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31st Dec '16 9:21:15 AM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', George successfully defeats several monsters from [[TomeOfEldritchLore The Book of Characters]] and rips the book in half, thus exposing the villain behind the chaos as one of the librarians. Except that when more librarians show up and find George clutching half of the Book, they automatically assume he was the bad guy and zap him with a paralysis spell—thus allowing the evil librarian, actually a fake, to escape. To make matters worse, after a halfhearted apology, they hit him with a huge fine for ripping up the rare and valuable book.
26th Dec '16 7:39:48 AM Malitia
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* In ''ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool'', Gwenpool foils a bank robbery by killing the robbers with her guns and a grenade, which damages the building. She expects to be rewarded and showered with praise, but the citizens are understandably terrified of her and she gets arrested. Fortunately for her, the police officer driving the car decides to quit and releases her in exchange for all her money.

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* In ''ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool'', Gwenpool foils a bank robbery by killing the robbers with her guns and a grenade, which damages the building. She expects to be rewarded and showered with praise, but the citizens are understandably terrified of her and she gets arrested. Fortunately for her, the police officer driving the car decides to quit and releases her in exchange for all her money. From the description you can guess she's a DestructiveSavior on her best days.
24th Dec '16 7:14:57 PM ultimomant
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* In ''ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool'', Gwenpool foils a bank robbery by killing the robbers with her guns and a grenade, which damages the building. She expects to be rewarded and showered with praise, but the citizens are understandably terrified of her and she gets arrested. Fortunately for her, the police officer driving the car decides to quit and releases her in exchange for all her money.



* In ''Film/TheGoldenChild'', Chandler Jarrell (Eddie Murphy) acquires the one magical dagger capable of killing the demonic bad guy and the titular messianic figure. And the demonic BigBad immediately tries to have him arrested for theft of the artifact.
** Jarell outwits the demon by ''asking'' to be arrested, knowing the authorities will take the dagger into evidence until trial, out of the demon's reach. The demon quickly recants his accusations.

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* In ''Film/TheGoldenChild'', Chandler Jarrell (Eddie Murphy) acquires the one magical dagger capable of killing the demonic bad guy and the titular messianic figure. And the demonic BigBad immediately tries to have him arrested for theft of the artifact.
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artifact. Jarell outwits the demon by ''asking'' to be arrested, knowing the authorities will take the dagger into evidence until trial, out of the demon's reach. The demon quickly recants his accusations.
20th Dec '16 2:09:33 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In the early days of TV Tropes, this trope might have been called "The Davos."
** Davos' smuggling of supplies into Storm's End won him Stannis' lifelong respect and patronage, but unfortunately Stannis does not consider rewarding heroism and punishing crime to be mutually exclusive. So Davos was knighted for his heroism and lost four fingertips for his previous smuggling. This actually ''increases'' Davos' respect for Stannis.
** After managing to find his way back to Dragonstone after the battle, Davos immediately calls Stannis and Melisandre out for their moping and burning dissenters, and eventually pulls a knife on Melisandre. Stannis reacts by throwing him in a dungeon.
** Soon after being released, Davos gets ''rearrested'' for freeing a prisoner to prevent another HumanSacrifice, and only narrowly avoids execution by convincing Stannis that he's too valuable a counsellor for the war to come.
--> '''Gendry:''' Why are you helping me?
--> '''Davos:''' Because it's the right thing to do... And because I'm a slow learner.
11th Oct '16 1:47:44 PM dotchan
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* In may places, killing in self-defense or defense of another is not considered first-degree murder or manslaughter (though civil liabilities may still be brought to court); some places extend this to a so-called "Castle Doctrine"--a person should not be expected to leave their house in order to escape someone who can kill them. Rather infamously Florida passed the "Stand Your Ground" laws that extend this coverage past what many people were comfortable with, as they felt this promoted legally sanctioned DisproportionateRetribution.
11th Oct '16 1:42:38 PM dotchan
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* In the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Time Will Tell", villain Ward is beating up Castle and Beckett and is about to kill Castle when Simon Doyle shows up and drives him off. Beckett promptly arrests Doyle for no discernible reason.
** Actually, since he'd escaped police custody earier, she's simply returning him to custody.

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* In the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Time Will Tell", villain Ward is beating up Castle and Beckett and is about to kill Castle when Simon Doyle shows up and drives him off. Beckett promptly arrests Doyle for no discernible reason.
** Actually, since he'd
having escaped police custody earier, she's simply returning him to custody.earlier.
12th Aug '16 10:18:30 PM hikarin48
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* Happens to Makoto Naegi in Side: Future of ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' as a consequence of [[spoiler:saving the Remnants of Despair]] during ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2''.

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* Happens to Makoto Naegi in Side: Future ''Side: Future'' of ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' as a consequence of [[spoiler:saving [[spoiler: saving the Remnants of Despair]] during ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2''.
12th Aug '16 11:04:30 AM hikarin48
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* Happens to Makoto Naegi in Side: Future of ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' as a consequence of [[spoiler:saving the Remnants of Despair]] during ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2''.
6th Aug '16 12:08:39 PM ACW
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* In an early episode of ''EverydayHeroes'' Mr. Mighty was ticketed for not carrying his registration while stopping a bank robbery. (It was his first day at his new job, and technically he hadn't started work yet.) Since it was a minor infraction, he simply had to do some community service work (which in turn led to another story arc).

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* In an early episode of ''EverydayHeroes'' ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' Mr. Mighty was ticketed for not carrying his registration while stopping a bank robbery. (It was his first day at his new job, and technically he hadn't started work yet.) Since it was a minor infraction, he simply had to do some community service work (which in turn led to another story arc).
6th Aug '16 10:51:38 AM kome360
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'', [[spoiler: Once you defeated the dragon, Gran Soren is ruined and Duke Edmun is aged, he immediate accuses you of bargaining with the dragon while he was the one who indeed took that option. Everyone in Gran Soren turns against you and tries to [[EverythingTryingToKillYou kill you on sight]], resulting in PersonaNonGrata situation. But, who is to say you cannot [[ThenLetMeBeEvil repay their favour by killing every one of them]]?]]

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'', [[spoiler: Once you defeated the dragon, Gran Soren is ruined and Duke Edmun is aged, he immediate immediately accuses you of bargaining with the dragon while (while he was the one who indeed took that option. option). Everyone in Gran Soren turns against you and tries to [[EverythingTryingToKillYou kill you on sight]], resulting in a PersonaNonGrata situation. But, who is to say you cannot [[ThenLetMeBeEvil repay their favour by killing every one of them]]?]]
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