History YMMV / TheShield

28th Feb '16 10:20:42 PM SomeoneElse17
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** Vic Mackey; let's just hope, for the sake of the integrity of the badge, that most of the self-proclaimed real-life cops who, for example, supported and/or justified Vic's murder of Terry Crowley, or supported Vic against Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh's attempt to bring him and the Strike Team to justice even before Kavanaugh's descent to Mackey's level, were trolling about being real-life cops.

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** Vic Mackey; let's just hope, for the sake of the integrity of the badge, that most of the self-proclaimed real-life cops who, for example, supported and/or justified Vic's murder of Terry Crowley, or supported sided with Vic against Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh's attempt to bring him and the Strike Team to justice even before Kavanaugh's descent to Mackey's level, were trolling about being real-life cops.
28th Feb '16 10:19:08 PM SomeoneElse17
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** Vic Mackey; let's just hope that most of the self-proclaimed real-life cops who, for example, supported and/or justified Vic's murder of Terry Crowley, or supported Vic against Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh's attempt to bring him and the Strike Team to justice even before Kavanaugh's descent to Mackey's level, were trolling about being real-life cops. Otherwise that's reason enough to give honest pause about the state of the badge in today's society.

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** Vic Mackey; let's just hope hope, for the sake of the integrity of the badge, that most of the self-proclaimed real-life cops who, for example, supported and/or justified Vic's murder of Terry Crowley, or supported Vic against Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh's attempt to bring him and the Strike Team to justice even before Kavanaugh's descent to Mackey's level, were trolling about being real-life cops. Otherwise that's reason enough to give honest pause about the state of the badge in today's society.cops.
28th Feb '16 10:18:22 PM SomeoneElse17
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** The number of real-life cops (or those who claimed they were) who supported and/or justified Vic's murder of Terry Crowley.

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** The number Vic Mackey; let's just hope that most of the self-proclaimed real-life cops (or those who claimed they were) who who, for example, supported and/or justified Vic's murder of Terry Crowley.Crowley, or supported Vic against Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh's attempt to bring him and the Strike Team to justice even before Kavanaugh's descent to Mackey's level, were trolling about being real-life cops. Otherwise that's reason enough to give honest pause about the state of the badge in today's society.
28th Feb '16 10:11:16 PM SomeoneElse17
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* DracoInLeatherPants: The Strike Team in general, but most notably Ronnie Gardocki and Curtis "Lem" Lemansky. While there are fans of the show who will agree with you that Vic Mackey is a horrible person, there are fans of "The Shield" who will condemn Vic and Shane while arguing in the defense of Lem and Ronnie being good people and not willing accomplices to Vic's crimes. Ronnie in particular typifies this notion, especially after the finale as far as fans who still think the character got screwed over as opposed to having received his just punishment for his crimes. Lem at least has an ArmedWithCanon PeerPressureMakesYouEvil excuse. Ronnie on the other hand, mainly has the fact that the character was never truly fleshed out and had so many Woobie-related moments, not to to mention being cast opposite Shane in season seven, that it led to fans fanwanking Ronnie as a good guy caught up with bad people.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: The Strike Team in general, but most notably Ronnie Gardocki and Curtis "Lem" Lemansky. While there are many fans of the show who will agree with you that Vic Mackey is a horrible person, there are fans of "The Shield" who will condemn Vic and Shane while arguing are horrible people, a lot of the same fans will then turn around and argue in the defense of Lem and Ronnie being good people and not willing accomplices to Vic's crimes. Ronnie in particular typifies this notion, especially after the finale as far as fans who still think the character got screwed over as opposed to having received his just punishment for his crimes. Lem at least has an ArmedWithCanon PeerPressureMakesYouEvil excuse. Ronnie Ronnie, on the other hand, mainly has the fact that the character was never truly fleshed out, left out of some of the team's worst deeds (though not as many as Lem), and had so many Woobie-related moments, not to to mention being cast opposite Shane in season seven, that it led to fans fanwanking Ronnie as a good guy caught up with bad people.people despite important facts such as, say, his reaction to finding out about the team's "original sin", Vic and Shane killing Terry Crowley, being to whine to Vic that he should've been in Shane's spot that day.
28th Feb '16 10:03:53 PM SomeoneElse17
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* DracoInLeatherPants: The Strike Team in general, but most notably Ronnie Gardocki and Curtis "Lem" Lemansky. While there are fans of the show who will agree with you that Vic Mackey is a horrible person, there are fans of "The Shield" who will condemn Vic and Shane while arguing in the defense of Lem and Ronnie being good people and not willing accomplices to Vic's crimes. Ronnie in particular typifies this notion, especially after the finale as far as fans who still think the character got screwed over as opposed to having received his just punishment for his crimes. Lem at least has an ArmedWithCanon PeerPressureMadeMeEvil excuse. Ronnie on the other hand, mainly has the fact that the character was never truly fleshed out and had so many Woobie-related moments, not to to mention being cast opposite Shane in season seven, that it led to fans fanwanking Ronnie as a good guy caught up with bad people.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: The Strike Team in general, but most notably Ronnie Gardocki and Curtis "Lem" Lemansky. While there are fans of the show who will agree with you that Vic Mackey is a horrible person, there are fans of "The Shield" who will condemn Vic and Shane while arguing in the defense of Lem and Ronnie being good people and not willing accomplices to Vic's crimes. Ronnie in particular typifies this notion, especially after the finale as far as fans who still think the character got screwed over as opposed to having received his just punishment for his crimes. Lem at least has an ArmedWithCanon PeerPressureMadeMeEvil PeerPressureMakesYouEvil excuse. Ronnie on the other hand, mainly has the fact that the character was never truly fleshed out and had so many Woobie-related moments, not to to mention being cast opposite Shane in season seven, that it led to fans fanwanking Ronnie as a good guy caught up with bad people.
28th Feb '16 10:03:05 PM SomeoneElse17
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* HilariousInHindsight: Michael Chiklis plays a completely straight-laced, by the book police chief in ''Series/{{Gotham}}''.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Michael Chiklis plays a completely straight-laced, by the book police chief in ''Series/{{Gotham}}''. In fact most of his characters are easily more honorable than Vic Mackey; it's just that since the series' run most people are gonna see Michael Chiklis and think Vic Mackey.



** Dutch killing a cat definitely turned fans against the character, to such an extent that the scene essentially became FanonDiscontinuity.

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** In a more lighthearted example, Dutch killing a cat definitely turned fans against the character, to such an extent that the scene essentially became FanonDiscontinuity.



*** Walt Goggins has joked about how his character's casual racism and general psychotic jack-ass nature led many people to ask him if he was really like the jerk he played on TV.
** For all his crimes and actions,Vic Mackey will probably always be the cop who shot another cop in the face

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*** ** Walt Goggins has joked about how his character's casual racism and general psychotic jack-ass nature led many people to ask him if he was really like the jerk he played on TV.
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** For all his crimes and actions,Vic actions, Vic Mackey will probably always be the cop who shot another cop in the faceface.
28th Feb '16 9:28:26 PM SomeoneElse17
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* ActorSharedBackground: According to Michael Chiklis, all the show's major adult characters are from where their actors are from. Oftentimes, that's where the similarities begin and end.
28th Feb '16 9:19:35 PM SomeoneElse17
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* ActorSharedBackground: According to Michael Chiklis, all the show's major adult characters are from where their actors are from. Oftentimes, that's where the similarities begin and end.
26th Jan '16 9:26:19 AM Ithilgore
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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: While not outright hated, Roman Reigns was initially dismissed by the IWC, since they only cared about former indy stars Rollins and Ambrose debuting, and many suggested that he didn't deserve to be in the Shield and believed Kassius Ohno should have been in his spot instead. However, he's become quite the IWC favorite during his Shield tenure after getting some much needed experience in the ring.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: While not outright hated, Roman Reigns was initially dismissed by the IWC, since they only cared about former indy stars Rollins and Ambrose debuting, and many suggested that he didn't deserve to be in the Shield and believed Kassius Ohno should have been in his spot instead. However, he's become quite the IWC favorite during his Shield tenure after getting some much needed experience in the ring. Unfortunately, it quickly evaporated after the group's breakup, when Reigns moved into a heavily pushed singles run and his many flaws became exposed without Ambrose and Rollins to cover for them.
22nd Jan '16 7:46:18 PM FF32
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* LeaveThePlotThreadsHanging: The finale left many unresolved questions.
** Ronnie's ultimate fate as far as which of his many sins he'll ultimately be charged with in court.
** The shitstorm that Vic's confession/immunity deal and Ronnie's arrest will have upon not only the LAPD as far as overturned convictions, but also Acaveda's political ambitions, given that the finale ends with Acaveda on cloud nine as far as the predicted favorite to win the mayoral election, with Ronnie's arrest, Shane's murder-murder-suicide, and the subsequent shitstorm with Vic's scamming ICE for immunity for murdering a cop having yet to make the evening paper/news.
** Danny's attempt to keep Vic out of her and her son's life.
** Dutch's relationship with both Danny and Tina
*** Lem's relationship with a woman named Tigra, who's brother Lem shot after mistaking him for another gang member in season one is another dropped plotline.
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