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3rd Feb '16 2:54:36 PM DoctorCooper
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[[folder:Real Life]] * Quite often in real life, because life's a bitch. * [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-celebrities-who-got-blacklisted-doing-right-thing/ 4 celebrities who got blacklisted for doing the right thing]] written by Cracked. * ''[[Website/{{Cracked}} Cracked.com's]] [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20284_5-horrifying-ways-universe-has-repaid-good-deeds.html 5 Horrifying Ways the Universe Has Repaid Good Deeds]] * [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20815_5-heroic-attempts-to-do-good-that-backfired-horribly.html 5 Heroic Attempts to Do Good That Backfired Horribly]] written by Cracked. [[/folder]]
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[[folder:Real Life]] * Quite often in real life, because life's a bitch. * [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-celebrities-who-got-blacklisted-doing-right-thing/ 4 celebrities who got blacklisted for doing the right thing]] written by Cracked. * ''[[Website/{{Cracked}} Cracked.com's]] [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20284_5-horrifying-ways-universe-has-repaid-good-deeds.html 5 Horrifying Ways the Universe Has Repaid Good Deeds]] * [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20815_5-heroic-attempts-to-do-good-that-backfired-horribly.html 5 Heroic Attempts to Do Good That Backfired Horribly]] written by Cracked. [[/folder]]
31st Jan '16 3:47:57 PM Blazer
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* This can happen in Website/GoAnimate [[YouAreGrounded "Grounded"]] videos. For instance, in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NUh6LmjVgY this]] video, WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}} stops his father, Boris, from robbing a bank. However, when Boris gets arrested, Caillou is arrested as well. His crime? Being a "baby show" character. Boris is given three and a half years in jail and is put in a fancy jail cell with all amenities while Caillou is given ''[[DisproportionateRetribution life in prison]]'' stuck in a smaller part of Boris' cell without even a bed or a toilet and Boris is allowed to beat up Caillou whenever he wishes.
14th Jan '16 1:26:47 AM jormis29
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* ''SquidRow'': After Grace [[LazyBum lets all the special orders accumulate]], and Randie clears them, the viciously unpleasant Grace get more hours.
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* ''SquidRow'': ''Webcomic/SquidRow'': After Grace [[LazyBum lets all the special orders accumulate]], and Randie clears them, the viciously unpleasant Grace get more hours.
9th Jan '16 2:40:46 AM Dravencour
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* Just about every time a superhero [[SaveTheVillain Saves The Villain]]. The villain rarely ever appreciates the effort or does a HeelFaceTurn. It just means the villain will live to make life hell for everyone else another day. * In the first issue of ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Bobby uses his ice powers to save a ''large'' group of people from a falling sentinel. He gets a bottle thrown at his head for doing so, since it just outed him as a mutant. Hell, the entire premise of X-Men is that they fight to save a world that hates and fears them, resulting in basically this.
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* Just Because StatusQuoIsGod, just about every time a superhero [[SaveTheVillain Saves The Villain]]. Villain]] turns out to be this. The villain rarely if ever appreciates the effort or does a HeelFaceTurn.even makes an effort to mend their ways or refrain from endangering the city and stay in prison. It just means the villain will live to make life hell for everyone else another day. * In the first issue of ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Bobby uses his ice powers to save a ''large'' group of people from a falling sentinel. He gets a bottle thrown at his head for doing so, since it just outed him as a mutant. Hell, the entire premise of X-Men ''ComicBook/XMen'' in general is that they fight to save a world that hates and fears them, resulting in basically this.

** Similarly, During Ultimatum, a lot of the X-Men die to stop Magneto, and the ones who survived did just as much. Mutants were just as affected by the attacks as everyone else, and most tried to stop it. Afterwards, mutants are being openly hunted by the goverment, the level of abuse they get has increased, and even thought mutants like Kitty Pryde risked their lives to help the public during the attacks, her peers are all bullying her and even report her to the goverment which causes them to come looking for her.
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** Similarly, During Ultimatum, a lot of the X-Men die to stop Magneto, and the ones who survived did just as much. Mutants were just as affected by the attacks as everyone else, and most tried to stop it. Afterwards, mutants are being openly hunted by the goverment, the level of abuse they get has increased, and even thought mutants like Kitty Pryde risked their lives to help the public during the attacks, her peers are all bullying her and even report her to the goverment government which causes them to come looking for her.

* In ''Runaways'', the main goal of the first arc is to free LA from the grip of the supervillain parents of the protagonists. All subsequent arcs deal with the power vacuum left behind, as countless other villains try to take over the area. And with most of the Marvel heroes stationed in New York, it pretty much entirely falls to the protagonists to keep the town safe. [[spoiler:And later, Gert dies in one of those fights, in a situation that arose entirely from the fact that ''they'' killed off the Pride.]] * After the events of Civil War, minor Marvel character Jack Flag is in effective retirement, until he hears a woman being attacked by a gang of local thugs. Jack goes out to save her, which quickly results in the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} coming after him, followed by Jack being beaten up, crippled, arrested, beaten up again, and then thrown into an other-dimensional prison without trial. Said prison is shortly thereafter attacked by an alien army and the prisoners left to be killed. (Fortunately, Jack is sort-of rescued by the ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy, and manages to get his legs back thanks to alien doctors. No word yet on whether he eventually managed to get his girlfriend back, though.)
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* In ''Runaways'', ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', the main goal of the first arc is to free LA from the grip of the supervillain parents of the protagonists. All subsequent arcs deal with the power vacuum left behind, as countless other villains try to take over the area. And with most of the Marvel heroes stationed in New York, it pretty much entirely falls to the protagonists to keep the town safe. [[spoiler:And later, Gert dies in one of those fights, in a situation that arose entirely from the fact that ''they'' killed off the Pride.]] * After the events of Civil War, ComicBook/CivilWar, minor Marvel character Jack Flag is in effective retirement, until he hears a woman being attacked by a gang of local thugs. Jack goes out to save her, which quickly results in the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} coming after him, followed by Jack being beaten up, crippled, arrested, beaten up again, and then thrown into an other-dimensional prison without trial. Said prison is shortly thereafter attacked by an alien army and the prisoners left to be killed. (Fortunately, Jack is sort-of rescued by the ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy, and manages to get his legs back thanks to alien doctors. No word yet on whether he eventually managed to get his girlfriend back, though.)

* In ''ComicBook/AstroCity'', Vince Oleck discovered a way to get off his client. His client's father, who's Mafia, immediately telsl him that if he wins the case, he's going to work for the Mafia, and threatens his wife and son when he demurs. [[spoiler:He wins the case and immediately flees with his family. The father sends assassins after him, and only the intervention of a vigilante superhero saves them.]]
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* In ''ComicBook/AstroCity'', Vince Oleck discovered a way to get off his client. client off. His client's father, who's Mafia, immediately telsl tells him that if he wins the case, he's going to work for the Mafia, and threatens his wife and son when he demurs. [[spoiler:He wins the case and immediately flees with his family. The father sends assassins after him, and only the intervention of a vigilante superhero saves them.]]

* In ''FanFic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan'', a group of disable pegasi stop a rogue tornado from ruining their hometowns (it's complicated). The result is that they get sentenced to five years community service with a SocialDarwinist as a warden, who then ruins their lives further by broadcasting this at their graduations-it even results in one of them getting her baby taken away. Luckily, they convince the fic's VillainProtagonist [[LaserGuidedKarma to dispense some indiscriminate justice on the place.]]
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* In ''FanFic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan'', a group of disable disabled pegasi stop a rogue tornado from ruining their hometowns (it's complicated). The result is that they get sentenced to five years community service with a SocialDarwinist as a warden, who then ruins their lives further by broadcasting this at their graduations-it graduations -- it even results in one of them getting her baby taken away. Luckily, they convince the fic's VillainProtagonist [[LaserGuidedKarma to dispense some indiscriminate justice on the place.]]
3rd Jan '16 2:47:32 AM littlebeeper
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28th Dec '15 1:01:36 PM Anddrix
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* [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richard's]] well-intentioned warning to [[DoctorDoom Victor Von Doom]] concerning a few miscalculations in an experiment would be rewarded with decades of stories revolving around Doom's attempts to destroy Reed and everything/everyone he loves.
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* [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richard's]] well-intentioned warning to [[DoctorDoom Victor Von Doom]] Doom concerning a few miscalculations in an experiment would be rewarded with decades of stories revolving around Doom's attempts to destroy Reed and everything/everyone he loves.
13th Dec '15 7:39:00 PM nombretomado
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* In the first issue of ''UltimateXMen'', Bobby uses his ice powers to save a ''large'' group of people from a falling sentinel. He gets a bottle thrown at his head for doing so, since it just outed him as a mutant. Hell, the entire premise of X-Men is that they fight to save a world that hates and fears them, resulting in basically this.
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* In the first issue of ''UltimateXMen'', ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Bobby uses his ice powers to save a ''large'' group of people from a falling sentinel. He gets a bottle thrown at his head for doing so, since it just outed him as a mutant. Hell, the entire premise of X-Men is that they fight to save a world that hates and fears them, resulting in basically this.
9th Dec '15 9:28:31 AM joestej
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* The main plot of ''WebComic/FarToTheNorth'' is kicked off when a family of [[GrimUpNorth Northerners]] takes in what they think are starving refugees. They turn out to be a band of slavers who quickly turn on their hosts.
9th Nov '15 7:54:20 AM madhatter42
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* Quite often in real life, because life's a bitch.
7th Nov '15 8:43:21 PM nombretomado
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* CaptainAmerica briefly teamed up with RedSkull in an attempt to stop a resurrected Hitler from gaining the Cosmic Cube. This likewise rewarded Captain America with temporary exile from America by the US Government due to the latter thinking he turned his back on America.
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* CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica briefly teamed up with RedSkull ComicBook/RedSkull in an attempt to stop a resurrected Hitler from gaining the Cosmic Cube. This likewise rewarded Captain America with temporary exile from America by the US Government due to the latter thinking he turned his back on America.
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