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21st Feb '17 4:53:05 AM BoukenDutch
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* This is a driving factor in ''Film/Elysium.'' Max has been exposed to lethal levels of radiation because of his employer's negligence, and his girlfriend's daughter is dying of cancer. He agrees to commit a dangerous robbery in order to pay for his ticket to the titular space station, where magical machines that can heal anything are freely available.

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* This is a driving factor in ''Film/Elysium.'' ''{{Film/Elysium}}''. Max has been exposed to lethal levels of radiation because of his employer's negligence, and his girlfriend's daughter is dying of cancer. He agrees to commit a dangerous robbery in order to pay for his ticket to the titular space station, where magical machines that can heal anything are freely available.
12th Dec '16 5:38:17 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The Turkish SoapOpera ''Binbir Gece'' (VERY loosely based on ''Literature/ArabianNights'') has the beautiful DewterminedWidow Sehrazat, whose son Kaan has leukemia. Having been rejected by her dead husband's family and being desperate for any source of moeny to pay for the treatment, she's stuck with an offer from her ''very'' handsome boss Onur, who offers to put up enough "dough"... [[SleepingWithTheBoss on the condition that she spends a whole night with him.]]

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* The Turkish SoapOpera ''Binbir Gece'' (VERY loosely based on ''Literature/ArabianNights'') has the beautiful DewterminedWidow Sehrazat, DeterminedWidow Sehrzat, whose son Kaan has leukemia. Having been rejected by her dead husband's family and being desperate for any source of moeny to pay for the treatment, she's stuck with an offer from her ''very'' handsome boss Onur, who offers to Onur (who has been crushin on her for a while): he will put up enough "dough"... [[SleepingWithTheBoss on the condition that she spends a whole night with him.]]
12th Dec '16 5:37:26 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The Turkish SoapOpera ''Binbir Gece'' (VERY loosely based on ''Literature/ArabianNights'') has the beautiful DewterminedWidow Sehrazat, whose son Kaan has leukemia. Having been rejected by her dead husband's family and being desperate for any source of moeny to pay for the treatment, she's stuck with an offer from her ''very'' handsome boss Onur, who offers to put up enough "dough"... [[SleepingWithTheBoss on the condition that she spends a whole night with him.]]
12th Dec '16 5:10:14 AM Dravencour
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* In ''Manga/MuhyoAndRoji'', Enchu's desire to support his sick and poor mother fuels his efforts to become an Executor. This is possibly deconstructed when the committee deciding whether he or Muhyo would be promoted was concerned about his preoccupation with his sick mother. Their concerns are not entirely unfounded, as her death, combined with his being passed over, triggers his FaceHeelTurn [[spoiler:as Teeki had planned when he killed her]].

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* In ''Manga/MuhyoAndRoji'', Enchu's desire to support his sick and poor mother fuels his efforts to become an Executor. This is possibly deconstructed when the committee deciding whether he or Muhyo would be promoted was concerned about his preoccupation with his sick mother. Their concerns are not entirely unfounded, as her death, combined with his being passed over, triggers his FaceHeelTurn [[spoiler:as [[spoiler:[[JustAsPlanned just as Teeki had planned when he killed her]].her]]]].
13th Nov '16 1:05:41 PM nombretomado
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* The Mirror Master in one issue of the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' spinoff comic is trying to raise the money for an operation for his wheelchair-bound son. At one point, he holds [[spoiler:illusionary people]] hostage and demands a ransom of exactly the amount he needs.

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* The Mirror Master in one issue of the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' spinoff comic is trying to raise the money for an operation for his wheelchair-bound son. At one point, he holds [[spoiler:illusionary people]] hostage and demands a ransom of exactly the amount he needs.
20th Oct '16 8:21:53 PM Berrenta
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* The French film ''Yamakasi'' has this for a premise. A small boy gets hurt trying to imitate the famous [[LeParkour Parkour]] group and needs very expensive surgery which his family is too poor to afford. So the Yamakasi decide to apologize to the family by robbing some very rich people and paying for the surgery, [[ExtremeSportExcusePlot doing awesome stunts in the process]]. A most blatant example of TheyJustDidntCare since in the French healthcare system you need not go to such extreme lengths to get a treatment.

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* The French film ''Yamakasi'' has this for a premise. A small boy gets hurt trying to imitate the famous [[LeParkour Parkour]] group and needs very expensive surgery which his family is too poor to afford. So the Yamakasi decide to apologize to the family by robbing some very rich people and paying for the surgery, [[ExtremeSportExcusePlot doing awesome stunts in the process]]. A most blatant example of TheyJustDidntCare since in the French healthcare system you need not go to such extreme lengths to get a treatment.
16th Oct '16 6:02:49 PM nombretomado
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** In [[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: The Blazing Sword]]'', Dorcas joins up with a group of bandits to earn money the medicine his IllGirl wife needs. Fortunately, Lyn is there to straighten him out.

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** In [[FireEmblemElibe [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: The Blazing Sword]]'', Dorcas joins up with a group of bandits to earn money the medicine his IllGirl wife needs. Fortunately, Lyn is there to straighten him out.
16th Oct '16 6:01:37 PM nombretomado
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* As mentioned below, in [[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem Blazing Sword]] Dorcas starts as a bandit to earn money for the medicine his wife Natalie needs. After being steered away from it and joining Lyndis's group, he switches to the non-criminal motivation, and in either Eliwood's or Hector's routes he and his best friend Bartre join the troops to earn the money they still are in need of. If Dorcas makes it to the end, he gets said money and meds, and Natalie starts recovering soon.

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* As mentioned below, in [[FireEmblemElibe [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem Blazing Sword]] Dorcas starts as a bandit to earn money for the medicine his wife Natalie needs. After being steered away from it and joining Lyndis's group, he switches to the non-criminal motivation, and in either Eliwood's or Hector's routes he and his best friend Bartre join the troops to earn the money they still are in need of. If Dorcas makes it to the end, he gets said money and meds, and Natalie starts recovering soon.
11th Oct '16 5:34:33 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'', Alexander Volg Zanghief comes to Japan to earn money from professional boxing and help his ill and poor mother in Russia. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he fails.]]

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* In ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'', Alexander Volg Zanghief Zangief comes to Japan to earn money from professional boxing and help his ill and poor mother in Russia. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he fails.]]



* O-Ren from ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' has been working in a brothel since she was 13 to pay for her mother's treatment. It's implied several other prostitutes are in the same boat. Giichi became a government spy to take care of his son, who dies part way through the story.

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* ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'':
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O-Ren from ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' has been working in a brothel since she was 13 to pay for her mother's treatment. It's implied several other prostitutes are in the same boat.
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Giichi became a government spy to take care of his son, who dies part way through the story.



* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', [[spoiler:Akira and Natsumi]] sell themselves into slavery in [[spoiler:the Magical World]] to get the medicines for an ill [[spoiler:Ako]]. While she gets better soon, said meds are so expensive that she has to sell herself as well. Negi finds out and signs up at a local tournament to raise money and release them.
* The reason why [[spoiler:Tokiko]] from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' became the local HotScientist was to find a cure [[spoiler:for her little brother Mamiya]]. [[spoiler:She failed, and Mamiya died in another incident. The "Mamiya" that Mikage sees is actually Anthy in disguise, as he had mentally blocked out the real one's death.]]

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* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', [[spoiler:Akira and Natsumi]] sell themselves into slavery in [[spoiler:the Magical World]] to get the medicines for an ill [[spoiler:Ako]]. While she gets better soon, said meds are so expensive that she has to sell herself as well. Negi finds out and signs up at a local tournament to raise money and release them.
them, [[spoiler: which works very well.]]
* The reason why [[spoiler:Tokiko]] [[spoiler:Tokiko Chida]] from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' became the local HotScientist was to find a cure [[spoiler:for her little brother Mamiya]]. [[spoiler:She failed, and Mamiya died in another incident. The "Mamiya" that Mikage sees is actually Anthy in disguise, as [[TraumaInducedAmnesia he had mentally blocked out the real one's death.death]].]]



* In ''Anime/HanaNoKoLunlun'', Lunlun befriends the kids of an OrphanageOfLove in Southern Italy, who are looking for a treasure from WorldWarTwo supposedly buried near the orphanage so they can get money for the local IllGirl's eye operation. [[spoiler: They find it -- and it's actually ''a not-detonated bomb''. As the police and the press arrive and everyone's eyes are on them, the desperate kids refuse to hand the bomb over even when the IllGirl pleads with them, and Lunlun then explains the situation to the camera and begs people for donations. This works, and the girl is soon operated (and it's implied some good-hearted people are offering to adopt the children.)]]

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* In ''Anime/HanaNoKoLunlun'', Lunlun befriends the kids of an OrphanageOfLove in Southern Italy, who are looking for a treasure from WorldWarTwo supposedly buried near the orphanage so they can get money for the local IllGirl's eye operation. [[spoiler: They find it -- and it's actually ''a not-detonated bomb''. As the police and the press arrive and everyone's eyes the whole country's attention are on them, the desperate kids refuse to hand the bomb over even ''even when the IllGirl pleads with them, them AND [[KickTheDog the GoldfishPoopGang tries to detonate it]]'', and Lunlun then explains the situation to the camera and begs people for donations. This works, and works: the girl is soon operated (and and it's implied some good-hearted people are offering to adopt the children.)]]]]



* During the Bega arc of Beyblade G Revolution it is revealed that Crusher only became a professional beyblader in order to earn money to pay for an expensive operation that his little sister Monica desperately needs. While he succeeds and Monica gets her operation, it also comes back to bite him in the ass when Boris holds this over his head as a means to manipulate him into sabotaging Tyson.

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* During the Bega arc of Beyblade ''Anime/BeyBlade G Revolution Revolution'' it is revealed that Crusher only became a professional beyblader in order to earn money to pay for an expensive operation that his little sister Monica desperately needs. While he succeeds and Monica gets her operation, it also comes back to bite him in the ass when Boris holds this over his head as a means to manipulate him into sabotaging Tyson.



** This carried over to the ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters King of Fighters]]'' series, which is an alternate continuity of both the ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' and ''Art of Fighting'' series. King entered the '94 tournanent to pay for Jan's operation, using her winnings in subsequent showings to pay for his continued treatment. The Women's Team '96 ending was a homage to King's ''[=AoF=] 2'' ending, as [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/neogeo/b/kof96gor.htm Mai and Kasumi]] combined their share of the winnings to surprise her, by flying Jan to their location so she could see him.

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** This carried over to the ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters King of Fighters]]'' series, which is an alternate continuity of both the ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' and ''Art of Fighting'' series. King entered the '94 tournanent tournament to pay for Jan's operation, using her winnings in subsequent showings to pay for his continued treatment. The Women's Team '96 ending was a homage to King's ''[=AoF=] 2'' ending, as [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/neogeo/b/kof96gor.htm Mai and Kasumi]] combined their share of the winnings to surprise her, by flying Jan to their location so she could see him.



* As mentioned below, in [[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem Blazing Sword]] Dorcas starts as a bandit to earn money for the medicine his wife needs. After being steered away from it and joining Lyndis's group, he switches to the non-criminal motivation, and in either Eliwood's or Hector's routes he and his best friend Bartre join the troops to earn the money they still are in need of. If Dorcas makes it to the end, he gets said money and meds, and Natalie starts recovering soon.

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* As mentioned below, in [[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem Blazing Sword]] Dorcas starts as a bandit to earn money for the medicine his wife Natalie needs. After being steered away from it and joining Lyndis's group, he switches to the non-criminal motivation, and in either Eliwood's or Hector's routes he and his best friend Bartre join the troops to earn the money they still are in need of. If Dorcas makes it to the end, he gets said money and meds, and Natalie starts recovering soon.



* Also happons in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', of which ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' is something of a SpiritualSuccessor. It ends just as badly for the thieves, although at least here they were actually able to get the cure for [[spoiler:one of the thieves's blind sister]], so their death wasn't totally in vain.

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* Also happons happens in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', of which ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' is something of a SpiritualSuccessor. It ends just as badly for the thieves, although at least here they were actually able to get the cure for [[spoiler:one of the thieves's blind sister]], sister, a girl named Stella]], so their death wasn't totally in vain.



* In ''Anime/WeissKreuz'', it's revealed early on that the reason Ran "Aya" Fujimiya became an assassin, and takes any job he's given (even though they are given the option to refuse jobs they don't like), is because his little sister Aya-chan is in a coma after an accident [[spoiler: (which turns out to ''not'' have been it)]], and he took up the work to pay for her medical bills. [[spoiler: She wakes up and recovers later.]]

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* In ''Anime/WeissKreuz'', it's revealed early on that the reason Ran "Aya" Fujimiya became an assassin, and takes any job he's given (even though they are given the option to refuse jobs they don't like), is because his little sister Aya-chan is in a coma after an accident [[spoiler: (which turns out to ''not'' have been it)]], accidental)]], and he took up the work to pay for her medical bills. [[spoiler: She wakes up and recovers later.]]



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem''

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[CountryMouse Holland]] joins some bandits to get enough money to take care of his heavily pregnant wife. The player must keep the guy alive to recruit a certain girl who is also press-ganged by the bandits, and whom he struck a friendship of sorts with: [[spoiler: Cordelia's KidFromTheFuture, Severa.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[CountryMouse Holland]] joins some bandits to get enough money to take care of his heavily pregnant wife. The player must keep the guy alive to recruit a certain girl who is also press-ganged by the bandits, bandits and whom he struck a friendship of sorts an OddFriendship with: [[spoiler: Cordelia's KidFromTheFuture, Severa.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': Long before Scott Lang became the second ComicBook/AntMan, he helped crime boss Crossfire rob banks to pay for the medical treatment of Scott's daughter, IllGirl Cassie.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': Long As pictured above, long before Scott Lang became the second ComicBook/AntMan, he helped crime boss Crossfire rob banks to pay for the medical treatment of Scott's daughter, IllGirl Cassie.
3rd Oct '16 11:28:36 AM valar55
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->''"You didn't really want to join the Black Order, Suman… you chose to become an exorcist to pay a treatment for your daughter's rare disease."''

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->''"You didn't really want to join the Black Order, Suman… you chose to become an exorcist to pay for a treatment for your daughter's rare disease."''



* The whole premise of ''Film/JohnQ'', a (rather {{Anvilicious}} for many) critic of the American health-care system. After failing to earn enough money to operate his son Michael, John Quincy Archibald [[TakeAThirdOption Takes A Third Option]] and takes the hospital hostage, demanding a free treatment [[spoiler:and brewing a ThanatosGambit to get himself killed and donate his own heart to his kid. Even when John is eventually subdued, Michael is saved and it's strongly implied that John will leave jail rather soo, probably due to his desperate circumstances.]]

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* The whole premise of ''Film/JohnQ'', a (rather {{Anvilicious}} for many) critic critique of the American health-care system. After failing to earn enough money to operate on his son Michael, John Quincy Archibald [[TakeAThirdOption Takes A Third Option]] and takes the hospital hostage, demanding a free treatment [[spoiler:and brewing a ThanatosGambit to get himself killed and donate his own heart to his kid. Even when John is eventually subdued, Michael is saved and it's strongly implied that John will leave jail rather soo, probably due to his desperate circumstances.]]
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