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30th Jul '16 2:54:18 AM konekootome
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* ''[[FanFic/BlackkatsReverse Reverse]]'': Kakashi finds Kurama Uzumaki, a homeless but skilled ShellShockedVeteran presumably from the dead village Uzushio, who helped him rescue the daimyo’s daughter from bandits. Kakashi takes Kurama back to Konoha to reward him for his help and help him land back on his feet. Kurama ends up kidnapping Naruto, the young son of Kakashi’s late sensei. [[SubvertedTrope But Kurama]] is actually a PeggySue trying to rewrite the past who kidnapped Naruto because he couldn’t stand to see the child version of his OnlyFriend be [[AllOfOtherReindeer ignored, abused]] [[LockedOutOfTheLoop and ignorant of his heritage]].
29th Jul '16 1:32:01 PM morenohijazo
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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") and the FalseInnocenceTrick where a captured villain pretends to be harmless. 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, PrisonersDilemma, UngratefulBastard, HorribleJudgeOfCharacter. Compare PacifismBackfire (while this is "Hospitality Backfire") and the FalseInnocenceTrick where a captured villain pretends to be harmless. See also TheyWereHoldingYouBack for a common justification for how the viper is really "helping."
26th Jul '16 5:49:54 AM ManEFaces
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* Britain's policy of appeasement by prime mjinister UsefulNotes/NevilleChamberlain towards UsefulNotes/NaziGermany in the 1930s only emboldened them to annex more territory, culminating in the invasion of Poland.

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* Britain's policy of appeasement by prime mjinister minister UsefulNotes/NevilleChamberlain towards UsefulNotes/NaziGermany in the 1930s only emboldened them to annex more territory, culminating in the invasion of Poland.
26th Jul '16 5:49:44 AM ManEFaces
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26th Jul '16 5:49:21 AM ManEFaces
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* Britain's policy of appeasement by prime mjinister UsefulNotes/NevilleChamberlain towards UsefulNotes/NaziGermany in the 1930s only emboldened them to annex more territory, culminating in the invasion of Poland.
19th Jul '16 2:27:36 PM Andrzej
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' {{discusse|dTrope}}s and {{invoke|dTrope}}s this trope interestingly by proposing that, just like an evil nature simply doesn't go away, you can also count on a ''good'' person to do the right thing even when it's against their best interest. In ''Literature/SummerKnight'' the protagonist gets himself beholden to Queen Mab, the wicked ruler of the Winter Court of the Fae, and they agree to settle his debt by him performing three tasks for her, albeit while retaining the right to veto any one task on principle. After Mab gives him his first assignment and turns to leave, Harry incredulously asks her what makes her believe he will accept it and she tells him the story of the "Fox and Scorpion" and assures him "You will accept this case, wizard. It is what you are. It is your nature." By the end of the book, she's proved completely correct; after fulfilling his task, he discovers a much larger plot, one that any rational person would admit it's ''way'' above his weight class for him to get involved, but Harry -- [[ChronicHeroSyndrome being]] [[SpannerInTheWorks Harry]] -- couldn't help himself but go beyond what he was obligated to do and try to save the day. Just like [[MagnificentBitch Mab]] expected him to.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' {{discusse|dTrope}}s and {{invoke|dTrope}}s this trope interestingly by proposing that, just like an evil nature simply doesn't go away, you can also count on a ''good'' person to do the right thing even when it's against their best interest. In ''Literature/SummerKnight'' the protagonist gets himself beholden to Queen Mab, the wicked ruler of the Winter Court of the Fae, and they agree to settle his debt by him performing three tasks for her, albeit while retaining the right to veto any one task on principle. After Mab gives him his first assignment and turns to leave, Harry incredulously asks her what makes her believe he will accept it and she tells him the story of the "Fox and Scorpion" and assures him "You will accept this case, wizard. It is what you are. It is your nature." By the end of the book, she's proved completely correct; after in the process of fulfilling his task, he discovers a much larger plot, one that any rational person would admit it's ''way'' above his weight class for him to get involved, but Harry -- [[ChronicHeroSyndrome being]] [[SpannerInTheWorks Harry]] -- couldn't help himself but go beyond what he was obligated to do and try to save the day. Just like [[MagnificentBitch Mab]] expected him to.
14th Jul '16 7:43:56 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In one of Literature/AesopsFables, a wolf starts hanging around a shepherd's flock but doesn't seem to be causing any trouble and in fact helps manage the flock. The shepherd then makes the mistake of leaving the flock in the wolf's care, and you can guess how that works out. This is where we get the phrase "once a wolf, always a wolf."

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* In one of Literature/AesopsFables, addition to the TropeNamer, Creator/{{Aesop}} also told a fabke in which a wolf starts hanging around a shepherd's flock but doesn't seem to be causing any trouble and in fact helps manage the flock. The shepherd then makes the mistake of leaving the flock in the wolf's care, and you can guess how that works out. This is where we get the phrase "once a wolf, always a wolf."
14th Jul '16 7:41:52 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In one of Literature/AesopsFables, a wolf starts hanging around a shepherd's flock but doesn't seem to be causing any trouble and in fact helps manage the flock. The shepherd then makes the mistake of leaving the flock in the wolf's care, and you can guess how that works out. This is where we get the phrase "once a wolf, always a wolf."
4th Jul '16 2:04:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** This trope also applies to Chickenhound of ''Redwall,'' who is kindly taken in by the Abbeydwellers after they find him lying muddy, bloody, and unconscious in the middle of the road. He repays the gesture by stealing a bunch of random trinkets and [[spoiler: killing [[TheObiWan Methuselah]]]], although in his defense the latter was mostly an accident. About the only thing he ''does'' do that's him being nice to the Redwallers is tell them about [[spoiler: Cluny's plans to tunnel into the Abbey]], which turns out to be incredibly useful, but wasn't [[ItsPersonal entirely altruistic on his part]].

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** This trope also applies to Chickenhound of ''Redwall,'' who is kindly taken in by the Abbeydwellers after they find him lying muddy, bloody, and unconscious in the middle of the road. He repays the gesture by stealing a bunch of random trinkets and [[spoiler: killing [[TheObiWan Methuselah]]]], Methuselah]], although in his defense the latter was mostly an accident. About the only thing he ''does'' do that's him being nice to the Redwallers is tell them about [[spoiler: Cluny's plans to tunnel into the Abbey]], which turns out to be incredibly useful, but wasn't [[ItsPersonal entirely altruistic on his part]].
26th Jun '16 9:26:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' {{discusse|dTrope}}s and {{invoke|dTrope}}s this trope interestingly by proposing that, just like an evil nature simply doesn't go away, you can also count on a ''good'' person to do the right thing even when it's against their best interest. In ''SummerKnight'' the protagonist gets himself beholden to Queen Mab, the wicked ruler of the Winter Court of the Fae, and they agree to settle his debt by him performing three tasks for her, albeit while retaining the right to veto any one task on principle. After Mab gives him his first assignment and turns to leave, Harry incredulously asks her what makes her believe he will accept it and she tells him the story of the "Fox and Scorpion" and assures him "You will accept this case, wizard. It is what you are. It is your nature." By the end of the book, she's proved completely correct; after fulfilling his task, he discovers a much larger plot, one that any rational person would admit it's ''way'' above his weight class for him to get involved, but Harry -- [[ChronicHeroSyndrome being]] [[SpannerInTheWorks Harry]] -- couldn't help himself but go beyond what he was obligated to do and try to save the day. Just like [[MagnificentBitch Mab]] expected him to.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' {{discusse|dTrope}}s and {{invoke|dTrope}}s this trope interestingly by proposing that, just like an evil nature simply doesn't go away, you can also count on a ''good'' person to do the right thing even when it's against their best interest. In ''SummerKnight'' ''Literature/SummerKnight'' the protagonist gets himself beholden to Queen Mab, the wicked ruler of the Winter Court of the Fae, and they agree to settle his debt by him performing three tasks for her, albeit while retaining the right to veto any one task on principle. After Mab gives him his first assignment and turns to leave, Harry incredulously asks her what makes her believe he will accept it and she tells him the story of the "Fox and Scorpion" and assures him "You will accept this case, wizard. It is what you are. It is your nature." By the end of the book, she's proved completely correct; after fulfilling his task, he discovers a much larger plot, one that any rational person would admit it's ''way'' above his weight class for him to get involved, but Harry -- [[ChronicHeroSyndrome being]] [[SpannerInTheWorks Harry]] -- couldn't help himself but go beyond what he was obligated to do and try to save the day. Just like [[MagnificentBitch Mab]] expected him to.
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