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22nd Apr '17 11:03:21 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'': In the 1993 version, Mrs. Medlock, [[spoiler:after Archibald Craven gives her a verbal smackdown near the end. Not only does she break down in a sobbing heap on the steps, but she offers to resign as well]].

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* ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'': In the 1993 version, ''Film/{{The Secret Garden|1993}}'': Mrs. Medlock, [[spoiler:after Archibald Craven gives her a verbal smackdown near the end. Not only does she break down in a sobbing heap on the steps, but she offers to resign as well]].
17th Apr '17 8:33:50 PM eschlowx
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* ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'': Stephen Strange is a brilliant but [[InsufferableGenius unbearably arrogant]] surgeon. So, naturally, he gets into a horrible car accident which robs him of his surgical abilities, fruitlessly searches for a cure for the nerve damage to his hands, and is finally forced to give up his scientific convictions and beg a group of mystics to help him.
14th Apr '17 5:57:46 PM KizunaTallis
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** ''Fanfic/GoingAnotherWay'': Asuka goes through the routine, but as the fic is an AU story, the process goes very differently, starting with her being the one who gets absorbed into Leliel. The experience traumatizes her badly, but instead of [[HeroicBSOD retreating into herself]] and [[DespairEventHorizon wallowing in self-hatred]], she [[TookALevelInKindness takes a level up in kindness]] (though she still is rather boisterous).

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** ''Fanfic/GoingAnotherWay'': Asuka goes through the routine, but as the fic is an AU story, the process goes very differently, starting with her being the one who gets absorbed into Leliel. The experience consists of {{Satan}} giving her [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol "the "Christmas Carol" treatment]], and it traumatizes her badly, but instead of [[HeroicBSOD retreating into herself]] and [[DespairEventHorizon wallowing in self-hatred]], she undergoes some much-needed CharacterDevelopment, [[TookALevelInKindness takes becoming a level up in kindness]] much nicer and more considerate person]] (though she still is rather boisterous).
14th Apr '17 1:25:09 PM The_Cosmic_Troper
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* Bill Cipher goes through this in ''Fanfic/ATriangleInTheStars''. [[spoiler:Unlike most examples, he got better, and came out all the better for it too.]]
10th Apr '17 1:38:12 PM bt8257
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But unfortunately for them, they are usually so busy [[ItsAllAboutMe kissing their mirror]] they don't see that the plot has [[LaserGuidedKarma a very special treat in stock for them]] that ''will'' teach them the error of their ways. Thoroughly. Right before our eyes.

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But unfortunately for them, they are usually so busy [[ItsAllAboutMe kissing their mirror]] they don't see that the plot has [[LaserGuidedKarma a very special treat in stock for them]] that ''will'' will ''thoroughly'' teach them the error of their ways. Thoroughly. Right ways right before our eyes.



Which is a [[OlderThanDirt rather old idea]]: The [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Ancient Greeks]] considered Hubris (overbearing {{pride}}) to be one of the greatest and most self-destructive sins. Thus, there are quite a number of stories about how those guilty of it are punished, either by circumstances or by the gods (although circumstances are generally also considered caused by the gods). The Greeks even had a god specifically for the punishment of hubris, the goddess Nemesis. Or, as [[{{Snatch}} Brick Top]] put it, "Do you know what 'nemesis' means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent..." The Greeks loved [[strike: irony]] poetic justice; the proud were always brought down by something....appropriate.

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Which is a [[OlderThanDirt rather old idea]]: The [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Ancient Greeks]] considered Hubris (overbearing {{pride}}) to be one of the greatest and most self-destructive sins. Thus, there are quite a number of stories about how those guilty of it are punished, either by circumstances or by the gods (although circumstances are generally also considered caused by the gods). The Greeks even had a god specifically for the punishment of hubris, the goddess Nemesis. Or, as [[{{Snatch}} Brick Top]] put it, "Do you know what 'nemesis' means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent..." The Greeks loved [[strike: irony]] poetic justice; the proud were always brought down by something....appropriate.
7th Apr '17 7:05:25 AM gb00393
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** Played with with Sansa in that she's uppity and callous at the beginning of the story, but her misfortunes are so harsh that she becomes a sympathetic BrokenBird instead. Lady is killed and later her father is deemed a traitor and is beheaded. And then Joffrey shows her the heads of her father and his retainers. After stating that he will rape her when she can bear children. And then he has one of his bodyguards hit her. Repeatedly. She is then forcibly married to the unattractive Tyrion instead of the dreamy Loras, but her new husband is completely respectful and kind to her, and he disobeys his father's orders to rape and impregnate her. They even start to get along rather well... and then she learns of the Lannister-planned Red Wedding, which resulted in the horrific murders of her brother, mother, and the Northern army. She has thus lost her last sliver of hope of rescue from King's Landing. It gets worse when she returns to Winterfell, where she is married to Ramsay Bolton, who is the North's very own homegrown version of Joffrey.
6th Apr '17 7:57:05 PM Karxrida
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** Sonia in ''VideoGame/FireEmblem7'' at the moment of her death, when she discovers [[spoiler: [[TomatoInTheMirror she's actually one of the morphs she despises so much and has been duped by Nergal all this time into thinking she was the one perfect human]].]]
** An even more tragic example in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral FE Seisen no Keifu]]'': Arvis. [[spoiler: First he's a MagnificentBastard[=/=]WellIntentionedExtremist who successfully kills Sigurd (after stealing his wife Deirdre), turns other Grannvale rulers against each other, kills ''them'' and becomes emperor of all of Jugdral, and instead of making it a tyrannical empire, [[WellIntentionedExtremist he made it an actually benevolent empire and it works]]. Then Manfroy intervenes and soon Arvis has lost his children, the woman he loved (aka the aforementioned Deirdre), ''and'' control of his empire, and turn it to a tyrannical empire far beyond his worst imagination. Oh, and his beloved brother Azel died at some point ''and'' his own son Julius is trying to usurp his throne, whereas his daughter Julia has been missing for a while already after said son attacked her ''and killed their mother''. He also found out at some point during the seventeen-year-time skip that Deirdre was, in fact, [[BrotherSisterIncest his half-sister]].]] No wonder he's so haggard by the time [[spoiler: we see him again in the second half of the game.]] (It's speculated that [[spoiler: he pretty much ''allowed Seliph to kill him'', in hopes of finishing his miserable existence]].)

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** Sonia in ''VideoGame/FireEmblem7'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' at the moment of her death, when she discovers [[spoiler: [[TomatoInTheMirror she's actually one of the morphs she despises so much and has been duped by Nergal all this time into thinking she was the one perfect human]].]]
** An even more tragic example in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral FE Seisen no Keifu]]'': ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'': Arvis. [[spoiler: First he's a MagnificentBastard[=/=]WellIntentionedExtremist who successfully kills Sigurd (after stealing his wife Deirdre), turns other Grannvale rulers against each other, kills ''them'' and becomes emperor of all of Jugdral, and instead of making it a tyrannical empire, [[WellIntentionedExtremist he made it an actually benevolent empire and it works]]. Then Manfroy intervenes and soon Arvis has lost his children, the woman he loved (aka the aforementioned Deirdre), ''and'' control of his empire, and turn it to a tyrannical empire far beyond his worst imagination. Oh, and his beloved brother Azel died at some point ''and'' his own son Julius is trying to usurp his throne, whereas his daughter Julia has been missing for a while already after said son attacked her ''and killed their mother''. He also found out at some point during the seventeen-year-time skip that Deirdre was, in fact, [[BrotherSisterIncest his half-sister]].]] No wonder he's so haggard by the time [[spoiler: we see him again in the second half of the game.]] (It's speculated that [[spoiler: he pretty much ''allowed Seliph to kill him'', in hopes of finishing his miserable existence]].)
4th Apr '17 1:09:08 PM gb00393
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** Jon Snow's time at the Wall is one long object lesson in not taking himself too seriously and even moreso his time among the wildlings, and he learns from these lessons.
3rd Apr '17 2:58:20 PM Ccook1956
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* In WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls' first confrontation with Princess Morbucks, Blossom not only defeats her without breaking a sweat, but she gives Princess TheReasonYouSuck speech of all time.
2nd Apr '17 5:17:41 AM dreamofwritting
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Which is a [[OlderThanDirt rather old idea]]: The [[Myth/GreekMythology Ancient Greeks]] considered Hubris (overbearing {{pride}}) to be one of the greatest and most self-destructive sins. Thus, there are quite a number of stories about how those guilty of it are punished, either by circumstances or by the gods (although circumstances are generally also considered caused by the gods). The Greeks even had a god specifically for the punishment of hubris, the goddess Nemesis. Or, as [[{{Snatch}} Brick Top]] put it, "Do you know what 'nemesis' means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent..." The Greeks loved [[strike: irony]] poetic justice; the proud were always brought down by something....appropriate.

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Which is a [[OlderThanDirt rather old idea]]: The [[Myth/GreekMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Ancient Greeks]] considered Hubris (overbearing {{pride}}) to be one of the greatest and most self-destructive sins. Thus, there are quite a number of stories about how those guilty of it are punished, either by circumstances or by the gods (although circumstances are generally also considered caused by the gods). The Greeks even had a god specifically for the punishment of hubris, the goddess Nemesis. Or, as [[{{Snatch}} Brick Top]] put it, "Do you know what 'nemesis' means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent..." The Greeks loved [[strike: irony]] poetic justice; the proud were always brought down by something....appropriate.
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