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1975 Series:

  • Moral Event Horizon: Tom Price crosses this, and then conveniently pays.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Lots of people quickly come and go, but Patrick Troughton stands out in his one-scene turn as a doomed river-barge operator named John Millen in "Parasites".
  • Retroactive Recognition:
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    • Robert Fyfe played Phillipson in "Gone Away".
    • Emily Bolton (credited as June Bolton) played Tessa in "Corn Dolly".
    • Nickolas Grace played Matthew in "Gone to the Angels".
    • Denis Lawson played Norman in "The Future Hour".
  • The Scrappy: John and Lizzie.
  • Seasonal Rot: Arguably; the three seasons are certainly very different from each other. Each has its fans.

2008 Series:

  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Sarah.
  • Fridge Logic:
    • Why are characters limiting themselves to pistols and shotguns? There's entire military arsenals out there.
    • If Britain's gone off air, have the letters of last resort on the UK's nuclear missile submarines been opened? If so, what's happened?
      • Since the plague played out over time the nuclear subs would have been able to monitor the progress of the plague through public broadcasts and dispatches from their command authority. Doubtless the same would have happened with the SSBN fleets of the United States, Russia and any other navy operating such submarines.
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  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Sarah spends a majority of the first season being useless at best and outright villainous at worst. But during the second season, she begins to put more effort into acting like a better member of the group.
  • The Scrappy: 11-year-old kid Naj.

Supergirl (2015) Fanfic:

  • Iron Woobie: Kara loses her homeworld and gets stranded in an alien world with no supplies or clothes and her baby cousin to look after. She's hunted down by at least two different organizations. She doesn't know anything about that world, its people or their customs. And still she manages to survive and take care of her cousin. Nothing can keep her down permanently.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: The farmer guy Kara ran into wasn't what you'd consider nice or bright, but he wasn't a jerkass either. Yes, he shot at Kara... because he thought he was being assaulted by a trespasser or a wild animal. He was horrified when he saw he had fired at a child and he called the authorities right away. And still the story wants us to think the guy had it coming when Jason Connolly breaks his arm and swears to get him permanently watched, and killed and disappeared with no trace if he ever gets his hands on a gun.
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