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1* ActorShipping: The fanbase often ships Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, both because their characters are the FanPreferredCouple, and because the two seem to be genuinely very fond of each other. (The joking semi-flirting in interviews doesn't hurt, either.)²* AdaptationDisplacement: The original stories were basically unheard of before the TV adaptation, and still not as revered or popular. Customer reviews for the book are a mixed bag, but many like to claim that the TV show is a much better execution of the general story.²* BatmanGambit: Carolyn’s incredible insight into Eve’s character in Season 2 enabled her to get the effects of her plan to her favour. She successfully manipulated Eve that any course of action she’ll take will end up with her working for Carolyn and getting her plan realized. Especially in the season finale, that whether Eve joins her or not, her plan was already in her favor that even Kenny, whom she knows wouldn’t subvert her and had reservations about her actions, also became part of the clean up crew to cover their tracks. She used Eve’s eagerness to work the case that she didn’t notice there’s no paper trail on her, making it convenient for Carolyn to disavow Eve²* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Due to Villanelle's fondness for pendectomies, the many mentions of sausages throughout the show (raw, cooked, being eaten, etc.) make this feel like it was deliberate. [[ Phoebe Waller Bridge]] has something to say about that.²* EnsembleDarkhorse: ²** Bill is a secondary character [[spoiler:that dies a couple episodes in]], but his snark and close friendship with Eve all but guaranteed that the fans would love him. [[spoiler:The reveal that he's bi also endeared him to the show's LGBT fanbase.]]²** Irina, who has only appeared in ''one episode'', is beloved, mostly because her interactions with Villanelle are ''hilarious''. Not only can she hold her own against our favorite psychopath, Yuli Lagodinsky plays the girl as such a delightful little brat that there have been several calls for her return.²* EveryoneIsBi: Certainly downplayed, and yet, there are shades of it. Characters who have shown at least some indications of bisexuality: Villanelle, Bill, Nadia, Anna, Eve, Elena. The show avoids applying any terms to sexuality--not just in the "never say bi" way, but ''any'' way. Even when Bill asks Eve if she's ever been interested in women and she denies it, the word "straight" is not used. The one exception--the Eve asks Bill if he's gay--he shrugs off that classification. ("Where you gay?" "''Ehhh...'' I just fall in love with whoever I fall in love with.") This all comes together in a theme of fluidity in sexuality--not just calling bisexuality "fluidity" but ''actual fluidity''. There can be [[IfItsYouItsOkay patterns and exceptions]]. People can have awakenings later in life.²* FanPreferredCouple: Most of the fanbase ships Eve with Villanelle, and the show [[FoeRomanceSubtext does little to discourage this]]. Justified as their mutual attraction is the key theme of the show.²* FriendlyFandoms: Fans of this show often get along with the ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' fandom, due to [[FoeRomanceSubtext noticeable]] [[BlackComedy similarities]] [[BlackAndGrayMorality of the shows]].²* MagnificentBastard: Carolyn and Konstanin both have the requisite combination of cunning, audacity, charisma, and implacability, though whether Carolyn is this or a very dark GuileHero is a matter of perspective.²* MindGameShip: Villanelle and Eve, of course.²* NightmareFuel: Any viewers with asthma or breathing difficulties will find Villanelle's "You know I like the breathy ones!" very disturbing. The actual asthma-related murder is equally creepy.²* PortmanteauCoupleName: "Villaneve" for Villanelle/Eve. ²* RonTheDeathEater: Nico does [[YourCheatingHeart cheat on Eve]] but only after she's pushed him away (literally and metaphorically), bullied him, and had an emotional affair with Villanelle. Nevertheless he's much more loathed than any of Villanelle's associates. ²* SophomoreSlump: The second season is considered to be a step down in quality from the first. Most don’t see it as well written and think that making Eve and Villanelle’s relationship more explicit was too soon in the narrative and made the show lose its spark. ²* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: ²** The Ghost is disposed of ''extremely'' easily, despite her character having the great hook that, unlike Villanelle, she can be anywhere and anyone due to being BeneathSuspicion. After Villanelle does...whatever to her in the shipping container, she's basically gone from the narrative.²** The Twelve more generally. Who are they? What do they want? We know Konstanin is one, but is Carolyn? These questions and many more are just...forgotten about once [[spoiler:Villanelle starts working with Konstanin]] in Season 2.²* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:²** Eve seems to fall back in love with Villanelle - or whatever she feels for her - and vice versa extremely quickly in S2, despite the fact that Villanelle killed Bill, and Eve stabbed Villanelle, endangering her life. Seeing them resume a very friendly, romantic relationship as if nothing happened is very jarring.²** The Twelve, and Villanelle's involvement with them. How do they work? This is almost immediately forgotten about in Season 2 after Villanelle leaves them to go to work with Konstanin and [=MI6=], which given that they are a terrorist organisation, is...a suspense of disbelief that they wouldn't want to harm her. ²----


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