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14th Feb '17 1:43:11 AM eroock
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->"I'd made up my mind to steer clear of the Alliance, make my living out where I wouldn't be bothered and wouldn't be bothering neither. But you won't seem to let me live that way. Every time I try to walk away, you come followin'. Well, from now on, you choose to chase me, I'm gonna turn and meet you head on. Be honest, I'm developin' a taste for it."

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->"I'd ->''"I'd made up my mind to steer clear of the Alliance, make my living out where I wouldn't be bothered and wouldn't be bothering neither. But you won't seem to let me live that way. Every time I try to walk away, you come followin'. Well, from now on, you choose to chase me, I'm gonna turn and meet you head on. Be honest, I'm developin' a taste for it.""''
22nd Jan '17 2:49:40 PM Xtifr
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* In ''[[VideoGame/TearsToTiara2 Tears to Tiara 2]]'', the [[GeniusLoci city of Tartessos]] honors an ancient treaty to the Barcids to serve as the capital of Hispania. It then proceeds to remain completely indifferent besides having its groundkeeper tag along with TheParty, despite being invaded and having its walls broken down. Finally when it witness Monomachus' LastStand defending it, it joins in the fight and easily wins with StoryBreakerPower. Though it pretty much goes back to being neutral right after, being originally a city of [[TheFatalist the dragons]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent and all]].

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* In ''[[VideoGame/TearsToTiara2 Tears to Tiara 2]]'', the [[GeniusLoci city of Tartessos]] honors an ancient treaty to the Barcids to serve as the capital of Hispania. It then proceeds to remain completely indifferent besides having its groundkeeper tag along with TheParty, the Party, despite being invaded and having its walls broken down. Finally when it witness Monomachus' LastStand defending it, it joins in the fight and easily wins with StoryBreakerPower. Though it pretty much goes back to being neutral right after, being originally a city of [[TheFatalist the dragons]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent and all]].
13th Dec '16 2:35:52 AM Randallw201238
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* On the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS3E14PillowsAndBlankets "Pillows and Blankets"]], while a campus-wide CivilWar ragea round him, [[ManipulativeBastard Jeff]] first exploits the conflict for personal gain. However, he makes a genuine stance once he sees that the friendship between Troy and Abed has seriously deteriorated. (Subverted in that instead of picking a side to support, he works towards the pair's reconciliation.)

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* On the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS3E14PillowsAndBlankets "Pillows and Blankets"]], while a campus-wide CivilWar ragea rages round him, [[ManipulativeBastard Jeff]] first exploits the conflict for personal gain. However, he makes a genuine stance once he sees that the friendship between Troy and Abed has seriously deteriorated. (Subverted in that instead of picking a side to support, he works towards the pair's reconciliation.)
1st Dec '16 11:54:34 PM mitreya
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* ''Literature/DiamondSwordWoodenSword'' has a hermit, imprisoned under the foundation of the Temple of Cold Flame since time immemorial, who turns out to be formerly [[spoiler:Merlin, the True Mage]]. He remained in exile up until deciding that it is time to get involved to help [[spoiler:Tavi]] -- and turned out to be far more powerful than any of the current generation's mages. [[spoiler:Of course he redeemed/sacrificed himself to stop Chaos and save the current world]]
30th Nov '16 9:32:00 AM ZimFan89
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* In ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'', [[CloudCuckoolander Courageous Conrad]] considers himself a TrueNeutral in matters of good vs evil, as it's a better attitude for business, and as such aids both the Shadow Hand and the J-Team when they cross paths with him on the hunt for the final tablet. But then [[TheDragon Hebi's]] kleptomania causes her to steal from Conrad's store, enraging him and making him [[GuestStarPartyMember aid the J-Team directly]].
17th Nov '16 9:31:13 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* The smugglers of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' 'verse are typically neutral - they'll take any job you happen to want, regardless of faction, and then take your competitors' tomorrow.. until the Empire starts encroaching just a little on their line of work. First they take Talon Karrde prisoner to keep him from revealing (i.e. selling) the location of the Katana fleet. After he gets broken out of prison, Karrde promptly turns around and gives it to the New Republic. Then the Empire hires a mole to stop the smugglers from banding together, who promptly [[TooDumbToLive ordered a hit on a smuggler meeting]] that [[AndYourLittleDogToo killed the one unarmed guy in the room]] and approximately no one else. Turns out upsetting an entire underworld's worth of cutthroat low-lives is a ''bad idea''.

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* The smugglers of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' 'verse are typically neutral - they'll take any job you happen to want, regardless of faction, and then take your competitors' tomorrow.. until the Empire starts encroaching just a little on their line of work. First they take Talon Karrde prisoner to keep him from revealing (i.e. selling) the location of the Katana fleet. After he gets broken out of prison, Karrde promptly turns around and gives it to the New Republic. Then the Empire hires a mole to stop the smugglers from banding together, who promptly [[TooDumbToLive ordered a hit on a smuggler meeting]] that [[AndYourLittleDogToo killed the one unarmed guy in the room]] and approximately no one else. Turns out upsetting an entire underworld's worth of cutthroat low-lives is a ''bad idea''. His Imperial handlers had actually instructed him not to do anything like that, for this exact reason; he was just an idiot.
10th Nov '16 6:24:09 PM Sonofstranger
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* ''Night'' by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel pleads the readers to turn to this trope.

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* ''Night'' ''{{Literature/Night}}'' by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel pleads the readers to turn to this trope.
6th Nov '16 5:25:43 PM Zaptech
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6th Nov '16 5:19:20 PM Zaptech
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* The theme continues in both ''Videogame/TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings'' and ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', where Geralt finds he's typically stuck in the middle between two hostile factions, and he ''has'' to pick someone to side with, as he needs their help. Early in the second game, for example, Geralt is accused of assassinating the king of Temeria, and has to side with either Vernon Roche, head of Temeria's special forces, or Iorveth, leader of a Scoia'tael guerilla force, in order to keep from being executed and find the true killers.
27th Oct '16 3:42:41 PM DustSnitch
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* A running theme in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. Geralt of Rivia is smart enough to know he gains nothing from getting involved in the war between [[KnightTemplar the Order of the Flaming Rose]] and [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized the Scoia'tael]] and would rather get on with his personal quest. But everyone recognizes what a {{Badass}} Geralt is and tries to persuade him to join their side, and those that don't try to persuade Geralt berate Geralt for thinking he can stroll through the middle of a war zone and not get involved. It's possible to avert this trope, but it is very difficult and involves some VideoGameCrueltyPotential.

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* A running theme in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. Geralt of Rivia is smart enough to know he gains nothing from getting involved in the war between [[KnightTemplar the Order of the Flaming Rose]] and [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized the Scoia'tael]] and would rather get on with his personal quest. But everyone recognizes what a {{Badass}} badass Geralt is and tries to persuade him to join their side, and those that don't try to persuade Geralt berate Geralt for thinking he can stroll through the middle of a war zone and not get involved. It's possible to avert this trope, but it is very difficult and involves some VideoGameCrueltyPotential.
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