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13th Aug '17 7:53:11 PM Lanes17B
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** In ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', Mystique throws herself in front of a dart containing the mutant "cure" that's fired at her lover Magneto. Despite this selfless act, Magneto abandons her because the dart has turned Mystique into an ordinary human.

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** In ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', Mystique throws herself in front of a dart containing the mutant "cure" that's fired at her lover Magneto. Despite this selfless act, [[UngratefulBastard Magneto abandons her because the dart has turned Mystique into an ordinary human.]]
4th Aug '17 4:49:45 PM jormis29
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* ''Murder at 1600'' has this happen at the end of the film, with a disgraced Secret Service agent protecting the President from his ''National Security Advisor''. It was a weird movie.

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* ''Murder at 1600'' ''Film/MurderAt1600'' has this happen at the end of the film, with a disgraced Secret Service agent protecting the President from his ''National Security Advisor''. It was a weird movie.
4th Aug '17 2:03:00 PM GrammarNavi
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** Done again in ''VideoGame/AceCombatZero:'' PJ blocks a laser beam intended for Cypher in the final level. May or may not also count as a HeroicSacrifice; whether or not he survived is actually [[BrokenBase a matter of debate among the fans.]]

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** Done again in ''VideoGame/AceCombatZero:'' ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar:'' PJ blocks a laser beam intended for Cypher in the final level. May or may not also count as a HeroicSacrifice; whether or not he survived is actually [[BrokenBase a matter of debate among the fans.]]
1st Aug '17 4:29:10 PM SAMAS
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** Defensive support in the ''Super Robot Wars'' series. [[TheGenericGuy Russel Bergman]] from the OriginalGeneration games has this as his specialty.

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** Defensive support in the ''Super Robot Wars'' series.series, in which a character with the ability has the option of jumping in the way of an attack aimed at an adjacent ally, they took less damage overall, and used a shield if they had it. [[TheGenericGuy Russel Bergman]] from the OriginalGeneration games has this as his specialty.
26th Jul '17 5:28:26 AM tropower
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', a boulder is hurled towards King [[Disney/MickeyMouse Mickey]] and Disney/{{Goofy}} pushes him out of the way, taking the full force of the giant rock. Feeling sad and full of angry vengeance, Sora, [[Disney/DonaldDuck Donald]], and the King run forward, battling through hordes of Heartless only to find that [[SubvertedTrope Goofy was only knocked out the whole time.]][[note]]Which is, of course, a given since Goofy is, you know, a cartoon character (created in the west for comedy productions).[[/note]]

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', a boulder is hurled towards King [[Disney/MickeyMouse [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse Mickey]] and Disney/{{Goofy}} WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} pushes him out of the way, taking the full force of the giant rock. Feeling sad and full of angry vengeance, Sora, [[Disney/DonaldDuck [[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck Donald]], and the King run forward, battling through hordes of Heartless only to find that [[SubvertedTrope Goofy was only knocked out the whole time.]][[note]]Which is, of course, a given since Goofy is, you know, a cartoon character (created in the west for comedy productions).[[/note]]
26th Jul '17 5:27:12 AM tropower
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', a boulder is hurled towards King Mickey and Goofy pushes him out of the way, taking the full force of the giant rock. Feeling sad and full of angry vengeance, Sora, Donald, and the King run forward, battling through hordes of Heartless only to find that [[SubvertedTrope Goofy was only knocked out the whole time.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', a boulder is hurled towards King Mickey [[Disney/MickeyMouse Mickey]] and Goofy Disney/{{Goofy}} pushes him out of the way, taking the full force of the giant rock. Feeling sad and full of angry vengeance, Sora, Donald, [[Disney/DonaldDuck Donald]], and the King run forward, battling through hordes of Heartless only to find that [[SubvertedTrope Goofy was only knocked out the whole time.]]]][[note]]Which is, of course, a given since Goofy is, you know, a cartoon character (created in the west for comedy productions).[[/note]]
13th Jun '17 3:16:51 AM Fuyumoto
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** Kingyo-hime can summon a goldfish that functions the same way, with the added bonus of automatically shooting water missiles at a random enemy.
2nd Jun '17 1:38:26 PM DrOO7
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** In the episode "Seek", Dex the bomb-sniffing dog does this for Gibbs, simultaneously [[AndThisIsFor avenging his handler]] who was murdered in the opening sequence. [[spoiler: he has a much better outcome than Kate, recovering from his injuries]].
26th May '17 5:27:32 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'' has two examples. First, Jarod's friend jumps in the way of the Black Knight's sword, prompting Micaiah to tell the Black Knight to let Jarod escape and bury his friend. Later, if this is not the first play-through, Micaiah has the option of jumping in front of the knife meant for King Pelleas -- a rare case of TakingTheBullet for someone who actually ''wants'' the bullet.

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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'' has two examples. First, Jarod's friend jumps in the way of the Black Knight's sword, prompting Micaiah to tell the Black Knight to let Jarod escape and bury his friend. Later, if this is not the first play-through, Micaiah has the option of jumping in front of the knife meant for King Pelleas -- a rare case of TakingTheBullet for someone who actually ''wants'' the bullet.



** A flashback to the Avatar's kidnapping as a child shows that his/her [[spoiler: adopted]] father Sumeragi took a volley of arrows to the body to protect him/her.
** In both the ''Birthright'' and ''Conquest'' routes, [[spoiler: Lilith]] takes a strike meant for the Avatar that kills her.

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** *** A flashback to the Avatar's kidnapping as a child shows that his/her [[spoiler: adopted]] father Sumeragi took a volley of arrows to the body to protect him/her.
** *** In both the ''Birthright'' and ''Conquest'' routes, [[spoiler: Lilith]] takes a strike meant for the Avatar that kills her.



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''
** In ''VideoGame/Persona4'' party members with [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 high-enough Social Link rankings]] will do this for you. This comes to play in the True Ending's boss, where each party member knocks you out of the way to take [[spoiler:Izanami]]'s lethal attacks in your place. A very amusing version happens if Kanji is on your team. In true Kanji style, he [[spoiler: Leaps into the air, kicks the MC IN THE HEAD, and takes the blow for you. Fortunately this doesn't cause you any damage even though you would think it should.]]
* In the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', [[spoiler: Shinjiro takes a bullet meant for Ken as an apology for having caused his mother's death]], and later, [[spoiler: Junpei takes a bullet for Chidori.]] As a result, [[spoiler: Shinjiro dies, but Junpei survives when Chidori sacrifices herself to heal him.]] ''Persona 3 Portable'' will also have party members take a hit that kill you, a la ''Persona 4''[='=]s combat system.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': At Rank 9 of their LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Confidant sub-plots, non-Protagonist party members gain the ability to tank one lethal hit for the Protagonist per battle.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''
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** In ''VideoGame/Persona4'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'', party members with [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 high-enough Social Link rankings]] will do this for you. This comes to play in the True Ending's boss, final boss fight, where each party member knocks you out of the way to take [[spoiler:Izanami]]'s lethal attacks in your place. A very amusing version happens if Kanji is on your team. In true Kanji style, he [[spoiler: Leaps leaps into the air, kicks the MC you IN THE HEAD, and takes the blow for you. Fortunately this doesn't cause you any damage even though you would think it should.]]
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In the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona3'', [[spoiler: Shinjiro takes a bullet meant for Ken as an apology for having caused his mother's death]], and later, [[spoiler: Junpei takes a bullet for Chidori.]] Chidori]]. As a result, [[spoiler: Shinjiro dies, dies (unless you've maxed his Link in ''Portable''), but Junpei survives when Chidori sacrifices herself to heal him.]] him]]. ''Persona 3 Portable'' will also have party members take a fatal hit that kill for you, a la ''Persona 4''[='=]s combat system.
* ** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': At Rank 9 of their LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Confidant sub-plots, non-Protagonist party members gain the ability to tank one lethal hit for the Protagonist per battle.
20th May '17 9:06:44 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', in the episode "Society Of The Blind Eye", Old Man McGuckett jumps in front of Dipper to protect him from getting his memories erased by the [[MemoryWipingCrew Society of the Blind Eye.]] Since McGuckett's already nuts from [[spoiler:having his memories erased so many times, nothing happens to him.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', in the episode "Society Of The Blind Eye", Old Man McGuckett [=McGucket=] jumps in front of Dipper to protect him from getting his memories erased by the [[MemoryWipingCrew Society of the Blind Eye.]] Since McGuckett's [=McGucket=]'s already nuts from [[spoiler:having his memories erased so many times, nothing happens to him.]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' had an episode where Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat almost got impaled by a variety of sharp objects, but [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack the indestructible duck]] jumped in front to save them. [[UngratefulBastard Mr. Cat responded by calling Quack Quack a show-off.]]
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