History YMMV / Nikita

13th Jul '16 11:06:04 AM Angeldeb82
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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: Percy is displeased about Anya getting away in ep. 19:
-->''"I've been hunting her for years and then the Swiss capture her. Really, the Swiss?"''



* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: Percy is displeased about Anya getting away in ep. 19:
-->''"I've been hunting her for years and then the Swiss capture her. Really, the Swiss?"''
13th Jul '16 11:05:28 AM Angeldeb82
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* TheScrappy: Ever since the first episode, Jaden has been consistently annoying both to Alex and the viewers.

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* TheScrappy: Ever since the first episode, Jaden has been consistently annoying both to Alex PortmanteauCoupleName: "Mikita" for Michael and the viewers.Nikita.
** And in real life, there's "Shaggie" for fans of Shane West and Maggie Q being a couple.



* PortmanteauCoupleName: "Mikita" for Michael and Nikita.
** And in real life, there's "Shaggie" for fans of Shane West and Maggie Q being a couple.

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* PortmanteauCoupleName: "Mikita" for Michael TheScrappy: Ever since the first episode, Jaden has been consistently annoying both to Alex and Nikita.
** And in real life, there's "Shaggie" for fans of Shane West and Maggie Q being a couple.
the viewers.
13th Jul '16 11:04:22 AM Angeldeb82
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** Owen's a quitessential TroubledButCute {{Atoner}}, so of course he's popular, except for some DieForOurShip from Michael/Nikita shippers who somehow seem threatened by him.
* FanPreferredCouple: As of season 3, [[CrackPairing Alex/Owen]] could be seen as one compared to the canon Sean/Alex, although definitely not by far. [[LesYay Alex]]/[[MentorShip Nikita]] is still very popular, but not to the extent of [[OfficialCouple Michael/Nikita]].

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** Owen's a quitessential TroubledButCute {{Atoner}}, [[TheAtoner Atoner]], so of course he's popular, except for some DieForOurShip from Michael/Nikita shippers who somehow seem threatened by him.
* FanPreferredCouple: As of season 3, [[CrackPairing Alex/Owen]] could be seen as one compared to the canon Sean/Alex, although definitely not by far. [[LesYay [[HoYay Alex]]/[[MentorShip Nikita]] is still very popular, but not to the extent of [[OfficialCouple Michael/Nikita]].



*** And then it turns out that the plan was [[spoiler: for Michael to be killed, building the rep of a Division mole, allowing him entry into Al-Qaeda. When Michael survived, Percy recruited him into Division with the empty promise that they'd hunt the man who killed his family.]]

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*** And then it turns out that the plan was [[spoiler: for Michael to be killed, building the rep of a Division mole, allowing him entry into Al-Qaeda. When Michael survived, Percy recruited him into Division with the empty promise that they'd hunt the man who killed his family.]]family]].



*** And any moral points she still had left go out the window in "Fair Trade" when she nearly ''lobotomizes'' [[spoiler: Birkhoff.]]

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*** And any moral points she still had left go out the window in "Fair Trade" when she nearly ''lobotomizes'' [[spoiler: Birkhoff.]]Birkhoff]].



** Jaden in "Girl's Best Friend," putting aside her rivalry with Alex to focus on the mission, and gunning down a terrorist and all his {{Mook}}s.
** Ryan was disliked by much of the fanbase, until "Pandora", where he [[TookALevelInBadass took a level in badass]] by [[spoiler: ''holding the director of the CIA at gunpoint'']] in order to help Nikita.

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** Jaden in "Girl's Best Friend," putting aside her rivalry with Alex to focus on the mission, and gunning down a terrorist and all his {{Mook}}s.
{{Mooks}}.
** Ryan was disliked by much of the fanbase, until "Pandora", where he [[TookALevelInBadass took a level in badass]] TookALevelInBadass by [[spoiler: ''holding the director of the CIA at gunpoint'']] in order to help Nikita.



* SpecialEffectFailure: In "Pandora" while [[spoiler: Nikita's building burns.]]

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* SpecialEffectFailure: In "Pandora" while [[spoiler: Nikita's building burns.]]burns]].



** And Alex [[spoiler: shooting Thom and breaking down in tears after that.]]

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** And Alex [[spoiler: shooting Thom and breaking down in tears after that.]]that]].



* VillainSue: Percy has a lot of these traits. He is almost never unnerved, he always has a back up plan, and even when Team Nikita wins the battles, he most often wins the wars. However, this has finally been averted [[spoiler: at the end of season 2 in "Homecoming" where he meets his demise at the hands of Nikita. Literally. She drops his ass down a shaft and he lands in the prison Amanda used to keep him in. KarmicDeath indeed.]]
12th Jun '16 6:32:19 AM erforce
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* OneSceneWonder: Jean Reno as the creepy Victor. The audience response to him in contrast to his screentime is why we have ''TheProfessional''.
* WhatAnIdiot: Victor. Seriously.

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* OneSceneWonder: Jean Reno as the creepy Victor. The audience response to him in contrast to his screentime is why we have ''TheProfessional''.
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''Film/TheProfessional''.
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WhatAnIdiot: Victor. Seriously.
1st Jan '16 7:09:44 PM nombretomado
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** If there was any doubt as to Percy's qualification, it was no doubt removed as of episode 1x21, "Betrayals", and his status is solidified by 1x22, "Pandora". This man could give [[{{Smallville}} Lionel]] [[TropeCodifier Luthor]] a run for his money.

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** If there was any doubt as to Percy's qualification, it was no doubt removed as of episode 1x21, "Betrayals", and his status is solidified by 1x22, "Pandora". This man could give [[{{Smallville}} [[Series/{{Smallville}} Lionel]] [[TropeCodifier Luthor]] a run for his money.
16th Nov '14 8:57:52 PM Craverguy
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* WhatAnIdiot: In Season 2, ''no one'' in Division realizes that they've gone rogue. Apparently, they honestly believe that legitimate government agencies change control by coup d'etat, rather than presidential appointment. They're actually shocked when [[spoiler:a company of Marines show up to storm the compound]].
30th Sep '14 8:12:34 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Percy]], the head of Division, at first seemed like an AffablyEvil character who was OnlyInItForTheMoney, working for {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and criminal organizations just as easily as for the government. However, as the series progressed, we've seen just how far he'll sink to achieve his goals, including murdering the loved ones of his own agents to keep them loyal. Perhaps the most shocking example of this was the revelation that [[spoiler: the terrorist who killed [[TheDragon Michael]]'s family was, in fact, a Division agent who did so on Percy's orders so that Kazim Tariq could be Percy's mole in al-Qa'ida. When Kazim accidentally killed Michael's family instead, Percy recruited Michael with the promise of getting even.]]
30th Jul '14 9:48:46 AM Eegah
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* OneSceneWonder: Jean Reno as the creepy Victor.

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* OneSceneWonder: Jean Reno as the creepy Victor. The audience response to him in contrast to his screentime is why we have ''TheProfessional''.
1st Jul '14 5:29:17 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster:
** [[BigBad Percy]], the head of Division, at first seemed like an AffablyEvil character who was OnlyInItForTheMoney, working for {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and criminal organizations just as easily as for the government. However, as the series progressed, we've seen just how far he'll sink to achieve his goals, including murdering the loved ones of his own agents to keep them loyal. Perhaps the most shocking example of this was the revelation that [[spoiler: the terrorist who killed [[TheDragon Michael]]'s family was, in fact, a Division agent who did so on Percy's orders so that Kazim Tariq could be Percy's mole in al-Qa'ida. When Kazim accidentally killed Michael's family instead, Percy recruited Michael with the promise of getting even.]]
** [[TheStarscream Amanda]] is also a CompleteMonster and a ManipulativeBitch who constantly and ruthlessly tricks people into doing what she wants and earning their loyalty (or at least their fear; she's quite Machiavellian). But more to the point, she's the resident TortureTechnician and is quite skilled at her job, using everything from electrocutions to breaking bones to threatening ''lobotomies'' in order to get information out of her victims -- and it's quite clear she enjoys doing it. She's the one person Nikita is afraid of.

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* CompleteMonster:
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CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Percy]], the head of Division, at first seemed like an AffablyEvil character who was OnlyInItForTheMoney, working for {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and criminal organizations just as easily as for the government. However, as the series progressed, we've seen just how far he'll sink to achieve his goals, including murdering the loved ones of his own agents to keep them loyal. Perhaps the most shocking example of this was the revelation that [[spoiler: the terrorist who killed [[TheDragon Michael]]'s family was, in fact, a Division agent who did so on Percy's orders so that Kazim Tariq could be Percy's mole in al-Qa'ida. When Kazim accidentally killed Michael's family instead, Percy recruited Michael with the promise of getting even.]]
** [[TheStarscream Amanda]] is also a CompleteMonster and a ManipulativeBitch who constantly and ruthlessly tricks people into doing what she wants and earning their loyalty (or at least their fear; she's quite Machiavellian). But more to the point, she's the resident TortureTechnician and is quite skilled at her job, using everything from electrocutions to breaking bones to threatening ''lobotomies'' in order to get information out of her victims -- and it's quite clear she enjoys doing it. She's the one person Nikita is afraid of.
]]
16th Mar '14 2:46:30 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: Percy.
** Amanda. Hint: if you're being detained and ''she'' walks into the room, it's time to start screaming. She even manages to bring Nikita to tears during her capture.
** Also, in "Echoes" [[spoiler: the Zetrov czarina version of Alex. After seeing her kill Nathan and their future child, it's no wonder why Alex fears this version of her.]]
** Brant, in ''spades.'' Nikita informs us that one of his workers hadn't put something together quickly enough, so he brought in the worker's wife and ''broke both her arms in front of him.'' And then threatened his kid. He later [[spoiler: murders Senator Pierce]] just to lure Nikita out into the open to settle his grudge against her. No wonder Nikita kicked his ass in the flashback.
*** This also makes Percy releasing him yet another MoralEventHorizon... for a character who really didn't need anymore.

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* CompleteMonster: Percy.
CompleteMonster:
** Amanda. Hint: if you're being detained [[BigBad Percy]], the head of Division, at first seemed like an AffablyEvil character who was OnlyInItForTheMoney, working for {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and ''she'' walks into criminal organizations just as easily as for the room, it's time government. However, as the series progressed, we've seen just how far he'll sink to start screaming. She even manages achieve his goals, including murdering the loved ones of his own agents to bring Nikita to tears during her capture.
** Also, in "Echoes"
keep them loyal. Perhaps the most shocking example of this was the revelation that [[spoiler: the Zetrov czarina version terrorist who killed [[TheDragon Michael]]'s family was, in fact, a Division agent who did so on Percy's orders so that Kazim Tariq could be Percy's mole in al-Qa'ida. When Kazim accidentally killed Michael's family instead, Percy recruited Michael with the promise of Alex. After seeing her kill Nathan and their future child, it's no wonder why Alex fears this version of her.getting even.]]
** Brant, [[TheStarscream Amanda]] is also a CompleteMonster and a ManipulativeBitch who constantly and ruthlessly tricks people into doing what she wants and earning their loyalty (or at least their fear; she's quite Machiavellian). But more to the point, she's the resident TortureTechnician and is quite skilled at her job, using everything from electrocutions to breaking bones to threatening ''lobotomies'' in ''spades.'' order to get information out of her victims -- and it's quite clear she enjoys doing it. She's the one person Nikita informs us that one of his workers hadn't put something together quickly enough, so he brought in the worker's wife and ''broke both her arms in front of him.'' And then threatened his kid. He later [[spoiler: murders Senator Pierce]] just to lure Nikita out into the open to settle his grudge against her. No wonder Nikita kicked his ass in the flashback.
*** This also makes Percy releasing him yet another MoralEventHorizon... for a character who really didn't need anymore.
is afraid of.
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