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7th Mar '17 5:49:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', [[spoiler:MarzGurl. She punches recruits to keep them in line, and asks Linkara if he has when he's doing their FBI surprise training.]]

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* In ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', [[spoiler:MarzGurl.[[spoiler:WebVideo/MarzGurl. She punches recruits to keep them in line, and asks Linkara if he has when he's doing their FBI surprise training.]]
4th Mar '17 4:40:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/DasExperiment'': Deconstructed, in that it's shown that both the Guards and the Prisoners ultimately contribute to the escalation. At first the Guards limit themselves to minor abuses such as forcing a man with lactose intolerance to drink his required dosage of milk, but when the prisoners start to riot (largely because of prodding from Prisoner #77, who's a plant from a newspaper looking for a good story) they start resorting to increasingly violent methods to keep control over them. By the end the Guards are beating the Prisoners into comas, keep the junior scientists who are supposed to be monitoring the experiment captive so they can't interfere, and one of them even tries to rape a woman from the staff.
3rd Mar '17 11:12:51 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Wrestling/{{Sable}}. When it became clear that people were switching over from''Nitro'' to ''RAW'' for her, and ''Playboy'' came calling, Vince started giving her preferential treatment. Sable's attitude changed almost overnight, and she started treating the other Divas as employees rather than equals. Not at all helped by them being told that if they did anything to harm her and mess up her looks, they'd be fired. Sable was at the top of the world at that point, but her head got too big and that became her downfall when Vince found people more cooperative to lead the division.

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* Wrestling/{{Sable}}. When it became clear that people were switching over from''Nitro'' from ''Nitro'' to ''RAW'' for her, and ''Playboy'' came calling, Vince started giving her preferential treatment. Sable's attitude changed almost overnight, and she started treating the other Divas as employees rather than equals. Not at all helped by them being told that if they did anything to harm her and mess up her looks, they'd be fired. Sable was at the top of the world at that point, but her head got too big and that became her downfall when Vince found people more cooperative to lead the division.
10th Feb '17 5:23:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': In the episode "Officer Rimmer", eternal prat Arnold Judas Rimmer is promoted to officer after he weasels his way into a captain's good graces (in fact, he was trying to blow up the captain's ship, which accidentally saved him from an asteroid belt). He immediately starts instituting a blatant class system on the ship with the other crew members relegated to crappy service elevators and corridors while Rimmer opens an exclusive officer's lounge and reclines in luxury. Then he goes one step further by creates dozens of duplicates of himself to order around and sing his praises. By the end, he's forced to give up his promotion when he inadvertently creates a Rimmer-hybrid monster and has to beg the others for help.
2nd Feb '17 12:23:05 PM MiddleEighth
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*A literal example in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'': When Paul absorbs or releases a lot of energy, he becomes blissfully intoxicated. And, in the case of being [[LightningCanDoAnything hit by lightning]], he also gets an erection.
**Actually, merely using his power gives him a lift. Focusing on the “background noise” of it makes him high and helps him pass the time at night, because he now [[TheSleepless just barely sleeps.]]
22nd Jan '17 7:30:55 PM Nyame
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* ''FanFic/{{Fade}}'': L, in an eerie parallel to canon!Light. Light himself manages to subvert this -- while he still uses the Death Note, he limits himself, sticks to those limits, and makes active attempts to ensure that he won't follow story!Kira's dark path. It helps that he was effectively blackmailed into the situation.
21st Jan '17 3:17:12 PM zarpaulus
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* An interpretation of Light Yagami in ''Manga/DeathNote'', after using the notebook twice he develops a god complex and becomes a remorseless sociopath who stops at nothing to rid the world of criminals. But when he temporarily loses his memory he decides that the mysterious SerialKillerKiller known as "Kira" is a monster and works to stop him, until he lays hand on the Death Note again and regains his memories of using it before.
28th Nov '16 8:13:31 AM zarpaulus
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* Subverted by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_prison_experiment Stanford prison experiment]] that helped solidify this trope in popular culture. Subjects acted as prisoners or guards and several of the "prisoners" ended up with emotional trauma from abuse inflicted by the "guards". The researchers concluded that the participants' behavior was influenced by their situation, but several critics found numerous problems with the study:
** First, the researchers pushed the "guards" into performing the roles the researchers expected, confirmation bias.
** Second, the experiment was volunteer so the guards were all college students who were interested in roleplaying as prison guards, selection bias.
** Third, even with those biases only one third of the guards showed sadistic tendencies, the majority of them did not exhibit any cruelty and in fact were often friendly and did favors for the prisoners.
20th Nov '16 1:27:59 PM cybertoy0
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* In season 5 of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Sister tells the Reds that she was sent to join their team because their leader dead (Much to their confusion, as Sarge is still alive), and that one of the normal soldiers would be promoted. Simmons eagerly jumps at the opportunity and establishes himself as the new CO, leading to this exchange;
-->'''Grif:''' You've gone mad with imaginary power!
-->'''Simmons:''' On the contrary, I've gone mad with ''real'' power!
18th Nov '16 1:50:13 PM theek01
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* During LetsPlay/{{raocow}}'s LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/CopyKitty'', the abundance of powerful weapon combinations and colourful explosions led to him [[BigHam hamming it up]] way more than usual, gleefully [[AGodAmI declaring himself a God]] and vowing to [[CatchPhrase "destroy the world"]] every few seconds.
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