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* ShoutOut: "Lady In Red" features a costume ball. While [[ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself in his own costume]], Johnny bumps into a guy dressed like Franchise/SpiderMan.


The original premise is that Johnny Domino, San Francisco's hottest young Jazz musician is struck by {{lightning|CanDoAnything}} and develops the power to hear the frequency of evil, like a radio. He also cannot sleep anymore. This somehow leads him to become a Batman-like hero, but with homemade gadgets.

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The original premise is that Johnny Domino, San Francisco's hottest young Jazz musician jazz musician, is struck by {{lightning|CanDoAnything}} and develops the power to hear the frequency of evil, like a radio. He also cannot sleep anymore. This somehow leads him to become a Batman-like hero, but with homemade gadgets.



The show is infamous for moving its production entirely to Canada for the second season, [[RememberTheNewGuy replacing all but the main lead with Canadian actors and then carrying on like nothing had happened]].

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The show is infamous for moving its production entirely to Canada for the second season, [[RememberTheNewGuy replacing all everyone but the main lead with Canadian actors and then carrying on like nothing had happened]].



* BlessedWithSuck: Johnny's powers give him the ability to read people's minds, in exchange of insomnia.
* ClipShow: In the season 1 finale, Johnny, in Heaven, witnesses events from his past in a Clip Show format.

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* BlessedWithSuck: Johnny's powers give him the ability to read people's minds, in exchange of for insomnia.
* ClipShow: In the season 1 finale, Johnny, in Heaven, witnesses events from his past in a Clip Show clip show format.



* DiplomaticImpunity: In one first season episode, a Chinese diplomat is smuggling stolen documents. It's actually subverted because the police try to search him anyway when they catch him but he still gets away because [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nightman had already destroyed the documents]].

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* DiplomaticImpunity: In one a first season episode, a Chinese diplomat is smuggling stolen documents. It's actually subverted because the police try to search him anyway when they catch him but he still gets away because [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nightman had already destroyed the documents]].



* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: When Johnny starts hearing other people's thoughts, this is the explanation offered by the medical consultant on psychic phenomena--who's apparently been spearheading our side of an ESP race with the Soviet Union.

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* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: When Johnny starts hearing other people's thoughts, this is the explanation offered by the medical consultant on psychic phenomena--who's apparently been spearheading our the American side of an ESP race with the Soviet Union.



* RememberTheNewGuy: On some episodes a character that Johnny seems to know for a long time appears out of nowhere and they act like everything is the same. Though more often than not expect these characters to have the life expectancy of a RedShirt.
* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco: Where the show supposedly takes place. The writers sometimes forget this and well...

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* RememberTheNewGuy: On some episodes episodes, a character that Johnny seems to know for a long time appears out of nowhere and they act like everything is the same. Though more often than not not, expect these characters to have the life expectancy of a RedShirt.
* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco: Where the show supposedly takes place. The writers sometimes forget this and well...this, however.


* DiplomaticImpunity: In one first season episode, a Chinese diplomat is smuggling stolen documents. It's actually subverted because the police try to search him anyway when they catch him but he still gets away because [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nightman had already destroyed them]].

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* DiplomaticImpunity: In one first season episode, a Chinese diplomat is smuggling stolen documents. It's actually subverted because the police try to search him anyway when they catch him but he still gets away because [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nightman had already destroyed them]].the documents]].

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* DiplomaticImpunity: In one first season episode, a Chinese diplomat is smuggling stolen documents. It's actually subverted because the police try to search him anyway when they catch him but he still gets away because [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nightman had already destroyed them]].


* RememberTheNewGuy: On some episodes a character that Johnny seems to know for a long time appears out of nowhere and they act like everything is the same. Though more often than not expect these characters to have the live expectancy of a RedShirt.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: On some episodes a character that Johnny seems to know for a long time appears out of nowhere and they act like everything is the same. Though more often than not expect these characters to have the live life expectancy of a RedShirt.


* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco: Where the show supposedly takes place. The writers sometimes forget this and well...



* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco: Where the show supposedly takes place. The writers sometimes forget this and well...

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* UnhandThemVillain: Played very straight in the pilot episode. A member of the group hiding weapons prototypes from corrupt government officials planning to sell them to America's enemies is kidnapped and dangled off the side of the Golden Gate Bridge.
-->'''[=McDermott=]:''' ''(after having given up the info they want)'' Will you let me go now?
-->'''Krueger:''' Certainly. ''(to henchman)'' Let him go.
-->'''[=McDermott=]:''' AAAAAAAUUUGGGGHHH!!!!


-->''"I will not place my life in the hands of a ... saxophone player!"''

''Night Man'' the television show is an adaptation of the Creator/MalibuComics' [[ComicBook/TheUltraverse Ultraverse]] character of the same name. A Glen Larson production, the show was developed for syndication and ran from 1997 to 1999.

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-->''"I ->''"I will not place my life in the hands of a ... saxophone player!"''

''Night Man'' the television show is an adaptation of the Creator/MalibuComics' Malibu Comics' [[ComicBook/TheUltraverse Ultraverse]] character of the same name. A Glen Larson production, the show was developed for syndication and ran from 1997 to 1999.


-->"I will not place my life in the hands of a ... saxophone player!"

''Night Man'' the television show is an adaptation of the Creator/Malibu Comics' [[ComicBook/TheUltraverse Ultraverse]] character of the same name. A Glen Larson production, the show was developed for syndication and ran from 1997 to 1999.

The original premise is that Johnny Domino, San Francisco's hottest young Jazz musician is struck by {{lightning|CanDoAnything}} and develops the power to hear the frequency of evil, like a radio. He also cannot sleep anymore. This somehow leads him to become a Batman-like hero, but with homemade gadgets. It is eventually revealed that the bolt that struck him [[spoiler:came from an alien spaceship stuck on The Moon.]]

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-->"I -->''"I will not place my life in the hands of a ... saxophone player!"

player!"''

''Night Man'' the television show is an adaptation of the Creator/Malibu Comics' Creator/MalibuComics' [[ComicBook/TheUltraverse Ultraverse]] character of the same name. A Glen Larson production, the show was developed for syndication and ran from 1997 to 1999.

The original premise is that Johnny Domino, San Francisco's hottest young Jazz musician is struck by {{lightning|CanDoAnything}} and develops the power to hear the frequency of evil, like a radio. He also cannot sleep anymore. This somehow leads him to become a Batman-like hero, but with homemade gadgets. It is eventually revealed that the bolt that struck him [[spoiler:came from an alien spaceship stuck on The Moon.]]
gadgets.



* BigBad: Kieran Keyes is the recurring antagonist of Season 2.
** Well, of course he is. He's played by Creator/KimCoates!

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* BigBad: Kieran Keyes is the recurring antagonist of Season 2.
** Well, of course he is.
2. He's played by Creator/KimCoates!



* ClipShow: In the season 1 finale, Night Man in Heaven witness events from his past in a Clip Show format.

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* ClipShow: In the season 1 finale, Night Man Johnny, in Heaven witness Heaven, witnesses events from his past in a Clip Show format.


* TakeThat: A character who gains the ability to change his appearance boasts about surpassing all previous contenders:
-->'''Bridges:''' You know the performer they dubbed "[[Creator/LonChaney the Man of a Thousand Faces]]"?
-->'''Samantha:''' Music/MichaelJackson?

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* TakeThat: A For a C-list superhero show there's a lot of tangential snark--often via the guest cast, weirdly enough.
** When a
character who gains the ability to change his appearance boasts is boasting about surpassing all previous contenders:
-->'''Bridges:''' --->'''Bridges:''' You know the performer they dubbed "[[Creator/LonChaney the Man of a Thousand Faces]]"?
-->'''Samantha:''' Music/MichaelJackson?--->'''Samantha:''' Music/MichaelJackson?
** And when Johnny briefly goes to heaven:
--->'''Simon:''' ''(consulting Johnny's dossier)'' Musician! We don't get many of those up here.


The basic premise is that Johnny Domino, San Francisco's hottest young Jazz musician is struck by {{lightning|CanDoAnything}} and develops the power to hear the frequency of evil, like a radio. He also cannot sleep anymore. This somehow leads him to become a Batman-like hero, but with homemade gadgets. It is eventually revealed that the bolt that struck him [[spoiler:came from an alien spaceship stuck on The Moon.]]

The TV version went on a strange path that ends up with him in PowerArmor that grants him FlyingBrick abilities. This leads Domino (and his friend Raleigh) on a quest to rid San Francisco of [[TheyFightCrime crime]]. Somehow, the definition of crime frequently fluctuates between mundane criminals like bank robbers and [[TheAggressiveDrugDealer drug dealers]] and vampires and [[DiabolusExNihilo extradimensional beasts]].

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The basic original premise is that Johnny Domino, San Francisco's hottest young Jazz musician is struck by {{lightning|CanDoAnything}} and develops the power to hear the frequency of evil, like a radio. He also cannot sleep anymore. This somehow leads him to become a Batman-like hero, but with homemade gadgets. It is eventually revealed that the bolt that struck him [[spoiler:came from an alien spaceship stuck on The Moon.]]

The TV version went on a strange path that ends up with him in one-off secret stolen-from-the-government PowerArmor that grants him FlyingBrick abilities.abilities, including an invisibility cape, flight, invulnerability to bullets, and the capacity to project a hologram of himself (which in a few episodes performs for him in his club while he's busy elsewhere). This leads Domino (and his friend Raleigh) on a quest to rid San Francisco of [[TheyFightCrime crime]]. Somehow, the definition of crime frequently fluctuates between mundane criminals like bank robbers and [[TheAggressiveDrugDealer drug dealers]] and vampires and [[DiabolusExNihilo extradimensional beasts]].


''Night Man'' the television show is an adaptation of the Creator/MalibuComics' [[ComicBook/TheUltraverse Ultraverse]] character of the same name. A Glen Larson production, the show was developed for syndication and ran from 1997 to 1999.

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''Night Man'' the television show is an adaptation of the Creator/MalibuComics' Creator/Malibu Comics' [[ComicBook/TheUltraverse Ultraverse]] character of the same name. A Glen Larson production, the show was developed for syndication and ran from 1997 to 1999.

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* WhamEpisode: Johnny's father dies in the premiere of the second season. Making it [[ItsPersonal a personal vendetta against Keyes]].

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* WhamEpisode: Johnny's [[spoiler:Johnny's father dies dies]] in the premiere of the second season. Making it [[ItsPersonal a personal vendetta against Keyes]].

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* SexySaxMan: Johnny, though he's more beefcake than the usual sultry version of this trope.

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