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12th May '16 9:29:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used often in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', during the personal conversations between Altair and [[TheKnightsTemplar his Templar victims]]. Actually said by both sides, with Altair explaining that he has to kill the Templars for the sake of the Holy Land, and [[KnightTemplar the Templars]] justifying their own heinous crimes.

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* Used often in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', during the personal conversations between Altair and [[TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar his Templar victims]]. Actually said by both sides, with Altair explaining that he has to kill the Templars for the sake of the Holy Land, and [[KnightTemplar the Templars]] justifying their own heinous crimes.
28th Apr '16 5:42:56 PM Grobi
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* In [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Knights Of The Old Republic II]], the player can choose this attitude for the Jedi Exile when talking about the Mandalorian Wars. [[spoiler:Kreia claims that this is also why Revan turned to the Dark Side and started the Jedi Civil War, because he had to protect the Galaxy from a threat that the Republic couldn't handle]].

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* In [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Knights Of The Old Republic II]], ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', the player can choose this attitude for the Jedi Exile when talking about the Mandalorian Wars. [[spoiler:Kreia claims that this is also why Revan turned to the Dark Side and started the Jedi Civil War, because he had to protect the Galaxy from a threat that the Republic couldn't handle]].
22nd Feb '16 12:28:20 PM res20stupid
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* ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'': The citizens of [[CrapsackWorld Wellington Wells]] attempted to justify the [[DirtyBusiness Very Bad Thing]] they did to drive the Nazis out of England during World War II by saying it was the last thing they could do. This case is notable as [[DeconstructedTrope it completely failed]], forcing everyone to take their Joy [[DespairEventHorizon to prevent society from collapsing from sheer ''guilt'']]!
23rd Jan '16 8:33:57 PM Willbyr
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** By extension, [[spoiler:[[SupportingProtagonist Phoenix Wright]] forging evidence]] in ''[[ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice]]'' just to find the truth largely because [[spoiler:the real incriminating evidence had been removed. Taking down the person who destroyed his career and by extension removed said incriminating evidence, Kristoph Gavin, was an unintended bonus on his part]].

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** By extension, [[spoiler:[[SupportingProtagonist Phoenix Wright]] forging evidence]] in ''[[ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice]]'' ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' just to find the truth largely because [[spoiler:the real incriminating evidence had been removed. Taking down the person who destroyed his career and by extension removed said incriminating evidence, Kristoph Gavin, was an unintended bonus on his part]].



* In ''MetroidOtherM'', we learn that, when Samus was a federation soldier, Adam [[spoiler:sacrificed his brother, Ian,]] to ensure that everyone onboard the ship he was commanding didn't die. Later he sacrificed himself to [[spoiler:ensure that Samus didn't get herself killed going into Sector Zero]].

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* In ''MetroidOtherM'', ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', we learn that, when Samus was a federation soldier, Adam [[spoiler:sacrificed his brother, Ian,]] to ensure that everyone onboard the ship he was commanding didn't die. Later he sacrificed himself to [[spoiler:ensure that Samus didn't get herself killed going into Sector Zero]].
19th Jan '16 12:26:33 AM tsstevens
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** Leliana has taken this road, with the threat so great she resorts to DirtuBusiness to protect her friends and allies, while hating herself for doing so.

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** Leliana has taken this road, with the threat so great she resorts to DirtuBusiness DirtyBusiness to protect her friends and allies, while hating herself for doing so.
19th Jan '16 12:26:16 AM tsstevens
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** Leliana has taken this road, with the threat so great she resorts to DirtuBusiness to protect her friends and allies, while hating herself for doing so.
2nd Dec '15 1:17:39 PM Ramidel
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* In ''VideoGame/AStudyInSteampunk'', you play a doctor in an {{expy}} of Victorian Britain (specifically, an expy of [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Watson]]). At one point, you're tasked with dealing with a cholera outbreak. [[spoiler: If you want to save the most lives possible, then you have to harden your heart and treat absolutely nobody until you've found the contaminated water pump. Leave that sick baby to die; going out to nurse him will mean other people die because you delayed in making that map of the outbreak.

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* In ''VideoGame/AStudyInSteampunk'', you play a doctor in an {{expy}} of Victorian Britain (specifically, an expy of [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Watson]]). At one point, you're tasked with dealing with a cholera outbreak. [[spoiler: If you want to save the most lives possible, then you have to harden your heart and treat absolutely nobody until you've found the contaminated water pump. Leave that sick baby to die; going out to nurse him will mean other people die because you delayed in making that map of the outbreak.]]
2nd Dec '15 1:17:24 PM Ramidel
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* In ''VideoGame/AStudyInSteampunk'', you play a doctor in an {{expy}} of Victorian Britain (specifically, an expy of [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Watson]]). At one point, you're tasked with dealing with a cholera outbreak. [[spoiler: If you want to save the most lives possible, then you have to harden your heart and treat absolutely nobody until you've found the contaminated water pump. Leave that sick baby to die; going out to nurse him will mean other people die because you delayed in making that map of the outbreak.
12th Nov '15 10:37:34 AM Willbyr
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* [[spoiler:Kouin]] in ''EienNoAselia'' uses this as a justification for his actions. He has to do what he has to do [[spoiler:in order to save Kyouko, who has been devoured by her sword, Void.]]
* In ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', Lana Skye has this attitude about forging evidence to help convict serial killer Joe Darke. [[spoiler:It turns out that she's actually motivated to protect her younger sister Ema from being framed by Gant]].

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* [[spoiler:Kouin]] in ''EienNoAselia'' ''VisualNovel/EienNoAselia'' uses this as a justification for his actions. He has to do what he has to do [[spoiler:in order to save Kyouko, who has been devoured by her sword, Void.]]
* In ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', Lana Skye has this attitude about forging evidence to help convict serial killer Joe Darke. [[spoiler:It turns out that she's actually motivated to protect her younger sister Ema from being framed by Gant]].
12th Sep '15 10:11:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[AdvanceWars Advance Wars Dual-Strike]]'' has the player, as Jake, be presented with a choice: Either he can kill the BigBad, who is [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt draining the life force out of the entire planet]] in order to extend his own life, and has ([[OffstageVillainy presumably]]) killed millions if not billions of lives in doing so, or he can sit and watch as the villain wipes out all life on the planet to extend his own life just a little longer. Maybe this would trouble a normal kid, but Jake is ''a military officer who has just fought a war to get to this point'', and has ordered the deaths of hundreds, if not tens of thousands of [[WhatMeasureIsAMook enemy soldiers]] and [[WeHaveReserves made decisions that inevitably lead to his own units' deaths]]. In fact, you are graded upon the ''efficiency'' with which you mow down your opponents and minimize sacrifices. If you, for some reason, decide not to save the world, [[TheAtoner Hawke]] will [[BigDamnVillains do it for you]]... [[YouSuck you coward]].

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* ''[[AdvanceWars ''[[VideoGame/AdvanceWars Advance Wars Dual-Strike]]'' has the player, as Jake, be presented with a choice: Either he can kill the BigBad, who is [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt draining the life force out of the entire planet]] in order to extend his own life, and has ([[OffstageVillainy presumably]]) killed millions if not billions of lives in doing so, or he can sit and watch as the villain wipes out all life on the planet to extend his own life just a little longer. Maybe this would trouble a normal kid, but Jake is ''a military officer who has just fought a war to get to this point'', and has ordered the deaths of hundreds, if not tens of thousands of [[WhatMeasureIsAMook enemy soldiers]] and [[WeHaveReserves made decisions that inevitably lead to his own units' deaths]]. In fact, you are graded upon the ''efficiency'' with which you mow down your opponents and minimize sacrifices. If you, for some reason, decide not to save the world, [[TheAtoner Hawke]] will [[BigDamnVillains do it for you]]... [[YouSuck you coward]].
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