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17th Jun '16 6:39:46 AM DannWoolf
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* In the Vertigo series ''Hard Time'' Ethan is a 15 year old who takes part in a "prank" shooting at his school only to realize his friend is using real bullets. Sentenced to a maximum security prison, Ethan talks to a pair of lawyers about how he was ruthlessly bullied by the jocks and pretty girls at his school. He relates how he point blank asked the quaterback why he was doing this and the man just replied "because I hate you." The female attorney (an attractive black woman) is thrown, unable to understand this but her husband (a more nerdy white man) is quick to answer.

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* In the Vertigo series ''Hard Time'' Ethan is a 15 year old who takes part in a "prank" shooting at his school only to realize his friend is using real bullets. Sentenced to a maximum security prison, Ethan talks to a pair of lawyers about how he was ruthlessly bullied by the jocks and pretty girls at his school. He relates how he point blank asked the quaterback quarterback why he was doing this and the man just replied "because I hate you." The female attorney (an attractive black woman) is thrown, unable to understand this but her husband (a more nerdy white man) is quick to answer.
6th Jun '16 11:02:00 AM Doug86
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** More generally, the Reapers are a race of robotic EldritchAbominations who cull all advanced societies every 50,000 years. Many in the galaxy at large cannot comprehend that the Reapers are engaging in a multi-species war of extermination, not a war of conquest. The Reapers exploit this by using MindRape to make leaders tell their populations to stop fighting while a peace deal is hammered out. The Reapers offer no peace, but a docile populace is easier to exterminate.

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** More generally, the Reapers are a race of robotic EldritchAbominations {{Eldritch Abomination}}s who cull all advanced societies every 50,000 years. Many in the galaxy at large cannot comprehend that the Reapers are engaging in a multi-species war of extermination, not a war of conquest. The Reapers exploit this by using MindRape to make leaders tell their populations to stop fighting while a peace deal is hammered out. The Reapers offer no peace, but a docile populace is easier to exterminate.
5th Jun '16 12:00:29 AM chc232323
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** More generally, the Reapers are a race of robotic EldritchAbominations who cull all advanced societies every 50,000 years. Many in the galaxy at large cannot comprehend that the Reapers are engaging in a multi-species war of extermination, not a war of conquest. The Reapers exploit this by using MindRape to make leaders tell their populations to stop fighting while a peace deal is hammered out. The Reapers offer no peace, but a docile populace is easier to exterminate.
4th Jun '16 7:57:27 PM gewunomox
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** Early in the series, we have [[WideEyedIdealist Twoflower]] who [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter thinks the better from everyone]] and is convinced that no problem can't be solved when people sits to reasonably discuss them, his worldview is helped by the fact that he also thinks that "he can not get into trouble, because he do not wants trouble to anyone" even in the face of the danger, [[TheFool this baffles danger so much that passes by his side]] (preferably by the one in which [[ButtMonkey Rincewind]] is) letting him unfazed. Only the [[TheCult star cultists]] make him realize that they weren't going to "reasonably discuss" anything.

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** Early in the series, we have [[WideEyedIdealist Twoflower]] who [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter thinks the better from everyone]] and is convinced that no problem can't be solved when people sits to reasonably discuss them, his worldview is helped by the fact that he also thinks that "he can not get into trouble, because he do not wants trouble to anyone" even in the face of the danger, [[TheFool this baffles danger so much that passes by his side]] (preferably by the one in which [[ButtMonkey Rincewind]] is) letting him unfazed. Only the [[TheCult [[{{Cult}} star cultists]] make him realize that they weren't going to "reasonably discuss" anything.
1st Jun '16 2:15:51 PM MikeW
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--'''Lawyer''': You'll have to forgive my wife. She was a triathlete champion at high school so she never had to endure the reality that teenagers don't need a reason to look down on others.

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--'''Lawyer''': -->'''Lawyer''': You'll have to forgive my wife. She was a triathlete champion at high school so she never had to endure the reality that teenagers don't need a reason to look down on others.
1st Jun '16 2:15:33 PM MikeW
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* In the Vertigo series ''Hard Time'' Ethan is a 15 year old who takes part in a "prank" shooting at his school only to realize his friend is using real bullets. Sentenced to a maximum security prison, Ethan talks to a pair of lawyers about how he was ruthlessly bullied by the jocks and pretty girls at his school. He relates how he point blank asked the quaterback why he was doing this and the man just replied "because I hate you." The female attorney (an attractive black woman) is thrown, unable to understand this but her husband (a more nerdy white man) is quick to answer.
--'''Lawyer''': You'll have to forgive my wife. She was a triathlete champion at high school so she never had to endure the reality that teenagers don't need a reason to look down on others.
28th May '16 6:23:02 PM Doug86
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** Early in the series, we have [[WideEyedIdealist Twoflower]] who [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter thinks the better from everyone]] and is convinced that no problem can't be solved when people sits to reasonably discuss them, his worldview is helped by the fact that he also thinks that "he can not get into trouble, because he do not wants trouble to anyone" even in the face of the danger, [[TheFool this baffles danger so much that passes by his side]] (preferably by the one in which [[TheButtMonkey Rincewind]] is) letting him unfazed. Only the [[TheCult star cultists]] make him realize that they weren't going to "reasonably discuss" anything.

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** Early in the series, we have [[WideEyedIdealist Twoflower]] who [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter thinks the better from everyone]] and is convinced that no problem can't be solved when people sits to reasonably discuss them, his worldview is helped by the fact that he also thinks that "he can not get into trouble, because he do not wants trouble to anyone" even in the face of the danger, [[TheFool this baffles danger so much that passes by his side]] (preferably by the one in which [[TheButtMonkey [[ButtMonkey Rincewind]] is) letting him unfazed. Only the [[TheCult star cultists]] make him realize that they weren't going to "reasonably discuss" anything.
18th May '16 4:42:07 PM Piromano80
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* [[DumbIsGood Hego]] from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' insists on believing that his sister [[BlackSheep Shego]] still has good in her, even after she directly backstabs him. To be fair he was right, she won't be doing a FaceHeelTurn anytime soon, but for all his evil Shego couldn't fight against his family, as Dr. Drakken pointed out they defeated her suspiciously easy given that she had stolen the powers of all.

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* [[DumbIsGood Hego]] from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' insists on believing that his sister [[BlackSheep Shego]] still has good in her, even after she directly backstabs him. To be fair he was right, she won't be doing a FaceHeelTurn HeelFaceTurn anytime soon, but for all his evil Shego couldn't fight against his family, as Dr. Drakken pointed out they defeated her suspiciously easy given that she had stolen the powers of all.
18th May '16 4:39:59 PM Piromano80
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* [[DumbIsGood Hego]] from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' insists on believing that his sister [[BlackSheep Shego]] still has good in her, even after she directly backstabs him.

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* [[DumbIsGood Hego]] from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' insists on believing that his sister [[BlackSheep Shego]] still has good in her, even after she directly backstabs him. To be fair he was right, she won't be doing a FaceHeelTurn anytime soon, but for all his evil Shego couldn't fight against his family, as Dr. Drakken pointed out they defeated her suspiciously easy given that she had stolen the powers of all.
18th May '16 4:02:36 PM Piromano80
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* Early in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series, Granny Weatherwax of all people. The Duchess mocked Granny's attempt to make her have a HeelRealization, claiming that Granny was naive for believing that all people really are good deep down. One of Granny's core philosophies is basically "Once you truly comprehend good, you can't choose to be evil." A philosophy that she started vocalizing ''after'' her encounter with the Duchess.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Early in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series, we have [[WideEyedIdealist Twoflower]] who [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter thinks the better from everyone]] and is convinced that no problem can't be solved when people sits to reasonably discuss them, his worldview is helped by the fact that he also thinks that "he can not get into trouble, because he do not wants trouble to anyone" even in the face of the danger, [[TheFool this baffles danger so much that passes by his side]] (preferably by the one in which [[TheButtMonkey Rincewind]] is) letting him unfazed. Only the [[TheCult star cultists]] make him realize that they weren't going to "reasonably discuss" anything.
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Granny Weatherwax of all people. The Duchess mocked Granny's attempt to make her have a HeelRealization, claiming that Granny was naive for believing that all people really are good deep down. One of Granny's core philosophies is basically "Once you truly comprehend good, you can't choose to be evil." A philosophy that she started vocalizing ''after'' her encounter with the Duchess.
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