: When character A does bad things, it's justified, but when character B does bad things, it's atrocious.
- Straight: When Alice steals from the poor, it's justified, but when Bob does the same thing, it's wrong.
- When Alice kills 10,000 people, it's was the most righteous thing to ever happen, but when Bob does the same thing, it is irredeemably evil.
- When Alice does horrible things, she gets praised and encouraged to do more of it, but when Bob does the same, he is despised and is put to death.
- Downplayed: When Alice does bad things, although she will get called out for them, it isn't as bad as what Bob does, who gets harshly punished for them.
- Inverted: When Alice does good things, she is berated for it, but when Bob does the same good deeds, he's praised for it.
- Subverted: ???
- Double Subverted: ???
- Parodied: When Alice spills the milk, it's was awesome, but when Bob does the same, IT'S NOT!
- Zig Zagged: ???
- When both Alice and Bob both do bad things, they are both called out on this.
- Neither one is called on their bad deeds.
- The writer is in the makings of a character who can do no wrong. At least that's what he puts it.
- Or the writer wants to show how selfish, self-obsessed, and/or arrogant the character truly is.
- Lampshaded: "You think you're justified in doing these horrible things while I'm not?!"
- Invoked: Alice seeks for moral superiority, so she deceives everyone into believing that she is justified in doing what she does.
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: Alice refuses to justify her reprehensible actions and holds Bob and everyone else on a equal moral level.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Played For Drama: Alice is asked to describe the punishment for an act that she herself did. After describing it said punishment is inflicted upon her.
When I head back to Moral Myopia
, it's okay, but when you do the same, heaven help you.