Gina Linetti

Gina Linetti

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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Character Analysis

(Avoiding Spoilers)

Living... in an apartment in New York by herself. Although she doesn't enjoy work itself, Gina feels comfortable in her work environment and thus spends most of her time there rather than at home.

Profession... civilian administrator in the 99th Precinct of the New York Police Department. It is exclusively a desk job involving mostly paperwork, but Gina is convinced that her presence is entirely essentially. She claims that just like she would not be able to function without the officers in the field, they would not be able to function without her. She might have a better case if, say, she actually did her work a little more often.

Interests... herself. Gina is extremely narcissistic, clearly enamored by her own supposed inner and outer beauty. As Sergeant Jeffords describes her, "She's like a cockatiel, fascinated by her own reflection," which is immediately confirmed by Gina gazing into mirror saying, "Why, hello there, beautiful.” Gina is also a dancer in a troupe called “Floorgasm.”

Relationship Status... single, though Gina is convinced she’s quite the catch. She is overtly flirtatious with many of the men she meets, including some of the alleged perpetrators brought into the precinct as suspects.

Challenge... insecurity. Gina's often-questionable behavior seems to mostly be a protective measure for her vulnerability. She can dish out the abuse under the guise of “tough love” – and does so repeatedly – but she can’t take it. As Detective Boyle says to her after suffering her usual stream of insults, "You're just trying to hurt me to distract yourself from your own internal pain."

Personality... sarcastic, cynical, and lazy. Gina thoroughly enjoys causing trouble in the precinct. She rarely seems to be doing what she is paid to do unless she is given a direct order from Captain Holt. And even then, she is much more casual with him than is appropriate towards her boss, showing little respect for his authority. On the other hand, Gina does sometimes offer surprisingly good advice and has proven to be very helpful in managing the precinct when she needs to be. She’d just rather not do so unless it’s completely necessary, preferring instead to make smart-aleck comments from her desk.


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