It is no secret that I have a profound pseudo-crush on Victoria, the most lovely ex-girlfriend of ultra-douchey Ted Mosby on the sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother.’  My adoration of the character/actress aside, I have always enjoyed the adventures of young Ted finding his way in the world, making mistakes and spouting half-educated psycho-sexual theories on THE ONE and how to find her.  Although the series has literally NO clue about realities of love or married life, I still enjoy watching the characters bumbling around, being funny and awesome in spite of their crippling personality flaws.  That said, the beginning of Season 8 damaged the Ted character beyond repair for me, as the man who supposedly believes in love and honor above all stole another guy’s girl ON THEIR WEDDING DAY.  Yes, Victoria is amazing, and sure, he’s had a lot of jerkass moments before, but after spending 8 years pontificating about finding your true love (as well as getting left at the altar himself), the hypocrisy of Ted’s actions were a solid shark-jumping moment in a series known for it’s potential S-J-Ms.

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also hasn’t forgiven Iron Man for the entirety of 2006, no matter how good his movies are, asking: What’s the most unforgivable decision made by a fictional character that you otherwise love?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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4 Comments

  1. May 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm — Reply

    Robb Stark marrying Jeyne Westerling in the Song of Ice and Fire books. You ultimately reap what you sow.

  2. Stark
    May 19, 2013 at 10:28 pm — Reply

    Gwen Stacy boning Norman Osborn

  3. Mike
    May 20, 2013 at 9:43 pm — Reply

    Wait, you mean BESIDES Pete making a deal with Mephisto? I haven’t picked up a Spidey book since, and probably never will again. I know it’s ridiculous at this point, but I’ve noticed that now I’m unconsciously avoiding books he even makes an appearance in.

    Yeah yeah….I know…

  4. May 25, 2013 at 1:40 am — Reply

    Wonder Woman killing Maxwell Lord. I’m used to superheroes finding another way, outsmarting the villain not just being meaner and tougher.

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