History Series / Carnivale

15th Mar '17 6:35:36 PM twingle93
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* EvilIsBigger: Justin, as the Avatar of Dark, can influence minds, create illusions, gains superhuman strength when enraged, displays acts of telekinesis, in addition to his main ability of showing people their greatest sins. He had most of these abilities even before gaining his boon. On the other, you've got Ben, who as the Avatar of Light, is to heal, but has the limitation of taking it from somewhere else. Even after gaining his boon from the previous avatar, this limitation is still in effect and Ben doesn't appear to gain any new or further abilities.

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* EvilIsBigger: Justin, as the Avatar of Dark, can influence minds, create illusions, gains superhuman strength when enraged, displays acts of telekinesis, in addition to his main ability of showing people their greatest sins. He had most of these abilities even before gaining his boon. On the other, you've got Ben, who as the Avatar of Light, is to heal, but has can just heal others, with the added limitation of taking it from somewhere else. Even after [[spoiler: gaining his boon from the previous avatar, avatar]], this limitation is still in effect and Ben doesn't appear to gain any new or further abilities.
15th Mar '17 6:32:22 PM twingle93
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* EvilIsBigger: Justin, as the Avatar of Dark, can influence minds, create illusions, gains superhuman strength when enraged, displays acts of telekinesis, in addition to his main ability of showing people their greatest sins. He had most of these abilities even before gaining his boon. On the other, you've got Ben, who as the Avatar of Light, is to heal, but has the limitation of taking it from somewhere else. Even after gaining his boon from the previous avatar, this limitation is still in effect and Ben doesn't appear to gain any new or further abilities.
22nd Feb '17 5:59:33 PM SinNanna
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* FantasyAmericana: Possibly one of the quintessential television examples.
20th Dec '16 10:41:28 PM SinNanna
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* HistoricalFantasy: Set in the Great Depression, and would have continued through World War II had it not been ScrewedByTheNetwork.
29th Oct '16 9:29:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Ben and Justin by the end of Season 1 [[spoiler: and particularly acute once they become the Prophets of their respective Houses.]] The show also has examples of:
11th Oct '16 9:06:12 AM gunarao
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* HeirClubForMen: Only firstborn sons can become Avatars. [[spoiler: Until Sofie, that is.]]
11th Oct '16 8:59:40 AM gunarao
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%%* BrokenBird: Sofie.

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%%* * BrokenBird: Sofie.Sofie. A lifetime of being in constant telepathic communication with your mother'll do that to you.



%%* CircusOfFear



%%* CurtainCamouflage

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%%* CurtainCamouflage* CurtainCamouflage: Management hides his true form behind a curtain in the back of his trailer. At least, when he physically manifests, he does.



%%* MindScrew
%%* MonochromaticEyes
%%* MysteriousPast: ''Everyone''.

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%%* MindScrew
%%* MonochromaticEyes
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* MonochromaticEyes: A staple of Avatars of Darkness.
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MysteriousPast: ''Everyone''.Nearly everyone. For example, Iris and Justin's past is teased out over the first season, and we never learn why Ben was in prison (or how he escaped) in the show proper.



%%* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: No, really. ''Everyone''.

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%%* * PsychicDreamsForEveryone: No, really. ''Everyone''.Ben, Justin and presumably the other Avatars. Lodz as well. Ben and Justin often see each other in their shared visions.



%%* RageAgainstTheMentor: Ben vs. Management.

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%%* * RageAgainstTheMentor: Ben vs. Management.doesn't take kindly to Management's attempts to manipulate him.



%%* SinsOfOurFathers: Ben, Sofie, Iris, and Justin.

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%%* * SinsOfOurFathers: Ben, Sofie, Iris, What with his dad was an (unwilling) Avatar of Darkness, it's not surprising Ben runs into this a lot. Since Lucius Belyakov has a major case of LightIsNotGood, Iris and Justin.Justin probably apply, too.
3rd Oct '16 4:07:43 AM gunarao
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Subverted in that Justin, Iris and Norman are all Methodists. When Norman is considering [[spoiler: attempting an exorcism on Justin]] Iris dismisses it as "Papist hocus pocus".
20th May '16 7:23:14 PM dangerkeith3000
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**His accent is TruthInTelevision as during this time period America had many recent immigrants from Europe and therefore meeting someone with a non-American accent was not far-fetched or considered strange. especially since Europe was also going through a depression at the time, increasing immigration in hopes of prosperity somewhere else.
11th May '16 2:56:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheKnightsTemplar: The Knights Templar play a role in the first season, and it's implied [[spoiler:Scudder]] was one.
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