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28th Dec '15 10:55:22 PM LadyNorbert
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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.
20th Jul '15 10:30:59 PM KiyoshiSan
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Blitzkrieg]] can vait; [[JustAStupidAccent it's time to]] [[CutenessProximity pet ze kitty!]]'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Blitzkrieg]] can vait; [[JustAStupidAccent it's time to]] it is time]] to [[CutenessProximity pet ze kitty!]]'']]
10th Apr '15 12:02:54 PM 313Bluestreak
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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.[[/folder]]

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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.dogs.
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5th Apr '15 11:31:44 AM ACW
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23rd Mar '15 3:20:19 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* 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.[[/folder]]
7th Feb '15 1:49:37 PM Chariset
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Of course, this doesn't mean specifically petting a cute animal. It's just any attempt to mellow out a villain (or AntiHero).

{{Sub Trope}}s include PhotoOpWithTheDog, EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas, MoralityPet (a character's entire relationship with a villain is one long PetTheDog moment), and AndroclesLion (where the dog would later reward the one who petted him/her). Compare LickedByTheDog. A few ways to pet the dog include: being an AnonymousBenefactor, IWasJustPassingThrough, and EvenEvilHasStandards. Demonstrating MoralMyopia could also work, granted if the people they favor aren't evil. Contrast KickTheDog, MustMakeAmends (when a character tries to undo or atone for having [[ShootTheDog Shot The Dog]]), BaitTheDog (when this is darkly {{subverted}}).

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Of course, this doesn't mean specifically petting a cute animal. It's just any attempt to mellow out soften the edge of a villain (or AntiHero).

AntiHero) by showing him engaging in a moment of kindness.

{{Sub Trope}}s include PhotoOpWithTheDog, EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas, MoralityPet (a character's entire relationship with a villain is one long PetTheDog moment), and AndroclesLion (where the dog would later reward the one who petted him/her). Compare LickedByTheDog. A few ways to pet the dog include: include being an AnonymousBenefactor, IWasJustPassingThrough, and EvenEvilHasStandards. Demonstrating MoralMyopia could also work, granted if work (if the people they favor aren't evil. evil). Contrast KickTheDog, KickTheDog (doing something evil to establish an evil personality), MustMakeAmends (when a character tries to undo or atone for having [[ShootTheDog Shot The Dog]]), BaitTheDog (when this is darkly {{subverted}}).
5th Dec '14 9:13:38 PM mazaka
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Of course, this doesn't specifically mean petting a cute animal, but merely an attempt to mellow out a villain (or AntiHero).

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Of course, this doesn't mean specifically mean petting a cute animal, but merely an animal. It's just any attempt to mellow out a villain (or AntiHero).
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