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13th May '16 5:58:23 PM Pichu-kun
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** Manga/InuYasha's spiritual predecessor [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma Saotome]] occasionally had moments of this, too, but was just as likely to either be retaliating for something rude done to him, or deliberately being rude [[JerkAss just for the hell of it]].

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** Manga/InuYasha's spiritual predecessor [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf * ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma Saotome]] Saotome occasionally had moments of this, too, but was just as likely to either be retaliating for something rude done to him, or deliberately being rude [[JerkAss just for the hell of it]].



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Sayaka is this to Kyousuke, the object of her affections. Kyousuke's passion is the violin, so [[CareerEndingInjury his arm getting paralyzed in an accident]] was a big blow to him. Rather naively, Sayaka thinks bringing him classical music [=CDs=] would relax him. [[BerserkButton She was wrong]][[note]]because it was all music he couldn't play[[/note]], and it sends him into tears at first and into an almost screaming HeroicBSOD later.

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
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Sayaka is this to Kyousuke, the object of her affections. Kyousuke's passion is the violin, so [[CareerEndingInjury his arm getting paralyzed in an accident]] was a big blow to him. Rather naively, Sayaka thinks bringing him classical music [=CDs=] would relax him. [[BerserkButton She was wrong]][[note]]because it was all music he couldn't play[[/note]], and it sends him into tears at first and into an almost screaming HeroicBSOD later.



* When Mako from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' went [[{{transsexual}} outside as a girl]] for the first time alone she ended up running into her schoolmate, and crush, Oka. She panicked, ran away, and almost quit school to become a {{hikkikomori}} however decided to confront Oka later. Oka didn't even notice her and states he couldn't imagine her as a girl anyway.
* Takanashi from ''Manga/{{Working}}''.
** Yachiyo is like this, usually to Satou.
** Yamada has her moments too.

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* When Mako from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' went [[{{transsexual}} outside as a girl]] for the first time alone she ended up running into her schoolmate, and crush, Oka. She panicked, ran away, and almost quit school to become a {{hikkikomori}} {{hikikomori}} however decided to confront Oka later. Oka didn't even notice her and states he couldn't imagine her as a girl anyway.
* Takanashi from ''Manga/{{Working}}''.
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Yachiyo is like this, usually to Satou.
** %%** Yamada has her moments too.
9th May '16 7:09:38 PM animenutcase
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': Keiichi does a variation towards Mion in the ''Watanagashi'' arc, by not giving her the doll he won, reasoning that she's too boyish to appreciate it as Rena (who [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe takes home anything she finds cute]]) would; this instance of his calling out her boyish traits (unlike most other times) deeply hurts her feelings. Keiichi has to get lectured by both Rena and Shion before he finally realizes what he did.

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': Keiichi does a variation towards Mion in the ''Watanagashi'' arc, by not giving her the doll he won, reasoning that she's too boyish to appreciate it as Rena (who [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe takes home anything she finds cute]]) would; this instance of his calling out her boyish traits (unlike most other times) deeply hurts her feelings. Keiichi has to get lectured by both Rena and Shion before he finally realizes what he did. Unfortunately, at that point the wheels are already in motion for tragedy.



* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Jaune -- being unaware of Pyrrha's feelings for him -- sees nothing wrong with pouring out his romantic woes to her.

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Jaune -- being unaware of Pyrrha's feelings for him -- sees nothing wrong with pouring out his romantic woes to her. Later, in a much more serious situation, Pyrrha opens up to Jaune about how she's always felt it was her destiny to save the world, and how she recently found a chance to do so. What she doesn't mention is that it will likely come [[LossOfIdentity at a great cost]]. Jaune encourages her to not let anything stand in her way. In any other situation, the words would be perfectly good advice, but because of Pyrrha's circumstances, it ends up hurting her.
5th May '16 12:39:48 PM Mooncalf
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* A really twisted example happens in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure: Stardust Crusaders''. The team checks into a hotel run by Enya Geil, master of the Justice Stand and actually an assassin planning to kill them all one by one. Polnareff walks in on her while she's trying to dispose of a body, and starts talking about how she seems very lonely running the place on her own, and doesn't she have a son or a family, and wouldn't it be nice to have grandkids running around, and even offers to fill the void for tonight by pretending to be her son. Thing is, Enya ''had'' a son - J. 'Centerfold' Geil - whom Polnareff ''killed''.[[note]] Of course, he was also an assassin, as well as a serial killer who had once killed Polnareff's sister, so he was definitely not an angel in anyone's eyes but his mother's. [[/note]]Enya is ''seething'' and fighting hard to keep from dropping the charade and just stab him there and then. And Polnareff just keeps ''smiling''.
22nd Apr '16 2:00:35 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', this is lampshaded. The man who kindly offered Elinor's suddenly homeless (due to English inheritage laws, they don't inherit the family home, a male relative does) family to live in a cottage he owns just loves to tease girls about their suitors. As does his mother in law. They're very kind people, and cannot possibly know that the man Elinor loves, and whose name her likewise insensitive sister told them begins with an F, is unlikely to marry her, due to his family being against his marrying a "poor" girl. There's also the fact that [[spoiler: he is engaged to marry another, and too honourable to break that promise]], and Elinor has promised [[spoiler: to the girl he is engaged to]] to not talk about that circumstance. They think Elinor secretly enjoys the teasing - as other girls in the book are shown to do. When, later on, the younger and more emotional sister Marianne is subject to innocently insensitive behaviour, she throws a tantrum, and Elinor explains to her that the older woman means well. To add insult to injury, Marianne claims that Elinor cannot possibly know how she suffers. She's properly ashamed when she finds out that Elinor has been suffering in silence all the time.

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* In ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', this is lampshaded. The lampshaded, and happens several times over.
** Sir John, who in all respects is a kind and generous
man who kindly offered Elinor's suddenly homeless (due gives Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters a home after her worthless son and daughter-in-law force them out of their own[[note]]due to English inheritage laws, they don't inherit the family home, a male relative does) family to live in a cottage he owns just loves entail of her late husband's estate[[/note]] teams up with his mother-in-law Mrs. Jennings to tease girls about their suitors. As does his mother in law. They're very kind people, and cannot possibly know that the man Elinor loves, and whose name about her "beau" with the initial of F. (that information being given by likewise insensitive sister told them begins with an F, Margaret, the youngest Dashwood). They routinely tease any young friend about romance in nothing but good humor and well-wishes but in this instance it's quite painful, as Edward Ferrars is unlikely to marry her, due to secretly engaged and his family being against would never approve his marrying a "poor" girl. There's also the fact that [[spoiler: he is engaged to marry another, and too honourable to break that promise]], and Elinor has promised [[spoiler: to the girl he is engaged to]] to not talk about that circumstance. They think Elinor secretly enjoys the teasing - as other girls in the book are shown to do. When, later on, the younger and more emotional sister Marianne is subject to innocently insensitive behaviour, she poor as Elinor.
** Marianne, who eventually
throws a tantrum, and Elinor explains to her tantrum at Mrs. Jennings' endless teasing, brushes off Elinor's explanation that the older woman means well. To add insult to injury, Marianne claims well by saying that Elinor cannot can't possibly know how she suffers. She's she, Marianne, is suffering. (She's properly ashamed when she finds out that learns of Elinor's situation.)
** Near the end of the book, Edward is disinherited when his secret engagement to Lucy Steele comes to light. Colonel Brandon, whose own family forcibly separated him from his sweetheart as a young man, decides to grant him the parish living on his own estate. As he's not well-acquainted with Edward, he asks
Elinor has been suffering in silence all to act as intermediary, not realizing that he's asking his friend to speed up the time. marriage of her love to another woman.
22nd Apr '16 10:46:28 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', the Gardeners, a religious sect basing their philosophy on works of one Jaume dels Flors, is prone to praising their spiritual guru whenever Karyl is present, which is painful for Karyl, as dels Flors is the man who killed him (Karyl [[BackFromTheDead got better]]).
10th Apr '16 2:37:28 AM Hjortron18
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* Sid from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', especially in ''The Meltdown'', where he makes several insensitive remarks towards Manny, who thinks that he's the last of his kind.

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* Sid from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', especially in ''The Meltdown'', where he makes several insensitive remarks towards Manny, who thinks that he's [[TheLastOfHisKind the last of his kind.kind]].
10th Apr '16 2:34:20 AM Hjortron18
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* Sid from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', especially in ''The Meltdown'', where he makes several insensitive remarks towards Manny, who thinks that he's the last of his kind.
-->'''Sid:''' Stop, hey-hey, what's that sound? All the mammoths are in the ground!
-->'''Manny:''' Stop singing, Sid!
-->'''Sid:''' If your species will continue clap your hands!
3rd Apr '16 7:37:39 PM bobwolf
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Judy, to the extreme. While she's certainly making an effort to be open-minded, her comments about predators being naturally predisposed to violence almost starts race riots in Zootopia and nearly ruins her friendship with Nick.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': All over the place.
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Judy, to the extreme. While she's certainly making an effort to be open-minded, her comments about predators being naturally predisposed to violence almost starts race riots in Zootopia and nearly ruins her friendship with Nick.Nick.
** Nick himself isn't innocent for pawing all over Dawn Bellwether's fluffy wool without her permission. He's thrilled to get the chance to touch it and doesn't realize what he's doing is rude at best and as prejudiced as following any other stereotype.
** A subtle one happens between Judy and Bellwether after Judy volunteers to take the Otterton case. Bellwether says that "us little guys have to stick together," to which Judy responds, "Like glue." Bellwether chuckles uncomfortably, but says nothing beyond a quiet, "Good one". Glue is traditionally made out of the hooves, hides and bones of ungulates, so comparing a sheep to glue could be construed as racist. (Double-edged, at that one of the other things glue can be made from is rabbit skin. No wonder Bellwether's so uncomfortable.)
** A fairly mild instance occurs between Judy and Clawhauser early on. He gushes over how cute she is and clearly means no harm by it, but Judy replies that it's very condescending for a non-rabbit to call a rabbit cute.
3rd Apr '16 6:23:44 AM 425599167
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* Sunati of ''Webcomic/AlwaysHuman'' makes the mistake of regarding her girlfriend Austen as InspirationallyDisadvantaged due to her inability to use "mods", nanotech body modifications used in the scifi setting, which offends the latter.
30th Mar '16 12:32:54 PM autoslizer
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': Batman is frequently told how he can never the loss of loved ones or he hears others talking about how horrible being an orphan is. A darker consequence of secret identities than most.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': Batman is frequently told how he can never understand the loss of loved ones or he hears has to hear others talking talk about how horrible being an orphan is. A darker consequence of secret identities than most.
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