^^^Forgot Ultraviolet. I think that was the first time I saw the murderer-from-tragic-necessity angstfest that has become so cliche. Ultraviolet did it rather well, so well that for me it pretty much drained the well of emo dry.
At some level when I see that trope I'm thinking, "Ultraviolet did it so much better it makes your feeble efforts look like My Little Pony!"
I don't dwell on Ultraviolet much because, let's face it, mastering the noble-killer-tormented-by-irrational-guilt is sort of like master the art of the dusty limerick. Impressive but it's not really something to look for.
(Sorry, no real feelings there, but the thread was just crying out for a My Little Pony reference. How could the rest of you ignore those pitiful whimpers?)
And it probably got Stephen Moyer his True Blood gig, too.