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25th Aug '16 12:52:35 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "Moving Violation", a suspect is punched in the face by his father while he is in jail, and then accuses Sheriff Metzger of police brutality.
18th Aug '16 8:32:54 PM PaulA
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* Actually used by the protagonists in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Komarr]]''. When Ekaterin and her elderly Aunt Vorthys are captured by terrorists, Ekaterin uses her aunt's heart condition to guilt their captors into letting them out of confinement and into a more escape-able situation.
1st Aug '16 7:03:44 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/{{Guilt}}'': To protect herself in jail, Grace uses a shank to stab herself so it will look like the women bullying her did it and she'll be sent to the hospital.
31st Jul '16 9:31:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Goosebumps}}'': In "The Haunted House Game" episode, a little girl lures older kids to the abandoned house by claiming that she lost her cat there so that they'll find and play [[TheGamePlaysYou the deadly board game]]. At the end of the episode [[HereWeGoAgain she performs the same trick with another set of victims]].
25th Jul '16 2:33:23 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} Paladin of Souls]]'', Ista threatened the head of her guards with this to make him give in to her demands after they were both rescued from a raiding party.

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* In ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} Paladin of Souls]]'', ''Literature/PaladinOfSouls'', Ista threatened the head of her guards with this to make him give in to her demands after they were both rescued from a raiding party.
14th Jul '16 1:30:55 PM Caps-luna
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* Vade of tumblr is the most infamous example on a site that is very ''very'' infamous for this tactic. Unfortunately she and a like minded group of followers not only used it to gain sympathy and support, but also to attack[[note]]Having her followers spam the message inboxes of the victims, essentially forcing them to either leave Tumblr or start again under a new identity[[/note]] people she felt had wronged here (especially those who called her out for her cruel tactics.) So that she could always remain the victim, she adopted an number of fake mental problems that she could conveniently also blame whenever anyone accused her of anything. Its widely believed she intentionally drove her boyfriend to suicide just to earn more sympathy and so she could play this card more. Essentially she used this trope to become one of the most prolific cyber-bullies of all time.
9th Jul '16 9:55:08 PM NWolfman
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* Some college students have been known to exaggerate their heavy workload or personal problems (up to and including lying about family members being sick or dying) in the hopes of getting better grades for shoddy work.
6th Jul '16 7:39:41 PM MsChibi
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* Some people will, after a breakup, try to get revenge or paint themselves as "the good guy/girl" by telling everyone that their ex was a scumbag (e.g. that the ex cheated, or was abusive, or "won't stop calling," or was simply [[PsychoExGirlfriend "crazy."]], the list goes on), while conveniently downplaying their own wrongdoing during the relationship. This is also the impetus behind "revenge porn": namely, telling everyone that the ex was a "slut" anyway.

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* Some people will, after a breakup, try to get revenge or paint themselves as "the good guy/girl" by telling everyone that their ex was a scumbag even though they weren't (e.g. that the ex cheated, or was abusive, or "won't stop calling," or was simply [[PsychoExGirlfriend "crazy."]], the list goes on), while conveniently downplaying their own wrongdoing during the relationship. This is also the impetus behind "revenge porn": namely, telling everyone that the ex was a "slut" anyway.
5th Jul '16 2:34:17 PM DesertDragon
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* Some people will, after a breakup, try to get revenge or paint themselves as "the good guy/girl" by telling everyone that their ex was a scumbag. (e.g. that the ex cheated, or was abusive, or "won't stop calling," or was simply [[PsychoExGirlfriend "crazy."]], the list goes on). This is also the impetus behind "revenge porn": namely, telling everyone that the ex was a "slut" anyway.

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* Some people will, after a breakup, try to get revenge or paint themselves as "the good guy/girl" by telling everyone that their ex was a scumbag. scumbag (e.g. that the ex cheated, or was abusive, or "won't stop calling," or was simply [[PsychoExGirlfriend "crazy."]], the list goes on).on), while conveniently downplaying their own wrongdoing during the relationship. This is also the impetus behind "revenge porn": namely, telling everyone that the ex was a "slut" anyway.
5th Jul '16 11:18:37 AM MsChibi
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* Some people will, after a breakup, try to get revenge or paint themselves as "the good guy/girl" by telling everyone that their ex was a scumbag. (e.g. that the ex cheated, or was abusive, or "won't stop calling," or was simply [[PsychoExGirlfriend "crazy."]], the list goes on). This is also the impetus behind "revenge porn": namely, telling everyone that the ex was a "slut" anyway.
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