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* CainAndAbel: Simon and Barry, though they're only half-brothers and Simon didn't kill Barry.



* SiblingRivalry: Simon and Barry.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Robbie. And, in a small way, Krystal. Though she still dies, her death in the adaptation (accidental drowning while searching for a brother she feared had fallen into the water) will presumably keep her from being mistakenly remembered as just another worthless junkie, the way her death in the book (suicide by intentional OD) leaves her.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Robbie. And, in a small way, Krystal. Though she still dies, her death in the adaptation (accidental drowning while searching for a brother she feared had fallen into the water) will presumably keep her from being mistakenly remembered as just another worthless junkie, the way her death in the book (suicide by intentional OD) leaves her.]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:250:I am the ghost of Barry Fairbrother, and I am watching you. ... Clock's ticking, Pagford.]]


* DecidedByOneVote: Miles Mollison beats Colin Wall 198-197.

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* DecidedByOneVote: Miles Mollison beats Colin Wall 198-197. Notably, the election inspired such disgust that 35 voters simply submitted vandalized ballots as a form of protest.

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* DecidedByOneVote: Miles Mollison beats Colin Wall 198-197.


* HopeIsScary: While at Krystal Weedon's place, Barry asks her to come and stay at his and wife's house for the night. She rejects the offer, noting "I'd just have to come back here."



* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Robbie. And, in a small way, Krystal. Though she still dies, her death in the adaptation (accidental drowning while searching for a brother she feared had fallen into the water) will presumably keep her from being mistakenly remembered as just another worthless junkie, the way her death in the book (suicide by intentional OD) leaves her.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Robbie. And, in a small way, Krystal. Though she still dies, her death in the adaptation (accidental drowning while searching for a brother she feared had fallen into the water) will presumably keep her from being mistakenly remembered as just another worthless junkie, the way her death in the book (suicide by intentional OD) leaves her.]]
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* FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler: Krystal was essentially murdered in this adaptation, as opposed to her suicide in the book. The killers? Vikram, who should have tried to find Robbie's caregiver -- in this version Krystal was not having sex with Fats, and therefore was gone for a much shorter amount of time -- instead of taking him home and leaving his sister to assume the worst and go into the water looking for him. The other killer? Simon Price, whose thoughtless dumping of his stolen goods caught Krystal in the water and contributed to her drowning.]]

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*DemotedToExtra: Sukhwinder, who despite being a PoV character in the books, [[spoiler: and tries to save Krystal and Robbie from drowning]] is relegated to moody daughter in the series, with her role being given to Vikram.

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* FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler: Krystal was essentially murdered in this adaptation, as opposed to her suicide in the book. The killers? Vikram, who should have tried to find Robbie's caregiver -- in this version Krystal was not having sex with Fats, and therefore was gone for a much shorter amount of time -- instead of taking him home and leaving his sister to assume the worst and go into the water looking for him. The other killer? Simon Price, whose thoughtless dumping of his stolen goods caught Krystal in the water and contributed to her drowning.]]


* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Robbie.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Robbie. And, in a small way, Krystal. Though she still dies, her death in the adaptation (accidental drowning while searching for a brother she feared had fallen into the water) will presumably keep her from being mistakenly remembered as just another worthless junkie, the way her death in the book (suicide by intentional OD) leaves her.]]



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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Robbie.]]


* HappilyMarried: Barry and Mary as seen in the first episode. [[spoiler: HarsherInHindsight if you've read the book.]]

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* HappilyMarried: Barry and Mary as seen in the first episode. [[spoiler: HarsherInHindsight if you've read the book.]]


* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Howard, played by Michael Gambon, is far from being overweight as in the book, and Maureen looks more like a wax statue of Marilyn Monroe than anything.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Howard, played by Michael Gambon, is far from being overweight as in the book, Obbo is a muscled, tattoed man instead of instead of a [[IncrediblyLamePun hobo]] and Maureen looks more like a wax statue of Marilyn Monroe than anything.

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* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Barry Fairbrother and Simon Price go from "both had a hardworking mother and grew up in the Fields" to half-brothers (with different fathers).


* KirkSummation/ShutUpHannibal: Barry delivers an awesome one to Howard and the parish council about the cause of the council and Pagford and the Fields in general being a TrueCompanions sort-of community, and pointing out the hypocrisy behind wanting to keep the people of the Fields there.

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* KirkSummation/ShutUpHannibal: KirkSummation / ShutUpHannibal: Barry delivers an awesome one to Howard and the parish council about the cause of the council and Pagford and the Fields in general being a TrueCompanions sort-of community, and pointing out the hypocrisy behind wanting to keep the people of the Fields there.


* FoolishTwinResponsibleTwin: Well, more "jerkass twin and responsible NiceGuy twin", but Barry and Simon count.

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* FoolishTwinResponsibleTwin: FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Well, more "jerkass "irresponsible jerkass twin and responsible NiceGuy twin", but Barry and Simon count.

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