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8th Jan '16 5:35:32 PM Eddy1215
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* One episode of ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'' sees Satellizer el Bridget attacked and sexually assaulted by AlphaBitch upperclassman Miyabi Kannazuki, who wants to make Kazuya Aoi her newest Limiter. Against the odds, Satellizer and Kazuya manage to fight back, only for Satellizer to get in trouble for the equivalent of attacking a superior officer. Adding insult to injury, Miyabi's peers then decide to send the resident AxCrazy KnightTemplar after Satellizer, while Miyabi faces no penalties for her role in the violence.

[[AC:Comic Books]] * ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' "Growing Pains": After Peter accidently broke [[JerkJock Flash Thompson's]] hand by blocking one of his punches, his parents sue Aunt May and Uncle Ben for the medical costs. * In a {{Flashback}} scene in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' young Walter Korvacs is being harassed by a couple of older kids because his mother is a prostitute, so Korvacs takes one kid's cigarette and stabs him in the eye with it. Korvacs is sent to juvenile hall while the bully receives no official punishment.


* In ''Literature/EndersGame'', Ender is ostracized by his peers because he retaliated against a bully but misjudged his strength, making it seem as if [[DisproportionateRetribution he broke the kid's arm for the offense of poking Ender in the back]]. While the teacher present doesn't technically punish Ender, Ender knows full well that the bullying and ostracizing ''is'' the punishment, as the teacher set him up to be resented by deliberately overpraising him to his classmates.

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* In ''Literature/TheZombieKnight'', on [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Cisco Elroy's]] first day at a new school, he beat up a kid who tried to bully him, and since they were both unknowns the teachers concluded that Cisco was the bully. The reputation unfortunately stuck, and since then all the good teachers have been biased against him and all the wrong people want to be his friends.

* In the ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Alien", the detectives are brought in to investigate a stabbing at a Catholic school. While there, they find that the stabber in question had been the victim of a vicious bullying campaign that the school had done nothing to quell because they wanted her parents, a lesbian couple, to pull her out. * In the ''Series/MadamSecretary'' episode "The Ninth Circle", the [=McCords'=] son Jason is expelled from a Quaker school after he breaks the school bully's nose for [[YourMom insulting his mother Elizabeth]] and refuses to apologize. Admittedly Quakers are [[ActualPacifist big on nonviolence]], but Dean Ward blames the whole thing on Jason without addressing the prior cyberbullying by the SpoiledBrat rich kid, and Liz and Henry [=McCord=] are way angrier at Ward than at Jason. -->'''Liz:''' If I ran the State Department the way you run this school, the world would be a smoldering ember!

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* In ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'', Millie has been physically bullied by [[JerkJock Jeremy]] for years, but the one time Millie hit back was the one time her teacher was watching. And the school only punishes what its teachers personally see, even if the "aggressor" was visibly dripping mud water at the time, a policy that the teacher all but admits was born of sheer laziness. -->'''Millie's mom:''' Was it painful, having your soul extracted?

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Girl Trouble", Helga spends the entire episode tormenting Arnold as usual. When he finally snaps and throws paint at her, Mr Simmons, who paid no attention to any of Helga's antics, gives a forlorn speech about how disappointed he is seeing Arnold harassing another student and punishes him. Grandpa earlier related to Arnold's treatment with his own childhood bully, who he states always managed to turn the tables and make ''him'' look like the bully. As it turns out, she was Grandma.
10th Nov '15 12:41:23 PM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''Series/GroundedForLife'', upon learning that Eddie had an adult movie shot at their house, Claudia bans him from the house. When the kids find out, they get upset that they'll never see their uncle again. Claudia even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it.
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* In one episode of ''Series/GroundedForLife'', upon learning that Eddie had an adult movie shot at their house, Claudia bans him from the house. When the kids find out, they get upset that they'll never see their uncle again. Claudia even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it.it as shown in the page quote.
10th Nov '15 12:26:06 PM Eddy1215
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* In the beginning of the Myotismon arc of ''Anime/DigimonAdventures'', his lackey DemiDevimon tells lies to TK in order to break his hope. When Tokomon tells him to stop lying, DemiDevimon mocks him cruelly, causing Tokomon to fire a bubble at him. Unfortunately, this was a BatmanGambit by DemiDevimon as TK saw Tokomon strike (not knowing that DemiDevimon started it) and abandoned him along with his crest and digivice.
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* In the beginning of the Myotismon arc of ''Anime/DigimonAdventures'', ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', his lackey DemiDevimon [=DemiDevimon=] tells lies to TK in order to break his hope. When Tokomon tells him to stop lying, DemiDevimon [=DemiDevimon=] mocks him cruelly, causing Tokomon to fire a bubble at him. Unfortunately, this was a BatmanGambit by DemiDevimon [=DemiDevimon=] as TK saw Tokomon strike (not knowing that DemiDevimon [=DemiDevimon=] started it) and abandoned him along with his crest and digivice.

* Used infamously in the ''Series/ICarly'' episode "iFred", when Freddie make an innocent comment about not liking the act of Fred, a web host, which Fred apparently overreacts to and shuts down his show, causing Freddie (along with Carly and Sam) to be scorned by everyone in school and Freddie to be beaten up by Freddie more than usual. Eventually, Carly and Sam [[ForcedApology force Freddie to apologize to Fred]], who then reveals that it was all just an act for publicity. Even after it's revealed that Freddie was shunned, beaten, and forced to go against his own opinion for nothing, he's ''still'' treated like crap and [[KarmaHoudini Fred gets away with it with no consequences]].
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* Used infamously in the ''Series/ICarly'' episode "iFred", when Freddie make an innocent comment about not liking the act of Fred, a web host, which Fred apparently overreacts to and shuts down his show, causing Freddie (along with Carly and Sam) to be scorned by everyone in school and Freddie to be beaten up by Freddie more than usual. Eventually, Carly and Sam [[ForcedApology [[OrderedApology force Freddie to apologize to Fred]], who then reveals that it was all just an act for publicity. Even after it's revealed that Freddie was shunned, beaten, and forced to go against his own opinion for nothing, he's ''still'' treated like crap and [[KarmaHoudini Fred gets away with it with no consequences]].
10th Nov '15 12:22:54 PM Eddy1215
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* Used infamously in the ''Series/ICarly'' episode "iFred", when Freddie make an innocent comment about not liking the act of Fred, a web host, which Fred apparently overreacts to and shuts down his show, causing Freddie (along with Carly and Sam) to be scorned by everyone in school and Freddie to be beaten up by Freddie more than usual. Eventually, Carly and Sam [[ForcedApology force Freddie to apologize to Fred]], who then reveals that it was all just an act for publicity. Even after it's revealed that Freddie was shunned, beaten, and forced to go against his own opinion for nothing, he's ''still'' treating like crap and [[KarmaHoudini Fred gets away with it with no consequences]].
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* Used infamously in the ''Series/ICarly'' episode "iFred", when Freddie make an innocent comment about not liking the act of Fred, a web host, which Fred apparently overreacts to and shuts down his show, causing Freddie (along with Carly and Sam) to be scorned by everyone in school and Freddie to be beaten up by Freddie more than usual. Eventually, Carly and Sam [[ForcedApology force Freddie to apologize to Fred]], who then reveals that it was all just an act for publicity. Even after it's revealed that Freddie was shunned, beaten, and forced to go against his own opinion for nothing, he's ''still'' treating treated like crap and [[KarmaHoudini Fred gets away with it with no consequences]].
10th Nov '15 12:22:40 PM Eddy1215
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* In the beginning of the Myotismon arc of ''Anime/DigimonAdventures'', his lackey DemiDevimon tells lies to TK in order to break his hope. When Tokomon tells him to stop lying, DemiDevimon mocks him cruelly, causing Tokomon to fire a bubble at him. Unfortunately, this was a BatmanGambit by DemiDevimon as TK saw Tokomon strike (not knowing that DemiDevimon started it) and abandoned him along with his crest and digivice.

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* Used infamously in the ''Series/ICarly'' episode "iFred", when Freddie make an innocent comment about not liking the act of Fred, a web host, which Fred apparently overreacts to and shuts down his show, causing Freddie (along with Carly and Sam) to be scorned by everyone in school and Freddie to be beaten up by Freddie more than usual. Eventually, Carly and Sam [[ForcedApology force Freddie to apologize to Fred]], who then reveals that it was all just an act for publicity. Even after it's revealed that Freddie was shunned, beaten, and forced to go against his own opinion for nothing, he's ''still'' treating like crap and [[KarmaHoudini Fred gets away with it with no consequences]].
22nd Oct '15 8:00:49 PM 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?", [[DeadpanSnarker she "politely" inquires]]. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she's completely clueless 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.
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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?", [[DeadpanSnarker she "politely" inquires]]. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she's completely clueless 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 ''he'' was the one who made HER ''her'' feel unfairly persecuted.persecuted, not vice versa.
22nd Oct '15 7:58:23 PM 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?", [[InnocentlyInsensitive she "politely" inquires]]. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she's completely clueless 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.
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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?", [[InnocentlyInsensitive [[DeadpanSnarker she "politely" inquires]]. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she's completely clueless 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.
14th Oct '15 6:18:04 AM Eddy1215
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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) and WoundedGazelleGambit (where one pretends to be hurt by another in order to make him look bad). 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. 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. Compare NoSympathyForGrudgeholders where the grudgeholder ends up in this situation. When it's the viewers that feel this way, it's RootingForTheEmpire. This trope is TruthInTelevision. Sometimes bad timing means only the retaliation and not the original Jerkass behaviour gets witnessed by peers or authority figures; other times it's because they don't ''care'' what wrongdoings are going on so long as things stay quiet, or there's a BitchInSheepsClothing at work.
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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) and WoundedGazelleGambit (where one pretends to be hurt by another in order to make him look bad). 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. 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. Compare NoSympathyForGrudgeholders where the grudgeholder ends up in this situation. When it's the viewers that feel this way, it's RootingForTheEmpire. This trope is TruthInTelevision. Sometimes bad timing means only the retaliation and not the original Jerkass behaviour gets behavior being witnessed by peers or authority figures; other times it's because they don't ''care'' what wrongdoings are going on so long as things stay quiet, or there's a BitchInSheepsClothing at work.
14th Oct '15 5:57:45 AM Eddy1215
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* ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' - Dick hosts a new talk show with bubbly, vapid co-host Buffy Denver (Julie Brown). At a history museum, he gently tries to get her to tone down her giggly airhead comments while interviewing a curator. She immediately breaks down crying, and the curator tears into Dick for crushing her enthusiasm, and shouts "Go to hell, Mister Loudon!"
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* ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' - ''Series/{{Newhart}}'': Dick hosts a new talk show with bubbly, vapid co-host Buffy Denver (Julie Brown). At a history museum, he gently tries to get her to tone down her giggly airhead comments while interviewing a curator. She immediately breaks down crying, and the curator tears into Dick for crushing her enthusiasm, and shouts "Go to hell, Mister Loudon!"
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