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18th Apr '18 2:14:36 PM MikeW
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* In ''Film/TradingPlaces'' when Valentine is framed for drug use and being with a hooker, he instantly is turned on by all his friends. He doesn't grasp it until he comes to the club to ask them to be character witnesses at his upcoming trial only to be coldly told by all of them (including his ex-girlfriend) that they want nothing to do with him anymore and just leave.




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* A recurring motif in Olivia Goldsmith's books will be a character hitting low and quickly realizing who their real friends are.
** ''The First Wives Club'' has each of the wives realizing how fast their society pals can turn on them once their husbands divorce them.
** ''Marrying Mom'' reveals that the supposed con man who had been a RichesToRags type is actually still very wealthy. It seems when he lost his money the first time, he quickly discovered how his wife and others were willing to desert him. Thus, he keeps his new wealth secret to know how folks truly feel about him.
** In ''Young Wives'', Michelle's husband is arrested for drug dealing. It takes Michelle a while to grasp how she's now a pariah at the PTA and other neighborhood events despite how she knew nothing of what her husband was up to.
8th Mar '18 6:10:20 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Compare this to WithFriendsLikeThese and often does overlap with it.

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Compare this to WithFriendsLikeThese and IFightForTheStrongestSide, which often does overlap with it.
this trope.
19th Feb '18 12:00:55 PM Christ2010Grad
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Compare this to WithFriendsLikeThese and often does overlap with it.
18th Jan '18 5:49:34 AM cherrychels
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** Many students follow public opinion when it comes to Harry, being friendly when he's popular and cold when he's unpopular. This is really evident during the fifth and sixth books. During the fifth book, the ministry actively attempted to discredit Harry, pressuring the newspaper to portray him as a lunatic, causing many students to shun him. In the sixth book, the ministry and newspaper portray Harry as some sort of hero and the only one able to defeat Voldemort. This resulted in Harry being swarmed by fangirls, one of whom even tried to poison him with love potion.

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** Many students follow public opinion when it comes to Harry, being friendly when he's popular and cold when he's unpopular. This is really evident during highlighted in the fifth and sixth books. During the fifth book, the ministry actively attempted to discredit Harry, pressuring the newspaper to portray him as a lunatic, causing many students to shun him. In the sixth book, the ministry and newspaper portray Harry as some sort of hero and the only one able to defeat Voldemort. This resulted in Harry being swarmed by fangirls, one of whom even tried to poison him with love potion.



* In the Season 6 finale of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', [[YoungAndInCharge Lady Lyanna Mormont]] gives a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech dress-down]] of all her fellow northern lords assembled, all adult men, for being this to House Stark, and then reaffirms her own UndyingLoyalty by becoming [[spoiler: Jon Snow's kingmaker]]. The lords of the three strongest remaining houses meekly and contritely admit she's right, and they all swear fealty again, [[spoiler:joining with Lady Mormont in declaring Jon the King In The North]].

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* In the Season 6 finale of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', [[YoungAndInCharge Lady Lyanna Mormont]] gives a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech dress-down]] of all her fellow northern lords assembled, all adult men, for being this to House Stark, and then reaffirms her own UndyingLoyalty by becoming [[spoiler: Jon Snow's kingmaker]]. The lords of the three strongest remaining houses meekly and contritely admit she's right, and they right. They all swear fealty again, [[spoiler:joining with Lady Mormont in declaring Jon the King In The North]].North]].
** Jon's younger sister and regent Sansa Stark hangs a lampshade on the flip-flop nature of the Northern lords:
--->'''Sansa Stark''': Yes, they turned their backs on Jon when it was time to retake Winterfell, and then they named him their King, and now they're ready to turn their backs on him again. How far would you trust men like that? They're all bloody wind vanes.
14th Jan '18 10:35:08 AM Dark_Lord_
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* Peter Pettigrew in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He's friends with James, Sirius, and Remus until Lord Voldemort shows up. It's possible he only became their friend because they were popular.
** Many students follow public opinion when it comes to Harry, being friendly when he's popular and cold when he's unpopular.

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* Peter Pettigrew in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He's friends with James, Sirius, and Remus until Lord Voldemort shows up. It's possible he only became their friend because they were popular.
''Literature/HarryPotter''
** Many students follow public opinion when it comes to Harry, being friendly when he's popular and cold when he's unpopular. This is really evident during the fifth and sixth books. During the fifth book, the ministry actively attempted to discredit Harry, pressuring the newspaper to portray him as a lunatic, causing many students to shun him. In the sixth book, the ministry and newspaper portray Harry as some sort of hero and the only one able to defeat Voldemort. This resulted in Harry being swarmed by fangirls, one of whom even tried to poison him with love potion.
** Peter Pettigrew is this very much, only befriending those he can get the most out of. In his youth, he was friends with James, Sirius and Lupin, the former two being among the most popular students of the school. When Voldemort starts his first reign of terror, Peter is quick to align himself with the dark wizard, as staying befriended with his schoolmates, who all actively fight against Voldemort, would almost certainly result in trouble.
** Inverted with Ron and Hermione in the last few books. After Harry realizes he has a long and dangerous quest ahead of him to defeat Voldemort, he almost begs Ron and Hermione to leave his side, not wanting to drag them along with his troubles and endangering their lives. Both of them make perfectly clear Harry is stuck with them during his quest.
22nd Dec '17 5:42:53 PM TallMist
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* In the soundtrack for season 1 of ''Anime/YuGiOh'', the song "I'm Back", which plays during the show, has the lines "Now I see those close to me/They were just fair-weather friends". This is how Kaiba views anyone that claims to be loyal to him in the show as well.
20th Dec '17 12:40:34 AM eroock
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Often a part of an IneffectualLoner's backstory. Compare this to a FalseFriend. A FalseFriend is someone who is never actually your friend, but pretends to be because it will work to their advantage. A Fairweather friend is a genuine friend to you at first, but they'll abandon you as soon as it puts them at a disadvantage. Inverse of PowerOfFriendship. Contrast AFriendInNeed.

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Often a part of an IneffectualLoner's backstory. Compare this to a FalseFriend. A FalseFriend is someone who is never actually your friend, but pretends to be because it will work to their advantage. A Fairweather friend Fair Weather Friend is a genuine friend to you at first, but they'll abandon you as soon as it puts them at a disadvantage. Inverse of PowerOfFriendship. Contrast AFriendInNeed.
15th Oct '17 9:30:32 AM Hedging
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Often a part of an IneffectualLoner's backstory. Inverse of PowerOfFriendship. Contrast AFriendInNeed.

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Often a part of an IneffectualLoner's backstory. Compare this to a FalseFriend. A FalseFriend is someone who is never actually your friend, but pretends to be because it will work to their advantage. A Fairweather friend is a genuine friend to you at first, but they'll abandon you as soon as it puts them at a disadvantage. Inverse of PowerOfFriendship. Contrast AFriendInNeed.
4th Jul '17 4:57:13 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': Referenced in the episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E20DownAndOutInDuckburg Down and Out in Duckburg]]", when Scrooge loses his fortune. After the group walks out of the mansion, fed up with its new owner Fritter O'Way, the triplets propose that they should ask Launchpad or Gyro if they can stay with them. Scrooge refuses, saying that Launchpad and Gyro will treat him like he treated the regular citizens of Duckburg when he was wealthy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': Referenced in the episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E20DownAndOutInDuckburg Down and Out in Duckburg]]", when Scrooge loses his fortune. After the group walks out of the mansion, fed up with its new owner Fritter O'Way, the triplets propose that they should ask Launchpad or Gyro if they can stay with them. Scrooge refuses, saying that Launchpad and Gyro will treat him like he treated the regular citizens of Duckburg when he was wealthy.
28th May '17 11:27:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Crash}}'': Employed in one of this film's subplots as part of the anti-racism [[AnAesop aesop]]. Sandra Bullock's character, a lonely woman married to a wealthy but frequently absent husband, has previously shown hostility to a Mexican repairman. Later on, she takes a fall in her home that leaves her unable to walk and she calls one of her white upper-class lady friends for help. Her "friend" ignores her plea, but her Mexican maid does come to her aid.
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