History Series / BoardwalkEmpire

12th Aug '16 6:16:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* AnalogyBackfire: Maranzano likes to compare himself with GaiusJuliusCaesar. Nucky quickly points out that Caesar was backstabbed. [[spoiler:Maranzano is betrayed by Nucky, and killed by a bunch of guys with daggers.]]

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* AnalogyBackfire: Maranzano likes to compare himself with GaiusJuliusCaesar.Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar. Nucky quickly points out that Caesar was backstabbed. [[spoiler:Maranzano is betrayed by Nucky, and killed by a bunch of guys with daggers.]]
11th Aug '16 4:25:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: More than a few.
** Jimmy Darmody is a war veteran who is handy with a [[KnifeNut trench knife]] as well as a gun.
** Harrow is a ColdSniper and makes a fine triggerman. After getting half of his face blown off, killing is about all he's got left in his life.
** Chalky much of the time, especially his confrontation with the Klansman, his revenge on the D'Alessios for lynching his driver, and his lengthy confrontation with Dunn Purnsley.
** Manny Horvitz, who is just as handy with a cleaver as you'd expect a butcher to be.
** Al Capone, especially when one of O'Bannion's men beats his man up when he comes to collect. Capone beats the guy to death, despite being unarmed.
9th Aug '16 7:30:15 PM lalalei2001
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* OminousPipeOrgan: The classic Tocatta plays after Richard Harrow does his first assassination. A definite VisualPun given Harrow's resemblance to ThePhantomOfTheOpera. The scene then segues into a screening of ''Film/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'' [[DiegeticSwitch where the music is playing]].

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* OminousPipeOrgan: The classic Tocatta plays after Richard Harrow does his first assassination. A definite VisualPun given Harrow's resemblance to ThePhantomOfTheOpera. Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera. The scene then segues into a screening of ''Film/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'' ''Film/DrJekyllAndMrHyde1931'' [[DiegeticSwitch where the music is playing]].
11th Jun '16 2:54:39 PM Aquila89
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** Gaston Means. Full stop.

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** Gaston Means. Full stop.Just for example, instead of "your shoelace is untied", he says "Your left shoelace is in a state of dishabille."
2nd Jun '16 12:25:43 AM Doug86
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-->'"'Mr. Thompson just said some impressive things about me, but they're not true. I'm no one's idea of a hero, least of all mine. When people ask me what I did [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne over there]], what I tell them is 'I made it back'. We fought for the idea that democracy was worth saving. We fought for our mothers, for our sons, for our wives. We fought for America, and I believe it was worth it. (pauses for applause, then holds up the list of names) These are all brave men."''

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-->'"'Mr. Thompson just said some impressive things about me, but they're not true. I'm no one's idea of a hero, least of all mine. When people ask me what I did [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI over there]], what I tell them is 'I made it back'. We fought for the idea that democracy was worth saving. We fought for our mothers, for our sons, for our wives. We fought for America, and I believe it was worth it. (pauses for applause, then holds up the list of names) These are all brave men."''



* ShellShockedVeteran: Jimmy is not the same guy since he volunteered to serve in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne The Great War]]. Richard Harrow is even more messed up.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: Jimmy is not the same guy since he volunteered to serve in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI The Great War]]. Richard Harrow is even more messed up.
1st Jun '16 2:01:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Jimmy is an antihero gangster and Deputy Halloran is a sadsack {{mook}}.
14th May '16 9:48:11 PM nombretomado
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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Averts it just as much as ''MadMen''. Casual domestic abuse, racial slurs, midget boxing, and [[UncleTomfoolery a band in blackface]] feature just in the pilot. A black man shooting a white one in self defense still faces a lynching no matter how well connected he might be.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Averts it just as much as ''MadMen''.''Series/MadMen''. Casual domestic abuse, racial slurs, midget boxing, and [[UncleTomfoolery a band in blackface]] feature just in the pilot. A black man shooting a white one in self defense still faces a lynching no matter how well connected he might be.
24th Feb '16 8:46:17 PM KingDamn
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** Norweigan-born Sigrid is religious but pragmatic, cheerful and very liberal, especially when compared with TheFundamentalist Van Aldens. She is also [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor handy with a hammer]].

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** Norweigan-born Sigrid is religious but pragmatic, cheerful and very liberal, especially when compared with TheFundamentalist Van Aldens.Alden. She is also [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor handy with a hammer]].
7th Jan '16 10:37:54 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* AuthorityInNameOnly: Mayor Bader raises gales of laughter [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R3JNmeRLnw when he declares]] at a press conference that "Nucky Thompson doesn't run this city -- I do!"
** In Season 4 finale "Farewell Daddy Blues", Nucky tells Bader to "get the fuck out" of his own office. Bader does.

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* AuthorityInNameOnly: Mayor Bader is just a puppet, which everyone knows. He raises gales of laughter [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R3JNmeRLnw when he declares]] at a press conference that "Nucky Thompson doesn't run this city -- I do!"
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do!" In the Season 4 finale "Farewell Daddy Blues", Blues," Nucky tells Bader to "get the fuck out" of his own office. Bader does.
7th Jan '16 9:46:53 AM WildeOscar
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** People can be seen eating popcorn in the movie theater scenes. Popcorn wasn't sold in movie theaters until the forties, although they did sell candy.
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