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24th Jun '17 5:56:09 PM ChronoLegion
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* At the end of [[Creator/JohnHemry Jack Campbell]]'s ''Vanguard'' (of ''The Genesis Fleet'' prequel series), Lieutenant Robert Geary and Sergeant-turned-Major Melee Darcy have just saved the nascent colony of Glenlyon from the much better equipped Scathans, seeking to conquer Glenlyon. How does the Glenlyon Council thank them for doing the impossible, getting hurt in the process, and losing many of their sailors/soldiers? Why, a pat on the back and an assignment to a third-rate posting in the new Glenlyon fleet and ground forces, respectively (with Melee demoted back to sergeant). Naturally, both tell the Council (well, most of them, there ''is'' one decent and grateful politician on the planet, actually) to go to hell and resign. Of course, this is par for the course with the author, who isn't of a high opinion of most politicians.

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* At the end of [[Creator/JohnHemry Jack Campbell]]'s ''Vanguard'' (of ''The Genesis Fleet'' prequel series), Lieutenant Robert Geary and Sergeant-turned-Major Melee Darcy have just saved the nascent colony of Glenlyon from the much better equipped Scathans, seeking to conquer Glenlyon. How does the Glenlyon Council thank them for doing the impossible, getting hurt in the process, and losing many of their sailors/soldiers? Why, a pat on the back and an assignment to a third-rate posting in the new Glenlyon fleet and ground forces, respectively (with Melee demoted back to sergeant). Naturally, both tell the Council (well, most of them, there ''is'' one decent and grateful politician on the planet, actually) to go to hell and resign. Of course, this is par for the course with the author, who isn't of a high opinion of most politicians. Notably averted with the government of Kosatka, who are extremely grateful to Geary and his crew for saving their planet from a hostile destroyer and send a ship of their own to help Glenlyon in return.
24th Jun '17 5:53:07 PM ChronoLegion
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* At the end of [[Creator/JohnHemry Jack Campbell]]'s ''Vanguard'' (of ''The Genesis Fleet'' prequel series), Lieutenant Robert Geary and Sergeant-turned-Major Melee Darcy have just saved the nascent colony of Glenlyon from the much better equipped Scathans, seeking to conquer Glenlyon. How does the Glenlyon Council thank them for doing the impossible, getting hurt in the process, and losing many of their sailors/soldiers? Why, a pat on the back and an assignment to a third-rate posting in the new Glenlyon fleet and ground forces, respectively (with Melee demoted back to sergeant). Naturally, both tell the Council (well, most of them, there ''is'' one decent and grateful politician on the planet, actually) to go to hell and resign. Of course, this is par for the course with the author, who isn't of a high opinion of most politicians.
17th Jun '17 9:28:42 AM Ciabella
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* In ''[[Literature/TheVampireChronicles Tale Of the Body Thief]]'' David Talbot is the only one of Lestat's friends willing to help him get his stolen body back. At the end of the novel Lestat "repays" David by [[spoiler: turning him into a vampire against his will.]]

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* In ''[[Literature/TheVampireChronicles The Tale Of of the Body Thief]]'' David Talbot is the only one of Lestat's friends willing to help him get his stolen body back. At the end of the novel Lestat "repays" David by [[spoiler: turning him into a vampire against his will.]]
17th Jun '17 9:28:05 AM Ciabella
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* In ''[[Literature/TheVampireChronicles Tale Of the Body Thief]]'' David Talbot is the only one of Lestat's friends willing to help him get his stolen body back. At the end of the novel Lestat "repays" David by [[spoiler: turning him into a vampire against his will.]]
17th Jun '17 8:58:11 AM AlienPatch
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* During the very beginning of ''VideoGame/GravityRush'' a father begs the PluckyGirl heroine to save his son, despite her having no memories of who she is and why she is different from normal people. Once she gets a grasp of her floating ability, she rescues the boy and even tries to save their house, only for both of them to blame her for their house being destroyed and accusing her of being evil. This becomes a constant theme throughout the game.

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* During the very beginning of ''VideoGame/GravityRush'' a father begs the PluckyGirl heroine to save his son, despite her having no memories of who she is and why she is different from normal people. Once she gets a grasp of her floating ability, she rescues the boy and even tries to save their house, only for both of them to blame her for their house being destroyed and accusing her of being evil. evil simply [[FantasticRacism because she's a girl with powers. This becomes a constant theme throughout the game.game]].
11th Jun '17 3:43:22 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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** In Episode 90, after [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack]] saves Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat from being impaled with sharp objects and then crushed to death by jumping in front of them, Mr. Cat's response is to call him a show-off. Yes, really.

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** In Episode 90, 92, after [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack]] saves Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat from being impaled with sharp objects and then crushed to death by jumping in front of them, Mr. Cat's response is to call him a show-off. Yes, really.
5th Jun '17 5:56:49 AM Daylight
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* During the very beginning of ''VideoGame/GravityRush'' a father begs the PluckyGirl heroine to save his son, despite her having no memories of who she is and why she is different from normal people. Once she gets a grasp of her floating ability, she rescues the boy and even tries to save their house, only for both of them to blame her for their house being destroyed and accusing her of being evil. This becomes a constant theme throughout the game.
3rd Jun '17 3:18:25 PM Wildstar93
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* ''Literature/GuardiansOfGaHoole'': After being burned by [[TheHero Soren]] in ''The Rescue'', Soren's BigBad brother Kludd is nursed back to health by Simon, a brown fish owl who's from a pilgrimage of owls bound to help others in need. Simon's reward? [[TheFarmerAndTheViper Getting murdered]] by a very ungrateful and [[FantasticRacism racist]] Kludd.
3rd Jun '17 3:09:30 PM Wildstar93
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--> '''Doug:''' ''[[VillainHasAPoint ...A guy like me, doesn’t have a lot to be thankful, but you, you got friends, a job, a nice work bed. You’ve got a good thing going here, never forget that]]''.
--> '''Rigby:''' ''What a windbag!, I thought he’d never shut up. I can’t believe you guys thought he was me. You must feel like idiots, right?''

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--> '''Doug:''' ''[[VillainHasAPoint ...[[VillainHasAPoint ...A guy like me, me doesn’t have a lot to be thankful, but you, you...you got friends, a job, a nice work bed. You’ve got a good thing going here, never here. Never forget that]]''.
that]].
--> '''Rigby:''' ''What What a windbag!, windbag! I thought he’d never shut up. I can’t believe you guys thought he was me. You must feel like idiots, right?''right?


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* In a season 5 episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', after killing most of the Daughters of Aku, Jack ends up saving the sole survivor, pre-HeelFaceTurn Ashi. When they get swallowed by a ginormous monster and Jack saves her from whatever lurks inside, Ashi (who is bound by chains at the time) is far from grateful, even trying to kill him when he's busy saving their skins.
-->'''[[ItMakesAsMuchSenseInContext Puffball]]''': ''(to Jack)'' What were you expecting, a hug and a kiss?
** Fortunately, this ends up getting subverted in later episodes, for Ashi undergoes a Heel Face Turn and is very grateful to Jack for helping her learn the truth about Aku.
27th May '17 8:20:36 PM ShorinBJ
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** A more straightforward example would be [[HateSink Val-Yor]] from "[[Recap/TeenTitansS4E6Troq Troq]]". Despite the fact that Starfire save his life and helped fulfill the mission, he still continues to act racist towards her with only a half-hearted compliment. In addition, even though the Titans did just as much work as him in the mission, when they defend her, he immediately accused them to be just as bad as the Tamaraneans, having not changed his opinion on them in the slightest.

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** A more straightforward example would be [[HateSink Val-Yor]] from "[[Recap/TeenTitansS4E6Troq Troq]]". Despite the fact that Starfire save his life and helped fulfill the mission, he still continues to act racist towards her with only a half-hearted compliment. In addition, even though the Titans did just as much work as him in the mission, when they defend her, he immediately accused accuses them to be of being just as bad as the Tamaraneans, having not changed his opinion on them in the slightest.
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