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* {{Jerkass}}: Was initially one towards Bay because she didn't approve of Emmett dating a hearing girl. However, she softened up considerably after the two found some common ground.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Was She was initially one towards Bay because she didn't approve of Emmett dating a hearing girl. However, she softened up considerably after the two found some common ground.



* [[spoiler: TeacherStudentRomance]]: According to her during the second season, she [[spoiler: had a brief relationship with an older professor of hers, but broke it off due to their age difference causing them to have little in common.]]
** [[spoiler: This is much like the plot of Matlin's Oscar-making hit "Children of a Lesser God", except the professor's prejudice was the dealbreaker there.]]

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* [[spoiler: TeacherStudentRomance]]: According to her during the second season, she [[spoiler: had a brief relationship with an older professor of hers, but broke it off due to their age difference causing them to have little in common. This is much like the plot of Matlin's Oscar-making hit "Children of a Lesser God", except the professor's prejudice was the deal breaker there.]]
** [[spoiler: This is much like the plot of Matlin's Oscar-making hit "Children of a Lesser God", except the professor's prejudice was the dealbreaker there.]]



* TwoferTokenMinority: Natalie is deaf and also queer.

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* TwoferTokenMinority: Natalie is deaf a "threefer"-she's deaf, queer and also queer.
a woman of color (though the last was unexplored in the show-her actress is Puerto Rican).


* TwoferTokenMinority: Natalie is a deaf and also queer.

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* TwoferTokenMinority: Natalie is a deaf and also queer.


* JerkassFacade: He can be a bit of a jerk at first, but considering his circumstances, as well as learning to open up to others a bit more, he's revealed to be quite a sweetheart.

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* JerkassFacade: HiddenHeartOfGold: He can be a bit of a jerk at first, but considering his circumstances, as well as learning to open up to others a bit more, he's revealed to be quite a sweetheart.


* TwoferTokenMinority: Natalie is a threefer: she's deaf, a Latina and also a lesbian.

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* TwoferTokenMinority: Natalie is a threefer: she's deaf, a Latina deaf and also a lesbian.
queer.


* StraightGay: It's revealed in "Human/Need/Desire" that she's either a lesbian or bisexual.

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* StraightGay: LipstickLesbian: It's revealed in "Human/Need/Desire" that she's either a lesbian or bisexual.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Natalie is a threefer: she's deaf, a Latina and also a lesbian.


->Portrayed by: Ivonne Coll

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->Portrayed by: Ivonne CollCreator/IvonneColl


->Portrayed by: Lea Thompson

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->Portrayed by: Lea ThompsonCreator/LeaThompson

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* {{Nepotism}}: It's not treated negatively, but a lot of the key positions in organizations he runs end up getting filled by his children (and their friends). {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Bay at one point.



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* StrawmanPolitical: John seems to develop new, stereotypically conservative beliefs whenever it would cause the most drama and familial tension. This picks up after he gets elected.


* PapaWolf: He becomes this when he finds out that Daphne was secretly seeing Chef Jeff in the mid-season finale. [[spoiler: He punches him in the face and even threatens Jeff to stay away from her if he ever sees her again]].

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* PapaWolf: He becomes this when he finds out that Daphne was secretly seeing Chef Jeff in the mid-season season 1 finale. [[spoiler: He punches him in the face and even threatens Jeff to stay away from her if he ever sees her again]].


* [[spoiler:AManIsNotAVirgin]]


* StopHelpingMe: InUniverse - he gets pretty frustrated with Bay defending him due to his deafness.

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* StopHelpingMe: UnwantedAssistance: InUniverse - he gets pretty frustrated with Bay defending him due to his deafness.


* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:After her mom takes the job in their old neighborhood, and especially after Angelo's death, she starts to do any number of illegal things. It has yet to get her into trouble.]]

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* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:After her mom takes the job in their old neighborhood, and especially after Angelo's death, she starts to do any number of illegal things. It has yet to get her into trouble.Bay took the blame for the worst ones, and they've both set themselves up for failure.]]



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**[[spoiler: This is much like the plot of Matlin's Oscar-making hit "Children of a Lesser God", except the professor's prejudice was the dealbreaker there.]]

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