History Characters / HellOnWheels

19th Jul '17 1:40:38 PM Omnicron13
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* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: The Swede was once a kindly quartermaster who would willingly starve to ensure his comrades didn't go without. An extended stay in [[HellholePrison Andersonville]] changed all that.

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* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: The Swede was once a kindly quartermaster who would willingly starve to ensure his comrades didn't go without.without what little food they were given while imprisoned. An extended stay in [[HellholePrison Andersonville]] changed all that.



* EvilCounterpart / {{Foil}}: As the man himself notes, The Swede is, essentially, Bohannon's dark side personified: A ruthless murderer addicted to battle itself. He is a constant reminder of Bohannon's capacity for evil.

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* EvilCounterpart / {{Foil}}: As the man himself notes, The Swede is, essentially, Bohannon's dark side personified: A ruthless murderer addicted to battle and killing itself. He is a constant reminder of Bohannon's capacity for evil.



* {{Hypocrite}}: He compares Bohannon to Loki, the "god of chaos" yet his behavior, especially in the second season, is far more disruptive than Bohannon's bordering ForTheEvulz.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: He compares Bohannon to Loki, the "god of chaos" yet his behavior, especially in the second season, is far more disruptive than Bohannon's Bohannon's, bordering on ForTheEvulz.


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* NotSoDifferent: He often describes how similar he and Bohannon are in terms of their murderous tendencies and their propensity for spreading death wherever they go. Whenever Bohannon tries to condemn him, Gundersen often describes how Bohannon is little better is in acts.
--> '''Thor Gundersen''': If your misguided sense of justice requires that I hang for my crimes? Surely you can understand that you must hang there beside me for yours. The bodies you have piled up do not disappear when you bury them away out of sight. You bring death everywhere.
16th Jul '17 9:20:15 PM somerandomdude
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-->''"Guess I ain't too used to the sight of Union Blue ridin' up on me."''

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-->''"Guess I ain't too used to -->''"This railroad's gettin' built, gentlemen. And we're just the sight of Union Blue ridin' up on me.bastards to do it."''


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-->''"Is it a villain you want? I'll play the part. After all, what is a drama without a villain? And what is the building of this road if not a grand drama?"''


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-->''"It's 'Mr. Ferguson.'"''


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-->''"You don't know who I am, or what I'm capable of."''


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-->''"Mr. Bohannon, did the good Lord save you from hanging so you could drown yourself in whiskey?"''


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-->"''I'm not a bounty hunter. It's my duty to help."''


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-->''"He's paying me, just like he pays you. The only difference being, I don't gotta kill nobody."''


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-->''"I dunno if anyone's told you, lad, but we Irish are the niggers of the British Empire."''


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-->'''Sean:''' Mickey's got twelve toes.\\
'''Mickey:''' Sean's got eight.\\
'''Sean:''' Individually, we're freaks.\\
'''Mickey:''' Put together, we're whole.


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-->''"Never thought I'd see the day where I'd be the boss of the boss."''


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-->''"God can have a sense of humor too, Mr. Bohannan."''


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-->''"It is good to make this sacrifice where the sun can look down and see you. It is a great privilege to dance with the sun."''
14th Jul '17 12:09:21 AM AxelFive
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* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: The Swede was once a kindly quartermaster who would willingly starve to ensure his comrades didn't go without. An extended stay in [[HellholePrison Andersonville]] changed all that.
12th Jul '17 5:11:33 PM somerandomdude
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-->''"Guess I ain't too used to the sight of Union Blue ridin' up on me."''
10th Jul '17 4:06:47 PM somerandomdude
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** Also why he fought for the Confederacy, despite marrying a Northern woman and being convinced of the evils of slavery (he'd freed his slaves since ''before'' the war started).
20th Apr '17 9:45:51 PM Omnicron13
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* TheAtoner: For his past misdeeds as a proud and brave Indian Warrior.

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* TheAtoner: For his past misdeeds as a proud of brutal mass murder and brave scalping during his time as an Indian Warrior.



* StarCrossedLovers: With Ruth. Fate always intervenes when they're about to get together.

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* StarCrossedLovers: With Ruth. Fate always intervenes when they're about to get together. He even proposed to her and admitted his love for Ruth, but she turned him down due to the stigma their relationship would create and ended any chance of being together.



* TheDeterminator: [[spoiler:A good portion of episode 5x06 deals with Mei trying to return her father's body to China.Eventually becomes KnowWhenToFoldEm after setbacks during her and Cullen's journey force them to bury her father in the woods.]]

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* TheDeterminator: [[spoiler:A good portion of episode 5x06 deals with Mei trying to return her father's body to China. Eventually becomes KnowWhenToFoldEm after setbacks during her and Cullen's journey force them to abandon that goal and bury her father in the woods.]]



* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: [[spoiler: We see her transformation into Fong happen during a flashback;her village is in the process of being burned down/attacked by Taiping rebels while she disguises herself.]]

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* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: [[spoiler: We see her transformation into Fong happen during a flashback;her flashback; her village is in the process of being burned down/attacked by Taiping rebels while she disguises herself.]]
20th Apr '17 9:45:51 PM Omnicron13
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5th Apr '17 8:39:34 PM MWAB
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* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: Maybe, maybe not.]]
** In the episode "Elam Ferguson" [[spoiler: he is gunned down by Bohannon after going mad, shortly after he was revealed to have survived his encounter with the bear at the end of season three.]]

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* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: Maybe, maybe not.]]
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In the episode "Elam Ferguson" [[spoiler: he is gunned down by Bohannon after going mad, shortly after he was revealed to have survived his encounter with the bear at the end of season three.]]
5th Apr '17 8:55:20 AM MWAB
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* LastNameBasis: His first name was never mentioned. [[spoiler: until his funeral, that is.]]

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* LastNameBasis: His first name was never mentioned. [[spoiler: until his funeral, that is.]]is rarely mentioned.
9th Nov '16 12:16:13 PM sol_aznable
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!!Campbell's Men
* AvengingtheVillain: [[spoiler: Assaulting Durant was Heckard’s way of getting revenge for Jessup’s death. Too bad for him he got the wrong guy…]]
* HangingJudge: Death by hanging is the only sentence that Judge Webber has doled out, whether or not it was the right call to make.
* KangarooCourt: If having one member of the group serve as the sole witness while the verdict being at least partially determined by the group leader’s will isn’t unfair, this troper doesn’t know what is. Their trials are even referred to as this by Louise Ellison.
* LastNameBasis: Almost always referred to by their family names, with the occasional job title thrown in. [[spoiler: Heckard’s given name, Dwight, is not revealed until ‘Under Color of Law’ when Sydney arrests Durant for his murder.]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: “Dumb mick” is not an appropriate term for anyone who’s Irish, Jessup.
* SuddenlySexuality: [[spoiler: With no clear implications beforehand, Heckard admits to having been in love with another man. It’s unknown, however, if he would qualify as gay or bisexual (given his apparent pass at Naomi in 'Chicken Hill').]]
* TheSociopath: An apt description for both Jessup and Heckard, the latter especially.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Marshal Jessup and Heckard are rarely seen apart. As partners in law enforcement, it could be because of this profession; however, the last scene of ‘Life’s a Mystery’ gives some [[StraightGay additional context]].
* USMarshal: Two of them.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Treasurer Atwood gets very, ''very'' little screen-time between his introduction and death.
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