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20th Jul '16 10:56:37 PM CLT009
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* ''VideoGame/FatalFrame'': All over the place, since the only thing keeping the each HellGate from opening and causing HellOnEarth is a HumanSacrifice killed in some [[CruelAndUnusualDeath horrifying way]]. Every single game is the result of [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight someone rejecting this system]] and the Hell Gate opening to consume the surrounding area with [[TheCorruption Malice]] and transforming the would-be BarrierMaiden into a PersonOfMassDestruction while condemning every human unfortunate enough to be in the blast radius to a FateWorseThanDeath. WasItReallyWorthIt [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nope.]]
5th Apr '16 1:28:41 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Babylon 5'' this is invoked to G'Kar by Ambassador Kosh (appearing as G'Kar's father, "Some must be sacrificed so that all may be saved." The encounter changes G'Kar from a revenge-driven Narn patriot into a self-sacrifical warrior. [[spoiler:However, G'Kar later realizes this isn't a statement about the future but explanation of not revealing the Shadows were helping the Centauri. This is because while there are millions of Narns dead now after the war, had the Shadows been outed during or before the side of Good was ready, billions of Narns would be dead.]]

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* In ''Babylon 5'' ''Series/BabylonFive'' this is invoked to G'Kar by Ambassador Kosh (appearing as G'Kar's father, "Some must be sacrificed so that all may be saved." The encounter changes G'Kar from a revenge-driven Narn patriot into a self-sacrifical warrior. [[spoiler:However, G'Kar later realizes this isn't a statement about the future but explanation of not revealing the Shadows were helping the Centauri. This is because while there are millions of Narns dead now after the war, had the Shadows been outed during or before the side of Good was ready, billions of Narns would be dead.]]
19th Jan '16 5:55:23 AM SolidSonicTH
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry was originally frozen so he'd survive long enough to save the universe in the year 3000, but because [[spoiler:the Nibblonians]] were afraid he'd say "no", they never gave him a choice in the matter.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry was originally frozen so he'd survive long enough to save the universe in the year 3000, but because [[spoiler:the Nibblonians]] were afraid he'd say "no", they never gave him a choice in the matter. Fry himself says he likes the future but hates being used as an expendable life without consenting.
10th Oct '15 12:08:01 PM nombretomado
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** The next time was when [[NewGods Mister Miracle's]] friend Oberon was kidnapped by Granny Goodness and Miracle asked help from the League. J'onn refused because it would only help to put order into Apokolips, thus risking them turning their attention to Earth. Apparently he thought Flash wasn't looking at the big picture when he wanted to help. Flash thought the league was all about helping.

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** The next time was when [[NewGods [[ComicBook/NewGods Mister Miracle's]] friend Oberon was kidnapped by Granny Goodness and Miracle asked help from the League. J'onn refused because it would only help to put order into Apokolips, thus risking them turning their attention to Earth. Apparently he thought Flash wasn't looking at the big picture when he wanted to help. Flash thought the league was all about helping.
14th Jul '15 6:23:48 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', J'onn Jonzz, the MartianManhunter really seemed to have taken to using this trope. When Doctor Fate attempted to reason with AMAZO, who had been walking all over the entire League, J'onn pulled this trope. And Fate's response?

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', J'onn Jonzz, the MartianManhunter ComicBook/MartianManhunter really seemed to have taken to using this trope. When Doctor Fate attempted to reason with AMAZO, who had been walking all over the entire League, J'onn pulled this trope. And Fate's response?
4th Jul '15 2:26:23 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of ''BloodOmen: VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'', Kain is given the choice between sacrificing his own life to restore balance to the world, or using the power he has accumulated to "rule the world in its ruination" - and furthermore, he had been deliberately manipulated towards this end, by someone who expected him to make the 'selfless' choice. He refuses, and so the sequel ''Soul Reaver'' kicks off in the CrapsackWorld that results. As the MindScrew threads of the TimeyWimeyBall are slowly unravelled, and the true identity of TheManBehindTheMan is revealed, however, it turns out that Kain's decision was the ''better'' option for the world. If he DID sacrifice himself, it would only condemn the world to dance at the strings of an unknowable EldritchAbomination. After Kain learns this, he chose to appear as a villain, while carefully engineering the timestream, pushing it to the point where he could "make the coin land on the edge", creating a [[TakeAThirdOption Third Option]] for the dilemma.

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* At the end of ''BloodOmen: VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'', ''[[VideoGame/LegacyOfKain Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain]]'', Kain is given the choice between sacrificing his own life to restore balance to the world, or using the power he has accumulated to "rule the world in its ruination" - and furthermore, he had been deliberately manipulated towards this end, by someone who expected him to make the 'selfless' choice. He refuses, and so the sequel ''Soul Reaver'' kicks off in the CrapsackWorld that results. As the MindScrew threads of the TimeyWimeyBall are slowly unravelled, and the true identity of TheManBehindTheMan is revealed, however, it turns out that Kain's decision was the ''better'' option for the world. If he DID sacrifice himself, it would only condemn the world to dance at the strings of an unknowable EldritchAbomination. After Kain learns this, he chose to appear as a villain, while carefully engineering the timestream, pushing it to the point where he could "make the coin land on the edge", creating a [[TakeAThirdOption Third Option]] for the dilemma.
4th Jul '15 2:21:26 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of ''BloodOmen: LegacyOfKain'', Kain is given the choice between sacrificing his own life to restore balance to the world, or using the power he has accumulated to "rule the world in its ruination" - and furthermore, he had been deliberately manipulated towards this end, by someone who expected him to make the 'selfless' choice. He refuses, and so the sequel ''Soul Reaver'' kicks off in the CrapsackWorld that results. As the MindScrew threads of the TimeyWimeyBall are slowly unravelled, and the true identity of TheManBehindTheMan is revealed, however, it turns out that Kain's decision was the ''better'' option for the world. If he DID sacrifice himself, it would only condemn the world to dance at the strings of an unknowable EldritchAbomination. After Kain learns this, he chose to appear as a villain, while carefully engineering the timestream, pushing it to the point where he could "make the coin land on the edge", creating a [[TakeAThirdOption Third Option]] for the dilemma.

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* At the end of ''BloodOmen: LegacyOfKain'', VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'', Kain is given the choice between sacrificing his own life to restore balance to the world, or using the power he has accumulated to "rule the world in its ruination" - and furthermore, he had been deliberately manipulated towards this end, by someone who expected him to make the 'selfless' choice. He refuses, and so the sequel ''Soul Reaver'' kicks off in the CrapsackWorld that results. As the MindScrew threads of the TimeyWimeyBall are slowly unravelled, and the true identity of TheManBehindTheMan is revealed, however, it turns out that Kain's decision was the ''better'' option for the world. If he DID sacrifice himself, it would only condemn the world to dance at the strings of an unknowable EldritchAbomination. After Kain learns this, he chose to appear as a villain, while carefully engineering the timestream, pushing it to the point where he could "make the coin land on the edge", creating a [[TakeAThirdOption Third Option]] for the dilemma.
11th Jun '15 10:16:40 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''{{Marilith}}'', one corrupt cop says this about letting [[PsychoForHire Valentino]] [[note]]who's busy killing other gangs[[/note]] roam free:

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* In ''{{Marilith}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Marilith}}'', one corrupt cop says this about letting [[PsychoForHire Valentino]] [[note]]who's busy killing other gangs[[/note]] roam free:



* In ''JusticeLeague'', J'onn Jonzz, the MartianManhunter really seemed to have taken to using this trope. When Doctor Fate attempted to reason with AMAZO, who had been walking all over the entire League, J'onn pulled this trope. And Fate's response?

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* In ''JusticeLeague'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', J'onn Jonzz, the MartianManhunter really seemed to have taken to using this trope. When Doctor Fate attempted to reason with AMAZO, who had been walking all over the entire League, J'onn pulled this trope. And Fate's response?
8th Jun '15 1:38:16 PM WillBGood
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* In ''{{Bokurano}}'', the pilots of Zearth, once chosen, have 48 hours to complete their battle- [[spoiler:the loser's universe is destroyed]], and the chosen pilots die even if they win, from having their life force drained to power Zearth. Naturally, some of them do not take this well, especially not [[spoiler:Chizu]], who, learning that she is going to die, [[spoiler:plans to kill the men who gang-raped her, having planned on a murder-suicide until she discovered she was pregnant]].

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* In ''{{Bokurano}}'', ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', the pilots of Zearth, once chosen, have 48 hours to complete their battle- [[spoiler:the loser's universe is destroyed]], and the chosen pilots die even if they win, from having their life force drained to power Zearth. Naturally, some of them do not take this well, especially not [[spoiler:Chizu]], who, learning that she is going to die, [[spoiler:plans to kill the men who gang-raped her, having planned on a murder-suicide until she discovered she was pregnant]].
22nd May '15 10:24:07 PM ThomasSmith
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A character is expected to make some sort HeroicSacrifice for the greater good, either BecauseDestinySaysSo or UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. The only problem is... nobody ever told him. When he disagrees with his apparent fate, whoever expects him to give up his life ''willingly'' expresses the sentiment of "What is one man's life worth when weighed against the entire world?" or something similar.

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A character is expected to make some sort of HeroicSacrifice for the greater good, either BecauseDestinySaysSo or UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. The only problem is... nobody ever told him. When he disagrees with his apparent fate, whoever expects him to give up his life ''willingly'' expresses the sentiment of "What is one man's life worth when weighed against the entire world?" or something similar.
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