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8th Jun '16 9:38:10 AM mario0987
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** "The Vampires of Venice" has the Eleventh Doctor outright scream at his companion when she doesn't want to wait somewhere safe. It is a little odd since he is normally a lot nicer in this kind of situation and other episodes use TranquilFury to show this doctor's anger unless pushed to the extremes. It may be a result of it been one of his earlier episodes.
23rd May '16 8:30:03 PM Brandon
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** Garfield and Jon seem to have switched personalities [[https://garfield.com/comic/1983/09/22 in this strip.]]
7th May '16 1:30:56 AM thatmadork
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* An EnforcedTrope in ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle''. Since it is a fight ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin to the death]]'' between two fictional characters, any characters who display ThouShaltNotKill or TechnicalPacifist tendencies in their home works will have them removed, leading to a lot of BewareTheNiceOnes moments. The crowner for this would be [[spoiler:the otherwise utterly gentle [[Franchise/{{Mario}} Princess Peach]] kicking [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Princess Zelda]] in the face so hard that it splatters the latter's head like a watermelon.]]
30th Apr '16 8:13:57 AM Quanyails
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** Also a pretty obvious example of Flanderisation. Season two didn't follow the manga and pretty much all the characters had at least a few moments of wild OOCness.

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** Also a pretty obvious example of Flanderisation. Season two didn't follow the manga and pretty much all the characters had at least a few moments of wild OOCness.OOC-ness.
30th Mar '16 5:35:22 PM KimiFW
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*** Though that may have been [[SarcasmMode sarcasm]].
14th Mar '16 6:32:35 AM 0MadWatch0
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**This is explored in Putting Your Hoof Down where after getting some assertiveness training she becomes a total Jerkass and proceeds to shout, bully and beat up every before giving a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to two of her best friends, so maybe not out of character but a repressed side of her.
11th Mar '16 1:46:17 AM tsstevens
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* For being Queen JerkAss Kennedy of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is very gentle in regards to Willow's murdered ex, Tara. This would also crop up in the [[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer comic version,]] however the motion comics saw fit to add a line that seems to be included simply to make her as vile as possible.
10th Mar '16 7:30:03 AM TheNerfGuy
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* The [[BonusMaterial DVD Extras]] for ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' have the entire female cast acting like typical tsunderes that hate perversion, hitting Issei when he has perverted moments, either on purpose or by accident. This is in contrast with the main series, where Rias and Akeno are actually very naughty themselves, Asia is shy but doesn't mind Issei being like that, and only Koneko complains about the perversion, but only after she [[TookALevelInJerkass suddenly becomes ruder]] and she ''still'' won't hit him! To put it in perspective, in one episode all the girls but Koneko were cool with ''bathing nude'' with Issei. It's like the picked a generic {{fanservice}} script and put the show's cast on it.

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* The [[BonusMaterial DVD Extras]] for ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' have the entire female cast acting like typical tsunderes that hate perversion, hitting Issei when he has perverted moments, either on purpose or by accident. This is in contrast with the main series, where Rias and Akeno are actually very naughty themselves, Asia is shy but doesn't mind Issei being like that, and only Koneko complains about the perversion, but only after she [[TookALevelInJerkass suddenly becomes ruder]] and she ''still'' won't hit him! To put it in perspective, in one episode all the girls but Koneko were cool with ''bathing nude'' with Issei. It's like the they picked a generic {{fanservice}} script and put the show's cast on it.


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* The anime adaptation of ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce]]: During the Wave Comet arc, Omega-Xis and most of the FM-ians get their personalities altered by the comet's presence. Omega-Xis goes from being a bad-mouthed JerkWithAHeartOfGold to a gentleman, Libra becomes a BrokenRecord repeating "Hello" and "Good morning" over and over and over again, Ophiuca becomes a childish [[ThirdPersonPerson third person]] [[TheDitz ditz]] rather than the serious being she normally is, Taurus sleeps non-stop instead of bickering with his fellows, and Wolf becomes a dog instead of the fierce and aggressive warrior he is known to be. Geo lampshades this and [[WeWantOurJerkBack is uncomfortable with Omega-Xis being a gentleman]], especially when it starts interfering with his battle against Crown. [[StatusQuoIsGod They all return to their old selves when the comet passes.]]
4th Mar '16 2:32:49 PM merotoker
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* The Joker gets one in ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'' when Gordon's second wife allows herself to be killed by the clown it [[http://www.primaryignition.com/wp-content/uploads/toplessrobot.com_.jpg wipes the smile from his face]].

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* The Joker gets one in ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'' when Gordon's second wife allows herself to be killed by the clown it [[http://www.primaryignition.com/wp-content/uploads/toplessrobot.com_.[[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/noman4.jpg wipes the smile from his face]].



* Optimus Prime is his normal noble, upstanding self in the live-action ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''... Until battle is joined, at which point he's chillingly ruthless beyond almost any other incarnation, with a particular penchant for shooting/stabbing/mangling/tearing off his foes' heads. The biggest offender was [[spoiler:the end of the third film, after Megatron had shown up and actually helped in the final battle, Optimus runs up and tears him in two, for almost no reason (considering Megatron did a lot of nothing through the entire movie)]].

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* Optimus Prime is his normal noble, upstanding self in the live-action the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''... Until battle is joined, at which point he's chillingly ruthless beyond almost any other incarnation, with a particular penchant for shooting/stabbing/mangling/tearing off his foes' heads. The biggest offender was [[spoiler:the end of the third film, after Megatron had shown up and actually helped in the final battle, Optimus runs up and tears him in two, for almost no reason (considering Megatron did a lot of nothing through the entire movie)]].



* ''Literature/DonQuixote'': Lampshaded: In the first part, it's very clear that Sancho Panza is a naive simpleton. In the second part, Sancho suddenly says very subtle, intelligent things to his wife. [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis One of the narrators]] of this tale, seeing this inconsistency, decides to [[LampshadeHanging warn the reader: ]]: ''The translator of this history, when he comes to write this fifth chapter, says that he considers it apocryphal, because in it Sancho Panza speaks in a style unlike that which might have been expected from his limited intelligence, and says things so subtle that he does not think it possible he could have conceived them; however, desirous of doing what his task imposed upon him, he was unwilling to leave it untranslated, and therefore he went on to say:'' This could be considered the beginning of Sancho's slow transformation into a [[SimplemindedWisdom discreet person]].

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* ''Literature/DonQuixote'': Lampshaded: In the first part, it's very clear that Sancho Panza is a naive simpleton. In the second part, Sancho suddenly says very subtle, intelligent things to his wife. [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis One of the narrators]] of this tale, seeing this inconsistency, decides to [[LampshadeHanging warn the reader: ]]: reader]]: ''The translator of this history, when he comes to write this fifth chapter, says that he considers it apocryphal, because in it Sancho Panza speaks in a style unlike that which might have been expected from his limited intelligence, and says things so subtle that he does not think it possible he could have conceived them; however, desirous of doing what his task imposed upon him, he was unwilling to leave it untranslated, and therefore he went on to say:'' This could be considered the beginning of Sancho's slow transformation into a [[SimplemindedWisdom discreet person]].



** At the start of season two, Buffy's behavior changes in response to the trauma of her near-death at the hands of the Master; She is sullen, actively lashes out at people, and flirts with Xander purely to upset Angel (and hurts Xander and Willow as a result).

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** At the start of season two, Buffy's behavior changes in response to the trauma of her near-death at the hands of the Master; She she is sullen, actively lashes out at people, and flirts with Xander purely to upset Angel (and hurts Xander and Willow as a result).



* ''Series/ICarly'' has "iChristmas", a BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor premise that ends with Carly breaking down in the hallway after her wish backfires, as the world returns to normal. Freddie enters, sees Carly [[TearJerker/ICarly crying her eyes out, sobbing with her knees drawn up, her hands in her face]]. Freddie then asks her what's wrong, Carly tells Freddie to leave her alone, thinking he's the mean Freddie from the alternate universe, and Freddie just shrugs his shoulders and blathers about rehearsing for the web show. It's done so Carly realises that she's back because the webshow exists again, but it's incredibly out of character for Freddie, who would never ever leave Carly sobbing in the hallway crying like that.

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* ''Series/ICarly'' has ''Series/ICarly''
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"iChristmas", a BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor premise that ends with Carly breaking down in the hallway after her wish backfires, as the world returns to normal. Freddie enters, sees Carly [[TearJerker/ICarly crying her eyes out, sobbing with her knees drawn up, her hands in her face]]. Freddie then asks her what's wrong, Carly tells Freddie to leave her alone, thinking he's the mean Freddie from the alternate universe, and Freddie just shrugs his shoulders and blathers about rehearsing for the web show. It's done so Carly realises that she's back because the webshow exists again, but it's incredibly out of character for Freddie, who would never ever leave Carly sobbing in the hallway crying like that.



** The Fourth Doctor story "The Seeds of Doom" shows a Fourth Doctor who is noticeably more TuxedoAndMartini-like than he is normally, even in his episodes which were originally written with the very SpyFiction-influenced Third Doctor [[CharacterisationMarchesOn still in the writer's minds]] (like "Robot"). For instance, he is very much an ActionHero in it, and willing to use fists at first opportunity, the same thing the Leela era (when he has a warrior as a companion) makes a very big thing out of him ''not'' doing. He also uses WigDressAccent to infiltrate a mansion, even though the Fourth Doctor had very little skill at disguises and tended to prefer force of personality and charm (one of the things that separated him from Three, who used secret identities, and Two, who was [[MasterActor a chameleon]]). This is all because the script was adapted from a script for ''Series/TheAvengers'' by an ''Avengers'' writer.

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** The Fourth Doctor story "The Seeds of Doom" shows a Fourth Doctor who is noticeably more TuxedoAndMartini-like than he is normally, even in his episodes which were originally written with the very SpyFiction-influenced Third Doctor [[CharacterisationMarchesOn [[CharacterizationMarchesOn still in the writer's minds]] (like "Robot"). For instance, he is very much an ActionHero in it, and willing to use fists at first opportunity, the same thing the Leela era (when he has a warrior as a companion) makes a very big thing out of him ''not'' doing. He also uses WigDressAccent to infiltrate a mansion, even though the Fourth Doctor had very little skill at disguises and tended to prefer force of personality and charm (one of the things that separated him from Three, who used secret identities, and Two, who was [[MasterActor a chameleon]]). This is all because the script was adapted from a script for ''Series/TheAvengers'' by an ''Avengers'' writer.



** In "Vincent and the Doctor", the Eleventh Doctor decides to confront the invisible Monster of the Week by swinging a stick at it, apparently attempting to bludgeon it into submission. In other episodes, especially since the reboot, the Doctor disdains weapons and always attempts to find a peaceful solution first. He is, however, trying to protect [[spoiler:Vincent Van Gogh]] who's kind of important to the timeline. This can be excused by him being under the impression that Amy's life was in immediate danger, and the fact that each new incarnation of the character is different from tha last, including their tendency of using martial force.

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** In "Vincent and the Doctor", the Eleventh Doctor decides to confront the invisible Monster of the Week by swinging a stick at it, apparently attempting to bludgeon it into submission. In other episodes, especially since the reboot, the Doctor disdains weapons and always attempts to find a peaceful solution first. He is, however, trying to protect [[spoiler:Vincent Van Gogh]] who's kind of important to the timeline. This can be excused by him being under the impression that Amy's life was in immediate danger, and the fact that each new incarnation of the character is different from tha the last, including their tendency of using martial force.



** The seventh series episode ''A Town Called Mercy'' seems to be using this to set up a significant character arc for the Doctor as he [[spoiler:forces an alien man at gunpoint to what they both know will be his death.]]

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** The seventh series episode ''A Town Called Mercy'' seems to be using this to set up a significant character arc for the Doctor as he [[spoiler:forces an alien man at gunpoint to what they both know will be his death.]]death]].



* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' actually [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790528 said that he likes Mondays]] well after "I hate Mondays" had been established as his CatchPhrase. It's also parodied in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=810104 this]] strip.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' actually [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1979&addr=790528 [[http://garfield.com/comic/1979-05-28 said that he likes Mondays]] well after "I hate Mondays" had been established as his CatchPhrase. It's also parodied in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=810104 [[http://garfield.com/comic/1981-10-05 this]] strip.



* In Ovid's "Metamorphoses" Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom, patron of Athens, divine ally of the great heroes of Greek myth, and perhaps the most morally upright of the [[JerkassGod Olympians]]. Until her High Priestess, Medusa, is raped by Poseidon in her temple, both violating her and desecrating the temple. Athena has no authority to punish a fellow Olympian for the rape, but ''somebody'' has to pay for the desecration of the temple. That leaves Medusa, who Athena turns into a monster so hideous that anyone who looks upon her will be turned to stone. ''As punishment for being raped by a god.''

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* In Ovid's "Metamorphoses" Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom, patron of Athens, divine ally of the great heroes of Greek myth, and perhaps the most morally upright of the [[JerkassGod [[JerkassGods Olympians]]. Until her High Priestess, Medusa, is raped by Poseidon in her temple, both violating her and desecrating the temple. Athena has no authority to punish a fellow Olympian for the rape, but ''somebody'' has to pay for the desecration of the temple. That leaves Medusa, who Athena turns into a monster so hideous that anyone who looks upon her will be turned to stone. ''As punishment for being raped by a god.''



** In ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'', Marona herself has an out of character moment in the post-game content [[spoiler: when she meets up with [[RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure Myao]], which stated that Marona's chest is much flatter than hers, which in turns [[BewareOfTheNiceOnes causes Marona to want to rip Myao apart]]]]. Keep in mind that this coming from a kind-hearted [[MessianicArchetype messianic]] loli who [[EasilyForgiven forgives everyone easily]] and [[TechnicalPacifist very hesitant to use any sort of violence]]. However she ''does'' pull an 'intentional'' one during [[AnotherSideAnotherStory Another Marona]] in order to hammer a certain point home to Ash.

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** In ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'', Marona herself has an out of character moment in the post-game content [[spoiler: when she meets up with [[RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure [[VideoGame/RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure Myao]], which stated that Marona's chest is much flatter than hers, which in turns [[BewareOfTheNiceOnes causes Marona to want to rip Myao apart]]]]. Keep in mind that this coming from a kind-hearted [[MessianicArchetype messianic]] loli who [[EasilyForgiven forgives everyone easily]] and [[TechnicalPacifist very hesitant to use any sort of violence]]. However she ''does'' pull an 'intentional'' one during [[AnotherSideAnotherStory Another Marona]] in order to hammer a certain point home to Ash.



* ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed]]'' has Shadow the Hedgehog acting rather peppy. Normally you'd think he'd just quietly sit in his car and focus on winning, but no, he'll stand up out of his seat, pump his fist and take a bow, all whilst...[[WhenSheSmiles smiling]]. He's especially happy when he comes first in a Grand Prix, where he can be seen wide-eyed and smiling, pointing his fingers and dancing around. This is especially odd considering the previous games in the series were significantly more accurate to his portrayal while still allowing him to bounce and jump around as much as anyone else.
** Averted during development. ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' was considered for a spot, but ultimately passed on because [[HotterAndSexier they couldn't figure out how to keep her in character while retaining an E rating.]]

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* ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed]]'' has Shadow the Hedgehog acting rather peppy. Normally you'd think he'd just quietly sit in his car and focus on winning, but no, he'll stand up out of his seat, pump his fist and take a bow, all whilst...[[WhenSheSmiles smiling]]. He's especially happy when he comes first in a Grand Prix, where he can be seen wide-eyed and smiling, pointing his fingers and dancing around. This is especially odd considering the previous games in the series were significantly more accurate to his portrayal while still allowing him to bounce and jump around as much as anyone else.
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else. Averted during development. ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' was considered for a spot, but ultimately passed on because [[HotterAndSexier they couldn't figure out how to keep her in character while retaining an E rating.]]



* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Bullocks for Stan": throughout the episode, Klaus has been narrating things, explaining that he's pretending he's recording a DVDCommentary for his life. At the end of the episode, when Stan says that his daughter is more important to him than a promotion and they hug, Klaus' narration cuts in, bemoaning how terribly OOC that line is for Stan and saying that [[ExecutiveMeddling the network made them do it]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''
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Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Bullocks for Stan": throughout the episode, Klaus has been narrating things, explaining that he's pretending he's recording a DVDCommentary for his life. At the end of the episode, when Stan says that his daughter is more important to him than a promotion and they hug, Klaus' narration cuts in, bemoaning how terribly OOC that line is for Stan and saying that [[ExecutiveMeddling the network made them do it]].



** [[CuteBruiser Starfire]] has a hugely obvious crush on her love interest, Robin, throughout the entire series. Resident {{Kuudere}}, Raven, is completely in control of her emotions at all times or else her powers will make things kaboom, and it takes several seasons for the closest thing she has to a family to [[IceQueen even crack the ice]]. But the show brought in the writers of the original comic book for an episode, and due to [[SexSells the nature of]] [[MostWritersAreMale the original comic book]], all of the two girls' [[CharacterDevelopment characterization]] got thrown out to have them swoon over Aqualad to try to give the audience the illusion that Aqualad is MrFanservice so that they could justly have [[PluckyComicRelief Beast Boy]] have his own OOCM to become a {{Jerkass}} until they were able to get to [[AnAesop the moral of the story]]. And that doesn't even compare to how many [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse random plots point are left behind throughout the episode at this point.]] This doesn't actually count as CharacterDerailment though, as it was only to move the plot and was only for one episode. Though, it doesn't help that most official sources count it as Canon, despite [[FanonDiscontinuity most fans' tendency to pretend it never happened.]]

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** [[CuteBruiser Starfire]] ComicBook/{{Starfire}} has a hugely obvious crush on her love interest, Robin, throughout the entire series. Resident {{Kuudere}}, Raven, ComicBook/{{Raven}}, is completely in control of her emotions at all times or else her powers will make things kaboom, and it takes several seasons for the closest thing she has to a family to [[IceQueen even crack the ice]]. But the show brought in the writers of the original comic book for an episode, and due to [[SexSells the nature of]] [[MostWritersAreMale the original comic book]], all of the two girls' [[CharacterDevelopment characterization]] got thrown out to have them swoon over Aqualad to try to give the audience the illusion that Aqualad is MrFanservice so that they could justly have [[PluckyComicRelief Beast Boy]] have his own OOCM to become a {{Jerkass}} until they were able to get to [[AnAesop the moral of the story]]. And that doesn't even compare to how many [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse random plots point are left behind throughout the episode at this point.]] This doesn't actually count as CharacterDerailment though, as it was only to move the plot and was only for one episode. Though, it doesn't help that most official sources count it as Canon, despite [[FanonDiscontinuity most fans' tendency to pretend it never happened.]]



** In the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' the [[BigBad Ice Dancers]] have one in "Little Bull on the Prairie" when [[spoiler: they come in 7th place and just smile and wave. This is the same pair that threw angry and violent fits whenever they placed ''2nd.'']]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', Sandi is shown to be a complete AlphaBitch who exploits the fashion clubs' emotional weaknesses and attempts to find Quinn's throughout the entire series. However, in "Fire!", when Quinn is receiving a lot of gifts from a friendly bellboy, Sandi points out that he's acting quite suspicious and thinks he might be a stalker - like she's showing genuine concern for Quinn being safe. Might be a case where stalking [[EvenEvilHasStandards is too much even for Sandi]].
** "Fat Like Me" also features one, but that was [[FallenPrincess pretty much the entire point of the episode]].

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** In the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' the [[BigBad Ice Dancers]] have one in "Little Bull on the Prairie" when [[spoiler: they come in 7th place and just smile and wave. This is the same pair that threw angry and violent fits whenever they placed ''2nd.'']]
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', Sandi is shown to be a complete AlphaBitch who exploits the fashion clubs' emotional weaknesses and attempts to find Quinn's throughout the entire series. However, in "Fire!", when Quinn is receiving a lot of gifts from a friendly bellboy, Sandi points out that he's acting quite suspicious and thinks he might be a stalker - like she's showing genuine concern for Quinn being safe. Might be a case where stalking [[EvenEvilHasStandards is too much even for Sandi]].
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Sandi]]. "Fat Like Me" also features one, but that was [[FallenPrincess pretty much the entire point of the episode]].



** In ''Stinky's Pumpkin'', when Mr. Simmons asks his class what the beginning of spring means, [[TheBully Harold]] of all people affectionately guesses "Love is in the air?"

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** In ''Stinky's Pumpkin'', "Stinky's Pumpkin", when Mr. Simmons asks his class what the beginning of spring means, [[TheBully Harold]] of all people affectionately guesses "Love is in the air?"
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** In the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' the [[BigBad Ice Dancers]] have one in "Little Bull on the Prairie" when [[spoiler: they come in 7th place and just smile and wave. This is the same pair that threw angry and violent fits whenever they placed ''2nd.'']]
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