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11th Jun '17 8:18:03 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''[[XenaWarriorPrincess Xena: WP]]'' episode "Old Ares Has a Farm", Gabrielle refers to a previous episode where Ares (in an OOC moment) saved her life. Ares, determined to maintain his villainous street cred, partly subverts this trope:

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* In the ''[[XenaWarriorPrincess ''[[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena: WP]]'' episode "Old Ares Has a Farm", Gabrielle refers to a previous episode where Ares (in an OOC moment) saved her life. Ares, determined to maintain his villainous street cred, partly subverts this trope:
11th May '17 11:55:27 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', Miranda genuinely believes the ideals of the Spirit Court, so she's often surprised and slightly embarrassed when people behave as if she's done something extraordinary when she upholds them.
1st May '17 4:51:17 PM Chariset
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** [[TheStoic Miles Edgeworth]], Phoenix's best friend and rival, tends to do this as well, brushing off praise or gratitude with "I was only doing my job."
16th Apr '17 3:05:11 PM nombretomado
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* In William King's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} novel ''SpaceWolf'', after Ragnar comes to Kjel's aid when two other aspirants are beating himm, Kjel thanks him, and Ragnar dismisses it, "Think nothing of it. You'd do the same for me." Later, during their punishment, climbing a mountain, Ragnar starts to slip, and Kjel [[TakeMyHand helps him]], and then dismisses his gratitude with the comment he should thank him when they actually finished.

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* In William King's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} novel ''SpaceWolf'', ''Literature/SpaceWolf'', after Ragnar comes to Kjel's aid when two other aspirants are beating himm, Kjel thanks him, and Ragnar dismisses it, "Think nothing of it. You'd do the same for me." Later, during their punishment, climbing a mountain, Ragnar starts to slip, and Kjel [[TakeMyHand helps him]], and then dismisses his gratitude with the comment he should thank him when they actually finished.
4th Apr '17 4:17:24 PM Doug86
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* In the ''MaiHime'' prequel story, "Natsuki's Prelude", Natsuki, while investigating the school at night, encounters Akane, who is retrieving her notes. Natsuki agrees to help Akane, largely to get her out of the way, rejecting Akane's suggestion that she's imposing on her.

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* In the ''MaiHime'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' prequel story, "Natsuki's Prelude", Natsuki, while investigating the school at night, encounters Akane, who is retrieving her notes. Natsuki agrees to help Akane, largely to get her out of the way, rejecting Akane's suggestion that she's imposing on her.
29th Mar '17 5:11:51 PM Ares101
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* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'s introduction in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' had him say the "It was nothing, really" variant when complimented. It's worth pointing out that the person complimenting him is ''Batman'', and the reason for said compliment was that Cap took down the Parasite in seconds when several other heroes failed to slow the villain down. Elongated Man even points out that Cap was blushing at the praise and tells Cap not to be so modest.
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.
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