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27th Jun '17 8:42:38 PM Ramidel
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* The entire point of [[OlderThanFeudalism Plato's]] [[Literature/TheRepublic story about the Ring of Gyges.]]

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* The entire point of [[OlderThanFeudalism Plato's]] [[Literature/TheRepublic story about the Ring of Gyges.]]Gyges]] is that ''no one'' can pass this test. If equipped with a magical ring that gives invisibility (and thus freedom from consequence), Plato believed that anyone would act purely in his own self-interest.
27th Jun '17 12:44:40 PM HBICece
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** Chase spent most of the first two seasons being a near-amoral [[DoctorJerk Doctor Jerk-in-training]], charming patients with lies and treating them like experiments while doing whatever he can to advance his career. Then comes the episode where House orders him to perform a biopsy on the body of a baby that died in his care. Alone in the morgue, Chase prays for the baby's soul before cutting up its body.

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** Chase spent most of the first two seasons being a near-amoral [[DoctorJerk Doctor Jerk-in-training]], charming patients with lies and treating them like experiments while doing whatever he can to advance his career. Then comes the episode where House orders him to perform a biopsy an autopsy on the body of a baby that died in his care. Alone in the morgue, Chase prays for the baby's soul before cutting up its body.
11th Jun '17 8:46:32 AM konekootome
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* ''FanFic/{{Fade}}'' Light quickly figures out that [[spoiler: Near was his killer in the story]], and deduces that he might also know that both he and L are Kira. In spite of all that, he refuses to kill [[spoiler: Near]] or tell L, and begs L not to either when [[spoiler: Near]] confronts them via broadcast, as all he is doing is opposing them he has yet to commit any actual crimes. This shows that this Light still has morals, integrity, and above all else, humanity. It's no wonder why Beyond is so intent on saving him.
6th Jun '17 11:09:21 AM TheNameIsntImportant
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** The trans of thought for both Superman and Batman show just close it was. Superman recalled how Pa Kent told him about what you needed to do regarding a fox in the henhouse (in this case, the metaphor is now being applied to the fox as Lex and the innocent people as the henhouse) while Batman thinks of despite the damage Joker has done, it was only to Gotham and that ultimately, Luthor is worse than Joker and hurts many more people than the Joker.

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** The trans trains of thought for both Superman and Batman show just close it was. Superman recalled how Pa Kent told him about what you needed to do regarding a fox in the henhouse (in this case, the metaphor is now being applied to the fox as Lex and the innocent people as the henhouse) while Batman thinks of despite the damage Joker has done, it was only to Gotham and that ultimately, Luthor is worse than Joker and hurts many more people than the Joker.
6th Jun '17 1:21:49 AM kageshirou
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': Reimu Hakurei has to take this in stride. Solving more prominent incidents like the Scarlet Mist (''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil''), evil-spirit geysers (''Subterranean Animism''), and the earthquakes (''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'') are things she can probably make realistic claims about; but, in general, no one really knows about most of Reimu's efforts to keep the peace in Gensokyo and one of the two (known) reporters in Gensokyo tells her to her face that she has no concrete proof of any of her glories. ([[{{Jerkass}} Her grouchy attitude when she's off solving incidents doesn't help matters, either.)]] Hakurei Shrine getting no visiting worshipers is ''canon''.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': Reimu Hakurei has to take this in stride. Solving more prominent incidents like the Scarlet Mist (''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil''), evil-spirit vengeful geysers (''Subterranean Animism''), and the earthquakes (''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'') are things she can probably make realistic claims about; but, in general, no one really knows about most of Reimu's efforts to keep the peace in Gensokyo and one of the two (known) reporters in Gensokyo tells her to her face that she has no concrete proof of any of her glories. ([[{{Jerkass}} Her grouchy attitude when she's off solving incidents doesn't help matters, either.)]] Hakurei Shrine getting no visiting worshipers is ''canon''.
4th Jun '17 7:29:55 PM Ares101
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* In the ''ComicBook/{{RisingStars}}'' setting, the superpowered Specials were initially banned from all government jobs, including law enforcement. However, [TheCape Matthew Bright]] had always wanted to be a police officer like his dad, simply to serve and protect people. So he built himself a fake identity, passed himself off as a normal person, and managed to join the police force. After establishing himself as a damn good cop, an arsonist bombs a building several of Matthew's fellow officers were in, leaving them trapped as the building burns and collapses around them. The only way to save them is to use his powers, which would out him as a Special, cost him his job, destroy this new life he's made for himself, and possibly land him in prison. The only way to keep the job and life he loves is by letting those men die, which no one could blame him for. After all, he's just a normal guy, right? Nothing he could do. As Matthew's inner thoughts at the time show, he's most definitely not a normal guy, and it has nothing to do with his powers.

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* In the ''ComicBook/{{RisingStars}}'' setting, the superpowered Specials were initially banned from all government jobs, including law enforcement. However, [TheCape Matthew Bright]] Bright had always wanted to be a police officer like his dad, simply to serve and protect people. So he built himself a fake identity, passed himself off as a normal person, and managed to join the police force. After establishing himself as a damn good cop, an arsonist bombs a building several of Matthew's fellow officers were in, leaving them trapped as the building burns and collapses around them. The only way to save them is to use his powers, which would out him as a Special, cost him his job, destroy this new life he's made for himself, and possibly land him in prison. The only way to keep the job and life he loves is by letting those men die, which no one could blame him for. After all, he's just a normal guy, right? Nothing he could do. As Matthew's inner thoughts at the time show, he's most definitely not a normal guy, [[TheCape and it has nothing to do with his powers.powers]].
4th Jun '17 7:28:17 PM Ares101
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* In the ''ComicBook/{{RisingStars}}'' setting, the superpowered Specials were initially banned from all government jobs, including law enforcement. However, [TheCape Matthew Bright]] had always wanted to be a police officer like his dad, simply to serve and protect people. So he built himself a fake identity, passed himself off as a normal person, and managed to join the police force. After establishing himself as a damn good cop, an arsonist bombs a building several of Matthew's fellow officers were in, leaving them trapped as the building burns and collapses around them. The only way to save them is to use his powers, which would out him as a Special, cost him his job, destroy this new life he's made for himself, and possibly land him in prison. The only way to keep the job and life he loves is by letting those men die, which no one could blame him for. After all, he's just a normal guy, right? Nothing he could do. As Matthew's inner thoughts at the time show, he's most definitely not a normal guy, and it has nothing to do with his powers.
-->'''Matthew:''' "I signed on to save lives. If I meant that, then I had to do what was necessary. Or it was all a lie. Whoever did this was smart, all right. Lead me on a wild goose-chase. And now my men are trapped inside the building I didn't search. I can't let them die. I refuse. Damn the exposure, '''I REFUSE'''.
3rd Jun '17 10:38:07 AM gamewiz2x3
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* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', Sylvester is holding a hostage at gunpoint after having previously determined that he needs to LeaveNoWitnesses in order to keep Mary safe from reprisal attacks after they've killed [[TheCaligula the Baron Richmond]], but realizes that he doesn't ''want'' to kill an innocent, and (with the help of a [[MoralityChainBeyondTheGrave hallucinatory Jamie]]) instead goes to considerable lengths to keep his hostages alive, even though it creates complications.

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* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', Sylvester is holding a hostage at gunpoint after having previously determined that he needs to LeaveNoWitnesses in order to keep Mary safe from reprisal attacks after they've killed [[spoiler:killed [[TheCaligula the Baron Richmond]], Richmond]]]], but realizes that he doesn't ''want'' to kill an innocent, and (with the help of a [[MoralityChainBeyondTheGrave hallucinatory Jamie]]) instead goes to considerable lengths to keep his hostages alive, even though it creates complications.
29th May '17 9:50:57 PM nombretomado
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* Referenced in WithinTemptation's ''Utopia'', suggesting a less favourable view of humanity;

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* Referenced in WithinTemptation's Music/WithinTemptation's ''Utopia'', suggesting a less favourable view of humanity;
25th May '17 6:38:17 PM Celcey
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Usually he is, because doing the right thing in the face of great temptation is a mark of great heroism, whereas doing the wrong is not a mark of great villainy. On the contrary -- see KickTheDog. When the wrong path is taken, this is usually the lead to more impressively villainous acts. Occasionally, it is to prove CantGetAwayWithNuthin: a character [[DueToTheDead loots a corpse]], only to discover it can be identified.

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Usually he is, because doing the right thing in the face of great temptation is a mark of great heroism, whereas doing the wrong is not a mark of great villainy. On the contrary -- see KickTheDog.villainy. When the wrong path is taken, this is usually the lead to more impressively villainous acts. Occasionally, it is to prove CantGetAwayWithNuthin: a character [[DueToTheDead loots a corpse]], only to discover it can be identified.
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