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3rd May '18 1:01:46 AM SonicGamer07
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* ''Anime/LoveLiveSunshine'': Save the school (again).
7th Apr '18 2:58:37 PM Premonition45
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Shriek", Bruce Wayne refuses to allow a section of Gotham City, which included the theater he'd gone to the night his parents were murdered, to be demolished. Terry asks him if he'd rather have it demolished, so that the painful memories would end, until Bruce asks [[ArmorPiercingQuestion "Do you want to forget what happened to]] ''[[ArmorPiercingQuestion your]]'' [[ArmorPiercingQuestion father?"]]. Derek Powers hires Shreeve to kill Bruce so that he can go ahead with demolishing it.
2nd Apr '18 4:45:11 AM ecojosh1
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PeterAndTheMagicEgg'' Mother Nature sends her baby to a dying farm in order to save it.
30th Jan '18 6:53:49 AM Cryoclaste
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* A variation occurs in WorldOfWarcraft with the Tillers quest line. Farmer Yoon has inherited a small patch of land from his uncle, but the Tillers are a bunch of rich snobs who don't like city slickers. The player has to convince them to sway their votes in Yoon's favor to let him stay, by doing a variety of quest lines involving growing the crops, combating pests and poachers, and flattering the Tiller members via gifts. Succeed, and Yoon (who knows more about farming than they assume) is actually asked to join the Tillers' council, and as a result of this promotion, ''you'' get the farm.

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* A variation occurs in WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' with the Tillers quest line. Farmer Yoon has inherited a small patch of land from his uncle, but the Tillers are a bunch of rich snobs who don't like city slickers. The player has to convince them to sway their votes in Yoon's favor to let him stay, by doing a variety of quest lines involving growing the crops, combating pests and poachers, and flattering the Tiller members via gifts. Succeed, and Yoon (who knows more about farming than they assume) is actually asked to join the Tillers' council, and as a result of this promotion, ''you'' get the farm.
22nd Jan '18 6:11:52 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "The Mobius 5000", Dr. Robotnik threatens to close down the porcupine orphanage if they don't pay him 10,000 Mobiums by the next day. In order to get that kind of money, Sonic has to enter and win the Mobius 5000 race.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "The Mobius 5000", Dr. Robotnik threatens to close down the porcupine orphanage if they don't pay him 10,000 Mobiums by the next day. In order to get that kind of money, Sonic has to enter and win the Mobius 5000 race.
22nd Jan '18 6:10:26 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "The Mobius 5000", Dr. Robotnik threatens to close down the porcupine orphanage if they don't pay him 10,000 Mobiums by the next day. In order to get that kind of money, Sonic has to enter and win the Mobius 5000 race.
18th Jan '18 6:34:11 PM MasterN
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This trope serves a a popular stock plot for a number of reasons. It's a simple enough goal for the audience to grasp and support, plus it's a pretty easy way to establish a black and white good vs. evil theme. After all, who but a truly good person would devote their time and welfare to saving an orphanage that can't offer much in the way of reward but its gratitude? And who but a truly evil person would dump a bunch of orphans onto the street so they can build a parking lot over it?

Plus, since there's a number of ways to reach this goal, you can pretty much insert any kind of film into it. Want a funny Road Movie? Just have the Hero hop into his van with his quirky sidekick and drive cross-country to pay the rent. Need to sell a soundtrack or musical? Have the centerpiece of the film be a [[HeyLetsPutOnAShow fundraiser concert]]. Want a DownerEnding drama which explores the good and evil of mankind? Just have the heroes fail and watch the orphans cry their eyes out as their only chance at a loving home gets demolished before their eyes.

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This trope serves a a popular stock plot for a number of reasons. It's a simple enough goal for the audience to grasp and support, plus it's a pretty easy way to establish a [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white good vs. evil theme.theme]]. After all, who but a truly good person would devote their time and welfare to saving an orphanage that can't offer much in the way of reward but its gratitude? And who but a truly evil person would dump a bunch of orphans onto the street so they can build a parking lot over it?

Plus, since there's a number of ways to reach this goal, you can pretty much insert any kind of film into it. Want a funny Road Movie? Just have the Hero hop into his van with his quirky sidekick and drive cross-country to pay the rent. Need to sell a soundtrack or musical? Have the centerpiece of the film be a [[HeyLetsPutOnAShow fundraiser concert]]. Want a DownerEnding drama which [[TrueArtIsAngsty explores the good and evil of mankind? mankind?]] Just have the heroes fail and watch the orphans cry their eyes out as their only chance at a loving home gets demolished before their eyes.
7th Jan '18 10:28:28 PM storyyeller
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* In ''Literature/PennyDreadful'', the Whippoorwillows, a group of houses where the main character, Penny, and most of her friends live, is about to be foreclosed. Meanwhile, there's a local legend about a 19th century gold miner who amassed and hid a fortune which was never found. Naturally, [[spoiler: they fail to find it, followed by a lecture about how ThisIsReality after Penny explains that she was certain they would find it because that is what would happen in a book.]]
29th Dec '17 12:04:42 PM eroock
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* ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'': Save their apartment building.

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* ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'': Save their apartment building.
29th Dec '17 12:03:32 PM eroock
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* Parodied to death in the "WesternAnimation/SouthPark" episode 'Asspen'.

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* Parodied to death in the "WesternAnimation/SouthPark" ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode 'Asspen'."[[Recap/SouthParkS6E2Asspen Asspen]]".
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