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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.
28th Apr '17 6:06:25 PM Gamermaster
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** In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', Teana, [[WeakButSkilled who's quite competent despite not having much magic power or many rare abilities]] initially assumes that the only appropriate response to any mistake or inability to adequately contribute is to try even harder, which in turn leads to more problems. During the mission to protect the hotel, she and the other Forwards, who are essentially the last line of defense, don't see much action, so Teana tries to let loose with a magical barrage rather than hold out until Vita arrives, nearly injuring Subaru if not for Vita's intervention. After getting a harsh scolding from Vita and a calmer lecture from Nanoha, Teana pushes herself in training for several days, and tries a reckless combination attack against Nanoha during a training exercise, resulting in Nanoha blasting her into unconsciousness (which is implied to be partly the result of exhaustion). When Teana wakes up that night and is temporarily taken off active duty out of concern for her health, Teana protests and states her desire to be useful until Signum punches her in the face. After learning Nanoha's backstory and more of her training plans, Teana gets the point and decides to use what magic she has strategically.

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** In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', Teana, [[WeakButSkilled who's quite competent despite not having much magic power or many rare abilities]] initially assumes that the only appropriate response to any mistake or inability to adequately contribute is to try even harder, which in turn leads to more problems. During the mission to protect the hotel, she and the other Forwards, who are essentially the last line of defense, don't see much action, so Teana tries to let loose with a magical barrage rather than hold out until Vita arrives, nearly injuring Subaru if not for Vita's intervention. After getting a harsh scolding from Vita and a calmer lecture from Nanoha, Teana pushes herself in training for several days, and tries a reckless combination attack against Nanoha during a training exercise, resulting in Nanoha blasting her into unconsciousness (which is implied to be partly the result of exhaustion). When Teana wakes up that night and is temporarily taken off active duty out of concern for her health, Teana protests and states her desire to be useful until Signum punches her in the face. After learning Nanoha's backstory and more of her training plans, Teana gets the point and decides to use what magic she has strategically.
14th Mar '17 5:38:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''MoulinRouge'': Christian leaves before the finale of ''El Tango De Roxanne'', depressed at the thought of [[spoiler: Satine sleeping with the Duke]], in doing so missing the point of the song; the Argentinian was playing the part of ''The Duke'', not Christian, during the song; it was a warning that he (The Duke) was going [[spoiler:to do anything, [[RapeAsDrama including rape]], to be with Satine.]]

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* ''MoulinRouge'': ''Film/MoulinRouge'': Christian leaves before the finale of ''El Tango De Roxanne'', depressed at the thought of [[spoiler: Satine sleeping with the Duke]], in doing so missing the point of the song; the Argentinian was playing the part of ''The Duke'', not Christian, during the song; it was a warning that he (The Duke) was going [[spoiler:to do anything, [[RapeAsDrama including rape]], to be with Satine.]]
19th Jan '17 9:02:26 PM Psyga315
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilight's Kingdom Part 1]]'', since Twilight's Element of Harmony is Magic, both she and Rarity assume that the [[AnAesop lesson]] Twilight would have learned to get her [[PlotCoupon key]] involved a difficult magical task, and not ThePowerOfFriendship.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilight's Kingdom Part 1]]'', since Twilight's Element of Harmony is Magic, both she and Rarity assume [[WrongGenreSavvy assume]] that the [[AnAesop lesson]] Twilight would have learned to get her [[PlotCoupon key]] involved a difficult magical task, and not ThePowerOfFriendship.ThePowerOfFriendship... [[AesopAmnesia even when Twilight acknowledges that the Magic in the Element of Magic is the Magic of Friendship from the beginning of the show]].
14th Jan '17 11:03:11 AM Anddrix
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' and its production staff often fall victim to this, as the show's haters and detractors continuously miss the point of this show and fail to understand the jokes and plots.
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