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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.
20th Aug '16 7:54:05 AM Jake
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* ''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.
26th Jul '16 11:54:29 AM Premonition45
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** 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.
*** Unfortunately, subverted in a later episode where Worf again breaks protocol, this time to save his otherwise-fatally-injured wife, resulting in a totally botched mission (a valuable enemy defector ends up dead). Sisko, as his superior officer, advises Worf that ''this'' failure probably means he will ''never'' be offered the position of captain. Then, "as a man who lost his wife", Sisko admits he probably would have done the exact same thing in Worf's place.

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** 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.
*** Unfortunately, subverted in a the later episode "Change of Heart", where Worf again breaks protocol, this time to save his otherwise-fatally-injured wife, resulting in a totally botched mission (a valuable enemy defector ends up dead). Sisko, as his superior officer, advises Worf that ''this'' failure probably means he will ''never'' be offered the position of captain. Then, "as a man who lost his wife", Sisko admits he probably would have done the exact same thing in Worf's place.
19th Jun '16 2:12:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheThrawnTrilogy''

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* ''TheThrawnTrilogy''''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy''
7th May '16 1:14:30 PM nombretomado
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** Leo does it to [[GilmoreGirls Paris]] after she leaks his former drug habit.

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** Leo does it to [[GilmoreGirls [[Series/GilmoreGirls Paris]] after she leaks his former drug habit.
10th Apr '16 3:22:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Leo does it to [[HeyItsThatGuy Par]][[GilmoreGirls is]] after she leaks his former drug habit.

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** Leo does it to [[HeyItsThatGuy Par]][[GilmoreGirls is]] [[GilmoreGirls Paris]] after she leaks his former drug habit.
29th Mar '16 7:19:57 AM Paranoia
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*** Unfortunately, subverted in a later episode where Worf again breaks protocol, this time to save his otherwise-fatally-injured wife, resulting in a totally botched mission (a valuable enemy defector ends up dead. Sisko, as his superior officer, advises Worf that ''this'' failure probably means he will ''never'' be offered the position of captain (plus Worf and his wife won't be given missions together anymore). Then, "as a man who lost his wife", Sisko admits he probably would have done the exact same thing in Worf's place.

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*** Unfortunately, subverted in a later episode where Worf again breaks protocol, this time to save his otherwise-fatally-injured wife, resulting in a totally botched mission (a valuable enemy defector ends up dead. dead). Sisko, as his superior officer, advises Worf that ''this'' failure probably means he will ''never'' be offered the position of captain (plus Worf and his wife won't be given missions together anymore).captain. Then, "as a man who lost his wife", Sisko admits he probably would have done the exact same thing in Worf's place.
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