History Series / LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit

9th Jun '18 12:59:28 PM infernape612
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* VictimBlaming: Possibly most notoriously, in ''Alien'', where a little boy forcibly tries to kiss the daughter of two lesbians as part of an attempt to "cure her of being a dyke" and, when she refuses, chops off her hair with scissors, all after several months of constant bullying, which the Catholic school authorities ignore because they think homosexuality is wrong and don't think the girl should be attending at all. When she finally lashes out, she gets an unfortunate critical hit and stabs him with a pair of scissors, paralyzing him from the waist down. When all is said and done, the little girl is the defendant-of-the-day, the SVU blames the (Catholic) lesbian couple for not removing their daughter from the school, and the bully is treated as TheWoobie instead of a budding sex offender with "attempted corrective rape" and "violent assault with a weapon" on his record.

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* VictimBlaming: UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming: Possibly most notoriously, in ''Alien'', where a little boy forcibly tries to kiss the daughter of two lesbians as part of an attempt to "cure her of being a dyke" and, when she refuses, chops off her hair with scissors, all after several months of constant bullying, which the Catholic school authorities ignore because they think homosexuality is wrong and don't think the girl should be attending at all. When she finally lashes out, she gets an unfortunate critical hit and stabs him with a pair of scissors, paralyzing him from the waist down. When all is said and done, the little girl is the defendant-of-the-day, the SVU blames the (Catholic) lesbian couple for not removing their daughter from the school, and the bully is treated as TheWoobie instead of a budding sex offender with "attempted corrective rape" and "violent assault with a weapon" on his record.



--> '''Munch:''' I'm your ''Jew''?

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--> ---> '''Munch:''' I'm your ''Jew''?
16th May '18 9:52:05 AM Snowsky
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** Marilyn in "Home" controls every aspect of her homeschooled sons' lives and doesn't give them enough to eat because she believes that processed food causes cancer. She gets investigated by SVU when her younger son, Jacob, is seen eating out of a trash can. [[spoiler:When she hears that ACS is coming to do a check on the house, she forces her older son, Adam, to kill his little brother so he can't be put in foster care. The episode later reveals that she had a third son, Daniel, who was removed from her care after she beat him, blaming him for her husband's death.]]



** In "Home", Marilyn Nesbit homeschools her two sons and controls every aspect of their lives, including what they eat, who they talk to, and what they do in their spare time. She believes that processed food causes cancer and doesn't give her younger son enough to eat, to the point that he resorts to eating out of the garbage.

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** In "Home", Marilyn Nesbit homeschools her two sons and controls every aspect of their lives, including what they eat, who they talk to, and what they do in their spare time. She believes that processed food causes cancer and doesn't give her younger son enough to eat, to the point that he resorts to eating out of the garbage. When SVU investigates, [[spoiler:Marilyn has her older son kill her youngest son so he won't be taken away by child protective services.]]
16th May '18 9:46:47 AM Snowsky
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* MyBelovedSmother: Possibly the most extreme one ever in "Tragedy". [[spoiler:A woman's adult daughter started a relationship with a man who had a pregnant ex-girlfriend. The mother hired a hitman to kidnap and murder the ex-girlfriend and her newborn baby, so her own daughter could marry the boyfriend and have a happy life together. Her daughter is not pleased when she finds out.]]

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* MyBelovedSmother: MyBelovedSmother:
** In "Home", Marilyn Nesbit homeschools her two sons and controls every aspect of their lives, including what they eat, who they talk to, and what they do in their spare time. She believes that processed food causes cancer and doesn't give her younger son enough to eat, to the point that he resorts to eating out of the garbage.
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Possibly the most extreme one ever in "Tragedy". [[spoiler:A woman's adult daughter started a relationship with a man who had a pregnant ex-girlfriend. The mother hired a hitman to kidnap and murder the ex-girlfriend and her newborn baby, so her own daughter could marry the boyfriend and have a happy life together. Her daughter is not pleased when she finds out.]]
16th May '18 9:31:39 AM Snowsky
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** Justified since they were sending the young Asian woman into a potentially dangerous situation and wanted someone there who could handle himself if necessary. If you might get attacked at any moment, would you want Stabler or Huang at your side?

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** Justified since they were sending the young Asian woman into a potentially dangerous situation and wanted someone there who could handle himself if necessary. If you might get attacked at any moment, would you want Stabler (a veteran cop) or Huang (a psychologist) at your side?


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* MinorInjuryOverreaction: "Informed" begins with a woman in the ER loudly complaining about a rash on her arm, right as someone with severe injuries is being driven by in a stretcher. Then a girl wearing a hoodie comes up to the doctor and removes her hood, revealing blood and bruises on her freshly shaved head, and says, "Please tell me I get to go before her."
13th May '18 11:14:41 PM Snowsky
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* NotMeThisTime: BX9 is a notorious gang of thugs who have landed themselves in SVU's crosshairs multiple times for gang-rape, assault, murder, hate crimes, and more. In "Manhattan Transfer", they are suspected of running a sex trafficking ring, but it turns out they are being framed by someone else.

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* NotMeThisTime: BX9 NotMeThisTime:
** [=BX9=]
is a notorious gang of thugs who have landed themselves in SVU's crosshairs multiple times for gang-rape, assault, murder, hate crimes, and more. In "Manhattan Transfer", they are suspected of running a sex trafficking ring, but it turns out they are being framed by someone else.else.
** In "Web", when a young boy has been molested, suspicion is immediately cast on his father, who is in jail for having molested his older son, but has weekly supervised visits with his younger son. [[spoiler:It wasn't him--it was the older son.]]
13th May '18 10:20:39 PM Snowsky
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* [[BigBrotherBully Big Sister Bully]]: A particularly chilling example in "Stranger". Nikki repeatedly mentions insulting her sister Heather about her weight and calling her a "heifer", most importantly on the day she ran away and was never seen again. [[spoiler:In a twist, it turn out that Heather never ran away, nor was she kidnapped: Nikki pushed her down the chimney stack years ago [[HeKnowsTooMuch so she wouldn't tell their parents about the latter's drug habit.]]]]

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* [[BigBrotherBully Big Sister Bully]]: A particularly chilling example in "Stranger". BigBrotherBully:
** In "Stranger",
Nikki repeatedly mentions insulting her sister Heather about her weight and calling her a "heifer", most importantly on the day she ran away and was never seen again. [[spoiler:In a twist, it turn out that Heather never ran away, nor was she kidnapped: Nikki pushed her down the chimney stack years ago [[HeKnowsTooMuch so she wouldn't tell their parents about the latter's drug habit.]]]]]]]]
** Teddy in "Web" is first seen pushing his little brother Jake away from a video game, and flat-out says to Stabler that he doesn't care if Jake gets molested by their father, who once did the same to him. [[spoiler:It is later revealed that Teddy had been molesting Jake, as well as making child porn videos of him and selling them to pedophiles through his personal website.]]


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* UsedToBeASweetKid: According to his mother, Teddy from "Web" used to be a happy, normal boy before he was molested by his father, after which he became sullen and withdrawn, spending all his time in his room playing computer games and refusing to eat dinner at the table with the rest of the family. [[spoiler:And then it's revealed that he was not only molesting his kid brother, but making pornographic videos of him to sell to pedophiles online.]]
30th Apr '18 6:35:50 AM LlamaAdventure
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** "Intimidation Game", an episode centered on online gaming culture, caps off a DownerEnding with "Executive Producer: Dick Wolf", who's name [[Webcomic/PennyArcade carries certain ironic connotations in the online gaming sphere.]]

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** "Intimidation Game", an episode centered on online gaming culture, caps off a DownerEnding with "Executive Producer: Dick Wolf", who's name [[BlackComedyRape carries certain ironic connotations]] [[Webcomic/PennyArcade carries certain ironic connotations in the online gaming sphere.]]
30th Apr '18 6:34:11 AM LlamaAdventure
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** "Intimidation Game", an episode centered on online gaming culture, caps off a DownerEnding with "Executive Producer: Dick Wolf", who's name [[Webcomic/PennyArcade carries certain connotations in the online gaming sphere.]]

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** "Intimidation Game", an episode centered on online gaming culture, caps off a DownerEnding with "Executive Producer: Dick Wolf", who's name [[Webcomic/PennyArcade carries certain ironic connotations in the online gaming sphere.]]
30th Apr '18 6:33:22 AM LlamaAdventure
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** "Intimidation Game", an episode centered on online gaming culture, caps off a DownerEnding with "Executive Producer: Dick Wolf", who's name [[Webcomic/PennyArcade carries certain connotations in the online gaming sphere.]]
26th Apr '18 11:53:51 AM 313Bluestreak
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* SlutShaming: Shows up repeatedly as the defense tries to smear the victim.
* SoftGlass: Averted in an episode where Elliot gets headbutted through a police car window with enough force to shatter it. The blow knocks him out, gives him a concussion, and temporary brain damage that puts him in a short coma, and making him temporary blind when he woke up.



* SlutShaming: Shows up repeatedly as the defense tries to smear the victim.
* SoftGlass: Averted in an episode where Elliot gets headbutted through a police car window with enough force to shatter it. The blow knocks him out, gives him a concussion, and temporary brain damage that puts him in a short coma, and making him temporary blind when he woke up.

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* SlutShaming: Shows up repeatedly as the defense tries to smear the victim.
* SoftGlass: Averted in an
SnarkingThanks: One episode where Elliot gets headbutted through has Captain Cragen meet a police car window with enough force to shatter it. The blow knocks him out, gives him professor who it turns out he previously arrested for a concussion, and temporary brain damage that puts him in a short coma, and making him temporary blind serious crime when he woke up.was still a detective, and immediately suspects him of murdering the victim (who was in a relationship with him). Long story short, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he ends up arresting him and destroying his career before realizing he's innocent]]. He apologizes and assures him he'll capture the real killer, earning a very bitter "My hero".
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