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* ChocolateBaby: Ray and Irma Whitecloud were expecting a Native American girl, so when Irma gave birth to a white boy, Ray thought his wife had been unfaithful and left the family. In fact, Cary Loudermilk is a mutant and shares a body with Kerry Loudermilk, who was the expected daugther.

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* NightmareOfNormality: [[spoiler: During the apparent final confrontation with the Devil With The Yellow Eyes in "Chapter 5", David and his allies are plunged into a mental recreation of the asylum from the beginning of the series and convinced that they are mundane, powerless human beings. Completely assimilated by the illusion, they remember nothing of their real-life experiences and regard any idea of their powers as facets of mental illness; amusingly enough, David actually seems quite content with his new life, believing himself to be well on the way to recovery.]]


* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[spoiler:David uses his powers to wipe Syd's memory after Farouk manipulated her into believing he was the real villain, then subsequently has sex with her, which is rape. Syd meanwhile used her own powers to have sex with her mother's boyfriend under false pretenses, which is also rape. David's crime is used an indication of his descent into complete villainy, while Syd's is used to illustrate of how broken and difficult her life is. the show demonstrates that neither David or Syd believe they've done nothing wrong with Syd actually framing her incident with her as the victim when she meets her teenage self in season 3.]]

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[spoiler:David uses his powers to wipe Syd's memory after Farouk manipulated her into believing he was the real villain, then subsequently has sex with her, which is rape. Syd meanwhile used her own powers to have sex with her mother's boyfriend under false pretenses, which is also rape. David's crime is used an indication of his descent into complete villainy, while Syd's is used to illustrate of how broken and difficult her life is. the The show demonstrates that neither David or Syd believe they've done nothing wrong with Syd actually framing her incident with her as the victim when she meets her teenage self in season 3.]]

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: David's entire goal during Season 3. [[spoiler: He ultimately succeeds]].


* TransformationRay: Division 3 had one. [[spoiler:Farouk-in-Oliver steals it in season 2 and then makes him use it on Amy, [[Comicbook/CalvinAndHobbes transmorgifying]] her into a new body for Lenny, whose consciousness is then placed inside it.]]

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* TransformationRay: Division 3 had one. [[spoiler:Farouk-in-Oliver steals it in season 2 and then makes him use it on Amy, [[Comicbook/CalvinAndHobbes transmorgifying]] [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes transmogrifying]] her into a new body for Lenny, whose consciousness is then placed inside it.]]


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** In Chapter 11, the Monk lays David out on a large black "6" on a white circle background, the exact font and shape of Number Six's badge from ''Series/ThePrisoner''.

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** In Chapter 11, the Monk lays David out on a large black "6" on a white circle background, the exact font and shape of Number Six's badge from ''Series/ThePrisoner''.''Series/{{The Prisoner|1967}}''.


''Legion'' is an Creator/{{FX}} television series based on the ComicBook/XMen character [[ComicBook/LegionMarvelComics of the same name]], created and executive produced by Creator/NoahHawley (''Series/{{Fargo}}''). The show was designed with a three-season run in mind, running from 2017 to 2019.

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''Legion'' is an Creator/{{FX}} Creator/{{FX|Networks}} television series based on the ComicBook/XMen character [[ComicBook/LegionMarvelComics of the same name]], created and executive produced by Creator/NoahHawley (''Series/{{Fargo}}''). The show was designed with a three-season run in mind, running from 2017 to 2019.


* AnachronismStew: In season 4, when Syd lives a second childhood with Melanie and Oliver, the setting seems to be a mixture of fairy tale, Victorian era, and late 20th century.

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* AnachronismStew: In season 4, 3, when Syd lives a second childhood with Melanie and Oliver, the setting seems to be a mixture of fairy tale, Victorian era, and late 20th century.



* FakeShemp: In season 4, many scenes in David's mind show him as a [[MesACrowd mob of Davids]]. Some of these crowds are portrayed by groups of extras dressed like David with their faces obscured.

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* FakeShemp: In season 4, 3, many scenes in David's mind show him as a [[MesACrowd mob of Davids]]. Some of these crowds are portrayed by groups of extras dressed like David with their faces obscured.


* CallingTheOldManOut: David gets a chance to call out his father, [[spoiler:Charles Xavier]], for abandoning him. Ultimately [[spoiler:the fact that David convinces his father to ''not'' leave the family is what will prevent David from becoming a supervillain]].



** [[spoiler: Possibly with David, who is said to become a supervillain in the future. By the end of the season, he's fled Division 3 and left his friends in the dust]].

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** [[spoiler: Possibly with David, who is said [[spoiler:David starts out as a sympathetic protagonist fighting to become a supervillain in the future. By the end regain control of the season, he's fled Division 3 his sanity and left his friends free himself from a psychic parasite. Later, he begins a descent into villainy and becomes a anti-villain protagonist, still sympathetic, but in the dust]].need of stopping]].



** Discussed, though with dubious authenticity, by [[spoiler:Amal Farouk]], who muses that "the villain" might be "the hero" all along. In the final episode, [[spoiler:Farouk reveals that he has become bored with villainy and instead embraces the affection he has built up for David by living inside him for over 30 years. He convinces his younger self to do the same]].

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** Discussed, though with dubious authenticity, Discussed by [[spoiler:Amal Farouk]], who muses that "the villain" might be "the hero" all along. In the final episode, [[spoiler:Farouk reveals that he has become bored with villainy and instead embraces the affection he has built up for David by living inside him for over 30 years. He convinces his younger self to do the same]].



* HowsYourBritishAccent: David is played by a British actor (you might recognize him for his previous role on Series/DowntonAbbey), but his accent in the show is some variant of "American". Until episode 7, that is, where [[spoiler:his superego manifests to him as... him, but with a classy British accent!]] Bonus points for David putting on an exaggerated version of the accent while talking to [[spoiler:said superego, and saying something he imagined his biological father saying - which also functions as a MythologyGag, as in the comics, David is [[Creator/PatrickStewart Professor Xavier]]'s son]].

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* HowsYourBritishAccent: David is played by a British an English actor (you might recognize him for his previous role on Series/DowntonAbbey), but his accent in the show is some variant of "American".he has an American accent. Until episode 7, that is, where [[spoiler:his superego manifests to him as... him, but with a classy British accent!]] English accent]]. Bonus points for David putting on an exaggerated version of the accent while talking to [[spoiler:said [[spoiler:his superego, and saying something he imagined his biological father saying - saying, which also functions as is something of a MythologyGag, as in call-forward to the comics, David reveal that his father is [[Creator/PatrickStewart Professor Xavier]]'s son]].Charles Xavier, an Englishman]].



* SettingUpdate: Weirdly inverted. Legion was created in the late '80s and reached his peak popularity in the mid-90s, yet the show is instead chock-full of fashion throwbacks and pop culture references to '60s and '70s, as if Legion were a Silver Age Marvel character.

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* SettingUpdate: Weirdly inverted. Zigzagged. The Legion was created in the late '80s and reached his peak popularity in the mid-90s, yet the show is instead chock-full of fashion throwbacks and pop culture references to '60s and '70s, as if Legion were series takes place in an AmbiguousTimePeriod, at times feeling more like a Silver Age Marvel character.story.

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* StrongGirlSmartGuy: Kerry (the girl) has superhuman fighting abilities, while Cary (the guy) is a genius inventor.


* SuperCuteSuperPowers: With Syd growing to accept her powers, she's begun practicing with them by swapping bodies with a cat. While in cat shape, she retains her sentience but takes on some of the cats instincts, such as playing with dangling strings and enjoying being petted. It's as cute as it sounds.

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* SuperCuteSuperPowers: With Syd growing to accept her powers, she's begun practicing with them by swapping bodies with a cat. While in cat shape, she retains her sentience but takes on some of the cats cat's instincts, such as playing with dangling strings and enjoying being petted. It's as cute as it sounds.


** David's parents were adults during World War 2 and still fairly young at his birth, putting David's birth date somewhere in the 1950s, meaning the show would take place somewhere in the 1980s.



* BadFuture: [[spoiler: The orb that kidnapped David in the season 1 finale was apparently sent from the future to send David a message. In episode 2, David is able to use MentalTimeTravel to see future Syd, who says that they must team up with the Shadow King to fight a bigger threat.It was now completely erased offscreen]]

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* BadFuture: [[spoiler: The orb that kidnapped David in the season 1 finale was apparently sent from the future to send David a message. In episode 2, Chapter 11, David is able to use MentalTimeTravel Mental Time Travel to see future Syd, who says that they must team up with the Shadow King to fight a bigger threat.It was now completely erased offscreen]]threat. In season 3, the characters time travel back to the 1950s, and from that perspective, the current timeline is the "bad future" that they're trying to prevent]].



* CapePunk: [[spoiler:The show starts to go down this route in season 2 with the finale implying that it [[VillainProtagonist will properly]] [[BewareTheSuperman become this]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters in season 3.]]]]

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