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23rd Jun '18 2:31:29 AM Doodler
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* This is the core strategy of the City in ''The Fifth Sacred Thing'', since they know any outright war would annihilate them. The enemy uses SlaveMooks, so they invite them straight into the city, letting them see the freedom, abundance, and equality they could have if they joined the City. Even after they kill protesters and lock down the city, they continue, using psychological warfare to break down the soldiers' programming as well as searching for a cure for the drug that [[FoodChains keeps them reliant on the Stewards]].

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* This is the core strategy of the City in ''The Fifth Sacred Thing'', since they know any outright war would annihilate them. The enemy uses SlaveMooks, so they invite them straight into the city, letting them see the freedom, abundance, and equality they could have if they joined the City.them. Even after they kill protesters and lock down the city, they continue, using psychological warfare to break down the soldiers' programming as well as searching for a cure for the drug that [[FoodChains keeps them reliant on the Stewards]]. [[spoiler:In the end, while they can't free all of them, they get enough to turn and enough to doubt for the enemy army to shatter and be forced to retreat.]]
12th Jun '18 12:44:41 AM Doodler
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* This is the core strategy of the City in ''The Fifth Sacred Thing'', since they know any outright war would annihilate them. The enemy uses SlaveMooks, so they invite them straight into the city, letting them see the freedom, abundance, and equality they could have if they joined the City. Even after they kill protesters and lock down the city, they continue, using psychological warfare to break down the soldiers' programming as well as searching for a cure for the drug that [[FoodChains keeps them reliant on the Stewards]].
27th May '18 11:09:32 PM AirofMystery
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** Naruto doesn't understand how [[BattleButler Haku]] can stand to work for a man like [[HiredKillers Zabuza]], who frequently makes it clear that Haku's usefulness "as a weapon" in battle is why he's kept around ([[spoiler:though this [[SubordinateExcuse turns out to be a front...]]]]). Naruto sees Haku as a person, and tries to make Haku see that he's a person, too.

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** Naruto doesn't understand how [[BattleButler Haku]] can stand to work for a man like [[HiredKillers [[PsychoForHire Zabuza]], who frequently makes it clear that Haku's usefulness "as a weapon" in battle is why he's kept around ([[spoiler:though this [[SubordinateExcuse turns out to be a front...]]]]). Naruto sees Haku as a person, and tries to make Haku see that he's a person, too.
27th May '18 11:08:54 PM AirofMystery
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** Naruto doesn't understand how [[BattleButler Haku]] can stand to work for a man like [[HiredKiller Zabuza]], who frequently makes it clear that Haku's usefulness "as a weapon" in battle is why he's kept around ([[spoiler:though this [[SubordinateExcuse turns out to be a front...]]]]). Naruto sees Haku as a person, and tries to make Haku see that he's a person, too.

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** Naruto doesn't understand how [[BattleButler Haku]] can stand to work for a man like [[HiredKiller [[HiredKillers Zabuza]], who frequently makes it clear that Haku's usefulness "as a weapon" in battle is why he's kept around ([[spoiler:though this [[SubordinateExcuse turns out to be a front...]]]]). Naruto sees Haku as a person, and tries to make Haku see that he's a person, too.
27th May '18 11:08:34 PM AirofMystery
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** Naruto doesn't understand how [[BattleButler Haku]] can stand to work for a man like Zabuza, who frequently makes it clear that Haku's usefulness "as a weapon" in battle is why he's kept around ([[spoiler:though this [[SubordinateExcuse turns out to be a front...]]]]). Naruto sees Haku as a person, and tries to make Haku see that he's a person, too.
** [[EnsembleDarkhorse Iruka]] does this for Naruto himself, as he was pretty much the first adult to treat Naruto like a person - other adults were either distant or hostile, and the kids more or less followed suit. ''Many'' of Naruto's enemies are versions of him who didn't even get that level of support (or only got it from a twisted source).
** Gaara is a blatant example of this trope. Turned into an unstable, murdering psychopath by his father, and empowered by Shukaku, after a beatdown and lecture from Naruto he became the highly admired and respected Fifth Kazekage.
** And [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Pain]] gives us a lesson in how not to do this. You do not leave the Tykebomb on his own until you are sure it is defused. You do not wait for somebody else to teach him the intricacies of his powers.
*** Pain implies that he did not fully trust Jiraiya when he was watching over him and his friends, making this something of a case of the bomb only seemingly being defused. On the one hand, he ''wasn't'' a {{Tykebomb}}, he was a scared little kid with some powerful buried powers. Jiraiya trained him into a {{tykebomb}} in hopes that being a ninja would keep him alive--wasn't particularly worried about who ''Nagato'' might hurt, 'cause he was a good kid who loved his friends. And it was all fine, and Akatsuki was spreading peace and order and possibly even sunshine, though it was Rain country so probably not... and then Danzou and Hanzou got together and offed his leader slash MoralityPet slash best friend slash RestrainingBolt in the most traumatic way possible. Nice job there.

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** [[EnsembleDarkhorse Iruka]] does this for [[TheHero Naruto]] himself, as he was pretty much the first adult to treat Naruto like a person - other adults were either distant or hostile, and the kids [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer more or less followed suit]]. ''Many'' of Naruto's enemies are versions of him who didn't even get that level of support (or only got it from a twisted source), which [[WarriorTherapist Naruto]] has to fix with [[PatrickStewartSpeech speeches]] and [[DefeatMeansFriendship punching]].
** Naruto doesn't understand how [[BattleButler Haku]] can stand to work for a man like Zabuza, [[HiredKiller Zabuza]], who frequently makes it clear that Haku's usefulness "as a weapon" in battle is why he's kept around ([[spoiler:though this [[SubordinateExcuse turns out to be a front...]]]]). Naruto sees Haku as a person, and tries to make Haku see that he's a person, too.
** [[EnsembleDarkhorse Iruka]] does this for Naruto himself, as he was pretty much the first adult to treat Naruto like a person - other adults were either distant or hostile, and the kids more or less followed suit. ''Many'' of Naruto's enemies are versions of him who didn't even get that level of support (or only got it from a twisted source).
** Gaara is a blatant example of this trope. Turned into an unstable, murdering psychopath by his father, and empowered by Shukaku, [[{{Kaiju}} Shukaku]], after a beatdown and lecture from Naruto he became the a highly admired and respected Fifth Kazekage.
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** And [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Pain]] gives us a lesson in how not ''not'' to do this. You do not leave the Tykebomb on his own until you are sure it is defused. You do not wait for somebody else this: Naruto's future mentor, Jiraiya, attempted to teach help a poor orphaned child named Nagato survive by teaching him the intricacies of his powers.
*** Pain implies that he did not fully trust Jiraiya when he was watching over him
ninjutsu. Nagato and his friends, making this something of friends did well, and lived happily for a case while, until [[MagnificentBastard Danzou]] and [[TheDreaded Hanzou of the bomb only seemingly being defused. On the one hand, he ''wasn't'' a {{Tykebomb}}, he was a scared little kid with some powerful buried powers. Jiraiya trained him into a {{tykebomb}} in hopes that being a ninja would keep him alive--wasn't particularly worried about who ''Nagato'' might hurt, 'cause he was a good kid who loved his friends. And it was all fine, and Akatsuki was spreading peace and order and possibly even sunshine, though it was Rain country so probably not... and then Danzou and Hanzou got together and offed his leader slash MoralityPet slash best friend slash RestrainingBolt Salamander]] teamed up to kill Nagato's [[MoralityPet best]] [[RestrainingBolt friend]] in the most traumatic way possible. Nice job there.Nagato took up the name "Pain", and became an international ninja-terrorist, kidnapping [[{{Kaiju}} Tailed Beasts]] to bring the world under his rule.
21st Mar '18 3:21:18 AM WillBGood
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{{Tykebomb}}s are generally raised with people who tell them they're nothing but a weapon and usually [[BullyingADragon treat them like crap]]. Then along comes someone who's different. When they look at the Tykebomb, they don't see a weapon, they see a [[TheWoobie messed-up little kid]]. Naturally, they try to rescue the poor Tykebomb, [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight talking or fighting their way towards them]]. The HugTropes is likely to be their arsenal and expect ThePowerOfFriendship to be used. The one doing the defusing is also likely to be a WarriorTherapist and/or an AllLovingHero.

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{{Tykebomb}}s are generally raised with people who tell them they're nothing but a weapon and usually [[BullyingADragon treat them like crap]]. Then along comes someone who's different. When they look at the Tykebomb, they don't see a weapon, they see a [[TheWoobie messed-up little kid]]. Naturally, they try to rescue the poor Tykebomb, [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight talking or fighting their way towards them]]. The HugTropes is are likely to be comprise their arsenal and arsenal; also expect ThePowerOfFriendship to be used. The one doing the defusing is also likely to be a WarriorTherapist and/or an AllLovingHero.
17th Feb '18 1:33:35 PM nombretomado
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* Prof. Marius, the TallDarkAndSnarky teacher of Edgewood Academy, from ''ThePrincess99'' manages to defuse the tykebomb in question ([[spoiler: here Axel]]) before the entire school gets destroyed.

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* Prof. Marius, the TallDarkAndSnarky teacher of Edgewood Academy, from ''ThePrincess99'' ''Literature/ThePrincess99'' manages to defuse the tykebomb in question ([[spoiler: here Axel]]) before the entire school gets destroyed.
31st Dec '17 9:39:39 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the second season of ''Series/OrphanBlack'', [[spoiler:Helena]] overcomes her LaserGuidedTykebomb upbringing and gravitates towards ReformedButNotTamed as she and [[spoiler:Sarah Manning]] become FireForgedFriends.

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* In the second season of ''Series/OrphanBlack'', [[spoiler:Helena]] overcomes her LaserGuidedTykebomb upbringing and gravitates towards ReformedButNotTamed as she and her {{long lost|Relative}} sister [[spoiler:Sarah Manning]] become FireForgedFriends.
29th Dec '17 10:47:19 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the second season of ''Series/OrphanBlack'', [[spoiler:Helena]] overcomes her LaserGuidedTykeBomb upbringing as she and [[spoiler:Sarah Manning]] become FireForgedFriends.

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* In the second season of ''Series/OrphanBlack'', [[spoiler:Helena]] overcomes her LaserGuidedTykeBomb LaserGuidedTykebomb upbringing and gravitates towards ReformedButNotTamed as she and [[spoiler:Sarah Manning]] become FireForgedFriends.
29th Dec '17 10:36:29 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the second season of ''Series/OrphanBlack'', [[spoiler:Helena]] overcomes her LaserGuidedTykeBomb upbringing as she and [[spoiler:Sarah Manning]] become FireForgedFriends.
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