History Main / AlwaysSaveTheGirl

28th Feb '17 3:20:37 PM skidoo23
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** Perhaps learning from the above examples, the ''Twelfth'' Doctor loves Clara Oswald so much that, similarly to River, he is willing to take extreme risks to keep her safe. She's willing to do the same for him (and others) as well. This culminates in his efforts to save her from [[spoiler: her death -- ''after it happens'' --]] at the end of Series 9, and the outcome is that [[spoiler: he loses his memories of her and they are parted forever, both having realized that the extremes they go to for each other are just causing more problems for everyone]]. There is also an example of this earlier in the season when, after being challenged about his actions, the Doctor outright says, "I'm a dead man walking. I'm changing history to save Clara."

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** Perhaps learning from the above examples, the ''Twelfth'' Doctor loves Clara Oswald so much that, similarly to River, he is willing to take extreme risks to keep her safe. She's willing to do the same for him (and others) as well. This culminates in his efforts to save her from [[spoiler: her death -- ''after it happens'' --]] at the end of Series 9, and the outcome is that [[spoiler: he loses his memories of her and they are parted forever, both having realized that the extremes they go to for each other are just causing more problems for everyone]]. There is also an example of this earlier in the season when, after being challenged about his actions, the Doctor outright says, "I'm a dead man walking. I'm changing history to save Clara."" For a series that spent a ''half century'' repeatedly reminding the audience - and the Doctor! - that changing history is dangerous, reckless and must not be done, this is a huge deal (and also an example of OOCIsSeriousBusiness).
21st Feb '17 3:02:57 PM Darkfire545
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** [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in the sequel, ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn''. The protagonists break into Belinsk Castle to rescue the pirate Eoleo and the princess Hou Ju. If you try to rescue Eoleo first, a random NPC will interrupt you and ask whether it's customary to rescue the princess first in your culture. If you still continue on, [[ButThouMust Ryu Kou will interrupt you a little more forcefully.]]
7th Feb '17 5:08:20 PM Nyame
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* ''FanFic/VigilanteTendency'': The events of the fic stem from Tsuna's decision to protect his crush Kyoko from some bullies who want to get revenge on Ryohei. It all goes downhill from there.
10th Jan '17 5:08:46 PM Aipom-pom
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** Much of the story of the sequel, ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' revolves around saving [[spoiler: Mayuri]] from her fated death. The True Ending changes the girl that needs to be saved to [[spoiler: Kirisu]]. Saving the world from SERN's Dystopia[[spoiler: /World War III]] just happens to be a bonus.

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** Much of the story of the sequel, ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' revolves around saving [[spoiler: Mayuri]] from her fated death. The True Ending changes the girl that needs to be saved to [[spoiler: Kirisu]]. Kurisu]]. Saving the world from SERN's Dystopia[[spoiler: /World Dystopia[[spoiler:/World War III]] just happens to be a bonus.
5th Jan '17 6:44:29 AM Allronix
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** River Song takes this trope to extremes, disintegrating ''Time itself'' to keep from killing [[spoiler:the Doctor]].


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** River Song takes this trope to extremes, disintegrating ''Time itself'' to keep from killing [[spoiler:the Doctor. She ''really'' takes after her parents here.]]


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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': A male Trooper might be faced with this during the story arc. [[spoiler: Sgt. Jaxo, an ally and secondary love interest]] is with you on a mission. The SadisticChoice is saving 300 Republic prisoners of war by sacrificing her, or saving her at the expense of 300 prisoners. [[spoiler: If you do pick the "save girl" option, it's Dark Side points, most of your companions will seriously disapprove, and Jaxo will be so traumatized by your call to save her over the prisoners she cuts off all contact with the Trooper.]]
** Playing a [[spoiler: male Sith Warrior or a female Bounty Hunter]] in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''? Yeah. The game springs this on you in ''Knights of the Eternal Throne.'' [[spoiler: You can save Vette or Torian - not both. Vaylin will kill the one you don't save. Yes, you can save the love interest, but you can also sacrifice them. The game accounts for both with special dialogue options.]]
4th Jan '17 1:24:29 PM animenutcase
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* In ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' video game, most players choose [[spoiler:to save Carley over Doug]], not that it matters much since [[spoiler:the person you save ends up dying Episode 3 regardless of who it is]]. It's also averted in Episode 3, where most players choose to save [[spoiler:the injured Omid over his ActionGirlfriend Christa]]. In a subversion, however, [[spoiler:the person you don't save will manage to catch up. The person you ''do'' save will berate you for saving them over the other, however, and both have very good reasons: Christa will berate you for leaving the injured Omid. Omid will berate for reasons that are implied, but not explicitly revealed until Episode 5: While Christa is uninjured, she's also ''pregnant''.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' video game, most players choose [[spoiler:to save Carley over Doug]], not that it matters much since [[spoiler:the person you save ends up dying Episode 3 regardless of who it is]]. It's also averted in Episode 3, where most players choose to save [[spoiler:the injured Omid over his ActionGirlfriend Christa]]. In a subversion, however, [[spoiler:the person you don't save will manage to catch up. The person you ''do'' save will berate you for saving them over the other, however, and both have very good reasons: Christa will berate you for leaving the saving her over her injured Omid.boyfriend. Omid will berate for reasons that are implied, but not explicitly revealed until Episode 5: While Christa is uninjured, she's also ''pregnant''.]]
4th Jan '17 1:22:20 PM animenutcase
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* In ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' video game, most players choose [[spoiler:to save Carley over Doug]], not that it matters much since [[spoiler:the person you save ends up dying Episode 3 regardless of who it is]]. It's also averted in Episode 3, where most players choose to save [[spoiler:the injured Omid over his ActionGirlfriend Christa]]. In a subversion, however, [[spoiler:the person you don't save will manage to catch up. The person you ''do'' save will berate you for saving them over the other, however.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' video game, most players choose [[spoiler:to save Carley over Doug]], not that it matters much since [[spoiler:the person you save ends up dying Episode 3 regardless of who it is]]. It's also averted in Episode 3, where most players choose to save [[spoiler:the injured Omid over his ActionGirlfriend Christa]]. In a subversion, however, [[spoiler:the person you don't save will manage to catch up. The person you ''do'' save will berate you for saving them over the other, however.however, and both have very good reasons: Christa will berate you for leaving the injured Omid. Omid will berate for reasons that are implied, but not explicitly revealed until Episode 5: While Christa is uninjured, she's also ''pregnant''.]]
8th Dec '16 3:02:28 PM MagBas
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* In Peter Jackson's ''Film/KingKong2005'', one of the members of the rescue party makes the perfectly reasonable observation that Anne is probably dead already, that a good number of the rescuers have just died, and the rest of them will probably either get killed or get left behind, since their ship will sail without them if they are not back in time. He is immediately accused of being a DirtyCoward by TheHero, and since the character has been an arrogant douchebag for the entire film, we are presumably meant to hate him even more for the heinous crime of not wanting to die horribly for an almost certainly lost cause. In fact, the character's [[TheScrappy Scrappyness]] for the rest of the film ([[spoiler: his BigDamnHeroes CrowningMomentOfAwesome notwithstanding]]) almost seems to have been inserted specifically to make the audience hate him enough to disagree with him as a matter of principle. While he does not put forward his case particularly well, [[JerkassHasAPoint the points he makes are completely valid]], and would likely have many members of the audience agreeing with his argument if it had been put forward by a more likable character. His point remains valid [[ItWasHisSled even though Anne is brought back alive]]; of the seventeen people who die on the island, fifteen were killed trying to find her. No matter how much you might love Anne, is that really a price you want to pay?

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* In Peter Jackson's ''Film/KingKong2005'', one of the members of the rescue party makes the perfectly reasonable observation that Anne is probably dead already, that a good number of the rescuers have just died, and the rest of them will probably either get killed or get left behind, since their ship will sail without them if they are not back in time. He is immediately accused of being a DirtyCoward by TheHero, and since the character has been an arrogant douchebag for the entire film, we are presumably meant to hate him even more for the heinous crime of not wanting to die horribly for an almost certainly lost cause. In fact, the character's [[TheScrappy Scrappyness]] for the rest of the film ([[spoiler: his BigDamnHeroes CrowningMomentOfAwesome notwithstanding]]) almost seems to have been inserted specifically to make the audience hate him enough to disagree with him as a matter of principle. While he does not put forward his case particularly well, [[JerkassHasAPoint the points he makes are completely valid]], and would likely have many members of the audience agreeing with his argument if it had been put forward by a more likable character. His point remains valid [[ItWasHisSled even Even though Anne is brought back alive]]; alive; of the seventeen people who die on the island, fifteen were killed trying to find her. No matter how much you might love Anne, is that really a price you want to pay?



** Happens again in Season Three in which all the outlaws abandon a house that has caught on fire in order to rush off and [[DamselScrappy save Kate]]. One can only assume the villagers were not too impressed.

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** Happens again in Season Three in which all the outlaws abandon a house that has caught on fire in order to rush off and [[DamselScrappy save Kate]].Kate. One can only assume the villagers were not too impressed.
30th Nov '16 9:26:04 AM sophiacrutchfeild
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* ''Fanfic/LePapillonRising'' Adrien somehow gives Marinette magical immunity to the akumas. And doesn't give this to anyone else. Because he's obsessed with her from pretty much the moment he sees her. This may be a case of AuthorAppeal.
23rd Nov '16 1:21:13 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/WarWorld'' Played with this. Alien tyrant Mongul threatens with killing several friends of Franchise/{{Superman}} -Comicbook/LoisLane, Comicbook/JimmyOlsen and Steve Lombard- if the Man of Steel does not bring him a key which would allow him appropiate Warworld, a immensely powerful weapon. Superman plays along, waiting for a chance to save his friends and thwart Mongul, even though Comicbook/MartianManhunter warns him that he is putting countless lives on the line for three persons. Unfortunately Superman cannot trick Mongul and has to choose between giving the Key to the galactic despot and letting his friends die. He decides he cannot bring himself to hand over the key.

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* ''Comicbook/WarWorld'' Played played with this. Alien tyrant Mongul threatens with killing several friends of Franchise/{{Superman}} -Comicbook/LoisLane, Comicbook/JimmyOlsen and Steve Lombard- if the Man of Steel does not bring him a key which would allow him appropiate Warworld, a immensely powerful weapon. Superman plays along, waiting for a chance to save his friends and thwart Mongul, even though Comicbook/MartianManhunter warns him that he is putting countless lives on the line for three persons. Unfortunately Superman cannot trick Mongul and has to choose between giving the Key to the galactic despot and letting his friends die. He decides he cannot bring himself to hand over the key.
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