- Marty Stu: Walt Longmire.
- Averted as the series goes on. Walt may have a lot of admirable qualities, but the second season in particular emphasizes that he's got some pretty serious personality flaws as well.
- Screwed by the Network: Despite being one of their most popular shows, A&E cancelled it after the third season due to being too expensive and having viewers too old for their desired demographic.
- Strawman Has a Point: the "having a point" bit isn't really debatable, since all of Fales' accusations are pretty much spot-on. Whether he's actually intended as a Strawman or whether he's an actual lampshade on the proceedings is a YMMV thing, though.