History Series / Underbelly

16th Feb '18 5:56:38 AM Outrune
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** The spin-off series, Fat Tony & Co., retcons a whole laundry list of things:
*** Danielle is a major drug producer with her own pill press, compared to the arm-candy hairdresser she is in Underbelly
*** The Moran's pill-press is apparently now Danielle's, despite Underbelly going to great lengths to show how they actually procured it from a Biker gang.
*** Alphonse is killed simply because he fucked The Munster's daughter-in-law, not because he was a loose cannon
*** Even the characters TookALevelInJerkass; Lewis Moran and The Munster, who were the voices of reason to the Carlton Crew in the first show suddenly gain much nastier personalities in Fat Tony & Co.

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** The spin-off series, Fat Tony & Co., retcons a whole laundry list of things:
things that potentially weren't even factual in the first place:
*** Danielle is a major drug producer with her own pill press, compared to the arm-candy hairdresser she is in Underbelly
Underbelly.
*** The Moran's Morans' pill-press is apparently now Danielle's, suddenly belongs to Danielle, despite Underbelly going to great lengths to show how they Jason and Mark actually procured negotiated and purchased it from a Biker gang.
*** Alphonse is killed murdered simply because he fucked slept with The Munster's daughter-in-law, not because he was daughter-in-law and no other reason. In Underbelly it's a loose cannon
slowly boiling cauldron of many faults and fuckups that lead to his demise.
*** Even the characters TookALevelInJerkass; Lewis Moran and The Munster, who were the wise old voices of reason to the Carlton Crew in the first show show, suddenly gain much nastier nastier, more aggressive personalities in Fat Tony & Co. Co.
*** The previously fictional Purana coppers in Underbelly - Steve Owen, Jacqui James and Gary Butterworth - are retconned out of existence, and replaced by the actual real-life Purana coppers Jim Coghlan and Jim O'Brien, along with AFP agent Jarrod Ragg.
8th Jun '17 4:13:36 PM Nentuaby
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* MoustacheOfFailedHeterosexuality: Trevor Haken has one during "A Tale of Two Cities", which had the character as a rookie detective. The actor loses the mustache during "The Golden Mile", which had him as a central character.
13th Mar '17 4:15:05 AM tsstevens
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: ''The Runner'' and ''The Driver'' question Carl's orders to kill Jason in front of his kids. To a lesser extent Benji who is presented as LighterAndSofter to how he really was in regards to Victor Brincatt.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: ''The Runner'' and ''The Driver'' question Carl's orders to kill Jason in front of his kids. To a lesser extent Benji who is presented as LighterAndSofter to how he really was in regards to Victor Brincatt. PlayedForLaughs when Flannerly is portrayed as a monster yet says how opposed he is to the Australian Cricket Team cheating by bowling underarm to win a match.
29th Mar '16 11:26:54 PM tsstevens
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* SwatTeam: Used by the main character detectives to essentially kidnap suspects (such as Jason Moran for the Kings Street brawl and one of the shooters in the Silk\Miller murder) as well as planting listening devices and a raid on a suspect in the Victoria police murders. Steve Owen is called out for using them to rough up a suspected after he made threats.

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* SwatTeam: Used by the main character detectives to essentially kidnap suspects (such as Jason Moran for the Kings Street brawl and one of the shooters in the Silk\Miller murder) as well as planting listening devices and a raid on a suspect in the Victoria police murders. Steve Owen is called out for using them to rough up a suspected suspect after he made threats.threats.
* TakeMeOutAtTheBallGame: The execution of Jason Moran at a children's footy game that shocked Australia if not the world is covered in detail in the ninth episode ''Suffer the Children'' (Jason being murdered in front of his children) where Carl orders, plans and has his associates carry out the hit after previous failed attempts.
19th Mar '16 7:54:13 PM tsstevens
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** Well, Ibrahim is still the protagonist, he's just a VillainProtagonist.




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* VillainProtagonist: Subverted with Teflon John, in that he is seen as involved in the drug trade and fending off rival gangs, but in actuality had done little wrong, his biggest black mark being mentored by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive George Freeman.]] Honorable in risking prison rather than reveal a romance with a cop, quick to jump into the fray to protect night clubs, and perhaps the one man in the Cross where the term ''legitimate businessman'' is not tongue in cheek for he built his empire legally.



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17th Oct '15 8:27:11 PM tsstevens
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* RealityEnsues: Owen plays CowboyCop in his efforts to bring down Carl which not only endangers the investigation and causes grief with his boss but has Carl target him. It's Jacqui working on his imprisoned associates that lead them to make a deal a give evidence.
** Despite explicitly spelling out their involvement in other crimes Task Force Hamada cannot move in on the pair involved in the Silk/Miller murders out of fear that there is not enough evidence. Despite Debbs and his nephew basically saying they did it and are caught trying to hide evidence they don't want another bungled investigation. The police eventually move in anyway after threats are made, hoping that the raids will uncover evidence.



* PsychoForHire: Christopher Dale Flannery again.

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* PsychoForHire: Christopher Dale Flannery again. Fred is seen as one, at best he is quirky enough to bring his sick poodle to a meet rather than leave her at home, but semi professional in that he refunds the advance when he's injured and cannot kill Ray Chuck.
17th Sep '15 12:28:56 AM tsstevens
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* PsychoForHire: Benji comes across this way when he emptied round after round into his best friend, but he isn't AxCrazy.

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* PsychoForHire: Benji comes across this way when he emptied round after round into his best friend, but he isn't AxCrazy. The Journeyman, aka The Maggot, who cannot be named because of ongoing court hearings, wanted to be the last man standing on a mountain of ashes and would go to all and sundry offering to kill members of the rival gangs.
9th Sep '15 4:39:10 AM tsstevens
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Oh yes: Alphonse to Mario and Graham, Mark and brother Jason to their children mother and father, Richard Maladnich to his mother, Dino to Andrew, Willie to Tony, Michael to his son, the Runner and Driver to their mothers, Graham to Mick, Andrew to Carl Roberta and Caine, Caine to Zara Andrew and Carl, in fact about the soul exception is Radev who's only mourned by his dentist.
15th Aug '15 2:56:42 PM tsstevens
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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Narrator/Task Force Purana detective Jaquei James reveals to be this to help Steve Owen establish that Carl was able to kill Jason and establish an alibi.
22nd Jul '15 5:42:39 PM Hugpocalypse
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*** Even the characters TookALevelInJerkass; Lewis Moran and The Munster, who were the voices of reason to the Carlton Crew in the first show suddenly gain much nastier personalities in Fat Tony & Co.
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