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10th May '17 12:59:04 AM CountDorku
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* For a villainous example, ComicBook/DoctorDoom, in at least some portrayals (Doom has been written by ''everyone'' at one point or another, and [[DependingOnTheWriter all of them have different opinions on him]]). He wants to TakeOverTheWorld. Well, fine, so do a lot of villains. However, the NobleDemon interpretation of Doom wants to TakeOverTheWorld ''without'' going against his principles, which aren't ''exactly'' heroic but do have positive aspects: always repay a debt; always keep [[ExactWords the letter of your word]] (some versions also value the spirit); [[VillainousValour never exhibit cowardice]] (to the point of giving enemies weakened by another's actions time to recover); [[{{Determinator}} never back down]]; [[{{Revenge}} never accept an insult]]; [[{{Pride}} never humble yourself before another]]; [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething protect the people under your rule]]. The NobleDemon version of Doom will never explicitly break these, although he doesn't seem to mind bending them a bit (for example, when put in Spider-Man's debt, he "repays" it by ''not'' killing Spidey for insulting him thirty seconds later).
9th Apr '17 5:43:22 PM nombretomado
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* All the saints in ''SaintSeiya'' had a bit of this, but Shun by virtue of his pacifist ideology would go to the point of nearly becoming a MartyrWithoutACause on several occasions. However, he twice managed to bring about a MookFaceTurn by sheer conviction and kindness, at other times he did kill when forced to, and at times he had to be bailed out by his older brother for his pacifism. At one point he [[spoiler:held Hades, in DemonicPossession of his body, immobile thanks to the strength of his wish that his body not be used to harm others, allowing his brother a chance to kill Hades]]. Surprisingly, the Aesop managed all outcomes of his behaviour in the series, never outright making him a fool for his ideals.

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* All the saints in ''SaintSeiya'' ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' had a bit of this, but Shun by virtue of his pacifist ideology would go to the point of nearly becoming a MartyrWithoutACause on several occasions. However, he twice managed to bring about a MookFaceTurn by sheer conviction and kindness, at other times he did kill when forced to, and at times he had to be bailed out by his older brother for his pacifism. At one point he [[spoiler:held Hades, in DemonicPossession of his body, immobile thanks to the strength of his wish that his body not be used to harm others, allowing his brother a chance to kill Hades]]. Surprisingly, the Aesop managed all outcomes of his behaviour in the series, never outright making him a fool for his ideals.
6th Apr '17 9:27:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''PlanescapeTorment'':

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6th Apr '17 10:47:56 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': This is the main factor in making the Starks the most sympathetic Great House, since in the beginning they are utterly wedded to love, honour, and justice. White and grey are even their House colours.

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This is the main factor in making the Starks the most sympathetic Great House, since in the beginning they are utterly wedded to love, honour, and justice. White and grey are even their House colours.colours.
** A Stark in all but name, Jon Snow won't hurt an innocent in cold blood. This blows his cover when the Wildlings force Jon to kill an old man to test his allegiance.
5th Apr '17 6:01:25 PM Shishkahuben
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--> '''Rorschach:''' ''Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armageddon.''
17th Mar '17 11:57:36 AM eowynjedi
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'''s Federation in general adheres to this trope, as do most of the main characters. Picard is probably the best example, and also provides the show's most direct reference to this philosophy when Q refers to human nobility as a weakness, to which Picard replies, "On the contrary, it is a strength."

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'''s ''Franchise/StarTrek''
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Federation in general adheres to this trope, as do most of the main characters. Picard is probably the best example, and also provides the show's most direct reference to this philosophy when Q refers to human nobility as a weakness, to which Picard replies, "On the contrary, it is a strength.""
** The Vulcans. In present times, they are tranquil scholars who go through elaborate mental disciplines to keep themselves from feeling emotion. Although they're too often written as [[StrawVulcan a bunch of sticks-in-the-mud who need to loosen up]], there are several episodes across the canon which demonstrate how ''necessary'' their emotional suppression and purgative meditation is. Spock has been known to crumple steel with one fist and Tuvok once gave a psychic anger junkie ''way'' more than he ever bargained for when he demanded to see what was under that stoicism. Even ''Enterprise'', which was widely criticized for its {{Straw Vulcan}}s, showed a subset of emotion-embracing Vulcans as dangerously misguided. It's noted that their history is even worse than humanity's, and when you think of some of the things humans have done to each other over the century, it's easy to see why Vulcans go to such lengths to keep it from happening again.
15th Mar '17 6:19:54 PM nombretomado
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* MSFHighForum: Israfel, due to his code of honor. This is on purpose, to make up for an attempt to become the Ubermensch.

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* MSFHighForum: ''Roleplay/MSFHighForum'': Israfel, due to his code of honor. This is on purpose, to make up for an attempt to become the Ubermensch.
1st Mar '17 9:14:39 PM LadyNorbert
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* Victoria, in ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'', is much more this trope than her counterpart Mahanon. She's the AllLovingHero who wants what's best for everyone and tends to give people second chances they don't necessarily deserve.
28th Feb '17 8:00:42 AM WillBGood
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* ''Literature/TheWarGods'': Wencit of Rum, the last white wizard from ''Literature/Oath of Swords'' (and sequels) is forced to recruit all sorts of unlikely characters to take out the henchmen of the evil wizards he fights, because he won't use wizardry against non-wizards. He took a vow where his magic may only be used in self defense or against dark wizards only when they've been read the equivalent of Miranda Rights asking them to desist in the use of Dark Magic. ''The Oath is sworn to a thousand year dead empire with him as the only survivor, and he's still trying to enforce their law''.

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* ''Literature/TheWarGods'': Wencit of Rum, the last white wizard from ''Literature/Oath of Swords'' ''Literature/OathOfSwords'' (and sequels) is forced to recruit all sorts of unlikely characters to take out the henchmen of the evil wizards he fights, because he won't use wizardry against non-wizards. He took a vow where his magic may only be used in self defense or against dark wizards only when they've been read the equivalent of Miranda Rights asking them to desist in the use of Dark Magic. ''The Oath is sworn to a thousand year dead empire with him as the only survivor, and he's still trying to enforce their law''.
23rd Feb '17 7:42:01 PM Discar
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* Dalinar Kholin of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''' is this, he has dedicated himself to following the ancient Codes of War which have been forgotten for centuries, and [[spoiler: ends up giving up his CoolSword to a rival that tried to get him killed to save the slaves responsible for making sure he didn't get killed]] because he [[IGaveMyWord promised]] them he'd free them and it was the only thing his rival would accept in trade. This makes a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming taken so far it also qualifies as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Dalinar Kholin of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''' is this, he Kholin. He has dedicated himself to following the ancient Codes of War which have been forgotten for centuries, and [[spoiler: ends up giving up his CoolSword to a rival that tried to get him killed to save the slaves responsible for making sure he didn't get killed]] because he [[IGaveMyWord promised]] them he'd free them and it was the only thing his rival would accept in trade. This makes a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming taken so far it also qualifies as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
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