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5th Feb '16 12:18:10 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/{{Sisters}}''. Second-youngest sister Georgie's therapist queries whether she had been molested by anyone, citing that it is frequently a cause of the depression and anxiety that she's been battling. That very night, Georgie apparently has a flashback of her father touching her inappropriately. Within weeks, she's not only convinced that her father repeatedly molested her, she accuses her mother of turning a blind eye to it and her sisters of being in denial as well (when they repeatedly deny being similarly abused), claiming that it would explain the myriad of problems that ''they've'' had, accusing her husband of being unsupportive, ultimately cutting them all out of her life, all with her therapist's encouragement. Only months later, watching one of her sisters, a doctor, examining her ill son, does she realize that what she remembered was not her father abusing her, but ''examining'' her (he was a doctor as well). She's horrified to realize that the whole thing was a ploy by her therapist to isolate her from her loved ones and ultimately seduce her.
9th Jan '16 3:30:53 AM marethyu759
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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Nibiki 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? All his." Kuno promptly comes to the conclusion that female Ranma is being held prisoner by a brutish, abusive male Ranma. (Given how Kuno doesn't realize the two are the same after Ranma ''transforms in front of him'', it makes sense that explanation doesn't get through to him.)
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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Nibiki 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? All his." Kuno promptly comes to the conclusion that female Ranma is being held prisoner by a brutish, abusive male Ranma. (Given how Kuno doesn't realize the two are the same after Ranma ''transforms in front of him'', his arms'', it makes sense that explanation doesn't get through to him.)
30th Dec '15 3:30:05 PM JulietF2
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** In one episode, a cop have a bad reputation as several other cops "know" that he used to beat his girlfriend. He even got arrested once. However, it turns out that he had nothing to do with her injuries. It wasn't even a [[CasualKink consensual game]], she was [[SelfHarm cutting herself because of a deep depression]].
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** In one episode, a cop have has a bad reputation as several other cops "know" that he used to beat his girlfriend. He even got arrested once. However, it turns out that he had nothing to do with her injuries. It wasn't even a [[CasualKink consensual game]], she was [[SelfHarm cutting herself because of a deep depression]].
13th Dec '15 4:42:19 PM Doug86
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* During ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen 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 ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen ''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.

* ''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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* ''HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': ''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.
13th Oct '15 10:26:03 AM Willbyr
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* Abiru of ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has her injuries mistaken for the result of domestic abuse. She actually gets them after tugging on the tails of animals she cares for at the zoo. This leads to a scene where several people follow her (completely innocent) father around and interpret everything he does as an indicator that he's abusive to her.
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* Abiru of ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has her injuries mistaken for the result of domestic abuse. She actually gets them after tugging on the tails of animals she cares for at the zoo. This leads to a scene where several people follow her (completely innocent) father around and interpret everything he does as an indicator that he's abusive to her.
30th Aug '15 8:04:10 PM Fireblood
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* In ''Film/TheSMJudge'', the ADA mistake the couple's BDSM sex-life for abuse. It's never made clear if he believed his own accusations, or if he merely used her bruises as an excuse to attack the judge.
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* In ''Film/TheSMJudge'', the ADA mistake public prosecutor mistakes the couple's BDSM sex-life practice for abuse. It's never made clear if he believed his own accusations, or if he merely used her bruises as an excuse to attack the judge.

* ''Film/GodBlessAmerica'': In several scenes, the audience is led to believe that someone is about to accuse Frank of mistreating Roxy. Disturbingly, nobody ever get this wrong 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 get gets this wrong 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.

** Possibly, Balin Brindle is a victim of this. He is rumoured 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.
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** Possibly, Balin Brindle is a victim of this. He is rumoured 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, like investigate whether he is forced to do it.

* In a Lena's segment of the ''Literature/TheJoyLuckClub''. Raised by an overprotective mother, Lena hears noises from their neighbors' walls and believes that abuse is going on it them. Fortunately, she's relieved to learn that they are only playing and later hears that there are clearly laughters of joy and love beyond the wall.
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* In a Lena's segment of the ''Literature/TheJoyLuckClub''. Raised by an overprotective mother, Lena hears noises from their neighbors' walls and believes that abuse is going on it them. Fortunately, she's relieved to learn that they are only playing and later hears that there these are clearly laughters laughs of joy and love beyond the wall.
28th Aug '15 8:38:54 AM zoop
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* In ''Webcomic/ThinkBeforeYouThink'', two characters are in group counseling. One of them, Selene, confides to the other, Benson, that she likes to be dominated. He thinks she's coming on to him and inviting him to dominate her. She wasn't, and one of the counselors walks in on them and thinks he's trying to rape her. Fortunately, the main character of the comic is a mindreader and is able to tell what was really going on.
24th Aug '15 6:51:54 PM mlsmithca
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The blank lines at the beginning and end of folders are unnecessary.



* In ''Manga/Ranma1/2'', Nibiki 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? All his." Kuno promptly comes to the conclusion that female Ranma is being held prisoner by a brutish, abusive male Ranma. (Given how Kuno doesn't realize the two are the same after Ranma ''transforms in front of him'', it makes sense that explanation doesn't get through to him.)
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* In ''Manga/Ranma1/2'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Nibiki 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? All his." Kuno promptly comes to the conclusion that female Ranma is being held prisoner by a brutish, abusive male Ranma. (Given how Kuno doesn't realize the two are the same after Ranma ''transforms in front of him'', it makes sense that explanation doesn't get through to him.)





[[folder: Web Original ]] * 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. * Discussed and played with in ''[[LoadingReadyRun Crap Shot]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8xivS237sw ep. 40: The Explanation]]. It's not abuse, but abuse is apparently less embarrassing, so they're prepared to go with that. * 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 sister's hands. Her poor mother had to rotate emergency rooms with all three of them for fear of Type A of this trope happening. [[/folder]]

-->'''Axel:''' ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards *genuinely horrified*]]'' WHAT?!
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-->'''Axel:''' ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards *genuinely horrified*]]'' (genuinely horrified)]]'' WHAT?!

-->'''Axel:''' ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards *genuinely horrified*]]'' WHAT?![[folder: Web Original ]] * 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. * Discussed and played with in ''[[LoadingReadyRun Crap Shot]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8xivS237sw ep. 40: The Explanation]]. It's not abuse, but abuse is apparently less embarrassing, so they're prepared to go with that. * 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 sister's hands. Her poor mother had to rotate emergency rooms with all three of them for fear of Type A of this trope happening. [[/folder]]

* {{Invoked}} hard in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab2021}}'' episode "Bizarro," in which Captain Murphy reacts as though Bizarro Debbie were brutally torturing Quinn when it is obvious to absolutely everyone else that they're having enthusiastic sex.
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* * {{Invoked}} hard in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab2021}}'' episode "Bizarro," in which Captain Murphy reacts as though Bizarro Debbie were brutally torturing Quinn when it is obvious to absolutely everyone else that they're having enthusiastic sex.
24th Aug '15 6:47:59 PM mlsmithca
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One contravention of wiki policy out, another one in. That's not what Captain Obvious is for. It refers to a character defined by a penchant for stating the obvious. It is not, and has never been, an all-purpose pothole for obvious statements, and should never be used as such.
* In ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', social workers at school will occasionally notice Robin's various injuries and bruises, and with the truth locked down tight, who can blame them for thinking abuse? [[CaptainObvious Bringing your adopted kid along to fight dangerous criminals is not something social workers would be happy about either]].
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* In ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', social workers at school will occasionally notice Robin's various injuries and bruises, and with the truth locked down tight, who can blame them for thinking abuse? [[CaptainObvious Bringing your adopted kid along to fight dangerous criminals is not something social workers would be happy about either]].either.
24th Aug '15 6:38:25 PM Katsuhagi
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** In one episode, a cop have a bad reputation as several other cops "know" that he used to beat his girlfriend. He even got arrested once. However, it turns out that he had nothing to do with her injuries. It wasn't even a [[CasualKink consensual game]], she was cutting herself because of a deep depression.
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** In one episode, a cop have a bad reputation as several other cops "know" that he used to beat his girlfriend. He even got arrested once. However, it turns out that he had nothing to do with her injuries. It wasn't even a [[CasualKink consensual game]], she was [[SelfHarm cutting herself because of a deep depression.depression]].
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