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* The MindRape games that Elliot and Olivia go through at the hands of [[Creator/RobinWilliams Merritt Rook]] in "Authority". First, Rook tricks Olivia into submitting to him by telling her he's got a bomb and will detonate it if she doesn't obey him. Later, he tells Eliot that he's got Olivia and takes him to a houser that has two rooms separated by a wall and a window. In one of the rooms, we have a bound Olivia whom we can see through said window, and Rook says he's gonna torture her with electricity. To prove it, he closes the window and blocks it with a fold, then presses a button and we hear a female's scream. Which means, he is actually doing it. Then, he keeps pressuring, browbeating and trying to verbally bitchslap Elliot for some of the creepiest last moments of the whole franchise. Elliot doesn't break down, though, and then Rook reveals that the screams were recorded and the newly-released Olivia is unharmed. While it's a relief, it doesn't take the fright from the "torture session" away.

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* The MindRape games that Elliot and Olivia go through at the hands of [[Creator/RobinWilliams Merritt Rook]] in "Authority". First, Rook tricks Olivia into submitting to him by telling her he's got a bomb and will detonate it if she doesn't obey him. Later, he tells Eliot that he's got Olivia and takes him to a houser that has two rooms separated by a wall and a window. In one of the rooms, we have a bound Olivia whom we can see through said window, and Rook says he's gonna torture her with electricity. To prove it, he closes the window and blocks it with a fold, then presses a button and we hear a female's scream. Which means, he is actually doing it. Then, he keeps pressuring, browbeating and trying to verbally bitchslap Elliot for some of the creepiest last moments of the whole franchise. Elliot doesn't break down, though, and then Rook reveals that the screams were recorded and the newly-released Olivia is unharmed. While it's a relief, it doesn't take the fright from the "torture session" away.
away. [[FridgeLogic In hindsight]], the scariest part might be that when Elliot said to Rook "I don't abuse my authority" he actually believed it.
17th Jun '17 4:18:57 PM nombretomado
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* The premise of the episode "Hammered" isn't anything out of the ordinary: a man wakes up and finds a bludgeoned and raped woman in his apartment and no memory of it because he'd been drinking. The NightmareFuel comes later when ADA Paxton has the crime lab make up a videotape showing the sequence of events in the killing, complete with realistic blood spatter, bloody hammer, and the unblinking, psycho-faced head of their main suspect, played by [[Series/{{Felicity}} Noel Crane]], photoshopped in.
* The MindRape games that Elliot and Olivia go through at the hands of [[Creator/RobinWilliams Merritt Rook]]. First, Rook tricks Olivia into submitting to him by telling her he's got a bomb and will detonate it if she doesn't obey him. Later, he tells Eliot that he's got Olivia and takes him to a houser that has two rooms separated by a wall and a window. In one of the rooms, we have a bound Olivia whom we can see through said window, and Rook says he's gonna torture her with electricity. To prove it, he closes the window and blocks it with a fold, then presses a button and we hear a female's scream. Which means, he is actually doing it. Then, he keeps pressuring, browbeating and trying to verbally bitchslap Elliot for some of the creepiest last moments of the whole franchise. Elliot doesn't break down, though, and then Rook reveals that the screams were recorded and the newly-released Olivia is unharmed. While it's a relief, it doesn't take the fright from the "torture session" away.
* The episode "Mean", where a teenage girl is found dead in a car trunk, throat slit and with dozens of little cuts all over her body, which the medical examiner informs us were made while she was still alive, arms and legs bound, with tiny nail scissors--the attacker(s) had apparently been stabbing her with the scissors then opening them in the victim's flesh. And it turns out that the attackers were the victim's close friends, also teenage girls. And you want to know what's really scary? The episode is [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory based on]] the real-life [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Shanda_Sharer murder of Shanda Sharer]], which was actually far more brutal in many respects, notably that the victim was kept trapped alive in the car trunk for many hours before the murder. The murderers eventually burned her alive. Might we add...the victim was ''12''.
** And when the teenage girls responsible for the attack are brought in to be interrogated, the ringleader eventually has a VillainousBreakdown when she hears that her friends are selling her out, pounding on the door and screaming at them to say it to her face.

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[[AC:Season 1]]
* The premise Pretty much all of the episode "Hammered" isn't anything out of "Stalked," but the ordinary: a man wakes up last line really takes the cake:
-->"Detective Stabler... how are Kathy
and finds the kids?"

[[AC:Season 4]]
* Tragically, [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/apr/28/girl-forced-pregnant-donor-semen?CMP=twt_fd this real life case]] is [[NightmareFuel disturbingly similar]] to "Resilience", in which
a bludgeoned father artificially inseminates his teenage daughter. There are double points for being based on the crimes of Fred and Rosemary West.
* In a case of RippedFromTheHeadlines, it’s only natural that the episode "Damaged" be loaded with nightmare fuel, as it was based on the case of Karla Homolka. The very idea that a girl could be messed up enough to force someone else to rape and murder her own adopted sister is horrifying, but then you have the added disturbing layer when you remember that the girl in question was
raped woman in his apartment and no memory of it because he'd been drinking. The NightmareFuel comes later when ADA Paxton has herself, to the crime lab make up point that she is a videotape showing the sequence of events in the killing, complete sociopath with realistic blood spatter, bloody hammer, no empathy and the unblinking, psycho-faced head of their main suspect, played by [[Series/{{Felicity}} Noel Crane]], photoshopped in.
*
no trust for anyone. The MindRape games that Elliot and Olivia go through at the hands of [[Creator/RobinWilliams Merritt Rook]]. First, Rook tricks Olivia into submitting to him by telling her he's got a bomb and will detonate it if she doesn't obey him. Later, he tells Eliot that he's got Olivia and takes him to a houser that has two rooms separated by a wall and a window. In one of the rooms, we have a bound Olivia whom we can see through said window, and Rook says he's gonna torture her with electricity. To prove it, he closes the window and blocks it with a fold, then presses a button and we hear a female's scream. Which means, he is actually doing it. Then, he keeps pressuring, browbeating and trying to verbally bitchslap Elliot for some of the creepiest last moments of the whole franchise. Elliot doesn't break down, though, and then Rook reveals that the screams were recorded and the newly-released Olivia is unharmed. While it's a relief, it doesn't take the fright details are different from the "torture session" away.
case that it was based off of, sure, but the core of the story is virtually identical. And terrifying.

[[AC:Season 5]]
* The episode "Mean", "Home", where a mother is an extreme control freak over her home-schooled children.
* "Mean":
** A
teenage girl is found dead in a car trunk, throat slit and with dozens of little cuts all over her body, which the medical examiner informs us were made while she was still alive, arms and legs bound, with tiny nail scissors--the attacker(s) had apparently been stabbing her with the scissors then opening them in the victim's flesh. And it turns out that the attackers were the victim's close friends, also teenage girls. And you want to know what's really scary? The episode is [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory based on]] the real-life [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Shanda_Sharer murder of Shanda Sharer]], which was actually far more brutal in many respects, notably that the victim was kept trapped alive in the car trunk for many hours before the murder. The murderers eventually burned her alive. Might we add...the victim was ''12''.
** And when When the teenage girls responsible for the attack are brought in to be interrogated, the ringleader eventually has a VillainousBreakdown when she hears that her friends are selling her out, pounding on the door and screaming at them to say it to her face.



** And in between all ''that'' may have been the most extreme case of AdultsAreUseless ever on network TV. The counselor saw the bullying as a "defense mechanism", an attempt to get a restraining order against the AlphaBitch ''failed,'' and the parents were completely oblivious to their little angels' cruelty ("They were nothing but nice to that Agnes girl, and this is what they get?")
* Another case of RippedFromTheHeadlines: It’s only natural that the episode “Damaged” be loaded with nightmare fuel, when you consider that it was based on the case of Karla Homolka. The very idea that a girl could be messed up enough to force someone else to rape and murder her own adopted sister is horrifying, but then you have the added disturbing layer when you remember that the girl in question was raped herself, to the point that she is a complete sociopath with no empathy and no trust for anyone. The details are different from the case that it was based off of, sure, but the core of the story is virtually identical. And terrifying.
** [[FromBadToWorse To make matters worse,]] a few years later, SVU gave us a ''second'' and even '''worse''' episode based off of the Karla Homolka case named "Pure". The short version is a teenage girl goes missing, a Canadian man [[PlayingAgainstType played by]] Martin Short pretends to be a psychic and "sees" thing about the case that no one would know, of course she's later found dead, [[spoiler:he did it because she was a virgin (whereas his wife was not) and in unearthing the crime, its motive and the couple's history, it's learned that a year earlier, the "couple's" baby was stolen from his biological mother...''who the wife brutally murdered and then cut the baby out of her stomach.]]''

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** And in In between all ''that'' may have been the most extreme case of AdultsAreUseless ever on network TV. The counselor saw the bullying as a "defense mechanism", an attempt to get a restraining order against the AlphaBitch ''failed,'' and the parents were completely oblivious to their little angels' cruelty ("They were nothing but nice to that Agnes girl, and this is what they get?")
get?")

[[AC:Season 6]]
* Another case of RippedFromTheHeadlines: It’s only natural that the With already one episode “Damaged” be loaded with nightmare fuel, when you consider that it was based on the case of Karla Homolka. The very idea that a girl could be messed up enough to force someone else to rape and murder her own adopted sister is horrifying, but then you have Homolka ("Damaged" in season 4), the added disturbing layer when you remember that the girl in question was raped herself, to the point that she is a complete sociopath with no empathy and no trust for anyone. The details are different from the case that it was based off of, sure, but the core of the story is virtually identical. And terrifying.
**
show decided [[FromBadToWorse To to make matters worse,]] worse]] a few years later, SVU gave us a ''second'' and even '''worse''' episode based off of the Karla Homolka case named later with "Pure". The short version is a teenage girl goes missing, a Canadian man [[PlayingAgainstType played by]] Martin Short pretends to be a psychic and "sees" thing about the case that no one would know, of know. Of course she's later found dead, [[spoiler:he did it because she was a virgin (whereas his wife was not) and in unearthing the crime, its motive and the couple's history, it's learned that a year earlier, the "couple's" baby was stolen from his biological mother...''who the wife brutally murdered and then cut the baby out of her stomach.]]'']]''

[[AC:Season 7]]
* What happened to Cora, a suspect's wife in "Starved". She was an longtime alcoholic and bulimic who went into cardiac arrest and ended up in [[FateWorseThanDeath an irreversible coma]] while her husband and her mother fought over her decision to die. Even worse, she was DiesWideOpen ''while comatose'' where her eyes were open '''and blinking''', [[AndIMustScream but were unresponsive to anything around her.]]

[[AC:Season 8]]
* In "Dependent", a lawyer's family becomes the target of extremely ominous threats, including swastikas spray painted on the door, garbage left on the doorstep, and the family cat being stolen, ''dismembered,'' and '''''returned to the house in pieces''''' (we only see [[NothingIsScarier a photo of the boxes it came in).]] To top it all off, they got a letter from a guy whose case the lawyer lost, threatening to burn his house down, rape his wife and daughter, and kidnap his son.

[[AC:Season 9]]
* A suspect who was trying to evade capture in the episode "Fight" ends up falling into a trash compactor and the detectives, after failing to gain the attention of the operator of the compactor, listen helplessly as he is screaming and pleading to be let out and is eventually ''crushed to death.'' Granted, he was a [[AssholeVictim bastard]], but it's still such a ''horrible'' way to die.
* The fate of the young girl who spoke out against the leader of her gang of homeless children in "Streetwise". [[spoiler:When we see her autopsy photo, we see that [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill both of her eyes have been gouged out and her face was nearly cut in half at the mouth.]]]]



* The episode "Undercover" is chockfull of Nightmare Fuel. Olivia nearly gets [[PrisonRape raped by a prison guard captain.]] It's a cat and mouse scene with Liv trying her best to fight for her life. Unfortunately, Liv gets overpowered and the unspeakable would've happened if it weren't for Fin making the save.
* The MindRape games that Elliot and Olivia go through at the hands of [[Creator/RobinWilliams Merritt Rook]] in "Authority". First, Rook tricks Olivia into submitting to him by telling her he's got a bomb and will detonate it if she doesn't obey him. Later, he tells Eliot that he's got Olivia and takes him to a houser that has two rooms separated by a wall and a window. In one of the rooms, we have a bound Olivia whom we can see through said window, and Rook says he's gonna torture her with electricity. To prove it, he closes the window and blocks it with a fold, then presses a button and we hear a female's scream. Which means, he is actually doing it. Then, he keeps pressuring, browbeating and trying to verbally bitchslap Elliot for some of the creepiest last moments of the whole franchise. Elliot doesn't break down, though, and then Rook reveals that the screams were recorded and the newly-released Olivia is unharmed. While it's a relief, it doesn't take the fright from the "torture session" away.

[[AC:Season 10]]
* In "PTSD", Olivia suffers from the eponymous disorder as a consequence of the near-rape experience from season 9's "Undercover". It comes to a head when, while trying to break up a fight between two soldiers (one suspected of killing a female soldier and her unborn child) beating each other, Olivia hits her head and, without realizing it, comes mere moments away from shooting the suspect in the head.
* "Hothouse":
** A teenage prodigy is abusing Provigil to help her study. Olivia finds one of her notebooks -- her handwriting starts out neat but gets smaller and smaller and turning the next page reveals a chaotic mess of unintelligible word-scribbles. Way scarier than it sounds.
** She later has a psychotic breakdown in the interrogation room that puts most serial killers to shame. "I just wanted to talk to her, that's all. And take the next ferry back. But she ''screamed'' at me! Why was I following her? She called me a loser! She said I was pathetic and dumb and that I was only at Morewood [their elite prep school] because my family is rich, that I'd never be able to make it on brains alone like her! She tried walking away, and so I grabbed her arm, and she pushed me! So I jabbed her chest with my pen, and she pushed me again! And so I pulled her hair, and I slammed her head into the railing, '''''[[PunctuatedPounding OVER! AND OVER! AND OVER AGAIN!"]]'''''
** What's possibly even scarier is that the girl showed very few signs of being insane before the abovementioned rant happened. She wasn't a sociopath or a serial killer, she didn't come from a poor or abusive family, she had no FreudianExcuse like most criminals under 18 have on this show. She cracked from a combination of pressure to keep up her grades at her elite private school and the drugs she was taking to improve her performance, which caused her to stay awake for ''six days''. It's terrifying to think that a few outside factors could drive even the most normal person to insanity.

[[AC:Season 11]]
* The premise of the episode "Hammered" isn't anything out of the ordinary: a man wakes up and finds a bludgeoned and raped woman in his apartment and no memory of it because he'd been drinking. The NightmareFuel comes later when ADA Paxton has the crime lab make up a videotape showing the sequence of events in the killing, complete with realistic blood spatter, bloody hammer, and the unblinking, psycho-faced head of their main suspect, played by [[Series/{{Felicity}} Noel Crane]], photoshopped in.

[[AC:Season 12]]
* In the episode "Merchandise", after a car hits a 15 year old girl it's discovered that she was starved to the point of death as well as raped so that she was pregnant. Even worse? [[spoiler: Her brother killed her by pushing her in front of the car, because she was trying to escape the human traffickers that had them because their "masters" would take out their rage at her escape on him and the rest of the children they were holding.]] Later when they actually start closing in on the traffickers, the bastards [[spoiler:chain up the kids and force feed them poison so that they will be dead when the police arrive and unable to identify them]]. ''SVU'' has done human trafficking episodes before, but this one was horrifyingly deeper than usual, especially exploring the desperate mindset of someone who has [[MadeASlave been utterly deprived of their freedom]] and their sense of security from minute to minute.
* In "Solitary", when a man placed on trial for tossing Elliot from the roof describes how [[GoMadFromTheIsolation spending nearly his entire sentence for a previous crime in solitary confinement drove him insane]], Elliot decides to see if there's any truth to his claims by spending a weekend in the hole. What follows is a montage of Elliot getting a taste of how being locked up in a tiny cell with no human contact can be detrimental to one's mental well-being. The montage lasts about five minutes, but it feels a lot longer (not just for the viewer, either: Elliot goes off on the guard because he thought he'd been left in for a week instead of just two days).



* In "Solitary", when a man placed on trial for tossing Elliot from the roof describes how [[GoMadFromTheIsolation spending nearly his entire sentence for a previous crime in solitary confinement drove him insane]], Elliot decides to see if there's any truth to his claims by spending a weekend in the hole. What follows is a montage of Elliot getting a taste of how being locked up in a tiny cell with no human contact can be detrimental to one's mental well-being. The montage lasts about five minutes, but it feels a lot longer (not just for the viewer, either: Elliot goes off on the guard because he thought he'd been left in for a week instead of just two days).
* In S13's episode, "Lost Traveler," in the last few minutes it's revealed who the killer is: [[spoiler:a seemingly ordinary teenage girl.]] What's bone-chilling about the scene is how ''calm'' she is throughout. She seems mildly annoyed at worst. When asked why she killed the boy and framed [[spoiler:Mark]] for it, she simply replies, "Why not?" Brr.
* Tragically, [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/apr/28/girl-forced-pregnant-donor-semen?CMP=twt_fd this real life case]] is [[NightmareFuel disturbingly similar]] to both the season 4 episode Resilience, in which a father artificially inseminates his teenage daughter, and, to lesser extent, the season 5 episode Home, where a mother is an extreme control freak over her home-schooled children.
** "Resilience" also gets double points for being based on the crimes of Fred and Rosemary West.
* The episode, "Undercover" is chockfull of Nightmare Fuel. None of them can top the fact that Olivia nearly gets [[PrisonRape raped by a prison guard captain.]] It's a cat and mouse scene with Liv trying her best to fight for her life. Unfortunately, Liv gets overpowered and the unspeakable would've happened if it weren't for Fin making the save.
** The nightmare doesn't end afterwards, either: for a while afterward, Olivia suffered from PTSD as a result of her near-rape experience. In the appropriately-named episode "PTSD", it comes to a head when, while trying to break up a fight between two soldiers (one suspected of killing a female soldier and her unborn child) beating each other, Olivia hits her head and, without realizing it, comes mere moments away from shooting the suspect in the head.
* The episode ''Merchandise''. After a car hits a 15 year old girl it's discovered that she was starved to the point of death as well as raped so that she was pregnant. Even worse? [[spoiler: Her brother killed her by pushing her in front of the car, because she was trying to escape the human traffickers that had them because their "masters" would take out their rage at her escape on him and the rest of the children they were holding.]] Later when they actually start closing in on the traffickers, the bastards [[spoiler:chain up the kids and force feed them poison so that they will be dead when the police arrive and unable to identify them]]. SVU has done human trafficking episodes before, but this one was horrifyingly deeper than usual, especially exploring the desperate mindset of someone who has [[MadeASlave been utterly deprived of their freedom]] and their sense of security from minute to minute.
* Season 14 episode 19: Born Psychopath: 10 year old Henry has no soul, pushing his sister down the stairs and slicing his mother's hand open with a knife. He then tries to kill his sister and locks his mom in the laundry room, then goes to his friend's apartment, ties him up and drowns his dog in the bathtub [[NothingIsScarier (we only get to see its leash draped over the faucet),]] after that he takes a five year old hostage with a gun and shoots Amaro, who is thankfully saved by his bulletproof vest. When Rollins asks him why, he tells her that he wanted to see if she would melt from the inside out and he thinks he didn't do anything wrong. Just before the credits he fakes tears and says the's sorry but he very quickly drops the act, and it's very clear to see that this kid is beyond help. It's a scary thought to think that your kid could be a heartless, soulless monster. Even [[BadassPacifist Huang]] was freaked out by this kid.
** Even worse is that some children [[http://www.sott.net/article/235158-Bad-to-the-bone-Some-children-are-just-born-evil are like this in real life.]] Henry was never bullied and his family, for the most part, treats him well but still chooses to do so simply because he wants to without remorse.
* All the episodes surrounding the character William Lewis "The Beast" are filled with Nightmare Fuel. His character makes an appearance in a total of 4 episodes, highly unorthodox for a non-regular character in this series. [[spoiler: Lewis is a sadistic, psychopathic SerialRapist/spree murderer/serial kidnapper and his entire existence seems to be dedicated to moving from place to place looking for new victims to rape and torture. He consistently manages to elude police and is skilled at manipulating the criminal justice system to work in his favor. He has no remorse for any of his actions and does not seem to fear death (Lewis actually literally dies and comes back to life several times.) He proudly boasts about the heinous crimes he's committed (often while smiling) and his rape victims range from teenaged girls to elderly women. His long list of victims include Olivia Benson. He is shown assaulting her both on and off-screen and nearly rapes her twice; the first time he is interrupted and the second time he stops when Olivia refuses to give him the satisfaction of showing any sign of any fear or emotion whatsoever. Lewis meets his demise by eventually committing suicide right in front of Olivia in the last few seconds of the episode "Beast's Obsession".]]
* The entire episode "Beast's Obsession" (Season 15 Episode 20) [[spoiler: the episode starts off with serial rapist/murderer William Lewis escaping from prison, recklessly raping, torturing, and killing innocent people and he later takes a 12-year-old girl hostage as his main goal is to have a final showdown with Olivia. The last 10 minutes are without a doubt the most graphic and disturbing; Lewis is physically shown sexually assaulting Olivia, first touching between her legs and her backside and later grabbing her breasts and forcefully kissing her. (At one point while she's forcefully bent over a table he undoes Olivia's pants and although it's not shown onscreen, it's implied that he touches her privates as well). He seems intent or raping her in front of his young hostage but appears to be displeased at Olivia's stoic response and changes his mind. Lewis finally forces Olivia into playing Russian Roulette with him, and they take turns putting a pistol with only one bullet to their heads and pulling the trigger. In the remaining last minute, Lewis tells Olivia to say "goodbye" implying that he is finally going to kill her but in the end he puts the gun to his own head and commits suicide. The episode ends with his blood splattering onto Olivia's face as she stares in horror.]]
* "Hothouse" featured a teenage prodigy abusing Provigil to help her study. Olivia finds one of her notebooks -- her handwriting starts out neat but gets smaller and smaller and turning the next page reveals a chaotic mess of unintelligible word-scribbles. Way scarier than it sounds.
** In the same episode, the same prodigy has a psychotic breakdown in the interrogation room that puts most serial killers to shame. "I just wanted to talk to her, that's all. And take the next ferry back. But she ''screamed'' at me! Why was I following her? She called me a loser! She said I was pathetic and dumb and that I was only at Morewood [their elite prep school] because my family is rich, that I'd never be able to make it on brains alone like her! She tried walking away, and so I grabbed her arm, and she pushed me! So I jabbed her chest with my pen, and she pushed me again! And so I pulled her hair, and I slammed her head into the railing, '''''[[PunctuatedPounding OVER! AND OVER! AND OVER AGAIN!"]]'''''
** What's possibly even scarier is that the girl showed very few signs of being insane before the abovementioned rant happened. She wasn't a sociopath or a serial killer, she didn't come from a poor or abusive family, she had no FreudianExcuse like most criminals under 18 have on this show. She cracked from a combination of pressure to keep up her grades at her elite private school and the drugs she was taking to improve her performance, which caused her to stay awake for ''six days''. It's terrifying to think that a few outside factors could drive even the most normal person to insanity.
* A suspect who was trying to evade capture in the episode "Fight" ends up falling into a trash compactor and the detectives, after failing to gain the attention of the operator of the compactor, listen helplessly as he is screaming and pleading to be let out and is eventually ''crushed to death.'' Granted, he was a [[AssholeVictim bastard]], but it's still such a ''horrible'' way to die.
* The fate of the young girl who spoke out against the leader of her gang of homeless children in "Streetwise". [[spoiler:When we see her autopsy photo, we see that [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill both of her eyes have been gouged out and her face was nearly cut in half at the mouth.]]]]
* What happened to Cora, a suspect's wife in "Starved" (she was an longtime alcoholic and bulimic who went into cardiac arrest and ended up in [[FateWorseThanDeath an irreversible coma]] while her husband and her mother fought over her decision to die.) Even worse, she was DiesWideOpen ''while comatose'' where her eyes were open '''and blinking''', [[AndIMustScream but were unresponsive to anything around her.]]
* When any of the main characters undergo a gratuitous amount of violence, such as Novak's attack.
* One episode had a woman get severely burned as the result of an attack by her ex-husband. We get to see close-ups of her scorched face, and later we hear her screams from behind the hospital doors.
** Then we learn that the ex-husband was a RedHerring all along. The woman made a false rape accusation to get back at him.
* In "Dependent", a lawyer's family becomes the target of extremely ominous threats, including swastikas spray painted on the door, garbage left on the doorstep, and the family cat being stolen, ''dismembered,'' and '''''returned to the house in pieces''''' (we only see [[NothingIsScarier a photo of the boxes it came in).]] To top it all off, they got a letter from a guy whose case the lawyer lost, threatening to burn his house down, rape his wife and daughter, and kidnap his son.

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[[AC:Season 13]]
* In "Solitary", when a man placed on trial for tossing Elliot from the roof describes how [[GoMadFromTheIsolation spending nearly his entire sentence for a previous crime in solitary confinement drove him insane]], Elliot decides to see if there's any truth to his claims by spending a weekend in the hole. What follows is a montage of Elliot getting a taste of how being locked up in a tiny cell with no human contact can be detrimental to one's mental well-being. The montage lasts about five minutes, but it feels a lot longer (not just for the viewer, either: Elliot goes off on the guard because he thought he'd been left in for a week instead of just two days).
* In S13's episode,
"Lost Traveler," in the last few minutes minutes, it's revealed who the killer is: [[spoiler:a seemingly ordinary teenage girl.]] What's bone-chilling about the scene is how ''calm'' she is throughout. She seems mildly annoyed at worst. When asked why she killed the boy and framed [[spoiler:Mark]] for it, she simply replies, "Why not?" Brr. \n* Tragically, [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/apr/28/girl-forced-pregnant-donor-semen?CMP=twt_fd this real life case]] is [[NightmareFuel disturbingly similar]] to both the season 4 episode Resilience, in which a father artificially inseminates his teenage daughter, and, to lesser extent, the season 5 episode Home, where a mother is an extreme control freak over her home-schooled children.\n** "Resilience" also gets double points for being based on the crimes of Fred and Rosemary West.\n* The episode, "Undercover" is chockfull of Nightmare Fuel. None of them can top the fact that Olivia nearly gets [[PrisonRape raped by a prison guard captain.]] It's a cat and mouse scene with Liv trying her best to fight for her life. Unfortunately, Liv gets overpowered and the unspeakable would've happened if it weren't for Fin making the save.\n** The nightmare doesn't end afterwards, either: for a while afterward, Olivia suffered from PTSD as a result of her near-rape experience. In the appropriately-named episode "PTSD", it comes to a head when, while trying to break up a fight between two soldiers (one suspected of killing a female soldier and her unborn child) beating each other, Olivia hits her head and, without realizing it, comes mere moments away from shooting the suspect in the head.\n* The episode ''Merchandise''. After a car hits a 15 year old girl it's discovered that she was starved to the point of death as well as raped so that she was pregnant. Even worse? [[spoiler: Her brother killed her by pushing her in front of the car, because she was trying to escape the human traffickers that had them because their "masters" would take out their rage at her escape on him and the rest of the children they were holding.]] Later when they actually start closing in on the traffickers, the bastards [[spoiler:chain up the kids and force feed them poison so that they will be dead when the police arrive and unable to identify them]]. SVU has done human trafficking episodes before, but this one was horrifyingly deeper than usual, especially exploring the desperate mindset of someone who has [[MadeASlave been utterly deprived of their freedom]] and their sense of security from minute to minute.\n* Season 14 episode 19: Born Psychopath: 10 year old Henry has no soul, pushing his sister down the stairs and slicing his mother's hand open with a knife. He then tries to kill his sister and locks his mom in the laundry room, then goes to his friend's apartment, ties him up and drowns his dog in the bathtub [[NothingIsScarier (we only get to see its leash draped over the faucet),]] after that he takes a five year old hostage with a gun and shoots Amaro, who is thankfully saved by his bulletproof vest. When Rollins asks him why, he tells her that he wanted to see if she would melt from the inside out and he thinks he didn't do anything wrong. Just before the credits he fakes tears and says the's sorry but he very quickly drops the act, and it's very clear to see that this kid is beyond help. It's a scary thought to think that your kid could be a heartless, soulless monster. Even [[BadassPacifist Huang]] was freaked out by this kid.\n** Even worse is that some children [[http://www.sott.net/article/235158-Bad-to-the-bone-Some-children-are-just-born-evil are like this in real life.]] Henry was never bullied and his family, for the most part, treats him well but still chooses to do so simply because he wants to without remorse.\n* All the episodes surrounding the character William Lewis "The Beast" are filled with Nightmare Fuel. His character makes an appearance in a total of 4 episodes, highly unorthodox for a non-regular character in this series. [[spoiler: Lewis is a sadistic, psychopathic SerialRapist/spree murderer/serial kidnapper and his entire existence seems to be dedicated to moving from place to place looking for new victims to rape and torture. He consistently manages to elude police and is skilled at manipulating the criminal justice system to work in his favor. He has no remorse for any of his actions and does not seem to fear death (Lewis actually literally dies and comes back to life several times.) He proudly boasts about the heinous crimes he's committed (often while smiling) and his rape victims range from teenaged girls to elderly women. His long list of victims include Olivia Benson. He is shown assaulting her both on and off-screen and nearly rapes her twice; the first time he is interrupted and the second time he stops when Olivia refuses to give him the satisfaction of showing any sign of any fear or emotion whatsoever. Lewis meets his demise by eventually committing suicide right in front of Olivia in the last few seconds of the episode "Beast's Obsession".]]\n* The entire episode "Beast's Obsession" (Season 15 Episode 20) [[spoiler: the episode starts off with serial rapist/murderer William Lewis escaping from prison, recklessly raping, torturing, and killing innocent people and he later takes a 12-year-old girl hostage as his main goal is to have a final showdown with Olivia. The last 10 minutes are without a doubt the most graphic and disturbing; Lewis is physically shown sexually assaulting Olivia, first touching between her legs and her backside and later grabbing her breasts and forcefully kissing her. (At one point while she's forcefully bent over a table he undoes Olivia's pants and although it's not shown onscreen, it's implied that he touches her privates as well). He seems intent or raping her in front of his young hostage but appears to be displeased at Olivia's stoic response and changes his mind. Lewis finally forces Olivia into playing Russian Roulette with him, and they take turns putting a pistol with only one bullet to their heads and pulling the trigger. In the remaining last minute, Lewis tells Olivia to say "goodbye" implying that he is finally going to kill her but in the end he puts the gun to his own head and commits suicide. The episode ends with his blood splattering onto Olivia's face as she stares in horror.]]\n* "Hothouse" featured a teenage prodigy abusing Provigil to help her study. Olivia finds one of her notebooks -- her handwriting starts out neat but gets smaller and smaller and turning the next page reveals a chaotic mess of unintelligible word-scribbles. Way scarier than it sounds.\n** In the same episode, the same prodigy has a psychotic breakdown in the interrogation room that puts most serial killers to shame. "I just wanted to talk to her, that's all. And take the next ferry back. But she ''screamed'' at me! Why was I following her? She called me a loser! She said I was pathetic and dumb and that I was only at Morewood [their elite prep school] because my family is rich, that I'd never be able to make it on brains alone like her! She tried walking away, and so I grabbed her arm, and she pushed me! So I jabbed her chest with my pen, and she pushed me again! And so I pulled her hair, and I slammed her head into the railing, '''''[[PunctuatedPounding OVER! AND OVER! AND OVER AGAIN!"]]''''' \n** What's possibly even scarier is that the girl showed very few signs of being insane before the abovementioned rant happened. She wasn't a sociopath or a serial killer, she didn't come from a poor or abusive family, she had no FreudianExcuse like most criminals under 18 have on this show. She cracked from a combination of pressure to keep up her grades at her elite private school and the drugs she was taking to improve her performance, which caused her to stay awake for ''six days''. It's terrifying to think that a few outside factors could drive even the most normal person to insanity.\n* A suspect who was trying to evade capture in the episode "Fight" ends up falling into a trash compactor and the detectives, after failing to gain the attention of the operator of the compactor, listen helplessly as he is screaming and pleading to be let out and is eventually ''crushed to death.'' Granted, he was a [[AssholeVictim bastard]], but it's still such a ''horrible'' way to die.\n* The fate of the young girl who spoke out against the leader of her gang of homeless children in "Streetwise". [[spoiler:When we see her autopsy photo, we see that [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill both of her eyes have been gouged out and her face was nearly cut in half at the mouth.]]]]\n* What happened to Cora, a suspect's wife in "Starved" (she was an longtime alcoholic and bulimic who went into cardiac arrest and ended up in [[FateWorseThanDeath an irreversible coma]] while her husband and her mother fought over her decision to die.) Even worse, she was DiesWideOpen ''while comatose'' where her eyes were open '''and blinking''', [[AndIMustScream but were unresponsive to anything around her.]]\n* When any of the main characters undergo a gratuitous amount of violence, such as Novak's attack.\n* One episode had a woman get severely burned as the result of an attack by her ex-husband. We get to see close-ups of her scorched face, and later we hear her screams from behind the hospital doors.\n** Then we learn that the ex-husband was a RedHerring all along. The woman made a false rape accusation to get back at him.\n* In "Dependent", a lawyer's family becomes the target of extremely ominous threats, including swastikas spray painted on the door, garbage left on the doorstep, and the family cat being stolen, ''dismembered,'' and '''''returned to the house in pieces''''' (we only see [[NothingIsScarier a photo of the boxes it came in).]] To top it all off, they got a letter from a guy whose case the lawyer lost, threatening to burn his house down, rape his wife and daughter, and kidnap his son.



* The titular antagonist from "Holden's Manifesto". Imagine a boy you didn't go out with as a kid waiting 10 years and letting his hatred and anger grow, going on a killing spree of anyone who didn't go out with him, even people he never even asked out. Some of the names on his list are of people he knew in KINDERGARDEN. What's really scary, however, is the fact that he continually justifies himself into a camera using logic that a lot of people in the real world use out of frustration at no one going out with them. And if that wasn't enough, everything he says is in a threatening/comforting tone of voice to really up the levels of nightmare fuel.

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* "Official Story" includes a montage of witnesses and members of the squad being horrifically brutalized and threatened by the head of a military contracting company. One of his female employees was brutally gang raped by five of his men; he had her locked under armed guard in solitary confinement while she was suffering from internal injuries, then covered up the assault. The victim's father is knifed five times in prison; the victim herself is undressed, groped, and essentially assaulted a second time by three of the CEO's thugs; a drunk veteran who was a witness to the cover up is killed via alcohol poisoning while under protection; and Benson's house is trashed. If that wasn't bad enough, a thug calls Amaro's house, talks to his DAUGHTER, and threatens his wife, who is about to be redeployed.

[[AC:Season 14]]
* In "Born Psychopath", 10 year old Henry has no soul, pushing his sister down the stairs and slicing his mother's hand open with a knife. He then tries to kill his sister and locks his mom in the laundry room, then goes to his friend's apartment, ties him up and drowns his dog in the bathtub [[NothingIsScarier (we only get to see its leash draped over the faucet),]] after that he takes a five year old hostage with a gun and shoots Amaro, who is thankfully saved by his bulletproof vest. When Rollins asks him why, he tells her that he wanted to see if she would melt from the inside out and he thinks he didn't do anything wrong. Just before the credits he fakes tears and says the's sorry but he very quickly drops the act, and it's very clear to see that this kid is beyond help. It's a scary thought to think that your kid could be a heartless, soulless monster. Even [[BadassPacifist Huang]] was freaked out by this kid.[[note]]Even worse is that some children [[http://www.sott.net/article/235158-Bad-to-the-bone-Some-children-are-just-born-evil are like this in real life.]] Henry was never bullied and his family, for the most part, treats him well but still chooses to do so simply because he wants to without remorse.[[/note]]

[[AC:Season 15]]
* All the episodes surrounding the character William "The Beast" Lewis are filled with Nightmare Fuel. His character makes an appearance in a total of 4 episodes, highly unorthodox for a non-regular character in this series. [[spoiler: Lewis is a sadistic, psychopathic SerialRapist/spree murderer/serial kidnapper and his entire existence seems to be dedicated to moving from place to place looking for new victims to rape and torture. He consistently manages to elude police and is skilled at manipulating the criminal justice system to work in his favor. He has no remorse for any of his actions and does not seem to fear death (Lewis actually literally dies and comes back to life several times.) He proudly boasts about the heinous crimes he's committed (often while smiling) and his rape victims range from teenaged girls to elderly women. His long list of victims include Olivia Benson. He is shown assaulting her both on and off-screen and nearly rapes her twice; the first time he is interrupted and the second time he stops when Olivia refuses to give him the satisfaction of showing any sign of any fear or emotion whatsoever. Lewis meets his demise by eventually committing suicide right in front of Olivia in the last few seconds of the episode "Beast's Obsession".]]
* The titular antagonist entire episode "Beast's Obsession" [[spoiler: the episode starts off with serial rapist/murderer William Lewis escaping from prison, recklessly raping, torturing, and killing innocent people and he later takes a 12-year-old girl hostage as his main goal is to have a final showdown with Olivia. The last 10 minutes are without a doubt the most graphic and disturbing; Lewis is physically shown sexually assaulting Olivia, first touching between her legs and her backside and later grabbing her breasts and forcefully kissing her. (At one point while she's forcefully bent over a table he undoes Olivia's pants and although it's not shown onscreen, it's implied that he touches her privates as well). He seems intent or raping her in front of his young hostage but appears to be displeased at Olivia's stoic response and changes his mind. Lewis finally forces Olivia into playing Russian Roulette with him, and they take turns putting a pistol with only one bullet to their heads and pulling the trigger. In the remaining last minute, Lewis tells Olivia to say "goodbye" implying that he is finally going to kill her but in the end he puts the gun to his own head and commits suicide. The episode ends with his blood splattering onto Olivia's face as she stares in horror.]]

[[AC:Season 16]]
* The premiere, "Girls Disappeared," has a terrifying montage of [[HeKnowsTooMuch witnesses to a gang-rape and murder being picked off.]] A pimp gets shanked in prison nine times by three men, a 14-year-old hooker is shot along with her john, a hitman is executed by lethal injection in a prison hospital ward, and then:
-->"This is Sergeant Benson, Manhattan SVU! Shots fired at De Witt Clinton Playground!"
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"Holden's Manifesto".Manifesto":
** The titular antagonist.
Imagine a boy you didn't go out with as a kid waiting 10 years and letting his hatred and anger grow, going on a killing spree of anyone who didn't go out with him, even people he never even asked out. Some of the names on his list are of people he knew in KINDERGARDEN.'''''kindergarten'''''. What's really scary, however, is the fact that he continually justifies himself into a camera using logic that a lot of people in the real world use out of frustration at no one going out with them. And if that wasn't enough, everything he says is in a threatening/comforting tone of voice to really up the levels of nightmare fuel.



* Pretty much all of the episode "Stalked," but the last line really takes the cake: "Detective Stabler... how are Kathy and the kids?"
* The episode ''Intimidation Game'' which depicts HateDumb in the highest order. A woman who married rich is developing a video game and a gang of misogynistic gamers take offense to this. Starting with simply sending threats to her and assaulting her female employees, when she makes the announcement of her game, they abduct her on stage, causing a black out as a distraction. Then it gets even more depraved; [[spoiler: the gang make and post videos of them beating the woman, raping her and forcing her to call herself a slut and deny her love for her husband. They see it all as a game and consider each video posting a form of "leveling up". When the police finally catch them, they have her wrists taped to a gun and set a trap for her to fire. Even when the gang's leader is killed and the rest are arrested, the poor woman is so broken by the experience, that as far as she's concerned, they won.]] As much as people love to mock this episode (the [[{{Narm}} bad writing]] did not help), it's not at all hilarious for women gamers and those in the games industry who have experienced harassment in real life.
** The woman getting "Swatted" is also quite scary considering how often people who stream video games online have fallen victim to swatting themselves. Also considering past incidents with SWAT teams (like the one that seriously injured a baby with a flash grenade after going to the wrong house), it's not farfetched that a SWAT team could potentially kill someone who happened to fall victim to a swatting prank.
* ''Glasgowman's Wrath'' features a take on Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos, which features two teenage girls stabbing one's younger sister and then blaming the eponymous Glasgowman. As the squad investigates, the girls reveal that the older sister was seemingly forced into the act by her friend, who had delusions of Glasgowman. The friend is sent to a psychiatric facility, and the older sister is given a free pass. It seems as though the two were telling the truth, and they'll get the help they need. But at the very end, on the elevator after the trial, as the friend and the older sister stand side by side in the elevator in front of Carisi, [[OhCrap he notices them make a pinky promise behind their backs...]]

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* Pretty much all of the episode "Stalked," but the last line really takes the cake: "Detective Stabler... how are Kathy and the kids?"
* The episode ''Intimidation Game'' which depicts HateDumb in the highest order. A woman who married rich is developing a video game and a gang of misogynistic gamers take offense to this. Starting with simply sending threats to her and assaulting her female employees, when she makes the announcement of her game, they abduct her on stage, causing a black out as a distraction. Then it gets even more depraved; [[spoiler: the gang make and post videos of them beating the woman, raping her and forcing her to call herself a slut and deny her love for her husband. They see it all as a game and consider each video posting a form of "leveling up". When the police finally catch them, they have her wrists taped to a gun and set a trap for her to fire. Even when the gang's leader is killed and the rest are arrested, the poor woman is so broken by the experience, that as far as she's concerned, they won.]] As much as people love to mock this episode (the [[{{Narm}} bad writing]] did not help), it's not at all hilarious for women gamers and those in the games industry who have experienced harassment in real life.
"Glasgowman's Wrath":
** The woman getting "Swatted" is also quite scary considering how often people who stream video games online have fallen victim to swatting themselves. Also considering past incidents with SWAT teams (like the one that seriously injured a baby with a flash grenade after going to the wrong house), it's not farfetched that a SWAT team could potentially kill someone who happened to fall victim to a swatting prank.
* ''Glasgowman's Wrath'' features a
It's ''Law & Order'''s take on Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos, which features two teenage girls stabbing one's younger sister and then blaming the eponymous Glasgowman. As the squad investigates, the girls reveal that the older sister was seemingly forced into the act by her friend, who had delusions of Glasgowman. The friend is sent to a psychiatric facility, and the older sister is given a free pass. It seems as though the two were telling the truth, and they'll get the help they need. But at the very end, on the elevator after the trial, as the friend and the older sister stand side by side in the elevator in front of Carisi, [[OhCrap he notices them make a pinky promise behind their backs...]]



** And at the end, even though Mia knows that Perry is insane and tried to murder her little sister, she's ''still in league with her,'' as shown by the pinky promise they make at the end. Earlier, the detectives mentioned that she has no other friends who she talks to except Perry. From the looks of it, she's so desperate not to be alone that she'll do anything to keep her only friend, even if that friend is clearly a danger to others. Which is scarier: Mia putting her friendship with a serial-killer-in-the-making above her younger sister's safety...or the possibility that Mia might actually ''hate'' her sister to the point of allowing Perry to kill her?
* The Season 16 premiere, "Girls Disappeared," has a terrifying montage of [[HeKnowsTooMuch witnesses to a gang-rape and murder being picked off.]] A pimp gets shanked in prison nine times by three men, a 14-year-old hooker is shot along with her john, a hitman is executed by lethal injection in a prison hospital ward, and then: "This is Sergeant Benson, Manhattan SVU! Shots fired at De Witt Clinton Playground!"
* much like the above example, season 13 episode 12,"Official story", includes a montage of witnesses and members of the squad being horrifically brutalized and threatened by the head of a military contracting company. (One of his female employees was brutally gang raped by five of his men; he had her locked under armed guard in solitary confinement while she was suffering from internal injuries, then covered up the assault)the victim's father is knifed five times in prison; the victim herself is undressed, groped, and essentially assaulted a second time by three of the CEO's thugs; a drunk veteran who was a witness to the cover up is killed via alcohol poisoning while under protection; and Benson's house is trashed. If that wasn't bad enough, a thug calls Amaro's house, talks to his DAUGHTER, and threatens his wife, who is about to be redeployed

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** And at At the end, even though Mia knows that Perry is insane and tried to murder her little sister, she's ''still in league with her,'' as shown by the pinky promise they make at the end. Earlier, the detectives mentioned that she has no other friends who she talks to except Perry. From the looks of it, she's so desperate not to be alone that she'll do anything to keep her only friend, even if that friend is clearly a danger to others. Which is scarier: Mia putting her friendship with a serial-killer-in-the-making above her younger sister's safety...or the possibility that Mia might actually ''hate'' her sister to the point of allowing Perry to kill her?
* The Season 16 premiere, "Girls Disappeared," has "Intimidation Game":
** HateDumb is depicted in the highest order. A woman who married rich is developing
a terrifying montage of [[HeKnowsTooMuch witnesses to a gang-rape video game and murder being picked off.]] A pimp gets shanked in prison nine times by three men, a 14-year-old hooker is shot along gang of misogynistic gamers take offense to this. Starting with simply sending threats to her john, a hitman is executed by lethal injection in a prison hospital ward, and then: "This is Sergeant Benson, Manhattan SVU! Shots fired at De Witt Clinton Playground!"
* much like the above example, season 13 episode 12,"Official story", includes a montage of witnesses and members of the squad being horrifically brutalized and threatened by the head of a military contracting company. (One of his
assaulting her female employees was brutally employees, when she makes the announcement of her game, they abduct her on stage, causing a black out as a distraction. Then it gets even more depraved; [[spoiler: the gang raped by five make and post videos of his men; he had them beating the woman, raping her locked under armed guard in solitary confinement while she was suffering from internal injuries, then covered up the assault)the victim's father is knifed five times in prison; the victim and forcing her to call herself is undressed, groped, a slut and essentially assaulted deny her love for her husband. They see it all as a second time by three game and consider each video posting a form of "leveling up". When the CEO's thugs; a drunk veteran who was a witness police finally catch them, they have her wrists taped to a gun and set a trap for her to fire. Even when the cover up gang's leader is killed via alcohol poisoning while under protection; and Benson's house the rest are arrested, the poor woman is trashed. If so broken by the experience, that wasn't as far as she's concerned, they won.]] As much as people love to mock this episode (the [[{{Narm}} bad enough, a thug calls Amaro's house, talks to his DAUGHTER, writing]] did not help), it's not at all hilarious for women gamers and threatens his wife, those in the games industry who have experienced harassment in real life.
** The woman getting "Swatted"
is about quite scary considering how often people who stream video games online have fallen victim to be redeployed swatting themselves. Also considering past incidents with SWAT teams (like the one that seriously injured a baby with a flash grenade after going to the wrong house), it's not farfetched that a SWAT team could potentially kill someone who happened to fall victim to a swatting prank.

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* When any of the main characters undergo a gratuitous amount of violence, such as Novak's attack.
* One episode had a woman get severely burned as the result of an attack by her ex-husband. We get to see close-ups of her scorched face, and later we hear her screams from behind the hospital doors. We then learn that the ex-husband was a RedHerring all along. The woman made a false rape accusation to get back at him.
7th Jun '17 1:04:15 PM cluosborne
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** Then we learn that the ex-husband was a RedHerring all along. The woman ''burned herself'' to get back at him.

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** Then we learn that the ex-husband was a RedHerring all along. The woman ''burned herself'' made a false rape accusation to get back at him.
13th Apr '17 5:24:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''Glasgowman's Wrath'' features a take on the SlendermanMythos, which features two teenage girls stabbing one's younger sister and then blaming the eponymous Glasgowman. As the squad investigates, the girls reveal that the older sister was seemingly forced into the act by her friend, who had delusions of Glasgowman. The friend is sent to a psychiatric facility, and the older sister is given a free pass. It seems as though the two were telling the truth, and they'll get the help they need. But at the very end, on the elevator after the trial, as the friend and the older sister stand side by side in the elevator in front of Carisi, [[OhCrap he notices them make a pinky promise behind their backs...]]

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* ''Glasgowman's Wrath'' features a take on the SlendermanMythos, Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos, which features two teenage girls stabbing one's younger sister and then blaming the eponymous Glasgowman. As the squad investigates, the girls reveal that the older sister was seemingly forced into the act by her friend, who had delusions of Glasgowman. The friend is sent to a psychiatric facility, and the older sister is given a free pass. It seems as though the two were telling the truth, and they'll get the help they need. But at the very end, on the elevator after the trial, as the friend and the older sister stand side by side in the elevator in front of Carisi, [[OhCrap he notices them make a pinky promise behind their backs...]]
1st Mar '17 12:20:02 PM GregPagano
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* All the episodes surrounding the character William Lewis "The Beast" are filled with Nightmare Fuel. His character makes an appearance in a total of 4 episodes, highly unorthodox for a non-regular character in this series. [[spoiler: Lewis is a sadistic, psychopathic SerialRapist/spree murderer and his entire existence seems to be dedicated to moving from place to place looking for new victims to rape and torture. He consistently manages to elude police and is skilled at manipulating the criminal justice system to work in his favor. He has no remorse for any of his actions and does not seem to fear death (Lewis actually literally dies and comes back to life several times.) He proudly boasts about the heinous crimes he's committed (often while smiling) and his rape victims range from teenaged girls to elderly women. His long list of victims include Olivia Benson. He is shown assaulting her both on and off-screen and nearly rapes her twice; the first time he is interrupted and the second time he stops when Olivia refuses to give him the satisfaction of showing any sign of any fear or emotion whatsoever. Lewis meets his demise by eventually committing suicide right in front of Olivia in the last few seconds of the episode "Beast's Obsession".]]

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* All the episodes surrounding the character William Lewis "The Beast" are filled with Nightmare Fuel. His character makes an appearance in a total of 4 episodes, highly unorthodox for a non-regular character in this series. [[spoiler: Lewis is a sadistic, psychopathic SerialRapist/spree murderer murderer/serial kidnapper and his entire existence seems to be dedicated to moving from place to place looking for new victims to rape and torture. He consistently manages to elude police and is skilled at manipulating the criminal justice system to work in his favor. He has no remorse for any of his actions and does not seem to fear death (Lewis actually literally dies and comes back to life several times.) He proudly boasts about the heinous crimes he's committed (often while smiling) and his rape victims range from teenaged girls to elderly women. His long list of victims include Olivia Benson. He is shown assaulting her both on and off-screen and nearly rapes her twice; the first time he is interrupted and the second time he stops when Olivia refuses to give him the satisfaction of showing any sign of any fear or emotion whatsoever. Lewis meets his demise by eventually committing suicide right in front of Olivia in the last few seconds of the episode "Beast's Obsession".]]
26th Feb '17 6:00:24 PM GregPagano
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* All the episodes surrounding the character William Lewis are filled with Nightmare Fuel. His character makes an appearance in a total of 4 episodes, highly unorthodox for a non-regular character in this series. [[spoiler: Lewis is a sadistic, psychopathic serial murder/rapist and his entire existence seems to be dedicated to moving from place to place looking for new victims to rape and torture. He consistently manages to elude police and is skilled at manipulating the criminal justice system to work in his favor. He has no remorse for any of his actions and does not seem to fear death (Lewis actually literally dies and comes back to life several times.) He proudly boasts about the heinous crimes he's committed (often while smiling) and his rape victims range from teenaged girls to elderly women. His long list of victims include Olivia Benson. He is shown assaulting her both on and off-screen and nearly rapes her twice; the first time he is interrupted and the second time he stops when Olivia refuses to give him the satisfaction of showing any sign of any fear or emotion whatsoever. Lewis meets his demise by eventually committing suicide right in front of Olivia in the last few seconds of the episode "Beast's Obsession".]]

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* All the episodes surrounding the character William Lewis "The Beast" are filled with Nightmare Fuel. His character makes an appearance in a total of 4 episodes, highly unorthodox for a non-regular character in this series. [[spoiler: Lewis is a sadistic, psychopathic serial murder/rapist SerialRapist/spree murderer and his entire existence seems to be dedicated to moving from place to place looking for new victims to rape and torture. He consistently manages to elude police and is skilled at manipulating the criminal justice system to work in his favor. He has no remorse for any of his actions and does not seem to fear death (Lewis actually literally dies and comes back to life several times.) He proudly boasts about the heinous crimes he's committed (often while smiling) and his rape victims range from teenaged girls to elderly women. His long list of victims include Olivia Benson. He is shown assaulting her both on and off-screen and nearly rapes her twice; the first time he is interrupted and the second time he stops when Olivia refuses to give him the satisfaction of showing any sign of any fear or emotion whatsoever. Lewis meets his demise by eventually committing suicide right in front of Olivia in the last few seconds of the episode "Beast's Obsession".]]
26th Feb '17 11:16:20 AM WaggishPony
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* The episode "Mean", where a teenage girl is found dead in a car trunk, throat slit and with dozens of little cuts all over her body, which the medical examiner informs us were made while she was still alive, arms and legs bound, with tiny nail scissors--the attacker(s) had apparently been stabbing her with the scissors then opening them in the victim's flesh. And it turns out that the attackers were the victim's close friends, also teenage girls. And you want to know what's really scary? The episode is [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory based on]] the real-life [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Shanda_Sharer murder of Shanda Sharer]], which was actually far more brutal in many respects, notably that the victim was kept trapped alive in the car trunk for many hours after the murder. The murderers eventually burned her alive.

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* The episode "Mean", where a teenage girl is found dead in a car trunk, throat slit and with dozens of little cuts all over her body, which the medical examiner informs us were made while she was still alive, arms and legs bound, with tiny nail scissors--the attacker(s) had apparently been stabbing her with the scissors then opening them in the victim's flesh. And it turns out that the attackers were the victim's close friends, also teenage girls. And you want to know what's really scary? The episode is [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory based on]] the real-life [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Shanda_Sharer murder of Shanda Sharer]], which was actually far more brutal in many respects, notably that the victim was kept trapped alive in the car trunk for many hours after before the murder. The murderers eventually burned her alive. Might we add...the victim was ''12''.
11th Aug '16 3:09:47 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Even worse is if Liv was raped, she would've contracted a lethal disease from the prison guard. It's a downright frightening episode from beginning to end.
*** Actually a few moments later in that same episode, it is confirmed that Olivia's attacker was NOT diagnosed with carrying the disease and thereby would not have passed it on to Olivia. However it definitely does not make the episode any less frightening.
27th Jul '16 2:12:18 AM ChaosEclipse
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* In one episode, at a club devoted to "embracing sexual freedom", one of the performers is raped onstage while dozens of people watch, thinking [[AllPartOfTheShow it's part of the show]] even as she screams for help.

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* In one episode, "Theatre Tricks," at a club devoted to "embracing sexual freedom", one of the performers is raped onstage while dozens of people watch, thinking [[AllPartOfTheShow it's part of the show]] even as she screams for help.
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