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** There's also his relationship with Till; despite their being polar opposites on just about everything, they're still friendly enough after he becomes a Janitor that they share a drink while she tries to [[spoiler:get information on the Tailie mutilations]]. He even admits to missing her, much to her visible surprise and [[spoiler:helps her find clues that lead her to Wilford's agents on Snowpiercer]]. Downplayed, however, in that a few episodes later he admits that just because they'd been through a lot together it doesn't make them friends]].

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** There's also his relationship with Till; despite their being polar opposites on just about everything, they're still friendly enough after he becomes a Janitor that they share a drink while she tries to [[spoiler:get information on the Tailie mutilations]]. He even admits to missing her, much to her visible surprise and [[spoiler:helps her find clues that lead her to Wilford's agents on Snowpiercer]]. Downplayed, however, in that a few episodes later he admits that just because they'd been through a lot together it doesn't make them friends]].friends.



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* PunchClockVillain: Fuller -like many of the other minor Brakemen- largely comes across as just looking to Roche for guidance and being a bit confused and uneasy throughout the trains powers struggles.

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* PunchClockVillain: Fuller -like Fuller-like many of the other minor Brakemen- largely comes across as just looking to Roche for guidance and being a bit confused and uneasy throughout the trains powers struggles.


* DefrostingIceQueen: Her friendship with Zarah and Layton's placing a measure of trust in her gradually thaws Ruth from the raving zealot she was at the end of season 1, ruminating on her past mistakes and even being the first to [[spoiler:believe that Melanie has survived when her signal starts failing to come in]].

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* DefrostingIceQueen: Her friendship with Zarah and Layton's placing a measure of trust in her gradually thaws Ruth from the raving zealot she was at the end of season 1, ruminating on her past mistakes and even being the first to [[spoiler:believe that Melanie has survived when her signal starts failing to come in]]. She eventually undergoes a true HeelFaceTurn when events conspire to show her the effects of her own actions in th first series, coming to be one of Layton's truest supporters.



* UndyingLoyalty: She's utterly devoted to Mr. Wilford and sees him as the savior of humanity. The truth breaks her. [[spoiler:When it turns out he is still alive and on another train, she desperately tries to get him back in charge. Unfortunately, Mel's conversation with Wilford when they meet indicates he doesn't remember her at all]].

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* UndyingLoyalty: She's utterly devoted to Mr. Wilford and sees him as the savior of humanity. The truth breaks her. [[spoiler:When it turns out he is still alive and on another train, she desperately tries to get him back in charge. Unfortunately, Mel's conversation with Wilford when they meet indicates he doesn't remember her at all]].all and subsequent events have realising Wilford's true nature and what it means for the train]].


* BrokenPedestal: A double one when it turns out Melanie has been lying to her the whole time and also claims that Mr. Wilford was a fraud. Seems to hit hard in season 2 where she starts questioning all the horrible thing she did in his name.

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* BrokenPedestal: A double one when it turns out Melanie has been lying to her the whole time and also claims that Mr. Wilford was a fraud. Seems to hit hard in season 2 where she starts questioning all the horrible thing she did in his name.name, and [[spoiler:is solidified when she realises what the man himself is like]].



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When she realises she doesn't even remember Winnie, despite threatening to have her arm frozen off (and having her mother's arm frozen instead, leading to her death), she starts questioning her actions i the name of Wilford in a way she never did before.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When she realises she doesn't even remember Winnie, despite threatening to have her arm frozen off (and having her mother's arm frozen instead, leading to her death), she starts questioning her actions i in the name of Wilford in a way she never did before.before.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When she sees the pirate train leaving as planned, she's joyful - then realises she's stuck on the wrong half with a vengeful Wilford]].



* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Wilford consigns him to the Drawers with his family as punishment for supporting Layton]].



* TheLancer: She is by Layton's side when the revolution happens.

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* HonestAdvisor: [[spoiler:After his victory Wilford makes her this as, by his own admission, he needs someone to act as his conscience. Subverted somewhat as he doesn't actually listen to her]].
* TheLancer: She is by Layton's side when the revolution happens. [[spoiler:And again when he takes the first ten carriages as a pirate train to retrieve Melanie]].



* TheCastShowoff: That really is Sam Otto playing that stunning version of "Winter Song" in episode 9.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Immediately comes to LJ's defence when Wilford brings up her dark past, and insists his intentions with her are honourable.



* HiddenDepths: Shows a bit of fear and mutual comfort with Till when it looks like the train might be doomed.

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* HiddenDepths: Shows a bit of fear and mutual comfort with Till when it looks like the train might be doomed. He's also an excellent pianist and singer, as he proves when he does an incredible version of "Winter Song" that impresses even Wilford.



** In the finale ends up bonding with [[spoiler:L.J.]] of all people over the fact they're both universally hated.

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** In the finale ends up bonding with [[spoiler:L.J.]] of all people over the fact they're both universally hated. Gets romantic later on.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: The only one of Layton's advisors who didn't switch sides during the Rebellion, she was participant on the oppression of the Tail for years and supported the Folgers' plan to seize the train until the end, which results in her getting LockedOutOfTheLoop. Still, she [[TheAtoner learns and tries to make up for her mistakes]] and actively strives to make order out of Layton's rule.


* TraumaCongaLine: She's put through the wringer in season 2. She breeaks up with Jinju, has to deal with her feelings of having lost her role in life, becomes Train Detective only to immediately have to deal with the Tail mutilations, [[spoiler:sees all the Breachmen killed because she works out Eugenia's role too late, discovers her own mentor Pastor Logan is behind it all and then sees Layton's leadership crash and burn as Wilford takes over again]].

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* TraumaCongaLine: She's put through the wringer in season 2. She breeaks breaks up with Jinju, has to deal with her feelings of having lost her role in life, becomes Train Detective only to immediately have to deal with the Tail mutilations, [[spoiler:sees all the Breachmen killed because she works out Eugenia's role too late, discovers her own mentor Pastor Logan is behind it all and then sees Layton's leadership crash and burn as Wilford takes over again]].


* TraumaCongaLine: She's put through the wringer in season 2. She breeaks up with Jinju, has to deal with her feelings of having lost her role in life, becomes Train Detective only to have to deal with the Tail mutilations, [[spoiler:sees all the Breachmen killed because she works out Eugenia's role too late, discovers her own mentor Pastor Logan is behind it all and then sees Layton's leadership crash and burn as Wilford takes over again]].

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* TraumaCongaLine: She's put through the wringer in season 2. She breeaks up with Jinju, has to deal with her feelings of having lost her role in life, becomes Train Detective only to immediately have to deal with the Tail mutilations, [[spoiler:sees all the Breachmen killed because she works out Eugenia's role too late, discovers her own mentor Pastor Logan is behind it all and then sees Layton's leadership crash and burn as Wilford takes over again]].


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* RankUp: He and LJ are practically leaders of the janitors in the aftermath of [[spoiler:Terrence's death]].


* TraumaCongaLine: She's put through the wringer in season 2. She breeaks up with Jinju, has to deal with her feelings of having lost her role in life, becomes Train Detective only to have to deal with the Tail mutilations, [[spoiler:sees all the Breachmen killed because she works out Eugenia's role too late, discovers her own mentor Pastor Logan is behind it all and then sees Layton's leadership crash and burn as Wilford takes over again]].



** There's also his relationship with Till; despite their being polar opposites on just about everything, they're still friendly enough after he becomes a Janitor that they share a drink while she tries to [[spoiler:get information on the Tailie mutilations]]. He even admits to missing her, much to her visible surprise and [[spoiler:helps her find clues that lead her to Wilford's agents on Snowpiercer]].

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** There's also his relationship with Till; despite their being polar opposites on just about everything, they're still friendly enough after he becomes a Janitor that they share a drink while she tries to [[spoiler:get information on the Tailie mutilations]]. He even admits to missing her, much to her visible surprise and [[spoiler:helps her find clues that lead her to Wilford's agents on Snowpiercer]]. Downplayed, however, in that a few episodes later he admits that just because they'd been through a lot together it doesn't make them friends]].


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* RelationshipUpgrade: [[spoiler:Gets together with LJ late in season 2 after admitting she's his "favourite" person]].

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* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:He loses his reverence for Wilford when he realizes that Wilford deliberately sabotaged Snowpiercer, meaning he must have been behind the assassination of the other Breachmen to deprive Snowpiercer of the means to fix it.]]


* NumberTwo: Increasingly serves as this to Layton after Wilford's return, given Melanie's absence and Ruth and Till being frozen out of the decision-making process. Ironically, where [[spoiler:Ruth comes to regret her order-driven behaviour in Wilford's name, Roche is havong doubts as Layton's leadership crumbles]].

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* NumberTwo: Increasingly serves as this to Layton after Wilford's return, given Melanie's absence and Ruth and Till being frozen out of the decision-making process. Ironically, where [[spoiler:Ruth comes to regret her order-driven behaviour in Wilford's name, Roche is havong having doubts as Layton's leadership crumbles]].


* NumberTwo: Increasingly serves as this to Layton after Wilford's return, given Melanie's absence and Ruth and Till being frozen out of the decision-making process.

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* NumberTwo: Increasingly serves as this to Layton after Wilford's return, given Melanie's absence and Ruth and Till being frozen out of the decision-making process. Ironically, where [[spoiler:Ruth comes to regret her order-driven behaviour in Wilford's name, Roche is havong doubts as Layton's leadership crumbles]].

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A member of Hospitality and Ruth's assistant.
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* NervousWreck: Tristan has his moments.
* NumberTwo: He's Ruth's assistant in Hospitality, though he's not as great as her at the job.
* TheAnnouncer: Tristan was in charge of Snowpiercer's announcements; unfortunately, he's not good at it, and Zarah took over to his relief.
* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: Tristan admits that he always wanted to visit the Amazon rainforests, even if it is frozen over.


* SanitySlippage: A combination of finding out [[spoiler:her idol has been dead for years, her best friend has been lying to her, her lover has been killed and being excluded from Layton's new governing council]] has her beginning to show serious cracks in the last episode.

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* SanitySlippage: A combination of finding out [[spoiler:her idol has been dead for years, her best friend has been lying to her, her lover has been killed and being excluded from Layton's new governing council]] has her beginning to show serious cracks in the last episode.cracks.


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* StrawNihilist: Rapidly heading that way; her opening narration in season 2 has her despairing at the fact that after everything that's happened to the Earth, the last humans are ''still'' killing each other.


* TheAtoner: Insists on finding Winnie herself, despite the dangers of [[spoiler:the anti-Tail riots]], after finding out she was responsible for her mother's death. She later risks her life [[spoiler:trying help Layton save Pike from the rampaging mob]].

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* TheAtoner: Insists on finding Winnie herself, despite the dangers of [[spoiler:the anti-Tail riots]], after finding out she was responsible for her mother's death. She later risks her life [[spoiler:trying to help Layton save Pike (then saving Layton) from the rampaging mob]].


** In the finale ends up bonding with [[spoiler:L.J.]] of all people over the fact they're both universally hated. ** There's also his relationship with Till; despite their being polar opposites on just about everything, they're still friendly enough after he becomes a Janitor that they share a drink while she tries to [[spoiler:get information on the Tailie mutilations]]. He even admits to missing her, much to her visible surprise and [[spoiler:helps her find clues that lead her to Wilford's agents on Snowpiercer]].

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** In the finale ends up bonding with [[spoiler:L.J.]] of all people over the fact they're both universally hated. hated.
** There's also his relationship with Till; despite their being polar opposites on just about everything, they're still friendly enough after he becomes a Janitor that they share a drink while she tries to [[spoiler:get information on the Tailie mutilations]]. He even admits to missing her, much to her visible surprise and [[spoiler:helps her find clues that lead her to Wilford's agents on Snowpiercer]].


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!!Roche!!Sam Roche

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