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13th Jul '16 12:47:25 PM book
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*** Scrooge had previously gotten this treatment after winning the battle for the Anaconda copper mine. Upon returning to town he is reviled by those he previously counted as friends. Howard Rockerduck informs him that this is what happens when you get rich.
11th Jul '16 5:32:43 AM chc232323
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* The origin of this trope may be that humans have a great sense for when outcomes are unequal, which doesn't mean the outcome is unfair. This is coupled with a sense of indignation when we're on the short end of the stick.
** In one of the early experiments on game theory at RAND, two scientists were asked to play an iterated prisoner's dilemma game against "the bank" (ie: they could simply win money from a third party). However, the pay-off matrix was purposefully imbalanced so the best player A could do was win a sum ($5 USD, which went a lot further back then) by allowing player B to win twice as much. Rather than maximize his own profits by cooperating, he kept tanking them both because he felt the game was unfair, defecting about 30% of the time. Player A really has no reason to screw player B, since a third party made up the game and recruited them to play it.
** In another experiment, two participants play a game called Ultimatum. They flip a coin, and both are offered a sum of money by a third party. The winner of the coin flip can offer any amount to the loser, but the loser of the flip must approve the deal or neither gets any money. It's rational for the loser to accept any deal that gives them something, but a deal usually can't get much worse than 60-40 before most participants wind up rejecting it. Most players who win the coin toss also intuit this, and while they take a majority of the money, they give a substantial portion to the loser. Contrast this with Dictator, where the winner simply divides the money and keeps as much as they want, while the loser has no choice in the matter. The Dictator rarely gives away much of their windfall.
10th Jul '16 9:19:32 PM WickedIcon
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* Among the criticisms leveled at Music/MyChemicalRomance's ''Music/TheBlackParade'' was that MCR was attempting to rise above their station with this album, as it was apparently ''TOO GOOD''.
9th Jul '16 11:48:38 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderAgito''[='s=] antagonists, the Overlords, see themselves as humanity's shepherds and want to protect them from outside threats (like the [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Grongi]], [[AllThereInTheManual according to the backstory]]). However, also try to kill any humans who develop the Seed of Agito, under the logic of "We're protecting you, so you don't need to be exceptional."
4th Jul '16 2:55:34 PM Gamermaster
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* In WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}, Ruby got chosen as the leader of Team RWBY. This greatly upsets [[AcademicAlphaBitch Weiss]], who in class next day tries to talk one of the teachers into making her the leader and demoting Ruby. Said teacher called out on her spoiled brat attitude and told to be [[AnAesop the best member a leader could ever have]] instead. [[DefrostingIceQueen She takes this lecture to heart]] and apologizes to Ruby later that night.

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* In WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}, ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Ruby got chosen as the leader of Team RWBY. This greatly upsets [[AcademicAlphaBitch Weiss]], who in class next day tries to talk one of the teachers into making her the leader and demoting Ruby. Said teacher called out on her spoiled brat attitude and told to be [[AnAesop the best member a leader could ever have]] instead. [[DefrostingIceQueen She takes this lecture to heart]] and apologizes to Ruby later that night.
29th Jun '16 5:28:42 PM nombretomado
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* In ''HuckleberryFinn,'' Huck's father (a slovenly, abusive, and neglectful drunkard) is absolutely enraged by the fact that Huck is getting an education and a chance at a decent shot in life, because he thinks that now Huck is going to think he's above his dad.

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* In ''HuckleberryFinn,'' ''Literature/HuckleberryFinn,'' Huck's father (a slovenly, abusive, and neglectful drunkard) is absolutely enraged by the fact that Huck is getting an education and a chance at a decent shot in life, because he thinks that now Huck is going to think he's above his dad.
24th Jun '16 11:23:59 PM Creydon
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* Used as a threat in "The Night We Called It A Day." Bob Hawke (portrayed by David Field) educated Frank Sinatra (Dennis Hopper) about Australian customs with the phrase "You are what we call a 'tall poppy'. We have a way of dealing with tall poppies in this country: we cut their heads off."
17th Jun '16 7:13:22 PM TheCuza
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* In the ''Dead Money'' [[DownloadableContent DLC]] of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the reason Dean Domino tried to ruin Frederick Sinclair is because he was happier and more successful than him. Depending on how the player treats him (IE, one-upping or antagonize him), he'll develop similar feelings towards them as well.

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* In the ''Dead Money'' [[DownloadableContent DLC]] of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the reason Dean Domino tried to ruin Frederick Sinclair is because he was happier and more successful than him. Depending on how the player treats him, which Dean interpreted as Sinclair showing off and thinking he was better than everyone else. If you pass any of Dean's skill checks (showing that you are indeed better than him (IE, one-upping or antagonize him), at said skill) and don't kiss his ass at every opportunity, he'll develop similar feelings towards them you as well.well and turn on you, requiring you to kill him in order to proceed. If he doesn't betray you and therefore survives the DLC, he'll learn about the final fates of Sinclair and his love interest Vera Keyes, and [[HeelRealization feel a bit sad]] [[EvilCannotComprehendGood for some strange reason he cannot identify]], [[IgnoredEpiphany so he puts it out of his mind and decides to head to New Vegas]].
7th Jun '16 3:09:52 PM DVB
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** The season 6 premiere adds a layer of irony to the whole mess [[spoiler:with TheReveal that her former best friend is actually an IneptMage (though his ''knowledge'' of magic arguably surpasses even Twilight's) and that one of the reasons he never contacted her again was because he was too ashamed to tell her the truth.]]

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** The season 6 premiere adds a layer of irony to the whole mess [[spoiler:with TheReveal that her former best friend is actually an IneptMage (though his ''knowledge'' of magic (at least in regards to the actual spellcrafting. In regards to magical theory and knowledge, he arguably surpasses even Twilight's) ''Twilight's'') and that one of the reasons he never contacted her again was because he was too ashamed to tell her the truth.]]
26th May '16 2:57:36 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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