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The Chicago Fire Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

The "One Chicago" universe on NBC spans a whopping four separate shows (including the cancelled "Chicago Justice") in addition to crossover events with other NBC shows such as "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." With how big the franchise has grown, it might be hard to forget it all started with one show back in 2012, "Chicago Fire," which continues to enthrall fans with its harrowing rescues and firehouse full of relatable characters.

While the performances of "Chicago Fire's" incredible cast make the show's fictional firefighters stand out, it also helps that the storylines and character arcs provide each member of Firehouse 51 with considerable depth and complexity. Much like in the real world, the way each character handles the life and death situations they regularly face is influenced by many different facets of their lives, including their history, loved ones, and the challenges they've overcome.

Since "Chicago Fire" boasts such interesting and multidimensional characters, it's only natural that many fans of the show might be wondering which character they most strongly resemble. As many of the cast of firefighters' diverse traits line up to those of the zodiac, it seems a natural place to look to compare. If you were wondering which "Chicago Fire" character you were most like based on your zodiac sign, keep reading to find out.

Aries: Gabriela Dawson

For longtime viewers of "Chicago Fire," it should come as little surprise that the show's most fiery personality is best represented by Aries. Aries is the sign of the Ram, and people born between March 21 and April 19 carry many of the traits associated with it, which include determination, courage, and impulsiveness.

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, which is fitting because people born under it are often known to be brash, and are likely to be the first ones to charge headfirst into something, whether they've had time to think it through or not. From "Chicago Fire's" very first episode, Gabriela Dawson is shown to be someone who is quick to do what she believes is right, consequences be damned. She saves a girl's life by performing a risky field procedure, and while the girl ends up making a full recovery, the family decides to push for a trial, causing the union to open a grievances file on Dawson.

While Dawson's maverick personality is her biggest link to Aries, she also embodies many of the other traits that accompany the zodiac's first fire sign. She always shows a level of determination that few other characters on the show can match, often pushing to better herself. Feeling she'd accomplished what she'd wanted to as a paramedic, Dawson took the tests to become a firefighter, even creating a competitive rivalry with another trainee, Rebecca Jones.

Taurus: Matt Casey

Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, represented by the bull. An earth sign, Taurus brings with it a more grounded personality, contrasting that of Aries. People born between April 20 and May 20 carry the traits of a Taurean, which include reliability, patience, and practicality. However, Taureans are also known to be overly stubborn and stuck in their ways. Once a Taurean sets their mind to something, it can be difficult to persuade them otherwise.

In "Chicago Fire," Matt Casey bears many of the traits often associated with a Taurus. In Firehouse 51, he is often seen as a grounding presence, helping to keep many of his more hot-blooded teammates in check. He tends to be one of the most reliable firefighters, and provides support as often as he can. He also seems to have an aversion to drastic changes or uncertain futures, even breaking up with his longtime fiancée, Hallie, because she doesn't want to settle down and have a family with him, only to get back together with her soon after because it feels strange not to be with her.

His stubborn side can also show itself quite often. He takes a long time to let anything go, often to his detriment. In Season 1, when Casey discovers that a drunk driver who paralyzed a young boy is getting off because his father is a Chicago P.D. detective, he fights to get justice despite everyone telling him to leave it alone.

Gemini: Peter Mills

For the first few seasons of "Chicago Fire," Peter Mills serves as the rookie candidate of Firehouse 51, and during the three seasons he's on the show, Mills displays many of the traits of a Gemini. Ruling between May 21 and June 20, Gemini is represented by the twins. As such, Geminis are often seen as having somewhat of a dual nature, sometimes being pulled between opposing forces. In addition, they are also known to be intelligent and curious, with a love for learning.

Like many Geminis, Peter Mills has a rich curiosity that drives him to succeed in Firehouse 51. As a candidate and eventually rookie member of the team, Mills always looks to further his skills and education as a firefighter, not just to impress his colleagues, but also to give himself the sense of success that he dreamed of as he followed in his father's footsteps.

Mills also struggles with opposing forces in his own life, often being pulled between his colleagues in the firehouse and his family's restaurant. After his father's death, Mills' mother wanted him to stay away from being a firefighter (exacerbated by her own history with Firehouse 51's Chief Boden). Despite Mills' love of firefighting, his need to stand by his family eventually wins out, and he leaves the profession.

Cancer: Leslie Shay

Cancer is the sign of the Crab, and rules from June 21 to July 22. Those born under the zodiac's first water sign are known to be protective, loyal, and deeply sentimental. While they are sometimes seen as clingy and too focused on the past, it's harder to find a more altruistic defender than a Cancer. That's why when it comes to helping loved ones, they have a hard time saying no.

In many ways, Leslie Shay is a perfect representation of a Cancer. She is extremely protective of her roommate Kelly Severide, and when he's injured on the job, she secretly continues to supply him with painkillers, despite knowing that he's become addicted to them. When she tells him to stop taking them, he keeps asking for "one more dose," and Leslie gives in.

She also has a tendency to cling to the past. When she discovers her ex-girlfriend has moved on and gotten pregnant, she becomes fixated on getting her old records back from her. Severide rightly points out that she's just trying to find ways to stay in her ex's life because she can't let go, perfectly showcasing a Cancer's clinginess and unwillingness to let go of the past.

Leo: Brian Otis Zvnecek

Before Mills joins Firehouse 51 in the first episode of "Chicago Fire," Brian Zvnecek is the team's rookie, and got his nickname "Otis" because he always had to handle elevators in emergency situations. As the life of the party in Firehouse 51, Otis is "Chicago Fire's" biggest Leo. The sign of the lion, it rules over those born between July 23 and August 22. As a fire sign, Leo brings warm-hearted, passionate, and cheerful personalities.

Otis is easily one of the most likable members of Firehouse 51, and is always the first one to crack a joke or make others laugh. His passion for his work never outweigh his passion for his friends, and because of that he forms many strong relationships in the firehouse, including with his best friend Joe Cruz. Like many Leos, he can also be very competitive, as evidenced by his rivalry with Stella Kidd over who gets to drive Truck 81.

Otis also displays some of a Leo's more negative qualities. For instance, many of his superiors see him as being too lazy to earn the promotions that he often pushes for, preferring to have a good time at work rather than truly bettering himself. Still, Otis' death in Season 7 of "Chicago Fire" remains one of the show's hardest moments thanks to Otis' beloved status.

Virgo: Wallace Boden

Virgo is the second earth sign of the zodiac, and much like Taureans, Virgos are known to be realists — strong, hard workers with an eye for details. People born between August 23 and September 22 fall under the rule of Virgo, and are known to be practical, reliable, and tend to be deeply admired by friends and co-workers. However, they often adopt an "all work, no play" attitude, which can alienate them from friends at times.

Wallace Boden carries many of these traits as the chief of Firehouse 51. He is thoughtful and analytical, never afraid to make the tough choices when they arise. In the Season 1 episode "One Minute," Chief Boden makes the difficult decision to leave a homeless man behind in a warehouse fire in order to save his crew. Despite taking a lot of flak for his decision, he can take comfort in the fact that his call saved Candidate Mills' life.

At times, Boden can have a difficult time relaxing and leaving the job behind. After the death of crew member Leslie Shay, Mouch tries to help Boden cope by inviting him to dinner and a concert, which only annoys Boden. When he finally gives in, he realizes how much he needed the relaxation, despite going against his every instinct.

Libra: Joe Cruz

Libra is the tenth sign of the zodiac, and is represented by the scales. Fittingly, Libras are known for being diplomatic and fair-minded, always striving to do their best by others, and ensure there is as much justice in the world that they can manage. The sun passes through Libra between September 23 and October 22.

In "Chicago Fire," Libra is best represented by Joe Cruz, a firefighter who comes from a rougher part of Chicago than his teammates, and unfortunately has seen many of his friends and family members join gangs and make dangerous decisions. Because of this, Cruz has often found himself employing a Libra's famously strong negotiation skills to help convince his friends to escape that life.

His strong sense of justice also weighs heavily on his conscience at times. In one episode, he abandons a gang member who's been terrorizing his brother in a building fire, choosing not to save him in order to keep his brother out of harm's way. The guilt over this decision eats away at him, and eventually he tells Matt Casey, only for Casey to tell him to pretend it didn't happen.

Scorpio: Kelly Severide

Ruling between October 23 and November 21, Scorpio is one of the most challenging signs to get to know, due to their complex nature and their tendency to keep things close to the chest. Scorpios are famous for being moody and tough to understand, but once someone becomes close with a Scorpio, they can be the most devoted and loyal friends anyone could ask for.

Kelly Severide is a good representation of a Scorpio in many ways, so it's unsurprising that he is also one of "Chicago Fire's" most complicated characters. Like many Scorpios, Severide often keeps many of his true opinions and issues (such as his drug addiction) to himself, only confiding in his closest friends, such as Shay or Casey. The brave and occasionally pushy personality he shows on the outside hides the sincere, loving, and intelligent man he really is.

This is highlighted in the episode "Mon Amour," when Severide is sent to rescue a construction worker who is trapped beneath some rubble. Despite trying everything to save the worker, both Severide and the trapped man soon realize that he will die, and Severide stays by his side and lets him record a message to his wife. It has such a profound impact on the man that he says Severide is like the son he always wanted.

Sagittarius: Sylvie Brett

Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac, and has often been labelled as the "sign of the traveler" due to Sagittarians' love of movement, both literal and metaphorical. Born between November 22 and December 21, Sagittarians are known for their honesty and intelligence as much as their free-spirited and generous natures. They often have big dreams, causing them to move around in pursuit of them.

Sylvie Brett is a good representation of a Sagittarius in many ways. When the audience is first introduced to her, she tells Dawson that she was a "runaway bride," not because she didn't love her fiancé, but because marriage didn't feel right to her, pushing her to pursue other goals. She often moves seamlessly between relationships and places, eventually leaving for Oregon to be with Matt Casey.

Sagittarians are also known to be highly intelligent, something Brett shows in the unconventional methods she employs to save lives, including performing unorthodox procedures in the field. She is also extremely honest and upfront in her relationships, and carries an optimistic outlook that counterbalances some of her more cynical coworkers.

Capricorn: Christopher Herrmann

Capricorn is the final earth sign of the zodiac, and rules over those born between December 22 and January 19. Like its fellow earth signs, Capricorn carries traits that emphasize realistic thinking and hard work. Material possessions are important to Capricorns, and that, mixed with their persistence, makes them famously successful entrepreneurs.

So it probably comes as no surprise that "Chicago Fire's" resident independent businessman would be chosen to represent Capricorn. Christopher Herrmann is a longtime firefighter with Firehouse 51, and is especially close with Chief Boden. After being injured on the job, Herrmann decides to open a bar nearby the firehouse called Molly's, and invites several other firefighters to invest and become partners. As the show goes on, he pushes to expand Molly's into more locations, calling himself a "general entrepreneur."

Herrmann's Capricorn dependability also make him an excellent friend and family man. He has a wife and five children, all of whom he puts before his job. He's also the closest thing Chief Boden has to a best friend, and is asked to be the best man at Boden's wedding.

Aquarius: Stella Kidd

Stella Kidd was a late addition to the cast of "Chicago Fire," but she's quickly grown to be a mainstay and fan favorite, thanks in no small part to her many Aquarius traits. Aquarius is the final air sign of the zodiac, and rules between January 20 and February 18. Aquarians are famous for their uniqueness and originality, often making them the most noticeable people in the room.

From the moment she sets foot in the firehouse, Stella Kidd makes an impression on her coworkers. From her pretend feud with her old friend Dawson to her speech about loving the single life, Kidd certainly isn't what the rest of Firehouse 51 were expecting, but they quickly take a liking to her because of her magnetic charisma and strong skills as a firefighter.

Capricorns are also known to enjoy focusing on humanitarian efforts, often becoming activists for the causes they believe in. Stella demonstrates this quality in the Season 8 episode "I'll Cover You," where she creates a program called Girls on Fire, a charity program meant to help girls in public schools to become firefighters.

Pisces: Randall Mouch McHolland

Pisces is often seen as being one of the friendliest signs of the zodiac, which sums up Randall "Mouch" McHolland quite well. As the final water sign in the zodiac (and the final sign overall), Pisces factors heavily with emotion. Those born between February 19 and March 20 carry the traits of Pisces, which include a gentle and friendly nature, intuitive empathy, and wisdom.

Mouch is arguably the most compassionate member of Firehouse 51, and is often the first to help console a grieving coworker. After the firehouse is rocked by the death of Leslie Shay, Mouch makes it his mission to try to spend time with Chief Boden, who he can tell is struggling with the death and sinking too deeply into his work. Despite Boden's reluctance, Mouch keeps inviting him until he's willing to open up and relax a bit, which proves to be helpful. This persistence and empathy also helps Mouch to become the President of the Firefighter's Union.

Like many Pisces, Mouch also has a constant need to escape reality, and spends much of his time at the firehouse just sitting on the couch and watching television. He becomes so well known for it that the other firefighters begin calling him "Mouch" because he's half-man, half-couch.