History YMMV / IZombie

5th Jul '17 10:14:31 PM 43110
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* CompleteMonster: [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Vaughn Du Clark]], the BigBad of season 2, was indirectly responsible for the zombie outbreak in the series. When word got out that his drink, Max Rager, had deadly side effects, he covered this up. When he found out about the zombies, he ordered Major to hunt down and kill all known zombies to keep quiet, and threatened to kill Liv if he didn't comply. He tracks down people that give negative feedback on his product, no matter how obscure the review is, Vaughn videotapes himself killing them. At first, it seems that that Vaughn's daughter, Rita, is his MoralityPet, but when a zombie in his custody broke free, he [[spoiler:[[DirtyCoward left Rita for dead]], only for her to become a zombie too]]. As a result, he has her detained for the rest of the season. During the season finale, Vaughn finds out that Major was only hiding the zombies he ordered dead, but was using them as guinea pigs for a potential cure. All of the cure prototypes fail and cause the subjects to become feral. Liv, Major, and [[spoiler:Clive]] manage to infiltrate his secret lab, so he tries unleashing the feral zombies on them. When that fails, he decides to unleash a poisonous gas on them, the remaining sapient zombies, and even [[spoiler:Rita, after claiming to be remorseful for letting her get zombified]]. When Rita tearfully asks if he ever even cared about her, he yells at her for 'making it about her' as he was more concerned with what this would do for his plans to make money rather than the life of his daughter. Unlike Blaine, who got a FreudianExcuse in the form of his abusive childhood and [[spoiler:a couple of PetTheDog moments prior to losing his memory]], Vaughn has ''no'' visible excuse for his actions beyond greed, and [[spoiler:dies a karmic death without any sign of remorse.]]

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* CompleteMonster: [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Vaughn Du Clark]], the BigBad of season 2, was indirectly responsible for the zombie outbreak in the series. When word got out that his drink, Max Rager, had deadly side effects, he covered this up. When he found out about the zombies, he ordered Major to hunt down and kill all known zombies to keep quiet, and threatened to kill Liv if he didn't comply. He tracks down people that give negative feedback on his product, no matter how obscure the review is, Vaughn videotapes himself killing them. At first, it seems that that Vaughn's daughter, Rita, is his MoralityPet, but when a zombie in his custody broke free, he [[spoiler:[[DirtyCoward left Rita for dead]], only for her to become a zombie too]]. As a result, he has her detained for the rest of the season. During the season finale, Vaughn finds out that Major was only hiding the zombies he ordered dead, but was using them as guinea pigs for a potential cure. All of the cure prototypes fail and cause the subjects to become feral. Liv, Major, and [[spoiler:Clive]] manage to infiltrate his secret lab, so he tries unleashing the feral zombies on them. When that fails, he decides to unleash a poisonous gas on them, the remaining sapient zombies, and even [[spoiler:Rita, after claiming to be remorseful for letting her get zombified]]. When Rita tearfully asks if he ever even cared about her, he yells at her for 'making it about her' as he was more concerned with what this would do for his plans to make money rather than the life of his daughter. Unlike Blaine, who got a FreudianExcuse in the form of his abusive childhood and [[spoiler:a couple of PetTheDog moments prior to losing his memory]], Vaughn has ''no'' visible excuse for his actions beyond greed, and [[spoiler:dies a karmic death without any sign of remorse.]]
3rd Jul '17 7:26:30 PM Arcana4th
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* AbortedArc: Two notable ones from season premiers are set up but then dropped:
** In season 2 Liv expresses the intention of rebuilding her relationship with her brother and mom after she refused to donate blood to save Evan. This never happens as instead, she spends all her focus rebuilding her relationship with Major.
** When Vivian explains how she became a zombie to Liv, she strongly indicates that Blaine had zombified her husband, then killed him when he stopped paying for brains, expressing the intention of finding him one day and killing him. Unfortunately [[spoiler:Vivian is killed before she can meet Blaine, and when Chase meets him, nothing is mentioned of the fact Blaine may-or-may-not have killed his brother.]]
30th Jun '17 11:38:32 PM ablackraptor
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* AbortedArc: So many, especially in season 3. Who killed the dungeon master / hacker? How did Natalie deal with her violent, controlling lover? Who stole the cures from Ravi? Who shot Baracus? None of these questions were answered.

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* AbortedArc: So many, especially in Two notable ones from season 3. Who killed premiers are set up but then dropped:
** In season 2 Liv expresses
the dungeon master / hacker? How did Natalie deal intention of rebuilding her relationship with her violent, controlling lover? Who stole brother and mom after she refused to donate blood to save Evan. This never happens as instead, she spends all her focus rebuilding her relationship with Major.
** When Vivian explains how she became a zombie to Liv, she strongly indicates that Blaine had zombified her husband, then killed him when he stopped paying for brains, expressing
the cures from Ravi? Who shot Baracus? None intention of these questions were answered.finding him one day and killing him. Unfortunately [[spoiler:Vivian is killed before she can meet Blaine, and when Chase meets him, nothing is mentioned of the fact Blaine may-or-may-not have killed his brother.]]



** The zombie cure. Ravi spends a lot of time working on attempts to cure the zombie virus in order to give Liv her humanity back, however thanks to various blocks put in place he's unable to move forward in a manner that would give her a cure. First there's side effects, then there's the limited supply of Tainted Utopium to use to make the cure, and when they actually ''do'' make a successful cure, its stolen and the season ends without them finding out who. While the plot will likely be resolved soon, and for the sake of the show Liv ''can't'' be cured, its a little tiring how many loops they have to jump into.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Lowell gained quite a lot of popularity despite being only a RomanticFalseLead, even after his death. His actually rather sweet relationship with Liv and their mutual condition helped make them a FanPreferredCouple.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Lowell gained quite a lot of popularity despite being only a RomanticFalseLead, even after his death. His actually rather sweet relationship with Liv and their mutual condition helped make them a FanPreferredCouple. It was notable that when Liv in Season 3 is hallucinating Drake, her dead ex-boyfriend from Season 2, many fans questioned why Lowell didn't appear too, given his similar fate.
** Likewise, Drake and Justin are also quite popular, thanks to having great chemistry with Liv while they were dating, as well as the latter's close friendship with Major.



* {{HSQ}}: Holy shit, the season 3 finale, WhamEpisode doesn't even begin to describe it. [[spoiler:Carey Gold turns out to not only have murdered Katty when she found Tatum and Patrice eating brains, she also was the one behind the release of the Influenza A virus as part of a Plan B of Fillmore Graves to cause a zombie doomsday that will create more zombies to their side by poisoning the Inluenza A vaccine with blood of the Fillmore Graves' zombies. She gets killed by Chase who finds out about her betrayal, which included the deaths of Wally's family for opposing her and killing Vivian to push Chase into abbandoning the idea of Zombie Island. Her plan is partially succesful by turning a part of the population into zombies, including Johnny Frost and the recently informed about zombies, Agent Dale Bozzio. To stop the people from taking vacines, Liv makes Johnny Frost reveal in television about the existence of zombies as well as several cares about it while Chase appears to warn everybody about the fact that Fillmore Graves will be attempting to help out the large population of recently turned zombies, which also causes Blaine and Don E.'s bar to take off. There's also the fact that the large populations is now persecuted by a also increasing population of anti-zombies who openly attack them when they are trying to get rations from Fillmore Graves. Also, Liv and Justin break up over her cheating on him and Ravi believes to have developed a zombie vacine, but uses himself as a guinea pig and the episode ends with Liv, for better or worse, scratching him to test it]].

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* {{HSQ}}: Holy shit, the season 3 finale, WhamEpisode doesn't even begin to describe it. [[spoiler:Carey Gold turns out to not only have murdered Katty when she found Tatum and Patrice eating brains, she also was the one behind the release of the Influenza A virus as part of a Plan B of Fillmore Graves to cause a zombie doomsday that will create more zombies to their side by poisoning the Inluenza A vaccine with blood of the Fillmore Graves' zombies. She gets killed by Chase who finds out about her betrayal, which included the deaths of Wally's family for opposing her and killing Vivian to push Chase into abbandoning abandoning the idea of Zombie Island. Her plan is partially succesful by turning a part of the population into zombies, including Johnny Frost and the recently informed about zombies, Agent Dale Bozzio. To stop the people from taking vacines, Liv makes Johnny Frost reveal in television about the existence of zombies as well as several cares about it while Chase appears to warn everybody about the fact that Fillmore Graves will be attempting to help out the large population of recently turned zombies, which also causes Blaine and Don E.'s bar to take off. There's also the fact that the large populations is now persecuted by a also increasing population of anti-zombies who openly attack them when they are trying to get rations from Fillmore Graves. Also, Liv and Justin break up over her cheating on him and Ravi believes to have developed a zombie vacine, but uses himself as a guinea pig and the episode ends with Liv, for better or worse, scratching him to test it]].
30th Jun '17 6:45:43 AM TheAndyman14
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* UncannyValley: Surprisingly inverted and invoked with a few viewers and reviewers whenever Liv disguises herself with [[http://cdn1us.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeekus/files/styles/main_wide/public/2017/06/izombie-season-3-episode-12-review-looking-for-mr-good-brain-part-1.jpg?itok=Ry7kn_dx more human features]]. However, that ''is'' normally how Rose McIver looks like.
30th Jun '17 6:03:26 AM TheAndyman14
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*** And then came season 3, which started off promisingly with him joining Fillmore Graves' army and fitting in quite well. He then turns human using Ravi's third cure, which wipes his memories [[spoiler: albeit temporarily]]. He then falls in love with a girl who is bragging about her adventures with the Chaos Killer. This outs him as human to Chase, resulting in him being kicked out of Fillmore Graves. Luckily he reunites with the zombie call girl Natalie (now human again), only for him to lose her and many of his colleagues in a suicide bomb attack at his going away party. DrivenToDespair, he convinces Chase to turn him back into a zombie to rejoin FG.

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*** And then came season 3, which started off promisingly with him joining Fillmore Graves' army and fitting in quite well. He then turns human using Ravi's third cure, which wipes his memories [[spoiler: albeit temporarily]]. He then falls in love with a girl who is bragging about her adventures with the Chaos Killer. This outs him as human to Chase, resulting in him being kicked out of Fillmore Graves. Luckily he reunites with the zombie call girl Natalie (now human again), only for him to lose her and many of his colleagues in a suicide bomb attack at his going away party. DrivenToDespair, Reaching his DespairEventHorizon again, he convinces Chase to turn him back into a zombie to rejoin and rejoins FG.
30th Jun '17 6:02:42 AM TheAndyman14
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* {{HSQ}}: Holy shit, the season 3 finale, WhamEpisode doesn't even begin to describe it. [[spoiler:Carey Gold turns out to not only have murdered Katty when she found Tatum and Patrice eating brains, she also was the one behind the release of the Influenza A virus as part of a Plan B of Fillmore Graves to cause a zombie doomsday that will create more zombies to their side by poisoning the Inluenza A vaccine with blood of the Fillmore Graves' zombies. She gets killed by Chase who finds out about her betrayal, which included the deaths of Wally's family for opposing her and killing Vivian to push Chase into abbandoning the idea of Zombie Island. Her plan is partially succesful by turning a part of the population into zombies, including Jonhy Frost and the recently informed about zombies, Agent Del Bazzio. To stop the people from taking vacines, Liv makes Jonhy Frost reveal in television about the existence of zombies as well as several cares about it while Chase appears to warn everybody about the fact that Fillmore Graves will be attempting to help out the large population of recently turned zombies, which also causes Blaine and Don E.'s bar to take off. There's also the fact that the large populations is now persecuted by a also increasing population of anti-zombies who openly attack them when they are trying to get rations from Fillmore Graves. Also, Liv and Justin break up over her cheating on him and Ravi believes to have developed a zombie vacine, but uses himself as a guinea pig and the episode ends with Liv, for better or worse, scratching him to test it]].

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* {{HSQ}}: Holy shit, the season 3 finale, WhamEpisode doesn't even begin to describe it. [[spoiler:Carey Gold turns out to not only have murdered Katty when she found Tatum and Patrice eating brains, she also was the one behind the release of the Influenza A virus as part of a Plan B of Fillmore Graves to cause a zombie doomsday that will create more zombies to their side by poisoning the Inluenza A vaccine with blood of the Fillmore Graves' zombies. She gets killed by Chase who finds out about her betrayal, which included the deaths of Wally's family for opposing her and killing Vivian to push Chase into abbandoning the idea of Zombie Island. Her plan is partially succesful by turning a part of the population into zombies, including Jonhy Johnny Frost and the recently informed about zombies, Agent Del Bazzio. Dale Bozzio. To stop the people from taking vacines, Liv makes Jonhy Johnny Frost reveal in television about the existence of zombies as well as several cares about it while Chase appears to warn everybody about the fact that Fillmore Graves will be attempting to help out the large population of recently turned zombies, which also causes Blaine and Don E.'s bar to take off. There's also the fact that the large populations is now persecuted by a also increasing population of anti-zombies who openly attack them when they are trying to get rations from Fillmore Graves. Also, Liv and Justin break up over her cheating on him and Ravi believes to have developed a zombie vacine, but uses himself as a guinea pig and the episode ends with Liv, for better or worse, scratching him to test it]].



** Speaking of [[spoiler: Fillmore Graves, Vivian ended up falling victim to this when the helicopter she was in ended up being blown up.]]



*** It gets even worse for him in the second season. Vaughn extorts him (via information about the Meat Cute massacre and threats to Liv) into hunting down and killing zombies. His despair over this drives him into Utopium addiction and worse (he fucked ''Rita'', for god's sake).

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*** It gets even worse for him in the second season. Vaughn extorts him (via information about the Meat Cute massacre and threats to Liv) into hunting down and killing zombies. His despair over this drives him into Utopium addiction and worse (he fucked ''Rita'', for god's sake).sake), then to top it all off the cure he takes wears off turning him back into a zombie
*** And then came season 3, which started off promisingly with him joining Fillmore Graves' army and fitting in quite well. He then turns human using Ravi's third cure, which wipes his memories [[spoiler: albeit temporarily]]. He then falls in love with a girl who is bragging about her adventures with the Chaos Killer. This outs him as human to Chase, resulting in him being kicked out of Fillmore Graves. Luckily he reunites with the zombie call girl Natalie (now human again), only for him to lose her and many of his colleagues in a suicide bomb attack at his going away party. DrivenToDespair, he convinces Chase to turn him back into a zombie to rejoin FG.
29th Jun '17 12:56:46 AM GliderPro
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* AbortedArc: So many, especially in season 3. Who killed the dungeon master / hacker? How did Natalie deal with her violent, controlling lover? Who stole the cures from Ravi? None of these questions were answered.

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* AbortedArc: So many, especially in season 3. Who killed the dungeon master / hacker? How did Natalie deal with her violent, controlling lover? Who stole the cures from Ravi? Who shot Baracus? None of these questions were answered.
29th Jun '17 12:51:44 AM GliderPro
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* AbortedArc: So many, especially in season 3. Who killed the dungeon master / hacker? How did Natalie deal with her violent, controlling lover? Who stole the cures from Ravi? None of these questions were answered.
28th Jun '17 4:38:51 PM Arcana4th
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** XTC's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsbigC_m_Kc Dear God]] playing as [[spoiler:a group of Fillmore Graves mercenaries]] chase after Liv when she tries to find a way out from [[spoiler:the school where the Influenza A vacine is being contaminated with zombie blood]].



* FriendlyFandoms: Fans of ''Series/PushingDaisies'' tend to enjoy the show, given they're both light-hearted procedurals with the protagonist using the victims themselves to solve the CaseOfTheWeek. The fact they're both set in a WorldOfPun helps, too.

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* FriendlyFandoms: Fans of ''Series/PushingDaisies'' tend to enjoy the show, given they're both light-hearted procedurals with the protagonist using the victims themselves to solve the CaseOfTheWeek.VictimOfTheWeek. The fact they're both set in a WorldOfPun helps, too.



* {{HSQ}}: Holy shit, the season 3 finale, WhamEpisode doesn't even begin to describe it. [[spoiler:Carey Gold turns out to not only have murdered Katty when she found Tatum and Patrice eating brains, she also was the one behind the release of the Influenza A virus as part of a Plan B of Fillmore Graves to cause a zombie doomsday that will create more zombies to their side by poisoning the Inluenza A vaccine with blood of the Fillmore Graves' zombies. She gets killed by Chase who finds out about her betrayal, which included the deaths of Wally's family for opposing her and killing Vivian to push Chase into abbandoning the idea of Zombie Island. Her plan is partially succesful by turning a part of the population into zombies, including Jonhy Frost and the recently informed about zombies, Agent Del Bazzio. To stop the people from taking vacines, Liv makes Jonhy Frost reveal in television about the existence of zombies as well as several cares about it while Chase appears to warn everybody about the fact that Fillmore Graves will be attempting to help out the large population of recently turned zombies, which also causes Blaine and Don E.'s bar to take off. There's also the fact that the large populations is now persecuted by a also increasing population of anti-zombies who openly attack them when they are trying to get rations from Fillmore Graves. Also, Liv and Justin break up over her cheating on him and Ravi believes to have developed a zombie vacine, but uses himself as a guinea pig and the episode ends with Liv, for better or worse, scratching him to test it]].



* MagnificentBastard: Blaine becomes the sole supplier of brains to the zombies in the city, operating out of an actual butcher shop, using regular (i.e. not undead) delivery boys. His first act is to have sex with a rich older woman, infecting her, and then offer to supply her with brains for $25,000 a month. He's also charming and disarming, convincing Clive that his shop is on the level, when the detective comes to ask about a dead kid. He even offers Clive to show him around the back of the shop, despite having a cut-up body there ([[spoiler:although, had Clive agreed, he would've been killed]]). Despite being a lowly street dealer when he was alive, Blaine shows refinement, admitting he used to be a wine connoisseur before his taste buds atrophied, and even has his cook try to come up with tasty dishes with brains.

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* MagnificentBastard: MagnificentBastard:
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Blaine becomes the sole supplier of brains to the zombies in the city, operating out of an actual butcher shop, using regular (i.e. not undead) delivery boys. His first act is to have sex with a rich older woman, infecting her, and then offer to supply her with brains for $25,000 a month. He's also charming and disarming, convincing Clive that his shop is on the level, when the detective comes to ask about a dead kid. He even offers Clive to show him around the back of the shop, despite having a cut-up body there ([[spoiler:although, had Clive agreed, he would've been killed]]). Despite being a lowly street dealer when he was alive, Blaine shows refinement, admitting he used to be a wine connoisseur before his taste buds atrophied, and even has his cook try to come up with tasty dishes with brains.brains.
** The BigBad of season 3, [[spoiler:Carey Gold]] easily mixed with the backgroundand was barely remembered when it comes time to suspect who is involved with the Wally's family murders or anything else, however [[spoiler:she managed to gather a faction of extremist zombies in Fillmore Graves to help her on a mutiny against Chase, she is able to start a doomsday Liv and Chase can barely contain because by the time they realized her plan, it was too late to stop it, they were only able to surpress it by stoping the vacines, and even dying, she still managed to get what she wanted, there's more zombies than ever and they are on Fillmore Graves' side]]. All of this was done while they were far too under the radar for anyone to see it.
25th Jun '17 8:57:07 AM Arcana4th
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* ArcFatigue: Liv and Major's on again off again relationship has started to bore some fans, much in a similar vein to ''Series/{{Friends}}'''s infamous WillTheyOrWontThey. First they can't be together because Liv is a zombie, and by season 2, Major tries to cut off ties while protecting her from Vaughn which leds them to be together again and breaking off again when Liv tells that Major and her have unsolvable differences now, not only in relation to her being a zombie, but because she changed and he can't accept it, as well as they can't have sex unless they are both zombies or both humans. Even when they are both zombies in season 3, they still decide to not be together while still teased and even sleeping together [[spoiler:when Major has to take the cure]], leading to Liv dating Justin while Major sees other women. It does not help that their RomanticFalseLead are actually very well liked characters such as Lowell and Drake who both get awful fates to guarantee that they can be together even if they won't.



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** Band of Skulls' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAclM2isoRU Sweet Sour]] is perfectly fitting for the scene in season 3 in which Blaine [[spoiler:now no longer feigning amnesia starts plotting the take back of his operation and prepares ravi's blue juice, it really shows old Blaine is back]].
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* FanPreferredCouple: Blaine/Liv has a large amount of fans despite the canon leading to Liv/Major and Blaine/Peyton(both of which fell through though).



** Harley as atop the wall between a full on HateSink and a TragicVillain due to his brother's death, but [[spoiler:exploding himself with an entire house full of zombies, including Major's friends and a now human Natalie]] puts him firmly on the asshole villain side.



* RomanticPlotTumor: Season 3 has been criticised for the Ravi/Peyton/Blaine LoveTriangle, thanks to Ravi's depressed attitude in the first few episodes making some [[TookALevelInJerkass find him suddenly unlikeable]], as well as some feeling Reyton being willing to date Blaine simply because he lost his memory makes her look rather naive.

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* RomanticPlotTumor: RomanticPlotTumor:
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Season 3 has been criticised for the Ravi/Peyton/Blaine LoveTriangle, thanks to Ravi's depressed attitude in the first few episodes making some [[TookALevelInJerkass find him suddenly unlikeable]], as well as some feeling Reyton being willing to date Blaine simply because he lost his memory makes her look rather naive.
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