History TheSociopath / LiveActionTV

11th Jul '16 5:25:22 AM Morgaus
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* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' has a lot of these. From the [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse first season]], Tate is the most prevalent example, though he might not be a complete sociopath. [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum Season 2]] has [[SerialKiller Bloody Face]] (aka [[spoiler: [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Thredson]]]]), [[BadSanta Leigh Emerson]], and [[TheDevil the Devil himself]]. [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven Season 3]] had [[{{Sadist}} Delphine LaLaurie]]. [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow The fourth season]] had [[PsychopathicManchild Dandy Mott]] and [[ConMan Stanley]].

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* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' has a lot of these. From the [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse first season]], Tate is the most prevalent example, though he might not be a complete sociopath. [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum Season 2]] has [[SerialKiller Bloody Face]] (aka [[spoiler: [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Thredson]]]]), [[BadSanta Leigh Emerson]], and [[TheDevil the Devil himself]]. [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven Season 3]] had [[{{Sadist}} Delphine LaLaurie]]. [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow The fourth season]] had [[PsychopathicManchild Dandy Mott]] and [[ConMan Stanley]]. [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel The fifth season]] had [[WickedCultured James Marsh]].


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* ''{{Power Rangers Megaforce}}'' had [[KnightofCerebus Vrak]]. He cares nothing for anyone except his one plans, manipulates anyone and everyone around him, crushes Metal Alice's spirit upon her death (in spite of the fact that she saved his life) and mocks his own dead brother.
6th Jul '16 1:44:52 AM Morgaus
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* Dan Egan from ''Series/Veep''. The show is giving less-subtle hints that Dan seems to be of the high-functioning variety. The fact that he reveals that he killed a stray dog as a child to win a dare leaves little room for doubt. He later claims that he once "broke off an engagement at an Applebee's and then ordered dessert."

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* Dan Egan from ''Series/Veep''.''{{Series/Veep}}''. The show is giving less-subtle hints that Dan seems to be of the high-functioning variety. The fact that he reveals that he killed a stray dog as a child to win a dare leaves little room for doubt. He later claims that he once "broke off an engagement at an Applebee's and then ordered dessert."
6th Jul '16 1:44:11 AM Morgaus
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* Dan Egan from ''Series/Veep''. The show is giving less-subtle hints that Dan seems to be of the high-functioning variety. The fact that he reveals that he killed a stray dog as a child to win a dare leaves little room for doubt. He later claims that he once "broke off an engagement at an Applebee's and then ordered dessert."
4th Jul '16 11:15:25 AM DannWoolf
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* ''Series/{{House}}'': A memorable patient in one episode is identified as a Sociopath, by both the short hand and proper medical categorization. Notably [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname 13]] only recognizes her as such because she's ''terrified'' of her, with House saying it's a survival tactics, implying a common association with sociopaths to predator animals. [[spoiler: Ultimately it turns out her apparent sociopathic behavior was actually a side effect of some other unrelated medical problem, and she "reforms" by the end of the episode.]]

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* ''Series/{{House}}'': A memorable patient in one episode is identified as a Sociopath, by both the short hand and proper medical categorization. Notably [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname 13]] only recognizes her as such because she's ''terrified'' of her, with House saying it's a survival tactics, tactic, implying a common association with sociopaths to predator animals. [[spoiler: Ultimately it turns out her apparent sociopathic behavior was actually a side effect of some other unrelated medical problem, and she "reforms" by the end of the episode.]]
3rd Jul '16 3:06:55 AM Morgaus
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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' has [[spoiler: Jamie]] Moriarty. This version of Moriarty personifies every single aspect of this trope with a more personal and realistic approach. Moriarty blackmails and kills [[spoiler her/his own employees]], manipulates people just for fun, doesn't even think twice before ruining anyone's life and uses outright violence without the slightest hesitation, disgust or remorse. In "The Diabolical Kind", she even asks Sherlock, the only one she can relate to, how he manages to empathize with other people and be "one of them".

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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' has [[spoiler: Jamie]] Moriarty. This version of Moriarty personifies every single aspect of this trope with a more personal and realistic approach. Moriarty blackmails and kills [[spoiler [[spoiler: her/his own employees]], manipulates people just for fun, doesn't even think twice before ruining anyone's life and uses outright violence without the slightest hesitation, disgust or remorse. In "The Diabolical Kind", she even asks Sherlock, the only one she can relate to, how he manages to empathize with other people and be "one of them".
3rd Jul '16 3:05:46 AM Morgaus
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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' has [[spoiler: Jamie]] Moriarty. This version of Moriarty personifies every single aspect of this trope with a more personal and realistic approach. Moriarty blackmails and kills [[spoiler her/his own employees]], manipulates people just for fun, doesn't even think twice before ruining anyone's life and uses outright violence without the slightest hesitation, disgust or remorse. In "The Diabolical Kind", she even asks Sherlock, the only one she can relate to, how he manages to empathize with other people and be "one of them".
28th Jun '16 7:17:28 PM Luppercus
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**Bailish tough is a borderline case. He is manipulative and selfish, but his creepy obsessive love for Catelyn is very un-sociopathic (as sociopaths never fell in love). Probably is more a megalomaniac and a stalker.
7th Jun '16 12:02:35 PM caringguy
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**Later in the series, Kitty becomes a much more compassionate character, while still having her edge.


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**Highly unlikely: Mordred only seems to murder people without conscience after they've done some horrible things to him, and his loved ones, he clearly does care for Morgana, Merlin and Arthur, both as a child, and as an adult, and his reaction to his mentor (there is no mention of Cerdan being his father) is a mixture of grief AND sadness
6th Jun '16 8:48:07 PM Boggs
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* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'': Frank Underwood is this ''long'' before the show even starts. While the audience may at first be able to sympathize with his desire to screw over the people who wronged him, he progresses into using things like bribery, blackmail, manipulation, threats, and even [[spoiler: ''outright murder'']] with worryingly little restraint. He sees everyone around him as objects to be utilized for his own agenda, his relationship with his wife Claire is strangely loving but ''incredibly'' twisted, he has a massively overblown ego that repeatedly causes him to shoot himself in the foot, (namely by needlessly antagonizing people he still actually needs) is a pathological liar, only really seems to care about his own lust for power, and feels '''no''' sympathy or remorse for the lives he's ruined to get to where he is. On top of all that, he really only seems genuinely capable of feeling sorry for ''himself.''
3rd Jun '16 2:02:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' has a lot of these. From the [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse first season]], [[BlondeGuysAreEvil Tate]] is the most prevalent example, though he might not be a complete sociopath. [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum Season 2]] has [[SerialKiller Bloody Face]] (aka [[spoiler: [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Thredson]]]]), [[BadSanta Leigh Emerson]], and [[TheDevil the Devil himself]]. [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven Season 3]] had [[{{Sadist}} Delphine LaLaurie]]. [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow The fourth season]] had [[PsychopathicManchild Dandy Mott]] and [[ConMan Stanley]].

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* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' has a lot of these. From the [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse first season]], [[BlondeGuysAreEvil Tate]] Tate is the most prevalent example, though he might not be a complete sociopath. [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum Season 2]] has [[SerialKiller Bloody Face]] (aka [[spoiler: [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Thredson]]]]), [[BadSanta Leigh Emerson]], and [[TheDevil the Devil himself]]. [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven Season 3]] had [[{{Sadist}} Delphine LaLaurie]]. [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow The fourth season]] had [[PsychopathicManchild Dandy Mott]] and [[ConMan Stanley]].
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