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2nd Mar '17 3:32:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** In Soul Purpose", Angel has a dream in which Spike saves the world, and does this as HeroicSelfDeprecation. In ironic contrast the same episode shows the real Spike is more likely to [[GoodIsNotNice give women he saves a lecture]] on [[BrokenHeel not wearing high heels]] in a dark alley.

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** In "[[{{Recap/AngelS05E10SoulPurpose}} Soul Purpose", Purpose]]", Angel has a dream in which Spike saves the world, and does this as HeroicSelfDeprecation. In ironic contrast the same episode shows the real Spike is more likely to [[GoodIsNotNice give women he saves a lecture]] on [[BrokenHeel not wearing high heels]] in a dark alley.



* In the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' episode "Bread and Circuses" Bones gives Spock a GrudgingThankYou and receives the equivalent of a ThinkNothingOfIt in return.

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* In the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' episode "Bread " [[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E25BreadAndCircuses}} Bread and Circuses" Circuses]]" Bones gives Spock a GrudgingThankYou and receives the equivalent of a ThinkNothingOfIt in return.



* Captain Archer of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' tends to avoid receiving praise for his accomplishments and heroics, though part of this is because [[IDidWhatIHadToDo he's done things that he really doesn't consider praiseworthy]]. A more positive example of this attitude comes in "These Are the Voyages," in which Archer has to prepare a speech for the founding of TheFederation. His bridge officers speculate that he'll do everything possible to avoid taking credit for his role, even though he was absolutely crucial in it. A moment later, he walks onto the bridge, grumbling that no matter how he words his speech, it sounds like he's trying to take credit for everything.

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* Captain Archer of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' tends to avoid receiving praise for his accomplishments and heroics, though part of this is because [[IDidWhatIHadToDo he's done things that he really doesn't consider praiseworthy]]. A more positive example of this attitude comes in [[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E22TheseAreTheVoyages "These Are the Voyages," Voyages..."]], in which Archer has to prepare a speech for the founding of TheFederation. His bridge officers speculate that he'll do everything possible to avoid taking credit for his role, even though he was absolutely crucial in it. A moment later, he walks onto the bridge, grumbling that no matter how he words his speech, it sounds like he's trying to take credit for everything.



** Combined with StealthInsult when the Doctor finds he's inadvertently saved Hitler's life. "Believe me, it was an accident."

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** Combined with StealthInsult in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler Let's Kill Hitler]]" when the Doctor finds he's inadvertently saved Hitler's life. "Believe me, it was an accident."



** Spike saves Buffy's life in "Once More With Feeling". Buffy runs after him, so Spike says she doesn't have to say anything. As they're in a MusicalEpisode, she sings it instead. Followed by a BigDamnKiss.

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** Spike saves Buffy's life in "Once More "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E7OnceMoreWithFeeling}} Once More, With Feeling".Feeling]] ". Buffy runs after him, so Spike says she doesn't have to say anything. As they're in a MusicalEpisode, she sings it instead. Followed by a BigDamnKiss.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': In "Raising the Bar", Creator/JamesCameron doesn't take credit for the eponymous act. "James Cameron doesn't do what James Cameron does for James Cameron. James Cameron does what James Cameron does because James Cameron is James Cameron."
* ''ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'': In one episode, when Penelope [[SaveTheVillain saved the Hooded Claw]], she brought up the trope and told him not to think of it. He said he wouldn't and then [[UngratefulBastard abducted her again]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': In "Raising "[[Recap/SouthParkS16E9RaisingTheBar Raising the Bar", Bar]]", Creator/JamesCameron doesn't take credit for the eponymous act. "James Cameron doesn't do what James Cameron does for James Cameron. James Cameron does what James Cameron does because James Cameron is James Cameron."
* ''ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'': ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'': In one episode, when Penelope [[SaveTheVillain saved the Hooded Claw]], she brought up the trope and told him not to think of it. He said he wouldn't and then [[UngratefulBastard abducted her again]].
11th Jan '17 7:40:09 PM nombretomado
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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 -- 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 Literature/LordPeterWimsey's detecting -- even if he does it for fun, he does do it, and many people have reason to thank him -- 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.
23rd Dec '16 6:32:07 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* Mr. Mighty of ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', trying to get to work, has to go through this [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=77262 over]] and [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=77921 over]] and [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=78476 over]] ...

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* Mr. Mighty of ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', trying to get to work, has to go through this [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=77262 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1891138/traditions-kept/ over]] and [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=77921 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1891137/tastes-like-heroism/ over]] and [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=78476 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1891142/mighty-annoyed/ over]] ...
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.
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