History Main / NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished

22nd Apr '18 10:23:16 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Hamilton}}'', Alexander tries to save his reputation from ruin and clear his name of treason charges by releasing the Reynolds Pamphlet, in which he denies siphoning money from the government because he was using his ''own'' money to pay blackmail to James Reynolds for sleeping with his wife. It goes about as well as you'd expect. Given that LinManuelMiranda has stated that the purpose was to have Hamilton go through all the right steps in thinking of how to clear his name, and come to the ''absolute wrong conclusion'', it may not count out-of-universe, but to Hamilton, in certainly does.

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* In ''{{Hamilton}}'', ''{{Theatre/Hamilton}}'', Alexander tries to save his reputation from ruin and clear his name of treason charges by releasing the Reynolds Pamphlet, in which he denies siphoning money from the government because he was using his ''own'' money to pay blackmail to James Reynolds for sleeping with his wife. It goes about as well as you'd expect. Given that LinManuelMiranda has stated that the purpose was to have Hamilton go through all the right steps in thinking of how to clear his name, and come to the ''absolute wrong conclusion'', it may not count out-of-universe, but to Hamilton, in certainly does.
20th Apr '18 5:28:55 PM TheBlackAngel07
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* In the Doctor Locklear series, while [[spoiler: Locklear performed a life-saving surgery on a young man who turned out to be a rapist and murderer, his wife went into premature labor and both her and the baby died.]] It's what made him quit the hospital he worked and [[DespairEventHorizon drove him mad enough]] to [[FallenHero harvest criminals for their organs.]]
16th Apr '18 4:28:38 PM Ninamarie124
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15th Mar '18 2:52:56 PM Snowsky
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* In the Turkish folktale "Five Boiled Eggs", a poor young boy receives a free meal of five boiled eggs from an innkeeper. He grows up and becomes a wealthy merchant, and returns to the inn years later, asking how much he has to pay. The innkeeper charges him 10,000 akches, claiming that if he hadn't eaten the eggs, they would have hatched into hens, which would have laid more eggs that would have hatched into hens, and so on. When the merchant refuses to pay so much, the innkeeper takes him to court. But it's subverted, when Turkish folk hero Nasreddin Hodja offers to defend the merchant. On the day of the trial, Hodja shows up late, claiming that he had the idea to plant and harvest the boiled corn from his breakfast instead of eating it. When the innkeeper scoffs at the idea of growing boiled corn, Hodja points out that he couldn't have hatched chickens from boiled eggs either. The innkeeper gets laughed out of court.

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* In the Turkish folktale "Five Boiled Eggs", a poor young boy receives a free meal of five boiled eggs from an innkeeper. He grows up and becomes a wealthy merchant, and returns to the inn years later, asking how much he has to pay. The innkeeper charges him 10,000 akches, claiming that if he hadn't eaten the eggs, they would have hatched into hens, which would have laid more eggs that would have hatched into hens, and so on. When the merchant refuses to pay so much, the innkeeper takes him to court. But it's subverted, when Turkish folk hero Nasreddin Hodja offers to defend the merchant. On the day of the trial, Hodja deliberately shows up late, claiming late and claims that he had the idea to plant and harvest the boiled corn from his breakfast instead of eating it. When the innkeeper scoffs at the idea of growing boiled corn, Hodja points out that he couldn't have hatched chickens from boiled eggs either. The innkeeper gets laughed out of court.
15th Mar '18 11:29:37 AM jtierney50
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* The end of Act I of ''Theatre/{{Newsies}}'' has Jack [[HeroicBSOD contemplating running away to Santa Fe]], Crutchie taken to [[HellholePrison The Refuge]], and the rest of the Newsies beaten senseless and forced to return to work - all for trying to strike against an unfair raise in the price of newspapers. Katherine is also blacklisted by every newspaper in the city for covering the Newsie strike.
14th Mar '18 8:06:52 PM Snowsky
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* In the Turkish folktale "Five Boiled Eggs", a poor young boy receives a free meal of five boiled eggs from an innkeeper. He grows up and becomes a wealthy merchant, and returns to the inn years later, asking how much he has to pay. The innkeeper charges him 10,000 akches, claiming that if he hadn't eaten the eggs, they would have hatched into hens, which would have laid more eggs that would have hatched into hens, and so on. When the merchant refuses to pay so much, the innkeeper takes him to court. But Turkish folk hero Nasreddin Hodja offers to defend the merchant. On the day of the trial, Hodja shows up late, claiming that he had the idea to plant and harvest the boiled corn from his breakfast instead of eating it. When the innkeeper scoffs at the idea of growing boiled corn, Hodja points out that he couldn't have hatched chickens from boiled eggs either. The innkeeper gets laughed out of court.

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* In the Turkish folktale "Five Boiled Eggs", a poor young boy receives a free meal of five boiled eggs from an innkeeper. He grows up and becomes a wealthy merchant, and returns to the inn years later, asking how much he has to pay. The innkeeper charges him 10,000 akches, claiming that if he hadn't eaten the eggs, they would have hatched into hens, which would have laid more eggs that would have hatched into hens, and so on. When the merchant refuses to pay so much, the innkeeper takes him to court. But it's subverted, when Turkish folk hero Nasreddin Hodja offers to defend the merchant. On the day of the trial, Hodja shows up late, claiming that he had the idea to plant and harvest the boiled corn from his breakfast instead of eating it. When the innkeeper scoffs at the idea of growing boiled corn, Hodja points out that he couldn't have hatched chickens from boiled eggs either. The innkeeper gets laughed out of court.
14th Mar '18 8:04:57 PM Snowsky
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* In the Turkish folktale "Five Boiled Eggs", a poor young boy receives a free meal of five boiled eggs from an innkeeper. He grows up and becomes a wealthy merchant, and returns to the inn years later, asking how much he has to pay. The innkeeper charges him 10,000 akches, claiming that if he hadn't eaten the eggs, they would have hatched into hens, which would have laid more eggs that would have hatched into hens, and so on. When the merchant refuses to pay so much, the innkeeper takes him to court. But Turkish folk hero Nasreddin Hodja offers to defend the merchant. On the day of the trial, Hodja shows up late, claiming that he had the idea to plant his boiled corn for breakfast and harvest it later. When the innkeeper scoffs at the idea of growing boiled corn, Hodja points out that he couldn't have hatched chickens from boiled eggs either. The innkeeper gets laughed out of court.

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* In the Turkish folktale "Five Boiled Eggs", a poor young boy receives a free meal of five boiled eggs from an innkeeper. He grows up and becomes a wealthy merchant, and returns to the inn years later, asking how much he has to pay. The innkeeper charges him 10,000 akches, claiming that if he hadn't eaten the eggs, they would have hatched into hens, which would have laid more eggs that would have hatched into hens, and so on. When the merchant refuses to pay so much, the innkeeper takes him to court. But Turkish folk hero Nasreddin Hodja offers to defend the merchant. On the day of the trial, Hodja shows up late, claiming that he had the idea to plant his and harvest the boiled corn for from his breakfast and harvest it later.instead of eating it. When the innkeeper scoffs at the idea of growing boiled corn, Hodja points out that he couldn't have hatched chickens from boiled eggs either. The innkeeper gets laughed out of court.
14th Mar '18 8:03:20 PM Snowsky
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* In the Turkish folktale "Five Boiled Eggs", a poor young boy receives a free meal of five boiled eggs from an innkeeper. He grows up and becomes a wealthy merchant, and returns to the inn years later, asking how much he has to pay. The innkeeper charges him 10,000 akches, claiming that if he hadn't eaten the eggs, they would have hatched into hens, which would have laid more eggs that would have hatched into hens, and so on. When the merchant refuses to pay so much, the innkeeper takes him to court. But Turkish folk hero Nasreddin Hodja offers to defend the merchant. On the day of the trial, Hodja shows up late, claiming that he had the idea to plant his boiled corn for breakfast and harvest it later. When the innkeeper scoffs at the idea of growing boiled corn, Hodja points out that he couldn't have hatched chickens from boiled eggs either. The innkeeper gets laughed out of court.
26th Dec '17 6:24:40 AM FoxBluereaver
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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', a little girl and her adoptive father are walking across the streets of Azalea Town. Suddenly a baby carriage rolls down the streets, and it's about to get squashed by the traffic, and the girl jumps in to save her. Immediately, people begin ganging up on her and her father... [[DisproportionateRetribution because she accidentally stepped on a Slowpoke's tail.]] The girl barely escapes with her life, her father doesn't.
10th Dec '17 6:08:13 AM Spindriver
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' adventure ''A Hot Day in L'Trel'' in Dungeon magazine #44. After the {{P|layerCharacter}}Cs risk their lives to save a woman from a burning house, the woman sues them because she was injured during the rescue. (How is this [[http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202426887859 different from real life?]] Well, the PCs do have the option to [[HeroicComedicSociopath kill her out of spite, and with a few well-placed diplomacy checks, bluffs or intimidation, get off scot-free]].)

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' adventure ''A Hot Day in L'Trel'' in Dungeon magazine #44. After the {{P|layerCharacter}}Cs risk their lives to save a woman from a burning house, the woman sues them because she was injured during the rescue. (How is this [[http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202426887859 different from real life?]] Well, the PCs [=PCs=] do have the option to [[HeroicComedicSociopath kill her out of spite, and with a few well-placed diplomacy checks, bluffs bluffs, or intimidation, get off scot-free]].)
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