History Series / Longmire

26th Jul '16 4:44:57 PM foxfireman
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Longmire doesn't always reveal how much he knows to people he is questioning.
23rd Jul '16 7:05:55 AM YT45
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** Walt Longmire and Henry are two nice guys who work hard to support their community and do the right thing. But piss either of them off, and God help you.

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** Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear are two nice guys who work hard to support their community and do the right thing. But piss either of them off, and God help you.



* CaliforniaDoubling: the series takes place in Wyoming, but is filmed in New Mexico.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: the series takes place in Wyoming, but is filmed in New Mexico.Mexico--a part of New Mexico that really does look a lot like Wyoming, though.



* CluelessDeputy: The Ferg is something of a joke in the sheriff's office, as Wlat employed him as a favour to his father. However, while he is not much of a street cop, the later seasons do show him to be a canny investigator.

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* CluelessDeputy: The Ferg is something of a joke in the sheriff's office, as Wlat Walt employed him as a favour favor to his father. However, while he is not much of a street cop, cop at first, the [[TookALevelInBadass later seasons seasons]] do show him to be a canny investigator.



* CoolCar: Walt's beat-up Ford Bronco starkly contrasts with his deputies' brand-new patrol vehicles and firmly establishes his "old school" status. Like Walt himself, the Bronco is old, but tough. It gets wrecked in the pilot episode, but is still drivable, so Walt continues to drive it. The next few episodes [[CallBack show the Bronco in between multiple visits to the body shop]], slightly more repaired each time, until it's good as new(ish) again.
** The Ferg drives a blue Pontiac Trans Am.
* CoolGun: While Vic and Branch carry 9mm [=Glock 19s=], Walt keeps a more powerful and well-used 1911 with bitchin' custom antler grips on his belt. For longer-range gunfights, he has a Winchester '94 in his Bronco.



* DeadpanSnarker: Walt and Henry

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* DeadpanSnarker: Walt and HenryHenry are the masters, and Vic is a skilled understudy.



* EverythingIsRacist: Essentially 99% of every non-white character will spout something about how all the problems are because of white people. Or fall back on SinsOfTheFather towards white people who aren't racist.

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* EverythingIsRacist: Essentially 99% of every non-white character will spout something about how all the problems are because of white people. Or fall back on SinsOfTheFather towards white people who aren't racist. Though the Cheyenne certainly have some legitimate long-standing grievances.
** Detective Fales assumes this about Walt for no particular reason other than that he's a small-town sheriff with a cowboy hat.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the pilot Walt sees an owl outside his window in broad daylight as he's making coffee. In Cheyenne mythology owls are a symbol of foreboding or a messenger of evil things. Later, a stuffed one appears in the background of a scene when he's talking to [[spoiler:Dan Estes]], who turns out to be the killer.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the pilot Walt sees an owl outside his window in broad daylight as he's making coffee. In Cheyenne Cheyenne[[note]] and many other North American tribes, but especially Plains Tribes[[/note]] mythology owls are a symbol of foreboding or a messenger of evil things. Later, a stuffed one appears in the background of a scene when he's talking to [[spoiler:Dan Estes]], who turns out to be the killer.



*** This only applies to ''some'' of the Indians on the show. Others are shown to be honest, hard-working folks who've been dealt a lousy hand in life.



** The sheriff's department and the reservation's tribal police ''really'' don't get along at all. Must have something to do with Longmire [[NoodleIncident arresting he tribal police chief.]] Things are so bad that he has to sneak onto the reservation at night in the back of a pickup truck just so he can speak with a witness who lives there.

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** The sheriff's department and the reservation's tribal police ''really'' don't get along at all. Must have something to do with Longmire [[NoodleIncident arresting he tribal police chief.chief]], [[DirtyCop who was running a protection racket on the Rez.]] Things are so bad that he has to sneak onto the reservation at night in the back of a pickup truck just so he can speak with a witness who lives there.



** Inverted when the tribal police is nice to them and asks for their help. Longmire and Vic suspect that they are about to be set up for something bad. They are proven right when Longmire discovers that [[spoiler: the tribal police chief moved a dead body just outside the reservation border so Longmire is the one who has to investigate a politically sensitive murder that could scuttle his chances at re-election]]

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** Inverted when the tribal police is are nice to them and asks ask for their his help. Longmire and Vic suspect that they are about to be set up for something bad. They are proven right when Longmire discovers that [[spoiler: the tribal police chief moved a dead body just outside the reservation border so Longmire is the one who has to investigate a politically sensitive murder that could scuttle his chances at re-election]]re-election and is also a proverbial hot potato for the Tribal Police]]



* MalcolmXerox: Jacob Nighthorse is an Indian version. He is always quick to blame white people or call Walter (or anyone against him) a racist. In fact it is revealed in Season 4 that he actually used to belong to a Indian Group similar to the New Black Panthers.

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* MalcolmXerox: Jacob Nighthorse is an Indian version. He is always quick to blame white people or call Walter Walt (or anyone against him) a racist. In fact it is revealed in Season 4 that he actually used to belong to a Indian Group similar to the New Black Panthers.



* NewOldWest: Takes place in modern Wyoming and features pickup trucks and modern bars alongside cowboy hats and horses.

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* NewOldWest: Takes place in [[TruthInTelevision modern Wyoming Wyoming]] and features pickup trucks and modern bars alongside cowboy hats and horses.



** Completely subverted with Jacob Nighthorse. Not savage, but definitely not noble. Being a powerful businessman/politician, he happily flip flops between the Native American community and the White corporate world, depending on whatever will profit him the most.

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** Completely subverted with Jacob Nighthorse. Not savage, but definitely not noble. noble, either. Being a powerful businessman/politician, he happily flip flops between the Native American community and the White corporate world, [[ItsAllAboutMe depending on whatever will profit him the most.most]].
8th Nov '15 2:03:10 PM Hailfire25
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* HumblePie: Jacob Nighthorse seems to have eaten a generous slice of this pie by the end of Season 4. When he discovers that Malachi has been using his casino to launder money, greatly jeopardizing everything he has worked for, he realizes that everything they have said about the man is true. He sits down with Cady and tells her how all he ever wanted was to help his people. So he tells her that her client has his job back, back pay, paid vacation, and he wants to hire her so his people have good legal council.
19th Oct '15 4:24:52 AM Hailfire25
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* MistakenForRacist: How Henry and Walter first met. When they were kids Henry put his mouth on a water fountain and Walter told him not to do that. Henry mistook this as a racist comment and decked him. Later it was revealed that Walter was just pointing out there are germs there and he could get sick. After this they became best friends.


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* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler: Henry has taken up Hector's mantle in Season 4.]]


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* MistakenForRacist: How Henry and Walter first met. When they were kids Henry put his mouth on a water fountain and Walter told him not to do that. Henry mistook this as a racist comment and decked him. Later it was revealed that Walter was just pointing out there are germs there and he could get sick. After this they became best friends.
9th Oct '15 2:07:27 PM Hailfire25
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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: In of sorts. The people are told the police can't do anything to help them, therefore they avoid helping them as much as possible, in-turn making it so the police can't do anything to help them.
23rd Sep '15 9:39:38 PM MisterRandom2
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* VillainProtagonist: all of Detective Fales' accusations of general corruption, the Sheriff putting his own desires above his duty, and even his implied analogy to choosing who to protect and who to harass for racial reasons are actually 100% spot-on, and it's a rare episode where Walt doesn't commit multiple felonies or intentionally sabotage an investigation with the intent to pervert the course of justice. The only thing the Denver PD is wrong about is [[spoiler: the actual murder of the assassin in Denver]], and both Walt and his best friend are actually, truly guilty of attempting that crime, which is a similar crime with similar jail time.
** This can make Fales' eventual failure to make the charges stick something of a DownerEnding, since despite the perspective he _is_ the show's one good guy trying to bring down a quite literal corrupt police department engaged in very real felony conspiracies on an almost weekly basis.
** Well, except for Ferg and Ruby, they're still cool.
13th Sep '15 1:14:09 PM MisterRandom2
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**[[spoiler: Confirmed in the first episode of Season 4 on Netflix.]]
13th Sep '15 5:05:30 AM Hailfire25
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** VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Ex-Reservation Sheriff, despite being clearly corrupt he seems to still be well liked among the Reservation Cops and other Indians simply because he is an Indian.

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** * VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Ex-Reservation Sheriff, despite being clearly corrupt he seems to still be well liked among the Reservation Cops and other Indians simply because he is an Indian.
13th Sep '15 5:05:06 AM Hailfire25
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** VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Ex-Reservation Sheriff, despite being clearly corrupt he seems to still be well liked among the Reservation Cops and other Indians simply because he is an Indian.
13th Sep '15 4:55:12 AM Hailfire25
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* MaliciousSlander: Jacob Nighthorse, after being shot at, has a news conference where he blatantly accuses Walt Longmire of attempting to assassinate him without any evidence.[[note]]It wasn't him[[/note]] He never seems to suffer any backlash for this illegal action.
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