History Series / Dexter

10th Aug '17 11:04:46 PM creader
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** Season 2: Lila West, Frank Lundy, and James Doakes (although Doakes and Lundy are HeroAntagonists).

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** Season 2: Lila West, Frank Lundy, and James Doakes (although Doakes and Lundy are HeroAntagonists).{{Hero Antagonist}}s).



* [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerize]]: The CBS version of Season 1, aired during the 2007-08 writer's strike, which removed much of the sex, violence and bad language, and replaced it with advertisements.

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* [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerize]]: BothSidesHaveAPoint: [[spoiler:After discovering Dexter is a serial killer, Debra gets into a morality debate in whether or not what Dexter does is wrong, and both argue good points. Debra is right that no matter how horrible his victims were they were still victims and had a right to be prosecuted legally; Dexter is right that his victims were dangerous criminals and committed ''horrifying'' acts, and as seen during season two, the victims of Dexter's {{Asshole Victim}}s were seen better off.]]
* {{Bowdlerise}}:
The CBS version of Season 1, aired during the 2007-08 writer's strike, which removed much of the sex, violence and bad language, and replaced it with advertisements.
3rd Aug '17 5:24:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Cosplay}}: Rita Bennett dresses up as [[VideoGame/TombRaider Lara Croft]] as a Valentine's day gift for her boyfriend (later husband) Dexter, though he has a bit of trouble placing it at first.
30th Jul '17 4:26:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* SnuffFilm: The Barrel Girl Gang recorded their own rapes/murders of young women for their own viewing pleasure. Of course, this leads to a mountain of incriminating evidence for the police to sort through once their crimes are exposed.
29th Jun '17 12:29:40 AM Blacknuz
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Subverted, as Dexter beats up an abusive parent while a cheerful-sounding Spanish song plays. It's [[Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera "Mac The Knife" in Spanish]].

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* SoundtrackDissonance: Subverted, as Dexter beats up an abusive parent while a cheerful-sounding Spanish song plays. It's [[Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera "Mac The the Knife" in Spanish]].



* TakeThat: In the episode "Let's Give This Boy A Hand," Cody is shown wearing a George W. Bush mask while Dexter narrates "People think it's fun to pretend you're a monster."

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* TakeThat: In the episode "Let's Give This Boy A a Hand," Cody is shown wearing a George W. Bush mask while Dexter narrates "People think it's fun to pretend you're a monster."



** Deb in "Sunshine And Frosty Swirl" after learning some very unpleasant news.

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** Deb in "Sunshine And and Frosty Swirl" after learning some very unpleasant news.
27th Jun '17 8:43:06 PM Blacknuz
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---->Debra: June, July, August.... oh ffffff *looks at child in her arms* -uddge....

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---->Debra: June, July, August.... oh ffffff *looks at child in her arms* -uddge....-udge....



* MurderSimulators: In a season 6 episode, forensic intern Louis Greene (who is also a video game developer) excitedly shows Dexter a game he is working on, a literal murder simulator where you can play as Jack The Ripper, Jeffrey Dahmer, or the Bay Harbor Butcher (actually Dexter himself, unbeknownst to Louis). Dexter is disgusted and asserts that no one should ever want to play such a game.

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* MurderSimulators: In a season 6 episode, forensic intern Louis Greene (who is also a video game developer) excitedly shows Dexter a game he is working on, a literal murder simulator where you can play as Jack The the Ripper, Jeffrey Dahmer, or the Bay Harbor Butcher (actually Dexter himself, unbeknownst to Louis). Dexter is disgusted and asserts that no one should ever want to play such a game.



* NotWhatItLooksLike: Inverted with the first lines of "That Night, A Forest Grew".

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Inverted with the first lines of "That Night, A a Forest Grew".



** [[spoiler:Dexter and Hannah later on]]

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** [[spoiler:Dexter and Hannah later on]]on.]]



* PunBasedTitle: Several episode titles, especially the ones that integrate characters' names ("Dex, Lies, and Videotape," "There's Something About Harry," "Everything is Illumenated," etc.)

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* PunBasedTitle: Several episode titles, especially the ones that integrate characters' names ("Dex, Lies, and Videotape," "There's Something About Harry," "Everything is Is Illumenated," etc.)
25th Jun '17 8:34:19 PM Blacknuz
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** Also, in that same episode: Dexter seeks out one of the therapist's patients to establish whether the shrink has an alibi for the time of his "suicide victim's" death. When the guy asks Dexter what he thinks of Dr. Meridian, Dexter replies: "Nah, I'm a sociopath, there's not much you can do for me". Cue the other guy not only taking this as a joke, but actually trying to hit on Dexter. "Cute AND funny. Let me guess. Taken."

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** Also, in that same episode: Dexter seeks out one of the therapist's patients to establish whether the shrink has an alibi for the time of his "suicide victim's" death. When the guy asks Dexter what he thinks of Dr. Meridian, Dexter replies: "Nah, I'm a sociopath, there's not much you can do for me". Cue the other guy not only taking this as a joke, but actually trying to hit on Dexter. "Cute AND funny. Let me guess. Taken."Taken?"



* EveryoneHasStandards: When Quinn shows up at a party with a slutty girl, that girl is willing to put up with his {{Jerkass}} behavior until she learns she's just there to make Deborah jealous.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: When Quinn shows up at a party with a slutty girl, that girl is willing to put up with his {{Jerkass}} behavior until she learns she's just there to make Deborah Debra jealous.
24th Jun '17 8:31:09 PM Blacknuz
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* AmoralAttorney: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in season three. Assistant DA Miguel Prado accuses his rival defense attorney Ellen Wolf of being one of these for "gaming the system" to let criminals off the hook. She in turns accuses him of judicial misconduct to get convictions. [[spoiler:Miguel is eventually revealed to have manipulated Dexter all along to learn the art of murder from him. Miguel lacks the very integrity that he accuses Ellen of not having as he not only wants to subvert the legal proces to kill criminals, but anyone who pisses him off.]]

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* AmoralAttorney: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in season three. Assistant DA Miguel Prado accuses his rival defense attorney Ellen Wolf of being one of these for "gaming the system" to let criminals off the hook. She in turns accuses him of judicial misconduct to get convictions. [[spoiler:Miguel is eventually revealed to have manipulated Dexter all along to learn the art of murder from him. Miguel lacks the very integrity that he accuses Ellen of not having as he not only wants to subvert the legal proces process to kill criminals, but anyone who pisses him off.]]



* AntiVillain: Dexter again. He seems to genuinely care about Debra, Rita, Rita's children, [[spoiler: Harrison, Lumen,]] and a certain few of his coworkers.

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* AntiVillain: Dexter again. He seems to genuinely care about Debra, Rita, Rita's children, [[spoiler: Harrison, Lumen,]] Lumen, Hannah,]] and a certain few of his coworkers.



* ArsonMurderAndAdmiration: Dexter frequently displays a certain admiration for especially competent criminals, including several of the killers he goes after. The Ice Truck Killer from season one is an example, as well as Trinity, until Dexter discovers that that his normal life is all a front.

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* ArsonMurderAndAdmiration: Dexter frequently displays a certain admiration for especially competent criminals, including several of the killers he goes after. The Ice Truck Killer from season one is an example, as well as Trinity, until Dexter discovers that that his normal life is all a front.
18th Jun '17 11:31:26 AM nombretomado
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** Dexter uses the name [[AmericanPsycho Patrick Bateman]] as an alias to procure tranquilizers. He states he chose it because it sounded "So wholesome, so inconspicuous."

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** Dexter uses the name [[AmericanPsycho [[Literature/AmericanPsycho Patrick Bateman]] as an alias to procure tranquilizers. He states he chose it because it sounded "So wholesome, so inconspicuous."
11th Apr '17 2:37:20 AM annette12
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* FemmeFatale: Lila, Hannah [=McKay=], and Lumen, who is considerably more likeable.

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%% * FemmeFatale: Lila, Hannah [=McKay=], and Lumen, who is considerably more likeable.[=McKay=].
15th Mar '17 10:53:17 AM sydhighwind
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Although the show takes place in Miami, a surprising amount of the show was filmed in Long Beach, California, in addition to the cities of San Pedro, Wilmington, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Sun Valley, Marina Del Rey, and Los Angeles proper.
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