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21st Feb '17 2:13:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* Somewhat inverted in [[Literature/TheWitcher Witcher universe]]. Sure, [[TheHunter witchers are mutated, raised and trained to kill monsters]], WalkingTheEarth for rest of their days and actively seeking dangers to fight... but being characters from LowFantasy DeconstructorFleet they do it for reasonable price and only when they find it worth the hassle. Or when rent is due.

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* Somewhat inverted in [[Literature/TheWitcher Witcher universe]]. Sure, [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters witchers are mutated, raised and trained to kill monsters]], WalkingTheEarth for rest of their days and actively seeking dangers to fight... but being characters from LowFantasy DeconstructorFleet they do it for reasonable price and only when they find it worth the hassle. Or when rent is due.
14th Feb '17 11:37:10 PM PaulA
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12th Feb '17 12:06:16 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''Film/AFewGoodMen'' has the marines realizing that "We were supposed to fight for the people who couldn't fight for themselves."

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* ''Film/AFewGoodMen'' has the marines Marines realizing that "We were supposed to fight for the people who couldn't fight for themselves."



* The Jedi in ''Franchise/StarWars'' are an order of peace keepers who go about the galaxy defending the Republic and those who are a part of it. Although they aren't a part of any law enforcement, they do command a lot of respect and influence, and sometimes even their very presence is enough to help someone out.

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* The Jedi in ''Franchise/StarWars'' are an order of peace keepers peacekeepers who go about the galaxy defending the Republic and those who are a part of it. Although they aren't a part of any law enforcement, they do command a lot of respect and influence, and sometimes even their very presence is enough to help someone out.



* In ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' -- pretty much all and any adventuring groups, chartered or not, that have no strict official affiliation. Which is to be expected, as this setting was married to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' from a very young age.



* The Wrestling/{{WWE}} tag team, sometimes [[TwoGuysAndAGirl trio]], The [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Acolyte]] [[Wrestling/JOhnBradshawLayfield Protection]] [[Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} Agency]] (APA for short) hired themselves out to various underdog {{face}}s for bodyguarding, six-man-tag-teaming, and general-purpose ass-kicking. They even had a few faux-commercials for their services, with the tag line "APA: 'cause we need beer money!"

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* The Wrestling/{{WWE}} tag team, sometimes [[TwoGuysAndAGirl trio]], The [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Acolyte]] [[Wrestling/JOhnBradshawLayfield [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Protection]] [[Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} Agency]] (APA for short) hired themselves out to various underdog {{face}}s for bodyguarding, six-man-tag-teaming, and general-purpose ass-kicking. They even had a few faux-commercials for their services, with the tag line "APA: 'cause we need beer money!"



* The crew of the good ship ''Serenity'' in ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. As an added bonus, some of their jobs ''do'' involve helping the helpless. (When they noticed one of their jobs involved ''exploiting'' the helpless, Captain [[strike:Tightpants]] Mal did a HeelFaceTurn and brought the stolen loot back.) In the words of Mal: "We rob from the rich and sell to the poor."

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* The crew of the good ship ''Serenity'' in ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. As an added bonus, some of their jobs ''do'' involve helping the helpless. (When they noticed helpless; for instance, upon realizing that one of their jobs involved involves ''exploiting'' the helpless, Captain [[strike:Tightpants]] Mal did does a HeelFaceTurn and brought brings the stolen loot back.) back. In the words of Mal: "We rob from the rich and sell to the poor."



* In ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' -- pretty much all and any adventuring groups, chartered or not, that have no strict official affiliation. This is to be expected, as this setting was married to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' from a very young age.



* Cole from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' is obsessed with helping people due to his [[TheEmpath empathic]] abilities; he used to be a [[SympatheticMurderer serial killer]] who would target people who wanted to die, until he finally [[BlueAndOrangeMorality understood]] that this was wrong. Now he instead works to help everyone around him in every way he can; the Inquisitor can gain [[RelationshipValues approval]] from Cole by helping everyone they meet, even if Cole isn't in their party at the time. [[spoiler:It's suggested that this is because he's a Spirit of Compassion who was trapped in the material world.]]

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* The protagonists of the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' games can optionally be played as this kind of SmallStepsHero. They can take time out of their saving-the-world adventures to do things like give money to an orphaned child or track down supplies for homeless refugees. Some of their companions, most notably in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', may express frustration or even outright contempt for these tendencies.
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Cole from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' is obsessed with helping people due to his [[TheEmpath empathic]] abilities; he used to be a [[SympatheticMurderer serial killer]] who would target people who wanted to die, until he finally [[BlueAndOrangeMorality understood]] that this was wrong. Now he instead works to help everyone around him in every way he can; the Inquisitor can gain [[RelationshipValues approval]] from Cole by helping everyone they meet, even if Cole isn't in their the active party at the time. [[spoiler:It's suggested that this is because he's a Spirit of Compassion who was trapped in the material world.]]
** At the end of ''Inquisition,'' and again at the end of its final DLC ''Trespasser'', this can be seen in a few ways depending on the player's choices. [[spoiler:If Leliana has been made Divine Victoria, she rededicates the Chantry to this cause. If Blackwall is released, he takes to WalkingTheEarth and doing exactly this by bringing hope to people like himself. And if the Grey Wardens are not banished from Orlais, they sever ties with the motherhouse at Weisshaupt and commit themselves to doing more than just hunting darkspawn to help the people of Thedas.
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* The Blog/KnightsOfFandom try to do this for the users of {{Tumblr}} who are left feeling helpless by anonymous hate messages (and other circumstances).

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* The Blog/KnightsOfFandom try to do this for the users of {{Tumblr}} who are left feeling helpless by anonymous hate messages (and other circumstances).



* Disney animated show ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' has a charity organization "helpers helping the helpless," where helpful helpers help helpless people needing help. Description courtesy of the lady in charge losing her thesaurus (she finds it later). Not ''quite'' this trope, but the name is there.

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* The Disney animated show ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' has a charity organization "helpers helping called "Helpers Helping the helpless," Helpless," where helpful helpers help helpless people needing help. Description courtesy of the lady in charge losing her thesaurus (she finds it later). Not ''quite'' this trope, but the name is there.
18th Jan '17 10:25:31 AM BigJaredMonkey
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18th Jan '17 10:25:10 AM BigJaredMonkey
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* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', it is noted several different times that Alex Harris (the [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Kryptonian]] superhero known as Superwoman) spends more time helping people and stopping natural disasters than she does fighting supervillains. She actually calls the Avengers out for being more interested in fighting amongst each other than helping people.
-->''"“You people call yourselves heroes, but all you're doing is running around fighting each other! When was the last time you fed the hungry? When was the last time you helped irrigate a desert? When was the last time you were there for someone who just needed a friend? That's what being a hero is all about. You're all like children, throwing temper tantrums.”''
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6th Aug '16 9:28:30 AM MCanter89
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--> '''Black Adam''': You fight for the Wizard?
--> '''Superman''': [[WeHelpTheHelpless I fight for those who can't fight for themselves!]]

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--> '''Black --->'''Black Adam''': You fight for the Wizard?
--> '''Superman''': --->'''Superman''': [[WeHelpTheHelpless I fight for those who can't fight for themselves!]]



* The Jedi in ''Franchise/StarWars'' are an order of peace keepers who go about the galaxy defending the Republic and those who are a part of it.Although they aren't a part of any law enforcement they do command a lot of respect and influence and sometimes even their very presence is enough to help someone out.

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* The Jedi in ''Franchise/StarWars'' are an order of peace keepers who go about the galaxy defending the Republic and those who are a part of it. Although they aren't a part of any law enforcement enforcement, they do command a lot of respect and influence influence, and sometimes even their very presence is enough to help someone out.



* Travis [=McGee=], from John D. [=MacDonald=]'s novels. He usually gives his profession as 'salvage consultant'. His normal fee is the half of value of whatever he is hired to recover; if the client object he's quick to remind them [[CatchPhrase half of the lost property/money is considerably more than none of it.]] Will occasionally wave the fee entirely ForGreatJustice.

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* Travis [=McGee=], from John D. [=MacDonald=]'s novels. He usually gives his profession as 'salvage consultant'. His normal fee is the half of value of whatever he is hired to recover; if the client object he's quick to remind them [[CatchPhrase half of the lost property/money is considerably more than none of it.]] it]]. Will occasionally wave the fee entirely ForGreatJustice.
27th Jul '16 4:08:45 PM VoxAquila
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* Travis [=McGee=], from John D. [=MacDonald=]'s novels. He usually gives his profession as 'salvage consultant'. His normal fee is the half of value of whatever he is hired to recover; if the client object he's quick remindnthem [[CatchPhrase half of the lost property/money is considerably more than none of it.]] Will occasionally wave the fee entirely ForGreatJustice.

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* Travis [=McGee=], from John D. [=MacDonald=]'s novels. He usually gives his profession as 'salvage consultant'. His normal fee is the half of value of whatever he is hired to recover; if the client object he's quick remindnthem to remind them [[CatchPhrase half of the lost property/money is considerably more than none of it.]] Will occasionally wave the fee entirely ForGreatJustice.
27th Jul '16 4:05:59 PM VoxAquila
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* Travis [=McGee=], from John D. [=MacDonald=]'s novels. He usually gives his profession as 'salvage consultant'.

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* Travis [=McGee=], from John D. [=MacDonald=]'s novels. He usually gives his profession as 'salvage consultant'. His normal fee is the half of value of whatever he is hired to recover; if the client object he's quick remindnthem [[CatchPhrase half of the lost property/money is considerably more than none of it.]] Will occasionally wave the fee entirely ForGreatJustice.
25th Jul '16 12:20:53 PM EDP
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%%* The main characters from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}''.


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* Minako Aino from ''Manga/SailorMoon'' just can't stop herself from helping anyone in need she stumbles upon, especially in [[Manga/CodenameSailorV her solo series]], no matter the trouble she may get in doing so (once got late to school, once she nearly missed a lottery she wanted to take part in and ended up winning it as ''Sailor V'', and once she nearly exposed her SecretIdentity), and without asking for rewards (and the one time she ''was'' given a reward for helping a mangaka completing the next chapter before the deadline Artemis convinced her to give it back).
1st Jun '16 10:46:58 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' is about an ex-CIA officer who needs a sense of purpose and a billionare software developer with a conscience; they help people who are ''going'' to be the victims of violent crimes, according to the predictions of a government surveillance supercomputer.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' is about an ex-CIA officer who needs a sense of purpose and a billionare software developer with a conscience; they help people who are ''going'' to be the victims of violent crimes, according to the predictions of a government surveillance supercomputer. In other words, {{Big Brother|IsWatching}} helps the helpless.
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