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* SpiritualLicensee: Some fans think it's a better live-action adaptation of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' than the [[Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen official film version]] due to sharing the GaslampFantasy Victorian setting and the plot of various {{Public Domain Character}}s teaming up to stop malevolent forces from destroying or taking over the world.

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* SpiritualLicensee: Some fans think it's a better live-action adaptation of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' than the [[Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen official film version]] due to sharing the its GaslampFantasy Victorian setting and the plot of various {{Public Domain Character}}s teaming up to stop malevolent forces from destroying or taking over the world.


* SpiritualLicensee: Some fans think it's a better live-action adaptation of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' than the [[Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen official film version]] due to sharing the GaslampFantasy Victorian setting, the plot of {{Public Domain Character}}s teaming up to stop malevolent forces from destroying or taking over the world.

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* SpiritualLicensee: Some fans think it's a better live-action adaptation of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' than the [[Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen official film version]] due to sharing the GaslampFantasy Victorian setting, setting and the plot of various {{Public Domain Character}}s teaming up to stop malevolent forces from destroying or taking over the world.


* SpiritualLicensee: Some fans think it's a better live-action adaptation of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' than the official film version.

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* SpiritualLicensee: Some fans think it's a better live-action adaptation of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' than the [[Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen official film version.version]] due to sharing the GaslampFantasy Victorian setting, the plot of {{Public Domain Character}}s teaming up to stop malevolent forces from destroying or taking over the world.


** Despite easily getting the least focus of the main cast, Sembene is incredibly popular, due to being an awesome no-nonsense unfazeable BattleButler whose few lines are normally either wise or entertaining, as well as being played by immensely-respected theatre actor Danny Sapani. It was not uncommon to see fans discussing and speculating about how much he'd speak in upcoming episodes, or hoping he would one day have an episode devoted to his backstory.

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** Despite easily getting the least focus of the main cast, Sembene is incredibly popular, due to being an awesome no-nonsense unfazeable BattleButler whose few lines are normally either wise or entertaining, as well as being played by immensely-respected theatre actor Danny Sapani.Creator/DannySapani. It was not uncommon to see fans discussing and speculating about how much he'd speak in upcoming episodes, or hoping he would one day have an episode devoted to his backstory.


** {{Satan}} himself, after his failed rebellion against God, seeks to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy humanity]], [[RageAgainstTheHeavens dethrone God]] and rule over his new creation. Satan enlists the aforementioned Evelyn Poole and scars every Nightcomer with his claws. Fighting against his brother Dracula over the Mother of Evil, Satan corrupted and possessed Vanessa Ives and tortured her into submission, eventually leading her to be sent in an asylum. He also granted Dorian Gray immortality in exchange for his service and has him kill people to prolong his life. In the continuation comics, Satan, possessing Vanessa's body takes over the British government and compels them to war against other nations. He allows his followers to kill and rape anyone they want; pollutes the air of London; leads his army of demons to slaughter their way in a coven and the White Tower; and coldly disposes both his underlings Belial and the Duke of Kent when [[YouHaveFailedMe they fail him]]. Satan tricks Ethan into sleeping with him to conceive TheAntiChrist and then tries to murder the man upon his refusal to follow him. Later Satan brainwashes Ethan and forces him to kill his lover Lily. After giving birth to twin daughters destined to rule over his creation, Satan sets Heaven on fire, raining down destruction on Earth and then announces that anyone who won't worship him will die. During the final battle, Satan rejects Dracula's offer for peace and reconciliation before attacking him.

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** {{Satan}} himself, after his failed rebellion against God, seeks to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy humanity]], [[RageAgainstTheHeavens dethrone God]] and rule over his new creation. Satan enlists the aforementioned Evelyn Poole and scars every Nightcomer with his claws. Fighting against his brother Dracula over the Mother of Evil, Satan corrupted and possessed Vanessa Ives and tortured her into submission, eventually leading her to be sent in an asylum. He also granted Dorian Gray immortality in exchange for his service and has him kill people to prolong his life. In the continuation comics, Satan, possessing Vanessa's body takes over the British government and compels them to war against other nations. He allows his followers to kill and rape anyone they want; pollutes the air of London; leads his army of demons to slaughter their way in a coven and the White Tower; and coldly disposes both his underlings Belial and the Duke of Kent when [[YouHaveFailedMe they fail him]]. Satan tricks Ethan into sleeping with him to conceive TheAntiChrist and then tries to murder the man upon his refusal to follow him. Later Satan brainwashes Ethan and forces him to kill his lover Lily. After giving birth to twin daughters destined to rule over his creation, Satan sets Heaven on fire, raining down destruction on Earth and then announces that anyone who won't worship him will die. During the final battle, Satan rejects Dracula's offer for peace and reconciliation before attacking him.


** {{Satan}} himself, after his failed rebellion against God, seeks to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy humanity]], dethrone God and rule over his new creation. Satan enlists the aforementioned Evelyn Poole and scars every Nightcomer with his claws. Fighting against his brother Dracula over the Mother of Evil, Satan corrupted and possessed Vanessa Ives and tortured her into submission, eventually leading her to be sent in an asylum. He also granted Dorian Gray immortality in exchange for his service and has him kill people to prolong his life. In the continuation comics, Satan, possessing Vanessa's body takes over the British government and compels them to war against other nations. He allows his followers to kill and rape anyone they want; pollutes the air of London; leads his army of demons to slaughter their way in a coven and the White Tower; and coldly disposes both his underlings Belial and the Duke of Kent when [[YouHaveFailedMe they fail him]]. Satan tricks Ethan into sleeping with him to conceive TheAntiChrist and then tries to murder the man upon his refusal to follow him. Later Satan brainwashes Ethan and forces him to kill his lover Lily. After giving birth to twin daughters destined to rule over his creation, Satan sets Heaven on fire, raining down destruction on Earth and then announces that anyone who won't worship him will die. During the final battle, Satan rejects Dracula's offer for peace and reconciliation before attacking him.

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** {{Satan}} himself, after his failed rebellion against God, seeks to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy humanity]], [[RageAgainstTheHeavens dethrone God God]] and rule over his new creation. Satan enlists the aforementioned Evelyn Poole and scars every Nightcomer with his claws. Fighting against his brother Dracula over the Mother of Evil, Satan corrupted and possessed Vanessa Ives and tortured her into submission, eventually leading her to be sent in an asylum. He also granted Dorian Gray immortality in exchange for his service and has him kill people to prolong his life. In the continuation comics, Satan, possessing Vanessa's body takes over the British government and compels them to war against other nations. He allows his followers to kill and rape anyone they want; pollutes the air of London; leads his army of demons to slaughter their way in a coven and the White Tower; and coldly disposes both his underlings Belial and the Duke of Kent when [[YouHaveFailedMe they fail him]]. Satan tricks Ethan into sleeping with him to conceive TheAntiChrist and then tries to murder the man upon his refusal to follow him. Later Satan brainwashes Ethan and forces him to kill his lover Lily. After giving birth to twin daughters destined to rule over his creation, Satan sets Heaven on fire, raining down destruction on Earth and then announces that anyone who won't worship him will die. During the final battle, Satan rejects Dracula's offer for peace and reconciliation before attacking him.


* MagnificentBastard: Dracula, the final villain of the series, kidnaps and turns Mina Murray to manipulate the heroes into chasing her in order to lure his true quarry, Vanessa Ives, into his grasp. While also outplaying his brother Lucifer, Dracula becomes close to Vanessa under his mortal guise of Dr. Alexander Sweet, while genuinely falling for Vanessa. Even after she discovers his true identity, Dracula still wins her to his side with the strength of his charm and charisma. Dracula then sets about his conquest of the world, so powerful that none of the heroes are able to even touch him, only departing to honor Vanessa's promise not to harm her friends after Vanessa's HeroicSacrifice.

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* MagnificentBastard: Dracula, {{Dracula}}, the final villain of the series, kidnaps and turns Mina Murray to manipulate the heroes into chasing her in order to lure his true quarry, Vanessa Ives, into his grasp. While also outplaying his brother Lucifer, Dracula becomes close to Vanessa under his mortal guise of Dr. Alexander Sweet, while genuinely falling for Vanessa. Even after she discovers his true identity, Dracula still wins her to his side with the strength of his charm and charisma. Dracula then sets about his conquest of the world, so powerful that none of the heroes are able to even touch him, only departing to honor Vanessa's promise not to harm her friends after Vanessa's HeroicSacrifice.


** Victor and Ethan have a snarky, confrontational relationship. Between Victor's AmbiguouslyGay nature and Ethan being BiTheWay, the vibes are strong.

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** Victor and Ethan have a snarky, confrontational relationship. Between Victor's AmbiguouslyGay nature and Ethan being BiTheWay, bisexual, the vibes are strong.


** The character played by Billie Piper hits this in both seasons, for completely different reasons. In season one, a common criticism of Brona was that her accent was terrible, the HookerWithAHeartOfGold trope is overused, and that she was TheLoad to Ethan in his "more interesting" adventures with the Grandage Place gang. Other fans enjoyed her fiesty nature, the realistic take on why someone in her position would choose prostitution, and her heartbreaking relationship with Ethan. In Season Two, [[spoiler: her resurrection as Lily prompted cries of both "Ugh, what are they doing, Brona was so much better and Lily's a complete doormat" and "Yay Brona's dead, the accent's gone, she's so cute falling for Victor!"]]. As the season progresses though, [[spoiler: she takes a darker turn, which has led to further splitting, as some preferred Lily's softer characterisation, while others approve of her transformation, calling her an interesting villain]].

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** The character played by Billie Piper hits this in both seasons, for completely different reasons. In season one, a common criticism of Brona was that her accent was terrible, the HookerWithAHeartOfGold trope is overused, and that she was TheLoad to Ethan in his "more interesting" adventures with the Grandage Place gang. Other fans enjoyed her fiesty feisty nature, the realistic take on why someone in her position would choose prostitution, and her heartbreaking relationship with Ethan. In Season Two, [[spoiler: her resurrection as Lily prompted cries of both "Ugh, what are they doing, Brona was so much better and Lily's a complete doormat" and "Yay Brona's dead, the accent's gone, she's so cute falling for Victor!"]]. As the season progresses though, [[spoiler: she takes a darker turn, which has led to further splitting, as some preferred Lily's softer characterisation, while others approve of her transformation, calling her an interesting villain]].



** Season 2's BigBad is Madame Kali, whose real name is Evelyn Poole. She is revealed to be far more than a simple medium, and is actually a powerful servant of Satan. Evelyn is a [[WickedWitch witch]] who rules the coven of The Nightcomers, and her true nature is introduced with her in a [[BloodBath bath of blood]] and a young woman's corpse close by. Evelyn promptly thereafter [[YouHaveFailedMe kills one of her own witches for failure]] and sends her sadistic daughter Hecate to murder a family--[[WouldHurtAChild including a baby]]--so Evelyn can harvest the child's heart to create a ritual doll. One top of this, it is revealed Evelyn has dozens of these dolls, each one powered by the heart of a dead infant. Evelyn later enslaves the mind of Sir Malcolm and [[MindRape mentally tortures]] Malcolm's wife into [[DrivenToSuicide killing herself]], simply to make Malcolm hers. When Malcolm breaks free, she simply inflicts the same spell as she inflicted on Malcolm's wife so that Malcolm is tormented by visions of his dead children. It is also revealed Evelyn had {{frame|Up}}d her own sister as a witch so that she would be [[BurnTheWitch burned alive]]. Ruthlessly dedicated to the service of Satan, Evelyn stops at nothing to achieve her goals and indeed causes a great deal of torment, misery and damage before she is finally undone. It's further revealed that Evelyn [[AbusiveParents forced her daughter Hecate]] into Lucifer's servitude when Hecate was just five years old, with a description that sounds disturbingly like Lucifer raping her.

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** Season 2's BigBad is Madame Kali, whose real name is Evelyn Poole. She is revealed to be far more than a simple medium, and is actually a powerful servant of Satan. Evelyn is a [[WickedWitch witch]] who rules the coven of The Nightcomers, and her true nature is introduced with her in a [[BloodBath bath of blood]] and a young woman's corpse close by. Evelyn promptly thereafter [[YouHaveFailedMe kills one of her own witches for failure]] and sends her sadistic daughter Hecate to murder a family--[[WouldHurtAChild including a baby]]--so Evelyn can harvest the child's heart to create a ritual doll. One On top of this, it is revealed Evelyn has dozens of these dolls, each one powered by the heart of a dead infant. Evelyn later enslaves the mind of Sir Malcolm and [[MindRape mentally tortures]] Malcolm's wife into [[DrivenToSuicide killing herself]], simply to make Malcolm hers. When Malcolm breaks free, she simply inflicts the same spell as she inflicted on Malcolm's wife so that Malcolm is tormented by visions of his dead children. It is also revealed Evelyn had {{frame|Up}}d her own sister as a witch so that she would be [[BurnTheWitch burned alive]]. Ruthlessly dedicated to the service of Satan, Evelyn stops at nothing to achieve her goals and indeed causes a great deal of torment, misery and damage before she is finally undone. It's further revealed that Evelyn [[AbusiveParents forced her daughter Hecate]] into Lucifer's servitude when Hecate was just five years old, with a description that sounds disturbingly like Lucifer raping her.



** Dr. Sweet, [[spoiler: aka Dracula]]

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** Dr. Sweet, Sweet [[spoiler: aka Dracula]]Dracula]].



** [[spoiler: Hecate gets killed off half way through season 3, having done nothing except temporarily seduce Ethan to darkness, which he quickly breaks out of.]]

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** [[spoiler: Hecate gets killed off half way halfway through season 3, having done nothing except temporarily seduce Ethan to darkness, which he quickly breaks out of.]]


* PainfulRhyme: The werewolf play at the Grand Guignol in "Demimonde" is chock full of these.


** Season 2's BigBad is Madame Kali, whose real name is Evelyn Poole. She is revealed to be far more than a simple medium, actually a powerful servant of Satan. Evelyn is a [[WickedWitch witch]] who rules the coven of The Nightcomers, and her true nature is introduced with her in a [[BloodBath bath of blood]] and a young woman's corpse close by. Evelyn promptly thereafter [[YouHaveFailedMe kills one of her own witches for failure]] and sends her sadistic daughter Hecate to murder a family--[[WouldHurtAChild including a baby]]--so Evelyn can harvest the child's heart to create a ritual doll. One top of this, it is revealed Evelyn has dozens of these dolls, each one powered by the heart of a dead infant. Evelyn later enslaves the mind of Sir Malcolm and [[MindRape mentally tortures]] Malcolm's wife into [[DrivenToSuicide killing herself]], simply to make Malcolm hers. When Malcolm breaks free, she simply inflicts the same spell as she inflicted on Malcolm's wife so that Malcolm is tormented by visions of his dead children. It is also revealed Evelyn had {{frame|Up}}d her own sister as a witch so that she would be [[BurnTheWitch burned alive]]. Ruthlessly dedicated to the service of Satan, Evelyn stops at nothing to achieve her goals and indeed causes a great deal of torment, misery and damage before she is finally undone. It's further revealed that Evelyn [[AbusiveParents forced her daughter Hecate]] into Lucifer's servitude when Hecate was just five years old, with a description that sounds disturbingly like Lucifer raping her.

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** Season 2's BigBad is Madame Kali, whose real name is Evelyn Poole. She is revealed to be far more than a simple medium, and is actually a powerful servant of Satan. Evelyn is a [[WickedWitch witch]] who rules the coven of The Nightcomers, and her true nature is introduced with her in a [[BloodBath bath of blood]] and a young woman's corpse close by. Evelyn promptly thereafter [[YouHaveFailedMe kills one of her own witches for failure]] and sends her sadistic daughter Hecate to murder a family--[[WouldHurtAChild including a baby]]--so Evelyn can harvest the child's heart to create a ritual doll. One top of this, it is revealed Evelyn has dozens of these dolls, each one powered by the heart of a dead infant. Evelyn later enslaves the mind of Sir Malcolm and [[MindRape mentally tortures]] Malcolm's wife into [[DrivenToSuicide killing herself]], simply to make Malcolm hers. When Malcolm breaks free, she simply inflicts the same spell as she inflicted on Malcolm's wife so that Malcolm is tormented by visions of his dead children. It is also revealed Evelyn had {{frame|Up}}d her own sister as a witch so that she would be [[BurnTheWitch burned alive]]. Ruthlessly dedicated to the service of Satan, Evelyn stops at nothing to achieve her goals and indeed causes a great deal of torment, misery and damage before she is finally undone. It's further revealed that Evelyn [[AbusiveParents forced her daughter Hecate]] into Lucifer's servitude when Hecate was just five years old, with a description that sounds disturbingly like Lucifer raping her.


* CompleteMonster: Season 2’s BigBad is Madame Kali, whose real name is Evelyn Poole. She is revealed to be far more than a simple medium, actually a powerful servant of Satan. Evelyn is a [[WickedWitch witch]] who rules the coven of The Nightcomers, and her true nature is introduced with her in a [[BloodBath bath of blood]] and a young woman's corpse close by. Evelyn promptly thereafter [[YouHaveFailedMe kills one of her own witches for failure]] and sends her sadistic daughter Hecate to murder a family--[[WouldHurtAChild including a baby]]--so Evelyn can harvest the child's heart to create a ritual doll. One top of this, it is revealed Evelyn has dozens of these dolls, each one powered by the heart of a dead infant. Evelyn later enslaves the mind of Sir Malcolm and [[MindRape mentally tortures]] Malcolm's wife into [[DrivenToSuicide killing herself]], simply to make Malcolm hers. When Malcolm breaks free, she simply inflicts the same spell as she inflicted on Malcolm's wife so that Malcolm is tormented by visions of his dead children. It is also revealed Evelyn had {{frame|Up}}d her [[CainAndAbel own sister]] as a witch so that she would be [[BurnTheWitch burned alive]]. Ruthlessly dedicated to the service of {{Satan}}, Evelyn stops at nothing to achieve her goals and indeed causes a great deal of torment, misery and damage before she is finally undone. It's further revealed that Evelyn [[AbusiveParents forced her daughter Hecate]] into Lucifer's servitude when Hecate was just five years old, with a description that sounds disturbingly like Lucifer raping her.

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* CompleteMonster: Season 2’s CompleteMonster:
**Season 2's
BigBad is Madame Kali, whose real name is Evelyn Poole. She is revealed to be far more than a simple medium, actually a powerful servant of Satan. Evelyn is a [[WickedWitch witch]] who rules the coven of The Nightcomers, and her true nature is introduced with her in a [[BloodBath bath of blood]] and a young woman's corpse close by. Evelyn promptly thereafter [[YouHaveFailedMe kills one of her own witches for failure]] and sends her sadistic daughter Hecate to murder a family--[[WouldHurtAChild including a baby]]--so Evelyn can harvest the child's heart to create a ritual doll. One top of this, it is revealed Evelyn has dozens of these dolls, each one powered by the heart of a dead infant. Evelyn later enslaves the mind of Sir Malcolm and [[MindRape mentally tortures]] Malcolm's wife into [[DrivenToSuicide killing herself]], simply to make Malcolm hers. When Malcolm breaks free, she simply inflicts the same spell as she inflicted on Malcolm's wife so that Malcolm is tormented by visions of his dead children. It is also revealed Evelyn had {{frame|Up}}d her [[CainAndAbel own sister]] sister as a witch so that she would be [[BurnTheWitch burned alive]]. Ruthlessly dedicated to the service of {{Satan}}, Satan, Evelyn stops at nothing to achieve her goals and indeed causes a great deal of torment, misery and damage before she is finally undone. It's further revealed that Evelyn [[AbusiveParents forced her daughter Hecate]] into Lucifer's servitude when Hecate was just five years old, with a description that sounds disturbingly like Lucifer raping her.her.
**{{Satan}} himself, after his failed rebellion against God, seeks to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy humanity]], dethrone God and rule over his new creation. Satan enlists the aforementioned Evelyn Poole and scars every Nightcomer with his claws. Fighting against his brother Dracula over the Mother of Evil, Satan corrupted and possessed Vanessa Ives and tortured her into submission, eventually leading her to be sent in an asylum. He also granted Dorian Gray immortality in exchange for his service and has him kill people to prolong his life. In the continuation comics, Satan, possessing Vanessa's body takes over the British government and compels them to war against other nations. He allows his followers to kill and rape anyone they want; pollutes the air of London; leads his army of demons to slaughter their way in a coven and the White Tower; and coldly disposes both his underlings Belial and the Duke of Kent when [[YouHaveFailedMe they fail him]]. Satan tricks Ethan into sleeping with him to conceive TheAntiChrist and then tries to murder the man upon his refusal to follow him. Later Satan brainwashes Ethan and forces him to kill his lover Lily. After giving birth to twin daughters destined to rule over his creation, Satan sets Heaven on fire, raining down destruction on Earth and then announces that anyone who won't worship him will die. During the final battle, Satan rejects Dracula's offer for peace and reconciliation before attacking him.


*** However, [[spoiler: Dracula]] has arrived in Season 3, and he has a veritable army of the undead at his command. Master or not, he appears powerful enough to threaten every one of the heroes.
** Evelyn Poole and her coven are built up as very strong and credible threats, with Evelyn rivaling Vanessa in magical prowess, succeeding in nearly brainwashing Malcolm away from our heroes. It turns out [[spoiler:she doesn't directly fight Vanessa, who fights and defeats the devil instead. Evelyn is dispatched by werewolf!Ethan after losing her immortality. Meanwhile, Lyle and Malcolm shoot two of the witches fairly easily with ordinary guns.]]
** While there is a well-choreographed fight scene [[spoiler: in Dracula's lair as the group tries to rescue Vanessa]], the scene cuts away almost immediately after [[spoiler: Dracula steps up and fights the heroes himself]] and only cuts back after [[spoiler: he's already defeated them]]. In addition, the entire scene culminates in [[spoiler: Vanessa's assisted suicide]] and [[spoiler: Dracula]] does absolutely ''nothing'' to avenge her; he just flies away.

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*** However, the Master, [[spoiler: namely Dracula]] has arrived in Season 3, and he has a veritable army of the undead at his command. Master or not, he appears powerful enough to threaten every one of command and while there is a well-choreographed fight scene [[spoiler: in Dracula's lair as the heroes.
group tries to rescue Vanessa]], the scene cuts away almost immediately after [[spoiler: Dracula steps up and fights the heroes himself]] and only cuts back after [[spoiler: he's already defeated them]]. In addition, the entire scene culminates in [[spoiler: Vanessa's assisted suicide]] and [[spoiler: Dracula]] does absolutely ''nothing'' to avenge her; with his plans for world domination thwarted, he just seems to say "Fuck it" because he and his minions disappear immediately.
** Earlier in the series, Evelyn Poole and her coven are built up as very strong and credible threats, with Evelyn rivaling Vanessa in magical prowess, succeeding in nearly brainwashing Malcolm away from our heroes. It turns out [[spoiler:she doesn't directly fight Vanessa, who fights and defeats the devil instead. Evelyn is dispatched by werewolf!Ethan after losing her immortality. Meanwhile, Lyle and Malcolm shoot two of the witches fairly easily with ordinary guns.]]
** While there is a well-choreographed fight scene [[spoiler: in Dracula's lair as the group tries to rescue Vanessa]], the scene cuts away almost immediately after [[spoiler: Dracula steps up and fights the heroes himself]] and only cuts back after [[spoiler: he's already defeated them]]. In addition, the entire scene culminates in [[spoiler: Vanessa's assisted suicide]] and [[spoiler: Dracula]] does absolutely ''nothing'' to avenge her; he just flies away.
]]



* BrokenBase: The ending of the series was highly divisive among fans. Some loved how bittersweet it was and believed it to be an excellent send-off for the characters, but others felt it was sloppy, rushed, and could have benefitted from more episodes or even a fourth season.

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* BrokenBase: The ending of the series was highly divisive among fans. Some loved how bittersweet it was and believed it to be an excellent send-off for the characters, but others felt it was sloppy, rushed, and could have benefitted benefited from more episodes or even a fourth season.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: The character played by Billie Piper hits this in both seasons, for completely different reasons. In season one, a common criticism of Brona was that her accent was terrible, the HookerWithAHeartOfGold trope is overused, and that she was TheLoad to Ethan in his "more interesting" adventures with the Grandage Place gang. Other fans enjoyed her fiesty nature, the realistic take on why someone in her position would choose prostitution, and her heartbreaking relationship with Ethan. In Season Two, [[spoiler: her resurrection as Lily prompted cries of both "Ugh, what are they doing, Brona was so much better and Lily's a complete doormat" and "Yay Brona's dead, the accent's gone, she's so cute falling for Victor!"]]. As the season progresses though, [[spoiler: she takes a darker turn, which has led to further splitting, as some preferred Lily's softer characterisation, while others approve of her transformation, calling her an interesting villain]].

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: BaseBreakingCharacter:
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The character played by Billie Piper hits this in both seasons, for completely different reasons. In season one, a common criticism of Brona was that her accent was terrible, the HookerWithAHeartOfGold trope is overused, and that she was TheLoad to Ethan in his "more interesting" adventures with the Grandage Place gang. Other fans enjoyed her fiesty nature, the realistic take on why someone in her position would choose prostitution, and her heartbreaking relationship with Ethan. In Season Two, [[spoiler: her resurrection as Lily prompted cries of both "Ugh, what are they doing, Brona was so much better and Lily's a complete doormat" and "Yay Brona's dead, the accent's gone, she's so cute falling for Victor!"]]. As the season progresses though, [[spoiler: she takes a darker turn, which has led to further splitting, as some preferred Lily's softer characterisation, while others approve of her transformation, calling her an interesting villain]].


** Mina Murray. Her backstory as Sir Malcolm Murray‘s daughter and Vanessa’s best friend is what triggered Vanessa’s inner darkness and her kidnapping by Dracula is what starts the entire plot. Malcolm even tells Vanessa to her face he would sacrifice her in a heartbeat to save Mina and [[spoiler: especially after the death of his son and only other child]] you believe she would be a better major character narratively and emotionally. [[spoiler: But she’s simply killed off with remarkable ease and lack of emotion by her father and that’s the end of it.]]

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** Mina Murray. Her backstory as Sir Malcolm Murray‘s daughter and Vanessa’s best friend is what triggered Vanessa’s inner darkness and her kidnapping by Dracula is what starts the entire plot. Malcolm even tells Vanessa to her face he would sacrifice her in a heartbeat to save Mina and [[spoiler: especially after the death of his son and only other child]] you believe she would be a better major character narratively and emotionally. [[spoiler: But she’s simply killed off with remarkable ease and lack of emotion by her father and that’s the end of it.]]]] Pretty disappointing for a character with so much history within the show and in literature.

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