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15th Dec '17 6:40:49 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** Loki also invokes this trope, sponsoring taxi drivers, cleaners, and the homeless as [[TheAtoner atonement for his crimes]] during his EvilOverlord phase and because he now understands that WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility. Of course, [[ReformedButNotTamed being]] [[MagnificentBastard Loki]], his generosity has a second layer to it: [[spoiler: those groups serve as a spy network for him, as they're invisible, get everywhere, hear everything, are often closely connected, and few people pay attention to them]].

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** Loki also invokes this trope, sponsoring taxi drivers, cleaners, and the homeless as [[TheAtoner atonement for his crimes]] during his EvilOverlord phase and because he now understands that WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility. Of course, [[ReformedButNotTamed being]] [[MagnificentBastard Loki]], his generosity has a second layer to it: [[spoiler: those groups serve as a spy network for him, as they're invisible, get everywhere, hear everything, are often closely connected, and few people pay attention to them]].them.
10th Dec '17 2:08:54 PM costanton11
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'':

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'':''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'':



** In an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of the trope, Elizabeth chides William Turner for calling her "Miss Swan" instead of her given name. William politely refuses to drop the formality, and Elizabeth's father praises him for having a better sense of propriety than his daughter.

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** In an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of the trope, Elizabeth chides William Turner for calling her "Miss Swan" Swann" instead of her given name. William politely refuses to drop the formality, and Elizabeth's father praises him for having a better sense of propriety than his daughter.
29th Nov '17 3:25:31 PM MasterFuzzy
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* As in the above, Harry Potter/Thorson is always considerate of House Elves and servants in ''FanFic/ChildOfTheStorm,'' implied to be partially because of his own abuse at the hands of the Dursleys and partially because he's [[NiceGuy just that kind of a person.]]
** Loki also invokes this trope, sponsoring taxi drivers, cleaners, and the homeless as [[TheAtoner atonement for his crimes]] during his EvilOverlord phase and because he now understands that WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility. Of course, [[ReformedButNotTamed being]] [[MagnificentBastard Loki]], his generosity has a second layer to it: [[spoiler: those groups serve as a spy network for him, as they're invisible, get everywhere, hear everything, are often closely connected, and few people pay attention to them]].
28th Nov '17 5:49:03 AM Conradus
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* ReeseWitherspoon found out the hard way that it's a good idea not to berate a police officer when you get pulled over, ''especially when everything is being recorded on the officer's dashcam.'' Part of her tirade was a ''do you know who I am?'', which in addition to showing a lot of contempt for the working class, isn't going to impress any police officer who's just doing his job. It got so bad that her husband, who was actually the one getting ticketed, basically shouted at her to STFU.

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* ReeseWitherspoon Creator/ReeseWitherspoon found out the hard way that it's a good idea not to berate a police officer when you get pulled over, ''especially when everything is being recorded on the officer's dashcam.'' Part of her tirade was a ''do you know who I am?'', which in addition to showing a lot of contempt for the working class, isn't going to impress any police officer who's just doing his job. It got so bad that her husband, who was actually the one getting ticketed, basically shouted at her to STFU.
23rd Nov '17 7:21:18 AM DVB
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* In the [[Franchise/HarryPotter Potterverse]], the wizarding world's treatment of sentient non-humans (especially house-elves, who are by nature vulnerable to exploitation) is both an overtly political issue and a sign of personal values.
** Hermione and Harry play this trope straight from the beginning, both being raised in the Muggle world (though Harry was a bit slow to catch on regarding the elves, only realizing the consequences in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'', and Hermione may have played it too straight due to naivete in the beginning). Ron is a bit more difficult to categorize. He is a good person like his friends, but displayed a (not unjustified) wariness of giants, describing them as 'not nice.' He also acted as a bit of a foil toward Hermione about house-elves, but had nothing against them. However, he seemed to be even more unaware than Harry of the potential consequences of the isolating behavior. He does earn [[FirstKiss something special]] from Hermione when he advises that they order the House-Elves to retreat, finding the idea of ordering the elves to die for them abhorrent.

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* In the [[Franchise/HarryPotter Potterverse]], the wizarding world's Wizarding World's treatment of sentient non-humans (especially house-elves, who are by nature vulnerable to exploitation) is both an overtly political issue and a sign of personal values.
values, though we only ever get to see Wizarding Britain's stances on it:
** Hermione and Harry play this trope straight from the beginning, both being raised in the Muggle world (though Harry was a bit slow to catch on regarding the elves, only realizing the consequences in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'', and Hermione may have played it too straight due to naivete in the beginning). Ron is a bit more difficult to categorize. He is a good person like his friends, but displayed friends though hasn't gotten as much change to interact. The only hesitance he has shown is a (not unjustified) not unwarranted wariness toward giants (which, to be frank, is understandable given their size and history of giants, describing them as 'not nice.' violence, which Hagried can attest to.) He also acted as a bit of a foil toward Hermione about house-elves, but had nothing against them. However, he seemed to be even more unaware than Harry of the potential consequences of the isolating behavior. He does earn [[FirstKiss something special]] from Hermione when he advises that they order the House-Elves to retreat, finding the idea of ordering the elves to die for them abhorrent.
23rd Nov '17 7:11:55 AM DVB
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** Sirius Black, source of the page quote, was (according to Dumbledore) kind to house-elves in general but couldn't stand his own house elf Kreacher when stuck trapped in the same house for a year while hiding in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', while his evil-aligned family were kind to Kreacher. Sirius is the second type of NoHeroToHisValet: he ''is'' good, but he views Kreacher as an embodiment of everything he loathed about his childhood and family traditions, resulting in a very negative relationship. [[spoiler:This proves to be Sirius' undoing.]]

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** Sirius Black, source of the page quote, was (according to Dumbledore) kind to house-elves in general but couldn't stand his own house elf Kreacher when stuck trapped in the same house for a year while hiding in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', while his evil-aligned family were kind to Kreacher. Sirius is the second type of NoHeroToHisValet: he ''is'' good, but he views Kreacher as an embodiment of everything he loathed about his childhood and family traditions, resulting in a very negative relationship.relationship (not to mention the implications he and Kreacher never got along even back when Sirius was a child). [[spoiler:This proves to be Sirius' undoing.]]
5th Nov '17 10:39:01 AM gb00393
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** Tytos Lannister had his kennelmaster (the grandfather of Gregor and Sandor), knighted for saving his life from a lioness thus making the latter the forebear of House Clegane. Though typical for the series, this one act of kindness led to killing machines Ser Gregor Clegane and Sandor Clegane when they enter the Lannister service as loyal hitmen.
4th Nov '17 11:30:36 AM Quill
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29th Oct '17 7:47:08 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm Over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', Garth Thorvald took advantage of his superior position and ability to talk his way out of trouble to abuse Shann.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm Over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', ''Literature/StormOverWarlock'', Garth Thorvald took advantage of his superior position and ability to talk his way out of trouble to abuse Shann.
26th Oct '17 9:11:08 PM darkemyst
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* In the Potterverse, the wizarding world's treatment of sentient non-humans (especially house-elves, who are by nature vulnerable to exploitation) is both an overtly political issue and a sign of personal values.
** Hermione and Harry play this trope straight from the beginning, both being raised in the Muggle world (though Harry was a bit slow to catch on regarding the elves, only realizing the consequences in ''Half-Blood Prince'', and Hermione may have played it too straight due to naivete in the beginning). Ron is a bit more difficult to categorize. He is a good person like his friends, but displayed a (not unjustified) wariness of giants, describing them as 'not nice.' He also acted as a bit of a foil toward Hermione about house-elves, but had nothing against them. However, he seemed to be even more unaware than Harry of the potential consequences of the isolating behavior. He does earn [[FirstKiss something special]] from Hermione when he advises that they order the House-Elves to retreat, finding the idea of ordering the elves to die for them abhorrent.

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* In the Potterverse, [[Franchise/HarryPotter Potterverse]], the wizarding world's treatment of sentient non-humans (especially house-elves, who are by nature vulnerable to exploitation) is both an overtly political issue and a sign of personal values.
** Hermione and Harry play this trope straight from the beginning, both being raised in the Muggle world (though Harry was a bit slow to catch on regarding the elves, only realizing the consequences in ''Half-Blood Prince'', ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'', and Hermione may have played it too straight due to naivete in the beginning). Ron is a bit more difficult to categorize. He is a good person like his friends, but displayed a (not unjustified) wariness of giants, describing them as 'not nice.' He also acted as a bit of a foil toward Hermione about house-elves, but had nothing against them. However, he seemed to be even more unaware than Harry of the potential consequences of the isolating behavior. He does earn [[FirstKiss something special]] from Hermione when he advises that they order the House-Elves to retreat, finding the idea of ordering the elves to die for them abhorrent.



** Sirius Black, source of the page quote, was (according to Dumbledore) kind to house-elves in general but cruel to his own house elf Kreacher, while his evil-aligned family were kind to Kreacher. Sirius is the second type of NoHeroToHisValet: he ''is'' good, but he views Kreacher as an embodiment of everything he loathed about his childhood and family traditions, resulting in a very negative relationship. [[spoiler:This proves to be Sirius' undoing.]]

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** Sirius Black, source of the page quote, was (according to Dumbledore) kind to house-elves in general but cruel to couldn't stand his own house elf Kreacher, Kreacher when stuck trapped in the same house for a year while hiding in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', while his evil-aligned family were kind to Kreacher. Sirius is the second type of NoHeroToHisValet: he ''is'' good, but he views Kreacher as an embodiment of everything he loathed about his childhood and family traditions, resulting in a very negative relationship. [[spoiler:This proves to be Sirius' undoing.]]



*** Dumbledore's prediction comes fully true in ''Deathly Hallows'': [[spoiler: Voldemort grants special treatment to a few particularly violent non-human species that he finds useful as weapons, but the rest suffer even more abuse at the hands of the Death Eaters than they did under the Ministry, and rise against him in outright revolt after Harry's HeroicSacrifice]].

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*** Dumbledore's prediction comes fully true in ''Deathly Hallows'': ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'': [[spoiler: Voldemort grants special treatment to a few particularly violent non-human species that he finds useful as weapons, but the rest suffer even more abuse at the hands of the Death Eaters than they did under the Ministry, and rise against him in outright revolt after Harry's HeroicSacrifice]].
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