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18th May '18 12:26:29 AM CyrilPMG
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WitnessProtection is boring. If it's done right, there's no opportunity for adventure. So when the protagonist is asked to hole up in a cheap motel until he can testify at the trial, odds are he won't comply. Perhaps he needs to save someone else in danger. Maybe he needs the freedom to catch the real bad guy. Or maybe he just [[TooDumbToLive doesn't believe he's in as much danger as the police say he is]]. Whatever the reason, he'll take the first opportunity to lose his bodyguards and strike out on his own, leaving the police to track him down before TheMafia assassins do.

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WitnessProtection is boring.[[UnwantedAssistance boring]]. If it's done right, there's no opportunity for adventure. So when the protagonist is asked to hole up in a cheap motel until he can testify at the trial, odds are he won't comply. Perhaps he needs to save someone else in danger. Maybe he needs the freedom to catch the real bad guy. Or maybe he just [[TooDumbToLive doesn't believe he's in as much danger as the police say he is]]. Whatever the reason, he'll take the first opportunity to lose his bodyguards and strike out on his own, leaving the police to track him down before TheMafia assassins do.
16th Mar '18 3:58:44 PM cybertoy0
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* This is a habit for [[LonelyRichKid Adrien Agreste]] in ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', who often sneaks away from his BigFancyHouse and watchers to do super heroics as Cat Noir. This becomes a plot point in "Gorizilla"; Adrien's bodyguard (Nicknamed in-universe as "The Gorilla") becomes so frustrated at being unable to corral Adrien that he becomes vulnerable to corruption from Hawk Moth.
13th Feb '18 10:48:40 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' Zen will occasionally try to avoid his aides while walking the castle grounds or shirking his official duties and leaving the castle to roam the countryside though he fully expects them to catch up to him eventually and does it to practice. A flashback reveals he used to take this much more seriously before learning to trust Mitsuhide who was brought in by Izana in response to a young Zen proving more than capable of avoiding his previous bodyguards.
12th Dec '17 12:09:40 AM Abodos
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Zelda, having gotten fed up with Link following her everywhere in large part out of jealousy over the greater ease he had in fulfilling his role as a Champion compared to her difficulty awakening her sealing power, tells him to get lost. She soon afterward exploits Gerudo Town's [[LadyLand prohibition against men entering]] to force him to stay away. She nearly gets killed by the Yiga Clan because of this.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Zelda, having gotten fed up with Link following her everywhere in large part out of jealousy over the greater ease he had in fulfilling his role as a Champion compared to her difficulty awakening her sealing power, tells him to get lost.lost despite him being her assigned bodyguard. She soon afterward exploits Gerudo Town's [[LadyLand prohibition against men entering]] to force him to stay away. She nearly gets killed by the Yiga Clan because of this.
12th Dec '17 12:04:01 AM Abodos
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', one of the early missions is to help Zelda escape her own castle and bodyguards.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', one of the early missions is to help Zelda escape her own castle and bodyguards.bodyguards.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Zelda, having gotten fed up with Link following her everywhere in large part out of jealousy over the greater ease he had in fulfilling his role as a Champion compared to her difficulty awakening her sealing power, tells him to get lost. She soon afterward exploits Gerudo Town's [[LadyLand prohibition against men entering]] to force him to stay away. She nearly gets killed by the Yiga Clan because of this.
22nd Jun '17 11:18:34 PM JackG
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* ''Series/TheBill'' had a light version in an episode where a detective is doing some illicit moonlighting as a bodyguard, guarding the son of a Muslim businessman. The kid slips his bodyguard and goes partying instead, only returning at the last minute with a smug expression. The detective gets his revenge by giving a photograph he found of the kid drinking alcohol to his younger brother, so [[BigBrotherBully his elder brother can't afford to boss him around any more.]]
13th Mar '17 9:58:09 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Inverted, then played with. After Sigrun and Emil leave for book-scavenging in Chapter 10, Mikkel ends up being the only TheImmune person capable of fighting in tank that otherwise contains two non-immune non-combatants and a currently DeepSleep-ridden fellow immune combatant. Mikkel also happens to really, really want to check out a building within walking distance that may contain clues to a [[CureForCancer cure for the Rash]], the story's PlagueZombie inducing disease. He suddenly decides that he's ''[[LoopholAbuse technically]]'' not leaving Tuuri and Reynir without protection because the sleeping Lalli is with them and heads out. Soon after that, Tuuri and Reynir find a very, very flimsy excuse to go after Mikkel (he wanted to take the CuteKitten with him, but she jumped out of his pocket during Tuuri's attempts to keep him from leaving, so obviously they need to bring her to Mikkel), effectively ditching Lalli in the process. In this case, the "bodyguard" is basically in coma, so he's actually the most helpless person in the vehicle.

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Inverted, then played with. After Sigrun and Emil leave for book-scavenging in Chapter 10, Mikkel ends up being the only TheImmune person capable of fighting in tank that otherwise contains two non-immune non-combatants and a currently DeepSleep-ridden fellow immune combatant. Mikkel also happens to really, really want to check out a building within walking distance that may contain clues to a [[CureForCancer cure for the Rash]], the story's PlagueZombie inducing disease. He suddenly decides that he's ''[[LoopholAbuse ''[[LoopholeAbuse technically]]'' not leaving Tuuri and Reynir without protection because the sleeping Lalli is with them and heads out. Soon after that, Tuuri and Reynir find a very, very flimsy excuse to go after Mikkel (he wanted to take the CuteKitten with him, but she jumped out of his pocket during Tuuri's attempts to keep him from leaving, before he actually left, so obviously they need to bring her to Mikkel), effectively ditching Lalli in the process. In this case, the "bodyguard" is basically in coma, so he's actually the most helpless person in the vehicle.
13th Mar '17 9:55:45 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Inverted, then played with. After Sigrun and Emil leave for book-scavenging in Chapter 10, Mikkel ends up being the only TheImmune person capable of fighting in tank that otherwise contains two non-immune non-combatants and a currently DeepSleep-ridden fellow immune combatant. Mikkel also happens to really, really want to check out a building within walking distance that may contain clues to a [[CureForCancer cure for the Rash]], the story's PlagueZombie inducing disease. He suddenly decides that he's ''[[LoopholAbuse technically]]'' not leaving Tuuri and Reynir without protection because the sleeping Lalli is with them and heads out.

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Inverted, then played with. After Sigrun and Emil leave for book-scavenging in Chapter 10, Mikkel ends up being the only TheImmune person capable of fighting in tank that otherwise contains two non-immune non-combatants and a currently DeepSleep-ridden fellow immune combatant. Mikkel also happens to really, really want to check out a building within walking distance that may contain clues to a [[CureForCancer cure for the Rash]], the story's PlagueZombie inducing disease. He suddenly decides that he's ''[[LoopholAbuse technically]]'' not leaving Tuuri and Reynir without protection because the sleeping Lalli is with them and heads out. Soon after that, Tuuri and Reynir find a very, very flimsy excuse to go after Mikkel (he wanted to take the CuteKitten with him, but she jumped out of his pocket during Tuuri's attempts to keep him from leaving, so obviously they need to bring her to Mikkel), effectively ditching Lalli in the process. In this case, the "bodyguard" is basically in coma, so he's actually the most helpless person in the vehicle.
13th Mar '17 9:47:40 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Inverted, then played with. After Sigrun and Emil leave for book-scavenging in Chapter 10, Mikkel ends up being the only TheImmune person capable of fighting in tank that otherwise contains two non-immune non-combatants and a currently DeepSleep-ridden fellow immune combatant. Mikkel also happens to really, really want to check out a building within walking distance that may contain clues to a [[CureForCancer cure for the Rash]], the story's PlagueZombie inducing disease. He suddenly decides that he's ''[[LoopholAbuse technically]]'' not leaving Tuuri and Reynir without protection because the sleeping Lalli is with them and heads out.
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4th Jan '17 8:13:42 AM IndustriousArc
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* ''Fanfic/ABrighterDark'': Early in the story, Corrin would sneak away from her retainers and go into the dungeons alone. Not because she didn't like them, far from it, but she figured the only way to get real practice was by fighting people that actually wanted to kill her and bodyguards would get in the way of that.
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