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YMMV: Sanctuary

Sanctuary (Manga)

  • Ho Yay: Tokai. For example, when Kyoko's Dragon Ozaki needles him about "taking it up the ass" from his one-time protege Hojo:
    Tokai: (smirking) "You should let him do you, too! It's not just your ass! It rattles your whole insides! Wham! Wham!" (to Kyoko) "You want Hojo to give it to you so bad you can't stand it, can you!"
And he has many, many other lines like this throughout the series.

Sanctuary (TV Series)

  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: "If you ever do that to me again, I will shoot you myself." The friendship between Henry and the Big Guy is pretty much one of these all over, all the time.
    • "Magnus, never, ever ask me to kill you again."
  • Die for Our Ship: Inflicted on Clara Griffin by those who are against the Will/Clara ship. You can all relax now, she dies during the second half of the 2nd season opener.
    • Then Abby Corrigan showed up... man, Will can't get with anyone without fan backlash against the poor girl.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: John Druitt, especially after his Cry for the Devil moment in "Haunted". Tesla too, although not quite to the same extent.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Tesla.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: While Helen/Druitt is canon Helen/Tesla is more favored both in and out of universe, especially by Tesla. Ascended to Official Couple in the last episode.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Ever thought that, for someone who tried to artificially extend his life so long in the first place, Watson was strangely accepting of his death in Revelations, what with him not even trying to fix his anti-aging suit when he knew it was failing? Well, thanks to Helen's time traveling back to the Victorian era in Tempus, Watson knew that he would be dead by the time period she came from, which he knows to be between 2010 and 2015 (from her driver's licence). So he always knew that he could extend his life only until then, no matter if he could technically make it last longer or not. Revelations aired in 2009.
  • Ho Yay: Druitt and Watson. Also qualifies as Foe Yay. Watson also seemed to have quite a bit of affection for Will, and vice versa. (Then again, Watson is played by Peter Wingfield.)
    • Les Yay: Helen and Ranna. Oh, so very much.
      • Les Yay: At the end of "Monsoon". Surprisingly enough, Helen reciprocates!
  • Magnificent Bastard: Tesla.
  • Narm: Will's dance for Kali. It was a pretty cool dance though.
    • Most of what Will does after getting linked to Kali/Big Bertha. The torture scene was, in fact, downright hilarious, among other things; at least some of it had to have been deliberate.
    • In the Musical Episode, Abby's Villain Song is interlaced with Will dispassionately mumble-singing. Abby's near-death experience was similarly ruined by Will's solo. One thinks that this also must have been deliberate.
  • Narm Charm: As above, Will's dance for Kali. The fact that said dance is a full on show stopping Bolly Wood dance number has to mean they did it on purpose. It's just too damn ridiculous to be an accident.
    • In-universe as well. Look at the crowd, none of them can see Will's imaginary dancers, yet none of them are in any hurry to stop watching him.
  • No Yay: Henry/the Big Guy/Bigfoot
  • Replacement Scrappy: Kate for replacing Ashley though according to Word of God Ashley just wasn't popular enough which could make Kate a plain old Scrappy.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Helen/Nikola vs Helen/John vs Helen/James. Meanwhile, Helen/Will shippers are roundly mocked, and Helen/Ranna shippers are thoroughly ignored.
  • Special Effects Failure: Not the low-budget CGI (which is surprisingly decent) but the goofy-looking muscle suit that the lead actor wears when he's turned into a hulking freak in one episode.
  • They Just Didn't Care: One is tempted to think they didn't do research with their original claim about the Arthur mythos that makes the Morrigan a creation of Morgan Le Fay but actually they had to do some research to get that far, so one shall guess they just did not care.
  • What an Idiot / Wrong Genre Savvy: The Adjuster. Apparently, at no point after getting his Clingy Costume with associated Flying Brick powers did he draw the obvious Venom parallels and worry about the suit being harmful to his health. Given how it's stated that the suit won't go off until you actually want it off, it's probable he didn't care.
  • The Woobie: Henry.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Adam Worth.

Sanctuary (the fanfiction)

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