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21st Jun '17 4:16:18 AM azbyc15243
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* In ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'', Kyousuke suffers from this. He literally cannot refuse to help someone who asks for help, to the point that he calls "help me" his cursed words. This tendency stems from a past mistake that caused countless deaths [[spoiler:and from receiving the emotion of love from an EldritchAbomination]].
20th Jun '17 5:33:07 AM Doug86
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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 [[spoiler:takes over Gotham, even beginning to ignore ComicBook/{{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 [[spoiler:takes over Gotham, even beginning to ignore ComicBook/{{Batman}}'s 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]].
31st May '17 10:12:24 PM DrFraud
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* In ''Fiorello'' one of his law office employees complains about [=LaGuardia=]'s tendency to drift into this trope while working "On the Side of the Angels:"

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* In ''Fiorello'' one of his law office employees ''Theatre/{{Fiorello}}'' Morris complains about [=LaGuardia=]'s tendency to drift into this trope while working "On the Side of the Angels:"Angels."



* [[WellIntentionedExtremist Khamsin]] of the Bladewolf DLC of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRising'' strongly believes in bringing "freedom" to Abkhazia and liberating it's people, proudly declaring he'll do it "if it kills him, or better yet, ''them''". He'd actually be a [[TokenGoodTeammate pretty decent guy]] if he wasn't such a BloodKnight with NoSocialSkills who worked for a pretty awful group of people, [[spoiler:which is likely why Mistral sets him up to die to begin with]].

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* [[WellIntentionedExtremist Khamsin]] of the Bladewolf DLC of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRising'' strongly believes in bringing "freedom" to Abkhazia and liberating it's its people, proudly declaring he'll do it "if it kills him, or better yet, ''them''". He'd actually be a [[TokenGoodTeammate pretty decent guy]] if he wasn't such a BloodKnight with NoSocialSkills who worked for a pretty awful group of people, [[spoiler:which is likely why Mistral sets him up to die to begin with]].
27th May '17 5:45:04 PM Grudgeal
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* In ''Manga/OnePunchMan'', Saitama and Mumen Rider are both incapable of standing aside when evil is afoot and are completely uninterested in praise or accolades for doing the right thing. In Saitama's case this isn't so much a problem [[ComicallyInvincibleHero because there's nothing in the world that actually threatens him]]. Mumen Rider, [[DoomedMoralVictor on the other hand]]...
21st May '17 12:43:33 PM 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 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, 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]].
21st May '17 12:41:21 PM 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]].

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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 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]].
20th May '17 10:20:56 AM nombretomado
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* Justified in the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' series, as the protagonist's KarmaMeter not only sometimes determines whether he can complete the game, but often his power level as well. Since there's an emphasis on Humility, helping people with their personal lives is every bit as important as fighting the latest BigBad--sometimes moreso.

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* Justified in the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series, as the protagonist's KarmaMeter not only sometimes determines whether he can complete the game, but often his power level as well. Since there's an emphasis on Humility, helping people with their personal lives is every bit as important as fighting the latest BigBad--sometimes moreso.
19th May '17 7:01:04 PM mouschilight
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Naruto Uzumaki. If there's a cause, Naruto will fight for it. The guy refuses to give up his quest to save Sasuke, despite Sasuke stating he wants to ''kill'' him, was willing to forgive the man who killed the closest person he had to a father figure, [[spoiler:and--fortunately for the Shinobi Alliance, as it turns out--refuses to stay out of the war, despite being placed in hiding, because he can't bear the thought of his friends dying to protect him while he's hidden away in a safe place. Once on the battlefield, he sends clones to help ''every division'', despite the risks it presents to his health, and has basically taken it upon himself to win the Fourth Ninja War. Itachi calls him on this, telling him he should rely more on his friends. The advice seems to go unheeded up until [[HeroicSacrifice Neji's death]]]].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Naruto Uzumaki. If there's a cause, Naruto will fight for it. The guy refuses to give up his quest to save Sasuke, despite Sasuke stating he wants to ''kill'' him, was willing to forgive the man who killed the closest person he had to a father figure, [[spoiler:and--fortunately and--fortunately for the Shinobi Alliance, as it turns out--refuses to stay out of the war, despite being placed in hiding, because he can't bear the thought of his friends dying to protect him while he's hidden away in a safe place. Once on the battlefield, he sends clones to help ''every division'', despite the risks it presents to his health, and has basically taken it upon himself to win the Fourth Ninja War. Itachi [[spoiler:Itachi]] calls him on this, telling him he should rely more on his friends. The advice seems to go unheeded up until [[HeroicSacrifice [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice Neji's death]]]].
18th May '17 2:04:51 PM gophergiggles
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* [[WellIntentionedExtremist Khamsin]] of the Bladewolf DLC of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRising'' strongly believes in bringing "freedom" to Abkhazia and liberating it's people, proudly declaring he'll do it "if it kills him, or better yet, ''them''". He'd actually be a [[TokenGoodTeammate pretty decent guy]] if he wasn't such a BloodKnight with NoSocialSkills who worked for a pretty awful group of people, [[spoiler:which is likely why Mistral sets him up to die to begin with]].
15th May '17 5:39:23 AM MGD107
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** His little sister Arya Stark is also a case of this in early books. One of her first major chapters has her taking on ''the Crown Prince'' to stop him hurting her friend, a butcher's boy. [[spoilers: As with Jon, because this is the ultimate CrapsackWorld she ends up in disgrace and the boy is killed anyway.]] Even after things go to hell for her and she's posing as a commoner she keeps it up. Notably when the Night's Watch recruits she's travelling with are attacked she spends the battle saving a little girl and risking being burned alive to free some trapped prisoners. This lessens as the books continue and her BreakTheCutie arc gets steadily worse, especially once [[spoilers: she ends up training as an ''assassin.'' But even then she struggles with killing people as random assignments not for delving out justice or punishment, coming from a "kill those who deserve to die" mindset.]]

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** His little sister Arya Stark is also a case of this in early books. One of her first major chapters has her taking on ''the Crown Prince'' to stop him hurting her friend, a butcher's boy. [[spoilers: [[spoiler: As with Jon, because this is the ultimate CrapsackWorld she ends up in disgrace and the boy is killed anyway.]] Even after things go to hell for her and she's posing as a commoner she keeps it up. Notably when the Night's Watch recruits she's travelling with are attacked she spends the battle saving a little girl and risking being burned alive to free some trapped prisoners. This lessens as the books continue and her BreakTheCutie arc gets steadily worse, especially once [[spoilers: [[spoiler: she ends up training as an ''assassin.'' But even then she struggles with killing people as random assignments not for delving out justice or punishment, coming from a "kill those who deserve to die" mindset.]]
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