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27th Aug '16 8:07:43 AM Wyldchyld
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': As a result of initially blaming himself for his mother's death, Ichigo is driven by an intense desire to protect friends and family, regardless of the cost to himself. His need to protect his family from a Hollow attack is what first encourages Rukia to illegally share her Soul Reaper power with him and the idea of older siblings turning on younger siblings instead of protecting them makes him particularly angry, as both Orihime and Rukia's older brothers learn. He invades both Soul Society and Hueco Mundo to rescue Rukia and Orihime respectively when they're captured by enemy forces, and he will make sure friends can protect people on his behalf when he can't do it, such as asking Renji to protect Rukia, Uryuu to protect Orihime and Orihime to protect Nel. Tsukishima brainwashing all of his friends and family is one of the few times Ichigo ever accepts the need for killing instead of simply defeating the villain.
25th Aug '16 12:05:45 AM Aipom-pom
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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' Gardevoir will do anything to protect her trainer, even sacrifice her own life or create a black hole.

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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' Gardevoir will do anything to protect her its trainer, even sacrifice her its own life or create a black hole.
5th Aug '16 10:53:47 AM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Fanfic/SayItThrice'' and its prequel, it's eventually explained that Lydia was a ''lot'' younger than [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} Betelgeuse]] thought she was when he tried to force her to marry him in the movie. When he discovers that he almost married a ''twelve-year-old'', he's [[EveryoneHasStandards horrified]], since even he WouldntHurtAChild. Ultimately, she becomes this to him as his way of making it up to her, although neither of them expected to gain a close friendship from the arrangement.
24th Jul '16 9:38:22 PM Lullaby22
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* In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', the whole world is this to the eponymous team, but especially to Thor:
-->'''Loki:''' I remember a shadow, [[AlwaysSecondBest living in the shade of your greatness.]] I remember you tossing me into an abyss. I, who was and should be king!\\
'''Thor:''' So you take the world I love as recompense for your imagined slights? No! The Earth is under my protection, Loki!
15th Jul '16 2:46:15 PM Enkida
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* In ''Fanfic/MementoVivere'', a VideoGame/FinalFantasyX fanfiction, everyone is Braska’s Guardian.
6th Jun '16 4:54:08 AM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', a powerful star nation might take a much smaller and weaker nation under their protection - this gives the larger nation a share of the smaller nation's resources, with none of the negative diplomatic fallout they'd get from simply conquering them. Sometimes it's simple GunboatDiplomacy, sometimes the smaller one actively seeks out protection and approaches the larger nation themselves. Given enough time, the smaller nation may eventually be absorbed into the larger nation - this is usually the case with [[TechnologyUplift uplifted primitive species]].
18th Mar '16 9:49:20 AM LadyNorbert
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Never hurt someone from Fairy Tail guild. EVER. Or you're screwed.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Never hurt someone from the Fairy Tail guild. EVER. Or you're screwed.



* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' Harry makes it very clear that two of his friends, both of whom he barely knows, one of whom was TheRival[=/=]TheResenter until about ten minutes beforehand, are under his protection and states very clearly that if [[spoiler: the Disir]] hurt them, they'd better kill him, because it doesn't matter if it takes him thousands of years, he will see them ''burn''. [[spoiler: The Disir]] back off.
** He does this repeatedly for anyone he thinks needs him to protect them. Harry himself would have been the recipient of this trope from [[spoiler: his cousin Jean Gray]] if [[spoiler: Strange]] hadn't interfered and is an indirect recipient of a spell meant for this purpose by his godmother [[spoiler: Wanda/Scarlet Witch]] that ''literally bent probability in his favor'' to ensure that powerful individuals would be drawn to doing this trope for him.

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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' Harry makes it very clear that two of his friends, both of whom he barely knows, knows (and one of whom was TheRival[=/=]TheResenter until about ten minutes beforehand, beforehand), are under his protection and protection. He states very clearly emphatically that if [[spoiler: the Disir]] hurt them, they'd better kill him, ''him'', because it doesn't matter if it takes him thousands of years, he will see them ''burn''. [[spoiler: The Disir]] back off.
** He does this repeatedly for anyone he thinks needs him to protect them. Harry himself would have been the recipient of this trope from [[spoiler: his cousin Jean Gray]] if [[spoiler: Strange]] hadn't interfered interfered, and is an indirect recipient of a spell meant for this purpose by his godmother [[spoiler: Wanda/Scarlet Witch]] that ''literally bent probability in his favor'' to ensure that powerful individuals would be drawn to doing this trope for him.



* Seen a few times in the [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos series]]. Lydia continues to be this for WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} (and it's only gotten stronger [[spoiler:since their marriage]]). [[OriginalCharacter Lady Delphine and Hugo]] regard the city of New Orleans this way. Prince Vince, as ruler of the Neitherworld, considers his entire kingdom to be this, and the [[FairyGodmother Fairy Godfather]] tends to be very displeased whenever anyone who might reasonably be considered to be under his protection is threatened in any way.



* {{Hercules}}'s protectorate is his LoveInterest Megara. Touching her is an invitation to get knocked into the next weekend.

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* {{Hercules}}'s Disney/{{Hercules}}'s protectorate is his LoveInterest Megara. Touching her is an invitation to get knocked into the next weekend.



* In the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Film/HowlsMovingCastle'', Howl explicitly tells Sophie that she's the thing he wants to protect.



* In ''Literature/{{Forbidden}}'', due to parental [[DisappearedDad abandonment]] and [[ParentalNeglect neglect]], teenage Maya and Lochan have been PromotionToParent for their three younger siblings, Kit, Tiffin, and Willa, whom they are fiercely protective of.
-->''If anything terrible has happened to that child, I will die—I know it.''
* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', the title of "Hurogmeten" means "Guardian of Dragons". The problem is that there haven't been dragons in Hurog land for a long time. The latest heir of the title, Ward, doesn't let that keep him from protecting about everyone around him. First his siblings (from their abusive father), then an escaped slave, and finally the bones of the last, long-dead dragon. He has a very protective personality, which helps motivate him to slay bandits, who were just about to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape a girl.]]

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* In ''Literature/{{Forbidden}}'', due to parental [[DisappearedDad abandonment]] and [[ParentalNeglect neglect]], teenage Maya and Lochan have been PromotionToParent [[PromotionToParent Promoted To Parents]] for their three younger siblings, Kit, Tiffin, and Willa, of whom they are fiercely protective of.
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-->''If anything terrible has happened to that child, I will die—I die — I know it.''
* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', the title of "Hurogmeten" means "Guardian of Dragons". Dragons." The problem is that there haven't been dragons in Hurog land for a long time. The latest heir of the title, Ward, doesn't let that keep him from protecting just about everyone around him. First his siblings (from their abusive father), then an escaped slave, and finally the bones of the last, long-dead dragon. He has a very protective personality, which helps motivate also motivates him to slay bandits, bandits who were just about to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape a girl.]]



* In the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, a star nation known as the Protectorate of Grayson features prominently starting with the second novel. Originally a Cult Colony, Grayson's heredity ruler is known as the Protector, who is both the head of state and the formal head of the Church. While the Protector does not protect the planet single-handedly, his role as leader means that much of the military forces that ''do'' protect Grayson answer to him.

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* In the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, a star nation known as the Protectorate of Grayson features prominently starting with the second novel. Originally a Cult Colony, Grayson's heredity hereditary ruler is known as the Protector, who is both the head of state and the formal head of the Church. While the Protector does not protect the planet single-handedly, his role as leader means that much of the military forces that ''do'' protect Grayson answer to him.


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** Prince Ross, in the eighth installment, grows similarly protective of her throughout the adventure.


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** Depending on player choices, both [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins the Warden]] and [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition the Inquisitor]] can also be this regarding their companions, their world, and/or their {{Love Interest}}s.
* The Companions guild in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' treat the entirety of Skyrim, particularly Whiterun hold, as being under their protection. They are also fiercely protective of one another.
** Housecarls are a deliberate invocation of this trope. The primary function of a housecarl is to loyally defend the life, property, and loved ones of the person to whom they are pledged. The Jarl of each hold has one, and the [[PlayerCharacter Dovahkiin]] is assigned one every time they are declared thane of a hold where they can own a house.
* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', Link - as bearer of the Triforce of Courage - has a natural instinct to protect others, especially those weaker than himself. In most installments, his main protectorate is Princess Zelda.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'', he leaps to defend and rescue his little sister Aryll.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', he extends this to the people of Ordon Village (especially the kids) and Midna.
14th Mar '16 8:03:14 AM Eievie
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The good guys have to wait until the bad guys [[KickTheDog do something bad]]. And, since the good guys are usually closer to human than deity on the sliding scale of superpower, AMillionIsAStatistic still applies. (It may apply less, but it does still apply.) But if the bad guys attack something that the good guys are responsible for -- from mandate, from their morality code, or because they truly love them -- then the good guys can move in to smack down the bad guys. (It can also [[ProtectorBehindBars justify]] breaking out of prison or captivity, to ensure the protection is done.)

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The good guys have to wait until the bad guys [[KickTheDog do something bad]]. And, since the good guys are usually closer to human than deity on the sliding scale of superpower, AMillionIsAStatistic still applies. (It may apply less, but it does still apply.) But if the bad guys attack something that the good guys are responsible for -- from for--from mandate, from their morality code, or because they truly love them -- then them--then the good guys can move in to smack down the bad guys. (It can also [[ProtectorBehindBars justify]] breaking out of prison or captivity, to ensure the protection is done.)



The villains rarely get the notion of redirecting their energies against less inflammatory targets - or if they do, we never hear about it. Again and again, the villain just ''has'' to attack [[AndYourLittleDogToo the one thing the main character has shown they will kick butt over]].

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The villains rarely get the notion of redirecting their energies against less inflammatory targets - or targets--or if they do, we never hear about it. Again and again, the villain just ''has'' to attack [[AndYourLittleDogToo the one thing the main character has shown they will kick butt over]].



Some [[HeroicArchetype archetypical heroes]], especially [[TheDrifter the wandering kind]], will adopt [[TheDulcineaEffect people they've just met]] as protectorates, much to the dismay of whatever villain was harassing them. This sort of protectorate can be temporary -- the hero will defend the person to the death and then never think of him again once he leaves town. But it isn't always; this method of developing protectorates can lead to a hero getting a new SideKick. Especially tenacious heroes might even [[TheFettered take their duty]] past the grave and become [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghostly]] [[GuardianEntity Guardian Entities]].

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Some [[HeroicArchetype archetypical heroes]], especially [[TheDrifter the wandering kind]], will adopt [[TheDulcineaEffect people they've just met]] as protectorates, much to the dismay of whatever villain was harassing them. This sort of protectorate can be temporary -- the temporary--the hero will defend the person to the death and then never think of him again once he leaves town. But it isn't always; this method of developing protectorates can lead to a hero getting a new SideKick. Especially tenacious heroes might even [[TheFettered take their duty]] past the grave and become [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghostly]] [[GuardianEntity Guardian Entities]].



* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' Harry makes it very clear that two of his friends, both of whom he barely knows, one of whom was TheRival / TheResenter until about ten minutes beforehand, are under his protection and states very clearly that if [[spoiler: the Disir]] hurt them, they'd better kill him, because it doesn't matter if it takes him thousands of years, he will see them ''burn''. [[spoiler: The Disir]] back off.

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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' Harry makes it very clear that two of his friends, both of whom he barely knows, one of whom was TheRival / TheResenter TheRival[=/=]TheResenter until about ten minutes beforehand, are under his protection and states very clearly that if [[spoiler: the Disir]] hurt them, they'd better kill him, because it doesn't matter if it takes him thousands of years, he will see them ''burn''. [[spoiler: The Disir]] back off.


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*In ''Literature/{{Forbidden}}'', due to parental [[DisappearedDad abandonment]] and [[ParentalNeglect neglect]], teenage Maya and Lochan have been PromotionToParent for their three younger siblings, Kit, Tiffin, and Willa, whom they are fiercely protective of.
-->''If anything terrible has happened to that child, I will die—I know it.''
13th Mar '16 5:28:09 PM ladyofthelibrary
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*** The Planeteers don't take well to any member of the team being threatened, especially [[EveryonesBabySister youngest member Ma-Ti]].
13th Mar '16 5:25:34 PM ladyofthelibrary
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** He does this repeatedly for anyone he thinks needs him to protect them. Harry himself would have been the recipient of this trope from [[spoiler: his cousin Jean Gray]] if [[spoiler: Strange]] hadn't interfered and is an indirect recipient of a spell meant for this purpose by his godmother [[spoiler: Wanda/Scarlet Witch]] that ''literally bent probability in his favor'' to ensure that powerful individuals would be drawn to doing this trope for him.
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