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15th Jul '17 6:34:55 PM shamchimp28
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** This is even lampshaded and played with in the series itself when a fed-up Kojou finally wises up in later chapters (on occassion) as he slyly says "OUR fight" instead of "MY fight", pre-empting a gung-ho Yukina, who always finds herself shocked at being caught off-guard and thus momentarily leaving her at a loss for words. Kojou is naturally most amused at this.

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** This is even lampshaded and played with in the series itself when a fed-up Kojou finally wises up in later chapters (on occassion) occasion) as he slyly says "OUR fight" instead of "MY fight", pre-empting preempting a gung-ho Yukina, who always finds herself shocked at being caught off-guard and thus momentarily leaving her at a loss for words. Kojou is naturally most amused at this.this.
* This is standard procedure in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. Even when it would be smarter to attack the enemy all at once, the heroes make sure to take turns. Kuwabara once risked falling into a pit of lava rather than let one of his friends tag in, just because 'a man fights his own battles'.
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': Kite tests Gon and Killua, children he's only just met, by having them fight their first chimera ants without help. He reasons that if they can't beat the cannon fodder on their own, it would be too dangerous to let them join him in exterminating the queen.



* This appears in the ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' cardgame by Steve Jackson Games in the form of the "Gazebo" card -- which bears the text, "None can help you fight the gazebo. You must fight the gazebo alone." A reference, naturally, to ''[[http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/98/Jul/gazebo.html Eric and the Dread Gazebo]]''.

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* This appears in the ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' cardgame card game by Steve Jackson Games in the form of the "Gazebo" card -- which bears the text, "None can help you fight the gazebo. You must fight the gazebo alone." A reference, naturally, to ''[[http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/98/Jul/gazebo.html Eric and the Dread Gazebo]]''.
5th Jul '17 11:25:58 AM Michael
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*''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' gives you a huge approval bonus with [[spoiler: Nick Valentine]] if you stay out of his fight with [[spoiler: Eddie Winter]].
22nd Jun '17 3:48:37 PM LondonKdS
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* Deconstructed in ''[[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus: Vengeance]]'', in which Naevia insists on personally duelling Ashur, whose rape of her began her TraumaCongaLine. He nearly kills her given his superior strength and skill, and she only survives because he lapses into EvilGloating rather than striking the fatal blow, allowing her to surprise him with a GroinAttack.
15th Jun '17 9:13:00 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Subverted}} on ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''--[[SadClown Amethyst]] is convinced that she has to be the one to defeat [[TheBrute Jasper]], because Jasper [[BornWinner has always been the perfect warrior]] while Amethyst has her species' equivalent to a birth defect. However, [[CurbStompBattle Jasper really IS far stronger than Amethyst]]. Eventually, [[TheHeart Steven]] snaps her out of this, and they fight her with ThePowerOfFriendship [[spoiler:by fusing]].
-->'''Steven:''' Stop trying to be like Jasper! You're nothing like Jasper! ''You're like ME,'' because we're both not like anybody! And yeah, it sucks. But I least I've got you, and you've got me. So stop leaving me out of this.

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* {{Subverted}} on ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''--[[SadClown ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''--when [[SadClown Amethyst]] is realizes that she's a "defective" Quartz, she's convinced that she has to be the one to defeat [[TheBrute Jasper]], because Jasper [[BornWinner has always been the perfect warrior]] while Amethyst has "[[BornWinner Ultimate Quartz Warrior]]," alone in order to prove her species' equivalent to a birth defect.worth. However, [[CurbStompBattle Jasper really IS far stronger than Amethyst]]. Eventually, [[TheHeart Steven]] snaps her out of this, and they fight her with ThePowerOfFriendship [[spoiler:by fusing]].
[[spoiler:[[OutsideContextMagic by fusing]]]].
-->'''Steven:''' Stop trying to be like Jasper! You're nothing like Jasper! ''You're like ME,'' [[HalfHumanHybrid ME]],'' because we're both not like anybody! And yeah, it sucks. But I least I've got you, and you've got me. So stop leaving me out of this.
12th Jun '17 7:59:09 AM xcountryguy
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** However, Ukitake does give Rukia a speech which amounts to this concept and [[spoiler: leads to the death of Kaien]]
** Subverted in some manga chapters where [[spoiler: Ichigo was fighting Aizen and was joined by every single Shinigami or Vizard who could still raise a sword.]]

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** However, Ukitake does give Rukia a speech which amounts to this concept and [[spoiler: leads [[spoiler:leads to the death of Kaien]]
** Subverted in some manga chapters where [[spoiler: Ichigo [[spoiler:Ichigo was fighting Aizen and was joined by every single Shinigami or Vizard who could still raise a sword.]]



** Averted in the Fullbringer arc where [[spoiler: Ichigo and Uryu team up to fight Ginjo. Unfortunately, Ishida can't do anything to him, but Ichigo didn't seem to have a problem with accepting his help.]]

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** Averted in the Fullbringer arc where [[spoiler: Ichigo [[spoiler:Ichigo and Uryu team up to fight Ginjo. Unfortunately, Ishida can't do anything to him, but Ichigo didn't seem to have a problem with accepting his help.]]



* Appropriately, as ''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]].

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* Appropriately, as ''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 [[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]].



* This happens in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBy0HjrRr8c Pooh and Ash's Adventures of Scooby-Doo and the Headless Horseman of Halloween]]'' in which Pooh decides to take on [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jafar]] himself. Most of the time, Pooh plays the PinballProtagonist, so seeing him actually putting up a fight is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. [[spoiler: Soon, Aladdin pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment and gives [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash]] the lamp used to seal Jafar, who then gives it to Pooh to use on Jafar]].

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* This happens in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBy0HjrRr8c Pooh and Ash's Adventures of Scooby-Doo and the Headless Horseman of Halloween]]'' in which Pooh decides to take on [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jafar]] himself. Most of the time, Pooh plays the PinballProtagonist, so seeing him actually putting up a fight is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. [[spoiler: Soon, [[spoiler:Soon, Aladdin pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment and gives [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash]] the lamp used to seal Jafar, who then gives it to Pooh to use on Jafar]].



* ''FanFic/InnerDemons'' has Lezard say this to Applejack about [[{{Deuteragonist}} Apple Bloom]] when the latter fights [[spoiler: [[EvilFormerFriend her former friends]]]] during the Battle of Fillydelphia.

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* ''FanFic/InnerDemons'' has Lezard say this to Applejack about [[{{Deuteragonist}} Apple Bloom]] when the latter fights [[spoiler: [[EvilFormerFriend [[spoiler:[[EvilFormerFriend her former friends]]]] during the Battle of Fillydelphia.



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. Mr. Incredible insists on facing the Omnidroid alone, despite having three family members with superpowers ready and willing to assist. Elastigirl (his wife) is upset, thinking that he just wants to show off, or prove that he's still a powerful superhero. But the truth is that he wants to go alone [[spoiler: because he can't bear to risk his family's lives, having recently thought he'd lost them when their plane was shot down]].
* In the climax of ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', Cloud chases Kadaj after Kadaj has gained the McGuffin, and they start to fight. Cloud's TrueCompanions show up in an airship, but some of them tell the others that they're not going to help him. The reason has something to do with how Kadaj is the (major) remnant of [[BigBad Sephiroth]] and [[HesBack Cloud has found his strength again]], although the logic isn't particularly clear. Anyway, they stay aside. [[spoiler: They remain absent when Kadaj uses the McGuffin to transform into Sephiroth, where perhaps the logic changes from "He doesn't need help" to [[HeroKiller "There's nothing we could do but get in the way."]]]]

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. Mr. Incredible insists on facing the Omnidroid alone, despite having three family members with superpowers ready and willing to assist. Elastigirl (his wife) is upset, thinking that he just wants to show off, or prove that he's still a powerful superhero. But the truth is that he wants to go alone [[spoiler: because [[spoiler:because he can't bear to risk his family's lives, having recently thought he'd lost them when their plane was shot down]].
* In the climax of ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', Cloud chases Kadaj after Kadaj has gained the McGuffin, and they start to fight. Cloud's TrueCompanions show up in an airship, but some of them tell the others that they're not going to help him. The reason has something to do with how Kadaj is the (major) remnant of [[BigBad Sephiroth]] and [[HesBack Cloud has found his strength again]], although the logic isn't particularly clear. Anyway, they stay aside. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They remain absent when Kadaj uses the McGuffin to transform into Sephiroth, where perhaps the logic changes from "He doesn't need help" to [[HeroKiller "There's nothing we could do but get in the way."]]]]



** 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.]]

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** As the Exes grow more powerful, Scott needs a lot of help to deal with them- [[spoiler: The [[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.]]



* In the TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms novel ''Azure Bonds'' Alias tells her party "Back away. He's mine!". Elminster not only refrained from intervention but prevented [[spoiler: Nameless Bard from shooting heavily enchanted bolt into Phalse's eye]], and arguing that "She must finish this battle alone"... "So she can prove to herself, and to thee, that she is her own master."

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* In the TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms novel ''Azure Bonds'' Alias tells her party "Back away. He's mine!". Elminster not only refrained from intervention but prevented [[spoiler: Nameless [[spoiler:Nameless Bard from shooting heavily enchanted bolt into Phalse's eye]], and arguing that "She must finish this battle alone"... "So she can prove to herself, and to thee, that she is her own master."



** In fact Luke is capable of killing Jacen but recognizes he would be doing it out of revenge over [[spoiler: Jacen killing Mara]] not justice and it would inevitably drive him to the dark side making things worse in the long run.

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** In fact Luke is capable of killing Jacen but recognizes he would be doing it out of revenge over [[spoiler: Jacen [[spoiler:Jacen killing Mara]] not justice and it would inevitably drive him to the dark side making things worse in the long run.



* 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.

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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 [[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.
2nd May '17 1:44:45 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Subverted}} on ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''--[[SadClown Amethyst]] is convinced that she has to be the one to defeat [[TheBrute Jasper]], because Jasper [[BornWinner has always been the perfect warrior]] while Amethyst has her species' equivalent to a birth defect. [[TheHeart Steven]] snaps her out of it, and instead they fight her with ThePowerOfFriendship.

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* {{Subverted}} on ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''--[[SadClown Amethyst]] is convinced that she has to be the one to defeat [[TheBrute Jasper]], because Jasper [[BornWinner has always been the perfect warrior]] while Amethyst has her species' equivalent to a birth defect. However, [[CurbStompBattle Jasper really IS far stronger than Amethyst]]. Eventually, [[TheHeart Steven]] snaps her out of it, this, and instead they fight her with ThePowerOfFriendship. ThePowerOfFriendship [[spoiler:by fusing]].
-->'''Steven:''' Stop trying to be like Jasper! You're nothing like Jasper! ''You're like ME,'' because we're both not like anybody! And yeah, it sucks. But I least I've got you, and you've got me. So stop leaving me out of this.
2nd May '17 1:38:04 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Subverted}} on ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''--[[SadClown Amethyst]] is convinced that she has to be the one to defeat [[TheBrute Jasper]], because Jasper [[BornWinner has always been the perfect warrior]] while Amethyst has her species' equivalent to a birth defect. [[TheHeart Steven]] snaps her out of it, and instead they fight her with ThePowerOfFriendship.
2nd May '17 10:00:21 AM AntMan
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985'', [[TheLeader Lion-O]] accepts a caveman's challenge to arm wrestle over the time capsule that they had been searching for. The others arrive midway through, but Lion-O tells [[CowardlyLion Snarf]] that as the one who accepted the challenge, he's going to do it without their help. [[TheBigGuy Panthro]] stops [[TheLancer Tygra]] from intervening moments later for the same reason.
24th Apr '17 9:47:51 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* When a few members of the WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague end up in the Old West, Jonah Hex prevents them from getting between the local town's hero and the main bad guy, because, in Hex's words: "A man's gotta settle his own accounts".

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When a few members of the WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague team end up in the Old West, Jonah Hex prevents them from getting between the local town's hero and the main bad guy, because, in Hex's words: "A man's gotta settle his own accounts".accounts".
** At the conclusion of the "War World" two-parter, Draaga insists on [[LeaveHimToMe fighting Mongul himself]]. (And he has good reason to, as Mongul is a despot who's rule depends on BreadAndCircuses, who was blackmailing Draaga into compliance for years). The heroes step aside and let him do so, simply telling him to watch Mongul's left hook.
24th Apr '17 9:41:51 AM LadyJaneGrey
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