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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.
21st Aug '16 10:32:32 AM Monolaf317
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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 wonít 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 wonít 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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12th Aug '16 11:31:07 AM redandready45
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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.
6th Aug '16 8:04:09 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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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.
19th Jul '16 5:36:32 AM Tron80
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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.
19th Jul '16 5:33:09 AM Tron80
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* In the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' arc, [[Franchise/GreenLantern Guy Gardner]] kicked Supergirl out of the Red Lanterns because he thought [[BigBad Atrocitus]] would kill them all and Kara didnít deserve that.
16th Jun '16 11:09:09 AM Adeon
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* Inverted by [[EvilOldFolks The Matron]] in ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'' one of her [[StopPokingMe command responses]] is "You have to be cruel to be... cruel".
15th Jun '16 8:52:35 AM Argon2
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* Subverted by the ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalur'' Temple questline. There's a beggar guy ranting to everyone else in the slums about how society has failed them and there's no hope of changing their situation. He ''thinks'' he's being brutally honest, but the questgiver points out that he's encouraging the peasants to resign themselves to living in squalor and to resent other classes solely because they were born into better circumstances. This ties in with the game's overarching aesop of 'yes, life sucks- but it doesn't have to forever, so get up and do something'.
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