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16th May '17 4:17:52 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''TheTwelveKingdoms:'' In the last arc, Kouya initially appears to be a PoisonousFriend to his leader, Atsuyu; he murders dissidents regularly and claims to have "exiled" them when Atsuyu, who is presented in a positively saintly light, asks. However, Atsuyu is revealed to be a ManipulativeBastard who abuses Kouya's extreme loyalty to get away with atrocities while keeping his own hands clean.

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* Subverted in ''TheTwelveKingdoms:'' ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms:'' In the last arc, Kouya initially appears to be a PoisonousFriend to his leader, Atsuyu; he murders dissidents regularly and claims to have "exiled" them when Atsuyu, who is presented in a positively saintly light, asks. However, Atsuyu is revealed to be a ManipulativeBastard who abuses Kouya's extreme loyalty to get away with atrocities while keeping his own hands clean.
21st Apr '17 10:31:21 AM EdwardGil
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** ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'' demonstrates thjs beautifully where Madoka [[WhatTheHellHero calls Homura out for only protecting her]]. Homura responds by saying to never ask Homura to stop protecting Madoka.

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** ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'' demonstrates thjs this beautifully where Madoka [[WhatTheHellHero calls Homura out for only protecting her]]. Homura responds by saying to never ask Homura to stop protecting Madoka.
19th Apr '17 9:22:32 AM dmcreif
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* Detective Jimmy [=McNulty=] in ''Series/TheWire'' is likeable, witty, fairly moral for a Baltimore city police, and one of the best detectives in the BPD. Sadly, he has a habit of backstabbing his colleagues in order to get results and wildly breaking the rules, to the point that nearly every detective ends up having to do some serious fighting to hold onto their careers after one of [=McNulty=]'s crazier/stupider plans goes [[DidntThinkThisThrough disastrously wrong.]]
-->'''Detective Crutchfield''': Did [[=McNulty=]] fuck you?
-->'''Detective Moreland / "The Bunk"''': He tried. But mostly he just fucks himself.

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* Detective Jimmy [=McNulty=] in ''Series/TheWire'' is likeable, witty, fairly moral for a Baltimore city police, and one of the best detectives in the BPD. Sadly, he has a habit of backstabbing his colleagues in order to get results and wildly breaking the rules, to the point that nearly every detective ends up having to do some serious fighting to hold onto their careers after one of [=McNulty=]'s crazier/stupider plans goes [[DidntThinkThisThrough disastrously wrong.]]
-->'''Detective -->'''Michael Crutchfield''': Did [[=McNulty=]] fuck you?
-->'''Detective Moreland / "The Bunk"''': -->'''Bunk Moreland''': He tried. But mostly he just fucks himself.



* [[VillainProtagonist Walter White]] is this to [[AntiVillain Jesse Pinkman]] in ''Series/BreakingBad''. While Jesse wasn't completely innocent before getting into business with Walt, it's undeniable that his life has taken a definite [[BreakTheCutie turn for the worse]] because of Walt's influence. [[spoiler:Walt even manages to manipulate Jesse into killing a man in cold blood.]] Jesse is equally poisonous to Walt, if usually unintentionally, and in a completely different way: while his sincerity might be debatable, we continue to see Walt go to impressive lows in order to ensure Jesse's safety, despite the fact that he is an emotionally volatile wild card and a liability. Add this to the fact that Jesse is the one who gets Walt into the drug business in the first place, and you have a recipe for one of the most mutually poisonous friendships on television. One so toxic, it has a collateral death count of [[spoiler: close to a hundred, if not ''in'' the hundreds]].

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* [[VillainProtagonist Walter White]] is this to [[AntiVillain Jesse Pinkman]] in ''Series/BreakingBad''. While Jesse wasn't completely innocent before getting into business with Walt, it's undeniable that his life has taken a definite [[BreakTheCutie turn for the worse]] because of Walt's influence. [[spoiler:Walt even manages to manipulate Jesse into killing a man Gale in cold blood.]] Jesse is equally poisonous to Walt, if usually unintentionally, and in a completely different way: while his sincerity might be debatable, we continue to see Walt go to impressive lows in order to ensure Jesse's safety, despite the fact that he is an emotionally volatile wild card and a liability. Add this to the fact that Jesse is the one who gets Walt into the drug business in the first place, and you have a recipe for one of the most mutually poisonous friendships on television. One so toxic, it has a collateral death count of [[spoiler: close to a hundred, if not ''in'' the hundreds]].


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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Matt Murdock has a bit of this going on with his double life as both a lawyer and the Devil of Hell's Kitchen. In season 2, his troubles balancing out the two sides of his life - between defending Frank Castle and running around with Elektra - ultimately end up straining his friendships with Foggy and Karen. Matt is self-aware of this, admitting during his makeout scene with Karen early in season 2, "I have this incredible ability to bring disaster to the best things in my life." Karen gets a glimpse of it after Matt's faltering in contributing to Frank's trial and seeing Elektra in Matt's bed, saying to Frank during the diner scene:
-->'''Karen Page:''' He's the kind of man that hurts people. Not like you, but... he damages them. Breaks them.
19th Apr '17 9:13:21 AM dmcreif
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-->-- '''Detective Lester Freamon''', ''Series/TheWire''

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-->-- '''Detective Lester '''Lester Freamon''', ''Series/TheWire''
9th Apr '17 5:34:31 PM intastiel
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* Perrin's loving girlfriend and wife Faile in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. Besides being a very jealous type and giving him a hard time over any woman she suspects might want him, she also indulges in all the dirty aspects of politics he considers to be wrong, including sabotage, espionage, manipulation and assassination. Some of those things he tells her not to do, but she doesn't listen. The rest, he just doesn't know about...
** That's doubtful, as he knew the type of woman he married, especially after meeting her parents. It's more of a contrived ignorance, as he is very aware of just how ruthless she can be. It's more that he knows better than to ''ask'' as he would probably not like the answer.

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* Perrin's loving girlfriend and wife Faile in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. Besides being a very jealous type and giving him a hard time over any woman she suspects might want him, she also indulges in all the dirty aspects of politics he considers to be wrong, including sabotage, espionage, manipulation and assassination. Some of those things he tells her not to do, but she doesn't listen. The rest, he just doesn't know about...
** That's doubtful, as he knew the type of woman he married, especially after meeting her parents. It's more of a contrived ignorance, as he is very aware of just how ruthless she can be. It's more that he knows better than to ''ask'' as he would probably
chooses not like the answer.to ask about or think about too closely.
3rd Apr '17 5:42:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''HunterXHunter'': [[spoiler:Pouf]] has recently become this to [[spoiler:the BigBad Chimera Ant King Meryem]]. After [[spoiler:Netero's suicide attack nearly killed Meryem and left him an amnesiac, Meryem forgot his MoralityPet Komugi along with his near HeelFaceTurn. A HeelFaceTurn that Pouf disliked]]. [[spoiler:Pouf]] is determined to kill [[spoiler:Komugi to keep said HeelFaceTurn from happening again]].

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* ''HunterXHunter'': ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': [[spoiler:Pouf]] has recently become this to [[spoiler:the BigBad Chimera Ant King Meryem]]. After [[spoiler:Netero's suicide attack nearly killed Meryem and left him an amnesiac, Meryem forgot his MoralityPet Komugi along with his near HeelFaceTurn. A HeelFaceTurn that Pouf disliked]]. [[spoiler:Pouf]] is determined to kill [[spoiler:Komugi to keep said HeelFaceTurn from happening again]].
8th Jan '17 3:08:59 PM nombretomado
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** Averted in the [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate universe]], where Cap fights the way a real soldier would.

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** Averted in the [[UltimateMarvel [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate universe]], where Cap fights the way a real soldier would.
30th Nov '16 5:14:21 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha A's'':

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha A's'':''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'':



* Takashi in [[Fanfic/DevaSeries the Deva Series]] is one to [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Hayate]], using underhanded means to protect her interests, including [[spoiler:killing the leaders of the Circles after finding out about their plan to nuke her school]].

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* Takashi in [[Fanfic/DevaSeries the Deva Series]] is one to [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Hayate]], using underhanded means to protect her interests, including [[spoiler:killing the leaders of the Circles after finding out about their plan to nuke her school]].
14th Nov '16 9:50:46 AM AdelePotter
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* In ''WebVideo/TheVeronicaExclusive'', Veronica's girlfriend Jane would do ''anything'' to make her happy, up to and including murder.
11th Nov '16 12:48:30 PM WildKatGirl
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* The woman in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWjXZlU3FPs these Verizon commercials]] will do anything to get the last cellphone, even, it seems, betray her friend. (The ads were pulled after an incident in New York City where someone actually ''was'' killed in an accident during Black Friday.)
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