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* NonIndicativeName: Despite being called "the Badlands," the land is lush and green with plenty of wildlife -- what makes them "bad" is that it's full of ruthless killers, many of whom are badass OneManArmy martial artists who can kill other experienced killers by the dozen. [[spoiler:The "Outlying Territories" are ''even worse'' -- {{Thirsty Desert}}s that no-one's successfully traversed... and filled with just as many killers -- though luckily they seem to lack the super-martial artists of the Badlands]].

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* NonIndicativeName: Despite being called "the Badlands," the land is Barons' territories are lush and green with plenty of wildlife -- what makes them "bad" is that it's they're full of ruthless killers, many of whom are badass OneManArmy martial artists who can kill other experienced killers by the dozen. [[spoiler:The "Outlying Territories" are ''even worse'' -- {{Thirsty Desert}}s that no-one's successfully traversed... and filled with just as many killers -- though luckily they seem to lack the super-martial artists of the Badlands]].


* HufflepuffHouse: There are seven Barons in the Badlands, but only Quinn, The Widow and Jacobee get any screentime or are actively involved with the plot during the first season. Averted in the second season with the other barons introduced, most prominently Baron Chau.

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* HufflepuffHouse: There are seven Barons in the Badlands, but only Quinn, The Widow and Jacobee get any screentime or are actively involved with the plot during the first season. Averted in the second season Season Two with the other barons introduced, most prominently Baron Chau.Chau. [[spoiler:Chau and the Widow are the only ones left by Season Three]].


* NotHyperbole: Bajie ended up in the mines when the opium for a deal he was brokering turned out to be shit. Which he means literally as in actual human feces, compressed into Quinn's trademark coiled armadillo-shaped bricks.

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* NotHyperbole: Bajie ended up in the mines when the opium for a deal he was brokering turned out to be shit. Which he means literally as in actual human feces, compressed into bricks and stamped with Quinn's trademark coiled armadillo-shaped bricks.armadillo.


* KarmaHoudini: So far in Season 2, The River King has yet to appear again let alone [[spoiler: get his comeuppance for selling Sunny off into slavery earlier in ending of the first season.

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* KarmaHoudini: So far in Season 2, The [[spoiler:The River King has yet to appear again let alone [[spoiler: get his comeuppance for selling Sunny off into slavery earlier in ending of the first season.season]].


* HistoryRepeats: The series mixes and mashes feudal societies from all over the world and throughout history -- [[JidaiGeki feudal Japan]], ImperialChina, [[TheMiddleAges medieval Europe]], [[UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica antebellum South]] -- and shows that they are NotSoDifferent in all ways save name; [[ProudWarriorRace an ideology of glorifying endless war]], [[NoBloodForPhlebotinum monopolization of resources by a small elite]], [[MightMakesRight the domination and exploitation of the weak by the strong]].

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* HistoryRepeats: The series mixes and mashes feudal societies from all over the world and throughout history -- [[JidaiGeki feudal Japan]], ImperialChina, [[TheMiddleAges medieval Europe]], [[UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica antebellum South]] -- and shows that they are NotSoDifferent in all any ways save name; [[ProudWarriorRace an ideology of glorifying endless war]], [[NoBloodForPhlebotinum monopolization of resources by a small elite]], [[MightMakesRight the domination and exploitation of the weak by the strong]].


* HistoryRepeats: The series mixes and mashes feudal societies from all over the world and throughout history -- [[JidaiGeki feudal Japan]], ImperialChina, [[TheMiddleAges medieval Europe]], [[UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica antebellum South]] -- and shows that they are NotSoDifferent in all ways save name; [[ProudWarriorRace an ideology of glorifying endless war]], [[NoBloodForPhlebotinum monopolization of resources by a small elite]], [[MightMakesRight the domination and exploitation of the weak by the strong]].



* NotSoDifferent: The series mixes and mashes feudal societies from all over the world and throughout history -- [[JidaiGeki feudal Japan]], ImperialChina, [[TheMiddleAges medieval Europe]], [[UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica antebellum South]] -- and shows that they are ''absolutely identical'' in all ways save name; [[ProudWarriorRace an ideology of glorifying endless war]], [[NoBloodForPhlebotinum monopolization of resources by a small elite]], [[MightMakesRight the domination and exploitation of the weak by the strong]].

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*AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:A deeply twisted -- and ''reciprocal'' -- version when Quinn finally kills Ryder in Season 2. Quinn ''wants'' Ryder to inherit his title as Baron, and gives Ryder multiple opportunities to deliver a killing stroke, but in the end, Ryder is unable to overcome his love for his father and Quinn is unable to overcome his instincts to destroy his enemies; Quinn is left cradling his son's body, both cursing that Ryder wasn't strong enough to be his father's heir]].


* NotSoDifferent: The series mixes and mashes feudal societies from all over the world and throughout history -- Japan, China, Europe, antebellum South -- and shows that they are ''absolutely identical'' in all ways save name; [[ProudWarriorRace an ideology of glorifying endless war]], [[NoBloodForPhlebotinum monopolization of resources by a small elite]], [[MightMakesRight the domination and exploitation of the weak by the strong]].

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* NotSoDifferent: The series mixes and mashes feudal societies from all over the world and throughout history -- Japan, China, Europe, [[JidaiGeki feudal Japan]], ImperialChina, [[TheMiddleAges medieval Europe]], [[UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica antebellum South South]] -- and shows that they are ''absolutely identical'' in all ways save name; [[ProudWarriorRace an ideology of glorifying endless war]], [[NoBloodForPhlebotinum monopolization of resources by a small elite]], [[MightMakesRight the domination and exploitation of the weak by the strong]].


* NoWomansLand: Whether within the Badlands or outside of it, women are treated as little more than property to powerful men unless they're hypercompetent fighters like Zephyr or Chau.


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*NotSoDifferent: The series mixes and mashes feudal societies from all over the world and throughout history -- Japan, China, Europe, antebellum South -- and shows that they are ''absolutely identical'' in all ways save name; [[ProudWarriorRace an ideology of glorifying endless war]], [[NoBloodForPhlebotinum monopolization of resources by a small elite]], [[MightMakesRight the domination and exploitation of the weak by the strong]].
* NoWomansLand: Whether within the Badlands or outside of it, women are treated as little more than property to powerful men unless they're hypercompetent fighters like Zephyr or Chau.


* NonIndicativeName: Despite being called "the Badlands," the Territories are lush and green with plenty of wildlife -- what makes them "bad" is that it's full of ruthless killers, many of whom are badass OneManArmy martial artists who can kill other experienced killers by the dozen. [[spoiler:The "Outlying Territories" are ''even worse'' -- {{Thirsty Desert}}s that no-one's successfully traversed... and filled with just as many killers -- though luckily they seem to lack the super-martial artists of the Badlands]].

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* NonIndicativeName: Despite being called "the Badlands," the Territories are land is lush and green with plenty of wildlife -- what makes them "bad" is that it's full of ruthless killers, many of whom are badass OneManArmy martial artists who can kill other experienced killers by the dozen. [[spoiler:The "Outlying Territories" are ''even worse'' -- {{Thirsty Desert}}s that no-one's successfully traversed... and filled with just as many killers -- though luckily they seem to lack the super-martial artists of the Badlands]].



* NotHyperbole: Bajie ended up in the mines when the opium for a deal he was brokering turned out to be shit. Which he means literally as in actual human feces wrapped in the opium paper.

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* NotHyperbole: Bajie ended up in the mines when the opium for a deal he was brokering turned out to be shit. Which he means literally as in actual human feces wrapped in the opium paper.feces, compressed into Quinn's trademark coiled armadillo-shaped bricks.


* TheGreatWall: [[spoiler:The southern border of the Badlands is one of these. Sunny is bewildered upon seeing it; given the Barons can barely keep oil refineries running, he can't believe they built a metal wall dozens of stories high and over five hundred miles long. Bajie says that it was there long before they came to power, and no-one knows who actually built it]].



* NonIndicativeName: Despite being called "the Badlands," the setting is green and has plenty of trees.

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* NonIndicativeName: Despite being called "the Badlands," the setting is Territories are lush and green and has with plenty of trees.wildlife -- what makes them "bad" is that it's full of ruthless killers, many of whom are badass OneManArmy martial artists who can kill other experienced killers by the dozen. [[spoiler:The "Outlying Territories" are ''even worse'' -- {{Thirsty Desert}}s that no-one's successfully traversed... and filled with just as many killers -- though luckily they seem to lack the super-martial artists of the Badlands]].


** Sunny is Sun Wu Kong, the Monkey King.
*** The parallel becomes even more apparent in season three, when Sunny expertly uses a quarterstaff to kick some ass on a few occasions.

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** Sunny is Sun Wu Kong, the Monkey King.
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King, a parallel that becomes even more apparent in season three, when Sunny expertly uses a quarterstaff to kick some ass on a few occasions.

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* NonIndicativeName: Despite being called "the Badlands," the setting is green and has plenty of trees.

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* ShotAtDawn: Happens twice in Dragonfly's Last Dance; firstly when [[spoiler: Lydia fails to return in time and Wren and Othur execute the hostages]] and again at the end of the episode when [[spoiler: The Widow has Wren and the other mutinous soldiers shot for treason.]]

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** The [[spoiler: Black Lotus]] introduced midway through season 3 seem to favour miniature Meteor Hammer/Mace combos, with heads stylized to look like a spiked lotus flower.

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