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3rd Jun '16 3:49:02 PM mzytryck01
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* In ''Series/Elementary'', Sherlock actually ''encourages'' this mindset in his proteges; if they screw things up and apologise, he usually replies with "Don't be sorry, be better." In his view, being sorry leads to wallowing in guilt and self-recrimination which does nobody any good, and it's much more useful to make sure the mistake is not repeated in the future. He tries to hold himself to the same standards, and doesn't object when the same proteges call him out if he goes into a HeroicBSOD after mistakes of his own.

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* In ''Series/Elementary'', ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', Sherlock actually ''encourages'' this mindset in his proteges; if they screw things up and apologise, he usually replies with "Don't be sorry, be better." In his view, being sorry leads to wallowing in guilt and self-recrimination which does nobody any good, and it's much more useful to make sure the mistake is not repeated in the future. He tries to hold himself to the same standards, and doesn't object when the same proteges call him out if he goes into a HeroicBSOD after mistakes of his own.
3rd Jun '16 3:39:29 PM mzytryck01
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* In ''Series/Elementary'', Sherlock actually ''encourages'' this mindset in his proteges; if they screw things up and apologise, he usually replies with "Don't be sorry, be better." In his view, being sorry leads to wallowing in guilt and self-recrimination which does nobody any good, and it's much more useful to make sure the mistake is not repeated in the future. He tries to hold himself to the same standards, and doesn't object when the same proteges call him out if he goes into a HeroicBSOD after mistakes of his own.
12th Apr '16 1:30:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* Happens to Indiana Jones at the end of IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade. Elsa Schneider sets off an earthquake by taking the holy grail past the temple’s seal. Indiana manages to grab her just before she falls in a crevasse and is about to pull her up to safety. But Elsa, consumed by greed, uses her free hand to reach for the grail below her. Indiana struggles to hold her because the leather glove on her hand is too slippery. He desperately tries to get through to her, but she’s too obsessed with the grail. The glove finally slips off and she falls to her death. Afterwards, he looks back at the collapsed temple with regret that he couldn’t save her.

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* Happens to Indiana Jones at the end of IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade.''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Elsa Schneider sets off an earthquake by taking the holy grail past the temple’s seal. Indiana manages to grab her just before she falls in a crevasse and is about to pull her up to safety. But Elsa, consumed by greed, uses her free hand to reach for the grail below her. Indiana struggles to hold her because the leather glove on her hand is too slippery. He desperately tries to get through to her, but she’s too obsessed with the grail. The glove finally slips off and she falls to her death. Afterwards, he looks back at the collapsed temple with regret that he couldn’t save her.
4th Dec '15 8:42:37 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/MarvelComics, this is the cause of TheSentry's mental problems. He has the power of a million exploding suns, but whom does he choose to save and whom to let die?

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* In Creator/MarvelComics, this is the cause of TheSentry's ComicBook/TheSentry's mental problems. He has the power of a million exploding suns, but whom does he choose to save and whom to let die?
12th Sep '15 7:29:13 AM sarantha
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* In Supernatural, Sam, Dean, Bobby, and Castiel...hell, all the good guys (or semi-good) have this problem. They save a lot of people, but never the "ones they needed to" or "the ones they should have". Dean almost goes into HeroicBSOD after failing to save Sam from the trials without [[spoiler: allowing an evil angel to possess him and heal him from the inside, and then kill Kevin Tran, who Dean felt was his responsibility]].
24th Aug '15 5:47:49 PM Rjinswand
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* Negi Springfield of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' gets like this should one of his students suffer so much as a ''scratch''. His response is TrainingFromHell. Of course, his response to ''everything'' is TrainingFromHell ([[MemeticSexGod or kissing]]).

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* Negi Springfield of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' gets like this should one of his students suffer so much as a ''scratch''. His response is TrainingFromHell. Of course, his response to ''everything'' is TrainingFromHell ([[MemeticSexGod or kissing]]).(or kissing).
7th Jun '15 10:57:31 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jon laments that his mission to Hardhome was a failure because he did not save enough people. Sam consoles him by pointing to the people he ''did'' save.
1st May '15 4:08:36 PM DaibhidC
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//Unfortunately, later events suggest that "MORE POWER!" was ''not'' the right lesson to learn from that situation.
1st May '15 4:06:14 PM DaibhidC
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//Unfortunately, later events suggest that "MORE POWER!" was ''not'' the right lesson to learn from that situation.
* Grace in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', when she learns she was created as a weapon, immediately has the reaction that she should have fought against Damian, and blames herself for not doing so. Even though she was only ''intended'' to be a weapon, but one of the scientists involved decided to make her into [[ReplacementGoldfish something else]].
24th Apr '15 12:35:39 PM SovereignGFC
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* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins sequel]], Samantha Shepard experiences this trope full-force. She blames herself for her own HeroicBSOD in ''Fractured'', and then insists ([[InsaneTrollLogic against all reason]]) that she is also somehow responsible for the [[spoiler:Flood's]] taking over the galaxy.
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