History YMMV / Bones

11th Feb '17 5:31:28 AM MagBas
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** The third season finale, with the revelation that [[spoiler: Zack Addy, the team's awkward lab rat, [[CharacterDerailment had assisted a serial cannibal]], with no warning whatsoever]]. According to the actor, the twist was basically decided at the last minute.

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** The third season finale, with the revelation that [[spoiler: Zack Addy, the team's awkward lab rat, [[CharacterDerailment had assisted a serial cannibal]], cannibal, with no warning whatsoever]]. According to the actor, the twist was basically decided at the last minute.
7th Feb '17 8:16:20 PM Upgrader
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** Christopher Pelant is a recurring [[HollywoodHacking genius hacker]] and a brutal SerialKiller. He first murdered his guidance counselor after forging a recommendation for him to go to Stanford. In his adult life he was under house arrest for hacking UsefulNotes/ThePentagon; though he found a loophole in their system, and retaliated against the government with a new killing spree. Always one step ahead of the Jeffersonian team, Pelant is not afraid of using brutal tactics against them, and proudly takes responsibility for his actions. Pelant would later [[FrameUp frame Brennan]] for the murder of a friend and pull strings to keep most of her friends from interfering. In a later appearance, he [[SadisticChoice forces Hodgins]] to forfeit all his money or else he'll [[WouldHurtAChild destroy a girls’ school]] in Afghanistan with a military drone. He also brainwashes a girl into shooting two FBI agents, and cripples and later kills FBI agent Flynn. When he [[VillainousCrush develops an intellectual infatuation with Brennan]], he coerces Booth into calling off their wedding, and not to tell her why, or else he'll continue to kill innocent people. When finally cornered in his hiding spot, Pelant takes to holding Brennan hostage in a last desperate attempt to win. Intellectual, [[ItsAllAboutMe egotistical]], controlling and vindictive, Pelant proves to be a dangerous enemy to the Jeffersonian team with his love for playing people like pawns, and killing those in his way.

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** Christopher Pelant is a recurring [[HollywoodHacking genius hacker]] and a brutal SerialKiller.SerialKiller, who often killed his victims in some of the most horrifying ways, only to use their bodies for his purposes. He first murdered his guidance counselor after forging a recommendation for him to go to Stanford. In his adult life he was under house arrest for hacking UsefulNotes/ThePentagon; though he found a loophole in their system, and retaliated against the government with a new killing spree. Always one step ahead of the Jeffersonian team, Pelant is not afraid of using brutal tactics against them, and proudly takes responsibility for his actions. Pelant would later [[FrameUp frame Brennan]] for the murder of a friend and pull strings to keep most of her friends from interfering. In a later appearance, he [[SadisticChoice forces Hodgins]] to forfeit all his money or else he'll [[WouldHurtAChild destroy a girls’ school]] in Afghanistan with a military drone. He also brainwashes a girl into shooting two FBI agents, and cripples and later kills FBI agent Flynn. When when he [[VillainousCrush develops an intellectual infatuation with Brennan]], he coerces Booth into calling off their wedding, and not to tell her why, or else he'll continue to kill innocent people. When finally cornered in his hiding spot, Pelant takes to holding Brennan hostage in a last desperate attempt to win. Intellectual, [[ItsAllAboutMe egotistical]], controlling and vindictive, Pelant proves to be a dangerous enemy to the Jeffersonian team with his love for playing people like pawns, and killing those in his way.



* MoralEventHorizon: Arguably, killing a random woman because she was in the way was this for Broadsky. Killing serial killers made him vaguely sympathetic, in a Max Keenan sort of way, but this seemed to cross the line. Of course, Caroline disagrees:

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* MoralEventHorizon: Arguably, killing MoralEventHorizon:
** Epps' various murders and sick games are bad enough, but you really see how twisted and evil he is in "The Man in the Cell"" when he [[spoiler: burns
a random woman fireman alive, saws his wife's head off while she's ALIVE, sends her heart to Angela, and booby-traps the decapitated head of his wife with a glass capsule containing a highly poisonous powder, which almost killed Cam.]]
** Killing innocent people just
because she was they're in the way was this for Broadsky. Killing serial killers criminals and crooks made him vaguely sympathetic, in a Max Keenan sort of way, but this seemed to cross the line. Of course, Caroline disagrees:has a different opinion:



** Epps' various murders and sick games are bad enough, but when he [[spoiler: saws his wife's head off while she's ALIVE, it's pretty clear how evil he is.]]
** Not to mention [[spoiler: sending her heart to Angela (after reading that she was called the "Heart of the Operations" by Hodgins) and booby trapping the head of his wife with a glass capsule containing a highly poisonous powder, which almost killed Cam.]]
2nd Feb '17 5:01:23 AM Arcana4th
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*** The SERBERUS soldier Pelant killed. Bones and Cam come to the conclusion that Pelant tortured him by continuosly stabbing him in the spine with needles until the extreme pain put too much stress in his heart, killing him.

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*** The SERBERUS soldier Pelant killed. Bones and Cam come to the conclusion that Pelant tortured him by continuosly continuously stabbing him in the spine with needles until the extreme pain put too much stress in his heart, killing him.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The writers initially seemed to be gearing up for another big ArcVillain with the Ghost Killer, with there being no consistent MO for the killings (unlike Broadsky or the Gravedigger), barely any clues on who the murderer could be (unlike Pelant, with whom the bigger problem was actually ''catching'' him), and no one but Brennan believing the serial killer even ''existed''. Then, in ''The Nail in the Coffin'', the writers instead took the route of TheKillerBecomesTheKilled, and used the Ghost Killer arc as a "bridge" to jump into the government conspiracy plotline that took up the S9 finale and the beginning of S10.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
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The writers initially seemed to be gearing up for another big ArcVillain with the Ghost Killer, with there being no consistent MO for the killings (unlike Broadsky or the Gravedigger), barely any clues on who the murderer could be (unlike Pelant, with whom the bigger problem was actually ''catching'' him), and no one but Brennan believing the serial killer even ''existed''. Then, in ''The Nail in the Coffin'', the writers instead took the route of TheKillerBecomesTheKilled, and used the Ghost Killer arc as a "bridge" to jump into the government conspiracy plotline that took up the S9 finale and the beginning of S10.S10.
** The plot of Hodgin's mentally ill brother, Jeffrey. It puts a heavy emotional and financial strain on Hodgins, specially in a moment where all their money was stolen by Pelant. The brother has an extreme psychological issue that makes him unable to live in society and their parents threw the boy in a institution, hiding his existence of Hodgins, but said brother is never brought up again after the episode he is introduced.
1st Feb '17 5:43:31 AM Rebu
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* AcceptableTargets: In general, the show is fond of making the victim a member of a particular group/subculture, then wildly misportraying/exaggerating said subculture, making the members of that subculture look like ammoral assholes, freaks, morons, etc. (Though generally, only the ridiculous, obsessive extremists are treated this way.)

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* AcceptableTargets: In general, the show is fond of making the victim a member of a particular group/subculture, subculture, then wildly misportraying/exaggerating exaggerating said subculture, making the members of that subculture look like ammoral assholes, freaks, morons, etc. (Though generally, only the ridiculous, obsessive extremists are treated this way.)
31st Jan '17 1:57:17 PM Upgrader
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** [[spoiler: Zack Addy. Early on in season 4 he reveals to Sweets that his killing of the lobbyist was only MetaphoricallyTrue, and he hadn't stabbed him. This makes Zack's only crime being an accessory to murder]].

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** [[spoiler: Zack Addy. Early on in season 4 he reveals to Sweets that his killing of the lobbyist was only MetaphoricallyTrue, and [[CharacterRerailment he hadn't stabbed him.actually committed the murder]]. This makes Zack's only crime being an accessory to murder]].



* SeasonalRot: While ''Bones'' arguably never got truly pronounced seasonal rot and managed to maintain consistent quality and preserve most of its integrity to the very end, many fans will acknowledge some slumps in the show's history:
** {{Flanderization}} took Bones from being somewhat socially inept and awkward to being barely-not-a-robot.

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* SeasonalRot: While ''Bones'' arguably never got truly pronounced seasonal rot and managed to maintain relatively consistent quality and preserve most of its integrity to the very end, many fans will acknowledge some slumps in the show's history:
** {{Flanderization}} took Bones from being somewhat a socially inept and awkward awkward, yet intelligent and strong woman, to being barely-not-a-robot.basically a clueless android who has no idea on how modern society works.[[note]]The final season episode "The Brain in the Bot" is a commentary of sorts on this: Brennan meets an intelligent robot that speaks pretty similar to her.[[/note]] It doesn't help that which characterization's used is DependingOnTheWriter.



* ShockingSwerve: Third season finale.
** Also, the Tenth Season Premiere, [[spoiler: with Sweets' death. While characters have died on the show before, Sweets had been a major character for 6-7 seasons, and had plotlines second only to Booth and Brennan, not to mention being killed off in a season premiere.]]

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* ShockingSwerve: Third ShockingSwerve:
** The third
season finale.
finale, with the revelation that [[spoiler: Zack Addy, the team's awkward lab rat, [[CharacterDerailment had assisted a serial cannibal]], with no warning whatsoever]]. According to the actor, the twist was basically decided at the last minute.
** Also, the Tenth Season Premiere, tenth season premiere, [[spoiler: with Sweets' death. While characters have died on the show before, Sweets had been a major character for 6-7 seasons, and had plotlines second only to Booth and Brennan, not to mention being killed off in a season premiere.]]]] Plus, the twist had been kept completely under wraps until the episode actually aired.
18th Jan '17 8:28:41 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Angela's dad. His revenge on Hodgins is to get him drunk, tattoo him with Angela's face on his arm, then leave him in the desert. The fact is, he could have done far worse things, though getting him drunk and leaving him out in the desert is not good, the tattoo... is he secretly an Angela/Hodgins ShipperOnDeck and thought the break up would be temporary?



* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Angela's dad. His revenge on Hodgins is to get him drunk, tattoo him with Angela's face on his arm, then leave him in the desert. The fact is, he could have done far worse things, though getting him drunk and leaving him out in the desert is not good, the tattoo... is he secretly an Angela/Hodgins ShipperOnDeck and thought the break up would be temporary?
17th Jan '17 5:41:47 PM Upgrader
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* AlternativeCharactInterpretation: Angela's dad. His revenge on Hodgins is to get him drunk, tattoo him with Angela's face on his arm, then leave him in the desert. The fact is, he could have done far worse things, though getting him drunk and leaving him out in the desert is not good, the tattoo... is he secretly an Angela/Hodgins ShipperOnDeck and thought the break up would be temporary?

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* AlternativeCharactInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Angela's dad. His revenge on Hodgins is to get him drunk, tattoo him with Angela's face on his arm, then leave him in the desert. The fact is, he could have done far worse things, though getting him drunk and leaving him out in the desert is not good, the tattoo... is he secretly an Angela/Hodgins ShipperOnDeck and thought the break up would be temporary?



* SeasonalRot: While ''Bones'' arguably never got truly pronounced seasonal rot and managed to preserve most of its integrity to the very end, many fans will acknowledge some slumps in the show's history:

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* SeasonalRot: While ''Bones'' arguably never got truly pronounced seasonal rot and managed to maintain consistent quality and preserve most of its integrity to the very end, many fans will acknowledge some slumps in the show's history:



** The end of Season 6 and beginning of Season 7 to some fans, for skipping past the Bones/Booth RelationshipUpgrade. After years of WillTheyOrWontThey, they become a couple off-screen during the TimeSkip, because... [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter baby]].

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** The end of Season 6 and For some people, the beginning of Season 7 to some fans, is this for skipping past the Bones/Booth RelationshipUpgrade. After years of WillTheyOrWontThey, they become a couple off-screen during the TimeSkip, because... [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter baby]].
16th Jan '17 3:26:15 PM td1989
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* AlternativeCharactInterpretation: Angela's dad. His revenge on Hodgins is to get him drunk, tattoo him with Angela's face on his arm, then leave him in the desert. The fact is, he could have done far worse things, though getting him drunk and leaving him out in the desert is not good, the tattoo... is he secretly an Angela/Hodgins ShipperOnDeck and thought the break up would be temporary?
14th Jan '17 6:56:59 PM Upgrader
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: In "The Brain in the Bot", an anti-robot activist tells Aubrey that people who claim to be a positive force in the world like the VictimOfTheWeek are actually only in it for the money, and says that the episode's victim was likely selling his A.I. meant to help autistic children to make robotic weapons instead. Later on, Booth and Aubrey find out that the victim ''was'' selling his A.I., though only to make "living sex dolls", not weapons. Turns out the guy wasn't so wrong on his former point...
12th Jan '17 5:32:20 PM MagBas
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Pelant. Either he's one of the best and most dangerous {{Big Bad}}s ever on the show, or he's a VillainSue who got way too much screentime and was treated as a nigh-omniscient force. There's plenty of room for both sides to make an argument.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Pelant. Either he's one of the best and most dangerous {{Big Bad}}s ever on the show, or he's a VillainSue who he got way too much screentime and was treated as a nigh-omniscient force. There's plenty of room for both sides to make an argument.
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