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23rd Dec '17 4:58:07 AM DragonQuestZ
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Many of the more [[BlackAndWhiteMorality moralistic]] examples of the InspectorJavert trope stem from this. Sometimes, you'll get a Javert who is simply confused or doesn't have all the facts, but the others persecute people they know are good simply because it's the rules. They're loyal to the letter of the law, but not its spirit.




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* Many of the more [[BlackAndWhiteMorality moralistic]] examples of the InspectorJavert trope stem from this. Sometimes, you'll get a Javert who is simply confused or doesn't have all the facts, but the others persecute people they know are good simply because it's the rules. They're loyal to the letter of the law, but not its spirit.
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23rd Dec '17 4:57:06 AM DragonQuestZ
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* ''Disney/OlafsFrozenAdventure'' hinges on Olaf's belief that he can just find someone else's holiday tradition so Anna and Elsa can mimic it. He doesn't realize, either out of innocence or thoughtlessness, that a family tradition is a personal thing by nature.
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20th Nov '17 6:27:00 PM Malady
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* ''Series/{{Game of Thrones}}'': In season 5, episode 2, Cersei and Jaime Lannister learn that their child Myrcella is in danger in Dorne. Cersei loudly and angrily threatens vengeance if "our daughter" is harmed. Jaime tries to quiet her and reminds her that no one can be allowed to hear that Myrcella is their daughter. Cersei reprimands Jaime quite venomously and tells him "then don't call her your daughter," somehow failing to realise that HER previous angry rant is why Jaime spoke up in the first place.
* Brenda in ''TheCloser'' is many times blindingly oblivious to her hypocrisy when she calls out other people for being manipulative, arrogant, ignoring the rules, lying to her, or ignoring her authority even when others specifically try to make her realize this. It eventually comes back to bite her in the final season and she does start to realize that a series of murders the unit has had to deal with, not to mention the professional difficulties they've had that season, are largely her fault.

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* ''Series/{{Game of Thrones}}'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In season 5, episode 2, Cersei and Jaime Lannister learn that their child Myrcella is in danger in Dorne. Cersei loudly and angrily threatens vengeance if "our daughter" is harmed. Jaime tries to quiet her and reminds her that no one can be allowed to hear that Myrcella is their daughter. Cersei reprimands Jaime quite venomously and tells him "then don't call her your daughter," somehow failing to realise that HER previous angry rant is why Jaime spoke up in the first place.
* Brenda in ''TheCloser'' ''Series/TheCloser'' is many times blindingly oblivious to her hypocrisy when she calls out other people for being manipulative, arrogant, ignoring the rules, lying to her, or ignoring her authority even when others specifically try to make her realize this. It eventually comes back to bite her in the final season and she does start to realize that a series of murders the unit has had to deal with, not to mention the professional difficulties they've had that season, are largely her fault.
15th Nov '17 11:11:17 PM iroanxi
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* ''Fanfic/RobbReturns'': [[spoiler:The message from the Seven, delivered via their statues turning Northwards, was intended to warn their followers against the Others, but many of their followers either misinterpret or choose to believe that it's warning them against the North and the Old Gods instead.]]
13th Aug '17 3:23:27 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 ShootTheShaggyDog Story as had he not sworn revenge, the original villain's schemes would have still outed him as a villain and Amagai(who committed suicide out of remorse after losing to Ichigo and learning the truth) 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 ShootTheShaggyDog Story as had he not sworn revenge, the original villain's schemes would have still outed him as a villain and Amagai(who Amagai (who committed suicide out of remorse after losing to Ichigo and learning the truth) would still be alive]].
17th Jul '17 4:41:41 PM Arcana4th
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* In ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'', [[HateSink Endeavor]] believes that the only thing between him and the title of #1 Hero is that he isn't as strong as All Might, never thinking that it's related to the fact that he is an awful person who scares and is a huge jerk even to his own fans (later chapters reveal he has gathered a large {{Hatedom}} in-universe), while All Might is an IdealHero whose main interest is to make citizens feel safe and protected and inspires hope to the people.
26th Jun '17 6:18:19 AM KnightSpark
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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Arthur}}'s Big Hit'', Arthur gets [[WhatTheHellHero a lot flack from his parents and peers]] for hitting D.W. in retaliation for accidently breaking his model plane. Arthur dismisses the criticisms, beliving that they ignored the fact that he worked all day to put the plane together and constantly reminded D.W. not to touch it, but somehow, it took Binky (who was pressured by the Tough Customers) hitting him that [[JerkassRealization makes realize he was in the wrong from the start]].
4th Jun '17 5:31:08 AM Siempie
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the Homeworld Gems have performed experiments with [[FusionDance fusion]] as a means to strengthen their forces. Unfortunately, they see it as nothing but a power boost instead of a relationship. [[spoiler:By forcefully mashing together gem shards]], all they have created are misshapen pitiful horrors. [[spoiler:So then they went "screw it" and used the results of their research to make a "fusion" out of ''millions'' of shards called the Cluster and stuck it in the Earth's core so that it will destroy the planet upon awakening.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
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Homeworld Gems have performed experiments with [[FusionDance fusion]] as a means to strengthen their forces. Unfortunately, they see it as nothing but a power boost instead of a relationship. [[spoiler:By [[spoiler: By forcefully mashing together gem shards]], all they have created are misshapen pitiful horrors. [[spoiler:So [[spoiler: So then they went "screw it" and used the results of their research to make a "fusion" out of ''millions'' of shards called the Cluster and stuck it in the Earth's core so that it will destroy the planet upon awakening.]]
** In the episode ''"Off Colors"'', [[spoiler: Lars saves the Off Colors from the Shattering Robonoids by blocking their scanners with his body and beating them with a rock. He finishes off the last one by jumping on top of it and jamming a pointed rock in its "eye", causing it to [[MadeOfExplodium blow up]]. He gets flung into a wall with a nasty ''"CRACK"'' and falls thirty feet to the ground. The Off Colors immediately start celebrating and praising his bravery while Steven panics because ''[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Lars isn't moving]]''. He immediately checks Lars's vitals, and [[TearJerker starts to sob]] when [[HeroicSacrifice he can't find a heartbeat]].
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31st May '17 8:03:42 PM nombretomado
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* In TheWheelOfTime, the Aes Sedai are magically bound by the Three Oaths, to [[CannotTellALie "speak no word that is not true,"]] "make no weapon for one man to kill another," and [[TechnicalPacifist "Never to use the One Power as a weapon except against Darkfriends or Shadowspawn, or in the last extreme defense of her life, the life of her Warder, or another Aes Sedai"]]. In theory, this was to stop them from taking advantage of people, but in practice, they focus on the first one, and use it primarily to gain people's trust while [[MetaphoricallyTrue twisting the]] [[ExactWords truth]], so they can more easily manipulate them.

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* In TheWheelOfTime, ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', the Aes Sedai are magically bound by the Three Oaths, to [[CannotTellALie "speak no word that is not true,"]] "make no weapon for one man to kill another," and [[TechnicalPacifist "Never to use the One Power as a weapon except against Darkfriends or Shadowspawn, or in the last extreme defense of her life, the life of her Warder, or another Aes Sedai"]]. In theory, this was to stop them from taking advantage of people, but in practice, they focus on the first one, and use it primarily to gain people's trust while [[MetaphoricallyTrue twisting the]] [[ExactWords truth]], so they can more easily manipulate them.
29th May '17 9:47:03 PM Daedalis
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* ''ComicBook/{{Revival}}'' sees dozens of people come back to life. Jordan Borchardt's mother asks if she saw God during her time dead and is disappointed that Jordan reports only blackness. Off this reaction Jordan slices off her eyelids so that next time she'll keep her eyes open.
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