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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).
7th Oct '16 9:06:47 PM JMQwilleran
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* This sort of thinking is possibly [[Literature/PigeonSeries the Pigeon's]] most defining characteristic and generally what drives his behavior, especially things such as complaining about not appearing in the title of ''The Duckling Gets a Cookie?'' and slipping himself into the ''Elephant & Piggie'' titles.
26th Sep '16 4:49:32 AM Andyroid
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** In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', Pucci Lavish. It would be inaccurate to say that she confesses [[spoiler:at the climax]] -- "confessing" implies admitting to doing ''wrong''. She's considerably closer to bragging.

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** In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', Pucci Lavish. It would be inaccurate to say that she confesses [[spoiler:at [[spoiler:that her family sold all the climax]] gold in the vaults of the Royal Bank]] -- "confessing" implies admitting to doing ''wrong''. She's considerably closer to bragging.
23rd Sep '16 7:59:14 PM eowynjedi
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* Henry VIII in ''Literature/WolfHall'', mixed with a big dollop of NeverMyFault. Although he can show affection, statesmanship, and piety, at the core he's a selfish and capricious being who only cares about how his own feelings. After he orders Thomas Cromwell to get Anne Boleyn executed, Henry brings out a play he's written and shows it around to people at every opportunity.
-->"A tragedy... my own story."
21st Sep '16 6:01:25 AM NotoriouslySarcastic
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***Petunia would have too, at least in the movie, except the important moment ended up being a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhS9Z13Gyac deleted scene]].
19th Sep '16 8:32:22 PM newblood75
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* Apollo from ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo'' is the very definition of this, as well as at least two of his children. Their reaction to finding out their father [[spoiler:is now mortal and will have to complete several dangerous tasks to return to godly status]] is to ask if this will affect their existence or special abilities. And Apollo is ''proud of them for it''.
-->'''Apollo''': It warmed my heart that my children had the right priorities: their skills, their images, their views on YouTube.
20th Jul '16 6:37:00 AM WillBGood
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* In Jack Vance's works, the villains do this more often than not, often in eloquent, even florid, language. They tend to be extremely self-righteous. (When they aren't this trope, they tend to display Moral Myopia.)

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* In Jack Vance's Creator/JackVance's works, the villains do this more often than not, often in eloquent, even florid, language. They tend to be extremely self-righteous. (When they aren't this trope, they tend to display Moral Myopia.MoralMyopia.)
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