History YMMV / TheShield

18th May '18 11:07:02 AM wat
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* JerkassWoobie: Numerous characters throughout the series qualify, whether it be Mara, Aceveda [[spoiler: following his rape]], Dutch at his worst moments, or even Vic at certain points. However no two examples stand out more than Strike Team Members Shane Vendrell and Ronnie Gardocki.

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* JerkassWoobie: Numerous characters throughout the series qualify, whether it be Mara, Aceveda [[spoiler: following his rape]], Julian, Dutch at his worst moments, or even Vic at certain points. However no two examples stand out more than Strike Team Members Shane Vendrell and Ronnie Gardocki.



** ''Ronnie'': Although he's most certainly the coldest and most ruthless member of the Strike Team and [[spoiler: goes even further than Vic does in desiring to see Shane killed]], his [[spoiler: reaction to learning about how Vic effectively condemned him to life imprisonment by selling him out for immunity is incredibly sad.]]. Furthermore, his affable and nerdy demeanor, his tendency to be the [[OnlySaneMan one guy in the room who advocates for the sensible solution]], and the fact that he lacks Vic's [[ControlFreak need to dominate others]] or Shane's [[HairTriggerTemper impulsiveness]] make him really easy to root for.

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** ''Ronnie'': Although he's most certainly the coldest and most ruthless and remorseless member of the Strike Team and [[spoiler: goes even further than Vic does in desiring to see Shane killed]], his he suffers several [[ButtMonkey bad physical injuries]] throughout the show's run and [[spoiler: his reaction to learning about how Vic effectively condemned him to life imprisonment by selling him out for immunity is incredibly sad.one of the saddest moments in the entire show.]]. Furthermore, his affable and nerdy demeanor, his tendency to be the [[OnlySaneMan one guy in the room who advocates for the sensible solution]], and the fact that he lacks Vic's [[ControlFreak need to dominate others]] or Shane's [[HairTriggerTemper impulsiveness]] make him really easy to root for.
17th May '18 10:52:04 PM wat
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* TheWoobie: Lem and Ronnie. Dutch too, though later episodes subvert this by playing up the notion that most of the officers (including his best friend) treat him like crap because they believe that without constant emotional abuse, Dutch would be an insufferable egomaniac incapable of self-doubt and unwilling to entertain the notion that he might be wrong.

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* TheWoobie: Lem Lem, Danny, Corrine and Ronnie.Claudette at times. Dutch too, though later episodes subvert this by playing up the notion that most of the officers (including his best friend) treat him like crap because they believe that without constant emotional abuse, Dutch would be an insufferable egomaniac incapable of self-doubt and unwilling to entertain the notion that he might be wrong.
17th May '18 10:50:37 PM wat
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* JerkassWoobie: Countless characters throughout the series qualify, whether it be Mara, Aceveda [[spoiler: following his rape]], Dutch at his worst moments, or even Vic at certain points. However no two examples stand out more than Strike Team Members Shane Vendrell and Ronnie Gardocki.

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* JerkassWoobie: Countless Numerous characters throughout the series qualify, whether it be Mara, Aceveda [[spoiler: following his rape]], Dutch at his worst moments, or even Vic at certain points. However no two examples stand out more than Strike Team Members Shane Vendrell and Ronnie Gardocki.



** ''Ronnie'': Although he's most certainly the coldest and most ruthless member of the Strike Team and [[spoiler: goes even further than Vic does in desiring to see Shane killed]], his [[spoiler: reaction to learning about how Vic effectively condemned him to life imprisonment by selling him out for immunity is incredibly sad.]]. Furthermore, his affable and nerdy demeanor, his tendency to be the [[OnlySaneMan: one guy in the room who advocates for the sensible solution]], and the fact that he lacks Vic's [[ControlFreak need to dominate others]] or Shane's [[HairTriggerTemper: impulsiveness]] make him really easy to root for.

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** ''Ronnie'': Although he's most certainly the coldest and most ruthless member of the Strike Team and [[spoiler: goes even further than Vic does in desiring to see Shane killed]], his [[spoiler: reaction to learning about how Vic effectively condemned him to life imprisonment by selling him out for immunity is incredibly sad.]]. Furthermore, his affable and nerdy demeanor, his tendency to be the [[OnlySaneMan: [[OnlySaneMan one guy in the room who advocates for the sensible solution]], and the fact that he lacks Vic's [[ControlFreak need to dominate others]] or Shane's [[HairTriggerTemper: [[HairTriggerTemper impulsiveness]] make him really easy to root for.



** Shane murdering Lem, Vic selling out Ronnie in order to get his immunity deal, Ronnie reacting to the revelation that Vic murdered Terry by way of whining to Vic regarding why he was left out of the murder plot, Gilroy murdering a witness to him committing vehicular manslaughter after Vic successfully convinced the guy to lie about seeing Gilroy. Granted Ronnie, Shane, and Acaveda were given massive PetTheDog moments to backpeddle on these, but still...

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** [[spoiler: Shane murdering Lem, Vic selling out Ronnie in order to get his immunity deal, deal]], Ronnie reacting to the revelation that Vic murdered Terry by way of whining to Vic regarding why he was left out of the murder plot, Gilroy murdering a witness to him committing vehicular manslaughter after Vic successfully convinced the guy to lie about seeing Gilroy.Gilroy, Aceveda involving himself with Antwon during the 4th season, and Antwon murdering Angie. Granted Ronnie, Shane, and Acaveda were given massive PetTheDog moments to backpeddle on these, but still...
17th May '18 10:45:52 PM wat
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** Was [[spoiler: Shane telling the truth in his suicide note when he claimed that Mara had no idea that he poisoned her and Jackson, or was he merely lying in order to exempt his wife from his actions. Walton Goggins believes that [[spoiler: Mara knew what Shane was planning and went agreed with it]] but WordOfGod has never conclusively confirmed or denied this interpretation.



* JerkassWoobie: Shane. He may be a violent asshole with some deep seated racial prejudices that manifest more than once within the series in ugly ways, but the sheer level of emotional abuse he suffers at the hands of Vic, the extreme guilt he feels over having been an accessory to Terry Crowler's murder as well as [[spoiler: his, ultimately unnecessary, decision to kill Lem]], and [[spoiler: his incredibly tragic suicide]] all make him a character that audiences find themselves sympathizing with in spite of his various negative traits.

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* JerkassWoobie: Shane. He Countless characters throughout the series qualify, whether it be Mara, Aceveda [[spoiler: following his rape]], Dutch at his worst moments, or even Vic at certain points. However no two examples stand out more than Strike Team Members Shane Vendrell and Ronnie Gardocki.
** ''Shane'': While he
may be a violent asshole with some deep seated racial prejudices that manifest more than once within the series in ugly ways, but the sheer level of emotional abuse he suffers at the hands of Vic, the extreme guilt he feels over having been an accessory to Terry Crowler's murder as well as [[spoiler: his, ultimately unnecessary, decision to kill Lem]], and [[spoiler: his incredibly tragic suicide]] all make him a character that audiences find themselves sympathizing with in spite of his various negative traits.traits.
** ''Ronnie'': Although he's most certainly the coldest and most ruthless member of the Strike Team and [[spoiler: goes even further than Vic does in desiring to see Shane killed]], his [[spoiler: reaction to learning about how Vic effectively condemned him to life imprisonment by selling him out for immunity is incredibly sad.]]. Furthermore, his affable and nerdy demeanor, his tendency to be the [[OnlySaneMan: one guy in the room who advocates for the sensible solution]], and the fact that he lacks Vic's [[ControlFreak need to dominate others]] or Shane's [[HairTriggerTemper: impulsiveness]] make him really easy to root for.
1st May '18 11:13:40 AM wat
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* TearJerker: Several throughout the series, though special mention must be given to [[spoiler: Lem's death at the end of the fifth season]].
1st Apr '18 7:33:55 PM NorthRaider
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** Shield shipping in general tends to have three possible outcomes: OneTrueThreesome (self-explanatory), RonTheDeathEater (ship two of them, demonize the third), or CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds (third guy gets paired with either their real-life wife/girlfriend or another wrestler of the shipper's choice). Seth/[[Wrestling/FinnBalor Finn]] for example is a popular sister ship for Dean/Roman.

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** Shield shipping in general tends to have three possible outcomes: OneTrueThreesome (self-explanatory), RonTheDeathEater (ship two of them, demonize the third), or CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds (third guy gets paired with either their real-life wife/girlfriend or another wrestler of the shipper's choice). choice. Seth/[[Wrestling/FinnBalor Finn]] for example is a popular [[ShipMates sister ship ship]] for Dean/Roman.)
1st Apr '18 6:48:21 PM NorthRaider
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** Shield shipping in general tends to have three possible outcomes: OneTrueThreesome (self-explanatory), RonTheDeathEater (ship two of them, demonize the third), or CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds (third guy gets paired with either their real-life wife/girlfriend or another wrestler of the shipper's choice). Seth/[[Wrestling/FinnBalor Finn]] for example is a popular sister ship for Dean/Roman.
9th Mar '18 9:37:01 PM gbw1996
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* SeasonalRot: Season three is widely considered by fans to be a trainwreck of epic proportions, due to the show focusing on mainly on the Mara/Vic/Shane triangle while arbitrarily splitting up the other partners on the show (Julian/Danny and Claudette/Dutch) for the bulk of the season. The failures of the season is said to have caused the show to lose it's Golden Boy status within The FX Network, resulting in the show having to resort to stunt casting in seasons four and five to convince network executives to continue believing in the show. Luckily just about all fans agree that it recovered from this immediately in season four, and avoided any more rot right through to the series finale.

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* SeasonalRot: Season three is widely considered by fans to be a trainwreck the weakest season of epic proportions, the series, due to the show focusing on mainly on the Mara/Vic/Shane triangle while arbitrarily splitting up the other partners on the show (Julian/Danny and Claudette/Dutch) for the bulk of the season. The failures of the season is said to have caused the show to lose it's Golden Boy status within The FX Network, resulting in the show having to resort to stunt casting in seasons four and five to convince network executives to continue believing in the show. Luckily just about all fans agree that it recovered from this immediately in season four, and avoided any more rot right through to the series finale.
2nd Mar '18 7:41:46 AM wat
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* JerkassWoobie: Shane. He may be an asshole, but there are several moments in the series where you just have to feel for the guy as far as the sheer level of abuse he suffers at the hands Vic Mackey. Not to mention the fact that his entire downward spiral character-arc wise is based upon the fact that Vic Mackey treated him like dogshit when, in the second episode of the series, he went to Vic and admitted feeling regret for the role he played in helping Vic kill Terry.
* MagnificentBastard: Antwon Mitchell, Vic. Vic is the very definition of MagnificentBastard, Antwon not so much.

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* JerkassWoobie: Shane. He may be an asshole, but there are several moments in a violent asshole with some deep seated racial prejudices that manifest more than once within the series where you just have to feel for the guy as far as in ugly ways, but the sheer level of emotional abuse he suffers at the hands Vic Mackey. Not to mention of Vic, the fact extreme guilt he feels over having been an accessory to Terry Crowler's murder as well as [[spoiler: his, ultimately unnecessary, decision to kill Lem]], and [[spoiler: his incredibly tragic suicide]] all make him a character that audiences find themselves sympathizing with in spite of his entire downward spiral character-arc wise is based upon the fact that Vic Mackey treated him like dogshit when, in the second episode of the series, he went to Vic and admitted feeling regret for the role he played in helping Vic kill Terry.
various negative traits.
* MagnificentBastard: Vic, Antwon Mitchell, Vic. Vic is the very definition of MagnificentBastard, Antwon not so much.and Aceveda on occasion.
21st Dec '17 5:36:41 PM Nyame
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* SignatureScene: There are three particular moments that have defined the Shield as a stable, both during and after their first run.
** Their debut at ''Survivor Series 2012'', during the WWE Title match between then-champion Wrestling/CMPunk, Wrestling/JohnCena, and Wrestling/{{Ryback}}.
** Their break up on the June 24, 2014 episode of ''RAW'', when Rollins betrayed Ambrose and Reigns to join Wrestling/TheAuthority.
** ''Money in the Bank 2016'': On this night, Rollins defeated Reigns semi-clean to win back the title he had to vacate in November of the previous year -- only for Ambrose, fresh off winning the titular match, to blindside him and cash in, pinning Rollins to win the title. Within ''three minutes'', all three members of the Shield were WWE World Heavyweight Champion. This single moment cemented them as both one of the greatest stables of all time, and the most successful stable of the modern era.
This list shows the last 10 events of 171. Show all.
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