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2nd May '16 2:50:02 PM Eddy1215
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In "Karate Choppers," Mr. Krabs orders [=SpongeBob=] to give up his obsession with karate for good, or he's fired. As [=SpongeBob=] is leaving the Krusty Krab, contemplating how to break the news to Sandy, Sandy herself comes in and starts attacking him, dismissing [=SpongeBob's=] attempts to explain what Krabs said. Mr. Krabs comes out at that exact moment and sees it, and despite the fact that [=SpongeBob=] was literally standing there doing ''absolutely nothing'' while Sandy was trying to instigate, singles out [=SpongeBob=] and fires him on the spot. He takes it back after Sandy explains the situation and agrees to give up karate as well.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In "Karate Choppers," Mr. Krabs orders [=SpongeBob=] to give up his obsession with karate for good, or he's fired. As [=SpongeBob=] is leaving the Krusty Krab, contemplating how to break the news to Sandy, Sandy herself comes in and starts attacking him, [[CassandraTruth dismissing [=SpongeBob's=] SpongeBob's attempts to explain what Krabs said.said]]. Mr. Krabs comes out at that exact moment and sees it, and despite the fact that [=SpongeBob=] was literally standing there doing ''absolutely nothing'' while Sandy was trying to instigate, singles out [=SpongeBob=] and fires him on the spot. He takes it back after Sandy explains the situation and agrees to give up karate as well.
29th Apr '16 12:24:40 AM Eddy1215
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Closely related to MisBlamed, and a SisterTrope to RevengeByProxy. It's one of the many ways in which a CycleOfRevenge can get ugly. AvengingTheVillain is also related, since TheHero (or whoever killed the villain) is usually either [[SelfDisposingVillain blameless or justified]]. Yet another related trope is BewilderingPunishment, which is what this trope probably feels like from the victim's POV. TheChainOfHarm can result if the victim goes on to inflict this on somebody else.

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Closely related to MisBlamed, and a SisterTrope to RevengeByProxy.RevengeByProxy, and similar to GuiltByAssociationGag. It's one of the many ways in which a CycleOfRevenge can get ugly. AvengingTheVillain is also related, since TheHero (or whoever killed the villain) is usually either [[SelfDisposingVillain blameless or justified]]. Yet another related trope is BewilderingPunishment, which is what this trope probably feels like from the victim's POV. TheChainOfHarm can result if the victim goes on to inflict this on somebody else.
29th Apr '16 12:18:59 AM Eddy1215
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* In ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning'', the killer [[spoiler:Roy Burns]] goes on his killing spree to avenge the death of his son, Joey. Ironically, the one person he didn't kill was Vic, the guy who had murdered Joey and was subsequently taken away for it before the killings began.

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* In ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning'', the killer [[spoiler:Roy Burns]] goes on his killing spree to avenge the death of his son, Joey. Ironically, the one person he didn't kill was Vic, the guy who had murdered Joey and was subsequently taken away for it before the killings even began.
21st Mar '16 4:23:20 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''Manga/MurasakiiroNoQualia'', [[spoiler:Hatou toward Alice in consequence of [[KillTheCutie Yukari's death]]. Alice never meant for it to happen. Quite the opposite, she truly believed JAUNT would be able to protect Yukari.]]

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* In ''Manga/MurasakiiroNoQualia'', [[spoiler:Hatou toward Hatou torments Alice in several timelines in consequence of [[KillTheCutie Yukari's death]]. Alice never meant for it to happen. Quite the opposite, she truly believed JAUNT would be able to protect Yukari.]]



* In ''Anime/JuuniSenshiBakuretsuEtoRanger'', it turns out that [[spoiler:the main villain Nyanma's motivation is a case of this. She mistakenly thought that, during her past as Chocolat, Princess Aura had deliberately tricked her into getting herself disqualified from a race by appearing in a vision to her and asking her to start the race too soon. This lead to Nyanma seeking power from the evil cat spirit Bagi, and led to Nyanma trying to sink the entire country of Mugen in revenge. But Nyanma's retribution is misplaced; it was ''Bagi herself'' who sent that vision to Chocolat to trick Chocolat into getting herself disqualified, so Chocolat would have a reason to do Bagi's dirty work in attacking Mugen.]]

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* In ''Anime/JuuniSenshiBakuretsuEtoRanger'', it turns out that [[spoiler:the the main villain Nyanma's motivation is a case of this. She mistakenly thought that, during her past as Chocolat, Princess Aura had deliberately tricked her into getting herself disqualified from a race by appearing in a vision to her and asking her to start the race too soon. This lead to Nyanma seeking power from the evil cat spirit Bagi, and led to Nyanma trying to sink the entire country of Mugen in revenge. But Nyanma's retribution is misplaced; it was ''Bagi herself'' who sent that vision to Chocolat to trick Chocolat into getting herself disqualified, so Chocolat would have a reason to do Bagi's dirty work in attacking Mugen.]]
21st Mar '16 4:21:15 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In "Karate Choppers," Mr. Krabs orders [=SpongeBob=] to give up his obsession with karate for good, or he's fired. As [=SpongeBob=] is leaving the Krusty Krab, contemplating how to break the news to Sandy, Sandy herself comes in and starts attacking him, dismissing [=SpongeBob's=] attempts to explain what Krabs said. Mr. Krabs comes out at that exact moment and sees it, and despite the fact that [=SpongeBob=] was literally standing there doing ''absolutely nothing'' while Sandy was trying to instigate, singles out [=SpongeBob=] and fires him on the spot, though he takes it back after Sandy explains the situation.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In "Karate Choppers," Mr. Krabs orders [=SpongeBob=] to give up his obsession with karate for good, or he's fired. As [=SpongeBob=] is leaving the Krusty Krab, contemplating how to break the news to Sandy, Sandy herself comes in and starts attacking him, dismissing [=SpongeBob's=] attempts to explain what Krabs said. Mr. Krabs comes out at that exact moment and sees it, and despite the fact that [=SpongeBob=] was literally standing there doing ''absolutely nothing'' while Sandy was trying to instigate, singles out [=SpongeBob=] and fires him on the spot, though he spot. He takes it back after Sandy explains the situation.situation and agrees to give up karate as well.
21st Mar '16 4:19:17 PM thatother1dude
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* In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Lisa is in such a depressed state that the school takes notice and sends a note home to her parents, and even then out of worry rather than her being in trouble. Homer's so used to Bart being in trouble with school instead that in response he punishes his son anyway by making him vacuum the entire house, despite Bart not doing anything wrong. Bart understandably is less than pleased with this and also makes sure to vacuum up a deck of Homer's playing cards in retaliation.
** This was the trigger for the episode "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken", where after Homer and his friends go on a drunken stupor and ransack Springfield Elementary, Chief Wiggum automatically assumes it was kids and imposes [[FascistsBedTime an unjust curfew]]. Naturally, the kids are righteously upset.

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* *''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', episode, Lisa is in such a depressed state that the school takes notice and sends a note home to her parents, and even then out of worry rather than her being in trouble. Homer's so used to Bart being in trouble with school instead that in response he punishes his son anyway by making him vacuum the entire house, despite Bart not doing anything wrong. Bart understandably is less than pleased with this and also makes sure to vacuum up a deck of Homer's playing cards in retaliation.
** This was the trigger for the episode In "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken", where after Homer and his friends go on a drunken stupor and ransack Springfield Elementary, Elementary. Chief Wiggum automatically assumes it was kids and imposes [[FascistsBedTime an unjust curfew]]. excessive curfew]], which [[HypocriticalHumor Homer applauds]] because he was too drunk to remember. Naturally, the kids are righteously upset.upset and spend most of the episode finding ways to get back at their parents or other adults.
21st Mar '16 4:16:27 PM thatother1dude
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--> "That was the ''wrong guy'' but... that's okay! I think everyone gets the point!"
* Happens all the time on ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. When one Ed does something, all of them (or one Ed that had nothing to do with it, usually Edd) get punished.

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--> "That -->'''Purple''' That was the ''wrong guy'' but... that's okay! I think everyone gets the point!"
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* Happens all the time on ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': When one Ed does something, something wrong, it's common for all of them (or one Ed that had nothing them, a different Ed, or ''both'' other Eds to do with it, usually Edd) get punished. be punished for it.
21st Mar '16 4:12:58 PM thatother1dude
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->(''Wrestling/TheShield, who claims to fight injustice, ambushes Kane and Daniel Bryan and gives them a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown'')\\
'''Josh Mathews:''' What injustice did Daniel Bryan do here tonight, John? \\

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->(''Wrestling/TheShield, who claims to fight injustice, ambushes Kane and Daniel Bryan and gives them a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown'')\\
'''Josh
->'''Josh Mathews:''' What injustice did Daniel Bryan do here tonight, John? \\
21st Mar '16 4:12:44 PM thatother1dude
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->(''Wrestling/TheShield, who claims to fight injustice, ambushes [[Wrestling/TeamHellNo Kane and Daniel Bryan]] and gives them a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown'')
->'''Josh Mathews:''' "What injustice did [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] do here tonight, John?"
->'''[[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield JBL]]:''' "He's associated with Wrestling/{{Kane}}, that's enough."

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->(''Wrestling/TheShield, who claims to fight injustice, ambushes [[Wrestling/TeamHellNo Kane and Daniel Bryan]] Bryan and gives them a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown'')
->'''Josh
NoHoldsBarredBeatdown'')\\
'''Josh
Mathews:''' "What What injustice did [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] Bryan do here tonight, John?"
->'''[[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield JBL]]:''' "He's
John? \\
'''JBL:''' He's
associated with Wrestling/{{Kane}}, that's enough."
17th Feb '16 10:41:27 AM rjd1922
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** This is also [[spoiler:Marlon Rimes]]'s motivation for framing the orca for murder in the DLC case of Dual Destinies, "Turnabout Reclaimed". [[spoiler:Marlon]] thought that [[spoiler:the orca had killed his girlfriend]], when in reality [[spoiler:she died of a heart condition, and both the orca and the orca's predecessor were innocent]]. In fact, [[spoiler:his]] original plan was to kill the orca, but then the victim of the murder interfered.

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** This is also [[spoiler:Marlon Rimes]]'s motivation for framing the orca for murder in the DLC case of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies, Destinies]]'', "Turnabout Reclaimed". [[spoiler:Marlon]] thought that [[spoiler:the orca had killed his girlfriend]], when in reality [[spoiler:she died of a heart condition, and both the orca and the orca's predecessor were innocent]]. In fact, [[spoiler:his]] original plan was to kill the orca, but then the victim of the murder interfered.
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