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-->'''Cyril''': When we got shut down, that guy...\\

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-->'''Cyril''': --->'''Cyril''': When we got shut down, that guy...\\

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*CastFullOfCrazy: Just about the entire top tier of ISIS personnel is borderline insane, and in [[MadScientist Kreiger's]] case, almost certainly well past it. Him aside, almost all of them are sociopathic hedonists who seem incapable of thinking of anything other than drink or sex long enough to actually accomplish their missions.


** Christian Slater plays a creepy mysterious guy, designed to look like him, named Slater. No first name given. Its unclear whether he's supposed to BE Christian Slater in universe, since, despite looking, sounding and sharing a first name with him, he works as an arms dealer/CIA agent and given Sterling's extensive knowledge of 80's pop culture, he would probably recognize him.

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** Christian Slater plays a creepy mysterious guy, designed to look like him, named Slater. No first name given. Its unclear whether he's supposed to BE Christian Slater in universe, since, despite looking, sounding and sharing a first name surname with him, he works as an arms dealer/CIA agent and given Sterling's extensive knowledge of 80's pop culture, he would probably recognize him.



** [[spoiler: Season 8: ''Dreamland'' is one big example of this, Comaland here being 1947 Hollywoodland and with the cast transplanted into a FilmNoir murder mystery.]]

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** This becomes the show's ''entire premise'' from Seasons 8-10, after [[spoiler: Archer is shot Season 8: ''Dreamland'' is one big example of this, Comaland here being 1947 Hollywoodland 7's finale. The three seasons, ''Dreamland'', ''Danger Island'', and ''1999'', all take place in Archer's head, with the cast transplanted into a FilmNoir murder mystery.all new roles and adventures.]]

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* ButterflyOfDoom: Archer comes up with his own version of this in "Midnight Ron".
-->'''Archer:''' Butterfly effect. You know, a butterfly in Africa lands on a giraffe's nose, the giraffe sneezes, that spooks the gazelle, the gazelle bonks into a rhinoceros, and the rhinoceros blindly stampedes into a phone booth, calls New York somehow, and says, "Hey, go kill this idiot Ron for a suitcase", because the rhinoceros speaks English!

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* CreepyStalkerVan: Dr. Krieger has owned a number of old-fashioned vans, which he has used for probably-illegal activities.

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** She's on the receiving end of it again in [[Recap/ArcherS3E12SpaceRacePartOne Space Race]], when her and Archer are arguing:
--->'''Archer:''' I'm sorry.
--->'''Pam:''' For what? Space-blastering me in the frickin tits?! Or tricking me into that fart-locker to get blasted into outer goddamn space on the off chance you might wanna bang me!
--->'''Archer:''' Both I guess, look --
--->'''Pam:''' After you blew me off for Katya the big-titted cyborg! Little miss, uh...
--->'''Archer:''' R2-double-D2?
--->'''Pam:''' Nice.


-->'''Malory''':And Krieger I swear to God, if I catch you near this child again...and the implied threat here is that I will shoot you in the genitals, and then sit here sipping amontillado sherry while you bleed to death.

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-->'''Malory''':And --->'''Malory''':And Krieger I swear to God, if I catch you near this child again...and the implied threat here is that I will shoot you in the genitals, and then sit here sipping amontillado sherry while you bleed to death.

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** After retrieving AJ from Krieger's lab (where he was using her for market research for his cybernetic teddy bear):
-->'''Malory''':And Krieger I swear to God, if I catch you near this child again...and the implied threat here is that I will shoot you in the genitals, and then sit here sipping amontillado sherry while you bleed to death.

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** In the same episode, it's theorised that part of Archer's aversion to cyborgs and robots stems from his experimentation with a vacuum cleaner as a sex toy, with a flashback showing the moment it all went horribly wrong for a young Sterling. In the Season 4 episode [[Recap/ArcherS4E3Legs Legs]], we see the aftermath in a separate flashback, in which Woodhouse nonchalantly shoves the vacuum into a closet while a doctor examines the injured Archer.


* ArtisticLicenseBiology: In "Un Chien Tangerine", Archer gives Lana a concussion. In the next scene she complains that she can't go to sleep because of the ''very'' common misconception that you will die if you go to sleep with a concussion. Sleep is actually the ''best'' possible treatment for a concussion, as sleeping is how the body heals itself.
** ''All'' of Kreiger's "science" is this.
** PlayedWith in conjunction with AmusingInjuries, see above.



* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: In "Un Chien Tangerine", Archer gives Lana a concussion. In the next scene she complains that she can't go to sleep because of the ''very'' common misconception that you will die if you go to sleep with a concussion. Sleep is actually the ''best'' possible treatment for a concussion, as sleeping is how the body heals itself.
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Nikolai Jackov is constantly stated to be a Major-General, yet his uniform has the insignia of a Lieutenant-General in the Soviet Army (two stars, which indicates a Major-General in Western militaries). Lana later refers to him as "the major" in one episode.



'''Bucky:''' And correct syntax is "[[RunningGag with whom]]"!

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'''Bucky:''' And correct syntax is "[[RunningGag with whom]]"!"with whom"!

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** Other times it's completely averted, especially with Archer, Lana, and particularly Malory, who will quickly and casually take down multiple targets with precision shots. One episode has Malory bragging about [[ItMakesSenseInContext shooting Archer]] with a very tight grouping of her bullets.


* AbortedArc: When Barry took over the KGB in season 3 he said he has a plan in store. Whatever these plans are they haven't materialized and Barry has since been outed as head.

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* AbortedArc: AbortedArc:
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When Barry took over the KGB in season 3 he said he has a plan in store. Whatever these plans are they haven't materialized and Barry has since been outed as head.head.
** Who Archer's father is was a major plot arc, with four major character possibilities and a fifth myseterious figure who showed up in Archer's memories. Then Jakov was killed and shortly after that the entire arc was aborted.


* BigDamnKiss: Between [[spoiler:Archer and Ramon]] in "Archer Vice: A Kiss While Dying".

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* BigDamnKiss: TheBigDamnKiss: Between [[spoiler:Archer and Ramon]] in "Archer Vice: A Kiss While Dying".


** Played straight with Conway Stern, who annoys Archer and Lana by always having the right one-liner (except at the end of Operation Frodo, because he doesn't know anything about ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'').

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** Played straight with Conway Stern, who annoys Archer and Lana by always having the right one-liner (except at the end of Operation Frodo, because he doesn't know anything about ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'').''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'').

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* CastingGag: Lana is voiced by comedian Aisha Taylor. In season eight, the Dreamland version of Lana attempts standup comedy and is simply dreadful (highlights include a half-hour set on syphilis).

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