History Film / NothingButTrouble

15th Feb '18 8:46:22 PM Bojack727
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** Subverted partly. While corrupt, the JP is not a "hick" in the traditional sense of the term, as illustrated by the fact that he's has an Engineering Degree, and by the fact that he's likely the one who heavily modified and automated his courthouse/mansion.

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** Subverted partly. While corrupt, the JP is not a "hick" in the traditional sense of the term, as illustrated by the fact that he's he has an Engineering Degree, and by the fact that he's likely the one who heavily modified and automated his courthouse/mansion.
15th Feb '18 8:45:41 PM Bojack727
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**Subverted partly. While corrupt, the JP is not a "hick" in the traditional sense of the term, as illustrated by the fact that he's has an Engineering Degree, and by the fact that he's likely the one who heavily modified and automated his courthouse/mansion.
22nd Jan '18 3:12:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* CavalryBetrayal: After escaping from Judge Valkenheiser's grasp, Chris and Diane go back with an entire army of state troopers in tow to arrest the HangingJudge. It becomes obvious that they're ALL in league with Valkenheiser when they turn their weapons on the pair.

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* CavalryBetrayal: After [[spoiler:After escaping from Judge Valkenheiser's grasp, Chris and Diane go back with an entire army of state troopers in tow to arrest the HangingJudge. It becomes obvious that they're ALL in league with Valkenheiser when they turn their weapons on the pair.]]
5th Nov '17 6:42:28 PM RichardX1
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* CorruptHick: Judge Alvin Valkenheiser and how! Valkenvania is basically his personal fiefdom (his mansion is even built like a castle, complete with moat). Plus his whole operation consists of having his [[DirtyCop deputized family members]] arrest criminals (both [[AssholeVictim real]] and [[DisproportionateRetribution imagined]]) who journey through the town before [[HangingJudge executing them]] so they can loot their cars and other belongings.

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* CorruptHick: Judge Alvin Valkenheiser and how! Valkenvania is basically his personal fiefdom (his mansion is even built like a castle, complete with moat).moat; and his official title, "Shire Reeve", is the feudal version of a magistrate). Plus his whole operation consists of having his [[DirtyCop deputized family members]] arrest criminals (both [[AssholeVictim real]] and [[DisproportionateRetribution imagined]]) who journey through the town before [[HangingJudge executing them]] so they can loot their cars and other belongings.
1st Oct '17 8:55:28 PM Angeldeb82
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** Chris and Diane also find tons of newspaper clippings and [=IDs=] in the attic belonging to the Judge's previous victims, most of whom are various disreputable people such as mafioso, ex-Nazis, and biker gangs. [[AndZoidberg And Hare Krishnas]].

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** Chris and Diane also find tons of newspaper clippings and [=IDs=] in the attic belonging to the Judge's previous victims, most of whom are various disreputable people such as mafioso, ex-Nazis, and biker gangs. [[AndZoidberg [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And Hare Krishnas]].Krishnas.]]
17th Sep '17 6:49:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Surprisingly averted. It seems to be the ''one'' thing the JP has in terms of being just. In spite of being a CorruptHick par excellence, when he judges a group of hip hop artists, he actually lets them be on their way after asking them for a favor.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Surprisingly averted. It seems to be the ''one'' thing the JP has in terms of being just. In spite of being a CorruptHick par excellence, when he judges a group of hip hop artists, he actually lets them be on their way after asking them for a favor. Though the heroes also discover a newspaper clipping indicating that he executed a group of [[AcceptableReligiousTargets Hare Krishnas]].
17th Sep '17 6:44:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* AllCrimesAreEqual: J.P. Valkenheiser runs a courtroom still operating under feudal law in modern-day American coal country. This gives him the right to execute people for anything varying from attempted murder of one of his officers to ''running a stop sign''.



* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: The JP forces Christopher to marry his granddaughter [[AbhorrentAdmirer Eldona]], the alternative being execution for being a banker. He agrees to go through the ceremony since he figures it will give him an opportunity to escape, but after tying the knot he immediately get caught.

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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: The JP forces Christopher to marry his granddaughter [[AbhorrentAdmirer Eldona]], the alternative being [[AllCrimesAreEqual execution for running a stop sign]] (and being a banker.banker!). He agrees to go through the ceremony since he figures it will give him an opportunity to escape, but after tying the knot he immediately get caught.
17th Aug '17 11:00:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler:Valkenvania is destroyed in a massive gas explosion, and the heroes make it back home when a news report reveals that the hick HangingJudge is still alive and is going to pay his "grandson-in-law" a visit.]]
13th Aug '17 7:08:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: The JP forces Christopher to marry his granddaughter [[AbohrrentAdmirer Eldona]], the alternative being execution for being a banker. He agrees to go through the ceremony since he figures it will give him an opportunity to escape, but after tying the knot he immediately get caught.

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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: The JP forces Christopher to marry his granddaughter [[AbohrrentAdmirer [[AbhorrentAdmirer Eldona]], the alternative being execution for being a banker. He agrees to go through the ceremony since he figures it will give him an opportunity to escape, but after tying the knot he immediately get caught.
13th Aug '17 7:07:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: The JP forces Christopher to marry his granddaughter Eldona, the alternative being execution for being a banker. He agrees to go through the ceremony since he figures it will give him an opportunity to escape, but after tying the knot he immediately get caught.

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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: The JP forces Christopher to marry his granddaughter Eldona, [[AbohrrentAdmirer Eldona]], the alternative being execution for being a banker. He agrees to go through the ceremony since he figures it will give him an opportunity to escape, but after tying the knot he immediately get caught.
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