History YMMV / Dexter

20th Nov '16 5:47:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaptainObviousReveal: During Season 6, many viewers guessed that [[spoiler:Professor Gellar was DeadAllAlong]] almost immediately.

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* CaptainObviousReveal: During Season 6, many viewers guessed that [[spoiler:Professor Gellar was DeadAllAlong]] almost immediately. They were simply too obvious with [[spoiler:nobody but Travis ever seen talking to him]] but still treated it like a shocking turn of events when the "reveal" came.
10th Nov '16 10:53:25 AM Morgenthaler
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** James Doakes. Despite being a complete JerkAss and having the foulest mouth in the series, he has a large amount of fans and is fondly remembered as one of the high points of the first two seasons. That and he's a complete and undeniable BadAss who held his ground well as one of the two primary antagonists of Season 2, and had a [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome]]. After all, he's also the originator of the meme "Surprise, mothafucka!" He was so popular that he was brought back for the Season 7 finale via newly filmed flashbacks.

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** James Doakes. Despite being a complete JerkAss and having the foulest mouth in the series, he has a large amount of fans and is fondly remembered as one of the high points of the first two seasons. That and he's a complete and undeniable BadAss badass who held his ground well as one of the two primary antagonists of Season 2, and had a [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome]]. After all, he's also the originator of the meme "Surprise, mothafucka!" He was so popular that he was brought back for the Season 7 finale via newly filmed flashbacks.
7th Sep '16 2:19:32 AM ACW
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** George Washington King (born Jorge Orozco), aka [[FlayedAlive The Skinner]], from season 3, was known as "The Blade" while a TortureTechnician in Nicagagua. While in pursuit of a drug dealer who owes him money, he finds anyone who might have information about said drug dealer's whereabouts and questions them while cutting off their skin. [[WouldHurtAChild One of his victims was an innocent boy]] confirmed to have died from the skinning process. When Dexter confronts the Skinner, he confirms that, despite the reasons the Skinner makes up for performing his grisly crimes (which are by no means a justification anyway), his only real reason is simply [[ForTheEvulz because he likes it]].

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** George Washington King (born Jorge Orozco), aka [[FlayedAlive The Skinner]], from season 3, was known as "The Blade" while a TortureTechnician in Nicagagua.Nicaragua. While in pursuit of a drug dealer who owes him money, he finds anyone who might have information about said drug dealer's whereabouts and questions them while cutting off their skin. [[WouldHurtAChild One of his victims was an innocent boy]] confirmed to have died from the skinning process. When Dexter confronts the Skinner, he confirms that, despite the reasons the Skinner makes up for performing his grisly crimes (which are by no means a justification anyway), his only real reason is simply [[ForTheEvulz because he likes it]].
5th Sep '16 11:05:38 AM 43110
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** Season 5's Big Bad, [[ManipulativeBastard Jordan Chase]] (born Eugene Greer), directs a group of men to capture women to torture and rape for months before disposing of them in barrels. All the while, Jordan looks on, occasionally holding his watch to the women's ears and whispering, "Tick tick tick. That's the sound of your life running out." Watching the video footage they took of what they did to the women was enough to make [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Debra]] root for the people who were tracking them down and killing them (despite it being her job to catch the killers); Dexter himself admits that they sicken him. The tapes themselves, which the viewers listen to, are pure horror. When Dexter and Lumen (the last victim who managed to get away) finally have Jordan at their mercy, he taunts Lumen about what he did to her, mocking her for being so "pathetic" and "helpless".

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** Season 5's Big Bad, BigBad, [[ManipulativeBastard Jordan Chase]] (born Eugene Greer), directs a group of men to capture women to torture and rape for months before disposing of them in barrels. All the while, Jordan looks on, occasionally holding his watch to the women's ears and whispering, "Tick tick tick. That's the sound of your life running out." Watching the video footage they took of what they did to the women was enough to make [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Debra]] root for the people who were tracking them down and killing them (despite it being her job to catch the killers); Dexter himself admits that they sicken him. The tapes themselves, which the viewers listen to, are pure horror. When Dexter and Lumen (the last victim who managed to get away) finally have Jordan at their mercy, he taunts Lumen about what he did to her, mocking her for being so "pathetic" and "helpless".
5th Sep '16 3:33:32 AM ACW
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** George Washington King (born Jorge Orozco), aka the Skinner, from season 3, was known as "The Blade" while a TortureTechnician in Nicagagua. While in pursuit of a drug dealer who owes him money, he finds anyone who might have information about said drug dealer's whereabouts and questions them while cutting off their skin. [[WouldHurtAChild One of his victims was an innocent boy]] confirmed to have died from the skinning process. When Dexter confronts the Skinner, he confirms that, despite the reasons the Skinner makes up for performing his grisly crimes (which are by no means a justification anyway), his only real reason is simply [[ForTheEvulz because he likes it]].

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** George Washington King (born Jorge Orozco), aka the Skinner, [[FlayedAlive The Skinner]], from season 3, was known as "The Blade" while a TortureTechnician in Nicagagua. While in pursuit of a drug dealer who owes him money, he finds anyone who might have information about said drug dealer's whereabouts and questions them while cutting off their skin. [[WouldHurtAChild One of his victims was an innocent boy]] confirmed to have died from the skinning process. When Dexter confronts the Skinner, he confirms that, despite the reasons the Skinner makes up for performing his grisly crimes (which are by no means a justification anyway), his only real reason is simply [[ForTheEvulz because he likes it]].
31st Aug '16 6:40:51 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Season 6 is largely considered even worse, due to poor pacing, severe character derailment, and a badly handled plot twist.

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** Season 6 is largely considered even worse, due to poor pacing, severe character derailment, and a badly handled plot twist.twist many viewers saw coming from miles away.
19th Aug '16 8:51:29 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* CatharsisFactor: Zig-zagged. While it's initially very satisfying to watch Dexter kill people who would have otherwise been [[KarmaHoudini Karma Houdinis]], it becomes increasingly frustrating when he kills people who Miami Metro are closing in on, because this has a negative impact on the rest of the main cast.
12th Aug '16 12:16:05 PM JackthaRippa
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** Before he became an actor, David Zayas was an NYPD officer for over fifteen years.
13th Jul '16 7:39:38 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Half of the fanbase can't stand Lumen, believing she's a flat ReplacementGoldfish who is annoying and whiny. They view her as constantly shouting about getting revenge on her rapists, and for doing things without thinking. On the other hand, the other half love her and find her to be an ideal woman for Dexter that relates to him in so many ways, is a great match for his personality, and actually understands him and accepts him in a way that Rita definitely would not have.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Half of the fanbase can't stand Lumen, believing she's a flat ReplacementGoldfish who is annoying and whiny. They view her as constantly shouting about getting revenge on her rapists, and for doing things without thinking. On the other hand, the other half love her and find her to be an ideal woman for Dexter that relates to him in so many ways, is a great match for his personality, and actually understands him and accepts him in a way that Rita definitely would not have.
30th Jun '16 12:19:47 PM Nyame
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** Despite a promising start, Season 8 pretty much killed the goodwill Season 7 built up, thanks to its unfocused RandomEventsPlot, a multitude of B-plots that fans cared little about, the return of Season 7's [[TheScrappy scrappy love interest]], and an overall lack of urgency or finality. The fact that it also aired alongside ''Series/BreakingBad'''s universally beloved final season only made all of the aforementioned flaws and others that much more glaring by comparison.

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** Despite a promising start, Season 8 pretty much killed the goodwill Season 7 built up, thanks to its unfocused RandomEventsPlot, a multitude of B-plots that fans cared little about, the return of Season 7's [[TheScrappy scrappy love interest]], and an overall lack of urgency or finality. The fact that it also aired alongside ''Series/BreakingBad'''s universally beloved final season only made all of the aforementioned flaws and others that much more glaring by comparison. To the point that the ''Dexter'' [[Website/{{Reddit}} subreddit]] posted a ''Breaking Bad'' discussion thread post alongside the season finale discussion thread. It subsequently became popular than the finale thread and had a domino effect of converting /r/Dexter into a ''Breaking Bad'' subreddit. That post is still, to this day, the second-highest upvoted post on /r/Dexter.
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