History KarmaHoudini / LiveActionTV

18th Apr '17 2:02:24 PM DaibhidC
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* The killer in the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Belly Speaker". It's not the only time an episode doesn't end with the perpetrator being brought to justice, but usually they're either {{Sympathetic Murderer}}s or recurring foes who get caught eventually. The murderer in this one was not the former, and (given this was back in season one) shows no signs of being the latter.
10th Apr '17 2:26:31 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Double subverted with Arya. After returning the Face she stole to assassinate Meryn Trant it seems like Jaqen and The Waif are going to kill her with poison for her transgressions, only for Jaqen to turn the vial on himself. Then The Waif takes Jaqen's Face as Arya starts to hallucinate that the body has many Faces, ending in her own, before she goes blind.
9th Apr '17 10:40:00 AM dbdude01
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** In Hardwired, Eva Banks rams her car into another woman's car (while the other woman's child was in the passenger seat) then gets out of her car to physically assault the woman. Her reason: the woman accused her son of sexual assault (which was true). When its discovered that Eva's husband molested her son, she stabbed him while he was in handcuffs being led away by police. Not only do the detectives ensure that Eva faces no punishment, Olivia teaches her how to walk away with all of her husband's money.
20th Mar '17 6:08:54 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Neatly played with in one episode - the murderer, a prominent American businessman, manages to escape punishment because he is an essential figure in a movement to eventually bring the United States into the UsefulNotes/SecondWorldWar. Before he leaves for America, Foyle comes to see him off. The businessman gloatingly triumphs over Foyle, but is quickly cut down to size when Foyle informs him that he's only postponing justice, not escaping it; he's free because of the war, but the war will end one day, and when it does he'll still be a proven murderer - and Foyle will bring him to justice then.

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** Neatly played with in one episode - -- the murderer, a prominent American businessman, manages to escape punishment because he is an essential figure in a movement to eventually bring the United States into the UsefulNotes/SecondWorldWar. Before he leaves for America, Foyle comes to see him off. The businessman gloatingly triumphs over Foyle, but is quickly cut down to size when Foyle informs him that he's only postponing justice, not escaping it; he's free because of the war, but the war will end one day, and when it does he'll still be a proven murderer - -- and Foyle will bring him to justice then.then. And indeed, the episode that sees the end of WWII ends with Foyle boarding a ship to America.
13th Mar '17 10:21:16 PM ShorinBJ
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** Armus' punishment for the murder of Tasha Yar is...being left alone again. (Admittedly, this seems to be hell for him but he's no worse off for his encounter with the Enterprise.)

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** Armus' punishment for the murder of Tasha Yar is...being left alone again. (Admittedly, Admittedly, this seems to be hell for him him, but he's no worse off for his encounter with the Enterprise.)
7th Mar '17 4:56:51 PM Nightmask
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** Also applies to one of the main characters: Elliot Stabler routinely (as in nearly once an episode if not more) assaulted suspects, engaged in what qualified as extortion or blackmail to coerce information or compliance out of victims or witnesses and even led his co-workers into becoming co-conspirators in covering up his many many felonies yet manages to leave the unit and retire without ever being held accountable for his long history of criminal behavior.
1st Mar '17 5:04:41 AM MM_Crusader
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** Rachel actions ranges from revealing embarrassing secrets about Ross, ruining many of his relationships, stealing Monica's car, getting caught for driving over the speed limit and with an expired license, preventing Chandler and Monica from celebrating a romantic weekend, punching one of Joey's girlfriends and many more. Despite this, she rarely receives any punishment (aside from being embarassed) and by the end of the series, she is the most successful person among the main casts.
22nd Feb '17 5:36:27 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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** Gibbis from "The God Complex" exploits his species' cowardly nature to sell out his fellows trapped in the HorrorHotel with him. He knowingly releases Howie knowing full well this will lead to his death, then pleads for sympathy after the former dies. Apart from a stern lecture from the Doctor, he is the only non-main character to survive the ordeal. The Doctor even gives him a lift home!
19th Feb '17 8:21:18 PM ShorinBJ
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** Voyager seemingly dooms an alien civilization when they destroy a dangerous energy particle which is also their last hope. They destroy the particles and research, return the scientist and the aliens just give up pursuit and leave. To be fair its the Omega particle which can destroy subspace and is pretty much impossible to control. If the aliens had continued they'd almost certainly have blown up their own planet as well as wiping out FTL travel for most of the quadrant. Its possible they finally understood what they were messing with and let the matter drop. Also its so dangerous that Janeway is legally required to destroy the stuff to the point that the PrimeDirective is suspended for the duration.

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** Voyager seemingly dooms an alien civilization when they destroy a dangerous energy particle which is also their last hope. They destroy the particles and research, return the scientist scientist, and the aliens just give up pursuit and leave. To be fair its fair, it's the Omega particle particle, which can destroy subspace and is pretty much impossible to control. If the aliens had continued continued, they'd almost certainly have blown up their own planet as well as wiping out FTL travel for most of the quadrant. Its It's possible they finally understood what they were messing with and let the matter drop. Also its Also, it's so dangerous that Janeway is legally required to destroy the stuff to the point that the PrimeDirective is suspended for the duration.
27th Jan '17 9:19:42 AM ShorinBJ
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** Eden completely gets away with attempted murder, and goes off to live her life as a porn star.



* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': With many villains performing a HeelFaceTurn, some villains can be seen as such.
** Ursula got her voice back and reconciled with her father without doing anything to deserve it and never acknowledges her evil deeds like trying to kill the heroes or leaving a baby to die. She does however tell the heroes everything about Gold's plan in an attempt to make amends.
** Maleficent never suffers punishment for her actions in Season 4; however, they are justifiable - except for the fact it's really DisproportionateRetribution. She leaves the season unharmed and gets her happy ending.
** {{ZigZagged}} with Regina who manges to get a lot of LaserGuidedKarma but manages to escape those punishments. By the end of Season 5, [[spoiler: she uses a refined version of Dr. Jekyll's potion to separate her good and evil sides in which her evil side manages to receive some karma by mid-season finale of Season 6.]]
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