History Series / TalesFromTheDarkside

22nd Jul '16 3:39:06 PM Dvandemon
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On February 21, 2016 the plans for a television reboot of the series was adapted to a four issue comic book miniseries authored by [[Creator/JoeHill Joe Hill]] and published by [[Creator/IDWPublishing IDW]]; the first issue of which was released in June. The comic depicts an anthology of supernaturally ironic horror stories, much like the series, only this time loosely connected by the presence of a RealityWarper with [[PowerIncontinence unstable powers]] and a [[SuperpoweredEvilSide split personality]]. Two issues of the series are meant to detail his backstory as worldbuilding. While only slated for four issues, both Hill and IDW are open to expanding into a regular comic series if it is well received.

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On February 21, 2016 the plans for a television reboot of the series was adapted to a four issue comic book miniseries authored by [[Creator/JoeHill Joe Hill]] Hill]], illustreated by [[ComicBook/LockeAndKey Gabriel Rodriguez]] and published by [[Creator/IDWPublishing IDW]]; the first issue of which was released in June. The comic depicts an anthology of supernaturally ironic horror stories, much like the series, only this time loosely connected by the presence of a RealityWarper with [[PowerIncontinence unstable powers]] and a [[SuperpoweredEvilSide split personality]]. Two issues of the series are meant to detail his backstory as worldbuilding. While only slated for four issues, both Hill and IDW are open to expanding into a regular comic series if it is well received.
22nd Jul '16 3:36:40 PM Dvandemon
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On February 21, 2016 the plans for a television reboot of the series was adapted to a four issue comic book miniseries authored by [[Creator/JoeHill Joe Hill]] and published by [[Creator/IDWPublishing IDW]]; the first issue of which was released in June. The comic depicts an anthology of supernaturally ironic horror stories, much like the series, only this time loosely connected by the presence of a RealityWarper with [[PowerIncontinence unstable powers]] and a [[SuperpoweredEvilSide split personality]]. Two issues of the series are meant to detail his backstory as worldbuilding. While only slated for four issues, both Hill and IDW are open to expanding into a regular comic series if it is well received.
24th May '16 1:15:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: The Demon in "Let the Games Begin" is a blond HornyDevil.
28th Mar '16 4:24:09 AM 3rdStringPG
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Timmy's dad from "Monster In My Room."]] If there is a character the show doesn't want you to feel sympathy towards, when they get whats coming to 'em, then they usually fall under this category.

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Timmy's dad stepdad from "Monster In My Room."]] If there is a character the show doesn't want you to feel sympathy towards, when they get whats coming to 'em, then they usually fall under this category.
16th Feb '16 9:36:27 AM Sharlee
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** The ''entire family'' in "Grandma's Last Wish" are more preoccupied with their own wants and concerns than each other ... including Grandma, who's too busy being pleased that her wish is coming true to mind that her own relatives are being injured and even brain-damaged.
26th Jan '16 2:01:23 AM aye_amber
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13th Dec '15 4:25:54 PM Winner1
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* [[AlasPoorVillain AlasPoorJerkass]]: In "I Just Can't Help But Say Goodbye", Max's death is very harsh for a man whose only crime was being afraid of a CreepyChild. It's very depressing to watch as he painfully and slowly loses his ability to breathe from his asthma attack, with the color fading from his face as he DiesWideOpen, his last words begging not to die as his wife watches.

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* [[AlasPoorVillain AlasPoorJerkass]]: Alas Poor Jerkass]]: In "I Just Can't Help But Say Goodbye", Max's death is very harsh for a man whose only crime was being afraid of a CreepyChild. It's very depressing to watch as he painfully and slowly loses his ability to breathe from his asthma attack, with the color fading from his face as he DiesWideOpen, his last words begging not to die as his wife watches.



* FacingDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: In "I Can't Help But Say Goodbye," Karen foresees her impending death, but does nothing to prevent it, accepting her fate.]]

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* FacingDeathWithDignity: FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: In "I Can't Help But Say Goodbye," Karen foresees her impending death, but does nothing to prevent it, accepting her fate.]]



* MonsterFaceTurn: In the climax of "The Casavin Curse," it's revealed that the curse transforms people into monsters in order to kill the ones they love.
13th Dec '15 4:24:06 PM Winner1
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* AlasPoorJerkass: In "I Just Can't Help But Say Goodbye", Max's death is very harsh for a man whose only crime was being afraid of a CreepyChild. It's very depressing to watch as he painfully and slowly loses his ability to breathe from his asthma attack, with the color fading from his face as he DiesWideOpen, his last words begging not to die as his wife watches.

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* AlasPoorJerkass: [[AlasPoorVillain AlasPoorJerkass]]: In "I Just Can't Help But Say Goodbye", Max's death is very harsh for a man whose only crime was being afraid of a CreepyChild. It's very depressing to watch as he painfully and slowly loses his ability to breathe from his asthma attack, with the color fading from his face as he DiesWideOpen, his last words begging not to die as his wife watches.



* FacingDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: In "I Can't Help But Say Goodbye," Karen foresees her impending death, but does nothing to prevent it, accepting her fate.]]
-->'''Karen:''' Goodbye [[spoiler: Karen]]. Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.



* KillTheOnesYouLove: [[spoiler: At the end of "I Can't Help But Say Goodbye," Karen's sister decides to kill Karen after realizing that she can't stop her ability of causing death around her.]]



* MonsterFaceTurn: In the climax of "The Casavin Curse," it's revealed that the curse transforms people into monsters in order to kill the ones they love.



* PersonOfMassDestruction: Karen in "I Can't Help But Say Goodbye" causes the death of everyone around her with her psychic death predictions.



* RedemptionEarnsLife: [[In "The Unhappy Medium," Jenny is spared from eternity in Hell after offering herself in Hell in order to save her parents. Her father is also spared after jumping after her. Unfortunately, her mother is DraggedOffToHell.]]

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* RedemptionEarnsLife: [[In [[spoiler: In "The Unhappy Medium," Jenny is spared from eternity in Hell after offering herself in Hell in order to save her parents. Her father is also spared after jumping after her. Unfortunately, her mother is DraggedOffToHell.]]


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* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler: In "Seasons of Belief," the Grither comes out of nowhere and murders the parents who spoke of its origin right at the last minute of the episode.]]


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* YourDaysAreNumbered: A mobster is dying of terminal illness and attempts to cheat death by salvaging his mind in an unethical experiment.
13th Dec '15 4:11:24 PM Winner1
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* AlasPoorJerkass: In "I Just Can't Help But Say Goodbye", Max's death is very harsh for a man whose only crime was being afraid of a CreepyChild. It's very depressing to watch as he painfully and slowly loses his ability to breathe from his asthma attack, with the color fading from his face as he DiesWideOpen, his last words begging not to die as his wife watches.



* DraggedOffToHell: [[spoiler: In "Trick or Treat," a nasty old man who laughs at scared children is taken to Hell as punishment for his cruelty.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Averted. In "The Unhappy Medium," Jenny attempts to sacrifice herself in order to save her family, but her selfless sacrifice allows her and her father to be spared from death.]]



* ItsAllAboutMe: In "The Unhappy Medium," Caroline complains all about how her life is horrible, despite being judgmental towards her own daughter.



* NeckSnap: [[spoiler: How Tina murders her cousin Nicholas while under "The Casavin Curse."]]



* RedemptionEarnsLife: [[In "The Unhappy Medium," Jenny is spared from eternity in Hell after offering herself in Hell in order to save her parents. Her father is also spared after jumping after her. Unfortunately, her mother is DraggedOffToHell.]]



* SmugSnake: The majority of [[VillainProtagonist villainous protagonists]] are unlikable smug jerks.

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* ShoutOut: The ending of "I Just Can't Help But Say Goodbye" is a nod to the infamous ending to ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen''.
* SinisterMinister: Reverend Farley from "The Unhappy Medium."
* SmugSnake: The majority of [[VillainProtagonist villainous protagonists]] are unlikable smug jerks.
13th Dec '15 3:53:12 PM Winner1
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Linda in "Parlour Floor Front"]], she acts like TheIngenue and wants her husband and herself to live a loving life together in a big house, but [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon she kills her cat and pretends she lost her unborn baby to force a man out of her apartment complex by blaming his voodoo practices for ruining her life. She then cause him to be]] DrivenToSuicide by making him feel guilty for something ''he didn't do''. Then she tries to steal a ring she gave to him from his coffin. [[TooDumbToLive Despite being told to not steal anything from his coffin due to a curse, she does it anyway.]] [[KarmicTwistEnding Her former tenant then returns as a spirit and kills her for the stolen ring]].]]

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: BitchInSheepsClothing:
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[[spoiler:Linda in "Parlour Floor Front"]], she acts like TheIngenue and wants her husband and herself to live a loving life together in a big house, but [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon she kills her cat and pretends she lost her unborn baby to force a man out of her apartment complex by blaming his voodoo practices for ruining her life. She then cause him to be]] DrivenToSuicide by making him feel guilty for something ''he didn't do''. Then she tries to steal a ring she gave to him from his coffin. [[TooDumbToLive Despite being told to not steal anything from his coffin due to a curse, she does it anyway.]] [[KarmicTwistEnding Her former tenant then returns as a spirit and kills her for the stolen ring]].]]
** [[spoiler: Caroline in "The Unhappy Medium"]], she may seem like a morally conservative, devout Christian who only wants the best for her family. However, near the end she reveals her true colors as an uncaring, [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], [[StrawHypocrite sinful]], monster who's willing to throw her own daughter and husband into Hell just to save her own skin. [[spoiler: However, she fails the SecretTestOfCharacter because of this revelation and ends up DraggedOffToHell.
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* CrisisOfFaith: Jenny lost her faith in Christianity after Reverend Farley was revealed to have been a StrawHypocrite.



* EvilAllAlong: Usually the character you'd least suspect is revealed to have been the BigBad.



* IronicEcho: In "Trick or Treat": [[spoiler:"[[DraggedOffToHell You're]] [[ThisIsntHeaven getting]] [[OhCrap warmer.]]"]]

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In "Trick or Treat": [[spoiler:"[[DraggedOffToHell You're]] [[ThisIsntHeaven getting]] [[OhCrap warmer.]]"]]]]"]]
** In "The Unhappy Medium": [[spoiler: [[DraggedOffToHell Caroline, ain't it wondrous!]]]]


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In "The Unhappy Medium," Jonathan is slightly harsh towards his daughter Jenny for her lack of faith in Christianity, but he does care for her. [[spoiler: He even jumps into Hell to save her.]]
* Jerkass[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfJerk : A key trait to a VillainProtagonist or a BitchInSheepsClothing supporting character.


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* PreacherMan: From "The Unhappy Medium," Reverend Farley [[spoiler: pretended to be one of these.]]


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* StrawHypocrite: From "The Unhappy Medium" [[spoiler: Caroline and Reverend Farley]] are not devout Christians despite preaching it.
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