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19th May '16 6:12:59 PM nombretomado
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* Joy's mother says this all the time in ''MyNameIsEarl'' because she's in a wheelchair. [[spoiler: She's not really disabled. She's just pretending.]]

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* Joy's mother says this all the time in ''MyNameIsEarl'' ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' because she's in a wheelchair. [[spoiler: She's not really disabled. She's just pretending.]]
19th May '16 12:13:50 PM Tempus22
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* Inverted in the John Updike novel ''Rabbit Redux'', in which a white character angrily tells a black character that he does ''not'' pity Negroes and that they need to get over their narcissism in thinking that American society was set up for the sole purpose of screwing them over. He also mentions that life in America has not always been easy for white people, either, and the subtext seems to be that he thinks ''whites'' are the ones who deserve sympathy for constantly being [[EverythingIsRacist accused of racism]].
17th May '16 12:08:28 AM TheSinful
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* Toki in ''[[http://ficwad.com/story/237701 The Pride]]'' assumes Kurama/Naruto is patronizing her and allowed her to win their spar when she finally gets a clean hit on him. He responds by [[FlashStep suddenly appearing in front of her]] and punching her in the stomach hard enough to make her collapse. While Toki's regaining her breath, he explains that he had to hold back for their spars to have any meaning and all her victory meant was that he can now hold back less.
14th May '16 11:48:56 AM nombretomado
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Bader Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader,]] [[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,]] [[KnightFever [[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]]!!!'''
10th May '16 1:32:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''MidnightCowboy'', where Dustin Hoffman's character refuses all attempts to help him over the course of the movie. Moral? [[spoiler: He dies on the bus to Florida.]]
* In Disney's less-popular 1992 musical ''{{Newsies}}'', Crutchy states, "I don't want nobody carryin' me. Never, ya hear?" when [[spoiler:Jack and David go to break him out of the Refuge]].

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* In ''MidnightCowboy'', ''Film/MidnightCowboy'', where Dustin Hoffman's character refuses all attempts to help him over the course of the movie. Moral? [[spoiler: He dies on the bus to Florida.]]
* In Disney's less-popular 1992 musical ''{{Newsies}}'', ''Film/{{Newsies}}'', Crutchy states, "I don't want nobody carryin' me. Never, ya hear?" when [[spoiler:Jack and David go to break him out of the Refuge]].



* In ''The Crossing Guard'', ''JackNicholson's'' character falls into a spiral of despair and anger after his daughter gets killed by a drunk driver while crossing the street. He delivers [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKqx5XFqWzw this]] to his wife when she expresses her pity for him.
* Annie tells Kate not to pity her in ''The Miracle Worker'', despite the fact that Annie had grown up in an almhouse, because it made her strong.

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* In ''The Crossing Guard'', ''JackNicholson's'' ''Film/TheCrossingGuard'', Jack Nicholson's character falls into a spiral of despair and anger after his daughter gets killed by a drunk driver while crossing the street. He delivers [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKqx5XFqWzw this]] to his wife when she expresses her pity for him.
* Annie tells Kate not to pity her in ''The Miracle Worker'', ''Film/TheMiracleWorker'', despite the fact that Annie had grown up in an almhouse, because it made her strong.
10th May '16 1:13:04 PM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': During an argument, Asuka tells Shinji that she doesn't want his pity:
--->Lets get one thing straight, Third Child. The last thing I want—the absolutely last thing I want—is pity from the likes of you. Nothing she said, and nothing you said got me here. I'm here for myself.
8th May '16 11:23:15 AM nombretomado
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* Mac Taylor on ''{{CSI NY}}'' started this when his colleagues started picking up on his trauma induced aphasia. Christine seems to have broken through somewhat though.

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* Mac Taylor on ''{{CSI ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' started this when his colleagues started picking up on his trauma induced aphasia. Christine seems to have broken through somewhat though.



* Invoked on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'' by guest host DavidMitchell:

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* Invoked on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'' ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' by guest host DavidMitchell:
4th May '16 7:14:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* On {{Gor}} it is extremely taboo to offer anyone pity - it is supposed to demean both the one who offers it and the one who is offered it. So strongly is this felt that in ''Rogue of Gor'', Jason Marshall successfully reforms an alcoholic merely by pitying him for falling prey to the disease. Even the lure of the bottle is not as strong as the drive to never be pitied again.
* In RobertAsprin's ''[[Literature/MythAdventures Hit or Myth]]'', Aahz makes or breaks heavy promises to his family in order to rejoin his apprentice Skeeve and finds out that Skeeve is evidently coping [[JustFineWithoutYou just fine without him]]. Skeeve quickly realizes how crushing this is, but other characters happily burble about how well Skeeve is doing before coming to belated awareness. Panic-stricken, they look to Skeeve to convince Aahz that [[ICantDoThisByMyself he really is still needed]], and they aren't saying so out of pity.

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* On {{Gor}} ''Literature/{{Gor}}'' it is extremely taboo to offer anyone pity - it is supposed to demean both the one who offers it and the one who is offered it. So strongly is this felt that in ''Rogue of Gor'', Jason Marshall successfully reforms an alcoholic merely by pitying him for falling prey to the disease. Even the lure of the bottle is not as strong as the drive to never be pitied again.
* In RobertAsprin's Creator/RobertAsprin's ''[[Literature/MythAdventures Hit or Myth]]'', Aahz makes or breaks heavy promises to his family in order to rejoin his apprentice Skeeve and finds out that Skeeve is evidently coping [[JustFineWithoutYou just fine without him]]. Skeeve quickly realizes how crushing this is, but other characters happily burble about how well Skeeve is doing before coming to belated awareness. Panic-stricken, they look to Skeeve to convince Aahz that [[ICantDoThisByMyself he really is still needed]], and they aren't saying so out of pity.



* In 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''"
* Scarlett O'Hara in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' is an example. She cannot stand being pitied. At one point in the novel, Rhett claims that she cannot stand pity and sympathy because she sees them as a sign of weakness. At the end of the book, when Rhett tells her that this is the only feeling he has left for her, ''that'' is the moment that she knows for certain that their marriage is over.

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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's 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''"
* Scarlett O'Hara in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'' is an example. She cannot stand being pitied. At one point in the novel, Rhett claims that she cannot stand pity and sympathy because she sees them as a sign of weakness. At the end of the book, when Rhett tells her that this is the only feeling he has left for her, ''that'' is the moment that she knows for certain that their marriage is over.
2nd May '16 5:25:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Surprisingly, [[spoiler:Hanako Ikezawa]] of ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''. [[spoiler:She is well aware that her being TheWoobie is why Hisao is initially interested in getting closer to her. She doesn't like the idea of him and Lilly seeing her as a child that needs protecting.]] For the most part she doesn't say anything about it [[spoiler:[[BewareTheQuietOnes until her bad ending]], where she ''explodes'' in rage when Hisao tries to coddle her and [[GetOut throws him out of her room]] while screaming at him for being her WhiteKnight.]]

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* Surprisingly, [[spoiler:Hanako Ikezawa]] of ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''. [[spoiler:She is well aware that her being TheWoobie is why Hisao is initially interested in getting closer to her. She doesn't like the idea of him and Lilly seeing her as a child that needs protecting.]] For the most part she doesn't say anything about it [[spoiler:[[BewareTheQuietOnes until her bad ending]], where she ''explodes'' in rage when Hisao tries to coddle her and [[GetOut throws him out of her room]] while screaming at him for being her WhiteKnight.white knight.]]
28th Apr '16 6:40:29 PM Grobi
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* The final boss of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'''s response to a LastSecondChance: "You will not show me mercy! I will see you break before you do!"

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* The final boss of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'''s ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'''s response to a LastSecondChance: "You will not show me mercy! I will see you break before you do!"
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