History YMMV / DarkShadows

30th Jun '16 11:06:52 PM axle-k89
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** David. His mother was killed by Angelique before we meet him, and his father barely cares about him any more. [[spoiler:His father then leaves to satisfy his own greed without even saying goodbye to him]], and is then almost hit seconds later by a falling disco ball. Does this kid need a hug or what?
** Barnabas, possibly with a bit of IronWoobie in there. His parents were killed by Angelique after he rejected her advances, and after that, well, things went downhill fast after that. His beloved Josette was bewitched into falling to her death off Widow's Hill, then turned into a vampire and [[Buried Alive locked in a coffin]] [[NoExceptYes for 200 (er, no, 196) years]]. Worst of all, when he finally is freed from the coffin, he has to see a world that has drastically changed since he last saw it, and how his descendants have suffered all because of Angelique's KickTheDog moments towards them over the years.

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** David. His mother was killed at sea by Angelique before we meet him, him (he was only five years old at the time), and his father barely cares about him any more.more. Carolyn also belittles him somewhat due to how David thinks he can still communicate with his dead mother. [[spoiler:His father then leaves to satisfy his own greed without even saying goodbye to him]], and is then almost hit seconds later by a falling disco ball. Does this kid need a hug or what?
Poor kid...
** Barnabas, possibly with a bit of IronWoobie in there. His parents were killed by Angelique after he rejected her advances, and after that, well, things went downhill fast after that. His beloved Josette was bewitched into falling to her death off Widow's Hill, then turned into a vampire and [[Buried Alive [[BuriedAlive locked in a coffin]] [[NoExceptYes for 200 (er, no, 196) years]]. Worst of all, when he finally is freed from the coffin, he has to see a world that has drastically changed since he last saw it, and how his descendants have suffered all because of Angelique's KickTheDog moments towards them over the years.
30th Jun '16 11:04:25 PM axle-k89
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** David. His mother was killed by Angelique before we meet him, and his father barely cares about him any more. [[spoiler:His father then leaves to satisfy his own greed without even sating goodbye to him, and is then almost hit seconds later by a falling disco ball. Does this kid need a hug or what?

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** David. His mother was killed by Angelique before we meet him, and his father barely cares about him any more. [[spoiler:His father then leaves to satisfy his own greed without even sating saying goodbye to him, him]], and is then almost hit seconds later by a falling disco ball. Does this kid need a hug or what?
30th Jun '16 11:03:50 PM axle-k89
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* JerkassWoobie: As evil and manipulative as she might have been, it can still be hard not to feel a bitof sympathy for Angelique, ghiven that all she wanted was Barnabas's love.


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** David. His mother was killed by Angelique before we meet him, and his father barely cares about him any more. [[spoiler:His father then leaves to satisfy his own greed without even sating goodbye to him, and is then almost hit seconds later by a falling disco ball. Does this kid need a hug or what?
** Barnabas, possibly with a bit of IronWoobie in there. His parents were killed by Angelique after he rejected her advances, and after that, well, things went downhill fast after that. His beloved Josette was bewitched into falling to her death off Widow's Hill, then turned into a vampire and [[Buried Alive locked in a coffin]] [[NoExceptYes for 200 (er, no, 196) years]]. Worst of all, when he finally is freed from the coffin, he has to see a world that has drastically changed since he last saw it, and how his descendants have suffered all because of Angelique's KickTheDog moments towards them over the years.
** Given how Angelique has been doling out numerous KickTheDog moments to the Collins family thanks to Barnabas rejecting her love, and they've done absolutely nothing to deserve it (they're just the descendants of the man she couldn't have), they count as well.
21st Jun '16 9:55:48 AM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: Have fun finding someone, critic or audience member alike, who found Barnabas' massacre of the friendly hippies to be in good taste.
21st Jun '16 9:42:48 AM I_love_dragons
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Angelique may be an evil bitch but Barnabas, although he's comedic and trying to help his family, is a murderer several times over

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Angelique may be an evil bitch but Barnabas, although he's comedic and trying to help his family, is a murderer several times overover.
27th May '16 9:07:31 AM IndyRevolution
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* DudeNotFunny: Have fun finding someone, critic or audience member alike, who found Barnabas' massacre of the friendly hippies to be in good taste.


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** That's because it's a parody of the soap opera twists of the original.
12th Apr '16 6:38:26 AM GothicProphet
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23rd Feb '16 5:18:25 PM twilicorn
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Would have been an outright BoxOfficeBomb if not for overseas grosses. (Its domestic gross was $79 million while its worldwide take was well over $200 million.)
26th Jan '16 4:26:09 PM DrakeClawfang
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: "I'm a werewolf, okay? Let's not make a big deal out of it."
26th Jan '16 2:55:18 PM fgenzo159
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: "I'm a werewolf, okay? Let's not make a big deal out of it."
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