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28th Jan '18 9:49:24 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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In The Pantheon/TropePantheon, this trope is represented by [[LightNovel/FateZero Kiritsugu Emiya]] from the light novel ''Fate/Zero''.
27th Jan '18 2:10:42 PM MysticStarLover1221
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27th Jan '18 1:32:10 PM MysticStarLover1221
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In The Pantheon/TropePantheon, this trope is represented by [[LightNovel/FateZero Kiritsugu Emiya]] from the light novel ''Fate/Zero''.
28th Nov '17 9:19:36 AM chopshop
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* The Maximals in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. The [[DeathWorld inhospitable nature]] of the planet they're fighting on means that some dirty fighting here and there is pretty much required to conserve resources or simply stay alive. Rattrap takes this furthest by far; for instance, his reaction to being challenged to a fistfight by [[ButtMonkey Waspinator]] is to almost ''immediately'' [[GroinAttack knee him in the crotch]] before savagely beating him down while he's stunned. The series finale has a bit that pretty much summarizes this trope:
-->'''Megatron''': Oh well, come on, let's have it. The usual [[PatrickStewartSpeech "destiny and honor" speech]].
-->'''Optimus''': [[VerbThis Speech this]]. (''[[ShutUpHannibal decks him with one punch]]'')
23rd Nov '17 6:19:33 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/EscapeFromTheMoon'': In the sequel ''The Mare From the Moon'', Spliced displays a touch of this when she chooses to help Twilight with Spike, out of a desire to avoid being punished by certain individuals for causing harm by deliberate inaction.
30th Oct '17 11:06:38 AM WaxingName
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* In the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, Zero is this, in contrast to his best friend X's intense dislike of fighting. Zero wishes to achieve everlasting peace as much as X does, but isn't as affected by how much Reploid lives they have ended as much as X is. It generally falls to Zero to keep X reassured of their shared goal when he starts to question his purpose after killing so many robots.
2nd Oct '17 6:50:31 AM tromag
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* Salvor Hardin in the Literature/Foundation series has this as an explicit goal. One of his more famous quotes is "Never let your sense of morality get in the way of doing what's right."

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* Salvor Hardin in the Literature/Foundation [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/Foundation Foundation]] series has this as an explicit goal. One of his more famous quotes is "Never let your sense of morality get in the way of doing what's right."
2nd Oct '17 6:44:28 AM tromag
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* Salvor Hardin in the Literature/Foundation series has this as an explicit goal. One of his more famous quotes is "Never let your sense of morality get in the way of doing what's right."
2nd Oct '17 6:41:21 AM tromag
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has Captain Ben Sisko, who, faced with a brutal war with the Dominion, steadily becomes more and more this trope over the course of the series, even as it catches up with his conscience. This was, of course, in sharp contrast to LawfulGood Jean-Luc Picard from ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]].'' We get a truly stunning example of what Sisko's made of in season 5's [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E13ForTheUniform "For The Uniform"]], [[spoiler: where he has the atmosphere of a Maquis planet poisoned ''just'' to force Eddington, a former Federation officer and Maquis defector, to surrender to the authorities. It works, and [[HeroInsurance Sisko never even faces any consequences for it.]]]]

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has Captain Ben Sisko, who, faced with a brutal war with the Dominion, steadily becomes more and more this trope over the course of the series, even as it catches up with his conscience. This was, of course, culminates in sharp contrast to LawfulGood Jean-Luc Picard from ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E19InThePaleMoonlight In The Next Generation]].'' We get a truly stunning example of what Sisko's made of in season 5's [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E13ForTheUniform "For The Uniform"]], Pale Moonlight]]", where he [[spoiler: where he has the atmosphere hatches a plan to fake evidence of a Maquis planet poisoned ''just'' Cardassian plot to force Eddington, a former Federation officer turn the Romulans against them. The plan spirals out of his control and Maquis defector, to surrender to the authorities. It works, and [[HeroInsurance ultimately results in Sisko never even faces any consequences covering up multiple murders. At the end of the episode, he's haunted by it, but explicitly decides that he can live his crimes for it.]]]]the greater good.]]
24th Sep '17 9:00:56 AM MiinU
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* ''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged'': Discussed between Chris and Rebecca after she inoculates Richard, which would leave him unconscious anywhere from 15min., to up to 2 hours. Given the circumstances Chris suggests leaving him behind, since carrying him would [[TheNeedsOfTheMany put himself]] and [[TheMedic their only medic]] at risk. Rebecca is shocked to hear him say it, but [[IDidWhatIHadToDo she reluctantly agrees]] since she was thinking the same thing.

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* ''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged'': *''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged'': Discussed between Chris and Rebecca after she inoculates Richard, which would leave him unconscious anywhere from 15min., to up to 2 hours. Given the circumstances circumstances, Chris suggests leaving him behind, since carrying him would [[TheNeedsOfTheMany put himself]] and [[TheMedic their only medic]] at risk. Rebecca is shocked to hear him say it, but [[IDidWhatIHadToDo she reluctantly agrees]] since she was thinking the same thing.
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