History WhatTheHellHero / LiveActionTV

6th May '16 6:37:10 AM skidoo23
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Clara is the target of this from Cass in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E4BeforeTheFlood Before the Flood]]'' as she takes risks with other people's lives in a very Doctor-like fashion.
** Pretty much the last 3/4 of ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]'' is one big version of this trope directed at the Doctor, when he [[spoiler: threatens to destroy time in order to save Clara; Clara, herself, gives him one after he shoots the General.]]

to:

** Clara is the target of this from Cass in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E4BeforeTheFlood Before the Flood]]'' as she takes risks with other people's lives in a very Doctor-like fashion.
fashion (as part of an ongoing character arc seeing her becoming the Doctor's DistaffCounterpart).
** Pretty much the last 3/4 of ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]'' is one big version of this trope directed at the Doctor, when he [[spoiler: threatens to destroy time in order to save Clara; Clara, herself, gives him one after he shoots the General.General, though she forgives him instantly once reminded of regeneration; she later gives him a more emotional one when she learns he tortured himself for billions of years in order to try and save her from death.]]


Added DiffLines:

** Also during ''Children of Earth'', Dr. Rupesh attempts this on Agent Johnson regarding her treatment of Captain Jack, only for her to fire back that she wasn't the one who just killed an innocent man to help with a cover story. [[spoiler: She then proceeds to murder Rupesh to help with her own cover story.]]
19th Mar '16 2:23:43 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''PushingDaisies'': In the episode ''Kerspslash'' Emerson Codd gets his CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he calls out Ned and Chuck for attempting to [[spoiler: ruin Lily and Vivian's comeback performance so they wouldn't tour in Europe]].
* In the ''RedDwarf'' episode 'Terrorform', in order to escape the AnthropomorphicPersonification of [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Rimmer's]] own dispair, hug him and tell him that they care about him, raising his self-esteem high enough for them to escape. ''They then almost instantly'' then go back on their words, answering his self-deprecating questions about if they really meant it with a resounding "NO." ''despite having seen his self-loathing and messed up psyche first hand''.
* ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'':

to:

* ''PushingDaisies'': ''Series/PushingDaisies'': In the episode ''Kerspslash'' Emerson Codd gets his CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he calls out Ned and Chuck for attempting to [[spoiler: ruin Lily and Vivian's comeback performance so they wouldn't tour in Europe]].
* In the ''RedDwarf'' ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode 'Terrorform', in order to escape the AnthropomorphicPersonification of [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Rimmer's]] own dispair, hug him and tell him that they care about him, raising his self-esteem high enough for them to escape. ''They then almost instantly'' then go back on their words, answering his self-deprecating questions about if they really meant it with a resounding "NO." ''despite having seen his self-loathing and messed up psyche first hand''.
* ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'':''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'':
17th Mar '16 2:23:11 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''ForeverKnight'': Natalie does one of these on Nick in one of the first season episodes, when he was close to giving up on his humanity quest.

to:

* ''ForeverKnight'': ''Series/ForeverKnight'': Natalie does one of these on Nick in one of the first season episodes, when he was close to giving up on his humanity quest.
10th Mar '16 9:30:53 AM skidoo23
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Very specifically invoked in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon Kill the Moon]]'', which ends with [[spoiler:Clara telling the Doctor off, at length, for patronising her, for patronising her species, and for deliberately withholding information to make her scared for her life, the life of her pupil, and of the planet itself. The Doctor just stands there and takes it - this is, in fairness, [[KarmaHoudini karma long overdue]] since [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]].]]

to:

** Very specifically invoked in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon Kill the Moon]]'', which ends with [[spoiler:Clara telling the Doctor off, at length, for patronising her, for patronising her species, and for deliberately withholding information to make her scared for her life, the life of her pupil, and of the planet itself. The Doctor just stands there and takes it - this is, in fairness, [[KarmaHoudini karma long overdue]] since [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]]. And it nearly costs him her friendship.]]
** Clara is the target of this from Cass in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E4BeforeTheFlood Before the Flood]]'' as she takes risks with other people's lives in a very Doctor-like fashion.
** Pretty much the last 3/4 of ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]'' is one big version of this trope directed at the Doctor, when he [[spoiler: threatens to destroy time in order to save Clara; Clara, herself, gives him one after he shoots the General.
]]
8th Mar '16 6:58:36 PM johnsmithxxi
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In "Trying to Pick a Fight", ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'' colludes with Mrs. Conklin to trick Mr. Conklin in believing that she had went home to her mother. Mr. Boynton calls out Miss Brooks. HilarityEnsues, as Miss Brooks gets the fight she desires with LoveInterest Mr. Boynton.
-->'''Miss Brooks''': So, what are you gonna do about it, Frog Boy?
26th Feb '16 8:03:48 AM ayjazz
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'': Kim gives one to Jimmy when she finds out [[spoiler: he fabricated evidence to get Daniel off from stealing drugs and selling them for profit.]]
1st Jan '16 11:23:58 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''TheMentalist'': Patrick Jane frequently gets called out on his more...unorthodox methods. Considering his revelations also tend to crack cases wide open, he usually gets by with little more than a slap on the wrist, except when things go really over the top and/or his antics insult someone with connections. More severe consequences are occasionally in the offing, though, to the point that after a couple incidents he's lucky to still have his job.

to:

* ''TheMentalist'': ''Series/TheMentalist'': Patrick Jane frequently gets called out on his more...unorthodox methods. Considering his revelations also tend to crack cases wide open, he usually gets by with little more than a slap on the wrist, except when things go really over the top and/or his antics insult someone with connections. More severe consequences are occasionally in the offing, though, to the point that after a couple incidents he's lucky to still have his job.
19th Dec '15 7:40:19 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''TheShield'':

to:

* ''TheShield'':''Series/TheShield'':
19th Nov '15 7:36:41 AM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In the episode "Pen Pals", Data inadvertently begins communicating with a young girl from a pre Warp Capable planet which is facing an apocalypse. Data wishes to assist, but Picard refuses as the [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} Prime Directive]] prevents interference in the natural development of a civilization. Most of the command staff seem willing to leave them to face their imminent demise, however, Geordi and [[DrJerk Pulaski]] are actually willing to call out the other officers on being so dispassionate about a planetary extinction. Nevertheless, Picard orders Data to cease communicating, but upon hearing a transmission of the terrified girl begging Data for help, [[NotSoStoic he agrees to violate the [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} Prime Directive]] and help.]]

to:

** In the episode "Pen Pals", Data inadvertently begins communicating with a young girl from a pre Warp Capable planet which is facing an apocalypse. Data wishes to assist, but Picard refuses as the [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] prevents interference in the natural development of a civilization. Most of the command staff seem willing to leave them to face their imminent demise, however, Geordi and [[DrJerk Pulaski]] are actually willing to call out the other officers on being so dispassionate about a planetary extinction. Nevertheless, Picard orders Data to cease communicating, but upon hearing a transmission of the terrified girl begging Data for help, [[NotSoStoic he agrees to violate the [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} Prime Directive]] Directive and help.]]



-->'''Picard:''' I asked you a question, Cadet.
-->'''Wesley:''' I... choose not to answer, sir.
-->'''Picard:''' You choose not to answer... and yet you've already given an answer to the inquiry... and that answer was a lie.
-->'''Wesley:''' I said the accident occurred after the loop, and it did.
-->'''Picard:''' But you neglected to mention the fact that following the loop your team executed a dangerous maneuver which was the direct cause of the crash. Yes, you told the truth... [[FromACertainPointOfView but only to a point]]. And a lie of omission is still a lie. Do you remember the day you first came aboard this ship? Your mother brought you to the bridge...
-->'''Wesley:''' Yes.
-->'''Picard:''' You even sat in my chair. It annoyed me at first... a presumptuous child playing on my ship. But I never forgot the way you knew every control and display before you ever set foot on the bridge. You acted like you belonged there.
-->'''Wesley:''' I remember.
-->'''Picard:''' Later, when I decided to make you an acting ensign, I was convinced you would be an outstanding officer. I've never questioned that conviction... until now. [[TitleDrop The first duty]] of every Starfleet officer is to the truth. Whether it's scientific truth, or historical truth, or personal truth. It is the guiding principle upon which Starfleet is based. And if you can't find it within yourself to stand up and tell the truth about what happened, you don't deserve to wear that uniform. Mister Crusher, I'll make this simple for you. Either you come forward and tell Admiral Brand what really took place... or I will.
-->'''Wesley:''' Captain...
-->'''Picard:''' Dismissed.
** In the episode "Homeward", a primitive culture is also facing an imminent apocalypse, and the crew refused to help because of [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} Prime Directive]] concerns. The entire crew is willing to let the population die, with one exception who transports the population up from the planet and into the Holodeck, and [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight he feels pretty damn justified in doing so, even if he'll be a criminal in the Federation from that point on]].

to:

-->'''Picard:''' --->'''Picard:''' I asked you a question, Cadet.
-->'''Wesley:'''
Cadet.\\
'''Wesley:'''
I... choose not to answer, sir.
-->'''Picard:'''
sir.\\
'''Picard:'''
You choose not to answer... and yet you've already given an answer to the inquiry... and that answer was a lie.
-->'''Wesley:'''
lie.\\
'''Wesley:'''
I said the accident occurred after the loop, and it did.
-->'''Picard:'''
did.\\
'''Picard:'''
But you neglected to mention the fact that following the loop your team executed a dangerous maneuver which was the direct cause of the crash. Yes, you told the truth... [[FromACertainPointOfView but only to a point]]. And a lie of omission is still a lie. Do you remember the day you first came aboard this ship? Your mother brought you to the bridge...
-->'''Wesley:''' Yes.
-->'''Picard:'''
bridge...\\
'''Wesley:''' Yes.\\
'''Picard:'''
You even sat in my chair. It annoyed me at first... a presumptuous child playing on my ship. But I never forgot the way you knew every control and display before you ever set foot on the bridge. You acted like you belonged there.
-->'''Wesley:'''
there.\\
'''Wesley:'''
I remember.
-->'''Picard:'''
remember.\\
'''Picard:'''
Later, when I decided to make you an acting ensign, I was convinced you would be an outstanding officer. I've never questioned that conviction... until now. [[TitleDrop The first duty]] of every Starfleet officer is to the truth. Whether it's scientific truth, or historical truth, or personal truth. It is the guiding principle upon which Starfleet is based. And if you can't find it within yourself to stand up and tell the truth about what happened, you don't deserve to wear that uniform. Mister Crusher, I'll make this simple for you. Either you come forward and tell Admiral Brand what really took place... or I will.
-->'''Wesley:''' Captain...
-->'''Picard:'''
will.\\
'''Wesley:''' Captain...\\
'''Picard:'''
Dismissed.
** In the episode "Homeward", a primitive culture is also facing an imminent apocalypse, and the crew refused to help because of [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} Prime Directive]] Directive concerns. The entire crew is willing to let the population die, with one exception who transports the population up from the planet and into the Holodeck, and [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight he feels pretty damn justified in doing so, even if he'll be a criminal in the Federation from that point on]].
30th Oct '15 2:07:51 PM WhosAsking
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In ''The Peacekeeper Wars'', Crichton finally gets a chance to employ what everyone's wanted since he came into their neck of space: a wormhole weapon. In doing so, he threatens all of space, and members like Rygel try to hit Crichton with this trope, but he reverses it and turns it into BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor, noting that, essentially, ''they asked for it''.
This list shows the last 10 events of 211. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=WhatTheHellHero.LiveActionTV