History Wrestling / CHIKARA

15th May '17 7:25:50 AM RavenBlack
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** Early Season 16 established Jakob Hammermeier as a contender for the title, as he drafted Jaka into the BDK to replace the departed Nøkken, then used the Eye of Tyr on Hallowicked, effectively drafting the Nightmare Warriors as well. Unfortunately, drawing the ire of Eddie Kingston then having the Eye stolen from him by the Warriors (with Hallowicked faking his brainwashing) knocked him completely out of the running.

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** Early Season 16 established Jakob Hammermeier as a contender for the title, as he drafted Jaka into the BDK to replace the departed Nøkken, then used the Eye of Tyr on Hallowicked, effectively drafting the Nightmare Warriors as well. Unfortunately, drawing the ire of Eddie Kingston then having the Eye stolen from him by the Warriors (with Hallowicked faking his brainwashing) knocked him completely out of the running.running, and soon [[PutOnABus out of CHIKARA as a whole]].
** For Season 17, there was again an EvilPowerVacuum, this time left in the wake of Nazmaldun's banishment and the collapse of the Pillars of Woe. As it was an abbreviated "secret" Season, no one was able to pull it off, though The Whisper came close.



* GreaterScopeVillain: Chris Hero may have ascended to this after leaving the promotion, considering his involvement in the backstory and formation of the BDK. This was reinforced by his later claim of responsibility for the assassination of the original Dr. Cube, making him also responsible for Jakob Hammermeier's hostile takeover of the BDK, the advent of Nazmaldun, and at least partially for the formation of the Flood.

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Chris Hero may have ascended to this after leaving the promotion, considering his involvement in the backstory and formation of the BDK. This was reinforced by his later claim of responsibility for the assassination of the original Dr. Cube, making him also responsible for Jakob Hammermeier's hostile takeover of the BDK, the advent of Nazmaldun, and at least partially for the formation of the Flood.Flood.
** Several Seasons after his assumed demise, the reveal of the contents of Missile Assault Man's journal went a long way in establishing Deucalion as one.
18th Mar '17 11:01:47 AM McJeff
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** In March 2017 Kevin Condron went on a massive anti-Mike Quackenbush rant on twitter. He accused Quack of, among other things, making the rookies work for free and pay their own travel costs. He also said that the massive roster turnover of the last couple years was because Quack fired anyone who stood up for themselves, and that Deucalion was a plot device used to intimidate the roster into silence (if they complained about anything, their characters would be killed by him). The former Leonard F. Chikarason stood up for him.
5th Feb '17 8:19:51 PM RavenBlack
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** National Pro Wrestling Day 2017, February 4th, 2017. Originally assumed to be the lead-in to Season Seventeen, it ended up being the opener to Season Eighteen, at the same time revealing the existence of a "secret" Season Seventeen. Accompanying the revelation were changes such as Race Jaxon having had a FaceHeelTurn and, most shockingly, [=UltraMantis=] Black being in possession of the Grand Championship.
5th Feb '17 12:36:07 AM RavenBlack
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CHIKARA returned on May 25th, 2014, the 12th year anniversary of their very first show, with the Season 14 opener, ''You Only Live Twice''. This was [[http://www.smvod.com/premium-video/chikara-ippv-may-25-2014-you-only-live-twice-easton-pa aired on iPPV]]. Season 16 opened on January 30th, 2016 with the dual events ''Days of the Phoenix'' and ''5 Senses'' and closed on December 3rd, 2016 with the dual events ''Temple of Doom'' and ''Supremacy''.

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CHIKARA returned on May 25th, 2014, the 12th year anniversary of their very first show, with the Season 14 opener, ''You Only Live Twice''. This was [[http://www.smvod.com/premium-video/chikara-ippv-may-25-2014-you-only-live-twice-easton-pa aired on iPPV]]. Season 16 18 (not a typo) opened on January 30th, 2016 February 4th, 2017 with National Pro Wrestling Day 2017. It would also reveal the dual events ''Days existence of the Phoenix'' and ''5 Senses'' and closed a "secret" Season 17, which would become available for streaming on December 3rd, 2016 with the dual events ''Temple of Doom'' and ''Supremacy''.[=CHIKARATopia=].
31st Jan '17 4:31:29 AM hitmonkey
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** Current authority figure Wink Vavasseur showed shades of it, though he eventually subverted it by being a WellDoneSonGuy to a real corrupt executive.

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** Current authority Authority figure Wink Vavasseur showed shades of it, though he eventually subverted it by being a WellDoneSonGuy to a real corrupt executive.



* FunnyAnimal: U.S. Ape, [=MosCOW=], Dragon Dragon, CP Munk, Colt [=CaBunny=]... the list goes on. Currently represented by the Colony, a duo turned trio turned foursome turned trio turned duo turned trio, turned foursome again of masked wrestlers who represent different types of ants.

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* FunnyAnimal: U.S. Ape, [=MosCOW=], Dragon Dragon, CP Munk, Colt [=CaBunny=]... the list goes on. Currently represented by the Colony, a duo turned trio turned foursome turned trio turned duo turned trio, turned foursome again of Colony who are masked wrestlers who represent different types of ants.



* HeelFaceTurn: Well, it's a wrestling promotion, so obviously quite a few. Perhaps of the most note in the current CHIKARA landscape are [=UltraMantis=] Black, Eddie Kingston and Sara Del Rey. And most recently, [=assailANT=].

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* HeelFaceTurn: Well, it's a wrestling promotion, so obviously quite a few. Perhaps of the most note in the current CHIKARA landscape are [=UltraMantis=] Black, Eddie Kingston and Sara Del Rey. And most recently, [=assailANT=].
27th Jan '17 8:01:57 PM RavenBlack
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* ObviousRulePatch: Mike Quackenbush's ruling of the 2 out of 3 falls rule applying to cashing in of Golden Opportunities for a shot at the Campeonatos de Parejas after Los Ice Creams' successful-seeming cash in comes across as this, due to the rules for the Golden Opportunities never being made clear in the first place.

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* ObviousRulePatch: Mike Quackenbush's ruling of the 2 out of 3 falls rule applying to cashing in of a Golden Opportunities Opportunity for a shot at the Campeonatos de Parejas after Los Ice Creams' successful-seeming cash in comes across as this, due to the rules for the Golden Opportunities never being made clear in the first place.
27th Jan '17 8:01:05 PM RavenBlack
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* ObviousRulePatch: Mike Quackenbush's ruling of the 2 out of 3 falls rule applying to cashing in of Golden Opportunities for a shot at the Campeonatos de Parejas after Los Ice Creams' successful-seeming cash in comes across as this, due to the rules for the Golden Opportunities never being made clear in the first place.
21st Jan '17 2:14:27 PM McJeff
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: There have been some roster members who just vanished (Like Melvin Snodgrass, [=BlackJack Marciano=], Lance Steel, Retail Dragon, Dr. Cheung and Private Eye, for example). but the most notable examples are probably Mitch Ryder, Lince Dorado, and Tursas. The most recent example is Sara Del Rey, who was signed in early autumn 2012 as a trainer with WWE but didn't get an in-character explanation for the departure.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: There have been some roster members who just vanished (Like Melvin Snodgrass, [=BlackJack Marciano=], Lance Steel, Retail Dragon, Dr. Cheung and Private Eye, for example). but the most notable examples are probably Mitch Ryder, Lince Dorado, Tursas, and Tursas. The most recent example is Sara Del Rey, who was signed in early autumn 2012 as a trainer with WWE but didn't get an in-character explanation for the departure.Rey.


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** Season 16 had a ton of characters get Chucked, included but not limited to - Shynron, Pinkie Sanchez, Argus, Jaka, Proletariat Boar, Prakash Sabar, Jakob Hammermeier and Eddie Kingston.
15th Jan '17 7:51:23 AM Jay2K
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* WhamLine: The aforementioned usage of the Eye of Tyr on [=UltraMantis=] Black. Fans were aware that the Eye was capable of MindControl, and that would have been bad enough. But after joining Hallowicked and Frightmare in their prayer ritual, Mantis looked up at them and said, "My Spear, My Broadsword..." revealing something far worse-- that he had become [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by [[EldritchAbomination Nazmaldun]].
14th Jan '17 2:03:22 PM Jay2K
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* MeaningfulEcho: "I remember EVERYTHING!" [[spoiler: Spoken first to Wrestling/UltraMantisBlack when [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] was freed from [[{{Brainwashed}} the effects]] of the [[ArtifactOfDoom Eye of Tyr]] in 2012. Later repeated to Wrestling/{{Hallowicked}} when Mantis was freed from [[DemonicPossession Nazmaldun]] (and the same Eye of Tyr) in 2016.]]
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