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* CaptainErsatz: Hamill's portrayal of the Trickster in this episode is essentially a live-action Joker. [[TropesAreNotBad Not that there's anything wrong with that.]]

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* CaptainErsatz: Hamill's portrayal of the Trickster in this episode is essentially a live-action Joker. [[TropesAreNotBad [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools Not that there's anything wrong with that.]]


* DeadManSwitch: Snart has incorporated one into the cold gun. If he lets go of the handle, the core will go critical and explode.

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* DeadManSwitch: DeadMansSwitch: Snart has incorporated one into the cold gun. If he lets go of the handle, the core will go critical and explode.


* EvenEvilHasStandards: Flash insists that Snart's PragmaticVillainy listed below is really this. It's up to the audience to decide who is right.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Flash insists that Snart's PragmaticVillainy listed below is really this. It's up to the audience to decide who is right. Snart didn't had any benefit from warning Barry of The Trickster and Mardon's plan.


* DramaticIrony: Patty at one point tells [[SuperSpeed Barry]] that she doesn't have time to get him up to speed [on Mardon]. He notes how ironic this is, quietly.

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* DramaticIrony: DramaticIrony:
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Patty at one point tells [[SuperSpeed Barry]] that she doesn't have time to get him up to speed [on Mardon]. He notes how ironic this is, quietly.quietly.
** Harry chastises Barry for having changed the timeline in the Mark Mardon incident. The thing is that Harry is alive because Barry did another timeline change that negated a deadly wave launched by Vandal Savage.


* PapaWolf: Joe recalls a time where, during a steak lunch, he got a feeling in his chest that something was wrong. He called Barry and Iris's school and learned Iris was ill. He brings this up to admit shame he never felt this way about his own son.

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* PapaWolf: Joe recalls a time where, during a steak lunch, he got a feeling in his chest that something was wrong. He called Barry and Iris's Iris' school and learned Iris was ill. He brings this up to admit shame he never felt this way about his own son.


* EnhanceButton: Team Flash uses this to determine a reflection in Trickster's eyes and figure out his location. Of course, STAR Labs could plausibly have the technology to do this, given the other superscience the team has used... but that doesn't justify Patty ''also'' doing it on a police station computer.

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* EnhanceButton: Team Flash uses this to determine a reflection in Trickster's eyes and figure out his location. Of course, STAR Labs could plausibly have the technology to do this, given the other superscience the team has used... but that doesn't justify Patty ''also'' doing it on a police station computer.



* HiddenAgendaVillain: The end of the episode reveals that Zoom hasn't been engaging in BondVillainStupidity, but has been pushing Barry to get faster so that he, Zoom, can steal his, Barry's, powers.

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* HiddenAgendaVillain: The end of the episode reveals that Zoom hasn't been engaging in BondVillainStupidity, but has been pushing Barry to get faster so that he, Zoom, Zoom can steal his, Barry's, Barry's powers.


* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Snart refusing to join Mardon and Jesse robbed us from seeing a formidable evil {{Badass}} PowerTrio and proto-Rogues team.

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Snart refusing to join Mardon and Jesse robbed us from seeing a formidable evil {{Badass}} badass PowerTrio and proto-Rogues team.


* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Mardon proves himself to be this instead of DumbMuscle. He's studied his powers and mastered them, studied the Flash's abilities, and analyzed his weaknesses. So he recruits a team to exploit them to the fullest.


--> '''Iris''': Yeah, well, who needs a Pulitzer when you have a homicidal maniac seal of approval?

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--> '''Iris''': Yeah, well, who needs a Pulitzer when you have a [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame homicidal maniac seal of approval?approval]]?

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* HiddenAgendaVillain: The end of the episode reveals that Zoom hasn't been engaging in BondVillainStupidity, but has been pushing Barry to get faster so that he, Zoom, can steal his, Barry's, powers.
-->'''Harry:''' You're fattening him up like a Christmas goose.


* CallBack: [[Recap/TheFlash2014S1E9TheManInTheYellowSuit Once again]], an EvilCounterpart to Barry says "Merry Christmas."


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* ContinuityNod: [[Recap/TheFlash2014S1E9TheManInTheYellowSuit Once again]], an EvilCounterpart to Barry says "Merry Christmas."

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: The Trickster attacks Flash with exploding dreidels.
-->'''Trickster:''' Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel. I made you out of [[MadBomber C4]]!

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* InSpiteOfANail: Apparently, one of the constants in the multiverse is ''Film/TheGodfather''.

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** Mardon's supervillain team of himself, Snart, and Jesse is a gag to the fact that the three of them were members of several iterations of the Rogues. Also related to this, Snart bails from the operation, which involves killing a bunch of people. Comics!Snart lived by a ThouShaltNotKill mindset, and this show's Snart [[Recap/TheFlash2014S1E16RogueTime was challenged by Barry to do the same in Season 1]], so this may or may not be a sign of his transition.

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* AlternateSelf: Averted. Jay says that there is no Trickster on Earth-2. Caitlin says "he's one of a kind".

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