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13th Feb '17 1:27:00 AM ChrisX
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' comic ''A Better World'', Symmetra watched at how far her company Vishkar would go to attain dominion over Rio. She has tried as much as she can to subvert their orders within their surveillance, such as her anti-killing policy, and she'd still let Vishkar know that. But the moment she saw the girl she just befriended in danger of dying from the fire, she proceeded to save her life even when it's more convenient and in-line with Vishkar's KnightTemplar zealotry to just leave her to die. Nobody, not even Vishkar knows this, except that little girl, who's ambiguous in either hating her or still believing her out of gratitude. And hell, the world wouldn't know either, to them and especially [[ArchEnemy Lucio]], Symmetra would be just a LawfulNeutral Vishkar cheerleader/golden girl that embodies all its corruptions and she would act accordingly to its image of trying to support Vishkar and harassing its oppositions, but the event is considered the definitive reason why Symmetra is ''the'' TokenGoodTeammate and NobleTopEnforcer of Vishkar instead of being the same as her co-workers.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' comic ''A Better World'', Symmetra watched at how far her company Vishkar would go to attain dominion over Rio. She has tried as much as she can to subvert their orders within their surveillance, such as her anti-killing policy, and she'd still let Vishkar know that. But the moment she saw the girl she just befriended in danger of dying from the fire, she proceeded to save her life even when it's more convenient and in-line with Vishkar's KnightTemplar zealotry to just leave her to die. Nobody, not even Vishkar knows this, except that little girl, who's ambiguous in either hating her or still believing her out of gratitude. And hell, the world wouldn't know either, to them and especially [[ArchEnemy Lucio]], Symmetra would be just a LawfulNeutral Vishkar cheerleader/golden girl that embodies all its qualities and corruptions (especially the latter) and she would act accordingly to its image of trying to support Vishkar and harassing its oppositions, but the event is considered the definitive reason why Symmetra is ''the'' TokenGoodTeammate and NobleTopEnforcer of Vishkar instead of being the same as her co-workers.
13th Feb '17 12:05:58 AM ChrisX
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' comic ''A Better World'', Symmetra watched at how far her company Vishkar would go to attain dominion over Rio. She has tried as much as she can to subvert their orders within their surveillance, such as her anti-killing policy, and she'd still let Vishkar know that. But the moment she saw the girl she just befriended in danger of dying from the fire, she proceeded to save her life even when it's more convenient and in-line with Vishkar's KnightTemplar zealotry to just leave her to die. Nobody, not even Vishkar knows this, except that little girl, who's ambiguous in either hating her or still believing her out of gratitude. And hell, the world wouldn't know either, to them and especially [[ArchEnemy Lucio]], Symmetra would be just a LawfulNeutral Vishkar cheerleader/golden girl that embodies all its corruptions and she would act accordingly to its image of trying to support Vishkar and harassing its oppositions, but the event is considered the definitive reason why Symmetra is ''the'' TokenGoodTeammate and NobleTopEnforcer of Vishkar instead of being the same as her co-workers.
8th Feb '17 5:23:15 PM eowynjedi
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** An early astronaut stumbles across some NegativeSpaceWedgie and ends up in the Delta Quadrant. Though he realizes his chances of rescue are non-existent, he continues to do his work, dutifully recording and exploring. He eventually spots a piece of alien hull, and realizes that it was worth their effort, and his sacrifice to explore the galaxy.

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** An early astronaut stumbles across some NegativeSpaceWedgie and ends up in the Delta Quadrant. Though he realizes his chances of rescue are non-existent, he continues to do his work, dutifully recording and exploring. He eventually spots a piece of alien hull, and realizes that it was worth their effort, and his sacrifice to explore the galaxy.galaxy, to learn that humanity isn't alone in the universe.
5th Feb '17 9:46:57 PM ritzoreo
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* Bernard from ''OldSchool'' was more successful at resisting temptation during a frat party by refusing to sleep with a college girl who was more than willing."

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* Bernard from ''OldSchool'' ''OldSchool''. Even though he was more successful at resisting the one with the idea to start a fraternity and the one who talks and raves about the fun they'll have, he's still the only founding member who's married, and he successfully resists temptation during a frat party by refusing to sleep with a college girl who was more than willing."
26th Jan '17 9:23:57 AM Tightwire
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* In the Holiday Special of ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye,'' a Sparkling ends up on the Lost Light, smuggled in a crate of booze even as everybody prepares to hide for the night. Only Whirl, Swerve and Nautica know about the Sparkling, and though they've tried to send it safely back to Cybertron, Whirl's left holding the baby, the last one awake. The only safe option left seems to be to flush the Sparkling out of an airlock, and nobody ever needs to know. It's the only way to protect the crew, anyway. Even if they did find out, it's not like Whirl's got some kind of heroic reputation to lose. [[spoiler: Whirl tucks the Sparkling into his own cockpit and turns off his own spark to keep everybody safe - which nearly kills him]]. It's a big CharacterDevelopment moment for him.
20th Jan '17 2:34:37 PM MsZephy7
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'', Johnny, desperate for the cash to pay his father's bail from prison, secretly breaks into Buster's office to steal the prize money. But he changes his mind when he sees Buster's notes on his profile - namely, the "Natural born singer" part.
19th Jan '17 1:23:02 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': During the end of the Fairy Dance arc, Sugou, after being [[WoundThatWillNotHeal maimed and permanently injured]] by Kirito during their battle in ALO, attacks Kirito in real life outside the hospital Asuna is in with a knife. Kirito manages to overpower him and seems fully prepared to [[SlashedThroat slit Sugou's throat]] with his own knife, particularly after all of the atrocities Sugou committed throughout the arc, not the least of which was [[spoiler: sexually harassing Asuna while [[ForcedToWatch making Kirito watch]]]]. Ultimately, however, Kirito settles for just leaving an utterly broken Sugou, reduced to InelegantBlubbering and knowing his plans are in ruin, unconscious in the parking lot for the police.



* This happens in ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' of all places, with Batman as the tempter. When both heroes confront then-president of the United States, Lex Luthor, over a bounty he placed on Superman's head, blaming Luthor for an incoming meteor (made of Kryptonite or containing it at least) about to hit the earth, and the beating he just gave to their respective proteges, Superman has been pushed so far he is ready to fry Luthor. Luthor actually tries to goad him, believing Superman wouldn't do it or that if he did, the fact that Superman committed murder would be a massive blow agasint him and the people's faith in him, thus a form of post-mortem vengeance against Superman. However, that is when Batman shows up and quite calmly tells Superman he [Batman] won't stop him, and that they can just make it look like an accident or "better yet, as if he'd vanished without a trace." Luthor begins ''sweating cold'' when he realizes he may genuinely lose his life for good. Needless to say, Superman doesn't kill him and settles for throwing him against the wall before leaving to stop the meteor. Which was what Batman probably [[BatmanGambit knew would happen]] all along. Probably.

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* This happens in ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' of all places, with Batman as the tempter. When both heroes confront then-president of the United States, Lex Luthor, over a bounty he placed on Superman's head, blaming Luthor for an incoming meteor (made of Kryptonite or containing it at least) about to hit the earth, and the beating he just gave to their respective proteges, Superman has been pushed so far he is ready to fry Luthor. Luthor actually tries to goad him, believing Superman wouldn't do it or that if he did, the fact that Superman committed murder would be a massive blow agasint against him and the people's faith in him, thus a form of post-mortem vengeance against Superman. However, that is when Batman shows up and quite calmly tells Superman he [Batman] won't stop him, and that they can just make it look like an accident or "better yet, as if he'd vanished without a trace." Luthor begins ''sweating cold'' when he realizes he may genuinely lose his life for good. Needless to say, Superman doesn't kill him and settles for throwing him against the wall before leaving to stop the meteor. Which was what Batman probably [[BatmanGambit knew would happen]] all along. Probably.
12th Jan '17 10:57:47 AM Skybrigadier
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* ''Fanfic/CorrinReacts'': Flora encounters this situation in the past [[spoiler:when Corrin attempts to rescue her from a canyon she'd fallen into and nearly dies from exposure to the raging blizzard, despite loathing Corrin and chewing him out for his (as it turns out, unintentional) participation in her being held hostage at the Northern Fortress. Instead of leaving him to die, Flora goes to save his life and later becomes FireForgedFriends with him.]] It's implied she still feels massively guilty about this incident.
8th Jan '17 11:31:13 AM DVB
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', [[JerkJock Flash Thompson]] learns that during a football tournament his team won one of the players was taking a performance-enhancing drug. He's told that by that very player, in a one-on-one conversation, and he knows, that should the word get out, their championship (that he ruined his leg achieving) would be disqualified. The word still gets out... from Flash himself, because to him an unfair victory isn't worth much.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', [[JerkJock Flash Thompson]] learns that during a football tournament his team won one of the players was taking a performance-enhancing drug. He's told that by that very player, in a one-on-one conversation, and he knows, that should the word get out, their championship (that he ruined his leg achieving) achieving and thus ruining a chance for a good scholarship) would be disqualified. The word still gets out... from Flash himself, because to him an unfair victory isn't worth much.



** Later Spider-Man confronts Uncle Ben's killer again. He's The Cat, aka Black Cat's father, and she blackmails Spidey into breaking him out of prison. He refuses to leave, determined to pay for his crimes.

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** Later Spider-Man confronts Uncle Ben's killer again. He's The Cat, aka '''Black Cat's father.''' Black Cat was trying to break him out while Peter was there testing the prison's new security system at request from management since it was used to contain superhumans (though the system has been hijacked by Green Goblin, kickstarting the plot.) Mr. Hardy actually takes Spidey's place to fix the system and insists on staying, fully knowing what he did and to atone for his crimes (and possibly even knowing Spider-Man is Peter Parker.) Unfortunatley, this also strains Black Cat's father, and she blackmails relation with Spidey into breaking as she blames his influence for him out of staying in prison. He refuses to leave, determined to pay for his crimes.
8th Jan '17 11:26:55 AM DVB
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* This happens in ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' of all places, with Batman as the tempter. When both heroes confront then-president of the United States, Lex Luthor, over a bounty he placed on Superman's head, blaming Luthor for an incoming meteor about to hit the earth, and the beating he just gave to their respective proteges, Superman has been pushed so far he is ready to fry Luthor, who actually dares him to do it since he doesn't believe he will go that far. That is, until Batman shows up and quite calmly tells Superman he [Batman] won't stop him, and that they can just make it look like an accident or "better yet, as if he'd vanished without a trace." It is at this point that Luthor starts sweating cold. Needless to say, Superman doesn't kill him and settles for throwing him against the wall before leaving to stop the meteor. Which was what Batman probably [[BatmanGambit knew would happen]] all along. Probably.
** A similar moment happens in a DCAU finale. After [[spoiler:Flash defeats Lexiac and vanishes into the speed force]], Luthor taunts the heroes that he did kill him after all. Superman picks him up by the neck and readies the laser vision. Wonder Woman starts to rush forward, but Batman holds her off.

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* This happens in ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' of all places, with Batman as the tempter. When both heroes confront then-president of the United States, Lex Luthor, over a bounty he placed on Superman's head, blaming Luthor for an incoming meteor (made of Kryptonite or containing it at least) about to hit the earth, and the beating he just gave to their respective proteges, Superman has been pushed so far he is ready to fry Luthor, who Luthor. Luthor actually dares him tries to goad him, believing Superman wouldn't do it since he doesn't believe he will go or that far. That is, until if he did, the fact that Superman committed murder would be a massive blow agasint him and the people's faith in him, thus a form of post-mortem vengeance against Superman. However, that is when Batman shows up and quite calmly tells Superman he [Batman] won't stop him, and that they can just make it look like an accident or "better yet, as if he'd vanished without a trace." It is at this point that Luthor starts sweating cold.begins ''sweating cold'' when he realizes he may genuinely lose his life for good. Needless to say, Superman doesn't kill him and settles for throwing him against the wall before leaving to stop the meteor. Which was what Batman probably [[BatmanGambit knew would happen]] all along. Probably.
** 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.
** A similar moment happens in a DCAU finale. After [[spoiler:Flash defeats Lexiac and vanishes into the speed force]], Speed Force]], Luthor taunts the heroes that he did kill him after all. Superman picks him up by the neck and readies the laser vision. Wonder Woman starts to rush forward, but Batman holds her off.



** That was definitely a BatmanGambit. Superman had been struggling throughout the arc with the actions of his alternate universe counterpart. Batman wanted to give Superman the chance to affirm his character. With the opportunity, Supes shows just how strong he truly is.

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** That was definitely a BatmanGambit. Superman had been struggling throughout the arc with the actions of his alternate universe counterpart.counterpart, while also dealng with the fallout of having been mind-controlled by Darkseid just before the start of the show (around the end of Superman the Animated series). Batman wanted to give Superman the chance to affirm his character. With the opportunity, Supes shows just how strong he truly is.



* In Chapter 7 of Creator/DonRosa's ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', "Dreamtime Duck of the Never-Never", Scrooge (decades before becoming wealthy) chooses to return a huge opal that had been stolen to its rightful place in a sacred Aboriginal cave, rather than take it for himself and make a fortune selling it. Even though the theft wouldn't be discovered for a hundred years.

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* In Chapter 7 of Creator/DonRosa's ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', "Dreamtime Duck of the Never-Never", Scrooge (decades (years before becoming wealthy) chooses to return a huge opal that had been stolen to its rightful place in a sacred Aboriginal cave, rather than take it for himself and make a fortune selling it. Even though the theft wouldn't be discovered for a hundred years.
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