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  • Awesome Music: The soundtrack is gorgeous. Just listen to the opening theme for one.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Sheriff McNue can be this for some, due to his lack of love for his daughter, who he blames for his wife's death.
    • The Shoshone man that appears either added some character for McNue or he's just there to add more to the show's Western shtick.
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  • Fanfic Fuel: Since it's a "limited series", most people have gone up with writing sequels, such as Roy going to California and reuniting with his brother.
  • Fridge Logic: At the climax battle, one of the bad guys rides his horse inside a building and up the stairs to get to the roof where some snipers are at. While an awesome trick to see a horse run up a staircase, in reality the bad guy would have no way to get his horse back down again as it's physically impossible for a horse to walk down a staircase.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In-universe. At the end Roy finally shoots Frank Griffin dead despite the latter's verbal protest of "I've seen the way I go, this ain' it!" Meaning that all of Frank's previous near-death encounters which he all calmly approached under this belief (being pointed at with a gun, interacting with deadly contagious people, being in the middle of crossfire etc.), were really all situations he had survived on pure luck and nothing else.
    Roy: You seen wrong.
  • Iron Woobie: Roy, ever so much, considering the amount of guilt he carries.
    • Alice Fletcher, being the town pariah but yet still raising her son is a given.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Frank of all people, in particular when he he runs into the household full of sick people from the small pox. He shows empathy and tries to help them, especially a poor sick girl and scolds the Devlin Twins for their lack of respect of the situation. When it's revealed he provided them all a Mercy Kill, he seems completely solemn about it.
    • Maggie McNue: She's very snarky and crass, but losing her husband and being poked at for being more or less Tom boyish after his death can do something. Especially when Whitey dies.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Frank does this on a repeated basis, but the biggest MEH he's doing is force the women of the Norwegian family into having sex with him after threatening to kill their children, but if you wanna go further, murdering an entire town could be one.
  • The Woobie: Most, if not all the characters, especially the town of La Belle, who lost all their men.

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