History Series / MissionImpossible

22nd Jun '16 3:32:17 PM Bissek
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* TreasureIsBiggerInFiction: Done semi-reasonably in "The Diamond" where the team is sent to steal the world's largest diamond from a dictator. The diamond weighs about eight pounds uncut and is about the size of a shoe. Large, but not ridiculously so, and the stone is explicitly stated to be one of a kind.

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* TreasureIsBiggerInFiction: Done semi-reasonably in "The Diamond" where the team is sent to steal the world's largest diamond from a dictator. The diamond weighs about eight pounds uncut and is about the size of a shoe. Large, That's three times the size of the RL world's largest diamond, but not ridiculously so, and the stone is explicitly stated to be one of a kind. kind recent discovery.
5th Jun '16 12:08:01 PM MarkLungo
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* TheBoxingEpisode: "The Contender" is a two-part episode where the plot revolves around eliminating a mobster who was making his money by rigging matches, and Barney imitates a former champion who's making a comeback.
And tge episode has a SpecialGuest in the form of champ Sugar Ray Robinson, he ''didn't'' play a boxer, rather he was a former boxer who became a mob enforcer.

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* TheBoxingEpisode: "The Contender" is a two-part episode where the plot revolves around eliminating a mobster who was making his money by rigging matches, and Barney imitates a former champion who's making a comeback.
And tge
comeback. The episode has a SpecialGuest in the form of champ Sugar Ray Robinson, he ''didn't'' play a boxer, rather he was who plays a former boxer who became a mob enforcer.
5th Jun '16 11:31:07 AM Cindylover1969
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* RecycledSoundtrack: Particularly in the final season, where very few episodes had original scores.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: Particularly in the final season, where very few episodes had original scores. In addition, some literal examples when pieces which Lalo Schifrin wrote specially for the show's first soundtrack album were tracked into the show.
29th May '16 3:21:20 AM Cindylover1969
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* TheBoxingEpisode: "The Contender" is a two-part episode where the plot revolves around eliminating a mobster who was making his money by rigging matches, and Barney imitates a former champion (played by SpecialGuest champ Sugar Ray Robinson) who's making a comeback.
** Actually Sugar Ray Robinson didn't play a boxer, rather he was a former boxer who became a mob enforcer.

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* TheBoxingEpisode: "The Contender" is a two-part episode where the plot revolves around eliminating a mobster who was making his money by rigging matches, and Barney imitates a former champion (played by SpecialGuest champ Sugar Ray Robinson) who's making a comeback.
** Actually And tge episode has a SpecialGuest in the form of champ Sugar Ray Robinson didn't Robinson, he ''didn't'' play a boxer, rather he was a former boxer who became a mob enforcer.
30th Apr '16 4:51:56 PM Bissek
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* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: The team are often revealed to be skilled in something in an episode where they need that skill, after which said skill is never used or brought up again. Examples include Barney being revealed to have boxed in college when they need to take down a crooked boxing promoter, Willy knowing martial arts when they are up against a man who sponsors martial arts tournaments (Where he still has problems because he's trained in Jujitsu and he has to compete in a Judo match) and Jim being an expert pool player in an episode where they go up against a Syndicate boss who owns a pool parlor. The episode where it makes the most sense is halfway through season six when Willy plays a crooked card dealer in a casino owned by their target - by that point Willy had spent five years working alongside former entertainers Rollin and Paris, and could have easily learned sleight of hand tricks from them.

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* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: The team are often revealed to be skilled in something in an episode where they need that skill, after which said skill is never used or brought up again.again (This generally tended to happen in later episodes - in the early seasons, if the team needed a specialist in some skill the cast regulars didn't have, they'd introduce a guest star who played a specialist in that skill for the episode). Examples include Barney being revealed to have boxed in college when they need to take down a crooked boxing promoter, Willy knowing martial arts when they are up against a man who sponsors martial arts tournaments (Where he still has problems because he's trained in Jujitsu and he has to compete in a Judo match) and Jim being an expert pool player in an episode where they go up against a Syndicate boss who owns a pool parlor. The episode where it makes the most sense is halfway through season six when Willy plays a crooked card dealer in a casino owned by their target - by that point Willy had spent five years working alongside former entertainers Rollin and Paris, and could have easily learned sleight of hand tricks from them.
30th Apr '16 4:46:19 PM Bissek
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* TrappedByGamblingDebts: Deliberately arranging for a member of the team to get into debt so that the villain can invoke this situation is a time-honored IMF tradition.
10th Apr '16 6:53:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* RoyalBrat: One episode centered around an attempt to assassinate one ([[HeyItsThatGuy Greg]] [[TheBradyBunch Brady]], no less!) that Phelps & Co. must thwart.

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* RoyalBrat: One episode centered around an attempt to assassinate one ([[HeyItsThatGuy Greg]] [[TheBradyBunch Brady]], no less!) that Phelps & Co. must thwart.
12th Mar '16 3:20:27 PM Cindylover1969
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** In "The Execution," a hitman is tricked into believing that he's forgotten the last two years of his life, with him awakening on Death Row awaiting execution later that evening for the murder of two people

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** In "The Execution," a hitman is tricked into believing that he's forgotten the last two years of his life, with him awakening on Death Row awaiting execution later that evening for the murder of two peoplepeople.



* KarmicDeath: The villains in "The Bank" and "The Bride" get caught in their own favoured death traps in the climax, which both involve a DisneyVillainDeath.

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* KarmicDeath: The villains in "The Bank" and "The Bride" get caught in their own favoured death traps in the climax, which both involve a DisneyVillainDeath.DisneyVillainDeath... although see MultipleEndings below.


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* MultipleEndings: [[spoiler: On some prints of "The Bank" (and on the [=DVDs=]) the evil banker finds that his escape route has been bricked up (thanks to Rollin) and thus he's captured. On other prints... well, see KarmicDeath above.]]
13th Feb '16 1:17:49 PM Bissek
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* HollywoodEncryption: The season four premiere involved a real (If executed in an improbably short period of time) cryptanalysis method. Tasked with intercepting and decrypting a coded transmission containing the battle plans for a major offensive, the team first tricked the people who were expecting that transmission to send a message of their own devising using the same encryption method, giving the team a clue on how the encryption worked. This is referred to as a 'known cleartext' attack.

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* HollywoodEncryption: HollywoodEncryption:
** "The Photographer" featured an encryption technique that would actually work, which involved a fixed substitution, the date of transmission, and a phone book. The team was only able to crack the code by tricking the titular photographer into decrypting a message sent by this cipher while Rollin was in a position to watch him do it.
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The season four premiere involved a real (If executed in an improbably short period of time) cryptanalysis method. Tasked with intercepting and decrypting a coded transmission containing the battle plans for a major offensive, the team first tricked the people who were expecting that transmission to send a message of their own devising using the same encryption method, giving the team a clue on how the encryption worked. This is referred to as a 'known cleartext' attack.
8th Feb '16 6:59:03 PM Bissek
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* WorldsStrongestMan: Willy.

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** The team ends up doing this themselves. As a rule, when the team wants somebody dead, they never just shoot them, they manipulate events until their target kills themselves or does something which gets them killed by one of their own associates. The only time they ever tried to do a straight assassination was in "The Legend", and they had to abandon that plan when Dan realized that the target was DeadAllAlong - TheDragon was using a dummy and prerecorded speeches to convince his followers of his authority.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Willy.Willy, who had set a world weightlifting record before joining the IMF.
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