History KidsAreCruel / Literature

22nd Aug '17 7:26:26 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' novel, ''Brightly Burning'', a troop of school bullies torment a boy who has the ability to [[PsychicPowers start fires with his mind]]. Needless to say, it ends badly for them (and leaves the Firestarter wracked with guilt for some time afterward.) Not an example of BullyingADragon, since no one knew he had the ability until it manifested when they pushed him over the edge.

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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' novel, novels:
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''Brightly Burning'', a troop of school bullies torment a boy who has the ability to [[PsychicPowers start fires with his mind]]. Needless to say, it ends badly for them (and leaves the Firestarter wracked with guilt for some time afterward.) afterward). Not an example of BullyingADragon, since no one knew he had the ability until it manifested when they pushed him over the edge.
5th Jul '17 7:44:57 PM Malady
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** Creator/StephenKing's ''{{Carrie}}'' was picked on since childhood, literally outcast by her entire school, but it wasn't until she reached her teenage years that everything came to a head and she [[BewareTheNiceOnes snapped and went on a rampage]]. No one except her crazy religious fanatic mother (who was herself abusive to her) knew about her telekinetic powers until it was too late.

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** Creator/StephenKing's ''{{Carrie}}'' ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' was picked on since childhood, literally outcast by her entire school, but it wasn't until she reached her teenage years that everything came to a head and she [[BewareTheNiceOnes snapped and went on a rampage]]. No one except her crazy religious fanatic mother (who was herself abusive to her) knew about her telekinetic powers until it was too late.



* ''ALittlePrincess'': After Sara loses her money, RichBitch Lavinia wastes no time in treating her like she's less than trash.

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* ''ALittlePrincess'': ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'': After Sara loses her money, RichBitch Lavinia wastes no time in treating her like she's less than trash.
5th Dec '16 1:06:19 PM Kakai
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* Carnessian and Flint demonstrate this in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/Eludoran Eludoran]], through [[UpToEleven excessively]] [[AttemptedRape graphic]] [[BreakTheCutie ways]].

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* Carnessian and Flint demonstrate this in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/Eludoran Eludoran]], {{Eludoran}}, through [[UpToEleven excessively]] [[AttemptedRape graphic]] [[BreakTheCutie ways]].


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* The Red Knight from ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'' used to be bullied by his brothers as a kid, which culminated in them killing his favourite tutor and the Knight himself running away from home. Played with in that it was their mother who set them upon him as a way to make him [[HumansAreBastards hate humanity in general]].
1st Dec '16 8:53:06 PM Chabal2
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* Downplayed in ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'', where Watson notes that a client was a former schoolmate of his with important family connections. Being kids, the titles didn't impress them.
--> This gaudy relationship did him little good at school; on the contrary, it seemed rather a piquant thing to us to chevy him about on the playground and hit him over the shins with a wicket.
18th Nov '16 8:47:02 AM koryandir
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*** To elaborate, Petunia Evans mocked him for being poorly dressed and living in a poor neighborhood. He met James Potter and Sirius Black on his first train ride to Hogwarts. Both boys taunted Severus and gave him the nickname "Snivellus" for telling his friend Lily Evans that they should get sorted into Slytherin. Severus was bullied by James and Sirius relentlessly on a regular basis for his entire time at Hogwarts. The feud led to an attempt on his life he believed all of the Marauders plotted. Another incident consisted of being disarmed, tripped up, choked with soap with Scourgify, and having his trousers forced off of him while being lifted upside down. In front of his peers who all found this hilarious. All except Lily Evans.
** Severus Snape has a few moments himself as a boy. There was an incident of a tree branch falling on Petunia Evans after the latter mocked him which may or may not have been accidental magic on his part. He associated with some pretty nasty characters in Slytherin House who bullied other students but there's little to no proof that he participated in any of the bullying himself. One incident Lily Evans told him about was his associates doing something to a Gryffindor girl that Severus handwaved a "just a laugh" and no different that what the Maruaders did to anyone. There was also his angry outburst of "filthy little mudblood" at Lily Evans. Granted, it was said in a moment of severe emotional distress and humiliation courtesy of the James and Sirius but it was clear that he had internalized some anti-Muggle and Muggleborn sentiments his house was known for and started as early as childhood. He wouldn't really overcome such beliefs until he became an adult.

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*** To elaborate, Petunia Evans mocked him for being poorly dressed and living in a poor neighborhood. He met James Potter and Sirius Black on his first train ride to Hogwarts. Both boys taunted Severus and gave him the nickname "Snivellus" for telling his friend Lily Evans that they should get sorted into Slytherin. Severus was bullied by James and Sirius relentlessly on a regular basis for his entire time at Hogwarts. The feud led to an attempt on his life he believed all of the Marauders plotted. Another incident consisted of being disarmed, tripped up, choked with soap with Scourgify, and having his trousers forced off of him while being lifted upside down.down courtesy of James Potter. In front of his peers who all found this hilarious. All except Lily Evans.
** Severus Snape has a few moments himself as a boy. There was an incident of a tree branch falling on Petunia Evans after the latter mocked him which may or may not have been accidental magic on his part. He associated with some pretty nasty characters in Slytherin House who bullied other students but there's little to no proof that he participated in any of the bullying himself. One incident Lily Evans told him about was his associates doing something to a Gryffindor girl that Severus handwaved a "just a laugh" and no different that what the Maruaders did to anyone. There was also his angry outburst of "filthy little mudblood" at about Lily Evans. Granted, it was said in a moment of severe emotional distress and humiliation courtesy of the James and Sirius but it was clear that he had internalized some anti-Muggle and Muggleborn anti-Muggleborn sentiments his house was known for and started as early as childhood. He wouldn't really overcome such beliefs until he became an adult.
17th Nov '16 9:07:52 AM koryandir
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** Severus Snape has a few moments himself as a boy. There was an incident of a tree branch falling on Petunia Evans after the latter mocked him which may or may not have been accidental magic on his part. He associated with some pretty nasty characters in Slytherin House who bullied other students but there's little to no proof that he participated in any of the bullying himself. One incident Lily Evans told him about was his associates doing something to a Gryffindor girl that Severus handwaved a "just a laugh" and no different that what the Maruaders did to anyone.

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** Severus Snape has a few moments himself as a boy. There was an incident of a tree branch falling on Petunia Evans after the latter mocked him which may or may not have been accidental magic on his part. He associated with some pretty nasty characters in Slytherin House who bullied other students but there's little to no proof that he participated in any of the bullying himself. One incident Lily Evans told him about was his associates doing something to a Gryffindor girl that Severus handwaved a "just a laugh" and no different that what the Maruaders did to anyone. There was also his angry outburst of "filthy little mudblood" at Lily Evans. Granted, it was said in a moment of severe emotional distress and humiliation courtesy of the James and Sirius but it was clear that he had internalized some anti-Muggle and Muggleborn sentiments his house was known for and started as early as childhood. He wouldn't really overcome such beliefs until he became an adult.
17th Nov '16 5:16:36 AM koryandir
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*** To elaborate, Petunia Evans mocked him for being poorly dressed and living in a poor neighborhood. He met James Potter and Sirius Black on his first train ride to Hogwarts. Both boys taunted Severus and gave him the nickname "Snivellus" for telling his friend Lily Evans that they should get sorted into Slytherin. Severus was bullied 4-to-1 on a regular basis for his entire time at Hogwarts. The feud led to an attempt on his life he believed all four boys plotted. Another incident consisted of being disarmed, tripped up, choked with soap with Scourgify, and having his trousers forced off of him while being lifted upside down. In front of his peers who found this hilarious. All except Lily Evans.

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*** To elaborate, Petunia Evans mocked him for being poorly dressed and living in a poor neighborhood. He met James Potter and Sirius Black on his first train ride to Hogwarts. Both boys taunted Severus and gave him the nickname "Snivellus" for telling his friend Lily Evans that they should get sorted into Slytherin. Severus was bullied 4-to-1 by James and Sirius relentlessly on a regular basis for his entire time at Hogwarts. The feud led to an attempt on his life he believed all four boys of the Marauders plotted. Another incident consisted of being disarmed, tripped up, choked with soap with Scourgify, and having his trousers forced off of him while being lifted upside down. In front of his peers who all found this hilarious. All except Lily Evans.
17th Nov '16 5:06:28 AM koryandir
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*** Severus Snape has a few moments himself as a boy. There was an incident of a tree branch falling on Petunia Evans after the latter mocked him which may or may not have been accidental magic on his part. He associated with some pretty nasty characters in Slytherin House who bullied other students. Snape, who was implied to not be present for all of their cruelties, described their behavior as "just a laugh" for one particular incident. His associates' behavior was not unlike the Marauders' treatment of Snape [[MoralMyopia but the similarities seemed lost on him.]]

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*** To elaborate, Petunia Evans mocked him for being poorly dressed and living in a poor neighborhood. He met James Potter and Sirius Black on his first train ride to Hogwarts. Both boys taunted Severus and gave him the nickname "Snivellus" for telling his friend Lily Evans that they should get sorted into Slytherin. Severus was bullied 4-to-1 on a regular basis for his entire time at Hogwarts. The feud led to an attempt on his life he believed all four boys plotted. Another incident consisted of being disarmed, tripped up, choked with soap with Scourgify, and having his trousers forced off of him while being lifted upside down. In front of his peers who found this hilarious. All except Lily Evans.
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Severus Snape has a few moments himself as a boy. There was an incident of a tree branch falling on Petunia Evans after the latter mocked him which may or may not have been accidental magic on his part. He associated with some pretty nasty characters in Slytherin House who bullied other students. Snape, who students but there's little to no proof that he participated in any of the bullying himself. One incident Lily Evans told him about was implied his associates doing something to not be present for all of their cruelties, described their behavior as a Gryffindor girl that Severus handwaved a "just a laugh" for one particular incident. His associates' behavior was not unlike and no different that what the Marauders' treatment of Snape [[MoralMyopia but the similarities seemed lost on him.]]Maruaders did to anyone.
16th Nov '16 12:42:22 PM koryandir
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*** Snape was no saint, though, and don't make him out to be. He willingly participated in bullying that was far crueller than James ever did, using Dark Magic on his fellow students because they were "inferior" and refusing to stop his friends (which he ''did'' have apart from Lily) from using evil spells. He even uses Dark Magic on James moments before losing his friendship with Lily. Unlike James, [[SadistTeacher he never grew out of it]]. Even before going to Hogwarts, he wasn't exactly kind to Lily's beloved sister, Petunia.

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*** Severus Snape was no saint, though, and don't make him out to be. He willingly participated in bullying that was far crueller than James ever did, using Dark Magic on his fellow students because they were "inferior" and refusing to stop his friends (which he ''did'' have apart from Lily) from using evil spells. He even uses Dark Magic on James has a few moments before losing himself as a boy. There was an incident of a tree branch falling on Petunia Evans after the latter mocked him which may or may not have been accidental magic on his friendship part. He associated with Lily. Unlike James, [[SadistTeacher he never grew out some pretty nasty characters in Slytherin House who bullied other students. Snape, who was implied to not be present for all of it]]. Even before going to Hogwarts, he wasn't exactly kind to Lily's beloved sister, Petunia.their cruelties, described their behavior as "just a laugh" for one particular incident. His associates' behavior was not unlike the Marauders' treatment of Snape [[MoralMyopia but the similarities seemed lost on him.]]
16th Nov '16 12:24:06 PM koryandir
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*** More specifically, he "deflated his head a bit" eventually and stopped hexing other students for fun. Severus Snape, however, was a "special case" whom he targeted his entire time at Hogwarts.
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