What The Hell Hero: Fan Works
Axis Powers Hetalia
- In Feverish, America calls out England on forgetting who a very ill Canada is. England gets his chance later, when America storms the Canadian embassy and attacks several employees, without considering the consequences of his actions. And England, America, and France call themselves out constantly on overlooking symptoms of Canada's increasingly-dangerous sickness.
- In Downfall, we see this from both sides of the Seireitei/Hueco Mundo war — and BOTH sides have called the other out on it at one point or another.
- A Protector's Pride: Ichigo is called out by Yamamoto for trying to go to Hell to save the souls of his mother and sisters, saying he's placing 3 people over the safety of the world.
- Only for Ichigo to fire back and point out that they can be saved, but Yamamoto is too Lawful Stupid to see it, and that the above happened on his watch.
- Willow gets one each from Xander, Cordelia, and Buffy in Echoes of the Fallen after she casts the spell to re-ensoul Angelus. Xander because he explained what a bad idea it was and made Willow promise she wouldn't try the spell again. Cordelia because Willow lied to her and Oz that Xander said it was okay for her to try again. And Buffy because Willow's actions forced Buffy to send the man she loved to hell.
- In Variations on a Scene, Xander bitterly calls out Buffy over never thanking him for saving his life after she uses him to make Angel jealous.
Xander: "Yeah, it would have been nice if you'd thanked me for saving your life, Buff. But since none of the other cockteasers around here who I've helped save from 'gang members on PCP' have ever thanked me, either, it's really not that much of a surprise that you didn't. I always thought you were better than the rest of those tramps. But I guess I was wrong. Too bad."
- Calvin and Hobbes: The Series: After three seasons' worth of progressing from Lovable Coward to Dirty Coward, Hobbes finally gets called out on it by Calvin in "Thunderstorm", thus making more of an effort in later seasons.
- In Kage, Jade is absolutely furious when she discovers that the Guardians framed Raythor for a crime that he didn't commit and got him banished to the Abyss of Shadows, and later gives Will a "The Reason You Suck" Speech over it.
- In the Sonic the Hedgehog and Sailor Moon crossover Chaos Infinity, the Sailor Scouts force Sonic and his friends to fight them after they accuse them of the mess going on in Tokyo. (It's Eggman's doing, obviously.) After the showdown, Sonic holds nothing back as he berates them — just when he thought that they could look past animalistic looks. His words hit close to home:
Sonic: Ya know, when I first met these girls, the Sailor Scouts, I thought for sure that there were humans out there that weren't as vile and disgusting as Eggman… but I guess I was wrong for once.
- Beth's reaction to dark!Holmes in the finale of Children of Time:
- In An Entry with a Bang!, public opinion turns against the anti-mercenary protestors after they injure one of the child dependents of the Buron Cavalry.
- In No Hoper: Neferet calls out the human scientists for experimenting on and killing children in their search for a vampyre cure.
- Superwomen of Eva 2: Lone Heir of Krypton:
- Unintentionally given by Jor-El's recording to Asuka when she hears that he hoped that her powers turned her into a beacon of hope among the Earth's people. She feels horrible because up to that point she had used them to show off.
- An hallucination masquerading like Superman gives her a much more brutal and direct one during her Mind Rape illusion, which completely breaks her.
- When There Was A Tomorrow: Paragon-flavored Shepard delivers a particularly angry one to Dr. Halsey after learning how Spartan-IIs were recruited.
- Reconciliator of Empire City: Cole MacGrath calls out Kitty Pryde for her attempt to kill Emma Frost in Astonishing X-Men # 18.
Cole MacGrath: What were you thinking? Were you really going to kill her, Kitty? You really got to watch that sense of distrust you have. That gun you pulled at her, it's not something you aim at a teammate. When are you finally going to grow up, Kitty?
- In the end chapter of To Kill A Thief, Light calls out Miyako about why she refuses to believe Maron is Jeanne because of the resemblance, contrasting on how he immediately fount out because of said resemblance.
- In Stargate Equestria, O'Neill rips Rainbow Dash a new one for going off alone when he instructed her to take a partner.
- Ace Combat The Equestrian War:
Firefly: Wake up, you moron! Didn’t you hear what they said?! They planned to kidnap little fillies! Those kinds of actions outright prove how evil they are! And yet, you still think they are not?!
- Firefly berates Fluttershy for refusing to fight the griffins in chapter 3. Luckily, by the end, the issue is done with.
Lightning Bolt: Firefly, we need to talk! How could you be so harsh toward Rainbow Dash? She’s going through personal hell! We should be helping her... but you only keep yelling at her and everypony else instead!
- In chapter 12, Firefly gets such a moment from Lightning Bolt, who calls out on her after she yells at Rainbow Dash while she's suffering from a Heroic BSOD. Brief, but powerful:
- Origins, a Mass Effect/Star Wars/Borderlands/Halo Massive Multiplayer Crossover might be considered Grey and Black Morality, so this happens several times.
- Samantha Shepard gets this for what she did during her Heroic BSOD, but is somewhat Easily Forgiven due to the stakes.
- Shepard gets called out aboard Farsight where a clone commander believes Shepard is responsible for killing her sisters when in reality it was Jakobs and their kill switches that did it. Of course, given that said kills switches are likely to be activated in Shepard's presence, she's not too happy that Shepard insists on sticking around to try to remove said kill switches.
- Escalated with Caitlin Flanders, who calls out the Trans-Galactic Republic for using questionable methods to obtain information that wasn't there to begin with.
- To top it off, experiments with cloning have been unproductive at best, resulting in deranged lifeforms that can hardly be called useful or sane, but are shown to suffer anyway. Flanders refuses to participate, but that doesn't affect the program.
- Turnabout Storm:
- Twilight has this reaction when Phoenix Shoots The Dog by casting suspicion of the murder on Fluttershy to buy more time. In his defense, he feels exactly the same way.
- Part 4 has a double example: Rainbow Dash gives a scathing one to Fluttershy for testifying against her, telling her she never wants to see her again. When Fluttershy runs off in tears, Phoenix admonishes Rainbow, telling her she went way too far.
- In White Devil of the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Luna, and Tuxedo Mask get called out by their teammates for attacking Fate after mistaking her for a Dark Senshi. The group is trying to reach out to Nanoha and recruit her to win the war against the Dark Kingdom, but as the other Senshi point out, attacking Fate makes it more difficult for Nanoha to trust them. Hayate points out that she could charge them with assaulting an officer, but decides to offer them the same treatment given to other repentant former villains in Nanoha.
- In Suzumiya Haruhi No Index, Motoharu Tsuchimikado tells Aleister Crowley about Haruhi in exchange for Crowley legalizing marriage between Not Blood Siblings. Everybody who learns about this tears into him for it, including Crowley, who points out that Motoharu sold out God and potentially doomed the universe just because he wanted to marry his sister.
- The Warmistress of Equestria: The Deer Seer Council is not too happy with Anlindē when her trip to Canterlot not only exposes the existence of deer to the Equestrians, but also coincides with an attempt on Celestia's life by Chaos-aligned assassins, and thus the deer are more involved in the brewing conflict between Equestria and the Griffon Kingdoms than the Council would like.
- In The Boy With The Magic Notebook, while the Undersiders had to do everything they could to steal what they came to get from the PRT headquarters, nobody was on Imp's side when she hit Lily so hard upside the head she might've gotten brain damage.
- A Man Of Iron features Tony Stark calling Catelyn out on her treatment of Jon.
Tony: What happened to your son is a tragedy. But you do him no respect by wishing his fate upon those he loves. If you truly care for him you would understand that he loves his brother and would not want to see him hurt. But don't listen to me. Wallow in your hatred. Let it warm you at night. Tell yourself you are the victim and wrap yourself in that indignation like a shroud. But don't make Jon your target ever again. Don't blame him for something that is not his fault. He will be my ward the next time you lay eyes on him and I do not take kindly to people insulting those I have pledged to protect. Speak that way to him againCatelyn: You have no right to speak to me like this. You enter my home-Tony: Which is only your home because you were willing to trade a dead Stark brother for a living one.Catelyn: I am the Lady of Winterfell and my son... my precious son... is lying there and you DARE question how I treat that bastard? My son... my Bran-Tony: Loves his brother. And he would be ashamed to see you like this. Of course, what he considers love and what you consider it might be two different things.
- The Equestrian Wind Mage: During the Canterlot Wedding, Vaati actually takes time out of confronting Chrysalis to verbally rip the rest of the Mane Six a collective new one for how they treated Twilight, even going so far as say he doubts the Elements of Harmony would even work after they abandoned her.
"Oh, let's see! Maybe it's because of YOU?! Maybe it's because the whole lot of you abandoned Twilight when she needed you most, thinking she was a jealous liar when every word she spoke was the truth?! I saw her when I sent my Eye Sentry down there to watch over her while she made her way back here, and she was a complete wreck. You completely shattered her faith in all of you! You might as well have defecated on the Elements themselves, because now that you weakened your bond of friendship with the one who holds all of you together, they are completely and totally worthless! No, we're going to get through this through the sweat of our brows, the strength of our backs, AND THE BLOOD OF OUR ENEMIES!"
- In The Return Of Dani Phantom, Sam gets called out by Danny for her insensitive comments about Danielle. Those hurtful words result in Danielle running away, getting captured, Danny heading in to rescue her, and nearly getting killed in the process. Needless to say, it comes back to bite her.
- In All You Need Is Love, Naomi epically calls out L for being such a deadbeat to the Wammy's orphans.
- A Cure for Love: Mello and Near to L when they discover the nature of L and Kira's relationship.
- L's Proof is a big Take That against fanfic clichés involving L's morally ambiguous investigation, focusing on the police officers' reactions to the less than ethical ways L would "prove" that Light is Kira, such as calling Light "Kira" when he's half-asleep or when chaining him to the bed and having his way with him.
Aizawa: I think Light would have admitted to being Santa Claus at that moment. That really doesn't prove anything. Except that you're a pervert.Matsuda: And a rapist. Did you hear Light-kun at the start? He was saying no!L: Unconventional methods are sometimes necessary to get a confession.Aizawa: Except we don't have any evidence pointing to Light being Kira, aside from your personal opinion.
- In Light and Dark the Adventures of Dark Yagami, Soichiro is outraged when L tests the Death Note on his wife, having her tell Dark to meet him at the warehouse while claiming to know that he is Kira, but L uses a Life Note on her after she dies, reviving her.
- In Story Of The Century, First-Person Peripheral Narrator Erin delivers a long one near the end of the story that doubles as a "The Reason You Suck" Speech after Light, Rem, and Watari die, and L, among other transgressions, insists on being left alone to die, having written his own name in the notebook prior, which helped to precipitate the three aforementioned deaths. You would think that being L, he would try to justify the actions he took, but not this time.
- In A Posse Ad Esse: Dub, Secret Weapon masquerading as The Team Normal, is bound by promise and circumstance to not tell the villain he happens to have a crush on about his hidden powers. Naturally, since Love Makes You Dumb, he does, and Dolly chews him out for it.
"But nae, ye hink th' rules - th' one rule, dornt goddamn tell Wood abit th' goddamn secrit weapon - dornt apply tae ye. Ye hink yoo're abuv th' system."
- In The 10 Doctors, The First, Second, Second-and-a-halfth (Long story) and The Seventh Doctors give one to the Ninth as he almost sacrificed Rose in order to destroy The Supreme Dalek a.k.a. the daleknized Tenth Doctor
- The dwarven noble gets some of these in Dragon Age The Crown Of Thorns. One of them leaves him with broken ribs and a snapped jaw. He expected it and let it happen, but it still hurt because healing magic didn't work on him until recently. And even now it's not a given.
- In Forward, the crew calls Mal out when he spaces one of Niska's captured henchmen. A couple of story arcs later, Mal again gets called out for refusing to support Book's plan to save Simon's life by taking him onto an Alliance ship and using Book's ID card. And of course, Mal calls himself out on nearly every other decision he's made.
- In The Fifth Act: Cloud is called multiple times throughout the story for wanting and attempting to kill Sephiroth for the actions done by original timeline!Sephiroth when Sephiroth is no near the monster the other one became thanks to Cloud's actions. Cloud later gets called out for attempting a murder-suicide with Sephiroth during the story's climax.
- In Cissnei's Path: Cissnei chews Cloud out for working with AVALANCHE in bombing the reactors because not only did the collateral damage affect everyone from hospital patients to employees, but he was tarnishing Zack's memory.
- In Frozen Hearts, these are exchanged when Prince Hans' brothers are discussing going to the king to ask for a pardon. The group in favor of doing so is accused of forgetting the seriousness of Prince Hans' crimes, as well as their impact on the kingdom. The group opposed to doing so is accused of forgetting that he is their brother, and of having some overly cruel ideas for punishment.
- In Build Your Wings on the Way Down Hughes is angry at Roy for endangering an eleven-year old kid (Ed) in the train by having him fight terrorists, regardless if Ed is a talented alchemist because Ed was strangled and hurt and got have been hurt worse since Ed was by himself.
- Hughes is angry at Roy for allowing Ed an attempt to save Nina if he believes with good reason that Ed will fail and kill Nina in the attempt.
- In Boys Und Sensha-do
- Akio pulls Maho aside while they're visiting Miho in the hospital and expresses his belief that she is not there for Miho enough by saying "If I had a sister, I’d be there for her all the time. Not just when she’s in the hospital." Of course, he does so unaware that Maho's primary reason for being the Nishizumi heiress, which unfortunately forces her to be distant from Miho at times, is so that Miho can live her life her own way, and unfortunately, he persists in this opinion after Maho protests Miho being disowned and sends her money to cover her rent.
- Akio, Maho and Miho's father all are quite upset with Shiho when she disowns Miho.
- In The Black Bunny, Snape has some choice words for Dumbledore:
Snape: Why did you never save Tom Riddle from that muggle orphanage, Dumbledore? You must have known there was something wrong with him even then. Considering the time and place as well as many other factors... you left my Lord in a hell hole time and time again. You left a young wizard to rot in the middle of a muggle war.
And why, in the ten years Harry remained with his relatives before Hogwarts did you never go and check up on your supposed Savior? Had you never seen the miniscule space he'd been forced to live in for ten years? The space under the stairs? Did you never see that there was nothing within the Dursley home to show there was in fact two boys growing up there?
- In Unmade, after being locked in a Company cell with Sylar for an indefinite amount of time, Peter comes to agree that when they get out of here, Sylar can slice up Adam (who "deserves it") for his regeneration power instead of Claire (his "innocent" niece). Sylar calls him on it: "It's bloodthristy... for someone like you."
- Hivefled: Gamzee's Spirit Advisor duo, Laneen and Sennir, chew him out both for allowing himself to slip into his ancestor's evil ways and for beating himself up for not being able to escape sooner.
- Webwork: Jackie is less upset at the fact that Jade is now a pregnant spider demon than he is when Uncle informs him that Paco's attempt to cure her harmed the eggs she carrying, and her by extension, which he compares to hitting a pregnant woman in the stomach.
- In Reconciliation, it is revealed that Lilly was angry with Hisao for disregarding her advice about Hanako, checking on her when she didn't want to see anyone, triggering the Bad Ending (in which Hanako angrily declares that she hates Hisao and Lilly) and leading to Hanako distancing herself from Hisao and Lilly for eight years out of guilt. Averted when Hanako expects to receive a response like this from Lilly, but does not.
- Littlefoot of Twilight Valley gets called out by Pterano for assaulting Ms. Maia, who is the leader of a guard division. Ms. Maia later turns traitor.
- In "Blind Mans Bluff", Nick pulls an absolutely devastating one on Coach when he accidentally sets a horde on them due to his inability to control his anger after seeing the Charger.
- In Mad World, Trick uses his powers to write that the Garuda will be defeated by a champion (who turns out to be Bo). The Garuda is aware of this, and knows that Lauren will be involved. So it and Thane utterly destroy her life trying to prevent it. Thane murders 19 of her colleagues/friends, murders her, she is then brought back by the Fae, forced into slavery to them, and then Thane returns and subjects her to Mind Rape and horrific torture. She is distinctly unamused when Trick confesses his role in it, and calls him on it in the sequel.
Lauren: What right did you have to play God?Trick: Lauren...Lauren: I am so...sick of explanations of the greater good. I get it from the Ash, from the Morrigan, from you. Everything that happened is for the greater good. I am tired of my life being nothing more than a trivial after thought to you people. I had a life, a good life before it was taken from me. I died and was resurrected because that would help the Fae. I have lived the last five years at the mercy of the Light Fae while most of them treat animals better than they treat me. So, to answer your question Trick, I'm not alright. I haven't been alright for five years and now I'm just sick of putting up with it.Trick: Lauren, I'm sorry.Lauren: Keep your apologies. If you want to help me, you'll write a new Fae future that I'm not a part of.
- There's also a failed one. Lauren finally kills Thane (after said torture); Amara, while happy that Thane is dead, is deeply upset that Lauren killed him. She feels that a Fae who sacrificed himself to resurrect Lauren (who was also her brother) was of a pure and superior fae, and that Lauren has destroyed said purity by killing someone. It comes off as petty and arrogant given everything that has happened, which was likely intentional.
- Academy Blues:
- Hayate attempts to pull this on Takashi for killing all the Lords of the Circles, but rescinds it once she realises what the "victims" were planning on doing to her and hers.
- Natalia's grandmother gives her one for her betrayal.
- In Perfection Is Overrated, Mai explodes at Mikoto after she (while Brainwashed) kills Bachiko and Meiko while they're fighting Mai and acts like nothing has happened]]. Mai is less disturbed by the action than the way Mikoto acts with regards to it, especially considering that the enemies were SUEs with the power to alter their victims' personalities.
Mikoto: "Mai… What… happened here?"Mai: "Don't play dumb, Mikoto! You killed Bachiko and Meiko, don't you remember?"Mikoto: "I did? I don't remember. I saw you… in trouble… and the next thing I knew, the two of them disappeared."Mai: (after a pause) "I'm sorry, Mikoto. I just… don't know what's happened to you. Obviously it's not the SUEs' influence, but you… didn't seem yourself in that moment. You're a kind girl who makes friends with everyone, not some ruthless killer, even if it's my enemy you're fighting."
- In Mass Vexations, Author Avatar Art gets chewed out by Shepard for purposefully splitting a salarian STG unit on Virmire, thus forcing Shepard to make a choice between him and Ashley and nearly getting the salarian unit killed. And that's not including how he gets yelled at for insubordination.
- And then, this trope pretty much kicks Art's ass all over the place in the sequel. Let's just say creating a Conveniently Unverifiable Cover Story and then hiding the truth from Commander Shepard was not one of his better ideas.
- Garrus chewed Shepard out for rejecting him after he had abandoned everything for her while she had led him to believe that she did feel something for him (she did, but didn't want to admit it to him). They snapped, ended up fighting, and she decided to kick him out after they're done with Saren.
- Thane called Garrus out for constantly shutting himself off to wallow in the past and ignoring Shepard after Garrus had promised to never leave her side again.
- Dozens of MLP fanworks love to heap this sort of thing onto Princess Celestia for her actions throughout the series. Most notably not being the one to solve any of the conflicts in-show and never issuing an on-screen apology for her failures or shortcomings, especially after the Changeling Invasion.
- In No, I am Not a Brony, GET ME OUTTA EQUESTRIA!!!, TD epically calls out the Mane Six sans Fluttershy for how they've treated him over the last couple of days: Pinkie punished him for breaking a Pinkie Promise - after he'd apologized - by setting him on (harmless) fire; Rarity cast a freezing spell on him to keep him from running out of the boutique when he thought she was going to make him something ridiculous - then used him as a mannequin - rather than simply explain that she would show him her designs and get his approval before making anything; and Twilight, Applejack, and Rainbow Dash attempted to beat the crap out of him less than an hour after he'd woken up in the hospital - admittedly, he had just punched Celestia in the face for accidentally bringing him here, but as he points out, their actions were completely disproportionate to any damage he could have done to an immortal sun goddess.
TD: Thanks for the game of ‘head on a stick’ with me and the back of that chair. I always wanted to know how it feels to be a quadriplegic.Luna: We... We are sorry for what We did to thee. Our reaction was disproportionate.TD: You think? What's with you ponies and thinking Celestia needs protecting from me anyway? If whatever I do is unwarranted, then she can execute me herself.
- History repeats itself in Chapter 13, when Celestia informs him that she has no way of sending him home, despite her best efforts. While he tries to restrain his anger, a confrontation with the Princesses and Blueblood in the middle of the Gala gets out of control and ends with Celestia getting punched again and Luna snapping TD's spine in retaliation. After Celestia heals him, he silently returns to his house in Ponyville. When the Princesses show up the following morning, he rejects their offer of help and angrily calls out Luna on her actions:
- In the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Alternate Universe Fic, Rainbooms and Royalty, in which Rainbow is Celestia's personal student instead of Twilight, Rainbow directs this towards Princess Celestia after she and the rest of the Mane Cast defeat Nightmare Moon. She is enraged to discover how Celestia manipulated her and her friends behind the scenes since their foalhood in her plan to redeem her sister. Interestingly, she's not upset about being used, she's upset that Celestia did not trust her enough to be forthright about her intentions, because she would have gladly aided Celestia. She's also incensed that Celestia was willing to risk her and her friends to redeem Luna, rather than confronting Luna herself, and, if necessary, fighting her. She says that she still loves Celestia, but she cannot forgive her yet. Fortunately, after both the princess and Rainbow have a chance to talk with other ponies, they reconcile quickly.
- In The Vinyl Scratch Tapes, Vinyl gets one from Princess Luna when Vinyl not only insults Prince Blueblood (who may be a jerk, but by that point Vinyl's campaign to get back at him was so successful he's turned to drinking to help deal with the fact that ponies send death threats to him on a regular basis) in front of her, but also reveals she's the one who humiliated Princess Celestia by guilt-tripping her for banishing Luna during her Nightmare Moon phase, causing Vinyl to enter a Heroic BSOD. Later, Luna is forced to apologize for the latter (but refuses for the former). However, Trixie then busts out of a trash can (It Makes Sense in Context) and accuses all the assembled ponies who gathered to make Vinyl feel better that they are all hypocrites for treating Blueblood like a pariah for being a jerk, but pretending Vinyl's own jackassery is charming (especially since this jackassery involves hiring a known criminal and a slaver and bringing him into the heart of Canterlot).
- Whispers: Nightmare Moon tries this in the form of an Armor-Piercing Question when Celestia is about to seal her with the Elements of Harmony. Celestia doesn't buy it.
- A Future of Friendship, A History of Hate: Rainbow Dash gets chewed out several times in Episode 3 for putting herself in danger — first, when breaking up a thunderstorm in The Teaser with a dangerous technique, then with her insistence on fighting Fury Cross alone.
- In Jericho, the eponymous main character, Jericho, has this happen to him when he gets attacked by an angry townspony. In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it fight, Jericho knocks the guy out, only to have the guy's wife and little daughter both rush to his aid. They yell at him, and then he has a What the Hell, Hero? moment on himself.
Jericho: “Oh, you mean the side-neck chop? That’s just a martial arts move. I mean, yeah, if I’d done it wrong, it would have killed him via cardiac arrest, and so, in hindsight, that was highly irresponsible of me to do but... I’m not helping my case any, am I?”
- In My Brave Pony II: Starfleet Magic, when Twilight expresses qualms about killing Starfleet's enemies.
Krysta: "Twilight, I like you, but… sometimes I think you really need to wake up and stop kidding yourself."
- In What's Done in the Dark..., Twilight chews out Shining Armor after his affair with Luna becomes public knowledge, but unfortunately most of it is defused when Shining lets her know that their mother already did that.
- This comic calls out Princess Cadance for destroying the fake crystal heart before rallying the Crystal Ponies for the sake of a good laugh.
- In Team 8, Kurenai calls Hinata out on pushing herself as far as she did against Neji, which almost resulted in her death and upset Naruto to the point where he nearly forfeited his own match by being unwilling to leave her side, suggesting that she had no regard for her safety or her friends' feelings when she did so.
- Naruto and Kushina trade these in Eroninja when they're sent to the past. Kushina (taking the place of the Kyuubi) suggests Naruto inform Minato about the future so they don't die and Naruto can grow up with his parents. When Naruto insists they can't as it's impossible to tell whether they can even change time and that if they succeed, the results would be unpredictable, Kushina angrily accuses him of sacrificing his parents to protect his harem lifestyle. Naruto retorts that she's asking him to sacrifice himself and his family for the sake of her and Minato. If Naruto was raised with his parents, he'd likely be a completely different person than he is now.
- In A Fathers Wrath, Orochimaru (Naruto's father in this fic) calls out Tsunade and Jiraiya when they meet again, asking them why they weren't around when Naruto was growing up and he needed someone to look after him and guide him.
- Surprisingly, Inner Sakura calls out the real Sakura in A Growing Affection when she starts bullying Hinata.
- Orochimaru calls out Tsunade in Of Ramen and Wooden Skates for constantly borrowing money from him and Jiraiya for gambling and never paying them back. Not only does she owe Orochimaru more than he makes in a year at his part-time job, but Jiraiya had to move in with him after he couldn't pay his rent.
- In Shattered Naruto attempts to call out Sakura for killing Sasuke, saying that she destroyed any chance of Team 7 ever reuniting. Sakura however turns it around on him, saying that he was willing to die and let Sasuke do whatever he wanted despite being as bad as several villains they've fought, all because Sasuke used to be their friend.
Sakura: "He was going to kill us Naruto! He already murdered and killed others... including a member of his own team! There's a line Naruto! A line that you cannot cross and if you do there's no going back and Sasuke stepped over it with no regrets whatsoever! The same line Orochimaru, Sasori, and several others crossed, he crossed it as well! ... You acted as though if you ignore the problem, it will go away even if it's staring you in the face! People were dying and being hurt with what was happening and we all knew what needed to be done and instead you chose to cover your ears and pretend you can't hear it because it's not what you want to hear! Is that what you planned on doing if you became Hokage? Ignore the problems because you don't want to face reality and see them for what they are? Real Hokage material you've shown yourself to be! You're nothing but talk."
- The Child Of Love:
- From Misato to Asuka after the latter attempts to commit suicide.
- Teri also chewed Asuka out via telepathy by nearly killing them both.
- Asuka gave one to Shinji when he got so frightened, thinking he could not protect her, that he broke up with her.
- A minor, humorous example when Shinji complains Asuka has gotten heavier, she replies it is Teri’s fault and he asks whether she is seriously blaming their unborn daughter who can’t speak in her behalf.
- Evangelion 303: This doujin provides several examples. Asuka and Shinji were recipients of most of them:
- In chapter 2 Asuka punched Shinji because during a training duel because he had pulled a suicidal move and he had got her nearly killed. Misato yelled Asuka that, even if Shinji's actions were wrong and punishment-worthy, striking a fellow pilot was completely unacceptable and it would not be brooked.
- Meanwhile Ritsuko lectured Shinji that pulling suicidal moves during a friendly duel or training, only because you are determined to win, may be a stupid way to waste your life.
- In chapter 6 Shinji tells during a pillow talk that he has no many reasons to live rather "exist". Asuka angrily retorts that no one can live without self-preservation instinct, she could never go into combat with someone that will not try to fight for his life, and there is a lot of other people -such like herself- that depends on him to live.
- Saburo felt ignored by Kaworu and broke up with him due to a fit of jealousy. Kaworu moved on but Saburo did not, and he resented that Kaworu went out with other people. In chapter 7 he warned Kaworu against wasting his "forgiveness". Kaworu was not amused:
Kaworu: Forgiveness? You dumped me in a fit of jealousy fanned by the flames of your own imagination. There never was anything to forgive.
- In chapter ten Gendo lectures Shinji about spending his entire free time watching over a comatose Asuka, and reprimands him for neglecting his duties and being more concerned with Asuka than with saving millions of innocent lives. Shinji replied that he knew nothing about "duty".
- After Unit-04's crash and spending several months in a coma Asuka blamed herself for the failure of the mission and her friend's death, and she hated herself. To cope with her pain, she started to lash out at everyone, especially Shinji. In chapter 12 she is going through an inner turmoil and her rational side lectures her harshly about her actions:
Asuka: Nobody understands what I’m going through!
Asuka: Do YOU understand?
Asuka: Do you see what you are doing? What you’ve been doing ever since you woke up? You wrap yourself up in this warm blanket of hate because it makes you feel powerful! It’s the only way you can feel powerful again without the help of others! But it’s only a drug. A quick chemical that hides your troubles! Meanwhile they’re still there GETTING WORSE. So, once again, the great Asuka Langley Sohryu is retreating from her troubles armed with a medicine cabinet of powerful looking narcotics! My, how self-reliant you are!
- In chapter 15 Asuka and Mari were supposed to take part in a training. However they started to to dog-fighting. Misato chewed them out, stating that she had no use for pilots that still have to prove that can do their jobs.
- Scar Tissue:
- In chapter 6 Shinji blames Ritsuko for his and Asuka’s suffering:
"You did this. […] You did this, you made me like this, you fucked us all up, you and that bastard. [...] I can’t go to bed in peace, I can’t get a good night’s sleep, Asuka hates everything, she’ll never be the same. You did this, you bastards, you made me into this, this monster that I am…"
- Toji, Kensuke and Hikari thought that it would be a good idea picking a fight with Asuka in a hospital room and insulting her relentlessly in presence of Shinji. Shinji exploded and they had their ears ripped good:
"SHUT UP!!!!!!!!" Roared Shinji, enraged. His outburst came with a high price, though. As soon as he yelled, he started coughing violently, the machines around him ticking like crazy. Amazingly enough, Asuka turned her back on her attackers as soon as Shinji coughed, forgetting them completely.
"Shinji?! Shinji are you okay? Don't strain yourself!." Asuka wore a worried expression, hoping for the best yet fearing the worst. What if Shinji had reopened his wounds?
The boy, however, was busy getting his breathing in control and glaring hell at his so called friends.
"What… what do… any of you… (cough) know?! HUH?! What do you know?!" Shinji was breathing rather heavily, but he paid no mind to it, nor did he pay any mind Asuka's concerned eyes. No, he was focused on putting someone on their place.
"Nothing! You don't know shit! You didn't do SHIT! Asuka fought for you assholes, she fought nine Evangelions to save you!! And this is how you thank her, by insulting her?!"
'Shinji…" Muttered Asuka, finding his left hand and squeezing it, as to calm him. It was the first time she touched him since the incident.
"NO!! I will not just sit here and listen to this shit! She was the bravest of all of us, goddamnit!!! I did nothing, NOTHING while she fought alone, because I'm a good for nothing coward, but she didn't let that stop her!! She fought for everyone, until her last breath! And because she was alone, because I'm a fucking coward, she was ripped apart!! Literally!! And you… you dare insult her?! You have no right, you hear me?! No right!! No… (cough) (cough) right!"
- In chapter 6 Shinji blames Ritsuko for his and Asuka’s suffering:
- In Poké Wars: The Subsistence, Tracy gets yelled at by the entire cast after he tries to assault Jessie, James, and Meowth after their Heel-Face Turn.
- Pokémon: Take Two, a Send Your OCs fanfic, gives us one in chapter seven. Actually, that entire chapter is pretty much dedicated to telling our main character how much she sucks as a person, and how she really needs to get her act together.
- In With Strings Attached, the four (specifically George) decide to abandon Jim Hunter to his mind-sucking BFS because they don't want to risk their lives trying to get it away from him. They feel guilty, but they do it anyway. Luckily for both him and them, the ruthless ploy results in Jim's being able to release the sword, so he thinks it was just a brilliant maneuver on George's part. No one is in any hurry to tell him differently.
- Also, they refuse to rescue or even contact Lyndess after they deliver the Vasyn, pretty much saying that she can go fuck herself... despite her having saved their lives at the end of the First Movement.
- The Massively Multiplayer Crossover (but mostly Ruroken) fic Blood And Revolution has Aoshi massacre the Cabinet and most of the Diet in 2015. Absolutely no one was happy about this and he was given various levels of confrontation for it - from Kenshin's "How could you...?" to Hiko's beheading him.
- In Massages, the girls make Jaune give them massages, because he is really good at them. Ren calls them out on doing this whenever they feel like and running Jaune ragged, and on not noticing that Jaune's hands were slowly getting damaged with each session. They are deeply ashamed and apologize. Later, when Jaune gets kissed by Velvet, the girls get jealous and yell at him, only for him to point out that they don't have any right to decide who he dates.
- Miya gets a couple in the early chapters Ashikabi of Thunder and Lightning. First, Uzume snaps after Miya scolds her for making a dirty joke. Uzume accuses Miya of bullying the other Sekirei into following her own "prudish lifestyle". While Miya is shown to have a point (sex before their power matures stops a Sekirei from growing stronger), Uzume is still upset that Miya bans all forms of sexual contact and refuses to share any information with the others even if it'd be useful.
- Later, after Miya accuses Takami of using her own children as pawns, Takami angrily responds that as Miya has "removed herself from the board", Takami has been forced to do what she can to limit Minaka's mad schemes. Takami further demands to know just what will force Miya to actually become involved in things instead of sitting everything out.
- Deliver Us From Evil Series:
Gregson: ...Now what in bloody blazes d'you mean they've found a body?!
- Inspector Patterson is subjected to this several times by Lestrade and Gregson, typically over Patterson's attitude/actions regarding Sherlock Holmes or Dr. Watson.
Lestrade: You knew it was probable that Sherlock Holmes was dead, and you allowed them to hope by being uncertain? My God man, have you no compassion?
- A chapter later...
- Bart Simpson Attorney At Law:
- The North Remembers: When Jaime Lannister is sent into a trap set up by the Brotherhood without Banners after being led there unwillingly by Brienne, he is given the standard Kangaroo Court before setting out to hang him. Like Sandor Clegane before him, he calls them out on this behavior, specifically to Lem Lemoncloak.
Jaime: “You smell marginally less bad, you potentially have better table manners, and you're more likely to be mistaken for the hind end of an aurochs rather than a goat, but for the life of me I can't see how you're different from the Bloody Mummers. At least they only had the decency to take my hand, but you won't be satisfied with anything less than my soul. Haven't you thundering imbeciles worked out by now that there's nothing there to give? Kill the Kingslayer, very well. Then you'll be a hero. Will that make you immortal, or set to rights the wrongs you're supposedly avenging, or do anything besides make you just as much a murderer as me? I don't care what god you pray to or what high-and-mighty purpose you claim. You still think you're the only ones to lose something in this war, and that makes you at least as blind as my sweet sister. Drop those breeches, Pisscloak, grace us all with the delightful aroma of your shit."
- In The Legend of Spyro: A New Dawn, Sparx of all people calls Cyril out on him saying that rescuing the kidnapped eggs wasn't worth putting the rest at risk by dividing their forces... right in front of Cynder, who was in a Heroic BSOD over the fact her adopted egg was among them.
- The Wrong Reflection: The fic is set a few weeks after a Noodle Incident (explained in another to-be-published fic) in which Eleya lost it at a conference and cussed out "three ambassadors, a rear admiral, and the Proconsul of the Romulan Republic." She avoided being cashiered outright by dint of being a Bunny-Ears Lawyer ("I kinda helped save Earth Spacedock after."), but she still ends up with a massive black mark on her service record that means she'll probably never make admiral. (Granted, she wasn't interested in being an admiral anyway.)
- "Aen'rhien Vailiuri": Jaleh calls out Morgan for killing her prisoner Maje Tillih, up to and including cussing her out. Morgan, however, doesn't think she did anything wrong (Deliberate Values Dissonance is in play).
- "Last Rights": Nobody ever misses an opportunity to call out the Kobali for using living Vaadwaur soldiers locked in stasis as reproductive stock (something they did in the canon Star Trek Online story).
- In "Flaihhsam s'Spahkh", when the very anti-Federation Senator Vreenak says that the Federation cannot be trusted not to use the USS Defiant's cloaking device against the Romulan Star Empire, Morgan points out that the Federation has historically gone out of its way to keep the peace and that most of the violations of the Treaties of Alpha Trianguli and Algeron were the Romulans' doing.
- Strange Times Are Upon Us: Brokosh calls out Meromi on killing a pair of slave hunters and potentially polluting the timeline. Meromi, however, retorts that he thinks Orions are all the same, and she hates slavery because she was given to a Klingon nobleman by Melani D'ian as a "housewarming gift" at the age of fifteen.
- Swimming In Terror: Saionji, of all people, tells Hibiki; "Someone died, and all you care about is yourself!"
- Beast Boy gets this a lot in the first two chapters of The End of Ends, though his actions justify the calling out (they range from stalking one school girl to raiding Raven's room to downright beating up two school girls), though since it's one of those fanfics, they're portrayed as the Titans being mean to Beast Boy.
- In the Things We Dont Tell Humans, Sentinel Prime seems to collect these as a hobby.
- He resurrects a friend for a job and fails to realize the friend is suicidal after the job is over. Ratchet and the friend’s young son call him out on it.
- He doesn’t reveal that he’s become a Nay-Theist (he’s supposed to be a Priest King) until the revelation almost derails the crowning of the next Prime. Ratchet and the young son (now grown up) call him out on that, too.
- He breaks into Optimus Prime’s office and then lies about having called ahead when he accidentally interrupts a private moment between Optimus and Elita-One. Elita, Optimus, and Megatron all call him out on that.
- Transformers Victory: Leozack, of all characters, complains to Victory Leo when he's willing to leave Holi and Jean for dead.
- All the main characters in Shatterheart gets one and at seperate occassions:
- Real!Syaoran is called by Fai for keeping his relationship with Kurogane a secret from him and not telling Sakura the truth. In the Nihon Arc, Kurogane calls him out on his indecisiveness when he wanted Syaoran to make clear whether Syaoran would stay with him or Syaoran would continue to pursue Sakura.
- Sakura is called out for treating Real!Syaoran like an non-entity and for shunning him for him not being his clone when Syaoran wanted to know her.
- Fai is called out for hating and shunning Real!Syaoran and for emotionally blackmailing Syaoran to end his relationship with Kurogane, which at the time was his only positive relationship. Kurogane and Syaoran let him have it when they find at the end of the Infinity Arc he was going to backstab them the entire time.
- Kurogane is called by Fai for agreeing with Syaoran's offer for a sexual relationship because the latter was emotionally vulnerable and still in love with Sakura. After he breaks up with Syaoran, Fai calls him out on the brutal way he ends their relationship. In the Nihon Arc, all his friends call him out that he lets his anger get the better of him and he doesn't let himself feel his own emotions when he brutalizes Syaoran and misses the obvious cues that Syaoran was trying to calm him down.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Forever: Yugo (the main character and the son of Yugi) gets called out on three separate occasions by different characters:
- The first time, one of his Five-Man Band snaps at him for behaving like a Jerk Ass toward their mutual friend and for attacking her during their duel, in such a way as to potentially cause her injury (which Yugo did because she inadvertently pushed a sensitive button for him).
- The second time, he goes off to Egypt to face the arc's villains alone in order to protect his friends from being killed by them. His chief rival is not pleased, and follows Yugo to Egypt to punch him in the face and yell at him for not trusting more in his friends' ability to aid him.
- The third time, during the story's final arc, most of the adult supporting cast verbally rips him for making a two-edged deal with the Big Bad in order to save the aforementioned and now-brainwashed rival, a deal that could end in either Yugo's own death or the deaths of thousands of innocent people.