Dr. Gregory House
Dr. Gregory House is a board certified diagnostician with a double specialty of infectious disease and nephrology. The guy is a really, really good doctor.
He cares far more about solving cases, which he sees as elaborate puzzles, than about the patients themselves. House is a grumpy individual, largely due to the blood clot in his leg that leaves the character with a perpetual limp.
He's been hooked on Vicodin, and on being an ass to those around him. But we still can't get enough of the guy!
People don't get what they deserve. They just get what they get. There's nothing any of us can do about it.House
House: Lift up your arms. You have a parasite.
Jill: Like a tapeworm or something?
House: Lie back and lift up your sweater. You can put your arms down.
Jill: Can you do anything about it?
House: Only for about a month or so. After that it becomes illegal to remove, except in a couple of states.
House: Don't worry. Many women learn to embrace this parasite. They name it, dress it up in tiny clothes, arrange playdates with other parasites...
House: (showing her sonogram) It has your eyes.