History Series / LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit

9th Feb '16 11:00:06 PM Benthelame
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*MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome: An entire episode centers around a kidnapped white teenage girl. The culprit is a teenager named Greg who is skilled with computers and threatens that he will kill her if his demands are not met. He periodically sends them videos of her undergoing torture and being raped but it turns out[[spoiler: the whole thing was staged and everyone was in on it. They were using this societal tendency to get the attention of the FBI so that they could ask their help in finding Greg's little brother who was kidnapped a few years ago.The girl was never in trouble or harmed and neither was anyone else.]]
9th Feb '16 12:54:37 PM theLibrarian
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* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: A bunch of rapists use this as justification. One gang member that participated in the gang rape of a new member's girlfriend uses this to try and bring doubt on her testimony, and his own bitch of a girlfriend uses the same sort of "logic". However, it is definitely not portrayed as okay...[[DoubleStandardRape at least in the case of a woman. Men are another story.]]
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* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: A bunch of rapists use this as justification. One gang member that participated in the gang rape of a new member's girlfriend uses this to try and bring doubt on her testimony, and his own bitch of a girlfriend uses the same sort of "logic". However, it is definitely not portrayed as okay...[[DoubleStandardRape [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale at least in the case of a woman. Men are another story.]]
9th Feb '16 12:53:38 PM theLibrarian
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* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: A bunch of rapists use this as justification. One gang member that participated in the gang rape of a new member's girlfriend uses this to try and bring doubt on her testimony, and his own bitch of a girlfriend uses the same sort of "logic". However, it is definitely not portrayed as okay...[[DoubleStandardRape at least in the case of a woman. Men are another story.]]
5th Feb '16 4:05:16 PM Peridonyx
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** The main villains of "Intimidation Game" [[spoiler:torture and rape a female game-developer over the Internet; force her to falsely admit onscreen that she's only using her lover to get ahead in her career; and ultimately -- despite her being saved in the end -- send her over the DespairEventHorizon and cause her to quit her passion]]. Why? Because they don't believe in {{Gamer Chick}}s.
3rd Feb '16 4:03:00 PM MyFinalEdits
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* * InTheBlood: The tragic and criminal pasts of several cast members and guest stars.
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* * InTheBlood: InTheBlood: ** The tragic and criminal pasts of several cast members and guest stars.

* IncestIsRelative: At least three times; one resulted in a child [[spoiler: two, actually, but it was unreported]]. ** Brought UpToEleven with season 12 where practically every other episode deals with incest in some sort of context. * InfantImmortality: Averted.
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* IncestIsRelative: At least three times; one resulted in a child [[spoiler: two, actually, but it was unreported]]. ** two children (one being unreported). Brought UpToEleven with season 12 where practically every other episode deals with incest in some sort of context. * %%* InfantImmortality: Averted.

* SpousalPrivilege: One episode revolves around the concept that two abusers had married their victims precisely to abuse spousal privilege, something they openly mock the detectives with. Their overconfidence eventually backfires when [[spoiler:investigations dig up a prior marriage license they hadn't gotten annulled, making their current marriages null and void...]] ** And again in Criminal Hatred, where two men were married in Provincetown. The detectives get one to confess what the other did, only to learn that they are married and they can't use what he told them. Trying to argue that the spousal privilege doesn't apply because they were married out of state before New York recognized same-sex marriages doesn't work.
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* SpousalPrivilege: SpousalPrivilege: ** One episode revolves around the concept that two abusers had married their victims precisely to abuse spousal privilege, something they openly mock the detectives with. Their overconfidence eventually backfires when [[spoiler:investigations dig up a prior marriage license they hadn't gotten annulled, making their current marriages null and void...]] ** And again in In Criminal Hatred, where two men were married in Provincetown. The detectives get one to confess what the other did, only to learn that they are married and they can't use what he told them. Trying to argue that the spousal privilege doesn't apply because they were married out of state before New York recognized same-sex marriages doesn't work.
3rd Feb '16 11:04:06 AM superkeijikun
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** "Objection!" "Withdrawn. Nothing further."
3rd Feb '16 7:16:29 AM superkeijikun
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** A major plot point in "Hate": the defense for a man who killed Arabs out of hate argues that he carried out the murders due to the fact that he was biologically and genetically driven to hate and kill Arabs as a result of his father, who fought in Desert Storm. [[spoiler:Ultimately averted: the father didn't hate Arabs and actually remarried to an Arab woman. His mother taught him to hate Arabs out of spite.]]
3rd Feb '16 7:12:54 AM superkeijikun
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In "Anchor": [[spoiler:Randall Carver, a defense attorney, succeeds in getting his client, who was charged with murdering the children of immigrants, found "not guilty". The defendant whispered to him his intent to continue murdering, disturbing him greatly and leading Carver to kill him.]]
1st Feb '16 11:39:53 AM creader
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* AFoolForAClient: Many, many, ''many'' examples over the course of the series, almost none of them positive, since many cases have involved an offender cross-examining his or her victim on the witness stand. In "Daydream Believer," however, [[spoiler:Barba takes '''full''' advantage of this trope, allowing the perp a generous amount of rope with which to hang himself]].

* AFoolForAClient: Many, many, ''many'' examples over the course of the series, almost none of them positive, since many cases have involved an offender cross-examining his or her victim on the witness stand. In "Daydream Believer," however, [[spoiler:Barba takes '''full''' advantage of this trope, allowing the perp a generous amount of rope with which to hang himself]].

* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Said by the FBI agent (who committed as VigilanteExecution) in "Signature" before [[DrivenToSuicide blowing her own brains out]].

* HeWhoFightsMonsters: SheWhoFightsMonsters: Said by the FBI agent (who committed as VigilanteExecution) in "Signature" before [[DrivenToSuicide blowing her own brains out]].

* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Said by ** Many characters over the FBI agent (who committed as VigilanteExecution) years could qualify. "Poisoned Motive," for example, gives us [[spoiler:Gloria Montero, whose father's taking a bullet for Fin set off a DisasterDominoes in "Signature" before [[DrivenToSuicide blowing her own brains out]].their family]], and who decides to deal with this by going on a killing spree.

29th Jan '16 5:32:03 PM GrammarNavi
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** The promo for Psycho/Therapist [[spoiler: said this would be "the final chapter of the #SaveBenson saga."]] Then the last scene of the episode showed [[spoiler: William Lewis possibly breaking out of prison. Just in time for May Sweeps, too!]]
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** The promo for Psycho/Therapist [[spoiler: said this would be "the final chapter of the #SaveBenson #[=SaveBenson=] saga."]] Then the last scene of the episode showed [[spoiler: William Lewis possibly breaking out of prison. Just in time for May Sweeps, too!]]
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