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16th Jan '18 8:45:00 PM StardustSoldier
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This is the [[TemptingFate fate-tempting]] and [[TooDumbToLive suicidal]] tendency of characters to bully, persecute, or in some other way provoke people or things they ''really'' shouldn't be messing with. That weird {{loner|sAreFreaks}} who sits in a corner reading? [[KidsAreCruel Fine, douchebag]]. That [[WhiteMagicianGirl beautiful lady]] who can heal people? If [[HumansAreBastards you're that much of an asshole]], go for it (but keep in mind that [[LaserGuidedKarma you may find yourself in a position later where you need her to heal you]]). The [[BlindSeer blind kid]] that somehow knows what you're about to do and is powerless to stop you? Yeah, [[JerkAss jackass]], whatever floats your boat. But the kid who can [[RealityWarper warp the fabric of reality]] and just wants to be left alone? '''Bad idea'''.

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This is the [[TemptingFate fate-tempting]] and [[TooDumbToLive suicidal]] tendency of characters to bully, persecute, or in some other way provoke people or things they ''really'' shouldn't be messing with. That weird {{loner|sAreFreaks}} who sits in a corner reading? [[KidsAreCruel Fine, douchebag]]. That [[WhiteMagicianGirl beautiful lady]] who can heal people? If [[HumansAreBastards you're that much of an asshole]], go for it (but keep in mind that [[LaserGuidedKarma you may find yourself in a position later where you need her to heal you]]). The [[BlindSeer blind kid]] that somehow knows what you're about to do and is powerless to stop you? Yeah, [[JerkAss [[{{Jerkass}} jackass]], whatever floats your boat. But the kid who can [[RealityWarper warp the fabric of reality]] and just wants to be left alone? '''Bad idea'''.
2nd Jan '18 2:33:57 PM StFan
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'''[[Film/IronMan Tony]]:''' Let's do a headcount here: [[Film/{{Thor}} your brother, the demi-god]]; the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger super-soldier, a living legend who kinda lives up to the legend]]; a [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk man with]] ''[[Film/TheIncredibleHulk breathtaking]]'' [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk anger management issues]]; [[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} couple of]] [[ComicBook/BlackWidow master assassins]] - and ''you'', big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them.\\

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'''[[Film/IronMan Tony]]:''' Let's do a headcount here: [[Film/{{Thor}} your brother, the demi-god]]; the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger super-soldier, a living legend who kinda lives up to the legend]]; a [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk man with]] ''[[Film/TheIncredibleHulk breathtaking]]'' [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk anger management issues]]; [[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} couple of]] [[ComicBook/BlackWidow master assassins]] - -- and ''you'', big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them.\\



Please note: the trope need not require actual bullying (though it is a popular method). As long as the provoker or provokers intentionally and excessively antagonize someone much more powerful than they are, ''knowing full well'' beforehand just what they are screwing with, then it's Bullying A Dragon. Also just because a person ''can'' beat up or kill a person doesn't mean they have the ''right'' to (AsYouKnow, [[OffingTheAnnoyance blowing someone's head off for a minor insult]] [[DisproportionateRetribution is kind of a dick move]]). Also, if the Dragon suffers abuse because [[BewareTheSuperman they're massive jerks]], then we may be dealing with CapeBusters instead. If this trope is done with the likely outcome as the goal it's SuicideByCop.

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Please note: the trope need not require actual bullying (though it is a popular method). As long as the provoker or provokers intentionally and excessively antagonize someone much more powerful than they are, ''knowing full well'' beforehand just what they are screwing with, then it's Bullying A a Dragon. Also just because a person ''can'' beat up or kill a person doesn't mean they have the ''right'' to (AsYouKnow, [[OffingTheAnnoyance blowing someone's head off for a minor insult]] [[DisproportionateRetribution is kind of a dick move]]). Also, if the Dragon suffers abuse because [[BewareTheSuperman they're massive jerks]], then we may be dealing with CapeBusters instead. If this trope is done with the likely outcome as the goal it's SuicideByCop.



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29th Oct '17 8:02:55 PM Firebrand96
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'''[[Film/IronMan Tony]]:''' Let's do a headcount here: [[Film/{{Thor}} your brother, the demi-god]]; the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger super-soldier, a living legend who kinda lives up to the legend]]; a [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk man with]] ''[[Film/TheIncredibleHulk breathtaking]]'' [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk anger management issues]]; couple of master assassins - and ''you'', big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them.\\

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'''[[Film/IronMan Tony]]:''' Let's do a headcount here: [[Film/{{Thor}} your brother, the demi-god]]; the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger super-soldier, a living legend who kinda lives up to the legend]]; a [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk man with]] ''[[Film/TheIncredibleHulk breathtaking]]'' [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk anger management issues]]; [[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} couple of of]] [[ComicBook/BlackWidow master assassins assassins]] - and ''you'', big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them.\\
24th Oct '17 9:15:50 PM FactoidCow
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'''[[Film/IronMan Tony]]:''' Let's do a headcount here: [[Film/{{Thor}} your brother, the demi-god]]; the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger super-soldier, a living legend who kinda lives up to the legend]]; a [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk man with ''breathtaking'' anger management issues]]; couple of master assassins - and ''you'', big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them.\\

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'''[[Film/IronMan Tony]]:''' Let's do a headcount here: [[Film/{{Thor}} your brother, the demi-god]]; the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger super-soldier, a living legend who kinda lives up to the legend]]; a [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk man with ''breathtaking'' with]] ''[[Film/TheIncredibleHulk breathtaking]]'' [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk anger management issues]]; couple of master assassins - and ''you'', big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them.\\
1st Oct '17 7:18:50 PM FGHIK
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'''[[Film/IronMan Tony]]:''' Let's do a headcount here: [[Film/Thor your brother, the demi-god]]; the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger super-soldier, a living legend who kinda lives up to the legend]]; a [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk man with ''breathtaking'' anger management issues]]; couple of master assassins - and ''you'', big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them.\\

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'''[[Film/IronMan Tony]]:''' Let's do a headcount here: [[Film/Thor [[Film/{{Thor}} your brother, the demi-god]]; the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger super-soldier, a living legend who kinda lives up to the legend]]; a [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk man with ''breathtaking'' anger management issues]]; couple of master assassins - and ''you'', big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them.\\
1st Oct '17 7:18:24 PM FGHIK
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'''Tony:''' Let's do a headcount here: your brother, the demi-god; the super-soldier, a living legend who kinda lives up to the legend; a man with ''breathtaking'' anger management issues; couple of master assassins - and ''you'', big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them.\\

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'''Tony:''' '''[[Film/IronMan Tony]]:''' Let's do a headcount here: [[Film/Thor your brother, the demi-god; demi-god]]; the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger super-soldier, a living legend who kinda lives up to the legend; legend]]; a [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk man with ''breathtaking'' anger management issues; issues]]; couple of master assassins - and ''you'', big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them.\\
4th Sep '17 10:40:35 PM Discar
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->''"Let me get this straight: You think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands. And your plan is to ''blackmail'' this person? ... Good luck."''
-->-- '''Lucius Fox''', ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

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->''"Let me get this straight: You think that ->'''Loki:''' What have I to fear?\\
'''Tony:''' Let's do a headcount here:
your client, brother, the demi-god; the super-soldier, a living legend who kinda lives up to the legend; a man with ''breathtaking'' anger management issues; couple of master assassins - and ''you'', big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them.\\
'''Loki:''' That was
the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly plan.\\
'''Tony:''' Not
a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands. And your plan is to ''blackmail'' this person? ... Good luck."''
great plan.
-->-- '''Lucius Fox''', ''Film/TheDarkKnight''
''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''

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5th May '17 6:51:41 PM I-Teleported-Bread
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A SubTrope of AllOfTheOtherReindeer, where the character is surrounded by tormentors even though they are ''known'' to have some incredible power conducive to being a PersonOfMassDestruction, and most of the time ''because'' of this. This frequently crops up in KidsAreCruel (in which case it would be "Kids Are Cruel And Also [[TooDumbToLive Too Stupid To Deserve To Exist]]"). It's usually a way of getting us to sympathize with the main character, but, really, bullies should be smart enough not to mock the "freak" BlessedWithSuck and SuperStrength. Even when logically--or at least using the basest level of human decency and smallest inkling of self preservation--these bullies should find a weaker target or cut the poor kid some slack. So, in a sense, [[StrawCharacter Straw Bullies]]. Then again, YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb and the {{Pride}}ful.

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A SubTrope of AllOfTheOtherReindeer, where the character is surrounded by tormentors even though they are ''known'' to have some incredible power conducive to being a PersonOfMassDestruction, and most of the time ''because'' of this. This frequently crops up in KidsAreCruel (in which case it would be "Kids Are Cruel [[YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb And Also Also]] [[TooDumbToLive Too Stupid To Deserve To Exist]]"). It's usually a way of getting us to sympathize with the main character, but, really, bullies should be smart enough not to mock the "freak" BlessedWithSuck and SuperStrength. Even when logically--or at least using the basest level of human decency and smallest inkling of self preservation--these bullies should find a weaker target or cut the poor kid some slack. So, in a sense, [[StrawCharacter Straw Bullies]]. Then again, YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb and the {{Pride}}ful.
11th Apr '17 5:57:14 PM NightShade96
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** ''BullyingADragon/GameOfThrones''
28th Feb '17 9:15:47 AM SteveMB
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* ShootingSuperman: Launching an attack against a target you know is tough enough to just shrug it off.
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