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29th Apr '16 4:37:16 PM R.G.
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* In [[Creator/FrankMiller Frank Miller's]] ''ComicBook/HolyTerror'', Amina is a Muslim exchange student who is shown kindness by a young person named Jaye, who invites her to a party. Amina turns out to be an Islamic terrorist and suicide bomber.
23rd Apr '16 4:25:57 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction'': Upon discovering his heritage as a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Cragmite]], [[BigBad Emperor Tachyon]] immediately got to work on wiping out the entire Lombax race (the ones who ''raised him from a hatchling'', in spite of what he was) and coercing the Drophyds into helping him take over the galaxy and bring about the return of said Cragmites. Ratchet rightfully [[LampshadeHanging calls him on it]]:
-->'''Ratchet''': The Lombaxes ''raised'' you! How could you do this to them?
9th Apr '16 1:52:10 PM NaraNumas
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', on a No Mercy route, this can be applied to anyone who tries to show you kindness. Perhaps most notable is Toriel, who invites you into your home and treats you with love... only for you to [[spoiler: murder her and all the inhabitants of the Ruins.]]


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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', on a No Mercy route, this can be applied to anyone who tries to show you kindness. Perhaps most notable is Toriel, who invites you into your home and treats you with love... only for you to [[spoiler: murder her and all the inhabitants of the Ruins. There was also an example of this in the backstory with Asriel and the Fallen Child. How much of it was genuine malice is ambiguous, but they tried to convince Asriel to murder humans and restart the war against humanity despite having (apparently) found happiness as Toriel and Asgore's adopted child, the end result being the death of both of them.]]
9th Apr '16 3:54:34 AM ACW
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This FamilyUnfriendlyAesop is much like CuriosityIsACrapshoot: a display of [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]], [[PowerOfTrust trust]], and [[ThePowerOfLove love]] won't always bring about [[LoveRedeems redemption]]; sometimes [[CompleteMonster a bad person is simply bad]], and he won't stop being that way just because you were kind to him--in fact, he or she may very well betray you in any number of fashions, [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished repaying the good turn you've done for them with evil]]. It's in the nature of a snake to bite, after all.

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This FamilyUnfriendlyAesop is much like CuriosityIsACrapshoot: a display of [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]], [[PowerOfTrust trust]], and [[ThePowerOfLove love]] won't always bring about [[LoveRedeems redemption]]; sometimes [[CompleteMonster a bad person is simply bad]], bad, and he won't stop being that way just because you were kind to him--in fact, he or she may very well betray you in any number of fashions, [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished repaying the good turn you've done for them with evil]]. It's in the nature of a snake to bite, after all.
6th Apr '16 10:54:59 AM PRH
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This FamilyUnfriendlyAesop is much like CuriosityIsACrapshoot: a display of [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]], [[PowerOfTrust trust]], and [[ThePowerOfLove love]] won't always bring about [[LoveRedeems redemption]]; sometimes a bad person is simply bad, and he won't stop being that way just because you were kind to him--in fact, he or she may very well betray you in any number of fashions, [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished repaying the good turn you've done for them with evil]]. It's in the nature of a snake to bite, after all.

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This FamilyUnfriendlyAesop is much like CuriosityIsACrapshoot: a display of [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]], [[PowerOfTrust trust]], and [[ThePowerOfLove love]] won't always bring about [[LoveRedeems redemption]]; sometimes [[CompleteMonster a bad person is simply bad, bad]], and he won't stop being that way just because you were kind to him--in fact, he or she may very well betray you in any number of fashions, [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished repaying the good turn you've done for them with evil]]. It's in the nature of a snake to bite, after all.
4th Apr '16 10:16:23 AM CerotechOmega
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* This trope is debated in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire3'' in regards to the Nue. While Bunyan tasks Rei with killing it, Ryu and Teepo catch up and lend a hand, only for the trio to find it clutching a cave behind it in its death throes; looking inside reveals that it had cubs, all of whom are also dead. The resulting debate shows that Bunyan is fully aware of this trope, and expects the Nue cubs to do the same thing all over again next time if they were alive.
-->'''Rei''': Hold on! This thing was attacking the village just so it could feed its cubs... and you had us kill her?!\\
'''Bunyan''': If you knew that it had cubs... would you have let it live?
1st Apr '16 2:47:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheDevilsCarnival'', which overtly bases chapters of the story on AesopsFables, uses the Scorpion and the Frog story in several ways. First, one of the female leads dies during a fight with her abusive boyfriend. Once in Hell, she comes across a hoodlum locked in jail, and kindly returns his knife so he can use it to pick the lock and get free. Once freed he convinces her to take part in his "knife throwing act", where he sings a song mocking her before throwing a dagger into her heart. Finally the story is summarized in a second, innuendo-heavy song about a trusting young frog falling for the "prick" of a scorpion's tail.

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* ''Film/TheDevilsCarnival'', which overtly bases chapters of the story on AesopsFables, Literature/AesopsFables, uses the Scorpion and the Frog story in several ways. First, one of the female leads dies during a fight with her abusive boyfriend. Once in Hell, she comes across a hoodlum locked in jail, and kindly returns his knife so he can use it to pick the lock and get free. Once freed he convinces her to take part in his "knife throwing act", where he sings a song mocking her before throwing a dagger into her heart. Finally the story is summarized in a second, innuendo-heavy song about a trusting young frog falling for the "prick" of a scorpion's tail.
29th Mar '16 9:03:04 PM bobwolf
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Officer Judy Hopps stands up for Nick Wilde against a discriminatory store owner that refuses to serve foxes. When he claims to have forgotten his wallet, he uses his "son" to tug at Judy's heartstrings enough for her to purchase the popsicle while assuring his "son" that he shouldn't allow prejudice to stop him. When she discovers that Nick is running a barely legal con off the popsicle with a fake child and confronts him, he mocks her by pointing out that he's a fox so of course he's a conman, and that neither of them can avoid their roles in society. [[spoiler: It's ultimately subverted when Nick straightens up and joins the police force.]]
12th Mar '16 1:36:30 AM lamoxlamae
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Inverse of GoodSamaritan and AndroclesLion. See also BefriendingTheEnemy, NaiveAnimalLover, SaveTheVillain, TakingYouWithMe, TakeMyHand, Prisoner's Dilemma, UngratefulBastard, HorribleJudgeOfCharacter. Compare PacifismBackfire (while this is "Hospitality Backfire"). See also TheyWereHoldingYouBack for a common justification for how the viper is really "helping."

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Inverse of GoodSamaritan and AndroclesLion. See also BefriendingTheEnemy, NaiveAnimalLover, SaveTheVillain, TakingYouWithMe, TakeMyHand, Prisoner's Dilemma, UngratefulBastard, HorribleJudgeOfCharacter. Compare PacifismBackfire (while this is "Hospitality Backfire"). Backfire") and the FalseInnocenceTrick where a captured evil pretends to be harmless. See also TheyWereHoldingYouBack for a common justification for how the viper is really "helping."
11th Mar '16 12:01:02 PM FF32
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* A variation: 'VideoGame/'KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', Jolee Bindo, having lived as a hermit on Kashyyyk for twenty years, helps the player character out and then follows you offworld. For a good while he claims that his reasoning is that he'd finally gotten sick of the planet, he wanted to see the stars again. But as he gets to know you he tells you a parable about a young man who one day finds a snake in his village. He follows the snake, helping it away from the village and into a great desert. Without food or water to be seen, the snake bites the young man. The snake then asked why the man followed him, and the man replies; "Did I follow you? I thought I was leading you away from everyone else!" Considering that the player character is [[spoiler:Darth Revan]], that parable might or might not apply to you. At any rate, this particular snake can choose whether or not to bite.

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* A variation: 'VideoGame/'KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', Jolee Bindo, having lived as a hermit on Kashyyyk for twenty years, helps the player character out and then follows you offworld. For a good while he claims that his reasoning is that he'd finally gotten sick of the planet, he wanted to see the stars again. But as he gets to know you he tells you a parable about a young man who one day finds a snake in his village. He follows the snake, helping it away from the village and into a great desert. Without food or water to be seen, the snake bites the young man. The snake then asked why the man followed him, and the man replies; "Did I follow you? I thought I was leading you away from everyone else!" Considering that the player character is [[spoiler:Darth Revan]], that parable might or might not apply to you. At any rate, this particular snake can choose whether or not to bite.
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