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28th Jun '17 10:17:44 PM PaulA
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* Todd and Margo in ''NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'' may be a couple of obnoxious jerks, but are just going about their lives when, due to their crazy neighbor, their carpet is ruined, their window gets broken, and the police invade ''their'' house by mistake.

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* Todd and Margo in ''NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'' ''Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'' may be a couple of obnoxious jerks, but are just going about their lives when, due to their crazy neighbor, their carpet is ruined, their window gets broken, and the police invade ''their'' house by mistake.
28th Jun '17 10:17:26 PM PaulA
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* In ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'', John mentions that he's killed about a hundred people (though he doesn't keep track), and asks his wife not to be intimidated. She interrupts that she's killed five-hundred and sixty-six.
-->'''Jane:''' Some were two at a time.
-->'''John:''' Are you counting innocent bystanders?
%% Jane's number is pulled from thin air, please correct. %%

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* In ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'', John mentions that he's killed about a hundred fifty or sixty people (though he doesn't keep track), and asks his wife not to be intimidated. She interrupts that she's killed five-hundred three hundred and sixty-six.
twelve.
-->'''Jane:''' Some were two at a time.
-->'''John:'''
time.\\
'''John:'''
Are you counting innocent bystanders?
%% Jane's number is pulled from thin air, please correct. %%
bystanders?
16th May '17 4:21:46 PM nombretomado
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* Poor, poor [[spoiler: Rangyaku and Keikei]] in ''TheTwelveKingdoms''.

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* Poor, poor [[spoiler: Rangyaku and Keikei]] in ''TheTwelveKingdoms''.''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms''.
24th Dec '16 9:01:26 AM Tron80
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* In the ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' the [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lanterns]] fight back against an alien invasion in planet Grax, and Supergirl saves an innocent little girl who was about to be killed. Later on, [[spoiler:Supergirl enemy Worldkiller-1 threatens with body-snatching an innocent bystander unless Kara lets it take over her body.]]

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* In the ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
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''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' the [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lanterns]] fight back against an alien invasion in planet Grax, and Supergirl saves an innocent little girl who was about to be killed. Later on, [[spoiler:Supergirl enemy Worldkiller-1 threatens with body-snatching an innocent bystander unless Kara lets it take over her body.]]]]
** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} Supergirl Volume 2]]'' #23, when Supergirl fights a mutant, the super-villain shoots at random bystanders to keep her distracted.
--->'''Supergirl:''' Good Lord! Don't you care what happens to these people?\\
'''Barry:''' Frankly... NO!
24th Jul '16 4:46:37 PM nombretomado
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* These sorts of characters are often used in ''ChronoCrusade'' to show just how dire the situation has gotten--or how badly the heroes have screwed up. Near the beginning of the series, innocent bystanders are caught in the rubble after a fight Chrono and Rosette have with demons--luckily, Azmaria has healing powers. Later in volume 5 of the manga, several civilians are caught in a battle [[spoiler:between Aion, Viede, and Chrono in the middle of an UnstoppableRage]]. Many of them are killed because [[spoiler:of CHRONO'S actions, and not the bad guys as much]].

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* These sorts of characters are often used in ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' to show just how dire the situation has gotten--or how badly the heroes have screwed up. Near the beginning of the series, innocent bystanders are caught in the rubble after a fight Chrono and Rosette have with demons--luckily, Azmaria has healing powers. Later in volume 5 of the manga, several civilians are caught in a battle [[spoiler:between Aion, Viede, and Chrono in the middle of an UnstoppableRage]]. Many of them are killed because [[spoiler:of CHRONO'S actions, and not the bad guys as much]].
22nd Jul '16 5:06:48 AM Tron80
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* The 1970's anime/manga ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' had Mr. Noodle and Miss Soup, who were always trying to have a romantic moment, but were constantly interrupted by aliens, demons, monsters, and teenagers rampaging through.

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* The 1970's anime/manga ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' had Mr. Noodle and Miss Soup, who were always trying to have a romantic moment, but were constantly interrupted by aliens, demons, monsters, and teenagers rampaging through.



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* In the ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' the [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lanterns]] fight back against an alien invasion in planet Grax, and Supergirl saves an innocent little girl who was about to be killed. Later on, [[spoiler:Supergirl enemy Worldkiller-1 threatens with body-snatching an innocent bystander unless Kara lets it take over her body.]]



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10th Mar '16 12:51:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''PrisonBreak'' when [[spoiler:Michael and Lincoln's father]] appears to be an innocent bystander in the wrong place at the wrong time when Paul Kellerman is about to try to kill Lincoln. Kellerman gets ready to kill the old man, but can't even turn around before copping a shovel to the back of the head.

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* Subverted in ''PrisonBreak'' ''Series/PrisonBreak'' when [[spoiler:Michael and Lincoln's father]] appears to be an innocent bystander in the wrong place at the wrong time when Paul Kellerman is about to try to kill Lincoln. Kellerman gets ready to kill the old man, but can't even turn around before copping a shovel to the back of the head.



* An early ''{{Peanuts}}'' strip had Linus (then a baby who couldn't walk or talk) getting blamed for something, and another character protesting, "He's just an innocent by-sitter!"

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* An early ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip had Linus (then a baby who couldn't walk or talk) getting blamed for something, and another character protesting, "He's just an innocent by-sitter!"
27th Oct '15 9:35:06 AM Willbyr
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* {{Akumetsu}}, no matter how extreme his plans get, will never let the innocent become involved. It's part of what keeps him from JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope.

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* {{Akumetsu}}, Manga/{{Akumetsu}}, no matter how extreme his plans get, will never let the innocent become involved. It's part of what keeps him from JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope.
23rd Sep '15 6:51:03 AM GeneralSpecific
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* The 1970's anime/manga ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' had Mr. Noodle and Miss Soup, who were always trying to have a romantic moment, but were constantly interrupted by aliens, demons, monsters, and teenagers rampaging through.



** Likewise, the 1970's anime/manga ''UruseiYatsura'' had Mr. Noodle and Miss Soup, who were always trying to have a romantic moment, but were constantly interrupted by aliens, demons, monsters, and teenagers rampaging through.
2nd Aug '15 10:49:12 AM nombretomado
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* Saji Crossroads and Louise Halevy from {{Gundam 00}} are cruel [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of this trope.

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* Saji Crossroads and Louise Halevy from {{Gundam 00}} ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' are cruel [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of this trope.
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