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18th Oct '16 12:16:04 PM Eddy1215
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* In the WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants episode "Big Sister Sam", Squidward insults Patrick's elder sister, which causes her to cry. In response, Patrick shames both Squidward and ''Spongebob'', even though Spongebob has just been standing there watching the whole thing.

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* In the WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Big Sister Sam", Squidward insults Patrick's elder sister, which causes her to cry. In response, Patrick shames both Squidward and ''Spongebob'', even though Spongebob has just been standing there watching the whole thing.
18th Oct '16 12:10:03 PM Eddy1215
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* Drew Blood and Rory Mondo of Wrestling/{{CZW}}'s [[PowerStable Forgotten Ones]] described [[TheStoner Nation Of Intoxication]] members Devon Moore and Danny Havoc as [[NinetiesAntihero horrible people]] they were going to unleash [[ThenLetMeBeEvil unrighteous vengeance upon]]. Rory admitted [[TokenGoodTeammate Lucky 13]] technically didn't deserve it but they were going to take him down simply because he was in the group too.[[/folder]]

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* Joe from ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'' gets fired from his job as a doctor due to his fiancee and her best friend being MistakenForGay. His fiancee Karen has become a social outcast due to the rumors.

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* Drew Blood and Rory Mondo of Wrestling/{{CZW}}'s [[PowerStable Forgotten Ones]] described [[TheStoner Nation Of Intoxication]] members Devon Moore and Danny Havoc as [[NinetiesAntihero horrible people]] they were going to unleash [[ThenLetMeBeEvil unrighteous vengeance upon]]. Rory admitted [[TokenGoodTeammate Lucky 13]] technically didn't deserve it but they were going to take him down simply because he was in the group too.[[/folder]]

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* Joe from ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'' gets fired from his job as a doctor due to his fiancee and her best friend being MistakenForGay. His fiancee Karen has become a social outcast due to the rumors.


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* Joe from ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'' gets fired from his job as a doctor due to his fiancee and her best friend being MistakenForGay. His fiancee Karen has become a social outcast due to the rumors.
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18th Oct '16 9:21:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': in the "Heck House" segment of episode "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror XVIII", Bart, Milhouse, Nelson and Lisa are sent temporarily to hell, yet Lisa took no part in the chaos they wreaked. She points this out along the way to hell: "I warned you, and yet my punishment is no less severe. That's odd."

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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the "Heck House" segment of episode "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror XVIII", Bart, Milhouse, Nelson and Lisa are sent temporarily to hell, yet Lisa took no part in the chaos they wreaked. She points this out along the way to hell: "I warned you, and yet my punishment is no less severe. That's odd."
7th Oct '16 7:20:20 AM Eddy1215
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* In one strip of ''Newspaper/{{Peanuts}}'', when Linus was being chased by an angry Lucy, he climbed ontop of Snoopy's doghouse for safety. Along with saying she'd clobber Linus, Lucy also dragged Snoopy into it by saying he'd get beaten up to if he protected Linus. [[{{Jerkass}} Snoopy]] [[ThrownToTheWolves immediately shoved Linus off the doghouse to his fate]].

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* In one strip of ''Newspaper/{{Peanuts}}'', when Linus was being chased by an angry Lucy, he climbed ontop of Snoopy's doghouse for safety. Along with saying she'd clobber Linus, Lucy also dragged Snoopy into it by saying he'd get beaten up to if he protected Linus. [[{{Jerkass}} Snoopy]] [[ThrownToTheWolves Snoopy immediately shoved Linus off the doghouse to his fate]].
7th Oct '16 7:18:10 AM Eddy1215
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Compare: MyFriendsAndZoidberg, CantGetAwayWithNuthin, GoAmongMadPeople. If the character didn't do the listed thing, but DID do something else, may become ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne. The opposite of this trope is IAmSpartacus, where people who aren't guilty deliberately associate themselves with the guilty party and AccompliceByInaction, where people who didn't do the act are considered guilty because they [[BystanderSyndrome didn't do anything to stop it.]] Jokes of this kind are a type of BlackComedy. See also MisplacedRetribution, especially when the victim is the only one targeted for what their guilty association did.

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Compare: MyFriendsAndZoidberg, CantGetAwayWithNuthin, GoAmongMadPeople. If the character didn't do the listed thing, but DID do something else, may become ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne. The opposite of this trope is IAmSpartacus, where people who aren't guilty deliberately associate themselves with the guilty party and AccompliceByInaction, where people who didn't do the act are considered guilty because they [[BystanderSyndrome didn't do anything to stop it.]] Jokes of this kind are a type of BlackComedy. See also MisplacedRetribution, especially when the victim is the only one targeted for what their guilty association did.
did. For people who are victimized by just being there, see GuiltByCoincidence.


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* In one strip of ''Newspaper/{{Peanuts}}'', when Linus was being chased by an angry Lucy, he climbed ontop of Snoopy's doghouse for safety. Along with saying she'd clobber Linus, Lucy also dragged Snoopy into it by saying he'd get beaten up to if he protected Linus. [[{{Jerkass}} Snoopy]] [[ThrownToTheWolves immediately shoved Linus off the doghouse to his fate]].
3rd Sep '16 7:21:21 PM Eddy1215
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* ''Webcomic/OrderOfTheStick'': Even though he wasn't involved in Vaarsvuius's DealWithADevil, due to being his/her familiar, Blackwing was dragged down with Vaarsvuius into the Lower Level by the [=IFCC=].

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* ''Webcomic/OrderOfTheStick'': ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Even though he wasn't involved in Vaarsvuius's DealWithADevil, DealWithTheDevil, due to being his/her familiar, Blackwing was dragged down with Vaarsvuius into the Lower Level by the [=IFCC=].
3rd Sep '16 7:20:28 PM Eddy1215
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* ''Webcomic/OrderOfTheStick'': Even though he wasn't involved in Vaarsvuius's DealWithADevil, due to being his/her familiar, Blackwing was dragged down with Vaarsvuius into the Lower Level by the [=IFCC=].
25th Aug '16 9:10:07 AM Eddy1215
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* Played with in a ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'' cartoon where Dudley was kicked out of the Mounties for [[FelonyMisdemeanor eating peas with a knife]]. When asked why his horse had to go with him since Dudley was the one who ate the peas, Dudley pointed out it was with his horse's knife.
24th Aug '16 1:23:13 PM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''Anime/MegamanNTWarrior'', when the class gets into a rubber band fight while Lan is trying to solve a problem on the board, Ms. Suzaki takes away his recess time along with everyone else's.
24th Aug '16 12:47:05 PM fruitstripegum
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* In the WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants episode "Big Sister Sam", Squidward insults Patrick's elder sister, which causes her to cry. In response, Patrick shames both Squidward and ''Spongebob'', even though Spongebob has just been standing there watching the whole thing.
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