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11th Aug '17 4:32:40 AM JackG
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In "The Spoils of War", [[DragonRider Queen Daenerys]] has to land her dragon after it's struck by a ballista bolt, and Ser Jaime Lannister sees his chance to kill her while she's vulnerable. He rides down on her with a lance, only for her dragon to suddenly shield her with its neck and open its jaws to roast Ser Jaime alive. Suddenly Ser Bronn tackles Jaime off his horse and the fireball misses him as they both fall into the river. In a subversion, Jaime then sinks under the water due to his armour... [[CliffHanger cue credits.]]
10th Aug '17 6:21:07 PM Malady
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* Subverted by Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' when he saves Michael Carpenter's newest son from a [[ArtifactOfDoom Denarian]] - by grabbing the coin instead of the kid. Guilt ensues.
** Dresden pulls a young girl out of the way of an incoming car in the short story "The Warrior" (and inadvertently alerts her mother to the fact that her father is beating her). Although she's an irrelevant tangent to the overall story and Dresden thinks nothing more of it, she's used as an example in the ending's YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre speech on how seemingly minor actions can have a major impact.

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* Subverted by Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' when he saves Michael Carpenter's newest son from a [[ArtifactOfDoom Denarian]] - by [[spoiler:by grabbing the coin instead of the kid.kid]]. Guilt ensues.
** Dresden pulls a young girl out of the way of an incoming car in the short story "The Warrior" (and [[spoiler:(and inadvertently alerts her mother to the fact AbusiveParents situation that her father is beating her). Although she's an irrelevant tangent to the overall story and Dresden thinks nothing more of it, she's used as an example in the ending's YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre speech on how seemingly minor actions can have a major impact.impact]].
8th Jul '17 9:47:18 PM Orbiting
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* ''{{Exalted}}'': There are charms that allow you to do this for others. [[HumanShield There are also charms that force others to do this for you.]]

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* ''{{Exalted}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': There are charms that allow you to do this for others. [[HumanShield There are also charms that force others to do this for you.]]
1st Jun '17 6:21:47 PM Dawnwing
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** In ''Pinestar's Choice'', [[spoiler:Pinestar dives to try to get Shanty out of the way of an oncoming car. He loses a life and upon awakening realizes that he'd been too slow.]]
30th May '17 7:30:42 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona4}}'' lets your fellow party members do this for you if you would have died to the attack and have a high enough ''[[RelationshipValues Social Link]]'' with them as long as they have more then 1 HP, haven't already done it this combat round, and it's a single target attack, and they will always survive whatever they blocked, even if the rules say it should kill them, [[spoiler:Except during the TrueFinalBoss where no matter the Social Link value, they will all attempt to save the MC from the special Plot powered attack and then be absorbed by it themselves.]]
* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'': in chapter 5, [[spoiler:the PlayerCharacter saves Tatsu from being blasted to kingdom come by a NotQuiteDead Prone Skell in this manner. This leads to a RoboticReveal when the PC's left arm is blown off in the process.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona4}}'' ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
** ''VideoGame/Persona4''
lets your fellow party members do this for you if you would have died to the attack and have a high enough ''[[RelationshipValues Social Link]]'' with them as long as they have more then 1 HP, haven't already done it this combat round, and it's a single target attack, and they will always survive whatever they blocked, even if the rules say it should kill them, [[spoiler:Except [[spoiler:except during the TrueFinalBoss where no matter the Social Link value, they will all attempt to save the MC from the special Plot powered boss's insta-kill attack and then be absorbed by it themselves.]]
themselves]]. This feature has since been included in all subsequent mainline ''Persona'' games (including the PSP version of ''VideoGame/Persona3'').
** ''VideoGame/Persona5'': At one point [[spoiler:during the fight against the Sphinx in Fubata's Palace]], the protagonist does this to push Makoto out of the way of flying debris.
* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'': in In chapter 5, [[spoiler:the PlayerCharacter saves Tatsu from being blasted to kingdom come by a NotQuiteDead Prone Skell in this manner. This leads to a RoboticReveal when the PC's left arm is blown off in the process.]]
4th May '17 1:50:53 AM Arivne
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* A flashback in the 2005 film version of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' shows that Arthur and Ford met when the former did this to keep the latter from getting hit by a car...that he was attempting to greet:

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* A flashback in the 2005 film version of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' shows that Arthur and Ford met when the former did this to keep the latter from getting hit by a car...that he was attempting to greet:greet. Note, this is a PragmaticAdaptation explanation of Ford's Earth name for American audiences, since the car from which he took the name was sold exclusively in England.



** Note, this is a PragmaticAdaptation explanation of Ford's Earth name for American audiences, since the car from which he took the name was sold exclusively in England.
13th Apr '17 11:49:28 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Twice in "The Man in the Box": in the first case, D.A. Samantha Reyes is confessing to Matt Murdock, Karen Page, Foggy Nelson and Blake Tower to covering up the botched police sting that got Frank Castle's family killed. Matt's heightened senses cause him to hear a gun being readied to fire. Matt promptly pushes Foggy sideways and tackles Karen to the floor, shielding Karen as one of the Blacksmith's men opens fire on the office with an assault rifle. Matt, Karen, and Tower are uninjured, but Foggy is hit in the right shoulder and Reyes is killed instantly. Later in the episode, Frank Castle flings himself on top of Karen to shield her again when the Blacksmith's men shoot at her in her apartment.

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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Twice in "The Man in the Box": in the first case, D.A. Samantha Reyes is confessing to Matt Murdock, Karen Page, Foggy Nelson and Blake Tower to covering up the botched police sting that got Frank Castle's family killed. Matt's heightened senses cause him to hear a gun being readied to fire. Matt promptly pushes Foggy sideways and tackles Karen to the floor, shielding Karen as a split second before one of the Blacksmith's men opens fire on the office with an assault automatic rifle. Matt, Karen, and Tower are uninjured, but Foggy is hit in the right shoulder and Reyes is killed instantly. Later in the episode, Frank Castle flings himself on top of Karen to shield her again when the Blacksmith's men shoot at her in her apartment.
13th Apr '17 11:47:42 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Twice in "The Man in the Box": First, while D.A. Samantha Reyes is confessing to being behind the botched police sting that got Frank Castle's family killed, Matt's heightened senses cause him to hear a gun being readied to fire. Matt promptly pushes Foggy sideways and tackles Karen to the floor, shielding Karen as one of the Blacksmith's men opens fire on the office with an assault rifle, wounding Foggy and killing Reyes. Later in the episode, Frank Castle flings himself on top of Karen to shield her again when the Blacksmith's men shoot at her in her apartment.

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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Twice in "The Man in the Box": First, while in the first case, D.A. Samantha Reyes is confessing to being behind Matt Murdock, Karen Page, Foggy Nelson and Blake Tower to covering up the botched police sting that got Frank Castle's family killed, killed. Matt's heightened senses cause him to hear a gun being readied to fire. Matt promptly pushes Foggy sideways and tackles Karen to the floor, shielding Karen as one of the Blacksmith's men opens fire on the office with an assault rifle, wounding rifle. Matt, Karen, and Tower are uninjured, but Foggy is hit in the right shoulder and killing Reyes.Reyes is killed instantly. Later in the episode, Frank Castle flings himself on top of Karen to shield her again when the Blacksmith's men shoot at her in her apartment.
13th Apr '17 11:45:10 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Twice in "The Man in the Box": First, while D.A. Samantha Reyes is confessing to being behind the botched police sting that got Frank Castle's family killed, Matt's heightened senses cause him to hear a gun being readied to fire. Matt promptly pushes Foggy sideways and tackles Karen to the floor, shielding Karen as one of the Blacksmith's men opens fire on the office with an assault rifle, wounding Foggy and killing Reyes. Later in the episode, Frank Castle flings himself on top of Karen to shield her again when the Blacksmith's men shoot at her in her apartment.
1st Apr '17 12:58:59 PM Rysto
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* In ''LightNovel/KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuO'', Kazuma attempts one of these when he thinks that a classmate is about to be run over by a truck. When he wakes up in the afterlife, he assumes that he pulled off the HeroicSacrifice variant of the trope. [[spoiler:It turns out that three consecutive all-night gaming sessions had left him addled enough that he saw a slow-moving tractor in the corner of his eye and mistook it for a speeding truck. His classmate had never been in any danger, and Kazuma himself only died of shock because he thought that he was about to be run over by a truck.]]
* The protagonist of ''Anime/{{Charlotte}}'' uses his powers to cause a truck to veer off course towards a classmate, so that he can invoke this trope and foment a RescueRomance.
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