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003; Sanctuary Tropes

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Action Girl
The Action Girl is, essentially, Badassitude molded into a sleek female frame: a female character who is spunky, agile, and can take you down with an array of kicks, punches, or diverse Weapons Of Choice. She is not a Distressed Damsel. She doesn't sit around waiting to be rescued. She doesn't only plan how to rescue herself. She doesn't talk/manipulate/charm her way out of problems.

Ashley Magnus/Kate Freelander

Badass
A character who gets away with outright insane stunts (defusing a bomb with their teeth, conning a mob boss, getting into a firefight with the entire US army, etc.) that would never work in real life.

HBIC Helen Magnus
I mean obviously. Look at this woman. She is clearly the head bitch in charge, and she has been for 158 years. I'd like to see you do that. I'd also like to see you blow up a helicopter with a vampire squid and an amphibious scorpion fighting on it. Oh wait. You can't. Because you're not this GQ Motherfucker. And her hair is always perfect.

Bad Future
One of the more common Alternate Universes. The heroes are sent Twenty Minutes Into The Future, and while they were gone the villain(s) took over. Nine times out of ten the hero will meet La Resistance and/or Future Badass versions of his friends who were left in the past, though they will of course usually appear older and/or more haggard (due in part to their having had to endure every event which led up to this time).

Pavor Nocturnus
This is my favorite episode thus far. Magnus gets a case of the "who wants to live forevers" and goes on the search for the cure to her longevity issue. Which leads to all the joys of a zombie apocalypse. In related news, Amanda Tapping's acting destroys every viewers' soul.

Beethoven Was an Alien Spy
The "revelation" that a famous historical figure actually had a secret life far more fantastic and magical than history records.

John Druitt, Nikola Tesla, James Watson
Well I don't know about Beethoven being an alien spy but I can tell you that John Druitt, who you probably know as Jack the Ripper, was able to avoid the law because of his teleportation abilities. And then there's Nikola Tesla, everyones favorite crazy death ray building scientist. Who's kind of a vampire. Well. He was. Now he appears to have a bad case of static cling? Only season 3 will tell. And of course we can't forget about James Watson, who discovered this little thing called DNA, and injected himself with the same vampire blood as the other two. Best group of college buddies.

Disposable Sex Worker
Want to stress how depraved and vicious your killer is? Have him - and it's nearly always a him - target and/or kill a few prostitutes or other sex workers - and they are nearly always women - to drive home the fact.

"The next day he's turning a working girl into a canoe." - Henry Foss
Well hello. When one of your main characters is Jack the Ripper you're going to lose a hooker or two...

Heroic Sacrifice
A character does something incredibly brave and dies, is maimed, or is otherwise irrevocably harmed doing it.

Ashley Magnus
Crying forever.

So Ashley was kidnapped and brainwashed and turned into some sort of ubervamp (no not that one). She manages to fight off the brainwashing just long enough to blow herself and the last of the superpowered bad guys up to save her mother's life.

No seriously. Crying. Forever.

Hey! It's That Guy!
When you see someone you've seen elsewhere in a different role appear on another program, this thought may go through your head:
"Hey! It's That Guy! He played [someone else] in [another show].


Helen Magnus, John Druitt, Terrance Wexford, Jimmy
The cast of Stargate had to go somewhere...

Jack the Ripper
Arguably the first, and most likely still most famous, modern example of a Serial Killer.

John Druitt
Duh.

Killer Rabbits
It's small. It's fluffy. It's adorable. And if you get on its bad side, your death will be painful, but swift.

The Nubbins
Oh God. The Nubbins. See also Nightmare Fuel. Clearly Ashley never owned a Furby.

Magnificent Bastard
The Magnificent Bastard is what happens when you combine the Chessmaster, the Trickster, and the Manipulative Bastard (Large Ham is optional): bold, charismatic, independent, and audacious. Generally, this character is real good at being bad.

Nikola Tesla ♥

Spontaneous Choreography
A crowd of random people spontaneously burst into a choreographed song and dance number.

Will Zimmerman
Comedic. Gold.

The Woobie
A woobie (named for a child's security blanket) is that character you want to give a big hug, wrap in a blanket and feed soup to when he or she suffers so very beautifully.

Henry Foss



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beth_soprano From: beth_soprano Date: June 14th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Love this picspam!

(I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY WERE THINKING IN KALI. WHAT. WILL. I DON'T EVEN KNOW.)
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)
♥ Thank you

That dance was the most amazing "what even just happened" moment I have ever experienced.
myfloralbonnet From: myfloralbonnet Date: June 14th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
♥♥♥

Awesome picspam! Love the trope and cap choices.
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you ♥
wickdstarcrunch From: wickdstarcrunch Date: June 14th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Epic picspam is epic!!!!! <3
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! ♥
sweetveritas From: sweetveritas Date: June 14th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)
THIS. EQUALS. WIN!
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
corellianjedi From: corellianjedi Date: June 14th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, this is so very, very awesome. :D
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you ♥

Edited at 2010-06-14 04:46 am (UTC)
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beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

THE DANCE WAS GLORIOUS THAT'S WHAT IT WAS (I was laughing so hard during that scene my God.)

tardis_mafia From: tardis_mafia Date: June 14th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm in love with your picspam, but I MUST thank you for including Watson and Tesla in the same spam...
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 04:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Why thank you =]

I'm strongly rooting for more Tesla and Watson in season three. And I'm kind of madly in love with Tesla so...
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beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Magnus would fight me for how I take my tea. But I would be okay with that.

And thank you =]
karuri From: karuri Date: June 14th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Every time I catch Sanctuary I do a double take with the guest stars.....am waiting for Anderson to make an appearance...nice picspam. Made me smile.
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 04:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Sanctuary is like a clubhouse for Stargate cast members. They just keep popping up.

Also your icon makes me ridiculously happy.
ide_cyan From: ide_cyan Date: June 14th, 2010 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Here via life_on_queen's link. I've seen bits and pieces of the show -- I remember the Nubbins! and an ep with Peter Outerbridge playing Tooms! -- and I was wondering...

and of course we can't forget about James Watson, who discovered this little thing called DNA, and injected himself with the same vampire blood as the other two. Best group of college buddies.

Did they ever mention Rosalind Franklin on the show?
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 05:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Nubbins was so traumatizing.

Off the top of my head I don't believe they've mentioned Rosalind Franklin, though they certainly should.
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beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
THAT. ICON. MY GOD.

And thank you =]
gingasaur From: gingasaur Date: June 14th, 2010 06:14 am (UTC) (Link)
YES YES YES SO GOOD SO GOOD. pfhkdslhf I could've sword Narm was gonna be the one for the Kali dance. And I KNEW Magnificent Bastard would be glorious Mr. Tesla. BEST, I'm glad I sucked it up and clicked pahaha.
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Magnificent Bastard was made for Tesla.

I'm also glad you clicked haha. AMANDA TAPPING IS THE ULTIMATE FORM OF PEER PRESSURE.
madmguillotine From: madmguillotine Date: June 14th, 2010 06:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd also like to see you blow up a helicopter with a vampire squid and an amphibious scorpion fighting on it.

HAHAHA WHAT THE HELL. Between this and The Nubbins, I need to see this show. Now.
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
You do. Sanctuary fans have the most fun. This show is cracktastic. And brilliant.
From: caffrey Date: June 14th, 2010 07:14 am (UTC) (Link)
this is all so true and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT ALL. scrolling down to see the Will dancing spam made me burst into laughter, and it's past midnight and I'm being really loud and just... yeah.

THANK YOU. THIS IS AWESOME.
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
NO THANK YOU.

Will's dance is always. good.
nikolat3sla From: nikolat3sla Date: June 14th, 2010 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)
LOVEEEEE
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
book232 From: book232 Date: June 14th, 2010 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Eeeeeeeeeeek! Okay, so I just finished watching this show this weekend so OF COURSE I totally love this spam. It's perfect! Great job. :D
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
vulcanicity From: vulcanicity Date: June 14th, 2010 10:57 am (UTC) (Link)
This picspam is fucking fantastic! ♥

Will's spontaneous dancing has to be the single funniest thing ever. It's just utterly hilarious.

Oh God, you chose such gorgeoussss Amanda caps for the "Hey! It's that guy!" bit...*drools* How is she so freaking gorgeous?!
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! =]

Will's dance is possibly my favorite TV moment ever just because of how intensely it makes me laugh. Every. Time.

And man. Amanda Tapping is what happens when everything goes amazingly correct with genetics. I do not understand how one person can be so pretty. But I'm really glad she is.
midwifeonboard From: midwifeonboard Date: June 14th, 2010 12:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fabulous, and oh so true. :)
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! =]
boxeddreams From: boxeddreams Date: June 14th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOVE LOVE LOVE. Sanctuary is probably jampacked with extra but LOVE THIS.
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

I think I may do a part two if I have time because there are so many other tropes I could include.
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beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you =]
clwilson2006 From: clwilson2006 Date: June 14th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Brilliant! Sheer Brilliance.

I must explain, I viewed this on my crappy mobile broadband, and get all the text then have to show the pictures afterwards, And I could guess what picture's they were going to be, it was fantasic!

Also your comments about Tesla and his "static cling" had me laughing out of the chair...

excellent excellent work, thankyou so much for sharing.
beijing From: beijing Date: June 14th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! ♥

I'm really excited to see where they're going with Tesla's new found... whatever it is.
kalena_henden From: kalena_henden Date: June 14th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
YAY! GREAT PICSPAM! and the dancing!LOL
beijing From: beijing Date: June 16th, 2010 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)
The dancing is always good.

And thank you =]
windandthestars From: windandthestars Date: June 15th, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
♥!
beijing From: beijing Date: June 16th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)
ladydeadlock001 From: ladydeadlock001 Date: June 15th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was fantastic! Thanks for that, it made my morning!
beijing From: beijing Date: June 16th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! =]
sheikah From: sheikah Date: June 16th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)
BRB linking my whole friends list to this, though I'd make an argument for Will being sort of woobie too. He does get kidnapped a lot.
beijing From: beijing Date: June 16th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
♥ ♥ ♥

And I'm biased in that Ryan Robbins is my secret actor boyfriend (...restraining order material right there.) but Will absolutely has woobie moments.
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