Medium Awareness: Episode 3 begins with a potted history of

Moscow Centre: A majority of Clancy’s fictional works involve the KGB or its successors. Up to The Sum of All Fears, people of Moscow Centre were always cast as the antagonists, though infrequently as outright villains. Only a Flesh Wound: Averted. Almighty Janitor: Bill Towner, an electrician with knowledge about alternate dimensions, a swashbuckling hero and a guy just doing…

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Inexplicably Identical Individuals: The horses appearing in

Death by Falling Over: The crowbar has a ‘nudge’ attack, allowing Traitors to push unsuspecting innocents off ledges. This can be impractical due to some turning around almost immediately after they’re pushed off a ledge and seeing their killer’s name, then blurting it out to their fellow innocents. Against AFK players, however, this becomes a fantastic way to eliminate them…

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The entire scene only exists to show how proficient L is

Batman Cold Open: The opening scene shows L killing a gang of drug dealers in a matter of minutes. The entire scene only exists to show how proficient L is, and has nothing to do with the rest of the film. Better to Die than Be Killed: L is already mortally wounded but succeeds in pulling a Taking You with…

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Hope Bringer: Himeya becomes one for Komon

It is only in episode 16 when he gets back to his normal self. Hope Bringer: Himeya becomes one for Komon. Hour of Power: A series hallmark. Everybody Hates Chris launched right around the time The Bernie Mac Show ended, and, like The Bernie Mac Show, was pitched to Fox execs (though it was rejected before the sitcom got sent…

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He’s a bit high strung after spending twenty years stuck in a

Professional Gambler: many contestants are professional players in poker, pool, Go, and even Starcraft. Reality TV Show Mansion: The set is always styled like a mansion. Recurring Character: Every season except the first featured at least one returning player. There may still be hope, however. Ocular Gushers: Lubberkin does this constantly. He’s a bit high strung after spending twenty years…

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According to Word of God, however, Claire and Gretchen’s

Ironically, they cut another kiss from the episode “Pass/Fail” to avoid further accusations of invoking this trope (which seems counterintuitive). According to Word of God, however, Claire and Gretchen’s relationship would have continued in the next season had the show not been canceled. Unfortunately, Heroes Reborn’s supplemental material retconned the romantic component of their relationship for the sake of the…

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