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* DesignatedVillain: Angus [=McCain=].
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Thomas Kish and Adam [=LeRay=] tend toward this with fans, considering they're played by [[{{Torchwood}} Burn]] [[PacificRim Gorman]] and [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Andrew Scott]], respectively.
* GrowingTheBeard: Literally. As soon as Freddie shows back up in Lime Grove with a beard and a nicer suit in episode one of the second season, the show seems revitalized.
* HarsherInHindsight: Early in Season Two, Lix tells Randall to stay calm when she tells him bad news, and not to start rearranging his desk. At the time, this is a bit of Lix's typical {{Deadpan Snarker}}y about his SuperOCD, but when [[spoiler: they find out that their daughter (who they've never seen and Randall spent years trying to track down,) died in an air raid]] we see that Randall does in fact try to cope with extreme stress by rearranging his desk, and it's not funny. [[{{Tearjerker}} At all]].
* HoYay:
** Freddie and Hector. They spend a lot of time staring jealously at each other and sniping over Bel. Plus all of 1.03 and Hector showing off at the hunt for Freddie.
** Hector and Laurie in Season Two. They used to be in the army together, and Laurie is apparently very accustomed to putting drunk, handsy Hector to bed. There's also a ''ton'' of tension when Laurie participates in the debate on the Wolfenden Report; it's almost as if Hector is angrier at him for hiding his own possible homosexuality and still carrying out the law than the deal with Kiki.
* JerkassWoobie: Hector. The idiot brings most of his trouble upon himself, but one does feel bad for him.
* JustHereForGodzilla:
** People other than [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Ben]] [[Theatre/TheTempest Whishaw]] are in this?!
** Before Ben Whishaw got famous, it was common for fans of ''Series/TheWire'' to tune in for Dominic West.
** Season Two also garnered a number of fans of ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' due to Peter Capaldi. The series itself also received a large influx of people discovering it for the first time when Capaldi was named the new [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]].
* LesYay: Lix Storm confuses ''everyone's'' sexuality, but she and Bel seem especially close. They change clothing in front of each other, borrow each other's clothes despite having vastly different body types, and Lix calls her by more pet names than anyone else ("darling", "sweetheart", "munchkin").
* MoralEventHorizon: Cilenti crosses it when he has [[spoiler: Pike kill Rosa Maria]] for talking to the team.
* OneSceneWonder: Lord Elms, especially in 1.06.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Sissy, who comes off as annoyingly naive in the first series, gets a bit more development and backbone in series two.
* TheScrappy: In Season One, it's Sissy and/or Isaac, before they [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap get more characterization]].
** Camille really takes the prize, though. She tends to get hit with DieForOurShip and/or MurderTheHypotenuse by Bel/Freddie shippers.
* ShipMates: It's not hard to ship Lix/Randall and Hector/Marnie if you already ship Freddie/Bel, since they're all canon pairings and the pairings that the show ends on. If you ship Lix/Freddie, though, you tend to root for the Bel/Hector affair to continue.
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