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7th Sep '17 9:16:49 AM KanekiKun
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' had a somewhat subverted version of this trope play out over an entire ''two-year long story arc.'' Usopp protests when the crew decide to junk their broken-down old ship in favor of a shiny new one, as the ship had been given to them by his [[MyGirlBackHome girl back home]], and was practically one of the TrueCompanions. Told to get over it by Luffy (in a rare scene where he actually issues an order as captain) Usopp chooses to leave the crew instead. Later, our heroes find themselves in huge trouble, so Usopp returns to help out, but, unwilling to face his former comrades, he shows up in an [[PaperThinDisguise incredibly obvious disguise]] (which still manages to fool two of the more gullible crewmembers.) Despite helping save the day, he is still not asked back on the crew, (even though everyone really wanted him back) since he went against a direct order from his captain. Only when he apologizes without provocation (and, as it happened, does so very loudly) do our heroes welcome him back.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' had a somewhat subverted downplayed version of this trope play out over an entire ''two-year long story arc.'' Usopp protests when the crew decide to junk their broken-down old ship in favor of a shiny new one, as the ship had been given to them by his [[MyGirlBackHome girl back home]], and was practically one of the TrueCompanions. Told to get over it by Luffy (in a rare scene where he actually issues an order as captain) Usopp chooses to leave the crew instead. Later, our heroes find themselves in huge trouble, so Usopp returns to help out, but, unwilling to face his former comrades, he shows up in an [[PaperThinDisguise incredibly obvious disguise]] (which still manages to fool two of the more gullible crewmembers.) Despite helping save the day, he is still not asked back on the crew, (even though everyone really wanted him back) since he went against a direct order from his captain. Only when he apologizes without provocation (and, as it happened, does so very loudly) do our heroes welcome him back.
27th May '17 11:09:11 AM DustSnitch
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** Prior to ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Luke Skywalker disappeared into unknown space after his attempts to restore the Jedi Order failed spectacularly [[spoiler:(by the hands of his own nephew, no less)]]. His absence is what allows the [[TheRemnant First]] [[BigBad Order]] to rise up. [[spoiler:By the end, Rey manages to find him.]]
5th May '17 6:06:53 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', after Karyl comes to conclusion that he's a DoomMagnet and his BadDreams are becoming not only a nightly occurence, but also more intense, he completely withdraws from leading his own army. He does come back eventually, though.

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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', after Karyl comes to conclusion that he's a DoomMagnet and his BadDreams are becoming not only a nightly occurence, but also more intense, he completely withdraws from leading his own army. He does come back eventually, though.eventually when Rob finally manages to break it to him that he's the only man for the job.
* In the penultimate book of ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', following [[spoiler:Karon's apparent death]], Eli locks himself up in Osera's tallest tower and tries to hide from the entire war taking place outside, as while he could save everyone, [[spoiler:it would mean giving himself up to Benehime]]. He leaves once he hits the DespairEventHorizon.
24th Apr '17 9:14:13 PM Mdumas43073
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* In the ''{{Series/MASH}}'' episode "The Late Captain Pierce", a clerical error leads to Hawkeye being declared deceased. Tired of the war, and tired of attempting to get the mistake corrected by the Army bureaucracy (and to contact his father back home to let him know he's okay), he takes off with the ambulance that's there to collect his "corpse", just when new casualties arrive. After the ambulance leaves the camp, it stops, and Hawkeye walks back to the 4077.

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* In the ''{{Series/MASH}}'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode "The Late Captain Pierce", a clerical error leads to Hawkeye being declared deceased.LegallyDead. Tired of the war, and tired of attempting to get the mistake corrected by the Army bureaucracy (and to contact his father back home to let him know he's okay), he takes off with the ambulance that's there to collect his "corpse", just when new casualties arrive. After the ambulance leaves the camp, it stops, and Hawkeye walks back to the 4077.
13th Apr '17 12:53:47 AM SirPellucidar
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Goku tried to do this in the Buu saga, figuring that the world couldn't always rely on him to protect it and that others should take up his mantle. However, he was eventually forced to return and deal the final blow to the villain.
13th Apr '17 12:49:26 AM SirPellucidar
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** Recess really likes this one, as yet another episode features Vince giving up on kickball after he is shown up on the field by one of the Ashleys, only to come back and kick a ball all the way into outer space at the end.
21st Mar '17 7:16:40 AM CCIB
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* Deconstructed in ''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain''. After having an argument with one of her teammates, the team's leader Tessa decides to sit out in the hunt that night to try and teach them a lesson. She ends up worrying and goes out looking for them. [[spoiler: She finds all but one of her team dead and the survivor quickly fading away.]]
11th Mar '17 2:26:23 PM nombretomado
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* In MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm Up Jim River]]'', the Pedant does this. More than once.

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm Up Jim River]]'', the Pedant does this. More than once.



* Literature/DonQuixote: Being present in a lot of ChivalricRomance books (Amadis of Gaul, Beltenebros and Orlando did it), this trope is parodied by Don Quixote: When he is at the Sierra Morena forest, he invokes this trope by sending Sancho with a letter to Dulcinea (his imaginary love interest) explaining her that he will be in the forest until she forgives him… Even when don Quixote has not made anything against her. This madness will force [[ThoseTwoGuys the Curate and the Barber]] to ask Dorotea to pretend to be a princess and ask Don Quixote a favour to get him out of the forest.

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* Literature/DonQuixote: ''Literature/DonQuixote'': Being present in a lot of ChivalricRomance books (Amadis of Gaul, Beltenebros and Orlando did it), this trope is parodied by Don Quixote: When he is at the Sierra Morena forest, he invokes this trope by sending Sancho with a letter to Dulcinea (his imaginary love interest) explaining her that he will be in the forest until she forgives him… Even when don Quixote has not made anything against her. This madness will force [[ThoseTwoGuys the Curate and the Barber]] to ask Dorotea to pretend to be a princess and ask Don Quixote a favour to get him out of the forest.
16th Feb '17 9:56:11 PM Chariset
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->''"Sing, Goddess, sing of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that murderous anger which condemned Achaeans, to countless agonies and threw many warrior souls, deep into Hades…"''

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->''"Sing, Goddess, sing of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that murderous anger which condemned Achaeans, Achaeans to countless agonies and threw many warrior souls, souls deep into Hades…"''
30th Dec '16 10:35:19 AM Tron80
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* For most of ''FanFic/OriginStory'', Alex [[RefuseTheCall refuses the call]]. She's possibly the most powerful superhuman on Earth, and has the right attitude to be an effective force for good, but all she wants is to be left alone. Eventually, she comes around.
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