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* PowerIncontinence: Of the "inability to activate powers" variety. The psychiatrist doesn't dismiss his story about having superpowers out of hand, but since he's not able to demonstrate them concludes he's simply delusional.

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* ProductPlacement: Joy keeps several bags of M&Ms stashed in a filing cabinet in her office. They turn out to be [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay a major plot point]] in the episode.

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* ProductPlacement: Joy keeps several bags of M&Ms stashed in a filing cabinet in her office. They turn out to be [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay a major plot point]] in the episode. The big Pepsi machine in the asylum, not so much.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Danny sees a mysterious hawk flying through the skies. It's completely uncommented on and seems like a BigLippedAlligatorMoment, but its significance becomes clear much later in the season.


* ArbitrarySkepticism: Justified. Danny's doctor thinks that his talk of an AnotherDimension and having superpowers is a sign of a mental disorder, despite that the Doctor lives in a world where aliens, super soldiers, and various other forms of superhuman beings are known to exist, because the Doctor has dealt with several cases of people believing they had powers but didn't since the [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Chitauri invasion]] and Danny couldn't show him his powers when he asked him to (the drugs were interfering with his chi).

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**TheUnapologetic: ...which leads Harold to reveal that after living under his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] and having to apologize every time he was [[DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff whipped with a belt]] for making him exert himself, he refuses to apologize for anything.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Justified. Danny's doctor thinks that his talk of an AnotherDimension and having superpowers is a sign of a mental disorder, despite that the Doctor lives in a world where aliens, super soldiers, and various other forms of superhuman beings are known to exist, because the Doctor has dealt with several cases of people believing they had powers but didn't since the [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Chitauri invasion]] Incident]] and Danny couldn't show him his powers when he asked him to (the drugs were interfering with his chi).



* TheUnapologetic: In response to observing Kyle's constant apologizing, Harold points out that after living under his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] and having to apologize every time he was [[DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff whipped with a belt]] for making him exert himself, he refuses to apologize for anything.

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* HopeSpot: Danny finally gets his psychiatrist to believe that he truly is Danny Rand, and it looks like he's about to be released! Until... he starts talking about being a monk in another dimension and having superpowers, torpedoing his own chances even with that revelation. Best exemplified by the doctor himself, who goes from excited upon realizing the truth to slowly putting his notes away and going into psychiatrist-mode as Danny continues to talk.


* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: As her test to make sure Danny is who he says, Joy sends him a jumbo bag of M&Ms. When he returns it without a single brown one left (as when they were kids, they always ate them together and didn't eat the brown ones), she knows it's him [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and breaks into tears]]. Later the psychiatrist also asks Danny about details of his childhood, which then convinces him that he really is who he says.

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* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: As her test to make sure Danny is who he says, Joy sends him a jumbo bag of M&Ms. When he returns it without a single brown one left (as when they were kids, they always ate them together and didn't eat the brown ones), she knows it's him [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and breaks into tears]]. Later the psychiatrist also asks Danny about details of his childhood, that are confirmed by Joy to be true, which then convinces him that he really is who he says.


* ArbitrarySkepticism: Danny's doctor thinks that believing in AnotherDimension and thinking that you have superpowers is a sign of a mental disorder, despite that he lives in a world where aliens, super soldiers, and various other forms of superhuman beings are known to exist.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Justified. Danny's doctor thinks that believing in his talk of an AnotherDimension and thinking that you have having superpowers is a sign of a mental disorder, despite that he the Doctor lives in a world where aliens, super soldiers, and various other forms of superhuman beings are known to exist.exist, because the Doctor has dealt with several cases of people believing they had powers but didn't since the [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Chitauri invasion]] and Danny couldn't show him his powers when he asked him to (the drugs were interfering with his chi).


* ArbitrarySkepticism: Danny's doctor thinks that believing in AnotherDimension and thinking that you have superpowers is a sign of a mental disorder, despite that he lives in a world where aliens, super soldiers, and various other forms of superhuman beings exist.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Danny's doctor thinks that believing in AnotherDimension and thinking that you have superpowers is a sign of a mental disorder, despite that he lives in a world where aliens, super soldiers, and various other forms of superhuman beings are known to exist.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Danny's doctor thinks that believing in AnotherDimension and thinking that you have superpowers is a sign of a mental disorder, despite that he lives in a world where aliens, super soldiers, and various other forms of superhuman beings exist.


* AffablyEvil: Simon, the inmate who tries to stab Danny at first, turns out to be a quite friendly fellow, if slightly disturbed.



* BadBoss: Harold, maybe. Kyle seems quite afraid by him.



* BloodKnight: Danny says that only in battle he felt like he was truly alive. This becomes important later on, since his powers activate when he gets roughed up by Ward's goons.



* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: Harold's reason to keep Danny alive is because he could prove valuable against the Hand. Ward apparently ignores his orders and tries to have him beaten to death anyway.



* GreaterScopeVillain: Harold is apparently somehow involved with the Hand and seems to be quite afraid of them.
* HeroAntagonist: Danny's psychiatrist sincerely wants to help him, he just has good reasons to believe that Danny suffers from delusions, because since [[{{Film/TheAvengers2012}} the Incident]] many people developed delusions to have superpowers.
* MercyKill: Simon tries to give Danny one when he wakes up in the Birch Psychiatric Hospital.



* ProductPlacement: Joy keeps several bags of M&Ms stashed in a filing cabinet in her office. They turn out to be [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay a major plot point]] in the episode.



* ProductPlacement: Joy keeps several bags of M&Ms stashed in a filing cabinet in her office. They turn out to be [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay a major plot point]] in the episode.

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* ProductPlacement: Joy keeps several bags {{Pun}}: Ward saved Harold in his phone under the alias [[{{Literature/Frankenstein}} Frank N. Stein.]]
* RageBreakingPoint: After being accused by him one too many times
of M&Ms stashed in a filing cabinet in her office. They turn not being Danny, he freaks out to be [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay a major plot point]] in and starts roughing up the episode.doctors office.



* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: As her test to make sure Danny is who he says, Joy sends him a jumbo bag of M&Ms. When he returns it without a single brown one left (as when they were kids, they always ate them together and didn't eat the brown ones), she knows it's him [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and breaks into tears]].
* TheUnapologetic: In response to observing Kyle's constant apologizing, Harold points out that after living under his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] and having to apologize every time he was [[DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff whipped with a belt]] for making him exert himself, he refuses to apologize for anything.

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* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: As her test to make sure Danny is who he says, Joy sends him a jumbo bag of M&Ms. When he returns it without a single brown one left (as when they were kids, they always ate them together and didn't eat the brown ones), she knows it's him [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and breaks into tears]].
tears]]. Later the psychiatrist also asks Danny about details of his childhood, which then convinces him that he really is who he says.
* StealthHiBye: Harold appears in Danny's sleeping room within moments when the lights are turned off.
* TheUnapologetic: In response to observing Kyle's constant apologizing, Harold points out that after living under his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] and having to apologize every time he was [[DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff whipped with a belt]] for making him exert himself, he refuses to apologize for anything.anything.
* YankTheDogsChain: Just when Danny thinks he can walk free because the psychiatrist finally believes him, he gets told that he also believes he suffers mental issues and thus has to stay for treatment.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Ward manages to accidentally break Danny free when his call for Danny to be beaten (possibly to death) results in enough pain to knock Danny out of his drug-fueled haze, letting him finally summon the Iron Fist to escape.


* ProductPlacement: Joy keeps several bags of M&Ms stashed in a filing cabinet in her office.

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* ProductPlacement: Joy keeps several bags of M&Ms stashed in a filing cabinet in her office. They turn out to be [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay a major plot point]] in the episode.


* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: As her test to make sure Danny is who he says, Joy sends him a jumbo bag of M&Ms. When he returns it without a single brown one left, she knows it's him [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and breaks into tears]].

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* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: As her test to make sure Danny is who he says, Joy sends him a jumbo bag of M&Ms. When he returns it without a single brown one left, left (as when they were kids, they always ate them together and didn't eat the brown ones), she knows it's him [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and breaks into tears]].

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* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: As her test to make sure Danny is who he says, Joy sends him a jumbo bag of M&Ms. When he returns it without a single brown one left, she knows it's him [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and breaks into tears]].

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