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16th Mar '18 2:18:56 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': In the second episode "The Train Job," the crew of ''Serenity'' take a job to steal supplies from a train by vicious crime lord Adelai Niska. However, when Mal and Zoe discover that the supplies are badly needed medicine for a degenerative disease, they back out of it, return Niska's money to his henchmen, and deliver the medicine to the town where its needed.



* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s [[{{Webisode}} Vengeance Chronicles]] [[ActionGirl Andrea Rojas]] teams with [[MindManipulation Molly Griggs]] and [[ShockAndAwe Nick Yang]]. She realized that their plan to stop Level 33.1 was to have Molly send Lex a [[PsychicAssistedSuicide hypnotic message to kill himself]] rather than expose the project. Since ThouShallNotKill (although she must have adopted this philosophy after "Vengeance"}, she invokes the trope.

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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s [[{{Webisode}} Vengeance Chronicles]] [[ActionGirl Andrea Rojas]] teams with [[MindManipulation Molly Griggs]] and [[ShockAndAwe Nick Yang]]. She realized that their plan to stop Level 33.1 was to have Molly send Lex a [[PsychicAssistedSuicide hypnotic message to kill himself]] rather than expose the project. Since ThouShallNotKill (although she must have adopted this philosophy after "Vengeance"}, "Vengeance"), she invokes the trope.
13th Jan '18 9:22:26 AM StarTropes
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* Throughout ''Franchise/StarTrek'', Starfleeters frequently run into the weirdest things that can be found in space, whether it's a NegativeSpaceWedgie, TimeyWimeyBall, SufficientlyAdvancedAlien, MirrorUniverse, or whatever else one can think of; they've SeenItAll and then some, and sometimes actively seek such things out just for fun. As such, whenever an outsider (such as [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Kira Nerys]] or [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Neelix]]) ends up on one of their crazier rides, expect complaints about how they didn't sign up for this.
9th Jan '18 7:13:07 AM Nintendoman01
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Adjutant Black, the right hand man of Commander Red of the Red Ribbon Army, believed that his commander was after the wish-granting Dragon Balls in order to TakeOverTheWorld. However, when he learns that Red actually intended to use the Dragon Balls to [[TheNapoleon make himself taller]], and that he was perfectly willing to sacrifice his entire army for such an idiotic wish, Black promptly shoots him in the head.

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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Adjutant Black, the right hand man of Commander Red of the Red Ribbon Army, believed that his commander was after the wish-granting Dragon Balls in order to TakeOverTheWorld. However, when he learns that Red actually intended to use the Dragon Balls to [[TheNapoleon make himself taller]], and that he was perfectly willing to sacrifice his entire army for such an idiotic wish, Black promptly shoots him in the head.[[BoomHeadshot blows his brains out]].


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* ''Manga/{{Ajin}}'': The members of the [[LaResistance Ajin resistance]] had no problem with killing humans for Sato, believing it was necessary for the plight of the Ajins. When they discover that [[spoiler:Sato [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist doesn't actually care about their species' plight]] and just wants to [[WarForFunAndProfit start a war with humanity]] [[ForTheEvulz for kicks]], all but Tanaka promptly abandon him in disgust.]]
17th Nov '17 3:16:33 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the third ''SpyroTheDragon'' game, the Sorceress and her apprentice Bianca steal dragon eggs and take them to their Forgotten Worlds. Bianca does it because the magic in their worlds is disappearing without the presence of dragons to maintain it. When she discovers the Sorceress' real reason for wanting the eggs--[[spoiler:to make an immortality potion from baby dragon wings]]--she promptly does a HeelFaceTurn and joins Spyro and his friends in trying to stop her.

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* In the third ''SpyroTheDragon'' ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' game, the Sorceress and her apprentice Bianca steal dragon eggs and take them to their Forgotten Worlds. Bianca does it because the magic in their worlds is disappearing without the presence of dragons to maintain it. When she discovers the Sorceress' real reason for wanting the eggs--[[spoiler:to make an immortality potion from baby dragon wings]]--she promptly does a HeelFaceTurn and joins Spyro and his friends in trying to stop her.
10th Nov '17 5:34:30 PM krimzonflygon2
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Blake Belladonna was once a member of the White Fang, an organization meant to promote equality between humans and [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]]. However, five years before the start of the series, they shifted from peaceful protesting to [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized acts of terrorism]]; though Blake supported their cause, and still regards them as [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned]], she couldn't condone their violent actions and left the group.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Blake Belladonna was once a member of the White Fang, an organization meant to promote equality between humans and [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]]. However, five years before the start of the series, they shifted from peaceful protesting to [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized acts of terrorism]]; though Blake supported their cause, and still regards them as [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned]], she couldn't condone their violent actions and left the group. [[spoiler: Imagine her horrified shock when she finds out later that[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist Adam Taurus]] ''never'' believed in equality between Faunus and humans, and the true purpose of the White Fang under his rule is [[KillAllHumans the wholesale slaughter of all of humanity]], meaning that in reality, she had ''no idea'' what she had signed up for]].
30th Oct '17 5:18:00 PM darkemyst
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*** In ''Order of the Phoenix'', Sirius mentions that there were a number of Old Name families like his own who initially thought that Voldemort had the right idea, but then quickly changed their minds about him when they saw how far he was willing to go for Pureblood Supremacy.

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*** In ''Order ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix'', Phoenix]]'', Sirius mentions that there were a number of Old Name families like his own who initially thought that Voldemort had the right idea, but then quickly changed their minds about him when they saw how far he was willing to go for Pureblood Supremacy.



** A rare non-heroic example: Gilderoy Lockhart joined up to the Defense of the Dark Arts teaching profession at Hogwarts. However, when he discovered that a girl was kidnapped, he attempted to flee, and implies that he's doing so because "saving students was not part of the job description." It's all the more unheroic because it WAS his job as a teacher at Hogwarts to protect the students, especially as the combat specialist.

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** A rare non-heroic example: example from ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'': Gilderoy Lockhart joined up to the Defense of the Dark Arts teaching profession at Hogwarts. However, when he discovered that a girl was kidnapped, he attempted to flee, and implies that he's doing so because "saving students was not part of the job description." It's all the more unheroic because it WAS his job as a teacher at Hogwarts to protect the students, especially as the combat specialist.
13th Oct '17 7:12:21 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In VideoGame/{{Wizard101}} when the player is retrieving the pieces of the stone of Mazzaroth, the final piece is held by Vesna Shadowscar. Upon the player arriving she refuses to fight the player and tells the Shadow Weavers that fighting wizards was not part of the bargain. [[GenreSavvy She'd heard of the player before.]] This may explain why she's one of only human besides the player that is still alive in [[AfterTheEnd Dragonspyre]].

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* In VideoGame/{{Wizard101}} when the player is retrieving the pieces of the stone of Mazzaroth, the final piece is held by Vesna Shadowscar. Upon the player arriving she refuses to fight the player and tells the Shadow Weavers that fighting wizards was not part of the bargain. [[GenreSavvy She'd heard of the player before.]] before. This may explain why she's one of only human besides the player that is still alive in [[AfterTheEnd Dragonspyre]].
3rd Oct '17 12:59:09 PM AdelePotter
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* ''Literature/TheHeartsWeSold'': Cora and James argue this when they discover the Daemon is having the heartless troop fight monsters to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and that there's no guarantee any of them will make it. The Daemon shuts them up by pointing out that, yes, they ''did'' sign up for this -- though he didn't tell them what they were getting into, he never forced anyone to make a bargain with him, and he made it clear he expected two years of labor out of all of his charges. He also points out that a ''lot'' is riding on it, much more than their own personal safety, and that, furthermore, he's paying them all ''extremely'' well for their time. [[JerkassHasAPoint Dee concedes that he's not wrong]], though she's still as pissed as everyone else that he didn't tell them upfront what the deal was.
16th Sep '17 5:14:04 PM nombretomado
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* After the Resonance Cascade in ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', a special forces group of the [[YanksWithTanks United States military]] (the Hazardous Environment Containment Unit) arrives to clean up the situation--not only by stopping the Xen invasion, but by "silencing" all Black Mesa personnel with lethal force in order to keep knowledge of the incident secret. While some of the soldiers are sociopathic and most carry out their orders without complaint, one Marine in "On A Rail" makes it clear killing civilians is ''not'' what he signed on for.

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* After the Resonance Cascade in ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', a special forces group of the [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks United States military]] (the Hazardous Environment Containment Unit) arrives to clean up the situation--not only by stopping the Xen invasion, but by "silencing" all Black Mesa personnel with lethal force in order to keep knowledge of the incident secret. While some of the soldiers are sociopathic and most carry out their orders without complaint, one Marine in "On A Rail" makes it clear killing civilians is ''not'' what he signed on for.
12th Aug '17 9:14:15 AM TheNerfGuy
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* StrawFeminist Superia was able to recruit what was likely the largest team of superhuman criminals to date by sponsoring a pleasure cruise for female super-criminals which would transport them to the island of Femizonia. Most assumed this was a free vacation, and when ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and Paladin showed up, the heroes were curb-stomped with ease. Unfortunately for Superia, her army wasn't all-too loyal when they discovered her true plans (she intended to launch missiles from Femizonia which would infect the Earth with a biological weapon designed to sterilize all females. Surrounded by the island's protective dome, Superia and her followers would be unaffected, thereby granting them a powerful bargaining position over the rest of the planet). Of the fifty villains recruited for the Feminzons, only ''three'' continued to support her after that (all three of them her lieutenants, three others abandoning her and/or siding with the heroes), and the plan was crushed.
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