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6th Dec '16 4:36:17 AM Morgenthaler
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TheHero really doesn't need other's help and is more {{Badass}} for saying so. These guys are more likely a OneManArmy for their solitude. {{Cowboy Cop}}s and heroes that actually enjoy their solitude count in this type. A form of GoodIsNotNice. ThinkNothingOfIt and DontYouDarePityMe are common. Of course, saying this line can sometimes be TemptingFate, and in this particular instance, the usually competent hero might for once find himself in way over his head, and will, often reluctantly, accept the offer of help.

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TheHero really doesn't need other's help and is more {{Badass}} badass for saying so. These guys are more likely a OneManArmy for their solitude. {{Cowboy Cop}}s and heroes that actually enjoy their solitude count in this type. A form of GoodIsNotNice. ThinkNothingOfIt and DontYouDarePityMe are common. Of course, saying this line can sometimes be TemptingFate, and in this particular instance, the usually competent hero might for once find himself in way over his head, and will, often reluctantly, accept the offer of help.
4th Dec '16 4:44:37 AM upupandaway42
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* In the LegendsOfTomorrow episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E5Compromised "Compromised"]], Damian Darhk reacts to Eobard Thawne's offer of an [[LegionOfDoom alliance]] with this. Since Darhk is the head of HIVE, a large, international NebulousEvilOrganisation, it rings a little hollow, which Eobard calls him on. [[spoiler: One BreakingSpeech about his future failure later, Darhk agrees to work with Thawne]].

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* In the LegendsOfTomorrow ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E5Compromised "Compromised"]], Damian Darhk reacts to Eobard Thawne's offer of an [[LegionOfDoom alliance]] with this. Since Darhk is the head of HIVE, a large, international NebulousEvilOrganisation, it rings a little hollow, which Eobard calls him on. [[spoiler: One BreakingSpeech about his future failure later, Darhk agrees to work with Thawne]].
2nd Dec '16 11:33:04 AM upupandaway42
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* In the LegendsOfTomorrow episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E5Compromised "Compromised"]], Damian Darhk reacts to Eobard Thawne's offer of an [[LegionOfDoom alliance]] with this. Since Darhk is the head of HIVE, a large, international NebulousEvilOrganisation, it rings a little hollow, which Eobard calls him on. [[spoiler: One BreakingSpeech about his future failure later, Darhk agrees to work with Thawne]].
19th Nov '16 5:32:21 AM JackG
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* ''The Infiltrator'' (2016). When the protagonist, a married undercover FBI agent, claims he has a fiancee to get out of sleeping with a prostitute provided by the criminals he's infiltrating, the FBI insist on providing a female agent as the 'fiancee'. He gives this trope, but she turns out to be a natural at undercover work.
16th Nov '16 4:52:00 AM MeleKalikimaka
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* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'': In the pilot movie, Buzz takes this attitude after his former partner, Warp Darkmatter, was killed on a mission. It's only after Buzz finds out that Warp [[FakingTheDead faked his death]] to [[FaceHeelTurn work for Zurg]] that he manages to get over his guilt and accept his new teammates.
15th Nov '16 4:34:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' has two characters who play this: [[ActionGirl Molly]] from Season 1, and with [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Jane]] in Season 2. Molly plays this trope fairly conventionally, but in Jane's case, it's a DeconstructedTrope - she's introduced as a cold, pragmatic {{Badass}} just like Molly was, but as she stays and works with the group, [[DefrostingIceQueen she thaws out]] and it becomes apparent that she just holds this trope as her ''modus operandi'' because she's scared of losing people close to her, just like her younger sister, Jaime. With that in mind, it explains why [[spoiler:she pulls this trope straight-up and leaves the group after Sarah is eaten alive.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' has two characters who play this: [[ActionGirl Molly]] from Season 1, and with [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Jane]] in Season 2. Molly plays this trope fairly conventionally, but in Jane's case, it's a DeconstructedTrope - she's introduced as a cold, pragmatic {{Badass}} badass just like Molly was, but as she stays and works with the group, [[DefrostingIceQueen she thaws out]] and it becomes apparent that she just holds this trope as her ''modus operandi'' because she's scared of losing people close to her, just like her younger sister, Jaime. With that in mind, it explains why [[spoiler:she pulls this trope straight-up and leaves the group after Sarah is eaten alive.]]
5th Oct '16 7:22:40 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', Nikita has been refusing or getting rid of her assigned partners for the last three years, partly because she's bad at working with others, partly because she has too many secrets to be comfortable with people getting close to her, and partly because she worries that they're her mother's spies. Robin is the seventeenth attempt at having her team up with someone, and the first one that sticks.
1st Oct '16 6:05:40 AM Truffle
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* Lightning spends the majority of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' merely tolerating the rest of the group. She outright ignores Sazh, constantly tries to ditch the others, and tries to abandon Hope when it becomes clear that he can't keep up. She punches Snow twice, slaps Fang, and is hostile to pretty much everyone. She views the rest of the team as obstacles slowing her down, and it's only after a heart to heart with Hope that she slowly begins to realize how precious teamwork is.
19th Sep '16 9:41:07 PM TimeLordVictorious
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** Deconstructed in the episode "The Waters of Mars", where after having spent too much time traveling without [[MoralityPet companions]], the Doctor goes mad over his inability to change a fixed point in time, and adopts an AGodAmI persona, claiming that since he's the last Time Lord, then the laws of time are his to command. He refers to humans as "little people" and is only [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone brought back]] when a woman whose life he saved committed suicide in order to preserve the timeline.
13th Sep '16 5:31:29 AM Tron80
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* ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'': ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' admits to ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' that she's not a good partner because she's used to work alone.
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