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16th May '16 2:01:44 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Combined with ConflictingLoyalty in [[TalesOfTheBranionRealm The Granite Shield]] when a [[PraetorianGuard Shield Knight]] attacks her Royal charge to save his brother (an implacable enemy but also her own cousin).

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* Combined with ConflictingLoyalty in [[TalesOfTheBranionRealm ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm The Granite Shield]] Shield]]'' when a [[PraetorianGuard Shield Knight]] attacks her Royal charge to save his brother (an implacable enemy but also her own cousin).
7th May '16 3:52:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SharkAttack'': In the climax both the hero and the bad guy fall out of a helicopter over a shark-infested lake. As they struggle to climb on top of a nearby buoy as they're surrounded by them, the hero actually tries to help the bad guy up, but is unsuccessful.
26th Apr '16 5:08:22 PM Trogdor7620
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* [[ComicBooks/XMen Colossus]] tries to convince [[Film/Deadpool2016 Deadpool]] to spare Ajax, by saying that in moments like these, every illusion of a hero falls away, and it's in these decisions that one truly sees a hero. [[SubvertedTrope Deadpool has none of it, and just blows his head off anyway.]]
18th Apr '16 9:02:49 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Superman blocks a punch that [[spoiler:Doomsday throws at Lex Luthor, even after Luthor had endangered Lois Lane and Martha Kent and had dedicated his life to destroying him. Given Doomsday's strength, if the punch had landed, Luthor would have been LudicrousGibs.]]
15th Apr '16 9:25:58 PM TheNewBig
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'''Avi Arad''':[[SarcasmMode "Whatever you say, Mark...]]"
'''Mark Johnson''': *laughs* "I'm still trying to convince myself."

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--> '''Avi Arad''':[[SarcasmMode "Whatever you say, Mark...]]"
--> '''Mark Johnson''': *laughs* "I'm still trying to convince myself."
15th Apr '16 9:23:53 PM TheNewBig
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** That's not even the half of it. The director ''himself'' notes this was out of character: //
'''Mark Johnson''': "I don't really think it makes sense from a ''character'' perspective so much as from a ''story'' perspective."

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** That's not even the half of it. The director ''himself'' notes this was out of character: //
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'''Mark Johnson''': "I don't really think it makes sense from a ''character'' perspective so much as from a ''story'' perspective."
15th Apr '16 9:22:19 PM TheNewBig
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* It is somewhat jarring when it is used in ''Film/{{Daredevil}}''. [[WhatMeasureIsAMook After he kills nearly every enemy he goes up against (including petty thugs), he decides to let the Kingpin live.]] It was probably done to show that he had learned that he can stop bad guys without killing them, but it feels like the director wanted to keep the Kingpin alive in case a sequel was made.

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* It is somewhat jarring when it is used in ''Film/{{Daredevil}}''. [[WhatMeasureIsAMook After he kills nearly every enemy he goes up against (including petty thugs), against, and even going so far as to throw a helpless Bullseye out a several story building, he decides to let the Kingpin live.]] It was probably done to show that he had learned that he can stop bad guys without killing them, but it really feels like the director wanted to keep the Kingpin alive in case a sequel was made.made.
** That's not even the half of it. The director ''himself'' notes this was out of character: //
'''Mark Johnson''': "I don't really think it makes sense from a ''character'' perspective so much as from a ''story'' perspective."
'''Avi Arad''':[[SarcasmMode "Whatever you say, Mark...]]"
'''Mark Johnson''': *laughs* "I'm still trying to convince myself."
10th Apr '16 9:12:27 PM Galadriel
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* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Film/JamesBond saves Le Chiffre from Obanno, the African freedom fighter who'd lost money from the attempted terrorist attack in Miami, which was foiled by Bond.

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* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Film/JamesBond saves Le Chiffre from Obanno, the African freedom fighter who'd lost money from the attempted terrorist attack in Miami, which was foiled by Bond. Not out of any compassion, but because Bond's mission was to bring Le Chiffre in alive so that MI6 could get him to inform on his terrorist clients.
9th Apr '16 9:15:01 PM troodos
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** [[ComicBook/Batgirl2000 The third Batgirl, Cassandra Cain]], takes this to an impressive extreme, being willing to run straight into the line of fire of an automatic weapon to prevent a nameless {{Mook}} from getting hit with friendly fire. That's how much she sticks to ThouShaltNotKill.
20th Mar '16 3:29:41 PM Aiguille
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* ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'' starts InMediaRes (sort of) with Black Torrent rescuing a villain whose plans had gone awry. In a later story they don't so much save the villain directly as escape from his deathtrap (which he's trapped in as well) and invite him along:

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* ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'' starts InMediaRes InMediasRes (sort of) with Black Torrent rescuing a villain whose plans had gone awry. In a later story they don't so much save the villain directly as escape from his deathtrap (which he's trapped in as well) and invite him along:
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