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2nd May '16 5:59:15 AM jormis29
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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'': Path of Neo, it is possible to take the Blue Pill, resulting in a NonStandardGameOver where Morpheus expresses his disappointment at the decision.

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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'': Path of Neo, ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'', it is possible to take the Blue Pill, resulting in a NonStandardGameOver where Morpheus expresses his disappointment at the decision.
30th Apr '16 2:11:47 PM Quanyails
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', Danny often tries to Refuse the Call. This never works well, with the result being either just a mundane ghost attack to creating horrific alternate futures where the world is destroyed. One particular example is the episode 'Memory Blank' where a powerless Danny with no memories is forced to answer the call anyway.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', Danny often tries to Refuse the Call. This never works well, with the result being either just a mundane ghost attack to creating horrific alternate futures where the world is destroyed. One particular example is the episode 'Memory Blank' "Memory Blank" where a powerless Danny with no memories is forced to answer the call anyway.
30th Apr '16 2:10:49 PM Quanyails
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* Isa of ''FanFic/GoddessRebornChronicle, which is a [[AntiAntiChrist very good thing]]. She was supposed to play the part of Lillith.

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* Isa of ''FanFic/GoddessRebornChronicle, ''FanFic/GoddessRebornChronicle'', which is a [[AntiAntiChrist very good thing]]. She was supposed to play the part of Lillith.
27th Apr '16 10:46:27 AM Shinr
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* In ''FanFic/{{Eternity}}'', the shipgirl Yonaga, formerly Enterprise, doesn't answer the initial call to battle against the Abyssals. It is partly out of giving the returned Imperial shipgirls the chance to prove and redeem themselves, and partly out of fear that she will regress to her Pacific War-self of near permanent RoaringRampageOfRevenge (which also alianated her to nearly all US ships at the time) and kill the japanese shipgirls.
22nd Apr '16 3:30:43 PM res20stupid
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* A rare ''villainous'' example from the manga adaptation of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts1'' - the Council of Disney Villains offered a position to [[spoiler: [[Disney/AliceInWonderland the Cheshire Cat]]]]. [[SpannerInTheWorks He then immediately started helping Sora]].
5th Apr '16 9:51:51 PM DrFraud
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', refusal of the call just makes Ford Cruller [[DopeSlap slap Raz upside the head]] and asking angrily "How about now?"

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', refusal of the call just makes Ford Cruller [[DopeSlap slap Raz upside the head]] and asking ask angrily "How about now?"


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* In ''Cartographer'' Reuben refuses to become his late father's successor as Dragon Slayer because all he wants is to quietly run the inn he owns. Unfortunately, only someone of his heritage can become the Dragon Slayer and he happens to be an only child.
3rd Apr '16 11:47:23 PM erforce
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* After a dramatic buildup, Gary in ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' abruptly decides not to join Team America. Of course, after a montage sequence of visiting American monuments and listening to a hilarious satire of patriotic country music[[note]]"Freedom isn't freeeeeee, Yeah there's a hefty fuckin' feeee..."[[/note]], he eventually changes his mind.

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* After a dramatic buildup, Gary in ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' abruptly decides not to join Team America. Of course, after a montage sequence of visiting American monuments and listening to a hilarious satire of patriotic country music[[note]]"Freedom isn't freeeeeee, Yeah there's a hefty fuckin' feeee..."[[/note]], he eventually changes his mind.



* In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' and to a lesser extent Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon, Sam actively tries to avoid getting involved with the Cybertronian Wars; in the novelization of the former, he even cites chronic pains from the climax of the first movie. Unfortunately, TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive and he's got an overwhelming sense of duty.

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In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' and to a lesser extent Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon, Sam actively tries to avoid getting involved with the Cybertronian Wars; in the novelization of the former, he even cites chronic pains from the climax of the first movie. Unfortunately, TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive and he's got an overwhelming sense of duty.



* Bilbo in ''Film/TheHobbit'' initially wanted nothing to do with Gandalf or the Dwarves, simply wanting to be left in peace. But he eventually JumpedAtTheCall when he woke up the next morning and realized his normal life just wouldn't be enough if he didn't do it.

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* Bilbo in ''Film/TheHobbit'' ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'' initially wanted nothing to do with Gandalf or the Dwarves, simply wanting to be left in peace. But he eventually JumpedAtTheCall when he woke up the next morning and realized his normal life just wouldn't be enough if he didn't do it.
27th Mar '16 9:00:43 PM TARINunit9
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** Moses initially refuses God's call to go back to Pharaoh's court and demand the Israelites' freedom. (His excuse: he's a stutterer - literally, his "lips are sealed." Also, the fact that he's wanted for murder might have something to do with it. God's response? Moses still has to go, but he can bring his brother Aaron along to make the speeches.)
** Jonah is literally called by God to deliver a message to a city. Jonah doesn't want to do it, so he tries to run away on a ship. Of course, trying to run away from an omnipresent deity doesn't really work so much. God causes a storm to come up at sea that threatens to sink the ship. Jonah knows why the storm is happening and tells the crew to throw him overboard to save themselves. They reluctantly do so. and that's where the titular giant fish comes in. Making this OlderThanFeudalism.

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** Moses initially refuses God's call to go back to Pharaoh's court and demand the Israelites' freedom. (His His excuse: he's a stutterer - literally, his "lips are sealed." Also, sealed" (also, the fact that he's wanted for murder might have something to do with it. God's response? it). More of a downplayed example because God sees right through the lame excuse and states in no uncertain terms Moses still has to go, but he can bring his brother Aaron along to make the speeches.)
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** A straighter example would be when Jonah is literally called by God to deliver a message to a city. Jonah doesn't want to do it, so he tries to run away on a ship. Of course, trying to run away from an omnipresent deity doesn't really work so much. God causes a storm to come up at sea that threatens to sink the ship. Jonah knows why the storm is happening and tells the crew to throw him overboard to save themselves. They reluctantly do so. and that's where the titular giant fish comes in. Making this OlderThanFeudalism.
27th Mar '16 3:10:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SpeciesII'': Preston Lennox, having retired from freelance hunting to making a counter-terrorism security firm. He basically doesn't want to do anything if the [[TooDumbToLive government became idiots by making another Sil]] (though the writers didn't think he'd be effected by [[spoiler: Fitch and Arden dying by Sil's hands and being nearly killed himself with Dan and Laura]]), and only gets talked into dealing with the new threat by being offered [[OnlyInItForTheMoney a million dollars]].

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* ''Film/SpeciesII'': Preston Lennox, having retired from freelance hunting to making a counter-terrorism security firm. He basically doesn't want to do anything if the [[TooDumbToLive government became idiots by making another Sil]] (though the writers didn't think he'd be effected affected by [[spoiler: Fitch and Arden dying by Sil's hands and being nearly killed himself with Dan and Laura]]), and only gets talked into dealing with the new threat by being offered [[OnlyInItForTheMoney a million dollars]].
27th Mar '16 3:03:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SpeciesII'': Preston Lennox, having retired from freelance hunting to making a counter-terrorism security firm. He basically doesn't want to do anything if the [[TooDumbToLive government became idiots by making another Sil]] (though the writers didn't think he'd be effected by [[spoiler: Fitch and Arden dying by Sil's hands and being nearly killed himself with Dan and Laura]]), and only gets talked into dealing with the new threat by being offered [[OnlyInItForTheMoney a million dollars]].
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