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9th Apr '18 5:37:49 AM Ccook1956
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* The ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' episode "Haunted House Hang-Up" has the gang on their way to a rock festival when they come to a fork in the road. Fred asks a creepy stranger, Asha Shanks, the way to the Interstate. The left fork is the long way, the right fork is the short way but leads past a mysterious haunted mansion with a headless spectre. They take the short way (Fred: "We're low on gas") and the van overheats and stalls in front of the mansion (of course).
23rd Mar '18 11:38:35 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Cry of the Icemark'', the warlock has a choice between being good and being evil, and there is a very specific point in the text where he chooses: Simple, easy and powerful, or good? [[TheDarkSide The choice was obvious.]] [[spoiler:[[ThePowerOfLove And then Thirrin spoke.]]]]

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* In ''Cry ''[[Literature/TheIcemarkChronicles Cry of the Icemark'', Icemark]]'', the warlock has a choice between being good and being evil, and there is a very specific point in the text where he chooses: Simple, easy and powerful, or good? [[TheDarkSide The choice was obvious.]] [[spoiler:[[ThePowerOfLove And then Thirrin spoke.]]]]
30th Jan '18 4:06:52 PM intastiel
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* ''Webcomic/WizardSchool'' {{Parodie|dTrope}}s this. In a riff on ''Franchise/HarryPotter'''s Sorting Hat scene, Graham is told that he stands at [[http://www.wizardschoolcomic.com/index.php?id=80 the crossroads of destiny]] between entering Dragonsbane House to become TheChosenOne and entering Serpentor House to become a CardCarryingVillain and subjugate wizardkind. Being a {{Jerkass}} DesignatedHero, he picks Serpentor, whereupon the dismayed Assigning tells him that he doesn't actually get to choose and sticks him in Dragonsbane anyway.
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12th Dec '17 9:31:01 PM Dvandemon
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* Similar to the other Greek figures below, Percy Jackson is offered a choice by Hera in Heroes of Olympus. He is offered a choice between retrieving his memories as a demigod hero, and subsequently passing a point of no return fighting another war for the gods, or living a mundane but peaceful life without his old memories.
1st Dec '17 3:14:19 PM JackG
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-->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.

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-->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. [[PartlyCloudyWithAChanceOfDeath The sun dipped into the cloud bank 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.
21st Nov '17 2:53:20 PM uoftroper
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**The fate of the galaxy was decided when Anakin Skywalker had to choose between stopping Jedi Master Mace Windu when he tried to kill the lawfully designated ruler, the otherwise evil Chancellor Palpatine, and doing nothing. He tried to Take a Third Option by appealing to Windu's morals with "It's not the Jedi way/He must stand trial", but it failed. Anakin had to choose in a matter of seconds between (ultimately empty) promises and the unlawful action of the member of a benevolent Order who compromised the morals he was normally so insistent about.
3rd Oct '17 12:24:15 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', Imp y Celyn, leaving his homeland forever, finds himself at a junction which gives him the option of travelling to the quiet, respectable city of Quirm or the WretchedHive of Ankh-Morpork. He quickly realises the sensible thing to do is to go to the smaller, less intense city, at least until he understands how city life actually ''works''. And since leaving your homeland forever should not involve doing the sensible thing, he heads to Ankh. This kicks off the events of the book. [[spoiler: When said events get {{Cosmic Retcon}}ned away before they kill him, its revealed he is (and presumably ''always was'') in Quirm.]]

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* In ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', Imp y Celyn, leaving his homeland forever, finds himself at a junction which gives him the option of travelling to the quiet, respectable city of Quirm or the WretchedHive of Ankh-Morpork. He quickly realises the sensible thing to do is to go to the smaller, less intense city, at least until he understands how city life actually ''works''. And since leaving your homeland forever should not involve doing the sensible thing, he heads to Ankh. This kicks off the events of the book. [[spoiler: When After said events get have been {{Cosmic Retcon}}ned away before they kill him, its it's revealed he is (and presumably ''always was'') in Quirm.]]
3rd Oct '17 12:23:02 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', Imp y Celyn, leaving his homeland forever, finds himself at a junction which gives him the option of travelling to the quiet, respectable city of Quirm or the WretchedHive of Ankh-Morpork. He quickly realises the sensible thing to do is to go to the smaller, less intense city, at least until he understands how city life actually ''works''. And since leaving your homeland forever should not involve doing the sensible thing, he heads to Ankh. This kicks off the events of the book. [[spoiler: When said events get {{Cosmic Retcon}}ned away before they kill him, its revealed he is (and presumably ''always was'') in Quirm.]]
22nd Apr '17 2:30:29 AM ItalianRailfan
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** Also came in play with Kelsey Leigh, the second Captain Britain (later renamed Lionheart); when Brian offered her the choice, after telling her to "protect the realm", she chose the Sword over the Amulet. In the issues of ''New Excalibur'' this was [[DiscussedTrope discussed]], and it was held that the choice was not between good and evil, merely between more ruthless means to fulfill the Captain's mission and more reasonable ones. It went differently with [[BigBad Albion]], however, as he chose the sword, but used to [[KnightTemplar try and conquer the United Kingdom in the name of order]].
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.
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