History Series / TheAvengers

5th Jun '18 8:28:43 AM Spindriver
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* PartTimeHero: Tara King was the first of Steed's associates to be a professional agent like him; all those that came before were "talented amateurs" who maintained their own careers between outings with Steed. The having-to-balance-heroing-with-real-life side of the trope rarely came up with any of them, though.
** Emma Peel is shown pursuing numerous hobbies that suggest she is rather lonely since the disappearance of her husband. No wonder she always looks happy to be solving mysteries with Steed.

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* PartTimeHero: Tara King was the first of Steed's associates to be a professional agent like him; all those that came before were "talented amateurs" who maintained their own careers between outings with Steed. The having-to-balance-heroing-with-real-life side of the trope rarely came up with any of them, though.
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though. Emma Peel is shown pursuing numerous hobbies that suggest she is rather lonely since the disappearance of her husband. No husband; no wonder she always looks happy to be solving mysteries with Steed.



** Steed and Miss King
*** Debatable: unlike Gale and Peel, Steed and King were shown in unambiguously romantic scenarios and both actors have indicated their belief that the two were in an off-screen relationship. Macnee has also stated his belief that Steed and Peel were lovers, too, though there is no indication of this on screen.

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** Steed and Miss King
*** Debatable:
King -- though that may be debatable, as unlike Gale and Peel, Steed and King were shown in unambiguously romantic scenarios and both actors have indicated their belief that the two were in an off-screen relationship. Macnee has also stated his belief that Steed and Peel were lovers, too, though there is no indication of this on screen.



* TheRemake: They used to remake their own episodes. Ones with Cathy Gale were often remade with either Emma Peel or Tara King. They made three episodes with exactly the same plot, one with each of them.
** Justified in that in the 1960s episodes were wiped after being shown.

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* TheRemake: They used to remake their own episodes. Ones with Cathy Gale were often remade with either Emma Peel or Tara King. They made three episodes with exactly the same plot, one with each of them.
** Justified
them. This was justified in that in the 1960s 1960s, episodes were wiped after being shown.



* AlanSmithee: "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Station" gives script credit to "Brian Sheriff," alias Brian Clemens and Roger Marshall (when Marshall left the series due to CreativeDifferences with Clemens, he rewrote Marshall's script - the pen-name indicates [[MeaningfulName the sheriff doing the marshal's job]]).

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* AlanSmithee: "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Station" gives script credit to "Brian Sheriff," alias Brian Clemens and Roger Marshall (when Marshall left the series due to CreativeDifferences with Clemens, he rewrote Marshall's script - -- the pen-name indicates [[MeaningfulName the sheriff doing the marshal's job]]).



* BloodlessCarnage

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* BloodlessCarnageBloodlessCarnage: This was a spy-action series with quite a few fatalities, but it was the 1960s, so the blood and gore was minimal.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At one point, Steed infiltrates into a society of radical cat lovers, and the director asks him about his own cat. Steed proceeds to describe in great detail his "beloved pussy Emma", and looks quite amused when the director asks how nice Emma feels purring in his lap.
** From the arrival of Cathy Gale onwards, innuendo became a hallmark of the series.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At From the arrival of Cathy Gale onwards, innuendo became a hallmark of the series. In one point, episode, Steed infiltrates into a society of radical cat lovers, and the director asks him about his own cat. Steed proceeds to describe in great detail his "beloved pussy Emma", and looks quite amused when the director asks how nice Emma feels purring in his lap. \n** From the arrival of Cathy Gale onwards, innuendo became a hallmark of the series.



* HellBentForLeather

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* HellBentForLeatherHellBentForLeather: Cathy and, initially, Emma had a taste for leather outfits.



* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup

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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackupNoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Science in this milieu seems to be a little mad by default.



* PullingTheRugOut: Used as a method of murder in "Look - (Stop Me If You've Heard This One) But There Were These Two Fellers...". The two murderous clowns slide a length of red carpet under Lord Dessington's door. When the distracted Dessington steps on it, they yank it out from under his feet, and Dessington plummets to doom out of an open window.

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* PullingTheRugOut: Used as a method of murder in "Look - -- (Stop Me If You've Heard This One) But There Were These Two Fellers...". The two murderous clowns slide a length of red carpet under Lord Dessington's door. When the distracted Dessington steps on it, they yank it out from under his feet, and Dessington plummets to doom out of an open window.



* SheFu

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* SheFuSheFu: The female leads were clearly all black belts...
30th May '18 5:55:45 PM costanton11
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* ActorAllusion: In "Too Many Christmas Trees", Cathy Gale sends Steed and Peel a postcard from [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Fort Knox]].
--> '''Steed''': ''(after Mrs. Peel hands him a Christmas card from Cathy Gale)'' Mrs. Gale! Oh, how nice of her to remember me. What ''can'' she be doing in [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Fort Knox]]?
13th May '18 5:24:21 AM foxley
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* SmartHouse: "Complex" has a Canadian intelligence building controlled by an AI. The AI has control over all of the building's systems. Turns into SapientHouse territory when the AI starts uses the those systems to murder anyone who comes too close to discovering its secret.
13th May '18 5:23:11 AM MarkLungo
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* RenegadeRussian: In the "K is for Kill" two-parter, Colonel Stanislav is a hardliner who is not happy with the thawing Cold War, and puts in a motion a scheme set up after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII in an attempt to trigger World War III.

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* RenegadeRussian: In the "K is for Kill" two-parter, Colonel Stanislav is a hardliner who is not happy with the thawing Cold War, and puts in a motion a scheme set up after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII in an attempt to trigger World War III.WorldWarIII.



* RodAndReelRepurposed : The sentries in "The Eagle's Nest" are disguised as anglers, and use their fishing rods and weighted lures to kill any outsiders who come too close to discovering the island's secret.

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* RodAndReelRepurposed : RodAndReelRepurposed: The sentries in "The Eagle's Nest" are disguised as anglers, and use their fishing rods and weighted lures to kill any outsiders who come too close to discovering the island's secret.



* SapientHouse: In "Complex", the AI controlling the building siezes control of the building systems and uses them to murder anyone wit thinks is getting too close to uncovering its secret.

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* SapientHouse: In "Complex", the AI controlling the building siezes control of the building systems and uses them to murder anyone wit it thinks is getting too close to uncovering its secret.
13th May '18 5:19:39 AM foxley
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* SapientHouse: In "Complex", the AI controlling the building siezes control of the building systems and uses them to murder anyone wit thinks is getting too close to uncovering its secret.
5th May '18 11:41:38 PM Saveelich
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Not to be confused with [[ComicBook/TheAvengers the American comic]] or [[Film/TheAvengers2012 its film adaptation]], [[MarketBasedTitle the latter of which was renamed]] ''Avengers Assemble'' for the British market for precisely this reason.

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Not to be confused with [[ComicBook/TheAvengers the American comic]] comic book superhero team]] or [[Film/TheAvengers2012 its film adaptation]], [[MarketBasedTitle the latter of which was renamed]] ''Avengers Assemble'' for the British market for precisely this reason.
reason.
27th Apr '18 8:13:35 AM AmuckCricetine
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27th Apr '18 8:13:34 AM AmuckCricetine
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* AuctionOfEvil

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* AuctionOfEvilAuctionOfEvil:



* BadassInANiceSuit: Steed.

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* BadassInANiceSuit: Steed.Steed is a ''very'' well dressed secret agent, and knows how to kick ass.



* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Steed, naturally.

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* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Steed, naturally.Steed: British, polite, charming and [[CulturedBadass a force to be reckoned with]].


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* UnbuiltTrope: Emma Peel is one of the codifiers for the SpyCatsuit. And yet she switched to a practical one rather quickly, and even so it still looks more like something a biker would actually wear.
25th Mar '18 3:56:17 PM SeptimusHeap
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* IconicOutfit: The {{Spy Catsuit}}s, which came to be known as "Emma peelers".

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* IconicOutfit: IconicOutfit:
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The {{Spy Catsuit}}s, which came to be known as "Emma peelers".
7th Mar '18 8:36:26 AM Saveelich
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The series was originally created as a vehicle for Ian Hendry (who would [[DeletedRole not-quite]] appear in [[Film/CasinoRoyale1967 a not-quite Bond film]]), to capitalise on the popularity he had developed during his previous show, ''Police Surgeon''. In the {{pilot}}, his character, Dr David Keel, was recruited by spy John Steed (Macnee) as a part-time expert assistant in return for Steed's help capturing the murderers of Keel's wife; this was pretty much [[ArtifactTitle the last time in the series any actual]] ''[[ArtifactTitle avenging]]'' [[ArtifactTitle took place]]. This first series was generally a grim-and-gritty crime affair, centering around drug smugglers, arms dealers and endless cases involving stolen diamonds.

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The series was originally created as a vehicle for Ian Hendry Creator/IanHendry (who would [[DeletedRole not-quite]] appear in [[Film/CasinoRoyale1967 a not-quite Bond film]]), to capitalise on the popularity he had developed during his previous show, ''Police Surgeon''. In the {{pilot}}, his character, Dr David Keel, was recruited by spy John Steed (Macnee) as a part-time expert assistant in return for Steed's help capturing the murderers of Keel's wife; this was pretty much [[ArtifactTitle the last time in the series any actual]] ''[[ArtifactTitle avenging]]'' [[ArtifactTitle took place]]. This first series was generally a grim-and-gritty crime affair, centering around drug smugglers, arms dealers and endless cases involving stolen diamonds.
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