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27th Oct '17 3:26:05 PM bt8257
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* Music/TheBand's "The Weight" is about a favor that keeps ballooning and leading to competitions when each recipient adds new tasks to it. According to songwriter Robbie Robertson the lyrics were inspired by what happened to saintly figures in the films of Luis Buñuel.

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* Music/TheBand's "The Weight" is about a favor that keeps ballooning and leading to competitions when each recipient adds new tasks to it. According to songwriter Robbie Robertson Robertson, the lyrics were inspired by what happened to saintly figures in the films of Luis Buñuel.Creator/LuisBunuel.
17th Sep '17 12:07:49 PM MsZephy7
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** During a training round against Tex, York discovered that his partners Agents Maine and Wyoming has started using lethal force against Texas and attempted to switch sides to help Texas. This results in Tex calling him out for "abandoning his team" and him getting too close to a grenade thrown by Maine, costing him his left eye.
27th Jul '17 6:36:06 PM merotoker
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* In ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween'' Thomas Wayne saved the life of Carmine Falcone, since he's a doctor first and foremost dedicated to saving lives, and rebuffed Carmine's father's attempts to bribe him to keep the incident quiet. When this incident came to light years later it cast suspicion on Thomas' son Bruce. Harvey Dent -- [[TheResenter already resentful of Bruce Wayne's wealth]] -- thought this incident was proof that the Falcones and Waynes had underhanded connections. Bruce even wonders if Gotham would have been better off if his father had put aside compassion and let Carmine die.

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In ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween'' Thomas Wayne saved the life of Carmine Falcone, since he's a doctor first and foremost dedicated to saving lives, and rebuffed Carmine's father's attempts to bribe him to keep the incident quiet. When this incident came to light years later it cast suspicion on Thomas' son Bruce. Harvey Dent -- [[TheResenter already resentful of Bruce Wayne's wealth]] -- thought this incident was proof that the Falcones and Waynes had underhanded connections. Bruce even wonders if Gotham would have been better off if his father had put aside compassion and let Carmine die.die.
** In one story, the Penguin is let out on parole, and Batman, convinced that he's [[FalselyReformedVillain only pretending to reform]], watches him like a hawk. His investigation of the Penguin's place of business reveals that it's perfectly legitimate... and also reveals that it employs other ex-cons, which puts Penguin in violation of his parole (he's not supposed to have any contact with criminals) and gets him sent back to prison (despite Batman's attempt to put in a good word for him).



* In ''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.]]

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* In ''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 EvilPowerVacuum 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.]]



* In one ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story, the Penguin is let out on parole, and Batman, convinced that he's [[FalselyReformedVillain only pretending to reform]], watches him like a hawk. His investigation of the Penguin's place of business reveals that it's perfectly legitimate... and also reveals that it employs other ex-cons, which puts Penguin in violation of his parole (he's not supposed to have any contact with criminals) and gets him sent back to prison (despite Batman's attempt to put in a good word for him).



* In Fanfic/EquestriasFirstHuman, [[spoiler: The human Connor pushes Celestia out of the way of a falling spike, saving her life. How is he thanked: The Royal Guards beat Connor to a pulp for laying his hands on the Princess. It is justified since those guards were actually [[TheMole moles]] for the terrorist group targeting her. Princess Celestia did try to thank Connor, but he stormed off, having been mistreated by Ponyville, and the beating (and his friends indifference) pushed him over the edge.]]

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* In Fanfic/EquestriasFirstHuman, [[spoiler: The human Connor pushes Celestia out of the way of a falling spike, saving her life. How is he thanked: The Royal Guards beat Connor to a pulp for laying his hands on the Princess. It is justified since those guards were actually [[TheMole moles]] for the terrorist group targeting her. Princess Celestia did try to thank Connor, but he stormed off, having been mistreated by Ponyville, and the beating (and his friends friend's indifference) pushed him over the edge.]]



* Valjean, the main charater of ''LesMiserables'', is a magnet for this. A line in the prologue mentions that he was put in prison for ''nineteen years'' for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister's son (the next line clarifies that he was only given five years for the theft and 14 years for trying to repeatedly escape prison, but five years for bread is still pretty steep). While serving as Mayor years later (with a new name), he saves a man from being crushed under a cart, and Javert immediately begins to suspect that he is Jean Valjean, the escaped convict from years before. When he confesses that he is in fact Jean Valjean (and saves the innocent man accused in his place), Javert attempts to arrest him. Years later, he and his adopted daughter try to give money to the poor, and are almost robbed by the Thenardiers, who try to rob him again that night. It's a miracle that Valjean never gave up on his vow to always do good, since doing so almost always turned out terribly for him.

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* Valjean, the main charater character of ''LesMiserables'', ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', is a magnet for this. A line in the prologue mentions that he was put in prison for ''nineteen years'' for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister's son (the next line clarifies that he was only given five years for the theft and 14 years for trying to repeatedly escape prison, but five years for bread is still pretty steep). While serving as Mayor years later (with a new name), he saves a man from being crushed under a cart, and Javert immediately begins to suspect that he is Jean Valjean, the escaped convict from years before. When he confesses that he is in fact Jean Valjean (and saves the innocent man accused in his place), Javert attempts to arrest him. Years later, he and his adopted daughter try to give money to the poor, and are almost robbed by the Thenardiers, who try to rob him again that night. It's a miracle that Valjean never gave up on his vow to always do good, since doing so almost always turned out terribly for him.



* As currently stands in ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' each and every magical problem [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Sarah Williams]] ever had (including Film/{{Labyrinth}}) can be traced back to her deeds in the ''Kid!Jareth arc'' where she... was nice to a child. [[spoiler:For her misfortune: A FairFolk Child [[TimeTravel From The Past]], and fae are usually kinda clueless how to pay back such things.]]

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* As currently stands in ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' each and every magical problem [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Sarah Williams]] ever had (including Film/{{Labyrinth}}) can be traced back to her deeds in the ''Kid!Jareth arc'' where she... was nice to a child. [[spoiler:For her misfortune: A FairFolk [[TheFairFolk Fair Folk]] Child [[TimeTravel From The Past]], and fae are usually kinda clueless how to pay back such things.]]
9th Jun '17 2:49:54 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Bladedancer gets visions that she needs to leave Team Kimba and keep a low profile for something in the future. Phase, her roommate, helps. For Phase's good deed, he gets treated by the entire school like a jerkass who fired Bladedancer from the team and then booted her out of the room. Oh, and Phase gets a supervillain as a replacement roommate just to make things worse.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Bladedancer gets visions that she needs to leave Team Kimba and keep a low profile for something in the future. Phase, her roommate, helps. For Phase's good deed, he gets treated by the entire school like a jerkass who fired Bladedancer from the team and then booted her out of the room. Oh, and Phase gets a supervillain as a replacement roommate just to make things worse.
26th May '17 1:32:55 PM Octoya
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* The end of ''ComicBook/BrodysGhost'' sees the titular Brody [[spoiler:facing life as a wanted fugitive for helping nab a serial killer.]] To say nothing of the Penny Murderer's modus operandi. [[spoiler:If any of the women who buy ice cream from him return the excess penny he gives them, he chooses them as a target for being "pure" enough to show such kindness. This after seeing his first victim Talia originally return a penny she saw someone drop.]]
19th Apr '17 2:59:36 PM jtierney50
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* Valjean, the main charater of ''LesMiserables'', is a magnet for this. A line in the prologue mentions that he was put in prison for ''nineteen years'' for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister's son (the next line clarifies that he was only given five years for the theft and 14 years for trying to repeatedly escape prison, but five years for bread is still pretty steep). While serving as Mayor years later (with a new name), he saves a man from being crushed under a cart, and Javert immediately begins to suspect that he is Jean Valjean, the escaped convict from years before. When he confesses that he is in fact Jean Valjean (and saves the innocent man accused in his place), Javert attempts to arrest him. Years later, he and his adopted daughter try to give money to the poor, and are almost robbed by the Thenardiers, who try to rob him again that night. It's a miracle that Valjean never gave up on his vow to always do good, since doing so almost always turned out terribly for him.
** When the Bishop gives Valjean free room and board for the night - which no one else would do because of Valjean's nature as an ex-con - he is repaid by Valjean's attempt to rob the convent of their silver and escape in the middle of the night.
** Fantine is this combined with a TraumaCongaLine. She's just a woman trying to support her daughter, but when this is discovered, she's thrown out of the factory where she works and is forced to become a prostitute, where she ''still'' sends everything she earns to her daughter. When she tries to defend herself against rape, she is immediately arrested by Javert for attacking a passing gentlemen (her rapist, now claiming innocence).
** In a rare case where the good deed was the punishment, Eponine agrees to help Marius meet Cosette. Little does Marius know the feelings Eponine has for him, and that having Eponine find Cosette for him was like torture for her. [[spoiler:She's eventually killed while trying to deliver a letter to Cosette from Marius]].
** Gavroche tries to help out the revolutionaries by climbing over the barricade and picking ammo off of dead soldiers. [[spoiler:For his troubles, he's shot by snipers and slowly and painfully dies.]]
** The revolutionaries, a group of possible-[[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremists]], are trying to free the poor and downtrodden people of France from the shackles of poverty. [[spoiler:All but one (Marius) dies, and even Marius is left in a SurvivorsGuilt-induced HeroicBSOD.]]
* 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.
** Similar to the above ''Les Miserables'' example, Angelica (Hamilton's sister in law) hides her feelings for Hamilton because she knows that her sister Eliza and Hamilton love each other very much. She even goes as far as to say that if she told her sister her feelings, Eliza would step aside, but that she loves her sister too much to do that to her.
** John Laurens is not only fighting for the freedom of his country, but also for those in the bondage of slavery. In a scene just before the Act I finale, a letter from Laurens's father reveals that [[spoiler:Laurens, at command of a battalion of escaped slaves, was killed in a battle with British forces after the battle of Yorktown (meaning that the war was already over) and that all the slaves had been returned to their masters]].
** When his eldest son Philip comes to him for advice on how to fight in a duel, Hamilton gives him the best advice he can and even lets him borrow his pistols. [[spoiler:Philip is subsequently killed in the duel following his father's advice]], sending his parents into tandem [[HeroicBSOD BSODs]].
11th Apr '17 10:42:04 AM IndustriousArc
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* ''FanFic/ABrighterDark'': A Hoshidan soldier stops to help one of his comrades after she collapses due to exhaustion and dehydration. [[spoiler: Said comrade turns out to be Princess Corrin of Nohr, public enemy #1 and the one who killed his son at the Bottomless Canyon, and the Nohrians sent to rescue her cut off his arm.]] Ryoma lampshades it, noting how only bad luck turned his kindness against him.
14th Mar '17 10:33:21 PM Karxrida
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* In one ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story, the Penguin is let out on parole, and Batman, convinced that he's [[CivilianVillain only pretending to reform]], watches him like a hawk. His investigation of the Penguin's place of business reveals that it's perfectly legitimate... and also reveals that it employs other ex-cons, which puts Penguin in violation of his parole (he's not supposed to have any contact with criminals) and gets him sent back to prison (despite Batman's attempt to put in a good word for him).

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* In one ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story, the Penguin is let out on parole, and Batman, convinced that he's [[CivilianVillain [[FalselyReformedVillain only pretending to reform]], watches him like a hawk. His investigation of the Penguin's place of business reveals that it's perfectly legitimate... and also reveals that it employs other ex-cons, which puts Penguin in violation of his parole (he's not supposed to have any contact with criminals) and gets him sent back to prison (despite Batman's attempt to put in a good word for him).
23rd Feb '17 11:50:45 AM SteveMB
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* In one ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story, the Penguin is let out on parole, and Batman, convinced that he's [[CivilianVillain only pretending to reform]], watches him like a hawk. His investigation of the Penguin's suspicious-looking place of business reveals that it's perfectly legitimate... and also reveals that it employs other ex-cons, which puts Penguin in violation of his parole (he's not supposed to have any contact with criminals) and gets him sent back to prison (despite Batman's attempt to put in a good word for him).

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* In one ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story, the Penguin is let out on parole, and Batman, convinced that he's [[CivilianVillain only pretending to reform]], watches him like a hawk. His investigation of the Penguin's suspicious-looking place of business reveals that it's perfectly legitimate... and also reveals that it employs other ex-cons, which puts Penguin in violation of his parole (he's not supposed to have any contact with criminals) and gets him sent back to prison (despite Batman's attempt to put in a good word for him).
23rd Feb '17 11:48:48 AM SteveMB
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* In one ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story, the Penguin is let out on parole, and Batman, convinced that he's [[CivilianVillain only pretending to reform]], watches him like a hawk. His investigation of the Penguin's suspicious-looking place of business reveals that it's perfectly legitimate... and also reveals that it employs other ex-cons, which puts Penguin in violation of his parole (he's not supposed to have any contact with criminals) and gets him sent back to prison (despite Batman's attempt to put in a good word for him).
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