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8th Mar '17 8:24:06 PM Twiddler
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* Poor DonaldDuck. This trope is a big factor in making him TheChewToy. Girlfriend Daisy is particularly prone to empathy failure. No matter what catastrophe befalls her beau, Daisy won't bother to staunch the bleeding before she sets in with a vicious rant-a-thon.

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* Poor DonaldDuck.WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck. This trope is a big factor in making him TheChewToy. Girlfriend Daisy is particularly prone to empathy failure. No matter what catastrophe befalls her beau, Daisy won't bother to staunch the bleeding before she sets in with a vicious rant-a-thon.
8th Mar '17 8:23:15 PM Twiddler
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/BlackLagoon' during the Greenback Jane arc. Jane has a massive case of ItsAllAboutMe going on and is offered no sympathy over her problems. When she explains why a Florida cartel is chasing her (namely that she bailed on them after going massively over budget and past the deadline after being hired as a counterfeiter), everyone agrees that the whole situation is her fault.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/BlackLagoon' ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' during the Greenback Jane arc. Jane has a massive case of ItsAllAboutMe going on and is offered no sympathy over her problems. When she explains why a Florida cartel is chasing her (namely that she bailed on them after going massively over budget and past the deadline after being hired as a counterfeiter), everyone agrees that the whole situation is her fault.
3rd Mar '17 6:37:06 AM tropower
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* Unfortunately, this has been known to happen in schools. In one of many hypothetical eamples, a student who takes great care to follow the rules ([[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight within reason]]) studies for a test, but (supposedly)[[note]]In some cases, it may be perceived this way, but it may or may not actually be the case.[[/note]] misbehaves and is sent to the corner / detention / etc. while the test is going on. By the time the student gets out, the test is over, but the student is not allowed to take a makeup test for whatever reason, and in some cases faces having to repeat the grade the student was in, all because the student somehow "should have thought about that before" he /she "misbehaved". This is especially bad if the student was punished unfairly, especially if the teacher is manipulative or otherwise abusive. It could even include another student causing it all to happen, and either getting away with it, or getting them both punished[[note]In some cases, the student may have to face the "life /the world isn't fair" explanation.[[/note]].

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* Unfortunately, this has been known to happen in schools. In one of many hypothetical eamples, a student who takes great care to follow the rules ([[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight within reason]]) studies for a test, but (supposedly)[[note]]In some cases, it may be perceived this way, but it may or may not actually be the case.[[/note]] misbehaves and is sent to the corner / detention / etc. while the test is going on. By the time the student gets out, the test is over, but the student is not allowed to take a makeup test for whatever reason, and in some cases faces having to repeat the grade the student was in, all because the student somehow "should have thought about that before" he /she "misbehaved". This is especially bad if the student was punished unfairly, especially if the teacher is manipulative or otherwise abusive. It could even include another student causing it all to happen, and either getting away with it, or getting them both punished[[note]In punished[[note]]In some cases, the student may have to face the "life /the world isn't fair" explanation.[[/note]].
3rd Mar '17 6:36:35 AM tropower
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* One episode of ''Literature/TheLittles'' had a one off character whose father (an implied [[EducationMama "education parent"]]) had threatened to send her to a private school where her "friends (wouldn't) be such a bad influence on" her if she didn't get straight A's on her report card. After seeing one B and one C on her report card, she decides to [[TheRunaway run away]] from home, fearing that her father would give her this trope.


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* This can also be a trait of [[EducationMama "education parents"]] who expect their sons or daughters to have high grades for whatever reason.
2nd Mar '17 6:33:16 PM tropower
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* At the end of the Saiyan Saga in ''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, 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.

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* At the end of the Saiyan Saga in ''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, 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.[[note]]The reason Chi-Chi is portrayed this way is because [[Creator/AkiraToriyama the author]] was trying to make a commentary on [[EducationMama "education mamas"]]. Here, Chi-Chi is being portrayed as a gross exaggeration of this type of character.[[/note]]
2nd Mar '17 6:28:13 PM tropower
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* Unfortunately, this has been known to happen in schools. In one of many hypothetical eamples, a student who takes great care to follow the rules ([[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight within reason]]) studies for a test, but (supposedly)[[note]]In some cases, it may be perceived this way, but it may or may not actually be the case.[[/note]] misbehaves and is sent to the corner / detention / etc. while the test is going on. By the time the student gets out, the test is over, but the student is not allowed to take a makeup test for whatever reason, and in some cases faces having to repeat the grade the student was in, all because the student somehow "should have thought about that before" he /she "misbehaved". This is especially bad if the student was punished unfairly, especially if the teacher is manipulative or otherwise abusive. It could even include another student causing it all to happen, and either getting away with it, or getting them both punished[[note]In some cases, the student may have to face the "life /the world isn't fair" explanation.[[/note]].
20th Dec '16 8:15:17 AM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'': Several times, Nels Oleson to his wife, Harriet, after she has gotten her comeuppance and she tries to cry on her husband's shoulder, insisting that she had been treated unfairly and horribly. Nels will simply remind her that she got what she deserved. This happens in "Harriet's Happenings" (when Laura and Albert give her a taste of her own medicine by switching the printing plates to create inaccurate stories about her (Mrs. Oleson) and Nellie; he simply reminds her that she had a duty to report the truth) and "Crossed Connections" (when Mrs. Oleson is convinced to place the entirety of her savings into the stock market and invest in a failing company ... which goes bankrupt in short order; Nels makes her go back to work to earn her money back).

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* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'': Several times, Nels Oleson to his wife, Harriet, after she has gotten her comeuppance and she tries to cry on her husband's shoulder, insisting that she had been treated unfairly and horribly. Nels will simply remind her that she got what she deserved. This happens in "Harriet's Happenings" (when Laura and Albert give her a taste of her own medicine by switching the printing plates to create inaccurate stories about her (Mrs. Oleson) and Nellie; he simply reminds her that she had a duty to report the truth) and "Crossed Connections" (when Mrs. Oleson is convinced to place the entirety of her savings into the stock market and invest in a failing company ... which goes bankrupt in short order; Nels makes her go back to work to earn her money back).back, this as penance for her having spread a rumor that nearly ruins the marriage of one of Nels' closest friends, Jonathan and Alice Garvey).
17th Dec '16 9:04:52 PM TheBuddy26
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* The ''F*ck My Life'' website is part catharsis, part concrete proof of NoSympathy. There are two buttons beneath each post - "I agree, your life sucks" and "You deserved it." Sometimes even the softest hearted reader has to admit they kind of did it to themselves, but even if the original poster was mugged, attacked, humiliated, heartbroken or injured, there will always be a few ''hundred'' people who click the "You Deserved It" button. Especially if the poster has let slip that they are an AcceptableTarget in some way. Though this has been averted in more recent times where stories where the poster couldn't have possibly deserved it have the "You Deserved It" button replaced with "That Could Have Happened To Me". There are also a handful of inversions where people who were clearly at fault still have several people voting "Your Life Sucks"(on top of the fact that a sufficient amount of users had to agree with that statement for the post to make it onto the site to begin with).

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* The ''F*ck My Life'' website is part catharsis, part concrete proof of NoSympathy. There are two buttons beneath each post - "I agree, your life sucks" and "You deserved it." Sometimes even the softest hearted reader has to admit they kind of did it to themselves, but even if the original poster was mugged, attacked, humiliated, heartbroken or injured, there will always be a few ''hundred'' people who click the "You Deserved It" button. (though there's {{GIFT}} to blame too) Especially if the poster has let slip that they are an AcceptableTarget in some way. Though this has been averted in more recent times where stories where the poster couldn't have possibly deserved it have the "You Deserved It" button replaced with "That Could Have Happened To Me". There are also a handful of inversions where people who were clearly at fault still have several people voting "Your Life Sucks"(on Sucks" (on top of the fact that a sufficient amount of users had to agree with that statement for the post to make it onto the site to begin with).
9th Dec '16 7:25:32 PM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', the only response of the Five Elder Stars after [[spoiler:listening to the Straw Hats' horrific ordeal against Lily Carnation]] are how they'd lost a potential anti-pirate weapon, which didn't even take out one of the biggest thorns in their side.
4th Dec '16 9:56:23 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Film/SenseAndSensibility'', Fanny complains that Marianne and Margaret Dashwood have been cold to her after she swooped in and took over the house (her husband, their half-brother, inherited it). Her brother Edward tries to point out that they've just lost their father and their lives have changed forever, but she just says that's no excuse.
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