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24th Apr '16 3:45:18 AM Derkhan
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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 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.
18th Apr '16 1:05:03 AM tsstevens
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* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', this tendency almost breaks the eponymous couple apart in late season two. Clark keeps suddenly dropping out of conversation with Lois and disappearing at the worst possible moment because there is someone out there to be rescued. Naturally, Lois grows more understanding when she learns that Clark has a perfectly good reason for these disappearances (namely, being Superman).

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* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', this tendency almost breaks the eponymous couple apart in late season two. Clark keeps suddenly dropping out of conversation with Lois and disappearing at the worst possible moment because there is someone out there to be rescued. Naturally, Lois grows more understanding when she learns that Clark has a perfectly good reason for these disappearances (namely, being Superman). He is actually diagnosed with this early on, because he is a chronic do gooder him suffering amnesia (when as Superman he tried to stop an asteroid, earlier as Clark he was hit by a car) is suggested a result of him burning himself out on this trope.
17th Apr '16 10:19:11 AM sgamer82
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* Izuku "Deku" Midoriya of ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' will always put another's well being above his own. In the first chapter, he rushes in to try and help his childhood bully from a monstrous villain despite being a MuggleBornOfMages without even thinking about it. Later, he sacrifices his own chance to succeed in the TournamentArc to help his opponent with his own problems. Despite all the problems and personal injury it causes, this trait is encouraged in Deku by his mentor All Might and regarded as Deku's strongest quality as it consistenty inspires others to greater heights themselves.
28th Mar '16 9:43:13 AM Nazetrime
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* ''ComicBook/{{Noob}}'' has this happen in the DayInTheLife of one of the players who's a police officer. He prevents a bank robbery ''and'' a SuicideAsComedy while walking home from work. It however definitely puts a strain on him, as his in-game persona is pretty much a criminal.
19th Mar '16 5:12:33 PM AnotherGuy
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* ''Series/{{Poirot}}'':
** Played with in the series adaptation of ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', a woman is being stoned for being pregnant with another man's baby. Poirot tells a distraught woman that it's ''their'' laws. It comes to bite him in the ass later in the episode when the question of "What is justice" is brought up.
19th Mar '16 5:08:19 PM AnotherGuy
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* Common in Creator/BioWare {{R|olePlayingGame}}PGs. Typically, you have a party member who recommends you help out whenever asked to and one who makes snide remarks along the lines of [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins "Ooh, let's solve every little problem in the entire village! The Darkspawn will be so impressed!"]] Sten and Morrigan especially. The former thinks anything that isn't fighting the Blight is a waste of time, and the latter being Darwinistic.

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* Common in Creator/BioWare {{R|olePlayingGame}}PGs. Typically, you have a party member who recommends you help out whenever asked to and one who makes snide remarks along the lines of [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins "Ooh, let's solve every little problem in the entire village! The Darkspawn will be so impressed!"]] Sten and Morrigan especially. The former thinks anything that isn't fighting the Blight is a waste of time, and the latter being Darwinistic.



** The Grey Warden in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' can fulfill this trope to such a degree that [[BlackMagicianGirl Morrigan]] will complain about it.

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** The Grey Warden in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' can fulfill this trope to such a degree that [[BlackMagicianGirl Morrigan]] will complain about it. Sten complains as well, because thinks anything that isn't fighting the Blight is a waste of time.
19th Mar '16 5:07:12 PM AnotherGuy
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* Common in Creator/BioWare {{R|olePlayingGame}}PGs. Typically, you have a party member who recommends you help out whenever asked to and one who makes snide remarks along the lines of [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins "Ooh, let's solve every little problem in the entire village! The Darkspawn will be so impressed!"]]

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* Common in Creator/BioWare {{R|olePlayingGame}}PGs. Typically, you have a party member who recommends you help out whenever asked to and one who makes snide remarks along the lines of [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins "Ooh, let's solve every little problem in the entire village! The Darkspawn will be so impressed!"]]impressed!"]] Sten and Morrigan especially. The former thinks anything that isn't fighting the Blight is a waste of time, and the latter being Darwinistic.



** The Light-side player character in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''.

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** The Light-side player character in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. In the sequel, Kreia will get upset if you keep helping everyone selflessly.
19th Mar '16 5:03:40 PM AnotherGuy
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* Franchise/{{Superman}}: It's what earned his "Big Blue Boy Scout" nickname. This facet of his personality is played with often, depending on [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands what powers he has at the time]]. He always has "super hearing," but exactly ''how'' super tends to vary wildly; sometimes he can hear whispers from far across the city, and sometimes he can hear ''everything''. Showing surprising depth, writers have included this into his character; if he can literally hear ''everything'', then every panel of him doing something mundane means that we are seeing Superman make a deliberate decision to not help somebody, since there is always ''somebody'' who needs help somewhere and he has to hear them crying or screaming. Mention is often made that had to learn to "tune out" what he has to, since he has accepted that even he cannot be everywhere for everyone, and has to accept that some people need to be ignored. Pre-Crisis Supes and Pre-N52 Supes just want to save people even if they're BroughtDownToNormal or forced to be a MysteriousProtector. The N52 Supes is getting there, refusing to let the long-term power loss of ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth'' stop him being a hero.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}}: It's what earned his "Big Blue Boy Scout" nickname. This facet of his personality is played with often, depending on [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands what powers he has at the time]]. He always has "super hearing," but exactly ''how'' super tends to vary wildly; sometimes he can hear whispers from far across the city, and sometimes he can hear ''everything''. Showing surprising depth, writers have included this into his character; if he can literally hear ''everything'', then every panel of him doing something mundane means that we are seeing Superman make a deliberate decision to not help somebody, since there is always ''somebody'' who needs help somewhere and he has to hear them crying or screaming. Mention is often made that had to learn to "tune out" what he has to, since he has accepted that even he cannot be everywhere for everyone, and has to accept that some people need to be ignored. ignored.
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Pre-Crisis Supes and Pre-N52 Supes just want to save people even if they're BroughtDownToNormal or forced to be a MysteriousProtector. The N52 Supes is getting there, refusing to let the long-term power loss of ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth'' stop him being a hero.
19th Mar '16 5:03:07 PM AnotherGuy
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* Franchise/{{Superman}}: It's what earned his "Big Blue Boy Scout" nickname. This facet of his personality is played with often, depending on [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands what powers he has at the time]]. He always has "super hearing," but exactly ''how'' super tends to vary wildly; sometimes he can hear whispers from far across the city, and sometimes he can hear ''everything''. Showing surprising depth, writers have included this into his character; if he can literally hear ''everything'', then every panel of him doing something mundane means that we are seeing Superman make a deliberate decision to not help somebody, since there is always ''somebody'' who needs help somewhere and he has to hear them crying or screaming. Mention is often made that had to learn to "tune out" what he has to, since he has accepted that even he cannot be everywhere for everyone, and has to accept that some people need to be ignored.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}}: It's what earned his "Big Blue Boy Scout" nickname. This facet of his personality is played with often, depending on [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands what powers he has at the time]]. He always has "super hearing," but exactly ''how'' super tends to vary wildly; sometimes he can hear whispers from far across the city, and sometimes he can hear ''everything''. Showing surprising depth, writers have included this into his character; if he can literally hear ''everything'', then every panel of him doing something mundane means that we are seeing Superman make a deliberate decision to not help somebody, since there is always ''somebody'' who needs help somewhere and he has to hear them crying or screaming. Mention is often made that had to learn to "tune out" what he has to, since he has accepted that even he cannot be everywhere for everyone, and has to accept that some people need to be ignored. Pre-Crisis Supes and Pre-N52 Supes just want to save people even if they're BroughtDownToNormal or forced to be a MysteriousProtector. The N52 Supes is getting there, refusing to let the long-term power loss of ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth'' stop him being a hero.
18th Mar '16 10:25:53 AM DyingWillKirby
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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.
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