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14th Nov '17 2:37:42 AM HulkingChevon
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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: At least prior to mainstreaming, turned vampires who had families basically had to try and forget them as best they could. Bill and Jessica when both first turned had disastrous reunions with their families which required their makers to glamor the families to forget they happened.
13th Nov '17 1:56:47 AM HulkingChevon
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* BetterAsFriends: Sam with Sookie and Tara, Eric with Sookie, and Jason with Jessica.
12th Nov '17 7:27:36 AM HulkingChevon
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* DistantFinale: A few years after [[spoiler:Bill's death]] in the final episode, we're shown the Bon Temps residents (and all children born in the interim) gathering at Sookie's for Thanksgiving and Eric and Pam's successful business venture.



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Jason's justification to Andy as to why they're heroes for saving the town from Maryann, even though neither they nor the rest of the town remembers what happened. Of course, this means that they don't remember that they were totally useless in the struggle to defeat Maryann after saving Sam from the mob at the bar, and had their plan gone off as they wanted it to they probably would have killed a whole bunch of innocent people

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Jason's justification to Andy as to why they're heroes for saving the town from Maryann, even though neither they nor the rest of the town remembers what happened. Of course, this means that they don't remember that they were totally useless in the struggle to defeat Maryann after saving Sam from the mob at the bar, and had their plan gone off as they wanted it to they probably would have killed a whole bunch of innocent peoplepeople.
30th Oct '17 11:04:27 AM malias
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* TraumaButton: Layfayette gets a blatant one after [[spoiler:getting out of the vampires' dungeon]]. Terry, Iraq vet, gets an implied one after finding his wife [[spoiler:covered in blood. Don't worry, she's okay.]]



* {{Trigger}}: Layfayette gets a blatant one after [[spoiler:getting out of the vampires' dungeon]]. Terry, Iraq vet, gets an implied one after finding his wife [[spoiler:covered in blood. Don't worry, she's okay.]]
2nd Sep '17 2:18:21 PM nombretomado
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* FilkSong: The hilarious [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8tODhvb47s "Oh Sookie"]] by SnoopDogg.

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* FilkSong: The hilarious [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8tODhvb47s "Oh Sookie"]] by SnoopDogg.Music/SnoopDogg.
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.
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