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* 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.\\
'''Misato:''' Shinji's a doormat.\\
'''Asuka:''' Isn't that my line?\\
'''Misato:''' He is! He's helpful and earnest and very nice, but he wouldn't know assertiveness if it walked up and bit him. And it's so frustrating! He stands up to you all the time, I see it, but with everyone else he's a passive little mouse.\\
'''Asuka:''' That's true. He doesn't like it when I yell at him, and he's learned that being assertive around me means I'll be nicer to him. But the rest of you are too polite to criticize him, so he doesn't feel the need to change. Typical Japanese.\\
'''Misato:''' How delightfully racist of you.\\
'''Asuka:''' It's true. You only ever called him out when it came to his piloting; apart from that you let him do whatever he wanted, which was usually nothing at all. What did you expect?
11th Sep '16 8:52:54 PM PaulA
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* "Kingsmeat": An OrsonScottCard short story featuring an alien species that conquers planets with human populations and devours all inhabitants. On one such planet one of the intended victims offers to cut off parts of selected humans and cook them for the aliens' meals, leaving him dishonored and loathed among his fellow humans. However, this offer prevents the aliens from actually killing the entire population, so, in effect, the dishonored man saved his planet.

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* "Kingsmeat": "Kingsmeat" by Creator/OrsonScottCard, collected in ''Literature/MapsInAMirror'': An OrsonScottCard short story featuring an alien species that conquers planets with human populations and devours all inhabitants. On one such planet one of the intended victims offers to cut off parts of selected humans and cook them for the aliens' meals, leaving him dishonored and loathed among his fellow humans. However, this offer prevents the aliens from actually killing the entire population, so, in effect, the dishonored man saved his planet.
9th Sep '16 4:11:59 AM rafi
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', during Eren's trial, Levi proceeds to brutally beat him as a demonstration that Eren could be controlled. Levi beats up Eren so badly that even those who was previously called for Eren's execution or dissection looked uncomfortable and felt Levi was going too far. [[spoiler:It was all an act to ''protect'' Eren. Commander Erwin uses this to convince the judge to let Eren join the Survey Corps and utilize his Titan abilities to help humanity reclaim Wall Maria. Eren recognizes this and doesn't hold a grudge against Levi for doing what he did.]]



* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', when Aogiri storms Anteiku to kidnap Kaneki, Ayato swiftly takes Touka out before she can resist, and disdainfully declares that she's of no use to them. Then when Touka infiltrates Aogiri to rescue Kaneki, Ayato confronts her and once again overpowers her, going as far as to devour her kagune. Later, Kaneki realises that Ayato has been trying to protect Touka the whole time by hurting her just enough to keep her out of the real fight. It is implied that Ayato was angry at her for attending school because he thought Touka was putting herself in unnecessary danger by getting close to humans, and the reason he left Anteiku to join Aogiri was because he wanted to become stronger, believing he wouldn't be able to protect her if he was weak.
** Although initially denying caring for Touka, he's shown watching over her. He also starts using a rabbit mask when he kills, convincing the CCG that he is the Rabbit ghoul who killed two CCG investigators, successfully diverting attention away from Touka, who was the actual killer.



* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': In episode 23 Kouji was looking after [[ActionGirl Sayaka's]] [[BrattyHalfPint cousin]] Yuri, a [[IllGirl disabled girl]] that refused to undergo physical therapy to rehabilitate her legs because [[ParentalNeglect no one did pay attention to her when she was healthy.]] During one scene, sick of trying kindly to talk her into training her muscles, he picked her and forced her to stand up. Yuri claimed that he was being "mean" to her.
* Koon's tactic in ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' of keeping the team around Baam. [[spoiler: At a critical point, he rescinded his loyalty to Baam. The more honorable team members stuck to Baam to be the exact opposite of Koon. It worked, just as Koon wanted it to.]]

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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': In episode 23 Kouji was looking ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'': Ian keeps the [[EmbarrassingOldPhoto photos his father took after [[ActionGirl Sayaka's]] [[BrattyHalfPint cousin]] Yuri, a [[IllGirl disabled girl]] physically and sexually abusing]] his stepbrother Jeremy in case anyone found out Jeremy [[VehicularSabotage messed with the brakes]] on his step-father's car, which led to his death. When Jeremy accidentally finds them he [[FreakOut doesn't react well]], shouting that refused to undergo physical therapy to rehabilitate her legs because [[ParentalNeglect no one did pay attention to her when she [[FateWorseThanDeath he will kill himself if anyone else finds out what was healthy.]] During one scene, sick of trying kindly done to talk her into training her muscles, he picked her and forced her to stand up. Yuri claimed that he was being "mean" to her.
* Koon's tactic in ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' of keeping the team around Baam. [[spoiler: At a critical point, he rescinded his loyalty to Baam. The more honorable team members stuck to Baam to be the exact opposite of Koon. It worked, just as Koon wanted it to.]]
him]].



* Lyle Delandy ([[spoiler:the second Lockon Stratos]]) in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', upon finding out that Feldt was attracted to his [[spoiler:deceased]] twin brother (and was therefore showing signs of being attracted to him), acts shallow and callous towards her, causing her to slap him and run off. However, he did this so that she would not misplace her feelings for his brother onto him, and because he hates being continuously compared to his brother.

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* Lyle Delandy ([[spoiler:the second Lockon Stratos]]) In the ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Overload'' manga, Sousuke agrees to help Kaname get into shape for swimsuit season...and puts her in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', upon finding out a [[PoweredArmor Bonta-kun]] suit that Feldt was attracted to his [[spoiler:deceased]] twin brother (and was therefore showing signs of being attracted to him), acts shallow and callous towards her, causing forces her to slap him and run off. However, he did this so exercise until the point of exhaustion. Sousuke eventually reveals that she would not misplace he was trying to teach Kaname to excercise in moderation, since her feelings for his brother onto him, and because original fitness regimen (before he hates being continuously compared offered to his brother.help) was dangerously unhealthy, including outright skipping meals.



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the people of Nami's hometown knew that Nami was working for the Arlong Pirates for their sake. After an initial reaction of genuine anger, followed by questioning Nojiko (the one person Nami told about her plan to free the village), they pretended to be ignorant of her motives and acted like they hated her so she wouldn't feel obligated to keep working for Arlong.
** [[spoiler:When Bartholomew Kuma separates the Straw Hats from each other and sends them flying to different islands. Superficially this seems like a very cruel thing to do, but he actually (and intentionally) saved their lives. They were in a situation they were very unlikely to escape alive, and even if they somehow did, they weren't ready for the New World yet. Kuma not only helped them escape, but by the time they reunited (two years later), they were MUCH stronger and thus more likely to be able to make it in the New World.]]
** Sanji dreamed of going to the Grand Line, but refused to leave the Baratie because he felt he owed too much to Zeff. So Zeff and the other chefs on the Baratie insulted Sanji's cooking to goad him into accepting Luffy's offer to join his crew.
** Donflamingo's brother Corazon is introduced in a flashback as a ChildHater, for example throwing a preteen Trafalgar Law out a window. It turns out he's awful to the kids who join the crew in an attempt to make them ''leave'' since he doesn't want kids working for his evil, manipulative brother.
* In ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'', the teachers can sometimes act like this, and it's justified given the rather unpleasant nature of the profession for which the students are training.
** Kakashi sets up a bell test that only two people can (theoretically) graduate from, which would split up a three-person genin team for certain, and when the would-be genin fail he threatens to starve one of them. [[spoiler: To pass the test, the remaining two are supposed to feed the starving would-be genin, and then stand up to Kakashi when he starts screaming at them in mock anger for it. This teaches the genin that there are some things in life that are more important than the rules, a lesson they would not have learned in school.]]
** Also, Ibiki's test is another example of this. He sets up a Chunin Exam in which you have to answer ten questions, but if you ''or even one of your teammates'' gets caught cheating 5 times, ''your entire team fails''. The questions are brutally hard, as well, and when Ibiki threatens to give one last question, he gives you the option of either backing out and thus keeping a chance to retake the exam next year, or answering the question, possibly failing, ''and never again be able to advance in rank!'' [[spoiler: Turns out there is no last question, it's just meant to test the students' resolve. Which is also cruel to be kind, because if students don't learn how to sacrifice absolutely everything for the sake of the mission, or go on a dangerous mission without knowing what's in store for them if they students put their own futures ahead of the well-being of their teams or their villages, then they are useless as the hired hands and protectors that ninjas are meant to be.]]
* In episode 2 of ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha'' after finding two runaway girls, the Head Maid tells the Demon King and Hero that she always reported runaway serfs in the past. The Demon King orders her to feed them and clothe them anyway. Later the Head Maid tells the girls that she despises insects. The Hero thinks she's being incredibly cruel to them, but after a few dialogue exchanges, he begins to see that the Head Maid is actually trying to help them, and hires them to be live-in maids to help around the mansion.



* ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'': Ian keeps the [[EmbarrassingOldPhoto photos his father took after physically and sexually abusing]] his stepbrother Jeremy in case anyone found out Jeremy [[VehicularSabotage messed with the brakes]] on his step-father's car, which led to his death. When Jeremy accidentally finds them he [[FreakOut doesn't react well]], shouting that [[FateWorseThanDeath he will kill himself if anyone else finds out what was done to him]].
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', during Eren's trial, Levi proceeds to brutally beat him as a demonstration that Eren could be controlled. Levi beats up Eren so badly that even those who was previously called for Eren's execution or dissection looked uncomfortable and felt Levi was going too far. [[spoiler:It was all an act to ''protect'' Eren. Commander Erwin uses this to convince the judge to let Eren join the Survey Corps and utilize his Titan abilities to help humanity reclaim Wall Maria. Eren recognizes this and doesn't hold a grudge against Levi for doing what he did.]]

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* ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'': Ian keeps the [[EmbarrassingOldPhoto photos his father took In episode 2 of ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha'' after physically finding two runaway girls, the Head Maid tells the Demon King and sexually abusing]] his stepbrother Jeremy Hero that she always reported runaway serfs in case anyone found the past. The Demon King orders her to feed them and clothe them anyway. Later the Head Maid tells the girls that she despises insects. The Hero thinks she's being incredibly cruel to them, but after a few dialogue exchanges, he begins to see that the Head Maid is actually trying to help them, and hires them to be live-in maids to help around the mansion.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': In episode 23 Kouji was looking after [[ActionGirl Sayaka's]] [[BrattyHalfPint cousin]] Yuri, a [[IllGirl disabled girl]] that refused to undergo physical therapy to rehabilitate her legs because [[ParentalNeglect no one did pay attention to her when she was healthy.]] During one scene, sick of trying kindly to talk her into training her muscles, he picked her and forced her to stand up. Yuri claimed that he was being "mean" to her.
* Lyle Delandy ([[spoiler:the second Lockon Stratos]]) in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', upon finding
out Jeremy [[VehicularSabotage messed with the brakes]] on his step-father's car, which led that Feldt was attracted to his death. When Jeremy accidentally finds [[spoiler:deceased]] twin brother (and was therefore showing signs of being attracted to him), acts shallow and callous towards her, causing her to slap him and run off. However, he did this so that she would not misplace her feelings for his brother onto him, and because he hates being continuously compared to his brother.
* In ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'', the teachers can sometimes act like this, and it's justified given the rather unpleasant nature of the profession for which the students are training.
** Kakashi sets up a bell test that only two people can (theoretically) graduate from, which would split up a three-person genin team for certain, and when the would-be genin fail he threatens to starve one of them. [[spoiler: To pass the test, the remaining two are supposed to feed the starving would-be genin, and then stand up to Kakashi when he starts screaming at
them in mock anger for it. This teaches the genin that there are some things in life that are more important than the rules, a lesson they would not have learned in school.]]
** Also, Ibiki's test is another example of this. He sets up a Chunin Exam in which you have to answer ten questions, but if you ''or even one of your teammates'' gets caught cheating 5 times, ''your entire team fails''. The questions are brutally hard, as well, and when Ibiki threatens to give one last question,
he [[FreakOut gives you the option of either backing out and thus keeping a chance to retake the exam next year, or answering the question, possibly failing, ''and never again be able to advance in rank!'' [[spoiler: Turns out there is no last question, it's just meant to test the students' resolve. Which is also cruel to be kind, because if students don't learn how to sacrifice absolutely everything for the sake of the mission, or go on a dangerous mission without knowing what's in store for them if they students put their own futures ahead of the well-being of their teams or their villages, then they are useless as the hired hands and protectors that ninjas are meant to be.]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'',:
** The people of Nami's hometown knew that Nami was working for the Arlong Pirates for their sake. After an initial reaction of genuine anger, followed by questioning Nojiko (the one person Nami told about her plan to free the village), they pretended to be ignorant of her motives and acted like they hated her so she wouldn't feel obligated to keep working for Arlong.
** [[spoiler:When Bartholomew Kuma separates the Straw Hats from each other and sends them flying to different islands. Superficially this seems like a very cruel thing to do, but he actually (and intentionally) saved their lives. They were in a situation they were very unlikely to escape alive, and even if they somehow did, they weren't ready for the New World yet. Kuma not only helped them escape, but by the time they reunited (two years later), they were MUCH stronger and thus more likely to be able to make it in the New World.]]
** Sanji dreamed of going to the Grand Line, but refused to leave the Baratie because he felt he owed too much to Zeff. So Zeff and the other chefs on the Baratie insulted Sanji's cooking to goad him into accepting Luffy's offer to join his crew.
** Donflamingo's brother Corazon is introduced in a flashback as a ChildHater, for example throwing a preteen Trafalgar Law out a window. It turns out he's awful to the kids who join the crew in an attempt to make them ''leave'' since he
doesn't react well]], shouting that [[FateWorseThanDeath he will kill himself if anyone else finds out what was done to him]].
want kids working for his evil, manipulative brother.
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', during Eren's trial, Levi proceeds to brutally beat him as a demonstration that Eren could be controlled. Levi beats up Eren so badly that even those who was previously called for Eren's execution or dissection looked uncomfortable and felt Levi was going too far. [[spoiler:It was all an act to ''protect'' Eren. Commander Erwin uses ''LightNovel/SeikenTsukaiNoWorldBreak'', Urushibara does this to convince the judge to let Eren join the Survey Corps and utilize his Titan abilities to help humanity reclaim Wall Maria. Eren recognizes this snap Satsuki out of her HeroicBSOD after she loses a practice match and doesn't hold gets humiliated in it. First she steals the fries on Satsuki's plate, claiming they'd go to waste when she says she's not hungry. Then she teases Moroha a grudge against Levi bit in front of her. Though Moroha found her methods crude, he thanks Urushibara for doing what he did.]]helping Satsuki out of her slump.



* In the ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Overload'' manga, Sousuke agrees to help Kaname get into shape for swimsuit season...and puts her in a [[PoweredArmor Bonta-kun]] suit that forces her to exercise until the point of exhaustion. Sousuke eventually reveals that he was trying to teach Kaname to excercise in moderation, since her original fitness regimen (before he offered to help) was dangerously unhealthy, including outright skipping meals.
* In ''LightNovel/SeikenTsukaiNoWorldBreak'', Urushibara does this to help snap Satsuki out of her HeroicBSOD after she loses a practice match and gets humiliated in it. First she steals the fries on Satsuki's plate, claiming they'd go to waste when she says she's not hungry. Then she teases Moroha a bit in front of her. Though Moroha found her methods crude, he thanks Urushibara for helping Satsuki out of her slump.



* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', when Aogiri storms Anteiku to kidnap Kaneki, Ayato swiftly takes Touka out before she can resist, and disdainfully declares that she's of no use to them. Then when Touka infiltrates Aogiri to rescue Kaneki, Ayato confronts her and once again overpowers her, going as far as to devour her kagune. Later, Kaneki realises that Ayato has been trying to protect Touka the whole time by hurting her just enough to keep her out of the real fight. It is implied that Ayato was angry at her for attending school because he thought Touka was putting herself in unnecessary danger by getting close to humans, and the reason he left Anteiku to join Aogiri was because he wanted to become stronger, believing he wouldn't be able to protect her if he was weak.
** Although initially denying caring for Touka, he's shown watching over her. He also starts using a rabbit mask when he kills, convincing the CCG that he is the Rabbit ghoul who killed two CCG investigators, successfully diverting attention away from Touka, who was the actual killer.
* Koon's tactic in ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' of keeping the team around Baam. [[spoiler: At a critical point, he rescinded his loyalty to Baam. The more honorable team members stuck to Baam to be the exact opposite of Koon. It worked, just as Koon wanted it to.]]



* In ''[[WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy Ed Edd n' Eddy's]]'' Valentine's Day episode, Double D and May Kanker end up becoming SickeninglySweethearts due to a pair of cupids (played by Jimmy and Sarah) causing havoc. They spend the entire episode calling each other affectionate pet names, having HeldGaze sessions and generally seem really happy. When Ed and Eddy and Lee and Marie find out they're a couple, they decide to separate them, despite protests from the couple themselves. Even after Rolf "cures" everyone from the cupids, it's implied there are still some lingering feelings between them.



* In ''[[WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy Ed Edd n' Eddy's]]'' Valentine's Day episode, Double D and May Kanker end up becoming SickeninglySweethearts due to a pair of cupids (played by Jimmy and Sarah) causing havoc. They spend the entire episode calling each other affectionate pet names, having HeldGaze sessions and generally seem really happy. When Ed and Eddy and Lee and Marie find out they're a couple, they decide to separate them, despite protests from the couple themselves. Even after Rolf "cures" everyone from the cupids, it's implied there are still some lingering feelings between them.
21st Aug '16 10:34:00 AM Monolaf317
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightJusticeForAll'', Moe the Clown brings in [[spoiler:Regina]] to show the pain that [[spoiler:her naive]] behavior was causing to [[spoiler:Acro]] because it was the only way he thought he could. Thankfully, despite (or possibly because) of the resulting mental breakdown, the plan works.

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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightJusticeForAll'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'', Moe the Clown brings in [[spoiler:Regina]] to show the pain that [[spoiler:her naive]] behavior was causing to [[spoiler:Acro]] because it was the only way he thought he could. Thankfully, despite (or possibly because) of the resulting mental breakdown, the plan works.
21st Aug '16 10:33:39 AM Monolaf317
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* In ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' Justice for All, Moe the Clown brings in [[spoiler:Regina]] to show the pain that [[spoiler:her naive]] behavior was causing to [[spoiler:Acro]] because it was the only way he thought he could. Thankfully, despite (or possibly because) of the resulting mental breakdown, the plan works.

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* In ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' Justice for All, ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightJusticeForAll'', Moe the Clown brings in [[spoiler:Regina]] to show the pain that [[spoiler:her naive]] behavior was causing to [[spoiler:Acro]] because it was the only way he thought he could. Thankfully, despite (or possibly because) of the resulting mental breakdown, the plan works.
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* In the visual novel ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', [[spoiler: Kyouko Kirigiri sometimes acts like this. She sometimes jerks Naegi around and doesn't tell him what she's up to...so that Monobear can be thrown off the scent and Kyouko and Naegi can separately discover secrets they badly need to uncover. In chapter 5's trial, Kirigiri ''tries to throw the blame onto Naegi for murder!!!'' But...it was ultimately for Naegi's own good; Kirigiri couldn't afford for herself to be executed since she still needed to discover the school's secrets, or else none of the students, including Naegi himself, would ever be able to leave the school. However, Kirigiri acknowledges that this particular cruelty ''didn't'' turn out kind, since she didn't expect Monobear to actually execute Naegi, although coincidentally Alter Ego saves Naegi from execution anyway.]]



* During ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' Yuuya is actually pretty gentle about trying to help Ryouta through his angst, but he does interrupt and cut through one of the younger dove's self-pity spirals.
--> Feel like writing me off as a heartless bastard yet? But ignoring me won’t change anything.
* In ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', this turns out to underpin a great proportion of a certain main character's actions through the game. [[spoiler:That is, Kyousuke was deliberately controlling the events of the dream world so as to push Riki and Rin into becoming stronger and realising what they were capable of, so they wouldn't give up once they're left on their own.]] Another character also claims this as their motivation, but that situation turns out to be a lot more complicated: [[spoiler:Kanata ''did'' hurt Haruka because her family told her they'd hurt her even worse otherwise, but she also did it at least partially because they also told her Kanata would take Haruka's place as the outcast if she didn't. That she'd been conditioned into acting that way since birth probably also played a part.]]
* In ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' Justice for All, Moe the Clown brings in [[spoiler:Regina]] to show the pain that [[spoiler:her naive]] behavior was causing to [[spoiler:Acro]] because it was the only way he thought he could. Thankfully, despite (or possibly because) of the resulting mental breakdown, the plan works.



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* The Roak Orcs of ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' have a tradition where a young orc's most prized possession is taken away from them. This teaches the orc to accept loss as a part of life rather than allowing the loss to define their life. [[spoiler:The Orc explaining this then tears off Duv's remaining wing, which has been the focus of her obsession]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': [[SociopathicHero Belkar]] gives Roy a scathing TheReasonYouSuckSpeech when the latter nearly [[DespairEventHorizon gives up completely]] following [[spoiler: Durkon being turned into a vampire]]... which has the expected reaction of motivating Roy to keep going.

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* The Roak Orcs of ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' have a tradition where a young orc's most prized possession is taken away from them. This teaches In ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' Justice for All, Moe the orc Clown brings in [[spoiler:Regina]] to accept loss as a part of life rather than allowing show the loss pain that [[spoiler:her naive]] behavior was causing to define their life. [[spoiler:The Orc explaining this then tears off Duv's remaining wing, which has been [[spoiler:Acro]] because it was the focus only way he thought he could. Thankfully, despite (or possibly because) of her obsession]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': [[SociopathicHero Belkar]] gives Roy a scathing TheReasonYouSuckSpeech when
the latter nearly [[DespairEventHorizon gives up completely]] following resulting mental breakdown, the plan works.
* In the visual novel ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'',
[[spoiler: Durkon being turned Kyouko Kirigiri sometimes acts like this. She sometimes jerks Naegi around and doesn't tell him what she's up to...so that Monobear can be thrown off the scent and Kyouko and Naegi can separately discover secrets they badly need to uncover. In chapter 5's trial, Kirigiri ''tries to throw the blame onto Naegi for murder!!!'' But...it was ultimately for Naegi's own good; Kirigiri couldn't afford for herself to be executed since she still needed to discover the school's secrets, or else none of the students, including Naegi himself, would ever be able to leave the school. However, Kirigiri acknowledges that this particular cruelty ''didn't'' turn out kind, since she didn't expect Monobear to actually execute Naegi, although coincidentally Alter Ego saves Naegi from execution anyway.]]
* During ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' Yuuya is actually pretty gentle about trying to help Ryouta through his angst, but he does interrupt and cut through one of the younger dove's self-pity spirals.
--> Feel like writing me off as a heartless bastard yet? But ignoring me won’t change anything.
* In ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', this turns out to underpin a great proportion of a certain main character's actions through the game. [[spoiler:That is, Kyousuke was deliberately controlling the events of the dream world so as to push Riki and Rin
into becoming stronger and realising what they were capable of, so they wouldn't give up once they're left on their own.]] Another character also claims this as their motivation, but that situation turns out to be a vampire]]... which has lot more complicated: [[spoiler:Kanata ''did'' hurt Haruka because her family told her they'd hurt her even worse otherwise, but she also did it at least partially because they also told her Kanata would take Haruka's place as the expected reaction of motivating Roy to keep going.outcast if she didn't. That she'd been conditioned into acting that way since birth probably also played a part.]]


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* The Roak Orcs of ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' have a tradition where a young orc's most prized possession is taken away from them. This teaches the orc to accept loss as a part of life rather than allowing the loss to define their life. [[spoiler:The Orc explaining this then tears off Duv's remaining wing, which has been the focus of her obsession]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': [[SociopathicHero Belkar]] gives Roy a scathing TheReasonYouSuckSpeech when the latter nearly [[DespairEventHorizon gives up completely]] following [[spoiler: Durkon being turned into a vampire]]... which has the expected reaction of motivating Roy to keep going.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'', after Charming finally corners Shrek and Artie, the former admits that he was the original heir to the throne, all the while, [[KickTheDog berating Artie and calling him a pawn and a loser]]. Artie is understandably pissed, but Donkey explains that Charming would have killed Artie right then and there had Shrek not made him look so pitiful.
6th Aug '16 1:07:28 PM KrspaceT
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724053/1/Code-Geass-The-Prepared-Rebellion-V2 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion]]'', Zero consistently allows Kallen to vent her spleen to Tamaki regarding his mistakes. This is because he has to be broken of his bad habits if he wants to survive the rebellion against Britannia.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724053/1/Code-Geass-The-Prepared-Rebellion-V2 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion]]'', Zero consistently allows Kallen to vent her spleen issues to Tamaki regarding his mistakes. This is because he has to be broken of his bad habits if he wants to survive the rebellion against Britannia.
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724053/1/Code-Geass-The-Prepared-Rebellion-V2 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion]]'', Zero consistently allows Kallen to vent her spleen to Tamaki regarding his mistakes. This is because he has to be broken of his bad habits if he wants to survive the rebellion against Britannia.



* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Mother Gothel continually humiliates and belittles Rapunzel, and when she doesn't claim to be teasing, she claims to be this trope.

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* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Mother Gothel continually humiliates and belittles Rapunzel, and when she doesn't claim to be teasing, [[JustJokingJustification teasing]], she claims to be this trope.
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* In "The Proteus Saga" from ''The ComicBook/UncannyXMen'', Proteus' ability to shape reality puts a great deal of fear into Wolverine. So much so, that Cyclops pushes him into a killing rage to prevent him from being permanently gunshy.

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* In "The Proteus Saga" from ''The ComicBook/UncannyXMen'', Proteus' ability to shape reality puts a great deal of fear into Wolverine. So much so, that Cyclops ''Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}'' pushes him into a killing rage to prevent him from being permanently gunshy.
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