History Series / TwentyFour

2nd Jun '17 8:11:55 AM Morgenthaler
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AnilKapoor has driven forward an effort to create a Hindi-language {{remake}} of the show, also entitled ''24'' but called "Series/TwentyFourIndia" here on the wiki to differentiate. Kapoor plays the main character, Jai Singh Rathod. The show airs on the Indian network Colors.

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AnilKapoor Creator/AnilKapoor has driven forward an effort to create a Hindi-language {{remake}} of the show, also entitled ''24'' but called "Series/TwentyFourIndia" here on the wiki to differentiate. Kapoor plays the main character, Jai Singh Rathod. The show airs on the Indian network Colors.
15th May '17 2:13:41 AM JnJskahill
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** Day 2: Survives a plane crash in the first half of the season. Is later captured and tortured nearly to death.
** Day 5: Ribs cracked during his fight with assassin Hank.

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** Day 2: Survives a plane crash in the first half of the season. Is later captured and [[spoiler:literally tortured nearly to death.
death]]. [[spoiler:He got better.]]
** Day 5: Ribs cracked during his fight with assassin Hank. In the ''fifth'' episode.
30th Apr '17 1:44:00 PM Silverblade2
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->''"Right now, terrorists are plotting to assassinate a presidential candidate. My wife and daughter have been targeted. And people I work with may be involved in both. I'm federal agent Jack Bauer -- [[TemptingFate and today is the longest day of my life]]."''

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->''"Right now, terrorists are plotting to assassinate a presidential candidate. My wife and daughter have been targeted. And people I work with may be involved in both. I'm federal agent Jack Bauer -- [[TemptingFate and today is the longest day of my life]].life."''
26th Apr '17 9:27:46 PM Laqueesha
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** ''Legacy'' ends on a somber note, with [[spoiler:Rebecca Ingram dead, leaving her husband John Donovan a widower. Over a hundred civilians are dead because of the George Washington Bridge bombing, and both of the Dudayev siblings are dead, leaving their father without any children. Asim Naseri is dead, leaving his daughter Ara without her father. Even Donald Simms, who although he was a bad guy, kills himself, leaving his wife and children behind.]]

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** ''Legacy'' ends on a somber note, with [[spoiler:Rebecca Ingram dead, leaving her husband John Donovan a widower. Over a hundred civilians are dead because of the George Washington Bridge bombing, and both of the Dudayev siblings are dead, leaving their father without any children. Asim Naseri is dead, leaving his daughter Ara without her father.father, and Drew Phelps is dead too, leaving his mother behind. Even Donald Simms, who although he was a bad guy, kills himself, leaving his wife and children behind.]]
19th Apr '17 3:34:26 PM pisacrap
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The [[TVStrikes Hollywood Writers' Strike of 2007/8]] kept the series off the air during 2008, with the exception of a two-hour MadeForTVMovie, ''Redemption'', which aired in November 2008 and acted as a {{Prequel}} for the seventh season. The seventh season was a ReTool which moved the action to the East Coast and generally improved on the fairly mediocre Season 6. Season 8 allowed it to take the title of "Longest-Running spy Show" by episode count away from ''Series/MissionImpossible'', which had held the title since 1973. It premiered on 17 January 2010 and moved the action again, this time to New York. It marked the end of the show's contiguous run.

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The [[TVStrikes Hollywood Writers' Strike of 2007/8]] kept the series off the air during 2008, with the exception of a two-hour MadeForTVMovie, ''Redemption'', which aired in November 2008 and acted as a {{Prequel}} for the seventh season. The seventh season was a ReTool {{Retool}} which moved the action to the East Coast and generally improved on the fairly mediocre Season 6. Season 8 allowed it to take the title of "Longest-Running spy Show" by episode count away from ''Series/MissionImpossible'', which had held the title since 1973. It premiered on 17 January 2010 and moved the action again, this time to New York. It marked the end of the show's contiguous run.



** Strangely enough, many of the terrorist masterminds in the show are also this. Instead of executing their subordinates at the first sign of protesting against their actions, most terrorist leaders stop to think things through when their subordinates remind them of the bigger picture. [[spoiler:Abu Fayed]] decides not to hunt down Jack Bauer in [[spoiler:revenge for killing his brother]] when his subordinate reminds him that they have plans beyond just a single man, and [[spoiler:Samir Mehran]] doesn't try to boost his ego when his subordinate informs them that [[spoiler:Omar Hassan isn't going to break under torture to deliver a falsified confession as they wanted]], and simply decides to execute him. [[spoiler:Ivan Erwick]] does come close to killing one of his subordinates for speaking out, but he ''did'' have a very good point.
* RedHerringTwist: Teri Bauer's season one amnesia, Palmer's attempted assassination in season two.

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** Strangely enough, many of the terrorist masterminds in the show are also this. Instead of executing their subordinates at the first sign of protesting against their actions, most terrorist leaders stop to think things through when their subordinates remind them of the bigger picture. [[spoiler:Abu Fayed]] decides not to hunt down Jack Bauer in [[spoiler:revenge for killing his brother]] when his subordinate reminds him that they have plans beyond just a single man, and [[spoiler:Samir Mehran]] doesn't try to boost his ego when his subordinate informs them that [[spoiler:Omar Hassan isn't going to break under torture to deliver a falsified confession as they wanted]], and simply decides to execute him. [[spoiler:Ivan Erwick]] Erwich]] does come close to killing one of his subordinates for speaking out, but he ''did'' have a very good point.
* RedHerring:
** In "Day Three: 8am - 9am", Stephen Saunders sends henchmen after an undisclosed female target; shortly afterward, the car carrying Kim Bauer and Jane Saunders is followed by an extremely suspicious biker. As it turns out, [[spoiler:the biker is innocent, and Saunders' target is Michelle Dessler]].
** During Day 5, the audience is led to suspect [[spoiler:Charles Logan's vice president Hal Gardner as the corrupt government official behind the Sentox conspiracy. It actually turns out to be Logan himself]].
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RedHerringTwist: Teri Bauer's season one amnesia, Palmer's attempted Season 2 ends with an assassination attempt on David Palmer, who falls to the ground in season two.grave health. However, the resolution to this is never shown [[note]]except in ''24: The Game'' for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2[[/note]], and Season 3 takes place three years later with a rejuvenated Palmer and a completely new plot.



* RetiredBadass: Jack tells someone in the Day 8 trailer that he's now retired. Of course, this being ''24'', you just know he's going to have to get involved one way or another.
* ReTool: season 7 - [[spoiler:CTU has been dismantled after a government probe into torture committed by Jack and others, the main action takes place on the East Coast, and Tony Almeida is now the BigBad (for the first few episodes at least... and then again sort of later).]]
** Supposedly, they tried this with Season 4 too, by dismissing ''every'' character from the show except three (Jack, Chloe, who was PutOnABus only a few episodes in, and the new president). However, it didn't work -- especially since a large majority of the popular characters came back as guest stars.
** Seems like they'd be shut down for only having precisely one consistently competent person in the whole place.

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* RetiredBadass: Jack tells someone in Jack, at the beginning of Day 8 trailer that he's now retired. 8. Of course, this being ''24'', you just know he's going to have to get involved one way or another.
he soon gets pulled back in.
* ReTool: season {{Retool}}:
** Season 4 attempted this by redesigning CTU and dismissing ''every'' previous main cast member except for Jack [[note]]Chloe O'Brian and President John Keeler also returned, but they were only recurring characters at the time[[/note]]. However, [[spoiler:a large number of popular characters returned as guest stars later in the season]].
** Season
7 - [[spoiler:CTU has broke tradition by taking place in Washington DC instead of Los Angeles, and by replacing CTU's role with the FBI (CTU having been dismantled after a government probe into torture committed by Jack and others, the main action takes place on the East Coast, and Tony Almeida is now the BigBad (for the first few episodes at least... and then again sort of later).]]
** Supposedly, they tried this with Season 4 too, by dismissing ''every'' character from the show except three (Jack, Chloe, who was PutOnABus only a few episodes in, and the new president). However, it didn't work -- especially since a large majority of the popular characters came back as guest stars.
** Seems like they'd be shut down for only having precisely one consistently competent person in the whole place.
others).



** Several of 24's story arcs are highly similar to the British series Series/{{Spooks}}, which also aired throughout the 2000s. They include the counter-terrorism team being locked in their office because of a nerve gas threat, the hero teaming up with AlexanderSiddig as a potentially-untrustworthy Muslim ally, a plot to crash airplanes together in midair, and a hacker breaking into the traffic light network to cause havoc and blackmail the government (before ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' as well). There are more similarities, as well, but are just generic enough to be stock [[TheWarOnTerror war on terror]] plots, like a season revolving around UsefulNotes/{{Iran}}'s -- or [[{{Qurac}} "Kamistan's"]] -- nuclear program and a subsequent peace deal derailed by terrorism.

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** Several of 24's ''24''[='=]s story arcs are highly similar to the British series Series/{{Spooks}}, which also aired throughout the 2000s. They include the counter-terrorism team being locked in their office because of a nerve gas threat, the hero teaming up with AlexanderSiddig as a potentially-untrustworthy Muslim ally, a plot to crash airplanes together in midair, and a hacker breaking into the traffic light network to cause havoc and blackmail the government (before ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' as well). There are more similarities, as well, but are just generic enough to be stock [[TheWarOnTerror war on terror]] plots, like a season revolving around UsefulNotes/{{Iran}}'s -- or [[{{Qurac}} "Kamistan's"]] -- nuclear program and a subsequent peace deal derailed by terrorism.
18th Apr '17 7:23:10 AM Laqueesha
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** //Legacy// ends with [[spoiler:Rebecca Ingram dead, leaving her husband a widower, hundreds of civilians dead because of the George Washington Bridge bombing, both of the Dudayev siblings dead, leaving their father childless, and Asim Naseri dead, leaving his daughter Ara without a father. Even Donald Simms, who although he was a bad guy, kills himself, leaving his wife and children behind.]]

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** //Legacy// ''Legacy'' ends on a somber note, with [[spoiler:Rebecca Ingram dead, leaving her husband John Donovan a widower, hundreds of widower. Over a hundred civilians are dead because of the George Washington Bridge bombing, and both of the Dudayev siblings are dead, leaving their father childless, and without any children. Asim Naseri is dead, leaving his daughter Ara without a her father. Even Donald Simms, who although he was a bad guy, kills himself, leaving his wife and children behind.]]
18th Apr '17 7:21:02 AM Laqueesha
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**//Legacy// ends with [[spoiler:Rebecca Ingram dead, leaving her husband a widower, hundreds of civilians dead because of the George Washington Bridge bombing, both of the Dudayev siblings dead, leaving their father childless, and Asim Naseri dead, leaving his daughter Ara without a father. Even Donald Simms, who although he was a bad guy, kills himself, leaving his wife and children behind.]]
17th Apr '17 12:08:04 PM jlindsay
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** [[CuteAndPsycho Amira]] from the same season qualifies too.
9th Apr '17 10:23:39 PM NightShade96
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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: TropeNamer.

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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: TropeNamer.Has [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique/TwentyFour its own page]] (unsurprising, considering it's the TropeNamer).
3rd Apr '17 6:09:51 PM xxebb1993xx
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** In ''Legacy'', [[spoiler: Ibrahim has one of these when Eric [[BoomHeadshot snipes Jadalla]].]]


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** Day 10 (''Legacy''): Jadalla is the BigBad for most of the season, [[spoiler: until he is killed by Eric two episodes before the finale. The real villain is Ibrahim, who was thought to be dead for most of the season.]]
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