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25th May '18 10:10:50 AM StFan
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->'''Ino:''' Oh god, Naruto's really hurting him in there!
->'''Sasuke:''' No. He's not. He's having sex with me.

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->'''Ino:''' Oh god, Naruto's really hurting him in there!
->'''Sasuke:'''
there!\\
'''Sasuke:'''
No. He's not. He's having sex with me.






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-->'''Allan''': We heard that other girl screaming. D-did you torture her for information?
-->'''Mina''': Oh.. yes. Yes, I can be quite ruthless when I have to be.

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-->'''Allan''': -->'''Allan:''' We heard that other girl screaming. D-did you torture her for information?
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'''Mina:'''
Oh.. yes. Yes, I can be quite ruthless when I have to be.



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* In one story arc in ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' Connie has plastic surgery to remove the bags on her eyes, which causes her eyes to be all bruised. When she walks through a store, one man sees her bruises and says, "Excuse me Miss? I know it's none of my business, but I hope the guy who did that to you goes to jail." Connie implies to Elly in the same strip that this is also the reason why her husband Greg isn't willing to be seen in public with her until the bruises heal up because of the possibility of him being mistaken for abusing her.
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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]], 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.



* In ''FanFic/ForHisOwnSake'', Naru sees a stranger teasing a woman he's walking with. Assuming the worst, she attacks. Turns out the guy was trying to convince his ''wife'' to play a fighting game at the arcade with him, and teasing her about how she wasn't good at them.

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* In ''FanFic/ForHisOwnSake'', ''Fanfic/ForHisOwnSake'', Naru sees a stranger teasing a woman he's walking with. Assuming the worst, she attacks. Turns out the guy was trying to convince his ''wife'' to play a fighting game at the arcade with him, and teasing her about how she wasn't good at them.



* In ''FanFic/{{Shatterheart}}'', Kurogane and [[spoiler: R!]]Syaoran share a passionate kiss when [[InterruptedIntimacy Fai walks in on them.]] Since Fai doesn't [[LockedOutOfTheLoop know]] that Kurogane and Syaoran are together and Syaoran is actually [[OlderThanTheyLook 21]] despite looking 16, he comes to the not-unreasonable-given-the-circumstances conclusion that Kurogane is sexually abusing him.

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* In ''FanFic/{{Shatterheart}}'', ''Fanfic/{{Shatterheart}}'', Kurogane and [[spoiler: R!]]Syaoran share a passionate kiss when [[InterruptedIntimacy Fai walks in on them.]] Since Fai doesn't [[LockedOutOfTheLoop know]] that Kurogane and Syaoran are together and Syaoran is actually [[OlderThanTheyLook 21]] despite looking 16, he comes to the not-unreasonable-given-the-circumstances conclusion that Kurogane is sexually abusing him.



* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', [[IdiotHero Goku]] accidentally implies that he's a wife beater when he mentions how he beat her at the martial arts tournament. It should be noted that Chi-Chi is largely the one that drives their roles in their marriage, not Goku.
-->'''Goku:''' It really wasn't much of a fight... One hit, and she just went down. Then we got married, I put a baby in her, and now she just stays at home, cooks my dinner, and raises our kid!\\
'''Chi-Chi:''' Y'know, [[LampshadeHanging when he puts it that way...]]



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* In one story arc in ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' Connie has plastic surgery to remove the bags on her eyes, which causes her eyes to be all bruised. When she walks through a store, one man sees her bruises and says, "Excuse me Miss? I know it's none of my business, but I hope the guy who did that to you goes to jail." Connie implies to Elly in the same strip that this is also the reason why her husband Greg isn't willing to be seen in public with her until the bruises heal up because of the possibility of him being mistaken for abusing her.

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* In one story arc in ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' Connie has plastic surgery to remove the bags on her eyes, which causes her eyes to be all bruised. ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''Dreamlands'' adventure "Pickman's Student". When she walks through the investigators go to the apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Briggs, they find a store, one man sees her bruises and says, "Excuse me Miss? I know it's none of my business, but I hope the guy who did tied to a chair with a bathrobe thrown over him. If they rescue him they discover that to you goes to jail." Connie implies to Elly in the same strip that this is also the reason why her husband Greg isn't willing to be seen in public he's playing bondage games with her until his wife.
* ''{{TabletopGame/GURPS}} Goblins'', adventure "The Horse Swapping". The ladies are playing Blind Man's Buff inside a house with some male customers while
the bruises heal up because {{PC}}s are outside waiting for them. While wearing the blindfold, one of the possibility customers accidentally strikes one of him being mistaken for abusing her.the ladies. She lets out a scream that can be heard by the {{PC}}s, which may result in them rushing in to see what's wrong.



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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''Dreamlands'' adventure "Pickman's Student". When the investigators go to the apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Briggs, they find a man tied to a chair with a bathrobe thrown over him. If they rescue him they discover that he's playing bondage games with his wife.
* ''{{TabletopGame/GURPS}} Goblins'', adventure "The Horse Swapping". The ladies are playing Blind Man's Buff inside a house with some male customers while the {{PC}}s are outside waiting for them. While wearing the blindfold, one of the customers accidentally strikes one of the ladies. She lets out a scream that can be heard by the {{PC}}s, which may result in them rushing in to see what's wrong.

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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''Dreamlands'' adventure "Pickman's Student". When ''{{VideoGame/Tenchu}}: Wrath of Heaven'' has a scene where Ayame overhears Tajima telling a captured village girl "What a nice pair you have, now let me show you mine!" which leads to her believe the investigators go young woman is about to be sexually assaulted, but when she bursts inside to save the apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Briggs, they find girl in a man tied to a chair with a bathrobe thrown over him. If they rescue him they discover that he's BigDamnHeroes moment she sees the two were actually just playing bondage games with his wife.
* ''{{TabletopGame/GURPS}} Goblins'', adventure "The Horse Swapping". The ladies are playing Blind Man's Buff inside a house with some male customers while the {{PC}}s are outside waiting for them. While wearing the blindfold, one of the customers accidentally strikes one of the ladies. She lets out a scream that can be heard by the {{PC}}s, which may result in them rushing in to see what's wrong.
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* ''{{VideoGame/Tenchu}}: Wrath of Heaven'' has a scene where Ayame overhears Tajima telling a captured village girl "What a nice pair you have, now let me show you mine!" which leads to her believe the young woman is about to be sexually assaulted, but when she bursts inside to save the girl in a BigDamnHeroes moment she sees the two were actually just playing poker.
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* ''{{VideoGame/Tenchu}}: Wrath of Heaven'' has a scene where Ayame overhears Tajima telling a captured village girl "What a nice pair you have, now let me show you mine!" which leads to her believe the young woman is about to be sexually assaulted, but when she bursts inside to save the girl in a BigDamnHeroes moment she sees the two were actually just playing poker.
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-->'''Aerith:''' Axel hit me!
-->'''Axel:''' ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards (genuinely horrified)]]'' WHAT?!

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-->'''Aerith:''' Axel hit me!
-->'''Axel:''' ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards (genuinely horrified)]]''
me!\\
'''Axel:''' ''[[[EvenEvilHasStandards genuinely horrified]]]''
WHAT?!



* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', [[AxCrazy Bangladesh]] [[ComedicSociopathy DuPree]] has a bit of an obsession with Tarvek, apparently dating from when they were both in Paris and Bang had kidnapped him. It seems to be PlayedForLaughs at the [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120222#.VvhUw-IrLIU start]] but when you start thinking about what she's actually saying - ''"Hey, do you still have those little '''scars?'''"'' - FridgeHorror starts to set in. It's recently been confirmed that [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160318#.VvhVyuIrLIU yes, Bang did physically torture him]], and the fact that Gil has now set her to work as his bodyguard whilst he's asleep is more than a little worrying.
--> '''Bang:''' I wanna see if he's still got those beautiful scars!\\
'''Gil:''' I ''told'' you - the chrono spillage healed ''everything''.\\

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', [[AxCrazy Bangladesh]] [[ComedicSociopathy DuPree]] has a bit of an obsession with Tarvek, apparently dating from when they were both in Paris and Bang had kidnapped him. It seems to be PlayedForLaughs at the [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120222#.VvhUw-IrLIU start]] but when you start thinking about what she's actually saying - -- ''"Hey, do you still have those little '''scars?'''"'' - -- FridgeHorror starts to set in. It's recently been confirmed that [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160318#.VvhVyuIrLIU yes, Bang did physically torture him]], and the fact that Gil has now set her to work as his bodyguard whilst he's asleep is more than a little worrying.
--> '''Bang:''' -->'''Bang:''' I wanna see if he's still got those beautiful scars!\\
'''Gil:''' I ''told'' you - -- the chrono spillage healed ''everything''.\\



* In ''{{Webcomic/Namesake}}'', both Emma and a concierge [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/growing-distress end up fearing]] she may have been date raped after she woke up in a hotel she didn't recognize with ripped clothing, a note thanking her for a fun night, and [[LaserGuidedAmnesia no clue what happened]].

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* In ''{{Webcomic/Namesake}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Namesake}}'', both Emma and a concierge [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/growing-distress end up fearing]] she may have been date raped after she woke up in a hotel she didn't recognize with ripped clothing, a note thanking her for a fun night, and [[LaserGuidedAmnesia no clue what happened]].



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* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', [[IdiotHero Goku]] accidentally implies that he's a wife beater when he mentions how he beat her at the martial arts tournament. It should be noted that Chi-Chi is largely the one that drives their roles in their marriage, not Goku.
--> '''Goku''': It really wasn't much of a fight... One hit, and she just went down. Then we got married, I put a baby in her, and now she just stays at home, cooks my dinner, and raises our kid!\\
'''Chi-Chi''': Y'know, [[LampshadeHanging when he puts it that way...]]



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19th May '18 10:42:49 AM randomtroper89
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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]]. 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, ''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]])]].



* One episode of Series/UntoldStoriesOfTheER (all based on Doctor's true stories) had a boy with a mild case of Brittle Bone Disease that has a Case A of this trope. The Hysterical parents response to the accusation, up to and including Kidnapping the child from the ER, did not help things.

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* One episode of Series/UntoldStoriesOfTheER (all based on Doctor's true stories) had a boy with a mild case of Brittle Bone Disease that has a Case A of this trope.Disease. The Hysterical parents response to the accusation, up to and including Kidnapping the child from the ER, did not help things.



* Inverted on ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Coach Beiste walks by with a black eye and a few girls [[WhatTheHellHero make some tasteless jokes]] about how she must have been punched by her husband. She says that in reality, she dropped a weight on herself when she was working out and the issue is dropped. Later in the episode however, she confesses that it was in fact her husband that hit her, starting her domestic abuse arc.

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* Inverted Subverted on ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Coach Beiste walks by with a black eye and a few girls [[WhatTheHellHero make some tasteless jokes]] about how she must have been punched by her husband. She says that in reality, she dropped a weight on herself when she was working out and the issue is dropped. Later in the episode however, she confesses that it was in fact her husband that hit her, starting her domestic abuse arc.
10th May '18 12:50:11 PM LavonPapillon1
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* ''Fanfic/MrAndMrsGold'': Given Rumpelstiltskinís/Mr. Goldís [[TheDreaded intimidating reputation]], many believe that Belle/Rose is a victim of abuse, with Jefferson (already off of the deep end) trying to keep her in his house under the assumption that Mr. Gold is keeping her against her will.
21st Apr '18 3:43:43 AM mariofan1000
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* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', [[IdiotHero Goku]] accidentally implies that he's a wife beater when he mentions how he beat her at the martial arts tournament. It should be noted that Chi-Chi is largely the one that drives their roles in their marriage, not Goku.
--> '''Goku''': It really wasn't much of a fight... One hit, and she just went down. Then we got married, I put a baby in her, and now she just stays at home, cooks my dinner, and raises our kid!\\
'''Chi-Chi''': Y'know, [[LampshadeHanging when he puts it that way...]]
20th Apr '18 2:33:49 PM Pisthetairos
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* ''ComicBook/Spawn'' has two little boys (one of whom would grow up to become the Redeemer) whose abusive father claims to the other churchgoes they play a lot of tackle football. Until Spawn violently murders him, that is.

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* ''ComicBook/Spawn'' ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' has two little boys (one of whom would grow up to become the Redeemer) whose abusive father claims to the other churchgoes they play a lot of tackle football. Until Spawn violently murders him, that is.
20th Apr '18 2:31:48 PM Pisthetairos
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* ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' has an early episode where Cheryl's massages have been giving her weird bruises. Later, Larry pretends to hit her as a joke in the car, but, due to the angle, one of their friends doesn't notice he's just faking it (the slaps don't even touch her). The episode ends with policemen at their door, asking if she wants to press charges. PlayedForLaughs.
* ''Series/NipTuck'' has social services pay Sean a visit after his patient/lover claims he took advantage of her. The social worker notices Sean's daughter has bruises on her legs, from playing soccer. PlayedForDrama.


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* ''ComicBook/Spawn'' has two little boys (one of whom would grow up to become the Redeemer) whose abusive father claims to the other churchgoes they play a lot of tackle football. Until Spawn violently murders him, that is.
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21st Mar '18 10:39:50 PM pooraurora
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* Invoked in ''FanFic/NineElevenTen'', as Charles' safety depends on the telepathic [[BigBad Lady Frost]] believing he was raped by Erik, Charles and Erik make sure that she and anyone who lacks sufficient mental defenses doesn't know that their relationship is consensual.
** A more straightforward example is [[spoiler: Hank]], who Logan and Charles think willingly slept with their mutual BadBoss until Charles learns that she raped him.
18th Mar '18 3:15:08 PM BattleMaster
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* Multiple times in the ''Literature/MercyThompson'', Mercy is recovering from the latest round of injuries she's received from fighting a supernatural threat and gets told a variation of "whoever that boy is, you should dump him" by random strangers.
11th Mar '18 7:00:39 PM konekootome
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* Izuku initially mistakes Inko's refusal to talk about his father and trauma in ''FanFic/ConversationsWithACryptid'' as signs of past domestic abuse until she clarifies that he never physically harmed her.
2nd Mar '18 6:27:29 PM ReaderAt2046
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** ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/13603578/chapters/31229820 Bruises]]'' has a similar dynamic. Alya notices that Marinette claims to have a new boyfriend, about whom she refuses to provide ''any'' details, and that she all of a sudden is covered in bruises that [[CutHimselfShaving she claims are the result of her own klutziness]], and draws the obvious conclusion. The bruising is actually from her fights as a superhero, and the reason she refuses to provide any details on her boyfriend is that he's her superhero partner, and revealing that fact would give away Marinette's secret identity.
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