History Main / HeroicResolve

26th May '16 12:29:20 PM Willbyr
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Extremely common in [[ShonenDemographic shonen]] {{anime}} and action movies.

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Extremely common in [[ShonenDemographic shonen]] {{shonen|Demographic}} {{anime}} and action movies.



Note to well-meaning but [[GenreBlindness Genre Blind]] 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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Note to well-meaning but [[GenreBlindness Genre Blind]] {{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.






* All the good Saints in ''SaintSeiya'' have moments like this, but Seiya himself is the undisputed king of this trope. During the Sanctuary Arc, Saga uses his most powerful move, ''which renders all your five senses useless.'' The fact he knows both his friends and [[spoiler:Athena herself, Saori]] will die if he fails gives him the strength to reach a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. And that's just one of ''many'' moments like this.

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* All the good Saints in ''SaintSeiya'' ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' have moments like this, but Seiya himself is the undisputed king of this trope. During the Sanctuary Arc, Saga uses his most powerful move, ''which renders all your five senses useless.'' The fact he knows both his friends and [[spoiler:Athena herself, Saori]] will die if he fails gives him the strength to reach a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. And that's just one of ''many'' moments like this.



** An extremely rare villian example in ''{{Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas}}'' is [[{{Determinator}} Wyvern]] [[NobleDemon Rhadamanthys]]. Though he didn't start pouching out the good guys, him made it through multiple [[SuicideAttack fatal injuries]] because of this trope. Somewhat {{deconstructed}}, the horror.

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** An extremely rare villian example in ''{{Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas}}'' ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'' is [[{{Determinator}} Wyvern]] [[NobleDemon Rhadamanthys]]. Though he didn't start pouching out the good guys, him made it through multiple [[SuicideAttack fatal injuries]] because of this trope. Somewhat {{deconstructed}}, the horror.
19th May '16 10:06:53 AM Doug86
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* ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' 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/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''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.
18th May '16 2:02:12 PM shodaiultraman
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TheHero is battered and bruised; he can't keep up with his enemy. Then the villain picks up a child, girlfriend or similar loved one and draws back his weapon for the killing blow -- and suddenly the hero is able to ignore his wounds and charges his enemy, attacking with [[SpamAttack a flurry of furious blows]] that utterly overwhelms his opponent. Bonus points if given in conjunction with a WorldOfCardboardSpeech.

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TheHero is battered and bruised; he they can't keep up with his the enemy. Then the villain picks up a child, girlfriend spouse or similar loved one and draws back his their weapon for the killing blow -- and suddenly the hero is able to ignore his their wounds and charges his their enemy, attacking with [[SpamAttack a flurry of furious blows]] that utterly overwhelms his their opponent. Bonus points if given in conjunction with a WorldOfCardboardSpeech.
9th May '16 11:21:04 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* For all intents and purposes, the Spiral Energy that powers [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren-Lagann]] ''is'' heroic resolve. If the Spiral Energy Meter Maxes out, expect something awesome to happen. This hits the peak in the battle against Lord Genome. Every time Simon picks himself up to fight again, Lord Genome is there to slap him back down. At the point when you think Simon's finally won, Lord Genome gets out of his mech and calmly ''slugs Lagann in the face with his bare hands.''

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* For all intents and purposes, the Spiral Energy that powers [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren-Lagann]] ''is'' heroic resolve. If the Spiral Energy Meter Maxes out, expect something awesome to happen. This hits the peak in the battle against Lord Genome. Every time Simon picks himself up to fight again, Lord Genome is there to slap him back down. At the point when you think Simon's finally won, Lord Genome gets out of his mech and calmly ''slugs Lagann in the face with his bare hands.''
7th Apr '16 10:36:22 PM Gamermaster
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** ''VideoGame/Kingdom HeartsII'' is one Heroic Resolve after another. If you are defeated in certain boss fights, [[spoiler:King Mickey]] has to jump in and bail you out (depending on your choice and luck). A few Keyblade slaps to the enemy from this guy, and a liberal mashing of Triangle, and Sora rises to his feet with strength renewed.

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** ''VideoGame/Kingdom HeartsII'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' is one Heroic Resolve after another. If you are defeated in certain boss fights, [[spoiler:King Mickey]] has to jump in and bail you out (depending on your choice and luck). A few Keyblade slaps to the enemy from this guy, and a liberal mashing of Triangle, and Sora rises to his feet with strength renewed.
18th Mar '16 4:03:08 PM Kalibre
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* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'': Licenceless Rider's main quality. He's either lacking in the powers department or just has a penchant for finding himself horribly outmatched, but he won't back down, even if he knows perfectly well he can't win, and will die if he keeps pushing. He's never won any of the matches we've seen, but he's never backed down from them either, even when he's at death's door.

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* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'': Licenceless Rider's main quality. He's either lacking in the powers department or just has a penchant for finding himself horribly outmatched, but he won't back down, even if he knows perfectly well he can't win, and will die if he keeps pushing. He's never won any of the matches we've seen, but he's never backed down from them either, even when he's at death's door. It even impresses Saitama, who at this point is more or less indestructible.
11th Mar '16 3:06:45 AM koldo27
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* in ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'' a hero that hits 100 has to pass an aptly named "resolve check" which will result in either this or a HeroicBSOD
24th Feb '16 1:55:10 AM Pastykake
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->''"Even if you get hacked up once or twice, when you're a {{badass}} you live through it to fight again."''

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->''"Even if you get hacked up once or twice, when you're a {{badass}} badass you live through it to fight again."''
31st Jan '16 12:33:49 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* ''NoMoreHeroes2'' has this to an extent as a form of LastChanceHitPoint, if you shake the controller hard enough after Travis takes a fatal blow, he will prevent himself from falling and replenish 4 blocks of health.
** This is also present in the ''PunchOut'' game for Wii, where Mac can force himself to continue fighting after a final TKO hit, complete with dramatic stomp and him growling in a HotBlooded way.

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* ''NoMoreHeroes2'' ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'' has this to an extent as a form of LastChanceHitPoint, if you shake the controller hard enough after Travis takes a fatal blow, he will prevent himself from falling and replenish 4 blocks of health.
** This is also present in the ''PunchOut'' ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' game for Wii, where Mac can force himself to continue fighting after a final TKO hit, complete with dramatic stomp and him growling in a HotBlooded way.
26th Jan '16 10:12:16 AM alezfilm869
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'': In the Season 15 premiere, Surrender Benson, Olivia begs Lewis not to kill her and agrees to do whatever he [[RapeAsDrama wants]] in exchange for her life, but after Lewis pulls a woman and her daughter into the room and threatens to rape them too, Olivia's resolve comes back and she taunts Lewis before managing to escape and subdue him.
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