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9th Feb '16 3:00:32 PM Ohio9
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* In ''VideoGame'/WingsOfGlory', the player's chracter and his friend Charles Dearing steal planes for an unauthorized mission to bomb a German aerodrome. Upon returning, the squadron commanding officer will chew you both out for taking the planes on an unauthorized mission, then give you a medal for bombing the airfield and send you back on duty without repercussions.
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* In ''VideoGame'/WingsOfGlory', ''VideoGame/WingsOfGlory'', the player's chracter and his friend Charles Dearing steal planes for an unauthorized mission to bomb a German aerodrome. Upon returning, the squadron commanding officer will chew you both out for taking the planes on an unauthorized mission, then give you a medal for bombing the airfield and send you back on duty without repercussions.
9th Feb '16 2:58:21 PM Ohio9
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* In ''VideoGame'/WingsOfGlory', the player's chracter and his friend Charles Dearing steal planes for an unauthorized mission to bomb a German aerodrome. Upon returning, the squadron commanding officer will chew you both out for taking the planes on an unauthorized mission, then give you a medal for bombing the airfield and send you back on duty without repercussions.
27th Jan '16 3:19:40 AM LordInsane
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* ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity Override'' has Admiral [=McPherson=] do something like this in one of the UE missions -- he angrily berates you for following on a rash, unsanctioned mission risking the untested needle-type missile jammer and says if you were one of his officers he'd have to have you court-martialed... and then he gladly notes that you ''aren't'' one of his officers and therefore not subject to the chain of command, so he can instead praise you for the success of the mission and proclaim the test of the needle jammer an obvious success (it's implied the actual UE officers who decided on the mission will be facing problems, though).
6th Jan '16 3:16:47 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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In any CopShow where the protagonist is a CowboyCop especially prone to causing mayhem in the process of catching the bad guys, episodes will often end with their boss dragging them into their office. DaChief will then proceed to go down [[LongList the Long List]] of regulations the CowboyCop has bent or broken, capping the list with the one heroic thing they did that will make the boss give them a begrudging congratulations instead of the axe.
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In any CopShow where the protagonist is a CowboyCop especially prone to causing mayhem in the process of catching the bad guys, episodes will often end with their boss dragging them into their office. DaChief will then proceed to go down [[LongList the Long List]] [[ListOfTransgressions of regulations regulations]] the CowboyCop has bent or broken, capping the list with the one heroic thing they did that will make the boss give them a begrudging congratulations instead of the axe.
24th Dec '15 5:17:25 AM Ccook1956
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* Pretty much the modus operandi of ''ThePowerpuffGirls.'' Colateral damage is usually expected when they battle aliens criminals, but the people of Townsville seem to be good with it.
14th Dec '15 1:58:36 PM Discar
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The Presidents Daughter is no longer a trope.
Example: "You threatened civilians, wrecked three squad cars, started a public disturbance in a night club, blackmailed a librarian, threw the head of the city council into the lake, destroyed the Hope Diamond, [[TheDitz dropped the destroyed diamond shards into a nearby volcano after tripping on your flip-flops' shoelaces]], destroyed my yacht's propellors, hit me in the eye with a champagne cork, left a virus on the mint's computer in an attempt to increase speed, [[OverlyLongGag unleashed all the inmates from the asylum]], set three buildings on fire, knocked four down, locked the mayor in his own building... and saved ThePresidentsDaughter from terrorists."
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Example: "You threatened civilians, wrecked three squad cars, started a public disturbance in a night club, blackmailed a librarian, threw the head of the city council into the lake, destroyed the Hope Diamond, [[TheDitz dropped the destroyed diamond shards into a nearby volcano after tripping on your flip-flops' shoelaces]], destroyed my yacht's propellors, hit me in the eye with a champagne cork, left a virus on the mint's computer in an attempt to increase speed, [[OverlyLongGag unleashed all the inmates from the asylum]], set three buildings on fire, knocked four down, locked the mayor in his own building... and saved ThePresidentsDaughter the president's daughter from terrorists."
14th Nov '15 12:05:14 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'', Wakamatsu's list of complaints towards Seo include always hitting him with a basketball, always making him run errands, always making him carry her stuff, and ''giving souvenirs to only him''.
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* In ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'', ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'', Wakamatsu's list of complaints towards Seo include always hitting him with a basketball, always making him run errands, always making him carry her stuff, and ''giving souvenirs to only him''.
23rd Sep '15 2:06:08 PM ryanasaurus0077
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** At the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Harry and Ron get this speech from Dumbledore. At first, it seems that they might actually get expelled, but they get bonus house points for Gryffindor instead, and they win the House Cup. -> '''Dumbledore''': You both realize, of course, that in the past few hours you have broken perhaps a dozen school rules.\\
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** At the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Harry and Ron get this speech from Dumbledore. At first, it seems that they might actually get expelled, but they get bonus house points for Gryffindor instead, and they win the House Cup. -> Cup. The original book simply has Dumbledore admit, after reminding them of the consequences of their actions under normal circumstances, that sometimes even he makes promises on which he can't follow through (or, as he put it, "the best of us must sometimes eat our words"). The film adaptation has a similar exchange which more closely follows the spirit of this trope: ---> '''Dumbledore''': You both realize, of course, that in the past few hours you have broken perhaps a dozen school rules.\\
22nd Sep '15 2:18:28 PM eroock
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-> '''Dumbledore''': You both realize, of course, that in the past few hours you have broken perhaps a dozen school rules.\\ '''Harry/Ron''': Yes, sir. \\ '''Dumbledore''': And that there is sufficient evidence to have you both expelled. \\ '''Harry/Ron''': Yes, sir. \\ '''Dumbledore''': Therefore, it is only fitting that you both receive ... ''[beat]'' ... Special Awards for Services to the School.
18th Aug '15 3:42:58 AM Anddrix
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* A variation of this occurred in ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour with General Ross and Reed Richards.
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* A variation of this occurred in ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'' with General Ross and Reed Richards.
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