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16th Apr '17 2:49:00 PM nombretomado
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* In William King's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} novel ''SpaceWolf'', when Strybjorn is injured, he snarls at Ragnar, "I don't need your help," but gets only to his knees before he starts to topple. Ragnar helps him up and to walk.

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* In William King's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} novel ''SpaceWolf'', ''Literature/SpaceWolf'', when Strybjorn is injured, he snarls at Ragnar, "I don't need your help," but gets only to his knees before he starts to topple. Ragnar helps him up and to walk.
2nd Apr '17 1:06:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Persona 3}}'': Ken Amada doesn't want any sympathy for being an orphan, [[spoiler: he's too busy plotting revenge and plans on committing suicide afterwards because all he gets is sympathy now.]] Played for the destructive as he realizes that while he feared being alone, he exactly did just that, even though there are TrueCompanions around to help him.

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* ''{{Persona 3}}'': ''VideoGame/Persona3'': Ken Amada doesn't want any sympathy for being an orphan, [[spoiler: he's too busy plotting revenge and plans on committing suicide afterwards because all he gets is sympathy now.]] Played for the destructive as he realizes that while he feared being alone, he exactly did just that, even though there are TrueCompanions around to help him.
4th Mar '17 12:07:11 AM ShorinBJ
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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'': Margaret is incredibly torn up over the death of a small dog that had been wandering around camp, and when Hawkeye tries to comfort her, she has this reaction. It doesn't last, though, and the floodgates eventually open.

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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'': ''Series/{{MASH}}'': Margaret is incredibly torn up over the death of a small dog that had been wandering around camp, and when Hawkeye tries to comfort her, she has this reaction. It doesn't last, though, and the floodgates eventually open.



** A variant: when Garak discovers the Odo is suffering the effects of a devastating illness, he opens his mouth to say something, but Odo speaks first, telling him, "If I don't want pity from the woman I love, Garak, I certainly don't want it from you." Garak then smiles, turns, and leaves.
** In an earlier episode, when Odo was suffering from a potentially fatal condition[[spoiler: (wrought, as it turns out, by the Founders as a punishment for his siding against them)]], Garak was more effective at taking Odo's mind off of his troubles than the Deep Space Nine crew, by entertaining Odo with half-truths and tall tales of Garak's time with the [[SecretPolice Obsidian Order]]. Garak even invoked this trope, stating that sympathy was not what Odo wanted.
--->''"Where you offer kindness, I offer mystery. Where you offer sympathy, I offer intrigue. Just give me a seat next to Odo's bed and I promise you I'll conjure up enough innuendos, half-truths and bald-faced lies about my so-called career in the Obsidian Order to keep the Constable distracted for days."''

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** A variant: when Garak discovers the Odo is suffering the effects of a devastating illness, he opens his mouth to say something, but Odo speaks first, telling him, "If I don't want pity from the woman I love, Garak, I certainly don't want it from you." Garak then smiles, turns, and leaves.
** In an earlier episode, when Odo was suffering from a potentially fatal condition[[spoiler: (wrought, condition [[spoiler:(wrought, as it turns out, by the Founders as a punishment for his siding against them)]], Garak was more effective at taking Odo's mind off of his troubles than the Deep Space Nine crew, by entertaining Odo with half-truths and tall tales of Garak's time with the [[SecretPolice Obsidian Order]]. Garak even invoked this trope, stating that sympathy was not what Odo wanted.
--->''"Where you offer kindness, I offer mystery. Where you offer sympathy, I offer intrigue. Just give me a seat next to Odo's bed and I promise you I'll conjure up enough innuendos, half-truths and bald-faced lies about my so-called career in the Obsidian Order to keep the Constable constable distracted for days."''
7th Feb '17 1:38:36 PM starlight9
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* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Tristan is always in pain because of something that happened in his past, and he hates being pitied. He hides his condition from almost everyone, which is partly justified as he has many enemies at court.
19th Jan '17 11:04:08 AM Willbyr
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* In ''Fanfic/BuggedRun'', Chrys angrily rejects Ariel's offer of a better {{Pokemon}} after being defeated by her in a battle, flashing back to other times throughout their lives that Ariel has taken pity on her.

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* In ''Fanfic/BuggedRun'', Chrys angrily rejects Ariel's offer of a better {{Pokemon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} after being defeated by her in a battle, flashing back to other times throughout their lives that Ariel has taken pity on her.
18th Jan '17 11:07:51 AM ester
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* ''Creator/DorothyLSayers''' Harriet Vane found it difficult to accept Literature/LordPeterWimsey because he had fallen in love with her after she had been arrested for murder and was in serious danger of execution.

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* ''Creator/DorothyLSayers''' Harriet Vane found it difficult to accept Literature/LordPeterWimsey because he had fallen in love with her after she had been arrested for murder and was in serious danger of execution. The class difference didn't help.
11th Jan '17 6:12:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''Creator/DorothyLSayers''' Harriet Vane found it difficult to accept LordPeterWimsey because he had fallen in love with her after she had been arrested for murder and was in serious danger of execution.

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* ''Creator/DorothyLSayers''' Harriet Vane found it difficult to accept LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey because he had fallen in love with her after she had been arrested for murder and was in serious danger of execution.
2nd Jan '17 11:43:36 AM 59Efra
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* Ric Flair went into Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s ''Wrestlemania 24'' about 10 years past his prime, rapidly decaying in the ring, and laboring under a decree from VinceMcMahon that meant that the next match he lost would be his last. Knowing this, he challenged Shawn "Mr. ''Wrestlemania''" Michaels to a match at the show. And when Michaels showed pity for his opponent in a promo a couple of weeks before the show and hinted that he might not bring his A-game, Flair called him out on it, demanding that Shawn give him everything he has, because, win or lose, he wanted to come out of the show with his honor and integrity intact.

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* Ric Flair Wrestling/RicFlair went into Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s ''Wrestlemania 24'' XXIV'' about 10 years past his prime, rapidly decaying in the ring, and laboring under a decree from VinceMcMahon Wrestling/VinceMcMahon that meant that the next match he lost would be his last. Knowing this, he challenged Shawn "Mr. ''Wrestlemania''" Michaels Wrestling/ShawnMichaels to a match at the show. And when Michaels showed pity for his opponent in a promo a couple of weeks before the show and hinted that he might not bring his A-game, Flair called him out on it, demanding that Shawn give him everything he has, because, win or lose, he wanted to come out of the show with his honor and integrity intact.



** The whole situation was then given an IronicEcho treatment two years later, when Shawn was trying to end TheUndertaker's undefeated-at-Wrestlemania streak because, as he said, "If I can't do this, I don't ''have'' a career any more." At one point, Shawn was pulling himself up to his knees, using Taker as the ladder, and you could hear him yell "Stay! Down!" Shawn played this trope to the hilt by [[BerserkButton mocking Taker with his own signature throat-slit taunt and then slapping him in the face]]. The match ended very quickly after that.

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** The whole situation was then given an IronicEcho treatment two years later, when Shawn was trying to end TheUndertaker's Wrestling/TheUndertaker's undefeated-at-Wrestlemania streak because, as he said, "If I can't do this, I don't ''have'' a career any more." At one point, Shawn was pulling himself up to his knees, using Taker as the ladder, and you could hear him yell "Stay! Down!" Shawn played this trope to the hilt by [[BerserkButton mocking Taker with his own signature throat-slit taunt taunt]] [[DefiantToTheEnd and then slapping him in the face]]. The match ended very quickly after that.
1st Jan '17 8:48:09 PM Wryte
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* In ''Fanfic/BuggedRun'', Chrys angrily rejects Ariel's offer of a better {{Pokemon}} after being defeated by her in a battle, flashing back to other times throughout their lives that Ariel has taken pity on her.
1st Jan '17 6:17:20 AM Doug86
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Bader Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader,]] [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, FRAeS, DL]], legless fighter pilot and hero of WorldWarTwo was equal parts this, HandicappedBadass and TheDeterminator. Once, when lecturing at a boarding school a schoolboy asked the great hero if he could carry his bags. Bader's response? '''[[PrecisionFStrike BUGGER OFF]]!!!'''

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Bader Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader,]] [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, FRAeS, DL]], legless fighter pilot and hero of WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was equal parts this, HandicappedBadass and TheDeterminator. Once, when lecturing at a boarding school a schoolboy asked the great hero if he could carry his bags. Bader's response? '''[[PrecisionFStrike BUGGER OFF]]!!!'''
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