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7th Feb '17 7:12:18 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': [[AlphaBitch Cordelia]] comes across Willow locked in a cage in the school library, and instead of letting her out sits down with a cup of coffee and lectures Willow about stealing her boyfriend. Which is actually a good thing because, unknown to her, she's actually talking to Willow's EvilTwin -- a psychotic vampire from an alternate dimension. In the spin-off series ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Cordy is equally clueless when hunting through the sewers after a monster, and failing to notice it's strangling Doyle with a giant tentacle because [[HypocriticalHumor she's too busy griping about how insensitive Angel is to the needs of his co-workers]].



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose Rose]]": After Rose's friend Mickey pretends to be attacked by a mannequin arm, the Doctor seems to be doing the same thing when she walks back into the room. He has to rescue himself before she realizes he was in any sort of danger.

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose Rose]]": After Rose's friend boyfriend Mickey pretends pretended to be attacked by a mannequin arm, when the Doctor seems to be doing is genuinely attacked by the same thing when she walks back into the room.arm later on, Rose thinks he's messing around. He has to rescue himself before she realizes he was in any sort of danger.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': [[AlphaBitch Cordelia]] comes across Willow locked in a cage in the school library, and instead of letting her out sits down with a cup of coffee and lectures Willow about stealing her boyfriend. Which is actually a good thing because, unknown to her, she's actually talking to Willow's EvilTwin -- a psychotic vampire from an alternate dimension. In the spin-off series ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Cordy is equally clueless when hunting through the sewers after a monster, and failing to notice it's strangling Doyle with a giant tentacle because [[HypocriticalHumor she's too busy griping about how insensitive Angel is to the needs of his co-workers]].
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' JD goes to morgue for some reason and finds Dr. Cox there, BoundAndGagged and StuffedIntoTheFridge by the angry janitors. JD realises he's got a unique opportunity to give voice to everything he ever wanted to say to Dr. Cox. Perry becomes so enraged by his yammering, he ''snaps the bounds on his hands'' and tackles JD.


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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' JD goes to morgue for some reason and finds Dr. Cox there, BoundAndGagged and StuffedIntoTheFridge by the angry janitors. JD realises he's got a unique opportunity to give voice to everything he ever wanted to say to Dr. Cox. Perry becomes so enraged by his yammering, he ''snaps the bounds on his hands'' and tackles JD.
9th Dec '16 7:33:07 AM crazysamaritan
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** "The Mysterious Mare Do Well": At one point a hapless tourist pony in a runaway cart interrupts Rainbow Dash's CatchPhrase to asks politely if she could save them first.

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** "The Mysterious Mare Do Well": At one point a hapless tourist pony in a runaway cart interrupts Rainbow Dash's CatchPhrase to asks ask politely if she could save them first.
9th Dec '16 7:31:57 AM crazysamaritan
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->''"SWITCH THE BLOODY MACHINE OFF!!!"''
-->-- '''Franchise/JamesBond''', ''Film/LicenceToKill''

Alice is in danger. Her friend or ally Bob is nearby, but instead of helping her, Bob chooses this moment to go into monologue mode. In some cases, Bob just hasn't noticed that Alice is in trouble; in others, he notices but feels the need to get his two cents in before he saves her. In either case, Bob may be ranting about how he can't turn his back for a minute without Alice [[IWarnedYou ignoring his advice]] and getting herself into trouble.

Contrast UnwantedAssistance.

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->''"SWITCH THE BLOODY MACHINE OFF!!!"''
-->-- '''Franchise/JamesBond''', ''Film/LicenceToKill''

Alice is in danger. Her friend or ally Bob is nearby, but instead of helping her, Bob chooses this moment to go into monologue mode. In some cases, Bob just hasn't noticed that Alice is in trouble; in others, he notices but feels
->'''Aang:''' Hey, you did the need to get his two cents in before he saves her. In either case, Bob may be ranting about how he can't turn his back for a minute Water Whip!\\
'''Katara:''' I couldn't have done it
without Alice [[IWarnedYou ignoring his advice]] your help!\\
'''Sokka:''' (''being restrained by three pirates'') Will you two quit congratulating each other
and getting herself into trouble.

Contrast UnwantedAssistance.
help me out?!
-->--''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWaterbendingScroll "The Waterbending Scroll"]]

Instead of providing rescue to another character, this one is distracted by something. The rescue is PlayedForComedy; [[SubvertedTrope subverting]] the BigDamnHeroes by having heroes ''not'' awesome during the rescue. They may seem completely oblivious to the danger their friend/ally is in, allowing for a completely different sort of rescue to occur.

This can also be the InvertedTrope of two other rescue tropes; RefuseToRescueTheDisliked (which involves the hero deliberately choosing not to rescue on the basis of personal dislike) and UnwantedRescue (which involves the character being rescued trying to ignore or prevent the hero's attempts).



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* Inverted [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilariously]] in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Ichigo basically tells Rukia "Shut up and let me save you."
* In ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'', Oga does pretty much the exact same thing.
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* A variation in ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''; Rodney plays the part of BigDamnHeroes, but starts by apologising profusely for his earlier behavior. Rita suggests they talk about this ''after'' he's rescued her.

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* A variation in ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''; ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'': Rodney plays the part of BigDamnHeroes, but starts by apologising profusely for his earlier behavior. Rita suggests they talk about this ''after'' he's rescued her.



* Occurred after the climax in the ''Film/IRobot'' movie. Sort of. There was no immediate danger, Spooner is just kind of stuck.
* Happens in ''Film/{{Hancock}}'', with the title character being overly careful and political correct with a wounded policewoman.
* ''Film/LicenceToKill'': TheDragon is holding Film/JamesBond at the end of a ConveyorBeltODoom over a cocaine grinder. Pam, the ActionGirl turns up in time to shoot the Dragon ([[MadeOfPlasticine and he happens to drop into the grinder]]), saving Bond. This leads to this classic exchange:

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* Occurred after the climax in the ''Film/IRobot'' movie. Sort of. There was no immediate danger, Spooner is just kind ''Film/{{Hancock}}'': After "sensitivity training", to make Hancock a more politically correct sort of stuck.
* Happens in ''Film/{{Hancock}}'',
superhero, he's faced with the title character being rescuing a wounded policewoman. He's so overly careful and political correct that she tells him to just get on with a wounded policewoman.
it.
* ''Franchise/JamesBond'' film ''Film/LicenceToKill'': TheDragon is holding Film/JamesBond Bond at the end of a ConveyorBeltODoom over a cocaine grinder. Pam, the ActionGirl ActionGirl, turns up in time to shoot the Dragon ([[MadeOfPlasticine and he happens to drop into the grinder]]), saving Bond.but Bond is still attached to the machine. This leads to this classic exchange:



'''Bond:''' SWITCH THE [[BondOneLiner BLOODY MACHINE]] OFF!

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'''Bond:''' SWITCH THE [[BondOneLiner BLOODY MACHINE]] MACHINE OFF!



** The Ninth Doctor and Rose in the first episode of the new series, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose Rose]]". The Doctor is being attacked by a plastic hand. Rose continues talking to him while she's in the kitchen, and even when she walks into the room she initially thinks he's mucking about.
** There's the time in "[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The Runaway Bride]]" when the Tenth Doctor is listening at a door and talking [[MotorMouth at]] Donna and completely fails to notice the fact that she's been kidnapped by {{mook}}s for about half a minute. Amusingly, he notices mid-sentence, commenting as he turns around "and you have never been so quiet."

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** The Ninth Doctor and Rose in the first episode of the new series, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose Rose]]". The Doctor is being Rose]]": After Rose's friend Mickey pretends to be attacked by a plastic hand. Rose continues talking to him while she's in mannequin arm, the kitchen, and even Doctor seems to be doing the same thing when she walks back into the room room. He has to rescue himself before she initially thinks he's mucking about.
realizes he was in any sort of danger.
** There's the time in "[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The Runaway Bride]]" when the Tenth Bride]]": The Doctor is listening at a door and talking [[MotorMouth at]] Donna and completely fails at Donna; failing to notice the fact that she's been kidnapped by {{mook}}s for about half a minute. Amusingly, he notices mid-sentence, commenting as when the realization seems to sink in, he turns around to comment [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness "and you have never been so quiet.""]]



* This exchange in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "War Stories"; Mal is fighting Niska's [[TheDragon henchman]] after being tortured; Jayne prepares to shoot the henchman:

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* This exchange in In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "War Stories"; Mal is fighting Niska's [[TheDragon henchman]] after being tortured; Jayne prepares to shoot the henchman:henchman when Zoe declares ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself. When Mal disagrees, they immediately kill the henchman.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. [[AlphaBitch Cordelia]] comes across Willow locked in a cage in the school library, and instead of letting her out sits down with a cup of coffee and lectures Willow about stealing her boyfriend. Which is actually a good thing because, unknown to her, she's actually talking to Willow's EvilTwin -- a psychotic vampire from an alternate dimension. In the spin-off series ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Cordy is equally clueless when hunting through the sewers after a monster, and failing to notice it's strangling Doyle with a giant tentacle because [[HypocriticalHumor she's too busy griping about how insensitive Angel is to the needs of his co-workers]].

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': [[AlphaBitch Cordelia]] comes across Willow locked in a cage in the school library, and instead of letting her out sits down with a cup of coffee and lectures Willow about stealing her boyfriend. Which is actually a good thing because, unknown to her, she's actually talking to Willow's EvilTwin -- a psychotic vampire from an alternate dimension. In the spin-off series ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Cordy is equally clueless when hunting through the sewers after a monster, and failing to notice it's strangling Doyle with a giant tentacle because [[HypocriticalHumor she's too busy griping about how insensitive Angel is to the needs of his co-workers]].



* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Grif is suspended from a cliff by a gun he jammed into the side of the wall, and Simmons and Sarge are arguing over whether to check that he's alive:

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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Simmons and Sarge just saw Grif go over a cliff and are debating on if they should bother [[NeverFoundTheBody checking if he's dead]]. Grif is suspended from a cliff by a gun he jammed into the side of the wall, wall and Simmons and Sarge are arguing over whether shouts back to check them that he's alive:they need to help him back up.



** [[http://www.giantitp.com/Images/fanart/ootsfill1.gif In a filler strip]], Belkar (while floating inside a [[BlobMonster Gelatinous Cube]]) to Roy and Haley.

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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/Images/fanart/ootsfill1.gif In a filler strip]], Haley and Roy spend two panels discussing gelatin desserts. The third panel then displays Elan and Belkar (while floating inside in a [[BlobMonster Gelatinous Cube]]) to Roy Cube]] while Belkar demands they stop talking and Haley.work on rescuing.



* Happens on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' during a battle with pirates:

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* Happens on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' during a battle with pirates:''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The Gaang is being attacked by pirates, and Katara has just managed to perform the "water whip" correctly (she's been practicing it the whole episode). Aang and Katara immediately begin praising each other, until interrupted by Sokka, who has been taken prisoner.



* In ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', sort of, in Xandir's coming-out episode.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has Robin taking advantage of the fact Batman is tied up to a giant loom to rant to him about treating him like a kid. Batman, being Franchise/{{Batman}}, frees himself while Robin gets distracted telling him off.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', sort of, in Xandir's coming-out episode.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has Robin taking advantage of the fact Batman is tied up to a giant loom to rant to him about treating him like a kid. Batman, being Franchise/{{Batman}}, frees Batman turns this into a RedundantRescue; freeing himself while Robin gets distracted telling him off.Robin's back is turned.



** Rainbow Dash does this whenever she's going to save someone in "The Mysterious Mare Do Well". At one point a hapless tourist pony in a runaway cart interrupts her CatchPhrase and asks politely if she could save them first.
** Rainbow Dash gets at the receiving end of it in "Magical Mystery Cure", when Twilight and Fluttershy start singing "A True, True Friend" and she has to remind them that she's still tied up.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', during a fight with Trigon in Raven's mind.

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** Rainbow Dash does this whenever she's going to save someone in "The Mysterious Mare Do Well". Well": At one point a hapless tourist pony in a runaway cart interrupts her Rainbow Dash's CatchPhrase and to asks politely if she could save them first.
** Rainbow Dash gets at the receiving end of it in "Magical Mystery Cure", when Cure": Twilight and Fluttershy start singing "A True, True Friend" and she Rainbow Dash has to remind them that she's still tied up.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', during a fight with Trigon in Raven's mind.mind, Cyborg has to remind Beast Boy and Raven that they're in battle and he's in danger.
3rd Dec '16 10:18:33 AM Discar
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-->--'''Franchise/JamesBond''', ''Film/LicenceToKill''

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-->--'''Franchise/JamesBond''', -->-- '''Franchise/JamesBond''', ''Film/LicenceToKill''
29th Jul '16 10:58:16 AM AnotherGuy
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-->--Franchise/JamesBond, ''Film/LicenceToKill''

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-->--Franchise/JamesBond, -->--'''Franchise/JamesBond''', ''Film/LicenceToKill''
29th Jul '16 10:57:55 AM AnotherGuy
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->''"SWITCH THE BLOODY MACHINE OFF!!!"''
-->--Franchise/JamesBond, ''Film/LicenceToKill''
8th Jul '16 1:26:03 PM Julia1984
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Contrast UnwantedAssistance.
26th Apr '16 12:34:27 PM StFan
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-->'''Sulley''': [''is fighting the invisible Randall when he is hit with a snowball''] Mike?\\
'''Mike''': Look, it's not that I don't care about the kid.\\
'''Sulley''': Mike, you don't understand.\\
'''Mike''': Yes, I do. I was just mad, that's all. I needed some time to think, but you shouldn't have left me out there.\\
'''Sulley''': I'm being attacked!\\
'''Mike''': No, I'm not attacking you. I'm trying to be honest, just hear me out. You and I are a team. Nothing is more important than our friendship.\\

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-->'''Sulley''': [''is -->'''Sulley:''' (''is fighting the invisible Randall when he is hit with a snowball''] snowball'') Mike?\\
'''Mike''': '''Mike:''' Look, it's not that I don't care about the kid.\\
'''Sulley''': '''Sulley:''' Mike, you don't understand.\\
'''Mike''': '''Mike:''' Yes, I do. I was just mad, that's all. I needed some time to think, but you shouldn't have left me out there.\\
'''Sulley''': '''Sulley:''' I'm being attacked!\\
'''Mike''': '''Mike:''' No, I'm not attacking you. I'm trying to be honest, just hear me out. You and I are a team. Nothing is more important than our friendship.\\



'''Mike''': I-I-I know, kid. He-he's too sensitive.\\
'''Mike''': [''Sulley is being strangled''] Come on, pal. If you start crying, I'm gonna cry, and I'll never get through this. I'm sorry I wasn't there for you, but I am now. Hey, Sulley, I am baring my soul here. The least you can do is ''pay attention''!\\
''(Throws snowball; it hits Randall, making him visible enough for Sulley punch him in the face)''\\
'''Mike:''' Hey look, it's Randall- ''ohhhhhh...'''
* A variation in ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''; Rodney plays the part of BigDamnHeroes, but starts by apologising profusely for his earlier behaviour. Rita suggests they talk about this ''after'' he's rescued her.

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'''Mike''': '''Mike:''' I-I-I know, kid. He-he's too sensitive.\\
'''Mike''': [''Sulley (''Sulley is being strangled''] strangled'')\\
'''Mike:'''
Come on, pal. If you start crying, I'm gonna cry, and I'll never get through this. I'm sorry I wasn't there for you, but I am now. Hey, Sulley, I am baring my soul here. The least you can do is ''pay attention''!\\
''(Throws (''throws snowball; it hits Randall, making him visible enough for Sulley punch him in the face)''\\
face'')\\
'''Mike:''' Hey look, it's Randall- Randall-- ''ohhhhhh...'''
''
* A variation in ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''; Rodney plays the part of BigDamnHeroes, but starts by apologising profusely for his earlier behaviour.behavior. Rita suggests they talk about this ''after'' he's rescued her.



** The Ninth Doctor and Rose in the first episode of the new series, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]]. The Doctor is being attacked by a plastic hand. Rose continues talking to him while she's in the kitchen, and even when she walks into the room she initially thinks he's mucking about.
** There's the time in [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride "The Runaway Bride"]] when the Tenth Doctor is listening at a door and talking [[MotorMouth at]] Donna and completely fails to notice the fact that she's been kidnapped by {{mook}}s for about half a minute. Amusingly, he notices mid-sentence, commenting as he turns around "and you have never been so quiet."
** When the Eleventh Doctor and River Song are [[BackToBackBadasses back-to-back]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day of the Moon"]], Amy delivers this gem:

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** The Ninth Doctor and Rose in the first episode of the new series, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]]."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose Rose]]". The Doctor is being attacked by a plastic hand. Rose continues talking to him while she's in the kitchen, and even when she walks into the room she initially thinks he's mucking about.
** There's the time in [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The Runaway Bride"]] Bride]]" when the Tenth Doctor is listening at a door and talking [[MotorMouth at]] Donna and completely fails to notice the fact that she's been kidnapped by {{mook}}s for about half a minute. Amusingly, he notices mid-sentence, commenting as he turns around "and you have never been so quiet."
** When the Eleventh Doctor and River Song are [[BackToBackBadasses back-to-back]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon Day of the Moon"]], Moon]]", Amy delivers this gem:
23rd Mar '16 6:04:46 AM StFan
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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/GuestStrips.html In a filler strip]], Belkar (while floating inside a [[BlobMonster Gelatinous Cube]]) to Roy and Haley.

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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/GuestStrips.html com/Images/fanart/ootsfill1.gif In a filler strip]], Belkar (while floating inside a [[BlobMonster Gelatinous Cube]]) to Roy and Haley.
13th Oct '15 4:48:31 AM ngh93
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-->'''Sulley''': [is fighting the invisible Randall when he is hit with a snowball] Mike?\\

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-->'''Sulley''': [is [''is fighting the invisible Randall when he is hit with a snowball] snowball''] Mike?\\
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