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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.
14th May '17 4:59:07 PM nombretomado
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* A variation in the Classic ''{{Traveller}}'' adventure ''Rescue on Galatea'' by FASA. During a rescue mission in enemy territory an {{NPC}} is wounded. The {{PC}}s hear a shot: when they arrive they find the {{NPC}} dead, killed by another {{NPC}} named Freeman. Freeman explains that he had to shoot the wounded {{NPC}} because he would have just slowed them down, or worse been forced to tell about the team's mission if captured.

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* A variation in the Classic ''{{Traveller}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' adventure ''Rescue on Galatea'' by FASA. During a rescue mission in enemy territory an {{NPC}} is wounded. The {{PC}}s hear a shot: when they arrive they find the {{NPC}} dead, killed by another {{NPC}} named Freeman. Freeman explains that he had to shoot the wounded {{NPC}} because he would have just slowed them down, or worse been forced to tell about the team's mission if captured.
3rd May '17 6:06:31 PM rjd1922
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** Also, in "''Catching Fire''" [[spoiler:Mags does this during the poisonous gas trap in the Quarter Quell.]]

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** Also, in "''Catching Fire''" [[spoiler:Mags does this during the walks into poisonous gas trap in the Quarter Quell.Quell so Finnick can focus on rescuing Peeta.]]
9th Apr '17 5:19:38 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Main character Seiya]] attempts to pull this in ''SaintSeiya'' when he's under the effects of a poison-based technique and Shun can't fight his own EvilCounterpart properly, since one of his chains is wrapped around [[spoiler: Seiya]]'s arm to keep him from falling off a cliff. [[spoiler: Seiya]] mentions this trope right before he uses his free hand to cut off the already-damaged chain and willingly throw himself off, which sends Shun into an UnstoppableRage against his enemy. [[spoiler: Luckily, Seiya lives to tell. Barely, but he does.]]

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* [[spoiler: Main character Seiya]] attempts to pull this in ''SaintSeiya'' ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' when he's under the effects of a poison-based technique and Shun can't fight his own EvilCounterpart properly, since one of his chains is wrapped around [[spoiler: Seiya]]'s arm to keep him from falling off a cliff. [[spoiler: Seiya]] mentions this trope right before he uses his free hand to cut off the already-damaged chain and willingly throw himself off, which sends Shun into an UnstoppableRage against his enemy. [[spoiler: Luckily, Seiya lives to tell. Barely, but he does.]]
8th Apr '17 1:03:35 PM nombretomado
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* Rockjaw Grang in the {{Redwall}} novel ''The Long Patrol'', after [[TakingTheBullet being fatally wounded]]. He manages to kill over twenty {{Mooks}} before he finally dies.

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* Rockjaw Grang in the {{Redwall}} {{Literature/Redwall}} novel ''The Long Patrol'', after [[TakingTheBullet being fatally wounded]]. He manages to kill over twenty {{Mooks}} before he finally dies.
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