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26th Apr '18 7:41:12 AM xathirea
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', [[spoiler: Solas does this to a romanced female elf. Unable to reveal [[TricksterGod his true identity]], he breaks up with her instead. Then in Trespasser he returns, still very much in love with Lavellan, but refuses to let her join him and 'see what he becomes' if she asks to leave with him, breaking her heart for a second time.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', [[spoiler: Solas does this to a romanced female elf. Unable to reveal [[TricksterGod his true identity]], he breaks up with her instead. Then in Trespasser he returns, still very much in love with Lavellan, but refuses to let her join him and 'see what he becomes' if she asks to leave with him, him after he reveals his plans to remove the Veil, breaking her heart for a second time.]]
26th Apr '18 7:32:05 AM xathirea
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', [[spoiler: Solas does this to a romanced female elf. Unable to reveal [[TricksterGod his true identity]], he breaks up with her instead. Then in Trespasser he returns, still very much in love with Lavellan, but refuses to let her join him and 'see what he becomes' if she asks to leave with him, breaking her heart for a second time.]]
21st Apr '18 12:04:25 PM Vox
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** [[spoiler:Subverted in that Hank reveals that he wasn't fooled in the slightest, noting: "The ''Lassie'' trick? Was I born yesterday?"]]

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** [[spoiler:Subverted in that Hank promptly reveals to Brock that [[GenreSavvy he wasn't fooled in the slightest, slightest]], noting: "The ''Lassie'' trick? [[TheOldestTricksInTheBook Was I born yesterday?"]]yesterday?"]]]]
17th Apr '18 6:13:54 PM Lemia
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** Shingen's route: Shingen sends away the main character despite having fallen in love with her because [[spoiler:he's SecretlyDying of an illness and thinks she deserves a better life partner than a man who doesn't have long to live]].
10th Apr '18 7:41:16 PM malias
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Compare InspirationalInsult. A sub-trope of JerkassFacade.

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Compare InspirationalInsult. A sub-trope of JerkassFacade.
HiddenHeartOfGold.
20th Mar '18 6:06:40 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Tyrion lies to his mistress Shae, saying he never loved her, and delivers an absolutely brutal diatribe against her to drive her off to Pentos before his [[ThePatriarch father Lord Tywin]] has her hanged. It seriously backfires [[spoiler:when a bitter Shae turns up as the SurpriseWitness at Tyrion's regicide trial, perjuring herself to get Tyrion convicted. To cap off this HumiliationConga, Tryion later finds Shae in his father's bed and is forced to kill her when she attacks him.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Tyrion lies to his mistress Shae, Shae in "The Lion and the Rose", saying he never loved her, and delivers an absolutely brutal diatribe against her to drive her off to Pentos before his [[ThePatriarch father Lord Tywin]] has her hanged. It seriously backfires [[spoiler:when a bitter Shae turns up as the SurpriseWitness at Tyrion's regicide trial, perjuring herself to get Tyrion convicted. To cap off this HumiliationConga, Tryion later finds Shae in his father's bed and is forced to kill her when she attacks him.]]
22nd Feb '18 5:25:05 PM snichols1973
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', after the events of the season one finale, [[KidHero Steven]] becomes convinced that his best friend/LoveInterest, [[BadassBookworm Connie]], and other human loved ones would be better off without him. He tries to break off their friendship through a text, but when she challenges him to say that he doesn't want to be friends to her face, he's completely unable to do so without breaking down into tears.
** By the end of season 4, this trope is played completely straight, [[spoiler:when Steven intentionally outs himself as his mother to two powerful Homeworld gems in exchange for Connie, the Crystal Gems, and a handful of other Beach City residents going free.]] [[spoiler:After he returns from Homeworld by the start of season 5, it takes five episodes for him to make up with Connie in particular, who was [[AngerBornOfWorry understandably upset]] [[WhatTheHellHero with this choice.]]]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', after the events of the season one finale, finale in "Full Disclosure", [[KidHero Steven]] becomes convinced that his best friend/LoveInterest, [[BadassBookworm Connie]], and other human loved ones would be better off without him. He tries to break off their friendship through sending her a text, breakup by text message, but when she challenges him to say that he doesn't want to be friends to her face, he's completely unable to do so without breaking down into tears.
tears and they remain friends with Connie offering to go on adventures with Steven and be a part of his "universe".
** By the end of season 4, this trope is played completely straight, [[spoiler:when Steven intentionally outs himself as his mother to two powerful Homeworld gems in exchange for Connie, the Crystal Gems, and a handful of other Beach City residents going free.]] [[spoiler:After he returns from Homeworld by the start of season 5, it takes five episodes for him to make up with Connie in particular, who was [[AngerBornOfWorry understandably upset]] [[WhatTheHellHero with this choice.]]]]choice]] and tried the SilentTreatment approach even when Steven was oblivious of Connie's feelings and went solo. In "Kevin Party", Steven and Connie are reconciled and back together as a team.]]
26th Jan '18 2:27:47 PM Lemia
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* In ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'' Seven does this to the player in his route, fearing that his job as a secret agent hacker would only put her in danger, or he'd have to dissapear one day and hurt her. The protagonist manages to convince him otherwise.

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* In ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku'', this happens on several routes. Regardless of the situation or character, it never works for very long.
** Yukimura's route: Yukimura breaks up with the main character after learning that [[DatingCatwoman they're working for opposing sides]] because he doesn't want her to get caught up in a war by getting involved with him. His Dramatic route also has the main character trying to enact this trope on him after [[spoiler:she learns that he will die protecting her if she continues to stay in the past and decides she needs to return to her time to avoid this fate]].
** Ieyasu's route: His Dramatic route has him try to make the main character hate him enough to return to her time because [[spoiler:they're being besieged by their enemies and can't hold out much longer, and he fears that she'll die if she doesn't escape to her time]].
* In ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'' Seven does this to the player in his route, fearing that his job as a secret agent hacker would only put her in danger, or he'd have to dissapear disappear one day and hurt her. The protagonist manages to convince him otherwise.
19th Jan '18 1:04:45 PM ironballs16
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* Seen in ''Film/HarryAndTheHendersons'' when John Lithgow not only says mean things to their Sasquatch friend, but also punches him.

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* Seen in ''Film/HarryAndTheHendersons'' when John Lithgow not only [[ShooTheDog says mean things to their Sasquatch friend, friend]], but also punches him.
28th Dec '17 12:30:26 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Tyrion does this with his mistress Shae, to drive her off before his [[ThePatriarch father Lord Tywin]] has her hanged. It seriously backfires [[spoiler:when a bitter Shae turns up as the SurpriseWitness at Tyrion's trial, perjuring herself to get Tyrion convicted. To cap off this HumiliationConga, Tryion later finds Shae in his father's bed and is forced to kill her when she attacks him.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Tyrion does this with lies to his mistress Shae, saying he never loved her, and delivers an absolutely brutal diatribe against her to drive her off to Pentos before his [[ThePatriarch father Lord Tywin]] has her hanged. It seriously backfires [[spoiler:when a bitter Shae turns up as the SurpriseWitness at Tyrion's regicide trial, perjuring herself to get Tyrion convicted. To cap off this HumiliationConga, Tryion later finds Shae in his father's bed and is forced to kill her when she attacks him.]]
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