History YMMV / Alphas

24th Jan '16 11:30:04 AM nombretomado
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** Skylar was also very popular, and being played by SummerGlau sure helped.
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** Skylar was also very popular, and being played by SummerGlau Creator/SummerGlau sure helped.
4th Sep '15 4:33:44 PM Kalaong
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* {{Anvilicious}}: Alpha terrorism can't be solved with "more [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney money]], more [[MoreDakka guns]], or even [[TheAlcatraz a bigger prison]]," but "[[BrokenMasquerade an end to secrets]]," which "will hold both sides accountable for the actions." DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything? Massive secretive spending + heavily-armed secret police + torture-heavy secret prisons = TheWarOnTerror. Rosen's saying that yes, terrorists are bad, but the solution is not to sink to their level but to force them to a higher one - treat them like common criminals subject to due process, not cold-war supervillains who need to be slaughtered wholesale. Terrorists want terror, and few things are more terrifying than that which is purposefully kept unknown. Stanton Parrish was expecting a secret war that would enable him to manipulate his enemies through fear - forcing the conflict into the light shows that Alphas are often just as pitiful as they are terrifying. Just like how the majority of terrorists are pathetic losers who happen to have guns. While terrorists are swathed in secrecy, they are comic-book supervillains. Strip them of their mystique and they're starving criminals.
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* {{Anvilicious}}: Alpha terrorism can't be solved with "more [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney money]], more [[MoreDakka guns]], or even [[TheAlcatraz a bigger prison]]," but "[[BrokenMasquerade an end to secrets]]," which "will hold both sides accountable for the actions." DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything? DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Massive secretive spending + heavily-armed secret police + torture-heavy secret prisons = TheWarOnTerror. Rosen's saying that yes, terrorists are bad, but the solution is not to sink to their level but to force them to a higher one - treat them like common criminals subject to due process, not cold-war supervillains who need to be slaughtered wholesale. Terrorists want terror, and few things are more terrifying than that which is purposefully kept unknown. Stanton Parrish was expecting a secret war that would enable him to manipulate his enemies through fear - forcing the conflict into the light shows that Alphas are often just as pitiful as they are terrifying. Just like how the majority of terrorists are pathetic losers who happen to have guns. While terrorists are swathed in secrecy, they are comic-book supervillains. Strip them of their mystique and they're starving criminals.
20th Jul '14 2:36:42 PM Aspie
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* ParanoiaFuel: ''So much of it!'' Next time you answer your phone, you could end up brainwashed into killing someone. A random stranger can convince you to do ''anything she wants'' with just a few words and a little eye contact. A seemingly harmless autistic person can actually be reading all of your texts and e-mails right now.
26th Jun '14 10:43:08 AM remtar85
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Gary.
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Gary.Gary was easily the most popular character in the series due to his cool power, many funny moments and quotes, and for Ryan Cartwright's great depiction of a high functioning autistic adult. ** Skylar was also very popular, and being played by SummerGlau sure helped.
5th May '14 3:07:19 PM Aspie
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* CounterpartComparison: For those who remember ''Series/{{The 4400}}, it's hard not to draw parallels between Stanton Parish and Jordan Collier. Both had plans to create a perfect world for the resident DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals, which would result in the deaths of literally millions of {{Muggles}}, yet both were [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]] trying to prevent something much worse from happening in the future.
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* CounterpartComparison: For those who remember ''Series/{{The 4400}}, 4400}}'', it's hard not to draw parallels between Stanton Parish and Jordan Collier. Both had plans to create a perfect world for the resident DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals, which would result in the deaths of literally millions of {{Muggles}}, yet both were [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]] trying to prevent something much worse from happening in the future.
5th May '14 3:07:04 PM Aspie
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* CounterpartComparison: For those who remember ''Series/{{The 4400}}, it's hard not to draw parallels between Stanton Parish and Jordan Collier. Both had plans to create a perfect world for the resident DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals, which would result in the deaths of literally millions of {{Muggles}}, yet both were [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]] trying to prevent something much worse from happening in the future.
13th Apr '14 3:37:18 PM LondonKdS
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* MagnificentBastard: Despite showing up for only a few minutes in one episode, Stanton Parish firmly plants himself in this category.
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* MagnificentBastard: Despite showing up for only a few minutes in one episode, Stanton Parish had firmly plants himself in qualified for this category.by the end of the first season. And lived up to it in the second.
16th Nov '13 11:13:14 PM Primis
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The SharedUniverse with ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' and ''Series/{{EUReKA}}'', in several ways: ** All three series have their own [[StoryArc Story Arcs]] that have far-reaching consequences, which could've had interesting effects on each other's arcs. [[RedSkiesCrossover They're rarely, if ever, mentioned]]. ** ''Warehouse 13'''s characters include Steve, a LivingLieDetector; Pete, who has SpiderSense; Leena, who has AuraVision; and Claudia, a GadgeteerGenius. Which ''Warehouse 13'' character crosses over? Dr. Vanessa, the completely ordinary ''side-character'', whose sole appearance was only a cameo that only served to establish the shared universe. Especially odd in that Steve was introduced to ''Warehouse 13'' the same day that ''Alphas'' premiered, practically {{foreshadowing}} a future crossover. ** No crossover with ''[=EUReKA=]'' ever happened.
2nd Nov '13 12:31:53 PM Lightysnake
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* CompleteMonster: Stanton Parrish himself engineered a massacre of the moderate members of Red Flag. If not before "The Devil Will Drag You Under", Parrish certainly earned it after [[spoiler:he considers for a moment, gives Dani some kind words, and decides NOT to PetTheDog, instead carrying on with his plan to detonate the bombs, even though she's standing next to them. He sincerely expresses regret for it, though, and wishes he could undo it in "If Memory Serves". It's not enough to convince him to stop, however.]]
31st Jul '13 8:03:29 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: A LOT of members of Red Flag, especially the Stanton Parrish faction, have shown degrees of this. And despite their so called plan to make a perfect world for Alphas, they are perfectly willing to torment, kidnap, experiment on, or even outright kill other Alphas if they just happen to get in their way. Such as in the most recent episode three members where perfectly fine with the idea of killing a five year old Alpha girl if the didn't get what they wanted or burning down a forest where a small village of Alpha families were living in peace, driving them out of their home and potentially killing them. Stanton Parrish himself engineered a massacre of the moderate members of Red Flag. ** If not before "The Devil Will Drag You Under", Parrish certainly earned it after [[spoiler:he considers for a moment, gives Dani some kind words, and decides NOT to PetTheDog, instead carrying on with his plan to detonate the bombs, even though she's standing next to them. He sincerely expresses regret for it, though, and wishes he could undo it in "If Memory Serves". It's not enough to convince him to stop, however.]]
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* CompleteMonster: A LOT of members of Red Flag, especially the Stanton Parrish faction, have shown degrees of this. And despite their so called plan to make a perfect world for Alphas, they are perfectly willing to torment, kidnap, experiment on, or even outright kill other Alphas if they just happen to get in their way. Such as in the most recent episode three members where perfectly fine with the idea of killing a five year old Alpha girl if the didn't get what they wanted or burning down a forest where a small village of Alpha families were living in peace, driving them out of their home and potentially killing them. Stanton Parrish himself engineered a massacre of the moderate members of Red Flag. ** Flag. If not before "The Devil Will Drag You Under", Parrish certainly earned it after [[spoiler:he considers for a moment, gives Dani some kind words, and decides NOT to PetTheDog, instead carrying on with his plan to detonate the bombs, even though she's standing next to them. He sincerely expresses regret for it, though, and wishes he could undo it in "If Memory Serves". It's not enough to convince him to stop, however.]]
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