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IndirectActiveTransport
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09:23:37 PM Apr 14th 2014
Since I have been lurking here, I've seen the Zohan examples keep getting added and removed. Okay, I get using the trope namer as the page quote but then %in no more quotes and removing the Zohan example from this page and the rest of the wiki makes it obvious it is not wanted. Yet I have not seen any reasoning for it.
kathburnheparine
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10:43:19 PM Dec 27th 2010
Not sure that this is different enough from Kick the Dog...
MrDeath
08:38:40 AM Dec 28th 2010
It's quite different, actually. Kick the Dog means the villain does something mean and pointless just to show us, the viewers, that he's a bad guy.

And Your Little Dog Too is when he threatens to do something personal to the hero.
IndirectActiveTransport
09:21:08 PM Apr 14th 2014
In its original context, it was to show the bad guy was not content to just hurt the hero but also wanted to do something mean and pointless to something that should be of little concern to them just because it was associated with the hero.

It could overlap with kick the dog, but only if they actually succeed.
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