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20th Dec '17 2:28:46 PM PaladinPhoenix
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** In Season 4, Thirteen fatally confounded a diagnosis by accident. Dr. House reasoned that Thirteen would be incredibly attentive to detail after that case. On another occasion, he helps an astronaut further her career in spite of medical considerations that could have made NASA wary. House simply concluded that his patient would be the safest astronaut NASA could possibly hire, given how informed she was about her condition and how desperate she was to do her job well.

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** In Season 4, Thirteen fatally confounded a diagnosis by accident. Dr. House reasoned that Thirteen would be incredibly attentive to detail after that case. On another occasion, he helps an astronaut further her career in spite of medical considerations that could have made NASA wary. House simply concluded that his patient would be the safest astronaut NASA could possibly hire, given how informed she was about her condition and how desperate she was to do her job well. [[spoiler: He then tells NASA about her disability anyway, because he's not an idiot: someone with her medical issues has no business in control of the Space Shuttle and he knows it.]]
11th Dec '17 3:09:29 PM Peteman
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* Brutally averted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''. When recruiting for Alphinaud's Crystal Braves group, one of those you pick up is Laurentius, a former member of the Wail Walkers of Gridania, who sold out to the Garleans for a bit of gil. He tells you he's willing to change and is happy for the chance to right his wrong. [[spoiler:However, it turns out that he's been bought out by Teledji Adaledji and he actively plots against you, planting a bottle that would be used to accuse you of assassinating Sultana Nanamo.]]

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* Brutally averted Averted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''. When recruiting for Alphinaud's Crystal Braves group, one of those you pick up is Laurentius, a former member of the Wail Walkers of Gridania, who sold out to the Garleans for a bit of gil. He tells you he's willing to change and is happy for the chance to right his wrong. [[spoiler:However, it turns out that he's been bought out by Teledji Adaledji and he actively plots against you, planting a bottle that would be used to accuse you of assassinating Sultana Nanamo.]]
1st Dec '17 1:42:04 AM Jake
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* ''Literature/TheLostFleet'': A key aspect of Captain, later Admiral Geary's leadership style, much to the surprise of his subordinates when he has to deal with a full-blown ''mutiny''; only the ringleaders are relieved of command and placed under arrest, while the ones who'd just let themselves be talked into it by charismatic but incompetent Captain Falco are let off with a warning. They go on to be some of his most loyal and dedicated subordinates.
16th Nov '17 2:51:40 PM DragonRanger
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* ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy''
** Grand Admiral Thrawn promotes a subordinate who failed to capture Luke's ship with a TractorBeam. The subordinate received high praise because he went above and beyond his duty in his efforts, creating new strategies on the fly that, even though they failed, still bespoke top-notch problem-solving skills. (Bonus points for actually taking responsibility for his failure.) The tractor beam operator was then told to work out a way to counter Luke's trick. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He did.]]
** Contrast with a similar situation in a previous book; the tractor beam operator in that case exhibited both incompetence and insubordination--he had failed to capture the right target, and then tried to pass the buck on to his superior. Once Thrawn got a grasp of the situation, ''that'' tractor beam operator was executed.

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* ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy''
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** In ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', Grand Admiral Thrawn promotes a subordinate who failed to capture Luke's ship with a TractorBeam. The subordinate received high praise because he went above and beyond his duty in his efforts, creating new strategies on the fly that, even though they failed, still bespoke top-notch problem-solving skills. (Bonus points for actually taking responsibility for his failure.) The tractor beam operator was then told to work out a way to counter Luke's trick. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He did.]]
** *** Contrast with a similar situation earlier in a previous book; the trilogy; the tractor beam operator in that case exhibited both incompetence and insubordination--he had failed to capture the right target, and then tried to pass the buck on to his superior. Once Thrawn got a grasp of the situation, ''that'' tractor beam operator was executed.
7th Nov '17 7:12:54 AM MagiMecha
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* Brutally averted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''. When recruiting for Alphinaud's Crystal Braves group, one of those you pick up is Laurentius, a former member of the Wail Walkers of Gridania, who sold out to the Garleans for a bit of gil. He tells you he's willing to change and is happy for the chance to right his wrong. [[spoiler:However, it turns out that he's been bought out by Teledji Adaledji and he actively plots against you, planting a bottle that would be used to accuse you of assassinating Sultana Nanamo.]]
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16th Apr '17 2:47:20 PM nombretomado
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* In Lee Lightner's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' SpaceWolf novel ''Sons of Fenris'', when Tor has unwisely led his forces into an ambush, Ragnar chooses him to lead to the attack on a [[CoolGate warp portal]], because Tor

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* In Lee Lightner's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' SpaceWolf Literature/SpaceWolf novel ''Sons of Fenris'', when Tor has unwisely led his forces into an ambush, Ragnar chooses him to lead to the attack on a [[CoolGate warp portal]], because Tor
28th Nov '16 9:46:07 AM Premonition45
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See also SecretTestOfCharacter, TrainingAccident, YouDidEverythingYouCould. Contrast with YouHaveFailedMe, when a subordinate gets harshly (often terminally) punished for possibly trivial mistakes.

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See also SecretTestOfCharacter, TrainingAccident, YouDidEverythingYouCould.YouDidEverythingYouCould, and NecessaryFail. Contrast with YouHaveFailedMe, when a subordinate gets harshly (often terminally) punished for possibly trivial mistakes.
26th Oct '16 6:59:59 AM stuthehistoryguy
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* BabettesFeast: As a young lieutenant, Lorens Löwenhielm falls into debt and makes a mess of his career. He is exiled to his aunt's manor in Jutland, where he falls in love with one of the film's protagonists and is rejected. This inspires him to rededicate his life to the military. When we next see him, he is an accomplished general.
27th Aug '16 10:39:50 PM Premonition45
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek:
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': An indirect example in the Season 7 episode "The Pegasus". Captain Picard mentions that the deciding factor that persuaded him to take on Will Riker as his XO was actually a ''reprimand'' in his record for "insubordination" (read: [[HonestAdvisor "telling a superior officer something they didn't want to hear"]]), showing Riker to be someone who cared more about doing his duty than looking good before a promotion board.

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''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': An indirect example in the Season 7 episode "The Pegasus". Captain Picard mentions that the deciding factor that persuaded him to take on Will Riker as his XO was actually a ''reprimand'' in his record for "insubordination" (read: [[HonestAdvisor "telling a superior officer something they didn't want to hear"]]), showing Riker to be someone who cared more about doing his duty than looking good before a promotion board.
27th Aug '16 2:52:10 PM Premonition45
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** In "Rules of Engagement" Worf was once put on trial for mistakenly firing on a Klingon civilian ship and killing everyone on board. Fortunately, it was a frame-up job and Worf did not actually kill anyone, and is subsequently cleared of all charges. However, he did still fire before properly identifying his target, and Sisko rightly upbraids him for it. Sisko also tells him that this experience will probably prepare him to be a great captain.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek:
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': An indirect example in the Season 7 episode "The Pegasus". Captain Picard mentions that the deciding factor that persuaded him to take on Will Riker as his XO was actually a ''reprimand'' in his record for "insubordination" (read: [[HonestAdvisor "telling a superior officer something they didn't want to hear"]]), showing Riker to be someone who cared more about doing his duty than looking good before a promotion board.
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''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** *** In "Rules of Engagement" Worf was once put on trial for mistakenly firing on a Klingon civilian ship and killing everyone on board. Fortunately, it was a frame-up job and Worf did not actually kill anyone, and is subsequently cleared of all charges. However, he did still fire before properly identifying his target, and Sisko rightly upbraids him for it. Sisko also tells him that this experience will probably prepare him to be a great captain.



* ''StarTrek/TheNextGeneration'': An indirect example. In the Season 7 episode "The Pegasus", Captain Picard mentions that the deciding factor that persuaded him to take on Will Riker as his XO was actually a ''reprimand'' in his record for "insubordination" (read: [[HonestAdvisor "telling a superior officer something they didn't want to hear"]]), showing Riker to be someone who cared more about doing his duty than looking good before a promotion board.
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