History Series / SonsOfAnarchy

13th Apr '16 1:50:20 PM Morgenthaler
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** Happy's real name? Happy Lowman. DeathOfASalesman, anyone?

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** Happy's real name? Happy Lowman. DeathOfASalesman, Theatre/DeathOfASalesman, anyone?
31st Mar '16 6:02:44 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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The Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original (SAMCRO, Sam Crow, the Sons, or just Sons of Anarchy) is a motorcycle club that sells guns to various gangs, all the while "protecting" the town, in order to preserve Charming as a small town unmolested by big corporations, chain stores, and other corrupt aspects of upper-class suburbia. The main character/Hamlet analogue is Jackson "Jax" Teller, son of deceased founder John Teller and step-son of the current leader of the group, Clay Morrow. The series begins with Jax entering fatherhood as his ex-wife gives birth to their first-born son, while at the same time discovering a manifesto his father wrote prior to his death in which he decries how his anarchist biker club became an organized crime syndicate that was the very thing that he was rebelling against when he conceived of the club.

The manifesto inspires Jax to try and steer the club towards his father's original vision by attempting to move the club away from organized crime. Needless to say, this does not go over well with the FauxAffablyEvil Clay or his AffablyEvil mother Gemma; the show implies that they had Jax's father murdered when he began "going soft" on them.

Like ''The Shield'', ''Sons'' has a rich supporting cast of characters balancing out the ''Hamlet''-esque drama; other bikers include Bobby Munson (a bookmaker/Elvis impersonator by day and a biker by night), Tig Trager (Clay's right-hand man and chief enforcer who has some bizarre sexual habits), Opie (Jax's best friend, whose interests are also split between the club and his family), Opie's father Piney (who founded the club along with John Teller), Juice (a Hispanic computer geek from Queens), Chibs (a Scottish former Army medic and one-time member of the IRA), and Happy (a ruthless triggerman for the club).

On the civilian side, there is Tara (a doctor who was Jax's childhood sweetheart, who serves as the chief threat to Gemma's control over her son), corrupt Police Chief Unser, his straight-as-an-arrow deputy (and potential successor) David Hale, and a number of law enforcement agents.

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The Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original (SAMCRO, Sam Crow, the Sons, or just Sons of Anarchy) is a motorcycle club that sells guns to various gangs, all the while "protecting" the town, in order to preserve Charming as a small town unmolested by big corporations, chain stores, and other corrupt aspects of upper-class suburbia. The main character/Hamlet analogue is [[AntiHero Jackson "Jax" Teller, Teller]], son of deceased founder [[PosthumousCharacter John Teller Teller]] and step-son of the current leader of the group, [[TheLeader Clay Morrow.Morrow]]. The series begins with Jax entering fatherhood as his ex-wife gives birth to their first-born son, while at the same time discovering a manifesto his father wrote prior to his death in which he decries how his anarchist biker club became an organized crime syndicate that was the very thing that he was rebelling against when he conceived of the club.

The manifesto inspires Jax to try and steer the club towards his father's original vision by attempting to move the club away from organized crime. Needless to say, this does not go over well with the FauxAffablyEvil Clay or his AffablyEvil mother Gemma; [[KnightTemplarParent Gemma]]; the show implies that they had Jax's father murdered when he began "going soft" on them.

Like ''The Shield'', ''Sons'' has a rich supporting cast of characters balancing out the ''Hamlet''-esque drama; other bikers include [[GeniusBruiser Bobby Munson Munson]] (a bookmaker/Elvis impersonator by day and a biker by night), [[TheBrute Tig Trager Trager]] (Clay's right-hand man and chief enforcer who has some bizarre sexual habits), [[TheLancer Opie Winston]] (Jax's best friend, whose interests are also split between the club and his family), Opie's father Piney [[CoolOldGuy Piney]] (who founded the club along with John Teller), [[TheCracker Juice Ortiz]] (a Hispanic computer geek from Queens), [[GlasgowSmile Chibs Telford]] (a Scottish former Army medic and one-time member of the IRA), and [[AxCrazy Happy Lowman]] (a ruthless triggerman for the club).

On the civilian side, there is [[TheMedic Tara Knowles]] (a doctor who was Jax's childhood sweetheart, who serves as the chief threat to Gemma's control over her son), corrupt Police Chief Unser, [[CorruptCop Wayne Unser]], his straight-as-an-arrow deputy (and potential successor) [[ByTheBookCop David Hale, Hale]], and a number of law enforcement agents.
23rd Mar '16 2:48:25 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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** Season 3: [[TheDreaded Jimmy O'Phelan]] [[BigBadEnsemble and]] [[DirtyCop June Stahl]], again]]

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** Season 3: BigBadEnsemble: [[TheDreaded Jimmy O'Phelan]] [[BigBadEnsemble and]] and [[DirtyCop June Stahl]], again]]again.
23rd Mar '16 2:45:05 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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** Season 3: [[BigBadEnsemble [[TheDreaded Jimmy O'Phelan]] and [[DirtyCop June Stahl]], again]]

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** Season 3: [[BigBadEnsemble [[TheDreaded Jimmy O'Phelan]] and [[BigBadEnsemble and]] [[DirtyCop June Stahl]], again]]
23rd Mar '16 2:41:26 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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** Season 3: [[BigBadEnsemble [[TheDreaded Jimmy O'Phelan]] and DirtyCop June Stahl]], again]]
** Season 4: Initially, [[TheMafiya the Russians]] look like they'll fill this role, but they're taken care of pretty quickly. Then there's [[TheCartel the Lobos Sonora Cartel]]. [[GoodIsNotNice Lincoln Potter]] also works on a RICO case against the Sons, but ultimately the big bad ends up being [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurnClay Morrow.]]

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** Season 3: [[BigBadEnsemble [[TheDreaded Jimmy O'Phelan]] and DirtyCop [[DirtyCop June Stahl]], again]]
** Season 4: Initially, [[TheMafiya the Russians]] look like they'll fill this role, but they're taken care of pretty quickly. Then there's [[TheCartel the Lobos Sonora Cartel]]. [[GoodIsNotNice Lincoln Potter]] also works on a RICO case against the Sons, but ultimately the big bad ends up being [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurnClay Morrow.[[FaceHeelTurn Clay Morrow]].]]



** Season 7: BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: Henry Lin, August Marks and Charles Barosky]] all stand in the way of where Jax is trying to go. However, the real struggle for Jax is the internal one, which was arguably caused by [[spoiler: Gemma Teller Morrow.]]

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** Season 7: BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Henry Lin, Lin]], [[ScaryBlackMan August Marks Marks]] and [[TheMole Charles Barosky]] Barosky]]]] all stand in the way of where Jax is trying to go. However, the real struggle for Jax is the internal one, which was arguably caused by [[spoiler: [[SpannerInTheWorks Gemma Teller Morrow.Morrow]].]]
23rd Mar '16 2:34:43 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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** Season 1: Marcus Alvarez and Ernest Darby fill this role at first; then Josh Kohn, for Jax and Tara only. For the last part of the season, June Stahl is this.
** Season 2: Ethan Zobelle, although for the last few episodes he's basically replaced by AJ Weston.
** Season 3: [[BigBadEnsemble Jimmy O'Phelan and June Stahl, again]]
** Season 4: Initially, the Russians look like they'll fill this role, but they're taken care of pretty quickly. Then there's the Lobos Sonora Cartel. Lincoln Potter also works on a RICO case against the Sons, but ultimately the big bad ends up being [[spoiler: Clay Morrow.]]
** Season 5: Damon Pope, and [[spoiler: Clay Morrow, again.]]
** Season 6: Subverted with [[spoiler: Lee Toric, who ends up killed four episodes into the season.]] It ends up being [[spoiler:Galen O'Shay... until the eleventh episode, anyways.]] [[spoiler:Tyne Patterson shares the role with Galen, and for the last two episodes she is arguably the only one.]] Arguably, one could say that [[spoiler: Tara]] fits this. Although what she's doing is by no means evil, it's still in opposition to the main character.

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** Season 1: [[BadassBiker Marcus Alvarez Alvarez]] and [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Ernest Darby Darby]] fill this role at first; then [[LoveMakesYouCrazy Josh Kohn, Kohn]], for Jax and Tara only. For the last part of the season, [[DirtyCop June Stahl Stahl]] is this.
** Season 2: [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Ethan Zobelle, Zobelle]], although for the last few episodes he's basically replaced by [[TheFundamentalist AJ Weston.
Weston]].
** Season 3: [[BigBadEnsemble [[TheDreaded Jimmy O'Phelan O'Phelan]] and DirtyCop June Stahl, Stahl]], again]]
** Season 4: Initially, [[TheMafiya the Russians Russians]] look like they'll fill this role, but they're taken care of pretty quickly. Then there's [[TheCartel the Lobos Sonora Cartel. Cartel]]. [[GoodIsNotNice Lincoln Potter Potter]] also works on a RICO case against the Sons, but ultimately the big bad ends up being [[spoiler: Clay [[FaceHeelTurnClay Morrow.]]
** Season 5: [[ScaryBlackMan Damon Pope, Pope]], and [[spoiler: [[ManipulativeBastard Clay Morrow, Morrow]], again.]]
** Season 6: Subverted with [[spoiler: [[ManipulativeBastard Lee Toric, Toric]], who ends up killed four episodes into the season.]] It ends up being [[spoiler:Galen O'Shay...[[spoiler: [[BloodKnight Galen O'Shay]]... until the eleventh episode, anyways.]] [[spoiler:Tyne Patterson [[spoiler: [[KnightTemplar Tyne Patterson]] shares the role with Galen, and for the last two episodes she is arguably the only one.]] Arguably, one could say that [[spoiler: Tara]] [[HeroicBSOD Tara]]]] fits this. Although what she's doing is by no means evil, it's still in opposition to the main character.
23rd Mar '16 2:14:14 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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** Jax and Tara
** Donna and Opie
** [[spoiler: Lyla and Opie]]
** [[spoiler: Gemma's dad's caretaker and Tig]]

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** Jax and Tara
Tara.
** Donna and Opie
Opie.
** [[spoiler: Lyla and Opie]]
Opie.]]
** [[spoiler: Gemma's dad's caretaker and Tig]]Tig.]]



* AngryBlackMan: Lampshaded by Tig and Clay when they plan to frame the One-Niners

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* AngryBlackMan: Lampshaded by Tig and Clay when they plan to frame the One-NinersOne-Niners.
13th Mar '16 12:14:13 PM Cunny
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Remember when Bobby used to be a bomb expert and apparently could barely count his own fingers? If not, its probably because it only lasted a few episodes before he became the clubs bookkeeper and left all the explosive stuff to Opie. His Elvis impersonation is also completely dropped after the first few episodes.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Remember when Bobby used to be a bomb expert and apparently could barely count his own fingers? If not, its probably because it only lasted a few episodes before he became the clubs bookkeeper and left all the explosive stuff to Opie. His Elvis impersonation is also completely dropped after the first few episodes. Juice was also a computer expert and hacker in the first season or two before his character is developed. This development seems to erode his computer skills out of everyone's memories.
6th Jan '16 11:08:57 AM Nakkaruzu
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* AffablyEvil: In earlier seasons, Jax was this, until he became President, and forgets himself.
28th Dec '15 6:22:07 PM welike2party
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* CommunityThreateningConstruction: Clay Marrow likes to invoke this as the reason why he opposes any new land developments in Charming. However, his reasons are much more self-serving. As long as Charming stays a small blue-collar town, Clay and the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle club have enormous control over how the town and the local police department is run. If Charming grows and becomes more affluent, the town council might get powerful enough to successfully oppose the Sons and clean up the corrupt police department.

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* CommunityThreateningConstruction: Clay Marrow Morrow likes to invoke this as the reason why he opposes any new land developments in Charming. However, his reasons are much more self-serving. As long as Charming stays a small blue-collar town, Clay and the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle club have enormous control over how the town and the local police department is run. If Charming grows and becomes more affluent, the town council might get powerful enough to successfully oppose the Sons and clean up the corrupt police department.
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