History HonorBeforeReason / AnimeAndManga

4th Sep '17 12:47:46 AM DarkHunter
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** Son Goku's seemingly illogical and insane [[FriendToAllLivingThings unconditional love for life]] and his ability to forgive '''anyone''' has allowed him to turn the dozens of monsters, madmen, and murderers that he has fought throughout the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' saga (with the unfortunate exception of Frieza, Dr. Gero and Cell) into heroes.

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** Son Goku's seemingly illogical and insane [[FriendToAllLivingThings unconditional love for life]] and his ability to forgive '''anyone''' has allowed him to turn the dozens of monsters, madmen, and murderers that he has fought throughout the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' saga (with the unfortunate exception exceptions of Frieza, Dr. Gero Gero, Cell, and Cell) Zamasu) into heroes.
26th Apr '17 3:59:04 PM AthenaBlue
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* [[IdiotHero Alice L. Malvin]] of ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'' insists on charging ahead and "destroying evil" no matter what the odds are against them. Even after she [[CharacterDevelopment started using more reason]] after she was kidnapped, [[WideEyedIdealist she stayed true to her ideals]].
* The heroes of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' follow this trope to a tee. Surprisingly enough, even the heartless SocialDarwinist villain Shishio Makoto follows this trope, threatening to kill his scheming right-hand man, Houji, who proposed a cowardly assault on the loved ones of the heroes while they dueled his lord; for such behavior is, to quote Shishio himself, "Against the Way of the Warrior." They then do it anyway after Shishio lies to the Juppongatana about a supposed infraction Houji had committed that had put them in danger, as a way to put Houji on the spot and force him to prove the strength of his devotion, with Houji's resultant display of loyalty and committment impressing Shishio sufficiently that he claims the idea as his own.



* The heroes of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' follow this trope to a tee. Surprisingly enough, even the heartless SocialDarwinist villain Shishio Makoto follows this trope, threatening to kill his scheming right-hand man, Houji, who proposed a cowardly assault on the loved ones of the heroes while they dueled his lord; for such behavior is, to quote Shishio himself, "Against the Way of the Warrior." They then do it anyway after Shishio lies to the Juppongatana about a supposed infraction Houji had committed that had put them in danger, as a way to put Houji on the spot and force him to prove the strength of his devotion, with Houji's resultant display of loyalty and committment impressing Shishio sufficiently that he claims the idea as his own.
6th Apr '17 9:50:23 PM nombretomado
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* Red from ''PokemonSpecial'' is subject to this as part of his firm belief that it's not a victory if your opponent is at a disadvantage. This has led to a few minor WhatAnIdiot moments, but even though this series is [[DarkerAndEdgier grittier]] than the anime, it's still an idealistic shonen, so it rarely bites him in the butt.

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* Red from ''PokemonSpecial'' ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' is subject to this as part of his firm belief that it's not a victory if your opponent is at a disadvantage. This has led to a few minor WhatAnIdiot moments, but even though this series is [[DarkerAndEdgier grittier]] than the anime, it's still an idealistic shonen, so it rarely bites him in the butt.
16th Mar '17 9:42:14 AM TheSinful
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** While attempting to rescue Orihime in Hueco Mundo, Renji lectures Ichigo about "true warriors not fearing death" when the latter doesn't want to split up the group. Apparently Renji forgot that they were there on a rescue mission and they weren't supposed to get into a series of life and death battles.
26th Jan '17 9:53:11 AM ultimomant
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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': [[TheLancer Kazuma]] [[RatedMForManly Kuwabara]] is pretty much the embodiment of this trope. He [[HotBlooded loudly]] declines his teammates' offers to keep him from dying, insisting that men fight their own battles, and later, after whupping a kid who nearly killed him and his {{Muggle}} friends, Kuwabara opts to save the kid's life by dragging not only his unconscious body, but the body all three of his friends to a hospital despite sustaining heavy injuries himself.

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[[TheLancer Kazuma]] [[RatedMForManly Kuwabara]] is pretty much the embodiment of this trope. He [[HotBlooded loudly]] declines his teammates' offers to keep him from dying, insisting that men fight their own battles, and later, after whupping a kid who nearly killed him and his {{Muggle}} friends, Kuwabara opts to save the kid's life by dragging not only his unconscious body, but the body all three of his friends to a hospital despite sustaining heavy injuries himself.



** Johan/Jessie from refuses to use cards that destroy opponent monsters with effects, claiming that such a strategy is too simple and boring.

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** Johan/Jessie from refuses to use cards that destroy opponent monsters with effects, claiming that such a strategy is too simple and boring.
22nd Jan '17 3:22:17 PM LinTaylor
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*** In the second season, [[UpperClassTwit Iok Kujan]] accidentally re-awakens an automated, human-slaughtering mobile armor from the Calamity War and his subordinates [[TakingTheBullet sacrifice their lives]] in order to let him escape. When Julietta finds Iok later, he's come to the conclusion that he '''has''' to destroy the mobile armor personally to avenge the deaths of his men, despite the fact that none of their weapons so much as scuffed its paint. Julietta just looks at him like he's lost his mind. Iok then proceeds to fruitlessly attack the mobile armor, [[SpannerInTheWorks unknowingly derailing Tekkadan's carefully laid plans]], which also [[spoiler:causes the deaths of an entire farming village before it can be stopped]].
23rd Dec '16 3:24:46 PM TheSinful
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** During the TournamentArc, George suggests Hiei attack Bui while the latter is removing his armor. The girls scold him that Hiei is too honorable to do such a thing, with Kuwabara's sister suggesting George would attack a man with his back turned or even handcuffed and blindfolded. They all seem to forget that the tournament is BloodSport where the vast majority of the fights end in one of the fighters killing the other. The rules themselves are pretty much limited to "Keep it in the ring, fight one on one (most of the time), and only five people to a team", otherwise anything goes.
18th Dec '16 11:23:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. The series oozes this: even the antagonists, none of whom are even remotely nice people, will abide by the rules of martial arts--which is to say, even though they all want the main character either dead or on their side, none of them will go ahead and kill him, despite having many chances to do so. The title character himself, meanwhile, has a strict set of beliefs that he ''will not break,'' regardless of how much sense they make to others. It's completely [[BadAss awesome,]] of course.

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* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. The series oozes this: even the antagonists, none of whom are even remotely nice people, will abide by the rules of martial arts--which is to say, even though they all want the main character either dead or on their side, none of them will go ahead and kill him, despite having many chances to do so. The title character himself, meanwhile, has a strict set of beliefs that he ''will not break,'' regardless of how much sense they make to others. It's completely [[BadAss awesome,]] awesome, of course.
17th Dec '16 10:28:41 AM MajinAkuma
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** Unlike their future counterparts, #17 and #18 from the main timeline never team up against one person to keep things fair. If their enemies' comrades are intruding the battle, the remaining twin would join in to help out.
11th Dec '16 12:58:33 PM Archon_Wing
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*** In all fairness, a combined attack would probably wouldn't work. Cell was just so far and above them and he was holding back severely against Goku and Gohan (initially). Vegeta and Trunks could barely handle a single Cell Jr so they would be pretty worthless against a serious Cell. If Cell were to go all out and spit out Cell Jrs before Gohan turned Super Saiyan 2, they would definitely be screwed, and if even if they got the upperhand, Cell would most likely try blowing up the Earth since he's not exactly known to be a good sport. So in many ways, they were really at a Cell's whim, and playing along until Gohan was able to be strong enough to completely obliterate him before he pulls anything off was the only sure bet. Of course, you could definitely argue that they didn't really know Cell was that strong. Except maybe Goku.

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*** In all fairness, a combined attack would probably wouldn't work. Cell was just so far and above them and he was holding back severely against Goku and Gohan (initially). Vegeta and Trunks could barely handle a single Cell Jr so they would be pretty worthless against a serious Cell.Cell, much less the weaker fighters. If Cell were to go all out and spit out Cell Jrs before Gohan turned Super Saiyan 2, they would definitely be screwed, and if even if they got the upperhand, Cell would most likely try blowing up the Earth since he's not exactly known to be a good sport. So in many ways, they were really at a Cell's whim, and playing along until Gohan was able to be strong enough to completely obliterate him before he pulls anything off was the only sure bet. Of course, you could definitely argue that they didn't really know Cell was that strong. Except maybe Goku.
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