History HonorBeforeReason / WesternAnimation

13th Jul '16 6:34:34 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' had this during the Justice Lords arc. It's pointed out that the Lords are every bit as smart, strong, fast, and skilled as the League, except that they're willing to KILL. Superman insists that he won't cross that line, to which Batman replies they'll have to cross SOME kind of line. So they end up getting [[BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork Lex Luthor's]] help.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' had In the two-part ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' episode "The Synthoid Conspiracy", Cobra Commander got a little tired of Destro's complaints, and in an attempt to put him in his place, made a Synthoid of Destro, simply to prove to him that he could be replaced. Destro would have none of that, and to show the Commander he did ''not'' like being insulted, betrayed the plans to the heroes (who were floundering and almost beaten at the moment; if this during had not happened, Cobra likely would have won).
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''
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the Justice Lords arc. It's arc, it's pointed out that the Lords are every bit as smart, strong, fast, and skilled as the League, except that they're willing to KILL. Superman insists that he won't cross that line, to which Batman replies they'll have to cross SOME kind of line. So they end up getting [[BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork Lex Luthor's]] help.
11th May '16 5:45:49 PM KimiFW
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* Brick from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' believed highly in his code as a cadet. So strong was his honor, that he sacrificed winning a challenge for his team to save the lives of Mike, Zoey, and Cameron, who were on the ''other'' team. [[spoiler: This resulted in his elimination, but those he saved saluted him good-bye.]]

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* Brick from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' believed highly in his code as a cadet. So strong was his honor, that he sacrificed winning a challenge for his team to save the lives of Mike, Zoey, and Cameron, who were on the ''other'' team. [[spoiler: This resulted in his elimination, but those he saved saluted him good-bye.]]
11th May '16 5:35:30 PM KimiFW
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29th Jan '16 6:26:59 AM acidxbel
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* AntiVillain Prince Zuko's catchphrase in ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]''; he begins the series believing he's a disgrace and only his father can restore his honour, with his rightful place, but his desperation puts his crew and him at risk. His tendency to put his quest for honour over his safety culminates with [[AndThenWhat AndThenWhat]]. The second and third seasons feature [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor much internal conflict]] about what the nature of honour is, [[spoiler:culminating in a HeelFaceTurn for good,]] but he arguably never loses his focus on honour itself at any cost.
--> '''[[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs Actor!Zuko]]''': Honorrrrr!\\

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* AntiVillain Prince Zuko's catchphrase Zuko in ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]''; he Airbender]]'' begins the series believing he's a disgrace and only his father can restore his honour, with his rightful place, but his desperation puts and his crew and him at risk. His tendency to put his quest for redemption above all else puts he and his crew at risk. He ends the series by wanting to restore honour over his safety culminates with [[AndThenWhat AndThenWhat]]. The second and third seasons feature [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor much internal conflict]] about what of the nature of honour is, [[spoiler:culminating in a HeelFaceTurn for good,]] but he arguably never loses his focus on honour itself at any cost.
entire Fire Nation. 'Kay.
--> '''[[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs Actor!Zuko]]''': Honorrrrr!\\Honourrrrr!\\
29th Jan '16 6:08:18 AM acidxbel
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* AntiVillain Prince Zuko of ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]'' desperately wants the "honor" he believes only his father can restore to him, and when the SnipeHunt he was sent on turns into an actual hunt for TheHero, Zuko becomes [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain something of]] a {{Determinator}}, and does a great many [[AndThenWhat foolish and ill-thought-out things]]. The second and third seasons feature [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor much internal conflict]] about what the nature of honor is, [[spoiler:culminating in a HeelFaceTurn for good,]] but he arguably never loses his focus on honor itself at any cost.

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* AntiVillain Prince Zuko of Zuko's catchphrase in ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]'' desperately wants Airbender]]''; he begins the "honor" he believes series believing he's a disgrace and only his father can restore to him, his honour, with his rightful place, but his desperation puts his crew and when the SnipeHunt he was sent on turns into an actual hunt him at risk. His tendency to put his quest for TheHero, Zuko becomes [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain something of]] a {{Determinator}}, and does a great many honour over his safety culminates with [[AndThenWhat foolish and ill-thought-out things]]. AndThenWhat]]. The second and third seasons feature [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor much internal conflict]] about what the nature of honor honour is, [[spoiler:culminating in a HeelFaceTurn for good,]] but he arguably never loses his focus on honor honour itself at any cost.



'''[[spoiler:Fire Lord]] Zuko''': I promised [[ParentalSubstitute my uncle]] that I would restore the honor of the Fire Nation, and I will.
** Aang at the end of the series as he is about to fight the Fire Lord. He's unwilling to kill Ozai despite Ozai fully willing to kill him in return. Everyone, including his past lifes telling him that killing him is the only way to end the conflict for good. [[spoiler:He eventually finds a way [[TakeAThirdOption out of this though]]]]
*** Earlier on, in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderAvatarDay the season two episode "Avatar Day"]], Aang persist in staying in the psychotic Chin Village because they hate the Avatar due to Kyoshi, Aang's incarnation from almost 500 years ago, supposedly murdering "Chin the Great". This is despite the fact that they have much bigger concerns and, as becomes increasingly clear, the whole process is blatantly unfair. Not to mention how ridiculous the whole "crime" is. [[spoiler:Aang is able to happily resolve everything once his sentence of being boiled in oil gets commuted to "community service."]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Korra has this in the 4th episode when she publicly challenges Amon to a one-on-one duel, alone. [[MagnificentBastard Amon,]] however, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy does not fall victim to this]] and when the time for the duel comes, has ''dozens'' of his [[EliteMooks chi-blockers]] attack her at once, subduing her in seconds.
** She does it again in Season 4, when she challenges Kuvira, despite the fact that she's not at 100%. She refuses to go into [[SuperMode the Avatar State]] from the start, allowing the more highly-skilled and experienced Metalbender Kuvira to dominate the fight. By the time Korra finally relents and goes full Avatar, her EnemyWithin rears up and [[DiabolusExMachina forces her back to normal.]]

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'''[[spoiler:Fire Lord]] Zuko''': I promised [[ParentalSubstitute my uncle]] that I would restore the honor of the Fire Nation, and I will.
** Aang at the end of the series as he is about to fight the Fire Lord. He's unwilling to outright kill Ozai Firelord Ozai, despite Ozai fully willing to kill him in return. Everyone, everyone, including his past lifes lives, telling him that killing him is it's the only way to end the conflict for good. [[spoiler:He eventually finds a way way. [[spoiler:Plot twist: [[TakeAThirdOption out of this though]]]]
Lion turtle.]]]]
*** Earlier on, in In [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderAvatarDay the season two episode "Avatar Day"]], Aang persist in staying in insists on undergoing an unfair trial by the psychotic Avatar-hating Chin Village because they hate the Avatar due to Kyoshi, Aang's incarnation from almost 500 years ago, supposedly murdering "Chin the Great". This is despite the fact that they have much bigger concerns and, as becomes increasingly clear, the whole process is blatantly unfair. Not to mention how ridiculous the whole "crime" is. [[spoiler:Aang is able to happily resolve everything once his sentence of being boiled for something he did in oil gets commuted to "community service."]]
a former life.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Korra has this in the 4th episode when she publicly challenges Amon to a one-on-one duel, alone. alone; [[MagnificentBastard Amon,]] however, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Amon]] does not fall victim to this]] and when have the time for the duel comes, has ''dozens'' of his [[EliteMooks chi-blockers]] attack her at once, subduing her in seconds.
same moral qualms. And yet...
** She does it again in Season 4, when she A weakened Korra challenges Kuvira, despite the fact that she's not at 100%. She Kuvira but refuses to go into [[SuperMode the Avatar State]] from the start, allowing the more highly-skilled and experienced Metalbender Kuvira to dominate the fight. By the time Korra finally relents and goes full Avatar, her EnemyWithin rears up and [[DiabolusExMachina forces her back to normal.]]
29th Jan '16 5:47:40 AM acidxbel
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' Honorable: Refusing to sign [[CelebrityIsOverrated a lucrative advertising contract]] after overhearing the advertisers insulting you behind your back. Reasonable: Refusing to sign... while exposing their misdeeds so that you won't be branded an idiot for not signing.
** Actually, many of the "morals" in ''HeyArnold'' are Honor Before Reason tropes. Willing to have an incident Arnold didn't do go in his permanent record just to perpetuate the "stick up for your friends!" moral? The fact that the show constantly makes these morals very preachy calls into question why, considering how the vast majority of said morals falling into HonorBeforeReason territory.
22nd Jan '16 8:51:50 AM LancelotG
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' runs on this trope, with a typical episode revolving around its IdealHero's [[ChronicHeroSyndrome inability to stop doing minor good deeds for random passerby despite the fact that he and his friend are being hunted down by the villain's henchman]], or going on an increasingly complicated and heroic quest in the hope of ''personally'' returning a lost sock to its owner rather than risk leaving it in the lost and found.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' runs on this trope, with a typical episode revolving around its IdealHero's [[ChronicHeroSyndrome inability to stop doing minor good deeds for random passerby despite the fact that he and his friend are being hunted down by the villain's henchman]], or going his need to venture on an increasingly complicated and heroic dangerous quest in the hope of ''personally'' returning a lost sock to its owner rather than risk leaving it in the lost and found.
22nd Jan '16 8:51:09 AM LancelotG
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' runs on this trope, with a typical episode revolving around its IdealHero's [[ChronicHeroSyndrome inability to stop doing minor good deeds for random passerby despite the fact that he and his friend are being hunted down by the villain's henchman]], or going on an increasingly complicated quest in the hope of ''personally'' returning a lost sock to its owner rather than risk leaving it in the lost and found.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' runs on this trope, with a typical episode revolving around its IdealHero's [[ChronicHeroSyndrome inability to stop doing minor good deeds for random passerby despite the fact that he and his friend are being hunted down by the villain's henchman]], or going on an increasingly complicated and heroic quest in the hope of ''personally'' returning a lost sock to its owner rather than risk leaving it in the lost and found.
22nd Jan '16 8:50:34 AM LancelotG
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' runs on this trope, with a typical episode revolving around its IdealHero's [[ChronicHeroSyndrome inability to stop doing minor good deeds for random passerby despite the fact that he and his friend are being hunted down by the villain's henchman]], or going on an increasingly complicated quest in the hope of ''personally'' returning a lost sock to its owner rather than leave it in the lost and found, thereby running the risk that it will be stolen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' runs on this trope, with a typical episode revolving around its IdealHero's [[ChronicHeroSyndrome inability to stop doing minor good deeds for random passerby despite the fact that he and his friend are being hunted down by the villain's henchman]], or going on an increasingly complicated quest in the hope of ''personally'' returning a lost sock to its owner rather than leave risk leaving it in the lost and found, thereby running the risk that it will be stolen.found.
22nd Jan '16 8:49:52 AM LancelotG
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' runs on this trope, with a typical episode revolving around its IdealHero's [[ChronicHeroSyndrome inability to stop doing minor good deeds for people despite the fact that he and his friend are being hunted down by the villain's henchman]], or going on an increasingly complicated quest in the hope of ''personally'' returning a lost sock to its owner rather than leave it in the lost and found, thereby running the risk that it will be stolen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' runs on this trope, with a typical episode revolving around its IdealHero's [[ChronicHeroSyndrome inability to stop doing minor good deeds for people random passerby despite the fact that he and his friend are being hunted down by the villain's henchman]], or going on an increasingly complicated quest in the hope of ''personally'' returning a lost sock to its owner rather than leave it in the lost and found, thereby running the risk that it will be stolen.stolen.
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