History Series / TinMan

17th Aug '17 11:15:43 AM Allronix
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* HollywoodGenetics: While both her father and mother have blue eyes, the actress cast for young Azkadellia has brown eyes, which is genetically impossible.
** There is a fan theory that brown-eyed Glitch/Ambrose is DG and Azkadellia's father.

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* HollywoodGenetics: While both her father and mother have blue (and purple) eyes, the actress cast for young Azkadellia has brown eyes, which is genetically impossible.
** There is a fan theory that brown-eyed Glitch/Ambrose is DG and Azkadellia's father. Or that Ambrose is Az's father and Ahamo is D.G.'s father, particularly those who are influenced by Literature/{{Wicked}}, where a similar threesome was part of the book's plot.
22nd Jun '17 1:45:51 PM BlindJustice-2515
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** Probably [[spoiler: Azkadelia, depending on how aware she was.]]

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** Probably [[spoiler: Azkadelia, Azkadellia, depending on how aware she was.]]



* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Cain's grudge against Azkedellia is mostly abstract, but Zero? Yeah, Zero betrayed the Tin Man, tortured Cain's family and locked him in that metal suit for years. Zero is the one Cain wants dead. [[spoiler: In the end, he gives Zero a CruelMercy by locking him in a Tin Suit and leaving him to rot.]]

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* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Cain's grudge against Azkedellia Azkadellia is mostly abstract, but Zero? Yeah, Zero betrayed the Tin Man, tortured Cain's family and locked him in that metal suit for years. Zero is the one Cain wants dead. [[spoiler: In the end, he gives Zero a CruelMercy by locking him in a Tin Suit and leaving him to rot.]]



* MustMakeAmends: DG is already motivated to take down [[spoiler: her evil sister]], but then sees a vision in a cave [[spoiler: revealing that, as a small child, she accidentally freed the witch possessing Azkedelia; and then abandoned Azkedelia to be possessed by said witch]].

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* MustMakeAmends: DG is already motivated to take down [[spoiler: her evil sister]], but then sees a vision in a cave [[spoiler: revealing that, as a small child, she accidentally freed the witch possessing Azkedelia; Azkadellia; and then abandoned Azkedelia Azkadellia to be possessed by said witch]].
18th Apr '17 10:39:16 AM Allronix
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* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Cain's grudge against Azkedellia is mostly abstract, but Zero? Yeah, Zero betrayed the Tin Man, tortured Cain's family and locked him in that metal suit for years. Zero is the one Cain wants dead. [[spoiler: In the end, he gives Zero a CruelMercy by locking him in a Tin Suit and leaving him to rot.]]
18th Jan '17 1:43:22 PM creepingdeath
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** There is a fan theory that brown-eyed Glitch/Ambrose is DG and Azkadellia's father.
4th Jan '17 10:10:35 PM loracarol
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** TheLeader: DG. As she's also the only woman, this makes her TheChick/

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** TheLeader: DG. As she's also the only woman, this also makes her TheChick/TheChick
16th Dec '16 4:05:10 PM fearlessnikki
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DG is a rebel teen about to break loose played by Creator/ZooeyDeschanel. The Scarecrow is a lobotomized ex-genius played by Creator/AlanCumming. The Tin Man himself is a disheartened ex-policeman, and the Cowardly Lion is a psychic [[CatGirl Cat-Man]]. The flying monkeys are tattoos on the Wicked Witch's [[FanService cleavage]] that come to life, the Poppy Field is actually the hunting ground of fearsome plant-animal things, and Auntie Em and Uncle Henry are not quite normal {{Muggles}}. Finally, the Wicked Witch is Azkadellia, a powerful and dangerous tyrant and witch.

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DG is a rebel teen about to break loose played by Creator/ZooeyDeschanel. The Scarecrow is a lobotomized ex-genius played by Creator/AlanCumming. The Tin Man himself is a disheartened ex-policeman, ex-policeman played by Creator/NealMcDonough, and the Cowardly Lion is a psychic [[CatGirl Cat-Man]]. The flying monkeys are tattoos on the Wicked Witch's [[FanService cleavage]] that come to life, the Poppy Field is actually the hunting ground of fearsome plant-animal things, and Auntie Em and Uncle Henry are not quite normal {{Muggles}}. Finally, the Wicked Witch is Azkadellia, a powerful and dangerous tyrant and witch.



* AffectionateNickname: [[spoiler: In the flashbacks to DG and Azkadellia's happy childhood, Azkadellia was nicknamed 'Az' by her sister and mother]].



* ConvenientEclipse: The eclipse is what's going to allow Azkadellia to cast her spell.



* DarkerAndEdgier: The series is a D&E version of ... well, The Wizard of Oz.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The series is a D&E version of ... well, The Wizard of Oz. Namely the tropes of the original characters are played much darker here; the Scarecrow analogue has had his brains ''removed'', the Tin Man analogue was locked inside an iron maiden etc.



* TheDragon: Zero

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* TheDragon: ZeroZero to Azkadellia.



** HumanoidAbomination



* EleventhHourRanger: [[spoiler: Once Azkadellia is free from the witch's possession, she and DG use their magic to defeat her]].



** FaceMonsterTurn: Being [[spoiler: [[DemonicPossession possessed]], [[{{Brainwashing}} brainwashed]] and presumably [[MindRape mind raped]] by [[EldritchAbomination the Witch of the Dark]] ''may'' have been a deciding factor.]]

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** * FaceMonsterTurn: Being [[spoiler: [[DemonicPossession possessed]], [[{{Brainwashing}} brainwashed]] and presumably [[MindRape mind raped]] by [[EldritchAbomination the Witch of the Dark]] ''may'' have been a deciding factor.]]is what turned Azkadellia into the villain.]]
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Azkadellia did kill DG while she was possessed by the Witch. Their mother was able to revive DG and sent her away to hide this from Azkadellia]].



* FantasyKitchenSink

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* FantasyKitchenSinkFantasyKitchenSink: {{Wicked Witch}}es? Check. Demonic possession? Check. Magical eclipses? Check. CyberPunk tools and gadgets? Check.



* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Well there are only three episodes, but the first ends with the major revelation that [[spoiler: Azkadellia is actually DG's sister]].



** TheHero / TheChick: DG
** (Also) TheHero or possibly TheLancer: Cain

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** TheHero / TheChick: DG
TheLeader: DG. As she's also the only woman, this makes her TheChick/
** (Also) TheHero or possibly TheLancer: CainCain, who doubles as TheBigGuy due to having the most battle prowess.



** TheBigGuy: Raw.
** TeamPet: Toto, when in dog form.
** Alternatively, may be classified as a ThreePlusTwo set-up, with most of the focus on DG, Cain, and Glitch.

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** TheBigGuy: TheHeart: Raw.
** TeamPet: Toto, when in dog form.
** Alternatively, may be classified as a ThreePlusTwo set-up, with most of the focus on DG, Cain, and Glitch.
SixthRanger: Toto.



%%* FortuneTeller:
* FunWithAcronyms: Averted. TDESPHT-''what?''

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%%* FortuneTeller:
* FunWithAcronyms: FortuneTeller: The Mystic Man functions as this.
* FunWithAcronyms:
**
Averted. TDESPHT-''what?''



* ImMelting: Well, yes.

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* ImMelting: Well, yes. [[spoiler: Once Azkadellia is free from the wicked witch's possession, she dies this way]].



* LockedIntoStrangeness: Lavender Eyes's hair turned from black to grey after she [[spoiler: revived DG after Azkadellia tried to kill her with her magic]].



* MuggleFosterParents: Albeit robot ones.
* MustMakeAmends: DG is already motivated to take down her evil sister, but then sees a vision in a cave [[spoiler: revealing that, as a small child, she accidentally freed the witch possessing Azkedelia; and then abandoned Azkedelia to be possessed by said witch]].
* MythologyGag: The series is loaded with them. Many references to the 1939 movie, several to ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', and too many to count for classic books. JustifiedTrope with the books, as it uses a few continuity elements from Baum's Oz in the {{Backstory}}.

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* MuggleFosterParents: Albeit robot ones.
Subverted with DG's aunt and uncle, who turn out to be robots planted to pose as these.
* MustMakeAmends: DG is already motivated to take down [[spoiler: her evil sister, sister]], but then sees a vision in a cave [[spoiler: revealing that, as a small child, she accidentally freed the witch possessing Azkedelia; and then abandoned Azkedelia to be possessed by said witch]].
* MythologyGag: The series is loaded with them. Many references to the 1939 movie, several to ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', and too many to count for classic books. JustifiedTrope with the books, as it uses a few continuity elements from Baum's Oz in the {{Backstory}}.{{Backstory}}:
** D.G. calls her robotic dad "Popsicle" in one scene, just as Galinda does in the musical version of Theatre/{{Wicked}}.
** The backstory that [[spoiler:Dorothy moved to Oz for keeps (the 6th book). DG's story is a hybrid of Dorothy's and Tip/Ozma's (sans the genderbender angle)]].
** They gave Glitch the ''exact'' same job the original Scarecrow took up in the 14th book. [[spoiler:The Witch is closer to [[Literature/{{Wicked}} Greg Maguire's]] depiction of Kumbricia, Mother of Witches, than she is to the "classic" Wicked Witches]].
** The depiction of Central City is also straight out of Maguire. The original Wizard was from Omaha, [[spoiler:which is a clue to Ahamo's identity]].



* NonIndicativeName: Despite being titled 'Tin Man', the character who parallels him (Wyatt Cain) is a secondary one. This is a holdover from an early idea where he would be the protagonist. The makers just couldn't think of a better title when their idea changed.



* OmnicidalManiac: Azkadellia's master plan is to destroy the sun over the planet that she already rules, leading one to ask why? Unless she hates being the ruler of such a WretchedHive, or maybe she just wants complete revenge on all life, we'll never know. Her plan comes down to destroying all that she owns.
** Though remember that [[spoiler: she's [[DemonicPossession not exactly steering her own ship]]. The entity possessing her is The Witch of the Dark, and causing TheNightThatNeverEnds would presumably be its ideal environment. Whether killing every other living thing in the O.Z. was a secondary goal or merely a bi-product isn't clear.]]

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* OmnicidalManiac: Azkadellia's master plan is to destroy the sun over the planet that she already rules, leading one to ask why? Unless she hates being the ruler of such a WretchedHive, or maybe she just wants complete revenge on all life, we'll never know. Her plan comes down to destroying all that she owns.
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owns. Though remember that [[spoiler: she's [[DemonicPossession not exactly steering her own ship]]. The entity possessing her is The Witch of the Dark, and causing TheNightThatNeverEnds would presumably be its ideal environment. Whether killing every other living thing in the O.Z. was a secondary goal or merely a bi-product isn't clear.]]



* PlayingGertrude: Anna Galvin who plays "Lavender Eyes" is only 3 years older than Kathleen Robertson who plays her daughter Azkadellia.



* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: [[spoiler: DG discovers that her own death was faked after her sister tried to murder her]].



* ScienceFantasy: The series has a lot of cyber punk elements blended with actual magic. The idea is that the land of Oz evolved from the straight-up fantasy land Dorothy arrived in - to a modern blend of magic and technology.



* ShoutOut: Too many to list, but plenty of reference to the famous 1939 movie and even more for the book series.
** D.G. calls her robotic dad "Popsicle" in one scene, just as Galinda does in the musical version of Theatre/{{Wicked}}.
* ShownTheirWork: Cheesy as it was, the series writers did their homework, including:
** The backstory that [[spoiler:Dorothy moved to Oz for keeps (the 6th book). DG's story is a hybrid of Dorothy's and Tip/Ozma's (sans the genderbender angle)]].
** They gave Glitch the ''exact'' same job the original Scarecrow took up in the 14th book. [[spoiler:The Witch is closer to [[Literature/{{Wicked}} Greg Maguire's]] depiction of Kumbricia, Mother of Witches, than she is to the "classic" Wicked Witches]].
** The depiction of Central City is also straight out of Maguire. The original Wizard was from Omaha, [[spoiler:which is a clue to Ahamo's identity]].
* SpiritualPredecessor: To ''{{Series/Alice|2009}}'' and ''Series/{{Neverland}}''.



* TailorMadePrison: Azkadellia keeps her mother imprisoned on a tiny sandbar island on a river bed ... inside a snow globe.
** SealedGoodInACan

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* TailorMadePrison: Azkadellia keeps her mother imprisoned on a tiny sandbar island on a river bed ... inside a snow globe.
** SealedGoodInACan
globe. This also makes her SealedGoodInACan.



* WordSaladTitle: You would assume that a miniseries named Tin Man would have ''the'' Tin Man as the main character, or would at least center on a plot involving him. Likely functions under the RuleOfCool, as with enough series out there.
** The actual reason was that Long-Mitchell & Van Sickle's original idea was a cop show about the Emerald City police force. It mutated into a more "standard" adaptation, but they couldn't come up with a better title than the one they had before deadline.
21st Oct '16 5:50:01 PM nombretomado
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* BritishAccent: The queen, and only the queen. No one else in her family or the entire kingdom has her little accent.
** Except [[spoiler:her ancestor, the original Dorothy Gale]], of all people.
20th Sep '16 10:12:35 PM Mikeyfan93
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!!!This series provides examples of:

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!!!This !!This series provides examples of:
30th Jul '16 3:47:57 PM nombretomado
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* DullSurprise: DG's blase, disaffected manner would make {{Daria}} proud.

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* DullSurprise: DG's blase, disaffected manner would make {{Daria}} WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} proud.
14th Oct '15 6:53:05 PM Blackjack254
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: It doesn't look like The witch is going to be defeated until the last five minutes.
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