History Series / VeronicaMars

20th Sep '17 8:55:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* TeacherParentRomance: Subverted. Veronica's father Keith starts getting friendly with her guidance counselor, but he decides to break it off when it becomes clear that Veronica is not past her MissingMom yet.
22nd Jul '17 7:46:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdoptivePeerParent: Kendall Casablancas has stepsons 7 and 9 years younger than she.

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* AdoptivePeerParent: Kendall Casablancas Casablancas, the gold-digging TrophyWife of real estate mogul Dick Casablancas, has stepsons 7 and 9 years younger than she.she. She also sleeps with one of her stepsons' friends. And her oldest stepson (though he could have been joking), after his dad's large-scale fraud is exposed and is forced to flee the country, brings Kendall a bag full of new lingerie while telling her that she'll have to earn her upkeep "some other way".
10th Jul '17 10:22:02 AM xcountryguy
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* AnchoredShip: With Veronica and Duncan in season 1 [[spoiler: ((eventually they get back together and then break up for good)]] and later with Logan and Veronica, which ends with no definite resolution, mostly due to the show's [[NoEnding cancellation]].

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* AnchoredShip: With Veronica and Duncan in season 1 [[spoiler: ((eventually [[spoiler:((eventually they get back together and then break up for good)]] and later with Logan and Veronica, which ends with no definite resolution, mostly due to the show's [[NoEnding cancellation]].



* AscendedExtra: Oh, ''Dick Casablancas.'' He started off with one word in episode 2 - "Logan" - and his role just got bigger until he got a PromotionToOpeningTitles for season 2. It was rumored that the only reason why the actor playing Dick got booted up to full-time cast member was due to the fact that [[spoiler: the actor playing Dick's brother Cassidy was brought on full-time for season two, as the BigBad and that having him in the title and not the actor playing his on-screen brother, would give away the season's twist ending).]]

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* AscendedExtra: Oh, ''Dick Casablancas.'' He started off with one word in episode 2 - "Logan" - and his role just got bigger until he got a PromotionToOpeningTitles for season 2. It was rumored that the only reason why the actor playing Dick got booted up to full-time cast member was due to the fact that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the actor playing Dick's brother Cassidy was brought on full-time for season two, as the BigBad and that having him in the title and not the actor playing his on-screen brother, would give away the season's twist ending).]]



* BadassBookworm: [[spoiler: Who would have thought that Cassidy was capable of murdering at least 10 people, and probably more?]]

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* BadassBookworm: [[spoiler: Who [[spoiler:Who would have thought that Cassidy was capable of murdering at least 10 people, and probably more?]]



** In the third season, Tim is a big fan of these. [[spoiler: First, he frames Veronica for cheating on her essay, with the knowledge that she will clear her own name, but he left enough clues that she would discover their mentor's dirty secret in the process, hoping it would scare her away from him. Later, he kills the Dean, knowing that Veronica will investigate and find enough information to incriminate the Dean in the process.]]

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** In the third season, Tim is a big fan of these. [[spoiler: First, [[spoiler:First, he frames Veronica for cheating on her essay, with the knowledge that she will clear her own name, but he left enough clues that she would discover their mentor's dirty secret in the process, hoping it would scare her away from him. Later, he kills the Dean, knowing that Veronica will investigate and find enough information to incriminate the Dean in the process.]]



* BeardOfEvil: [[spoiler: Tim, the killer in Season 3, sports a beard.]]

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* BeardOfEvil: [[spoiler: Tim, [[spoiler:Tim, the killer in Season 3, sports a beard.]]



* TheCassandra: Veronica ''will'', without fail, get to the bottom of any mystery, embarrassing the guilty JerkJock, AlphaBitch, or idiot sheriff in the process. Despite this, the town residents only ever react to her questioning them with [[TooDumbToLive smug indifference]]. Not only that, but she spends the entire first season trying to figure out who killed her best friend, Lilly. It turns out to have been [[spoiler: Aaron Echolls, the father of Lilly's ex-boyfriend and Veronica's boyfriend at the time she figures it out.]] Unfortunately, when it goes to trial [[spoiler: he gets off Scott free (not counting getting shot in the head by Wiedmann) because Logan destroys the sex tapes, and no one believes Veronica or Logan when they testify that they saw the tapes themselves.]] Even worse, [[spoiler: Aaron nearly burned Veronica to death and beat the crap out of her father, but in the trial he claims that Veronica accidentally crashed her car, and they were waiting at the nearest house when Keith found them and attacked him. And the only other witness, the owner of the house, mysteriously went missing.]] Seriously though, you think these people would learn to trust V's gut once in a while.

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* TheCassandra: Veronica ''will'', without fail, get to the bottom of any mystery, embarrassing the guilty JerkJock, AlphaBitch, or idiot sheriff in the process. Despite this, the town residents only ever react to her questioning them with [[TooDumbToLive smug indifference]]. Not only that, but she spends the entire first season trying to figure out who killed her best friend, Lilly. It turns out to have been [[spoiler: Aaron [[spoiler:Aaron Echolls, the father of Lilly's ex-boyfriend and Veronica's boyfriend at the time she figures it out.]] Unfortunately, when it goes to trial [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he gets off Scott free (not counting getting shot in the head by Wiedmann) because Logan destroys the sex tapes, and no one believes Veronica or Logan when they testify that they saw the tapes themselves.]] Even worse, [[spoiler: Aaron [[spoiler:Aaron nearly burned Veronica to death and beat the crap out of her father, but in the trial he claims that Veronica accidentally crashed her car, and they were waiting at the nearest house when Keith found them and attacked him. And the only other witness, the owner of the house, mysteriously went missing.]] Seriously though, you think these people would learn to trust V's gut once in a while.



** Duncan in "Not Pictured". It seems like he was only there for a flashback but it turns out [[spoiler: he had Clarence kill Aaron]]

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** Duncan in "Not Pictured". It seems like he was only there for a flashback but it turns out [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he had Clarence kill Aaron]]



* {{Cliffhanger}}: Season One ends on several cliff hangers. [[spoiler: Aaron Echolls has been arrested, but it's unclear how Veronica's relationship will be affected. The audience knows that Logan had an incident on the bridge where he contemplated suicide, although the characters don't.]]

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* {{Cliffhanger}}: Season One ends on several cliff hangers. [[spoiler: Aaron [[spoiler:Aaron Echolls has been arrested, but it's unclear how Veronica's relationship will be affected. The audience knows that Logan had an incident on the bridge where he contemplated suicide, although the characters don't.]]



* DangerTakesABackSeat: Well played, [[spoiler: Aaron Echolls]].
* DateRape: Part of the backstory told in flashbacks. Veronica is roofied during a high school party end of her sophomore year and wakes up partially unclothed the next morning. She tries to report what happens and Sheriff Lamb calls her a slut and kicks her out of the station. Which explains why she hates him so much. [[spoiler: At the end of season 1 she finds out she was drugged when Madison gave her a trip to the dentist. Duncan rescued her at first getting her to a safe room. Then he was drugged and put in the same room. Duncan in his state thought she had consented. Logan was the one that brought the drugs to the party. Then at the end of the 2nd seasons she find out that mass murderer Beaver had raped her that night. In season 3 she can't understand why Logan goes as far as he does to protect her as she investigates a serial rapist, who targets her but is scared off by Logan]]
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Part of the backstory before the series started was a gender flipped version. Duncan Kane's mother hates Veronica. Lilly states that Celeste would hate anyone that Duncan might love more than her. Lilly also warns that Celeste would do anything to break up Duncan and Veronica. [[spoiler: Celeste tells Duncan that Veronica might be his 1/2 sister. He breaks up with her without telling her why. Veronica finds out on her own. Two DNA tests later (she throws one out without looking because Keith is her real Dad. Before opening the 2nd one she signs away her rights to the Kane fortune because Keith is her real Dad) it turns out they aren't 1/2 siblings and get back together for a while. It is unclear if Celeste really believes Veronica could be her husband's daughter or she just used it to break them up because she is obsessed with her son. In flashbacks Veronica's Mom and Duncan's Dad don't seem to have any concerns about the two dating. Jake's concern with Duncan and Veronica dating in "present" time seems to be more about knowing Keith doesn't believe that Lilly's murder has been solved, and Jake believing that Duncan accidentally killed his sister during a seizure.]]

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* DangerTakesABackSeat: Well played, [[spoiler: Aaron [[spoiler:Aaron Echolls]].
* DateRape: Part of the backstory told in flashbacks. Veronica is roofied during a high school party end of her sophomore year and wakes up partially unclothed the next morning. She tries to report what happens and Sheriff Lamb calls her a slut and kicks her out of the station. Which explains why she hates him so much. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of season 1 she finds out she was drugged when Madison gave her a trip to the dentist. Duncan rescued her at first getting her to a safe room. Then he was drugged and put in the same room. Duncan in his state thought she had consented. Logan was the one that brought the drugs to the party. Then at the end of the 2nd seasons she find out that mass murderer Beaver had raped her that night. In season 3 she can't understand why Logan goes as far as he does to protect her as she investigates a serial rapist, who targets her but is scared off by Logan]]
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Part of the backstory before the series started was a gender flipped version. Duncan Kane's mother hates Veronica. Lilly states that Celeste would hate anyone that Duncan might love more than her. Lilly also warns that Celeste would do anything to break up Duncan and Veronica. [[spoiler: Celeste [[spoiler:Celeste tells Duncan that Veronica might be his 1/2 sister. He breaks up with her without telling her why. Veronica finds out on her own. Two DNA tests later (she throws one out without looking because Keith is her real Dad. Before opening the 2nd one she signs away her rights to the Kane fortune because Keith is her real Dad) it turns out they aren't 1/2 siblings and get back together for a while. It is unclear if Celeste really believes Veronica could be her husband's daughter or she just used it to break them up because she is obsessed with her son. In flashbacks Veronica's Mom and Duncan's Dad don't seem to have any concerns about the two dating. Jake's concern with Duncan and Veronica dating in "present" time seems to be more about knowing Keith doesn't believe that Lilly's murder has been solved, and Jake believing that Duncan accidentally killed his sister during a seizure.]]



* DisneyDeath: The ending of the second season of has the season's BigBad [[spoiler: Cassidy]] detonating a remote bomb aboard a plane that presumably has [[spoiler:Veronica's dad on it. However, it turns out that her father drove home and he wasn't on the plane.]]

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* DisneyDeath: The ending of the second season of has the season's BigBad [[spoiler: Cassidy]] [[spoiler:Cassidy]] detonating a remote bomb aboard a plane that presumably has [[spoiler:Veronica's dad on it. However, it turns out that her father drove home and he wasn't on the plane.]]



* DowntimeDowngrade: Essentially happens with Logan and Veronica after season 1, would be an OffScreenBreakup if not for a brief flashback. Averted after season 2 - they don't break up after summer, [[spoiler: they do it on screen... a few times.]]

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* DowntimeDowngrade: Essentially happens with Logan and Veronica after season 1, would be an OffScreenBreakup if not for a brief flashback. Averted after season 2 - they don't break up after summer, [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they do it on screen... a few times.]]



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Not only is [[spoiler: Sheriff Lamb brutally killed off in the lamest of lame fashions, but afterwords EVERYONE forgets he exists, save for by a deputy newly re-appointed interim Sheriff Keith Mars promptly fires upon reassuming control over the department. A major moment for seasonal rotting, as far as you thinking that the violent murder of the sheriff would be a major thing that would hang over the department for quite some time.)]]

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Not only is [[spoiler: Sheriff [[spoiler:Sheriff Lamb brutally killed off in the lamest of lame fashions, but afterwords EVERYONE forgets he exists, save for by a deputy newly re-appointed interim Sheriff Keith Mars promptly fires upon reassuming control over the department. A major moment for seasonal rotting, as far as you thinking that the violent murder of the sheriff would be a major thing that would hang over the department for quite some time.)]]



* EggSitting: Veronica has to "raise" a baby-like doll with her boyfriend Duncan for a sex-ed class. It's not clear if they fail or succeed, but Veronica definitely isn't shown to be a reliable parent. Also, the doll serves as {{Foreshadowing}} for [[spoiler: the reveal that Duncan's ex-girlfriend is pregnant.]]

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* EggSitting: Veronica has to "raise" a baby-like doll with her boyfriend Duncan for a sex-ed class. It's not clear if they fail or succeed, but Veronica definitely isn't shown to be a reliable parent. Also, the doll serves as {{Foreshadowing}} for [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the reveal that Duncan's ex-girlfriend is pregnant.]]



** [[spoiler: Logan]]=Irene Adler
** [[spoiler: Cassidy]]=Moriarty

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** [[spoiler: Logan]]=Irene [[spoiler:Logan]]=Irene Adler
** [[spoiler: Cassidy]]=Moriarty[[spoiler:Cassidy]]=Moriarty



* FalseConfession: This is a major part in the Lily Kane murder mystery in the first season: Disgruntled former Kane Software employee Abel Koontz confesses to the murder of Lily Kane, but in reality [[spoiler: the Kanes agreed to pay for his daughter's future so that he would take the fall (He's dying from a disease, so he doesn't particularly care what happens to him), because they believe that their son Duncan killed Lily in an epileptic fit.]] Because of his confession, Sheriff Lamb ends the investigation, saying they found the killer, causing Veronica and her disgraced-Sheriff-now-PI father to investigate it themselves.

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* FalseConfession: This is a major part in the Lily Kane murder mystery in the first season: Disgruntled former Kane Software employee Abel Koontz confesses to the murder of Lily Kane, but in reality [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Kanes agreed to pay for his daughter's future so that he would take the fall (He's dying from a disease, so he doesn't particularly care what happens to him), because they believe that their son Duncan killed Lily in an epileptic fit.]] Because of his confession, Sheriff Lamb ends the investigation, saying they found the killer, causing Veronica and her disgraced-Sheriff-now-PI father to investigate it themselves.



* FidelityTest: Veronica plays a FilleFatale to find out whether the jealous client's fiancee is cheating. [[spoiler: He isn't, but it doesn't end well for them anyway.]]

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* FidelityTest: Veronica plays a FilleFatale to find out whether the jealous client's fiancee is cheating. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He isn't, but it doesn't end well for them anyway.]]



* HeroicBastard: Subverted when Veronica [[spoiler: looks to be then is revealed not to be the bastard daughter of Jake Kane.]]

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* HeroicBastard: Subverted when Veronica [[spoiler: looks [[spoiler:looks to be then is revealed not to be the bastard daughter of Jake Kane.]]



** Dick Cassablancas is responsible for [[spoiler: Veronica's rape, as he encouraged his brother to rape Veronica]], yet the characters don't seem to care and the writers seem to have forgotten about it.

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** Dick Cassablancas is responsible for [[spoiler: Veronica's [[spoiler:Veronica's rape, as he encouraged his brother to rape Veronica]], yet the characters don't seem to care and the writers seem to have forgotten about it.



* KillTheCutie: Initially Lilly Kane, the character who dies before the beginning of the first season, would count as an example, since she was a young attractive teenager who got her head smashed in with [[spoiler: an ashtray]], though she becomes arguably less of a 'cutie' during some of the later flashbacks as her innocence level drops.

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* KillTheCutie: Initially Lilly Kane, the character who dies before the beginning of the first season, would count as an example, since she was a young attractive teenager who got her head smashed in with [[spoiler: an [[spoiler:an ashtray]], though she becomes arguably less of a 'cutie' during some of the later flashbacks as her innocence level drops.



** Veronica's first love Duncan dumps her without any explanation [[spoiler: and then, after rekindling their relationship, leaves her to escape the country and the law with his child from another girl.]] She and her SecondLove [[JerkassWoobie Logan]] hurt each other pretty equally and consistently throughout the show even as they try to make their relationship work. And all the other guys were pretty much rebound.
** And then there is [[HollywoodNerd Mac]], who takes a long time to get over [[spoiler: Cassidy, who turned out to be a murderer and a rapist.]]
** And Keith Mars, whose wife turned out [[spoiler: to be a long-time cheater and later an alcoholic.]]

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** Veronica's first love Duncan dumps her without any explanation [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and then, after rekindling their relationship, leaves her to escape the country and the law with his child from another girl.]] She and her SecondLove [[JerkassWoobie Logan]] hurt each other pretty equally and consistently throughout the show even as they try to make their relationship work. And all the other guys were pretty much rebound.
** And then there is [[HollywoodNerd Mac]], who takes a long time to get over [[spoiler: Cassidy, [[spoiler:Cassidy, who turned out to be a murderer and a rapist.]]
** And Keith Mars, whose wife turned out [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to be a long-time cheater and later an alcoholic.]]



* LukeIMightBeYourFather: In the first season, Veronica has reason to suspect Jake Kane -- the father of her ex-boyfriend Duncan, and former lover of her mother -- might be her biological father. [[spoiler: He isn't.]]

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* LukeIMightBeYourFather: In the first season, Veronica has reason to suspect Jake Kane -- the father of her ex-boyfriend Duncan, and former lover of her mother -- might be her biological father. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He isn't.]]



* MeaningfulEcho: The pilot establishes that "Who's your daddy?" is Keith's (somewhat oddball) way of saying he has his daughter's back. This is repeated twice later on: first is part way through the first season when [[spoiler: Veronica's paternity is in question, he reveals after a test that he is indeed her biological father,]] and again in the last episode of season one [[spoiler: where he rescues his daughter from being burned alive by the season's villain.]]

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* MeaningfulEcho: The pilot establishes that "Who's your daddy?" is Keith's (somewhat oddball) way of saying he has his daughter's back. This is repeated twice later on: first is part way through the first season when [[spoiler: Veronica's [[spoiler:Veronica's paternity is in question, he reveals after a test that he is indeed her biological father,]] and again in the last episode of season one [[spoiler: where [[spoiler:where he rescues his daughter from being burned alive by the season's villain.]]



* MockGuffin: In the second season episode "I Am God", Veronica is haunted by dreams of the bus crash (the season-long mystery she's trying to solve), and in particular of a drawing of a scythe hanging over nine tombstones, with the words "[[TitleDrop I Am God]]" written underneath. She thinks it's a key to how the bus crashed, [[spoiler: but it turns out to just be an album cover for an indie rock band]].

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* MockGuffin: In the second season episode "I Am God", Veronica is haunted by dreams of the bus crash (the season-long mystery she's trying to solve), and in particular of a drawing of a scythe hanging over nine tombstones, with the words "[[TitleDrop I Am God]]" written underneath. She thinks it's a key to how the bus crashed, [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but it turns out to just be an album cover for an indie rock band]].



** Subverted with [[spoiler: Logan's mother]]. It really was just a suicide. (Probably. [[NeverFoundTheBody They never did find the body.]])

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** Subverted with [[spoiler: Logan's [[spoiler:Logan's mother]]. It really was just a suicide. (Probably. [[NeverFoundTheBody They never did find the body.]])



* NoHoldsBarredBeatDown: Aaron Echolls delivers an extensive one to his daughter's abusive boyfriend. [[SoundtrackDissonance to the tune of "That's Amore".]] It lasts long enough to go from being awesome to being uncomfortable to watch. [[spoiler: As it should.]]

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatDown: Aaron Echolls delivers an extensive one to his daughter's abusive boyfriend. [[SoundtrackDissonance to the tune of "That's Amore".]] It lasts long enough to go from being awesome to being uncomfortable to watch. [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As it should.]]



** In season two, when Cassidy pulled a prank on his brother Dick in revenge for Dick treating his brother like shit, Dick threatened revenge. However, Cassidy stops his vengeful evil older brother in his tracks when Cassidy reminds him of a mysterious "Sally" and what happened to her. This was ultimately clarified in an interview by Rob Thomas: [[spoiler: Sally was a childhood pet that Dick had, who Cassidy killed in retaliation after Dick did something horrible towards him.]]

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** In season two, when Cassidy pulled a prank on his brother Dick in revenge for Dick treating his brother like shit, Dick threatened revenge. However, Cassidy stops his vengeful evil older brother in his tracks when Cassidy reminds him of a mysterious "Sally" and what happened to her. This was ultimately clarified in an interview by Rob Thomas: [[spoiler: Sally [[spoiler:Sally was a childhood pet that Dick had, who Cassidy killed in retaliation after Dick did something horrible towards him.]]



** Mac's boyfriend [[spoiler:Beaver]] wouldn't do anything more than hold hands anyway, because of [[spoiler: his molestation as a child.]] However, she subsequently seems to get over this fairly easily, with little on-screen explanation.

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** Mac's boyfriend [[spoiler:Beaver]] wouldn't do anything more than hold hands anyway, because of [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his molestation as a child.]] However, she subsequently seems to get over this fairly easily, with little on-screen explanation.



* ReligiousStereotype: Played with when one of Veronica's investigations involves the conservative preacher father of a friend. The preacher's assistant fits the fundie stereotype to a T [[spoiler: as well as being the villain of the episode]]. On the other hand the friend's father turns out to be both honest and compassionate.

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* ReligiousStereotype: Played with when one of Veronica's investigations involves the conservative preacher father of a friend. The preacher's assistant fits the fundie stereotype to a T [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as well as being the villain of the episode]]. On the other hand the friend's father turns out to be both honest and compassionate.



* RemovedFromThePicture - One boy's presumably dead dad got this treatment from his wife. [[spoiler: Turns out he changed his gender.]]

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* RemovedFromThePicture - One boy's presumably dead dad got this treatment from his wife. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out he changed his gender.]]



* SwitchedAtBirth - [[spoiler:Mac and Madison]]. This leads to a TearJerker when [[spoiler: Mac meets her blood sister and mother at Madison's.]]

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* SwitchedAtBirth - [[spoiler:Mac and Madison]]. This leads to a TearJerker when [[spoiler: Mac [[spoiler:Mac meets her blood sister and mother at Madison's.]]



* TeacherStudentRomance: Veronica defends one of her favorite teachers against a claim of this. She goes through the girl's diary, and checks the dates, and so gets him off. [[spoiler: She then finds out that it was all true, and that the girl who said she was his lover was really a friend of the actual girl, and she did get pregnant and so wasn't in school. Veronica then got him fired.]]

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* TeacherStudentRomance: Veronica defends one of her favorite teachers against a claim of this. She goes through the girl's diary, and checks the dates, and so gets him off. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She then finds out that it was all true, and that the girl who said she was his lover was really a friend of the actual girl, and she did get pregnant and so wasn't in school. Veronica then got him fired.]]



* TortureForFunAndInformation: Aaron Echolls is introduced, in his very first episode, [[spoiler: beating his son with a belt]], and is eventually revealed to be [[spoiler: the killer of Lilly Kane]], so you don't want to admire anything about him. But in "Hot Dogs", we find out that Trina, Aaron's daughter, is being abused by her boyfriend. In a scene that has quite a bit of FridgeHorror to it, but is undeniably kind of hilarious, Aaron kicks the daylights out of the kid, singing along with the tune of "That's Amore".

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* TortureForFunAndInformation: Aaron Echolls is introduced, in his very first episode, [[spoiler: beating [[spoiler:beating his son with a belt]], and is eventually revealed to be [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the killer of Lilly Kane]], so you don't want to admire anything about him. But in "Hot Dogs", we find out that Trina, Aaron's daughter, is being abused by her boyfriend. In a scene that has quite a bit of FridgeHorror to it, but is undeniably kind of hilarious, Aaron kicks the daylights out of the kid, singing along with the tune of "That's Amore".



** [[spoiler: Aaron Echolls]], who abuses his son. We learn later that his father was also an abusive alcoholic who beat his mother in front of him and put out cigarettes in his hands.

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** [[spoiler: Aaron [[spoiler:Aaron Echolls]], who abuses his son. We learn later that his father was also an abusive alcoholic who beat his mother in front of him and put out cigarettes in his hands.



* TwistedChristmas: The episode "An Echolls Family Christmas" has a light-hearted A-plot involving stolen poker winnings, but the B-plot see Keith investigating death threats against Aaron Echolls. [[spoiler: They turn out to be genuine, and he's stabbed by a spurned lover at his family's Christmas party - he survives, but the fallout and scandal breaks up his marriage and drives his wife Lynn to suicide two episodes later.]]

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* TwistedChristmas: The episode "An Echolls Family Christmas" has a light-hearted A-plot involving stolen poker winnings, but the B-plot see Keith investigating death threats against Aaron Echolls. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They turn out to be genuine, and he's stabbed by a spurned lover at his family's Christmas party - he survives, but the fallout and scandal breaks up his marriage and drives his wife Lynn to suicide two episodes later.]]



* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler: Jake Kane. The Mars family catches the '''real''' killer of his daughter Lilly, but he procedes to ruin their live in the Season 3 finale.]]

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* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler: Jake [[spoiler:Jake Kane. The Mars family catches the '''real''' killer of his daughter Lilly, but he procedes to ruin their live in the Season 3 finale.]]



** When Veronica finds out that [[spoiler: Jake Kane]] may be her father, which means that [[spoiler:her ex-boyfriend Duncan may be her half-brother.]]
** When Veronica finds out that [[spoiler: Cassidy]] is a murderer... [[OhCrap and Mac is with him.]]

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** When Veronica finds out that [[spoiler: Jake [[spoiler:Jake Kane]] may be her father, which means that [[spoiler:her ex-boyfriend Duncan may be her half-brother.]]
** When Veronica finds out that [[spoiler: Cassidy]] [[spoiler:Cassidy]] is a murderer... [[OhCrap and Mac is with him.]]



** From "Not Pictured" [[TitleDrop Not Pictured]]: [[spoiler: Cassidy Casablancas]]

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** From "Not Pictured" [[TitleDrop Not Pictured]]: [[spoiler: Cassidy [[spoiler:Cassidy Casablancas]]



** Veronica gives this to Keith when he [[spoiler: sleeps with a married woman and then proceeds to hand out every excuse they've heard from their marks.]]

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** Veronica gives this to Keith when he [[spoiler: sleeps [[spoiler:sleeps with a married woman and then proceeds to hand out every excuse they've heard from their marks.]]



* YourCheatingHeart - A lot of examples. [[spoiler: Aaron Echolls, Lianne Mars, Jake Kane, Kendall Casablancas]] plus many clients' spouses. Notably averted with Logan while he's dating Veronica, even if she's constantly jealous of him.

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* YourCheatingHeart - A lot of examples. [[spoiler: Aaron [[spoiler:Aaron Echolls, Lianne Mars, Jake Kane, Kendall Casablancas]] plus many clients' spouses. Notably averted with Logan while he's dating Veronica, even if she's constantly jealous of him.
27th May '17 2:58:38 PM nombretomado
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* CastingGag: Creator/KevinSmith shows up in season two as a [[TheViewAskewniverse convenience store]] Film/{{clerk|s}}.

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* CastingGag: Creator/KevinSmith shows up in season two as a [[TheViewAskewniverse [[Film/TheViewAskewniverse convenience store]] Film/{{clerk|s}}.
22nd Apr '17 7:45:50 AM Polaris
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** In 1x06, "Return of the Kane", we get "Ventura Highway" playing over [[RuleOfThree Aaron beating Logan with a belt]].
19th Apr '17 7:29:57 PM AFP
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** In TheMovie, she {{lampshades}} that her attraction to Logan, (not unlike her compulsion to fight crime as a freelance detective) is nothing less than a full-blown addiction, with parallels to an unhealthy drug habit.
12th Apr '17 5:03:48 PM Ea4g
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* Expies: Most of the main characters seem to be this for Sherlock Holmes. The premise is largely the same, though the stories are very different.
** Veronica- [[SherlockHolmes Sherlock]]
** Wallace- Watson
** Logan- Irene Adler
** [[spoiler: Cassidy]]- Moriarty
** Keith- Mycroft

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* Expies: {{Expies}}: Most of the main characters seem to be this for [[SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes.Holmes]]. The premise is largely the same, though the stories are very different.
** Veronica- [[SherlockHolmes Sherlock]]
Veronica=Sherlock
** Wallace- Watson
Wallace=Watson
** Logan- Irene [[spoiler: Logan]]=Irene Adler
** [[spoiler: Cassidy]]- Moriarty
Cassidy]]=Moriarty
** Keith- MycroftKeith=Mycroft
15th Jan '17 4:46:20 AM LondonKdS
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* SoaplandChristmas: The episode "An Echolls Family Christmas" has a light-hearted A-plot involving stolen poker winnings, but the B-plot see Keith investigating death threats against Aaron Echolls. [[spoiler: They turn out to be genuine, and he's stabbed by a spurned lover at his family's Christmas party - he survives, but the fallout and scandal breaks up his marriage and drives his wife Lynn to suicide two episodes later.]]


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* TwistedChristmas: The episode "An Echolls Family Christmas" has a light-hearted A-plot involving stolen poker winnings, but the B-plot see Keith investigating death threats against Aaron Echolls. [[spoiler: They turn out to be genuine, and he's stabbed by a spurned lover at his family's Christmas party - he survives, but the fallout and scandal breaks up his marriage and drives his wife Lynn to suicide two episodes later.]]
7th Jan '17 6:16:59 PM nombretomado
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* CanadaEh: The girls are pressured to join a dorm-wide party where everyone decorates their rooms like a different country. They give a TakeThat to the whole thing by picking Canada, with the country spirit consisting of a picture of a moose, saying "Eh," and playing BarenakedLadies songs.

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* CanadaEh: The girls are pressured to join a dorm-wide party where everyone decorates their rooms like a different country. They give a TakeThat to the whole thing by picking Canada, with the country spirit consisting of a picture of a moose, saying "Eh," and playing BarenakedLadies Music/BarenakedLadies songs.
15th Dec '16 12:26:48 PM Ea4g
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* Expies: Most of the main characters seem to be this for Sherlock Holmes. The premise is largely the same, though the stories are very different.
** Veronica- [[SherlockHolmes Sherlock]]
** Wallace- Watson
** Logan- Irene Adler
** [[spoiler: Cassidy]]- Moriarty
** Keith- Mycroft
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