History Series / TrueBlood

13th Aug '17 1:14:14 PM TeeEss
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* ActorAllusion: [[Creator/FionaShaw Petunia Dursley]] finally gets to be a witch. But don't you dare call her a freak!
22nd Jun '17 12:58:48 AM IncredibleFulk1
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* InformedAbility: The dancers in the Hot Wings are 100+ years old fairies which Claude explains is how they got so good. What we see of their dancing, however, is mostly average stripclub writhing.

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* InformedAbility: The Sookie and Jason seemingly remember their parents being very loving. Yet every flashback of them either being confused or outright scared of Sookie in particular. It doesn't help when the only real action we've seen of them was [[spoiler: an attempt to drown Sookie to "protect" her from Warlow.]]
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dancers in the Hot Wings are 100+ years old fairies which Claude explains is how they got so good. What we see of their dancing, however, is mostly average stripclub writhing.
22nd May '17 10:00:32 PM DukePresley
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** Season 6: Sarah and Governor Burrell, until he becomes DiscOneFinalBoss, leaving her as the sole BigBad.

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** Season 6: Sarah and Governor Burrell, until he becomes a DiscOneFinalBoss, leaving her as the sole BigBad.
18th May '17 5:14:20 PM Fireblood
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** Also, Maryann's first encounter with Sam (where she catches him trying to steal from her and has sex with him) is just dripping with Squick

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** Also, Maryann's first encounter with Sam (where she catches him trying to steal from her and has sex with him) is just dripping with Squick{{squick}}.


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* UndeadTaxExemption: Subverted. Vampires have been legally declared citizens, more or less, in a not-even-remotely-veiled analog to the real-life homosexual rights movement ("God hates fangs").
** The show also demonstrates the flip-side of this trope; namely, vampires do not consider themselves as equal to humans, but rather superior. In addition, the human justice system is nowhere near equipped to deal with them, and vampires in the show kill with relative impunity. One even torpedoes the in-universe constitutional amendment to grant vampires equal rights to marry, own property, etc. by killing a reporter on live television because he doesn't want to be equal.
** By Season 5, the governor of the state of Louisiana has essentially invalidated the citizenship and rights of all vampires within the state: vampires seen outside their homes at night are breaking a curfew set for them, and subject to being shot on sight by SWAT teams and arrested [[spoiler: (really sent to a special lab where experiments are done on them)]]. The show never mentions how ''massively'' unconstitutional such actions would be.
** Near the finale, Bill is told he's not able to leave someone else his estate, because as a vampire Louisiana law considers him to have legally died after he was turned and thus it goes to his nearest living kin. It ''is'' mentioned that this law's being challenged in court, but it'll take years for them to rule either way on whether it's constitutional.
18th May '17 4:58:09 PM Fireblood
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* BrokenAesop: Especially in the first season, the show presents vampires as a metaphor for marginalized human groups, especially homosexuals, down to bigoted signs saying "GOD HATES FANGS" and an episode where Bill asks Sookie to marry him in Vermont. The trouble is that vampires really ''are'' dangerous to humanity, regarding them at best as sympathetic inferiors who will never understand them and at worst as mindless walking snack food. Vampires ''do'' in fact, "recruit" humans and occasionally force them to become vampires, a state from which there is no returning. Vampires possess immense resources in the form of a powerful centralized government devoted to the personal welfare of their kind. And this is leaving out the magical powers. \\

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* BrokenAesop: Especially in the first season, the show presents vampires as a metaphor for marginalized human groups, especially homosexuals, down to bigoted signs saying "GOD HATES FANGS" and an episode where Bill asks Sookie to marry him in Vermont. The trouble is that vampires really ''are'' dangerous to humanity, regarding them at best as sympathetic inferiors who will never understand them and at worst as mindless walking snack food. Vampires ''do'' in fact, fact "recruit" humans and occasionally force them to become vampires, a state from which there is no returning. Vampires possess immense resources in the form of a powerful centralized government devoted to the personal welfare of their kind. And this is leaving out the magical powers. \\



** The Bill of Rights are incorporated as federal laws, and the governor of any state cannot unilaterally suspend them; especially the rights of any individual group of citizens. However, it's clear that, even though his legal standing is highly dubious; Gov. Burrell is getting away with it due to massive public approval.

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** The Bill of Rights are incorporated as federal laws, and the governor of any state cannot unilaterally suspend them; especially the rights of any individual group of citizens. However, it's clear that, even though his legal standing is highly dubious; Gov. Burrell is getting away with it due to massive public approval.approval, though why the feds don't stop him isn't shown (though at this point they may not care).



* KissOfTheVampire: Though by Sookie's reaction, the bite ''hurts'', she says the pain was only temporary.

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* KissOfTheVampire: Though by Sookie's reaction, the bite ''hurts'', she ''hurts''. She says the pain was only temporary.temporary though.
18th Apr '17 9:45:36 AM Golondrina
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* PutOnABus: Hoyt is put on a bus to Alaska after he asks Jessica to glamour him into forgetting her and Jason. [[spoiler: TheBusComesBack in season 7 when Hoyt returns to Bon Temps after his mother's death.]]

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* PutOnABus: Hoyt is put on a bus to Alaska after he asks Jessica to glamour him into forgetting her and Jason. [[spoiler: TheBusComesBack TheBusCameBack in season 7 when Hoyt returns to Bon Temps after his mother's death.]]
7th Apr '17 7:44:02 PM dmcreif
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** In one mini episode, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSN-e_xmhgM a creepy old guy]] tries to hit on Jessica in a bar, constantly calling her a "whore". She eventually snaps, glamours him, and commands him to shout "[[NoIndoorVoice I'M A FUCKING PERVERT WITH A BIG BONER FOR JESUS!]]" for everyone to hear.

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** In one mini episode, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSN-e_xmhgM com/watch?v=CrTMgcGdtas a creepy old guy]] pastor]] tries to hit on Jessica in a bar, constantly calling her a "whore". She eventually snaps, glamours him, and commands him to shout "[[NoIndoorVoice I'M A FUCKING PERVERT WITH A BIG BONER FOR JESUS!]]" for everyone to hear.



* CassandraTruth: Detective Andy for the second half of season two. If only he hadn't spent season one and the first half of season two ruining his reputation. [[YouHaveToBelieveMe His descriptions could use a bit of work too]].

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* CassandraTruth: Detective Andy for the second half of season two. If only he hadn't spent season one and the first half of season two ruining his reputation. [[YouHaveToBelieveMe His descriptions could use a bit of work too]].



* TheChessmaster:
** Bill has an uncanny ability to manipulate people.

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* TheChessmaster:
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TheChessmaster: Bill has an uncanny ability to manipulate people.
7th Apr '17 7:38:18 PM dmcreif
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[[caption-width-right:350:It's finger-lickin' good.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:It's [[UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken finger-lickin' good.good]].]]



* AbsurdlyIneffectiveBarricade: The rule about vampires needing to be invited into houses is in place...except they can hypnotize people into doing it, and it works, making you wonder what the point of the rule is.

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* AbsurdlyIneffectiveBarricade: The rule about vampires needing to be invited into houses is in place...except they can hypnotize people into doing it, and it works, making you wonder question what the point purpose of the rule is.



** In Season 6, [[spoiler: three of the Bellefleur hybrids fall prey to her.]]

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** In Season 6, [[spoiler: three of the Bellefleur hybrids Andy's hybrid daughters fall prey to her.]]



** Luna becomes a series regular after her introduction in season 4. Interestingly, [[spoiler: her appearance in Living Dead In Dallas was exclusive to helping Sookie escape from the Fellowship of the Light, yet she has shares not one scene with Sookie in True Blood]]

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** Luna becomes a series regular after her introduction in season 4. Interestingly, [[spoiler: her appearance in Living Dead In Dallas was exclusive to helping Sookie escape from the Fellowship of the Light, yet she has shares not one scene with Sookie in True Blood]]the show.]]



** It might also be worth noting, however, that any vampires who seamlessly integrate into society wouldn't be the focus of the show. Dozens of perfectly pleasant vampires show up to Bill and Sam' mixer at the end of season 6.

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** It might also be worth noting, however, that any vampires who seamlessly integrate into society wouldn't be the focus of the show. Dozens of perfectly pleasant vampires show up to Bill and Sam' Sam's mixer at the end of season 6.
6th Mar '17 11:29:43 PM mlsmithca
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* ThemeSong: Jace Everett's "Bad Things". Which is [[SoCoolItsAwesome awesome]].

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* ThemeSong: Jace Everett's "Bad Things". Which is [[SoCoolItsAwesome awesome]].awesome.
13th Feb '17 6:20:43 PM dmcreif
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* HistoricalInJoke: According to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-NjuETT0Bg this post-mortem]] feature, the vampires were behind the 2008 financial crisis.



* HowsYourBritishAccent: British actor Stephen Moyer famously struggles to manage an American Cajun accent. It must have been a relief when a flashback scene put Bill in an English punk rock bar, and he was able to speak in something pretty close to his natural voice.

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* HowsYourBritishAccent: British actor Stephen Moyer famously struggles to manage an American Cajun accent. It must have been a relief when a flashback scene put puts Bill in an English punk rock bar, and he was is able to speak in something pretty close to his natural voice.



* IncrediblyLamePun: The vampire bar [=FangTasia=]. Sookie is incredulous, Bill explains that vampires are very old creatures who fall into habits and, once upon a time, puns were considered the height of humor.

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* IncrediblyLamePun: The vampire bar [=FangTasia=].[=Fangtasia=]. Sookie is incredulous, Bill explains that vampires are very old creatures who fall into habits and, once upon a time, puns were considered the height of humor.



* IgnoringBySinging: PlayedForLaughs in one episode: One of the main characters is a psychic, and one of her friends wanted to keep a secret from her. When the psychic tunes into her friend's thoughts, all we hear is "LALALALALALALALALALALALALALA".

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* IgnoringBySinging: PlayedForLaughs in one episode: One of the main characters Sookie is a psychic, and one of her friends wanted to keep a secret from her. When the psychic tunes into her friend's thoughts, all we hear is "LALALALALALALALALALALALALALA".



** Detective Andy, in Season One and early Season Two. Good Lord, Detective Andy. Constantly dribbling an IdiotBall, he's convinced that he is a good cop even though he's actually a drunk who likes to jump to conclusions and genuinely make an ass out of himself, especially after he gets fired and then ''continues to interrogate people without a badge.'' On the positive side, he's one of the few Bon Temps residents not prejudiced against Bill, even defending him against the Sheriff, and he later teams up with [[spoiler: Jason]] to save the town from Maryann.

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** Detective Andy, Andy Bellefleur in Season One and early Season Two. Good Lord, Detective Andy. Constantly dribbling an IdiotBall, he's convinced that he is a good cop even though he's actually a drunk who likes to jump to conclusions and genuinely make an ass out of himself, especially after he gets fired and then ''continues to interrogate people without a badge.'' On the positive side, he's one of the few Bon Temps residents not prejudiced against Bill, even defending him against the Sheriff, and he later teams up with [[spoiler: Jason]] to save the town from Maryann.



** When you take a step back and think it over, there actually isn't a single character in the show that never kicked any puppies. Lies, thinking with your dick/ovaries, overly violent reactions at the most inappropriate times, manipulation of emotions, getting away with evil shit, murder when it's convenient and [[{{ArsonMurderAndJaywalking}} adults acting like annoying,selfish children.]]

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** When you take a step back and think it over, there actually isn't a single character in the show that never kicked any puppies. Lies, thinking with your dick/ovaries, overly violent reactions at the most inappropriate times, manipulation of emotions, getting away with evil shit, murder when it's convenient and [[{{ArsonMurderAndJaywalking}} adults acting like annoying,selfish annoying, selfish children.]]



* LingerieScene: Quite a few of them. Jessica has a FetishFuel one with her Little Red Riding Hood getup and comes to see Jason, and Sarah Newlin does the traditional "lingerie under trenchcoat" For Governor Burrell. The Governor wasn't having any of it, but Jason gladly takes up the slack.

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* LingerieScene: Quite a few of them. Jessica has a FetishFuel one with her Little Red Riding Hood getup and comes to see Jason, and Sarah Newlin does the traditional "lingerie under trenchcoat" For for Governor Burrell. The Governor wasn't isn't having any of it, but Jason gladly takes up the slack.
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