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*** Additionally, Chuck and Shaw's rematch in the final season featured a cameo appearance from Creator/StanLee in the episode. Given how both actors have now prominently gone on to play DC heroes (again in Routh's case), it feels like him showing up for the other team. Taking that into account it feels prophetic about his appearance in ''WesternAnimationTeenTitansGoToTheMovies'' where he comments about loving cameos so much he even makes them for the Distinguished Competition.

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*** Additionally, Chuck and Shaw's rematch in the final season featured a cameo appearance from Creator/StanLee in the episode. Given how both actors have now prominently gone on to play DC heroes (again in Routh's case), it feels like him showing up for the other team. Taking that into account it feels prophetic about his appearance in ''WesternAnimationTeenTitansGoToTheMovies'' ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGoToTheMovies'' where he comments about loving cameos so much he even makes them for the Distinguished Competition.

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*** Additionally, Chuck and Shaw's rematch in the final season featured a cameo appearance from Creator/StanLee in the episode. Given how both actors have now prominently gone on to play DC heroes (again in Routh's case), it feels like him showing up for the other team. Taking that into account it feels prophetic about his appearance in ''WesternAnimationTeenTitansGoToTheMovies'' where he comments about loving cameos so much he even makes them for the Distinguished Competition.


** Ryan McPartlin (aka "Captain Awesome") and Yvonne Strahovski stared in LEGO's first TVMovie, ''WesternAnimation/LEGOTheAdventuresOfClutchPowers''. Fast forward four years and LEGO's first theatrical feature, ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', is released. What's that movie's theme song? "Everything is Awesome."

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** Ryan McPartlin [=McPartlin=] (aka "Captain Awesome") and Yvonne Strahovski stared starred in LEGO's first TVMovie, ''WesternAnimation/LEGOTheAdventuresOfClutchPowers''. Fast forward four years and LEGO's first theatrical feature, ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', is released. What's that movie's theme song? "Everything is Awesome."


* AesopAmnesia: After Chuck and Sarah ''finally'' become a couple in the middle of season 3, the first episode afterwards has them learning they need to ''actually communicate with each other'' in a relationship. Over the course of the following two seasons, the writers went back to this ''far'' too often, with it seemingly being their go-to plot for Chuck[=/=]Sarah relationship angst.



* BreakoutCharacter: Despite the series suffering from a bit of ArcFatigue around Season 4, reception to Alexei Volkoff and Timothy Dalton's portrayal of him is often highlighted as a ''series'' high. He is easily the show's most famous villain and go-to excuse to re-watch it.



* MagnificentBastard:
** Sarah's dad. [[spoiler:Conning his partners, which saved his life and included ''his daughter'', out of 10 million dollars they helped him steal?]] Sure, that's pretty bastardly, but managing to [[spoiler:pickpocket the Cuban Cigar he gave Casey as a token of celebration to the success of the con, and then immediately be seen ''smoking the cigar while he still smokes his own?''']] Now ''that's'' Magnificent.
** Daniel Shaw. At first, he was TheScrappy for Team Bartowski, until his [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn, whereupon he bacame a formidable threat as the 'face' of The Ring, {{Chessmaster}} outflanked the entire CIA to take it over from within, killed Chuck's father, and [[EvilPlan masterminded the total defeat of Team Bartowski]]. Thankfully, Morgan, Ellie, and Awesome were there for the assist.]]
** [[spoiler:Alexei Volkoff. Villainous ObfuscatingStupidity has rarely been more awesome.]]
%% ** Carina.



** The trope is played in-show with Daniel Shaw, who achieves it by FaceHeelTurn into MagnificentBastard territory. Whilst his Scrappydom largely stems from [[DieForOurShip getting in the way of]] [[FanPreferredCouple Chuck and Sarah becoming a couple]], Shaw is still a somewhat bland character before the FaceHeelTurn. Once it happens, Routh's performance became a lot more [[EvilIsHammy charismatic]] and the shippers relished being able to hate for being the ''actual'' villain now.

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** The trope is played in-show with Daniel Shaw, who achieves it by FaceHeelTurn into MagnificentBastard territory.FaceHeelTurn . Whilst his Scrappydom largely stems from [[DieForOurShip getting in the way of]] [[FanPreferredCouple Chuck and Sarah becoming a couple]], Shaw is still a somewhat bland character before the FaceHeelTurn. Once it happens, Routh's performance became a lot more [[EvilIsHammy charismatic]] and the shippers relished being able to hate for being the ''actual'' villain now.



** Daniel Shaw. [[FanDumb Some fans]] saw him as a knockoff of Bryce Larkin written in to cover Matt Bomer leaving to do ''Series/WhiteCollar'', and not much else. Ignore his almost completely different relationships with all of the characters. And his FaceHeelTurn.

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** Daniel Shaw. [[FanDumb Some fans]] fans saw him as a knockoff of Bryce Larkin written in to cover Matt Bomer leaving to do ''Series/WhiteCollar'', and not much else. Ignore his almost completely different relationships Brandon Routh had virtually no chemistry with all the rest of the characters. And cast and was TheStoic to an extent in broke WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. At least until his FaceHeelTurn.FaceHeelTurn, when Routh proved that no, he's ''not'' actually a robot.



* TheScrappy:
** It is very, very hard ''not'' to hate Emmett Milbarge. [[TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste This is probably deliberate]], considering his actions towards the end of the season.
** Once again, Daniel Shaw. Or more specifically it was less the character than it was Brandon Routh's portrayal, as many fans found he had virtually no chemistry with the rest of the cast and was TheStoic to an extent in broke WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. At least until his FaceHeelTurn, when Routh proved that no, he's ''not'' actually a robot.



* SendingStuffToSaveTheShow: Fans have sent Nerds candy to the network, and in a variant, have also rewarded product placement sponsor Subway by buying footlong sandwiches.


*** On the subject of DC Comics castings, Zachary Levi himself went on to play [[Film/Shazam2019 Shazam]], with his role existing in the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse, while Routh's role is a part of the ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}''. Given the FandomRivalry between the two[[note]]due to characters from the latter often being either ExiledFromContinuity or killed off when they appear on the former since the films take higher priority, much to the chagrin of Arrowverse fans.[[/note]], the two's relationship as arch enemies can feel like the rivalries between the two DC franchises personified.

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*** On the subject of DC Comics castings, Zachary Levi himself went on to play [[Film/Shazam2019 Shazam]], with his role existing in the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse, while Routh's role is a part of the ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}''. Given the FandomRivalry between the two[[note]]due to characters from the latter often being either ExiledFromContinuity or killed off when they appear on the former since the films take higher priority, much to the chagrin of Arrowverse fans.[[/note]], the two's relationship as having Levi and Routh playing arch enemies can feel like the rivalries between the two DC media franchises personified.


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: "Chuck Vs. the Third Dimension" has a scene where the rock star played by Dominic Monaghan is dedicating his upcoming concert in Nelson Mandela's memory, the joke being that Monaghan's character was oblivious to the fact that Mandela was still alive. However, Mandela passed away in December 2013.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: "Chuck Vs. the Third Dimension" has a scene where the rock star played by Dominic Monaghan is dedicating his upcoming concert in Nelson Mandela's memory, the joke being that Monaghan's character was oblivious to the fact that Mandela was still alive. However, it's a lot less funny after Mandela actually passed away in December 2013.


*** On the subject of DC Comics castings, Zachary Levi himself went on to play [[Film/Shazam2019 Shazam]], with his role existing in the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse, while Routh's role is a part of the ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}''. Given the FandomRivalry between the two[[note]]due to characters from the latter often being either ExiledFromContinuity or killed off when they appear on the former since the films take higher priority, much to the chagrin of Arrowverse fans.[[/note]], the two's relationship as arch enemies can feel like the rivalries between the two DC franchises personified.

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*** On the subject of DC Comics castings, Zachary Levi himself went on to play [[Film/Shazam2019 Shazam]], with his role existing in the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse, while Routh's role is a part of the ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}''.''Series/{{Arrowverse}}''. Given the FandomRivalry between the two[[note]]due to characters from the latter often being either ExiledFromContinuity or killed off when they appear on the former since the films take higher priority, much to the chagrin of Arrowverse fans.[[/note]], the two's relationship as arch enemies can feel like the rivalries between the two DC franchises personified.

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*** On the subject of DC Comics castings, Zachary Levi himself went on to play [[Film/Shazam2019 Shazam]], with his role existing in the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse, while Routh's role is a part of the ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}''. Given the FandomRivalry between the two[[note]]due to characters from the latter often being either ExiledFromContinuity or killed off when they appear on the former since the films take higher priority, much to the chagrin of Arrowverse fans.[[/note]], the two's relationship as arch enemies can feel like the rivalries between the two DC franchises personified.


* LoveToHate: Both Shaw and Volkoff are the show's most iconic villains for very good reasons. Shaw for his charisma and intellect as well being the most despicable badguy on the show as well being just fun to hate because of it. Volkoff for being a delicious mix of being fun, goofy, hilarious along with being insane and ruthless at the same time.

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* LoveToHate: Both Shaw and Volkoff are the show's most iconic villains for for very good reasons. Shaw for his charisma and intellect as well being the most despicable badguy on the show as well being making him just fun to hate because of it. it. Volkoff for being a delicious mix of being fun, goofy, hilarious along with being insane and ruthless at the same time. time.


* A lot of fans liked Shaw a ''lot'' more after his FaceHeelTurn. Probably why he came BackFromTheDead...
* Alexei Volkoff, for Creator/{{Timothy Dalton}}'s deliciously hammy performance and for being CrazyAwesome, was embraced by fans and critics alike.

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* ** A lot of fans liked Shaw a ''lot'' more after his FaceHeelTurn. Probably why he came BackFromTheDead...
* ** Alexei Volkoff, for Creator/{{Timothy Dalton}}'s deliciously hammy performance and for being CrazyAwesome, was embraced by fans and critics alike.



* LoveToHate: Both Shaw and Volkoff are the show's most iconic villains for very good reasons. Shaw for his charisma and intellect as well being the most despicable badguy on the show as well being just fun to hate because of it. Volkoff for being a delicious mix of being fun, goofy, hilarious along with being insane and ruthless at the same time.

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* LoveToHate: Both Shaw and Volkoff are the show's most iconic villains for for very good reasons. Shaw for his charisma and intellect as well being the most despicable badguy on the show as well being just fun to hate because of it. Volkoff for being a delicious mix of being fun, goofy, hilarious along with being insane and ruthless at the same time. time.


** Alexei Volkoff, for Creator/{{Timothy Dalton}}'s deliciously hammy performance and for being CrazyAwesome, was embraced by fans and critics alike.



* EvilIsCool: A lot of fans liked Shaw a ''lot'' more after his FaceHeelTurn. Probably why he came BackFromTheDead...

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A lot of fans liked Shaw a ''lot'' more after his FaceHeelTurn. Probably why he came BackFromTheDead...BackFromTheDead...
* Alexei Volkoff, for Creator/{{Timothy Dalton}}'s deliciously hammy performance and for being CrazyAwesome, was embraced by fans and critics alike.


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* LoveToHate: Both Shaw and Volkoff are the show's most iconic villains for very good reasons. Shaw for his charisma and intellect as well being the most despicable badguy on the show as well being just fun to hate because of it. Volkoff for being a delicious mix of being fun, goofy, hilarious along with being insane and ruthless at the same time.


* AwesomeMusic: The show has its own [[AwesomeMusic/{{Chuck}} sub-page]].

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The show has its own [[AwesomeMusic/{{Chuck}} sub-page]].



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** The CIA is forbidden to operate within US borders, but nearly all the missions Chuck and co. undertake are local. CIA operatives are actually called ''officers'', CIA agents being native civilians who are cooperating with an officer, but Sarah is always referred to as Agent Walker instead of Officer Walker.

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** Pretty much everything the series shows about the various intelligence agencies it features is wrong. Neither the CIA nor the NSA has any law enforcement authority; in fact, the NSA doesn't even ''have'' field operatives and would not recruit them from paramilitary black ops teams if it did. Instead, they share their data with ''actual'' law enforcement, which then goes in to make the arrest. The idea of a rivalry between the CIA and NSA, featured in the first few episodes and presented as the reason the Intersect computer was repurposed in the first place (the CIA and NSA were ordered to "play nice"), makes very little sense, as the two agencies handle very different fields: the CIA gathers HUMINT (intelligence from living sources), and the NSA gathers SIGINT (intelligence from signals, including but not limited to emails, digital surveillance, and wiretapping). For comparison, the two agencies competing would be like an electronics store and a diner trying to drive each other out of business. The CIA is forbidden to operate within US borders, but nearly all the missions Chuck and co. undertake are local. CIA operatives are actually called ''officers'', CIA agents being native civilians who are cooperating with an officer, but Sarah is always referred to as Agent Walker instead of Officer Walker. [[ArtisticLicense Still, the show would not be nearly as entertaining if these agencies were handled realistically.]]


* FanNickname:
** Yvonne Strahotski. [[https://youtu.be/vg7bx1Ii9EI?t=2m28s Though the fans aren't the only ones who call her that.]]
** Fans also christened Morgan "The Beard", which stuck.
** [[Film/TheMummy1999 Agent Imhotep]] for Vincent, because of Arnold Vosloo's most famous role.


* Ryan McPartlin (aka "Captain Awesome") and Yvonne Strahovski stared in LEGO's first TVMovie, ''WesternAnimation/LEGOTheAdventuresOfClutchPowers''. Fast forward four years and LEGO's first theatrical feature, ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', is released. What's that movie's theme song? "Everything is Awesome."

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* ** Ryan McPartlin (aka "Captain Awesome") and Yvonne Strahovski stared in LEGO's first TVMovie, ''WesternAnimation/LEGOTheAdventuresOfClutchPowers''. Fast forward four years and LEGO's first theatrical feature, ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', is released. What's that movie's theme song? "Everything is Awesome."

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