History YMMV / LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit

12th Feb '16 6:41:34 PM Snowsky
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* MorePopularSpinoff: It has outlasted every other show in the ''Law & Order'' franchise, including the original.
1st Feb '16 11:35:51 AM creader
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Not a YMMV trope.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Many characters over the years could qualify. "Poisoned Motive," for example, gives us [[spoiler:Gloria Montero, whose father's taking a bullet for Fin set off a DisasterDominoes in their family]], and who decides to deal with this by going on a killing spree.
8th Jan '16 3:35:57 PM Erin582
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** The little girl, April, from season 4 episode, "Sick". Even for all of the episode's {{Narm}} and [[FunnyAneurysmMoment funny aneurysm moments]], her own storyline [[TearJerker is pretty sad.]] She had no father, her mother was addicted to drugs and nor a part of her life, she had cancer and, a coordinate to her grandmother and guardian, she was molested by the Music/MichaelJackson {{Expy}}. [[spoiler: Only thing is, she never had cancer, nor was she molested; her grandmother made up the story ''and'' [[MoralEventHorizon was poisoning her with mercury all along, telling her she was sick with cancer just to get money and sympathy out of everyone.]]]]Even as she was talking to Olivia in the end, she said, "I didn't want to do it. I just didn't want to die. [[TearJerker How can my gram love me when she made me sick?"]]
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** The little girl, April, from season 4 episode, "Sick". Even for all of the episode's {{Narm}} and [[FunnyAneurysmMoment funny aneurysm moments]], her own storyline [[TearJerker [[MoodWhiplash is pretty sad.]] She had no father, her mother was addicted to drugs and nor a wasn't part of her life, she had cancer and, a coordinate according to her grandmother and guardian, she was molested by the Music/MichaelJackson {{Expy}}. [[spoiler: Only thing is, she never had cancer, nor was she molested; her grandmother made up the story ''and'' [[MoralEventHorizon was poisoning her with mercury all along, telling her she was sick with cancer just to get money and sympathy out of everyone.]]]]Even ]]]] Even as she was talking to Olivia in the end, she said, "I didn't want to do it. I just didn't want to die. [[TearJerker How can my gram love me when she made me sick?"]]
7th Jan '16 9:04:47 PM TheRealYuma
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** Didn't he actually lose his badge at one point? Either way he went on thin ice more than once and gets chewed out for his methods several times by Cragen.
7th Jan '16 8:59:26 PM TheRealYuma
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** Didn't he actually lose his badge at one point? Either way he went on thin ice more than once and gets chewed out for his methods several times by Cragen.
30th Dec '15 12:41:57 PM MagBas
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* JerkSue: Stabler is accused of this by a sizable chunk of the fanbase. He bullies suspects and subordinates into compliance, beats confessions out of perps, jumping the gun on accusations which winds up ruining the lives of innocent people, and once outright admitted he fantasizes about killing the people he arrests. Any one of these things would either get him fired or at least transferred to a desk job or less-intense branch of the NYPD, but he's allowed to continue on as he ever did. Occasionally his actions wind up having token repercussions (his wife divorcing him, occasional suspensions, brought before Internal Affairs), but there are either washed away or framed in such a way that made Stabler look like a persecuted hero (his wife comes back to him for no reason, in spite of suspensions he's back next week without a word, the Internal Affairs agent is an incompetent bully who hates Stabler out of spite).

* VillainSue: Merrit Rook, an AffablyEvil con man played by Creator/RobinWilliams, decidedly in his "funny" persona, who starts a counterculture movement that manages to draw in Munch, has a [[ChewingTheScenery scenery-chewing]] VillainousBreakdown that turns out to be an act, and [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat apparently commits suicide]], but of course they NeverFoundTheBody. Just for extra Sue points, his crime, which was RippedFromTheHeadlines, is toned down to be ''just'' behind the MoralEventHorizon (he talks a man into stripping and binding an underage girl; the person he was based on talked a man into rape). Fortunately, the negatives of this are mitigated due to him being both only in a single episode and played by, you know, Robin Williams.
20th Dec '15 9:33:14 AM Peridonyx
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** The killer in "Wrath" was wrongly convicted of rape and abused by other inmates for years, so it's unsurprising that he finally snapped and sought RevengeByProxy on his arresting officer: Benson. However, she rightfully points out that he's not so innocent anymore due to killing others just to hurt her (though it's still possible to feel somewhat sympathetic toward him when he corrects her: he only made the AssholeVictim suffer, whereas the others were quickly and painlessly {{Mercy Kill}}ed).

* VillainSue: Merrit Rook, an AffablyEvil con man played by Creator/RobinWilliams, decidedly in his "funny" persona, who starts a counterculture movement that manages to draw in Munch, has a [[ChewingTheScenery scenery-chewing]] VillainousBreakdown that turns out to be an act, and [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat apparently commits suicide]], but of course they NeverFoundTheBody. Just for extra Sue points, his crime, which was RippedFromTheHeadlines, is toned down to be ''just'' behind the MoralEventHorizon (he talks a man into stripping and binding an underage girl; the person he was based on talked a man into rape).
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* VillainSue: Merrit Rook, an AffablyEvil con man played by Creator/RobinWilliams, decidedly in his "funny" persona, who starts a counterculture movement that manages to draw in Munch, has a [[ChewingTheScenery scenery-chewing]] VillainousBreakdown that turns out to be an act, and [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat apparently commits suicide]], but of course they NeverFoundTheBody. Just for extra Sue points, his crime, which was RippedFromTheHeadlines, is toned down to be ''just'' behind the MoralEventHorizon (he talks a man into stripping and binding an underage girl; the person he was based on talked a man into rape). Fortunately, the negatives of this are mitigated due to him being both only in a single episode and played by, you know, Robin Williams.
7th Dec '15 1:45:58 AM Windrays
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** Declan Murphy is beloved by the fanbase due to his attitude and good nature, helped by Donal Logue's phenomenal acting (the man can flawlessly pull off multiple identities in a season due to Murphy's role as an undercover cop).
21st Nov '15 11:05:20 PM ronin6401
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** Though he could be annoying and ultimately became a spree killer, Dale Stuckey did have moments when the abuse heaped on him seemed greatly disproportionate such as when he explained how a teen used spoofing to threaten another girl only for O'Halloran to dismiss it as Stuckey wasting their time or in his final appearance when Stabler physically assaulted him, Stuckey demanded that Cragen write Stabler up for it, and Cragen outright told him that Stuckey's completely valid complaint which would have gotten a real life detective fired or even brought up on charges wasn't worth the trouble.
14th Nov '15 12:03:56 PM nombretomado
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* NarmCharm: RobinWilliams in Season 9, particularly his VillainousBreakdown where he [[ChewingTheScenery takes huge bites out of the scenery and chews it. Loudly. With his mouth open.]]
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* NarmCharm: RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams in Season 9, particularly his VillainousBreakdown where he [[ChewingTheScenery takes huge bites out of the scenery and chews it. Loudly. With his mouth open.]]
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