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15th Jul '16 8:30:11 PM Adept
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** In ''{{Wolfblade}}'', Ragnar at one point thinks of helping Haegr to his feet and gets a warning glance that keeps him silent.

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** In ''{{Wolfblade}}'', ''Literature/{{Wolfblade}}'', Ragnar at one point thinks of helping Haegr to his feet and gets a warning glance that keeps him silent.



* In BrianJacques's ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'', ImpoverishedPatrician Squire Julian of Gingivere disdains his ramshackle estate and repels Matthias's sympathy because he knows nothing of loneliness or [[GoodOldWays trying to preserve standards]].
* [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera Erik]] has this down to a T. [[spoiler: Having a face like a skull can train you for that]].

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* In BrianJacques's Creator/BrianJacques's ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'', ImpoverishedPatrician Squire Julian of Gingivere disdains his ramshackle estate and repels Matthias's sympathy because he knows nothing of loneliness or [[GoodOldWays trying to preserve standards]].
* [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera Erik]] %%* Erik (A.K.A. ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'') has this down to a T. [[spoiler: Having a face like a skull can train you for that]].



* In ''[[{{Dragaera}} Iorich]]'', Loiosh knows better than to extend psychic sympathy when his boss is getting beaten up, as Vlad just wants to ride out the pain until it's over.

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* In ''[[{{Dragaera}} ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Iorich]]'', Loiosh knows better than to extend psychic sympathy when his boss is getting beaten up, as Vlad just wants to ride out the pain until it's over.



* Raistlin Majere of the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' books absolutely ''hates'' to be pitied.
* In UncleTomsCabin, the runaway slave George Harris speaks to his kindhearted former boss about his horrible situation and his escape. The boss tries to lend him some money that George desperately needs, but the HotBlooded George rejects it. They find a compromise, though: George ''does'' take the cash, but promises to repay it once he's free.

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* Raistlin Majere of the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' books absolutely ''hates'' to be pitied.
* In UncleTomsCabin, ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'', the runaway slave George Harris speaks to his kindhearted former boss about his horrible situation and his escape. The boss tries to lend him some money that George desperately needs, but the HotBlooded George rejects it. They find a compromise, though: George ''does'' take the cash, but promises to repay it once he's free.
4th Jul '16 9:47:53 PM Valiona
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But be careful, [[TropesAreTools this can be a bad trope]]. A character frequently angrily rejecting any form of comfort may come across as an UngratefulBastard or UnintentionallyUnsympathetic when that may not even be the case.

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But be careful, [[TropesAreTools this can be a bad trope]]. A character frequently angrily rejecting any form of comfort may come across as an UngratefulBastard or UnintentionallyUnsympathetic when that may not even be the case.
case. Alternatively, this can be presented as a genuine character flaw.



* While Haruyuki Arita of ''Anime/AccelWorld'' may not possess much in the way of self-confidence, even he has his small among of pride. His hatred of being pitied is so great it even got represented in the big nightmare the Brain Burst program used to generate his avatar Silver Crow.

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* While Haruyuki Arita of ''Anime/AccelWorld'' may not possess much in the way of self-confidence, even he has his small among of pride. His hatred of being pitied is so great it even got represented in the big nightmare the Brain Burst program used to generate his avatar Silver Crow. He also tried to distance himself from his friends after starting middle school for this reason, and also encouraged Chiyu to accept Taku's offr to go out.



* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', it's implied that Asuna's cousins, who are also competing with her academically due to a family-wide rivalry between their parents and hers, expressed sympathy for her being trapped in the eponymous video game for two years because she's no longer a threat to them. As such, while a part of Asuna's glad to see them again, she also recognizes their pity for what it is and doesn't like it.



** Naoki in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has both this complex, and one about not mourning his own sister's death.

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** Naoki in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has both this complex, and one about not mourning his own sister's death. In particular, he doesn't like getting special treatment, since it indicates that he doesn't need to be around, and he notices that a lot of the people who came by his family's liquor store didn't do so before his sister died.



* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the gnomes, especially their leader, Gelbin Mekkatorque, feel this way about the dwarves housing them in Ironforge while Gnomeregan is irradiated, as seen in Gelbin's short story [[http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/lore/leader-story/gelbin-mekkatorque/2#readmode "Cut Short."]]

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the gnomes, especially their leader, Gelbin Mekkatorque, feel this way about the dwarves housing them in Ironforge while Gnomeregan is irradiated, as seen in Gelbin's short story [[http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/lore/leader-story/gelbin-mekkatorque/2#readmode "Cut Short."]]"]] In the end, though, they channel that feeling into the drive to reclaim Gnomeregan, and Gelbin later says that the gnomes are who they are because of their allies.
2nd Jul '16 8:36:02 PM ElegantVamp
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* This is the usual advice for dealing with people with depression.
27th Jun '16 1:53:12 PM Willbyr
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---> '''Akane:''' You fool! Snap out of it!
---> '''Ranma:''' Stop it... I don't want your pity...

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---> '''Akane:''' You fool! Snap out of it!
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it!\\
'''Ranma:''' Stop it... I don't want your pity...



* A constant theme for Tatsumasa Oda from ''SlamDunk'', who has severe problems with his own pride [[spoiler: and a sudden injury in his foot]] and pushes his girlfriend Youko away when she tries to help him. It's up to Hanamichi Sakuragi to see what's going on.
* In both Manga/ShamanKing and Manga/ShamanKingFlowers the Tao Family and the Asakura Branch Family have this. It tones down when they have their HeelFaceTurn.

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* A constant theme for Tatsumasa Oda from ''SlamDunk'', ''Manga/SlamDunk'', who has severe problems with his own pride [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and a sudden injury in his foot]] and pushes his girlfriend Youko away when she tries to help him. It's up to Hanamichi Sakuragi to see what's going on.
* In both Manga/ShamanKing ''Manga/ShamanKing'' and Manga/ShamanKingFlowers ''Manga/ShamanKingFlowers'' the Tao Family and the Asakura Branch Family have this. It tones down when they have their HeelFaceTurn.



* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' - Chihaya shuns anyone who dares to come close to her during her HeroicBSOD.

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* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'' - Chihaya shuns anyone who dares to come close to her during her HeroicBSOD.
26th Jun '16 2:52:56 AM gewunomox
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* The lyrics of Music/RickAstley's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2xel6q0yao Cry For help]]'' are about a man getting frustrated because his girlfriend is the poster girl for this pose.

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* The lyrics of Music/RickAstley's ''[[http://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2xel6q0yao Cry For help]]'' are about a man getting frustrated because his girlfriend is the poster girl for this pose.



* "Pity" by DrowningPool.
* Inverted in Amon Amarth's ''The Hero''. A dying mercenary rejects the sympathy of those tending for him because he feels that he does not deserve it.

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* "Pity" by DrowningPool.
Music/DrowningPool.
* Inverted in Amon Amarth's Music/AmonAmarth's ''The Hero''. A dying mercenary rejects the sympathy of those tending for him because he feels that he does not deserve it.



* ''I'd rather be hated then pitied'' in Naked by Spice Girls.
* 1960s BritishInvasion duo Peter & Gordon had a song of unrequited love called "Don't Pity Me".

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* ''I'd rather be hated then pitied'' in Naked by Spice Girls.
Music/SpiceGirls.
* 1960s 1960's BritishInvasion duo Peter & Gordon had a song of unrequited love called "Don't Pity Me".
25th Jun '16 8:46:10 PM nombretomado
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* In ''BaldursGate II'', [[spoiler:Jaheira's immediate response to finding Khalid's mutilated corpse]] is to instantly rebuff all and any attempts at consoling her, stating clearly that "the only voice I want to hear... [[KilledOffForReal Is no more]]."

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* In ''BaldursGate II'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', [[spoiler:Jaheira's immediate response to finding Khalid's mutilated corpse]] is to instantly rebuff all and any attempts at consoling her, stating clearly that "the only voice I want to hear... [[KilledOffForReal Is no more]]."



* In ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'', The Warrior of Light's response to Garland's speech about being "[[GroundhogDayLoop trapped]]" by destiny is to pity Garland, explaining that being stuck in the cycle has driven the man to despair. Unfortunately, (as one might expect) Garland doesn't take this very well, and he yells a bit during his fight with the Warrior.

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* In ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'', ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', The Warrior of Light's response to Garland's speech about being "[[GroundhogDayLoop trapped]]" by destiny is to pity Garland, explaining that being stuck in the cycle has driven the man to despair. Unfortunately, (as one might expect) Garland doesn't take this very well, and he yells a bit during his fight with the Warrior.
23rd Jun '16 5:46:11 PM sketchman
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* This is the usual advice for dealing with people with depression.
17th Jun '16 1:03:01 AM Doug86
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* Subverted in the first episode of ''FoylesWar'': [=DCS=] Foyle approaches Sgt. Milner, who is recuperating after having his leg shot off in the Battle of Norway (and is consequently a little shell-shocked and shaken) and asks for his help in investigating the case. Milner bitterly replies that he doesn't want Foyle's pity. Foyle immediately responds that he doesn't have ''time'' for pity he's trying to solve a murder of an unpopular German woman with, thanks to WorldWarII, a severely reduced staff in an atmosphere of fear and chaos, and is approaching Milner because he's a trained police officer and Foyle needs all the help he can get, but if Milner wants to lie around uselessly feeling sorry for himself, that's Milner's problem. Milner eventually agrees to help.

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* Subverted in the first episode of ''FoylesWar'': [=DCS=] Foyle approaches Sgt. Milner, who is recuperating after having his leg shot off in the Battle of Norway (and is consequently a little shell-shocked and shaken) and asks for his help in investigating the case. Milner bitterly replies that he doesn't want Foyle's pity. Foyle immediately responds that he doesn't have ''time'' for pity he's trying to solve a murder of an unpopular German woman with, thanks to WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, a severely reduced staff in an atmosphere of fear and chaos, and is approaching Milner because he's a trained police officer and Foyle needs all the help he can get, but if Milner wants to lie around uselessly feeling sorry for himself, that's Milner's problem. Milner eventually agrees to help.
11th Jun '16 8:33:55 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': In the manga when one of Tamama's attempts to discredit Mois not only ends in failure but results in Mois trying to console him without knowing what she is consoling him about.
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