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* 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. It is entirely possible he's actually dead.]]

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* 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. It is entirely possible season.
** He finally shows up again near the end of the first half of the third season, [[spoiler: and even though it looks like
he's actually dead.going to pull off another [[KarmaHoudini]], he isn't so lucky.]]

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*MenAreTheExpendableGender: Given that the vast majority of clippers are male, it's only normal for them to be fodder. Only the Widow employs a lot of women as fighters, and their deaths are treated much more dramatically. Come season 2, male clippers start being seen on the Widow's side, but mainly only serve as red shirts (ironic, given they wear blue).

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*** The parallel becomes even more apparent in season three, when Sunny expertly uses a quarterstaff to kick some ass on a few occasions.


* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun:]] Or rather, Chekhov's [[spoiler: Narwhal]] in Dragonfly's Last Dance.

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* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun:]] Or rather, Chekhov's [[spoiler: Narwhal]] in Dragonfly's Last Dance.Dance, which Sunny uses to [[spoiler: [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice kill the River King at the end of the episode]]]]

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* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun:]] Or rather, Chekhov's [[spoiler: Narwhal]] in Dragonfly's Last Dance.

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* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: In season two, Bajie sells Sunny out to the prison warden only to end up chained with him in a fight with other inmates. When Sunny demands to know why he shouldn't just kill Bajie right now, Bajie points out "it'll be pretty hard to fight your best when you're chained to a corpse."


** Sunny briefly underestimates one of the Widows Butterflies, and as a result receives his first wound of the series.

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** Sunny briefly underestimates one of the Widows Widow's Butterflies, and as a result receives his first wound of the series.


** Lydia's father is know as The Preacher and is a priest of the Totemists, a polytheistic faith that teaches acceptance of one's position in the world, and employs totems in its rituals. But even he is dismissive of the supernatural... [[spoiler:in public at least]].

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** Lydia's father is know known as The Preacher and is a priest of the Totemists, a polytheistic faith that teaches acceptance of one's position in the world, and employs totems in its rituals. But even he is dismissive of the supernatural... [[spoiler:in public at least]].


* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Quinn and Ryder are a sad example. [[spoiler: After Quinn tries to goad Ryder into killing him, Ryder can't bring himself to do. Quinn stabs him instead, but is left dazed and horrified realizing he actually killed his own son]].

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Quinn and Ryder are a sad example. [[spoiler: After Quinn tries to goad Ryder into killing him, Ryder can't bring himself to do.do it. Quinn stabs him instead, but is left dazed and horrified realizing he actually killed his own son]].


** The Widow's forces all wear turquoise and blue, but this is more notorious in her female warriors

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** The Widow's forces all wear turquoise and blue, but this is more notorious notable in her female warriors


* FightingFingerprint: Each of the Barons we've seen fight have styles that complement their personalities:

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* FightingFingerprint: Each of the Barons and major characters we've seen fight have styles that complement their personalities:



** Pilgrim's fighting style is graceful and fluid like water: he alternates between flowing like a river to deflect opponents and hitting like a tsunami if he puts his weight behind his blows.

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** Pilgrim's fighting style is graceful and fluid like water: water, nodding to his religious idealogy (baptism): he alternates between flowing like a river to deflect opponents and hitting like a tsunami if he puts his weight behind his blows.


** Quinn is not subtle or elegant: his style is direct and power-driven. [[spoiler: Averted in the season 2 finale. Once Sunny manages to disarm Quinn's long sword he responds by using two sais, effectively disarming Sunny despite being at a reach disadvantage. It's during this time that Quinn uses a more elegant weapon, a more complex fighting style and different tactics than anything up to that point. This suggests that Sonny was the ulimate opponent: Quinn could be brutal and simple with everybody else but it took Sonny to force him to change things up.]]

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** Quinn is not subtle or elegant: his style is direct and power-driven. [[spoiler: Averted in the season 2 finale. Once Sunny manages to disarm Quinn's long sword he responds by using two sais, effectively disarming Sunny despite being at a reach disadvantage. It's during this time that Quinn uses a more elegant weapon, a more complex fighting style and different tactics than anything up to that point. This suggests that Sonny was the ulimate ultimate opponent: Quinn could be brutal and simple with everybody else but it took Sonny to force him to change things up.]]


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** Pilgrim's fighting style is graceful and fluid like water: he alternates between flowing like a river to deflect opponents and hitting like a tsunami if he puts his weight behind his blows.


** Quinn is not subtle or elegant: his style is direct and power-driven.

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** Quinn is not subtle or elegant: his style is direct and power-driven. [[spoiler: Averted in the season 2 finale. Once Sunny manages to disarm Quinn's long sword he responds by using two sais, effectively disarming Sunny despite being at a reach disadvantage. It's during this time that Quinn uses a more elegant weapon, a more complex fighting style and different tactics than anything up to that point. This suggests that Sonny was the ulimate opponent: Quinn could be brutal and simple with everybody else but it took Sonny to force him to change things up.]]

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** [[spoiler: Lydia]]: [[spoiler: As of becoming the Widow's viceroy in Season 3, a Horse]]

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** Quinn also said this of Sunny in the Series premiere.

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