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29th Sep '17 7:38:56 PM FuManChao
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** Jaime later reveals that he killed the Mad King because he [[spoiler: was about to murder the entire population of King's Landing]]. Another villainous character who shows valour at the same incident is Master of Coin, Qarlton Chelsted, who, upon hearing of Aerys' plan, resigned in disgust. Aerys killed him for it.

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** Jaime later reveals that he killed the Mad King because he [[spoiler: was about to murder the entire population of King's Landing]]. Another villainous character who shows valour at the same incident is Master Hand of Coin, the King, Qarlton Chelsted, who, upon hearing of Aerys' plan, resigned in disgust. Aerys killed him for it.
29th Sep '17 7:36:50 PM FuManChao
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** Jaime later reveals that he killed the Mad King because he [[spoiler: was about to murder the entire population of King's Landing]]. Another villainous character who shows valour at the same incident is Charlton Quelsted, who, upon hearing of Aerys' plan, resigned in disgust. Aerys killed him for it.

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** Jaime later reveals that he killed the Mad King because he [[spoiler: was about to murder the entire population of King's Landing]]. Another villainous character who shows valour at the same incident is Charlton Quelsted, Master of Coin, Qarlton Chelsted, who, upon hearing of Aerys' plan, resigned in disgust. Aerys killed him for it.
14th Sep '17 10:44:07 PM PaulA
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* In Robert R. McCammon's ''Stinger'', the character Mack Cade, a sleazy, selfish used car dealer/chop shop owner involved in organized crime and drug cartels, goes into a junkyard where an alien creature has just brutally killed at least one person, in order to find his dog that had bolted off into said junk yard. Before leaving, he gives his prized Mercedes to one of the protagonists and tells him "You gotta know who your friends are, kid. Gotta stick up for them. Think on these things."

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* In Robert R. McCammon's Creator/RobertRMcCammon's ''Stinger'', the character Mack Cade, a sleazy, selfish used car dealer/chop shop owner involved in organized crime and drug cartels, goes into a junkyard where an alien creature has just brutally killed at least one person, in order to find his dog that had bolted off into said junk yard. Before leaving, he gives his prized Mercedes to one of the protagonists and tells him "You gotta know who your friends are, kid. Gotta stick up for them. Think on these things."
5th Sep '17 9:03:06 AM tromag
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** The Nazi officer who refuses to give up his comrades' positions even under the threat of torture is presented as brave.

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** The Nazi Basterds capture a group of soldiers and threaten to beat them to death if they don't reveal the locations of their compatriots. The officer who in charge is very clearly petrified but refuses to give up betray his comrades' positions even under men, at the threat cost of torture is presented as brave.his own life. If he weren't a Nazi, he'd be hero of this scene.
3rd Sep '17 9:53:02 PM Daedalis
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* ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' has a couple in the second arc.
** Brexinfoyle is an unrepentant criminal who resents Budroxifinicus for [[CategoryTraitor working with the enemy]], [[IShallTauntYou baiting Brex into a fight]], and [[LivingCrashpad using Brex as a landing cushion]]. He refuses to take any of it personally and offers Boo a quick death when ordered to execute him.
** Zolo fearlessly faces down the posse sent to kill him knowing he'll only get one shot off. [[spoiler:He spends it on his brother, sparing the latter from the consequences of the justice system.]]
7th Aug '17 11:09:02 PM thatmadork
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** The battle sequence in "Spoils of War" is full of this. A Lannister warhost led by Jaime up against [[DragonRider Daenerys]] and her Dothraki. The affair is a CurbStompBattle for the Lannisters due to [[KillItWithFire Drogon]], but the Lannisters still manage to look awesome. Standouts include Bronn wounding Drogon with a ballista and nearly ending the war then and there, and then Jaime, seeing Daenerys dismounting Drogon and trying to remove the bolt, ''charging against the fully-grown dragon on horseback to strike her down''. Ethically questionable incestuous dick he might be, the man is still a knight and a LivingLegend.
7th Aug '17 12:40:10 PM oforiousmic
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** Before then, during the Enie Lobby arc, when Chopper was fighting [[LargeHam Kumadori]], Chopper went into his [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Monster Point]] and started kicking Kumadori's ass all over the room. Even though he was up against a 30ft tall monster who was {{No Sell}}ing any of Kumadori's previously dominant moves and was terrifying Kumadori on a subconscious level so he [[PowerIncontinence lost control]] of his PrehensileHair, Kumadori still stood and fought to the end. Kumadori even stated that it was a man's duty to fight against impossible odds. Of course, Kumadori, despite his occupation as a KillerForHire, was always portrayed as LaughablyEvil and a ridiculous if honor-obsessed ham. And considering that he's working for the the legitimate (if corrupt) government in a completely legitimate manner (defending a government facility against pirates) it's hard to call Kumadori evil in the first place.

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** Before then, during the Enie Lobby arc, when Chopper was fighting [[LargeHam Kumadori]], Chopper went into his [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Monster Point]] and started kicking Kumadori's ass all over the room. Even though he was up against a 30ft tall monster who was {{No Sell}}ing any of Kumadori's previously dominant moves and was terrifying Kumadori on a subconscious level so he [[PowerIncontinence lost control]] of his PrehensileHair, Kumadori still stood and fought to the end. Kumadori even stated that it was a man's duty to fight against impossible odds. Of course, Kumadori, despite his occupation as a KillerForHire, ProfessionalKiller, was always portrayed as LaughablyEvil and a ridiculous if honor-obsessed ham. And considering that he's working for the the legitimate (if corrupt) government in a completely legitimate manner (defending a government facility against pirates) it's hard to call Kumadori evil in the first place.
21st Jul '17 9:26:54 PM TheSinful
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* ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'': Say what you will about Koba, but [[spoiler: he charges a tank while unarmored and on horseback...and wins]]. Had he retreated or given up, that might have been the end of the ape civilization.
9th Jul '17 10:49:36 AM nombretomado
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* An episode of the classic WorldWarTwo series ''Series/{{Combat}}'' called "The Cossack" had the most tenacious German soldier of all time. In the teaser, he fails to blow up a strategically important bridge during the German retreat, and tries to complete the task before the rest of the American army comes through. He infiltrates the local Church and disguises himself as the town priest. He manages to keep his disguise with all the Americans around him, making up cover stories for his German accent ("I'm Swiss.") and being near the bridge ("I'm going fishing.") on the fly, even managing to get away with killing the young Catholic GI who sees through him without anyone seeing. It was almost disappointing to see him fail in the end, he'd worked so hard up to that point.

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* An episode of the classic WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII series ''Series/{{Combat}}'' called "The Cossack" had the most tenacious German soldier of all time. In the teaser, he fails to blow up a strategically important bridge during the German retreat, and tries to complete the task before the rest of the American army comes through. He infiltrates the local Church and disguises himself as the town priest. He manages to keep his disguise with all the Americans around him, making up cover stories for his German accent ("I'm Swiss.") and being near the bridge ("I'm going fishing.") on the fly, even managing to get away with killing the young Catholic GI who sees through him without anyone seeing. It was almost disappointing to see him fail in the end, he'd worked so hard up to that point.
17th Jun '17 11:58:18 PM infernape612
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** Cellshows this from time to time, as he's pitted against near impossible odds, yet finds ways to still outsmart his opponents. When he finally reaches perfection and realizes he's no longer the underdog, he gives the heroes more time to prepare as a concession that someone may prove to be a WorthyOpponent. It's later subverted when Cell breaks down and runs out of all his tricks but [[TakingYouWithMe one to defeat Gohan]].

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** Cellshows Cell shows this from time to time, as he's pitted against near impossible odds, yet finds ways to still outsmart his opponents. When he finally reaches perfection and realizes he's no longer the underdog, he gives the heroes more time to prepare as a concession that someone may prove to be a WorthyOpponent. It's later subverted when Cell breaks down and runs out of all his tricks but [[TakingYouWithMe one to defeat Gohan]].
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