History YMMV / Leverage

25th Oct '17 3:49:57 PM StrixObscuro
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** In "The Future Job", Tara poses as a psychic who supposedly gained her powers after having a tumor removed from her brain. In ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'', another Dean Devlin series, Cassandra Cillian gains psychic abilities after havin a tumor removed from her brain.

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** In "The Future Job", Tara poses as a psychic who supposedly gained her powers after having a tumor removed from her brain. In ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'', another Dean Devlin series, Cassandra Cillian gains psychic abilities after havin having a tumor removed from her brain.
25th Oct '17 3:48:37 PM StrixObscuro
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** In "The First David Job", Eliot poses as an art expert. In ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'' (which was also created by Dean Devlin), Christian Kane plays an art expert.
** In "The Future Job", Tara poses as a psychic who supposedly gained her powers after having a tumor removed from her brain. In ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'', another Dean Devlin series, Cassandra Cillian gains psychic abilities after havin a tumor removed from her brain.
24th Sep '17 5:09:40 PM nombretomado
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* ComeForTheXStayForTheY: Come for the actors you know, stay for the top-notch stories, character development, and acting (from everyone).
16th Sep '17 4:19:40 AM Doug86
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** Sterling is a MagnificentBastard played by MarkSheppard. Even though he's a villain, it's hard not to like him.

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** Sterling is a MagnificentBastard played by MarkSheppard.Creator/MarkSheppard. Even though he's a villain, it's hard not to like him.



* EvilIsCool: Sterling. He is played by MarkSheppard, after all.

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* EvilIsCool: Sterling. He is played by MarkSheppard, Creator/MarkSheppard, after all.
15th Sep '17 8:01:08 PM Racso
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* ValuesRessonance: As mentioned on the Trivia page, part of the show's appeal grew from growing resentment at corporations in the wake of economic depression. [[IntendedAudienceReaction This may have been intentional given]] [[https://twitter.com/jonrog1/status/808522066672513024 John Rogers' staunch frustration with corporate presence in the White House.]]

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* ValuesRessonance: ValuesResonance: As mentioned on the Trivia page, part of the show's appeal grew from growing resentment at corporations in the wake of economic depression. [[IntendedAudienceReaction This may have been intentional given]] [[https://twitter.com/jonrog1/status/808522066672513024 John Rogers' staunch frustration with corporate presence in the White House.]]
15th Sep '17 8:00:37 PM Racso
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* ValuesRessonance: As mentioned on the Trivia page, part of the show's appeal grew from growing resentment at corporations in the wake of economic depression. [[IntendedAudienceReaction This may have been intentional given]] [[https://twitter.com/jonrog1/status/808522066672513024 John Rogers' staunch frustration with corporate presence in the White House.]]
15th Sep '17 7:23:35 AM Pren
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* SpiritualSuccessor: John Rogers has openly acknowledged two, saying ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' is the show's serious younger brother and ''Series/{{Revenge}}'' is its punky younger sister. He also praised both shows for coming up with a central premise that clearly explained how the heroes found their jobs, which ''Leverage'' fans always questioned.
6th Sep '17 2:29:33 PM Kalaong
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** The team as a whole can either be seen as mainly type 3 or 4 {{AntiHero}}es or as type 3 {{AntiVillain}}s. WordOfGod sees them as the bad guys, and actually points out that the premise is a bunch of con artists taking the rich and powerful for a ride. Fans often ask how the Team finds [[WeHelpTheHelpless clients to help]], but this is actually spelled out in the second episode, "The Homecoming Job" - Hardison has back doors into every electronic banking system in the world and is constantly monitoring every online news site looking for scandals and whatnot. It's rather like an epidemiological study; they don't look for victims, they look for rich criminals, then work backwards to find people who can benefit from their comeuppance. Clients find the team mostly by word of mouth or outright ''accident'' - most of the time, they're just a team of con artists looking for marks to run cons on. They just limit themselves to AcceptableTargets and AssholeVictims - and pay back the victims JustLikeRobinHood. It's stated at the end of the first episode;

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** The team as a whole are essentially '''[[VillainProtagonist industrial saboteurs]]''', and can either be seen as mainly type 3 or 4 {{AntiHero}}es or as type 3 {{AntiVillain}}s. WordOfGod sees them as the bad guys, and actually points out that the premise is a bunch of con artists taking the rich and powerful for a ride. Fans often ask how the Team finds [[WeHelpTheHelpless clients to help]], but this is actually spelled out in the second episode, "The Homecoming Job" - Hardison has back doors into every electronic banking system in the world and is constantly monitoring every online news site looking for scandals and whatnot. It's rather like an epidemiological study; they don't look for victims, they look for rich criminals, then work backwards to find people who can benefit from their comeuppance. Clients find the team mostly by word of mouth or outright ''accident'' - most of the time, they're just a team of con artists looking for marks to run cons on. They just limit themselves to AcceptableTargets and AssholeVictims - and pay back the victims JustLikeRobinHood. It's stated at If the end team ever got caught, Hardison would get absolutely ''nailed'' for insider trading, as the Team's "Alternative revenue stream" is '''shorting the stock of the first episode;companies they target!'''
--->'''Nate''': See if a companyís stock price falls 10, 15% in one day and you see it coming, you sell short, you make a lot of money. If itís going to fall ''30%'' you can make ''shattering'' amounts of money. We didnít need the FBI to show up and take you to jail, we just needed them to show up and take boxes out of your office... all day long... in front of TV cameras... scaring your investors. You going to jail is just a bonus.
*** Sophie actually gets Nate to keep his position as team leader by pointing this out;



*** WordOfGod also casts Sterling as an unambiguous good guy, which is ''definitely'' questionable considering how in his first appearance he quite bluntly tells Nathan that he only cares about finding a way to keep IYS from having to write a check - and as someone even he admits is likely to be innocent looks like a good fit for the frame, he's fully in favor of screwing a nobody to help his clients.

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*** This actually bites them in the ass pretty hard [[spoiler:at the end of Season 4, as Dubenich has been leading the Team around by the nose and shorting those same stocks. In the finale, the Team has to deal with a target that they've been unknowingly aiding throughout the season, and knows them inside and out]].
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WordOfGod also casts Sterling as an unambiguous good guy, which is ''definitely'' questionable considering how in his first appearance he quite bluntly tells Nathan that he only cares about finding a way to keep IYS from having to write a check - and as someone even he admits is likely to be innocent looks like a good fit for the frame, he's fully in favor of screwing a nobody to help his clients.
8th Jul '17 6:48:31 PM JustTheBast
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*** WordOfGod states that they made a deliberate choice to use the wrong but commonly misused term "patents" instead of the correct but barely known "trade secrets", for reasons of time and clarity. No network is going to sacrifice 5 minutes of commercial time, so a show can run 5 minutes longer, in order to educate the viewers on the correct technical terminology that is not actually required to understand the plot.
28th Feb '17 3:29:00 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr.]] Anne [[OnlyInItForTheMoney Hannity]], from season 3's "[[Recap/LeverageS03E03TheInsideJob The Inside Job]]", wanted to kill off the world's wheat market with a super-plague, willing to starve the whole planet, so that her own plague-resistant super-wheat would make her and, by extension, her company [[{{Greed}} money]]. She also threatens Archie Leach's family to make him help her, and tries to kill the Leverage team when they find her out, asking them how they would like to be killed ("[[TheDragon Mister Voorhees]] is flexible.") On a show where most villains are interested in stealing patents and building strip malls she, and her [[TheDragon Dragon]], cold-blooded Security Chief Voorhees, really stand out.

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Dr.]] Anne [[OnlyInItForTheMoney Hannity]], from season 3's "[[Recap/LeverageS03E03TheInsideJob The Inside Job]]", wanted to kill off the world's wheat market with a super-plague, willing to starve the whole planet, so that her own plague-resistant super-wheat would make her and, by extension, her company [[{{Greed}} money]]. She also threatens Archie Leach's family to make him help her, and tries to kill the Leverage team when they find her out, asking them how they would like to be killed ("[[TheDragon Mister Voorhees]] is flexible.") On a show where most villains are interested in stealing patents and building strip malls she, and her [[TheDragon Dragon]], cold-blooded Security Chief Voorhees, really stand out.out.
** [[{{Greed}} Darren Hoffman]], from season 3's "[[Recap/LeverageS03E05TheDoubleBlindJob The Double Blind Job]]", is the new [[CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO]] of a drug company. He plans on increasing profit by releasing a drug known as HT-1 under the new name Vioplex. HT-1 is known to cause things like liver failure and death in many of the drug trial participants, so Hoffman added some chemical delays to Vioplex, which will result in people dying in months maybe years after taking it rather than weeks. He kills one doctor who he couldn't bribe to keep quiet about the drugs being the same and wiped the records of a group of people who also died from HT-1 from the internet. When confronted by Sophie, under the guise of an FDA agent, about the seriousness of the fines assessed for bad drugs, Hoffman laughs it off as those fines are typically around 15% of the drug's profit yield.
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