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29th Oct '17 7:03:40 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Yasa, [[CatFolk from a feline-evolved race]], is totally self-absorbed albeit very practical about it.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', ''Literature/ForerunnerForay'', Yasa, [[CatFolk from a feline-evolved race]], is totally self-absorbed albeit very practical about it.
3rd Oct '17 9:04:25 PM JMQwilleran
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* Earlier books in the ''Literature/LlamaLlama'' series in particular are about Llama Llama causing drama because he wants his Mama's attention. As he gets older, he starts to grow out of it.
26th Sep '17 11:31:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Although movie adaptations have portrayed {{Lolita}} this way, it's actually Humbert Humbert. Sometimes this is PlayedForLaughs; when a potential landlord's house burns down, Humbert is only annoyed that he won't have a chance with the man's pretty daughters. And other times it's not -- Humbert thinks that he loves Lolita and waxes lyrical about her beauty, yet has barely a thought about how he's destroying her childhood until the end of the book. It never occurs to Humbert that he might forget his sexual desires out of love, and her reaction to him molesting her every night and controlling all aspects of her life is regarded as bratty teenage behaviour instead of an abuse victim lashing out in the only way she can.

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* Although movie adaptations have portrayed {{Lolita}} Literature/{{Lolita}} this way, it's actually Humbert Humbert. Sometimes this is PlayedForLaughs; when a potential landlord's house burns down, Humbert is only annoyed that he won't have a chance with the man's pretty daughters. And other times it's not -- Humbert thinks that he loves Lolita and waxes lyrical about her beauty, yet has barely a thought about how he's destroying her childhood until the end of the book. It never occurs to Humbert that he might forget his sexual desires out of love, and her reaction to him molesting her every night and controlling all aspects of her life is regarded as bratty teenage behaviour instead of an abuse victim lashing out in the only way she can.
9th Sep '17 8:49:58 AM LadyJafaria
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** Christine, Agnes's {{Foil}} in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' is this combined with BrainlessBeauty; she literally pays no attention to things that aren't about her. Agnes tests this by saying "And my father is the Emperor of Klatch and my mother is a small tray of raspberry puddings!"
22nd Aug '17 7:25:34 PM PaulA
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* The BigBad of Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/DianaTregarde Jinx High]]'' understands the magical law of karma ... specifically she understands that when others do wrong, it leaves them open for her to harm them. The idea that ''she'' might be subject to this same law doesn't even occur to her.
** In her defense, she's actually ''not'' entirely subject to it: her body-switching magic has allowed her to let the karmic consequences land on someone else's head while she escapes scot-free, several times. One of the saddest things about the series coming to an unplanned and abrupt halt after ''Jinx High'' is that [[KarmaHoudini her ultimate escape at the end]] and its consequences (notably, that Diana Tregarde has entirely unknown to her actually killed an innocent person in the villainess's stead) are never, ever addressed.

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* The BigBad of Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/DianaTregarde Jinx High]]'' ''Literature/JinxHigh'' understands the magical law of karma ... specifically she understands that when others do wrong, it leaves them open for her to harm them. The idea that ''she'' might be subject to this same law doesn't even occur to her.
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her. In her defense, she's actually ''not'' entirely subject to it: her body-switching magic has allowed her to let the karmic consequences land on someone else's head while she escapes scot-free, several times. One of the saddest things about the series coming to an unplanned and abrupt halt after ''Jinx High'' is that [[KarmaHoudini her ultimate escape at the end]] and its consequences (notably, that Diana Tregarde has entirely unknown to her actually killed an innocent person in the villainess's stead) are never, ever addressed.
31st Mar '17 5:21:50 PM WillBGood
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** Viserys Targaryen despite being in no position of power, he still treats everyone like dirt, and thinks everything should go his way.

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** Viserys Targaryen Targaryen, despite being in no position of power, he still treats everyone like dirt, dirt and thinks everything should go his way.
17th Mar '17 3:55:03 AM ZoeticCob
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* In Literature/TheShahnameh Goshtasp is willing to send his son Esfandiar to his death to stay king and Esfandiar is willing to dishonor Rostam to become king, even after all Rostam has done for Iran. Esfandiar is decidedly the more honorable of the two though.

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* In Literature/TheShahnameh Goshtasp is willing to send his son Esfandiar to his death to stay king and king. Unfortunately the prince takes after his father in this regard. Esfandiar is willing to dishonor Rostam to become king, even after all Rostam has done for Iran. Esfandiar is decidedly the more honorable of the two though.
17th Mar '17 3:50:04 AM ZoeticCob
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* In Literature/TheShahnameh Goshtasp is willing to send his son Esfandiar to his death to stay king and Esfandiar is willing to dishonor Rostam to become king, even after all Rostam has done for Iran. Esfandiar is decidedly the more honorable of the two though.
13th Feb '17 9:59:32 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', this is Merik's FatalFlaw. He's convinced that the navy, the country and the people of Nubrevna are doomed without him and only him sitting on the throne will save the nation from utter destruction wrought by his sister. The reality is... less dramatic.
14th Jan '17 4:34:24 AM YankeeDave
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* Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities: Marquis St. Evrémonde runs over a peasant girl with his carriage, and his only concern is that the incident may have "damaged" his horses (not injured, but damaged).
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