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21st Sep '16 7:32:55 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Literature/TheFalconCannotHear'': After [[spoiler: the death of [=MacArthur=]]], Admirals Fletcher and Bloch use the Atlantic Squadron to set up an American exile community in Guantanamo Bay, declaring themselves separate from any of the factions in the CivilWar. This lasts until Japan invades the West Coast; this pisses off the Admirals enough that they join TheAlliance against the Japanese and their allies, the fascist White faction.
** The Japanese invasion actually triggers another example: [[spoiler: Canada had up until this point been officially neutral, albeit running supplies to the more democratic factions. Shortly after the invasion, Canada declares war on Japan and floods the occupied Northwest with troops.]]
3rd Sep '16 9:33:17 AM comicwriter
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* A plot point in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' is that the isolationist nation of Wakanda finally renews diplomatic ties with the rest of the world in the aftermath of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.
17th Aug '16 9:01:42 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]'' has a non-combat example; Miles isn't especially interested in the inheritance conflict between two heirs to a Countship...until one of them threatens to have a murder charge laid against him if Miles doesn't vote for him. Miles promptly throws his full support behind the other heir.

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* ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]'' ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'' has a non-combat example; Miles isn't especially interested in the inheritance conflict between two heirs to a Countship...until one of them threatens to have a murder charge laid against him if Miles doesn't vote for him. Miles promptly throws his full support behind the other heir.
13th Aug '16 10:01:30 AM sgamer82
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Cataclysm'', the new playable races, the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent worgen]] on the Alliance side, and the [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] on the Horde side, are suddenly thrust into the conflict by the re-emergence of the black dragon [[BigBad Deathwing]], and the subsequent run-ins with opposing factions. The worgen, whose isolationism is forcibly broken by the Cataclysm, are fighting off an invasion by the undead Forsaken who want to annex their lands for a strategic harbour. The goblins escape a volcanic eruption on their home island, only to be shipwrecked after their boat is sunk by Alliance crossfire at sea.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
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In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: ''World of Warcraft: Cataclysm'', the new playable races, the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent worgen]] on the Alliance side, and the [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] on the Horde side, are suddenly thrust into the conflict by the re-emergence of the black dragon [[BigBad Deathwing]], and the subsequent run-ins with opposing factions. The worgen, whose isolationism is forcibly broken by the Cataclysm, are fighting off an invasion by the undead Forsaken who want to annex their lands for a strategic harbour. The goblins escape a volcanic eruption on their home island, only to be shipwrecked after their boat is sunk by Alliance crossfire at sea.



** In the forthcoming ''Mists of Pandaria'' expansion, Dalaran goes down this path after the Horde uses Dalaran's neutral portal network to sneak into the Alliance city of Darnassus. Jaina, Dalaran's newly-appointed leader, reacts by giving the Horde citizens and soldiers in Dalaran an ultimatum: leave or be imprisoned indefinitely. And then her companion Vereesa, wife of the deceased former leader of Dalaran, has the player kill anyone who ''does'' try to escape.

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** In the forthcoming ''Mists of Pandaria'' expansion, Dalaran goes down this path after the Horde uses Dalaran's neutral portal network to sneak into the Alliance city of Darnassus. Jaina, Dalaran's newly-appointed leader, reacts by giving the Horde citizens and soldiers in Dalaran an ultimatum: leave or be imprisoned indefinitely. And then her companion Vereesa, wife of the deceased former leader of Dalaran, has the player kill anyone who ''does'' try to escape.


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** In ''Warlords of Draenor'', the Frostwolf clan of orcs refuses to join the Iron Horde, expecting them to respect their neutrality and leave them be. When that doesn't happen, and the Iron Horde abducts several Frostwolves as sacrifices for the Dark Portal and later attempts to destroy them outright, the Frostwolves ally themselves with the Horde of Azeroth to fight them.
9th Aug '16 11:19:07 PM PaulA
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* In the {{Dragaera}} universe, a rival Dragonlord attempts to start a war with Morrolan, who employs Vlad as a security consultant. Vlad makes no effort to support Morrolan until Fornia's men [[BerserkButton come to his house and threaten him]] to make sure he stays out of it. Now that they've threatened him, and, further, have broken a rule he and the rest of the underground criminal syndicate hold sacred, [[ItsPersonal he is]] ''[[ItsPersonal pissed,]]'' [[NiceJobFixingItVillain joins Morralan's army out of pure spite]], and winds up being a central figure in the final battle of the war.

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* In the {{Dragaera}} Literature/{{Dragaera}} universe, a rival Dragonlord attempts to start a war with Morrolan, who employs Vlad as a security consultant. Vlad makes no effort to support Morrolan until Fornia's men [[BerserkButton come to his house and threaten him]] to make sure he stays out of it. Now that they've threatened him, and, further, have broken a rule he and the rest of the underground criminal syndicate hold sacred, [[ItsPersonal he is]] ''[[ItsPersonal pissed,]]'' [[NiceJobFixingItVillain joins Morralan's army out of pure spite]], and winds up being a central figure in the final battle of the war.
10th Jul '16 11:28:41 AM nombretomado
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* Another one from BioWare and StarWars: Jolee Bindo from ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' is a [[KnightInSourArmor ex-Jedi in Sour Armor]] who left the Order and had exiled himself. Despite being neutral on the KarmaMeter, and making a good show of not caring about the outcome of the current war, he is very quick to scold a player's Dark Side acts. When it comes down to the wire, he chooses the path of a Jedi and will positively ''refuse'' to join you if you choose Dark Side.

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* Another one from BioWare Creator/BioWare and StarWars: Jolee Bindo from ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' is a [[KnightInSourArmor ex-Jedi in Sour Armor]] who left the Order and had exiled himself. Despite being neutral on the KarmaMeter, and making a good show of not caring about the outcome of the current war, he is very quick to scold a player's Dark Side acts. When it comes down to the wire, he chooses the path of a Jedi and will positively ''refuse'' to join you if you choose Dark Side.
22nd Jun '16 10:54:27 AM eowynjedi
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Earthsong}}, the Spinster is a powerful spider-like telepath who is uninterested in taking sides in the fight between Earthsong and Beluosus, and will provide his handmade clothing to both sides since he can enforce his privacy through his spiderwebs. After befriending Willow, he decides to change his policy and sides with Earthsong. [[spoiler:He dies in defense of Haven when Beluosus invades it.]]
15th Jun '16 10:12:16 PM Doug86
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** The U.S. stayed neutral in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne until the Germans were caught attempting to form an offensive alliance with Mexico against the United States.
** The U.S. didn't really start to help the Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo until after the fall of France, and did not get into the war until after Pearl Harbor, and did not declare war against Germany until after Germany declared war against the U.S.

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** The U.S. stayed neutral in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI until the Germans were caught attempting to form an offensive alliance with Mexico against the United States.
** The U.S. didn't really start to help the Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII until after the fall of France, and did not get into the war until after Pearl Harbor, and did not declare war against Germany until after Germany declared war against the U.S.
11th Jun '16 6:25:00 AM Adept
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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."''"
11th Jun '16 6:24:17 AM Adept
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->''"I will be courteous to all, whether friend, foe, or neutral. Especially neutral."''
-->-- [[http://www.geocities.ws/evilsnack/hero.html "The Things I Will Do if I Am Ever the Hero" list]]

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->''"I will ->''-->"I'd made up my mind to steer clear of the Alliance, make my living out where I wouldn't be courteous bothered and wouldn't be bothering neither. But you won't seem to all, whether friend, foe, or neutral. Especially neutral.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."''
-->-- [[http://www.geocities.ws/evilsnack/hero.html "The Things I Will Do if I Am Ever the Hero" list]]
'''Mal''', ''ComicBook/SerenityLeavesOnTheWind''



* {{Spider-Man}} had his NeutralNoLonger moment in his origin story after his refusal to stop a thief on the grounds that it [[BystanderSyndrome wasn't his problem]] got his Uncle Ben killed. He gave up on using his powers for fame and fortune and became a superhero.
* It takes nearly the ''entire series'' for [[StarWarsLegacy Cade Skywalker]] to stop being a selfish {{Jerkass}}. After the Sith have endangered and killed just about everyone he gives a damn about, Cade declares war on them though he still doesn't accept the Jedi calling yet. ''That'' doesn't happen until the ''FinalBattle''.
** Not really. While Cade doesn't sign on with the Imperials or Jedi, he is pretty consistently against the Sith.

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* {{Spider-Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan had his NeutralNoLonger moment in his origin story after his refusal to stop a thief on the grounds that it [[BystanderSyndrome wasn't his problem]] got his Uncle Ben killed. He gave up on using his powers for fame and fortune and became a superhero.
* ''ComicBook/StarWarsLegacy'' It takes nearly the ''entire series'' for [[StarWarsLegacy Cade Skywalker]] Skywalker to stop being a selfish {{Jerkass}}. After the Sith have endangered and killed just about everyone he gives a damn about, Cade declares war on them though he still doesn't accept the Jedi calling yet. ''That'' doesn't happen until the ''FinalBattle''.
** Not really. While Cade doesn't sign on with the Imperials or Jedi, he is pretty consistently against the Sith.
''ComicBook/FinalBattle''.



* In ''ComicBook/SerenityLeavesOnTheWind'', when the [[LaResistance New Resistance]] catches up with ''Serenity'' Mal initially rejects their request to be their leader. But after the Alliance captures Zoe and kills most of the NR in separate incidents, [[NeutralNoLonger he finally gets angry enough]].
-->"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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* In ''ComicBook/SerenityLeavesOnTheWind'', when the [[LaResistance New Resistance]] catches up with ''Serenity'' Mal initially rejects their request to be their leader. But after the Alliance captures Zoe and kills most of the NR in separate incidents, [[NeutralNoLonger he finally gets angry enough]].
-->"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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