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8th Jun '17 7:06:36 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''VideoGame/SpiderManEdgeOfTime'': The Alchemax CEO, aka [[spoiler:Peter Parker 2099]], explains to Spider-Man 2099 his plan: he wants to harness the quantum energy from Walker Sloan's gateway and rewrite history to reverse Amazing Spider-Man's mistakes, including the [[MyGreatestFailure deaths]] of Uncle Ben and [[ILetGwenStacyDie Gwen Stacy]] and her father. Spidey 2099 argues against his plan for this reason, but the CEO doesn't listen.
-->'''Spider-Man 2099''': You're talking about power no human should have. You'll end up destroying yourself, but not before you've annihilated everything else.
26th Apr '17 1:46:35 PM AnOrangePeon
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** In "The Tyranny of King Washington" DLC for ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', Connor and Washington touch an Apple and experience an AlternateHistory where Washington goes mad with its power and declares himself king. Also during the game Connor drinks a tea made from a Red Wood that gives him power and slowly starts to lose himself to it. After Connor defeats him in this reality, they snap out of it. Neither of them wants to have the Apple after this, but Washington begs Connor to put it somewhere where no one will ever find it. Connor drops it into the ocean, while Washington's belief that a republic is the only bulwark against tyranny is only reinforced.

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** In "The Tyranny of King Washington" DLC for ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', Connor and Washington touch an Apple and experience an AlternateHistory where Washington goes mad with its power and declares himself king. Also during the game Connor drinks a tea made from a Red Wood Willow Tree that gives him power and slowly starts to lose himself to it. After Connor defeats him in this reality, they snap out of it. Neither of them wants to have the Apple after this, but Washington begs Connor to put it somewhere where no one will ever find it. Connor drops it into the ocean, while Washington's belief that a republic is the only bulwark against tyranny is only reinforced.
21st Apr '17 1:01:21 PM nighttrainfm
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** When the Doctor alters a fixed point in time in ''The Waters of Mars'' and thinks of himself as [[AGodAmI "the Time Lord Victorious"]], with the ability to dictate the laws of time and manipulate the course of history to whatever he wants, Captain Brook tries to convince him that nobody should be able to do that. [[spoiler: He replies "Tough", and says it's for him to decide the morality of his actions. It takes Brook's suicide to shock him back to reality]].

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** When the Doctor alters a fixed point in time in ''The Waters of Mars'' and thinks of himself as [[AGodAmI "the Time Lord Victorious"]], with the ability to dictate the laws of time and manipulate the course of history to whatever he wants, Captain Brook tries to convince him that nobody should be able to do that. [[spoiler: He replies "Tough", and says it's for him to decide the morality of his actions. It takes Brook's suicide to shock him back to reality]].reality.]]
** TheMaster has, at least twice, offered the Doctor joint or even ''total'' control of their superweapon of the week, daring him to rule the universe benevolently. Both times, the Doctor refused for this reason (plus, he'd find ruling over anything soul-crushingly dull).
10th Apr '17 11:08:16 PM Nejiiuyn
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a villainous and justified version. The World Government would probably prefer to destroy the Poneglyphs that have the only known record of the Blank Century inscribed on them, with the possible exception of the one describing the location of [[LostSuperweapon Pluton]]. Said Poneglyphs are frustratingly impervious to harm, so the Government resorts to killing anyone who can read them. At the same time though, Tom the shipwright had the blueprints to Pluton, which was passed down by each main shipwright of Water 7. Spandam knows this and tries everything he can to get the plans before getting Nico Robin, who is the only person left who can read the Poneglyphs. Iceberg and later Franky end up with the plans; here it's discovered the plans exist that in case someone discovered the weapons and resurrected it for misuse (including the World Government), the plans were made to counteract them. Franky destroys them, saying that once the plans were known, they would have to be destroyed.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a villainous and justified version. The World Government would probably prefer to destroy the Poneglyphs that have the only known record of the Blank Void Century inscribed on them, with the possible exception of the one describing the location of [[LostSuperweapon Pluton]]. Said Poneglyphs are frustratingly impervious to harm, so the Government resorts to killing anyone who can read them. At the same time though, Tom the shipwright had the blueprints to Pluton, which was passed down by each main shipwright of Water 7. Spandam knows this and tries everything he can to get the plans before getting Nico Robin, who is the only person left who can read the Poneglyphs. Iceberg and later Franky end up with the plans; here it's discovered the plans exist that in case someone discovered the weapons and resurrected it for misuse (including the World Government), the plans were made to counteract them. Franky destroys them, saying that once the plans were known, they would have to be destroyed.
23rd Mar '17 7:50:01 PM Doug86
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** The StarTrekExpandedUniverse has the sword retrieved at least twice. In ''VideoGame/StarTrekArmada'', Worf's enemy Toral seeks to take over the Empire with a fake and goes after Worf in order to prevent anyone from finding the real one. Worf survives, retrieves the real sword, and reaffirms Martok as the Chancellor. In a novel, Ezri Dax retrieves the sword and gives it to Martok, who has been overthrown by his illegitimate son, causing the pitched battle to stop and every Klingon to bow down to their Chancellor.

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** The StarTrekExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse has the sword retrieved at least twice. In ''VideoGame/StarTrekArmada'', Worf's enemy Toral seeks to take over the Empire with a fake and goes after Worf in order to prevent anyone from finding the real one. Worf survives, retrieves the real sword, and reaffirms Martok as the Chancellor. In a novel, Ezri Dax retrieves the sword and gives it to Martok, who has been overthrown by his illegitimate son, causing the pitched battle to stop and every Klingon to bow down to their Chancellor.
8th Feb '17 1:12:05 PM Overfiend
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* Spike Lee's biopic Malcolm X has a key and iconic scene where the Nation of Islam leader successfully obtains access to and subsequently medical help for a black man incarcerated (probably unjustly) by local police. This is accomplished by X heading up a veritable army composed of not only Nation of Islam members, but also black onlookers, creating a nevertheless peaceful (but determined) mob of perhaps a couple of hundred, spontaneously, and virtually in seconds. Once his goals are satisfied, X silences the crowd with a gesture, and disperses them with another, spurring the awed police chief to state "No one man should have such power!".


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21st Jan '17 3:36:22 PM Eddy1215
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--> '''Bruce Wayne''': Not today. [[TheCynic Twenty years in Gotham, Alfred; we've seen what promises are worth]]. How many good guys are left? How many stayed that way?

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--> '''Bruce Wayne''': Not today. [[TheCynic Twenty years in Gotham, Alfred; we've seen what promises are worth]]. [[KilledOffForReal How many good guys are left? left?]] [[FaceHeelTurn How many stayed that way?way?]]
21st Jan '17 2:54:12 PM upupandaway42
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Bruce]] invokes this trope in an attempt to justify to Alfred his belief that he needs to kill Comicbook/{{Superman}} to protect the human race.
--> '''Bruce''': Jesus, Alfred, count the dead... thousands of people. What's next? Millions? He has the power to wipe out the entire human race, and if we believe there's even a one percent chance that he is our enemy we have to take it as an absolute certainty... and we have to destroy him.
--> '''Alfred''': But he is not our enemy!
--> '''Bruce Wayne''': Not today. [[TheCynic Twenty years in Gotham, Alfred; we've seen what promises are worth]]. How many good guys are left? How many stayed that way?
6th Jan '17 8:14:33 AM MrUnderhill
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* Invoked by [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution Adam Jensen]] in the [[spoiler: Kill 'em all ending. He says that humanity has the option of determining the future of augmentation, and that no one should have the ability to influence that decision. Not even himself. So he destroys Panchea and kills (seemingly) everyone with the power to do so.]]

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* Invoked by [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution In ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', Adam Jensen]] in can invoke this trope with the [[spoiler: Kill 'em all [[KillEmAll "Destroy Panchaea"]] ending. He says that humanity has the option of determining the future of augmentation, and that no one should have the ability to influence that decision. Not even himself. So he destroys Panchea and kills (seemingly) everyone with the power to do so.]]
21st Dec '16 1:43:50 PM Eddy1215
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* Subverted in Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' novel ''The Black Cauldron'', where the good guys would like nothing better than to eat the titular MacGuffin, and half of the plot of the book is them trying to figure out how to destroy the damned thing. As it turns out, to destroy the Cauldron, you have to [[spoiler: willingly jump into it, sacrificing yourself in the process]]. The climax of the book is the good guys [[spoiler: all running for the Cauldron, attempting to throw themselves in it before the bad guys can get it, or before [[FromBadtoWorse one of their friends jumps in]], instead.]] It also includes a {{Tearjerker}} and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, when [[spoiler: one of their former foes reaches the Cauldron first]].

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* Subverted in Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' novel ''The Black Cauldron'', where the good guys would like nothing better than to eat eliminate the titular MacGuffin, and half of the plot of the book is them trying to figure out how to destroy the damned thing. As it turns out, to destroy the Cauldron, you have to [[spoiler: willingly jump into it, sacrificing yourself in the process]]. The climax of the book is the good guys [[spoiler: all running for the Cauldron, attempting to throw themselves in it before the bad guys can get it, or before [[FromBadtoWorse one of their friends jumps in]], instead.]] It also includes a {{Tearjerker}} and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, when [[spoiler: one of their former foes reaches the Cauldron first]].
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