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21st May '17 10:56:03 AM LentilSandEater
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* With all of the really scary magic out there, Harry [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Dresden]] knows which lines to toe and which to [[PyroManiac burn]]. Most of the lesser talents of Chicago ''don't'', so he thinks he's being this trope when he refuses to teach one about a certain kind of Ward. He had misunderstood the Ward's purpose, so her lack of knowledge ends up getting her killed.
** Most wizards, Harry's godmother Lea, and Mab, '''Queen of Air and Darkness''' argue that wizard training must be this because that's the only way to get good enough to survive. Anything else leaves them incorrectly thinking they're prepared, which is a major disservice. Harry learned to shield with baseballs? Luccio taught Morgan to shield ''with rocks''. Lea teaches [[spoiler: Molly after Harry's apparent death]] ''to fight by pitting her against real enemies''. Mab teaches [[spoiler: Harry Dresden, Winter Knight]] with months of surprise attacks of at least that lethality, but more inventiveness.

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* With all of the really scary magic out there, Harry [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Dresden]] knows which lines to toe and which to [[PyroManiac burn]]. Most of the lesser talents of Chicago ''don't'', so he thinks he's being this trope when he refuses to teach one about a certain kind of Ward. He had misunderstood the Ward's purpose, so her lack of knowledge ends up getting her killed.
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Most wizards, Harry's godmother Lea, and Mab, '''Queen of Air and Darkness''' argue that wizard training must be this because that's the only way to get good enough to survive. Anything else leaves them incorrectly thinking they're prepared, which is a major disservice. Harry learned to shield with baseballs? Luccio taught Morgan to shield ''with rocks''. Lea teaches [[spoiler: Molly after Harry's apparent death]] ''to fight by pitting her against real enemies''. Mab teaches [[spoiler: Harry Dresden, Winter Knight]] with months of surprise attacks of at least that lethality, but more inventiveness.
21st May '17 10:55:34 AM LentilSandEater
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*** It's a mark of how crappy the world is that they appear to be completely right.
*** It's another mark of how crappy the world is that the entire entry should have the TrainingFromHell trope attached to it.
13th May '17 8:29:36 PM Troperinik
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* {{Parodied| Trope}} in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', where [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] does horrible things to the others and says "I'm being cruel to be kind!" when questioned about it, despite having absolutely no reason to do so.

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* {{Parodied| Trope}} in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', where [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] does horrible things to the others Quack Quack and Stumpy for no reason and says "I'm being cruel to be kind!" when questioned about Kaeloo calls him out on it, despite having absolutely no reason to do so.for it at all.
13th May '17 8:12:50 AM Troperinik
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* {{Parodied| Trope}} in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', where [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] does horrible things to the others and says "I'm being cruel to be kind!" when questioned about it, despite having absolutely no reason to do so.
15th Mar '17 12:47:20 PM DrNoPuma
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* Subverted in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', when King Candy tells Ralph that Vanellope becoming a racer could lead to the game world being destroyed and Vanellope dying along with it, Ralph tries to convince her to drop out of competition. When she won't listen, Ralph feels forced to destroy her car and ends up devastating her. Only later does Ralph realize that King Candy [[spoiler:is lying through his teeth. He doesn't care for Vanellope's safety one bit, [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he only prevents her from racing to prevent the others from finding out that she's the real ruler, not him]]]].

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* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': Subverted in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', when with King Candy, played straight with Ralph. When King Candy tells Ralph that Vanellope becoming a racer could lead to the game world being destroyed and Vanellope dying along with it, Ralph tries to convince her to drop out of competition. When she won't listen, Ralph feels forced to destroy her car and ends up devastating her. Only later does Ralph realize that King Candy [[spoiler:is lying through his teeth. He doesn't care for Vanellope's safety one bit, [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he only prevents her from racing to prevent the others from finding out that she's the real ruler, not him]]]].
15th Mar '17 12:39:17 PM DrNoPuma
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* Subverted in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', when King Candy tells Ralph that Vanellope becoming a racer could lead to the game world being destroyed and Vanellope dying along with it, Ralph tries to convince her to drop out of competition. When she won't listen, Ralph feels forced to destroy her car and ends up devastating her. Only later does Ralph realize that King Candy [[spoiler:is lying through his teeth. He doesn't care fpr Vanellope's safety one bit, [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he only prevents her from racing to prevent the others from finding out that she's the real ruler, not him]]]].

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* Subverted in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', when King Candy tells Ralph that Vanellope becoming a racer could lead to the game world being destroyed and Vanellope dying along with it, Ralph tries to convince her to drop out of competition. When she won't listen, Ralph feels forced to destroy her car and ends up devastating her. Only later does Ralph realize that King Candy [[spoiler:is lying through his teeth. He doesn't care fpr for Vanellope's safety one bit, [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he only prevents her from racing to prevent the others from finding out that she's the real ruler, not him]]]].
15th Mar '17 12:38:12 PM DrNoPuma
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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', when King Candy tells Ralph that Vanellope becoming a racer could lead to the game world being destroyed and Vanellope dying along with it, Ralph tries to convince her to drop out of competition. When she won't listen, Ralph feels forced to destroy her car and ends up devastating her. Only later, Ralph realizes that King Candy [[spoiler:is lying through his teeth]].

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* In Subverted in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', when King Candy tells Ralph that Vanellope becoming a racer could lead to the game world being destroyed and Vanellope dying along with it, Ralph tries to convince her to drop out of competition. When she won't listen, Ralph feels forced to destroy her car and ends up devastating her. Only later, later does Ralph realizes realize that King Candy [[spoiler:is lying through his teeth]].teeth. He doesn't care fpr Vanellope's safety one bit, [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he only prevents her from racing to prevent the others from finding out that she's the real ruler, not him]]]].
16th Feb '17 9:34:58 PM Chariset
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** Miles Edgeworth, post-HeelFaceTurn, pursues the truth even when revealing it might ''devastate'' another person. Case in point, he pushes Athena Cykes almost to a mental breakdown by forcing her to realize the possibility that she killed her own mother -- but it's all to spare an innocent man who confessed to the crime and nearly got executed for it. In addition, the ''real'' killer was exposed only because he forced Athena to relive some memories that she had repressed until that moment.

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** Miles Edgeworth, post-HeelFaceTurn, pursues wants to reveal the truth even when revealing it might ''devastate'' another person. truth, no matter how awful, in order to separate the truly innocent from the truly guilty. Case in point, he pushes forces Athena Cykes almost to a mental breakdown by forcing her to realize the possibility that she might have killed her own mother -- pushing her to the edge of a breakdown in the process -- but it's all to spare an innocent man who confessed to the crime and nearly got was about to be executed for it. In addition, the ''real'' actual killer was exposed only because he forced Athena to relive some memories that she had repressed until that moment.
15th Feb '17 10:02:10 AM Kingler
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* One episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' sees the doctor make a new, cloying friend named Bob, who's in a wheelchair. When Frasier finally breaks it off, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech listing all the things he hates about Bob]], the man is crushed. A remorseful Frasier then [[BlatantLies pretends that he actually hates Bob for being crippled]] to restore his confidence. Unfortunately, nearby people overhear this and chew Frasier out as he futilely tries to explain himself.
24th Jan '17 5:23:44 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Asuka's future self was trying to convince her younger counterpart that she and Shinji should to take Daniel's offer up to help them, but her younger self still hesitated, so Older Asuka resorted to give her a low blow:

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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Asuka's [[MyFutureSelfAndMe future self self]] was trying to convince her younger counterpart that she and Shinji should to take up Daniel's offer up to help them, but her younger self still hesitated, so Older Asuka resorted to give giving her a low blow:
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