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22nd Aug '16 8:46:09 AM bjshipley1
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* Tywin in ''Series/GameofThrones'' 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.

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* Tywin in ''Series/GameofThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'' 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.
21st Aug '16 4:26:41 PM kithas
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*** Note also that Paarthurnax not only "Isn't a Tyrant" but actually suffered a [[HeelFaceTurn]] and gives the good guys the skill neeeded to defeat Alduin.

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*** Note also that Paarthurnax not only "Isn't a Tyrant" but actually suffered a [[HeelFaceTurn]] [[HeelFaceTurn Heel-Face Turn]] and gives the good guys the skill neeeded to defeat Alduin.
21st Aug '16 4:25:43 PM kithas
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*** Note also that Paarthurnax not only "Isn't a Tyrant" but actually suffered a [[HeelFaceTurn]] and gives the good guys the skill neeeded to defeat Alduin.
21st Aug '16 2:46:41 PM Statzkeen
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* Referenced in ''TheBible'': "We are unworthy servants, for all we did was our duty."

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* Referenced in ''TheBible'': ''Literature/TheBible'': "We are unworthy servants, for all we did was our duty."
21st Aug '16 2:46:13 PM Statzkeen
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* Referenced in ''TheBible'': "We are unworthy servants, for all we did was our duty."
4th Aug '16 1:58:03 PM SomeoneElse17
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Bob just [[HobbesWasRight isn't good by default.]] Where some people cleave to good behavior more or less naturally, Bob does not, either through being a {{Jerkass}} or an outright villain. He needs to be pushed and prodded -- by himself and others -- into being a decent person, and because this process is a struggle for him and because his good behavior is above and beyond how he might be acting otherwise, he believes he deserves exceptional acknowledgement for his efforts.

This person Wants A Prize For Basic Decency. A character expects extra kudos for behaving in a situation like a decent human being instead of a {{Jerkass}}, even though basic humanity is expected of others by default.

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Bob just [[HobbesWasRight isn't good by default.]] default]]. Where some people cleave to good behavior more or less naturally, Bob does not, either through being a {{Jerkass}} or an outright villain. He needs to be pushed and prodded -- by himself and others -- into being a decent person, and because this process is a struggle for him and because his good behavior is above and beyond how he might be acting otherwise, he believes he deserves exceptional acknowledgement for his efforts.

This person Wants A a Prize For for Basic Decency. A character expects extra kudos for behaving in a situation like a decent human being instead of a {{Jerkass}}, even though basic humanity is expected of others by default.
30th Jul '16 6:09:26 PM nombretomado
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* One DaveBarry column has this insight into the male mindset: being little more than toilet-trained cavemen, they will occasionally perform an act of great heroism like doing the laundry without being asked or making spaghetti without setting the house on fire, only to be confused when other people (read: women) don't consider this an accomplishment worthy of a Nobel Prize.

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* One DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry column has this insight into the male mindset: being little more than toilet-trained cavemen, they will occasionally perform an act of great heroism like doing the laundry without being asked or making spaghetti without setting the house on fire, only to be confused when other people (read: women) don't consider this an accomplishment worthy of a Nobel Prize.
17th Jul '16 12:53:20 PM Valiona
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* In ''Fanfic/TheStalkingZukoSeries'', after Katara vigorously argues in favor of women's rights at a dinner for the Southern Water Tribe, her father Hakoda comes up to her and has a talk with her about it. He says that he's confused as to where Katara's desire to be equal to the men came from, and says that he's a good parent because, among other things, he doesn't [[DomesticAbuser beat his wife]] [[AbusiveParents or children]] and tried to treat her as an equal. Katara is not pleased when she hears that.
-->'''Katara''': Oh, so you never smacked me and Sokka about, you listened to me sometimes, and you gave me an even break [[LampshadeHanging That is how it should be dad!]]
13th Jul '16 5:45:24 AM starofjusticev21
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* In the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series, the main characters are a family of vampires, the Cullens, who don't kill humans for blood, instead killing wild animals for blood. Bella and the Cullens think of themselves as saintly people with a caring regard for humans, but as portrayed, while the the Cullens might not kill them for blood anymore they don't seem to care what happens to humans as long as the bad things aren't their fault and don't interfere with their own personal comforts. The Cullens are constantly smug about their superiority over the humans it would bother them to kill, all their best friends are vampires who still kill humans for blood, the Cullens think nothing of committing other crimes and destroying other people's property to suit their own ends (the most notorious being Edward pulling off Bella's distributor cap so she can't visit a boy he doesn't like her being around), most of them look down on the Quileute werewolves as a lesser race (even though the Quileutes' babysitting of Bella is the only reason she made it out of the second book alive), and the Cullens have a strict hands-off policy about violent vampires unless and until those other vampires show they might be a problem for the Cullens themselves.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series, the main characters are a family of vampires, the Cullens, who don't kill humans for blood, instead killing wild animals for blood. Bella and the Cullens think of themselves as saintly people with a caring regard for humans, but as portrayed, while the the Cullens might not kill them for blood anymore they don't seem to care what happens to humans as long as the bad things aren't their fault and don't interfere with their own personal comforts. The Cullens are constantly smug about their superiority over the humans it would bother them to kill, all their best friends are vampires who still kill humans for blood, the Cullens think nothing of committing other crimes and destroying other people's property to suit their own ends (the most notorious being Edward pulling off Bella's distributor cap so she can't visit a boy he doesn't like her being around), most of them look down on the Quileute werewolves as a lesser race if not outright vermin (even though the Quileutes' babysitting of Bella is the only reason she made it out of the second book alive), and the Cullens have a strict hands-off policy about violent vampires unless and until those other vampires show they might be a problem for the Cullens themselves.
26th Jun '16 6:31:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the final ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' book, two female characters learn that AllMenArePerverts, and gain a newfound appreciation for the amount of restraint the average man shows in not raping them. Yeesh...

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* In the final ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' book, two female characters learn that AllMenArePerverts, and gain a newfound appreciation for the amount of restraint the average man shows in not raping them. Yeesh...
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