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YMMV: Ripper Street
  • Complete Monster: Ripper Street, set mere months after the rampage of Jack the Ripper, shows that he wasn't the only monster in Whitechapel.
    • Sir Arthur Donaldson from the series premiere I Need Light had an ambition: to be a pioneer in the history of film...specifically snuff films. To this end, he abducts women and drugs them, before having himself filmed raping and strangling them before mutilating them so they will appear to be new victims of Jack.
    • Claxton, from the third episode The King Came Calling, is a Glory Hound whose only issue with the Ripper is that he took fame that Claxton felt was deservedly his. To fix this, Claxton began to poison his victims in a manner to simulate an outbreak of cholera. Killing many people, Claxton bragged when caught that he'd more than tripled The Ripper's total
    • Sir Victor Silver, from the eighth episode What Use Our Work?, is a noble who hid a remarkably evil mind behind a pleasant demeanor. He had a business model of luring women to his family's estate before drugging them and having them shipped to South America for the sex trade. Silver was adept at gaining their trust before shackling them to a bed for days before drugging them and locking them in small boxes to be sent overseas.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: "...amphetamine!"
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: In Threads Of Silk and Gold David slashes the throat of the Corrupt Corporate Executive in revenge for Vincent
    • Drake beating Shine in the boxing match
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Hobbs.
    • Flight
  • Les Yay: Susan Hart and Raine Thorne get a huge amount of this.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Goodnight murdering Hobbs
    • Reid has one in the Season 2 finale when he straight up orders Drake to murder Shine
  • Nightmare Fuel: Where to begin with The King Came Calling?
    • What lies behind Max's bandanna in Become Man. It's a huge gap where her right jaw should be, including a view into her mouth.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Fred Best in Threads of Silk and Gold.
  • The Woobie:
    • Drake has his moments. Especially toward the end of season two. His wife Bella as well — so much so that she kills herself.
    • Susan lands into financial trouble in second season and her creditor threatens to take the house from her if she doesn't sleep with him. Then there's the whole ordeal with Raine Thorne...
    • Jerkass Woobie: Fred Best, as of Threads of Silk and Gold, when someone blackmails him with photos of him getting intimate with his boyfriend.

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