History Series / DangerMan

24th Oct '15 10:46:29 AM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* TheCharmer: Drake has a switch for it, and when he turns it on, just about anyone who's not GenreSavvy melts before his charming smile and suave, witty banter (which is to say it works on ordinary people or the newbie to the spy game).
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* TheCharmer: Drake has a switch for it, and when he turns it on, just about anyone who's not GenreSavvy melts before his charming smile and suave, witty banter (which is to say it works on ordinary people or the newbie to the spy game).
20th Aug '15 10:27:47 AM toonman2
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: John Drake doesn't carry a gun and he ''never'' shoots anyone to death (we don't count a [[spoiler: dream sequence/hallucination]] episode). The only exception was in one of the early 1960-61 series episodes. He used deadly force on rare occasion thereafter and trained guns on people to make them surrender, to be sure, but he never put a bullet into another (real) person.
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: John Drake doesn't carry a gun and he ''never'' shoots anyone to death (we don't count a [[spoiler: dream sequence/hallucination]] episode). The only exception was in one of the early 1960-61 series episodes. He used deadly force on rare occasion thereafter and trained guns on people to make them surrender, to be sure, but he never put a bullet into another (real) person. Qualifies for this trope as ''Danger Man's'' lack of gunplay set it apart from other spy shows of the era.
20th Aug '15 10:27:03 AM toonman2
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* DownerEnding: Regularly, especially in the third season.
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* DownerEnding: Regularly, especially in the third season. Drake doesn't always win a clear victory and even if he does, there are rarely any "high five" moments. * EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: John Drake doesn't carry a gun and he ''never'' shoots anyone to death (we don't count a [[spoiler: dream sequence/hallucination]] episode). The only exception was in one of the early 1960-61 series episodes. He used deadly force on rare occasion thereafter and trained guns on people to make them surrender, to be sure, but he never put a bullet into another (real) person.
5th Jul '15 6:54:13 PM BreseeMaxwell
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The first season was hardly a happyfest, but the second was way more depressing.
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The first season was two seasons were hardly a happyfest, happyfests, but the second third was way more depressing.

* DownerEnding: Regularly.
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* DownerEnding: Regularly.Regularly, especially in the third season.

* NoHuggingNoKissing: Drake does not get involved with women, period. He flirts with them, and they clearly find him attractive, but he is never shown romancing them. One episode, "The Black Book", has him attracted to a young woman, but he [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies explains why he cannot get involved.]] The closest Drake comes is in two episodes guest starring Susan Hampshire (playing different, but similar characters in each), one of which ends with Drake and Hampshire's character leaving on a romantic rendezvous.
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* NoHuggingNoKissing: Drake does not get involved with women, period. He occasionally flirts with them, and they clearly find him attractive, but he is never shown romancing them. One episode, "The Black Book", has him attracted to a young woman, but he [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies explains why he cannot get involved.]] The closest Drake comes is in two episodes guest starring Susan Hampshire (playing different, but similar characters in each), one of which ends with Drake and Hampshire's character leaving on a romantic rendezvous.
21st Apr '15 8:18:41 AM moloch
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* RetCon: Drake becomes a British agent in the later seasons, after having been an Irish-American NATO agent in the first.
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* RetCon: Drake becomes a British agent in the later seasons, after having been an Irish-American NATO agent in the first. (Although it's possible this isn't -- see ActorSharedBackground.)
21st Apr '15 7:34:37 AM moloch
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Not to be confused with ''Series/SecretAgentMan'', a short-lived spy show that aired on UPN in 2000 that used the same theme song as the US version of ''Secret Agent'' but otherwise had no connection to the [=McGoohan=] series. (Some reference books and websites erroneously label it a remake.)
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Not to be confused with ''Series/SecretAgentMan'', ''Secret Agent Man'', a short-lived spy show that aired on UPN in 2000 that used the same theme song as the US version of ''Secret Agent'' but otherwise had no connection to the [=McGoohan=] series. (Some reference books and websites erroneously label it a remake.)
29th Oct '14 1:57:27 PM MarkLungo
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Moved Values Resonance to YMMV page, then deleted it.
* ValuesResonance: "The Galloping Major", which is about an emerging democracy in Africa. (Describing it as FairForItsDay would be damning it with faint praise.)
29th Oct '14 1:55:01 PM MarkLungo
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Moved Fake Nationality to new Trivia page, then deleted it.
* EverybodySmokes: Even by early 1960s standards, ''Danger Man'' had loads of smoking. Made more apparent when compared to the virtually smoke-free ''The Avengers'' (at least later seasons) or even ''The Prisoner'' where cigarettes are rarely seen. ** Furthermore, SmokingIsCool * FakeNationality: [=McGoohan=] affects an American accent in the first season. The result is a bit odd. ** Made more bizarre by the fact the actor was in fact born in Queens.
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* EverybodySmokes: Even by early 1960s standards, ''Danger Man'' had loads of smoking. Made more apparent when compared to the virtually smoke-free ''The Avengers'' ''Series/TheAvengers'' (at least later seasons) or even ''The Prisoner'' where cigarettes are rarely seen. ** Furthermore, SmokingIsCool * FakeNationality: [=McGoohan=] affects an American accent in the first season. The result is a bit odd. ** Made more bizarre by the fact the actor was in fact born in Queens.SmokingIsCool.
29th Oct '14 1:53:28 PM MarkLungo
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Moved Breakaway Pop Hit to new Trivia page, then deleted it.
* BreakawayPopHit: The international version has the theme "Secret Agent Man" as performed by Johnny Rivers. UK viewers never actually saw the US version of the opening credits until they were included as a bonus item on the DVD releases. For the UK, the show's real theme song is the harpsichord-driven "High Wire" played over the first post-teaser scene.
29th Oct '14 1:52:03 PM MarkLungo
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Moved Directed By Cast Member to [[Trivia/Dangerman new Trivia page]], then deleted it.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Ocassionally happens to Drake or other secret agents.
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* ColdBloodedTorture: Ocassionally Ocasionally happens to Drake or other secret agents.

* ComicBookAdaptation: Dell Comics adapted the original-format ''Danger Man'' as a one-off issue of its long-running ''Four Color'' anthology series in 1961; in 1966, Gold Key Comics published 2 issues of ''Secret Agent'', based upon the later version of the series.
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* ComicBookAdaptation: Dell Comics adapted the original-format ''Danger Man'' as a one-off issue of its long-running ''Four Color'' anthology series in 1961; in 1966, Gold Key Comics Creator/GoldKeyComics published 2 issues of ''Secret Agent'', based upon the later version of the series.

* DirectedByCastMember: Patrick [=McGoohan=] directed two episodes, "To Our Best Friend" and "The Paper Chase."
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