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->'''Portrayed By:''' Tuppence Middleton, Katrin Sara Olafsdóttir (young)

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->'''Portrayed By:''' Tuppence Middleton, Creator/TuppenceMiddleton, Katrin Sara Olafsdóttir (young)


-->'''Inmate:''' Do you miss your family?
-->'''Sun:''' No. I miss my dog.

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-->'''Inmate:''' Do you miss your family?
-->'''Sun:'''
family?\\
'''Sun:'''
No. I miss my dog.



-->'''Riley:''' Wolfgang?
-->'''Sun:''' Ask for help?
-->'''Will:''' ({{Beat}}) Can't picture it.

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-->'''Riley:''' Wolfgang?
-->'''Sun:'''
Wolfgang?\\
'''Sun:'''
Ask for help?
-->'''Will:''' ({{Beat}})
help?\\
''({{beat}})''\\
'''Will:'''
Can't picture it.



-->'''Volker Bohm:''' You and I could own this city.
-->'''Wolfgang:''' If I was interested, it'd already be mine.

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-->'''Volker Bohm:''' You and I could own this city.
-->'''Wolfgang:'''
city.\\
'''Wolfgang:'''
If I was interested, it'd already be mine.



-->'''Whispers''': I know you wonít kill us all. You canít do it.\\
'''Will''': Maybe I canít, but I know who can. ''(Wolfgang appears)''

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-->'''Whispers''': -->'''Whispers:''' I know you wonít won't kill us all. You canít can't do it.\\
'''Will''': '''Will:''' Maybe I canít, can't, but I know who can. ''(Wolfgang appears)''



* MathematiciansAnswer:

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* MathematiciansAnswer: MasterOfUnlocking: There is pretty much no lock -- be it analogue or electronic -- he cannot pick and/or crack in short order.
* MathematiciansAnswer:


* UniqueProtagonistAsset: WordOfGod is that, while clusters can be anywhere from two to a dozen members, [[https://twitter.com/straczynski/status/873027540993966080 eight is an unusually high number]].

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* UniqueProtagonistAsset: WordOfGod is that, while larger clusters can be anywhere from two to a dozen members, ''can'' exist, [[https://twitter.com/straczynski/status/873027540993966080 eight is still an unusually high number]]. large cluster]]. We never see a larger cluster within the show, with only two other clusters revealed to have an equal number.

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* UniqueProtagonistAsset: WordOfGod is that, while clusters can be anywhere from two to a dozen members, [[https://twitter.com/straczynski/status/873027540993966080 eight is an unusually high number]].


** Will is a straight-laced police officer while Wolfgang is a career criminal.

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** Wolfgang is a career criminal, contrasting Will is as a straight-laced police officer while Wolfgang is and Sun as a career criminal.wrongfully imprisoned FallGuy.



** Nomi is an incredible hacker, capable of gaining access to a secret, secure facility on the other side of the planet and altering their security to let Will through. She generally fills TheSmartGuy role.

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** Nomi is an incredible hacker, capable of gaining access to a secret, secure facility on the other side of the planet and altering their security to let Will through. She generally fills TheSmartGuy role.role, working with her girlfriend as the team's MissionControl and dirt-digger.



** Lito is called the greatest actor in Mexico City more than once, and proves it by keeping his sexuality completely secret despite being known for the steamiest romance scenes. He generally fills TheHeart role.

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** Lito is called the greatest actor in Mexico City more than once, and proves it by keeping his sexuality completely secret despite being known for the steamiest romance scenes. He generally fills TheHeart role.role, though his skills are called upon when someone needs to sell a lie.



** Kala's skills don't get as much attention, but she is a very good chemist, capable of building a bomb out of random chemicals from a kitchen, and later finding the perfect medication for one of her drugged clustermates. She's also an excellent singer. She pulls double-duty with Nomi as TheSmartGuy.

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** Kala's skills don't get as much attention, but she is a very good chemist, chemist and well-versed in medicine, capable of building a bomb out of random chemicals from a kitchen, and later finding the perfect medication for one of her drugged clustermates. She's also an excellent singer.Season 2 has her not only function as TheMedic but create blockers for the group. She pulls double-duty with Nomi as TheSmartGuy.



** Riley is a very very ''very'' good DJ, often referred to as ''the'' DJ. She's in very high demand, and one character (quoting another) calls her Iceland's greatest wonder. While her musical skills rarely provide the same utilities as the skills of her clustermates, Season 2 starts to show that her frequent traveling makes her very competent when it comes to social networking. In addition, music can uniquely empower sensates' connection to the psycelium.

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** Riley is a very very ''very'' good DJ, often referred to as ''the'' DJ. She's in very high demand, and one character (quoting another) calls her Iceland's greatest wonder. While her musical skills rarely provide the same utilities as the skills of her clustermates, she proves the most resistant to drugging due to her previous drug abuse, and Season 2 starts to show that her frequent traveling makes her very competent when it comes to social networking. In addition, music can uniquely empower sensates' connection to the psycelium.


** Riley is a very very ''very'' good DJ, often referred to as ''the'' DJ. She's in very high demand, and one character (quoting another) calls her Iceland's greatest wonder. Season 2 starts to show that she is actually very competent when it comes to social networking.

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** Riley is a very very ''very'' good DJ, often referred to as ''the'' DJ. She's in very high demand, and one character (quoting another) calls her Iceland's greatest wonder. While her musical skills rarely provide the same utilities as the skills of her clustermates, Season 2 starts to show that she is actually her frequent traveling makes her very competent when it comes to social networking.networking. In addition, music can uniquely empower sensates' connection to the psycelium.



*** Riley's native language is Icelandic, and at the very least has to know enough English to have gotten by in London on her own.

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*** Riley's native language is Icelandic, and at the very least has to know enough English to have gotten by in London on her own. She later proves that she's fluent in French as well, which Will [[LampshadedTrope lampshades]] as allowing him to be.



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatPerks: The ability to travel round the world and see lives you've never lived without even moving is frequently highlighted by multiple characters, but most notably by Capheus, who greatly enjoys every new experience he gets from the cluster.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatPerks: The ability to travel round 'round the world and see lives you've never lived without even moving is frequently highlighted by multiple characters, but most notably by Capheus, who greatly enjoys every new experience he gets from the cluster.

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* OddFriendship: He and Rajan instantly got along the moment they met despite the obvious tension between both of the loving the same woman. Even disregard that, Wolfgang is a career criminal and Rajanís family owns a pharmaceutical company.


*** Based on a line to Riley, Capheaus knows both English and Swahili, and thus has little issue talking to Riley for the first time.

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*** Based on a line to Riley, Capheaus Capheus knows both English and Swahili, and thus has little issue talking to Riley for the first time.



---> '''Kala''': Are you alright?
---> '''Sun''': Thanks to you.
---> '''Riley''': That's what family is for.

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---> --> '''Kala''': Are you alright?
--->
alright?\\
'''Sun''': Thanks to you.
--->
you.\\
'''Riley''': That's what family is for.



* SecondLove: For Riley.

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* SecondLove: For Riley.Riley, who is widowed.



* WhiteMaleLead: He's one of the two white men in the cluster, the only one to get anything resembling training in his abilities, wants to save everybody he can, verbalizes that he will always be there for the others, and is the first to meet another member of his cluster in the flesh. [[spoiler: Subverted in that the others get a handle on their powers not too long after, freely help each other with little to no involvement on his part, and play crucial parts in rescuing Riley when he charged in without a plan. Oh, and he ends the season as TheLoad due to making eye contact with Whispers. Though the Christmas Special implies being mentally linked with Whispers could be key to defeating him, given Will's AwesomenessByAnalysis abilities.]]

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* WhiteMaleLead: He's one of the two white men in the cluster, the only one to get anything resembling training in his abilities, wants to save everybody he can, verbalizes that he will always be there for the others, and is the first to meet another member of his cluster in the flesh. [[spoiler: Subverted in that the others get a handle on their powers not too long after, freely help each other with little to no involvement on his part, and play crucial parts in rescuing Riley when he charged in without a plan. Oh, and he ends the season as TheLoad due to making eye contact with Whispers. Though Whispers, allowing his clustermates to shine early in the Christmas Special implies being mentally linked with Whispers could be key to defeating him, given Will's AwesomenessByAnalysis abilities.second season.]]



* ItsAllAboutMe: Downplayed. Nomi's parent tell Teagen that Nomi is narcissistic, and Amanita cannot 100% disagree. That said, Nomi's self-absorption is due to her situation and Amanita knows that, and Nomi immediately vows to work on that when it's pointed out.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Downplayed. Nomi's parent tell Teagen Teagan that Nomi is narcissistic, and Amanita cannot 100% disagree. That said, Nomi's self-absorption is due to her situation and Amanita knows that, and Nomi immediately vows to work on that when it's pointed out.



* BigSisterInstinct: Subverted. Sun [[spoiler: goes to prison]] for Joong-ki, but it's not so much her protective instinct towards them as it is her loyalty to her family and her promise to her mother.

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* BigSisterInstinct: Subverted. Sun [[spoiler: goes to prison]] prison for Joong-ki, but it's not so much her protective instinct towards them as it is her loyalty to her family and her promise to her mother.



* FallGuy: [[spoiler: She allows herself to take the fall for her brother's embezzlement of company funds.]]

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* FallGuy: [[spoiler: She allows herself to take the fall for her brother's embezzlement of company funds.]]



* GirlsBehindBars: Her subplot is about spending time in a women's prison following her imprisonment.



* InstitutionalApparel: After [[spoiler: she goes to prison]] she's not shown wearing anything else but the pale blue outfit [[spoiler: until she escapes]].

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* InstitutionalApparel: After [[spoiler: she goes to prison]] prison she's not shown wearing anything else but the pale blue outfit [[spoiler: until she escapes]].



-->Lito: "Only if you want to get your ass kicked by a faggot."
-->Wolfgang: "Again."

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-->Lito: "Only -->'''Lito:''' Only if you want to get your ass kicked by a faggot."
-->Wolfgang: "Again."
\\
'''Wolfgang:''' Again.



* HiddenDepths: studied bar tending for six months for a role. He became a master in that time, which helps Sun.

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* HiddenDepths: studied Studied bar tending for six months for a role. He became a master in that time, which helps Sun.



* ManlyGay: Plays uber-macho telenovela heroes by day, and then goes home to his boyfriend Hernando at night. He's also a big fan of luchadores.
** This is all but stated to be a trope Lito has enforced on himself to stay closted and thus get the type of roles he wanted.
** He hasn't succeeded completely in coming off as completely masculine, however, as Lito is very open with his emotions and frequently described as dramatic.

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* ManlyGay: ManlyGay:
**
Plays uber-macho telenovela heroes by day, and then goes home to his boyfriend Hernando at night. He's also a big fan of luchadores. \n** This is all but stated to be a trope Lito has enforced on himself invoked to stay closted closeted and thus still get the type of roles he wanted.
** He hasn't succeeded completely in coming off as completely masculine, however, as Lito is very open with his emotions and is frequently described as dramatic.



-->'''Nomi''': "I can't drive!"\\
'''Capheus''': (appears in the driver's seat) "''I'' can." (proceeds to perform some ''serious'' CarFu)

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-->'''Nomi''': "I I can't drive!"\\
drive!\\
'''Capheus''': (appears in the driver's seat) "''I'' can." ''I'' can. (proceeds to perform some ''serious'' CarFu)



* ArrangedMarriage: Averted. Though she doesn't love her fiancé, he proposed to her independently because he loved her, and all her friends believe it is a 'love marriage'. She said yes not because her parents told her to, but because she didn't feel like she could turn down such a wonderful prospect, especially because, as mentioned above, his father technically employs her. The involvement of their parents merely seems to be a standard for big Indian family weddings. And when prompted to think of someone she loves early in season two, she thinks of Rajan as well as Wolfgang.

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* ArrangedMarriage: Averted. Subverted. Though this is a common Bollywood plot and she doesn't love her fiancé, it turns out that he proposed to her independently because he loved her, and all her friends believe it is a 'love marriage'. She said yes not because her parents told her to, but because she didn't feel like she could turn down such a wonderful prospect, especially because, as mentioned above, his father technically employs her. The involvement of their parents merely seems to be a standard for big Indian family weddings. And when prompted to think of someone she loves early in season two, she thinks of Rajan as well as Wolfgang.



** ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: It would be unwise to threaten Wolfgang, or she just might ''throw a molotov cocktail at your face.''



* ScienceHero: She's a highly competent chemist and one of the main characters.

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* ScienceHero: ScienceHero:
**
She's a highly competent chemist and one of the main characters.



* YourCheatingHeart: There's a lot of sexual tension between Kala and Wolfgang. Too bad she's about to get married. And lives on another continent.
** [[spoiler:She and Wolfgang consummate their feelings with some one-on-one sex while she's married with Rajan, who is still unaware. Though she feels guilty about it, it's not enough to abate the tension. The prospect of moving into a Parisian apartment without her husband and thus having a chance to be with Wolfgang doesn't help matters.]]

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* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: It would be unwise to threaten Wolfgang, or she just might ''throw a molotov cocktail at your face.''
* YourCheatingHeart: There's a lot of sexual tension between Kala and Wolfgang. Too bad she's about to get married. And lives on another continent.
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continent. [[spoiler:She and Wolfgang consummate their feelings with some one-on-one sex while she's married with Rajan, who is still unaware. Though she feels guilty about it, it's not enough to abate the tension. The prospect of moving into a Parisian apartment without her husband and thus having a chance to be with Wolfgang doesn't help matters.]]



* FamilyOfChoice: Felix is this to Wolfgang, to the point that [[spoiler: Steiner near-fatally shooting Felix is the last straw for Wolfgang, and he takes down his biological family in revenge]].
** The cluster as a whole. When he was going to meet Lila at a restaurant, [[spoiler: knowing full well it was a trap and there was a real high possibility he could be killed]], he went silently and fleetingly visiting the members of his cluster [[spoiler: as if it would be the last time he would see them]]
* FemaleGaze: He seems to be this for both Kala and the audience.

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* FamilyOfChoice: FamilyOfChoice:
**
Felix is this to Wolfgang, to the point that [[spoiler: Steiner near-fatally shooting Felix is the last straw for Wolfgang, and he takes down his biological family in revenge]].
** The cluster as a whole. When he was going to meet Lila at a restaurant, [[spoiler: knowing full well it was a trap and there was a real high possibility he could be killed]], he went silently and fleetingly visiting the members of his cluster [[spoiler: as if it would be the last time he would see them]]
them]].
* FemaleGaze: He seems to be this for both Kala and the audience.audience, as he's frequently a source of fanservice.



* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The manly man to Lito's sensitive guy.

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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The manly man to man.
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Lito's sensitive guy.guy. Lito is a dramatic actor who is all about feelings, and thus needs Wolfgang's help to kick Joaquin's ass.
** To Rajan's sensitive guy. Rajan is the Betty in the BettyAndVeronica LoveTriangle, being a generally nice, wealthy businessman who wants to be Kala. By contrast, Wolfgang is a hardened criminal who believes himself bad for her.



* TokenEvilTeammate: Evil might be pushing it, as it is always [[PayEvilUntoEvil directed at people who deserve it]], but while other cluster members have criminal records and have performed morally grey actions, Wolfgang does it professionally and exclusively. [[spoiler: He's also the one with the highest body count, starting with his own father.]]
** Token ChaoticNeutral might be more accurate.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: Downplayed. Evil might be pushing it, as it is always [[PayEvilUntoEvil directed at people who deserve it]], but while other cluster members have criminal records and have performed morally grey actions, Wolfgang does it professionally and exclusively. [[spoiler: He's also the one with the highest body count, starting with his own father.]]
** Token ChaoticNeutral might be more accurate.



* AmbiguouslyBi: Avoids clarifying just how "close" she and Georges were, to Will's bemusement.



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower:
** She seems to be heading towards this after [[spoiler: saving Will]] in the season finale, and then using her DJ fame to make contact with more sensates in season 2, becoming the [=8/8=] cluster's point of contact with [[spoiler: the worldwide sensate network, Archipelago.]]
** Her social networking abilities and people skills prove useful in the second season. She manages to make contact with a chemist acquaintance in Amsterdam, connects with a number of sensates by throwing a rave, and then persuades some of them to work with her through charm and persistence.



* TheLoad: She's the only member of the cluster with seemingly no useful skills and adding nothing beneficial to the group, and they have to go to enormous lengths to protect her. Plus, none of the other members of the cluster call on her for her abilities at any time, since being a great DJ isn't exactly a big help in any of their situations. This is averted as the series goes on. She is able to bring the entire cluster together on multiple occasions, becoming the heart of the group. She then [[spoiler: saves Will, and thus the entire cluster, from Whispers]] in the season finale.
** In season 2 she is TheLoad no more. [[spoiler:She gets information vital to the cluster's fight against BPO. At her risky djing gig she connects to important sensate allies and personally travels to Chicago to talk to another sensate. Information from them allows the group to piece together the history of the BPO and Whispers and eventually take Whispers as a hostage in London. In the finale, sheís the only non combative member of the cluster who was able to stay in the final shootout to the end, already seeing enough violence in her past to not be shocked by killing someone.]]

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* TheLoad: TheLoad:
** In season 1,
She's the only member of the cluster with seemingly no useful skills and adding nothing beneficial to the group, and they have to go to enormous lengths to protect her. Plus, none of the other members of the cluster call on her for her abilities at any time, since being a great DJ isn't exactly a big help in any of their situations. This is averted as the series goes on. She is able to bring the entire cluster together on multiple occasions, becoming the heart of the group. She then [[spoiler: saves Will, and thus the entire cluster, from Whispers]] in the season finale.
** In Subverted in season 2 2, where she is TheLoad no more. [[spoiler:She gets information vital to the cluster's fight against BPO. At her risky djing DJing gig she connects to important sensate allies and personally travels to Chicago to talk to another sensate. Information from them allows the group to piece together the history of the BPO and Whispers and eventually take Whispers as a hostage in London. In the finale, sheís the only non combative member of the cluster who was able to stay in the final shootout to the end, already seeing enough violence in her past to not be shocked by killing someone.]]



** HeartIsAnAwesomePower: She seems to be heading towards this after [[spoiler: saving Will]] in the season finale, and then using her DJ fame to make contact with more sensates in season 2, becoming the [=8/8=] cluster's point of contact with [[spoiler: the worldwide sensate network, Archipelago.]]
** Her social networking abilities and people skills prove useful in the second season. She manages to make contact with a chemist acquaintance in Amsterdam, connects with a number of sensates by throwing a rave, and then persuade some of them to work with her through charm and persistence.

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** HeartIsAnAwesomePower: She seems to be heading towards this after [[spoiler: saving Will]] in the season finale, and then using her DJ fame to make contact with more sensates in season 2, becoming the [=8/8=] cluster's point of contact with [[spoiler: the worldwide sensate network, Archipelago.]]
** Her social networking abilities and people skills prove useful in the second season. She manages to make contact with a chemist acquaintance in Amsterdam, connects with a number of sensates by throwing a rave, and then persuade some of them to work with her through charm and persistence.



** In season 2 she is TheLoad no more. [[spoiler:She gets information vital to the cluster's fight against BPO. At her risky djing gig she connects to important sensate allies and personally travels to Chicago to talk to another sensate. Information from them allows the group to piece together the history of the BPO and Whispers and eventually take Whispers as a hostage in London.]]

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** In season 2 she is TheLoad no more. [[spoiler:She gets information vital to the cluster's fight against BPO. At her risky djing gig she connects to important sensate allies and personally travels to Chicago to talk to another sensate. Information from them allows the group to piece together the history of the BPO and Whispers and eventually take Whispers as a hostage in London. In the finale, sheís the only non combative member of the cluster who was able to stay in the final shootout to the end, already seeing enough violence in her past to not be shocked by killing someone.]]


* LoveTriangle: She's engaged to be married to Rajan, but has UnresolvedSexualTension with Wolfgang [[spoiler:that is consummated in season two, though the love triangle persists, as Rajan still wants to work on the marriage. In the SeriesFinale, she admits to both men that she's not sure what she wants and that she does love Rajan in a way, but both men are patient and willing to let her figure it out and the implication is that they become a [[ThreesomeSubtext trio]] in the future.]]

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* LoveTriangle: She's engaged to be married to Rajan, but has UnresolvedSexualTension with Wolfgang [[spoiler:that is consummated in season two, though the love triangle persists, as Rajan still wants to work on the marriage. In the SeriesFinale, she admits to both men that she's not sure what she wants and that she does love Rajan in a way, but both men are patient and willing to let her figure it out and the implication is that they become a [[ThreesomeSubtext [[{{polyamory}} trio]] in the future.]]


* LoveTriangle: She's engaged to be married to Rajan, but has UnresolvedSexualTension with Wolfgang [[spoiler:that is consummated in season two, though the love triangle persists, as Rajan still wants to work on the marriage.]]

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* LoveTriangle: She's engaged to be married to Rajan, but has UnresolvedSexualTension with Wolfgang [[spoiler:that is consummated in season two, though the love triangle persists, as Rajan still wants to work on the marriage. In the SeriesFinale, she admits to both men that she's not sure what she wants and that she does love Rajan in a way, but both men are patient and willing to let her figure it out and the implication is that they become a [[ThreesomeSubtext trio]] in the future.]]

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Alongside Will and Sun, whenever someone threatens his cluster he's ready to put up a fight. This is most obvious with Lito, whom he helped twice in fending off Joaquin.


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** The cluster as a whole. When he was going to meet Lila at a restaurant, [[spoiler: knowing full well it was a trap and there was a real high possibility he could be killed]], he went silently and fleetingly visiting the members of his cluster [[spoiler: as if it would be the last time he would see them]]

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* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: To Amanita by the end of the series.]]


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* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Inverted with both Will and Wolfgang, as all three are the most capable combatants. Will and Wolfgang are no slouches when it comes to hand-to-hand combat, but are much better at using firearms. Conversely, Sun can take down entire groups while unarmed.


* FiveManBand: Zigzagged. All of the roles are filled, but each sensate can fit more than one role depending on the situation. For instance, Kala seems like TheChick or TheHeart, but her big contributions to the cluster are as [[spoiler: TheSmartGuy]]. Also, some roles are shifted over the season. [[spoiler: At the end of the season, Will goes from TheLeader to TheLoad, while Nomi (who often played Will's [[TheLancer Lancer]] and TheSmartGuy) probably takes his place.]]
** [[spoiler:Will regains his Leader status at the start of Season 2 after gaining the blockers, while Wolfgang becomes a DistressedDude at the end of Season 2 after being kidnapped by the BPO.]]



** Will is a police officer while Wolfgang is a career criminal.

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** Will is a straight-laced police officer while Wolfgang is a career criminal.



* LivingLegend: If they aren't already, by the time Season 3 rolls around, having [[spoiler:[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu captured the man]] [[TheDreaded known to the global sensate community as]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Cannibal]] without any outside help from anyone other than the fiancée of one of their cluster, all the way down to manufacturing their own blockers,]] will certainly earn them this title.

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* %%* LivingLegend: If they aren't already, by the time Season 3 rolls around, having [[spoiler:[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu captured the man]] [[TheDreaded known to the global sensate community as]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Cannibal]] without any outside help from anyone other than the fiancée of one of their cluster, all the way down to manufacturing their own blockers,]] will certainly earn them this title.title.
* MindlinkMates: Apparently it seems to be a commonality for sensates to fall in love with other members in their cluster due to their intense ability to feel the other's emotions. So far we have Will and Riley, and Wolfgang and Kala. Jonas calls romance within a cluster "the purest form of love," while Yrsa dismisses it as narcissism.



* ParentalIssues[-/-]DysfunctionJunction: Wolfgang's dad was physically abusive before his death, Nomi's mom is emotionally abusive even to the present and her father is little better, Will's dad is a drunk who rags on him for not letting a shot child die for being part of a gang (but their relationship is comparatively friendly), Sun's father was negligent and dismissive (while her [[MissingMom loving mother died]]), Riley believes she's responsible for her mother's death (although she is [[DaddysGirl very close to her father]]), and there's no mention of Lito's family.[[note]] In a throwaway line in the second episode he says his father was a true artist, implying he has passed away.[[/note]] Averted with Kala who has two very loving parents, and Capheus with his ailing mother.
** In the second season, Lito is shown to have a very positive relationship with his mother [[spoiler: even after he is outed as gay]]. There's no further mention of his father, however.
* PowerPerversionPotential: As we see in Episode 6, sex becomes a lot more... complicated, when you're telepathically linked to seven other people.

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* ParentalIssues[-/-]DysfunctionJunction: ParentalIssues: Most of them have this or some other trouble in their backstory.
**
Wolfgang's dad was physically abusive before his death, Nomi's mom is emotionally abusive even to the present and her father is little better, Will's dad is a drunk who rags on him for not letting a shot child die for being part of a gang (but their relationship is comparatively friendly), Sun's father was negligent and dismissive (while her [[MissingMom loving mother died]]), Riley believes she's responsible for her mother's death (although she is [[DaddysGirl very close to her father]]), and there's no mention of Lito's family.[[note]] In a throwaway line in the second episode he says his father was a true artist, implying he has passed away.[[/note]] Averted with Kala who has two very loving parents, and Capheus with his ailing mother.death.
** In Nomi's mom is emotionally abusive even to the second season, present and her father is little better.
** Will's dad is a drunk who rags on him for not letting a shot child die for being part of a gang (but their relationship is comparatively friendly).
** Sun's father was negligent and dismissive (while her [[MissingMom loving mother died]]).
** Riley believes she's responsible for her mother's death (although she is [[DaddysGirl very close to her father]]).
** Capheus's father was murdered, although Capheus himself has a great relationship with his ailing mother.
** Averted with Kala (who has two very loving parents and a sister) and
Lito (a throwaway line implies his father has passed away and is shown to have otherwise unmentioned, but Lito has a very positive relationship with his mother [[spoiler: even after he is outed as gay]]. There's no further mention of his father, however.
mother).
* PowerPerversionPotential: As we see in Episode 6, sex becomes a lot more... complicated, complicated when you're telepathically linked to seven other people.



* StarCrossedLovers: Apparently it seems to be a commonality for sensates to fall in love with other members in their cluster due to their intense ability to feel the other's emotions. So far we have Will and Riley, and Wolfgang and Kala. Jonas calls romance within a cluster "the purest form of love," while Yrsa dismisses it as narcissism.

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* StarCrossedLovers: Apparently it seems to be a commonality for sensates to fall in love with other members in their TheTeam: Every single member of the cluster due is the best at something, though it's not always stated outright.
** Will is an excellent cop and detective, with high marksman, deduction, and analysis skills. Though no one ever calls him the best, it's repeatedly made clear that the only reason he hasn't been promoted is because his hero complex keeps getting him into trouble. He generally fills TheLeader role.
** Nomi is an incredible hacker, capable of gaining access
to a secret, secure facility on the other side of the planet and altering their intense ability security to feel the other's emotions. So far we have let Will through. She generally fills TheSmartGuy role.
** Sun is a OneWomanArmy, who finds a couple dozen machete-wielding thugs only marginally more challenging than one guy in a ring. She generally fills TheBigGuy role.
** Lito is called the greatest actor in Mexico City more than once,
and Riley, proves it by keeping his sexuality completely secret despite being known for the steamiest romance scenes. He generally fills TheHeart role.
** Capheus is the best driver in Nairobi, managing to pull off CarFu with a giant bus that would be difficult even with a much smaller vehicle.
** Kala's skills don't get as much attention, but she is a very good chemist, capable of building a bomb out of random chemicals from a kitchen,
and later finding the perfect medication for one of her drugged clustermates. She's also an excellent singer. She pulls double-duty with Nomi as TheSmartGuy.
**
Wolfgang is the best safecracker in Berlin, who even cracks a safe so impossible that absolutely no one believes that he did it even after the fact. He's also a very skilled and Kala. Jonas unscrupulous street fighter, usually getting called upon to NoSell a hit, or when someone is in need of an [[CombatPragmatist outside-the-box tactic]] or a dose of [[IDidWhatIHadToDo doing what needs to be done.]] He pulls double-duty with Sun as TheBigGuy.
** Riley is a very very ''very'' good DJ, often referred to as ''the'' DJ. She's in very high demand, and one character (quoting another)
calls romance within a cluster "the purest form of love," while Yrsa dismisses her Iceland's greatest wonder. Season 2 starts to show that she is actually very competent when it as narcissism.comes to social networking.



* WorldsStrongestMan: Every single member of the cluster is the best at something, though it's not always stated outright.
** Will is an excellent cop and detective, with high marksman, deduction, and analysis skills. Though no one ever calls him the best, it's repeatedly made clear that the only reason he hasn't been promoted is because his hero complex keeps getting him into trouble.
** Nomi is an incredible hacker, capable of gaining access to a secret, secure facility on the other side of the planet and altering their security to let Will through.
** Sun is a OneWomanArmy, who finds a couple dozen machete-wielding thugs only marginally more challenging than one guy in a ring.
** Lito is called the greatest actor in Mexico City more than once, and proves it by keeping his sexuality completely secret despite being known for the steamiest romance scenes.
** Capheus is the best driver in Nairobi, managing to pull off CarFu with a giant bus that would be difficult even with a much smaller vehicle.
** Kala's skills don't get as much attention, but she is a very good chemist, capable of building a bomb out of random chemicals from a kitchen, and later finding the perfect medication for one of her drugged clustermates. She's also an excellent singer.
** Wolfgang is the best safecracker in Berlin, who even cracks a safe so impossible that absolutely no one believes that he did it even after the fact. He's also a very skilled and unscrupulous street fighter, usually getting called upon to NoSell a hit, or when someone is in need of an [[CombatPragmatist outside-the-box tactic]] or a dose of [[IDidWhatIHadToDo doing what needs to be done.]]
** Riley is a very very ''very'' good DJ, often referred to as ''the'' DJ. She's in very high demand, and one character (quoting another) calls her Iceland's greatest wonder. Season 2 starts to show that she is actually very competent when it comes to social networking.

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* WorldsStrongestMan: Every single member of the cluster is the best at something, though it's not always stated outright.
** Will is an excellent cop and detective, with high marksman, deduction, and analysis skills. Though no one ever calls him the best, it's repeatedly made clear that the only reason he hasn't been promoted is because his hero complex keeps getting him into trouble.
** Nomi is an incredible hacker, capable of gaining access to a secret, secure facility on the other side of the planet and altering their security to let Will through.
** Sun is a OneWomanArmy, who finds a couple dozen machete-wielding thugs only marginally more challenging than one guy in a ring.
** Lito is called the greatest actor in Mexico City more than once, and proves it by keeping his sexuality completely secret despite being known for the steamiest romance scenes.
** Capheus is the best driver in Nairobi, managing to pull off CarFu with a giant bus that would be difficult even with a much smaller vehicle.
** Kala's skills don't get as much attention, but she is a very good chemist, capable of building a bomb out of random chemicals from a kitchen, and later finding the perfect medication for one of her drugged clustermates. She's also an excellent singer.
** Wolfgang is the best safecracker in Berlin, who even cracks a safe so impossible that absolutely no one believes that he did it even after the fact. He's also a very skilled and unscrupulous street fighter, usually getting called upon to NoSell a hit, or when someone is in need of an [[CombatPragmatist outside-the-box tactic]] or a dose of [[IDidWhatIHadToDo doing what needs to be done.]]
** Riley is a very very ''very'' good DJ, often referred to as ''the'' DJ. She's in very high demand, and one character (quoting another) calls her Iceland's greatest wonder. Season 2 starts to show that she is actually very competent when it comes to social networking.

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* BloodKnight: Every so often, she goes into a fight with a smirk on her face.

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