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13th Nov '17 9:16:23 AM RedScharlach
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* Several times in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', Hayate thinks he has done something to make Hinagiku angry with him and he invokes this trope in an attempt to smooth things over. This usually suprises her, both because he hasn't done anything of the sort and she would have forgiven him instantly anyway.

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* Several times in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', Hayate thinks he has done something to make Hinagiku angry with him and he invokes this trope in an attempt to smooth things over. This usually suprises surprises her, both because he hasn't done anything of the sort and she would have forgiven him instantly anyway.



** In ''Blameless'', after Lord Maccon publicly accuses Alexia of cheating on him, [[spoiler: he prints a retraction and apology in the newspaper.]]

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** In ''Blameless'', after Lord Maccon publicly accuses Alexia of cheating on him, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he prints a retraction and apology in the newspaper.]]
27th Jul '17 12:20:11 PM ChaoticNovelist
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When done poorly, this trope can be seen as demeaning or emasculating the offender. The penalty is too harsh for the crime, and the apology is too extravagant for such a minor offense. It may have the hidden moral that [[BrokenAesop you have to debase yourself to find love]]. On the other side of poorly done, this trope can [[WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack make the forgiver appear weak]]. If reparations have not been made, [[EasilyForgiven a simple apology]] may be letting [[KarmaHoudini the offender]] off too easily. In real life, the DomesticAbuse cycle often consists of abuse - apology - abuse, which may imply that [[InferredHolocaust the abuse will continue]].

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When done poorly, this trope can be seen as demeaning or emasculating the offender. The penalty is too harsh for the crime, and the apology is too extravagant for such a minor offense. It may have the hidden moral that [[BrokenAesop [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop you have to debase yourself to find love]]. On the other side of poorly done, this trope can [[WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack make the forgiver appear weak]]. If reparations have not been made, [[EasilyForgiven a simple apology]] may be letting [[KarmaHoudini the offender]] offender off too easily.easily]]. In real life, the DomesticAbuse cycle often consists of abuse - apology - abuse, which may imply that [[InferredHolocaust the abuse will continue]].
25th Jun '17 1:28:13 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[TheGuardians Demon Blood]]'', Deacon kneels before Rosalie and offers her his services and anything he owns if she will just give him a second chance to prove his worth to her. The fact that he's willing to offer convinces Rosalie he's changed.

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* In ''[[TheGuardians ''[[Literature/TheGuardiansMeljeanBrook Demon Blood]]'', Deacon kneels before Rosalie and offers her his services and anything he owns if she will just give him a second chance to prove his worth to her. The fact that he's willing to offer convinces Rosalie he's changed.
9th Jun '17 10:02:33 PM nombretomado
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* The WillSmith vehicle ''Film/{{Hitch}}'' has a particularly {{egregious}} example, following his love interest flipping her lid and publically breaking up with him due to [[YouKnowWhatYouDid completely false information]] supplied by a SmugSnake whose reputation she was well aware of. After refusing to take her back after she later comes by to apologise, the climax becomes him chasing the woman to apologise for not accepting her apology.

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* The WillSmith Creator/WillSmith vehicle ''Film/{{Hitch}}'' has a particularly {{egregious}} example, following his love interest flipping her lid and publically breaking up with him due to [[YouKnowWhatYouDid completely false information]] supplied by a SmugSnake whose reputation she was well aware of. After refusing to take her back after she later comes by to apologise, the climax becomes him chasing the woman to apologise for not accepting her apology.
20th Apr '17 1:45:39 PM MagBas
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UnfortunateImplications... where do we begin? For starters, the word "grovel" has ''very'' sinister connotations for West Indians, many of whom are descendants of slaves (especially true in the English-speaking Caribbean, which the Windies team represents). On top of that, Greig was a white South African[[note]]who left for England when he was 19[[/note]] who made his remarks at a time when apartheid was a major political issue throughout the world. The Windies swept the series 30. Greig kept a sense of humour; during the last Test, he pretended to crawl in to the batting crease on hands and knees (a newspaper headline with it pictured read "Who's grovelling now?". Nonetheless, he [[NeverLiveItDown never lived the comment down]] until his death in 2012.

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UnfortunateImplications... where do we begin? For starters, the word "grovel" has ''very'' sinister connotations for West Indians, many of whom are descendants of slaves (especially true in the English-speaking Caribbean, which the Windies team represents). On top of that, Greig was a white South African[[note]]who left for England when he was 19[[/note]] who made his remarks at a time when apartheid was a major political issue throughout the world. The Windies swept the series 30. Greig kept a sense of humour; during the last Test, he pretended to crawl in to the batting crease on hands and knees (a newspaper headline with it pictured read "Who's grovelling now?". Nonetheless, he [[NeverLiveItDown never lived the comment down]] until his death in 2012.
5th Feb '17 2:51:29 PM Benthelame
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* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' Has Bloo give one of these to Mac when he discovers that Bloo has been sneaking off to play at [[RoyalBrat Barry]] [[AlliterativeName Bling's]] house. It all works out, especially when it's revealed that Barry is [[spoiler:[[{{Yandere}} Berry.]]]]
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13th Dec '16 1:10:11 PM AgProv
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* Frank Burns on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' whenever he fouled up with Margaret. And ''especially'' after she dumped him to get engaged to Penescott.
19th Nov '16 6:19:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[TheOtherworld Haunted]]'', Kristof issues Eve an ultimatum: stop trying to communicate with [[OurGhostsAreDifferent the living]] or he'll leave her, because he can't be with someone who's slowly destroying herself like that. He catches her red-handed and sadly walks away. Later Eve realizes she's thrown away the one good thing in her life in pursuit of an unreachable goal. She goes to him with a simple yet sincere, "I fucked up."

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* In ''[[TheOtherworld ''[[Literature/TheOtherworld Haunted]]'', Kristof issues Eve an ultimatum: stop trying to communicate with [[OurGhostsAreDifferent the living]] or he'll leave her, because he can't be with someone who's slowly destroying herself like that. He catches her red-handed and sadly walks away. Later Eve realizes she's thrown away the one good thing in her life in pursuit of an unreachable goal. She goes to him with a simple yet sincere, "I fucked up."
18th Aug '16 7:00:53 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]'', Miles offered Ekaterin her dream job [[SubordinateExcuse just to keep her close to him]]. When she learns the truth, she runs away and he sets out to write the best damn apology letter ever, sealed in his own blood. Nothing like a [[TheDeterminator determinator]] bent on groveling better than anyone else has ever groveled. Eleven drafts! (One of them was in verse.)

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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]'', ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'', Miles offered Ekaterin her dream job [[SubordinateExcuse just to keep her close to him]]. When she learns the truth, she runs away and he sets out to write the best damn apology letter ever, sealed in his own blood. Nothing like a [[TheDeterminator determinator]] bent on groveling better than anyone else has ever groveled. Eleven drafts! (One of them was in verse.)
29th May '16 6:15:01 AM JackG
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* A man is rehearsing his shameless groveling for when he asks his bank manager for a loan. However his friend tells him that the advertised loan company will make all this unnecessary. The man proceeds to grovel to his friend in gratitude, much to his embarrassment.
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