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7th Jul '16 1:03:37 PM WanderingBrowser
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* Throughout ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Amanda Waller gets away with some pretty dubious things as the head of [[FunWithAcronyms A.R.G.U.S]], despite being TheSociopath, prone to StupidEvil behavior and being an InUniverse HateSink absolutely nobody likes, even those ostensibly under her command. Until roughly halfway through season 4. [[spoiler: After it's confirmed that the sociopathic Waller will let her entire staff be killed off in a hostage situation without even blinking if the alternative is bargaining, the leader of the terrorists immediately shoots her in the head in disgust and nonchalantly starts bargaining with the next best candidate instead.]]
23rd Jun '16 10:19:54 PM kuchiki222
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* In ''Manga/{{Fullmetal Alchemist}}'', [[InvokedTrope invoking this trope]] is a core part of [[TheAtoner Roy Mustang's]] motivation. As a soldier in a past civil war, Mustang and his fellow soldiers committed many horrible atrocities, however, because they were on the winning side, [[KarmaHoudini they were all commended and treated as war heroes.]] Mustang's goal throughout the series is to become the Führer of the country, so that he can ensure that this is rectified. When his subordinate (and LoveInterest) points out that this means Mustang will most likely be tried as a war criminal himself and sent off to prison, Mustang states that that was his plan all along.

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* In ''Manga/{{Fullmetal Alchemist}}'', [[InvokedTrope invoking this trope]] is a core part of [[TheAtoner Roy Mustang's]] motivation. As a soldier in a past civil war, Mustang and his fellow soldiers committed many horrible atrocities, however, because they were on the winning side, [[KarmaHoudini they were all commended and treated as war heroes.]] Mustang's goal throughout the series is to become the Führer of the country, so that he can ensure that this is rectified. When his subordinate (and LoveInterest) points out that this means Mustang will most likely be tried as a war criminal himself and sent off to prison, Mustang states that that was his plan all along. [[spoiler: We never see it occur, anyhow.]]
21st Jun '16 8:57:43 AM MadCat221
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* It was a deconstruction of the KarmaHoudini trope, and all of the villain's slights, misdeeds, and atrocities come back to cause great detriment to the villain.

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* It was a deconstruction of the KarmaHoudini trope, and all of the villain's slights, misdeeds, and atrocities come back to cause great detriment to the villain.
21st Jun '16 8:57:31 AM MadCat221
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* It was a deconstruction of the KarmaHoudini trope, and all of the villain's slights, misdeeds, and atrocities come back to cause great detriment to the villain.
21st May '16 7:13:58 PM kundoo
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has this happen to Jaime Lannister early on in Season 3. After two full seasons of getting away with stuff like [[spoiler:trying to kill a child who discovered him committing incest with his twin sister, and then framing his own brother for the attempted murder]] and [[spoiler:actually killing his own cousin for momentary advantage]], he got off pretty lightly as a [[spoiler:relatively well-treated prisoner of war who was to be returned home as part of a hostage exchange]]. In fact, one of the first genuinely kind and (almost) selfless things he's ever shown doing is intervening to prevent Brienne from being raped when it becomes apparent she's too outnumbered by attackers to defend herself for long. And it works... [[spoiler:but their captors take umbrage at Jaime's superior attitude in doing so, and cut off his sword hand in what basically amounts to an act of senseless spite.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has this happen to Jaime Lannister early on in Season 3. After two full seasons of getting away with stuff like [[spoiler:trying to kill a child who discovered him committing incest with his twin sister, and then framing his own brother for the attempted murder]] sister]] and [[spoiler:actually killing his own cousin for momentary advantage]], he got off pretty lightly as a [[spoiler:relatively well-treated prisoner of war who was to be returned home as part of a hostage exchange]]. In fact, one of the first genuinely kind and (almost) selfless things he's ever shown doing is intervening to prevent Brienne from being raped when it becomes apparent she's too outnumbered by attackers to defend herself for long. And it works... [[spoiler:but their captors take umbrage at Jaime's superior attitude in doing so, and cut off his sword hand in what basically amounts to an act of senseless spite.]]
12th May '16 11:11:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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12th May '16 11:11:29 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** After [[VillainExitStageLeft getting off scot-free]] in "The Cutie Map", in "The Cutie Re-Mark" [[spoiler: Starlight Glimmer returns and gets her warranty expired in a BIG way in the form of Twilight Sparkle showing her ''first hand'' the ''dire'' consequences of her ideals and actions. Starlight's thirst for revenge and interference with the past will [[ForWantOfANail eventually]] [[BadFuture turn Equestria into an apocalyptic wasteland]]. Starlight is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone less than pleased]] with the results and [[HeelFaceTurn quickly changes her ways]]]].
11th May '16 3:35:02 AM Ereiam
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* Homer in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' comes to mind. For the entire series everyone loves his antics, but in the movie Marge actually leaves him over them (though they naturally end up together in the end).


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* In ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', Hans Landa captures Raine and Utivich and negociates with the Allies his immunity in exchange of leaving the operation meant to kill Hitler go unhindered. [[spoiler:Too bad he forgot, when surrendering to Raine afterward, that the man has the habit to let no Nazi go free without a permanent reminder of their past on their forehead...]]


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* Homer in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' comes to mind. For the entire series everyone loves his antics, but in the movie Marge actually leaves him over them (though they naturally end up together in the end).
20th Apr '16 3:26:42 AM AceOfScarabs
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* ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog: Geoffrey St. John [[spoiler:got away with committing treason, which included a long list of actions such as letting Dr. Robotnik usurp the kingdom, because he was pardoned by his then recently crowned master, Ixis Naugus. When Naugus' plan to use mind control on the Council of Acorn fails, and Geoffrey finally sees Naugus for what he is, he tries to appeal to Naugus to change his ways, and gets [[GrandTheftMe possessed]] by Naugus. Now that the book has gone through a ContinuityReboot, Geoffrey's ultimate fate is unclear, but he's no longer relevant to the book. Though it's very possible that he's been wiped from existence [[ScrewedByTheLawyers due to the lawsuit that resulted in said reboot]].]]

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* ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog: Geoffrey St. John [[spoiler:got away with committing treason, which included a long list of actions such as letting Dr. Robotnik usurp the kingdom, because he was pardoned by his then recently crowned master, Ixis Naugus. When Naugus' plan to use mind control on the Council of Acorn fails, and Geoffrey finally sees Naugus for what he is, he tries to appeal to Naugus to change his ways, and gets [[GrandTheftMe possessed]] by Naugus. Now that the book has gone through a ContinuityReboot, Geoffrey's ultimate fate is unclear, but he's no longer relevant to the book. Though it's very possible that he's been [[RetGone wiped from existence existence]] [[ScrewedByTheLawyers due to the lawsuit that resulted in said reboot]].]]
2nd Apr '16 4:04:57 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Sentinel Prime from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is an odd example. In the backstory, he's a KarmaHoudini (being responsible for the incident which got Optimus ReassignedToAntarctica and turned Elita-1 into Blackarachnia), but as soon as he lands on Earth, karma decides to [[ButtMonkey make an example out of him]], starting with disrespecting human traffic laws and falling off an unfinished overpass.

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* Sentinel Prime from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is an odd example. In the backstory, he's a KarmaHoudini (being responsible for the incident which got Optimus ReassignedToAntarctica and turned Elita-1 into Blackarachnia), but as soon as he lands on Earth, karma decides to [[ButtMonkey [[HumiliationConga make an example out of him]], starting with disrespecting human traffic laws and falling off an unfinished overpass.
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