History Main / PettheDog

2nd Sep '16 3:43:32 PM ShorinBJ
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Of course, this doesn't mean specifically petting a cute animal. It's just any attempt to soften the edge of a villain (or AntiHero) by showing him engaging in a moment of kindness.

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Of course, this doesn't mean specifically petting a cute animal. It's just any attempt to soften the edge of a villain (or AntiHero) by showing him engaging in a moment of kindness.
kindness, especially towards someone who can't do anything for them.
19th Aug '16 9:30:55 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Shigeo Okumura is best known for his campaigns against Mexican luchadors in Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, but since he speaks Spanish quite well, the promotion keeps him around despite the trouble he causes to serve as a translator to the Wrestling/{{NJPW}}, REINA and other Japanese talents, which he does faithfully, even for baby {{face}}s like Shuri who aren't on board with his "Anti-Mexico" agenda.

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* Shigeo Okumura is best known for his campaigns against Mexican luchadors in Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, but since he speaks Spanish quite well, the promotion keeps him around despite the trouble he causes to serve as a translator to the Wrestling/{{NJPW}}, REINA and other Japanese talents, which he does faithfully, even for baby {{face}}s like Shuri Syuri who aren't on board with his "Anti-Mexico" agenda.
19th Aug '16 9:19:57 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Shigeo Okumura is best known for his campaigns against Mexican luchadors in Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, but since he speaks Spanish quite well, the promotion keeps him around despite the trouble he causes to serve as a translator to the Wrestling/{{NJPW}}, REINA and other Japanese talents, which he does faithfully, even for baby {{face}}s like Shuri who aren't on board with his "Anti-Mexico" agenda.
19th Aug '16 11:54:32 AM pinkdalek
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In modern Hollywood circles, this is also referred to as "save the cat", with the idea being that if you show your hero stopping to save a cat stuck in a tree as his EstablishingCharacterMoment, you're putting the audience on his side forever.
16th May '16 6:44:07 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* When he was not tearing people's faces open with his teeth or stealing masks, Perro Aguayo Jr. could often be found playing with dogs.
* Wrestling/CMPunk voluntarily excused Wrestling/ColtCabana from their Wrestling/RingOfHonor TagTeam title defense at ''Survival Of The Fittest'', voluntarily taking on The Outkast Killaz, The Ringcrew Express and Special K by himself so that Cabana would have a better shot at winning the titular "Survival Of The Fittest'' {{tournament|arc}}.

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* When he was not tearing people's faces open with his teeth or stealing masks, {{mask|edluchador}}s, Perro Aguayo Jr. could often be found playing with dogs.
* Wrestling/CMPunk voluntarily excused Wrestling/ColtCabana from their Wrestling/RingOfHonor TagTeam title defense at ''Survival Of The Fittest'', voluntarily taking on The Outkast Killaz, The Ringcrew Express and Special K by himself so that Cabana would have a better shot at winning the titular "Survival Of The Fittest'' {{tournament|arc}}. Before this, Punk would become visibly angry with Cabana's silliness and Colt at times seemed to follow him more out of fear than friendship, so it was nice to see Punk really did care for him on some level.
16th May '16 8:26:43 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/CMPunk voluntarily excused Wrestling/ColtCabana from their Wrestling/RingOfHonor TagTeam title defense at ''Survival Of The Fittest'', voluntarily taking on The Outkast Killaz, The Ringcrew Express and Special K by himself so that Cabana would have a better shot at winning the titular "Survival Of The Fittest'' {{tournament|arc}}.
28th Dec '15 10:55:22 PM LadyNorbert
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* PetTheDog/AnimatedFilms



* PetTheDog/AnimatedFilms
8th Nov '15 7:32:23 PM Basara-kun
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* When he's not tearing people's faces open with his teeth or stealing masks, Perro Auagayo Jr can often be found playing with dogs.

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* When he's he was not tearing people's faces open with his teeth or stealing masks, Perro Auagayo Jr can Aguayo Jr. could often be found playing with dogs.
31st Oct '15 11:54:21 PM YasminPerry
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This term was coined by screenwriters, basically meaning: show the nasty old crank petting a dog, and you show the audience, ''aw shucks, [[RuleOfEmpathy he's all right after all.]]'' Often used to demonstrate that a {{Jerkass}} is really a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, or, if more limited, that the character is goal oriented rather than sadistic and/or thoroughly evil. If used as an EstablishingCharacterMoment then you skip right past the jerkass phase.

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This term was coined by cynical screenwriters, basically meaning: show the nasty old crank petting a dog, and you show the audience, ''aw shucks, [[RuleOfEmpathy he's all right after all.]]'' Often used to demonstrate that a {{Jerkass}} is really a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, or, if more limited, that the character is goal oriented rather than sadistic and/or thoroughly evil. If used as an EstablishingCharacterMoment then you skip right past the jerkass phase.
30th Aug '15 4:45:22 PM R1ck
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%% Little do they know, that kitten's also a suicide bomber. Hence the 'nade.

This term was coined by cynical screenwriters, basically meaning: show the nasty old crank petting a dog, and you show the audience, ''aw shucks, [[RuleOfEmpathy he's all right after all.]]'' Often used to demonstrate that a {{Jerkass}} is really a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, or, if more limited, that the character is goal oriented rather than sadistic and/or thoroughly evil. If used as an EstablishingCharacterMoment then you skip right past the jerkass phase.

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%% Little do they know, that kitten's also a suicide bomber. Hence the 'nade.

This term was coined by cynical screenwriters, basically meaning: show the nasty old crank petting a dog, and you show the audience, ''aw shucks, [[RuleOfEmpathy he's all right after all.]]'' Often used to demonstrate that a {{Jerkass}} is really a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, or, if more limited, that the character is goal oriented rather than sadistic and/or thoroughly evil. If used as an EstablishingCharacterMoment then you skip right past the jerkass phase.
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