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16th Jun '17 12:45:22 PM CyberTiger88
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* A short scene in the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' manga has [[ArchEnemy Ridley]] watch over the destruction of Samus' home of K-2L that he and his men caused and then meets a 4-year-old Samus oblivious to what he had done. In a case of DramaticIrony, she tries to befriend Ridley giving him a clear feeling of shame. But that was tossed aside when Samus' mother came running towards them to save her which made Ridley go straight back to normal and kill her right in front of Samus. When they crossed paths years later, [[KickTheDog Ridley gloated over how he killed her parents.]]

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* A short scene in the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' manga has mixes this trope and DramaticIrony. [[ArchEnemy Ridley]] watch watches over the destruction of Samus' home of K-2L that he and his men caused and then meets a 4-year-old Samus oblivious to what he had done. In a case of DramaticIrony, she done and tries to befriend him. Ridley giving him had a clear feeling of shame. But shame, but that was tossed aside when Samus' mother came running towards them to save her which made Ridley go straight back to normal and kill killed her right in front of Samus. When they crossed paths years later, [[KickTheDog Ridley gloated over how he killed about her dead parents.]]
15th Jun '17 4:10:13 PM Anddrix
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': when Hope details Operation Nora for Lightning, she realizes that Hope intends to kill Snow out of revenge for his mother's death (which really wasn't Snow's fault). Lightning tries to talk him out of it, but Hope is GenreSavvy enough to know that revenge solves nothing. He just doesn't care, and wants to kill Snow anyways. [[note]]In the end, he doesn't go through with it.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': when Hope details Operation Nora for Lightning, she realizes that Hope intends to kill Snow out of revenge for his mother's death (which really wasn't Snow's fault). Lightning tries to talk him out of it, but Hope is GenreSavvy smart enough to know that revenge solves nothing. He just doesn't care, and wants to kill Snow anyways. [[note]]In the end, he doesn't go through with it.[[/note]]



* In ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'', [[GenreSavvy Sam]] points out to [[TheHunter Dr. Broadshoulders]] that villains are supposed to [[JustBetweenYouAndMe tell their plan to their captives]] for [[EvilGloating 'egomaniacal catharsis']] and convinces him to tell his [[StartOfDarkness backstory]]. As Broadshoulders explains that he's damned to Hell and has given up on examining his own motives years ago, Sam [[KirkSummation calls him out on his crap]]. Broadshoulders stops for a moment, considers Sam's argument and is almost swayed. Then he turns and goes off to carry out his plan [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee without telling Sam the plan itself]].

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* In ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'', [[GenreSavvy Sam]] Sam points out to [[TheHunter Dr. Broadshoulders]] that villains are supposed to [[JustBetweenYouAndMe tell their plan to their captives]] for [[EvilGloating 'egomaniacal catharsis']] and convinces him to tell his [[StartOfDarkness backstory]]. As Broadshoulders explains that he's damned to Hell and has given up on examining his own motives years ago, Sam [[KirkSummation calls him out on his crap]]. Broadshoulders stops for a moment, considers Sam's argument and is almost swayed. Then he turns and goes off to carry out his plan [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee without telling Sam the plan itself]].
10th Jun '17 6:29:53 AM ading
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* ''Film/SchindlersList'':
** Schindler tells Amon Goeth in one scene that real power isn't in killing people, but in forgiveness. Goeth seems genuinely moved by this, and a couple scenes later, when a Jewish boy fails to clean the stains from his tub, he pardons the boy just to see how it feels... and then shoots him almost immediately after.
** Later, while alone with his Jewish mistress, Goeth begins to think that maybe the problem isn't with his feelings for her, but with the Nazi ideology telling him he should hate her. He quickly abandons the thought, blaming it on her evil Jewish powers, before beating her and smashing a shelf full of wine on top of it.
26th May '17 5:50:23 AM MsCC93
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* To the point of AesopAmnesia in following shows, ''Series/FlavorOfLove Girls: Charm School'' dedicated an episode to the titular girls in recognizing the wrong types of guys ([[TheCharmer The Player,]] [[MarriedToTheJob The Professional,]] [[NiceGuy Pushover,]] and [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Parolee]]) and how to find [[TheAce The Urban Renaissance Man]] at a mock prom. The girls have the epiphany of the types they've been with yet '''completely''' [[EpicFail fail to the extent they literally ignored said Urban Renaissance Man no matter what he did and fell for the]] ''exact'' wrong men they were warned of with no sense of irony whatsoever and [[FlatWhat the look on their faces was priceless when the men were revealed.]] [[AccidentalAesop Apparently a good man isn't hard to find so much as a woman might not even]] ''know'' [[AccidentalAesop one when she sees one.]]

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* To the point of AesopAmnesia in following shows, ''Series/FlavorOfLove Girls: Charm School'' dedicated an episode to the titular girls in recognizing the wrong types of guys ([[TheCharmer The Player,]] [[MarriedToTheJob The Professional,]] [[NiceGuy [[ExtremeDoormat Pushover,]] and [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Parolee]]) and how to find [[TheAce The Urban Renaissance Man]] at a mock prom. The girls have the epiphany of the types they've been with yet '''completely''' [[EpicFail fail to the extent they literally ignored said Urban Renaissance Man no matter what he did and fell for the]] ''exact'' wrong men they were warned of with no sense of irony whatsoever and [[FlatWhat the look on their faces was priceless when the men were revealed.]] [[AccidentalAesop Apparently a good man isn't hard to find so much as a woman might not even]] ''know'' [[AccidentalAesop one when she sees one.]]
7th May '17 12:54:47 AM Zeiram1990
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*** In the same episode, Azula herself has one just before Zuko does, where each of the FiveBadBand is sharing some hidden aspect of themselves and their flaws. Azula's is how she resented how their mother, Ursa, lavished attention on Zuko, and her perception that Ursa considered her a monster. She then wraps it up with "She was right, of course, but it still hurt!" This epiphany came back with a [[TearJerker/AvatarTheLastAirbender vengeance in the series finale]], alongside a VillainousBreakdown.

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*** In the same episode, Azula herself has one just before Zuko does, where each of the FiveBadBand is sharing some hidden aspect of themselves and their flaws. Azula's is how she resented how their mother, Ursa, lavished attention on Zuko, and her perception that Ursa considered her a monster. She then wraps it up with "She was right, of course, but it still hurt!" This epiphany came back with a [[TearJerker/AvatarTheLastAirbender vengeance in the series finale]], finale, alongside a VillainousBreakdown.
24th Apr '17 8:41:51 PM rwe1138
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** Mr. Burns experiences one in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E4Rosebud Rosebud]]" after Maggie returns his beloved childhood teddy bear, asking Smithers to write down that from now on, he's only going to be good and kind to everyone.. Smithers realizes that he doesn't have a pencil and Burns responds "Eh, I'm sure I'll remember it."

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** Mr. Burns experiences one in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E4Rosebud Rosebud]]" after Maggie returns his beloved childhood teddy bear, asking Smithers to write down that from now on, he's only going to be good and kind to everyone..everyone. Smithers realizes that he doesn't have a pencil and Burns responds "Eh, I'm sure I'll remember it."
23rd Apr '17 6:30:46 PM Svartalfar
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* Ritsuko in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12141795/23/Neon-Metathesis-Evangelion Neon Metathesis Evangelion]]'' rants internally over how even Rei has more people who care about her than she does, with Shinji and Asuka being outright in love with Rei. Ritsuko realizes she's pushing everyone out of her life to be with Gendo who even she admits shows her no affection, but insists it's worth it because how obsessed she is with him.

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* Ritsuko in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12141795/23/Neon-Metathesis-Evangelion Neon Metathesis Evangelion]]'' ''Fanfic/NeonMetathesisEvangelion'' rants internally over how even Rei has more people who care about her than she does, with Shinji and Asuka being outright in love with Rei. Ritsuko realizes she's pushing everyone out of her life to be with Gendo who even she admits shows her no affection, but insists it's worth it because how obsessed she is with him.
23rd Mar '17 2:07:39 AM TheSinful
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** Even after Rei starts showing emotions and emotional attachments, Ritsuko continues to think of her as a thing and blames Rei for all her problems. Eventually, Ritsuko decides to make Rei pay for all her own pain despite knowing the girl had nothing to do with it beyond Gendo valuing her (as a connection to Yui) over Ritsuko.
13th Mar '17 6:17:45 AM Hjortron18
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* In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', when the Chitauri are attacking New York, Thor tries for a last time to [[LastSecondChance approach his brother]], trying to make him aware of the destruction and the hypocrisy of [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill his plan]]. For a short moment, Loki seems genuinely shocked, telling Thor that "it's too late to stop it". But just when Thor responds that [[HopeSpot they can do it together]], Loki [[RedemptionRejection stabs him and flees]].

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* In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', when the Chitauri are attacking New York, Thor tries for a last time to [[LastSecondChance approach his brother]], trying to make him aware of the destruction and the hypocrisy of [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill his plan]]. For a short moment, Loki seems genuinely shocked, telling Thor that "it's too late to stop it". But just when Thor responds that [[HopeSpot they can do it together]], Loki [[RedemptionRejection stabs him and flees]].
12th Mar '17 6:35:06 AM Hjortron18
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