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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.
11th May '16 2:55:52 PM Jeduthun
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Note: In modern usage, "to turn the other cheek" is tantamount to being pacifistic in the face of aggression. However within the broader context of Jesus' teachings, He meant that one shouldn't meet insult with insult. Criminal offense and grave bodily harm were implicitly excluded from this understanding. Lex Talionis (Eye for an Eye, etc.) was enshrined in Judaic legal theory and Jesus was quite vocal in his defense of Jewish law, where it didn't explicitly counter God's law. In other words, meeting force with force was OK as long as it was justified. You can look here for more: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turning_the_other_cheek]].

Note: The above is certainly one interpretation of the meaning of "turn the other cheek", however it is not the only, as many very early Christians, and some modern Christians, advocate total pacifism. Considering the Woman taken in Adultery (he who is without sin cast the first stone), the issue is far more complicated than the above would indicate.



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* {{Jesus}}, of course, is the TropeNamer with His saying in Literature/TheFourGospels that provides the page quote. Christians generally interpret this as a commandment to be a BadassPacifist and refuse to respond to evil with violence, insult, or revenge no matter what an aggressor does. However, it is [[FlameWar a matter of debate]] exactly how absolutely the principle is meant to be applied; in the interests of the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment, you can read more at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turning_the_other_cheek The Other Wiki]].
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16th Apr '16 2:44:39 PM Softy
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* Twilight Sparkle in the second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. After being shunned, abandoned, and practically disowned by her mentor, friends, and brother. They were all EasilyForgiven by one little apology by Applejack only.
** In both "Griffon the Brush-Off" and "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone," Pinkie Pie is repeatedly yelled at and mistreated by Gilda the Griffon. Yet Pinkie's cheerful optimism never waivers, and she continues to try to befriend Gilda with parties, sweets, and jocularity.

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* *''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** This is a defining trait of protagonist
Twilight Sparkle in the second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. After being shunned, abandoned, Sparkle, who never holds a grudge and practically disowned by is quick to move on from any mistreatment, no matter how personal or hurtful. She instantly forgives her mentor, friends, friends and brother. They her mentor for shunning and abandoning her after they were all EasilyForgiven suckered in by one little apology episode's villain. She forgives Trixie for banishing her from her home and turning it into a crapsack {{Egopolis}}. She includes the backstabbing Discord as one of the friends she frees by Applejack only.
giving up her magic to villain Tirek. Finally, when Starlight Glimmer goes on a [[ItsPersonal personal]] time-travel crusade to retroactively destroy all of Twilight's friendships (and, unwittingly, turns Equestria into a CrapsackWorld while she's at it) Twilight fights her to a standstill, talks her down, and... ''takes Starlight on as her personal student'' in friendship.
--->'''Starlight Glimmer''': I still can't believe you're letting me stay here... as your pupil... after everything I did.\\
'''Twilight Sparkle''': Well, I'm not one to dwell on the past, and neither should you.
** In both "Griffon the Brush-Off" and "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone," Pinkie Pie is repeatedly yelled at and mistreated by Gilda the Griffon. Yet Pinkie's cheerful optimism never waivers, wavers, and she continues to try to befriend Gilda with parties, sweets, and jocularity.
1st Apr '16 2:50:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted heavily in [[AesopsFables Aesop's fable]] "TheFarmerAndTheViper". The titular farmer shows compassion to the snake, but his [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished good deed]] [[JustForPun comes back to bite him]]. The moral? [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop "Kindness is thrown away upon the evil."]]

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* Subverted heavily in [[AesopsFables [[Literature/AesopsFables Aesop's fable]] "TheFarmerAndTheViper". The titular farmer shows compassion to the snake, but his [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished good deed]] [[JustForPun comes back to bite him]]. The moral? [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop "Kindness is thrown away upon the evil."]]
25th Feb '16 12:23:53 PM colabomb
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Note: The above is certainly one interpretation of the meaning of "turn the other cheek", however it is not the only, as many very early Christians, and some modern Christians, advocate total pacifism. Considering the Woman taken in Adultery (he who is without sin cast the first stone), the issue is far more complicated than the above would indicate.

14th Feb '16 9:40:50 AM Cathy2708
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*Saint John Paul II visited Ali Agca (the man who tried to assassinate him), in prison and forgave him.
12th Feb '16 4:02:36 AM sunwufan47
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* Happens in [[spoiler:the ending of]] ''Anime/{{Gungrave}}''. Brandon and Harry start out as best friends since childhood. [[spoiler:Later, Harry is consumed by his ambitions and murders Brandon, prompting his change to a necrolyzer named Beyond the Grave. Soon, Harry has all his loved ones killed one by one except Mika, who manages to escape from him. Brandon is then woken up by Mika to seek revenge on Harry. However, in the end, Brandon chooses to forgive Harry because they've always been friends, and this resolves their conflict and fixes the broken bond.]]
16th Jan '16 10:08:57 PM azul120
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* Dr. Tenma in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' seems to hold this attitude in general, and [[spoiler: he eventually saves the life of the main villain, knowing full well what he's done]].

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* Done by both Momoka and Ange towards Riza in ''Anime/CrossAnge'', the latter who aiding Julio in making Ange's life hell while she acted as TheMole (and evidently for the dragon invasion in episode 11). Also both Ange and the dragons.
* Dr. Tenma in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' seems to hold this attitude in general, and [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he eventually saves the life of the main villain, knowing full well what he's done]].
8th Jan '16 1:39:48 PM Willbyr
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* Yukiteru Amano in ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' is infamous for this. The most notable instance is when [[spoiler: his dad tries to kill him [[ItMakesSenseInContext by breaking his cell phone]] (though he wasn't aware of the effect and was trying to pay off a debt), takes Yuki's parachute to escape from a burning building, and ''kills Yuki's mom'' within the course of one episode. After said dad offers to turn himself in, Yuki's willing to forgive him for all of this.]] However, [[spoiler: SlippingAMickey and keeping him tied to a chair for a week didn't go over so well with him]], but even then, he ''still'' forgives [[spoiler: [[{{Yandere}} Yuno]]]] for it later.

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* Yukiteru Amano in ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' ''Manga/FutureDiary'' is infamous for this. The most notable instance is when [[spoiler: his dad tries to kill him [[ItMakesSenseInContext by breaking his cell phone]] (though he wasn't aware of the effect and was trying to pay off a debt), takes Yuki's parachute to escape from a burning building, and ''kills Yuki's mom'' within the course of one episode. After said dad offers to turn himself in, Yuki's willing to forgive him for all of this.]] However, [[spoiler: SlippingAMickey and keeping him tied to a chair for a week didn't go over so well with him]], but even then, he ''still'' forgives [[spoiler: [[{{Yandere}} Yuno]]]] for it later.
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