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19th Apr '16 6:40:19 AM Wildstar93
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* Baloo from ''Film/TheJungleBook2016'' is convinced by Bagheera to persuade Mowgli to go back to the man-village or else Shere Khan will kill him. So he walks up to Mowgli and tells him to scram, saying that they were never friends and Baloo doesn't want him around. When Mowgli storms off, Baloo looks and feels very guilty of what he had to do.
-->'''Baloo''': Well, I did it. And that's about the hardest thing I ever had to do.
-->'''Bagheera''': ''[solemnly]'' I know.
12th Apr '16 12:50:36 PM erraticegomania
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* Averted in ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', where when Sylvester learns that his romantic relationship with Lillian is holding back her career and presenting an easy way for enemies to hurt them both, he goes to her and explains the situation, and together they come up with a plan on how to present their break-up to the outside world to best benefit Lillian. They're both still heartbroken, of course, but there's no deception involved.
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10th Apr '16 9:08:46 PM Anicomicgeek
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* In ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' Eric falt-out tells a young oprhan named Tommy, that he'd acting as BigBrotherMentor for, to adopt him in order to get Tommy to go with the family in California that had adopted him. [[spoiler: In the sequel series, ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', T.J. Murphy, a political activist who helps Eric run against a corrupt senator and founder of a website called ''Thorn in Your Side'', turned out to be Tommy and said that it was the best thing Eric did and the family that took him in was a good one.]]

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* In ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' Eric falt-out flat-out tells a young oprhan orphan named Tommy, that he'd been acting as BigBrotherMentor for, to he won't adopt him in order to get Tommy to go with the family in California that had adopted him. [[spoiler: In the sequel series, ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', T.J. Murphy, a political activist who helps Eric run against a corrupt senator and founder of a website called ''Thorn in Your Side'', turned out to be Tommy and said that it was the best thing Eric did and the family that took him in was a good one.]]
5th Apr '16 10:21:16 PM urielzet
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* In ''Film/{{Keith}}'', [[spoiler:Keith does this after Natalie learns that he's dying, knowing that she's fallen hard for him. He dishes out his most scathing insults, claiming that he planned everything that happened between them as a final act of spite. The trope is subverted, however, as Natalie sees right through his ploy, refuses to let him have the last word, and insists on making him admit what he really feels. He finally confesses that he's fallen for her too, and that he couldn't admit it because he had already resigned himself to his imminent death]].
17th Mar '16 6:51:26 PM ObsidianFire
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* ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' has this when Sheeta makes a deal with [[BigBad Muska]] in order to save Paku. She sends him away, telling him that she doesn't need him anymore. It becomes a DiscussedTrope when the quite GenreSavvy Dola remarks on this and explains to Paku that Sheeta probably only wanted to save him.

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* ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' has this when Sheeta makes a deal with [[BigBad Muska]] in order to save Paku. She sends him away, telling him that she doesn't need him anymore. It becomes a DiscussedTrope when the quite GenreSavvy Dola remarks on this and explains to Paku that Sheeta probably only wanted to save him.



* In ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', [[spoiler:Gwen Stacy's father makes Peter promise to break it off with Gwen as his LastRequest. Peter does so, but Gwen [[GenreSavvy quickly figures out that her father put him up to this]]. Peter later hints that he might not be able to keep the promise]].

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* In ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', [[spoiler:Gwen Stacy's father makes Peter promise to break it off with Gwen as his LastRequest. Peter does so, but Gwen [[GenreSavvy quickly figures out that her father put him up to this]].this. Peter later hints that he might not be able to keep the promise]].



* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': in the episode "Double or Nothing", Gunn is doomed to a [[YouCantFightFate fate]] that will destroy his relationship with Fred, so he dumps her as cruelly as he can. She quickly runs crying to Angel--not because of what he said, but because [[GenreSavvy she knew what he's doing]] and realizes that he's in real trouble. Fred later makes him apologize for handling the problem that way.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': in the episode "Double or Nothing", Gunn is doomed to a [[YouCantFightFate fate]] that will destroy his relationship with Fred, so he dumps her as cruelly as he can. She quickly runs crying to Angel--not because of what he said, but because [[GenreSavvy she knew what he's doing]] doing and realizes that he's in real trouble. Fred later makes him apologize for handling the problem that way.



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15th Mar '16 2:50:17 AM heichou
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* In ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', Hijikata knows that his life choices involve a lot of danger and will probably kill him. So he rejects Mitsuba (Okita's sister) to spare her that grief and give her the opportunity to find happiness with someone else.
4th Feb '16 5:12:42 AM eowynjedi
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Guardian}}'', a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' fancomic, Lulu joins Zuke's pilgrimage even though (in this story) summoners are not allowed to journey together, which means leaving Yuna behind. Lulu knows it will upset her, but she'd rather leave and possibly die than have Yuna die on a pilgrimage of her own.
3rd Feb '16 9:47:16 PM LadyNorbert
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* Notably averted in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Beetlejuice}}'' story ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4811432/1/Worth-of-a-Soul Worth of a Soul]]'' when [[Main/PrinceCharming Prince Vincent]] tells [[Main/JerkWithaHeartofGold Beetlejuice]] that he should break up with Lydia since he's always getting her into trouble, not to mention almost getting her killed as an indirect consequence of his actions during a recent altercation. To put it simply, she's just too good for him, and if he really loves her he should let her go and allow her to move on to [[Main/AscendtoaHigherPlaneofExistence bigger]] and [[Main/HappilyEverAfter better]] things. Beetlejuice responds that he ''knows'' she's too good for him, and that's why he'll never stop pursuing her.
--->"Look, I don't know the way you read it in those sappy romance books, kid... But someone's too good for you, and loves your ass anyway? You ''don't'' fucking let them go."
* In another ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' story, ''FanFic/{{Cinderjuice}}'', BJ tries this in order to get Lydia to go back home because [[spoiler:she has the missing juice and [[BroughtDownToNormal he can't protect her]].]]

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* Notably averted in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Beetlejuice}}'' story ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4811432/1/Worth-of-a-Soul Worth of a Soul]]'' when [[Main/PrinceCharming Prince Vincent]] Vince]] tells [[Main/JerkWithaHeartofGold Beetlejuice]] that he should break up with Lydia since he's always getting her into trouble, not to mention almost getting her killed as an indirect consequence of his actions during a recent altercation. To put it simply, she's just too good for him, and if he really loves her he should let her go and allow her to move on to [[Main/AscendtoaHigherPlaneofExistence bigger]] and [[Main/HappilyEverAfter better]] things. Beetlejuice responds that he ''knows'' she's too good for him, and that's why he'll never stop pursuing her.
--->"Look, -->"Look, I don't know the way you read it in those sappy romance books, kid... But someone's too good for you, and loves your ass anyway? You ''don't'' fucking let them go."
* In another ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' story, ''FanFic/{{Cinderjuice}}'', BJ tries this in order to get Lydia to go back home because [[spoiler:she has what the missing juice villains are after, and [[BroughtDownToNormal he can't protect her]].]]
3rd Feb '16 11:17:32 AM bookwormgal
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* In another ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' story, ''FanFic/{{Cinderjuice}}'', BJ tries this in order to get Lydia to go back home because [[spoiler:she has the missing juice and [[BroughtDownToNormal he can't protect her]].]]
24th Jan '16 8:47:19 PM blugirlami21
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* ''Series/{{Roswell}}'': Liz does this to Max in "End of the World" after being asked to by time-traveling future Max.

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* ''Series/{{Roswell}}'': Liz does this to Max twice. Once in "Destiny" after hearing that being with Tess was his destiny and again in the "End of the World" after being asked to by time-traveling future Max.
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