History YMMV / StargateAtlantis

30th Jul '16 8:24:08 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Rodney [=McKay=]. You either like that the smart guy is the one who saves the day or find him incredibly grating. The fact that it is often very easy for one person to be in both camps ''at the same time'' makes things... confusing?

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Rodney [=McKay=]. You either like that the smart guy is the one who saves the day or find him incredibly grating. The fact that it is often very easy for one person to be in both camps ''at the same time'' makes things... confusing?
21st Jul '16 1:01:20 PM RamblerReb
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-->'''Woolsey''': You’ve approached my private spot!

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-->'''Woolsey''': You’ve approached poached my private spot!
8th Jul '16 4:46:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* GrowingTheBeard: All the {{Badass}} characters either show up or are promoted in season 2: Ronon, Caldwell, Lorne, Sheppard, etc.

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* GrowingTheBeard: All the {{Badass}} badass characters either show up or are promoted in season 2: Ronon, Caldwell, Lorne, Sheppard, etc.
29th May '16 8:00:51 PM Laudanum
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* DesignatedHero: Although our heroes are in general good guys who try to do the right thing, there are quite a few times where what they do is at the least soaked in MoralDissonance and at the most downright evil - sometimes contradicting previous characterization to do so. They have a very human-centric perspective about sentient life such that only human and human-like beings matter, and are disturbingly willing to exploit, manipulate, experiment on, mass murder (as in killing huge numbers in cold blood) and double-cross anyone or anything that poses a threat or can be labelled an enemy species (even taking into account the requirement to act cautiously and even proactively against threats when they present themselves), even treating one of their own expedition similarly when they come back as a replicator.

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* DesignatedHero: Although our heroes are in general good guys who try to do the right thing, there are quite a few times where what they do is at the least soaked in MoralDissonance and at the most downright evil - sometimes contradicting previous characterization to do so. They [[DependingOnTheWriter When written at their worst]] they have a very human-centric perspective about sentient life such that only human and human-like beings matter, and are disturbingly willing to exploit, manipulate, experiment on, mass murder (as in killing huge numbers in cold blood) and double-cross anyone or anything that poses a threat or can be labelled an enemy species (even taking into account the requirement to act cautiously and even proactively against threats when they present themselves), even treating one of their own expedition similarly when they come back as a replicator.
29th May '16 7:57:26 PM Laudanum
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* DesignatedHero: Although our heroes are in general good guys who try to do the right thing, there are quite a few times where what they do is at the least soaked in MoralDissonance and at the most downright evil. They have an incredibly warped perspective about sentient life such that only human and human-like beings matter and are disturbingly willing to exploit, manipulate, experiment on, mass murder (as in killing huge numbers in cold blood) and double-cross anyone or anything that poses a threat or can be labelled an enemy species, even treating one of their own expedition similarly when they come back as a replicator.

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* DesignatedHero: Although our heroes are in general good guys who try to do the right thing, there are quite a few times where what they do is at the least soaked in MoralDissonance and at the most downright evil. evil - sometimes contradicting previous characterization to do so. They have an incredibly warped a very human-centric perspective about sentient life such that only human and human-like beings matter matter, and are disturbingly willing to exploit, manipulate, experiment on, mass murder (as in killing huge numbers in cold blood) and double-cross anyone or anything that poses a threat or can be labelled an enemy species, species (even taking into account the requirement to act cautiously and even proactively against threats when they present themselves), even treating one of their own expedition similarly when they come back as a replicator.



* DesignatedVillain: Bates, Kavanaugh and Ellis tend to end up in this role. [[StrawmanHasAPoint They usually have legitimate concerns or complaints]], but because these are against the main cast of characters and expressed in a way that is distinctly in favour of their own self-interest (Bates seeing Teyla as a security risk and willing to essentially exile her people to protect the expedition members; Kavanaugh complaining to Weir about Weir dismissing his concerns or dressing him down in front of his team when he priorities a course of action that puts the safety of Atlantis first no matter the risk assessment or loss of life; Ellis undercutting Weir's authority behind her back because she challenges his opinion and his own authority, and wanting [=McKay=] to cut the exposition and get to the point in a way that pointedly bullies and demeans him) the characters are presented as reactionary jerkasses. There is also a trend of portraying Kavanaugh, in his few appearances, as a coward even though every time he is up against a situation in which his fear is perfectly understandable, although he does consistently advocate a course of action that will save himself and whoever is with him while sacrificing other people, sometimes even when the risk to himself is minimal. [[hottip:note:in addition, because Kavanaugh left the conference where the scientists were trying to save Sheppard's team within the 38 minute Stargate wormhole deadline, to confront Weir about her behaviour towards him, wasting a few minutes of very little time, he is also branded as being selfish.]]

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* DesignatedVillain: Bates, Kavanaugh and Ellis tend to end up in this role. [[StrawmanHasAPoint They usually have legitimate concerns or complaints]], but because these are expressed, usually against the main cast of characters and expressed characters, in a way that is distinctly in favour of their own self-interest self-interest, usually to the detriment of others that they are willing to sacrifice, the characters are presented as reactionary jerkasses (Bates seeing Teyla as a security risk and willing to essentially exile her people people, hence putting them in great danger in order to protect the expedition members; Kavanaugh complaining to Weir about Weir dismissing his concerns or dressing being somewhat rude to him down in front of his team when he priorities and focuses on a course of action that puts the safety of Atlantis first no matter the risk assessment or loss of life; life (although what is more the issue is that in an emergency when time is crucial and lives are depending on him and his team, he takes time out to go and complain to Weir about her behavior); Ellis undercutting Weir's authority behind her back because she challenges his opinion and his own authority, and wanting [=McKay=] to cut the exposition and get to the point in a way that pointedly bullies and demeans him) the characters are presented as reactionary jerkasses.him). There is also a trend of portraying Kavanaugh, in his few appearances, as a coward even though every time he is up against a situation in which his fear is perfectly understandable, although he does consistently advocate a course of action that will save himself and whoever is with him while sacrificing other people, sometimes even when the risk to himself is minimal. [[hottip:note:in addition, because Kavanaugh left the conference where the scientists were trying to save Sheppard's team within the 38 minute Stargate wormhole deadline, to confront Weir about her behaviour towards him, wasting a few minutes of very little time, he is also branded as being selfish.]]
17th Feb '16 4:35:43 AM NoxSky12599
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: In ''"The Last Man"'', during Michael's DecapitationPresentation of the Wraith queen, the group shot of his "army" is pretty obviously about five or six guys digitally copied a dozen times each.
8th Oct '15 10:43:26 AM MrDeath
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** [=McKay=], too, though his tend to be of the ButtMonkey variety. He was once caught in a machine that nearly forced him to ascend or die. He developed the Pegusus version of Altimer's Disease, which again nearly killed him. In the first season, he was tortured for information.

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** [=McKay=], too, though his tend to be of the ButtMonkey variety. He was once caught in a machine that nearly forced him to ascend or die. He developed the Pegusus version of Altimer's Alzheimer's Disease, which again nearly killed him. In the first season, he was tortured for information.
8th Oct '15 6:42:49 AM jeez
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* HomegrownHero: A heavy offender, as six out of the ten regular cast in the "MultinationalTeam" are Americans.
6th Oct '15 8:37:48 AM firejewel
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** McKay, too, though his tend to be of the ButtMonkey variety. He was once caught in a machine that nearly forced him to ascend or die. He developed the Pegusus version of Altimer's Disease, which again nearly killed him. In the first season, he was tortured for information.

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** McKay, [=McKay=], too, though his tend to be of the ButtMonkey variety. He was once caught in a machine that nearly forced him to ascend or die. He developed the Pegusus version of Altimer's Disease, which again nearly killed him. In the first season, he was tortured for information.
31st Aug '15 12:36:05 PM Akaihiryuu
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*** At some point in the series they have a Wraith describe what it's like to go without feeding for any extended period of time (getting less "food" than they need). Once they hit their equivalent of puberty, their digestive system shuts down, and feeding on humans is the only way they can describe. It's described as a burning hunger that makes them feel like they're on fire inside. It *literally* hurts like hell, and eventually drives them crazy, shortly before they die of starvation.

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*** At some point in the series they have a Wraith describe what it's like to go without feeding for any extended period of time (getting less "food" than they need). Once they hit their equivalent of puberty, their digestive system shuts down, and feeding on humans is the only way they can describe.survive. It's described as a burning hunger that makes them feel like they're on fire inside. It *literally* hurts like hell, and eventually drives them crazy, shortly before they die of starvation.
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