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17th Nov '16 7:26:23 PM Eddy1215
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This results from someone holding a grudge that they refuse to let go of. Unfortunately, [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass this can make out someone who has a rightful reason to be angry into a cruel person if the apologizing party is sincerely guilty for their actions.]] [[JerkassHasAPoint On the other hand, it may not take away much,]] if any sympathy at all if the person whose apologizing has [[ThisIsUnforgivable committed wicked deeds that were too numerous ]][[MoralEventHorizon or too horrible to deserve forgiveness,]] and in extreme cases can even make the ''apologizer'' look like a total selfish, jerk for thinking one sorry is enough to make up for a lifetime of atrocities.

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This results from someone holding a grudge that they refuse to let go of. Unfortunately, [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass this can make out someone who has a rightful reason to be angry into a cruel person if the apologizing party is sincerely guilty for their actions.]] [[JerkassHasAPoint On the other hand, it may not take away much,]] if any sympathy at all if the person whose apologizing has [[ThisIsUnforgivable committed wicked deeds that were too numerous ]][[MoralEventHorizon numerous]] [[MoralEventHorizon or too horrible to deserve forgiveness,]] and in extreme cases can even make the ''apologizer'' look like a total selfish, total, selfish jerk for thinking one sorry is enough to make up for a lifetime of atrocities.
17th Nov '16 4:31:35 PM plcthecd
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This results from someone holding a grudge that they refuse to let go of. Unfortunately, [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass this can make out someone who has a rightful reason to be angry into a cruel person if the apologizing party is sincerely guilty for their actions.]] [[JerkassHasAPoint On the other hand, it may not take away much,]] if any sympathy at all if the person whose apologizing has [[ThisIsUnforgivable committed wicked deeds that were too numerous ]][[MoralEventHorizon or too horrible to deserve forgiveness,]] and in extreme cases can even make the ''apologizer'' look like a total jerk for thinking one sorry is enough to make up for a lifetime of atrocities.

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This results from someone holding a grudge that they refuse to let go of. Unfortunately, [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass this can make out someone who has a rightful reason to be angry into a cruel person if the apologizing party is sincerely guilty for their actions.]] [[JerkassHasAPoint On the other hand, it may not take away much,]] if any sympathy at all if the person whose apologizing has [[ThisIsUnforgivable committed wicked deeds that were too numerous ]][[MoralEventHorizon or too horrible to deserve forgiveness,]] and in extreme cases can even make the ''apologizer'' look like a total selfish, jerk for thinking one sorry is enough to make up for a lifetime of atrocities.
4th Nov '16 6:03:49 PM plcthecd
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Bob did something terrible to Alice. He feels guilty, so he gives her a sincere apology. However, Alice won't have it. She doesn't care about the apology. Whether Bob's [[ThisIsUnforgivable actions were]] [[MoralEventHorizon that bad]] or Alice is just a plain {{Jerkass}}, she refuses to forgive him.

This results from someone holding a grudge that they refuse to let go of. Unfortunately, [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass this can make out someone who has a rightful reason to be angry into a cruel person if the apologizing party is sincerely guilty for their actions.]] On the other hand, it may not take away much, if any sympathy at all if the person whose apologizing has committed wicked deeds that were too numerous or too horrible to deserve forgiveness, and in extreme cases can even make the ''apologizer'' look like a total jerk for thinking one sorry is enough to make up for a lifetime of atrocities.

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Bob did something terrible to Alice. He feels guilty, so he gives her a sincere apology. However, Alice won't have it. She doesn't care about the apology. Whether Bob's [[ThisIsUnforgivable actions were]] [[MoralEventHorizon that bad]] or Alice is just a plain {{Jerkass}}, {{Jerkass}} who holds grudges, she refuses to forgive him.

This results from someone holding a grudge that they refuse to let go of. Unfortunately, [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass this can make out someone who has a rightful reason to be angry into a cruel person if the apologizing party is sincerely guilty for their actions.]] [[JerkassHasAPoint On the other hand, it may not take away much, much,]] if any sympathy at all if the person whose apologizing has [[ThisIsUnforgivable committed wicked deeds that were too numerous ]][[MoralEventHorizon or too horrible to deserve forgiveness, forgiveness,]] and in extreme cases can even make the ''apologizer'' look like a total jerk for thinking one sorry is enough to make up for a lifetime of atrocities.
4th Nov '16 2:46:50 AM skarl
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** According to every form of Christianity and Islam, there is no ministry in hell. It's too late to repent your sins and accept the love of Jesus or God into your heart once you're dead.

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** According to almost every form of Christianity and Islam, there is no ministry in hell. It's too late to repent your sins and accept the love of Jesus or God into your heart once you're dead.
18th Oct '16 7:13:03 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Friends}}'' episode "The One With The Baby Shower", Monica forgets to invite Rachel's mother to Rachel's baby shower, and spends the whole episode desperately trying to have her apology accepted.

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* In the ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode "The One With The Baby Shower", Monica forgets to invite Rachel's mother to Rachel's baby shower, and spends the whole episode desperately trying to have her apology accepted.
8th Oct '16 3:10:17 PM TheNewBig
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* In the graphic novel Kelly Green 1 ''The Go Between'' by Leonard Starr and Stan Drake, Kelly is kneeling beside the dying body of her husband's killer [[spoiler: It was Dan Green's partner, Angie]] who ask her to forgive him. She asked him does he believe in God. He says yes. She reply then he can go to hell and stand up and walked away.
* Oddly enough, {{Spider Man}}'s Aunt May was unwilling to forgive the Vulture when he pleaded for forgiveness for killing her boyfriend Nathan Lubinski. (He was dying, and sought to tie up lose ends.) His first attempt ended with her slapping him and ordering him to leave (he did, but not for long). When it was clear that his remorse was heavily tainted with hypocrisy (he had also committed several murders as part of tying up "the lose ends") Spidey beat him to a pulp, dragged him back to May's house, and ''made'' him apologize for everything he did. May still didn't accept it. She calmed down later and visited him in jail, and while she claimed that she understood a little, she couldn't forgive, saying it was "Between you, and God". [[AesopAmnesia (Unfortunately, future stories showed it was lost on him.)]]

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* In the graphic novel Kelly Green 1 ''The Go Between'' by Leonard Starr and Stan Drake, Kelly is kneeling beside the dying body of her husband's killer [[spoiler: It was Dan Green's partner, Angie]] who ask her to forgive him. She asked him does he believe in God. He says yes. She reply then replies that he can go to hell and stand up in that case and walked away.
* Oddly enough, A pretty realistic example with {{Spider Man}}'s Aunt May was at first unwilling to forgive the Vulture when he pleaded for forgiveness for killing her boyfriend Nathan Lubinski. (He was dying, and sought to tie up lose ends.) His first attempt ended with her slapping him and ordering him to leave (he did, but not for long). When it was clear that his remorse was heavily tainted with hypocrisy (he had also committed several murders as part of tying up "the lose ends") Spidey beat him to a pulp, dragged him back to May's house, and ''made'' him apologize for everything he did. May still didn't accept it. She calmed down later dealt with her inner pain eventually, and visited him in jail, and while where she claimed stated that she understood a little, wasn't unwilling to understandd, she couldn't forgive, bring herself forgive him, simply saying it was "Between you, between him and God".God. [[AesopAmnesia (Unfortunately, future stories showed it was lost on him.)]]



* In ''Film/PitchPerfect'', Beca, the protagonist, goes all the way up to her love interest to apologize for being a {{Jerkass}} earlier. The love interest, curiously, doesn't accept or even appear to want one, instead pointing out her flaws in driving people away.

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* In ''Film/PitchPerfect'', Beca, the protagonist, goes all the way up to her love interest to apologize for being a {{Jerkass}} earlier. The love interest, curiously, interest doesn't accept or even appear to want one, instead pointing out her flaws in driving people away.



* Norman Osborn in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' has this as his catchphrase. "Don't apologize. I never do."

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* Norman Osborn in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' has a variation of this as his catchphrase. "Don't apologize. I never do."" It's not him rejecting it, but rather saying no one should have any ''need'' to apologize in the first place. He's kind of an asshole like that.
8th Oct '16 3:03:00 PM TheNewBig
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This results from someone holding a grudge that they refuse to let go of. Unfortunately, [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass this can make out someone who has a rightful reason to be angry into a cruel person if the apologizing party is sincerely guilty for their actions.]]

The opposite of RedemptionRejection, where the one who did wrong is offered a chance to be forgiven, but he turns it down. A super trope of ReformedButRejected. An extreme version of this trope is HeelFaceDoorSlam, which happens if rejecting an apology also involves killing the offender. Contrast EasilyForgiven, where it's a character forgiving those who don't apologize for their actions. If the character does accept their apology, but is still upset by their actions, then it's ForgivenButNotForgotten. Contrast TheUnapologetic, where a character refuses to apologize. See NoSympathyForGrudgeholders where this is the fitting response to the character's lack of forgiveness. This can often be part of the TheReasonYouSuckSpeech if the rejection is extremely harsh. In a rare occurrence, sometimes the rejected apology was [[OrderedApology coerced by outside parties]]. In the event of this, the one apologizing is shown as more sympathetic due to receiving harsh treatment from both sides and the rejector is portrayed as even more jerkish and completely unreasonable. In more extreme cases, the rejecter might even turned down the apology while on their deathbed to deliberate leave the one apologizing with PartingWordsRegret.

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This results from someone holding a grudge that they refuse to let go of. Unfortunately, [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass this can make out someone who has a rightful reason to be angry into a cruel person if the apologizing party is sincerely guilty for their actions.]]

]] On the other hand, it may not take away much, if any sympathy at all if the person whose apologizing has committed wicked deeds that were too numerous or too horrible to deserve forgiveness, and in extreme cases can even make the ''apologizer'' look like a total jerk for thinking one sorry is enough to make up for a lifetime of atrocities.

The opposite of RedemptionRejection, where the one who did wrong is offered a chance to be forgiven, but he turns it down. A super trope of ReformedButRejected. An extreme version of this trope is HeelFaceDoorSlam, which happens if rejecting an apology also involves killing the offender. Contrast EasilyForgiven, where it's a character forgiving those who don't apologize for their actions. If the character does accept their apology, but is still upset by their actions, then it's ForgivenButNotForgotten. Contrast TheUnapologetic, where a character refuses to apologize. See NoSympathyForGrudgeholders where this is the may or may ''not'' be a fitting response to the character's lack of forgiveness. This can often be part of the TheReasonYouSuckSpeech if the rejection is extremely harsh. In a rare occurrence, sometimes the rejected apology was [[OrderedApology coerced by outside parties]]. In the event of this, the one apologizing is shown as more sympathetic due to receiving harsh treatment from both sides and the rejector is portrayed as even more jerkish and completely unreasonable.unreasonable, however fair that may be. In more extreme cases, the rejecter might even turned down the apology while on their deathbed to deliberate leave the one apologizing with PartingWordsRegret.



* ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'': In issue 10, Loki finally confessed and tried to apologise for what they did in ''Comicbook/JourneyIntoMystery'' [[spoiler:(murdered and body-snatched their own child self)]], and Thor perfectly understandably snapped. Rejected is putting it mildly, beaten to an inch of their life more like it. Most heartbreakingly: Loki actually ''meant it'', and didn't fight back at all.

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* ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'': In issue 10, Loki finally confessed and tried to apologise for what they did in ''Comicbook/JourneyIntoMystery'' [[spoiler:(murdered and body-snatched their own child self)]], and Thor perfectly understandably snapped. Rejected is putting it mildly, beaten to an inch of their life more like it. Most heartbreakingly: Loki actually ''meant it'', snapped, and didn't barely restrained himself from killing him. Tragically, Loki, not only meant it, but knew that he deserved every bit of what he got, not lifting a finger to fight back at all.back.
19th Aug '16 11:51:47 PM krepta999
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* Averted in ''Film/VForVendetta'', where V's last victim is actually sorry for everything she has done to him. She expects him to use this trope, but he tells her it is never too late to apologize and stays by her side until she dies.

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* Averted in ''Film/VForVendetta'', where V's last victim is actually sorry for everything she has done to him. She expects him to use this trope, but he tells her it is never too late to apologize and stays by gives her side until she dies.a painless death.
16th Aug '16 4:53:44 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVistimsUnit'', a couple sues their dead daughter's lesbian partner for custody of their granddaughter because they think she sexualy abused her. When she's proven innocent, and it's found out they were pawns in the homophobic prosecutor's scheme to discredit homosexuals, they apologize for misjudging her. However, she refuses to forgive them, and she forbids them from seeing their granddaughter ever again.

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* In an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVistimsUnit'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', a couple sues their dead daughter's lesbian partner for custody of their granddaughter because they think she sexualy abused her. When she's proven innocent, and it's found out they were pawns in the homophobic prosecutor's scheme to discredit homosexuals, they apologize for misjudging her. However, she refuses to forgive them, and she forbids them from seeing their granddaughter ever again.
16th Aug '16 4:53:31 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVistimsUnit'', a couple sues their dead daughter's lesbian partner for custody of their granddaughter because they think she sexualy abused her. When she's proven innocent, and it's found out they were pawns in the homophobic prosecutor's scheme to discredit homosexuals, they apologize for misjudging her. However, she refuses to forgive them, and she forbids them from seeing their granddaughter ever again.
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