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* The perpetrator in "Fault" is basically NightmareFuel personified. He's a sexual sadist who once tortured a boy so severely that even decades later, the victim was afraid to leave his house, he kills three people to kidnap the family's two young children, and then he kills one of the kids (in front of the other one, no less) just to stick it to the detectives. Luckily, it's stated that he was so busy eluding the cops, he didn't have the chance to do anything to the surviving child (apart from scarring her mentally with everything she saw).

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* The perpetrator in "Fault" is basically NightmareFuel personified. He's a sexual sadist who once tortured a boy so severely that even decades later, the victim was afraid to leave his house, he kills three people to kidnap the family's two young children, and then he kills one of the kids (in front of the other one, no less) just to stick it to the detectives. Luckily, it's stated that he was so busy eluding the cops, he didn't have the chance to do anything directly to the surviving child (apart from scarring (though what she witnessed and the fear it would have triggered in her mentally with everything she saw).was likely enough to scar her for life).


* The perpetrator in "Fault" is basically NightmareFuel personified. He's a sexual sadist who once tortured a boy so severely that even decades later, the victim was afraid to leave his house, he kills three people to kidnap the family's two young children, and then he kills one of the kids (in front of the other one, no less) just to stick it to the detectives. Luckily, it's stated that he was so busy eluding the cops, he didn't have the chance to do anything to the surviving child.

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* The perpetrator in "Fault" is basically NightmareFuel personified. He's a sexual sadist who once tortured a boy so severely that even decades later, the victim was afraid to leave his house, he kills three people to kidnap the family's two young children, and then he kills one of the kids (in front of the other one, no less) just to stick it to the detectives. Luckily, it's stated that he was so busy eluding the cops, he didn't have the chance to do anything to the surviving child.child (apart from scarring her mentally with everything she saw).

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[[/folder]]** He was a RedHerring for the rape, but he really did set her on fire.

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* The perpetrator in "Fault" is basically NightmareFuel personified. He's a sexual sadist who once tortured a boy so severely that even decades later, the victim was afraid to leave his house, he kills three people to kidnap the family's two young children, and then he kills one of the kids (in front of the other one, no less) just to stick it to the detectives. Luckily, it's stated that he was so busy eluding the cops, he didn't have the chance to do anything to the surviving child.


* "Vanity's Bonfire": The character of Dia Nobile, a mentally unstable photographer who became a {{Yandere}} for Kent Webster, a married lawyer she had an affair with, using his semen to conceive a baby behind his back and [[StalkerWithACrush befriending his daughter to get information on their family.]] When Kent's father had a lawyer place the baby girl, Tessa, with adoptive parents, Dia began plotting to take her back, stalking the parents and decorating her own loft to look exactly like Tessa's bedroom, eventually kidnapping her, which begins the plot of the episode. Notably, unlike most SVU villains, she's not a sadist or a sociopath playing games for her own amusement. She [[BelievingTheirOwnLies has convinced herself beyond all reason]] that Kent wants to leave his wife and daughter to form a new family with her and baby Tessa. When Kent rejects her, she punishes him by leaking details of their affair to the press, ''on the day of his and his wife's anniversary'' (which she was almost certainly aware of, considering her stalking habits). She is utterly lost and delusional, clinging to a fantasy that can never be real, and [[ItsAllAboutMe willing to destroy two other families to fulfill her selfish desires.]] Even her voice is high-pitched and strangely childlike, adding to her image as a PsychopathicWomanchild. It makes one wonder what happened in her past to make her so deranged...

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* "Vanity's Bonfire": The character of Dia Nobile, a mentally unstable photographer who became a {{Yandere}} for Kent Webster, a married lawyer she had an affair with, using his semen to conceive a baby behind his back and [[StalkerWithACrush befriending his daughter to get information on their family.]] When Kent's father had a lawyer place the baby girl, Tessa, with adoptive parents, Dia began plotting to take her back, stalking the parents and decorating her own loft to look exactly like Tessa's bedroom, eventually kidnapping her, which begins the plot of the episode. Notably, unlike most SVU villains, she's not a sadist or a sociopath playing games for her own amusement. She [[BelievingTheirOwnLies has convinced herself beyond all reason]] that Kent wants to leave his wife and daughter to form a new family with her and baby Tessa. When Kent rejects her, she punishes him by leaking details of their affair to the press, ''on the day of his and his wife's anniversary'' (which she was almost certainly aware of, considering her stalking habits). She is utterly lost and delusional, clinging to a fantasy that can never be real, and [[ItsAllAboutMe willing to destroy two other families to fulfill her selfish desires.]] Even her voice is high-pitched and strangely childlike, adding to her image as a PsychopathicWomanchild. It makes one wonder what happened in her past to make her so deranged...


* "Raw" centers around a shooting at an elementary school, injuring multiple students and killing one. The family of one of the injured students had just moved to the city a month prior and didn't know anyone in the area yet, and when the shooters' motivations come to light later, it's implied that their daughter wasn't meant to be a target of the shooting at all. The parents of the boy who was killed in the shooting had recently adopted him, thinking they were saving him from a terrible life in his home country, only for him to be murdered on a playground. [[spoiler: The latter gets even worse at the end of the episode; it turns out that the parents (who are secretly Neo-Nazis) were the ones who organized the shooting so that they could get money from the life insurance policies they took out on him. They literally adopted an innocent child just to have him murdered for the money.]]

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* "Raw" centers around a shooting at an elementary school, injuring multiple students and killing one. The family of one of the injured students had just moved to the city a month prior and didn't know anyone in the area yet, and when the shooters' motivations come to light later, it's implied that their daughter wasn't meant to be a target of the shooting at all. The parents of the boy who was killed in the shooting had recently adopted him, thinking they were saving him from a terrible life in his home country, foster care, only for him to be murdered on a playground. [[spoiler: The latter gets even worse at the end of the episode; it turns out that the parents (who are secretly Neo-Nazis) were the ones who organized the shooting so that they could get money from the life insurance policies they took out on him.him -- and they weren't even neo-Nazis themselves, just willing to ally with whoever they could find to do their dirty work. They literally adopted an innocent child just to have him murdered for the money.]]


** Rob Sweeney, the fraternity brother in charge of hazing new pledges, is revealed to be a brutal sadist. He took a pledge down to the basement, beat him with a paddle for 20 minutes straight, and then shoved it so far up his anus that he bled, insulting him the entire time and asking him if he was going to quit -- it was so bad that the Pledge Master, who wasn't exactly anti-hazing himself, thought he had gone too far and made him stop. He shows no remorse for his actions, [[DissonantSerenity remaining calm]] and coolly lying throughout the trial, only breaking down in tears [[ItsAllAboutMe when he is forced to read the Tau Omega ledger on the witness stand and reveal what he did.]]

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** Rob Sweeney, the fraternity brother in charge of hazing new pledges, is revealed to be a brutal sadist. He took a pledge down to the basement, beat him with a paddle for 20 minutes straight, and then shoved it so far up his anus that he bled, insulting him the entire time and asking him if he was going to quit -- it was so bad that the Pledge Master, who wasn't exactly anti-hazing himself, thought he had gone too far and made him stop.quit. He shows no remorse for his actions, [[DissonantSerenity remaining calm]] and coolly lying throughout the trial, only breaking down in tears [[ItsAllAboutMe when he is forced to read the Tau Omega ledger on the witness stand and reveal what he did.]]


** Rob Sweeney, the fraternity brother in charge of hazing new pledges, is revealed to be a brutal sadist. He took a pledge down to the basement, beat him with a paddle for 20 minutes straight, and then shoved it so far up his anus that he bled, insulting him the entire time and asking him if he was going to quit. He shows no remorse for his actions, [[DissonantSerenity remaining calm]] and coolly lying throughout the trial, only breaking down in tears [[ItsAllAboutMe when he is forced to read the Tau Omega ledger on the witness stand and reveal what he did.]]

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** Rob Sweeney, the fraternity brother in charge of hazing new pledges, is revealed to be a brutal sadist. He took a pledge down to the basement, beat him with a paddle for 20 minutes straight, and then shoved it so far up his anus that he bled, insulting him the entire time and asking him if he was going to quit.quit -- it was so bad that the Pledge Master, who wasn't exactly anti-hazing himself, thought he had gone too far and made him stop. He shows no remorse for his actions, [[DissonantSerenity remaining calm]] and coolly lying throughout the trial, only breaking down in tears [[ItsAllAboutMe when he is forced to read the Tau Omega ledger on the witness stand and reveal what he did.]]



*** This guy was bad even by Tau Omega standards. The "Dahmer" in the entry is the Pledge Master, who wasn't exactly anti-hazing, and even he thought the other guy had gone too far.

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*** This guy was bad even by Tau Omega standards. The "Dahmer" in the entry is the Pledge Master, who wasn't exactly anti-hazing, and even he thought the other guy had gone too far.

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* "Web": This whole episode, complete with BackStory, provides a lot. A woman's husband molested their eleven-year-old son, and was sent to prison. Their son didn't cooperate during therapy because of being extensively groomed. Four years later, her younger son comes forward to say he's being molested, too. It turns out that he's been raped by his brother -- the older son -- who made child pornography of it. She convinces SVU to let the older brother come home for one night so he'll flip on the consumers of the porn. Instead, he's abducted and brutally beaten by one of them. Beginning to end horrible.


A show about dealing with victims of sexual abuse and crimes is bound to be rife with examples of NightmareFuel. Here are but a few examples.

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A show about dealing with victims of sexual abuse and In the criminal justice system, there are crimes is bound to be rife with examples of NightmareFuel. Here considered especially [[NightmareFuel heinous and horrifying]], for prosecutors, victims, and audience alike. These are but a few the examples.


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** HateDumb is depicted in the highest order. A woman who married rich is developing a video game and a gang of misogynistic gamers take offense to this. Starting with simply sending threats to her and assaulting her female employees, when she makes the announcement of her game, they abduct her on stage, causing a black out as a distraction. Then it gets even more depraved; [[spoiler: the gang make and post videos of them beating the woman, raping her and forcing her to call herself a slut and deny her love for her husband. They see it all as a game and consider each video posting a form of "leveling up". When the police finally catch them, they have her wrists taped to a gun and set a trap for her to fire. Even when the gang's leader is killed and the rest are arrested, the poor woman is so broken by the experience, that as far as she's concerned, they won.]] As much as people love to mock this episode (the [[{{Narm}} bad writing]] did not help), it's not at all hilarious for women gamers and those in the games industry who have experienced harassment in real life.

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** HateDumb is depicted in the highest order. A woman who married rich is developing a video game and a gang of misogynistic gamers take offense to this. Starting with simply sending threats to her and assaulting her female employees, when she makes the announcement of her game, they abduct her on stage, causing a black out as a distraction. Then it gets even more depraved; [[spoiler: the gang make and post videos of them beating the woman, raping her and forcing her to call herself a slut and deny her love for her husband. They see it all as a game and consider each video posting a form of "leveling up". When the police finally catch them, they have her wrists taped to a gun and set a trap for her to fire. Even when the gang's leader is killed and the rest are arrested, the poor woman is so broken by the experience, that as far as she's concerned, they won.]] As much as people love to mock this episode (the [[{{Narm}} bad writing]] did not help), it's not at all hilarious for women gamers and those in the games industry who have experienced harassment in real life.

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