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18th Aug '16 8:39:49 PM Dravencour
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* In many productions of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', the fights that break out among the young men in the feuding houses are guilty of this. The only cool heads among them, Romeo and Benvolio, get called out on being scared to fight. The title characters are also guilty of this themselves. They're teenagers, have known each other all of three days, marriage was ''entirely'' for business and family honor reasons in their era and social class (MarryForLove was considered laughable - indulging in romance was what ''mistresses'' were for), Romeo was on the rebound from a breakup, and the absolute ''worst'' idea either of them could have picked was the cute boy or girl from the arch-rival's house. Of course it ends with half the cast dead.

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* In many productions of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', the fights that break out among the young men in the feuding houses are guilty of this. The only cool heads among them, Romeo and Benvolio, get called out on being scared to fight. The title characters are also guilty of this themselves. They're teenagers, have known each other for all of three days, marriage was ''entirely'' for business and family honor reasons in their era and social class (MarryForLove was considered laughable back in the day - indulging in romance was what ''mistresses'' were for), Romeo was on the rebound from a breakup, and the absolute ''worst'' idea either of them could have picked was the cute boy or girl from the arch-rival's house. Of course it ends with half the cast dead.
18th Apr '16 5:12:26 PM FF32
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* Pretty much the entirety of ''{{Homestuck}}'' is based on one of these, though it's not apparent to the B1 kids that Sburb is going to be anything more than a video game (well, Jade seems to be aware of it, but for all sorts of reasons she's actively encouraging them to play). [[spoiler: And it turns out the whole thing is a causal loop, so they were going to do it anyway.]]

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* Pretty much the entirety of ''{{Homestuck}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is based on one of these, though it's not apparent to the B1 kids that Sburb is going to be anything more than a video game (well, Jade seems to be aware of it, but for all sorts of reasons she's actively encouraging them to play). [[spoiler: And it turns out the whole thing is a causal loop, so they were going to do it anyway.]]
2nd Mar '16 7:23:40 AM Kakai
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* The informant ghost invokes it in ''Literature/ShamanBlues'', noting that pure bravado makes young ghost try to feed on shady energy sources, rather than build their own reserves safely.
1st Feb '16 11:17:51 PM magicatthemovieS
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* All of the Spring Break festivities in ''Film/SpringBreakers''.
20th Jan '16 10:03:32 PM mlsmithca
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* In many productions of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', the fights that break out among the young men in the feuding houses are guilty of this. The only cool heads among them, Romeo and Benvolio, get called out on being scared to fight.
** The title characters are also guilty of this themselves. They're teenagers, have known each other all of three days, marriage was ''entirely'' for business and family honor reasons in their era and social class (MarryForLove was considered laughable - indulging in romance was what ''mistresses'' were for), Romeo was on the rebound from a breakup, and the absolute ''worst'' idea either of them could have picked was the cute boy or girl from the arch-rival's house. Of course it ends with half the cast dead.

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\n* In many productions of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', the fights that break out among the young men in the feuding houses are guilty of this. The only cool heads among them, Romeo and Benvolio, get called out on being scared to fight.
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fight. The title characters are also guilty of this themselves. They're teenagers, have known each other all of three days, marriage was ''entirely'' for business and family honor reasons in their era and social class (MarryForLove was considered laughable - indulging in romance was what ''mistresses'' were for), Romeo was on the rebound from a breakup, and the absolute ''worst'' idea either of them could have picked was the cute boy or girl from the arch-rival's house. Of course it ends with half the cast dead. \n















30th Nov '15 12:00:17 PM JamesAustin
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* ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' and its spinoffs sometimes have to deal with the aftermath of a hazing gone wrong; ditto Series/{{CSI}}.
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace:''
** Alex Russo defines this trope to a T - so very much so that the trope could also be called 'The Alex Russo Rule'.
** Max is seemingly locked in MortalKombat with her over who is the master of this trope.
* Or the Sam Puckett Rule in Series/ICarly
* Half the population of Sunnydale in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** The rest? [[ExtraStrengthMasquerade In serious denial]].
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime The Invasion Of Time]]'', the Doctor assures Borusa that his faciliating the invasion of Gallifrey is not this.
** In the episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators The Dominators]]'', Cully and his friends arrive on the island without permits, for thrills. It makes it hard for him to persuade anyone after [[spoiler:the others get killed.]]

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* ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' and its spinoffs sometimes have to deal with the aftermath of a hazing gone wrong; ditto Series/{{CSI}}.
''Series/{{CSI}}''.
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace:''
**
Alex and Max Russo defines in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' define this trope to a T - so very much so that the trope could also be called 'The Alex Alex/Max Russo Rule'.
** Max is seemingly locked in MortalKombat with her over who is the master of this trope.
* Or the Sam Puckett Rule in Series/ICarly
''Series/ICarly''.
* Half the population of Sunnydale in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
**
''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. The rest? [[ExtraStrengthMasquerade In serious denial]].
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime The Invasion Of Time]]'', the Doctor assures Borusa that his faciliating the invasion of Gallifrey is not this.
''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In the episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators The Dominators]]'', Dominators]]", Cully and his friends arrive on the island without permits, for thrills. It makes it hard for him to persuade anyone after [[spoiler:the others get killed.]]]]
** In the serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime The Invasion of Time]]", the Doctor assures Borusa that his faciliating the invasion of Gallifrey is not this.
12th Sep '15 10:47:58 PM Ptorquemada
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* Pretty much the entirety of ''{{Homestuck}}'' is based on one of these, though it's not apparent to the B1 kids that Sburb is going to be anything more than a video game (well, Jade seems to be aware of it, but for all sorts of reasons she's actively encouraging them to play). [[spoiler: And it turns out the whole thing is a causal loop, so they were going to do it anyway.]]
31st Jul '15 5:08:02 PM Allronix
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** The title characters are also guilty of this themselves. they're barely fourteen, have known each other all of three days, marriage was ''entirely'' for business and family honor reasons in their era and social class (MarryForLove was considered laughable - indulging in romance was what ''mistresses'' were for), Romeo was on the rebound from a breakup, and the absolute ''worst'' idea either of them could have picked was the cute boy or girl from the arch-rival's house. Of course it ends with half the cast dead.

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** The title characters are also guilty of this themselves. they're barely fourteen, They're teenagers, have known each other all of three days, marriage was ''entirely'' for business and family honor reasons in their era and social class (MarryForLove was considered laughable - indulging in romance was what ''mistresses'' were for), Romeo was on the rebound from a breakup, and the absolute ''worst'' idea either of them could have picked was the cute boy or girl from the arch-rival's house. Of course it ends with half the cast dead.
31st Jul '15 5:06:40 PM Allronix
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** The title characters are also guilty of this themselves. they're barely fourteen, have known each other all of three days, marriage was ''entirely'' for business and family honor reasons in their era and social class (MarryForLove was considered laughable - indulging in romance was what ''mistresses'' were for), Romeo was on the rebound from a breakup, and the absolute ''worst'' idea either of them could have picked was the cute boy or girl from the arch-rival's house. Of course it ends with half the cast dead.
30th Jul '15 8:31:09 PM DrFraud
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* In ''The Woods Are Dark'' six Irish teenagers decided it'd be a great lark to visit the home where a local boy had murdered his entire family. Despite the fact that one of them disappeared and another was found white-haired and gibbering a few days afterwards, five years later the four remaining idiots actually decided to ''go back''.

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* In ''The Woods Are Dark'' six Irish teenagers decided it'd be a great lark to visit the home where a local boy had murdered his entire family. Despite the fact that one of them disappeared and another was found white-haired and gibbering a few days afterwards, five years later the four remaining idiots actually decided decide to ''go back''.
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