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27th Apr '17 9:03:40 AM SullenFrog
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'', Captain Kayto Shields is willing to bend or break the rules when it comes to helping his crew. This is best exemplified during Operation Wedding Crash: when [[NumberTwo Ava]] pulls out a rulebook to cite military regulations on why he shouldn’t directly participate in the mission to rescue [[spoiler:Asaga]], [[ButThouMust Kayto can respond with “No” or “HELL no”]]. Picking the latter will make Kayto yank the rulebook out of her hands and tear it up.
22nd Apr '17 2:12:33 PM Cronosonic
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* This isn't uncommon in the story of ''{{VideoGame/Overwatch}}'', but the most prominent is [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized the King's Row Uprising]] seven years prior to the game's present day, where the Omnic extremist group Null Sector attacked King's Row in London. The problem is, due to reputation issues, Overwatch was not allowed to operate in England by order of the Prime Minister. Commander Morrison (presently known as Soldier 76), of course, wasn't the sort to let people just be slaughtered, and was stewing over the problem of ToBeLawfulOrGood until Tracer came into his office and convinced him to side with good, consequences be damned. And his decision paid off, as Overwatch successfully smashed Null Sector's control in King's Row and thwarted the uprising, though the political and diplomatic consequences of the operation have yet to be elaborated on.[[note]]Despite the unambiguous success that saved thousands of lives, Overwatch ''did'' violate Prime Ministerial orders and encroach on British sovereignty as a result, and the massive egg in the face of the Prime Minister (not allowing Overwatch to perform the operation legally would've been explosive politically and would've handed political ammunition to the opposition party - after all, if he had allowed Overwatch to operate immediately and with more teams, who knows how many more lives might've been saved) and the British military (due to a team of four operatives doing what they couldn't) wouldn't exactly go over well, either.[[/note]]
5th Nov '16 6:41:59 AM Blazer
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse2'', one of the secret scenarios has [[spoiler:Trunks going back to his timeline and saving Future Gohan from the Androids despite this being a ''massive'' breach in Time Patroller protocol. The Supreme Kai of Time and the Elder Kai discuss both the potential good and bad of this and consult the PlayerCharacter on what they should do. Choosing to let it be, though, has the Supreme Kai of Time accept the answer, but warn that this is ultimately her call, so going in and fixing the timeline so that Gohan dies is not off the table.]]
16th Oct '16 11:21:31 AM nombretomado
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* Ramza's entire story throughout all of FinalFantasyTactics.
** And possibly Marche's story in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. Though many fans see his motivation as "Screw your Happiness, I'm doing what's right."

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* Ramza's entire story throughout all of FinalFantasyTactics.
''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''.
** And possibly Marche's story in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance''. Though many fans see his motivation as "Screw your Happiness, I'm doing what's right."
2nd Oct '16 1:49:14 PM Nintendoman01
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** Earlier, before they leave Traverse Town, Donald and Goofy inform Sora that [[AlienNonInterferenceClause in order to preserve the worlds' order, they can't meddle in the affairs of other worlds]], but when Sora sees [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Alice]] being subjected to a KangarooCourt, he promptly chooses to ignore that; in any event, the sheer scope of the villains' plans eventually make it impossible for the heroes ''not'' to meddle.
27th Sep '16 5:50:38 PM PaladinPhoenix
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* In the ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' series, this is what the Paladin is expected to do.

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* In the ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' series, this is what the Paladin is expected to do. It only comes up in the third game, where [[spoiler: the laws of Tarna are dooming a thief to death by starvation]], and technically, all heroes are supposed to do the same thing, but the general idea of a paladin that is maintained throughout the series are that they are forces of good, not justice.
10th Sep '16 10:10:11 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In the final scene of ''VideoGame/BraveFirefighters'', the captain of the two protagonists orders them to evacate, but said protagonists insist on going back in one last time to rescue [[spoiler:the mayor's daughter.]]
16th Aug '16 10:57:16 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', [[spoiler:the entire crew of the UNSC ''Infinity'' does this. Master Chief disobeys Captain Del Rio's orders to hand over Cortana for "decomissioning". Del Rio then orders his bridge crew to arrest [[LivingLegend John-117]] for his disobedience, and nobody steps up to do so. He then orders his XO, Lasky, to prevent the Chief from leaving. Lasky lets the Chief commandeer a Pelican, while the guards on the Hangar Bay salute him as he does it. In a twist, UNSC's command is not exactly happy with Del Rio abandoning a War Hero that had literally saved the entire galaxy, and he's the only person aboard the ship who gets punished.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', [[spoiler:the entire crew of the UNSC ''Infinity'' does this. Master Chief disobeys Captain Del Rio's orders to hand over Cortana for "decomissioning". Del Rio then orders his bridge crew to arrest [[LivingLegend John-117]] for his disobedience, and nobody steps up to do so. He then orders his XO, Lasky, to prevent the Chief from leaving. Lasky lets the Chief commandeer a Pelican, while the guards on the Hangar Bay salute him as he does it. In a twist, UNSC's UNSC high command is not exactly happy with Del Rio for abandoning a War Hero that had literally saved the entire galaxy, and he's the only person aboard the ship who gets punished.]]
10th Jul '16 12:33:28 PM nombretomado
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* BioWare pulled an arguable double subversion in the backstory of KnightsOfTheOldRepublic. The Republic was getting hammered by a Mandalorian invasion and the Jedi were staying out of it because they sensed a threat behind the Mandalorians. While Revan and Malak's intervention likely saved the Republic, it got them DrunkOnTheDarkSide, caused them to try and destroy the Republic in order to "save" it, and turned the Jedi Order into shreds. The double subversion hits when you realize that the Council was right in detecting a threat behind the Mandalorians, even if their approach probably wouldn't have turned out any better than Revan's.[[spoiler:And Revan and Malak didn't turn to the dark side right away after that, they were forced to become Sith when they confronted the Sith Emperor.]]

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* BioWare Creator/BioWare pulled an arguable double subversion in the backstory of KnightsOfTheOldRepublic. The Republic was getting hammered by a Mandalorian invasion and the Jedi were staying out of it because they sensed a threat behind the Mandalorians. While Revan and Malak's intervention likely saved the Republic, it got them DrunkOnTheDarkSide, caused them to try and destroy the Republic in order to "save" it, and turned the Jedi Order into shreds. The double subversion hits when you realize that the Council was right in detecting a threat behind the Mandalorians, even if their approach probably wouldn't have turned out any better than Revan's.[[spoiler:And Revan and Malak didn't turn to the dark side right away after that, they were forced to become Sith when they confronted the Sith Emperor.]]
10th Jul '16 12:32:56 PM SuperBlah
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** Happens a few times in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies''. In ''The Cosmic Turnabout'', [[spoiler:in response to the Phantom's bomb threat, and with no other options that wouldn't further endanger his employees, Yuri Cosmos secretly switches the Space Center's launch pads to prevent Clay Terran and Sol Starbuck from boarding the bomb-rigged HAT-2 rocket]]. In ''Turnabout Reclaimed'', [[spoiler:Herman Crab and Jack Shipley]] do this twice. First, [[spoiler:when Azura Summers dies of a heart attack and everyone thinks Ora Shipley the First killed her, they secretly move Ora to the Supermarine Aquarium instead of following the Center for Dangerous Animal Control's order to put her down]]. Second, [[spoiler:they install the then-illegal TORPEDO system in their own aquarium to allow Dr. Crab to keep a closer eye on the animals' health]]. It's hard not to feel badly for [[spoiler:Dr. Crab]] in the latter case when one realizes that [[spoiler:his actions indirectly led to Sasha Buckler, Phoenix Wright, Athena Cykes, and probably ''the player'' thinking he'd been trying to euthanize Orla - the mere suggestion that he'd try to put any animal down makes him kick the witness stand in rage]].

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** Happens a few times in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies''. In ''The Cosmic Turnabout'', [[spoiler:in response to the Phantom's bomb threat, and with no other options that wouldn't further endanger his employees, Yuri Cosmos secretly switches the Space Center's launch pads to prevent Clay Terran and Sol Starbuck from boarding the bomb-rigged HAT-2 rocket]]. In ''Turnabout Reclaimed'', [[spoiler:Herman Crab and Jack Shipley]] do this twice. First, [[spoiler:when Azura Summers dies of a heart attack and everyone thinks Ora Shipley the First killed her, they secretly move Ora to the Supermarine Aquarium instead of following the Center for Dangerous Animal Control's order to put her down]].down. Dr. Crab also planned to use sleeping pills to feign Orla's euthanization and release her if she was found guilty of killing Jack]]. Second, [[spoiler:they install the then-illegal TORPEDO system in their own aquarium to allow Dr. Crab to keep a closer eye on the animals' health]]. It's hard not to feel badly for [[spoiler:Dr. Crab]] in the latter case when one realizes that [[spoiler:his [[spoiler:these actions indirectly led to Sasha Buckler, Phoenix Wright, Athena Cykes, and probably ''the player'' thinking he'd been trying to euthanize Orla prematurely - the mere suggestion that he'd try to put any animal down ''at all'' makes him kick the witness stand in rage]].
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