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1st Jul '17 4:58:20 AM Bissek
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* One episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had a retired Marine give first aid to three people who were in a car accident, saving the lives of two of them, and was arrested by the police when they arrived at the accident for practicing medicine without a license, because she wasn't a certified EMT. Gibbs, the survivors of the crash, and the family of the one who died all side with the ex-Marine, and do what they can to get her a reduced sentence.

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* One episode of In the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had episode "Semper Fortis", a retired Marine give Navy Corpsman gave first aid to three people who were in a car accident, saving the lives of two of them, and was arrested by the police when they arrived at the accident for practicing medicine without a license, because she wasn't a certified EMT. Gibbs, the survivors of the crash, and the family of the one who died all side with the ex-Marine, ex-sailor, and do what they can to get her a reduced sentence.
1st Jul '17 4:40:23 AM Bissek
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* One episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had a retired Marine give first aid to three people who were in a car accident, saving the lives of two of them, and was arrested by the police when they arrived at the accident for practicing medicine without a license, because she wasn't a certified EMT. Gibbs, the survivors of the crash, and the family of the one who died all side with the ex-Marine, and do what they can to get her a reduced sentence.
21st May '17 12:39:18 PM EDP
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* In ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' [[InspectorJavert Wakagi]] initially wanted to bring Sailor V in because he felt her actions were humiliating the police (and indeed Minako plainly admitted she stopped normal crime for just that reason, before her ChronicHeroSyndrome kicked in) and for her vigilantism. The vigilantism accuse was endorsed by his boss, superintendent general Natsuna Sakurada... [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee as an excuse to cover the fact she was a fan of Sailor V]] and just wanted a chance to try and get her in the police. This is eventually abandoned when Sakurada befriends Minako and then discovers she's Sailor V, as now she both know she is justified in her actions-and has her phone number to try and convince her to join the police.
20th Apr '17 5:04:49 AM gb00393
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** Soon after being released, Davos gets ''rearrested'' for freeing a prisoner to prevent another HumanSacrifice, and only narrowly avoids execution by convincing Stannis that he's too valuable a counsellor for the war to come.

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** Soon after being released, Davos gets ''rearrested'' for freeing a prisoner to prevent another HumanSacrifice, and only narrowly avoids execution by revealing the Night's Watch missive about the White Walkers marching on The Wall and convincing Stannis that he's too valuable a counsellor for the war to come.come, as well as some unexpected support from Melisandre who claims Davos has a further part to play.
14th Mar '17 3:22:24 PM maxwellsilver
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While {{Villain}}s often face terrible fates, the life of a [[{{Heroes}} hero]] isn't always a happy one either. This {{subtrope}} of NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished pits two heroes against each other.

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While {{Villain}}s often face terrible fates, the life of a [[{{Heroes}} hero]] {{hero|es}} isn't always a happy one either. This {{subtrope}} of NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished pits two heroes against each other.



** Alternatively, the villain may set the whole thing up, tricking the hero into [[WhatTheHellHero doing something wrong]] in front of witnesses while he himself [[CivilianVillain acts perfectly innocent]].

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** Alternatively, the villain may set the whole thing up, tricking the hero into [[WhatTheHellHero doing something wrong]] wrong in front of witnesses while he himself [[CivilianVillain acts perfectly innocent]].innocent.
31st Dec '16 9:21:15 AM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', George successfully defeats several monsters from [[TomeOfEldritchLore The Book of Characters]] and rips the book in half, thus exposing the villain behind the chaos as one of the librarians. Except that when more librarians show up and find George clutching half of the Book, they automatically assume he was the bad guy and zap him with a paralysis spell—thus allowing the evil librarian, actually a fake, to escape. To make matters worse, after a halfhearted apology, they hit him with a huge fine for ripping up the rare and valuable book.
26th Dec '16 7:39:48 AM Malitia
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* In ''ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool'', Gwenpool foils a bank robbery by killing the robbers with her guns and a grenade, which damages the building. She expects to be rewarded and showered with praise, but the citizens are understandably terrified of her and she gets arrested. Fortunately for her, the police officer driving the car decides to quit and releases her in exchange for all her money.

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* In ''ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool'', Gwenpool foils a bank robbery by killing the robbers with her guns and a grenade, which damages the building. She expects to be rewarded and showered with praise, but the citizens are understandably terrified of her and she gets arrested. Fortunately for her, the police officer driving the car decides to quit and releases her in exchange for all her money. From the description you can guess she's a DestructiveSavior on her best days.
24th Dec '16 7:14:57 PM ultimomant
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* In ''ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool'', Gwenpool foils a bank robbery by killing the robbers with her guns and a grenade, which damages the building. She expects to be rewarded and showered with praise, but the citizens are understandably terrified of her and she gets arrested. Fortunately for her, the police officer driving the car decides to quit and releases her in exchange for all her money.



* In ''Film/TheGoldenChild'', Chandler Jarrell (Eddie Murphy) acquires the one magical dagger capable of killing the demonic bad guy and the titular messianic figure. And the demonic BigBad immediately tries to have him arrested for theft of the artifact.
** Jarell outwits the demon by ''asking'' to be arrested, knowing the authorities will take the dagger into evidence until trial, out of the demon's reach. The demon quickly recants his accusations.

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* In ''Film/TheGoldenChild'', Chandler Jarrell (Eddie Murphy) acquires the one magical dagger capable of killing the demonic bad guy and the titular messianic figure. And the demonic BigBad immediately tries to have him arrested for theft of the artifact.
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artifact. Jarell outwits the demon by ''asking'' to be arrested, knowing the authorities will take the dagger into evidence until trial, out of the demon's reach. The demon quickly recants his accusations.
20th Dec '16 2:09:33 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In the early days of TV Tropes, this trope might have been called "The Davos."
** Davos' smuggling of supplies into Storm's End won him Stannis' lifelong respect and patronage, but unfortunately Stannis does not consider rewarding heroism and punishing crime to be mutually exclusive. So Davos was knighted for his heroism and lost four fingertips for his previous smuggling. This actually ''increases'' Davos' respect for Stannis.
** After managing to find his way back to Dragonstone after the battle, Davos immediately calls Stannis and Melisandre out for their moping and burning dissenters, and eventually pulls a knife on Melisandre. Stannis reacts by throwing him in a dungeon.
** Soon after being released, Davos gets ''rearrested'' for freeing a prisoner to prevent another HumanSacrifice, and only narrowly avoids execution by convincing Stannis that he's too valuable a counsellor for the war to come.
--> '''Gendry:''' Why are you helping me?
--> '''Davos:''' Because it's the right thing to do... And because I'm a slow learner.
11th Oct '16 1:47:44 PM dotchan
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* In may places, killing in self-defense or defense of another is not considered first-degree murder or manslaughter (though civil liabilities may still be brought to court); some places extend this to a so-called "Castle Doctrine"--a person should not be expected to leave their house in order to escape someone who can kill them. Rather infamously Florida passed the "Stand Your Ground" laws that extend this coverage past what many people were comfortable with, as they felt this promoted legally sanctioned DisproportionateRetribution.
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