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23rd May '16 7:52:47 AM 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 ''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.
21st May '16 8:58:51 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': In the pilot episode, after he accidentally shoots Kaylee, Lawrence Dobson is protected from Mal and Jayne's retribution by [[BadassPreacher Shepherd Book]]. When Dobson makes his escape, the very first thing he does is attack Shepherd Book and beat him unconscious in a fit of rage.



* in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'', [[spoiler:General Azimuth's trust in a young Cragmite]] is the reason Ratchet is the last Lombax in the universe.
12th May '16 1:33:02 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': In the season 3 episode "Offspring," Angel's sire/ex-lover Darla shows up at the hotel, [[MonsterIsAMommy visibly pregnant]]. Seeing Darla's pain over her pregnancy, Cordelia throws Angel out of her room and tries to comfort her, to which Darla responds by [[PuttingAHandOverHisMouth covering Cordelia's mouth]] so she can't scream and biting her neck. Cordelia is only saved by Angel making a ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind. After Darla's escape, Cordelia apologizes to Angel, remarking that she let Darla's condition cloud her better judgment and forgot that pregnant or not, Darla is ''still'' a dangerous vampire.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': In the season 3 episode "Offspring," Angel's sire/ex-lover Darla shows up at the hotel, [[MonsterIsAMommy visibly pregnant]]. Seeing Darla's pain over her pregnancy, Cordelia throws Angel out of her room and tries to comfort her, to which Darla responds by [[PuttingAHandOverHisMouth [[HandGagging covering Cordelia's mouth]] so she can't scream and biting her neck. Cordelia is only saved by Angel making a ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind. After Darla's escape, Cordelia apologizes to Angel, remarking that she let Darla's condition cloud her better judgment and forgot that pregnant or not, Darla is ''still'' a dangerous vampire.
11th May '16 5:35:38 AM Piando
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing'': Mufasa learns the hard way that being nice to an ObviouslyEvil sibling, who was scheming right behind his back, isn't going to change his heart. And not even entirely behind his back. Scar all but announces on the day of Simba's presentation that he hates the new cub, wants the throne, that Mufasa should beware of him, and that he won't attempt to seize it by challenging him directly.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing'': ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Mufasa learns the hard way that being nice to an ObviouslyEvil sibling, who was scheming right behind his back, isn't going to change his heart. And not even entirely behind his back. Scar all but announces on the day of Simba's presentation that he hates the new cub, wants the throne, that Mufasa should beware of him, and that he won't attempt to seize it by challenging him directly.
10th May '16 12:26:58 PM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:350:Perhaps they want a pet snake? [[note]] An illustration of La Fontaine's fable by Ernest Griset[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Perhaps they want a pet snake? [[note]] An illustration of La Fontaine's fable by Ernest Griset[[/note]]]]
9th May '16 4:37:23 AM DannWoolf
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* In Don Rosa's ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcduck'', Scrooge encounters an unnamed South Afrikaner ([[spoiler: who later turns out to be a younger Flintheart Glomgold]]) after the mining camp he had been a part of left him for dead for his numerous acts of thievery by tying him to a wildebeast. Scrooge saves his life and even shares his camp with him. The Afrikaner repays him by stealing all his supplies in the middle of the night and leaves him stranded in the wastelands. It's even lampshaded with Scrooge calling the Afrikaner a viper; he had experience dealing with unapologetic crooks, but this kind of betrayal genuinely infuriated him.

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* In Don Rosa's ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcduck'', Scrooge encounters an unnamed South Afrikaner ([[spoiler: who ([[spoiler:who later turns out to be a younger Flintheart Glomgold]]) after the mining camp he had been a part of left him for dead for his numerous acts of thievery by tying him to a wildebeast. Scrooge saves his life and even shares his camp with him. The Afrikaner repays him by stealing all his supplies in the middle of the night and leaves him stranded in the wastelands. It's even lampshaded with Scrooge calling the Afrikaner a viper; he had experience dealing with unapologetic crooks, but this kind of betrayal genuinely infuriated him.
4th May '16 11:08:36 AM 313Bluestreak
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* Wrestling/{{Edge}} did something similar in 2010. Returning from injury during the Royal Rumble, he came back to a huge ovation as he won the match and went into Wrestlemania as the challenger for the Wolrd Heavyweight champion. After coming up short too many times and then getting traded to Raw, Edge revealed his true nature in rant, going on about how switching shows ruined his opportunity to be the top face of Smackdown.

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* Wrestling/{{Edge}} did something similar in 2010. Returning from injury during the Royal Rumble, he came back to a huge ovation as he won the match and went into Wrestlemania as the challenger for the Wolrd World Heavyweight champion. After coming up short too many times and then getting traded to Raw, Edge revealed his true nature in rant, going on about how switching shows ruined his opportunity to be the top face of Smackdown.
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.]]
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