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23rd Mar '17 12:38:30 AM FarseerLolotea
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* The backstory in Stephen Goldin's ''A World Called Solitude'' reveals [[spoiler:Reva Aaland]] to have been a Lacerated Lacey. However, [[spoiler:the estranged ex whom she was coerced into smearing]] vacillates between understanding as much and viewing her as a Betrayer Belinda.

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* The backstory in Stephen Goldin's ''A World Called Solitude'' reveals [[spoiler:Reva Aaland]] to have been a Lacerated Lacey. However, [[spoiler:the estranged ex whom she was coerced into smearing]] vacillates [[UnreliableNarrator vacillates]] between understanding as much and viewing her as a Betrayer Belinda.
21st Feb '17 2:10:15 PM FarseerLolotea
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* The backstory in Stephen Goldin's ''A World Called Solitude'' reveals [[spoiler:Reva Aaland]] to have been a Lacerated Lacey. However, [[spoiler:the estranged ex whom she was coerced into smearing]] vacillates between understanding as much and viewing her as a Betrayer Belinda.
25th Jan '17 2:33:32 PM DeepRed
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* A major plot point in the MagnumPI episode "Past Tense", where one of Magnum's ex-colleagues from the VietnamWar is broken out of prison.
6th Jan '17 11:38:26 AM ZombieAladdin
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'''Obedient Olivia/Obadiah''': A character who spills the beans because he or she believes this is what a good citizen ought to do, [[NothingPersonal without any personal grudges or strained relationships]]. Because they hold no grudges, such a person simply blabs and immediately moves on. They may believe [[BlindObedience obedience to authority to be a virtue]] and any defiance of it is inherently wrong. They are neither TheMole nor a spy. They never had anything to do with whomever they ratted out in the first place, but simply discovered them and reported them the same way one might report a suspicious package to the police.

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'''Obedient Olivia/Obadiah''': Olga/Obadiah''': A character who spills the beans because he or she believes this is what a good citizen ought to do, [[NothingPersonal without any personal grudges or strained relationships]]. Because they hold no grudges, such a person simply blabs and immediately moves on. They may believe [[BlindObedience obedience to authority to be a virtue]] and any defiance of it is inherently wrong. They are neither TheMole nor a spy. They never had anything to do with whomever they ratted out in the first place, but simply discovered them and reported them the same way one might report a suspicious package to the police.
6th Jan '17 11:37:52 AM ZombieAladdin
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'''Obedient Olivia/Obadiah''': A character who spills the beans because he or she believes this is what a good citizen ought to do, [[NothingPersonal without any personal grudges or strained relationships]]. Because they hold no grudges, such a person simply blabs and immediately moves on. They may believe [[BlindObedience obedience to authority to be a virtue]] and any defiance of it is inherently wrong.

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'''Obedient Olivia/Obadiah''': A character who spills the beans because he or she believes this is what a good citizen ought to do, [[NothingPersonal without any personal grudges or strained relationships]]. Because they hold no grudges, such a person simply blabs and immediately moves on. They may believe [[BlindObedience obedience to authority to be a virtue]] and any defiance of it is inherently wrong.
wrong. They are neither TheMole nor a spy. They never had anything to do with whomever they ratted out in the first place, but simply discovered them and reported them the same way one might report a suspicious package to the police.
6th Jan '17 11:34:15 AM ZombieAladdin
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'''Obedient Olivia/Obadiah''': A character who spills the beans because he or she believes this is what a good citizen ought to do, [[NothingPersonal without any personal grudges or strained relationships]]. Because they hold no grudges, such a person simply blabs and immediately moves on. They may believe [[BlindObedience obedience to authority to be a virtue]] and any defiance of it is inherently wrong.
30th Dec '16 1:49:30 PM ironballs16
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* There are special statutes called "Whistleblower Laws" for Disgruntled Darias who report wrongdoing within an organization to its own internal authorities, see it not acted upon, and then take it to civil authorities (i.e. police). They are meant to protect such "whistleblowers" from retaliation. How well this actually works in practice varies widely and the bodies responsible for such laws have a tendency to make them inapplicable to their own whistleblowers.

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* There are special statutes called "Whistleblower Laws" for Disgruntled Darias who report wrongdoing within an organization to its own internal authorities, see it not acted upon, and then take it to civil authorities (i.e. police). They are meant to protect such "whistleblowers" from retaliation. How well this actually works in practice varies widely and the bodies responsible for such laws [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem have a tendency to make them inapplicable to their own whistleblowers.whistleblowers]].
13th Nov '16 4:49:25 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/Brute Force|1947}}'': Wilson gets killed for being a snitch, although he's not a ''Wilson'', but a ''Barry'' type of stoolie.

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* ''Film/Brute ''Film/{{Brute Force|1947}}'': Wilson gets killed for being a snitch, although he's not a ''Wilson'', but a ''Barry'' type of stoolie.
13th Nov '16 4:34:19 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/Brute Force|1947}}'': Wilson gets killed for being a snitch, although he's not a ''Wilson'', but a ''Barry'' type of stoolie.
9th Nov '16 10:26:30 AM nombretomado
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* [[Literature/TheBible Judas]]. Petty Peter appears to be the closest approximation, though [[JesusChristSuperstar certain adaptations]] present him as more sympathetic.

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* [[Literature/TheBible Judas]]. Petty Peter appears to be the closest approximation, though [[JesusChristSuperstar [[Music/JesusChristSuperstar certain adaptations]] present him as more sympathetic.
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