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Not to be confused with the [[http://www.abovetheinfluence.com/ American campaign of the same name]], part of the US Government's "war on drugs".

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Not to be confused with the [[http://www.abovetheinfluence.com/ American campaign of the same name]], part of the US Government's government's "war on drugs".


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* ''Film/StealingHeaven'': His students send a prostitute to Abelard, but he resists temptation and simply lies beside her. Later though he can't resist Héloïse's charms.


** In "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered", Xander is AboveTheInfluence of [[LovePotion every female in Sunnydale]], particularly Buffy... well everyone except for Cordelia, who the spell was intended for. The spell was botched, and she ended up the only woman ''protected'' from the spell.
** Oz is AboveTheInfluence with Willow at more than one point. The first time Willow tries to get him to kiss her, he thinks she is trying to get at Cordelia and Xander and instead he wants to be the gentleman and wait. The second time is after he caught Willow cheating on him, and she tries to seduce him. He lets her down and says she doesn't have to prove anything to him and rejects her obvious sexual advances.

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** In "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered", Xander is AboveTheInfluence Above The Influence of [[LovePotion every female in Sunnydale]], particularly Buffy... well everyone except for Cordelia, who the spell was intended for. The spell was botched, and she ended up the only woman ''protected'' from the spell.
** Oz is AboveTheInfluence Above The Influence with Willow at more than one point. The first time Willow tries to get him to kiss her, he thinks she is trying to get at Cordelia and Xander and instead he wants to be the gentleman and wait. The second time is after he caught Willow cheating on him, and she tries to seduce him. He lets her down and says she doesn't have to prove anything to him and rejects her obvious sexual advances.



** He actually tries to be AboveTheInfluence, but she tells him not to be a good guy.

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** He actually tries to be AboveTheInfluence, Above The Influence, but she tells him not to be a good guy.

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* ''Manga/HowToTreatALadyKnightRight'': In a bonus chapter of volume 1, ChivalrousPervert Houli discovers that Leo CantHoldHerLiquor and is a giggly, playful drunk. When Leo strips off the bottom half of her armor and plops herself onto Houli's lap, Houli is pervert enough to want to feel up her rear, but just chivalrous enough to resist the urge. At least initially, as he does start to think maybe it's okay since she won't find out. Fortunately at that moment Leo unwittingly punches him into the sky.


** Hayasaka tried to tempt Shirogane into doing things to Kaguya when he came to visit, saying that she wouldn't remember any of it due to her fever, the two of them were going to be left alone for three hours, and [[UpToEleven the walls were sound-proof]]. He manages to avoid giving into temptation, though he says that it took every ounce of his willpower.

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** Hayasaka tried to tempt Shirogane into doing things to Kaguya when he came to visit, saying that she wouldn't remember any of it due to her fever, the two of them were going to be left alone for three hours, and [[UpToEleven the walls were sound-proof]]. He manages to avoid giving into temptation, though he says that it took every ounce of his willpower. Perhaps more importantly given the nature of their relationship, however, is that he ''also'' resisted the temptation to ask how she really felt about him or about any of her weaknesses.

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* In the ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' episode "Blind Love", Rosalee is the only one unaffected when a criminal tries to 'punish' Nick for arresting his father years ago by slipping the entire group random love potions while they're having drinks at the hotel where the man works (Rosalee declined because she was pregnant). Potentially subverted as the whole point of the spell was that ''nobody'' was in love with someone who loved them back, with the man's final goal being for Nick and his friends to kill themselves either through suicide or fighting each other, until Rosalee manages to devise an antidote.


* ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'': Hayasaka tried to tempt Shirogane into doing things to Kaguya when he came to visit, saying that she wouldn't remember any of it due to her fever, the two of them were going to be left alone for three hours, and [[UpToEleven the walls were sound-proof]]. He manages to avoid giving into temptation, though he says that it took every ounce of his willpower.

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Hayasaka tried to tempt Shirogane into doing things to Kaguya when he came to visit, saying that she wouldn't remember any of it due to her fever, the two of them were going to be left alone for three hours, and [[UpToEleven the walls were sound-proof]]. He manages to avoid giving into temptation, though he says that it took every ounce of his willpower.willpower.
** [[spoiler:Ishigami nearly loses his virginity to his crush Tsubame on Christmas Eve, but wanting to do things properly, he formally confesses and asks her out before things go too far. When she turns him down, he doesn't go through with it.]]

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* In ''Comicbook/IdentityCrisis'', it's revealed that members of the Justice League erased the memories of villains who learned their secret identities, and mind-wiped Dr Light to make him less dangerous. Subsequently, Comicbook/{{Batman}} becomes concerned that Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} may have also been brainwashed, as she abruptly switched from being his bitter enemy to a [[DatingCatwoman flirty]] AntiVillain. He deliberately distances himself from her because he fears that he would be taking advantage of her if they did get involved.

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* In ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', Lester spends most of the film obsessing over his daughter's slutty friend. But when he finally gets a chance to do the deed, [[spoiler: she confesses that she's actually a virgin]], and he decides not to go through with it.

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* Music/DCTalk, on an early album[[note]]''Free at Last''[[/note]], had the song "That Kinda Girl", where the basic premise is the singer wanting to wait for 'the one'. The first girl in the song moved too fast for him; it's implied they were on their ''first'' date (at Olive Garden), and she wanted to make a move right as he brought her home.

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* ''Fanfic/APossibleEncounterForAPhantom'': After Ember casts her love spell, Kim becomes very attached to Danny. Even though he's deeply into her, Danny refuses to take advantage of this, wanting Kim to fall in love with him by choice.


So Bob's got a crush on Alice. We've seen him [[LongingLook looking at her longingly]], or heard him talk of her beauty but Alice isn't all that keen on Bob. He may have asked her out and been turned down before, or she may be in a relationship. They may be together, and Bob's ready to take it to the next level, but Alice's waiting for the right time.

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So Bob's got a crush on Alice. We've seen him [[LongingLook looking at her longingly]], longingly]] or heard him talk of her beauty but Alice isn't all that keen on Bob. He may have asked her out and been turned down before, or she may be in a relationship. They may be together, and Bob's ready to take it to the next level, but Alice's waiting for the right time.



This is almost always a guy refusing a girl because, on TV, [[AManIsAlwaysEager men refusing sex is unthinkable.]] Also note that if the character had slept with the intoxicated person, it might be [[QuestionableConsent considered rape]], depending on the level of intoxication. If the character or the narrative seem to be laying it on too thick with praise for his behaviour, it can come across as WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency.

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This is almost always a guy refusing a girl because, on TV, [[AManIsAlwaysEager men refusing sex is unthinkable.]] Also note that if the character had slept with the intoxicated person, it might be [[QuestionableConsent considered rape]], depending on the level of intoxication. If the character or the narrative seem seems to be laying it on too thick with praise for his behaviour, it can come across as WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency.



* ''LightNovel/TheTestamentOfSisterNewDevil'' subverts the trope for the sake of comedy and fanservice, during a scene at Chisato's apartment. She has her nephew, Basara, stand her and hold her tightly against him while she's dressed in one of his school shirts. Basara tries to resist by saying it's improper, since they're related and because he knew Chisato [[GoingCommando wasn't wearing anything]] underneath. So she [[TheTease playfully asks]] if that's how he ''really'' feels. Before he can reply, Chisato lightly rubs her backside against his crotch and smirks when she feels him get an erection.

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* ''LightNovel/TheTestamentOfSisterNewDevil'' subverts the trope for the sake of comedy and fanservice, during a scene at Chisato's apartment. She has her nephew, Basara, stand her and hold her tightly against him while she's dressed in one of his school shirts. Basara tries to resist by saying it's improper, improper since they're related and because he knew Chisato [[GoingCommando wasn't wearing anything]] underneath. So she [[TheTease playfully asks]] if that's how he ''really'' feels. Before he can reply, Chisato lightly rubs her backside against his crotch and smirks when she feels him get an erection.



** [[spoiler:Yami gets a blast of [[LovePotion Celine's pollen]] and asks Rito on a date, then tries to kiss him. While his refusal may've been at least partly for fear of what she'd do to him after sobering up, she interprets it as this trope. Notably, an issue or so later, she '''doesn't''' slash or clobber him for seeing her in a swimsuit.]]

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** [[spoiler:Yami gets a blast of [[LovePotion Celine's pollen]] and asks Rito on a date, then tries to kiss him. While his refusal may've may have been at least partly for fear of what she'd do to him after sobering up, she interprets it as this trope. Notably, an issue or so later, she '''doesn't''' slash or clobber him for seeing her in a swimsuit.]]



*** Averted, subverted and played straight in one sequence. During Yui's visit at Rito's, Momo tries to setup a special mood between them, which is seemingly about to be disrupted by their usual antics. She considers an aphrodisiac, but dismisses that thought as she feels it is not appropriate. Then Yui herself makes a move on Rito, but is basically shot down by Rito.
*** Taken to extremes by Rito's apparent resistance to the charm of Charmians, which are supossed to turn any men who witnesses their face a beast. He doesn't. Lala's father Gid resists it as well, but he's from a powerful species.
*** In the entire series, it has been completely averted by Rito, ''once'' and that took the influence of a very powerful alien aprhodisiac that completely shut down his consciousness. Fortunately he was SharingABody with someone else at the time, or things could have gotten [[DoubleStandardRapeSciFi really dark.]]

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*** Averted, subverted and played straight in one sequence. During Yui's visit at Rito's, Momo tries to setup set up a special mood between them, which is seemingly about to be disrupted by their usual antics. She considers an aphrodisiac, aphrodisiac but dismisses that thought as she feels it is not appropriate. Then Yui herself makes a move on Rito, Rito but is basically shot down by Rito.
*** Taken to extremes by Rito's apparent resistance to the charm of Charmians, which are supossed supposed to turn any men who witnesses their face a beast. He doesn't. Lala's father Gid resists it as well, but he's from a powerful species.
*** In the entire series, it has been completely averted by Rito, ''once'' and that took the influence of a very powerful alien aprhodisiac aphrodisiac that completely shut down his consciousness. Fortunately Fortunately, he was SharingABody with someone else at the time, or things could have gotten [[DoubleStandardRapeSciFi really dark.]]



* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Subverted. In chapter 5 Asuka has got it with holding her emotions back and decides to have sex with Shinji after asking him if he trusts her to not be impaired by ego or alcohol. Shinji refuses at the beginning, arguing that she has drunk several beers that night so that he cannot be sure that she is not inebriated. Asuka argues back she is completely sober ([[HardDrinkingPartyGirl and she might be]]) and very serious. Shinji still resists but she insists ''a lot'' and he finally gives in. Neither of them regret it the next morning (although they are still very hesitant about their relationship).

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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Subverted. In chapter 5 Asuka has got it with holding her emotions back and decides to have sex with Shinji after asking him if he trusts her to not be impaired by ego or alcohol. Shinji refuses at the beginning, arguing that she has drunk several beers that night so that he cannot be sure that she is not inebriated. Asuka argues back she is completely sober ([[HardDrinkingPartyGirl and she might be]]) and very serious. Shinji still resists but she insists ''a lot'' and he finally gives in. Neither of them regret regrets it the next morning (although they are still very hesitant about their relationship).



* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'' Jayne is rather (pleasantly) surprised when River suddenly starts trying to make out with him. However, he quickly realizes something is wrong, then douses her with ice water to snap her out of it. [[spoiler: Shortly afterward, they learn that there's a psychic who has been influencing everyone around them, and that said psychic was deliberately pushing River and Jayne at each other because otherwise River would have been observant enough to recognize said psychic.]]

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* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'' Jayne is rather (pleasantly) surprised when River suddenly starts trying to make out with him. However, he quickly realizes something is wrong, then douses her with ice water to snap her out of it. [[spoiler: Shortly afterward, they learn that there's a psychic who has been influencing everyone around them, and that said psychic was deliberately pushing River and Jayne at each other because otherwise otherwise, River would have been observant enough to recognize said psychic.]]



* This is a common plot device in fics that [[BodyguardCrush pair Lyn with Kent]] in the ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem]]'' fandom. Kent's straightlaced and lawful personality, mixed with his romantic feelings for Lyn (which are canon in the game), are supposed to make him keep any pushiness or selfish tendences aside in regards to a relationship with Lyn, and possibly "aid" them in a Hurt/Comfort scenario. Whether it works or not in the fics, eh, it's a case-by-case scenario.

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* This is a common plot device in fics that [[BodyguardCrush pair Lyn with Kent]] in the ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem]]'' fandom. Kent's straightlaced and lawful personality, mixed with his romantic feelings for Lyn (which are canon in the game), are supposed to make him keep any pushiness or selfish tendences tendencies aside in regards to a relationship with Lyn, and possibly "aid" them in a Hurt/Comfort scenario. Whether it works or not in the fics, eh, it's a case-by-case scenario.



'''Venkman:''' Go ahead - no, I can't. Sounds like you got at least at least two people in there already. Might be a little crowded.

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'''Venkman:''' Go ahead - no, I can't. Sounds like you got at least at least two people in there already. Might be a little crowded.



** In the short story ''Last Call'' Harry has a chance to have a threesome with a magically-drunk and ''very'' willing Murphy and a Maenad, a Greek mythological figure. Not only does he violently resist, he also refrains from telling Murphy that she came on to him after the spell wears off.
** Molly Carpenter, daughter of Harry's best friend Michael Carpenter, has had a crush on Harry from her teen years, but Harry refrains from taking advantage of her because of how he feels it would make him look in Michael's eyes. [[spoiler:When Molly becomes Harry's wizard apprentice it goes UpToEleven, since he has more authority over her and is involved even more with her life, but he still refuses because it would be taking advantage of her even more now.]]

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** In the short story ''Last Call'' Harry has a chance to have a threesome with a magically-drunk and ''very'' willing Murphy and a Maenad, a Greek mythological figure. Not only does he violently resist, but he also refrains from telling Murphy that she came on to him after the spell wears off.
** Molly Carpenter, daughter of Harry's best friend Michael Carpenter, has had a crush on Harry from her teen years, but Harry refrains from taking advantage of her because of how he feels it would make him look in Michael's eyes. [[spoiler:When Molly becomes Harry's wizard apprentice it goes UpToEleven, UpToEleven since he has more authority over her and is involved even more with her life, but he still refuses because it would be taking advantage of her even more now.]]



* The [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt Do'Urden]] novels feature a scene where, possessed by her sword (long story), Catti-brie rushes into Drizzt's room wearing a flimsy nightdress and glomps him. He spends a couple minutes with his brain and hormones going haywire and almost gives in... then he starts adding up certain incongruities and realizes it's not her. They don't get together for years afterward, but their mutual respect jumps several notches.

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* The [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt Do'Urden]] novels feature a scene where, possessed by her sword (long story), Catti-brie rushes into Drizzt's room wearing a flimsy nightdress and glomps him. He spends a couple of minutes with his brain and hormones going haywire and almost gives in... then he starts adding up certain incongruities and realizes it's not her. They don't get together for years afterward, but their mutual respect jumps several notches.



* In Creator/LinneaSinclair's ''Gabriel's Ghost'', Sully's high on some liquid courage and works up the nerve to kiss his long time crush. She resists because he's drunk; if he really wanted her surely he would have made a move when he was sober, therefore it's just the drugs and he'll regret it in the morning. Then he accidentally implies that he's looking for a one-night stand, and she gets angry at the insult and walks away.

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* In Creator/LinneaSinclair's ''Gabriel's Ghost'', Sully's high on some liquid courage and works up the nerve to kiss his long time longtime crush. She resists because he's drunk; if he really wanted her surely he would have made a move when he was sober, therefore it's just the drugs and he'll regret it in the morning. Then he accidentally implies that he's looking for a one-night stand, and she gets angry at the insult and walks away.



* In ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'', Nessus uses the [[ElectricInstantGratification tasp]] on Halrloprillalar in order to enslave her to Louis Wu's will through over-stimulus of her pleasure center. Louis is disgusted by this, and refuses to take advantage of it. Instead, he helps her break the addiction.

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* In ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'', Nessus uses the [[ElectricInstantGratification tasp]] on Halrloprillalar in order to enslave her to Louis Wu's will through over-stimulus of her pleasure center. Louis is disgusted by this, this and refuses to take advantage of it. Instead, he helps her break the addiction.



* In Laurie Halse Anderson's book ''Twisted'', protagonist Tyler Miller is given the opportunity to sleep with his crush Bethany Milbury at a party, but refuses to do so on account of her being drunk.

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* In Laurie Halse Anderson's book ''Twisted'', protagonist Tyler Miller is given the opportunity to sleep with his crush Bethany Milbury at a party, party but refuses to do so on account of her being drunk.



* An episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' had Malcolm get drunk with a girl at a party at Thanksgiving. When the both of them end up well beyond tipsy, the girl propositions Malcolm, and then promptly collapses on the floor, barely able to hold her head up. Malcolm refuses and then ruins his family's Thanksgiving dinner by whining (still very drunk) about how he was too moral to take advantage of her (oh, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick also by vomiting in the turkey]]). The next time he sees her, the girl [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished threatens to have her brother beat him up]] if he tells anyone about her propositioning him.

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* An episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' had Malcolm get drunk with a girl at a party at Thanksgiving. When the both of them end up well beyond tipsy, the girl propositions Malcolm, and then promptly collapses on the floor, barely able to hold her head up. Malcolm refuses and then ruins his family's Thanksgiving dinner by whining (still very drunk) about how he was too moral to take advantage of her (oh, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick also by vomiting in the turkey]]). The next time he sees her, the girl [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished threatens to have her brother beat him up]] if he tells anyone about her propositioning him.



** The first time, Elaine was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and started to come on to Alex as a way of compensating. Seeing as she's obviously very vulnerable, he turns her away. (Although later, after she has spoken to a therapist, Alex says he's glad they "stopped before we did something we both would have... [[ButIWouldReallyEnjoyIt fondly remembered for the rest of our lives."]]
** The second time, Latka had cheated on Simka (he had done it to keep himself and the other woman from freezing to death in a blizzard) and the pastor of their religion told her to do it with someone else in order to make amends. (Yes, he was serious; apparently it was either that or divorce. Alex would later call out the whole organization for thinking two wrongs made a right.) Simka approached Alex for it, but he refused; to him, it would be taking advantage of a woman ''asking'' to be raped. (Eventually, an offhand suggestion from Jim that Latka and Simka could divorce and marry a second time - nobody said they couldn't - [[TakeAThirdOption resolved the issue]].)

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** The first time, Elaine was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, breakdown and started to come on to Alex as a way of compensating. Seeing as she's obviously very vulnerable, he turns her away. (Although later, after she has spoken to a therapist, Alex says he's glad they "stopped before we did something we both would have... [[ButIWouldReallyEnjoyIt fondly remembered for the rest of our lives."]]
** The second time, Latka had cheated on Simka (he had done it to keep himself and the other woman from freezing to death in a blizzard) and the pastor of their religion told her to do it with someone else in order to make amends. (Yes, he was serious; apparently apparently, it was either that or divorce. Alex would later call out the whole organization for thinking two wrongs made a right.) Simka approached Alex for it, but he refused; to him, it would be taking advantage of a woman ''asking'' to be raped. (Eventually, an offhand suggestion from Jim that Latka and Simka could divorce and marry a second time - nobody said they couldn't - [[TakeAThirdOption resolved the issue]].)



** Oz is AboveTheInfluence with Willow at more than one point. The first time Willow tries to get him to kiss her, he thinks she is trying to get at Cordelia and Xander and instead he wants to be the gentleman and wait. The second time is after he caught Willow cheating on him, and she tries to seduce him. He lets her down and says she doesn't have to prove anything to him, and rejects her obvious sexual advances.

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** Oz is AboveTheInfluence with Willow at more than one point. The first time Willow tries to get him to kiss her, he thinks she is trying to get at Cordelia and Xander and instead he wants to be the gentleman and wait. The second time is after he caught Willow cheating on him, and she tries to seduce him. He lets her down and says she doesn't have to prove anything to him, him and rejects her obvious sexual advances.



* ''Series/FamilyMatters'' did an episode where Steve Urkel gets accidentally splashed with some pheromones and has to fight off aggressive advances from the normally-hostile Laura. At the end she doesn't seem to remember what happened, and the situation [[StatusQuoIsGod reverts to status quo]].

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* ''Series/FamilyMatters'' did an episode where Steve Urkel gets accidentally splashed with some pheromones and has to fight off aggressive advances from the normally-hostile Laura. At In the end end, she doesn't seem to remember what happened, and the situation [[StatusQuoIsGod reverts to status quo]].



* There's a very similar scene in the first season of ''Series/{{ER}}''. Carol shows up on ex-lover Doug's doorstep, despondent over being denied custody of an abandoned girl, because she tried to kill herself a year earlier. Between Doug's womanizing ways and the fact that it's been obvious from the first episode that he's still madly in love with her, it's painfully obvious that he wants to take advantage of the situation, especially when she begins to make advances to him. But he ultimately resists, knowing that she'll regret it afterwards, not just because of her distraught state of mind, but also, (a) she's engaged to someone else, (b) they've never hashed out the issues from their broken relationship.

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* There's a very similar scene in the first season of ''Series/{{ER}}''. Carol shows up on ex-lover Doug's doorstep, despondent over being denied custody of an abandoned girl, girl because she tried to kill herself a year earlier. Between Doug's womanizing ways and the fact that it's been obvious from the first episode that he's still madly in love with her, it's painfully obvious that he wants to take advantage of the situation, especially when she begins to make advances to him. But he ultimately resists, knowing that she'll regret it afterwards, not just because of her distraught state of mind, but also, (a) she's engaged to someone else, (b) they've never hashed out the issues from their broken relationship.



** In another episode, Lilth [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} was going a little overboard about her pregnancy]], and told Sam to touch her breasts (after seriously glamorizing how she would feed her child with them). Despite her, in effect, ''asking him to feel her up'', Sam declined, both because of this trope and the fact he was ''royally creeped out''.

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** In another episode, Lilth Lilith [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} was going a little overboard about her pregnancy]], and told Sam to touch her breasts (after seriously glamorizing how she would feed her child with them). Despite her, in effect, ''asking him to feel her up'', Sam declined, both because of this trope and the fact he was ''royally creeped out''.



** [[spoiler:Whiskey]] makes a solid attempt at seducing Topher, mostly in order to MindScrew him, but he not only turns her down, he is royally creeped out by the whole thing. It likely had something to do with the fact that normally she ''loathes'' him.

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** [[spoiler:Whiskey]] makes a solid attempt at seducing Topher, mostly in order to MindScrew him, but he not only turns her down, but he is also royally creeped out by the whole thing. It likely had something to do with the fact that normally she ''loathes'' him.



* A nasty use of InvokedTrope comes into play on the New Zealand soap ''Series/ShortlandStreet'', where a girl drunkenly comes on to her psychotic StalkerWithACrush, who ''murdered her brother'', among other people, because said brother wouldn't have been cool with his schoolgirl sister dating his 30 something year old friend. The girl has had a crush on psycho for a long time, but he kinda screwed his chances up when he tried to strangle her for suspecting him of involvement in her brother's death. It's been a while since that happened, but she's still doubtful about a relationship with him. So he shows up, gets her drunk, then invokes this trope when she goes to kiss him. Cue the poor girl deciding that he must be a decent guy, and they get together the next day. [[ForegoneConclusion It don't work out.]]

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* A nasty use of InvokedTrope comes into play on the New Zealand soap ''Series/ShortlandStreet'', where a girl drunkenly comes on to her psychotic StalkerWithACrush, who ''murdered her brother'', brother'' among other people, people because said brother wouldn't have been cool with his schoolgirl sister dating his 30 something year old 30-something-year-old friend. The girl has had a crush on psycho for a long time, but he kinda screwed his chances up when he tried to strangle her for suspecting him of involvement in her brother's death. It's been a while since that happened, but she's still doubtful about a relationship with him. So he shows up, gets her drunk, then invokes this trope when she goes to kiss him. Cue the poor girl deciding that he must be a decent guy, and they get together the next day. [[ForegoneConclusion It don't work out.]]



* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Our Mrs Reynolds":

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* On ''Series/TheBigC'', at a party, some of Adam's [[TeensAreMonsters friends]] invite him to participate in a gang rape of a drunk girl, but he declines.

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* On ''Series/TheBigC'', at a party, some of Adam's [[TeensAreMonsters friends]] invite him to participate in a the gang rape of a drunk girl, but he declines.



** PlayedWith in ''both'' directions when Robin, after her nasty breakup with Don, tells Ted that she's pretty sure that she'll try to have revenge sex with him in the near future. Ted swears that he'll be Above The Influence, prompting Robin to laugh and explain just how utterly ruthlessly she will stalk and seduce him and have no qualms about exploiting him the first time she catches him in a moment of weakness. However, when she does try this a couple weeks later, [[FanDisservice the rumors of her wiles turn out to be greatly exaggerated.]]

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** PlayedWith in ''both'' directions when Robin, after her nasty breakup with Don, tells Ted that she's pretty sure that she'll try to have revenge sex with him in the near future. Ted swears that he'll be Above The Influence, prompting Robin to laugh and explain just how utterly ruthlessly she will stalk and seduce him and have no qualms about exploiting him the first time she catches him in a moment of weakness. However, when she does try this a couple of weeks later, [[FanDisservice the rumors of her wiles turn out to be greatly exaggerated.]]



* In an episode of ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'', Beth gets a sample of a drug called Black Crystal made out of vampire blood. The vampire who makes the drug entices her to try the drug, which will give her the rush of what it means to be a vampire and live in the night, pointing at Beth's beautiful face and how, pretty soon, it'll start to grow old. In a moment of weakness, Beth takes the drug and, later, arrives to Mick's place trying to seduce him. However, it seems she's not trying to seduce him for sex but in order for him to turn her. Mick hold her under the shower but refuses to bite, knowing that this is the drug talking but also himself wishing to be human again.
* In one episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', Kate's mother tries to convince her to dump her current boyfriend, Jay, in favor of Drew. Her meddling results in Kate and Jay going through a rough patch, and Kate, thinking that Jay's about to dump her, gets weepy and drunk and ends up trying to hit on Drew. Even though Drew has loved Kate ever since they were kids, he can't bring himself to take advantage of her under the circumstances.
* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Tyrion Lannister is wedded to Sansa Stark in an arranged marriage by [[BigBad Tywin]]. Neither are happy with the predicament as not only is he twenty or more years older than her but their families are at war with the other. On the night of their wedding Tyrion who's been getting drunk all night sees Sansa start to undress and get it over with when Tyrion who's often seen in the pleasure of naked women tells her to stop and that he won't do it and that she won't be harmed by him

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'', Beth gets a sample of a drug called Black Crystal made out of vampire blood. The vampire who makes the drug entices her to try the drug, which will give her the rush of what it means to be a vampire and live in the night, pointing at Beth's beautiful face and how, pretty soon, it'll start to grow old. In a moment of weakness, Beth takes the drug and, later, arrives to at Mick's place trying to seduce him. However, it seems she's not trying to seduce him for sex but in order for him to turn her. Mick hold her under the shower but refuses to bite, knowing that this is the drug talking but also himself wishing to be human again.
* In one episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', Kate's mother tries to convince her to dump her current boyfriend, Jay, in favor of Drew. Her meddling results in Kate and Jay going through a rough patch, and Kate, thinking that Jay's about to dump her, her gets weepy and drunk and ends up trying to hit on Drew. Even though Drew has loved Kate ever since they were kids, he can't bring himself to take advantage of her under the circumstances.
* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Tyrion Lannister is wedded to Sansa Stark in an arranged marriage by [[BigBad Tywin]]. Neither are happy with the predicament as not only is he twenty or more years older than her but their families are at war with the other. On the night of their wedding wedding, Tyrion who's been getting drunk all night sees Sansa start to undress and get it over with when Tyrion who's often seen in the pleasure of naked women tells her to stop and that he won't do it and that she won't be harmed by himhim.



* ''Series/{{Jake 20}}'': After losing his memory in one episode, Jake still trusts/is drawn to Diane (his doctor who works for the people he thinks he should be running from) and almost sleeps with her in the next episode. She wants to but can't go through with it. In the next episode she tells him her reason was he wasn't himself and she was.
* ''Series/ThePath'': Cal refuses to have sex with Mary when she offers herself naked to him, because he senses she's psychologically damaged (and a recovering drug addict).

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* ''Series/{{Jake 20}}'': After losing his memory in one episode, Jake still trusts/is drawn to Diane (his doctor who works for the people he thinks he should be running from) and almost sleeps with her in the next episode. She wants to but can't go through with it. In the next episode episode, she tells him her reason was he wasn't himself and she was.
* ''Series/ThePath'': Cal refuses to have sex with Mary when she offers herself naked to him, him because he senses she's psychologically damaged (and a recovering drug addict).



* Near the end of Kyohei's route in ''VisualNovel/ScandalInTheSpotlight'', the protagonist - torn up with guilt and confusion over her feelings for Kyohei, and desperate to come up with lyrics for a new song suitable for Revance's 10th anniversary concert - goes to Kyo's room and asks him to sleep with her to give her inspiration. Although at first he's eager, Kyohei stops himself before matters have progressed very far and spends the night chastely holding her instead; later, he explains that he's in love with her and didn't want to have sex with her if it was going to be for the sake of the song.

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* Near the end of Kyohei's route in ''VisualNovel/ScandalInTheSpotlight'', the protagonist - torn up with guilt and confusion over her feelings for Kyohei, and desperate to come up with lyrics for a new song suitable for Revance's 10th anniversary concert - goes to Kyo's room and asks him to sleep with her to give her inspiration. Although at first first, he's eager, Kyohei stops himself before matters have progressed very far and spends the night chastely holding her instead; later, he explains that he's in love with her and didn't want to have sex with her if it was going to be for the sake of the song.



* Subverted in ''WebComic/DumbingOfAge'', where Danny refuses a girl's advances in the spirit of this trope, and is later told off by EthicalSlut Joe because there ''was'' no influence, and assuming a woman doesn't know when she wants sex wasn't the respectful option at all. [[BrokenAesop Though telling someone that they should have had sex with someone else when they had reservations about it isn't good advice, either]].

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* Subverted in ''WebComic/DumbingOfAge'', where Danny refuses a girl's advances in the spirit of this trope, trope and is later told off by EthicalSlut Joe because there ''was'' no influence, and assuming a woman doesn't know when she wants sex wasn't the respectful option at all. [[BrokenAesop Though telling someone that they should have had sex with someone else when they had reservations about it isn't good advice, either]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', Wheeler makes no secret on how attracted he is to Linka. But there's the episode ''Mind Pollution'', in which she's inadvertently drugged by her cousin, when she starts to come off on him, he knows something is wrong with her and refuses to take advantage of it.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', Wheeler makes no secret on how attracted he is to Linka. But there's the episode ''Mind Pollution'', in which she's inadvertently drugged by her cousin, cousin when she starts to come off on him, he knows something is wrong with her and refuses to take advantage of it.

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* ''Fanfic/MyHeroPlaythrough'': After Izuku both saves Tsuyu's life and reveals his secret to her, [[GladToBeAliveSex she tries to seduce him.]] He explains to her why it is a bad idea, [[LetsWaitAwhile and suggests they discuss it again later.]]


This is almost always a guy refusing a girl because, on TV, [[AManIsAlwaysEager men refusing sex is unthinkable.]] Also note that if the character had slept with the intoxicated person, it might be considered [[RapeAsDrama rape]], depending on the level of intoxication. If the character or the narrative seem to be laying it on too thick with praise for his behaviour, it can come across as WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency.

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This is almost always a guy refusing a girl because, on TV, [[AManIsAlwaysEager men refusing sex is unthinkable.]] Also note that if the character had slept with the intoxicated person, it might be [[QuestionableConsent considered [[RapeAsDrama rape]], depending on the level of intoxication. If the character or the narrative seem to be laying it on too thick with praise for his behaviour, it can come across as WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency.


* In ''Series/AshesToAshes'', Gene shows some character development by backing away from a drunk, needy, getting-that-speculative-look-in-her-eye Alex... who proceeds to get even ''more'' hammered and jump into bed with the next man who makes eye contact with her, but never mind that.

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* In ''Series/AshesToAshes'', ''Series/AshesToAshes2008'', Gene shows some character development by backing away from a drunk, needy, getting-that-speculative-look-in-her-eye Alex... who proceeds to get even ''more'' hammered and jump into bed with the next man who makes eye contact with her, but never mind that.


* ''LightNovel/TheTestamentOfSisterNewDevil'' subverts the trope for the sake of comedy and fanservice, during a scene at Chisato's apartment. She has her nephew, Basara, stand her and hold her tightly against him while she's dressed in one of his school shirts. Basara tries to resist by saying it's improper, since they're related and because he knew Chisato [[GoingCommando wasn't wearing anything]] underneath. So she [[TheTease playfully asks]] if that's how he ''really'' feels. Before he can reply, Chisato lightly rubs her backside against his crotch and smirks when she feels him get an erection. Basara pouts that what she did wasn't fair.

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* ''LightNovel/TheTestamentOfSisterNewDevil'' *''LightNovel/TheTestamentOfSisterNewDevil'' subverts the trope for the sake of comedy and fanservice, during a scene at Chisato's apartment. She has her nephew, Basara, stand her and hold her tightly against him while she's dressed in one of his school shirts. Basara tries to resist by saying it's improper, since they're related and because he knew Chisato [[GoingCommando wasn't wearing anything]] underneath. So she [[TheTease playfully asks]] if that's how he ''really'' feels. Before he can reply, Chisato lightly rubs her backside against his crotch and smirks when she feels him get an erection. Basara pouts that what she did wasn't fair.

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