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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).
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."
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