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** Obviously, the more heavily invoked trope is TheTalk, since the main character, and unemployed high-school math teacher, took it upon himself to teach a course in the middle school that hired on [[TitleDrop sexual education]]

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** Obviously, the more heavily invoked trope is TheTalk, since the main character, and an unemployed high-school math teacher, took it upon himself to teach a course in the middle school that hired him a course on [[TitleDrop sexual education]] education.]]


* Literature/TomSawyer runs his life this way. It helps that ''Mark Twain'' runs Tom Sawyer's life this way. Of course, [[MediumAwareness Tom probably knows that]].

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* Literature/TomSawyer runs his life this way. It helps that ''Mark Twain'' runs Tom Sawyer's life this way. (It helps that ''Samuel Clemens'' ran Mark Twain's life this way.) Of course, [[MediumAwareness Tom probably knows that]].


** ''Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'' has Harry actually mention this as his [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemy reason for breaking up]] with Ginny. He mentions that Voldemort already took her as a hostage in ''the Chamber of Secrets'' to get Harry to save her, and that was back when she was simply his best friend's sister. He wants to keep her safe by cutting off a romantic bond that would make her a greater target than before.
* Finally, ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'' has Lucius Malfoy ask Voldemort to call off the battle at Hogwarts. Voldemort denies it, knowing exactly how much it would torture Harry to know that people are dying because of him, and how he ''will'' give himself up to Voldemort before the battle is over. And he's right, as Harry heads off to face Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest.

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** ''Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'' has Harry actually mention this as his [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemy [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies reason for breaking up]] with Ginny. He mentions that Voldemort already took her as a hostage in ''the Chamber of Secrets'' to get Harry to save her, and that was back when she was simply his best friend's sister. He wants to keep her safe by cutting off a romantic bond that would make her a greater target than before.
* ** Finally, ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'' has Lucius Malfoy ask Voldemort to call off the battle at Hogwarts. Voldemort denies it, knowing exactly how much it would torture Harry to know that people are dying because of him, and how he ''will'' give himself up to Voldemort before the battle is over. And he's right, as Harry heads off to face Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest.

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* [[Literature/HarryPotter Lord Voldemort]] has a hang for knowing how to manipulate Harry.
** In ''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'', he learns to what extent he can share things with him and uses that knowledge to give Harry what appears to be a prophetic dream, showing Voldemort holding Sirius Black prisoner in the Department of Mystery. As he expected, Harry rushes to the Ministry immediately. And all so that Harry would finally pick up the Prophecy concerning the two of them, and Voldemort could learn its full contents.
** ''Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'' has Harry actually mention this as his [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemy reason for breaking up]] with Ginny. He mentions that Voldemort already took her as a hostage in ''the Chamber of Secrets'' to get Harry to save her, and that was back when she was simply his best friend's sister. He wants to keep her safe by cutting off a romantic bond that would make her a greater target than before.
* Finally, ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'' has Lucius Malfoy ask Voldemort to call off the battle at Hogwarts. Voldemort denies it, knowing exactly how much it would torture Harry to know that people are dying because of him, and how he ''will'' give himself up to Voldemort before the battle is over. And he's right, as Harry heads off to face Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest.

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** Obviously, the more heavily invoked trope is TheTalk, since the main character, and unemployed high-school math teacher, took it upon himself to teach a course in the middle school that hired on [[TitleDrop sexual education]]


* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11842761/6/Memorable-Lullaby Memorable Lullaby]]'' Sirius sent Snape to the Shrieking Shack on a full moon as an attempt at starting a RescueRomance.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11842761/6/Memorable-Lullaby Memorable Lullaby]]'' Sirius sent Snape to the Shrieking Shack on a full moon as an attempt at starting a RescueRomance.


''' This is not the same as an IntendedTrope. Only a character can invoke a trope; and author ''per se'' cannot.'''

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''' This is not the same as an IntendedTrope. Only a character can invoke a trope; and an author ''per se'' cannot.'''

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* At the end of the indie movie ''Film/SexEd'', when fired sexual-education teacher, Cole, confronts the father of one of his students, [[MoralGuardians a preacher that successfully lobbied for the school district to ban sex-ed,]] Cole invokes the fact that TheInternetIsForPorn. Specifically, he mentions that if parents are too embarrassed to have TheTalk with their kids, and if it's illegal to teach sex-ed in schools, then kids will go on the internet, where boys will learn that girls are meant to be used as sex objects, and girls will learn that its okay to be treated like that. [[spoiler: Cole's RousingSpeech works, since he is not only rehired, but is used to train other sex-ed teachers.]]


'''THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS AN [[IntendedTrope INTENDED TROPE]]!!! ONLY A CHARACTER CAN INVOKE A TROPE; AN AUTHOR ''PER SE'' CANNOT!!!'''

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'''THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS AN [[IntendedTrope INTENDED TROPE]]!!! ONLY A CHARACTER CAN INVOKE A TROPE; AN AUTHOR ''PER SE'' CANNOT!!!'''
''' This is not the same as an IntendedTrope. Only a character can invoke a trope; and author ''per se'' cannot.'''


* In ''{{Blip}}'', when the subject of a nasty falling-out between K and Mary comes up, Liz announces that "It's intervention time! RashomonStyle!" Hester recounts the tail end of the argument, as that was the only part she saw, then Liz gives a deliberately exaggerated version of what she saw, prompting Mary to set the record straight for both of them. Of course, forcing Mary to examine these memories in detail was Liz's goal in the first place.

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* In ''{{Blip}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'', when the subject of a nasty falling-out between K and Mary comes up, Liz announces that "It's intervention time! RashomonStyle!" Hester recounts the tail end of the argument, as that was the only part she saw, then Liz gives a deliberately exaggerated version of what she saw, prompting Mary to set the record straight for both of them. Of course, forcing Mary to examine these memories in detail was Liz's goal in the first place.


--> [=GLaDOS=]: This is the Computer Intelligence Training and Enrichment Center Human Test Subject Research Center, or [=CInTECH=]. But why don't we all just agree to call it [[HubLevel the hub]]?

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--> [=GLaDOS=]: '''[=GLaDOS=]:''' This is the Computer Intelligence Training and Enrichment Center Human Test Subject Research Center, or [=CInTECH=]. But why don't we all just agree to call it [[HubLevel the hub]]?



* ''Webcomic/MSFHigh'': Examples include Runners, girls who run through the school with eyes closed and bookbags unzipped, looking for a cute guy who they will crash into, and subsequently date. One of them would be...
** [[http://www.msfhigh.com/?date=2009-04-01 This girl has the jist of it.]]
*** She MAY have gone a little too fast...

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* ''Webcomic/MSFHigh'': Examples include Runners, girls who run through the school with eyes closed and bookbags unzipped, looking for a cute guy who they will crash into, and subsequently date. One of them would be...
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be [[http://www.msfhigh.com/?date=2009-04-01 This girl has the jist of it.]]
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this girl]]. She MAY have gone a little too fast...


--> [=GLaDOS=]: This is the Computer Intelligence Training and Enrichment Center Human Test Subject Research Center or [=SinTech=]. But why don't we all just agree to call it [[HubLevel the hub]]?

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--> [=GLaDOS=]: This is the Computer Intelligence Training and Enrichment Center Human Test Subject Research Center Center, or [=SinTech=].[=CInTECH=]. But why don't we all just agree to call it [[HubLevel the hub]]?

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