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8th Feb '16 7:53:19 PM PaulA
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%%-->-- Lord John Whorfin, '''TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension'''
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%%-->-- Lord John Whorfin, '''TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension''''''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'''

* In ''TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension'', Lord John Whorfin says, "History is made at night. Character is what you are in the dark!"
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* In ''TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension'', ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'', Lord John Whorfin says, "History is made at night. Character is what you are in the dark!"
4th Feb '16 12:27:05 PM LazyHunter
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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Touma Kamijou will '''never''' walk away from somebody in trouble, even though [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold nobody really knows he exists and his accomplishments will never be acknowledged]]. To the point where, one of his opponents asks him why he fights. Touma's reply is enough to convince her that he is insane.
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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Touma Kamijou will '''never''' walk away from somebody in trouble, even though [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold nobody really knows he exists and his accomplishments will never be acknowledged]]. To the point where, one of his opponents asks him why he fights. fights and saves people, Touma's reply that he has never found a single good reason to abandon anyone is enough to convince her that he is insane.insane. ** Touma has defeated Fiamma of the Right, a extremely powerful magician thas has become an enemy of the entire world, and the two of them are stuck in Fiamma's flying fortress, which is falling towards the ground. Fiamma accepts his loss and prepares himself for his death, but he's surprised when Touma helps him up and starts carrying him to the last escape pod. Fiamma questions his actions and points out out that the pod is only capable of saving one of them, and Touma replies without pause that then Fiamma needs to escape. Fiamma is left dumbfounded when he realizes Touma is completely serious, even when he could return home as the hero who defeated the [[BigBad mastermind]] that instigated [[WorldWarIII World War III]] and nobody would criticize him for leaving him behind, instad very likely being praised for finishing him off. This and Touma's actions during their previous fight [[HeelFaceTurn completely change Fiamma's outlook]], motivating him to fight to protect the world he had tried to forcibly purify before and granting him a newfound respect towards Touma's way of saving people he had previously mocked. ** Touma once again follows his personal beliefs by protecting and helping [[spoiler: Othinus, who like Fiamma had become a global enemy and had subjected him [[RealityWarper to millions of worlds designed to torture him]], to relinquish her great powers. During this journey he fights some of his allies and friends that are trying to kill her, and all of them are surprised and confused by Touma's actions, since only Touma and Othinus [[RippleEffectProofMemory kept their memories]] of the events that changed them both.]]
19th Jan '16 12:22:24 PM Willbyr
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* Used during [[spoiler: the collective MindRape scene]] in the ''{{Cyborg 009}}'' 2001 series.
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* Used during [[spoiler: the collective MindRape scene]] in the ''{{Cyborg ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' 2001 series.
14th Jan '16 1:39:42 PM MisterCPC
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* In a ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' story from early in Creator/FrankMiller's run, DD is the only hero available when the Hulk starts running around on another rampage to stop the green goliath from hurting anyone until he calms back down. Naturally, Daredevil is completely outmatched, and the first few minutes of him facing the Hulk leave him badly wounded and forced to retreat to catch his breath. During this Matt contemplates fleeing as he realizes how impossible his odds are, and nobody else would know that he turned tail and ran - except for himself. Refusing to flee like a coward, he goes back and faces the Hulk and gets him to stand down in spite of his injuries.
11th Jan '16 11:50:34 AM MrUnderhill
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** Doesn't apply nearly as much if you're in no shape to fight, however. A choice between [[StupidGood "die, and let pirates and slavers continue"]] or [[PragmaticVillainy "take a bribe, and let pirates and slavers continue"]] [[CaptainObvious really isn't a choice.]]
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** Doesn't apply nearly as much if you're in no shape to fight, however. A choice between [[StupidGood "die, and let pirates and slavers continue"]] or [[PragmaticVillainy "take a bribe, and let pirates and slavers continue"]] [[CaptainObvious [[MortonsFork really isn't a choice.]]
11th Jan '16 11:49:42 AM MrUnderhill
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** Doesn't apply nearly as much if you're in no shape to fight, however. [[PragmaticVillainy A choice between "die, and let pirates and slavers continue" or "take a bribe, and let pirates and slavers continue"]] [[CaptainObvious really isn't a choice.]]
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** Doesn't apply nearly as much if you're in no shape to fight, however. [[PragmaticVillainy A choice between [[StupidGood "die, and let pirates and slavers continue" continue"]] or [[PragmaticVillainy "take a bribe, and let pirates and slavers continue"]] [[CaptainObvious really isn't a choice.]]
11th Jan '16 11:09:28 AM MrUnderhill
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* This combined with SaveScumming is [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in ''VideoGame/Undertale''. It an especially meta example since no one is ''offering'' to let you undo mistakes by resetting (like [[spoiler: killing Toriel when you were trying to spare her]]); it's just a convention of games that have save points. Do so, however, and Flowey will [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech chew you out over it]], showing that you weren't really alone when you made that choice, and even if no one else remembers it, [[RippleEffectProofMemory the two of you will.]]
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* This combined with SaveScumming is [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in ''VideoGame/Undertale''.''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. It an especially meta example since no one is ''offering'' to let you undo mistakes by resetting (like [[spoiler: killing Toriel when you were trying to spare her]]); it's just a convention of games that have save points. Do so, however, and Flowey will [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech chew you out over it]], showing that you weren't really alone when you made that choice, and even if no one else remembers it, [[RippleEffectProofMemory the two of you will.]]
11th Jan '16 11:08:41 AM MrUnderhill
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* This combined with SaveScumming is [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in ''VideoGame/Undertale''. It an especially meta example since no one is ''offering'' to let you undo mistakes by resetting (like [[spoiler: killing Toriel when you were trying to spare her]]); it's just a convention of games that have save points. Do so, however, and Flowey will [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech chew you out over it]], showing that you weren't really alone when you made that choice, and even if no one else remembers it, [[RippleEffectProofMemory the two of you will.]]
6th Jan '16 10:16:38 PM ultimomant
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* Everyone knows that Zoro from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is one of the main good guys and despite him [[TheStoic not showing it as often]], he does look after the crew. The end of Thriller Bark [[spoiler: shows ''exactly'' what kind of lengths he would go for them, as he fully intended to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice himself]] as part of the deal to Kuma to spare the others.]]
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': ** Everyone knows that Zoro from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is one of the main good guys and despite him [[TheStoic not showing it as often]], he does look after the crew. The end of Thriller Bark [[spoiler: shows ''exactly'' what kind of lengths he would go for them, as he fully intended to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice himself]] as part of the deal to Kuma to spare the others.]]

** Usopp's fights also tend to be examples of this. Especially his first real battle of the series. His opponent [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Choo]] is his physical superior in every conceivable way, and Usopp survives his first encounter by playing dead. As he starts covering himself in dirt to make his excuse for letting Choo leave more believable, he realizes he doesn't ''want'' to be a coward and a liar, stands up to Choo while scared to death, and actually comes out on top and wins. ** To Usopp's credit, he was certainly FASTER than Choo.
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** Usopp's fights also tend to be examples of this. Especially his first real battle of the series. His opponent [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Choo]] is his physical superior in every conceivable way, and Usopp survives his first encounter by playing dead. As he starts covering himself in dirt to make his excuse for letting Choo leave more believable, he realizes he doesn't ''want'' to be a coward and a liar, stands up to Choo while scared to death, and actually comes out on top and wins. ** wins. To Usopp's credit, he was certainly FASTER than Choo.

* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/TheBestNightEver'' has Prince Blueblood, stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop on the day of the Grand Galloping Gala, work very hard at shedding his PrinceCharmless qualities and go full-out to make the Gala as good as it can be in order to escape. Due to the huge amounts of loops (numbering in the hundred if not thousands) as well as the desperate attempts of becoming free (he even attempted a dark spell to create an unquenchable fire at the cost of his soul) before he attempts to improve, he is clearly reaching a limit. While his latest attempt seemingly goes off right, it fails [[spoiler:because he's trying ''too'' hard, and all of it comes across as artificial]]. As he goes out into the palace sculpture garden, stands at the foot of [[RealityWarper Discord's]] statue, and ''seriously considers setting him free'' in exhcnage to finally stop his nightmare. After a long moment of contemplation, Blueblood finally decides he can't do it, and walks away to try one more time. [[spoiler: He ''finally'' ends up succeeding and completeing his transformation from PrinceCharmless to TheWisePrince]].
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/TheBestNightEver'' has Prince Blueblood, stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop on the day of the Grand Galloping Gala, work very hard at shedding his PrinceCharmless qualities and go full-out to make the Gala as good as it can be in order to escape. Due to the huge amounts of loops (numbering in the hundred hundreds if not thousands) as well as the desperate attempts of becoming free (he even attempted a dark spell to create an unquenchable fire at the cost of his soul) before he attempts to improve, he is clearly reaching a limit. While his latest attempt seemingly goes off right, it fails [[spoiler:because he's trying ''too'' hard, and all of it comes across as artificial]]. As he goes out into the palace sculpture garden, stands at the foot of [[RealityWarper Discord's]] statue, and ''seriously considers setting him free'' in exhcnage to exchange for finally stop stopping his nightmare. After a long moment of contemplation, Blueblood finally decides he can't do it, and walks away to try one more time. [[spoiler: He ''finally'' ends up succeeding and completeing completing his transformation from PrinceCharmless to TheWisePrince]].TheWisePrince.]]
1st Jan '16 11:11:04 PM Tyrathius
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Not a Moral Event Horizon. Anakin remained a good character for awhile after that, and (since he was ultimately redeemed) arguably never had one at all.
** Echoed in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' when Palpatine urges Anakin Skywalker to murder a defenseless Count Dooku. [[MoralEventHorizon Whatever good was in him is gone after that.]] Or so everyone but Padmé believed anyway.
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** Echoed in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' when Palpatine urges Anakin Skywalker to murder a defenseless Count Dooku. [[MoralEventHorizon Whatever good was in him is gone after that.]] Or so everyone [[ShootTheDog Anakin actually goes through with it]], but Padmé believed anyway.immediately regrets it.
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