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28th Mar '17 7:02:49 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''OpenBlue'''s BackStory, where [[FourStarBadass Executor Altara]] refuses her Empress' offer to allow her and the rest of the PraetorianGuard to retreat while the latter and the regular army [[YouShallNotPass held off]] TheHorde that was [[OneSidedBattle slowly defeating their troops]]. The Empress gets killed, and they end up defeated and having to retreat anyway.

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* Played with in ''OpenBlue'''s ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'''s BackStory, where [[FourStarBadass Executor Altara]] refuses her Empress' offer to allow her and the rest of the PraetorianGuard to retreat while the latter and the regular army [[YouShallNotPass held off]] TheHorde that was [[OneSidedBattle slowly defeating their troops]]. The Empress gets killed, and they end up defeated and having to retreat anyway.
28th Feb '17 1:16:39 PM SuperSonicHeroes
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* Early during ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'' Ed is bitten on the leg by Rolf, who then attempts to drag him out of the car the Eds are escaping in. Ed tells his friends to go on without him and remember him. Right as Ed finally loses his grip and is pulled out, Double D and Eddy reach out and grab him by both arms and pull him out of Rolf's grip back into the car.
17th Feb '17 9:53:17 PM rva98014
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': During the climactic confrontation, an injured Judy tells Nick to leave her and get vital evidence to the authorities, but he refuses.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': During the climactic confrontation, an injured Judy tells Nick to leave her and get vital evidence to the authorities, but he refuses.refuses with the line "I'm not gonna leave you behind. That's not happening."
15th Feb '17 10:50:28 PM M84
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* In the opening of ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'', King Peppy leads the Trolls on a daring escape through collapsing tunnels. When he hears that a couple Trolls are trapped, he risks his own life to go back for them declaring "No Troll left behind!" Against all odds, he succeeds. In the present, when some of Poppy's friends are captured by Chef, King Peppy decides not to go after them since he's too old to go off on a RoaringRampageOfRescue. Poppy refuses to abandon them to be eaten and goes after them herself.
26th Jan '17 8:27:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in the ''{{Starcraft}}'' novel ''Speed of Darkness'', where the main character intentionally shoots a dying (flamethrower-armed) Firebat, forcing the enemy to stay back. Though some of his squadmates give him a hard time for it, the vets acknowledge it as necessary, even effective.

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* Subverted in the ''{{Starcraft}}'' ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' novel ''Speed of Darkness'', where the main character intentionally shoots a dying (flamethrower-armed) Firebat, forcing the enemy to stay back. Though some of his squadmates give him a hard time for it, the vets acknowledge it as necessary, even effective.
23rd Jan '17 12:36:41 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/AndreNorton and A.C. Crispin's ''WitchWorld'' novel ''Gryphon's Eyrie'', Joisan stands over her fallen husband to keep him from [[EvilIsDeathlyCold shadow creatures]], but when she, being pregnant, realizes that the creatures are after her baby, she is afraid that it will mean she must leave him.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton and A.C. Crispin's ''WitchWorld'' ''Literature/WitchWorld'' novel ''Gryphon's Eyrie'', Joisan stands over her fallen husband to keep him from [[EvilIsDeathlyCold shadow creatures]], but when she, being pregnant, realizes that the creatures are after her baby, she is afraid that it will mean she must leave him.



* Subverted in ''BravoTwoZero'', which is Andy [=McNab's=] re-telling of the famed S.A.S. mission. The troop of eight men were given strict orders to leave any man who was seriously wounded as it would hinder the mission or their escape if they were compromised. This is actually standard procedure for many British spec-ops. However, [=McNab=] goes out of his way to show the soldiers' reluctance to do just that, and just how much they couldn't bear to leave a mate behind. There were several points in which the opportunity arose that they ''had'' to leave a bloke behind, but they couldn't bring themselves to do it, and [=McNab=] himself says he often wonders about what would have happened if they left the man behind, but whatever the case "you make a decision and get on with it, whatever it is".
* Subverted in the DaleBrown novel ''Warrior Class'', where Patrick [=McLanahan=] decides to go against orders to rescue two of his downed crewmen, and while he succeeds, gets into serious trouble with the high command for it. However, it's less because they don't care about the crew and more because Patrick nearly started an intercontinental war that could easily have gone nuclear to save them. It's not the first or the last time he does this, either.

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* Subverted in ''BravoTwoZero'', ''Literature/BravoTwoZero'', which is Andy [=McNab's=] re-telling of the famed S.A.S. mission. The troop of eight men were given strict orders to leave any man who was seriously wounded as it would hinder the mission or their escape if they were compromised. This is actually standard procedure for many British spec-ops. However, [=McNab=] goes out of his way to show the soldiers' reluctance to do just that, and just how much they couldn't bear to leave a mate behind. There were several points in which the opportunity arose that they ''had'' to leave a bloke behind, but they couldn't bring themselves to do it, and [=McNab=] himself says he often wonders about what would have happened if they left the man behind, but whatever the case "you make a decision and get on with it, whatever it is".
* Subverted in the DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown novel ''Warrior Class'', where Patrick [=McLanahan=] decides to go against orders to rescue two of his downed crewmen, and while he succeeds, gets into serious trouble with the high command for it. However, it's less because they don't care about the crew and more because Patrick nearly started an intercontinental war that could easily have gone nuclear to save them. It's not the first or the last time he does this, either.
23rd Jan '17 1:25:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', at first it seems that it will be this, but Morgana must leave Gwen in order to get away and call for help. In the same episode Lancelot is held prisoner along with Gwen and he tells her to leave him and escape, but none are able to escape.

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* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'', at first it seems that it will be this, but Morgana must leave Gwen in order to get away and call for help. In the same episode Lancelot is held prisoner along with Gwen and he tells her to leave him and escape, but none are able to escape.
23rd Jan '17 1:25:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* The LeftBehind book series averts this trope with the Rapture of faithful Christians at the beginning of the series. However, those who are left behind to face the Tribulation and become Christians do get supernatural help from God. Also, by the end of the seven-year Tribulation period, the raptured Christians come back with Jesus Christ in time for the CurbStompBattle of Him versus Nicolae Carpathia and the Global Community army.

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* The LeftBehind ''Literature/LeftBehind'' book series averts this trope with the Rapture of faithful Christians at the beginning of the series. However, those who are left behind to face the Tribulation and become Christians do get supernatural help from God. Also, by the end of the seven-year Tribulation period, the raptured Christians come back with Jesus Christ in time for the CurbStompBattle of Him versus Nicolae Carpathia and the Global Community army.
20th Jan '17 4:06:55 PM StarSword
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* In the ''Literature/XWingSeries'' novel ''Iron Fist'', [[spoiler: Phanan]] is shot down over an Imperial-held planet. Face followed even though he was squadron leader at the time, telling the others to regroup without him. He found [[spoiler: Phanan]] badly wounded and tried to take him to the nearest settlement, but it was pretty obvious that they wouldn't make it. Face was about to call the Imperial forces out looking for them, because even though they'd be imprisoned by their enemies this would mean medical treatment, but [[spoiler: Phanan]] talked him out of it before dying. Then Face went back to his starfighter, destroyed his friend's body, and returned to the Wraiths guilt-ridden. Wraiths and Rogues in general try very hard to avoid their teammates DyingAlone.

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In the ''Literature/XWingSeries'' novel ''Iron Fist'', [[spoiler: Phanan]] is shot down over an Imperial-held planet. Face followed even though he was squadron leader at the time, telling the others to regroup without him. He found [[spoiler: Phanan]] badly wounded and tried to take him to the nearest settlement, but it was pretty obvious that they wouldn't make it. Face was about to call the Imperial forces out looking for them, because even though they'd be imprisoned by their enemies this would mean medical treatment, but [[spoiler: Phanan]] talked him out of it before dying. Then Face went back to his starfighter, destroyed his friend's body, and returned to the Wraiths guilt-ridden. Wraiths and Rogues in general try very hard to avoid their teammates DyingAlone.DyingAlone.
** {{Exploited}} in ''Literature/IJedi''. When the SpacePirates whom Corran Horn has infiltrated unexpectedly run into a New Republic fleet (including his home unit, the elite Rogue Squadron), he orders the other fighters with him to use their ion cannons on enemy fighters so the other side will be slowed down by search-and-rescue, allowing Corran and the others to escape.
11th Jan '17 11:25:43 PM icewater
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** In practice this is usually played straight with Jeremy and the "code" usually isn't brought up when Jeremy's car needs a serious problem repairs, probably because he tends to be much less capable of doing it. Ironically, he is usually the one to invoke the code (causing the trope to be averted) when anyone else's car is broken down.
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