History Series / QuantumLeap

22nd Feb '17 7:14:52 PM gewunomox
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* FamousFamousFictional: In "Glitter Rock," Sam and Al discuss high-profile assassination attempts by {{Loony Fan}}s, including Creator/JohnLennon, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, and Tonic of King Thunder (Sam's current leapee).

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* FamousFamousFictional: In "Glitter Rock," Sam and Al discuss high-profile assassination attempts by {{Loony Fan}}s, including Creator/JohnLennon, Music/JohnLennon, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, and Tonic of King Thunder (Sam's current leapee).
3rd Feb '17 10:13:57 AM DynamiteXI
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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:In the final part of "Trilogy", Sam and Al realize that Sam is the biological father of the focus character's daughter, conceived when he lept into the woman's fiancé during sex. However, she apparently never finds out, despite working for the Quantum Leap Project in the "fixed" timeline.]]

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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:In the final part of "Trilogy", Sam and Al realize that Sam is the biological father of the focus character's daughter, conceived when he lept leaped into the woman's fiancé during sex. However, Al says that she apparently never finds out, doesn't know this, despite working for the Quantum Leap Project in the "fixed" timeline.]]
* LukeYouAreMyFather:
** In "Glitter Rock," Sam mistakes a teenager named Phillip for a LoonyFan who might kill his leapee. It turns out that Phillip is actually the leapee's illegitimate son conceived during a fling in TheFifties (as his late mother had told him), and proves it by showing that he has a unique finger webbing like the leapee has.
** In the third episode of "Trilogy," [[spoiler:Sam himself gets the news from Al that Sammie Jo Fuller is his accidental biological daughter.
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3rd Feb '17 10:07:49 AM DynamiteXI
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* TheProfessor

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* TheProfessorPresentDayPast: Happens on occasion.
* Generally, Sam would end up in New York in a time before the World Trade Center was built, but in any establishing shots of the city, the twin towers would be there.
** In the pilot episode, he's supposed to be in TheFifties, but a modern vehicle can be seen in the background.
** The episode "What Price Gloria?" was set in 1961 but filmed in 1989, and it shows. The women do look early-Sixties, but the boss' office and suit are MUCH closer to ''Film/WallStreet'' than ''Series/MadMen''.
** Zig-zagged in the 1991 episode "Glitter Rock," set in 1974. The fictional rock band King Thunder ''looks'' plausibly like a GlamRock group from 1974 (and are clearly inspired by Music/{{KISS}}), but they ''sound'' more like a Music/{{Whitesnake}} knockoff from a full decade later.
3rd Feb '17 9:37:42 AM DynamiteXI
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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption
* {{Fanservice}}

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* %%* FailureIsTheOnlyOption
* {{Fanservice}}FamousFamousFictional: In "Glitter Rock," Sam and Al discuss high-profile assassination attempts by {{Loony Fan}}s, including Creator/JohnLennon, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, and Tonic of King Thunder (Sam's current leapee).
* {{Fanservice}}:



* LieToTheBeholder

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* MisterSandmanSequence

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* MisterSandmanSequenceMisterSandmanSequence: Most episodes, Sam will get these at the beginning of his leaps, seeing pop cultural things that are relevant to the time and place he's visiting.



* ObfuscatingDisability

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* ObfuscatingDisabilityObfuscatingDisability:



* OhCrap

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* OncePerEpisode

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* OncePerEpisodeOncePerEpisode:



* OneSteveLimit
** The trope was purposefully invoked in the finale, where Sam -- much to his surprise -- encounters a bartender named Albert, a man named Gushie and a miner nicknamed Ziggy. This all plays into his discovery that there's something special about this leap.

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* OneSteveLimit
OneSteveLimit:
** The trope was purposefully invoked in the finale, where Sam -- much to his surprise -- encounters a bartender named Albert, Al, a man named Gushie Gushie, and a miner nicknamed Ziggy. This all plays into his discovery that there's something special about this leap.



** In Reality, it is a case of RealLifeWritesThePlot since you can't tell a five year old to pretend that Al wasn't really there.

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** In Reality, reality, it is a case of RealLifeWritesThePlot RealLifeWritesThePlot, since you can't tell a five year old or an animal to pretend that Al wasn't isn't really there.



* PeggySue

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* PeggySuePeggySue:



* ResignedToTheCall

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* ResignedToTheCallResignedToTheCall:



* RippleEffectIndicator

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* RippleEffectIndicatorRippleEffectIndicator:



* TheScottishTrope

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* TheScottishTropeTheScottishTrope:



* ShoutOut

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* ShoutOutShoutOut:



* TakeThat
** The "Lee Harvey Oswald" two-parter was this to Oliver Stone's ''JFK''. Bellisario (who had actually known the real-life Oswald while in the U.S. Marines) considered the movie "crap" and did the two-parter to show [[WhoShotJFK another take on the real-life event]].

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* TakeThat
TakeThat:
** The "Lee Harvey Oswald" two-parter was this to Oliver Stone's ''JFK''.''Film/{{JFK}}''. Bellisario (who had actually known the real-life Oswald while in the U.S. Marines) considered the movie "crap" and did the two-parter to show [[WhoShotJFK another take on the real-life event]].



* TimeTravel

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* TimeTravelTimeTravel: This is what Sam does.



* WhamLine

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* WhamLineWhamLine:



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogueWhereAreTheyNowEpilogue:



* WhoShotJFK: According to this show, [[TheUntwist Lee Harvey Oswald. All by himself.]]
** This is actually because Bellisario served with Oswald in the Marine Corps (and those segments of the episode feature a character based on him), and believed him to be fully capable of taking the shot on his own.

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* WhoShotJFK: According to this show, [[TheUntwist Lee Harvey Oswald. All by himself.]]
**
]] This is actually because Bellisario served with Oswald in the Marine Corps (and those segments of the episode feature a character based on him), and believed him to be fully capable of taking the shot on his own.



* WifeBasherBasher: Sam becomes this in "Camikaze Kid", where the leapee's sister is in an abusive relationship. At the end of the episode, after the guy gets rough with her in public and punched down by Sam (not to mention [[DisproportionateRetribution trying to run Sam over after losing to him in a car race]]), his bully friends [[EvenEvilHasStandards walk out on him]].

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* WifeBasherBasher: WifeBasherBasher:
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Sam becomes this in "Camikaze Kid", where the leapee's sister is in an abusive relationship. At the end of the episode, after the guy gets rough with her in public and punched down by Sam (not to mention [[DisproportionateRetribution trying to run Sam over after losing to him in a car race]]), his bully friends [[EvenEvilHasStandards walk out on him]].him]].
** Sam also does this in "Southern Comforts," though it ultimately doesn't keep the wife-beater away. Sam ultimately resorts to [[spoilers:blackmail and legal chicanery to get the guy to leave.]]
30th Jan '17 2:47:23 PM DynamiteXI
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* GoodColorsEvilColors: Sam's leaps are blue. Leapers from the evil project leap in orange. [[spoiler:After Alia's HeelFaceTurn during the third Evil Leaper episode, she escapes in a blue leap.]]
27th Jan '17 7:49:31 AM DynamiteXI
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** It does come back to bite him in "Return of the Evil Leaper," when Zoey notices "Arnold Watkins" talking to thin air, including an utterance of the name "Al." A quick scan by Lothos confirms that Sam is indeed there.

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** The episode "The Boogieman" has numerous in regards to Al: He's dressed in a conservative suit, his handlink never lights up nor does he ever really use it, he's never seen walking through any objects, and he never opens the Imaging Chamber door. It's finally revealed in the final act that [[spoiler: he's been Satan in disguise.]]
** It does come back to bite him Sam in "Return of the Evil Leaper," when Zoey notices "Arnold Watkins" talking to thin air, including an utterance of the name "Al." A quick scan by Lothos confirms that Sam is indeed there.
27th Jan '17 7:45:46 AM DynamiteXI
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** Most of the time, Sam's mannerisms or will leak through, or a conversation with Al will be overheard, causing the people who know the leapee to do a double take. However, no one suspects anything, and Sam gets pretty good at playing it off.

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** Most of the time, Sam's mannerisms or will leak through, or a conversation with Al will be overheard, causing the people who know the leapee to do a double take. However, no one suspects anything, and Sam gets pretty good at playing it off.
27th Jan '17 7:33:29 AM DynamiteXI
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* OutOfCharacterAlert:
** Most of the time, Sam's mannerisms or will leak through, or a conversation with Al will be overheard, causing the people who know the leapee to do a double take. However, no one suspects anything, and Sam gets pretty good at playing it off.
** It does come back to bite him in "Return of the Evil Leaper," when Zoey notices "Arnold Watkins" talking to thin air, including an utterance of the name "Al." A quick scan by Lothos confirms that Sam is indeed there.
17th Jan '17 2:13:06 PM Kalaong
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* YoungFutureFamousPeople

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* YoungFutureFamousPeopleYoungFutureFamousPeople: {{Lampshaded}} as "[[www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/mediapages/kisseswithhistory.htm kisses with history]]".
17th Jan '17 7:13:23 AM DynamiteXI
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* EvilCounterpart: Not quite the Evil Leaper, since Sam talks her into a HeelFaceTurn, but her hologram partner Zoe is definitely one for Al, being a snarky horndog but completely lacking any redeeming traits like his compassion or sense of honor.

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* EvilCounterpart: Not quite the Evil Leaper, since Sam talks her into a HeelFaceTurn, but her hologram partner Zoe Zoey is definitely one for Al, being a snarky horndog but completely lacking any redeeming traits like his compassion or sense of honor.



** The trope was purposefully invoked in the finale, where Sam -- much to his surprise -- encounters a bartender named Albert, a man named Gooshie and a miner nicknamed Ziggy. This all plays into his discovery that there's something special about this leap.

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** The trope was purposefully invoked in the finale, where Sam -- much to his surprise -- encounters a bartender named Albert, a man named Gooshie Gushie and a miner nicknamed Ziggy. This all plays into his discovery that there's something special about this leap.



* ThePsychoRangers: The Evil Leaper project is this for the main characters. We have Alia for Sam[[note]]Leaper[[/note]], Zoey for Al [[note]]Snarky horndog holographic observer[[/note]], Lothos for Ziggy[[note]]OmniscientDatabase that runs the project[[/note]], and Thames for Gushie[[note]]Behind-the-scenes guy who can be a backup observer[[/note]].



* WeWillMeetAgain: In "Deliver Us From Evil," as Alia is being forcibly leaped out, Zoe vows they will find Sam again one day.

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* WeWillMeetAgain: In "Deliver Us From Evil," as Alia is being forcibly leaped out, Zoe Zoey vows they will find Sam again one day.
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