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27th Mar '17 8:36:35 AM mkmlp
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* In ''FanFic/PrincessTrixieSparkle'', Trixie opens the story by tricking Twilight into [[FreakyFridaySwap switching bodies with her]] and spends a large part of the story as a SmugSnake, using her new found "royal" status to frame The Mane Six, has Twilight locked up, and [[MoralEventHorizon even boasts that she will have her and her friends left to rot for the rest of their lives.]] So when they are forced to work together in the latter half of the story, [[spoiler: Twilight eventually double crosses and attacks her, thinking she was just trying to manipulate them again and ''no one'' tries to come to her aid.]]

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* In ''FanFic/PrincessTrixieSparkle'', Trixie opens the story by tricking Twilight into [[FreakyFridaySwap [[FreakyFridayFlip switching bodies with her]] and spends a large part of the story as a SmugSnake, using her new found "royal" status to frame The Mane Six, has Twilight locked up, and [[MoralEventHorizon even boasts that she will have her and her friends left to rot for the rest of their lives.]] So when they are forced to work together in the latter half of the story, [[spoiler: Twilight eventually double crosses and attacks her, thinking she was just trying to manipulate them again and ''no one'' tries to come to her aid.]]
27th Mar '17 8:34:51 AM mkmlp
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* In ''FanFic/PrincessTrixieSparkle'', Trixie opens the story by tricking Twilight into [[FreakyFridaySwap switching bodies with her]] and spends a large part of the story as a SmugSnake, using her new found "royal" status to frame The Mane Six, has Twilight locked up, and [[MoralEventHorizon even boasts that she will have her and her friends left to rot for the rest of their lives.]] So when they are forced to work together in the latter half of the story, [[spoiler: Twilight eventually double crosses and attacks her, thinking she was just trying to manipulate them again and ''no one'' tries to come to her aid.]]
25th Mar '17 8:27:16 PM AthenaBlue
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* Later episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' had this happen to Norbert a lot as a result of his increasingly {{Jerkass}} behavior.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', Riley is playing a game of basketball where he [[spoiler:got the center to run off crying by telling her that her parents were getting divorced and waiting until after her birthday to tell her, and she was replaced by an autistic kid. Said socially challenged child [[DiabolusExMachina turns out to be a child-prodigy at basketball]].]]
** Another example was Uncle Ruckus TemptingFate by declaring that if he wasn't correct, [[SmiteMeOMightySmiter may God strike him down]]. [[BoltOfDivineRetribution God does.]] At the same time, this is positive Karma for Huey, who had spent the entirety of the episode trying to prove the innocence of a man on death row. The lightning strike knocks out the power on the electric chair for just long enough that the appeal proving him innocent came through.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}''
** In "Pingu And The Organ Grinder" a thin penguin refuses to help the titular [[{{Woobie}} organ grinder]] but as thanks to him looking [[TooDumbToLive up at the sky]], [[OhCrap when he realizes there's water;]] it's already too late.
* In the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "Barbary Coast Bunny", a sleazy con-man swindled Bugs out of an enormous gold nugget he'd found. Later on, Bugs walked into the man's shiny new casino and every game paid off for him (even the man's gun dispensed coins for Bugs). Hence the moral of the story: don't steal [[{{Pun}} karats]] from a rabbit.
** Also sometimes happens both ways, since rare occasions the usually infallible Bugs acts like an unprovoked {{Jerkass}} usually result in ''him'' being the luckless pursuer for once. His bouts against Cecil Turtle for example were always pivoted by him pompously belittling and challenging Cecil. Cecil beat him every time.



* Another Daffy cartoon, "WesternAnimation/TheDucksters", has Daffy hosting a sadistic game show called "Truth or AAAAHHH!!", with Porky as the hapless contestant put through a series of brutal penalties. When Porky survives the last one (involving a gorilla) and returns [[BewareTheNiceOnes looking homicidal]], Daffy quickly awards him the $26 million (and three cents) jackpot to save his skin. Porky ''promptly buys the station'' with the prize money and puts Daffy through the penalty gauntlet.

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* ** Another Daffy cartoon, "WesternAnimation/TheDucksters", has Daffy hosting a sadistic game show called "Truth or AAAAHHH!!", with Porky as the hapless contestant put through a series of brutal penalties. When Porky survives the last one (involving a gorilla) and returns [[BewareTheNiceOnes looking homicidal]], Daffy quickly awards him the $26 million (and three cents) jackpot to save his skin. Porky ''promptly buys the station'' with the prize money and puts Daffy through the penalty gauntlet.gauntlet.
* In the [[WesternAnimation/MiscellaneousDisneyShorts Disney Short]] "The Ballad of Nessie", Nessie is kicked out of her original home by Mr. Macfroogal, a greedy land developer who paves over her pond and turns it into a mini-golf course. [[spoiler: When the struggle to find a new home gets to be too much for Nessie, she [[OcularGushers cries so hard]] she fills a small valley with her tears, not only giving her a new home but flooding Macfroogal's golf course in the process.]]



* Happened to Preston Northwest in the finale of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', where he went bankrupt after investing all his fortune in the Weirdmageddon. He was forced to sell his mansion in order to preserve his wealth.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}''
** In "Pingu And The Organ Grinder" a thin penguin refuses to help the titular [[{{Woobie}} organ grinder]] but as thanks to him looking [[TooDumbToLive up at the sky]], [[OhCrap when he realizes there's water;]] it's already too late.
* In the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "Barbary Coast Bunny", a sleazy con-man swindled Bugs out of an enormous gold nugget he'd found. Later on, Bugs walked into the man's shiny new casino and every game paid off for him (even the man's gun dispensed coins for Bugs). Hence the moral of the story: don't steal [[{{Pun}} karats]] from a rabbit.
** Also sometimes happens both ways, since rare occasions the usually infallible Bugs acts like an unprovoked {{Jerkass}} usually result in ''him'' being the luckless pursuer for once. His bouts against Cecil Turtle for example were always pivoted by him pompously belittling and challenging Cecil. Cecil beat him every time.



* Cyril Sneer from ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' both suffered and benefited from this trope. When he was a nasty CorruptCorporateExecutive, he would be repeatedly burned and lose money whenever one of his schemes was thwarted. After CharacterDevelopment turned him into an Honest Corporate Executive and he became a better person overall, his luck dramatically increased and he began winning {{Karmic Jackpot}}s.
** Also, the pigs. When they are doing something bad so they can try to get rich, you're gonna guess they will have a karmatic kick in the ass, like in "Second Chance", where they con Woodstock into signing a contract against his will at a sleazy bar. When Cyril comes to save Woodstock, the pigs themselves are forced to entertain people in the bar.



* A relatively minor example from an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Homer taunts Bart for his joining the [[ScoutOut Junior Campers]]:
-->'''Homer:''' How was jerk practice, boy? Did they teach you how to sing to trees and build crappy furniture out of useless wooden logs? Huh? ''[The chair that Homer is sitting on collapses]'' D'oh! Stupid poetic justice!
** A rather less minor example happens in "Marge vs. the Monorail", to the conman Lyle Lanley. He's sold crummy, overpriced monorails to such towns as Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook, and after pulling his scam in Springfield he bolts on a plane to Tahiti. There's just one problem: the flight has a brief stop-over in North Haverbrook... where an angry mob awaits.



* Later episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' had this happen to Norbert a lot as a result of his increasingly {{Jerkass}} behavior.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', Riley is playing a game of basketball where he [[spoiler:got the center to run off crying by telling her that her parents were getting divorced and waiting until after her birthday to tell her, and she was replaced by an autistic kid. Said socially challenged child [[DiabolusExMachina turns out to be a child-prodigy at basketball]].]]
** Another example was Uncle Ruckus TemptingFate by declaring that if he wasn't correct, [[SmiteMeOMightySmiter may God strike him down]]. [[BoltOfDivineRetribution God does.]] At the same time, this is positive Karma for Huey, who had spent the entirety of the episode trying to prove the innocence of a man on death row. The lightning strike knocks out the power on the electric chair for just long enough that the appeal proving him innocent came through.
* Cyril Sneer from ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' both suffered and benefited from this trope. When he was a nasty CorruptCorporateExecutive, he would be repeatedly burned and lose money whenever one of his schemes was thwarted. After CharacterDevelopment turned him into an Honest Corporate Executive and he became a better person overall, his luck dramatically increased and he began winning {{Karmic Jackpot}}s.
** Also, the pigs. When they are doing something bad so they can try to get rich, you're gonna guess they will have a karmatic kick in the ass, like in "Second Chance," where they con Woodstock into signing a contract against his will at a sleazy bar. When Cyril comes to save Woodstock, the pigs themselves are forced to entertain people in the bar.
* A relatively minor example from an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Homer taunts Bart for his joining the [[ScoutOut Junior Campers]]:
-->'''Homer:''' How was jerk practice, boy? Did they teach you how to sing to trees and build crappy furniture out of useless wooden logs? Huh? ''[The chair that Homer is sitting on collapses]'' D'oh! Stupid poetic justice!
** A rather less minor example happens in "Marge vs. the Monorail", to the conman Lyle Lanley. He's sold crummy, overpriced monorails to such towns as Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook, and after pulling his scam in Springfield he bolts on a plane to Tahiti. There's just one problem: the flight has a brief stop-over in North Haverbrook... where an angry mob awaits.

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* Later episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' had this happen ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E19ZeroHour "Zero Hour"]], [[GloryHound Admiral Konstantine]] disobeys Grand Admiral Thrawn's orders to Norbert a lot as a result keep his [[NoWarpingZone Interdictor cruiser]] in the back, [[spoiler:and pays for it with his life when Commander Sato and two of his increasingly {{Jerkass}} behavior.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', Riley is playing a game of basketball where he [[spoiler:got
bridge crew [[RammingAlwaysWorks ram]] the center to run off crying by telling her that her parents were getting divorced and waiting until after her birthday to tell her, and she was replaced by an autistic kid. Said socially challenged child [[DiabolusExMachina turns out to be a child-prodigy at basketball]].]]
** Another example was Uncle Ruckus TemptingFate by declaring that if he wasn't correct, [[SmiteMeOMightySmiter may God strike him down]]. [[BoltOfDivineRetribution God does.]] At the same time, this is positive Karma for Huey, who had spent the entirety of the episode trying to prove the innocence of a man on death row. The lightning strike knocks out the power on the electric chair for just long enough that the appeal proving him innocent came through.
* Cyril Sneer from ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' both suffered and benefited from this trope. When he was a nasty CorruptCorporateExecutive, he would be repeatedly burned and lose money whenever one of his schemes was thwarted. After CharacterDevelopment turned him
''Phoenix Home'' into an Honest Corporate Executive and he became a better person overall, his luck dramatically increased and he began winning {{Karmic Jackpot}}s.
** Also, the pigs. When they are doing something bad so they can try to get rich, you're gonna guess they will have a karmatic kick in the ass, like in "Second Chance," where they con Woodstock into signing a contract against his will at a sleazy bar. When Cyril comes to save Woodstock, the pigs themselves are forced to entertain people in the bar.
* A relatively minor example from an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Homer taunts Bart for his joining the [[ScoutOut Junior Campers]]:
-->'''Homer:''' How was jerk practice, boy? Did they teach you how to sing to trees and build crappy furniture out of useless wooden logs? Huh? ''[The chair that Homer is sitting on collapses]'' D'oh! Stupid poetic justice!
** A rather less minor example happens in "Marge vs. the Monorail", to the conman Lyle Lanley. He's sold crummy, overpriced monorails to such towns as Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook, and after pulling his scam in Springfield he bolts on a plane to Tahiti. There's just one problem: the flight has a brief stop-over in North Haverbrook... where an angry mob awaits.
Konstantine's interdictor.]]



** In "Revenge Of Island" Scott gets catapulted off the island with Fang, who mauls him to the point where he gets the Captain Pike treatment.

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** In "Revenge Of Island" ''Revenge of the Island'' Scott gets catapulted off the island with Fang, who mauls him to the point where he gets the Captain Pike treatment.



* In the [[WesternAnimation/MiscellaneousDisneyShorts Disney Short]] "The Ballad of Nessie", Nessie is kicked out of her original home by Mr. Macfroogal, a greedy land developer who paves over her pond and turns it into a mini-golf course. [[spoiler: When the struggle to find a new home gets to be too much for Nessie, she [[OcularGushers cries so hard]] she fills a small valley with her tears, not only giving her a new home but flooding Macfroogal's golf course in the process.]]
* Happened to Preston Northwest in the finale of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', where he went bankrupt after investing all his fortune in the Weirdmageddon. He was forced to sell his mansion in order to preserve his wealth.


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24th Mar '17 10:59:03 AM gb00393
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** Catelyn Stark believes herself to be on the receiving end of this from the Gods, due to wishing Jon Snow dead in a moment of anger. Made even more poignant since she dies believing that Jon is the ''only'' son of Winterfell to survive.
18th Mar '17 1:13:11 PM Lemia
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* In ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', Judge Wargrave lures nine people who escaped punishment for killing others to an island with the intent of being the instigator of this trope for them. It's quite telling that in adaptations that [[SparedByTheAdaptation spare some of Wargrave's intended victims]], the spared victims are ''always'' revealed to be actually innocent of the murders he believed them to be guilty of.
16th Mar '17 5:11:53 PM morenohijazo
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* Happens to ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'' in almost every episode.

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* Happens to ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'' in almost every episode. Whatever trap he's trying to set for the Caliph, he's the one who will fall into it, so that he ends up blasted into space, trapped in the Stone Age or the 20th century or an alternate dimension, turned into a dog or a frog or a woodlouse or a gold-plated statue or a photograph, turned invisible, and so on and so forth. One particularly memorable example happens in "Scandal in Baghdad" when he has a scandalmonger who can literally sniff out scandals plant a fake story in the papers about the Caliph having an abandoned illegitimate child. When the plan backfires, Iznogoud jails the scandalmonger... who sniffs out that Iznogoud himself has ''three'' secret children whom he had imprisoned so that he didn't have to deal with them - and when Iznogoud is jailed for being a deadbeat dad, the family reunion is far from happy...
15th Mar '17 10:21:53 AM Steven
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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' has Ross get injured by a flying hockey puck and needs to be taken to the hospital for a broken nose. The receptionist in the emergency room [[{{Jerkass}}acts like a complete bitch towards Ross, Joey, and Chandler]] for no reason other than not wanting to be disturbed and she keeps snapping at them whenever they ask how much longer they have to wait. Later on, Ross gets into a tug of war with a young boy over the hockey puck and overpowers him, but he accidentally lets go mid pull and sends the puck flying at the nasty receptionist, hitting her square in the forehead.
-->'''Ross''': Now ''that'' was fun!
14th Mar '17 3:57:55 PM BlackGryphon101
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** Umbridge at the end of ''Order of the Phoenix''. Hates "half-breeds" like centaurs, mermaids, etc. Traumatised so badly by them that the next time we see her (not too long after the incident in question), she's practically catatonic.

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** Umbridge at the end of ''Order of the Phoenix''. Hates "half-breeds" like centaurs, mermaids, etc. Traumatised so badly by them that the next time we see her (not too long after the incident in question), she's practically catatonic. Sadly it doesn't stick.



** Lockhart, who takes credit for other people's achievements then erases their memories. He tries to do the same to Ron and Harry in ''Chamber of Secrets'' but uses a broken wand which causes the Obliviate spell to ''backfire'' and wipe ''his'' memories.
** Having unsuccessfully goaded Harry into [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred inflicting a Cruciatus on her]] in ''Order of the Phoenix'', Bellatrix gets hit by Harry with an ''epically painful Cruciatus'' in ''Deathly Hallows''.

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** Lockhart, who takes credit for other people's achievements then erases their memories. He tries to do the same to Ron and Harry in ''Chamber of Secrets'' but uses a broken wand which causes the Obliviate spell to ''backfire'' and wipe ''his'' memories.
memories. Pottermore shows that this was somewhat intentional on Dumbledore's part at least since he knew some of the people whose memoryies Lockhart wiped and hired him so he'd end up exposing himself as a fraud.
** Having unsuccessfully goaded Harry into [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred inflicting a Cruciatus on her]] in ''Order of the Phoenix'', Bellatrix gets hit by Harry with an ''epically painful Cruciatus'' in ''Deathly Hallows''. Another thing that bit Bellatrix in the butt was her trying to murder Ginny Weasley in front of her overprotective and furious mother. "Not my daughter you bitch" indeed. Even more ironic is that Bellatrix kills her cousin Sirius after he underestimated he and yet she later does the same thing with the same consequences. Especially ironic is the imagery of both of them laughing right before the curse hits.


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** The Death Eater organization as a whole end up being on the wrong end of satisfying karmic beat-down during the end of the battle of Hogwarts at the hands of everyone/thing they've been terrorizing for the last two books. Including; the enraged MamaBear and PapaWolf parents and family members of every student who stayed to fight, the returning students of Slytherin house who had fled before the fighting started (including their head of house), every house elf in Hogwarts (who they view as slaves), the centaurs (who are viewed as animals), a herd of Thestrals, a Hippogriff and a giant.
14th Mar '17 3:26:10 PM BlackGryphon101
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* Another thing the helps throw Doflamingo's plans into turmoil was his plan to separate Luffy from Law by using his dead brother's devil fruit as bait for a trap since he knew Luffy wouldn't let any one else have. Unfortunately, Luffy has more than one brother and that ones not as dead as previously thought.
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** One of thing really bit Pride in the keister was his habit of devouring his beaten comrades. Turns out he should have been more careful because one of his victims is able to keep his consciousness in his minds-cape and helps the hero at a critical moment.
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