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8th Apr '18 9:13:26 AM DanteVin
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* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'': During the Silverwind Stretch arc, Io, Eugen and Rosetta are saved from an avalanche by Orchid while everyone else was caught in the avalanche and separated. With Orchid exhausted from the effort, soldiers quickly moving in to surround them, and the cold weather not getting better, Eugen decides the best course of action is to surrender.
8th Apr '18 1:15:51 AM Argon2
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* In ''Manga/SevenDeadlySins'', Princess Elizabeth fleeing the capital to seek help after her father's murder is portrayed as both the smart and right thing to do. Especially since [[DamselInDistress she]] had no hope in hell of defeating his usurpers or bringing them to justice legally (they were ''that'' high up in Liones' hierarchy).

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* In ''Manga/SevenDeadlySins'', ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', Princess Elizabeth fleeing the capital to seek help after her father's murder is portrayed as both the smart and right thing to do. Especially since [[DamselInDistress she]] had no hope in hell of defeating his usurpers or bringing them to justice legally (they were ''that'' high up in Liones' hierarchy).



--> '''Hulk:''' Pay taxes.
--> '''Bullseye:''' Okay, I will.
--> ''Moments later, Bullseye is letting himself be handcuffed.''
--> '''Cop:''' Huh, the fight sure went out of you quick!
--> '''Bullseye:''' Hulk says pay taxes. I pay taxes.

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--> '''Hulk:''' -->'''Hulk:''' Pay taxes.
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taxes.\\
'''Bullseye:''' Okay, I will.
-->
will.\\
''Moments later, Bullseye is letting himself be handcuffed.''
-->
''\\
'''Cop:''' Huh, the fight sure went out of you quick!
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quick!\\
'''Bullseye:''' Hulk says pay taxes. I pay taxes.
5th Apr '18 5:25:28 AM Argon2
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* In ''Manga/SevenDeadlySins'', Princess Elizabeth fleeing the capital to seek help after her father's murder is portrayed as both the smart and right thing to do. Especially since [[DamselInDistress she]] had no hope in hell of defeating his usurpers or bringing them to justice legally (they were ''that'' high up in Liones' hierarchy).



'''Superman''': Ha. How about this? They surrender.[[note]][[InsaneTrollLogic Which doesn't solve the paradox at all.]] If by "they surrender" he means that the Unstoppable Force gives up trying to move the Immoveable Object, then it's not Unstoppable. If the IO "surrenders" by moving, then it's not Immoveable.[[/note]]

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'''Superman''': Ha. How about this? They surrender.[[note]][[InsaneTrollLogic Which doesn't solve the paradox at all.]] If by "they surrender" he means that the Unstoppable Force gives up trying to move the Immoveable Object, then it's not Unstoppable. If the IO "surrenders" by moving, then it's not Immoveable.Immovable.[[/note]]
31st Mar '18 6:33:29 PM ZimFan89
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** At the start of WorldWarIII, the Soviets invade and occupy Iceland in order to gain naval dominance of the Atlantic, but upon doing so leave only a relatively small force to hold the island. Thus, when the Allies counter-invade to liberate the country later in the war, they quickly overwhelm the Soviets. Seeing that victory is impossible, and refusing to follow Moscow's orders to fight to the last man, the Soviet commanding general surrenders his forces in total.
27th Mar '18 7:54:59 AM Macsen
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* One of the {{Non Standard Game Over}}s in ''VideoGame/FreddyFazbearsPizzeriaSimulator is the Bankruptcy ending, where Tutorial Unit essentially tells you this before you're fired[[spoiler: [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou and the game force-quits on you, clearing your save file of anything but any certificates you've earned, including the Certificate of Bankruptcy you earn for this very ending]]]].

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* One of the {{Non Standard Game Over}}s in ''VideoGame/FreddyFazbearsPizzeriaSimulator ''VideoGame/FreddyFazbearsPizzeriaSimulator'' is the Bankruptcy ending, where Tutorial Unit essentially tells you this before you're fired[[spoiler: [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou and the game force-quits on you, clearing your save file of anything but any certificates you've earned, including the Certificate of Bankruptcy you earn for this very ending]]]].
27th Mar '18 7:54:44 AM Macsen
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* One of the {{Non-Standard Game Over}}s in ''[[VideoGame/FreddyFazbearsPizzeriaSimulator]] is the Bankruptcy ending, where Tutorial Unit essentially tells you this before you're fired[[spoiler: [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou and the game force-quits on you, clearing your save file of anything but any certificates you've earned, including the Certificate of Bankruptcy you earn for this very ending]]]].

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* One of the {{Non-Standard {{Non Standard Game Over}}s in ''[[VideoGame/FreddyFazbearsPizzeriaSimulator]] ''VideoGame/FreddyFazbearsPizzeriaSimulator is the Bankruptcy ending, where Tutorial Unit essentially tells you this before you're fired[[spoiler: [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou and the game force-quits on you, clearing your save file of anything but any certificates you've earned, including the Certificate of Bankruptcy you earn for this very ending]]]].
27th Mar '18 7:54:05 AM Macsen
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* One of the {{Unconventional Game Over}}s in ''[[VideoGame/FreddyFazbearsPizzeriaSimulator]] is the Bankruptcy ending, where Tutorial Unit essentially tells you this before you're fired[[spoiler: [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou and the game force-quits on you, clearing your save file of anything but any certificates you've earned, including the Certificate of Bankruptcy you earn for this very ending]]]].

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* One of the {{Unconventional {{Non-Standard Game Over}}s in ''[[VideoGame/FreddyFazbearsPizzeriaSimulator]] is the Bankruptcy ending, where Tutorial Unit essentially tells you this before you're fired[[spoiler: [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou and the game force-quits on you, clearing your save file of anything but any certificates you've earned, including the Certificate of Bankruptcy you earn for this very ending]]]].
27th Mar '18 7:53:17 AM Macsen
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* One of the {{Unconventional Game Over}}s in ''[[VideoGame/FreddyFazbearsPizzeriaSimulator]] is the Bankruptcy ending, where Tutorial Unit essentially tells you this before you're fired[[spoiler: [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou and the game force-quits on you, clearing your save file of anything but any certificates you've earned, including the Certificate of Bankruptcy you earn for this very ending]]]].
-->'''Tutorial Unit:''' While we encourage entrepreneurs to follow their dreams, we also recognize a lost cause when we see one.
14th Mar '18 6:36:14 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Despite his cocky attitude, Ethan knows when he's outmatched.
11th Mar '18 11:04:09 AM Shadowgazer
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See also ScrewThisImOuttaHere; VillainExitStageLeft; OptOut; ISurrenderSuckers; GracefulLoser; IWillFightNoMoreForever; RunOrDie; SwitchOutMove; SensingYouAreOutmatched; TacticalWithdrawal. Contrast SunkCostFallacy, which this trope tries to avoid, and SurrenderBackfire. Compare/Contrast DirtyCoward and RageQuit; which are more emotion-driven while Knowing when to Fold 'Em is strategically based.

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See also ScrewThisImOuttaHere; VillainExitStageLeft; OptOut; ISurrenderSuckers; GracefulLoser; IWillFightNoMoreForever; RunOrDie; SwitchOutMove; SensingYouAreOutmatched; TacticalWithdrawal. Contrast SunkCostFallacy, which this trope tries to avoid, and SurrenderBackfire. Compare/Contrast Compare with DirtyCoward and contrast with RageQuit; which are more emotion-driven while Knowing when to Fold 'Em is strategically based.based, even though anyone who is willing to commit atrocities because he believes he has the upper hand and stands back because of biting more than he could chew is a DirtyCoward by default especially if the evil that they intended to commit was petty.
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