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31st Jul '17 6:51:55 PM DarkDestruction
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*This is the general stance of Resistance troops and senior staff in ''VideoGame/XCOM2''. An example, where [[TheAtoner Dr. Tygan]] acts as a devil's advocate in this case:
->'''Bradford:''' ''ADVENT's got their propaganda machine working overtime...we're still seeing a steady flow of migrants heading into the cities.''
->'''Dr. Tygan:''' ''I'm not sure they have to do all that much convincing at this point.''
->'''Bradford:''' ''...And I'm not sure I'd trade having a chip in my head for a few hot meals and the cure for the common cold.''
->'''Dr. Tygan:''' ''Maybe not-but what about the terminally ill? The elderly, or the disabled? The aliens can offer them something we can't-something most people would trade anything for.''
->'''Bradford:''' ''You're wrong about that, Doctor. We can offer them freedom, even if it means they have to endure the pains of being human.''
29th May '17 3:44:39 AM Codefreak5
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': The main conflict between Lucio and Vishkar Corporation (and to a small extension, their NobleTopEnforcer, Symmetra) boils down to this. Vishkar believes that Prosperity and order prevails over all else, they have built prosperous cities where people are living in great standards, and believes freedom is just an illusion that causes more harm, so they strove to make the world more prosperous, even if they have to resort to corrupt methods like slavery or destroying cultural icons. At least that is what Symmetra believed, but she's starting to doubt whether they're really aiming for prosperity of all like she's doing or [[CorruptCorporateExecutive just trying to line in more profit for them or imposing their will]]. On the other hand, Lucio is the guy who believes in Liberty greatly that he drove Vishkar when they went too far in oppressing his home. While he's now rich because of his rebellion making him an international superstar, his favela home still remained dirt poor, but he considers it a fair price, they still retained their freedom and he can still deliver his fortune to his home.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': The main conflict between Lucio and Vishkar Corporation (and to a small extension, their NobleTopEnforcer, Symmetra) boils down to this. Vishkar believes that Prosperity and order prevails over all else, they have built prosperous cities where people are living in great standards, and believes freedom is just an illusion that causes more harm, so they strove to make the world more prosperous, even if they have to resort to corrupt methods like slavery or destroying cultural icons. At least that is what Symmetra believed, but she's starting to doubt whether they're really aiming for prosperity of all like she's doing or [[CorruptCorporateExecutive just trying to line in more profit for them or imposing their will]]. On the other hand, Lucio is the guy who believes in Liberty so greatly that he drove Vishkar out when they went too far in oppressing his home. While he's now rich because of his rebellion making him an international superstar, his favela home still remained dirt poor, but he considers it a fair price, they still retained their freedom and he can still deliver his fortune to his home.
12th May '17 7:04:57 PM Fireblood
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** Later, however, he blames Kirk for the hardship his people experienced on the planet, including losing his wife, and goes on [[Film/StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan a quest for revenge]].
3rd Mar '17 6:21:16 PM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': The main conflict between Lucio and Vishkar Corporation (and to a small extension, their NobleTopEnforcer, Symmetra) boils down to this. Vishkar believes that Prosperity and order prevails over all else, they have built prosperous cities where people are living in great standards, and believes freedom is just an illusion that causes more harm, so they strove to make the world more prosperous, even if they have to resort to corrupt methods like slavery or destroying cultural icons. At least that is what Symmetra believed, but she's starting to doubt whether they're really aiming for prosperity of all like she's doing or [[CorruptCorporateExecutive just trying to line in more profit for them or imposing their will]]. On the other hand, Lucio is the guy who believes in Liberty greatly that he drove Vishkar when they went too far in oppressing his home. While he's now rich because of his rebellion making him an international superstar, his favela home still remained dirt poor, but he considers it a fair price, they still retained their freedom and he can still deliver his fortune to his home.
21st Feb '17 1:56:50 PM Gosicrystal
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* Done again in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' should you [[spoiler:side with the Minutemen and help them destroy the Institute. The Institute's technological marvels in the fields of robotics and bioscience are LostForever, but at least the Commonwealth is still in the hands of the wastelanders who live in it, rather than the testing ground for the amok experiments of a handful of shady scientist types.]]

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* Done again in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' should you [[spoiler:side with the Minutemen and help them destroy the Institute. The Institute's technological marvels in the fields of robotics and bioscience are LostForever, [[PermanentlyMissableContent lost]], but at least the Commonwealth is still in the hands of the wastelanders who live in it, rather than the testing ground for the amok experiments of a handful of shady scientist types.]]
10th Feb '17 2:40:07 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ygritte admits the wildlings have poorer industry and weapons than the rest of Westeros, but they are free.
9th Nov '16 5:30:22 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Transcendence]]'', Atkins recounts how his family prefered liberty to prosperity -- they didn't do what anyone else told them to do.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Transcendence]]'', Atkins recounts how his family prefered liberty to prosperity -- they didn't do what anyone else told them to do.
14th Sep '16 9:32:10 PM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''Literature/TheWorldAndThorinn'', Thorinn is eventually left with the choice of whether to [[spoiler:take control from The Monitor and ensure the freedom of humanity or choose not to take control and ensure the survival of humanity]].
30th Aug '16 12:38:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''MutantChronicles'': Most people who decide to go freelance make this choice. However, most of them can't hack the insecurity and figure a steady paycheck, pension and medical benefits are worth the loss of liberty.

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* ''MutantChronicles'': ''TabletopGame/MutantChronicles'': Most people who decide to go freelance make this choice. However, most of them can't hack the insecurity and figure a steady paycheck, pension and medical benefits are worth the loss of liberty.
23rd Jul '16 12:48:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'', the Global Soviet Union rules over the whole world, save the DividedStatesOfAmerica. Despite people all over the world living in a socialist utopia, the Americans remain independent, living in a war-torn country, to avoid being ruled over by BigBrother Superman.

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* In ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'', the Global Soviet Union rules over the whole world, save the DividedStatesOfAmerica. Despite people all over the world living in a socialist utopia, the Americans remain independent, living in a war-torn country, to avoid being ruled over by BigBrother ShadowDictator Superman.
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