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2nd Nov '16 5:40:27 PM DarkHunter
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* Happens sometimes in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', usually when a challenge fight is being fought, or when somebody desperately wants a rematch. Also interesting is the dynamics of helping and refusing help between Kenichi and Miu: Kenichi is very chivalrous and wants to [[DeclarationOfProtection become strong enough to protect Miu]], and sometimes even tries to interfere when she is about to start fighting, but Miu is more skillful fighter than Kenichi (''always'' beating him in sparring matches), and ''she'' is very willing to protect ''him'' when she thinks he is in danger. Kenichi, of course, often refuses such help from Miu, because "this is something a man must do himself".

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* Happens sometimes in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', usually when a challenge fight is being fought, or when somebody desperately wants a rematch. Also ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'':
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interesting example is the dynamics of helping and refusing help between Kenichi and Miu: Kenichi is very chivalrous and wants to [[DeclarationOfProtection become strong enough to protect Miu]], and sometimes even tries to interfere when she is about to start fighting, but Miu is more skillful fighter than Kenichi (''always'' beating him in sparring matches), and ''she'' is very willing to protect ''him'' when she thinks he is in danger. Kenichi, of course, often refuses such help from Miu, because "this is something a man must do himself".himself".
** The Masters will often hang out on the sidelines and watch, even when Kenichi is in serious danger, because they believe that a good Master stays out of his Disciple's fights. They will only intervene if Kenichi has zero chance of escaping the situation on his own.
25th Oct '16 5:49:29 PM SteveMB
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This is the logical extension of ItsPersonal, the cousin of LeaveHimToMe, and often stems from HonorBeforeReason. Also see IWorkAlone for denying help from the beginning. There's also LockedOutOfTheFight, where the hero ''does'' want help but circumstances contrive to prevent the helpers from helping. Compare ShooOutTheClowns. Contrast InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn, where the helpers can't be of any help even if they wanted to. See also WhatYouAreInTheDark. Also contrast FigureItOutYourself, where the bystanders ''could'' help, but don't, even if you ask, as well as ICantDoThisByMyself.

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This is the logical extension of ItsPersonal, the cousin of LeaveHimToMe, and LeaveHimToMe. It often stems from HonorBeforeReason. HonorBeforeReason, and may be invoked by TheAtoner who feels responsible for cleaning up his own mess without dragging anybody else into it. Also see IWorkAlone for denying refusing help from the beginning. There's also LockedOutOfTheFight, where the hero ''does'' want help but circumstances contrive to prevent the helpers from helping. Compare ShooOutTheClowns. Contrast InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn, where the helpers can't be of any help even if they wanted to. See also WhatYouAreInTheDark. Also contrast FigureItOutYourself, where the bystanders ''could'' help, but don't, even if you ask, as well as ICantDoThisByMyself.
10th Oct '16 7:09:35 PM Psyga315
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* Season 3 premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had this for Twilight, who must retrieve the Crystal Heart to save the empire. Subverted in the end, as [[spoiler: Twilight got trapped and had to get Spike to finish the quest instead]].

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* Season 3 premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had this for Twilight, who must retrieve the Crystal Heart to save the empire. Subverted in the end, as [[spoiler: Twilight got trapped and had to get Spike to finish the quest instead]]. She falls into this situation a few more times, such as retrieving her Element of Magic in an alternate universe or [[spoiler:taking on all the powers of the Princesses to take down Tirek]]. Ironically, the pony who told her to do this alone is the same pony who told her to learn the magic of Friendship.
9th Oct '16 11:49:57 PM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'': Asuka often says Shinji that he can't fix her issues: the only person who can solve it is her. What he can do, though, is standing by her side and supporting her while she tries to fix herself.
23rd Sep '16 6:47:17 AM Blazer
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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' played on this, with Hot Rod and Kup arriving in time to help Optimus Prime against Megatron, but Hot Rod's attempt to help actually made the situation worse.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' played on this, with Hot Rod and Kup arriving in time to help Optimus Prime against Megatron, but Hot Rod's attempt to help actually made the situation worse. A comic book released decades later pulled this trope as part of a ForWantOfANail idea. [[spoiler:Optimus handily kills Megatron.]]
9th Sep '16 3:05:48 AM eroock
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* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself:
** Scott vs. [[spoiler:the BonusBoss, Nega-Scott. Who turns out to be a pretty cool guy, so the drama wasn't necessary.]] Technically, Scott had to defeat all of the exes himself.
-->Roxy: "Give it up Ramona, this is a League Game!"\\
Ramona: "Meaning?"\\
Roxy: "Meaning that your precious Scott must defeat me with his own fists! [[BeatPanel ...]] [[DeletedScene Or possibly]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny his feet!]]"
** As the Exes grow more powerful, Scott needs a lot of help to deal with them- [[spoiler: The Vegan Police strip Todd of his powers, Ramona tells him Roxy's secret weakness, and the rest of Sex Bob-Omb help him take out the Katayanagi Twins. Scott actually ''dies'' when he tries to take on Gideon himself the first time, and it's only with Knives' help he defeats Gideon the last time.]]
** It seems that Scott needs help for every fight. Wallace assists in the first two by heckling/demoralizing Patel and setting up Lee's undoing (he even hands him the fatal skateboard).
** Sayd word for word at the end when Scott faces his evil self and his two female companion try to charge into battle with him.
23rd Aug '16 2:21:05 PM Willbyr
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* ''SamuraiDeeperKyo'' makes frequent use of this trope, to the point where the [[DysfunctionalFamily Shiseiten]], a group of [[BloodKnight fighters]], has a rule where no member may intervene in another member's fights. (Almost no one else in the series helps another in a one-on-one fight, but, yeah.) This leads to a scene where Akira, the youngest member, has to stand by and watch as the man who raised him in the group, Bontenmaru, is toyed with by [[EnfanteTerrible Tokito]].
* In ''{{Naruto}}'', Sasuke turns down Team Taka's offer to assist him in fighting Itachi.

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* ''SamuraiDeeperKyo'' ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' makes frequent use of this trope, to the point where the [[DysfunctionalFamily Shiseiten]], a group of [[BloodKnight fighters]], has a rule where no member may intervene in another member's fights. (Almost no one else in the series helps another in a one-on-one fight, but, yeah.) This leads to a scene where Akira, the youngest member, has to stand by and watch as the man who raised him in the group, Bontenmaru, is toyed with by [[EnfanteTerrible Tokito]].
* In ''{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Sasuke turns down Team Taka's offer to assist him in fighting Itachi.



* Appropriately, as {{Trigun}} is a [[SpaceWestern Stranded-On-A-Desert-Planet-For-Three-Generations Western]], Vash [[TheMagnificent the Stampede]] has been known to invoke this trope. For himself, he keeps trying to do things alone and keep everyone else out of the line of fire. More darkly, in the manga Vash ''is standing there watching'' for the horrible, gory, agonizing marathon battle that ends in Wolfwood [[spoiler: dying of overusing his [[HeroicRedRingOfDeath regeneration formula]].]] He does nothing. At all. Despite the incredibly high stakes and the fact that that's his best friend and the fight is clearly completely unfair as well as heartbreaking on several levels. This is apparently his rationale, although it's hard to be sure [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass why Vash]] [[RuleOfCool does anything]].

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* Appropriately, as {{Trigun}} ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' is a [[SpaceWestern Stranded-On-A-Desert-Planet-For-Three-Generations Western]], Vash [[TheMagnificent the Stampede]] has been known to invoke this trope. For himself, he keeps trying to do things alone and keep everyone else out of the line of fire. More darkly, in the manga Vash ''is standing there watching'' for the horrible, gory, agonizing marathon battle that ends in Wolfwood [[spoiler: dying of overusing his [[HeroicRedRingOfDeath regeneration formula]].]] He does nothing. At all. Despite the incredibly high stakes and the fact that that's his best friend and the fight is clearly completely unfair as well as heartbreaking on several levels. This is apparently his rationale, although it's hard to be sure [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass why Vash]] [[RuleOfCool does anything]].
16th Aug '16 5:30:40 PM SirSapphire
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* This is how some people deal with trauma or other rough patches in life. Rather than seeking out help they shun it instead out of a need to be self-sufficient.
14th Aug '16 10:03:55 AM nombretomado
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* All over the place in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'', the heroes always battle their villain alone. If they're accompanied by allies, like Terra and Bartz are, they will directly tell their allies "I'll handle this" and fight alone.

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* All over the place in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'', ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', the heroes always battle their villain alone. If they're accompanied by allies, like Terra and Bartz are, they will directly tell their allies "I'll handle this" and fight alone.
3rd Aug '16 8:41:12 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', Demetrio stops Eljuia from interfering with his fight with [[spoiler:Louise]], presumably because he thinks he'll be more effective bringing them back around to their side if it's just one-on-one, and also because he was the one who let them stay even though he knew they were TheMole.
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