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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.
28th Dec '16 9:23:39 PM Fireblood
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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."''

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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? person? ... Good luck."''
3rd Dec '16 2:51:08 PM rafi
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* MuggingTheMonster: If you thought ''you'' were the badass and they were an easy victim.
** MuggingTheMonster can evolve into BullyingADragon if you find out the hard way that you're outclassed but still [[TooDumbToLive persist in provoking further attacks]]. It can also exist simultaneously when the obviously intimidating and dangerous person is hiding something that makes them even more intimidating and dangerous.

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* MuggingTheMonster: If you thought ''you'' were the badass and they were an easy victim.
** MuggingTheMonster can
victim. Can evolve into BullyingADragon if you find out the hard way that you're outclassed but still [[TooDumbToLive persist in provoking further attacks]]. It can also exist simultaneously when the obviously intimidating and dangerous person is hiding something that makes them even more intimidating and dangerous.
16th Nov '16 11:29:26 AM eedwardgrey3
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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 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.

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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 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.
instead. If this trope is done with the likely outcome as the goal it's SuicideByCop.
11th Sep '16 11:24:13 AM SteveMB
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* PaperTiger: An inversion in which the target ''looks'' powerful but is only putting up a facade.
4th Apr '16 3:50:20 PM TheNewBig
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If the [[BreakTheCutie victim snaps]], they ''will'' [[WhosLaughingNow turn]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes the]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds tables]] (if not [[ChainsawGood turn the table into a buzzsaw]], [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning set it spinning at hurricane-level speeds]], and shove their tormentors' intestines into the spinning blades.) Also, don't lie. It is very cathartically awesome when the bullies are finally [[AssholeVictim killed]] [[KickTheSonOfABitch off]] or subjected to a FateWorseThanDeath as [[BestServedCold Revenge]]. (And, if they have not done anything remotely objectionable up to this point, this could well be taken as a case of DarkIsNotEvil.) Unfortunately, many of the times a bully attempts to go after someone of this ilk is because they are ''trying'' to elicit a response, which in turn, would prove everyone's point about [[IResembleThatRemark how much of a freak they truly are.]]

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If the [[BreakTheCutie victim snaps]], they ''will'' [[WhosLaughingNow turn]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes the]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds tables]] (if not [[ChainsawGood turn the table into a buzzsaw]], [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning set it spinning at hurricane-level speeds]], and shove their tormentors' intestines into the spinning blades.) Also, don't lie. It is very cathartically awesome when the bullies are finally [[AssholeVictim killed]] [[KickTheSonOfABitch off]] or subjected to a FateWorseThanDeath as [[BestServedCold Revenge]]. (And, if they have not done anything remotely objectionable up to this point, this could well be taken as a case of DarkIsNotEvil.) Unfortunately, many of the times a bully attempts to go after someone of this ilk is because they are ''trying'' to elicit a response, which in turn, would prove everyone's point about [[IResembleThatRemark how much of a freak they truly are.]]
]] Then again, in many cases this makes them even stupider, as they don't seem to consider anything particularly awful happening to themselves as a result of their actions.
1st Jan '16 1:05:28 AM JFrombaugh
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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? [[KidsAreCruelFine, 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? [[KidsAreCruelFine, [[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'''.
1st Jan '16 12:49:42 AM JFrombaugh
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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? Fine, douchebag. That [[WhiteMagicianGirl sweet cute girl]] who can heal people? If [[KidsAreCruel 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? Fine, douchebag. [[KidsAreCruelFine, douchebag]]. That [[WhiteMagicianGirl sweet cute girl]] beautiful lady]] who can heal people? If [[KidsAreCruel [[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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