History EvenEvilHasStandards / LiveActionTV

24th Jun '17 7:18:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/DukesOfHazzard'': Hazzard County's Boss Hogg may be so crooked he makes Al Capone look honest, but he draws the line at actions that might actually physically harm someone and refuses to work with anyone who supports that sort of thing. (One episode that dealt with marijuana had Boss Hogg vehemently declare that he would never sell drugs for any type of money.) His would-be partners don't take kindly to such an attitude, and Boss Hogg often needs the Dukes to pull his bacon out of the fire when this happens.

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* ''Series/DukesOfHazzard'': ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': Hazzard County's Boss Hogg may be so crooked he makes Al Capone look honest, but he draws the line at actions that might actually physically harm someone and refuses to work with anyone who supports that sort of thing. (One episode that dealt with marijuana had Boss Hogg vehemently declare that he would never sell drugs for any type of money.) His would-be partners don't take kindly to such an attitude, and Boss Hogg often needs the Dukes to pull his bacon out of the fire when this happens.
22nd Jun '17 10:36:39 PM Discar
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--->'''Bakuto:''' You poor people are such a mess. I know a good family therapist that could help, should any of you survive the night.
*** Bakuto in general, applies this philosophy to how he runs his section of the Hand. He claims that Madame Gao's methods of running her part of the Hand are too extreme for him.

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--->'''Bakuto:''' ---->'''Bakuto:''' You poor people are such a mess. I know a good family therapist that could help, should any of you survive the night.
*** Bakuto in general, general applies this philosophy to how he runs his section of the Hand. He claims that Madame Gao's methods of running her part of the Hand are too extreme for him. Of course, much of it is a lie; he smiles more and generally avoids killing those who are still useful, but he uses many cultish recruitment techniques and will kill even his most loyal servants the second they stop being useful. Gao points out a few times that at least she's honest.
15th Jun '17 12:14:05 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' used this trope as the basis for a sketch where a villain who cares a great deal about political correctness named General Drayfox is horrified to learn that the superhero Captain Todger is [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero a massive bigot]] and is serving a prison sentence for committing statutory rape.
4th Jun '17 5:21:34 PM gb00393
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** Locke is incensed when Jaime attempts to buy him twice. He might be an open rapist and chop limbs off for a hobby but he prides himself in his iron loyalty, like all Northmen.
3rd Jun '17 11:54:16 AM WanderingBrowser
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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': In one episode, the team is stranded on a planet populated by the descendants of people deliberately indoctrinated to be primitives who worship the Hynerian Dominars as living gods. Rigel XVI, a Dominar in exile, has been a greedy, arrogant, selfish, backstabbing pain-in-the-ass throughout the series, but when he finds this out, he is horrified, and gently tries to convince the neo-primitives that he and his family aren't gods.
3rd Jun '17 8:01:08 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheWire'':
** Omar is a badass shotgun-wielding terror of the streets, preying on drug dealers and stealing their money. He's very careful, though, to make sure that [[WouldNotShootACivilian nobody who's not in the game gets hurt]]...in other words, civilians and citizens who don't deal drugs. He also brings his grannie to church once a month while [[DontTellMama never letting her know what he really does for a living]].
** 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]], 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.

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* ''Series/TheWire'':
''Series/TheWire'': The criminal gangs of the show all demonstrate that they have to exercise some standards.
** Omar Little is a badass shotgun-wielding terror of the streets, preying on drug dealers and stealing their money. He's very careful, though, to make sure that [[WouldNotShootACivilian nobody who's not in the game gets hurt]]...in other words, civilians and citizens who don't deal drugs. He also brings his grannie grandma to church once a month while [[DontTellMama never letting her know what he really does for a living]].
** When two of Avon's 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, wars like the one he's engaged in with Marlo Stanfield at the time, ''and'' who has a violent grudge against Omar, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB4m-eO8XLg is taken aback by 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.



** Bodie isn't necessarily painted as evil, but he's still an unrepentant drug dealer who has murdered and gone to war with other gangs in the street without question when ordered. Even as someone who has been in the drug trade since he was 12 and is totally hardened to it, he is still disgusted by the amount of people that drug kingpin Marlo Stanfield has had murdered and how little justification there was for many of those murders.

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** Bodie isn't necessarily painted as evil, but he's still an unrepentant drug dealer who has murdered and gone to war with other gangs in the street without question when ordered. Even as someone who has been in the drug trade since he was 12 and is totally hardened to it, he is still disgusted by the amount of people that drug kingpin Marlo Stanfield has had murdered and how little justification there was for many of those murders.murders, to the point that he decides to become an informant for [=McNulty=], and ends up getting killed for it.



** Chris, one of Marlo Stanfield's most lethal assassins, is cold and calculating when it comes to murder, and shows no remorse for his actions. But when Michael told him about how Michael's step-father molested him, Chris snapped and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutally beats 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. (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.)

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** Chris, one of Chris Partlow, Marlo Stanfield's NumberTwo and his most lethal assassins, assassin, is cold and calculating when it comes to murder, and shows no remorse for his actions. In fact, he's got the highest body count of any character in the show. But when Michael told Lee tells him about how Michael's step-father molested him, Chris snapped snaps and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutally beats 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. (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.)
3rd Jun '17 7:56:45 AM dmcreif
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**''Series/IronFist2017'':
***Bakuto seems disgusted by the Meachums and their power plays, telling Danny that he should be glad to get away from them, comparing them to vipers.
--->'''Bakuto:''' You poor people are such a mess. I know a good family therapist that could help, should any of you survive the night.
***Bakuto in general, applies this philosophy to how he runs his section of the Hand. He claims that Madame Gao's methods of running her part of the Hand are too extreme for him.
3rd Jun '17 7:54:49 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'':
**''Series/Daredevil2015'':
***In "Speak of the Devil", Father Lantom recounts to Matt Murdock an event that he witnessed in the Rwanda genocides of 1994. A militia tried to kill a village elder by cutting his head off with a machete. Then after seeing how much his followers loved him, they couldn't go through with it and just wanted to give him a quick death by shooting him instead. Their leader...he had no such standards.
***In her final moments before she is gunned down, DA Samantha Reyes reveals to Matt, Karen and Foggy that she was horrified by the consequences of her botched attempt to capture the Blacksmith, which resulted in a shootout that got Frank Castle's entire family killed. It didn't stop her though from trying to cover her tracks, including putting a DNR order on Frank.
***Wilson Fisk is rather pragmatic when it comes to who needs to be killed. Small loose ends and associates he thinks are scum are free game after their business is concluded (Rance, Farnum, [=McClintock=]), whereas people he actually respects tend to be safe unless they betray him (Owlsley).
***In "Penny and Dime," the Kitchen Irish manage to catch up to and capture Frank Castle. Finn tries promising Frank a quick painless death if he does as he's told, and spares Frank's dog when he finally agrees to do so.
** ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': Despite being otherwise a total sociopath and [[MindRape mind controller]], there are a few things that Kilgrave actually is disgusted by.
***For example, in the episode where Kilgrave has taken over Jessica' childhood house, he controls Jessica's neighbor. It's a great moment because you can't help but see the appeal of his powers when he puts her in her place so deftly. Then later that episode you're reminded of how evil he is when he uses her as a suicide bomber.
***Kilgrave is visibly disgusted by Jeri Hograth's plan to use his abilities to get her wife, Wendy, to sign the divorce papers. He appears to sympathize with Wendy and encourages her to get revenge, instructing her to literally give Jeri "{{death by a thousand cuts}}".
**''Series/LukeCage2016'':
***Shades and Cottonouth are disgusted by Tone's willingness to shoot up Pop's barbershop with [[GunsAkimbo two submachine guns]], especially since Pop is killed by a stray round, and his barbershop is neutral territory for a reason. Shades is both distressed and disturbed, while Cottonmouth is offended enough by Tone's casual dismissal of Pop's death as "a casualty of war" that he throws Tone to his death.
***[[spoiler:Mariah and Shades rebel against Diamondback's needlessly bloody methods, which periodically endanger their own ambitions. The two even try to bargain with Luke Cage as a result.]]
***Mariah reacts with outrage and disapproval when Cottonmouth shoots Scarfe and later when Diamondback kills a police officer, seeing that as unwanted heat she can't afford.
***Momma Mabel refused to sell drugs, and when one of her henchmen broke this rule, she had Pete kill him for it. She also eventually had Pete killed when she found out he'd been molesting Mariah.
***Turk Barrett is willing to work with guys like Diamondback and Wilson Fisk, but he also views Diamondback's main lieutenant, Zip, as a disappointment compared to Zip's late father Romeo.
28th May '17 5:25:54 PM gb00393
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** Invoked and mocked by Theon's torturer Ramsay Snow. He castrates Theon, and in a later scene he [[ImAHumanitarian eats a sausage that looks suspiciously like... well, you know,]] in front of a cringing Theon. He pretends to be shocked at the suggestion that Theon would think him a cannibalistic savage and confirms it's just pork sausage. He is obviously just messing with his prisoner's mind out of cruelty, but it's very doubtful if he would really have such a standard.

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** Ramsay Snow/Bolton:
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Invoked and mocked by Theon's torturer Ramsay Snow.when he tortures his prisoner Theon in the Season 3 finale. He castrates Theon, and in a later scene he [[ImAHumanitarian eats a sausage that looks suspiciously like... well, you know,]] in front of a cringing Theon. He pretends to be shocked at the suggestion that Theon would think him a cannibalistic savage and confirms it's just pork sausage. He is obviously just messing with his prisoner's mind out of cruelty, but it's very doubtful if according to his dialogue with Osha in "Book of the Stranger," he would really may have such a standard.standard after all. Still, given who he is, it's just a matter of time.
*** Astonishingly enough, this ''does'' play into effect in "Kill the Boy". Ramsay is speechless and a bit sickened-looking as Roose regales him with the story of his conception. Considering that Ramsay himself is a rapist and killer, it seems more likely he's sickened by how Roose's story relates to ''him''.
*** When he stabs his father to death, he takes no pleasure in it, and appears to be shaken up afterwards, but he soon regains composure. That's about the extent of his standards.
27th May '17 2:20:52 AM Slothgirl
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Not quite Evil as much as Perverts, but there was a SubvertedTrope instance regarding Howard Wolowitz: Howard was feeling depressed that he couldn't find a girl, so Raj and Leonard go to Las Vegas and hire a prostitute to act as a Jewish woman for him to sleep with in order to make him feel better. When talking with her, Howard excuses himself, and tells Leonard and Raj that he knows they hired a prostitute and that she wasn't actually Jewish in a tone that implied that he was angered that they did that, which likewise implied that he wouldn't have stooped that low. However, he then thanks them quietly but enthusiastically after he learns from them that they paid in full, revealing that he actually ''would'' stoop as low as to sleep with a prostitute faking her ethnicity/religion that was hired by his friends as long as she was already paid beforehand.
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