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24th May '18 5:24:34 AM SLOOGOVS
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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 them. 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 [[https://notalwaysright.com/on-the-need-for-hazard-pay-part-5/77137/ a child throwing a can of yams at a cashier]], significantly injuring them. His mother's response? “Oh! Isn’t he cute?! He wants to play baseball!”
29th Apr '18 9:04:51 AM MsZephy7
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', on Christmas Day, Ryuji enthusiastically greets Makoto, Futaba and Sojiro in LeBlanc and wonders why the three of them seem saddened, clearly unable to read the mood. [[spoiler: Ryuji did not realize the protagonist had turned himself in to the police.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', on Christmas Day, Ryuji enthusiastically greets Makoto, Futaba and Sojiro in LeBlanc [=LeBlanc=] and wonders why the three of them seem saddened, clearly unable to read the mood. [[spoiler: Ryuji did not realize the protagonist had turned himself in to the police.]]
29th Apr '18 9:04:10 AM MsZephy7
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', on Christmas Day, Ryuji enthusiastically greets Makoto, Futaba and Sojiro in LeBlanc and wonders why the three of them seem saddened, clearly unable to read the mood. [[spoiler: Ryuji did not realize the protagonist had turned himself in to the police.]]
31st Mar '18 3:34:11 PM Valiona
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* In ''Manga/BloomIntoYou'', many adults sing Touko's praises as being an ideal StudentCouncilPresident who takes after her late sister, not realizing that Touko was putting up a façade, [[spoiler:as was her sister]]. In Chapter 10, after hearing one of the teachers say something to this effect, Yuu, one of the few who's aware of Touko's insecurities, makes a brief internal monologue noting how much the teacher missed the mark.
26th Jan '18 2:53:42 PM Scorntex
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* ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse:'' During ''Tales of Ponyville'', Trixie sees Raindrops out enjoying the rain. Since Raindrops is usually a grouchy sort, Trixie assumes she's an imposter, drags her inside and tries "exposing" her, forcing Raindrops to take a highly embarrassing truth potion to confirm that yes, she ''is'' Raindrops.
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]].
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