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9th Sep '16 6:39:31 PM WillBGood
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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Okay, here's one very few fans caught onto. Miss. DeGroot, the mean librarian who hated Al (even when he was a child) allowed him to take out ''one'' book, simply to prove he'd never return it; he forgot to, and she worked at the library over thirty years to prove it, somehow cheating death from old age, despite a rather unhealthy lifestyle where she drank coffee with half a container of sugar per cup. When Al finally confronts her (and she offers to waive the fine of $2,000 as a type of CruelMercy) she tells him how satisfying it is he grew up to be the loser she envisioned - this from a woman who has lived alone all her life, unmarried, working as a school librarian for three decades over a petty obsession over a ten-year-old student who irked her. She calls ''Al'' a loser? She's never even ''tried'' loser.

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Okay, here's one very few fans caught onto. Miss. DeGroot, Miss [=DeGroot=], the mean librarian who hated Al (even when he was a child) allowed him to take out ''one'' book, simply to prove he'd never return it; he forgot to, and she worked at the library over thirty years to prove it, somehow cheating death from old age, despite a rather unhealthy lifestyle where she drank coffee with half a container of sugar per cup. When Al finally confronts her (and she offers to waive the fine of $2,000 as a type of CruelMercy) she tells him how satisfying it is he grew up to be the loser she envisioned - this from a woman who has lived alone all her life, unmarried, working as a school librarian for three decades over a petty obsession over a ten-year-old student who irked her. She calls ''Al'' a loser? She's never even ''tried'' loser.
9th Sep '16 6:38:59 PM WillBGood
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** The same point could just as easily be made about Raymond's wife, Debra. An example: during [[{{VacationEpisode}} the Italy episode]], a couple of men start flirting with Debra and making kissy noises and she is clearly enjoying it, as she stands there giggling, smiling back at them and tries to strike up a conversation. When her husband Ray (quite rightly) gets upset and hurries her away from the men (as she turns back and waves goodbye to them), Debra chews him out and makes ''Ray'' out to be the bad guy. Then in another episode, Ray is at the airport when an attractive woman tries to flirt with him, but as soon as Ray realizes what's going on, he quickly informs her that he's married and sends her away, out of loyalty to Debra.....but when Debra finds out what happened, she goes into jealous banshee mode and decides to punish him anyway, and [[DefenestrateAndBerate throws Ray's clothes out the window]]...even though Ray did the right thing (y'know, the thing that ''''she herself was unwilling to do in Italy'''). The moral of the story: When Debra disrespects Ray by soaking in flirts from other men, and he gets upset...''he's'' somehow in the wrong; and when Ray gets hit on by another woman but rejects her out of respect for Debra...Ray is ''still'' somehow wrong. Debra apparently has the right to feel jealous and take any revenge she likes, but if Ray ever feels jealous then he's a horrible, horrible person who needs to sit back and let Debra have her fun. Definitely serves as an example of Debra's MarySue (as well as of Ray's InformedWrongness).

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** The same point could just as easily be made about Raymond's wife, Debra. An example: during [[{{VacationEpisode}} the Italy episode]], a couple of men start flirting with Debra and making kissy noises and she is clearly enjoying it, as she stands there giggling, smiling back at them and tries to strike up a conversation. When her husband Ray (quite rightly) gets upset and hurries her away from the men (as she turns back and waves goodbye to them), Debra chews him out and makes ''Ray'' out to be the bad guy. Then in another episode, Ray is at the airport when an attractive woman tries to flirt with him, but as soon as Ray realizes what's going on, he quickly informs her that he's married and sends her away, out of loyalty to Debra.....but when Debra finds out what happened, she goes into jealous banshee mode and decides to punish him anyway, and [[DefenestrateAndBerate throws Ray's clothes out the window]]...even though Ray did the right thing (y'know, the thing that ''''she ''she herself was unwilling to do in Italy''').Italy''). The moral of the story: When Debra disrespects Ray by soaking in flirts from other men, and he gets upset...''he's'' somehow in the wrong; and when Ray gets hit on by another woman but rejects her out of respect for Debra...Ray is ''still'' somehow wrong. Debra apparently has the right to feel jealous and take any revenge she likes, but if Ray ever feels jealous then he's a horrible, horrible person who needs to sit back and let Debra have her fun. Definitely serves as an example of Debra's MarySue (as well as of Ray's InformedWrongness).



* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': in the episode "Hammered", Sonya Paxton tries a man arrested for killing a woman while heavily intoxicated. The defendant suffered from alcoholism and claimed to have suffered a blackout, having no memory of the murder. Paxton won't have it, though, going so far as to argue "Alcoholism is not a disease". After a major courtroom guffaw jeopardizes her case, though, it becomes clear that she may have a drinking problem, herself. This comes to a head when she comes to court the next day drunk, fails a breathalyzer test ''in court'', and is put on leave for alcoholism rehab.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': in the episode "Hammered", Sonya Paxton tries a man arrested for killing a woman while heavily intoxicated. The defendant suffered from alcoholism and claimed to have suffered a blackout, having no memory of the murder. Paxton won't have it, though, going so far as to argue "Alcoholism is not a disease". After a major courtroom guffaw gaffe jeopardizes her case, though, it becomes clear that she may have a drinking problem, herself. This comes to a head when she comes to court the next day drunk, fails a breathalyzer test ''in court'', and is put on leave for alcoholism rehab.
9th Sep '16 6:36:33 PM WillBGood
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-->'''Leonard''': What? Haven't you ever seen a hypocrite before?

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-->'''Leonard''': What? [[HypocrisyNod Haven't you ever seen a hypocrite before?before?]]
31st Aug '16 9:58:17 AM DrOO7
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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Okay, here's one very few fans caught onto. Miss. DeGroot, the mean librarian who hated Al (even when he was a child) allowed him to take out ''one'' book, simply to prove he'd never return it; he forgot to, and she worked at the library over thirty years to prove it, somehow cheating death from old age, despite a rather unhealthy lifestyle where she drank coffee with half a container of sugar per cup. When Al finally confronts her (and she offers to waive the fine of $2,000 as a type of CruelMercy) she tells him how satisfying it is he grew up to be the loser she envisioned - this from a woman who has lived alone all her life, unmarried, working as a school librarian for three decades over a petty obsession over a ten-year-old student who irked her. She calls ''Al'' a loser? She's a "never even tried" loser.

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Okay, here's one very few fans caught onto. Miss. DeGroot, the mean librarian who hated Al (even when he was a child) allowed him to take out ''one'' book, simply to prove he'd never return it; he forgot to, and she worked at the library over thirty years to prove it, somehow cheating death from old age, despite a rather unhealthy lifestyle where she drank coffee with half a container of sugar per cup. When Al finally confronts her (and she offers to waive the fine of $2,000 as a type of CruelMercy) she tells him how satisfying it is he grew up to be the loser she envisioned - this from a woman who has lived alone all her life, unmarried, working as a school librarian for three decades over a petty obsession over a ten-year-old student who irked her. She calls ''Al'' a loser? She's a "never never even tried" ''tried'' loser.


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* ''Series/OneLifeToLive'': Viki Buchanan cheats on her husband Clint with Sloan Carpenter and eventually leaves him for him. Within weeks of this, she's dragging her children off to dinner with Sloan, showing absolutely zero consideration for their discomfort with the situation and admonishing them when they're rude to him. But she gets pissy at the mere possibility that Clint is embarking on a new relationship and visibly smirks when her children are rude to the other woman.
6th Aug '16 6:38:02 AM RobTan
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* ''Series/StarTrek'':
** Klingons are brave and honourable. Except when they're not. Later seasons of [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]] and [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]] made it very clear that "honour" among Klingons was the exception rather than the rule: most of them were nothing more than thugs or bullies, many of them were deceitful and treacherous, their leadership was riddled with corruption and they were more than happy to cover up acts of extreme dishonour out of political expediency. We can only hope that Martok made some significant changes.

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* ''Series/StarTrek'':
''Series/StarTrek'': Vulcans blame humans for being so emotional and illogical, yet, as demonstrated in episodes like "Amok Time" and "Take Me Out to the Holosuite", there is nothing logical about their own contempt for humans.
** Also, the Vulcan motto is "Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations", just so long as you think and behave exactly according to the rules that one man wrote thousands of years ago, and don't have children with offworlders.
** Klingons are brave and honourable. Except when they're not. Later seasons of [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]] and [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]] made it very clear that "honour" among Klingons was the exception rather than the rule: most of them were nothing more than thugs or bullies, many of them were deceitful and treacherous, their leadership was riddled with corruption and they were more than happy to cover up acts of extreme dishonour out of political expediency. We can only hope that Martok made some significant changes.
3rd Aug '16 4:20:51 AM eowynjedi
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* ''Series/StarTrek'': Vulcans blame humans for being so emotional and illogical, yet, as demonstrated in episodes like "Amok Time" and "Take Me Out to the Holosuite", there is nothing logical about their own contempt for humans.
** Also, the Vulcan motto is "Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations", just so long as you think and behave exactly according to the rules that one man wrote thousands of years ago, and don't pollute our gene pool with any half-breed children.

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* ''Series/StarTrek'': Vulcans blame humans for being so emotional and illogical, yet, as demonstrated in episodes like "Amok Time" and "Take Me Out to the Holosuite", there is nothing logical about their own contempt for humans.
** Also, the Vulcan motto is "Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations", just so long as you think and behave exactly according to the rules that one man wrote thousands of years ago, and don't pollute our gene pool with any half-breed children.
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** Notably, this is actually part of his character development. Damar toed the line under Dukat and the Dominion, slowly being driven to rebel after seeing his people be pushed to the sidelines and sacrificed needlessly. It is this quote which helps him to realize what Cardassia was, and why it needs to change.
*** Garak even pointed this out to Kira, telling her that if Damar would lead a new Cardassia, then Damar's pain made him ''more'' receptive to Kira's words, not less.
** Gul Dukat became a leader of a Pah-Wraith cult, and tried to lead them in a mass-suicide. While holding their suicide pills, Kira tried to stop them and bumped into Dukat and the pill he was holding became scattered with a few hundred others. The cult got Kira under control but Dukat was frantically looking for the pill he had. Everyone realized that his pill was a fake; he wasn't planning on committing suicide at all. Needless to say, his influence on the cult fell apart pretty quickly.
*** Though one cultist ''did'' take the pill anyway even after Dukat's lies had been exposed. Dukat claimed that the Pah-Wraiths had told him to take a fake pill and get everyone else to kill themselves, and the cultist in question decided to believe him, even if he didn't seem to like it. It should be noted, also, that this might not be hypocrisy at all- the Pah-Wraiths are essentially the LegionsOfHell, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity posing to the cult]] as [[SatanIsGood misblamed fallen angels]] when in actually they are {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s- it is strongly implied that they really ''did' order him that which would mean he isn't actually a hypocrite (in this particular instance, at least).

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** Notably, this is actually part of his character development. Damar toed the line under Dukat and the Dominion, slowly being driven to rebel after seeing his people be pushed to the sidelines and sacrificed needlessly. It is this quote which helps him to realize what Cardassia was, and why it needs to change.
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change. Garak even pointed this out to Kira, Kira when she regreted her words, telling her that if Damar would lead a new Cardassia, then Damar's pain made him ''more'' receptive to Kira's words, not less.
** Gul Dukat became a leader of a Pah-Wraith cult, and tried to lead them in a mass-suicide. While holding their suicide pills, Kira tried to stop them and bumped into Dukat and the pill he was holding became scattered with a few hundred others. The cult got Kira under control but Dukat was frantically looking for the pill he had. Everyone realized that his pill was a fake; he wasn't planning on committing suicide at all. Needless to say, his influence on the cult fell apart pretty quickly.
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quickly. Though one cultist ''did'' take the pill anyway even after Dukat's lies had been exposed. Dukat claimed that the Pah-Wraiths had told him to take a fake pill and get everyone else to kill themselves, and the cultist in question decided to believe him, even if he didn't seem to like it. It should be noted, also, that this might not be hypocrisy at all- the Pah-Wraiths are essentially the LegionsOfHell, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity posing to the cult]] as [[SatanIsGood misblamed fallen angels]] when in actually they are {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s- it is strongly implied could be that they really ''did' order him that which would mean he isn't actually a hypocrite (in this particular instance, at least).



** Vulcan captain Solok has built his entire academic career on the assertion that Vulcans are inherently superior to humans and other emotional races, but he's the one who refuses to let one Academy incident with Sisko be forgotten, to the extent that he teaches his crew baseball. There's certainly no ''logical'' reason for him to pick baseball and then challenge Sisko except that he wants to humiliate Sisko, and there's no logical benefit for him to do so. When the Niners celebrate getting one run as though they've actually defeated Solok's team, Solok's pissiness at their "incorrect" reaction has them pointing out, quite correctly, that he's getting embarrassingly emotional about the matter.



** Hoshi also falls into the same trap in "Exile" - when a telepathic alien appeals to her and assumes a very human shape, she is eager to meet him and have him help them out, but when she finds out that he is a far less handsome and more alien humanoid, she becomes outright hostile and cold, despite how kind and compassionate the alien is.
*** Well duh -- he's deliberately deceiving her and [[AbductionIsLove lying about his motives for doing so]] and he was incredibly invasive.


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* ''Series/WolfHall''
** Anne Boleyn has a knack for making her insults about things that could easily apply to herself. She gets rather catty about Henry's interest in Jane Seymour when the circumstances of his interest (a pretty face and intriguing personality after he fails to produce a son with his current wife) are what got her onto the throne. She also threatens Cromwell by saying that as she made him[[note]]which she can't really claim credit for anyway[[/note]] she can ''un''make him, prompting Norfolk to point out Cromwell can say the same of her.
** When Thomas More defends himself against charges of sedition and treason by saying that he "does harm to no one", Cromwell is livid and reminds him that More had heretics brought to his own home in order to rack them and that James Bainham (who died in episode three) was tortured so badly that he had to be carried to the stake he was burned at--so really he's being much kinder to More than he deserves.
18th Jun '16 8:09:30 AM MJC
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* TheFlash2014:
** Eobard Thawne (in the guise of Professor Wells) gets upset when Barry changes the timeline (even though he only changes the events of one day and does it to save the city) and gives him a stern talking to about the dangers of time travel. This is coming from a man who traveled back over a hundred years in the past to kill TheFlash as a child because of a petty grudge (and settled on killing his mother when the attempt failed) and killed various other people afterwards (including the original Wells) in his attempt to get back to the future.
18th Jun '16 3:33:36 AM Silverblade2
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': A recurring element of Oliver Queen's character. He criticizes Thea for her partying despite having done the same thing himself, and she at least has the excuse of acting out after the apparent death of her father and brother, while he was just young, rich, and stupid. His attempt to tell Helena what she's doing is wrong fails utterly because they're ''both'' murderous vigilantes, and he was actually going to kill the same man she killed for the same reason (In Season 2 after adopting ThouShaltNotKill he tries again with a little more success, as he actually has a leg to stand on that time). He's furious at Moira for [[spoiler: not telling him about Thea's real father]], but not only is he keeping much more dangerous secrets from his family, but he doesn't tell [[spoiler: Thea]] either, even though she arguably has a much greater right to know than he does.

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A recurring element of Oliver Queen's character. He criticizes Thea for her partying despite having done the same thing himself, and she at least has the excuse of acting out after the apparent death of her father and brother, while he was just young, rich, and stupid. His attempt to tell Helena what she's doing is wrong fails utterly because they're ''both'' murderous vigilantes, and he was actually going to kill the same man she killed for the same reason (In Season 2 after adopting ThouShaltNotKill he tries again with a little more success, as he actually has a leg to stand on that time). He's furious at Moira for [[spoiler: not telling him about Thea's real father]], but not only is he keeping much more dangerous secrets from his family, but he doesn't tell [[spoiler: Thea]] either, even though she arguably has a much greater right to know than he does.


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** In season 4, Felicity gets angry at Oliver then breaks up with him because he hid his illegitimate son from her despite herself keeping secrets from him before including at the beginning of the season when she was still assisting Team Arrow.
12th Jun '16 9:01:58 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Both Britta Perry and Shirley Bennett are the two more self-righteous members of the study group, Britta because she's the liberal SoapboxSadie GranolaGirl and Shirley because she's the [[GlurgeAddict saccharine sweet]] HolierThanThou [[TheFundamentalist born-again Christian]]. While both are ultimately likeable and sympathetic people regardless, over the course of the series it's made quite clear that there's often a gulf between their perceptions of themselves and who they really are, and that both tend to use their respective beliefs more as a way of feeling superior over others than any other reason.

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** Both Britta Perry and Shirley Bennett are the two more self-righteous members of the study group, Britta because she's the liberal leftist SoapboxSadie GranolaGirl and Shirley because she's the [[GlurgeAddict saccharine sweet]] HolierThanThou [[TheFundamentalist born-again Christian]]. While both are ultimately likeable and sympathetic people regardless, over the course of the series it's made quite clear that there's often a gulf between their perceptions of themselves and who they really are, and that both tend to use their respective beliefs more as a way of feeling superior over others than any other reason.
9th Jun '16 1:41:04 PM ShorinBJ
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** Blaine makes a big deal of having a sexy performances for Regionals (to the point of forcing Kurt to make sexy faces in the mirror) in Season 2's episode "Sexy", yet in "Hold onto Sixteen" he slut shames Sam for suggesting that they do the same thing

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** Blaine makes a big deal of having a sexy performances for Regionals (to the point of forcing Kurt to make sexy faces in the mirror) in Season 2's episode "Sexy", yet in "Hold onto Sixteen" he slut shames Sam for suggesting that they do the same thingthing.



** Troi gets called out on her hypocritical attitude regarding use of betazoid empathy during the third season episode The Price by her love interest of the week, Ral. When she complains to him about his use of empathic abilities to gain an advantage at the negotiation table, he flatly points out that people have done such things for thousands of years without anyone calling foul while he simply happens to be slightly better at it. He then goes on to [[WhatTheHellHero point out the real hypocrisy as he sees it]]: Troi uses her empathic abilities every bit as much to aid her 'client:' the crew, the captain and Starfleet, often at the expense of whatever opponent they're dealing with at the moment. As Ral states, the difference between them is that when Troi manipulates and spies on the opposition without their knowledge or consent, people very well might die rather than simply fail to acquire some property. Troi's arguments are supported however, by the implication that Ral is ''directly'' influencing his opposition during the negotiations, and using his empathy to manipulate them into dropping out of the race entirely.

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** Troi gets called out on her hypocritical attitude regarding use of betazoid Betazoid empathy during the third season episode The Price by her love interest of the week, Ral. When she complains to him about his use of empathic abilities to gain an advantage at the negotiation table, he flatly points out that people have done such things for thousands of years without anyone calling foul while he simply happens to be slightly better at it. He then goes on to [[WhatTheHellHero point out the real hypocrisy as he sees it]]: Troi uses her empathic abilities every bit as much to aid her 'client:' the crew, the captain and Starfleet, often at the expense of whatever opponent they're dealing with at the moment. As Ral states, the difference between them is that when Troi manipulates and spies on the opposition without their knowledge or consent, people very well might die rather than simply fail to acquire some property. Troi's arguments are supported however, by the implication that Ral is ''directly'' influencing his opposition during the negotiations, and using his empathy to manipulate them into dropping out of the race entirely.



*** Though one cultist ''did'' take the pill anyway even after Dukat's lies had been exposed. Dukat claimed that the Pah-Wraith's had told him to take a fake pill and get everyone else to kill themselves, and the cultist in question decided to believe him, even if he didn't seem to like it. It should be noted, also, that this might not be hypocrisy at all- the Pah-Wraiths are essentially the LegionsOfHell, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity posing to the cult]] as [[SatanIsGood misblamed fallen angels]] when in actually they are {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s- it is strongly implied that they really ''did' order him that which would mean he isn't actually a hypocrite (in this particular instance, at least).

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*** Though one cultist ''did'' take the pill anyway even after Dukat's lies had been exposed. Dukat claimed that the Pah-Wraith's Pah-Wraiths had told him to take a fake pill and get everyone else to kill themselves, and the cultist in question decided to believe him, even if he didn't seem to like it. It should be noted, also, that this might not be hypocrisy at all- the Pah-Wraiths are essentially the LegionsOfHell, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity posing to the cult]] as [[SatanIsGood misblamed fallen angels]] when in actually they are {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s- it is strongly implied that they really ''did' order him that which would mean he isn't actually a hypocrite (in this particular instance, at least).



* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': Captain Archer is prone to excessive Hypocrisy, to the point where many viewers saw him as being written as a case of ProtagonistCenteredMorality.

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': Captain Archer is prone to excessive Hypocrisy, hypocrisy, to the point where many viewers saw him as being written as a case of ProtagonistCenteredMorality.



** In "The Breach", Phlox points out that Denobulan Medical Ethics prevent him from treating someone who does not want to be treated and that he ''must'' respect his patients wishes, even if they lead to their death. Which makes his actions in "Dear Doctor" even more shocking in retrospect, since the Valakians most certainly ''did'' want to be treated!

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** In "The Breach", Phlox points out that Denobulan Medical Ethics prevent him from treating someone who does not want to be treated and that he ''must'' respect his patients patients' wishes, even if they lead to their death. Which makes his actions in "Dear Doctor" even more shocking in retrospect, since the Valakians most certainly ''did'' want to be treated!



** In Season 5, family is a major theme with the Winchester brothers choosing family over God, good, evil and everything else contrary to brothers [[ArchangelMichael Michael]] and [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] who want to duke it out to determine who controls the Earth. Proving the importance of family was what God was going for the whole time. Never mind God's blatant favoritism of Lucifer, later humanity, and abandonment of his own "children" the angels are the source of most of the problems throughout the latter half of the series. Michael is forced to choose between his brother Lucifer and father God. Lucifer values his siblings the angels, but is disgusted with his Father favoring humans. God himself is often said by the main characters to just be another deadbeat father with a list of excuses.
** There's also the case of Adam, the Winchester's half brother, who fell into the void with Michael, Lucifer, and Sam. Sam's soulless body was quickly retrieved, and Dean made a deal with Death to save their souls, who offered him the choice of saving either Sam or Adam from the infinite torments of the frustrated Michael and Lucifer. He picked Sam, and then apparently [[PutOnABusToHell neither of them thought about Adam ever again.]] Way to focus on family there.
** Near the end of season 6, Dean finds out that [[spoiler: Castiel has been working with Crowley]], and promptly chews him out for it. Even though Dean did the same thing the previous season. And one of the first things he does in season 7 is [[spoiler: call Crowley for help in taking down Cas.]]
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': Elena tries to convince Anna and Jeremy to stop seeing each other by arguing that she can't age or have children and so their relationship can't have a future ([[spoiler: Anna's a ghost,]] so there are other arguments she could have made, but those are the ones she went with). She then immediately returns to work on getting her eternally 17 vampire boyfriend back. To make things worse, Elena explicitly doesn't want to become a vampire, while Jeremy has previously been open to it, making the immortality issue ''more'' of an issue for her.

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** In Season 5, family is a major theme with the Winchester brothers choosing family over God, good, evil and everything else contrary to brothers [[ArchangelMichael Michael]] and [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] Lucifer]], who want to duke it out to determine who controls the Earth. Proving the importance of family was what God was going for the whole time. Never mind God's blatant favoritism of Lucifer, later humanity, and abandonment of his own "children" the angels are the source of most of the problems throughout the latter half of the series. Michael is forced to choose between his brother Lucifer and father God. Lucifer values his siblings the angels, siblings, but is disgusted with his Father father favoring humans. God himself is often said by the main characters to just be another deadbeat father with a list of excuses.
** There's also the case of Adam, the Winchester's Winchesters' half brother, who fell into the void with Michael, Lucifer, and Sam. Sam's soulless body was quickly retrieved, and Dean made a deal with Death to save their souls, who offered him the choice of saving either Sam or Adam from the infinite torments of the frustrated Michael and Lucifer. He picked Sam, and then apparently [[PutOnABusToHell neither of them thought about Adam ever again.]] Way to focus on family there.
** Near the end of season 6, Dean finds out that [[spoiler: Castiel [[spoiler:Castiel has been working with Crowley]], and promptly chews him out for it. Even though Dean did the same thing the previous season. And one of the first things he does in season 7 is [[spoiler: call [[spoiler:call Crowley for help in taking down Cas.]]
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': Elena tries to convince Anna and Jeremy to stop seeing each other by arguing that she can't age or have children and so their relationship can't have a future ([[spoiler: Anna's ([[spoiler:Anna's a ghost,]] so there are other arguments she could have made, but those are the ones she went with). She then immediately returns to work on getting her eternally 17 vampire boyfriend back. To make things worse, Elena explicitly doesn't want to become a vampire, while Jeremy has previously been open to it, making the immortality issue ''more'' of an issue for her.
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