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2nd Apr '17 10:13:09 PM mouschilight
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* The title character of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' leans in this direction occasionally, especially during the Pain arc, telling everyone else to stay the hell away. When one of them doesn't, [[BerserkButton gets hurt]] and, well, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide it's not pretty.]] He is better most of the time though, trusting his teammates, but he'd rather fight the most dangerous enemies himself.

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* The title character of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' leans in this direction occasionally, especially during the Pain arc, telling everyone else to stay the hell away. When one [[spoiler:[[LivingEmotionalCrutch Hinata]]]] doesn't and [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice almost gets killed]] [[ForcedToWatch right in front of them doesn't, Naruto]]... [[BerserkButton gets hurt]] and, well, needless to say]], [[SuperpoweredEvilSide it's not pretty.]] He is better most of the time though, trusting his teammates, but he'd rather fight the most dangerous enemies himself.
2nd Apr '17 7:30:13 PM eroock
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Compare InspirationalMartyr when they do have a clear cause.

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Compare InspirationalMartyr when they do have a clear cause.
cause. Also compare SenselessSacrifice.
30th Mar '17 1:13:43 AM OrangenChan
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' Asama accuses [[spoiler: his propect girlfriend Effie]] of being this in their [[spoiler: ''Invisible Kingdom'']] supports. It's not helped by how they met when she shielded him from a enemy attack so [[AfterActionPatchUp he has to heal her]], and in their A support [[spoiler: protects an ''enemy'' almost at the cost of her own life, after she realised he was a very young kid who had been borderline ForcedIntoEvil.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' Asama Azama accuses [[spoiler: his propect potential girlfriend Effie]] of being this in their [[spoiler: ''Invisible Kingdom'']] [[spoiler:''Revelation'']] supports. It's not helped by how they met when she shielded him from a enemy attack so [[AfterActionPatchUp he has to heal her]], and in their A support [[spoiler: protects an ''enemy'' almost at the cost of her own life, after she realised he was a very young kid who had been borderline ForcedIntoEvil.]]
15th Mar '17 8:14:52 PM Fireblood
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* In ''Film/SecondhandLions'', Hub [=McCann=] expresses little interest in waiting to die of old age, and it is strongly implied that he possesses a severe deathwish, as his only love died years before. However, he is old and retired to a ranch with his brother, and those impulses cause him to risk his life for no reason.

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* In ''Film/SecondhandLions'', Hub [=McCann=] expresses little interest in waiting to die of old age, and it is strongly implied that he possesses a severe deathwish, death wish, as his only love died years before.before [[DeathByChildBirth while giving birth]]. However, he is old and retired to a ranch with his brother, and those impulses cause him to risk his life for no reason. [[spoiler: Eventually he gets his wish, dying with his brother in a reckless plane crash.]]



* PlayedForLaughs with ''Film/ForrestGump'''s lieutenant. One of Lieutenant Dan's relatives died in each war since the American Revolution and he wants to live up to that. [[spoiler: He doesn't. Die, that is. When he meets Forrest again after the war he's extremely bitter about it]]. Although, in the original book's sequel ''Gump and Co.'', [[spoiler: he gets killed by friendly fire in the first Gulf War]].

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* PlayedForLaughs with ''Film/ForrestGump'''s lieutenant. One of Lieutenant Dan's relatives died in each war since the American Revolution and he wants to live up to that. [[spoiler: He doesn't. Die, that is. When he meets Forrest again after the war he's extremely bitter about it]].it, though he eventually gets better]]. Although, in the original book's sequel ''Gump and Co.'', [[spoiler: he gets killed by friendly fire in the first Gulf War]].
17th Feb '17 5:33:32 PM sgamer82
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* The title character from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' does have the tendency to put the deaths of his friends right on his own head.
** In fact, he's explicitly told that is his fatal flaw, that he will always do anything to save a friend. Percy doesn't get how that's a flaw.

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* The title character from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' does have the tendency to put the deaths of his friends right on his own head.
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head. In fact, he's explicitly told that is his fatal flaw, that he will always do anything to save a friend. Percy doesn't get how that's a flaw.flaw.
* Timuscor of ''Literature/SpellsSwordsAndStealth'' desires above all else to be a paladin and strives to live as one would, even if no gods will accept him as theirs. To this end, he is very quick to risk or even sacrifice his life for the greater good or to protect his friends, as he views the act of HeroicSacrifice the highest calling of a paladin. In the third book, it is implied that he may yet have hope for becoming a paladin, but not before he realizes this ''isn't'' the way to go about it.
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.
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