History MoralEventHorizon / LiveActionTV

27th Jul '17 2:13:09 PM ClintEastwood
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** Buffy herself because of her actions in "Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E15GetItDone" caused some fans to be so disgusted that she was beyond redemption. Such a view is pretty universal in regards to [[TheScrappy Kennedy]] for the same reasons who is utterly loathed by pretty much all of the fanbase, and considered completely irredeemable.

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** Buffy herself because of her actions in "Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E15GetItDone" "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E15GetItDone Get It Done]]" caused some fans to be so disgusted that she was beyond redemption. Such a view is pretty universal in regards to [[TheScrappy Kennedy]] for the same reasons who is utterly loathed by pretty much all of the fanbase, and considered completely irredeemable.



** In the final episode, Jubal Early subdues Kaylee by [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil threatening to rape her.]]
** Jayne comes ''very'' close to crossing it in "Ariel," [[spoiler: when he tries to sell Simon and River to the Feds.]] He almost gets ThrownOutTheAirlock by Mal, but [[spoiler: that turned out to be a SecretTestOfCharacter, which he just barely passed.]]
** In "War Stories," Niska crosses the line when he kidnaps [[spoiler: Mal and Wash]] and starts torturing them to death. This brings the wrath of the rest of the crew directly down on his head.

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** In [[Recap/FireflyE14ObjectsInSpace the final episode, episode]], Jubal Early subdues Kaylee by [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil threatening to rape her.]]
** Jayne comes ''very'' close to crossing it in "Ariel," "[[{{Recap/FireflyE09Ariel}} Ariel]]", [[spoiler: when he tries to sell Simon and River to the Feds.]] He almost gets ThrownOutTheAirlock by Mal, but [[spoiler: that turned out to be a SecretTestOfCharacter, which he just barely passed.]]
** In "War Stories," "[[{{Recap/FireflyE10WarStories}} War Stories]]", Niska crosses the line when he kidnaps [[spoiler: Mal and Wash]] and starts torturing them to death. This brings the wrath of the rest of the crew directly down on his head.
23rd Jul '17 8:55:18 PM FastFuriousFan
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** [[Recap/BreakingBadS5E14Ozymandias "Ozymandias"]] begins with Walter [[spoiler:giving up Jesse to the Nazis, then telling Jesse how he let Jane die, even though he could have saved her]]. Towards the end of the episode, he [[spoiler:kidnaps his infant daughter, believing she didn't know enough to turn against him. [[[[AllForNothing He]] [[TearJerker was]] [[IWantMyMommy wrong]]]].

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** [[Recap/BreakingBadS5E14Ozymandias "Ozymandias"]] begins with Walter [[spoiler:giving up Jesse to the Nazis, then telling Jesse how he let Jane die, even though he could have saved her]]. Towards the end of the episode, he [[spoiler:kidnaps his infant daughter, believing she didn't know enough to turn against him. [[[[AllForNothing [[AllForNothing He]] [[TearJerker was]] [[IWantMyMommy wrong]]]].
21st Jul '17 2:40:56 PM FastFuriousFan
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** [[Recap/BreakingBadS5E14Ozymandias "Ozymandias"]] begins with Walter [[spoiler:giving up Jesse to the Nazis, then telling Jesse how he let Jane die, even though he could have saved her]]. Towards the end of the episode, he [[spoiler:kidnaps his infant daughter]].

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** [[Recap/BreakingBadS5E14Ozymandias "Ozymandias"]] begins with Walter [[spoiler:giving up Jesse to the Nazis, then telling Jesse how he let Jane die, even though he could have saved her]]. Towards the end of the episode, he [[spoiler:kidnaps his infant daughter]].daughter, believing she didn't know enough to turn against him. [[[[AllForNothing He]] [[TearJerker was]] [[IWantMyMommy wrong]]]].
13th Jul '17 9:41:44 PM Anddrix
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** The Saxon Master has two possible moments:
*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums The Sound of Drums]]", where he takes over Earth and orders the Toclafane to kill one tenth of its population, ages the Tenth Doctor with his Laser Screwdriver, and enslaves Martha Jones' family.
*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls The Doctor Falls]]", where he [[spoiler: ''permanently'' ([[JokerImmunity At least, for the time being]]) kills Missy, his future incarnation, for choosing to make a HeelFaceTurn and join forces with the Doctor.]]
7th Jul '17 3:39:33 AM TimeLordVictorious
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** One could argue [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis "Logopolis"]] for The Master. Yes before he had manipulated, threatened, and killed lots and lots of people, but compared to the number of people The Doctor had manipulated, threatened and killed, they were basically even, and before Delgado died he was even supposed to have a DeathEqualsRedemption plot. And then, when he gets a proper new body again, he destroys one-quarter of the universe, including the home planet of one of the Doctor's companions (though admittedly that was an accident he caused by going on a killing spree). And the new body he got is the corpse of said companion's father. After that, there was really no going back for him.

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** One could argue [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis "Logopolis"]] for The Master.Master when he was portrayed by Creator/AnthonyAinley. Yes before he had manipulated, threatened, and killed lots and lots of people, but compared to the number of people The Doctor had manipulated, threatened and killed, they were basically even, and before Delgado died he was even supposed to have a DeathEqualsRedemption plot. And then, when he gets a proper new body again, he destroys one-quarter of the universe, including the home planet of one of the Doctor's companions (though admittedly that was an accident he caused by going on a killing spree). And the new body he got is the corpse of said companion's father. After that, there was really no going back for him.that specific incarnation.


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** The Saxon Master has two possible moments:
*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums The Sound of Drums]]", where he takes over Earth and orders the Toclafane to kill one tenth of its population, ages the Tenth Doctor with his Laser Screwdriver, and enslaves Martha Jones' family.
*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls The Doctor Falls]]", where he [[spoiler: ''permanently'' ([[JokerImmunity At least, for the time being]]) kills Missy, his future incarnation, for choosing to make a HeelFaceTurn and join forces with the Doctor.]]
13th Jun '17 6:43:58 PM Peridonyx
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* ''Series/{{ER}}'': VillainOfTheWeek Derek Fossen in Season 7's two-part finale. In the first part, Greene learns Fossen is an {{Abusive Parent}}, so the former decides to help the latter's son escape into foster care. And in the second part, how does Fossen respond? By [[AxCrazy completely snapping]] and invoking GoingPostal [[DisproportionateRetribution on anyone even-remotely connected to him (justifiably) losing his son (and soon just everyone in Fossen's way), eventually threatening Greene's own family for some cold-blooded irony]]. [[spoiler:Thankfully, Fossen is finally stopped and critically injured... but then [[OhCrap finds himself under]] [[PapaWolf Greene's]] [[VigilanteExecution care]].]]
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6th Jun '17 2:18:34 PM QuinineGlow
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** Doug Stamper was cast in a significantly more sympathetic light early on in the series (or at least more pitiable), but [[spoiler:murdering Rachel]] cemented his evil status, pitiable or not.
27th Apr '17 10:28:19 PM NightShade96
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': As a show filled with morally ambiguous characters vying for power, many individuals cross it.
** Joffrey was always a bastard with a KickTheDog moment or two in season one, but he only really crosses the event horizon when he orders Ned Stark's execution, after assuring Ned's daughter and his future fiance that he would "show mercy.", which leads the North to rise up against the Iron Throne and secede from the realm. When confronted about his promise to be merciful he coldly replies that giving Ned such a quick and clean death was a mercy. His actions after are a long series of [[KickTheDog kicking dogs]] whenever there isn't someone else to rein him in.
** Janos Slynt crosses it when he leads ThePurge of Robert Baratheon's bastard children on Joffrey's orders, [[WouldHurtAChild including personally killing a baby in front of her mother.]]
** Stannis crosses it when he has [[spoiler: Shireen - his only child and the heir to his royal claim - burnt alive at the stake to curry favour with the Lord of Light.]]
** The Freys and Boltons cross the Moral Event Horizon when [[spoiler: they stage the Red Wedding, murdering Robb, Catelyn, Talisa, and the majority of the Northern lords. This is particularly egregious of the Freys, according to the customs of Westeros, since the Starks and their bannermen were their guests who had received food under their roof.]]
** Twyin Lannister definitely crosses it before [[spoiler:Tyrion snaps from his abuse and murders him]]. First contender: he is Gregor Clegane's boss, so the fact that he is ultimately responsible for much of the Mountain's atrocities could qualify. However, some may feel that may be too much of OffScreenVillainy to qualify. Second contender: he is the true mastermind behind [[spoiler:the Red Wedding]]. Then again, some might argue that he was simply being ruthlessly pragmatic. But if neither the first nor second allowed him to cross the line, then he definitely crosses it with the third: [[spoiler:letting Tyrion take the fall for Joffrey's murder without caring the slightest bit if he's innocent and if he is executed as a result]]. It's very telling that [[spoiler:he dies]] shortly afterwards.
** "The Boy" aka [[spoiler:Ramsay Snow]] crosses it with his long, drawn-out torture of Theon Greyjoy, starting with his little "game" where he flays one of Theon's fingers until Theon begs him to cut it off. As [[spoiler:Ramsay]] himself admits, he's not torturing Theon for any particular reason save one, [[ForTheEvulz because he enjoys it]]. In Season 5, he gradually loses his DracoInLeatherPants status [[spoiler:when he raped Sansa Stark during the wedding night]].
** Littlefinger crosses it when he facilitates [[spoiler:Ros's]] death by selling her to Joffrey, leading to the girl being used as target practice for Joffrey's new crossbow.
** Gregor Clegane, already established as a reprehensible piece of work, crosses it when he has two hundred Northmen prisoners killed just to give the middle-finger to Robb Stark and his army.
*** Arguably, he did it even before then when he murdered Elia Martel's children in front of her, then raped her and then [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe bisected her]]. Granted the first of these was an order by his liege Lord, but the way he did it and his actions afterwards is inexcusable.
** Karl Tanner crosses it when he takes over Craster's Keep. He rapes and brutalizes Craster's daughters, drinks wine from a cup made out of the skull of [[spoiler:Commander Mormont]], and is willing to murder a baby just so he won't have one more mouth to feed.
*** And Crastee himself crossed it years ago when he decided to further his family line by raping his daughters, who would give birth to more daughters for him to have as extra wives. And his sons were basically sentenced to death.
** Balon Greyjoy arguably crosses it when he [[IHaveNoSon disowns Theon]], [[spoiler: when Theon tried to impress him by seizing Winterfell, then was captured and castrated by Ramsay Snow, leading Balon to sneer that Theon cannot further the family line and is useless to him.]] [[DaddysGirl Yara]] even calls him out on this.
** Ellaria Sand crosses it by [[spoiler: poisoning princess Myrcella to avenge the death of Oberyn even thought she had nothing to do with it]]. The Sand Snakes cross it by [[spoiler: killing their uncle Doran and their cousin Trystane]].
** Cersei rockets across it when she [[spoiler:commits mass murder by blowing the Great Sept of Baelor sky-high with wildfire, incinerating the Sparrows (including Lancel, who [[DyingMomentOfAwesome tried in vain to prevent it]]), the High Sparrow, the Small Council, Margaery, Loras, Mace, and many, many innocent smallfolk, ''some of whom were nowhere near the Sept''. The act also has an indirect casualty: Tommen, her son, who [[DrivenToSuicide dives out of a window in despair]]]]. If that act isn't enough, just before [[spoiler:Tommen's suicide]], she [[spoiler:tortures Septa Unella by first waterboarding her with wine then leaving Gregor Clegane, a psychopathic serial rapist who himself is well across the Horizon, to do whatever to her]].
12th Mar '17 6:21:02 AM bleach246
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* ''Series/TheOneHundred'':

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12th Mar '17 5:50:38 AM NightShade96
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* ''MoralEventHorizon/OnceUponATime''
* ''MoralEventHorizon/GameOfThrones''
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