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29th Nov '16 10:40:49 AM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3505392/14/Hell-is-a-Martial-Artist Hell is a Martial Artist]]'', Hild goes from manipulating Ranma for her own amusement to genuinely caring about him and once he hits the DespairEventHorizon, she rewrites reality to make him her son. Urd, unable to see any good in her mother, drives herself up the wall trying to figure out her mother's angle and notes that even if she sent the request from Nidhogg, it'd still require Yggdrasil's approval and comes to the conclusion that Yggdrasil's been hacked, rather than realizing that God agreed with HIld.
25th Sep '16 7:03:30 PM billybobfred
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* ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'' has a story about [[http://notalwaysright.com/on-the-need-for-hazard-pay-part-5/30352 a child throwing a can of yams at a cashier]], significantly injuring him/her. His mother's response? “Oh! Isn’t he cute?! He wants to play baseball!”

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* ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'' has a story about [[http://notalwaysright.com/on-the-need-for-hazard-pay-part-5/30352 a child throwing a can of yams at a cashier]], significantly injuring him/her.them. His mother's response? “Oh! Isn’t he cute?! He wants to play baseball!”
23rd Aug '16 8:45:38 AM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8594589/10/The-Unsuspecting-side-of-the-Force The Unsuspecting Side of the Force]]'', Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi hears that for all the problems his arrival caused, pretty much everyone who actually talks to Harry Potter agrees that he's a decent if mischievous fellow. Mundi decides that Harry's brainwashing and enslaving them, including two Jedi Masters (Sinube and Qui-Gon Jinn), just by meeting them.
13th Jul '16 8:51:13 PM Valiona
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*''VideoGame/Persona4''
** When Mitsuo's Shadow is defeated, and disappears, Mitsuo starts gloating, acting as though he'd defeated it. In reality, this means that he failed to come to terms with the personal flaws that gave rise to it, in stark contrast to the heroes, who'd used those powers to defeat it.
** In Chie's Social Link, one of Chie's old friends, Takeshi, is infatuated with Yukiko. At Rank 8, he complains to her about how Yukiko had a "funky laugh" the last time he saw her, and points out that he thinks she "was better off gloomy." Chie points out that's how Yukiko naturally is, and it's subtly indicated that [[CharacterDevelopment she gradually gains the confidence to be herself around people other than Chie]].
** Kanji says that a great deal of his efforts to be a man at first, such as beating up biker gangs and hiding his interest in handicrafts, were a result of trying to follow his late father's advice to "become strong," out of the belief that [[WellDoneSonGuy his father didn't think he was strong enough]]. Kanji ultimately realizes that he had the wrong idea of what it means to be strong, and so decides to be true to himself.
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9th Jun '16 1:33:15 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* Done subtly in ''Film/TheSandlot''. At the end of the movie, Scotty and Benny meet the CoolOldGuy Mr. Mertle, a [[RetiredBadass retired baseball star]] who supposedly once knew Babe Ruth personally, and always dreamed of beating the Babe's home run record before he was forced to retire when a wayward baseball left him blind. After hearing his life story, Scotty assumes that he never got to beat the record because he lost his eyesight. Of course, an older viewer will probably deduce the real reason: he's a middle-aged African-American man in the 1960s, and he would have played long before baseball teams were desegregated. In all likelihood, he was never allowed to achieve his dream because he was never allowed to play against White players.
4th Jun '16 7:32:51 AM Valiona
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11639574/1/Sorting-Sideways Sorting Sideways]]'', the [[Literature/HarryPotter Sorting Hat]] is worried students are more focused on trying to fit into the House they want rather than find a House that fits them. So he deliberately sorts an entire year into the House that represents what they most lack and/or need. For example, Hermione lacks humility and Draco doesn't see the value of hard work so both are sent to Hufflepuff. Meanwhile, Ron wants to prove himself but is daunted by his brothers' accomplishments so being in Slytherin will help him to greatness, though not easily..

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11639574/1/Sorting-Sideways Sorting Sideways]]'', the [[Literature/HarryPotter Sorting Hat]] is worried students are more focused on trying to fit into the House they want rather than find a House that fits them. So he deliberately sorts an entire year into the House that represents what they most lack and/or need. For example, Hermione lacks humility and Draco doesn't see the value of hard work so both are sent to Hufflepuff. Meanwhile, Ron wants to prove himself but is daunted by his brothers' accomplishments so being in Slytherin will help him to greatness, though not easily..easily.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10733441/1/Another-Chance Another Chance]]'', while the most of the rest of Manga/FairyTail is attacking Lucy for hurting Lisanna, Natsu's confused as to why Gajeel, Juvia, Wendy and the Exceeds aren't helping out, especially Happy, given the history he and Natsu share with Lisanna. The point that Natsu's missing is that Lucy's the victim of a painfully obvious WoundedGazelleGambit by [[RonTheDeathEater Lisanna]], and if Makarov can smell the makeup that Lisanna is using to pretend to be injured, Natsu, as a Dragon Slayer with enhanced senses, should have been able to do so.
4th Mar '16 3:36:01 PM DreamerCynist2
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* ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'': Louis (the titular vampire) spends the whole of his interview with a reporter named Daniel discussing how he was sired by Lestat and the years he has spent as a vampire. He describes his unlife and the blood lust that came with it as [[WhoWantsToLiveForever a torturous existance that has been nothing but painful]] with [[CursedWithAwesome any supposed benefits]] being far outweighed [[BlessedWithSuck by the negatives]]. Daniel, however, becomes so enamoured with the idea of living forever as a supernatural being that he asks Louis to make him a vampire. Predictably (and understandably), Louis flips out.
26th Feb '16 10:28:00 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the New Captain Amagai Arc has a villain whose motivation is that Head Captain Yamamoto killed his father. The only other clue he had is that the father's dying words were "Bakkoto," the {{MacGuffin}}s and Empathetic Weapons featured in the arc. It turns out that the father's last words were actually [[spoiler:"Beware the Bakkoto" and that Yamamoto killed him because he was possessed, making the entire arc a Shoot the Shaggy Dog Story as had he not sworn revenge, the original villain's schemes would have still outed him as a villain and Amagai would still be alive]].

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the New Captain Amagai Arc has a villain whose motivation is that Head Captain Yamamoto killed his father. The only other clue he had is that the father's dying words were "Bakkoto," the {{MacGuffin}}s and Empathetic Weapons featured in the arc. It turns out that the father's last words were actually [[spoiler:"Beware the Bakkoto" and that Yamamoto killed him because he was possessed, making the entire arc a Shoot the Shaggy Dog ShootTheShaggyDog Story as had he not sworn revenge, the original villain's schemes would have still outed him as a villain and Amagai would still be alive]].alive]].
* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', Arf tells Fate that seeing her sad and in pain from her quest for the Jewel Seeds is driving her insane with grief and begs her to stop. Fate's response is that she'll just have to repress her feelings to avoid upsetting Arf and try even harder to finish her mission.
11th Feb '16 7:27:46 PM silversauce
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* In ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'', [[AntiHero Sasuke Uchiha]] has had all the reason in the world to hunt his older brother, Itachi, after the latter genocided their entire clan. And then Sasuke [[FaceHeelTurn joined Orochimaru]] and, eventually, [[spoiler:[[BigBad Obito]]]] to get back at him, leaving his friends and home behind for [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge a steady increase into insanity to exact revenge.]] And then he finds out [[spoiler:Itachi was ordered by Konohagakure's top brass to put down the Uchiha clan for fostering rebellion for their own power and that Itachi couldn't bring himself to kill him and thus [[MindRape only mindfucked]] him to [[StealthMentor give Sasuke the drive to get stronger and defend himself.]]]] Sasuke's response? [[RevengeBeforeReason Go amorally apeshit]] and [[WhatAnIdiot swear revenge against them instead.]] Even after [[spoiler: reuniting with zombie!Itachi for a while]] he refuses to get the point. If anything, he just hates [[spoiler:Konoha]] even more.
** However he ''may'' have noticed this about himself by now, and refuses to take any further actions in the chaos that's going on with everyone else until he's consulted [[spoiler:Hashirama Senju and the other Hokage]], almost as if he wants to make sure he's not going off half-cocked.
6th Dec '15 6:17:29 PM nombretomado
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** In ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', Valeris airs her concerns to Spock about this new Federation-Klingon peace. SFDebris noted Spock doesn't realize how concerned she is at this moment.

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** In ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', Valeris airs her concerns to Spock about this new Federation-Klingon peace. SFDebris WebSite/SFDebris noted Spock doesn't realize how concerned she is at this moment.
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