History Series / QuantumLeap

8th Jun '16 3:13:36 PM VoxAquila
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* FixFic: The ComicBook story "Up Against a Stonewell" is one for the episode "Good Night, Dear Heart", setting up a RedemptionQuest for that episode's murderer [[spoiler: [[LipstickLesbian Stephanie Heywood.]]]]
4th Jun '16 4:14:19 PM morenohijazo
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* ForWantOfANail: Usually played straight. Sam is contantly changing history in relatively small ways all things considered. While the people he encounters are certainly affected, the future itself isn't radically changed. This was true even when he interacted with real-life people, largely thanks to RubberBandHistory.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In "Sea Bride," Al casually mentions his one true love. The very next episode is "M.I.A.", which greatly expands on this.


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In "Sea Bride," Al casually mentions his one true love. The very next episode is "M.I.A.", which greatly expands on this.
* ForgottenFramingDevice: The show spent its entire run utilizing a NarratingThePresent framing device, as if we're seeing Sam Beckett's memoirs acted out. But in the final episode it's revealed that he "never returned home." So how did he narrate all that time?
* ForWantOfANail: Usually played straight. Sam is contantly changing history in relatively small ways all things considered. While the people he encounters are certainly affected, the future itself isn't radically changed. This was true even when he interacted with real-life people, largely thanks to RubberBandHistory.
25th May '16 2:42:13 AM themisterfree
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* {{Crossover}}: They attempted one with fellow Universal/Bellisario series ''SeriesMagnumPI'', but for various reasons it didn't happen. But, over two decades after the end of the series, Sam had helped [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyIDW Shining Armor and Cadance get together]], having leaped into Shining's friend Gaffer. (This was because Andy Price, the writer, [[https://twitter.com/AndyPriceArt/status/395706900546719744 had previously worked on the comic for this show.]])

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* {{Crossover}}: They attempted one with fellow Universal/Bellisario series ''SeriesMagnumPI'', ''Series/MagnumPI'', but for various reasons it didn't happen. But, over two decades after the end of the series, Sam had helped [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyIDW [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW Shining Armor and Cadance get together]], having leaped into Shining's friend Gaffer. (This was because Andy Price, the writer, [[https://twitter.com/AndyPriceArt/status/395706900546719744 had previously worked on the comic for this show.]])
25th May '16 2:41:30 AM themisterfree
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* {{Crossover}}: They attempted one with fellow Universal/Bellisario series ''SeriesMagnumPI'', but for various reasons it didn't happen. But, over two decades after the end of the series, Sam had helped [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyIDW Shining Armor and Cadance get together]], having leaped into Shining's friend Gaffer. (This was because Andy Price, the writer, [[https://twitter.com/AndyPriceArt/status/395706900546719744 had previously worked on the comic for this show.]])
22nd May '16 7:07:59 PM overman2099
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** Practically any episode where Sam has leaped into either a child or a woman. Just about any grown man who attempts to physically manhandle Sam will get this reaction when they soon find out the young boy or woman they're attempting to overpower has the strength of a full-grown man skilled in multiple martial arts.
19th May '16 5:12:04 PM Biostar123
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* BackseatDriver: Al. Justified in that he's the only one with the historical data that helps Sam solve whatever problem. Rest of the time he's tries to compel Sam to accept any and all advances from the women he runs into.
18th May '16 5:03:38 PM Biostar123
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* CringeComedy: Since he rarely leaps into someone while they're alone, Sam's cluelessness tends to lead to many awkward momments where he tries to figure out what's going on while trying to act normal to everyone around him. Not to mention when his hosts have skills that even Sam lacks forces him to stall for time while Al figures out how to help him.

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* CringeComedy: Since he rarely leaps into someone while they're alone, Sam's cluelessness tends to lead to many awkward momments moments where he tries to figure out what's going on while at the same time trying to act normal to everyone around him. Not to mention when his hosts have skills that even Sam lacks forces him to stall for time while Al figures out how to help him.
18th May '16 4:58:50 PM Biostar123
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* CringeComedy: Since he rarely leaps into someone while they're alone, Sam's cluelessness tends to lead to many awkward momments where he tries to figure out what's going on while trying to act normal to everyone around him. Not to mention when his hosts have skills that even Sam lacks forces him to stall for time while Al figures out how to help him.
17th May '16 12:26:28 PM JoieDeCombat
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* AssholeVictim:
** In the second season premiere "Honeymoon Express" Sam kills the psychotically possessive and murderous ex-husband of his host's new wife. This is the first time Sam has ever killed another person.
** In the fourth season episode "Rape," Sam (who has leapt into the body of a rape victim) literally beats the living hell out of the boy -- an "all-American boy" who was about to cash in on a college football scholarship -- who attacked her, shortly after he was acquitted of sexually assaulting her. The boy is nearly unconscious when Sam gets through with him. "He didn't have me pinned down in the back seat of a car," Sam explains.



* BatmanGrabsAGun: Sam is generally a NiceGuy who wants to genuinely do good, but when pushed in extreme circumstances or [[AssholeVictim when the person in question]] [[KickTheSonOfABitch truly deserves it]], Sam will not hesitate to use physical force, even killing on occasion.

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* BatmanGrabsAGun: Sam is generally a NiceGuy who wants to genuinely do good, but when pushed in extreme circumstances or [[AssholeVictim when the person in question]] [[KickTheSonOfABitch question truly deserves it]], it, Sam will not hesitate to use physical force, even killing on occasion.



* KickTheSonOfABitch: In "Camikazi Kid," the leapee's older sister is engaged to a seemingly nice guy that can get very abusive in private (and does regularly hit her in the original history). Sam gets the better of the guy and exposes him for what he is, which leads to the sister almost being assaulted. Sam responds by slugging the guy on the spot.
** Al regularly tries to incite Sam to do this whenever they have to deal with jerks.
17th May '16 12:14:19 PM Biostar123
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** Al regularly tries to incite Sam to do this whenever they have to deal with jerks.
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