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13th Dec '17 10:08:16 AM Siempie
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]], Rory asks the Doctor to help bring Amy back to life. The Doctor can, and he would, except A) Rory's nothing but a lump of plastic with delusions of being human, so he wouldn't ''really'' care if Amy is alive or dead, and B) the whole of existence has just been wiped out, so "Rory's" girlfriend is not as important as the entire universe--

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In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]], Rory asks the Doctor to help bring Amy back to life. The Doctor can, and he would, except A) Rory's nothing but a lump of plastic with delusions of being human, so he wouldn't ''really'' care if Amy is alive or dead, and B) the whole of existence has just been wiped out, so "Rory's" girlfriend is not as important as the entire universe--



'''The Doctor:''' Haha! Welcome back, '''Rory Williams!'''

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'''The Doctor:''' Haha! Welcome back, '''Rory Williams!'''Rory Williams!
** In "The Lie of the Land", Bill and Nardole sneak onto the prison ship where the Doctor is being held in an attempt to break him out... only to discover that the Doctor has been ''willingly'' working with the Monks. Bill tries everything to get him to see reason, but he's not having any of it. In a bout of desperation, she takes a gun from one of the guards and - after offering him one last chance - shoots him in the chest, [[spoiler: not knowing that the gun is loaded with blanks]]. The Doctor begins to regenerate... then suddenly stops, still with the same face.
-->'''The Doctor:''' ''(grins)'' Good girl!\\
''(everybody claps)''
4th Dec '17 5:31:15 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Yuka Otowa]] from ''{{Crescendo}}'' can subject the main character Ryo to one of these. [[spoiler: She leads him to a LoveHotel to see if she can trust him to see beyond her bad reputation as a HookerWithAHeartOfGold. If you make him have sex with her there, it leads to Yuka's Bad Ending. If you refuse the chance to sex her up in these moments, Ryo will later bed her anyway [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex but in better circumstances]].]]

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* [[spoiler: Yuka Otowa]] from ''{{Crescendo}}'' ''{{VisualNovel/Crescendo|EienDatoOmotteItaAnoKoro}}'' can subject the main character Ryo to one of these. [[spoiler: She leads him to a LoveHotel to see if she can trust him to see beyond her bad reputation as a HookerWithAHeartOfGold. If you make him have sex with her there, it leads to Yuka's Bad Ending. If you refuse the chance to sex her up in these moments, Ryo will later bed her anyway [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex but in better circumstances]].]]
4th Dec '17 10:56:25 AM lillolillo
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* The first appearance of the ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' was the test they gave to ComicBook/{{Superboy}} to see if he was fit. He failed all three challenges they put to him, but when he did not make excuses, they explained that their history clearly showed his ''powers'' were strong enough, they had actually tested his character by sabotaging the trials.

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* The first appearance of the ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' was the test they gave to ComicBook/{{Superboy}} to see if he was fit. He failed all three challenges they put to him, but when he did not make excuses, they explained that their history clearly showed his ''powers'' were strong enough, they had actually tested his character by sabotaging the trials.


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* In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Supergirl vol. 5]]'' #23, Kara opens a sound-proofed, lead-lined gift that mysteriously appeared in her apartment, which was a test from Batman who calls her and admonishes her for opening it.
28th Nov '17 10:24:09 AM Discar
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* In ''Literature/{{Oathbringer}}'' Prospective members of the Skybreaker order are given a test to kill or capture the criminals from a fortuitous jailbreak, and doing so will still pass the test. However they're very impressed when [[spoiler: Szeth]] realizes the ''best'' answer is to execute the corrupt warden who pocketed the money that was meant to go to securing the prison and feeding the prisoners. His commanding officer says that his was the first execution order they'd secured, so probably if no one had realized they would have explained this and executed him to demonstrate the lesson.

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* In ''Literature/{{Oathbringer}}'' (third book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Prospective members of the Skybreaker order are given a test to kill or capture the criminals from a fortuitous jailbreak, and doing so will still pass the test. However they're very impressed when [[spoiler: Szeth]] realizes the ''best'' answer is to execute the corrupt warden who pocketed the money that was meant to go to securing the prison and feeding the prisoners. His commanding officer says that his was the first execution order they'd secured, so probably if no one had realized they would have explained this and executed him to demonstrate the lesson.
27th Nov '17 6:58:03 AM Andrzej
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10092339/23/Ranma-Saotome-Chi-Master Ranma Saotome, Chi Master]]'', Ranma wants to test Akane's judgment and ability to push down antagonism. To do this, he makes sure Shampoo is present when he asks her what direction she would like to take her Chi training. He knew that Shampoo would suggest channeling rather than invocation, due to her relative lack of personal strength at the moment. He also knew that Akane didn't like Shampoo, and wanted to see if she could overcome her bias and use her critical thinking to make the right choice. Akane passed.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10092339/23/Ranma-Saotome-Chi-Master Ranma Saotome, Chi Master]]'', ''Fanfic/RanmaSaotomeChiMaster'', Ranma wants to test Akane's judgment and ability to push down antagonism. To do this, he makes sure Shampoo is present when he asks her what direction she would like to take her Chi training. He knew that Shampoo would suggest channeling rather than invocation, due to her relative lack of personal strength at the moment. He also knew that Akane didn't like Shampoo, and wanted to see if she could overcome her bias and use her critical thinking to make the right choice. Akane passed.
25th Nov '17 4:35:52 PM elemt
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* In ''Literature/{{Oathbringer}}'' Prospective members of the Skybreaker order are given a test to kill or capture the criminals from a fortuitous jailbreak, and doing so will still pass the test. However they're very impressed when [[spoiler: Szeth]] realizes the ''best'' answer is to execute the corrupt warden who pocketed the money that was meant to go to securing the prison and feeding the prisoners. His commanding officer says that his was the first execution order they'd secured, so probably if no one had realized they would have explained this and executed him to demonstrate the lesson.
21st Nov '17 7:09:00 PM Doug86
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* The "Evolution" arc of "Anime/Bakugan" has one for each of the protagonists([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Masquerade]]to help overcome their glaring psychological weaknesses.

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* The "Evolution" arc of "Anime/Bakugan" ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'' has one for each of the protagonists([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Masquerade]]to help overcome their glaring psychological weaknesses.
17th Nov '17 7:21:10 AM GuiRitter
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' episode "Above and Beyond", Alan, Manny, Helen and Pierce go to a satellite station to rescue Max from Ben, who has gone AxeCrazy. After each of them have been defeated by Ben individually, the four realize they have to work together and ultimately overpower Ben by tossing him in outer space. The ensuing battle launches the station out of orbit and sends it crashing onto London. The team tries to sacrifice themselves by self-destructing the satellite before it can crash. However, the self-destruct countdown was actually a dud and Max appears with Ben having put the ship back into orbit It is then revealed that Ben was only pretending to turn evil to test the Plumbers Helpers' skills and teamwork and that the satellite station is actually a training field for cadet Plumbers. The team passed for defeating Ben as well as attempting a {{Heroic Sacrifice}} and are admitted into the Plumbers Academy.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' episode "Above and Beyond", Alan, Manny, Helen and Pierce go to a satellite station to rescue Max from Ben, who has gone AxeCrazy. After each of them have been defeated by Ben individually, the four realize they have to work together and ultimately overpower Ben by tossing him in outer space. The ensuing battle launches the station out of orbit and sends it crashing onto London. The team tries to sacrifice themselves by self-destructing the satellite before it can crash. However, the self-destruct countdown was actually a dud and Max appears with Ben having put the ship back into orbit orbit. It is then revealed that Ben was only pretending to turn evil to test the Plumbers Helpers' skills and teamwork and that the satellite station is actually a training field for cadet Plumbers. The team passed for defeating Ben as well as attempting a {{Heroic Sacrifice}} and are admitted into the Plumbers Academy.
17th Nov '17 6:42:14 AM GuiRitter
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* ''VideoGame/FromDust'' is one of these, implied by the last level and the resulting ending. [[spoiler: Your tribe starts off as a few survivors, resisting disasters and threats thanks to the your ability to adjust and alter the landscape. In the final level, though, you unlock powers greater than you had before, which you (naturally) play around with it to obscene levels. The spirits of nature don't take kindly to that, sinking your paradise into the ocean, causing your tribe to once again be a few survivors.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FromDust'' is one of these, implied by the last level and the resulting ending. [[spoiler: Your tribe starts off as a few survivors, resisting disasters and threats thanks to the your ability to adjust and alter the landscape. In the final level, though, you unlock powers greater than you had before, which you (naturally) play around with it to obscene levels. The spirits of nature don't take kindly to that, sinking your paradise into the ocean, causing your tribe to once again be a few survivors.]]
16th Nov '17 4:37:38 AM GuiRitter
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** In maybe the cruelest and most extreme example of this Trope, the Battle School is well aware that Ender is despised and bullied by the other students and makes no attempt to stop it. Ender is meant to learn that in the war, no parent will come rescue him, which they stick to even when it becomes obvious some of the boys might want to harm or even ''kill'' Ender. Eventually the bullies corner him in the shower with Bonzo planning to beat him badly enough that the school will be forced to send him home. Ender, knowing the school won't protect him and citing the "lesson" he got from dealing with the bully before he was admitted, not only fights back, but beats Bonzo to death with his bare hands. This is enough to convince the Battle School he's ready to fight the Formics.

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** In maybe the cruelest and most extreme example of this Trope, the Battle School is well aware that Ender is despised and bullied by the other students and makes no attempt to stop it. Ender is meant to learn that in the war, no parent will come to rescue him, which they stick to even when it becomes obvious some of the boys might want to harm or even ''kill'' Ender. Eventually the bullies corner him in the shower with Bonzo planning to beat him badly enough that the school will be forced to send him home. Ender, knowing the school won't protect him and citing the "lesson" he got from dealing with the bully before he was admitted, not only fights back, but beats Bonzo to death with his bare hands. This is enough to convince the Battle School he's ready to fight the Formics.
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