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->''"Screw you guys, I'm going home."''
-->-- '''Eric Cartman''''s CatchPhrase, ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''

[[{{Mooks}} Henchman Bob]] is beginning to have second thoughts about his career with the EvilOverlord. Maybe he's dissatisfied with the lack of advancement opportunities, what with the BigBad's tendency to [[BadBoss kill subordinates for no reason]] or [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness personal utilitaristic reasons]]. Maybe he's [[GenreSavvy smart enough to realize]] that [[StormingTheCastle the next visit from the good guys]] won't end well for Team Evil. Or maybe Bob's just sick and tired of [[KickTheDog kicking puppies]] for a living.

Whatever the reason, Henchman Bob's [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating had it up to here]] with Team Evil, so he [[TrueNeutral washes his hands of the conflict]] and walks away.

[[AchillesInHisTent Allies of the Good Guys can pull this as well]], but they're much more likely to [[ChangedMyMindKid return and save the day]] [[BigDamnHeroes in the nick of time]]. If not, then they'll be branded a DirtyCoward or a DangerousDeserter. Granted, this happens to deserters from Team Evil in a lot of cases, but since the audience will probably side with the good guys anyways...

When this is done by children -- or by childish adults -- it's considered more contemptible than truly evil, and mockingly referred to as "taking your ball and going home" (in reference to the deserter taking the ball so the game couldn't continue without him).

Not to be confused with LineInTheSand, where a general gives his troops the opportunity to leave before a suicidal battle. Nor OptOut, in which someone quits for reasons of principle rather than mere frustration or cowardice. This trope is only for characters who cut and run without their superiors' knowledge, permission, or both. Also not to be confused with HeelFaceTurn or MookFaceTurn, where someone on the bad guys' side decides not just to walk away, but actively to join the forces of good. If they resort to a violent solo career (or in company with other deserters), they're a DangerousDeserter.

Inverse of AttackAttackAttack Contrast with VillainExitStageLeft, which is when the BigBad or other high-profile villain pulls this stunt, rather than a simple insignificant Mook. Compare with OptOut, when the character isn't given a Line In The Sand but still makes the willing choice to leave of their own volition. If a character (especially a [[RedShirt minor one]]) is going to drop a PrecisionFStrike, this is one of the most likely places. When the character does this specifically as an act of betrayal (i.e., wanting whoever is with them to suffer) and not just them saving their own hides, it's BetrayalByInaction. Related to KnowWhenToFoldEm, though this trope might be seen as less honorable. RefusalOfTheCall occurs when the consequences of doing this are especially dire. When players of a video game do this, it often doubles as a RageQuit.

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!!Examples
[[index]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere/ComicBooks
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere/LiveActionFilm
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere/LiveActionTV
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere/RealLife
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere/VideoGames
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere/WesternAnimation
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* A famous UK advert for Weetabix breakfast cereal had the [[Franchise/TheLoneRanger Lone Ranger]] and Tonto finding themselves surrounded by Indians. The Lone Ranger is unconcerned until they find evidence that the Indians have eaten Weetabix for breakfast, at which point the following exchange occurs:
-->'''Lone Ranger:''' ''(gulps)'' ''Now'' we're in trouble...\\
'''Tonto:''' What's all this "we", paleface? ''(and gallops away)''
** This is, in turn, based on an old ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' cartoon; American readers know the joke more commonly as "What you mean 'we', kemosabe?"
* One Honey Nut Cheerios commercial has Buzz the honeybee do this when he realizes the woman he's giving his product to is an entomologist. She kills and puts insects on display.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Subverted in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Black Dog Serenade"; one of the convicts that took part in hijacking a prison ship tries to flee through an airlock when things go bad. Unfortunately, the section he escapes to is open to space, and though there's no ExplosiveDecompression, he's still as good as dead.
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', during the [[TournamentArc Dark Tournament Arc]], tournament commentator Juri barely manages to escape the section of the ring where Shishiwakamaru strikes with his cursed sword and puts a huge crater into the ground. In addition to that, the same attack sends spirits out from the sword, which attack and kill numerous spectators. When Shishi goes to use the same attack again, spectators start trying to flee the arena in terror. Koto, reporting from ringside, mentions that as commentators, she and Juri have to stay out of professionalism (credit to Koto; as a [[CuteMonsterGirl fox demon]], the last attack hurt her ears). When she turns to get Juri to confirm this, we see that Juri is already standing by the exit saying, "Screw this, they don't pay me enough!"
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Principal Kuno hires three champions to subdue a rebellious Miss Hinako (and Ranma, natch): Happosai, Tatewaki Kuno... and Nabiki. While the two others actually try to engage in battle and are easily routed, Nabiki just takes the money and runs.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Manjyome (Chazz) tries to do this right before Judai (Jaden) is about to duel Kagemaru. (Seeing as Kagemaru plans to use all three Sacred Beasts, it's hard to blame him.) He changes his mind after Asuka (Alexis) scolds him, however.
* In ''Anime/AfroSamurai [[TheMovie Resurrection]]'', Ninja-Ninja pulls this on Afro as he heads off to the final fight.
** Brother Three does the same in both the original series and the video game, making him the only character other than Afro to appear in all ''Afro Samurai'' media and survive.
* The titular character of ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'' [[TrueNeutral practically embodies]] this trope, especially when a country she's visiting becomes too dangerous, too unpredictable, or too downright weird.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Karen and Will bail out on the [[BigBad Masked Man]] once a huge army of Pokémon come charging in. They do not appear to be remotely sorry for trying to kill Blue and Silver, and the two later show up as part of the Indigo Plateau Elite Four with [[KarmaHoudini nothing to show that they got punished for willingly being part of a criminal group.]]
** [[spoiler:Black's Munna abandoned him once it didn't like its trainer's dreams anymore. It eventually returned to him as a Musharna though.]]
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', if [[{{Jerkass}} Paul]] is watching Ash or another trainer having a battle, often he will get bored and leave before it is finished, calling them pathetic. This was especially problematic when his Chimchar's fear of Zangoose led to him pulling this trope ''in the middle of a Double Battle''.
** In ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'', '''all''' of the [[BigBad Iron-Masked Marauder's]] Pokémon abandoned him. This shows just how vile a villain he was -- it is almost unheard of for Pokémon to abandon their trainers, even ones who are evil or abusive. And true, he ''was'' a monster compared to most other members of Team Rocket.
* One of the omakes in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' features younger versions of all the main characters... all except Dutch, that is. He simply left a note saying "Don't bother looking for me" before running off. Apparently there's things in his youth he'd rather keep secret.
** May or may not tie into his unknown past.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** In the Alabasta arc, Usopp tries to pull this after Mr. 4 and Miss Merry Christmas escape from a massive explosion practically unscathed and come after him and Chopper. Then they [[BerserkButton insult Luffy]]. Usopp promptly changes from this trope into LetsGetDangerous.
** [[spoiler:Usopp]] has one of these [[spoiler:when he hears that they need to get a new ship.]]
** GothicLolita Perona, one of the CoDragons in the Thriller Bark arc, has this after Usopp defeats her; when she comes to, she finds out that Oars (a giant giant that was Moria's greatest trump card) was rampaging through the island, apparently out of control, and that fellow Co-Dragon Hogback had been crushed by him. She reasons that between Oars and the Straw Hats, Thriller Bark wasn't going to last long, and decides to quite literally abandon ship.
** In the Marineford Arc, [[spoiler:Mihawk]] leaves as soon as [[spoiler:Shanks and his crew appear]], stating that fighting [[spoiler:Shanks]] wasn't part of the deal.
** [[spoiler:Aokiji]] was strongly opposed to [[spoiler:Akainu]] becoming [[spoiler:Fleet Admiral]], so much so that they ended up having a ''fight to the death'' for the position. Ultimately, [[spoiler:Akainu]] won, but spared [[spoiler:Aokiji's]] life. [[spoiler:Aokiji]] was so adverse to serving under [[spoiler:Akainu]] that he ended up ''ditching the [[spoiler:Marines]]'' and giving up his position as an [[spoiler:admiral]].
* In the anime of the Red Ribbon arc in ''Manga/DragonBall'', Colonel Violet does this once Goku starts his invasion of the base. But not before raiding the army's vault and grabbing as much cash as she can. [[KarmaHoudini This turns out to be a smart move.]]
* Pulled by Kuzzey Buzzkirk in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED''. Realising he's TheLoad, he does the sensible thing and leaves the ship.
** Also pulled by a Space Colony of mixed population (Coordinator and Natural) in ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSeedAstray''. They convert their colony into a giant spaceship and head for Jupiter, where there are no colonies, no people, and no one to tell them that [[FantasticRacism half their population needs to die]].
** It's strongly hinted in the backstory of ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' that at some point during the Dark History [[spoiler:before the Moonlight Butterfly apocalypse]], the Spacenoids simply packed up and left the Earth Sphere for the stars, the Colonies turning into impromptu GenerationShips. This in turn explains why [[spoiler:there aren't any left]]. Except for the Moonrace.
*** For a more direct example, [[spoiler:Colonel Michael decides to ditch Guin Sard Lineford during the final battle, finding it ''insane'' that Guin is still trying to play the long game rather than deal with the fact that the ship is going down in flames]].
** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'', our hero Judau -- fed up with the politics and other bullcrap about Earth and the space around it -- quits after ending the threats to the Earth. He packs up and leaves for the Jupiter colonies to leave the madness behind and start a new life.
*** A ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'' side manga expands on this: since Jupiter got itself involved in the Earth Sphere's wars, even this was not enough for him. So [[spoiler:Judau got together a large group of like-minded people, converted a couple of space colonies into a spaceship, put everyone in stasis, and launched for Alpha Centauri. The manga ends on a note that, 400 years later, the ship successfully arrived and humanity's first interstellar colony was established.]]
** Both Amuro and Kai bail from White Base in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' due to having enough of fighting in the war. They do end up coming back, though.
** Rain Mikamura does this twice in the same story arc in ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', the first time because she got tired of Domon's bullheadishness (not helped by how [[spoiler:she couldn't do anything to keep Allenby from being abducted, which she took as not being worthy of staying around]]), the second time because [[spoiler:she found out her father was responsible for Domon's troubles, which totally [[BreakTheCutie crushes her mindset]] and makes her the thing she's to blame too.]]
* ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'': Some of the thugs in chapter 162 chose to flee than try taking on Yuu.
* A rather funny example happens in ''Anime/GearFighterDendoh'': Hokuto and Ginga, [[FallingIntoTheCockpit who have been kidnapped by the titular robot to serve as its pilots]], are instructed on how to move it, and, being children caught in the middle of an AlienInvasion, start running away with the robot, surprising ''even the {{Robeast}}s they were supposed to fight''. Then subverted as soon as they're informed that they're supposed to fight, at which point they [[CurbStompBattle annihilate the monsters in a single kempo move]].
* Bunbee pulls this twice during the ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' series to both villain groups. The second time, he pulls something of a HeelFaceTurn.
* One of the happiest and more awesome moments in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' revolves around this trope. [[spoiler:It happens in the GrandFinale when Anthy, ''finally'' released from her older brother and BigBad Akio's influence by the apparently {{ret gone}}d Utena, calmly goes to his office all dolled up for a travel and tells him that she no longer will be the Rose Bride ''and'' that she's bailing out of Ohtori Academy, much to Akio's sudden distress as this completely derails his plans from then on. She then leaves the Ohtori campus only in Chu-Chu's company, [[IWillFindYou determined to find Utena again]] [[ButNowIMustGo and finally have her own life]].]]
* In ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', [[FourStarBadass Walter von Schönkopf]] and his [[BadassArmy Rosen Ritter]] often rout their opponents simply by announcing themselves (or, even more often, by mowing them down until someone notices the regimental shoulder badges, at which point they lose all heart and run for it).
* Attempted by a bunch of soldiers in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' during the Battle of Trost. Commander Pixis announces an insanely risky plan to halt the Titan advance, and a large number of soldiers simply give up and decide to leave, despite desertion being punishable by execution. Pixis stops this by telling them that "Fighting the Titans is a terrifying thing. Some who have experienced it cannot continue. Therefore, those who wish to leave will not be punished. Go ahead and leave... ''if you are willing to allow your loved ones to witness the terror of the Titans''." That stops the deserters in their tracks, and convinces them to fight.
* Bunbee of ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' and ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo'' does this after spending two years of fighting Nozomi's team and getting screwed out of his pay for it. He's next seen [[Anime/PrettyCureAllStars at Fairy Park]], telling [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Tsubomi and Erika]] to stop holding up the line.
* ''Manga/{{Kurokami}}'': [[{{meganekko}} Riona]] fled the Kaionji Group, after learning they were planning to experiment on her because she was a Main Root. Then she became [[WeakButSkilled Yakumo's]] contractee, in order to protect herself from them.
* This happens [[RuleOfThree 3 times]] in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. First two times where in Part 2: [[GuileHero Joseph]] runs away from two fights [[spoiler: Vampire!Straizo]] and [[spoiler: the UltimateLifeform]] screaming "Nigeru da yo! (Run away!)." His grandson, [[TheStoic Jotaro]] does this in the fight against Rubber Soul and his stand Yellow Temperance. Both do it not out of cowardice but as an excuse to get some time to think out their next plan of action.
* Subverted in ''Manga/SakuraGari'' Masataka attempts to run away in the middle of the night after Souma [[spoiler: rapes him]] in the warehouse. Souma puts a stop to that plan by blackmailing him with his brother's debts.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''FanFic/AnEntryWithABang[=!=]'', after learning that C-Earth has nukes and is willing to use them, one pirate crew tries to bug out, but runs into another nuke launcher in the process...
* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2375953/8/King_Koopa_Katastrophe_Spoof_2 this spoof]] of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' cartoon episode "The Ugly Mermaid", Mario decides on this [[WaterIsAir when he sees that the anthropomorphic fish-people of Mertropolis are somehow afraid of the water Bowser is flooding their city with.]]
* In episode 45 of ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'', a boy named Tsumuji, who is performing a magician act, becomes annoyed when he realizes that the audience isn't even paying attention to him.
-->'''Audience:''' Ooooh~
-->'''Tsumuji:''' (puts hands on hips) Seriously, I haven't done anything yet, and you're already 'oooh'ing? (rips off bowtie and storms off the stage) Screw This I'm Outta Here.
* In ''Fanfic/UninvitedGuests'', Gin gets sick of Aizen [[AllAccordingToPlan claiming to be responsible for everything]] and defects back to Soul Society.
** Starrk invokes this trope by preferring to walk away from the incoming battle royale [[GenreSavvy rather than having his ass landed by Hitsugaya again.]] His companions minus [[InLoveWithYourCarnage Haribel]], however, lacked that common sense.
* In ''Fanfic/ThroughADiamondSky'', Melodia throws down her gun and tells The Baron she's through after Flynn barges in the room. {{Justified|Trope}} as she was already starting to think it was a bad idea to try and challenge a User.
* This is a RunningGag with Hobbes in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''.
* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhGXTheAbridgedSeries'' Jaden tries to quit being the hero and surrender his Winged Kuriboh card; by trying to do this, he accidentally reforms the villains of the week. He eventually gives up on trying to leave.
* The entire second half of ''Webcomic/CuantaVida'', a very dark DeconstructionFic of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', is devoted to the saner team members doing just this. [[spoiler:[[AnyoneCanDie Most of them]] make it.]]
* Slip attempts this in ''Fanfic/AceCombatTheEquestrianWar'', but Night Raven makes a Defied case of this trope. In other words, [[spoiler:he kills Slip by accusing him of desertion]].
* ''FanFic/GettingBackOnYourHooves'': [[spoiler:Following [[BigBad Checker Monarch]]'s EngineeredPublicConfession in chapter 11, her servants decide to abandon her. Unfortunately for them, Trixie's grandmother [[CoolOldLady Helena]] overhears them discussing their involvement in Checker's plans to ruin Trixie's life, and decides to teach them a lesson about [[MamaBear messing with her granddaughter]].]]
* ''FanFic/MyLittleMagesTheNightmaresReturn'': Almost everyone in Magiville has this exact same thought (with almost this exact same wording) when [[BigBad Nightmare Moon]] {{No Sell}}s their combined attacks.
* ''Fanfic/EarthAndSky'': In chapter 37, Professor Destiny and Doctor Insanity's BeleagueredAssistant Otto finally has enough of working for them when Destiny convinces his brother to continue racing the Pegalathon even ''after'' they've been disqualified and nearly arrested. He ditches them in the desert with their supplies, then takes his balloon and [[RunForTheBorder heads for Mexicolt]]. [[spoiler:And ends up as an unwilling decoy for the pursuing Royal Guard.]]
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8803490/1/Extended-Stay Extended Stay]]'': In chapter 13, following the Mistress going into [[MaternityCrisis sudden labor]] during her and the Warden's wedding, the inmates [[BallroomBlitz start to riot]]. This prompts the priest marrying the two lovers to flee for his life, only to be [[EpicFail caught and killed by a female inmate seconds later]].
* The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' has an example in the [[BadFuture Dark World]]: Discord's sister Rancor, upon completing her mission to [[spoiler:steal Destruction's power from Discord]], immediately leaves to return to the Draconequus dimension, walking out on what should be the FinalBattle because she's just not interested in it.
* ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfHarmonyAndTheSaviorOfWorlds'': According to a [[AllThereInTheManual blog post by the author]], Serpentor ordered [[Franchise/GIJoe Cobra's]] [[EvilVersusEvil attack]] on the [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Decepticons]]. Cobra Commander [[OhCrap realised exactly how badly this was going to go]], emptied the safe in his office, hopped on a hydrofoil with a half-dozen loyal soldiers, and got as far away from Cobra Island as possible. [[CurbStompBattle They were the only survivors.]] Cobra Commander has since got out of the supervillain business [[KarmaHoudini and is now enjoying a very comfortable retirement in New York City under an assumed name.]]
** This has since become the focus of a side-story, ''Day Of The Broken Fang''.
* In Fanfic/BloodIsThickerThanBone, Dosu, Zaku, and Kin do this when they've learned from Haku that [[BadBoss Orochimaru]] plans on using them for Edo Tensei (which means that he's planning on sacrificing them for his fight against Sarutobi).
* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'': After Jade fires them, the Enforcers decide to skip town (with plans to flee the country altogether) in order to finally get away from the magic business and the HumiliationConga they've been suffering ever since they got involved in it. [[spoiler: They get arrested before they get too far.]]
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9215532/1/Harry-Potter-and-the-Shell-of-the-God-King Harry Potter and the Shell of the God-King]]'', Narcissa announces her plans to divorce Lucius the moment she hears that Harry has become Qwa'ha Xahn of an [[EldritchAbomination Old One]]. In her words, "This was a marriage of convenience for both of us and, well, you're no longer convenient."
* At the climax of ''[[FanFic/TheNuptialverse Families]]'', Twilight Sparkle is captured by several [[spoiler:of [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Olive Branch]]'s conspirators]], who restrain her with a PowerNullifier. However, after they [[MamaBear threaten Spike]], she overpowers it and quickly renders one of the goons unconscious, at which point the others all run away.
* Where ''FanFic/{{Hivefled}}'''s title comes from; it starts with the troll gang fleeing the empire.
* At the end of ''[[FanFic/TheDearSweetieBelleContinuity What's Done in the Dark...]]'', [[spoiler:Discord abandons the Equestrian dimension]], as he believes events [[CerebusSyndrome are getting "too serious"]]. [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy A few readers agreed.]]
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7934546/1/Crisis-of-Infinite-Batmans Crisis of Infinite Batmans]]'', half of the {{Mooks}} run away and leave when they notice their opposition is ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a large army of Batmans from multiple dimensions]]''. Given the Batmans include the CrazyPrepared [[Series/{{Batman}} Adam West]] version, [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Wayne the Kryptonian Batman]], [[Franchise/GreenLantern Bat Lantern]], [[Franchise/WonderWoman Wonder Bat]], [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Batman 1/2]], [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion Unit B.A.T.]], [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Batgundam]], [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Lyrical Magical Batman]], [[Franchise/{{Naruto}} a multiplying Batman]], [[Franchise/HarryPotter a Batman using a wand to disarm his foes]], [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima a child Batman with a harem of teenagers including a female version of]] ''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker'', [[Franchise/OnePiece a stretching Batman with a straw hat]], [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight a Batman fighting by summoning infinite swords and a mysterious armoured woman]], and ''[[UpToEleven at least three Batgods]]'', their reaction is understandable.
* ''FanFic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan'': When Discord realizes that his and Vulcan's powers [[NoSell cancel each other]], and that unlike Vulcan this puts his health and life at risk, he abandons the fight, leaving the Mane Six to deal with him themselves.
* ''Fanfic/{{Equestrylvania}}'': When the captive [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Wharg]] gets loose in their base, many of [[spoiler:[[TheQuisling Rose Blade]]]]'s minions run away, fearing it more than they do him.
* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', Moonstone retires to be a teacher after becoming the only survivor of ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} fight with Alex Harris.
* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8672171/10/Three-Pawns Three Pawns]] Benjiro, Zaku's Rooster Summon he has obtained is told to help them against Gaara during the attack. Taking one look at how [[AxCrazy unhinged]] Gaara is becoming, The Summon decides to do a hasty retreat and disappears.
-->'''Zaku:''' What the?! Get the hell back here you fucking chicken!
-->'''Dosu:''' FacePalm
* ''FanFic/AShadowOfTheTitans'':
** [[{{Jerkass}} Susano]] and his team try to corner Jade for a beating at one point, only for [[TheDreaded Gadjo]] to show up and [[CurbStompBattle curbstomp]] one of them. The other teammate runs off, and Susano wisely leaves too after a few parting insults.
** For a more comedic example, when Jinx and Jade are attending a seminar on minion management, there's a video of Gadjo killing a previous employer for [[ItMakesSenseInContext threatening his pies]]. Around the time he rips off the guy's head and throws it at the camera, the girls decide to ditch out on the rest of the seminar.
** When Jade finds herself facing a Franchise/GreenLantern rather than the Titans, she runs away without even trying to fight.
* At one point in ''Fanfic/YetAgain'', Naruto and Jiraya are sparring, and trading escalating TrashTalk with one another. Jiraya at this point had summoned a rather large toad, who tries to eat Naruto, while Naruto replies by threatening Jiraya with his biggest anti-pervert technique he knows. Sensing [[spoiler:Naruto's Harem Jutsu]] coming, the toad politely excuses himself and unsummons, leaving Jiraya to his fate.
* ''Fanfic/DeathNoteEquestria'': After [[spoiler: L's death]], Jazz quits the team and walks away, his reasons being that [[spoiler: he was loyal to her, not the mission.]]
* Whenever Sasuke comes across an awkward social situation in ''{{FanFic/Vapors}}'' he uses the Substitution Jutsu to get away, usually via a potted plant from a different floor. In extreme cases he can rip up a mailbox from several blocks away.
** Also, Hinata gets sick of her clan's abuse and files paperwork to cast off her last name.
* When Stan walks into the kitchen in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3751714/chapters/8610322 Anywhere But Home]]'' and sees Pacifica crying at the table while Mabel and Dipper are frantically trying to figure out why, he immediately turns around and walks back out.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', Agent Mansley tries to do this when he realized that [[spoiler:his attempt to destroy the Giant was going to get himself killed as well]]. This gave us this hilariously great exchange:
-->'''Mansley:''' You mean we're all going...?\\
'''General:''' To ''die'', Mansley. For our country.\\
'''Mansley:''' Screw our country! I wanna ''live!''
* Bartok the Bat in ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', Rasputin's MinionWithAnFInEvil, decides to get the Hell out of Dodge before the FinalBattle. Prior to this, he vainly tried to convince Rasputin to forget revenge and Anastasia and ''get a life''. (Of course, being undead, that might not have been feasible for Rasputin.) In the end Bartok just leaves because he's savvy enough to realize that this can't end well for Rasputin. This proves to be a wise decision that allows Bartok to star in his own spinoff movie as the ''hero''.
** WordOfGod says ''WesternAnimation/BartokTheMagnificent'' takes place BEFORE ''Anastasia''! Huh?
** He also gets a chick-bat that comes right outta nowhere. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Because karma will get you laid.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' (also an IronicEcho):
-->'''Lord Everglot:''' Fetch my musket!\\
'''The Butler:''' Fetch your own musket. I'm off!
* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', Yzma's potions turn the soldiers chasing Kuzco and Pacha into various animals. As Yzma yells at them to chase the duo, one soldier states "Uh, I've been turned into a cow. Can I go home?" Uncharacteristically, Yzma politely allows him to, asking if anyone else wants to opt out as well. They choose not to.
* Ramon pulls this in ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet 2''. While trying to console Mumble's son, Erik, Ramon remarks "For two wild mavericks like us who cannot be tamed.....[[PunctuatedForEmphasis THIS! PLACE! SUCKS!!!]]" and then immediately declares he's going home.
* [[{{Expy}} Sarge]] and the two other remaining green army men pull one of these in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' since they think they'll be the first of Andy's toys to be thrown away. Granted, Sarge justifies it by reminding the other toys that Andy has already outgrown them, but still... It also doubles as a BrickJoke, since [[spoiler:they end up at Sunnyside Daycare]].
* During ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'', when Linguini reveals to his kitchen staff that he hasn't been really cooking, but controlled by Remy, they all wordlessly toss their aprons down, and quit on the spot.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'':
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Don't worry, Mr. Krabs. Squidward, Patrick, and I...\\
'''Squidward:''' Pass. (leaves)
** He later tries to escape from Plankton's bucket helmet army, but they close in on him and force a bucket on his head, turning him into one of the slaves.
* During the climactic fight in ''Disney/PeterPan'', Mr. Smee is seen loading his bags into a lifeboat, knowing that Hook is just going to lose again, and is also fed up with his obsession with Peter. The other pirates join him, but only because they have fallen overboard and landed on the lifeboat.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', after Shrek and Fiona get off the carriage and the townspeople get shocked:
--> '''Donkey:''' Uh... Why don't you guys go ahead. I'll park the car.
* Done twice in ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie''. After Tommy's preoccupation with trying to protect his baby brother Dil pushes their buttons one too many times, Phil and Lil decide to leave Tommy and Dil in the woods, Chuckie coming along for the same reasons. Granted, it ''was'' Phil and Lil's fault in the first place they were stuck out there and karma ''does'' bite them back. The second time is Tommy's HeroicBreakdown where he decides to just leave Dil with the monkeys after ''his'' buttons are pushed. Thankfully, he reconsiders.
* In ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', Jiminy Cricket is more than a little pissed off to see Pinocchio smoking and playing pool on Pleasure Island with Lampwick, who then starts laughing at the cricket's expense:
--> '''Jiminy:''' Go on, laugh, make a jackass of yourself! I'm through! This is the end! (storms off in a huff)\\
'''Pinocchio:''' But Jiminy, Lampwick says a guy only lives once.\\
'''Jiminy:''' Lampwick, hmph!\\
'''Lampwick:''' Come on, come on! Let him go.
* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Belle goes against the Beast's orders and enters the west wing, where the Beast's room is. When he catches her near his enchanted rose, the Beast rages at her. She decides that in spite of her promise, she's not willing to stay at the castle any longer.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman'' gives us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMd4S-LkywI the smartest mook ever]]: after spotting Batman rummaging around in a room (who gives him a rather displeased look), he quietly leaves the room and won't admit to seeing anything out of place when his buddy asks.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'': Abraham Lincoln's reaction when [[IdiotHero Emmet]] fails his inspirational speech.
-->'''Lincoln:''' A house divided against itself would be better than this! (''Flies away on his rocket chair'')
* Disney's ''[[Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar The Return of Jafar]]'', the sequel to ''Aladdin'', turns this into a whole musical number, "I'm Looking Out For Me", when Iago finally gets fed up with Jafar bossing him around.
* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Zazu says this in part of "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" as he's getting quite tired of Simba's childish behavior. Of course, he doesn't follow through with it.
-->"If this is where the monarchy is heading,\\
count me out!\\
Out of service, out of Africa,\\
I wouldn't hang about!
* In ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', Phil walks out on Hercules after the latter refuses to listen to the fact that Megara was working with Hades.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/TheAshesSeries'', this becomes more and more common as the Rebel army ([[Franchise/StarWars not those Rebels]]) goes from a guerrilla force to [[BadassArmy an unstoppable international army.]] Eventually most minor-league baddies will run away or surrender without firing a shot.
** The author also makes it a point to show this at a personal level; often with the deserter(s) giving a short speech to their companions about expecting to live longer.
* The white-faced women do this in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''. Apparently, so do Fernald and Fiona (albeit off-screen).
* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', [[spoiler:best mate Ron]] walks out on Harry [[spoiler:and Hermione after an argument about the safety of his family (with a little help of the [[SoulJar locket-Horcrux]] that was influencing his behavior). [[ChangedMyMindKid He comes back, though, and just in time to save Harry's life]]]].
** Also, [[spoiler:Mundungus Fletcher pulls this on Mad-Eye Moody during the escape from Privet Drive in the same book. Moody ends up taking an [[OneHitKill Avada Kedavra]] to the face as a result.]]
** The Malfoys' [[spoiler:defection from the battle of Hogwarts in the film]] has shades of this trope.
** When Voldemort and his followers return to Hogwarts [[spoiler:in their triumph, he claims that he killed Harry Potter as the latter was fleeing [[DirtyCoward like a coward]]]]. Nobody buys the explanation.
* In ''Literature/HaloTheFlood'', a grunt named Yayap goes AWOL just before the final battle. He knows that someone's going to destroy the Halo and kill everyone on it, so continuing the fight would be pointless. He is, of course, right. Halo blows up, and kills everyone on it, including him.
* Both [[DeadpanSnarker Marco]] and [[TeamMom Cassie]] do this in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. [[spoiler:Of course, both return, either because ItsPersonal now or because their conscience won't let them go off the hook so easily.]]
** Elfangor does it too, in ''The Andalite Chronicles''. [[spoiler: He doesn't go back until the Ellimist makes him, several years later.]]
** And David in ''The Threat''.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Part of being [[TheIgor an Igor]] is "getting out before the angry mob arrived." Igors often have long resumes, with all previous employers deceased. As one clan elder said to his soon-to-be-former boss, "''We'' belong dead? Excuthe me, where doeth it thay ''we''?" Igors will also sometimes suggest to other servants that it might be time to take a vacation.
** In ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', Cosmo's secretary Heretofore gets the hell out once [[spoiler:Cosmo's madness reaches its peak]].
** LovableCoward Rincewind has an entire philosophy based around running away from the plot. It never works.
--->'''Rincewind''': I ''know'' what's going to happen. I'm going to be dragged into things that shouldn't concern me. And you're just a hallucination caused by rich food on an empty stomach, so don't try to stop me!
--->'''Scrappy'''': Stop you? When you're heading in the right direction?
* This is your best chance if you're vermin in a ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' book. Many books see [[ThoseTwoGuys two rank-and-file vermin]] [[MauveShirt given names and personalities]] decide their boss is screwed and take off. It doesn't necessarily work, though; sometimes the boss finds and kills them for being cowards. As for the two in ''Salamandastron'' who ran away at the beginning of the book instead of the end, [[FromBadToWorse they would probably have had a higher chance of survival if they'd stayed]].
* Kelven Solanki is a major POV character in Peter F. Hamilton's ''[[Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy The Reality Dysfunction]]'', but vanishes without a trace after leading the evacuation of the planet Lalonde and fails to reappear in the two sequels, whilst a friend of his who had a smaller role in the first book, Ralph Hiltch, goes on to have a major role in the later books. According to Hamilton, he had far too many characters running and literally just forgot about him.
* After Nellie Dean finishes telling Mr. Lockwood the horrifying story of ''Literature/WutheringHeights'', the tenant loses no time finding accommodations elsewhere and getting as far away from Heathcliff as he can.
* A mercenary captain's reaction upon learning that a Literature/{{Bolo}} is active. Though he can't leave as he's already taken delivery of his payment, and his employers would be... [[YouHaveFailedMe unhappy]].
* In Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/WarOfTheDreaming'', a minor character realizes that a) there are weird things happening, and b) where [[InvisibleToNormals weird things]] are concerned, she is completely [[{{Muggles}} helpless]]. As soon as she's rescued, she gets in her car and ''floors it''.
* The French soldier Nicholas in ''Literature/SevenMenOfGascony'' does this, on the reasonable ground that it is more important to support his wife and child than to prolong the glory of a [[NapoleonBonaparte Corsican mobster]] for another year. He ends up caught and executed.
* Opera co-managers Poligny and Debienne at the very start of ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''. Once a [[ScoobyDooHoax Phantom]] starts skulking around their opera and delivering {{blackmail}} demands, they waste no time passing the buck and getting out of the opera business as fast as they can.
* In ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', the mercenary protecting the celebrities in their fortress decides to sneak out the back door when desperate survivors storm the place, on the grounds that he was hired to kill zombies, not people. And while he's leaving on a stolen jewel-encrusted surfboard, he runs into one of the celebrities' miniature dogs, who evidently had the same idea.
-->'''T. Shawn Collins''': I like to imagine that if he could talk, the conversation would have gone, "What about your master?" "What about yours?" "Fuck 'em."
* PunchClockVillain Washington Reed does this at the end of Boris Akunin's ''[[Literature/ErastFandorin Dream Valley]]''.
* ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'': The job deserters after Directive 10-289.
* Subverted in ''[[Literature/{{Deathlands}} Deathlands Homeward Bound]]''. When their mad leader, Baron Harvey Cawdor, comes back without his EliteMooks from HuntingTheMostDangerousGame, his Sec Men realise that [[RightfulKingReturns his successor will soon be turning up]] and quietly slip away. They should have stayed and fought it out, as the Baron's men are so hated by the locals they're all tracked down and killed by the end of the day.
* In ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', the doctor tending to Lady Macbeth contemplates this while realizing that both of the Macbeths are stark raving insane (and that armies from England and Ireland are about to invade Scotland).
-->'''Doctor''': Were I from Dunsinane away and clear, Profit again should hardly draw me here.
* Literature/SisterhoodSeries by Creator/FernMichaels: In the book ''Final Justice'', Stu Franklin ends up pulling this. On his way out, he warns Isabelle Flanders that they're going to get caught and that they should flee. This may qualify as a HeelFaceTurn. Then, again, maybe not, if the book ''Cross Roads'' is anything to go by.
* In ''Literature/TheBookOfTheDunCow'', Scrape the Otter attempts to get the other animals to desert Chauntecleer's army because he is afraid of fighting Cockatrice. Chauntecleer defies the trope by dealing with Scrape immediately, picking him up [[LaserGuidedKarma and dropping him in with the Weasels]], persuading him to abandon the plan.
* Trout of the ''Literature/ChantersOfTremaris'' trilogy tries to do this shortly after falling in with the RagtagBunchOfMisfits. They don't let him.
* ''Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineAStitchInTime'', which presents the life story of [[EnsembleDarkhorse Elim Garak]]. By the end of the novel, Garak no longer cares for the manipulative politics of his people, and chooses to walk out on a meeting between reactionary officers and would-be-politicians, declaring that he has no place among them.
* Flashman mentions running away is his default [[TimeForPlanB plan B]] in ''[[Literature/{{Flashman}} Flashman's Lady]]''. He mentions in another story that almost all his wounds are on his back, inflicted while escaping, and supposes elsewhere that he's had more fast exits than hot meals.
-> ...suddenly I saw that there was only one way, and a slender hope at that, but it was that or unspeakable death. The Flashman Gambit -- when in doubt, run.
* In ''Literature/MoonOverSoho'', Peter tells an ambulance driver that a patient has been wired to a bomb, then is thrown into the dashboard as the driver slams on the brakes before legging it out the door before Peter even has a chance to recover from the sudden stop.
* In ''Literature/StarCarrier: Deep Space'', the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Slan]] decide that the [[BigBad Sh'daar]] deliberately lied to them both about the nature of their current enemy (humanity), and about the nature of the universe. Lying is a big no-no in Slan culture, and their CO tells the Sh'daar equivalent of a [[ThePoliticalOfficer Political Officer]] to STFU. They jump out to present their findings to their government, with the implication that the Slan may be reconsidering their allegiance.
* Near the end of ''Literature/{{Murderess}}'', [[spoiler:Hallwad]] tries to tell Déaspor he's had enough of her attitude and wants out, expecting her to say that if he wants to go so bad, so be it. Instead, she reacts violently and tells him that his mission is far too important for him to be in any position to do anything like that.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** This is Harry's standard response when he runs into something out of his weight class, without anything to even the odds.
** At the climax of ''Grave Peril'', when Harry is facing down Bianca, she starts by sending her mortal security after him. After a quick display of his power destroys their weapons, they all run away. Considering [[KillItWithFire what]] [[StuffBlowingUp happens]] next, this is probably the smartest thing anything of them has ever done.
** In ''Changes'', when Harry confronts the Red Court team in his office building, one of them takes one look at him and ''runs away screaming''. Even more impressive, this later turns out to have been one of the Eebs, the Red Court's two most dangerous assassins.
* Prior to ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', [[spoiler:after the Circle uprising, Jocelyn Fairchild fled Idris with no intention of ever returning]].
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[[folder:Music]]
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qjzWSZ1mpI I Ran Away]]" by the Music/TheArrogantWorms is a whole song about this trope:
-->Whenever I was challenged, I'd collapse like a souffle,\\
But I'm still alive to sing this song 'cause I ran away!
* The second verse of Lupe Fiasco's song "Hello, Goodbye" is about a general who deserted a war because he didn't believe in the cause. In the end, "''He stands, to find himself surrounded by thousands of soldiers, who he once trained to never miss their targets.''"
* A more humorous example can be found at the end of Liam Lynch's "Happy Song". The singer, disgusted by all the TastesLikeDiabetes he's been forced to sing about, says "I'm outta here! Screw you!"
* ''TakeThisJobAndShoveIt'', I ain't workin' here no more / Don't you try to stand in my way as I go walkin' out the door! ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, and a case of CoveredUp (by Johnny Paycheck, it was written and first performed by David Allan Coe. Not to mention another cover by Dead Kennedys.)
* "Art" by DJ Damien, a song made for a VideoGame/StepMania competition, consists of a heartbeat-like drum beat for one minute with just three steps held for the duration. "A2 (Art 2)" is a more conventional angry rap song about people who misunderstood the message intended in "Art". The trilogy ends with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwbH0zbkUK0 "The legend of ART"]], where DJ Damien raps over trance instead in an attempt to please [=StepMania=] players until three-fourths of the way through, when after a short Music/DaftPunk sample, it goes back to angry rap. The first lyrics of the coda: "Screw this shit, I'm done / Making trance ain't fun."
* There's a humorous -- and vulgar -- version of Jingle Bells where Santa's elves quit, citing that "they do all the [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] work/while he stars in the show"
** Another humorous song parody, "The Twelve ''Pains'' of Christmas" by Bob River, has the guy with the fourth pain, sending Christmas cards, give up and say he's not sending them this year while the guy with the second pain, rigging up the lights, blow up and tell a person that if they're so smart, ''they'' do it.
* "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Music/EltonJohn is one. Lyricist Bernie Taupin, born in the English countryside [[WordOfGod mentioned]] the song was about Bernie having difficulty in relating to upper-crust city life (and in particular, Elton's pre-fame pickle-heiress girlfriend immortalized in "Someone Saved My Life Tonight") and Bernie's desire to revert to the simplicity of small-town life.
** The obscure 1973 B-side "Screw You", [[CensoredTitle bowdlerized]] as "Young Man's Blues" in America, is a more humorous take on the trope.
* [[https://youtu.be/5FjWe31S_0g The Theme Song]]:
--> I don't know what the fuck just happen \\
But I don't really care, Imma get the fuck up outta here, \\
Fuck this shit I'm out.
* Diamond D's "I'm Outta Here", in which the narrator keeps finding himself in dangerous situations he needs to get away from.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* "The Big Cat" Ernie Ladd may not have been the first wrestler to do this, but he was the first one to make an art form of it. If he was in a match he didn't consider important and it started to go poorly for him, he'd just leave the ring and walk to the back. He did it so often that for a time the whole act was called 'pulling an Ernie Ladd.'
* EMLL ditched the Wrestling/{{N|ational Wrestling Alliance}}WA rather than help them deal with the Wrestling/{{W|orld Wrestling Federation}}WF, although CMLL would return to help the NWA later. Disgruntled talent packing up and leaving Wrestling/{{CMLL}} lead to the birth of both Lucha Libre Internacional (and by extension, the Mexican UWA) and Wrestling/{{AAA}}.
* Wrestlers departing from JWA lead to the birth of Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling and Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, who would in turn be deserted by disinters who would for Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH and The Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation.
* It's not uncommon for the {{Heel}}s to fall back on this if they're losing the match, especially if they're defending championships (since you can't lose a title by being counted out). Often this plan will be foiled by 1) the {{Face}} grabbing the Heel and dragging him back into the ring; 2) an authority figure intercepting the Heel and telling him to get back in the ring; or 3) the authority figure declaring losing this match in this manner would count as a forfeit (which ''does'' allow the title changing hands). Occasionally the reverse will happen, with a Heel ''trying to win a title from a defending Face'' just giving up and walking away, like Wrestling/{{Test}} did in his ECW title match with Wrestling/BobbyLashley.
* Bobby Lashley tried to do this himself, wanting to leave TNA. The official reason in real life was to focus on Mixed Martial Arts, but in-story, he was really frustrated with TNA's failure to protect his wife from Wrestling/ScottSteiner and ''she'' wanted him to ditch wrestling for MMA.
* In 2002, when WWE wanted him to put over Wrestling/BrockLesnar on Raw with no buildup, Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin "took his ball and went home".
* Also common amongst tag-team partners turned enemies. Examples:
** Wrestling/{{Edge}} had his StartOfDarkness by abandoning Wrestling/ChrisBenoit to be pinned by La Résistance.
** At ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 5'', when Wrestling/TitoSantana accidentally hit his own tag team partner, Wrestling/RickMartel, Martel left him mid-match.
** At The Main Event in 1989, Wrestling/HulkHogan abandoned Wrestling/RandySavage during their tag team match against the Twin Towers ([[Wrestling/TheOneManGang Akeem]] and the Wrestling/BigBossman) to take Elizabeth to the locker room for medical attention. When Hogan returned to the ring, Savage smacked him in the face and left him alone to face them, returning only briefly to get his WWF World title belt.
* In 1988, the Powers Of Pain did this to WCW. They were slated to be in a series of scaffold matches (wrestlers fight on a scaffold several feet above the ring, the object being to knock their opponent off the scaffold down to the ring below) against the Road Warriors, and they were booked to lose. Not wanting to risk their careers on this, they walked and went to the WWF.
* A rare non-villainous, purely comedic example had Jackie Gayda attempting to ditch Wrestling/StacyKeibler just before their Evening Gown Tag Team Match against Wrestling/TorrieWilson and Wrestling/{{Sable}} at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania XX''. All four Divas had to strip down to their bras and panties before the match began, and Miss Jackie decided at the last minute that she didn't want everyone to see her in her underwear. She tried to leave - but Torrie and Sable would have none of it, grabbing Jackie and ripping off her gown so that she'd ''have'' to wrestle in her underwear. Although, to be fair, Jackie didn't know about the "wrestling in underwear" stipulation until just a few minutes before the match; she thought that the winners would strip the losers, like in a traditional Evening Gown Match. [[FridgeLogic Oddly, the match happened because Stacy and Jackie wanted to pose in Playboy instead of Sable and Torrie.]] The match originally was to be a traditional bra & panties match, but one of Sable's breast implants burst a few days before the match, meaning she couldn't get as physical as they had planned.
* In a behind-the-scenes example, Wrestling/MollyHolly asked the WWE management in 2005 to let her do a Heel Face Turn. When they denied her request on the grounds that it would never work, she asked for her release and retired from wrestling.
* Subverted when Wrestling/TripleH apparently abandoned Wrestling/ShawnMichaels in the middle of a "weapons" match against Wrestling/CodyRhodes and Wrestling/{{Ted DiBiase|Jr}}. Turns out, he was just running to fetch his trusty sledgehammer. ([[FridgeLogic One wonders]] why he didn't bring it to the ring to begin with, or just stash it ''under'' the ring before the match.)
* The 10/3/11 episode of ''Monday Night Raw'' ended with this - by about half of the WWE Roster, as well as the announcers, the refs, the cameramen...[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and the guy that rings the bell.]]
* Wrestling/{{Fandango}} used to be known for refusing to wrestle until someone pronounced his name correctly, which didn't happened until he was introduced by Wrestling/JerryLawler.
* The 6/18/12 edition of ''Raw'' featured a 3-on-1 Handicap Match of Wrestling/JohnCena versus the team of Wrestling/TheBigShow, David Otunga, and (former) General Manager of both Raw & [=SmackDown=] Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, which essentially dwindled down to a mere one-on-one match. This came thanks to both Big Show and Otunga ditching Laurinaitis during the match, leaving the People Power proponent to have to fight Cena alone. [[ThisIsGonnaSuck It went about as well as you might expect for him]].
* On the Labor Day 2012 edition, Wrestling/CMPunk decided to take a "personal day" instead of facing Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}. Subverted at the end of the show when he came back to cost John Cena his match with Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio. On the same show, Wrestling/JackSwagger decided to go on leave. Subverted again a week later when Punk tried this again with Wrestling/RandyOrton, only for Orton to [[YouWillNotEvadeMe chase him and bring him back to the ring]]. In early-2014, Punk had another one. After being passed over to be in the main event of Wrestling/WrestleMania for the third year in a row, he walked out and has not been heard from since.
* Tyler Reks was already tired of being a rarely utilized jobber-to-the-stars when he and tag partner Curt Hawkins got assigned a male stripper gimmick. One ''week'' later he quit pro wrestling. To be fair, he had already been battling with the decision for a while, as he had a newborn at home, and decided to leave wrestling before the gimmick went any further.
* In a battle royal, Wrestling/SantinoMarella sees that he doesn't have a prayer of eliminating Triple H and John Cena, and decides to eliminate the one guy he knows he can: ''[[Funny/SantinoMarella himself!]]''
* Wrestling/GailKim did this at her last appearance in WWE. Upset with the way she had been booked and realizing she wasn't going to be doing anything there, Gail gave her notice that she quit when at a Battle Royal she eliminated herself as soon as the match began. Apparently she was told to be eliminated from it in under a minute they just didn't expect her to eliminate herself. A few months later she had made her return to Wrestling/{{TNA}}.
* At Wrestling/SurvivorSeries it's not uncommon for a Heel to decide to do this, whether it's being outnumbered or an argument with his teammates he walks out on them and heads to the back. [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Bad News Brown]] did this two years in a row because he accidently got hit by his teammates, and was named [[http://www.wwe.com/shows/survivorseries/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-survivor-series/page-2 the worst teammate ever]] in Survivor Series history.
* One of the rumors surrounding [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson the Rock]]'s departure from WWE after Wrestlemania 29 is this due to the way WWE booked his match with John Cena. His open dissatisfaction with Cena's [[SarcasmMode storytelling skills]] and the fact that Cena's non-athleticism during the match led to the Rock's ''legitimate'' injuries as well have done nothing to quell the rumors. Cena fans, on the other hand, have [[FlameWar tried very hard]] to shove down people's throats the idea that the Rock walked out simply to spite the pro-wrestling fandom, [[KnowNothingKnowItAll under the assumption that the pro-wrestling fandom and John Cena fandom are one and the same]].
* The night after WWE Payback 2014, Batista had had enough of being denied a match for the WWE championship since Triple H and Randy Orton were focused on ending the Shield. He then left the ring, leaving Triple H screaming at him.
* Nearly any time during Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan's Intercontinental Title run where he was in a fight he knew he couldn't win, he typically just grabbed his belt and left. He would lost the match by count-out, but he would keep the title.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Radio]]
* The British Tolkien Radio parody ''Hordes of the Things'' begins with the Crown Prince Veganin giving the mighty hordes of Albion a rousing speech about how they will stand fast though Albion is surrounded by the hordes of evil. His speech is interrupted by the wizard Radox, who informs him that the mighty hordes of Albion can't make it today, but have left a sick note.
-->'''Veganin:''' Well, then, old Radox, but you and I...\\
'''Radox:''' Umm... ''(horse gallops away)''\\
'''Veganin:''' So. Farewell, thou cowards. Know you I would scorn to die in your company. To horse unto the King, to raise another force of men who would rejoice to die!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Religion]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapture The Rapture]].
* Most of Jesus' apostles resorted to this when Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane (which wasn't even necessary, because Jesus had insisted that the mob let his followers go). They eventually made up for their disloyalty -- [[HeroicSacrifice and then some]] -- after the Resurrection.
* ''Some'' (definitely ''not'' all) schools of Buddhism has leaving the cycle of {{reincarnation}} without turning back as the ultimate goal. Others simply seek to become an enlightened being, free from the sorrows of the world, that helps others reach enlightenment from time to time.
* According to ''Series/SixtyMinutes'': One of the possible reasons for Pope Benedict XVI resigning -- in addition to his official reasons, poor health due to advancing age -- was learning how corrupt the Vatican was (pedophilia and financial cover-ups, plus hard-partying, promiscuous priests).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The opening fiction to ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem Night Horrors: The Wicked Dead]]'' has a recurring character rooming with an up-and-coming supermodel, trying to see if she'd be a good candidate for initiation into a cult. She comes home a bit early one night, and finds some hideously bloated ''thing'' sucking what looks like the supermodel's life out from her thigh... and the supermodel enjoying it. Her reaction? "Yeah, I'll just... see myself out."
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Fate}}'' system, as used in ''TabletopGame/SpiritOfTheCentury'' or ''TabletopGame/TheDresdenFiles'', comes with explicit rules support and even some mechanical rewards for conceding a conflict before it gets too far out of hand, which helps encourage both players and {{Game Master}}s to remember that enacting this trope instead of [[AttackAttackAttack always fighting to the bitter end]] ''is'' in fact an option.
* In the backstory of ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', this was essentially General Aleksandr Kerensky's reaction to the Succession Wars starting up: he took his massive fleet and army and flew out into uncharted space, and vanished. The descendants of that fleet reappear hundreds of years later as the Clans, one of the only threats large enough to make the Successor States (who are ''still'' [[ForeverWar fighting each other]]) team up to fight back.
** When Ice Hellion [=saKhan=] Connor Rood discovered that their supply lines have been intercepted by Clan Jade Falcon, he knows that his Clan is doomed by the combined wrath of the Falcons and Hell's Horses (which their Clan just ticked off). So he immediately set about saving as much of his Clan as he could and escaped the Inner Sphere. Meanwhile, his Khan continues to lead her forces in a hopeless war against the two Clans.
* In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', Uktena (the totem spirit of the Uktena tribe) was once a servant of the original Wyrm of balance. When the Wyrm went insane, [[DefectorFromDecadence Uktena defected to the Wyld]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** Certain circumstances such as losing more than 25% of the unit in one phase, losing in close combat, tank shocking or getting hit with some kinds of special weaponry or psychic powers, will cause a unit to have to take a Morale check. If they fail the check, they will pull this trope. Certain units are more vulnerable to Morale hits than others: generally, rank and file grunts such as Conscripts and Gretchen will run away the moment things start going badly, but some units are just so fearless, psychotic and/or fanatical that they will only retreat in the most dire of circumstances... and even then only maybe.
** As Slaanesh and Khorne tore apart the rest of the Eldar Pantheon, Cegorach the Laughing God went "oh, screw this!" and fled into the Webway.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Simmons and Grif plan to flee from the tank that's threatening to attack them and try to make it to the Warthog, agreeing to start running together on the count of three. Although they spend a fairly ludicrous amount of time staring down the tank making sure they are on the same page with regard to "on the count of three", Grif deliberately sneaks away from him and starts running early while Simmons is still counting.
** "''Oh, you backstabbing cockbite!''"
** Happens later with Donut and Grif. They are hiding behind the warthog as Tucker approaches in an out of control tank.
** This time Donut sneaks off while Grif is counting.
** In Season 10, the Reds and Blues [[spoiler:pull a collective one when [[BadBoss Carolina's]] plan involves them serving as cannon fodder (with her ending up pointing a gun at Tucker when he questions it) and Church angrily declares that [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech every problem he's ever had stemmed from the Blood Gulchers]].]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HalloweenIsGrinchNight'' has this happen in the end. After Max was put through so much from the Grinch, he finally decides to leave his master and go with Euchariah.
* At the end of the ''WebAnimation/BowsersKingdom'' movie, Jeff and Hal are seen squashed and defeated:
-->'''Hal:''' That's it, I quit.
-->'''Jeff:''' Yeah, screw this!
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony''.
** In "Hippocratic Oafs", after seeing how poorly Ponyville is treating Blue Twilight, Purple Twilight decides she wants nothing more to do with them. "That's it. I'm out. I hope a bear eats you all."
** In "The Penny and Clyde Show", Pinkie Pie breaks the fourth wall and tries to walk out of the series after Discord makes his introduction. "''Ultra Fast Pony'', season two, everybody! I hope you all enjoyed it. I'm going home."
** In "Reading to Rainbow", Twilight is the only pony willing to visit Rainbow Dash in the hospital. Until Dash cracks a racist joke, at which point Twi replies, "Okay, that's it, I'm out! ''I'm done.'' You have fun by yourself."
* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors''
** In the episode "Time Slime", the team is trying to help a space station where time is overlapping on itself, meaning that there are actually three versions of the team performing different stages of the mission. BW #2 find the source of the problem, as well as the corpses of BW #1. They try to keep the same events from playing out again--and fail, winding on the ground right next to their "past" selves. Then BW #3 show up, see a pair of each of their bodies on the ground, and realize that it's probably better to let the people on the station figure this out for themselves.
** In "Memory Donk", the guy driving the rocket bus can't remember how to fly and bails out... [[TooDumbToLive into the vacuum of space]]. Later, as the bus is flying over Neo-Mars City, Chris asks Jelly Kid for help fighting the rampaging Memory Donk, only for Jelly Kid to make himself a parachute and bail out as well.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Blake's finally decided to abandon the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters White Fang]] during a mission to steal Dust off a train. Her partner was willing to detonate the train, killing humans in the process. Blake decouples the train, leaving her partner with the Dust while she departs on the rest of the train that's carrying the humans. She later confirms that White Fang's change in path from peaceful protesters to violent and aggressive terrorists was something she couldn't stomach.
** Bookstore owner Tukson defects from the White Fang for unknown reasons. He has plans to sneak away to Vacuo in the hopes of putting as much distance between himself and White Fang as possible. Unfortunately, Cinder's people catch up to him before he can escape. When Mercury and Emerald report back to Cinder, they state they've killed him and that he's no longer a problem.
** Neo completely [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomps]] Yang without taking a single hit and with a smile on her face. When she is about to finish Yang off, a mysterious masked female samurai appears and stops her attack. Completely terrified, Neo runs away.
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* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'': Richard pulls one of these in [[http://www.lfgcomic.com/page/268 this strip]]. Until Cale bribes him with a "Blow up a mountain" mission.
* [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/540.html This strip]] of ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' speculates about the fate of [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Moradmin_Bast one character]] from ''Franchise/StarWars''.
* ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' proves that there's a limit to how far minions are willing to take AttackAttackAttack [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0618.html here]]. It holds true for {{Red Shirt}}s as well, as in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0452.html this]] strip.
** And for a raven in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0440.html this one.]]
--->'''Blackwing:''' Caw CAW! Caw caw caw caw, caw! ''(POP!)''\\
''(Translation:)'' "Screw THAT! You're on your own, mammal!"
** "Screw this! I'm not getting rubbed out by magic-wielding [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0240.html hookers]]!!"
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0077.html Monster: "Eh, screw this. I'll order Thai."]]
** Laurin Shattersmith does this during her duel with Vaarsuvius. While the more powerful spellcaster of the two, Laurin had already expended a great amount of power fighting other characters, and when V points out that (s)he still has more than two dozen spells remaining, Laurin teleports away without another word.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' Oasis [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=020709 inspires this in several Hereti Corp henchmen]], prompting Torg to remark, "Well, ''that'' was too easy!"
* Leo, the genetically enhanced lion in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'': "I guess he wanted me to rush 'em or something, but I was all, screw that, Master, they've got guns, man!"
* [[Webcomic/PennyArcade Tycho's]] brain [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/07/16/brains-with-urgent-appointments does it]] when confronted with ''[[Franchise/DieHard Live Free or Die Hard]]'''s interpretation of the Internet.
** A literal meaning of [[{{Pun}} "one's senses taking leave"]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', Jason Kendrick Howell and Beel pull this when Chris goes to bring down the 4-cent Garbage building, leaving Clyde Cash and Jack Thaddeus to die.
* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' -- Xanatos peels off after Cypress panics from coming out of her hypnotic Tone and [[http://www.lastres0rt.com/2010/11/keep-the-camera-rolling/ dives into a pool of nanotech]]. He escapes during the collective FreakOut that ensues.
** [[WhamEpisode Given everything that went wrong after that point]], it's hard to imagine him staying could've made the situation any WORSE, at least...
* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'''s Black Mage has attempted to, on multiple occasions, opt out of the quest to save the world Fighter signed him up for. However, numerous elements keep forcing him back into the game, such as Thief's blackmail or Sarda's reality-warping power.
* ''WebComic/RustyAndCo'' introduced the mook Sir Malevolus, likely a mini-boss in his own right. As he begins to make his BadassBoast, [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-5-19/ he suddenly realizes that between Rusty and Cube, he doesn't stand a chance. After giving them directions to the boss, he books it.]]
** Later on, he meets with TheDragon of the arc. TheDragon tells Malevolus the protagonists are one direction; [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-5-21/ Malevolus heads in a different direction because that's where the ''exit'' is.]]
* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0164.html the drow duck out of the fight.]]
* In ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000421c Megaman pulls this]] [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000422c on the]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall comic.]]
* A member of the Webcomic/KarateBears does a Doug (Michael Showalter) in this strip, and [[http://www.karatebears.com/2012/08/doug.html actually leaves the page.]]
* ''WebComic/SchlockMercenary'' has the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries.]] Similar to one of the Real Life examples, Maxim 3 is "An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks everybody".
* ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a lot of characters pull this off at once in Act 6 Intermission 5. [[spoiler: Upon realising that the Ring of Life, a ring that can revive a dead person, has just been lost, [[KillerDM Vriska]] starts yelling at [[ExtremeDoormat Tavros]], the last one who (she thinks) had it, about losing it. At this point, he [[GrewASpine grows sick of her crap]] and flies off to parts unknown, {{flipping the bird}} and yelling a taunt previously used against him at her. [[MoodSwinger Sollux]] then follows suit, taking [[CatGirl Nepeta]] and [[GenkiGirl Feferi]] with him]].
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* Chip from the web fiction serial ''Literature/DimensionHeroes'' completely abandons his ally after discovering his Guardian Band, wanting nothing to do with the conflict, despite the fact that he's involved whether he wants to be or not.
* "Hello and welcome to ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'', where bad comics burn! Say... *Pulls out his pocket watch* It's Mill- [makes a break for it]
** During the conclusion of the Mechakara Arc, Harvey Finevoice, 90's Kid, and Ninja Style Dancer comes to aid Linkara against the villain. They get some good hits in at first, but then Mechakara starts adapting to their weapons and can't be harmed. They all promptly flee to leave Linkara to fend for himself.
** "[[Franchise/PowerRangers Fuck this, man]]. [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch I'm]] [[ActorAllusion going into]] {{Anime}}"
** WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows announces his [[TenMinuteRetirement retirement]] from TGWTG after seeing that he's reviewing "Blah Blah Blah" by Ke$ha for his debut episode.
* [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles The Shredder]], during the TMNT parody by WebVideo/MyWayEntertainment: "Man, fuck this shit; you're gonna [[GroinAttack kick me in the nuts]]! I'm off this motherfucker! Sheeeeeit... fuck you!"
* Becomes something of a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bO56bcpiYA running gag]] for Brad of 4 Player Podcast when he plays ''Just Cause 2'', using gas canisters as miniature escape rockets.
* WebVideo/BumReviews: "Change?! Ya got cha-- Oh my God, they're filming [[Film/{{Steel}} a Shaq movie!]] [[TheCameo I'm out of here!]]"
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic
** During his review of ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'': [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark "Screw this movie, I'm going home." [...] "No, no, no. Screw this movie. Home."]]
** ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'': "Hi, I'm WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, [[CatchPhrase I remember it...]]" [legs it]
** He and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick both try to run the fuck away when Creator/RobinWilliams starts rapping in ''WesternAnimation/{{FernGully|TheLastRainforest}}''.
* When Equius is first introduced in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', ''the narrator'' doesn't want to spend too long on him.
** Also, [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/index.php?s=6&p=002556 at one point]], an enemy absconds off John's roof with [[ParasolParachute an umbrella]]. Because that's what weak enemies do when they are vastly outclassed.
** [[spoiler:In the afterlife]], Tavros attempts to do this when Vriska declares [[RageAgainstTheAuthor her desire to start fucking shit up]] so that they'll be relevant to the narrative again. Unfortunately, Vriska brainwashes him into obeying.
-->'''Vriska:''' [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006740 I'm sick of this shit.]] I'm sick of being [[spoiler:dead]] and useless and bored, and I'm not going to take it anymore. You're with me, right?
-->'''Tavros:''' No way.
* The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/abandon-thread#.ToYMPexJlD0 Abandon Thread]] meme, also known as 'Fuck This Thread, I'm Outta Here'.
* There have been a number of ''WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}s'' that have the Retsupuraers throw their hands up and bail for different reasons. Two of the more notable ones were ''Let's Play This!''[[note]]It was another LetsPlay/DeceasedCrab video, this one of ''Creator/JackieChan's Action Kung Fu''[[/note]] and ''The Legend of Sweat''[[note]]It was a LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMinishCap'' that quickly gets derailed when the [=LPer=] reveals that his cat's version of catnip is ''[[{{Squick}} human sweat]][[/note]]''.
* In an episode of Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow podcast, Karl is trying to explain his latest bizarre train of thought; that [[InsaneTrollLogic the world is better if you're a midget because there's more of it to see.]] Halfway through, Ricky leaves to make a cup of tea, asking Stephen to call him when Karl's finished.
* LetsPlay/{{Sips}}, completely cornered in a game of Worms Reloaded, just gives up and has his last worm jump into the water.
-->'''Sips:''' You know what? Fuck you guys. Fuck this game. Fuck you. *jumps*
* In ''WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID'', when coming face to face with [[spoiler:the Rake]] in the episode "Jessie", Jeff's only response is to announce "Fuck this shit," and run like hell. [[spoiler:Granted, he was running to find something to chase it off with, but still.]]
* ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights''
** The last surviving Black Cloak [[spoiler:aka The Last Angry Geek]] says "Oh, screw this!" and flees for his life when Malachite kills his allies.
** Likewise when Brad (a.k.a WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob) tries to attack Malachite and fails. He runs for the hills.
* In [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee's]] review of ''Videogame/AloneInTheDark2008'', he finally reaches his breaking point when, after an hour slaying monsters, the game spawns thirty more and tells him he has to kill them too.
--> '''Yahtzee:''' "No." I replied, "No, I do not. I reject your stupid, fucking, arbitrary, gameplay-lengthening ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' grind quests, and I'm sick of putting up with your bullshit!"
* ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'' has this awesome example from UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus.
-->''Arrivederci! Imma leave before this battle begins! [[{{Beat}} ...]] [[SubvertedTrope Cos]] [[LargeHam we both know in the end which of these captain's going to win!]]''
* LetsPlay/SomethingAwfulDungeonsAndDragons:
** Minerelle gets hit with a -2 to Int. checks and skills in the Tomb of Horrors, at which point she's had enough and tries to leave. This works out pretty well, since she's the only one not cloned for a MirrorMatch, but returns in time to help with it.
** At Paragon tier, Minerelle bursts through a window, advises everyone to take a nap soon, blasts an illithid with massive psionic damage, is almost instantly killed by the backlash, is healed from the brink of perma-death by Kodrinscheiner, and immediately flees screaming into another dimension. All in one turn. Leaving everyone else in the room completely bewildered.
* Occurs in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' when the remaining Travelers that aren't dead or in jail get a chance to return [[spoiler:to their home dimension]]. Also an option allowed for the teenaged Wards when the [[spoiler:Slaughterhouse Nine]] show up.
* One episode of ''Creator/RoosterTeeth'''s Podcasts, and animated in ''Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures'', tells the story of how Gus, fed up with Burnie constantly mentioning that Las Vegas was only a short drive away[[note]]Gus didn't want to spend hours in a van with everyone[[/note]], hopped out of the van, headed back to their hotel, packed up, and wrote a note, declaring "See you in Austin, assholes!" [[SubvertedTrope Of course he couldn't find a flight that left L.A. that night and he had to get picked up to make it to the airport the next day.]]
* "See you later, fuckers!" is one of Matt's catchphrases on ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'', usually uttered when running away from a group of enemies.
* Subverted in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfg5heCpbDA Smashtasm Episode 5]], during 1337f0x's flashback of his battle with Greg. While the present 1337f0x says "So I decided the only way to defeat Greg was to stop him on my own". However the past 1337f0x is less than willing.
* Creator/BradJones has this reaction near the end of "Rock, It's Your Decision" in his ''WebVideo/DVDRHell'' episode when the DesignatedHero starts making very homophobic remarks. This doubles as a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome after he gives a nice TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to the protagonist. This film comes up later as an "at least it's not this" anytime he reviews a bad Christian propaganda film.
* In ''WebVideo/BradJonesDemoReel'', Gretchen, and later Henrietta, bluntly bow out of being in Braddie's remake of ''E.T. The Porno''.
* Michael Moorer pulls one of these on his trainer in an episode of [[http://theboxingtribune.com/2014/08/what-if-mike-tyson-got-acquitted/ What If]] when fighting Mike Tyson.
* In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbf9SR9w_Qc "10 weirdest foods"]] video by [[WebVideo/MatthewSantoro Matt Santoro]], after having barely gotten past balut (developing duck embryo that is boiled alive and eaten in the shell), he realizes that the next food is [[spoiler:deep-fried tarantulas]], which immediately makes Matt jump out of his chair and leave the room, trying to end the video right then and there.
* WebVideo/{{Wowcrendor}} has an installment of the "Orc vs. Wild" video where his gnome character wanders through ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'''s infamous Moonguard RP server. He quickly runs away after spying two guys and a gnome on a bed, again after finding a strange danceoff in the basement and one last time after meeting a girl with a man's voice.
* In ''[[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6949282/furry-superheroes-are-super-gross Furry Superheroes are Super Gross]], after the Furry Team activates Gif Mode and turns into a giant furry tranny. Vivisector just says "Nope" and uses his jet pack to fly away.
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