History Hypocrite / Literature

10th Apr '16 4:41:32 PM MrThorfan64
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** Tywin's daughter Cersei also exhibits this. She's incredibly misogynistic and shows complete contempt for women, but believes herself to be an exceptional, reasonable and brilliant ruler, even though its quite obvious she's a cruel, incompetent tyrant.
** Renly Baratheon tries to usurp the Iron Throne ahead of his elder brother Stannis Baratheon, claiming why the oldest brother and not the best-suited? However Stannis has had years more experience helping to run the Seven Kingdoms and while his social skills are poor he is devoted to doing his duty to the realm. Renly was basically just a Yes-Man on the Small Council and shows no actual ruling skills outside of [[VillainWithGoodPublicity good PR]].
16th Mar '16 6:46:13 PM Evighet
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* Tris in the ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'' series oftentimes criticizes other characters for doing things she herself does all the time. One glaring example comes in the first book when she considers Al a coward for "refusing to act" (he doesn't want to knock fellow initiates unconscious) just one chapter after Tris herself stands idly by while her best friend hangs from a railing and nealy dies.
26th Feb '16 7:58:09 AM Argon2
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** Also in ''Literature/ColdDays'', Molly assures Harry (when she [[spoiler:lets him stay in her apartment]]) that she's not asking him to shack up with her. 23 chapters later, she sexually propositions him. Again.
25th Feb '16 4:03:00 AM Argon2
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* In the fifteenth ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Dresden Files]]'' book, Ascher says that she [[spoiler:hated Harry because he flirted with her...conveniently forgetting the part where she offered to have sex with him. This is one of many hints that Lasciel has suborned her mind.]]

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In the fifteenth ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Dresden Files]]'' book, book ''Literature/SkinGame'', Ascher says that she [[spoiler:hated Harry because he flirted with her...conveniently forgetting the part where she offered to have sex with him. This is one of many hints that Lasciel has suborned her mind.]]]]
** In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Murphy talks about how Harry's [[spoiler:Mantle-induced]] tendency to get...[[InterplayOfSexAndViolence excited]]...in battle scares her. Yet in ''Literature/BloodRites'', she reacts exactly the same way to fighting.
30th Nov '15 2:35:49 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Various characters have their moments, but a few from Katniss stand out. One being that she judges Madge for having an expensive pin that could feed starving families, yet isn't bothered when she herself is later clad in incredibly expensive outfits. There's also her judgement of fellow tributes because of their killing, when she doesn't make any attempt to restrain her own killing -- on a few occasions, she even mentions how her fingers are itching for her knife/arrows just because Johanna snapped at her. She also complains a great deal about the wasting of food, when she, in fact, does it herself (when she threw out the gift of cookies from Peeta's father, for example).
** Some of this might be justified, though. For one, her expensive clothes were given as a result of being in/winning the games, after which she was helping her starving neighbors more directly with her wealth. She also only ever killed (at first) in defense, though she might have become a bit hardened later (and Johanna ''is'' a particulary unpleasant Jerkass). Last, she threw out the cookies because it would be harder to kill Peeta with such a kindness on her mind, and besides, where she was going, a few cookies wouldn't be missed by anyone.
12th Nov '15 4:38:37 PM nombretomado
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* Jane Rizzoli of the RizzoliAndIsles series:

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* Jane Rizzoli of the RizzoliAndIsles Literature/RizzoliAndIsles series:
21st Sep '15 9:45:47 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' series, [[ManipulativeBitch Senna]] tries to give David, Jalil, April, and Christopher to [[NorseMythology Hel.]] After the whole thing is said and done, they all give Senna crap for it, but she brushes it off with a really weak IDidWhatIHadToDo type excuse. Five books later, Senna's mother tries to give Senna to Merlin in order to make it so that Loki, Ka Anor, and the other gods can't use her as a Gateway and invade the real world. Senna [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness completely]] [[NotSoStoic loses]] [[EmotionlessGirl her]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech composure]].

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* In the ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' series, [[ManipulativeBitch Senna]] tries to give David, Jalil, April, and Christopher to [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Hel.]] After the whole thing is said and done, they all give Senna crap for it, but she brushes it off with a really weak IDidWhatIHadToDo type excuse. Five books later, Senna's mother tries to give Senna to Merlin in order to make it so that Loki, Ka Anor, and the other gods can't use her as a Gateway and invade the real world. Senna [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness completely]] [[NotSoStoic loses]] [[EmotionlessGirl her]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech composure]].
9th Sep '15 2:10:55 PM MagBas
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* One of the defining traits of Hazel in ''TheFaultInOurStars''. She spends a lot of time criticizing others for how they speak to cancer patients and how they react to details of their lives and any number of other things only to speak, think and react the exact same way herself in other situations - sometimes even saying outright [[WallBanger that it's okay when she does it]]. When the antagonist (the author of her favourite book) shows up he is portrayed as a complete jerk but he behaves exactly like Hazel and Gus except he behaves that way towards ''them''.

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* One of the defining traits of Hazel in ''TheFaultInOurStars''. She spends a lot of time criticizing others for how they speak to cancer patients and how they react to details of their lives and any number of other things only to speak, think and react the exact same way herself in other situations - sometimes even saying outright [[WallBanger that it's okay when she does it]].it. When the antagonist (the author of her favourite book) shows up he is portrayed as a complete jerk but he behaves exactly like Hazel and Gus except he behaves that way towards ''them''.
8th Sep '15 1:15:48 PM esq263
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** Although, to be fair, in the case of the final example, the Lizards see sex as just another bodily function, which they engage in indiscriminately during mating season. It simply didn't occur to them that there could be a race for which sex, and one's choice of partner, actually meant something.
13th Jul '15 9:41:12 AM Kakai
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* The eponymous villain of ''[[Literature/SpaceMarineBattles Mortarion's Heart]]'' uses psyker powers extensively while mocking the "little witches", i.e. Grey Knights order. ''Literature/HorusHeresy'', set ten millenniums earlier, shows that he's always had that problem.
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