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9th Jun '17 3:06:02 PM crimmar
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* ''Fanfic/TheLunarGuardsman'': Raegdan shares the story of Ulysses. He is completely oblivious to the parallel of a man trying to get back home and failing for years, even when called on it.
25th May '17 3:06:50 PM nighttrainfm
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* This was the downfall of Jimmy Natale, mob clean-up man and one of the Vulture's knockoffs in ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''. Having found a way to create a new Vulture, he pitched the idea to his bosses as a way to discourage further screw-ups. Unfortunately, he didn't notice that ''he'' had all the qualities he recommended (ruthlessness, efficiency, etc).
3rd May '17 12:51:24 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Manga/HanamaruKindergarten'' Nanako Yamamoto knows that her younger sister Mayumi is [[ObliviousToLove completely oblivious]] to Hanamaru-sensei's crush on her...but is completely unaware that she's in exactly the same situation with her fellow teacher Tsuchida. And of course, Mayumi is the same way in reverse, knowing about Tsuchida's crush on her Nanako. One episode even has a dinner scene where the two sisters both think "I feel sorry for him for having to put up with someone as clueless as my sister!" to themselves.

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* ''Manga/HanamaruKindergarten'' ''Manga/HanamaruKindergarten'': Nanako Yamamoto knows that her younger sister Mayumi is [[ObliviousToLove completely oblivious]] to Hanamaru-sensei's crush on her...but is completely unaware that she's in exactly the same situation with her fellow teacher Tsuchida. And of course, Mayumi is the same way in reverse, knowing about Tsuchida's crush on her Nanako. One episode even has a dinner scene where the two sisters both think "I feel sorry for him for having to put up with someone as clueless as my sister!" to themselves.
3rd May '17 12:50:42 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Manga/HanamaruKindergarten'' Nanako Yamamoto knows that her younger sister Mayumi is [[ObliviousToLove completely oblivious]] to Hanamaru-sensei's crush on her...but is completely unaware that she's in exactly the same situation with her fellow teacher Tsuchida. And of course, Mayumi is the same way in reverse, knowing about Tsuchida's crush on her Nanako. One episode even has a dinner scene where the two sisters both think "I feel sorry for him for having to put up with someone as clueless as my sister!" to themselves.
15th Apr '17 3:35:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SomethingPositive'', Davan tells Peejee he used to have a crush on a girl, but she didn't return the sentiment. They became really good friends and it ended up being for the best. Peejee insults the girl for not realizing Davan's great, he replies that, no, she's one of his favorite people. He walks away. Peejee catches on and blushes.

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* In ''SomethingPositive'', ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', Davan tells Peejee he used to have a crush on a girl, but she didn't return the sentiment. They became really good friends and it ended up being for the best. Peejee insults the girl for not realizing Davan's great, he replies that, no, she's one of his favorite people. He walks away. Peejee catches on and blushes.
22nd Mar '17 10:32:42 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'', episode "Cat's In The Bag...": Skyler looks at Jesse's website, and sees "[=MILFs=];" listed among his "general interests".

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'', episode ''Series/BreakingBad'': In "Cat's In The Bag...": ", Skyler looks at Jesse's website, and sees "[=MILFs=];" "[=MILFs=]" listed among his "general interests".
22nd Mar '17 10:29:50 PM Fireblood
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' The seventh habit of highly defective people- Thinking the people in the comic aren't you
-->'''PointyHairedBoss''': Hehe, look at that stupid hair.
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* ''Literature/ToTheEndsOfTheEarth'': The narrator overhears two people discussing someone with a very out-of-date worldview, but who is nonetheless fairly likeable and not completely stupid. He does not realise that they are probably referring to him (it is never explicitly confirmed that they are, but it seems very likely).

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* ''Literature/ToTheEndsOfTheEarth'': The narrator overhears two people discussing someone with a very out-of-date worldview, but who is nonetheless fairly likeable likable and not completely stupid. He does not realise realize that they are probably referring to him (it is never explicitly confirmed that they are, but it seems very likely).



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* ''Literature/TheBible'' has an instance of this with respect to David. After his UriahGambit is successful and Uriah is slain by the Ammonites, God becomes angry at David and sends a message to Nathan the Prophet. Nathan tells David about a rich man that had numerous herds and other possessions. His neighbor was a poor man with one little ewe lamb that he loved dearly. When the rich man wanted to entertain a guest, he was reluctant to kill one of his many lambs. Instead, he killed the poor man's lamb and cooked it for his guest. Upon hearing the story, David becomes furious and declares that the man will surely die and that he will pay fourfold for the lamb because he did this thing and had no pity. Nathan does not pull any punches and tells him [[ThisLoserIsYou "You are the man!"]]
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', one of Eggman's PA messages has him informing the "owner" of "a white hovercar shaped like an egg" that said car was broken into. He only realizes what happened once he repeats the message. For extra hilarity, judging by another of his messages, his own robots go around looting the guests' cars, meaning [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they might be responsible.]]
* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', when you've solved almost all of Riddler's puzzles, he has a FreakOut and laments that it's like he's crossed into some AlternateUniverse where Batman is the smart one and he's nothing more than a lunatic with an over-inflated ego.

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* In ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' The seventh habit of Eggman's PA messages has him informing highly defective people-thinking the "owner" of "a white hovercar shaped like an egg" people in the comic aren't you
-->'''PointyHairedBoss''': Hehe, look at
that said car was broken into. He only realizes what happened once he repeats the message. For extra hilarity, judging by another of his messages, his own robots go around looting the guests' cars, meaning [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they might be responsible.]]
* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', when you've solved almost all of Riddler's puzzles, he has a FreakOut and laments that it's like he's crossed into some AlternateUniverse where Batman is the smart one and he's nothing more than a lunatic with an over-inflated ego.
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[[folder:Religion]]
* ''Literature/TheBible'' has an instance of this with respect to David. After his UriahGambit is successful and Uriah is slain by the Ammonites, God becomes angry at David and sends a message to Nathan the Prophet. Nathan tells David about a rich man that had numerous herds and other possessions. His neighbor was a poor man with one little ewe lamb that he loved dearly. When the rich man wanted to entertain a guest, he was reluctant to kill one of his many lambs. Instead, he killed the poor man's lamb and cooked it for his guest. Upon hearing the story, David becomes furious and declares that the man will surely die and that he will pay fourfold for the lamb because he did this thing and had no pity. Nathan does not pull any punches and tells him [[ThisLoserIsYou "You are the man!"]]
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', one of Eggman's PA messages has him informing the "owner" of "a white hovercar shaped like an egg" that said car was broken into. He only realizes what happened once he repeats the message. For extra hilarity, judging by another of his messages, his own robots go around looting the guests' cars, meaning [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they might be responsible.]]
* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', when you've solved almost all of Riddler's puzzles, he has a FreakOut and laments that it's like he's crossed into some AlternateUniverse where Batman is the smart one and he's nothing more than a lunatic with an over-inflated ego.
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8th Feb '17 9:42:47 AM Doug86
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* "Notorious", a short story by João Guimarães Rosa (of ''Literature/TheDevilToPayInTheBacklands'' fame). The narrator, a doctor, is surprised to get a visit from a feared outlaw. It happens a newly arrived guy from the government called him "notorious", and the furious outlaw travels miles... to ask the doctor, one of the few educated men in the backlands, what the word means. [[spoiler:Fearing the worst, the narrator answers it means "important", and the outlaw leaves happy.]]

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* "Notorious", a short story by João Guimarães Rosa (of ''Literature/TheDevilToPayInTheBacklands'' fame). The narrator, a doctor, is surprised to get a visit from a feared outlaw. It happens a newly arrived guy from the government called him "notorious", and the furious outlaw travels miles... to ask the doctor, one of the few educated men in the backlands, what the word means. [[spoiler:Fearing the worst, the narrator answers it means "important", and the outlaw leaves happy.]]



* In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', Lord Vetinari recruits [[ThoseTwoGuys Fred and Nobby]] to acompany him and Leonard of Quirm on a secret mission, due to their "special qualities". Later, as Fred is dozing off he hears Leonard ask "Why ''them''?" and the Patrician replies "They do what they're told, they tend to believe the last thing they heard, they're not bright enough to ask questions, and they have that certain unshakable loyalty available to those unencumbered by too much intelligence." Fred then goes to sleep, content that he's not like those poor bastards, because he's a man with special qualities.

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* In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', Lord Vetinari recruits [[ThoseTwoGuys Fred and Nobby]] to acompany accompany him and Leonard of Quirm on a secret mission, due to their "special qualities". Later, as Fred is dozing off he hears Leonard ask "Why ''them''?" and the Patrician replies "They do what they're told, they tend to believe the last thing they heard, they're not bright enough to ask questions, and they have that certain unshakable loyalty available to those unencumbered by too much intelligence." Fred then goes to sleep, content that he's not like those poor bastards, because he's a man with special qualities.






''Literature/TheBible'' has an instance of this with respect to David. After his UriahGambit is successful and Uriah is slain by the Ammonites, God becomes angry at David and sends a message to Nathan the Prophet. Nathan tells David about a rich man that had numerous herds and other possessions. His neighbor was a poor man with one little ewe lamb that he loved dearly. When the rich man wanted to entertain a guest, he was reluctant to kill one of his many lambs. Instead, he killed the poor man's lamb and cooked it for his guest. Upon hearing the story, David becomes furious and declares that the man will surely die and that he will pay fourfold for the lamb because he did this thing and had no pity. Nathan does not pull any punches and tells him [[ThisLoserIsYou "You are the man!"]]

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* ''Literature/TheBible'' has an instance of this with respect to David. After his UriahGambit is successful and Uriah is slain by the Ammonites, God becomes angry at David and sends a message to Nathan the Prophet. Nathan tells David about a rich man that had numerous herds and other possessions. His neighbor was a poor man with one little ewe lamb that he loved dearly. When the rich man wanted to entertain a guest, he was reluctant to kill one of his many lambs. Instead, he killed the poor man's lamb and cooked it for his guest. Upon hearing the story, David becomes furious and declares that the man will surely die and that he will pay fourfold for the lamb because he did this thing and had no pity. Nathan does not pull any punches and tells him [[ThisLoserIsYou "You are the man!"]]






** A similar example to the above happens in ''Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex'', although it's PlayedWith as at the end of the description, the Doctor pauses and realizes what happened and then adds [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "I wasn't talking about myself."]] (''Or'', the Minotaur clarifies that ''it'' wasn't talking about itself, and the Doctor only realises when he translates that bit.)
** In the season 8 opening ''Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath'' the Doctor describes Clara as a self-centred Egomaniac. She thinks he's describing ''himself''.

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** A similar example to the above happens in ''Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex'', "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex]]", although it's PlayedWith as at the end of the description, the Doctor pauses and realizes what happened and then adds [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "I wasn't talking about myself."]] (''Or'', the Minotaur clarifies that ''it'' wasn't talking about itself, and the Doctor only realises when he translates that bit.)
** In the season 8 opening ''Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath'' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]]" the Doctor describes Clara as a self-centred Egomaniac. She thinks he's describing ''himself''.



-->'''Mycroft:''' That's all it takes. One lonely, naive man, desperate to show off. And a woman clever enough to make him feel special.

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-->'''Mycroft:''' That's all it takes. One lonely, naive naïve man, desperate to show off. And a woman clever enough to make him feel special.
2nd Feb '17 1:13:12 PM BlackYakuzu94
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* ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'': In the OVA, Komachi describes her ideal man (and the traits that would make him unable to cheat on her), and her brother doesn't seem to realize that she just described him perfectly.

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* ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'': In the OVA, Komachi describes her ideal man (and the traits that would make him unable to cheat on her), and her brother doesn't seem to realize that she just described him perfectly. [[IncestSubtext Yea...]]
18th Jan '17 8:10:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'', during its field test the [[CthulhuMythos Dreamlands]] defense [[HumongousMecha mecha]] Banshin develops an [[StalkerWithACrush obsessive crush for]] [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Mahiro]] and starts striking ''Series/KamenRider'' poses. Nyarko angrily asks if its brain is short-circuiting...and Mahiro quietly points out that it's acting ''exactly like her'', the AI being an exact copy of Nyarko's own brain patterns. [[HypocriticalHumor At which point she starts praising it.]]

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* In ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'', during its field test the [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Dreamlands]] defense [[HumongousMecha mecha]] Banshin develops an [[StalkerWithACrush obsessive crush for]] [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Mahiro]] and starts striking ''Series/KamenRider'' poses. Nyarko angrily asks if its brain is short-circuiting...and Mahiro quietly points out that it's acting ''exactly like her'', the AI being an exact copy of Nyarko's own brain patterns. [[HypocriticalHumor At which point she starts praising it.]]
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