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1st Mar '17 8:37:49 PM QueenOfSpades
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* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'', one of his bodyguards takes a blade for Maia.

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* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'', one of his bodyguards takes a blade for Maia. \n The alternative for royal bodyguards, should they fail to save the Emperor, is dishonorable suicide upon seeing the Emperor's corpse. So they generally prefer to take the bullet.
25th Feb '17 9:35:52 AM LadyNorbert
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* In Suzanne Collins' ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', Peeta ''devotes'' himself to this cause for Katniss, who spends most of her time in the series kicking asses and taking names. He generally devolves into TheLoad because he saves Katniss' life by fighting off Cato and gets a sword to the leg for his troubles. In the second book it's less heroic, but getting electrocuted would slow most people down. In the third book, the Capital, aware this trope is in effect, turns it against them both in a sadistic way: [[spoiler: brainwashing Peeta to assassinate her on sight]]

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* In Suzanne Collins' ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', Peeta ''devotes'' himself to this cause for Katniss, who spends most of her time in the series kicking asses and taking names. He generally devolves into TheLoad because he saves Katniss' life by fighting off Cato and gets a sword to the leg for his troubles. In the second book it's less heroic, but getting electrocuted would slow most people down. In the third book, the Capital, aware this trope is in effect, turns it against them both in a sadistic way: [[spoiler: brainwashing Peeta to assassinate her on sight]]sight]].



* [[Franchise/MassEffect Commander Shepard]] is the galaxy's ultimate badass, however a certain dialogue path with [[ActionGirl Ash]] will have her invoke this trope. While [[DeadpanSnarker Ash]] does so very tongue in cheek she lives up to that promise.

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* [[Franchise/MassEffect Commander Shepard]] is the galaxy's ultimate badass, however badass; however, a certain dialogue path with [[ActionGirl Ash]] will have her invoke this trope. While [[DeadpanSnarker Ash]] does so very tongue in cheek cheek, she lives up to that promise.


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* When the Iron Bull is recruited in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', he informs the perfectly badass Inquisitor that he will consider it his duty to serve as their front-line bodyguard. Whether this ultimately becomes romantic or not depends on whether they pursue him as their love interest, but [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration it's an actual gameplay mechanic]] - if he's in the active party, he invariably runs in to attack anything which makes the Inquisitor its target.
24th Feb '17 9:22:48 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Throughout the show, while Matt rarely admits it, he is very protective of those he cares about, especially Karen.
**When putting Karen up at his apartment after she escapes Wilson Fisk's attempt to have her killed in jail, Matt reassures her I will keep you safe, Karen," a promise he keeps when he rescues her from the assassin Fisk has sent to her apartment to attack her when she attempts to retrieve the Union Allied pension file.
**Which gets called back in the season 1 finale when Matt assures Karen, I told you I would keep you safe, Karen. When he [Fisk] came after you over Union Allied. That hasnt changed.
**Throughout season 2, we see that Matt continues to be very protective of Karen. When she admits to breaking into Frank Castle's house, [[AngerBornOfWorry he's mad at her because he's scared that something bad could have happened to her]]. He tackles her to the ground and shields her from the bullets when Reyes is gunned down in front of them. In the season 2 finale, when the Hand kidnaps her and a bunch of other people Matt has saved as bait, he's so worried about Karen that he can't focus on tracking the hostages that Elektra has to calm him down, and when he does rescue the hostages, he can't resist stopping to make sure Karen is okay before she goes.
9th Jan '17 1:09:48 PM Xtifr
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* In DanAbnett's ''Literature/BrothersOfTheSnake'', Priad promises to protect the farmers. Turns out they are cultists trying to capture one of them for HumanSacrifice.

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* In DanAbnett's Creator/DanAbnett's ''Literature/BrothersOfTheSnake'', Priad promises to protect the farmers. Turns out they are cultists trying to capture one of them for HumanSacrifice.
8th Jan '17 4:47:04 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Faithfully serving Renly as a member of his Kingsguard is Brienne's quiet way of expressing her (unrequited) love for him.
** The Hound finally admits he's interested in protecting Arya for more than just her ransom in "The Children".
** Toward the end of Season Six, Tyrion swears to Daenerys, "I believe in you. It's embarrassing, really. I'd swear you my sword but I don't actually own a sword." When Daenerys tells Tyrion she needs his council, not his protection, he answers, "It's yours. Now and always."
13th Dec '16 8:20:06 PM Doug86
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** As for ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games in general, the people that play them [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope by not wanting any of their units to fall in battle, as [[FinalDeath their deaths are permanent]]. If a ''single'' unit dies, chances are that [[RageQuit a player will restart the entire battle]].

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** As for ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games in general, the people that play them [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope by not wanting any of their units to fall in battle, as [[FinalDeath their deaths are permanent]]. If a ''single'' unit dies, chances are that [[RageQuit a player will restart the entire battle]].
3rd Dec '16 2:31:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Though it doesn't start out this way, protecting Hatchin becomes one of [[ActionGirl Michiko's]] main motives in ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin''. Later this trope is [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming touchingly inverted]] when Hatchin proves to be [[LittleMissBadass pretty badass herself]] and says, almost line-for-line, that she will protect Michiko.

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* Though it doesn't start out this way, protecting Hatchin becomes one of [[ActionGirl Michiko's]] main motives in ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin''. Later this trope is [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming touchingly inverted]] inverted when Hatchin proves to be [[LittleMissBadass pretty badass herself]] and says, almost line-for-line, that she will protect Michiko.



* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', [[ByronicHero Maho]]'s ultimate goal in living up to the standards for the Nishizumi heiress is [[spoiler:so that her younger sister Miho can live and do tankery as she wishes, without having to take up the responsibility in her stead. It takes six years, from near the end of the prequel manga to the last episode of the first series, but Miho ultimately finds a way of Tankery that she can do, and Maho is [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming very pleased]] with this]].

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* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', [[ByronicHero Maho]]'s ultimate goal in living up to the standards for the Nishizumi heiress is [[spoiler:so that her younger sister Miho can live and do tankery as she wishes, without having to take up the responsibility in her stead. It takes six years, from near the end of the prequel manga to the last episode of the first series, but Miho ultimately finds a way of Tankery that she can do, and Maho is [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming very pleased]] pleased with this]].



* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' ([[TropeOverdosed yes]], ''[[TropeOverdosed again]]''), a teenaged [[MaryTzu Xing-ke]] vows to protect [[AChildShallLeadThem Empress Tianzi]] after she saves him from execution. Years later, he keeps his promise. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Spectacularly]].

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' ([[TropeOverdosed yes]], ''[[TropeOverdosed again]]''), a teenaged [[MaryTzu Xing-ke]] vows to protect [[AChildShallLeadThem Empress Tianzi]] after she saves him from execution. Years later, he keeps his promise. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Spectacularly]].Spectacularly.



* In ''Fanfic/BlackkatsReverse'', Kurama fixes Gaara's seal and shows kindness to him by affirming he's a little boy, not a monster, and introducing him to Naruto. Later in the story, Kurama gives the kid the full ComesGreatResponsibility speech and asserts he should use his power to protect what's important to him, Gaara's answer is that [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Kurama IS what's important to him.]]

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* In ''Fanfic/BlackkatsReverse'', Kurama fixes Gaara's seal and shows kindness to him by affirming he's a little boy, not a monster, and introducing him to Naruto. Later in the story, Kurama gives the kid the full ComesGreatResponsibility speech and asserts he should use his power to protect what's important to him, Gaara's answer is that [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Kurama IS what's important to him.]]
3rd Dec '16 2:30:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* After Bartlett is shot down in ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'' protecting Edge she becomes ''very'' determined to protect [[ImpliedLoveInterest you.]] BadAss? There's a myth about the Demons of Razgriz that applied to the Wardog squadron, and they may indeed be literal demons if one mid game mission is anything to go by.

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* After Bartlett is shot down in ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'' protecting Edge she becomes ''very'' determined to protect [[ImpliedLoveInterest you.]] BadAss? Badass? There's a myth about the Demons of Razgriz that applied to the Wardog squadron, and they may indeed be literal demons if one mid game mission is anything to go by.



* [[Franchise/MassEffect Commander Shepard]] is the galaxy's ultimate BadAss, however a certain dialogue path with [[ActionGirl Ash]] will have her invoke this trope. While [[DeadpanSnarker Ash]] does so very tongue in cheek she lives up to that promise.

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* [[Franchise/MassEffect Commander Shepard]] is the galaxy's ultimate BadAss, badass, however a certain dialogue path with [[ActionGirl Ash]] will have her invoke this trope. While [[DeadpanSnarker Ash]] does so very tongue in cheek she lives up to that promise.
2nd Dec '16 8:10:50 AM Gaby007
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* In ''Fanfic/BlackkatsReverse'', Kurama fixes Gaara's seal and shows kindness to him by affirming he's a little boy, not a monster, and introducing him to Naruto. Later in the story, Kurama gives the kid the full ComesGreatResponsibility speech and asserts he should use his power to protect what's important to him, Gaara's answer is that [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Kurama IS what's important to him.]]
30th Nov '16 10:10:06 AM sophiacrutchfeild
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* Adrien/Papillon of the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfic ''Fanfic/LePapillonRising'' likes to give these to Marinette. That ends up with self-sabotage, since she's his arch-enemy.
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