History YMMV / TheInvisibleMan

9th Nov '15 3:10:08 PM SpectralTime
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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: Does Griffin's undoing at the end of the first act come from his utter contempt for what he clearly considers to be his social and intellectual inferiors, or from the townspeople's small-minded provincialism? Or, for that matter, both?
30th Jun '15 10:48:43 AM BobTanaka
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The invisibility effects were cutting-edge in 1932 and, amazingly enough, still hold up pretty well.
2nd Oct '14 8:01:21 PM Ardashir
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** Much of Griffin's "Reign of Terror" is just childish pranks, like stealing money and throwing it to random people in the street.

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** Much of Griffin's "Reign of Terror" is just childish pranks, like stealing money and throwing it to random people in the street. [[AxCrazy And then he starts derailing passenger trains]].
19th Jan '14 7:39:18 PM CorahsUncle
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* MagnificentBastard: Also Griffin, particularly when taking revenge on Kemp.
* {{NarmCharm}}: The entire sequence that follows Griffin first revealing he's invisible. From the police captain's underreaction, to Griffin chasing the cops around, to him stealing a bicycle and then throwing it back at the cops, it's all hysterically campy.

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* MagnificentBastard: Also Griffin, particularly when taking revenge on Kemp.
* {{NarmCharm}}: NarmCharm: The entire sequence that follows Griffin first revealing he's invisible. From the police captain's underreaction, to Griffin chasing the cops around, to him stealing a bicycle and then throwing it back at the cops, it's all hysterically campy.



!![[Series/TheInvisibleMan The TV series]]
* CrossesTheLineTwice: In "Possessed," Darien goes into Stage 5 Quicksilver Madness and decides to have a little invisible fun. One of his stops is a funeral, where he makes the body sit up and giggle around. Once everyone is scared away, Darien then steals the corpse's watch for good measure.

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!![[Series/TheInvisibleMan The 2000 TV series]]
* CrossesTheLineTwice: In "Possessed," "Possessed", Darien goes into Stage 5 Quicksilver Madness and decides to have a little invisible fun. One of his stops is a funeral, where he makes the body sit up and giggle around. Once everyone is scared away, Darien then steals the corpse's watch for good measure.



* HarsherInHindsight: In "Going Postal," Hobbes shoots up a post office, seemingly having snapped. It turns out to be a result of being exposed to drugs in a mail package. This was only a few months before the infamous 2001 Anthrax attacks through the mail. It was close enough to the mark that Sci-Fi pulled the episode from a scheduled rerun.
** In Season 1's "Tiresias," Claire warns Darien that getting too much Counteragent will cause him to build up an immunity to it. That's exactly what starts happening in Season 2's "Possessed."

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* HarsherInHindsight: In "Going Postal," Postal", Hobbes shoots up a post office, seemingly having snapped. It turns out to be a result of being exposed to drugs in a mail package. This was only a few months before the infamous 2001 Anthrax attacks through the mail. It was close enough to the mark that Sci-Fi pulled the episode from a scheduled rerun.
** In Season 1's "Tiresias," "Tiresias", Claire warns Darien that getting too much Counteragent will cause him to build up an immunity to it. That's exactly what starts happening in Season 2's "Possessed.""Possessed".



* MagnificentBastard: Arnauld manages to get Darien to rescue him in the penultimate episode and then manages to get access to his laptop (with C4 stashed in it which he uses to blast out of his cell) and then escapes Agency custody.

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* MagnificentBastard: Arnauld manages to get Darien to rescue him in the penultimate episode and then manages to get access to his Darien's laptop (with C4 stashed in it it, which he uses to blast out of his cell) and then escapes Agency custody.



* ParanoiaFuel: What Allianora tells Darien in "Ghost of a Chance."

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* ParanoiaFuel: What Allianora tells Darien in "Ghost of a Chance."Chance".



* SpecialEffectsFailure: The villain in "Ralph" fires a pistol. There is no muzzle flash, no recoil, and the action does not cycle.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: SpecialEffectFailure: The villain in "Ralph" fires a pistol. There is no muzzle flash, no flash or recoil, and the action does not cycle.



** "The Other Invisible Man" reveals one Simon Cole was the original pick for the I-MAN project--something he was reportedly very excited about. However, something went wrong, and he became permanently invisible--driving him insane [[spoiler:and getting him shot when he attacked the Official]]. Darien eventually finds pages of Simon's journal, where the handwriting becomes more erratic because he could no longer see his own hand.

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** "The Other Invisible Man" reveals that one Simon Cole was the original pick for the I-MAN project--something he was reportedly very excited about. However, something went wrong, and he became permanently invisible--driving him insane [[spoiler:and getting him shot when he attacked the Official]]. Darien eventually finds pages of Simon's journal, where the handwriting becomes more erratic because he Simon could no longer see his own hand.



* TheWoobie: Darien. He gets caught in the pilot because he can't bring himself to leave an old man to die, he is kidnapped and forcibly operated on a few times by people who want invisibility.

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* TheWoobie: Darien. He gets caught in the pilot because he can't bring himself to leave an old man to die, die; he is kidnapped and forcibly operated on a few times by people who want invisibility.
19th Jan '14 7:34:50 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: Griffin after he fully succumbs to the effects of monocaine.
** He's actually more like this in the novel version. He was a cruel psychopath even before becoming invisible. To finance his experiments, he even robs his own father, who commits suicide after being robbed by his son, because the money had not been his own. In the movie he's more tragic and sympathetically and his insanity is purely a side-effect of the invisibility drug, and he was scared that he had nothing to offer his fiancee, so he made himself invisible. Also because he was a poor chemist.
3rd Dec '13 2:38:26 PM violettglass
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* TheWoobie: Darien. He gets caught in the pilot because he can't bring himself to leave an old man to die, he is kidnapped and forcibly operated on a few times by people who want invisibility.
20th Nov '13 9:50:09 AM Valance47
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* {{Narm}}: The entire sequence that follows Griffin first revealing he's invisible. From the police captain's underreaction, to Griffin chasing the cops around, to him stealing a bicycle and then throwing it back at the cops, it's all hysterically campy.

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* {{Narm}}: {{NarmCharm}}: The entire sequence that follows Griffin first revealing he's invisible. From the police captain's underreaction, to Griffin chasing the cops around, to him stealing a bicycle and then throwing it back at the cops, it's all hysterically campy.
11th Nov '13 3:41:24 PM violettglass
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* MagnificentBastard: Arnauld manages to get Darien to rescue him in the penultimate episode and then manages to get access to his laptop (with C4 stashed in it which he uses to blast out of his cell) and then escapes Agency custody.
** Also the Official is very good at manipulating everyone into doing what he wants.
24th Jul '13 7:59:03 PM SpideyTerry
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* MoralEventHorizon: Jarod Stark was always a villain, but him [[spoiler:shooting Allianora]] in "It's a Small World" was this as far as Darien was concerned. After that, their relationship became far more personal.
-->"You did not need to DO THAT!"
* ParanoiaFuel: What Allianora tells Darien in "Ghost of a Chance."
-->"Your country has enemies you don't even know exist."




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* {{Tearjerker}}: In the Pilot, Kevin dying in Darien's arms.
** "The Other Invisible Man" reveals one Simon Cole was the original pick for the I-MAN project--something he was reportedly very excited about. However, something went wrong, and he became permanently invisible--driving him insane [[spoiler:and getting him shot when he attacked the Official]]. Darien eventually finds pages of Simon's journal, where the handwriting becomes more erratic because he could no longer see his own hand.
--->"I want my flesh back. I want everything back."
18th Jul '13 6:59:46 PM SpideyTerry
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: In "Possessed," Darien goes into Stage 5 Quicksilver Madness and decides to have a little invisible fun. One of his stops is a funeral, where he makes the body sit up and giggle around. Once everyone is scared away, Darien then steals the corpse's watch for good measure.
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