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* HeavenAbove: One of the few acts of DivineIntervention in the series appears in the form of a series of divine lights flashing across the sky, with the heavenly changes contrasting with the grounded work of the show's {{Fallen Angel}}s. [[spoiler:This upstairs action even kills the demonic Astaroth.]]
14th Dec '17 9:22:11 AM 3rdStringPG
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* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The artifact owner of "Scarlet Cinema" is this with a vengeance. Aside from completely hating his boring, ordinary life, longing to have love, and suffering from the bullying of his classmates, he has an obsessed fixation with horror films, specifically werewolf movies--he can [[SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes recite all the lines]] of ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'' by heart, has a StalkerShrine to Lon Chaney, and is alternately LongingForFictionland and doing everything he can to [[IWishItWereReal become a werewolf himself]]. Unlike most versions of this trope, he is willing to do anything to achieve his specialness (and claim his crush for his own) and thus becomes fairly contemptible, but there's still a certain sympathy for his underdog desperation.

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* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The artifact owner of "Scarlet Cinema" Cinema," Darius Pogue, is this with a vengeance. Aside from completely hating his boring, ordinary life, life as a film student, longing to have love, and suffering from the bullying of his classmates, he has an obsessed fixation with horror films, specifically werewolf movies--he can [[SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes recite all the lines]] of ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'' by heart, has a StalkerShrine to Lon Chaney, and is alternately LongingForFictionland and doing everything he can to [[IWishItWereReal become a werewolf himself]]. Unlike most versions of this trope, he is willing to do anything to achieve his specialness (and claim his crush for his own) and thus becomes fairly contemptible, but there's still a certain sympathy for his underdog desperation.
10th Dec '17 1:45:30 PM Ingonyama
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* StageMagician: "The Great Montarro". The episode in fact revolves around a number of them, from the cursed artifact's original owner, to a whole theater full of them competing for a prize, with several falling under suspicion before [[SuspectExistenceFailure being unfortunately eliminated]] and the true villain is revealed. Also [[JackOfAllTrades Jack was apparently one in his youth]].

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* StageMagician: "The Great Montarro". The episode in fact revolves around a number of them, from the cursed artifact's original owner, to a whole theater full of them competing for a prize, with several falling under suspicion before [[SuspectExistenceFailure being they are unfortunately eliminated]] and the true villain is revealed. Also [[JackOfAllTrades Jack was apparently one in his youth]].
10th Dec '17 1:44:49 PM Ingonyama
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* StageMagician: "The Great Montarro". The episode in fact revolves around a number of them, from the cursed artifact's original owner, to a whole theater full of them competing for a prize, with several falling under suspicion before the true villain is revealed. Also [[JackOfAllTrades Jack was apparently one in his youth]].

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* StageMagician: "The Great Montarro". The episode in fact revolves around a number of them, from the cursed artifact's original owner, to a whole theater full of them competing for a prize, with several falling under suspicion before [[SuspectExistenceFailure being unfortunately eliminated]] and the true villain is revealed. Also [[JackOfAllTrades Jack was apparently one in his youth]].
10th Dec '17 4:30:21 AM Ingonyama
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** One of the inmates of the mental hospital in "And Now the News", a serial rapist, is let loose from his cell by the villain of the episode--in an abandoned wing where Micki has been lured, thereby eliminating a witness and providing another death for the radio. Thankfully she succeeds in bashing him over the head and escaping, and Ryan also comes to the rescue, but the episode takes time to have her crouch in a corner and break down before she recovers enough from her trauma to move on.


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: After nearly being killed by a rapist and a mad psychiatrist in "And Now the News", Micki brings up the possibility that one of them is likely to die in pursuing the cursed artifacts, and Ryan agrees with as lucky as they've been so far, luck is bound to turn against them eventually. What's the very next episode? "Tails I Live, Heads You Die" in which [[spoiler:Micki gets killed]].
10th Dec '17 3:54:20 AM Ingonyama
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** Played straight with Micki in "Coven of Darkness" where, after absolutely no indication prior to this (such as, say, in either "Bottle of Dreams" or "Doorway to Hell" when they had Rashid right there to make note of it) she is revealed to possess great occult power.[[labelnote:Possible explanation]]It is, however, possible that having died and been BroughtBackFromTheDead awakened a power in her that had been deeply buried, or granted her one from having crossed over; it is even possible that Sylvan summoning the spirit of Hyberia, even without her actual body there to receive it, could have given Micki some of her magical power--which could also explain the possible darkness in her seen under AmbiguousSituation. In any event, if so, the fact this occurred after both "Bottle of Dreams" and "Doorway to Hell" would explain why Rashid wasn't aware of her power then.[[/labelnote]] The WhiteMagic practitioner of the episode guided her into using it for good (Jack mentions the power can go either way) in order to save Ryan and recover the witch's ladder; the end of the episode indicates she could well have fallen to darkness herself. But conveniently enough, [[FuelMeterOfPower all her power is used up by episode's end]], and while Jack says it could return, this is never revisited later. Classic example of StatusQuoIsGod and ResetButton (and allows the two-part opener of season three to have the BittersweetEnding it does).

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** Played straight with Micki in "Coven of Darkness" where, after absolutely no indication prior to this (such as, say, in either "Bottle of Dreams" or "Doorway to Hell" when they had Rashid right there to make note of it) she is revealed to possess great occult power.[[labelnote:Possible explanation]]It is, however, possible that having died and been BroughtBackFromTheDead brought BackFromTheDead awakened a power in her that had been deeply buried, or granted her one from having crossed over; it is even possible that Sylvan summoning the spirit of Hyberia, even without her actual body there to receive it, could have given Micki some of her magical power--which could also explain the possible darkness in her seen under AmbiguousSituation. In any event, if so, the fact this occurred after both "Bottle of Dreams" and "Doorway to Hell" would explain why Rashid wasn't aware of her power then.[[/labelnote]] The WhiteMagic practitioner of the episode guided her into using it for good (Jack mentions the power can go either way) in order to save Ryan and recover the witch's ladder; the end of the episode indicates she could well have fallen to darkness herself. But conveniently enough, [[FuelMeterOfPower all her power is used up by episode's end]], and while Jack says it could return, this is never revisited later. Classic example of StatusQuoIsGod and ResetButton (and allows the two-part opener of season three to have the BittersweetEnding it does).
10th Dec '17 3:53:02 AM Ingonyama
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* FingerTwitchingRevival: Ryan gets one in "Vanity's Mirror", followed by a case of WorstAid from Micki, who jerks him to his feet without checking the extent of his injuries at all (he fell a good 20 feet, had a bleeding head wound, and could very well have had a broken neck). This is also how the the villain in "The Electrocutioner" is revealed to have somehow survived his execution in the flashback.

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* FingerTwitchingRevival: Ryan gets one in "Vanity's Mirror", followed by a case of WorstAid from Micki, who jerks him to his feet without checking the extent of his injuries at all (he fell a good 20 feet, had a bleeding head wound, and could very well have had a broken neck). This is also how the the villain in "The Electrocutioner" is revealed to have somehow survived his execution in the flashback.flashback, and how the villain is revealed to be alive underneath the rock fall as TheStinger of "Tails I Live, Heads You Die."



** Played straight with Micki in "Coven of Darkness" where, after absolutely no indication prior to this (such as, say, in either "Bottle of Dreams" or "Doorway to Hell" when they had Rashid right there to make note of it) she is revealed to possess great occult power. The WhiteMagic practitioner of the episode guided her into using it for good (Jack mentions the power can go either way) in order to save Ryan and recover the witch's ladder; the end of the episode indicates she could well have fallen to darkness herself. But conveniently enough, [[FuelMeterOfPower all her power is used up by episode's end]], and while Jack says it could return, this is never revisited later. Classic example of StatusQuoIsGod and ResetButton (and allows the two-part opener of season three to have the BittersweetEnding it does).

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** Played straight with Micki in "Coven of Darkness" where, after absolutely no indication prior to this (such as, say, in either "Bottle of Dreams" or "Doorway to Hell" when they had Rashid right there to make note of it) she is revealed to possess great occult power. [[labelnote:Possible explanation]]It is, however, possible that having died and been BroughtBackFromTheDead awakened a power in her that had been deeply buried, or granted her one from having crossed over; it is even possible that Sylvan summoning the spirit of Hyberia, even without her actual body there to receive it, could have given Micki some of her magical power--which could also explain the possible darkness in her seen under AmbiguousSituation. In any event, if so, the fact this occurred after both "Bottle of Dreams" and "Doorway to Hell" would explain why Rashid wasn't aware of her power then.[[/labelnote]] The WhiteMagic practitioner of the episode guided her into using it for good (Jack mentions the power can go either way) in order to save Ryan and recover the witch's ladder; the end of the episode indicates she could well have fallen to darkness herself. But conveniently enough, [[FuelMeterOfPower all her power is used up by episode's end]], and while Jack says it could return, this is never revisited later. Classic example of StatusQuoIsGod and ResetButton (and allows the two-part opener of season three to have the BittersweetEnding it does).
5th Dec '17 4:10:13 AM Ingonyama
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* HistoricalInJoke: In "The Mephisto Ring", the cursed artifact is a World Series ring which gives one the power to predict the victor in any gambling venue. Which ring is it? The 1919 World Series ring--[[ShownTheirWork the same World Series which was famously fixed, allegedly by gangster Arnold Rothstein]].
15th Sep '17 2:22:30 AM Ingonyama
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** In "The Sweetest Sting", they let someone dying of cancer perish from withdrawal from the special honey, even though there's entire shelves of the stuff right there, enough to last him for decades if he just used a little of it every few weeks. Also in the same episode, Jack lets the vampire bees in the cursed hive free, trusting that they will turn back into normal everyday bees due to not being in the cursed hive anymore. Jack has no reason to think of this, especially since he, Ryan, and Micki are dealing with the dark and malevolent power of Satan. The smart thing would have been to destroy the bees themselves in order to be on the safe side from within the long run.

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** In "The Sweetest Sting", they let someone dying of cancer perish from withdrawal from the special honey, even though there's entire shelves of the stuff right there, enough to last him for decades if he just used a little of it every few weeks. Also in the same episode, Jack lets the vampire bees in the cursed hive free, trusting that they will turn back into normal everyday bees due to not being in the cursed hive anymore. Jack has no reason to think of this, especially since he, Ryan, and Micki are dealing with the dark and malevolent power of Satan. The smart thing would have been to destroy the bees themselves in order to be on the safe side from within the long run.side.
15th Sep '17 2:02:25 AM Ingonyama
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* ParanormalMundaneItem: The show revolves around the objects of a certain store that held paranormal properties (and some of them were quite modern-looking, like a radio), but all of them were a pretty vile Power at a Price (as an example: a crucifix that allowed even people who knew nothing of spiritism to perform exorcisms, but had to be fed human blood (and that meant stabbing people dead with it)).

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* ParanormalMundaneItem: The show revolves around the objects of a certain store "Vendredi's Antiques" (later "Curious Goods") that held paranormal properties (and some of them were quite modern-looking, like a radio), but all of them were a pretty vile Power at a Price PowerAtAPrice (as an example: a crucifix that allowed even people who knew nothing of spiritism to perform exorcisms, but had to be fed human blood (and that meant stabbing people dead with it)). Part of the reason Ryan and Micki end up in the GottaCatchEmAll situation that they do, however, is because these items are mixed in with the regular, uncursed antiques, so they have no way of knowing the truth when they are sold. While a number of the items are associated with famous people, many are not, and even the famous ones are often otherwise quite ordinary-looking. Among these are the boxing gloves, the tattoo kit, the foghorn, the sheriff's badge, the handkerchief, and the pocket watch.
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