History Series / Ultraviolet

31st Mar '16 8:54:26 PM PaulA
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* VampiresHateGarlic: It's explained that allicin, an anti-microbial agent found in garlic, is harmful to vampires, and the team uses gas grenades incorporating allicin as one of their weapons.
8th Feb '16 4:26:19 PM PaulA
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* EconomyCast: The anti-vampire force consists of only four people with speaking parts: the leader, the scientist/doctor, the soldier, and the detective. They have a small team of soldiers. {{Handwave}}d as the idea that they can only recruit people who have received the CallToAdventure, summarised rather brilliantly by Pearse:

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* EconomyCast: The anti-vampire force consists of only four people with speaking parts: the leader, the scientist/doctor, the soldier, and the detective. They have a small team of soldiers. {{Handwave}}d as the idea that they can only recruit people who have received the CallToAdventure, summarised rather brilliantly by Pearse:
8th Feb '16 1:26:07 AM WillBGood
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* EconomyCast: The anti-vampire force consists of only four people with speaking parts: the leader, the scientist/doctor, the soldier, and the detective. They have a small team of soldiers. The HandWave is that they can only recruit people who have received the CallToAdventure, summarised rather brilliantly by Pearse:

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* EconomyCast: The anti-vampire force consists of only four people with speaking parts: the leader, the scientist/doctor, the soldier, and the detective. They have a small team of soldiers. The HandWave is {{Handwave}}d as the idea that they can only recruit people who have received the CallToAdventure, summarised rather brilliantly by Pearse:
8th Feb '16 1:25:12 AM WillBGood
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* EconomyCast: The anti-vampire force consists of only four people with speaking parts: the leader, the scientist/doctor, the soldier, and the detective. They have a small team of soldiers. The ScotchTape is that they can only recruit people who have received the CallToAdventure, summarised rather brilliantly by Pearse:

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* EconomyCast: The anti-vampire force consists of only four people with speaking parts: the leader, the scientist/doctor, the soldier, and the detective. They have a small team of soldiers. The ScotchTape HandWave is that they can only recruit people who have received the CallToAdventure, summarised rather brilliantly by Pearse:
11th Jan '16 11:01:02 AM Kalaong
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* DoWrongRight: Vaughn's reaction in the fourth episode when [[spoiler:Mike shoots a guy he incorrectly believes to be a vampire. Vaughn accepts that it was an honest mistake; what really angers him is that he ''missed the guy's heart'' -- if you're going to shoot at something that can tear your head off like a toothpaste cap, you want to make damn sure you kill it first try]].

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* DoWrongRight: Vaughn's reaction in the fourth episode when [[spoiler:Mike shoots a guy he incorrectly believes to be a vampire. Vaughn accepts that it was an honest mistake; what really angers him is that he ''missed the guy's heart'' -- if you're going to shoot at something that can tear twist your head off like a toothpaste cap, you want to make damn sure you kill it first try]].
16th Dec '15 12:23:15 PM Kalaong
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* EconomyCast: The anti-vampire force consists of only four people with speaking parts: the leader, the scientist/doctor, the soldier, and the detective. They have a small team of soldiers. The ScotchTape is that they can only recruit people who have received the CallToAdventure, summarised rather brilliantly by Pearse: ''"We can't make you believe - only they can do that."''

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* EconomyCast: The anti-vampire force consists of only four people with speaking parts: the leader, the scientist/doctor, the soldier, and the detective. They have a small team of soldiers. The ScotchTape is that they can only recruit people who have received the CallToAdventure, summarised rather brilliantly by Pearse: ''"We Pearse:
-->''We
can't make you believe - only they can do that."''''
16th Dec '15 12:21:32 PM Kalaong
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* LaserGuidedKarma: The events of "Mea Culpa" occur solely because [[spoiler:the vampires' guinea pig broke quarantine, infecting a choirboy with a strain of mutated meningitis and leading the team right to him; though he had been bribed with a willing "boy" to abuse as he saw fit, the vampires failed to realize pedos get off on abusing the weak and unwilling - even though the "boy" looked like jailbait, he was actually a fully adult vampire and the freak quickly became tired of a willing partner strong enough to kill him at any time. This gets him shot - twice - and captured, exposing the experiment]].
3rd Nov '15 9:52:45 PM PaulA
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* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: The vampire hunters use graphite bullets and shrapnel grenades (based on the active ingredient of wooden stakes), plus gas grenades using the active ingredient of garlic.



* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: The vampire hunters use graphite bullets and shrapnel grenades (based on the active ingredient of wooden stakes), plus gas grenades using the active ingredient of garlic.



* WelcomeEpisode: "Habeas Corpus"



* WelcomeEpisode: "Habeas Corpus"
3rd Nov '15 9:49:05 PM PaulA
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* AbnormalAmmo: Almost to the point of DepletedPhlebotinumShells - the good guys use graphite bullets and shrapnel grenades, plus refined garlic-gas grenades.
* ActuallyNotAVampire: [[spoiler:Michael shoots a suspect who's been avoiding the sun -- turns out the guy was a criminal with the light-sensitive condition "xeroderma pigmentosum".]]

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* AbnormalAmmo: Almost to AbortedDeclarationOfLove: In "Terra Incognita", one of the point of DepletedPhlebotinumShells - things Vaughan does when he's facing death is phone Angie, whom he's carrying a torch for. When she answers the good guys use graphite bullets and shrapnel grenades, plus refined garlic-gas grenades.
phone, he decides not to say anything.
* ActuallyNotAVampire: [[spoiler:Michael [[spoiler:In "Mea Culpa", Michael shoots a suspect who's been avoiding the sun -- turns out the guy was a criminal with the light-sensitive condition "xeroderma pigmentosum".]]



* AnchoredShip: There is a definite attraction between soldier Vaughan and scientist March but aside from a tender but hasty [[AnywhereButTheirLips top-of-the-head kiss]] in a late episode nothing comes of it.

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* AnchoredShip: There is a definite attraction between soldier Vaughan Rice and scientist Angie March but aside from a tender but hasty [[AnywhereButTheirLips top-of-the-head kiss]] in a late episode nothing comes of it.



* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Vampires' ability to regenerate after being staked, set up in the first episode and referenced throughout the series with the vault but]] not actually seen until the first season finale.

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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Vampires' The first episode introduces the idea [[spoiler:of vampires' ability to regenerate after being staked, set up in the first episode and it's referenced throughout the series with the vault but]] vault]], but it's not actually seen until the first season finale.



* ChurchMilitant: Subverted. The Code V's claim that the squad is [[UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition funded by the Vatican]], but it's actually supported by the government; the Church "Doesn't like to talk about evil these days". Pearse is a militant Catholic priest, but it's implied that he lost his standing in the Church because of this.

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* ChurchMilitant: Subverted. The Code V's Vs claim that the squad is [[UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition funded by the Vatican]], Vatican, comparing it to UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition, but it's actually supported by the government; the Church "Doesn't like to talk about evil these days". Pearse is a militant Catholic priest, but it's implied that he lost his standing in the Church because of this.



* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: The vampire hunters use graphite bullets and shrapnel grenades (based on the active ingredient of wooden stakes), plus gas grenades using the active ingredient of garlic.



* FakinMacGuffin: [[spoiler:In the final episode, the vampires use Kirsty in a HostageForMacGuffin swap to get Mike to bring them the dust of one of their leaders out of the team's vault. Mike brings them a canister from the vault, but when it's revived it's Kirsty's fiancé Jack instead of the vampire they needed.]]



* HolyBurnsEvil: Discussed; Angie explains to Mike that it vampires who had strong religious convictions sometimes develop a psychosomatic reaction to religious symbols, but holy objects don't have any inherent power. In "Mea Culpa", complicating things a bit, [[spoiler:one of the signs that the choirboys have been infected with vampire-hybridized meningitis is that they develop a phobic reaction to a prayer book, even though none of them know they've been infected with vampire traits]]. There's also the dark joke that the vampire hunters' most effective weapon is a bullet with a cross carved into it, not for religious reasons but to convert it into a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expanding_bullet cruciform expanding bullet]] with increased stopping power.

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* HolyBurnsEvil: Discussed; Angie explains to Mike that it vampires who had strong religious convictions sometimes develop a psychosomatic reaction to religious symbols, but holy objects don't have any inherent power. In "Mea Culpa", complicating things a bit, [[spoiler:one of the signs that the choirboys have been infected with vampire-hybridized meningitis is that they develop a phobic reaction to a prayer book, even though none of them know they've been infected with vampire traits]]. There's also the dark joke that the vampire hunters' most effective weapon is a bullet with a cross carved into it, not for religious reasons but to convert it into a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expanding_bullet cruciform expanding bullet]] with increased stopping power.



* ImprovisedWeapon: [[spoiler:Vaughan uses a vampire as an explosive to escape a warehouse. Yes, that's right, he weaponized his enemy.]]

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* ImprovisedWeapon: In "Terra Incognita", [[spoiler:Vaughan uses a vampire as an explosive to escape a warehouse. Yes, that's right, he weaponized his enemy.]]



* MyGrandsonMyself: [[spoiler:A vampire is revealed to be using this trick in one episode.]]
* NaiveNewcomer: Michael.

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* MyGrandsonMyself: [[spoiler:A [[spoiler:In "In Nomine Patris", the vampire going by the name of Lester Hammond is revealed to be using this trick in one episode.actually Lester's grandfather, who took over Lester's identity after he died of a drug overdose.]]
* NaiveNewcomer: Michael.Michael Colefield, who enters the Masquerade in the first episode after discovering that his colleague and friend Jack has become a vampire.



* SecretKeeper: Frances.

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* SecretKeeper: Frances.Mike's friend Frances, who helps his investigation in the first episode and serves as a sounding board later, is the only person outside the team who has any idea what his life has become. He doesn't go all the way to telling her that it involves vampires, though, because he knows she's too sensible to believe it.



* ThatPoorCar: [[spoiler:When a vampire explodes in Mike's house -- long story --]] in "In Nomine Patris".
* TimeBomb: The set piece of a late episode is [[spoiler:a character trapped in a warehouse surrounded by coffins containing Code 5's, each with an LED counter ticking down to sunset]].

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* ThatPoorCar: [[spoiler:When When a vampire explodes in Mike's house -- long story --]] in near the end of "In Nomine Patris".
Patris", it sets off a nearby car alarm.
* TimeBomb: The set piece of a late episode is [[spoiler:a character trapped in a warehouse surrounded by coffins containing Code 5's, 5s, each with an LED counter ticking down to sunset]].
3rd Nov '15 8:56:24 PM PaulA
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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: In "In Nomine Patris", [[spoiler:the Code 5s ensnared a pedophile with a rare genetic disorder for use in their experiments by promising him a boy... who's really a fully fledged, and fully adult, vampire]].

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: In "In Nomine Patris", "Mea Culpa", [[spoiler:the Code 5s ensnared a pedophile with a rare genetic disorder for use in their experiments by promising him a boy... who's really a fully fledged, and fully adult, vampire]].
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