History Series / Hannibal

13th Mar '17 11:36:55 AM morenohijazo
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* SuspectExistenceFailure: The eponymous cannibal occasionally amuses himself by causing serial killings that he isn't responsible for to have Suspect Existence Failure.
16th Feb '17 1:34:13 PM mirh
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Bella Crawford's real name is actually Phyllis -- but, as she says, Jack only calls her that when they're arguing. He gave her the nickname when they met in Italy; appropriate, as it's Italian for "beautiful woman".

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Bella Crawford's real name is actually Phyllis -- but, as she says, Jack only calls her that when they're arguing. He gave her the nickname when they met in Italy; appropriate, as it's Italian for "beautiful woman"."beautiful".
9th Jan '17 1:16:52 PM Kaeneus
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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The fishing lure we see Hannibal examine in "Œuf" initially seems just a detail to make him look creepy. But in the first season finale, "Savoureux", the lures are used to frame Will for ''Hannibal's'' murders; traces of his victims were found on the lures, as if Will had been keeping them as trophies.]]
* Mason's eel, which [[spoiler: he chokes on after Alana and Margot murder him.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: ChekhovsGun:
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The fishing lure we see Hannibal examine in "Œuf" initially seems just a detail to make him look creepy. But in the first season finale, "Savoureux", the lures are used to frame Will for ''Hannibal's'' murders; traces of his victims were found on the lures, as if Will had been keeping them as trophies.]]
* ** Mason's eel, which [[spoiler: he chokes on after Alana and Margot murder him.]]
9th Jan '17 1:15:35 PM Kaeneus
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*Mason's eel, which [[spoiler: he chokes on after Alana and Margot murder him.]]
6th Jan '17 2:48:58 PM peeposaurus
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* AmbiguousSituation: [[spoiler: The ending. Who is Bedelia cooking her leg for? Are the two chairs placed for Will and Hannibal, who may not be dead?]]
** [[spoiler: The ending was later clarified by Bryan Fuller - Hannibal and Will did in fact survive the cliff fall and returned to eat Bedelia.]]
6th Jan '17 7:31:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Hannibal [[spoiler: shoves a [[FreudWasRight long, thin object]] down Will's throat to force him to do something against his will, for which he will be blamed afterwards. Will even has a traumatic flashback to it later, which makes it seem extremely similar to a situation of RapeAsDrama]].

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** Hannibal [[spoiler: shoves a [[FreudWasRight long, thin object]] object down Will's throat to force him to do something against his will, for which he will be blamed afterwards. Will even has a traumatic flashback to it later, which makes it seem extremely similar to a situation of RapeAsDrama]].
26th Dec '16 12:30:36 PM Xtifr
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Premiering on {{NBC}} on April 4th, 2013, the show was later renewed for a second season in 2014, and a third in 2015. The show quickly gained popularity by drawing Fuller and Harris fans together, and for spawning an enthusiastic fanbase that has been skillfully and gleefully mirrored by [[OneOfUs the official blog]] [[http://nbchannibal.tumblr.com/ (MAJOR UNMARKED SPOILERS)]]. As to the full arc, Fuller announced an ultimate [[CrazyPrepared six-season plan]] for the show: after the two original seasons, the third-through-fifth were to be a re-ordered, re-imagined version of the book series[[note]]The books in release order: ''Red Dragon'', ''The Silence of the Lambs'', ''Hannibal'', and ''Hannibal Rising''[[/note]] before the show closed on an original ending come Season 6.

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Premiering on {{NBC}} Creator/{{NBC}} on April 4th, 2013, the show was later renewed for a second season in 2014, and a third in 2015. The show quickly gained popularity by drawing Fuller and Harris fans together, and for spawning an enthusiastic fanbase that has been skillfully and gleefully mirrored by [[OneOfUs the official blog]] [[http://nbchannibal.tumblr.com/ (MAJOR UNMARKED SPOILERS)]]. As to the full arc, Fuller announced an ultimate [[CrazyPrepared six-season plan]] for the show: after the two original seasons, the third-through-fifth were to be a re-ordered, re-imagined version of the book series[[note]]The books in release order: ''Red Dragon'', ''The Silence of the Lambs'', ''Hannibal'', and ''Hannibal Rising''[[/note]] before the show closed on an original ending come Season 6.
28th Nov '16 11:25:49 AM Silverblade2
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->'''Hannibal Lecter:''' [[ForegoneConclusion You will.]]

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->'''Hannibal Lecter:''' [[ForegoneConclusion You will.]]
will.
30th Oct '16 9:05:46 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}:
** Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Despite his cultured and calm exterior, he is a skilled and incredibly dangerous fighter, even if he's fighting prey on equal footing. In the series finalé, [[spoiler:he is still able to put up a fairly good fight against Dolarhyde, even after being ''shot in the stomach'']].
** Jack Crawford is a large and strong man, and the second season opens with him beating Hannibal into a bloody mess with surprising ease in an equal fight. Given how dangerous Hannibal is compared to every other character, it shows how Jack is just in another league compared to everyone else.
** Francis Dolarhyde is possibly the most dangerous character on the show. Physically, he is able to lift Will off his feet and literally ''throw him across the room'' during their first encounter. He is also skilled with a handgun, easily taking out a motorcade of police and FBI agents. [[spoiler: He even gives Hannibal a run for his money during their final fight, and it takes both Hannibal and Will fighting brutally to finally take him down]].
13th Oct '16 6:29:16 AM DontKillBugs
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* ShoutOut:
** The murder in the hotel from "Entrée" is another reference to [[https://twitter.com/BryanFuller/status/332726420730159106 ''The Shining'']].
** The scene in the second episode where Will kneels next to a semi-decomposed person right before they reveal themselves to be alive, with a gasp, is remarkably similar to a scene in the crime-thriller ''Film/{{Se7en}}''.
** "Entrée" is filled with references to ''The Silence of the Lambs''. Eddie Izzard's portrayal of Dr. Abel Gideon is almost a complete recreation of Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal, while the character of Miriam Lass seems like a clear {{Expy}} of Clarice Starling. Many of Chilton's descriptions of Gideon in the show were originally his descriptions of Hannibal. [[spoiler:When Hannibal is serving Dr. Chilton and Dr. Bloom dinner, he claims the tongues came from a "chatty little lamb." ([[ImAHumanitarian They didn't]].)]] Furthermore, the scene in which Miriam makes the chance discovery that Hannibal is the Chesapeake Ripper, only to be attacked by Hannibal when he realizes the jig is up, closely mirrors what happened to Will in the opening of ''Red Dragon''.
** In the same episode, when Jack finds out someone called him from his own house phone to play the recording of Miriam again, he rants about how the Chesapeake Ripper was "In my house, in my bedroom, where my wife sleeps." This is almost a word-for-word quote from ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'', when Michael is complaining to Frank Pentangeli about the assassination attempt on him.
** Speaking of ''Film/SilenceOfTheLambs'', Du Maurier has a very nice moment of mentioning ''person suits''. She was being metaphorical.
** Another, smaller reference to ''The Silence of the Lambs'' appears in the opener of"'Buffet Froid", where it is established that our murder victim is a nice young woman with a thing for horses -- not unlike Clarice Starling -- and who is apparently interested in and/or studying the FBI, judging by the reading material on her bedside table.
** Yet again, ''Silence of the Lambs'' is referenced obliquely when an asylum orderly gives Freddie Lounds the do's and don'ts of meeting with Will Graham (the same rules are repeated, except for Clarice when she meets Hannibal).
** Hannibal's therapist's last name is [[TheBirds Du Maurier.]]
** In "Savoureux", [[spoiler: we see Will wearing a dark blue/gray prison jumpsuit with a white shirt underneath -- precisely what Hannibal wears for the first half of ''Film/SilenceOfTheLambs''. Hannibal's entrance is a near shot-for-shot copy of Clarice's entrance to the cell block, and the last line of the season -- Will's greeting -- is "Hello, Doctor Lecter," Clarice's first words to Hannibal. Of course, this time, Hannibal is on the ''outside'' of the cell.]]
*** [[spoiler:Will even has the same prisoner ID number as Hannibal in ''Silence'']].
** In "Su-zakana," a starling flies out of a woman's corpse, which itself was inside of a dead horse. Clarice Starling from ''Silence'' used to have a horse.
** Also in "Su-zakana," Hannibal pets a sheep. Sheep are called lambs when they are young. As in ''The Silence of the Lambs.''
** At one point, Hannibal says 'the feast is life,' likely a reference to Dracula and 'the blood is the life.'
** In the first episode, Will tells Hannibal "[[Series/TheIncredibleHulk Please don't psychoanalyze me. You won't like me when I'm psychoanalyzed.]]"
** In "Sakizuki"', Hannibal [[spoiler:looks down on the human "mural" and its creator from an opening at the top of a grain silo.]] When seen from below, it's reminiscent of how God is depicted looking down on humanity in medieval art. For examples, see ''Annunciazione'' by Pietro Perugino, ''Annunciation'' by Benvenuto di Giovanni.
** Katherine Pimms, from "Takiawase" is named after another beekeeper from a Creator/BryanFuller show. Kitty Pimms was the fake name Chuck first used in ''Series/PushingDaisies''' second season opener, which also involved bee-related murder.
** Probably not used this way by Hannibal, but during [[spoiler: Will's trial]] Hannibal remarks that "Will Graham [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan is and will always be my friend]]."
** The conversation between Jack and Will at the start of "Futamono" bears a ''very'' strong resemblance to a famous conversation between [[spoiler:Hannibal and Clarice]] in ''Film/SilenceOfTheLambs''. [[spoiler:The one in the page quote, in fact.]]
** It's further emphasized by the way Hugh Dancy's acting in that scene brings to mind Hopkins' portrayal of Hannibal.
** In "Kō No Mono" the opening scene is of a flaming body (stated to be Freddie Lounds) in a wheelchair rolling down the ramp of an underground parking garage. It's almost an exact re-creation of the scene in ''{{Film/Manhunter}}'' with Freddy Lounds as a flaming corpse in an office chair.
** Also in "Kō No Mono" are Mason Verger's blood red surgical scrubs, a nod to the uniforms in ''{{Film/Dead Ringers}}''. This is actually a double shout-out, as Katharine Isabelle (who plays Margot Verger) played the titular role in American Mary, who in one scene also performed a rather unconventional surgery wearing the same red scrubs.
** Hannibal flips a coin to decide whether he should [[spoiler:save Bella from her suicide attempt]], filmed the same way as the iconic coin shot from ''{{Wonderfalls}}''.
** Train scene in Episode 5 of Season 3 is very simmilar to a scene in {{Film/Double Indemnity}}. Also close-ups of actor's face fading and looming over the next shot seems to be taken straight out of cinema noir.
** The scene in "Dolce" where Verger fantasizes about Hannibal glazed and cooked whole is similar to the ending of ''Film/TheCookTheThiefHisWifeAndHerLover''.
** In episode "... And The Woman Clothed In Sun", during Dolarhyde and Hannibal's phone conversation, Hannibal asks "''Did he who made the Lamb made thee?''", a reference to William Blake's poem ''The Tyger''.
** There are a lot of similarities between Will and the younger Professor X in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''. Will's "pure empathy" is not unlike Charles' mind-reading power (and since Will's brain contains an abnormally high number of mirror neurons, this would make him a genetic mutant), their BlessedWithSuck "gift" can cause them a tremendous amount of agony, and they're both tormented by a love-hate, emotionally intimate, homoerotic friendship with a violent man of equal intelligence who has physically harmed them (Hannibal for Will, Magneto for Xavier). Both characters are dedicated to saving the lives of others, but occasionally their actions are morally questionable. In terms of their altruism, Will takes care of numerous stray dogs, while Professor X provides shelter and education to runaway mutants. As a bonus, Hugh Dancy looks somewhat like Creator/JamesMcAvoy (both actors are brown-and-wavy-haired, blue-eyed and possess PrettyBoy-like features), so after ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'''s debut, Dancy became a very popular fan casting choice for Brian Xavier should the ''Film/XMen'' film series ever decide to show Charles' father in a flashback.
** Many have noted that Siouxsie Sioux's and Brian Reitzell's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QodPtK1tpXc "Love Crime"]] which plays over the final scene and end credits of "The Wrath of the Lamb" episode sounds almost like a ''Film/JamesBond'' theme song. It's most reminiscent of Music/{{Garbage}}'s "The World Is Not Enough," Music/{{Adele}}'s "Skyfall" and Music/SherylCrow's "Tomorrow Never Dies."
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