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28th Mar '17 8:02:27 AM MasterHero
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** Misaka Mikoto 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 Mikoto 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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* ''LightNovel/DateALive'': Shido Itsuka always insists on helping anyone in danger and doing the right thing, even if there is nothing for him to gain. Sometimes, it can push him into borderline martyrdom.
19th Mar '17 2:20:23 AM EDP
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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 ending her TenMinutesRetirement 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]].
2nd Mar '17 3:47:07 AM LinTaylor
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* Kurokami Medaka from ''Manga/MedakaBox'' crossed the AllLovingHero border long Ago.

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* Medaka Kurokami Medaka from ''Manga/MedakaBox'' crossed is a {{Deconstruction}} on par with Shirou Emiya (see above). The series' initial premise is that she won the AllLovingHero border long Ago.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.]]
25th Feb '17 5:00:07 PM rva98014
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* Judy Hopps made it her life goal to become a police officer in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' specifically because she wanted to help people and stop bad guys. When there's a crisis within earshot, she will take it upon herself to personally step in and attempt to solve the problem. This [[DeconstructedTrope nearly gets her fired]] on her second day at work, because she left her assigned post as a meter maid and entered a [[MouseWorld restricted area]] to chase after the suspect of a robbery in progress.
24th Feb '17 5:36:36 PM merotoker
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* Franchise/TheFlash also has this problem pretty badly. He is convinced that with his speed, it should be possible to be literally everywhere at once, and fix every problem he encounters. When a fire breaks out and cripples a woman in Keystone City, Flash is so disturbed by this that he goes to fellow speeder Johnny Quick to obtain Johnny's source of speed upgrade. The results are pretty predictable, and lessons are learned by all.
** This is taken to its logical extreme in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', as the Flash quite literally becomes the speed force and as a result is EVERYWHERE in Keystone City. As a result of this, he's forever turned Keystone City into a crime-free ghost town, and has lost his sense of self entirely, becoming not one Flash, but a strange mix between Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, and Wally West.

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* Franchise/TheFlash also has this problem pretty badly. He is convinced that with his speed, it should be possible to be literally everywhere at once, and fix every problem he encounters. When a fire breaks out and cripples a woman in Keystone City, Flash is so disturbed by this that he goes to fellow speeder Johnny Quick to obtain Johnny's source of speed upgrade. The results are pretty predictable, and lessons are learned by all.
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all. This is taken to its logical extreme in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', as the Flash quite literally becomes the speed force and as a result is EVERYWHERE in Keystone City. As a result of this, he's forever turned Keystone City into a crime-free ghost town, and has lost his sense of self entirely, becoming not one Flash, but a strange mix between Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, and Wally West.



** Zig-Zagged on the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''. In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', he is willing to [[spoiler: let hundreds of criminals die so he could rescue his LoveInterest, Talia. It takes Alfred to talk him out of it.]] In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', [[spoiler: even after Scarecrow unmasks him in front of the entire world, he still stops every crime reported that night.]]

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** Zig-Zagged on the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''. In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', he is willing to [[spoiler: let hundreds of criminals die so he could rescue his LoveInterest, Talia. It takes Alfred to talk him out of it.]] it]]. In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', [[spoiler: even after Scarecrow unmasks him in front of the entire world, he still stops every crime reported that night.]] night]].



* Conrad Nomikos in ''Literature/ThisImmortal''. At first, he tries to prevent Myshtigo's murder because protecting the latter is [[PunchClockHero part his job]], but also because he sees no reason to let it happen until he's found proof otherwise. He also tries to protect everyone, even Hasan the Assassin, when the group is [[spoiler:caught by cannibals]] by offering himself to [[spoiler:fight the Dead Man]], and tries to save Myshtigo from a boadile even though letting the animal eat the latter would solve many problems.

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* Conrad Nomikos in ''Literature/ThisImmortal''. At first, he tries to prevent Myshtigo's murder because protecting the latter is [[PunchClockHero part of his job]], but also because he sees no reason to let it happen until he's found proof otherwise. He also tries to protect everyone, even Hasan the Assassin, when the group is [[spoiler:caught by cannibals]] by offering himself to [[spoiler:fight the Dead Man]], and tries to save Myshtigo from a boadile even though letting the animal eat the latter would solve many problems.



---> '''Chilly:''' Did Artix just [[NiceJobBreakingItHero exorcise the ghosts of Frostval Past, Present, and Future?]]
---> '''Player Character:''' Not in that order, but yes.

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---> --> '''Chilly:''' Did Artix just [[NiceJobBreakingItHero exorcise the ghosts of Frostval Past, Present, and Future?]]
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Future?]]\\
'''Player Character:''' Not in that order, but yes.



** Wol in ''VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy'' is an [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] version. He's forced to act like this in order to fulfil the Prophecy that states a great Warrior of Light will come, with his boundless kindness towards everyone one of the telltale signs. This also applies to him having to do flashy 'hero' work that doesn't really help anyone, like challenging towers full of monsters or entering tournaments to prove he's a champion. There's a funny moment in Chapter 3 where ExpositionFairy Echo asks Wol why it is that he keeps dropping everything to help people, and suggesting he start [[LargeHam playing up to that persona]] rather than acting with his usual DeadpanSnarker attitude. Wol replies by saying he's not so nice a person he'd help people when he didn't actually want to, to which Echo responds, "right, I forgot what a horrible person you are".
** Taken to it's logical conclusion in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXIV'' with the Warriors of Darkness. Revealed in patch 3.4 that the Warriors of Darkness were originally [[spoiler: the Heroes of Light from another world, fighting the encroaching darkness. They were so effective in doing good and vanquishing the darkness of their world that the light ended up taking over and is threatening to destroy the world as well. It is presented as a warning to the player character to not blindly fight for good and light because the result will be the same as if they did nothing.]]

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** Wol in ''VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy'' is an [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] {{invoked|Trope}} version. He's forced to act like this in order to fulfil fulfill the Prophecy that states a great Warrior of Light will come, with his boundless kindness towards everyone one of the telltale signs. This also applies to him having to do flashy 'hero' work that doesn't really help anyone, like challenging towers full of monsters or entering tournaments to prove he's a champion. There's a funny moment in Chapter 3 where ExpositionFairy Echo asks Wol why it is that he keeps dropping everything to help people, and suggesting he start [[LargeHam playing up to that persona]] rather than acting with his usual DeadpanSnarker attitude. Wol replies by saying he's not so nice a person he'd help people when he didn't actually want to, to which Echo responds, "right, I forgot what a horrible person you are".
** Taken to it's logical conclusion in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXIV'' with the Warriors of Darkness. Revealed in patch 3.4 that the Warriors of Darkness were originally [[spoiler: the Heroes of Light from another world, fighting the encroaching darkness. They were so effective in doing good and vanquishing the darkness of their world that the light ended up taking over and is threatening to destroy the world as well. It is presented as a warning to the player character to not blindly fight for good and light because the result will be the same as if they did nothing.]]nothing]].



* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': Sonic always helps out anyone in trouble stating that helping those in need is the only thing he slows down for.
** In issue #134 of the [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog comic adaption]] of the series, Sonic decides to fight in a war against Eggman over settling down despite being rendered a handicap with his arm in a cast from an injury prior to the issue, which prompts his girlfriend to smack him across the face.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': Sonic always helps out anyone in trouble stating that helping those in need is the only thing he slows down for.
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for. In issue #134 of the [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog comic adaption]] of the series, Sonic decides to fight in a war against Eggman over settling down despite being rendered a handicap with his arm in a cast from an injury prior to the issue, which prompts his girlfriend to smack him across the face.



** It does lead to a pretty spectacular CrowningMomentOfAwesome, though, when those goons try to kidnap [[DistressedDamsel Sarah]]. Keyword: "try".

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** It does lead to a pretty spectacular CrowningMomentOfAwesome, though, when those goons try to kidnap [[DistressedDamsel [[DamselInDistress Sarah]]. Keyword: "try".



* ViedoGame/FreedomPlanet has Lilac, who suffers a case of this. So much so that her friend Carol calls her "Little Miss Heropants."

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* ViedoGame/FreedomPlanet ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'' has Lilac, who suffers a case of this. So much so that her friend Carol calls her "Little Miss Heropants."



* Harv from ''Webcomic/WarriorU''.

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* %%* Harv from ''Webcomic/WarriorU''.
19th Feb '17 8:35:07 PM Twiddler
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* ''The Knight in Rusty Armor'' 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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* ''The Knight in Rusty Armor'' ''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]].
19th Feb '17 10:49:59 AM SpacemanSpoof
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* ''Literature/TheBible'' has an interesting case in the book of Exodus. After Moses has led the Israelites out of Egypt, he sets up as a judge, with people coming to him all day long, day in and day out, to get his advice on their problems. Eventually, his father-in-law Jethro berates him for this, pointing out that he's not serving the people well by exhausting himself. Jethro then gives him a lecture on hierarchical delegation, leading Moses to set up what we might recognize today as an appellate court system.
10th Feb '17 4:11:58 PM NWolfman
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* This is unfortunately how a lot of toxic relationships happen: party a might befriend party b out of empathy, then quickly find out [[TookAdvantageOfTheirHospitality exactly why party b was getting none to begin with]].
10th Feb '17 4:11:39 PM NWolfman
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* While the term has been falsely attributed to any kind of person who fights venomously for the rights of the oppressed, the actual definition of "social justice warrior" is more of a twisted variant of this: someone who will launch into a verbal beat down on, or even stalk and harass, any and all people they encounter who might in any way seem even the slighted bit prejudiced, under the impression that they're saving said oppressed person.
-->"The difference between a social justice warrior and an activist is an activist will try to get a wheelchair ramp built while a social justice warrior will try to get the stair removed because they'll offend disabled people." - Anonymous
* This is unfortunately how a lot of toxic relationships happen: party a might befriend party b out of empathy, then quickly find out [[TookAdvantageOfTheirHospitality exactly why party b was getting none to begin with]].
26th Jan '17 11:07:47 AM Tacitus
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* ''Webcomic/GodOfHighSchool'''s Jin Mo-Ri has a tendency to go after small-time crooks and break the rules to save people even when it inconveniences him. This habit is what gets him into most of his problems such as nearly being disqualified from the competition and [[spoiler:getting himself trapped in the Sage Realm]].



* ''[[Webcomic/GodOfHighSchool God of High School's]]'' Jin Mo-Ri has a tendency to go after small-time crooks and break the rules to save people even when it inconveniences him. This habit is what gets him into most of his problems such as nearly being disqualified from the competition and [[spoiler:getting himself trapped in the Sage Realm]].

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* ''[[Webcomic/GodOfHighSchool God of High School's]]'' Jin Mo-Ri has Kirito in ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' is at ''best'' a tendency to go after small-time crooks {{Jerkass}} and break the rules to save people even when it inconveniences him. This habit is what gets him into most of his problems such as at worst a MisanthropeSupreme with disdain for nearly being disqualified from the competition and [[spoiler:getting himself everyone else trapped in the Sage Realm]].''Sword Art Online'' with him. But [[ILetGwenStacyDie Sachi's death]] affected him so much that her last words of "it's not your fault" act as his TraumaButton, compelling Kirito to try and help someone no matter how much he hates it or how little their troubles have to do with him.
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