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10th Sep '17 10:47:35 AM PixelKnight
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', it's revealed that this is [[CoolBigSis Yang]]'s reason for becoming a Huntress - she just wants to travel around the world, get wrapped up in crazy adventures and [[BloodKnight hopefully]] kick some people's asses and save some others along the way. [[spoiler: Well, it later turns out that's [[ParentalAbandonment only partly the reason...]]]]

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', it's revealed that this is [[CoolBigSis Yang]]'s reason for becoming a Huntress - she just wants to travel around the world, get wrapped up in crazy adventures and [[BloodKnight hopefully]] kick some people's asses ass and save some others lives along the way. [[spoiler: Well, it later turns out that's [[ParentalAbandonment only partly the reason...]]]]
3rd Sep '17 2:17:30 PM nighttrainfm
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* [[TheWatson John Watson]] from ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is portrayed as an adrenaline junkie who enjoys cases with the eponymous detective because of the thrill of the danger and chase. This becomes a minor plot point in the first episode, as Sherlock states that John ''will'' be taking the upstairs room at 221b after [[spoiler: John completely forgets his cane and keeps up with Sherlock after the latter takes off chasing a serial killer, more or less curing his psychosomatic limp]].

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* [[TheWatson John Watson]] from ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is portrayed as an adrenaline junkie who enjoys cases with the eponymous detective because of the thrill of the danger and chase. This becomes a minor plot point in the first episode, as Sherlock states that John ''will'' be taking the upstairs room at 221b after [[spoiler: John completely forgets his cane and keeps up with Sherlock after the latter takes off chasing a serial killer, more or less curing his psychosomatic limp]].limp.]]
13th Aug '17 11:15:40 AM WillBGood
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* ''TabletopGame/{{MagicTheGathering}}'' has an ability used by Red mana (mostly) that forces something to attack if they are able to do so. Sometimes certain creatures have this limitation on them to justify stronger physical abilities on said creature.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{MagicTheGathering}}'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has an ability used by Red mana (mostly) that forces something to attack if they are able to do so. Sometimes certain creatures have this limitation on them to justify stronger physical abilities on said creature.
13th Aug '17 11:12:44 AM WillBGood
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* In the ''Literature/{{Newsflesh}}'' world, we have a variety of IntrepidReporter known as "Irwins", who intentionally go out and find zombies and other hazards to play with, in part to entertain their audience, in part to keep themselves entertained. They tend to be adrenaline junkies, and one non-Irwin character mentions that Irwins and professional security people tend to have similar mindsets regarding putting themselves in danger.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Newsflesh}}'' world, we have a variety of IntrepidReporter known as "Irwins", [[Series/CrocodileHunter "Irwins"]], who intentionally go out and find zombies and other hazards to play with, in part to entertain their audience, in part to keep themselves entertained. They tend to be adrenaline junkies, and one non-Irwin character mentions that Irwins and professional security people tend to have similar mindsets regarding putting themselves in danger.
6th Jul '17 12:41:54 PM Goldfritha
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While LeaveYourQuestTest is no peril to these characters, the inverted version, where they should give up heroics for less dangerous but more beneficial work, is extremely tough and often failed.
22nd Jun '17 11:13:20 AM MaulMachine
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* Pretty much the defining feature of the [[Anime/DragonballZ Saiyan race]]. They simply love fighting strong opponents.
** [[TheSmartGuy Piccolo]] and [[SixthRanger Tenshinhan]] too.



* ''Franchise/DragonBall'': Because of Goku's BloodKnight nature, he is at his happiness when he's fighting, either for fun or for his life. When he hears that there is someone stronger than Vegeta, someone who literally crushed every bone in his body not even a month ago, he's all but giddy at the idea of fighting them. Beerus is the God of Destruction who [[TheDreaded the other gods fear]], he wants to fight him. The other Gods of Destruction and their strongest warriors are after Goku since he put their universe in danger, he's more than happy to fight all of them and says so to their faces. Goku even admits that he fights at his best when he's on the edge.

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'': Because of Goku's BloodKnight nature, he is at his happiness when he's fighting, either for fun or for his life. When he hears that there is someone stronger than Vegeta, someone who literally crushed every bone in his body not even a month ago, he's all but giddy at the idea of fighting them. Beerus is the God of Destruction who [[TheDreaded the other gods fear]], he wants to fight him. The other Gods of Destruction and their strongest warriors are after Goku since he put their universe in danger, he's more than happy to fight all of them and says so to their faces. Goku even admits that he fights at his best when he's on the edge. Pretty much the defining feature of the [[Anime/DragonballZ Saiyan race]]. They simply love fighting strong opponents.
** [[TheSmartGuy Piccolo]] and [[SixthRanger Tenshinhan]] too.
28th Apr '17 7:26:32 PM maxwellsilver
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Some heroes who make a fortune and promptly lose it foolishly may fall under this trope, because it means that they can return to the fun of making money, and the NonIdleRich may trample familial objections to stick to a dangerous occupation when they don't need the money, to avoid RichBoredom. And sometimes the love of being InHarmsWay is merely implied, when the hero never seems to find anything worth [[WalkingTheEarth stopping for]]. TheDulcineaEffect may not be so much by desire to help as the chance to get into the thick of things.

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Some heroes who make a fortune and promptly lose it foolishly may fall under this trope, because it means that they can return to the fun of making money, and the NonIdleRich may trample familial objections to stick to a dangerous occupation when they don't need the money, to avoid RichBoredom. And sometimes the love of being InHarmsWay In Harm's Way is merely implied, when the hero never seems to find anything worth [[WalkingTheEarth stopping for]]. TheDulcineaEffect may not be so much by desire to help as the chance to get into the thick of things.



Characters who enjoy putting themselves In Harms Way include these:

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Characters who enjoy putting themselves In Harms Harm's Way include these:



Related to ChronicHeroSyndrome and ChronicVillainy. One of the more [[JustifiedTrope reasonable]] ways to [[StatusQuoIsGod maintain status quo]]. Many HeroicFantasy heroes keep going in unending series because they are in love with being InHarmsWay. Inverse of HomeSweetHome.

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Related to ChronicHeroSyndrome and ChronicVillainy. One of the more [[JustifiedTrope reasonable]] ways to [[StatusQuoIsGod maintain status quo]]. Many HeroicFantasy heroes keep going in unending series because they are in love with being InHarmsWay.In Harm's Way. Inverse of HomeSweetHome.



* The vast majority of superheroes, especially those in a SharedUniverse, fall under this.
24th Apr '17 3:36:17 PM nighttrainfm
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* Rachel in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' quickly becomes like this. At one point, she rejects a DealWithTheDevil that would instantly end the alien invasion, because she realizes that she'd have nothing to do afterwards.
** By the end of the saga, the whole team, except maybe Cassie, follows suit.

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* Rachel in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
** [[TheBigGuy Rachel]]
quickly becomes like this. At one point, she rejects a DealWithTheDevil that would instantly end the alien invasion, both because the price was too high and because she realizes that she'd have nothing to do afterwards.
** By the end of the saga, the whole team, except maybe Cassie, follows suit. [[spoiler: In the aftermath of the war, Rachel is dead and Cassie is the only one with anything like a satisfying, functional life. There's a reason it ends on a BolivianArmyEnding for everyone but her.]]
16th Apr '17 3:15:23 AM Ramona122003
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''Franchise/DragonBall'': Because of Goku's BloodKnight nature, he is at his happiness when he's fighting, either for fun or for his life. When he hears that there is someone stronger than Vegeta, someone who literally crushed every bone in his body not even a month ago, he's all but giddy at the idea of fighting them. Beerus is the God of Destruction who [[TheDreaded the other gods fear]], he wants to fight him. The other Gods of Destruction and their strongest warriors are after Goku since he put their universe in danger, he's more than happy to fight all of them and says so to their faces. Goku even admits that he fights at his best when he's on the edge.

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'': Because of Goku's BloodKnight nature, he is at his happiness when he's fighting, either for fun or for his life. When he hears that there is someone stronger than Vegeta, someone who literally crushed every bone in his body not even a month ago, he's all but giddy at the idea of fighting them. Beerus is the God of Destruction who [[TheDreaded the other gods fear]], he wants to fight him. The other Gods of Destruction and their strongest warriors are after Goku since he put their universe in danger, he's more than happy to fight all of them and says so to their faces. Goku even admits that he fights at his best when he's on the edge.
16th Apr '17 3:14:54 AM Ramona122003
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* In ''Franchise/OnePiece'', Luffy simply chooses the hardest, most difficult paths in his adventure just because he thinks that will be the most exciting. He lives on adventure. Meanwhile, Zoro is definitely of the SpiritedCompetitor mold, always on the watch for worthy opponents, and seemingly bored when not fighting and/or drinking.

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* In ''Franchise/OnePiece'', ''Franchise/OnePiece''
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Luffy simply chooses the hardest, most difficult paths in his adventure just because he thinks that will be the most exciting. He lives on adventure. Meanwhile, Zoro is definitely of the SpiritedCompetitor mold, always on the watch for worthy opponents, and seemingly bored when not fighting and/or drinking.


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''Franchise/DragonBall'': Because of Goku's BloodKnight nature, he is at his happiness when he's fighting, either for fun or for his life. When he hears that there is someone stronger than Vegeta, someone who literally crushed every bone in his body not even a month ago, he's all but giddy at the idea of fighting them. Beerus is the God of Destruction who [[TheDreaded the other gods fear]], he wants to fight him. The other Gods of Destruction and their strongest warriors are after Goku since he put their universe in danger, he's more than happy to fight all of them and says so to their faces. Goku even admits that he fights at his best when he's on the edge.
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