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18th May '16 3:14:30 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''CSINewYork'' played with this idea. It featured a fat woman at a basketball game who was chosen to try to shoot a basket from half court as part of a promotion. An obnoxious heckler [[YouAreFat started mocking her for her weight]]. Because the incident was televised, she became an object of ridicule around the city, her boyfriend broke up with her, and complete strangers would come up to her on the street and tell her to eat a salad. Unlike in most cases, however, she wasn't forgotten; the episode was about the DisproportionateRetribution she brought on the heckler.

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* An episode of ''CSINewYork'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' played with this idea. It featured a fat woman at a basketball game who was chosen to try to shoot a basket from half court as part of a promotion. An obnoxious heckler [[YouAreFat started mocking her for her weight]]. Because the incident was televised, she became an object of ridicule around the city, her boyfriend broke up with her, and complete strangers would come up to her on the street and tell her to eat a salad. Unlike in most cases, however, she wasn't forgotten; the episode was about the DisproportionateRetribution she brought on the heckler.
24th Feb '16 5:29:34 AM MegaMarioMan
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* The Jackass-inspired series of adverts for [[RatchetAndClank Ratchet & Clank]] that ran from the mid-to-late 2000's absolutely revelled in this trope. Each advert showcased a bunch of young boys using a weapon from the series of games, always to disastrous results:

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* The Jackass-inspired series of adverts for [[RatchetAndClank Ratchet & Clank]] Franchise/RatchetAndClank that ran from the mid-to-late 2000's absolutely revelled in this trope. Each advert showcased a bunch of young boys using a weapon from the series of games, always to disastrous results:
7th Feb '16 8:12:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis", the Gang, repeatedly and unknowingly, hit this one guy's car, eventually totaling it and sending it into flames. This is then promptly lampshaded when the guy goes mad from his misfortune--though our leads, being JerkAss[=es=], fail to notice or care.
* On {{Warehouse 13}}, there are many artifacts that control a person, usually causing them to try to murder people. After an artifact is neutralized, they are usually freed from its control. It's rarely discussed whether they end up in jail for the rest of their lives because they happened to own an evil antique.

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* In ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis", the Gang, repeatedly and unknowingly, hit this one guy's car, eventually totaling it and sending it into flames. This is then promptly lampshaded when the guy goes mad from his misfortune--though our leads, being JerkAss[=es=], fail to notice or care.
* On {{Warehouse 13}}, ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'', there are many artifacts that control a person, usually causing them to try to murder people. After an artifact is neutralized, they are usually freed from its control. It's rarely discussed whether they end up in jail for the rest of their lives because they happened to own an evil antique.
17th Aug '15 6:21:57 PM smalltime
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "Fraudcast News", Squeaky-Voiced Teen accidentally crushes a man when attempting to commit suicide by jumping off a cliff. The man's girlfriend, who he had just been making out with, makes Squeaky-Voiced Teen her new boyfriend.
23rd Jul '15 6:47:49 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Fanfic/FantasyOfUtterRidiculousness'', the [[{{VideoGame/Touhou}} Three Mischevious Fairies]] are fascinated by some Pop TV memorabilia that they find. This being a crossover with MegasXLR, where anything Pop TV-related gets blown to pieces, a stray missile inevitably explodes right where the trio is standing.

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* In ''Fanfic/FantasyOfUtterRidiculousness'', the [[{{VideoGame/Touhou}} Three Mischevious Fairies]] are fascinated by some Pop TV memorabilia that they find. This being a crossover with MegasXLR, ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', where anything Pop TV-related gets blown to pieces, a stray missile inevitably explodes right where the trio is standing.
4th Jul '15 7:20:49 PM bomberman121890
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* Victimized Bystander, This bystander is usually used for comical or exemplified purposes: their cars will explode, houses wrecked or they will be assaulted. Quintessential example of that is the Cabbage Man from WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender. It's a RunningGag that the Gang will somehow cause his cabbage cart to get destroyed and he'll scream [[CatchPhrase "MY CABBAGES!"]]. His life might not be ruined forever, but his livelihood is ruined for at least the rest of the day

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* Victimized Bystander, This bystander is usually used for comical or exemplified purposes: their cars will explode, houses wrecked or they will be assaulted. Quintessential example of that is the Cabbage Man from WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender. It's a RunningGag that the Gang Gaang will somehow cause his cabbage cart to get destroyed and he'll scream [[CatchPhrase "MY CABBAGES!"]]. His life might not be ruined forever, but his livelihood is ruined for at least the rest of the day
21st Jun '15 8:17:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/ulpFiction'' after Butch runs him over a disoriented Marsellus Wallace starts shooting wildly into the crowd around Butch's wrecked car, missing Butch but hitting an innocent bystander who falls to the ground screaming.

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* In ''Film/ulpFiction'' ''Film/PulpFiction'' after Butch runs him over a disoriented Marsellus Wallace starts shooting wildly into the crowd around Butch's wrecked car, missing Butch but hitting an innocent bystander who falls to the ground screaming.
21st Jun '15 8:05:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Disney's ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'' opening song ''There's A Party Here In Agrabah'', Genie transforms a female bystander into fatter version of herself with glasses, before moving on with the rest of the song.
* In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', there is a fat tourist with an ice-cream cone, which he drops any time he runs into Lilo. In his last scene, the ice-cream is knocked off by the wing of a passing spaceship.
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* In Disney's ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'' opening song ''There's A Party Here In Agrabah'', Genie transforms a female bystander into fatter version of herself with glasses, before moving on with the rest of the song.



* In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', there is a fat tourist with an ice-cream cone, which he drops any time he runs into Lilo. In his last scene, the ice-cream is knocked off by the wing of a passing spaceship.
21st Jun '15 8:04:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In [[Film/MenInBlack Men In Black II]], it's implied the video store guy murders his mother after being neuralized by the protagonists and misinterpreting their commands.

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* In [[Film/MenInBlack Men In Black II]], ''Film/MenInBlackII'', it's implied the video store guy murders his mother after being neuralized by the protagonists and misinterpreting their commands.



* [[NominalImportance The "Very Unimportant Person"]] in [[Film/OceansEleven Ocean's Thirteen]] has one of the worst nights of his life just because he was doing his job -- reviewing the antagonist's hotel while Danny Ocean's gang was working multiple cons to ensure its opening would be disastrous. At least after harassing him, humiliating him, and making him physically ill, [[AvertedTrope this trope is later averted]] when they fix a slot machine so he wins an 11 million dollar jackpot.
* In ''PulpFiction'' after Butch runs him over a disoriented Marsellus Wallace starts shooting wildly into the crowd around Butch's wrecked car, missing Butch but hitting an innocent bystander who falls to the ground screaming.

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* [[NominalImportance The "Very Unimportant Person"]] in [[Film/OceansEleven Ocean's Thirteen]] ''Film/OceansThirteen'' has one of the worst nights of his life just because he was doing his job -- reviewing the antagonist's hotel while Danny Ocean's gang was working multiple cons to ensure its opening would be disastrous. At least after harassing him, humiliating him, and making him physically ill, [[AvertedTrope this trope is later averted]] when they fix a slot machine so he wins an 11 million dollar jackpot.
* In ''PulpFiction'' ''Film/ulpFiction'' after Butch runs him over a disoriented Marsellus Wallace starts shooting wildly into the crowd around Butch's wrecked car, missing Butch but hitting an innocent bystander who falls to the ground screaming.
24th May '15 4:02:16 PM whatireallylike
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* This commercial for Turkish chips depicts three guys on the beach who discover that their snacks have MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the power to suck in and shrink people]]. One of the guys use it to suck in a poor woman, who he then promptly devours. They then try to repeat the process with a lady on a boat, but just as she is about to be eaten she is saved by a group of women who get the guys back by doing the same to them.

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* This commercial for Turkish chips depicts three guys on the beach who discover that their snacks have MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the power to suck in and shrink people]]. One of the guys use it to suck in a poor woman, who he then promptly devours. They then try to repeat the process with a lady on a boat, but just as she is about to be eaten she is saved by a group of women who get the guys back by doing the same to them.



* The [[Jackass Jackass]]-inspired series of adverts for [[RatchetAndClank Ratchet & Clank]] that ran from the mid-to-late 2000's absolutely revelled in this trope. Each advert showcased a bunch of young boys using a weapon from the series of games, always to disastrous results:

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* The [[Jackass Jackass]]-inspired Jackass-inspired series of adverts for [[RatchetAndClank Ratchet & Clank]] that ran from the mid-to-late 2000's absolutely revelled in this trope. Each advert showcased a bunch of young boys using a weapon from the series of games, always to disastrous results:
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