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11th Dec '16 12:19:17 AM Az_Tech341
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** In ''Batman: Devil's Advocate'', Batman saved the Joker from the death penalty. He went out of his way and against the advice of everybody to prove Joker innocent of the crime he was scheduled to be executed for. It ended with Batman saying something like "And from now on, whatever you do, you'll know that you only live because of me. What's the matter? Don't you appreciate the joke?" Seeing as this also means that the Joker is free to carry on ''murdering people'' due to Batman's intervention, the joke may be on him. In Batman's defense, though, he was the only one out there considering that letting the Joker take the blame for the crime he was accused of would mean leaving the real murderer go scott free, and he rightly pointed out that if they refused to try to prove Joker's innocence they'd be gaming the system as much as the same corrupt people they routinely fight against.

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** In ''Batman: Devil's Advocate'', Batman saved the Joker from the death penalty. He went out of his way and against the advice of everybody to prove Joker innocent of the crime he was scheduled to be executed for. It ended with Batman saying something like "And from now on, whatever you do, you'll know that you only live because of me. What's the matter? Don't you appreciate the joke?" Seeing as this also means that the Joker is free to carry on ''murdering people'' due to Batman's intervention, the joke may be on him. In Batman's defense, though, he was the only one out there considering that letting the Joker take the blame for the crime he was accused of would mean leaving the real murderer go scott free, and he rightly pointed out that if they refused to try to prove Joker's innocence they'd be gaming the system as much as the same corrupt people they routinely fight against.
10th Dec '16 12:03:25 AM Dreadjaws
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** In ''Batman: Devil's Advocate'', Batman saved the Joker from the death penalty. He went out of his way and against the advice of everybody to prove Joker innocent of the crime he was scheduled to be executed for. It ended with Batman saying something like "And from now on, whatever you do, you'll know that you only live because of me. What's the matter? Don't you appreciate the joke?" Seeing as this also means that the Joker is free to carry on ''murdering people'' due to Batman's intervention, the joke may be on him.

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** In ''Batman: Devil's Advocate'', Batman saved the Joker from the death penalty. He went out of his way and against the advice of everybody to prove Joker innocent of the crime he was scheduled to be executed for. It ended with Batman saying something like "And from now on, whatever you do, you'll know that you only live because of me. What's the matter? Don't you appreciate the joke?" Seeing as this also means that the Joker is free to carry on ''murdering people'' due to Batman's intervention, the joke may be on him. In Batman's defense, though, he was the only one out there considering that letting the Joker take the blame for the crime he was accused of would mean leaving the real murderer go scott free, and he rightly pointed out that if they refused to try to prove Joker's innocence they'd be gaming the system as much as the same corrupt people they routinely fight against.
9th Dec '16 7:53:18 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.

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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 While they struggle to climb on top of a nearby buoy as they're surrounded by them, the sharks close in, the hero actually tries to help the bad guy up, but is unsuccessful.
1st Dec '16 3:42:35 AM Chabal2
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* In ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'', [[ComicBooks/XMen Colossus]] tries to convince the title character 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 Ajax's head off anyway.]]

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* In ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'', ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'':
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[[ComicBooks/XMen Colossus]] tries to convince the title character 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 Ajax's head off anyway.]]]]
** Colossus himself is seen to OutrunTheFireball while carrying both Negasonic Teenage Warhead and TheDragon Angel Dust.
30th Nov '16 7:33:30 PM Gamermaster
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** In A's, Fate intervenes during a fight to save Signum from a desert monster, causing Amy to tell her that her job is to capture her. Signum [[{{Complaining}} notes that she won't thank Fate]] because she destroyed the monster and prevented her from getting its Linker Core, but Fate takes it in stride, noting that she has to interfere with the "bad guys".

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** In A's, Fate intervenes during a fight to save Signum from a desert monster, causing Amy to tell her that her job is to capture her. Signum [[{{Complaining}} [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike notes that she won't thank Fate]] because she destroyed the monster and prevented her from getting its Linker Core, but Fate takes it in stride, noting that she has to interfere with the "bad guys".
27th Nov '16 12:59:54 PM Aquillion
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See also SwordOverHead, where the hero saves the villain by ''not'' doing anything. Contrast VillainousRescue, which is the opposite situation. Heavily contrasts RefuseToRescueTheDisliked seeing if the villains too despicable to save.

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See also SwordOverHead, where the hero saves the villain by ''not'' doing anything. Contrast VillainousRescue, which is the opposite situation. Heavily contrasts RefuseToRescueTheDisliked seeing if the villains too despicable to save. When this is combined with a chance to repent, it's also a LastSecondChance.
21st Nov '16 12:26:53 PM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The heroes attempt to save TheHeavy for the villains, "Black Mask" [[spoiler:after [[TheHeartless the Shadows]] turn against him in the BigBad's MentalWorld. Black Mask instead shoots out a bulkhead door, trapping him with the monsters so the heroes can escape.]]
21st Oct '16 10:12:46 PM Khrunwahl02
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** In Rush Hour 3, where Chan plays Inspector Lee, [[spoiler:this proves to be annoying because after throwing Kenji into holding onto a net for life he chose to save Kenji which meant spending time and effort that could have been used to save the pretty girl instead (Soo Yung)]]

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** In Rush Hour 3, where Chan plays Inspector Lee, [[spoiler:this proves to be annoying to watch because after throwing Kenji into holding onto a net for life he chose to save Kenji which meant spending time and effort that could have been used to save the pretty girl cute damsel-in-distress instead (Soo Yung)]]
18th Oct '16 5:21:10 PM skteosk
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* In ''[[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]]'', Avon is forced to rescue Servalan from the Sarrans because he needs her to tell him where she's hidden Orac.
18th Oct '16 3:24:29 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Averted in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. At the climax, [[spoiler: Indy tries to pull Schneider out of the crevice, but she's so obsessed with reaching the Grail that she refuses to give him her other hand, and eventually slips and falls to her doom anyway. The exact same thing almost happens to Indy a few minutes later when his father tries to pull him out, but common sense wins over, and he abandons it.]]

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* Averted Subverted in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. At the climax, [[spoiler: Indy tries to pull Schneider out of the crevice, but she's so obsessed with reaching the Grail that she refuses to give him her other hand, and eventually slips and falls to her doom anyway. The exact same thing almost happens to Indy a few minutes later when his father tries to pull him out, but common sense wins over, and he abandons it.]]]]
** Also subverted in ''Temple of Doom'' when the GiantMook's sash is caught in a rock crusher. Indy grabs onto a rope to escape and reaches out to try and save the dude, but the pull in both directions is too great and he's dragged under anyway. Even for a child-whipping brute who'd just been trying to kill him, Indy must have decided it was just ''too'' [[CruelAndUnusualDeath nasty a way to go]] to not at least make an effort.
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