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* The Franchise/StarWarsLegends featured Garm Bel Iblis, a founder of the Rebellion who left when he felt it was risking becoming a dictatorship, feeling that replacing the Emperor with an Empress wouldn't be an improvement. After realizing his folly, he returns but refuses to take command of the fleet, even while they're being attacked, by an enemy commander that only he is skilled enough to match. He finally gives in after speaking with Mon Mothma.

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* The Franchise/StarWarsLegends featured Garm Bel Iblis, a founder of the Rebellion who left when he felt it was risking becoming a dictatorship, dictatorship as co-founder Mon Mothma started to centralize the command structure around herself, feeling that replacing the Emperor with an Empress wouldn't be an improvement. After realizing his folly, folly (a New Republic is formed after the Emperor's death, and Mothma doesn't seize the throne like Bel Iblis feared), he initially remains in hiding trying to build up his forces so that they would be powerful enough to turn the tide of the war once he makes his return, because he can't stand the idea that he would just be crawling back begging Mon Mothma to let him back in. When Han Solo and Lando Calrissian stumble onto his base by accident while investigating possible treason by another New Republic leader, he returns but despite not yet having build the grand fleet he hoped for. But he refuses to take command of the New Republic fleet, even while they're being attacked, by an enemy commander that only he is skilled enough to match. He finally gives in after speaking match, and even when Princess Leia (the daughter of his best friend, the late Bail Organa) begs him to do so, saying he'll only do so if Mon Mothma herself asked him. Then Mothma ''does'' come to speak with Mon Mothma.him in person, at which point he realizes he was ''still'' being a stubborn fool and takes over defense of the capital.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10340937/25/The-Return-Remixed The Return-Remixed]]'', Wrestling/KellyKelly does this after [[DrillSergeantNasty Jazz]] gives her a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown for doing a Stinkface during a practice match and none of the other members of the Diva Army did anything. After she leaves, her best friend, Wrestling/EveTorres offers to take her place. When Eve winds up in the hospital due to a post-match beatdown by DEAR, Kelly ends her TenMinuteRetirement and returns.


-->'''Handy:''' Even now he sulks like Achilles in his tent! ''(beat)'' Achilles? The Iliad? It's Homer?! ''Read a book!''

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-->'''Handy:''' Even now he sulks in his tree house like Achilles in his tent! ''(beat)'' Achilles? The Iliad? It's Homer?! ''Read a book!''book!''
** The allusion later gets somewhat mangled by Handy's operator, The Human Ton.
--->'''The Human Ton:''' Your Tick won't come! He's sulking in his tent like a guy from Chile!\\
'''Arthur:''' ...Don't you mean, 'Achilles'?\\
'''Handy:''' You're makin' us look like jerks! I told you: READ A BOOK!


* In ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' Neviril stays holed up in her room in a few episodes during her HeroicBSOD after her pair and lover Amuria disappears after they perform the Emerald Ri Maajon. It doesn't help her any that Aer and later Mamiina try to become Amuria's replacement. Later, Dominura experiences her own tent moment after her own HeroicBSOD [[spoiker:after looking inside the helical motors and seeing that she is fated to found the Simoun tradition in the first place.]] She comes out of it in time to perform the Emerald Ri Maajon with Rimone [[spoiler:and go into the past]].

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* In ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' Neviril stays holed up in her room in a few episodes during her HeroicBSOD after her pair and lover Amuria disappears after they perform the Emerald Ri Maajon. It doesn't help her any that Aer and later Mamiina try to become Amuria's replacement. Later, Dominura experiences her own tent moment after her own HeroicBSOD [[spoiker:after [[spoiler:after looking inside the helical motors and seeing that she is fated to found the Simoun tradition in the first place.]] She comes out of it in time to perform the Emerald Ri Maajon with Rimone [[spoiler:and go into the past]].

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* In ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' Neviril stays holed up in her room in a few episodes during her HeroicBSOD after her pair and lover Amuria disappears after they perform the Emerald Ri Maajon. It doesn't help her any that Aer and later Mamiina try to become Amuria's replacement. Later, Dominura experiences her own tent moment after her own HeroicBSOD [[spoiker:after looking inside the helical motors and seeing that she is fated to found the Simoun tradition in the first place.]] She comes out of it in time to perform the Emerald Ri Maajon with Rimone [[spoiler:and go into the past]].


* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Kevan Lannister refuses to kowtow to Cersei and retires to Casterly Rock, declaring that the ''king'' is free to call upon him at any time.
** At the start of Season 3, Stannis is holed up in Dragonstone and refuses to see or talk to anyone except Melisandre.
* A rare non-combat example: the 1980s children's puppet show ''Series/TheLetterPeople.'' In an early episode, Miss A gets into a fight with the other letters and quits. Since Miss A was the only vowel in the cast at this point, nobody can form a word without her and they have to beg her to come back. (Since she was also the only female letter introduced at this point, this may have been a sly way to teach feminism to the target audience.)

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Kevan Lannister
''Series/{{Alias}}'': When Dixon learns the truth about SD-6, and that Sydney's been a double-agent for the CIA for a while, he feels incredibly betrayed. Although he's offered a good position with the CIA, he quits entirely and wants nothing more to do with Sydney ever, nor the intelligence world, nor the team he used to be a part of (who have all joined the CIA). A dangerous mission crops up that desperately needs Dixon's personal knowledge but he refuses to kowtow get involved, so Sydney takes his place. When she's captured because of information she lacked, Dixon rushes in to Cersei and retires to Casterly Rock, declaring that the ''king'' is free to call upon him at any time.
** At the start of Season 3, Stannis is holed up in Dragonstone and refuses to see or talk to anyone except Melisandre.
* A rare non-combat example: the 1980s children's puppet show ''Series/TheLetterPeople.'' In an early episode, Miss A gets into a fight
save her life, rebuilds his relationship with the other letters and quits. Since Miss A was the only vowel in the cast at this point, nobody can form a word without her and they have to beg her to come back. (Since she was also joins the only female letter introduced at this point, this may have been a sly way to teach feminism to the target audience.)CIA.



* In season 5 of ''Series/BabylonFive'', [[spoiler:Garibaldi]] is assigned to monitor intelligence reports and coordinate the peacekeeping forces to prevent a war from flaring up. While he's busy [[DrowningMySorrows drowing his sorrows]], the war escalates and the peacekeeping forces are unable to regain control before [[spoiler:Centauri Prime]] is bombarded from orbit.
* In ''Series/BetweenTheLions'', Click (the computer mouse) is jealous of Lionel and Leona making a fanclub for the little brown mouse (in the Lion and the Mouse), due to them thinking of her (the mouse) as a hero, and decides to leave. But then she finds out that Cleo is in a trap in the book and needs to be rescued, and returns.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': The season five episode ''The Friendship Contraction''. After one bout too many of Sheldon's demanding behavior, Leonard finally decides that he's had enough of Sheldon's self serving roommate agreement, so signs the form to suspend it. [[EntitledBastard Assuming that the rest of the group would leap at the chance to do Leonard's usual services for a mention in Sheldon's memoirs]], Sheldon seeks volunteers and finds that nobody wants to be his personal chauffeur. The episode highlights how much trouble Sheldon has functioning on his own. He even resorts to cutting the entire building's power just to try and bride Leonard into reinstating the "[[BlatantLies Mutual]] [[ItsAllAboutMe benefits]]" of the roommate agreement.



* Also happened in an episode of ''Series/ParkerLewisCantLose'', involving Larry Kubiac and the football team.
** Blink and you'll miss the O.J. Simpson cameo.
* In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Janeway does this in the episode "Night". The ship has entered a void, no stars, no planets, no gases, absolutely nothing. They slowly go [[SpaceMadness stir crazy]] and She falls into despair and remains in her quarters, blaming herself for stranding them in the Delta Quadrant. [[NumberTwo Chakotay]] tries to get her out of it citing the crew needs their captain, but she ignores him. An alien attack however, brings her back to protect her crew.
* In ''Series/RobinHood'': Robin overpowers Guy and ties him to a tree after realizing that he is man behind the attempted assassination of King Richard. He gets so wound up that he nearly resorts to torture and refuses to listen to his men who feel that it's more important to stage a rescue mission to save a fellow team-mate that's been captured. After several failed attempts, during which Robin just sits under a tree, the outlaws return unvictorious and it takes Marian to snap Robin out of it and suggest a hostage trade.
* In season 5 of ''Series/BabylonFive'', [[spoiler:Garibaldi]] is assigned to monitor intelligence reports and coordinate the peacekeeping forces to prevent a war from flaring up. While he's busy [[DrowningMySorrows drowing his sorrows]], the war escalates and the peacekeeping forces are unable to regain control before [[spoiler:Centauri Prime]] is bombarded from orbit.
* In ''Series/BetweenTheLions'', Click (the computer mouse) is jealous of Lionel and Leona making a fanclub for the little brown mouse (in the Lion and the Mouse), due to them thinking of her (the mouse) as a hero, and decides to leave. But then she finds out that Cleo is in a trap in the book and needs to be rescued, and returns.

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* Also happened ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]] sees the Doctor hiding out
in Victorian London with the TARDIS parked on an episode of ''Series/ParkerLewisCantLose'', involving Larry Kubiac artificial cloud, claiming to have given up saving the world after being separated from Amy and Rory.
** [[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheNightOfTheDoctor "The Night of
the football team.
** Blink and you'll miss
Doctor"]] reveals that the O.J. Simpson cameo.
* In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Janeway does
Eighth Doctor was this to the Time War, only getting involved in the episode "Night". The ship has entered a void, no stars, no planets, no gases, absolutely nothing. They slowly go [[SpaceMadness stir crazy]] last minutes before his regeneration, and She falls into despair only when he passed the DespairEventHorizon about said war and remains in her quarters, blaming herself for stranding them in the Delta Quadrant. [[NumberTwo Chakotay]] tries realized it had to get her out of it citing the crew needs their captain, but she ignores him. An alien attack however, brings her back end ASAP.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Kevan Lannister refuses
to protect her crew.
* In ''Series/RobinHood'': Robin overpowers Guy
kowtow to Cersei and ties him retires to a tree after realizing Casterly Rock, declaring that he is man behind the attempted assassination ''king'' is free to call upon him at any time.
** At the start
of King Richard. He gets so wound Season 3, Stannis is holed up that he nearly resorts to torture in Dragonstone and refuses to listen see or talk to his men who feel that it's more important to stage a rescue mission to save a fellow team-mate that's been captured. After several failed attempts, during which Robin just sits under a tree, the outlaws return unvictorious and it takes Marian to snap Robin out of it and suggest a hostage trade.
* In season 5 of ''Series/BabylonFive'', [[spoiler:Garibaldi]] is assigned to monitor intelligence reports and coordinate the peacekeeping forces to prevent a war from flaring up. While he's busy [[DrowningMySorrows drowing his sorrows]], the war escalates and the peacekeeping forces are unable to regain control before [[spoiler:Centauri Prime]] is bombarded from orbit.
* In ''Series/BetweenTheLions'', Click (the computer mouse) is jealous of Lionel and Leona making a fanclub for the little brown mouse (in the Lion and the Mouse), due to them thinking of her (the mouse) as a hero, and decides to leave. But then she finds out that Cleo is in a trap in the book and needs to be rescued, and returns.
anyone except Melisandre.



* A rare non-combat example: the 1980s children's puppet show ''Series/TheLetterPeople''. In an early episode, Miss A gets into a fight with the other letters and quits. Since Miss A was the only vowel in the cast at this point, nobody can form a word without her and they have to beg her to come back. (Since she was also the only female letter introduced at this point, this may have been a sly way to teach feminism to the target audience.)



%%* Also happened in an episode of ''Series/ParkerLewisCantLose'', involving Larry Kubiac and the football team.
%%** Blink and you'll miss the O.J. Simpson cameo.



* The 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' Christmas special sees the Doctor hiding out in Victorian London with the TARDIS parked on an artificial cloud, claiming to have given up saving the world after being separated from Amy and Rory.
** Later revealed that the Eighth Doctor was this to the Time War, only getting involved in the last minutes before his regeneration, and only when he passed the DespairEventHorizon about said war and realized it had to end ASAP.
* ''Series/{{Alias}}'': When Dixon learns the truth about SD-6, and that Sydney's been a double-agent for the CIA for a while, he feels incredibly betrayed. Although he's offered a good position with the CIA, he quits entirely and wants nothing more to do with Sydney ever, nor the intelligence world, nor the team he used to be a part of (who have all joined the CIA). A dangerous mission crops up that desperately needs Dixon's personal knowledge but he refuses to get involved, so Sydney takes his place. When she's captured because of information she lacked, Dixon rushes in to save her life, rebuilds his relationship with her and joins the CIA.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Peak Performance", Data loses a game of strategy that he expected to win. Because of it, he loses confidence in his abilities and stays in his quarters, trying to determine what is wrong with his programming. Several crewmembers try to get him out of it and back on the bridge; Dr. Pulaski at one point marches straight into his quarters and [[LampShadeHanging demands]], "How long are you going to be sulking like Achilles in his tent?" He's convinced that he's not unreliable and takes his place on the bridge in time to assist in a sudden crisis and formulate the plan to save the crew.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': The season five episode ''The Friendship Contraction''. After one bout too many of Sheldon's demanding behavior, Leonard finally decides that he's had enough of Sheldon's self serving roommate agreement, so signs the form to suspend it. [[EntitledBastard Assuming that the rest of the group would leap at the chance to do Leonard's usual services for a mention in Sheldon's memoirs]], Sheldon seeks volunteers and finds that nobody wants to be his personal chauffeur. The episode highlights how much trouble Sheldon has functioning on his own. He even resorts to cutting the entire building's power just to try and bride Leonard into reinstating the "[[BlatantLies Mutual]] [[ItsAllAboutMe benefits]]" of the roommate agreement.

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* The 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' Christmas special sees the Doctor hiding out in Victorian London with the TARDIS parked on an artificial cloud, claiming In ''Series/RobinHood'': Robin overpowers Guy and ties him to have given up saving the world a tree after being separated from Amy and Rory.
** Later revealed
realizing that he is man behind the Eighth Doctor was this to the Time War, only getting involved in the last minutes before his regeneration, and only when he passed the DespairEventHorizon about said war and realized it had to end ASAP.
* ''Series/{{Alias}}'': When Dixon learns the truth about SD-6, and that Sydney's been a double-agent for the CIA for a while, he feels incredibly betrayed. Although he's offered a good position with the CIA, he quits entirely and wants nothing more to do with Sydney ever, nor the intelligence world, nor the team he used to be a part
attempted assassination of (who have all joined the CIA). A dangerous mission crops King Richard. He gets so wound up that desperately needs Dixon's personal knowledge but he nearly resorts to torture and refuses to get involved, so Sydney takes listen to his place. When she's captured because of information she lacked, Dixon rushes in men who feel that it's more important to stage a rescue mission to save her life, rebuilds his relationship with her a fellow team-mate that's been captured. After several failed attempts, during which Robin just sits under a tree, the outlaws return unvictorious and joins the CIA.
it takes Marian to snap Robin out of it and suggest a hostage trade.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Peak Performance", Data loses a game of strategy that he expected to win. Because of it, he loses confidence in his abilities and stays in his quarters, trying to determine what is wrong with his programming. Several crewmembers try to get him out of it and back on the bridge; Dr. Pulaski at one point marches straight into his quarters and [[LampShadeHanging demands]], "How long are you going to be sulking like Achilles in his tent?" He's convinced that he's not unreliable and takes his place on the bridge in time to assist in a sudden crisis and formulate the plan to save the crew.
crew.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': The season five In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Janeway does this in the episode ''The Friendship Contraction''. After one bout too many of Sheldon's demanding behavior, Leonard finally decides that he's had enough of Sheldon's self serving roommate agreement, so signs the form to suspend it. [[EntitledBastard Assuming that the rest of the group would leap at the chance to do Leonard's usual services for "Night". The ship has entered a mention in Sheldon's memoirs]], Sheldon seeks volunteers void, no stars, no planets, no gases, absolutely nothing. They slowly go [[SpaceMadness stir crazy]] and finds that nobody wants to be his personal chauffeur. The episode highlights how much trouble Sheldon has functioning on his own. He even resorts to cutting the entire building's power just to try and bride Leonard She falls into reinstating despair and remains in her quarters, blaming herself for stranding them in the "[[BlatantLies Mutual]] [[ItsAllAboutMe benefits]]" Delta Quadrant. [[NumberTwo Chakotay]] tries to get her out of it citing the roommate agreement. crew needs their captain, but she ignores him. An alien attack however, brings her back to protect her crew.



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* ''ComicBook/UltimateGalactusTrilogy'': Sam Wilson was enjoying the solitude of the Amazon jungle, but will gladly go back and help Nick Fury with his crisis.

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* ComicBook/UltimateMarvel
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''ComicBook/UltimateGalactusTrilogy'': Sam Wilson was enjoying the solitude of the Amazon jungle, but will gladly go back and help Nick Fury with his crisis.crisis.
** ''ComicBook/AllNewUltimates'': Kitty did not like the way that Jessica drafted her to the team, and initially refused to take part in it. But, as their first mission went badly, she accepted to join them.

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* In ''Film/ANewHope'', Han Solo leaves after saving Leia, saying that his job is done. At the end of the film he [[BigDamnHeroes comes back to save the day]] in the final battle.


* In [[''Literature/WingsOfFire'' ''Winter Turning'']], Winter leaves the group to be with his brother and tribe, saying that he hates them all anyway, but ends up returning when [[spoiler:he realizes leaving the Ice kingdom is his only choice besides dying or killing his aforementioned brother, plus having an epiphany about how his friends are more important than their home.]]

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* In [[''Literature/WingsOfFire'' ''Winter Turning'']], ''[[Literature/WingsOfFire Winter Turning]]'', Winter leaves the group to be with his brother and tribe, saying that he hates them all anyway, but ends up returning when [[spoiler:he realizes leaving the Ice kingdom is his only choice besides dying or killing his aforementioned brother, plus having an epiphany about how his friends are more important than their home.]]





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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' series. In a memorable sequence, the protagonists find themselves in a [[MetaVerse computer simulated version]] of the actual Trojan War, filling the shoes of many of that story's heroes. Orlando is Achilles, but in a subversion, the reason he can't come out to fight is because he's [[YouCanBarelyStand genuinely too ill]]. The {{NPC}}s still treat him according to the story line, though, forcing [[{{Sidekick}} Sam]] (as Patroclus) to don Achilles' armor and confront Hector. In trying to rescue her, the protagonists inadvertently trigger Hector's death and the subsequent sacking of Troy.

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' series. In a memorable sequence, the protagonists find themselves in a [[MetaVerse [[TheMetaverse computer simulated version]] of the actual Trojan War, filling the shoes of many of that story's heroes. Orlando is Achilles, but in a subversion, the reason he can't come out to fight is because he's [[YouCanBarelyStand genuinely too ill]]. The {{NPC}}s still treat him according to the story line, though, forcing [[{{Sidekick}} Sam]] (as Patroclus) to don Achilles' armor and confront Hector. In trying to rescue her, the protagonists inadvertently trigger Hector's death and the subsequent sacking of Troy.



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* Ilya Muromets from [[Myth/RussianMythologyAndTales Russian mythology]]. In one legend, his break with Prince Vladimir seems to be forever, but actually only lasts until a new threat for their Motherland appears. Reluctant Ilya agrees to go fighting, "not for the Prince, but for the sake of common Russian people".
** Actually, a recurring trope in Russian mythology. A number of heroes acted in a similar way. A similar line is attributed to Alexander Nevsky.[[/folder]]

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* This trope pretty much defines Wrestling/{{Sting}}'s career in Wrestling/{{WCW}} through the entire year of 1997. Hell, if this was a pro wrestling site this page might be called "Sting In The Rafters", as the sight of him staring down in disdain at feuding parties has become shorthand for many a refusal of involvement or question of allegiance.

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* Ilya Muromets from [[Myth/RussianMythologyAndTales Russian mythology]].Myth/{{Russian mythology|AndTales}}. In one legend, his break with Prince Vladimir seems to be forever, but actually only lasts until a new threat for their Motherland appears. Reluctant Ilya agrees to go fighting, "not for the Prince, but for the sake of common Russian people".
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people". Actually a recurring trope in Russian mythology. A number of heroes acted in a similar way. A similar line is attributed to Alexander Nevsky.[[/folder]]

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* This trope pretty much defines Wrestling/{{Sting}}'s career in Wrestling/{{WCW}} through the entire year of 1997. Hell, if this was a pro wrestling site this page might be called "Sting In The Rafters", as the sight of him staring down in disdain at feuding parties has become shorthand for many a refusal of involvement or question of allegiance.



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* This trope pretty much defines Wrestling/{{Sting}}'s career in Wrestling/{{WCW}} through the entire year of 1997. Hell, if this was a pro wrestling site this page might be called "Sting In The Rafters", as the sight of him staring down in disdain at feuding parties has become shorthand for many a refusal of involvement or question of allegiance.
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Roy decides not to help the rest of the team rescue Elan, because Elan is too useless to be worth the risk. He changes his mind the following night, after he realizes how much of an asshole he's being.
** More that he realizes he is being untrue to himself by abandoning Elan - his whole reason for becoming a fighter and an adventurer was to help others. [[spoiler:When Roy dies (he gets better), he learns that had he not gone back, he'd have ended up in a rather worse afterlife. Though it also helped that in a later adventure he acted more promptly to save Elan's life.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Roy decides not to help the rest of the team rescue Elan, because Elan is too useless to be worth the risk. He changes his mind the following night, after he realizes how much of an asshole he's being.
** More that
being. More, he realizes he is being untrue to himself by abandoning Elan - -- his whole reason for becoming a fighter and an adventurer was to help others. [[spoiler:When Roy dies (he gets better), he learns that had he not gone back, he'd have ended up in a rather worse afterlife. Though it also helped that in a later adventure he acted more promptly to save Elan's life.]]



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* WebAnimation/OverlySarcasticProductions depict the TropeNamer in a blanket burrito.



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* Some people on message boards do this in an attempt to prove how indispensable they are. You've probably come by more than a few of those "''Leaving the fandom, back in five minutes!''" types. This is especially prominent in MMORPG message boards whenever a game takes a turn that a player does not like. Of course, many Free-2-Play games subvert this by usually saying "I quit" posts are not allowed and they are free to come back at any time.
** And then there are people who fake their deaths and return as (often badly disguised) sock puppets to grieve and pile on the "posthumous" praise.

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* Some people on message boards do this in an attempt to prove how indispensable they are. You've probably come by more than a few of those "''Leaving the fandom, back in five minutes!''" types. This is especially prominent in MMORPG message boards whenever a game takes a turn that a player does not like. Of course, many Free-2-Play games subvert this by usually saying "I quit" posts are not allowed and they are free to come back at any time.
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time. And then there are people who fake their deaths and return as (often badly disguised) sock puppets to grieve and pile on the "posthumous" praise.


* Deconstructed in ''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain''. After having an argument with one of her teammates, the team's leader Tessa decides to sit out in the hunt that night to try and teach them a lesson. She ends up worrying and goes out looking for them. [[spoiler: She finds all but one of her team dead and the survivor quickly fading away.]]

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* Deconstructed in ''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain''. After having an argument with one of her teammates, the team's leader Tessa decides to sit out in the hunt that night to try and teach them a lesson. She ends up worrying and goes out looking for them. [[spoiler: She finds all but one of her team dead and the survivor quickly fading away. Tessa ends up giving up her ''own'' powers to save the survivor.]]


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->''"Sing, Goddess, sing of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that murderous anger which condemned Achaeans to countless agonies and threw many warrior souls deep into Hades…"''
-->-- '''Opening lines''', ''Literature/TheIliad'' ([[TropeNamers Trope Namer]])

->''Lord of Phthia, [[TropeNamer Achilles]]! Why, oh, why, when thou hearest the man-slaying (Ah woe!) buffetings of war, dost thou not draw nigh to our rescue?''

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->''"Sing, Goddess, sing of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that murderous anger which condemned Achaeans to countless agonies and threw many warrior souls deep into Hades…"''
-->-- '''Opening lines''', ''Literature/TheIliad'' ([[TropeNamers Trope Namer]])

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->''"Lord of Phthia, [[TropeNamer Achilles]]! Achilles! Why, oh, why, when thou hearest the man-slaying (Ah woe!) buffetings of war, dost thou not draw nigh to our rescue?''rescue?"''

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* ''ComicBook/UltimateGalactusTrilogy'': Sam Wilson was enjoying the solitude of the Amazon jungle, but will gladly go back and help Nick Fury with his crisis.

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