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29th Jun '16 4:29:30 AM aartbastiaan
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** Another OlderThanPrint example is this 13th century Middle Dutch rhyme:
--->''Als du wel does so swigher of'' ("If you do [something] good, don't speak of it.")
--->''Dus saltu hebben ghoden lof'' ("Then you will have God's praise.")
18th Jun '16 10:10:43 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', [[ButtMonkey Jaune Arc]] is being bullied by Team CRDL when they're attacked by an Ursa. Most of CRDL flees, but the team's leader, [[JerkAss Cardin]], gets left behind. Jaune has the perfect opportunity to leave Cardin to die when he thinks no one is looking (in reality, Ruby, Weiss , and Pyrrha were nearby), but stays to defend him anyway.
9th Jun '16 8:06:09 PM SirSapphire
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** 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.
9th Jun '16 1:54:50 PM margdean56
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TheHero is alone, except, perhaps, for the villain. No one whose opinion he cares about - possibly no one at all - will ever need to know what he does next, and he knows it. And there is a [[DirtyBusiness useful but corrupt act]] that he could commit, reaping the benefit without anyone ever knowing. If he does not do it, the consequences can be severe, even [[HeroicSacrifice deadly]]. If the villain is there, he is urging the hero to do it, which possibly involves cleaning up any possible witnesses. Very likely, he is at his DarkestHour, even on the verge of the DespairEventHorizon.

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TheHero is alone, except, perhaps, for the villain. No one whose opinion he cares about - -- possibly no one at all - -- will ever need to know what he does next, and he knows it. And there is a [[DirtyBusiness useful but corrupt act]] that he could commit, reaping the benefit without anyone ever knowing. If he does not do it, the consequences can be severe, even [[HeroicSacrifice deadly]]. If the villain is there, he is urging the hero to do it, which possibly involves cleaning up any possible witnesses. Very likely, he is at his DarkestHour, even on the verge of the DespairEventHorizon.



* 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.

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* In a ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' story from early in Creator/FrankMiller's run, DD is the only hero available available, when the Hulk starts running around on another rampage 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.
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.
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