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24th Aug '16 5:02:58 AM manofwarb
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* [[AxCrazy Jack]] from VideoGame/MassEffect2 can come off as doing this, during the loyalty fight with [[IceQueen Miranda]]. Jack walks into Miranda's stateroom, gets in her face, looking to pick a fight, [[GravityMaster biotically throws things around]] and then starts complaining about things that [[HumanityIsSuperior Miranda's organization]] [[ColdBloodedTorture did to her as a child]]. Bonus points if she does this, long after she has already blown her childhood detention centre to atoms, and says that she's found closure.
8th Aug '16 1:53:22 PM kquinn0830
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** At the end of "Cartman Joins NAMBLA", as the NAMBLA leader is being arrested, he tries to gain sympathy by claiming that they're just being persecuted because they're different and that they didn't choose to be attracted to young boys. Kyle [[ShutUpHannibal shuts him down with one sentence]].
-->'''Kyle:''' Dude. You have ''sex'' with ''children''.
3rd Jul '16 8:40:32 PM MsChibi
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This may take the form of a FreudianExcuse if the villain legitimately believes what they're saying. See also WoundedGazelleGambit. Compare WhatIsEvil & PlayingSick.

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This may take the form of a FreudianExcuse if the villain legitimately believes what they're saying. See also WoundedGazelleGambit. Compare WhatIsEvil & WhatIsEvil, NeverMyFault, and PlayingSick.
26th Jun '16 10:13:05 AM nombretomado
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* The PC's love interest has this played on them in ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal]]'' [[spoiler: Of course, it's done by an undead monster to set up a rather brutal ambush.]]

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* The PC's love interest has this played on them in ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal]]'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal'' [[spoiler: Of course, it's done by an undead monster to set up a rather brutal ambush.]]
3rd Apr '16 5:09:51 PM ading
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* ''Theatre/TheResistibleRiseOfArturoUi'': Arturo Ui is introduced moping about how everyone's forgotten about the things he's done. More specifically, the fact that he murdered twenty people.
3rd Apr '16 5:07:43 PM ading
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* In ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'', Michael Corleone is put on trial. He tells the court how offensive he finds it that a war hero like himself should have his name slandered by accusations of criminal activity. However, the audience knows he's at the head of New York's most powerful mob family.
14th Mar '16 7:53:50 PM DoctorCooper
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Very often TruthInTelevision.

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Very often TruthInTelevision.TruthInTelevision, sadly. [[noreallife]]



[[folder: Real Life]]
* TruthInTelevision, sadly. In fact there are too many examples to count, so [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment please don't]] [[AnAesop add any]].
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11th Mar '16 9:38:34 AM kataangluvr
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* [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] seems to enjoy playing this. Whenever he interacts with L, who rightfully deduces that he's Kira, he acts like a poor kid who's being charged with something he's innocent of. Everyone on the task force does fall for this trick and get mad at L for finding new reasons why he believes that he's Kira. [[spoiler:During the Mello/Near arc, the task force slowly begin to understand why L thought Light was Kira and they try to bring him in.]]
** The first movie ups this trope to the max. [[spoiler: Naomi Misora, under the influence of the Death Note, holds Light's girlfriend, Shihori, as a hostage and threatens to shoot her unless he admitted to being Kira. Shihori breaks free and, also being under the Death Note's power, takes a bullet that was meant for him. All of this was an elaborate plan to make him look innocent and get the police to feel bad for thinking that he was Kira.]]
17th Jan '16 10:40:00 AM nombretomado
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* One female serial killer attempted to pull this one in ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' by saying that she was raped so many times that she can't remember, but Detective Benson doesn't fall for it. She just makes fun of it by saying "''Right, and your mother died, and your dad beat ya''".

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* One female serial killer attempted to pull this one in ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' by saying that she was raped so many times that she can't remember, but Detective Benson doesn't fall for it. She just makes fun of it by saying "''Right, and your mother died, and your dad beat ya''".
15th Jan '16 5:33:28 PM Adept
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* Mikan in SuperDanganRonpa2 legitimately thinks that she is a victim, and that nobody will "forgive her existence".[[spoiler: This attitude causes the characters to hesitate in a trial when they start finding out that evidence seems to point to her as the culprit, as she has been kind to them and nursed some of them back to health previously]]. This is a complicated example, as [[spoiler:Mikan ''has'' been the victim of a lifetime of unjustified abuse at the hands of her peers]]; this trope comes into play when [[spoiler:she uses this past to justify murdering two people.]]

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* Mikan in SuperDanganRonpa2 ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' legitimately thinks that she is a victim, and that nobody will "forgive her existence".[[spoiler: This attitude causes the characters to hesitate in a trial when they start finding out that evidence seems to point to her as the culprit, as she has been kind to them and nursed some of them back to health previously]]. This is a complicated example, as [[spoiler:Mikan ''has'' been the victim of a lifetime of unjustified abuse at the hands of her peers]]; this trope comes into play when [[spoiler:she uses this past to justify murdering two people.]]
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