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28th Dec '17 5:49:13 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''Fanfic/SolitaryPinion'', Dr. Remedial Oath has a teenage patient with fresh tissue over much of her body, signs of large numbers of broken and healed bones, no cutie mark, difficulties with walking and speaking and fear of unicorn magic. He interprets this to be the result of years of abuse at the hooves of a unicorn. The reality, which he has yet to discover, is that she's a human teenager [[BalefulPolymorph recently transformed into a pegasus]], who hasn't managed to adjust to her equine body yet. The [[DamnYouMuscleMemory poor muscle control]] continuously caused her to fall down, to the point that she toppled, overcompensated, and tumbled into a lake, nearly drowning because of her difficulties moving her limbs. Everyone believes it might have been a [[DrivenToSuicide suicide attempt]] because of the [[DespairEventHorizon despair]] born of the horrible abuse she suffered through, and mistake gratitude towards her saviors as bonding with the first ponies to ever show her kindness - [[MetaphoricallyTrue technically true]], but certainly not to that extent.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''Fanfic/SolitaryPinion'', Dr. Remedial Oath has a teenage patient with fresh tissue over much of her body, signs of large numbers of broken and healed bones, no cutie mark, difficulties with walking and speaking and fear of unicorn magic. He interprets this to be the result of years of abuse at the hooves of a unicorn. The reality, which he has yet to discover, is that she's a human teenager [[BalefulPolymorph recently transformed into a pegasus]], Pegasus]], who hasn't managed to adjust to her equine body yet. The [[DamnYouMuscleMemory poor muscle control]] continuously caused her to fall down, to the point that she toppled, overcompensated, and tumbled into a lake, nearly drowning because of her difficulties moving her limbs. Everyone believes it might have been a [[DrivenToSuicide suicide attempt]] because of the [[DespairEventHorizon despair]] born of the horrible abuse she suffered through, and mistake gratitude towards her saviors as bonding with the first ponies to ever show her kindness - [[MetaphoricallyTrue technically true]], but certainly not to that extent.



* Not exactly innocent, but is [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3148571/1/Ultimate-Danny-Phantom Ultimate Danny Phantom]], Valeries dad discovers her and Dannys secret identities this way, he sees her injuries after one of their battles, takes her explanation how she got them out of context and assumes that Danny is Valeries BastardBoyfriend, she [[EveryoneHasStandards doesn't have it in her]] to falsely accuse him.

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* Not exactly innocent, but is [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3148571/1/Ultimate-Danny-Phantom Ultimate Danny Phantom]], Valeries Valerie's dad discovers her and Dannys Danny's secret identities this way, way; he sees her injuries after one of their battles, takes her explanation how she got them out of context and assumes that Danny is Valeries BastardBoyfriend, Valerie's BastardBoyfriend; she [[EveryoneHasStandards doesn't have it in her]] to falsely accuse him.
2nd Dec '17 8:39:07 AM Muppet
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* Not exactly innocent, but is Ultimate Danny Phantom, Valeries dad discovers her and Dannys secret identities this way, he sees her injuries after one of their battles, takes her explanation how she got them out of context and assumes that Danny is Valeries BastardBoyfriend, she [[EveryoneHasStandards doesn't have it in her]] to falsely accuse him.

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* Not exactly innocent, but is [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3148571/1/Ultimate-Danny-Phantom Ultimate Danny Phantom, Phantom]], Valeries dad discovers her and Dannys secret identities this way, he sees her injuries after one of their battles, takes her explanation how she got them out of context and assumes that Danny is Valeries BastardBoyfriend, she [[EveryoneHasStandards doesn't have it in her]] to falsely accuse him.
30th Nov '17 10:19:48 AM Muppet
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* Not exactly innocent, but is Ultimate Danny Phantom Valeries dad discovers her and Dannys secret identities this way, he sees her injuries after one of their battles, takes her explanation how she got them out of context and assumes that Danny is Valeries BastardBoyfriend, she [[EveryoneHasStandards doesn't have it in her]] to falsely accuse him.

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* Not exactly innocent, but is Ultimate Danny Phantom Phantom, Valeries dad discovers her and Dannys secret identities this way, he sees her injuries after one of their battles, takes her explanation how she got them out of context and assumes that Danny is Valeries BastardBoyfriend, she [[EveryoneHasStandards doesn't have it in her]] to falsely accuse him.
30th Nov '17 10:18:19 AM Muppet
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* Not exactly innocent, but is Ultimate Danny Phantom Valeries dad discovers her and Dannys secret identities this way, he sees her injuries after one of their battles and assumes that Danny is Valeries BastardBoyfriend, she [[EveryoneHasStandards doesn't have it in her]] to falsely accuse him.

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* Not exactly innocent, but is Ultimate Danny Phantom Valeries dad discovers her and Dannys secret identities this way, he sees her injuries after one of their battles battles, takes her explanation how she got them out of context and assumes that Danny is Valeries BastardBoyfriend, she [[EveryoneHasStandards doesn't have it in her]] to falsely accuse him.
30th Nov '17 10:14:14 AM Muppet
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* Not exactly innocent, but is Ultimate Danny Phantom Valeries dad discovers her and Dannys secret identities this way, he sees her injuries after one of their battles and assumes that Danny is Valeries BastardBoyfriend, she [[EveryoneHasStandards doesn't have it in her]] to falsely accuse him.
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* A pivotal moment in the play ''A Steady Rain'' involves the two cop characters returning a naked Vietnamese boy to the serial killer the poor kid was trying to escape from. This scene was directly inspired by an incident when police returned one of Jeffrey Dahmer's victims to him.
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* A pivotal moment in the play ''A Steady Rain'' involves the two cop characters returning a naked Vietnamese boy to the serial killer the poor kid was trying to escape from. This scene was directly inspired by an incident when police returned one of Jeffrey Dahmer's victims to him.
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* ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'': Gigolo Joe thinks the horrible bruises on Patricia, a first-time client, are the result of sexual "passion," although she has clearly been abused

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* ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'': Gigolo Joe thinks the horrible bruises on Patricia, a first-time client, are the result of sexual "passion," although she has clearly been abused
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* ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'': Gigolo Joe thinks the horrible bruises on Patricia, a first-time client, are the result of sexual "passion," although she has clearly been abused
3rd Nov '17 1:13:54 PM randomtroper89
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* ''Manga/LoveHina''. The girls of the house will think that Keitaro, being [[AccidentalPervert extremely unlucky and clumsy]], is trying to molest/abuse them, and respond with [[UnprovkedPervetPayback vicious revenge]].

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* ''Manga/LoveHina''. The girls of the house will think that Keitaro, being [[AccidentalPervert extremely unlucky and clumsy]], is trying to molest/abuse them, and respond with [[UnprovkedPervetPayback [[UnprovokedPervertPayback vicious revenge]].
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* ''Type A'': It looks like abuse, but has an innocent cause.
* ''Type B'': A sign of abuse only appears to have an innocent cause.

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* ''Type A'': It looks like abuse, but has an innocent cause.
* ''Type B'': A sign of abuse only appears to have an innocent cause.



If PlayedForLaughs, the mistake is almost always Type A, and quickly corrected. When PlayedForDrama, however, a real victim might be denied help (Type B), a innocent person might get his life ruined with unfair accusations of abuse by a WifeBasherBasher (Type A), or the designated "victim" (again Type A) gets stalked or outright oppressed by [[UnwantedRescue unwanted "rescuers"]]. These helpers might even go to great lengths [[ManufacturingVictims trying to force her to "realize" that she's a victim of abuse]]. And no, not the actual abuse that ''they'' are subjecting her to.

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If PlayedForLaughs, the mistake situation is almost always Type A, innocent, and quickly corrected. When PlayedForDrama, however, a real victim might be denied help (Type B), help, a innocent person might get his life ruined with unfair accusations of abuse by a WifeBasherBasher (Type A), WifeBasherBasher, or the designated "victim" (again Type A) gets stalked or outright oppressed by [[UnwantedRescue unwanted "rescuers"]]. These helpers might even go to great lengths [[ManufacturingVictims trying to force her to "realize" that she's a victim of abuse]]. And no, not the actual abuse that ''they'' are subjecting her to.






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* ''Manga/LoveHina''. The girls of the house will think that Keitaro, being [[AccidentalPervert extremely unlucky and clumsy]], is trying to molest/abuse them, so type A. However, some of their punishments of him will slip the show into type B.

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* ''Manga/LoveHina''. The girls of the house will think that Keitaro, being [[AccidentalPervert extremely unlucky and clumsy]], is trying to molest/abuse them, so type A. However, some of their punishments of him will slip the show into type B.and respond with [[UnprovkedPervetPayback vicious revenge]].



* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Nabiki tries to explain to [[LordErrorProne Kuno]] that in regards to the cute girl he's in love with (Ranma's girl self) and his school rival (Ranma's boy self), "Her body? Her soul? Both belong to Ranma." Kuno promptly comes to the conclusion that female Ranma is being held prisoner by a brutish, abusive male Ranma. Its implied by Nabiki's tone, expression, and [[TheTrickster personality]] that she gave a poor explanation on purpose to make the situation worse.

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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
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Nabiki tries to explain to [[LordErrorProne Kuno]] that in regards to the cute girl he's in love with (Ranma's girl self) and his school rival (Ranma's boy self), "Her body? Her soul? Both belong to Ranma." Kuno promptly comes to the conclusion that female Ranma is being held prisoner by a brutish, abusive male Ranma. Its implied by Nabiki's tone, expression, and [[TheTrickster personality]] that she gave a poor explanation on purpose to make the situation worse.



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* Type A is a Stock plot in ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse comics: Donald gets a new job of responsibility, and starts to see abuse and attempted crimes everywhere he looks. Chaos ensues.

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* Type A is a Stock stock plot in ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse comics: Donald gets a new job of responsibility, and starts to see abuse and attempted crimes everywhere he looks. Chaos ensues.



* During ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen Century: 1969'', Mina tries to get information out of Julia Gallion, wife of Oliver Haddo's current incarnation, by having sex with her. Apparently it was ''really'' loud and kinky sex, because afterwards, Mina's comrades ask about all the noise. In a variation on Type A, Mina lets them ''think'' it was some rough interrogation.

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* During ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen Century: 1969'', Mina tries to get information out of Julia Gallion, wife of Oliver Haddo's current incarnation, by having sex with her. Apparently it was ''really'' really loud and kinky sex, because afterwards, Mina's comrades ask about all the noise. In a variation on Type A, variation, Mina lets them ''think'' it was some rough interrogation.



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* ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': Harry is extremely upset when [=McGonagall=] automatically falls into the cliche that evil adoptive parents are, well, evil. Harry is HappilyAdopted, and to both of their credit, they resolve the misunderstanding quickly and relatively reasonably.
** Though [=McGonagall=] says at the time her evidence is equivocal; Harry usually behaves like a well-adjusted boy, but sometimes behaves as if he were being abused. It's unclear whether Harry's irrational personality or [[spoiler: his presumed partial possession by Voldemort]] is to blame.

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* ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': Harry is extremely upset when [=McGonagall=] automatically falls into the cliche that evil adoptive parents are, well, evil. Harry is HappilyAdopted, and to both of their credit, they resolve the misunderstanding quickly and relatively reasonably.
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reasonably. Though [=McGonagall=] says at the time her evidence is equivocal; Harry usually behaves like a well-adjusted boy, but sometimes behaves as if he were being abused. It's unclear whether Harry's irrational personality or [[spoiler: his presumed partial possession by Voldemort]] is to blame.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''Fanfic/SolitaryPinion'', Dr. Remedial Oath has a teenage patient with fresh tissue over much of her body, signs of large numbers of broken and healed bones, no cutie mark, difficulties with walking and speaking and fear of unicorn magic. He interprets this to be the result of years of abuse at the hooves of a unicorn. The reality, which he has yet to discover, is that she's a human teenager [[BalefulPolymorph recently transformed into a pegasus]], who hasn't managed to adjust to her equine body yet.
** The [[DamnYouMuscleMemory poor muscle control]] continuously caused her to fall down, to the point that she toppled, overcompensated, and tumbled into a lake, nearly drowning because of her difficulties moving her limbs. Everyone believes it might have been a [[DrivenToSuicide suicide attempt]] because of the [[DespairEventHorizon despair]] born of the horrible abuse she suffered through, and mistake gratitude towards her saviors as bonding with the first ponies to ever show her kindness - [[MetaphoricallyTrue technically true]], but certainly not to that extent.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''Fanfic/SolitaryPinion'', Dr. Remedial Oath has a teenage patient with fresh tissue over much of her body, signs of large numbers of broken and healed bones, no cutie mark, difficulties with walking and speaking and fear of unicorn magic. He interprets this to be the result of years of abuse at the hooves of a unicorn. The reality, which he has yet to discover, is that she's a human teenager [[BalefulPolymorph recently transformed into a pegasus]], who hasn't managed to adjust to her equine body yet.
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yet. The [[DamnYouMuscleMemory poor muscle control]] continuously caused her to fall down, to the point that she toppled, overcompensated, and tumbled into a lake, nearly drowning because of her difficulties moving her limbs. Everyone believes it might have been a [[DrivenToSuicide suicide attempt]] because of the [[DespairEventHorizon despair]] born of the horrible abuse she suffered through, and mistake gratitude towards her saviors as bonding with the first ponies to ever show her kindness - [[MetaphoricallyTrue technically true]], but certainly not to that extent.



* ''Film/GodBlessAmerica'': In several scenes, the audience is led to believe that someone is about to accuse Frank of mistreating Roxy. Disturbingly, nobody ever gets this idea, not even when this little girl is covered in blood and alone in a car at night with an old man who shares no family resemblance with her. When someone ''finally'' gets the idea that the girl might be abused, it's a creep who asks because he wants to join in.

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* ''Film/GodBlessAmerica'': In several scenes, the audience is led to believe that someone is about to accuse Frank of mistreating Roxy. Disturbingly, nobody ever gets this idea, not even when this little girl is covered in blood and alone in a car at night with an old man who shares no family resemblance with her. When someone ''finally'' finally gets the idea that the girl might be abused, it's a creep who asks because he wants to join in.



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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', Keifer Porter abused his wives, psychologically as well as physically, and managed to convince the eldest wives, who could have divorced him, that it was all in good fun (or, in one case, that the thirteen-year-old he tortured and raped provoked him).
** Possibly, Balin Brindle is a victim of this. He is rumored to have sex with his mothers (actually aunts, who fill the social role of mothers), which is seen as a damage to his reputation, but no one does anything about it, like investigate whether he is forced to do it.
* In the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' duology, Garranon is introduced as the evil king's courtesan, and an antagonist of the heroes. Later on we learn that he was sexually abused by the king ever since he was a child and hated the king all this time, but didn't dare fight back because the king would have killed all his friends and relatives if he had.
* The third book of ''Slave World'' starts out with a female police officer getting raped by a corrupt male policeman. When caught, his violation is mistaken for consensual sex, so they both get in trouble for it (she gets fired from the police force, and then hired by a government conspiracy trying to infiltrate an AlternateTimeline to steal their superior technology. But that's another story).

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', Keifer Porter abused his wives, psychologically as well as physically, and managed to convince the eldest wives, who could have divorced him, that it was all in good fun (or, in one case, that the thirteen-year-old he tortured and raped provoked him).
** Possibly, Balin Brindle is a victim of this. He is rumored to have sex with his mothers (actually aunts, who fill the social role of mothers), which is seen as a damage to his reputation, but no one does anything about it, like investigate whether he is forced to do it.
* In the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' duology, Garranon is introduced as the evil king's courtesan, and an antagonist of the heroes. Later on we learn that he was sexually abused by the king ever since he was a child and hated the king all this time, but didn't dare fight back because the king would have killed all his friends and relatives if he had.
* The third book of ''Slave World'' starts out with a female police officer getting raped by a corrupt male policeman. When caught, his violation is mistaken for consensual sex, so they both get in trouble for it (she gets fired from the police force, and then hired by a government conspiracy trying to infiltrate an AlternateTimeline to steal their superior technology. But that's another story).
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** An example of Type B would be in An-Mei's backstory. Her mother was disowned by her family for being a whore and running off to be a wealthy man's concubine. [[spoiler:It's revealed that the husband raped her mother after the man's second wife arranged for it (abusing the mother's trust in the process) and that the mother is now in a loveless marriage ''and'' not only was forced to give her birth son to the second mother and pretend that he's her kid, but is not allowed to put any distance between herself and the family she married into and hates, because the second wife wants her around for practical and manipulative reasons.]]



* Seven-year-old Brandon Stark accidentally stumbles across a man and a woman making love in Literature/AGameOfThrones, and because of the noises the woman is making he thinks the man is hurting her. Unfortunately, he [[WouldHurtAChild never gets much chance to correct his error]].
** Ironic, in that in almost all cases, one would be correct to assume abuse in that setting [[spoiler: (especially as [[BrotherSisterIncest they are siblings]])]].

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* Seven-year-old Brandon Stark accidentally stumbles across a man and a woman making love in Literature/AGameOfThrones, and because of the noises the woman is making he thinks the man is hurting her. Unfortunately, he [[WouldHurtAChild never gets much chance to correct his error]].
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error]]. Ironic, in that in almost all cases, one would be correct to assume abuse in that setting [[spoiler: (especially as [[BrotherSisterIncest they are siblings]])]].



* A rather strange example in ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}''. About halfway through the book, Vivenna finds out that her companion Jewels is a Drab, someone who has had part of their soul removed to feed one of the local gods. Vivenna tries to express sympathy for Jewels only to have Jewels make it clear that: 1. She gave up her soul voluntarily. 2. She still is proud of having done so. 3. She worships the god in question. 4. The money she received as compensation kept her family from starvation after her father broke his back. 5. Her father subsequently made a full recovery, and his business is still doing well. She believes this to have been divine favor for her sacrifice.

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* A rather strange example in ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}''. About halfway through the book, Vivenna finds out that her companion Jewels is a Drab, someone who has had part of their soul removed to feed one of the local gods. Vivenna tries to express sympathy for Jewels only to have Jewels make it clear that: 1. She gave up her soul voluntarily. 2. She voluntarily, she still is proud of having done so. 3. so She worships the god in question. 4. The question, the money she received as compensation kept her family from starvation after her father broke his back. 5. Her back, her father subsequently made a full recovery, and his business is still doing well. She believes this to have been divine favor for her sacrifice.



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** Another episode opens up with cops bursting into an apartment where a "rape" is occurring. However, it's revealed to just be actors and a cameraman making a film. It turns out they'd gotten a call to the building in question but the dispatcher had told them apartment B instead of D. An ''actual'' rape was occurring in another apartment.
** This is the central premise of the episode "Doubt", where the woman's ex-boyfriend/professor uses type A and [[CasualKink it being consensual]] as his defense, with the woman alleging type B. Notably, this was one of the few episodes where the verdict was never given, allowing the audience to draw their own conclusions..

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** Another episode opens up with cops bursting into an apartment where a "rape" is occurring. However, it's revealed to just be actors and a cameraman making a film. It turns out they'd gotten a call to the building in question but the dispatcher had told them apartment B instead of D. An ''actual'' actual rape was occurring in another apartment.
** This is the central premise of the episode "Doubt", where the woman's ex-boyfriend/professor uses type A and [[CasualKink it being consensual]] as his defense, with the woman alleging type B. Notably, this was one of the few episodes where the verdict was never given, allowing the audience to draw their own conclusions..
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* An early episode of ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' has a cop beating his wife until her sister takes matters into her own and holds up the husband at gunpoint. While investigating the situation, SRU officers quickly discover that the cop's partners and friends on the force knew, or at least strongly suspected, that the cop was beating his wife, but looked the other way out of misguided respect, writing it off as something else.
* Type A in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. When Martin reflects on raising his sons, he mentions that they were so bad at riding bikes they would be covered with bruises. He eventually gave up teaching them how to ride bikes, thinking that his sons' doctor was suspecting him of child abuse.

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* An early episode of ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' has a cop beating his wife until her sister takes matters into her own and holds up the husband at gunpoint. While investigating the situation, SRU officers quickly discover that the cop's partners and friends on the force knew, or at least strongly suspected, that the cop was beating his wife, but looked the other way out of misguided respect, writing it off as something else.
* Type A in
In an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. When Martin reflects on raising his sons, he mentions that they were so bad at riding bikes they would be covered with bruises. He eventually gave up teaching them how to ride bikes, thinking that his sons' doctor was suspecting him of child abuse.



* ''Series/TheLeague'' had a type A example: Jenny's young daughter Ellie catches her recording a video of herself [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating smack talking]] about her husband Kevin and thinks she's threatening to beat him up. When Ellie sees Kevin's black eye ([[ContrivedCoincidence which he got from slipping and smashing his face into the table]]) she freaks out and calls the police. When Kevin comes to the door he mentions to the cops that Jenny beat him (they play fantasy football and her team beat his), and they almost arrest her. He has to explain that she actually ''didn't'' give him the black eye, [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale and he thinks the very idea is amusing because he's a man.]]

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* ''Series/TheLeague'' had a type A example: ''Series/TheLeague'': Jenny's young daughter Ellie catches her recording a video of herself [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating smack talking]] about her husband Kevin and thinks she's threatening to beat him up. When Ellie sees Kevin's black eye ([[ContrivedCoincidence which he got from slipping and smashing his face into the table]]) she freaks out and calls the police. When Kevin comes to the door he mentions to the cops that Jenny beat him (they play fantasy football and her team beat his), and they almost arrest her. He has to explain that she actually ''didn't'' give him the black eye, [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale and he thinks the very idea is amusing because he's a man.]]



* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': In the episode "The Salt in the Wounds", the remains of a young woman bore signs of previous injuries. Booth and Brennan ask the victim's parents about the injuries mainly to rule out the likelihood of abuse. Her injuries are merely the result of her being an athlete (she was in the school volleyball team).

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* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': ''Series/{{Bones}}'':
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In the episode "The Salt in the Wounds", the remains of a young woman bore signs of previous injuries. Booth and Brennan ask the victim's parents about the injuries mainly to rule out the likelihood of abuse. Her injuries are merely the result of her being an athlete (she was in the school volleyball team).



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* This is essentially the Type B premise behind the incredibly dark [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/COMIX/Family/PAGE1.html Clarissa's public life.]] It doesn't really help that the only way she shows it is through risque pictures.
* In ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', Film Brain overhears what he believes to be Nostalgia Chick and Linkara (actually Mechakara impersonating Linkara) having sex. In actuality, Mechakara was subjecting the Nostalgia Chick to an UnwillingRoboticization and making her BrainwashedAndCrazy.



* On ''WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou'' one of Tara's {{running gag}}s on the show is the amount of childhood injuries she has had to endure, either at her own hands or her sisters' hands. Her poor mother had to rotate emergency rooms with all three of them for fear of Type A of this trope happening.

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* On ''WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou'' one of Tara's {{running gag}}s on the show is the amount of childhood injuries she has had to endure, either at her own hands or her sisters' hands. Her poor mother had to rotate emergency rooms with all three of them for fear of Type A of this trope happening.


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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'':
** Keifer Porter abused his wives, psychologically as well as physically, and managed to convince the eldest wives, who could have divorced him, that it was all in good fun (or, in one case, that the thirteen-year-old he tortured and raped provoked him).
** Possibly, Balin Brindle is a victim of this. He is rumored to have sex with his mothers (actually aunts, who fill the social role of mothers), which is seen as a damage to his reputation, but no one does anything about it, like investigate whether he is forced to do it.
* In the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' duology, Garranon is introduced as the evil king's courtesan, and an antagonist of the heroes. Later on we learn that he was sexually abused by the king ever since he was a child and hated the king all this time, but didn't dare fight back because the king would have killed all his friends and relatives if he had.
* The third book of ''Slave World'' starts out with a female police officer getting raped by a corrupt male policeman. When caught, his violation is mistaken for consensual sex, so they both get in trouble for it.
* ''Literature/TheJoyLuckClub'': In An-Mei's backstory, her mother was disowned by her family for being a whore and running off to be a wealthy man's concubine. [[spoiler:It's revealed that the husband raped her mother after the man's second wife arranged for it (abusing the mother's trust in the process) and that the mother is now in a loveless marriage ''and'' not only was forced to give her birth son to the second mother and pretend that he's her kid, but is not allowed to put any distance between herself and the family she married into and hates, because the second wife wants her around for practical and manipulative reasons.]]
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* An early episode of ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' has a cop beating his wife until her sister takes matters into her own and holds up the husband at gunpoint. While investigating the situation, SRU officers quickly discover that the cop's partners and friends on the force knew, or at least strongly suspected, that the cop was beating his wife, but looked the other way out of misguided respect, writing it off as something else.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': This is the central premise of the episode "Doubt", where the woman's ex-boyfriend[=/=]professor uses [[CasualKink it being consensual]] as his defense, with the woman alleging abuse. Notably, this was one of the few episodes where the verdict was never given, allowing the audience to draw their own conclusions..
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* This is essentially the premise behind the incredibly dark [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/COMIX/Family/PAGE1.html Clarissa's public life.]] It doesn't really help that the only way she shows it is through risque pictures.
* In ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', Film Brain overhears what he believes to be Nostalgia Chick and Linkara (actually Mechakara impersonating Linkara) having sex. In actuality, Mechakara was subjecting the Nostalgia Chick to an UnwillingRoboticization and making her BrainwashedAndCrazy.
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