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21st May '16 8:35:16 PM CassandraLeo
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* ''Series/OrphanBlack'' gets into the action with the episode "The Scandal of Altruism", a major case of TheBadGuyWins and DownerEnding. [[spoiler:Kendall Malone, from whom both the Leda and Castor clones were cloned (due to BizarreHumanBiology), is shot and immolated, apparently destroying all traces of her genetic material. This leaves the clones, several of whom possess severe genetic illnesses, with a major recourse to unlocking the cause of these illnesses now closed to them. Additionally, Cosima's research on her illness and genetic code is seemingly destroyed, rendering her last several months' worth of work futile. As icing on the cake, we learn that Beth Childs was blackmailed into committing suicide, as she was threatened that if she did not do so, the other clones would be killed. Of course, the faction responsible for this turns out to be the same faction responsible for Kendall's murder and the destruction of Cosima's research.]] The show has had {{Wham Episode}}s before, but nothing approaching how devastating this episode was. It's almost a ''Game of Thrones''-level gut punch.

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* ''Series/OrphanBlack'' gets into the action with the episode "The Scandal of Altruism", a major case of TheBadGuyWins and DownerEnding. [[spoiler:Kendall Malone, from whom both the Leda and Castor clones were cloned (due to BizarreHumanBiology), is shot and immolated, apparently destroying all traces of her genetic material. This leaves the clones, several of whom possess severe genetic illnesses, with a major recourse to unlocking the cause of these illnesses now closed to them. Additionally, Cosima's research on her illness and genetic code is seemingly destroyed, rendering her last several months' worth of work futile. As icing on the cake, we are told that Delphine is dead and learn that Beth Childs was blackmailed into committing suicide, as she was threatened that if she did not do so, the other clones would be killed. Of course, the faction responsible for this turns out to be the same faction responsible for Kendall's murder and the destruction of Cosima's research.]] The show has had {{Wham Episode}}s before, but nothing approaching how devastating this episode was. It's almost a ''Game of Thrones''-level gut punch.
20th May '16 11:08:16 PM CassandraLeo
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* ''Series/OrphanBlack'' gets into the action with the episode "The Scandal of Altruism", a major case of TheBadGuyWins and DownerEnding. [[spoiler:Kendall Malone, from whom both the Leda and Castor clones were cloned (due to BizarreHumanBiology), is shot and immolated, apparently destroying all traces of her genetic material. This leaves the clones, several of whom possess severe genetic illnesses, with a major recourse to unlocking the cause of these illnesses now closed to them. Additionally, Cosima's research on her illness and genetic code is seemingly destroyed, rendering her last several months' worth of work futile. As icing on the cake, we learn that Beth Childs was blackmailed into committing suicide, as she was threatened that if did not do so, the other clones would be killed.]] The show has had {{Wham Episode}}s before, but nothing approaching how devastating this episode was. It's almost a ''Game of Thrones''-level gut punch.

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* ''Series/OrphanBlack'' gets into the action with the episode "The Scandal of Altruism", a major case of TheBadGuyWins and DownerEnding. [[spoiler:Kendall Malone, from whom both the Leda and Castor clones were cloned (due to BizarreHumanBiology), is shot and immolated, apparently destroying all traces of her genetic material. This leaves the clones, several of whom possess severe genetic illnesses, with a major recourse to unlocking the cause of these illnesses now closed to them. Additionally, Cosima's research on her illness and genetic code is seemingly destroyed, rendering her last several months' worth of work futile. As icing on the cake, we learn that Beth Childs was blackmailed into committing suicide, as she was threatened that if she did not do so, the other clones would be killed.killed. Of course, the faction responsible for this turns out to be the same faction responsible for Kendall's murder and the destruction of Cosima's research.]] The show has had {{Wham Episode}}s before, but nothing approaching how devastating this episode was. It's almost a ''Game of Thrones''-level gut punch.
20th May '16 11:06:30 PM CassandraLeo
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is infamous for doing this sort of thing (as is its source material, ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''). The most infamous example is probably the Red Wedding, in which [[spoiler:Robb Stark, his pregnant wife Talisa, and his mother Catelyn were betrayed and murdered in cold blood]], although killing off its DecoyProtagonist got the show quite a bit of attention too.
* ''Series/OrphanBlack'' gets into the action with the episode "The Scandal of Altruism", a major case of TheBadGuyWins and DownerEnding. [[spoiler:Kendall Malone, from whom both the Leda and Castor clones were cloned (due to BizarreHumanBiology), is shot and immolated, apparently destroying all traces of her genetic material. This leaves the clones, several of whom possess severe genetic illnesses, with a major recourse to unlocking the cause of these illnesses now closed to them. Additionally, Cosima's research on her illness and genetic code is seemingly destroyed, rendering her last several months' worth of work futile. As icing on the cake, we learn that Beth Childs was blackmailed into committing suicide, as she was threatened that if did not do so, the other clones would be killed.]] The show has had {{Wham Episode}}s before, but nothing approaching how devastating this episode was. It's almost a ''Game of Thrones''-level gut punch.
21st Apr '16 12:48:23 PM catmuto
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** PlayerPunch/FatalFrame
8th Jan '16 3:19:34 AM eliaskelham
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** The entire series, that book especially, is basically written to make you feel bad about enjoying violence and drama in the media.
27th Nov '15 9:25:52 AM catmuto
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* ''Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu'' has, because of its premise, at least one punch for the reader ''every chapter''. And Yomi's background is bascially nothing ''but'' one player punch, after another.
25th Nov '15 8:22:28 AM catmuto
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** PlayerPunch/FinalFantasy
25th Nov '15 7:04:32 AM catmuto
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** PlayerPunch/TalesSeries
22nd Nov '15 3:11:41 PM Angus
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In unusually cruel and dark cases the player is simply punched without there being a villain, or anybody else, to blame and take revenge on. Or even any other kind of positive resolution.
11th Nov '15 4:17:20 PM nombretomado
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* For readers who came to the ''RiftWar'' saga by Creator/RaymondEFeist via ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'', Locklear's senseless death can be this after spending so much time with the character in the video game.

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* For readers who came to the ''RiftWar'' saga ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'' by Creator/RaymondEFeist via ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'', Locklear's senseless death can be this after spending so much time with the character in the video game.
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