History Main / CruelToBeKind

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:
21st Jan '17 5:13:38 PM ZimFan89
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* ''FanFic/AShadowOfTheTitans'': At one point, an [[OvernightAgeUp aged-up]] Jade is [[CantHoldHisLiquor drunkenly]] wailing on a karaoke mic, and Jinx knocks her out with a baseball bat. But only because the alternative is that the annoyed bar patrons were going to ask [[AxCrazy Gadjo]] to do it.
20th Jan '17 11:53:51 AM creader
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''

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** After Aizen kidnaps Orihime, Ichigo does this to Tatsuki by saying that his spiritual activities did not concern her and telling her, Keigo and Mizuiro to no longer associate with him. Urahara later mentions it was very naïve of Ichigo to think coldness could stop his friends from caring about him or the situation Orihime(who happens to be Tatsuki's best friend) was in.

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** After Aizen kidnaps Orihime, Ichigo does this to Tatsuki by saying that his spiritual activities did not concern her and telling her, Keigo and Mizuiro to no longer associate with him. Urahara later mentions it was very naïve of Ichigo to think coldness could stop his friends from caring about him or the situation Orihime(who Orihime (who happens to be Tatsuki's best friend) was in.



* ''Manga/OnePiece'',:

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15th Jan '17 11:03:01 PM Argon2
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* In ''Literature/LordsOfTheUnderworld'', Ashlyn sees Maddox being stabbed by his friends and thinks that there can be [[MoralEventHorizon "no reason good enough"]] for what the attackers. In one respect, that's true, [[UnreliableNarrator but Ashlyn doesn't know]] about the curse Maddox is under: a curse that will compel Maddox to stab ''himself'' if no one else is willing to do it, so he dies and comes back to life each day. His friends were taking the [[MercyKill fastest]] and kindest option they could.



* 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.]]
24th Dec '16 3:04:04 AM Buck
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* There is a Gaelic proverb saying "A cat in mittens won't catch mice" which means that being careful and polite won't always be the most effective method.
23rd Dec '16 3:40:55 AM MoPete
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episode "The Sidekick", after Tails nearly dies in a plane crash during a battle with Eggman, Sonic fires him from his sidekick role in an effort to protect Tails from further harm. It doesn't quite work out.
--> '''Sonic:''' Tails... I didn't really want to fire you. I was just trying to protect you.\\
'''Tails:''' How? By putting me in more danger?\\
'''Sonic:''' [[DidntThinkThisThrough The plan had holes!]]
10th Dec '16 7:32:18 AM TopHatShark
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** "Tanks for the Memories" also covers this one. Rainbow Dash spends most of the episode in denial that Tank (her pet tortoise) needs to hibernate for the winter and trying to find ways to keep him around. Finally, Fluttershy bluntly confronts her over it and tells her hat she ''can't'' keep him around. Rainbow Dash [[InelegantBlubbering breaks down in tears]], but it's ultimately what helps her work through the issue rather than trying to avoid it.

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** "Tanks for the Memories" also covers this one. Rainbow Dash spends most of the episode in denial that Tank (her pet tortoise) needs to hibernate for the winter and trying to find ways to keep him around. Finally, Fluttershy bluntly confronts her over it and tells her hat that she ''can't'' keep him around. Rainbow Dash [[InelegantBlubbering breaks down in tears]], but it's ultimately what helps her work through the issue rather than trying to avoid it.
9th Dec '16 9:27:58 PM TopHatShark
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** Subverted during the season 2 finale, where Twilight spends several times accusing Cadence (who is to become her brother's wife) of being an imposter because her personality was uncharacteristic of the babysitter she knew as a baby foal. Not only does this cause her friends frustration at her actions, even Celestia becomes disappointed in her when her last accusation sends Cadence to tears, prompting her own brother, Shining Armor, to tell her off for hurting Cadence's feelings. Now this would have seemed like it was all in Twilight's head, that the people you know will not always remain the way you want them and that a harsh scolding from her brother was needed to bring her out of it. Except Twilight is absolutely correct! the Cadence she was suspicious off actually was a Changeling imposter who imprisoned the real Cadence under the caves and took her form so she could feed on Shining Armor's love and use the wedding to distract them from being taken over by her Changeling minions.

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** Subverted during the season 2 finale, where Twilight spends several times accusing Cadence (who is to become her brother's wife) of being an imposter because her personality was uncharacteristic of the babysitter she knew as a baby foal. Not only does this cause her friends frustration at her actions, even Celestia becomes disappointed in her when her last accusation sends Cadence to tears, prompting her own brother, Shining Armor, to tell her off for hurting Cadence's feelings. Now this would have seemed like it was all in Twilight's head, that the people you know will not always remain the way you want them and that a harsh scolding from her brother was needed to bring her out of it. Except Twilight is absolutely correct! the The Cadence she was suspicious off actually was a Changeling imposter who imprisoned the real Cadence under the caves and took her form so she could feed on Shining Armor's love and use the wedding to distract them from being taken over by her Changeling minions.
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