History Series / Sanctuary

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, 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, 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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* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Justified; ** Magnus has been alive for over 100 years and probably half the world's leaders owe her Druitt should get 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 special mention seeing as 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."\\\were actually married and very much in love before Druitt went mad.

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* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Justified; TheyDoReallyLoveEachOther: Helen 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 John Druitt. They were married way back when they were still human, but 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, experimenting on themselves, Druitt was driven mad and pay the taxes and upkeep costs for a castle. Given they became bitter enemies. Its clear however 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 both still love each other. ** This dynamic is best shown when Helen tracks John all that could or could not happen the way to anyone, human or otherwise."\\\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.]]
31st Mar '15 6:14:02 PM morenohijazo
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* MagnetismManipulation: Nikola Tesla becomes magnetized after losing his vampirism and ShockAndAwe powers. He can pull metal towards his hands from long distance. And retains that power after becoming a vampire again.
8th Mar '15 2:59:46 PM Morgenthaler
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!''Sanctuary'' provides examples of the following tropes:
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!''Sanctuary'' !!''Sanctuary'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* BadassLongcoat: See above. Invoked in "Normandy" where Druitt explains the reason for joining the Nazis was... the outfit (cue the leather longcoat).
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* BadassLongcoat: See above. Invoked in "Normandy" where Druitt explains the reason for joining the Nazis was... the outfit (cue the leather longcoat).

* BiTheWay: Magnus: "I haven't been kissed like that in a very long time."
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* %%* BiTheWay: Magnus: "I haven't been kissed like that in a very long time."

* DefenceMechanismSuperpower: The boy from the pilot episode; Henry, maybe.
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* %%* DefenceMechanismSuperpower: The boy from the pilot episode; Henry, maybe.

* MauveShirt: Silvio in Season 1
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* %%* MauveShirt: Silvio in Season 1

* NeverFoundTheBody
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* NeverFoundTheBodyNeverFoundTheBody:

* NoImmortalInertia: [[spoiler:Watson]] in the season one finale.
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* %%* NoImmortalInertia: [[spoiler:Watson]] in the season one finale.

* NowOrNeverKiss: [[spoiler:Helen and Nikola]] in the season four finale.
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* %%* NowOrNeverKiss: [[spoiler:Helen and Nikola]] in the season four finale.

* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Dr Magnus used to date Jack the Ripper; she's 157 years old at the start of the series. For that matter, Tesla, Watson, and Jack the Ripper are also all older than they look for various reasons. The only member of the Five that isn't (The Invisible Man) is dead with a grown up granddaughter. Magnus' father is even older, and probably in his 180s-190s or so. ** [[spoiler:She's now 250+, thanks to taking TheSlowPath after the fourth series premiere.]]
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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Dr Magnus used to date Jack the Ripper; she's 157 years old at the start of the series. For that matter, Tesla, Watson, and Jack the Ripper are also all older than they look for various reasons. The only member of the Five that isn't (The Invisible Man) is dead with a grown up granddaughter. Magnus' father is even older, and probably in his 180s-190s or so. ** so. [[spoiler:She's now 250+, thanks to taking TheSlowPath after the fourth series premiere.]]
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