History YMMV / Bones

25th Jun '17 11:57:15 AM GoblinCipher
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* The description of Wicca in "The Witch in the Wardrobe" is constructed from one part horror movies and five parts horse-hockey. There are shelves of books on Wicca in any bookstore, but apparently it was just ''easier'' to portray a real-life religion as a bunch of loony Goths.

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* ** The description of Wicca in "The Witch in the Wardrobe" is constructed from one part horror movies and five parts horse-hockey. There are shelves of books on Wicca in any bookstore, but apparently it was just ''easier'' to portray a real-life religion as a bunch of loony Goths.
25th Jun '17 11:56:53 AM GoblinCipher
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* The description of Wicca in "The Witch in the Wardrobe" is constructed from one part horror movies and five parts horse-hockey. There are shelves of books on Wicca in any bookstore, but apparently it was just ''easier'' to portray a real-life religion as a bunch of loony Goths.
23rd Jun '17 11:36:19 PM shoboni
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Congressmen and lobbyists.

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Congressmen **Congressmen and lobbyists.
23rd Jun '17 11:36:02 PM shoboni
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* AcceptableTargets: In general, the show is fond of making the victim a member of a particular subculture, then wildly exaggerating said subculture, making the members of that subculture look like ammoral assholes, freaks, morons, etc.
** Congressmen and lobbyists.

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* AcceptableTargets: In general, the The show is fond of making the victim better at avoiding this than most crime dramas, but still has a member of a particular subculture, then wildly exaggerating said subculture, making the members of that subculture look like ammoral assholes, freaks, morons, etc.
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Congressmen and lobbyists.
26th May '17 11:20:00 PM shoboni
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** See Narm for more on this. The Norwegian in the episode ''[[Recap/BonesS4E21MayhemOnACross Mayhem on a Cross]]'' is clearly not written by someone who knows the language very well, and is seemingly more English put into Google Translate. There are more than enough Norwegians in the business, or you know ONLINE, they could've asked for help. Even the Norwegian actor in the scene! The Norwegian police acts nothing like their real-life counterparts either. So in the end it's just kinda the glorification some republicans wants to return to when rights for someone else than themselves is mentioned. Well, it's FOX so...

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** See Narm for more on this. The Norwegian in the episode ''[[Recap/BonesS4E21MayhemOnACross Mayhem on a Cross]]'' is clearly not written by someone who knows the language very well, and is seemingly more English put into Google Translate. There are more than enough Norwegians in the business, or you know ONLINE, they could've asked for help. Even the Norwegian actor in the scene! The Norwegian police acts nothing like their real-life counterparts either. So in the end it's just kinda the glorification some republicans wants to return to when rights for someone else than themselves is mentioned. Well, it's FOX so...
29th Mar '17 6:43:47 PM Upgrader
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* CriticProof: This show was, in the words of the crew, FOX's "little show that could". Many critics and reviewers brushed it off as yet another procedural (completely ignoring that it's more character-centric than others), FOX themselves walked a thin line between "taking it from granted" and "forgot it existed", also going on to move it all over the schedule. ...And yet, despite never really getting much recognition, the show found an extremely loyal audience that helped it survive for 246 episodes over 12 seasons.
13th Mar '17 9:17:49 PM Upgrader
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** Hodgins's conspiracy theorizing and other characters making fun of him for it are both a lot less funny after [[spoiler: Zack believing Hodgins was part of the reason he was persuaded by Gormogon]], and [[spoiler: the team ran into an actual government conspiracy in Season 9 that landed Booth in prison and killed Sweets]].



** [[spoiler: "The Bones on the Blue Line" had Sweets suffer PTSD from someone dying right in front of him, being faced with his own mortality. About five seasons later, he's killed in the season 10 premiere.]] Really, ''anything'' involving [[spoiler: Sweets]] could count as HarsherInHindsight now, from his relationship with [[spoiler: Daisy]], to Bones and Booth insulting him, and treating him like he's worthless, etc.

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** [[spoiler: "The Bones on the Blue Line" had Sweets suffer PTSD from someone dying right in front of him, being faced with his own mortality. About five seasons later, he's killed in the season 10 premiere.]] Really, ''anything'' involving [[spoiler: Sweets]] could count as HarsherInHindsight this now, from his relationship with [[spoiler: Daisy]], to Bones and Booth insulting him, and treating him like he's worthless, etc.etc.
** Like the above example, pretty much anything with [[spoiler: Max]] is harder to watch now that he's gone. In particular, there is one episode where Brennan [[spoiler:pretty much kicks Max out of the family for not picking up her calls because he lost his phone while taking care of baby Christine]].
2nd Mar '17 11:00:02 AM ACW
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** The Gravedigger, aka [[spoiler:[[KillerCop Heather Taffet]]]], is a dark cross between a SerialKiller and a [[TheKidnapper serial kidnapper]]. Their modus operandi is to sneak up on victims, knock them out with a custom-made stun gun, and bury them in a hidden container with 24 hours of air; either the ransom is paid, or the victims die. The Gravedigger's introduced by doing this on Dr. Brennan - not because Brennan is a threat, but just because. The Gravedigger also traps Dr. Hodgins at the same time (cutting the available air to around 12 hours) just because he witnessed the kidnapping. When reappearing, The Gravedigger then tries to similarly bury Booth alive to destroy evidence, plus tries to kill Brennan and Booth again. The Gravedigger also kills a private investigator with her stun gun because The Gravedigger thinks that there's a chance that he might find The Gravedigger in the future. Several of the other victims are also sought, with the cruel circumstances behind them all played up. In the end, The Gravedigger admits to [[ForTheEvulz just enjoying killing people]] and the effects that BuriedAlive has on victims; the ransom money was immaterial.

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** The Gravedigger, aka [[spoiler:[[KillerCop Heather Taffet]]]], is a dark cross between a SerialKiller and a [[TheKidnapper serial kidnapper]].kidnapper. Their modus operandi is to sneak up on victims, knock them out with a custom-made stun gun, and bury them in a hidden container with 24 hours of air; either the ransom is paid, or the victims die. The Gravedigger's introduced by doing this on Dr. Brennan - not because Brennan is a threat, but just because. The Gravedigger also traps Dr. Hodgins at the same time (cutting the available air to around 12 hours) just because he witnessed the kidnapping. When reappearing, The Gravedigger then tries to similarly bury Booth alive to destroy evidence, plus tries to kill Brennan and Booth again. The Gravedigger also kills a private investigator with her stun gun because The Gravedigger thinks that there's a chance that he might find The Gravedigger in the future. Several of the other victims are also sought, with the cruel circumstances behind them all played up. In the end, The Gravedigger admits to [[ForTheEvulz just enjoying killing people]] and the effects that BuriedAlive has on victims; the ransom money was immaterial.
27th Feb '17 3:43:58 PM Anddrix
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* BrokenBase: For some fans, the PoorlyDisguisedPilot ''The Finder'' in Season 6 and the ''Sleepy Hollow'' crossover in Season 11 can feel ''very'' off in tone compared to the rest of the show. The former because it barely feels like a ''Bones'' episode, and the latter because of the reasons mentioned in HilariousInHindsight and FanonDiscontinuity.
25th Feb '17 12:22:16 PM ACW
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** The Gravedigger, aka [[spoiler: [[KillerCop Heather Taffet]]]], is a dark cross between a {{serial killer}} and a serial kidnapper. The modus operandi is to sneak up on victims, knock them out with a custom-made stun gun, and bury them in an untraceable hidden container with 24 hours of air; either the ransom is paid, or the victims die. The Gravedigger's introduced by doing this on Dr. Brennan - not because Brennan is a threat, but just because. The Gravedigger also traps Dr. Hodgins at the same time (cutting the available air to around 12 hours) just because he witnessed the kidnapping. The Gravedigger later reappears and traps Booth aboard a ship set for destruction in exchange for vital evidence from the previous incident. The Gravedigger also kills a private investigator with repeated stun gun shocks because [[spoiler:she]] thinks that there's a chance that he might find out [[spoiler:her]] true identity in the future. Several of the other victims are also sought, with the cruel circumstances behind them all played up. Ultimately, The Gravedigger was a formidable opponent to the Jeffersonian team, continously battling and outsmarting them, both before ''and'' after an arrest was made.
** Christopher Pelant is a recurring [[HollywoodHacking genius hacker]] and a brutal 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 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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** The Gravedigger, aka [[spoiler: [[KillerCop [[spoiler:[[KillerCop Heather Taffet]]]], is a dark cross between a {{serial killer}} SerialKiller and a [[TheKidnapper serial kidnapper. The kidnapper]]. Their modus operandi is to sneak up on victims, knock them out with a custom-made stun gun, and bury them in an untraceable a hidden container with 24 hours of air; either the ransom is paid, or the victims die. The Gravedigger's introduced by doing this on Dr. Brennan - not because Brennan is a threat, but just because. The Gravedigger also traps Dr. Hodgins at the same time (cutting the available air to around 12 hours) just because he witnessed the kidnapping. When reappearing, The Gravedigger later reappears and traps then tries to similarly bury Booth aboard a ship set for destruction in exchange for vital evidence from the previous incident. alive to destroy evidence, plus tries to kill Brennan and Booth again. The Gravedigger also kills a private investigator with repeated her stun gun shocks because [[spoiler:she]] The Gravedigger thinks that there's a chance that he might find out [[spoiler:her]] true identity The Gravedigger in the future. Several of the other victims are also sought, with the cruel circumstances behind them all played up. Ultimately, In the end, The Gravedigger admits to [[ForTheEvulz just enjoying killing people]] and the effects that BuriedAlive has on victims; the ransom money was a formidable opponent to the Jeffersonian team, continously battling and outsmarting them, both before ''and'' after an arrest was made.
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** Christopher Pelant Pelant, from seasons 7 to 9, is a recurring [[HollywoodHacking genius hacker]] and a brutal SerialKiller, who often killed his victims in some of the most horrifying ways, only to use their bodies for his purposes. He SerialKiller. His first murdered murders 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, later escapes and retaliated retaliates 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 pulls 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]] girls’school]] in Afghanistan with a military drone. He also cripples and later kills FBI agent Flynn, and brainwashes a girl into shooting two killing three FBI agents, and when agents. When he [[VillainousCrush [[StalkerWithACrush 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 at gunpoint 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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