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17th Sep '16 5:10:57 PM Apocrypha
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** ''MoralEventHoziron/OnceUponATime''

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17th Sep '16 5:09:27 PM Apocrypha
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** ''MoralEventHoziron/OnceUponATime''
14th Aug '16 6:33:56 PM MsChibi
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* WouldHitAGirl: For a man, hurting a woman is one of the worst things he could do.
* WouldHurtAChild: Hurting a child in any way, shape, or form, is considered a Moral Event Horizon.
13th Aug '16 3:18:57 PM MsChibi
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* KarmicRape: A character may also face this if they've done something irredeemably awful, especially if that thing involved sex.
13th Aug '16 3:17:40 PM MsChibi
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* YourCheatingHeart: Cheating on one's spouse or significant other is considered unforgivable.
3rd Aug '16 9:27:42 AM Luigifan
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Note the word ''irredeemably''. It is a demonstration of ''permanent'' evil; as in, the first evil deed whose role in the story is to tell us they will [[AlwaysChaoticEvil always be a bad person]]. That moment where you know for sure that it is simply not possible wash their hands to get rid of the damned spot of blood. And of course, many villains stay evil throughout, but we're talking "If you can find it in your soul to even consider forgiving this person, there's something freakishly wrong with you." Their existence is a blight on humanity. They poison the earth they tread upon. The very air they exhale is toxic fumes. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis They. Are. Vile.]]

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Note the word ''irredeemably''. It is a demonstration of ''permanent'' evil; as in, the first evil deed whose role in the story is to tell us they will [[AlwaysChaoticEvil always be a bad person]]. That moment where you know for sure that it is simply not possible for them to wash their hands to get rid of the damned spot of blood. And of course, many villains stay evil throughout, but we're talking "If you can find it in your soul to even consider ''consider'' forgiving this person, there's something freakishly wrong with you." Their existence is a blight on humanity. They poison the earth they tread upon. The very air they exhale is toxic fumes. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis They. Are. Vile.]]



A CompleteMonster lives on the other side of the Moral Event Horizon, but crossing the Moral Event Horizon does ''not'' automatically imply that the crosser is a monster. The character can just be a bad person; the Moral Event Horizon is a black mark in their history that can never be forgiven. A character who performs an act that should make them irredeemable but somehow gets away with it is a KarmaHoudini. Unless [[HeelRealization they realize it]], [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone feel horrible]], and [[TheAtoner work their ass off to atone for that crossing]]. Then maybe it'll evolve into ForgivenButNotForgotten; that one crossing certainly will stay as a black mark, but they're working to be a better person. Such instances, however, are rare.

Sometimes, however, there is a positive usage of a MoralEventHorizon. If in a work, a villain seems to be too ineffectual and pathetic to be a threat, yet the show wants to insist that it's a dangerous villain, letting the villain cross the MoralEventHorizon can be a good way to establish that villain's caliber, that he's meant to be opposed. In other words, it can save a supposed villain from being a failure of a villain.

When a hero crosses a Moral Event Horizon and becomes questionable whether they can still be qualified as a hero, this is DesignatedHero.

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A CompleteMonster lives on the other side of the Moral Event Horizon, but crossing the Moral Event Horizon does ''not'' automatically imply that the crosser is a monster. The character can just be a bad person; person (and maybe even [[WellIntentionedExtremist somewhat]] [[AntiVillain sympathetic]]); the Moral Event Horizon is a black mark in their history that can never be forgiven. A character who performs an act that should make them irredeemable but somehow gets away with it is a KarmaHoudini. Unless [[HeelRealization they realize it]], [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone feel horrible]], and [[TheAtoner work their ass off to atone for that crossing]]. Then maybe it'll evolve into ForgivenButNotForgotten; that one crossing certainly will stay as a black mark, but they're working to be a better person. Such instances, however, are rare.

Sometimes, however, there is a positive usage of a MoralEventHorizon. If If, in a work, a villain seems to be too ineffectual and pathetic to be a threat, yet the show wants to insist that it's a dangerous villain, letting the villain cross the MoralEventHorizon can be a good way to establish that villain's caliber, that he's meant to be opposed. In other words, it can save a supposed villain from being a failure of a villain.

When a hero crosses a Moral Event Horizon and it becomes questionable whether they can still be qualified as a hero, this is DesignatedHero.



* CompleteMonster: A possible result. However, not all people who cross it become this (although if one's become this they've definitely crossed it).

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* CompleteMonster: A possible result. However, not all people who cross it become this (although if one's become this this, they've definitely crossed it).



* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Slavery is considered a Moral Event Horizon. Of course this goes first and foremost for slavedrivers who start it and not for people who are raised in a slavery-based society if they aren't cruel to the slaves.

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* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Slavery is considered a Moral Event Horizon. Of course course, this goes first and foremost for slavedrivers who start it and not for people who are raised in a slavery-based society if they aren't cruel to the slaves.



* ThisIsUnforgivable: An in-universe acknowledgment that the Moral Event Horizon has been crossed.

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* ThisIsUnforgivable: An in-universe acknowledgment that the Moral Event Horizon has been crossed. (See also ThisMeansWar.)



* Wrestling/BigBossMan crossed it by killing AlSnow's dog and [[IAteWhat feeding it to him]], mocking the Big Show's father's death, and stealing his father's corpse at the funeral.

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* Wrestling/BigBossMan crossed it by killing AlSnow's dog and [[IAteWhat feeding it to him]], mocking the Big Show's father's death, and [[TheFunInFuneral stealing his father's corpse at the funeral.funeral]].
21st Jul '16 9:05:43 PM MsChibi
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* SuicideIsShameful: Suicide is considered a Moral Event Horizon crossover. (See also DespairEventHorizon).
17th Jul '16 9:48:23 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Most AffablyEvil characters can become this when they cross the Moral Event Horizon.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Most Many AffablyEvil characters can become this when they cross the Moral Event Horizon.
14th Jul '16 9:51:38 AM MsChibi
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* MattressTagGag: Almost always PlayedForLaughs. The act of removing the tag from one's mattress or pillow is considered a deplorable and horrifying act by other characters.
13th Jul '16 11:36:18 AM Mhazard
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When a hero crosses a Moral Event Horizon and becomes questionable whether they can still be qualified as a hero, this is DesignationHero.

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When a hero crosses a Moral Event Horizon and becomes questionable whether they can still be qualified as a hero, this is DesignationHero.
DesignatedHero.
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