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24th May '16 6:50:54 PM erraticegomania
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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 [[MoralityChainFromBeyondTheGrave 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 [[TheCaligula the Baron Richmond]], but realizes that he doesn't ''want'' to kill an innocent, and (with the help of a [[MoralityChainFromBeyondTheGrave [[MoralityChainBeyondTheGrave hallucinatory Jamie]]) instead goes to considerable lengths to keep his hostages alive, even though it creates complications.
24th May '16 6:50:31 PM erraticegomania
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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 [[MoralityChainFromBeyondTheGrave hallucinatory Jamie]]) instead goes to considerable lengths to keep his hostages alive, even though it creates complications.
22nd May '16 12:58:27 AM Tron80
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* In the first scene of ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', Shinji is keeping watch over a comatose Asuka. He accidentally gets Asuka's gown unbuttoned, and he realizes he could do to her whatever he wanted and no one would ever find out. However he covers up her body with a sheet and leaves, feeling profoundly disgusted with himself.
1st May '16 12:19:41 AM WillBGood
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* The "Between Brothers" episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Thundercats2011}}'' has this. When a young Lion-O and Tygra are playing as kids, Lion-O is crossing a tree trunk bridge over a pit. Tygra, as a child, breaks the edge of the bridge with his foot causing Lion-O to fall in. Young Lion-O doesn't see him do this (although present day Lion-O does, as he watches this memory) and falls into the pit. Tygra appears to abandon him, so if Lion-O were to die down there, no one would know it was Tygra's fault... although present day Tygra reveals that he ''did'' feel guilty afterward and immediately ran to their father for help.

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* The "Between Brothers" episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Thundercats2011}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Thundercats2011'' has this. When a young Lion-O and Tygra are playing as kids, Lion-O is crossing a tree trunk bridge over a pit. Tygra, as a child, breaks the edge of the bridge with his foot causing Lion-O to fall in. Young Lion-O doesn't see him do this (although present day Lion-O does, as he watches this memory) and falls into the pit. Tygra appears to abandon him, so if Lion-O were to die down there, no one would know it was Tygra's fault... although present day Tygra reveals that he ''did'' feel guilty afterward and immediately ran to their father for help.
22nd Apr '16 1:28:53 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'':
** In chapter 23, [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]] tried to talk all Children into joining him while they slept. All refused him.
--->"Look, my offer stands, up until the bitter end, okay? So when you're face down in the dirt and your friends are all dying around you, keep me in mind. Just say the word and you'll be saved, your friends will be saved, your sister and Kensuke will be saved, and everything will be alright."\\
"You're still not taking my soul."
** The Children and Misato could have [[spoiler:lived forever in the FalseUtopia created by Gendo and Yui, even though that world was being steadily corrupted by the power used to create it, and no one would ever know it. However they chose to fight and restore the real world.]]
9th Apr '16 12:24:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''FamilyMatters'': When offered a bribe, policeman Carl Winslow rephrased response #1 as "I can't shave with my eyes closed." He then explains it means he wouldn't be able to look at himself in the mirror.

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* ''FamilyMatters'': ''Series/FamilyMatters'': When offered a bribe, policeman Carl Winslow rephrased response #1 as "I can't shave with my eyes closed." He then explains it means he wouldn't be able to look at himself in the mirror.
28th Mar '16 2:03:45 AM SSJMagus
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': [[TheCaptain Sisko]] faces this when given an opportunity to bring the [[EnemyMine Romulans]] into the [[DarkestHour war]] against [[TheEmpire the Dominion]]. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope He gives in]].]]

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': [[TheCaptain Sisko]] faces this when given an opportunity to bring the [[EnemyMine Romulans]] into the [[DarkestHour war]] against [[TheEmpire the Dominion]]. The problem is, doing so involves deception and eventually murder. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope He gives in]].]]
24th Mar '16 2:24:26 PM Fangusu
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* To everyone who has ever had an ingrained desire to do something they knew was wrong, and then consciously chose not to do it: We salute you.
* As Begrudgingly arrogant and ignorant as it sounds; being told to "man up" sometimes has its benefits. Holding your feet to the fire is going to be the fastest and best way for a person to learn or do something; and that the fear of doing or failing at something is far worse than just going out and trying, even at failing.
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20th Mar '16 5:24:48 AM M3
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* As Begrudgingly arrogant and ignorant as it sounds; being told to "man up" sometimes has its benefits. Holding your feet to the fire is going to be the fastest and best way for a person to learn or do something; and that the fear of doing or failing at something is far worse than just going out and trying, even at failing.
17th Mar '16 1:49:34 PM shadowdragon
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* To everyone who has ever had an ingrained desire to do something they knew was wrong, and then consciously chose not to do it: We salute you.
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