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* In ''Series/{{Damnation}}'', Connie Nunn's use of "my dear child" for her adopted ward Brittany is less a display of affection and more a statement of ownership, as she's traveling with Brittany as part of her cover.
* In ''Series/DeadlyClass'', if Brandy-Lynn is calling you "sweetheart", it's probably not affectionate.



* Ladies, be on guard if Sweet Saraya calls you "Princess"(and if she says she wants to "play", run).[[/folder]]

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* Ladies, be on guard if Sweet Saraya calls you "Princess"(and "Princess" (and if she says she wants to "play", run).[[/folder]]

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** In "O.T.: The Outside Toilet", Max Flush calls Gene "Baby Boy Belcher" after finding it written on the name tag from his [[EggSitting flour sack baby]] project.


No matter how informal people are (or say they are), there are some forms of address that are simply inappropriate between two people if they haven't developed a personal relationship that merits their use: pet names (like "Snookums" or "Honeybunch") and terms of endearment ("my dear", "darling", "honey", and the like). Now, add in [[StalkerWithACrush stalkers]], [[NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine obsessive villains]], or powerful [[BaddieFlattery enemies]] and an otherwise inappropriate pet name becomes downright ''creepy''. Another term along these lines that more indicates frustration than any additional creep factor is "buddy," which when used between strangers often indicates that a fight is about to break out soon.

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No matter how informal people are (or say they are), there are some forms of address that are simply inappropriate between two people if they haven't developed a personal relationship that merits their use: pet names (like "Snookums" or "Honeybunch") and terms of endearment ("my dear", "darling", "honey", and the like). Now, add in [[StalkerWithACrush stalkers]], [[NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine obsessive villains]], or powerful [[BaddieFlattery enemies]] and an otherwise inappropriate pet name becomes downright ''creepy''. Another term along these lines that more indicates frustration than any additional creep factor is "buddy," "buddy" or "pal," which when used between strangers often indicates that a fight is about to break out soon.


** Rat and Jolly U often use diminutives when addressing Alice or call her "kitten". As they [[FriendlyEnemy become friendlier with her]] in later books, it leans towards actual AffectionateNickname.
** In general, when Alice's name is spoken with a diminutive suffix, the highest chance is that it comes from a villain.
** Or, if it isn't a villain, it's probably Granny Lucretia teasing Alice or planning a prank.

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** Rat and Jolly U often sometimes use diminutives when addressing Alice or call her "kitten". As they [[FriendlyEnemy become friendlier with her]] in later books, it leans towards actual AffectionateNickname.
** In general, when Alice's name is spoken with a diminutive suffix, the highest chance is that it comes from a villain.
** Or, if it isn't a villain, it's probably Granny Lucretia teasing Alice or planning a prank.
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* ''VisualNovel/KamigamiNoAsabi'': Loki refers to Yui as "kitty".

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* ''VisualNovel/KamigamiNoAsabi'': ''VisualNovel/KamigamiNoAsobi'': Loki refers to Yui as "kitty".

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* A combination of this trope and NWordPrivileges is the reason why using "brother" or "sister" to refer to a Black person is generally reserved only to other Black people.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers episode "Seaplane!", Kurt, who tried to seduce Linda (and failed miserably), calls Bob "friend" when Bob confronts him. Bob is obviously offended that someone would call him that after trying to sleep with his wife.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' episode "Seaplane!", Kurt, who tried to seduce Linda (and failed miserably), calls Bob "friend" when Bob confronts him. Bob is obviously offended that someone would call him that after trying to sleep with his wife.


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--->''What seems to be the matter, dear? / Why do you cry and shake with fear?''

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--->''What --->What seems to be the matter, dear? / Why do you cry and shake with fear?''fear?



--->''Darlin', [[BlatantLies you can trust me]] / [[CarefulWithThatAxe COMPLETELY!]]''

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--->''Darlin', --->Darlin', [[BlatantLies you can trust me]] / [[CarefulWithThatAxe COMPLETELY!]]''COMPLETELY!]]
* "Dance With The Dragon" by Music/DarkSarah:
-->I know why you're here,\\
Don't try to escape, my dear,\\
You've been naughty I know\\
By trying to steal something of my own


* In the original French text of ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', Erik begins to use the familiar form with Christine. This is after he's kidnapped her for the second/third time, and is [[spoiler: threatening to blow up the entire area if she doesn't agree to marry him.]]

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* In the original French text of ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', Erik begins to use the familiar form with Christine. This is after he's kidnapped her for the second/third time, and is [[spoiler: threatening to blow up the entire area if she doesn't agree to marry him.]]


* The narrator does this in the song "''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMJVcAXiudY Perfect Insanity]]''" by Music/{{Disturbed}}:
-->''What seems to be the matter, dear? / Why do you cry and shake with fear?''
** ''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsIXGVOvah8 The Game]]"'' as well:
-->''Darlin', you can trust me / COMPLETELY!''

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* The narrator does this in the song "''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMJVcAXiudY Perfect Insanity]]''" by Music/{{Disturbed}}:
-->''What ** "[[SanitySlippageSong Perfect Insanity]]":
--->''What
seems to be the matter, dear? / Why do you cry and shake with fear?''
** ''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsIXGVOvah8 "[[MurderBallad The Game]]"'' as well:
-->''Darlin',
Game]]":
--->''Darlin', [[BlatantLies
you can trust me me]] / COMPLETELY!''[[CarefulWithThatAxe COMPLETELY!]]''

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*Ratigan from ''Disney/{{The Great Mouse Detective}}'' does this quite a bit, partially due to him being so [[FauxAffablyEvil Faux Affably Evil]]. He refers to his henchmen as "my friends," the drunken mouse as "my dear Bartholomew" (moments before feeding him to his cat Felicia), his righthand bat as "my dear Fidget" (moments before attempting to feed HIM to Felicia), Olivia as "my dear" and Basil as "old boy."


* In [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi episode six]] of ''Franchise/StarWars'', The Emperor repeatedly calls Luke "my young apprentice" as he's fighting for his life against his father, and this creeps Luke out so much that [[NiceJobFixingItVillain he stops descending into the Dark Side every time Palpatine does it]].

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Palpatine calls Yoda a rasping "myyyy llllittle grrreeeeeeen frrrriend" during their duel.
**
In [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi episode six]] of ''Franchise/StarWars'', six]], The Emperor repeatedly calls Luke "my young apprentice" as he's fighting for his life against his father, and this creeps Luke out so much that [[NiceJobFixingItVillain he stops descending into the Dark Side every time Palpatine does it]].


* Tom Riddle of ''Series/HarryPotter'' refers to Harry by all sorts of pet names to get under his skin, which Harry readily objects to in "Past's Player".

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* Tom Riddle of ''Series/HarryPotter'' ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' refers to Harry by all sorts of pet names to get under his skin, which Harry readily objects to in "Past's Player".

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