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7th Jan '17 7:53:43 AM Daefos
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** Much of this is due to Rand's growing insanity over the course of the series; once he [[BoredWithInsanity clears that up,]] he stops discriminating by sex and becomes much more pragmatic, although he still insists on focusing as much risk onto himself as possible to keep others safe. It isn't until [[spoiler: Egwene's dying spirit]] convinces him that this is selfish that he finally relents.
17th Oct '16 4:56:07 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'', both the heroine Micaiah and the king Pelleas display definite traits of the trope; Pelleas is quite happy to discover his death means freeing his country from the DealWithTheDevil he unwittingly signed, and Micaiah can [[TakeAThirdOption prevent this]] by [[TakingTheBullet throwing herself]] in front of the weapon meant for him.

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* In ''[[FireEmblemTellius ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'', both the heroine Micaiah and the king Pelleas display definite traits of the trope; Pelleas is quite happy to discover his death means freeing his country from the DealWithTheDevil he unwittingly signed, and Micaiah can [[TakeAThirdOption prevent this]] by [[TakingTheBullet throwing herself]] in front of the weapon meant for him.
27th Jul '16 6:06:51 PM nombretomado
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* CyranoDeBergerac: This trope is Lampshaded, Deconstructed and justified with Cyrano. ''Lampshaded'' by Le Bret when Cyrano fights against one hundred men when all Ligniere asked was to ''sleep at his house''. Later, Cyrano will rescue De Guiche's white scarf from enemy lines… ''just so he can boast to De Guiche''. Cyrano is badass enough to survive and win, but then the play ''deconstructs'' this trope showing how this attitude arises not only in perilous situations, but in all aspects of the life of a person: [[MartyrWithoutACause Cyrano throws away every chance of glory]] or [[LoveMartyr love he has]]. [[OnlySaneMan Le Bret]] continuously scolds Cyrano about this attitude. Cyrano simply [[JerkJustifications says that he is trying to live without compromises]], but the sad truth is that this trope is ''justified'' because Cyrano's attitude is the logical conclusion of a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy badass]] without [[MommyIssues any self esteem]] raised in a MartyrdomCulture.

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* CyranoDeBergerac: ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': This trope is Lampshaded, Deconstructed and justified with Cyrano. ''Lampshaded'' by Le Bret when Cyrano fights against one hundred men when all Ligniere asked was to ''sleep at his house''. Later, Cyrano will rescue De Guiche's white scarf from enemy lines… ''just so he can boast to De Guiche''. Cyrano is badass enough to survive and win, but then the play ''deconstructs'' this trope showing how this attitude arises not only in perilous situations, but in all aspects of the life of a person: [[MartyrWithoutACause Cyrano throws away every chance of glory]] or [[LoveMartyr love he has]]. [[OnlySaneMan Le Bret]] continuously scolds Cyrano about this attitude. Cyrano simply [[JerkJustifications says that he is trying to live without compromises]], but the sad truth is that this trope is ''justified'' because Cyrano's attitude is the logical conclusion of a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy badass]] without [[MommyIssues any self esteem]] raised in a MartyrdomCulture.
21st Jul '16 4:09:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Making it worse is that Voldemort quickly figures that out. In one of the few times he shows [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy any savvy]], he uses Harry's willingness to rescue loved ones by [[spoiler: sending fake memories of capturing Sirius Black in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'']]. By the time of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The Deathly Hallows]]'', Voldemort accuses Harry [[spoiler:of letting others die protecting him in order to guilt-trip Harry into sacrificing himself during the Battle of Hogwarts]].

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** Making it worse is that Voldemort quickly figures that out. In one of the few times he shows [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy any savvy]], savvy, he uses Harry's willingness to rescue loved ones by [[spoiler: sending fake memories of capturing Sirius Black in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'']]. By the time of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The Deathly Hallows]]'', Voldemort accuses Harry [[spoiler:of letting others die protecting him in order to guilt-trip Harry into sacrificing himself during the Battle of Hogwarts]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}''. Optimus Prime (in various incarnations) has heroically sacrificed himself [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_many_deaths_of_Optimus_Prime so many times]], it's become a running joke. Of course, given that he's guaranteed to come BackFromTheDead it may be some sort of GenreSavvy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}''. Optimus Prime (in various incarnations) has heroically sacrificed himself [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_many_deaths_of_Optimus_Prime so many times]], it's become a running joke. Of course, given that he's guaranteed to come BackFromTheDead it may be some sort of GenreSavvy.BackFromTheDead...
15th Jul '16 6:36:16 AM Willbyr
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* ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'' acts like this at times.

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* ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'' ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' acts like this at times.
30th May '16 8:49:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** This was [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in the text story ''Prime Spark'', where, after dying in the show, [[TransformersArmada Armada]][[CharacterizationTags !]]Prime meets the ghosts of his ''[[TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' counterparts; both tell him that it's more important for a leader to lead his troops than to sacrifice himself for some perceived mistake.

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** This was [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in the text story ''Prime Spark'', where, after dying in the show, [[TransformersArmada [[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]][[CharacterizationTags !]]Prime meets the ghosts of his ''[[TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' counterparts; both tell him that it's more important for a leader to lead his troops than to sacrifice himself for some perceived mistake.
30th May '16 5:01:12 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* All ''TamoraPierce'' heroines have this as a defining quality, to the exasperation of their various comrades.

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* All ''TamoraPierce'' ''Creator/TamoraPierce'' heroines have this as a defining quality, to the exasperation of their various comrades.
22nd Apr '16 9:58:52 AM pinkdalek
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* Lenna in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' will commit any act of self-poisoning or self-injury on herself in order to help dragons, even when it's unclear why hurting herself will help them. This is taken to extremes that even Bartz finds himself rolling his eyes about. Very late in the game, when obtaining the Phoenix Summon, the player will discover that this is caused by extreme guilt over an abortive attempt to kill the last dragon.
11th Mar '16 10:02:24 PM GrammarNavi
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* One episode of ''ThisIsWonderland'' involved an ex-cop, played by Ron White, who was caught in a self-destructive cycle after someone shot a gun at his face. The gun didn't go off, but he seems to have felt that it should have.

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* One episode of ''ThisIsWonderland'' ''Series/ThisIsWonderland'' involved an ex-cop, played by Ron White, who was caught in a self-destructive cycle after someone shot a gun at his face. The gun didn't go off, but he seems to have felt that it should have.
28th Jan '16 2:06:59 PM Ohio9
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* Chrono from ''VideoGame//ChronoCrusade'' '''constantly''' feels the need to do this. Almost every time there's an attack on his group, he'll push away his comrades and jump in front of the attack. Arguably this is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since Chrono is a demon with the ability to heal himself, but he still seems almost ridiculously obsessed with being the only one to take any damage.

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* Chrono from ''VideoGame//ChronoCrusade'' ''Anime/ChronoCrusade'' '''constantly''' feels the need to do this. Almost every time there's an attack on his group, he'll push away his comrades and jump in front of the attack. Arguably this is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since Chrono is a demon with the ability to heal himself, but he still seems almost ridiculously obsessed with being the only one to take any damage.
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