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23rd May '17 12:15:57 AM Nintendoman01
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** During the Universal Survival Saga of ''Super'', when it's revealed that [[spoiler:Universe 7 is the second weakest universe and all universes who lose the Tournament of Power will be eradicated]], Beerus calls out the Supreme Kai for deciding to take a back seat and let the mortals of that universe grow stronger on their own, [[GodsHandsAreTied which is what the Supreme Kais are]] ''[[GodsHandsAreTied supposed]]'' [[GodsHandsAreTied to do]]. The Supreme Kai shoots back that it's just as much Beerus' fault since [[TheGodsMustBeLazy all he does is sleep]].
20th May '17 1:53:18 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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[[caption-width-right:350:All right, who made off with all the treats?]]



It is not easy to admit that we are responsible for our actions and deserve to be blamed--in fact for some people it's one of, if not ''the'' most difficult thing(s) to do--and it is often far more comfortable to play the BlameGame and convince ourselves that it is the fault of another, even though this is the coward's way out. We may blame others even when we know deep down in our hearts that it is our fault. Due to the RuleOfDrama, fictional characters will [[ItsAllMyFault blame themselves]] for things going south most of the time, but there are some cases where, just like in RealLife, the character who ''really'' is to blame will blame everyone else instead. Common variations include:

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It is not easy to admit that we are responsible for our actions and deserve to be blamed--in fact fact, for some people it's one of, if not ''the'' most difficult thing(s) to do--and it is often far more comfortable to play the BlameGame and convince ourselves that it is the fault of another, even though this is the coward's way out. We may blame others even when we know deep down in our hearts that it is our fault. Due to the RuleOfDrama, fictional characters will [[ItsAllMyFault blame themselves]] for things going south most of the time, but there are some cases where, just like in RealLife, the character who ''really'' is to blame will blame everyone else instead. Common variations include:



This is a frequent component of ComedicSociopathy and RevengeMyopia. Also tends to involve PsychologicalProjection and MoralDissonance. The [[OppositeTropes diametric opposite]] of ItsAllMyFault. A character prone to this will likely try GladIThoughtOfIt too. Compare HypocriticalHumor, which can involve a similar blindness to one's own flaws, and ImplausibleDeniability. See also ItsAllAboutMe and {{Narcissist}}, which are key reasons why a character would fall into any of the above. If the character doesn't blame others, but isn't sorry for what s/he's done, see TheUnapologetic (however, the two tropes can overlap). This trope is the defining characteristic of TheUnfairSex. Can overlap with EverythingIsRacist, when the person blames their failings which are clearly their own fault on societal prejudice and hatred towards people of their race/gender/sexual orientation/taste in music/whatever.

The formal term for this is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-serving_bias "self-serving bias"]], and it is a key personality trait of both TheSociopath and the {{Narcissist}}. Related cognitive biases include the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defensive_attribution_hypothesis defensive attribution hypothesis]] and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_attribution_error fundamental attribution error]].

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This is a frequent component of ComedicSociopathy and RevengeMyopia. Also tends to involve PsychologicalProjection and MoralDissonance. The [[OppositeTropes diametric opposite]] of ItsAllMyFault. A character prone to this will likely try GladIThoughtOfIt GladIThoughtOfIt, too. Compare HypocriticalHumor, which can involve a similar blindness to one's own flaws, and ImplausibleDeniability. See also ItsAllAboutMe and {{Narcissist}}, which are key reasons why a character would fall into any of the above. If the character doesn't blame others, but isn't sorry for what s/he's done, see TheUnapologetic (however, the two tropes can overlap).overlap, generally when the character says "IDidWhatIHadToDo"). This trope is the defining characteristic of TheUnfairSex. Can overlap with EverythingIsRacist, when the person blames their failings which are clearly their own fault on societal prejudice and hatred towards people of their race/gender/sexual orientation/taste in music/whatever.

The formal term for this is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-serving_bias "self-serving bias"]], and it is a key personality trait of both TheSociopath and the {{Narcissist}}. Related cognitive biases include the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defensive_attribution_hypothesis defensive attribution hypothesis]] and hypothesis]], as well as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_attribution_error fundamental and]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_attribution_error ultimate attribution error]].
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NOTE: Please remember that examples of people blaming others for something that's ''clearly'' someone else's fault is not an example of this trope. This trope is only for when people attempt to shift the blame off of ''themselves.''

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NOTE: Please remember that examples of people blaming others for something that's ''clearly'' someone else's (i.e. a third party's) fault is not an example of this trope. This trope is only for when people attempt to shift the blame off of ''themselves.''
17th May '17 6:12:31 AM luiz4200
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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': Mona Menise cracked up her car while speeding and says it's the policeman's fault for trying to make her stop.
16th May '17 10:50:08 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': During the Thousand-Year Blood War arc, Yamamoto blames Mayuri for the [[PuttingOnTheReich Vandenreich's]] attack, stating that if he and his division were more competent, the entire mess could have been avoided. Mayuri quickly turns the tables on Yamamoto, pointing out that he had specifically warned him that a Quincy attack on Soul Society was likely to happen after Uryu's infiltration, but Yamamoto [[CassandraTruth dismissed him as paranoid]] and thus did nothing to prepare, which is exactly what left them vulnerable to Yhwach's invasion in the first place.
-->'''Yamamoto''': "If your Research and Development Department had reported and managed it more promptly, this situation may have been avoidable."\\
'''Mayuri''': "That is not true. I foresaw and suggested this situation the moment Uryuu Ishida, the Quincy, infiltrated the Soul Society as a Ryouka. It was you who disregarded that as being absurd. Isn't the principle cause of this situation you, Captain-General?"



** Frieza, after his resurrection in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', gives Goku a long rant about his time in Hell, giving him more of a reason to want Goku dead. Goku tells him not to pin that on him, as it only happened because he came to Earth to destroy it.

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** Frieza, after his resurrection in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', gives blames Goku a long rant about his time for ending up in Hell, giving him more of a reason to want Hell. Goku dead. responds that Frieza chose to come to Earth looking for revenge, and that Trunks was the one who actually killed him in any case, never mind it was his own evil deeds that got him sent to Hell in the first place. In ''[[Annme/DragonBallSuper Super]]'', Frieza also blames Goku tells him not to pin for everything that on him, as it only happened on Namek, like him failing to gain immortality. This is ignoring the fact that he failed to get his wish because he came didn't know the password for the Dragon Balls, he couldn't speak Namekian, and he killed almost everyone he could have told him these things. Even without Goku, Frieza would have never gotten his wish. There is also the underlining fact that Vegeta did overall more damage to Earth to destroy it.Frieza since he's the one who killed all his men.
9th May '17 4:55:59 AM eagleeyemcfly
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* A rather dark example in ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''. [[spoiler: After committing numerous atrocities in Dubai, Walker develops a Dissociative Personality Disorder and starts hallucinating an imaginary colonel Konrad over the radio, on who he blames all the things that he himself has done, even though the real Konrad committed suicide quite some time ago after he couldn't deal with the consequences of his own actions. Even when confronted with Konrad's corpse Walker can still disbelieve that he is hallucinating by shooting the hallucination. ]]

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* A rather dark example in ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''. [[spoiler: After committing numerous atrocities in Dubai, Walker develops a Dissociative Personality Identity Disorder and starts hallucinating an imaginary colonel Konrad over the radio, on who he blames all the things that he himself has done, even though the real Konrad committed suicide quite some time ago after he couldn't deal with the consequences of his own actions. Even when confronted with Konrad's corpse Walker can still disbelieve that he is hallucinating by shooting the hallucination. ]]
6th May '17 8:01:37 PM Az_Tech341
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* UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity states that this trope is the reason why Adam and Eve were banished from the Paradise by God, as they rejected repentance and blamed other beings: the serpent, Eve and God himself. Orthodox Church states that if they had repented, the sin would have been forgiven.

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* UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity states that this trope is the reason why Adam and Eve were banished from the Paradise by God, as they rejected repentance and blamed other beings: the serpent, Eve Eve, and God himself. Orthodox Church states that if they had repented, the sin would have been forgiven.
6th May '17 6:51:50 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': Women are blamed for the fall in birthrates due to their wickedness, promiscuity and subsequent lack of fertility, [[spoiler: but when Offred goes to see a doctor for a checkup, he claims that most (if not all) of the Commanders are also sterile.]]



* Orthodox Christianity states that this trope is the reason why Adam and Eve were banished from the Paradise by God, as they rejected repentance and blamed other beings: the serpent, Eve, God himself. Orthodox Church states that if they had repented, the sin would been forgiven.

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* Orthodox Christianity UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity states that this trope is the reason why Adam and Eve were banished from the Paradise by God, as they rejected repentance and blamed other beings: the serpent, Eve, Eve and God himself. Orthodox Church states that if they had repented, the sin would have been forgiven.
1st May '17 7:34:24 PM DesertDragon
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The formal term for this is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-serving_bias "self-serving bias"]], and it is a key personality trait of TheSociopath. Related cognitive biases include the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defensive_attribution_hypothesis defensive attribution hypothesis]] and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_attribution_error fundamental attribution error]].

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The formal term for this is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-serving_bias "self-serving bias"]], and it is a key personality trait of TheSociopath.both TheSociopath and the {{Narcissist}}. Related cognitive biases include the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defensive_attribution_hypothesis defensive attribution hypothesis]] and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_attribution_error fundamental attribution error]].



NOTE: Please remember that examples of people blaming others for something that's clearly someone ''else's'' fault is not an example of this trope. This trope is only for when people attempt to shift the blame off of ''themselves.''

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NOTE: Please remember that examples of people blaming others for something that's clearly ''clearly'' someone ''else's'' else's fault is not an example of this trope. This trope is only for when people attempt to shift the blame off of ''themselves.''
24th Apr '17 9:50:43 PM Segal991
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** Quite possibly the most infamous example would be in "Arthur's Big Hit", when she breaks his model plane [[IWarnedYou despite his warnings]] and because [[WhatAnIdiot she thinks it could fly]]. She blames Arthur for not building the plane correctly before he [[TakeThatScrappy punches her in retaliation]]. To make matters worse, Arthur takes all of the punishment, and [[KarmaHoudini D.W. gets off scot-free]]. [[JerkSue The episode tries to portray D.W. as the victim]] and [[DesignatedVillain Arthur as the one in the wrong]].

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** Quite possibly the most infamous example would be in "Arthur's Big Hit", when she breaks his model plane [[IWarnedYou despite his warnings]] and because [[WhatAnIdiot she thinks it could fly]]. She blames Arthur for not building the plane correctly before he [[TakeThatScrappy punches her her]] [[WouldHitAGirl in retaliation]]. To make matters worse, Arthur takes all of the punishment, and [[KarmaHoudini D.W. gets off scot-free]]. [[JerkSue The episode tries to portray D.W. as the victim]] and [[DesignatedVillain Arthur as the one in the wrong]].wrong]].
** Arthur gets one in "Sick As A Dog". After Pal falls ill, Arthur instantly accuses DW of causing Pal's sickness, even though it was Arthur who got Pal sick by feeding him candy.
24th Apr '17 9:47:09 PM Segal991
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** Brian notes that Peter is a terrible liar. The scene then cuts to Peter and one other man in an elevator. Peter farts. The other man looks at him. Peter's remark? "Um... That was you."

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** Brian notes that Peter is a terrible liar. The scene then cuts to Peter and one other man in an elevator. [[{{Gasshole}} Peter farts. farts.]] The other man looks at him. Peter's remark? [[BlatantLies "Um... That was you.""]]



--->"[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone What have I]] -- what have '''they''' done to you?!"

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--->"[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone What have I]] -- [[IgnoredEpiphany what have '''they''' have]] '''[[IgnoredEpiphany they]]''' [[IgnoredEpiphany done to you?!"you?!]]"
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