Basic Trope: Offered only two options, a character chooses a third of his own devising.
Straight: The villain holds two cities up with his army and the hero can only go to one in time to save it. Rather than struggle on deciding which one, the hero summons the goddess and she gets some of her personal army to aid one city while the heroes liberate the other.
Deconstructed: The Hero's attempted third option comes at a bigger cost than choosing one of the other two would have been. Because of the unintended cost the hero starts to doubt his abilities and it slowly throws him into a Heroic BSOD
Reconstructed: After a talk from his friends, the hero finds out that, despite the tragic cost,it was actually better than what the other choices were by far, giving the hero resolve to keep going and giving him new insight into the way the villain plans.
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