History Series / LaFemmeNikita

26th Jan '16 2:38:05 AM Morgenthaler
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That's an index, not a trope.
* CanadianSeries: It was originally broadcast as ''Nikita'' in Canada, but it's been ''La Femme Nikita'' since the reboot stared airing.
25th Jan '16 12:55:25 PM Morgenthaler
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The Big Bad is "the cause of all bad happenings in a story", not just someone's arch-enemy.
* BigBad: Operations and Madeline are the real enemy of Nikita.
25th Jan '16 12:54:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The entire point of the series is Nikita and Section One occupying different places on the scale.
25th Jan '16 12:54:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/ColdWar

* UsefulNotes/FromRussiaWithNukes
25th Jan '16 12:53:46 PM Morgenthaler
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Commented out Zero Context Examples.
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* ActionGirl: Oh, yes, very much. * ActionSeries * AerosolFlamethrower * AffablyEvil: Madeline
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* %%* ActionGirl: Oh, yes, very much. * %%* ActionSeries * %%* AerosolFlamethrower * %%* AffablyEvil: Madeline

* BadassLongcoat: Michael
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* %%* BadassLongcoat: Michael

* BattleCouple: Michael and Nikita.
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* %%* BattleCouple: Michael and Nikita.

* BigBrotherIsEmployingYou: Anyone who works for Section One.
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* %%* BigBrotherIsEmployingYou: Anyone who works for Section One.

* BoxedCrook
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* %%* BoxedCrook

* CleanupCrew: Section 1's "Housekeeping".
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* %%* CleanupCrew: Section 1's "Housekeeping".

* ColdBloodedTorture: Madeline's specialty
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* %%* ColdBloodedTorture: Madeline's specialty

* ContractOnTheHitman: Several times. * TheConsigliere: Madeline for Operations. * CoolOldGuy: Walter, man. Walter. * CoolShades: Nikita and Michael.
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* %%* ContractOnTheHitman: Several times. * %%* TheConsigliere: Madeline for Operations. * %%* CoolOldGuy: Walter, man. Walter. * %%* CoolShades: Nikita and Michael.

* CloakAndDagger
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* %%* CloakAndDagger

* CreepyChild: A few of these show up.
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* %%* CreepyChild: A few of these show up.

* DarkActionGirl: A few show up.
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* %%* DarkActionGirl: A few show up.

* DeathFakedForYou: Against her will, but they can always make it real.
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* %%* DeathFakedForYou: Against her will, but they can always make it real.

* DirtyCommunists: Red Cell * TheDogShotFirst * DramaticHourLong
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* %%* DirtyCommunists: Red Cell * %%* TheDogShotFirst * %%* DramaticHourLong

* DressingAsTheEnemy
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* %%* DressingAsTheEnemy

* TheEvilGenius: Madeline to Operations.
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* %%* TheEvilGenius: Madeline to Operations.

* FakeDefector: Several times.
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* %%* FakeDefector: Several times.

* ForcedPrizeFight: At least once.
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* %%* ForcedPrizeFight: At least once.

* GirlsBehindBars: A disturbingly popular trope in the series.
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* %%* GirlsBehindBars: A disturbingly popular trope in the series.

* TheHandler: Michael * HeroicBSOD: Michael has this after being forced to abandon his wife. * HeroicSacrifice ** [[spoiler:Birkoff]] ** Also [[spoiler: Mr. Jones]].
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* %%* TheHandler: Michael * %%* HeroicBSOD: Michael has this after being forced to abandon his wife. * %%* HeroicSacrifice ** %%** [[spoiler:Birkoff]] ** Also %%** [[spoiler: Mr. Jones]].

* HollywoodNerd: Birkoff
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* %%* HollywoodNerd: Birkoff

* IJustWantToBeNormal: Nikita, of course.
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* %%* IJustWantToBeNormal: Nikita, of course.

* LaResistance: As friends or foes. ** Adrian's organization. ** Michael was a radical French student prior to joining Section. * LatexPerfection * LoveHurts: So very much.
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* %%* LaResistance: As friends or foes. ** %%** Adrian's organization. ** %%** Michael was a radical French student prior to joining Section. * %%* LatexPerfection * %%* LoveHurts: So very much.

* ManipulativeBastard: Operations and Madeline. [[spoiler:Adrian]] is a manipulative non-bastard, we think. * TheMole: All over the place. Particularly [[spoiler:Nikita being a mole for Center since her return to Section One in Season 2.]]
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* %%* ManipulativeBastard: Operations and Madeline. [[spoiler:Adrian]] is a manipulative non-bastard, we think. * TheMole: All over the place. place. ** Particularly [[spoiler:Nikita being a mole for Center since her return to Section One in Season 2.]]

* NebulousEvilOrganization: Red Cell ''AND'' Section One.
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* %%* NebulousEvilOrganization: Red Cell ''AND'' Section One.

* OpeningNarration
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* %%* OpeningNarration

* PostScriptSeason: Season 5.
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* %%* PostScriptSeason: Season 5.

* RecycledTheSeries
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* RightHandCat: {{Subverted|Trope}}. * {{Room101}}: The White Room
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* %%* RightHandCat: {{Subverted|Trope}}. * %%* {{Room101}}: The White Room

* SecretPolice: Everywhere * SexyBacklessOutfit
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* %%* SecretPolice: Everywhere * %%* SexyBacklessOutfit

* ShootTheDog: This entire series is an exercise in dog shooting. * SpyFiction * SpyVersusSpy
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* %%* ShootTheDog: This entire series is an exercise in dog shooting. * %%* SpyFiction * %%* SpyVersusSpy

* TheyWereHoldingYouBack: [[spoiler:Michael's]] recruitment. * TimeBomb: Once or twice.
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* %%* TheyWereHoldingYouBack: [[spoiler:Michael's]] recruitment. * %%* TimeBomb: Once or twice.

** Also, [[spoiler:Section One founder Adrian]]. * TookALevelInBadass: Birkoff as the series progresses. * TragicHero * TwistEnding: All the time.
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** Also, [[spoiler:Section One founder Adrian]]. * %%* TookALevelInBadass: Birkoff as the series progresses. * %%* TragicHero * %%* TwistEnding: All the time.

* UndercoverAsLovers
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* %%* UndercoverAsLovers

* WhyAmITicking
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness
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* %%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness
25th Jan '16 12:47:45 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''La Femme Nikita''''' ('''''Nikita''''' in Canada) is a Canadian television spy drama based upon the [[Film/{{Nikita}} original French film]] directed by Creator/LucBesson, co-produced by Jay Firestone (Firestone Entertainment) and Creator/WarnerBros, and created for television by Joel Surnow, who later co-created ''Series/TwentyFour'' with Robert Cochran, his fellow ''La Femme Nikita'' executive consultant. This television series debuted in the United States on USANetwork in January 1997 and ran for five seasons, until March 2001. ''La Femme Nikita'' was the highest-rated drama on American basic cable during its first two seasons; also distributed on television in Canada (as ''Nikita'') and, ultimately, internationally, it continues to have a strong cult following, according to the definitive book on the series written by Christopher Heyn in 2006. And hey ''someone'' had to make this page
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'''''La ''La Femme Nikita''''' ('''''Nikita''''' Nikita'' (''Nikita'' in Canada) is a Canadian television spy drama based upon the [[Film/{{Nikita}} original French film]] directed by Creator/LucBesson, co-produced by Jay Firestone (Firestone Entertainment) and Creator/WarnerBros, and created for television by Joel Surnow, who later co-created ''Series/TwentyFour'' with Robert Cochran, his fellow ''La Femme Nikita'' executive consultant. This television series debuted in the United States on USANetwork in January 1997 and ran for five seasons, until March 2001. ''La Femme Nikita'' was the highest-rated drama on American basic cable during its first two seasons; also distributed on television in Canada (as ''Nikita'') and, ultimately, internationally, it continues to have a strong cult following, according to the definitive book on the series written by Christopher Heyn in 2006. And hey ''someone'' had to make this page
24th Jan '16 5:21:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower: The show's premise is an anti-terrorist organization that employs, well, terrorist methods.
26th Jul '15 11:46:05 PM Angelus25
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* ColdBloodedTorture: Madeline
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* ColdBloodedTorture: MadelineMadeline's specialty

* ColdBloodedTorture: Madeline*TheConsigliere: Madeline for Operations.

* EnemyMine: Played straight when Section One and Red Cell join forces to stop a common enemy. Subverted in that the two organizations also plan on destroying the other from within.
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* EnemyMine: Played straight when Section One and Red Cell join forces to stop a common enemy. Subverted in that the two organizations also plan on destroying taking advantage of the situation to destroy the other from within.

* EnemyMine: Played straight when Section One and Red Cell join forces TheEvilGenius: Madeline to stop a common enemy. Subverted in that the two organizations also plan on destroying the other from within.Operations.

* FirstNameBasis / LastNameBasis: Both apply. Most of the regular characters are known only by their first names. Several are known only by their last names.
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* FirstNameBasis / LastNameBasis: FirstNameBasis[=/=]LastNameBasis: Both apply. Most of the regular characters are known only by their first names. Several are known only by their last names.

* OddlySmallOrganization: Section. Judging by its worldwide reach, and endless intelligence, would probably have hundreds or at least tens of thousands of employees, yet it always seems like a few dozens or so (most of which we already know). As a result, the big boss appears to be micro-managing everything they do. (One might suspect a man in charge of such an organization would have better things to do with his time.) Possibly averted: there was the occasional hint that Section One is just a blacker than usual black ops division of the CIA.
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* OddlySmallOrganization: Section. Judging by its worldwide reach, and endless intelligence, would probably have hundreds or at least tens of thousands of employees, yet it always seems like a few dozens or so (most of which we already know). As a result, the big boss appears to be micro-managing everything they do. (One might suspect a man in charge of such an organization would have better things to do with his time.) Possibly averted: there was the occasional hint that Section One is just a blacker than usual black ops division of the CIA. Then it turned out to be the black ops division of a larger, more clandestine intelligence organization.

* PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower: The show's premise is an anti-terrorist organization that employs, well, terroristic methods.
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* PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower: The show's premise is an anti-terrorist organization that employs, well, terroristic terrorist methods.

* UnCancelled
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* UnCancelledUnCancelled: And as a result we got the eight episodes of Season 5 to tie up loose ends.

* YouHaveFailedMe: Abeyance is literally where you send incompetent agents to die in suicide missions.
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* YouHaveFailedMe: Abeyance "Abeyance" is literally where you send incompetent agents to die in suicide missions.
26th Jul '15 11:39:04 PM Angelus25
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* KlingonPromotion: Operation's strategy to get out of Section is this.
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* KlingonPromotion: Operation's strategy to get out of Section and take Oversight is this.

* VirtualDangerDenial: A hacker attacks both Section One and a rival black-ops intelligence agency and they pull an EnemyMine to track him and find him. When they do, the hacker shows surprise at the fact that they managed to track him-and it's sort of implied that he thought he was playing some kind of war game.
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* VirtualDangerDenial: A hacker attacks both Section One and a rival black-ops intelligence agency Red Cell and they pull an EnemyMine to track him and find him. When they do, the hacker shows surprise at the fact that they managed to track him-and it's sort of implied that he thought he was playing some kind of war game.

** Yet, mysteriously, all the locations look an awful lot like Toronto, even Sierra Leone (barring some inserted stock footage for an establishing shot).
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** Yet, mysteriously, "[[CaliforniaDoubling mysteriously]]", all the locations look an awful lot like Toronto, even Sierra Leone (barring some inserted stock footage for an establishing shot).
26th Jul '15 11:34:40 PM Angelus25
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** Also, [[spoiler:section founder Adrian]].
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** Also, [[spoiler:section [[spoiler:Section One founder Adrian]].
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