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9th Apr '16 4:39:33 PM GamingFan1997
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** Sayaka's attempt at being TheCape backfires because the strain of fighting as a Magical Girl while not getting what she wanted causes her sanity to start leaking down the drain.

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** Sayaka's attempt at being TheCape backfires because the strain of fighting as a Magical Girl while not getting what she wanted causes her sanity to start leaking down the drain. [[spoiler: Adding insult to injury, she ends up turning into [[HeWhoFightsMonsters the very thing she was fighting against in the first place.]]]]
1st Mar '16 8:27:55 AM Ramona122003
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*** He has another moment near the end of the Buu Saga. After Kid Buu unleashed an energy ball powerful enough to destroy the Earth several times over, Goku and Vegeta rushes to Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo, who are still unconscious after being absorbed by Buu, to teleport them off the planet. On his way, Goku sees Mr. Satan and Denda. On instinct, he grabs them and wasted too much time to save his sons and have to be saved by the Supreme Kai. [[WhatTheHellHero Vegeta chews him out for saving them instead of their children]], and Goku has nothing to say for himself.

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*** He has another moment near the end of the Buu Saga. After Kid Buu unleashed an energy ball powerful enough to destroy the Earth several times over, Goku and Vegeta rushes to Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo, who are still unconscious after being absorbed by Buu, to teleport them off the planet. On his way, Goku sees Mr. Satan and Denda.Dende. On instinct, he grabs them and wasted too much time to save his sons and have to be saved by the Supreme Kai. [[WhatTheHellHero Vegeta chews him out for saving them instead of their children]], and Goku has nothing to say for himself.
29th Feb '16 8:48:06 PM Ramona122003
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** He has another moment near the end of the Buu Saga. After Kid Buu unleashed an energy ball powerful enough to destroy the Earth several times over, Goku and Vegeta rushes to Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo, who are still unconscious after being absorbed by Buu, to teleport them off the planet. On his way, Goku sees Mr. Satan and Denda. On instinct, he grabs them and wasted too much time to save his sons and have to be saved by the Supreme Kai. [[WhatTheHellHero Vegeta chews him out for saving them instead of their children]], and Goku has nothing to say for himself.

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** *** He has another moment near the end of the Buu Saga. After Kid Buu unleashed an energy ball powerful enough to destroy the Earth several times over, Goku and Vegeta rushes to Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo, who are still unconscious after being absorbed by Buu, to teleport them off the planet. On his way, Goku sees Mr. Satan and Denda. On instinct, he grabs them and wasted too much time to save his sons and have to be saved by the Supreme Kai. [[WhatTheHellHero Vegeta chews him out for saving them instead of their children]], and Goku has nothing to say for himself.himself.
** The reason Yamcha fought the Saibamen was to protect Krillin who wanted to go next. As he pointed out, Krillin was revived already with the Dragon Balls so him dying would have been permanent, while he could be revived if the worst happens. For his good deed, Yamcha gets suicide bomb by the Saibaman, making him the first casualty of the Saiyan Invasion and he never even gets the chance to fight Nappa. And worst of all, [[NeverLiveItDown the fandom won't ever let him live it down]].
28th Feb '16 7:23:07 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'': Gohan's future self in ''[[BadFuture The History of Trunks]]'' certainly qualifies. After witnessing his father and all of his friends die at the hands of the androids, Gohan went into hiding in order to train himself to become strong enough to challenge this new threat. He spent his entire adult life challenging the androids to no avail, watching as countless innocents died at the hands of the monstrous duo. His reward for all of his self-sacrifice was to [[AnArmAndALeg lose his left arm]], and in the next and final fight between him and his two nemeses, Gohan was completely outmatched, killed, and left face down in the ruins of yet another city he failed to protect.

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Gohan's future self in ''[[BadFuture The History of Trunks]]'' certainly qualifies. After witnessing his father and all of his friends die at the hands of the androids, Gohan went into hiding in order to train himself to become strong enough to challenge this new threat. He spent his entire adult life challenging the androids to no avail, watching as countless innocents died at the hands of the monstrous duo. His reward for all of his self-sacrifice was to [[AnArmAndALeg lose his left arm]], and in the next and final fight between him and his two nemeses, Gohan was completely outmatched, killed, and left face down in the ruins of yet another city he failed to protect. And then a sad rain falls over his battered, crippled corpse; it's a miracle that such a tragic sight didn't push Trunks over the DespairEventHorizon.
** While Goku is usually the pagan for GoodFeelsGood, he does have a moment like this moment after Frieza is defeated. He really, ''really'', wants to leave Frieza to die after he's cut to pieces on his own energy disc, but Goku's morality [[ChronicHeroSyndrome won't allow him to ignore a call for help]], even from an evil monster like Frieza. [[ConscienceMakesYouGoBack He eventually gives in to his conscience]] and gives Frieza enough energy to escape the exploding planet. For several minutes afterwards, Goku is noticeably glum, as if asking himself why he saved Frieza, [[UngratefulBastard while Frieza spends that time mocking him for his mercy]] [[TheFarmerAndTheViper before trying to stab him in the back]].
** He has another moment near the end of the Buu Saga. After Kid Buu unleashed an energy ball powerful enough to destroy the Earth several times over, Goku and Vegeta rushes to Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo, who are still unconscious after being absorbed by Buu, to teleport them off the planet. On his way, Goku sees Mr. Satan and Denda. On instinct, he grabs them and wasted too much time to save his sons and have to be saved by the Supreme Kai. [[WhatTheHellHero Vegeta chews him out for saving them instead of their children]], and Goku has nothing to say for himself.
27th Feb '16 6:03:29 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'': Gohan's future self in ''[[BadFuture The History of Trunks]]'' certainly qualifies. After witnessing his father and all of his friends die at the hands of the androids, Gohan went into hiding in order to train himself to become strong enough to challenge this new threat. He spent his entire adult life challenging the androids to no avail, watching as countless innocents died at the hands of the monstrous duo. His reward for all of his self-sacrifice was to [[AnArmAndALeg lose his left arm]], and in the next and final fight between him and his two nemeses, Gohan was completely outmatched, killed, and left face down in the ruins of yet another city he failed to protect.


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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'':
** In Act III, after it becomes known that Tsukune and his friends destroyed a branch of [[FarEastAsianTerrorists Fairy Tale]], their reward for their heroism is to face merciless bullying and abuse from nearly the entirety of the Yokai Academy student body, [[CassandraTruth who believe them to be posers and fakes claiming to have beaten back Fairy Tale to get attention]]. Eventually, Felucia [[WhatTheHellTownspeople gets so sick of the harassment that she actually suggests to her friends that they just]] ''[[WhatTheHellTownspeople let]]'' [[WhatTheHellTownspeople Kuyou burn the school to the ground when he strikes]].
** Comes up again in Acts V and VI, where the gang's reward for saving the world from Alucard is to face suspicion and mistreatment from the humans in the wake of TheUnmasquedWorld, to the extent that they get arrested and nearly executed [[VanHelsingHateCrimes simply for being monsters]].
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16th Feb '16 7:25:07 AM Manny20444
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* Just like in the comics, The titular character from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' still suffers from this grief.
12th Feb '16 5:59:18 AM Sapphirea2
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** The Twelfth Doctor's StoryArc in Series 9 boils down to this trope. Having faced so much loss in his efforts to do good (ChronicHeroSyndrome and SamaritanSyndrome) by this point in his lives, he is ''too'' determined to hold himself to his chosen name and save people -- even being willing to bend the laws of time, space, life, and death to do so. In "The Girl Who Died", he faces a SadisticChoice with regards to the Viking girl Ashildr: [[spoiler: let her die and bereave a family, or save her in a way that makes her functionally immortal]]. He rashly defies the fates and does the latter. Centuries later in In "Face the Raven" [[spoiler: Ashildr, who came to resent him for his actions even as he helped her, agrees to trap and deliver him to the Time Lords -- ''his own people, who wouldn't exist if not for him'']]. Talk about NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished! '''Then''' his companion Clara -- also prone to ChronicHeroSyndrome --[[spoiler: ends up dead when the plan goes awry]]. And '''then''' in "Heaven Sent" [[spoiler: he willingly endures a torture chamber in hopes of saving her]]. At the DespairEventHorizon he becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds in "Hell Bent", seeking not only {{Revenge}} but risking all of space and time just to [[spoiler: get Clara back]]. In the end, he repents...but RedemptionEqualsAffliction: [[spoiler: he loses her and ''many of his memories of her'' via Mind Rape]]. A man distinguished by compassion for others [[NoSympathy doesn't receive it]] when ''he's'' been DrivenToMadness, even after his threat is neutralized. All he gains for his trouble is [[spoiler: the ability to accept loss and the means to return to Gallifrey, although he is now a fugitive again over what he did during his Sanity Slippage]]. Poor guy...

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** The Twelfth Doctor's StoryArc in Series 9 boils down to this trope. Having faced so much loss in his efforts to do good (ChronicHeroSyndrome and SamaritanSyndrome) by this point in his lives, he is ''too'' determined to hold himself to his chosen name and save people -- even being willing to bend the laws of time, space, life, and death to do so. In "The Girl Who Died", he faces a SadisticChoice with regards to the Viking girl Ashildr: SadisticChoice: [[spoiler: let her Ashildr die and bereave a family, or save her in a way that makes her functionally immortal]]. He rashly defies the fates and does the latter. Centuries later in In "Face the Raven" [[spoiler: Ashildr, who came to resent him for his actions even as he helped her, agrees to trap and deliver him to the Time Lords -- ''his own people, who wouldn't exist if not for him'']]. Talk about NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished! '''Then''' his companion Clara -- also prone to ChronicHeroSyndrome --[[spoiler: ends up dead when the plan goes awry]]. And '''then''' in "Heaven Sent" [[spoiler: he willingly endures a torture chamber in hopes of saving her]]. At the DespairEventHorizon he becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds in "Hell Bent", seeking not only {{Revenge}} but risking all of space and time just to [[spoiler: get Clara back]]. In the end, he repents...but RedemptionEqualsAffliction: [[spoiler: he loses her and ''many of his memories of her'' via Mind Rape]]. A man distinguished by compassion for others [[NoSympathy doesn't receive it]] when ''he's'' been DrivenToMadness, even after his threat is neutralized. All he gains for his trouble is [[spoiler: the ability to accept loss and the means to return to Gallifrey, although he is now a fugitive again over what he did during his Sanity Slippage]]. Poor guy...
12th Feb '16 5:49:24 AM Sapphirea2
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** The Doctor has to deal with this all the time, in particular during his [[Creator/DavidTennant tenth incarnation]]. He's constantly trying to do the right thing, often though, his over objectivity causes more trouble than it seems worth (see what he did to Harriet Jones career - by ruining her career because she made a choice he considered immoral, he unintentionally paved the way for [[spoiler: the Master to become prime minister and turn Earth into a dystopia in a prequel to destroying it completely)]]. People also tend to get killed trying to save him, leaving him with one hell of a GuiltComplex.
** The Twelfth Doctor suffers '''hard''' in Series 9. Having faced so much loss in his lives, he becomes ''too'' determined to hold himself to his chosen name and save people -- even being willing to bend the laws of time, space, life, and death to do so, causing more problems. As the season approaches its climax, NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished and a ProtagonistJourneyToVillain ensues. In "Face the Raven" a rash SadisticChoice haunts him: [[spoiler: Ashildr, whose life he saved by making her functionally immortal, agrees to trap and deliver him to the Time Lords -- ''his own people, who wouldn't exist if not for him'']]. '''Then''' [[spoiler: his companion Clara -- partially because she's now, like him, recklessly risking her life for others -- ends up dead when the plan goes awry]]. And '''then''' in "Heaven Sent" [[spoiler: he willingly spends billions of years in a torture chamber in hopes of saving her]]. Having come to the DespairEventHorizon, he emerges from this as a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds in "Hell Bent", seeking not only {{Revenge}} but also risking all of space and time just to [[spoiler: get Clara back from the grave]]. In the end, he realizes he's gone too far, but RedemptionEqualsAffliction: [[spoiler: he loses Clara and ''many of his memories of her'' via Mind Rape]], and his actions during his SanitySlippage mean that now [[spoiler: he's a fugitive from the Time Lords once more, after thousands of years pining for his home world]]. A man distinguished by compassion for others in this season [[NoSympathy doesn't receive it]] when ''he's'' been DrivenToMadness, even after his threat is neutralized. All he gains for his trouble is [[spoiler: the ability to accept loss and the means to return to Gallifrey...but he'll have to wait on that]]. It's hard not to wish he'd just destroyed the universe instead, because at least then he would have been ''happy'' for a little while...

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** The Doctor has to deal with this all the time, in particular during his [[Creator/DavidTennant tenth incarnation]]. He's constantly trying to do the right thing, often though, his over objectivity causes more trouble than it seems worth (see what he did to Harriet Jones career - by ruining her career because she made a choice he considered immoral, he unintentionally paved the way for [[spoiler: the Master to become prime minister and turn Earth into a dystopia in a prequel to destroying it completely)]]. People also tend to get killed trying to save him, leaving him with one hell of a GuiltComplex.
GuiltComplex. In particular...
** The Twelfth Doctor suffers '''hard''' Doctor's StoryArc in Series 9. 9 boils down to this trope. Having faced so much loss in his efforts to do good (ChronicHeroSyndrome and SamaritanSyndrome) by this point in his lives, he becomes is ''too'' determined to hold himself to his chosen name and save people -- even being willing to bend the laws of time, space, life, and death to do so, causing more problems. As so. In "The Girl Who Died", he faces a SadisticChoice with regards to the season approaches its climax, NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished Viking girl Ashildr: [[spoiler: let her die and bereave a ProtagonistJourneyToVillain ensues. family, or save her in a way that makes her functionally immortal]]. He rashly defies the fates and does the latter. Centuries later in In "Face the Raven" a rash SadisticChoice haunts him: [[spoiler: Ashildr, whose life who came to resent him for his actions even as he saved by making her functionally immortal, helped her, agrees to trap and deliver him to the Time Lords -- ''his own people, who wouldn't exist if not for him'']]. him'']]. Talk about NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished! '''Then''' [[spoiler: his companion Clara -- partially because she's now, like him, recklessly risking her life for others -- also prone to ChronicHeroSyndrome --[[spoiler: ends up dead when the plan goes awry]]. And '''then''' in "Heaven Sent" [[spoiler: he willingly spends billions of years in endures a torture chamber in hopes of saving her]]. Having come to At the DespairEventHorizon, DespairEventHorizon he emerges from this as becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds in "Hell Bent", seeking not only {{Revenge}} but also risking all of space and time just to [[spoiler: get Clara back from the grave]]. back]]. In the end, he realizes he's gone too far, repents...but RedemptionEqualsAffliction: [[spoiler: he loses Clara her and ''many of his memories of her'' via Mind Rape]], and his actions during his SanitySlippage mean that now [[spoiler: he's a fugitive from the Time Lords once more, after thousands of years pining for his home world]]. Rape]]. A man distinguished by compassion for others in this season [[NoSympathy doesn't receive it]] when ''he's'' been DrivenToMadness, even after his threat is neutralized. All he gains for his trouble is [[spoiler: the ability to accept loss and the means to return to Gallifrey...but he'll have to wait on that]]. It's hard not to wish he'd just destroyed the universe instead, because at least then Gallifrey, although he would have been ''happy'' for is now a little while...fugitive again over what he did during his Sanity Slippage]]. Poor guy...
5th Feb '16 2:08:12 PM JoeMerl
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--> ''[[KidHero Billy Batson]]:'' "Be good and good will follow." That's what my parents used to always tell me. But, you know, [[{{Superman}} Mr. Kent]], I was good [[DeadParentsAreTheBest before they were taken from me]]. I was good [[AbusiveParents at the foster home]]. And I was good [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished fifteen minutes ago]]. I'm starting to think being good isn't good for me.
-->'''Clark Kent:'' It seems that way sometimes, doesn't it? But that's because good is hard. [[EvilIsEasy Bad is always easy]].

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--> ''[[KidHero '''[[KidHero Billy Batson]]:'' Batson]]:''' "Be good and good will follow." That's what my parents used to always tell me. But, you know, [[{{Superman}} Mr. Kent]], I was good [[DeadParentsAreTheBest [[ParentalAbandonment before they were taken from me]]. I was good [[AbusiveParents at the foster home]]. And I was good [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished fifteen minutes ago]]. I'm starting to think being good isn't good for me.
-->'''Clark Kent:'' Kent:''' It seems that way sometimes, doesn't it? But that's because good is hard. [[EvilIsEasy Bad is always easy]].
5th Feb '16 2:07:00 PM JoeMerl
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* A theme in ''SupermanShazamTheReturnOfBlackAdam:''
--> ''[[KidHero Billy Batson]]:'' "Be good and good will follow." That's what my parents used to always tell me. But, you know, [[{{Superman}} Mr. Kent]], I was good [[DeadParentsAreTheBest before they were taken from me]]. I was good [[AbusiveParents at the foster home]]. And I was good [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished fifteen minutes ago]]. I'm starting to think being good isn't good for me.
-->'''Clark Kent:'' It seems that way sometimes, doesn't it? But that's because good is hard. [[EvilIsEasy Bad is always easy]].
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