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12th May '18 7:16:15 PM Vox
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* Subverted in ''Film/ForrestGump'' - after his platoon is ambushed and decimated in Vietnam, a wounded Lieutenant Dan Taylor ''[[DeathSeeeker wants]]'' to be left behind to die so his surviving men can escape ([[HeroicLineage one man from his family had fought and died in battle in every American war up until now]], so he believes it's his destiny to do the same) but Forrest rescues him anyway. He's initially angry and bitter about losing his legs when he feels he should have died honorably on the field with his men, but eventually finds a new lease on life.

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* Subverted in ''Film/ForrestGump'' - after his platoon is ambushed and decimated in Vietnam, a wounded Lieutenant Dan Taylor ''[[DeathSeeeker ''[[DeathSeeker wants]]'' to be left behind to die so his surviving men can escape ([[HeroicLineage one man from his family had fought and died in battle in every American war up until now]], so he believes it's his destiny to do the same) but Forrest rescues him anyway. He's initially angry and bitter about losing his legs when he feels he should have died honorably on the field with his men, but eventually finds a new lease on life.
12th May '18 7:14:59 PM Vox
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* Subverted in ''Film/ForrestGump'' - after his platoon is ambushed and decimated in Vietnam, a wounded Lieutenant Dan ''[[DeathSeeeker wants]]'' to be left behind to die so his remaining men can escape ([[HeroicLineage one man from his family had fought and died on the battlefield in every American war up until now]], so he believes it's his destiny to do the same) but Forrest rescues him anyway. He's initially angry and bitter about losing his legs when he feels he should have died with his men, but eventually finds a new lease on life.

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* Subverted in ''Film/ForrestGump'' - after his platoon is ambushed and decimated in Vietnam, a wounded Lieutenant Dan Taylor ''[[DeathSeeeker wants]]'' to be left behind to die so his remaining surviving men can escape ([[HeroicLineage one man from his family had fought and died on the battlefield in battle in every American war up until now]], so he believes it's his destiny to do the same) but Forrest rescues him anyway. He's initially angry and bitter about losing his legs when he feels he should have died honorably on the field with his men, but eventually finds a new lease on life.
12th May '18 7:12:56 PM Vox
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* Subverted in ''Film/ForrestGump'' - after his platoon is ambushed and decimated in Vietnam, a wounded Lieutenant Dan ''[[DeathSeeeker wants]]'' to be left behind to die so his remaining men can escape ([[HeroicLineage one man from his family had fought and died on the battlefield in every American war up until now]], so he believes it's his destiny to do the same) but Forrest rescues him anyway. He's initially angry and bitter about losing his legs when he feels he should have died with his men, but eventually finds a new lease on life.
31st Mar '18 8:57:55 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'': The Cousins, Leonel and Marco Salamanca, ambush Hank in a parking lot on Gus's orders. However, Gus has a person using a scrambler call Hank to give him a one minute head's up about the impending attack. So when Leonel appears behind his car and raises a gun, Hank floors his car in reverse and rams Leonel, knocking his gun out of his hands and crushing his legs against the back bumper of another car. When Marco catches up to Leonel, Leonel tells him, "Finish him." Marco goes off to attack Hank, shooting him four times, before Hank manages to kill him with a special "black death" bullet as he's preparing to finish Hank off with a chrome axe. Leonel's legs have to be amputated on arrival at the emergency room, and to guarantee he won't talk, Gus sends Mike to the hospital to poison him.
14th Dec '17 1:55:17 PM mkmlp
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* In ''VideoGame/Fallout3'', while escaping Project Purity with Dr. Li and her staff, after [[spoiler: The Enclave crash the party and kill your father]], Garza, one of Li's staff members is revealed to have a heart condition and won't be able to follow the rest the party without medical attention. Unless you have the medical supplies on you to help him, he'll be forced to stay behind.
6th Dec '17 10:25:38 AM Baeraad555
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* Polly in ''Literature/QuicksandHouse'' tells Tick to leave her behind more than once. He'll have none of it, to her annoyance.
-->'''Polly:''' What did I tell you? I said stop trying to save me.
-->'''Tick:''' [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Do I ever listen to you?]]
11th Nov '17 8:38:50 PM Xtifr
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* Subverted in one of Mack Reynolds' ''Section G.'' [[InSpace spy stories]]. Section G's top operative, Ronny Bronston, takes a new agent on a training mission to an enemy planet. Ronny is wounded and tells the newbie to kill him so the enemy won't capture him. The rookie instead helps Ronny to their escape vehicle. The subversion comes because Ronny wasn't ''that'' badly wounded; it was an impromptu SecretTest, and by not being ruthless enough to kill his comrade, the new guy ''failed'' and gets washed out of field agent training. Ronny's boss points out that the rookie was trying to save Ronny's life. Ronny replies flatly that saving his life wasn't the mission.

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* Subverted in one of Mack Reynolds' ''Section G.'' Creator/MackReynolds' ''United Planets'' [[InSpace spy stories]]. Section G's top operative, Ronny Bronston, takes a new agent on a training mission to an enemy planet. Ronny is wounded and tells the newbie to kill him so the enemy won't capture him. The rookie instead helps Ronny to their escape vehicle. The subversion comes because Ronny wasn't ''that'' badly wounded; it was an impromptu SecretTest, and by not being ruthless enough to kill his comrade, the new guy ''failed'' and gets washed out of field agent training. Ronny's boss points out that the rookie was trying to save Ronny's life. Ronny replies flatly that saving his life wasn't the mission.
27th Sep '17 11:37:44 PM foxley
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* ComicBook/TransformersWingsOfHonor: Red Alert, Ultra Magnus and a bunch of other Autobots take on Devastator in a flashback (which is also a deleted scene from the movie). They blow the combiner apart, and then the Constructicons continue fighting, forcing the bots back. Red Alert is shot in the back and tells the others to continue. The Bots leave him, and the Cons march on past him as he expires.

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* ComicBook/TransformersWingsOfHonor: ''ComicBook/TransformersWingsOfHonor'': Red Alert, Ultra Magnus and a bunch of other Autobots take on Devastator in a flashback (which is also a deleted scene from the movie). They blow the combiner apart, and then the Constructicons continue fighting, forcing the bots back. Red Alert is shot in the back and tells the others to continue. The Bots leave him, and the Cons march on past him as he expires.


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* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': In "Top Traitor", Modesty and Willie go to rescue Sir Gerald after he's abducted, and the rescue goes wrong and turns into them half-carrying Sir Gerald through a dark forest with their enemies in hot pursuit. Sir Gerald tries several times to get them to leave him and save themselves, only to be cheerfully ignored.
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1st Sep '17 6:58:51 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Oates#The_return_journey Captain Lawrence Oates]] is most well known for committing suicide by Antarctic so the rest of his exploration party could live. He was suffering from a frostbitten foot and injuries he received during service in the Boer War. Unfortunately, this didn't [[KillEmAll help save his comrades]]. His last words were written in Robert Scott's diary as:

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Oates#The_return_journey Captain Lawrence Oates]] is most well known for committing suicide by Antarctic so the rest of his exploration party could live. He was suffering from a frostbitten foot and injuries he received during service in the Boer War. Unfortunately, this didn't [[KillEmAll help save his comrades]].comrades. His last words were written in Robert Scott's diary as:



** The leader of a different party in the same expedition, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Evans,_1st_Baron_Mountevans#Scott.27s_Second_Antarctic_Expedition_.281910-1913.29 Edward "Teddy" Evans]], dying of scurvy, ordered his two companions to leave him in his sleeping bag. [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind They refused to leave him,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome dragged him on their sledge]] and were [[AnyoneCanDie very lucky]] to all survive.

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** The leader of a different party in the same expedition, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Evans,_1st_Baron_Mountevans#Scott.27s_Second_Antarctic_Expedition_.281910-1913.29 Edward "Teddy" Evans]], dying of scurvy, ordered his two companions to leave him in his sleeping bag. [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind They refused to leave him,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome dragged him on their sledge]] and were [[AnyoneCanDie very lucky]] lucky to all survive.
25th Aug '17 1:05:47 PM GreatKeith
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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Towards the climax of the [[SchoolFestival MahoraFest arc]], Negi is running along with Yue, who urges him to go on ahead without her, not necessarily because she's hurt, but because her inability to use magic or be useful in this particular scenario doesn't really help Negi in any way. Negi refuses to leave her behind, not out of any sort of heroic deed, but because he's not sure if defeating [[ArcVillain Chao Lingshen]] is the right thing to do and wants to discuss it with her before he leaves to fight her. He does leave her behind, only after having said discussion with her.
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