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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.]]
6th Jan '16 12:59:57 AM amphiboly
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18th Dec '15 12:39:20 PM case
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* TruthInTelevision, sadly. In fact there are too many examples to count, so [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment please don't add any]].
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* TruthInTelevision, sadly. In fact there are too many examples to count, so [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment please don't don't]] [[AnAesop add any]].
29th Nov '15 7:12:15 AM Prfnoff
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* Also pulled by [[spoiler: Yuzuha]] in the TenchiMuyo: ''Daughter of Darkness'' movie. Particularly jarring because [[spoiler: she]] does it [[spoiler: after cruelly killing her own "daughter", Mayuka, and mocking her friends's grief at her death. ]] * Used to agitate Medaka in MedakaBox by Kumagawa as [[spoiler:after he and Zenkichi appeared to have died after their Student Council battle. However the events that cause their supposed death were due to Zenkichi actions so technically Kumagawa was the victim. Kumagawa made this statement after his powers brought him back though. Also, Zenkicki [[NotQuiteDead was brought back by someone else, though he wasn't dead.]]]]
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* Also pulled by [[spoiler: Yuzuha]] in the TenchiMuyo: ''Daughter ''Anime/TenchiMuyo: Daughter of Darkness'' movie. Particularly jarring because [[spoiler: she]] does it [[spoiler: after cruelly killing her own "daughter", Mayuka, and mocking her friends's grief at her death. ]] * Used to agitate Medaka in MedakaBox ''Manga/MedakaBox'' by Kumagawa as [[spoiler:after he and Zenkichi appeared to have died after their Student Council battle. However the events that cause their supposed death were due to Zenkichi actions so technically Kumagawa was the victim. Kumagawa made this statement after his powers brought him back though. Also, Zenkicki [[NotQuiteDead was brought back by someone else, though he wasn't dead.]]]]
3rd Sep '15 9:41:49 AM kquinn0830
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* In ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', Jordan Belfort's narration tries to paint himself as an innocent victim who is being targeted by Patrick Denham and the FBI because they are jealous of his life of luxury and don't want him to be successful. However, it's obvious to the audience that the only reason he became successful is because he's a thief who steals money from people through stock fraud and Denham is pursuing him because he's breaking the law
12th Aug '15 3:07:16 PM SuperLlama
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* Lord Brevon from ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'' is fond of doing this, claiming that all he's trying to do is fix his ship, get off Avalice and save his homeworld, and all the heroes are doing is delaying his departure and forcing him to take more drastic measures. Nevermind the fact that his plan involves murdering the king of Shuigang, brainwashing his son into being his obedient servant and starting a massive war between the three kingdoms of Avalice while he steals a MacGuffin that provides power to the entire planet. Also the whole "Evil intergalactic warlord" thing. And the fact that Torque rips his victim card to shreds by telling him that his own warmongering is the reason his homeworld is in trouble in the first place.
12th Aug '15 3:01:42 PM SuperLlama
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* Thunder McQueen's primary character trait (suicidal tendencies aside) in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' is constantly thinking of himself as a victim, even when he's clearly doing something wrong, like stealing money from Hermes. Whitesnake comments that this victim complex makes him a truly evil individual even though he isn't actively malicious.
7th Jul '15 8:53:50 PM smalltime
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', Mojo Jojo gets a group of AnimalWrongsActivists to defend him against the Powerpuff Girls by crying that he's being oppressed whenever the girls try to stop him commiting crimes.
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', Mojo Jojo gets a group of AnimalWrongsActivists an AnimalWrongsGroup to defend him against the Powerpuff Girls by crying that he's being oppressed whenever the girls try to stop him commiting crimes.
7th Jul '15 8:52:48 PM smalltime
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', Mojo Jojo gets a group of AnimalWrongsActivists to defend him against the Powerpuff Girls by crying that he's being oppressed whenever the girls try to stop him commiting crimes.
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