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23rd Jun '18 1:28:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* There are several episodes of ''Series/ThePrisoner'' in which Number Two's over-confidence in his ability to break Number Six ends up being his own downfall. One episode in which this theme is used very prominently is "Hammer Into Anvil".

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* There are several episodes of ''Series/ThePrisoner'' ''Series/ThePrisoner1967'' in which Number Two's over-confidence in his ability to break Number Six ends up being his own downfall. One episode in which this theme is used very prominently is "Hammer Into Anvil".
10th Jun '18 7:00:11 AM TMNTFanGirl
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** Paul, after spending the entire season being one ArrogantKungFuGuy and looking down on Ash, discovers that Ash has beaten Brandon (his brother and the entire reason for him being an ArrogantKungFuGuy) and [[CurbStompBattle is soundly beaten]] in front of his brother.
** In the case of Gary, after spending the entire first season mocking Ash, he not only gets [[CurbStompBattle curb stomped]] by Mewtwo, he also loses in the ''preliminaries'' of the tournament both he and Ash spent a year preparing for.

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** Paul, after spending the entire season being one ArrogantKungFuGuy and looking down on Ash, discovers that Ash has beaten Brandon (his brother (a trainer who beat his older brother, Reggie, and is basically the entire reason for him Paul being an ArrogantKungFuGuy) and [[CurbStompBattle is soundly beaten]] in front of his brother.
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** In the case of Gary, after spending the entire first season mocking Ash, he not only two things happen to him: 1.) He gets [[CurbStompBattle curb stomped]] by Mewtwo, he also loses Mewtwo in Viridian City, and 2.) He doesn't even make it to the Top 128 of the Indigo League (for the Indigo League of the Kanto-region, you must win four preliminary battles, and Gary lost his fourth match) while Ash managed to place in the ''preliminaries'' of Top 16 (roughly halfway through the tournament both he and Ash spent a year preparing for.competition).
23rd May '18 11:43:24 PM Prometheus117
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** After Gohan goes Super Saiyan 2, he utterly decimates Cell in a burst of TranquilFury...but he lets false belief that Cell had no way to hurt him anymore drag the fight out, which eventually results in the deaths of both his father (due to sacrificing himself to stop Cell's RageQuit) and later Trunks (when Cell CameBackStrong). And then after Cell returns, he's immediately assuming he'll have the upper hand and won't have any trouble avenging Goku's and Trunk's deaths even with Cell's power boost. Cue Vegeta's ill-fated RoaringRampageOfRevenge and Gohan ultimately letting one of his arms get broken in order to save Vegeta's life, proving that yes, Cell ''is'' strong enough to fight him now.
21st May '18 7:29:26 AM I_love_dragons
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* ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' has a glorious example in the form of [[spoiler: Agent Kujan, who goes into Verbal's interrogation intent on hearing what he wants to hear, that Keaton was the mastermind of the whole movie and the mythical "Keyser Soze" everyone's so mystified by. Verbal tells him just that, and Kujan realizes too late that the entire movie, Verbal (who is self-admitted to be, by trade, A CON ARTIST) has just spent the entire movie feeding him an impromptu story he pulled completely out of his ass just to chew up the time until he's released, and that he has just let Verbal, the ''real'' Keyser Soze, walk out his front door and get away clean. All this after posturing condescendingly to Verbal how much smarter he his than him, and that Verbal is just a stupid, weak cripple who is no where near as dangerous as his fellow criminals (all of whom it is implied Verbal personally ''murdered'' to cover his tracks.)]] Ouch.

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* ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' has a glorious example in the form of [[spoiler: Agent Kujan, who goes into Verbal's interrogation intent on hearing what he wants to hear, that Keaton was the mastermind of the whole movie and the mythical "Keyser Soze" everyone's so mystified by. Verbal tells him just that, and Kujan realizes too late that the entire movie, Verbal (who is self-admitted to be, by trade, A CON ARTIST) has just spent the entire movie feeding him an impromptu story he pulled completely out of his ass just to chew up the time until he's released, and that he has just let Verbal, the ''real'' Keyser Soze, walk out his front door and get away clean. All this after posturing condescendingly to Verbal how much smarter he his is than him, and that Verbal is just a stupid, weak cripple who is no where near as dangerous as his fellow criminals (all of whom it is implied Verbal personally ''murdered'' to cover his tracks.)]] Ouch.
10th May '18 8:11:36 AM MsCC93
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** In "The History of Trunks" when Future Trunks becomes a Super Saiyan for the first time, he becomes arrogant and recklessly takes on Future Androids #17 and #18, despite Future Bulma's protests. Trunks promply gets his ass handed to him by the Androids, realizes that he should have listened to his mother, and later agrees with Future Bulma to use the time machine.
8th May '18 3:36:48 PM Malady
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** This is also standard practice for the Nosferatu in the tabletop version of ''Masquerade''. There's a whole subset of Nosferatu nicknamed "Cleopatras" -- beautiful people who got everywhere on their looks alone and who were Embraced to teach them a cruel lesson about what the ugly people went through. Imalia and Gary (known in his time among the living as [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal "Gorgeous Gary Golden"]]) are both textbook Cleopatras

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** This is also standard practice for the Nosferatu in the tabletop version of ''Masquerade''. There's a whole subset of Nosferatu nicknamed "Cleopatras" -- beautiful people who got everywhere on their looks alone and who were Embraced to teach them a cruel lesson about what the ugly people went through. Imalia and Gary (known in his time among the living as [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal [[AlliterativeName "Gorgeous Gary Golden"]]) are both textbook Cleopatras
7th May '18 7:54:45 PM costanton11
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* In ''Film/{{Brave}}'', TomboyPrincess[=/=]BrattyTeenageDaughter Merida's CharacterDevelopment is letting go of her selfishness and growing up. So she irresponsibly made the wish of having her mother change, not expecting to take the first steps to grab her own destiny? Well, her dear mother [[spoiler: and her brothers shall be transformed into bears]], with the side effect of [[spoiler: almost causing a civil war (since her mother just ''happened'' to be [[TheHighQueen the one holding the local clans together)]], and Merida will have to fix up this big mess herself and learn that she must put some effort on being a better person, as well as able to forge her way in life.]] By the end of the series, the same girl who arrogantly tried to [[LoopholeAbuse win her own hand]] to escape from an ArrangedMarriage is the same one who [[spoiler: breaks the spell over her mom and siblings... when she sobs about how much she loves them, and admits how wrong her past attitude was.]]

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* In ''Film/{{Brave}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'', TomboyPrincess[=/=]BrattyTeenageDaughter Merida's CharacterDevelopment is letting go of her selfishness and growing up. So she irresponsibly made the wish of having her mother change, not expecting to take the first steps to grab her own destiny? Well, her dear mother [[spoiler: and her brothers shall be transformed into bears]], with the side effect of [[spoiler: almost causing a civil war (since her mother just ''happened'' to be [[TheHighQueen the one holding the local clans together)]], and Merida will have to fix up this big mess herself and learn that she must put some effort on being a better person, as well as able to forge her way in life.]] By the end of the series, the same girl who arrogantly tried to [[LoopholeAbuse win her own hand]] to escape from an ArrangedMarriage is the same one who [[spoiler: breaks the spell over her mom and siblings... when she sobs about how much she loves them, and admits how wrong her past attitude was.]]
19th Apr '18 9:40:44 PM nombretomado
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* Practically every other episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.

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* Practically every other episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}''.
11th Apr '18 8:08:48 PM Vir
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* Kolorado from ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' is a famous and respected archaeologist... by people who've merely heard of his accomplishments. However, "He's bold, I'll give him that! Bold and certifiably insane..." as anyone who actually has to work with him can attest. He often runs into situations where it'd be more prudent to stand back and take stock of things before proceeding. This tendency burns him a few times in Mt. Lavalava, Yoshi Island's volcano. To be fair, it's made clear that it isn't because he's a bad guy, but just because he's really excited about discovering these artifact and would do near anything to get them. Plus he kind of wins in the end.

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* Kolorado from ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' is a famous and respected archaeologist... by people who've merely heard of his accomplishments. However, "He's bold, I'll give him that! Bold and certifiably insane..." as anyone who actually has to work with him can attest. He often runs into situations where it'd be more prudent to stand back and take stock of things before proceeding. This tendency burns him a few times in Mt. Lavalava, Yoshi Island's volcano. To be fair, it's made clear that it isn't because he's a bad guy, but just because he's really excited about discovering these artifact artifacts and would do near anything to get them. Plus he kind of wins in the end.
10th Apr '18 7:42:45 PM malias
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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'': [[JerkassFacade David]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Rossi]], not much of a team member at first, is systematically broken out of this behavior by "Limelight" and "Damaged." Then he's broken down further just for fun by "Zoe's Reprise" and "Epilogue."

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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'': [[JerkassFacade [[HiddenHeartOfGold David]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Rossi]], not much of a team member at first, is systematically broken out of this behavior by "Limelight" and "Damaged." Then he's broken down further just for fun by "Zoe's Reprise" and "Epilogue."
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