History Series / Alphas

18th Feb '16 7:08:45 AM KaiHong
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** In "The Quick and the Dead", the plot is kicked off with the abduction of Dr. Jay Westman, in a reference to the Flashes, Jay Garrick and Wally West.
24th Jan '16 11:30:41 AM nombretomado
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* GadgeteerGenius: [[SummerGlau Skylar.]] She can build a stun device capable of dropping an entire building of armed agents with ten minutes and office equipment.

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* GadgeteerGenius: [[SummerGlau [[Creator/SummerGlau Skylar.]] She can build a stun device capable of dropping an entire building of armed agents with ten minutes and office equipment.
15th Dec '15 10:59:00 AM Doug86
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* {{Crossover}}: Lindsay Wagner's ''{{Warehouse13}}'' character Dr. Vanessa Calder appears in "Never Let Me Go" bringing this show into the same universe as that and ''{{Series/Eureka}}''.

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* {{Crossover}}: Lindsay Wagner's ''{{Warehouse13}}'' ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' character Dr. Vanessa Calder appears in "Never Let Me Go" bringing this show into the same universe as that and ''{{Series/Eureka}}''.''Series/{{Eureka}}''.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Than ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' and ''{{Series/Eureka}}'', which share its universe. While the others have sympathetic villains, this show has outright GrayAndGreyMorality.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Than ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' and ''{{Series/Eureka}}'', which share its universe. While the others have sympathetic villains, this show has outright GrayAndGreyMorality.



* SharedUniverse: With ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' and by extension ''{{Series/Eureka}}''; see Crossover above.

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* SharedUniverse: With ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' and by extension ''{{Series/Eureka}}''; ''Series/{{Eureka}}''; see Crossover above.
27th Sep '15 3:31:31 AM jjnonken
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** In "Catch and Release" Nina encounters Skylar working on a piece of equipment and quips, "A few more tweaks, you could probably turn that into a time machine." Skylar deadpans back, "I already did. [[Series/{{TheSarahConnorChronicles}} I'm visiting you from the future.]]"
2nd Apr '15 7:05:35 PM Fireblood
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* BlackBraAndPanties: Nina's got the black bra part at least, as seen when [[spoiler:she and Hicks were making out.]]

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* BlackBraAndPanties: Nina's got BigBad: Red Flag, the black bra part at least, as seen when [[spoiler:she and Hicks were making out.]]EvilCounterpart to Rosen's Alpha team.
** Specifically, their leader [[spoiler: Stanton Parrish]].



* BigBad: Red Flag, the EvilCounterpart to Rosen's Alpha team.
** Specifically, their leader [[spoiler: Stanton Parrish]].



* LockedRoomMystery: In the pilot, when a man is shot to death inside a locked interrogation room with no sign of how it could happen.



* ThePurge: [[spoiler:In "Original Sin", Parrish tricks the Alpha team and the [=DoD=] into killing or arresting all the members of Red Flag who wanted to [[BrokenMasquerade Break the Masquerade]] without his approval. Rosen had actually deduced it before the [=DoD=] launched the attack, but they went ahead anyway because ''they'' didn't want that either.]]



** This is Kimi Milard's speciality, since she has a CompellingVoice similar to Nina. She did it to the warden at Building 7 (the gun wasn't loaded), a guard outside the building (successfully), and Hicks (Nina pushed him to forget the command).

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** This is Kimi Milard's speciality, specialty, since she has a CompellingVoice similar to Nina. She did it to the warden at Building 7 (the gun wasn't loaded), a guard outside the building (successfully), and Hicks (Nina pushed him to forget the command).



* ThePurge: [[spoiler:In "Original Sin", Parrish tricks the Alpha team and the [=DoD=] into killing or arresting all the members of Red Flag who wanted to [[BrokenMasquerade Break the Masquerade]] without his approval. Rosen had actually deduced it before the [=DoD=] launched the attack, but they went ahead anyway because ''they'' didn't want that either.]]



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The world of Alphas is very, very cynical. [[BlessedWithSuck Superpowers]] always come with a [[PowerAtAPrice price]] often making them more of a burden than a blessing. Some powers are to useful to be left alone, and make the recipients targets for imprisonment, control, or even death. The government response to Alphas is efficient and pragmatic, but gives little weight to due process or traditional liberties. The group Red Flag has many [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned extremist members]], but still commits terrorist activities, including bombings and assassinations, and has some very nasty members. [[GreyAndGreyMorality Neither side is really righteous]]. Many Alphas are just somewhat [[DysfunctionJunction screwed-up]] people with an exceptional talent, but a large number can and do hurt or kill a lot of people. In spite of the cynical world around them, Rosen's [[TrueCompanions team]] [[AFriendInNeed sticks together]], tries to help, and [[WorldHalfFull manages to do quite a bit of good]].

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The world of Alphas is very, very cynical. [[BlessedWithSuck Superpowers]] always come with a [[PowerAtAPrice price]] often making them more of a burden than a blessing. Some powers are to too useful to be left alone, and make the recipients targets for imprisonment, control, or even death. The government response to Alphas is efficient and pragmatic, but gives little weight to due process or traditional liberties. The group Red Flag has many [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned extremist members]], but still commits terrorist activities, including bombings and assassinations, and has some very nasty members. [[GreyAndGreyMorality Neither side is really righteous]]. Many Alphas are just somewhat [[DysfunctionJunction screwed-up]] people with an exceptional talent, but a large number can and do hurt or kill a lot of people. In spite of the cynical world around them, Rosen's [[TrueCompanions team]] [[AFriendInNeed sticks together]], tries to help, and [[WorldHalfFull manages to do quite a bit of good]].


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* StockUnderwear. Nina's got the black bra part of the black bra and panties variety, as visible when [[spoiler:she and Hicks were making out.]]
12th Jan '15 3:41:17 PM Elkhound
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** Dr. Rosen himself when he finally decides to go on the offensive, especially after Danielle gets killed.
4th Jan '15 9:50:07 AM m.anon
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** Rachel: Her family is originally Persian, but seems more likely to be Jewish than Muslim.
15th Nov '14 7:28:04 AM MagBas
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* PintSizedPowerhouse: Kat, thanks to her alpha ability. One of her two {{Establishing Character Moment}}s involves her [=KOing=] Bill in a straight up fight. To be fair to Bill, he was not expecting to fight her and wasn't trying to hurt her. But UnfortunateImplications are averted since it's made clear that she could have beaten him regardless.

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* PintSizedPowerhouse: Kat, thanks to her alpha ability. One of her two {{Establishing Character Moment}}s involves her [=KOing=] Bill in a straight up fight. To be fair to Bill, he was not expecting to fight her and wasn't trying to hurt her. But UnfortunateImplications are averted since it's made clear that she could have beaten him regardless.
5th Aug '14 4:12:49 PM FordPrefect
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* AllCrimesAreEqual: Eric, the goofy Alpha who used his passive and mostly harmless ability to cheat at poker gets sent to the same concentration camp[=/=]human experimentation facility as the various [[PersonOfMassDestruction dangerous sociopaths]] who used their powers to go on rampaging killing sprees. There is a special building for the really dangerous Alphas, but it's still somewhat overkill.

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* AllCrimesAreEqual: Eric, the goofy Alpha who used his passive and mostly harmless ability to cheat at poker poker, gets sent to the same concentration camp[=/=]human experimentation facility as the various [[PersonOfMassDestruction dangerous sociopaths]] who used their powers to go on rampaging killing sprees. There is a special building for the really dangerous Alphas, but it's still somewhat overkill.
12th Jul '14 10:02:08 PM Aspie
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* NoNameGiven: "The Ghost" from the Pilot, though [[http://www.zen134237.zen.co.uk/Alphas_1x01_-_Pilot.pdf the original "Section 8" Pilot indicates that his name was going to be "Morez"]]
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