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30th May '16 4:39:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Richard and Kahlan from ''{{The Sword of Truth}}'' series when Kahlan tells him she doesn't love him in order to save his life by forcing him to leave with a priestess of the light, Verna. Later on, Richard breaks out of his depression when he does the same thing to his pet Gratch and realizes Kahlan was doing the whole thing for Richard's sake.

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* Richard and Kahlan from ''{{The Sword of Truth}}'' ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' series when Kahlan tells him she doesn't love him in order to save his life by forcing him to leave with a priestess of the light, Verna. Later on, Richard breaks out of his depression when he does the same thing to his pet Gratch and realizes Kahlan was doing the whole thing for Richard's sake.
14th May '16 11:34:47 AM cakecake
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* In ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'', Night blackmails Ambrosia into giving her body to him in exchange for Arsenik's safety. Feeling like it's a form of cheating, she breaks up with Arsenik. Since she still has feelings for him, she tries to keep away from him because it hurts her to see him, especially when he's so clearly hoping to get back together with her.
-->'''Arsenik:''' You will not deny me the privilege of courting you, will you? But if you will not accept that, then at least allow me the pleasure of your company as your friend.
-->'''Ambrosia's Narration:''' I could not turn him away, but each time, it was torture to see him.
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16th Jan '16 8:17:17 AM SMARTALIENQT
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-->'''Diaval:''' If we go in there, we're never coming out.
-->'''Maleficent:''' Then don't come... it's not your fight.
-->'''Diaval:''' ''(rolls his eyes)'' Really? After all this time? [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Don't go, Diaval! I need you, Diaval! I can't do this without you, Diaval!"]]
-->'''Maleficent:''' *dryly amused* I can ''hear'' you.

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-->'''Diaval:''' If we go in there, inside those walls, we're never coming out.
going to come out alive.
-->'''Maleficent:''' Then don't come... it's come. It's not your fight.
-->'''Diaval:''' ''(rolls his eyes)'' Really? After all this time? Well, thank you very much. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Don't go, Diaval! I "I need you, Diaval! I can't do this without you, Diaval!"]]
-->'''Maleficent:''' *dryly amused* I can ''hear'' ''can'' hear you.
10th Jan '16 9:04:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpongeBob'' had to give up his seahorse, Mystery, who seemed rather apathetic about the whole thing. And after it, accidentally, Patrick.

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* ''SpongeBob'' ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}}'' had to give up his seahorse, Mystery, who seemed rather apathetic about the whole thing. And after it, accidentally, Patrick.
9th Jan '16 7:55:00 PM darkknight109
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* One of the saddest moments in ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' has a teary-eyed Widow Tweed leaving Tod in the wild, silently gesturing at him not to follow her back as she leaves.
19th Dec '15 7:58:05 PM nombretomado
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* Another human example in ''ShinkonGattaiGodannar''. [[LittleMissBadass Lou]] was just about ready to defend her [[DoomedHometown base]] alongside her father... who suddenly set her mecha to launch to Earth, abandoning him to die in a hopeless fight. He still have time to say about the things listed in this trope, much to her dismay.

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* Another human example in ''ShinkonGattaiGodannar''.''Anime/ShinkonGattaiGodannar''. [[LittleMissBadass Lou]] was just about ready to defend her [[DoomedHometown base]] alongside her father... who suddenly set her mecha to launch to Earth, abandoning him to die in a hopeless fight. He still have time to say about the things listed in this trope, much to her dismay.
24th Nov '15 1:35:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/ThirtyRock'' when Jack does this Frank to prevent him from becoming a lawyer (and subsequently killed by the Mafia). Notable for being a direct reference to ''HarryAndTheHendersons''.

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* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/ThirtyRock'' when Jack does this Frank to prevent him from becoming a lawyer (and subsequently killed by the Mafia). Notable for being a direct reference to ''HarryAndTheHendersons''.''Film/HarryAndTheHendersons''.
11th Nov '15 4:41:38 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Honored Enemy'' from ''TheRiftwarCycle'', the elf Tinuva must go and duel his brother to put an end to a centuries-long vendetta and buy time for his human allies to escape. His friend Gregory refuses to leave him, even when Tinuva points out that there is no possible way he could help and that he would only be killed out of hand. Tinuva goes as far as slashing his hand to keep him from using his bow and threatening to cut his other hand so badly that he'll never draw a bow again - and only then does Gregory accept that there's no way he'll be able to accompany Tinuva.

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* In ''Honored Enemy'' from ''TheRiftwarCycle'', ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'', the elf Tinuva must go and duel his brother to put an end to a centuries-long vendetta and buy time for his human allies to escape. His friend Gregory refuses to leave him, even when Tinuva points out that there is no possible way he could help and that he would only be killed out of hand. Tinuva goes as far as slashing his hand to keep him from using his bow and threatening to cut his other hand so badly that he'll never draw a bow again - and only then does Gregory accept that there's no way he'll be able to accompany Tinuva.
9th Nov '15 3:57:08 AM Willbyr
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* A possible example occurs in ''{{Kanon}}'' where Yuuichi remembers caring for (and becoming quite attached to) a fox that had broken its leg, but once healed he has to take it back in the wild because he has to leave town. Needless to say, both parties are quite distraught. [[spoiler:The fox finds Yuuichi upon his return as the human girl, Makoto. Her feeling of loss at their parting is why she is so beset by irrational anger at him.]]
* ''CodeGeass'': [[spoiler:Lelouch does this a couple of times to Kallen in R2. In the first instance, he pretends that he was merely using Kallen as a pawn to drive her away, when in reality he was trying to save her from being killed by the rebelling Black Knights. He betrays his intentions with a soft, barely audible, "Live on, Kallen." In the second instance, when Kallen confronts the newly-crowned Emperor Lelouch about his parting sentence and kisses him, he feigns a lack of emotion to again drive her away and make sure that when he dies as part of his planned Zero Requiem, Kallen will not die with him.]]

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* A possible example occurs in ''{{Kanon}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' where Yuuichi remembers caring for (and becoming quite attached to) a fox that had broken its leg, but once healed he has to take it back in the wild because he has to leave town. Needless to say, both parties are quite distraught. [[spoiler:The fox finds Yuuichi upon his return as the human girl, Makoto. Her feeling of loss at their parting is why she is so beset by irrational anger at him.]]
* ''CodeGeass'': ''Anime/CodeGeass'': [[spoiler:Lelouch does this a couple of times to Kallen in R2. In the first instance, he pretends that he was merely using Kallen as a pawn to drive her away, when in reality he was trying to save her from being killed by the rebelling Black Knights. He betrays his intentions with a soft, barely audible, "Live on, Kallen." In the second instance, when Kallen confronts the newly-crowned Emperor Lelouch about his parting sentence and kisses him, he feigns a lack of emotion to again drive her away and make sure that when he dies as part of his planned Zero Requiem, Kallen will not die with him.]]



* Ace attempts to do this for Luffy in ''OnePiece'' [[spoiler:as Luffy plunges headfirst into the battle at Marineford and is attacked on all sides by the [[PsychoForHire Seven Warlords of the Sea]] and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Marine officers]] in an attempt to [[RescueArc rescue Ace from his execution]]. Ace shouts for Luffy to go away, stating that they have their own crews and Luffy is under no obligation to rescue him. He even states that it would be "humiliating" to be saved by a "weakling" like Luffy, all the while silently begging for Luffy not to involve himself in Ace's mistake. [[IdiotHero Luffy]] of course just ignores this and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming shouts that he's Ace's little brother and promises to save Ace even if it killed him]]. Awww!]]

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* Ace attempts to do this for Luffy in ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' [[spoiler:as Luffy plunges headfirst into the battle at Marineford and is attacked on all sides by the [[PsychoForHire Seven Warlords of the Sea]] and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Marine officers]] in an attempt to [[RescueArc rescue Ace from his execution]]. Ace shouts for Luffy to go away, stating that they have their own crews and Luffy is under no obligation to rescue him. He even states that it would be "humiliating" to be saved by a "weakling" like Luffy, all the while silently begging for Luffy not to involve himself in Ace's mistake. [[IdiotHero Luffy]] of course just ignores this and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming shouts that he's Ace's little brother and promises to save Ace even if it killed him]]. Awww!]]



* Utakata, host of the Six-Tailed Slug does this to his student Hotaru in the {{Naruto}} {{filler}} arcs [[spoiler:because he is a fugitive for killing his master. He eventually comes to terms with his issues, then when he's prepared to train her, gets captured by Pain and has his Tailed Beast extracted, killing him]].
* Misato decides to send Pen Pen off to live with Hikari's family in episode 24 of ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'' because she doesn't know if their apartment will stay safe from another incident like [[spoiler:EVA-00's self-destruction]].

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* Utakata, host of the Six-Tailed Slug does this to his student Hotaru in the {{Naruto}} ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' {{filler}} arcs [[spoiler:because he is a fugitive for killing his master. He eventually comes to terms with his issues, then when he's prepared to train her, gets captured by Pain and has his Tailed Beast extracted, killing him]].
* Misato decides to send Pen Pen off to live with Hikari's family in episode 24 of ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'' ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' because she doesn't know if their apartment will stay safe from another incident like [[spoiler:EVA-00's self-destruction]].
8th Nov '15 2:04:31 PM azul120
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* Subverted on an episode of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''. When times are getting serious, she rather viciously shoos off Joxer, the useless tag-along. He thinks it's a joke at first until she gets violent to punctuate her point, claiming that he would [[TheLoad just slow them down.]] We as the audience might likely assume she's performing this trope to protect him from the coming confrontation, but actually [[spoiler:she's trying to convince someone ''else'' that she's getting rid of him for real, so he can carry out a mission for her without being suspected.]]

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* Subverted on an episode of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''. When times are getting serious, she rather viciously shoos off Joxer, the useless tag-along. He thinks it's a joke at first until she gets violent to punctuate her point, claiming that he would [[TheLoad just slow them down.]] down]]. We as the audience might likely assume she's performing this trope to protect him from the coming confrontation, but actually [[spoiler:she's trying to convince someone ''else'' that she's getting rid of him for real, so he can carry out a mission for her without being suspected.]]


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* WebOriginal/DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog: After freezing Captain Hammer with his Death Ray, Dr. Horrible tries to get a cowering Penny to flee the room as he does not want her to see him like this, and possibly to keep her out of harm's way. She's too terrified to comply, which has tragic consequences: Hammer, whose paralysis has worn off due to Horrible's failure to finish him, destroys the ray, which explodes and results in the death of Horrible's LoveInterest and MoralityChain.
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