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12th Jan '18 11:38:50 AM RoarkTenjouin
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** If one gets the Good Karma ending for the inhabitants of the Sink in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', [[spoiler: the other residents of the Sink get fed up with the AxCrazy TokenEvilTeammate, the Toaster, and [[ElectrifiedBathtub throwing him in the tub]]. [[DyingDeclarationOfHate His response]] is this - he declares that the sink will rue the day they have bread - '''and no way to toast it!''']].
6th Jan '18 9:43:23 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': In "A Better World," the Justice Lords' fascist rule is such that one man is arrested on the spot simply for complaining about his restaurant bill.
5th Jan '18 1:21:03 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': At one point, Mikami, the 3rd Kira, expands his killing spree to include innocent people who commit such minor crimes as ''being lazy''. Light disapproves of him doing so, but [[PragmaticVillainy only because he considers the move premature]].
2nd Jan '18 11:40:20 AM BeerBaron
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** Guards will call you "criminal scum" and pursue you to the ends of Tamriel, regardless of whether you've committed 5 or 5000 gold worth of crimes. This is generally a common trope in video games, due to simple-minded AI. This was corrected in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''.
** Other examples of AI simple-mindedness: You do something bad (stealing is most common example, but also offensive behaviour, etc. etc.), you are attacked. In other words, people try to kill you. When you are the arch-mage of the Mages Guild, and you take a fork from a table, [[DisproportionateRetribution you are expelled from the guild and everybody tries to kill you]].
** In ''Skyrim'' a quest has you partake in a great orgy of debauchery, after which you learn that you've committed a horrible crime: selling a farmer's prize-winning goat to a giant.
** In ''Arena'' if you do literally anything unlawful the guard will appear out of nowhere. They'll arrest you right? No, whether it's mugging a guy or failing to pick a lock the guards will try to kill you mercilessly.
** Also in Skyrim, rob a guy you get a small bounty, kill a chicken and the entire town is out for your blood.

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** Guards This is a recurring trend throughout the series, relating to ArtificialStupidity as well as ShopliftAndDie. CityGuards will call you "criminal scum" and relentlessly pursue you to the ends of Tamriel, regardless of whether you've committed incurred a 5 or 5000 gold bounty for stealing some VendorTrash or ''5000'' gold bounty for committing multiple murders. ''Skyrim'' takes steps to address this trope for the first time in the series in regards to bounties - If your bounty is low enough, they won't bother seeking you out and, should you speak to them first with a bounty, they can be convinced to let you go since you aren't worth of crimes. their time.
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This is generally also a common trope frequent issue within the series' various [[SidequestSidestory guilds and factions]]. You can be the leader of a given faction, but accidentally pick up an item belonging to another member (thus, counting as theft) or even ''sleep in video games, due a bed that belongs to simple-minded AI. This was corrected in someone else'', and you can be expelled. In some cases, the other faction members will even attempt to kill you.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'' takes it UpToEleven. Committing literally ''any'' crime will cause guards to spawn out of nowhere. Think they'll simply arrest you? Think again. Whether you murder someone outright or simply fail to pick a lock, they will attempt to kill you without mercy.
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''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''.Skyrim]]'':
*** As mentioned above, ''Skyrim'' takes the first major steps in the series to address the issues that come with this trope. That said, it still isn't a perfect solution. For example, you can be defending a town from a rampaging dragon attack, but if you accidentally kill a chicken caught in the crossfire, the villagers and guards will break off from fighting the dragon to attack ''you'' instead.

** Other examples of AI simple-mindedness: You do something bad (stealing is most common example, but also offensive behaviour, etc. etc.), you are attacked. In other words, people try to kill you. When you are the arch-mage of the Mages Guild, and you take a fork from a table, [[DisproportionateRetribution you are expelled from the guild and everybody tries to kill you]].
** In ''Skyrim'' a
*** [[TheHedonist Sanguine]]'s Daedric quest has you partake in a great orgy of debauchery, after which you learn that you've committed a horrible crime: selling a farmer's prize-winning goat to a giant.
** In ''Arena'' if you do literally anything unlawful the guard will appear out of nowhere. They'll arrest you right? No, whether it's mugging a guy or failing to pick a lock the guards will try to kill you mercilessly.
** Also in Skyrim, rob a guy you get a small bounty, kill a chicken and the entire town is out for your blood.
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26th Dec '17 10:42:49 PM ZootyCutie94
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* In ''Toys/TheGrosseryGang'' webseries, according to the "Bug Strike" movie, breaking out into spontaneous music numbers are a crime in Cheap Town. Egghead is at least his 100th strike, yet still continues to do it, regretting nothing.
28th Nov '17 5:41:16 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'': The game begins when Bruce Wayne is violently arrested by [[PrivateMilitaryCompany TYGER Security]] goons and thrown into [[HellholePrison Arkham]] [[TheAlcatraz City]] for the heinous crime of... leading a peaceful protest to have the complex shut down.
13th Nov '17 3:09:49 PM BillyMT
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* Some time before the start of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|Cursed Memories}}'', Etna abandoned Larharl and set out to become an Overlord stronger than him, because he committed the heinous crime of... eating her favorite pudding. An act so vile that [[VideoGame/DisgaeaInfinite a game was made to cover that episode!]]

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* Some time before the start of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|Cursed Memories}}'', Etna abandoned Larharl and set out to become an Overlord stronger than him, because he committed the heinous crime of... eating her favorite pudding. pudding.
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An act so vile that [[VideoGame/DisgaeaInfinite that, to make sure you agree with Etna, [[VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite a game was made to cover that episode!]]that!]]
13th Nov '17 3:08:32 PM BillyMT
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* Some time before the start of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|Cursed Memories}}'', Etna abandoned Larharl and set out to become an Overlord stronger than him, because he committed the heinous crime of... eating her favorite pudding.

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* Some time before the start of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|Cursed Memories}}'', Etna abandoned Larharl and set out to become an Overlord stronger than him, because he committed the heinous crime of... eating her favorite pudding. An act so vile that [[VideoGame/DisgaeaInfinite a game was made to cover that episode!]]
9th Nov '17 9:46:07 PM Discar
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* Webcomic/SchlockMercenary - [[AGodAmI Petey]] warns a Toddfraug captain who was going to wipe out a planetary population with [[DeathFromAbove kinnetic warhead bombardment]] to [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2006-04-08 not add "rounding 'Pi' down to three"]] to his list of crimes.

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* Webcomic/SchlockMercenary - [[AGodAmI Petey]] warns a Toddfraug captain who was going to wipe out a planetary population with [[DeathFromAbove kinnetic kinetic warhead bombardment]] to [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2006-04-08 not add "rounding 'Pi' down to three"]] to his list of crimes.


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* ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'': As the Vice Principal is telling Hijack various ways he could end up taken to the principal's office (wearing normal clothes on pajama day, injuring a fellow student), she is horrified to realize that she's just giving him ideas.
-->'''Vice Principal:''' I swear to various lesser demons, if you wear normal clothes on pajama day I will hunt you down.
27th Oct '17 5:14:44 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/TheOrville'' episode "[[Recap/TheOrvilleS1E07MajorityRule Majority Rule]]", the people of Sargus 4 use social media to determine ''everything'', from what is true to whether someone is guilty. If someone does something extremely minor and a video of that goes viral, then that person can quickly accumulate a million downvotes, which automatically makes him a criminal (most businesses won't even service someone with half that many downvotes). What follows is an "apology tour", with the accused attending several talk shows, where he must convince the public of his redemption. During the "tour", if the criminal accumulates 10 million downvotes, he undergoes the local equivalent to a lobotomy, becoming a perpetually-happy vegetable. Yes, that's right, you can get lobotomized for saying or doing the wrong thing, if someone with a smartphone is nearby.
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