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Should inversions be included? I would think that an inversion would be the natural reaction.
\"A variation on this is for the character to claim that the string of insults is a half-truth, letting the viewer try to decide which parts are true or not. It\'s occasionally inverted with a bullying character playing the Jerk with a Heart of Jerk card and \'apologizing\' for an insult in a way that degrades the insultee(s) more. For example, calling an entire group of people \'pigs\' and then saying: \'I\'m sorry. I hope I didn\'t offend any pigs.\' Or calling someone \'ugly\' and, when an apology is demanded, saying: \'Okay, I\'m sorry you\'re ugly.\'\"
Is this really relevant? I move to delete it.
I propose to remove the William Wallace reference in 'Real Life' section. It has no relation to the trope, and moreover, the Wallace's defense was technically right. Being no subject to the English crown, his actions against English king could not have been considered a treason. Wallace didn't choose the least significant element of the accusation to defy - he pointed out the gaping legal hole in the indictment.
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How well does it match the trope?