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* ''Manga/UQHolder'' reveals that [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Evangeline McDowell's]] history as TheDreaded started when she saved a town from some wizards. That earned her quite a few enemies who tried to kill her. With every one she killed in self-defense, more and more swore vengeance until everyone was afraid of and hated her.
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* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' is all about this trope. Dr. Tenma saves the life of a young boy, who turns out to be the titular monster, and spends the rest of the series paying for it. He also has a habit of risking capture to tend to others' wounds, even when he ''knows'' they're bad guys, and he eventually [[spoiler:gets caught by the police]] because he stopped to help a little kid who scraped his knee. [[TheWoobie Poor Tenma]].
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** The reason Nagato finally snapped and became Pain. Well, that and a bit of more general CosmicPlaything status and a dead best friend (whose corpse he preserved and rigged up as a zombie avatar of himself).
** Kakashi's father chose to give saving his captured friends priority over completing a mission, and as a result, was ostracized in the village- [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike even by those]] [[UngratefulBastard he had saved]]- and ended up taking his own life. Kakashi took the inherent lesson to heart, suppressing his emotions and placing the mission above all else, and it took Obito telling him that he considered his father a hero, and going off to save Rin for Kakashi to change his mind and aid in Rin's rescue.
** Kakashi abandoned the mission to save Obito after being called out on his actions. [[spoiler:Unfortunately Obito ended up becoming the [[BigBad Big Bad]] [[TheHeavy Tobi]] and ended up being responsible for all the problems that happened in the ninja world]].

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* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' is all about In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', Yuri and her friends help a group of peasants in Egypt organize into a proper rebellion, with the intended end goal of getting Ramses released from prison so that he can set off on his goal of taking power and making life better for the lower class. Most unfortunately, she forgets to actually tell this trope. Dr. Tenma saves part to the life of a young boy, who turns out to be the titular monster, and spends the rest of the series paying for it. He also has a habit of risking capture to tend to others' wounds, even when he ''knows'' they're bad guys, and he eventually [[spoiler:gets caught by the police]] because he stopped to help rebels. Thus, [[spoiler:the leader is more than a little kid who scraped his knee. [[TheWoobie Poor Tenma]].
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** The reason Nagato finally snapped and became Pain. Well, that and a bit of more general CosmicPlaything status and a dead best friend (whose corpse
annoyed when he preserved and rigged up as a zombie avatar of himself).
** Kakashi's father chose to give saving his captured friends priority over completing a mission, and as a result, was ostracized
sees her sneaking off in the village- [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike middle of the incited riot, thinking that she never actually cared about their cause and was abandoning them when things were tough. He swears vengeance on her and joins the next battle specifically for a chance to kill her.]]
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** A rare villainous example: [[spoiler:While searching for Eren, the Female Titan kills the Survey Corps members who try to fight her. Mysteriously, however, she spares [[TheSmartGuy Armin]]... who realizes that she is TheMole and later figures out that she is, in fact, fellow graduate of the 104th Trainee Corps, Annie Leonhart.]]
** [[spoiler:Goes on
even by those]] [[UngratefulBastard he had saved]]- and ended up taking his own life. Kakashi took the inherent lesson to heart, suppressing his emotions and placing the mission above all else, and it took Obito telling him that he considered his father a hero, and going off to save Rin for Kakashi to change his mind and aid in Rin's rescue.
** Kakashi abandoned the mission to save Obito after being called out on his actions. [[spoiler:Unfortunately Obito ended up becoming the [[BigBad Big Bad]] [[TheHeavy Tobi]] and ended up being responsible for all the problems that happened
further in the ninja world]].Manga, when Eren and many others discover that two more members of the 104th Trainees are powerful Titans determined to kidnap him. He lampshades the trope while fighting them as a Titan, by saying that their biggest mistake was teaching him how to fight.]]



* God, [[AllLovingHero Tsuna]] from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is a [[ButtMonkey very good kid]]. But it seems that whenever he ends up doing good or something morally right, he ends up paying for it. Sometimes literally. He saved a rare raccoon-panda thing from being rolled over by a roller coaster, but then the zoo fined him for breaking a few things in the process. He also caught a few infamous crooks, but the police arrested him too for looking like he was one of them, (he was in his boxers).
** On a more serious note, he almost paid a greater price when Mukuro [[ISurrenderSuckers feigned a give-up]] and asked Tsuna to kill him. But Tsuna, invoking the ThouShaltNotKill trope, declined. Mukuro proceeded to [[InTheBack grab him from behind]], whispered why he fails at life into his ear- accompanied by a nasty headbutt- and then throws him in the direction of a nasty, pointed object.
** This also turns out to be an EnforcedTrope in the setting because the universe wants him to be a ''[[TheMafia mafia boss]]'', and even with the number of superpowers floating around the setting, it is logistically difficult to do this and be a morally upstanding young man. At least the main thing it actually requires him to do is to get into high-stakes superpowered battles with other mafiosi.
* The main plot of Manga/InuYasha got started when Kikyo decided to be nice and take care of a paralyzed bandit. The universe's reward for her kindness: She gets to slowly bleed to death, thinking that her first love, who is also the first person to ever treat her like a human woman, had decieved her from the start and killed her in cold blood. And that was only the ''beginning''...

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* God, [[AllLovingHero Tsuna]] This is pretty much the punishment for being a good person in the ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' universe.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'':
** Accelerator suffers brain damage via a bullet to the head the first time he uses his powers to save rather than hurt someone. And he ''continues'' to get hit with this again and again as the story goes on, although he eventually begins to see some benefit
from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is a [[ButtMonkey very good kid]]. But it seems that whenever as he ends adjusts his worldview.
** Not to mention Touma himself, who almost always winds
up doing good or something morally right, he ends up paying for it. Sometimes literally. He saved a rare raccoon-panda thing in the hospital after helping someone. His first attempt at helping someone? [[spoiler: Lost his memories]].
* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', Teresa saves her dear Clare as well as an entire village
from being rolled over [[RapePillageAndBurn raped, pillaged, and burned]] by a roller coaster, but then bunch of bandits, and got marked for death as a reward since [[spoiler: the zoo fined him for breaking a few things LawfulStupid Organization forbids Claymores from killing humans, no matter the situation.]] Worse in that the village being attacked was ''her fault'', since she'd intended to leave Clare there so she could live in peace and killed the yoma who had been there first. However, the presence of yoma in the process. He also caught a few infamous crooks, but village was what was keeping the police arrested him too bandits at bay, so killing the yoma meant giving a gateway for looking like he was one of them, (he was in his boxers).
the bandits to begin their operation.
** On a Even more serious note, he almost sad was when [[spoiler: Teresa saves another town from a yoma without being paid a greater price when Mukuro [[ISurrenderSuckers feigned a give-up]] and asked Tsuna to kill him. But Tsuna, invoking the ThouShaltNotKill trope, declined. Mukuro proceeded to [[InTheBack grab him from behind]], whispered why he fails at life into his ear- accompanied by a nasty headbutt- and then throws him in hefty fee that the direction of a nasty, pointed object.
** This also turns out to be an EnforcedTrope in
Organization asks for as payment (since she was on the setting because run), but said [[GoodFeelsGood it felt nice to do something good without being paid.]] Moments later, an execution party came to take her head.]]
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': No wonder Lelouch is such a [[MagnificentBastard lying bastard]], since
the universe seems to feel that every single attempt on his part to not act like an evil little sociopath must be [[DiabolusExMachina dealt with as harshly as possible]]. Nearly everything that goes wrong can, in some way or another, be blamed on the fact that he [[BigBrotherInstinct wants him to be a ''[[TheMafia mafia boss]]'', protect his little sister]] and doesn't want his best friend to get hurt.
** The most egregious example: Lelouch decides ''not'' to go through with his plan to [[spoiler:make it look like Euphemia plotted to assassinate him]], which would've given Japan justification for a full-scale revolution. Instead, he decides to accept [[TakeAThirdOption the third option]] that would allow everyone to get what they want without any bloodshed,
even with though it means he'll lose his chance at revenge. Oops, we can't have that! Instead, [[spoiler:his MindControl MagicalEye goes out of control at the number ''worst possible time'' and he ''accidentally'' forces the most innocent and idealistic character in the show to ''massacre the people she was trying to help'', sparking the revolution anyway, though it eventually fails and everyone is effectively back at square one.]]
** Lelouch's desire to protect his sister can also be viewed as a character flaw. He often endangers his men by putting his sister, one person, before the good
of superpowers floating everyone else in Japan.
** If he killed or enslaved Suzaku when he had the chance, he'd be that much more powerful.
** Had he not also spared Villetta in the second episode, he could have avoided many, many problems.
* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'': Leomon attempts to stop Beelzemon from harming the Tamers anymore. [[spoiler:Beelzemon promptly turns
around and stabs him, kills him, and "[[YourSoulIsMine eats him]]".]] This leads to [[spoiler:Jeri's DespairEventHorizon and the setting, it is logistically difficult D-Reaper's invasion]].
** This happens
to do this and be a morally upstanding young man. At least the main thing it actually requires him to do is to get into high-stakes superpowered battles with other mafiosi.
* The main plot of Manga/InuYasha got started
Beelzemon himself when Kikyo decided he attempts to be nice and take care of a paralyzed bandit. The universe's reward [[TheAtoner atone]] for her kindness: She gets to slowly bleed to death, thinking that her first love, who is also the first person to ever treat her like a human woman, had decieved her above scene by saving Jeri from the start D-Reaper; [[spoiler:he has his help thrown back in his face and killed her gets rather violently shot multiple times]].
* In the 13th ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movie, Gohan and Videl as The Great Saiyaman and Saiyawoman end up saving Hoi from committing suicide by jumping off a building. Turns out Hoi was a terrible man who wanted to revive a demon and was the survivor of an equally evil race of extraterrestrial wizards, and intended to feed Earth to it.
* In ''Manga/{{Erased}}'', protagonist Satoru Fujinuma experiences a phenomenon he calls "revival," where he's forced to intervene
in cold blood. And disasters about to happen around him by [[GroundhogDayLoop getting trapped in a time loop]] until he averts said disaster. He complains that was only getting involved always has negative consequences for him but [[HeroicNeutral still does anyway]]. The first time we see him do this in the ''beginning''...series, he's hit by a car trying to save a little boy from the same fate. The third time, he unwittingly foils a kidnapping, and his mother is murdered as a result while [[FrameUp he's set up to take the fall]].



* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', this is what doomed Ash in Unova by babying the most scatterbrained trainer he had ever met till the league where he gets his sorry butt swept with an added doss of DeusExMachina against him. [[InternetBackdraft This completely infuriated the fandom]] [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment so let's leave it that way...]]

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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'', Winry's parents, two medics that worked to save the lives of several injured Ishvalans in the genocide, were killed by [[spoiler:Scar]], after bandaging him up and treating his wounds. When Winry finds out, [[BreakTheCutie she immediately loses it]].
** Also, when Armstrong finds two Ishvalan women and try to allow them a way to escape, they don't get far before they are incinerated by [[AxCrazy Kimblee]] right in front of him, although Kimblee claims he's doing
this because he respects Armstrong's convictions and doesn't want to see him court-martialed. This sends him into a ''massive'' HeroicBSOD.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' has several good deeds end up badly.
** When a young Temdan was about to be killed by a monster, a young Tegu used his celestial power to save him. Temdan thanks him, but his previously unknown disease begins to take its toll on him. Since Tegu
is what doomed Ash in Unova by babying revealed to be a celestial warrior, a sign of ruin for the most scatterbrained trainer he had ever met till the league where kingdom, he gets immediately imprisoned.
** Tomite pays the ultimate price. During the summoning ceremony for Genbu, Tomite sees an injured person and rushes over to help them get to safety from the falling hail. [[spoiler: The person is Shigi, who uses Tomite's good nature to have him let
his sorry butt swept guard down, and promptly kills Tomite.]]
* Valiant efforts and good intentions don't usually turn out so well for people in ''{{Manga/Gantz}}''. The series starts off
with an added doss two of DeusExMachina the main characters (one of them against him. [[InternetBackdraft This completely infuriated his will) helping a drunk homeless man who had stumbled onto the fandom]] [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment so let's leave it subway tracks. They manage to get him onto the platform, and are subsequently hit by a train.
* The main plot of ''Manga/InuYasha'' got started when Kikyo decided to be nice and take care of a paralyzed bandit. The universe's reward for her kindness: She gets to slowly bleed to death, thinking
that way...her first love, who is also the first person to ever treat her like a human woman, had decieved her from the start and killed her in cold blood. And that was only the ''beginning''...
* Everything bad that happens in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' started when George Joestar I, out of the goodness of his heart, adopted an orphan boy named Dio Brando.
** Eventually, Dio was killed by Jotaro Kujo to save Jotaro's mother from dying, but even that would eventually lead to [[spoiler:Pucci, Dio's best friend, killing Jotaro in revenge, along with his daughter Jolyne and almost all of Jolyne's friends.
]]



* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': No wonder Lelouch is such a [[MagnificentBastard lying bastard]], since the universe seems to feel that every single attempt on his part to not act like an evil little sociopath must be [[DiabolusExMachina dealt with as harshly as possible]]. Nearly everything that goes wrong can, in some way or another, be blamed on the fact that he [[BigBrotherInstinct wants to protect his little sister]] and doesn't want his best friend to get hurt.
** The most egregious example: Lelouch decides ''not'' to go through with his plan to [[spoiler:make it look like Euphemia plotted to assassinate him]], which would've given Japan justification for a full-scale revolution. Instead, he decides to accept [[TakeAThirdOption the third option]] that would allow everyone to get what they want without any bloodshed, even though it means he'll lose his chance at revenge. Oops, we can't have that! Instead, [[spoiler:his MindControl MagicalEye goes out of control at the ''worst possible time'' and he ''accidentally'' forces the most innocent and idealistic character in the show to ''massacre the people she was trying to help'', sparking the revolution anyway, though it eventually fails and everyone is effectively back at square one.]]
** Lelouch's desire to protect his sister can also be viewed as a character flaw. He often endangers his men by putting his sister, one person, before the good of everyone else in Japan.
** If he killed or enslaved Suzaku when he had the chance, he'd be that much more powerful.
** Had he not also spared Villetta in the second episode, he could have avoided many, many problems.
* In ''Manga/RaveMaster'', because a woman named Aciela used magic to create a parallel world where [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt humanity didn't go extinct]], her each and every descendent is [[CosmicPlaything doomed to a life of misery and]] [[DoomMagnet loneliness]].
* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'': Leomon attempts to stop Beelzemon from harming the Tamers anymore. [[spoiler:Beelzemon promptly turns around and stabs him, kills him, and "[[YourSoulIsMine eats him]]".]] This leads to [[spoiler:Jeri's DespairEventHorizon and the D-Reaper's invasion]].
** This happens to Beelzemon himself when he attempts to [[TheAtoner atone]] for the above scene by saving Jeri from the D-Reaper; [[spoiler:he has his help thrown back in his face and gets rather violently shot multiple times]].
* In ''Manga/OkaneGaNai'', Ayase kindly help a hurt and soaked Kanou, giving him shelter and words of comfort. Four years later, he gets ''owned'' (literally) by the very same Kanou, who begins the renewal of their relationship by raping him and subsequently taking control of every aspect of his life. This is not played quite positively, but it's not played entirely negatively, either. Presumably because it (and Ayase's incredible level of pathetic) are supposed to be titillating, since it is {{hentai}}.
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Yusuke is a teen delinquent, always in trouble, being told he'll never amount to anything (and starting to believe it). One day, he sees a little boy chasing a ball into the street, and rushes out to stop him without a second thought. He gets killed as a result. The worst part is if Yusuke had not pushed the kid out of the way, the kid would have been perfectly fine. Because Yusuke 'saved' him, he got some scrapes. Though eventually dying turns out to be the best thing that ever happened to Yusuke, since he gets better.
** After everything he does in the series--a good half of it actively in pursuit of saving the day, and a majority of it within reasonable moral guidelines--he then gets killed again by the vastly more powerful villain. That isn't this trope; he totally earned getting killed by Sensui after TemptingFate[[note]]by demanding that Shinobu, his 'most powerful side' come out and fight after having had his ass handed to him by 'Minoru, the orator' and 'Katsuya, I do the sick work' and then rising above them[[/note]]. What ''is'' this trope is that his bosses then work out that he's got the genetic potential to turn into an atavistic super-demon, and send a strike team to obliterate his corpse. Again, he gets better.
* Accelerator from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' suffers brain damage via a bullet to the head the first time he uses his powers to save rather than hurt someone. And he ''continues'' to get hit with this again and again as the story goes on, although he eventually begins to see some benefit from it as he adjusts his worldview.
** Not to mention Touma himself, who almost always winds up in the hospital after helping someone. His first attempt at helping someone? [[spoiler: Lost his memories]].
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' has several good deeds end up badly.
** When a young Temdan was about to be killed by a monster, a young Tegu used his celestial power to save him. Temdan thanks him, but his previously unknown disease begins to take its toll on him. Since Tegu is revealed to be a celestial warrior, a sign of ruin for the kingdom, he gets immediately imprisoned.
** Tomite pays the ultimate price. During the summoning ceremony for Genbu, Tomite sees an injured person and rushes over to help them get to safety from the falling hail. [[spoiler: The person is Shigi, who uses Tomite's good nature to have him let his guard down, and promptly kills Tomite.]]
* Valiant efforts and good intentions don't usually turn out so well for people in ''{{Manga/Gantz}}''. The series starts off with two of the main characters (one of them against his will) helping a drunk homeless man who had stumbled onto the subway tracks. They manage to get him onto the platform, and are subsequently hit by a train.
* In ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'', Winry's parents, two medics that worked to save the lives of several injured Ishvalans in the genocide, were killed by [[spoiler:Scar]], after bandaging him up and treating his wounds. When Winry finds out, [[BreakTheCutie she immediately loses it]].
** Also, when Armstrong finds two Ishvalan women and try to allow them a way to escape, they don't get far before they are incinerated by [[AxCrazy Kimblee]] right in front of him, although Kimblee claims he's doing this because he respects Armstrong's convictions and doesn't want to see him court-martialed. This sends him into a ''massive'' HeroicBSOD.



* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', Teresa saves her dear Clare as well as an entire village from being [[RapePillageAndBurn raped, pillaged, and burned]] by a bunch of bandits, and got marked for death as a reward since [[spoiler: the LawfulStupid Organization forbids Claymores from killing humans, no matter the situation.]] Worse in that the village being attacked was ''her fault'', since she'd intended to leave Clare there so she could live in peace and killed the yoma who had been there first. However, the presence of yoma in the village was what was keeping the bandits at bay, so killing the yoma meant giving a gateway for the bandits to begin their operation.
** Even more sad was when [[spoiler: Teresa saves another town from a yoma without being paid the hefty fee that the Organization asks for as payment (since she was on the run), but said [[GoodFeelsGood it felt nice to do something good without being paid.]] Moments later, an execution party came to take her head.]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': This seems to be one of the reasons why the Straw Hats are wanted. Every good thing they do (beating up other pirates or sadistic assassins) simply makes them look like a bigger threat in the eyes of the World Government and Marines. Though the corrupt marine Nezumi does cause Luffy to get his first bounty, it should be noted that Luffy's deeds were considered to be "undermining the worth of Marine forces" back in the East Blue Saga.
** Though it's arguable as to whether this qualifies as punishment, considering bounties are usually considered a symbol of pride in the ''One Piece'' world, and the Straw Hats (with a couple exceptions) think it's downright ''awesome'' when theirs go up.
** When Luffy met Zoro, the latter had been starving for nine days and was awaiting execution. The reason Zoro was arrested in the first place? While passing through the Marine Base town, he saved a little girl from being attacked by a vicious dog, whose owner (the son of the Marine leader of the town) promptly threatened to have the girl and her mom executed unless Zoro allowed himself to be arrested.
** Sanji gives food to Gin, a starving pirate, who later comes back with the rest of the Krieg pirates, as Krieg wants to steal the Baratie. Possibly subverted when Gin is unable to bring himself to finish off Sanji. Sanji even gives food to Krieg himself, who promptly attacks him once he's eaten his fill.
** In a flashback, the fishman Fisher Tiger took in a little ex-slave girl named Koala, and brought her back home. [[spoiler:Koala's hometown sold Tiger's location out to the Marines (unbeknownst to Koala herself), and Tiger was consequently mortally wounded in the fight that ensued.]]
** In the Dressrosa arc, the LivingToy Thunder Soldier is branded as a criminal because he stepped in a human's house in the process of saving his kidnapped surrogate daughter Rebecca.
* In the 13th Anime/DragonBallZ movie, Gohan and Videl as The Great Saiyaman and Saiyawoman end up saving Hoi from committing suicide by jumping off a building. Turns out Hoi was a terrible man who wanted to revive a demon and was the survivor of an equally evil race of extraterrestrial wizards, and intended to feed Earth to it.
* This is pretty much the punishment for being a good person in the ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' universe.
* In ''Manga/{{Zetman}}'', the entire chain of events which is the main premise of the story, triggers by Jin trying to rescue a suicidal man.
* This practically how [[CrapsackWorld the universe]] works in the bleak world of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. [[spoiler:There's a sadistic EquivalentExchange of happiness and sadness, so each hopeful Wish is counterbalanced by an equal curse.]] In particular, Sayaka Miki [[spoiler:makes a wish to heal the broken arm of the boy she loves (when he was consumed by despair over being unable to play the violin again), only to be stood up by another girl and eventually fall into despair and become one of the EldritchAbomination monsters all [[{{MagicalGirl}} Magical Girls]] fight]]. [[MemeticMutation Jeez Louise,]] [[FanNickname Uro]][[GenUrobuchi butcher]].
** [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Most of the wishes do this]], but the first and most [[MemeticMutation memetic]] instance is mundane: Madoka agrees to be Mami's friend, and fight with her so that she won't be lonely. Mami's so happy about this that [[spoiler:she doesn't pay attention in her next fight and gets decapitated]].



* Everything bad that happens in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' started when George Joestar I, out of the goodness of his heart, adopted an orphan boy named Dio Brando.
** Eventually, Dio was killed by Jotaro Kujo to save Jotaro's mother from dying, but even that would eventually lead to [[spoiler:Pucci, Dio's best friend, killing Jotaro in revenge, along with his daughter Jolyne and almost all of Jolyne's friends.]]
* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', Yuri and her friends help a group of peasants in Egypt organize into a proper rebellion, with the intended end goal of getting Ramses released from prison so that he can set off on his goal of taking power and making life better for the lower class. Most unfortunately, she forgets to actually tell this part to the rebels. Thus, [[spoiler:the leader is more than a little annoyed when he sees her sneaking off in the middle of the incited riot, thinking that she never actually cared about their cause and was abandoning them when things were tough. He swears vengeance on her and joins the next battle specifically for a chance to kill her.]]
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** A rare villainous example: [[spoiler:While searching for Eren, the Female Titan kills the Survey Corps members who try to fight her. Mysteriously, however, she spares [[TheSmartGuy Armin]]... who realizes that she is TheMole and later figures out that she is, in fact, fellow graduate of the 104th Trainee Corps, Annie Leonhart.]]
** [[spoiler:Goes on even further in the Manga, when Eren and many others discover that two more members of the 104th Trainees are powerful Titans determined to kidnap him. He lampshades the trope while fighting them as a Titan, by saying that their biggest mistake was teaching him how to fight.]]



* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' is all about this trope. Dr. Tenma saves the life of a young boy, who turns out to be the titular monster, and spends the rest of the series paying for it. He also has a habit of risking capture to tend to others' wounds, even when he ''knows'' they're bad guys, and he eventually [[spoiler:gets caught by the police]] because he stopped to help a little kid who scraped his knee. [[TheWoobie Poor Tenma]].
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** The reason Nagato finally snapped and became Pain. Well, that and a bit of more general CosmicPlaything status and a dead best friend (whose corpse he preserved and rigged up as a zombie avatar of himself).
** Kakashi's father chose to give saving his captured friends priority over completing a mission, and as a result, was ostracized in the village- [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike even by those]] [[UngratefulBastard he had saved]]- and ended up taking his own life. Kakashi took the inherent lesson to heart, suppressing his emotions and placing the mission above all else, and it took Obito telling him that he considered his father a hero, and going off to save Rin for Kakashi to change his mind and aid in Rin's rescue.
** Kakashi abandoned the mission to save Obito after being called out on his actions. [[spoiler:Unfortunately Obito ended up becoming the [[BigBad Big Bad]] [[TheHeavy Tobi]] and ended up being responsible for all the problems that happened in the ninja world]].
* God, [[AllLovingHero Tsuna]] from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is a [[ButtMonkey very good kid]]. But it seems that whenever he ends up doing good or something morally right, he ends up paying for it. Sometimes literally. He saved a rare raccoon-panda thing from being rolled over by a roller coaster, but then the zoo fined him for breaking a few things in the process. He also caught a few infamous crooks, but the police arrested him too for looking like he was one of them, (he was in his boxers).
** On a more serious note, he almost paid a greater price when Mukuro [[ISurrenderSuckers feigned a give-up]] and asked Tsuna to kill him. But Tsuna, invoking the ThouShaltNotKill trope, declined. Mukuro proceeded to [[InTheBack grab him from behind]], whispered why he fails at life into his ear- accompanied by a nasty headbutt- and then throws him in the direction of a nasty, pointed object.
** This also turns out to be an EnforcedTrope in the setting because the universe wants him to be a ''[[TheMafia mafia boss]]'', and even with the number of superpowers floating around the setting, it is logistically difficult to do this and be a morally upstanding young man. At least the main thing it actually requires him to do is to get into high-stakes superpowered battles with other mafiosi.
* In ''Manga/OkaneGaNai'', Ayase kindly help a hurt and soaked Kanou, giving him shelter and words of comfort. Four years later, he gets ''owned'' (literally) by the very same Kanou, who begins the renewal of their relationship by raping him and subsequently taking control of every aspect of his life. This is not played quite positively, but it's not played entirely negatively, either. Presumably because it (and Ayase's incredible level of pathetic) are supposed to be titillating, since it is {{hentai}}.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': This seems to be one of the reasons why the Straw Hats are wanted. Every good thing they do (beating up other pirates or sadistic assassins) simply makes them look like a bigger threat in the eyes of the World Government and Marines. Though the corrupt marine Nezumi does cause Luffy to get his first bounty, it should be noted that Luffy's deeds were considered to be "undermining the worth of Marine forces" back in the East Blue Saga.
** Though it's arguable as to whether this qualifies as punishment, considering bounties are usually considered a symbol of pride in the ''One Piece'' world, and the Straw Hats (with a couple exceptions) think it's downright ''awesome'' when theirs go up.
** When Luffy met Zoro, the latter had been starving for nine days and was awaiting execution. The reason Zoro was arrested in the first place? While passing through the Marine Base town, he saved a little girl from being attacked by a vicious dog, whose owner (the son of the Marine leader of the town) promptly threatened to have the girl and her mom executed unless Zoro allowed himself to be arrested.
** Sanji gives food to Gin, a starving pirate, who later comes back with the rest of the Krieg pirates, as Krieg wants to steal the Baratie. Possibly subverted when Gin is unable to bring himself to finish off Sanji. Sanji even gives food to Krieg himself, who promptly attacks him once he's eaten his fill.
** In a flashback, the fishman Fisher Tiger took in a little ex-slave girl named Koala, and brought her back home. [[spoiler:Koala's hometown sold Tiger's location out to the Marines (unbeknownst to Koala herself), and Tiger was consequently mortally wounded in the fight that ensued.]]
** In the Dressrosa arc, the LivingToy Thunder Soldier is branded as a criminal because he stepped in a human's house in the process of saving his kidnapped surrogate daughter Rebecca.
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', this is what doomed Ash in Unova by babying the most scatterbrained trainer he had ever met till the league where he gets his sorry butt swept with an added doss of DeusExMachina against him. [[InternetBackdraft This completely infuriated the fandom]] [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment so let's leave it that way...]]
* This practically how [[CrapsackWorld the universe]] works in the bleak world of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. [[spoiler:There's a sadistic EquivalentExchange of happiness and sadness, so each hopeful Wish is counterbalanced by an equal curse.]] In particular, Sayaka Miki [[spoiler:makes a wish to heal the broken arm of the boy she loves (when he was consumed by despair over being unable to play the violin again), only to be stood up by another girl and eventually fall into despair and become one of the EldritchAbomination monsters all [[MagicalGirl Magical Girls]] fight]]. [[MemeticMutation Jeez Louise,]] [[FanNickname Uro]][[GenUrobuchi butcher]].
** [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Most of the wishes do this]], but the first and most [[MemeticMutation memetic]] instance is mundane: Madoka agrees to be Mami's friend, and fight with her so that she won't be lonely. Mami's so happy about this that [[spoiler:she doesn't pay attention in her next fight and gets decapitated]].
* In ''Manga/RaveMaster'', because a woman named Aciela used magic to create a parallel world where [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt humanity didn't go extinct]], her each and every descendent is [[CosmicPlaything doomed to a life of misery and]] [[DoomMagnet loneliness]].



* In ''Manga/{{Erased}}'', protagonist Satoru Fujinuma experiences a phenomenon he calls "revival," where he's forced to intervene in disasters about to happen around him by [[GroundhogDayLoop getting trapped in a time loop]] until he averts said disaster. He complains that getting involved always has negative consequences for him but [[HeroicNeutral still does anyway]]. The first time we see him do this in the series, he's hit by a car trying to save a little boy from the same fate. The third time, he unwittingly foils a kidnapping, and his mother is murdered as a result while [[FrameUp he's set up to take the fall]].
* ''Manga/UQHolder'' reveals that [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Evangeline McDowell's]] history as TheDreaded started when she saved a town from some wizards. That earned her quite a few enemies who tried to kill her. With every one she killed in self-defense, more and more swore vengeance until everyone was afraid of and hated her.

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* In ''Manga/{{Erased}}'', protagonist Satoru Fujinuma experiences ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Yusuke is a phenomenon he calls "revival," where he's forced to intervene in disasters about to happen around him by [[GroundhogDayLoop getting trapped in a time loop]] until he averts said disaster. He complains that getting involved teen delinquent, always has negative consequences for him but [[HeroicNeutral still does anyway]]. The first time we see him do this in the series, he's hit by a car trying trouble, being told he'll never amount to save anything (and starting to believe it). One day, he sees a little boy from chasing a ball into the same fate. The third time, he unwittingly foils a kidnapping, street, and his mother is murdered rushes out to stop him without a second thought. He gets killed as a result while [[FrameUp result. The worst part is if Yusuke had not pushed the kid out of the way, the kid would have been perfectly fine. Because Yusuke 'saved' him, he got some scrapes. Though eventually dying turns out to be the best thing that ever happened to Yusuke, since he gets better.
** After everything he does in the series--a good half of it actively in pursuit of saving the day, and a majority of it within reasonable moral guidelines--he then gets killed again by the vastly more powerful villain. That isn't this trope; he totally earned getting killed by Sensui after TemptingFate[[note]]by demanding that Shinobu, his 'most powerful side' come out and fight after having had his ass handed to him by 'Minoru, the orator' and 'Katsuya, I do the sick work' and then rising above them[[/note]]. What ''is'' this trope is that his bosses then work out that
he's set up to take got the fall]].
* ''Manga/UQHolder'' reveals that [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Evangeline McDowell's]] history as TheDreaded started when she saved a town from some wizards. That earned her quite a few enemies who tried
genetic potential to kill her. With every one she killed in self-defense, more turn into an atavistic super-demon, and more swore vengeance until everyone was afraid send a strike team to obliterate his corpse. Again, he gets better.
* In ''Manga/{{Zetman}}'', the entire chain
of and hated her.events which is the main premise of the story, triggers by Jin trying to rescue a suicidal man.
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** Eventually, Dio was killed by Jotaro Kujo to save Jotaro's mother from dying, but even that would eventually lead to [[spoiler:Pucci, Dio's best friend, killing Jotaro in revenge, along with his daughter Jolyne and almost all of Jolyne's friends.]]
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* In ''FruitsBasket'', Machi was afraid her baby brother was cold and went to put a blanket on him. Her parents accused her of trying to kill him and forced her out of home.

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* In ''FruitsBasket'', ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
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Machi was afraid her baby brother was cold and went to put a blanket on him. Her parents accused her of trying to kill him and forced her out of home.
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* In ''Manga/BokuDakeGaInaiMachi'', protagonist Satoru Fujinuma experiences a phenomenon he calls "rerun," where he's forced to intervene in disasters about to happen around him by [[GroundhogDayLoop getting trapped in a time loop]] until he averts said disaster. He complains that getting involved always has negative consequences for him but [[HeroicNeutral still does anyway]]. The first time we see him do this in the series, he's hit by a car trying to save a little boy from the same fate. The third time, he unwittingly foils a kidnapping, and his mother is murdered as a result while [[FrameUp he's set up to take the fall]].

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* In ''Manga/BokuDakeGaInaiMachi'', ''Manga/{{Erased}}'', protagonist Satoru Fujinuma experiences a phenomenon he calls "rerun," "revival," where he's forced to intervene in disasters about to happen around him by [[GroundhogDayLoop getting trapped in a time loop]] until he averts said disaster. He complains that getting involved always has negative consequences for him but [[HeroicNeutral still does anyway]]. The first time we see him do this in the series, he's hit by a car trying to save a little boy from the same fate. The third time, he unwittingly foils a kidnapping, and his mother is murdered as a result while [[FrameUp he's set up to take the fall]].
24th Jan '16 12:16:51 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/UQHolder reveals that [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Evangeline McDowell's]] history as TheDreaded started when she saved a town from some wizards. That earned her quite a few enemies who tried to kill her. With every one she killed in self-defense, more and more swore vengeance until everyone was afraid of and hated her.

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* ''Manga/UQHolder ''Manga/UQHolder'' reveals that [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Evangeline McDowell's]] history as TheDreaded started when she saved a town from some wizards. That earned her quite a few enemies who tried to kill her. With every one she killed in self-defense, more and more swore vengeance until everyone was afraid of and hated her.
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* ''Manga/UQHolder reveals that [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Evangeline McDowell's]] history as TheDreaded started when she saved a town from some wizards. That earned her quite a few enemies who tried to kill her. With every one she killed in self-defense, more and more swore vengeance until everyone was afraid of and hated her.
5th Jan '16 9:57:33 AM Willbyr
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* In ''OkaneGaNai'', Ayase kindly help a hurt and soaked Kanou, giving him shelter and words of comfort. Four years later, he gets ''owned'' (literally) by the very same Kanou, who begins the renewal of their relationship by raping him and subsequently taking control of every aspect of his life. This is not played quite positively, but it's not played entirely negatively, either. Presumably because it (and Ayase's incredible level of pathetic) are supposed to be titillating, since it is {{hentai}}.

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* In ''OkaneGaNai'', ''Manga/OkaneGaNai'', Ayase kindly help a hurt and soaked Kanou, giving him shelter and words of comfort. Four years later, he gets ''owned'' (literally) by the very same Kanou, who begins the renewal of their relationship by raping him and subsequently taking control of every aspect of his life. This is not played quite positively, but it's not played entirely negatively, either. Presumably because it (and Ayase's incredible level of pathetic) are supposed to be titillating, since it is {{hentai}}.
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* In ''RaveMaster'', because a woman named Aciela used magic to create a parallel world where [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt humanity didn't go extinct]], her each and every descendent is [[CosmicPlaything doomed to a life of misery and]] [[DoomMagnet loneliness]].

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* In ''RaveMaster'', ''Manga/RaveMaster'', because a woman named Aciela used magic to create a parallel world where [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt humanity didn't go extinct]], her each and every descendent is [[CosmicPlaything doomed to a life of misery and]] [[DoomMagnet loneliness]].
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* Evangeline [=McDowell=]/Yukihime from ''Manga/UQHolder'' once saved a town from some wizards. This lead to a snowball of people trying to defeat her for fame or vengeance for the next several hundred years, until she had become TheDreaded.
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