From the comics
- Explorers on the Moon: Wolff, overcome with guilt at betraying the others, leaving the rocket and marooning himself in space in the hope that it will give the others more oxygen; even Captain Haddock, who moments ago thought Wolff had actually tried to commit sabotage, is moved to tears by this.
- Tintin in Tibet: The Yeti's grief when Chang leaves.
Captain Haddock: You can at least save yourself. You must cut the rope, it's the only answer!Tintin: Never! Either we're both saved, or we die together!
- There's also the Captain trying to sacrifice himself to save Tintin, along with Tintin's reaction to his plan.
From the animated series
- In the scene in "Tintin in Tibet" where Haddock tries to sacrifice himself, he mutters bitterly to himself that he's "just getting rid of dead weight" while trying to cut the rope, which makes the scene all the more painful.