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31st Jan '16 10:01:45 AM bweb
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* SpiderMan breaks a promise to venom to let him go after capturing carnage. J. Jonah Jameson can't resist pulling a WhatTheHellHero by saying that Captain America would have kept his word. Spidey's response smacks of this trope. --> '''Spidey''': Cap wouldn't have '''given''' his word. He'd have found another way, a perfect solution. He's a legend. Me, I'm just a man. And men have to make choices. Yeah, make them, and then live with them.
8th Jan '16 4:10:05 PM Leid
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* In the LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero fanfiction,''Fanfic/TheSteepPathAhead'', the Cardinal's reasoning for not returning Louise (who had been kidnapped and dropped off in an orphanage as a child) to her mother sooner boils down to this. --> '''Cardinal:'''" The Duchess, quite simply, moved the mountains to try to find you. And in so doing showed the weakness of the crown who could not stop one of their nobles from doing as she pleased. This, in turn, meant that your recovery would have made it all the more obvious how weak they were. Especially so if you were found in Germania, of all places. The risk of war with a country that is more than five times the military power of Tristain had to be avoided at all costs. If you had been found, on Germanian soil, well, the Duchess would have felt the need to demand reparations from the country itself."
9th Dec '15 7:06:15 AM humanpunk
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* Appears verbatim in Music/PearlJam's "Footsteps": "I did what I had to do, and if there was a reason, that reason was you." The song's narrator is reflecting on his life as he awaits execution for a killing spree chronicled in "Once", a reaction to his mother's incestuous advances in "Alive".
30th Nov '15 7:01:24 PM Nintendoman01
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* Prince Forsyth of ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'' invokes this when he [[spoiler:kills [[ApocalypseMaiden Pacifica]], insisting that he has no choice and that it's for the good of the people. Nonetheless, he acknowledges that Pacifica is an innocent girl who has done ''nothing'' wrong and commits suicide along with her in atonement, tearfully apologizing to her all the while]].
25th Nov '15 11:40:42 AM FF32
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* Bad Cop has to justify doing this in ''Film/TheLEGOMovie'', since it's his and Good Cop's neck on the line if he doesn't Kragle his own parents as punishment for failing to capture the Special. [[EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes both sides were clearly distressed to hear that they had to do this to their own parents]]; but Bad Cop did it because he knew the harsh consequences that would otherwise happen if they didn't obey. Unfortunately, this becomes the case when Good Cop can't bring himself to do it, winning out his other side and having his own face wiped clean off as a result.
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* Bad Cop has to justify doing this in ''Film/TheLEGOMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', since it's his and Good Cop's neck on the line if he doesn't Kragle his own parents as punishment for failing to capture the Special. [[EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes both sides were clearly distressed to hear that they had to do this to their own parents]]; but Bad Cop did it because he knew the harsh consequences that would otherwise happen if they didn't obey. Unfortunately, this becomes the case when Good Cop can't bring himself to do it, winning out his other side and having his own face wiped clean off as a result.
18th Oct '15 12:52:56 AM yellowukulele
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* This is actually a concept in civil and criminal law in several countries. It's called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necessity necessity]] and covers things like driving over the speed limit to get a critically wounded person to a hospital, breaking windows to get out of burning buildings, driving under the influence to flee a kidnapper up to killing someone because they are about to kill other people (but not you, which would be covered by self defense). Those laws usually demand that the harm to be averted was imminent, that the law-breaking was the only available option and that the degree to which a law was broken be proportional to the harm averted by it. For example, the necessity defence/excuse cannot be invoked in cases like poor people stealing food because they have other options available (job switch, social security, welfare, food banks) and in most cases, are not in imminent mortal danger from severe starvation. ** Perhaps the farthest the necessity defence has been taken is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Re_A_%28conjoined_twins%29 a case of two cojoined twins who, if not seperated, were both predicted to die within six months, whereas one of them was predicted to survive if they were seperated]]. A British court rules in favour of separating them. One of indeed survived, and the other one indeed died.
15th Oct '15 5:12:28 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/AllMySons'', Joe Keller insists that the reason why he kept quiet about shipping 120 cracked engine heads until it was too late and denied all responsibility for it was that it was necessary to keep his FamilyBusiness in business.
15th Oct '15 1:56:34 AM Faar
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* In ''Film/DraftDay'' the Browns general manager Sonny Junior fired his dad as the head coach, because his father was at risk of dying during his stressful job. Firing him would have resulted in some relaxed years. Too bad his dad died anyway only a week later.
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* In ''Film/DraftDay'' the Browns general manager Sonny Junior fired his dad as the head coach, because his father was at risk of dying during his stressful job. Firing him would have resulted in some relaxed years. Too bad his dad died anyway only a week later.anyway.
14th Oct '15 6:38:58 AM Faar
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* In ''Film/DraftDay'' the Browns general manager Sonny Junior fired his dad as the head coach, because his father was at risk of dying during his stressful job. Firing him would have resulted in some relaxed years. Too bad his dad died anyway only a week later.
27th Sep '15 4:16:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Of all people, [[{{Housewife}} Helen]] [[GoodParents Belden]] in ''TrixieBelden'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7963526/6/Ambiguous Ambiguous]]. She's not sure of the relationship between her son Mart and his friend Dan, both teenagers, but she recognizes that Mart has romantic feelings for him. Unwilling to suffer the repercussions of losing her family's good reputation by having a bisexual son, she deliberately drives Dan away, which might have lead to him allowing himself to be captured by criminals.
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* Of all people, [[{{Housewife}} Helen]] [[GoodParents Belden]] in ''TrixieBelden'' ''Literature/TrixieBelden'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7963526/6/Ambiguous Ambiguous]]. She's not sure of the relationship between her son Mart and his friend Dan, both teenagers, but she recognizes that Mart has romantic feelings for him. Unwilling to suffer the repercussions of losing her family's good reputation by having a bisexual son, she deliberately drives Dan away, which might have lead to him allowing himself to be captured by criminals.
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