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* PaperDestructionOfAnger: Agent Mulder tries to write a report, but he ends up crinkling up the piece of paper. He throws it across the room and tries to hit the trash can. He misses. He proceeds to kick the can as if he was trying to destroy it. He's on edge because he stabbed a teenager with a wooden stake but he was drugged and convinced that the teen was a vampire.

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* AmusinglyShortList: Scully starts berating Mulder with "first of all", which is so huge she doesn't even need "a second of all".
-->'''Scully:''' First of all, if the family of Ronnie Strickland does indeed decide to sue the FBI for -- I think the figure is $446 million -- then you and I both will most certainly be co-defendants and second of all... I don't even have a second of all, Mulder. $446 million.


* LanternJawOfJustice: Sheriff Hartwell has a chiseled jaw-line.

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* LanternJawOfJustice: Sheriff Hartwell has a chiseled chiselled jaw-line.


* ManBitesMan: Vampire (without his fake teeth) Bites Man. When the coroner kindly put the stake out off Ronnie's chest, he attacked him and gnawed on his neck.
-->'''Skinner:''' The coroner's throat's been bitten.\\
'''Mulder:''' The coroner's dead?\\
'''Skinner:''' No, his throat was ''bitten''. Sort of... gnawed on.


** Where to start on Mulder? When he realizes he's been drugged, he calls Scully to help him, but he only manages to breathe very loudly and thus creeps her out; then hilariously outwits Ronnie by throwing seeds at him; then sings off-key a theme from ''Series/{{Shaft}}'' to Scully, and finally, he sticks a wooden stake through Ronnie's chest instead of arresting him.

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** Where to start on Mulder? When he realizes he's been drugged, he calls Scully to help him, but he only manages to breathe very loudly and thus creeps her out; then hilariously outwits Ronnie by throwing seeds at him; then sings off-key a theme from ''Series/{{Shaft}}'' ''Film/{{Shaft}}'' to Scully, and finally, he sticks a wooden stake through Ronnie's chest instead of arresting him.



* LanternJawOfJustice: Sheriff Hartwell has a chiselled jaw-line.

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* LanternJawOfJustice: Sheriff Hartwell has a chiselled chiseled jaw-line.



** In his account, Mulder is polite, reasonable and utterly professional in the face of Scully's unprofessional and condescending conduct. He effectively but respectfully defends his logical and well-thought out theories against Scully's bored, knee-jerk skepticism and long sufferingly puts up with all her selfish whining and complaining. And he respectfully tolerates the dimwitted hick Sheriff Hartwell even while Scully is inexplicably and unprofessionally swooning and fawning all over him.

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** In his account, Mulder is polite, reasonable and utterly professional in the face of Scully's unprofessional and condescending conduct. He effectively but respectfully defends his logical and well-thought out theories against Scully's bored, knee-jerk skepticism and long sufferingly long-sufferingly puts up with all her selfish whining and complaining. And he respectfully tolerates the dimwitted hick Sheriff Hartwell even while Scully is inexplicably and unprofessionally swooning and fawning all over him.



** ''Series/{{Shaft}}'': Drugged Mulder did or did not sing its theme song.

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** ''Series/{{Shaft}}'': ''Film/{{Shaft}}'': Drugged Mulder did or did not sing its theme song.

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* IToldYouSo: He doesn't say the words, but Mulder's triumphant expression when he and Scully learn that Ronnie's body has disappeared and that his coroner has been bitten (albeit in a "gnawed on" sense rather than a "drained of blood" sense) practically screams this.
-->'''Scully:''' ''[Astonished]'' But... he was ''dead''.\\
'''Mulder:''' ''[Quietly smug]'' I noticed that.\\
'''Scully:''' With a stake in his heart.\\
'''Mulder:''' ''[Still quietly smug]'' I noticed that too.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Mulder asks the mortician at the funeral home why a town of only a few hundred needs so many coffins on demand.


** In her account, Scully is calm, controlled and utterly professional in the face of Mulder's unprofessional and condescending conduct. She logically and coolly demolishes Mulder's crazy theories and long-sufferingly puts up with his scatter-minded eccentricities and selfishness. And while she is definitely charmed by the handsome Sheriff Hartwell, she is professional enough to keep it under her belt while Mulder belittles and patronises him.

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** In her account, Scully is calm, controlled and utterly professional in the face of Mulder's unprofessional and condescending conduct. She logically and coolly demolishes Mulder's crazy theories and long-sufferingly puts up with his scatter-minded eccentricities and selfishness. And while she is definitely charmed by the handsome Sheriff Hartwell, she is professional enough to keep it under her belt while Mulder unexplicably and unprofessionally belittles and patronises him.

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* StopBeingStereotypical: Sheriff Hartwell's statement to Scully about how Ronnie's actions "gives us all a bad name" and how the vampire community actually just tries to lead productive lives like any citizen could be taken by any member of a minority culture exasperated by how certain members say and do things that reflect poorly on the entire group.

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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Mulder notes towards the end that both he and Scully were, in their way, right about events. Scully was correct that the "vampire" killings were just a bunch of copycat murders committed by someone who had seen too many horror movies and identified too closely with the vampire, but Mulder was ''also'' correct that despite this, their murderer also happened to be an actual vampire (just one who didn't possess many of the cliched vampire abilities).


* BuffySpeak: Scully's in as much trouble as Mulder is, and she's not even the one who ''[mimes stabbing motions]'' with the thing.



* EatingTheEyeCandy: FemaleGaze is clearly manifested InUniverse. Scully is completely charmed by Sheriff Hartwell's cowboy looks, somewhat tough, yet also boyish and cute. She keeps watching him dreamily and is practically swooning over him.

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* EatingTheEyeCandy: FemaleGaze is clearly manifested InUniverse. Scully is completely charmed by Sheriff Hartwell's cowboy looks, somewhat tough, yet also boyish and cute. She keeps watching him dreamily and is practically swooning over him. In Mulder's recollection of events, at least; in her ''own'' recollection, [[SelfServingMemory she's a lot more professional about it]].


* AffectionateParody: Of vampire myths, of Mulder and Scully dynamics, of ''Series/TheXFiles''.

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* AffectionateParody: Of vampire myths, of Mulder and Scully dynamics, of ''Series/TheXFiles''.''The X-Files''.



-->'''Scully''': Heart weighs 370 grams, tissue appears healthy. Left lung weighs 345 grams, tissue appears healthy. Large intestine, 890 grams, yada yada yada.

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-->'''Scully''': -->'''Scully:''' Heart weighs 370 grams, tissue appears healthy. Left lung weighs 345 grams, tissue appears healthy. Large intestine, 890 grams, yada yada yada.



--->'''Scully:''' You're not gonna tell me you think it's that Mexican goatsucker thing.
--->'''Mulder:''' El Chupacabra? No, they got four fangs, not two, and they suck goats, hence the name.
--->'''Scully:''' So, instead, this would be...
--->'''Mulder:''' Classic vampirism.
--->'''Scully:''' Of a bunch of cows.

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--->'''Scully:''' -->'''Scully:''' You're not gonna tell me you think it's that Mexican goatsucker thing.
--->'''Mulder:'''
thing.\\
'''Mulder:'''
El Chupacabra? No, they got four fangs, not two, and they suck goats, hence the name.
--->'''Scully:'''
name.\\
'''Scully:'''
So, instead, this would be...
--->'''Mulder:'''
be...\\
'''Mulder:'''
Classic vampirism.
--->'''Scully:'''
vampirism.\\
'''Scully:'''
Of a bunch of cows.



-->'''Mulder:''' Historically, cemeteries were thought to be a haven for vampires as are castles, catacombs and swamps, but unfortunately, you don't have any of those.
-->'''Hartwell:''' We used to have swamps, only the EPA made us take to calling them wetlands.

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-->'''Mulder:''' Historically, cemeteries were thought to be a haven for vampires as are castles, catacombs and swamps, but unfortunately, you don't have any of those.
-->'''Hartwell:'''
those.\\
'''Hartwell:'''
We used to have swamps, only the EPA made us take to calling them wetlands.



* FreezeFrameBonus: It's a minor moment but during one stake-out with Hartwell, Mulder spills a few of his sunflower seeds. Hartwell unthinkingly picks each seed up, revealing he's obsessive-compulsive just like a vampire.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: FreezeFrameBonus:
**
It's a minor moment but during one stake-out with Hartwell, Mulder spills a few of his sunflower seeds. Hartwell unthinkingly picks each seed up, revealing he's obsessive-compulsive just like a vampire.



-->'''Kimberly the secretary''': Assistant Director Skinner's office. Oh, I'm sorry, he's about to go into a meeting. Yes, it may last several hours. [Scully hears it and her face goes into a {{downplayed}} OhCrap.] You're welcome. [The following argument is whispered intensely and impatiently.]
-->'''Scully''': Please just keep reminding him you were drugged.
-->'''Mulder''': Would you stop that?
-->'''Scully''': It couldn't hurt.
-->'''Mulder''': Stop it!
-->'''Skinner''': [leans through his office door] Scully? Mulder?
-->'''Mulder''': [jumps up] I was drugged!

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-->'''Kimberly the secretary''': secretary:''' Assistant Director Skinner's office. Oh, I'm sorry, he's about to go into a meeting. Yes, it may last several hours. [Scully ''[Scully hears it and her face goes into a {{downplayed}} OhCrap.] ]'' You're welcome. [The ''[The following argument is whispered intensely and impatiently.]
-->'''Scully''':
]''\\
'''Scully:'''
Please just keep reminding him you were drugged.
-->'''Mulder''':
drugged.\\
'''Mulder:'''
Would you stop that?
-->'''Scully''':
that?\\
'''Scully:'''
It couldn't hurt.
-->'''Mulder''':
hurt.\\
'''Mulder:'''
Stop it!
-->'''Skinner''': [leans
it!\\
'''Skinner:''' ''[leans
through his office door] door]'' Scully? Mulder?
-->'''Mulder''': [jumps up]
Mulder?\\
'''Mulder:''' ''[jumps up]''
I was drugged!



-->'''Mulder''': Ronnie Strickland, you have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Come on, cut it out, Ronnie.

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-->'''Mulder''': -->'''Mulder:''' Ronnie Strickland, you have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Come on, cut it out, Ronnie.



* PrisonRape: Implied when Mulder threatens Scully with a cell mate nicknamed Large Marge. This seems to be a somewhat favourite technique of his as he did it to the abducted boy in [[Recap/TheXFilesS03E20JoseChungsFromOuterSpace "Jose Chungs: ''From Outer Space''"]].

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* PrisonRape: Implied when Mulder threatens Scully with a cell mate nicknamed Large Marge. This seems to be a somewhat favourite technique of his as he did it to the abducted boy in [[Recap/TheXFilesS03E20JoseChungsFromOuterSpace "Jose Chungs: Chung's ''From Outer Space''"]].



--->'''Hartwell''': Yeah, obsessive... Like Rain Man! It's like when that old boy dropped them matchsticks, he had to pick them all up. Same thing, right?
--->'''Mulder''': Well, he didn't actually pick them up. He counted them.
--->'''Hartwell''': Oh, yeah. 247. Right off the top of your head.
--->'''Mulder''': Well, if he had picked them up, he would have been a vampire.
--->'''Hartwell''': Yeah. I'll tell you what. I know I'm in law enforcement, but I'd like to take him to Vegas myself. Am I right?
--->'''Mulder''': Well, that would be illegal, right?
--->'''Hartwell''': He's like a little calculator.

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--->'''Hartwell''': --->'''Hartwell:''' Yeah, obsessive... Like Rain Man! It's like when that old boy dropped them matchsticks, he had to pick them all up. Same thing, right?
--->'''Mulder''':
right?\\
'''Mulder:'''
Well, he didn't actually pick them up. He counted them.
--->'''Hartwell''':
them.\\
'''Hartwell:'''
Oh, yeah. 247. Right off the top of your head.
--->'''Mulder''':
head.\\
'''Mulder:'''
Well, if he had picked them up, he would have been a vampire.
--->'''Hartwell''':
vampire.\\
'''Hartwell:'''
Yeah. I'll tell you what. I know I'm in law enforcement, but I'd like to take him to Vegas myself. Am I right?
--->'''Mulder''':
right?\\
'''Mulder:'''
Well, that would be illegal, right?
--->'''Hartwell''':
right?\\
'''Hartwell:'''
He's like a little calculator.



* VampiresAreSexGods: {{Lampshaded}} by Agent Scully (the original AgentScully, no less) who admits that vampires are supposed to be charming and seductive creatures. And her "hoo boy" crush of a sheriff surely was charming and seductive, and he was also a vampire!
* WastebasketBall: Mulder apparently tries to start writing the report, but it is very hard. He tossed several pieces of paper into the bin.

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* VampiresAreSexGods: {{Lampshaded}} by Agent Scully (the original AgentScully, no less) who admits that vampires are supposed to be charming and seductive creatures. And her "hoo boy" crush of a sheriff surely was charming and seductive, and he was also a vampire!
* WastebasketBall: Mulder apparently tries to start writing the report, but it is very hard. He tossed tosses several pieces of paper into the bin.


* CurseCutShort: "Oh sh--!" [cut to the opening credits]

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* CurseCutShort: "Oh sh--!" [cut In the ColdOpen, Mulder chases down a vampire and drives a stake though his heart:
-->''[Scully shows Mulder his staking victim's very fake vampire teeth]''\\
'''Mulder:''' Oh sh-- ''[cut
to the opening credits]credits]''



* FreezeFrameBonus: It's a minor moment but during one stake-out with Hartwell, Mulder [[spoiler:spills a few of his sunflower seeds. Hartwell unthinkingly picks each seed up, revealing he's obsessive-compulsive just like a vampire]].

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* FreezeFrameBonus: It's a minor moment but during one stake-out with Hartwell, Mulder [[spoiler:spills spills a few of his sunflower seeds. Hartwell unthinkingly picks each seed up, revealing he's obsessive-compulsive just like a vampire]].vampire.



-->'''Skinner:''' The coroner's throat's been bitten.\\
'''Mulder:''' The coroner's dead?\\
'''Skinner:''' No, his throat was ''bitten''. Sort of... gnawed on.



* ThereIsNoRuleSix: Scully doesn't even have "second of all".

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* ThereIsNoRuleSix: Scully doesn't ThereIsNoRuleSix:
-->'''Scully:''' First of all, Mulder, if the family of Ronnie Strickland does sue the FBI for, I believe the figure is 446 million dollars, you and I will almost certainly be named co-defendants. And second of all... I don't
even have "second a second of all".all, Mulder. 446 million dollars.

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* ImprovisedCross: Mulder tries to arrest Ronnie, a teenage vampire who tries to resist and fights quite hard. There is also a whole community of vampires coming to help Ronnie. Mulder spots some garlic bread sticks, grabs two of them and shapes them into a cross. It doesn't work, so he throws them at the people. That doesn't work either.

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* ApologeticAttacker: After doping Scully's coffee, Sheriff Hartwell apologetically explains to her that while he and his (vampire) community try to lead decent, productive lives and are disgusted by Ronnie's attempts to live up to typical vampire cliches, ultimately he's one of their own and they have to protect him.

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