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Series / Amish Mafia

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Deep in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania there are the quiet Amish. They live a simple religious life that leaves them vulnerable to those who want to abuse them. The Amish doesn't go to the Police or any outside law enforcements. They go to a secret group named 'The Amish Mafia'.

For the record, 'Amish Mafia' has been exposed as Blatant Lies.

This series provides examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: The majority of the show's subplots ultimately amount to nothing.
  • The Alcoholic: Crazy Dave, sadly played straight.
  • Almighty Janitor: Jolin on Levi's end, Wayne on Merlin's. Wayne however, didn't take too kindly to not being paid, taking a few levels of badass in the process.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Esther. She may look like your typical Amish woman but she's not above manipulating everyone (including her own brothers) to gain status in their community.
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  • Blatant Lies: One of Discovery Channel's finest cases of this, as its original plot involved Levi and Esther being in love. Word of God even said that it was supposed to be more of a documentary about the Lancaster Amish, but ultimately settled on Levi and his friends, as well as their mischief.
  • The Chessmaster: Merlin exemplifies this very much so in earlier seasons.
    • Esther and John to some extent, along with Alan... but Levi however, he tops them all.
  • Christmas Episode: "A Very Amish Christmas."
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Freeman in earlier seasons.
  • Creepy Monotone: Alvin, as the way he speaks invokes this.
  • Enemy Mine: Season 4 seems to be setting this up between Levi and Merlin by introducing a common enemy: 'Devil' Doug and his Mennonites.
  • Evil Cripple: Zach, nicknamed The Bear and one of Indiana's supposedly most terrifying Amishmen.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Alan, from season 2 until near the end of the final episode.
  • Hearing Voices: Merlin believes God is speaking to him.
    • Subverted off the show, as Merlin is a rather pleasant man.
  • Heel–Face Turn: John, in season 3.
    • Alan makes one in the final season, promising to protect everyone around him, Amish or Mennonite.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Merlin in the final season, but most especially during season 3 onwards. He wants to save the Amish within Lancaster from Doug and his Mennonite minions, but he also wants a piece of Levi's Amish Aid control in the process. Merlin succeeds in his quest in his part of Ohio within the final episode.
  • Hillbilly Horrors: The Kentucky Amish.
  • Kavorka Man: Merlin to an Amish woman named Mary who's equally enamored by him in their relationship.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Freeman's supposed demonic possession is much more likely a simple case of schizophrenia.
  • Neighbourhood-Friendly Gangsters: Levi's duty, along with his 'mafia', is to help out his community. Half the community sees 'Lebanon' Levi as a saint.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Doug (Devil Doug is his nickname). The Mennonites under his domain are commanded in a rally to take back Lancaster from Levi and his "bearded breeders".
  • Tattooed Crook: Jolin has several tattoos. It is taboo for ordinary Mennonites to have tattoos, so it is supposed to paint him as an absolute rebel.
  • The Starscream: Caleb, working for Doug in season 4. After losing a bull in the final episode to Levi, he decides to invoke Evil Is Petty and ultimately gets his revenge on him by exposing Levi's marriage and child.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Wayne, due to having not been paid enough by Merlin. He has since gathered his own gang at one point before the show ended.
  • Undying Loyalty: Alvin, to Levi.
  • Very Loosely Based on a True Story: Presents itself as Reality TV, or at least re-enactments of true events. Most often it is not.
  • We Will Meet Again: Doug attempts to invoke this in the end, but fails. Zach partially succeeds in getting revenge, but Alan stops him by blowing up one of his vehicles.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In Season 4, John, Esther, Jolin, Alvin, and Wayne do not appear. Some receive brief mentions, others not at all.


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