History NightmareFuel / Dexter

2nd Nov '15 5:00:22 AM DamascaRamza
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* Doakes' HeroicBSOD after having to witness Dexter kill a known murderer and drug dealer. First Dexter brings him in unconscious and Doakes is begging him not to kill the guy and telling him there's another way and to turn him into the police. As Dexter sets up the kill room, Doakes continues begging for him to stop at the top of his lungs as he hears the buzzsaw and sees the blood at the edge of the plastic wrap that Dexter is using as the kill room and he freaks the fuck out and shuts down completely.
1st Nov '15 11:46:28 PM DamascaRamza
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* Any of the times Dexter talks to his about-to-be-dead victim has slight indications of this, but when Dexter finally finds the man who killed his mom, [[ChainsawGood well...]]

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* Any of the times Dexter talks to his about-to-be-dead victim has slight indications of this, but when Dexter finally finds the man who killed his mom, [[ChainsawGood well...]]he is completely pissed and freaks the fuck out to the point he's seconds away from brutally beating his mother's killer and is about to kill him before Lila calls.
11th May '15 4:59:59 PM randomtroper89
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* The Trinity Killer:
** A ''batshit insane'' killer who "kills in threes": a death in the bathtub, a death made out to look like a suicide (by falling), and a bludgeoning. The key here is that the said falling kill has him say that if his victim doesn't do it, he will go back to her (it's always a woman, mother of two) house and ''kill off her relatives one by one''. Then the bludgeoning. In the one we see in the show, he claims that "'''you''' made me ''do this''" in a rather sad tone. And the bathtub one shows him '''[[FanDisservice naked]]'''.
** His very first appearance consists of him physically overpowering a small woman in a manner that is very reminiscent of sexual assault ([[FanDisservice both of them being naked]]), and then sticking a razor blade between her legs in the tub.
** There's his absolutely chilling forcing of a woman to jump to her death, with her ''begging him to push her because she's too scared''.
** His incredibly brutal beating of a man to death with a hammer.

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* The Trinity Killer:
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Killer: A ''batshit insane'' batshit insane killer who "kills in threes": a death in the bathtub, a death made out to look like a suicide (by falling), and a bludgeoning. threes":
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The key here is that the said falling kill has him say that if first kill, as well as his victim doesn't do it, he will go back to her (it's always a woman, mother of two) house and ''kill off her relatives one by one''. Then the bludgeoning. In the one we see in the show, he claims that "'''you''' made me ''do this''" in a rather sad tone. And the bathtub one shows him '''[[FanDisservice naked]]'''.
** His
very first appearance appearance, consists of him physically overpowering a small woman in a manner that is very reminiscent of sexual assault ([[FanDisservice both of them being naked]]), and then sticking a razor blade between her legs in the tub.
tub. Then husband of the victim comes back to see his spouse murdered, then is tried and sentenced for killing her, and then accused of another homicide done in similar fashion. This was based off [[spoiler:how Arthur Mitchell's sister died: slipping in the shower when she catches him peeping on her, which shattered the doors, which led to her cutting her femoral artery on the glass and bleeding out]].
** The second kill is a death by falling made out to look like a suicide. The key here is that the said falling kill has him say that if his victim doesn't do it, he will go back to her (it's always a woman, mother of two) house and kill off her relatives one by one. There's his absolutely chilling forcing of a woman to jump to her death, with her ''begging begging him to push her because she's too scared''.
scared.
** His The third kill is incredibly brutal beating of a man to death with a hammer.hammer. He claims that "you made me do this" in a rather sad tone.



** How [[spoiler:Arthur Mitchell's sister died: slipping in the shower, which shattered the doors, which led to her cutting her femoral artery on the glass and bleeding out. ''Oww oww FRICKING OWW!'']]
*** Made even creepier by how it happens; she catches him peeping on her, and, naturally, freaks out, causing the accident.



* The Barrel Girl Gang made [=DVDs=] of them torturing and raping their victims. Mercifully, virtually nothing is shown but the screams definitely qualify as this. Lumen's is especially horrific.
* [[spoiler: Mike getting shot and killed]] in the Season 7 premiere. Consider this: if you were driving at night and saw a man in a nice suit standing by his broken down modest-income car, struggling to change the tire, wouldn't you stop to help him?
* What Travis Marshall does to ''his own sister'', not just killing her, but ''[[VillainousIncest stripping her naked]] [[IncestSubtext and posing her as the Whore of Babylon]]''. That's...not right...
* Episode 6x04 was particularly jarring for this troper. Imagine being the girl in the greenhouse, knowing the trap that's set up for her demise as the police walk right into it. Even worse, [[SurvivorGuilt imagine being one of the cops who triggered the device]].
* Comparing to the rest of the list, maybe minor, but still: the husband of first Trinity bathtub victim. Imagine that you come back to see your spouse murdered, then you're tried and sentenced for killing her, and then you're accused of another homicide done in similar fashion. Pretty horrifying.

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* The Barrel Girl Gang in season 5 made [=DVDs=] of them torturing and raping their victims. Mercifully, virtually nothing is shown but the screams definitely qualify as this. Lumen's is especially horrific.
* [[spoiler: Mike getting shot and killed]] in the Season 7 premiere. Consider this: if you were driving at night and saw a man in a nice suit standing by his broken down modest-income car, struggling to change the tire, wouldn't you stop to help him?
* What Travis Marshall does to ''his own sister'', not just killing her, but ''[[VillainousIncest stripping her naked]] [[IncestSubtext and posing her as the Whore of Babylon]]''. That's...not right...
* Episode 6x04 was particularly jarring for this troper.jarring. Imagine being the girl in the greenhouse, knowing the trap that's set up for her demise as the police walk right into it. Even worse, [[SurvivorGuilt imagine being one of the cops who triggered the device]].
* Comparing to * In the rest of Season 7 premiere when Mike was driving at night and saw a man in a nice suit standing by his broken down modest-income car, struggling to change the list, maybe minor, but still: the husband of first Trinity bathtub victim. Imagine that you come back to see your spouse murdered, then you're tried tire, and sentenced for stopped to help him [[spoiler:only to get shot and killed]]
* What Travis Marshall does to his own sister, not just
killing her, but [[VillainousIncest stripping her naked]] [[IncestSubtext and then you're accused posing her as the Whore of another homicide done in similar fashion. Pretty horrifying.Babylon]].
8th Mar '15 8:59:16 PM Thurisaz314
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5th Mar '15 4:17:16 AM maxwellsilver
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** A ''batshit insane'' killer who "kills in threes": a death in the bathtub, a death made out to look like a suicide (by falling), and a bludgeoning. The key here is that the said falling kill has him say that if his victim doesn't do it, he will go back to her (it's always a woman, mother of two) house and ''kill off her relatives one by one''. Then the bludgeoning. In the one we see in the show, he claims that "'''you''' made me ''do this''" in a rather sad tone. And the bathtub one shows him '''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking n]][[FanDisservice a]][[{{Squick}} ke]][[BrainBleach d]]'''.

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** A ''batshit insane'' killer who "kills in threes": a death in the bathtub, a death made out to look like a suicide (by falling), and a bludgeoning. The key here is that the said falling kill has him say that if his victim doesn't do it, he will go back to her (it's always a woman, mother of two) house and ''kill off her relatives one by one''. Then the bludgeoning. In the one we see in the show, he claims that "'''you''' made me ''do this''" in a rather sad tone. And the bathtub one shows him '''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking n]][[FanDisservice a]][[{{Squick}} ke]][[BrainBleach d]]'''.'''[[FanDisservice naked]]'''.
5th Mar '15 2:33:38 AM maxwellsilver
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[[OverlyNarrowSuperlative For a show about a serial murderer]], there's a lot of nightmarish stuff on ''{{Series/Dexter}}''.

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[[OverlyNarrowSuperlative For a show about a serial murderer]], there's a lot of nightmarish stuff on ''{{Series/Dexter}}''.''Series/{{Dexter}}''.



** A ''batshit insane'' killer who "kills in threes": a death in the bathtub, a death made out to look like a suicide (by falling), and a bludgeoning. The key here is that the said falling kill has him say that if his victim doesn't do it, he will go back to her (it's always a woman, mother of two) house and ''kill off her relatives one by one''. Then the bludgeoning. In the one we see in the show, he claims that "'''you''' made me ''do this''" in a rather sad tone. And the bathtub one shows him '''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking n]][[FanDisservice a]][[{{Squick}} k]][[DarthWiki/WorseThanItSounds e]][[BrainBleach d]]'''.

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** A ''batshit insane'' killer who "kills in threes": a death in the bathtub, a death made out to look like a suicide (by falling), and a bludgeoning. The key here is that the said falling kill has him say that if his victim doesn't do it, he will go back to her (it's always a woman, mother of two) house and ''kill off her relatives one by one''. Then the bludgeoning. In the one we see in the show, he claims that "'''you''' made me ''do this''" in a rather sad tone. And the bathtub one shows him '''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking n]][[FanDisservice a]][[{{Squick}} k]][[DarthWiki/WorseThanItSounds e]][[BrainBleach ke]][[BrainBleach d]]'''.
18th Nov '14 2:34:42 PM bobJohnson
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** A ''batshit insane'' killer who "kills in threes": a death in the bathtub, a death made out to look like a suicide (by falling), and a bludgeoning. The key here is that the said falling kill has him say that if his victim doesn't do it, he will go back to her (it's always a woman, mother of two) house and ''kill off her relatives one by one''. Then the bludgeoning. In the one we see in the show, he claims that "'''you''' made me ''do this''" in a rather sad tone. And the bathtub one shows him [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking n]][[FanDisservice a]][[{{Squick}} k]][[DarthWiki/WorseThanItSounds ed]].

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** A ''batshit insane'' killer who "kills in threes": a death in the bathtub, a death made out to look like a suicide (by falling), and a bludgeoning. The key here is that the said falling kill has him say that if his victim doesn't do it, he will go back to her (it's always a woman, mother of two) house and ''kill off her relatives one by one''. Then the bludgeoning. In the one we see in the show, he claims that "'''you''' made me ''do this''" in a rather sad tone. And the bathtub one shows him [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking '''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking n]][[FanDisservice a]][[{{Squick}} k]][[DarthWiki/WorseThanItSounds ed]].e]][[BrainBleach d]]'''.
30th Oct '14 7:23:33 AM madius
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* Comparing to the rest of the list, maybe minor, but still: the husband of first Trinity bathtub victim. Imagine that you come back to see your spouse murdered, then you're tried and sentenced for killing her, and then you're accused of another homicide done in similar fashion. Pretty horrifying.

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* Comparing to the rest of the list, maybe minor, but still: the husband of first Trinity bathtub victim. Imagine that you come back to see your spouse murdered, then you're tried and sentenced for killing her, and then you're accused of another homicide done in similar fashion. Pretty horrifying.horrifying.
* Season 8's "Scar Tissue". It's not the scene of [[spoiler:Deb crashing the car she and Dexter are in into a lake to purposefully kill them both, only for her to be saved by a fisherman, and for her to swim back and save her brother]], no, it's the ''sound of a muted harp glissando'' when [[spoiler:they rise from the water in the final second]] that conjures dark images to mind. It's not the only example of the show's musical score frightening the crap out of its audience, but even headier scenes like Season 6's finale didn't have scores this commanding.
28th May '14 1:32:57 PM randomtroper89
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** His cycle has four murders, and the first one is unspeakably horrible. [[spoiler:[[AndIMustScream He buries unconscious ten year-old boys in concrete]]]].

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** His It turns out his cycle actually has four murders, and the first one is unspeakably horrible. [[spoiler:[[AndIMustScream He buries unconscious ten year-old boys in concrete]]]].
1st Feb '14 8:39:30 PM SaraWatson
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* Episode 6x04 was particularly jarring for this troper. Imagine being the girl in the greenhouse, knowing the trap that's set up for her demise as the police walk right into it. Even worse, [[SurvivorGuilt imagine being one of the cops who triggered the device]].
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