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18th Sep '17 6:32:02 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12025821/16/The-Unbroken-Saviour The Unbroken Saviour]]'' Sirius gets this from his parents.
-->It was a brutal regime that punished failure... and also punished success. The house of Black always believed pain strengthened the mind.
12th Aug '17 11:34:35 PM AbsoulHero
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** [[GrumpyOldMan Zeff]] gives this to Sanji to make him a better chef and fighter.
8th Jul '17 4:18:40 PM nombretomado
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This trope is frequently used as justifications for the actions of a KnightTemplarParent or sometimes the SinkOrSwimMentor if the relationship is neither familial nor quasi-parental. There can be a thin line to walk between practicing this trope and just coming off as another example of AbusiveParents. Expect a parent who HadToBeSharp while growing up regard doing this as passing on vital experiences to their children, regardless of whether such skills are necessary in the current day. TheOtherWiki has its own definition [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tough_love here]]. See CruelToBeKind for this trope taken to its extreme.

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This trope is frequently used as justifications for the actions of a KnightTemplarParent or sometimes the SinkOrSwimMentor if the relationship is neither familial nor quasi-parental. There can be a thin line to walk between practicing this trope and just coming off as another example of AbusiveParents. Expect a parent who HadToBeSharp while growing up regard doing this as passing on vital experiences to their children, regardless of whether such skills are necessary in the current day. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has its own definition [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tough_love here]]. See CruelToBeKind for this trope taken to its extreme.
1st Jul '17 8:02:43 AM Nyame
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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': Diana's CoolAunt Antiope disobeyed her sister's orders and started training her niece in secret, and when Hippolyta finds out, she gives this as her reason. Antiope loved Diana as much as Hippolyta did, but knew that, regardless of what they wanted for her, [[spoiler:a confrontation with Ares was inevitable]]. Antiope felt the best way to protect Diana was to teach her how to protect herself. Hippolyta sways to her way of thinking, and subsequently demands that Antiope train Diana harder than any Amazon before her, and won't settle for anything less than her daughter surpassing her sister as the Amazon's greatest warrior.
29th Jun '17 12:12:16 PM Abodos
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* In the backstory for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', [[spoiler:King Rhoam treated Zelda with this as she strove to awaken her RoyaltySuperPower that she needed to defeat Calamity Ganon. On top of pushing her to undergo TrainingFromHell that involved extensive prayer at sacred springs (including one icy spring in which she had passed out), he also became a FantasyForbiddingFather, denying her the opportunity to study the ancient Sheikah {{Magitek}} that was being uncovered at the time so she would concentrate more on her training. Not only did Rhoam realize and deeply regret how this was ruining his relationship with his daughter, he also started slowly realizing that it was not helping her unlock her powers. Unfortunately, the very day he resolved to start treating her more kindly and maybe even let her study the Sheikah tech is the day Ganon returned, killed him, and destroyed Hyrule.]]
25th Mar '17 5:45:35 PM nombretomado
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* A memorable example occurred in a season 6 episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' with BruceWillis's character demonstrating ManlyTears whilst reminiscing with [[TheDitz Rachel]] over his relationship with his father. Too bad this led to an excessive display of tears leading Rachel to dump him.

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* A memorable example occurred in a season 6 episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' with BruceWillis's Creator/BruceWillis's character demonstrating ManlyTears whilst reminiscing with [[TheDitz Rachel]] over his relationship with his father. Too bad this led to an excessive display of tears leading Rachel to dump him.
3rd Mar '17 3:39:30 PM danya02
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It should be noted that ToughLove is ''still'' an abuse trope, because the practice can be damaging and dangerous even if the one dishing it out explicitly means well. YouAreNotAlone.

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It should be noted that ToughLove Tough Love is ''still'' an abuse trope, because the practice can be damaging and dangerous even if the one dishing it out explicitly means well. YouAreNotAlone.
4th Feb '17 10:18:36 AM jamespolk
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* Gayle in "Film/SaveMe" really, really believes she's employing this trope. It's, uh, a little more complex than that.

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* Gayle in "Film/SaveMe" ''Film/SaveMe'' really, really believes she's employing this trope. It's, uh, a little more complex than that.that.
* ''Film/{{Character}}'': Evidently Dreverhaven's whole motivation in how he treats his illegitimate son. Having not been involved in his son's life, he resolves to continually screw with him, apparently in the belief that it will make Jacob stronger. And it works, as Jacob becomes a successful lawyer largely to spite his father.
--> "I'll strangle him nine-tenths, and the last tenth will make him strong."
2nd Dec '16 4:41:01 AM Morgenthaler
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A variation of parenting which believes that love can best be provided via schooling them in [[SchoolOfHardKnocks life's hard knocks]]. This is believed to make said offspring stronger. Sometimes it works and the kid grows up to be BadAss unable to [[NotGoodWithPeople display casual affection]]. However taken too far and the kid could end up an emotionally disturbed TheWoobie or even worse WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds for the supernaturally powered variant.

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A variation of parenting which believes that love can best be provided via schooling them in [[SchoolOfHardKnocks life's hard knocks]]. This is believed to make said offspring stronger. Sometimes it works and the kid grows up to be BadAss badass unable to [[NotGoodWithPeople display casual affection]]. However taken too far and the kid could end up an emotionally disturbed TheWoobie or even worse WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds for the supernaturally powered variant.



* [[Music/JohnnyCash "A Boy Named Sue"]], anyone? The song is all about the trope, with the titular Sue being landed with the name to ensure that he grows up to be badass after a childhood of bullying over his name. The song ends with "Sue" confronting his dad, learning his intentions, and deciding to avert this trope if he ever has a son.

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* [[Music/JohnnyCash Music/JohnnyCash: "A Boy Named Sue"]], Sue", anyone? The song is all about the trope, with the titular Sue being landed with the name to ensure that he grows up to be badass after a childhood of bullying over his name. The song ends with "Sue" confronting his dad, learning his intentions, and deciding to avert this trope if he ever has a son.
2nd Dec '16 4:40:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Music/JohnnyCash "A Boy Named Sue"]], anyone? The song is all about the trope, with the titular Sue being landed with the name to ensure that he grows up to be BadAss after a childhood of bullying over his name. The song ends with "Sue" confronting his dad, learning his intentions, and deciding to avert this trope if he ever has a son.

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* [[Music/JohnnyCash "A Boy Named Sue"]], anyone? The song is all about the trope, with the titular Sue being landed with the name to ensure that he grows up to be BadAss badass after a childhood of bullying over his name. The song ends with "Sue" confronting his dad, learning his intentions, and deciding to avert this trope if he ever has a son.
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