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12th May '16 4:54:17 PM siberia82
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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': '70s Charles Xavier gives up on his powers and his role as the leader of mutants, and refuses to cooperate with Wolverine; without his aid, the entire venture is impossible. He's got more [[JustifiedTrope justified reasons]] than in most examples of the trope.

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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': '70s 1973 Charles Xavier gives up on his powers and his role as the leader of mutants, and refuses to cooperate with Wolverine; without his aid, the entire venture is impossible. He's got more [[JustifiedTrope justified reasons]] than in most examples of the trope.
23rd Apr '16 2:33:30 PM molokai198
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* In [[''Literature/WingsOfFire'' ''Winter Turning'']], Winter leaves the group to be with his brother and tribe, saying that he hates them all anyway, but ends up returning when [[spoiler:he realizes leaving the Ice kingdom is his only choice besides dying or killing his aforementioned brother, plus having an epiphany about how his friends are more important than their home.]]
8th Apr '16 8:46:52 AM CommanderVisor
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* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse featured Garm Bel Iblis, a founder of the Rebellion who left when he felt it was risking becoming a dictatorship, feeling that replacing the Emperor with an Empress wouldn't be an improvement. After realizing his folly, he returns but refuses to take command of the fleet, even while they're being attacked, by an enemy commander that only he is skilled enough to match. He finally gives in after speaking with Mon Mothma.

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* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsLegends featured Garm Bel Iblis, a founder of the Rebellion who left when he felt it was risking becoming a dictatorship, feeling that replacing the Emperor with an Empress wouldn't be an improvement. After realizing his folly, he returns but refuses to take command of the fleet, even while they're being attacked, by an enemy commander that only he is skilled enough to match. He finally gives in after speaking with Mon Mothma.
17th Mar '16 10:19:51 AM Eggy0
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** In "Skips Strikes", Skips resigns from his bowling team after Death threatens to reveal Skips' secret if Skips' team wins. In the end, Skips decides to participate and win the game anyway after realizing his team will lose their souls if they lose:
--> '''Skips:''' My friends' souls are more important than my secret. If you wanna tell them [[spoiler: my real name isn't Skips]], go ahead.

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** In "Skips Strikes", Skips resigns from his bowling team after when Death threatens to reveal Skips' secret if Skips' to his team wins. if they win. In the end, Skips decides to participate and win the game anyway after realizing when he learns his team teammates will lose their souls if they lose:
lose, and before he makes a winning strike he tells Death:
--> '''Skips:''' My friends' souls are more important than my secret. If you You wanna tell them [[spoiler: my real name isn't Skips]], go ahead.
16th Mar '16 4:55:30 AM Eggy0
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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' features this in "Prankless" when Muscle Man quits pranking after nearly killing Pops. They need him back when a rival park restarts a prank war that Muscle Man succeeded in winning in the past.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' features this in "Prankless" when ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'':
** In "Prankless",
Muscle Man quits pranking after nearly killing Pops. They need him back when a rival park restarts a prank war that Muscle Man succeeded in winning in the past.past.
** In "Skips Strikes", Skips resigns from his bowling team after Death threatens to reveal Skips' secret if Skips' team wins. In the end, Skips decides to participate and win the game anyway after realizing his team will lose their souls if they lose:
--> '''Skips:''' My friends' souls are more important than my secret. If you wanna tell them [[spoiler: my real name isn't Skips]], go ahead.
19th Feb '16 10:30:28 PM SoapyTroper
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->''"Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades..."''

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->''"Sing, O goddess, Goddess, sing of the anger rage of Achilles Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought murderous anger which condemned Achaeans, to countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades..."''agonies and threw many warrior souls, deep into Hades…"''
13th Feb '16 9:47:08 PM 10-13-2
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A member of a team (often TheLancer) gets into a fight with everybody else [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere and quits]], vowing to never, ever return to the people whom they now hate ''so'' much. A threat then comes that is precisely suited to the missing member's talents. The other team members beg the quitter to come back, but with no success. The team head out without their ex-member, and are about to all be killed horribly.

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A member of a team (often TheLancer) gets into a fight with everybody else [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere else and quits]], quits, vowing to never, ever return to the people whom they now hate ''so'' much. A threat then comes that is precisely suited to the missing member's talents. The other team members beg the quitter to come back, but with no success. The team head out without their ex-member, and are about to all be killed horribly.
13th Feb '16 9:45:06 PM 10-13-2
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Compare with JustFineWithoutYou and HoldingOutForAHero. See also ChangedMyMindKid. Heavily related to WeUsedToBeFriends.

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Compare with JustFineWithoutYou and HoldingOutForAHero. See also ChangedMyMindKid. Heavily related to WeUsedToBeFriends.
WeUsedToBeFriends. Not to be confused with ScrewThisImOuttaHere, which is when someone quits an activity out of fear or laziness rather than out of a feeling of having been wronged.
9th Jan '16 9:54:16 AM SpinAttaxx
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** Sailor Mars pulls this (and it's implied that she bullied Mercury into doing it as well) in the episode titled ''Restore Naru's Smile: Usagi's Friendship'' (''The Power of Friendship'' in the English dub). Durring a discussion, [[TheStarscream Mars states that she'd make a better leader than Sailor Moon]] and gets upset when the others point out that Usagi/Serena is getting better. Naru/Molly is missing Nephrite, she seeks the advice of a priest at a graveyard, Zoicite attacks. Usagi/Serena is luckily there and a message is sent to the other scounts for backup. It cuts to Makoto/Lita running through the streets complaining about how Rei/Ray and Ami/Amy refused to come along "Sailor Scouts can't go on strike!"

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** Sailor Mars pulls this (and it's implied that she bullied Mercury into doing it as well) in the episode titled ''Restore Naru's Smile: Usagi's Friendship'' (''The Power of Friendship'' in the English dub). Durring During a discussion, [[TheStarscream Mars states that she'd make a better leader than Sailor Moon]] and gets upset when the others point out that Usagi/Serena is getting better. Naru/Molly is missing Nephrite, she seeks the advice of a priest at a graveyard, Zoicite attacks. Usagi/Serena is luckily there and a message is sent to the other scounts for backup. It cuts to Makoto/Lita running through the streets complaining about how Rei/Ray and Ami/Amy refused to come along "Sailor Scouts can't go on strike!"



* ''Star Wars: Film/ANewHope'' - As soon as Han Solo gets the money for doing what he was hired to do, he jumps ship, claiming that he's NotInThisForYourRevolution. Of course, even people who haven't seen the movie knows what happens next: "You're all clear, kid! Let's blow this thing and go home!"
* Then he does it ''again'' at the beginning of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', though not directly onscreen. He also doesn't spend long running from bounty hunters before he discovers that Luke has gone missing and he pops back out again. The phrasing implies that both he and the Rebellion fully intends the tenting to be temporary in the ''Empire'' case -- it's not that Han Solo ''wants'' to leave, it's just that he's living under a death sentence while his debt to Jabba goes unpaid.

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* ''Star Wars: Film/ANewHope'' - As ''Franchise/StarWars:
** In ''Film/ANewHope'', as
soon as Han Solo gets the money for doing what he was hired to do, he jumps ship, claiming that he's NotInThisForYourRevolution. Of course, even people who haven't seen the movie knows what happens next: "You're all clear, kid! Let's blow this thing and go home!"
* ** Then he does it ''again'' at the beginning of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', though not directly onscreen. He also doesn't spend long running from bounty hunters before he discovers that Luke has gone missing and he pops back out again. The phrasing implies that both he and the Rebellion fully intends the tenting to be temporary in the ''Empire'' case -- it's not that Han Solo ''wants'' to leave, it's just that he's living under a death sentence while his debt to Jabba goes unpaid.unpaid.
** 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.]]
2nd Jan '16 12:10:26 AM RocketPuncher
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* Shinji does this in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', after [[spoiler:his Eva is forced to try to kill one of his best friends]]. His return in the following episode becomes his CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
** Subverted, [[DeconstructorFleet as with damned near everything else in Evangelion]], when [[spoiler: Shinji gets his ass kicked anyways, and mommy has to come to the rescue again, in a scene which is oddly mirrored in reverse in the movie with Asuka.]]
*** It's not stated outright but based on [[spoiler: Shinji's Sync Ratio shooting up to an 'impossible' 400%, plus the next episode revealing that Shinji's body has vanished and his soul has been absorbed by the Eva in essentially the same way as his mother's was, it seems it really was Shinji's will driving the Eva this time.]]
*** Way less debatable in [[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Rebuild]], where [[spoiler: even ''Mari'' fails to take out Zeruel and Shinji pwns it himself by directly accessing Eva01s god-like powers without any berserk whatsoever.]]

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Shinji does this in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', quits piloting after [[spoiler:his Eva is forced to try to kill one of his best friends]]. His return in the following episode becomes his CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
** Subverted, [[DeconstructorFleet as with damned near everything else in Evangelion]], when [[spoiler: Shinji gets his ass kicked anyways, and mommy has to come to the rescue again, in a scene which is oddly mirrored in reverse in the movie with Asuka.]]
*** It's not stated outright but based on [[spoiler: Shinji's Sync Ratio shooting up to an 'impossible' 400%, plus the next episode revealing that Shinji's body has vanished and his soul has been absorbed by the Eva in essentially the same way as his mother's was, it seems it really was Shinji's will driving the Eva this time.]]
*** Way less debatable in [[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Rebuild]], where [[spoiler: even ''Mari'' fails to take out Zeruel and Shinji pwns it himself by directly accessing Eva01s god-like powers without any berserk whatsoever.]]
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