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8th Jan '16 3:30:01 PM Bissek
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* In ''TheKillerAngels'', General Garnett considers himself this due to Stonewall Jackson accusing him of cowardice and then dying before Garnett could defend his actions. Because of this, he feels that he has to win a major victory or die trying in order to redeem his honor, which is why he insists on going on Pickett's charge despite being too ill to walk. In the film adaptation, ''{{Gettysburg}}'', his final scene shows him riding straight towards a loaded cannon.
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* In ''TheKillerAngels'', General Garnett considers himself this due to Stonewall Jackson accusing him of cowardice and then dying before Garnett could defend his actions. Because of this, he feels that he has to win a major victory or die trying in order to redeem his honor, which is why he insists on going on Pickett's charge Charge despite being too ill to walk. In the film adaptation, ''{{Gettysburg}}'', his final scene shows him riding straight towards a loaded cannon.

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* In ''TheKillerAngels'', General Garnett considers himself this due to Stonewall Jackson accusing him one episode of cowardice ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', a man who was arrested and then dying before Garnett could defend his actions. Because of this, he feels got OffOnATechnicality contacted Gibbs and ''requested'' that he has be formally charged and court-martialed, because he felt that he'd suffer this trope forever unless he was formally acquitted. Gibbs did manage to win a major victory or die trying clear him, though the man ended up getting into some trouble for having lied in order to redeem his honor, which is why he insists on going on Pickett's charge despite being too ill initial statements to walk. In the film adaptation, ''{{Gettysburg}}'', police regarding his final scene shows him riding straight towards a loaded cannon.relationship with the deceased.
27th Dec '15 7:09:35 AM JamesAustin
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-->-- '''Kent Brockman''', ''TheSimpsons -- "Homer Badman"''
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-->-- '''Kent Brockman''', ''TheSimpsons -- "Homer Badman"'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E9HomerBadman Homer Badman]]"
19th Dec '15 12:37:34 AM MsChibi
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Usually combined with ReformedButRejected. See also NeverLiveItDown.
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Usually combined with ReformedButRejected. See also NeverLiveItDown. NeverLiveItDown, PariahPrisoner, and PaedoHunt.
12th Dec '15 4:22:42 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''XWingSeries'', when Tycho is tried for espionage and the murder of [[spoiler: Corran Horn]], pretty much everyone who didn't know him personally thought he did it. The New Republic trying him had to keep at least some of the public's sentiment in mind, since they had just taken the planet from the Empire, and many of the nonhumans were angry enough at the new government due to the plague that only affected nonhumans. It's stated that there were already grumblings that if Tycho hadn't been human he would already have been tried and convicted. [[spoiler: Fortunately, it's hard to get a less controversial Not Guilty verdict than your alleged victim walking into the courtroom wanting to know what the hell's going on.]]
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* In the ''XWingSeries'', ''Literature/XWingSeries'', when Tycho is tried for espionage and the murder of [[spoiler: Corran Horn]], pretty much everyone who didn't know him personally thought he did it. The New Republic trying him had to keep at least some of the public's sentiment in mind, since they had just taken the planet from the Empire, and many of the nonhumans were angry enough at the new government due to the plague that only affected nonhumans. It's stated that there were already grumblings that if Tycho hadn't been human he would already have been tried and convicted. [[spoiler: Fortunately, it's hard to get a less controversial Not Guilty verdict than your alleged victim walking into the courtroom wanting to know what the hell's going on.]]
16th Nov '15 12:07:09 PM DoctorCooper
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Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease, though if you wish to read about that, TheOtherWiki has articles on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_of_public_opinion court of public opinion]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_by_media trial by media]].
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Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease, though if you wish to read about that, TheOtherWiki has articles on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_of_public_opinion court of public opinion]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_by_media trial by media]]. [[noreallife]]
16th Nov '15 7:05:30 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/TheTruth'', after the ''Times'' explains exactly how and why Lord Vetinari was framed, the other residents of William's boarding house say "I see His Lordship got away with it. He's a very clever man."
16th Nov '15 7:03:48 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/TheTruth'', after the ''Times'' explains exactly how and why Lord Vetinari was framed, the other residents of William's boarding house say "I see His Lordship got away with it. He's a very clever man."
16th Nov '15 7:00:05 AM DaibhidC
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[[folder: Music]] * The Music/MitchBenn song "He Don't Look Right": -->Somebody's dead or disappeared so,\\ The papers fix on the local weirdo.\\ Pick up on every eccentricity,\\ Don't mean a thing but it's good publicity.\\ Who cares what happens in a court of law,\\ When he's found guilty in the press before?\\ [[/folder]]
11th Oct '15 6:16:28 PM LentilSandEater
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Somewhat lampshaded?
* Somewhat {{Lampshaded}} in the film ''Film/StandByMe''. Chris Chambers admits to stealing the milk money, but was still irritated (though not terribly surprised) by the fact that people automatically assumed he took it solely because of who he was. What really hurt him, though, was that the teacher he returned it to took advantage of that fact and kept the money for herself.
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* Somewhat {{Lampshaded}} Used in the film ''Film/StandByMe''. Chris Chambers admits to stealing the milk money, but was still irritated (though not terribly surprised) by the fact that people automatically assumed he took it solely because of who he was. What really hurt him, though, was that the teacher he returned it to took advantage of that fact and kept the money for herself.
14th Sep '15 3:44:46 PM HowlingSnail
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*** Funnily enough, Homer is RightForTheWrongReasons- he claims that he believes that Willy is a perverted stalker for the incredibly bad reason that the television is claiming it, rather than the far better one- Wily had ''flat-out confessed'' to it earlier when he was telling Homer that he had a tape that could prove his innocence, since he explained the tape by saying that his hobby is spying on couples having intimate moments and recording them- in other words, he ''is'' a perverted stalker.
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*** Funnily enough, Homer is RightForTheWrongReasons- he claims that he believes that Willy is a perverted stalker for the incredibly bad reason that the television is claiming it, rather than the far better one- Wily Willy had ''flat-out confessed'' to it earlier when he was telling Homer that he had a tape that could prove his innocence, since he explained the tape by saying that his hobby is spying on couples having intimate moments and recording them- in other words, he ''is'' a perverted stalker.
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