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19th Apr '18 6:48:18 AM FoominBlue
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* In ''Fanfic/ErasedPotential'', Yoshida-sensei ''thinks'' he's doing Izuku a favor by singling him out during an exercise where he has his students state their plans for the future. In his eyes, Izuku has absolutely no chance of making it into U.A., so it's best to keep humiliating him in front of his peers until he admits that himself, right?
11th Mar '18 8:01:55 AM Wildstar93
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* In ''Literature/WingsOfFire'', Winter's brother [[BigBrotherInstinct Hailstorm]] is shown to care for his little brother, so it comes to a surprise for Winter when Hailstorm derisively calls Winter weak and useless. It's later revealed that Hailstorm did it [[ShooTheShaggyDog protect him from other invading dragons]].

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* In ''Literature/WingsOfFire'', Winter's brother [[BigBrotherInstinct Hailstorm]] is shown to care for his little brother, so it comes to a surprise for Winter when Hailstorm derisively calls Winter weak and useless. useless and that he would be a disgrace in battle. It's later revealed that Hailstorm did it [[ShooTheShaggyDog protect him from other invading dragons]].dragons.
8th Mar '18 8:27:30 PM Gamermaster
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* This is what Ishigami's plan to take down Iino's campaign boils down to in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai''. He wants an overwhelming victory in Shirogane's favor to take her down a peg, so that the blow will be so devastating that all the bullying she had been suffering from before, during, and after the election is turned to pity—that she didn't lose just because she was inept, she lost because her opponent outclassed her in every way.

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* This is what Ishigami's plan to take down Iino's campaign boils down to in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai''.''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar''. He wants an overwhelming victory in Shirogane's favor to take her down a peg, so that the blow will be so devastating that all the bullying she had been suffering from before, during, and after the election is turned to pity—that she didn't lose just because she was inept, she lost because her opponent outclassed her in every way.
7th Mar '18 3:54:48 PM KingLyger
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'', the circumstances of Hollyhock's birth are revealed to have been, in part, because of this from Beatrice Horseman. [[spoiler:Hollyhock's mother, Henrietta, had her medical school bills paid for by Beatrice in exchange for giving up Hollyhock for adoption. Beatrice even refused to let Henrietta hold Hollyhock after she was born to avoid them becoming attached at all so Henrietta wouldn't back out of the deal at the last minute.]] All of this was done to ensure that Henrietta would have a better life than Beatrice, as Beatrice went through the same thing Henrietta did, but made the wrong choice, and doesn't want it to happen to Henrietta.
4th Mar '18 7:45:27 PM Arkhia
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* In ''Concerning Us'' Janine breaks Helen's heart by maintaining the lie that her former fiancé is a [[JackTheRipper serial killer]], when the actual culprit is the elemental possessing him. She does it so Helen won't risk getting involved - the elemental expressed interest in her, and this is the only way to ensure her safety.
20th Feb '18 2:21:01 AM FoxBluereaver
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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', when Iris tries to follow Hunter J's Ship in an attempt to save her family, Ash's Pokédex immediately stops her and bluntly tells her it would be pointless as even if she could track down an invisible flying warship, she'd stand no chance against Hunter J or her equipment and Pokémon, even going as far as commandeering Ash's Charmeleon to beat down her Excadrill to prove its point. While this understandably [[HeroicBSOD shook Iris]], it still ultimately saved her life and allowed her to travel alongside Ash and the others.
15th Feb '18 5:08:39 PM Wildstar93
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* In ''Literature/WingsOfFire'', Winter's brother [[BigBrotherInstinct Hailstorm]] is shown to care for his little brother, so it comes to a surprise for Winter when Hailstorm derisively calls Winter weak and useless. It's later revealed that Hailstorm did it [[ShooTheShaggyDog protect him from other invading dragons]].


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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', Pidge is upset at first that Shiro had attacked her older brother Matt and even acted bloodthirsty. Shiro later tells Pidge that it was a ruse so that Matt (who was chosen to fight in the Galra gladiator arena) would be safe and in the labor camps, and Shiro gets to fight opponents in Matt's place.
14th Feb '18 8:20:42 AM AbsolutelyAverage
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*This is invoked as the basis for why [[HeroAcademy Beacon]] and all the other Hero schools in ''Fanfic/ForgedDestiny'' set such high standards for students, and won't hesitate to send them to the lower [[FantasticCasteSystem Soldier Caste]] should they fail. The academies understand that Remnant is a DeathWorld and that the life of a Hero is both harsh and dangerous. They know that if a person can't make it through the First Quest, or the various school demands, then it's better that they be kicked out now rather than get themselves and others killed later. WordOfGod is that this is why only 5 percent of the entire population are in the Hero Caste, while another 30 percent make up the Soldier Caste, despite there being no differences in the [[RPGMechanicsverse ''Classes'']] that comprise the two. This is seen twice during the Beacon entrance exam:
** Jaune sees a nervous applicant by herself, and tries to comfort and give a few tips, while Blake helps the same applicant by intimidating her to go back to the rest of the group while giving her a story to bond over. Jaune speculates that, between the two of them, Blake helped her more.
** Jaune then has to practice this himself while overseeing the actual examination. He spots the same applicant in the midst of a losing battle, but doesn't interfere so that she could have a chance to prove herself. [[spoiler:His desire to see a younger initiate succeed nearly gets her killed before he's forced to rescue and subsequently fail her.]]
3rd Feb '18 6:14:23 PM Benthelame
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* An episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' features a crazed albeit WellIntentionedExtremist. He kills the parents who he perceives as abusive and unfit to raise children. He kidnaps the children as well believing that he has done both parties a huge favor. His final Targets are a promiscuous mother and her daughter. He ties the mother up and asks the daughter for permission to kill her. At this point the mother starts insulting her child relentlessly and making it seem as though her current boyfriend matters far more but it was all a ploy to get the Unsub to waste his bullets on her and not her daughter. Thankfully the team arrives just in time to save the pair.

** Another Episode has Agent Hotchner feign empathy for the unsub. To really sell it, He kicks Agent Reid several times. After the situation is resolved, Hotchner is repentant and asks Reid if he had hurt him too badly. Reid informs him that he kicks like a nine-year old girl.
30th Jan '18 1:55:39 AM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', Kara vents her frustration and says aloud she just wants to be a normal girl from Argo City. Superman has to remind her it's not an option anymore.
-->'''Supergirl:''' But we don't have to go out there with our dukes up, spoiling for a fight. Do we, Kal?\\
'''Superman:''' No. Most of the time, it comes to us.\\
'''Supergirl:''' Well, it's gonna have to start coming somewhere else before long. I'm tired of this. I wasn't born to be a, a super-heroine. I just wanted to be a normal girl from Argo, and, and get a good job and a good man and settle down...\\
'''Superman:''' (gently) Except, there aren't very many people from Argo left anymore. Are there, Kara?\\
'''Supergirl:''' Oh.\\
'''Dev-Em:''' El, You have got the most peculiar set of proprieties I've ever seen. Why don't you just shove a Daxamite knife through her heart? Or would that be too kind?\\
'''Superman:''' What I'm trying to remind her of is that our powers place us in a certain position. And it's one of obligation. No one on Earth can do what we can, and very often, to protect it and other planets, we are required to do everything we're capable of.
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