History Series / Torchwood

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!
8th Apr '16 10:43:41 AM Anddrix
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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.

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* [[SupermanStaysOutOfGotham The Doctor Stays out of Cardiff]]: SupermanStaysOutOfGotham: 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.
8th Apr '16 10:42:56 AM 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.

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* [[SupermanStaysOutOfGotham The Doctor Stays Out 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.
8th Apr '16 10:37:50 AM MeekGazelle
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* SupermanStaysOutOfGotham: 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.

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* SupermanStaysOutOfGotham: [[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.
25th Jan '16 4:47:44 AM DarkStarling
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** Actually those two are the same, since mutation is how evolution happens. And there is strong selection pressure in Cardiff since Weevils not spray resistant get caught and don't breed. They'd have to reproduce quickly for that to matter, but there ''are'' a ton of them...
28th Sep '15 6:43:16 AM qazwsx
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* BelatedLoveEpiphany: Deconstructed. [[spoiler:As Owen is dying Tosh tells him she loves him. After he's dead (but not gone), she tries to talk to him about it but he interrupts her.]]
-->[[spoiler:Tosh]]: Well, when I told you I ...
-->[[spoiler:Owen]]: Yeah, you didn't mean it. I know.
-->[[spoiler:Tosh]]: You do?
-->[[spoiler:Owen]]: Yes, uh ... I mean, you didn't say anything before, and then, suddenly I'm dying, and it's like, "I love you." That's not love, [[spoiler:Tosh]]. That's grief. You're losing something, so suddenly you desperately desire it, textbook response.
27th Aug '15 11:13:22 PM psionycx
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* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife

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* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLifeTheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: One of the first things that Gwen notices is that nobody on the team has a steady love interest. She soon learns why, as the strain of concealing her real job from Rhys leads to increasing tension in their relationship, and her cheating on with him Owen. Relationships within the team don't tend to fare any better due to the problem of their tendency to die.


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* MindRape: Any number of alien devices or influences, including the LaserGuidedAmnesia inducing drug Retcon, the pheromones that Owen uses to get some score and most especially the memory-altering alien Adam.
27th Aug '15 10:19:53 AM psionycx
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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Mostly because there are absolutely ''no'' extras working at Torchwood Three. In theory, Ianto constitutes the entirety of their support staff. But in practice he is just as skilled of an agent as any of the others, having formerly worked at Torchwood One. Owen and Tosh, their doctor and technologist respectively, are also prone to drop what they are doing, grab some guns and go off after aliens.
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