History Series / Sanctuary

9th May '16 3:54:08 AM erforce
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** The fourth season episode "Chimera" is full of shout outs. Due to the plot involving Magnus and Tesla plugging their brains into the Sanctuary's computer system in order to hunt down a Praxean nanite, TheMatrix, {{Tron}} and [[TheTerminator Skynet]] are all mentioned by the GenreSavvy team, as well as a whole host of other sci-fi franchises.

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** The fourth season episode "Chimera" is full of shout outs. Due to the plot involving Magnus and Tesla plugging their brains into the Sanctuary's computer system in order to hunt down a Praxean nanite, TheMatrix, {{Tron}} Franchise/TheMatrix, Franchise/{{Tron}} and [[TheTerminator [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Skynet]] are all mentioned by the GenreSavvy team, as well as a whole host of other sci-fi franchises.
17th Feb '16 12:14:41 PM morenohijazo
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* OurAncestorsAreSuperheroes: It pegs UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla as a vampire with electric, and later magnetic, powers, [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Doctor Watson]] as a super-human genius, and UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper as a teleporting bloodthirsty maniac.
** Also, humans used to be slaves to an ancient society of vampires before we rebelled and killed them all (Tesla is not a true vampire).
** And there is, apparently, an entire advanced civilization living in sprawling cities deep underground. The [[VideoGame/{{Myst}} D'ni]], perhaps.
27th Dec '15 8:42:21 PM nombretomado
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* HyperAwareness: Will. We get a little special effect that highlights the details that he notices to draw his conclusions, à la ''{{Psych}}'', but this effect isn't used as much later on.

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* HyperAwareness: Will. We get a little special effect that highlights the details that he notices to draw his conclusions, à la ''{{Psych}}'', ''Series/{{Psych}}'', but this effect isn't used as much later on.
1st Nov '15 10:44:16 AM nombretomado
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: [[{{JustifiedTrope}} Justified]]. Dr Magnus was born during the reign of QueenVicky, and has lived in Canada for a very long time, therefore one would expect the character's accent to shift somewhat. Lampshaded in "Bank Job", when one of the hostages calls Magnus' British accent fake and she changes it to an American one to mock him.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: [[{{JustifiedTrope}} Justified]]. {{Justified|Trope}}. Dr Magnus was born during the reign of QueenVicky, [[UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria Queen Vicky]], and has lived in Canada for a very long time, therefore one would expect the character's accent to shift somewhat. Lampshaded in "Bank Job", when one of the hostages calls Magnus' British accent fake and she changes it to an American one to mock him.
8th Aug '15 3:42:28 PM dargosmydaddy
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** Done over a several episode span in season 4... at first Henry's random gadget storyline seems annoyingly out of place amidst the tense Helen/ Will scenes in "The Depths," but it pays off big time two episodes later in the series finale.
15th May '15 7:56:35 AM erforce
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* {{Expy}}: Magnus and her group was originally formed under the auspices of the British government to handle an extra-normal threat that only people with their special talents could tackle. [[TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen Yes, that]] ''[[TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen does]]'' [[TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen sound familiar.]]

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* {{Expy}}: Magnus and her group was originally formed under the auspices of the British government to handle an extra-normal threat that only people with their special talents could tackle. [[TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen [[Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen Yes, that]] ''[[TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen ''[[Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen does]]'' [[TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen [[Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen sound familiar.]]
14th May '15 6:42:49 AM StFan
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** "Metamorphosis" has Will being slowly turned into some sort of lizard-man. After the team gets used to it, Kate asks him [[{{Geico}} if he can save them 15% or more on car insurance]]

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** "Metamorphosis" has Will being slowly turned into some sort of lizard-man. After the team gets used to it, Kate asks him [[{{Geico}} [[Advertising/{{Geico}} if he can save them 15% or more on car insurance]]
9th May '15 2:00:54 AM demonfiren
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No relation to the [[Manga/{{Sanctuary}} manga, anime, and live action film of the same name]] about two Japanese survivors of the Khmer Rouge trying to remake their society in the roles of a politician and a {{Yakuza}}. Nor is it any relation to the place where [[Series/LogansRun runners]] go.

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No relation to the [[Manga/{{Sanctuary}} manga, anime, and live action film of the same name]] about two Japanese survivors of the Khmer Rouge trying to remake their society in the roles of a politician and a {{Yakuza}}. Nor is it any relation to the place where [[Series/LogansRun runners]] go.
go. Or [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Dark Brotherhood assassins]].
2nd Apr '15 7:24:30 PM grendalhopper
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* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Justified; Magnus has been alive for over 100 years and probably half the world's leaders owe her a favor. When the newbie to the team asks if there is a health plan, Magnus says no. (Granted, the organisation is headed by probably the best doctor in the world with medical contacts in every corner of the globe, so it's possible their health plan is simply "Dr Helen Magnus". Also, the Sanctuary has enough resources to purchase a lot of new medical equipment, and pay the taxes and upkeep costs for a castle. Given that they always get help for any injuries or illnesses that occur, possibly they don't have a designed health plan because they'd have to write "Covers anything. Like, anything at all that could or could not happen to anyone, human or otherwise."\\\

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* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Justified; Magnus has been alive for over 100 years and probably half the world's leaders owe her a favor. When the newbie to the team asks if there is a health plan, Magnus says no. (Granted, the organisation is headed by probably the best doctor in the world with medical contacts in every corner of the globe, so it's possible their health plan is simply "Dr Helen Magnus". Also, the Sanctuary has enough resources to purchase a lot of new medical equipment, and pay the taxes and upkeep costs for a castle. Given that they always get help for any injuries or illnesses that occur, possibly they don't have a designed health plan because they'd have to write "Covers anything. Like, anything at all that could or could not happen to anyone, human or otherwise."\\\"


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** Magnus and Druitt should get a special mention seeing as they were actually married and very much in love before Druitt went mad.


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* TheyDoReallyLoveEachOther: Helen Magnus and John Druitt. They were married way back when they were still human, but by experimenting on themselves, Druitt was driven mad and they became bitter enemies. Its clear however that they both still love each other.
** This dynamic is best shown when Helen tracks John all the way to the middle of nowhere and finds him delirious and sick. She takes care of him, and when she is sure he is unconscious, she lies down next to him and crawls into his arms.
2nd Apr '15 7:19:21 PM grendalhopper
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%%* AffectionateParody: ''Operation Paranormal'' for ''GhostHunters''

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%%* * AffectionateParody: ''Operation Paranormal'' for ''GhostHunters''



%%* AncientConspiracy: The Cabal.

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%%* * AncientConspiracy: The Cabal.



This is a critical component of the season 4 episode "Untouchables", when [[spoiler:the United Nations Security Council attache tries to blackmail Helen into stepping down from her position and turning the Sanctuary over to UN control by threatening to cut off her funds. She promptly tells him to take a flying leap, then reveals that she has money "hidden in places [the attache] doesn't even know exist" and that she [[GuileHero manipulated him into cutting them off for good so the Sanctuary could do its job independent of any kind of bureaucratic oversight]]]]. Whew!

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** This is a critical component of the season 4 episode "Untouchables", when [[spoiler:the United Nations Security Council attache tries to blackmail Helen into stepping down from her position and turning the Sanctuary over to UN control by threatening to cut off her funds. She promptly tells him to take a flying leap, then reveals that she has money "hidden in places [the attache] doesn't even know exist" and that she [[GuileHero manipulated him into cutting them off for good so the Sanctuary could do its job independent of any kind of bureaucratic oversight]]]]. Whew!



* [[ArtisticLicensePhysics Artistic License - Temporal Physics]]: (May be TimeyWimeyBall, but it doesn't involve causality or conventional time travel.) People who entered the temporal loop and grew old/died of old age stay old/[[DroppedABridgeOnHim dead]], while people who were born inside a temporal loop [[spoiler:vanish when the loop ends]] [[VoodooShark because they were never born]].

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* ** [[ArtisticLicensePhysics Artistic License - Temporal Physics]]: (May be TimeyWimeyBall, but it doesn't involve causality or conventional time travel.) People who entered the temporal loop and grew old/died of old age stay old/[[DroppedABridgeOnHim dead]], while people who were born inside a temporal loop [[spoiler:vanish when the loop ends]] [[VoodooShark because they were never born]].



%%* BaldOfAwesome: John Druitt
%%* BaldOfEvil: Druitt, again.

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%%* * BaldOfAwesome: John Druitt
%%* * BaldOfEvil: Druitt, again.



%%** Magnus and Tesla. Magnus and Druitt. Druitt and Tesla. Druitt and Watson. Members of the Five seem to have ''a lot'' of subtext going.

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%%** ** Magnus and Tesla. Magnus and Druitt. Druitt and Tesla. Druitt and Watson. Members of the Five seem to have ''a lot'' of subtext going.



%%* GiantSpider: [[spoiler:Big Bertha, a.k.a. ''Kali, Hindu Goddess of Destruction''.]]

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%%* * GiantSpider: [[spoiler:Big Bertha, a.k.a. ''Kali, Hindu Goddess of Destruction''.]]



%%* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Druitt near the end of season 1]].

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%%* * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Druitt near the end of season 1]].1, though its not always consistent]].



%%** [[spoiler:Ashley and Clara.]]

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%%** ** [[spoiler:Ashley and Clara.in the season 1 finale.]]
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