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24th Jun '17 1:32:18 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Also his C.O., Markinson. Out of some seriously misguided UndyingLoyalty, and thinking that Jessup is a man who will do '''anything''' to not get indicted over Santiago's death (and has the connections and political pull to do so, even if it really doesn't makes sense -- like being able to make ''an entire flight coming out of Guantanamo and arriving to another U.S. military base disappear from the records of both bases'' [[note]](which is even more ArtisticLicenseMilitary than it sounds because on the original play that the film is based on Jessup was only able to get it removed from Gitmo's records and thus it became the "silver bullet" that demolished his defense, with no need to pull any BluffingTheMurderer moves)[[/note]]), he decides to go on the lam, provide information to Kaffee [[MysteriousInformant Deep Throat-style]], blow his brains out when Kaffee manages to get him subpoenaed to testify in court and his suicide note (addressed to Santiago's mother) literally says "the only truth that you need to know regarding your son's death is that I was too weak-willed to try to prevent it".
24th Jun '17 12:16:10 PM Nintendoman01
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** Anck Su Namun in the second movie qualifies as well.

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** Anck Su Namun in the second movie qualifies as well. While Evie risks her life to save Rick when he and Imhotep are on the verge of being DraggedOffToHell, Anck Su Namun just straight up abandons Imhotep to die to save her own skin.
19th Jun '17 8:25:09 AM Nadim
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* ''Film/MeanGirls'': Janis Ian uses the protagonist Cady Heron as a trojan horse to infiltrate the plastics because she wasn't brave enough to try and infiltrate them herself.
17th Jun '17 7:43:39 PM MM_Crusader
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* For all his talk about being The Most Must-See WWE Superstar of All Time, Wrestling/TheMiz is willing to hide behind his wife's back to avoid a beating.
* When Wrestling/SethRollins is in the Authority, he acts as if he is such a big shot but he rarely wins a match without back up from J&J security and Kane and will normally runs away if the tables are turn,
* Whenevever he is losing in a tag team match, [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]] will normally abandons his partner (usually after tagging them) and walks away.
7th Jun '17 4:44:57 PM infernape612
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* Tavion, TheDragon of Desan in ''VideoGame/JediKnight2'':
--> '''Kyle Katarn:''' ''"Why should I believe you?"''
--> '''Tavion:''' ''"Because I am not brave enough to die?"''
** [[spoiler:[[UngratefulBitch She]] returns in the following game as the new BigBad, even taunting Kyle Katarn that he was stupid to spare her.]]

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* Tavion, TheDragon of Desan to Desann in ''VideoGame/JediKnight2'':
''VideoGame/JediKnightIIJediOutcast'':
--> '''Kyle Katarn:''' ''"Why Why should I believe you?"''
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you?\\
'''Tavion:''' ''"Because I am Because... I'm not brave enough enough... to die?"''
die.
** [[spoiler:[[UngratefulBitch [[spoiler:[[UngratefulBastard She]] returns in the following game as the new BigBad, even taunting Kyle Katarn that he was stupid to spare her.]]



* Brad Vickers, S.T.A.R.S Alpha Team helicopter pilot from the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' franchise, who immediately turns tail and runs off, abandoning his teammates during the events of the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil first game]] when the zombie dogs attack. When Chief of Police Irons dismisses the rest of the team's claims about the mansion, Vickers goes along with them to keep his job. [[spoiler:To the satisfaction of the player, he eventually is killed off.]].

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* Brad Vickers, S.T.A.R.S Alpha Team helicopter pilot from the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' franchise, who immediately turns tail and runs off, abandoning his teammates during the events of the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil first game]] when the zombie dogs attack. When Chief of Police Irons dismisses the rest of the team's claims about the mansion, Vickers goes along with them to keep his job. [[spoiler:To the satisfaction of the player, he eventually is killed off.]].]]



---> '''Anub'Arak:''' [[ThisCannotBe It cannot be...]] Look to your defences, Death Knight! Fight as you have never fought before!

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---> --> '''Anub'Arak:''' [[ThisCannotBe It cannot be...]] Look to your defences, Death Knight! Fight as you have never fought before!
5th Jun '17 10:19:16 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', despite Kitz Wörman / Kitz Weilman warning the recruits that desertion is punishable by death, he's the first to run away when the Titans return.
30th May '17 7:34:07 PM libertydude
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* ''Film/{{MeanGirls}}'': Janis Ian uses the protagonist Cady Heron as a trojian horse to infiltrate the plastics because she wasn't brave enough to try and infiltrate them herself.


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* ''Film/IShotJesseJames'': The people of TheWildWest find Robert Ford to be this trope after he shoots UsefulNotes/JesseJames [[InTheBack in the back]]. It's actually an [[AvertedTrope aversion]], however, as Bob did the action more out of [[CombatPragmatist pragmatism]]: Jesse wasn't paying attention to him and was separated from his guns.


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* ''Film/MeanGirls'': Janis Ian uses the protagonist Cady Heron as a trojan horse to infiltrate the plastics because she wasn't brave enough to try and infiltrate them herself.
28th May '17 5:14:34 PM gb00393
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** In "Battle of the Bastards", Ramsay refuses to fight Jon one-on-one, then stands back and watches the battle without getting his own hands dirty. When the knights of the Vale arrive and turn the tide, he turns and retreats to Winterfell. ''Then'' when Wun Wun smashes the main gate and Winterfell is stormed, he retreats. Finally, when he's cornered, he spitefully shoots Wun Wun in the eye and snarks that he's "reconsidered" Jon's offer for one-on-one combat, trying to kill Jon at a distance. He gets his face beaten in when Jon closes in using a shield. Quite the 180-degree turn from the shirtless BloodKnight in "The Laws of Gods and Men".
28th May '17 12:59:17 PM Godzillawolf
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* Aku, WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack's foe, has always been a coward, rarely ever confronting Jack unless he somehow manages to disarm him of the sword - the one thing that can harm him - and fleeing at the slightest hint that he's in danger. Jack ever mocks him in one episode by calling him a "cowardly shadow" when the villain is in mid-retreat. While some may call this pragmatic, the fact that Aku ever confronts Jack in the first place shows a lack of judgment.

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* Aku, WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack's foe, has always been a coward, rarely ever confronting Jack unless he somehow manages to disarm him of the sword - the one thing that can harm him - and fleeing at the slightest hint that he's in danger. Jack ever mocks him in one episode by calling him a "cowardly shadow" when the villain is in mid-retreat. While some may call this pragmatic, the fact that Aku ever confronts Jack in the first place shows a lack of judgment. [[spoiler:When Aku finally meets his end, both his future and past self react with pure terror to the realization the end has come, with Past Aku desperately fleeing from Jack with an expression of horror on his face.]]
21st May '17 1:58:34 PM TywinIsGod
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* Chuck is this in ''Better Call Saul'' in the sense that he lacks the courage to tell Jimmy up front that he doesn't want him working as a lawyer and effectively uses Howard as Jimmy's punching bag until Jimmy figures out the truth.
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