History Main / PityTheKidnapper

23rd Jun '16 5:09:28 PM DanaO
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** His dialogue implies he's long since stopped ''trying'' to kidnap children; first he legally changed his name to Herman to make his name easy to guess (it never worked), then he tried moving out away from everybody. People still find him, and keep managing to talk him into spinning more straw into gold, and he always gets stuck with more children. The children themselves are generally well-behaved, and he does like children and takes good care of them - it's the ''situation'' which is unfortunate.
12th May '16 10:04:50 AM SteveMB
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Compare TooSpicyForYogSothoth and TalkingTheMonsterToDeath. Contrast PoisonousCaptive. If you pity the kidnappers because they're about to get their asses kicked by the kidnappee, then that's MuggingTheMonster. Also compare DefiantCaptive, who is more 'uncooperative' than simply 'annoying'.

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Compare TooSpicyForYogSothoth TooSpicyForYogSothoth, where the captive is intolerable even to the most hardened captor, and TalkingTheMonsterToDeath. TalkingTheMonsterToDeath, where the captive directly challenges the captor's beliefs and motivations. Contrast PoisonousCaptive.PoisonousCaptive, who insidiously subverts and undermines the captors. If you pity the kidnappers because they're about to get their asses kicked by the kidnappee, then that's MuggingTheMonster. Also compare DefiantCaptive, who is more 'uncooperative' than simply 'annoying'.
8th May '16 11:25:37 PM foxley
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* Happened in the novel ''Jimmy The Kid'' (a sequel to ''Literature/TheHotRock'') by Donald Westlake, and the movie based on the book.

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* Happened in the novel ''Jimmy ''[[Literature/{{Dortmunder}} Jimmy The Kid'' Kid]]'' (a sequel to ''Literature/TheHotRock'') by Donald Westlake, and the movie based on the book.
6th May '16 4:02:10 PM mkrgolf
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* In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' Dee-Dee was given to a trio of visiting aliens by Dexter, but after Dexter changed his mind and went to rescue her, the aliens were more than happy to give her up, since she caused so much havoc on their ship.

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* In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' Dee-Dee Dee Dee was given to a trio of visiting aliens by Dexter, but after Dexter changed his mind and went to rescue her, the aliens were more than happy to give her up, since she caused so much havoc on their ship.
12th Apr '16 7:01:38 AM HeroGal2347
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* In the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "WesternAnimation/BugsAndThugs", Bugs is kidnapped by a pair of gangsters. He drives them so crazy that when the police arrive, the criminals beg the cops to arrest them to get them away from him.

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* In the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "WesternAnimation/BugsAndThugs", Bugs is kidnapped by a pair of gangsters. He drives them so crazy that when the police arrive, [[PreferJailToTheProtagonist the criminals beg the cops to arrest them to get them away from him.]]
22nd Mar '16 8:50:15 AM fobarimperius
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* In an episode from Black Box TV (a serious horror example of this trope), a couple kidnap a young girl with the intent to force her family to pay for her back, but then don't hear anything. No police report, no callback on their ransom, nothing. The couple, a man who does have some level of moral compass and a woman with a drug habit and surly attitude, begin becoming frustrated. Eventually, the kidnapped girl turns the tables, using her supernatural powers to lock the woman in her bedroom and viciously attack her with a supernatural teddy bear with razor teeth and sharp claws. The kidnapped girl then forces both the man and woman to become her "perfect parents", acting like a nuclear family out of the 50s. Should they refuse, the kidnapped girl will kill them both with her powers. It is essentially implied that the parents of the girl didn't want her back as this was the life they were forced to live as well, and likely split the second they were free.
26th Feb '16 9:25:48 AM StClair
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** We find out later that Rarity is a CuteBruiser and probably ''could'' have kicked their flanks if she's ''wanted'' to, she just chose to whine her head off and annoy them into letting her go.

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** We find out later that Rarity is a CuteBruiser and probably ''could'' have kicked their flanks if she's she'd ''wanted'' to, she just chose to whine her head off and annoy them into letting her go.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'', the title character's friend Perfuma is captured by the evil Horde. Hordak first demands that She-Ra surrender herself in exchange for Perfuma's release, but [[TheMentor Lighthope]] urges her not to agree to his demands. This proves good advice. Perfuma then proceeds to annoy everyone (especially the audience) with her sing-songy voice, decorate the evil lair with flowers, and even coerce the Horde-Troopers into dancing (in a ''conga line''). Hordak quickly changes his demands, saying She-Ra can have her back if she simply comes to get her. She still heeds Lighthope's advice, and eventually, by the ends of the episode, he ''begs'' She-Ra to take her back, paying the rebels three months' worth of supplies in return.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'', the title character's friend Perfuma is captured by the evil Horde. Hordak first demands that She-Ra surrender herself in exchange for Perfuma's release, but [[TheMentor Lighthope]] urges her not to agree to his demands. This proves good advice. Perfuma then proceeds to annoy everyone (especially the audience) with her sing-songy voice, decorate the evil lair with flowers, and even coerce the Horde-Troopers into dancing (in a ''conga line''). Hordak quickly changes his demands, saying She-Ra can have her back if she simply comes to get her. She still heeds Lighthope's advice, and eventually, by the ends end of the episode, he ''begs'' She-Ra to take her back, paying the rebels three months' worth of supplies in return.
26th Feb '16 9:16:32 AM StClair
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'''Celestial:''' No. Really. You're ☠☠☠☠. We've taken a year of you. We're taking you back to that orbiting trashcan you call a planet. And dumping you there. You're turning away from us. We are speaking to you and you're turning away from us. This is exactly the kind of ☠☠☠☠ we're taking about here.

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'''Celestial:''' No. Really. You're ☠☠☠☠. We've taken a year of you. We're taking you back to that orbiting trashcan you call a planet. And dumping you there. ... You're turning away from us. We are speaking to you and you're turning away from us. This is exactly the kind of ☠☠☠☠ we're taking about here.
26th Feb '16 9:15:18 AM StClair
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** One time, Germany shipped Italy home in a box. The Allies shipped Italy back to Germany ''twice'', once after America captured him (although they were willing to keep him like a dog until he insulted [[LethalChef England's cooking]], at which point America immediately decided not to keep him), then again after France captured him. Both times, the box had 'FUCK' written on it, in big, bold letters.

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** One time, Germany shipped Italy home in a box. The Allies shipped Italy back to Germany ''twice'', once after America captured him (although they were willing to keep him like a dog until he insulted [[LethalChef England's cooking]], at which point America immediately decided not to keep him), then again after France captured him. Both times, the box had 'FUCK' written on it, in big, bold letters.
18th Feb '16 1:12:03 PM Shadowgazer
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** In ''Recap/AsterixTheGladiator'', Cacofonix is captured by a Roman prefect to give to Caesar as a gift. The suffering of the kidnappers only increases on their journey as they spend more and more time with Cacofonix's singing.

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** In ''Recap/AsterixTheGladiator'', Cacofonix is captured by a Roman prefect to give to Caesar as a gift. The suffering of the kidnappers only increases on their journey as they spend more and more time with Cacofonix's singing. Slightly averted in that the Prefect at least was intelligent enough to have him simply tied up and gagged.
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