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4th Jul '17 6:02:05 PM Goldfritha
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However, sometimes heroes ''do'' give in. In these cases, they usually get a vision warning them to leave, see an injustice and realize they can't stand idly by, they see the pile of cannibalized heroes in the cellar, or their new home gets [[WatchingTroyBurn razed]]. It's worth noting that a hero legitimately at the end of their quest may feel tempted to [[ChronicHeroSyndrome keep on "Heroing"]], and be dissuaded in favor of [[PassingTheTorch letting someone else pick up the banner]] so they can enjoy a HappilyEverAfter.

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However, sometimes heroes ''do'' give in. In these cases, they usually get a vision warning them to leave, see an injustice and realize they can't stand idly by, they see the pile of cannibalized heroes in the cellar, or their new home gets [[WatchingTroyBurn razed]].

It's worth noting that a hero legitimately at the end of their quest may feel tempted to [[ChronicHeroSyndrome keep on "Heroing"]], and be dissuaded in favor of [[PassingTheTorch letting someone else pick up the banner]] so they can enjoy a HappilyEverAfter.
HappilyEverAfter. Or he can keep on with the adventures, which may even be deemed a failure of his part, because he would have done more good in a more mundane but less InHarmsWay life.


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* In Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/MothAndCobweb Green Knight's Squire]]'', Gil faces several, including being in prison and realizing that unless he left the next day he would be utterly unable to make it; his mother's forbidding it; Nerea's trying to talk him out of it (though Gil does manage to persuade her that as the lady of KnightErrant, it's her duty to encourage him); a man telling him it was tantamount to suicide and so a sin; and more.
2nd Jul '17 2:06:50 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''TabletopGame/TheApocalypseStone'' (an ''Advanced TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign), as the players try to restore the titular ArtifactOfDoom, they're presented by several groups of people in need of heroes. It turns out these are all tests by the gods in order to see if the heroes are worthy; the correct answer is to ignore all distractions (up to and including the Tarrasque, ''D&D''[='s=] equivalent to Franchise/{{Godzilla}}) and keep going to replace the stone. The fact that [[SkewedPriorities the gods feel the need to test the heroes rather than helping them try to avert]] TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is one aspect of the module that bothers some players, [[spoiler:especially since no matter what the party does, there's no way to save the universe; the campaign was designed to be unwinnable]].
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25th May '17 6:05:33 PM rva98014
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* In ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', [[spoiler: after Moana and Maui's first attempt at returning the Heart and saving the world ends in failure and Maui leaving her, Moana is left completely discouraged and alone, and she loses all resolve in her mission and gives the Heart back to the ocean, telling it to choose someone else to return the Heart. Then the ghost of her Grandmother Tala appears and tells Moana that, if she wants or needs to, Moana can go back home and the ocean will choose someone else to return the Heart. However, a further pep talk from Tala, a visit from the spirits of her ancestors, and Moana's own love for the ocean and desire to save her people encourage her to press on and try again. This time, she (and Maui who returns) is successful in returning the heart.]]

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* In ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', [[spoiler: after Moana and Maui's first attempt at returning the Heart and saving the world ends in failure and Maui leaving her, Moana is left completely discouraged and alone, and she loses all resolve in her mission and gives the Heart back to the ocean, telling it to choose someone else to return the Heart. Then the ghost of her Grandmother Tala appears and tells Moana that, that if she wants or needs to, is ready to go home "I will be with you". This is an interesting variation of the trope in that the scene plays out quietly with a genuine offer instead of a temptation. Gramma Tala is there to provide loving support to insure that Moana can go back home and the ocean will choose someone else is doing what she truly wants. This leads to return the Heart. However, a further pep talk from Tala, a visit from the spirits of her ancestors, and Moana's own love for the ocean and desire to save her people all combining to encourage her to press on and try again.again.. This time, she (and Maui who returns) is successful in returning the heart.]]
18th May '17 12:15:06 PM HighCrate
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* In Creator/PeterSBeagle's ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'', Amalthea (the unicorn transformed into a young woman) tries to back out just before the final battle. Her lover, Prince Lir, is [[GenreSavvy an experienced hero]] and insists that it can't end this way -- even though if she stayed human they could marry and be happy together. The same event could also be considered a test for ''him''.

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* In Creator/PeterSBeagle's ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'', Amalthea (the unicorn transformed into a young woman) tries to back out just before the final battle. Her lover, Prince Lir, is [[GenreSavvy an experienced hero]] hero and insists that it can't end this way -- even though if she stayed human they could marry and be happy together. The same event could also be considered a test for ''him''.
30th Mar '17 1:22:40 PM Madrugada
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[[caption-width-right:350:Calypso and Odysseus, by N. C. Wyeth.]]


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[[caption-width-right:350:Calypso [[caption-width-right:350:"Look, lady, you're pretty and Odysseus, by N. C. Wyeth.]]

all, but [[Literature/TheOdyssey I really need to get back home."]]]]

30th Mar '17 1:16:55 PM Madrugada
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24th Mar '17 3:30:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Cyborg}}'', Gibson gives in and hangs up his arsenal to settle down with a family he's helped escape from the hell of a post-apocalyptic city (seen in flashback). As for how that turned out for him... well, lets just say there's a reason he's already hunting the villain when Pearl Prophet runs into him...

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* In ''Film/{{Cyborg}}'', ''Film/{{Cyborg 1989}}'', Gibson gives in and hangs up his arsenal to settle down with a family he's helped escape from the hell of a post-apocalyptic city (seen in flashback). As for how that turned out for him... well, lets just say there's a reason he's already hunting the villain when Pearl Prophet runs into him...
2nd Feb '17 5:39:17 AM dotchan
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* [[Manga/TriGun Vash the Stampede]] winds up in a lengthy TenMinuteRetirement that's basically flunking this with very good reason: 1) the pain is just too much, 2) his evil brother put one over on him again in such a way that he has to consider himself a public menace, and 3) he screwed up and wrecked another damn city; the human race are ''clearly'' better off without him putting his foot in it.

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* [[Manga/TriGun ''Manga/TriGun'': Vash the Stampede]] Stampede winds up in a lengthy TenMinuteRetirement that's basically flunking this with very good reason: 1) the pain is just too much, 2) his evil brother put one over on him again in such a way that he has to consider himself a public menace, and 3) he screwed up and wrecked another damn city; the human race are ''clearly'' better off without him putting his foot in it.
27th Jan '17 7:20:11 AM madammina
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* Mabel is trapped in a LotusEaterMachine variant in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when [[spoiler: Bill captures her before the finale. It takes Dipper going in there to get her out. ]]



* Mabel is trapped in a LotusEaterMachine variant in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when [[spoiler: Bill captures her before the finale. It takes Dipper going in there to get her out. ]]

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* Mabel is trapped in a LotusEaterMachine variant in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when [[spoiler: Bill captures her before the finale. It takes Dipper going in there to get her out. ]]
27th Jan '17 7:17:30 AM madammina
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* Mabel is trapped in a LotusEaterMachine variant in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when [[spoiler: Bill captures her before the finale. It takes Dipper going in there to get her out. ]]
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