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29th Aug '16 2:14:15 PM Lullaby22
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* Played with in ''Series/TheKicks''. "Breakaway" sees Devin getting the standard punishments for the events of "Go Big or Go Home": Two weeks without her phone, laptop, and, because she mouthed off about the previous two, television privileges. She's initially as devastated as you might expect, but by the end of the episode, she decides that she didn't mind being unplugged for a little while. She even declines her parents' offer to return all of the above early.
28th Aug '16 10:03:24 PM CaptainTedium
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* A case of this happens in ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'' in the episode "A Good Nephew is Hard to Find". After Granny's nephew Paul Freleng is found out as being behind the {{Kaiju}} sightings, he is sentenced to 200 hours of community service working as a costumed carnival mascot. He ends up enjoying it so much that he signs up for even more hours of community service.
24th Aug '16 2:43:54 AM Kazmahu
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* ''LightNovel/Overlord2012'': As punishment for [[spoiler:a mind-controlled defection and requiring expensive resources to resurrect]], Ainz order Shalltear to act as a living chair for him during a meeting. Thing is, Shalltear is ''[[TooKinkyToTorture incredibly depraved]]'' and is soon panting and squirming under him. The trope gets played with, as Ainz was completely aware that would happen, despite his station requiring him to hand out discipline, he feels like the above spoiler was his fault. So he picks something Shalltear won't mind, but that he finds deeply uncomfortable.
23rd Aug '16 6:36:09 AM DisillusionedJoey
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* In the Creator/OHenry story "The Cop and the Anthem" a hobo named Soapy attempts to invoke this, hoping for a relatively warm and safe winter in prison. Despite all his efforts this fails, until he's inspired by organ music to try to change his life. Naturally he's immediately arrested for vagrancy.
22nd Aug '16 8:29:26 PM LinTaylor
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** In another episode, Bobby is punished with summer school because he wrote in his Texas History textbook. Hank is upset, but then he finds out that what Bobby wrote was a speech Hank had given earlier about the Alamo, presenting the bare facts rather than the "pop history" version that depicts the Texans as drunken cowards. Smiling, Hank says that since Bobby has to take summer classes anyway, he might as well skip school the next day and they both take a trip to Six Flags.
22nd Aug '16 8:14:52 PM LinTaylor
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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in "Homer the Great", where Homer takes the Stonecutters' Oath, which says that if he violates the organization's trust "may my stomach become bloated and my head be plucked of all but three hairs". Moe interrupts, saying that he thinks Homer should have to take a different oath, but Number 1 insists that "Everyone takes the same oath."
-->'''Moe:''' 'Cause he's already kind of heavy, you know, and...
17th Aug '16 6:22:54 PM Steven
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* Often when an adult punishes two children equally ("You're as bad as each other!"), the instigator gets just what they want: to see the other child get in trouble and isolate them from their support mechanism, at the 'cost' of a punishment that they themselves are too thick-skinned to take seriously. The fact that the adult often ''knows'' the children are bully and victim, and punishes them both to avoid losing face (by avoiding having to admit their personal failure or inability to prevent the bullying), rubs salt into the wound.

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* Often when an adult punishes two children equally ("You're as bad as each other!"), the instigator gets just what they want: to see the other child get in trouble and isolate them from their support mechanism, at the 'cost' of a punishment that they themselves are too thick-skinned to take seriously. The fact that the adult often ''knows'' the children are bully and victim, and punishes them both to avoid losing face (by avoiding having to admit their personal failure or inability to prevent the bullying), rubs salt into the wound. This is also a similar case in schools where zero tolerance polices are enforced by punishing two students that get into a fight, regardless of the circumstances. Bullies that really hate someone will try to provoke their victim into fighting them so that the school punishes them for fighting. This can take a turn for the worse if the victim also realizes that they'll be punished no matter what and will have little reason to hold back.
15th Aug '16 7:25:22 AM HappyMan
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* In Fanfic/IAmNotGoingThroughPubertyAgain, Itachi's punishment for committing the Uchiha massacre is being stripped of his ANBU Captain rank and being demoted to Chunin. Justified, since the Hokage decided to make the attempted Uchiha coup public, and thus Itachi's actions were seen under a completely new light. The demotion came because, since he killed his almost entire family, he had to face SOME form of punishment.
20th Jul '16 8:48:24 AM Trogdor
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* Discussed, then invoked, in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''. Near the end of the school year, JerkJock Brad pranks the school principal by sending him a cake which bursts apart when cut, for which he gets suspended. The main characters discuss the fact that this seems to be a pathetic punishment, because it's no secret he didn't like school anyway. This causes Jake Long, who is sick of the responsibilities that come with being the American Dragon, to pull the same prank on the Dragon Council, who punish him by removing his ability to become a dragon for one week.

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* Discussed, Played straight, discussed, then invoked, invoked in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''. Near the end of the school year, JerkJock Brad pranks the school principal by sending him a cake which which, when cut, bursts apart when cut, in his face, for which he gets suspended. The main characters discuss the fact that this seems to be a pathetic punishment, because it's no secret he Brad didn't like school anyway. This causes Jake Long, who is sick of the responsibilities that come with being the American Dragon, to pull the same prank on the Dragon Council, who punish him by removing his ability to become a dragon for one week.
14th Jul '16 1:47:36 PM Daethalion
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* At the beginning of the second story arc of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Haley maneuvers her teammates into pulling one of these on her - she plants five ordinary rocks into the loot pile and then tries to keep them all to herself when dividing spoils, [[BatmanGambit knowing that the others would assume this meant the rocks were extraordinary valuable because she would never willingly pass up a chance to earn wealth.]] Naturally, her 'punishment' is to be denied all of the rocks, which get split evenly among the other five team members. She gets a double portion of gold as consolation.

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* At the beginning of the second story arc of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Haley maneuvers her teammates into pulling one of these on her - she plants five ordinary rocks into the loot pile and then tries to keep them all to herself when dividing spoils, [[BatmanGambit knowing that the others would assume this meant the rocks were extraordinary extraordinarily valuable because she would never willingly pass up a chance to earn wealth.]] Naturally, her 'punishment' is to be denied all of the rocks, which get split evenly among the other five team members. She gets a double portion of gold as consolation.
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