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4th Jul '16 10:20:12 AM Jeduthun
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A form of StartXToStopX: allow someone to hurt you in order to stop them from hurting you. The [[InvertedTrope exact opposite]] is PayEvilUntoEvil. See also RestrainedRevenge, which might be seen as a way to TakeAThirdOption.

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A form of StartXToStopX: allow dare someone to hurt you in order to stop them from hurting you. The [[InvertedTrope exact opposite]] is PayEvilUntoEvil. See also RestrainedRevenge, which might be seen as a way to TakeAThirdOption.
22nd Jun '16 6:25:42 AM foxley
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* ''Series/ArthurOfTheBritons'': When ActualPacifist Rolf the Preacher explains the doctrine of 'turn the other cheek' to Mark of Cornwall, Mark slaps him hard across the face. Rolf's reaction is to literally turn the other cheek, and present it to Mark to be slapped. This impresses Mark enough that he invites Rolf into his fort to discuss his religion.
17th Jun '16 9:09:28 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', if you're on a "No Mercy" run, an early boss [[spoiler:shows up in an attempt to get you to stop killing everyone. Rather than use force, he immediately offers mercy to you, no questions asked. [[VideoGameCaringPotential Spare him]] and you'll become friends with him, ending the "No Mercy" run and putting you back on a neutral story path. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Kill him]], and even in his dying breath he still tells you that he believes in you and the potential to turn good.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', if you're on a "No Mercy" run, an early boss [[spoiler:shows up in an attempt to get you to stop killing everyone. Rather than use force, he immediately offers mercy to you, no questions asked. [[VideoGameCaringPotential Spare him]] and you'll become friends with him, ending the "No Mercy" run and putting you back on a neutral story path. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Kill him]], and even in his dying breath he still tells you that he believes in you and the potential to turn good.that you'll eventually reverse your omnicidal ways.]]
17th Jun '16 9:08:37 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', if you're on a "No Mercy" run, an early boss [[spoiler:shows up in an attempt to get you to stop killing everyone. Rather than use force, he immediately offers mercy to you, no questions asked. [[VideoGameCaringPotential Spare him]] and you'll become friends with him, ending the "No Mercy" run and putting you back on a neutral story path. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Kill him]], and even in his dying breath he still tells you that he believes in you and the potential to turn good.]]
16th Jun '16 4:29:29 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted and done half-literally in an episode of ''TenchiMuyo'': Ayeka slaps Ryoko across the right cheek, Ryoko in turn slaps Ayeka across both cheeks.

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* Inverted and done half-literally in an episode of ''TenchiMuyo'': ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'': Ayeka slaps Ryoko across the right cheek, Ryoko in turn slaps Ayeka across both cheeks.
10th Jun '16 10:18:02 PM DoctorCooper
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* JackieRobinson. In order to be accepted into the MLB, he had two prove two things: he's a great baseball player, and a fine gentleman. In other words, he had to have the guts to not fight back when someone hurt him because of his race, and not let loose any sort of curse when someone cursed at him because of his race.

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* JackieRobinson.UsefulNotes/JackieRobinson. In order to be accepted into the MLB, he had two prove two things: he's a great baseball player, and a fine gentleman. In other words, he had to have the guts to not fight back when someone hurt him because of his race, and not let loose any sort of curse when someone cursed at him because of his race.
10th Jun '16 10:15:15 PM DoctorCooper
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* [[http://www.theladbible.com/albums/evening-ladness-595/image/a9de19ab-e1fa-11e4-a47a-d4ae52c74096 This story]], in which a young man receives racial abuse, but when the bully suddenly faints, the victim calls for an ambulance and gives CPR to the bully for fifteen minutes.
5th Jun '16 10:25:18 AM AdelePotter
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* In ''Film/Cinderella2015'', the title character gets the ultimate revenge on her evil stepmother by simply (and ''sincerely'') saying, "I forgive you" before she leaves her house forever, proving once and for all that she never lost her kindness, despite all the abuse. She also forgives her stepsisters when they apologize. The stepsisters are both relieved when they gain Cinderella's forgiveness, but her stepmother enters a VillainousBSOD.
25th May '16 11:54:07 PM CountDorku
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* WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse, AllLovingHero that he is, has forgiven pretty much everyone who's hurt him or attempted to hurt him at any stage, to the point where he's willing to wish someone a pleasant day after they had just spent the entire past scene attempting to kill him and his guardians. [[spoiler:By the end of the season, his willingness to forgive and accept that same character's flaws led her to a HeelFaceTurn.]]
13th May '16 3:41:07 PM Jeduthun
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A form of StartXToStopX: allow someone to hurt you in order to stop them from hurting you.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] {{Mooning}}. See also RestrainedRevenge, which might be seen as a way to TakeAThirdOption.

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A form of StartXToStopX: allow someone to hurt you in order to stop them from hurting you.

you. The [[InvertedTrope exact opposite]] is PayEvilUntoEvil. See also RestrainedRevenge, which might be seen as a way to TakeAThirdOption.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] {{Mooning}}. See also RestrainedRevenge, which might be seen as a way to TakeAThirdOption.
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