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* ActorAllusion: "Danse Voudou" finds [[Series/TrueDetective Chas]] in Louisiana investigating occult murders done with a blade. He even takes his Yellow Crown Cab Co. car with him.

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* KillTheHostBody: This is the only means of defeating a powerful hunger demon. A human vessel must be chosen for the hunger demon to be held captive in, before the hunger demon consumes the host and ends up killing them as well as the demon along with it. After Gary mistakenly exorcises the vessel of the demon, John has Gary take the vessel's place where the demon [[FateWorseThanDeath consumes him over several days]].


''Constantine'' was one of three live-action DC Comics shows to premiere in 2014, along with Creator/TheCW's ''[[Series/TheFlash2014 The Flash]]'' and {{Creator/FOX}}'s ''Series/{{Gotham}}''. Though being on different networks originally made crossovers seem unlikely, Matt Ryan reprised his role as John Constantine on the [[Recap/ArrowS4E5Haunted fifth episode]] of Season 4 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', retroactively placing this show in continuity with The Series/ArrowVerse. Rights complications however initially prevented Constantine from appearing again, but on January 8th, 2017 it was announced that [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/constantine-animated-series-at-cw-seed-961873 the show is coming back as an animated show on CW Seed]] called ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Constantine}} Constantine: City of Demons]]'' with Matt Ryan again voicing the character. Tropes for that show should go [[WesternAnimation/{{Constantine}} here]]. He was also PromotedToOpeningTitles for ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' - contingent on the series getting renewed after a (highly) acclaimed season 3. Overall, 2018 would see Constantine hold the distinction of becoming the first character to be the title protagonist of ''three'' shows. [[note]]This one, the animated spin-off, and as a member of the Legends.[[/note]]

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''Constantine'' was one of three live-action DC Comics shows to premiere in 2014, along with Creator/TheCW's ''[[Series/TheFlash2014 The Flash]]'' and {{Creator/FOX}}'s ''Series/{{Gotham}}''. Though being on different networks originally made crossovers seem unlikely, Matt Ryan reprised his role as John Constantine on the [[Recap/ArrowS4E5Haunted fifth episode]] of Season 4 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', retroactively placing this show in continuity with The Series/ArrowVerse. Rights complications however initially prevented Constantine from appearing again, but on January 8th, 2017 it was announced that [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/constantine-animated-series-at-cw-seed-961873 the show is coming back as an animated show on CW Seed]] called ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Constantine}} Constantine: City of Demons]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ConstantineCityOfDemons'' with Matt Ryan again voicing the character. Tropes for that show should go [[WesternAnimation/{{Constantine}} [[WesternAnimation/ConstantineCityOfDemons here]]. He was also PromotedToOpeningTitles for ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' - contingent on the series getting renewed after a (highly) acclaimed season 3. Overall, 2018 would see Constantine hold the distinction of becoming the first character to be the title protagonist of ''three'' shows. [[note]]This one, the animated spin-off, and as a member of the Legends.[[/note]]


* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: In "A Whole World Out There", Ritchie tells Jacob Shaw who trapped and tortured souls in a PocketDimension "All this time you spent here, you could've been building worlds. You could've been redefining life and how we live it."

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* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: In "A Whole World Out There", Ritchie tells Jacob Shaw Shaw, who trapped and tortured souls in a PocketDimension PocketDimension, "All this time you spent here, you could've been building worlds. You could've been redefining life and how we live it."


* WoundedGazelleGambit: In "Blessed are the Damned," [[spoiler: the FallenAngel Imogen let Father Zachary take one of her feathers knowing it would ground her in the human world. Whether John helped her or the ghouls retrieved the feather didn't matter, either way she would have been able to stay in the human world.]] Even John admitted she fooled him.

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* WoundedGazelleGambit: In "Blessed are the Damned," [[spoiler: the FallenAngel Imogen let Father Zachary take one of her feathers knowing it would ground her in the human world. Whether John helped helps her or the ghouls retrieved the feather didn't doesn't matter, either way she would have been is able to stay in the human world.]] Even John admitted admitts she fooled him.


* TruerToTheText: It has been stated the series will stick closer to the spirit of the comic than the 2005 movie starring Creator/KeanuReeves. For starters, Constantine is a blond British man in a trenchcoat instead of a brunet American man in a suit. He still does exorcisms, but tends to do so through many faiths (explicitly invoking both Judaism ''and'' Hinduism as well as Christianity in the pilot) and other forms of magic as well.

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* TruerToTheText: It has been stated the The series will stick sticks closer to the spirit of the comic than the 2005 movie starring Creator/KeanuReeves. For starters, Constantine is a blond British man in a trenchcoat instead of a brunet American man in a suit. He still does exorcisms, but tends to do so through many faiths (explicitly invoking both Judaism ''and'' Hinduism as well as Christianity in the pilot) and other forms of magic as well.


* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: In "A Feast of Friends", [[spoiler:Lester found a man who had binding tattoos on body showing a demon was sealed inside of him. To seal it away again Constantine used Lester's.]]

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* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: In "A Feast of Friends", [[spoiler:Lester found finds a man who had binding tattoos on body tattoos, showing a demon was sealed inside of him. To seal it away again Constantine used Lester's.uses Lester's body.]]


* ProtectiveCharm: A couple of these going around. For example, John had protections against demonic possession[[spoiler:, which he removed to allow Pazuzu to possess him.]]

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* ProtectiveCharm: A couple of these going around. For example, John had has protections against demonic possession[[spoiler:, possession, [[spoiler: which he removed removes to allow Pazuzu to possess him.]]


** Other Demons in the show, have to possess bodies in order to do anything. The few demons that we see that are not in Human forms, are incredibly powerful and dangerous.

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** Other Demons in the show, show have to possess bodies in order to do anything. The few demons that we see that are not in Human forms, forms are incredibly powerful and dangerous.


* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Like Angels in The Prophecy, Angels in Constantine have incredible superhuman abilities, especially strength and speed, and they are marked on their necks with their names in Angelic script(in The Prophecy, it's a scar and its visible on their neck. In Constantine, it's right behind their right or left ear, and its tattoos here, not scars). They can also be killed by having their hearts removed(Manny has killed Imogen by doing this) and they have a tendency to wear black, or at least dark colors. They also know the names of all living beings, as they are able to see their names imprinted upon their souls(this is also a reference to traditional mythology, regarding Angels)

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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Like Angels in The Prophecy, Angels in Constantine have incredible superhuman abilities, especially strength and speed, and they are marked on their necks just behind the ear with their names in Angelic script(in The Prophecy, it's a scar and its visible on their neck. In Constantine, it's right behind their right or left ear, and its tattoos here, not scars). script tattoos. They can also be killed by having their hearts removed(Manny has killed Imogen by doing this) removed and they have a tendency to wear black, or at least dark colors. They also know the names of all living beings, as they are able to see their names imprinted upon their souls(this is also a souls, in reference to traditional mythology, mythology regarding Angels)Angels.


* MyGreatestFailure: Constantine had this after [[spoiler:a case he was working on in England resulted in a young girl being torn apart in front of him.]] So much so that he's in an asylum.
** In specific, [[spoiler:he attempted to SummonBiggerFish in order to deal with a possessed girl, only to lose control of the demon he summoned, resulting in it tearing the girl body to pieces and dragging her soul to hell.]]
*** The same goes for all of his old friends who were there. [[spoiler:Gary was high when the ritual began and ran and hid under a bed while Astra was dragged into hell.]]
** [[spoiler:Papa Midnite ended up doing something to his little sister that led to her death.]]
** [[spoiler:Anna Marie feels that introducing Constantine to the world of the occult was her greatest failure given he took the path to hell.]]

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** [[spoiler:Anna Anna Marie feels that introducing Constantine to the world of the occult was her greatest failure given he took the path to hell.]]


* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Liv gets hit with this after she realizes that her lack of action in following up on her scrying meant that a young boy was brutally murdered. This results in her being DroppedAfterThePilot.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Liv gets hit with this after she realizes that her lack of action in following up on her scrying meant that leads to a young boy was being brutally murdered. This results in her being DroppedAfterThePilot.


* MailOrderBride: The widow of the first miner who was burned to death in his shower was one of these. [[spoiler:Turns out she was the one who killed him with Romani Magic that called dead spirits of miners back up and into her power.]]

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* MailOrderBride: The widow of the first miner who was burned burns to death in his shower was one of these. [[spoiler:Turns out she was is the one who killed him with Romani Magic that called calls dead spirits of miners back up and into her power.]]


* LonelyRichKid: Gary Lester was one, and John mentioned that he bought their friendship and its why the others kept him around.

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* LonelyRichKid: Gary Lester was one, and John mentioned mentions that he bought their friendship and its why the others kept him around.

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