History Series / TheCape

26th Apr '16 12:23:26 AM aye_amber
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** During the robbery montage in the pilot, one of the costume sets the gang wears strongly resembles a cross between the nun costumes worn in TheTown, mixed with clown attire.

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** During the robbery montage in the pilot, one of the costume sets the gang wears strongly resembles a cross between the nun costumes worn in TheTown, Film/TheTown, mixed with clown attire.
19th Apr '16 4:15:40 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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13th Apr '16 3:29:52 AM morenohijazo
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* MobBossSuitFitting: It had a scene with Peter Fleming and Scales meeting at a tailor to discuss buisness. Although Scales is just there to talk, Fleming insists on buying him a suit as well.
2nd Feb '16 1:41:24 PM kyeo
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* TheCastShowoff: Only took two episodes to get Summer Glau into a dance leotard, even if it was only for a few seconds of an aerial silk stance.


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* PopCulturalOsmosis: Probably best known now by ''Series/{{Community}}'' fans for being the inspiration for Abed's CatchPhrase "Six seasons and a movie!"
24th Jan '16 4:21:25 PM nombretomado
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With the world believing Vince dead, he takes on the persona of his son's favorite superhero, a Franchise/{{Batman}}-esque figure known as [[TitleDrop The Cape]]. The circus troupe trains him in a combination of martial-arts, stage magic, and [[BadassCape using a specially designed cape as a weapon]]. Teaming up with the Carnival and an [[IntrepidReporter investigative blogger]] called [[SummerGlau Orwell]] who has an interest in bringing Fleming down, Vince sets out to expose ARK, save the city and [[ClearMyName clear his name]].

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With the world believing Vince dead, he takes on the persona of his son's favorite superhero, a Franchise/{{Batman}}-esque figure known as [[TitleDrop The Cape]]. The circus troupe trains him in a combination of martial-arts, stage magic, and [[BadassCape using a specially designed cape as a weapon]]. Teaming up with the Carnival and an [[IntrepidReporter investigative blogger]] called [[SummerGlau [[Creator/SummerGlau Orwell]] who has an interest in bringing Fleming down, Vince sets out to expose ARK, save the city and [[ClearMyName clear his name]].



* IntrepidReporter: In a nod to the modern mediascape, she's a blogger, rather than an Old Media type. Since she's played by SummerGlau, we get the HotScoop trope thrown in.

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* IntrepidReporter: In a nod to the modern mediascape, she's a blogger, rather than an Old Media type. Since she's played by SummerGlau, Creator/SummerGlau, we get the HotScoop trope thrown in.
26th Dec '15 11:43:20 AM nombretomado
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* GoldenAge: It can be argued to be a modernization of this era; it is not quite as ludicrous as some of the things the SilverAge was (in)famous for.

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* GoldenAge: It can be argued to be a modernization of this era; it is not quite as ludicrous as some of the things the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} was (in)famous for.



* SilverAge: The show wears its heart on its sleeve when it comes to its content.
11th Oct '15 3:22:13 AM erforce
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** In "Tarot", Orwell uses a fake name: Diane [[GailSimone Simone]].
** "Scales on a Train" is a not-so-subtle nod to ''SnakesOnAPlane''.

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** In "Tarot", Orwell uses a fake name: Diane [[GailSimone [[Creator/GailSimone Simone]].
** "Scales on a Train" is a not-so-subtle nod to ''SnakesOnAPlane''.''Film/SnakesOnAPlane''.
1st Sep '15 6:54:54 AM DrImpossible
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* XMeetsY: ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' meets Silver-Age comics. Given that the show is on NBC and uses some of the same visual motifs (like the way the title cards fade into the scene, and the comparability of the in-universe's comic panels to 8th Wonders) comparisons to ''Heroes'' are inevitable.

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* XMeetsY: ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' meets Silver-Age Golden-Age comics. Given that the show is on NBC and uses some of the same visual motifs (like the way the title cards fade into the scene, and the comparability of the in-universe's comic panels to 8th Wonders) comparisons to ''Heroes'' are inevitable.
1st Sep '15 5:42:05 AM DrImpossible
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* BatmanGambit: Run by a villain of all people. [[spoiler: Chess kills the new chief of police in a city with a history of organized criminal activity in order to have the city's police force privatized and turned over to his company. He then frames Vince Faraday and makes it look like he was Chess, and makes it look like Chess was killed on live television in broad daylight. End result: Chess controls the city's police and is believed to be dead while his alter ego operates with impunity and is believed to be an upstanding, well meaning corporate executive.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Run by a villain of all people. [[spoiler: Chess kills the new chief of police in a city with a history of organized criminal activity in order to have the city's police force privatized and turned over to his company. He then frames Vince Faraday and makes it look like he was Chess, and makes it look like Chess was killed on live television in broad daylight. End result: Chess controls the city's police and is believed to be dead while his alter ego operates with impunity and is believed to be an upstanding, well meaning corporate executive.]]
1st Sep '15 5:37:01 AM DrImpossible
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The Cape is Vince Faraday, a cop in the [[WretchedHive highly corrupt]] Palm City whose [[LawEnforcementInc police force has been privatized]] under the ARK corporation. Vince uncovers evidence against ARK's CEO, Peter Fleming, who is really a costumed terrorist known as Chess. Fleming responds by having Vince framed for Chess' crimes. Vince then "dies" in an explosion, only to be rescued by the "Carnival of Crime", a shady underground circus troupe.

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The Cape is Vince Faraday, a cop in the [[WretchedHive highly corrupt]] Palm City whose [[LawEnforcementInc police force has been privatized]] under the ARK corporation. Vince uncovers evidence against ARK's CEO, Peter Fleming, who is really a costumed terrorist masked crimelord known as Chess. Fleming responds by having Vince framed for Chess' crimes. Vince then "dies" in an explosion, only to be rescued by the "Carnival of Crime", a shady underground circus troupe.
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