History Series / Dollhouse

6th Jul '16 3:36:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* CopsNeedTheVigilante: The Dollhouse is once hired to assist a DEA operation. As the Dollhouse is already an illegal entity, everyone involved is up front about the iffy nature of this operation.
10th Jun '16 6:44:18 PM darkchiefy
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* FiveYearPlan: the Actives are meant to be released with their original personalities after five years.
6th Jun '16 5:52:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: "The Target" (1x02). [[ShoutOut Subtly]] {{Lampshaded}}, since the baddie's fake name is "Richard Connell," the author of ''TheMostDangerousGame''.

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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: "The Target" (1x02). [[ShoutOut Subtly]] {{Lampshaded}}, since the baddie's fake name is "Richard Connell," the author of ''TheMostDangerousGame''.''Literature/TheMostDangerousGame''.
4th Jun '16 9:38:30 PM gewunomox
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** Adelle [=DeWitt=], resident [[TheStoic stoic]] and [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] is possibly a shout out to ''AllAboutEve'' and the character Addison [=DeWitt=].

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** Adelle [=DeWitt=], resident [[TheStoic stoic]] and [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] is possibly a shout out to ''AllAboutEve'' ''Film/AllAboutEve'' and the character Addison [=DeWitt=].
21st May '16 1:00:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: [[spoiler: Alpha. Daniel's "wife" Cindy is a BlondesAreEvil female example]].
20th May '16 3:46:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* BigBad: We always knew Rossum was bad news, and as of "Getting Closer" (2x11), we know just who is in charge: ''[[spoiler:Boyd Langton]]''. [[{{HSQ}} Holy shit.]]
20th May '16 3:45:23 AM Morgenthaler
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** As Echo said to Daniel Perrin in "The Public Eye" (2x05) about [[spoiler:Daniel's wife/handler]], "I think her bad guys are badder than my bad guys."
** Even the leads are morally compromised: Ballard's obsession with the Dollhouse leads him to do some morally questionable things, while Caroline (before she became Echo) was portrayed as a reckless, shortsighted activist/terrorist whose obsession with the Rossum Corporation led to [[spoiler: her boyfriend being murdered and her best friend losing the use of her left arm.]]
** See also Topher and [[spoiler:Whiskey/Saunders]]. He seems to be rather conscience-stricken with regards to [[spoiler:her]] condition once [[spoiler:Saunders realizes that she is a former doll]].
** Adelle [[spoiler:used Victor for several "romantic engagements" and ultimately would have allowed Sierra to be permanently given to the man who had put her in the Dollhouse as his personal revenge, but eventually takes a stand against Rossum]].
** On the other hand, Rossum and Alpha are clearly evil, so they could be seen as the "black" part of the show's black and gray morality. [[spoiler: That is, if you forget about Alpha's role in Epitaphs One and Two.]]

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** As Echo said to Daniel Perrin in "The Public Eye" (2x05) about [[spoiler:Daniel's wife/handler]], --->'''Echo:''' "I think her bad guys are badder than my bad guys."
** Even the leads are morally compromised: Ballard's obsession with the Dollhouse leads him to do some morally questionable things, while Caroline (before she became Echo) was portrayed as a reckless, shortsighted activist/terrorist whose obsession with the Rossum Corporation led to [[spoiler: her boyfriend being murdered and her best friend losing the use of her left arm.]]
** See also Topher and [[spoiler:Whiskey/Saunders]]. He seems to be rather conscience-stricken with regards to [[spoiler:her]] condition once [[spoiler:Saunders realizes that she is a former doll]].
** Adelle [[spoiler:used Victor for several "romantic engagements" and ultimately would have allowed Sierra to be permanently given to the man who had put her in the Dollhouse as his personal revenge, but eventually takes a stand against Rossum]].
** On the other hand, Rossum and Alpha are clearly evil, so they could be seen as the "black" part of the show's black and gray morality. [[spoiler: That is, if you forget about Alpha's role in Epitaphs One and Two.]]
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20th May '16 3:44:26 AM Morgenthaler
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** As of the airing of the episode in which the mole is revealed, our WMG page for this series had 8 different entries guessing at the identity of the mole: Topher, Ivy, [=DeWitt=], Dr. Saunders, Boyd, Echo, and "there is no mole" [[SoGoodWeMentionedItTwice twice]]. So everyone except Dominic. This can only be attributed to the fact that it's never the most obvious suspect. [[spoiler:It was the most obvious suspect. Dominic was the mole. And now, he's a vegetable in the Attic. At least until Adelle briefs him...]]
20th May '16 3:41:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: The series deals heavily with this trope, as the show’s premise deals with brainwashed women and men, called “dolls”, who can be implanted with customized personalities and skill-sets and are often used as sex companions for clients. Episode 6 [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on the issue with two storylines: one about a handler/bodyguard revealed to be raping his doll in her "blank slate” mode and [[NotSoDifferent asking if it's any different from]] when a doll is on assignment and their personality thinks they're in love with the client. The other storyline depicts a sympathetic client, a grieving widower who uses the doll to recreate a touching romantic moment with his late wife but who is still considered evil for sleeping with the doll. The dolls are all volunteers who knew what they were signing up for, but it's still rape in the sense that a programmed personality doesn't realize their feelings and desires for their partner are all manufactured.

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* DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: The series deals heavily with this trope, as the show’s premise deals with brainwashed women and men, called “dolls”, who can be implanted with customized personalities and skill-sets and are often used as sex companions for clients. clients.
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Episode 6 [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on the issue with two storylines: one about a handler/bodyguard revealed to be raping his doll in her "blank slate” mode and [[NotSoDifferent asking if it's any different from]] when a doll is on assignment and their personality thinks they're in love with the client. The other storyline depicts a sympathetic client, a grieving widower who uses the doll to recreate a touching romantic moment with his late wife but who is still considered evil for sleeping with the doll. The dolls are all volunteers who knew what they were signing up for, but it's still rape in the sense that a programmed personality doesn't realize their feelings and desires for their partner are all manufactured.
20th May '16 3:40:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlindSeer: Echo's "Esther" alias in "True Believer" (1x05).

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* %%* BlindSeer: Echo's "Esther" alias in "True Believer" (1x05).



* BoxedCrook: [[spoiler: Alpha's original personality]]
* BrainUploading: The premise of the show.

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* %%* BoxedCrook: [[spoiler: Alpha's original personality]]
* %%* BrainUploading: The premise of the show.



* CallARabbitASmeerp: It's not a ''hard drive'', it's a ''wedge''.

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* %%* CallARabbitASmeerp: It's not a ''hard drive'', it's a ''wedge''.



* CloudCuckooLander:
** The chemical in "Echoes" turns people into this.
** In "Briar Rose" (1x11), Stephen borders on this.
** In "Epitaph One" (1x13), [[spoiler: Topher and Whiskey.]]

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* %%* CloudCuckooLander:
** %%** The chemical in "Echoes" turns people into this.
** %%** In "Briar Rose" (1x11), Stephen borders on this.
** %%** In "Epitaph One" (1x13), [[spoiler: Topher and Whiskey.]]



* CombatStilettos: Which "Taffy" ("Gray Hour" (1x04)) seems to think are comfortable shoes.

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* %%* CombatStilettos: Which "Taffy" ("Gray Hour" (1x04)) seems to think are comfortable shoes.



* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: Mellie/November versus Hearn, after her trigger.]]

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* %%* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: Mellie/November versus Hearn, after her trigger.]]



* DeadPersonConversation: [[spoiler: Echo and Paul at the end of "Epitaph Two: Return."]]

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* %%* DeadPersonConversation: [[spoiler: Echo and Paul at the end of "Epitaph Two: Return."]]



** Played with in "Haunted."

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** %%** Played with in "Haunted."



** And then there's [[Series/{{Reaper}} Ray Wise]]...
** As of 2x11: [[spoiler:Hi there, Boyd.]]

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** %%** And then there's [[Series/{{Reaper}} Ray Wise]]...
** %%** As of 2x11: [[spoiler:Hi there, Boyd.]]



* EmotionlessGirl: bordering on UncannyValleyGirl in their BlankSlate state.

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* %%* EmotionlessGirl: bordering on UncannyValleyGirl in their BlankSlate state.
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