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9th Dec '16 10:55:00 PM iroanxi
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* ''FanFic/ThisBites'':
** Sanji and Luffy escape a group of Marines when the former yells, "Jessica just found out Jonathan threw away a meal she made for him!" Every marine present promptly sprints out of there.
** Terry and Isaiah decide to stay at Marine Base G-8 when the Straw Hat insanity grows too much for them.
** During the attack on Enies Lobby, roughly half the Marines run away yelling things like, "I didn't sign up for this."
** Cross and Leo try to "[[{{Series/Mythbusters}} de-ass the area with the quickness]]" when Sanji, Usopp and Zoro go after them (Cross for making them all see [[FanDisservice Kokoro's mermaid body]] and Leo for holding back in their fights). They don't escape.
** After being warned of the sheer insanity of Cross's explanation for how he knows so much Mizu, Kiwi, Lulu, and Tilestone all haul ass out of there.
20th Nov '16 9:40:04 AM FordPrefect
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* Nearly any time during Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan's Intercontinental Title run where he was in a fight he knew he couldn't win, he typically just grabbed his belt and left. He would lost the match by count-out, but he would keep the title.

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* Nearly any time during Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan's Intercontinental Title run where he was in a fight he knew he couldn't win, he typically just grabbed his belt and left. He would lost lose the match by count-out, but he would keep the title.
12th Nov '16 6:44:06 AM Morgenthaler
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** Speaking of the Eldar, Craftworld Lugganath have this as their hat, this and close ties with the Harlequins, the {{Badass}} devotees of said Laughing God. The Eldar of Lugganath are so horrified and disgusted with [[CrapsackWorld the state of the galaxy]] that they want to flee into the Webway and form a brand new civilisation. This probably qualifies them as the most sensible people in the whole setting. The only problems with this plan are 1) they have to find a Webway portal big enough for an entire Craftworld and 2) they have to get rid of the Webway's infestation of Dark Eldar first.

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** Speaking of the Eldar, Craftworld Lugganath have this as their hat, this and close ties with the Harlequins, the {{Badass}} badass devotees of said Laughing God. The Eldar of Lugganath are so horrified and disgusted with [[CrapsackWorld the state of the galaxy]] that they want to flee into the Webway and form a brand new civilisation. This probably qualifies them as the most sensible people in the whole setting. The only problems with this plan are 1) they have to find a Webway portal big enough for an entire Craftworld and 2) they have to get rid of the Webway's infestation of Dark Eldar first.
2nd Nov '16 4:32:31 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Several of the old seat-belt safety commercials with the Crash Test Dummies involved Vince ''wanting'' to quit, as he felt he was taking abuse for no reason because nobody was listening; Larry was always able to convince him otherwise.

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* Several of the old seat-belt safety commercials [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yq7nLgLQRE&list=PL13JZox6S8MH-tAP6DnlFw-_4mgxcyJ9z&index=28 (like this one)]] with the Crash Test Dummies involved Vince ''wanting'' to quit, as he felt he was taking abuse for no reason because nobody was listening; Larry was always able to convince him otherwise.
2nd Nov '16 4:30:04 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Several of the old seat-belt safety commercials with the Crash Test Dummies involved Vince ''wanting'' to quit, as he felt he was taking abuse for no reason because nobody was listening; Larry was always able to convince him otherwise.
5th Oct '16 3:37:51 PM gjjones
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* Subverted in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Black Dog Serenade"; one of the convicts that took part in hijacking a prison ship tries to flee through an airlock when things go bad. Unfortunately, the section he escapes to is open to space, and though there's no ExplosiveDecompression, he's still as good as dead.
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', during the [[TournamentArc Dark Tournament Arc]], tournament commentator Juri barely manages to escape the section of the ring where Shishiwakamaru strikes with his cursed sword and puts a huge crater into the ground. In addition to that, the same attack sends spirits out from the sword, which attack and kill numerous spectators. When Shishi goes to use the same attack again, spectators start trying to flee the arena in terror. Koto, reporting from ringside, mentions that as commentators, she and Juri have to stay out of professionalism (credit to Koto; as a [[CuteMonsterGirl fox demon]], the last attack hurt her ears). When she turns to get Juri to confirm this, we see that Juri is already standing by the exit saying, "Screw this, they don't pay me enough!"
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Principal Kuno hires three champions to subdue a rebellious Miss Hinako (and Ranma, natch): Happosai, Tatewaki Kuno... and Nabiki. While the two others actually try to engage in battle and are easily routed, Nabiki just takes the money and runs.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Manjyome (Chazz) tries to do this right before Judai (Jaden) is about to duel Kagemaru. (Seeing as Kagemaru plans to use all three Sacred Beasts, it's hard to blame him.) He changes his mind after Asuka (Alexis) scolds him, however.

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* Subverted in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Black Dog Serenade"; one of the convicts ''Anime/TheAdventuresOfMiniGoddess'' had a BaseballEpisode that took part in hijacking a prison ship tries saw Urd and Skuld use clones of themselves to flee through an airlock form teams and play against each other. In the final inning, when things go bad. Unfortunately, the section he escapes to is open to space, and though there's no ExplosiveDecompression, he's still as good as dead.
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', during the [[TournamentArc Dark Tournament Arc]], tournament commentator Juri barely manages to escape the section of the ring where Shishiwakamaru strikes with his cursed sword and puts a huge crater into the ground. In addition to that, the same attack sends spirits out from the sword, which attack and kill numerous spectators. When Shishi goes to use the same attack again, spectators start trying to flee the arena in terror. Koto, reporting from ringside, mentions that as commentators, she and Juri
it seemed like Urd's team didn't have much of a chance to stay out of professionalism (credit to Koto; as win, she used a [[CuteMonsterGirl fox demon]], the last attack hurt "special technique" called "Vanishing Pitcher". Skuld then follows her ears). When she turns to get Juri to confirm this, we see that Juri lead by employing "Vanishing Catcher". Before long, every position on both teams is already standing by the exit saying, "Screw this, they don't pay me enough!"
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Principal Kuno hires three champions to subdue a rebellious Miss Hinako (and Ranma, natch): Happosai, Tatewaki Kuno...
gone, and Nabiki. While the two others actually try to engage in battle only Mr. Helper and Gan are easily routed, Nabiki just takes the money and runs.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Manjyome (Chazz) tries to do this right before Judai (Jaden) is about to duel Kagemaru. (Seeing as Kagemaru plans to use all three Sacred Beasts, it's hard to blame him.) He changes his mind after Asuka (Alexis) scolds him, however.
left... until:
-->'''Mr. Helper:''' Departing umpire. ''*leaves*''



* The titular character of ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'' [[TrueNeutral practically embodies]] this trope, especially when a country she's visiting becomes too dangerous, too unpredictable, or too downright weird.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Karen and Will bail out on the [[BigBad Masked Man]] once a huge army of Pokémon come charging in. They do not appear to be remotely sorry for trying to kill Blue and Silver, and the two later show up as part of the Indigo Plateau Elite Four with [[KarmaHoudini nothing to show that they got punished for willingly being part of a criminal group.]]
** [[spoiler:Black's Munna abandoned him once it didn't like its trainer's dreams anymore. It eventually returned to him as a Musharna though.]]
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', if [[{{Jerkass}} Paul]] is watching Ash or another trainer having a battle, often he will get bored and leave before it is finished, calling them pathetic. This was especially problematic when his Chimchar's fear of Zangoose led to him pulling this trope ''in the middle of a Double Battle''.
** In ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'', '''all''' of the [[BigBad Iron-Masked Marauder's]] Pokémon abandoned him. This shows just how vile a villain he was -- it is almost unheard of for Pokémon to abandon their trainers, even ones who are evil or abusive. And true, he ''was'' a monster compared to most other members of Team Rocket.

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* The titular character Attempted by a bunch of ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'' [[TrueNeutral practically embodies]] soldiers in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' during the Battle of Trost. Commander Pixis announces an insanely risky plan to halt the Titan advance, and a large number of soldiers simply give up and decide to leave, despite desertion being punishable by execution. Pixis stops this trope, especially when by telling them that "Fighting the Titans is a country she's visiting becomes too dangerous, too unpredictable, or too downright weird.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Karen
terrifying thing. Some who have experienced it cannot continue. Therefore, those who wish to leave will not be punished. Go ahead and Will bail out on leave... ''if you are willing to allow your loved ones to witness the [[BigBad Masked Man]] once a huge army of Pokémon come charging in. They do not appear to be remotely sorry for trying to kill Blue and Silver, and the two later show up as part terror of the Indigo Plateau Elite Four with [[KarmaHoudini nothing to show that they got punished for willingly being part of a criminal group.]]
** [[spoiler:Black's Munna abandoned him once it didn't like its trainer's dreams anymore. It eventually returned to him as a Musharna though.]]
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', if [[{{Jerkass}} Paul]] is watching Ash or another trainer having a battle, often he will get bored and leave before it is finished, calling them pathetic. This was especially problematic when his Chimchar's fear of Zangoose led to him pulling this trope ''in
Titans''." That stops the middle of a Double Battle''.
** In ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'', '''all''' of the [[BigBad Iron-Masked Marauder's]] Pokémon abandoned him. This shows just how vile a villain he was -- it is almost unheard of for Pokémon to abandon
deserters in their trainers, even ones who are evil or abusive. And true, he ''was'' a monster compared tracks, and convinces them to most other members of Team Rocket.fight.
* ''Manga/BlackGod'': [[{{Meganekko}} Riona]] fled the Kaionji Group, after learning they were planning to experiment on her because she was a Main Root. Then she became [[WeakButSkilled Yakumo's]] contractee, in order to protect herself from them.



* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** In the Alabasta arc, Usopp tries to pull this after Mr. 4 and Miss Merry Christmas escape from a massive explosion practically unscathed and come after him and Chopper. Then they [[BerserkButton insult Luffy]]. Usopp promptly changes from this trope into LetsGetDangerous.
** [[spoiler:Usopp]] has one of these [[spoiler:when he hears that they need to get a new ship]].
** GothicLolita Perona, one of the CoDragons in the Thriller Bark arc, has this after Usopp defeats her; when she comes to, she finds out that Oars (a giant giant that was Moria's greatest trump card) was rampaging through the island, apparently out of control, and that fellow Co-Dragon Hogback had been crushed by him. She reasons that between Oars and the Straw Hats, Thriller Bark wasn't going to last long, and decides to quite literally abandon ship. She would've made off with the Straw Hats' ship, but Kuma intervened and granted her wish in a different way by using his powers to send her elsewhere.[[note]]Turned out she ended up at Mihawk's place which was creepy enough for her tastes and out of the way so all she had to do was taunt Zoro for two years when ''he'' ended up there.[[/note]]
** In the Marineford Arc, [[spoiler:Mihawk]] leaves as soon as [[spoiler:Shanks and his crew appear]], stating that fighting [[spoiler:Shanks]] wasn't part of the deal.
** Still in Marineford arc, a random marine grunt tried to run away from his post after seeing the Whitebeard Pirates' strength, but the deserter was quickly dispatched by Admiral Sakazuki.
** [[spoiler:Aokiji]] was strongly opposed to [[spoiler:Akainu]] becoming [[spoiler:Fleet Admiral]], so much so that they ended up having a ''fight to the death'' for the position that went on ''for ten days''![[note]]The aftermath of that fight was still etched onto Punk Hazard after the TimeSkip.[[/note]] Ultimately, [[spoiler:Akainu]] won, but spared [[spoiler:Aokiji's]] life. [[spoiler:Aokiji]] was so averse to serving under [[spoiler:Akainu]] that he ended up ''ditching the [[spoiler:Marines]]'' and giving up his position as an [[spoiler:admiral]].
* In the anime of the Red Ribbon arc in ''Manga/DragonBall'', Colonel Violet does this once Goku starts his invasion of the base. But not before [[OnlyInItForTheMoney raiding the army's vault and grabbing as much cash as she can.]] [[KarmaHoudini This turns out to be a smart move.]]

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
In ''Manga/Brave10'', this happens at least three times:
** In the Alabasta arc, Usopp tries to pull Saizo almost does this after Mr. 4 being curb-stomped by Hanzo and Miss Merry Christmas escape fearing he CantCatchUp. The anime replaces this with Saizo doing it after Masamune captures Isanami. He stays in the end, thanks to some GetAholdOfYourselfMan peptalks.
** In the sequel, [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Hanzo]] doesn't take so well to being replaced by Tokugawa and]] goes [[HeelFaceTurn looking for work]] with the Braves.
** As a result of the above example, [[spoiler:Jinpachi]] gets fed up at leaves, angry on behalf of [[spoiler:Anastasia]].
* Subverted in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Black Dog Serenade"; one of the convicts that took part in hijacking a prison ship tries to flee through an airlock when things go bad. Unfortunately, the section he escapes to is open to space, and though there's no ExplosiveDecompression, he's still as good as dead.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', General Tao/Tao Pai Pai is asked to guard a special building that is (supposedly) designed to protect people
from Cell and can only be entered if you're stinking rich. Tao is called in to take care of the a massive explosion little girl's grandfather who fought off the guards, only to have Gohan save him. Tao's ready to fight Gohan, but panics once he learns his name and that he's the son of Goku. Not wanting to lose MORE of himself, he kicks down the nearest tree, launches it into the sky and hops on, leaving for parts unknown.
* A rather funny example happens in ''Anime/GearFighterDendoh'': Hokuto and Ginga, [[FallingIntoTheCockpit who have been kidnapped by the titular robot to serve as its pilots]], are instructed on how to move it, and, being children caught in the middle of an AlienInvasion, start running away with the robot, surprising ''even the {{Robeast}}s they were supposed to fight''. Then subverted as soon as they're informed that they're supposed to fight, at which point they [[CurbStompBattle annihilate the monsters in a single kempo move]].
* In ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'', [[spoiler:Haruka Ouma]] decides she's had enough of the GHQ after learning that [[spoiler:her brother Keido]] is responsible for [[spoiler:Kurosu's death]], steals a motorcycle and hightails it out of there.
* ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'': Some of the thugs in chapter 162 chose to flee than try taking on Yuu.
* This happens [[RuleOfThree 3 times]] in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. First two times where in Part 2: [[GuileHero Joseph]] runs away from two fights [[spoiler: Vampire!Straizo]] and [[spoiler: the UltimateLifeform]] screaming "Nigerunda yo! (Run away!)." His grandson, [[TheStoic Jotaro]] does this in the fight against Rubber Soul and his stand Yellow Temperance. Both do it not out of cowardice but as an excuse to get some time to think out their next plan of action.
* The titular character of ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'' [[TrueNeutral
practically unscathed and come after him and Chopper. Then they [[BerserkButton insult Luffy]]. Usopp promptly changes from embodies]] this trope into LetsGetDangerous.
** [[spoiler:Usopp]] has one of these [[spoiler:when he hears that they need to get a new ship]].
** GothicLolita Perona, one of the CoDragons in the Thriller Bark arc, has this after Usopp defeats her;
trope, especially when she comes to, she finds out that Oars (a giant giant that was Moria's greatest trump card) was rampaging through the island, apparently out of control, and that fellow Co-Dragon Hogback had been crushed by him. She reasons that between Oars and the Straw Hats, Thriller Bark wasn't going to last long, and decides to quite literally abandon ship. She would've made off with the Straw Hats' ship, but Kuma intervened and granted her wish in a different way by using his powers to send her elsewhere.[[note]]Turned out she ended up at Mihawk's place which was creepy enough for her tastes and out of the way so all she had to do was taunt Zoro for two years when ''he'' ended up there.[[/note]]
**
country she's visiting becomes too dangerous, too unpredictable, or too downright weird.
*
In the Marineford Arc, [[spoiler:Mihawk]] leaves as soon as [[spoiler:Shanks ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', [[FourStarBadass Walter von Schönkopf]] and his crew appear]], stating that fighting [[spoiler:Shanks]] wasn't part of [[BadassArmy Rosen Ritter]] often rout their opponents simply by announcing themselves (or, even more often, by mowing them down until someone notices the deal.
** Still in Marineford arc, a random marine grunt tried to run away from his post after seeing the Whitebeard Pirates' strength, but the deserter was quickly dispatched by Admiral Sakazuki.
** [[spoiler:Aokiji]] was strongly opposed to [[spoiler:Akainu]] becoming [[spoiler:Fleet Admiral]], so much so that
regimental shoulder badges, at which point they ended up having a ''fight to the death'' lose all heart and run for the position that went on ''for ten days''![[note]]The aftermath of that fight was still etched onto Punk Hazard after the TimeSkip.[[/note]] Ultimately, [[spoiler:Akainu]] won, but spared [[spoiler:Aokiji's]] life. [[spoiler:Aokiji]] was so averse to serving under [[spoiler:Akainu]] that he ended up ''ditching the [[spoiler:Marines]]'' and giving up his position as an [[spoiler:admiral]].
* In the anime of the Red Ribbon arc in ''Manga/DragonBall'', Colonel Violet does this once Goku starts his invasion of the base. But not before [[OnlyInItForTheMoney raiding the army's vault and grabbing as much cash as she can.]] [[KarmaHoudini This turns out to be a smart move.]]
it).



* ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'': Some of the thugs in chapter 162 chose to flee than try taking on Yuu.
* A rather funny example happens in ''Anime/GearFighterDendoh'': Hokuto and Ginga, [[FallingIntoTheCockpit who have been kidnapped by the titular robot to serve as its pilots]], are instructed on how to move it, and, being children caught in the middle of an AlienInvasion, start running away with the robot, surprising ''even the {{Robeast}}s they were supposed to fight''. Then subverted as soon as they're informed that they're supposed to fight, at which point they [[CurbStompBattle annihilate the monsters in a single kempo move]].
* One of the happiest and more awesome moments in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' revolves around this trope. [[spoiler:It happens in the GrandFinale when Anthy, ''finally'' released from her older brother and BigBad Akio's influence by the apparently {{ret gone}}d Utena, calmly goes to his office all dolled up for a travel and tells him that she no longer will be the Rose Bride ''and'' that she's bailing out of Ohtori Academy, much to Akio's sudden distress as this completely derails his plans from then on. She then leaves the Ohtori campus only in Chu-Chu's company, [[IWillFindYou determined to find Utena again]] [[ButNowIMustGo and finally have her own life]].]]
* In ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', [[FourStarBadass Walter von Schönkopf]] and his [[BadassArmy Rosen Ritter]] often rout their opponents simply by announcing themselves (or, even more often, by mowing them down until someone notices the regimental shoulder badges, at which point they lose all heart and run for it).
* Attempted by a bunch of soldiers in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' during the Battle of Trost. Commander Pixis announces an insanely risky plan to halt the Titan advance, and a large number of soldiers simply give up and decide to leave, despite desertion being punishable by execution. Pixis stops this by telling them that "Fighting the Titans is a terrifying thing. Some who have experienced it cannot continue. Therefore, those who wish to leave will not be punished. Go ahead and leave... ''if you are willing to allow your loved ones to witness the terror of the Titans''." That stops the deserters in their tracks, and convinces them to fight.
* Bunbee of ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' and ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo'' does this after spending two years of fighting Nozomi's team and getting screwed out of his pay for it. He's next seen [[Anime/PrettyCureAllStars at Fairy Park]], telling [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Tsubomi and Erika]] to stop holding up the line.
* ''Manga/BlackGod'': [[{{Meganekko}} Riona]] fled the Kaionji Group, after learning they were planning to experiment on her because she was a Main Root. Then she became [[WeakButSkilled Yakumo's]] contractee, in order to protect herself from them.
* This happens [[RuleOfThree 3 times]] in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. First two times where in Part 2: [[GuileHero Joseph]] runs away from two fights [[spoiler: Vampire!Straizo]] and [[spoiler: the UltimateLifeform]] screaming "Nigerunda yo! (Run away!)." His grandson, [[TheStoic Jotaro]] does this in the fight against Rubber Soul and his stand Yellow Temperance. Both do it not out of cowardice but as an excuse to get some time to think out their next plan of action.
* Subverted in ''Manga/SakuraGari'' Masataka attempts to run away in the middle of the night after Souma [[spoiler: rapes him]] in the warehouse. Souma puts a stop to that plan by blackmailing him with his brother's debts.
* An episode of ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'' has the characters trying to learn English. In one scene Cindy decides to take various things Eiko says (in Japanese) and [[InMyLanguageThatSoundsLike associate them with similar-sounding English words/phrases]]. Eventually, she "mishears" "''arigato''" as "alligator", freaks out, makes up some excuse to leave, and bails.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', General Tao/Tao Pai Pai is asked to guard a special building that is (supposedly) designed to protect people from Cell and can only be entered if you're stinking rich. Tao is called in to take care of the a little girl's grandfather who fought off the guards, only to have Gohan save him. Tao's ready to fight Gohan, but panics once he learns his name and that he's the son of Goku. Not wanting to lose MORE of himself, he kicks down the nearest tree, launches it into the sky and hops on, leaving for parts unknown.



* ''Anime/TheAdventuresOfMiniGoddess'' had a BaseballEpisode that saw Urd and Skuld use clones of themselves to form teams and play against each other. In the final inning, when it seemed like Urd's team didn't have much of a chance to win, she used a "special technique" called "Vanishing Pitcher". Skuld then follows her lead by employing "Vanishing Catcher". Before long, every position on both teams is gone, and only Mr. Helper and Gan are left... until:
-->'''Mr. Helper:''' Departing umpire. ''*leaves*''

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* ''Anime/TheAdventuresOfMiniGoddess'' had a BaseballEpisode that saw Urd and Skuld use clones of themselves to form teams and play against each other. ''Manga/OnePiece'':
**
In the final inning, Alabasta arc, Usopp tries to pull this after Mr. 4 and Miss Merry Christmas escape from a massive explosion practically unscathed and come after him and Chopper. Then they [[BerserkButton insult Luffy]]. Usopp promptly changes from this trope into LetsGetDangerous.
** [[spoiler:Usopp]] has one of these [[spoiler:when he hears that they need to get a new ship]].
** GothicLolita Perona, one of the CoDragons in the Thriller Bark arc, has this after Usopp defeats her;
when she comes to, she finds out that Oars (a giant giant that was Moria's greatest trump card) was rampaging through the island, apparently out of control, and that fellow Co-Dragon Hogback had been crushed by him. She reasons that between Oars and the Straw Hats, Thriller Bark wasn't going to last long, and decides to quite literally abandon ship. She would've made off with the Straw Hats' ship, but Kuma intervened and granted her wish in a different way by using his powers to send her elsewhere.[[note]]Turned out she ended up at Mihawk's place which was creepy enough for her tastes and out of the way so all she had to do was taunt Zoro for two years when ''he'' ended up there.[[/note]]
** In the Marineford Arc, [[spoiler:Mihawk]] leaves as soon as [[spoiler:Shanks and his crew appear]], stating that fighting [[spoiler:Shanks]] wasn't part of the deal.
** Still in Marineford arc, a random marine grunt tried to run away from his post after seeing the Whitebeard Pirates' strength, but the deserter was quickly dispatched by Admiral Sakazuki.
** [[spoiler:Aokiji]] was strongly opposed to [[spoiler:Akainu]] becoming [[spoiler:Fleet Admiral]], so much so that they ended up having a ''fight to the death'' for the position that went on ''for ten days''![[note]]The aftermath of that fight was still etched onto Punk Hazard after the TimeSkip.[[/note]] Ultimately, [[spoiler:Akainu]] won, but spared [[spoiler:Aokiji's]] life. [[spoiler:Aokiji]] was so averse to serving under [[spoiler:Akainu]] that he ended up ''ditching the [[spoiler:Marines]]'' and giving up his position as an [[spoiler:admiral]].
* In the anime of the Red Ribbon arc in ''Manga/DragonBall'', Colonel Violet does this once Goku starts his invasion of the base. But not before [[OnlyInItForTheMoney raiding the army's vault and grabbing as much cash as she can.]] [[KarmaHoudini This turns out to be a smart move.]]
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', if [[{{Jerkass}} Paul]] is watching Ash or another trainer having a battle, often he will get bored and leave before
it seemed like Urd's team is finished, calling them pathetic. This was especially problematic when his Chimchar's fear of Zangoose led to him pulling this trope ''in the middle of a Double Battle''.
** In ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'', '''all''' of the [[BigBad Iron-Masked Marauder's]] Pokémon abandoned him. This shows just how vile a villain he was -- it is almost unheard of for Pokémon to abandon their trainers, even ones who are evil or abusive. And true, he ''was'' a monster compared to most other members of Team Rocket.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Karen and Will bail out on the [[BigBad Masked Man]] once a huge army of Pokémon come charging in. They do not appear to be remotely sorry for trying to kill Blue and Silver, and the two later show up as part of the Indigo Plateau Elite Four with [[KarmaHoudini nothing to show that they got punished for willingly being part of a criminal group.]]
** [[spoiler:Black's Munna abandoned him once it
didn't like its trainer's dreams anymore. It eventually returned to him as a Musharna though.]]
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Principal Kuno hires three champions to subdue a rebellious Miss Hinako (and Ranma, natch): Happosai, Tatewaki Kuno... and Nabiki. While the two others actually try to engage in battle and are easily routed, Nabiki just takes the money and runs.
* One of the happiest and more awesome moments in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' revolves around this trope. [[spoiler:It happens in the GrandFinale when Anthy, ''finally'' released from her older brother and BigBad Akio's influence by the apparently {{ret gone}}d Utena, calmly goes to his office all dolled up for a travel and tells him that she no longer will be the Rose Bride ''and'' that she's bailing out of Ohtori Academy, much to Akio's sudden distress as this completely derails his plans from then on. She then leaves the Ohtori campus only in Chu-Chu's company, [[IWillFindYou determined to find Utena again]] [[ButNowIMustGo and finally
have much of a chance to win, she used a "special technique" called "Vanishing Pitcher". Skuld then follows her lead own life]].]]
* Subverted in ''Manga/SakuraGari'' Masataka attempts to run away in the middle of the night after Souma [[spoiler: rapes him]] in the warehouse. Souma puts a stop to that plan
by employing "Vanishing Catcher". Before long, every position on both teams is gone, and only Mr. Helper and Gan are left... until:
-->'''Mr. Helper:''' Departing umpire. ''*leaves*''
blackmailing him with his brother's debts.



* In ''Manga/Brave10'', this happens at least three times:
** Saizo almost does this after being curb-stomped by Hanzo and fearing he CantCatchUp. The anime replaces this with Saizo doing it after Masamune captures Isanami. He stays in the end, thanks to some GetAholdOfYourselfMan peptalks.
** In the sequel, [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Hanzo]] doesn't take so well to being replaced by Tokugawa and]] goes [[HeelFaceTurn looking for work]] with the Braves.
** As a result of the above example, [[spoiler:Jinpachi]] gets fed up at leaves, angry on behalf of [[spoiler:Anastasia]].
* In ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'', [[spoiler:Haruka Ouma]] decides she's had enough of the GHQ after learning that [[spoiler:her brother Keido]] is responsible for [[spoiler:Kurosu's death]], grabs her motorcycle and hightails it out of there.

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* An episode of ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'' has the characters trying to learn English. In ''Manga/Brave10'', this happens at least three times:
** Saizo almost
one scene Cindy decides to take various things Eiko says (in Japanese) and [[InMyLanguageThatSoundsLike associate them with similar-sounding English words/phrases]]. Eventually, she "mishears" "''arigato''" as "alligator", freaks out, makes up some excuse to leave, and bails.
* Bunbee of ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' and ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo''
does this after being curb-stomped by Hanzo spending two years of fighting Nozomi's team and fearing he CantCatchUp. The anime replaces getting screwed out of his pay for it. He's next seen [[Anime/PrettyCureAllStars at Fairy Park]], telling [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Tsubomi and Erika]] to stop holding up the line.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Manjyome (Chazz) tries to do
this with Saizo doing it right before Judai (Jaden) is about to duel Kagemaru. (Seeing as Kagemaru plans to use all three Sacred Beasts, it's hard to blame him.) He changes his mind after Masamune captures Isanami. He stays in Asuka (Alexis) scolds him, however.
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', during
the end, thanks [[TournamentArc Dark Tournament Arc]], tournament commentator Juri barely manages to some GetAholdOfYourselfMan peptalks.
** In
escape the sequel, [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Hanzo]] doesn't take so well to being replaced by Tokugawa and]] goes [[HeelFaceTurn looking for work]] with the Braves.
** As a result
section of the above example, [[spoiler:Jinpachi]] gets fed up at leaves, angry on behalf of [[spoiler:Anastasia]].
* In ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'', [[spoiler:Haruka Ouma]] decides she's had enough of
ring where Shishiwakamaru strikes with his cursed sword and puts a huge crater into the GHQ after learning ground. In addition to that, the same attack sends spirits out from the sword, which attack and kill numerous spectators. When Shishi goes to use the same attack again, spectators start trying to flee the arena in terror. Koto, reporting from ringside, mentions that [[spoiler:her brother Keido]] is responsible for [[spoiler:Kurosu's death]], grabs her motorcycle as commentators, she and hightails it Juri have to stay out of there.professionalism (credit to Koto; as a [[CuteMonsterGirl fox demon]], the last attack hurt her ears). When she turns to get Juri to confirm this, we see that Juri is already standing by the exit saying, "Screw this, they don't pay me enough!"
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** Still in Marineford arc, a random marine grunt tried to run away from his post after seeing the Whitebeard Pirates' strength, but the deserter was quickly dispatched by Admiral Sakazuki.
23rd Sep '16 2:56:21 PM gjjones
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* In ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'', [[spoiler:Haruka Ouma]] decides she's had enough of the GHQ after learning that [[spoiler:her brother Keido]] is responsible for Kurosu's death]], grabs her motorcycle and hightails it out of there.

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* In ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'', [[spoiler:Haruka Ouma]] decides she's had enough of the GHQ after learning that [[spoiler:her brother Keido]] is responsible for Kurosu's [[spoiler:Kurosu's death]], grabs her motorcycle and hightails it out of there.
23rd Sep '16 2:55:58 PM gjjones
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* In ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'', [[spoiler:Haruka Ouma]] decides she's had enough of the GHQ [[spoiler:out of love for her adoptive son Shu]], grabs a motorcycle and hightails it out of there to [[spoiler:reunite with him]].

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* In ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'', [[spoiler:Haruka Ouma]] decides she's had enough of the GHQ [[spoiler:out of love after learning that [[spoiler:her brother Keido]] is responsible for her adoptive son Shu]], Kurosu's death]], grabs a her motorcycle and hightails it out of there to [[spoiler:reunite with him]].there.
23rd Sep '16 2:37:04 PM gjjones
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* In ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'', [[spoiler:Haruka Ouma]] decides she's had enough of the GHQ [[spoiler:out of love for her adoptive son Shu]], grabs a motorcycle and hightails it out of there to [[spoiler:reunite with him]].
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