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22nd Nov '16 3:38:17 PM ultimomant
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* In The ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'', the group finds another plumber that got stranded in the Mushroom Kingdom. He had finished building a machine that could get back to Brooklyn, but it had a short window of use. The Mario brothers have to choose between going back home or saving Princess Toadstool and Toad from King Koopa (who's theme of the episode was Genghis Koopa). Here's a hint on what they chose: this isn't the series finale.

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In The ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'', one episode, the group finds another plumber that got stranded in the Mushroom Kingdom. He had finished building a machine that could get back to Brooklyn, but it had a short window of use. The Mario brothers have to choose between going back home or saving Princess Toadstool and Toad from King Koopa (who's theme of the episode was Genghis Koopa). Here's a hint on what they chose: this isn't the series finale.



* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', "The Big Day": Otto is out to win a skating tourney, with a training trip with Shaun White as its top prize. He ends up having to convince his father's bride-to-be that he's ready for a new mother, even though he's been against it all this time, instead.

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"The Big Day": Day", Otto is out to win a skating tourney, with a training trip with Shaun White as its top prize. He ends up having to convince his father's bride-to-be that he's ready for a new mother, even though he's been against it all this time, instead.



* On ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'', Eliza had to make a Sister or Idol Decision during a volcanic eruption. Debbie needed help freeing a trapped foot, but Eliza had been hoping to make off with a chest of gold coins for herself. Three guesses.

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Eliza had to make a Sister or Idol Decision during a volcanic eruption. Debbie needed help freeing a trapped foot, but Eliza had been hoping to make off with a chest of gold coins for herself. Three guesses.



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Zuko has a choice between going after the Avatar, whose capture would restore his honor, or saving his uncle Iroh who has been imprisoned by the Earth Kingdom. After much agonizing, he chooses Iroh.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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Zuko has a choice between going after the Avatar, whose capture would restore his honor, or saving his uncle Iroh who has been imprisoned by the Earth Kingdom. After much agonizing, he chooses Iroh.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', ComicBook/PlasticMan (who is obsessed with money) has to choose between taking the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain]]'s gold/jewels or saving Batman, who was a great friend/mentor and kept giving him chances to better himself, even helping him [[HeelFaceTurn get out of prison]]. He saves Batman of course but is distracted by the loot for a bit, so by the time he reaches Batman, he had already been [[AppliedPhlebotinum turned into an ape]]. Luckily, the treasure [[ItMakesSenseInContext helped him fight off]] the villain and his henchman and the transformation was reversed.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', ComicBook/PlasticMan (who is obsessed with money) has to choose between taking the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain]]'s gold/jewels or saving Batman, who was a great friend/mentor and kept giving him chances to better himself, even helping him [[HeelFaceTurn get out of prison]]. He saves Batman of course but is distracted by the loot for a bit, so by the time he reaches Batman, he had already been [[AppliedPhlebotinum turned into an ape]]. Luckily, the treasure [[ItMakesSenseInContext helped him fight off]] the villain and his henchman henchmen and the transformation was reversed.


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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': In "Bon Bon the Birthday Clown", [[BigBad Ludo]] grabs Star's spell book and tries to escape. Marco grabs him, but Ludo points out Star is about to get sucked into a portal. Marco chooses to save Star.
2nd Nov '16 4:43:23 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': ComicBook/HarleyQuinn had to decide between saving a girl's eyesight or getting codes that give her lots of money. [[spoiler:She chooses the money. But hey, at least she feels guilty.]] Considering that you can restore someone's eyesight [[http://www.hollows.org/ for 25$]], that doesn't sound like a hard decision.

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': ComicBook/HarleyQuinn had to decide between saving a girl's eyesight or getting codes that give her lots of money. [[spoiler:She chooses the money. But hey, at least she feels guilty.]] Considering that you can restore someone's eyesight [[http://www.hollows.org/ for 25$]], that doesn't sound like a hard decision.barely look at herself in the mirror afterwards and the girl in question deals with it better than Harley does.]]
12th Sep '16 3:21:24 PM VicGeorge2011
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* Near the end of ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "The Smurfs And The Book That Tells Everything", Brainy is trapped on a rock with Baby Smurf and the titular book and he is forced to choose either to save Baby or the book in order to swim across to safety. The book tells Brainy since that it's more important, he should sacrifice Baby. Brainy thinks that the book is a monster and so throws the book into the water and swims to safety with Baby.

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* Near the end of ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "The Smurfs And The Book That Tells Everything", Brainy is trapped on a rock in the middle of a flooded river with Baby Smurf and the titular book book, and he is forced to choose either to save Baby or the book in order to swim across to safety. The book tells Brainy since that it's more important, he should sacrifice Baby. Brainy thinks that the book is a monster and so throws the book into the water and swims to safety with Baby.
30th Aug '16 10:14:27 PM Vir
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the '''only''' way to gain all fifteen Daedric artefacts for the Oblivion Walker achievement involves [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder stabbing your ally]] [[KickTheDog in the back]] in most of their associated quests, or else [[LostForever losing the chance]] to gain the artefact involved. Understandable, since the Daedra are for the most part, a collection of JerkassGods.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the '''only''' way to gain all fifteen Daedric artefacts artifacts for the Oblivion Walker "Oblivion Walker" achievement involves [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder stabbing your ally]] [[KickTheDog in the back]] in most of their associated quests, or else [[LostForever losing the chance]] to gain the artefact artifact involved. Understandable, since the Daedra are for the most part, a collection of JerkassGods.
25th Aug '16 9:33:00 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'': In the backstory, Anguirus once had a choice to either absorb some mana crystals to gain his full potential, or allow Baragon to absorb them to heal his fatal injuries. He chose to save Baragon, deciding power was worthless without his friends.
28th Jul '16 8:21:08 AM Willbyr
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* In the ''RecordOfLodossWar'' {{OVA}} there is a great example of this trope starring the villains. When Black Knight Ashram is given the chance to take the Scepter of Domination before the good guys can or save the life of dark elf Pirotess he [[spoiler: actually picks saving her over the scepter. She dies anyway, unfortunately.]]

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* In the ''RecordOfLodossWar'' ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' {{OVA}} there is a great example of this trope starring the villains. When Black Knight Ashram is given the chance to take the Scepter of Domination before the good guys can or save the life of dark elf Pirotess he [[spoiler: actually picks saving her over the scepter. She dies anyway, unfortunately.]]



* Before the ''{{Naruto}}'' timeline begins, Sakumo Hatake faced a choice between his comrades or a mission. He abandoned the mission, saved their lives and was ostracised by his entire country. Eventually he committed {{seppuku}}, and his son got the wrong message and spent the next few years of his life turning himself into an emotionless and ''successful'' weapon. Life can be stupid.
* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' - Played literally with Miki in episode 24 when she has a chance to become the solo MC of the show to be aired in the timeslot that would succeed the [[ShowWithinAShow "Are we live?"]] show.

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* Before the ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' timeline begins, Sakumo Hatake faced a choice between his comrades or a mission. He abandoned the mission, saved their lives and was ostracised by his entire country. Eventually he committed {{seppuku}}, and his son got the wrong message and spent the next few years of his life turning himself into an emotionless and ''successful'' weapon. Life can be stupid.
* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'' - Played literally with Miki in episode 24 when she has a chance to become the solo MC of the show to be aired in the timeslot that would succeed the [[ShowWithinAShow "Are we live?"]] show.
17th Jun '16 12:58:10 AM gewunomox
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* In the ConceptAlbum ''TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway'' by Music/{{Genesis}}, the protagonist [[UnreliableNarrator Rael]] is ultimately confronted with a situation where he can either escape from the mad dream he has been caught in and go back to his normal life in New York City, or risk dangerous rapids to rescue his drowning brother John (who has repeatedly refused to help Rael in his times of need). [[spoiler: He decides to save John from the rapids, but during the confusion and peril of the struggle, the mad dream takes another turn and Rael finds that he and John are actually the same person]]. See also: [[spoiler: TomatoInTheMirror]], [[spoiler: TwistEnding]], and [[spoiler: ItWasHisSled]].

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* In the ConceptAlbum ''TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway'' ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway'' by Music/{{Genesis}}, the protagonist [[UnreliableNarrator Rael]] is ultimately confronted with a situation where he can either escape from the mad dream he has been caught in and go back to his normal life in New York City, or risk dangerous rapids to rescue his drowning brother John (who has repeatedly refused to help Rael in his times of need). [[spoiler: He decides to save John from the rapids, but during the confusion and peril of the struggle, the mad dream takes another turn and Rael finds that he and John are actually the same person]]. See also: [[spoiler: TomatoInTheMirror]], [[spoiler: TwistEnding]], and [[spoiler: ItWasHisSled]].
16th Jun '16 3:59:16 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Anime/PrettySammy'' storyline in the ''[[TenchiMuyo No Need for Tenchi]]'' manga series, Pixy Misa had set things up for Tenchi to learn Sasami was Pretty Sammy, then turned him into a monster during a school play about Pretty Sammy (with Sasami as the heroine, natch). Pixy Misa forced Sasami to chose between revealing her identity and stopping the monster or letting the monster go on its rampage and maintain her identity (either way, Rumia would end up winning). [[TakeAThirdOption Tsunami, then, steps in,]], [[SpannerInTheWorks disguised as Pretty Sammy]], allowing Sasami to swap up and save the day.

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* In the ''Anime/PrettySammy'' storyline in the ''[[TenchiMuyo ''[[Anime/TenchiMuyo No Need for Tenchi]]'' manga series, Pixy Misa had set things up for Tenchi to learn Sasami was Pretty Sammy, then turned him into a monster during a school play about Pretty Sammy (with Sasami as the heroine, natch). Pixy Misa forced Sasami to chose between revealing her identity and stopping the monster or letting the monster go on its rampage and maintain her identity (either way, Rumia would end up winning). [[TakeAThirdOption Tsunami, then, steps in,]], [[SpannerInTheWorks disguised as Pretty Sammy]], allowing Sasami to swap up and save the day.
7th Jun '16 7:45:44 PM Tallens
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* ''Film/K2SirenOfTheHimalayas'': Team leader Fabrizio Zangrilli on one of his climbs up K2 was within an hour of the summit, but saw a porter that had suffered a stroke, so the priority became getting him down the mountain.
28th May '16 6:08:04 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', Negi is forced to either stay behind and fight a giant monster so his students can escape with a magical book that can make them smarter (for the big exams) or dump the book so they can all escape safely. [[spoiler: Subverted in that Negi ends up ''trying'' to stay behind, but Asuna decides to make the "right" choice for him anyway.]]

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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Negi is forced to either stay behind and fight a giant monster so his students can escape with a magical book that can make them smarter (for the big exams) or dump the book so they can all escape safely. [[spoiler: Subverted in that Negi ends up ''trying'' to stay behind, but Asuna decides to make the "right" choice for him anyway.]]
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