History Series / KolchakTheNightStalker

21st Feb '16 11:03:58 AM AzureOwl
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* BerserkButton: The one thing guaranteed to piss off Miss Emily is discrimination of condescension towards the elderly.
21st Feb '16 8:35:34 AM AzureOwl
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* PoliceBrutality: While they never go as far as beating him up, the police have no trouble manhandling Kolchak all the time and often illegally confiscate and destroy his camera in order to destroy any evidence of the unexplained creatures they’re trying to cover up.

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* PoliceBrutality: While they never go as far as beating him up, the police have no trouble manhandling Kolchak all the time and often illegally confiscate and destroy his camera and recorder in order to destroy any evidence of the unexplained creatures they’re trying to cover up.
8th Feb '16 3:08:23 PM AzureOwl
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* ClosestThingWeGot: A double serving in "The Werewolf". When Kolchak needs a priest to bless the silver he is using to make bullets, he ends up resorting to a fellow passenger on the cruise ship who flunked out of the seminary. And once he gets the guy, he doesn't know any Latin blessings for that, so they end up using the Last Rites prayer, hoping it's close enough to get the job done.
8th Feb '16 3:04:44 PM AzureOwl
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* NiceHat: Kolchak's iconic straw porkpie hat is practically synonymous with the character. funnily enough it's {{Inverted}} InUniverse, since ''everyone'' Kolchak knows hates the hat.

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* NiceHat: Kolchak's iconic straw porkpie hat is practically synonymous with the character. funnily Funnily enough it's {{Inverted}} InUniverse, since ''everyone'' Kolchak knows hates the hat.



* OccultDetective: Carl Kolchak

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* OccultDetective: Even though he is a reporter by trade, Carl KolchakKolchak ends up filling this role by default, since the authorities' refusal to act on his discoveries leave him as the only one who can defeat the monsters.



* SilverBullet: "The Werewolf".

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* SilverBullet: Kolchak has a hard time coming up with one in "The Werewolf".Werewolf" because he is on a cruise ship. He ends up [[spoiler:stealing the silver buttons from the captain's dress uniform]].
8th Feb '16 8:37:28 AM AzureOwl
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* FireForgedFriends: {{Subverted}} with Louise in "The Night Strangler", who spends the entire movie as Kolchak's only ally and risks her live to help him stop the killer. But by the end of the movie she hates his guts, since her association with him resulted in her losing her job, her home and getting run out of Seattle by the police before she could complete her degree. She correctly points out that meeting him and joining in his adventure ruined her life.
8th Feb '16 8:31:09 AM AzureOwl
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* NiceHat: Kolchak's iconic straw porkpie hat is practically synonymous with the character. funnily enough it's {{Inverted}} InUniverse, since ''everyone'' Kolchak knows hates the hat.
8th Feb '16 8:23:52 AM AzureOwl
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* SealedEvilInACan: Matchemonedo, the EldritchAbomination native american deity was put in permanent hibernation when its nesting place was covered by the cold waters of Lake Michigan. By the end of the episode, it is decided to demolish the hospital and flood the area again to make a marina.
8th Feb '16 8:18:57 AM AzureOwl
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* EvilVersusEvil: In "The Zombie" you have a ruthless voodoo priestess seeking revenge against a bunch of mobsters and a corrupt police captain.
8th Feb '16 8:16:53 AM AzureOwl
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The Vicepresident of Public Relations for the Oil Company in "Primal Scream" prides himself of his ability to put a positive spin to any and all the horrible crap his company does.
8th Feb '16 8:12:57 AM AzureOwl
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: The oil company in "Primal Scream" is able to stonewall Kolchak's investigation by virtue of all the money they throw around, specially to universities.
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