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*** Also, don't have your father-in-law as an investor, who openly hates you, and doesn't even wait til you leave the room to tell his partner he's going to cut you out of the deal.


** Some see William H. Macy's loss in the Best Supporting Actor category to Cuba Gooding, Jr. for ''Film/JerryMaguire'' to be this. Others find it odd that Macy was put here at all, as he's essentially the central protagonist before Marge arrives and was deserving of a Best Actor nomination.

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** Some see William H. Macy's loss in the Best Supporting Actor category to Cuba Gooding, Jr.Creator/CubaGoodingJr. for ''Film/JerryMaguire'' to be this. Others find it odd that Macy was put here at all, as he's essentially the central protagonist before Marge arrives and was deserving of a Best Actor nomination.


** If you're Wade, trust your son-in-law; you are '''not''' Creator/JohnWayne.

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** If you're Wade, trust listen to your son-in-law; you are '''not''' Creator/JohnWayne.


* CompleteMonster: [[YMMV/FargoSeasonOne Lorne Malvo]] & [[YMMV/FargoSeasonThree V.M. Varga]]. See the pages for more details.

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* CompleteMonster: [[YMMV/FargoSeasonOne Lorne Malvo]] & [[YMMV/FargoSeasonThree V.M. Varga]]. See the those pages for more details.


** If you're Jerry, make sure the guys you're hiring to kidnap your wife aren't trigger happy psychos and that you have a reliable way to reach each other in case the plan changes or something goes wrong.

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** If you're Jerry, make sure the guys you're hiring to kidnap your wife aren't trigger happy trigger-happy psychos and that you have a reliable way to reach each other in case the plan changes or something goes wrong.



** If you're Showalter, it's probably not a good idea to piss off your partner, who almost never speaks and has [[spoiler: already killed four people by this point... Though in Showalter's defense, he had been driving nonstop without sleep since he got shot, suffering blood loss and in unimaginable pain, and very likely wasn't thinking straight.]]
* JerkassWoobie: Showalter is a crook [[spoiler: and later murderer]] but with his reactions to the insane stuff going on, it's clear he's just as out of his depth as Jerry.
* MoralEventHorizon: Grimsrud shooting three people when he and Showalter are in danger of getting caught by the State Trooper. Showalter shooting [[spoiler: Jerry's father-in-law (an arguable AssholeVictim) and the parking lot attendant]].

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** If you're Showalter, it's probably not a good idea to piss off your partner, who almost never speaks and has [[spoiler: already [[spoiler:already killed four people by this point... Though in Showalter's defense, he had been driving nonstop without sleep since he got shot, suffering blood loss and in unimaginable pain, and very likely wasn't thinking straight.]]
straight]].
* JerkassWoobie: Showalter is a crook [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and later murderer]] murderer]], but with his reactions to the insane stuff going on, it's clear he's just as out of his depth as Jerry.
* MoralEventHorizon: Grimsrud shooting three people when he and Showalter are in danger of getting caught by the State Trooper. Showalter shooting [[spoiler: Jerry's [[spoiler:Jerry's father-in-law (an arguable AssholeVictim) and the parking lot attendant]].



* {{Squick}}: Showalter [[spoiler: with a hole shot through his cheek]], and the sight and especially gruesome sound of [[spoiler: Showalter's leg being jammed into a woodchipper while the rest of his body lies shredded in a big red triangle spouting outward from said machine.]]

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* {{Squick}}: Showalter [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with a hole shot through his cheek]], and the sight and especially gruesome sound of [[spoiler: Showalter's [[spoiler:Showalter's leg being jammed into a woodchipper while the rest of his body lies shredded in a big red triangle spouting outward from said machine.]]machine]].



** Jerry, for a while at least, even though his stupendous lack of foresight [[spoiler: results in his wife's death]]. This might make him more a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.

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** Jerry, for a while at least, even though his stupendous lack of foresight [[spoiler: results [[spoiler:results in his wife's death]]. This might make him more a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.



** To an extend, Showalter. He sure has some bad luck, getting beaten up with a belt, [[spoiler: shot in the face]], [[spoiler: killed with an axe]] and [[spoiler: pulled through a woodchipper]] all in the course of less than 24 hours.


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** To an extend, Showalter. He sure has some bad luck, getting beaten up with a belt, [[spoiler: shot [[spoiler:shot in the face]], [[spoiler: killed [[spoiler:killed with an axe]] axe]], and [[spoiler: pulled [[spoiler:pulled through a woodchipper]] all in the course of less than 24 hours.




* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mr. Wrench and Mr. Numbers the quirky duo of henchmen. Many praise the actors's chemistry, their cool scenes, and their catchy theme music. It helps that in one way or another [[spoiler:they're some of the only characters to have a presence in all three seasons]].
* GrowingTheBeard: While Season 1 was well-received, Season 2's reception has been even better. The characters were more fleshed out and complex and the action was ramped up for the climax. Many of the complaints, like how season 1 was too similar to the Coens's movie, and that many subplots were too detached, were rectified by making season 2 a more original, more cohesive whole.
* HarsherInHindsight: Lou suggests to Molly in the Season 1 premiere that she get a job as a hostess at his cafe as "people in this world are less inclined to shoot a hostess than, say, an officer of the law." Come the season 2 premiere [[spoiler: Rye Gerhardt's third victim and the third death of that season is none other than the hostess at the Waffle Hut]]. Lou investigated this crime, so he knew that getting shot was still a possibility.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mr. Wrench and Mr. Numbers Numbers, the quirky duo of henchmen. Many praise the actors's chemistry, their cool scenes, and their catchy theme music. It helps that in one way or another another, [[spoiler:they're some of the only characters to have a presence in all three seasons]].
* GrowingTheBeard: While Season 1 was well-received, Season 2's reception has been even better. The characters were more fleshed out fleshed-out and complex and the action was ramped up for the climax. Many of the complaints, like how season 1 was too similar to the Coens's movie, and that many subplots were too detached, were rectified by making season 2 a more original, more cohesive whole.
* HarsherInHindsight: Lou suggests to Molly in the Season 1 premiere that she get a job as a hostess at his cafe cafe, as "people in this world are less inclined to shoot a hostess than, say, an officer of the law." Come the season 2 premiere [[spoiler: Rye premiere, [[spoiler:Rye Gerhardt's third victim and the third death of that season is none other than the hostess at the Waffle Hut]]. Lou investigated this crime, so he knew that getting shot was still a possibility.



* StarTrekMovieCurse: A weird example, given how all three seasons of ''Fargo'' are well-regarded. However, the odd-numbered seasons had significant criticisms: ''[[Series/FargoSeasonOne Season 1]]'' sometimes had too many [[CallBack Call Backs]] to [[Film/{{Fargo}} the original movie]], and [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks even felt like a retread]] to some viewers. ''[[FargoSeasonOne Season 3]]'' had a SlowPacedBeginning that made the season drag, and an AmbiguousEnding that upset some for a lack of closure. Both are in contrast to Season 2, which had [[HundredPercentAdorationRating near universal acclaim]] for its more original plot and [[GreyAndGrayMorality complex character arcs]].

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* StarTrekMovieCurse: A weird example, given how all three seasons of ''Fargo'' are well-regarded. However, the odd-numbered seasons had significant criticisms: ''[[Series/FargoSeasonOne Season 1]]'' sometimes had too many [[CallBack Call Backs]] to [[Film/{{Fargo}} the original movie]], and [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks even felt like a retread]] to some viewers. ''[[FargoSeasonOne Season 3]]'' had a SlowPacedBeginning that made the season drag, and an AmbiguousEnding that upset some for a lack of closure. Both are in contrast to Season 2, which had [[HundredPercentAdorationRating near universal near-universal acclaim]] for its more original plot and [[GreyAndGrayMorality complex character arcs]].


** If you're Wade, trust your son-in-law; you are '''not''' Creator/StevenSeagal.

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** If you're Wade, trust your son-in-law; you are '''not''' Creator/StevenSeagal.Creator/JohnWayne.


* IdiotPlot: The movie takes this trope and runs it into the ground; it's ''astounding'' how the ever-growing shitstorm that results from Jerry's plan could have been mitigated or avoided completely if some people had just been a little bit smarter or stopped to think for one second. Notable examples are...

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* IdiotPlot: The movie takes this trope and runs it into the ground; it's ''astounding'' how the ever-growing shitstorm that results from Jerry's plan could have been mitigated or avoided completely if some people had just been a little bit smarter or stopped to think for one second. Notable examples are...



** If you're Wade, trust your son-in-law; you are '''not''' an action movie star like Creator/ClintEastwood or Creator/JohnWayne.

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** If you're Wade, trust your son-in-law; you are '''not''' an action movie star like Creator/ClintEastwood or Creator/JohnWayne.Creator/StevenSeagal.

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* IdiotPlot: The movie takes this trope and runs it into the ground; it's ''astounding'' how the ever-growing shitstorm that results from Jerry's plan could have been mitigated or avoided completely if some people had just been a little bit smarter or stopped to think for one second. Notable examples are...
** If you're Jerry, make sure the guys you're hiring to kidnap your wife aren't trigger happy psychos and that you have a reliable way to reach each other in case the plan changes or something goes wrong.
** If you're Wade, trust your son-in-law; you are '''not''' an action movie star like Creator/ClintEastwood or Creator/JohnWayne.
** If you're Showalter, it's probably not a good idea to piss off your partner, who almost never speaks and has [[spoiler: already killed four people by this point... Though in Showalter's defense, he had been driving nonstop without sleep since he got shot, suffering blood loss and in unimaginable pain, and very likely wasn't thinking straight.]]


* WhatAnIdiot: The movie takes this trope and runs it into the ground; it's ''astounding'' how the ever-growing shitstorm that results from Jerry's plan could have been mitigated or avoided completely if some people had just been a little bit smarter or stopped to think for one second. Notable examples are...
** If you're Jerry, make sure the guys you're hiring to kidnap your wife aren't trigger happy psychos and that you have a reliable way to reach each other in case the plan changes or something goes wrong.
** If you're Wade, trust your son-in-law; you are '''not''' an action movie star like Creator/ClintEastwood or Creator/JohnWayne.
** If you're Showalter, it's probably not a good idea to piss off your partner, who almost never speaks and has [[spoiler: already killed four people by this point... Though in Showalter's defense, he had been driving nonstop without sleep since he got shot, suffering blood loss and in unimaginable pain, and very likely wasn't thinking straight.]]


** If you're Wade, trust your son-in-law; you are '''not''' Creator/JohnWayne.

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** If you're Wade, trust your son-in-law; you are '''not''' an action movie star like Creator/ClintEastwood or Creator/JohnWayne.

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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Almost everyone knows Fargo as "that movie where Steve Buscemi gets shoved into a wood chipper."


** Some see William H. Macy's loss in the Best Supporting Actor category to Cuba Gooding, Jr. for ''JerryMaguire'' to be this. Others find it odd that Macy was put here at all, as he's essentially the central protagonist before Marge arrives and was deserving of a Best Actor nomination.

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** Some see William H. Macy's loss in the Best Supporting Actor category to Cuba Gooding, Jr. for ''JerryMaguire'' ''Film/JerryMaguire'' to be this. Others find it odd that Macy was put here at all, as he's essentially the central protagonist before Marge arrives and was deserving of a Best Actor nomination.


* JerkassHasAPoint: Wade is obnoxious but he's quite correct about what a loser Jerry is.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Wade is obnoxious but he's quite correct about what a loser Jerry is.


* WhatAnIdiot: The movie quite literally runs on this trope; it's ''astounding'' how the ever-growing shitstorm that results from Jerry's plan could have been mitigated or avoided completely if some people had just been a little bit smarter or stopped to think for one second. Notable examples are...

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* WhatAnIdiot: The movie quite literally takes this trope and runs on this trope; it into the ground; it's ''astounding'' how the ever-growing shitstorm that results from Jerry's plan could have been mitigated or avoided completely if some people had just been a little bit smarter or stopped to think for one second. Notable examples are...

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