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26th Nov '16 12:39:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4879 Hero's Resolve]] is an actual card in TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering. With a pretty BadAss flavor text, we must add.

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* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4879 Hero's Resolve]] is an actual card in TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering. With a pretty BadAss badass flavor text, we must add.
14th Oct '16 4:08:37 PM nombretomado
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* Like mentioned above, in ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Sena's legs are pushed beyond exhaustion by repeatedly going up against JerkJock [[TheGift Agon]] in the Shinryuuji game. Agon is also having a grand time smacking Sena around at every opportunity. It's looking bad for Deimon; Shinryuuji is such a strong team and Agon is a big, vicious, unstoppable force. But then Agon mocks the Devil Bats' Christmas Bowl dream (particularly Hiruma, Kurita and Musashi's). It's the first (and only) time we ever see Sena get ''mad'' and go after someone with a previously unseen brutal will to fight.

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* Like mentioned above, in ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Sena's legs are pushed beyond exhaustion by repeatedly going up against JerkJock [[TheGift Agon]] in the Shinryuuji game. Agon is also having a grand time smacking Sena around at every opportunity. It's looking bad for Deimon; Shinryuuji is such a strong team and Agon is a big, vicious, unstoppable force. But then Agon mocks the Devil Bats' Christmas Bowl dream (particularly Hiruma, Kurita and Musashi's). It's the first (and only) time we ever see Sena get ''mad'' and go after someone with a previously unseen brutal will to fight.
24th Sep '16 9:03:41 AM JJHIL325
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Ed has shrapnel in his arm, and he is giving Father a full on beat down for [[spoiler:having Al give up his soul]].

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Ed has shrapnel in his arm, and he is giving Father a full on beat down for [[spoiler:having Al give up his soul]].soul in exchange for restoring Ed's original arm]].
17th Aug '16 4:49:19 AM Galacton
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Heroic Resolve is a variant of UnstoppableRage that is specifically in response to a threat against something or someone that [[AndYourLittleDogToo the hero cares deeply about]], gaining his new power purely from guts and the desire to protect. It's usually preceded by an AngryEyebrows shot.

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Heroic Resolve is a variant of UnstoppableRage HeroicSpirit that is specifically in response to a threat against something or someone that [[AndYourLittleDogToo the hero cares deeply about]], gaining his new power purely from guts and the desire to protect. It's usually preceded by an AngryEyebrows shot.
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A SubTrope of HeroicSpirit. A NecessaryWeasel in stories involving JapaneseSpirit.

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A SubTrope of HeroicSpirit. A NecessaryWeasel in staple of stories involving JapaneseSpirit.
28th Jul '16 3:04:43 PM lolface123
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* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', River spends most of the final battle completely [[HeroicBSOD catatonic]] and unable to use her [[PhlebotinumRebel government-implanted]] [[WaifFu killing machine abilities]]. Then her brother gets shot, [[CurbStompBattle and from there on the Reavers are as good as dead.]]

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* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', River spends most of the final battle completely [[HeroicBSOD catatonic]] and unable to use her [[PhlebotinumRebel government-implanted]] [[WaifFu killing machine abilities]]. Then her brother gets shot, [[CurbStompBattle and from there on on]] [[TranquilFury the Reavers are as good as dead.]]
9th Jul '16 1:41:58 PM StFan
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* Oh so frequent in ''{{Vandread}}''. This is explained though in that the Peiksis that fuels the power of the protagonist's superweapons responds to the emotions of those it's in contact with, which often results in extreme power boosts when the main characters show their resolve, most of all when it's Hibiki and Dita doing it.

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* Oh so frequent in ''{{Vandread}}''.''Anime/{{Vandread}}''. This is explained though in that the Peiksis that fuels the power of the protagonist's superweapons responds to the emotions of those it's in contact with, which often results in extreme power boosts when the main characters show their resolve, most of all when it's Hibiki and Dita doing it.



* A ''{{Naruto}}'' arc has a perfect example as to why you shouldn't try to ''invoke'' Heroic Resolve: [[spoiler: Hinata jumps in to fight Pain to defend a weakened Naruto, only to be smacked down without any effort by Pain, who then idly stabs her a few times just to piss off the titular character.]] '''[[UnstoppableRage Bad]] [[SuperPoweredEvilSide idea.]]'''

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* A ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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arc has a perfect example as to why you shouldn't try to ''invoke'' Heroic Resolve: [[spoiler: Hinata jumps in to fight Pain to defend a weakened Naruto, only to be smacked down without any effort by Pain, who then idly stabs her a few times just to piss off the titular character.]] '''[[UnstoppableRage Bad]] [[SuperPoweredEvilSide idea.]]'''



** The ''{{Naruto}}'' series has this trope in fairly large doses, especially early on when the ''[[IdiotHero dunce protagonist]]'' uses this trope as a substitute for his lack of talent or intelligence that a ninja is normally expected to have.
* ''OnePiece'' plays this trope straight most of the time...but starting at the Enies Lobby Arc, it starts getting subverted when Luffy and his crew meet enemies who are simply too strong to be beaten by digging down for the last bit of strength. No amount of willpower is able to let Luffy move his body after the combination of beatdown and overexertion that he goes through fighting [[DragonInChief Lucci]], regardless of the danger to his person or allies. And then it happened again in the Thriller Bark Arc, after fighting [[CastingAShadow Warlord Moriah]].
** Then this trope is deconstructed at the end of Sabaody Archipelago Arc, reconstructed in the Impel Down Arc, then ''deconstructed again'' '''hard''' at the Marineford Arc final.
* [[{{Anime/Monster}} Tenma vs. Roberto]]

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** The ''{{Naruto}}'' series has this trope in fairly large doses, especially early on when the ''[[IdiotHero dunce protagonist]]'' uses this trope as a substitute for his lack of talent or intelligence that a ninja is normally expected to have.
* ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' plays this trope straight most of the time...time... but starting at the Enies Lobby Arc, it starts getting subverted when Luffy and his crew meet enemies who are simply too strong to be beaten by digging down for the last bit of strength. No amount of willpower is able to let Luffy move his body after the combination of beatdown and overexertion that he goes through fighting [[DragonInChief Lucci]], regardless of the danger to his person or allies. And then it happened again in the Thriller Bark Arc, after fighting [[CastingAShadow Warlord Moriah]].
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Moriah]]. Then this trope is deconstructed at the end of Sabaody Archipelago Arc, reconstructed in the Impel Down Arc, then ''deconstructed again'' '''hard''' at the Marineford Arc final.
* %%* [[{{Anime/Monster}} Tenma vs. Roberto]]



* ''SteinsGate'' outdoes itself in Episode 23 [[spoiler: when Okabe realizes how to save Kurisu from an apparently unavoidable death.]]

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* ''SteinsGate'' ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' outdoes itself in Episode 23 [[spoiler: when Okabe realizes how to save Kurisu from an apparently unavoidable death.]]



* ''Manhwa/TheBreaker'': despite being a relatively weak character for most the series, Shi Woon will absolutely not give up a fight if his friends are threatened. His Heroic Resolve even intimidates Hyuk So Chun, who is considered a martial arts prodigy by most of the cast.



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* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4879 Hero's Resolve]] is an actual card in TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering. With a pretty BadAss flavor text, we must add.
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--> '''Smith:''' Why, Mr. Anderson? Why do you do it? Why get up? Why keep fighting?...You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can't win. It's pointless to keep fighting. Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why do you persist?
--> '''Neo:''' Because I choose to.

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--> '''Smith:''' -->'''Smith:''' Why, Mr. Anderson? Why do you do it? Why get up? Why keep fighting?...You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can't win. It's pointless to keep fighting. Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why do you persist?
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'''Neo:''' Because I choose to.



* The only reason the humans on Turtledove's WorldWar series survive. Well, not the only reason, we had [[WeHaveReserves numerical]] and [[HumansAreWarriors tactical]] advantages as well, but there was still a lot of this.
** Well, that and the Race seem to have been collectively handed the IdiotBall by the author...
*** 50,000 years without a war would tend to dull the skills a little. Oh, and they were only expecting middle-ages technology.
* Richard from Literature/TheSwordOfTruth series, to the point where when he's dying quite quickly from a magically induced version of the black death, he still manages to jab his arm through someone, crush their spine, and heal 2 critically injured women before he succumbs. He does nearly die, but the only thing keeping him going at that point was determination.
** In fact, once he learns to Dance With Death (it's a sword technique involving him drawing the knowledge of prior owners of his sword, and then just being infinitely better at his job than anyone in his immediate vicinity), this becomes one of his stock descriptions.

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* The only reason the humans on Turtledove's WorldWar ''Literature/WorldWar'' series survive. Well, not the only reason, we had [[WeHaveReserves numerical]] and [[HumansAreWarriors tactical]] advantages as well, but there was still a lot of this.
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this. Well, that and the Race seem to have been collectively handed the IdiotBall by the author...
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author... 50,000 years without a war would tend to dull the skills a little. Oh, and they were only expecting middle-ages technology.
* Richard from Literature/TheSwordOfTruth ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' series, to the point where when he's dying quite quickly from a magically induced version of the black death, he still manages to jab his arm through someone, crush their spine, and heal 2 critically injured women before he succumbs. He does nearly die, but the only thing keeping him going at that point was determination.
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determination. In fact, once he learns to Dance With Death (it's a sword technique involving him drawing the knowledge of prior owners of his sword, and then just being infinitely better at his job than anyone in his immediate vicinity), this becomes one of his stock descriptions.



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* ''Manhwa/TheBreaker'': despite being a relatively weak character for most the series, Shi Woon will absolutely not give up a fight if his friends are threatened. His Heroic Resolve even intimidates Hyuk So Chun, who is considered a martial arts prodigy by most of the cast.

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* ''Manhwa/TheBreaker'': despite being a relatively weak character for most the series, Shi Woon will absolutely not give up a fight if his friends are threatened. His Heroic Resolve even intimidates Hyuk So Chun, who is considered a martial arts prodigy by most The Storyteller system of the cast. ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' includes an attribute called Willpower for all characters. Willpower can be used, for instance, to ignore all damage taken thus far when performing complex actions (normally, you get a penalty if wounded). It can also be used to add a single automatic success to the character's dice pool for one roll.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', channeling Compassion in battle tends to work out like this. See, characters can enhance their rolls by channeling their Virtues in appropriate situations; Compassion is a measure of the character's capacity for love, friendship, mercy, and generosity, and... yeah.



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* Heroic Resolve is a trait carried by many characters of ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', including Rex and Frozeen, who fly into {{Unstoppable Rage}}s the moment an enemy dares to threaten someone close to them.
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* The Storyteller system of the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' includes an attribute called Willpower for all characters. Willpower can be used, for instance, to ignore all damage taken thus far when performing complex actions (normally, you get a penalty if wounded). It can also be used to add a single automatic success to the character's dice pool for one roll.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', channeling Compassion in battle tends to work out like this. See, characters can enhance their rolls by channeling their Virtues in appropriate situations; Compassion is a measure of the character's capacity for love, friendship, mercy, and generosity, and... yeah.
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* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4879 Hero's Resolve]] is an actual card in TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering. With a pretty BadAss flavor text, we must add.
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* The Vanguard of ''BloodlineChampions'' has the Battle Shout ability, healing itself and allies affected by it in addition to other effects.

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* The Vanguard of ''BloodlineChampions'' ''VideoGame/BloodlineChampions'' has the Battle Shout ability, healing itself and allies affected by it in addition to other effects.



* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Shirou gets one-shotted by Gilgamesh while protecting Saber, who is having a minor HeroicBSOD. This snaps Saber out of it, and she fights Gilgamesh. And loses. [[CurbStompBattle Badly]]. With [[LadyOfWar Sab]][[MasterSwordsman er]] lying on the ground, Shirou pushes himself up with Heroic Resolve, projects [[InfinityMinusOneSword Calliburn]], and...gets [[{{Subversion}} one-shotted]]. This turns into a double-subversion when, just as Saber is about to HeroicSacrifice herself to protect him, Shirou manages to get up one more time and projects [[NoSell Av]][[InfinityPlusOneSword al]][[ArmorOfInvincibility on]], reflecting Gilgamesh's attack.
** Take to absurd lengths in the Heavens' Feel route Good Ending where Shirou's determination to protect Sakura compels him to keep moving even as his body and ''brain'' are collapsing. His resolve is so strong that even after his body ''dies'' his soul forces it to finish the job.

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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Shirou gets one-shotted by Gilgamesh while protecting Saber, who is having a minor HeroicBSOD. This snaps Saber out of it, and she fights Gilgamesh. And loses. [[CurbStompBattle Badly]]. With [[LadyOfWar Sab]][[MasterSwordsman er]] lying on the ground, Shirou pushes himself up with Heroic Resolve, projects [[InfinityMinusOneSword Calliburn]], and...gets [[{{Subversion}} one-shotted]]. This turns into a double-subversion when, just as Saber is about to HeroicSacrifice herself to protect him, Shirou manages to get up one more time and projects [[NoSell Av]][[InfinityPlusOneSword al]][[ArmorOfInvincibility on]], reflecting Gilgamesh's attack.
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attack. Take to absurd lengths in the Heavens' Feel route Good Ending where Shirou's determination to protect Sakura compels him to keep moving even as his body and ''brain'' are collapsing. His resolve is so strong that even after his body ''dies'' his soul forces it to finish the job.



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* Played with in chapter twelve of ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints''. [[SociopathicSoldier Lt. Charles and Lt. Bravado]] plan to have some fun with their prisoner (and our hero) Oran. After mercilessly taunting the poor man for some time, they finally reveal that it was ''they'' who [[MoralEventHorizon raped and murdered his childhood friend Hassan]]. As soon as they enter the cage to fight, they realize the flaw in the plan, as Oran, in a righteous anger, is able to overcome both their size advantage and their number advantage, and kick their asses.
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* Played with. In chapter twelve of ''BrokenSaints'', [[SociopathicSoldier Lt. Charles and Lt. Bravado]] plan to have some fun with their prisoner (and our hero) Oran. After mercilessly taunting the poor man for some time, they finally reveal that it was ''they'' who [[MoralEventHorizon raped and murdered his childhood friend Hassan]]. As soon as they enter the cage to fight, they realize the flaw in the plan, as Oran, in a righteous anger, is able to overcome both their size advantage and their number advantage, and kick their asses.
* Played with when Captain Hammer taunts [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Doctor Horrible]]. The resulting {{Crowning Music of Awesome}} ends Act II and sets up the final showdown.

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* Played with. In chapter twelve Heroic Resolve is a trait carried by many characters of ''BrokenSaints'', [[SociopathicSoldier Lt. Charles ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', including Rex and Lt. Bravado]] plan to have some fun with their prisoner (and our hero) Oran. After mercilessly taunting Frozeen, who fly into {{Unstoppable Rage}}s the poor man for some time, they finally reveal that it was ''they'' who [[MoralEventHorizon raped and murdered his childhood friend Hassan]]. As soon as they enter the cage moment an enemy dares to fight, they realize the flaw in the plan, as Oran, in a righteous anger, is able threaten someone close to overcome both their size advantage and their number advantage, and kick their asses.
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* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'': Played with when Captain Hammer taunts [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Doctor Horrible]].Horrible. The resulting {{Crowning Music of Awesome}} ends Act II and sets up the final showdown.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "The Clash", we get an interesting hero on hero example. Captain Marvel, a relatively new and inexperienced hero, is trying to stop Superman from destroying a device. Superman believes that it's dangerous, Captain Marvel wants to get someone to verify what it is before they do anything. A fight ensues and it becomes clear that, while the two are pretty even in terms of power, Superman has the edge in experience and fights far more aggressively. Yet no matter how badly Superman hammers away at Cap or how often he kicks him while he's down, Captain Marvel just keeps getting back up to place himself between Superman and the device. Eventually, Superman is able to win by holding Cap in place so that he's depowered by his own magic lighting, but [[NiceJobBreakingItHero it turns out Superman should have listened to Cap in the first place]].
** [[XanatosGambit Though Lex was counting on this to happen.]]
* [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]] gets a few instances of this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. In "Dragonshy," she successfully overcomes her phobia of dragons -- the only creature she fears -- when one shows itself willing to seriously injure or kill her friends, and uses her superpowered DeathGlare in conjunction with [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath a stern lecture]] to reduce it to tears. In "The Stare Master," she pulls off a similar feat against [[DeadlyGaze a cockatrice]] when it [[TakenForGranite turns Twilight and one of her chickens to stone]] and [[WouldHurtAChild threatens the Cutie Mark Crusaders with the same]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "The Clash", we get an interesting hero on hero example. Captain Marvel, a relatively new and inexperienced hero, is trying to stop Superman from destroying a device. Superman believes that it's dangerous, Captain Marvel wants to get someone to verify what it is before they do anything. A fight ensues and it becomes clear that, while the two are pretty even in terms of power, Superman has the edge in experience and fights far more aggressively. Yet no matter how badly Superman hammers away at Cap or how often he kicks him while he's down, Captain Marvel just keeps getting back up to place himself between Superman and the device. Eventually, Superman is able to win by holding Cap in place so that he's depowered by his own magic lighting, but [[NiceJobBreakingItHero it turns out Superman should have listened to Cap in the first place]].
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place]]. [[XanatosGambit Though Lex was counting on this to happen.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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[[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]] gets a few instances of this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.this. In "Dragonshy," she successfully overcomes her phobia of dragons -- the only creature she fears -- when one shows itself willing to seriously injure or kill her friends, and uses her superpowered DeathGlare in conjunction with [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath a stern lecture]] to reduce it to tears. In "The Stare Master," she pulls off a similar feat against [[DeadlyGaze a cockatrice]] when it [[TakenForGranite turns Twilight and one of her chickens to stone]] and [[WouldHurtAChild threatens the Cutie Mark Crusaders with the same]].



30th Jun '16 1:23:07 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Professor X finds strength that he didn't know he had when the eponymous villain threatens to suffocate Mystique if Xavier doesn't surrender. Charles had already been cruelly victimized and had [[spoiler:nearly died from Apocalypse's GrandTheftMe attempt]], yet despite his weakened condition, Xavier is able to enter his enemy's mind and attack him on the astral plane.
30th May '16 4:43:32 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Richard from TheSwordOfTruth series, to the point where when he's dying quite quickly from a magically induced version of the black death, he still manages to jab his arm through someone, crush their spine, and heal 2 critically injured women before he succumbs. He does nearly die, but the only thing keeping him going at that point was determination.

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* Richard from TheSwordOfTruth Literature/TheSwordOfTruth series, to the point where when he's dying quite quickly from a magically induced version of the black death, he still manages to jab his arm through someone, crush their spine, and heal 2 critically injured women before he succumbs. He does nearly die, but the only thing keeping him going at that point was determination.
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.
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