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31st Oct '15 5:28:33 PM nombretomado
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* [[OneDirection Harry Styles]] was recently advised by his bandmates not to respond to TaylorSwift's unflattering parody of him.

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* [[OneDirection [[Music/OneDirection Harry Styles]] was recently advised by his bandmates not to respond to TaylorSwift's unflattering parody of him.
11th May '15 7:43:42 AM HiddenWindshield
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': [[spoiler: President? Do you know how much power I'd have to give up? I spent 75 million dollars on a fake campaign just to tick Superman off.]] Worst part? it works, but [[spoiler: Superman destroys Luthor's city instead, and makes Captain Marvel quit the League.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': [[spoiler: President? Do you know how much power I'd have to give up? I spent In his own words, Comicbook/LexLuthor "Spent 75 million dollars on a [[spoiler:a fake campaign presidential campaign]], just to tick Superman piss Comicbook/{{Superman}} off.]] Worst part? it works, but [[spoiler: Superman destroys Luthor's city instead, and makes Captain Marvel quit the League.]]"
11th May '15 7:35:35 AM HiddenWindshield
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Naturally, this trope can tend to be a pretty heavy BrokenAesop- the NaiveEverygirl must forgive and understand and offer her friendship to the AlphaBitch no matter how badly and rudely and unfairly she's treated... but don't expect anybody to cut you a break, ever. The number of times main characters must learn to accept jerks and devils in plain sight because "it's the right thing to do" is exactly proportionate to the number of times they [[SelectiveEnforcement can't get away with similar infractions.]]

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Naturally, this trope can tend to be a pretty heavy BrokenAesop- the NaiveEverygirl must forgive and understand and offer her friendship to the AlphaBitch no matter how badly and rudely and unfairly she's treated... but don't expect anybody to cut you her a break, ever. The number of times main characters must learn to accept jerks and devils in plain sight because "it's the right thing to do" is exactly proportionate to the number of times they [[SelectiveEnforcement can't get away with similar infractions.]]
30th Apr '15 12:45:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Comicbook/Venom}} #5,'' Flash Thompson gets into a confrontation with his abusive alcoholic father which nearly turns violent. As he avoids his father's drunken swing and almost hits him back, we hear his thought process:

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* In ''{{Comicbook/Venom}} ''Comicbook/{{Venom}} #5,'' Flash Thompson gets into a confrontation with his abusive alcoholic father which nearly turns violent. As he avoids his father's drunken swing and almost hits him back, we hear his thought process:



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* In the movie ''The Believer'', the skinhead main character and his skinhead friends walk into a kosher deli and start loudly demanding ham and cheese sandwiches. They successfully provoke the owner of the deli into attacking them (after they refuse to leave), and the judge who sentences them finds both sides equally at fault.
* A particularly cruel variation in ''ThePatriot'': The villain kills the hero's civilian son in front of him early in the film and later tries to bait the hero into breaking a truce by bringing it up.
* In the film ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', a fleet officer taunts the main character, Johnny Rico, trying to get him to fight back. When Johnny tells him that he would have to be insane to hit an officer, the man tells him to 'disregard rank'. This ends in an all out brawl. This is a aversion because the room was full of people, including officers who outranked them both, who heard the guy loudly announce "We are disregarding rank" right before Rico beat the shit out of him.
* [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] in ''{{Paranorman}}''. While this trope is, for obvious reasons, normally less serious than its [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim life or death counterpart]], [[spoiler: adding in the element of forced undeath makes Agatha capable of psychologically tormenting her murderers to the extent that Norman's declaration that she is just like them doesn't ring hollow (particularly given that she has ''already'' killed them)]].

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* In the movie ''The Believer'', the skinhead main character and his skinhead friends walk into a kosher deli and start loudly demanding ham and cheese sandwiches. They successfully provoke the owner of the deli into attacking them (after they refuse to leave), and the judge who sentences them finds both sides equally at fault.
* A particularly cruel variation in ''ThePatriot'': The villain kills the hero's civilian son in front of him early in the film and later tries to bait the hero into breaking a truce by bringing it up.
* In the film ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', a fleet officer taunts the main character, Johnny Rico, trying to get him to fight back. When Johnny tells him that he would have to be insane to hit an officer, the man tells him to 'disregard rank'. This ends in an all out brawl. This is a aversion because the room was full of people, including officers who outranked them both, who heard the guy loudly announce "We are disregarding rank" right before Rico beat the shit out of him.
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* [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] in ''{{Paranorman}}''.''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman''. While this trope is, for obvious reasons, normally less serious than its [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim life or death counterpart]], [[spoiler: adding in the element of forced undeath makes Agatha capable of psychologically tormenting her murderers to the extent that Norman's declaration that she is just like them doesn't ring hollow (particularly given that she has ''already'' killed them)]].



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* In the movie ''Film/TheBeliever'', the skinhead main character and his skinhead friends walk into a kosher deli and start loudly demanding ham and cheese sandwiches. They successfully provoke the owner of the deli into attacking them (after they refuse to leave), and the judge who sentences them finds both sides equally at fault.
* A particularly cruel variation in ''Film/ThePatriot'': The villain kills the hero's civilian son in front of him early in the film and later tries to bait the hero into breaking a truce by bringing it up.
* In the film ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', a fleet officer taunts the main character, Johnny Rico, trying to get him to fight back. When Johnny tells him that he would have to be insane to hit an officer, the man tells him to 'disregard rank'. This ends in an all out brawl. This is a aversion because the room was full of people, including officers who outranked them both, who heard the guy loudly announce "We are disregarding rank" right before Rico beat the shit out of him.
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* Done on ''{{Taxi}}'' - a snobby hairdresser (Ted Danson!) deliberately gives Elaine a frightful haircut. She vows revenge, going back with her friends, and is just about to dump a bowl of some viscous goo on him, when Alex tells her "You do that and you're no better than him!". She agrees and they start to leave. Louie excuses himself, turns back and dumps the stuff on him, saying "''[[PoisonousFriend She]]'' [[PoisonousFriend may be better than you, but]] ''[[PoisonousFriend I]]'' [[PoisonousFriend ain't!]]"

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* Done on ''{{Taxi}}'' ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' - a snobby hairdresser (Ted Danson!) deliberately gives Elaine a frightful haircut. She vows revenge, going back with her friends, and is just about to dump a bowl of some viscous goo on him, when Alex tells her "You do that and you're no better than him!". She agrees and they start to leave. Louie excuses himself, turns back and dumps the stuff on him, saying "''[[PoisonousFriend She]]'' [[PoisonousFriend may be better than you, but]] ''[[PoisonousFriend I]]'' [[PoisonousFriend ain't!]]"



* In ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', the Sith on the planet Manaan relentlessly taunt and provoke Republic soldiers (including the player character). Anyone who responds in kind ends up being jailed. The only way to get around them is to ignore them. (Except in one case where you can actually threaten the Sith; when she calls over a nearby Selkath official, you can Force Persuade the official to believe she was the one responsible.)
* In one Allied mission in RedAlert 3, the Soviet commando is constantly taunting your own unit about how superior she is. Pleasingly, if you do well enough in the mission your own commando bites back with some serious verbal smackdown.

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* In ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', the Sith on the planet Manaan relentlessly taunt and provoke Republic soldiers (including the player character). Anyone who responds in kind ends up being jailed. The only way to get around them is to ignore them. (Except in one case where you can actually threaten the Sith; when she calls over a nearby Selkath official, you can Force Persuade the official to believe she was the one responsible.)
* In one Allied mission in RedAlert 3, ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', the Soviet commando is constantly taunting your own unit about how superior she is. Pleasingly, if you do well enough in the mission your own commando bites back with some serious verbal smackdown.



* JusticeLeague [[spoiler: President? Do you know how much power I'd have to give up? I spent 75 million dollars on a fake campaign just to tick Superman off.]] Worst part? it works, but [[spoiler: Superman destroys Luthor's city instead, and makes Captain Marvel quit the League.]]

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* JusticeLeague ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': [[spoiler: President? Do you know how much power I'd have to give up? I spent 75 million dollars on a fake campaign just to tick Superman off.]] Worst part? it works, but [[spoiler: Superman destroys Luthor's city instead, and makes Captain Marvel quit the League.]]
10th Feb '15 10:40:14 PM GopherBroke
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* [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] in ''{{Paranorman}}''. While this trope is, for obvious reasons, normally less serious than its [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim life or death counterpart]], [[spoiler: adding in the element of forced undeath makes Agatha capable of psychologically tormenting her murderers to the extent that Norman's declaration that she is just like them doesn't ring hollow (particularly given that she has ''already'' killed them)]].
17th Oct '14 6:38:15 AM WillBGood
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** Or rather, this is something the teachers and parents keep telling victims of social bullying, [[AdultsAreUseless quite often because they don't want to deal with the problem and prefer the victim to take the bullying silently]].

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** Or rather, this is something the teachers and parents keep telling victims of social bullying, [[AdultsAreUseless quite often because they don't want to deal with the problem and prefer the victim to take the bullying silently]].[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment for various reasons]].
4th Apr '14 4:11:16 PM hbi2k
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* Draco Malfoy and [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the other Slytherin kids]] constantly get ''Literature/HarryPotter'' and the other Gryffindors into trouble by provoking them, helped along by [[SadistTeacher Professor Snape's double standard]]. Hermione is usually the one who holds Harry and Ron back. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Except that time when she's the one to punch Draco, and no teachers around to punish her.]]
** Also that they time it just right so that Snape only sees the retaliation.
*** Or so Snape ''[[SelectiveEnforcement claims]]''.
** Of course, in the first book Dumbledore acts rather cruel by setting the Slytherins up to think they'll win the house cup, and yanks it away right afterward. Then he talks about needing to unite the houses. It's a perfect ending by having the bad guys defeated and the good guys victorious, but how do you think the bad guys feel about their casting? When you feel the rest of the world is against you, you lash out.
*** Though, truth be told, [[BlackShirt the Slytherins don't help their case, as many of them are children of Death Eaters and/or supporters of Voldemort]], and act out their FantasticRacism openly while on school. The only problem is that Rowling never showed a good-natured Slytherin the same age as Harry and the Golden Trio. Dumbledore's favoritism goes to balance Snape's, and it's probably MEANT to BreakTheHaughty and teach them some humility, even though it fails.

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* Draco Malfoy and [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the other Slytherin kids]] constantly get ''Literature/HarryPotter'' and the other Gryffindors into trouble by provoking them, helped along by [[SadistTeacher Professor Snape's double standard]]. They have a knack for timing it just right so that Snape only sees the retaliation, or so Snape ''[[SelectiveEnforcement claims]]''. Hermione is usually the one who holds Harry and Ron back. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Except that time when she's the one to punch Draco, and no teachers around to punish her.]]
** Also that they time it just right so that Snape only sees the retaliation.
*** Or so Snape ''[[SelectiveEnforcement claims]]''.
** Of course, in the first book Dumbledore acts rather cruel by setting the Slytherins up to think they'll win the house cup, and yanks it away right afterward. Then he talks about needing to unite the houses. It's a perfect ending by having the bad guys defeated and the good guys victorious, but how do you think the bad guys feel about their casting? When you feel the rest of the world is against you, you lash out.
*** Though, truth be told, [[BlackShirt the Slytherins don't help their case, as many of them are children of Death Eaters and/or supporters of Voldemort]], and act out their FantasticRacism openly while on school. The only problem is that Rowling never showed a good-natured Slytherin the same age as Harry and the Golden Trio. Dumbledore's favoritism goes to balance Snape's, and it's probably MEANT to BreakTheHaughty and teach them some humility, even though it fails.
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13th Mar '14 10:05:14 AM Prfnoff
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* In {{S-Cry-Ed}}, Maxfell's alter only works when he's in trouble, so he taunts Kazuma by implying that there are bombs in the toys he handed out. Really, he's just provoking Kazuma into making him desperate.

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* In {{S-Cry-Ed}}, ''Anime/SCryed'', Maxfell's alter only works when he's in trouble, so he taunts Kazuma by implying that there are bombs in the toys he handed out. Really, he's just provoking Kazuma into making him desperate.
7th Feb '14 7:30:13 PM 313Bluestreak
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Happens ''far too goddamn often'' in pro wrestling. What makes it worse is that if the face attempts to choose option two (taking the high road) he will get booed by the fans in attendance for being a wuss. FailureIsTheOnlyOption, it seems.
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* Happens ''far too goddamn often'' in ProfessionalWrestling. What makes it worse is that if the face attempts to choose option two (taking the high road) he will get booed by the fans in attendance for being a wuss. FailureIsTheOnlyOption, it seems.



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7th Feb '14 7:28:47 PM 313Bluestreak
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* Happens ''far too goddamn often'' in ProfessionalWrestling. What makes it worse is that if the face attempts to choose option two (taking the high road) he will get booed by the fans in attendance for being a wuss. FailureIsTheOnlyOption, it seems.
* TruthInTelevision, as any victim of social bullying can attest.
** Or rather, this is something the teachers and parents keep telling victims of social bullying, [[AdultsAreUseless quite often because they don't want to deal with the problem and prefer the victim to take the bullying silently]].
* [[OneDirection Harry Styles]] was recently advised by his bandmates not to respond to TaylorSwift's unflattering parody of him.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Happens ''far too goddamn often'' in ProfessionalWrestling. What makes it worse is that if the face attempts to choose option two (taking the high road) he will get booed by the fans in attendance for being a wuss. FailureIsTheOnlyOption, it seems.
* TruthInTelevision, as any victim of social bullying can attest.
** Or rather, this is something the teachers and parents keep telling victims of social bullying, [[AdultsAreUseless quite often because they don't want to deal with the problem and prefer the victim to take the bullying silently]].
* [[OneDirection Harry Styles]] was recently advised by his bandmates not to respond to TaylorSwift's unflattering parody of him.
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