History WesternAnimation / BountyHamster

16th Jun '16 2:27:01 AM PaulA
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%%* AliensOfLondon

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%%* AliensOfLondon* AliensOfLondon: Pretty much all the aliens speak British English, including several with regional accents (such as the very Scottish Professor Notgerman).



%%* AppliedPhlebotinum



%%* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: "Bringing Up Baby"
%%* BagOfHolding: Marion's cheeks.

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%%* * BadlyBatteredBabysitter: In "Bringing Up Baby"
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Baby", Marion gets badly battered while looking after an alien baby that keeps randomly changing ages.
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BagOfHolding: Marion's cheeks.cheek pouches have an apparently infinite carrying capacity and contain all kinds of useful objects.



%%* BarBrawl: "Bringing Up Baby"

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%%* * BarBrawl: "Bringing Up Baby"The first episode has a PA system announcing a "spontaneous bar-room brawl in three minutes."



%%* {{Bouncer}}: "Fashion Victim"
%%* BountyHunter
* BrickJoke: Lampshaded in "The Good, the Bad, and the Adorable". A group of cute critters accidently take off on a huge rocket engine and fly around the entire planet returning just in time to run over the BigBad at the crucial moment, whereupon Marion pops up and says, "[[BreakingTheFourthWall Bet you forgot about those guys, huh?]]"

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%%* * {{Bouncer}}: There is one as a supporting character in "Fashion Victim"
%%* BountyHunter
Victim", who goes SweetOnPollyOliver.
* BountyHunter: Several appear as recurring characters, including Marion himself and the Horse With No Name. "Night Of The Hunters" features a large number of bounty hunters who mistake Cassie's ads seeking information about her father for wanted posters.
* BrickJoke: Lampshaded in "The Good, the Bad, and the Adorable". A group of cute critters accidently accidentally take off on a huge rocket engine and fly around the entire planet returning just in time to run over the BigBad at the crucial moment, whereupon Marion pops up and says, "[[BreakingTheFourthWall Bet you forgot about those guys, huh?]]"



%%* ClipShow: "The Trial"
%%* ConspicuousCG

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%%* * ClipShow: In "The Trial"
%%* ConspicuousCG
Trial", the last episode produced, Marion has to face a bounty hunter licensing tribunal in a trial heavily illustrated with clips from other episodes. Even the frame story makes heavy use of recycled and redubbed footage.
* ConspicuousCG: Cel-shaded CGI is used for spaceships and other detailed objects which are required to move very fast.



%%* CuckooNest: "School's Out"
%%* CuteCrittersActChildlike: The critters in "The Good, the Bad, and the Adorable".
%%* DisguisedInDrag: "Fashion Victim"

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%%* * CuckooNest: In "School's Out"
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Out", Cassie is just an ordinary schoolgirl on Earth, daydreaming about space adventures with a roguish hamster -- or is she?
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CuteCrittersActChildlike: The adorable critters in "The Good, the Bad, and the Adorable".
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Adorable" are cute, innocent and helpless.
*
DisguisedInDrag: In "Fashion Victim"Victim", Marion disguises himself in drag in an attempt to rescue Cassie from a deranged fashion designer.



* FreakyFridayFlip: "Trading Spaces" is an entire episode full of body-swaps. A criminal steals a body-swapping device and uses it to go joy riding in other people's bodies. Highlights of the episode are Cassie stuck in the body of a humanoid rhino, a body-swap conga line with over half a dozen body-swaps in a row and the criminal, Cassie and Marion all being stuck together in the same body, where they try to beat each other up. The insanity ends with the criminal's mind trapped inside of a cactus.



%%* GrandTheftMe: "Trading Spaces"

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%%* * GrandTheftMe: "Trading Spaces"Spaces" is an entire episode full of body-swaps. A criminal steals a body-swapping device and uses it to go joy riding in other people's bodies. Highlights of the episode are Cassie stuck in the body of a humanoid rhino, a body-swap conga line with over half a dozen body-swaps in a row and the criminal, Cassie and Marion all being stuck together in the same body, where they try to beat each other up. The insanity ends with the criminal's mind trapped inside of a cactus.



* InterspeciesRomance: Marion once got married to a Space Whale, who broke it off and hooked up with a defrosted, eloquent saber-tooth cat, and he once gambled Cassie away while trying to flirt with an alien like a multi-eyed, four-legged bird-woman.

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* InterspeciesRomance: InterspeciesRomance:
** In "Save the Whale",
Marion once got married to a Space Whale, who broke it off and hooked up with a defrosted, eloquent saber-tooth cat, and he once cat.
** In "Just Deserts", Marion
gambled Cassie away while trying to flirt with an alien like a multi-eyed, four-legged bird-woman.



* LiteralSplitPersonality: Did we mention the episode where AppliedPhlebotinum creates seven Marions?
%%* LostHimInACardGame
%%* LotusEaterMachine: "Wish You Were Here"

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* LiteralSplitPersonality: Did we mention the episode where In "Off to Work", AppliedPhlebotinum creates seven Marions?
%%* LostHimInACardGame
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Marions, [[Disney/SnowWhiteandtheSevenDwarfs one happy, one bashful, one grumpy, and so on]].
* LostHimInACardGame: In "Just Deserts", Marion loses Cassie in a card game to the outlaw Abnormality Jane.
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LotusEaterMachine: In "Wish You Were Here"Here", Cassie is apparently reunited with her father, and Marion with his parents, but it's only an illusion caused by a being that wants them to stay and keep it company.



%%* MirrorUniverse: "Twin Cheeks"

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%%* * MirrorUniverse: In "Twin Cheeks"Cheeks", Marion and Cassie meet their counterparts from an alternate universe where Cassie is a hardened bounty hunter and Marion is a criminal she's pursuing.



%%* TheNapoleon: Marion.

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%%* * TheNapoleon: Marion.Marion is very short and hot-tempered, though he's less touchy about his height per se than about being considered cute.



%%* OpeningNarration
* OpeningShoutOut: In "Twin Cheeks" when Alt!Cassie gives her backstory.
%%* ParentalBonus
%%* ParentsForADay: "Bringing Up Baby"

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%%* OpeningNarration
* OpeningNarration: Each episode opens with a narration from Cassie recapping the fact that she is looking for her father with Marion's help.
* OpeningShoutOut: In "Twin Cheeks" Cheeks", when Alt!Cassie gives her backstory.
%%* ParentalBonus
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backstory, it's done in the style of Cassie's opening narration.
* ParentalBonus: The series includes a lot of pop culture references the presumptive audience would be too young to recognize.
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ParentsForADay: In "Bringing Up Baby"Baby", when an alien mother asks Cassie and Marion to look after her baby for a while.



%%* RaisedByWolves: In Marion's case, literally.
%%* RecapByAudit: "The Trial"
%%* RummageFail

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%%* * RaisedByWolves: In Marion's case, literally.
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"Wish You Were Here", when Cassie and Marion are (apparently) reunited with their respective families, it's revealed that Marion was raised by an actual pack of wolves. (Or talking wolf-like aliens, anyway.)
*
RecapByAudit: In "The Trial"
%%* RummageFail
Trial", the final episode to be produced, Marion has to face a licensing tribunal when he's accused of conduct unbecoming his bounty hunter license. Cue ClipShow. (In the end, [[spoiler:the tribunal does strip him of his license -- and awards one to Cassie, having concluded that she's done more to earn one over the course of the series than Marion has]].)
* RummageFail: Commonly happens when Marion attempts to retrieve something from his cheek pouches.



%%* SmallUniverseAfterAll: See the quote at the top of the page.
* SpaceIsAnOcean: Complete with {{Space Whale}}s, in some episodes.

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%%* * SmallUniverseAfterAll: See As per the quote at opening narration, the top series is set "on the other side of the page.
universe".
* SpaceIsAnOcean: Complete with {{Space Whale}}s, in some episodes.episodes, and space cruise liners in others.



%%* SpaceWestern: Several episodes.
%%* TemporaryBulkChange: Cassie in "Fashion Victim".
%%* ThisAintRocketSurgery: "Actually sir, it is!"

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%%* * SpaceWestern: Several episodes.
%%*
"Just Deserts" is set on a desert planet with lots of Western tropes. Cassie gets abducted by the outlaw Abnormality Jane.
*
TemporaryBulkChange: Cassie in "Fashion Victim".
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Victim", while being fed up by an alien that's planning to eat her.
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ThisAintRocketSurgery: "Actually sir, it is!"In "Off to Work", the split Marions set out to earn some money for needed repairs on Marion's ship. Dopey Marion is seen cheerfully remarking "It isn't brain surgery!" ''while performing brain surgery''. At another point in the episode, the same thing happens with rocket science.



%%* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: "Mutiny on the Bounty Hamster"
%%* UnstoppableRage

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%%* * TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: In "Mutiny on the Bounty Hamster"
%%* UnstoppableRage
Hamster", Cassie and Marion are trapped on a space liner where the robot staff have revolted.
* UnstoppableRage: Marion's reaction to being called cute.
16th Jun '16 1:26:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* AliensOfLondon

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* %%* AliensOfLondon



* AppliedPhlebotinum

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* %%* AppliedPhlebotinum



* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: "Bringing Up Baby"
* BagOfHolding: Marion's cheeks.

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* %%* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: "Bringing Up Baby"
* %%* BagOfHolding: Marion's cheeks.



* BarBrawl: "Bringing Up Baby"

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* %%* BarBrawl: "Bringing Up Baby"



* {{Bouncer}}: "Fashion Victim"
* BountyHunter

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* %%* {{Bouncer}}: "Fashion Victim"
* %%* BountyHunter



* BunglingInventor: Professor Notgerman

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* %%* BunglingInventor: Professor Notgerman



* ClipShow: "The Trial"
* ConspicuousCG

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* %%* ClipShow: "The Trial"
* %%* ConspicuousCG



* CuckooNest: "School's Out"
* CuteCrittersActChildlike: The critters in "The Good, the Bad, and the Adorable".
* DisguisedInDrag: "Fashion Victim"

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* %%* CuckooNest: "School's Out"
* %%* CuteCrittersActChildlike: The critters in "The Good, the Bad, and the Adorable".
* %%* DisguisedInDrag: "Fashion Victim"



* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Cassie, occasionally.
* EnergyWeapon

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* %%* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Cassie, occasionally.
* %%* EnergyWeapon



* TheFuture

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* %%* TheFuture



* GrandTheftMe: "Trading Spaces"

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* %%* GrandTheftMe: "Trading Spaces"



* HatesBeingTouched: Alt!Cassie.

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* %%* HatesBeingTouched: Alt!Cassie.



* IdiosyncraticWipes
* IdiotHero: Marion
* IntelligentGerbil

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* %%* IdiosyncraticWipes
* %%* IdiotHero: Marion
* %%* IntelligentGerbil



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Marion

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* %%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Marion



* LostHimInACardGame
* LotusEaterMachine: "Wish You Were Here"
* MadScientistLaboratory

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* %%* LostHimInACardGame
* %%* LotusEaterMachine: "Wish You Were Here"
* %%* MadScientistLaboratory



* MediumAwareness
* MirrorUniverse: "Twin Cheeks"

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* %%* MediumAwareness
* %%* MirrorUniverse: "Twin Cheeks"



* TheNapoleon: Marion.

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* %%* TheNapoleon: Marion.



* OpeningNarration

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* %%* OpeningNarration



* ParentalBonus
* ParentsForADay: "Bringing Up Baby"
* TheProfessor: Professor Notgerman
* RaisedByWolves: In Marion's case, literally.
* RecapByAudit: "The Trial"
* RummageFail

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* %%* ParentalBonus
* %%* ParentsForADay: "Bringing Up Baby"
* %%* TheProfessor: Professor Notgerman
* %%* RaisedByWolves: In Marion's case, literally.
* %%* RecapByAudit: "The Trial"
* %%* RummageFail



* SmallUniverseAfterAll: See the quote at the top of the page.

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* %%* SmallUniverseAfterAll: See the quote at the top of the page.



* SpaceIsNoisy
* SpaceWestern: Several episodes.
* TemporaryBulkChange: Cassie in "Fashion Victim".
* ThisAintRocketSurgery: "Actually sir, it is!"
* ThisBananaIsArmed: "Hah! You didn't think that banana was loaded!"
* {{Tomboy}}: Cassie

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* %%* SpaceIsNoisy
* %%* SpaceWestern: Several episodes.
* %%* TemporaryBulkChange: Cassie in "Fashion Victim".
* %%* ThisAintRocketSurgery: "Actually sir, it is!"
* %%* ThisBananaIsArmed: "Hah! You didn't think that banana was loaded!"
* %%* {{Tomboy}}: Cassie



* {{Tsundere}}: Cassie is this towards Marion at times.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: "Mutiny on the Bounty Hamster"
* UnstoppableRage

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* %%* {{Tsundere}}: Cassie is this towards Marion at times.
* %%* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: "Mutiny on the Bounty Hamster"
* %%* UnstoppableRage



* UsedFuture
* WigDressAccent

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* %%* UsedFuture
* %%* WigDressAccent
25th May '16 7:26:06 PM PaulA
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Each episode is packed with {{homage}}s and {{shout out}}s to earlier works of animation, science fiction, and comedy (the episode where AppliedPhlebotinum creates seven Marions -- [[Disney/SnowWhiteandtheSevenDwarfs one happy, one bashful, one grumpy, and so on]] -- is ''classic'').

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Each episode is packed with {{homage}}s and {{shout out}}s to earlier works of animation, science fiction, and comedy (the -- for instance, the episode where AppliedPhlebotinum creates seven Marions -- Marions, [[Disney/SnowWhiteandtheSevenDwarfs one happy, one bashful, one grumpy, and so on]] -- is ''classic'').on]].



* BerserkButton: '''Never''' call Marion "cute".
** This even includes any word that has "cute" in it (ie "acute")

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* BerserkButton: '''Never''' call Marion "cute".
**
"cute". This even includes any word that has "cute" in it (ie "acute")(eg. "acute").



* EyepatchOfPower: Marion, one of several shout-outs to ''TrueGrit''

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* EyepatchOfPower: EyepatchOfPower:
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Marion, one of several shout-outs to ''TrueGrit''''Film/TrueGrit''.



* {{Fartillery}}: In "Somewhere That's Green" when they're eaten by a man-eating plant, Cassie gets Marion to pull her finger, causing her to fart and the plant to spit them out.
-->'''Cassie:''' If we ever do find my dad, don't you dare tell him that I did that!

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* {{Fartillery}}: {{Fartillery}}:
**
In "Somewhere That's Green" when they're eaten by a man-eating plant, Cassie gets Marion to pull her finger, causing her to fart and the plant to spit them out.
-->'''Cassie:''' --->'''Cassie:''' If we ever do find my dad, don't you dare tell him that I did that!



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: From "Somewhere that's Green":
--> '''Marion:''' Let's go skinny dipping!

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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From "Somewhere that's Green":
--> '''Marion:''' --->'''Marion:''' Let's go skinny dipping!



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Cassie always does the right thing and gets angry with Marion when he doesn't.
** She was also able to ask the All-Seeing Chin a question that only answers those pure of heart, and it does.

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Cassie always does the right thing and gets angry with Marion when he doesn't.
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doesn't. She was also able to ask a question of the All-Seeing Chin a question Chin, that only answers those pure of heart, and it does.



* MeaningfulName: Marion is a homage to the character played in the 1969 film ''TrueGrit'' by JohnWayne, whose real name was Marion Michael Morrison.

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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Marion is a homage to the character played in the 1969 film ''TrueGrit'' ''Film/TrueGrit'' by JohnWayne, Creator/JohnWayne, whose real name was Marion Michael Morrison.
25th May '16 4:04:00 PM GrotesqueFantasy
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Each episode is packed with {{homage}}s and {{shout out}}s to earlier works of animation, science fiction, and comedy (the episode where AppliedPhlebotinum creates seven Marions -- one happy, one bashful, one grumpy, and so on -- is ''classic'').

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Each episode is packed with {{homage}}s and {{shout out}}s to earlier works of animation, science fiction, and comedy (the episode where AppliedPhlebotinum creates seven Marions -- [[Disney/SnowWhiteandtheSevenDwarfs one happy, one bashful, one grumpy, and so on on]] -- is ''classic'').
19th Apr '16 1:29:04 PM erforce
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* {{Homage}}: Many, including one to IndianaJones.

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* {{Homage}}: Many, including one to IndianaJones.''Franchise/IndianaJones''.
23rd Apr '15 7:40:30 AM Snowy66
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* BerserkButton: "Don't... call... me... CUTE!"

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* BerserkButton: "Don't... call... me... CUTE!"'''Never''' call Marion "cute".


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* CatchPhrase: "Don't... call... me... CUTE!"


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* DontTryThisAtHome: In one episode featuring the Galaxy of a Million Suns, Marion escapes using an electric fan that he switches to "turbo". A message then pops up saying: "Never try to escape the Galaxy of a Million Suns with an electric fan, it is dangerous and [[TooDumbToLive stupid]]".


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* TooDumbToLive: In "Somewhere That's Green", while Marion is trying to hang up a banner he accidentally steps on a button that ejects all their food supply. When Cassie asks him, he demonstrates by pushing the button again and ejects all their water supply.
3rd Jan '15 10:43:51 AM WanderingBrowser
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Added DiffLines:

* BadassAdorable: Yes, Marion is played for laughs and he's a cute little hamster like creature. He's also capable of kicking some serious butt when he needs to.
15th Jun '14 10:27:24 AM Odon
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* IWillFindYou: The OpeningNarration has Dad shouting "I'll come back for you!" as Casey drifts off in an EscapePod. A GilliganCut then has Cassie saying "But he didn't...so I went looking."
24th Apr '14 6:28:35 AM LongLiveHumour
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* CaptainErsatz: A silver [[StarWars C-3PO]] sometimes shows up out of nowhere to [[NeverTellMeTheOdds point out their odds of surviving, with Marion beating him up in response]]. On at least one occasion Cassie wonders who he is.

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* CaptainErsatz: A silver [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars C-3PO]] sometimes shows up out of nowhere to [[NeverTellMeTheOdds point out their odds of surviving, with Marion beating him up in response]]. On at least one occasion Cassie wonders who he is.
17th Apr '14 10:21:17 PM fireheart
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** This even includes any word that has "cute" in it (ie "acute")
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