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26th Jul '16 11:17:44 AM deltanine
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* FreedomPlanet: [[spoiler:Brevon, the main villain, constantly tries to portray himself as a victimized WellIntentionedExtremist and that the heroes' misfortunes are their own fault for getting in his way. Needless to say, this really rings hollow, especially since he tries this justification ''after turning Milla into a brainwashed monster purely out of spite''.]]
24th Jul '16 6:59:28 PM deltanine
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* In a [[http://mrshoneydew.deviantart.com/art/What-Chapter-372-of-Fairy-Tail-Should-Have-Been-524338116 fanfiction]] [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10791036/1/What-Chapter-372-of-Fairy-Tail-should-have-been rewriting]] FairyTail's 372nd chapter, titled WhatChapter372OfFairyTailShouldHaveBeen, Erza frequently insists that Kyouka is the actual sadist simply because she tortured Erza first, and therefore that completely justifies all the torture Erza has thrown back at Kyouka in return. In fact, she firmly stands by the notion that the act of torturing Kyouka is “comeuppance.” Never mind that Erza used far worse torture methods than [[WhipItGood whipping]] and [[ElectricTorture electrocution]], though she used the latter method later on as well. Also, never mind that part of Erza’s torture methods involves ‘’ripping one of Kyouka’s lungs out!’’ [[spoiler: And later her eyes.]]

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* In a [[http://mrshoneydew.deviantart.com/art/What-Chapter-372-of-Fairy-Tail-Should-Have-Been-524338116 fanfiction]] [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10791036/1/What-Chapter-372-of-Fairy-Tail-should-have-been rewriting]] FairyTail's 372nd chapter, titled WhatChapter372OfFairyTailShouldHaveBeen, Fanfic/WhatChapter372OfFairyTailShouldHaveBeen, Erza frequently insists that Kyouka is the actual sadist simply because she tortured Erza first, and therefore that completely justifies all the torture Erza has thrown back at Kyouka in return. In fact, she firmly stands by the notion that the act of torturing Kyouka is “comeuppance.” Never mind that Erza used far worse torture methods than [[WhipItGood whipping]] and [[ElectricTorture electrocution]], though she used the latter method later on as well. Also, never mind that part of Erza’s torture methods involves ‘’ripping one of Kyouka’s lungs out!’’ [[spoiler: And later her eyes.]]
17th Jul '16 9:00:08 PM PaulA
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* In the 2012 version of ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'', Zeus is made aware of his son Perseus but refuses to show him any favor. He says his son has shown no love for him either, casually ignoring the fact that Perseus is a discarded byproduct of one of Zeus's nights of lust with a mortal woman. Eventually Zeus warms up to Perseus and helps him on his quest, even claiming him as his own in the end.

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* In the 2012 2010 version of ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'', ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'', Zeus is made aware of his son Perseus but refuses to show him any favor. He says his son has shown no love for him either, casually ignoring the fact that Perseus is a discarded byproduct of one of Zeus's nights of lust with a mortal woman. Eventually Zeus warms up to Perseus and helps him on his quest, even claiming him as his own in the end.
10th Jul '16 3:42:18 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' gives us the enemy pilot Bogue Con-Vaart, who curses humans for all the senseless death they cause...while conveniently ignoring the fact that he himself is only a few steps short of being TheBerserker on the battlefield. On top of that, he utterly despises [[GirlGroup Walküre]] and goes out of his way to try and kill them in every single battle possible, when Walküre is only trying to counter the HatePlague that Bogue's people are inflicting on both soldiers and innocent civilians. Many of his fellow Windemerians have similar attitudes (minus the seething hatred of Walküre), but Bogue is by far the most fervent and hypocritical.

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* ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' gives us the enemy pilot Bogue Con-Vaart, who curses humans for all the senseless death they cause...while conveniently ignoring the fact that he himself is only a few steps short of being TheBerserker on the battlefield. On top of that, he utterly despises [[GirlGroup Walküre]] and goes out of his way to try and kill them in every single battle possible, when Walküre is only trying to counter the HatePlague that Bogue's people are inflicting on both soldiers and innocent civilians. Many of his fellow Windemerians Windermerians have similar attitudes (minus the seething hatred of Walküre), but Bogue is by far the most fervent and hypocritical.
9th Jul '16 9:25:40 PM LinTaylor
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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/WorldWar'' series has The Race, a race of lizard-like aliens who come to Earth during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII to add the planet to their empire. Because their kind are so slow to change, they think everyone and everything should fall within their own standards. For example, they refer to Earthly religions as superstitions, but believe in their own version of Heaven as fervently as any human true believer. Later in the series, they pitch a fit when some mice accidentally get set loose on their homeworld and start causing ecological damage; when a human points out that they intentionally brought their plants and animals to Earth which are causing quite a bit of damage themselves, their response is "That's okay, because we're the ones who did it" (and for added irony, it was a Race member who released the mice).

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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/WorldWar'' series has The Race, a race of lizard-like aliens who come to Earth during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII to add the planet to their empire. Because their kind are so slow to change, they think everyone and everything should fall within their own standards. For example, they refer to Earthly religions as superstitions, but believe in their own version of Heaven as fervently as any human true believer. Later in the series, they pitch a fit when some mice accidentally get set loose on Their justification for this? Because their homeworld and start causing ecological damage; when a human points out that entire species, as well as the two races they intentionally brought conquered, have believed this for tens of thousands of years. If they were wrong about their plants and animals to Earth which are causing quite a bit of damage themselves, their response is "That's okay, because we're the ones who did it" (and for added irony, it was a Race member who released the mice).afterlife, [[SarcasmMode don't you think they'd know by now]]?



** Their justification for why their own Emperor-worship is different from Tosevite [[InsistentTerminology superstitions]]? Their entire species, as well as the two races they conquered, have believed this for tens of thousands of years. If they were wrong about their afterlife, [[SarcasmMode don't you think they'd know by now]]?
** This, naturally, happens in reverse too. A secret attack by [[spoiler:Americans]] destroys several colonization ships of the Race with thousands of peacefully-[[HumanPopsicle sleeping]] colonists aboard. After the truth is exposed, the Race retaliates by nuking [[spoiler:Indianapolis]]. The person who revealed the truth is reviled by everyone for being ''fair''. Everyone else's attitude is that SpeciesLoyalty and MyCountryRightOrWrong are what he should have followed, not unbiased fairness.

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** Their justification for why In the final book in the series, when humanity sends ambassadors to the Race's home planet, and some mice (brought along as food tasters) get released, causing ecological damage, which makes the Race throw a fit. The Americans point out that the mice were released by accident (by a member of the Race, no less), but the Race had absolutely no problem importing their own Emperor-worship is different from Tosevite [[InsistentTerminology superstitions]]? flora and fauna to Earth, to the point of completely changing the ecology of some regions (primarily around the Middle East). Their entire species, as well as the two races they conquered, have believed response to this for tens of thousands of years. If they were wrong about their afterlife, [[SarcasmMode don't you think they'd know by now]]?
is "That's different, because we're the ones who did it."
** This, naturally, happens in reverse too. A secret attack by [[spoiler:Americans]] destroys several colonization ships of the Race with thousands of peacefully-[[HumanPopsicle sleeping]] colonists aboard. After Sam Yeager, one of the series' focus characters, exposes the truth is exposed, because he found the attack distasteful and cowardly[[note]]explicitly calling it worse than Pearl Harbor because the colonists were civilians[[/note]], and the Race retaliates by nuking [[spoiler:Indianapolis]]. The person who revealed Because of his actions, Yeager gets treated like the truth is reviled next Benedict Arnold by pretty much everyone except for being ''fair''. Everyone else's his small circle of friends and family; the general attitude is that he should have followed SpeciesLoyalty and MyCountryRightOrWrong are what he should have followed, not unbiased fairness.rather than any sense of fairness or honesty.
9th Jul '16 8:56:33 PM LinTaylor
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** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'', Kamille and Jerid go back and forth with killing people important to the other (sometimes unknowingly, as with Jerrid killing [[spoiler:Kamille's mother by crushing the capsule she was in]]), and both regularly accuse the other of being a cold-blooded murderer. Kamille also gets this hilariously {{Narm}}ful quote, directed at BloodKnight Yazan Gable: "How can you kill people so easily?! '''''DIE!!'''''"

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** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'', Kamille and Jerid go back and forth with killing people important to the other (sometimes unknowingly, as with Jerrid killing [[spoiler:Kamille's mother by crushing the capsule she was in]]), and both regularly accuse the other of being a cold-blooded murderer.murderer[[note]]The spoilered bit is especially interesting because Jerid's superiors lied to him and said the capsule was a bomb; when he found out the truth, he actually tried to apologize to Kamille, who was too far-gone with rage to care[[/note]]. Kamille also gets this hilariously {{Narm}}ful quote, directed at BloodKnight Yazan Gable: "How can you kill people so easily?! '''''DIE!!'''''"


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* ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' gives us the enemy pilot Bogue Con-Vaart, who curses humans for all the senseless death they cause...while conveniently ignoring the fact that he himself is only a few steps short of being TheBerserker on the battlefield. On top of that, he utterly despises [[GirlGroup Walküre]] and goes out of his way to try and kill them in every single battle possible, when Walküre is only trying to counter the HatePlague that Bogue's people are inflicting on both soldiers and innocent civilians. Many of his fellow Windemerians have similar attitudes (minus the seething hatred of Walküre), but Bogue is by far the most fervent and hypocritical.
8th Jul '16 4:36:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* The gangsters in ''Series/TheSopranos'' could rival the Cylons for this trope. Most are willing to commit multiple murders to protect Their own, even when They have committed terrible crimes, such as Tony protecting his cousin from the New York families and putting his friends in danger even though his cousin murdered one of Their men (though that was only because Tony wanted him not to suffer, which he almost certainly would have at Their hands). It reaches its peak in Season 3 when the bosses admonish Tony for beating up Ralph after Ralph had just brutally murdered a twenty-year old stripper who was pregnant with his child. The sole reason is because she was not related to him and thus not important in Their eyes. Ralph then acts personally offended and demands an apology and compensation, completely ignoring the fact that he just killed a completely innocent girl in cold blood.

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* The gangsters in ''Series/TheSopranos'' could rival the Cylons for this trope. Most are willing to commit multiple murders to protect Their their own, even when They they have committed terrible crimes, such as Tony protecting his cousin from the New York families and putting his friends in danger even though his cousin murdered one of Their their men (though that was only because Tony wanted him not to suffer, which he almost certainly would have at Their their hands). It reaches its peak in Season 3 when the bosses admonish Tony for beating up Ralph after Ralph had just brutally murdered a twenty-year old stripper who was pregnant with his child. The sole reason is because she was not related to him and thus not important in Their their eyes. Ralph then acts personally offended and demands an apology and compensation, completely ignoring the fact that he just killed a completely innocent girl in cold blood.
8th Jul '16 4:32:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': Roger takes this trope UpToEleven. He'll lie, cheat, and even murder for his own selfish goals, but if he's even slightly wronged in ''any'' way, shape, or form (i.e. Steve stealing his cookie in "Stannie Get Your Gun"), he'll go above and beyond to make the offending party's life miserable.

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Roger takes this trope UpToEleven. He'll lie, cheat, and even murder for his own selfish goals, but if he's even slightly wronged in ''any'' way, shape, or form (i.e. Steve stealing his cookie in "Stannie Get Your Gun"), he'll go above and beyond to make the offending party's life miserable.
8th Jul '16 4:30:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is how the Cardassians viewed the Bajorans (and likely everyone else) in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. Gul Dukat in particular claims that it was obvious that the Bajorans were inferior technologically, culturally and socially, and that their biggest problem is that they would not just accept their role. He also seemed to be very shocked and angry when Cardassians were killed by Bajoran terrorists, but was significantly less concerned with the lives of the Bajoran slaves on Terok Nor. Admittedly he claims (and it's likely he is telling the truth, given his PetTheDog moments) to have improved conditions for the slaves, but he seemed pretty clear on the whole "Bajorans need to learn their place, they only bring suffering on themselves by not acquiescing" mentality.

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This is how the Cardassians viewed the Bajorans (and likely everyone else) in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.else). Gul Dukat in particular claims that it was obvious that the Bajorans were inferior technologically, culturally and socially, and that their biggest problem is that they would not just accept their role. He also seemed to be very shocked and angry when Cardassians were killed by Bajoran terrorists, but was significantly less concerned with the lives of the Bajoran slaves on Terok Nor. Admittedly he claims (and it's likely he is telling the truth, given his PetTheDog moments) to have improved conditions for the slaves, but he seemed pretty clear on the whole "Bajorans need to learn their place, they only bring suffering on themselves by not acquiescing" mentality.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Dean's attitude towards the possibility of Sam turning into a monster or otherwise being abnormal: he's perfectly willing to kill strangers who might go darkside, but simply refuses to do so with his brother even when presented with clear indications of this happening, because he (pretty literally) couldn't bear to live without him.

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Dean's attitude towards the possibility of Sam turning into a monster or otherwise being abnormal: he's perfectly willing to kill strangers who might go darkside, but simply refuses to do so with his brother even when presented with clear indications of this happening, because he (pretty literally) couldn't bear to live without him.



* In the ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' episode "Resurrection Ship Part II", Chip-Six is enraged that the Colonials will "murder" thousands of inert spare Cylon bodies when they destroy the eponymous Resurrection Ship. "God will never forgive this sin." She of course doesn't seem to care that the Cylons had murdered ''billions'' of living, breathing humans when they nuked the Colonies.

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In the ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' episode "Resurrection Ship Part II", Chip-Six is enraged that the Colonials will "murder" thousands of inert spare Cylon bodies when they destroy the eponymous Resurrection Ship. "God will never forgive this sin." She of course doesn't seem to care that the Cylons had murdered ''billions'' of living, breathing humans when they nuked the Colonies.



* In the fourth ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' series, General Melchett is utterly enraged when Blackadder cooks and eats his pet pigeon, and sentences Blackadder to death in a comically ridiculous KangarooCourt. However, in another episode, it's revealed that he ran over Lt. George's pet rabbit when George was a child and is completely callous about it-both when it happened, and when he talks about it in the present.

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In the fourth ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' series, General Melchett is utterly enraged when Blackadder cooks and eats his pet pigeon, and sentences Blackadder to death in a comically ridiculous KangarooCourt. However, in another episode, it's revealed that he ran over Lt. George's pet rabbit when George was a child and is completely callous about it-both when it happened, and when he talks about it in the present.



* In Season Four of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Laurel takes Oliver to task over his lying to his fiancee about having a son when the boy's mother demanded he not tell anyone about him in exchange for being allowed to visit with him. This in spite of Laurel making some equally objectionable decisions regarding lying to loved ones, including spending the better part of Season Three hiding her sister's death from her father and going so far as to masquerade as said sister while dragging her fellow vigilantes into helping cover-up the death.

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In Season Four of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Four, Laurel takes Oliver to task over his lying to his fiancee about having a son when the boy's mother demanded he not tell anyone about him in exchange for being allowed to visit with him. This in spite of Laurel making some equally objectionable decisions regarding lying to loved ones, including spending the better part of Season Three hiding her sister's death from her father and going so far as to masquerade as said sister while dragging her fellow vigilantes into helping cover-up the death.
4th Jul '16 5:23:45 AM ManEFaces
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* In the 2012 version of ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'', Zeus is made aware of his son Perseus but refuses to show him any favor. He says his son has shown no love for him either, casually ignoring the fact that Perseus is a discarded byproduct of one of Zeus's nights of lust with a mortal woman. Eventually Zeus warms up to Perseus and helps him on his quest, even claiming him as his own in the end.
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