History Series / LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit

20th Apr '17 8:06:44 AM CosmicFerret
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* ExcuseBoomerang: ''LawAndOrder'' (and its various spin-offs) will often have something like this happen when an [[AmoralAttorney Amoral]] RulesLawyer has some scheme backfire and get their words thrown in their faces. A particularly satisfying example happened in an episode of SVU, when a SerialKiller facing a bullet-proof capital punishment case for his crimes in the USA was arrested in Canada, whose constitution forbids extradition on capital charges. When a Canadian judge questioned his defense attorney about the risk of Canada becoming a haven for capital offenders if they set this precedent, he smarmily replied "I prefer not to speculate on a hypothetical situation which may or may not result from the high court's ruling". Alex Cabot's response is to amend the extradition charge to possession of stolen property, which is ''not'' a capital charge. When the defense attorney says that his client is obviously going to be charged with the capital crimes the second he's back on American soil (which Cabot doesn't even bother denying), the judge uses his exact words to justify extraditing the murderer on the charges actually brought, barely concealing how much he enjoys it.

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* ExcuseBoomerang: ''LawAndOrder'' ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' (and its various spin-offs) will often have something like this happen when an [[AmoralAttorney Amoral]] RulesLawyer has some scheme backfire and get their words thrown in their faces. A particularly satisfying example happened in an episode of SVU, when a SerialKiller facing a bullet-proof capital punishment case for his crimes in the USA was arrested in Canada, whose constitution forbids extradition on capital charges. When a Canadian judge questioned his defense attorney about the risk of Canada becoming a haven for capital offenders if they set this precedent, he smarmily replied "I prefer not to speculate on a hypothetical situation which may or may not result from the high court's ruling". Alex Cabot's response is to amend the extradition charge to possession of stolen property, which is ''not'' a capital charge. When the defense attorney says that his client is obviously going to be charged with the capital crimes the second he's back on American soil (which Cabot doesn't even bother denying), the judge uses his exact words to justify extraditing the murderer on the charges actually brought, barely concealing how much he enjoys it.
14th Apr '17 5:15:09 PM somestrangecircus
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** Gabriel Duvall, a perp from the season 6 episode "Night". He has obsessive-compulsive tendencies, but the closest we get to a name for his condition is "oddball genius".

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** Gabriel Duvall, a perp from the season 6 episode "Night". He has obsessive-compulsive tendencies, but the closest we get to a name for his condition is "oddball genius". Subverted in the Trial by Jury crossover episode, "Day," deals with Gabriel's trial, and the possibility of him having Asperger's syndrome is discussed at length.
14th Apr '17 4:30:14 PM somestrangecircus
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** "Gone" sees the detectives struggling to solve the disappearance of a teenage girl; they have three suspects but no body and not enough other evidence to convict them. Casey manages to get one of the boys, Jason, to testify against the other two, and after he testifies in the grand jury he disappears as well; since the prosecution can't find him or conclusively prove that he was kidnapped, the case is dismissed with prejudice. Afterwards, with some more hunting, the detectives finally manage to find the getaway car that the boys were driving when they committed the original murder...and it was in the city impound lot the entire time, overlooked because someone inputted the wrong number when they were entering the car into the system. It does at least lead the detectives to Jason's body and allow them to charge the other two boys for that crime instead.
10th Apr '17 4:00:08 PM NightFuryRiderPh
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* LastNameBasis : Zigzagged a bit. Munch is almost never called by his first name John (this goes as far as Elliot referring to him as "Uncle Munchie" to his kids on one occasion). Season 1's Jefferies and Cassidy were rarely, if ever, called Monique or Brian (though the latter got to first-name basis with series lead Olivia Benson as her boyfriend in later years). Huang's first name George is likewise seldom heard. Cragen's first name Don is also rare, though that's probably because [[JustifiedTrope no one in the show is realistically his social equal]]. But for most characters, they get the last-name treatment in official business while being addressed as normal people in social situations. The one inverse is Fin -- in ''really'' official situations, his last name Tutoula does get used, but for the most part, he's "Detective Fin."

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* LastNameBasis : Zigzagged a bit. Munch is almost never called by his first name John (this goes as far as Elliot referring to him as "Uncle Munchie" to his kids on one occasion). Season 1's Jefferies and Cassidy were rarely, if ever, called Monique or Brian (though the latter got to first-name basis with series lead Olivia Benson as her boyfriend in later years). Huang's first name George is likewise seldom heard. Barba is rarely referred to by his first name (Rafael) unless he is being introduced or is in the company of family or close friends. Carisi is never called by his first name (Dominic) and is only called Sonny by his family. Cragen's first name Don is also rare, though that's probably because [[JustifiedTrope no one in the show is realistically his social equal]]. But for most characters, they get the last-name treatment in official business while being addressed as normal people in social situations. The one inverse is Fin -- in ''really'' official situations, his last name Tutoula does get used, but for the most part, he's "Detective Fin."
10th Apr '17 1:04:47 PM nombretomado
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** "Avatar" features two women who use "Tawny Coppercuffs" and "Vixy Platinum" as their usernames on the SecondLife {{Expy}} "Another Youniverse."

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** "Avatar" features two women who use "Tawny Coppercuffs" and "Vixy Platinum" as their usernames on the SecondLife ''VideoGame/SecondLife'' {{Expy}} "Another Youniverse."
9th Apr '17 12:09:45 AM alexandrajade
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--> Lennie: "Cool it with the 'Uncle Lennie' stuff around the station.
--> Ken: "What shall I call you?

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--> Lennie: "Cool Cool it with the 'Uncle Lennie' stuff around the station.
--> Ken: "What What shall I call you?
9th Apr '17 12:09:13 AM alexandrajade
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* LastNameBasis : Zigzagged a bit. Munch is almost never called by his first name John (this goes as far as Elliot referring to him as "Uncle Munchie" to his kids on one occasion). Season 1's Jefferies and Cassidy were rarely, if ever, called Monique or Brian (though the latter got to first-name basis with series lead Olivia Benson as her boyfriend in later years). Huang's first name George is likewise seldom heard. Cragen's first name Don is also rare, though that's probably because [[JustifiedTrope no one in the show is realistically his social equal]]. But for most characters, they get the last-name treatment in official business while being addressed as normal people in social situations. The one inverse is Fin -- in ''really'' official situations, his last name Tutoula does get used, but for the most part, he's "Detective Fin."
** The "official business" aspect of this is humorously reinforced in a season 1 conversation with the visiting Lennie Briscoe and his kid nephew Ken, who worked for SVU that year.
--> Lennie: "Cool it with the 'Uncle Lennie' stuff around the station.
--> Ken: "What shall I call you?
--> Lennie: Briscoe.
--> Ken: What will you call me?
--> Lennie: Briscoe.
--> Ken: /looks perplexed
2nd Apr '17 8:22:25 PM DrSlide
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* SaltAndPepper: Munch and Fin.
** And Munch and Jefferies.

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* SaltAndPepper: Munch and Fin.
** And
Fin, Munch and Jefferies.Jefferies, Fin and Rollins.
2nd Apr '17 8:20:34 PM DrSlide
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* Benson: rape and alcoholism (Benson is a child of rape and her mother was an alcoholic)
* Stabler: pedophilia, incest (due to the many male offender-young female victim cases he has worked; it doesn't help that he has kids himself)
* Tutuola: drug abuse, race ([[MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome especially how some victims are treated compared to others]]), gay-bashing (not as much as Huang is below, but still touchy considering his son, Ken, is gay)
* Munch: [[HalfwayPlotSwitch suicide, big government, infringement of civil liberties, assisted suicide]], child abuse
* Cragen: alcoholism (since he is a recovering alcoholic and card-carrying member of AA)
* Cabot: obstruction (particularly being kept from doing the right thing by legal loopholes)
* Novak: mental illness (has a deceased schizophrenic ex-fiance, is likely to show leniency to mentally ill people compared to her usual [[IceQueen cold approach]])
* Huang: Pseudo-psychology (deceives people that need treatment and insults his intelligence), doctors abusing their power, gay-bashing
* Warner: unethical medical practices
* Rollins: Rape and sexual assault. Also gambling.
* Amaro: Cheating and deception; also violence against women (being the child of a domestically abusive relationship). And he doesn't tolerate corruption of children, having two kids of his own.

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* Benson: rape and Rape, alcoholism (Benson (she is a child of rape and her mother was an alcoholic)
* Stabler: pedophilia, Pedophilia, incest (due to the many male offender-young female victim cases he has worked; it doesn't help that he has kids himself)
* Tutuola: drug Drug abuse, race ([[MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome especially how some victims are treated compared to others]]), gay-bashing (not as much as Huang is below, but still touchy considering his son, Ken, is gay)
* Munch: [[HalfwayPlotSwitch suicide, Suicide, big government, infringement of civil liberties, assisted suicide]], child abuse
* Cragen: alcoholism Alcoholism (since he is a recovering alcoholic and card-carrying member of AA)
* Cabot: obstruction Obstruction (particularly being kept from doing the right thing by legal loopholes)
* Novak: mental Mental illness (has a deceased schizophrenic ex-fiance, is likely to show leniency to mentally ill people compared to her usual [[IceQueen cold approach]])
* Huang: Pseudo-psychology (deceives people that need treatment and insults his intelligence), doctors abusing their power, gay-bashing
gay-bashing (as he himself is gay)
* Warner: unethical Unethical medical practices
* Rollins: Rape and Rape, sexual assault. Also gambling.
assault, gambling
* Amaro: Cheating and deception; also Cheating, deception, violence against women (being the child of a domestically abusive relationship). And he doesn't tolerate relationship), corruption of children, having children (he and his wife have two kids of his own.their own)



* Carisi: The falsely accused, corruption, and any instance in which religion is involved in the justification of the crime.

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* Carisi: The falsely accused, corruption, and any instance in which use of religion is involved in the justification of the crime.
to justify a crime
2nd Apr '17 8:17:09 PM DrSlide
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* Novak: mental illness (has a deceased schizophrenic ex-husband, is likely to show leniency to mentally ill people compared to her usual [[IceQueen cold approach]])

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* Novak: mental illness (has a deceased schizophrenic ex-husband, ex-fiance, is likely to show leniency to mentally ill people compared to her usual [[IceQueen cold approach]])
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