History YMMV / Continuum

12th Nov '17 8:39:00 PM Angeldeb82
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* FoeYay / LesYay / BiTheWay: Garza for Kiera in a kind of weird one-sided way. Along the way she also throws a smooch at Fonnegra. Then again, she likes trolling Kiera, who seems a bit straitlaced in the realm of sex.

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* FoeYay / LesYay [[HoYay Les Yay]] / BiTheWay: Garza for Kiera in a kind of weird one-sided way. Along the way she also throws a smooch at Fonnegra. Then again, she likes trolling Kiera, who seems a bit straitlaced in the realm of sex.



* SpecialEffectsFailure: For a show that usually has decent special effects by the network's standards, [[spoiler: the completely CG [[SpaceMarine power-armored future soldiers]]]] pursuing Kiera in the fourth season opening look laughably bad. It's especially jarring given how good they looked standing still at the end of Season 3.
* {{Squick}}:
** The incinerated remains of the [[PeoplePuppets mind-controlled bank robbers]] in "Minute to Win It".
** "Minute of Silence" gives us ''Amateur Autopsy Hour'' with our host, [[spoiler:Alec Sadler]]. Who needs proper tools when you have a power drill and a hole saw?
* SpiritualLicensee: Strangely enough, to ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' of all things. While at first glance, this may be chalked up to the many, MANY actors who crossover with both it and its parent series, there are simply too many similarities to be entirely coincidental. Let's count:

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: SpecialEffectFailure: For a show that usually has decent special effects by the network's standards, [[spoiler: the completely CG [[SpaceMarine power-armored future soldiers]]]] pursuing Kiera in the fourth season opening look laughably bad. It's especially jarring given how good they looked standing still at the end of Season 3.
* {{Squick}}:
** The incinerated remains of the [[PeoplePuppets mind-controlled bank robbers]] in "Minute to Win It".
** "Minute of Silence" gives us ''Amateur Autopsy Hour'' with our host, [[spoiler:Alec Sadler]]. Who needs proper tools when you have a power drill and a hole saw?
* SpiritualLicensee:
SpiritualAdaptation: Strangely enough, to this is an adaptation of ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' of all things. While at first glance, this may be chalked up to the many, MANY actors who crossover with both it and its parent series, there are simply too many similarities to be entirely coincidental. Let's count:



*** AIIsACrapshoot, CyberneticsEatYourSoul, ProtagonistCenteredMorality, AnyoneCanDie, hefty doses of GreyAndGrayMorality, many a CorruptCorporateExecutive, the list goes on...

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*** AIIsACrapshoot, CyberneticsEatYourSoul, ProtagonistCenteredMorality, AnyoneCanDie, hefty doses of GreyAndGrayMorality, many a CorruptCorporateExecutive, the list goes on...on...
* {{Squick}}:
** The incinerated remains of the [[PeoplePuppets mind-controlled bank robbers]] in "Minute to Win It".
** "Minute of Silence" gives us ''Amateur Autopsy Hour'' with our host, [[spoiler:Alec Sadler]]. Who needs proper tools when you have a power drill and a hole saw?
17th Oct '17 4:35:01 PM jormis29
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*** AIIsACrapshoot, CyberneticsEatYourSoul, ProtagonistCenteredMorality, AnyoneCanDie, hefty doses of GreyAndGrayMorality, many a CorruptCorporateExecutive, the list goes on...

!!Tropes for the tabletop RPG
* GeniusBonus: Courtesy of the section "Time Travel in the Real World".
* ParanoiaFuel:
** Any leveller in history or even other spanners could be replaced by a Thespian.
** For crashers: First, anyone could be a Continuum plant, ''especially'' a future or past you. Second, if you know both the Continuum side of the story and the Narcissist side, the possibility occurs that ''any time you crash out of the main universe'', you're just being lied to by the Inheritors.

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*** AIIsACrapshoot, CyberneticsEatYourSoul, ProtagonistCenteredMorality, AnyoneCanDie, hefty doses of GreyAndGrayMorality, many a CorruptCorporateExecutive, the list goes on...

!!Tropes for the tabletop RPG
* GeniusBonus: Courtesy of the section "Time Travel in the Real World".
* ParanoiaFuel:
** Any leveller in history or even other spanners could be replaced by a Thespian.
** For crashers: First, anyone could be a Continuum plant, ''especially'' a future or past you. Second, if you know both the Continuum side of the story and the Narcissist side, the possibility occurs that ''any time you crash out of the main universe'', you're just being lied to by the Inheritors.
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18th Jul '17 10:14:14 PM Baeraad555
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* RootingForTheEmpire: The series had to give [=Liber8=] a truly ''astromonical'' death toll right from the start to prevent this, given that they're a RagtagBunchOfMisfits trying to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, whereas Kiera's EstablishingCharacterMoment involves her beating up a young man who's wanted for [[FelonyMisdemeanor minor vandalism]]. Even then it's hard to resist this trope at times, since AMillionIsAStatistic.
2nd May '17 2:54:44 PM MagBas
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Agent Gardiner]] could qualify, although this depends on whether one considers him either [[spoiler: a loyal CSIS Agent doing his job to investigate a mysterious woman whose story doesn't hold up, or simply an InspectorJavert deliberately seeking ways to antagonize and implicate Kiera for ''any'' crime whatsoever]].
31st Aug '16 5:47:31 AM longWriter
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* StopHelpingMe: More than once, a hostage has professed to agree with [=Liber8=] and gotten shot by Travis for doing so.


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19th May '16 5:28:20 AM WillBGood
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!Tropes for the TV series

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!Tropes !!Tropes for the TV series



!Tropes for the tabletop RPG

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21st Mar '16 3:57:10 AM KhlavKalash
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* JerkassWoobie: Kellog seems to be a classic ConMan, ManipulativeBastard and PunchClockVillain abusing time travel for his own gains. [[spoiler:Then he had to watch the woman he thought/might be was his grandmother die in his arms due to his former comrades trying to blackmail him and his own back story implies he only joined up with Liber8 after he was wrongfully arrested because he stayed with his dying sister (the real Liber8 member at the time) in her last moments when the arresting officers fired upon them]] it is really hard to not feel bad for the guy. [[spoiler:And he gets to witness the Charlie Foxtrot that the Liber8 inspired timeline becomes, as he becomes one of the last holdouts after a series of devastating inter-corporate civil wars.]]

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* JerkassWoobie: Kellog seems to be a classic ConMan, ManipulativeBastard and PunchClockVillain abusing time travel for his own gains. [[spoiler:Then he had to watch the woman he thought/might be was his grandmother die in his arms due to his former comrades trying to blackmail him and his own back story implies he only joined up with Liber8 after he was wrongfully arrested because he stayed with his dying sister (the real Liber8 [=Liber8=] member at the time) in her last moments when the arresting officers fired upon them]] it is really hard to not feel bad for the guy. [[spoiler:And he gets to witness the Charlie Foxtrot that the Liber8 inspired timeline becomes, as he becomes one of the last holdouts after a series of devastating inter-corporate civil wars.]]



* ParanoiaFuel: Quite a bit of what Liber8 is fighting against is disturbingly plausible. And some of it has ''already happened''. Kagame explaining how the banks dodged responsibility for the 2010 crash is a good example.

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* ParanoiaFuel: Quite a bit of what Liber8 [=Liber8=] is fighting against is disturbingly plausible. And some of it has ''already happened''. Kagame explaining how the banks dodged responsibility for the 2010 crash is a good example.



* StopHelpingMe: More than once, a hostage has professed to agree with Liber8 and gotten shot by Travis for doing so.

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* StopHelpingMe: More than once, a hostage has professed to agree with Liber8 [=Liber8=] and gotten shot by Travis for doing so.
21st Mar '16 3:56:16 AM KhlavKalash
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*** A ByTheBooksCop who slowly jumps off the slippery slope of radicalism in his failing attempts to deal with a fanatical terrorist organization, and played by Brian Markinson. Jordan Durham or Jack Dillon?

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*** A ByTheBooksCop ByTheBookCop who slowly jumps off the slippery slope of radicalism in his failing attempts to deal with a fanatical terrorist organization, and played by Brian Markinson. Jordan Durham or Jack Dillon?



*** A.I.IsACrapshoot, CyberneticsEatYourSoul, ProtagonistCenteredMorality, AnyoneCanDie, hefty doses of GreyAndGrayMorality, many a CorruptCorporateExecutive, the list goes on...

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*** A.I.IsACrapshoot, AIIsACrapshoot, CyberneticsEatYourSoul, ProtagonistCenteredMorality, AnyoneCanDie, hefty doses of GreyAndGrayMorality, many a CorruptCorporateExecutive, the list goes on...
1st Mar '16 5:52:58 PM MurrayTheBlue
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* SpiritualLicensee: Strangely enough, to ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' of all things. While at first glance, this may be chalked up to the many, MANY actors who crossover with both it and its parent series, there are simply too many similarities to be entirely coincidental. Let's count:
** Characters
*** A dark haired, aloof ActionGirl with superpowers and a very skewed sense of morality, exploring an alien environment. Are we talking about Kira Cameron or Zoey Graystone?
*** A ByTheBooksCop who slowly jumps off the slippery slope of radicalism in his failing attempts to deal with a fanatical terrorist organization, and played by Brian Markinson. Jordan Durham or Jack Dillon?
*** Richard Harmon as angsty teenager who slowly TookALevelInBadass.
*** Wiliam B. Davis as a high ranking political figure in a dystopian sci-fi show?
** Themes
*** A.I.IsACrapshoot, CyberneticsEatYourSoul, ProtagonistCenteredMorality, AnyoneCanDie, hefty doses of GreyAndGrayMorality, many a CorruptCorporateExecutive, the list goes on...
27th Dec '15 5:10:19 AM Ramidel
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* ParanoiaFuel: Any leveller in history or even other spanners could be replaced by a Thespian.

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* ParanoiaFuel: ParanoiaFuel:
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Any leveller in history or even other spanners could be replaced by a Thespian.Thespian.
** For crashers: First, anyone could be a Continuum plant, ''especially'' a future or past you. Second, if you know both the Continuum side of the story and the Narcissist side, the possibility occurs that ''any time you crash out of the main universe'', you're just being lied to by the Inheritors.
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