History Series / HumanTarget

12th Jul '16 3:12:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Layla.
2nd Jul '16 2:53:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Suggested as the way the name Christopher Chance gets passed from one to the next.
22nd Jan '16 4:25:06 PM aye_amber
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14th Dec '15 11:51:55 AM Discar
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-->''"I work with a cover, blend in to the background, let you appear vulnerable so the threat reveals itself and then eliminate the threat."''
-->-- Christopher Chance when he explains to his client in "Pilot" on why he has a unique approach to protective security.


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-->''"I ->''"I work with a cover, blend in to the background, let you appear vulnerable so the threat reveals itself and then eliminate the threat."''
-->-- Christopher Chance '''Christopher Chance''' when he explains to his client in "Pilot" on why he has a unique approach to protective security.



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* MundaneMacGuffinPerson: In the episode "Victoria", the ''Queen's'' daughter is targeted as she wants to drop her husband for an EMT, which would bring great shame to her family.
29th Oct '15 2:58:35 AM Ominae
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* ShoutOut: In the pilot, Chance and Winston are paid by client [[DarkAngel Lydecker]] in [[Film/DieHard Takagi]] whiskey, and at the end of the episode, the new protectee is [[Film/LethalWeapon Danny Glover]].
** In "Sanctuary", the head of a robbery gang's name is [[SplinterCell Sam Fisher.]] Looks like the guy decided to retire and be a crook instead.
** In "Lockdown", Layla's username is [[Film/{{Watchmen}} "Nite Owl"]]. Granted, she's a security guard, but still...
** Carmine, the rottweiler, is named after Carmine Infantino the co-creator of ''Human Target''.
** "Salvage & Reclamation" has several to ''Franchise/IndianaJones''.
** "Imbroglio" had a reference to ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', particularly 2008's ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' with the hostages being framed as gunmen by using their disguises on them.
** "Kill Bob" despite its name has a huge shout outs to ''MrAndMrsSmith'' with more than one reference placed into the very iconic dinner scene from the movie... ''with'' the appropriate background "Assassin's Date" score (or an homage score that's very much like it. I couldn't tell.)
29th Oct '15 2:57:15 AM Ominae
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* TheCastShowoff: Jackie Earle Haley has a black belt and has used his martial arts skills in a few episodes.
9th Sep '15 11:21:54 AM HighCrate
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* FragileSpeedster: Guerrero to an extent. It's suggested that he may actually be a more skilled fighter than Chance (or at the very least, considerably more ruthless). His small size makes him (arguably) more vulnerable to larger opponents (as demonstrated by the cleaner, Chicago), or multiple opponents, as shown in "Imbroglio" when a group of mooks literally dog piles on him compared a similar fight scene in the same episode where Chance is able to toss mooks around more easily and thus allow him to face one or two standing opponents at a time. On the other hand, in "Marshall Pucci", we get a sneak peek at how Guerrero probably typically operates which is not straight up fist fights. As [[Series/BurnNotice Mr. Weston]] noted, [[CombatPragmatist "Spies aren't trained to fight fair. Spies are trained to win."]] Guerrero is more the Cowl to Chance's Cape.

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* %%* FragileSpeedster: Guerrero to an extent. It's suggested that he may actually be a more skilled fighter than Chance (or at the very least, considerably more ruthless). His small size makes him (arguably) more vulnerable to larger opponents (as demonstrated by the cleaner, Chicago), or multiple opponents, as shown in "Imbroglio" when a group of mooks literally dog piles on him compared a similar fight scene in the same episode where Chance is able to toss mooks around more easily and thus allow him to face one or two standing opponents at a time. On the other hand, in "Marshall Pucci", we get a sneak peek at how Guerrero probably typically operates which is not straight up fist fights. As [[Series/BurnNotice Mr. Weston]] noted, [[CombatPragmatist "Spies aren't trained to fight fair. Spies are trained to win."]] Guerrero is more the Cowl to Chance's Cape.
5th Sep '15 6:52:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** a ''forty-dollar'' prostitute, which is what really pisses her off.
30th Nov '14 9:46:10 PM comingsoon70v
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17th Nov '14 9:45:02 PM Anicomicgeek
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* TheOtherMarty: The pilot was originally filmed in 1990 and costarred Clarence Clemons and Frances Fisher. By the time the show was picked up, both of their roles were recast and their scenes reshot.

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* TheOtherMarty: The pilot was originally filmed in 1990 and costarred Clarence Clemons and Frances Fisher. By the time the show was picked up, both of their roles were recast and their scenes reshot.



* ActorAllusion:
** Chi [=McBride=] gets to use his CatchPhrase from ''PushingDaisies'' in "Salvage and Reclamation."
---> '''Winston:''' No. Aw, no. ''Hell'' no!
** To an extent, JackieEarleHaley seems to be very much a mildly more reasonable version of [[Film/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]]. Considering that Human Target is a DC Vertigo comic...
*** In "Tanarak", he tells someone "leave the info at the trash can, next to the diner", he breaks into people's houses a lot, he's constantly eating...
*** And of course in "Imbroglio", the only way the mooks are able to capture Guerrero is literally just jumping on top of him until he's trapped under their bodies.
*** In "Cool Hand Guerrero", he brings up laws and civil liberties (mostly, people infringing on his) with the same ready knowledge and pointed tones of voice as he does with various bad guys the team encounters.



* FakeAmerican: Ames is played by British Janet Montgomery.
* FakeBrit: Most of the Brits in episode 11. But who cares if [[HeyItsThatGuy Todd the]] [[Series/StargateAtlantis Wraith]] really sounds Irish? He (the actor) also played/plays Bigfoot, and Druitt (Jack the Ripper) in Sanctuary.



* FanNickname: G-Man - Guerrero.



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