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22nd Nov '17 11:27:38 AM lillolillo
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** In the ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 fifth volume]]'', Supergirl underwent a -thankfully short-lived- emo teen phase, after which she strives to be the kind of hero worthy of her Family crest. Unfortunately, her attempts to help everyone are wearing her out. In issue #34:
--->'''Supergirl:''' You think I should stop ó?\\
'''Superman:''' No. But Kara, you spend so much time trying to save everyone else, to be the hero that everyone expects you to be, you don't get a chance to relax. You're Supergirl twenty-four hours a day, and I think it's starting to hurt more than help.
9th Nov '17 4:16:58 AM Mei-may
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* In the DragonAgeInquisition fanfic ''Fanfic/WalkingInCircles'', Evelyn very first EstablishingCharacterMoment in the first chapter is her risking to be beaten by a Templar just to protect Solasís wolf jaw pendant for him. She also uses her family noble status to protect other mages from being harassed by Templars, even though itíd weaken her own self-protection. In fact, this trait is what made Solas notices and falls in love with her in the first place.

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* In the DragonAgeInquisition VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition fanfic ''Fanfic/WalkingInCircles'', Evelyn very first EstablishingCharacterMoment in the first chapter is her risking to be beaten by a Templar just to protect Solasís wolf jaw pendant for him. She also uses her family noble status to protect other mages from being harassed by Templars, even though itíd weaken her own self-protection. In fact, this trait is what made Solas notices and falls in love with her in the first place.
8th Nov '17 12:57:33 AM Mei-may
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* In the DragonAgeInquisition fanfic ''Fanfic/WalkingInCircles'', Evelyn very first EstablishingCharacterMoment in the first chapter is her risking to be beaten by a Templar just to protect Solasís wolf jaw pendant for him. She also uses her family noble status to protect other mages from being harassed by Templars, even though itíd weaken her own self-protection. In fact, this trait is what made Solas notices and falls in love with her in the first place.
** Itís also deconstructed as seeing too much suffering and yet canít do anything to change it is what finally pushes Evelyn to become a WellIntentionedExtremist who [[spoiler: supports Solasís plan]].
7th Oct '17 7:32:08 PM iroanxi
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* In ''Fanfic/DreamingOfSunshine'', Shikako's the moral compass on her Team, being the why reason Naruto has more friends from a younger age, and she's helped Sasuke open up to others as well. But more importantly, she also struggles to deal with future problems based on her knowledge of the timeline, especially since she usually has to act alone in order to hide [[AuthorAvatar her]] [[SelfInsertFic secret]].
17th Sep '17 7:47:13 PM merotoker
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** Mikoto Misaka is also a sufferer of Chronic Heroine Syndrome. [[spoiler:{{Deconstructed}} on a personal level-- when it's her who ''really'' needs Chronic Heroes to solve her situation (such as during Sisters arc), [[ItsPersonal she won't let anyone jump into it]].]] A more mundane example is her friend Saten Ruiko, who is Chronic {{Muggle|s}} Heroine.

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** Mikoto Misaka is also a sufferer of Chronic Heroine Syndrome. [[spoiler:{{Deconstructed}} [[spoiler:{{Deconstructed|Trope}} on a personal level-- when it's her who ''really'' needs Chronic Heroes to solve her situation (such as during Sisters arc), [[ItsPersonal she won't let anyone jump into it]].]] A more mundane example is her friend Saten Ruiko, who is Chronic {{Muggle|s}} Heroine.



* Medaka Kurokami from ''Manga/MedakaBox'' is a {{Deconstruction}} on par with Shirou Emiya (see above). The series' initial premise is that she won the student council election with 98% of the vote and promised to help any student in need, no matter what the request. As time goes on (and the series undergoes its GenreShift), darker sides begin to emerge. [[spoiler:It turns out Medaka has had this kind of complex since she was '''two years old'''. On the positive side, it gave her a purpose in life and kept her from becoming a NietzscheWannabe or [[AGodAmI raging egotist]] like most Abnormals. On the negative side, she considers helping people her only reason for existing and can't imagine anything else, which helped make her unable to relate to most ordinary people.]]

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* Medaka Kurokami from ''Manga/MedakaBox'' is a {{Deconstruction}} on par with Shirou Emiya (see above). The series' initial premise is that she won the student council election with 98% of the vote and promised to help any student in need, no matter what the request. As time goes on (and the series undergoes its GenreShift), darker sides begin to emerge. [[spoiler:It turns out Medaka has had this kind of complex since she was '''two years old'''. On the positive side, it gave her a purpose in life and kept her from becoming a NietzscheWannabe [[StrawNihilist Nietzsche Wannabe]] or [[AGodAmI raging egotist]] like most Abnormals. On the negative side, she considers helping people her only reason for existing and can't imagine anything else, which helped make her unable to relate to most ordinary people.]]



** Minako/Sailor Venus is especially notable: during [[Manga/CodenameSailorV her year as a solo hero]] she would help ''everyone'' in need even at her own detriment, getting late to school more than once because she had stumbled on some problem, almost outing her SecretIdentity to stop two guys trying to use the airport without paying the fare (and then helped them paying it), and ending her TenMinuteRetirement because a new enemy had appeared ''less than ten minutes after she decided to retire''. This is actually a {{Deconstruction}}: by the end of that year the constant battles alone have taken her toll, one of her stunts led to her SecretIdentity being exposed to two persons (and while Natsuna Sakurada was [[AscendedFangirl a friend who took the chance to become an ally]], [[spoiler:Ace]] was a member of the Dark Kingdom who could have just attacked her at home if it hadn't been for his plan), and her final battle makes her understand [[MarriedToTheJob she would always choose her mission over happiness]] when she [[spoiler:kills Ace, ''her true love'' for being with the Dark Kingdom and [[DontMakeMeDestroyYou not standing down when she gave him one chance to do so]]]]. By the end she's a BrokenAce, and the only reason she [[StepfordSmiler stops her tears and goes on smiling anyway]] is that she now knows of the others and [[MarriedToTheJob they need her example to follow]].

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** Minako/Sailor Venus is especially notable: during [[Manga/CodenameSailorV her year as a solo hero]] she would help ''everyone'' in need even at her own detriment, getting late to school more than once because she had stumbled on some problem, almost outing her SecretIdentity to stop two guys trying to use the airport without paying the fare (and then helped them paying it), and ending her TenMinuteRetirement because a new enemy had appeared ''less than ten minutes after she decided to retire''. This is actually a {{Deconstruction}}: by the end of that year the constant battles alone have taken her toll, one of her stunts led to her SecretIdentity being exposed to two persons people (and while Natsuna Sakurada was [[AscendedFangirl a friend who took the chance to become an ally]], [[spoiler:Ace]] was a member of the Dark Kingdom who could have just attacked her at home if it hadn't been for his plan), and her final battle makes her understand [[MarriedToTheJob she would always choose her mission over happiness]] when she [[spoiler:kills Ace, ''her true love'' for being with the Dark Kingdom and [[DontMakeMeDestroyYou not standing down when she gave him one chance to do so]]]]. By the end she's a BrokenAce, and the only reason she [[StepfordSmiler stops her tears and goes on smiling anyway]] is that she now knows of the others and [[MarriedToTheJob they need her example to follow]].



** This is a big part of why Bane's plan worked during ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}. Even though he was sick (which Bane knew) he felt compelled to not get one minute of rest until he'd rounded up every single criminal Bane had busted out. At one point his body gave out on him and he collapsed on a random rooftop and getting him the only rest he'd get for that entire arc.

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** This is a big part of why Bane's ComicBook/{{Bane}}'s plan worked during ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}. Even though he was sick (which Bane knew) he felt compelled to not get one minute of rest until he'd rounded up every single criminal Bane had busted out. At one point his body gave out on him and he collapsed on a random rooftop and getting him rooftop, where he got the only rest he'd get for that entire arc.



* [[PlayingWithATrope Played straight]] and then {{averted|Trope}} with CommissionerGordon in the third act of ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. He slowly begins to slip into this trope after TheJoker [[spoiler:takes over Gotham, even beginning to ignore Franchise/{{Batman}}'s advice for the first time in the series]], but quickly snaps out of it when [[spoiler:he finds out that Harvey Dent has become ComicBook/TwoFace and is holding his family hostage]].

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played straight]] and then {{averted|Trope}} with CommissionerGordon in the third act of ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. He slowly begins to slip into this trope after TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker [[spoiler:takes over Gotham, even beginning to ignore Franchise/{{Batman}}'s advice for the first time in the series]], but quickly snaps out of it when [[spoiler:he finds out that Harvey Dent has become ComicBook/TwoFace and is holding his family hostage]].



* ''Literature/TheKnightInRustyArmor'' at first is this, particularly about saving princesses and going to crusades (he does go to knight tournaments with as much enthusiasm, however). [[spoiler: Rather than heroism, he does this to prove his courage and goodness to others]].

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* ''Literature/TheKnightInRustyArmor'' at first is this, particularly about saving princesses and going to crusades (he does go to knight tournaments with as much enthusiasm, however). [[spoiler: Rather than heroism, he does this to prove his courage and goodness to others]].others.]]



* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Lewis Lovhaug is seen to have this. Mostly because he is willing to defend ''anyone'' (examples include WebVideo/MarzGurl, [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]], and WebVideo/IronLiz) leading to many heartwarming moments. It's kind of gotten to the point where someone being flamed/trolled and Linkara ''not'' showing up is odd!

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* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Lewis Lovhaug Creator/LewisLovhaug is seen to have this. Mostly because he is willing to defend ''anyone'' (examples include WebVideo/MarzGurl, [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]], and WebVideo/IronLiz) leading to many heartwarming moments. It's kind of gotten to the point where someone being flamed/trolled and Linkara ''not'' showing up is odd!
16th Sep '17 11:43:23 AM AndyLA
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-->-- '''Wilson''', ''Series/{{House}}''

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-->-- '''Wilson''', '''Dr. James Wilson''', ''Series/{{House}}''
13th Sep '17 2:18:01 AM WillBGood
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*** WhatCouldHaveBeen: Douglas Adams came up with an idea for a script tentatively called "The Doctor Retires" which would have been about the (Fourth) Doctor attempting to retire from travelling but constantly being baited back into heroics. It was popular with the production team, but vetoed by the producer, who saw it as mocking the premise of the show, and instead Adams bashed out "Shada" in four days. Steven Moffat has often expressed his interest in "The Doctor Retires" as being a brilliant concept and used it as the basis for his episode [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowen"]] (as well as using minor elements of the concept, and concepts from "Shada", in [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]]).

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*** WhatCouldHaveBeen: Douglas Adams came up with an idea for a script tentatively called "The Doctor Retires" which would have been about the (Fourth) Doctor attempting to retire from travelling but constantly being baited back into heroics. It was popular with the production team, but vetoed by the producer, who saw it as mocking the premise of the show, and instead Adams bashed out "Shada" in four days. Steven Moffat has often expressed his interest in "The Doctor Retires" as being a brilliant concept and used it as the basis for his episode [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowen"]] Snowmen"]] (as well as using minor elements of the concept, concept and concepts from "Shada", "Shada" in [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]]).
11th Sep '17 5:11:55 AM Danzence
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* ''Series/BeingHumanUK'': Despite being a CuteGhostGirl [[TheDitz occasional ditz]], Annie winds up saving people a number of times. She saves the humans that the vampires were using as a food supply, and [[spoiler:saves Mitchell and George from their assailant at the end of the second season. She doesn't even care that whoever is in charge of the afterlife is angry at her for doing so, she wants to make sure her friends are safe]]. A slightly less impressive (but still valid) moment would be when she and [[NonActionGuy George]] go to save Mitchell from the vampires, using a lot of screaming and flailing to take down one vampire.

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* ''Series/BeingHumanUK'': Despite being a CuteGhostGirl [[TheDitz occasional ditz]], Annie winds up saving people a number of times. She saves the humans that the vampires were using as a food supply, and [[spoiler:saves Mitchell and George from their assailant at the end of the second season.series. She doesn't even care that whoever is in charge of the afterlife is angry at her for doing so, she wants to make sure her friends are safe]]. A slightly less impressive (but still valid) moment would be when she and [[NonActionGuy George]] go to save Mitchell from the vampires, using a lot of screaming and flailing to take down one vampire.
6th Sep '17 2:59:26 PM Peteman
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** In ''Lightning Returns'', Lightning hits this trope ''hard''. One NPC even lampshades it by asking why she's so interested in his problems and if she's a social worker.

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** In ''Lightning Returns'', Lightning hits this trope ''hard''.trope. One NPC even lampshades it by asking why she's so interested in his problems and if she's a social worker.
30th Aug '17 2:33:47 PM Beacon80
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** In the short story "Warriors" he attempts to bill an Archangel: even if he's working for Good, he's got to eat. He threatens to not come next time he hears the call. The Archangel immediately laughs at the implausibility of Harry turning away from those in need.

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** In the short story "Warriors" he attempts to bill an Archangel: even if he's working for Good, he's got to eat. He threatens to not come next time he hears the call. The Archangel immediately laughs at the implausibility of Harry turning away from those in need. Worth noting, the Archangel heavily implies that [[spoiler: the entire theft of the sword was allowed to happen, just to put Harry near people who needed his help]].
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