History YMMV / KolchakTheNightStalker

26th Jun '16 1:09:24 AM ACW
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* ActorAllusion: Lara Parker playing an evil witch...

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* ActorAllusion: Lara Parker [[Series/DarkShadows playing an evil witch...witch]]...
26th Jun '16 1:08:12 AM ACW
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** Jack the Ripper from "The Ripper" is a SerialKiller who is at first believed to be a [[JackTheRipoff Ripper copycat]], but is soon revealed to be something far more sinister. First seen butchering numerous women, mostly hookers and strippers, throughout Milwaukee and Chicago, the Ripper cannabilized his third victim in Chicago, carving out her kidneys to eat. Sending taunting letters of his crimes to the press, the Ripper arranges a meeting with a young reporter while claiming he won't kill anyone the night they would meet, however [[ILied he kills her anyway]]. After escaping police custody and brutalizing many officers and innocents who try to restrain him, the Ripper is revealed to be the actual UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, having spent the past decades traveling the world and always murdering 5 women in each location he terrorizes, having killed over 70 women over the years. Jack the Ripper was a mysterious figure whose crimes were never given justification beyond sheer {{sadis|t}}m and hatred.

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** Jack the Ripper UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper from "The Ripper" is a SerialKiller who is at first believed to be a [[JackTheRipoff Ripper copycat]], but is soon revealed to be something far more sinister. First seen butchering numerous women, mostly hookers and strippers, throughout Milwaukee and Chicago, the Ripper cannabilized cannibalized his third victim in Chicago, carving out her kidneys to eat. Sending taunting letters of his crimes to the press, the Ripper arranges a meeting with a young reporter while claiming he won't kill anyone the night they would meet, however [[ILied he kills her anyway]]. After escaping police custody and brutalizing many officers and innocents who try to restrain him, the Ripper is revealed to be the actual UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, Jack the Ripper, having spent the past decades traveling the world and always murdering 5 women in each location he terrorizes, having killed over 70 women over the years. Jack the Ripper was a mysterious figure whose crimes were never given justification beyond sheer {{sadis|t}}m and hatred.



** [[UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar Helen of Troy]] from "The Youth" has the longest HistoricalRapsheet in the series. A beautiful demigoddess who made a deal with the powerful goddess Hecate for [[ImmortalityImmorality eternal life]], Helen is required to drain the life out of physically perfect individuals on a regular basis to retain her youth, a process that inevitably kills her victims, something [[{{sadist}} she takes pleasure from]]. Having lived for hundreds of years, Helen uses a computer dating service in the present to find victims, and drains the life out of three of them throughout the episode, nearly getting Kolchak killed when he tries to interfere. Defined by her callousness and lust for beauty, Helen of Troy was the most beautiful, and [[ItsAllAboutMe most self-centered]], foe Kolchak ever faced.

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** [[UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar Helen of Troy]] from "The Youth" Youth Killer" has the longest HistoricalRapsheet in the series. A beautiful demigoddess who made a deal with the powerful goddess Hecate for [[ImmortalityImmorality eternal life]], Helen is required to drain the life out of physically perfect individuals on a regular basis to retain her youth, a process that inevitably kills her victims, something [[{{sadist}} she takes pleasure from]]. Having lived for hundreds of years, Helen uses a computer dating service in the present to find victims, and drains the life out of three of them throughout the episode, nearly getting Kolchak killed when he tries to interfere. Defined by her callousness and lust for beauty, Helen of Troy was the most beautiful, and [[ItsAllAboutMe most self-centered]], foe Kolchak ever faced.
25th Jun '16 12:27:59 PM ACW
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** Jack the Ripper from "The Ripper" is a SerialKiller who is at first believed to be a [[JackTheRipoff Ripper copycat]], but is soon revealed to be something far more sinister. First seen butchering numerous women, mostly hookers and strippers, throughout Milwaukee and Chicago, the Ripper cannabilized his third victim in Chicago, carving out her kidneys to eat. Sending taunting letters of his crimes to the press, the Ripper arranges a meeting with a young reporter while claiming he won't kill anyone the night they would meet, however [[ILied he kills her anyway]]. After escaping police custody and brutalizing many officers and innocents who try to restrain him, the Ripper is revealed to be the actual UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, having spent the past decades traveling the world and always murdering 5 women in each location he terrorizes, having killed over 70 women over the years. Jack the Ripper was a mysterious figure whose crimes were never given justification beyond sheer {{sadis|m}}t and hatred.
** [[CorruptPolitician Robert Palmer]]from "The Devil's Platform" is a senator obsessed with gaining as much personal power as possible, and to this end, made a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the Prince of Darkness]] for supernatural abilities. Using these abilities, of which he pays for by regularly sacrificing animals and "higher forms of life", Palmer kills off all of his political opponents, with their wives and friends being casualties as well. When Palmer's campaign manager plans to reveal his crimes to the public, Palmer [[ElevatorFailure sends the elevator his manager is on plummeting to the ground]], killing him and the numerous other innocents onboard. A secretary, aware of Palmer's part in the elevator crash, tries to blackmail him into paying her to keep quiet about it, and Palmer responds by trying to maul her in his hellhound form; when she survives and is sent to the hospital, Palmer pursues and kills her in her weakened state. After murdering another of his opponents in a car crash, Palmer tries to manipulate [[IntrepidReporter Carl Kolchak]] into signing his soul over to Palmer, and wastes no time in trying to butcher Kolchak when he refuses. Smug and power hungry, Robert Palmer stood out even to Kolchak as one of the most wicked villains he ever faced.

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** Jack the Ripper from "The Ripper" is a SerialKiller who is at first believed to be a [[JackTheRipoff Ripper copycat]], but is soon revealed to be something far more sinister. First seen butchering numerous women, mostly hookers and strippers, throughout Milwaukee and Chicago, the Ripper cannabilized his third victim in Chicago, carving out her kidneys to eat. Sending taunting letters of his crimes to the press, the Ripper arranges a meeting with a young reporter while claiming he won't kill anyone the night they would meet, however [[ILied he kills her anyway]]. After escaping police custody and brutalizing many officers and innocents who try to restrain him, the Ripper is revealed to be the actual UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, having spent the past decades traveling the world and always murdering 5 women in each location he terrorizes, having killed over 70 women over the years. Jack the Ripper was a mysterious figure whose crimes were never given justification beyond sheer {{sadis|m}}t {{sadis|t}}m and hatred.
** [[CorruptPolitician Robert Palmer]]from Palmer]] from "The Devil's Platform" is a senator obsessed with gaining as much personal power as possible, and to this end, made a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the Prince of Darkness]] for supernatural abilities. Using these abilities, of which he pays for by regularly sacrificing animals and "higher forms of life", Palmer kills off all of his political opponents, with their wives and friends being casualties as well. When Palmer's campaign manager plans to reveal his crimes to the public, Palmer [[ElevatorFailure sends the elevator his manager is on plummeting to the ground]], killing him and the numerous other innocents onboard. A secretary, aware of Palmer's part in the elevator crash, tries to blackmail him into paying her to keep quiet about it, and Palmer responds by trying to maul her in his hellhound form; when she survives and is sent to the hospital, Palmer pursues and kills her in her weakened state. After murdering another of his opponents in a car crash, Palmer tries to manipulate [[IntrepidReporter Carl Kolchak]] into signing his soul over to Palmer, and wastes no time in trying to butcher Kolchak when he refuses. Smug and power hungry, Robert Palmer stood out even to Kolchak as one of the most wicked villains he ever faced.
25th Jun '16 12:27:37 PM ACW
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** Jack the Ripper from "The Ripper" is a SerialKiller who is at first believed to be a [[JackTheRipoff Ripper copycat]], but is soon revealed to be something far more sinister. First seen butchering numerous women, mostly hookers and strippers, throughout Milwaukee and Chicago, the Ripper cannabilized his third victim in Chicago, carving out her kidneys to eat. Sending taunting letters of his crimes to the press, the Ripper arranges a meeting with a young reporter while claiming he won't kill anyone the night they would meet, however [[ILied he kills her anyway]]. After escaping police custody and brutalizing many officers and innocents who try to restrain him, the Ripper is revealed to be the actual UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, having spent the past decades traveling the world and always murdering 5 women in each location he terrorizes, having killed over 70 women over the years. Jack the Ripper was a mysterious figure whose crimes were never given justification beyond sheer {{sadis|m}}t and hatred.
** [[CorruptPolitician Robert Palmer]]from "The Devil's Platform" is a senator obsessed with gaining as much personal power as possible, and to this end, made a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the Prince of Darkness]] for supernatural abilities. Using these abilities, of which he pays for by regularly sacrificing animals and "higher forms of life", Palmer kills off all of his political opponents, with their wives and friends being casualties as well. When Palmer's campaign manager plans to reveal his crimes to the public, Palmer [[ElevatorFailure sends the elevator his manager is on plummeting to the ground]], killing him and the numerous other innocents onboard. A secretary, aware of Palmer's part in the elevator crash, tries to blackmail him into paying her to keep quiet about it, and Palmer responds by trying to maul her in his hellhound form; when she survives and is sent to the hospital, Palmer pursues and kills her in her weakened state. After murdering another of his opponents in a car crash, Palmer tries to manipulate [[IntrepidReporter Carl Kolchak]] into signing his soul over to Palmer, and wastes no time in trying to butcher Kolchak when he refuses. Smug and power hungry, Robert Palmer stood out even to Kolchak as one of the most wicked villains he ever faced.
** [[UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar Helen of Troy]] from "The Youth" has the longest HistoricalRapsheet in the series. A beautiful demigoddess who made a deal with the powerful goddess Hecate for [[ImmortalityImmorality eternal life]], Helen is required to drain the life out of physically perfect individuals on a regular basis to retain her youth, a process that inevitably kills her victims, something [[{{sadist}} she takes pleasure from]]. Having lived for hundreds of years, Helen uses a computer dating service in the present to find victims, and drains the life out of three of them throughout the episode, nearly getting Kolchak killed when he tries to interfere. Defined by her callousness and lust for beauty, Helen of Troy was the most beautiful, and [[ItsAllAboutMe most self-centered]], foe Kolchak ever faced.
16th Jun '16 11:30:09 PM Silverblade2
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2nd May '16 10:07:43 PM aye_amber
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* HarsherInHindsight: Not long after ''The Night Strangler'' came out, [[UsefulNotes/TedBundy a real serial killer]] started preying on young women in Seattle.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Not long after ''The Night Strangler'' came out, [[UsefulNotes/TedBundy a real serial killer]] ''Ted Bundy'' started preying on young women in Seattle.
2nd May '16 10:04:38 PM aye_amber
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* HarsherInHindsight: Not long after ''The Night Strangler'' came out, [[TedBundy a real serial killer]] started preying on young women in Seattle.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Not long after ''The Night Strangler'' came out, [[TedBundy [[UsefulNotes/TedBundy a real serial killer]] started preying on young women in Seattle.


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27th Oct '15 10:58:47 AM WiseKarasu
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: If the series had been renewed for a second season, Kolchak would have dealt with creatures such as Sasquatch, Medusa, the Piasa Bird, a woman transformed into a savage killer as a result of a failed experiment, a demon-possessed young man, medieval executioners that came out of a painting to kill their victims, and a monster wreaking havoc on a film set.
6th Jun '14 10:26:05 PM WeaselPants757
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* PlayingAgainstType: Phil Silvers in "Horror in the Heights"; John "[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh Piglet]]" Fiedler as fast-talking morgue attendant Gordon "Gordie the Ghoul" Spangler; Jamie Farr as a high school science teacher in "Primal Scream."

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* PlayingAgainstType: Phil Silvers in "Horror in the Heights"; John "[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh Piglet]]" Fiedler as fast-talking morgue attendant Gordon "Gordie the Ghoul" Spangler; Jim Backus as a ''motorcycle dealer''; Jamie Farr as a high school science teacher in "Primal Scream."
14th May '14 4:09:52 PM CartoonBrewMonkey
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* ActorAllusion: Lara Parker playing an evil witch...



* HilariousInHindsight: Lara Parker playing an evil witch...
** More of an ActorAllusion or MythologyGag.
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