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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."
3rd Jan '16 8:50:19 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'', part of Mai's reason for being protective of her younger brother Takumi stems from [[spoiler:her belief that her negligence led both him and their mother to almost drown in a raging river when they were young, leading to his current heart problems and their mother's death]].

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* In ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'', ''Anime/MaiHime'', part of Mai's reason for being protective of her younger brother Takumi stems from [[spoiler:her belief that her negligence led both him and their mother to almost drown in a raging river when they were young, leading to his current heart problems and their mother's death]].



* [[spoiler: Hanamichi Sakuragi]] from ''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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* [[spoiler: Hanamichi Sakuragi]] from ''SlamDunk'' ''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.]]



* Knight Zest of ''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 ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha ''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.]].



* Tachibana of ''{{Gate 7}}''. His BigBrotherInstinct towards Hana is justified once it's discovered that [[spoiler: he fails in protecting his own twin sister and she ended kipnapped by Iemitsu.]]

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* Tachibana of ''{{Gate ''Manga/{{Gate 7}}''. His BigBrotherInstinct towards Hana is justified once it's discovered that [[spoiler: he fails in protecting his own twin sister and she ended kipnapped by Iemitsu.]]
14th Dec '15 12:24:37 PM Koveras
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* Ellis [=McGaren=] from the ''TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' OVA channels her failure not only into protecting Fiasse, but also into trying to show up Kyouya and Miyuki so ''they'll'' stop protecting her and leave them alone. Since KatanasAreJustBetter, the opposite happens, and Ellis has to face her past as their ForgottenChildhoodFriend.

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* Ellis [=McGaren=] from the ''TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' OVA channels her failure not only into protecting Fiasse, but also into trying to show up Kyouya and Miyuki so ''they'll'' stop protecting her and leave them alone. Since KatanasAreJustBetter, the opposite happens, and Ellis has to face her past as their ForgottenChildhoodFriend.
8th Dec '15 1:15:21 AM Adept
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** Yunita from ''FinalFantasyThe4HeroesOfLight'' is determined to protect Aire and save [[DoomedHometown Horne]], but Aire berates her for being late, they're separated early on, then the two boys she travels with ditch her one after the other and leave her with a severe inferiority complex, and she's conned out of all her possessions. It's probably a good thing she didn't find out until ''after'' meeting her again that Aire spent the good chunk of the game cursed into being a cat, otherwise her HeroicBSOD in Urbeth might have gotten even worse.
* ''RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'''s Alistair Azimuth is this [[spoiler: until he [[FaceHeelTurn goes a bit crazy]] and [[WellIntentionedExtremist tries to reverse his failure]].]]

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** Yunita from ''FinalFantasyThe4HeroesOfLight'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyThe4HeroesOfLight'' is determined to protect Aire and save [[DoomedHometown Horne]], but Aire berates her for being late, they're separated early on, then the two boys she travels with ditch her one after the other and leave her with a severe inferiority complex, and she's conned out of all her possessions. It's probably a good thing she didn't find out until ''after'' meeting her again that Aire spent the good chunk of the game cursed into being a cat, otherwise her HeroicBSOD in Urbeth might have gotten even worse.
* ''RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'''s ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'''s Alistair Azimuth is this [[spoiler: until he [[FaceHeelTurn goes a bit crazy]] and [[WellIntentionedExtremist tries to reverse his failure]].]]



* Sork from ''TreasureOfTheRudra'' even though the Knight Captain says that he is the best Swordsman of Cryunne.

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* Sork from ''TreasureOfTheRudra'' ''VideoGame/TreasureOfTheRudra'' even though the Knight Captain says that he is the best Swordsman of Cryunne.
7th Dec '15 9:07:16 AM Hossmeister
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* In the final case of ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice For All'', Adrian Andrews is stubborn and very matter-of-fact due to [[spoiler:her former mentor, Celeste, [[DrivenToSuicide committing suicide]]. Doesn't help that the guilty party AND the victim were directly responsible, and Adrian Andrews suffers from severe self-esteem issues.]].

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* In the final case of ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice For All'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'', Adrian Andrews is stubborn and very matter-of-fact due to [[spoiler:her former mentor, Celeste, [[DrivenToSuicide committing suicide]]. Doesn't help that the guilty party AND the victim were directly responsible, and Adrian Andrews suffers from severe self-esteem issues.]].
5th Dec '15 3:03:47 PM LentilSandEater
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* Greg from ''VideoGame/{{Wild Arms 5}}'' certainly qualifies. Dropping his entire war on Golems and becoming a ride along babysitter/bodyguard, all for a kid he met twice that on one occasion was more than ready to shoot him in the back is a pretty far jump for a violent, outlaw drifter. [[spoiler: Until you find out that Dean reminds him of his murdered son, whose death he blames himself for. ]] Arguably the main villain could be considered one as well, considering that his entire crusade was prompted by [[spoiler: his own failure to tear down the wall between Veruni and Humans. The same goes for Nightburn, to a lesser degree.]]

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* Greg from ''VideoGame/{{Wild Arms 5}}'' 5}}''
** Greg
certainly qualifies. Dropping his entire war on Golems and becoming a ride along babysitter/bodyguard, all for a kid he met twice that on one occasion was more than ready to shoot him in the back is a pretty far jump for a violent, outlaw drifter. [[spoiler: Until you find out that Dean reminds him of his murdered son, whose death he blames himself for. ]] Arguably the ]]
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main villain could be considered is one as well, considering that his entire crusade was prompted by [[spoiler: his own failure to tear down the wall between Veruni and Humans. The same goes for Nightburn, to a lesser degree.]]
5th Dec '15 2:59:39 PM LentilSandEater
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**** He did fail, in the sense that he didn't find a way to stop the cycle of Sin's death and rebirth. He [[spoiler:manages to stick around ''and'' stay lucid after death to redeem that failure.]]
5th Dec '15 2:57:59 PM LentilSandEater
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** Steiner from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' is a ''literal'' failure knight. His platoon (The Knights of Pluto) is the laughingstock of the Alexandrian military, his attempts to help or protect the Princess are undermined by everyone else in the cast (including the Princess herself), and he eventually [[spoiler: watches his own beloved Queen die, hoist by her own power-hungry petard.]] Fortunately, once he's hit rock bottom, things start to get better.
*** Well although his men are all incompetent idiots, Steiner himself seems to be respected enough by the kingdom and aside from a fairly large stick up his ass he's the 2nd strongest swordsman in Alexandria. He fulfills the trope perfectly though after the events of early Disc 3.
*** When [[spoiler: Bahamut]] attacks Alexandria, his men start to redeem themselves when they perform specialized duties like readying the cannons, gathering information, protecting the citizens, and sending for reinforcements. You learn about which knights specialize in each area when one of the Knights of Pluto gives [[SomedayThisWillComeInHandy information]] (in the first Disk) that this knight is a great fighter, these knights are great cannoneers, that this knight knows all the women in town, and things along that line.

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** Steiner from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' is a ''literal'' failure knight. His Despite his personal skills, his platoon (The Knights of Pluto) is the laughingstock of the Alexandrian military, his attempts to help or protect the Princess are undermined by everyone else in the cast (including the Princess herself), and he eventually [[spoiler: watches his own beloved Queen die, hoist by her own power-hungry petard.]] Fortunately, once he's hit rock bottom, things start to get better.
*** Well although his men are all incompetent idiots, Steiner himself seems to be respected enough by the kingdom and aside from a fairly large stick up his ass he's the 2nd strongest swordsman in Alexandria. He fulfills the trope perfectly though after the events of early Disc 3.
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When [[spoiler: Bahamut]] attacks Alexandria, his men start to redeem themselves when they perform specialized duties like readying the cannons, gathering information, protecting the citizens, and sending for reinforcements. You learn about which knights specialize in each area when one of the Knights of Pluto gives [[SomedayThisWillComeInHandy information]] (in the first Disk) that this knight is a great fighter, these knights are great cannoneers, that this knight knows all the women in town, and things along that line.
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