History Hypocrite / Literature

25th Feb '17 11:26:01 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheVagrant'' (first book of ''Literature/TheVagrantTrilogy''):
** Sir Phia is a Seraph Knight who hates people defying orders. She defies orders herself and risks the mission in order to rescue her lover, then abandons the Vagrant when he won't leave innocents behind. When they meet up again, she blames him for everything.
** [[spoiler:The people of the Six Circles teach their children to hate and fear anything with even the slightest infernal taint, and threaten anyone they don't like with a witch hunt to find evidence of the taint. But when the First arrives and offers to give them all a small amount of taint that will make them stronger and healthier, the people turn on the guards and accept the gift greedily]].
5th Feb '17 6:29:04 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Tywin Lannister threatens to hang the next whore he finds in the bed of his son Tyrion. Then Tyrion happens to get into his father's bedroom univited and unchecked, and guess who he finds there? [[spoiler:Shae, Tyrion's own concubine]].

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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Tywin Lannister threatens to hang the next whore he finds in the bed of his son Tyrion. Then Tyrion happens to get into his father's bedroom univited and unchecked, and guess who he finds there? [[spoiler:Shae, Tyrion's own concubine]].



* ''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.

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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).
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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.



* ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'' has Alpha hating Doberman Pinchers (Fierce Dogs) for what they did to him as a pup and abuses Storm for being one. But in ''The Endless Lake'', he ends up [[spoiler:betraying his own pack for the dogs he claimed to hate]].



** Hollyleaf believes murder is wrong...yet she [[spoiler:murdered Ashfur in cold blood]]...and after that, she got over it. She also scolds Lionblaze for being friends with a cat from [=WindClan=] (Heathertail), yet Jayfeather reminds her that she's friends with Willowshine from [=RiverClan=] When reminded of her punishment of helping [=RiverClan=] behind Firestar's back, she defends herself by saying "That was different".
* ''Literature/{{Survivors}}'' has Alpha hating Doberman Pinchers (Fierce Dogs) for what they did to him as a pup and abuses Storm for being one. But in ''The Endless Lake'', he ends up [[spoiler:betraying his own pack for the dogs he claimed to hate]].

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** Hollyleaf believes murder is wrong...yet she [[spoiler:murdered Ashfur in cold blood]]...and after that, she got over it. She also scolds Lionblaze for being friends with a cat from [=WindClan=] (Heathertail), yet Jayfeather reminds her that she's friends with Willowshine from [=RiverClan=] [=RiverClan=]. When reminded of her punishment of helping [=RiverClan=] behind Firestar's back, she defends herself by saying "That was different".
* ''Literature/{{Survivors}}'' has Alpha hating Doberman Pinchers (Fierce Dogs) for what they did to him as a pup and abuses Storm for being one. But in ''The Endless Lake'', he ends up [[spoiler:betraying his own pack for the dogs he claimed to hate]].
different".
4th Dec '16 2:12:23 PM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'': the archbishop of Alba condemns the use of magic as being of the devil, yet has a sorcerer in his employ.
15th Nov '16 10:00:45 AM Craxnor
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** Then in the short story Cold Case, set right after ''Literature/ColdDays'', where Mab informs Molly that all of the Winter Queens experience the same need for lust and power that the rest of their court goes through. Molly however as the Winter Maiden can't have sex while Mab the Winter Mother can. It's quite hypocritical to tell someone they have to have the same burden as everyone else when they're the only one that can't satisfy it. It's like saying everyone needs to take turns walking but only one of them never gets to rest because of reasons.
12th Aug '16 7:53:59 AM Kakai
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* Valerie of ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' claims to embrace her sect's ideals of equality and pacifism, but clearly considers those who were once noblemen to be more equal than others, and takes great liking to brutally policing the people under Garden's rule.

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* Valerie Violette of ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' claims to embrace her sect's ideals of equality and pacifism, but clearly considers those who were once noblemen to be more equal than others, and takes great liking to brutally policing the people under Garden's rule.
8th Aug '16 4:48:54 AM Kakai
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* Valerie of ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' claims to embrace her sect's ideals of equality and pacifism, but clearly considers those who were once noblemen to be more equal than others, and takes great liking to brutally policing the people under Garden's rule.
7th Aug '16 5:50:01 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The ''[[Literature/HaloGlasslands Kilo]]-[[Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar Five]] [[Literature/HaloMortalDictata Trilogy]]'': The main human characters, including ONI head Admiral Parangosky, universally condemn Dr. Halsey's role in the SPARTAN-II program as abhorrent, specifically the part where children were kidnapped and transformed into super soldiers, with doomed-to-die clones taking their original place. However, Parangosky not only approved of everything Halsey did, but worked with Colonel Ackerson to do the virtually same thing with the [=Spartan-IIIs=], by taking orphaned children from glassed planets and deliberately sending them on suicide missions; while Halsey genuinely cares about her Spartans and made sure they had all the tools needed to survive, Parangosky considered the [=IIIs=] as expendable commandos (in ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx, she even mocks Halsey as being a "bleeding-heart"). It's hinted that Parangosky mostly scapegoated Dr. Halsey to cover the rest of ONI's ass (herself included). Topping this off, the members of ONI unit Kilo-Five all consider Halsey to be the devil as well, but have considerably less problem working for Parangosky.

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** The ''[[Literature/HaloGlasslands Kilo]]-[[Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar Five]] [[Literature/HaloMortalDictata Trilogy]]'': The main human characters, including ONI head Admiral Parangosky, universally condemn Dr. Halsey's role in the SPARTAN-II program as abhorrent, specifically the part where children were kidnapped and transformed into super soldiers, with doomed-to-die clones taking their original place. However, Parangosky not only approved of everything Halsey did, but worked with Colonel Ackerson to do the virtually same thing with the [=Spartan-IIIs=], by taking orphaned children from glassed planets and deliberately sending them on suicide missions; while Halsey genuinely cares about her Spartans and made sure they had all the tools needed to survive, Parangosky considered the [=IIIs=] as expendable commandos (in ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx, ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx'', she even mocks Halsey as being a "bleeding-heart"). It's hinted that Parangosky mostly scapegoated Dr. Halsey to cover the rest of ONI's ass (herself included). Topping this off, the members of ONI unit Kilo-Five all consider Halsey to be the devil as well, but have considerably less problem working for Parangosky.
7th Aug '16 5:49:25 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''[[Literature/HaloHuntersInTheDark Halo: Hunters in the Dark]]'': [[spoiler:000 Tragic Solitude]] claims that the people of the modern galaxy are a violent, hopeless case, unlike his ideal image of the Forerunners. Olympia Vale reminds him that the Forerunners most likely went through the ''[[NotSoDifferent exact same thing]]'' in their millions of years of development.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' ''Kilo Five Trilogy'', the ONI characters call Dr. Halsey's methods of kidnapping children at a young age to turn them into SPARTAN II's as abhorrent. However ONI's leader Admiral Parangosky and Colonel Ackerson, do the same thing with their SPARTAN III's, by taking orphaned children from glassed planets. The difference is Halsey really cares about her Spartans and acts as a surrogate mother to them. While the later two basically consider their Spartans as expendable commandos. Parangosky mostly scapegoated Dr. Halsey as petty revenge.

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* ''[[Literature/HaloHuntersInTheDark Halo: Hunters in the Dark]]'': ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** ''Literature/HaloHuntersInTheDark'':
[[spoiler:000 Tragic Solitude]] claims that the people of the modern galaxy are a violent, hopeless case, unlike his ideal image of the Forerunners. Olympia Vale reminds him that the Forerunners most likely went through the ''[[NotSoDifferent exact same thing]]'' in their millions of years of development.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' ''Kilo Five Trilogy'',
development (she's right, in case you were wondering); [[spoiler:Solitude]] just replies that maybe the Forerunners ultimately deserved to die too.
** The ''[[Literature/HaloGlasslands Kilo]]-[[Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar Five]] [[Literature/HaloMortalDictata Trilogy]]'': The main human characters, including
ONI characters call head Admiral Parangosky, universally condemn Dr. Halsey's methods of kidnapping role in the SPARTAN-II program as abhorrent, specifically the part where children at a young age to turn them were kidnapped and transformed into SPARTAN II's as abhorrent. However ONI's leader Admiral super soldiers, with doomed-to-die clones taking their original place. However, Parangosky and not only approved of everything Halsey did, but worked with Colonel Ackerson, Ackerson to do the virtually same thing with their SPARTAN III's, the [=Spartan-IIIs=], by taking orphaned children from glassed planets. The difference is planets and deliberately sending them on suicide missions; while Halsey really genuinely cares about her Spartans and acts as a surrogate mother to them. While made sure they had all the later two basically consider their Spartans tools needed to survive, Parangosky considered the [=IIIs=] as expendable commandos. commandos (in ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx, she even mocks Halsey as being a "bleeding-heart"). It's hinted that Parangosky mostly scapegoated Dr. Halsey to cover the rest of ONI's ass (herself included). Topping this off, the members of ONI unit Kilo-Five all consider Halsey to be the devil as petty revenge.well, but have considerably less problem working for Parangosky.
4th Aug '16 11:33:06 AM DarkHunter
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* The Pharisees from Literature/TheBible. They adamantly enforce Old Testament law yet they broke a lot of rules so they can have Jesus arrested.

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* The Pharisees from Literature/TheBible. They adamantly enforce Old Testament law yet they broke a lot of rules so they can have Jesus arrested. Jesus spends half the gospels calling them out on this, often painting them as an example of a person who acts like they're HolierThanThou but is really a sinner hiding behind a facade of holiness.
27th Jul '16 8:05:20 AM Wildstar93
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** Hollyleaf believes murder is wrong...yet she [[spoiler:murdered Ashfur in cold blood]]...and after that, she got over it. She also scolded Lionblaze for being friends with a cat from [=WindClan=] (Heathertail), yet Jayfeather reminds her that she's friends with Willowshine from [=RiverClan=].

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** Hollyleaf believes murder is wrong...yet she [[spoiler:murdered Ashfur in cold blood]]...and after that, she got over it. She also scolded scolds Lionblaze for being friends with a cat from [=WindClan=] (Heathertail), yet Jayfeather reminds her that she's friends with Willowshine from [=RiverClan=].[=RiverClan=] When reminded of her punishment of helping [=RiverClan=] behind Firestar's back, she defends herself by saying "That was different".
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