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Tropes for the TV series

  • Anvilicious: Anyone starting to watch this series should be prepared for some fairly Anvilicious social commentary about corporations whose methods represent the Corrupt Corporate Executive, what it means to be a Well-Intentioned Extremist, being a Defector from Decadence, as well as Police Brutality and Sinister Surveillance.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    Corporate Congress Lackey: We call loyal citizens Patriots.
  • Asshole Victim: Agent Gardiner could qualify, although this depends on whether one considers him either a loyal CSIS Agent doing his job to investigate a mysterious woman who's story doesn't hold up, or simply an Inspector Javert deliberately seeking ways to antagonise and implicate Kiera for any crime whatsoever.
  • The Chris Carter Effect: As the second series has progressed and more characters are introduced or revealed to have their own agenda, it's 50/50 whether week to week things are being thrown at the wall and seeing what sticks or if there's a masterplan and the series is falling into this or Gambit Pileup.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Kellog, seems a classic Con Man, Manipulative Bastard and Punch Clock Villain abusing time travel for his own gains. Then he had to watch the woman he thought/might be was his grandmother die in his arms due to his former comrades trying to blackmail him and his own back story implies he only joined up with Liber8 after he was wrongfully arrested because he stayed with his dying sister (the real Liber8 member at the time) in her last moments when the arresting officers fired upon them it is really hard to not feel bad for the guy.
  • Foe Yay / Les Yay / Bi the Way: Garza for Kiera in a kind of weird one-sided way. Along the way she also throws a smooch at Fonnegra. Then again, she likes trolling Kiera, who seems a bit straitlaced in the realm of sex.
  • Paranoia Fuel: Quite a bit of what Liber8 is fighting against is disturbingly plausible. And some of it has already happened. Kagame explaining how the banks dodged responsibility for the 2010 crash is a good example.
  • Squick: The incinerated remains of the mind-controlled bank robbers in "Minute to Win It".

Tropes for the tabletop game

  • Paranoia Fuel: Any leveller in history or even other spanners could be replaced by a Thespian.

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