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22nd Mar '17 10:34:20 PM Fireblood
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* In ''Literature/TheBible'', Laban and his family see nothing wrong with cheating Jacob out of Rachel, forcing him to work 20 years for them, enriching themselves on his labour in the process, and MovingTheGoalposts ten times. But when Jacob prospers despite their attempts, they think he's stealing from them and get angry, leading to God telling Jacob to get a move on.

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* In ''Literature/TheBible'', Laban and his family see nothing wrong with cheating Jacob out of Rachel, forcing him to work 20 years for them, enriching themselves on his labour labor in the process, and MovingTheGoalposts ten times. But when Jacob prospers despite their attempts, they think he's stealing from them and get angry, leading to God telling Jacob to get a move on.


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** Many of the things the Hebrews do come off this way: genocide, slavery etc. are condemned when done against them, but when they do it (often at God's command) then suddenly it's fine.
22nd Mar '17 10:25:05 PM Fireblood
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* In general, the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek gods]] would rain [[BoltOfDivineRetribution retribution]] down on mortals (or each other) for things they would cheerfully do themselves. As one example, Zeus was famous or infamous for his [[ReallyGetsAround many infidelities]], yet would savagely punish anyone who so much as looked at Hera (or any of the other major goddesses.) The goddess Calypso later called Zeus and the other male Olympians out on this not that it did any good.

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* In general, the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek gods]] would rain [[BoltOfDivineRetribution retribution]] down on mortals (or each other) for things they would cheerfully do themselves. As one example, Zeus was famous or infamous for his [[ReallyGetsAround many infidelities]], yet would savagely punish anyone who so much as looked at Hera (or any of the other major goddesses.) The goddess Calypso later called Zeus and the other male Olympians out on this this, not that it did any good.
22nd Mar '17 10:23:39 PM Fireblood
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*** Mace call him out on the hypocrisy in the novelisation and Anakin doesn't have much of an answer. But then Anakin's reaction was less about morality and more that he needed Palpatine alive.

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*** Mace call calls him out on the hypocrisy in the novelisation {{novelization}} and Anakin doesn't have much of an answer. But then Anakin's reaction was less about morality and more that he needed Palpatine alive.
18th Feb '17 7:44:08 PM Kaiseror
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* Comicbook/TheTransformersIDW: In [[Comicbook/TransformersPunishment the]] [[Comicbook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise various]] [[Comicbook/TransformersDarkCybertron books]] the deceptions often act like they are an oppressed people now that the war is over, while conveniently forgetting the four million years of [[HellholePrison murder]], [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]], [[AbsoluteXenophobe genocide]] and other atrocities they committed against both many alien races and their own kind.
16th Feb '17 1:04:17 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In one conversation, Davos advocates hiring sellswords like the Golden Company to bolster Stannis's numbers. Stannis, who is dealing with BloodMagic in his attempt to become King of the Seven Kingdoms, for some reason finds this objectionable even though it's the only way that he can bolster his ranks.
11th Feb '17 4:34:14 PM Ccook1956
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* Gold Key issue #4 of ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' posits in the story "Follow Through To Yoo Hoo" that all the racers (even virtuous Peter Perfect) use a book entitled "How To Win A Race By Hook Or Crook," written by the series' token villain, Dick Dastardly.
7th Feb '17 7:24:10 PM NineballCirno
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': Dr. Gero rages when Piccolo crushes one of his arms, demanding to know what he did to deserve such treatment. Piccolo responds that Gero vaporized a significant portion of a city with his EyeLasers; when Gero responds "I mean ''recently''!", Piccolo points out that this happened less than an hour ago.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': Dr. Gero rages when Piccolo crushes one of his arms, demanding to know what he did to deserve such treatment. Piccolo responds that Gero vaporized a significant portion of a city with his EyeLasers; LaserEyes; when Gero responds "I mean ''recently''!", Piccolo points out that this happened less than an hour ago.
26th Jan '17 10:16:59 AM Nintendoman01
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** The villainous Androids 17 and 18 from Trunks' BadFuture. This is best exemplified when Trunks, having [[TookALevelInBadass become much stronger]] thanks to his experiences in the past, returns, effortlessly kicks their asses, and kills 18, and 17 furiously calls him on it, despite the fact that both 17 ''and'' 18 had spent ''years'' rampaging across the Earth killing whoever and whenever they wanted ForTheEvulz. Trunks even [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls 17 out on it]] before killing him as well:

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** The villainous Androids 17 and 18 from Trunks' BadFuture. This is best exemplified when Trunks, having [[TookALevelInBadass become much stronger]] thanks to his experiences in the past, returns, effortlessly kicks their asses, and kills 18, and 17 furiously calls him on it, despite the fact that both 17 ''and'' 18 had spent ''years'' ''twenty years'' rampaging across the Earth killing whoever and whenever they wanted ForTheEvulz. Trunks even [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls 17 out on it]] before killing him as well:



** Baby from ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' wants revenge against the Saiyans for killing all the Truffles. To achieve that end, he enslaves everyone on Earth, a race that had absolutely ''nothing'' to do with the Saiyans/Truffle conflict, and attacks Goku and his family who were born long after the war. When Pan points out that the Saiyans who murdered his race are long dead, Baby says that he didn't care.

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** Zamasu from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' hates all mortal life, viewing them as brutal, selfish beings that abuse their god-given gifts to commit atrocities and kill each other, but he himself commits similar acts throughout the Future Trunks Saga. Present Zamasu is [[spoiler: perfectly willing to kill his own master to advance his goals (and in the timeline where [[EvilTwin Goku Black]] hails, he ''succeeded''), Goku Black's first act upon stealing Goku's body was to murder Goku and his entire family [[EvilIsPetty purely out of spite for Goku beating him in their sparring match]], and Future Zamasu uses ''his'' god-given gifts to slaughter entire planets, as well as his fellow gods, without a flicker of remorse.]] When [[spoiler: Future Zamasu and Goku Black [[FusionDance fuse]], Merged Zamasu even invokes this trope in regards to Goku and Vegeta fusing into Vegito, stating that "what becomes good when done by gods becomes evil when done by mortals... and becomes sin."]]
** Baby from ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' wants revenge against the Saiyans for killing all the Truffles. Tuffles. To achieve that end, he enslaves everyone on Earth, a race that had absolutely ''nothing'' to do with the Saiyans/Truffle Saiyans/Tuffle conflict, and attacks Goku and his family who were born long after the war. When Pan points out that the Saiyans who murdered his race are long dead, Baby says tells her point-blank that he didn't doesn't care.
21st Jan '17 8:52:41 AM ranabridged
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** when Franciene is upset with something Stan does she will go to ridiculous lengths to get him to stop this includes setting his mom up with Roger, openingly flirting with his coworker (she found out that Stan agreed to marry their dentist if she died before him) yet she is furious when Stan is upset with something and goes to the same extreme lengths. One of the more reoccurring instances of this the fact that she keeps spoiling their kids while admonishing Stan any time he tries to discipline them. Yet any time Stan tries to spend time for himself giving them free reign she calls him out for being selfish.
20th Jan '17 9:19:53 AM luord
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* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Valentine is perfectly okay with committing global genocide, as long as he's not directly witnessing it. He also genuinely feels awful about [[spoiler:shooting Harry]]... and goes on to say that, while he's not fine with killing anyone personally, he's fine with making them kill each other.

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* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Valentine is perfectly okay with committing global genocide, as long as he's not directly witnessing it. He also genuinely feels awful about [[spoiler:shooting Harry]]... and goes on to say that, while he's not fine with However, [[spoiler:when Merlin activates his implants, killing anyone personally, he's fine with making them kill each other.all of his underlings and associates]], he calls Eggsy out for [[spoiler:"killing all [his] friends"]].
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