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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]].
10th Jul '16 12:18:27 PM SuperBlah
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* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations'' has this with [[spoiler:the Yatagarasu, two attorneys and a detective who resorted to finding evidence of crime through theft when the law wouldn't reach far enough for them.]] This becomes a mirrored dilemma for Edgeworth late in the game, when [[spoiler:he must decide whether to use Badd's stolen evidence against Alba, since legally it can't be used at all.]]

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''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations'' has this with [[spoiler:the Yatagarasu, two attorneys and a detective who resorted to finding evidence of crime through theft when the law wouldn't reach far enough for them.]] This becomes a mirrored dilemma for Edgeworth late in the game, when [[spoiler:he must decide whether to use Badd's stolen evidence against Alba, since legally it can't be used at all.]]]]
** 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]].
7th Jul '16 1:25:14 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* This is the backstory of the original ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'': Not only does the police do nothing to stop TheSyndicate's criminal activities, it's been corrupted by said syndicate, so three justice-seeking officers--the protagonists of the game--quit the force and decide to take matters into their own hands.

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* This is the backstory of the original ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'': Not only does the police do nothing to stop TheSyndicate's criminal activities, it's been corrupted by said syndicate, so three justice-seeking officers--the protagonists of the game--quit the force and decide to take matters into their own hands.
7th Jul '16 1:24:51 AM LucaEarlgrey
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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 dodo.
* This is the backstory of the original ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'': Not only does the police do nothing to stop TheSyndicate's criminal activities, it's been corrupted by said syndicate, so three justice-seeking officers--the protagonists of the game--quit the force and decide to take matters into their own hands.
29th Jun '16 9:38:54 PM GoblinCipher
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** This is also how Tidus meets Yuna, and arguably, an EstablishingCharacterMoment; after learning that the apprentice summoner has been inside the Cloister of Trials for over a day, he decides to go in after her, yelling "Like I care!" when he's told it's taboo not to do so.
** This comes back later in the game, where Tidus yells "You can stuff your taboos!" Only this time, members of the party [[CharacterDevelopment join Tidus and help him out, rather than chast5izing him.]]

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** This is also how Tidus meets Yuna, and arguably, an EstablishingCharacterMoment; after learning that the apprentice summoner has been inside the Cloister of Trials for over a day, he decides to go in after her, yelling "Like I care!" when he's told it's taboo not to do so.
** This comes back later in the game, where Tidus yells "You can stuff your taboos!" Only this time, members of the party [[CharacterDevelopment join Tidus and help him out, rather than chast5izing chastizing him.]]
7th Jan '16 6:53:33 PM nombretomado
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* "If you can't do something smart, do something right." may have been said by Jayne, but SpaceQuest games tended to base themselves on the idea. Break into a heavily-fortified, but legally-operating, sweatshop software company and free some programmers from the CorruptCorporateExecutive? Sure, that was game 3. The DesignatedHero of Starcon has ordered that you stick to collecting trash and not look into the suspicious dumping of toxic waste? Screw it, the Eureka is going to look. Ordered in game 6 to ignore the ''highly suspicious death'' of a close friend by a [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections prominent admiral's widow]] who tried to kill you in the process? The quote was "Bite me, Commander."

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* "If you can't do something smart, do something right." may have been said by Jayne, but SpaceQuest ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' games tended to base themselves on the idea. Break into a heavily-fortified, but legally-operating, sweatshop software company and free some programmers from the CorruptCorporateExecutive? Sure, that was game 3. The DesignatedHero of Starcon has ordered that you stick to collecting trash and not look into the suspicious dumping of toxic waste? Screw it, the Eureka is going to look. Ordered in game 6 to ignore the ''highly suspicious death'' of a close friend by a [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections prominent admiral's widow]] who tried to kill you in the process? The quote was "Bite me, Commander."
1st Nov '15 10:58:16 AM nombretomado
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* In the QuestForGlory series, this is what the Paladin is expected to do

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* In the QuestForGlory ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' series, this is what the Paladin is expected to do
28th Oct '15 12:48:00 PM Kohdok
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** This comes back later in the game, where Tidus yells "You can stuff your taboos!" Only this time, members of the party [[CharacterDevelopment join Tidus and help him out, rather than chast5izing him.]]
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