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1st Feb '16 9:56:02 PM Willbyr
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* Subverted in (of all shows) ''TransformersArmada''. Faced with the choice of leaving his friend, Wheeljack, trapped in an inferno and going for help, or staying with him to the end, Hot Shot goes with the former, but is forced to abandon Wheeljack because his commander believed in TheNeedsOfTheMany over the principle of NoOneGetsLeftBehind, and refused to risk any more of his troops in the fire. Hot Shot defied his commander and tried to go back for Wheeljack, but by then the flames were too much for him to overcome. The decision is later regretted, out of both reasonable, genuine guilt, and the fact that Wheeljack survived, and did not...[[BestServedCold take abandonment very well]].
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* Subverted in (of all shows) ''TransformersArmada''.''Anime/TransformersArmada''. Faced with the choice of leaving his friend, Wheeljack, trapped in an inferno and going for help, or staying with him to the end, Hot Shot goes with the former, but is forced to abandon Wheeljack because his commander believed in TheNeedsOfTheMany over the principle of NoOneGetsLeftBehind, and refused to risk any more of his troops in the fire. Hot Shot defied his commander and tried to go back for Wheeljack, but by then the flames were too much for him to overcome. The decision is later regretted, out of both reasonable, genuine guilt, and the fact that Wheeljack survived, and did not...[[BestServedCold take abandonment very well]].

* In ''VinlandSaga'' it's more of a case of vengeance over reason, with Thorfinn risking life and limb to protect the man he wants to kill.
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* In ''VinlandSaga'' ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' it's more of a case of vengeance over reason, with Thorfinn risking life and limb to protect the man he wants to kill.

* Fate of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', who, despite the insistence of her superiors, stayed inside the BigBad's CollapsingLair to try and stop the SelfDestructMechanism during the third season finale because there were innocent people trapped inside. Not to mention the time she freed her WorthyOpponent from the clutches of a monster out of instinct... which promptly got her berated by MissionControl because she was supposed to capture her.
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* Fate of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', who, despite the insistence of her superiors, stayed inside the BigBad's CollapsingLair to try and stop the SelfDestructMechanism during the third season finale because there were innocent people trapped inside. Not to mention the time she freed her WorthyOpponent from the clutches of a monster out of instinct... which promptly got her berated by MissionControl because she was supposed to capture her.
22nd Jan '16 9:09:16 PM Willbyr
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* Theoretically this can be applied to the Dai-Gurren team in ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' because they tend to put ''[[HotBlooded everything]]'' before reason. Viral especially which is why he can [[BeyondTheImpossible break physical laws and do the impossible.]]
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* Theoretically this can be applied to the Dai-Gurren team in ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' because they tend to put ''[[HotBlooded everything]]'' before reason. Viral especially which is why he can [[BeyondTheImpossible break physical laws and do the impossible.]]
16th Jan '16 5:06:24 AM Nintendoman01
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** While generally a CombatPragmatist, Future Trunks falls into this at least once during the Cell Saga. After Cell becomes perfect, Trunks deliberately stands back and watches while Vegeta is getting his ass kicked because he knows Vegeta is too prideful to want his help, despite Krillin literally ''begging'' him to do something. He only steps in to fight after Vegeta is beaten unconscious.
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** While generally a CombatPragmatist, Future Trunks falls into this at least once during the Cell Saga. After Cell becomes perfect, Trunks deliberately stands back and watches while Vegeta is getting his ass kicked because he knows Vegeta is too prideful to want his help, despite Krillin literally ''begging'' him to do something.something, as well as the fact that Vegeta's pride is ''exactly'' why Cell was able to become perfect in the first place. He only steps in to fight after Vegeta is beaten unconscious.

* Hikaru from ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' invokes this directly in the first season during her fight with [[BrainwashedandCrazy Lafarga]]. When Umi implores her to use her magic to save her life, Hikaru replies that ''The opponent is a swordsman. I won't use magic either'' despite the fact that using her fire magic would have done the job in an instant.
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* Hikaru from ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' invokes this directly in the first season during her fight with [[BrainwashedandCrazy Lafarga]]. When Umi implores her to use her magic to save her life, Hikaru replies that ''The "The opponent is a swordsman. I won't use magic either'' either," despite the fact that using her fire magic would have done the job in an instant.
9th Jan '16 10:19:05 PM Gamermaster
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* Fate of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', who, despite the insistence of her superiors, stayed inside the BigBad's CollapsingLair to try and stop the SelfDestructMechanism during the third season finale because there were innocent people trapped inside. Not to mention the time she freed her WorthyOpponent from the clutches of a monster out of instinct... which promptly got her berated by MissionControl because she was supposed to capture her.
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* Fate of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', who, despite the insistence of her superiors, stayed inside the BigBad's CollapsingLair to try and stop the SelfDestructMechanism during the third season finale because there were innocent people trapped inside. Not to mention the time she freed her WorthyOpponent from the clutches of a monster out of instinct... which promptly got her berated by MissionControl because she was supposed to capture her.
7th Jan '16 8:40:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SpeedGrapher'', Saiga relentlessly protects Kagura from Suitengu and the members of the secret underground club of the rich and elite of Japan, against the advice and protests of his friends Ginza and [[PetHomosexual Bob]], who believe throughout the series that he should simply leave her to her fate. Saiga is willing to die in order to allow Kagura a chance of happiness, and in the end [[spoiler:goes blind while saving her.]]
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* In ''SpeedGrapher'', ''Anime/SpeedGrapher'', Saiga relentlessly protects Kagura from Suitengu and the members of the secret underground club of the rich and elite of Japan, against the advice and protests of his friends Ginza and [[PetHomosexual Bob]], who believe throughout the series that he should simply leave her to her fate. Saiga is willing to die in order to allow Kagura a chance of happiness, and in the end [[spoiler:goes blind while saving her.]]
3rd Jan '16 2:44:26 PM Doug86
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* Though she knows she can't do it for everybody (and this fact does cost her quite a bit of her happiness), Mai Tokiha from Anime/{{Mai-HiME}} possesses an unshakable desire to protect her friends and her brother. She even wanted to find it in her heart to forgive a pair of her ''enemies'' (who wanted to turn her school into a pile of smoldering rubble), because she saw them happily singing together in a park one day and figured that even they deserved a chance at happiness.
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* Though she knows she can't do it for everybody (and this fact does cost her quite a bit of her happiness), Mai Tokiha from Anime/{{Mai-HiME}} ''Anime/MaiHime'' possesses an unshakable desire to protect her friends and her brother. She even wanted to find it in her heart to forgive a pair of her ''enemies'' (who wanted to turn her school into a pile of smoldering rubble), because she saw them happily singing together in a park one day and figured that even they deserved a chance at happiness.
29th Dec '15 9:18:12 PM Willbyr
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* In a somewhat unusual example, Suzaku from ''CodeGeass'' displays shades of this trope. Unusual since many consider him to be a ''villain'', because the main character is a NecessarilyEvil AntiHero / HeroAntagonist / DesignatedVillain (pick one) violently rebelling against TheEmpire that Suzaku has joined to attempt to induce legitimate social change.
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* In a somewhat unusual example, Suzaku from ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' displays shades of this trope. Unusual since many consider him to be a ''villain'', because the main character is a NecessarilyEvil AntiHero / HeroAntagonist / DesignatedVillain (pick one) violently rebelling against TheEmpire that Suzaku has joined to attempt to induce legitimate social change.
26th Nov '15 3:48:02 PM nombretomado
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* Jin from ''SamuraiChamploo''. A running plot-line of the series is the fact that his fellow disciples are trying to avenge the death of their master by killing Jin. Actually [[spoiler: Jin's Master was forced to kill Jin during the night by the BigBad because of Jin's defiance against turning their samurai school into an assassin school/guild. Jin merely killed him in self-defense. If Jin simply told the others this, it would save him a lot of trouble. It would also disgrace the name of their master and school so he takes full blame.]]
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* Jin from ''SamuraiChamploo''.''Anime/SamuraiChamploo''. A running plot-line of the series is the fact that his fellow disciples are trying to avenge the death of their master by killing Jin. Actually [[spoiler: Jin's Master was forced to kill Jin during the night by the BigBad because of Jin's defiance against turning their samurai school into an assassin school/guild. Jin merely killed him in self-defense. If Jin simply told the others this, it would save him a lot of trouble. It would also disgrace the name of their master and school so he takes full blame.]]
14th Nov '15 4:57:38 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''/''{{Robotech}}'' Millia insists that Max shoot to disable Zentradi battlepods to simply put them out of action instead of simply killing them to show that the Terrans are serious about wanting peace. Even though this could be seen as completely insane considering the Zentradi finally decided to fight full out to destroy the ship, Hikaru Ichijo learns what his wingmates are doing and joins this act of mercy along with other pilots despite the dire situation. As it turns out, that gesture saves the ship because the many of the Zentrani forces, already becoming enthralled with Terran culture, learn what about the Humans' mercy and decide to mutiny throughout the fleet to stop the fight. Commander Breetai is horrified at that unprecedented insubordination and ordered an immediate ceasefire in direct violation of his orders.
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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''/''{{Robotech}}'' ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' Millia insists that Max shoot to disable Zentradi battlepods to simply put them out of action instead of simply killing them to show that the Terrans are serious about wanting peace. Even though this could be seen as completely insane considering the Zentradi finally decided to fight full out to destroy the ship, Hikaru Ichijo learns what his wingmates are doing and joins this act of mercy along with other pilots despite the dire situation. As it turns out, that gesture saves the ship because the many of the Zentrani forces, already becoming enthralled with Terran culture, learn what about the Humans' mercy and decide to mutiny throughout the fleet to stop the fight. Commander Breetai is horrified at that unprecedented insubordination and ordered an immediate ceasefire in direct violation of his orders.
5th Nov '15 10:28:01 AM nombretomado
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* ''RanmaOneHalf'' would be considerably less funny [[PillarsOfMoralCharacter without this]]. It also would've been much much shorter.
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* ''RanmaOneHalf'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' would be considerably less funny [[PillarsOfMoralCharacter without this]]. It also would've been much much shorter.
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