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10th May '16 11:20:01 PM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'': Nice job figuring out Cromartie's plan, Sarah. Go ahead, [[UnwittingPawn call John and warn him Cromartie is after him]]. Wait, is that a phone tap... into the local cellular tower... oops.


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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': Nice job figuring out Cromartie's plan, Sarah. Go ahead, [[UnwittingPawn call John and warn him Cromartie is after him]]. Wait, is that a phone tap... into the local cellular tower... oops.
8th May '16 6:39:33 AM bud0011
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
** In the penultimate episode of season 1, Fitz - knowing that he and Simmons are about to be executed regardless of what they do - uses an EMP pulse to disable The Clairvoyant's life support system, [[TakingYouWithMe nearly killing him]]. Unfortunately, this leaves [[DarkChick Raina]] to inject her dying leader with an unstable, untested cocktail of drugs she was halfway through preparing for him... which makes him super-strong and ''extremely'' insane.
** In the season 2 premiere, we learn that Simmons [[spoiler:left S.H.I.E.L.D. because she thought Fitz's recovery from the brain damage he sustained would progress better if he didn't become dependent on her]]. Unfortunately, this backfires ''hard'': [[spoiler:Fitz is literally unable to cope with her leaving, having a complete breakdown that ends with him [[ImaginaryFriend hallucinating a version of Simmons]] that he relies on for companionship, support and assistance. Oh, and the effects of his brain damage - already more severe than he realises - are getting worse as well, possibly because of his breakdown, possibly because Simmons ''was also his medic'' and there doesn't seem to be anyone else working towards his recovery]]. This is later subverted when it turns out [[spoiler: Simmons was actually infiltrating HYDRA]] and Coulson did not want to risk revealing this information to anyone else.
** In the midseason finale of season 3, Coulson defeats [[spoiler: Ward]], the HYDRA agent who betrayed Coulson and his team, became a major adversary of Coulson's, killed numerous S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, tortured and seriously injured [[spoiler: Bobbi]], tried to have [[spoiler: May's ex-husband Dr. Garner]] assassinated, and murdered [[spoiler: Rosalind Price, the woman Coulson was in love with]]. Faced with the option of abandoning him to an almost certain death on a barren planet or killing him right then and there, [[spoiler: he choses the latter]]. This allows [[spoiler: Hive, an Inhuman so dangerous, his own kind banished him to another planet, to assimilate Ward's corpse and return to Earth]], as well as accomplishing HYDRA's primary objective of [[spoiler: bringing Hive back]].

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
** In the penultimate episode of season 1, Fitz - knowing that he and Simmons are about to be executed regardless of what they do - uses an EMP pulse to disable The Clairvoyant's life support system, [[TakingYouWithMe nearly killing him]]. Unfortunately, this leaves [[DarkChick Raina]] to inject her dying leader with an unstable, untested cocktail of drugs she was halfway through preparing for him... which makes him super-strong and ''extremely'' insane.
** In the season 2 premiere, we learn that Simmons [[spoiler:left S.H.I.E.L.D. because she thought Fitz's recovery from the brain damage he sustained would progress better if he didn't become dependent on her]]. Unfortunately, this backfires ''hard'': [[spoiler:Fitz is literally unable to cope with her leaving, having a complete breakdown that ends with him [[ImaginaryFriend hallucinating a version of Simmons]] that he relies on for companionship, support and assistance. Oh, and the effects of his brain damage - already more severe than he realises - are getting worse as well, possibly because of his breakdown, possibly because Simmons ''was also his medic'' and there doesn't seem to be anyone else working towards his recovery]]. This is later subverted when it turns out [[spoiler: Simmons was actually infiltrating HYDRA]] and Coulson did not want to risk revealing this information to anyone else.
** In the midseason finale of season 3, Coulson defeats [[spoiler: Ward]], the HYDRA agent who betrayed Coulson and his team, became a major adversary of Coulson's, killed numerous S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, tortured and seriously injured [[spoiler: Bobbi]], tried to have [[spoiler: May's ex-husband Dr. Garner]] assassinated, and murdered [[spoiler: Rosalind Price, the woman Coulson was in love with]]. Faced with the option of abandoning him to an almost certain death on a barren planet or killing him right then and there, [[spoiler: he choses the latter]]. This allows [[spoiler: Hive, an Inhuman so dangerous, his own kind banished him to another planet, to assimilate Ward's corpse and return to Earth]], as well as accomplishing HYDRA's primary objective of [[spoiler: bringing Hive back]].
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31st Mar '16 5:37:30 PM ading
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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 her, 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 her, to escape.]] Though [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain neither Sam nor Dean could plausibly be called a "hero" by that point.]]]]
24th Mar '16 8:42:19 PM gsbr
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** In the midseason finale of season 3, Coulson defeats [[spoiler: Ward]], the HYDRA agent who betrayed Coulson and his team, became a major adversary of Coulson's, killed numerous S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, tortured and seriously injured [[spoiler: Bobbi]], tried to have [[spoiler: May's ex-husband Dr. Garner]] killed, and murdered [[spoiler: Rosalind Price, the woman Coulson was in love with]]. Faced with the option of abandoning him to an almost certain death on a barren planet or killing him right then and there, [[spoiler: he choses the latter]]. This allows [[spoiler: Hive, an Inhuman so dangerous, his own kind banished him to another planet, to assimilate Ward's corpse and return to Earth]], as well as accomplishing HYDRA's primary objective of [[spoiler: bringing Hive back]].

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** In the midseason finale of season 3, Coulson defeats [[spoiler: Ward]], the HYDRA agent who betrayed Coulson and his team, became a major adversary of Coulson's, killed numerous S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, tortured and seriously injured [[spoiler: Bobbi]], tried to have [[spoiler: May's ex-husband Dr. Garner]] killed, assassinated, and murdered [[spoiler: Rosalind Price, the woman Coulson was in love with]]. Faced with the option of abandoning him to an almost certain death on a barren planet or killing him right then and there, [[spoiler: he choses the latter]]. This allows [[spoiler: Hive, an Inhuman so dangerous, his own kind banished him to another planet, to assimilate Ward's corpse and return to Earth]], as well as accomplishing HYDRA's primary objective of [[spoiler: bringing Hive back]].
21st Mar '16 10:37:57 PM gsbr
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** In the penultimate episode of Season 1, Fitz - knowing that he and Simmons are about to be executed regardless of what they do - uses an EMP pulse to disable The Clairvoyant's life support system, [[TakingYouWithMe nearly killing him]]. Unfortunately, this leaves [[DarkChick Raina]] to inject her dying leader with an unstable, untested cocktail of drugs she was halfway through preparing for him... which makes him super-strong and ''extremely'' insane.
** In the Season 2 premiere, we learn that Simmons [[spoiler:left S.H.I.E.L.D. because she thought Fitz's recovery from the brain damage he sustained would progress better if he didn't become dependent on her]]. Unfortunately, this backfires ''hard'': [[spoiler:Fitz is literally unable to cope with her leaving, having a complete breakdown that ends with him [[ImaginaryFriend hallucinating a version of Simmons]] that he relies on for companionship, support and assistance. Oh, and the effects of his brain damage - already more severe than he realises - are getting worse as well, possibly because of his breakdown, possibly because Simmons ''was also his medic'' and there doesn't seem to be anyone else working towards his recovery.]]

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** In the penultimate episode of Season season 1, Fitz - knowing that he and Simmons are about to be executed regardless of what they do - uses an EMP pulse to disable The Clairvoyant's life support system, [[TakingYouWithMe nearly killing him]]. Unfortunately, this leaves [[DarkChick Raina]] to inject her dying leader with an unstable, untested cocktail of drugs she was halfway through preparing for him... which makes him super-strong and ''extremely'' insane.
** In the Season season 2 premiere, we learn that Simmons [[spoiler:left S.H.I.E.L.D. because she thought Fitz's recovery from the brain damage he sustained would progress better if he didn't become dependent on her]]. Unfortunately, this backfires ''hard'': [[spoiler:Fitz is literally unable to cope with her leaving, having a complete breakdown that ends with him [[ImaginaryFriend hallucinating a version of Simmons]] that he relies on for companionship, support and assistance. Oh, and the effects of his brain damage - already more severe than he realises - are getting worse as well, possibly because of his breakdown, possibly because Simmons ''was also his medic'' and there doesn't seem to be anyone else working towards his recovery.]]recovery]]. This is later subverted when it turns out [[spoiler: Simmons was actually infiltrating HYDRA]] and Coulson did not want to risk revealing this information to anyone else.
** In the midseason finale of season 3, Coulson defeats [[spoiler: Ward]], the HYDRA agent who betrayed Coulson and his team, became a major adversary of Coulson's, killed numerous S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, tortured and seriously injured [[spoiler: Bobbi]], tried to have [[spoiler: May's ex-husband Dr. Garner]] killed, and murdered [[spoiler: Rosalind Price, the woman Coulson was in love with]]. Faced with the option of abandoning him to an almost certain death on a barren planet or killing him right then and there, [[spoiler: he choses the latter]]. This allows [[spoiler: Hive, an Inhuman so dangerous, his own kind banished him to another planet, to assimilate Ward's corpse and return to Earth]], as well as accomplishing HYDRA's primary objective of [[spoiler: bringing Hive back]].
19th Mar '16 8:11:05 PM seekquaze1
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* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' Hercules's blind hatred of the gods and eagerness to help humanity in opposing them causes him to several times make things worse when he tries to make things better.
** In season 4, Hercules becomes a god to better help mankind while ignoring the political situation on Olympus. His focus on saving humans is used to distract him while Hera overthrows Zeus and seizes control of Olympus.
** Hercules tries to prove the Norse God Balder is not invincible by trying to wound him with a dart without considering where said dart came from. It poisons Balder starting off Ragnarok and the death of the Norse Gods. Hercules tries to brush it off until he learns the Norsemen are more dependent on their gods than other humans.
** Perhaps the biggest one, Hercules does not hesitated agreeing to help the Sumarian king/demigod Gilgamesh in stealing a magical chalice that sustains the Sumarian gods since he assumes the Sumarian gods are no different than the Olympians and pointlessly tormenting humanity. In truth, the "torments" were fall out from their struggle to keep the evil Dahak out of the world. The destruction of the chalice, made only possible thanks to the help of Hercules results in the death of Iolaus, destruction of the Sumarian pantheon, and allowing Dahak to enter the world.
19th Mar '16 12:41:24 PM DavidCowie
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* ''Series/UnsereMuetterUnsereVaeter:'' On the Eastern Front in 1943, Wehrmacht officer Wilhelm Winter tells a superior officer that partisan activity has increased, and the officer drily replies "Thanks to our far-sighted policy of treating these people as inferiors."
20th Feb '16 9:07:13 AM Cameron178
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* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': [[spoiler: Stefan screwed up BIG TIME in season seven. First, while Damon wanted to wait until Lily's guard was down and kill Julian after six months, Stefan, who was justifiably pissed that Julian had killed his unborn child, went after him immediately instead. This action caused Lily to put a spell linking her life to Julian's. As a result, when she later tried to kill Julian herself, it was too late: Julian had removed the spell, fearing that he would die soon at the hands of her kids, and didn't want her to get killed along with him.]]
** [[spoiler: Later on, Stefan led a revenge mission with Damon, only to nearly get killed by Julian and his friends. Now, Damon wanted to stop. However, Stefan didn't listen and teamed up with Valerie, the mother of his unborn child who also wanted Julian dead, to kidnap Mary Louise. Unfortunately, Stefan told no one else what he was doing. This led to Julian and Nora thinking that everyone else was involved, and both Bonnie and Damon were attacked. The end came with Damon AND Stefan both trapped in the Phoenix stone.]]
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]]...
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