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* SomeoneToRememberHimBy:[[spoiler:Rick and Jenna's baby]] turned out to be this for her.

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* SomeoneToRememberHimBy:[[spoiler:Rick SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler:Rick and Jenna's baby]] turned out to be this for her.

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* SomeoneToRememberHimBy:[[spoiler:Rick and Jenna's baby]] turned out to be this for her.


* ProfessionalKiller: In the first episode, Jane hires Bracka to purge her asshole boss in revenge for him passing her over for promotion, and asks what country Penelope's family is from because they're Latino.

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* ProfessionalKiller: In the first episode, Jane hires Bracka to purge her asshole boss in revenge for him passing her over for promotion, and asks what country Penelope's family is from because they're Latino.promotion.


* BittersweetEnding: The final episode ends with [[spoiler:all but Jenna, Miguel, Penelope and Pete dead, but Jenna escapes to France with her baby while Miguel and Penelope are helping people by driving a triage van. France is debating their own version of the Purge, however.]]



** [[spoiler:After the sirens go off announcing the end of the Purge, Joe suddenly becomes all friendly with Miguel and Penelope, trying to act like he wasn't trying to kill them a minute earlier and cheerfully tells them he'll see them again next year. Miguel shoots him in the kneecaps and shoves him into a pool to drown.]]

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** [[spoiler:After After the sirens go off announcing the end of the Purge, Joe [[spoiler:Joe suddenly becomes all friendly with Miguel and Penelope, trying to act like he wasn't trying to kill them a minute earlier and cheerfully tells them he'll see them again next year. Miguel shoots him in the kneecaps and shoves him into a pool to drown.]]


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* DistantFinale: The final scene is set a year later just before the start of the next Purge. [[spoiler:Jenna has moved to France to avoid the Purge, while Miguel and Penelope are now running a triage van to help victims of the Purge.]]


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* NoMacGuffinNoWinner: Penelope threatens to kill one of her fellow captives in [[spoiler:Joe's cage]], knowing he's so psychotically obsessed with revenge that he'll do anything to stop it. When he gets too close, the other victim reveals she was playing along and rushes him, allowing Penelope to stab him in the eye.


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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToKillYou: [[spoiler:Joe]] saves several people from purgers because he has personal grudges against each of them and wants to kill them himself.


** [[spoiler: Joe]] is later shown to be one. He insinuates Jane, who is black, only get her job because of the business wanting to fill diversity quotas, and implies that Penelope isn't a real American because she's Latina, asking what country her family is from.

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** [[spoiler: Joe]] is later shown to be one. He insinuates Jane, who is black, only get her job because of the business she worked for wanting to fill diversity quotas, and implies that Penelope isn't a real American because she's Latina, asking what country her family is from.


** [[spoiler: Joe]] is later shown to be one. He insinuates Jane, who is black, only get her job because of the business wanting to fill diversity quotas, and implies that Penelope isn't a real American because she's Latina, asking her what country she's from.

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** [[spoiler: Joe]] is later shown to be one. He insinuates Jane, who is black, only get her job because of the business wanting to fill diversity quotas, and implies that Penelope isn't a real American because she's Latina, asking her what country she's her family is from.


** [[spoiler: Joe]] is later shown to be one. He insinuates Jane, who is black, only get her job because of the business wanting to fill diversity quotas

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** [[spoiler: Joe]] is later shown to be one. He insinuates Jane, who is black, only get her job because of the business wanting to fill diversity quotasquotas, and implies that Penelope isn't a real American because she's Latina, asking her what country she's from.


* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: David Ryker, Jane's boss, is extremely sexist. [[spoiler:On Purge night, he hosts a party where the guests can molest women through their clothing, specifically because he isn't allowed to do it the rest of the year. If the women go along with it, they get to live.]]
* ProfessionalKiller: In the first episode, Jane hires Bracka to purge her asshole boss in revenge for him passing her over for promotion.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: PoliticallyIncorrectVillain:
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David Ryker, Jane's boss, is extremely sexist. [[spoiler:On Purge night, he hosts a party where the guests can molest women through their clothing, specifically because he isn't allowed to do it the rest of the year. If the women go along with it, they get to live.]]
** [[spoiler: Joe]] is later shown to be one. He insinuates Jane, who is black, only get her job because of the business wanting to fill diversity quotas
* ProfessionalKiller: In the first episode, Jane hires Bracka to purge her asshole boss in revenge for him passing her over for promotion.promotion, and asks what country Penelope's family is from because they're Latino.


* KangarooCourt: The mock court [[spoiler: Joe]] runs. He claims if people confess to their "crimes" against him they'll be spared. In the only example we see of that happening though, he kills the prisoner anyway, on the basis that it supposedly wasn't sincere.

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* KangarooCourt: The mock court [[spoiler: Joe]] runs. He claims if people confess to their "crimes" against him they'll be spared. In the only example we see of that happening though, he kills the prisoner anyway, on the basis that it supposedly he wasn't sincere.


** In "Rise Up", a group of anti-NFFA members storm [[spoiler:the Stanton house]] and slaughter everyone they can get their hands on. Considering that most of the guests are either hardcore NFFA supporters or the kind of people willing to do business with borderline-fascists, it's hard to feel sorry for any of them.

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** In "Rise Up", a group of anti-NFFA members gunmen storm [[spoiler:the Stanton house]] and slaughter everyone they can get their hands on. Considering that most of the guests are either hardcore NFFA supporters or the kind of people willing to do business with borderline-fascists, it's hard to feel sorry for any of them.them.
* AttemptedRape:
** Jane is nearly raped by a Purger after she leaves the safety of her office, but is saved by the Matron Saints, a group of women who make it their mission to protect women on Purge night.
** It nearly happens again two episodes later, [[spoiler:when David has her tied up in his gallery]], but Joe interrupts this time.



* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: Jane]] is the first of the show's main characters to be killed.



* EyeScream: Penelope stabs [[spoiler: Joe]] in the eye during her escape. He has to remove the implement by hand afterward.



* KillThePoor: [[spoiler:Good Leader Tavis]] is a sham who lures in those the NFFA considers undesirable so she can manipulate them into killing themselves.

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* KangarooCourt: The mock court [[spoiler: Joe]] runs. He claims if people confess to their "crimes" against him they'll be spared. In the only example we see of that happening though, he kills the prisoner anyway, on the basis that it supposedly wasn't sincere.
* KillThePoor: [[spoiler:Good Leader Tavis]] is a sham who lures in those the NFFA considers undesirable so she can manipulate them into killing themselves.to willingly let themselves be killed during the Purge.



* NearRapeExperience:
** Jane is nearly raped by a Purger after she leaves the safety of her office, but is saved by the Matron Saints, a group of women who make it their mission to protect women on Purge night.
** It nearly happens again two episodes later, [[spoiler:when David has her tied up in his gallery]], but Joe interrupts this time.


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* VigilanteMan: There's a group of women called the Matron Saints who work to protect women from rape and other violence from Purgers. Joe also rescues people from others, killing Purgers in the process. [[spoiler: It turns out he then puts them on trial for various petty "offenses" against him though.]]


* AssholeVictim: In "Rise Up", a group of anti-NFFA members storm [[spoiler:the Stanton house]] and slaughter everyone they can get their hands on. Considering that most of the guests are either hardcore NFFA supporters or the kind of people willing to do business with borderline-fascists, it's hard to feel sorry for any of them.

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* AssholeVictim: AssholeVictim:
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In "Rise Up", a group of anti-NFFA members storm [[spoiler:the Stanton house]] and slaughter everyone they can get their hands on. Considering that most of the guests are either hardcore NFFA supporters or the kind of people willing to do business with borderline-fascists, it's hard to feel sorry for any of them.



* ComedicSociopathy: When Jane finds Alison standing over the dead body of her rival for the promotion, Alison calmly asks her if she's going to tell HR about the promotion, or if Alison has to do it herself. It isn't until after her promotion is in doubt that she starts freaking out.

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* ComedicSociopathy: ComedicSociopathy:
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When Jane finds Alison standing over the dead body of her rival for the promotion, Alison calmly asks her if she's going to tell HR about the promotion, or if Alison has to do it herself. It isn't until after her promotion is in doubt that she starts freaking out.out.
** [[spoiler:After the sirens go off announcing the end of the Purge, Joe suddenly becomes all friendly with Miguel and Penelope, trying to act like he wasn't trying to kill them a minute earlier and cheerfully tells them he'll see them again next year. Miguel shoots him in the kneecaps and shoves him into a pool to drown.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Joe]] not being as stand-up as the early episodes depict him is foreshadowed by the fact that he listens to the very pro-Purge talk show host each time he appears.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Joe]] not being as stand-up as the early episodes depict him is foreshadowed by the fact that he listens to the very pro-Purge talk show host self-help guru each time he appears.



* KnightInSourArmor: The Purge has made Pete cynical, but he readily jumps into action to help Miguel rescue Penelope.



* MotiveRant: As she makes her arrangements with Bracka, Jane launches into a whole speech about why her boss has to die. Bracka puts up with it for a minute or two, then finally cuts Jane off, telling her that she really doesn't need to know why.

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* MotiveRant: MotiveRant:
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As she makes her arrangements with Bracka, Jane launches into a whole speech about why her boss has to die. Bracka puts up with it for a minute or two, then finally cuts Jane off, telling her that she really doesn't need to know why.why.
** Once [[spoiler:Joe]] reveals who he really is, he launches into a steady steam of motive rants, complaining about everything from his non-existent love life to clients who screw him out of money to people who ''don't thank him for holding the door for them.''

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Joe]] not being as stand-up as the early episodes depict him is foreshadowed by the fact that he listens to the very pro-Purge talk show host each time he appears.


** [[spoiler:Joe]] kidnaps people who wronged him in the past, starting with his high school bully. In particular, he targets [[spoiler:Jane]] simply because she ditched him after a bad first impression during a date.

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** [[spoiler:Joe]] kidnaps people who wronged him in the past, starting with his high school bully. In particular, he targets [[spoiler:Jane]] simply because she ditched him after a bad first impression during a date.date and [[spoiler:Penelope]] for not thanking him for holding a door open.

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