History Series / OZ

18th Apr '16 8:49:26 AM SoapheadChurch
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** Chris Keller is sentenced to 88 years with parole accessible in 50 [[spoiler:before getting an overturned eventually death sentence.]]

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** Chris Keller is sentenced to 88 years with parole accessible in 50 [[spoiler:before getting an eventually overturned eventually death sentence.]]



* TheOldConvict: Rebadow, who's been in for 30 years and was handed the last death penalty in the state (before Devlin re-instated it). Busmaslis to a lesser extent, but he was old before he came to Oz..

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* TheOldConvict: Rebadow, who's been in for 30 years and was handed the last death penalty in the state (before Devlin re-instated it). Busmaslis to a lesser extent, but he was old before he came to Oz..Oz.



* RapeAsDrama: Chiefly with the rapes of Dr. Nathan and Peter Schibetta

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* RapeAsDrama: Chiefly with the rapes of Dr. Nathan and Peter SchibettaSchibetta. In Season 6, prison rape is treated much more seriously, with one of the final scenes in the series showing Sister Peter Marie's new sexual assault support group.



* ReassignedToAntarctica: How Father Mukada ended up in Oz. By his own admission he was a star student but was too critical of his superiors to rise further through the papal ranks. The Cardinal claims that the assignment was not intended as a punishment, but as a lesson in humility.

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: How Father Mukada ended up in Oz. By his own admission he was a star student but was too critical of his superiors to rise further through the papal ecclesiastical ranks. The Cardinal claims that the assignment was not intended as a punishment, but as a lesson in humility.



* StrawNihilist: Lemuel Idzik, who kills [[spoiler: Kareem Said]] in the hopes of a death sentence, because he believes his life is meaningless to do the impending apocalypse.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Chris Keller for Scott Ross; both are {{depraved bisexual}}s with ties to Schillinger.

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* StrawNihilist: Lemuel Idzik, who kills [[spoiler: Kareem Said]] in the hopes of a death sentence, because he believes his life is meaningless due to do the impending apocalypse.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute:
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Chris Keller for Scott Ross; both are {{depraved bisexual}}s with ties to Schillinger.



* TheUnfairSex: Averted with characters like Shirley Bellinger and Claire Howell. Bellinger murdered her own children and is put on death row, while Claire Howell is depicted as a loathsome sexual predator who abuses her authority.

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* TheUnfairSex: Averted with characters like Shirley Bellinger and Claire Howell. Bellinger murdered her own children and is put on death row, while Claire Howell is depicted as a loathsome sexual predator who abuses her authority. This discussed with regard to Shirley, as Devlin gets a lot of flak for the first death sentence in 30 years being handed to a woman.



** Adam Guenzel, the last thing you should do is act like a complete asshole to the only person in the prison who's trying to protect you from the Aryans who clearly have it out for you..

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** Adam Guenzel, the last thing you should do is act like a complete asshole to the only person in the prison who's trying to protect you from the Aryans who clearly have it out for you..you.



* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: It's never made clear where Oz is located. There are some subtle hints that it may be located somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: It's never made clear where Oz is located. There are some subtle hints that it may be it's located somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.



** As well as Ryan O'Reilly over Dr. Nathan. After Nathan helps him recover from cancer, he falls in love with her and arranges for her husband to be murdered.

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** As well as Ryan O'Reilly over towards Dr. Nathan. After Nathan helps him recover from cancer, he falls in love with her and arranges for her husband to be murdered.
4th Mar '16 9:30:09 PM lorgskyegon
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** Schillinger wants to make Adam ''Guenzel'' his prag. In old-timey prison slang, the word "gunsel" was the equivalent of "bitch", "punk", etc.

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** Schillinger wants to make Adam ''Guenzel'' his prag. In old-timey prison slang, the word "gunsel" was the equivalent of "bitch", "punk", etc. It's essentially the Yiddish word for being CampGay.
18th Jan '16 2:10:39 AM eroock
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-->- '''Augustus Hill'''

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-->- -->-- '''Augustus Hill'''
16th Jan '16 11:59:01 AM PhilsLover
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* KissOfDeath: Chucky Pancamo to Peter Schibetta, right before ripping his tongue out.

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* KissOfDeath: Chucky Pancamo to Peter Schibetta, right before ripping his tongue eye out.
16th Jan '16 11:49:34 AM PhilsLover
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* AssholeVictim: Everyone by default, though subverted in that you can feel sympathy even for some of them given how horrible their fates are. For example there's Neo-Nazi thug Robson, who goes through a HumiliationConga throughout the show.

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* AssholeVictim: Everyone by default, though subverted in that you can feel sympathy even for some of them given how horrible their fates are. For example there's Neo-Nazi thug Robson, who goes through a HumiliationConga throughout the show.Season 6..
16th Jan '16 11:47:08 AM PhilsLover
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** PlayedForLaughs when Mayor Wilson Loewen is killed; there follows a montage of various characters saying in a deadpan voice, "What a shame."

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** PlayedForLaughs when Mayor Wilson Loewen is killed; there follows a montage of various characters saying in a deadpan voice, "What a shame."Oh well."
6th Jan '16 12:36:28 PM TrollBrutal
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* NobodyPoops: Averted, the use of toilets is a semi-regular occurrence.
** In Season 4, there is a complete shot of Chris Keller urinating into a bucket.
** How Beecher [[spoiler:finishes his epic beat-down of Vern Schillinger at the end of season 1.]]
5th Jan '16 8:16:53 PM SoapheadChurch
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** Cloutier's mystical disappearance at the end of Season 5 is finally explained in the Series Finale: [[spolier: he was kidnapped by the Bikers and sealed behind the wall again.]]

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** Cloutier's mystical disappearance at the end of Season 5 is finally explained in the Series Finale: [[spolier: [[spoiler: he was kidnapped by the Bikers and sealed behind the wall again.]]
1st Jan '16 4:04:54 PM SoapheadChurch
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%%* AnythingThatMoves: Scott Ross. Chris Keller.
%%* AssShove: Robspoon.

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%%* * AnythingThatMoves: Scott Ross. Ross, who is said to "fuck anything on two or four legs." Ditto for Chris Keller.
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Keller, who seems to prefer men, but has been married 4 times.
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AssShove: Robspoon.James Robson, who, contrary to the typical PrisonRape, gets a spoon shoved up his ass by a more creative inmate.



%%** Undercover cop Desmond Mobay

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%%** ** Undercover cop Desmond MobayMobay becomes a drug addict trying to infiltrate Adebisi's gang. He also becomes Adebisi's top seller, and even kills another prisoner.



%%** Tobias Beecher and Peter Schibetta

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%%** ** Tobias Beecher Beecher's entire time in Oz is spent making his life get worse and Peter Schibettaworse. Season 1 has him get handed every prison humiliation in the book, Season 2 has him get all of his limbs broken, Seasons 3, 4, and 5 have his family getting victimized by Vern Schillinger, and Season 6 has him [[spoiler: get paroled, only to get shipped back to Oz thanks to Keller, and then accused of Keller's murder.]]



%%* CastHerd

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%%* CastHerd* CastHerd: This is enforced, due to the nature of the prison gangs. Most of the main cast members belong to different groups, making it difficult to focus on any great number of them at a time.



* DoingInTheWizard:
** It is implied that Rebadow's "conversations with God" are the product of a brain tumor, as the voices intensify when his tumor becomes malignant, and disappear when it is removed.
** Cloutier's mystical disappearance at the end of Season 5 is finally explained in the Series Finale: [[spolier: he was kidnapped by the Bikers and sealed behind the wall again.]]



* DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale: Averted. Not a single rape scene is ever played off or received as "funny".

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* DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale: Averted. Not a single rape scene is ever played off or received as "funny". When Glynn condones prison rape as a form of prisoner control, his staff is horrified.



** Leo Glynn: Though most of the time his hands are tied by above mentioned Devlin, Leo has allowed many programs and trial to take place in OZ and they almost always end badly. Magazine Photo-shoot, [[spoiler:inmate gets electrocuted]], printing press, fire, production of [[spoiler:Macbeth, inmate is killed on stage in front of everyone]].



%%* ImAHumanitarian: Donald Groves

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%%* * ImAHumanitarian: Donald GrovesGroves, who ate his mother and was saving his father for Thanksgiving.



%%* IronicEcho: "Sieg Heil baby. Sieg-fuckin-Heil."

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%%* * IronicEcho: When Beecher finally gets back at Schillinger, beating the hell out of him and defecating on his face, he screams "Sieg Heil baby. Sieg-fuckin-Heil."baby! Sieg-fuckin-Heil!". When Schillinger returns the favor, breaking Beecher's arms and legs, he delivers the same line, only with none of the irony.



%%* KissOfDeath: Chucky Pancamo to Peter Schibetta.

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%%* * KissOfDeath: Chucky Pancamo to Peter Schibetta.Schibetta, right before ripping his tongue out.



%%* LemonyNarrator: Augustus Hill.

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%%* * LemonyNarrator: Augustus Hill.Hill narrates the show while simultaneously giving commentary on the prison system and life in Oz, all according to a theme indicated by the episode's title. Oftentimes he breaks to take a shot at one of the other prisoners or the staff.



%%* LockDown



%%* MadnessMantra: Beecher's [[IronicNurseryTune nursery rhymes]] in Season 2.

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%%* * MadnessMantra: Beecher's [[IronicNurseryTune nursery rhymes]] in Season 2.



%%* ManipulativeBastard:
%%** Ryan O'Reily, the king chessmaster of the prison.
%%** Stanislofsky is O'Reily's rival chessmaster for a time.

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%%* * ManipulativeBastard:
%%** ** Ryan O'Reily, the king chessmaster of the prison.
%%** ** Stanislofsky is O'Reily's rival chessmaster for a time.time, and even has the advantage for most of Season 4.



** Sister Peter Marie Reimondo = Rey mundo (King and world in Spanish). God truly is the ruler of the world?

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** Sister Peter Marie Reimondo = Rey mundo (King and world in Spanish). God truly Peter means rock, and Marie is a variation on Mary, the ruler mother of the world?Christ.



%%* TheOldConvict: Rebadow. To a lesser extent, Busmalis as well.

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%%* * TheOldConvict: Rebadow. To Rebadow, who's been in for 30 years and was handed the last death penalty in the state (before Devlin re-instated it). Busmaslis to a lesser extent, Busmalis as well.but he was old before he came to Oz..



%%* RapeAsDrama: Chiefly with the rapes of Dr. Nathan and Peter Schibetta

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%%* * RapeAsDrama: Chiefly with the rapes of Dr. Nathan and Peter Schibetta



%%** Wilson Loewn cuts down Vern Schillinger.
%%** Beecher and Schillinger get at least two a season.

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%%** ** Wilson Loewn cuts down Loewen, whom Vern Schillinger.
%%** Beecher and
Schillinger get at least two a season.idolizes, cuts him down brutally, telling him that he never thought he'd amount to anything, and the only reason he even looked Schillinger's way is because his father and Loewen were friends.



* ReassignedToAntarctica: How Father Mukada ended up in Oz. By his own admission he was a star student but was too critical of his superiors to rise further through the papal ranks.

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: How Father Mukada ended up in Oz. By his own admission he was a star student but was too critical of his superiors to rise further through the papal ranks. The Cardinal claims that the assignment was not intended as a punishment, but as a lesson in humility.



* SceneryCensor: Noticeably averted. There's quite a lot of full frontal male nudity. Hell, by Season 4, they made at least one of those shots (I think of Ryan) part of the opening titles.

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* SceneryCensor: Noticeably averted. There's quite a lot of full frontal male nudity. Hell, by Season 4, they made at least one of those shots (I think of Ryan) is part of the opening titles.



%%** Reverend Jeremiah Cloutier for a time, but ultimately subverted.



* SinisterShiv: The WeaponOfChoice for inmates of Oz.

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** Subverted with Cloutier: despite initially seeming like a shady televangelist, he's actually a very good preacher who helps keep the peace.
* SinisterShiv: The WeaponOfChoice for inmates of Oz. One of Augustus Hill's narration segments even breaks down all the different varieties found in Oz.



%%** Schillinger, Ryan, Adebisi, Chris, even Beecher.

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%%** ** Schillinger, Ryan, Adebisi, Chris, and even Beecher.Beecher have perfected this. Oftentimes it doesn't seem like they're capable of any other kind.



%%* StrawNihilist: Lemuel Idzik.

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%%* * StrawNihilist: Lemuel Idzik.Idzik, who kills [[spoiler: Kareem Said]] in the hopes of a death sentence, because he believes his life is meaningless to do the impending apocalypse.



%%* TalkativeLoon: Omar White. Oh SO much, Omar.
%%* ThanatosGambit: Most obviously [[spoiler:Keller's death.]]

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%%* * TalkativeLoon: Omar White. Oh SO much, Omar.
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He does not shut up for even a second, and nothing he says makes a damn bit of sense.
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ThanatosGambit: Most obviously [[spoiler:Keller's death.]][[spoiler:Keller's]] suicide is engineered by him as a means of keeping Beecher in Oz.



%%* TunnelKing: Agamemnon 'The Mole' Busmalis.

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%%* * TunnelKing: Agamemnon 'The Mole' Busmalis.Busmalis. Not only were they his MO for robbing banks on the outside, but he repeatedly uses them in attempts to escape from Oz. He even names his tunnels and treats them like women.



%%* TheVamp: Shirley Bellinger.

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%%* * TheVamp: Shirley Bellinger.Bellinger, who uses her sexuality to get favors from prisoners and COs alike.



* VillainProtagonist: Pretty much every major prisoner character accept for maybe Augustus, Bob Redabow and Busmalis.

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* VillainProtagonist: Pretty much every Several of the major prisoner character accept for maybe Augustus, Bob Redabow and Busmalis.prisoners. Ryan O'Reily is probably the premier example.


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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: It's never made clear where Oz is located. There are some subtle hints that it may be located somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.
26th Dec '15 8:23:31 AM Fiendish
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* DepravedDentist: A rare ''heroic'' case appears in Dr. Faraj, who uses his skills to dish out some richly-deserved pain and humiliation to Robson.
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