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4th Nov '16 8:17:53 AM Mhazard
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* Another example in ''Literature/BookOfProverbs'': "If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you." Proverbs 25:21-22.
31st Oct '16 12:44:23 PM superstrijder15
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** Notable is that the Jews generally hit someone on the right side(considered the clean side of the body) with the left hand(considerd the 'dirty'/unclean side of the body).
8th Aug '16 9:37:13 PM redandready45
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* ''Literature/{{Schooled}}'': Cap grew into a patient pacifist thinks to his hippie upbringing. Despite being subjected to every cruel prank possible by Zach and the other bullies at Claverage, they simply can't get a rise out of him.
6th Aug '16 4:45:28 PM mkmckoy
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->"''You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, [[TropeNamer turn to him the other]] also; and if any one would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well; and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.''"

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->"''You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, [[TropeNamer turn to him him]] [[BeamMeUpScotty the other]] also; other also]]; and if any one would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well; and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.''"
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.
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