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19th May '17 11:25:49 AM konekootome
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* ''FanFic/RivalsSeries'': When Yuuri wins gold at the Junior Grand Prix, Viktor attempts to compliment him. However, he does so by criticizing Yuuri for winning without using any quads (which Yuuri was lacking in at the time) and giving unwanted advice after Yuuri's hard-earned victory. Yuuri ends up so angry that he walks away so he wouldn't make a scene.
27th Mar '17 5:35:45 AM LentilSandEater
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** The compliments weren't what was messed up, it was Pesto that was [[HairTriggerTemper broken.]]
27th Mar '17 5:35:16 AM LentilSandEater
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** Come to think of it, how old ''is'' Carol Channing?
25th Mar '17 5:25:21 PM TropesForever
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* Alice self esteem is too low to take it, and just degrades her opinion of Julie.

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* Alice self esteem Alice's self-esteem is too low to take it, and just degrades her opinion of Julie.
22nd Mar '17 4:31:23 PM zachmartinez
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* Common among men and women who are LikeBrotherAndSister is the statement "I wish I could find [[ShapedLikeItself a guy like you]]" when the woman is talking about her troubles with dating. What she's trying to say is he has a good personality, but by seeking someone LIKE him who ISN'T him, this is essentially implying that her friend is ugly. Of course, she could be complimenting his appearance with this phrase, but that would lead to possibly [[BeautyIsBad even worse implications.]]
7th Mar '17 7:23:57 PM Prometheus117
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* {{Subverted}} in ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. After Percy goes through hell to rescue Annabeth and the goddess [[DoesNotLikeMen Artemis]] from the Titan forces with his comrades, the latter tells him that he was "NotBad, for a man". He ''thought'' it was this at first, but then realized that was the first time she didn't call him "boy" and it was actually her way of giving him respect. Given Artemis's history with men, this was essentially high praise and one of the best compliments a god ever gave him outside of his dad Poseidon.
2nd Mar '17 1:55:13 PM JohnnyHuang
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* From ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', Ron compliments Luna on her commentary regarding a Quidditch match. The last reason for this kicks in here as Luna thinks Ron's mocking her because everyone else tells her she did a lousy job. (Considering [[CuckoolanderCommentator her performance]], it's easy to understand.)

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* From ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', Ron compliments Luna on her commentary regarding a Quidditch match. The last reason for this kicks in here as Ron's sincere, but Luna thinks Ron's mocking her because everyone else tells her she did a lousy job. (Considering [[CuckoolanderCommentator her performance]], it's easy to understand.)
5th Feb '17 12:18:52 PM ZimFan89
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'': When meeting with Nana Noodleman to try and convince her to sponsor his competition, Buster cheerfully tells her that she doesn't look "a day over 90". Eddie can only FacePalm at this.
17th Jan '17 12:10:03 PM PPPSSC
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Officer [[RighteousRabbit Judy Hopps]] compliments [[CunningLikeAFox Nick]] in a condescending way by calling him unusually "articulate" for a fox, to which he sarcastically responds "It's rare that I find someone so non-patronizing" which she doesn't pick up on.

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Officer [[RighteousRabbit Judy Hopps]] compliments [[CunningLikeAFox Nick]] in a condescending way by calling him unusually "articulate" for a fox, to which he sarcastically responds "It's rare that I find someone so non-patronizing" which she doesn't pick up on. on.
** Judy also receives a compliment from Benjamin Clawhauser that she is "even cuter" than he thought she would be. She gently informs him that it's offensive for non-bunnies to call bunnies cute (Clawhauser is a cheetah), and he immediately apologizes without a second thought.
4th Jan '17 1:43:10 PM gb00393
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* At one point in ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Sansa promises [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Cersei]] that she won't be any trouble: "I'll be a good queen just like you, I won't hatch ''anything''!" Cersei's reaction is priceless.

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* At one point in ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Sansa promises [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Cersei]] that she won't be any trouble: "I'll be a good queen just like you, I won't hatch ''anything''!" Cersei's Since Cersei has just engineered her husband's death and seized power for herself and her son, her reaction is priceless.
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