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31st Aug '17 9:12:10 AM CosmicFerret
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Ties That Bind (Or Miracles Happen)", Kalibak is not happy that TheFlash is the one to free him from his cell in the X Pit.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Ties That Bind (Or Miracles Happen)", Kalibak is not happy that TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash is the one to free him from his cell in the X Pit.
28th Aug '17 6:56:37 AM Malady
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* Falco of ''StarFox'' fame basically treats ''any'' rescue as one of these. His responses will range from ashamed ("I'm not too proud of what you just witnessed") to full-on {{Snark}} ("[[SarcasmMode Gee, I've been saved by Fox, how swell.]]"), depending on the game.

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* Falco of ''StarFox'' ''VideoGame/StarFox'' fame basically treats ''any'' rescue as one of these. His responses will range from ashamed ("I'm not too proud of what you just witnessed") to full-on {{Snark}} ("[[SarcasmMode Gee, I've been saved by Fox, how swell.]]"), depending on the game.



* In ''TheClassMenagerie'', young Biff asked not to be rescued from a fire by a {{Nerd}}, because he'd NeverLiveItDown.
* In ''YehudaMoonAndTheKickstandCyclery'', [[spoiler: Joe is hired by Rival Cycles after The Kickstand burns down, letting him support himself while the shop is rebuilt.]]

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* In ''TheClassMenagerie'', ''Webcomic/TheClassMenagerie'', young Biff asked not to be rescued from a fire by a {{Nerd}}, because he'd NeverLiveItDown.
* In ''YehudaMoonAndTheKickstandCyclery'', [[spoiler: Joe ''Webcomic/YehudaMoonAndTheKickstandCyclery'', [[spoiler:Joe is hired by Rival Cycles after The Kickstand burns down, down]], letting him support himself while [[spoiler:while the shop is rebuilt.]]
26th Jul '17 4:36:46 PM LentilSandEater
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* In the first Vanguard arc of ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', you're sent to rescue missing operatives from rival organization Longbow. The nameless guy and Sefu Tendaji are grateful for the rescue, but Captain Dietrich insists that she didn't need help, and goes on to [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike complain about you ruining her operation]].
** And then she naturally [[LeeroyJenkins charges into the next group of foes without any plans and gets killed.]]
*** Well, maybe. Being a game anything can happen, and all the assisting character AIs seem to suffer from having been based on LeeroyJenkins.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', one the main characters, Angelo, saves his brother, who holds a very strong hatred towards him (and made his life miserable), from certain doom. His brother, grievously injured, responds by telling that the next time they meet, he will not hesitate to kill him, and trudges away.
** This was also an example of CruelMercy, as Marcello had just witnessed his entire life's ambition fall to pieces, and his reputation reduced to less than mud. Angelo was completely aware of all this; after saving Marcello, he says: "Now we're even."

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* In the first Vanguard arc of ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', you're sent to rescue missing operatives from rival organization Longbow. The nameless guy and Sefu Tendaji are grateful for the rescue, but Captain Dietrich insists that she didn't need help, and goes on to [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike complain about you ruining her operation]].
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operation]]. And then she naturally [[LeeroyJenkins charges into the next group of foes without any plans and gets killed.]]
*** Well, maybe. Being a game anything can happen, and all the assisting character AIs seem to suffer from having been based on LeeroyJenkins.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', one the main characters, Angelo, saves his brother, who holds a very strong hatred towards him (and made his life miserable), from certain doom. His brother, grievously injured, responds by telling that the next time they meet, he will not hesitate to kill him, and trudges away.
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away. This was also an example of CruelMercy, as Marcello had just witnessed his entire life's ambition fall to pieces, and his reputation reduced to less than mud. Angelo was completely aware of all this; after saving Marcello, he says: "Now we're even."



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender:'' Zhao was humiliated once by losing to Zuko in an Agni Kai, and having Iroh call him disgraceful for his lack of honor. So when a TakeMyHand moment comes, instead of accepting Zuko's help, Zhao chooses to drown at the hands of the vengeful Ocean Spirit.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender:'' ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender:''
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Zhao was humiliated once by losing to Zuko in an Agni Kai, and having Iroh call him disgraceful for his lack of honor. So when a TakeMyHand moment comes, instead of accepting Zuko's help, Zhao chooses to drown at the hands of the vengeful Ocean Spirit.
26th Jul '17 4:32:34 PM LentilSandEater
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', one of the primary reasons behind Sasuke's defection from Konoha.
** And even after Part 1, part of the Sasuke haters want Sasuke to go through another one, mostly for the "embarrassing" part, the rest want him to die.
** Worth noting that in the beginning, it was frequently the other way around. Sasuke viewed Naruto as TheLoad and had to save him about OnceAnEpisode. Because Naruto typically had to be rescued while in the midst of attempting to impress Sakura, he was generally quite embarrassed. The only time he showed any sort of gratitude at all was when he thought that Sasuke had actually ''died'' for him. And when the arc was over, he went right back to resenting Sasuke for rescuing him. Naturally, when Naruto started rescuing Sasuke, Sasuke [[FaceHeelTurn didn't take it well.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** This is
one of the primary reasons behind Sasuke's defection from Konoha.
** And even after Part 1, part of
Konoha. In the Sasuke haters want Sasuke to go through another one, mostly for the "embarrassing" part, the rest want him to die.
** Worth noting that in the beginning,
beginning it was frequently the other way around. Sasuke viewed Naruto as TheLoad and had to save him about OnceAnEpisode. Because Naruto typically had to be rescued while in the midst of attempting to impress Sakura, he was generally quite embarrassed. The only time he showed any sort of gratitude at all was when he thought that Sasuke had actually ''died'' for him. And when the arc was over, he went right back to resenting Sasuke for rescuing him. Naturally, when Naruto started rescuing Sasuke, Sasuke [[FaceHeelTurn didn't take it well.]]



* ''Anime/YuGiOh:'' Seto Kaiba was ''[[UngratefulBastard never]]'' happy about being rescued by Yugi, whether it was from being held captive in his own virtual reality RPG or turned to stone by a VirtualGhost. Eventually, someone (usually Jonouchi) would question why Yugi kept bailing him out when he clearly didn't want it. Of course, he ''did'' once thank him for saving [[MoralityPet Mokuba]].
** His reaction in the turned-to-stone incident was particularly entertaining:

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh:'' Seto Kaiba was ''[[UngratefulBastard never]]'' happy about being rescued by Yugi, whether it was from being held captive in his own virtual reality RPG or turned to stone by a VirtualGhost. Eventually, someone (usually Jonouchi) would question why Yugi kept bailing him out when he clearly didn't want it. Of course, he ''did'' once thank him for saving [[MoralityPet Mokuba]]. \n** His reaction in the turned-to-stone incident was particularly entertaining:



** In ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', Gilag of the Barian Emperors seems to come up with a perfect plan to defeat Yuma when Yuma's friends are all angry at each other. He organizes a tournament that encourages teamwork, and convinces Yuma to throw a duel to Kotori and Cathy to give them more inspiration. Naturally, Gilag uses his powers to {{Brainwash}} the two girls, giving them a Chaos Xyz in order to take his Numbers. However, his plan blows up in his face by Shark quitting, forcing him to take over as Yuma's partner (a potentially lethal situation for him, as being defeated by a Chaos Xyz is fatal for a Barian, just as being defeated by a Number would be for Astral). He quickly finds that he can't abort the plan or save himself without telling Yuma who he is, and eventually, when Yuma finds out on his own that the two girls are under Barian control, he inadvertently saves them both, humiliating Gilag beyond belief.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Nnoitra has a flashback for one time when [[spoiler:Neliel]] saved his life to prevent the Espada from losing a member, partly because he was weaker than she was. Nnoitra, who hates being pitied more than anything, finds this extremely humiliating.
** It also didn't help matters that he not only hates being seen as weak, but he especially hates being weaker than a ''woman''.

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** * In ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', Gilag of the Barian Emperors seems to come up with a perfect plan to defeat Yuma when Yuma's friends are all angry at each other. He organizes a tournament that encourages teamwork, and convinces Yuma to throw a duel to Kotori and Cathy to give them more inspiration. Naturally, Gilag uses his powers to {{Brainwash}} the two girls, giving them a Chaos Xyz in order to take his Numbers. However, his plan blows up in his face by Shark quitting, forcing him to take over as Yuma's partner (a potentially lethal situation for him, as being defeated by a Chaos Xyz is fatal for a Barian, just as being defeated by a Number would be for Astral). He quickly finds that he can't abort the plan or save himself without telling Yuma who he is, and eventually, when Yuma finds out on his own that the two girls are under Barian control, he inadvertently saves them both, humiliating Gilag beyond belief.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Nnoitra has a flashback for one time when [[spoiler:Neliel]] saved his life to prevent the Espada from losing a member, partly because he was weaker than she was. Nnoitra, who hates being pitied more than anything, finds this extremely humiliating.
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humiliating. It also didn't help matters that he not only hates being seen as weak, but he especially hates being weaker than a ''woman''.
26th Jul '17 4:30:13 PM LentilSandEater
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*** Though given the FridgeLogic that he'd have to comb through the deck and remove ''all'' of Yugi's cards, this is understandable. He'd have to be careful not to accidentally remove any of his own cards from the deck, or keep any of Yugi's cards. Anyone who has had to sort their {{LEGO}} from someone else's will understand.
26th Jul '17 4:29:47 PM LentilSandEater
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* After going through all sorts of trouble to locate Bastilla Shan and rescue her from a Tarisian swoop bike gang in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic,'' she chooses the moment you're about to liberate her to suddenly break free during a huge fight, using this event as justification in stubbornly refusing to acknowledge that you did anything for her pretty much the entire rest of the game.
** In a later conversation on Taris, she takes back some of her harsher statements, as she was at the time concerned about the implications of your rescuing her.
*** Of course, there's [[{{Tsundere}} another reason]] for her behavior...

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* After going through all sorts of trouble to locate Bastilla Shan and rescue her from a Tarisian swoop bike gang in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic,'' she chooses the moment you're about to liberate her to suddenly break free during a huge fight, using this event as justification in stubbornly refusing to acknowledge that you did anything for her pretty much the entire rest of the game.
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game. In a later conversation on Taris, she takes back some of her harsher statements, as she was at the time concerned about the implications of your rescuing her.
*** Of course, there's [[{{Tsundere}} another reason]] for her behavior...
her.
26th Jul '17 4:28:56 PM LentilSandEater
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* In the second week of ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', you (as Neku) have the choice to [[spoiler: save Uzuki and Kariya from a Taboo Noise. Uzuki plays this trope straight, but Kariya actually does try to thank you for the rescue and says he wasn't sure the pair of them could erase it alone.]]
** The best part is that Neku [[spoiler:[[InvokedTrope does this entirely on purpose.]] "Let's do it. They'll hate it."]]

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* In the second week of ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', you (as Neku) have the choice to [[spoiler: save Uzuki and Kariya from a Taboo Noise. Uzuki plays this trope straight, but Kariya actually does try to thank you for the rescue and says he wasn't sure the pair of them could erase it alone.]]
**
]] The best part is that Neku [[spoiler:[[InvokedTrope does this entirely on purpose.]] "Let's do it. They'll hate it."]]
26th Jul '17 4:27:43 PM LentilSandEater
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* Used as a joke in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' when the titular hero rescues Skulker from a bunch of monsters that the Box Ghost released on him.

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* Used as a joke in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' when the titular hero rescues Skulker from a bunch of monsters pink, man-eating unicorns. that the Box Ghost released on him.



** It should be noted that the monsters in question were pink, man-eating unicorns.
13th Nov '16 12:42:49 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode 'Ties That Bind (Or Miracles Happen)', Kalibak is not happy that TheFlash is the one to free him from his cell in the X Pit.

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* In the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode 'Ties "Ties That Bind (Or Miracles Happen)', Happen)", Kalibak is not happy that TheFlash is the one to free him from his cell in the X Pit.
4th Nov '16 11:11:29 AM WillKeaton
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* WesternAnimation/DangerMouse: In "Lost, Found And Spellbound," DM and Penfold travel to a tropical island to search for the missing Prof. Squawkencluck. After getting separated, DM deals with a mischievous witch doctor while Penfold winds up finding the Professor. In making their reports to Colonel K, DM gropes for an explanation of ''his'' attempts.

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* WesternAnimation/DangerMouse: ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'': In "Lost, Found And Spellbound," DM and Penfold travel to a tropical island to search for the missing Prof. Squawkencluck. After getting separated, DM deals with a mischievous witch doctor while Penfold winds up finding the Professor. In making their reports to Colonel K, DM gropes for an explanation of ''his'' attempts.
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