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5th Feb '17 2:46:09 AM Ciabella
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* In ''Franchise/TheWitcher'', Queen Calanthe of Cintra uses every trick in the book to stop her daughter Pavetta from marrying a man to whom she was promised through the Law of Surprise. In the end, Calanthe yields and lets the two of them be together. The resulting daughter, Ciri, is in turn promised to Geralt through the same Law. The Queen makes it clear she'd rather kill him than let him take the girl away to become a witcher. Despite this, Ciri eventually ends up in Geralt's care.
27th Dec '16 6:45:50 PM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/{{Gloomverse}}'': Turns out to be the reason [[spoiler: Assistant didn't have her hat when the comic began. That "dark overlord" the Lemonheads keep going on about? It's real, and swiped it before she could find it, only returning it to her when not doing so would have meant a major catastrophe.]]
21st Oct '16 1:05:54 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Fanfic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'' has Fate preventing the [[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Senshi]] from finding [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha]] because a) Nanoha has just been badly injured ''and'' is a workaholic, and b) if Nanoha gets involved, she will overwork herself trying to solve the Senshi's problem, putting her back in the hospital.

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* ''Fanfic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'' has Fate preventing the [[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Senshi]] from finding [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha]] because a) Nanoha has just been badly injured ''and'' is a workaholic, and b) if Nanoha gets involved, she will overwork herself trying to solve the Senshi's problem, putting her back in the hospital.
14th Mar '16 6:11:14 PM Prfnoff
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* The Fan Fiction ''WhiteDevilOfTheMoon,'' has Fate preventing the [[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Senshi]] from finding [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha]] because a) Nanoha has just been badly injured ''and'' is a workaholic, and b) if Nanoha gets involved, she will overwork herself trying to solve the Senshi's problem, putting her back in the hospital.

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* The Fan Fiction ''WhiteDevilOfTheMoon,'' ''Fanfic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'' has Fate preventing the [[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Senshi]] from finding [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha]] because a) Nanoha has just been badly injured ''and'' is a workaholic, and b) if Nanoha gets involved, she will overwork herself trying to solve the Senshi's problem, putting her back in the hospital.
20th Dec '15 8:20:21 PM Discar
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Buffy is adamant about keeping [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Dawn]] out of combat. That's all well and good, but considering Dawn's a MacGuffinGirl and the sister of the Slayer who is quite literally bound by destiny to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and fight the evil that results, it becomes fairly obvious to everyone that trying to keep Dawn out of danger only serves to make her an [[DamselInDistress easy target]]. By season 7 and the comics, Dawn has received training, and TookALevelInBadass, becoming a hell of a lot more useful and less likely to be kidnapped.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Buffy is adamant about keeping [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Dawn]] out of combat. That's all well and good, but considering Dawn's a MacGuffinGirl and the sister of the Slayer who and is quite literally bound by destiny to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and fight the evil that results, it becomes fairly obvious to everyone that trying to keep Dawn out of danger only serves to make her an [[DamselInDistress easy target]]. By season 7 and the comics, Dawn has received training, and TookALevelInBadass, becoming a hell of a lot more useful and less likely to be kidnapped.
15th Dec '15 7:57:55 PM Doug86
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* Invoked in HellsingAbridged, as Abridged!Intergra knows that Abridged!Alucard will go anywhere she doesn't want him to, but nowhere she wants him to, so she has Abridged!Walter tell him that he has vacation days, and he can go anywhere besides for Brazil. So, he goes to Brazil, where the latest threat is.

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* Invoked in HellsingAbridged, ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'', as Abridged!Intergra knows that Abridged!Alucard will go anywhere she doesn't want him to, but nowhere she wants him to, so she has Abridged!Walter tell him that he has vacation days, and he can go anywhere besides for Brazil. So, he goes to Brazil, where the latest threat is.
24th Sep '15 5:27:49 PM Blazer
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** Invoked again post ''ComicBook/BatmanEndgame'': [[spoiler:When Alfred finds out that Bruce is alive but has no memory of ever being Batman, he decides to go above and beyond protecting him and is essentially telling anyone who knows he's Batman "Don't do ''anything'' to bring that memory back. He's ''happy''."]]
1st Jun '15 11:00:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[{{Chrestomanci}} Eric Chant]] has the capacity to become a nine-lived enchanter and one of the most powerful magic users in the multiverse. Unfortunately, his big sister Gwendolyn [[spoiler: stole all his extra lives when he was a baby and has been using his magic to amplify her own talents,]] all without his knowing.

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* [[{{Chrestomanci}} ''Literature/{{Chrestomanci}}'': Eric Chant]] Chant has the capacity to become a nine-lived enchanter and one of the most powerful magic users in the multiverse. Unfortunately, his big sister Gwendolyn [[spoiler: stole all his extra lives when he was a baby and has been using his magic to amplify her own talents,]] all without his knowing.



* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] is adamant about keeping [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Dawn]] out of combat. That's all well and good, but considering Dawn's a MacGuffinGirl and the sister of the Slayer who is quite literally bound by destiny to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and fight the evil that results, it becomes fairly obvious to everyone that trying to keep Dawn out of danger only serves to make her an [[DamselInDistress easy target]]. By season 7 and the comics, Dawn has received training, and TookALevelInBadass, becoming a hell of a lot more useful and less likely to be kidnapped.

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* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Buffy is adamant about keeping [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Dawn]] out of combat. That's all well and good, but considering Dawn's a MacGuffinGirl and the sister of the Slayer who is quite literally bound by destiny to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and fight the evil that results, it becomes fairly obvious to everyone that trying to keep Dawn out of danger only serves to make her an [[DamselInDistress easy target]]. By season 7 and the comics, Dawn has received training, and TookALevelInBadass, becoming a hell of a lot more useful and less likely to be kidnapped.
1st Jun '15 10:56:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the third Film/{{Transformers}} movie, Dark of the Moon, Sam's new girlfriend Carly is playing this trope when Sam starts assembling the clues to a new adventure. She would prefer that he leave his dangerous ways in the past while he safely basks in their glory in the present. She fears that if he goes off to war again that it will be a repeat of the tragedy that claimed her brother. Unfortunately for her when she leaves Sam she unwittingly walks straight into the thick of the plot and becomes a DamselInDistress.
* In ''BeCool'', Raji literally does this to Elliot when he deletes messages left for him by Chili. He'd prefer to keep Elliot as his muscle forever rather than let him embark on a movie career.
* In ''PoolhallJunkies'', Johnny is understandable quite mad after learning that he has been invited to play in a professional tournament ''multiple'' times but his manager Joe kept throwing away the letters so that he could keep making money off of him.

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* In the third Film/{{Transformers}} movie, Dark of the Moon, ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', Sam's new girlfriend Carly is playing this trope when Sam starts assembling the clues to a new adventure. She would prefer that he leave his dangerous ways in the past while he safely basks in their glory in the present. She fears that if he goes off to war again that it will be a repeat of the tragedy that claimed her brother. Unfortunately for her when she leaves Sam she unwittingly walks straight into the thick of the plot and becomes a DamselInDistress.
* In ''BeCool'', ''Film/BeCool'', Raji literally does this to Elliot when he deletes messages left for him by Chili. He'd prefer to keep Elliot as his muscle forever rather than let him embark on a movie career.
* In ''PoolhallJunkies'', ''Film/PoolhallJunkies'', Johnny is understandable quite mad after learning that he has been invited to play in a professional tournament ''multiple'' times but his manager Joe kept throwing away the letters so that he could keep making money off of him.



* Lyra's mother in ''HisDarkMaterials'' hides her in a cave and keeps her in a drugged sleep to prevent her from fulfilling her destiny.

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* Lyra's mother in ''HisDarkMaterials'' ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' hides her in a cave and keeps her in a drugged sleep to prevent her from fulfilling her destiny.



* In a rare successful example, Kirney Slane's [[TheCameo Cameo]] in the [[XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]] novel ''Mercy Kill'' shows her insisting, several times, that ex-squadmate Piggy is ''not'' dragging her children into his latest mess (not an entirely unfounded fear, since a number of current Wraiths are the children or students of her companions). He eventually has to promise point-blank that he won't, twice, before asking her about the information he really came for.

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* In a rare successful example, Kirney Slane's [[TheCameo Cameo]] in the [[XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]] novel ''Mercy Kill'' shows her insisting, several times, that ex-squadmate Piggy is ''not'' dragging her children into his latest mess (not an entirely unfounded fear, since a number of current Wraiths are the children or students of her companions). He eventually has to promise point-blank that he won't, twice, before asking her about the information he really came for.
20th May '15 6:47:49 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''{{Anime/Noir}}'', Mireille Bouquet was one of the candidates for Altena's plan to resurrect the title duo of warrior maidens, but her parents did not approve. Wound up being a moot point when the two of them and Mireille's brother were murdered by a Soldat assassin and ultimately Mireille gets caught up in Altena's plan anyway, but they tried.
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