History YMMV / AlfredJKwak

8th Mar '16 7:36:35 AM OlmoJV
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: While Dolf's campaign to take over the leadership of the Great Waterland is done out of his own ambitions rather than real concern for the country, leading Alfred and Henk to refuse trusting him, he makes several correct statements: King Ferdinand is not taking his political responsibility seriously enough and unemployment is just growing. Similar to how UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler gained power, Dolf wins the people's initial trust by offering employment. After Dolf has driven King Ferdinand away, the king acknowledges that Dolf has a better understanding of finances than he did. Dolf also states that the monarchy is out of date, and during the second season, King Ferdinand decides to change the Great Waterland from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy with a democratically elected president.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: While Dolf's campaign to take over the leadership of the Great Waterland is done out of his own ambitions rather than real concern for the country, leading Alfred and Henk to refuse trusting him, he makes several correct statements: King Ferdinand is not taking his political responsibility seriously enough and unemployment is just growing. Similar to how UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler gained power, Dolf wins the people's initial trust by offering employment. After Dolf has driven King Ferdinand away, the king acknowledges that Dolf has a better understanding of finances than he did. Dolf also states that the monarchy is out of date, and during the second season, King Ferdinand decides to change the Great Waterland from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy with a democratically elected president.president (which is ironically something Dolf predicted would happen long before his coup d'état).
8th Mar '16 7:34:57 AM OlmoJV
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: While Dolf's campaign to take over the leadership of the Great Waterland is done out of his own ambitions rather than real concern for the country, leading Alfred and Henk to refuse trusting him, he makes several correct statements: King Ferdinand is not taking his political responsibility seriously enough and unemployment is just growing. Similar to how UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler gained power, Dolf wins the people's initial trust by offering employment. After Dolf has driven King Ferdinand away, the king acknowledges that Dolf has a better understanding of finances than he did. Dolf also states that the monarchy is out of date, and during the second season, King Ferdinand decides to change the Great Waterland from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy with a democratically elected president.
12th Sep '15 2:00:50 PM HazyB
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* BreakoutCharacter: Dolf. The four-episode StoryArc involving his rise to power as a fascist dictator is probably the best-remembered part of the show. The fact that he's given more backstory and complexity beyond simple CompleteMonster territory cements his status.

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* BreakoutCharacter: BreakoutVillain: Dolf. The four-episode StoryArc involving his rise to power as a fascist dictator is probably the best-remembered part of the show. The fact that he's given more backstory and complexity beyond simple CompleteMonster territory cements his status.
12th Sep '15 1:59:58 PM HazyB
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* BreakoutCharacter: Dolf. The four-episode StoryArc involving his rise to power as a fascist dictator is probably the best-remembered part of the show. The fact that he's given more backstory and complexity beyond simple CompleteMonster territory cements his status.
30th May '15 5:31:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Evil Spirit Of Darkness]] from the two-parter "The Strange Bottle" and "Flying Carpet" is an [[JackassGenie evil genie]] who terrorized the land long ago [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], causing droughts, floods, storms, plagues, and fires, destroying cities and killing many people. After [[GodOfGood The Almighty One]] sealed the spirit [[SealedEvilInACan inside a bottle]], the spirit vowed that when it was freed, it would [[UngratefulBastard kill whoever freed it]] to spite the god who punished him previously, before returning to its homeland to terrorize the people once more. When Dolf and Alfred free the spirit, it tries to eat Alfred despite the fact that [[WouldHurtAChild he is a child]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Evil Spirit Of Darkness]] from the two-parter "The Strange Bottle" and "Flying Carpet" is an [[JackassGenie evil genie]] who terrorized the land long ago [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], causing droughts, floods, storms, plagues, and fires, destroying cities and killing many people. After [[GodOfGood The Almighty One]] sealed the spirit [[SealedEvilInACan inside a bottle]], the spirit vowed that when it was freed, it would [[UngratefulBastard kill whoever freed it]] to spite the god who punished him it previously, before returning to its homeland to terrorize the people once more. When Dolf and Alfred free the spirit, it tries to eat Alfred despite the fact that [[WouldHurtAChild he is a child]].
30th May '15 5:29:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Evil Spirit Of Darkness]] from "The Strange Bottle" is an [[JackassGenie evil genie]] who terrorized the land long ago [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], causing droughts, floods, storms, plagues, and fires, destroying cities and killing many people. After [[GodOfGood The Mighty One]] sealed the spirit [[SealedEvilInACan inside a bottle]], the spirit vowed that when it was freed, it would [[UngratefulBastard kill whoever freed it]] before returning to its homeland to terrorize the people once more. When Dolf and Alfred free the spirit, it tries to eat Alfred [[despite the fact that [[WouldHurtAChild he is a child]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Evil Spirit Of Darkness]] from the two-parter "The Strange Bottle" and "Flying Carpet" is an [[JackassGenie evil genie]] who terrorized the land long ago [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], causing droughts, floods, storms, plagues, and fires, destroying cities and killing many people. After [[GodOfGood The Mighty Almighty One]] sealed the spirit [[SealedEvilInACan inside a bottle]], the spirit vowed that when it was freed, it would [[UngratefulBastard kill whoever freed it]] to spite the god who punished him previously, before returning to its homeland to terrorize the people once more. When Dolf and Alfred free the spirit, it tries to eat Alfred [[despite despite the fact that [[WouldHurtAChild he is a child]].
30th May '15 2:46:40 PM ACW
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*CompleteMonster: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Evil Spirit Of Darkness]] from "The Strange Bottle" is an [[JackassGenie evil genie]] who terrorized the land long ago [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], causing droughts, floods, storms, plagues, and fires, destroying cities and killing many people. After [[GodOfGood The Mighty One]] sealed the spirit [[SealedEvilInACan inside a bottle]], the spirit vowed that when it was freed, it would [[UngratefulBastard kill whoever freed it]] before returning to its homeland to terrorize the people once more. When Dolf and Alfred free the spirit, it tries to eat Alfred [[despite the fact that [[WouldHurtAChild he is a child]].
24th Dec '14 8:23:08 AM SvartiKotturinn
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* HarsherInHindsight: Henk’s Hebrew voice actor was Yuval Zamir, who was convicted of sodomising high school boys he taught acting. He also voiced the narrator in the ''WesternAnimation/SpotTheDog'' cartoons, but this role is extra-{{Squick}}y because he voices someone who ''raises a boy on his own''.
26th Sep '14 3:09:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Stay In The Kitchen}}: It doesn't occur to Alfred that Winnie might want to travel with him, even at times where her own friends are in danger (Professor Ramses' illness) or her skills might be more useful than his (the golf episode). To be fair, she never asks to come along either; escaping Atrique with her family seems to have put her off traveling for good.



* {{What The Hell Hero}}: Alfred's Pied Piper stunt in episode 46. It was certainly wrong of the king and council to betray their promise and refuse to share resources with the poorer parts of their country, but Alfred didn't need to terrify a whole nation's worth of innocent parents to make his point. Kidnapping the councillors' children should have done the trick. Besides, those flying saucers looked terribly unsafe - what if a child had fallen off the edge?
** In the last episode, Dolf wasn't the only one to come across as ruthless. Alfred had him at gunpoint, and what's more, he seemed to seriously consider pulling the trigger. For the moral and emotional heart of the show, that gesture was just a little bit alarming.

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* {{What The Hell Hero}}: Alfred's Pied Piper stunt in episode 46. It was certainly wrong of the king and council to betray their promise and refuse to share resources with the poorer parts of their country, but Alfred didn't need to terrify a whole nation's worth of innocent parents to make his point. Kidnapping the councillors' children should have done the trick. Besides, those flying saucers looked terribly unsafe - what if a child had fallen off the edge?
** In the last episode, Dolf wasn't the only one to come across as ruthless. Alfred had him at gunpoint, and what's more, he seemed to seriously consider pulling the trigger. For the moral and emotional heart of the show, that gesture was just a little bit alarming.
26th Sep '14 3:07:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Unfortunate Implications}}: The "wild human" at the circus in episode 11 is a {{Scary Black Man}}.
** In episodes 45 and 46, a neighboring country divided by a mountain range falls prey to an epidemic. Paljas declares that the reason why the poor southern half is more vulnerable to the disease than the wealthy northern half is because the poorer citizens are weak-willed and/or lazy, since the viruses are alien creatures that feed on negative emotions.
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