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** TheSheriff in "Hangman" ultimately understands Phineas's decision to take the law into his own hands and [[spoiler:ensures his hanging isn't fatal.]]

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** TheSheriff in "Hangman" ultimately understands Phineas's decision to take the law into his own hands and [[spoiler:ensures [[spoiler: ensures his hanging isn't fatal.]]



** Sheriff Blythe in "Death Warrant" holds little sympathy for Pike and his methods but at the same time tries to get the bounty on him lifted out of a sense of duty, to keep more people pursuing it form dying, and perhaps to keep Mrs. Morrison from going to jail.
** Wesley in "The Sleepwalker" does fail to catch the killer for a while but only because there genuinely aren't no clues, is professional and friendly with a man whose his prisoner and helps figure out the truth to the solution at the end based on a brief SherlockScan. A lot of it helps that the main character is his best friend.

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** Sheriff Blythe in "Death Warrant" holds little sympathy for Pike and his methods but at the same time tries to get the bounty on him lifted out of a sense of duty, to keep more people pursuing it form from dying, and perhaps to keep Mrs. Morrison from going to jail.
** Wesley in "The Sleepwalker" does fail to catch the killer for a while but only because there genuinely aren't no any clues, is professional and friendly with a man whose his prisoner and helps figure out the truth to the solution at the end based on a brief SherlockScan. A lot of it helps that the main character is his best friend.



** Downplayed with The Sheriff in "The Good Chef" is a bit dim, but he does bother to question Emil over a couple of suspicious incidents Emil had some involvement with (although he's quickly misled) and based on the ending. [[spoiler:Didn't arrest Sean Hannigan for supposedly trying to kill Emil, a crime which he was in fact innocent of.]]

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** Downplayed with The Sheriff in "The Good Chef" Chef." He is a bit dim, but he does bother to question Emil over a couple of suspicious incidents Emil had some involvement with (although he's quickly misled) and based on the ending. [[spoiler:Didn't arrest Sean Hannigan for supposedly trying to kill Emil, a crime which he was in fact innocent of.]]


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** The head of the poker game in "The Gambler" tries to preside over a fair game and prevent the {{sore loser}}s from making trouble.


* ConvenientTerminalIllness: In "Death Warrant", Katherine Morrison takes advantage of the fact that is dying and has three months to leave to [[SuicideNotMurder frame John Pike for her murder]]: ensuring that he will not live much longer than hers, and thus avenging her son.

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* ConvenientTerminalIllness: In "Death Warrant", Katherine Morrison takes advantage of the fact that she is dying and has three months to leave to [[SuicideNotMurder frame John Pike for her murder]]: ensuring that he will not live much longer than hers, her, and thus avenging her son.


** In "Sisters of Mercy" Elizabeth and Katherine are outraged to see that the MorallyBankruptBanker keeps his businesses open on Sunday. This is partially because it ruins their robbery plan, but some of it is out of ennui shock at the disrespect and how it keeps the families of drunks form even having a day of reprieve.

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** In "Sisters of Mercy" Elizabeth and Katherine are outraged to see that the MorallyBankruptBanker keeps his businesses open on Sunday. This is partially because it ruins their robbery plan, but some of it is out of ennui genuine shock at the disrespect and how it keeps the families of drunks form from even having a day of reprieve.


* CulturedBadass: Retired gunman Wilf Otis in "The Bounty Hunter" has a book of What Whitman poems.

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* CulturedBadass: Retired gunman Wilf Otis in "The Bounty Hunter" has a book of What Walt Whitman poems.



* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Toyed with in "The Gambler" where the eponymous character is motivated by the increased luck the gun lends his game even though he's a decent card player on his own. [[spoiler: Once he realizes killing with the Gun does improve his game, after much mental wrestling he decides against deliberately seeking out another gunfight and plays one last game based on his own luck and skill, managing to win the pot.]]

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* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Toyed Played with in "The Gambler" where the eponymous character is motivated by the increased luck the gun lends his game even though he's a decent card player on his own. [[spoiler: Once he realizes killing with the Gun does improve his game, after much mental wrestling he decides against deliberately seeking out another gunfight and plays one last game based on his own luck and skill, managing to win the pot.]]



** Leo Sunshine in "The Imposter" is notable for never abusing his power and being perfectly nice to the people around him after assuming the role of town marshal. He just wants to talk to SoiledDove Angela instead of getting her to sleep with him. He takes good care of Marshal Hays horse. He shuts down his deputy's protection racket, saying that the salary the town pays them is what they agreed to and they shouldn't take more. He refuses to let a saloon owner run another peddler out of town (the way he used to get run out of town) and buys something from the man while encouraging others to do so. When he hears that Angela is leaving town to open a dress shop he doesn't get jealous or upset, but is instead happy for her, despite thinking that he'll miss her. And at the end of the episode once he decides to leave he initial contemplates leaving his horse behind due to feeling the town will be able to feed it better than he will.

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** Leo Sunshine in "The Imposter" is notable for never abusing his power and being perfectly nice to the people around him after assuming the role of town marshal. He just wants to talk to SoiledDove Angela instead of getting her to sleep with him. He takes good care of Marshal Hays horse. He shuts down his deputy's protection racket, saying that the salary the town pays them is what they agreed to and they shouldn't take more. He refuses to let a saloon owner run another peddler out of town (the way he used to get run out of town) and buys something from the man while encouraging others to do so. When he hears that Angela is leaving town to open a dress shop he doesn't get jealous or upset, but is instead happy for her, despite thinking that he'll miss her. And at the end of the episode once he decides to leave he initial initialyl contemplates leaving his horse behind due to feeling the town will be able to feed it better than he will.



* PassedOverInheritance: In "Next of Kin", several of Jeb [=McKinney=]'s potential inheritors are displeased when his will read, which divides his fortune among [[spoiler:his granddaughter]]. [[spoiler:his nurse]] and [[spoiler:Arthur, the groom whose father he was forced to kill many years ago]]. Particularly displeased is his feckless ne'er-do-well nephe Bruce, who had planned on inheriting control of Jeb's silver mine, only to discover that the only thing his uncle has left him is the eponymous Dead Man's Gun.
* PetTheDog: In "The Fortune Teller" Madame Gisella is a selfish and conniving character overall, but she does seem genuinely concerned for [=McCrory=] based on the vision she sees of him and urges him to take precaution to avoid being murdered in a robbery. She also has a scene where she compliments Jojo and rubs his head affectionately.

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* PassedOverInheritance: In "Next of Kin", several of Jeb [=McKinney=]'s potential inheritors are displeased when his will read, which divides his fortune among [[spoiler:his granddaughter]]. [[spoiler:his nurse]] and [[spoiler:Arthur, the groom whose father he was forced to kill many years ago]]. Particularly displeased is his feckless ne'er-do-well nephe nephew Bruce, who had planned on inheriting control of Jeb's silver mine, only to discover that the only thing his uncle has left him is the eponymous Dead Man's Gun.
* PetTheDog: In "The Fortune Teller" Madame Gisella is a selfish and conniving character overall, but she does seem genuinely concerned for [=McCrory=] based on the vision she sees of him and urges him to take precaution precautions to avoid being murdered in a robbery. She also has a scene where she compliments Jojo and rubs his head affectionately.



* {{Undertaker}}: "Buryin' Sam" centers around a pair of immoral undertakers who [[RobbingTheDead rob the dead]] who come into the possession of the cursed gun when widow asks for it to be buried with her deceased husband. A few other undertakes occasionally appear in minor roles, like one on "Hangman" who Phineas gives the gun as sarcastic compensation for his fee after a failed hanging.

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* {{Undertaker}}: "Buryin' Sam" centers around a pair of immoral undertakers who [[RobbingTheDead rob the dead]] who come into the possession of the cursed gun when widow asks for it to be buried with her deceased husband. A few other undertakes undertakers occasionally appear in minor roles, like one on "Hangman" who Phineas gives the gun as sarcastic compensation for his fee after a failed hanging.


** In "The Healer" the episode opens with Christy talking to a woman whose clearly a MissKitty type, who says it's been a while since she spent so much time on her back. Christy, lying down, replies it's been so long since she hurt that much. Then it's shown that she's in the middle of childbirth, having a baby. Also, the background of the scene showing the doctor walking home form the delivery implies the women may have been workers at a dress shop rather than prostitutes.

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** In "The Healer" the episode opens with Christy talking to a woman whose clearly a MissKitty type, who says it's been a while since she spent so much time on her back. Christy, lying down, replies it's been so long since she hurt that much. Then it's shown that she's in the middle of childbirth, having a baby. Also, the background of the scene showing the doctor walking home form from the delivery implies the women may have been workers at a dress shop rather than prostitutes.



* DotingGrandparent: The member of Jeb's daily he's closets to in "Next of Kin" is his granddaughter, although the relationship has some tension, particularly over the situation he set up.

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* DotingGrandparent: The member of Jeb's daily family he's closets to in "Next of Kin" is his granddaughter, although the relationship has some tension, particularly over the situation he set up.


* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Or rather, could have avoided ''every'' plot that didn't take place before it. In "Buryin' Sam" the eponymous character and his partner Theodore are told to bury the gun with it's latest owner by the man's widow (who clearly seems to blame the gun for her husbands death and possibly a souring in their relationship). If they had sealed the gun inside a coffin and buried it six feet under, then scores of future possessors of the gun (including Sam himself) would have been spared their misfortune and/or adventures. Instead, [[RobbingTheDead Sam and Theodore take the gun for themselves, as they normally do with the heirlooms and keepsakes their customers want to be buried with.]]

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Or rather, could have avoided ''every'' plot that didn't take place before it. In "Buryin' Sam" the eponymous character and his partner Theodore are told to bury the gun with it's its latest owner by the man's widow (who clearly seems to blame the gun for her husbands death and possibly a souring in their relationship). If they had sealed the gun inside a coffin and buried it six feet under, then scores of future possessors of the gun (including Sam himself) would have been spared their misfortune and/or adventures. Instead, [[RobbingTheDead Sam and Theodore take the gun for themselves, as they normally do with the heirlooms and keepsakes their customers want to be buried with.]]



** The Sheriff in "The Trapper" is an unpleasant man (albeit one who dislikes Boucher the villain) who makes no effort to punish Boucher for raping a Native American girl and openly says that ht believes Boucher is guilty but is too prejudiced against Indians to care even if Boucher is the man he'd be arresting. He also loots Boucher's body for the Dead Man's Gun at the end of the episode, implying he will be the next victim of its curse.
** In "The Photographer" Linden Davenport forces na unarmed petty thief who surrender peacefully to draw on him (while Lindens' gun is already pointed at him) just to gun him down and have a picture taken of it, and also tries to force himself on a woman at one point before falling to his death when she shoves him back in a panic and he falls through the balcony railing.

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** The Sheriff in "The Trapper" is an unpleasant man (albeit one who dislikes Boucher the villain) who makes no effort to punish Boucher for raping a Native American girl and openly says that ht he believes Boucher is guilty but is too prejudiced against Indians to care even if Boucher is the man he'd be arresting. He also loots Boucher's body for the Dead Man's Gun at the end of the episode, implying he will be the next victim of its curse.
** In "The Photographer" Linden Davenport forces na an unarmed petty thief who surrender peacefully to draw on him (while Lindens' gun is already pointed at him) just to gun him down and have a picture taken of it, and also tries to force himself on a woman at one point before falling to his death when she shoves him back in a panic and he falls through the balcony railing.



* EurekaMoment: One leads to the solution of [[spoiler:"The Sleepwalker"]] when a man sentenced to hang gives the sheriff his boots, saying their the same size and he desert' want them to go to waste. The sheriff is seen thinking about this, and later explains that he realized that the boot prints found near a dead man's body were bigger than his, meaning that, since he had the same shoe size as the man in jail, he was innocent.

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* EurekaMoment: One leads to the solution of [[spoiler:"The Sleepwalker"]] when a man sentenced to hang gives the sheriff his boots, saying their the same size and he desert' dosen't want them to go to waste. The sheriff is seen thinking about this, and later explains that he realized that the boot prints found near a dead man's body were bigger than his, meaning that, since he had the same shoe size as the man in jail, he was innocent.



* LikeASonToMe: Jeb seems fond and approving of his groom Peter in "Next of Kin", who he offered a job after Peter's father died [[spoiler:kileld by Jeb in self-defense while try gin to rob his mine]], even saying he wishes Peter had been his own son at one point.

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* LikeASonToMe: Jeb seems fond and approving of his groom Peter in "Next of Kin", who he offered a job after Peter's father died [[spoiler:kileld [[spoiler:killed by Jeb in self-defense while try gin to rob his mine]], even saying he wishes Peter had been his own son at one point.



** For the second half of the episode, Marie has a small yet noticeable mark on his cheek from where she's injured by Boucher when he rapes her.

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** For the second half of the her episode, Marie has a small yet noticeable mark on his her cheek from where she's injured by Boucher when he rapes her.



** "The Sleepwalker" seems to be this as people are being shot throughout town and the eponymous character worries he's doing this, as she are people he'd had petty squabbles with and his gun keeps missing bullets.

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** "The Sleepwalker" seems to be this as people are being shot throughout town and the eponymous character worries he's doing this, as she they are people he'd had petty squabbles with and his gun keeps missing bullets.


** In "The Regulator" Slayton finds out too late that his employers have hired another assassin to kill him after his mruder of a Union speaker, to eliminate any potential threats.

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** In "The Regulator" Slayton finds out too late that his employers have hired another assassin to kill him after his mruder murder of a Union speaker, to eliminate any potential threats.


* In "The Healer" the episode opens with Christy talking to a woman whose clearly a MissKitty type, who says it's been a while since she spent so much time on her back. Christy, lying down, replies it's been so long since she hurt that much. Then it's shown that she's in the middle of childbirth, having a baby. Also, the background of the scene showing the doctor walking home form the delivery implies the women may have been workers at a dress shop rather than prostitutes.

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* ** In "The Healer" the episode opens with Christy talking to a woman whose clearly a MissKitty type, who says it's been a while since she spent so much time on her back. Christy, lying down, replies it's been so long since she hurt that much. Then it's shown that she's in the middle of childbirth, having a baby. Also, the background of the scene showing the doctor walking home form the delivery implies the women may have been workers at a dress shop rather than prostitutes.

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** In "Stagecoach Marty" the guy who seduced her to set her up to be robbed can't bring himself to let his partner kill Marty.


** Downplayed with The Sheriff in "The Good Chef" is a bit dim, but he does bother to question Emil over a couple of suspicious incidents Emil had some involvement with (although he's quickly misled) and based on the ending, [[spoiler:Didn't arrest Sean Hannigan for supposedly trying to kill Emil, a crime which he was in fact innocent of.]]

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** Downplayed with The Sheriff in "The Good Chef" is a bit dim, but he does bother to question Emil over a couple of suspicious incidents Emil had some involvement with (although he's quickly misled) and based on the ending, ending. [[spoiler:Didn't arrest Sean Hannigan for supposedly trying to kill Emil, a crime which he was in fact innocent of.]]]]
** The marshal from “The Trial of Joe Dean Bonner” who went to arrest Bonner over a shooting but, as his ghost reveals, was aware of the CrimeOfSelfDefense nature of it (even if Bonner had prodded the guy) and wanted to bring Joe back peacefully for a fair trial. He also delayed drawing his gun due to the presence of children, which got him killed.


** In "The Photographer" the eponymous character takes up an apprentice who follows him and offers to work for free. The young man is subjected to somewhat unpleasant treatment, and observing a lot of the crooked and cold-blooded methods of his boss. At the end of the episode, he figures out what Travis is up and sets him up to get arrested, which he gleefully photographs (although its unclear if he's intending to become just like Travis or that is merely a one-time deed he felt Travis deserved) photographed. He also takes possession of the gun, but implies that he's GenreSavvy enough to not hang onto it for any longer than necessary.

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** In "The Photographer" the eponymous character takes up an apprentice who follows him and offers to work for free. The young man is subjected to somewhat unpleasant treatment, and observing a lot of the crooked and cold-blooded methods of his boss. At the end of the episode, he figures out what Travis is up and sets him up to get arrested, which he gleefully photographs (although its unclear if he's intending to become just like Travis or that is merely a one-time deed he felt Travis deserved) photographed.deserved). He also takes possession of the gun, but implies that he's GenreSavvy enough to not hang onto it for any longer than necessary.



* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Or rather, could have avoided ''every'' plot that didn't take place before it. In "Buryin' Sam" the eponymous character and his partner Theodore are told to bury the gun with it's latest owner by the man's widow (who clearly seems to blame the gun for her husbands death and possibly a souring in their relationship). If they had sealed the gun inside a coffin and buried it six feet under, then scores of future possessors of the gun (including Sam himself) would have been spared their misfortune and/or adventures. Instead, [[RobbingTheDead, Sam and Theodore take the gun for themselves, as they normally do with the heirlooms and keepsakes their customers want to be buried with.]]

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Or rather, could have avoided ''every'' plot that didn't take place before it. In "Buryin' Sam" the eponymous character and his partner Theodore are told to bury the gun with it's latest owner by the man's widow (who clearly seems to blame the gun for her husbands death and possibly a souring in their relationship). If they had sealed the gun inside a coffin and buried it six feet under, then scores of future possessors of the gun (including Sam himself) would have been spared their misfortune and/or adventures. Instead, [[RobbingTheDead, [[RobbingTheDead Sam and Theodore take the gun for themselves, as they normally do with the heirlooms and keepsakes their customers want to be buried with.]]


** The sheriff in "The Fortune Teller" in an arguable NobleBigotWithABadge way. He makes his dislike for the gypsy carnival plain and tells them not to stay in town too long, but immediately rejects the idea that their behind the murder of a young woman (being able to tell that the body has been exposed to the elements since before they came) and ultimately consults the fortune teller for information about the killer with some prodding from his AgentMulder deputy. When Gisele (falsely) claims that she can't; see the past, only the future, and that none of her previous customers have revealed anything useful for the sheriff, he displays disappointment about the news, but no disrespect towards Gisella before leaving.

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** The sheriff in "The Fortune Teller" in an arguable NobleBigotWithABadge way. He makes his dislike for the gypsy carnival plain and tells them not to stay in town too long, but immediately rejects the idea that their behind the murder of a young woman (being able to tell that the body has been exposed to the elements since before they came) and ultimately consults the fortune teller for information about the killer with some prodding from his AgentMulder deputy. When Gisele Gisella (falsely) claims that she can't; see the past, only the future, and that none of her previous customers have revealed anything useful for the sheriff, he displays disappointment about the news, but no disrespect towards Gisella before leaving.


* In "The Healer" the episode opens with Christy talking to a woman whose clearly a MissKitty type, who says it's been a while since she spent so much time on her back. Christy, lying down, replies it's been so long since she hurt that much. Then it's shown that she's in the middle of childbirth, having a baby.

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* In "The Healer" the episode opens with Christy talking to a woman whose clearly a MissKitty type, who says it's been a while since she spent so much time on her back. Christy, lying down, replies it's been so long since she hurt that much. Then it's shown that she's in the middle of childbirth, having a baby. Also, the background of the scene showing the doctor walking home form the delivery implies the women may have been workers at a dress shop rather than prostitutes.


** In "Ties that Bind" the local Sheriff is the BigBad, framing a man for a robbery which he was behind, He has an accomplice in the form of one the chain gang guards (who is willing to help murder the witnesses. Although the sheriffs chief deputy is an honest man and the other chain gang guard is somewhat thuggish but less brutal than his partner, and apparently honest.

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** In "Ties that Bind" the local Sheriff is the BigBad, framing a man for a robbery which he was behind, He has an accomplice in the form of one the chain gang guards (who is willing to help murder the witnesses.witnesses). Although the sheriffs chief deputy is an honest man and the other chain gang guard is somewhat thuggish but less brutal than his partner, and apparently honest.



** Leo Sunshine in "The Imposter" is notable for never abusing his power and being perfectly nice to the people around him after assuming the role of town marshal. He just wants to talk to SoiledDove Angela instead of getting her to sleep with him. He takes good care of Marshal Hays horse. He shuts down his deputy's protection racket, saying that the salary the town pays them is what they agreed to and they shouldn't take more. He refuses to let a saloon owner run another peddler out of town (the way he used to) and buys something from the man while encouraging others to do so. When he hears that Angela is leaving town to open a dress shop he doesn't get jealous or upset, but is instead happy for her, despite thinking that he'll miss her. And at the end of the episode once he decides to leave he initial contemplates leaving his horse behind due to feeling the town will be able to feed it better than he will.

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** Leo Sunshine in "The Imposter" is notable for never abusing his power and being perfectly nice to the people around him after assuming the role of town marshal. He just wants to talk to SoiledDove Angela instead of getting her to sleep with him. He takes good care of Marshal Hays horse. He shuts down his deputy's protection racket, saying that the salary the town pays them is what they agreed to and they shouldn't take more. He refuses to let a saloon owner run another peddler out of town (the way he used to) to get run out of town) and buys something from the man while encouraging others to do so. When he hears that Angela is leaving town to open a dress shop he doesn't get jealous or upset, but is instead happy for her, despite thinking that he'll miss her. And at the end of the episode once he decides to leave he initial contemplates leaving his horse behind due to feeling the town will be able to feed it better than he will.



* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Stickman, one of the other prisoners in "The Ties that Bind" has a bad cough (possibly as thee result of being forced to eat a lot of dirt) that he worries means he won't live to the end of his sentence and soon starts coughing up blood and soon does keel over.

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* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Stickman, one of the other prisoners in "The Ties that Bind" has a bad cough (possibly as thee the result of being forced to eat a lot of dirt) that he worries means he won't live to the end of his sentence and soon starts coughing up blood and soon does keel over.



* JayWalkingWillRuinYourLife: In "The Ties that Bind" Stickman laments that he's spent three years on a chain gang for stealing a chicken to eat, and that he'll likely die there.



* NobleBigotWithABadge: Arguably the sheriff in "The Fortune Teller". He makes his dislike for the gypsy carnival plain and tells them not to stay too long, but immediately rejects the idea that their behind the murder of a young woman (being able to tell that the body has been exposed to the elements since before they came) and ultimately consults the fortune teller for information about the killer with some prodding from his AgentMulder deputy.



* PassedOverInheritance: In "Next of Kin", most of Jeb [=McKinney=]'s potential inheritors are displeased when his will read. However, particularly displeased is his feckless ne'er-do-well nephe Bruce, who had planned on inheriting control of Jeb's silver mine, only to discover that the only thing his uncle has left him is the eponymous Dead Man's Gun.

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* PassedOverInheritance: In "Next of Kin", most several of Jeb [=McKinney=]'s potential inheritors are displeased when his will read. However, particularly read, which divides his fortune among [[spoiler:his granddaughter]]. [[spoiler:his nurse]] and [[spoiler:Arthur, the groom whose father he was forced to kill many years ago]]. Particularly displeased is his feckless ne'er-do-well nephe Bruce, who had planned on inheriting control of Jeb's silver mine, only to discover that the only thing his uncle has left him is the eponymous Dead Man's Gun.



* QuicksandSucks: IN "The Phrenologist" the current owner of the gun falls into a bog's quicksand and sinks to his death. Later in the episode, one of his partners meets the same fate.

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* QuicksandSucks: IN In "The Phrenologist" the current owner of the gun falls into a bog's quicksand and sinks to his death. Later in the episode, one of his partners meets the same fate.



** TheSheriff in "Hangman" ultimately understands Phineas's decision and ensures his hanging isn't fatal.

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** TheSheriff in "Hangman" ultimately understands Phineas's decision to take the law into his own hands and ensures [[spoiler:ensures his hanging isn't fatal. fatal.]]



** The sheriff in "The Fortune Teller" in an arguable NobleBigotWithABadge way. He makes his dislike for the gypsy carnival plain and tells them not to stay in town too long, but immediately rejects the idea that their behind the murder of a young woman (being able to tell that the body has been exposed to the elements since before they came) and ultimately consults the fortune teller for information about the killer with some prodding from his AgentMulder deputy. When Gisele (falsely) claims that she can't; see the past, only the future, and that none of her previous customers have revealed anything useful for the sheriff, he displays disappointment about the news, but no disrespect towards Gisella before leaving.
** Zigzagged with The sheriff in "The Ripper". He takes a while to be convinced there is a serial killer but displays some professionalism in questioning people and checking facts after it becomes clear he was wrong. [[spoiler:He then decides to keep the death of the Ripper a secret, partially out of fear for how the man's deception would reflect on him and give fodder to the anti-prostitution legislators of the states, although he seems to see this as a harmless deception.]]
** Downplayed with The Sheriff in "The Good Chef" is a bit dim, but he does bother to question Emil over a couple of suspicious incidents Emil had some involvement with (although he's quickly misled) and based on the ending, [[spoiler:Didn't arrest Sean Hannigan for supposedly trying to kill Emil, a crime which he was in fact innocent of.]]



* TrickedIntoEscaping: In "Ties that Bind" the main character and another chain gang prisoner are sent to fill up water buckets by the creek and the other man realizes that both of them are connected to a corrupt sheriff and that "we're in the middle of an escape attempt that's supposed to fail" as they see the head of the chain gang (an associate of the sheriff) lurk gin nearby with a gun, at which point they hurry back to the camp to make it clear they aren't trying to escape.

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* TrickedIntoEscaping: In "Ties that Bind" the main character and another chain gang prisoner are sent to fill up water buckets by the creek and the other man realizes that both of them are connected to a corrupt sheriff and that "we're in the middle of an escape attempt that's supposed to fail" as they see the head of the chain gang (an associate accomplice of the sheriff) lurk gin lurking nearby with a gun, at which point they hurry back to the camp to make it clear they aren't trying to escape.



* UnreliableExpositor: The mysteriously omniscient Mr. Smith (the guns creator) gets a moment of this in the finale, as when he tells the story of Raymond from "The Bounty Hunter" [spoiler:His story makes it out so that Raymond really did die on the gallows rather than it being AllJustADream.]]

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* UnreliableExpositor: The mysteriously omniscient Mr. Smith (the guns creator) gets a moment of this in the finale, as when he tells the story of Raymond from "The Bounty Hunter" Hunter". [spoiler:His story makes it out so that Raymond really did die on the gallows rather than it being AllJustADream.]]



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: In "Ties That Bind" the villain is tricked into confessing when he thinks a snake has been released near him, having a deathly fear of them.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: In "Ties That Bind" the villain is tricked into confessing when he thinks a snake has been released near him, having a deathly fear of them.snakes after one bit him in the past.


** The fate of [[spoiler:Edgar Thurlow]] who is buried alive in cement [[spoiler:while functionally immortal.]]

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** The fate of [[spoiler:Edgar Thurlow]] who is buried alive in cement [[spoiler:while functionally immortal.]]]] [[note]] Given how he was able to be faintly heard through the cement by the people who buried him, it's possible others might have eventually heard him and dug him up, but there's no guarantee of that and either way he's left facing an unpleasant time.[[/note]]



* TheArtfulDodger: Jojo in "The Fortune Teller" is a traveling carnival version, a kid who helps call out people to the fortune teller's wagon and isn't above picking their pockets in the process. It's unclear if he's meant to be Gisella's son or just a kid she took in (the later is implied by how he calls her Madame Gisella even when their alone together but that might just be out of habit to make her seem less normal and human to the costumers).

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* TheArtfulDodger: Jojo in "The Fortune Teller" is a traveling carnival version, a kid who helps call out people to the fortune teller's wagon and isn't above picking their pockets in the process. It's unclear if he's meant to be Gisella's son or just a kid she took in (the later is implied by how he calls her Madame Gisella even when their alone together but that might just be out of habit to make her seem less normal more mystic and human mysterious to the costumers).



* In "The Healer" the episode opens with Christy talking to a woman whose clearly a MissKitty type, who says it's been a while since she spent so much time on her back. Christy, lying down, replies it's been so long since she hurt that much. Then it's shown that she's in the middle of childbirth, having a baby.



* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: In "The Impostor", Leo is confronted by outlaw Wild Joe Tate, who knows that Leo is not the real John Hayes. Tate takes the gun off Leo and is about to shoot Leo with it. There is a gunshot, and then Tate topples forward. The camera then pans up to show SoiledDove Angela standing on the stairs holding a derringer.

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* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: In "The Impostor", Leo is confronted by outlaw Wild Joe Tate, who knows that Leo is not the real John Hayes. Tate takes the gun off Leo and is about to shoot Leo with it.it, saying that even if he can't get revenge against the real Hayes, letting people think he did well enhance his VillainCred. There is a gunshot, and then Tate topples forward. The camera then pans up to show SoiledDove Angela standing on the stairs holding a derringer.



** In "The Regulator" Susan is introduced as a reporter following the hired gunman Slattery, wanting to write his memoirs. She begins to get more involved in his criminal activities though, while appearing to still be loyal to him. [[spoiler:It turns out that she's already a professional assassin who uses the reporting as a cover and has been preparing to kill Slattery the whole time but was genuinely trying to learn some tools of the trade from him first.]]

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** In "The Regulator" Susan is introduced as a reporter following the hired gunman Slattery, wanting to write his memoirs. She begins to get more involved in his criminal activities though, while appearing to still be loyal to him. [[spoiler:It turns out that she's already a professional assassin who uses the reporting as a cover and has been preparing to kill Slattery the whole time but was genuinely trying to learn some tools of the trade from him first.]] She also takes the gun, leaving the possibility open that it's bad luck will affect her]]



* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Played with. Zane and Irene play it straight in “Fortune Teller” with the equal balance and tenderness of their love scene. Johnny and his wife Kate seem to play this straight in “Sleepwalker” but only one of the two turns out to be “good” in the end [[spoiler:Johnny, who is being framed by his wife.]] There’s also plenty of steamy love scenes with unsympathetic characters like in “The Black Widow” and “Next of Kin”.* GotVolunteered: Zigzagged in "Medicine Man" Styles is drunk and not really aware of what's going on when his saddle partner volunteers them to go hunt and kill an Indian just for the heck of it. Once he sobers up, he doesn't turn back or display any horror at the situation though (although he does decide to ScrewThisImOuttaHere after being injured by a trap soon afterwards).

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** In "The Black Widow" Tanya is both this and... you guessed it a BlackWidow.
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Played with. Zane and Irene play it straight in “Fortune Teller” with the equal balance and tenderness of their love scene. Johnny and his wife Kate seem to play this straight in “Sleepwalker” but only one of the two turns out to be “good” in the end [[spoiler:Johnny, who is being framed by his wife.]] The eponymous character in "Stagecoach Mrty" looks uncomfortable throughout her sex scene (she's a good character, he isn't). There’s also plenty of steamy love scenes with unsympathetic characters like in “The Black Widow” and “Next of Kin”.Kin”.
* GotVolunteered: Zigzagged in "Medicine Man" Styles is drunk and not really aware of what's going on when his saddle partner volunteers them to go hunt and kill an Indian just for the heck of it. Once he sobers up, he doesn't turn back or display any horror at the situation though (although he does decide to ScrewThisImOuttaHere after being injured by a trap soon afterwards).


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* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: In "The Healer" after delivering her baby, Christy mentions that the "no account who fathered this little girl" (the previous owner of the dead man's gun) ended up at the end of a rope.

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