History YMMV / TheTommyknockers

20th Jan '15 12:11:50 PM Willbyr
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* {{Narm}}: The scene in the Vet's office in the miniseries. It would've been alright in itself but the people waiting for the Vet had a Komodo Dragon, a Cobra and an Owl. It comes off as more silly than dramatic.
** Also, the scene with the writer throwing himself off the balcony.
* NightmareFuel: The various effects on the Havenites as a result of the Tommyknockers' presence are quite unnerving. Various people find themselves bleeding uncontrollably, everyone loses their teeth, and, in the case of a few, their skin becomes transparent and they have tentacles where their genitals should be. Such things also count as examples of NauseaFuel and {{Squick}}, respectively.
** The violent acts the Havenites commit towards one another and others are also pretty unnerving. Such as one's giddy murder of two investigating policemen by obliterating them with a green light from his makeshift bazooka. And how another casually forces a poker buddy to partially disintegrate himself before he sends him to Altair-IV to die, [[DisproportionateRetribution all over cheating him for pennies in past games]].
** The [[AndIMustScream horrific fate]] of [[spoiler:those trapped in the shed behind Bobbi's house, including her poor dog]]

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* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
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The scene in the Vet's office in the miniseries. It would've been alright in itself but the people waiting for the Vet had a Komodo Dragon, a Cobra and an Owl. It comes off as more silly than dramatic.
** Also, the The scene with the writer throwing himself off the balcony.
* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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The various effects on the Havenites as a result of the Tommyknockers' presence are quite unnerving. Various people find themselves bleeding uncontrollably, everyone loses their teeth, and, in the case of a few, their skin becomes transparent and they have tentacles where their genitals should be. Such things also count as examples of NauseaFuel and {{Squick}}, respectively.
** The violent acts the Havenites commit towards one another and others are also pretty unnerving. Such as one's giddy murder of two investigating policemen by obliterating them with a green light from his makeshift bazooka. And bazooka, and how another casually forces a poker buddy to partially disintegrate himself before he sends him to Altair-IV to die, [[DisproportionateRetribution all over cheating him for pennies in past games]].
** The [[AndIMustScream horrific fate]] of [[spoiler:those trapped in the shed behind Bobbi's house, including her poor dog]]dog]].
18th Jul '14 7:10:16 PM Antwan
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* NeverLiveItDown: The only thing that anyone can ever remember about Gardener is that he shot his wife. Never mind that it was non-fatal, she didn't press charges, or any other thing he's ever done, all that important is that he shot his wife. However, this does establish Gard's position as a ClassicalAntiHero and show just how dangerous he can be when his drinking lowers his inhibitions.
29th Mar '14 3:07:17 PM saffronpanther
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* CrazyAwesome: The Tommyknockers and their affected Havenites initially play this straight, but then [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruct]] it. Their abilities allow them to do crazy awesome things like flying tractors, typewriters that operate via telepathy, and a water heater powered by a small nuclear reactor-many of them by using mere D-cell batteries as the power source. However, the Tommyknockers' technological prowess is hindered by their psychosis (meaning that the "Crazy" part keeps them from being Awesome for long) and doesn't permit them to really use their abilities in the long run. The affected Havenites have a little better luck as they can devise efficient uses for this knowledge, but often overlook little details (such as the use of a DC converter) and succumb to the same psychotic bents.

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* CrazyAwesome: The Tommyknockers and their affected Havenites initially play this straight, but then [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruct]] it. Their abilities allow them to do create crazy awesome things like flying tractors, typewriters that operate via telepathy, and a water heater powered by a small nuclear reactor-many of them by using mere D-cell batteries as the power source. However, the Tommyknockers' technological prowess is hindered by their psychosis (meaning that the "Crazy" part keeps them from being Awesome for long) and doesn't permit them to really use their abilities in the long run. The affected Havenites have a little better luck as they can devise efficient uses for this knowledge, but often overlook little details (such as the use of a DC converter) and succumb to the same psychotic bents.
29th Mar '14 3:00:59 PM saffronpanther
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* CrazyAwesome: The Tommyknockers and their affected Havenites initially play this straight, but then [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruct]] it. Their abilities allow them to do crazy awesome things like flying tractors, typewriters that operate via telepathy, and a water heater powered by a small nuclear reactor-many of them by using mere D-cell batteries as the power source. However, the Tommyknockers' technological prowess is hindered by their psychosis (meaning that the "Crazy" part keeps them from being Awesome for long) and that passes onto the Havenites.

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* CrazyAwesome: The Tommyknockers and their affected Havenites initially play this straight, but then [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruct]] it. Their abilities allow them to do crazy awesome things like flying tractors, typewriters that operate via telepathy, and a water heater powered by a small nuclear reactor-many of them by using mere D-cell batteries as the power source. However, the Tommyknockers' technological prowess is hindered by their psychosis (meaning that the "Crazy" part keeps them from being Awesome for long) and that passes onto doesn't permit them to really use their abilities in the Havenites.long run. The affected Havenites have a little better luck as they can devise efficient uses for this knowledge, but often overlook little details (such as the use of a DC converter) and succumb to the same psychotic bents.
29th Mar '14 2:59:32 PM saffronpanther
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* CrazyAwesome: The Tommyknockers and their affected Havenites initially play this straight, but then [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruct]] it. Their abilities allow them to do crazy awesome things like flying tractors, typewriters that operate via telepathy, and a water heater powered by a small nuclear reactor-many of them by using mere D-cell batteries as the power source. However, the Tommyknockers' technological prowess is hindered by their psychosis (meaning that the "Crazy" part keeps them from being Awesome for long) and that passes onto the Havenites.
29th Mar '14 12:09:26 AM saffronpanther
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: While the scene itself is pretty unpleasant, there's just something stupidly amusing about how Gard screams "Arriba, arriba!" as he charges with an umbrella.



* NeverLiveItDown: The only thing that anyone can ever remember about Gardener is that he shot his wife. Never mind that it was non-fatal, she didn't press charges, or any other thing he's ever done, all that important is that he shot his wife.
** Well, having shot his wife is a pretty huge indicator as to what kind of person he is under the surface, when alcohol lowers his inhibitions. Just because Gard is the protagonist of the story doesn't mean he's a good guy.


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* NeverLiveItDown: The only thing that anyone can ever remember about Gardener is that he shot his wife. Never mind that it was non-fatal, she didn't press charges, or any other thing he's ever done, all that important is that he shot his wife. \n** Well, having shot his wife is a pretty huge indicator However, this does establish Gard's position as to what kind of person a ClassicalAntiHero and show just how dangerous he is under the surface, can be when alcohol his drinking lowers his inhibitions. Just because Gard is inhibitions.
* NightmareFuel: The various effects on
the protagonist Havenites as a result of the story doesn't mean he's Tommyknockers' presence are quite unnerving. Various people find themselves bleeding uncontrollably, everyone loses their teeth, and, in the case of a good guy.

few, their skin becomes transparent and they have tentacles where their genitals should be. Such things also count as examples of NauseaFuel and {{Squick}}, respectively.
** The violent acts the Havenites commit towards one another and others are also pretty unnerving. Such as one's giddy murder of two investigating policemen by obliterating them with a green light from his makeshift bazooka. And how another casually forces a poker buddy to partially disintegrate himself before he sends him to Altair-IV to die, [[DisproportionateRetribution all over cheating him for pennies in past games]].
** The [[AndIMustScream horrific fate]] of [[spoiler:those trapped in the shed behind Bobbi's house, including her poor dog]]
12th Jan '14 10:10:36 AM emeriin
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** Also, the scene with the writer throwing himself off the balcony. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic even remarks that it's like the ending to a Goofy cartoon.

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** Also, the scene with the writer throwing himself off the balcony. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic even remarks that it's like the ending to a Goofy cartoon.
7th Jan '14 11:52:48 PM EarlOfSandvich
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** Also, the scene with the writer throwing himself off the balcony. TheNostalgiaCritic even remarks that it's like the ending to a Goofy cartoon.

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** Also, the scene with the writer throwing himself off the balcony. TheNostalgiaCritic WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic even remarks that it's like the ending to a Goofy cartoon.
12th Nov '13 9:04:13 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** Also, the scene with the writer throwing himself off the balcony. TheNostalgiaCritic even remarks that it's like the ending to a Goofy cartoon.
10th Oct '13 4:27:45 AM wellinever
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- Well, having shot his wife is a pretty huge indicator as to what kind of person he is under the surface, when alcohol lowers his inhibitions. Just because Gard is the hero of the story doesn't mean he's a good guy.

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- ** Well, having shot his wife is a pretty huge indicator as to what kind of person he is under the surface, when alcohol lowers his inhibitions. Just because Gard is the hero protagonist of the story doesn't mean he's a good guy.
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