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29th Jul '17 9:20:16 PM Nicolas-1223
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To solve this, Alice will have to make a large, impressive and risky act of "contrition" to prove she's not the original liar anymore. Alternately, a third character (lets say Charlie) reveal to Bob that Alice really ''is'' a different person and likes him, and he [[RaceForYourLove runs to the airport to forgive her before she leaves]].

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To solve this, Alice will have to make a large, impressive and risky act of "contrition" to prove she's not the original liar anymore. Alternately, a third character (lets (let's say Charlie) reveal to Bob that Alice really ''is'' a different person and likes him, and he [[RaceForYourLove runs to the airport to forgive her before she leaves]].
16th Feb '17 2:31:56 PM Jokubas
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* Almost exactly what happens in ''DrKotoShinryojo'' (''Doctor Koto's Clinic''), both in the manga and in the drama (although that's even more egregious in the drama) : the hero is at first rejected, but after spending countless hours helping the villagers, he eventually become appreciated. And then a grudge-holding man with a dead little sister arrive and reveal that the eponymous Dr Koto made a mistake in the past. The villagers immediately turns against him, even tough he saved the life of almost everyone on the island. So yeah, he never was actually a jerk (although he think he was one when he made the aforementioned mistake), but there's definitely the "something from the past come back, friends abandon the character" part you're describing.

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* Almost exactly what happens in ''DrKotoShinryojo'' (''Doctor Koto's Clinic''), both in the manga and in the drama (although that's even more egregious in the drama) : the hero is at first rejected, but after spending countless hours helping the villagers, he eventually become appreciated. And then a grudge-holding man with a dead little sister arrive and reveal that the eponymous Dr Koto made a mistake in the past. The villagers immediately turns against him, even tough he saved the life of almost everyone on the island. So yeah, he He never was actually a jerk (although he think he was one when he made the aforementioned mistake), but there's definitely the it nevertheless creates a "something from the past come back, friends abandon the character" part you're describing.situation.



* In ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', the thing where TheMole is revealed at the point where he's already past BecomingTheMask, and he tries to explain to his teammates that he's on their side now, but they don't believe him. Seems to be different from ReformedButRejected as the character has already switched sides, but is rejected in light of past events.

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* In ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', the thing where TheMole is revealed at the point where he's already past BecomingTheMask, and he tries to explain to his teammates that he's on their side now, but they don't believe him. Seems to be different from ReformedButRejected as the character has already switched sides, but is rejected in light of past events.him.
19th Dec '16 6:18:28 PM Personnearahill
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16th Dec '16 9:26:22 PM Everlighte
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', after Nick and Judy find the missing mammals, she makes some InnocentlyInsensitive comments to the media about predators "reverting back to their savage ways". From Nick's perspective, the one prey animal to ever look past his [[FantasticRacism species stereotype]] just called his entire zoological order a bunch of violent savages on national television. This leads to their temporary PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure.
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', after Nick and Judy find the missing mammals, she makes some InnocentlyInsensitive comments to the media about predators "reverting back to their savage ways". From Nick's perspective, the one prey animal to ever look past his [[FantasticRacism species stereotype]] just called his entire zoological order a bunch of violent savages on national television. This leads to their temporary PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure.
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14th Dec '16 5:24:58 AM StFan
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* In ''StrangeMagic'', enemies Bog and Marianne [[ItMakesSenseInContext form a tentative truce while trying to find an antidote to a love potion that's making her sister obsessed with him]], and then her ex attacks Bog's home and Bog thinks Marianne was in on it.

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* In ''StrangeMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'', enemies Bog and Marianne [[ItMakesSenseInContext form a tentative truce while trying to find an antidote to a love potion that's making her sister obsessed with him]], and then her ex attacks Bog's home and Bog thinks Marianne was in on it.



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* In Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG, there was much tension between Rex and Amanda at the end of the LEGO Island StoryArc, after the Brickspider Bot revealed the truth about [[RedShirt Roger's]] fate, [[IDidntTellYouBecauseYoudBeUnhappy which Rex kept secret from Amanda because he wanted her to be happy]]. Needless to say, this blew up in Rex's face, and for most of the remainder of the mission, Amanda wouldn't even look at him. Luckily, [[{{Forgiveness}} they got over it]] by the end of the Story Arc.

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* In Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG, there was much tension between Rex and Amanda at ''Theatre/{{Philoctetes}}'', Neoptolemus is persuaded by Odysseus to lie to Philoctetes in order to force him to come to Troy. Once he meets Philoctetes, he begins to feel genuine sympathy for him. As Neoptolemus begins to contemplate doing the end of right thing, Odysseus shows up, the LEGO Island StoryArc, after the Brickspider Bot lies are revealed and Philoctetes becomes very bitter and angry towards Neoptolemus. Neoptolemus does make it up to him in the truth about [[RedShirt Roger's]] fate, [[IDidntTellYouBecauseYoudBeUnhappy which Rex kept secret from Amanda because he wanted her to be happy]]. Needless to say, this blew up in Rex's face, and for most of the remainder of the mission, Amanda wouldn't end, even look at him. Luckily, [[{{Forgiveness}} they got over it]] by the end risk of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar ending in failure for the Story Arc.Greeks.



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* In ''Theatre/{{Philoctetes}}'', Neoptolemus is persuaded by Odysseus to lie to Philoctetes in order to force him to come to Troy. Once he meets Philoctetes, he begins to feel genuine sympathy for him. As Neoptolemus begins to contemplate doing the right thing, Odysseus shows up, the lies are revealed and Philoctetes becomes very bitter and angry towards Neoptolemus. Neoptolemus does make it up to him in the end, even at the risk of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar ending in failure for the Greeks.
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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', there was much tension between Rex and Amanda at the end of the LEGO Island StoryArc, after the Brickspider Bot revealed the truth about [[RedShirt Roger's]] fate, [[IDidntTellYouBecauseYoudBeUnhappy which Rex kept secret from Amanda because he wanted her to be happy]]. Needless to say, this blew up in Rex's face, and for most of the remainder of the mission, Amanda wouldn't even look at him. Luckily, [[{{Forgiveness}} they got over it]] by the end of the Story Arc.
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18th Oct '16 7:36:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Friends}}'' was very prone to abusing this trope. For example, in the season two episode "TOW The List", Ross decides to dump Julie for Rachel after (under Chandler's advice) making a list of the two women's positive/negative traits. He (actually Joey) announces to Rachel that he broke up with Julie, and they officially hook up. Only for Rachel to notice the list on Chandler's computer, read it and misinterpret it as a list of reasons why Ross doesn't want to be with her, ''[[WhatAnIdiot even though he just told her he left Julie to be with her]]''. She refuses to hear what the list was really about, and the episode ends with Ross and Rachel moping in their respective apartments. Yes, it's every bit as contrived as it sounds.
** Another example: In "TOW Ross And Rachel Take A Break", after Rachel decides that she and Ross should take a break from their relationship, Mark invites himself over to her apartment to console her. While he's over, Ross calls to reconcile with her, only to abruptly hang up when he hears Mark's voice in the background - not even giving Rachel a chance to explain what's going on. This is particularly jarring when you consider that the fight leading up to this contrived misunderstanding was actually very realistic and expertly written.

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* ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' was very prone to abusing this trope. For example, in trope.
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the season two episode "TOW The List", Ross decides to dump Julie for Rachel after (under Chandler's advice) making a list of the two women's positive/negative traits. He (actually Joey) announces to Rachel that he broke up with Julie, and they officially hook up. Only for Rachel to notice the list on Chandler's computer, read it and misinterpret it as a list of reasons why Ross doesn't want to be with her, ''[[WhatAnIdiot even though he just told her he left Julie to be with her]]''. She refuses to hear what the list was really about, and the episode ends with Ross and Rachel moping in their respective apartments. Yes, it's every bit as contrived as it sounds.
** Another example: In "TOW Ross And Rachel Take A Break", after Rachel decides that she and Ross should take a break from their relationship, Mark invites himself over to her apartment to console her. While he's over, Ross calls to reconcile with her, only to abruptly hang up when he hears Mark's voice in the background - not even giving Rachel a chance to explain what's going on. This is particularly jarring when you consider that the fight leading up to this contrived misunderstanding was actually very realistic and expertly written.
11th Sep '16 3:17:32 PM Kitchen90
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* In the first ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' movie, Dave writes a letter explaining why he wants them to leave, which he ''immediately'' throws out because he realizes he cares too much for them. Of course, a few weeks later they find the crumpled piece of paper (I think it fell behind the bed?) and assume he really does hate them. This despite their marked improvement in their relationship. You can probably guess what's spoilered here, but [[spoiler:they eventually reconcile.]] The moral of the story? ''Always'' destroy hatemail you don't intend to send.

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* In the first ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' movie, Dave writes a heated letter explaining why he wants them the chipmunks to leave, which he ''immediately'' throws out because he realizes he cares too much for them. Of course, a few them, but weeks later later, they find the crumpled piece of paper (I think it fell behind the bed?) and assume he really does hate them. This despite that Dave is pretending to enjoy their marked improvement in company -- just when they had been getting along -- so they decide to leave him, join forces with Dave's former boss, and go on their relationship. You can probably guess what's spoilered here, but [[spoiler:they eventually reconcile.]] The moral of the story? ''Always'' destroy hatemail you don't intend to send.contractually-obligated worldwide concert tour.
30th Jun '16 2:46:49 PM eroock
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Compare with ThirdActStupidity, LiarRevealed and SecondActBreakUp.

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Compare with ThirdActStupidity, LiarRevealed LiarRevealed, PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure and SecondActBreakUp.
31st May '16 1:35:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[ShesAllThat She's All That]]'' and ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' both use a variant where a bet is placed and after TheHero ends the bet or stops following it, the LoveInterest only then finds out and rejects him.

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* ''[[ShesAllThat She's All That]]'' ''Film/ShesAllThat'' and ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' both use a variant where a bet is placed and after TheHero ends the bet or stops following it, the LoveInterest only then finds out and rejects him.
29th May '16 2:00:29 AM RacattackForce
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* The penultimate episode of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'''s second season, "Message Received". [[spoiler:Immediately after the previous episode, [[KidHero Steven]] confronts [[HeelFaceTurn Peridot]] about a device she stole from an abandoned Gem communications tower on the Moon. After some prodding, Peridot reveals that it is a direct communication line to the leaders on [[PlanetLooters Homeworld]], and that she intends to contact her leader, Yellow Diamond. Peridot's rant about the failure of the Crystal Gem's [[EmotionsVsStoicism emotional approach]] to problems is interpreted as her betraying them, leading to the rest of the episode having Peridot fight with the rest of the group for control of the device. Once its activated, it's revealed that Peridot's intent was to convince her leader not to destroy the Earth, using a logic-based appeal on the value of the planet. Naturally this doesn't work, but the attempt and Peridot's subsequent insulting of Yellow Diamond's intelligence leads to regained trust and cements Peridot as a member of the Crystal Gems.]]
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