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28th Mar '17 10:14:45 AM Eddy1215
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* Another infamous example was in ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' episode "Here, Kitty, Kitty", where Molly found an adorable kitten. [[DramaticIrony Unbeknownst to her, however,]] the kitten was [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADevil secretly]] [[CatsAreMean vicious and mean]], and was attempting to eat Molly's fish with Taz being the only one who was aware of the kitten's true colors. Unfortunately, Molly kept assuming that Taz was picking on the kitten and wouldn't listen to Taz's explanations. Eventually, Taz managed to get rid of the kitten and save the fish, but when Molly came up on the scene, she thought ''Taz'' was messing with her fish and ''still'' wouldn't listen to Taz's explanations, accusing him of doing something to her kitten. [[DownerEnding The episode ends]] [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished with poor Taz being given a bath, which he hates]].
23rd Mar '17 12:31:38 PM Eddy1215
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** For a more heartbreaking example, in Sabo's backstory, when he got into a fight with a boy from a noble family after the latter made a cruel insult, Sabo's own mother, upon learning of what happened, ignored her son's injuries and in fact ''slapped him'' before apologizing repeatedly to the boy's family.

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** For a more heartbreaking example, in Sabo's backstory, when he got into a fight with a boy from a noble family after the latter made a cruel insult, Sabo's own mother, upon learning of what happened, ignored her son's injuries and in fact ''slapped him'' ''[[ArmorPiercingSlap slapped him]]'' before apologizing repeatedly to the boy's family.family, seeing the social connection as more important than her own son.
23rd Mar '17 6:48:35 AM MitchellProductions
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This can be a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop where being a jerk back is even worse than what the original Jerkass did to you. Can result from being a BullyHunter. A villain, especially a VillainWithGoodPublicity, may use this to [[HeroWithBadPublicity give a hero bad cred]]. Similar to WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou (where the guy who hit you acts like the victim), IfYouTauntHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim, and AvengingTheVillain. Related to ArrestedForHeroism and NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished (for being punished for doing the right thing), CrimeOfSelfDefense (for being punished for defending yourself), PlayingTheVictimCard (as in a villain tries to get sympathy by claiming to be a victim), WoundedGazelleGambit (where one pretends to be hurt by another in order to make him look bad) and MiscarriageOfJustice (where an innocent man is convicted for a crime he didn't commit). If the victim of this trope were friends with anyone who witness this scene prior to this moment, it probably triggers an EtTuBrute and WeUsedToBeFriends situation. In some cases, the ones who believed [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong the retaliater is in the wrong]] may [[OrderedApology force them to apologize to the insulted jerk]], and [[StrawmanHasAPoint end up finding out that the calling out they were given was justified after all]].

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This can be a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop FamilyUnfriendlyAesop, [[ValuesDissonance except in most modern cases]], where being a jerk back is even worse than what the original Jerkass did to you. Can result from being a BullyHunter. A villain, especially a VillainWithGoodPublicity, may use this to [[HeroWithBadPublicity give a hero bad cred]]. Similar to WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou (where the guy who hit you acts like the victim), IfYouTauntHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim, and AvengingTheVillain. Related to ArrestedForHeroism and NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished (for being punished for doing the right thing), CrimeOfSelfDefense (for being punished for defending yourself), PlayingTheVictimCard (as in a villain tries to get sympathy by claiming to be a victim), WoundedGazelleGambit (where one pretends to be hurt by another in order to make him look bad) and MiscarriageOfJustice (where an innocent man is convicted for a crime he didn't commit). If the victim of this trope were friends with anyone who witness this scene prior to this moment, it probably triggers an EtTuBrute and WeUsedToBeFriends situation. In some cases, the ones who believed [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong the retaliater is in the wrong]] may [[OrderedApology force them to apologize to the insulted jerk]], and [[StrawmanHasAPoint end up finding out that the calling out they were given was justified after all]].
15th Mar '17 7:20:47 PM Eddy1215
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Compare WhatTheHellHero. Contrast EngineeredPublicConfession. See also InformedWrongness for when the author deliberately puts someone in the wrong but the person didn't do anything wrong. Similar to SelectiveEnforcement where one person does something immoral and doesn't get in trouble but the opposite happens when someone else does it. Can also happen with {{Hypocrite}}s who don't like being given ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine. Compare NoSympathyForGrudgeholders where the grudgeholder ends up in this situation. When it's the viewers that feel this way, it's RootingForTheEmpire and AccentuateTheNegative.

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Compare WhatTheHellHero. Contrast EngineeredPublicConfession. See also InformedWrongness for when the author deliberately puts someone in the wrong but the person didn't do anything wrong. Similar to SelectiveEnforcement where one person does something immoral and doesn't get in trouble but the opposite happens when someone else does it. Can also happen with {{Hypocrite}}s who don't like being given ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine. Compare NoSympathyForGrudgeholders where the grudgeholder ends up in this situation. When it's the viewers that feel this way, it's RootingForTheEmpire and AccentuateTheNegative.
AccentuateTheNegative. If your own pet turns against you along with everbody else, that's EvenTheDogIsAshamed.
1st Mar '17 7:17:50 PM Eddy1215
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* A crazy situation occurs in ''Manga/OnePiece'' when the Straw Hats arrive at their first stop along the Grand Line. The crew is greeted by the island's inhabitants with open arms and a party is thrown. After the Straw Hats fall asleep, however, it's revealed that the islanders are really bounty hunters working for Baroque Works. Zoro, having suspected something, was still awake and managed to take them all down. When Luffy woke up needing to use the bathroom, he discovered what had happened and attacked Zoro with intent to actually kill him for [[TooDumbToLive being an ingrate to the 'kind people']], refusing to listen to Zoro's explanation, believing it to be lies. The truth does eventually get through to him eventually, after Nami [[DopeSlap smacks some sense into him]].

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A crazy situation occurs in ''Manga/OnePiece'' when the Straw Hats arrive at their first stop along the Grand Line. The crew is greeted by the island's inhabitants with open arms and a party is thrown. After the Straw Hats fall asleep, however, it's revealed that the islanders are really bounty hunters working for Baroque Works. Zoro, having suspected something, was still awake and managed to take them all down. When Luffy woke up needing to use the bathroom, he discovered what had happened and attacked Zoro with intent to actually kill him for [[TooDumbToLive being an ingrate to the 'kind people']], refusing to listen to Zoro's explanation, [[CassandraTruth believing it to be lies. lies]]. The truth does eventually get through to him eventually, after Nami [[DopeSlap smacks some sense into him]].him]].
** For a more heartbreaking example, in Sabo's backstory, when he got into a fight with a boy from a noble family after the latter made a cruel insult, Sabo's own mother, upon learning of what happened, ignored her son's injuries and in fact ''slapped him'' before apologizing repeatedly to the boy's family.
25th Jan '17 4:53:53 PM Eddy1215
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** One episode features Gill staying with the family after losing his job on Christmas. He stays for months and defiles the house to the point where Marge can't take it anymore and decides to stand up to him. By that time, Gill had gotten a new job, so Marge takes the family to his new workplace to tell him off. Unfortunately, when she does, he loses the respect of his workers and his boss fires him. Marge feels so guilty that she and the family buy a vacation house from Gill.

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** One episode features Gill staying with the family after losing his job on Christmas. He stays for months and defiles the house to the point where Marge can't take it anymore and decides to stand up to him. By that time, Gill had gotten a new job, so Marge [[ALessonLearnedTooWell takes the family to his new workplace to tell him off.off]]. Unfortunately, when she does, he loses the respect of his workers and his boss fires him. Marge feels so guilty that she and the family buy a vacation house from Gill.
25th Jan '17 4:50:38 PM Eddy1215
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* A crazy situation occurs in ''Manga/OnePiece'' when the Straw Hats arrive at their first stop along the Grand Line. The crew is greeted by the island's inhabitants with open arms and a party is thrown. After the Straw Hats fall asleep, however, it's revealed that the islanders are really bounty hunters working for Baroque Works. Zoro, having suspected something, was still awake and managed to take them all down. When Luffy woke up needing to use the bathroom, he discovered what had happened and attacked Zoro with intent to actually kill him for [[TooDumbToLive being an ingrate to the 'kind people']], refusing to listen to Zoro's explanation, believing it to be lies. The truth does eventually get through to him eventually, after Nami [[DopeSlap smacks some sense into him]].
25th Jan '17 4:42:06 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''Manga/{{Working}}'', Inami is so [[DoesNotLikeMen terrified of men]], that she instantly punches out any man who is unfortunate enough to be near her, with her regular victim being Souta. Eventually, he gets fed up, [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out on this]], and ''everyone'' treats him as the bad guy and acts as if Inami didn't deserve his calling out.

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* In ''Manga/{{Working}}'', Inami is so [[DoesNotLikeMen terrified of men]], that she instantly punches out any man who is unfortunate enough to be near her, [[RunningGag with her regular victim being Souta.Souta]]. Eventually, he gets fed up, [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out on this]], and ''everyone'' treats him as the bad guy and acts as if Inami didn't deserve his calling out.
31st Dec '16 11:05:46 PM Steven
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* Abuse in relationships can be this way when the abuser manages to fool people by [[CrocodileTears pretending to be victim]] when the actual victim stands up for themselves and gets chastised for their actions by others.
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