History Film / Diggstown

24th Jun '16 10:22:44 AM ChronoLegion
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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Gillion gradually starts to lose his composure after losing the bet, snarling at passersby until he goes into a rage and tries to command the sheriff to execute martial law and capture Gabriel's crew in the street as they try to leave. He's rejected, having lost his power.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Gillion gradually starts to lose his composure after losing the bet, snarling at passersby until he goes into a rage and tries to command the sheriff to execute martial law and capture Gabriel's crew in the street as they try to leave. He's rejected, having lost his power. He then grabs the sheriff's gun and tries to shoot Caine himself, only for his son to step in and disarm him, disgusted with his father.]]
24th Jun '16 10:21:33 AM ChronoLegion
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* LoopholeAbuse: Both Caine and Gillon try to use the wording of their agreement to their advantage. Caine insists that a day must be 24 hours and that it must start exactly at midnight, hoping that the farmers wouldn't be used to getting up so early. Gillon insists on expanding the definition of "Diggstown" to encompass the entire Olivair County [[spoiler:to be able to bring in a SuperRinger in the form of Minoso Torres, a prison inmate in the county]]. The time between the verbal and written agreements also makes an appearance, when [[spoiler:Gillon moves another SuperRinger into the town the day before the written agreement is signed, thus allowing him to participate in the fight]].

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* LoopholeAbuse: Both Caine and Gillon try to use the wording of their agreement to their advantage. Caine insists that a day must be 24 hours and that it must start exactly at midnight, hoping that the farmers wouldn't be used to getting up so early. Gillon insists on expanding the definition of "Diggstown" to encompass the entire Olivair County [[spoiler:to be able to bring in a SuperRinger in the form of Minoso Torres, a prison inmate in the county]]. The time between the verbal and written agreements also makes an appearance, when [[spoiler:Gillon moves another SuperRinger into the town the day before the written agreement is signed, thus allowing him to participate in the fight]]. Additionally, [[spoiler:a fight only starts when both fighters enter the ring, so Gillon forces his son to step up to the ring and leave before entering. Caine and Palmer assume that it counts as a fight, but Gillon uses it to bring in Hagan after Palmer is tired, since he technically counts as fighter #10]].
24th Jun '16 10:19:07 AM ChronoLegion
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* LoopholeAbuse: Both Caine and Gillon try to use the wording of their agreement to their advantage. Caine insists that a day must be 24 hours and that it must start exactly at midnight, hoping that the farmers wouldn't be used to getting up so early. Gillon insists on expanding the definition of "Diggstown" to encompass the entire Olivair County [[spoiler:to be able to bring in a SuperRinger in the form of Minoso Torres, a prison inmate in the county]]. The time between the verbal and written agreements also makes an appearance, when [[spoiler:Gillon moves another SuperRinger into the town the day before the written agreement is signed, thus allowing him to participate in the fight]].
11th Apr '16 2:21:06 PM worldbreaker
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*CurbstompBattle: Sonny, the unfortunate victim of Honey Roy's TranquilFury.
25th Feb '16 4:07:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BatmanGambit: Caine's plot requires a bunch of them:
** Fitz's role depends on Gillon's son accepting his wagers and losing to the point that Gillon will find out and have to accept Fitz's boxing bet to rescue him.
** Caine counts on Palmer joining the plan after it's already underway. Palmer objects to the trope's use, but follows it anyway.
22nd Feb '16 9:08:19 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* CastTheExpert:
** The first boxer Roy fights is a former heavyweight title challenger Rocky Pepeli.
** The referee is legendary kickboxer Benny "the Jet" Urquidez.
22nd Feb '16 9:07:55 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* CastTheExpert:
** The first boxer Roy fights is a former heavyweight title challenger Rocky Pepeli.
** The referee is legendary kickboxer Benny "the Jet" Urquidez.
22nd Feb '16 9:04:33 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* RedHerring: A spectacularly gorgeous Creator/HeatherGraham plays the sister of Caine's prison buddy. It seems like she and Caine will become an item. They don't.



* SpoiledBrat: Robby, who gets a classic car from his father [[spoiler:only to lose it to Fitz a few days later.]]
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At the end, even he is disgusted with his father and tells him "You deserved to lose."

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* SpoiledBrat: SpoiledSweet: Robby, who gets in spite of being pampered by his crook of a classic car from father, is a pretty decent guy. He never shows his father [[spoiler:only to lose it to Fitz a few days later.]]
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At the end, even he
deviousness or corruption, is disgusted with honestly surprised and appreciative of his father father's gift of a car, and tells him "You deserved to lose."ultimately criticizes his father's behavior.



* TranquilFury: Honey Roy, during his fight against Sonny.
** As Gillon lampshades, "His mind is at a different place right now"
* VillainousBreakdown: Gillion gradually starts to lose his composure once Honey Roy Palmer keeps on winning each fight thats placed before him, he completely loses it when he lost the bet and when Gabriel out conned him at the end.

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* TranquilFury: Honey Roy, during his fight against Sonny.
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Sonny. As Gillon lampshades, "His mind is at a different place right now"
* VillainousBreakdown: Gillion [[spoiler:Gillion gradually starts to lose his composure once Honey Roy Palmer keeps on winning each fight thats placed before him, after losing the bet, snarling at passersby until he completely loses it when he goes into a rage and tries to command the sheriff to execute martial law and capture Gabriel's crew in the street as they try to leave. He's rejected, having lost the bet and when Gabriel out conned him at the end.his power.]]
22nd Feb '16 8:56:27 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* InsistentTerminology: Gabriel is a conman, not a hustler. In the beginning, he states that hustlers flee town after scoring, while conman can leave at their leisure. When Gillon thinks that he has Gabriel beat, he chastises him, "Never hustle and hustler," but Gabriel corrects him, "Never con a conman," just before pulling his final con.
12th Feb '16 10:49:53 AM lipranzer
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-->''There's two things we never joke about here in Diggstown, Mr. Caine; our boxing and our betting.''

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-->''There's ->'''Gillon:''' ''[[SeriousBusiness There's two things we never joke about here in Diggstown, Mr. Caine; our boxing and our betting.''
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