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16th May '16 9:31:54 AM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePeopleOfTheBlackCircle" the wizard subjects Yasmina to reliving all her past lives to humble her with [[MadeASlave slavery]], [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]], [[SexSlave rape]], poverty, and being hunted by predators. It works to the extent that she is madly grateful to see Conan, though she remembers she's a queen rather quickly.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePeopleOfTheBlackCircle" the wizard subjects Yasmina to reliving all her past lives to humble her with [[MadeASlave slavery]], [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]], [[SexSlave rape]], poverty, and being hunted by predators. It works to the extent that she is madly grateful to see Conan, though she remembers she's a queen rather quickly.
14th May '16 3:05:59 AM Doug86
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* The ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' during Craig Kyle and Chris Yost's run in ''New X-Men''. The senior team's decisions all end up actually hurting the younger students that they've sworn to protect leading to the death of some of them. By the [[spoiler: ''Children of the X-Men'' arc]], the team [[spoiler: makes a genuine effort to get to know their students personally instead of just making decisions for them based on what they think is best]].

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* The ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' during Craig Kyle and Chris Yost's run in ''New X-Men''. The senior team's decisions all end up actually hurting the younger students that they've sworn to protect leading to the death of some of them. By the [[spoiler: ''Children of the X-Men'' arc]], the team [[spoiler: makes a genuine effort to get to know their students personally instead of just making decisions for them based on what they think is best]].
7th May '16 12:00:31 AM Tron80
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* Deconstructed in ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide''. Asuka was an arrogant, annoying brat, but she was broken so thoroughly than her life became a nightmare and she tried to commit suicide because she couldn't stand the pain anymore.
4th May '16 1:21:22 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The fifth arc of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' has an extreme, downright cruel example: Yes, we know by now that Eva is a RichBitch. But was it ''really'' necessary to [[spoiler:kill both her son George ''and'' her husband Hideyoshi!?]]

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* The fifth arc of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has an extreme, downright cruel example: Yes, we know by now that Eva is a RichBitch. But was it ''really'' necessary to [[spoiler:kill both her son George ''and'' her husband Hideyoshi!?]]
27th Apr '16 6:57:11 AM emeriin
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** Santa Christ in the Critic/Snob crossover ''Film/PassionOfTheChrist'', as he gets tortured for the whole episode due to Critic's betrayal, and Critic only betrayed him because Santa Christ has treated him so badly (including UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming in regards to Hyper).
23rd Apr '16 8:36:53 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'': Asuka was arrogant and loud because she tried to overcome her childhood traumas by becoming the best pilot ever. She got beaten and humiliated repeatedly; then she was abandoned and replaced, and shortly after she died in a gruesome way. She managed to live beyond the end of the world, mature, [[spoiler:get married to her love and have a beautiful daughter…]] and then everything was taken from her.
21st Apr '16 4:11:54 AM MagBas
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** Averted by [[spoiler: BigBad President Snow. Even after being defeated, his power overthrown, and waiting to be executed, he never stops being a SmugSnake.]]
20th Apr '16 7:05:51 AM CheeseDogX
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** Averted by [[spoiler: BigBad President Snow. Even after being defeated, his power overthrown, and waiting to be executed, he never stops being a SmugSnake.]]
20th Apr '16 7:00:13 AM CheeseDogX
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*** The entire Malfoy family goes through this after Voldemort returns.

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*** The entire Malfoy family goes through this after Voldemort returns.* Specifically Draco and Narcissa in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', following Lucius being added to this trope in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''.
** The pwnage starts as early as ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'', when [[spoiler:Lucius gets his ass handed to him by his own former house elf.]]
*** [[spoiler: It actually starts just before that, when he realizes that ''Harry Potter'' has just tricked him into releasing said house elf.]]
** Gilderoy Lockhart may also be a partial example, starting when he is forced to follow through on all his [[spoiler:bogus]] claims.



* Can be said for each of the Malfoys, specifically Draco and Narcissa in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', following Lucius being added to this trope in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''.
** The pwnage starts as early as ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'', when [[spoiler:Lucius gets his ass handed to him by his own former house elf.]]
*** [[spoiler: It actually starts just before that, when he realizes that ''Harry Potter'' has just tricked him into releasing said house elf.]]
** Gilderoy Lockhart may also be a partial example, starting when he is forced to follow through on all his [[spoiler:bogus]] claims.
20th Apr '16 6:43:35 AM CheeseDogX
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* ''Film/{{UHF}}'': The antagonist R. J. Fletcher and his son, who both work at the successful network affiliate station both fit this trope. Fletcher has his station taken off the air by the FCC for being a {{Jerkass}}. The last scene in which we see Fletcher's son has him trip and fall in the mud and then pouting about it.

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* ''Film/{{UHF}}'': The antagonist R. J. Fletcher and his son, who both work at the successful network affiliate station both fit this trope. Fletcher has his station taken off the air by the FCC for being a {{Jerkass}}. The last scene in which we see Fletcher's son has him trip and fall in the mud and then pouting about it. "Weird Al" Yankovic has stated that he inserted this scene because he hates {{Karma Houdini}}s.
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