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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.
4th Jan '17 9:32:23 AM IndustriousArc
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* ''FanFic/ABrighterDark'': When offered possible rescue from Nohrian bandits, Sakura refuses to leave without first ensuring Mozu goes with them. Much to her rescuer's annoyance.
16th Dec '16 5:21:47 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', Chekov is critically injured while fleeing TheGreatPoliticsMessUp in the form of American aircraft carrier personnel and sent to a hospital where, in the hands of 20th-century medicine, he is not expected to survive. With the clock ticking on their ability to rescue the whales they need to save the future, Bones insists on going to save him. Spock immediately agrees. Kirk asks if it's the logical thing to do, and Spock (who had questioned their decision to save ''him'' at the cost of so much) that it's not, but it ''is'' the human thing to do.
4th Dec '16 1:08:19 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "The Devil in Iron", Octavia starts to explain not leaving Conan as this, and then switches to she had nowhere to go.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "The Devil in Iron", "Literature/TheDevilInIron", Octavia starts to explain not leaving Conan as this, and then switches to she had nowhere to go.
4th Dec '16 8:42:32 AM Jallen
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* Possible to pull of in ''VideoGame/XCOM2'' where you can order your troops to carry knocked out (or dead) soldiers; but with the downside of slowing you down and making that carrying soldier unable to fire. From a game-player point of view it's encouraged because experiences troops are precious commodities and fallen troopers left behind will take all their special gear with them, but successfully evacing a near dead soldier while being under heavy fire can sure make the player feel heroic.
25th Oct '16 7:59:32 PM nombretomado
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* A brutal example of this being used against a character occurs in a story from GeorgeRRMartin's ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' world. At one point in the bloody history of Westeros, a rebellion was led against the current king by one of his bastard half-brothers. Legend has it that at the decisive battle archer Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers intentionally critically wounded one of the twin sons of the rebellion's leader with an arrow, knowing that the father would not leave his son's side on the battlefield while he was alive. Rivers then proceeded to kill the father with numerous shots, and the second of the twins as well when he [[TakeUpMySword picked up his father's sword and tried to lead the army]].

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* A brutal example of this being used against a character occurs in a story from GeorgeRRMartin's ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' world. At one point in the bloody history of Westeros, a rebellion was led against the current king by one of his bastard half-brothers. Legend has it that at the decisive battle archer Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers intentionally critically wounded one of the twin sons of the rebellion's leader with an arrow, knowing that the father would not leave his son's side on the battlefield while he was alive. Rivers then proceeded to kill the father with numerous shots, and the second of the twins as well when he [[TakeUpMySword picked up his father's sword and tried to lead the army]].
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