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3rd May '16 6:23:45 AM tromag
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* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', Mike gives a memorable speech to Walt about how it was time for "no more half measures" in dealing with the problem that Jesse had become to Gus' empire. Mike meant this to get Walter to abandon his half assed attempts to protect Jesse from himself and stand out of the way when Gus inevitably decides to remove Jesse from the picture, but it instead galvanizes Walt to whole heartedly support Jesse and become just as adversarial to Gus' operation. This gets lampshaded the next time Walt and Mike see each other, and Mike is less than pleased about the fact.
* One of the first few episodes of ''Series/The100'' has Bellamy try to help a little girl deal with her nightmares by giving her the same advice his mother gave him: "Don't be scared of the demons; ''fight back''." This backfires when [[spoiler: we find out her nightmares involved President Jaha, and she interpreted the advice by killing his son, since she couldn't kill the real thing]].

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* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', Mike gives a memorable speech to Walt about how it was time for "no more half measures" in dealing with the problem that Jesse had become to Gus' empire. Mike meant this to get Walter to abandon his half assed attempts to protect Jesse from himself and stand out of the way when Gus inevitably decides to remove Jesse from the picture, but it instead galvanizes Walt to whole heartedly support Jesse and become just as adversarial to Gus' operation. This gets lampshaded the next time Walt and Mike see each other, and Mike is less than pleased about the fact.
* One of the first few episodes of ''Series/The100'' has Bellamy try to help a little girl deal with her nightmares by giving her the same advice his mother gave him: "Don't be scared of the demons; ''fight back''." This backfires when [[spoiler: we find out her
nightmares involved President Jaha, and she interpreted the advice by killing his son, since she couldn't kill the real thing]].
* Early in Series/{{TURN}}, Abraham's father is ordered by the British to choose which of the community's gravestones to dig up to build fortifications. He's clearly conflicted, and Abraham tells him that the time has come to make a choice, whether to submit, or to fight back. The next day, he gives an impassioned speech about surrendering what they care about most to show submission to their leaders, and proceeds to personally dig up his own son's gravestone.



* Zig-zagged in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' with one of [[FanNickname Phone Guy's]] bits of advice: He suggests playing dead if you're caught since the animatronics might assume you're an empty suit and leave you alone, but ''immediately'' takes it back realizing it could backfire badly with them instead trying to stuff an endoskeleton ''into'' you. [[spoiler:It's zig-zagged when it turns out playing dead ''can'' work: when you're out of power playing dead (not moving the mouse at all) you'll get a solid minute of Freddy's song before he attacks. Since an hour's only a minute and a half, playing dead ''can'' buy you enough time to finish the night if you run out of power after 5.]]

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* Zig-zagged in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' with one of [[FanNickname Phone Guy's]] bits of advice: He suggests playing dead if you're caught since the animatronics might assume you're an empty suit and leave you alone, but ''immediately'' takes it back realizing it could backfire badly with them instead trying to stuff an endoskeleton ''into'' you. [[spoiler:It's zig-zagged when it turns out playing dead ''can'' work: when you're out of power playing dead (not moving the mouse at all) you'll get a solid minute of Freddy's song heartedly support Jesse and become just as adversarial to Gus' operation. This gets lampshaded the next time Walt and Mike see each other, and Mike is less than pleased about the fact.
* One of the first few episodes of ''Series/The100'' has Bellamy try to help a little girl deal with her nightmares by giving her the same advice his mother gave him: "Don't be scared of the demons; ''fight back''." This backfires when [[spoiler: we find out her
before he attacks. Since an hour's only a minute and a half, playing dead ''can'' buy you enough time to finish the night if you run out of power after 5.]]
23rd Mar '16 8:26:27 AM ObsidianFire
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* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', OncePerEpisode (at ''least''). [[GenreSavvy One episode actually revolved around people trying to avoid giving him advice.]] [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption It still didn't turn out well.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', OncePerEpisode (at ''least''). [[GenreSavvy One episode actually revolved around people trying to avoid giving him advice.]] advice. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption It still didn't turn out well.]]
7th Mar '16 10:04:43 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* One of the first few episodes of ''Series/TheOneHundred'' has Bellamy try to help a little girl deal with her nightmares by giving her the same advice his mother gave him: "Don't be scared of the demons; ''fight back''." This backfires when [[spoiler: we find out her nightmares involved President Jaha, and she interpreted the advice by killing his son, since she couldn't kill the real thing]].

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* One of the first few episodes of ''Series/TheOneHundred'' ''Series/The100'' has Bellamy try to help a little girl deal with her nightmares by giving her the same advice his mother gave him: "Don't be scared of the demons; ''fight back''." This backfires when [[spoiler: we find out her nightmares involved President Jaha, and she interpreted the advice by killing his son, since she couldn't kill the real thing]].
7th Mar '16 10:03:19 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* One of the first few episodes of ''Series/TheHundred'' has Bellamy try to help a little girl deal with her nightmares by giving her the same advice his mother gave him: "Don't be scared of the demons; ''fight back''." This backfires when [[spoiler: we find out her nightmares involved President Jaha, and she interpreted the advice by killing his son, since she couldn't kill the real thing]].

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* One of the first few episodes of ''Series/TheHundred'' ''Series/TheOneHundred'' has Bellamy try to help a little girl deal with her nightmares by giving her the same advice his mother gave him: "Don't be scared of the demons; ''fight back''." This backfires when [[spoiler: we find out her nightmares involved President Jaha, and she interpreted the advice by killing his son, since she couldn't kill the real thing]].
7th Mar '16 10:02:06 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* One of the first few episodes of ''Series/TheHundred'' has Bellamy try to help a little girl deal with her nightmares by giving her the same advice his mother gave him: "Don't be scared of the demons; ''fight back''." This backfires when [[spoiler: we find out her nightmares involved President Jaha, and she interpreted the advice by killing his son, since she couldn't kill the real thing]].
30th Jul '15 9:22:14 PM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Jo Tetsuma is so literal that he takes everything WAY OVERBOARD. When told to 'keep hydrated' in preparation for a match, he went through twenty-something water-bottles in less than five minutes, resulting in the one time he ever deviated from his pass route--running off the field in the middle of a game to get to the bathroom after getting a stomach cramp.
* In ''MyWifeIsAHighSchoolGirl'' a young store clerk is immediately smitten by the eponymous girl Asami, later he tells Kyosuke (oblivious that he is Asami's husband) that he has a crush on one girl, Kyosuke ignorant of the fact that he is talking about his wife advices to "never give up on her, no matter how many times you are rejected, fight for her". You can guess how that turns out.

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* In ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Jo Tetsuma is so literal that he takes everything WAY OVERBOARD. When told to 'keep hydrated' in preparation for a match, he went through twenty-something water-bottles in less than five minutes, resulting in the one time he ever deviated from his pass route--running off the field in the middle of a game to get to the bathroom after getting a stomach cramp.
* In ''MyWifeIsAHighSchoolGirl'' ''Manga/MyWifeIsAHighSchoolGirl'' a young store clerk is immediately smitten by the eponymous girl Asami, later he tells Kyosuke (oblivious that he is Asami's husband) that he has a crush on one girl, Kyosuke ignorant of the fact that he is talking about his wife advices to "never give up on her, no matter how many times you are rejected, fight for her". You can guess how that turns out.
6th Jul '15 5:55:04 PM ironballs16
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'''Putty:''' Don't try! Please, god, don't try doing anything!\\

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'''Putty:''' Don't try! Please, god, God, don't try doing anything!\\
23rd May '15 7:58:49 AM DelShiftB
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* A type 1 from ''{{Eyeshield 21}}''. Jo Tetsuma is so literal that he takes everything WAY OVERBOARD. When told to 'keep hydrated' in preparation for a match, he went through twenty-something water-bottles in less than five minutes, resulting in the one time he ever deviated from his pass route--running off the field in the middle of a game to get to the bathroom after getting a stomach cramp.

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* A type 1 from In ''{{Eyeshield 21}}''. 21}}'', Jo Tetsuma is so literal that he takes everything WAY OVERBOARD. When told to 'keep hydrated' in preparation for a match, he went through twenty-something water-bottles in less than five minutes, resulting in the one time he ever deviated from his pass route--running off the field in the middle of a game to get to the bathroom after getting a stomach cramp.
17th May '15 7:05:39 AM elemt
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* ''WebOriginal/{{Cracked}}'' has a series of articles following a format of "So X" where X is some often bizarre situation like "your clone is trying to murder you" or "you're stuck in a time loop". In them the person asks for help, and a disembodied voice gives them advice on how to get out of the situation, which due to a combination of the general incompetence of the person asking and it being terrible, terrible advice, often makes things worse. A common ending is for the advice giver to declare victory because while the person is still in horrible circumstances, the specific problem they were asking about has gone away.
--> Congratulations! You have reached the end of this guide, and are now no longer tied up on train tracks! If you require any further guidance, please consult our guide So You're Being Pursued, Potentially Sexually, by an Overstimulated Grizzly Bear.

24th Dec '14 9:45:26 AM johnnyfog
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->'''Lt. Hagerman''': (She is grieving. Just don't...''contradict'' anything she says.)\\
'''Grieving mother:''' All my hopes and dreams were bundled in this boy. I can't help but feel that all of this is somehow my fault!\\
'''Gunter:''' ''(claps her hands)'' It is. You are completely to blame.
-->--'''''Series/BulletInTheFace'''''

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->'''Lt. Hagerman''': (She is grieving. Just don't...''contradict'' anything she says.)\\
'''Grieving
)
->'''Grieving
mother:''' All my hopes and dreams were bundled in this boy. I can't help but feel that all of this is somehow my fault!\\
'''Gunter:'''
fault!
->'''Gunter:'''
''(claps her hands)'' It is. You are completely to blame.
-->--'''''Series/BulletInTheFace'''''
-->--''Series/BulletInTheFace'', "Drug of Choice"
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