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* AmbiguouslyEvil: Anne Hannitys boss in ‘’The Inside Job’’ is seen giving orders early on in the hunt for Parker, but she was an intruder trying to rob his vaults. Later it’s revealed that Hannity is plotting to [[spoiler: wipe out most of the country’s wheat to get a monopoly]]. But it’s never stated if [[BiggerBad She’s taking orders from the CEO]]. Or [[UnwittingPawn going behind his back]] either during the teams investigation or the denouement of the episode, although it’s more strongly implied to be the later.

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: Anne Hannitys boss in ‘’The Inside Job’’ is seen giving orders early on in the hunt for Parker, but she was an intruder trying to rob his vaults. Later it’s revealed that Hannity is plotting to [[spoiler: wipe out most of the country’s wheat to get a monopoly]]. But it’s never stated if [[BiggerBad She’s She's taking orders from the CEO]].CEO. Or [[UnwittingPawn going behind his back]] either during the teams investigation or the denouement of the episode, although it’s more strongly implied to be the later.


* AmbiguouslyEvil: Anne Hannitys boss in ‘’The Inside Job’’ is seen giving orders early on in the hunt for Parker, but she was an intruder trying to rob his vaults. Later it’s revealed that Hannity is plotting to [[spoiler: wipe out most of the country’s wheat to get a monopoly]]. But it’s never stated if [[BiggerBad She’s taking orders from the CEO]]. Or [[UnwittingPawn going behind his back]] either during the teams investigation or the denouement of the episode.

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: Anne Hannitys boss in ‘’The Inside Job’’ is seen giving orders early on in the hunt for Parker, but she was an intruder trying to rob his vaults. Later it’s revealed that Hannity is plotting to [[spoiler: wipe out most of the country’s wheat to get a monopoly]]. But it’s never stated if [[BiggerBad She’s taking orders from the CEO]]. Or [[UnwittingPawn going behind his back]] either during the teams investigation or the denouement of the episode.episode, although it’s more strongly implied to be the later.

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: Anne Hannitys boss in ‘’The Inside Job’’ is seen giving orders early on in the hunt for Parker, but she was an intruder trying to rob his vaults. Later it’s revealed that Hannity is plotting to [[spoiler: wipe out most of the country’s wheat to get a monopoly]]. But it’s never stated if [[BiggerBad She’s taking orders from the CEO]]. Or [[UnwittingPawn going behind his back]] either during the teams investigation or the denouement of the episode.


** Christian Kane ''finally'' gets to put his musical chops to good use in "The Studio Job". He also does most of his own stunts.

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** Christian Kane ''finally'' gets to put his musical chops to good use in "The Studio Job". He also does most of his own stunts. And the cooking is all him, too.


* TheBrute: TheButcher of Kiev, [[BadassInANiceSuit Mr. Quinn]], and [[PsychoForHire Roper]] who all function as the muscle for their respective antagonist groups. And of course, [[BossInMookClothing Moto'a security guard.]]

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* TheBrute: TheButcher of Kiev, [[BadassInANiceSuit Mr. Quinn]], and [[PsychoForHire Roper]] who all function as the muscle for their respective antagonist groups. And of course, [[BossInMookClothing Moto'a Moto's security guard.]]


* TheBrute: TheButcher of Kiev, [[BadassInANiceSuit Mr. Quinn]], and [[PsychoForHire Roper]] who all function as the muscle for their respective antagonist groups.

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* TheBrute: TheButcher of Kiev, [[BadassInANiceSuit Mr. Quinn]], and [[PsychoForHire Roper]] who all function as the muscle for their respective antagonist groups. And of course, [[BossInMookClothing Moto'a security guard.]]


* BadassGrandpa: Archie Leech, most definitely. [[spoiler: In "The Last Dam Job" when Chaos makes a snide comment about his age, Archie sticks his cane under Chaos' chin and tells him that he has two canes. One of them has a high-voltage taser in it. The other has a six-inch stiletto spike, but he can't remember which is which because of his old age. Later on, Chaos says something snide again and Archie tases him in the neck.]]
--> '''Archie:''' "Huh, it was the taser…"



'''Nate:''' *pause* [[TranquilFury He used]] [[BerserkButton my son.]]\\

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'''Nate:''' *pause* [[TranquilFury He used]] [[BerserkButton He used my son.]]\\



** [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot Averted, unfortunately.]] Word Of God says that if ''Series/{{Psych}}'' hadn't made ''Leverage'' a fictional show within ''Psych'''s universe, Eliot would have had an uncle named Henry.

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** [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot Averted, unfortunately.]] unfortunately. Word Of God says that if ''Series/{{Psych}}'' hadn't made ''Leverage'' a fictional show within ''Psych'''s universe, Eliot would have had an uncle named Henry.

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*** Before the show started, he was the aforementioned White Knight. As an insurance agent, he moved in unpredictable ways, and skipped past defenses that criminals had put up that would stop police, but not him.

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** The end of the show ends with Nate and Sophie leaving the group, thus making FighterMageThief:
*** Fighter: Elliot as a hitter
*** Mage: Hardison as a hacker
*** Thief: Parker as... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a theif]]
*** They could also be viewed as NiceMeanAndInBetween with Hardison being Nice, Elliot being Mean, and Parker being In Between.

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** Sometimes averted in the long run, when it's pointed out that scrutiny will reveal that the mark was innocent of whatever Leverage framed them for. However, Nate points out that it is often too late, and said scrutiny will also reveal their ''real'' crimes.

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* AbortedArc: Several episodes through the first several seasons have Hardison planning to eventually run his own crew, and Nate pointing out skills he lacks (such as willingness to push his crew past their breaking points) or needs to improve on (such as don't coast on his skill and luck) before he can. After he is humbled in "the Gold Job" in season 4, this arc is dropped, and Season 5 has Nate groom Parker to be the new Mastermind instead.


** "The Grave Danger Job" (season four) includes Hardison being buried alive by a Mexican drug cartel.

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** "The Grave Danger Job" (season four) includes Hardison being buried alive by a Mexican drug cartel. PlayedForDrama and probably hits NightmareFuel levels as the search for him gets more frantic.


* BruceWayneHeldHostage: Subverted in "The Bank Shot Job." The "villains" weren't looking for the heroes (and didn't know they were there.) They interrupted the team as they were about to rob TheMark, leading to a cross between this trope and MuggingTheMonster.


* CourtroomAntic: Hardison's part of the con in "The Juror #6 Job." He started by bringing in a massive amount of information so boring and irrelevant that the judge was falling asleep, when by that point she should definitely have been demanding an ''actual justification'' for why it was important. Then he discredited his opposition's expert witness by bringing up the fact that he was on the no-fly list, which he only knew by hacking into their database and so had no proof of, and claiming that [[YouFailLogicForever if the government didn't trust him to fly how could they trust his testimony]]. The judge ignored their objection and didn't give so much as a DisregardThatStatement.

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* CourtroomAntic: Hardison's part of the con in "The Juror #6 Job." He started by bringing in a massive amount of information so boring and irrelevant that the judge was falling asleep, when by that point she should definitely have been demanding an ''actual justification'' for why it was important. Then he discredited his opposition's expert witness by bringing up the fact that he was on the no-fly list, which he only knew by hacking into their database and so had no proof of, and claiming that [[YouFailLogicForever [[LogicalFallacies if the government didn't trust him to fly how could they trust his testimony]]. The judge ignored their objection and didn't give so much as a DisregardThatStatement.

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