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22nd May '16 2:39:00 AM Argon2
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic ''battle wounds'', Adrien is horrified when he sees scars on a schoolmate's legs and she stubbornly refuses to tell him what caused them. They're actually from her fights as a costumed superhero.
2nd May '16 1:34:59 PM Monsund
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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 his arms'', it makes sense that explanation doesn't get through to him.)

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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Nibiki 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? All his.Both belong to Ranma." 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 his arms'', it makes sense Its implied by Nabiki's tone, expression, and [[TheTrickster personality]] that she gave a poor explanation doesn't get through on purpose to him.)make the situation worse.
27th Mar '16 2:56:50 PM howdotheyriseup
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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:''' I wanna see if he's still got those beautiful scars!\\
'''Gil:''' I ''told'' you - the chrono spillage healed ''everything''.\\
'''Bang:''' ''Nooo!'' I worked ''hard'' on those!
20th Mar '16 7:25:35 PM Fireblood
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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.

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* An early episode of ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'', ''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.



* In the 2000 remake of the ''Series/TheFugitive'', the already suspicious Inspector Gerard becomes convinced that Richard Kimble is his wife's murderer when witnesses who saw them jogging in the park the day she was killed claim to have seen him grab her and throw her to the ground. They didn't--the HappilyMarried couple was playing and goofing off.

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* In the 2000 remake of the ''Series/TheFugitive'', the already suspicious Inspector Gerard becomes convinced that Richard Kimble is his wife's murderer when witnesses who saw them jogging in the park the day she was killed claim to have seen him grab her and throw her to the ground. They didn't--the HappilyMarried couple was were simply playing and goofing off.
20th Mar '16 7:12:50 PM Fireblood
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** Ironic, in that in almost all cases, one would be correct to assume abuse in that setting given [[spoiler: (especially as [[BrotherSisterIncest they are siblings]])]].

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** Ironic, in that in almost all cases, one would be correct to assume abuse in that setting given [[spoiler: (especially as [[BrotherSisterIncest they are siblings]])]].
20th Mar '16 7:12:01 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'': When Rose tries to commit suicide, [[HappilyFailedSuicide Jack talks her out of it]]. However... then she slips, nearly falling to her death. He manages to save her, but as he does so she's screaming for help. After he manages to drag her up to safety, some crewmen arrive and assume that he has assaulted her. Made worse by the fact that later in the film, we see evidence that Rose's fiance really ''does'' physically abuse her... and virtually no one knows it.

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* ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'': When Rose tries to commit suicide, [[HappilyFailedSuicide [[TalkingDownTheSuicidal Jack talks her out of it]]. However... then she slips, nearly falling to her death. He manages to save her, but as he does so she's screaming for help. After he manages to drag her up to safety, some crewmen arrive and assume that he has assaulted her. Made worse by the fact that later in the film, we see evidence that Rose's fiance really ''does'' physically abuse her... and virtually no one knows it. [[ValuesDissonance It's likely that at the time]] nothing would be done even if they did.



* 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).

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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, fun (or, in one case, that the thirteen-year-old he tortured and raped provoked him).



* 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.)
* 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 these are clearly laughs of joy and love beyond the wall.

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* 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 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 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.on. Fortunately, she's relieved to learn that they are only playing and later hears that these are clearly laughs of joy and love beyond the wall.



* In one of the Temple Barr novels, Temple (a female public relations agent and private eye) had gotten beat up, and lots of people assumed it was abuse. (It was crooks who didn't like her nosing around.) Unfortunately she was then targeted by a serial killer who targeted abuse victims...

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* In one of the Temple Barr novels, Temple (a female public relations agent and private eye) had gotten beat up, and lots of people assumed it was abuse. (It abuse (it was crooks who didn't like her nosing around.) around). Unfortunately she was then targeted by a serial killer who targeted abuse victims...



** Ironic, in that in almost all cases, one would be correct to assume abuse in that setting.

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** Ironic, in that in almost all cases, one would be correct to assume abuse in that setting.setting given [[spoiler: (especially as [[BrotherSisterIncest they are siblings]])]].
4th Mar '16 7:17:31 AM WillBGood
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* Type A is a Stock plot in ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicsUniverse 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 plot in ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicsUniverse ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse comics: Donald gets a new job of responsibility, and starts to see abuse and attempted crimes everywhere he looks. Chaos ensues.



** 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 HappilyMarriedFacade ''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 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 HappilyMarriedFacade 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.]]
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]].
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