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16th May '16 12:12:34 PM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', Dr. Ritsuko Akagi doesn't care at all about the pain she's put the [[ChildSoldiers pilots]] through.
4th May '16 12:15:09 AM Kid
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* People with chronic illness often get this trope from people who don't see them very often. Chronic illness sufferers often have days where they're better than normal and can get a lot done, and deliberately use these days to power through chores they couldn't do otherwise; alternatively, knowing a big event is coming up, many people with a chronic illness will lie low for days before hand to save up energy to go to it. People who don't have to deal with the illness often get exasperated that the friend or colleague who used to do so much no longer participates so much and it's common for people with chronic illnesses to be accused of faking it because "you were fine yesterday".
4th May '16 12:08:50 AM Kid
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** In 'The Why of Fry' Fry is in the middle of trying to pick up Nibblers monsterously heavy dark matter droppings when Officer Smitty orders him to pick it up, When Fry proves he clearly can't the officer still gives him a ticket.

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** In 'The Why of Fry' Fry is in the middle of trying to pick up Nibblers monsterously heavy dark matter droppings when Officer Smitty orders him to pick it up, up. When Fry proves he clearly can't the officer still gives him a ticket.
3rd May '16 11:56:51 PM Kid
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** ''Film/MeetTheParents'' plays with this however, since while the protagonist is successfully disgraced by the OverprotectiveDad, the bride and her mother call him out for his vindictive treatment, especially since they know he drove her previous fiance' away with the same crap. Both characters are made to clean up their act for the wedding to continue, even if the father is clearly still begrudging about it.

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** ''Film/MeetTheParents'' plays with this however, since while the protagonist is successfully disgraced by the OverprotectiveDad, the bride and her mother call him out for his vindictive treatment, especially since they know he drove her previous fiance' fiance away with the same crap. Both characters are made to clean up their act for the wedding to continue, even if the father is clearly still begrudging about it.
4th Apr '16 10:48:56 AM Psychopathia
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* ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial is full of bandits, mages and goblins who won't ever care for anyone other than themselves unless there is a good reason behind it. Blacknail, the goblin protagonist, has a twisted logic where he would never admit that others can be good for him even if he was just saved by them.
28th Mar '16 7:54:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'' Lisbeth Salander subscribes to the "PayEvilUntoEvil" school of BlackAndWhiteMorality and is such a {{Determinator}} that other characters ''call'' her TheTerminator. As such, she's unsympathetic towards those who don't take matters into their own hands. In the first book, after the discovery that [[spoiler:Harriet Vanger faked her own death to escape a life of sexual abuse from her SerialKiller father and brother, which left the latter free to keep killing women]], Mikael is very sympathetic, while Lisbeth is totally contemptuous, since she would simply have dealt with her abusers herself. (And has.) Though she gets slightly better over the course of the books, Lisbeth generally remains intolerant of any weakness, and it takes ''a lot'' to get her to pity someone.

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* ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'' Lisbeth Salander subscribes to the "PayEvilUntoEvil" school of BlackAndWhiteMorality and is such a {{Determinator}} that other characters ''call'' her TheTerminator.the Franchise/{{Terminator}}. As such, she's unsympathetic towards those who don't take matters into their own hands. In the first book, after the discovery that [[spoiler:Harriet Vanger faked her own death to escape a life of sexual abuse from her SerialKiller father and brother, which left the latter free to keep killing women]], Mikael is very sympathetic, while Lisbeth is totally contemptuous, since she would simply have dealt with her abusers herself. (And has.) Though she gets slightly better over the course of the books, Lisbeth generally remains intolerant of any weakness, and it takes ''a lot'' to get her to pity someone.
9th Mar '16 1:34:11 PM Hossmeister
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* Bernard Black, the bookshop owner in ''BlackBooks'', has a deep contempt for Manny Bianco, his assistant, and responds to almost anything he does with anger:

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* Bernard Black, the bookshop owner in ''BlackBooks'', ''Series/BlackBooks'', has a deep contempt for Manny Bianco, his assistant, and responds to almost anything he does with anger:
24th Feb '16 8:56:58 AM TheCheshireCat
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* Subverted at the end of ''Film/SevenPsychopaths'', when the protagonist gets a phone call from one of the titular psychopaths threatening to kill him, because he forgot to insert a specific line into his script that the character had asked him to. The protagonist, still broken from the events of the film, responds with a resigned acceptance of his fate. Despite the caller being the kind of person you absolutely ''would'' expect to behave like this, he instead recognizes from the protagonist's tone that he's been through hell and takes it back.
21st Feb '16 6:55:23 PM Loekman3
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* At the end of the Saiyan Saga in DragonBallZ Chi-Chi refuses to speak or even acknowledge Goku's existence despite him having every bone in his body broken. Even before then, she jumped over Goku to get to Gohan and ignored Krillin when he pointed out that Goku was badly hurt. Her justification, it was ''Goku's'' fault that Gohan was in battle and hurt. This is ignoring that Goku was dead for almost a year and it was Piccolo who trained Gohan without his knowledge. When he did get to the battlefield, he told Gohan to stay back and then sent Krillin and him away, wanting to fight Vegeta alone. Gohan returned to fight on his own and Goku only told Gohan to fight since he couldn't move anymore. So, she's blaming Goku for stuff he had no control of. She was called out on this by several characters. Despite this being PlayedForLaughs, this is jarring.

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* At the end of the Saiyan Saga in DragonBallZ ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' Chi-Chi refuses to speak or even acknowledge Goku's existence despite him having every bone in his body broken. Even before then, she jumped over Goku to get to Gohan and ignored Krillin when he pointed out that Goku was badly hurt. Her justification, it was ''Goku's'' fault that Gohan was in battle and hurt. This is ignoring that Goku was dead for almost a year and it was Piccolo who trained Gohan without his knowledge. When he did get to the battlefield, he told Gohan to stay back and then sent Krillin and him away, wanting to fight Vegeta alone. Gohan returned to fight on his own and Goku only told Gohan to fight since he couldn't move anymore. So, she's blaming Goku for stuff he had no control of. She was called out on this by several characters. Despite this being PlayedForLaughs, this is jarring.it's so [[DudeNotFunny jarring and completely unfunny]] many people sees her as a terrible wife whom many cites that Goku should have married Bulma over her.
20th Jan '16 2:15:35 AM Psi001
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* A (likely unintended) driving pivot of the feud in ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone''. Most of Zordrak's Urpney minions (especially Frizz and Nug) hate their job, only going through with it due to Sgt. Blob and Urpgor press ganging them, or Zordrak threatening to ''execute'' anyone who defies him. The heroes seem aware of this (and the Urpneys are rarely shrewd about how unwilling they are) but still see the Urpneys as evil scum for trying to steal the Dreamstone and give them nightmares, usually handing them a righteous verbal lashing and cartoonish beatdown. Later episodes at least tried to justify the Urpneys' treatment, making them more {{Punch Clock Villain}}s and their services putting the heroes in more genuine peril, but they remain firmly in this trope, their unwilling nature never remotely acknowledged.

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* A (likely unintended) driving pivot of the feud in ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone''. Most of Zordrak's Urpney minions (especially Frizz and Nug) hate their job, only going through with it due to Sgt. Blob and Urpgor press ganging them, or Zordrak threatening to ''execute'' anyone who defies him. The heroes seem aware of this (and the Urpneys are rarely shrewd about how unwilling they are) but still see the Urpneys as evil scum for trying to steal the Dreamstone and give them nightmares, usually handing them a righteous verbal lashing and cartoonish beatdown. Later episodes at least tried to justify make the Urpneys' treatment, making heroes' treatment of the Urpneys more proportionate to the peril they put them more {{Punch Clock Villain}}s and their services putting the heroes in more genuine peril, through, but they remain firmly in this trope, their unwilling nature never remotely acknowledged.
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