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20th Feb '17 10:45:31 PM EdwardGil
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When a character or animal is sent away, its this trope. Subtrope of ShootTheDog. Compare to ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies, BreakHisHeartToSaveHim and ShooOutTheClowns. Also see LineInTheSand for the military version. (Get out of the plot while you can, Tropey, AnyoneCanDie now!)

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When a character or animal is sent away, its this trope. Subtrope of ShootTheDog. Compare to ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies, BreakHisHeartToSaveHim and ShooOutTheClowns. Also see BreakHisHeartToSaveHim, LineInTheSand for the military version. and ShooOutTheClowns. (Get out of the plot while you can, Tropey, AnyoneCanDie now!)
16th Feb '17 6:50:24 PM FF32
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* The good ending to ''{{Rule of Rose}}'' can be seen as this in a metaphorical sense. Over the course of the game, it's revealed the player's best friend is in fact [[spoiler:the BigBad]], having [[spoiler:arranged the deaths of every other character]] because she [[spoiler:felt abandoned]] because the player was [[spoiler:spending more time with her pet dog than with her.]] The epilogue is a flashback/dream sequence where the player is sent back before the whole thing began and chains the dog inside a shed to metaphorically protect him, along with her other precious memories.

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* The good ending to ''{{Rule ''VideoGame/{{Rule of Rose}}'' can be seen as this in a metaphorical sense. Over the course of the game, it's revealed the player's best friend is in fact [[spoiler:the BigBad]], having [[spoiler:arranged the deaths of every other character]] because she [[spoiler:felt abandoned]] because the player was [[spoiler:spending more time with her pet dog than with her.]] The epilogue is a flashback/dream sequence where the player is sent back before the whole thing began and chains the dog inside a shed to metaphorically protect him, along with her other precious memories.
1st Feb '17 4:45:59 AM Andyroid
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' short "Mickey's Good Deed" has a heart-wrenching moment where Mickey sells Pluto to a rich man so he can afford to eat.
21st Dec '16 4:11:10 AM AgentKyles
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When a character or animal is sent away, its this trope. Subtrope of ShootTheDog. Compare to ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies, BreakHisHeartToSaveHim and ShooOutTheClowns. (Get out of the plot while you can, Tropey, AnyoneCanDie now!)

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When a character or animal is sent away, its this trope. Subtrope of ShootTheDog. Compare to ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies, BreakHisHeartToSaveHim and ShooOutTheClowns. Also see LineInTheSand for the military version. (Get out of the plot while you can, Tropey, AnyoneCanDie now!)
20th Dec '16 1:55:49 PM WillBGood
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* Twisted in the Richard Corben story "Bowser". Little Timmy shoos Bowser away when his parents fear he's going to have to be put down [[spoiler: because Bowser is an EldritchAbomination and just ate a couple people. Turns out Bowser was extra hungry because [[YourTomcatIsPregnant he-- she?-- it was getting ready to have a litter of "puppies"!]]]] You can read this disgusting yet strangely heartwarming story [[http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2011/04/bowser.html here.]]
8th Dec '16 6:37:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** And in that act, we learn that [[{{Badass}} NOBODY fucks with Christian Bale when there's a puppy involved]].

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** And in that act, we learn that [[{{Badass}} NOBODY fucks with Christian Bale when there's a puppy involved]].involved.
9th Nov '16 8:05:58 AM Wildstar93
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* In ''Film/TheJungleBook2016'', after learning from Bagheera that [[BigBad Shere Khan]] is hunting Mowgli, Baloo tries to make Mowgli go to the man village by telling him that they were never friends, that he was just using him to get extra food for the winter. Mowgli storms off as a result, and Baloo tells Bagheera that this was the hardest thing he had ever done.
25th Oct '16 3:40:37 PM nombretomado
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* In [[Gensokyo20XX Gensokyo 20XXI]], as they are being captured, Yukari attempts to get Ran (with babies in her arms) to run away, so she won't be captured but Ran, being so loyal and having no desire to leave her behind, refuses. Earlier, in 20XX, Yukari placed Reimu and Chen in Ran's arms, severed the shikigami contract, and told Ran, "Right now, I need you all to be brave and, Ran, take care of Reimu and Chen. When I gap you, I need you all to run and don't ever look or come back." before gapping them away. Later on in 20XX, Reimu does this with Ran and Chen and, after awhile of going back and forth, she managed to convince them to leave her behind in Gensokyo and flee to Tokyo. She does end up joining them later though.

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* In [[Gensokyo20XX ''[[Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX Gensokyo 20XXI]], 20XXI]]'', as they are being captured, Yukari attempts to get Ran (with babies in her arms) to run away, so she won't be captured but Ran, being so loyal and having no desire to leave her behind, refuses. Earlier, in 20XX, Yukari placed Reimu and Chen in Ran's arms, severed the shikigami contract, and told Ran, "Right now, I need you all to be brave and, Ran, take care of Reimu and Chen. When I gap you, I need you all to run and don't ever look or come back." before gapping them away. Later on in 20XX, Reimu does this with Ran and Chen and, after awhile of going back and forth, she managed to convince them to leave her behind in Gensokyo and flee to Tokyo. She does end up joining them later though.
13th Oct '16 7:53:08 PM DastardlyDemolition
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-->'''Spongebob''': Can't you see I don't want you anymore? [Patrick walks up with the board on his head] Just get out of here, you stupid, dumb animal! [Patrick walks away with the same look on his face]
8th Oct '16 5:01:08 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''CampLazlo''. The campers have adopted a llama, (who's cranky and always spitting and hitting everyone) and eventually have to give it up. Lazlo tearfully tells it to just get out of there, but any sweetness is sucked out of the scene by the llama kicking him in the head repeatedly.

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* Subverted in ''CampLazlo''.''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''. The campers have adopted a llama, (who's cranky and always spitting and hitting everyone) and eventually have to give it up. Lazlo tearfully tells it to just get out of there, but any sweetness is sucked out of the scene by the llama kicking him in the head repeatedly.
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