History Series / Fringe

21st Apr '16 1:18:39 PM PistolsAtDawn
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* PreInsanityReveal: Dr Walter Bishop gets a few flashback episodes showing him to have been a much calmer and much darker character before the personal tragedy that laid the way for the series. It turns out [[spoiler:he deliberately had part of his brain removed because he didn't like what he was becoming.]]
20th Apr '16 12:28:30 AM erforce
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-->--'''Nina Sharp'''

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-->--'''Nina -->-- '''Nina Sharp'''



* AnimalWrongsGroup: In "Unleashed", these guys let the monster-of-the-week out. [[Film/TheLastCrusade They chose poorly]].

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* AnimalWrongsGroup: In "Unleashed", these guys let the monster-of-the-week out. [[Film/TheLastCrusade [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade They chose poorly]].
15th Apr '16 12:15:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: The villains in [[Recap/FringeS01E02TheSameOldStory "The Same Old Story"]] and [[Recap/FringeS03E07TheAbducted "The Abducted"]]. It's called hormone replacement therapy, guys. There's no need to kill the hookers and torture the small children.
30th Mar '16 11:26:35 PM deathmaster87
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*** This is up to interpretation, though; many people believe that [[spoiler:the man in the X shirt was a subconscious representation of William Bell, who led her to her death in season four.]]
5th Feb '16 4:36:37 PM BadSplice
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''Fringe'' (August 2008-January 2013) is a Creator/{{FOX}} ScienceFiction TV series created by Creator/JJAbrams and his compatriots Creator/AlexKurtzman and Creator/RobertoOrci. Other J.J. coworkers from ''Series/{{Lost}}'' and ''Series/{{Alias}}'' are involved as well. Conceptually, it is not unlike ''Series/TheXFiles'', with the primary threat being MadScientist terrorists, instead of an AlienInvasion. In practice it is like ''The X-Files'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Series/{{CSI}}''. Like J.J.'s other shows, it has a slowly developing MythArc involving an AlternateUniverse, mysterious "Observers," an ActionGirl, and crazy, off-the-wall happenings right from the get-go. It's quite a MindScrew.

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''Fringe'' (August 2008-January 2013) is a Creator/{{FOX}} ScienceFiction TV series created by Creator/JJAbrams and his compatriots Creator/AlexKurtzman and Creator/RobertoOrci. Other J.J. coworkers from ''Series/{{Lost}}'' and ''Series/{{Alias}}'' are involved as well. Conceptually, it is not unlike ''Series/TheXFiles'', with the primary threat being MadScientist terrorists, instead of an AlienInvasion. In practice it is like ''The X-Files'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Series/{{CSI}}''. Like J.J.'s other shows, it has a slowly developing MythArc involving an AlternateUniverse, mysterious "Observers," an ActionGirl, and crazy, off-the-wall happenings right from the get-go. It's quite a MindScrew.
24th Jan '16 11:05:24 AM aye_amber
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15th Jan '16 9:25:55 AM Anddrix
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Subverted in "Unleashed" as they are specifically referred to as "Storm Drains" several times, and only as "Sewers" peripherally, presumably because ViewersAreMorons

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Subverted in "Unleashed" as they are specifically referred to as "Storm Drains" several times, and only as "Sewers" peripherally, presumably because ViewersAreMoronsperipherally.
29th Dec '15 2:22:56 PM morenohijazo
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* BioData: A couple of times, notably in the first season when ZFT would leave a "calling card" in the DNA of their genetically engineered weapons.
** A similar calling card was later discovered on the Nazi toxin in Season 2, in this case, the image of the seahorse, [[spoiler: a clue that Walter Bishop's father's research had been used to create the toxin]].
20th Dec '15 10:06:47 PM spirasen
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29th Nov '15 9:53:32 AM VioletVisions
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** In "Marionette": [[spoiler:Olivia's slow breakdown over the course of the episode seems a lot like someone's reaction to being raped. She even describes how Fauxlivia has made her unable to live in her house, wear her clothes, or be with the man she loves.]]
*** Which is [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale particularly infuriating]] because [[spoiler: it's Peter who was ''actually raped'' by Fauxlivia over the last couple of months, and Olivia's self-absorbed complaints about Fauxlivia "taking everything" from her push Peter]] to [[VictimBlaming apologize]] for his own rape in that scene.

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** In "Marionette": [[spoiler:Olivia's slow breakdown over the course of the episode seems a lot like someone's reaction to being raped. She even describes how Fauxlivia has made her unable to live in her house, wear her clothes, or be with the man she loves.]]
*** Which is [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale particularly infuriating]] because [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's Peter who was ''actually raped'' by Fauxlivia over the last couple of months, and Olivia's self-absorbed complaints about Fauxlivia "taking everything" from her push Peter]] to [[VictimBlaming apologize]] for his own rape in that scene.



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[spoiler: Fauxlivia, pretending to be Olivia, seduces and keeps having sex with Peter for two months, until Olivia returns from the AlternateUniverse. Peter thought he was having sex with Olivia, who he was just developing feelings for before the switch happened. This is called a BedTrick in this wiki but legally is considered [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_by_deception rape by fraud]]. Everyone, including Peter, at least initially acts like it's his fault and like Olivia is the one who's been violated in this situation, as if Fauxlivia "robbed" her of Peter. (In fact, Olivia herself, before she starts blaming Peter, is all "I understand - anything could have happened between me and her boyfriend, if he hadn't been out of town." Apparently nobody on the writing team realized that Olivia's situation would have been very different [[note]]She would have consented to have sex with the boyfriend knowing who she was having sex with.[[/note]], and that Olivia having sex with Fauxlivia's boyfriend without clueing him in would make her a rapist as well.)
DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: In the episode "Do Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep?" the audience is clearly meant to be sympathetic with a shapeshifter who has been living undercover with a wife and son for the last 5 years, developing genuine feelings for them in the process. However, the son is 7 years old, so the implication is that the original man whom the shapeshifter murdered to steal his face and identity was already married to the wife, and the shapeshifter has just been committing [[BedTrick rape by deception]] for years.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[spoiler: Fauxlivia, pretending to be Olivia, seduces and keeps having sex with Peter for two months, until Olivia returns from the AlternateUniverse. Peter thought he was having sex with Olivia, who he was just developing feelings for before the switch happened. This is called a BedTrick in this wiki but legally is considered [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_by_deception rape by fraud]]. Everyone, including Peter, at least initially acts like it's his fault and like Olivia is the one who's been violated in this situation, as if Fauxlivia "robbed" her of Peter. (In fact, Olivia herself, before she starts blaming Peter, is all "I understand - anything could have happened between me and her boyfriend, if he hadn't been out of town." Apparently nobody on the writing team realized that Olivia's situation would have been very different [[note]]She would have consented to have sex with the boyfriend knowing who she was having sex with.[[/note]], and that Olivia having sex with Fauxlivia's boyfriend without clueing him in would make her a rapist as well.)
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*DoubleStandardRapeSciFi:
In the episode "Do Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep?" the audience is clearly meant to be sympathetic with a shapeshifter who has been living undercover with a wife and son for the last 5 years, developing genuine feelings for them in the process. However, the son is 7 years old, so the implication is that the original man whom the shapeshifter murdered to steal his face and identity was already married to the wife, and the shapeshifter has just been committing [[BedTrick rape by deception]] for years.
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