History MoralEventHorizon / Literature

14th Sep '16 1:40:35 AM PaulA
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* Achilles from the ''[[Literature/EndersGame Ender's Shadow]]'' series kills out of the most psychopathic need to prove his own superiority to his victims. He enters the Moral Event Horizon as soon as he kills Poke. But before he kills Poke, and to any character who doesn't know about his killings, he seems normal enough that the people worried about him killing someone appear to be the paranoid ones.

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* Achilles from the ''[[Literature/EndersGame Ender's Shadow]]'' ''Literature/EndersShadow'' series kills out of the most psychopathic need to prove his own superiority to his victims. He enters the Moral Event Horizon as soon as he kills Poke. But before he kills Poke, and to any character who doesn't know about his killings, he seems normal enough that the people worried about him killing someone appear to be the paranoid ones.
13th Sep '16 6:32:52 PM EmperorMax2019
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* Despite the fact that a Moral Event Horizon cannot be crossed more than once, Dr.Hatch from the Literature/MichaelVey series [[BeyondTheImpossible somehow manages to achieve it by taking a running leap so far over the line that he manages to fly past it on a loop at least once per book ''at minimum!''

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* Despite the fact that a Moral Event Horizon cannot be crossed more than once, Dr.Hatch from the Literature/MichaelVey series [[BeyondTheImpossible somehow manages to achieve it it]] by taking a running leap so far over the line that he manages to fly past it on a loop at least once per book ''at minimum!''
13th Sep '16 6:31:32 PM EmperorMax2019
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* Despite the fact that a Moral Event Horizon cannot be crossed more than once, Dr.Hatch from the Literature/MichaelVey series [[BeyondTheImpossible somehow manages to achieve it by taking a running leap so far over the line that he manages to fly past it on a loop at least once per book ''at minimum!''
** Prisoner of Cell 25: [[spoiler: He forces Michael to kill Wade in exchange for his mother's safety. When he refuses, he subjects Michael to nearly a month worth of torture in Cell 25. After his torture ends, he orders Zeus to kill him, Taylor, and Ostin.]]
** Rise of the Elgen: [[spoiler: After Tanner's sedatives wear off, he attempts to take down the plane Hatch and the other Glows were on. Even after preventing the crash, he orders the guard that was looking after Tanner to be sent to the bowl where he could be devoured by electric rats.]]
** Battle of the Ampere: [[spoiler: After Hatch manages to usurp the Elgen executives, he has Chairman Schema hung upside down. A female board member, who had romantic feelings towards Schema, is given a Sadistic Choice to be hung in his place. Next time we see them, she has died from having blood rushed to her head.]]
** Hunt for Jade Dragon: [[spoiler: Using Tara's illusion ability (and later revealed in book 5, trailing Taylor's mother), Hatch finds the hidden base of the resistance and has an air-strike set it ablaze. Book 5 reveals that everybody survived and that they only lied about nobody surviving in the message in-case the Elgen were listening on their conversation, but Hatch didn't know that.]]
** Storm of Lightning: [[spoiler: The book opens with him ordering EGG Welch to be sent to the Bowl. When Quentin, who had a close relationship with Welch, finds out, he manages to break him out with the help of Torstyn and Tara. When Hatch finds out that Quentin betrayed him, he orders Tara and Torstyn to be executed while he subjects Quentin to a Fate Worse Than Death where he is locked in a cage with his tongue removed.]]
** Fall of Hades: [[spoiler: Makes it perfectly clear to his subordinates and all who make contact with the Elgen that because he sees Michael as his rival, he intends to ''eat him''.]]
24th Jun '16 1:53:21 PM ANewMan
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24th Jun '16 1:53:14 PM ANewMan
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** [[spoiler:Shae lying at Tyrion's trial to make him look guilty]].
8th Jun '16 5:23:29 AM Silverblade2
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** Cersei Lannister crossed it at Casterly Rock when she had bastard twins of her husband killed and sold their mother to slavery.
3rd Jun '16 6:12:27 AM Rabbidking
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* If [[spoiler: Junko Enoshima]] hadn't already crossed the MEH before the events of ''LightNovel/DanganRonpaZero'', then [[spoiler: she]] '''''definitely''''' crossed it when [[spoiler: she stabs her lover, [[BreakThemByTalking casually suggests that she may have had something to do with his mother's death]], kicks his corpse until it's completely unrecognizable, and steals his research on memory manipulation for her own use.]]
15th May '16 7:59:24 AM Silverblade2
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** In-universe, the two crimes that the people of Westeros see as crossing the moral event horizon are kinslaying and breaking [[SacredHospitality guest-right]].



*** For many characters in-universe, Jaime crossed this line before the series even started, when he killed the very king he had sworn to protect. Jaime, however, considers it completely justified, since said king was mentally unstable and [[spoiler:Jaime killed him to stop him from slaughtering a ''city'' of innocents (or as innocent as anyone gets in this series, anyway)]].
9th May '16 8:57:42 AM AshlynNyx
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* ''Literature/TheCasteelSeries'':
** Luke Casteel crossed it in ''Heaven'' when he sold all of his children, and that was ''after'' he abandoned them and his senile father for several months with the rare visit, forcing them to fend for themselves. While Tom eventually forgave him after he cleaned up his act a little, Heaven couldn't.
** Tony Tatterton in the backstoy [[spoiler:raped his stepdaughter Leigh when she was in her early teens and impregnated her]]. He crossed it further in ''Fallen Hearts'' and ''Gates of Paradise'' when [[spoiler:he attempted to rape his daughter Heaven and his granddaughter Annie, respectively]].
** Heaven's grandmother and Leigh's mother Jillian knew [[spoiler:what was going on between Tony and Leigh, but chose to ignore it and become a StepfordSmiler for the sake of her youth]]. Even worse, in ''Web of Dreams'' she [[spoiler:out right instructed Leigh to 'distract' Tony so Jillian wouldn't have to have sex with him herself, and when Leigh got pregnant she blamed ''Leigh'']].
7th May '16 12:45:17 PM Silverblade2
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* In-universe, ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' has killing a man. Men are amazingly [[GenderRarityValue rare]] in that world, kept secluded and protected, so finding one dead is shocking.
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