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24th Sep '16 9:49:10 AM nombretomado
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* Li Tsung of ''{{Series/Longstreet}}''. In his first appearance, he saves Mike Longstreet from a gang of Long Shore-Men. Though it helps that he is played by BruceLee.

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* Li Tsung of ''{{Series/Longstreet}}''. In his first appearance, he saves Mike Longstreet from a gang of Long Shore-Men. Though it helps that he is played by BruceLee.Creator/BruceLee.
28th Aug '16 9:16:33 AM erforce
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** Although he seems to have just as much fun being rescued from such situations (see the Daredevil movie), as well as being turned away from the wedding in ''Film/FantasticFour 2''.
** And getting mistaken for Hugh Hefner in ''Film/IronMan''.

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** Although he seems to have just as much fun being rescued from such situations (see the Daredevil movie), as well as being turned away from the wedding in ''Film/FantasticFour 2''.
''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer''.
** And getting mistaken for Hugh Hefner in ''Film/IronMan''.''Film/IronMan1''.
18th Aug '16 7:16:36 PM hubakon1368
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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6461902 this rewrite]] of Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron, during Ultron's attack on Sokovia [[LittleMissBadass a little girl]], stands up to the killer robot by [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu throwing a rock at one of his drones]].
19th Jun '16 8:52:26 AM JM1982
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** Spider-Man is pursuing the Jason Macendale Hobgoblin, who has just kidnapped his son Jay. They're both pursued by [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/cldhrtsm.htm Coldheart]], a rogue government agent who's trying to kill them because her own son was killed in the crossfire of a superhero battle. Spider-Man defeats the Hobgoblin and saves Jay, but then Coldheart ambushes him. She's about to kill Spidey when Jay intervenes, pleading for her to leave Spider-Man alone. Jay's pleas are enough for Coldheart to let Spider-Man live.
10th May '16 6:52:31 PM Orbiting
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See also IAmSpartacus, which sometimes uses this. If he's the protagonist, then he becomes an ActionSurvivor. Compare GoodSamaritan, BadassBystander, CivilianPower, and HeroOfAnotherStory.

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See also IAmSpartacus, which sometimes uses this. If he's the protagonist, then he becomes an ActionSurvivor. Compare GoodSamaritan, BadassBystander, CivilianPower, and HeroOfAnotherStory.
3rd May '16 3:49:53 PM eroock
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* ''Franchise/DieHard''
** ''Film/DieHard'' John [=McClane=] ''has'' been a police officer, but he's never sent into the situations he gets into. He's just in the wrong place at the wrong time... and then again in ''DieHard2''.
** '''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'': [=McClane=] himself is not a bystander this time - he's a target. It's Creator/SamuelLJackson's Zeus who's the Heroic Bystander.
** ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' has the meek computer hacker Matt Farrell, who stands up and shoots a mook, twice!
2nd May '16 3:49:00 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:350: No clever comment here. This is just great. [[WorstAid Or is it?]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: No clever comment here. This is just great. [[WorstAid [[note]][[WorstAid Or is it?]]]]
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2nd May '16 3:48:28 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:350: No clever comment here. This is just great.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: No clever comment here. This is just great.]]
[[WorstAid Or is it?]]]]
1st May '16 6:45:23 PM ANTMuddle
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It doesn't have to be a life that is saved. A Heroic Bystander can also defend a [[CharacterWitness person's reputation]], distract a villain with a DefiantStoneThrow or [[GoodSamaritan help someone out who needs help]], when no one else is doing so.

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It doesn't have to be a life that is saved. A Heroic Bystander can also defend a [[CharacterWitness person's reputation]], distract a villain with a DefiantStoneThrow or [[GoodSamaritan help someone out who needs help]], [[BystanderSyndrome when no one else is doing so.
so]].
19th Apr '16 4:13:20 PM Pseudoname
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[[caption-width-right:350: No clever comment here. This is just great.]]
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