Petty Rescue Excuse YKTTW Discussion
|Petty Rescue Excuse|
- The Chick: We have to launch in five minutes! He told us to go without him!The Lancer: ... I'll be back in four minutes...The Smart Guy: What!? Are you insane?
1) Go far out of their way, up to and including risking their own neck, for another character they don't get along with.
2) When confronted with why they did this, they adamantly deny any motivation of friendship, and instead give a generally selfish excuse (i.e., "I was bored" or, of course, "He owes me money"). However, "it would make [insert character name here] sad otherwise," "you still have to save the day," or other such reasons does not qualify; the excuse must be a purely selfish one, whether true or not.The invocation of this trope often leads to the partial revelation of a character's Tsundere nature, and/or that the character may consider the one they're saving a part of their Nakama. A standard subversion of this trope tends to be that the savior character really did help the other only because they wanted something from that character. Motivations behind the invocation of this trope may be related to The Only One Allowed to Defeat You, among others - the most obvious being Jerk with a Heart of Gold. Awful awful, absolutely awful title. So is He Owes Me Money. Really Needs A Better Example. No Launching Please