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- In Sailor Moon S, Haruka and Michiru constantly tell the Inner Senshi to back off and leave everything to them. The Inner Senshi, being who they are, never listen.
- In Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Homura is always saying this to Madoka in an effort to prevent her from becoming a Magical Girl - and, by extension, a witch waiting to happen.
- Transformers: Age of Extinction: There's a version with Brains, an Autobot captured by humans and forced to reverse engineer cybertronian technology to create transformers for the humans. He noticed Megatron exerting his influence over the Galvatron project, and eventually taking over it and he chooses to do nothing about it as the humans imprisoned him, tortured him, and melted his friends down in front of him. When the problem manifests itself as a threat to Humanity, Brains just dismisses it under this trope.
- The story The Frogs and the Lobsters in Mr Horatio Hornblower has Hornblower, with a detatchment of the British Army, fighting with the royalist French army against Republican forces, and told several times that it is not their fight. Hornblower later hears the same thing in Lieutenant Hormblower while assualting a Spanish fort in Haiti during a Haitian rebellion.
- The Crusade in Forgotten Realms. Cormyrean king and his supporters wanted to go out and meet Tuigan Horde's forces head-on. Many others who weren't affected, didn't want this. Even Dalesmen who were closer to the Horde wanted to wait and watch or try to solve the trouble in any way not involving their southwestern "friends" — whom they tend to distrust, and for good reasons. Not that Cormyr itself was united about the issue: the Royal Magician and guilds claimed that until proven otherwise, the political development half a continent away from their borders is neither their business nor a valid cause for expenses a large military campaign would need.
- In Red Dead Redemption, John Marston sees two guys trying to drown Irish, he asks what's going on. He gets this response:
Welsh: Fuck off, boyo! This don't concern you!
- Which leaves John to retort:
John: When a man with a sing-song voice tells me to fuck off, it always concerns me, "boyo."
- Which leaves John to retort:
- In Dragon Age: Origins some of Warden's more pragmatic companions present this attitude. Morrigan gets annoyed if you insist on saving Redcliffe and Sten asks why are you chasing after "the charred remnants of a dead woman" (Urn of Andraste), when you should be focusing on defeating the archdemon.
- This becomes a major conflict in the first chapter of Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient. When Ayame's group gets a Distress Signal from another isolated group of survivors, Ritsuko doesn't want to leave their barricaded room to try and help them. She's so determined to stick to this that she throws Chiyomi out for arguing and locks the door, with Ayame being left to decide who to side with.
- A lot of the government-sponsored superheroes in the Global Guardians PBEM Universe have this attitude in regards to problems or crimes that have happened in other countries, as long as those problems or crimes haven't spilled over into their own country. Some of these government heroes actually get hostile to "invading" foreign heroes who pursue criminals across national borders.
- Note that this is not entirely irrational. What one nation or group considers a crime, another may not, and the policy at least has the advantage that it tends to keep local problems from sucking in everyone. 'Good fences make good neighbors' is sometimes good policy.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender: This is Sokka's attitude regarding any side quest that doesn't involve their main mission, like for example Katara's trying to help the Fire Nation village in "The Painted Lady", unless it's extremely personal.