History Series / Dexter

19th Aug '16 4:37:57 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the pilot, for Dexter's first kill, he [[DangerTakesABackseat hides in the back seat of his victim's car]], whips a garrotte around the victim's neck, and forces said victim to drive Dexter to the kill spot, whereupon Dexter kills him. Soon after Dexter starts using his regular M.O. (sedate victim, transport victim to prepared plastic-covered kill room, let victim wake up naked on table, kill victim).

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the pilot, for Dexter's first onscreen kill, he [[DangerTakesABackseat hides in the back seat of his victim's car]], whips a garrotte around the victim's neck, and forces said victim to drive Dexter to the kill spot, whereupon Dexter kills him. him by cutting his throat. Soon after after, Dexter starts using his regular M.O. (sedate victim, transport victim to prepared plastic-covered kill room, let victim wake up naked on table, kill victim).victim by stabbing them in the heart), which he has been using since his first chronological kill, as shown via flashbacks. He also goes to the trouble of digging up the rotting corpses of the killer's victims and putting them in the kill room, rather than simply pinning up their photographs.
19th Aug '16 8:47:17 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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** [[spoiler:The series finale, with the protagonist riding out into the ocean to his apparent death, his loved ones sitting at a café in a foreign country, and then the protagonist being revealed as still alive under a new identity, is suspiciously similar to the ending of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.]]
17th Jul '16 3:51:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Dexter himself. Season 1 final episode. [[spoiler: Dexter realises the Ice Truck Killer will probably come after Debra to make Dexter [[TheUnfettered truly free]], and then they can [[BlatantLies fight]] [[TheyFightCrime crime]]. Dexter lures the Killer into a trap with a dummy of Debra .... [[HoistByHisOwnPetard made of his own prosthetics]]]].
24th Jun '16 11:59:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* MustStateIfYoureACop: In one of the last seasons, Hector Estrada, the last guy left from the group who killed Dexter's mother, gets paroled from prison and Dexter pretends to be a criminal and approaches Estrada so he can get close enough to kill Estrada. Estrada agrees to talk business at a later date, but first requires Dexter to loudly and clearly state that Dexter isn't a cop. Dexter, who really isn't a cop but a forensic examiner, does so without hesitation.
9th Jun '16 12:51:21 PM DDRMASTERM
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* AntiHero: Doakes is a type III and Dexter is Type V.

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* AntiHero: Doakes is a pragmatic type III and Dexter is Type V.a Nominal type.
4th Jun '16 8:21:55 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Early in the first season, [=LaGuerta=] was practically flinging herself at Dexter, but this was dropped around halfway through. Justified in the fact that Dexter always shows disinterest, and anyone will lose interest in someone when they're rejected enough times. She simply got over her interest in him.

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** Early in the first season, [=LaGuerta=] was practically flinging herself at Dexter, but this was dropped around halfway through. Justified in the fact that Dexter always shows disinterest, and anyone will lose interest in someone when they're rejected enough times. She simply got over her interest in him.
1st Jun '16 7:15:30 AM OlfinBedwere
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* DependingOnTheWriter: This affects all the characters to some extent, but it's most pronounced with [=LaGuerta=], whose portray tends to vary wildly between being the TeamMom and by far and away the most sensible and competent of the main characters, or being a borderline incompetent who refuses to take responsibility for her mistakes and has no problem throwing others under the bus to aid her own career.
8th May '16 9:22:29 PM ThorfinnRowle
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** Season 2: Lila West and James Doakes (although Doakes is a HeroAntagonist).

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** Season 2: Lila West West, Frank Lundy, and James Doakes (although Doakes is a HeroAntagonist).and Lundy are HeroAntagonists).
26th Apr '16 9:51:41 AM PKMN37
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Debra Morgan in Season 8 gets shot, which leads to a blood clot that gives her brain damage, that then leads to a permanent coma. Dexter, not wanting to see his stepsister live the rest of her life like this, [[MercyKill turns off her life support.]]]]
26th Apr '16 9:43:39 AM PKMN37
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Debra Morgan in Season 8 gets shot, which leads to a blood clot that gives her brain damage, that then leads to a permanent coma. Dexter, not wanting to see his stepsister live the rest of her life like this, [[MercyKill turns off her life support.]]

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Debra Morgan in Season 8 gets shot, which leads to a blood clot that gives her brain damage, that then leads to a permanent coma. Dexter, not wanting to see his stepsister live the rest of her life like this, [[MercyKill turns off her life support.]]]]]]
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