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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Former show runner [[https://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3417732/former-showrunner-talks-ash-vs-evil-dead-season-2-finale-almost/ Craig DiGregorio stated in an interview]] that there was an alternate version of the Finale for Season 2 that sounded pretty interesting.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Former show runner [[https://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3417732/former-showrunner-talks-ash-vs-evil-dead-season-2-finale-almost/ Craig DiGregorio stated in an interview]] that there was an alternate version of the Finale for Season 2 that had been considered that sounded pretty interesting.


* UnintentionallySympathetic: Thomas. Being endlessly hounded by Ash as a kid likely made him the {{jerkass}} he is as an adult. Baal messing with his mind makes him even more sympathetic.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Thomas. Being endlessly hounded by Ash as a kid likely made him TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Former show runner [[https://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3417732/former-showrunner-talks-ash-vs-evil-dead-season-2-finale-almost/ Craig DiGregorio stated in an interview]] that there was an alternate version of the {{jerkass}} he is as an adult. Baal messing with his mind makes him even more sympathetic.Finale for Season 2 that sounded pretty interesting.

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** While their running, hiding and watching wasn't completely uninteresting, Amy and the other people hiding for the Larked Ones in Purgatory being rallied by Ash to help break out of there could have been interesting.


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** Heather's two friends can also inspire a little bit of this, as they could have provided a bit of ActionSurvivor humor and naiveté (considering they had attempted to brandish a flare gun and bear spray when first accosted).

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** Heather's two friends can also inspire a little bit of this, as they could have provided a bit of ActionSurvivor humor and naiveté (considering they had attempted to brandish a flare gun and bear spray when first accosted). The fact that they were given little to do despite both being played by experienced, somewhat prominent Australia and New Zealand performers adds to this.

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** In season 2, [[spoiler:Chet]] and [[spoiler:Lacey]] get anti-climatically killed barely half way through the season, and with a lot left to potentially contribute.
** Professor Knowby's student Tanya feels like just a SacrificialLamb when she could have been saved and provided a FishOutOfTemporalWater subplot.


* TheyWastedAPefectlyGoodCharacter:
** Heather. People feel she could've been a good {{Foil}} to the more brave and serious Kelly, and that the amount of suffering she went through was disproportionate and didn't add much to the plot.
** Heather's two friends can also inspire a little bit of this, as they could have provided a bit of ActionSurvivor humor and naiveté (considering they had attempted to brandish a flare gun and bear spray when first accosted).
** The survivalist militia could have been used to provide a bit of serious muscle against the Deadites (maybe even with Ash rallying a bunch of fighters like in ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'') but mostly just get used as canon fodder and take a while to even figure out what's going on.
** Zoe and her fellow Knights of Summeria had the potential to be TheCavalry instead of just RedShirt's and expand the series mythos further than they did.



* TheWoobie: Brandi's life has gone down the utter tubes. Not only has she had to see her best friend possessed and killed, she then witnesses her beloved mother Candi killed in front of her and is stuck with Ash, [[spoiler: who has no idea how to be a father and whose well-meaning, but clumsy attempts to bond with Brandi only terrify and upset her more. Then Ash has to destroy a Deadite version of her mother at Candi's own funeral which traumatizes her even more, and then Ash has to destroy an undead version of Brandi's hitherto unknown grandfather. Making it worse is that Brandi has no true understanding or context of any of this, making her an ordinary teenager hit by one trauma after another with a father who's best known for being a local serial killer.]]

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Brandi's life has gone down the utter tubes. Not only has she had to see her best friend possessed and killed, she then witnesses her beloved mother Candi killed in front of her and is stuck with Ash, [[spoiler: who has no idea how to be a father and whose well-meaning, but clumsy attempts to bond with Brandi only terrify and upset her more. Then Ash has to destroy a Deadite version of her mother at Candi's own funeral which traumatizes her even more, and then Ash has to destroy an undead version of Brandi's hitherto unknown grandfather. Making it worse is that Brandi has no true understanding or context of any of this, making her an ordinary teenager hit by one trauma after another with a father who's best known for being a local serial killer.]]]]
** Heather sees her friends (one of whom might have been her sister, based on dialogue) horribly killed, suffers a succession of painful injuries while before becoming isolated and alone in a very frightening situation, [[spoiler:And then turned into a deadite]].

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Heather. Most see her as a NiceGirl and InnocentBystander who is genuinely endearing due to some cute interactions with Pablo and the sheer TraumaCongaLine she has to go through. Others find her constant screaming in the face of deadites to be annoying and feel she contributes nothing to the plot though.


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* HilariousInHindsight: During Ash's MushroomSamba in "Brujo", one of the images we see is Nancy Reagan's famous "Just Say No" speech. Creator/BruceCampbell played UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan on ''Series/{{Fargo}}'', concurrently with this show.

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During Ash's MushroomSamba in "Brujo", one of the images we see is Nancy Reagan's famous "Just Say No" speech. Creator/BruceCampbell played UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan on ''Series/{{Fargo}}'', concurrently with this show.show.
** The fact that Lucy Lawless is playing Ash's TokenEvilTeammate is a bit of a switch-up for those who watched ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', where Campbell played LovableRogue Autolycus. It somehow feels apt since Creator/DynamiteComics already did a crossover between that show and ''Evil Dead''.


* PanderingToTheBase: Creator/SamRaimi has [[http://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/sam-raimi-interview/ admitted]] that the show's very existence is this, being made for the small, yet dedicated group of fans of the franchise, and even having Creator/BruceCampbell back in the role of Ash. [[TropesAreTools The fans seem to love it, so it's not like it was a bad thing]].

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* PanderingToTheBase: Creator/SamRaimi has [[http://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/sam-raimi-interview/ admitted]] that the show's very existence is this, being made for the small, yet dedicated group of fans of the franchise, and even having Creator/BruceCampbell back in the role of Ash. [[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools The fans seem to love it, so it's not like it was a bad thing]].

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* AcceptableTargets: Survivalist militias, as seen in "Fire in the Hole" where not only are they conspiracy theorists who are WrongGenreSavvy, but also creepily misogynist and get curb stomped every time a Deadite shows up.

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*** [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking There’s also the fact that Ash is having sex with his pants on in one shot.]]


* MagnificentBitch: The 1980s Ruby is one who never had the present day's HeelFaceTurn. Doing away with her demon husband Baal to be free of him when he loses his duel with Ash, Ruby births a demon spawn of her and Ash so she can subvert Ash's chosen one prophecy. Becoming a guidance counselor to turn Ash's long lost daughter Brandy against her, Ruby uses her child to kill others to frame Ash so she can make him the savior of humanity and keep her fellow Dark Ones sealed so she may rule the world and keep a tight lidded control on the forces of evil, while also using her friend Kaya as a mole in Ash's team. Even when defeated and left to the mercy of the Dark Ones, Ruby goes out defiant to the end, vowing that Ash will destroy them in turn.

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* MagnificentBitch: The 1980s Ruby is one who never had the present day's HeelFaceTurn. Doing away with her demon husband Baal to be free of him when he loses his duel with Ash, Ruby births a demon spawn of her and Ash so she can subvert Ash's chosen one prophecy. Becoming a guidance counselor to turn Ash's long lost daughter Brandy against her, Ruby uses her child to kill others to frame Ash so she can make him the savior of humanity and keep her fellow Dark Ones sealed so she may rule the world and keep a tight lidded control on the forces of evil, while also using her friend Kaya as a mole in Ash's team. Even when defeated and left to the mercy of the Dark Ones, Ruby goes out defiant to the end, DefiantToTheEnd, vowing that Ash will destroy them in turn.


* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Ash is still the same snarky IdiotHero we know and love, but a few episodes (like "Ashes To Ashes") give Bruce Campbell a chance to flex his dramatic muscles, as Ash thinks back on his life and the tragedies he's experienced.
* HilariousInHindsight: During Ash's MushroomSamba in "Brujo", one of the images we see is Nancy Reagan's famous "Just Say No" speech. Bruce Campbell played Ronald Reagan on ''Series/{{Fargo}}'', concurrently with this show.

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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Ash is still the same snarky IdiotHero we know and love, but a few episodes (like "Ashes To Ashes") give Bruce Campbell Creator/BruceCampbell a chance to flex his dramatic muscles, as Ash thinks back on his life and the tragedies he's experienced.
* HilariousInHindsight: During Ash's MushroomSamba in "Brujo", one of the images we see is Nancy Reagan's famous "Just Say No" speech. Bruce Campbell Creator/BruceCampbell played Ronald Reagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan on ''Series/{{Fargo}}'', concurrently with this show.



* TheWoobie: Brandi's life has gone down the utter tubes. Not only has she had to see her best friend possessed and killed, she then witnesses her beloved mother Candi killed in front of her and is stuck with Ash, [[spoiler: who has no idea how to be a father and whose well-meaning, but clumsy attempts to bond with Brandi only terrify and upset her more. Then Ash has to destroy a Deadite version of her mother at Candi's own funeral which traumatizes her even more, and then Ash has to destroy an undead version of Brandi's hitherto unknown grandfather. Making it worse is that Brandi has no true understanding or context of any of this, making her an ordinary teenager hit by one trauma after another with a father who's best known for being a local serial killer.]]

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* TheWoobie: Brandi's life has gone down the utter tubes. Not only has she had to see her best friend possessed and killed, she then witnesses her beloved mother Candi killed in front of her and is stuck with Ash, [[spoiler: who has no idea how to be a father and whose well-meaning, but clumsy attempts to bond with Brandi only terrify and upset her more. Then Ash has to destroy a Deadite version of her mother at Candi's own funeral which traumatizes her even more, and then Ash has to destroy an undead version of Brandi's hitherto unknown grandfather. Making it worse is that Brandi has no true understanding or context of any of this, making her an ordinary teenager hit by one trauma after another with a father who's best known for being a local serial killer.]]]]
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