History EvenEvilHasStandards / LiveActionTV

27th Jun '16 9:33:03 PM SomberCaelifera
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** Straight example in "Train job". Even though they are hired by a psychotic ganglord known for punishing failure with horrible death, Mal is still unwilling to carry on with the heist and returns the stolen medicine which the whole town would suffer terribly without.

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** Straight example in "Train job"."The Train Job". Even though they are hired by a psychotic ganglord known for punishing failure with horrible death, Mal is still unwilling to carry on with the heist and returns the stolen medicine which the whole town would suffer terribly without.



** The episode "Evacuation", where, even in school gym where the neighborhood is staying (because Hal's couch accidentally tipped over a train carrying radioactive waste), Malcolm is still grounded, despite not being at home. When Malcolm has had enough and sarcastically asks Lois if she's going to spank him, she puts Malcolm over her knee and... [[FelonyMisdemeanor lightly taps him on the butt.]] EVERYONE IN THE GYM reacts with silent shock as if it's the worst thing ever and Lois is banished outside along with Hal, Reese and Dewey, [[EarnYourHappyEnding while Malcolm finally gets peace (meaning for once, Malcolm actually wins).]] Though Reese was banished for setting up a black market, Hal for causing the problem, and Dewey and been telling people his family was dead to get sympathy (and toys).

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** The episode "Evacuation", where, even in the school gym where the neighborhood is staying (because Hal's couch accidentally tipped over a train carrying radioactive waste), Malcolm is still grounded, despite not being at home. When Malcolm has had enough and sarcastically asks Lois if she's going to spank him, she puts Malcolm over her knee and... [[FelonyMisdemeanor lightly taps him on the butt.]] EVERYONE IN THE GYM reacts with silent shock as if it's the worst thing ever and Lois is banished outside along with Hal, Reese and Dewey, [[EarnYourHappyEnding while Malcolm finally gets peace (meaning for once, Malcolm actually wins).]] Though Reese was banished for setting up a black market, Hal for causing the problem, and Dewey and had been telling people his family was dead to get sympathy (and toys).
11th Jun '16 3:06:33 PM Maplekey
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* ''Series/HouseOfCards'': Frank Underwood - a [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative bastard]] and [[VillainProtagonist villain protagonist]] extraordinaire - is disgusted and outraged when [[spoiler: he comes face to face with [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil his wife's rapist.]]]]
13th May '16 3:20:04 AM Sugao
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* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': Temperance was counting on this when she was stuck inside a prison while visiting when a prison riot breaks out; she was counting on the unwritten prisoner code of ethics that harming a pregnant woman is heavily frowned upon. She walks right through the thick of it; the few rioters that do attempt to make a run at her are quickly consumed again into the riot by other rioters who take notice.

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* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': ''Series/{{Bones}}'':
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Temperance was counting on this when she was stuck inside a prison while visiting when a prison riot breaks out; she was counting on the unwritten prisoner code of ethics that harming a pregnant woman is heavily frowned upon. She walks right through the thick of it; the few rioters that do attempt to make a run at her are quickly consumed again into the riot by other rioters who take notice.notice.
** Angela is fine running simulations where the victim gets stabbed, shot, or even beheaded, but she draws the line at making her computer people ''vomit''. That's just gross.
24th Apr '16 2:05:22 PM nmn3r3
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** Mayor Wilkins says that he married his wife in '03 and that he was with her to the end, which was "not a pretty picture." He suggests that the immortal Angel and the mortal Buffy will have the same problem. Wilkins gets in Angel's face, saying that he's selfish for keeping Buffy from the life she should have. "Is that what you came back from hell for? Is that your greater purpose?" Receiving a blank stare for an answer, Wilkins disgustedly turns his back on him. And the episode "Gingerbread" has him genuinely horrified at the child murders, though it's also entirely possible he was just doing what the townspeople expected of him. The fact he looks worried when the dark forces of the town are brought up only muddies things further. The Mayor does love kids, so he probably doesn't like seeing them get killed if he's not the one eating them himself. He's also a big believer in keeping his word and doesn't like when he is made to look dishonest. In fact, the only time we see say or do anything that might be considered threatening to his henchmen is when Mr Trick says he did him a favor by accidentally getting Lurconis, the demon the Mayor had pledged a sacrifice too, killed by the gang. He tells him that he should be very careful what favors he does for him in the future.

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** Mayor Wilkins says that he married his wife in '03 1903 and that he was with her to the end, which was "not a pretty picture." He suggests that the immortal Angel and the mortal Buffy will have the same problem. Wilkins gets in Angel's face, saying that he's selfish for keeping Buffy from the life she should have. "Is that what you came back from hell for? Is that your greater purpose?" Receiving a blank stare for an answer, Wilkins disgustedly turns his back on him. And the episode "Gingerbread" has him genuinely horrified at the child murders, though it's also entirely possible he was just doing what the townspeople expected of him. The fact he looks worried when the dark forces of the town are brought up only muddies things further. The Mayor does love kids, so he probably doesn't like seeing them get killed if he's not the one eating them himself. He's also a big believer in keeping his word and doesn't like when he is made to look dishonest. In fact, the only time we see say or do anything that might be considered threatening to his henchmen is when Mr Trick says he did him a favor by accidentally getting Lurconis, the demon the Mayor had pledged a sacrifice too, killed by the gang. He tells him that he should be very careful what favors he does for him in the future.
13th Apr '16 7:21:22 PM missmoon
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* On ''Series/TheDailyShow'' Darth Vader once showed up to complain about Jon Stewart's comparison of Dick Cheney to him. Apparently shooting your friend in the face is something worse than the dark side.

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* On ''Series/TheDailyShow'' ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'', Darth Vader once showed up to complain about Jon Stewart's comparison of Dick Cheney to him. Apparently shooting your friend in the face is something worse than the dark side.side.
* On ''Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah'', Trevor points out that when Ted Cruz made derogatory remarks about "New York values", even [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/gfm69z/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-breaking-down-the-republican-and-democratic-debates Donald Trump]] took offense and used a 9/11 barb to force Cruz to applaud for him.
** In a [[http://www.cc.com/video-collections/qkhul9/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-between-the-scenes/n3nio0 web-only clip]] of Trevor chatting with the audience, he comes to the conclusion that Trump is even worse than the African dictators he compared Trump to because at least they were [[AffablyEvil more tactful in their cruelty]].
9th Apr '16 9:28:18 AM TheWanderer
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** When two hitmen try to kill Omar on a Sunday while he's in the middle of taking his grandmother to church, the Baltimore underworld reacts in uproar. Business is business, but Sundays are sacred. Even Avon Barksdale, a BloodKnight supreme who disdains things like cooperation and truces between drug gangs in favor of bloody gang wars, ''and'' who has a violent grudge against Omar, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB4m-eO8XLg is taken aback by this]].
--->The Sunday truce been around as long as The Game itself man, I mean you know what I'm saying? You can do some shit and be like, "What the fuck", but hey, just never on no Sunday, man.

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** When two hitmen try to kill Omar on a Sunday while he's in the middle of taking his grandmother to church, the Baltimore underworld reacts in uproar. Business is business, but Sundays are sacred. Even Avon Barksdale, a BloodKnight supreme who disdains things like cooperation and truces between drug gangs in favor of bloody gang wars, ''and'' who has a violent grudge against Omar, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB4m-eO8XLg is taken aback by this]].
--->The
this]], and forces the hitmen to apologize to Omar's grandmother and buy her a new church hat to replace the one that was ruined because of them. Avon's chief enforcer, Slim Charles, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttLJNOOsPiY is especially livid]] about the whole thing.
--->'''Avon:''' The
Sunday truce been around as long as The Game itself man, I mean you know what I'm saying? You can do some shit and be like, "What the fuck", but hey, just never on no Sunday, man.man.
--->'''Slim Charles:''' On a Sunday morning? Y'all try to hit a nigga when he taking his wrinkled ass grandma to pray? And y'all don't hit the nigga neither? All you kill is grandma's crown? ... Ain't enough y'all done violated the Sunday morning truce, no! I'm standing here holding the torn up [[NiceHat church crown]] of a bona fide [[ProperLady colored lady]]! Do yo know what a colored lady is?! Not your moms, fo sho, cause if they was that, y'all woulda known better than that ''bullshit!''
29th Mar '16 12:23:32 PM dmcreif
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** Although Jesse is an AntiVillain at worst in general, he's extremely disturbed when innocent people are hurt, and when those innocent people are [[ChildrenAreInnocent kids]] this unease turns into [[BerserkButton violent anger]].
** Mike might be a cold-blooded killer, but [[PunchClockVillain it's just a job]] and he does try to avoid as much unnecessary death as possible - in season 5 when a character suggests that he hit ten people who could potentially talk to the police, he tells them outright that in the real world people don't just kill ten people like that. He was fairly disgusted when [[spoiler: Todd shot and killed a child]], and threatened him against the wall that he would never bring a gun on a heist ever again.
** Walt insists to the end that he would never, ever hurt his family, though he starts having to do some pretty impressive mental gymnastics to keep justifying what he's doing in spite of this principle later on.
** Saul is an AmoralAttorney and proud of it, but even he's disturbed when he realizes [[spoiler: Walt poisoned and hospitalized a child during the season four finale. From then on, he only continues working for Walt out of fear.]]
** Jack's crew are a neo-Nazi gang who have even less qualms than Mike about killing, but they absolutely despise rats and Jack is pretty insulted when Walt suggests they lied to him in the finale. [[spoiler: This lead's to Jack's death, as his attempt to prove he has not partnered himself with Jesse in producing meth gives Walt the time to retrieve the trigger for the machine gun trap he has in his car boot parked outside the room they're in.]]

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** Although Jesse Pinkman is an AntiVillain at worst in general, he's extremely disturbed when innocent people are hurt, and when those innocent people are [[ChildrenAreInnocent kids]] this unease turns into [[BerserkButton violent anger]].
** Mike Ehrmantraut might be a cold-blooded killer, but [[PunchClockVillain it's just a job]] and he does try to avoid as much unnecessary death as possible - in season 5 when a character suggests that he hit ten people who could potentially talk to the police, he tells them outright that in the real world people don't just kill ten people like that. He was fairly disgusted when [[spoiler: Todd shot and killed a child]], and threatened him against the wall that he would never bring a gun on a heist ever again.
** Walt Walter White insists to the end that he would never, ever hurt his family, though he starts having to do some pretty impressive mental gymnastics to keep justifying what he's doing in spite of this principle later on.
** Saul Goodman is an AmoralAttorney and proud of it, but even he's disturbed when he realizes [[spoiler: Walt poisoned and hospitalized a child during the season four finale. From then on, he only continues working for Walt out of fear.]]
** Jack's Jack Welker and his crew are a neo-Nazi gang who have even less qualms than Mike about killing, but they absolutely despise rats and Jack is pretty insulted when Walt suggests they lied to him in the finale. [[spoiler: This lead's to Jack's death, as his attempt to prove he has not partnered himself with Jesse in producing meth gives Walt the time to retrieve the trigger for the machine gun trap he has in his car boot parked outside the room they're in.]]
17th Mar '16 11:17:37 AM TheWanderer
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** Chris, one of Marlo Stanfield's most lethal assassins is cold and calculating when it comes to murdering, and shows no remorse for his actions, but when Michael told him about his step father who molested him, Chris snaps and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutally beats him to death with nothing but his fists]]. Although the show never suggested whether Chris's disgust came from child rapists in general or because he was raped himself, [[WordOfGod David Simon]] implied that it was the latter.
** Brother Mouzone has a well-earned reputation as a cold-hearted and lethal enforcer, but when [[spoiler:Omar attacks him, believing that he was behind the brutal torture and murder of Brandon in the first season,]] he denies his involvement, saying that torture "Isn't my style".

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** Chris, one of Marlo Stanfield's most lethal assassins assassins, is cold and calculating when it comes to murdering, murder, and shows no remorse for his actions, but actions. But when Michael told him about his step father who how Michael's step-father molested him, Chris snaps snapped and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutally beats him the step-father to death with nothing but his fists]]. Although the show never suggested whether Chris's disgust came from child rapists in general or because he was raped himself, [[WordOfGod David Simon]] implied that it was the latter. \n (The revelation from Season 5 that Chris is himself a father who cares about his kids very much and takes care of them probably factored into things too.)
** Brother Mouzone has a well-earned reputation as a cold-hearted and lethal enforcer, but when [[spoiler:Omar Omar attacks him, believing that he was behind the brutal torture and murder of Brandon in the first season,]] season, he denies his involvement, saying that torture "Isn't my style".
28th Feb '16 7:56:16 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'': The local Klan leader is rallying the townspeople to drive TokenMinority Couple Grace and Robert E. out of their home and to equally terrorize the titular character, given that she abhors their behavior. When she confronts him about burning a cross on her property, he remorselessly tells her , "Folks don't take kindly to sympathizers. And you've got those young'uns to look after. . ." This turns out to be a huge mistake on his part as (a) It presses both her and Sully's BerserkButton—Sully outright threatens to kill him if he lays a hand on any of the children, and (b) Even some of the other Klan members express disgust at this. Later in the episode, when they kidnap Robert E. with the intent of hanging him, several of the men--Loren, Jake, and even Hank--are very reluctant to go as far as murder.
** Speaking of Hank, for all his bigotry, he refuses to terrorize the Jewish family that has come to town, explaining that a group of Jews once saved his life.
26th Feb '16 2:05:45 PM thatmadork
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* ''Series/{{Spaced}}'': Duane Benzie is a total {{Jerkass}} who is fine with stealing Tim's girlfriend, shooting him in the back of the head (with a paintball gun) and cheating in an agreed duel, but he would ''never'' shoot Tim directly ''in the face'' with it.



* ''Series/{{Spaced}}'': Duane Benzie, the {{Jerkass}} backstabber who stole Sarah away from Tim, would happily shoot Tim in the back of the head at point blank range with a paintball gun, cheat in an agreed duel, and shoot Tim while he's clearly defenceless. However, he draws a line at shooting Tim directly in the ''face''.
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