History VillainousBreakdown / LiveActionTV

28th Aug '17 1:53:30 PM MikeW
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** After seven seasons of the show's most notable MagnificentBastard, [[spoiler: Littlefinger's KarmaHoudini finally runs out. He thinks he's set Sansa and Arya against each other with Sansa calling Arya to answer charges of treason. Instead, Sansa reveals ''Littlefinger'' is the one on trial as all his various misdeeds are laid out. Too late, Littlefinger realizes he has no allies here and he's been set up. He tries to win Sansa back only for her to throw his own words back on control and not showing mercy, driving Littlefinger to lose his cool. He literally gets on his knees to beg for mercy but instead, Arya slices his throat and lets him die in the hall.]]
27th Aug '17 9:02:04 PM CnHGirl
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** Crowley has a minor one during the Demon Tablet arc, when Sam is [[spoiler: injecting him with human blood to make him more human, just like consuming demon blood made Sam more demonic, as an attempt to fulfill the trial of restoring a demon's humanity. At one point, Crowley starts rambling about his {{Jerkass}} mother and how she never really loved him like a mother should, culminating in him crying and screaming "I deserve to be loved!". This is the first sign that the blood is working, since he is experiencing a human need for affection for the first time in hundreds of years]].
3rd Aug '17 1:01:17 PM gb00393
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** Cersei has several:
*** She angrily loses her cool when Tyrion shows up in a meeting of the Small Council, and much to her chagrin reveals that he's acting Hand of the King.
*** In "The Lion and the Rose", Cersei visibly ''shatters'' as Joffrey dies helplessly in her arms.
*** In "The Gift", she goes from being a SmugSmiler for the majority of Season 5 to screaming "I am the queen!" as she is dragged away to the Black Cells by the High Sparrow's Faith Militant.
*** Her sanity worsens as her situation does throughout Season 6. This ends up being the dangerous version, since she's desperate and crazy enough in the finale to use the wildfire caches in King's Landing to simply kill all of her rivals at once.
2nd Aug '17 1:26:13 AM babyhenchy1
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** [[BastardBastard Ramsay Bolton]] spent almost the entire series gleefully indulging in some of the most horrific acts of violence that the show had ever seen, which is one hell of an accomplishment in [[CrapsackWorld this setting]]. [[{{Sadist}} From sadistic torture, to rape, flaying people alive, hunting women for sport]], Ramsay kept his confidence that karma would never catch up to him. He finally loses his cool when his wife who he had domestically abused and raped nightly has him chained up in a kennel and she finally releases his hounds, which he had starved for a week in hopes of feeding Jon Snow to them. His orders for them to back down start off defiant but become more panic-stricken as the seconds roll by and he realizes that his sadism won't save him this time. [[AssholeVictim His eventual]] [[DevouredByTheHorde begging does]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath nothing to help]].

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** [[BastardBastard Ramsay Bolton]] spent almost the entire series gleefully indulging in some of the most horrific acts of violence that the show had ever seen, which is one hell of an accomplishment in [[CrapsackWorld this setting]]. [[{{Sadist}} From sadistic torture, to rape, flaying people alive, hunting women for sport]], sport, and feeding people (including his stepmother and newborn half-brother) to his vicious hounds]], Ramsay kept his confidence that karma would never catch up to him. He finally loses his cool when his wife who he had domestically abused and raped nightly has him chained up in a kennel and she finally releases his hounds, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard which he had starved for a week in hopes of feeding Jon Snow to them.them]]. His orders for them to back down start off defiant but become more panic-stricken as the seconds roll by and he realizes that his sadism won't save him this time. [[AssholeVictim His eventual]] [[DevouredByTheHorde begging does]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath nothing to help]].
23rd Jul '17 2:28:03 PM gb00393
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** Tywin has a downplayed example at the beginning of the war, "They have my SON!".
21st Jul '17 12:03:34 AM babyhenchy1
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** [[BastardBastard Ramsay Bolton]] spent almost the entire series gleefully indulging in some of the most horrific acts of violence that the series had ever seen, [[{{Sadist}} from sadistic torture, to rape, to hunting women for sport]]. He finally loses his cool when his wife who he had domestically abused and raped nightly has him chained up in a kennel and she finally releases his hounds, which he had starved for a week in hopes of feeding Jon Snow to them. His orders for them to back down start off defiant but become more panic-stricken as the seconds roll by and he realizes that his sadism won't save him this time. [[AssholeVictim His eventual]] [[DevouredByTheHorde begging does]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath nothing to help]].

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** [[BastardBastard Ramsay Bolton]] spent almost the entire series gleefully indulging in some of the most horrific acts of violence that the series show had ever seen, which is one hell of an accomplishment in [[CrapsackWorld this setting]]. [[{{Sadist}} from From sadistic torture, to rape, to flaying people alive, hunting women for sport]].sport]], Ramsay kept his confidence that karma would never catch up to him. He finally loses his cool when his wife who he had domestically abused and raped nightly has him chained up in a kennel and she finally releases his hounds, which he had starved for a week in hopes of feeding Jon Snow to them. His orders for them to back down start off defiant but become more panic-stricken as the seconds roll by and he realizes that his sadism won't save him this time. [[AssholeVictim His eventual]] [[DevouredByTheHorde begging does]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath nothing to help]].
10th Jun '17 1:17:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Slasher}}'': When the Executioner's plan finally goes awry in the season 1 finale because Sarah discovered his true identity he starts sobbing like a little boy after stabbing her.
1st Jun '17 1:47:05 PM gb00393
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** [[BastardBastard Ramsay Bolton]] spent almost the entire series gleefully indulging in some of the most horrific acts of violence that the series had ever seen, [[{{Sadist}} from sadistic torture, to rape, to hunting women for sport]]. He finally loses his cool when his wife who he had domestically abused and raped nightly has him chained up in a kennel and she finally releases his hounds, which he had starved for a week in hopes of feeding Jon Snow to them. His orders for them to back down start off defiant but become more panic-stricken as the seconds roll by. [[AssholeVictim His eventual]] [[DevouredByTheHorde begging does]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath nothing to help]].

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** [[BastardBastard Ramsay Bolton]] spent almost the entire series gleefully indulging in some of the most horrific acts of violence that the series had ever seen, [[{{Sadist}} from sadistic torture, to rape, to hunting women for sport]]. He finally loses his cool when his wife who he had domestically abused and raped nightly has him chained up in a kennel and she finally releases his hounds, which he had starved for a week in hopes of feeding Jon Snow to them. His orders for them to back down start off defiant but become more panic-stricken as the seconds roll by.by and he realizes that his sadism won't save him this time. [[AssholeVictim His eventual]] [[DevouredByTheHorde begging does]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath nothing to help]].
2nd Apr '17 3:03:36 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* In Series/DareDevil2015, Wilson Fisk gets into this during his fight against Matt, considering him responsible for all of his plans going awry and his public image destroyed while giving him a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.

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* In Series/DareDevil2015, ''Series/Daredevil2015'', Wilson Fisk gets into this during his fight against Matt, considering him responsible for all of his plans going awry and his public image destroyed while giving him a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.



** The day started so well for Gul Dukat in the episode "Sacrifice of Angels": After months of work he finally destroyed the minefield in front of the wormhole, which allows him to recieve massive reinforcements that will turn the slow going war against the Federation and the Klingons into a very one-sided CurbStompBattle. [[spoiler:But then the wormhole opens and not a single of his ships comes out, the entire fleet apparently vanished from existence]] and his expression rightfully turns into a full blown BSOD. Then [[spoiler:his highly beloved daughter tells him she won't come with him when his remaining troops have to retreat and that she helped the saboteurs to stop his plans]]. Then [[spoiler:his second in command Damar shots her in the heart because she's a traitor]] and Dukat slips completely into insanity, oblivious of whats going on around him.
** To say nothing about "Waltz", when he freaks out and decides to destroy Bajor: "I'm so glad we had this time together, Benjamin. Because we won't be seeing each other for a while. I have unfinished business on Bajor! They thought I was their enemy! They don't know what it is to be my enemy, but they will! From this day forward, Bajor is dead. All of Bajor! And this time, even their Emissary won't be able to save them!" This was after spending the entire episode suffering from hallucinations of Weyoun, Damar and Major Kira taunting him and demanding that he kill Sisko, and periodically flipping out and shooting at people who were not, technically speaking, there.

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** The day started so well for Gul Dukat in the episode "Sacrifice "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E06SacrificeOfAngels}} Sacrifice of Angels": Angels]]": After months of work he finally destroyed the minefield in front of the wormhole, which allows him to recieve massive reinforcements that will turn the slow going war against the Federation and the Klingons into a very one-sided CurbStompBattle. [[spoiler:But then the wormhole opens and not a single of his ships comes out, the entire fleet apparently vanished from existence]] and his expression rightfully turns into a full blown BSOD. Then [[spoiler:his highly beloved daughter tells him she won't come with him when his remaining troops have to retreat and that she helped the saboteurs to stop his plans]]. Then [[spoiler:his second in command Damar shots her in the heart because she's a traitor]] and Dukat slips completely into insanity, oblivious of whats going on around him.
** To say nothing about "Waltz", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E11Waltz}} Waltz]]", when he freaks out and decides to destroy Bajor: "I'm so glad we had this time together, Benjamin. Because we won't be seeing each other for a while. I have unfinished business on Bajor! They thought I was their enemy! They don't know what it is to be my enemy, but they will! From this day forward, Bajor is dead. All of Bajor! And this time, even their Emissary won't be able to save them!" This was after spending the entire episode suffering from hallucinations of Weyoun, Damar and Major Kira taunting him and demanding that he kill Sisko, and periodically flipping out and shooting at people who were not, technically speaking, there.



** In "The Drumhead," the ''Enterprise'' is host to a series of ever-more-paranoid hearings and trials searching for a saboteur or spy. The spearhead of these trials, a respected jurist who is the daughter of an even-more-respected jurist, is pushing for Starfleet-wide witch hunts, all looking for supposed traitors. When she calls Picard to the stand, he opens by quoting ''her father'', pointing out that these accusations without cause are destroying the Federation that she claims to love more assuredly than if there actually was a traitor. She ''begins ranting'', damning Picard for having the gall to quote her father, and displays her paranoia to such an extent that the head of Starfleet Intelligence, who had been there to observe, actually ''leaves the room''. When ''the guy whose job is to be paranoid'' thinks you are going too far, you know you've broken.

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** In "The Drumhead," " [[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E21TheDrumhead}} The Drumhead]]", the ''Enterprise'' is host to a series of ever-more-paranoid hearings and trials searching for a saboteur or spy. The spearhead of these trials, a respected jurist who is the daughter of an even-more-respected jurist, is pushing for Starfleet-wide witch hunts, all looking for supposed traitors. When she calls Picard to the stand, he opens by quoting ''her father'', pointing out that these accusations without cause are destroying the Federation that she claims to love more assuredly than if there actually was a traitor. She ''begins ranting'', damning Picard for having the gall to quote her father, and displays her paranoia to such an extent that the head of Starfleet Intelligence, who had been there to observe, actually ''leaves the room''. When ''the guy whose job is to be paranoid'' thinks you are going too far, you know you've broken.



** Khan Noonien Singh in "Space Seed", when the crew refuses to bow down to him even as he's slowly killing Captain Kirk in the decompression chamber, even prompting him to yell: ''"It's so USELESS!"'' to nobody in particular.
** Doctor Janice Lester in "Turnabout Intruder" grows increasingly unhinged and insane while in Kirk's body, her irrational behaviour causing the rest of the crew to be suspicious. By the time she returned back to her own body, she was sobbing hysterically and screaming about how she wanted Kirk dead.
** In "The Conscience of the King", actor Karidian's daughter Lenore [[spoiler: after revealing she had killed seven of the nine witnesses who knew her father as Kodos the Executioner]] ran out to the stage with a phraser, trying to kill Kirk, one of the witnesses. The mad glint in her eyes told us that she lost her mind. And when [[spoiler: she accidentally killed her father]], she broke down into tears and later on, she insistently believed that [[spoiler: her father was still alive and still performing]].
** General Trelane in "The Squire of Gothos" at first tries to pass himself off as AManOfWealthAndTaste; his true PsychopathicManchild colours to bleed through around the time that he starts [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunting Captain Kirk for sport]], but when he's poised, ready for the kill, and his ''parents'' show-up to give him a stern lecture about interfering with primitive species (and presumably take him to his room), he starts whining like a particularly pathetic five year old.
** In "The Enemy Within", after Kirk is separated into two halves, one good and one evil, the evil one hits SanitySlippage after trying to rape a crewmember, then assaulting a member of security. When the good Kirk, along with Spock and [=McCoy=] realize what's going on and the good Kirk wants the evil one stopped unharmed, he hits a full breakdown, wrecking Kirk's room screaming "''I'M CAPTAIN KIRK!''"

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** Khan Noonien Singh in "Space Seed", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed}} Space Seed]]", when the crew refuses to bow down to him even as he's slowly killing Captain Kirk in the decompression chamber, even prompting him to yell: ''"It's so USELESS!"'' to nobody in particular.
** Doctor Janice Lester in "Turnabout Intruder" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder}} Turnabout Intruder]]" grows increasingly unhinged and insane while in Kirk's body, her irrational behaviour causing the rest of the crew to be suspicious. By the time she returned back to her own body, she was sobbing hysterically and screaming about how she wanted Kirk dead.
** In "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E13TheConscienceOfTheKing}} The Conscience of the King", King]]", actor Karidian's daughter Lenore [[spoiler: after revealing she had killed seven of the nine witnesses who knew her father as Kodos the Executioner]] ran out to the stage with a phraser, trying to kill Kirk, one of the witnesses. The mad glint in her eyes told us that she lost her mind. And when [[spoiler: she accidentally killed her father]], she broke down into tears and later on, she insistently believed that [[spoiler: her father was still alive and still performing]].
** General Trelane in "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E17TheSquireOfGothos}} The Squire of Gothos" Gothos]]" at first tries to pass himself off as AManOfWealthAndTaste; his true PsychopathicManchild colours to bleed through around the time that he starts [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunting Captain Kirk for sport]], but when he's poised, ready for the kill, and his ''parents'' show-up to give him a stern lecture about interfering with primitive species (and presumably take him to his room), he starts whining like a particularly pathetic five year old.
** In "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E5TheEnemyWithin}} The Enemy Within", Within]]", after Kirk is separated into two halves, one good and one evil, the evil one hits SanitySlippage after trying to rape a crewmember, then assaulting a member of security. When the good Kirk, along with Spock and [=McCoy=] realize what's going on and the good Kirk wants the evil one stopped unharmed, he hits a full breakdown, wrecking Kirk's room screaming "''I'M CAPTAIN KIRK!''"
27th Mar '17 1:22:29 AM AthenaBlue
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** Mavic Chen in "The Daleks' Master Plan" goes from a VillainWithGoodPublicity statesman, sinister in intention but able to pass as a decent politician, into a raging ObviouslyEvil maniac as the realisation that he was too incompetent to execute his plan and he can no longer prove his worth to the Daleks finally takes hold. Even the ''Daleks'' seem horrified by his behaviour.
** Tobias Vaughn in "The Invasion" goes from his usual cold and calculating personality to launching a raging freakout at an underling (and once, to the Doctor) in [[OnceAnEpisode every single episode of the story that he's in]].
** In the season 18 story "Warriors' Gate", the slaver leader Rorvik finds his spaceship trapped in a place between universes. Although Rorvik at first tries to deal with his situation in a rational and methodical manner, over the course of the story he gradually breaks down under stress. By the end of the story, Rorvik is ranting and raving, and he finally kills himself and his crew in a failed attempt to escape by creating a backblast with his ship's engines.

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** Mavic Chen in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan "The Daleks' Master Plan" Plan"]] goes from a VillainWithGoodPublicity statesman, sinister in intention but able to pass as a decent politician, into a raging ObviouslyEvil maniac as the realisation that he was too incompetent to execute his plan and he can no longer prove his worth to the Daleks finally takes hold. Even the ''Daleks'' seem horrified by his behaviour.
** Tobias Vaughn in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion "The Invasion" Invasion"]] goes from his usual cold and calculating personality to launching a raging freakout at an underling (and once, to the Doctor) in [[OnceAnEpisode every single episode of the story that he's in]].
** In The ending of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E4TheSunMakers "The Sun Makers"]] has the season 18 story Collector, upon realizing the revolution has finally caught up with him, reduced to a babbling wreck as he slowly (and literally) goes down the drain.
** Let us not forget Soldeed from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E5TheHornsOfNimon "The Horns of Nimon"]], who has probably the [[ChewingTheScenery hammiest]] breakdown of all:
--->'''Soldeed:''' My ''dreeeams'' of CON-QUEST!
** The Doctor intentionally annoys Skagra throughout [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada "Shada"]] in the hope of causing this to happen. It works. The clincher is when Skagra ends up trapped inside his spaceship's prison by the Ship itself, which won't let him out until he accepts just how wonderful the Doctor is. Judging by [[AnythingButThat Skagra's reaction]], that may be a while...
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E5WarriorsGate
"Warriors' Gate", Gate"]], the slaver leader Rorvik finds his spaceship trapped in a place between universes. Although Rorvik at first tries to deal with his situation in a rational and methodical manner, over the course of the story he gradually breaks down under stress. By the end of the story, Rorvik is ranting and raving, and he finally kills himself and his crew in a failed attempt to escape by creating a backblast with his ship's engines.



** The Doctor intentionally annoys Skagra throughout "Shada" in the hope of causing this to happen. It works. The clincher is when Skagra ends up trapped inside his spaceship's prison by the Ship itself, which won't let him out until he accepts just how wonderful the Doctor is. Judging by [[AnythingButThat Skagra's reaction]], that may be a while...
** At the end of "The Last of the Time Lords", a combination of seeing his previously unstoppable universal domination plans crumble into nothing within the space of a few minutes and seeing his old enemy restored to full health (and turned into a glowing omnipotent being at that) is enough to reduce the Master, previously a MagnificentBastard to rival any, into a hysterical wreck:
--->'''The Master''': You can't do this. You can't do this! '''IT'S NOT FAIR'''!
** The ending of "The Sun Makers" has the Collector, upon realizing the revolution has finally caught up with him, reduced to a babbling wreck as he slowly (and literally) goes down the drain.



---> EMPEROR: I will not die. I cannot die!
** And then there's Soldeed, who has probably the [[ChewingTheScenery hammiest]] breakdown of all:
--->'''Soldeed''': My ''dreeeams'' of CON-QUEST!
** [[InsufferableGenius Luke Rattigan]], teen genius and futurist visionary, has been working with the Sontarans to conquer Earth in exchange for giving him the technology to found a new colony elsewhere. The successive shocks of discovering the Sontarans had been using him as a puppet the whole time, were going to kill him and his hand-picked followers anyway, then having these same "followers" walk away in disgust ''while he holds them at gunpoint'' reduces him to a sobbing wreck.
** Davros, after the Reality Bomb is disabled and the Dalek fleet is set to destroy itself near the end of "Journey's End", has one of the best breakdowns in the series.
---> '''Davros''': Never forget, Doctor, ''you'' did this! I name you, forever! YOU ARE THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS!!!
** Prisoner Zero from "The Eleventh Hour" has a CreepyMonotone version when The Doctor realizes he can get Amy to lock it into it's true form.
---> '''Prisoner Zero''': No! No!
** The Zygon Inversion has rouge zygon, Bonnie go through two of these. After she watches a message from the Osgood's taunting her about lying about the location of the Osgood Box, she smashes the laptop with the message on it in anger. Then she screams after learning there are TWO Osgood boxes.
** In "Hell Bent" its clear that Rassilon, Lord President of the Time Lords, has let his ego and his pride go to his head. He's furious when his own men defect and refuse to execute the Doctor.

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---> EMPEROR: I --->'''Dalek Emperor:''' [[AC:I will not die. I die! ''I cannot die!
die!'']]
** And then there's Soldeed, who has probably At the [[ChewingTheScenery hammiest]] breakdown end of all:
--->'''Soldeed''': My ''dreeeams''
[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of CON-QUEST!
the Time Lords"]], a combination of seeing his previously unstoppable universal domination plans crumble into nothing within the space of a few minutes and seeing his old enemy restored to full health (and turned into a glowing omnipotent being at that) is enough to reduce the Master, previously a MagnificentBastard to rival any, into a hysterical wreck:
--->'''The Master:''' You can't do this. You can't do this! '''IT'S NOT FAIR'''!
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky "The Poison Sky"]]: [[InsufferableGenius Luke Rattigan]], teen genius and futurist visionary, has been working with the Sontarans to conquer Earth in exchange for giving him the technology to found a new colony elsewhere. The successive shocks of discovering the Sontarans had been using him as a puppet the whole time, were going to kill him and his hand-picked followers anyway, then having these same "followers" walk away in disgust ''while he holds them at gunpoint'' reduces him to a sobbing wreck.
** Davros, after the Reality Bomb is disabled and the Dalek fleet is set to destroy itself near the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End", End"]], has one of the best breakdowns in the series.
---> '''Davros''': --->'''Davros:''' Never forget, Doctor, ''you'' did this! I name you, forever! YOU ARE THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS!!!
** Prisoner Zero from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "The Eleventh Hour" Hour"]] has a CreepyMonotone version when The Doctor realizes he can get Amy to lock it into it's true form.
---> '''Prisoner Zero''': --->'''Prisoner Zero:''' No! No!
** The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInversion "The Zygon Inversion Inversion"]] has rouge zygon, Bonnie Bonnie, the rebel Zygon leader, go through two of these. After she watches a message from the Osgood's Osgoods taunting her about lying about the location of the Osgood Box, she smashes the laptop with the message on it in anger. Then she screams after learning there are TWO Osgood boxes.
Boxes.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent" its Bent"]], it's clear that Rassilon, Lord President of the Time Lords, has let his ego and his pride go to his head. He's furious when his own men defect and refuse to execute the Doctor.
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