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Favorite Character: Penelope

Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope really makes a great addition to this show!

Contributed by Kathryn Vercillo

"The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."

Contributed by Mandy Perry

Shemar Moore (the actor who portrays Derek Morgan).

Contributed by Empriś Durden

A photo of the Criminal Minds team from Shemar Moore's facebook page.

Contributed by Empriś Durden

Reid fits in the "super sleuth" law enforcement trope. The super sleuth has incredible skills and is very intellectual,

Contributed by Alexandra Breed

Gideon fits in the "female" and "aging cop" law enforcement tropes. He is more emotional, obsessive, and uneven. He is more experienced than Hotch. He is the former super sleuth.

Contributed by Alexandra Breed

Morgan fits in the "Soldier" law enforcement trope. The "Soldier" is often hyper-masculine and highly skilled. The "soldier" solves everything with violence and the system is in their way.

Contributed by Alexandra Breed

Hotchner is a character that fits in "The Professional" law enforcement trope. "The Professional" always wears a suit, is clean cut, and attractive. They are very "by the book" and follow the laws. This character IS the job, meaning they have no personality.

Contributed by Alexandra Breed

Elle Greenaway is a character that fits the "Female Rogue Cop" law enforcement trope. She is more masculine than the "Female Cop" trope.

Contributed by Alexandra Breed

Jennifer Jareau is a character that fits the common "Female Cop" law enforcement trope.

Contributed by Alexandra Breed