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18th Jun '18 2:17:40 PM randomtroper89
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* Alice has a [[HairTriggerTemper hot temper]], and can take any and everything as an insult.



Subtrope of DismissingACompliment. Compare HairTriggerTemper, where ''any'' and ''every'' compliment is a Compliment Backfire. Compare YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame, in which the compliment itself is fine, it's the ''source'' that's the problem. This is the inverted form of an InsultBackfire. Contrast with BackhandedCompliment, where this is done intentionally to insult someone with the pretense of complimenting them. Often the trait of the {{Tsundere}}.

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Subtrope of DismissingACompliment. Compare HairTriggerTemper, where ''any'' and ''every'' compliment is a Compliment Backfire. Compare YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame, in which the compliment itself is fine, it's the ''source'' that's the problem. This is the inverted form of an InsultBackfire. Contrast with BackhandedCompliment, where this is done intentionally to insult someone with the pretense of complimenting them. Often the trait of the {{Tsundere}}.
22nd May '18 10:14:57 AM Kid
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* In ''[[Literature/WingsOfFire Moon Rising]]'', Kinkajou tells Moonwatcher that she usually doesn't like [=NightWings=]- but since Moonwatcher is "hardly like a [=NightWing=] at all", she doesn't mind hanging out with her. Moonwatcher is a little upset by this.

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* In ''[[Literature/WingsOfFire Moon Rising]]'', Kinkajou tells Moonwatcher that she usually doesn't like [=NightWings=]- [=NightWings=] - but since Moonwatcher is "hardly like a [=NightWing=] at all", she doesn't mind hanging out with her. Moonwatcher is a little upset by this.
14th May '18 8:52:55 PM Valiona
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* In ''Manga/BloomIntoYou'', Touko, the StudentCouncilPresident, meets Ichigaya, who served on the student council with Touko's older sister, Mio. After revealing that [[spoiler:Mio's status as a perfect student council president was a facade]], he says Touko's a much better president, [[spoiler:due to actually being the person Mio pretended to be]]. Touko, who'd spent the last seven years trying to emulate her sister, is quite troubled, [[spoiler:since in reality, it means Mio was more like Touko than Touko had thought]].

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* In ''Manga/BloomIntoYou'', Touko, this often happens in fairly comedic moments, and in a few serious ones.
** In one extra, when Koyomi notes that she doesn't wear her uniform's ribbon due to not liking "cute" things, at which point Akari then asks Koyomi whether she liked
the StudentCouncilPresident, stuffed animal Akari bought her. Koyomi reassures her that she did, because it wasn't cute, much to Akari's disappointment.
** In another extra, Touko and Yuu meet two of Yuu's kouhai from the middle school softball team. Touko points out that Yuu doesn't look like much of a senpai because she's shorter than the two younger girls (which Touko finds cute), which offends Yuu. Yuu's kouhai then point out that Yuu is cool and reliable... ''despite being short.''
** PlayedForDrama in Chapter 21. [[StudentCouncilPresident Touko]]
meets Ichigaya, who served on the student council with Touko's older sister, Mio. After revealing that [[spoiler:Mio's status as a perfect student council president was a facade]], he says Touko's a much better president, [[spoiler:due to actually being the person Mio pretended to be]]. Touko, who'd spent the last seven years trying to emulate her sister, is quite troubled, [[spoiler:since in reality, it means Mio was more like Touko than Touko had thought]].thought]].
26th Mar '18 12:04:36 PM thatother1dude
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* PlayedForDrama in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. When Garnet meets the Off-Colors she gives them sincere compliments, wanting to hear Rhodonite's story, the Rutiles amazing, and flat-out calling Fluorite beautiful. Problem is, they've had the idea that they're worthless mistakes drilled into them for so long that they assume she's making fun of them.

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* PlayedForDrama in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. When Garnet meets the Off-Colors she gives them sincere compliments, wanting to hear Rhodonite's story, finding the Rutiles amazing, and flat-out calling Fluorite beautiful. Problem is, they've had the idea that they're worthless mistakes drilled into them for so long that they assume she's making fun of them.
26th Mar '18 5:42:47 AM CCIB
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* PlayedForDrama in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. When Garnet meets the Off-Colors she gives them sincere compliments, wanting to hear Rhodonite's story, the Rutiles amazing, and flat-out calling Fluorite beautiful. Problem is, they've had the idea that they're worthless mistakes drilled into them for so long that they assume she's making fun of them.
7th Mar '18 7:06:26 AM bitemytail
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* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': Gary's line to Kiley is more of an AssuranceBackfire, but he's ''trying'' to be nice:
-->'''Kiley:''' MY IQ IS SMALLER THAN MY BREAST SIZE!\\
'''Gary:''' Uh... don't cry... I'm sure your IQ's '''much''' bigger than your breasts!
27th Feb '18 6:00:12 AM Valiona
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* In ''Manga/BloomIntoYou'', Touko, the StudentCouncilPresident, meets Ichigaya, who served on the student council with Touko's older sister, Mio. After revealing that [[spoiler:Mio's status as a perfect student council president was a facade]], he says Touko's a much better president, [[spoiler:due to actually being the person Mio pretended to be]]. Touko, who'd spent the last seven years trying to emulate her sister, is quite troubled, [[spoiler:since in reality, it means Mio was more like Touko than Touko had thought]].
26th Feb '18 2:20:03 AM Cryoclaste
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* In one ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'' sidequest, when [[TailConcerto Waffle]] attempts to complement [[ContinuityCameo Alica]] [[spoiler:for looking pretty in a princess dress]], she just gets mad at him for comparing her to [[TheRival Princess Theria]].

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* In one ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'' sidequest, when [[TailConcerto [[VideoGame/TailConcerto Waffle]] attempts to complement [[ContinuityCameo Alica]] [[spoiler:for looking pretty in a princess dress]], she just gets mad at him for comparing her to [[TheRival Princess Theria]].
7th Dec '17 4:53:17 PM snichols1973
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* In the "T.K.O" episode of ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'', when Mr. Gar tries to stop K.O. from destroying the Plaza:
-->'''Carol''': Tell him what all his hard work means to you!\\
'''Mr. Gar''': Uh, huh? Oh, oh... uh, you're a valuable help at the Bodega, K.O.! Uh, excellent work! You're a very nice, helpful boy!\\
'''K.O.''': Enough! Your approval's useless to me now!
2nd Dec '17 5:25:03 AM Dragon101
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* Alice is miscredited for something she didn't actually do, especially if the ''actual'' person turns out to have less-than-pleasant motives or means.
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