History Series / SonsofAnarchy

18th Jan '17 3:01:49 AM Jaredwarrensince1991
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The Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original ([[FunWithAcronymsSAMCRO, 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]], son of deceased founder [[PosthumousCharacter John Teller]] and step-son of the current leader of the group, [[TheLeader 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.

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The Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original ([[FunWithAcronymsSAMCRO, ([[FunWithAcronyms 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]], son of deceased founder [[PosthumousCharacter John Teller]] and step-son of the current leader of the group, [[TheLeader 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.
18th Jan '17 3:01:06 AM Jaredwarrensince1991
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''Sons of Anarchy'' is a television drama series from the FX network; it was created by former ''Series/TheShield'' writer Kurt Sutter. The series, which can be described as "''{{Theatre/Hamlet}}'' [[XMeetsY meets]] the [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels Hells Angels]]", focuses on the criminal exploits of the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle club in the northern Californian town of Charming.

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]], son of deceased founder [[PosthumousCharacter John Teller]] and step-son of the current leader of the group, [[TheLeader 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.

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''Sons of Anarchy'' is a television drama series from the [[Creator/{{FX}} FX network; network]]; it was created by former ''Series/TheShield'' writer Kurt Sutter. The series, which can be described as "''{{Theatre/Hamlet}}'' [[XMeetsY meets]] the [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels Hells Angels]]", focuses on the criminal exploits of the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle club in the northern Californian town of Charming.

The Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original (SAMCRO, ([[FunWithAcronymsSAMCRO, Sam Crow, the Sons, or just Sons of Anarchy) 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]], son of deceased founder [[PosthumousCharacter John Teller]] and step-son of the current leader of the group, [[TheLeader 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.
18th Jan '17 2:52:50 AM Jaredwarrensince1991
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** The English Charlie Hunnam has a good American accent overall, but you can sometimes hear his accent, particularly in scenes where he's shouting.

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** The English Charlie Hunnam has a good American accent overall, but you can sometimes hear his accent, particularly in scenes where he's shouting. It gets especially egregious in later seasons.
16th Jan '17 8:30:04 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* DaddysLittleVillain: Zobelle's daughter is just as cunning and ruthless as him.



** [[spoiler:In the final season, SAMCRO starts patching in black members, but they acknowledge that the other charters will object]].

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** [[spoiler:In [[spoiler:When Jax learns the reason for Juice's betrayal, he rolls his eyes and laments never having changed the rule against black members. In the final season, SAMCRO starts does start patching in black members, but they acknowledge that the other charters will object]].



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Ethan Zobelle manages to escape to Budapest with his life, but little else. He lost his daughter, his business, and his contacts, and his status as an informant is known]].

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Ethan Zobelle manages to escape to Budapest with his life, but though little else. He lost his daughter, his business, and his contacts, and his status as an informant is known]].
30th Nov '16 8:20:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* BikiniBar: Every worker of the porn industry is shown clothed during their shifts.


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* FamilyFriendlyStripper: Every worker of the porn industry is shown clothed during their shifts.
25th Nov '16 10:49:25 AM nombretomado
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-->'''Chibs''': Shit is addictive. Turning me into a [[AustinPowers fat bastard]].

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-->'''Chibs''': Shit is addictive. Turning me into a [[AustinPowers [[Film/AustinPowers fat bastard]].
28th Jul '16 10:16:58 PM cjay
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The nanny hired in season 2 who helps around the house and befriends Gemma obviously had nothing to do during the third season and was never seen or mentioned again

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The nanny hired in season Season 2 who helps around the house and befriends Gemma obviously had nothing to do during the third season and was never seen or mentioned again



* ColourCodedArmies: While it's not prominent, the gangs display their own colours. Samcro wears a lot of blue, Mayans have green and the One-Niners purple.

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* ColourCodedArmies: While it's not prominent, the gangs display their own colours. Samcro SAMCRO wears a lot of blue, Mayans have green and the One-Niners purple.



** Father Kellan for the True IRA Council

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** Father Kellan for the True IRA CouncilCouncil.



* CycleOfRevenge: Nobody actually bothers to talk about it, but it's worth mentioning that Opie went on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge [[spoiler: against Clay for killing Piney.]] This begat Tig going on one [[spoiler: against the Niners because he believed they had shot Clay,]] and then ''that'' begat the leader of the niners to start his own rampage [[spoiler: against SAMCRO for attacking and killing some of his people in broad daylight.]] The current capper has everything [[spoiler: coming full circle when Pope's revenge leads to Opie being brutally killed in prison.]]

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* CycleOfRevenge: Nobody actually bothers to talk about it, but it's worth mentioning that Opie went on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge [[spoiler: against Clay for killing Piney.]] This begat Tig going on one [[spoiler: against the Niners because he believed they had shot Clay,]] and then ''that'' begat the leader of the niners Niners to start his own rampage [[spoiler: against SAMCRO for attacking and killing some of his people in broad daylight.]] The current capper has everything [[spoiler: coming full circle when Pope's revenge leads to Opie being brutally killed in prison.]]



** Agent Stahl is seen having sex with [[spoiler: Deputy David Hale]] in season 2 and in bed with [[spoiler: Agent Amy Tyler]] in season 3. She's devious enough that she could have been in either 'relationship' just the benefits she gained from it. She's also easily devious enough to get everything she wants *without* having to sleep her way to the top, So she probably really was just doing what she enjoyed.

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** Agent Stahl is seen having sex with [[spoiler: Deputy David Hale]] in season Season 2 and in bed with [[spoiler: Agent Amy Tyler]] in season Season 3. She's devious enough that she could have been in either 'relationship' just the benefits she gained from it. She's also easily devious enough to get everything she wants *without* having to sleep her way to the top, So she probably really was just doing what she enjoyed.



** Season 4: [[spoiler:Jax can't leave Charming with Tara, whose career as a doctor is in jeopardy. Opie has been alienated from the club. Tig kills an innocent bystander whose father is an extremely wealthy and powerful crimelord. Jax assumes his father's place at the table with Tara by his side in the same position as a young John Teller and Gemma, implying that their tragedy is repeating itself.]]

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** Season 4: [[spoiler:Jax can't leave Charming with Tara, whose career as a doctor is in jeopardy. Opie has been alienated from the club. Tig kills an innocent bystander whose father is an extremely wealthy and powerful crimelord.crime lord. Jax assumes his father's place at the table with Tara by his side in the same position as a young John Teller and Gemma, implying that their tragedy is repeating itself.]]



** Minor example: in the early episodes Tig, Opie, Bobby and Chibs all have noticeably shorter hair than in later seasons and some are missing facial hair. The cast clearly started growing out their hair upon landing the role and continued letting it grow as the seasons progressed.

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** Minor example: in the early episodes Tig, Opie, Bobby Bobby, and Chibs all have noticeably shorter hair than in later seasons and some are missing facial hair. The cast clearly started growing out their hair upon landing the role and continued letting it grow as the seasons progressed.



** Similarly, the group accepts Latino and Jewish members into their ranks and also have black and Latino allies. One member has a black wife and a mixed-race daughter. Most real outlaw biker groups are racially segregated, and white gangs often have strong White Supremacist ties. However, black members are not allowed into the Sons. The current members adhere to the rule even though they recognize it as a relic from another age. This becomes a major plot point when [[spoiler:Juice's father turns out to be a black man. The police use the fact to blackmail him into cooperating, since exposing it would get him kicked out of the Sons or worse. Fortunately (or unfortunately) for him, it turns out that the rule is more lax than he expected: as long as your birth certificate doesn't list you as black, your actually ancestry doesn't matter]].

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** Similarly, the group accepts Latino and Jewish members into their ranks and also have black Black and Latino allies. One member has a black wife and a mixed-race daughter. Most real outlaw biker groups are racially segregated, and white gangs often have strong White Supremacist ties. However, black members are not allowed into the Sons. The current members adhere to the rule even though they recognize it as a relic from another age. This becomes a major plot point when [[spoiler:Juice's father turns out to be a black man. The police use the fact to blackmail him into cooperating, since exposing it would get him kicked out of the Sons or worse. Fortunately (or unfortunately) for him, it turns out that the rule is more lax than he expected: as long as your birth certificate doesn't list you as black, Black, your actually ancestry doesn't matter]].



** Happy may have murdered 14 people, enjoy torture and frequents a strip club that employs victims of sex trafficking, but he's not about to let you make his aunt or nana wash your dishes!

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** Happy may have murdered 14 people, enjoy torture torture, and frequents a strip club that employs victims of sex trafficking, but he's not about to let you make his aunt or nana wash your dishes!



** In season 3 Neo-Nazi Ernest Darby is hired to run an old Jewish gym owner out of Charming by a renegade Mayan ally. Darby pays the man a visit, but first tries to convince the old man to leave willingly, and eventually refuses to go through with it.

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** In season 3 3, Neo-Nazi Ernest Darby is hired to run an old Jewish gym owner out of Charming by a renegade Mayan ally. Darby pays the man a visit, but first tries to convince the old man to leave willingly, and eventually refuses to go through with it.



** Several of the main characters are stand ins for characters from ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' to certain extents. Jax Teller is Prince Hamlet, John Teller is the dead king Hamlet, Clay Morrow is Claudius, Gemma is Gertrude, Piney is Polonius, Opie is Laertes,Tara is Ophelia, and Chibs is Horatio.

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** Several of the main characters are stand ins for characters from ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' to certain extents. Jax Teller is Prince Hamlet, John Teller is the dead king Hamlet, Clay Morrow is Claudius, Gemma is Gertrude, Piney is Polonius, Opie is Laertes,Tara Laertes, Tara is Ophelia, and Chibs is Horatio.



** [[spoiler: Juice. he knew that killing Tully for the Chinese wouldn't save his life, and it would hurt the club. So he hands the blade to Tully and calmly lets him do his thing. Tully, who had up til that point treated Juice like a joke, actually gains a great deal of respect for him.]]

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** [[spoiler: Juice. he He knew that killing Tully for the Chinese wouldn't save his life, and it would hurt the club. So he hands the blade to Tully and calmly lets him do his thing. Tully, who had up til till that point treated Juice like a joke, actually gains a great deal of respect for him.]]



* TheGhost: We never see Wayne's wife in the show, she's only mentioned in passing a few times and then apprently divorces him later on. The only thing we ever know about her is that she was black.
* GlasgowSmile: Chibs was given one by Jimmy O [[spoiler: and returned the favor]]. O'Neill also gets one from SAMCRO

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* TheGhost: We never see Wayne's wife in the show, she's only mentioned in passing a few times and then apprently apparently divorces him later on. The only thing we ever know about her is that she was black.
* GlasgowSmile: Chibs was given one by Jimmy O [[spoiler: and returned the favor]]. O'Neill also gets one from SAMCROSAMCRO.



* GrimReaper: The Sons' motif. Their symbol is the Grim Reaper holding a crystal ball with the anarchy symbol and a M16-handled scythe reflecting the founder's service in TheVietnamWar. Other examples are M16 scythe shirts and Jax's cut, which features a "Reaper Crew" patch. Some members have it as a back tatoo.

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* GrimReaper: The Sons' motif. Their symbol is the Grim Reaper holding a crystal ball with the anarchy symbol and a M16-handled scythe reflecting the founder's service in TheVietnamWar. Other examples are M16 scythe shirts and Jax's cut, which features a "Reaper Crew" patch. Some members have it as a back tatoo.tattoo.



* IdiotBall: Half Sack and Juice tend to trade off possession of this. [[spoiler: In the last half of the season 6 final episode, everyone around Jemma is carrying the ball in order to affect the outcome of the episode.]]

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* IdiotBall: Half Sack and Juice tend to trade off possession of this. [[spoiler: In the last half of the season Season 6 final episode, everyone around Jemma Gemma is carrying the ball in order to affect the outcome of the episode.]]



* InformedAttractiveness: Tom Arnold's character tells Jax that he's got a "Kurt Cobain thing going," and Peter Weller's character nicknames him Handsome Jack.

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* InformedAttractiveness: Tom Arnold's character Georgie Caruso tells Jax that he's got a "Kurt Cobain thing going," and Peter Weller's character Charles Barosky nicknames him Handsome Jack.



** In season 7, [[spoiler:Jax Teller]] removes his patch when he [[spoiler:steps down as President. He hands his patch to Chibs, who in turn removes his Vice President patch and hands it to Tig]].

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** In season Season 7, [[spoiler:Jax Teller]] removes his patch when he [[spoiler:steps down as President. He hands his patch to Chibs, who in turn removes his Vice President patch and hands it to Tig]].



** Averted in the 4th Season. The ATF, FBI and San Joaquin Sheriff Department collaborate to bring down the Russians, the True IRA and SAMCRO. [[spoiler: Played Straight, however, in that their efforts are scuppered at the end of the season when it's revealed the the CIA is backing the Gallindo Cartel and won't allow any of the other agencies to touch them]].

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** Averted in the 4th Season. The ATF, FBI FBI, and San Joaquin Sheriff Department collaborate to bring down the Russians, the True IRA IRA, and SAMCRO. [[spoiler: Played Straight, however, in that their efforts are scuppered at the end of the season when it's revealed the the CIA is backing the Gallindo Cartel and won't allow any of the other agencies to touch them]].



* KnightInSourArmor: Deputy Police Chief David Hale
* KnightTemplar: A. J. Weston

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* KnightInSourArmor: Deputy Police Chief David Hale
Hale.
* KnightTemplar: A. J. WestonWeston.



* LadyMacBeth: Gemma
* TheLancer: Opie to Jax's TheHero

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* LadyMacBeth: Gemma
Gemma.
* TheLancer: Opie to Jax's TheHeroTheHero.



* ALighterShadeOfBlack: The Sons are gun-runners, drug dealers and killers who stomp on anyone who stands in their way, yet the villains of each season always end up being worse than them. Subverted [[spoiler:in season five; the Sons are their own worst enemies.]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: By the fifth season the show has accumulated dozens of supporting and recurring characters, gangs and criminal organizations.

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* ALighterShadeOfBlack: The Sons are gun-runners, drug dealers dealers, and killers who stomp on anyone who stands in their way, yet the villains of each season always end up being worse than them. Subverted [[spoiler:in season five; the Sons are their own worst enemies.]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: By the fifth season season, the show has accumulated dozens of supporting and recurring characters, gangs gangs, and criminal organizations.



* {{Matricide}}: [[spoiler:Jax Teller ultimately kills his mother Gemma in the last season after he discovers that she's betrayed the club and murdered Jax's wife Tara. Nero notes that the severity of the act will destroy Jax, and he admits that despite everything she's done he still loves his mom. It's enough for Jax to wilfully arrange his own death in the series finale.]]

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* {{Matricide}}: [[spoiler:Jax Teller ultimately kills his mother Gemma in the last season after he discovers that she's betrayed the club and murdered Jax's wife Tara. Nero notes that the severity of the act will destroy Jax, and he admits that despite everything she's done he still loves his mom. It's enough for Jax to wilfully willfully arrange his own death in the series finale.]]



** In seasons 1-3 a large part of the plot is driven by the Sons trying to avoid getting entangled in a MobWar with the Mayans, Aryans or the various factions of the Real IRA
** In season 4 Clay's scheme ends up putting the Sons in the middle of a war between rival Mexican drug cartels. As the situation deteriorates there is also a real possibility of a war between the Sons and the Niners.

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** In seasons 1-3 1-3, a large part of the plot is driven by the Sons trying to avoid getting entangled in a MobWar with the Mayans, Aryans or the various factions of the Real IRA
IRA.
** In season 4 Season 4, Clay's scheme ends up putting the Sons in the middle of a war between rival Mexican drug cartels. As the situation deteriorates there is also a real possibility of a war between the Sons and the Niners.



** Both [[spoiler: Juice]] and [[spoiler: Otto]] in season 4 after some prodding and manipulation from Potter.

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** Both [[spoiler: Juice]] and [[spoiler: Otto]] in season Season 4 after some prodding and manipulation from Potter.



* MotiveDecay: Agent Stahl's obsession with bringing down SAMCRO, which went from normal case to full-blown obsession after she was brutally assaulted by a member in prison, who broke her nose in the process. By season two, she's forgotten all about bringing them to justice and is just fucking with them for the sake of malice. In season three her motive seems to shift to ruthless ambition when she is presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to break a major IRA network in the US. She promptly starts to undo her frame-up of Gemma and starts to protect the Sons since she needs [[spoiler:Jax Teller]] to make the case. She then quickly goes even further over the MoralEventHorizon than most of the 'bad guys' on the show. And at the end she seemed to be primarily motivated by a case of BreakTheHaughty when she can't resist betraying [[spoiler:Jax Teller]] so she can show the Sons how their pride in club loyalty and brotherhood was just a lot of hot air.

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* MotiveDecay: Agent Stahl's obsession with bringing down SAMCRO, which went from normal case to full-blown obsession after she was brutally assaulted by a member in prison, who broke her nose in the process. By season two, she's forgotten all about bringing them to justice and is just fucking with them for the sake of malice. In season three three, her motive seems to shift to ruthless ambition when she is presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to break a major IRA network in the US. She promptly starts to undo her frame-up of Gemma and starts to protect the Sons since she needs [[spoiler:Jax Teller]] to make the case. She then quickly goes even further over the MoralEventHorizon than most of the 'bad guys' on the show. And at the end she seemed to be primarily motivated by a case of BreakTheHaughty when she can't resist betraying [[spoiler:Jax Teller]] so she can show the Sons how their pride in club loyalty and brotherhood was just a lot of hot air.



* NaiveNewcomer: A young lady who gets picked up by the sons for a weekend in an episode of season one. Her curiosity in joining the biker world is used as an excuse to unload exposition to the audience of terminologies and how certain things work around here.

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* NaiveNewcomer: A young lady who gets picked up by the sons Sons for a weekend in an episode of season one. Her curiosity in joining the biker world is used as an excuse to unload exposition to the audience of terminologies and how certain things work around here.



** Towards the end of season two, [[spoiler:Gemma kills Polly Zobelle, who was partially to blame for her rape. Agent Stahl frames Gemma for the murder of Edmond Hayes, whom she coincidentally killed in the same house. Which creates loads of problems for Gemma with law enforcement and makes Cameron Hayes abduct Jax' son Abel as revenge, therefore giving the sons the motivation to go to Ireland in season three in the first place.]]

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** Towards the end of season two, [[spoiler:Gemma kills Polly Zobelle, who was partially to blame for her rape. Agent Stahl frames Gemma for the murder of Edmond Hayes, whom she coincidentally killed in the same house. Which creates loads of problems for Gemma with law enforcement and makes Cameron Hayes abduct Jax' son Abel as revenge, therefore giving the sons the motivation to go to Northern Ireland in season three in the first place.]]



* NotSoDifferent: Referenced by name in the final episode of season 5. Bobby accuses Jax of becoming more like Clay. Jax responds, "Maybe we're not so different."
* ObfuscatingDisability: In season 5, Clay suffers a gunshot wound to the chest that damages his lungs and gets him put on an oxygen tank. Midway through the season it is revealed that he has completely healed and in perfect health, but he continues to wear the tank and pretend to be weak and frail.

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* NotSoDifferent: Referenced by name in the final episode of season Season 5. Bobby accuses Jax of becoming more like Clay. Jax responds, "Maybe we're not so different."
* ObfuscatingDisability: In season Season 5, Clay suffers a gunshot wound to the chest that damages his lungs and gets him put on an oxygen tank. Midway through the season season, it is revealed that he has completely healed and in perfect health, but he continues to wear the tank and pretend to be weak and frail.



** In the series premiere, Clay forces Unser to stay on as chief of police by threatening to destroy Unser's trucking business
** [[spoiler: Juice]] is forced to help the police or [[spoiler: Potter will reveal to the club that he is half black]]

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** In the series premiere, Clay forces Unser to stay on as chief of police by threatening to destroy Unser's trucking business
business.
** [[spoiler: Juice]] is forced to help the police or [[spoiler: Potter will reveal to the club that he is half black]]black]].



** Jax has to keep Clay alive and keep the club in business with the Irish and the drug cartel or [[spoiler: the CIA will withdraw its protection and let the feds arrest everyone in the club]]

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** Jax has to keep Clay alive and keep the club in business with the Irish and the drug cartel or [[spoiler: the CIA will withdraw its protection and let the feds Feds arrest everyone in the club]]club]].



** In season 1, Clay when Unser tells him [[spoiler: Stahl set up Opie to look like a rat; Tig had just gone out to execute Opie (and kills Donna by mistake) on Clay's orders.]]
* {{Oireland}}: A major part of Season 3

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** In season Season 1, Clay when Unser tells him [[spoiler: Stahl set up Opie to look like a rat; Tig had just gone out to execute Opie (and kills Donna by mistake) on Clay's orders.]]
* {{Oireland}}: A major part of Season 33.



** A number of non-Irish actors play Irish characters. Creator/TitusWelliver (who plays Jimmy O) has the worst accent. At times he manages to do a passing Irish accent, but with his pronunciation of certain words he actually ends up sounding more English or Newfoundlander than Ireland.

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** A number of non-Irish actors play Irish characters. Creator/TitusWelliver (who plays Jimmy O) has the worst accent. At times he manages to do a passing Irish accent, but with his pronunciation of certain words he actually ends up sounding more English or Newfoundlander than Ireland.Irish.



** In season 5, [[spoiler:Carla forces Gemma and Nero at gunpoint to have sex in front of her. She did this out of jealousy, since she had an unrequited crush on Nero (who turns out is in fact her half-brother). Gemma and Nero start, but refuse to go along with it when Gemma breaks down crying. Carla then shoots herself.]]

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** In season Season 5, [[spoiler:Carla forces Gemma and Nero at gunpoint to have sex in front of her. She did this out of jealousy, since she had an unrequited crush on Nero (who turns out is in fact her half-brother). Gemma and Nero start, but refuse to go along with it when Gemma breaks down crying. Carla then shoots herself.]]



* ReplacementGoldfish: After Half-sack's actor wanted to leave the show, two-fingered Chuck seemed to replace his part as the club's chewtoy and butt monkey pretty easily.

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* ReplacementGoldfish: After Half-sack's actor wanted to leave the show, two-fingered Chuck seemed to replace his part as the club's chewtoy chew toy and butt monkey pretty easily.



** A minor one is in Season 3, after Opie goes berserk at the Lin Triadís porn party, Henry Lin is pissed, and, to smooth things over, Clay hands over the Cacuzza Crime Family, one of their biggest gun customers. In Season 4, the Italians are mentioned in passing as being their customers again, and when the Lin Triad makes a bid for the Family's business in Season 6, there is no mention of their previous deal.
* RevengeByProxy: In the season 4 finale, Tig unwittingly killed the girlfriend of another gangster during a DriveByShooting when he was aiming for the gangster in retribution for another crime (his culpability for which had been fabricated by Jax). It turns out that the girlfriend was the daughter of Damon Pope, the undisputed kingpin of black crime in Oakland. ''His'' retribution for Tig's stupidity is to burn Tig's daughter alive.

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** A minor one is in Season 3, after Opie goes berserk at the Lin Triadís porn party, Henry Lin is pissed, and, and to smooth things over, Clay hands over the Cacuzza Crime Family, one of their biggest gun customers. In Season 4, the Italians are mentioned in passing as being their customers again, and when the Lin Triad makes a bid for the Family's business in Season 6, there is no mention of their previous deal.
* RevengeByProxy: In the season Season 4 finale, Tig unwittingly killed the girlfriend of another gangster during a DriveByShooting when he was aiming for the gangster in retribution for another crime (his culpability for which had been fabricated by Jax). It turns out that the girlfriend was the daughter of Damon Pope, the undisputed kingpin of black crime in Oakland. ''His'' retribution for Tig's stupidity is to burn Tig's daughter alive.



* ShirtlessScene: Jax gets these most often, but there are small doses of Opie, Juice and Happy mixed in.

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* ShirtlessScene: Jax gets these most often, but there are small doses of Opie, Juice Juice, and Happy mixed in.



* StalkerWithACrush: Josh Kohn
* StrawHypocrite: Ethan Zobelle is initially presented as a white supremacist who is trying to run the Sons Of Anarchy out of town. His white supremacist right hand man thinks this is because the Sons are selling guns to latino and black groups. However Zobelle has no issue with dealing with nonwhite gangs. Zobelle is actually an FBI informant who is trying to kill the gun trade and make a tidy sum of money in the process.
* StuffedInTheFridge: Subverted in season 2. After Zobelle has [[spoiler: Gemma gang raped]] just to scare and anger the club, [[spoiler: Gemma]] refuses to let them find out specifically to avoid this.

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* StalkerWithACrush: Josh Kohn
Kohn.
* StrawHypocrite: Ethan Zobelle is initially presented as a white supremacist who is trying to run the Sons Of Anarchy out of town. His white supremacist right hand man thinks this is because the Sons are selling guns to latino Latino and black Black groups. However Zobelle has no issue with dealing with nonwhite gangs. Zobelle is actually an FBI informant who is trying to kill the gun trade and make a tidy sum of money in the process.
* StuffedInTheFridge: Subverted in season Season 2. After Zobelle has [[spoiler: Gemma gang raped]] just to scare and anger the club, [[spoiler: Gemma]] refuses to let them find out specifically to avoid this.



* TheCameo: NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony as one of one of Markís men

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* TheCameo: NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony as one of one of Markís men men.



* TongueTrauma: In the last episode of season 5, [[spoiler:Otto Delaney]] bites off his own tongue and throws it at a two-way mirror when he's formally interrogated about his murder of a nurse.

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* TongueTrauma: In the last episode of season Season 5, [[spoiler:Otto Delaney]] bites off his own tongue and throws it at a two-way mirror when he's formally interrogated about his murder of a nurse.



** While the main characters are already antiheroes at best, [[spoiler:Clay Morrow]] becomes the villain in season 4.
** By season 5, Jax's own steady path toward villainy is repeatedly lampshaded.

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** While the main characters are already antiheroes at best, [[spoiler:Clay Morrow]] becomes the villain in season Season 4.
** By season Season 5, Jax's own steady path toward villainy is repeatedly lampshaded.



* WeaksauceWeakness: Tig is a cold-blooded killer who happens to have a crippling fear of dolls

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* WeaksauceWeakness: Tig is a cold-blooded killer who happens to have a crippling fear of dollsdolls.



*** "Wolfsangel" has [[spoiler:the Irish killing Phil and V Lin for trying to hand off the gun running and delivering more KG-9s used in the shooting, and Lee Toriq is behind Otto's and Tara's suffering, before Otto kills him as he is gunned down.]]

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*** "Wolfsangel" has [[spoiler:the Irish killing Phil and V Lin for trying to hand off the gun running and delivering more KG-9s used in the shooting, and Lee Toriq Toric is behind Otto's and Tara's suffering, before Otto kills him as he is gunned down.]]



*** The season 6 finale "A Mother's Work", [[spoiler:Jax agrees to take the fall for the club over the school shooting. Gemma, believing she ratted on the club, murders Tara, which results in Juice killing Eli Roosevelt, when they discover the women at the scene.]]

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*** The season Season 6 finale "A Mother's Work", [[spoiler:Jax agrees to take the fall for the club over the school shooting. Gemma, believing she ratted on the club, murders Tara, which results in Juice killing Eli Roosevelt, when they discover the women at the scene.]]



*** "Red Rose" is just as bad, if not ''worse'', than the previous episode: [[spoiler:With nothing left to live for, Juice lets Tully kill him before the Chinese do. Unser goes after Gemma and gets to her before Jax does. Before he can leave with her, Jax shows up and confronts them. Jax kills Unser after he refuses to leave Gemma. After spending the entire episode debating on what he should do with Gemma, Jax eventually ''kills his own mother'']].

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*** "Red Rose" is just as bad, if not ''worse'', than the previous episode: [[spoiler:With [[spoiler: With nothing left to live for, Juice lets Tully kill him before the Chinese do. Unser goes after Gemma and gets to her before Jax does. Before he can leave with her, Jax shows up and confronts them. Jax kills Unser after he refuses to leave Gemma. After spending the entire episode debating on what he should do with Gemma, Jax eventually ''kills his own mother'']].
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* DeadManSwitch: A variant with drug kingpin Damon Pope who, to ensure his own survival, has arranged a kill contract to be activated in the event of his death, offering a huge reward to whoever assassinates his killers. [[spoiler:Jax gets around it by framing Clay Morrow for Pope's murder.]]
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* LittleMissBadass: ActionGirl Trinity Ashby, not so young but kinda little and definitely {{Badass}}
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* GanglandDriveBy: Tig performs a drive-by shooting on Laroy (usually an ally of the Sons) in broad daylight while he's at a restaurant with his girlfriend because he--falsely--believed Laroy to be responsible for a previous hit on Clay. He misses Laroy and shoots the girlfriend instead, which both results in an immediate high-speed pursuit by an angry Laroy that Tig only survives with Jax's help, and later the girlfriend's father, a powerful drug kingpin, seeking revenge on both Tig and SAMCRO.
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