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2nd Oct '17 8:15:57 AM DoctorNemesis
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* One episode of ''Series/{{Lucifer|2016}}'' ends with Det. Decker drunkenly throwing herself at Lucifer after thinking that her ex-husband was leaving her and Trixie for good (he'd actually been kidnapped.) Lucifer is too freaked out to take advantage of her, and instead lets her sleep it off at his place. The very next episode has him crowing about how good he is just because he didn't take advantage of Chloe.

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* One episode of ''Series/{{Lucifer|2016}}'' ends with Det. Decker drunkenly throwing herself at Lucifer after thinking that her ex-husband was leaving her and Trixie for good (he'd actually been kidnapped.) Lucifer is too freaked out to take advantage of her, and instead lets her sleep it off at his place. The very next episode has him crowing about how good he is just because he didn't take advantage of Chloe. Of course, this ''is'' the literal Devil we're discussing here, so his standards of "basic decency" are arguably somewhat skewed to begin with.
2nd Oct '17 2:43:31 AM BattleMaster
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', after rescuing Shepard and team from a volcanic eruption, Joker makes a comment about expecting a medal for the timely save. Renegade Shepard responds thusly:

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', after rescuing Shepard and team from a volcanic eruption, Joker makes a comment about expecting a medal for the timely save. Renegade Shepard Shepard, who leans toward this trope on more than one occasion, responds thusly:
28th Sep '17 5:53:02 AM Giantleviathan
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TruthInTelevision, this is a common excuse used by many real life domestic abusers. "Yes, I horribly mistreated my son, but I also gave him a roof over his head and fed him. He should be grateful!"
19th Sep '17 12:23:46 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Yondu constantly reminds Peter Quill that were it not for him, his crew would have eaten him when he was a child. It's implied he's been bringing it up for the past twenty-six years. He mentions in an offhand comment in the sequel that he'd though Quill knew he was kidding.

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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Yondu constantly reminds Peter Quill that were it not for him, his crew would have eaten him when he was a child. It's implied he's been bringing it up for the past twenty-six years. He mentions in an offhand comment in the sequel that he'd though thought Quill knew he was kidding.
19th Aug '17 8:45:46 PM GreatWyrmGold
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** After Dende heals him as part of his DeliberateInjuryGambit during the fight with Frieza, the first thing Vegeta does afterwards is kick Dende aside and angrily tell him to be grateful he didn't decide to kill him. This is despite the fact that, as Dende himself pointed out beforehand, Vegeta was just as evil and cruel as Frieza and had personally killed numerous innocent Namekians, and Dende had ''no reason whatsoever'' to help him.

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** After Dende heals him as part of his DeliberateInjuryGambit during the fight with Frieza, the first thing Vegeta does afterwards is kick Dende aside and angrily tell him to be grateful he didn't decide to kill him. This is despite the fact that, as Dende himself pointed out beforehand, Vegeta was just as evil and cruel as Frieza and had personally killed numerous innocent Namekians, and Dende had ''no reason whatsoever'' to help him.him (aside from the hope that he would fight Frieza and leave Dende alone).
23rd Jul '17 2:34:59 PM gb00393
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* In [[Recap/GameOfThronesS3E10Mhysa the final episode of season three]] of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Tywin Lannister refers to his act of not drowning his ''infant son'' as an example of how he makes personal sacrifices for the good of his family. Tyrion is so horrified by the declaration that he fails to make the slightest retort... a very rare moment for him. Especially as ''he'' was the infant in question. The realization that his father despises him with every fiber of his being and the only reason he's still alive is because his father couldn't find a way to ''legally'' kill him is the turning point of his life to that point - [[spoiler:which ultimately leads Tyrion to kill Tywin after he declares Tyrion guilty of Joffrey's murder]].

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* In [[Recap/GameOfThronesS3E10Mhysa the final episode of season three]] of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Tywin Lannister angrily refers to his act of not drowning his ''infant son'' but instead raising him and acknowledging him as such as an example of how he makes personal sacrifices for the good of his family. Tyrion is so horrified by the declaration that he fails to make the slightest retort... a very rare moment for him. Especially as ''he'' was the infant in question. The realization that his father despises him with every fiber of his being and the only reason he's still alive is because his father couldn't find a way to ''legally'' kill him is the turning point of his life to that point - [[spoiler:which ultimately leads Tyrion to kill Tywin after he declares Tyrion guilty of Joffrey's murder]].
10th Jul '17 6:00:52 AM tigerstar
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** Explored further in the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E12DiscordantHarmony Discordant Harmony]]", where Discord hosts a tea party for Fluttershy and tries to make her feel at home by completely removing anything bizarre from his home and changing his behaviour to being impeccably nice. This backfires as the complete lack of chaos causes him to [[CessationOfExistence start fading from existence]] - Discord ''cannot'' act too "nice" or normal, or he ceases to be!
6th Jul '17 4:10:46 PM HeroicJay
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' character Strong Bad argues that he does ''plenty'' to help the environment, and that he deserves credit for his "most significant contributions": not dropping pianos on [[GranolaGirl Marzipan's]] head, and refraining from watering her garden with bleach as he apparently once did (preferring now to dump used cigarette butts on them instead.)
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6th Jul '17 2:00:16 PM MarkLungo
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* Invoked in ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'', when Dorian realizes that his painting is reflecting all the hedonism he's committed, and thinks that not picking up this country girl he comes across will improve it. The painting promptly develops a smug grin of hypocrisy.

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* Invoked in ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'', when Dorian realizes that his painting is reflecting all the hedonism he's committed, and thinks that not picking up this country girl he comes across will improve it. The painting promptly develops a smug grin of hypocrisy.{{hypocrisy}}.



* In ''Literature/AndEternity'' by Piers Anthony, two female characters are temporarily transformed into males, and learn that AllMenArePerverts, gaining a newfound appreciation for the amount of restraint the average man shows in not raping them. Yeesh...

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* In ''Literature/AndEternity'' by Piers Anthony, Creator/PiersAnthony, two female characters are temporarily transformed into males, and learn that AllMenArePerverts, gaining a newfound appreciation for the amount of restraint the average man shows in not raping them. Yeesh...
6th Jul '17 1:57:28 PM MarkLungo
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* A downplayed example appears in ''Film/InTheLoop''. Toby, an aide of British cabinet minister Simon, is in Washington D.C for a meeting with a senior American government official. The night before, he goes out clubbing with an old university friend, hooks up with her and oversleeps, resulting in him missing the first half of the meeting. After Simon "reads him some extracts from the Riot Act" in response, Toby protests on the grounds that "it's not like I threw up in there, is it?" Unfortunately for him Simon's not impressed with this line of defence:

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* A downplayed example appears in during ''Film/InTheLoop''. Toby, an aide of British cabinet minister Simon, is in Washington D.C UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC for a meeting with a senior American government official. The night before, he goes out clubbing with an old university friend, hooks up with her and oversleeps, resulting in him missing the first half of the meeting. After Simon "reads him some extracts from the Riot Act" in response, Toby protests on the grounds that "it's not like I threw up in there, is it?" Unfortunately for him Simon's not impressed with this line of defence:
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