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12th Jan '17 1:45:05 AM DoctorNemesis
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30th Dec '16 2:39:49 PM gb00393
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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.
19th Aug '16 2:19:33 AM Tre
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* In ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'''s Creator/SciFiChannel seasons, Pearl Forrester kept Bobo (an ape man who considered ripping lions apart a hoot) and Observer (a quasi-omnipotent RealityWarper) -- two people who could easily end her if they wanted -- through sheer force of will. The fact that neither man is particularly bright and [[RuleOfFunny it's funny]] helps.

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* In ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'''s Creator/SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] seasons, Pearl Forrester kept Bobo (an ape man who considered ripping lions apart a hoot) and Observer (a quasi-omnipotent RealityWarper) -- two people who could easily end her if they wanted -- through sheer force of will. The fact that neither man is particularly bright and [[RuleOfFunny it's funny]] helps.
28th Jul '16 3:23:38 AM MattII
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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 it while helpless on a torture rack.
27th Jul '16 1:50:39 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* On ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', the fact that Endora was a powerful sorceress rarely dissuaded Darrin from telling her off, even though quite a lot of the curses he suffered over the show's run happened as a result. Even worse were the few times he argued with Samantha's ''father'', who even Endora was afraid of.
2nd Jul '16 8:15:51 PM Freezer
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** 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.
30th May '16 9:04:44 PM Zephyr7
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* A rare heroic version occurs in the finale of ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' where [[spoiler: Parker]] despite being shot several times and [[spoiler: having managed to disable the last dirty bomb]], takes the time to tell the suspect that their entire plan was undone, that for all their planning, everything they'd done would have been for nothing. After all that the suspect had done in the two-part episode, their fury was wondrous to behold.
22nd Apr '16 2:37:52 PM RobTan
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* ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' has an example of MuggingTheMonster that crosses into this. While shopping for wedding china with his fiance, Walker notices a man loudly harassing a woman and attacking an employee who tries to make him leave. Walker intervenes and tells the man to leave, and the man takes a swing at him. Naturally, Walker effortlessly blocks it, informs the man that he's a Texas Ranger and tells him to leave again. Then the man decides ''to try to hit Walker again'', and naturally gets the crap beaten out of him, without a single piece of china being damaged.

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* ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' has an example of MuggingTheMonster that crosses into this. While shopping for wedding china with his fiance, Walker notices a man loudly harassing a woman and attacking an employee who tries to make him leave. Walker intervenes and tells the man to leave, and the man takes a swing at him. Naturally, Walker effortlessly blocks it, informs the man that he's a Texas Ranger and tells him to leave again. Then the man decides ''to try to hit Walker again'', and naturally gets the crap beaten out of him, without a single piece of china being damaged.
8th Feb '16 9:41:39 AM narm00
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** Chinese gangster kidnaps John, tells him he is Sherlock, John says he isn't hi, 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.
* Throughout the first two seasons, Sherlock constantly slammed Lestrade, Anderson and the rest of the police as a bunch of idiots who couldn't keep up with him and insulting them constantly. Thus, when Moriarty makes it look like Sherlock has been setting all his "crimes" up just to solve them himself, the cops are inclined to agree and John warns Sherlock that every officer he's ever put down is waiting to slap handcuffs on him.

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** Chinese gangster kidnaps John, tells him he is Sherlock, John says he isn't hi, 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.
* ** Throughout the first two seasons, Sherlock constantly slammed Lestrade, Anderson and the rest of the police as a bunch of idiots who couldn't keep up with him and insulting them constantly. Thus, when Moriarty makes it look like Sherlock has had been setting all his "crimes" up just to solve them himself, the cops are inclined to agree and John warns Sherlock that every officer he's ever put down is waiting to slap handcuffs on him.



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