History Series / AmericanGothic

8th Dec '16 9:54:07 PM N1KF
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* AntiAntiChrist

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* BelatedBackstory

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* CreepyChild

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* DiscretionShot

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* RedHerring

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* SeekingSanctuary - Subverted with a vengeance in the episode "Inhumanitas," Caleb believes he will be safe from Buck's evil influence by taking shelter in the church, but the sheriff not only has no issues whatsoever stepping into the sanctuary and relentlessly pursuing his attempts to corrupt the boy, but he is even able to [[spoiler:exert DemonicPossession on him]], proving [[GoodIsImpotent how little the forces of holiness can touch him]]...until Merlyn [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome lays a delicious smackdown on him]]. Of course, the fact that the parish priest had [[DealWithTheDevil sold his soul]] and was attempting to break free of the deal may have had something to do with why Buck was first untouchable, then vulnerable.
* SeeYouInHell

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* SeekingSanctuary - Subverted with a vengeance in the episode "Inhumanitas," Caleb believes he will be safe from Buck's evil influence by taking shelter in the church, but the sheriff not only has no issues whatsoever stepping into the sanctuary and relentlessly pursuing his attempts to corrupt the boy, but he is even able to [[spoiler:exert DemonicPossession on him]], proving [[GoodIsImpotent how little the forces of holiness can touch him]]...until Merlyn [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome lays a delicious smackdown on him]].him. Of course, the fact that the parish priest had [[DealWithTheDevil sold his soul]] and was attempting to break free of the deal may have had something to do with why Buck was first untouchable, then vulnerable.
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* WellIntentionedExtremist - After she [[spoiler:kills her new body to save the soul of a baby]] and is sent briefly to Hell, Caleb resurrects the spirit of his sister Merlyn. Apparently this brush with darkness changed her usually angelic personality into one that was vengeful, ruthless, and downright disturbing. Completely aside from the horror (or {{Narm}}) when she [[spoiler:briefly speaks with a deep, demonic voice]], she declares war on Buck right in the middle of a church (a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for a character who rarely gets any). And when Buck [[spoiler:possesses Caleb and dares her to kill her own brother]], she goes completely too far, [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope deciding that since everyone in the town is either aiding Buck or looking the other way, they are all evil too]]...[[spoiler:so she sends a plague to slaughter the town]]. And all of this while [[WomanInWhite still wearing white]]!

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* WellIntentionedExtremist - After she [[spoiler:kills her new body to save the soul of a baby]] and is sent briefly to Hell, Caleb resurrects the spirit of his sister Merlyn. Apparently this brush with darkness changed her usually angelic personality into one that was vengeful, ruthless, and downright disturbing. Completely aside from the horror (or {{Narm}}) when she [[spoiler:briefly speaks with a deep, demonic voice]], she declares war on Buck right in the middle of a church (a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for a character who rarely gets any).church. And when Buck [[spoiler:possesses Caleb and dares her to kill her own brother]], she goes completely too far, [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope deciding that since everyone in the town is either aiding Buck or looking the other way, they are all evil too]]...[[spoiler:so she sends a plague to slaughter the town]]. And all of this while [[WomanInWhite still wearing white]]!
6th Nov '16 1:20:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* LightIsNotGood - Merlyn's proactive, BadAss attack on Buck in the church swiftly turns her down the path of the WellIntentionedExtremist when she creates a plague to punish the people of Trinity for not stopping or getting rid of the sheriff.

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* LightIsNotGood - Merlyn's proactive, BadAss badass attack on Buck in the church swiftly turns her down the path of the WellIntentionedExtremist when she creates a plague to punish the people of Trinity for not stopping or getting rid of the sheriff.
29th Jul '16 8:51:08 PM FranksGirl
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* TeenIdol: A behind-the-scenes variant. The show's creator and main writer was Shaun Cassidy. Yes, [[HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries THAT Shaun Cassidy.]]
13th Jul '16 8:33:59 AM GreenLady
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Not to be confused with Grant Wood's [[AmericanGothicCouple famous painting]] or the ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' strip of the same name, or with the 2016 mystery drama series which is similar in name only.

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Not to be confused with Grant Wood's [[AmericanGothicCouple famous painting]] or the ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' strip of the same name, or with the 2016 mystery drama series ''Series/AmericanGothic2016'' which shares the same title but is similar in name only.
otherwise quite dissimilar.
13th Jul '16 8:33:03 AM GreenLady
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Not to be confused with Grant Wood's [[AmericanGothicCouple famous painting]] or the ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' strip of the same name.

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Not to be confused with Grant Wood's [[AmericanGothicCouple famous painting]] or the ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' strip of the same name.
name, or with the 2016 mystery drama series which is similar in name only.
8th May '16 11:50:25 AM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: The ghost of the Boston Strangler suddenly appears with no warning in one episode.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideGenreFoe: The ghost of the Boston Strangler suddenly appears with no warning in one episode.
9th Jan '16 3:20:19 AM jormis29
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* PsychicPowers - Although Buck, Caleb, and Merlyn are all shown to have varying examples of such powers (the latter never hinted at in life but [[OurAngelsAreDifferent justified by her new position]]), in the very first episode, Gail Emory is also implied to have some form of a PsychicLink with her cousin. After he has vanished from the hospital to answer his sister's summons to their old house, Gail somehow 'feels' a connection to him, even seems to indulge in a bit of Psychometry when she touches the door, and then instantly 'knows' where Caleb has gone. Even the [[WordOfGod writers, when speaking in the commentary]], noted that [[LampshadeHanging they didn't really know how she did it]], that it was only introduced [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands as a way to get all the characters together for the climax]], and the ability is never shown again.

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* PsychicPowers - Although Buck, Caleb, and Merlyn are all shown to have varying examples of such powers (the latter never hinted at in life but [[OurAngelsAreDifferent justified by her new position]]), in the very first episode, Gail Emory is also implied to have some form of a PsychicLink with her cousin. After he has vanished from the hospital to answer his sister's summons to their old house, Gail somehow 'feels' a connection to him, even seems to indulge in a bit of Psychometry {{Psychometry}} when she touches the door, and then instantly 'knows' where Caleb has gone. Even the [[WordOfGod writers, when speaking in the commentary]], noted that [[LampshadeHanging they didn't really know how she did it]], that it was only introduced [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands as a way to get all the characters together for the climax]], and the ability is never shown again.
25th Nov '15 3:21:00 PM eroock
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* DreamIntro: Subverted in the pilot. After the ActionPrologue, Gail has a CatapultNightmare and we are to assume the opening sequence was a bad dream of hers. But then we see that the story is on TV.


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* HoneyTrap: In the pilot, the Sheriff sends Selena to his deputy to find out what he knows.


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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: That one of Sheriff Buck's methods to control the area.


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* SleepingDummy: In the pilot, Caleb builds one at the hospital to fool the Sheriff.
14th Nov '15 5:36:03 PM Ingonyama
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* RoomFullOfCrazy - After learning that Sheriff Buck is the Devil Incarnate from none other than his own mother, [[spoiler:(except of course she wasn't, instead being a plant [[MagnificentBastard set up by Buck]])]] Dr. Crower becomes so obsessed with Buck that he starts acting like a crazed stalker. When Gail, Ben, and Dr. Peele become suspicious of his personality changes and investigate his house, they discover a room straight out of this trope--no rambling writing scrawled on the walls (except Buck's name, over and over), but plenty of photos, newspaper clippings, and an enlarged headshot of the sheriff with [[{{Anvilicious}} a red bullseye marked around it]]. Despite the predictable cliche quality of the moment, it still managed to be rather chilling.

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* RoomFullOfCrazy - After learning that Sheriff Buck is the Devil Incarnate from none other than his own mother, [[spoiler:(except of course she wasn't, instead being a plant [[MagnificentBastard set up by Buck]])]] Dr. Crower becomes so obsessed with Buck that he starts acting like a crazed stalker. When Gail, Ben, and Dr. Peele become suspicious of his personality changes and investigate his house, they discover a room straight out of this trope--no rambling writing scrawled on the walls (except Buck's name, over and over), but [[StringTheory plenty of photos, newspaper clippings, clippings]], and an enlarged headshot of the sheriff with [[{{Anvilicious}} a red bullseye marked around it]]. Despite the predictable cliche quality of the moment, it still managed to be rather chilling.


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* SouthernGothic: For the most part the show doesn't indulge in this trope, since Trinity is a very clean, neat, well-taken care of town, but a number of its underpinnings do appear in individual episodes ("Damned If You Don't", "The Potato Boy", "Inhumanitas", "The Plague Sower", and especially the pilot) and of course the supernatural figures prominently in the story throughout the series. Also, a number of images from the opening credits evoked this.
6th Aug '15 12:21:04 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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* RoomFullOfCrazy - After learning that [[CaptainObvious Sheriff Buck is the Devil Incarnate]] from none other than his own mother, [[spoiler:(except of course she wasn't, instead being a plant [[MagnificentBastard set up by Buck]])]] Dr. Crower becomes so obsessed with Buck that he starts acting like a crazed stalker. When Gail, Ben, and Dr. Peele become suspicious of his personality changes and investigate his house, they discover a room straight out of this trope--no rambling writing scrawled on the walls (except Buck's name, over and over), but plenty of photos, newspaper clippings, and an enlarged headshot of the sheriff with [[{{Anvilicious}} a red bullseye marked around it]]. Despite the predictable cliche quality of the moment, it still managed to be rather chilling.

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* RoomFullOfCrazy - After learning that [[CaptainObvious Sheriff Buck is the Devil Incarnate]] Incarnate from none other than his own mother, [[spoiler:(except of course she wasn't, instead being a plant [[MagnificentBastard set up by Buck]])]] Dr. Crower becomes so obsessed with Buck that he starts acting like a crazed stalker. When Gail, Ben, and Dr. Peele become suspicious of his personality changes and investigate his house, they discover a room straight out of this trope--no rambling writing scrawled on the walls (except Buck's name, over and over), but plenty of photos, newspaper clippings, and an enlarged headshot of the sheriff with [[{{Anvilicious}} a red bullseye marked around it]]. Despite the predictable cliche quality of the moment, it still managed to be rather chilling.
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