History Main / NeverMyFault

1st Oct '16 8:28:14 AM dmcreif
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* Related: a fair number of complaints against police officers turn out to be unfounded or evidence comes up that exonerates the officer. Most of the complaints are arrestees trying to deflect from their own legal issues.



* Presidential candidate Ben Carson blames the "liberal media" for getting his story of how he supposedly stabbed a friend in his youth wrong, to explain the inconsistencies in the multiple versions. The problem? He wrote those versions himself, in his own books.

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* Presidential candidate Ben Carson blames blamed the "liberal media" for getting his story of how he supposedly stabbed a friend in his youth wrong, to explain the inconsistencies in the multiple versions. The problem? He wrote those versions himself, in his own books.
26th Sep '16 6:06:40 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': During her first day at Beacon, Ruby gets off on the wrong foot with [[RichBitch Weiss]] after accidentally setting off a Dust explosion; however, while Ruby ''did'' accidentally knock over Weiss' luggage and [[SneezeOfDoom ignited the Dust cloud with her sneeze]], Weiss was the one who created said Dust cloud in the first place by taking a can of it out and shaking it while scolding her, so the explosion was more her fault than Ruby's.
26th Sep '16 9:30:17 AM dmcreif
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** Nobu has an example of this in "Shadows in the Glass," after his Black Sky is killed by Stick, when he angrily confronts Fisk about not providing the Black Sky more protection. Fisk points out that Nobu only asked for the docks to be cleared of police interference and he held up that end of the deal, and it was Nobu's responsibility to inform Fisk of the importance of the incoming cargo.
25th Sep '16 7:46:49 PM dmcreif
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**{{Moral Guardian|s}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson_(activist) Jack Thompson]] was infamous for filing frivolous lawsuits and legal threats directed at companies ranging from Creator/TakeTwoInteractive to Creator/{{Nintendo}}, Wendy's, Webcomic/PennyArcade, Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, and Website/{{Facebook}}. He was eventually permanently disbarred by the Florida Bar Association for including gay pornography in one of his court filings, in addition to a lengthy history of abusive personal attacks, frivolous litigation for the purpose of harassment, making false statements, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking completely and utterly failing to display regret and remorse or even just admit to wrongdoing]].
25th Sep '16 7:42:00 PM dmcreif
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* Many FrivolousLawsuit is this trope.
**A suit was filed against Apple in light of a fatal vehicular accident, caused by a driver being distracted her iPhone. [[http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/25/technology/phone-makers-could-cut-off-drivers-so-why-dont-they.html A product liability lawsuit was filed against Apple]] by families of the victims, contending that Apple knew its phones would be used for texting and did not prevent the driver from texting dangerously. You know, rather than put sole blame on the driver.
**The lawsuit filed by indie game developer Digital Homicide against games journalist [[WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}} James Sterling]]. A horrible game developer attenoted to sue a critic and journalist for ''doing his job.'' Digital Homicide released several games on Steam that were all of particularly poor quality - often containing a litany of fundamental design flaws and massive bugs that almost always went un-patched. They're also about as unethical a company as you can get - trading under phony studio names, trying to bypass Steam Greenlight's voting process, releasing identical games that are obvious palette swaps, re-releasing the same unaltered game on Greenlight multiple times to reset the game's negative votes, and releasing so many games that the average development time for each of their games is ''less than a month each''. Sterling had reviewed all of their games negatively and reported about their assorted underhanded practices, and DH clashed with him multiple times. Having cranked out so many terrible games and been caught red-handed in underhanded activities, everybody on Steam knows who they are and their games no longer sell. Digital Homicide decided to sue Sterling for $10.7 million (later upped to $15 million) arguing that ''he was singularly responsible for the collapse of their entire business because he reviewed their games poorly.'' DH has put a summary of their lawsuit on their website and they argue that ''every single thing Sterling has EVER said or printed about them has been lies'' designed specifically by Sterling to demolish their business. Keep in mind most of the things DH is complaining about Sterling having said about them are very easily verifiable and Sterling is far from the only person to criticize them - he's just the most notable. The damages are listed as lost income (for the games they allege don't sell because of Sterling, but in reality because of their shitty quality), slander, assault on character, and mental anguish.
25th Sep '16 5:24:41 PM Gingerkitteh
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** A more clear-cut example happens during the ending when [[spoiler: Joker stabs Batman, causing him to drop the cure. His last hope for survival lost, Joker bitterly asks Batman if he's happy now, as if Batman had done it on purpose.]] It comes up again in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight; during the [[spoiler: [[VillainSong "Look Who's Laughing Now" musical number, the Joker hallucination refers to the events of ''Arkham City'' as "the night [Batman] let him [die]."]]

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** A more clear-cut example happens during the ending when [[spoiler: Joker stabs Batman, causing him to drop the cure. His last hope for survival lost, Joker bitterly asks Batman if he's happy now, as if Batman had done it on purpose.]] It comes up again in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight; ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''; during the [[spoiler: [[VillainSong "Look Who's Laughing Now" Now"]] musical number, the Joker hallucination refers to the events of ''Arkham City'' as "the night [Batman] let him [die]."]]
25th Sep '16 5:12:02 PM Gingerkitteh
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* During his last day in office, a president sits down at his desk and writes two letters, putting them in envelopes marked 1 and 2. As he welcomes the new president, he tells him that in case he runs out of major crisis, he open the first envelope. Some time later, a crisis looms, and the new president opens the first letter, reading "Blame me for everything." The new president does so, and everything works out fine. Some time later, another crisis comes along, and the president opens the second envelope. It begins "[[HereWeGoAgain Sit down at your desk and write two letters...]]"

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* During his last day in office, a president sits down at his desk and writes two letters, putting them in envelopes marked 1 and 2. As he welcomes the new president, he tells him that in case he runs out of options in a major crisis, he needs to open the first envelope. Some time later, a crisis looms, and the new president opens the first letter, reading "Blame me for everything." The new president does so, and everything works out fine. Some time later, another crisis comes along, and the president opens the second envelope. It begins "[[HereWeGoAgain Sit down at your desk and write two letters...]]"
25th Sep '16 11:47:23 AM MyFinalEdits
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* Flashbacks in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' establish that Wilson Fisk's father was one of these kinds of people. Bill's idea of "making a man" out of Wilson involved demeaning him, teaching him to blame others for his problems (including blaming Wilson himself for his own problems) and playing cruel jokes on him. When he lost the city council election, he believed that the reason he lost the local election was because his wife and son didn't show him enough respect at home, not because he was a vile, vicious, petty loser. This led to him beating his wife with a belt, and caused Wilson to snap and kill him with a hammer.

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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
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Flashbacks in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' establish that Wilson Fisk's father was one of these kinds of people. Bill's idea of "making a man" out of Wilson involved demeaning him, teaching him to blame others for his problems (including blaming Wilson himself for his own problems) and playing cruel jokes on him. When he lost the city council election, he believed that the reason he lost the local election was because his wife and son didn't show him enough respect at home, not because he was a vile, vicious, petty loser. This led to him beating his wife with a belt, and caused Wilson to snap and kill him with a hammer.
25th Sep '16 10:04:59 AM Nintendoman01
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* This trope drives most of the plot in the ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' episode "Finders Leapers." During the exploration of the Maruvian Chamber, Esteban goes against Professor Mendoza's warnings to just chip away small portions of the wall and smashes it down, thus freeing one of the [[SealedEvilInACan Duende]]; then his refusal to listen to Naomi's insistence that they need a plan allows the Duende to free one of his brothers; and finally, when they try to trap the Duendes to prevent them from freeing the third brother, he springs the trap too early and gets the group trapped in the chamber. All three times, he chooses to blame Naomi rather than accept responsibility, and after the third time, Elena [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out over it]], telling him point-blank that everything that's happened is his fault, ''not'' Naomi's.
22nd Sep '16 8:30:48 AM dmcreif
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** Also ComicBook/DoctorOctopus in both the novelization and the videogame of [[Film/SpiderMan2 the second movie]] blames Spider-Man for his wife's death, when it was the Doctor's own experiment that led to Rosie's death. The videogame adaptation has him snap out of his evil personality and admit that it was his own vanity that killed her. Ironically, his film incarnation avoids this completely by having Doctor Octopus completely uninterested in Spider-Man up until he's paid to kidnap him.
** [[SmugSnake Eddie Brock]] hates Peter for costing him the staff job at the Bugle. There are consequences to framing a man for robbery and falsifying journalistic documents, Eddie. This is actually TruthInTelevision: people who plagiarize rarely admit that what they're doing is wrong, and/or tell themselves they're a special case.

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** Also ComicBook/DoctorOctopus in both the novelization and the videogame of [[Film/SpiderMan2 the second movie]] blames Spider-Man for his wife's death, when it was the Doctor's own experiment that led to Rosie's death. The videogame adaptation has him snap out of his evil personality and admit that it was his own vanity that killed her. Ironically, his film incarnation avoids this completely by having Doctor Octopus completely uninterested in Spider-Man up until he's paid to kidnap him.
him. And it's more the arms that are giving him this mindset.
** [[SmugSnake Eddie Brock]] hates Peter for costing him the staff job at the Bugle. There ''Bugle''. Yeah, Peter may have been under the control of a symbiote that was making him act a bit differently, [[JerkassHasAPoint but there are consequences to framing a man for robbery and falsifying journalistic documents, documents]], Eddie. This is actually TruthInTelevision: people who plagiarize rarely admit that what they're doing is wrong, and/or tell themselves they're a special case.



* [[Creator/DavidTennant Kilgrave]] from ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has an uncanny ability to do this to just about every atrocity he commits/[[MindRape forces others to commit]]. Despite his mind control ability, he's under the impression that if he didn't physically force someone to do something (steal something, sleep with him, murder someone), it was ''their'' fault for doing it. Though not shown as extensively, the same could be said of Dorothy Walker and Jeri Hogarth.

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* [[Creator/DavidTennant Kilgrave]] from ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', has an uncanny ability to do this to just about every atrocity he commits/[[MindRape forces others to commit]]. Despite his mind control ability, he's He's under the impression that if he didn't physically force someone to do something (steal something, sleep with him, murder someone), it was ''their'' fault for doing it. (TruthInTelevision, as Kilgrave's personality is an amalgamation of the behaviors of typical abusers - impulsiveness, short temper, blaming others for his actions, his total lack of understanding of consent or others' feelings, etc.) Though not shown as extensively, the same could be said of Dorothy Walker and Jeri Hogarth.
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