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21st May '18 9:35:59 AM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', a traumatic experience with an EvilMentor leaves Harry Dresden heavily jaded about the MagicalSociety of the White Council, and he makes a point of mocking their authority as much as he can get away with in the early books. [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]] when he attends a Council meeting in a bathrobe and unkempt beard, [[YouNoTakeCandle hopelessly mangles]] the Latin that they speak in formal occasions, and slowly comes to realize that they have even less respect for him than he has for them. Although he continues to distrust the Council, CharacterDevelopment leads him to build a better working relationship with them.
6th Feb '18 8:53:51 AM TheMountainKing
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* ''Film/FightClub'': Tyler Durden's loud and brash anti-establishment way of thinking clicks taps very well into the frustration and resentment of the working class. While harmless at first (at least as harmless as therapeutic punching of other people go), as the movie goes on, Tyler is shown to be increasingly destructive, narcissistic, and mean-spirited. By the end of the movie, Tyler is, for all intents and purposes, the leader of a terrorist organization, blowing up buildings without any care for what harm they might do to bystanders.

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* ''Film/FightClub'': Tyler Durden's loud and brash anti-establishment way of thinking clicks taps very well into the frustration and resentment of the working class. While harmless at first (at least as harmless as therapeutic punching of other people go), as the movie goes on, Tyler is shown to be increasingly destructive, narcissistic, and mean-spirited. By the end of the movie, Tyler is, for all intents and purposes, the leader of a terrorist organization, blowing up buildings without any care for what harm they might do to bystanders.
20th Sep '17 3:02:35 PM MotiveFan
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* In ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'', Quinn explains he expects no trouble from his {{Pirate}} prisoners because [[http://www.rhjunior.com/QQSR/00013.html their attempt to play this trope showed how stupid they were.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'', Quinn explains he expects no trouble from his {{Pirate}} prisoners because [[http://www.rhjunior.com/QQSR/00013.html com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-0013/ their attempt to play this trope showed how stupid they were.]]
6th Sep '17 3:15:43 AM WillBGood
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* Hawkeye from ''{{Series/Mash}}'' might fall under this, although he usually only rebels against authority when authority is being stupid. Which is, admittedly, [[OnceAnEpisode every episode]]. This is the whole purpose of the show, to rebel against authority. Hawkeye even interrupts the peace talks because he feels they aren't doing enough.

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* Hawkeye from ''{{Series/Mash}}'' ''{{Series/MASH}}'' might fall under this, although he usually only rebels against authority when authority is being stupid. Which is, admittedly, [[OnceAnEpisode every episode]]. This is the whole purpose of the show, to rebel against authority. Hawkeye even interrupts the peace talks because he feels they aren't doing enough.
9th Jun '17 6:21:42 PM Fireblood
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* ''Webcomic/ExistentialComics'': How Creator/KarlMarx usually appears as. Either bare-chested in a circle of German philosophers, as the main goal scorer for the group (since he felt it was important for philosophers and thinkers to "make" history), and as an ''[[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad Mad Marx]]: The Class Warrior fighting Hayek in single combat and killing Creator/AynRand. In the comic with Chomsky, Fanon and Foucault, he appears as Gimli the Dwarf to join Fanon's proposed Fellowship of Revolutionaries appointed to help overthrow all the old oligarchs of Middle-Earth.
1st Apr '17 7:52:45 PM thesinkjar
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->''"You don't wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel."''
-->-- '''Pee Wee Herman''', ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure''
12th Feb '17 10:29:40 PM DanaO
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* Comes up briefly a time or two in the ''Literature/XWingSeries''. In Creator/MichaelStackpole's run Rogue Squadron - who got that name in the first place purely for the coolness factor - is MildlyMilitary and quite happy to ignore minor directives and rules... which is usually seen as quite positive, with most people accepting it because they get amazing results, and [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong the one who thinks they're irresponsible]] generally getting ignored. Then the complainer saves their skins after ignoring a rule himself - and rather than shrugging it off, insists that he be reported, because rigid rulebound discipline is all that keeps his people alive in the long run. In the end Rogue Leader Wedge Antilles has to accept this as valid.

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* Comes up briefly a time or two in the ''Literature/XWingSeries''. In Creator/MichaelStackpole's run Rogue Squadron - who got that name in the first place purely for the coolness factor - is MildlyMilitary and quite happy to ignore minor directives and rules... which is usually seen as quite positive, with most people accepting it because they get amazing results, and [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong the one who thinks they're irresponsible]] generally getting ignored. Then the complainer complainer, who is the commander of a bomber training squadron, saves their skins after ignoring a rule himself - and rather than shrugging it off, insists that he be reported, because rigid rulebound discipline is all that keeps his ''his'' people alive in the long run. In the end Rogue Leader Wedge Antilles has to accept this as valid.
10th Jan '17 3:03:56 AM Saveelich
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-->'''Jyn''' (to [[IronLady Mon Mothma]], while handcuffed): It's a rebellion, isn't it? I ''rebel''.
8th Jan '17 1:16:56 AM Dravencour
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* In ''{{Film/Serenity}}'' Mal finally has enough of TheAlliance following [[spoiler:the crew's discovery of what happened on Miranda]] and decides to pay them back for everything, starting with his famous line "I aim to misbehave". His statement of rebellion is not exactly unreasonable as TheAlliance is not a well-meaning government and did many truly despicable things, and would just not leave him and his crew the hell alone.

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* In ''{{Film/Serenity}}'' Mal finally has enough of TheAlliance following [[spoiler:the crew's discovery of [[GoneHorriblyRight just what happened the hell happened]] on Miranda]] and decides to pay them back for everything, starting with his famous line "I aim to misbehave". His statement of rebellion is not exactly unreasonable as TheAlliance is not a well-meaning government and did many truly despicable things, and would just not leave him and his crew the hell alone.things.
8th Jan '17 1:15:44 AM Dravencour
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* In ''{{Film/Serenity}}'' Mal finally had enough of TheAlliance and decides to pay them back for everything, starting with his famous line "I aim to misbehave". His statement of rebellion is not exactly unreasonable as TheAlliance is not well-meaning government and did many truly despicable things.

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* In ''{{Film/Serenity}}'' Mal finally had has enough of TheAlliance following [[spoiler:the crew's discovery of what happened on Miranda]] and decides to pay them back for everything, starting with his famous line "I aim to misbehave". His statement of rebellion is not exactly unreasonable as TheAlliance is not a well-meaning government and did many truly despicable things.things, and would just not leave him and his crew the hell alone.
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