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16th Apr '18 2:22:34 AM Loekman3
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* At the climax of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Anna wants to get a kiss from Kristoff that would hopefully thaw out her frozen heart but then she saw her estranged sister about to be murdered by treacherous fiancee who wants to murder her to become the new King of Arendelle. Immediately she abandons the chance to save her own life and rush to Elsa's aid by shielding her from Hans's blow. Since this counts as an ActOfTrueLove, she ended up thawing out moments later.
30th Mar '18 4:42:28 AM F1Krazy
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Squirrel Jokes", Spongebob finds success as a stand-up comedian, but his only funny jokes [[FantasticRacism are at Sandy's expense]]. When Sandy tells him to cut it out, he finds himself having to choose on-stage between his friend or his career. He drops the microphone, walks away... [[SubvertedTrope then returns for one last squirrel joke]]. Sandy does eventually "convince" Spongebob to change his material, however.
14th Mar '18 2:08:18 AM ActualScientist
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** In the series finale [[spoiler: Chuck has been able to recover the non-faulty Intersect needed to restore Sarah's memories. However, a theater full of people, Beckman included, is being threatened with a bomb that will detonate in a few minutes, and the only method to diffuse it is stored within the Intersect, which he's ultimately forced to re-upload into himself. However, it's strongly hinted that Sarah's memory will gradually return.]]

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** In the series finale [[spoiler: Chuck has been able to recover the non-faulty Intersect needed to restore Sarah's memories. However, a theater full of people, Beckman included, is being threatened with a bomb that will detonate in a few minutes, and the only method to diffuse defuse it is stored within the Intersect, which he's ultimately forced to re-upload into himself. However, it's strongly hinted that Sarah's memory will gradually return.]]
15th Feb '18 10:03:33 PM Nadim
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** [[spoiler: Justin is also this in the same situation as he cross the finish line and was just about to be crowned the Family Wizard, but refuses the position and gives it to Alex in graditute for saving him.]]

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** [[spoiler: Justin is also this in the same situation as he cross crossed the finish line and was just about to be crowned the Family Wizard, but refuses the position and gives it to Alex in graditute for saving him.]]
15th Feb '18 10:02:31 PM Nadim
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* On ''Series/{{Wizards of Waverly Place}}'', [[spoiler: this is how Alex won the Wizard Competition in the GrandFinale. She was in the lead during the final round and was just about to cross the finish line, but immediately turns back to help Justin remove his leg from a plant he got caught in.]]
** [[spoiler: Justin is also this in the same situation as he cross the finish line and was just about to be crowned the Family Wizard, but refuses the position and gives it to Alex in graditute for saving him.]]
27th Jan '18 9:40:59 PM Nadim
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brandy and Mr Whiskers}}'': Mr Whiskers saves Brandy from falling into the collapsing rather than the gameboy he had been obsessing over throughout the episode.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brandy and Mr Whiskers}}'': Mr Whiskers saves Brandy from falling into the collapsing cave rather than the gameboy he had been obsessing over throughout the episode.
27th Jan '18 9:35:15 PM Nadim
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* At the end of ''Film/MeetDave'', the aliens realize that they only have enough power to either retrieve the orb and save Earth or go home. Fortunately, Josh's quick thinking allows them to [[TakeAThirdOption do both]].



* This is the basic premise of the series finale of ''Series/HannahMontana'', as Miley must choose between starring in a big-budget movie in Paris co-starring Creator/TomCruise and directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg, and going to a CaliforniaUniversity with her BFF Lilly. She tries one last ZanyScheme of trying to convince Lilly she'd be too troublesome to room with her, getting into an argument with Lilly that nearly ends their long friendship. Miley then tries to convince Lilly to abandon college for a year to go join her in Paris,but a comment to Lilly from Oliver at the airport convinces Lilly to stay and tearfully and reluctantly let Miley go shoot her movie without her. After Miley stays in her hotel, lonely, guilty, and greatly missing Lilly. [[spoiler:Miley is next seen knocking on the door on Lilly's dorm, extending her hand, introducing herself as Lilly's "new neighbor", and telling her that there'll be millions of chances to make a movie or do a tour, but only one chance to go to college with her best friend. The two hug, and the episode ends.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Awwwwwww.]]

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* In the ''Series/{{Austin and Ally}}'' episode "Relationships & Red Carpets", Austin is forced to decide between revealing his relationship with Ally to the world and getting fired or breaking up with Ally to keep his job. Ultimately, he chooses the former preferring to be unemployed than to live without Ally.
* This is the basic premise of the series finale of ''Series/HannahMontana'', as Miley must choose between starring in a big-budget movie in Paris co-starring Creator/TomCruise and directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg, and going to a CaliforniaUniversity with her BFF Lilly. She tries one last ZanyScheme of trying to convince Lilly she'd be too troublesome to room with her, getting into an argument with Lilly that nearly ends their long friendship. Miley then tries to convince Lilly Lily to abandon college for a year to go join her in Paris,but a comment to Lilly from Oliver at the airport convinces Lilly to stay and tearfully and reluctantly let Miley go shoot her movie without her. After Miley stays in her hotel, lonely, guilty, and greatly missing Lilly. [[spoiler:Miley is next seen knocking on the door on Lilly's dorm, extending her hand, introducing herself as Lilly's "new neighbor", and telling her that there'll be millions of chances to make a movie or do a tour, but only one chance to go to college with her best friend. The two hug, and the episode ends.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Awwwwwww.]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brandy and Mr Whiskers}}'': Mr Whiskers saves Brandy from falling into the collapsing rather than the gameboy he had been obsessing over throughout the episode.
9th Jan '18 4:25:03 PM nombretomado
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* In [[TheKaneChronicles The Red Pyramid]], Sadie Kane's father has been magically bound to the Egyptian god Osiris and captured in a coffin by the god Set (ItMakesSenseInContext). When she finally discovers the coffin, it is inside a magic pyramid created by Set. She learns that if she breaks open the coffin, she can probably save her father, but the power of Osiris will be consumed by Set, allowing him to reduce North America to a desert wasteland. On the other hand, if she uses The Scroll Of Banishing Set (Egyptian magic scrolls have very descriptive names), she can banish Set and save the country, but the destruction of Set's pyramid will kill her father. Very unusually, she choses to use the scroll.

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* In [[TheKaneChronicles ''[[Literature/TheKaneChronicles The Red Pyramid]], Pyramid]]'', Sadie Kane's father has been magically bound to the Egyptian god Osiris and captured in a coffin by the god Set (ItMakesSenseInContext). When she finally discovers the coffin, it is inside a magic pyramid created by Set. She learns that if she breaks open the coffin, she can probably save her father, but the power of Osiris will be consumed by Set, allowing him to reduce North America to a desert wasteland. On the other hand, if she uses The Scroll Of Banishing Set (Egyptian magic scrolls have very descriptive names), she can banish Set and save the country, but the destruction of Set's pyramid will kill her father. Very unusually, she choses to use the scroll.
10th Dec '17 9:17:32 AM Gideoncrawle
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** The entire "lost in space" element was borne of such a decision in the pilot. And that wasn't even a friend, being as Voyager had just arrived there.
** Subverted in "Prime Factors", when several of the crew conspire to betray their new-found allies to acquire their technology, which could conceivably send them home. Unfortunately, said technology turns out to be incompatible with ''Voyager'' and nearly blows up the ship when they attempt to use it, therefore making it [[YankTheDogsChain utterly useless]].

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** The entire "lost in space" element was borne of such a decision in the pilot. And pilot, when Janeway orders the destruction of technology that wasn't could have gotten them home to stop it falling into the hands of the Kazon, who would have used it to destroy the Ocampa. And teh Ocampa weren't even a friend, being friends, as Voyager had such, just arrived there.
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** Subverted in "Prime Factors", when several of the crew conspire to betray their new-found allies to acquire their technology, which could conceivably send them have cut decades off their journey home. Unfortunately, Unfortunately for the conspirators, said technology turns out to be incompatible with ''Voyager'' ''Voyager'''s tech, and nearly blows up the ship when they attempt to use it, therefore thereby making it [[YankTheDogsChain utterly useless]].AllForNothing.
10th Dec '17 9:06:15 AM Gideoncrawle
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* This happens twice in the ''Film/JamesBond'' movie ''Film/GoldenEye''. During the second, the BigBad even says "So, what's the choice James? Two targets; time enough for one shot: the girl or the mission?" The game uses the same scenario, but with a possible subversion; if the player stands at exactly the right angle, it is possible to kill the person holding the girl hostage, and shoot TheDragon before they get the shield down. This buys you more time in the escape scene.

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* This happens twice in the ''Film/JamesBond'' movie ''Film/GoldenEye''. During the second, the BigBad even says "So, what's the choice James? Two targets; time enough for one shot: the girl or the mission?" The game uses the same scenario, but with a possible subversion; leaves an opening to subvert the trope; if the player stands at exactly the right angle, it is possible to kill the person holding the girl hostage, and shoot TheDragon before they get the shield down. This buys you more time in the escape scene.
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