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17th Sep '17 10:33:41 PM dbdude01
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* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'': Captain Dylan Hunt is given the chance to frame his former friend Telemachus in order to restore the Commonwealth, a case of UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. He chooses not to, but not without some reservations.

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Captain Dylan Hunt is given the chance to frame his former friend Telemachus in order to restore the Commonwealth, a case of UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. He chooses not to, but not without some reservations.reservations.
** In an alternate timeline, Gaheris Rhade survives the long night instead of Dylan and realizes [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone what a huge mistake]] he made by betraying the Commonwealth. He sets out to restore the Commonwealth but had very little success. When given the opportunity to go back in time and let Dylan be the one to save the universe, he took it knowing that doing so would erase all evidence of his attempts to atone and that his best friend along with the rest of the known worlds would only remember him as a traitor.
*** It turned out that history was much kinder to Gaheris than he anticipated. He was remembered as a hero who [[RightForTheWrongReasons died trying to save the Commonwealth]] and Dylan found it in his heart to forgive Gaheris and believed he had the best of intentions.
14th Sep '17 10:56:57 PM ultimomant
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* The whole point of ''{{Film/Logan}}''. The title character wants nothing more to do with being the superhero {{Wolverine}} and wants to live a normal life. Then, he meets a girl who went through the same experiment performed on him and looks after her with the promise of a large sum of cash for doing so. Once he is paid, no one would blame him for just leaving; [[spoiler:however, after a TheReasonWhyYouSuck speech from the girl, who is for all intents and purposes his daughter, he decides to risk his life to keep her and her "siblings" from being recaptured and used as deadly assassins, proving that he still is a hero.]]

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* The whole point of ''{{Film/Logan}}''. The title character wants nothing more to do with being the superhero {{Wolverine}} and wants to live a normal life. Then, he meets a girl who went through the same experiment performed on him and looks after her with the promise of a large sum of cash for doing so. Once he is paid, no one would blame him for just leaving; [[spoiler:however, after a TheReasonWhyYouSuck speech TheReasonYouSuckSpeech from the girl, who is for all intents and purposes his daughter, he decides to risk his life to keep her and her "siblings" from being recaptured and used as deadly assassins, proving that he still is a hero.]]
7th Sep '17 4:28:56 PM Vir
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* In the ''ComicBook/{{RisingStars}}'' setting, the superpowered Specials were initially banned from all government jobs, including law enforcement. However, 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, [[TheCape and it has nothing to do with his powers]].

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* In the ''ComicBook/{{RisingStars}}'' ''ComicBook/RisingStars'' setting, the superpowered Specials were initially banned from all government jobs, including law enforcement. However, 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, [[TheCape and it has nothing to do with his powers]].
30th Aug '17 3:34:22 PM SinDustries
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* The whole plot point in the film ''{{Film/Logan}}''. The title character wants nothing more to do with being the superhero {{Wolverine}} and wants to live a normal life. Until he meets a girl who went through the same experiment he did forced on him to care for. He is promised money for helping the young girl reach destination. Onve he achieves the goal, he is giving the money that was promised. [[spoiler: However, he decides to risk his life to save the girl and her allies from being recaptured and used as deadly assassins, proving that he still is a hero.]]

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* The whole plot point in the film of ''{{Film/Logan}}''. The title character wants nothing more to do with being the superhero {{Wolverine}} and wants to live a normal life. Until Then, he meets a girl who went through the same experiment he did forced performed on him to care for. He is promised money and looks after her with the promise of a large sum of cash for helping the young girl reach destination. Onve he achieves the goal, doing so. Once he is giving paid, no one would blame him for just leaving; [[spoiler:however, after a TheReasonWhyYouSuck speech from the money that was promised. [[spoiler: However, girl, who is for all intents and purposes his daughter, he decides to risk his life to save the girl keep her and her allies "siblings" from being recaptured and used as deadly assassins, proving that he still is a hero.]]
24th Aug '17 5:52:55 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jaime's most compassionate acts in his life are known only to Brienne. In the first case he killed the Mad King to save King's Landing from a wildfire explosion that would have murdered hundreds of thousands of innocents, and in the second he lied to Locke to spare Brienne's life.
23rd Aug '17 9:54:13 AM GrammarNavi
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* In the first book of Creator/HarryTurtledove's AlternateHistory ''Colonization'' series, a sequel to the earlier ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series, Vyacheslav Molotov, General Secretary of the Communist Party, is kidnapped and sent to the ''gulag'' by Lavrentiy Beria, chief of [[SecretPolice the NKVD]], as part of Beria's attempted coup to seize control of the SovietUnion. Molotov is rescued by Georgy Zhukov, Beria's rival and commander of the RedArmy, after Zhukov survived his own attempted assassination and thwarted the coup. In the aftermath, with Beria already having delivered false announcements that Molotov had voluntarily retired and with many senior communist officials already dead, Molotov is worried that Zhukov could easily just execute him and seize power for himself now that Beria had been dealt with. Zhukov seems to consider this for a moment, but in the end, apparently surprising even himself, he allows Molotov to remain as General Secretary and head of the Soviet Union. Zhukov is not above extorting more funding for the Red Army afterward and "suggesting" the course of political actions, but he remains loyal to Molotov for the duration of his rule. This is likely a reference to the RealLife Zhukov's admission that he was much better dealing with military matters than with politics.

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* In the first book of Creator/HarryTurtledove's AlternateHistory ''Colonization'' series, a sequel to the earlier ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series, Vyacheslav Molotov, General Secretary of the Communist Party, is kidnapped and sent to the ''gulag'' by Lavrentiy Beria, chief of [[SecretPolice the NKVD]], as part of Beria's attempted coup to seize control of the SovietUnion.[[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]]. Molotov is rescued by Georgy Zhukov, Beria's rival and commander of the RedArmy, after Zhukov survived his own attempted assassination and thwarted the coup. In the aftermath, with Beria already having delivered false announcements that Molotov had voluntarily retired and with many senior communist officials already dead, Molotov is worried that Zhukov could easily just execute him and seize power for himself now that Beria had been dealt with. Zhukov seems to consider this for a moment, but in the end, apparently surprising even himself, he allows Molotov to remain as General Secretary and head of the Soviet Union. Zhukov is not above extorting more funding for the Red Army afterward and "suggesting" the course of political actions, but he remains loyal to Molotov for the duration of his rule. This is likely a reference to the RealLife Zhukov's admission that he was much better dealing with military matters than with politics.
8th Aug '17 9:43:27 PM infernape612
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---> '''Pablo''': I've got more money than you've ever seen! What say you? Join me, and take a seat of power at my side.

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---> --> '''Pablo''': I've got more money than you've ever seen! What say you? Join me, and take a seat of power at my side.
8th Aug '17 11:52:31 AM Kalaong
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[[DoWeHaveThisOne Compare and contrast]] the ''villainous'' version; the villain has [[TheBadGuyWins achieved everything he set out to do]], has wealth and power beyond his imagination, and is perhaps even ready to [[UnholyMatrimony settle down]] with someone they [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes genuinely and unselfishly love]]. Then they realize that their actions [[EveryoneHasStandards cross a line]] - believing utterly that what they have done is unforgivable and a HeelFaceTurn probably won't even ''work'' - and they give it all up to fight for Good '''anyway.'''


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* At the climax of ''Series/StargateSG1's'' PilotMovie, Teal'c, the First Prime of [[GodEmperor Apophis]], is about to execute hundreds of innocent captives at his god's command. Then O'Neill begs him;
-->'''O'Neill''': I can ''save'' these people! ''Help me!'' Help me.\\
'''Teal'c''': ''Many'' have said that! ''(Turns and fires on his fellow Serpent Guards, then throws O'Neill his weapon)'' But you are the first I believe could do it!
**A pretty impressive case, as his authority was second only to his god's, he's committed ''genocide'' - '''repeatedly''' - in his god's name, he had a wife and son, and he's betrayed them all in order for a single moment of rebellion. O'Neill is pretty cool about it.
--->'''O'Neill''': Hey, come on!\\
'''Teal'c''': ...I have nowhere to go.\\
'''O'Neill''': For this you can stay at my place, let's go!


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* Halfway through the last season of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Zuko has finally gotten everything he ''said'' he wanted; he's Prince of the Fire Nation again, he's wealthy and respected, he has his father's praise, he even has a girl he loves. Then, [[spoiler:he finds out his father is about to ''kill an entire continent and SaltTheEarth.'' He immediately flees the capitol with nothing but the clothes on his back, throwing himself on the heroes' mercy because he can't abide it, knowing full well that they're ''really'' pissed at him; he ''[[LiteralMetaphor literally]]'' chased them clear across the world, made a global catastrophe possible that a dear friend of the heroes had to make a HeroicSacrifice to stop, then threw their previous offer of redemption in their face and ''got TheMessiah killed''([[BackFromTheDead temporarily]]). They're not ''too'' harsh on him; they throw him out again and ignore him until he helps save them from an assassin... that he hired earlier]]. [[HeroWithAnFInGood Yeah]].
22nd Jul '17 4:47:45 AM Psi001
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* In ''Disney/BambiII'', Bambi has been sent to live with another doe after his mother's death, despite vigorously wanting to stay with his father. Later, the doe gets caught in a hunting snare with vicious dogs making a beeline for her. Despite the doe actually begging Bambi to run and save himself, he chooses to distract the dogs onto him and save her life.
13th Jul '17 11:32:44 AM Give1Take2
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* ''Disney/TheRescuers'' has Bernard singing the RAS anthem by himself just outside the meeting hall. When Bianca sees him doing that, that is enough proof for her of how deeply he values the organization's ideals. Bernard was merely the janitor at the time, and the other representatives/agents who were in the meeting hall were being far less reverent of the anthem.
* [[{{Disney/Tarzan}} Disney's Tarzan]] has [[BigBad Clayton]] give Tarzan the choice of shooting him with his own double-barreled shotgun with no one else around: "Go ahead, shoot me, [[IronicEcho be a man]]". Tarzan's reply? ''Mimicking'' the sound of the gun being shot to put some fear into Clayton before smashing said shotgun in front of him. "Not a man like ''you''."



* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' Charlie Brown winds up getting the perfect score on a test. Because of this, all the kids in school and town, barring Lucy, view him as a genius, which earns him a large amount of popularity. [[spoiler:During an award ceremony for passing the test, he discovers that he and Peppermint Patty accidentally signed their names on each other's test sheets when they were rushing to turn the papers in - she's the one who really got the perfect score. He's the only one who knows the truth, and if he wanted to could continue to keep it a secret, keeping his newfound popularity in the process. Instead he confesses the screw-up to everyone and tells them that Peppermint Patty was the one who aced the test. This turns out to be one of the main factors to winning the Little Red-Haired Girl's heart.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' Charlie Brown winds up getting [[{{Disney/Tarzan}} Disney's Tarzan]] has [[BigBad Clayton]] give Tarzan the perfect score on a test. Because choice of this, all shooting him with his own double-barreled shotgun with no one else around: "Go ahead, shoot me, [[IronicEcho be a man]]". Tarzan's reply? ''Mimicking'' the kids in school and town, barring Lucy, view him as a genius, which earns him a large amount of popularity. [[spoiler:During an award ceremony for passing the test, he discovers that he and Peppermint Patty accidentally signed their names on each other's test sheets when they were rushing to turn the papers in - she's the one who really got the perfect score. He's the only one who knows the truth, and if he wanted to could continue to keep it a secret, keeping his newfound popularity in the process. Instead he confesses the screw-up to everyone and tells them that Peppermint Patty was the one who aced the test. This turns out to be one sound of the main factors gun being shot to winning the Little Red-Haired Girl's heart.]]put some fear into Clayton before smashing said shotgun in front of him. "Not a man like ''you''."



* TheIronGiant: When Hogarth first encounters the Giant, he witnesses it accidentally tangling itself up in and getting electrocuted by power lines out in a secluded power station after dark. Terrified out of his mind, he has a chance to run home through the woods in the dark with no one the wiser, not even the Giant. However, as he hears is ''screaming'' in pain he realizes that he can't leave it to suffer, and so risks his own personal safety to shut off the power to save its life, despite still thinking its dangerous and having no expectation that it'll notice or feel grateful later. (Thankfully for Hogarth, [[GentleGiant it]] [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe does]].)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Moana}}'' gives us something sweet at the start. Baby Moana is down at the beach and sees a pretty seashell and really wants it, but she sees a little baby turtle scared of the birds trying to eat it as it's trying to get to the water. No one would blame her if she were to just get the shell at that age, but Moana grabs a leaf and protects it from the birds, losing the shell in the process. This is what makes the ocean choose her.
* ''Disney/TheRescuers'' has Bernard singing the RAS anthem by himself just outside the meeting hall. When Bianca sees him doing that, that is enough proof for her of how deeply he values the organization's ideals. Bernard was merely the janitor at the time, and the other representatives/agents who were in the meeting hall were being far less reverent of the anthem.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Moana}}'' gives us something sweet at the start. Baby Moana is down at the beach and sees a pretty seashell and really wants it, but she sees a little baby turtle scared of the birds trying to eat it as it's trying to get to the water. No one would blame her if she were to just get the shell at that age, but Moana grabs a leaf and protects it from the birds, losing the shell in the process. [[MomentOfHeartwarming This is what makes the ocean choose her]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Moana}}'' gives us something sweet at In ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' Charlie Brown winds up getting the start. Baby Moana is down at perfect score on a test. Because of this, all the beach kids in school and sees town, barring Lucy, view him as a pretty seashell genius, which earns him a large amount of popularity. [[spoiler:During an award ceremony for passing the test, he discovers that he and Peppermint Patty accidentally signed their names on each other's test sheets when they were rushing to turn the papers in - she's the one who really wants it, but she sees a little baby turtle scared of got the birds trying to eat it as it's trying to get to perfect score. He's the water. No only one would blame her if she were to just get who knows the shell at that age, but Moana grabs a leaf truth, and protects if he wanted to could continue to keep it from the birds, losing the shell a secret, keeping his newfound popularity in the process. [[MomentOfHeartwarming Instead he confesses the screw-up to everyone and tells them that Peppermint Patty was the one who aced the test. This is what makes turns out to be one of the ocean choose her]].main factors to winning the Little Red-Haired Girl's heart.]]
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