History DarkerAndEdgier / LiveActionTV

15th Nov '17 10:08:31 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' starts off with a DownerBeginning which is easily the darkest of all the TV Kamen Rider series, topped only by the aforementioned ''Amazons'' in-franchise. It features unethical human experimentation, humans being turned into [[MonsterOfTheWeek Smashes]], one of the main characters being framed for murder - and mind you, that's just within ''the first episode''. For comparison's sake, the aforementioned ''Gaim'' and ''Ex-Aid'' started out light-hearted (the former revolving around street dancing at first, the latter started by having the main character treat sick patients successfully), but eventually, things took a turn for the worse later on.
8th Nov '17 1:33:29 AM 4444jdm
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** ''Series/UltrasevenX'' (2007) takes what Nexus did, combines it with ''Series/UltraSeven'' and takes it even further.

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** ''Series/UltrasevenX'' (2007) takes what Nexus did, combines it with ''Series/UltraSeven'' and takes it even further.further to the CyberPunk levels.
28th Oct '17 6:52:28 AM Silverblade2
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* ''Series/{{Family Matters}}'' -- with the "Stevil" episodes. For a family friendly sitcom, this is R-rated stuff. But that's only one thing that makes it Darker and Edgier. It's the fact that it's played off for laughs. It seems that in making a comedic villain for halloween episodes, they veered off-course and into SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's territory of his properly evil acts becoming even more monstrous because he treats it like a big joke. The LaughTrack didn't dilute the NightmareFuel.

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* ''Series/{{Family Matters}}'' -- with the "Stevil" episodes. For a family friendly sitcom, this is R-rated stuff. But that's only one thing that makes it Darker and Edgier. It's the fact that it's played off for laughs. It seems that in making a comedic villain for halloween episodes, they veered off-course and into SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's territory of his properly evil acts becoming even more monstrous because he treats it like a big joke. The LaughTrack didn't dilute the NightmareFuel.
16th Oct '17 5:59:18 PM LordKimmington
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** Ghost Rider is driven by the Spirit of Vengeance and straight up kills criminals. Robbie Reyes first becomes the Ghost Rider due to a car crash which [[spoiler: killed him and crippled his younger brother]]and the Spirit of Vengeance drives him to punish criminals - in the very first episode of the season it shows him torturing a criminal for infomation.

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** Ghost Rider is driven by the Spirit spirit of Vengeance vengeance and straight up kills criminals. Robbie Reyes first becomes the Ghost Rider due to a car crash which [[spoiler: killed him and crippled his younger brother]]and brother]] and the Spirit spirit of Vengeance vengeance drives him to punish criminals - in the very first episode of the season it shows him torturing a criminal someone for infomation.
16th Oct '17 5:57:27 PM LordKimmington
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* ''Series/AgentsOfShield'' gets progressively darker each season. This reaches it's peaks in season four due to introducing Ghost Rider and the LMD storyline.
** Daisy becomes the anti hero known as Quake in season four due to Lincoln dying in season three.
** Ghost Rider is driven by the sprite of vengeance and straight up kills criminals. He becomes Ghost Rider due to him and his little brother almoust dying, the sprite of vengence drives him to punish criminals as a result he hunts criminals down and kill them. In the first episode of the four season it shows ghost rider torturing a criminal for infomation.
** The Four season was advised as darker, edger and sexier, nudity is covered up by different objects. The shows increases the amount of blood shown it also torture this causes the show to get a TV-14 rating.
** The second season deals with inhumans and how they distrust humans, this story line becomes darker when the group know as watch dog toys to eliminate inhumams. It ends with Daisys mother betraying sheild due to her desire to protect inhumans, she kills the new director of sheild. The season ends with her dying.
** In the third season the main villain is ward when he takes control of Hydra he trys to transform the world.
** Mays husband Garner transforms into the inhuman known as lash, unable to control his powers he kills off other inhumans due to beliving it needs to be done. Near of the end of the season he loses control of his mind loses what made him garner and all that is left is lash.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfShield'' gets progressively darker each season. This reaches it's peaks its peak in season four due to introducing the introduction of Ghost Rider and the LMD storyline.
** The second season introduces the Inhumans and showcases their distrust of humanity - not helped by the fact that a radical group called the Watchdogs are trying to wipe them out. The season closes with [[spoiler:Daisy's mother (the leader of the Inhumans) turning on Shield and trying to kill her own daughter.]]
** Daisy becomes the anti hero known as Quake in season four due to Lincoln dying [[spoiler:Lincoln's death]] in season three.
** Ghost Rider is driven by the sprite Spirit of vengeance Vengeance and straight up kills criminals. He Robbie Reyes first becomes the Ghost Rider due to a car crash which [[spoiler: killed him and crippled his little brother almoust dying, younger brother]]and the sprite Spirit of vengence Vengeance drives him to punish criminals as a result he hunts criminals down and kill them. In - in the very first episode of the four season it shows ghost rider him torturing a criminal for infomation.
** The Four season was advised as darker, edger and sexier, nudity is covered up by different objects. The shows increases the amount of blood shown it also torture this causes the show to get a TV-14 rating.
** The second season deals with inhumans and how they distrust humans, this story line becomes darker when the group know as watch dog toys to eliminate inhumams. It ends with Daisys mother betraying sheild due to her desire to protect inhumans, she kills the new director of sheild. The season ends with her dying.
** In the third season the main villain is ward when he takes control of Hydra he trys to transform the world.
** Mays husband Garner transforms into the inhuman known as lash, unable to control his powers he kills off other inhumans due to beliving it needs to be done. Near of the end of the season he loses control of his mind loses what made him garner and all that is left is lash.
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7th Oct '17 12:50:57 AM RyCyber
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** It got worse in Season 3 (the second half anyway) in which Barry accidently ran into the future to see Iris murdered by [[BigBad Savitar]] and Team Flash failing at every turn to prevent it until [[spoiler: HR sacrficed himself in her place via chameleon tech.]] It made even worse when Savitar's true identity was [[spoiler: a future version of Barry, created by the abuse of time remnants in an attempt to defeat Savitar, and wanted to killed Iris to secure his own existence]]. The StableTimeLoop was eventually broken by [[ HR's sarcrifice and Iris fatally shooting him.]]

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** It got worse in Season 3 (the second half anyway) in which Barry accidently ran into the future to see Iris murdered by [[BigBad Savitar]] and Team Flash failing at every turn to prevent it until [[spoiler: HR sacrficed himself in her place via chameleon tech.]] It It made even worse when Savitar's true identity was [[spoiler: a future version of Barry, created by the abuse of time remnants in an attempt to defeat Savitar, and wanted to killed Iris to secure his own existence]]. The StableTimeLoop was eventually broken by [[ [[spoiler: HR's sarcrifice and Iris fatally shooting him.]]
7th Oct '17 12:49:53 AM RyCyber
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** It got worse in Season 3 (the second half anyway) in which Barry accidently ran into the future to see Iris murdered by [[BigBad Savitar]] and Team Flash failing at every turn to prevent it until [[spoiler: HR sacrficed himself in her place via chameleon tech.]] It made even worse when Savitar's true identity was [[spoiler: a future version of Barry, created by the abuse of time remnants in an attempt to defeat Savitar, and wanted to killed Iris to secure his own existence]]. The StableTimeLoop was eventually broken by [[ HR's sarcrifice and Iris fatally shooting him.]]
1st Oct '17 8:17:46 PM n3xus
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** Despite the gaming ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has managed to take on darker tone similar to the earlier Heisei era Kamen Rider such as ''Faiz'' as it resembles a medical drama rather than a regular heroes show. Bugsters are SeriousBusiness in this [[setting CrapsaccharineWorld]], most of the Riders are either amoral [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]] or flat-out [[{{Jerkass}} Jerkasses]] as they are forced to make difficult disease in medicine just like RealLife, a special surgery is required to become a Rider, the [[spoiler: Proto Gashats]] having severe side effects if overused, [[spoiler: which leads to the permanent death of the user]] .

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** Despite the gaming ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has managed to take on darker tone similar to the earlier Heisei era Kamen Rider such as ''Faiz'' as it resembles a medical drama rather than a regular heroes show. Bugsters are SeriousBusiness in this [[setting CrapsaccharineWorld]], [[CrapsaccharineWorld setting]], most of the Riders are either amoral [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]] or flat-out [[{{Jerkass}} Jerkasses]] {{Jerkass}}es as they are forced to make difficult disease in medicine just like RealLife, a special surgery is required to become a Rider, the [[spoiler: Proto Gashats]] having severe side effects if overused, [[spoiler: which leads to the permanent death of the user]] .
19th Sep '17 9:57:22 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** Much like with the below mentioned ''Ohranger'', ''Series/JAKQDengekitai'' started out darker in comparison to ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'', but due to how much of an impact this had on ratings, it was retooled into something more lighthearted.



** ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters'' went the same way as ''Ohranger'', as it too dealt with robot terrorism and the Busters themselves can be weakened to the point where a city could be destroyed and the enetron could be stolen - and also went LighterAndSofter midway through, shifting towards being more comedy-oriented specifically involving the [[RobotBuddy BuddyRoids]]. In fact, it shifted up and down the scale a ''few'' times, so that you have Go-onger scale wackiness at some points and things that would ''never'' happen in any of the above series in others. The end in particular cements the inability to ScrewDestiny in two cases ([[spoiler: You figured no matter how many times we heard it couldn't be done, they'd find a way to save their parents and the other researchers, who were digitized within the DiscOneFinalBoss. Also, a Ranger LivingOnBorrowedTime will usually be saved. When the final curtain closes, it's official: They really ''did'' have to kill their parents with Messiah, ''and'' saving Jin isn't possible.]]) Yes, we ''are'' still talking about the same series whose wacky robots made it seem the SpiritualSuccessor to Go-Onger.
** ''Series/UchuuSentaiKyuranger'' may have a cast that's a lot quirkier than other entries, but it has easily the biggest DownerBeginning in all of Sentai - '''the entire universe''' was conquered by Jark Matter, with civilians shown being killed in the opening[[note]]for comparison's sake, the closet Sentai had come before was near the end of the aforementioned ''Ohranger'', where the villains had conquered the entire earth[[/note]]. Additionally, it features one of the earliest deaths of a Sentai ranger ([[spoiler:Champ]]) in the entire franchise, ''16 episodes in'', with only [[Series/ChoudenshiBioman Mika]] dying earlier.

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** ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters'' went the same way as ''Ohranger'', as it too dealt with robot terrorism and the Busters themselves can be weakened to the point where a city could be destroyed and the enetron Enetron could be stolen - and also went LighterAndSofter midway through, shifting towards being more comedy-oriented specifically involving the [[RobotBuddy BuddyRoids]]. In fact, it shifted up and down the scale a ''few'' times, so that you have Go-onger scale wackiness at some points and things that would ''never'' happen in any of the above series in others. The end in particular cements the inability to ScrewDestiny in two cases ([[spoiler: You figured no matter how many times we heard it couldn't be done, they'd find a way to save their parents and the other researchers, who were digitized within the DiscOneFinalBoss. Also, a Ranger LivingOnBorrowedTime will usually be saved. When the final curtain closes, it's official: They really ''did'' have to kill their parents with Messiah, ''and'' saving Jin isn't possible.]]) Yes, we ''are'' still talking about the same series whose wacky robots made it seem the SpiritualSuccessor to Go-Onger.
** ''Series/UchuuSentaiKyuranger'' may have a cast that's a lot quirkier than other entries, but it has easily the biggest DownerBeginning in all of Sentai - '''the entire universe''' was conquered by Jark Matter, with civilians shown being killed in the opening[[note]]for comparison's sake, the closet Sentai had come before was near the end of the aforementioned ''Ohranger'', where the villains had conquered the entire earth[[/note]].earth[[/note]], with only the below-mentioned ''Ultraman Geed'' topping it. Additionally, it features one of the earliest deaths of a Sentai ranger ([[spoiler:Champ]]) in the entire franchise, ''16 episodes in'', with only [[Series/ChoudenshiBioman Mika]] dying earlier.
19th Sep '17 12:26:39 AM 4444jdm
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** ''Series/UltraQ: Dark Fantasy'' (2004) is a more-horrifying remake of the original, being more horror-focused in tone and even ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

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** ''Series/UltraQ: Dark Fantasy'' ''Series/UltraQDarkFantasy'' (2004) is a more-horrifying remake of [[Series/UltraQ the original, 1966 original]], being more horror-focused in tone and even ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
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