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18th May '17 12:03:37 PM Eddy1215
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* The Canadian short ''WesternAnimation/HotStuff'' is about the responsibility of using fire and what could happen if one's careless with it.
13th May '17 6:04:42 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'', [[DefiedTrope defying this trope]] is the entire motivation of the ultimate BigBad of the series. [[spoiler:Amon enjoyed the power that came with becoming a Xel'Naga, but balked when he realized that the Xel'Naga aren't gods, but shepherds.]]

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* In ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', [[DefiedTrope defying this trope]] is the entire motivation of the ultimate BigBad of the series. [[spoiler:Amon enjoyed the power that came with becoming a Xel'Naga, but balked when he realized that the Xel'Naga aren't gods, but shepherds.]]
11th May '17 5:57:13 AM Allronix
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* Parenting is a mundane but common expression of this. You made (or adopted) a kid - that's great! You have a HUGE degree of power over this younger, smaller person. However, with all that power comes a responsibility to make sure their physical and psychological needs are met and that they develop into an independent person over the course of the next twenty years.
27th Apr '17 6:37:00 PM Malady
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* Lots of examples in the WhateleyUniverse, including the headmistress of [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]], but Stormwolf (Adam Ironknife) is probably the best example. He's so devoted to the concepts of justice and law that he's letting bad stuff happen because he doesn't have proof of it. Also, every single person in the school club Future Superheroes of America is this way by definition.

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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Lots of examples in the WhateleyUniverse, examples, including the headmistress of [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]], but Stormwolf (Adam Ironknife) is probably the best example. He's so devoted to the concepts of justice and law that he's letting bad stuff happen because he doesn't have proof of it. Also, every single person in the school club Future Superheroes of America is this way by definition.
19th Apr '17 8:52:00 AM DrTinkletrousers
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* The protagonist of JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable, Josuke Higashikata, despite his ChronicHeroSyndrome is originally content to allow his older nephew Jotaro handle the Stand-using SerialKiller that is menacing his town. After his grandfather is murdered and he realizes his HealingHands cannot solve all his problems, he resolves to rid Morioh of evil Stand users.
13th Apr '17 11:00:00 AM mlsmithca
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This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in an episode of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' where Samantha used her powers to do something but a mortal who wasn't supposed to see her. So she's considering "freezing" them until she can figure out what to do about it. But to do that, she would have to freeze others who would miss them if they weren't around for a few weeks while the person was gone, so they'd have to be frozen. She sort of realizes the ridiculousness of this when she considers maybe she should just freeze the entire human race, i.e. all mortals. Once you get started with potentially bad actions, each subsequent one becomes easier until you've crossed every line.

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This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in an episode of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' where Samantha used her powers to do something but was seen by a mortal who wasn't supposed to see her. So she's considering "freezing" them until she can figure out what to do about it. But to do that, she would have to freeze others who would miss them if they weren't around for a few weeks while the person was gone, so they'd have to be frozen. She sort of realizes the ridiculousness of this when she considers maybe she should just freeze the entire human race, i.e. all mortals. Once you get started with potentially bad actions, each subsequent one becomes easier until you've crossed every line.
12th Apr '17 8:12:08 AM system
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12th Apr '17 5:23:57 AM thatnerd
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This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in an episode of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' where Samantha used her powers to do something but a mortal who wasn't supposed to see her. So she's considering "freezing" them until she can figure out what to do about it. But to do that, she would have to freeze others who would miss them if they weren't around for a few weeks while the person was gone, so they'd have to be frozen. She sort of realizes the ridiculousness of this when she considers maybe she should just freeze the entire human race, i.e. all mortals. Once you get started with potentially bad actions, each subsequent one becomes easier until you've crossed every line.

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This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in an episode of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' where Samantha used her powers to do something but a mortal who wasn't supposed to see her, saw her. So she's considering "freezing" them until she can figure out what to do about it. But to do that, she would have to freeze others who would miss them if they weren't around for a few weeks while the person was gone, so they'd have to be frozen. She sort of realizes the ridiculousness of this when she considers maybe she should just freeze the entire human race, i.e. all mortals. Once you get started with potentially bad actions, each subsequent one becomes easier until you've crossed every line.



* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', John realizes this when the Terminator almost kills someone after he orders it to fight off the two guys who came to see if he was ok after he had just screamed for help. [[MoodWhiplash In the span of about thirty seconds]], John goes from [[PowerHigh thinking about how cool it was]] to have his own KillerRobot to [[HeelRealization realizing that it meant that he literally had the power of life and death at his fingertips]] and [[EstablishingCharacterMoment lecturing it about not killing]]. His second official order [[note]] the first being that it help him rescue his mom [[/note]] is ThouShaltNotKill.

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* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', John realizes this when the Terminator almost kills someone after he orders it to fight off the two guys who came to see if he was ok after he had just screamed for help. [[MoodWhiplash In the span of about thirty seconds]], John goes from [[PowerHigh thinking about how cool it was]] to have his own KillerRobot to [[HeelRealization realizing that it meant that he literally figuratively had the power of life and death at his fingertips]] and [[EstablishingCharacterMoment lecturing it about not killing]]. His second official order [[note]] the first being that it help him rescue his mom [[/note]] is ThouShaltNotKill.



* US Christianity has the so-called "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosperity_theology Prosperity Theology]] movement which maintains that health and wealth are perfectly allocated to people in accordance with God's will. Consequently, Prosperity Theology defies ComesGreatResponsibility because helping the sick or poor literally goes against God's will. Other schools of US Christian theology, and most foreign ones, regard this message as inimical to the core values of Christianity (which they believe plays ComesGreatResponsibility straight) [[FlameBait and we're going to leave it at that that.]]

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* US Christianity has the so-called "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosperity_theology Prosperity Theology]] movement which maintains that health and wealth are perfectly allocated to people in accordance with God's will. Consequently, Prosperity Theology defies ComesGreatResponsibility because helping the sick or poor literally figuratively goes against God's will. Other schools of US Christian theology, and most foreign ones, regard this message as inimical to the core values of Christianity (which they believe plays ComesGreatResponsibility straight) [[FlameBait and we're going to leave it at that that.]]
29th Mar '17 3:10:53 PM Blazer
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* This is going to be a main theme in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' after Peter nearly gets an entire ferry filled with people killed, Tony Stark reads him the riot act and demands his suit back. When Peter claims that he's nothing without the suit, Tony tells him that if he needs the suit to be a hero and a better person, then he shouldn't have it to begin with.
29th Mar '17 12:24:18 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''Manga/MobPsycho100'', Mob has an incredibly mundane, mediocre life...and god-like PsychicPowers. However, he almost never uses his powers because when he was younger, his future mentor Reigen told him that he shouldn't ever view himself as superior to ordinary people, and that misusing his abilities would be like misusing a knife (but on a much grander scale). An early story arc introduces a ShadowArchetype character who actually does use his powers to basically rule his school; [[spoiler:After getting [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] by Mob, he undergoes a HeelFaceTurn and becomes much more humble.]]
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