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* ''Series/Supergirl2015'': In the tie-in comic series, made-of-diamond villain Facet spends months trying to ruin [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]]'s life until Kara loses patience, takes her to the upper atmosphere and lets her go. Supergirl lampshades how dumb is to taunt someone who can ''fly'':
-->'''Supergirl:''' But here's the thing about messing with people who can fly when you can't... They choose how you land.
2nd Oct '17 1:29:09 PM Owlorange1995
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Eddie Thawne wants to assemble a police task force to capture the Flash, who he sees as responsible for the dangerous events in Central City. Problem is, The Flash has SuperSpeed. Eddie quickly realizes how out of his depth he is when he's beaten senseless by the speedster under the control of another metahuman, but he puts together his task force ''anyway''. It's only after The Flash saves him from the Reverse-Flash does he warm up to a partnership.
5th Aug '17 2:04:59 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** From ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' we have Bulk and Skull, who (as [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] pointed out) regularly bullied a group of six classmates, all of whom could easily beat the crap out of them (even though they mostly seemed to pick on Billy, the weakest of the group). Luckily for them, the Rangers were far too nice to ever do anything. It is shown in [[EnsembleDarkhorse Tommy's]] introduction, though: they go to harass the new kid, only for him to pull off an impromptu demonstration of his martial arts skills (never actually touching either bully), which causes them to run away in wide-eyed terror.

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** From ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' we have Bulk and Skull, who (as [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] pointed out) regularly bullied a group of six classmates, all of whom could easily beat the crap out of them (even though they mostly seemed to pick on Billy, the weakest of the group). Luckily for them, the Rangers were far too nice to ever do anything. It is shown in [[EnsembleDarkhorse Tommy's]] introduction, though: they go to harass the new kid, only for him to pull off an impromptu demonstration of his martial arts skills (never actually touching either bully), which causes them to run away in wide-eyed terror. They've also been willing to attack monsters and mooks, occasionally even saving the day.
21st Apr '17 5:07:07 AM LondonKdS
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** Sherlock himself does this with tragic results in "The Six Thatchers". After exposing an elderly female civil servant as the traitor in the British secret service, he proceeds to start gloating and insulting her intelligence and lower social class. He's surprised when the person he knew was a ruthless killer linked to espionage pulls out a pistol and shoots at him, whereupon Mary takes the bullet and is killed.
14th Apr '17 1:47:12 AM StFan
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* {{Subverted|Trope}} on ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Gwen is a young woman who can electrocute people by touching them with her bare skin. As a child, she was sent to a boarding school and is approached by a boy asking if she's "a freak." The audience braces itself...but he's not bullying her, just asking her an innocent question, and follows up with "you don't look like a freak." Unfortunately, he offers to share a toy car with her, and when she reaches out to take it, she ends up electrocuting him to death anyway.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'''s Santana Lopez - a tallish, bitchy but light cheerleader who can hold her own in CatFight against most girls in the school - picks a fight with Lauren Zizes over her developing relationship with Puck. Unfortunately for Santana, Lauren is the Ohio state champion in greco-roman wrestling, and a big, confident girl with a bad attitude to boot. Calling the resultant fight a CurbstompBattle is possibly longer than the actual fight.

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* {{Subverted|Trope}} on ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Gwen is a young woman who can electrocute people by touching them with her bare skin. As a child, she was sent to a boarding school and is approached by a boy asking if she's "a freak." The audience braces itself... but he's not bullying her, just asking her an innocent question, and follows up with "you don't look like a freak." Unfortunately, he offers to share a toy car with her, and when she reaches out to take it, she ends up electrocuting him to death anyway.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'''s Santana Lopez - -- a tallish, bitchy but light cheerleader who can hold her own in CatFight against most girls in the school - picks a fight with Lauren Zizes over her developing relationship with Puck. Unfortunately for Santana, Lauren is the Ohio state champion in greco-roman wrestling, and a big, confident girl with a bad attitude to boot. Calling the resultant fight a CurbstompBattle is possibly longer than the actual fight.



** Magnusson knows Mary was an assassin from the CIA, and seems convinced John is the only important person in ''two'' lives. Sherlock's life and Mary', to be exact. He is still convinced that he can make John do what he wants if he doesn't want information on his wife to be released (which could get ''him'' killed as well), and also is pretty convinced that if he owns Sherlock, he owns Mycroft, and, if he owns Mary...he owns John, though I doubt he knew John was ''a soldier'' in the British Army, and [[NightmareFuel/{{Sherlock}} had him thrown in a bonfire!]] Needless to say, ''it didn't end well for him''. At all.
** Chinese gangster kidnaps John, tells him he is Sherlock, John says he isn't, Sherlock intervenes and goes into full blown SherlockScan mode, than tries to (awesomely) and (genuinely) get his friend out of the bad position-which puts ''him'' in a bad position, and Chinese gangster ''tries to kill him'' IN FRONT of a certain RetiredBadass. Needless to say, the gangster gets killed.

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** Magnusson knows Mary was an assassin from the CIA, and seems convinced John is the only important person in ''two'' lives. Sherlock's life and Mary', Mary's, to be exact. He is still convinced that he can make John do what he wants if he doesn't want information on his wife to be released (which could get ''him'' killed as well), and also is pretty convinced that if he owns Sherlock, he owns Mycroft, and, if he owns Mary... he owns John, though I doubt it's doubtful he knew John was ''a soldier'' in the British Army, and [[NightmareFuel/{{Sherlock}} had has him thrown in a bonfire!]] Needless to say, ''it didn't doesn't end well for him''. At all.
** Chinese gangster kidnaps John, tells him he is Sherlock, John says he isn't, Sherlock intervenes and goes into full blown full-blown SherlockScan mode, than then tries to (awesomely) and (genuinely) get his friend out of the bad position-which puts ''him'' in a bad position, and Chinese gangster ''tries to kill him'' IN FRONT of a certain RetiredBadass. Needless to say, the gangster gets killed.



* Jack O'Neill from ''Series/StargateSG1'' does this a lot, and often seems to get away with it. Once he even did it while helpless on a torture rack.

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* Jack O'Neill from ''Series/StargateSG1'' does this a lot, and often seems to get away with it. Once he even did does it while helpless on a torture rack.



* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'':
** The episode "Scorpion" features the Borg attempting to assimilate species 8472. Unfortunately for them, 8472 obliterates fifteen Borg cubes in self-defense, prompting the Borg to seek assistance from the USS Voyager.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'':
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''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': The episode "Scorpion" features the Borg attempting to assimilate species 8472. Unfortunately for them, 8472 obliterates fifteen Borg cubes in self-defense, prompting the Borg to seek assistance from the USS Voyager.''Voyager''.



* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'':
** Normally, nobody knows that Merlin is a warlock, so this would be MuggingTheMonster. However, in his alter-ego Dragoon, everyone knows that he successfully escaped imprisonment and has fought knights before. This doesn't stop the knights from surrounding him and poking him with their swords. [[CurbStompBattle He knocks out Gwaine, disarms the rest,]] [[HumiliationConga and then uses Leon, Percival, and Elyan as stairs to get on his horse.]] Unsurprisingly, the knights never speak of this again.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'':
''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'':
** Normally, nobody knows that Merlin is a warlock, so this would be MuggingTheMonster. However, in his alter-ego Dragoon, everyone knows that he successfully escaped imprisonment and has fought knights before. This doesn't stop the knights from surrounding him and poking him with their swords. [[CurbStompBattle He knocks out Gwaine, Gawaine, disarms the rest,]] [[HumiliationConga and then uses Leon, Percival, and Elyan as stairs to get on his horse.]] Unsurprisingly, the knights never speak of this again.



** Likewise, Nimueh has to [[BalancingDeathsBooks trade a life for Arthur's.]] Naturally, instead of killing some random person in a faroff land whom Merlin would not even know, she picks ''[[RelativeButton his mother]]'', and then, when he tries to take it back, his mentor Gaius. She manages to absorb a shot in the resultant WizardDuel, so naturally she just mocks him and sticks a fireball in his chest. [[spoiler:Cue Merlin blowing her up with lightning.]]

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** Likewise, Nimueh has to [[BalancingDeathsBooks trade a life for Arthur's.]] Naturally, instead of killing some random person in a faroff far-off land whom Merlin would not even know, she picks ''[[RelativeButton his mother]]'', and then, when he tries to take it back, his mentor Gaius. She manages to absorb a shot in the resultant WizardDuel, so naturally she just mocks him and sticks a fireball in his chest. [[spoiler:Cue Merlin blowing her up with lightning.]]



* The Winchesters are often guilty of this in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', such as in the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E19FolsomPrisonBlues "Folsom Prison Blues" (S02, Ep19)]] when Dean starts making fun of Tiny, a very large prisoner, the day after his friend died.
** Interesting example, as Dean was actually banking on this reaction at the time as the plan was to start a fight, so to give his brother a distraction long enough to get rid of the ghost that was killing the prisoners. As Dean is a very tough man himself, who regularly tangles with super strong monsters and demons only to come out on top, it's fair to say he probably could have killed Tiny if he needed to, this is more an example of a dragonslayer bullying the dragon.

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* The Winchesters are often guilty of this in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', such as in the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E19FolsomPrisonBlues "Folsom Prison Blues" (S02, Ep19)]] when Dean starts making fun of Tiny, a very large prisoner, the day after his friend died.
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died. Interesting example, as Dean was actually banking on this reaction at the time as the plan was to start a fight, so to give his brother a distraction long enough to get rid of the ghost that was killing the prisoners. As Dean is a very tough man himself, who regularly tangles with super strong monsters and demons only to come out on top, it's fair to say he probably could have killed Tiny if he needed to, this is more an example of a dragonslayer bullying the dragon.



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* In the first episode of ''Series/MartialLaw'', a racist cop thought it would be a good idea to mock and insult Sammo despite hearing that he was the top cop in Shanghai and the senior training officer in martial arts and hand-to-hand combat. Sammo politely showed him how he earned those titles.

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* In the first episode of ''Series/MartialLaw'', a racist cop thought thinks it would will be a good idea to mock and insult Sammo despite hearing that he was is the top cop in Shanghai and the senior training officer in martial arts and hand-to-hand combat. Sammo politely showed shows him how he earned those titles.
11th Apr '17 5:56:55 PM NightShade96
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Viserys, in a fit of madness, thinks he can push the barbarian warlord Khal Drogo around by violating his sacred laws and holding his wife hostage with a sword, while surrounded by Drogo's soldiers. It ends about as well as you'd expect, with a nice heap of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor on the side.
** The season 2 finale [[spoiler:has a literal example. Pyat Pree has captured Daenerys's dragons and taken her hostage. Unfortunately for him, her dragons are just learning how to breathe fire on command]].
** In the backstory, this happened to the Mad King. He executed Ned Stark's father and brother, pissing off half his kingdom and leading to the rebellion that would kill him and end his family's dynasty. He gets extra credit for insulting and demeaning Tywin Lannister, calling him a "servant" and saying that Tywin hadn't earned the honor of his daughter marrying the crown prince. Tywin Lannister, the richest man in the Seven Kingdoms, who has been known to wage wars of total extermination against his own vassals over smaller insults.
** Catelyn does this by [[spoiler:taking Tyrion Lannister hostage on her own authority, pissing off the most powerful family in the continent]].
** Brienne of Tarth admits that lots of men mock her and have even tried to force themselves on her for being a big, strong fighting woman. She's been "knocking them in the dust" for years.
** Ser Meryn Trant insulting the newly knighted Ser Bronn. In this case Trant is an armored knight who has never fought an actual fight, while Bronn has killed armored knights like him.
** In season 5, Cersei goes to great lengths to humiliate the Tyrells, who just happen to be her family's last powerful allies. People remind her that the Tyrells supply the money and soldiers needed to keep the Lannisters in power but Cersei keeps right on ignoring the reality of the situation and seems to rely on a group of religious fanatics to protect her from the wrath of one of the most powerful families in Westeros.
** In season 6's "Battle of the Bastards, the Masters parley with a recently returned Daenerys, demanding she surrender, exile herself and Tyrion from Meereen, hand over the Unsullied, Grey Worm and Missandei for auction and her dragons for slaughter. Daenerys tells them that they've got the meeting wrong: She's there to accept ''their'' surrender. As as the Masters are talking, the viewer can see Drogon (the biggest and most powerful of Daenerys' dragons) closing in on them. Cue the battle turning from a CurbStompBattle in the Masters' favor to a rout for Daenerys.
** Lommy and Hot Pie's attempt to bully Arya in "Fire and Blood" does not go as they had hoped.
** In "The North Remembers", Littlefinger smugly alludes to the {{Twincest}} "rumours" concerning Cersei to Cersei herself, claiming knowledge is power. Cersei responds by telling her guards to cut his throat, seemingly on a whim, only rescinding the order just before they follow through.
-->'''Cersei:''' ''Power'' is power.
** Craster is confident enough to insult, threaten, and chastise his guests despite being one man surrounded by dozens of dangerous ex-criminals. He gets away with it because the Night's Watch relies on his home as an outpost for rangings until he pushes them too far.
** The Lord of Bones gets promptly beaten to death with his own club after deciding it was a good idea to taunt Tormund Giantsbane.
** A ''nearly'' literal example involving Daenerys comes in "Book of the Stranger", in which the assembled Khals of the Dothraki threaten to gang-rape her. Her only response is to set the place on fire, which has only the mild effect on her of burning her clothes off, while they simply burn. The reason it's nearly literal is of course because her Targaryen ancestry is the reason she is immune to fire.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Viserys, in a fit of madness, thinks he can push the barbarian warlord Khal Drogo around by violating his sacred laws and holding his wife hostage
!!TV series with a sword, while surrounded by Drogo's soldiers. It ends about as well as you'd expect, with a nice heap of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor on the side.
** The season 2 finale [[spoiler:has a literal example. Pyat Pree has captured Daenerys's dragons and taken her hostage. Unfortunately for him, her dragons are just learning how to breathe fire on command]].
** In the backstory, this happened to the Mad King. He executed Ned Stark's father and brother, pissing off half his kingdom and leading to the rebellion that would kill him and end his family's dynasty. He gets extra credit for insulting and demeaning Tywin Lannister, calling him a "servant" and saying that Tywin hadn't earned the honor of his daughter marrying the crown prince. Tywin Lannister, the richest man in the Seven Kingdoms, who has been known to wage wars of total extermination against his
their own vassals over smaller insults.
** Catelyn does this by [[spoiler:taking Tyrion Lannister hostage on her own authority, pissing off the most powerful family in the continent]].
** Brienne of Tarth admits that lots of men mock her and have even tried to force themselves on her for being a big, strong fighting woman. She's been "knocking them in the dust" for years.
** Ser Meryn Trant insulting the newly knighted Ser Bronn. In this case Trant is an armored knight who has never fought an actual fight, while Bronn has killed armored knights like him.
** In season 5, Cersei goes to great lengths to humiliate the Tyrells, who just happen to be her family's last powerful allies. People remind her that the Tyrells supply the money and soldiers needed to keep the Lannisters in power but Cersei keeps right on ignoring the reality of the situation and seems to rely on a group of religious fanatics to protect her from the wrath of one of the most powerful families in Westeros.
** In season 6's "Battle of the Bastards, the Masters parley with a recently returned Daenerys, demanding she surrender, exile herself and Tyrion from Meereen, hand over the Unsullied, Grey Worm and Missandei for auction and her dragons for slaughter. Daenerys tells them that they've got the meeting wrong: She's there to accept ''their'' surrender. As as the Masters are talking, the viewer can see Drogon (the biggest and most powerful of Daenerys' dragons) closing in on them. Cue the battle turning from a CurbStompBattle in the Masters' favor to a rout for Daenerys.
** Lommy and Hot Pie's attempt to bully Arya in "Fire and Blood" does not go as they had hoped.
** In "The North Remembers", Littlefinger smugly alludes to the {{Twincest}} "rumours" concerning Cersei to Cersei herself, claiming knowledge is power. Cersei responds by telling her guards to cut his throat, seemingly on a whim, only rescinding the order just before they follow through.
-->'''Cersei:''' ''Power'' is power.
** Craster is confident enough to insult, threaten, and chastise his guests despite being one man surrounded by dozens of dangerous ex-criminals. He gets away with it because the Night's Watch relies on his home as an outpost for rangings until he pushes them too far.
** The Lord of Bones gets promptly beaten to death with his own club after deciding it was a good idea to taunt Tormund Giantsbane.
** A ''nearly'' literal example involving Daenerys comes in "Book of the Stranger", in which the assembled Khals of the Dothraki threaten to gang-rape her. Her only response is to set the place on fire, which has only the mild effect on her of burning her clothes off, while they simply burn. The reason it's nearly literal is of course because her Targaryen ancestry is the reason she is immune to fire.
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8th Apr '17 10:11:33 PM TimeTravelerJessica
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* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' had Penguin's stepmother and stepsiblings tormenting him endlessly after the death of his father. This was despite the fact they knew he was a supposedly reformed criminal mastermind who had killed many people previously. [[spoiler: Oswald eventually snaps and kills them all in a particularly sadistic way, even for him, and they were so awful you don't even blame him.]]
12th Jan '17 1:45:05 AM DoctorNemesis
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-->'''Cersei:''' ''Power'' is power.
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** Lommy and Hot Pie's attempt to bully Arya in "Fire and Blood" does not go as they had hoped.
** In "The North Remembers", Littlefinger smugly alludes to the {{Twincest}} "rumours" concerning Cersei to Cersei herself, claiming knowledge is power. Cersei responds by telling her guards to cut his throat, seemingly on a whim, only rescinding the order just before they follow through.
** Craster is confident enough to insult, threaten, and chastise his guests despite being one man surrounded by dozens of dangerous ex-criminals. He gets away with it because the Night's Watch relies on his home as an outpost for rangings until he pushes them too far.
** The Lord of Bones gets promptly beaten to death with his own club after deciding it was a good idea to taunt Tormund Giantsbane.
** A ''nearly'' literal example involving Daenerys comes in "Book of the Stranger", in which the assembled Khals of the Dothraki threaten to gang-rape her. Her only response is to set the place on fire, which has only the mild effect on her of burning her clothes off, while they simply burn. The reason it's nearly literal is of course because her Targaryen ancestry is the reason she is immune to fire.
9th Dec '16 12:31:57 AM Nylsa
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* In ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode [[Recap/TheXFilesS05E09Schizogeny "Schizogeny"]]" everyone believes that a sixteen-year-old murdered his stepfather. Some of his classmates get in his face and make fun of him for being a "psycho killer". They apparently thought there was no way this could backfire on them.

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* In ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode [[Recap/TheXFilesS05E09Schizogeny "Schizogeny"]]" "Schizogeny"]], everyone believes that a sixteen-year-old murdered his stepfather. Some of his classmates get in his face and make fun of him for being a "psycho killer". They apparently thought there was no way this could backfire on them.



* One episode of ''Series/ICarly'' had a newcomer bully who liked to pick on Sam. Sam didn't retaliate [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon as she wanted a boy she liked to see her as normal.]] However near the end, when the trio are at their local hangout waiting for said boy the bully arrives and starts hassling the three. Said bully finally goes too far when she pushes Carly (who was keeping Sam back) who promptly orders Sam to "rip her head off!" Sam gladly goes to town on her.

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* One episode of ''Series/ICarly'' had a newcomer bully who liked to pick on Sam. Sam didn't retaliate [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon as she wanted a boy she liked to see her as normal.]] However normal]]. However, near the end, when the trio are at their local hangout waiting for said boy boy, the bully arrives and starts hassling the three. Said bully finally goes too far when she pushes Carly (who was keeping Sam back) back), who promptly orders Sam to "rip her head off!" Sam gladly goes to town on her.



** Damon himself just can't seem to get in through his head that Katherine is stronger than him, much nastier, capable of using most of the town as weapons, and can enter his and his love interest's home anytime she wants. A lot of Damon and Stefan's conversations in the second season include Stefan reminding him to 1) stop letting her manipulate him, and 2) stop trying to make her angry.

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** Damon himself just can't seem to get in through into his head that Katherine is stronger than and nastier then him, much nastier, capable of using most of the town as weapons, and can enter his and his love interest's home anytime she wants. A lot of Damon and Stefan's conversations in the second season include Stefan reminding him to 1) stop letting her manipulate him, and 2) stop trying to make her angry.



* {{Subverted|Trope}} on ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Gwen is a young woman who can electrocute people by touching them with her bare skin; as a child she was sent to a boarding school and is approached by a boy asking if she's "a freak." The audience braces itself...but he's not bullying her, just asking her an innocent question, and follows up with "you don't look like a freak." Unfortunately, he offers to share a toy car with her, and when she reaches out to take it, she ends up electrocuting him to death anyway.

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* {{Subverted|Trope}} on ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Gwen is a young woman who can electrocute people by touching them with her bare skin; as skin. As a child child, she was sent to a boarding school and is approached by a boy asking if she's "a freak." The audience braces itself...but he's not bullying her, just asking her an innocent question, and follows up with "you don't look like a freak." Unfortunately, he offers to share a toy car with her, and when she reaches out to take it, she ends up electrocuting him to death anyway.



* Series/{{Airwolf}}: Don't mess with Stringfellow Hawke's friends. He will personally send you straight to hell.

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* Series/{{Airwolf}}: ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'': Don't mess with Stringfellow Hawke's friends. He will personally send you straight to hell.



** As a villain in a new-series episode learned, trying to chain up and experiment on a [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Dalek]] is a ''bad idea''. Deciding to capture and torture ''[[GuileHero the]] [[TheDreaded Doctor]]'' is an even worse one. In fact the episode "Dalek" is a sort of TakeThat to various people who have in a sense bullied the dragon in real life by not taking the Daleks seriously. Characters continually mock the Dalek's seemingly ridiculous appearance including a plunger-like attachment and seeming inability to climb stairs and subsequently end up getting their face sucked off by said plunger or finding out that Daleks can in fact fly.

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** As a villain in a new-series episode learned, trying to chain up and experiment on a [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Dalek]] is a ''bad idea''. Deciding to capture and torture ''[[GuileHero the]] [[TheDreaded Doctor]]'' is an even worse one. In fact fact, the episode "Dalek" is a sort of TakeThat to various people who have in a sense bullied the dragon in real life by not taking the Daleks seriously. Characters continually mock the Dalek's seemingly ridiculous appearance including a plunger-like attachment and seeming inability to climb stairs and subsequently end up getting their face sucked off by said plunger or finding out that Daleks can in fact fly.



* ''Series/MadamSecretary'': "Standoff" has a grandstanding Texas governor refuse to hand over a Mexican drugrunner and CopKiller who was kidnapped from a Mexican jail by a Texan militia, using the whole thing as a big political show. Secretary of State [=McCord=] has the Mexican government issue an arrest warrant for the ''governor'', and then threatens to add on about half a dozen federal charges up to and including conspiracy, which would ''royally'' screw his presidential hopes; Governor Lockwood just about sets a land speed record backpedaling.

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* ''Series/MadamSecretary'': "Standoff" has a grandstanding Texas governor refuse to hand over a Mexican drugrunner and CopKiller who was kidnapped from a Mexican jail by a Texan militia, using the whole thing as a big political show. Secretary of State [=McCord=] has the Mexican government issue an arrest warrant for the ''governor'', and then threatens to add on about half a dozen federal charges up to and including conspiracy, which would ''royally'' screw his presidential hopes; hopes. Governor Lockwood just about sets a land speed record backpedaling.
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