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6th Nov '17 9:09:28 PM TheSinful
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* During the 15th Angel's attack in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12615936/13/Transposed Transposed]]'', Shinji is the only pilot capable of fighting but has been disabled by it's MindRape. Realizing Shinji's in danger, Rei regains consciousness (in a fit of rage, Asuka had beaten her nearly to death) and quite literally drags herself across the floor from her hospital room all the way to her EVA and manages to initiate it's start up. [[SubvertedTrope Sadly, the spirit inside her EVA refuses to cooperate and she's unable to sync]].
1st Nov '17 7:42:49 PM darkemyst
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** Neville spends a lot of time offscreen, but astounding resolve is implied. In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Sorcerer's Stone]]'', he forces himself to stop Harry, Ron and Hermione (who are among the few people to treat him with any respect) from violating curfew. He didn't present much of an obstacle, but Dumbledore himself honored the boy's willingness to do what he thought was right. This turned out to foreshadow his entire Hogwarts career. Upon learning in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' that the woman who had been serving a life sentence for driving his parents insane was on the loose, Neville dedicates himself to training in defensive magic, with such commitment and determination that even Harry finds his progress impressive... in fact, a bit alarming.
4th Sep '17 11:50:55 AM MiinU
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*''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': In episode 8, Lisara decides to face Gadalbolg on her own, so she leaves Ryosuke behind. Her cousin, Quele, explains that she did it to prevent Gadalbolg from [[spoiler: getting his hands on [[SoulCuttingBlade Gram]]]], which lay dormant in Ryosuke's body. It renews his determination to save Lisara and Mina, which gives him the strength to [[spoiler: draw Gram]] once again.
7th Jul '17 9:31:31 AM Piterpicher
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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Kouji is a HotBlooded TheDeterminator fights for saving innocent people, so he has plenty moments like this. Threatens someone innocents and he will go TheBerserker. A good example happens in ''ShinMazingerZero'': TheDragon Baron Ashura has managed gets Mazinger-Z and Aphrodite-A trapped, but instead of ordering one of his [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beasts]] targeting Kouji he orders it targeting Sayaka because she pissed him off (by wrecking THREE of his Beasts), so he wants to kill her as Kouji witness it helplessly. It was NOT a good idea (You do not know what an UnstoppableRage is until you see an angry Kouji charging).

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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Kouji is a HotBlooded TheDeterminator fights for saving innocent people, so he has plenty moments like this. Threatens someone innocents and he will go TheBerserker. A good example happens in ''ShinMazingerZero'': ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'': TheDragon Baron Ashura has managed gets Mazinger-Z and Aphrodite-A trapped, but instead of ordering one of his [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beasts]] targeting Kouji he orders it targeting Sayaka because she pissed him off (by wrecking THREE of his Beasts), so he wants to kill her as Kouji witness it helplessly. It was NOT a good idea (You do not know what an UnstoppableRage is until you see an angry Kouji charging).
22nd Jun '17 10:10:58 PM LBHills
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If the character is ''only'' in any way competent in this kind of situation, you're dealing with a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass scenario. It may also come from the last straw in a campaign to BreakTheCutie being reached, thus providing an example to the bad guys of why they should BewareTheNiceOnes.

Note to well-meaning but {{Genre Blind|ness}} friends and allies: [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity do not try this intentionally]]. If TheVirus is involved, then it's likely a case of HeroicWillpower. Note to anyone with a VillainBall: don't [[ForcedToWatch force a hero to watch a loved one in pain]] if he or she is known to have Heroic Resolve.

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If the character is ''only'' in any way competent in this kind of situation, you're dealing with either LetsGetDangerous or a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass scenario. It may also come from the last straw in a campaign to BreakTheCutie being reached, thus providing an example to the bad guys of why they should BewareTheNiceOnes.

Note to well-meaning but {{Genre Blind|ness}} friends and allies: [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity do not try this intentionally]]. If TheVirus is involved, then it's likely a case of HeroicWillpower. Note to anyone with a VillainBall: don't [[ForcedToWatch force a hero to watch a loved one in pain]] if he or she pain:]] this is known to have Heroic Resolve.
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4th May '17 7:56:22 AM Billy_Guess
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*In ''WesternAnimation/MetalocalypseTheDoomstarRequiem'' the band finds this at the end of the song "The Crossroads" before plunging in to save Toki and Abigail for real.
**"Let's do what we came here to do."
10th Apr '17 10:16:51 AM Gosicrystal
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* Cloud in the original ''Final Fantasy VII'' during the ''real'' flashback to the showdown with Sephiroth in the backstory. Even after he gets run through the gut by Sephiroth's giant sword and lifted into the air with it, he grabs the blade with both hands and uses it as leverage to hurl Sephiroth off the platform into the lifestream pit below. Not bad for a scrawny kid who couldn't make the cut for the SuperSoldier program and had to enlist as a lowly grunt instead.

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* Cloud in the original ''Final Fantasy VII'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' during the ''real'' flashback to the showdown with Sephiroth in the backstory. Even after he gets run through the gut by Sephiroth's giant sword and lifted into the air with it, he grabs the blade with both hands and uses it as leverage to hurl Sephiroth off the platform into the lifestream pit below. Not bad for a scrawny kid who couldn't make the cut for the SuperSoldier program and had to enlist as a lowly grunt instead.
10th Apr '17 10:14:48 AM Gosicrystal
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** Cloud himself in the original ''Final Fantasy VII'' during the ''real'' flashback to the showdown with Sephiroth in the backstory. Even after he gets run through the gut by Sephiroth's giant sword and lifted into the air with it, he grabs the blade with both hands and uses it as leverage to hurl Sephiroth off the platform into the lifestream pit below. Not bad for a scrawny kid who couldn't make the cut for the SuperSoldier program and had to enlist as a lowly grunt instead.

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** * Cloud himself in the original ''Final Fantasy VII'' during the ''real'' flashback to the showdown with Sephiroth in the backstory. Even after he gets run through the gut by Sephiroth's giant sword and lifted into the air with it, he grabs the blade with both hands and uses it as leverage to hurl Sephiroth off the platform into the lifestream pit below. Not bad for a scrawny kid who couldn't make the cut for the SuperSoldier program and had to enlist as a lowly grunt instead.
29th Dec '16 4:01:15 PM MiddleEighth
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*Though not particularly possessed of this, John displays some in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' when he's being disabled by a sonic stunner until he hears George screaming in agony. John manages to drag himself behind a tree and out of the sonic stunner's beam so he can go rescue George.
21st Dec '16 11:04:43 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' wrote the book on this one; as far back as the sixties, Spidey has shown a marked increase in strength, durability, and badassery (accompanied by a decrease in [[YouFightLikeACow smartassery]]) whenever Aunt May, Mary Jane, Gwen Stacy, etc. are in trouble. Being Mr. Responsibility, he also responds this way to endangered random innocents as well, going so far as to occasionally ''hold up buildings'' to save them. The first instance of this was when he overextended his strength by about five times the (then) official rating to get some AppliedPhlebotinum to Aunt May after being trapped under debris weighing as much as some small planetoids.

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* ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' wrote the book on this one; as far back as the sixties, Spidey has shown a marked increase in strength, durability, and badassery (accompanied by a decrease in [[YouFightLikeACow smartassery]]) whenever Aunt May, Mary Jane, Gwen Stacy, etc. are in trouble. Being Mr. Responsibility, he also responds this way to endangered random innocents as well, going so far as to occasionally ''hold up buildings'' to save them. The first instance of this was when he overextended his strength by about five times the (then) official rating to get some AppliedPhlebotinum to Aunt May after being trapped under debris weighing as much as some small planetoids.planetoids.
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** Superman may be worn out, wounded, beaten or almost dead, but menaces [[Comicbook/LoisLane his wife]], [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} his cousin]], [[Comicbook/{{Superboy}} his son]], his parents or his friends and ''you'' wish you were dead. Even hurting [[Comicbook/KryptoTheSuperdog his dog]] is suicidal.
** In the ''Superman: Brainiac'' arc, Superman has been beaten, captured and imprisoned by Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}. Still, when he sees Brainiac has stolen Metropolis and captured Lois, he shatters his shackles and fights on.
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}. Even if she looks hurt or is dying, never, ever, try to harm her cousin ''under no circumstance''.
** In ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', she was hurt and beaten. Then the Anti-Monitor (an universe-eating EldritchAbomination) tried to kill Superman. She pounced on the Anti-Monitor and delivered such a brutal beatdown that she she almost killed him.
** In ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' Kara was dying after her battle with a [[EldritchAbomination worldkiller]]. She was sick from Kryptonite-poisoning, worn-out and her heart hardly beat. Then the world-killer proclaimed her cousin would be his next victim. Thirty seconds later she had hurled the biological living weapon into the Sun.
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