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23rd Oct '17 6:17:04 PM kquinn0830
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** [[AllThereInTheManual Pottermore]] gave the Potter and Malfoy families each a feature article, detailing how they amassed their respective fortunes. Harry's ancestor, [[https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/the-potter-family Linfred Potter]], was the originator of many common household potions, and the article seems to [[ImpliedTrope imply]] that he tested the prototypes on his Muggle neighbors, or at the very least gave them samples of potions he had not yet perfected. The [[https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/the-malfoy-family Malfoy family]], on the other hand, made their fortune through investing in and developing real estate. Linfred Potter is portrayed as generous and kind for his actions[[note]]even though an imperfect potion could, and most likely would, kill someone, or cause severe health problems that Muggles back in Linfred's day would simply have to cope with[[/note]] while the Malfoys are condemned as lazy[[note]]despite the fact that real estate development is a rather risky business, and a mistake on the Malfoys' part would harm primarily their own family's finances and reputation, rather than endangering the lives of innocents[[/note]].
20th Oct '17 6:40:34 PM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/PennZeroPartTimeHero'': In "My Mischievous Son", Penn zaps in a world as a family man who must convince his boss to give him a promotion and Rippen zaps in as Penn's mischievous son who tries to convince Penn's boss to reassign him to Antarctica instead. When said boss shows up, he states there's another character wanting the promotion and, no matter what, the one who doesn't get the promotion will be ReassignedToAntarctica. The viewers aren't explained why Penn's character must be the one to get the promotion.
12th Oct '17 5:57:34 AM Gore17
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*** [spoiler:However, Taylor herself was never aware of all that and when partially informed, unaware one of her teammates had orchestrated it, felt bad over it. And even later near the end, it's revealed even the one who had secretly orchestrated it had second thoughts, feeling he had gone to far.]]
11th Oct '17 6:07:34 AM NotHereToCauseAnyTrouble
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* In ''Series/{{Bull}}'', [[TheAce the titular character]] has a plethora of idiosyncratic hobbies and characteristics (and he is naturally excellent at all of them), with the most over-the-top example being that his apartment is a minimalist design with barely any furniture but ''does'' contain a rock climbing course. Bull also seems to have at some point dated and/or flirted with every single appropriately-aged female character in the entire show, and has, for instance, allowed the opposing counsel in a case he was defending to get him senseless drunk while her cohorts were breaking into his office and stealing all his data. All of this is framed in a positive light: we are all clearly supposed to be awed by Bull, and how awesome he is at everything, and how savvy he is with the ladies, even if that one lady got the better of him that one time. Compare to poor honest Benny, who lacks the "oh my god isn't he cool, don't you just want to worship him" halo the writers seem so keen to attach to Bull. When Benny gets romantically involved with a client that one single time, Bull coldly dismisses it with "ah, so you do have a type", it is portrayed as a major slip of judgment, and many episodes later Bull is still chastising Benny for being "off his game", that something was clearly wrong with him, and that this romance was merely "the symptom" of something larger being wrong with Benny. When Benny takes to riding a motorcycle and insists that he is "back in the game" Bull coldly says "it looks like a mid-life crisis to me", and later "I don't think you ''are'' back in the game, we'll call you when we have to represent a biker gang". This is a Bull zone, and only Bull gets to be unprofessional-but-in-a-good-way and cooler-than-thou.
10th Oct '17 11:36:16 PM MeaJae97
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'' heavily relies on this. The villain is treated as a despicable control freak. Meanwhile, the film glosses over everything bad that Gene does, who doesn't even offer an apology. Gene leaves Akiko Glitter to die with the trolls, can't hold a face without panicking, feels entitled to fall in love with Jailbreak and his adventure actually accelerates Alex's decision to erase all the phone data.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'' heavily relies on this. The villain is treated as a despicable control freak.freak despite the dangers posed by an emoji making more than one face. Meanwhile, the film glosses over everything bad that Gene does, who doesn't even offer an apology. Gene leaves Akiko Glitter to die with the trolls, can't hold a face without panicking, feels entitled to fall in love with Jailbreak and his adventure actually accelerates Alex's decision to erase all the phone data.
10th Oct '17 2:09:11 PM MeaJae97
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'' heavily relies on this. The villain is treated as a despicable control freak. Meanwhile, the film glosses over everything bad that Gene does, who doesn't even offer an apology. Gene leaves Akiko Glitter to die with the trolls, can't hold a face without panicking, feels entitled to fall in love with Jailbreak and his adventure actually accelerates Alex's decision to erase all the phone data.
6th Oct '17 11:23:59 AM Beacon80
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** Also the source of the Trope Quote. Elan is happy that Roy and Belkar are safe over the literally dozens of dead guards, and Tarquin's only qualm is that they're expensive to replace.

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** Also the source of the Trope Quote. Elan is happy that Roy Enor and Belkar Ganji (who are antagonists) are safe over the literally dozens of dead guards, and Tarquin's only qualm is that they're expensive to replace.
6th Oct '17 4:34:51 AM TastySauce
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* In ''Manga/ShoukokuNoAltair'' after repelling the invasion of the TheEmpire, the protagonists decide that the next best course of action is invading and conquering said empire's homeland, mostly by force, and turning TheAlliance they built against the empire, into its own empire, centered around Turkiye. They also unilaterally decide that the Empire [[ItIsBeyondSaving can't]] be reformed for the better, and that the only solution is to destroy it.
** Also, despite making a big deal about the empire's violence, and cruelty, they are remarkably content when the same is done to people from the empire.

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* In ''Manga/ShoukokuNoAltair'' ''Manga/ShoukokuNoAltair'', after repelling the invasion of the TheEmpire, the protagonists decide that the next best course of action is invading and conquering said empire's Empire's homeland, mostly by force, and turning TheAlliance they built against the empire, Empire, into its own empire, centered around Turkiye.Türkiye. They also unilaterally decide that the Empire [[ItIsBeyondSaving can't]] be reformed for the better, and that the only solution is to destroy it.
** Also, despite making a big deal about the empire's violence, Empire's violence and cruelty, they are remarkably content when the same is done to people from the empire.Empire.
3rd Oct '17 10:03:01 PM Psychadelico
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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'': MegaCorp basically rules the entire Bogon galaxy. It's products tend to malfunction, often explosively. It runs [[BreadAndCircuses gladiator tournaments]] on public television. They've [[HostileTerraforming hostile terraformed]] at least one planet so that it would be easier to mine it using slave labor. Are they the villains? No, they're the ones who ''hired'' Ratchet! Even once the dust settles and all the plot twists have resolved themselves, the company gets off [[KarmaHoudini scott free]] (unless you count all the bolts [[DestructiveSavior Ratchet]] [[RewardingVandalism must have cost them]]).
28th Sep '17 3:50:13 PM SinDustries
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* This is a main focus of the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'', especially ''VideoGame/{{Persona4}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona5}}''. Any troubles encountered by the protagonist, the party, or the social links/confidants will be solved either through talking it out or, if someone stands in their way, through combat. Even sidequests that appear to have no or only ephemeral connection to the story matter to them because the protagonist heard about it somehow. This is especially notable for the protagonist in ''Persona 5,'' as the party's cause is to shed light on corruption of ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections or [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney money]] variety, but only corruption that personally affects them is ever shown, and stakes ratchet up [[spoiler: to include the whole of Japan]] over the course of the game, but only the people with personal connections to him see their concerns addressed in any specific way.

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* This is a main focus of the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'', Persona]]'' franchise, especially ''VideoGame/{{Persona4}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona5}}''. Any troubles encountered by the protagonist, the party, or the social links/confidants will be solved either through talking it out or, if someone stands in their way, through combat. Even sidequests that appear to have no or only ephemeral connection to the story matter to them because the protagonist heard about it somehow. This is especially notable for the protagonist in ''Persona 5,'' as the party's cause is to shed light on corruption of ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections or [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney money]] variety, but only corruption that personally affects them is ever shown, and stakes ratchet up [[spoiler: to include the whole of Japan]] over the course of the game, but only the people with personal connections to him see their concerns addressed in any specific way.
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