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1st Feb '17 4:55:37 PM Rhodes7
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* ''ComicBook/CaptainBritain'' has this as an origin story. Brian Braddock got into a motorcycle crash and was dying, when Merlin and his daughter Romana approached and offered him a choice between two artifacts that could save him. The Amulet of Right, representing wisdom and life, and the Sword of Might, representing power and violence. Either would have given him superpowers and made him [[CaptainGeographic Captain Britain]], but the Sword would have given him ''different'' powers. Considering himself more a scholar than a warrior, he chose the Amulet.
** The Elseworlds series ''ComicBook/EarthX'' has him revisit this choice, with the understanding that the right answer was ''both.'' Chivalry is the marriage between strength and gentleness.
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* ''Literature/TheInfected'': Brian Yi has the uncontrollable power to take the place of people in mortal danger, and the only ways to stop it are for him to be too injured/in pain or to be unconscious. At a hospital he is offered a choice, he can let them put him into a medically induced coma and live a long life as a vegetable, or he can join a federal agency of superpowered people, be trained into the ground each day and probably lead a very short, painful and violent life... but with a real chance of saving dozens of lives before he goes. He chooses the latter.
11th Jan '17 5:31:39 AM JackG
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* In the mini-series ''Rhodes'', Cecil Rhodes talks to one of his followers about a dream featuring this trope, during which he had a choice of taking the hard path or the easy path.
11th Jan '17 5:29:12 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/WatershipDown''. General Woundwort leads an expedition with the aim of killing the rabbits who've humiliated him and returning the escapees from his warren by force. In an effort to avert bloodshed, Hazel goes alone to meet him. He points out that rabbits have enough enemies without fighting each other, and if they work together a lot of Efrafa's problems (such as overcrowding and rebellion) will be solved.
-->At that moment, in the sunset on Watership Down, there was offered to General Woundwort the opportunity to show whether he really was the leader of genius and vision which he believed himself to be, or whether he was no more than a tyrant with the courage and cunning of a pirate. For one beat of his pulse the lame rabbit's idea shone clearly before him. He grasped it and realized what it meant. The next, he had pushed it away from him. The sun dipped into the cloud bank and now he could see clearly the track along the ridge, leading to the beech hangar and the bloodshed for which he had prepared with so much energy and care.
-->"I haven't time to sit here talking nonsense," said Woundwort.
2nd Dec '16 5:07:00 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the episode ''The Hidden'', Kowalski can't decide whom to save: Private, who owes him money or Marlene, who has vital information.
** In the episode ''Brush with Danger'', Kowalski can't decide between saving the world or putting it in the danger of destroying it with his new future invention.

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** In the episode ''The Hidden'', "The Hidden", Kowalski can't decide whom to save: Private, who owes him money or Marlene, who has vital information.
** In the episode ''Brush "Brush with Danger'', Danger", Kowalski can't decide between saving the world or putting it in the danger of destroying it with his new future invention.
2nd Dec '16 5:06:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', at the end of season 2, Iroh tells Zuko he needs to choose whether to side with either the Avatar or Azula. The episode is even called "The Crossroads of Destiny." He chooses Azula, [[spoiler: but it turns out he can change his mind.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', at ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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the end of season 2, Iroh tells Zuko he needs to choose whether to side with either the Avatar or Azula. The episode is even called "The Crossroads of Destiny." He chooses Azula, [[spoiler: but it turns out he can change his mind.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' episode ''The Hidden'', Kowalski can't decide whom to save: Private, who owes him money or Marlene, who has vital information.

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In ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' the episode ''The Hidden'', Kowalski can't decide whom to save: Private, who owes him money or Marlene, who has vital information.
2nd Dec '16 5:06:20 AM Morgenthaler
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2nd Dec '16 5:05:17 AM Morgenthaler
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*** A similar prophecy affected Achilles - he would definitely die bored and unknown if he died old, and he would definitely die young if he went out finding glory in battle (which he is ''very'' [[BadAss good at]]) - namely UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar. He was wanted the latter as a big BloodKnight and died in said war, despite his mother's attempts to keep him out of it.

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*** A similar prophecy affected Achilles - he would definitely die bored and unknown if he died old, and he would definitely die young if he went out finding glory in battle (which he is ''very'' [[BadAss good at]]) at) - namely UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar. He was wanted the latter as a big BloodKnight and died in said war, despite his mother's attempts to keep him out of it.
5th Oct '16 9:15:52 AM Dravencour
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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': The Joker offers Franchise/{{Batman}} a choice between saving Harvey and saving the girl; likewise, he offers both a passenger-ship and a ship full of prisoners the choice of blowing up the other ship in order to save themselves. Also an example of the SadisticChoice.

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': The Joker offers Franchise/{{Batman}} a choice between saving Harvey and saving the girl; Rachel (and [[spoiler:lies about each other's location just to further fuck with Batman]]); likewise, he offers both a passenger-ship and a ship full of prisoners the choice of blowing up the other ship in order to save themselves. Also an example of the SadisticChoice.



* ''Literature/TheBible'' has a slight twist: it's not obvious that there is a choice, except to those who search for it.

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* ''Literature/TheBible'' has a slight twist: it's not obvious that there is a choice, choice between HeavenAndHell, except to those who search for it.
3rd Jul '16 12:56:23 PM SpacemanSpoof
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* ''Literature/TheBible'' has a slight twist: it's not obvious that there is a choice, except to those who search for it.
--> Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matthew 7, NIV)
6th Jun '16 8:15:15 PM anza_sb
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* In ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'' Vol 1:Rebirth, Ovan sends an email with this phrase to Haseo after the latter's been Data-Drained by Tri-Edge and reduced to Level 1 in the MMO "The World". He gives Haseo a choice: forget about "The World" and never log in again, or [[EarnYourHappyEnding endure harsh trials in order to discover the truth about "The World"]].
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