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Common in series that use MonsterOfTheWeek or MysteryOfTheWeek. In more supernatural series, having a victim of the week is also a very good way to showcase the special powers or other abilities of this week's monster or villain that the hero must overcome in order to save the day.

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Common in series that use MonsterOfTheWeek or MysteryOfTheWeek. In more supernatural series, having a victim of the week is also a very good way to [[MonsterMunch showcase the special powers or other abilities of this week's monster or villain villain]] that the hero must overcome in order to save the day.


If it always seems to be the same person that fills this role (in a non-fatal way, obviously[[note]]well, [[TheyKilledKenny usually]][[/note]]), then it's a DesignatedVictim.

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If it always seems to be the same person that fills this role (in a non-fatal way, obviously[[note]]well, [[TheyKilledKenny [[TheyKilledKennyAgain usually]][[/note]]), then it's a DesignatedVictim.


** ''Anime/HugttoPrettyCure'', victims are targeted when their anger fills them with negative energy, creating an [[MonsterOfTheWeek Oshimaida]].

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** ''Anime/HugttoPrettyCure'', victims are targeted when their anger or sadness fills them with negative energy, creating an [[MonsterOfTheWeek Oshimaida]].

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** ''Anime/HugttoPrettyCure'', victims are targeted when their anger fills them with negative energy, creating an [[MonsterOfTheWeek Oshimaida]].


* About half the time on ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', the titular person is someone who is ''going'' to be the victim of a violent crime and the protagonists have to intervene before that happens (the rest of the time, the person is someone who's going to ''commit'' a crime and they need to figure out who the victim is).

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* About half the time on ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', the titular person is someone who is ''going'' to be the victim of a violent crime and the protagonists have to intervene before that happens (the rest of the time, the person is someone who's going to ''commit'' a crime and they need to figure out who the victim is). [[ProphecyTwist It has also done every possible variation on these two possible states]], everything from a single person being a victim of one crime and a perpetrator of another to a character intentionally gaming the system by ordering a hit on herself.

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* Series/{{Bones}} almost every week. The victims are described in the episode titles as ''The (someone) in the (somewhere)''.


* Most ''LawAndOrder'' spinoffs, particularly ''Criminal Intent'', which starts off with the crime.

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* Most ''LawAndOrder'' ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' spinoffs, particularly ''Criminal Intent'', which starts off with the crime.


* Enma Ai, the ''Anime/HellGirl'', frequently deals with victims of this type, who have often suffered horribly at the hands of the tormentors that they want sent to Hell.

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* Enma Ai, Ai Enma, the ''Anime/HellGirl'', frequently deals with victims of this type, who have often suffered horribly at the hands of the tormentors that they want sent to Hell.


* ''Harper's Island's'' entire premise is that there is at least one victim every week.

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* ''Harper's Island's'' ''Series/HarpersIsland's'' entire premise is that there is at least one victim every week.


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* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' always has at least one, and usually [[NeverOneMurder more than one]].
* ''Series/AgathaRaisin''
* Justified in ''Series/TheCoroner'' as the coroner only gets involved if there is a death to investigate.


* Being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' subverts this trope because the various non-fatal victims of the week that we met at the series are regulars in her DebutQueue (they will not solve their problems) or people who will solve their problems themselves, [[StopHelpingMe despite the help the protagonist gives]].

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* Being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' subverts this trope because the various non-fatal victims of the week that we met at the series are regulars in her DebutQueue (they will not solve their problems) or people who will solve their problems themselves, [[StopHelpingMe [[UnwantedAssistance despite the help the protagonist gives]].


Common in series that use MonsterOfTheWeek or MysteryOfTheWeek. In more supernatural shows, having a victim of the week is also a very good way to showcase the special powers or other abilities of this week's monster or villain that the hero must overcome in order to save the day.

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Common in series that use MonsterOfTheWeek or MysteryOfTheWeek. In more supernatural shows, series, having a victim of the week is also a very good way to showcase the special powers or other abilities of this week's monster or villain that the hero must overcome in order to save the day.


Common in series that use MonsterOfTheWeek or MysteryOfTheWeek. In more supernatural shows, having a victim of the week also serves to showcase the special powers or other abilities of this week's monster or villain that the hero must overcome in order to save the day.

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Common in series that use MonsterOfTheWeek or MysteryOfTheWeek. In more supernatural shows, having a victim of the week is also serves a very good way to showcase the special powers or other abilities of this week's monster or villain that the hero must overcome in order to save the day.


Common in series that use MonsterOfTheWeek or MysteryOfTheWeek. In more supernatural shows, having a victim of the week also serves to showcase the special powers of this week's monster or villain that the hero must overcome in order to save the day.

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Common in series that use MonsterOfTheWeek or MysteryOfTheWeek. In more supernatural shows, having a victim of the week also serves to showcase the special powers or other abilities of this week's monster or villain that the hero must overcome in order to save the day.


Common in series that use MonsterOfTheWeek or MysteryOfTheWeek.

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Common in series that use MonsterOfTheWeek or MysteryOfTheWeek.
MysteryOfTheWeek. In more supernatural shows, having a victim of the week also serves to showcase the special powers of this week's monster or villain that the hero must overcome in order to save the day.


* If you're in the ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' universe and Kenshiro isn't dealing with ArcVillain or being next to you, pray for your luck and stay away from anyone with [[TheQuincyPunk Mohawk]], because you're likely to be bullied, mugged and killed by [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels them]].

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* If you're in the ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' universe and Kenshiro isn't dealing with some ArcVillain or being next to helping you, pray for your luck and stay away from anyone with [[TheQuincyPunk Mohawk]], Mohawks]], because you're likely to be bullied, mugged and killed by [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels them]].

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