History Series / Roswell

27th Jan '18 12:44:43 PM nombretomado
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''Roswell'' (1999-2002) was a [[CutShort short-lived]] ScienceFiction series that debuted on Creator/TheWB network in 1999. It was moved to {{UPN}} in 2001 in a package deal with ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', and completed a run of three seasons.

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''Roswell'' (1999-2002) was a [[CutShort short-lived]] ScienceFiction series that debuted on Creator/TheWB network in 1999. It was moved to {{UPN}} Creator/{{UPN}} in 2001 in a package deal with ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', and completed a run of three seasons.
30th Nov '17 6:20:58 PM Angelus25
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** Subverted by Topolsky posing as a guidance counselor at their school.

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** Subverted by Topolsky posing Topolsky, who poses as a guidance counselor at their school.Roswell High but is actually a member of the Special Unit.



* CloningBlues: The main characters are clones of alien royalty, and there's a spare set running around Earth.
* LesCollaborateurs: Vilandra betrayed her people for her lover, Kivar. Likewise Lonnie (from the spare set) and Rath collaborate with the skins.

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* CloningBlues: The main characters are clones of alien royalty, and there's a spare set running around Earth.
in New York.
* LesCollaborateurs: Vilandra betrayed her people for her lover, Kivar. Likewise Lonnie and Rath (from the spare set) and Rath collaborate with the skins.Skins. Tess is later revealed to have cut a deal with Kivar to be spared if she returned to Antar with Max's child.



* EvilTwin: The "spare set", who got dumped in New York. Though its half of a subversion, with only Rath and Lonnie being actually evil.

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* EvilTwin: The "spare set", who got dumped in New York.York because they were "defective". Though its half of a subversion, with only Rath and Lonnie being actually evil.



* FiveBadBand--> Season 2 - The Skins and allies

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* FiveBadBand--> Season 2 - The Skins and their allies



** SixthRangerTraitor - Courney Banks

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** SixthRangerTraitor - Courney Courntey Banks



** TheLancer - Isabel Evan (Although Michael Guerin switches roles on occasion depending on the episodes conflict)

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** TheLancer - Isabel Evan Evans (Although Michael Guerin switches roles on occasion depending on the episodes conflict)



** TheBigGuy - Micheal Guerin (see above)

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** TheBigGuy - Micheal Michael Guerin (see above)



* GovernmentConspiracy: The Roswell Crash coverup, the Special Unit, and the second crash coverup. All including assassination and torture

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* GovernmentConspiracy: The Roswell Crash coverup, the Special Unit, and the second crash coverup. All including assassination of witnesses and torture torture.



* MindRape: Tess, to Alex.
** Nikolas to Courtney and Max.

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* MindRape: Tess, to Alex.
Alex. It results in his death.
** Nikolas Nicholas to Courtney and Max.



* TouchedByVorlons: Every humans whom Max brings back to life gains powers similar to the hybrids. It is not clear if they become half-alien themselves or just become as evolved as them. (See Evolutionary Levels above)
%%* TownWithADarkSecret: ''Harvest'', 2nd season.

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* TouchedByVorlons: Every humans human whom Max brings back to life eventually gains powers similar to the hybrids. It is not clear if they become half-alien themselves or just become as evolved as them. (See Evolutionary Levels above)
%%* TownWithADarkSecret: The town in ''Harvest'', 2nd season.in Season 2, is a SleeperCell completely populated by Skins.
13th Aug '17 2:27:33 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' meets ''Series/TheXFiles''.
30th Jul '17 8:41:53 AM skteosk
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* EsotericHappyEnding: The teens are marked for death by the Special Unit and have to flee town, with there being a good chance that they'll never see their families again. What's more, Max decides to give up hope of returning home and freeing their people from slavery. But hey, Max and Liz got married! (This borders on MoodWhiplash when the closing moments cut from Liz's dad in tears as he reads her farewell message, realising he's lost her, to Liz beaming at the camera as a voiceover declares "I'm Liz Parker and I'm happy.")
30th Jul '17 8:36:13 AM skteosk
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* EsotericHappyEnding: The teens are marked for death by the Special Unit and have to flee town, with there being a good chance that they'll never see their families again. What's more, Max decides to give up hope of returning home and freeing their people from slavery. But hey, Max and Liz got married! (This borders on MoodWhiplash when the closing moments cut from Liz's dad in tears as he reads her farewell message, realising he's lost her, to Liz beaming at the camera as a voiceover declares "I'm Liz Parker and I'm happy.")
11th Apr '17 5:23:08 PM Golondrina
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* AbortedArc: Upon the discovery of their spaceship's hologram message, the group is met with a projection of Max's mother/the queen. She tells them how their planet has been overtaken, their people are now slaves, and she begs them to save them (presumably the reason they were even cloned in the first place). We expect some resolution of this in the end, but the final episode gives us the happily ever after of between Max and Liz, who seem to have forgotten all about the crisis on their home planet -despite the Skins (the invaders) being repeatedly establish as bad guys.

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* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: In one episode, Nasedo mentions that all of the hybrids' abilities are things that humans could theoretically do, if they were better at unlocking their full brain power.
* AbortedArc: Upon the discovery of their spaceship's hologram message, the group is met with a projection of Max's mother/the queen. She tells them how their planet has been overtaken, their people are now slaves, and she begs them to save them (presumably the reason they were even cloned in the first place). We expect some resolution of this in the end, but the final episode gives us the happily ever after of between Max and Liz, who seem to have forgotten all about the crisis on their home planet -despite - Despite the Skins (the invaders) being repeatedly establish as bad guys.



* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: In one episode, Nasedo mentions that all of the hybrids' abilities are things that humans could theoretically do, if they were better at unlocking their full brain power.
11th Apr '17 5:16:01 PM Golondrina
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther
* AppliedPhlebotinum

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* LesCollaborateurs: Vilandra betrayed her people for her lover, Kivar. Likewise Lonnie (from the spare set) and Rath collaborate with the skins.



* CutShort

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* ExactEavesdropping: comically play in Viva Las Vegas, when Maria conveniently hears Kyle and Tess talking about going to Las Vegas, and immediately puts the whole plan together. A bit subverted with Isabel who overhears Michael and Max talking about the same trip, and asks to be clarified. Since these kids talk about important things *all the time* in the halls, one wonders why no one else seems to hear them in any other episode.

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* ExactEavesdropping: comically Comically play in Viva Las Vegas, when Maria conveniently hears Kyle and Tess talking about going to Las Vegas, and immediately puts the whole plan together. A bit subverted with Isabel who overhears Michael and Max talking about the same trip, and asks to be clarified. Since these kids talk about important things *all the time* in the halls, one wonders why no one else seems to hear them in any other episode.



* HealingHands

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* IBelieveThatYouBelieveIt

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* IllKillYou
* InhumanableAlienRights

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* KeepingSecretsSucks: everyone who knows to some degree, but especially Valenti, who ends losing his job to protect the kids.
* LesCollaborateurs: Vilandra betrayed her people for her lover, Kivar. Likewise Lonnie (from the spare set) and Rath collaborate with the skins.
* {{Masquerade}}

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* KeepingSecretsSucks: everyone Everyone who knows to some degree, but especially Valenti, who ends losing his job to protect the kids.
* LesCollaborateurs: Vilandra betrayed her people for her lover, Kivar. Likewise Lonnie (from the spare set) and Rath collaborate with the skins.
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%%* {{Masquerade}}



* MultitaskedConversation: a convoluted instance involving a cell phone.

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* MultitaskedConversation: a A convoluted instance involving a cell phone.



* PsychicPowers: all the major ones, and then some.

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* %%* PsychicPowers: all All the major ones, and then some.



* RoswellThatEndsWell: Of course.

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* %%* RoswellThatEndsWell: Of course.



* SecretKeeper: every single human who learns the truth, except the Special Unit, of course.

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* SecretKeeper: every Every single human who learns the truth, except the Special Unit, of course.



* StoryArc

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* TheyWouldCutYouUp
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "Get up, bitch!"

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* %%* TheyWouldCutYouUp
* %%* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "Get up, bitch!"



* TownWithADarkSecret: ''Harvest'', 2nd season.

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* %%* TownWithADarkSecret: ''Harvest'', 2nd season.
11th Dec '16 4:35:19 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The wilderness scenes heavily featured KirksRock. The scenes of the town, including the Crashdown Cafe, were shot in Covina, CA.
* TheCastShowoff: Dang, Maria can sing. And have an arc devoted to her musical career.
** Don't forget Valenti's band in season three.



* TheOtherDarrin: Mr. Evans is one actor on episode 2 and then changed by another for the rest of the series, commonly known in fandom as The Fake Mr. Evans.
5th May '16 11:46:06 AM morenohijazo
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* SpoilerCover: The third season DVD spoils [[spoiler: Alex's death]] on the back of the box, even though it doesn't happen until midway through the season.
26th Apr '16 2:43:09 AM skteosk
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** Liz's actual clue is that Leanne pricked her finger while sewing: It had been previously established that if the Skins' shell was pierced in any way they would disintegrate.
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