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7th Nov '17 10:29:25 PM Xillia26
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* ''Series/S.W.A.T.'' Street, Shemar's boisterous fighter, embodies this trope. Breaking the rules at every turn and doing stuff his own way in order to get things done.
7th Nov '17 10:27:59 PM Xillia26
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* ''Series/S.W.A.T.'' Street, Shemar's boisterous fighter, embodies this trope. Breaking the rules at every turn and doing stuff his own way in order to get things done.
22nd Aug '17 7:13:11 AM gb00393
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** Jaime breaks Tyrion out of the dungeons and helps him escape being executed for a crime he did not commit.
23rd Jul '17 6:09:34 PM Silfir
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** In "Vortex", Odo is desperately asked by a criminal - one whose crime he had personally witnessed, and whom he was ordered to escort to his homeworld with a runabout - called Croden to save his daughter from certain execution at the hands of his homeworld's draconian regime, and take care of her (arguing that Odo and the daughter were both outsiders in an alien culture, and would need each other). This was after Croden had an opportunity to leave Odo for dead and escape with his daughter on the runabout, but saved Odo instead, knowing the changeling would have to complete his mission, which he didn't mind as long as his daughter was safe. An opportunity to save the daughter - by falsely identifying her as a survivor of a spaceship "accident" to a Vulkan science vessel that happens upon the scene - presents itself shortly after, and to Croden's surprise, Odo reports two survivors, allowing Croden to disappear into the Federation along with his daughter while Odo reports him as dead to the authorities of his homeworld.

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** In "Vortex", Odo is desperately asked by a criminal - one whose crime he had personally witnessed, and whom he was ordered to escort to his homeworld with a runabout - called Croden to save his daughter from certain execution at the hands of his homeworld's draconian regime, and take care of her (arguing that Odo and the daughter were both outsiders in an alien culture, and would need each other). This was after Croden [[WhatYouAreInTheDark had an opportunity to leave Odo for dead dead]] and escape with his daughter on the runabout, but saved Odo instead, knowing the changeling would have to complete deliver him to his mission, execution, which he didn't mind as long as his daughter was safe. An opportunity to save the daughter - by falsely identifying her as a survivor of a spaceship "accident" to when a Vulkan science vessel that happens upon the scene shows up - presents itself shortly after, and to Croden's surprise, Odo reports two survivors, allowing Croden to disappear into the Federation along with his daughter while Odo reports him as dead to the authorities of his homeworld.
23rd Jul '17 6:06:48 PM Silfir
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** In "Vortex", Odo is desperately asked by a criminal - one whose crime he had personally witnessed, and whom he was ordered to escort to his homeworld with a runabout - called Croden to save his daughter from certain execution at the hands of his homeworld's draconian regime, and take care of her (arguing that Odo and the daughter were both outsiders in an alien culture, and would need each other). This was after Croden had an opportunity to leave Odo for dead and escape with his daughter on the runabout, but saved Odo instead, knowing the changeling would have to complete his mission, which he didn't mind as long as his daughter was safe. An opportunity to save the daughter - by falsely identifying her as a survivor of a spaceship "accident" to a Vulkan science vessel that happens upon the scene - presents itself shortly after, and to Croden's surprise, Odo reports two survivors, allowing Croden to disappear into the Federation along with his daughter while Odo reports him as dead to the authorities of his homeworld.
29th May '17 12:13:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''WhiteCollar'': Neal does this frequently. If doing what he knows is right means breaking a few rules, he's all for it.

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* ''WhiteCollar'': ''Series/WhiteCollar'': Neal does this frequently. If doing what he knows is right means breaking a few rules, he's all for it.
23rd Apr '17 10:33:00 PM danlansdowne
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* ''{{Series/MASH}}'': Hawkeye is one of the greatest examples of this as he is always a doctor first and an Army Captain second (if ever since he'd rather be a ''lot'' of things between doctor and army). He only ever pulls rank once to order a sergeant to send a "moose" (i.e.: Korean woman whose family literally sold her into slave labor) back home. When that doesn't work, he resorts to his usual methods. While that only happens once, it's easy to lose count of how many times he sees everyone as human and does the right thing despite going against army regulations and people like Frank Burns.

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* ''{{Series/MASH}}'': Hawkeye is one of the greatest examples of this as he is always a doctor first and an Army Captain second (if ever since he'd rather be a ''lot'' of things between doctor and army). He only ever pulls rank twice: once to get a sergeant to put out a cigarette he's smoking in a room full of flammable/explosive either and once to order a sergeant to send a "moose" (i.e.: Korean woman whose family literally sold her into slave labor) back home. When that the latter doesn't work, he resorts to his usual methods. While that only happens once, twice, it's easy to lose count of how many times he sees everyone as human and does the right thing despite going against army regulations and people like Frank Burns.
2nd Apr '17 11:25:05 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In the season 3 finale, this is Davos' justification for going against Stannis' wishes by [[spoiler: freeing Gendry before Melisandre can sacrifice him]].

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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In the season 3 finale, this is Davos' justification for going against Stannis' wishes by [[spoiler: freeing Gendry before Melisandre can sacrifice him]].


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** Robb's opinion of marrying Talisa.
17th Dec '16 2:14:00 PM lunayoshi
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'': Justified constantly. The agents' superiors are constantly them to back off, but the world needs a lot of saving that nobody else will do anything about, so...
15th Dec '16 7:59:40 PM eowynjedi
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** Although the episode "Turnabout Intruder" is mostly just embarrassing, when the bridge crew discusses Lester-as-Kirk's ranting about executing disloyal officers, Sulu says flatly that he'll refuse any such order.
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