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17th Oct '17 8:11:43 PM TheSinful
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* Partially due to a spell, but Hinata in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12286952/33/And-Yet-Again-Still-Even-More-Fragments ADD Hyper]]'' decides to act on a bit of advice from Kurenai that not fighting her family at full strength is harmful to them by making them think they're stronger than they are. As a result, Hinata decides to "beat the weakness" out of her entire clan to make them stronger.
9th Oct '17 3:10:37 PM MeekPartridge
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9th Oct '17 2:30:55 PM MeekPartridge
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* In Podcast/TheAdventureZone, Lucrecia's decision to [[spoiler: use the voidfish to wipe the memories of her crew]] is a perfect example of this. She did it because she hated to see the people she loved dealing with the knowledge that [[spoiler: the artifacts they'd made were killing thousands of people]] but in doing so she [[spoiler: caused the seven birds to lose all knowledge of the people they had helped and deep personal connections they had forged, forced Taako to forget his twin sister, and left Davenport a shell of who he had been.]]
25th Sep '17 2:05:14 PM Gowan
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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/9083374?view_full_work=true this]] ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'' fanfic, Cala is given a magical date-rape drug that compels him to return to his abusive ex. As no cure can be found, Beshelar decides to lock him in his room until the effect fades. He explicitly says that he is being kind when Cala accuses him of cruelty.
18th Sep '17 11:52:54 AM AndyLA
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* This is ultimately revealed to be the reason why [[spoiler:Gendo [[WellDoneSonGuy treats Shinji the way he does]]]] in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. [[spoiler:He didn't want to lose his son like he lost Yui before, so he decided to become emotionally detached from him in the hopes Shinji wouldn't get involved with the battle to prevent the Third Impact. When this didn't work, and Rei proved ineffective in controlling the EVA-01 despite having matching genetic material, he was forced to bring Shinji in, and even though he saw for himself the results of his parenting methods (a depressive, borderline-suicidal kid), he didn't change, as he hoped to drive Shinji away again. Gendo only came clean about this when SEELE raided the NERV Geofront in order to shut it down and Shinji was already in too deep into the fate of the world to turn back.]]
9th Sep '17 3:46:11 PM nombretomado
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* Series/{{Chuck}}: [[TheAce Bryce Larkin]], Chuck's best friend and roommate, framed Chuck for cheating and got him kicked out of Stanford to protect him from being forced into the spy life, where Bryce knew he wouldn't survive.

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* Series/{{Chuck}}: ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': [[TheAce Bryce Larkin]], Chuck's best friend and roommate, framed Chuck for cheating and got him kicked out of Stanford to protect him from being forced into the spy life, where Bryce knew he wouldn't survive.



* In AmericanIdol, this was basically Simon Cowell's approach to the many applicants who simply did not have talent enough to succeed as a singer. Telling someone who doesn't have a chance in hell that they don't have a chance in hell ''is'' this trope. It's often the only dose of reality some of them have gotten after years of being told to keep trying by well-meaning friends and family.

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* In AmericanIdol, ''Series/AmericanIdol'', this was basically Simon Cowell's approach to the many applicants who simply did not have talent enough to succeed as a singer. Telling someone who doesn't have a chance in hell that they don't have a chance in hell ''is'' this trope. It's often the only dose of reality some of them have gotten after years of being told to keep trying by well-meaning friends and family.
4th Sep '17 8:00:44 PM AndyLA
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* Discussed in ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', when Mashiro is talking to Takagi about an editor's story that left an impression in him. He tells of a young artist who had sent his drafts to the editor, who proceeded to take a look and dump everything into a paper shredder. This only drove the artist to work harder on his art and, when he got serialized, the editor invited him to dinner and apologized for the earlier treatment, while the artist tearfully thanked him for forcing him to strive harder.
4th Sep '17 7:50:34 PM AndyLA
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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Asuka's [[MyFutureSelfAndMe future self]] was trying to convince her younger counterpart that she and Shinji should take up Daniel's offer to help them, but her younger self still hesitated, so Older Asuka resorted to giving her a low blow:

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* A surprising amount of fanfic examples comes from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' fanfics, so take a seat before you continue:
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''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Asuka's [[MyFutureSelfAndMe future self]] was trying to convince her younger counterpart that she and Shinji should take up Daniel's offer to help them, but her younger self still hesitated, so Older Asuka resorted to giving her a low blow:



* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': When Asuka [[spoiler:attempted suicide]] she believed that she was doing a favor to everybody [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/1770248/091/ by ending their suffering.]]
* In ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'':
** In a chapter set in 2016 Asuka tells Shinji harshly that both Rei and Kaworu made their own choices so he must stop blaming himself for everything.
** Asuka criticizes Shinji constantly because she thinks he will never become assertive otherwise. Misato admits that her female ward has a point.
--->'''Asuka:''' I thought Shinji was your best friend.\\

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* ** ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': When Asuka [[spoiler:attempted suicide]] she believed that she was doing a favor to everybody [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/1770248/091/ by ending their suffering.]]
* ** In ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'':
** *** In a chapter set in 2016 Asuka tells Shinji harshly that both Rei and Kaworu made their own choices so he must stop blaming himself for everything.
** *** Asuka criticizes Shinji constantly because she thinks he will never become assertive otherwise. Misato admits that her female ward has a point.
--->'''Asuka:''' ---->'''Asuka:''' I thought Shinji was your best friend.\\



* ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': Right before the FinalBattle Asuka is so depressed and mind-broken that she would rather die than fight for her life. Not knowing what else to do, Shinji threatens to blow his own brains out, hoping to provoke a reaction of her. It works.
-->'''Shinji''': "Nine bullets. I'm sure there will be plenty enough for you. You're not much of the Shakespeare type, so I don't think you'll use them on yourself. But...if you want to join me, or fight, you'll still have the choice.\\

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* ** ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': Right before the FinalBattle Asuka is so depressed and mind-broken that she would rather die than fight for her life. Not knowing what else to do, Shinji threatens to blow his own brains out, hoping to provoke a reaction of her. It works.
-->'''Shinji''': --->'''Shinji''': "Nine bullets. I'm sure there will be plenty enough for you. You're not much of the Shakespeare type, so I don't think you'll use them on yourself. But...if you want to join me, or fight, you'll still have the choice.\\



* ''FanFic/TheSecondTry'': In chapter six Asuka is angry and depressed and she stubbornly refuses to eat anything [[spoiler:due to her pregnancy.]] Shinji does not know what else to do to reason with her so he resorts to hurting her:
-->'''Shinji''': Why did you lie?\\

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* ** ''FanFic/TheSecondTry'': In chapter six Asuka is angry and depressed and she stubbornly refuses to eat anything [[spoiler:due to her pregnancy.]] Shinji does not know what else to do to reason with her so he resorts to hurting her:
-->'''Shinji''': --->'''Shinji''': Why did you lie?\\



* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': In the noncanonical side-story Shinji meets his counterpart of the original universe. To force his counterpart to know the price of failure and get his act together, Shinji [[spoiler:makes his younger self believing that he is going to behead Asuka.]] When the younger Shinji screams [[BigNo "NO!"]] right before the axe-blow intentionally misses, Shinji suggests him earnestly stopping his self-pity party, growing a spine and fighting to defend [[HeroesWantRedheads Asuka]] and other people he cares about.
* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': In chapter 9, Asuka tries to convince [[spoiler:[[NewMeat Keiko]]]] to quit piloting for her own good, telling her that she isn't pilot material and will likely be torn apart by the enemy. She is harsh because she doesn't know how to be tactful about it, but she’s actually trying to help [[spoiler:Keiko.]]

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* ** ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': In the noncanonical side-story Shinji meets his counterpart of the original universe. To force his counterpart to know the price of failure and get his act together, Shinji [[spoiler:makes his younger self believing that he is going to behead Asuka.]] When the younger Shinji screams [[BigNo "NO!"]] right before the axe-blow intentionally misses, Shinji suggests him earnestly stopping his self-pity party, growing a spine and fighting to defend [[HeroesWantRedheads Asuka]] and other people he cares about.
* ** ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': In chapter 9, Asuka tries to convince [[spoiler:[[NewMeat Keiko]]]] to quit piloting for her own good, telling her that she isn't pilot material and will likely be torn apart by the enemy. She is harsh because she doesn't know how to be tactful about it, but she’s actually trying to help [[spoiler:Keiko.]]
18th Aug '17 3:12:02 PM Taskmaster123
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* In AmericanIdol, this was basically Simon Cowell's approach to the many applicants who simply did not have talent enough to succeed as a singer. Telling someone who doesn't have a chance in hell that they don't have a chance in hell ''is'' this trope. It's often the only dose of reality some of them have gotten after years of being told to keep trying by well-meaning friends and family.



* In AmericanIdol, this was basically Simon Cowell's approach to the many applicants who simply did not have talent enough to succeed as a singer. Telling someone who doesn't have a chance in hell that they don't have a chance in hell ''is'' this trope. It's often the only dose of reality some of them have gotten after years of being told to keep trying by well-meaning friends and family.
18th Aug '17 3:10:52 PM Taskmaster123
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* In AmericanIdol, this was basically Simon Cowell's approach to the many applicants who simply did not have talent enough to succeed as a singer. Telling someone who doesn't have a chance in hell that they don't have a chance in hell ''is'' this trope. It's often the only dose of reality some of them have gotten after years of being told to keep trying by well-meaning friends and family.
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