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16th Oct '17 3:04:47 PM Iris
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* ''Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller'' crosses this with CharacterDevelopment and HopeSpot to truly heartbreaking effect. After years of miserable loneliness, the universe seems to give John a break-he falls unexpectedly for the local GoodBadGirl and she gives him a rare taste of ease and connection. [[spoiler:She becomes a casualty of the SerialKiller ''he brought to town'']], and he spends the next book trying to escape the pull of a sanity-shattering DespairEventHorizon as a result.
29th Sep '17 6:30:09 PM WillBGood
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* In Creator/RoosterTeeth's ''Rage Quit'' videos, Creator/MichaelJones frequently points out an [[FakeDifficulty unfairly hard]] game's tendency to do this. For example, in the ''WebVideo/MortalKombat9'' video:

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* In Creator/RoosterTeeth's ''Rage Quit'' videos, Creator/MichaelJones frequently points out an [[FakeDifficulty unfairly hard]] game's tendency to do this. For example, in the ''WebVideo/MortalKombat9'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' video:
29th Sep '17 6:22:45 PM WillBGood
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* Normally, it's not the villain that is the most sympathetic character, however Shylock is more of a victim than a villain. So Scene 4 of Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' is very depressing. For example, Shylock believes that he will finally get his revenge thanks to the law, which he puts so much faith in. It looks like he will, and it seems as if the doctor Balthasar (really Portia in disguise) is actually on his side, and that he will actually get to have his revenge for Antonio being so cruel to him. However, Portia was only pretending to be on his side, and then said that he could have flesh without blood. This is clearly ridiculous, for you can't have flesh without blood, but the kangaroo court accepts it. Then, Shylock's faith in the law really gets crushed when Portia brings out the Alien Edict against him. Then Shylock loses almost everything, including his religion. Then Portia asks him cruelly if he is content. I even imagine her laughing when she asks him. Broken, Shylock says that he is content. Portia and everyone else were clearly toying with him, and that's allowed. Why because he is a Jew. Basically, in the Merchant of Venice, which is my favorite play, the villains are victimized and are more virtuous then the heroes! Antonio should have died! Poor guy!

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* Normally, it's not the villain that is the most sympathetic character, however Shylock is more of a victim than a villain. So but thanks to ValuesDissonance, Scene 4 of Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' is very depressing. For example, Shylock believes that he will finally get his revenge thanks to the law, which he puts so much faith in. It looks like he will, in, and it seems as if the doctor Balthasar (really Portia in disguise) is actually on his side, and that he will actually get to have his revenge for Antonio being so cruel to him. However, Portia was only pretending to be on his side, and then said that he could have flesh without blood. This is clearly ridiculous, for you can't have flesh without blood, but the kangaroo court accepts it. Then, Shylock's faith in the law really gets crushed when Portia brings out the Alien Edict against him. Then Shylock loses almost everything, including his religion. Then Portia asks him cruelly if he is content. I even imagine her laughing when she asks him. Broken, Shylock says that he is content. Portia and everyone else were clearly toying with him, and that's allowed. Why because he is a Jew. Basically, in the Merchant of Venice, which is my favorite play, the villains are victimized and are more virtuous then the heroes! Antonio should have died! Poor guy!
17th Sep '17 2:34:49 PM Gemser
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* ''Film/TheWorldOfKanako'': The narrator is bullied constantly and when he meets Kanako he finally seems to overcome his sucky life. It turns out that [[spoiler:Kanako just manipulates and corrupts him, and he gets killed after a series of even more suffering]].
22nd Aug '17 10:33:59 PM TommyTiger
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** There's also the one where the Rabbit dresses up like a kid, ''pays'' for a box of Trix, then the kids (read: little abominations) knock off his hat and steal the Trix.

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** There's also the one where the Rabbit dresses up like a kid, ''pays'' for a box of Trix, then the kids (read: little abominations) knock off his hat and steal the Trix.



** The single biggest moment goes to Plankton in the episode "Plankton's Regular": the episode starts with a man that regularly eats in the Chum Bucket and refuses to even eat a single Krabby Patty. Because of Mr. Krabs being jealous of him, [=SpongeBob=] and Krabs try everything to steal said customer from Plankton, to the point of trying to steal Plankton's recipe for chum. However, at the end of the episode, it's revealed that said customer was paid by Karen to eat in the Chum Bucket so Plankton would stop complaining about his lack of success, but he couldn't eat more chum anymore, regardless of the money (they already pumped his stomach many times). Plankton is left in tears while Krabs laugh at his misery. Note that, even having only one customer, Plankton immediately stopped trying to steal the Krabby Patty formula.

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** The single biggest moment goes to Plankton in the episode "Plankton's Regular": the episode starts with a man that regularly eats in the Chum Bucket and refuses to even eat a single Krabby Patty. Because of Mr. Krabs being jealous of him, he and [=SpongeBob=] and Krabs try everything to steal said customer from Plankton, to the point of trying to steal Plankton's recipe for chum. However, at the end of the episode, it's revealed that said customer was paid by Karen to eat in the Chum Bucket so Plankton would stop complaining about his lack of success, but he couldn't eat more chum anymore, regardless of the money (they already pumped his stomach many times). Plankton is left in tears while Krabs laugh at his misery. Note that, even having only one customer, Plankton immediately stopped trying to steal the Krabby Patty formula.
6th Jul '17 3:10:31 AM Liamdurf
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* The ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies, particularly the [[Film/SawIII third one]].
6th Jul '17 3:06:43 AM Liamdurf
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** The end of Season 6 ''may'' rectify this. Considering the above, "wait and see" is the best policy.
*** The trope was then painfully executed over the course of Season 7, driving House even further from happiness.
6th Jul '17 3:05:55 AM Liamdurf
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** The writers outdo themselves in their cruelty to House in the Season 5 finale.
24th Jun '17 11:19:42 AM Dravencour
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** Shinji... poor, poor Shinji. Specific example: That kind, charming young boy without any debilitating emotional trauma who actually cares for you? [[spoiler:He's actually an Angel, and you have to kill him]]. Sorry. As well as mid-series, where he begins to get some confidence, it seems that he has some chance to reconcile with his dad, and he feels in general a bit more like the hero of a more optimistic giant robot series -- needless to say, it doesn't last.

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** Shinji... poor, poor Shinji. The universe seems to have it out for this poor kid, such that anytime that things begin to look up for him or he tries to do something heroic or badass, something will inevitably happen to smack him right back down and send him into another HeroicBSOD or worse. Specific example: That kind, charming young boy without any debilitating emotional trauma who actually cares for you? [[spoiler:He's actually an Angel, and you have to kill him]]. Sorry. As well as mid-series, where he begins to get some confidence, it seems that he has some chance to reconcile with his dad, and he feels in general a bit more like the hero of a more optimistic giant robot series -- needless to say, it doesn't last.



** Asuka wakes up from a ConvenientComa in the movie and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome brings the awesome]] by going into combat within 5 minutes of getting out. She wipes out a whole army, so they send in these 9 [[FanNickname Har]][[EldritchAbomination pies]]. She only has 3 and a half minutes of battery power and a progressive knife against a nearly impossible to break AT Field, They have no pilots (so they can't be incapacitated as easily) and a copy of the best weapon in the series. Asuka wins before she runs out of time. [[spoiler:But the result is [[NauseaFuel really awful]]. She gets [[EyeScream speared through the eye]], her guts ripped open, and ''eaten alive'' while the poor girl is desperately trying to fight back. Then, it looks like it's going to get better as she is [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome STILL ALIVE]] despite having endured all of this. She reaches for the berserker mode button to reactivate the Eva and go back to kicking ass... but then they slice off her arm and [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impale her repeatedly]] until she dies.]]

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** Asuka wakes up from a ConvenientComa in the movie and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome brings the awesome]] by going into combat within 5 minutes of getting out. She wipes out a whole army, so they send in these 9 [[FanNickname Har]][[EldritchAbomination pies]]. She only has 3 and a half minutes of battery power and a progressive knife against a nearly impossible to break AT Field, They have no pilots (so they can't be incapacitated as easily) and a copy of the best weapon in the series. Asuka wins before she runs out of time. [[spoiler:But the result is [[NauseaFuel really awful]]. She gets [[EyeScream speared through the eye]], her guts ripped open, and ''eaten alive'' while the poor girl is desperately trying to fight back. Then, it looks like it's going to get better as she is [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome STILL ALIVE]] despite having endured all of this. She reaches for the berserker mode button to reactivate the Eva and go back to kicking ass... but then they slice off her arm and [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impale her repeatedly]] until she dies.]]]] And poor Shinji just has to come across the results, and it is anything but pretty.
22nd Jun '17 6:07:10 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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** Happens to [[JerkassWoobie Mr. Cat]] in [[spoiler: Episode 57]].

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** Happens to [[JerkassWoobie Mr. Cat]] in [[spoiler: Episode 57]].57. Kaeloo sets up a lottery where the winner gets cool prizes, and Mr. Cat and [[BornLucky Quack Quack]] participate. Each time, Quack Quack wins. Mr. Cat believes that Kaeloo is playing favorites and even gives a CallBack to another episode where she cheated. Kaeloo walks offscreen and slides a giant box containing a "surprise" for Mr. Cat towards him. He makes a short speech saying how he's finally gotten lucky for once in his life... and Kaeloo, angry at having been accused of cheating, jumps out of the box and beats him up.]]
** In the episode "Let's Play Air Pockets", Kaeloo forces Stumpy to take a plane trip on a plane where she is an air hostess, despite the fact that he's afraid of heights. Stumpy tries to calm down, and finally realizes that he can calm down by playing video games. As soon as he calms down, Kaeloo confiscates his console since electronic gadgets aren't allowed on the plane.
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