History Series / Defiance

17th Mar '17 2:50:51 PM rmctagg09
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* RegionalRedecoration: During the Pale Wars between humans and Votans, the alien ships were mysteriously destroyed, causing their terraforming technology to rain down on Earth and begin affecting the planet. [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BWy4gSRCUAA5cNr.jpg Geography, geology, and even the biosphere were radically changed]]; the planet is covered by dust and debris, the atmosphere is saturated by electromagnetic radiation and dangerous hybrids of earth and alien life run rampant. Perhaps no better example is [[http://www.blastr.com/sites/blastr/files/styles/width_1280/public/5-6%20monumentsgatewayarch.jpg?itok=5pHiRZO8 the establishing shot of the St. Louis Gateway arch.]]
15th Jan '17 6:55:03 PM WillKeaton
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The show has a rather novel approach in that it was developed alongside a MassivelyMultiplayer Online Game, also called ''VideoGame/{{Defiance}}''. While the game is set in the San Francisco Bay area (at least currently) in California and the show is set in the remains of St. Louis, Missouri[[note]]about 2000 miles apart[[/note]], they can and do affect each other occasionally.

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The show has a rather novel approach in that it was developed alongside a MassivelyMultiplayer Online Game, also called ''VideoGame/{{Defiance}}''. While the game is set in the San Francisco Bay area (at least currently) in California and the show is set in the remains of St. Louis, Missouri[[note]]about Missouri,[[note]]about 2000 miles apart[[/note]], apart[[/note]] they can and do affect each other occasionally.
24th Dec '16 8:17:52 AM Gosicrystal
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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: When Stahma reveals that Berlin smells like Nolan in front of Tommy, he asks if the two are dating. She balks at the idea, but adds that they are having plenty of sex.



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* NoExceptYes: When Stahma reveals that Berlin smells like Nolan in front of Tommy, he asks if the two are dating. She balks at the idea, but adds that they are having plenty of sex.
21st Nov '16 7:22:27 AM NOYB
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* The trailer for Season 2 made it look like Nolan and Stahma were kissing. In truth, she just gave him a chaste peck for saving her life from a roller bomb.
10th Nov '16 10:51:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheAce: Joshua Nolan, through and through. Accomplished fighter, war hero, scavenger, survivor, marksman, and leader. He's completely unflappable, never once panicking even when surrounded by giant mutant bug-wolf-things while out of ammo. And as if all that's not enough, he's also a loving father and role model. [[AntiHero But he's not a good guy. Just a decent one.]]



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** Joshua Nolan, through and through. Accomplished fighter, war hero, scavenger, survivor, marksman, and leader. He's completely unflappable, never once panicking even when surrounded by giant mutant bug-wolf-things while out of ammo. And as if all that's not enough, he's also a loving father and role model. [[AntiHero But he's not a good guy. Just a decent one.]]
** Sukar is similar. When Rynn (his adoptive daughter) shoots and wounds him, he's more disappointed by her apparent poor aim than the fact that she shot him in the first place.
2nd Nov '16 2:00:10 PM NOYB
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* BookEnds: When we first meet Nolan and Irisa in episode 1, they start singing along to Johnny Cash's version of "Jackson" (see AMFMCharacterization above). Nolan's last line before [[spoiler: leaving Earth and Sol]] at the end of season 3 is a whispered "We're going to Jackson...".

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* BookEnds: When we first meet Nolan and Irisa in episode 1, they start singing along to Johnny Cash's version of "Jackson" (see AMFMCharacterization above). Nolan's last line before [[spoiler: leaving Earth and Sol]] at the end of season Season 3 is a whispered "We're going to Jackson...".



* DyingTown: Following the events of season 2, the Gualanite mines are forced to shut down and Defiance loses its economic and strategic value. Most of the unemployed miners leave or turn to crime. By the season 3 premiere, the town is lacking essential resources to maintain its infrastructure and does not have the power to keep its stasis net up or light its streets at night. Without a working stasis net it is an easy target for raiders.

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* DyingTown: Following the events of season Season 2, the Gualanite mines are forced to shut down and Defiance loses its economic and strategic value. Most of the unemployed miners leave or turn to crime. By the season 3 premiere, the town is lacking essential resources to maintain its infrastructure and does not have the power to keep its stasis net up or light its streets at night. Without a working stasis net it is an easy target for raiders.



* GodIsEvil: [[spoiler:Irzu, the god of Irathients, seems like it actually just wants to cause death and destruction. Then subverted at the end of season 2 when it's revealed that Irzu is just an alien ship pretending to be a god and it's not evil. It's just continuing the terraforming process it was programmed for.]]

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* GodIsEvil: [[spoiler:Irzu, the god of Irathients, seems like it actually just wants to cause death and destruction. Then subverted at the end of season Season 2 when it's revealed that Irzu the Kaziri is just an alien ship pretending to be a the god Irzu and it's not evil. It's just continuing the terraforming process it was programmed for.]]



** Occasionally, characters will make reference to eating a creature called a "pow". While not seen in the show as of season 2, the game establishes pows as hybrids -- mutated into existence during the terraforming of Earth -- between pigs and cows.

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** Occasionally, characters will make reference to eating a creature called a "pow". While not seen in the show as of season Season 2, the game establishes pows as hybrids -- mutated into existence during the terraforming of Earth -- between pigs and cows.



* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Between Datak and Stahma, particularly in the second half of season 2.

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* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Between Datak and Stahma, particularly in the second half of season Season 2.



** Resolved as of season two, at least until he locks her up so she won't interfere with his plans to sacrifice her sister, and then, several episodes later, she locks him up so he won't interfere with her plans to sacrifice his daughter. I know, right?

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** Resolved as of season two, Season Two, at least until he locks her up so she won't interfere with his plans to sacrifice her sister, and then, several episodes later, she locks him up so he won't interfere with her plans to sacrifice his daughter. I know, right?
18th Aug '16 5:01:58 PM Tre
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** SyFy has pretty in-depth guides that expand on the world of Defiance. Among the most informative are a [[http://www.defiance.com/en/series/world-of-2047/invasion-timeline timeline]], [[http://www.defiance.com/en/series/world-of-2047/2047-map a map of terraformed North America]], [[http://www.defiance.com/en/series/world-of-2047/aliens/castithans and a list of Votan species.]]

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** SyFy Creator/{{Syfy}} has pretty in-depth guides that expand on the world of Defiance. Among the most informative are a [[http://www.defiance.com/en/series/world-of-2047/invasion-timeline timeline]], [[http://www.defiance.com/en/series/world-of-2047/2047-map a map of terraformed North America]], [[http://www.defiance.com/en/series/world-of-2047/aliens/castithans and a list of Votan species.]]
1st Aug '16 4:52:26 PM Morgenthaler
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** The Biomen are Expys of [[HeavyGear GREL]]: Bald, muscular humanoids with a distinctly inhuman skintone (blue instead of purple), with individuals tending to be named after their series designation (Presidential first names instead of Arthurian or Roman-themed names).

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** The Biomen are Expys of [[HeavyGear [[TabletopGame/HeavyGear GREL]]: Bald, muscular humanoids with a distinctly inhuman skintone (blue instead of purple), with individuals tending to be named after their series designation (Presidential first names instead of Arthurian or Roman-themed names).
1st Aug '16 4:52:12 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Defiance''''' (2013--15) is set on 2046 Earth, badly damaged from a war with alien colonists called Votans and continued bombardment by the wreckage of their ships. The Votans are a loose alliance of seven species from multiple planets in the Votan solar system, whose sun has gone nova. The Pale Wars started when they arrived at Earth seeking shelter and were refused, and ended when soldiers on both sides gave up fighting out of disgust at the pointlessness of it, and set about rescuing the civilians caught in the cross-fire. The series takes place in a settlement named Defiance built on what used to be St. Louis. The town of Defiance is inhabited by both humans and Votans, in a tenuous state of coexistence. Planet Earth's environment has been drastically altered and filled with alien flora and fauna by the terraforming equipment that crashed when the Votan spaceships were mysteriously destroyed during the war.

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'''''Defiance''''' ''Defiance'' (2013--15) is set on 2046 Earth, badly damaged from a war with alien colonists called Votans and continued bombardment by the wreckage of their ships. The Votans are a loose alliance of seven species from multiple planets in the Votan solar system, whose sun has gone nova. The Pale Wars started when they arrived at Earth seeking shelter and were refused, and ended when soldiers on both sides gave up fighting out of disgust at the pointlessness of it, and set about rescuing the civilians caught in the cross-fire. The series takes place in a settlement named Defiance built on what used to be St. Louis. The town of Defiance is inhabited by both humans and Votans, in a tenuous state of coexistence. Planet Earth's environment has been drastically altered and filled with alien flora and fauna by the terraforming equipment that crashed when the Votan spaceships were mysteriously destroyed during the war.
27th Jul '16 2:38:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** [[spoiler: ...that [[MagnificentBastard Stahma]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Tarr]] was really in love with Kenya and finding solace with her from her own [[InLoveWithYourCarnage abusive marriage]]? It does seem like she had feelings for Kenya but not in the way a human would define "feelings".]]

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** [[spoiler: ...that [[MagnificentBastard Stahma]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Stahma Tarr]] was really in love with Kenya and finding solace with her from her own [[InLoveWithYourCarnage abusive marriage]]? It does seem like she had feelings for Kenya but not in the way a human would define "feelings".]]
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