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14th Nov '16 2:38:19 PM margdean56
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** Cain is savvy enough to realize from the very start that being regarded as a hero will endanger his life greatly. Unfortunately, hours after his first assignment, his only options were either pretend to be a hero or admit that he was fleeing from a battlefield. Then a snowball effect took it to the point that even Space Marines think that his caliber of the hero that absolutely shall [[spoiler: board the space hulk along the Terminator Squad.]] His attempts to downplay his heroics is genuine self preservation.

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** Cain is savvy enough to realize from the very start that being regarded as a hero will endanger his life greatly. Unfortunately, hours after his first assignment, his only options were either pretend to be a hero or admit that he was fleeing from a battlefield. Then a snowball effect took it to the point that even Space Marines think that his caliber of the hero that absolutely shall [[spoiler: board the space hulk along with the Terminator Squad.]] His attempts to downplay his heroics is are genuine self preservation.



* In ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Brisingr]]'', Angela the herbalist tells Roran this after he thanks her for healing the injuries on his back from whipping. She then changes her mind and says "Or rather, thank something of it, but do not consider it overly important. Besides, it amuses me to have tended injuries on both your back and Eragon's."

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* In ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Brisingr]]'', Angela the herbalist tells Roran this after he thanks her for healing the injuries on his back from whipping. She then changes her mind and says "Or rather, thank think something of it, but do not consider it overly important. Besides, it amuses me to have tended injuries on both your back and Eragon's."



* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' ''Gaudy Night'', after Harriet has defended LordPeterWimsey's detecting -- even if he does it for fun, he does do it, and many people have reason to thank him -- and another woman brings up AFriendInNeed who had helped with her drains for nothing because he liked working with them. Earlier, Harriet had dismissed Miss Cattermole's statement that now she needed to be grateful to Harriet, telling her she had been pursuing an end of her own.

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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' ''Gaudy Night'', after Harriet has defended LordPeterWimsey's detecting -- even if he does it for fun, he does do it, and many people have reason to thank him -- and another woman brings up AFriendInNeed who had helped with her drains for nothing because he liked working with them. Earlier, Harriet had dismissed Miss Cattermole's statement that now she needed to be grateful to Harriet, telling her she had been pursuing an end of her own.



* In Creator/RickRiordan's ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' book ''The Mark of Athena'', Tiberinus notes where Romulus and Remus washed ashore, Rhea cooes how nice it was of him to flood for them, and he says it was nothing.

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* In Creator/RickRiordan's ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' book ''The Mark of Athena'', Tiberinus notes where Romulus and Remus washed ashore, Rhea cooes coos how nice it was of him to flood for them, and he says it was nothing.
14th Nov '16 2:25:25 PM margdean56
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* The rescued had, by previous actions, put the rescuer deeply in his debt. Gratitude for something which isn't even reciporal return is embarrassing.

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* The rescued had, by previous actions, put the rescuer deeply in his debt. Gratitude for something which isn't even reciporal reciprocal return is embarrassing.



* His motives were more self-interested than the rescued person seems to think. Will often state such motives. TheCape will often be honest for this, or GoodIsNotNice.

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* His motives were more self-interested than the rescued person seems to think. Will often state such motives. TheCape will often be honest for about this, or GoodIsNotNice.
10th Nov '16 5:33:35 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Phoenix Exultant]]'', when [[spoiler:Temer Lacemodian]] goes into exile by talking Phaethon, Phaethon thanks him, and he says he did what his duty called for, (Besides, this will let him watch the ship fly, and he's ''fascinated'' with that ship.)

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Phoenix Exultant]]'', when [[spoiler:Temer Lacemodian]] goes into exile by talking Phaethon, Phaethon thanks him, and he says he did what his duty called for, (Besides, this will let him watch the ship fly, and he's ''fascinated'' with that ship.)
7th Nov '16 3:34:52 PM LentilSandEater
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*** It's worth to note that if V hadn't been running on temporarily borrowed Epic level magic, and V's debt to the hellish fiends had not been growing for every second V kept it, V would most likely have responded smugly and content to the praise. But with V's nerves in a tangle, demons whispering in V's ear and V's personal pride on the line, it wasn't easy for him to keep V's temper in check for something as ''trivial'' as a fleet of {{NPC}}s.
29th Oct '16 2:53:22 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheHairBearBunch'' episode "I'll Zoo You Later," the zoo superintendent fetes Peevly as a hero for not only corralling the runaway bears but also two bank robbers. Peevly tells him "all in a day's work."

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* In ''TheHairBearBunch'' ''WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch'' episode "I'll Zoo You Later," the zoo superintendent fetes Peevly as a hero for not only corralling the runaway bears but also two bank robbers. Peevly tells him "all in a day's work."
5th Oct '16 7:08:41 AM erforce
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' played it another way: the person who demurs the credit isn't the one who deserves it anyway. Though he did ''kinda'' help, a little.

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' played it another way: the person who demurs the credit isn't the one who deserves it anyway. Though he did ''kinda'' help, a little.
24th Sep '16 4:51:21 PM nombretomado
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* In CSLewis's ''Literature/TheFourLoves'', this is a mark of Friendship.

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* In CSLewis's Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheFourLoves'', this is a mark of Friendship.
27th Jul '16 6:23:32 PM nombretomado
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* CyranoDeBergerac: Hilariously (and heartbreakingly) deconstructed: At Act II Scenes III and IV, Cyrano does not claim the credit for the victory over one hundred thugs he performed last night before Ragueneau’s clientele. He even denies being the hero. Maybe his motives to do such a feat were egoist, but it seems that Cyrano honestly does not want others praising him. Then at act II scene VI, we see that Roxane, [[LoveInterests the only one whose opinion Cyrano really cares about]], [[TearJerker really thinks nothing of his feat]].

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* CyranoDeBergerac: ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': Hilariously (and heartbreakingly) deconstructed: At Act II Scenes III and IV, Cyrano does not claim the credit for the victory over one hundred thugs he performed last night before Ragueneau’s clientele. He even denies being the hero. Maybe his motives to do such a feat were egoist, but it seems that Cyrano honestly does not want others praising him. Then at act II scene VI, we see that Roxane, [[LoveInterests the only one whose opinion Cyrano really cares about]], [[TearJerker really thinks nothing of his feat]].
12th Jul '16 9:43:28 AM GrigorII
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* He achieved his heroic feat [[AccidentalHero completely by accident]], or with a darker intention in mind. He is not really the hero everyone thinks he is.
1st Jul '16 7:22:27 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'', Shogun responds with "I'm not as great as you make me out to be" when his heroism is complimented. Shogun isn't being modest, here; [[GoodIsNotNice he's telling the truth]].

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* In ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'', ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'', Shogun responds with "I'm not as great as you make me out to be" when his heroism is complimented. Shogun isn't being modest, here; [[GoodIsNotNice he's telling the truth]].
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