History YMMV / LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit

16th Sep '17 4:05:56 PM dbdude01
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** The so-called victims of "Quickie" and "Bang" both groups of women took NeverMyFault UpToEleven. In "Quickie" the women were supposed to be victims because one HIV positive man was having unprotected sex with as many women as possible. While having unprotected sex without warning your partner that you are HIV positive is a prosecutable crime, that does not change the fact that all of his partners chose to have consensual, unprotected sex with a complete stranger because apparently this show exists in a universe where women don't know about sexually transmitted diseases. The women certainly didn't have the right to throw acid in his face. In "Bang" one man was having sex with as many women as possible and poking holes in the condoms so they would get pregnant, which made the women victims who were stuck with children they didn't want. Even condom wrappers warn users that condoms aren't 100% effective and recommend using additional birth control, which none of these women did, nor did they use the morning-after pill after the condoms broke. These women are made even less sympathetic by the fact that they thought the man's explanation for all the broken condoms "our condoms break because we have so much fun in bed" was plausible. Apparently this show also takes place in a universe where women don't understand how condoms are supposed to work. In both cases Benson and Stabler were determined to arrest the men before they had a shred of evidence that either had committed a crime. It seems Benson and Stabler believe that any man with a high number of sexual partners [[SexIsEvil must be guilty of something]].
13th Sep '17 4:52:53 PM Erin582
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** Similar to the above is Meredith Rice from the episode "Head". Her case was also rather disturbing (as she engaged in a sexual relationship with a twelve-year-old student of hers as well as molesting other boys [[spoiler: and ended up pregnant by the first boy]]), but she only ended up engaging in this shocking behavior due to having a brain tumor. Even as she was HappilyMarried with a loving stepson and a respected school principal and she explained that she knew how wrong it was since she was molested by her grandfather as a child, [=SVU=] and Casey were more than happy to label her a predator and refused to even take the ramifications of the disease into consideration.

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** Similar to the above is Meredith Rice from the episode "Head". Her case was also rather disturbing (as she engaged in a sexual relationship with a twelve-year-old student of hers as well as molesting with other boys [[spoiler: and ended up pregnant by the first boy]]), but she only ended up only engaging in this shocking behavior due to having a brain tumor. Even as she was HappilyMarried with a loving stepson and a respected school principal and she explained that she knew how wrong it was since she was molested by her grandfather as a child, [=SVU=] and Casey were more than happy to label her a predator and refused to even take the ramifications of the disease into consideration.
13th Sep '17 4:46:35 PM Erin582
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** Stuckey who, despite his tendency to annoy everyone, at times seemed to be a bullying target for the entire SVU department. Quite a few fans were cheering for him when he attempted to torture and kill Stabler, especially since Stabler had physically assaulted him earlier in the episode.
** However he also attempted to frame a man for a murder that, while he might have done, didn't commit, killed a lawyer and judge who were doing their job, and then killing a fellow forensic scientist it makes it hard for him to be sympathetic.

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** Stuckey who, despite his tendency to annoy everyone, at times seemed to be a bullying target for the entire SVU department. Quite a few fans were cheering for him when he attempted to torture and kill Stabler, especially since Stabler had physically assaulted him earlier in the episode.
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episode. However he also attempted to frame a man for a murder that, while he might have done, didn't commit, killed a lawyer and judge who were doing their job, and then killing a fellow forensic scientist it makes it hard for him to be sympathetic.



** Similar to the above is Meredith Rice from the episode "Head". Her case was also rather disturbing (as she engaged in a sexual relationship with a twelve-year-old student of hers as well as molesting other boys [[spoiler: and ended up pregnant by the first boy]]), but she only ended up engaging in this shocking behavior due to having a brain tumor. Even as she was HappilyMarried with a loving stepson and a respected school principal and she explained that she knew how wrong it was since she was molested by her grandfather as a child, [=SVU=] and Casey were more than happy to label her a predator and refused to even take the ramifications of the disease into consideration.



** Kristen Vucelik [[spoiler: AKA Fake Heather]] comes off as this for [[spoiler: pretending to be another family's missing daughter and getting their hopes up at their missing "daughter" returning. Despite the actual daughter being dead, the parents are implied to not know, and one sister does not know. Kristen knew that Heather was "missing" and pretended to be her, all to have a family. No matter what her reasons were, she still pretended to be someone she wasn't and got a family's hopes up.]]

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** Kristen Vucelik [[spoiler: AKA Fake Heather]] from "Stranger" comes off as this for [[spoiler: pretending to be another family's missing daughter and getting their hopes up at their missing "daughter" returning. Despite the actual daughter being dead, the parents are implied to not know, and one sister does not know. Kristen knew that Heather was "missing" and pretended to be her, all to have a family. No matter what her reasons were, she still pretended to be someone she wasn't and got a family's hopes up.]]
11th Sep '17 10:51:23 PM RainbowPhoenix
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*** "Confession" has a notable case in Jake Berlin, a "pedophile advocate" who runs a website for pedophiles where they can look at pictures of children. While the SVU are naturally against the guy from the start he actually makes some compelling arguments about his lifestyle. The website he runs is monitored, which is more than most sites of that nature would even bother with, and none of the pictures are child porn (These reasons mean the cops can't take it down and one doesn't want to because it is monitored). He also argues that attraction to children isn't inherently wrong while acting on said attraction is (the man invokes a "look but don't touch" rule for users of the website) and also points out that homosexuality used to be held in the same regard as pedophilia. The only wrong thing he does is put a picture of Stabler's daughter on the website, something he had no way of knowing about and got him assaulted by Stabler for doing. He wound up killing a suspect that he had been led into thinking has molested a child, as an alternative to doing so to his little brother at that, but it says something that a pedophile who tries to deal with his urges in a healthy way claimed moral judgement over one that didn't.

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*** "Confession" has a notable case in Jake Berlin, a "pedophile advocate" who runs a website for pedophiles where they can look at pictures of children. While the SVU are naturally against the guy from the start he actually makes some compelling arguments about his lifestyle. The website he runs is monitored, which is more than most sites of that nature would even bother with, and none of the pictures are child porn (These reasons mean the cops can't take it down and one doesn't want to because it is monitored). He also argues that attraction to children isn't inherently wrong while acting on said attraction is (the man invokes a "look but don't touch" rule for users of the website) and also points out that homosexuality used to be held in the same regard as pedophilia.website). The only wrong thing he does is put a picture of Stabler's daughter on the website, something he had no way of knowing about and got him assaulted by Stabler for doing. He wound up killing a suspect that he had been led into thinking has molested a child, as an alternative to doing so to his little brother at that, but it says something that a pedophile who tries to deal with his urges in a healthy way claimed moral judgement over one that didn't.
7th Sep '17 3:12:41 PM DaScarecrow
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*** "Confession" has a notable case in Jake Berlin, a "pedophile advocate" who runs a website for pedophiles where they can look at pictures of children. While the SVU are naturally against the guy from the start he actually makes some compelling arguments about his lifestyle. The website he runs is monitored, which is more than most sites of that nature would even bother with, and none of the pictures are child porn (These reasons mean the cops can't take it down and one doesn't want to because it is monitored). He also argues that attraction to children isn't inherently wrong while acting on said attraction is (the man invokes a "look but don't touch" rule for users of the website) and also points out that homosexuality used to be held in the same regard as pedophilia. The only wrong thing he does is put a picture of Stabler's daughter on the website, something he had no way of knowing about and got him assaulted by Stabler for doing. He wound up killing a suspect that he had been led into thinking has molested a child, as an alternative to doing so to his little brother at that, but it says something that a pedophile who tries to deal with his urges in a healthy way claimed moral judgement over one that didn't.
2nd Sep '17 9:23:19 AM MyLittleXero
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** The recurring character, Dana Lewis, for being overwhelming abrasive, her NeverMyFault attitude when she blames Olivia and Elliott for messing up an undercover operation when she came to them for help but refused to cooperate, and the fact Elliott seems to get shot everytime she shows up.

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** The recurring character, Dana Lewis, for being overwhelming abrasive, her NeverMyFault attitude when she blames Olivia and Elliott for messing up an undercover operation when she came to them for help but refused to cooperate, and the fact Elliott seems to get shot hurt everytime she shows up.


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** Sonya Paxton, for being an abrasive unlikable borderline misandristic bitch to pretty much everyone, many fans found compared to her some of the perps looked downright sympathetic.
24th Aug '17 2:23:32 PM DaBradGuy
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** The EveryCarIsAPinto mentioned in the main section is this, too. The creative team most likely thought viewers would be horrified by an innocent man's suicide (and they didn't consider that the viewers might be pissed that Our "Heroes" [[KarmaHoudini don't so much as get written up for their actions]].) But when the car goes up in a fireball sixty feet high... well, the only reaction one could have would be to fall on the floor laughing at how stupid this show had become.
15th Aug '17 5:02:44 AM Fiendish
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** William Lewis continually returning to terrorize Olivia and the SVU squad. This deeply frustrated fans who tend to want to watch the SVU squad, y'know, ''succeed'' at taking down creeps and monsters, not least because Lewis tended to continually succeed for VillainSue reasons rather than being any kind of worthy opponent. He was [[InformedAbility supposedly]] irresistible and at least one woman in radius could always be guaranteed to pick up the IdiotBall and help him even when he was boxed in, and further frustrating fans, even the belovedly ruthless Barba was [[ForgotAboutHisPowers toothless against him in court]].

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** William Lewis continually returning to terrorize Olivia and the SVU squad. This deeply frustrated fans who tend to want to watch the SVU squad, y'know, ''succeed'' at taking down creeps and monsters, not least especially because Lewis tended to continually succeed for VillainSue reasons rather than being any kind of worthy opponent. He His charm was [[InformedAbility supposedly]] irresistible supposedly irresistible]] and at least one woman in radius could always be guaranteed to pick up the IdiotBall and help him even when he was boxed in, and further in. Further frustrating fans, even the belovedly ruthless Lewis [[AFoolForAClient represented himself at trial]] and Barba was [[ForgotAboutHisPowers toothless against him actually stymied by him, which was a really blatant case of IdiotBall as one of Barba's best known (and best loved) traits is that he is usually a shark in court]].court.
14th Aug '17 5:28:48 PM dbdude01
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** Eva Banks in "Hardwired" is supposed to be sympathetic because she was abused by her first husband and then her second husband who rescued her from the unsafe shelter she was stuck in, put her on prescription drugs so he could molest her child, and it was emotionally difficult for her to help the police trap a bigger pedophile. But she intentionally crashed her car into another woman's car, while the other woman's child was in the car and punched the woman in the face and smashed her head into the steering wheel repeatedly. She did this because the other woman accused her son of sexual assault, the accusation was true. Then she stabbed her husband, who did not get away with molesting her son, in fact he was being led away in handcuffs when she stabbed him. Then she got mad at the cops for arresting her for stabbing her husband, after they let her go. She received no punishment for any of her crimes and Olivia taught her how to walk away with all of her husbands money.
13th Aug '17 4:55:33 PM dbdude01
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** During a Season 7 episode, actor [[Series/{{Blackish}} Anthony Anderson]], makes a guest appearance as a detective from the main ''Series/LawAndOrder'' branch, sent to help SVU solve a case involving an overweight black young man with Type-2 Diabetes who commits a revenge killing. In the end, the guy is convicted of second degree murder, but isn't there to hear the verdict, because he's in the hospital after suffering a dangerous diabetic attack which gives him liver failure and results in his left foot getting amputated. The harsher part? Years later, actor Anthony Anderson, [[FormerlyFat who was overweight most of his life]], would get diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes in real life.

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** During a Season 7 episode, actor [[Series/{{Blackish}} Anthony Anderson]], makes a guest appearance as a detective from the main ''Series/LawAndOrder'' branch, detective, sent to help SVU solve a case involving an overweight black young man with Type-2 Diabetes who commits a revenge killing. In the end, the guy is convicted of second degree murder, but isn't there to hear the verdict, because he's in the hospital after suffering a dangerous diabetic attack which gives him liver failure and results in his left foot getting amputated. The harsher part? Years later, actor Anthony Anderson, [[FormerlyFat who was overweight most of his life]], would get diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes in real life.
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