History Series / FirstWave

24th Mar '16 1:06:24 PM eroock
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* OpeningMonologue: Cade Foster begins each episode (except for the pilot) with a quatrain from the "hidden chapters" of the prophecies of Nostradamus and spends the episode trying to interpret the archaic wording into the show's reality.

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* OpeningMonologue: OpeningNarration: Cade Foster begins each episode (except for the pilot) with a quatrain from the "hidden chapters" of the prophecies of Nostradamus and spends the episode trying to interpret the archaic wording into the show's reality.
1st Mar '16 12:00:41 PM ChronoLegion
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* LaResistance: At first, the only people who know about the Gua and fight them are Cade and Eddie. Later on, they meet a few other people who use their own means (less ethical than Cade's) to fight the Gua. The third season introduces Raven Nation, an organized force, dedicated to stopping the Gua, whose members have been following Cade's exploits throughout the years and have been using his experience to prepare. Cade is eventually brought in by Raven Nation's leader Jordan to work alongside them.
1st Mar '16 11:56:44 AM ChronoLegion
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* TheUnmaskedWorld: After being found guilty of sympathizing with humans, Joshua is sent to a PocketDimension that is contains a scripted GroundhogDayLoop, in which the Gua have tried and failed to invade Earth, resulting in Gua stragglers being hunted down by the human authorities. Meanwhile, the Gua command decides to destroy Earth in order to prevent humanity from retaliating someday.
1st Mar '16 11:53:06 AM ChronoLegion
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* DreamWithinADream: A variation. [[spoiler:Hypnosis within a hypnosis]].
1st Mar '16 11:51:29 AM ChronoLegion
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* CoolPlane: One episode involves a top-secret crashed stealth bomber that appears to have been designed by the Gua as part of their preparation for the invasion.


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* PocketDimension: The Gua are shown to be experimenting with creating "quantum pockets" (supposedly, they have studied the one in TheBermudaTriangle). Later on, they are shown using them as a flight recorder of sorts, preserving a 3D snapshot of their experimental aircraft just before the crash.
1st Mar '16 11:47:41 AM ChronoLegion
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* FrameUp: The reason why Cade is a fugitive is because the Gua killed his wife and framed him for her murder.

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* FrameUp: The reason why Cade is a fugitive is because the Gua killed his wife and framed him for her murder. In one episode, a government agent promises to expunge Cade's criminal record in exchange for helping them "recover" a valuable asset. She lies, and Cade barely escapes before the cops arrive.


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* ReformedCriminal: Cade used to be a professional thief with his own crew. After meeting his wife, he went legit and worked as a security expert, putting his skills to good use. After his wife's death at the hands of the Gua, Cade is once again on the other side of the law.
1st Mar '16 11:33:53 AM ChronoLegion
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* FrameUp: The reason why Cade is a fugitive is because the Gua killed his wife and framed him for her murder.


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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Part of the reason why Cade is determined to stop the Gua is to avenge his wife's death at their hands.
1st Mar '16 11:32:07 AM ChronoLegion
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* KillAndReplace: At times, the Gua will kill a human and replace him or her with an identical-looking husk. They do that to Cade's wife in the pilot.
1st Mar '16 11:30:28 AM ChronoLegion
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* CombatTentacles: In the pilot, Cade and his wife are having sex. Except it's not his wife, but a Gua in a husk that looks like his wife (his wife is already dead by this point). During the act, the Gua!wife suddenly sprouts tentacles that nearly choke Cade to death, while she is obviously having the time of her life.


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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot features a Gua that can sprout CombatTentacles. We are never shown another Gua like that again.
1st Mar '16 11:26:12 AM ChronoLegion
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* ClipShow: The episode, where the Gua higher-ups are discussing whether or not they should proceed to the Second Wave (i.e. AlienInvasion) is mostly made up of Joshua reminding the brass of all the times that Cade has thwarted them using this trope.
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