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8th Feb '16 2:24:03 PM Sapphirea2
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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong The Wedding of River Song]]", in an attempt to save the Doctor's life, River Song [[spoiler: tries to overcome her programming to shoot the Doctor by wasting all her shots, breaking what should be a fixed point in time. As such, all of causality breaks down, and all of existence on Earth happens at once. The Doctor berates her for her willingness to hurt all of reality for him, but in an odd turn for a hero, she doesn't care. In the end, it turns out the Doctor had his own plan for getting out of it, so she really need not have bothered.]]
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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong The Wedding of River Song]]", in an attempt to save the Doctor's life, River Song [[spoiler: tries to overcome her programming to shoot the Doctor by wasting all her shots, breaking what should be a fixed point in time. As such, all of causality breaks down, and all of existence on Earth happens at once. The Doctor berates her for her willingness to hurt all of reality for him, but in an odd turn for a hero, she doesn't care. In the end, it turns out the Doctor had his own plan for getting out of it, so she really need not have bothered.]]bothered]].

** A key thread of the Series 9 StoryArc involves this trope. In "The Girl Who Died" (which starts with mounting examples of this trope -- Clara tries to help a Viking villager and they end up teleported onto an alien ship as a result; said villager then provokes aliens who already had what they wanted into fighting), in the wake of tragedy the anguished Doctor rashly decides to [[spoiler: save the Viking girl Ashildr from death]]; problem is, [[spoiler: the only way he can do it will turn her immortal]]. He almost immediately worries he's invoked this trope, and he's eventually proven right, in that [[spoiler: Ashildr -- becomes near-sociopathic a few centuries later, resenting the Doctor for "trapping" her in immortality]]. While he tries to make up for the damage he's done and helps stop further disaster in "The Woman Who Lived", it's not enough, in that [[spoiler: in "Face the Raven" she betrays him to the Time Lords in 2015 in exchange for protection of a "trap street" she is Mayor of -- an act that inadvertently leads to the death of Clara -- and he ends up undergoing sadistic torture]]. The end result of these mounting miseries is that the Doctor temporarily turns into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and almost destroys the universe. All because [[spoiler: he couldn't bear to let an innocent girl die]]...
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** A key thread of the Series 9 StoryArc involves this trope. In "The Girl Who Died" (which starts with mounting examples of this trope -- Clara tries to help a Viking villager and they end up teleported onto an alien ship as a result; said villager then provokes aliens who already had what they wanted into fighting), in the wake of tragedy the anguished Doctor rashly decides to [[spoiler: save the Viking girl sweet, innocent Ashildr from death]]; problem is, [[spoiler: the only way he can do it will turn it [[spoiler: turns her immortal]]. He almost immediately worries he's invoked this trope, and he's eventually proven right, in that [[spoiler: Ashildr -- becomes is near-sociopathic a few centuries later, later and resenting the Doctor him for "trapping" her in immortality]]. life]]. While he tries to make up for the damage he's done and helps stop further disaster in "The Woman Who Lived", it's not enough, in that [[spoiler: in "Face the Raven" she betrays him to the Time Lords in 2015 in exchange for protection of a "trap street" she is Mayor of -- an act that inadvertently leads to the death of Clara -- and he ends up undergoing sadistic undergoes torture]]. The end result of these mounting miseries is that the Doctor temporarily turns into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and almost destroys the universe. All because [[spoiler: he couldn't bear universe before being brought back to let an innocent girl die]]...his best self.
8th Feb '16 2:19:51 PM Sapphirea2
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* A key thread of the Series 9 StoryArc involves this trope. In "The Girl Who Died" (which starts with mounting examples of this trope -- Clara tries to help a Viking villager and they end up teleported onto an alien ship as a result; said villager then provokes aliens who already had what they wanted into fighting), in the wake of tragedy the anguished Doctor rashly decides to [[spoiler: save the Viking girl Ashildr from death]]; problem is, [[spoiler: the only way he can do it will turn her immortal]]. He almost immediately worries he's invoked this trope, and he's eventually proven right, in that [[spoiler: Ashildr -- becomes near-sociopathic a few centuries later, resenting the Doctor for "trapping" her in immortality]]. While he tries to make up for the damage he's done and helps stop further disaster in "The Woman Who Lived", it's not enough, in that [[spoiler: in "Face the Raven" she betrays him to the Time Lords in 2015 in exchange for protection of a "trap street" she is Mayor of -- an act that inadvertently leads to the death of his companion Clara Oswald -- and he ends up undergoing sadistic torture at their hands]]. Ultimately, the end result of these mounting miseries is that the Doctor temporarily turns into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. All because [[spoiler: he couldn't bear to let an innocent girl die]]...
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* ** A key thread of the Series 9 StoryArc involves this trope. In "The Girl Who Died" (which starts with mounting examples of this trope -- Clara tries to help a Viking villager and they end up teleported onto an alien ship as a result; said villager then provokes aliens who already had what they wanted into fighting), in the wake of tragedy the anguished Doctor rashly decides to [[spoiler: save the Viking girl Ashildr from death]]; problem is, [[spoiler: the only way he can do it will turn her immortal]]. He almost immediately worries he's invoked this trope, and he's eventually proven right, in that [[spoiler: Ashildr -- becomes near-sociopathic a few centuries later, resenting the Doctor for "trapping" her in immortality]]. While he tries to make up for the damage he's done and helps stop further disaster in "The Woman Who Lived", it's not enough, in that [[spoiler: in "Face the Raven" she betrays him to the Time Lords in 2015 in exchange for protection of a "trap street" she is Mayor of -- an act that inadvertently leads to the death of his companion Clara Oswald -- and he ends up undergoing sadistic torture at their hands]]. Ultimately, the torture]]. The end result of these mounting miseries is that the Doctor temporarily turns into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and almost destroys the universe. All because [[spoiler: he couldn't bear to let an innocent girl die]]...
8th Feb '16 2:18:52 PM Sapphirea2
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* A key thread of the Series 9 StoryArc involves this trope. In "The Girl Who Died" (which starts with mounting examples of this trope -- Clara tries to help a Viking villager and they end up teleported onto an alien ship as a result; said villager then provokes aliens who already had what they wanted into fighting), in the wake of tragedy the anguished Doctor rashly decides to [[spoiler: save the Viking girl Ashildr from death]]; problem is, [[spoiler: the only way he can do it will turn her immortal]]. He almost immediately worries he's invoked this trope, and he's eventually proven right, in that [[spoiler: Ashildr -- becomes near-sociopathic a few centuries later, resenting the Doctor for "trapping" her in immortality]]. While he tries to make up for the damage he's done and helps stop further disaster in "The Woman Who Lived", it's not enough, in that [[spoiler: in "Face the Raven" she betrays him to the Time Lords in 2015 in exchange for protection of a "trap street" she is Mayor of -- an act that inadvertently leads to the death of his companion Clara Oswald -- and he ends up undergoing sadistic torture at their hands]]. Ultimately, the end result of these mounting miseries is that the Doctor temporarily turns into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. All because [[spoiler: he couldn't bear to let an innocent girl die]]...
6th Feb '16 11:51:40 AM Firestorm17
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Character revealed to be female
** And again in Season 10. [[spoiler:Breaking the Mark of Cain may free Dean from becoming a demon, but it also allows [[AntiGod The Darkness]], an entity so powerful even God couldn't kill him, to escape.]]
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** And again in Season 10. [[spoiler:Breaking the Mark of Cain may free Dean from becoming a demon, but it also allows [[AntiGod The Darkness]], an entity so powerful even God couldn't kill him, her, to escape.]]
6th Feb '16 1:35:39 AM Anddrix
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* In the ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'' episode "Raising Hell", the protagonists and Magnus Bane summon a memory demon - containing it in a bond they form by linking hands, [[spoiler:but each of them has to give up a memory of "the one they love the most" in order to get Clary's memories from the demon. Alec freaks out when he has to give up the memory of Jace, since he's desperate to deny any sort of romantic attraction. He breaks the bond, despite Magnus' explicit instructions not to do that. This forces Clary to kill the Memory Demon to save Jace, costing her the chance of recovering her memories]].
28th Jan '16 11:24:06 PM SSJMagus
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** A Romulan senator also accuses Sisko of essentially causing the entire Dominion War because he mishandled their first few meetings. The senator was, of course, rather naive in assuming the Dominion could be negotiated with effectively. [[spoiler: Of course, Sisko and Garak then used the senator to break the peace between the Dominion and the Romulan Empire.]]
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** A Romulan senator also accuses Sisko of essentially causing the entire Dominion War because he mishandled their first few meetings. The senator was, of course, rather naive in assuming the Dominion could be negotiated with effectively. [[spoiler: Of course, Sisko and Garak then used the senator to break the peace between the Dominion and the Romulan Empire. Initially by providing him with fake evidence of impending Dominion attack on Romulus, but when that failed Garak went behind Sisko's back and murdered the Romulan senator while making it look like the Dominion was responsible.]]
28th Jan '16 7:33:29 AM FlowerofMay
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** This trope is lampshaded in the 200th episode, along with everything else. --->'''Carter''': It makes the characters look stupid. I mean, do you really think the best way to introduce the heroes of the story is to show them causing a massive catastrophe? --->'''Mitchell''': That's... realistic.
14th Dec '15 7:52:55 PM dsneybuf
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After re-watching the part of this musical about hunting Evillene
* In ''[[Theatre/TheWiz The Wiz Live!]]'' Dorothy's crash landing in Oz kills Evamean, the Wicked Witch of the East. While the Munchkins thank Dorothy for freeing them from Evamean's control, the Wiz unfortunately tells Dorothy that now Munchkinland remains free for the taking. The Wicked Witch of the West, Evillene, starts plotting to conquer Munchkinland, so the Wiz sends Dorothy to kill Evillene, before the witch [[TakeOverTheWorld takes over all of Oz]].
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* In ''[[Theatre/TheWiz The Wiz Live!]]'' Dorothy's crash landing in Oz kills Evamean, the Wicked Witch of the East. While the Munchkins thank Dorothy for freeing them from Evamean's control, the Wiz unfortunately tells Dorothy that now Munchkinland remains Evamean's death left the whole East portion of Oz free for the taking. The After the Wicked Witch of the West, Evillene, starts plotting to conquer Munchkinland, so claims this property, and enslaves its denizens, the Wiz sends Dorothy to kill Evillene, before the witch [[TakeOverTheWorld takes over all of Oz]].
11th Dec '15 7:11:20 AM dsneybuf
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* In ''[[Theatre/TheWiz The Wiz Live!]]'' Dorothy's crash landing in Oz kills Evamean, the Wicked Witch of the East. While the Munchkins thank Dorothy for freeing them from Evamean's control, the Wiz unfortunately tells Dorothy that now Munchkinland remains free for the taking. The Wicked Witch of the West, Evillene, has started plotting to conquer Munchkinland, so the Wiz sends Dorothy to kill Evillene, before the witch [[TakeOverTheWorld takes over all of Oz]].
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* In ''[[Theatre/TheWiz The Wiz Live!]]'' Dorothy's crash landing in Oz kills Evamean, the Wicked Witch of the East. While the Munchkins thank Dorothy for freeing them from Evamean's control, the Wiz unfortunately tells Dorothy that now Munchkinland remains free for the taking. The Wicked Witch of the West, Evillene, has started starts plotting to conquer Munchkinland, so the Wiz sends Dorothy to kill Evillene, before the witch [[TakeOverTheWorld takes over all of Oz]].
11th Dec '15 7:08:06 AM dsneybuf
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* In ''{{Series/Outlander}}'', "Black Jack" has Jamie captured. Jamie is under sentence of death, but Black Jack makes the offer: [[spoiler:Have sex with me]], and I'll kill you however you like, instead of the gallows. Jamie tells Black Jack to go to hell. Then Claire stages a daring rescue--and gets captured. Jamie has to [[PleaseIWillDoAnything agree to Black Jack's terms]] to [[ScarpiaUltimatum get Claire released]].

* In ''[[Theatre/TheWiz The Wiz Live!]]'' Dorothy's crash landing in Oz kills Evamean, the Wicked Witch of the East. While the Munchkins thank Dorothy for freeing them from Evamean's control, the Wiz unfortunately tells Dorothy that now Munchkinland remains free for the taking. The Wicked Witch of the West, Evillene, has started plotting to conquer Munchkinland, so the Wiz sends Dorothy to kill Evillene, before the witch [[TakeOverTheWorld takes over all of Oz]].

* In ''{{Series/Outlander}}'', "Black Jack" has Jamie captured. Jamie is under sentence of death, but Black Jack makes the offer: [[spoiler:Have sex with me]], and I'll kill you however you like, instead of the gallows. Jamie tells Black Jack to go to hell. Then Claire stages a daring rescue--and gets captured. Jamie has to [[PleaseIWillDoAnything agree to Black Jack's terms]] to [[ScarpiaUltimatum get Claire released]].
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