History Series / TheMagnificentSeven

10th Jul '17 8:52:15 AM JamesAustin
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''The Magnificent Seven'' was a short-lived [[TheWestern Western]] Action-Adventure series that ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1998-1999. Like its [[Film/TheMagnificentSeven film namesake]] (and origin in ''Film/SevenSamurai''), it was a story about seven unlikely men (and ultimately heroes) who band together to save a unprotected town (in this case, a isolated village made up of freed slaves and displaced American Indians) who end up sticking around to protect the local town. Unlike the movie, [[SparedByTheAdaptation all seven of the main characters survive the pilot episode]] and are joined by various townspeople for further adventures.
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!!This series provides examples of:

* AccidentalAimingSkills: After Ezra shoots a man from a mirror's reflection.
--> '''Vin:''' Nice shot, pard.
--> '''Ezra:''' Dreadful. I was aiming to kill him but the mirror was cracked.
** And later:
--> '''Vin:''' You shoot a cannon pretty well, pard.
--> '''Ezra:''' Dreadful. I was trying to hit Anderson.
* BadassLongcoat: Chris Larabee Winked at in the Pilot where our first scene of Larabee frames him coming out of the swinging bat-wing doors in afternoon sunlight, wind kicking up his black duster. Oh, and he's also smoking. Almost qualifies as a small Crowning Moment of Awesome.
* BadassPreacher: Josiah Sanchez, big-time.
** Up the badass ante by having him played by Creator/RonPerlman.
* {{Big Damn Heroes}}: Pretty much every episode, whether the move ends out working out for them or not.
* BountyHunter: Vin Tanner used to be one of these.
* BoxedCrook: How Ezra gets roped into staying.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Ezra to his mother Maude pretty much every time they meet.
* [[ChangedMyMindKid Changed My Mind, Kid]]: Ezra in the pilot
* ChivalrousPervert: Buck Wilmington
* CircuitJudge: Orin Travis
* CityWithNoName: The Seven's town is never named onscreen, though the fandom has universally adopted "Four Corners".
* ClearMyName: Vin is wanted in Texas for a murder he didn't commit, a problem which comes up periodically but is never actually resolved.
* CombatMedic: Nathan Jackson
* CoolOldLady: Nettie Wells of "The Collector".
* CrusadingWidower: Chris
* CycleOfRevenge: "Vendetta" There's a whole family of crazies from Kansas City complete with suitable black costuming and scary Mom.
* DisguisedInDrag: In "Working Girls", Ezra winds up as this.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Nathan's mother. In order to prevent the slave master from selling 7-year old Nathan away from his family, she allowed the man to repeatedly rape her. When she discovered that she might be pregnant with his baby, she went insane and drowned herself.]]
* GoldTooth: Ezra has one.
* TheGunfighterWannabe - JD
* TheGunslinger - Chris, though all of the seven qualify at some point.
* GunsAkimbo: Let's face it, with the exception of possibly Nathan, everyone of the seven is armed to the teeth with not just a signature character gun, but a backup one too. JD is notable for having matching pistols which he frequently fires simultaneously. (Sometimes while flying through the air ala "Hot Fuzz")
* {{Gun Twirling}} Frequent throughout the series- as it ''is'' a Western. JD displays some fancy gun work in the Pilot to show he's good enough to join the seven. Totally backfires when he falls off his horse as a result.
--> '''JD''': Whoa. I hear you fellas are headed for a fight. My name is JD Dunne, and I can ride. Whoa. And I can shoot.
** This later turns into a wink at {{Juggling Loaded Guns}} when JD takes the position of Sheriff:
---> '''JD''': I'll be fine, Buck. Look what I found. Navy colt .44! (Spins the chamber dramatically)
---> '''Buck''': Don't do that, okay? It can come loose and then it could come out. Put the gun down. You're going to be sheriff?
---> Buck ends up being right when the gun falls to pieces just when JD needs it.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Chris, due to the deaths of his wife and son.
* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Ezra gives Li Pong enough money to go back to her family in San Fransisco, even though he wants her to stay with him.
* InTheBack: Chris to JD, "You don't shoot nobody in the back."
* {{It Works Better with Bullets}}: Vin, in "The New Law" gets the drop on a thief and takes the bullets out of his gun before "arresting" him.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ezra, especially in the episode "Chinatown".
* KnifeNut: Nathan
* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai
* NaiveNewcomer: Oh, JD.
* NeverLearnedToRead: Vin; he's learning later on however.
* TheNotableNumeral Guess which?
* NothingUpMySleeve: Ezra Standish
* ParentalAbandonment: Maude always dumped Ezra at any relative's house when he was a child, only coming back to get him when she needed his help in a con.
* PocketProtector: Ezra gets shot, but it turns out the large sums of money he was thinking of making off with stopped the bullet. Played for laughs when he decides it's best his friends don't trust him with holding the finances in the future - despite its life-saving capabilities.
* ProfessionalGambler: Ezra and Maude Standish
* {{Ragtag Bunch of Misfits}}: The entire premise of the pilot rests on said misfits becoming the The Magnificent Seven Samurai. Hence the name of the show.
* RecruitingTheCriminal: Chris offers Ezra a spot after seeing him run a scam.
-->'''Nathan''': Why would we want to use a cheater?
-->'''Chris''': Might need one.
* TheRemnant: The antagonists for "Ghosts of the Confederacy"
* RomancingTheWidow: Buck and Ezra make a bet on which one of them can get close to a widowed woman on a wagon train, by making nice with the woman's bratty son. Josiah ends up winning.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Ezra
--> '''Ezra:''' Well, sir, now that we are rid of that loathsome curmudgeon, you may effect my emancipation.
--> '''JD:''' Huh?
--> '''Ezra:''' Let me out.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Casey Wells (JD's crush) with a little help from some of the guys. Due to her {{Tomboy}} nature, JD has thought of her more in terms of competition until she shows up in a dress. Backfires when she loses the skirt while tripping in public.
* SonOfAWhore: Buck
* SouthernBelle: Maude Standish, or at least she does a good impression.
* SouthernGentleman: Ezra Standish.
* [[SouthoftheBorder South of the Border:]] Purgatorio
* TakeUpMySword
* TarAndFeathers: Ezra narrowly escapes this in "The New Law" after gambling with an entire clan. Possibly lampshaded earlier in the episode by Vin:
--> ''' Ezra:''' As for myself, I'm a few well-played poker games away from owning this saloon. And with no guns in town, there should be fewer ways for disgruntled losers to seek reprisal.
--> '''Vin:''' There's always tar and feathers.
** And then later that week:
--> '''Nathan:''' Is that tar on your face?
--> '''Ezra:''' Look, we really need to leave this municipality now.
--> '''Vin:''' Make some new friends Back there, Ezra?
--> '''Ezra:''' Uh, I neglected to abide by a fundamental tenet in my line of work. Never gamble with an entire clan. Hyah!
* {{Tsundere}}: Casey Wells, JD's sort-of crush. When he actually notices she's female, at least.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: It's never specified what state the Seven's town is in.
* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler: Ella Gaines: Chris's ex-girlfriend, who offs his pregnant wife, Sarah and young son Adam and burns down his ranch because they were impeding her future happiness with him.]]
* YoungGun: JD Dunne

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[[quoteright:333:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_magnificent_seven-show_6838.jpg]]
''The Magnificent Seven'' was a short-lived [[TheWestern Western]] Action-Adventure series that ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1998-1999. Like its [[Film/TheMagnificentSeven film namesake]] (and origin in ''Film/SevenSamurai''), it was a story about seven unlikely men (and ultimately heroes) who band together to save a unprotected town (in this case, a isolated village made up of freed slaves and displaced American Indians) who end up sticking around to protect the local town. Unlike the movie, [[SparedByTheAdaptation all seven of the main characters survive the pilot episode]] and are joined by various townspeople for further adventures.
----
!!This series provides examples of:

* AccidentalAimingSkills: After Ezra shoots a man from a mirror's reflection.
--> '''Vin:''' Nice shot, pard.
--> '''Ezra:''' Dreadful. I was aiming to kill him but the mirror was cracked.
** And later:
--> '''Vin:''' You shoot a cannon pretty well, pard.
--> '''Ezra:''' Dreadful. I was trying to hit Anderson.
* BadassLongcoat: Chris Larabee Winked at in the Pilot where our first scene of Larabee frames him coming out of the swinging bat-wing doors in afternoon sunlight, wind kicking up his black duster. Oh, and he's also smoking. Almost qualifies as a small Crowning Moment of Awesome.
* BadassPreacher: Josiah Sanchez, big-time.
** Up the badass ante by having him played by Creator/RonPerlman.
* {{Big Damn Heroes}}: Pretty much every episode, whether the move ends out working out for them or not.
* BountyHunter: Vin Tanner used to be one of these.
* BoxedCrook: How Ezra gets roped into staying.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Ezra to his mother Maude pretty much every time they meet.
* [[ChangedMyMindKid Changed My Mind, Kid]]: Ezra in the pilot
* ChivalrousPervert: Buck Wilmington
* CircuitJudge: Orin Travis
* CityWithNoName: The Seven's town is never named onscreen, though the fandom has universally adopted "Four Corners".
* ClearMyName: Vin is wanted in Texas for a murder he didn't commit, a problem which comes up periodically but is never actually resolved.
* CombatMedic: Nathan Jackson
* CoolOldLady: Nettie Wells of "The Collector".
* CrusadingWidower: Chris
* CycleOfRevenge: "Vendetta" There's a whole family of crazies from Kansas City complete with suitable black costuming and scary Mom.
* DisguisedInDrag: In "Working Girls", Ezra winds up as this.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Nathan's mother. In order to prevent the slave master from selling 7-year old Nathan away from his family, she allowed the man to repeatedly rape her. When she discovered that she might be pregnant with his baby, she went insane and drowned herself.]]
* GoldTooth: Ezra has one.
* TheGunfighterWannabe - JD
* TheGunslinger - Chris, though all of the seven qualify at some point.
* GunsAkimbo: Let's face it, with the exception of possibly Nathan, everyone of the seven is armed to the teeth with not just a signature character gun, but a backup one too. JD is notable for having matching pistols which he frequently fires simultaneously. (Sometimes while flying through the air ala "Hot Fuzz")
* {{Gun Twirling}} Frequent throughout the series- as it ''is'' a Western. JD displays some fancy gun work in the Pilot to show he's good enough to join the seven. Totally backfires when he falls off his horse as a result.
--> '''JD''': Whoa. I hear you fellas are headed for a fight. My name is JD Dunne, and I can ride. Whoa. And I can shoot.
** This later turns into a wink at {{Juggling Loaded Guns}} when JD takes the position of Sheriff:
---> '''JD''': I'll be fine, Buck. Look what I found. Navy colt .44! (Spins the chamber dramatically)
---> '''Buck''': Don't do that, okay? It can come loose and then it could come out. Put the gun down. You're going to be sheriff?
---> Buck ends up being right when the gun falls to pieces just when JD needs it.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Chris, due to the deaths of his wife and son.
* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Ezra gives Li Pong enough money to go back to her family in San Fransisco, even though he wants her to stay with him.
* InTheBack: Chris to JD, "You don't shoot nobody in the back."
* {{It Works Better with Bullets}}: Vin, in "The New Law" gets the drop on a thief and takes the bullets out of his gun before "arresting" him.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ezra, especially in the episode "Chinatown".
* KnifeNut: Nathan
* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai
* NaiveNewcomer: Oh, JD.
* NeverLearnedToRead: Vin; he's learning later on however.
* TheNotableNumeral Guess which?
* NothingUpMySleeve: Ezra Standish
* ParentalAbandonment: Maude always dumped Ezra at any relative's house when he was a child, only coming back to get him when she needed his help in a con.
* PocketProtector: Ezra gets shot, but it turns out the large sums of money he was thinking of making off with stopped the bullet. Played for laughs when he decides it's best his friends don't trust him with holding the finances in the future - despite its life-saving capabilities.
* ProfessionalGambler: Ezra and Maude Standish
* {{Ragtag Bunch of Misfits}}: The entire premise of the pilot rests on said misfits becoming the The Magnificent Seven Samurai. Hence the name of the show.
* RecruitingTheCriminal: Chris offers Ezra a spot after seeing him run a scam.
-->'''Nathan''': Why would we want to use a cheater?
-->'''Chris''': Might need one.
* TheRemnant: The antagonists for "Ghosts of the Confederacy"
* RomancingTheWidow: Buck and Ezra make a bet on which one of them can get close to a widowed woman on a wagon train, by making nice with the woman's bratty son. Josiah ends up winning.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Ezra
--> '''Ezra:''' Well, sir, now that we are rid of that loathsome curmudgeon, you may effect my emancipation.
--> '''JD:''' Huh?
--> '''Ezra:''' Let me out.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Casey Wells (JD's crush) with a little help from some of the guys. Due to her {{Tomboy}} nature, JD has thought of her more in terms of competition until she shows up in a dress. Backfires when she loses the skirt while tripping in public.
* SonOfAWhore: Buck
* SouthernBelle: Maude Standish, or at least she does a good impression.
* SouthernGentleman: Ezra Standish.
* [[SouthoftheBorder South of the Border:]] Purgatorio
* TakeUpMySword
* TarAndFeathers: Ezra narrowly escapes this in "The New Law" after gambling with an entire clan. Possibly lampshaded earlier in the episode by Vin:
--> ''' Ezra:''' As for myself, I'm a few well-played poker games away from owning this saloon. And with no guns in town, there should be fewer ways for disgruntled losers to seek reprisal.
--> '''Vin:''' There's always tar and feathers.
** And then later that week:
--> '''Nathan:''' Is that tar on your face?
--> '''Ezra:''' Look, we really need to leave this municipality now.
--> '''Vin:''' Make some new friends Back there, Ezra?
--> '''Ezra:''' Uh, I neglected to abide by a fundamental tenet in my line of work. Never gamble with an entire clan. Hyah!
* {{Tsundere}}: Casey Wells, JD's sort-of crush. When he actually notices she's female, at least.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: It's never specified what state the Seven's town is in.
* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler: Ella Gaines: Chris's ex-girlfriend, who offs his pregnant wife, Sarah and young son Adam and burns down his ranch because they were impeding her future happiness with him.]]
* YoungGun: JD Dunne
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6th Oct '16 10:43:51 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RecycledTheSeries: Better than the original?



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, the plan was for Buck to die of the injury he receives near the end of the pilot and be replaced by a member of the Confederates who'd sided with the heroes, but the creators liked Dale Midkiff's chemistry with the rest of the cast so much that they rewrote the script to keep him.
18th Sep '15 10:19:11 PM Shaorai217
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* HeartbrokenBadass: Chris, due to the deaths of his wife and son.
15th Nov '14 6:12:19 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Magnificent Seven'' was a short-lived [[TheWestern Western]] Action-Adventure series that ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1998-1999. Like its film namesake (and origin in ''Film/SevenSamurai''), it was a story about seven unlikely men (and ultimately heroes) who band together to save a unprotected town (in this case, a isolated village made up of freed slaves and displaced American Indians) who end up sticking around to protect the local town. Unlike the movie, [[SparedByTheAdaptation all seven of the main characters survive the pilot episode]] and are joined by various townspeople for further adventures.

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''The Magnificent Seven'' was a short-lived [[TheWestern Western]] Action-Adventure series that ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1998-1999. Like its [[Film/TheMagnificentSeven film namesake namesake]] (and origin in ''Film/SevenSamurai''), it was a story about seven unlikely men (and ultimately heroes) who band together to save a unprotected town (in this case, a isolated village made up of freed slaves and displaced American Indians) who end up sticking around to protect the local town. Unlike the movie, [[SparedByTheAdaptation all seven of the main characters survive the pilot episode]] and are joined by various townspeople for further adventures.
15th Nov '14 6:11:55 PM Mdumas43073
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The Magnificent Seven was a short-lived Western Action-Adventure that ran on CBS from 1998-1999. Like its film namesake (and origin in ''Film/SevenSamurai''), it was a story about seven unlikely men (and ultimately heroes) who band together to save a unprotected town (in this case, a isolated village made up of freed slaves and displaced American Indians) who end up sticking around to protect the local town. Unlike the movie, [[SparedByTheAdaptation all seven of the main characters survive the pilot episode]] and are joined by various townspeople for further adventures.

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The ''The Magnificent Seven Seven'' was a short-lived Western [[TheWestern Western]] Action-Adventure series that ran on CBS Creator/{{CBS}} from 1998-1999. Like its film namesake (and origin in ''Film/SevenSamurai''), it was a story about seven unlikely men (and ultimately heroes) who band together to save a unprotected town (in this case, a isolated village made up of freed slaves and displaced American Indians) who end up sticking around to protect the local town. Unlike the movie, [[SparedByTheAdaptation all seven of the main characters survive the pilot episode]] and are joined by various townspeople for further adventures.
3rd Sep '13 12:21:38 PM jimmybaby2049
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30th Aug '13 1:19:41 PM VPhantom
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** Up the badass ante by having him played by RonPerlman.

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** Up the badass ante by having him played by RonPerlman.Creator/RonPerlman.
3rd Apr '13 9:00:46 PM ladubois
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* {{Tsundere}}: Casey Wells, JD's sort-of crush. When he actually notices she's female, at least.
13th Feb '13 9:55:49 PM erforce
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The Magnificent Seven was a short-lived Western Action-Adventure that ran on CBS from 1998-1999. Like its film namesake (and origin in ''TheSevenSamurai''), it was a story about seven unlikely men (and ultimately heroes) who band together to save a unprotected town (in this case, a isolated village made up of freed slaves and displaced American Indians) who end up sticking around to protect the local town. Unlike the movie, [[SparedByTheAdaptation all seven of the main characters survive the pilot episode]] and are joined by various townspeople for further adventures.

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The Magnificent Seven was a short-lived Western Action-Adventure that ran on CBS from 1998-1999. Like its film namesake (and origin in ''TheSevenSamurai''), ''Film/SevenSamurai''), it was a story about seven unlikely men (and ultimately heroes) who band together to save a unprotected town (in this case, a isolated village made up of freed slaves and displaced American Indians) who end up sticking around to protect the local town. Unlike the movie, [[SparedByTheAdaptation all seven of the main characters survive the pilot episode]] and are joined by various townspeople for further adventures.
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