History Main / PityTheKidnapper

8th Feb '17 6:23:59 PM dmcreif
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* On ''Series/TrueBlood'', Bill Compton is forced to turn the teenaged [[Creator/DeborahAnnWoll Jessica]] [[FieryRedhead Hamby]] into a vampire, as punishment for staking Longshadow. It is implied that the vampires think this will be agonizing torture to Jessica, but the moment she realizes that this means she'll no longer under the thumb of her ultra-religious and abusive father, she becomes insufferable. Bill and Eric at first pass her back and forth to get rid of her. She does eventually get better, but it's amazing nobody shoved her out in daylight before her attitude improved.

to:

* On ''Series/TrueBlood'', Bill Compton is forced to turn the teenaged [[Creator/DeborahAnnWoll Jessica]] [[FieryRedhead Hamby]] into a vampire, as punishment for staking Longshadow. It is implied that the vampires think this will be agonizing torture to Jessica, but the moment Jessica...[[BaitAndSwitch until she realizes realizes]] that this means she'll no longer under the thumb of her ultra-religious and abusive father, at which point she becomes insufferable. Bill and Eric at first pass her back and forth to get rid of her. She does eventually get better, but it's amazing nobody shoved her out in daylight before her attitude improved.
6th Feb '17 8:19:45 PM dmcreif
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* On ''Series/TrueBlood'', Bill is forced to turn a terrified teenaged girl as punishment for protecting Sookie. It is implied that the vampires think this will be agonizing torture to the girl, but as soon as she realizes that she's no longer under the thumb of her ultra-religious and abusive father, she becomes insufferable. Bill and Eric pass her back and forth to get rid of her. (She does eventually get better, but it's amazing nobody shoved her out in daylight before her attitude improved.)

to:

* On ''Series/TrueBlood'', Bill Compton is forced to turn a terrified the teenaged girl [[Creator/DeborahAnnWoll Jessica]] [[FieryRedhead Hamby]] into a vampire, as punishment for protecting Sookie. staking Longshadow. It is implied that the vampires think this will be agonizing torture to Jessica, but the girl, but as soon as moment she realizes that she's this means she'll no longer under the thumb of her ultra-religious and abusive father, she becomes insufferable. Bill and Eric at first pass her back and forth to get rid of her. (She She does eventually get better, but it's amazing nobody shoved her out in daylight before her attitude improved.)
6th Jan '17 9:48:54 PM TeChameleon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* An old ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip features Bill the Cat [[ItMakesSenseInContext being traded to the Soviets in a prisoner exchange]], causing one character to remark "Even [[DirtyCommunists the Russians]] don't deserve that!"

to:

* An old ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip features Bill the Cat [[ItMakesSenseInContext being traded to the Soviets in a prisoner exchange]], causing one character to remark "Even "Such a fate even the [[DirtyCommunists the Russians]] evil empire]] don't deserve that!" deserve!"
31st Dec '16 7:02:24 AM ironballs16
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Prison guards are usually considered expendable in the event of kidnapping, so they make poor hostages in the event of a riot or an attempted breakout.

to:

** Prison guards [[WeHaveReserves are usually considered expendable expendable]] in the event of kidnapping, so they make poor hostages in the event of a riot or an attempted breakout.
30th Dec '16 8:41:40 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A recurring plot in ''TheDreamstone'' involved Amberley getting kidnapped by the Urpneys, and spending the entire duration of her capture [[BrattyHalfPint verbally]] and [[CuteBruiser physically]] thrashing them. In the pilot, Zordrak has to [[TakenForGranite turn her into stone]] just to keep her quiet.

to:

* A recurring plot in ''TheDreamstone'' ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' involved Amberley getting kidnapped by the Urpneys, and spending the entire duration of her capture [[BrattyHalfPint verbally]] and [[CuteBruiser physically]] thrashing them. In the pilot, Zordrak has to [[TakenForGranite turn her into stone]] just to keep her quiet.
26th Nov '16 10:00:29 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[spoiler:Charlotte]] is pitiful enough when [[spoiler:she]] kidnaps Cyndi as [[spoiler:a reflection of her self-hatred and hatred for her abusive mother]] in ''PennyAndAggie''. Then Cyndi [[spoiler:talks her into slitting her own throat]].
* ''{{Nodwick}}'' once had the crew [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/nodwick/dragon/nodwick07.html greeted at a volcano cave by a dragon]], with great relief. He's sick and tired of the nagging princess he's kidnapped, who keeps insisting he do things like "put the seat down"... on the volcano. Said princess turns out to be so annoying that in the following month's issue, even Piffany, cleric with [[IncorruptiblePurePureness endless goodness and purity]] wants to kill her.

to:

* [[spoiler:Charlotte]] is pitiful enough when [[spoiler:she]] kidnaps Cyndi as [[spoiler:a reflection of her self-hatred and hatred for her abusive mother]] in ''PennyAndAggie''.''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie''. Then Cyndi [[spoiler:talks her into slitting her own throat]].
* ''{{Nodwick}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' once had the crew [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/nodwick/dragon/nodwick07.html greeted at a volcano cave by a dragon]], with great relief. He's sick and tired of the nagging princess he's kidnapped, who keeps insisting he do things like "put the seat down"... on the volcano. Said princess turns out to be so annoying that in the following month's issue, even Piffany, cleric with [[IncorruptiblePurePureness endless goodness and purity]] wants to kill her.
25th Nov '16 8:27:02 AM ZimFan89
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Fanfic/EarthAndSky'', at one point Diamond Tiara is abducted by the Changelings... and is shortly after kicked out of their hive, because [[EvenEvilHasStandards even they can't stand her]].



* in * ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' episode "The World According to LARP", the demon warlord Maret told [[SurroundedByIdiots his two moronic henchmen]] to nab June, but they nabbed her teenage brother Dennis himself. Unfortunately for Maret, Dennis (who tends to drive even June up the wall) thought it was all part of his {{LARP}} group, and his ranting gave Maret a bigger migraine worse than any of the armies, sorcerers, and dimensional hordes he had ever vanquished. (Eventually, he did get what he wanted - the [[ArtifactOfDoom Goblet of Nesteer]] - from him, only for June to show up [[FromBadToWorse and beat him senseless]].)

to:

* in * In ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' episode "The World According to LARP", the demon warlord Maret told [[SurroundedByIdiots his two moronic henchmen]] to nab June, but they nabbed her teenage brother Dennis himself. Unfortunately for Maret, Dennis (who tends to drive even June up the wall) thought it was all part of his {{LARP}} group, and his ranting gave Maret a bigger migraine worse than any of the armies, sorcerers, and dimensional hordes he had ever vanquished. (Eventually, he did get what he wanted - the [[ArtifactOfDoom Goblet of Nesteer]] - from him, only for June to show up [[FromBadToWorse and beat him senseless]].)
19th Nov '16 5:45:46 PM HeroGal2347
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Compare TooSpicyForYogSothoth, where the captive is intolerable even to the most hardened captor, and TalkingTheMonsterToDeath, where the captive directly challenges the captor's beliefs and motivations. Contrast 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'.

to:

Compare TooSpicyForYogSothoth, where the captive is intolerable even to the most hardened captor, PreferJailToTheProtagonist, where the villain is forced to flee from the hero's presence even if it means being re-incarcerated, and TalkingTheMonsterToDeath, where the captive directly challenges the captor's beliefs and motivations. Contrast 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'.
14th Oct '16 2:26:08 PM shokoshu
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* To add a male example, German folk song "Des Schneiders Höllenfahrt". Devils drag a tailor to hell so he makes them new clothes. They are in for a world of pain. ''Seitdem holt der Teufel keine Schneider mehr, es gehe, wie es wöll.'' [[note]]Since then the devil doesn't fetch any more tailors, hell be damned.[[/note]]
22nd Sep '16 9:27:04 PM AHI-3000
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' had this happen twice in the episode "Let's Nab Oprah". In an attempt to kidnap Oprah from a book signing, the bumbling duo Gin Rummy and Ed Wuncler III accidentally kidnap Maya Angelou. They have to dump her out of the van after she starts repeatedly kicking Gin Rummy. The two try again by breaking into Oprah's studio, but they end up going into Creator/BillCosby's dressing room instead. They decide to cut their losses and just kidnap ''him'', but he's so annoying they have to let him go fifteen minutes later.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' had this happen twice in the episode "Let's Nab Oprah". In an attempt to kidnap [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah Winfrey]] from a book signing, the bumbling duo Gin Rummy and Ed Wuncler III and Gin Rummy accidentally kidnap [[Literature/IKnowWhyTheCagedBirdSings Maya Angelou.Angelou]] instead. They have to dump her out of the van after she starts repeatedly kicking Gin Rummy. The two try again by breaking into Oprah's studio, but they end up going into Creator/BillCosby's dressing room instead. They decide to cut their losses and just kidnap ''him'', but he's so annoying they have to let him go fifteen minutes later.
This list shows the last 10 events of 256. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.PityTheKidnapper