History Series / Whitechapel

31st Mar '17 10:53:59 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* HiddenBadass: Chandler doesn't come off as especially physically capable or tough, seeming to be a posh, bookish man with no real physical assets other than moderate physical fitness and an ability to take a hit. Then in series 2, he goads Jimmy Kray, who previously physically intimidated him, into a boxing match, soaks up his best hits for an entire round, waiting until he gets tired from smoking induced loss of stamina, then thrashes him into a corner, leaving him with a significant black eye and a cut on his face. [[spoiler: And it's all to get his blood and therefore his DNA to prove he isn't a Kray.]]
31st Mar '17 7:25:47 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ArmourPiercingQuestion: Miles delivers a good one at the start of Season 2, with an implicit ReasonYouSuckSpeech, at an East London police awards dinner when he's being commended for bravery and Chandler, who chose to save him rather than collar the Ripper, is being punished by being pushed to the back and generally shunned as the man who let the Ripper escape.
--> Since when is a DI saving his Sergeant's life the wrong decision?



* HasAType: When several women's body parts are brought to the pathologist over the course of several days, she eventually twigs as to a connection: they suggest a similiar physical type. She suggests that the killer HasAType and looks upon the bodies as "parts of a doll."

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* HasAType: When several women's body parts are brought to the pathologist over the course of several days, she eventually twigs as to a connection: they suggest a similiar similar physical type. She suggests that the killer HasAType and looks upon the bodies as "parts of a doll.""
* HeroicSacrifice: Of a more metaphorical kind, when in series 1 Buchan destroys his reputation as possibly the world's premier Ripperologist which has taken 20 years to build to try and prevent the Ripper [[spoiler: who, in the guise of a fan, asked detailed questions of Buchan on the message boards to ensure that his kills were authentic]] from killing his final victim. Even Miles, who really doesn't like Buchan, admits that it took courage.


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* WhatTheHellHero: Miles delivers this in the form of an ArmourPiercingQuestion to the audience of the police awards ceremony at the start of Season 2.
** Buchan, during Season 1, when he gives up the Ripper tour in disgust at the now more visibly morbid obsession with the deaths, especially those caused by the new Ripper, demanding 'Where's your decency and compassion?'
30th Mar '17 12:08:05 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** Buchan points out this exact point, noting that the information is in the public domain.
15th Feb '17 12:09:07 AM brustongater
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** [[spoiler:In the series 4 finale the team captures an entire cult of murderers, gets them into the custody van complete with an escort. In the middle of everyone celebrating they get the call that the van crashed, killing everyone inside.]]



** [[spoiler:In the series 4 finale the team captures an entire cult of murderers, gets them into the custody van complete with an escort. In the middle of everyone celebrating they get the call that the van crashed, killing everyone inside.]]
15th Feb '17 12:08:18 AM brustongater
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* DisguisedHostageGambit: An absolutely horrifying example in series 4, when an escaped serial killer known for wearing a creepy mask takes a young man who is roughly the same height as him, sews his mouth shut so he cannot speak, then tapes the mask to his face. He then attaches a fake but realistic-looking gun to the young man's hands with wire, and sends him out into a police fight. Chandler something is up as the "killer" is whimpering in pain, but before he can intervene [[spoiler:the young man is shot dead by snipers, after the actual killer deliberately spooks them. Only then do the police realise what they've done.]]


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* HoYay: Poor Kent's unrequited crush on Chandler.
12th Jan '17 7:31:23 PM thisisperk
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**However, there are tells of serious OCD in the Krays episode, where he is literally unable to let go a switch without flipping it a certain number of times, to the extent that he's screaming tears of frustration.



* ChekhovsGun: The wooden lasts in series 2.

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* ChekhovsGun: The wooden shoemaker's lasts in series 2.
27th Apr '16 3:47:56 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ActingForTwo: Craig Parkinson played both Kray twins.
* ActorAllusion: The band from Series 3, The Devil's Architects, bear a suspicious likeness to Sam Stockman's band The Circus Electric.
-->'''DC Riley:''' "Apparantely they're a kind of folk-rock electronica thing?"\\
'''DC Kent:''' "Pfft. Explains why I've never heard of them."
** Chandler mentions that he was approached by MI6 in his youth, a nod to RupertPenryJones role in Spooks
** Kent wears a 'Colour of Bone' Shirt in series three, and a poster for the same band appears in series 4. Sam Stockman, who plays Kent, is Colour Of Bone's frontman
10th Apr '16 8:43:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Steve Pemberton, the obsessive Ripperologist who helps Chandler with his investigations, is best known as one of the writers and actors in ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen''.
** Rupert Penry-Jones is probably best known for ''Series/{{Casanova}}'' and ''{{Spooks}}'' and Phil Davies, who plays Miles, has been in ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.
** Hapless "turn your back!" Anderson from ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' has a minor role in a series four episode.
** In the second series, we have Peter Serafinowicz, who was in ''{{Spaced}}'' and voiced Darth Maul in ''ThePhantomMenace''.
27th Feb '16 4:57:48 PM bombadil211
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* DefectiveDetective: Chandler, who has minor OCD, which gets a lot worse when he's stressed. In series two, when things seem to be completely against him and his team, it becomes almost unbearable, and he's forced to drink to stop himself.

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* DefectiveDetective: Chandler, who Chandler has minor OCD, which gets realistically-portrayed OCD. Not only does he need everything to be ordered and clean as possible, he also has a lot worse when he's stressed.counting compulsion that can become completely overwhelming. In series two, when things seem to be completely against him and his team, it becomes almost unbearable, and he's forced to drink to stop himself.
26th Jan '16 8:12:21 AM grendalhopper
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** [[spoiler: those playing close attention in the hospital will also notice that the ‘doctor’ who ends up being the murderer is the only one seen wearing dark wine coloured scrubs, rather than blue or purple like the others.]]
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