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16th Apr '18 8:28:17 AM pvsage
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* ''Series/Warehouse13'': The only way to free someone of Maelzel's metronome is to "make a pure start from whence one comes." In Jinks' case, this means reconciling with his mother, whom he refused to forgive for pleading for leniency for his sister's killer.[[/folder]]

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Genn Greymane, the ruler of the Gilneas, left the Alliance after he grew tired of helping provide for its commonwealth for seemingly nothing in return. He then built a wall around Gilneas, separating it from the rest of the world and refused to get involved in the Third War or the war against the Lich King, neither giving the Alliance aid or allowing refugees to shelter within the walls. However, after Gilneas fell due to attacks by the Forsaken, as well as a worgen curse sweeping through the populace, a humbled Greymane attempted to rejoin the Alliance. However, King Varian Wrynn, the leader of the Alliance, was incredibly bitter at Greymane for his actions and earning his respect and approval was not a easy task for the Gilnean king.



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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Genn Greymane, the ruler of the Gilneas, left the Alliance after he grew tired of helping provide for its commonwealth for seemingly nothing in return. He then built a wall around Gilneas, separating it from the rest of the world and refused to get involved in the Third War or the war against the Lich King, neither giving the Alliance aid or allowing refugees to shelter within the walls. However, after Gilneas fell due to attacks by the Forsaken, as well as a worgen curse sweeping through the populace, a humbled Greymane attempted to rejoin the Alliance. However, King Varian Wrynn, the leader of the Alliance, was incredibly bitter at Greymane for his actions and earning his respect and approval was not a easy task for the Gilnean king.
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6th Apr '18 1:47:04 PM KizunaTallis
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Wait, what's that? You have a class with that ex? The jerk is your mentor's kid? You aren't moving or transferring after-all? You left your wallet in their freezer when you were stealing the ice cream sandwich?

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Wait, what's that? You have a class with that ex? The jerk is your mentor's kid? You aren't moving or transferring after-all? after all? That terminal illness diagnosis was a mix-up at the clinic? You left your wallet in their freezer when you were stealing the ice cream sandwich?



* ''Film/{{Flatliners}}'' was pretty much all about this, when the characters fry their brain-cells in a medical experiment, only to be faced with their own consciences. To overcome their dilemmas, they all have to make amends somehow.

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* ''Film/{{Flatliners}}'' was pretty much all about this, when the characters fry their brain-cells in a medical experiment, only to be faced with their own consciences. To overcome their dilemmas, they all have to make amends somehow.



* In the ''MyLittlePony''/''VideoGame/BioShock'' fanfic ''{{Fanfic/Vision}}'', our AntiHero, Siren, due to a mix of TraumaCongaLine, FishOutOfWater, and just not being all that nice to begin with, says some rather hurtful things to another character who was just being nice to her. As she walks away, she has a small MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment, but doesn't go back to apologize. Guess who she ends up at the mercy of later?
* In the MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/190564/on-the-care-and-construction-of-bridges On The Care and Construction of Bridges,]] Rarity and Applejack refuse to confess their feelings towards each other out of fear of burning bridges that they will need to cross later, while Rainbow Dash reflects on her own burnt bridge with her friend Gilda. In the end, however, Rainbow Dash asks herself the question of what ponies do after a bridge burns down, [[spoiler: and resolves to try and patch things up with her.]]

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* In the ''MyLittlePony''/''VideoGame/BioShock'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''/''VideoGame/BioShock'' fanfic ''{{Fanfic/Vision}}'', our AntiHero, Siren, due to a mix of TraumaCongaLine, FishOutOfWater, and just not being all that nice to begin with, says some rather hurtful things to another character who was just being nice to her. As she walks away, she has a small MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment, but doesn't go back to apologize. Guess who she ends up at the mercy of later?
* In the MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic [[https://www.''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/190564/on-the-care-and-construction-of-bridges On The Care and Construction of Bridges,]] Bridges]]'', Rarity and Applejack refuse to confess their feelings towards each other out of fear of burning bridges that they will need to cross later, while Rainbow Dash reflects on her own burnt bridge with her friend Gilda. In the end, however, Rainbow Dash asks herself the question of what ponies do after a bridge burns down, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and resolves to try and patch things up with her.]]



* In the first ''GalaxyGames'' book, the whole world thought they were about to be wiped out by an incoming asteroid. So all the adults went crazy doing whatever - the teachers didn't teach, many of the main character's friends' parents quit their jobs and so on. After the asteroid was revealed to just be an alien spaceship they all had to try and get their jobs back and return all the stuff they bought on an impulse. This was easy for some, but others, it was noted, had quit their jobs by telling their bosses what they REALLY thought...
* In the MrAndMrsDarcyMysteries Elizabeth and Darcy are forced to ask Lady Catherine for help.

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* In the first ''GalaxyGames'' ''Galaxy Games'' book, the whole world thought they were about to be wiped out by an incoming asteroid. So all the adults went crazy doing whatever - the teachers didn't teach, many of the main character's friends' parents quit their jobs and so on. After the asteroid was revealed to just be an alien spaceship they all had to try and get their jobs back and return all the stuff they bought on an impulse. This was easy for some, but others, it was noted, had quit their jobs by telling their bosses what they REALLY thought...
* In the MrAndMrsDarcyMysteries ''Literature/MrAndMrsDarcyMysteries'', Elizabeth and Darcy are forced to ask Lady Catherine for help.
21st Mar '18 6:32:29 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* There's a very dark example in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' with [[spoiler: Bertholt Hoover. As a [[TheMole Titan Shifter]] infiltrator to the Survey Corps, he's responsible for Wall Maria falling, a good chunk of the people within dying, and personally tries to kill his teammates. When he's about to be EatenAlive by Armin in Mindless Titan form, he cries out and begs for his former comrades to save him, only to notice that [[TheDogBitesBack they're not moving]]...]]
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19th Feb '18 8:47:23 AM KingLyger
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsForgottenFriendship'', Sunset Shimmer returns to Equestria, and has to seek the counsel of Princess Celestia. This was after [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil Sunset turned into a cruel and manipulative]] AlphaBitch under Celestia's watch. However, Sunset's undergone enough CharacterDevelopment after her HeelFaceTurn to genuinely apologize to Celestia, and the apology is accepted.
14th Feb '18 11:48:48 PM Omeganian
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* In UsefulNotes/JosefStalin's times, the study of genetics was all but destroyed in the UsefulNotes/SovietUnion, with the science itself branded a "bourgeois pseudoscience", to be replaced by a a weird mishmash called "Michurin biology", now commonly known as Lysenkoism, after its most prominent leader. With Stalin supporting the new ideologically correct "science", Lysenko's camp was pulling no blows against its opponents. Of course, once Stalin died (according to some sources, even a bit earlier), the Lysenkoists started losing their positions. About a decade later, proper genetics regained its positions, and all the ideologically correct guys who, so recently, have been branding the geneticists as traitors, getting them arrested and often dead in TheGulag, were forced to elaborate on how Michurin biology does not contradict genetics, how genetics isn't ideologically incorrect, how a compromise between the two is possible...
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2nd Feb '18 12:57:52 PM Chubzhac
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** Played straight in the episode "Naughty Ninjas". With the news of police brutality going around, the townspeople of South Park starts shunning everyone in the police force, harassing them and refusing to do business with them. Then the gentrified part of the town gets covered with homeless people due to the episode's B-plot. The townspeople realize that the only way they can get the homeless people out is to get the police to remove them. Needless to say, the policemen weren't really willing to help them out.

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** Played straight Another example is in the episode "Naughty Ninjas". With the news of police brutality going around, the townspeople of South Park starts shunning everyone in the police force, harassing them and refusing to do business with them. Then the gentrified part of the town gets covered with homeless people due to the episode's B-plot. The townspeople realize that the only way they can get the homeless people out is to get the police to remove them. Needless to say, the policemen weren't really willing to help them out.
2nd Feb '18 12:53:09 PM Chubzhac
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[[folder:VideoGames]]
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Genn Greymane, the ruler of the Gilneas, left the Alliance after he grew tired of helping provide for its commonwealth for seemingly nothing in return. He then built a wall around Gilneas, separating it from the rest of the world and refused to get involved in the Third War or the war against the Lich King, neither giving the Alliance aid or allowing refugees to shelter within the walls. However, after Gilneas fell due to attacks by the Forsaken, as well as a worgen curse sweeping through the populace, a humbled Greymane attempted to rejoin the Alliance. However, King Varian Wrynn, the leader of the Alliance, was incredibly bitter at Greymane for his actions and earning his respect and approval was not a easy task for the Gilnean king.
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** Played straight in a season 19 episode. With the news of police brutality going around, the townspeople of South Park starts shunning everyone in the police force, harassing them and refusing to do business with them. Then the gentrified part of the town gets covered with homeless people due to the episode's B-plot. The townspeople realize that the only way they can get the homeless people out is to get the police to remove them. Needless to say, the policemen weren't really willing to help them out.

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** Played straight in a season 19 episode.the episode "Gluten Free Ebola". The previous episode had the boys smugly ditching all their friends and classmates off screen when they started their crowdfunding company. When their business failed, they returned to school to find no one wanted anything to do with them anymore and they had to spend the episode trying to appease them.
** Played straight in the episode "Naughty Ninjas".
With the news of police brutality going around, the townspeople of South Park starts shunning everyone in the police force, harassing them and refusing to do business with them. Then the gentrified part of the town gets covered with homeless people due to the episode's B-plot. The townspeople realize that the only way they can get the homeless people out is to get the police to remove them. Needless to say, the policemen weren't really willing to help them out.
15th Jan '18 2:37:54 PM luiz4200
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** Subverted in the episode "Lottery Fever" when Peter tells Lois about how he quit his job after becoming a millionaire. The way he talks about it, especially the part where he told his boss what she could do with his job, suggests he did or said something nasty but the flashback shows he was polite and eloquent. Played straight later with how he treats his friends. [[spoiler:They forgive him in the end.]]
18th Nov '17 4:59:42 PM pvsage
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* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' begins with Lorelai going to her estranged parents for a loan to pay for Rory's private school tuition. The conditions of the loan are the main justification for Richard and Emily's involvement throughout the series.
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