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* FauxAffablyEvil: His voice never goes above a quiet, folksy twang and his words are never anything but threatening.

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* CatchPhrase: "Cronkite. Brokaw. Ben Arnold."


* VerbalTic: Sammy tends to give a dismissive "mm-hmm" when a topic wears thin on his patience.

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* VerbalTic: Sammy tends to give a dismissive sarcastic "mm-hmm" when a topic wears thin on his patience.


* DarkAndTroubledPast: Maybe not to as drastic a degree as many examples, but a smear ad from Mayor Grisham in Episode 49 reveals that Sammy in his "Shotgun Sammy" days may not have been the even-tempered guy he is now. In "The King Falls Chronicles Part One" Lily reveals that Sammy was formerly an XM Satellite radio shock jock who dropped off the radar shortly before taking his role at King Falls AM.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Maybe not to as drastic a degree as many examples, but a smear ad from Mayor Grisham in Episode 49 reveals that Sammy in his "Shotgun Sammy" days may not have been the even-tempered guy he is now. In "The King Falls Chronicles Part One" Lily reveals that Sammy was formerly an [[spoiler: XM Satellite radio shock jock who dropped off the radar shortly before taking his role at King Falls AM.]]


Sammy Stevens came to King Falls from "The Big City" to work on King Falls' late night radio show. His old job seemed to be a goofy morning radio show [[spoiler: with Jack and Lily Wright and then later as a shock jock in California]], and he's excited to get into more serious journalism.

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Sammy Stevens came to King Falls from "The Big City" to work on King Falls' late night radio show. His old job seemed to be a goofy morning radio show [[spoiler: with Jack and Lily Wright and then later worked as a radio shock jock in California]], and he's excited to get into more serious journalism.
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Sammy Stevens came to King Falls from "The Big City" to work on King Falls' late night radio show. His old job seemed to be a goofy morning radio show, and he's excited to get into more serious journalism.

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Sammy Stevens came to King Falls from "The Big City" to work on King Falls' late night radio show. His old job seemed to be a goofy morning radio show, show [[spoiler: with Jack and Lily Wright and then later as a shock jock in California]], and he's excited to get into more serious journalism.

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* AnimalMotifs: Connected to frogs through his restaurant; a few episodes imply he looks like one.


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* MissingMom: Nobody has actually seen his grandmother in quite some time, apparently; Ben jokes that they 'share a dress size', implying that there's a [[Film/{{Psycho}} Norman Bates]]-like situation.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: After [[spoiler: Sammy is outed as gay]], Gunderson has no problem making snide remarks about [[spoiler: his]] romantic life.


** [spoiler: Episode 73 confirms that the imposter Tim is a [[ArtificialHuman robot]] double of the original Tim, seemingly controlled by the Science Institute.]]

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** [spoiler: [[spoiler: Episode 73 confirms that the imposter Tim is a [[ArtificialHuman robot]] double of the original Tim, seemingly controlled by the Science Institute.]]

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** [spoiler: Episode 73 confirms that the imposter Tim is a [[ArtificialHuman robot]] double of the original Tim, seemingly controlled by the Science Institute.]]


* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Her verbal attack on Sammy in Episode 67 [[spoiler:gives Greg Frickard the clues he needs to out Sammy on air]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Her verbal attack on Sammy in Episode 67 66 [[spoiler:gives Greg Frickard the clues he needs to out Sammy on air]].

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[[folder: Sheriff Judd Gunderson]]
The quiet and menacing sheriff of King Falls.

* ChronicPetKiller: Not of his own pets, but [[spoiler:he throws Ben's childhood pet sugar glider into the river, and years later kills [[ReplacementGoldfish Peas the "cat"]] as well]].
* CorruptHick
* HateSink: There is absolutely nothing redeemable about him, and every time he appears, he usually ends up making the situation worse.
* MoralEventHorizon: It's hard to tell whether he crossed it when he [[spoiler:had Troy run off the road to sabotage the election]] or when he [[spoiler:killed Peas to goad Ben into attacking him so that Gunderson could arrest him]], but it's safe to say he's not coming back anytime soon.
* {{Mundanger}}: So far he doesn't seem to be involved with the rainbow lights or the Void, but almost every appearance of his has been a WhamEpisode for the worst reasons.
* SoftSpokenSadist: He rarely breaks out of his "six-inch voice", which only makes him more unsettling.


** Episode 66 reveals that [[spoiler: the reason Sammy came to King Falls was to pursue a lead on his missing boyfriend/producer Jack Wright.]]

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** Episode 66 reveals that [[spoiler: the reason Sammy came to King Falls was to pursue a lead on his missing boyfriend/producer fiancé/producer Jack Wright.]]



* TheLostLenore: The entire reason he quit his Shotgun Sammy gig was to find his [[spoiler:producer and boyfriend, Jack Wright]] who had come to King Falls to research the town's infamous paranormal phenomena.

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* TheLostLenore: The entire reason he quit his Shotgun Sammy gig was to find his [[spoiler:producer and boyfriend, fiancé, Jack Wright]] who had come to King Falls to research the town's infamous paranormal phenomena.



** He has quite a few terms for various animals, including "danger noodles" for snakes, and "wall crabs" for spiders.



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Much of her investigation of [[spoiler:the Heminists]] happens off-screen.



* AmbiguousSituation: It's unclear if [[spoiler:he was able to get out of the radio station before it was destroyed in episode 75]].




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* WalkingSpoiler: If that wasn't clear already.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Beauregard is a millionaire businessman who has, so far, shut down the power to town, bought all the Christmas trees in the county for his own personal enjoyment, may or may not be a vampire, and has a "transmorgrafier" that is at least powerful enough to take down a UFO.




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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Beauregard is a millionaire businessman who has, so far, shut down the power to town, bought all the Christmas trees in the county for his own personal enjoyment, may or may not be a vampire, and has a "transmorgrafier" that is at least powerful enough to take down a UFO.
* EvilIsPetty: Buying all the Christmas trees in the tri-state area to make his own personal "holiday garden" probably counts.



* {{Jerkass}}: She's she's also very insulting toward the residents of King Falls, with or without provocation. After Troy helps her the first night after General Abeline gets her lost, she describes him on her podcast as "a sucker", and she barely gets through an interview with Olivia [=DuPont=] without giving up and insulting her for wasting their time, even though Olivia was the one who was invited for the interview in the first place. She's also dismissive and condescending to her intern, treats him with contempt when he shows fear, and [[spoiler:when he gets taken by the Void, she refuses to acknowledge that anything bad happened to him, instead calling him a coward for running away]]. And this isn't even getting into how she talks to Sammy, though to be fair the hostility is mutual.
** JerkassHasAPoint: However, in Episode 74 she does point out to Sammy that [[spoiler:his career as a shock jock was demeaning for him, and he's built up a solid support system in King Falls, so there's no point in him leaving, and running away from his problems wouldn't solve anything or make him any less miserable]].

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* {{Jerkass}}: She's she's also very insulting toward the residents of King Falls, with or without provocation. After Troy helps her the first night after when General Abeline gets her lost, she describes him on her podcast as "a sucker", and she barely gets through an interview with Olivia [=DuPont=] without giving up and insulting her for wasting their time, even though Olivia was the one who was invited for the interview in the first place. She's also dismissive and condescending to her intern, treats him with contempt when he shows fear, and [[spoiler:when he gets taken by the Void, she refuses to acknowledge that anything bad happened to him, instead calling him a coward for running away]]. And this isn't even getting into how she talks to Sammy, though to be fair the hostility is mutual.
** JerkassHasAPoint: However, in Episode 74 she does point out to Sammy that [[spoiler:his career as a shock jock was demeaning for him, and he's built up a solid support system in King Falls, so there's no point in him leaving, and running away from his problems wouldn't again won't solve anything or make him any less miserable]].miserable]].
** JerkassWoobie: It's also pretty clear that her caustic personality is a result of the loss of her brother, and the fact that she's in the town that she holds responsible for his disappearance.





* KickTheDog: She's hostile to [[spoiler:Sammy]] in particular, but she's also very insulting toward the residents of King Falls, with or without provocation. After Troy helps her the first night after General Abeline gets her lost, she describes him on her podcast as "a sucker", and she barely gets through an interview with Olivia [=DuPont=] without giving up and insulting her for wasting their time, even though Olivia was the one who was invited for the interview in the first place. She's also dismissive and condescending to her intern, treats him with contempt when he shows fear, and [[spoiler:when he gets taken by the Void, she refuses to acknowledge that anything bad happened to him, instead calling him a coward for running away]].

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* KickTheDog: {{Jerkass}}: She's hostile to [[spoiler:Sammy]] in particular, but she's also very insulting toward the residents of King Falls, with or without provocation. After Troy helps her the first night after General Abeline gets her lost, she describes him on her podcast as "a sucker", and she barely gets through an interview with Olivia [=DuPont=] without giving up and insulting her for wasting their time, even though Olivia was the one who was invited for the interview in the first place. She's also dismissive and condescending to her intern, treats him with contempt when he shows fear, and [[spoiler:when he gets taken by the Void, she refuses to acknowledge that anything bad happened to him, instead calling him a coward for running away]]. And this isn't even getting into how she talks to Sammy, though to be fair the hostility is mutual.
** JerkassHasAPoint: However, in Episode 74 she does point out to Sammy that [[spoiler:his career as a shock jock was demeaning for him, and he's built up a solid support system in King Falls, so there's no point in him leaving, and running away from his problems wouldn't solve anything or make him any less miserable]].


* InformedAbility: Her reputation as a journalist falls into this somewhat. Supposedly she's an experienced and hard-hitting journalist, but we see very little of this in the actual King Falls Chronicles. She conducts herself rather unprofessionally by talking down to her crew, belittling or outright attacking the King Falls residents she interviews, and mouthing off to powerful, dangerous men like Grisham and Gunderson with little regard for possible backlash she and her crew might suffer.

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* InformedAbility: Her reputation as a journalist reporter falls into this somewhat. Supposedly she's an experienced and hard-hitting journalist, but we see very little of this in the actual King Falls Chronicles. She conducts herself rather unprofessionally by talking down to her crew, belittling or outright attacking the King Falls residents she interviews, and mouthing off to powerful, dangerous men like Grisham and Gunderson with little regard for possible backlash she and her crew might suffer.

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