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1st Jul '16 8:12:52 PM nombretomado
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* {{Bartimaeus}} in a way projects this onto Nathaniel ([[spoiler:especially at the end of the third book]]) because of his failure to protect Ptolemy.

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* {{Bartimaeus}} ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'': Bartimaeus in a way projects this onto Nathaniel ([[spoiler:especially at the end of the third book]]) because of his failure to protect Ptolemy.
30th Jun '16 9:17:53 AM Willbyr
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* In ''[[LightNovel/KureNai Kure-nai]]'', Yayoi seems to be stalking Shinkurou and Murasaki to the point of obsession. At first this is put down as just her being jealous that Shinkurou got assigned the job to protect Murasaki. However, it is later revealed that [[spoiler:Yayoi once failed in her duty as a bodyguard to protect another client from murder, so this time she's extremely protective of Murasaki]].

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* In ''[[LightNovel/KureNai Kure-nai]]'', ''LightNovel/KureNai'', Yayoi seems to be stalking Shinkurou and Murasaki to the point of obsession. At first this is put down as just her being jealous that Shinkurou got assigned the job to protect Murasaki. However, it is later revealed that [[spoiler:Yayoi once failed in her duty as a bodyguard to protect another client from murder, so this time she's extremely protective of Murasaki]].



* Ex-private detective, now HitmanWithAHeart Youji Kudoh from ''WeissKreuz'' is permanently haunted by his failure to [[spoiler: protect his girlfriend and former partner, Asuka Murase, from being shot down during a job that went horribly wrong]].
* [[spoiler: Hanamichi Sakuragi]] from ''Manga/SlamDunk'' was badly traumatised by [[spoiler: the death of his father.]] What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:he was prevented of saving his dad's life by a bunch of bullies, who ambushed him when he was running towards the hospital, searching for help, in retaliation for ''him'' having beat them up earlier.]]

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* Ex-private detective, now HitmanWithAHeart Youji Kudoh from ''WeissKreuz'' ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' is permanently haunted by his failure to [[spoiler: protect his girlfriend and former partner, Asuka Murase, from being shot down during a job that went horribly wrong]].
* [[spoiler: Hanamichi [[spoiler:Hanamichi Sakuragi]] from ''Manga/SlamDunk'' was badly traumatised by [[spoiler: the death of his father.]] What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:he was prevented of saving his dad's life by a bunch of bullies, who ambushed him when he was running towards the hospital, searching for help, in retaliation for ''him'' having beat them up earlier.]]
25th Jun '16 9:01:10 PM nombretomado
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* As his charge is killed during the opening of the second ''BaldursGate'' game, [[BoisterousBruiser Minsc]] becomes unable to return to his homeland of Rashemen, as he would be utterly humiliated for his failure to protect her[[note]]His ending slider reveals that he eventually returned anyway, hoping that his tales of his deeds would win him some respect regardless -- at which point he finds out the rumours and stories that had spread to Rashemen were enough to get him accepted and even respected. Turns out tagging along with a semi-divine main character does have some perks.[[/note]]. This makes Minsc's devotion to the survivors of the first game's party (canonically, the PC, Jaheira and Imoen) all the stronger, as well as giving him a highly protective streak concerning [[WideEyedIdealist Aerie]], [[RebelliousPrincess Nalia]], [[CuteBruiser Mazzy]] and [[ShellShockedVeteran Keldorn]] should they join you.

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As his charge is killed during the opening of the second ''BaldursGate'' game, ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', [[BoisterousBruiser Minsc]] becomes unable to return to his homeland of Rashemen, as he would be utterly humiliated for his failure to protect her[[note]]His ending slider reveals that he eventually returned anyway, hoping that his tales of his deeds would win him some respect regardless -- at which point he finds out the rumours and stories that had spread to Rashemen were enough to get him accepted and even respected. Turns out tagging along with a semi-divine main character does have some perks.[[/note]]. This makes Minsc's devotion to the survivors of the first game's party (canonically, the PC, Jaheira and Imoen) all the stronger, as well as giving him a highly protective streak concerning [[WideEyedIdealist Aerie]], [[RebelliousPrincess Nalia]], [[CuteBruiser Mazzy]] and [[ShellShockedVeteran Keldorn]] should they join you.
3rd Jun '16 4:48:54 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', [[spoiler: Akemi Homura]] is an unusual example in that [[spoiler: the person she's going out of her way to protect is the same person she failed to save. It's revealed that in the original timeline, Madoka was a Magical Girl and died protecting Homura. Overcome with grief and guilt, Homura made a deal with Kyubey to be able to go back and protect Madoka in exchange for becoming a Magical Girl herself. Her wish was granted, and she became a Magical Girl with the power to control time which allowed her to repeat her attempt when Madoka died or turned into witch. This happened [[GroundhogDayLoop many times over]]. Nonetheless, she remains determined to save her.]]

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', [[spoiler: Akemi Homura]] is an unusual example in that [[spoiler: the person she's going out of her way to protect is the same person she failed to save. It's revealed that in the original timeline, Madoka was a Magical Girl and died protecting Homura. Overcome with grief and guilt, Homura made a deal with Kyubey to be able to go back and protect Madoka in exchange for becoming a Magical Girl herself. Her wish was granted, and she became a Magical Girl with the power to control time which allowed her to repeat her attempt when Madoka died or turned into a witch. This has happened [[GroundhogDayLoop many times over]]. Nonetheless, she remains determined to save her.]]
3rd Jun '16 4:46:50 PM Dravencour
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* Knight Zest of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaSrikerS''. The constant guardian of [[EmotionlessGirl Lutecia]] and [[FieryRedhead Agito]], who before the events of the season [[spoiler:had lost his entire squad in a failed attack on one of [[BigBad Jail's]] research facilities. A squad that included the mother of Lutecia, Megane, as well as the mother of Subaru and Ginga.]].

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* Knight Zest of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaSrikerS''.''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''. The constant guardian of [[EmotionlessGirl Lutecia]] and [[FieryRedhead Agito]], who before the events of the season [[spoiler:had lost his entire squad in a failed attack on one of [[BigBad Jail's]] research facilities. A squad that included the mother of Lutecia, Megane, as well as the mother of Subaru and Ginga.]].
23rd May '16 9:15:21 PM Willbyr
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* Manji is this in "Blade of the Immortal". Although he has been hired as Rin's bodyguard, he repeatedly shows that protecting her is more than just his duty. It is later suggested that he [[spoiler:cannot bear to let her die since she looks so much like his sister who had died under his protection]].
* In ''ChronoCrusade'', Chrono's fierce devotion to Rosette and saving Joshua is due in part to the guilt he feels for [[spoiler:killing Mary Magdalene through their contract in a misguided attempt to protect her]].

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* Manji is this in "Blade of the Immortal".''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal''. Although he has been hired as Rin's bodyguard, he repeatedly shows that protecting her is more than just his duty. It is later suggested that he [[spoiler:cannot bear to let her die since she looks so much like his sister who had died under his protection]].
* In ''ChronoCrusade'', ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', Chrono's fierce devotion to Rosette and saving Joshua is due in part to the guilt he feels for [[spoiler:killing Mary Magdalene through their contract in a misguided attempt to protect her]].



* Mahoro from ''{{Mahoromatic}}'' not only was unable to protect Misato Suguru's father, but had to ''kill'' him in the line of duty. When allowed to spend the rest of her (shortened) lifetime as she wants, she chooses to become the Misato family's maid and goes to serve and protect Suguru.

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* Mahoro from ''{{Mahoromatic}}'' ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'' not only was unable to protect Misato Suguru's father, but had to ''kill'' him in the line of duty. When allowed to spend the rest of her (shortened) lifetime as she wants, she chooses to become the Misato family's maid and goes to serve and protect Suguru.
18th May '16 10:59:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The hero of ''FlameOfRecca'' immediately pledges his eternal loyalty as a ninja to his "Princess" Yanagi ([[TheMedic a sweet healer]]) despite the fact that he had sworn only to do so for someone who's proven themselves stronger than him. This, of course, pisses off two characters who have a long history of trying to defeat him in order to make ''him'' their subordinate. And the whole reason why he does this? Because of a ''dream'' [[spoiler: that was eventually revealed as his father's failure to protect HIS master, Sakura-hime]].

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* The hero of ''FlameOfRecca'' ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' immediately pledges his eternal loyalty as a ninja to his "Princess" Yanagi ([[TheMedic a sweet healer]]) despite the fact that he had sworn only to do so for someone who's proven themselves stronger than him. This, of course, pisses off two characters who have a long history of trying to defeat him in order to make ''him'' their subordinate. And the whole reason why he does this? Because of a ''dream'' [[spoiler: that was eventually revealed as his father's failure to protect HIS master, Sakura-hime]].
5th Apr '16 11:26:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SinCity'' invokes this trope qite a bit. The heroes have the DulcineaEffect UpToEleven. They know they will probably get killed in their quests but they can't help but to protect those around them (or at least avenge their deaths).

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* ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' invokes this trope qite a bit. The heroes have the DulcineaEffect UpToEleven. They know they will probably get killed in their quests but they can't help but to protect those around them (or at least avenge their deaths).
14th Mar '16 10:02:31 AM Prfnoff
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* Knight Zest of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=]''. The constant guardian of [[EmotionlessGirl Lutecia]] and [[FieryRedhead Agito]], who before the events of the season [[spoiler:had lost his entire squad in a failed attack on one of [[BigBad Jail's]] research facilities. A squad that included the mother of Lutecia, Megane, as well as the mother of Subaru and Ginga.]].

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* Knight Zest of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=]''.''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaSrikerS''. The constant guardian of [[EmotionlessGirl Lutecia]] and [[FieryRedhead Agito]], who before the events of the season [[spoiler:had lost his entire squad in a failed attack on one of [[BigBad Jail's]] research facilities. A squad that included the mother of Lutecia, Megane, as well as the mother of Subaru and Ginga.]].



** Also, Hegemon Claus Ingvalt from ''[=ViVid=]'' flashbacks, who has failed to [[spoiler:save the Saint King Olivie]].
** There's the possibility that [[LadyOfWar Signum]] becomes one of this after [[WorfHadTheFlu failing]] [[CurbStompBattle miserably]] in stopping [[HeroKiller Cypha]] [[AntiMagic of]] [[SmugSuper Huckebein]] from kidnapping two kids at the beginning of ''[[MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]''.

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** Also, Hegemon Claus Ingvalt from ''[=ViVid=]'' ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid ViVid]]'' flashbacks, who has failed to [[spoiler:save the Saint King Olivie]].
** There's the possibility that [[LadyOfWar Signum]] becomes one of this after [[WorfHadTheFlu failing]] [[CurbStompBattle miserably]] in stopping [[HeroKiller Cypha]] [[AntiMagic of]] [[SmugSuper Huckebein]] from kidnapping two kids at the beginning of ''[[MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]''.
4th Feb '16 2:39:59 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Webcomic/{{Guardian}}'', being about Lulu from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', has a thorough exploration of this attitude and how Lulu came by it. From the beginning, her narration describes Ginnem as "the first summoner I failed."
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