“People avenge themselves for the favors done them.”
—Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night
Jade: I didn't need your help.
Tori: She would've EATEN you!
Jade: ... She wouldn't have liked it.
— Victorious, Locked Up!
Grrrrrrrr... Ungrateful... grrrrrr...
Guybrush Threepwood, Escape from Monkey Island
Tony Stark: Thank you, Maria. Thank you for staying with me. You saved my life.
Maria Hill: This doesn't change anything. Registration is going to happen.
Tony Stark: (sigh) This was the part where you were supposed to thank me for saving your life.
—The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Alone Against AIM
Mom: ...is Anora betraying me?
Reg: Yep. Blew that one.
Mom: Wha—I saved her ass.
The crowd rolled up to see the "terrorist" arrive and free their loved ones. But that wasn't good enough for them. I risked my life to save their families, and they want to stone me in return!? Ungrateful bastards!
Kagome: If there's a person right there who I can save and I'm told she can only be saved by me, of course I'll choose to save her!
Kikyo: Then I won't thank you, since you made the choice.
Kagome: (thinking) Whaddaya mean you won't thank me?!
—''InuYasha episode 151