: A character finds his punishment inexpicable.
- Zulieka's boyfriend hears that she destroyed a classmate's project, tells her he's dumping her for what she did, and says You Know What You Did when she asks what.
- The king learns that his faithful knight Godwin was the son of his old rival, who had won the Love Interest; the king tells him he must leave his service, and won't tell him why.
- The emperor, realizing that she is the long-lost heir, declares that Amalie must be executed at dawn for what she did, and the guards strike her when she tries to ask why.
- Tabitha sleeps with her husband's best friend to make him jealous and is shocked when he files for divorce.
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- Justified: Zulieka doesn't have a good memory and there for can't remember what she did to deserve the punishment
- Inverted: Jack is amnesiac. The king is at pains to have him told all the crimes he committed but refuses to punish him.
- Subverted: At the time of the execution, the herald steps up to proclaim Amalie's crimes.
- Double Subverted: But the list is so vague as to be meaningless — offenses against His Imperial Majesty.
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