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1st Jul '16 12:34:06 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/TheElenium'' and the sequel books ''The Tamuli'', we meet Kring, chief of the Peloi, a tribe of savage horsemen. In his first appearance, his troops have joined an allied army to fight a joint enemy. He asks about the army's policy on raping. He is told that it is not allowed and he sighs, saying it will be hard to explain to his men that they can't. Later, his fiancée talks about how she murdered men who attempted to rape her. He clearly shows how he thinks rape is wrong and he is glad they died. No one in the story seems to recall or mention that he was unhappy that his men weren't allowed to rape women earlier. Considering the time period ''The Elenium'' is set in, Kring might see a difference between taking a woman as a war trophy (as was commonly done long ago) and men simply setting upon a woman in the night, however. It could also be a case of MoralMyopia where he thinks it's wrong if a woman he cares about is involved, versus the anonymous strangers who he was asking about previously.

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* In Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/TheElenium'' and the sequel books ''The Tamuli'', ''Literature/TheTamuli'', we meet Kring, chief of the Peloi, a tribe of savage horsemen. In his first appearance, his troops have joined an allied army to fight a joint enemy. He asks about the army's policy on raping. He is told that it is not allowed and he sighs, saying it will be hard to explain to his men that they can't. Later, his fiancée talks about how she murdered men who attempted to rape her. He clearly shows how he thinks rape is wrong and he is glad they died. No one in the story seems to recall or mention that he was unhappy that his men weren't allowed to rape women earlier. Considering the time period ''The Elenium'' is set in, Kring might see a difference between taking a woman as a war trophy (as was commonly done long ago) and men simply setting upon a woman in the night, however. It could also be a case of MoralMyopia where he thinks it's wrong if a woman he cares about is involved, versus the anonymous strangers who he was asking about previously.
28th Jun '16 2:37:50 AM superkid761
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additionally as bulk and skull grow as characters they are treated worse by the 'heroes' who laugh at them all the time
28th Jun '16 2:36:11 AM superkid761
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additionally as bulk and skull grow as characters they are treated worse by the 'heroes' who laugh at them all the time
17th Jun '16 5:13:11 AM CelestialDraco
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* Admittedly, not THAT much dissonance in Pichas adult comedy "The Big Bang" when the intergalactic hero who was sent out to stop nuclear war on Earth pushes the red button himself for scorned love. Since that "hero" is a complete twit, we almost expected something like that coming...

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* Admittedly, not THAT much dissonance in Pichas adult comedy "The Big Bang" Franchise/TheBigBang when the intergalactic hero who was sent out to stop nuclear war on Earth pushes the red button himself for scorned love. Since that "hero" is a complete twit, we almost expected something like that coming...
30th May '16 12:19:24 AM starkitty93
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* ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors'' could very well be the poster children of this trope alongside ProtagonistCenteredMorality. Throughout the fic, they repeatedly condemn actions that the "Satanists" do only to turn around and immediately do just that. For example, in The Battle With the Witches they condemn science as "corrupting the young" but later use chemistry to take out poisonous plants that the Hogwarts students were planning to use against Christians. Another example is GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion is emphasized a great deal in the story but it clashes heavily with the fact that the Prayer Warriors at one point wished that Osama bin Laden was killed at birth and then later wished that Molly Weasley would have a miscarriage.

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* ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors'' could very well be the poster children of this trope alongside ProtagonistCenteredMorality. Throughout the fic, they repeatedly condemn actions that the "Satanists" do only to turn around and immediately do just that. For example, in The Battle With the Witches they condemn science as "corrupting the young" but later use chemistry to take out poisonous plants that the Hogwarts students were planning to use against Christians. Another example is GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion is emphasized a great deal in the story story, but it clashes heavily with the fact that the Prayer Warriors at one point wished that Osama bin Laden was killed at birth and then later wished that Molly Weasley would have a miscarriage.
30th May '16 12:18:11 AM starkitty93
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* ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors'' could very well be the poster children of this trope alongside ProtagonistCenteredMorality. Throughout the fic, they repeatedly condemn actions that the "Satanists" do only to turn around and immediately do just that. For example, in The Battle With the Witches they condemn science as "corrupting the young" but later use chemistry to take out poisonous plants that the Hogwarts students were planning to use against Christians. Another example is GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion is emphasized a great deal in the story but it clashes heavily with the fact that the Prayer Warriors at one point wished that Osama bin Laden was killed at birth and then later wished that Molly Weasley would have a miscarriage.
23rd May '16 6:18:28 PM CrashDavis
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* The quote at the top comes from a playthrough of the reboot of the VideoGame/DeadToRights franchise, ''Dead To Rights: Retribution,'' where the protagonist, Jack Slate, is decrying his new enemy, the militaristic GAC police squad, as monsters for not doing arrests or interrogations and just running in, shooting everyone and everything. Only one problem: that completely describes Jack. Even when Jack towards the end of the game decides he is going to play by the book and arrest his enemy, he does so by mowing through dozens of attackers in ludicrous fashion just to get to him.
4th May '16 7:05:23 AM Piando
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* One of the biggest criticisms of the [[PlayerCharacter Avatar]] (whose default name is Kamui in the Japanese version, and Corrin everywhere else) for ''FireEmblemFates'' ties to this trope. When war escalates between the peaceful land of [[{{Arcadia}} Hoshido]] and the ambitious land of [[WretchedHive Nohr]], the Avatar - having blood ties to Hoshido, but raised in Nohr from a young age - must either choose a kingdom, or side with neither. While picking neither side keeps their personality consistent with their morals, picking one of the two kingdoms leads to two ''very'' different attitudes from the Avatar, some which directly go against their morals (including a desire peace, yet can get aggressive if need be):

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* One of the biggest criticisms of the [[PlayerCharacter Avatar]] (whose default name is Kamui in the Japanese version, and Corrin everywhere else) for ''FireEmblemFates'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' ties to this trope. When war escalates between the peaceful land of [[{{Arcadia}} Hoshido]] and the ambitious land of [[WretchedHive Nohr]], the Avatar - having blood ties to Hoshido, but raised in Nohr from a young age - must either choose a kingdom, or side with neither. While picking neither side keeps their personality consistent with their morals, picking one of the two kingdoms leads to two ''very'' different attitudes from the Avatar, some which directly go against their morals (including a desire peace, yet can get aggressive if need be):
25th Apr '16 9:58:45 AM QueenBEAUTY
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* One of the biggest criticisms of the [[PlayerCharacter Avatar]] (whose default name is Kamui in the Japanese version, and Corrin everywhere else) for ''FireEmblemFates'' ties to this trope. When war escalates between the peaceful land of [[{{Arcadia}} Hoshido]] and the ambitious land of [[WretchedHive Nohr]], the Avatar - having blood ties to Hoshido, but raised in Nohr from a young age - must either choose a kingdom, or side with neither. While picking neither side keeps their personality consistent with their morals, picking one of the two kingdoms leads to two ''very'' different attitudes from the Avatar, some which directly go against their morals (including a desire peace, yet can get aggressive if need be):
** If they choose Nohr, the Avatar will borderline-{{Wangst}} over their choice, feeling guilty for killing a Hoshidan even in self-defense. They will feel extreme guilt over having to fight their Hoshidan siblings, despite the fact that they have not seen them since they were a child, and during the game before the split, has spent no more than ''several days'' with both them and their biological mother. The Avatar also stands up to [[TheCaligula King Garon]] before the split with no issue, but becomes too timid to speak up against him afterward.
** If they choose Hoshido, the Avatar becomes angry and vengeful toward Nohr, and other than their Nohrian siblings (and they don't beg for their forgiveness like they do for the Hoshidan siblings like in ''Conquest''), has no issue killing Nohrian soldiers who are otherwise just doing their job and hold no loyalty to Garon. It's a very sharp contrast to both their belief in negotiation, as well as the "Hoshidan way" of peace and diplomacy over brutality. To emphasize this, most of ''Birthright's'' Chapters are either routing the enemy or killing the boss, whereas ''Conquest's'' are more varied, including a map that involves ''defending'' a Nohrian port town from Hoshidan invaders. What's more, despite the aforementioned preference for diplomacy, none of the other Hoshidans attempt to be civil with whatever civil Nohrians they encounter.
22nd Apr '16 10:16:56 AM TVRulezAgain
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* The very first story with ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} (or 'the Cat' as she was known at first) has Franchise//{{Batman}} sternly BreakTheFourthWall to remind the readers that crooks should never be admired and be fought at every turn. Four pages later he allows the Cat to escape (and deliberately foils ComicBook/{{Robin}}'s attempt to stop her) for the ''sole'' reason that [[DatingCatwoman he finds her sexy]] - other than being a non-violent thief (who still put people's lives in danger by choosing a scumbag partner when she robbed a yacht) there are ''no'' other extenuating circumstances in favor of letting her go.

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* The very first story with ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} (or 'the Cat' as she was known at first) has Franchise//{{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} sternly BreakTheFourthWall to remind the readers that crooks should never be admired and be fought at every turn. Four pages later he allows the Cat to escape (and deliberately foils ComicBook/{{Robin}}'s attempt to stop her) for the ''sole'' reason that [[DatingCatwoman he finds her sexy]] - other than being a non-violent thief (who still put people's lives in danger by choosing a scumbag partner when she robbed a yacht) there are ''no'' other extenuating circumstances in favor of letting her go.
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