History CharacterDerailment / LiveActionTV

17th Jan '16 10:34:20 AM nombretomado
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* The arc dealing with Olivia's discovery of her half brother on ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', an until-then realistic show with realistically sensible characters, reduced Olivia to possessing all the common sense of your average soap opera character. She and Cragen even note later that she was [[NotHimself Not Herself]].
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* The arc dealing with Olivia's discovery of her half brother on ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', an until-then realistic show with realistically sensible characters, reduced Olivia to possessing all the common sense of your average soap opera character. She and Cragen even note later that she was [[NotHimself Not Herself]].
8th Dec '15 1:09:45 PM Berrenta
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** Then there was the episode 'Point of No Return', with the discovery that Marty Pino, a former recurring coroner who was enjoyed by some fans, was revealed to be a serial killing drug seller grinding up body parts for dope extract-[[InternetBacklash the message board lit up a lot with the yelling about character derailment and complete character trashing.]]
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** Then there was the episode 'Point of No Return', with the discovery that Marty Pino, a former recurring coroner who was enjoyed by some fans, was revealed to be a serial killing drug seller grinding up body parts for dope extract-[[InternetBacklash the extract-the message board lit up a lot with the yelling about character derailment and complete character trashing.]]
18th Nov '15 8:37:22 PM DrOO7
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* The title character of the Masterpiece Theatre series ''Series/{{Bramwell}}'' goes through this in the final season. Once a mature, intelligent, level-headed young woman, she's suddenly cheating on her fiance, having WallBangHer sex with an army major she just met a few weeks prior, acting shocked and horrified at the things that go on in the slums of London when she's been working in this area for years and shouldn't be shocked by anything, and generally running around acting very foolish and impulsive. She may as well have been a completely different character, not just a ruined one. ** Her colleague Dr. Marsham gets this too. All scenes regarding him and his wife indicate that he loves her very much. He goes beserk upon learning that she has incurable cancer and is devastated when she dies. But in the final season, we learn that he's a regular visitor to brothels and has been even before his wife died, meaning that he was cheating on the spouse that he adored so much.
10th Nov '15 3:05:08 AM MrThorfan64
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** Petyr Baelish, a.k.a. Littlefinger. It's made pretty clear in Season 4 that he's seeing Sansa as a replacement for her mother Catelyn Stark, the woman he was obsessed with. In Season 5 he doesn't hesitate for a second to [[spoiler: send her up to the Boltons in the North to marry Ramsay]].
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** Petyr Baelish, a.k.a. Littlefinger. It's made pretty clear in Season 4 that he's seeing Sansa as a replacement for her mother Catelyn Stark, the woman he was obsessed with. In Season 5 he doesn't hesitate for a second to [[spoiler: send her up to the Boltons in the North to marry Ramsay]]. This may be justified as he says he doesn't know anything about Ramsay, but that still derails him as he's meant to be a great planner and information gatherer who wouldn't send Sansa to marry someone without knowing them well, especially as Ramsay has a reputation as TheDreaded throughout the North so Littlefinger should have known of their psychotic qualities.
7th Nov '15 8:20:23 AM Cameron178
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** In season six, she spent more time moping over Stefan ignoring her, to the point where she blithely ignored most of Enzo's crimes (like eating waitresses). When her mother died, she willingly turned off her humanity to avoid dealing with the grief, not only bringing harm to innocents and her own friends, but becoming a big hypocrite in the process (see her complaints about Elena and Damon in the previous two seasons.) She also got Stefan to turn off his own. Nowadays, she is too busy feeling insecure about an old relationship Stefan had before he turned into a vampire. [[spoiler: That last one is justified as of this week, however, when Stefan lies to her and spends time with his ex after learning of his baby being killed.]]
4th Nov '15 5:58:50 PM GrantMK2
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** Petyr Baelish, a.k.a. Littlefinger. It's made pretty clear in Season 4 that he's seeing Sansa as a replacement for her mother Catelyn Stark, the woman he was obsessed with. In Season 5 he doesn't hesitate for a second to [[spoiler: send her up to the Boltons in the North to marry Ramsay]].
24th Oct '15 5:58:41 PM nombretomado
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* {{Primeval}} Helen Cutter: Gruff loner who mostly just wants to be left in peace to enjoy touring through prehistory (Season 1)? Amoral scientist willing to work with anyone to get the resources she needs for her work (Season 2)? Or crazed eco-zealot seeking to destroy all humankind (Season 3)? It's like she was a different person each season.
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* {{Primeval}} ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' - Helen Cutter: Gruff loner who mostly just wants to be left in peace to enjoy touring through prehistory (Season 1)? Amoral scientist willing to work with anyone to get the resources she needs for her work (Season 2)? Or crazed eco-zealot seeking to destroy all humankind (Season 3)? It's like she was a different person each season.
28th Sep '15 10:26:04 PM sayaleviathan
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** A lot of viewers disliked Ellaria Sand's [[AdaptationalVillainy portrayal]] in Season 5 [[spoiler:after Oberyn was killed]]. In the books, she's a NiceGirl and the OnlySaneWoman who called out on the Martells that avenging the deaths of their relatives will not bring them back considering that the people responsible for it were already dead [[spoiler:(one of them got a MutualKill from Oberyn)]]. In fact, in Season 4, she even tried to calm Oberyn down when he heard two Lannister soldiers singing, "The Rains of Castamere". However in Season 5, she becomes very irrational and wanted to [[WouldHurtAChild harm Myrcella]], because she's a Lannister despite that she has nothing to do with her lover's death and regardless that Doran gave her a second chance with a warning, [[spoiler:she still pursues her revenge by poisoning Myrcella while she's on her way back to King's Landing with Jaime and Bronn]]. This action became Ellaria's MoralEventHorizon which not only destroyed any chance for the Lannister-Martell feud to end [[spoiler:but also endangered Doran's son, Trystane, who will probably be the target of Jaime's anger since someone from Dorne killed his daughter]].
4th Aug '15 7:18:18 PM irrevenant
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* {{Primeval}} Helen Cutter: Gruff loner who mostly just wants to be left in peace to enjoy touring through prehistory (Season 1)? Amoral scientist willing to work with anyone to get the resources she needs for her work (Season 2)? Or crazed eco-zealot seeking to destroy all humankind (Season 3)? It's like she was a different person each season.
20th Jul '15 2:22:40 PM Austin
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Justifying edit.
*** Most of this was positive character development. It did make a few of the characters more likeable.
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