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6th Jan '16 10:02:20 PM jormis29
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* In the mystery film ''[[Film/TheThinMan After the Thin Man]]'', Nora Charles's cousin Selma chooses one man over another to marry. The "winner" proves to be a [[spoiler:cold-hearted philanderer]] while the "loser" is [[spoiler:finally revealed to be a raving madman]]. Selma's mother: "You sure can pick 'em!"
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* In the mystery film ''[[Film/TheThinMan After the Thin Man]]'', ''Film/AfterTheThinMan'', Nora Charles's cousin Selma chooses one man over another to marry. The "winner" proves to be a [[spoiler:cold-hearted philanderer]] while the "loser" is [[spoiler:finally revealed to be a raving madman]]. Selma's mother: "You sure can pick 'em!"
5th Jan '16 10:04:01 AM Willbyr
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* Ayase of ''OkaneGaNai'': his cousin ''sold him to the Yakuza'' and he thinks it was just a "misunderstanding." This is also the guy who surrounds himself with "friends" who - without exception - are trying to get in his pants. And he keeps thinking that it's also just a "misunderstanding" when one of his "best friends" tries to rape him. Twice. And then chain him to a bed post in his room. Aaaand he lives with the loan shark who ''bought him'' from said cousin. For more details just look in the TooDumbToLive entry. He's there too.
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* Ayase of ''OkaneGaNai'': ''Manga/OkaneGaNai'': his cousin ''sold him to the Yakuza'' and he thinks it was just a "misunderstanding." This is also the guy who surrounds himself with "friends" who - without exception - are trying to get in his pants. And he keeps thinking that it's also just a "misunderstanding" when one of his "best friends" tries to rape him. Twice. And then chain him to a bed post in his room. Aaaand he lives with the loan shark who ''bought him'' from said cousin. For more details just look in the TooDumbToLive entry. He's there too.
19th Dec '15 4:30:26 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': One of Katniss Everdeen's biggest flaws. Quite simply, she has a nasty habit of always assuming the worst of everyone she meets when these people ironically often end up saving her life and or genuinely caring about her. Her trust issues mostly stem from her childhood trauma of never having anyone to be there for her and in turn having to be there for her younger sister.
14th Dec '15 6:40:08 AM StFan
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->'''Jafar''': I don't trust him, sire.\\ '''Sultan''': Nonsense! One thing I pride myself on, Jafar... I'm an excellent judge of character.\\ '''Iago''': Oh, excellent judge, sure... NOT!
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->'''Jafar''': ->'''Jafar:''' I don't trust him, sire.\\ '''Sultan''': '''Sultan:''' Nonsense! One thing I pride myself on, Jafar... I'm an excellent judge of character.\\ '''Iago''': '''Iago:''' Oh, excellent judge, sure... NOT!

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* Recently, [[http://joshreads.com/?p=2706 The Comics Curmudgeon]] had a ''lot'' of fun pointing out how Adrian and later her father from ''MaryWorth'' fit this mold. * SpiderMan examples:
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* Recently, [[http://joshreads.com/?p=2706 The Comics Curmudgeon]] had a ''lot'' of fun pointing out how Adrian and later her father from ''MaryWorth'' fit this mold. * SpiderMan ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': examples:

* When NewspaperComic/TheWizardOfId goes away on vacation, the guys he hires to look after his lab are, well, [[http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid/2015/02/05 see for yourself]].

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[[folder:Fanfiction]][[folder:Comic Strips]] * [[http://joshreads.com/?p=2706 The Comics Curmudgeon]] has a ''lot'' of fun pointing out how Adrian and later her father from ''ComicStrip/MaryWorth'' fit this mold. * ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'': When the Wizard goes away on vacation, the guys he hires to look after his lab are, well, [[http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid/2015/02/05 see for yourself]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:Fan Works]]

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-->'''Mozzie''': You, women, and business do not mix well!
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-->'''Mozzie''': -->'''Mozzie:''' You, women, and business do not mix well!

[[folder: Mythology]] * From Myth/GreekMythology, Aphrodite. Seriously, her husband Hephaestus may not have been a prize catch, but falling for Ares, the homicidal god of war? The fact that she was likely the ''only'' one who even ''liked'' him should have tipped her off that he was bad news. She ''really'' could have done better. ** Depending on the myth, Aphrodite [[BitchInSheepsClothing might not be any better than Ares]]. ** AllGirlsWantBadBoys, plus "All's fair in ''love'' and ''war''."
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[[folder: Mythology]] [[folder:Myths & Religion]] * From Myth/GreekMythology, Aphrodite. Seriously, her husband Hephaestus may not have been a prize catch, but falling for Ares, the homicidal god of war? The fact that she was likely the ''only'' one who even ''liked'' him should have tipped her off that he was bad news. She ''really'' could have done better. \n** Depending Though depending on the myth, Aphrodite [[BitchInSheepsClothing might not be any better than Ares]]. ** Ares]]. AllGirlsWantBadBoys, plus "All's fair in ''love'' and ''war''."

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[[folder: Western Animation ]] * The title characters from ''[[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead Beavis and Butt-Head]]''. Even when they get their asses kicked by Todd, they still think he's cool and aspire to join his gang. In fact, every single hoodlum, criminal, and {{Jerkass}} they meet is "cool" by their standards. Then again, when you consider their priorities and interests, it's not that surprising.
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[[folder: Western Animation ]] [[folder:Western Animation]] * ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'': ** The title characters from ''[[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead Beavis and Butt-Head]]''.characters. Even when they get their asses kicked by Todd, they still think he's cool and aspire to join his gang. In fact, every single hoodlum, criminal, and {{Jerkass}} they meet is "cool" by their standards. Then again, when you consider their priorities and interests, it's not that surprising.

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** Nearly 50 years earlier, UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant saw the second term of his presidency marred by corruption scandals involving several members of his Cabinet; despite the fact Grant himself was honest. * Jefferson Davis was this as well - he thought himself a great judge of character while really he was mostly just a great judge of who liked him and who didn't.
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** * Nearly 50 years earlier, UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant saw the second term of his presidency marred by corruption scandals involving several members of his Cabinet; despite the fact Grant himself was honest. * Jefferson Davis was this as well - -- he thought himself a great judge of character while really he was mostly just a great judge of who liked him and who didn't.
28th Nov '15 8:41:44 PM MikeW
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* Liz Lemon of ''Series/30Rock'' has this in spades. There's her long list of horrible dates and trusting the wrong men. There's the fact she counts Jenna as a friend despite the fact the woman is a hopeless narcissist. There's continuing to fail to realize the depths of Tracy's stupidity and insanity until it causes trouble. And there's her failure to realize that yes, Jack really is that amazingly selfish and shallow sometimes. ** Most notably, Liz is a horrible judge of her ''own'' character. She talked in high school of being the picked-on nerd only to discover she was the horrible bully putting everyone down. For example, she constantly talked to a "friend" on his being gay and such but he saw it as horrible insults. When she says at the reunion she just wanted to give him the courage to come out, he asks "come out of what?" and introduces his wife.
27th Nov '15 9:23:06 AM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': One of Katniss's biggest flaws. Quite simply, she has a nasty habit of always assuming the worst of everyone she meets when these people ironically often end up saving her life and or genuinely caring about her. Her trust issues mostly stem from her childhood trauma of never having anyone to be there for her and in turn having to be there for her younger sister.
24th Nov '15 2:34:53 PM LadyJaneGrey
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** Of course, that was nothing compared to Glory Grant, J. Jonah Jameson's secretary at the ''Daily Bugle''. Her one-time lover Edwardo Lobo was a Mexican mobster ''and'' [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent a mutant werewolf]]; she didn't know at first, but even after she found out, she was okay with it! She continued to love him until the very end, [[spoiler: when a gang war between the Lobos Syndicate and ComicBookTheKingpin's organization concluded in a violent and bloody melee, which resulted in Spidey grappling with Edwardo in werebeast form. Glory grabbed a gun that had been dropped by the Kingpin's NumberTwo, and actually tried to shoot Spider-Man to save Edwardo; but she missed, hitting Edwardo instead and killing him]].
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** Of course, that was nothing compared to Glory Grant, J. Jonah Jameson's secretary at the ''Daily Bugle''. Her one-time lover Edwardo Lobo was a Mexican mobster ''and'' [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent a mutant werewolf]]; she didn't know at first, but even after she found out, she was okay with it! She continued to love him until the very end, [[spoiler: when a gang war between the Lobos Syndicate and ComicBookTheKingpin's ComicBook/TheKingpin's organization concluded in a violent and bloody melee, which resulted in Spidey grappling with Edwardo in werebeast form. Glory grabbed a gun that had been dropped by the Kingpin's NumberTwo, and actually tried to shoot Spider-Man to save Edwardo; but she missed, hitting Edwardo instead and killing him]].
21st Nov '15 10:11:58 AM nombretomado
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* Susan of ''{{Candorville}}'' has made some pretty bad decisions, such as trying a bit of OperationJealousy on her [[ObliviousToLove oblivious friend]] Lemont (it doesn't work; not only does [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy he want her to be happy]], it leaves him open to pursue an online relationship with his college crush, [[LoveDodecahedron who happens to be Susan's married ex-best friend]]) or adopting a dog that's obviously a wolf [[spoiler:that might be Lemont's vampire baby momma in disguise]].
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* Susan of ''{{Candorville}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' has made some pretty bad decisions, such as trying a bit of OperationJealousy on her [[ObliviousToLove oblivious friend]] Lemont (it doesn't work; not only does [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy he want her to be happy]], it leaves him open to pursue an online relationship with his college crush, [[LoveDodecahedron who happens to be Susan's married ex-best friend]]) or adopting a dog that's obviously a wolf [[spoiler:that might be Lemont's vampire baby momma in disguise]].
5th Nov '15 4:39:59 PM nombretomado
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* A cynic could very well consider Akane Tendo of ''RanmaOneHalf'' to be one of these. She is convinced that Ryoga Hibiki is a sweet, gentle, kind-hearted person and her best friend. While he ''does'' make some good character growth, Ryoga is very flawed as well: petty, melancholic, obsessive, childish, and obsessed with wooing her, and her blindness to his romantic intentions is one of the things that upsets him the most. She blatantly ignores things like the fact he was once part of a plot to kidnap her because he does things like choke down her [[LethalChef repulsive food]] and lie that it tastes delicious, immediately leaps to assault Ranma when Akane gets angry or upset, and otherwise goes out of his way to stroke her ego. In fact, it's possible that ''this'' is the keystone behind her apparent inability to realise he is really her pet pig P-chan: she thinks so highly of him that she can't conceive he would abuse her trust and stain her honor the way that pretending to be an animal so he can, among other things, sleep in her bed.
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* A cynic could very well consider Akane Tendo of ''RanmaOneHalf'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' to be one of these. She is convinced that Ryoga Hibiki is a sweet, gentle, kind-hearted person and her best friend. While he ''does'' make some good character growth, Ryoga is very flawed as well: petty, melancholic, obsessive, childish, and obsessed with wooing her, and her blindness to his romantic intentions is one of the things that upsets him the most. She blatantly ignores things like the fact he was once part of a plot to kidnap her because he does things like choke down her [[LethalChef repulsive food]] and lie that it tastes delicious, immediately leaps to assault Ranma when Akane gets angry or upset, and otherwise goes out of his way to stroke her ego. In fact, it's possible that ''this'' is the keystone behind her apparent inability to realise he is really her pet pig P-chan: she thinks so highly of him that she can't conceive he would abuse her trust and stain her honor the way that pretending to be an animal so he can, among other things, sleep in her bed.
31st Oct '15 10:17:34 PM PikaHikariKT
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** In the Kalos arc, Alain is this to Lysandre. Lysandre gets Alain to help his goals to use Mega Evolution for peaceful purposes, when in reality he's been the mastermind behind almost everything that happens in the Mega Evolution specials and eventually the main series.
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** In the Kalos arc, Alain is this to Lysandre. Lysandre gets Alain to help his goals to use Mega Evolution for peaceful purposes, when in reality he's been the mastermind behind almost everything that happens in the Mega Evolution specials and eventually the main series.series once Team Flare makes their appearance.
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