History NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished / LiveActionTV

28th Jun '16 7:44:00 AM Thriaemis
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** The Doctor, period. The guy goes around saving planets and has probably saved billions of lives at this point, but he himself has died 13 times, lost countless friends, and experienced more heartbreak and seen more horrific sights than any person ever should. It's a miracle he's as sane as he is.
28th Jun '16 7:40:18 AM Thriaemis
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** She and Rumplestiltskin suffer from this in particular. Regina becomes a much better person, and what is her reward? [[spoiler: Her True Love is killed in front of her eyes, ''again'', and in such a way that he can never go to the afterlife.]] Rumplestiltskin sacrifices his own life to save his family and indirectly the town in season 3, and his reward? [[spoiler: He is revived but then spends a year enslaved by Zelena with his son's mind trapped inside his own head, driving him insane. To top it all off, his beloved son, for whom he spent 300 years devising a curse just to get him back, dies in his arms. Whereas Zelena gets away with it.]] No wonder the two of them are so jaded.
25th Jun '16 2:34:37 PM Sapphirea2
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** A particularly sharp example is the Fourth Doctor story ''The Face Of Evil'', although it's not immediately obvious what's going on. [[spoiler: It turns out the whole mess the Doctor finds himself in was in fact ''caused'' by himself, when he helped some colonists debug their computer. It wasn't a bug, it was a nascent AI, and he drove it insane by trying to fix it.]] On the meta hand, that good deed being punished led to Leela becoming his companion, and [[ParentService the dads of Britain rejoiced.]]
** Series 9 is particularly bad about this. If the Twelfth Doctor hadn't [[spoiler: saved -- rather than destroyed -- his home world of Gallifrey in the 50th anniversary show]] ''and'' [[spoiler: saved Ashildr's life in a way that made her immortal earlier in this season]], the plot against him that leaves him in a bespoke torture chamber would never have been hatched. And all because Clara would do anything to protect the innocent Rigsy in "Face the Raven" and follow the Doctor's example, [[spoiler: she is Killed Off For Real]]. It's not surprising that the Doctor undergoes a severe SanitySlippage in the following two episodes and temporarily becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds instead of a hero.

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** A particularly sharp example is the Fourth Doctor story ''The "The Face Of Evil'', Evil", although it's not immediately obvious what's going on. [[spoiler: It turns out the whole mess the Doctor finds himself in was in fact ''caused'' by himself, when he helped some colonists debug their computer. It wasn't a bug, it was a nascent AI, and he drove it insane by trying to fix it.]] On the meta hand, that good deed being punished led to Leela becoming his companion, and [[ParentService the dads of Britain rejoiced.]]
** Series 9 is particularly bad about this. If the Twelfth Doctor hadn't [[spoiler: saved -- rather than destroyed -- his home world of Gallifrey in the 50th anniversary show]] ''and'' [[spoiler: saved Ashildr's life in a way that made her immortal earlier in this season]], the plot against him that leaves him in a bespoke torture chamber would never have been hatched. And all because Clara would Clara, inspired by the Doctor's example, will do anything -- however reckless and risky -- to protect the innocent Rigsy in "Face the Raven" and follow the Doctor's example, Raven", she is [[spoiler: she is Killed Off For Real]]. It's not surprising that the Doctor undergoes a severe SanitySlippage in the following two episodes and temporarily becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds instead of a hero.WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.
28th Apr '16 9:09:29 AM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/TheATeam'', "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E21DeadlyManuevers Deadly Manuevers]]":
** Murdock hears a dog whining in the bushes and leaves the car to pick it up, thinking that a driver hit it and then drove away. It's a trap on the part of the bad guys, who meet him with guns as he comes out of the bushes.
** The whole episode is a large example of this trope, given that the trouble the team has could have been avoided had they not ruined the bad guys' businesses (presumably in the process of rescuing some of the past victims of the week.)
27th Mar '16 8:26:24 PM SpocktorWho
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** Spike gets hit with a fair amount of this in Season Five. After realizing that he loves Buffy, he tries to be good to get her to take notice of him, but after having been evil for over a hundred years, he doesn't really understand what good is anymore. Most of his attempts at being good are rejected by Buffy because they don't fit human norms of what is good or because she is suspicious of him and his motives ([[TokenEvilTeammate with good reason]]). When he eventually starts to get better at his good deeds, he starts paying for them physically (gets savaged by a demon while helping Dawn, is nearly tortured to death by Glory for refusing to reveal that [[spoiler: Dawn is the Key]], gets his hands sliced open saving Buffy from a Knight of Byzantium), though Buffy begins to take him more seriously and his deeds finally pay off as he is more or less accepted by her and her friends.
20th Mar '16 10:16:39 PM karategal
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', a secondary character named Simon Doyle saves Beckett and Castle's life, at which point Beckett puts Doyle under arrest for no discernible reason.



* In ''Series/{{Orange is the New Black}}'' the inmates {{gaslighting}} Pennsatucky gets her sent to the psych ward. Piper feels bad for her, so she goes to the administration and takes full responsibility for the prank. Pennsatucky, who is released, [[spoiler: ends up trying to kill Piper and exhibiting behavior of someone who probably should have stayed in psychiatric care.]]



* In Season 6 of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', Daryl sparing Dwight's life resulted not only in his bike and crossbow being stolen, but also indirectly led to [[spoiler: Denise's death]] at the hands of [[BigBad the Saviors]]. Now, Alexandria has lost their only doctor and trained medic of any type, which is something they've been trying to avoid all season.



* In one episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', a secondary character named Simon Doyle saves Beckett and Castle's life, at which point Beckett puts Doyle under arrest for no discernible reason.
* In ''Series/{{Orange is the New Black}}'' the inmates {{gaslighting}} Pennsatucky gets her sent to the psych ward. Piper feels bad for her, so she goes to the administration and takes full responsibility for the prank. Pennsatucky, who is released, [[spoiler: ends up trying to kill Piper and exhibiting behavior of someone who probably should have stayed in psychiatric care.]]

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', a secondary character named Simon Doyle saves Beckett and Castle's life, at which point Beckett puts Doyle under arrest for no discernible reason.
* In ''Series/{{Orange is the New Black}}'' the inmates {{gaslighting}} Pennsatucky gets her sent to the psych ward. Piper feels bad for her, so she goes to the administration and takes full responsibility for the prank. Pennsatucky, who is released, [[spoiler: ends up trying to kill Piper and exhibiting behavior of someone who probably should have stayed in psychiatric care.]]
27th Feb '16 1:15:25 PM Sapphirea2
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** Series 9 is ''stuffed'' with this trope. If the Twelfth Doctor hadn't [[spoiler: saved -- rather than destroyed -- his home world of Gallifrey back in the 50th anniversary show]] ''and'' [[spoiler: saved Ashildr's life in a way that also made her immortal earlier in this season]], the plot against him that leaves him in a bespoke torture chamber would never have been hatched. And all because Clara would do anything to protect the innocent Rigsy in "Face the Raven" and follow the Doctor's example, [[spoiler: she is Killed Off For Real]]. It's not surprising that the Doctor undergoes a severe SanitySlippage in the following two episodes and temporarily becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds instead of a hero.

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** Series 9 is ''stuffed'' with this trope. particularly bad about this. If the Twelfth Doctor hadn't [[spoiler: saved -- rather than destroyed -- his home world of Gallifrey back in the 50th anniversary show]] ''and'' [[spoiler: saved Ashildr's life in a way that also made her immortal earlier in this season]], the plot against him that leaves him in a bespoke torture chamber would never have been hatched. And all because Clara would do anything to protect the innocent Rigsy in "Face the Raven" and follow the Doctor's example, [[spoiler: she is Killed Off For Real]]. It's not surprising that the Doctor undergoes a severe SanitySlippage in the following two episodes and temporarily becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds instead of a hero.
26th Feb '16 10:12:14 AM Sapphirea2
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** Series 9 is ''stuffed'' with this trope. If the Twelfth Doctor hadn't [[spoiler: saved -- rather than destroyed -- his home world of Gallifrey back in the 50th anniversary show]] ''and'' [[spoiler: saved Ashildr's life in a way that also made her immortal earlier in this season]], the plot against him that leaves him in a bespoke torture chamber would never have been hatched. And all because Clara would do anything to protect the innocent Rigsy in "Face the Raven" and follow the Doctor's example, [[spoiler: she is Killed Off For Real]]. It's not surprising that the Doctor undergoes a severe SanitySlippage in the following two episodes and temporarily becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds instead of a hero.
21st Jan '16 2:44:48 PM omegafire17
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** Geordi quotes this trope in "The Enemy", declaring it the motto of Galorndon Core. As the planet is perpetually covered by electrical stormclouds allowing only intermittent transporter windows and the surface is hot and rocky, this is fair.

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** Geordi quotes this trope in "The Enemy", declaring it the motto of Galorndon Core. As the planet is perpetually covered by electrical stormclouds stormclouds, allowing only intermittent transporter windows and windows, with the rocky surface is hot and rocky, this is constantly faced by rain + storms, ''and'' pulling the injured Romulan to safety before he promptly makes him his prisoner 'again' despite this, it's completely fair.
23rd May '15 12:22:09 PM Winner1
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* In an episode on ''Series/TalesFromTheDarkside'' we follow a young boy who has just lost his grandmother and fulfills her dying wish to save the family's souls from an ancient demon named the Cutty Black Sow. The boy does exactly as he is told by performing a ritual to keep it away, but then the demon shows up and ''takes his soul'' as compensation. The last shot of the episode has the demon cornering the [[WouldHurtAChild little boy,]] [[NightmareFuel going in to take his soul]].
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