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19th Aug '17 2:56:42 PM MyLittleXero
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** She did the same thing while dating Cyril being put off by his trust issues despite admitted early on that she implanted a tracking device in him. She also give him a really hard time for cheating on her, even though she cheated on him a few episodes earlier.

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** She did the same thing while dating Cyril being put off by his trust issues despite admitted early on that she implanted a tracking device in him. She also give him a really hard time for cheating on her, even though she cheated on him a few episodes earlier.
27th Jul '17 10:16:34 AM jessicaotiesha
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* Lana Lang does this throughout ''WesternAnimation/Archer'' doing things she does a TheBabyTrap in order to force Archer to focus more on her. To the extent that she is enraged that he does not immediately accept responsibility for a child which she conceived using stolen frozen sperm, and which she did not even tell him was his, until after the baby was born! And even during the pregnancy, when Archer proposed thinking he wasn't the father, she claimed she would "rather lose the baby than marry [him]" while (unknowingly) pointing a gun at her belly. She has also water boarded Archer using the excuse that he had skipped out on the training when she really just wanted him to admit he was attracted to Veronica Deane. She also repeatedly tried to manipulate Archer using OperationJealousy because her jeolousy of Veronica only to get mad when it backfires.

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* Lana Lang does this throughout ''WesternAnimation/Archer'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' doing things she does a TheBabyTrap in order to force Archer to focus more on her. To the extent that she is enraged that he does not immediately accept responsibility for a child which she conceived using stolen frozen sperm, and which she did not even tell him was his, until after the baby was born! And even during the pregnancy, when Archer proposed thinking he wasn't the father, she claimed she would "rather lose the baby than marry [him]" while (unknowingly) pointing a gun at her belly. She has also water boarded Archer using the excuse that he had skipped out on the training when she really just wanted him to admit he was attracted to Veronica Deane. She also repeatedly tried to manipulate Archer using OperationJealousy because her jeolousy of Veronica only to get mad when it backfires.
27th Jul '17 10:16:05 AM jessicaotiesha
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* Lana Lang does this throughout ''WesternAnimation/Archer'' doing things she does a TheBabyTrap in order to force Archer to focus more on her. To the extent that she is enraged that he does not immediately accept responsibility for a child which she conceived using stolen frozen sperm, and which she did not even tell him was his, until after the baby was born! And even during the pregnancy, when Archer proposed thinking he wasn't the father, she claimed she would "rather lose the baby than marry [him]" while (unknowingly) pointing a gun at her belly. She has also water boarded Archer using the excuse that he had skipped out on the training when she really just wanted him to admit he was attracted to Veronica Deane. She also repeatedly tried to manipulate Archer using OperationJealousy because her jeolousy of Veronica only to get mad when it backfires.
** She did the same thing while dating Cyril being put off by his trust issues despite admitted early on that she implanted a tracking device in him. She also give him a really hard time for cheating on her, even though she cheated on him a few episodes earlier.
** Cheryl eventually called her out on this admonishing her for constantly complaining about her job despite knowing that she would never leave it.
27th Jul '17 10:09:32 AM jessicaotiesha
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* Marge does this to a ridiculous degree in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' which has only gotten worse as the series has gone on. While in the early seasons there were episodes such as [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E10HomersNightOut Homerís Night Out]] and [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E4TwoCarsInEveryGarageAndThreeEyesOnEveryFish Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes On Every Fish]] where while not exactly in the wrong Marge really wasnít the victim the episode tries to present her as. However after {{Flanderization}} set in causing Marge TookALevelInJerkass Marge acts unappreciated and overworked for doing things that would and have gotten Homer villianized. For example prioritizing other childrenís happiness over her own.
** Margeís penitent of IncrediblyLameFun is also a big part of this in the early seasons the family would agree to do something Marge likes and the joke would be either they find something else to do in the process or the surprisingly have a good time while Marge would find the experience too stimulating. Later episodes would have her forcibly make family and romantic activities something that she would only like then get mad and act hurt when they didnít enjoy themselves.
24th Jun '17 2:21:43 PM RareGiftFiend
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Severus Snape is always complaining about the way Harry's father James treated him when they attended Hogwarts together. A flashback in ''Order of the Phoenix'' shows that [[JerkassHasAPoint James was a bit of a bully who would attack Snape unprovoked]], but it also shows that Snape gave as good as he got and went so far as to use Dark Magic to slash James, while the latter's attacks were mostly physically harmless. Discussions with other characters confirm that Snape would attack James unprovoked as well and another flashback in ''Deathly Hallows'' shows that Snape was the one who started their rivalry by insulting him. Dumbledore personally compares their relationship to less of a bully and victim and more a bitter rivalry. In a modern context, Snape still uses James' behavior as a student to justify acting like a SadistTeacher to Harry, playing the Victim Card in order to make a victim of someone else. Dumbledore himself turns something of a blind eye to Snape's treatment of Harry, explaining that Snape was mistreated in a way that he couldn't be expected to entirely forgive it.
9th Jun '17 1:18:24 PM AdamC
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Severus Snape is always complaining about the way Harry's father James treated him when they attended Hogwarts together. A flashback in ''Order of the Phoenix'' shows that [[JerkassHasAPoint James was a bit of a bully who would attack Snape unprovoked]], but it also shows that Snape gave as good as he got and went so far as to use Dark Magic to slash James, while the latter's attacks were mostly physically harmless. Discussions with other characters confirm that Snape would attack James unprovoked as well and another flashback in ''Deathly Hallows'' shows that Snape was the one who started their rivalry by insulting him.
** While James is portrayed as the less abusive party by most characters and the narrator, it doesn't change the fact that he and his friends nearly got Snape intentionally bitten by Remus while the latter was in his transformed state, which was a guarantee of either death or a life of poverty, discrimination, and (this being the time before Wolfsbane Potion was invented) one night a month spent clawing at his own skin. Although James did get cold feet, his willingness to go through with such a malicious act of cruelty up to that point muddies the issue of who was more innocent.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Severus Snape is always complaining about the way Harry's father James treated him when they attended Hogwarts together. A flashback in ''Order of the Phoenix'' shows that [[JerkassHasAPoint James was a bit of a bully who would attack Snape unprovoked]], but it also shows that Snape gave as good as he got and went so far as to use Dark Magic to slash James, while the latter's attacks were mostly physically harmless. Discussions with other characters confirm that Snape would attack James unprovoked as well and another flashback in ''Deathly Hallows'' shows that Snape was the one who started their rivalry by insulting him. \n** While James is portrayed as the Dumbledore personally compares their relationship to less abusive party by most characters of a bully and victim and more a bitter rivalry. In a modern context, Snape still uses James' behavior as a student to justify acting like a SadistTeacher to Harry, playing the narrator, it doesn't change the fact Victim Card in order to make a victim of someone else. Dumbledore himself turns something of a blind eye to Snape's treatment of Harry, explaining that Snape was mistreated in a way that he and his friends nearly got Snape intentionally bitten by Remus while the latter was in his transformed state, which was a guarantee of either death or a life of poverty, discrimination, and (this being the time before Wolfsbane Potion was invented) one night a month spent clawing at his own skin. Although James did get cold feet, his willingness couldn't be expected to go through with such a malicious act of cruelty up to that point muddies the issue of who was more innocent. entirely forgive it.
22nd May '17 12:41:23 PM RareGiftFiend
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** While James is portrayed as the less abusive party by most characters and the narrator, it doesn't change the fact that he and his friends nearly got Snape intentionally bitten by Remus while the latter was in his transformed state, which was a guarantee of either death or a life of poverty, discrimination, and (this being the time before Wolfsbane Potion was invented) one night a month spent clawing at his own skin. Although James did get cold feet, his willingness to go through with such a malicious act of cruelty up to that point muddies the issue of who was more innocent.
13th May '17 11:56:01 AM kquinn0830
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Severus Snape is always complaining about the way Harry's father James treated him when they attended Hogwarts together. A flashback in ''Order of the Phoenix'' shows that [[JerkassHasAPoint James was a bit of a bully who would attack Snape unprovoked]], but it also shows that Snape gave as good as he got and went so far as to use Dark Magic to slash James, while the latter's attacks were mostly physically harmless. Discussions with other characters confirm that Snape would attack James unprovoked as well and another flashback in ''Deathly Hallows'' shows that Snape was the one who started their rivalry by insulting him.
19th Oct '16 1:38:35 PM Liberalgal101
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19th Oct '16 1:37:10 PM Liberalgal101
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This can be played several ways. A ManipulativeBastard will describe a situation to make a third party think that the ManipulativeBastard is a good guy, and the ''real'' good guys are mean and evil and out to get him for no good reason. The {{Jerkass}} may legitimately believe the grievances - but the audience can usually recognize a pity party over self-inflicted wounds.

Whether the other characters believe the {{crocodile tears}} also depends on who they are. The naive, ignorant of the current situation, will usually buy it. Characters who were there will know better. When a hoodwinked character realizes that they've been fooled, they will not be happy.

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This can be played several ways. A ManipulativeBastard will describe a situation to make a third party think that the ManipulativeBastard is a good guy, and the ''real'' good guys are mean and evil and out to get him for no good reason. The {{Jerkass}} may legitimately believe the grievances - but the audience can usually recognize a pity party over self-inflicted wounds.

wounds. However, sometimes the person playing the victim card is neither of those things. Instead he is actually victimized, and is a designated villain.

Whether the other characters believe the {{crocodile tears}} also depends on who they are. The naive, ignorant of the current situation, will usually buy it. Characters who were there will know better. When a hoodwinked character realizes that they've been fooled, they will not be happy.
happy. Or, if it's the designated villain example, the villain will most likely be laughed at, mocked and/or be victimized again.
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