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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.
19th Jan '15 11:35:38 AM Kirayoshi
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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. -->'''Alan Davies''': They were all watching her go and just said, 'Let her go!'.\\ '''Dennis Mitchell''': It's the only way she'll learn.
10th Oct '14 2:28:41 AM Greenygal
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** Ebisu wants to teach Naruto to walk on water, and gives a decent explaination how... but thinks it best that Naruto's practice water be boiling hot. TrainingFromHell excused with it's the only way they will learn. The counter-argument being that a student who has just been dunked in boiling water most likely won't have the best of focus - which is crucial to walking on water.
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** Ebisu wants to teach Naruto to walk on water, and gives a decent explaination explanation how... but thinks it best that Naruto's practice water be boiling hot. TrainingFromHell excused with it's the only way they will learn. The counter-argument being that a student who has just been dunked in boiling water most likely won't have the best of focus - which is crucial to walking on water.

* Case number four of Phoenix Wright: ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' 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 Phoenix Wright: ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice For All All'' has very clear undertones of this, when you think about [[spoiler:[[TheChessmaster Edgeworth]]'s]] awareness and motivations regarding the case.
4th Jul '14 4:39:51 AM ClockStopping
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* ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'': [[spoiler:The whole game, and particularly Refrain, revolves around Kyousuke trying to impart this onto Riki and Rin. He knows he and the others are going to die, but just telling the two of them that they'll need to be strong isn't enough - he needs to force them to be strong in less dire circumstances so they gain some confidence and will know what they're capable of when the time comes.]]
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