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* In ''Manga/BoardingSchoolJuliet'', some thugs from the enemy country of Towa ambush Percia, blinding her with pepper spray and tearing open her shirt [[note]]hopefully just[[/note]] to intimidate her. It is at this point that Inuzuka (who is also a Towan, but significantly more honorable) notices what's going on and intervenes, [[BridalCarry picking Percia up]], and running. So when Percia's vision clears a few minutes later, what she ''sees'' is that there's a foreign man touching her while she's half-undressed. Fortunately, Inuzuka is quick to back away, and she has pre-existing knowledge of [[FriendlyEnemy what sort of person he is]], so they eventually sort things out.

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* In ''Manga/BoardingSchoolJuliet'', some thugs from the enemy country of Towa Black Dogs ambush Percia, Juliet Percia of the opposing White Cats, blinding her with pepper spray and tearing open her shirt [[note]]hopefully just[[/note]] to intimidate her. It is at this point that Romio Inuzuka (who is also a Towan, Black Dog, but significantly more honorable) honorable, ''and'' secretly in love with Percia) notices what's going on and intervenes, [[BridalCarry picking Percia up]], and running. So when Percia's vision clears a few minutes later, what she ''sees'' is that there's a foreign man touching her hated rival on top of her while she's half-undressed. Fortunately, Inuzuka is quick to back away, and she has pre-existing knowledge of [[FriendlyEnemy what sort of person he is]], so they eventually sort things out.


* "WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic": In "Lesson Zero", Twilight Sparkle finds [[AllLovingHero Fluttershy]] giving a bear a massage, but it's so violent that Twilight thinks Fluttershy is beating up the bear. Admittedly, so does the audience.

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* "WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic": ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "Lesson Zero", Twilight Sparkle finds [[AllLovingHero Fluttershy]] giving a bear a massage, but it's so violent that Twilight thinks Fluttershy is beating up the bear. Admittedly, so does the audience.


Not to be confused with StabTheScorpion, as that's typically associated with giving the audience a misleading first impression as well. Can result in MadeOutToBeAJerkass.

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Not to be confused with StabTheScorpion, as that's typically associated with giving the audience a misleading first impression as well. Can result in MadeOutToBeAJerkass.
MadeOutToBeAJerkass. See also StabTheScorpion.



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* ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'': When Kaguya tries to help Ishigami study so he won't be held back a year, he comes to the conclusion that she's trying to torture him, even when she gives him some cake as a reward for his hard work.


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* In ''Manga/BoardingSchoolJuliet'', some thugs from the enemy country of Towa ambush Percia, blinding her with pepper spray and tearing open her shirt [[note]]hopefully just[[/note]] to intimidate her. It is at this point that Inuzuka (who is also a Towan, but significantly more honorable) notices what's going on and intervenes, [[BridalCarry picking Percia up]], and running. So when Percia's vision clears a few minutes later, what she ''sees'' is that there's a foreign man touching her while she's half-undressed. Fortunately, Inuzuka is quick to back away, and she has pre-existing knowledge of [[FriendlyEnemy what sort of person he is]], so they eventually sort things out.

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* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': In the album "De Stemmenrover" (the voice thief), Lambik runs into a Japanese princess who is being attacked by bandits, and comes to her aid. While Lambik single handedly fights the bandits, the princess runs away. Lambik wins the fight but then sees another group of armed men coming his way. Assuming they are bandits as well, he defeats them too, only to learn afterwards that they were actually samurai send by the princess to help him.

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* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': In the album "De Stemmenrover" (the voice thief), Lambik runs into a Japanese princess who is being attacked by bandits, and comes to her aid. While Lambik single handedly singlehandedly fights the bandits, the princess runs away. Lambik wins the fight but then sees another group of armed men coming his way. Assuming they are bandits as well, he defeats them too, only to learn afterwards that they were actually samurai send sent by the princess to help him.



* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness Act IV'': In chapter 25, Jacqueline blows up Tsukune's house right in front of him [[ForTheEvulz just because she can]], apparently killing Tsukune's sleeping mother inside as well. However, [[SuperSpeed Gin]] managed to get her out in time; sadly, when the neighbors see the big werewolf carrying Kasumi, they automatically assume that he's trying to kidnap her, one even bringing out a shotgun.

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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness Act IV'': In chapter 25, Jacqueline blows up Tsukune's house right in front of him [[ForTheEvulz just because she can]], apparently killing Tsukune's sleeping mother inside as well. However, [[SuperSpeed Gin]] managed to get her out in time; sadly, when the neighbors see the big werewolf carrying Kasumi, they automatically assume that he's trying to kidnap her, her. one even bringing brings out a shotgun.

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* In ''Literature/{{Renegades}}'', when the headquarters are attacked, Adrian runs in and sees Nightmare standing over [[spoiler:Max's]] unconscious body. He naturally assumes she tried to kill him, while the chapter from her perspective already showed she was actually attempting to rescue him.


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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness Act IV'': In chapter 25, Jacqueline blows up Tsukune's house right in front of him [[ForTheEvulz just because she can]], apparently killing Tsukune's sleeping mother inside as well. However, [[SuperSpeed Gin]] managed to get her out in time; sadly, when the neighbors see the big werewolf carrying Kasumi, they automatically assume that he's trying to kidnap her, one even bringing out a shotgun.
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** In "Boys Will Be Eds", Rolf's goat attacks Jimmy for his sandwich. As Rolf tries to pry the goat off Jimmy, Sarah appears automatically thinks that Rolf is attacking Jimmy before slamming her racket down over his head and beating him to a pulp.

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** In "Boys Will Be Eds", Rolf's goat attacks Jimmy for his sandwich. As Rolf tries to pry the goat off Jimmy, Sarah appears and automatically thinks that Rolf is attacking Jimmy before slamming her racket down over his head and beating him to a pulp.


* Alice's first appearance on ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' ends up this way. Jay passes by her and her daughter, Penny struggling to carry her groceries in the rain, when someone bumps into her causing her to drop them. Jay feels bad for them and goes over to offer to share his cab ride. When Alice sees him approaching, she douses him with pepper spray. Luckily, Jay is not phased by it (he notes that it tastes like jalapeño), and Alice quickly apologizes when she realizes he's trying to help.

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* Alice's first appearance on ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' ends up this way. Jay passes by her and her daughter, Penny struggling to carry her groceries in the rain, when someone bumps into her causing her to drop them. Jay feels bad for them and goes over to offer to share his cab ride. When Alice sees him approaching, she douses him with pepper spray. Luckily, Jay is not phased fazed by it (he notes that it tastes like jalapeño), and Alice quickly apologizes when she realizes he's trying to help.


* In "WesternAnimation/FriendshipIsMagic" episode "lesson zero" Twilight sparkle finds [[AllLovingHero fluttershy]] giving a bear a massage, but it's so violent that twilight sparkle thinks fluttershy is beating up the bear. Admittedly, so does the audience.

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* "WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic": In "WesternAnimation/FriendshipIsMagic" episode "lesson zero" "Lesson Zero", Twilight sparkle Sparkle finds [[AllLovingHero fluttershy]] Fluttershy]] giving a bear a massage, but it's so violent that twilight sparkle Twilight thinks fluttershy Fluttershy is beating up the bear. Admittedly, so does the audience.


* In "WesternAnimation/FriendshipIsMagic" episode "lesson zero" Twilight sparkle finds fluttershy giving a bear a massage, but it's so violent that twilight sparkle thinks [[fluttershy AllLovingHero]] is beating up the bear. Admittedly, so does the audience.

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* In "WesternAnimation/FriendshipIsMagic" episode "lesson zero" Twilight sparkle finds fluttershy [[AllLovingHero fluttershy]] giving a bear a massage, but it's so violent that twilight sparkle thinks [[fluttershy AllLovingHero]] fluttershy is beating up the bear. Admittedly, so does the audience.

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*In "WesternAnimation/FriendshipIsMagic" episode "lesson zero" Twilight sparkle finds fluttershy giving a bear a massage, but it's so violent that twilight sparkle thinks [[fluttershy AllLovingHero]] is beating up the bear. Admittedly, so does the audience.


** When gang-rape leader Todd Manning attacks his victim Marty ''again'', her friend Luna happens upon the scene and whacks him on the head with a pipe. Unfortunately, thanks to the rape case being well known among the townspeople, the cops assume Luna was acting as a vigilante rather than defending Marty.



* On the SoapOpera ''Series/{{Passions}}, local {{Jerkass}} Julian Crane (who is actually a JerkWithAHeartOfGold) is trapped in an elevator with local MarySue Whitney Russell. Julian tries to find a way out, only for glass to shatter and fall into the elevator. Whitney repeatedly screams at him to "Get back!", meaning for him to be careful (he's staying in place to protect her from the shards). Hearing this outside the elevator, her father TC, who loathes Julian, assumes that Julian is attacking her and proceeds to beat the crap out of him when the two finally get out.

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* On the SoapOpera ''Series/{{Passions}}, ''Series/{{Passions}}'', local {{Jerkass}} Julian Crane (who is actually a JerkWithAHeartOfGold) is trapped in an elevator with local MarySue Whitney Russell. Julian tries to find a way out, only for glass to shatter and fall into the elevator. Whitney repeatedly screams at him to "Get back!", meaning for him to be careful (he's staying in place to protect her from the shards). Hearing this outside the elevator, her father TC, who loathes Julian, assumes that Julian is attacking her and proceeds to beat the crap out of him when the two finally get out.

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* On the SoapOpera ''Series/{{Passions}}, local {{Jerkass}} Julian Crane (who is actually a JerkWithAHeartOfGold) is trapped in an elevator with local MarySue Whitney Russell. Julian tries to find a way out, only for glass to shatter and fall into the elevator. Whitney repeatedly screams at him to "Get back!", meaning for him to be careful (he's staying in place to protect her from the shards). Hearing this outside the elevator, her father TC, who loathes Julian, assumes that Julian is attacking her and proceeds to beat the crap out of him when the two finally get out.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "If it Smells Like an Ed", the Eds discover Johnny hogtied. The Kids arrive shortly after and think their attempts at untying him are actually them tying him up themselves.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** In "Boys Will Be Eds", Rolf's goat attacks Jimmy for his sandwich. As Rolf tries to pry the goat off Jimmy, Sarah appears automatically thinks that Rolf is attacking Jimmy before slamming her racket down over his head and beating him to a pulp.
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In the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "If it Smells Like an Ed", the Eds discover Johnny hogtied. The Kids arrive shortly after and think their attempts at untying him are actually them tying him up themselves.


* John Mulaney has a bit about this (except that the person who he thinks is helping him thinks ''he's'' attacking ''them''). He was waiting for a train in the NewYorkSubway at 2 am, when a woman starts walking away. He assumes that the woman heard the train on another platform and starts following her. They start walking faster and faster until she starts running and he runs after her. It's only then that he realizes that she thinks he's going to attack her and is trying to get away from him.

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* John Mulaney has a bit about this (except that the person who he thinks is helping him thinks ''he's'' attacking ''them''). He was waiting for a train in the NewYorkSubway UsefulNotes/NewYorkCitySubway at 2 am, when a woman starts walking away. He assumes that the woman heard the train on another platform and starts following her. They start walking faster and faster until she starts running and he runs after her. It's only then that he realizes that she thinks he's going to attack her and is trying to get away from him.

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