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26th Jun '16 8:52:59 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheDresdenFiles'', Harry's lessons for Molly Carpenter, a reforming Warlock, involve this. He tells his cop buddy Murph that she's the kind of person you "have to keep knocking on her ass" because "If I don't, if I let her recover her balance before she gets smart enough to figure out ''why'' she should be doing things instead of just ''how'' to do them, or ''if'' she can do them, she'll start doing the 'right' thing again. She'll break the Laws again, and they'll kill her."

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* In ''TheDresdenFiles'', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
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Harry's lessons for Molly Carpenter, a reforming Warlock, involve this. He tells his cop buddy Murph that she's the kind of person you "have to keep knocking on her ass" because "If I don't, if I let her recover her balance before she gets smart enough to figure out ''why'' she should be doing things instead of just ''how'' to do them, or ''if'' she can do them, she'll start doing the 'right' thing again. She'll break the Laws again, and they'll kill her."
30th May '16 7:25:20 PM lavendermintrose
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* Inverted in Donizetti's opera ''Don Pasquale'' - it's the young people who have to teach Don Pasquale, Ernesto's old uncle, the lesson. Ernesto wants to marry his poor girlfriend Norina instead of the girl his uncle chose for him, so Don Pasquale decides to get married himself - and cut Ernesto off from his inheritance. So Ernesto's friend, the doctor, has Norina pretend to be his sister and fake-marry Don Pasquale, acting sweet at first, but turning into a nightmare once the papers are signed. When the doctor tells Don Pasquale that letting Ernesto marry Norina will make his "wife" go away, he gives permission - and they reveal the plot. Norina tells him [[AnAesop the lesson]] - an old man shouldn't get married.
5th Mar '16 10:44:31 PM Kartoonkid95
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* This applies to the Cutie Mark Crusaders from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. they have not yet realized that they can't force their cutie marks to appear and need some kind of epiphany. But from an in-universe prospective, they WILL learn this lesson because every pony eventually gets a mark. Also, their friend, Twist, already went through this and had said epiphany needed to get her cutie mark.

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* This applies to the Cutie Mark Crusaders from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. they They have not yet realized that they can't force their cutie marks to appear and need some kind of epiphany. But from an in-universe prospective, they WILL learn this lesson because every pony eventually gets a mark. Also, their friend, Twist, already went through this and had said epiphany needed to get her cutie mark.
** [[spoiler: The eventually had that epiphany in "Crusaders of the Lost Mark", where they realized that their special talents were helping others discover theirs.]]
9th Jan '16 12:02:12 PM StFan
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* ''Series/{{QI}}'': in the episode "Immortal Bard", Stephen Fry mentioned a story about actress Diana Wynyard, who while playing [[Theater/{{Macbeth}} Lady Macbeth]] on stage decided to keep her eyes closed during the scene where she was sleepwalking, and walked off the stage into the orchestra pit.

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* ''Series/{{QI}}'': in the episode "Immortal Bard", Stephen Fry mentioned a story about actress Diana Wynyard, who while playing [[Theater/{{Macbeth}} [[Theatre/{{Macbeth}} Lady Macbeth]] on stage decided to keep her eyes closed during the scene where she was sleepwalking, and walked off the stage into the orchestra pit.
7th Dec '15 8:37:03 AM Hossmeister
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* Case number four of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice For All'' has very clear undertones of this, when you think about [[spoiler:[[TheChessmaster Edgeworth]]'s]] awareness and motivations regarding the case.

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* Case number four of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice For All'' ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'' has very clear undertones of this, when you think about [[spoiler:[[TheChessmaster Edgeworth]]'s]] awareness and motivations regarding the case.
25th Sep '15 4:30:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', Wildcat has become such an adrenaline addict and rage case that he's joined an underground fighting ring, and it's just a matter of time until someone gets seriously hurt. GreenArrow arranges a bout and then fakes his own death in the ring at Wildcat's hands, forcing Wildcat to face "MyGodWhatHaveIDone" before it happens for real.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', Wildcat has become such an adrenaline addict and rage case that he's joined an underground fighting ring, and it's just a matter of time until someone gets seriously hurt. GreenArrow ComicBook/GreenArrow arranges a bout and then fakes his own death in the ring at Wildcat's hands, forcing Wildcat to face "MyGodWhatHaveIDone" before it happens for real.
11th May '15 8:12:08 AM bydosystem
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** Kakashi's first challenge is to seize [[MacGuffin two bells]] from his person. Fail to get a bell, fail the test, yet there are ''three'' students. The lesson is to ignore the built-in incentive for competition and work as a team. (Later we learn that this method is a strange, sadistic tradition amongst the Hogake-trained line.) They fail to realize this and are punished by only two of them eating lunch while the other watches (guess who), which was ''another'' test of character. They give Naruto food despite the rules and pass.

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** Kakashi's first challenge is to seize [[MacGuffin two bells]] from his person. Fail to get a bell, fail the test, yet there are ''three'' students. The lesson is to ignore the built-in incentive for competition and work as a team. (Later we learn that this method is a strange, sadistic tradition amongst the Hogake-trained Hokage-trained line.) They fail to realize this and are punished by only two of them eating lunch while the other watches (guess who), which was ''another'' test of character. They give Naruto food despite the rules and pass.
26th Apr '15 12:05:29 AM WillBGood
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* On ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', extreme examples to "teach them a lesson" are present from the first episode, where Maeby conspires to teach her parents a lesson about being away from family by [[KissingCousins making out with her cousin and claiming she didn't know]]. Later in the series, it would be revealed that the Bluth kids have an aversion to being taught "lessons" in this fashion from their father using a OneArmedMan who would lose his prosthetic arm in gruesome ways resulting from their actions.
* One episode of DeadLikeMe has Dolores Herbig have an employee fake a heart attack so she can teach the Happy Time employees a lesson about using the defibrillators to make grilled cheese.

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* On ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', extreme examples to "teach them a lesson" are present from the first episode, where Maeby conspires to teach her parents a lesson about being away from family by [[KissingCousins making out with her cousin and claiming she didn't know]]. Later in the series, it would be revealed that the Bluth kids have an aversion to being taught "lessons" in this fashion from their father using a OneArmedMan one-armed man who would lose his prosthetic arm in gruesome ways resulting from their actions.
* One episode of DeadLikeMe ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' has Dolores Herbig have an employee fake a heart attack so she can teach the Happy Time employees a lesson about using the defibrillators to make grilled cheese.



* ''Series/{{Qi}}'': in the episode "Immortal Bard", Stephen Fry mentioned a story about actress Diana Wynyard, who while playing [[Theater/{{Macbeth}} Lady Macbeth]] on stage decided to keep her eyes closed during the scene where she was sleepwalking, and walked off the stage into the orchestra pit.

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* ''Series/{{Qi}}'': ''Series/{{QI}}'': in the episode "Immortal Bard", Stephen Fry mentioned a story about actress Diana Wynyard, who while playing [[Theater/{{Macbeth}} Lady Macbeth]] on stage decided to keep her eyes closed during the scene where she was sleepwalking, and walked off the stage into the orchestra pit.



* In ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', the [[OldMaster Jedi masters]] actually let a Jedi fall to TheDarkSide in order to teach her the dangers of letting her emotions control her. They send the player character to [[DefeatMeansFriendship redeem her]], in order to teach him the same lesson.

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* In ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', the [[OldMaster Jedi masters]] actually let a Jedi fall to TheDarkSide in order to teach her the dangers of letting her emotions control her. They send the player character to [[DefeatMeansFriendship redeem her]], in order to teach him the same lesson.



* In ''BobAndGeorge'', [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000420c Protoman hears Dr. Wiley plotting but does not interfere because he thinks Dr. Light needs to learn that his robots can be used for evil.]]

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* In ''BobAndGeorge'', ''WebComic/BobAndGeorge'', [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000420c Protoman hears Dr. Wiley plotting but does not interfere because he thinks Dr. Light needs to learn that his robots can be used for evil.]]
12th Apr '15 10:29:21 PM lepouvantail
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* This applies to the Cutie Mark Crusaders from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. they have not yet realized that they can't force their cutie marks to appear and need some kind of epiphany. but from an in-universe prospective, they WILL learn this lesson because every pony eventually gets a mark. Also, their friend, Twist, already went through this and had said epiphany needed to get her cutie mark.

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* This applies to the Cutie Mark Crusaders from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. they have not yet realized that they can't force their cutie marks to appear and need some kind of epiphany. but But from an in-universe prospective, they WILL learn this lesson because every pony eventually gets a mark. Also, their friend, Twist, already went through this and had said epiphany needed to get her cutie mark.
4th Feb '15 10:21:14 PM Kirayoshi
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'''Dennis Mitchell''': It's the only way she'll learn.

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'''Dennis '''David Mitchell''': It's the only way she'll learn.
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