History Main / EmbarrassingRescue

12th Jul '16 9:28:38 AM Berrenta
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See EnemyMine for the reasoning behind the EmbarrassingRescue. Not to be confused with ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike.

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See EnemyMine for the reasoning behind the EmbarrassingRescue.Embarrassing Rescue. Not to be confused with ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike.
25th Jun '16 10:35:10 PM 10-13-2
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Does the rival or opponent thank the hero for saving them when he didn't have to? [[UngratefulBastard Rarely]]. They instead insist that they could have escaped by themselves, and ''would'' have, if he hadn't swooped in and tried to play...well, [[ChronicHeroSyndrome the hero]]. Admitting that they [[IOweYouMyLife owe him one]] would be a great blow to their ego (though the resistance is understandable if the hero immediately [[ItsAllAboutMe gloats about the rescue]], or rudely demands that the saved show their gratitude before they have a chance to do so themselves). At the very best, a patently insincere word of gratitude may be expressed before their speedy departure.

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Does the rival or opponent thank the hero for saving them when he didn't have to? [[UngratefulBastard Rarely]]. They instead insist that they could have escaped by themselves, and ''would'' have, if he hadn't swooped in and tried to play...well, [[ChronicHeroSyndrome the hero]]. Admitting that they [[IOweYouMyLife owe him one]] would be a great blow to their ego (though the resistance is understandable if the hero immediately [[ItsAllAboutMe gloats about the rescue]], or rudely demands that the saved show their gratitude before they have a chance to do so themselves).on their own). At the very best, a patently insincere word of gratitude may be expressed before their speedy departure.
25th Jun '16 10:34:14 PM 10-13-2
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Does the rival or opponent thank the hero for saving them when he didn't have to? [[UngratefulBastard Rarely]]. They instead insist that they could have escaped by themselves, and ''would'' have, if he hadn't swooped in and tried to play... well, [[ChronicHeroSyndrome the hero]]. Admitting that they [[IOweYouMyLife owe him one]] would be a great blow to their ego. At the very best, a patently insincere word of gratitude may be expressed before their speedy departure.

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Does the rival or opponent thank the hero for saving them when he didn't have to? [[UngratefulBastard Rarely]]. They instead insist that they could have escaped by themselves, and ''would'' have, if he hadn't swooped in and tried to play... well, [[ChronicHeroSyndrome the hero]]. Admitting that they [[IOweYouMyLife owe him one]] would be a great blow to their ego.ego (though the resistance is understandable if the hero immediately [[ItsAllAboutMe gloats about the rescue]], or rudely demands that the saved show their gratitude before they have a chance to do so themselves). At the very best, a patently insincere word of gratitude may be expressed before their speedy departure.
4th Jun '16 12:25:19 AM missroxyspamcake
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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.
23rd May '16 11:12:02 PM freefall4242
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** It should be noted that the monsters in question were pink, man-eating unicorns.
11th May '16 7:18:14 PM DarkHunter
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* On ''Anime/DragonBallZ,'' this trope is one of the reasons why Frieza's defeat at the hands of the hero, Goku, was so humiliating. Vegeta being rescued by Mr. Satan during the Buu arc counts as well.

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* On ''Anime/DragonBallZ,'' this trope is one of the reasons why Frieza's defeat at the hands of the hero, Goku, was so humiliating. Vegeta doesn't like being rescued by Mr. Satan during either, and mentions that one of the Buu arc counts as well.many reasons he dislikes Goku is the fact that Goku has saved his life in the past.
15th Dec '15 12:04:49 AM Cranberries
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* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'', Buck Tuddrussel gets into a tough bind in ancient China that requires immediate rescue before Kubla Khan has him executed. Larry and Otto can't do it, so who do they call for to bust him out? None other than Tuddrussel's ex-wife, Lieutenant Sheila Sternwell. He's not happy to see her, and the whole time she's around he acts humbled, and incredibly intimidated by her calm prowess.
14th Nov '15 11:02:18 AM StFan
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* ''YoungAvengers'' - Patriot / Eli receives one from Kate Bishop in the first issue. The abridged version: criminals hold everyone at Kate's sister's wedding hostage, the Young Avengers show up to help, things don't go according to plan, Kate disarms lead bad guy with one of Eli's own throwing stars. Eli is even more mortified when he learns it made the news.
-->"I didn't need a rescue! Especially not from a-"\\
"You ''will'' if you finish that sentence."

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* ''YoungAvengers'' - ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'': Patriot / Eli receives one from Kate Bishop in the first issue. The abridged version: criminals hold everyone at Kate's sister's wedding hostage, the Young Avengers show up to help, things don't go according to plan, Kate disarms lead bad guy with one of Eli's own throwing stars. Eli is even more mortified when he learns it made the news.
-->"I didn't -->'''Patriot:''' I don't need a rescue! Especially not from a-"\\
"You
a--\\
'''Kate Bishop:''' You
''will'' if you finish that sentence."



* Mary Jane was more than a little disgusted when {{Venom}} had to rescue her from Carnage in a nightclub during the ''ComicBook/MaximumCarnage'' storyline. Venom told her to tell Peter they were "even" and then licked her with the costume's tongue before going back to resume the battle.

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* Mary Jane was is more than a little disgusted when {{Venom}} had ComicBook/{{Venom}} has to rescue her from Carnage in a nightclub during the ''ComicBook/MaximumCarnage'' storyline. Venom told tells her to tell Peter they were are "even" and then licked licks her with the costume's tongue before going back to resume the battle. battle.



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19th Sep '15 1:20:22 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Elfquest}}'' comics [includes links to relevant online pages, which may contain spoilers]: [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ04/DisplayOQ04.html?page=1 Cutter saves his rival Rayek's life, which makes Rayek so mad he mentally lashes out at Cutter and knocks him out]]. Ten years and a lot of CharacterDevelopment later, [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ16/DisplayOQ16.html?page=14 he returns the favor, and is sure to tell Cutter he owes him nothing now]]. Later, [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ17/DisplayOQ17.html?page=6 he rescues Cutter from a troll trap (after being blackmailed by Suntop), but deliberately puts him down on the wrong side, so Cutter has to fight the enemy Trolls]].

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* The ''{{Elfquest}}'' ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' comics [includes links to relevant online pages, which may contain spoilers]: [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ04/DisplayOQ04.html?page=1 Cutter saves his rival Rayek's life, which makes Rayek so mad he mentally lashes out at Cutter and knocks him out]]. Ten years and a lot of CharacterDevelopment later, [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ16/DisplayOQ16.html?page=14 he returns the favor, and is sure to tell Cutter he owes him nothing now]]. Later, [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ17/DisplayOQ17.html?page=6 he rescues Cutter from a troll trap (after being blackmailed by Suntop), but deliberately puts him down on the wrong side, so Cutter has to fight the enemy Trolls]].
8th Sep '15 5:35:04 PM SteveMB
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Contrast GrudgingThankYou, where however much he resents it, the rescued acknowledges that gratitude is due.

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Compare EntitledBastard, where the beneficiary has no sense of gratitude whatsoever and may even complain about minor inconveniences associated with the rescue. Contrast GrudgingThankYou, where however much he resents it, the rescued acknowledges that gratitude is due.
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