History Series / Torchwood

7th Feb '17 9:19:46 PM oneuglybunny
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* MadeOfBologna: In the "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E4Meat Meat]]," a giant space whale beached on Earth is harvested for its meat. No blood vessels or bones or anything like that are seen, just nice slabs of steak.

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* MadeOfBologna: In the episode "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E4Meat Meat]]," a giant space whale beached on Earth is harvested for its meat. No blood vessels or bones or anything like that are seen, just nice slabs of steak.
7th Feb '17 9:16:59 PM oneuglybunny
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* MadeOfBologna: In the "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E4Meat Meat]]," a giant space whale beached on Earth is harvested for its meat. No blood vessels or bones or anything like that are seen, just nice slabs of steak.
27th Dec '16 6:05:46 PM Lassie676
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* YaoiGuys: Jack and Ianto.
15th Dec '16 3:18:18 PM MeekGazelle
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* [[SupermanStaysOutOfGotham The Doctor Stays out of Cardiff]]: Lampshaded/Justified when Gwen wonders if [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] is looking down on Earth in shame as the events of ''Children of Earth'' unfold.
** WordOfGod says that the Doctor will ''never'' appear in ''Torchwood'', as it might encourage children to watch a show that ''really'' isn't aimed at them.
30th Nov '16 3:33:10 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* AgentsDating: Captain Jack Harkness has been known to create sexual tension with anyone he [[RunningGag so much as says "hello" to]], but it's even worse with his Torchwood agents. His gun-use demonstration with Gwen was full cuddling, he makes innuendo out of just about everything they come across, he officially asks out Ianto while they're on a mission, Ianto's recruitment involved getting very turned on after the two erotically fall all over each other while attempting to catch the eventual TeamPet, Gwen's caught them playing "naked hide-and-seek" in the hub at least once, Martha kissed at a missions' end just because "everyone else has had a go", and Jack's fond of handing out overly-sexual kisses of life on the job. And that's not even scratching the surface...

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* AgentsDating: Captain Jack Harkness has been known to create sexual tension with anyone he [[RunningGag so much as says "hello" to]], but it's even worse with his Torchwood agents. His gun-use demonstration with Gwen was full cuddling, he makes innuendo out of just about everything they come across, he officially asks out Ianto while they're on a mission, Ianto's recruitment involved getting very turned on after the two erotically fall all over each other while attempting to catch the eventual TeamPet, Gwen's caught them playing "naked hide-and-seek" in the hub at least once, Martha kissed at a missions' end just because "everyone else has had a go", and Jack's fond of handing out overly-sexual kisses of life on the job. And that's not even scratching the surface...surface....



* BreakTheCutie: Happens to Ianto in "Adam", happens to Tosh in "Greeks Bearing Gifts", happens to Gwen in "End of Days"...they all get more than their fair share of these moments, really.

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* BreakTheCutie: Happens to Ianto in "Adam", happens to Tosh in "Greeks Bearing Gifts", happens to Gwen in "End of Days"... they all get more than their fair share of these moments, really.



** In "Cyberwoman", we find out Ianto's been hiding his girlfriend Lisa (turned into a dangerous Cyberman) in the basement. He endangers the whole planet, tells Jack he wants him dead after Jack kills Lisa, but is forgiven by the end of the episode...and starts sleeping with Jack.

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** In "Cyberwoman", we find out Ianto's been hiding his girlfriend Lisa (turned into a dangerous Cyberman) in the basement. He endangers the whole planet, tells Jack he wants him dead after Jack kills Lisa, but is forgiven by the end of the episode... and starts sleeping with Jack.



* FlashbackEcho: Gwen in the first episode, triggered by an odd-looking knife she was sure she'd seen before...

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* FlashbackEcho: Gwen in the first episode, triggered by an odd-looking knife she was sure she'd seen before...before....



* MotiveDecay: So they're trying to restore British supremacy...or prepare humanity for aliens...or hide the existence of aliens...or build a cool alien tech collection. Somewhat justified by the fact that the government can't tell Torchwood what to do, and all the people who ''can'' order them around were killed before the show started, leaving them to pretty much do whatever they feel like. Like have sex.

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* MotiveDecay: So they're trying to restore British supremacy... or prepare humanity for aliens...aliens... or hide the existence of aliens...aliens... or build a cool alien tech collection. Somewhat justified by the fact that the government can't tell Torchwood what to do, and all the people who ''can'' order them around were killed before the show started, leaving them to pretty much do whatever they feel like. Like have sex.



* NoodleImplements: Jack and Ianto know there's lots of things you can do with a stopwatch...

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* NoodleImplements: Jack and Ianto know there's lots of things you can do with a stopwatch...stopwatch....



** And in "Day One" (the series one episode), Owen points his gun at a gaseous lifeform...which is directly between him and Gwen.

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** And in "Day One" (the series one episode), Owen points his gun at a gaseous lifeform... which is directly between him and Gwen.



** There are shout-outs to other series and mediums, such as in the Torchwood Online Mission game...

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** There are shout-outs to other series and mediums, such as in the Torchwood Online Mission game... game....



* ToylessToylineCharacter: There have been weevils and blowfish and even two versions of Jack, but Owen is still the only member of the team to not have an action figure. Although there was a rumor of a briefly-displayed prototype sculpture...

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* ToylessToylineCharacter: There have been weevils and blowfish and even two versions of Jack, but Owen is still the only member of the team to not have an action figure. Although there was a rumor of a briefly-displayed prototype sculpture...sculpture....



* WhamLine: "That's the thing about gloves...they come in pairs."

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* WhamLine: "That's the thing about gloves... they come in pairs."
23rd Nov '16 4:41:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* AngelicAliens: [[http://images1.fanpop.com/images/quiz/3887_1212603979224_500_286.jpg The Mary]] are a telepathic {{Energy Being}} with the ability to take human form. She turns out to be hostile, killing humans in order to maintain her disguise, making her a malicious example of a Space Angel.
28th Oct '16 3:40:11 AM Ayyysexual
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Before the series aired, "Torchwood" was frequently mentioned or alluded to in ''Doctor Who''. Tosh first shows up in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon "Aliens of London"]]. The word "Torchwood" was subsequently an {{Arc Word|s}} in (nearly) every episode of series 2. In the 2005 Christmas Special [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion "The Christmas Invasion"]], Harriet Jones (Prime Minister) gives us our first look at Torchwood London, when she asks the organization to shoot down an alien spaceship. Torchwood is [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble earlier/later]] founded in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E2ToothAndClaw "Tooth and Claw"]], the secret organization's Victorian-era origin story. The two-part season finale [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts "Army of Ghosts"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday "Doomsday"]] finally revealed the inside of Torchwood London, which was then immediately destroyed in the Battle of Canary Wharf. Series 1 of ''Torchwood'' takes place not long after this.

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Before the series aired, "Torchwood" was frequently mentioned or alluded to in ''Doctor Who''. Tosh first shows up in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon "Aliens of London"]]. The word "Torchwood" was subsequently an {{Arc Word|s}} in (nearly) every episode of series 2. In the 2005 Christmas Special [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion "The Christmas Invasion"]], Harriet Jones (Prime Minister) Minister)[[note]]Yes, we know who you are.[[/note]] gives us our first look at Torchwood London, when she asks the organization to shoot down an alien spaceship. Torchwood is [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble earlier/later]] founded in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E2ToothAndClaw "Tooth and Claw"]], the secret organization's Victorian-era origin story. The two-part season finale [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts "Army of Ghosts"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday "Doomsday"]] finally revealed the inside of Torchwood London, which was then immediately destroyed in the Battle of Canary Wharf. Series 1 of ''Torchwood'' takes place not long after this.
31st May '16 11:35:17 AM Mordisquitos
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Let's see. We have Gwen, who does love Rhys, but not in the same way she loves Jack. Jack loves her, but stays away because she's taken, and he's also infatuated with the Doctor. He starts sleeping with, then seriously dating, Ianto, who is in love with him, but Jack has a tendency to avoid the subject of love [[spoiler:until ''Radio/TorchwoodTheLostFiles'']]. Tosh is in love with Owen, who won't give her the time of day. (There is an episode when he does due to mind-altering aliens, but then she has no interest in him due to same.) Tosh also falls for a frozen soldier from 1918 named Tommy who has to return to his time to stop the Rift from tearing open. Owen and Gwen had a fling for most of season 1, and one episode gives us glimpses that show they might actually really like each other. This gets screwed up when Owen falls in love with Diane, a pilot from 1953 who fell through the Rift and moved in with him before deciding to head back home. Finally, to top it all off, Andy used to date Gwen and would like her to stop being so happy with Rhys.

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Let's see. We have Gwen, who does love Rhys, but not in the same way she loves Jack. Jack loves her, but stays away because she's taken, and he's also infatuated with the Doctor. He starts sleeping with, then seriously dating, Ianto, who is in love with him, but Jack has a tendency to avoid the subject of love [[spoiler:until ''Radio/TorchwoodTheLostFiles'']]. Tosh is in love with Owen, who won't give her the time of day. (There is an episode when [[BizarroEpisode he does due to mind-altering aliens, but then she has no interest in him interest]], due to same.[[JustifiedTrope mind-altering aliens]].) Tosh also falls for a frozen soldier from 1918 named Tommy who has to return to his time to stop the Rift from tearing open. Owen and Gwen had a fling for most of season 1, and one episode gives us glimpses that show they might actually really like each other. This gets screwed up when Owen falls in love with Diane, a pilot from 1953 who fell through the Rift and moved in with him before deciding to head back home. Finally, to top it all off, Andy used to date Gwen and would like her to stop being so happy with Rhys.
22nd Apr '16 3:15:32 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** James Marsters, who plays FakeBrit Captain John Hart, has a come-and-go American trace (despite [[HeyItsThatGuy his years as]] [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Spike]]).

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** James Marsters, who plays FakeBrit Captain John Hart, has a come-and-go American trace (despite [[HeyItsThatGuy his [his years as]] as [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Spike]]).
16th Apr '16 12:42:03 PM Eagal
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*** Hurting any of his team.
** Rhys is shlubbish, out of shape, even a little dim sometimes. He's not in Jack's league, and he knows it. Gwen loves him anyway. Don't hurt her, or the secret conspiracy keeping Britain safe from alien invasion? It won't have the resources or ability to save you.
** Also, do '''not''' hurt Jack. It doesn't matter that he's immortal and near-indestructible. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Meek and quiet Ianto Jones]] will stop at nothing to keep his lover safe!
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