07:45:10 AM Mar 8th 2016
I think there is room to expand this topic beyond violent aspects. "It gets easier" is often invoked in many non-violent scenarios as well. For example, there are many movies and TV shows depicting how individuals once they get up the courage to, say, ask someone out on a date, or dance, or speak in public, find it gets easier to do so. An interesting real world one I've seen is how actors have often said that once they do their first nude scene it becomes easier to do it again. There are also many cases where someone is depicted having great difficulty early on doing some technique or using a piece of tech, but as time goes on you see how it's become old hat to them. Thoughts?
09:42:05 AM Sep 4th 2012
Someone vandalised one of the entries to the point where it no longer makes sense. It was in the Western Animation section, and I had to delete it. If anyone can repair this who is familiar with the episode in question, please do:
- In Justice League Unlimited episode "A Better World", The Flash states that killing him, a close friend (who's Lord counterpart was dead), would be a line Lord!Superman would never cross, Lord!Superman shrugs and says that he's been doing things he never thought were possible before, and is intent on killing him before Superman intervenes.
02:56:20 PM Feb 2nd 2011
Does it count as an Exaggerated version of this trope or a straight example if a character is reluctant about killing, but when he commits his first kill he discovers that rather than feeling guilty or bad he enjoys it and soon becomes a Blood Knight whose attitude towards killing is the same as a normal person's attitude towards eating potato chips ("enjoyable, easy, and hard to have just one").