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Fridge Horror

     Blaine Anderson 
  • Blaine leaped to Kurt's aid after ten minutes of knowing him. Ordinarily this would be a Marty Stu trait, but it's revealed he didn't even consider the possibility that Kurt wouldn't tell the truth—if Kurt had been someone else, or even if he'd met Blaine before he stopped being a Manipulative Bastard, things could have gotten ugly. And they did.
  • He's gentlemanly and chaste because he slept with a guy at sixteen, thought Sex Equals Love, and ended up strung along for weeks because the guy had no intention of taking responsibility. Which means that the Warblers' constant Lampshade Hanging that Blaine is too uptight and will wait till domestic-partnership to sleep with Kurt? No longer funny.
  • The destruction of Blaine's Relationship-Sue status has a new Tear Jerker when you realize that outside of the Warblers, Kurt and Greg are the only two people who genuinely care about him and are physically there to show it.
  • Prentiss points out that Blaine probably wouldn't recognize more complicated abuse because of his naïveté.
  • Trent mentions that seventeen-year-old Blaine looks like he's twenty years old, and while a lot of characters think Blaine is Mr. Fanservice, Jameela the nurse tells Morgan that it's probably caused him a lot of grief since other adults inevitably forget that Blaine's just a teenager. This horrifies Morgan into remembering that most of Blaine's unrequited loves are older than him.

     General Story 
  • Both in- and out-universe: if Finn's locked in Kurt's car trunk, then what happened to Kurt?
    • According to The Castle, Kurt is fine. But Blaine may be doing even worse than he already was, seeing as hiding in an abandoned hotel isn't exactly following the "get lots of rest and keep things quiet" advice for concussions.
  • More horror is invoked in-universe at the end of The Curse, where it's suggested that Alex may have sexually assaulted Blaine at some point.
    • Thankfully, both testing and River have confirmed that no such assault occurred.
  • If David and Wes hadn't insisted that Alex kidnap them as well, then Alex would have had Blaine alone, concussed, helpless and entirely at his mercy, and it's possible that unless he ran off as he did in the story, he might never have been rescued.
  • Nick was initially the Cloud Cuckoolander stoner of the Warblers, who was Played for Laughs against Jeff's long-suffering normality. However, his lying constantly bogs down the police investigation, and Jeff is apparently used to Nick coming to his house at weird hours because he got in trouble. He's had episodes of uncharacteristic anger and crying, Hotch and Sansa are extremely worried about his emotional well-being (especially since Sansa can't give him therapy anymore), and it's implied in "The Tower" that Nick's aunt and the Warblers are enabling his risk-taking because they know that he's not as happy-go-lucky as he seems.
  • Littlefinger has indirectly caused the trauma and injury of several teenagers, and it's pretty safe to say he's wrecked the family life of one of their friends by forcing his dad to become a criminal. This is all because they're in proximity of his obsession with a woman young enough to be his daughter.

Fridge Brilliance

  • Considering how close the Warblers are and how low Blaine's self-esteem is, it's not hard to think that they give Blaine a lot of solos in-canon because they think he's passing them up. Or they just want to make him feel better.

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