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15th Sep '16 9:39:58 AM 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.

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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.
RootingForTheEmpire and AccentuateTheNegative.



** This also happened in the episode "The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well", where Rainbow Dash being seen as a hero by much of the town causes her to become self absorbed (well, even more than usual) and braggy to the point where she's actively putting other ponies in danger while she grandstands. Once it turns out that [[spoiler:the rest of the Mane Six were masquerading as the new superhero]], a lot of fans criticized their actions despite the fact that Rainbow was putting other ponies in danger.
15th Sep '16 9:02:15 AM theLibrarian
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* I imagine that pretty much everyone has some childhood memory of responding to an attack or provocation and some authority figure intervenes and blames you since he only saw your response, not the original attack or provocation (and doesn't ask).

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* I imagine This troper imagines that pretty much everyone has some childhood memory of responding to an attack or provocation and some authority figure intervenes and blames you since he only saw your response, not the original attack or provocation (and doesn't ask).ask).
* This also happens with Zero Tolerance laws used in schools and other areas, where no matter who started something like bullying or harassment, both parties are punished even if the victim was fighting back against obvious bullying. This is a system that's actually roundly criticized by many, as it absolves the school of any responsibility and doesn't actually solve the problem.
15th Sep '16 9:00:26 AM theLibrarian
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** This also happened in the episode "The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well", where Rainbow Dash being seen as a hero by much of the town causes her to become self absorbed (well, even more than usual) and braggy to the point where she's actively putting other ponies in danger while she grandstands. Once it turns out that [[spoiler:the rest of the Mane Six were masquerading as the new superhero]], a lot of fans criticized their actions despite the fact that Rainbow was putting other ponies in danger.
15th Sep '16 8:54:08 AM theLibrarian
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* In ''[[LordOfTheRings Return of the King]]'', Sam can only lash out at Gollum's false accusations. It doesn't help.

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* In ''[[LordOfTheRings Return of the King]]'', Sam can only lash out at Gollum's false accusations. It doesn't help.
help (though it's actually the Ring making Frodo to be more sympathetic to Gollum).
9th Sep '16 12:25:48 AM Silverblade2
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* Wonderfully summed up in the last panel of [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/lets-get-ready-to-rumble/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{Bug|Martini}}'' strip.
30th Aug '16 11:44:30 AM Eddy1215
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* A most egregious example occurs, in of all places, a ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode entitled "Stuck In A Wringer". [=SpongeBob=] has an accident that gets him [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin stuck in a wringer]], and thanks to Patrick's [[TooDumbToLive stupidity]] (pouring permanent glue on the wringer), he can't get out. [=SpongeBob=] feels he'll never be able to do anything now, but Patrick gives him a RousingSpeech that he can go on. Unfortunately, Patrick's speech [[WrongGenreSavvy is proven unfounded]] as the wringer causes [=SpongeBob=] a ton of bad luck no matter how much Patrick tries to inspire him. Finally, in the middle of an amusement park, [=SpongeBob=] snaps at Patrick, telling him his life is over and that it's all his fault. Patrick runs off crying while everyone who was watching call [=SpongeBob=] a jerk and say he got what he deserved.

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* A most egregious example occurs, in of all places, a ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode entitled "Stuck In A Wringer". [=SpongeBob=] has an accident that gets him [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin stuck in a wringer]], and thanks to Patrick's [[TooDumbToLive stupidity]] (pouring permanent glue on the wringer), he can't get out. [=SpongeBob=] feels he'll never be able to do anything now, but Patrick gives him a RousingSpeech that he can go on. Unfortunately, Patrick's speech [[WrongGenreSavvy is proven unfounded]] as the wringer causes [=SpongeBob=] a ton of bad luck no matter how much Patrick tries to inspire him. Finally, in the middle of an amusement park, [=SpongeBob=] snaps at Patrick, telling him his life is over and that it's all his fault. Patrick runs off crying [[ShamedByAMob while everyone who was watching call [=SpongeBob=] a jerk and say he got what he deserved.deserved]].
30th Aug '16 6:27:18 AM Eddy1215
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* A most egregious example occurs, in of all places, a ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode entitled "Stuck In A Wringer". [=SpongeBob=] has an accident that gets him [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin stuck in a wringer]], and thanks to Patrick's stupidity, he can't get out. [=SpongeBob=] feels he'll never be able to do anything now, but Patrick gives him a RousingSpeech that he can go on. Unfortunately, Patrick's speech is proven unfounded as the wringer causes [=SpongeBob=] a ton of bad luck no matter how much Patrick tries to inspire him. Finally, in the middle of an amusement park, [=SpongeBob=] snaps at Patrick, telling him his life is over and that it's all his fault. Patrick runs off crying while everyone who was watching call [=SpongeBob=] a jerk and say he got what he deserved.

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* A most egregious example occurs, in of all places, a ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode entitled "Stuck In A Wringer". [=SpongeBob=] has an accident that gets him [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin stuck in a wringer]], and thanks to Patrick's stupidity, [[TooDumbToLive stupidity]] (pouring permanent glue on the wringer), he can't get out. [=SpongeBob=] feels he'll never be able to do anything now, but Patrick gives him a RousingSpeech that he can go on. Unfortunately, Patrick's speech [[WrongGenreSavvy is proven unfounded unfounded]] as the wringer causes [=SpongeBob=] a ton of bad luck no matter how much Patrick tries to inspire him. Finally, in the middle of an amusement park, [=SpongeBob=] snaps at Patrick, telling him his life is over and that it's all his fault. Patrick runs off crying while everyone who was watching call [=SpongeBob=] a jerk and say he got what he deserved.
27th Aug '16 6:41:38 AM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokemon Chronicles]]'', an Azuril sabotages Meowth's attempts to woo a Skitty, causing Meowth to justifiably chase him in anger. The Pichu brothers and their friends come to Azuril's aid [[ButtMonkey and blow Meowth away]].

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* In one episode of ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokemon Chronicles]]'', an Azuril sabotages Meowth's attempts to woo a Skitty, causing Meowth to justifiably chase him in anger. The Pichu brothers and their friends come to Azuril's aid [[ButtMonkey [[SympathyForTheDevil and blow Meowth away]].
27th Aug '16 12:29:06 AM amphiboly
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* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' Season Six episode "Stress Related", Carlton shows up (in Uncle Phil's place) to give a speech at Ashley's school for Career Day, but the students at the assembly quickly determine that he doesn't have a job, despite what he tells them about career success in general. And when a student in the audience quips that Carlton is a bum and causes laughter among everyone else present, another student actually has the nerve to raise her hand to question if that is, in fact, the truth. "Excuse me, sir. Are you really a bum?", she "politely" inquires. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she reacts with a look of genuine shock as to WHY he would react so defensively in the first place, and then a third student in the audience has the nerve to stand up against Carlton and accuse him of having an "attitude problem" as if to call him out on his defensive reaction and say that ''he'' was the one who made ''her'' feel unfairly persecuted, not vice versa.

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* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' Season Six episode "Stress Related", Carlton shows up (in Uncle Phil's place) to give a speech at Ashley's school for Career Day, but the students everyone at the assembly quickly determine determines that he doesn't have a job, despite what he tells them says about career success in general. And when a after one student in the audience quips that Carlton is a bum and causes (causing laughter among everyone else present, the students present,) another student actually has the nerve to raise her hand to question if that is, in fact, the truth. "Excuse me, sir. Are you really a bum?", she "politely" inquires. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she reacts with a look of genuine shock as to WHY he would react so defensively in the first place, and then a third student in the audience has the nerve to stand up against Carlton and accuse him of having an "attitude problem" as if to call him out on his defensive reaction and say that ''he'' was the one who made ''her'' feel unfairly persecuted, not vice versa.
27th Aug '16 12:22:04 AM amphiboly
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* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' Season Six episode "Stress Related", Carlton shows up (in Uncle Phil's place) to give a speech for Career Day at Ashley's school, but the audience quickly determines that he doesn't have a job, despite what he says about career success in general. And when a student in the audience quips that Carlton is a bum and causes laughter among everyone else present, another student actually has the nerve to raise her hand to question if that is, in fact, the truth. "Excuse me, sir. Are you really a bum?", she "politely" inquires. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she reacts with a look of genuine shock as to WHY he would react so defensively in the first place, and then a third student in the audience has the nerve to stand up against Carlton and accuse him of having an "attitude problem" as if to call him out on his defensive reaction and say that ''he'' was the one who made ''her'' feel unfairly persecuted, not vice versa.

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* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' Season Six episode "Stress Related", Carlton shows up (in Uncle Phil's place) to give a speech for Career Day at Ashley's school, school for Career Day, but the audience students at the assembly quickly determines determine that he doesn't have a job, despite what he says tells them about career success in general. And when a student in the audience quips that Carlton is a bum and causes laughter among everyone else present, another student actually has the nerve to raise her hand to question if that is, in fact, the truth. "Excuse me, sir. Are you really a bum?", she "politely" inquires. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she reacts with a look of genuine shock as to WHY he would react so defensively in the first place, and then a third student in the audience has the nerve to stand up against Carlton and accuse him of having an "attitude problem" as if to call him out on his defensive reaction and say that ''he'' was the one who made ''her'' feel unfairly persecuted, not vice versa.
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