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22nd Mar '17 10:04:21 AM Nap1100
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* The final sequence of Ending E in ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' gives the player a choice in this regard: [[spoiler:You've just beaten an incredibly hard MiniGameCredits to finally get a glimmer of hope in the game's world after everything has gone to hell, and chances are you likely did it with help you accepted from other players online after you died too many times to the minigame. Pod 042 reveals that the reason that those players were able to help you was that [[HeroicSacrifice they sacrificed their game's save data after beating the game to give help to some other random person trying to win, i.e. you.]] You are then given the choice to do so or not. No one will likely ever know who you are, since you're just a random anonymous name among the thousands in the network; the only satisfaction you will likely get from doing so is your own personal conscience.]]
15th Mar '17 10:05:22 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* Janet of Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus ''fails'' this trope when she's alone in a room save for a bug (actually Miss Frizzle's class aboard the shrunken bus) and decides to gleefully sabotage the class's entry for a scent competition instead of playing fair. ''No one'' is happy with her and [[FanNickname the Frizz Kids]] beating her and subtly calling her out is perfectly LaserGuidedKarma.
10th Mar '17 2:20:36 PM eowynjedi
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* In one ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' short story, Hornblower is put in charge of an Irish rebel to be hanged, who agrees not to make a speech if Hornblower will deliver his seachest to his widow. After it's done, Hornblower decides to poke around inside and discovers that the lid is a puzzle box full of rebel pamphlets, a list of names, and a wad of likely CounterfeitCash, no doubt destined for some hideout. Hornblower considers whether to reveal his discovery, which took a great deal of cleverness and would probably raise his standing. On the other hand, it would wreck the career of the man who searched the rebel's effects in the first place. Hornblower quietly has the chest dumped overboard.
26th Feb '17 7:57:24 AM redandready45
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', Jenny encounters a sentient wind-up toy that, [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain while completely harmless as a villain]], annoys her to death with frequent demands to "SURRENDER!" Problem is, she can't attack him, because too many people find him cute. Jenny eventually catches Killgore at night, but finds she doesn't have it in heart to attack a helpless, if annoying, creature.
22nd Feb '17 3:26:03 AM Kakai
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** After Cam gives him TheReasonYouSuckSpeech [[spoiler:and leaves him]], he realizes he's free to pursue Vivia's death like he wanted to and no-one can stop him, but instead choses to consider what Cam's told him.
** He has a choice or either staying in hiding and learning valuable information or intervene and save Cam (who doesn't know he's here), and choses the latter.
** Finally, [[spoiler:when they're hanging high in the air, out of everyone's earshot, Kullen gives him his WeCanRuleTogether spiel and points out that all Merik has to do to kill Vivia is to do nothing for a few more seconds. Merik choses to save her instead.]]

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** *** After Cam gives him TheReasonYouSuckSpeech [[spoiler:and leaves him]], he realizes he's free to pursue Vivia's death like he wanted to and no-one can stop him, but instead choses to consider what Cam's told him.
** *** He has a choice or either staying in hiding and learning valuable information or intervene and save Cam (who doesn't know he's here), and choses the latter.
** *** Finally, [[spoiler:when they're hanging high in the air, out of everyone's earshot, Kullen gives him his WeCanRuleTogether spiel and points out that all Merik has to do to kill Vivia is to do nothing for a few more seconds. Merik choses to save her instead.]]
22nd Feb '17 3:24:33 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'':
** Merik has three such moments in quick succession.
** After Cam gives him TheReasonYouSuckSpeech [[spoiler:and leaves him]], he realizes he's free to pursue Vivia's death like he wanted to and no-one can stop him, but instead choses to consider what Cam's told him.
** He has a choice or either staying in hiding and learning valuable information or intervene and save Cam (who doesn't know he's here), and choses the latter.
** Finally, [[spoiler:when they're hanging high in the air, out of everyone's earshot, Kullen gives him his WeCanRuleTogether spiel and points out that all Merik has to do to kill Vivia is to do nothing for a few more seconds. Merik choses to save her instead.]]
** Iseult has this moment in the climax of the second book, when she realizes that she can either keep searching for Safi like she did for all of the novel, or come back and save Aeduen. As an added bonus, Aeduen doesn't expect her to return, and Safi doesn't even know Iseult's travelling in a company. [[spoiler:She comes back for him.]]
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."
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