Have you ever wondered how people like Olivia Pope or Ray Donovan might have gotten into their respective positions? We think we've figured it out.
Some people are always cleaning up someone else's mess, whether it's a dirty kitchen or a dead body. It's just who they are.
Monica Geller, for instance, is always cleaning up after her friends. Does she complain? Well, only when it's Rachel because that's her roommate and she expects more from her.
Characters like Winn Schott from Supergirl are tasked with saving the day to help friends' escape certain death.
But not all of these characters are cleaning up other people's messes. There are also those who create their own messes because their lives are so bizarre and, frankly, awful at times, it is the only way to regain any control.
So, go ahead and take a look at the 15 characters we've chosen that are just always cleaning or, ahem, fixing things.
Ann Perkins from Parks and Recreation
Remember when Ann helped Leslie clean out her house after discovering she was a hoarder? Well, as good of a friend we know she is, there were definitely some ulterior motives there... After all, Ann, a nurse, is one of the cleanest people ever, her best friend's house can't be a disaster zone.
Monica Geller from Friends
Well, we all knew Monica just had to be on this list. Ever part of her goes overboard, but when it comes to cleaning, no one can compete. There's no cleaner, safer, germ-free place than wherever Monica Geller is living.
Barry Allen from The Flash
Luckily for him, Barry Allen is the fastest man alive, which means deep cleaning takes him about one second. Meanwhile, the rest of us are spending six hours just trying to clean our bedrooms. With great speed comes higher expectations for your cleaning abilities, so Barry and Iris' apartment better be sparkling with cleanliness.
Lynn Pierce from Black Lightning
Lynn likes to keep her life neat and tidy, but her ex-husband being Black Lightning has always thrown her plans for a nice, normal life. So, in order to get control, you know Lynn keeps everything clean and placed exactly where she wants. If she can't control Jefferson, she has to at least be able to control what the rest of her life looks like.
Trish Walker from Marvel's Jessica Jones
With Jessica Jones as a best friend breaking windows every other day by throwing some dirtbag out of her apartment, you know Trish has to be the one cleaning to try to maintain an inkling of her best friend's wellbeing. Pair that with her need to control everything in her life, and now you can see why her apartment is so guarded and put together, right?
Sam Winchester from Supernatural
Dean and Sam pretty much always clean up each other's messes, but Dean usually only sticks to the supernatural messes. Anything else, Sam is usually the one cleaning their motel rooms, helping his brother with anything, and trying to keep a little bit of his life as normal as he can since that's all he's ever wanted.