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29th Sep '16 11:05:28 AM brianify
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Genuine pity is often portrayed as an affront to the dignity of the pitied, though there is also the popular Aesop that too much {{Pride}} is foolish and shallow. The injured character may hide from others to preempt pity. For any such character, mentioning his problem may hit a BerserkButton. The character can [[{{Wangst}} wallow in self-pity]], but that's different.

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Genuine pity is often portrayed as an affront to the dignity of the pitied, as the pity-er is at least [[CondescendingCompassion implicitly signaling their advantage over and superiority to the pitied]], though there is also the popular Aesop that too much {{Pride}} is foolish and shallow. The injured character may hide from others to preempt pity. For any such character, mentioning his problem may hit a BerserkButton. The character can [[{{Wangst}} wallow in self-pity]], but that's different.
28th Sep '16 9:53:37 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': In chapter 19 Asuka has just been {{Mind Rape}}d, her career as pilot (which has defined her whole life since her mother's death and was all she had lived for) is pretty much over and her career as ''Franchise/{{Supergirl}}'' might be gone too because she believes she is unworthy. When Rei and Shinji try to help her, she replies she does not want their pity.

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* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': In chapter 19 Asuka has just been {{Mind Rape}}d, her career as pilot (which has defined her whole life since her mother's death and was all she had lived for) is pretty much over and her career as ''Franchise/{{Supergirl}}'' ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' might be gone too because she believes she is unworthy. When Rei and Shinji try to help her, she replies she does not want their pity.
14th Sep '16 11:47:55 PM PaulA
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* ''[[EndersGame Ender's Shadow]]'': Achilles doesn't want your pity, and in fact will kill you if he detects even a hint of it in any of your interactions. Of course, he may just kill you anyway. He's like that.

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* ''[[EndersGame Ender's Shadow]]'': ''Literature/EndersShadow'': Achilles doesn't want your pity, and in fact will kill you if he detects even a hint of it in any of your interactions. Of course, he may just kill you anyway. He's like that.
5th Sep '16 6:20:06 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' has Charles Bishop Weyland, a wealthy elderly industrialist, who funds the mission to a newly-discovered pyramid under tons of ice. He later reveals to the protagonist that he's dying of lung cancer and wants leave his mark on the world. Later, as the survivors are running from a Predator, Weyland tries to have a YouShallNotPass moment. The Predator scans him, sees his deformed lungs, and just walks right past the old man. The pissed off Weyland attacks the Predator with a makeshift flamethrower. ''Now'', the Predator won't ignore him and goes all stabbity on the guy.

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* ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' has Charles Bishop Weyland, a wealthy elderly industrialist, who funds the mission to a newly-discovered pyramid under tons of ice. He later reveals to the protagonist that he's dying of lung cancer and wants to leave his mark on the world. Later, as the survivors are running from a Predator, Weyland tries to have a YouShallNotPass moment. The Predator scans him, sees his deformed lungs, and just walks right past the old man. The pissed off pissed-off Weyland attacks the Predator with a makeshift flamethrower. ''Now'', the Predator won't ignore him and goes all stabbity on the guy.
5th Sep '16 1:34:41 PM erforce
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* The first ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' has Charles Bishop Weyland, a wealthy elderly industrialist, who funds the mission to a newly-discovered pyramid under tons of ice. He later reveals to the protagonist that he's dying of lung cancer and wants leave his mark on the world. Later, as the survivors are running from a Predator, Weyland tries to have a YouShallNotPass moment. The Predator scans him, sees his deformed lungs, and just walks right past the old man. The pissed off Weyland attacks the Predator with a makeshift flamethrower. ''Now'', the Predator won't ignore him and goes all stabbity on the guy.

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* The first ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' has Charles Bishop Weyland, a wealthy elderly industrialist, who funds the mission to a newly-discovered pyramid under tons of ice. He later reveals to the protagonist that he's dying of lung cancer and wants leave his mark on the world. Later, as the survivors are running from a Predator, Weyland tries to have a YouShallNotPass moment. The Predator scans him, sees his deformed lungs, and just walks right past the old man. The pissed off Weyland attacks the Predator with a makeshift flamethrower. ''Now'', the Predator won't ignore him and goes all stabbity on the guy.
31st Aug '16 3:27:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* In C. S. Goto's BloodRavens novel ''Dawn of War: Ascension'', a captive eldar is infuriated when he realizes a human woman pities him.

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* In C. S. Goto's BloodRavens Literature/BloodRavens novel ''Dawn of War: Ascension'', a captive eldar is infuriated when he realizes a human woman pities him.



* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Transcedence]]'', after some false memories were revoked from Atkins -- against his will -- Atkins tells Phaethon to spare him the pity.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Transcedence]]'', after some false memories were revoked from Atkins -- against his will -- Atkins tells Phaethon to spare him the pity.
23rd Aug '16 8:00:38 PM PaulA
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* In ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'', Bruce Wayne is a lowkey example, gently but firmly deflecting anyone who asks if he's okay. He never shouts at anyone, because getting worked up about it would be a sign that he wasn't okay, and he is okay. Of course he's okay. He's a rich white single male, what reason could he possibly have for not being okay? Everything is ''fine''.
11th Aug '16 7:16:48 PM PaulA
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* In the final ''Literature/CodexAlera'' novel, when Tavi finds out Kitai [[spoiler:is pregnant]], she starts to cry, uses watercrafting to remove the tears, and Tavi has a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when he holds her close and says:

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* In the final ''Literature/CodexAlera'' novel, when Tavi finds out Kitai [[spoiler:is pregnant]], she starts to cry, uses watercrafting to remove the tears, and Tavi has a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when he holds her close and says:



* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Mirror Dance]]'', Mark Vorkosigan turns this into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he says to Elena "Don't you ''dare'' pity me. I ''won''"

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* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Mirror Dance]]'', ''Literature/MirrorDance'', Mark Vorkosigan turns this into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he says to Elena Elena, "Don't you ''dare'' pity me. I ''won''"''won''."
10th Aug '16 6:54:45 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Cyborg 009}}'' has Phil, the HotBlooded AntiVillain of the Psychic Assassins arc, push his [[ProperLady soft-spoken and kindhearted teammate Lina]] away whenever she worries [[IllBoy because of his ailing health]]
-->'''Phil''': "Shut up, Lina! You're not my mother!"

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* ''{{Cyborg ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' has Phil, the HotBlooded AntiVillain of the Psychic Assassins arc, push his [[ProperLady soft-spoken and kindhearted teammate Lina]] away whenever she worries [[IllBoy because of his ailing health]]
-->'''Phil''': "Shut Shut up, Lina! You're not my mother!"mother!
5th Aug '16 12:22:01 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[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.

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* In ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Iorich]]'', ''Literature/{{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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