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18th Jul '16 7:03:57 PM shonengirl
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** The Indigo League episode, "The School of Hard Knocks," featured Giselle, an AlphaBitch at Pokémon Tech who bullied the other students under the guise of tutoring, and who had the nerve to openly insult Ash's Pikachu. Ash proceeds to give her a healthy dose of this trope by defeating her Cubone using said Pikachu.

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** The Indigo League episode, "The School of Hard Knocks," featured Giselle, an AlphaBitch at Pokémon Tech who bullied the other students under the guise of tutoring, and who had the nerve to openly insult Ash's Pikachu. Ash proceeds to give her a healthy dose of this trope by defeating her Cubone using said Pikachu. Despite the obvious typing disadvantage.



* Cheren from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' goes through a variant of this; while not arrogant he has some ego issues and an obsession with being the strongest. After Alder makes him question what strength means he suffers a HeroicBSOD and ends up re-evaluating his stance.

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* Cheren from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' goes through a variant of this; while not arrogant arrogant, he has some ego issues and an obsession with being the strongest. After Alder makes him question what strength means he suffers a HeroicBSOD and ends up re-evaluating his stance.



** From the original ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', there's TheRival Blue ([[HelloInsertNameHere or whatever you named him]]) Oak, an arrogant, immature, snotty, narcissistic, smart-mouthed brat who takes every opportunity to brag in front of you and throws a tantrum whenever he loses. Which happens almost every single time, and ''many'' a player loved shoving his words back in his face. After being defeated as champion, gets schooled with a ReasonYouSuckSpeech by his grandfather Professor Oak as the player claims their position. By the time ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' rolls around, he's mellowed out and in fact acts quite mature for his age.
** A more sinister example in another rival, from the sequel ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', as well as ''Crystal'' and the remakes; Silver, a thieving, abrasive, violent, arrogant, and abusive trainer who treats everyone around him, Pokemon and human alike, like utter trash, and sees only value in the strength of Pokemon and nothing else. He constantly calls the player weak, seeing friendship as a mere weakness. Naturally, the player defeats his team every time, and he gets schooled by Lance on top of it. By the end of the game, he's majorly TookALevelInKindness, trying his best to become a nicer person, with his Golbat even evolving into Crobat, something that can only be achieved through [[ThePowerOfFriendship high friendship]].
** In the original ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', and ''Emerald'', Brendan, the opposite gender player character when the player is female. While he's nowhere near the amusingly obnoxious brat that is Blue or the violent antisocial ArrogantKungFuGuy that was Silver, he still kind of acts like a jerk to May (the player), with somewhat of a sexist streak and {{Tsundere}} tendencies around her. By the end, however, he's completely humbled out. In the remakes, he's more of a straight NiceGuy.

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** From the original ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', there's TheRival Blue ([[HelloInsertNameHere or whatever you named him]]) Oak, an arrogant, immature, snotty, narcissistic, smart-mouthed brat with the really arrogant-sounding {{catchphrase}}s of "Bonjour" and "Smell ya later!", who takes every opportunity to brag in front of you and throws a tantrum whenever he loses. Which happens almost every single time, and ''many'' a player loved shoving his words back in his face. face when it did. After being defeated as champion, he gets schooled with a ReasonYouSuckSpeech by his grandfather Professor Oak as the player claims their position. his previously held position, and the end of ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'' shows him in a rare moment of introspection, as if thinking over what the professor told him. By the time ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' rolls around, he's mellowed out and in fact acts quite mature for his age.
age of 14, having learned how to lose gracefully for one, albeit still keeping his arrogant streak due to it being a signature part of his character.
** A more sinister example in another rival, from the sequel ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', as well as ''Crystal'' and the remakes; Silver, Silver (or, again, whatever the player decided to call him), a thieving, abrasive, violent, arrogant, and abusive trainer who treats everyone around him, Pokemon and human alike, like utter trash, and sees only value in the strength of Pokemon and nothing else. He constantly calls the player weak, seeing friendship as a mere weakness.weakness, strips off your disguise just when you were about to sneak into the Team Rocket hideout for the fact he hates Team Rocket, and is all around extremely unpleasant to be around. Naturally, the player defeats his team every time, and he gets schooled by Lance on top of it. By the end of the game, he's majorly TookALevelInKindness, trying his best to become a nicer person, with his Golbat even evolving into Crobat, something that can only be achieved through [[ThePowerOfFriendship high friendship]].
friendship]], not to mention he [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming apparently tried to return the starter he stole offscreen]] in the remakes.
** In the original ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' and ''Emerald'', Brendan, the opposite gender player character when the player is female. While he's nowhere near the amusingly obnoxious brat that is Blue or the violent antisocial ArrogantKungFuGuy that was Silver, he still kind of acts like a jerk to May (the player), with somewhat of a sexist streak and {{Tsundere}} tendencies around her. By the end, however, he's completely humbled out. In the remakes, he's more of a straight NiceGuy.
15th Jul '16 2:58:57 PM BonerBender
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* Part 7 has protagonist Johnny Joestar. Fame and money went to his head and he thought he didn't need to wait in line, leading him to getting stabbed and paralysed from the waist down before the events of the part.
15th Jul '16 2:07:44 PM Willbyr
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* In ''NaruTaru'', [[AlphaBitch Aki Honda]] goes [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer to insane lengths]] to break [[TheOjou Hiroko]] [[LonelyRichKid Kaizuka]] with help of her also nasty GirlPosse, and to keep reluctant GirlPosse member [[ShrinkingViolet Miyoko Shito]] from finding her conscience in time to stop the spiraling madness. Well, [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds the cutie is broken]], and then, in some of the most gruesomely memorable sequences in animanga, ''the cutie breaks the haughty''. [[spoiler: One of the girls (Hiroka) is a mere thug, and dies a simple, but still brutal death in front of her classmates via being thrown off a window. One (Mihaya) is almost as sadistic as Aki, and her remains are left unrecognizable in a dark alley. The aforementioned Miyoko confesses her and the group's sins in public after witnessing Hiroka's death and lives, but she has a leg ''ripped off her body'' and is both forever scarred and haunted by how she could have stopped this. While Aki is reveling in her rule-breaking to the point of openly breaking [[BrotherSisterIncest one of the great taboos]], and plotting still ''more'' impossible to pin on her attacks on Hiroko, the broken cutie's vengeance finds her, and exacts her revenge in a magnification of [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Aki's worst atrocity against her.]] Miyoko's pleas of sorry earn the former bully her life -- not so for Aki, whose pleas come only as she dies, and who is left with no doubt who's killing her and why, despite appearances]].

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* In ''NaruTaru'', ''Manga/NaruTaru'', [[AlphaBitch Aki Honda]] goes [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer to insane lengths]] to break [[TheOjou Hiroko]] [[LonelyRichKid Kaizuka]] with help of her also nasty GirlPosse, and to keep reluctant GirlPosse member [[ShrinkingViolet Miyoko Shito]] from finding her conscience in time to stop the spiraling madness. Well, [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds the cutie is broken]], and then, in some of the most gruesomely memorable sequences in animanga, ''the cutie breaks the haughty''. [[spoiler: One of the girls (Hiroka) is a mere thug, and dies a simple, but still brutal death in front of her classmates via being thrown off a window. One (Mihaya) is almost as sadistic as Aki, and her remains are left unrecognizable in a dark alley. The aforementioned Miyoko confesses her and the group's sins in public after witnessing Hiroka's death and lives, but she has a leg ''ripped off her body'' and is both forever scarred and haunted by how she could have stopped this. While Aki is reveling in her rule-breaking to the point of openly breaking [[BrotherSisterIncest one of the great taboos]], and plotting still ''more'' impossible to pin on her attacks on Hiroko, the broken cutie's vengeance finds her, and exacts her revenge in a magnification of [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Aki's worst atrocity against her.]] Miyoko's pleas of sorry earn the former bully her life -- not so for Aki, whose pleas come only as she dies, and who is left with no doubt who's killing her and why, despite appearances]].



-->'''Kakashi''' ''(to Sasuke)'': They say the nail that stands up is the one that gets hammered down.

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-->'''Kakashi''' --->'''Kakashi''' ''(to Sasuke)'': They say the nail that stands up is the one that gets hammered down.
13th Jul '16 10:27:52 PM shonengirl
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** From the original ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', there's TheRival Blue ([[HelloInsertNameHere or whatever you named him]]) Oak, an arrogant, immature, snotty, smart-mouthed brat who, takes every opportunity to brag in front of you and throws a tantrum whenever he loses. Which happens almost every single time. After being defeated as champion, gets schooled by his grandfather Professor Oak as the player claims their position. Many players took pleasure in throwing his words back in his face. By the time ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' rolls around, he's mellowed out and in fact acts quite mature for his age.
** A more sinister example in another rival, from the sequel ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', as well as ''Crystal'' and the remakes; Silver, a thieving, abrasive, violent, arrogant, and abusive trainer who treats everyone around him, Pokemon and human alike, like utter trash, and sees only value in the strength of Pokemon and nothing else. Naturally, the player defeats his team every time, and he gets schooled by Lance on top of it. By the end of the game, he's majorly TookALevelInKindness, trying his best to become a nicer person, with his Golbat even evolving into Crobat, something that can only be achieved through [[ThePowerOfFriendship high friendship]].

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** From the original ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', there's TheRival Blue ([[HelloInsertNameHere or whatever you named him]]) Oak, an arrogant, immature, snotty, narcissistic, smart-mouthed brat who, who takes every opportunity to brag in front of you and throws a tantrum whenever he loses. Which happens almost every single time. time, and ''many'' a player loved shoving his words back in his face. After being defeated as champion, gets schooled with a ReasonYouSuckSpeech by his grandfather Professor Oak as the player claims their position. Many players took pleasure in throwing his words back in his face.position. By the time ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' rolls around, he's mellowed out and in fact acts quite mature for his age.
** A more sinister example in another rival, from the sequel ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', as well as ''Crystal'' and the remakes; Silver, a thieving, abrasive, violent, arrogant, and abusive trainer who treats everyone around him, Pokemon and human alike, like utter trash, and sees only value in the strength of Pokemon and nothing else. He constantly calls the player weak, seeing friendship as a mere weakness. Naturally, the player defeats his team every time, and he gets schooled by Lance on top of it. By the end of the game, he's majorly TookALevelInKindness, trying his best to become a nicer person, with his Golbat even evolving into Crobat, something that can only be achieved through [[ThePowerOfFriendship high friendship]].friendship]].
** In the original ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', and ''Emerald'', Brendan, the opposite gender player character when the player is female. While he's nowhere near the amusingly obnoxious brat that is Blue or the violent antisocial ArrogantKungFuGuy that was Silver, he still kind of acts like a jerk to May (the player), with somewhat of a sexist streak and {{Tsundere}} tendencies around her. By the end, however, he's completely humbled out. In the remakes, he's more of a straight NiceGuy.
13th Jul '16 10:15:13 PM shonengirl
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** From the original ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', there's TheRival Blue ([[HelloInsertNameHere or whatever you named him]]) Oak, an arrogant, immature, snotty, smart-mouthed brat who, takes every opportunity to brag in front of you and throws a tantrum whenever he loses. Which happens almost every single time. After being defeated as champion, gets schooled by his grandfather Professor Oak as the player claims their position. Many players took pleasure in throwing his words back in his face. By the time ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' rolls around, he's mellowed out and in fact acts quite mature for his age.
** A more sinister example in another rival, from the sequel ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', as well as ''Crystal'' and the remakes; Silver, a thieving, abrasive, violent, arrogant, and abusive trainer who treats everyone around him, Pokemon and human alike, like utter trash, and sees only value in the strength of Pokemon and nothing else. Naturally, the player defeats his team every time, and he gets schooled by Lance on top of it. By the end of the game, he's majorly TookALevelInKindness, trying his best to become a nicer person, with his Golbat even evolving into Crobat, something that can only be achieved through [[ThePowerOfFriendship high friendship]].
10th Jul '16 12:38:24 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheGuild'', Tink gets Bladezz to buy her more than he can afford by promising him sex. When she [[CardCarryingVillain explains this to him]], he gets revenge by [[spoiler:deleting her character]].
* The BigBad of ''BrokenSaints'' is all as proud and self-righteous [[spoiler: until Our Heroes ruin his grand plan]].

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* In ''TheGuild'', ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', Tink gets Bladezz to buy her more than he can afford by promising him sex. When she [[CardCarryingVillain explains this to him]], he gets revenge by [[spoiler:deleting her character]].
* The BigBad of ''BrokenSaints'' ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' is all as proud and self-righteous [[spoiler: until Our Heroes ruin his grand plan]].
6th Jul '16 3:50:40 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart2'', as per [[Literature/TheHungerGames the book]], the Capitol citizens get more than enough share of misery throughout the film, thanks to the war waged against their hometown. Sure, they aren't evil as much as they are ignorant, you can't help but take a hidden delight at seeing them having to experience in one go what the district citizens have experienced for the past 75+ years. Specifically, they're forced to beg for food for once, having to evade a war zone, and finally, [[spoiler:watching their children being blown to bits by bombs]].
1st Jul '16 8:17:06 PM nombretomado
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* Nathaniel of ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' by Jonathan Stroud, particularly in the third book.

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* Nathaniel of ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' by Jonathan Stroud, particularly in the third book.
17th Jun '16 11:43:27 PM bt8257
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* Lou Reed's RockOpera ''Berlin'', where a vain woman's insistence on a "real man" ends with her DrivenToSuicide.

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* Lou Reed's Music/LouReed's RockOpera ''Berlin'', ''Music/{{Berlin}}'', where a vain woman's insistence on a "real man" ends with her DrivenToSuicide.
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