->''"You're all clear, kid! Now let's blow this thing and go home!"''
-->-- '''Han Solo''', ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope''

With the hero left alone, the fight looks lost. But no! At the last moment the people in question return to save the protagonist. A way of setting up BigDamnHeroes.

Friends can let the hero down for many reasons. Coming back usually entails character growth.

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Hiei from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' leaves the rest of the team during the Chapter Black arc, claiming he has no loyalty to the human world and would like to go home. Yusuke assures everyone else that [[GenreSavvy "he'll come and rescue us in the end when we need him the most"]], and he does. This makes perfect sense as, while Hiei 'joined the team' because backing up the Spirit Detective was his parole assignment, the reason he actually ''joined the team'' and saved their lives back in Maze Castle on the first mission was that Yusuke, against all forms of sanity, trusted him to do so. [[AFatherToHisMen There's something about that confidence you just don't want to let down.]]
* CowardlySidekick Pop from ''Manga/DaiNoDaibouken'' leaves Dai and Maam when they go fight the big bad Crocodin, then shows up in the nick of time to help when they're in trouble. Somewhat unusually, a whole chapter explains exactly why, and the trope is played less for the reveal that he comes back than to show character growth.
* [[spoiler: Ken Wakashimazu]] pulls that in ''CaptainTsubasa World Youth Cup'', after the conflict with him and [[spoiler: coach Mikami]] boils up to its limits since [[spoiler: Ken feels he's TheUnfavorite of the team, no matter how hard he trains]]. He comes back later, though.
* Lieutenant Yamamoto of ''IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'' meets up with the rest of the crew, [[spoiler:attempting to rescue Tylor from a firing squad but unable to find him in his cell]] in order to tell them [[spoiler:where the execution would be carried out.]]
* Kouji Kabuto from ''MazingerZ'' did this after an AchillesInHisTent in episode 7. Since everybody blamed him for the destruction the Mechanical Beast and Mazinger-Z had caused as they battled (in spite of if he would have not fought, the destruction and the death toll would have been worse!), and not even Sayaka was willing fighting anymore, he decided staying in home. His best friend and brother tried to reason with him, but he would not listen. Finally, he listened to reason when the Mechanical Beast struck again, and he fought.
* Shinji from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' pulls this off when he runs away for the second time. Situation: Rei and Asuka are both defeated, Zeruel breaks into the command center... just in time for Unit 01 to [[DynamicEntry break through the wall and punch the Angel in the face]], [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome meters in front of the entire command staff]].
** The ''Rebuild'' version of said battle upped the ante even higher: he came back because he witnessed Zeruel eating [[LoveInterest Rei]] and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge took it personal]].
* Aizawa in ''Manga/DeathNote''. True, this was the LighterAndSofter arc, as ''Manga/DeathNote'' goes, but his mad undercover skills and subsequent cavalry charge are no less awesome for that.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Cell is on the verge of overwhelming Gohan and destroying the Earth....all his friends are helping him out but to no avail. Just when all hope appears to have been lost, Vegeta (who was previously too busy angsting about not being able to do anything) joins the fray. He fires a massive energy blast at Cell which weakens him, allowing Gohan to turn the tide and win the day.
** Which is different from how it went in the manga. In the manga, when Cell and Gohan entered their BeamOWar, everyone looked on helplessly instead of trying to attack Cell. Then, just as Cell was on the verge of overwhelming Gohan, Vegeta attacked Cell, catching him by surprise and distracting him for a moment, during which time Gohan upped his power and overwhelmed the distracted Cell.
* At one point in the manga adaptation for ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'', [[TheHero Sora]] abandons a battle in the [[{{Disney/Mulan}} Land of Dragons]] to search for Riku after receiving a Paopu Fruit via Shang from him, forcing his allies to go on without him. He later turns up in a BigDamnHeroes moment to save the Emperor from Shan-Yu, angrily blaming him for not being able to speak with Riku.
-->'''[[GoodIsNotSoft Sora]]:''' Don't underestimate me and my Keyblade!
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/StarWars'':
** ''ANewHope'': Luke and Han come to odds over the attack on the Death Star. Luke is the young idealist, ready to die for a cause. Han is the old cynic who sees it as suicide. When Han saves Luke from Darth Vader at the last minute he grows as a character, finding his loyalty to his [[FireForgedFriends Fire Forged Friend]] is important enough to risk his life for.
** This happens with Luke himself (to Yoda). He walks out on Yoda when his friends are in trouble. Then later, he comes back to complete his training, where Yoda tells him the fact that he came back ''means his training is done''.
* Harry Osborn in ''[[Film/{{Spiderman}} Spider-Man 3]]''.
* Professor Falken in ''WarGames''. When he goes to bed he's walking out on humanity. But just when it looks [[DarkestHour hopeless]], he joins the fight.
* TomCruise's character did this at the end of ''Film/TopGun'': he bugged out during a battle with enemy jets, then returned and shot down several of them, saving his wingman.
* A rare complete inversion is in ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance,'' where [[spoiler: Tom Doniphon (John Wayne) acts the part of the cavalry in the gunfight with the titular character, but neither audience nor characters know it until much later]].
* ''{{Gettysburg}}'': Col. Chamberlain, by the last three holdouts of the 2nd Maine. They later join the fight and save his brother Tom.
* ''Film/KingKong'' (2005): Snooty actor Bruce Baxter, faced with the perils of Skull Island, gives up on rescuing Ann, only to return later JustInTime for a BigDamnHeroes moment.
* ''Film/{{District 9}}'': The whole thing unfolds in seconds: Wikus runs from the captured Christopher in the middle of the climatic battle. As Christopher is about to die he [[ChangedMyMindKid changes his mind]]. UnstoppableRage meets MiniMecha!
* The title character in 2002's RogerDodger, 'saving' his Nephew late in the film.
* In ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'', the eponymous seven are betrayed by a group of villagers and driven out of the town they were hired to protect. One by one, they each decide to go back, except for Harry Luck, who informs them they're all crazy and rides away. When Chris is cornered without cover during the climactic gunfight, however, Harry comes galloping in to save him.
* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', [[InsistentTerminology Captain]] Jack Sparrow abandons ship just before it gets attacked by the {{Kraken|AndLeviathan}}. He then changes his mind and comes back in time to fire the shot that blows up the Kraken's tentacles. [[spoiler:Then Sparrow is abandoned himself and the Kraken takes down the ''Pearl'' with him along for the ride.]]
* ''Film/FrightNight''. After Jerry Dandridge charms and kidnaps Amy, Charlie goes to Peter Vincent for help. Vincent refuses to help him because he's too scared. Later on when Charlie goes to Dandridge's house to rescue Amy, Peter shows up to help him.
* ''Film/SilverStreak'' has a comical example. As George Caldwell is about to leave with FBI agents to stop [[BigBad Deveraux]] aboard the titular train, Grover Muldoone, the small-time crook who'd been helping George, asks to go home. Later, during a gunfight outside the train, George bumps into Grover, asking him why he'd come back. Grover answers [[BrickJoke "Forgot your wallet?"]], making George reply "Oh, some thief you are!", before they get back to stopping Deveraux.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' has Selina Kyle only looking out for her own skin for the majority of the film. During the climax, she agrees to help Batman clear an exit path for the civilians of Gotham to evacuate, should the worst come to pass - but that much, and no more. Once she's done that, she swears she's getting the hell out of reach. She has a change of heart, however, and [[spoiler:winds up unexpectedly saving Batman from certain death at Bane's hands... [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill by shooting him dead-on with the Batpod's missiles]]]].
* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', Bruce Banner makes it clear that he's only along for the ride as a scientific consultant, and won't be doing any fighting. After an unexpected attack on the Helicarrier makes him Hulk out, cause considerable damage, and fall probably 10,000 plus feet, ''no one'' except for Tony thinks he's coming back. But as the heroes desperately try to regroup in the middle of Manhattan to try and figure out how to defend against the first wave of the invading army while Iron Man frantically battles a massive mechanical whale-like ship, Bruce comes riding in -- [[CrowningMomentOfFunny on a ridiculous-looking, battered, teeny-tiny motorcycle]] -- and shows that he can in fact control the Hulk to some extent by downing the enormous ship with one punch, providing the brute strength necessary to mount a defense.
** Made even funnier when subverted in the [[HilariousOuttakes bloopers]] by actor Mark Ruffalo. When he comes riding back on the motorcycle, only to see exactly what he's up against, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he turns around and sprints away, yelling 'Dudes, you're on your own']], jumping over ruined cars while doing so.
* Bilbo in ''Film/TheHobbit'' attempts to leave the company while they were resting in the mountains after Thorin had harshly claimed that Bilbo had no place with them. But after being captured by the goblins and his adventures with Gollum, Bilbo [[WhatYouAreInTheDark chose not to leave]] and continued the journey with the dwarves. His return would later help [[spoiler: save Thorin from being beheaded by Azog's mook.]]
* In ''Film/TheRock'', Mason decides to abandon the mission after he breaks himself and Goodspeed out of their cells. He believes [[spoiler:rightly as it turns out]] that Hummel won't really launch the V-X gas missiles [[spoiler:though some of his men are willing.]] He gutpunches Goodspeed when the latter tries to stop him. Mason eventually returns and saves Goodspeed when the latter gets in trouble again. He decided he didn't want Goodspeed's unborn child to grow up without a father.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'':
** [[spoiler: Ron]] pulls one of these. His return, just in time to [[spoiler: save Harry and destroy the locket Horcrux]], is also a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
** From the same book there's [[spoiler: Horace Slughorn, who initially flees with the Slytherins and other students, but returns JustInTime alongside ''all the villagers of Hogsmeade and everyone related to anyone left in the castle.'']] Whether that was his intention all along was never revealed.
** Also [[spoiler:Percy Weasley]].
* In MatthewReilly's ''Temple'', Bassario decided it was time to leave when Renco planned to do a HeroicSacrifice. He quickly returned because he didn't want to be known as the guy who bailed on TheChosenOne.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** In ''[[TheThrawnTrilogy Dark Force Rising]]'', a New Republic force is scheduled to head out after the reported location of the Katana Fleet in the morning. Since there's little time and it's headed by [[DividedWeFall Borsk Fey'lya]], the heroes send out their own force in the middle of the night; in the morning Fey'lya follows, planning to arrest them for treason. Those plans are cut short when the two New Republic forces are ambushed by an Imperial Star Destroyer. The first force flies a delaying action while Fey'lya's force flees, but Fey'lya is lured into an EngineeredPublicConfession, turning his allies against him and making them go back. The heroes still needed two more groups of BigDamnHeroes and two cases of RammingAlwaysWorks before they won the battle, although [[YouAreTooLate they were too late]].
** In ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear: Army of Terror'', the Arrandas and their Uncle Hoole are surrounded by the enraged Kivan wraiths, who blame Hoole for [[GhostPlanet what happened to their world]]; initially they want to punish the Arrandas too, for being with Hoole, but they back off and let the kids be after hearing that they are [[EarthShatteringKaboom from Alderaan]]. [[spoiler: The Arrandas find that Hoole actually ''is'' [[ReluctantMadScientist behind it]]]] and abandon him - later they hear more of the story and return to save him from the wraiths.
* [[spoiler:The Vampires]] in [[TheIcemarkChronicles ''Blade of Fire''.]]
* In the third ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' book, [[spoiler: Fletcher teleports away from the battle when the Faceless Ones attack, but later returns to save Valkyrie]]
* In ''[[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way Of Kings]]'', [[spoiler:Sadeas's army abandons Dalinar's force to get slaughtered by the Parshendi, but then one of his bridge crews arrives just in time and helps them escape.]] From their perspective, it's this trope, until they learn that [[spoiler:Kaladin disobeyed orders to save them]].
* Literature/TrappedOnDraconica: [[spoiler: Rana]] Initally refused to help Daniar but later came to save her [[spoiler: after the Easatern Alliance was slaughtered.]] Appropriately, this was at the nadir of Team Good's DarkestHour.
* In TaylorAnderson's ''[[Literature/{{Destroyermen}} Crusade]]'', the USS ''Walker'' and her allies, the [[CatFolk Lemurians]] of the Sea Homes and the Baalkpan Lemurians, arrive to relieve the siege of Aryaal, a city of another group of Lemurians, by the [[LizardFolk Grik]]. After obliterating a Grik fleet, [[TheCaptain Captain Reddy]] gets Lord Rolak, the High Protector of Aryaal, to commit his forces to Reddy's battle plan. The goal is for the Alliance army to strike the Grik, causing the Grik assaulting the Aryaal walls to move away to attack the army. Rolak's forces must then sally and strike the Grik in the rear. Unfortunately, just as Reddy shoots a flare to signal Rolak, the king of Aryaal overrules Rolak and orders him to stand down, wishing the sea-folk and the "[[AHumanByAnyOtherName tailless ones]]" to wear down the Grik, so that the Aryaalans can finish them off. Rolak, whose honor is on the line, decides to sally anyway, with only a third of the force willing to follow him, as well as the queen of a neighboring city and her elite guard. They are late, though, and the Alliance lines break under the Grik onslaught.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In the fourth season of ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', Beka Valentine initially opts out of the final battle with [[BigBad the Magog worldship]], only to fly in during that fight and help out.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' arc where they try to retake the station, the Klingons refuse to commit any ships...until the precise moment in the battle in "Sacrifice of Angels" when the Federation fleet is heading straight into a trap, whereupon a wing of Klingon battle cruisers come screaming into battle, punch open a hole in the Dominion/Cardassian lines and save the day.
* In the pilot of the ''Series/TheMagnificentSeven'' series, Ezra Standish abandons his watch to check out a gold mine nearby; seeing that the bad guys have attacked in force while he was gone, he hurriedly rides away in the opposite direction. ...until he turns around, comes back, and attacks the enemy leader, buying enough time for his captured comrades to free themselves.
* Happens in the Franchise/SuperSentai 30th anniversary special: ''[[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Boukenger]] vs. Super Sentai''. Eiji tries to recruit Rangers from previous sentai series when the rest of his team gets captured by previous series' baddies. They've all gone on with their lives, even the ones who are still Rangering, and turn him down, not having the time. He tries to fight the [[LegionOfDoom villains from other seasons]] who've returned alone, and the retro-Rangers return to save his skin at the [[JustInTime dramatically appropriate moment]].
** It seemed to be more of a miscommunication. They fully intended to help him eventually, but had other things to do first. Eiji just got impatient. (and to be fair more or less barged in on them in the first place.) They were however a bit out of practice.
* Avon of ''Series/BlakesSeven'' did this constantly while he was with Blake on the Liberator. But funnily enough, despite professing complete contempt for [[MessianicArchetype Blake's ideals and cause]], and threatening to leave on many occasions, he never did; in fact, he saved Blake's life on several occasions.
* Combined with ConscienceMakesYouGoBack in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Waters of Mars". The Doctor knows that the staff of [[StealthPun Bowie]] Base One are historically supposed to die by blowing up their own base to destroy the "Flood Monsters". Adelaide even lets him return to the TARDIS, but on the way there he overhears them dying and decides, just this once, to ScrewDestiny.
** Yet the fixed point in time - the death of the captain and the destruction of the base - is still established.
** In fact--just for weirdness points here--it's when he goes back to save everyone that he is established as JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope. Alien moralities and he bigger picture, you see.
* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'' when Faith finds out Angelus is back.
* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'' a rather surprising one happens. [[spoiler: Gold/Rumplestiltskin, after making it clear that he had no intention of saving Mary-Margaret/Snow White from Regina's wrath, returns to stop her, knowing that he is the only one who can combat her magic.]] It is unclear exactly why [[spoiler: he]] did this. [[spoiler: His]] motives aren't always clear, but be it genuine care for Snow [[spoiler: and his newfound family in Bae, Emma, and Henry, or just repaying his debt to Snow for saving his life]], he came back.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal''. They find Captain Qwark [[spoiler:after he faked his death so he wouldn't have to actually risk his life]], and are unable to convince him to continue fighting. Later on, in the final boss battle, he comes dramatically sailing in on his spaceship, pumping rounds into the boss.
-->'''Dr. Nefarious:''' Noooo! I don't believe this!
-->'''Captain Qwark:''' Believe it, toaster head!
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', Brad "Chickenheart" Vickers, S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team's helicopter pilot, freaks out and takes off, stranding his team, when he sees one of them get mauled and eaten by zombie dogs. At the end, he shows up to rescue the survivors, and tosses a rocket launcher to the player to finish off the Tyrant.
** Anyone ever noticed in the remake though that when the gang is running away from the dogs, Brad passes by them from above... by flying towards the same direction they are? Meaning everyone was running '''away''' from the helicopter. (Chris, instead of realizing this, questions what Brad is doing...) Next thing you know, they all run in the house. In the remake, at the very least, Brad seems to have had a good reason to fly away, and he did stick around in spite of nearly running out of fuel, which means every second he spent trying to get in touch with the other team, he was potentially screwing himself.
** This still doesn't [[spoiler:make his death and zombification at the hands of the Nemesis in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'']] any less [[KarmicDeath karmic]] in the eyes of [[TheScrappy some fans]].
* In ''[[KingdomHearts Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories]]'' DonaldDuck and Goofy [[spoiler:quarrel with Sora and he winds up abandoning them to go on his own, but they still come back to save him from Larxene a little while afterwards]].
** There was also the time [[spoiler:Sora lost the Keyblade, and they abandoned him to follow Riku, it's new (and [[MissedTheCall technically rightful]]) owner, because their orders specified the Keyblade, not who was holding it. When Riku attacks Sora, however, Goofy jumps ship to protect Sora and Donald quickly follows.]]
* At the end of ''QuestForGloryIII'', the hero's friends arrive to help him fight the demons, all but the thief, Harami, who opts to stay behind. Then, as the hero is fighting a demonic version of himself and the battle looks lost, Harami shows up to stab the demon from behind, giving the hero time to close the gate and send the demons back to their world.
* [[spoiler:Zelos]] in all but one of the endings of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' -- [[spoiler:though the 'walking out' was a faked HeelFaceTurn that allowed him to get his hands on a MacGuffin the villain possessed]]. The "I changed my mind" is even said verbatim, [[spoiler:delivered to the enraged villain after he demands to know why Zelos has back-stabbed him.]]
* The final boss battle in ''VideoGame/InFAMOUS'', [[spoiler:where Zeke, having previously betrayed Cole, shows up to try and redeem himself by rushing at Kessler with a pistol. He gets blasted backwards about fifty feet for his troubles without landing so much as a spitball on Kessler, but he did allow Cole the chance to recover and fight back, and it goes a long way toward repairing Cole and Zeke's friendship in the sequel.]]
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', at the end of second act, depending on your choices, [[spoiler:Isabela pulls this, and brings back the MacGuffin whose theft drove the Arishok to start the war in the first place.]] Problem solved, right? Wrong. In order to solve the problem peacefully, you must [[spoiler:turn her over to the Qunari, essentially sending her to her death.]] For those who aren't {{Ungrateful Bastard}}s, you can alternatively [[spoiler:challenge the Arishok to a duel for her life, or fight the remaining guards and the Arishok together with her]].
* In ''CorpseParty'', Ayumi and Yoshiki [[spoiler:are returned to the classroom by one of the ghost children as thanks for returning her tongue]]. Ayumi wants to [[spoiler:go back and save their surviving friends]]. Yoshiki, if you choose to object (or [[spoiler:allow Yuka to be caught by Kizami]]) will do so and Ayumi will [[spoiler:return alone after an argument]]. Yoshiki, however, is [[ConscienceMakesYouGoBack reminded of how much his friends mean to him]] and [[spoiler:begs the ghost girl to send him back]]. When [[spoiler:he ''is'' sent back, he sends Ayumi a text to let her know he's there]]. It still leads to a Wrong End, though.
* In ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3'', [[spoiler: Passos flies off with Giovanna without waiting for Max]]. Later, Max finds himself at a mercy of a paramilitary thug, only for the man to come back and bail him out.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* The ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' episode "Hippocratic Oafs" has a rather cynical version of this. Twilight Sparkle has moral objections to Ponyville's behavior, so she declares, "[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere That's it. I'm out. I hope a bear eats you all,]]" as she retreats to her library. Then a giant bear appears and threatens Ponyville. Spike begs Twilight to save the day, but she points out that she ''wasn't kidding'' when she said, "I hope a bear eats you all." Twilight eventually does drive the bear away, but not because she changed her mind--only because Princess Celestia ordered her to.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has an abbreviated example; during their first assignment at [[ExtranormalInstitute Beacon]], [[WideEyedIdealist Ruby]] and [[AcademicAlphaBitch Weiss]] are partnered together. Because she doubts Ruby's combat abilities, Weiss turns and walks away...only to find that the next person she could partner with is even more incompetent. This prompts her to walk back and drag Ruby off.

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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''{{Endstone}}'', Jon had told them he couldn't, but [[http://endstone.net/2010/04/19/issue-3-webpage-26/ returns in time to save Kyri and Herrik]].
* ''{{Exiern}}'', the [[http://www.exiern.com/?p=1540 Unicorn]] changed it's mind and rescued Peonie with a BigDamnHeroes moment. Still won't let her ride it though (and we all know [[ReallyGetsAround what that means]]).
* {{Subverted}} in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', when [[TheLeader party leader]] and GeniusBruiser Roy abandons {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Elan after the latter is captured by bandits, only to see the rest of the party rush off to Elan's rescue. When they are inevitably captured, he [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone comes to his senses]] and attempts his own [[BigDamnHeroes dramatic rescue]], only to fail at the very last second. The day is actually saved by Durkon, completely accidentally. When all is said and done, Haley invokes this trope to convince Elan that this was [[AllAccordingToPlan Roy's plan all along]] because the idea that Roy would deliberately abandon him would crush his spirit.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/extermination-8-5/ Extermination 8.5]], when Leviathan (a monstrously powerful creature that can sink entire cities) has just left [[spoiler:the shelter]] and knocked Skitter -- at that instant the only cape in position to track Leviathan's movements -- face-down into the water with a broken back, [[spoiler:Bitch turns up with a pack of empowered dogs]], rescues Skitter, and keeps Leviathan tied up fighting on the street long enough for [[PhysicalGod Scion]] to arrive.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Red X in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "X."
-->'''Robin:''' [''grins''] I thought you didn't like to play the hero.
-->'''Red X:''' Doesn't mean I don't know how.
* In the 2003 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' cartoon, Raphael does this in the "City at War" storyline.
* Iago in ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar''.
* Inverted in the second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''; [[spoiler: Azula says she needs Zuko's help to make her plan to take control of Ba Sing Se a success. Zuko, having spent the whole season coming to terms with the idea that he could never reclaim his honour (not to mention [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder distrusting Azula]]), initially refuses, only to ultimately be unable to bring himself to turn down an opportunity to achieve the thing he had been obsessing over for the past three years]].
* ''ATrollInCentralPark'' has one of these moments. It's probably the one good moment in the film.
* In ''MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers'', DonaldDuck decides ScrewThisImOuttaHere, but changes his mind after the LemonyNarrator convinces him.
* Monterey Jack does this during the FiveEpisodePilot of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.
* In one WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short, Sylvester, after seeing a group of mice carry off Porky, flees the house in terror. However, his conscience then scolds him for running away, pointing out that Porky raised him since he was a kitten. It then reminds him that [[CaptainObvious that he's larger than they are, and that he is, in fact, larger than they are.]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome He proceeds to run back inside and kick mouse-ass.]]
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