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8th Feb '18 5:42:29 PM Scorntex
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** ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda:'' In the mission to a kett facility, Ryder can either destroy the facility, killing all the innocents held there, or leave it standing, allowing at least some of them to get out before the kett re-take it. Teammate Jaal argues in favour of the latter.
** Later in the game is a aversion, on the asari Ark. A datapad can be found telling evacuees ''not'' to wait for friends and family. If Jaal's in the party, he's horrified at the notion that anyone would suggest such a thing.
31st Jan '18 5:51:48 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4'', Lt. Vasquez's squad (to which the player character Sgt. Jackson belongs) takes a detour to save a grounded Super Cobra pilot from a hostile city for this reason. [[spoiler:They do not make it out of the city in time before a [[MnogoNukes Russian warhead]] goes off, killing them (almost) instantly. The pilot can be found dead outside the helicopter wreck after the detonation, which just rubbed salt in the wound with the futility of it all. In fairness, considering the blast radius as shown in both the immediate detonation and the subsequent loading screen, it's questionable whether any of the Marines ever had a chance even had they not taken the detour.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4'', Lt. Vasquez's squad (to which the player character Sgt. Jackson belongs) takes a detour to save a grounded Super Cobra pilot from a hostile city for this reason. [[spoiler:They do not make it out of the city in time before a [[MnogoNukes [[UsefulNotes/FromRussiaWithNukes Russian warhead]] goes off, killing them (almost) instantly. The pilot can be found dead outside the helicopter wreck after the detonation, which just rubbed salt in the wound with the futility of it all. In fairness, considering the blast radius as shown in both the immediate detonation and the subsequent loading screen, it's questionable whether any of the Marines ever had a chance even had they not taken the detour.]]
4th Dec '17 1:41:44 AM TheWanderer
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* ''VideoGame/{{ARMA}}'' videos from the group Creator/ShackTactical often feature decisions about whether to play this straight or to make the decision that one of their squad mates is too injured or the situation too desperate for the other players to be able to save them. (This comes up fairly often in part because the group [[NintendoHard intentionally design and play scenarios where the odds are overwhelmingly against them succeeding]].) Perhaps the greatest example comes from the end of the video [[https://youtu.be/G8xJuJ-B8I4?t=16m Shooting Gallery]], where [[ThatOnePlayer Dslyecxi]] and Shacktac's other {{Ace Pilot}}s are frantically trying to evacuate the last survivors of a platoon that has suffered very heavy casualties. As Dslyecxi lands his helicopter, Kustom, one of the survivors, passes out from his injuries. TheMedic tries to drag Kustom to the helicopter, but with dozens of bullets being fired at them every second, and the helicopter now loaded with half a dozen people, (who could be killed at any moment) Dslyecxi orders the medic to leave Kustom and jump into the helicopter to make their escape. Shortly afterward Kustom comes to, and despite enemy fire still being extremely heavy, Beagle (a different pilot) makes a frantic attempt to save Kustom, despite Dslyecxi warning him that they're almost certain to be killed. [[spoiler:Beagle's attempt works and he manages to save Kustom.]] [[https://www.polygon.com/2014/10/8/6881629/inside-shack-tactical-shacktac-military-simulation-arma Check out the article Polygon wrote on Shack Tac in general and this mission in particular]].
-->'''Dslyecxi:''' [After collecting the other survivors and leaving Kustom] All right, Beagle, go ahead and break off.\\
'''Beagle:''' Roger. Is anyone left down there?\\
'''Dslyecxi:''' [somberly] No one we can help.\\
'''Beagle:''' Oh my God Dslyecxi, they're still shooting, there's someone prone down there on the beach!\\
'''Dslyecxi:''' I'm sorry Beagle, we couldn't do anything about it... he couldn't make it onto the helo. ... I'll tell you back at base, you gotta fly back to base with me, ok?\\
'''Beagle:''' Fuck no I'm not!\\
'''Dslyecxi:''' Beagle, you cannot do that. [[SuicideMission You cannot survive that!]]\\
'''Beagle:''' [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Doesn't matter!]]
11th Nov '17 9:01:33 PM Xtifr
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* Subverted in one of Mack Reynolds' ''Section G.'' [[InSpace spy stories]]. Section G's top operative, Ronny Bronston, takes a new agent on a training mission to an enemy planet. Ronny [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown is wounded and tells the newbie to kill him so the enemy won't capture him]]. The rookie instead helps Ronny to their escape vehicle. The subversion comes because Ronny wasn't ''that'' badly wounded; it was an impromptu SecretTest, and by not being ruthless enough to kill his comrade, the new guy ''failed'' and gets washed out of field agent training. Ronny's boss points out that the rookie was trying to save Ronny's life. Ronny replies flatly that saving his life wasn't the mission.

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* Subverted in one of Mack Reynolds' ''Section G.'' Creator/MackReynolds' ''United Planets'' [[InSpace spy stories]]. Section G's top operative, Ronny Bronston, takes a new agent on a training mission to an enemy planet. Ronny [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown is wounded and tells the newbie to kill him so the enemy won't capture him]]. The rookie instead helps Ronny to their escape vehicle. The subversion comes because Ronny wasn't ''that'' badly wounded; it was an impromptu SecretTest, and by not being ruthless enough to kill his comrade, the new guy ''failed'' and gets washed out of field agent training. Ronny's boss points out that the rookie was trying to save Ronny's life. Ronny replies flatly that saving his life wasn't the mission.
19th Oct '17 8:12:22 PM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Film/KingKongSkullIsland''. This appears to be Lieutenant Colonel Packard's motive for going to rescue a soldier in a crashed helicopter, but it becomes apparent that his main reason is to get hold of the munitions the helicopter was carrying so he can kill Kong, an obsession which puts the lives of all his men in danger.

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* Subverted in ''Film/KingKongSkullIsland''.''Film/KongSkullIsland''. This appears to be Lieutenant Colonel Packard's motive for going to rescue a soldier in a crashed helicopter, but it becomes apparent that his main reason is to get hold of the munitions the helicopter was carrying so he can kill Kong, an obsession which puts the lives of all his men in danger.



* Subverted by [[spoiler: Sheriff Bell]] in the book ''NoCountryForOldMen''. After the rest of his squad was hit from a mortar shell annihilating the farmhouse they were monitoring radio signals in, he manages to ready up the squad's 30. cal machine gun to attack Germans advancing in his direction. He shoots at them and pins them down, but all the while, he is said to have heard groans from his squad, indicated at least some were alive. He then chooses to abandon the position and flee after the day goes dark, and remains [[SurvivorsGuilt haunted on how he was the only survivor]], getting a Bronze Star he didn't want to accept (he assumes the brass wanted to scrap something out of how their position was lost.)

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* Subverted by [[spoiler: Sheriff Bell]] in the book ''NoCountryForOldMen''.''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen''. After the rest of his squad was hit from a mortar shell annihilating the farmhouse they were monitoring radio signals in, he manages to ready up the squad's 30. cal machine gun to attack Germans advancing in his direction. He shoots at them and pins them down, but all the while, he is said to have heard groans from his squad, indicated at least some were alive. He then chooses to abandon the position and flee after the day goes dark, and remains [[SurvivorsGuilt haunted on how he was the only survivor]], getting a Bronze Star he didn't want to accept (he assumes the brass wanted to scrap something out of how their position was lost.)
19th Oct '17 8:10:48 PM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Film/KingKongSkullIsland''. This appears to be Lieutenant Colonel Packard's motive for going to rescue a soldier in a crashed helicopter, but it becomes apparent that his main reason is to get hold of the munitions the helicopter was carrying so he can kill Kong, an obsession which puts the lives of all his men in danger.
16th Oct '17 10:34:29 AM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/GothamCityGarage'', Big Barda was actually instructed by Granny Goodness to abandon her partners. So she refuses to leave [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Silver Banshee]] behind during the chase across the Canyons of Clay because that's what Granny would want her to. She tells [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]] to keep driving and goes back to rescue her.
13th Oct '17 5:42:56 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' The Doctor says this to Amy in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"]]. Admittedly, he knows that [[spoiler: there's not ''really'' anything slowing her down]], but he's prepared to risk his life trying to convince ''her'' of that.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' The Doctor says this to Amy in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"]]. Admittedly, he knows that [[spoiler: there's not ''really'' anything slowing her down]], but he's prepared to risk his life trying to convince ''her'' of that.''Series/DoctorWho'':


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** In "The Age of Steel", Mickey insists on rescuing Rose, the Doctor and alt! Pete despite the risk to himself and Jake.
-->'''Mickey:''' I'm not leaving them behind! There's ''no way'' I'm leaving them behind!
** The Doctor says this to Amy in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"]]. Admittedly, he knows that [[spoiler: there's not ''really'' anything slowing her down]], but he's prepared to risk his life trying to convince ''her'' of that.
5th Oct '17 12:14:45 PM CnHGirl
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** Steve's entire rescue mission is this, since he goes in despite his CO expressly stating their would be no way to complete the rescue mission without getting the POWs and the rescuing soldiers killed. Steve refuses to accept this, goes behind enemy lines ALONE, rallies the POWs, and comes back with everyone who didn't die during the escape, and their were only a few on-screen casualties. If the lab hadn't exploded and incinerated everything, he probably would've brought the bodies back, too.

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** Steve's entire rescue mission is this, since he goes in despite his CO expressly stating their would be no way to complete the rescue mission without getting the POWs prisoners and the rescuing soldiers killed. Steve refuses to accept this, goes behind enemy lines ALONE, rallies the POWs, prisoners, and comes back with everyone who didn't die during the escape, and their were only a few on-screen casualties. If the lab hadn't exploded and incinerated everything, he probably would've brought the bodies back, too.
5th Oct '17 12:11:53 PM CnHGirl
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** Steve's entire rescue mission is this, since he goes in despite his CO expressly stating their would be no way to complete the rescue mission without getting the POWs and the rescuing soldiers killed. Steve refuses to accept this, goes behind enemy lines ALONE, rallies the POWs, and comes back with everyone who didn't die during the escape, and their were only a few on-screen casualties. If the lab hadn't exploded and incinerated everything, he probably would've brought the bodies back, too.
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