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25th Nov '17 9:04:46 AM Dragon101
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** Caleb the Healer in ''Literature/DarthBane'' was willing to help heal soldiers on either side of the Jedi-Sith War,but refuses to help either the Sith Lords OR the Jedi as he blames both of them for the fighting...even though the Jedi are benevolent peacekeepers reacting to the Siths OPEN attempt at intergalactic domination, and while neither side has clean hands the latter is still far more blatantly bloodthirsty and power hungry than the former and far more prone to committing atrocities. He may be a {{Downplayed}} trope somewhat since the Jedi and Sith war has certain particular "quirks" about it - some Jedi are self-styled Lords who rule planets and lead armies, the leader of the Sith is himself a former Jedi, the war was but the latest in a century of violent conflicts- but these aren't really brought up in story and the Sith are still clearly the villains and pretty open about their evil intentions either way. His daughter is arguably just as bad as she tried to find and kill Bane as she (semi-wrongly) blames him for [[spoiler: killing Caleb]] but also has little regard for the Jedi Order, and thinks that she is just as qualified or deserving as anyone else to bringing Bane to justice, in the end [[spoiler: just getting a ton of her own people and herself killed at the hands of the most dangerous and evil people in the galaxy, achieving little other than seriously annoying the two surviving Sith]].
21st Nov '17 9:12:32 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Grand Cleric Elthina of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is a strange case in that she is portrayed quite sympathetically. It is her express job to control the templars, who at this point are out of control and openly abusing their power, and yet such is her desire to maintain the status quo (believing, almost literally, that StatusQuoIsGod) that she does ''nothing'' about it, other than some vague talk about making a "compromise", would ever really explaining or specifying what exactly that would entail, making her leadership come across as HeadInTheSandManagement. The consequences of her decisions--or rather lack thereof--are not pretty.

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* Grand Cleric Elthina of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is a strange case in that she is portrayed quite sympathetically. It is her express job to control the templars, who at this point are out of control and openly abusing their power, and yet such is her desire to maintain the status quo (believing, almost literally, that StatusQuoIsGod) that she does ''nothing'' about it, other than making some vague talk talks about making reaching a "compromise", would without ever really explaining or specifying what exactly that would entail, making her leadership come across as HeadInTheSandManagement. The consequences of her decisions--or rather lack thereof--are not pretty.
21st Nov '17 9:11:58 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Grand Cleric Elthina of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is a strange case in that she is portrayed quite sympathetically. It is her express job to control the templars, who at this point are out of control and openly abusing their power, and yet such is her desire to maintain the status quo (believing, almost literally, that StatusQuoIsGod) that she does ''nothing'' about it. The consequences of her decisions--or rather lack thereof--are not pretty.

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* Grand Cleric Elthina of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is a strange case in that she is portrayed quite sympathetically. It is her express job to control the templars, who at this point are out of control and openly abusing their power, and yet such is her desire to maintain the status quo (believing, almost literally, that StatusQuoIsGod) that she does ''nothing'' about it.it, other than some vague talk about making a "compromise", would ever really explaining or specifying what exactly that would entail, making her leadership come across as HeadInTheSandManagement. The consequences of her decisions--or rather lack thereof--are not pretty.
13th Oct '17 6:26:20 PM BattleMaster
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': This is what convinces the Jedi Council once and for all that Chancellor Palpatine isn't all he seems to be. After Count Dooku is slain and General Grievous is chased back to the Outer Rim after nearly capturing Coruscant, it would make sense to let the Separatists realize they have been beaten and wait for their surrender; but Palpatine insists on pursuing the Separatists to the Rim, apparently to keep the conflict going by provoking the Separatists into fighting back. This causes Mace Windu to suspect that Palpatine is [[RunningBothSides secretly manipulating every facet of the Clone Wars]] - which, of course, he is.
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17th Sep '17 3:13:20 AM Doug86
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* OlderThanPrint: Early on in Dante's ''Literature/DivineComedy'', he meets the Uncommitted, who refused to choose good or evil in life, and as a punishment are forced to eternally chase after a banner while being stung by wasps.

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* OlderThanPrint: Early on in Dante's ''Literature/DivineComedy'', ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', he meets the Uncommitted, who refused to choose good or evil in life, and as a punishment are forced to eternally chase after a banner while being stung by wasps.
23rd Aug '17 11:03:33 AM CosmicFerret
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** {{Garfield}}, too, tried to make up for being a {{Jerkass}} in December by doing really phony "good" things, such as kissing Jon. When Jon admonished him for waiting until the last minute to reform so that Santa would bring presents instead of being good ''all year'', Garfield thought that was unfair: he's doing his best, dammit!

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** {{Garfield}}, ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}, too, tried to make up for being a {{Jerkass}} in December by doing really phony "good" things, such as kissing Jon. When Jon admonished him for waiting until the last minute to reform so that Santa would bring presents instead of being good ''all year'', Garfield thought that was unfair: he's doing his best, dammit!
25th May '17 10:49:38 AM infernape612
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* Invoked and justified by King Dheginsea of Goldoa in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''. Many centuries ago, he formed a covenant with the goddess Ashera to prevent the continent of Tellius from descending into war, lest she pass judgement on humanity. To this end, he maintains a policy of absolute isolationism, refusing to get involved in other countries affairs even when megalomaniacal lunatics attempt to conquer the world. That way, he can claim that Tellius is not at war because Goldoa is neutral.
22nd Apr '17 8:52:28 PM nombretomado
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* This sometimes pops up in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' with non-players who refuse to attack ''anyone'' under any circumstances (at least one person has died because they refused to defend themselves).
* Arguably the staff at [[WhateleyUniverse Whateley Academy]] are bordering on this. While their desire to provide a safe haven for the superpowered children of both heroes and villains is understandable, their execution of their policy leaves much to be desired-- turning a blind eye to some of the criminal and even outright vicious behavior of many "ethically alternative" students, hiring staff of criminal and even murderous backgrounds, welcoming an EldritchAbomination prophesied to destroy all humanity as a student.....

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* This sometimes pops up in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' with non-players who refuse to attack ''anyone'' under any circumstances (at least one person has died because they refused to defend themselves).
* Arguably the staff at [[WhateleyUniverse [[Literature/WhateleyUniverse Whateley Academy]] are bordering on this. While their desire to provide a safe haven for the superpowered children of both heroes and villains is understandable, their execution of their policy leaves much to be desired-- turning a blind eye to some of the criminal and even outright vicious behavior of many "ethically alternative" students, hiring staff of criminal and even murderous backgrounds, welcoming an EldritchAbomination prophesied to destroy all humanity as a student.....
8th Jan '17 11:18:19 AM nombretomado
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* In ''StarWarsLegacy'' the Fel Empire would count if you don't consider them really evil. Though the new Empire has good intentions, they though it was a good idea to side with the ObviouslyEvil Sith who have a long history of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, and were responsible for the death of billions and don't mind killing billions more to achieve their goals, one of them is backstabbing the Empire.

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* In ''StarWarsLegacy'' ''ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'' the Fel Empire would count if you don't consider them really evil. Though the new Empire has good intentions, they though it was a good idea to side with the ObviouslyEvil Sith who have a long history of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, and were responsible for the death of billions and don't mind killing billions more to achieve their goals, one of them is backstabbing the Empire.
17th Dec '16 8:20:43 PM mystery_kcad
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* Red Mage of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' has this attitude, at first, to the point of refusing to use a spell that would change his alignment even to save his own life.

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* Red Mage of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' has this attitude, attitude at first, to the point of refusing to use a spell that would change his alignment even to save his own life.
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