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16th Aug '16 10:33:46 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': By the start of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', Dr. Halsey has made into this by her superiors, who call her methods of creting Spartan-[=II=]s as abhorrent, as it involved the kidnapping and genetic modification of ''children''. However, this was done simply to make the Spartan-[=IV=]s look better and to cover up the fact that ONI's leaders were the ones who ''approved of everything Halsey did in the first place''.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': By the start of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', Dr. Halsey has made into this by her superiors, who call her methods of creting creating Spartan-[=II=]s as abhorrent, as it involved the kidnapping and genetic modification of ''children''. However, this was done simply to make the Spartan-[=IV=]s look better and to cover up the fact that ONI's leaders were the ones who ''approved of everything Halsey did in the first place''.
16th Aug '16 10:33:31 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'': Dr. Halsey is made into this, by her superiors, by calling her methods of recruiting SPARTAN-[=II=]s as abhorrent, simply to justify that the SPARTAN-[=IV=]s are better and to keep the knowledge that the UNSC allowed the kidnapping and genetic modification of ''children'' to take place and make the SPARTAN-[=II=]s.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': By the start of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'': 4}}'', Dr. Halsey is has made into this, this by her superiors, by calling who call her methods of recruiting SPARTAN-[=II=]s creting Spartan-[=II=]s as abhorrent, simply to justify that the SPARTAN-[=IV=]s are better and to keep the knowledge that the UNSC allowed as it involved the kidnapping and genetic modification of ''children'' ''children''. However, this was done simply to take place and make the SPARTAN-[=II=]s.Spartan-[=IV=]s look better and to cover up the fact that ONI's leaders were the ones who ''approved of everything Halsey did in the first place''.
11th Aug '16 4:22:47 PM JudasZala
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* In ''Film/TheRunningMan'', helicopter pilot and police officer Ben Richards was made the scapegoat by the government when he refused to open fire on a crowd of food rioters in Bakersfield. Because of that, state-run media declared Richards "The Butcher of Bakersfield".
25th Jul '16 9:41:01 AM theLibrarian
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** This came to its head, as everyone knows, in World War 2, where Hitler whipped Germany into an antisemetic frenzy by claiming the Jews were responsible for Germany's woes, which led to the Holocaust.
11th Jul '16 9:11:33 PM kingsizedump69
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** The Christians turned right around and blamed Nero for the fire. Possibly the most successful use of the "No, you did it!" defense in history.

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** The Christians turned right around and blamed Nero for the fire. Possibly the most successful use of the "No, you did it!" "no u" defense in history.
27th Jun '16 10:45:57 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igtRWNi5yrI&list=PLNW319kQi_h99mWSSKwn5r7B-8L36cyls&index=5 this]] commercial, Little Caesars hires a guy to be the "corporate scapegoat"; his job seems to be to take the blame when the company does something customers don't like.
25th Jun '16 5:18:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* There's an Italian ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'' comic in which Uncle Scrooge goes to a mountain country to buy a literal scapegoat so everyone who complains to him can do so to the goat. However, eventually the goat gets so fed up with being blamed for everything that he goes ballistic and wrecks Scrooge's money bin.
2nd May '16 8:30:32 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Beatrice in ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' plays the WickedWitch role [[EvilIsHammy to the hilt]], making herself a much more attractive culprit than anyone in Battler's family.

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* Beatrice in ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' plays the WickedWitch role [[EvilIsHammy to the hilt]], making herself a much more attractive culprit than anyone in Battler's family.
1st May '16 3:39:53 PM igordebraga
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* Similar to Bartman, Michael Beason, a Charlotte Hornets fan who sat courtside and loved to TrashTalk Charlotte's adversaries, became infamous during the 2016 playoffs against the Miami Heat, wearing a distinctive shirt that earned the nickname [[http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article74879247.html "Purple Shirt Guy\Man"]]. He heckled Dwyane Wade on Game 6 up until [[http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2016/4/30/11543826/purple-shirt-man-heckler-hornets-dwyane-wade-heat-nba-playoffs he scored two crucial three-pointers and stared back at Beason]]. Charlotte then had to fly to Miami and lost game 7. [[https://www.reddit.com/r/CharlotteHornets/comments/4h2tg7/fuck_purple_shirt_guy/ People were still blaming]] [[https://twitter.com/mikepersinger/status/726843458267181057 Beason]] for this road elimination.

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* Similar to Bartman, Michael Beason, a Charlotte Hornets fan who sat courtside and loved to TrashTalk Charlotte's adversaries, became infamous during the 2016 playoffs against the Miami Heat, wearing a distinctive shirt that earned the nickname [[http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article74879247.html "Purple Shirt Guy\Man"]]. He heckled Dwyane Wade on Game 6 up until [[http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2016/4/30/11543826/purple-shirt-man-heckler-hornets-dwyane-wade-heat-nba-playoffs he scored two crucial three-pointers and stared back at Beason]]. Charlotte then had to fly to Miami and lost game 7. People blamed Beason [[http://slicemiami.com/2016/04/30/purple-shirt-guy-dwyane-wade/ on game 6]], and [[https://www.reddit.com/r/CharlotteHornets/comments/4h2tg7/fuck_purple_shirt_guy/ People were still blaming]] blamed]] [[https://twitter.com/mikepersinger/status/726843458267181057 Beason]] for this road elimination.Beason on game 7]], even if that was on the road.
1st May '16 3:25:57 PM igordebraga
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* Similar to Bartman, Michael Beason, a Charlotte Hornets fan who sat courtside and loved to TrashTalk Charlotte's adversaries, became infamous during the 2016 playoffs against the Miami Heat, wearing a distinctive shirt that earned the nickname [[http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article74879247.html "Purple Shirt Guy\Man"]]. He heckled Dwyane Wade on Game 6 up until [[http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2016/4/30/11543826/purple-shirt-man-heckler-hornets-dwyane-wade-heat-nba-playoffs he scored two crucial three-pointers and stared back at Beason]]. Charlotte then had to fly to Miami and lost game 7. [[https://www.reddit.com/r/CharlotteHornets/comments/4h2tg7/fuck_purple_shirt_guy/ People were still blaming]] [[https://twitter.com/mikepersinger/status/726843458267181057 Beason]] for this road elimination.
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