History Characters / LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit

2nd Jun '18 5:36:02 PM dbdude01
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* AllCrimesAreEqual: When a group of teenagers threw a party with alcohol and a girl drank too much until she choked on her own vomit, Stabler went after the teenagers with the same zeal with which he goes after murderers, rapists, and pedophiles, and was outraged when the judge didn't throw the book at them. Stabler can be expected to lose his perspective (he has very little to begin with) whenever a victim is even remotely similar to his daughter.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Inverted. Stabler is overzealous, tempermental, and has no regard for constitutional rights. He is frequently temporarily partnered with cops who are even worse. Sometimes it seems as if Stabler learns his lesson from working with them, but it [[AesopAmnesia never sticks]].
24th May '18 2:21:05 AM dbdude01
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* TheDulcineaEffect: Whenever Benson screws up and an innocent person is hurt, she starts to feel guilty, which immediately results in everyone rushing to reassure her about what a great cop she is. Taken UpToEleven in "Justice Denied" when she finds out she coerced a confession from an innocent man and sent him to prison for a crime he didn't commit. The innocent man's lawyer reassured her that she was a good cop.


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* InsaneTrollLogic: Whenever he's interrogating someone and he runs out of questions he'll sarcastically say "You've got an answer for everything don't you?" or he'll turn to a third person and sarcastically say "The guys got an answer for everything." It seems Stabler believes that having a satisfactory answer for all of a detective's questions is evidence that a person must be guilty of something.
21st May '18 1:42:58 PM MikeW
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Has become this in Season 19's "Sunk Cost Fallacy." The team believe an abusive and cheating husband killed his wife and daughter. But as they go over later evidence, they find they're still alive and missing. Benson discovers Cabot is now part of a group who specialize in helping abused women fake their deaths for new lives and isn't above framing the husbands for the "murder." She defends herself on it all and ranting about how the justice system has failed these women and only this way can help.
-->'''Benson''': What happened to you?
-->'''Cabot''': I opened my eyes.
17th May '18 12:10:39 PM Eolewyn1010
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* DeadpanSnarker: He is often subtly sarcastic to the detectives.

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* DeadpanSnarker: He is often subtly sarcastic to the detectives.detectives, at times to the attorneys as well:
--> '''Alex Cabot''': I need your advice.
--> '''Huang''': Lie down on [[FreudianCouch the couch]].
11th May '18 10:44:57 PM profviral
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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler: [[PutOnABus His final episode]], Barba stopped the life support of the baby of the man he was forced to prosecute in order to end the child's pain and the couple's suffering. While he stood trial for his actions, he was found not guilty.]]
7th May '18 12:14:10 PM Eolewyn1010
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* StraightGay: [[AmbiguouslyGay Heavily hinted at for several years]] and then finally confirmed.

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* StraightGay: [[AmbiguouslyGay Heavily hinted at for several years]] and then finally confirmed. Though he already all but spelled it out back in season 3, episode 18 "Guilt" when they were dealing with a teenage boy who had been sexually abused by a man.
--> '''Huang''': Victims his age are afraid that, because their abuser is male, they themselves might be gay. He might perceive my presence as an accusation.
30th Apr '18 8:44:58 PM Snowsky
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* RaisedByGrandparents: [[spoiler:Because he was the result of an incestuous rape, his mother didn't want him and gave him away to his grandmother.]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: [[spoiler:A deconstruction. He was the product of his grandfather raping his mother, and when he was born, he looked so much like his grandfather that his mother couldn't stand to look at him and let him be raised by his grandmother.]]
30th Apr '18 8:37:14 PM Snowsky
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* PunnyName: A lawyer named ''Case''y.
30th Apr '18 7:43:42 PM M3
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* KnightInSourArmor: SOMETHING had to have happened by "Sunk Cost Fallacy" because the attorney who previously sought to uphold the law and pursue justice...has changed heavily. She points out that the "To tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth." is, to paraphrase, a load of crap fed to people before trial to make them think the system gives a damn about what is or will happen to them. She still desires to do the right thing; even if it's vigilantism and against many of the laws set in place.
-->'''Alex:''' I opened my eyes. I opened them wide, and I saw that for twelve years I saw that I was a cog in a 'holier than thou' wheel and the wheel keeps spinning and tossing off bodies as it goes."
30th Apr '18 7:32:08 PM M3
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* BrokenBird: Although in this case, it happens during the series, not before it.

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* BrokenBird: Although in this case, it happens during the series, not before it. By her most recent appearance, she's not only revoked New York State Law, but she's actually rebelling against it; yelling out at how the law repeatedly fails the victims it can't protect.
* CameBackWrong: As of "Sunk Cost Fallacy", we see Alex assisting in a type of women's protection service bracket and she has become very embittered against the law and it's repeated failings on its ability to actually protect victims of domestic abuse.



* WhatTheHellHero: Occasionally gets speeches like this from judges on account of her, um, liberties with the law.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Occasionally gets speeches like this from judges on account of her, um, liberties with the law. During "Sunk Cost Fallacy", she berates Olivia for foolishly upholding the law in ignorance of misdeeds being committed through the law.
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