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31st Jan '16 8:29:05 PM Tyk5919
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** Kim Bauer in Season 7. Yes, she's still a damsel in distress, but she quickly shows everyone that she can get out of a sticky situation using nothing but a ''pen''.
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** Kim Bauer in Season 7. Yes, she's still a damsel in distress, but she quickly shows everyone that she can get out of a sticky situation using nothing but a ''pen''. She also put herself in harm's way just to uncover the terrorists' plot, and if it hadn't been for her, the FBI never would've found Jack.

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** Kim Bauer in Season 7. Yes, she's still Mike Doyle. When he first showed up, he was a damsel in distress, racist, sadistic jerkass and a ReplacementScrappy for Curtis Manning. A few episodes after his appearance, [[TookALevelInKindness he started to lighten up a bit]] and his jerk attitude all but she quickly shows everyone went away. Some viewers were more impressed when he revealed that she can get out of he was [[HiddenDepths a sticky situation using nothing but a ''pen''.religious man trying to find "answers"]].
29th Jan '16 10:03:48 AM Tyk5919
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** Rita Brady. She spent all of her screentime whining and bickering with Darren [=McCarthy=]. She ''almost'' got herself rescued when she decided to kill Darren and was about to free Morris, but then put the final nail in her coffin when she kidnapped Morris herself [[{{Greed}} all so she could have the money Fayed intended on giving to Darren]].

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** Agent Samuels from Season 6 blatantly tells Sandra Palmer multiple times that she's far too preachy than she needs to be, and that she only gets special treatment because she's Wayne's sister. ** It's impossible to feel sorry for Rita Brady after Fayed coldly shoots her to death, especially after she willingly delivered Morris to him when she could've freed him.

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** Ahmed Amar is everything that Behrooz Araz ''should'' have been back in Season 4. Unlike Behrooz, he cared about his cause, he was ''much'' less whiny, and much more willing to take risks despite his incompetence (not to mention he single-handedly killed [[AssholeVictim Stan]]). His storyline could've showed him struggling to believe in his cause or had him gradually rise through Fayed's ranks and become one of his most valuable followers. Instead, he's shot to death by a CTU agent who couldn't keep his trigger finger under control, and then forgotten about.

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** Behrooz Araz's storyline. The show tried its damndest to make his subplot sympathetic, but most viewers hated him with a passion and saw him as a typical angty teen who just so happened to be a terrorist relevant to the main plot.

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* {{Wangst}}: Behrooz, in spades. He whines about his girlfriend, his parents, his guilt over working for Marwan, and so on and so forth.
13th Jan '16 4:55:47 AM damus2300
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* ItWasHisSled: ** Nina Myers and Charles Logan are bad. ** Teri Bauer dies at the end of the first season. ** President Palmer and Michelle Dessler both die at the start of Season 5. ** Tony Almeida survives his "death" in the middle of Season 5.
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* ItWasHisSled: ItWasHisSled: 24 has had some memorable twists. ** Season 1: Nina Myers is bad and Charles Logan are bad. she kills Teri. ** Teri Bauer dies at the end Season 2: Marie Warner is a terrorist. ** Season 3: The events of the first season. seven episodes are part of an elaborate sting operation. ** Season 4: Jack fakes his death. ** Season 5: President Palmer and Michelle Dessler both die at the start of Logan is bad. The Chinese capture Jack. ** Season 5. ** Tony Almeida survives his "death" in 6: The Chinese faked Audrey's death and tortured her to the middle brink of insanity. ** Season 5.7: Tony is alive and he's the bad guy. ** Season 8: Hassan dies and the peace treaty he was trying to sign is a fraud. ** ''Live Another Day'': Jack surrenders to the Russians.
2nd Jan '16 6:17:14 PM Tyk5919
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There's been A LOT of terror attacks in the US since Jack Bauer came on television. Just none as large-scale as 9/11.
** There has not been a terrorist attack in the United States since Jack Bauer first appeared on television. The best part? '''It's.''' '''[[TruthInTelevision Truth. In. Television!]]'''
2nd Jan '16 5:57:50 AM judasmartel
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* MemeticBadass: "Jack Bauer is the leading cause of death among Muslim men." "TELL ME WHERE MARWAN IS!"
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* MemeticBadass: MemeticBadass: ** "Jack Bauer is the leading cause of death among Muslim men." " *** "TELL ME WHERE MARWAN IS!"

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* MemeticBadass: "Jack ** There has not been a terrorist attack in the United States since Jack Bauer is the leading cause of death among Muslim men." "TELL ME WHERE MARWAN IS!"first appeared on television. The best part? '''It's.''' '''[[TruthInTelevision Truth. In. Television!]]'''
27th Dec '15 5:40:35 PM pisacrap
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** [[http://forums.syfy.com/index.php?showtopic=2267064 This Chicago Tribune Redeye contest from 2007]] (the link to the actual poll no longer works). [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Kara "Starbuck" Thrace]] (played by Creator/KateeSackhoff) beats out Jack Bauer as the best character on TV. Three years later, during the eighth season of ''24'', [[spoiler:Jack Bauer kills Dana Walsh (played by Katee Sackhoff) in a murderous rage]].
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** [[http://forums.syfy.com/index.php?showtopic=2267064 This In the Chicago Tribune Redeye contest from 2007]] (the link to the actual poll no longer works). [=RedEye=]'s 2007 Best TV Character Contest, Jack Bauer came in second under [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Kara "Starbuck" Thrace]] (played by Creator/KateeSackhoff) beats out Jack Bauer as the best character on TV. Creator/KateeSackhoff). Three years later, during the ''24'''s eighth season of ''24'', season, [[spoiler:Jack Bauer kills cold-bloodedly murdered Dana Walsh (played by Katee Sackhoff) in a murderous rage]].Sackhoff)]].
18th Nov '15 6:41:17 PM Tyk5919
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Somehow I confused Filler with a BLAM moment. The hell was I thinking when I made this edit earlier?
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: One could argue that the Kevin Wade/Dana Walsh subplot from Season 8 is this. Although it threw a wrench into Cole and Dana's relationship, by the time the subplot ended, nothing changed except for the death of three people, none of whom affected the main story. Cole and Dana's relationship ended up [[spoiler:going down the toilet anyway--not because of this subplot, but because Cole finds out she's the Mole in CTU]]. None of the characters even mentioned the parole officer looking for Kevin Wade suddenly disappeared, [[FridgeHorror or that his body is still resting inside an air vent within CTU]].

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: One could argue that ** Near the Kevin Wade/Dana Walsh subplot from end of Season 8 is this. Although it threw a wrench into 8, Cole shoves Jack to the ground and Dana's relationship, by screams "Look, I can't do this!" at him. A few years after the time the subplot season ended, nothing changed except for the death of three people, none of whom affected the main story. Cole and Dana's relationship ended up [[spoiler:going down the toilet anyway--not because of Freddie Prinze Jr. admitted that he despised working with Kiefer Sutherland so much that he ''almost quit his career in acting'', which makes this subplot, but because Cole finds out she's the Mole in CTU]]. None of the characters even mentioned the parole officer looking for Kevin Wade suddenly disappeared, [[FridgeHorror or that his body is still resting inside an air vent within CTU]].moment seem like he was LeaningOnTheFourthWall.
18th Nov '15 9:30:25 AM Tyk5919
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Changing/expanding on some details.
*** This occurred minutes after [[spoiler: Dana Walsh murdered innocents, threatened to murder others, attempted to escape police custody, and attempted to murder Jack. The only reason she was unarmed? She had ''just'' emptied out a gun trying to kill Jack.]]

* BadassDecay: In response to criticisms that the show promoted the use of torture, the writers of the show drastically toned down the number of times Jack tortures bad guys in the later seasons. Many fans felt that the kinder and gentler Jack Bauer made the show less entertaining to watch, as much of the show's appeal came in watching Jack interrogate [[KickTheSonOfABitch antagonists who are completely unsympathetic.]] ** The last few hours of season 8, the (then) final season, reversed this for Jack. ''Hard''. * BaseBreaker: Kate Morgan from ''Live Another Day''. Fan response ran the gamut from "competent, badass, hands-down best new character of the season" to "one-note MarySue who's stealing valuable screentime from more interesting characters". This is a first for Yvonne Strahovski, whose other two famous television roles were either unanimously loved (Sarah on ''{{Series/Chuck}}'') or unanimously hated (Hannah on ''{{Series/Dexter}}'').
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* BadassDecay: In response to criticisms that the show promoted the use of torture, the writers of the show drastically toned down the number of times Jack tortures bad guys in the later seasons. Many fans felt that the kinder and gentler Jack Bauer made the show less entertaining to watch, as much of the show's appeal came in watching Jack interrogate [[KickTheSonOfABitch antagonists who are completely unsympathetic.]] ** The last few hours of season ]] For better or worse, Season 8, the (then) final season, reversed this for Jack. ''Hard''. * BaseBreaker: BaseBreaker: ** Kate Morgan from ''Live Another Day''. Fan response ran the gamut from "competent, badass, hands-down best new character of the season" to "one-note MarySue who's stealing valuable screentime from more interesting characters". This is a first for Yvonne Strahovski, whose other two famous television roles were either unanimously loved (Sarah on ''{{Series/Chuck}}'') or unanimously hated (Hannah on ''{{Series/Dexter}}''). ** Audrey Boudreau in ''Live Another Day''. Some fans didn't like that Audrey was back, especially since (until the last two episodes), she contributed almost nothing to the plot and chewed-up screen-time by constantly bickering with her husband and talking to her father. Others were glad to see her restored to her full health again, and enjoyed her interactions with the President and (briefly) Jack. * BigLippedAlligatorMoment: One could argue that the Kevin Wade/Dana Walsh subplot from Season 8 is this. Although it threw a wrench into Cole and Dana's relationship, by the time the subplot ended, nothing changed except for the death of three people, none of whom affected the main story. Cole and Dana's relationship ended up [[spoiler:going down the toilet anyway--not because of this subplot, but because Cole finds out she's the Mole in CTU]]. None of the characters even mentioned the parole officer looking for Kevin Wade suddenly disappeared, [[FridgeHorror or that his body is still resting inside an air vent within CTU]].

*** In the final episode, [[spoiler:Audrey is killed off for no story purpose (it's not like Jack doesn't have plenty of reasons to hate Cheng already)]]. The fans' reaction was...predictable.
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*** In the final episode, [[spoiler:Audrey is killed off for no story purpose (it's not like Jack doesn't have plenty of reasons to hate Cheng already)]]. The fans' reaction was...predictable.predictable, and negatively falls into three bases. Either you hated that [[spoiler:the show killed off yet ''another'' love interest for Jack]], you shrugged off [[spoiler:her death (since she was already a BaseBreaker for this season)]], or you didn't mind that [[spoiler:she died, but at the same time, were appalled that the writer's threw a DiabolusExMachina into the finale to cause her death, whereas Renee's death had proper buildup before it happened and affected both the plot and Jack's character]].

* LoveToHate: Nina Myers may be a heartless [[TheSociopath Sociopath]] who [[spoiler:killed Jack's wife]], and Charles Logan may be a manipulative, weasly SmugSnake, but they are by far two of the greatest recurring villains in the series. There's even a poll on the ''24'' Wiki asking users who their favorite recurring villain is, and well over ''two-thirds'' of the voters chose them.
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* LoveToHate: LoveToHate: ** Nina Myers may be a heartless [[TheSociopath Sociopath]] who [[spoiler:killed Jack's wife]], and Charles Logan may be a manipulative, weasly SmugSnake, but they are by far two of the greatest recurring villains in the series. There's even a poll on the ''24'' Wiki asking users who their favorite recurring villain is, and well over ''two-thirds'' of the voters chose them.them. ** Dana Walsh. At least in the second half of Season 8, where [[spoiler:we find out she's TheMole and she becomes ''much'' more plot-relevant.]] Before this happened, she was an abysmal Scrappy chewing up way too much screen-time.

* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: [[spoiler: Tony]] in season 7. It's clear he was supposed to be viewed in some sort of WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds light by the end, but the fact that the revelation regarding it is almost thrown in [[AssPull at the last second]] [[BrokenBase hasn't sit well with some people]] as well as his willingness to kill innocent people despite [[BlatantLies claims that they were never actually in danger]], especially when compared to [[spoiler: Jack's]] turn in season 8 where he still [[EvenEvilHasStandards had some principles]] and was cleary [[HurtingHero suffering]] even as his actions became darker through the final third of it.
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: ** [[spoiler: Tony]] in season 7. It's clear he was supposed to be viewed in some sort of WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds light by the end, but the fact that the revelation regarding it is almost thrown in [[AssPull at the last second]] [[BrokenBase hasn't sit well with some people]] as well as his willingness to kill innocent people despite [[BlatantLies claims that they were never actually in danger]], especially when compared to [[spoiler: Jack's]] turn in season 8 where he still [[EvenEvilHasStandards had some principles]] and was cleary [[HurtingHero suffering]] even as his actions became darker through the final third of it.it. ** [[spoiler:Dana Walsh's death]] from Season 8. While some fans were shocked to see her go, a number of viewers were surprised that the show made her death seem so shocking when the character in question [[spoiler:had ''just tried'' to murder Jack Bauer, and killed two innocent people in the same episode]]. And considering that her character wasn't likable to begin with, [[TakeThatScrappy some viewers were delighted to see the character's demise]].
30th Oct '15 3:20:23 AM damus2300
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** Back in season 4, Mandy made it look like she blew herself and Tony up with a car bomb thanks to Bill hastily ordering the CTU team to move in. Note was that simple carelessness or did he [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse mean to have Tony killed?]]
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** Back in season 4, Mandy made it look like she blew herself and Tony up with a car bomb thanks to Bill hastily ordering the CTU team to move in. Note was Was that simple carelessness or did he [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse mean to have Tony killed?]]
30th Oct '15 3:18:32 AM damus2300
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** Back in season 4, Mandy made it look like she blew herself and Tony up with a car bomb thanks to Bill hastily ordering the CTU team to move in. Note was that simple carelessness or did he [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse mean to have Tony killed?]]
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