History Series / Airwolf

13th Apr '16 12:29:38 PM Exxolon
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The show is well known for its theme music that combined techno with a humming meant to invoke helicopter blades. It also includes some very impressive low-level helicopter flying.

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The show is well known for its theme music that combined techno with a humming meant to invoke helicopter blades. It also includes some very impressive low-level helicopter flying.
flying. Airwolf itself was a Bell 222A helicopter with extensive cosmetic modifications to make it appear to be a futuristic military prototype, the actual aircraft was destroyed after the end of the series in a fatal crash while being used as an air ambulance.
6th Apr '16 1:25:02 PM WhiteCrane
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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Justified because Airwolf ''is'' the prototype, and Dr. Moffet destroyed the facility where it was designed and manufactured in the pilot episode.
3rd Nov '15 6:54:52 PM wrm5
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* DoomMagnet: Stringfellow Hawke. Almost everyone he's close to dies. There are 4 exceptions to this. 1: Dom. 2: Archangel. 3: Marella. 4: Caitlin. [[spoiler: And even Dominic dies eventually, at the start of Season 4.]] Because AnyoneCanDie.

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Stringfellow Hawke. Almost everyone he's close to dies. There are 4 exceptions to this. 1: Dom. 2: Archangel. 3: Marella. 4: Caitlin. [[spoiler: And even Dominic dies eventually, at the start of Season 4.]] Because AnyoneCanDie.AnyoneCanDie.
** Caitlin develops traces of this as well, considering the number of love interests she's had who have either died or revealed themselves as EvilAllAlong.
3rd Nov '15 4:14:42 PM wrm5
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* BlandNameProduct: One episode shows a package of what is very clearly Red Man chewing tobacco, but with the name on the label changed to "Big Chief."
2nd Nov '15 1:59:56 PM wrm5
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* MechaMooks: Thanks in great part to Hawk's flying skills, Airwolf destroys hordes of enemy helicopters in many episodes, frequently with individual components that are superior to Airwolf's. However, as the bumper sticker that clearly belongs on Airwolf's fuselage reads: "Outnumbered? Yes. Outgunned? Maybe. Outclassed? ''Never.''"

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* MechaMooks: Thanks in great part to Hawk's Hawke's flying skills, Airwolf destroys hordes of enemy helicopters in many episodes, frequently with individual components that are superior to Airwolf's. However, as the bumper sticker that clearly belongs on Airwolf's fuselage reads: "Outnumbered? Yes. Outgunned? Maybe. Outclassed? ''Never.''"


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* NumberTwo: Marella seems to be this for Archangel.
2nd Nov '15 1:40:05 PM wrm5
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Unfortunately, yes, on one occasion. In the episode "Santini's Millions," Dom ends up on the board of directors of a major corporation (it makes sense in context) and ends up derailing his first board meeting when he realizes the company is charging the U.S. Air Force $16,000 a piece for aircraft sensors that he himself recently bought for Santini Air for $160, and he yells at them for ripping off the American taxpayers. Three episodes later, in "Severance Pay" Dom reveals that he's charging the Firm $4,000 for repairs to Airwolf despite having fixed it himself with parts from a coffee percolator. Sure, the amount is far less, but Dom is still doing the same thing he previously complained about other people doing.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Unfortunately, yes, on one occasion. In the episode "Santini's Millions," Dom ends up on the board of directors of a major corporation (it makes sense in context) and ends up derailing his first board meeting when he realizes the company is charging the U.S. Air Force $16,000 a piece for aircraft sensors that he himself recently bought for Santini Air for $160, and he yells at them for ripping off the American taxpayers. Three episodes later, in "Severance Pay" Dom reveals that he's charging the Firm $4,000 for repairs to Airwolf despite having fixed it himself with parts from a coffee percolator. (The Firm ''does'' receive government funding, also, so this is also ripping off the taxpayers.) Sure, the amount is far less, but Dom is still doing the same thing he previously complained about other people doing.
2nd Nov '15 1:34:34 PM wrm5
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Unfortunately, yes, on one occasion. In the episode "Santini's Millions," Dom ends up on the board of directors of a major corporation (it makes sense in context) and ends up derailing his first board meeting when he realizes the company is charging the U.S. Air Force $16,000 a piece for aircraft sensors that he himself recently bought for Santini Air for $160, and he yells at them for ripping off the American taxpayers. Three episodes later, in "Severance Pay" Dom reveals that he's charging the Firm $4,000 for repairs to Airwolf despite having fixed it himself with parts from a coffee percolator. Sure, the amount is far less, but Dom is still doing the same thing he previously complained about other people doing.
31st Oct '15 10:46:42 PM wrm5
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* CompanionCube: Dom Santini treats the titular helicopter this way, referring to it as "Lady" and actually having conversations with it from time to time. Although Airwolf ''does'' have a rudimentary A.I. it is not (as far as we know) actually intelligent.
12th Oct '15 6:30:34 AM Aquar1us
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* TheAce: At first, it's claimed that Stringfellow is among the handful of people in the world, if not the only one, who can successfully fly Airwolf into combat, due to the fact The Lady is such an experimentally high-performance aircraft, capable of going into rotor-free "Turbo mode". After joining the cast, flying prodigy Caitlin acquires the necessary skill-set through observing him. Dom flies Airwolf as well, even going into turbo mode on a few occasions in the second and third seasons, but he never engages in combat while doing this.
* AcePilot: Stringfellow and almost certainly Dominic.



* TheAce: At first, it's claimed that Stringfellow is among the handful of people in the world, if not the only one, who can successfully fly Airwolf into combat, due to the fact The Lady is such an experimentally high-performance aircraft, capable of going into rotor-free "Turbo mode". After joining the cast, flying prodigy Caitlin acquires the necessary skill-set through observing him. Dom flies Airwolf as well, even going into turbo mode on a few occasions in the second and third seasons, but he never engages in combat while doing this.
* AcePilot: Stringfellow and almost certainly Dominic.


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* AWolfInSheepsClothing: Invoked if not actually used. The design concept was a [[JustPlaneWrong supersonic attack helicopter]] whose weapons were hidden in pods so it could pass as a fancy executive transport. The flight suits' shoulder patches even featured a Wolf In Sheep's Clothing design.
11th Oct '15 2:26:11 AM wrm5
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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: The episode "Sweet Britches" involves the African Hunt Club Ranch, a safari club where customers can pay to hunt wild game from Africa, and occasionally prisoners from the local county jail.
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