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* ''Website/4Chan'' has "[[WeirdCurrency Good Boy Points,]]" awarded for such things as making boom-boom in the potty instead of on the floor, or cleaning one's room, which can be exchanged for a reward (usually [[TrademarkFavoriteFood chicken tenders]], affectionately reffered to as "tendies") once enough are collected. Of course, this is largely to illustrate that [[NoNameGiven mommy]] is a failure of a parent since she missed the critical second step of punishing bad behaviour (beyond taking away a handful of [=GBP=]).

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* ''Website/4Chan'' ''Website/FourChan'' has "[[WeirdCurrency Good Boy Points,]]" awarded for such things as making boom-boom in the potty instead of on the floor, or cleaning one's room, which can be exchanged for a reward (usually [[TrademarkFavoriteFood chicken tenders]], affectionately reffered to as "tendies") once enough are collected. Of course, this is largely to illustrate that [[NoNameGiven mommy]] is a failure of a parent since she missed the critical second step of punishing bad behaviour (beyond taking away a handful of [=GBP=]).


* ''Website/{{4chan}}'' has "[[WeirdCurrency Good Boy Points,]]" awarded for such things as making boom-boom in the potty instead of on the floor, or cleaning one's room, which can be exchanged for a reward (usually [[TrademarkFavoriteFood chicken tenders]], affectionately reffered to as "tendies") once enough are collected. Of course, this is largely to illustrate that [[NoNameGiven mommy]] is a failure of a parent since she missed the critical second step of punishing bad behaviour (beyond taking away a handful of [=GBP=]).

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* ''Website/{{4chan}}'' ''Website/4Chan'' has "[[WeirdCurrency Good Boy Points,]]" awarded for such things as making boom-boom in the potty instead of on the floor, or cleaning one's room, which can be exchanged for a reward (usually [[TrademarkFavoriteFood chicken tenders]], affectionately reffered to as "tendies") once enough are collected. Of course, this is largely to illustrate that [[NoNameGiven mommy]] is a failure of a parent since she missed the critical second step of punishing bad behaviour (beyond taking away a handful of [=GBP=]).


* ''Website/4chan'' has "Good Boy Points," awarded for such things as making boom-boom in the potty instead of on the floor or cleaning one's room, which can be exchanged for a reward (usually [[TrademarkFavoriteFood chicken tenders]]) once enough are collected. Of course, this is largely to illustrate that [[NoNameGiven mommy]] is a failure of a parent since she missed the critical second step of punishing bad behaviour (beyond taking away a handful of [=GBP=]).

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* ''Website/4chan'' ''Website/{{4chan}}'' has "Good "[[WeirdCurrency Good Boy Points," Points,]]" awarded for such things as making boom-boom in the potty instead of on the floor floor, or cleaning one's room, which can be exchanged for a reward (usually [[TrademarkFavoriteFood chicken tenders]]) tenders]], affectionately reffered to as "tendies") once enough are collected. Of course, this is largely to illustrate that [[NoNameGiven mommy]] is a failure of a parent since she missed the critical second step of punishing bad behaviour (beyond taking away a handful of [=GBP=]).

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* ''Website/4chan'' has "Good Boy Points," awarded for such things as making boom-boom in the potty instead of on the floor or cleaning one's room, which can be exchanged for a reward (usually [[TrademarkFavoriteFood chicken tenders]]) once enough are collected. Of course, this is largely to illustrate that [[NoNameGiven mommy]] is a failure of a parent since she missed the critical second step of punishing bad behaviour (beyond taking away a handful of [=GBP=]).
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It should also be noted that in real life, indulging this trope is probably the best course of action. Positive enforcement is a powerful tool for building behaviors, so if you want an otherwise bad person to keep being good, then prizes are quite effective.

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* ''Series/CloakAndDagger'' has the supernatural villain D'Spayre, who uses a community center to run an underground sex trafficking ring. He did this so that he could feed on his victims' despair to take his daily pain away, and seems confused that actually helping "90%" of his clients doesn't make up for his crimes.


Compare ItsAllAboutMe, EntitledToHaveYou, DoggedNiceGuy, and CondescendingCompassion. For a similar phenomenon in advertiaing, see AsbestosFreeCereal.

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Compare ItsAllAboutMe, EntitledToHaveYou, DoggedNiceGuy, and CondescendingCompassion. For a similar phenomenon in advertiaing, advertising, see AsbestosFreeCereal.



* Coupled with DeliberateValuesDissonance in ''Manga/AnatoliaStory''. Ramses abducts Yuri, and then tells her off for screaming and trying to escape. He tell her she isn't very grateful for how "nice" he's being, whereupon Yuri asks why the hell she should appreciate his kidnapping her as "nice". His response? He wasn't ''raping'' her while kidnapping her, was he?

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* Coupled with DeliberateValuesDissonance in ''Manga/AnatoliaStory''. Ramses abducts Yuri, and then tells her off for screaming and trying to escape. He tell tells her she isn't very grateful for how "nice" he's being, whereupon Yuri asks why the hell she should appreciate his kidnapping her as "nice". His response? He wasn't ''raping'' her while kidnapping her, was he?



** After Dende heals him as part of his DeliberateInjuryGambit during the fight with Frieza, the first thing Vegeta does afterwards is kick Dende aside and angrily tell him to be grateful he didn't decide to kill him. This is despite the fact that, as Dende himself pointed out beforehand, Vegeta was just as evil and cruel as Frieza and had personally killed numerous innocent Namekians, and Dende had ''no reason whatsoever'' to help him (aside from the hope that he would fight Frieza and leave Dende alone).

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** After Dende heals him as part of his DeliberateInjuryGambit during the fight with Frieza, the first thing Vegeta does afterwards is to kick Dende aside and angrily tell him to be grateful he didn't decide to kill him. This is despite the fact that, as Dende himself pointed out beforehand, Vegeta was just as evil and cruel as Frieza and had personally killed numerous innocent Namekians, and Dende had ''no reason whatsoever'' to help him (aside from the hope that he would fight Frieza and leave Dende alone).



* In the Franchise/{{Transformers}} comic ''ComicBook/MoreThanMeetsTheEye'' this is actually inverted. Rodimus invents a morale booster called the Rodimus Star, and gives it out for the most trivial things. Ultra Magnus, who is always a good person, gets one for "best handwriting" while Megatron gets one for "not reverting to his evil ways". Whirl gets one for some unknown reason, and this was before his HiddenDepths began to be plumbed, and Rodimus even offers one to Swerve if he can keep from speaking for one day (which Swerve fails).

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* In the Franchise/{{Transformers}} comic ''ComicBook/MoreThanMeetsTheEye'' this is actually inverted. Rodimus invents a morale booster called the Rodimus Star, Star and gives it out for the most trivial things. Ultra Magnus, who is always a good person, gets one for "best handwriting" while Megatron gets one for "not reverting to his evil ways". Whirl gets one for some unknown reason, and this was before his HiddenDepths began to be plumbed, and Rodimus even offers one to Swerve if he can keep from speaking for one day (which Swerve fails).



* ComicBook/HerculesUnbound seems to think he deserves to be forgiven and liked by the [[Franchise/WonderWoman Amazons]] because he spent time imprisoned for taking over their country and turning them into sex slaves. It's a major sticking point to him that the woman whose rapes he condoned and conducted don't think he's a hero, since he feels they're being petty and ridiculous. Though some of them ''have'' forgiven him he's pissed they don't trust and revere him.

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* ComicBook/HerculesUnbound seems to think he deserves to be forgiven and liked by the [[Franchise/WonderWoman Amazons]] because he spent time imprisoned for taking over their country and turning them into sex slaves. It's a major sticking point to him that the woman whose rapes he condoned and conducted don't think he's a hero, hero since he feels they're being petty and ridiculous. Though some of them ''have'' forgiven him he's pissed they don't trust and revere him.



* Taken UpToEleven by the original Falla in ''Fanfic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness Act IV''. In chapter 11, after after bisecting Luna, Falla tells Kurumu that she should be grateful to her for doing so since she's ensured that Luna won't ever hound Rason again, and outright accuses her of being an UngratefulBitch when she doesn't do so. Even before that, in chapter 6, Falla points out to everyone in Ms. Nekonome's class that had she not intervened in the timeline, everyone would have died; aside from the fact that no one but Tsukune's group has any idea what she's talking about, the ''only'' reason Falla helped to avert Luna's SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum at the end of Act III was [[ItsAllAboutMe to serve]] [[PragmaticVillainy her own interests]], as Luna was the only one who could free her from her [[SealedEvilInACan prison]].

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* Taken UpToEleven by the original Falla in ''Fanfic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness Act IV''. In chapter 11, after after bisecting Luna, Falla tells Kurumu that she should be grateful to her for doing so since she's ensured that Luna won't ever hound Rason again, and outright accuses her of being an UngratefulBitch when she doesn't do so. Even before that, in chapter 6, Falla points out to everyone in Ms. Nekonome's class that had she not intervened in the timeline, everyone would have died; aside from the fact that no one but Tsukune's group has any idea what she's talking about, the ''only'' reason Falla helped to avert Luna's SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum at the end of Act III was [[ItsAllAboutMe to serve]] [[PragmaticVillainy her own interests]], as Luna was the only one who could free her from her [[SealedEvilInACan prison]].



-->'''Katara:''' Oh, so you never smacked me and Sokka about, you listened to me sometimes, and you gave me an even break [[LampshadeHanging That is how it should be dad!]]

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-->'''Katara:''' Oh, so you never smacked me and Sokka about, you listened to me sometimes, and you gave me an even break [[LampshadeHanging That is how it should be be, dad!]]



* Used humerously in the Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer / Literature/ConanTheBarbarian crossover ''[[https://stormwreath.livejournal.com/107051.html Revenge of the Red Witch]]''. Conan reassures Willow that she's safe with him, because [[TheWomenAreSafeWithUs it is not the way of a true Cimmerian to force himself on an unwilling woman.]] That ''is'' noteworthy in [[CrapsackWorld the grim and savage Hyborean Age,]] but Willow is understandably less than comforted.
-->'''Willow:''' Wow. Uh, you're actually boasting that your particular culture has a rape taboo, as if it's something special here? That makes you different from other people? [[GoshDarnItToHeck What the frilly heck]] kind of place is this?

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* Used humerously humorously in the Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer / Literature/ConanTheBarbarian crossover ''[[https://stormwreath.livejournal.com/107051.html Revenge of the Red Witch]]''. Conan reassures Willow that she's safe with him, because [[TheWomenAreSafeWithUs it is not the way of a true Cimmerian to force himself on an unwilling woman.]] That ''is'' noteworthy in [[CrapsackWorld the grim and savage Hyborean Age,]] but Willow is understandably less than comforted.
-->'''Willow:''' Wow. Uh, you're actually boasting that your particular culture has a rape taboo, taboo as if it's something special here? That makes you different from other people? [[GoshDarnItToHeck What the frilly heck]] kind of place is this?



* A downplayed example appears during ''Film/InTheLoop''. Toby, an aide of British cabinet minister Simon, is in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC for a meeting with a senior American government official. The night before, he goes out clubbing with an old university friend, hooks up with her and oversleeps, resulting in him missing the first half of the meeting. After Simon "reads him some extracts from the Riot Act" in response, Toby protests on the grounds that "it's not like I threw up in there, is it?" Unfortunately for him Simon's not impressed with this line of defence:

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* A downplayed example appears during ''Film/InTheLoop''. Toby, an aide of British cabinet minister Simon, is in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC for a meeting with a senior American government official. The night before, he goes out clubbing with an old university friend, hooks up with her and oversleeps, resulting in him missing the first half of the meeting. After Simon "reads him some extracts from the Riot Act" in response, Toby protests on the grounds that "it's not like I threw up in there, is it?" Unfortunately for him him, Simon's not impressed with this line of defence:



* In ''Literature/FireAndHemlock'', the protagonist's mother acts like she's a saintly martyr for watching the school's nativity play (in which her daughter plays a part), because it's ''boring'' - of course, in comparison to the ''father'' she is the better parent.

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* In ''Literature/FireAndHemlock'', the protagonist's mother acts like she's a saintly martyr for watching the school's nativity play (in which her daughter plays a part), part) because it's ''boring'' - of course, in comparison to the ''father'' she is the better parent.



** PlayedForLaughs in ''The Order of the Phoenix'' when Fred and George joke that they should automatically get E for Exceeds Expectations (the second highest O.W.L. grade) because they ''[[ExactWords exceed expectations]]'' every time they actually show up for an exam.

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** PlayedForLaughs in ''The Order of the Phoenix'' when Fred and George joke that they should automatically get E for Exceeds Expectations (the second highest second-highest O.W.L. grade) because they ''[[ExactWords exceed expectations]]'' every time they actually show up for an exam.



* ''Literature/TheHeartstrikers'': Inverted. Julius is the first nice dragon anyone has ever heard of, and has lived his entire life being told that VirtueIsWeakness and being threatened by his much more powerful family members. He is therefore pathetically grateful for even the simplest of kindnesses. In the first book, he is on Cloud 9 after getting a simple thank you--it's apparently the first time someone has ''ever'' thanked him, at least in person. In the [[Literature/NoGoodDragonGoesUnpunished third book]], as Julius is trying to reformat his clan into a democracy, all his siblings are trying to kill him and blaming him for making the clan confused and weak at a critical moment. When Julius mentions to a general from the UN that the clan is too much of a mess right now to help her, she is very impressed to hear his plans to turn his clan into a democracy, and tells him to take all the time he needs. Julius nearly hugs her on the spot.

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* ''Literature/TheHeartstrikers'': Inverted. Julius is the first nice dragon anyone has ever heard of, of and has lived his entire life being told that VirtueIsWeakness and being threatened by his much more powerful family members. He is therefore pathetically grateful for even the simplest of kindnesses. In the first book, he is on Cloud 9 after getting a simple thank you--it's apparently the first time someone has ''ever'' thanked him, at least in person. In the [[Literature/NoGoodDragonGoesUnpunished third book]], as Julius is trying to reformat his clan into a democracy, all his siblings are trying to kill him and blaming him for making the clan confused and weak at a critical moment. When Julius mentions to a general from the UN that the clan is too much of a mess right now to help her, she is very impressed to hear his plans to turn his clan into a democracy, democracy and tells him to take all the time he needs. Julius nearly hugs her on the spot.



* Invoked in ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'', when Dorian realizes that his painting is reflecting all the hedonism he's committed, and thinks that not picking up this country girl he comes across will improve it. The painting promptly develops a smug grin of {{hypocrisy}}.

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* Invoked in ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'', when Dorian realizes that his painting is reflecting all the hedonism he's committed, committed and thinks that not picking up this country girl he comes across will improve it. The painting promptly develops a smug grin of {{hypocrisy}}.



'''Mirri Maz Duur:''' Saved me? Three of those riders had already raped me before you saved me, girl. I saw my god's house burn. There, where I had healed men and women beyond counting. In the streets I saw piles of heads. The head of a baker, who makes my bread. The head of a young boy, that I had cured of a fever just three moons past. So, tell me again exactly what it was that you saved...?\\

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'''Mirri Maz Duur:''' Saved me? Three of those riders had already raped me before you saved me, girl. I saw my god's house burn. There, where I had healed men and women beyond counting. In the streets streets, I saw piles of heads. The head of a baker, who makes my bread. The head of a young boy, that I had cured of a fever just three moons past. So, tell me again exactly what it was that you saved...?\\



* ''Series/LastManStanding'': After Ryan comes back to help Kristin raise Boyd, he thinks he should be EasilyForgiven for abandoning them to go to college and people should commend him for owning up to his responsibility. As Mike continually points out, he's just doing what he's supposed to be doing (and not even doing that great a job of it) and he still left a five year gap where Kristin was on her own to struggle with being a single parent and depend on Mike and Vanessa to help her.
* One episode of ''Series/Lucifer2016'' ends with Detective Decker drunkenly throwing herself at Lucifer after thinking that her ex-husband was leaving her and Trixie for good (he'd actually been kidnapped.) Lucifer is too freaked out to take advantage of her, and instead lets her sleep it off at his place. The very next episode has him crowing about how good he is just because he didn't take advantage of Chloe. Of course, this ''is'' the literal Devil we're discussing here, so his standards of "basic decency" are arguably somewhat skewed to begin with.

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* ''Series/LastManStanding'': After Ryan comes back to help Kristin raise Boyd, he thinks he should be EasilyForgiven for abandoning them to go to college and people should commend him for owning up to his responsibility. As Mike continually points out, he's just doing what he's supposed to be doing (and not even doing that great a job of it) and he still left a five year five-year gap where Kristin was on her own to struggle with being a single parent and depend on Mike and Vanessa to help her.
* One episode of ''Series/Lucifer2016'' ends with Detective Decker drunkenly throwing herself at Lucifer after thinking that her ex-husband was leaving her and Trixie for good (he'd actually been kidnapped.) Lucifer is too freaked out to take advantage of her, her and instead lets her sleep it off at his place. The very next episode has him crowing about how good he is just because he didn't take advantage of Chloe. Of course, this ''is'' the literal Devil we're discussing here, so his standards of "basic decency" are arguably somewhat skewed to begin with.



* Schmidt on ''Series/NewGirl'' harangues his friends to say he's a good person for saving a man from choking on gum (after crashing his bike and breaking both legs, for which Schmidt didn't even bother to call 9-1-1). This after he had just cheated on [=CeCe=] with Elizabeth and vice-versa, and tried to break up Jess and Nick [[NeverMyFault because he thinks they were to blame for the former.]]

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* Schmidt on ''Series/NewGirl'' harangues his friends to say he's a good person for saving a man from choking on gum (after crashing his bike and breaking both legs, for which Schmidt didn't even bother to call 9-1-1). This after he had just cheated on [=CeCe=] with Elizabeth and vice-versa, vice-versa and tried to break up Jess and Nick [[NeverMyFault because he thinks they were to blame for the former.]]



* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': The Blades will eventually demand that the Dragonborn kill Paarthurnax, former lieutenant of Alduin and cause of many atrocities, or else they will refuse to help you any further. Paarthurnax asks for his life, and cites his long history of peace and meditation. He asks the player, [[ArmorPiercingQuestion "Which is better, to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?"]] As [[AlwaysChaoticEvil a dragon]], [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch he struggles constantly with his inherent tyranny]], and as a result one might very well be forced to concede that yes, he does indeed deserve not to be executed simply for not hurting anyone and being somewhat helpful to the player.\\\

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': The Blades will eventually demand that the Dragonborn kill Paarthurnax, former lieutenant of Alduin and cause of many atrocities, or else they will refuse to help you any further. Paarthurnax asks for his life, life and cites his long history of peace and meditation. He asks the player, [[ArmorPiercingQuestion "Which is better, to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?"]] As [[AlwaysChaoticEvil a dragon]], [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch he struggles constantly with his inherent tyranny]], and as a result one might very well be forced to concede that yes, he does indeed deserve not to be executed simply for not hurting anyone and being somewhat helpful to the player.\\\



* In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', during the Temperance Social Link, Eri Minami, the young woman in question, once complains that her stepson is being cold to her even though she got up from watching daytime TV to pick him up. This event proves that their distant relationship is at least partially Eri's fault, since she doesn't make much of an effort to connect with him.

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* In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', during the Temperance Social Link, Eri Minami, the young woman in question, once complains that her stepson is being cold to her even though she got up from watching daytime TV to pick him up. This event proves that their distant relationship is at least partially Eri's fault, fault since she doesn't make much of an effort to connect with him.



* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' character Strong Bad argues that he does ''plenty'' to help the environment, and that he deserves credit for his "most significant contributions": not dropping pianos on [[GranolaGirl Marzipan's]] head, and refraining from watering her garden with bleach as he apparently once did (preferring now to dump used cigarette butts on them instead.)

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' character Strong Bad argues that he does ''plenty'' to help the environment, environment and that he deserves credit for his "most significant contributions": not dropping pianos on [[GranolaGirl Marzipan's]] head, and refraining from watering her garden with bleach as he apparently once did (preferring now to dump used cigarette butts on them instead.)



** Inverted. [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Agatha]], heir to the [[MadScientist Heterodyne]] family, does NOT expect adoration simply for not slaughtering people on whim... but her followers are very impressed by the fact that she goes two minutes without killing someone. The reason is because the Heterodyne family was the bloodline of mad scientists even other mad scientist lines feared. They were ''literally'' built from a legacy of conquest and woe. The only people besides Agatha who averted this were her father and uncle, Bill and Barry Heterodyne, who were adventuring heroes looking to make the world a better place.

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** Inverted. [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Agatha]], heir to the [[MadScientist Heterodyne]] family, does NOT expect adoration simply for not slaughtering people on a whim... but her followers are very impressed by the fact that she goes two minutes without killing someone. The reason is because that the Heterodyne family was the bloodline of mad scientists even other mad scientist lines feared. They were ''literally'' built from a legacy of conquest and woe. The only people besides Agatha who averted this were her father and uncle, Bill and Barry Heterodyne, who were adventuring heroes looking to make the world a better place.



* Used to comedic effect in ''Slack Wyrm'' where the titular dragon has more than once said people should praise him for not killing them. When confronted that hes actually not that nice (hes causally killed several people) just extremely lazy, he counters that being a dragon and thus capable of killing effortlessly on a mass scale he should be lauded for not having the motivation for doing so.

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* Used to comedic effect in ''Slack Wyrm'' where the titular dragon has more than once said people should praise him for not killing them. When confronted that hes he's actually not that nice (hes (he's causally killed several people) just extremely lazy, he counters that being a dragon and thus capable of killing effortlessly on a mass scale he should be lauded for not having the motivation for doing so.



--> "Look dude, the world doesn't owe you shit for being nice, and girls don't either. You're supposed to be nice to people. You don't get a cookie for doing what people are supposed to be doing anyway."

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--> "Look "Look, dude, the world doesn't owe you shit for being nice, and girls don't either. You're supposed to be nice to people. You don't get a cookie for doing what people are supposed to be doing anyway."



* In ''Webvideo/{{Caddicarus}}''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txKYsveKOLs&t=1006s video]] on ''Videogame/ZooRace'', Caddy notes that most of the awards on the awards page of the developers website are for producing virus-free software:

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* In ''Webvideo/{{Caddicarus}}''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txKYsveKOLs&t=1006s video]] on ''Videogame/ZooRace'', Caddy notes that most of the awards on the awards page of the developers developer's website are for producing virus-free software:



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The group is talking about Zuko's sudden ([[{{Deuteragonist}} from their]] [[CharacterDevelopment perspective]]) HeelFaceTurn, and Toph cites setting Appa free instead of leaving him to rot as one good thing he's done.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The group is talking about Zuko's sudden ([[{{Deuteragonist}} from their]] [[CharacterDevelopment perspective]]) HeelFaceTurn, HeelFaceTurn and Toph cites setting Appa free instead of leaving him to rot as one good thing he's done.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'', Callum has this reaction when Rayla, a former assassin, claims that they should trust her because in the whole time she's travelled with them she hasn't tried to assassinate them.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'', Callum has this reaction when Rayla, a former assassin, claims that they should trust her because in the whole time she's travelled with them them, she hasn't tried to assassinate them.



** Another factor is that it may be that since he is the Spirit of Disharmony, what counts as decent behavior may come as foreign or even antithetical to him (especially since his PhysicalGod status means he's spent most of his life seeing ponykind and others as merely playthings). One examination where this is PlayedWith is in the Season 4 finale; [[spoiler:the BigBad Tirek convinces Discord to perform a FaceHeelTurn by acting friendly and amicable to him while giving him the chance for Discord to do what he wants. Discord falls for it because Fluttershy is the only one who is really friends with him and tries to understand his needs while the others barely tolerate him and even then, Fluttershy reins him in. He is unsurprisingly backstabbed and this betrayal did teach him some more humility to have a better understanding on friendship.]] He has been getting better though and for the most part, seems more like a somewhat spoiled child than anyone truly amoral.
** Explored further in the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E12DiscordantHarmony Discordant Harmony]]", where Discord hosts a tea party for Fluttershy and tries to make her feel at home by completely removing anything bizarre from his home and changing his behavior to being impeccably nice. This started because Discord became irritated at how the ponies he was doing business with questioned his friendhsip with Fluttershy (though it appeared it did get to him). However, by doing so, he begins to ''fade from existence'' with the implications that Discord '''would've ''died.''''' Furthermore, it's implied he is conencted to "Chaosville", a pocket dimension that seems to serve as a FisherKing purpose and where his power is connected to. As such, while Discord can be amicable and nice, being chaotic and causing trouble is a literal part of who he is.

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** Another factor is that it may be that since he is the Spirit of Disharmony, what counts as decent behavior may come as foreign or even antithetical to him (especially since his PhysicalGod status means he's spent most of his life seeing ponykind and others as merely playthings). One examination where this is PlayedWith is in the Season 4 finale; [[spoiler:the BigBad Tirek convinces Discord to perform a FaceHeelTurn by acting friendly and amicable to him while giving him the chance for Discord to do what he wants. Discord falls for it because Fluttershy is the only one who is really friends with him and tries to understand his needs while the others barely tolerate him and even then, Fluttershy reins him in. He is unsurprisingly backstabbed and this betrayal did teach him some more humility to have a better understanding on of friendship.]] He has been getting better though and for the most part, seems more like a somewhat spoiled child than anyone truly amoral.
** Explored further in the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E12DiscordantHarmony Discordant Harmony]]", where Discord hosts a tea party for Fluttershy and tries to make her feel at home by completely removing anything bizarre from his home and changing his behavior to being impeccably nice. This started because Discord became irritated at how the ponies he was doing business with questioned his friendhsip friendship with Fluttershy (though it appeared it did get to him). However, by doing so, he begins to ''fade from existence'' with the implications that Discord '''would've ''died.''''' Furthermore, it's implied he is conencted connected to "Chaosville", a pocket dimension that seems to serve as a FisherKing purpose and where his power is connected to. As such, while Discord can be amicable and nice, being chaotic and causing trouble is a literal part of who he is.

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* ''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner'': John's father believes that working hard to raise him gives him the right to butt in on [[MalignedMixedMarriage his marriage]]. John furiously tells him off for this.
-->'''John''': Let me tell you something. I owe you nothing! If you carried that bag a million miles, you did what you're supposed to do! Because you brought me into this world. And from that day you owed me everything you could ever do for me like I will owe my son if I ever have another.


Compare ItsAllAboutMe, EntitledToHaveYou, DoggedNiceGuy, and CondescendingCompassion.

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Compare ItsAllAboutMe, EntitledToHaveYou, DoggedNiceGuy, and CondescendingCompassion. \n For a similar phenomenon in advertiaing, see AsbestosFreeCereal.


* In ''Series/JessicaJones'', Kilgrave acts like he deserves credit for ''not'' treating people like insects (although, in his 'defense', his powers have left him with a warped sense of social interaction where it's completely impossible for him to relate to other people as he's never had to develop true social skills).

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** It especially doesn't help Eleanor's case that her lists of terrible things she's never done usually are not 100% truthful.
--->'''Ealeanor:''' Look, I might not have been a saint, but it's not like I killed anybody. Wasn't an arsonist. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I never found a wallet outside of an IHOP and thought about returning it but saw the owner lived out of state so just took the cash and dropped the wallet back on the ground.]]\\
'''Chidi:''' [[LampshadeHanging Okay, that's really specific, and that makes me think that you definitely did do that.]]


* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'': During Disney Town's Dream Festival, Pete sets himself up as [[TwoAliasesOneCharacter a superhero named Captain Justice and a racer named Captain Dark]] in hopes of winning the Million Dreams Award, doing random good deeds in the hopes of getting votes. Unfortunately for Pete, he's well known as the biggest troublemaker in Disney Town, and Terra, Ventus, and Aqua beat him for the award by doing ''actual'' heroic deeds, like fighting off the Unversed.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverseTheMovie'': Though they've been trying their hardest to learn empathy from Steven, and he appreciates the effort, the Diamonds' attempts to be kinder people are still this by normal standards Yellow hasn't declared war or enslaved anyone, Blue doesn't order that her subjects be shattered or make anyone cry anymore, and White is attempting to be cordially polite, "even to [[FreudianSlip lower lifeforms]]" - and they think doing all this is enough to warrant Steven living in the palace with them instead of returning to Earth.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'', Callum has this reaction when Rayla, a former assassin, claims that they should trust her because in the whole time she's travelled with them she hasn't tried to assassinate them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Stumpy asks Quack Quack, who has infinite lives and can therefore come back to life if he is killed, if he can have one of his lives. What will Stumpy give him in return? Not calling him rude names for no reason.

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