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* ''VideoGame/DragaliaLost'': Prince Euden cares deeply for his people and his kingdom, but he's shown on occasion that, if pushed, he'll prioritize his sister Zethia over them in a heartbeat. Emphasized in Chapter 15, where [[spoiler: his obsession with saving Zethia almost gets everyone slaughtered by the Agito.]]


* ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'' gives an interesting justification for this trope. Kail goes to all sorts of trouble to keep Yuri safe and while he does care about her well-being, he has a more personal reason to be invested in her staying alive -- his WickedStepmother [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Nakia]] magically summoned Yuri to Anatolia for the purpose of ritualistically killing her to curse Kail and his brothers to die, so her own son could take the throne. If Nakia succeeds in killing Yuri, Kail's a goner. The trope is played with more further into the manga, as Yuri is in danger of threats besides Nakia. Kail occasionally has to remember that he has a duty to the entire empire and must keep that in mind even if Yuri's in danger (for her part, Yuri's usually fine with Kail acting for the greater good of the people). He nearly plays the trope straight in one instance, where Yuri is framed for the murder of [[spoiler:his older brother, who had been king,]] and Nakia tries to use this as a justification to have her executed. Kail nearly goes against all sense and begins to head off to the city-state she's hiding in, only to be stopped when Ilbani threatens to commit suicide, on the grounds that he dedicated his entire life to helping Kail become king and care for the empire. Kail going to help Yuri and thus committing treason would throw away all hope for that dream being realized and thus give Ilbani no reason to live. This shocks Kail enough to stop.



* ''Manga/RedRiver1995'' gives an interesting justification for this trope. Kail goes to all sorts of trouble to keep Yuri safe and while he does care about her well-being, he has a more personal reason to be invested in her staying alive -- his WickedStepmother [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Nakia]] magically summoned Yuri to Anatolia for the purpose of ritualistically killing her to curse Kail and his brothers to die, so her own son could take the throne. If Nakia succeeds in killing Yuri, Kail's a goner. The trope is played with more further into the manga, as Yuri is in danger of threats besides Nakia. Kail occasionally has to remember that he has a duty to the entire empire and must keep that in mind even if Yuri's in danger (for her part, Yuri's usually fine with Kail acting for the greater good of the people). He nearly plays the trope straight in one instance, where Yuri is framed for the murder of [[spoiler:his older brother, who had been king,]] and Nakia tries to use this as a justification to have her executed. Kail nearly goes against all sense and begins to head off to the city-state she's hiding in, only to be stopped when Ilbani threatens to commit suicide, on the grounds that he dedicated his entire life to helping Kail become king and care for the empire. Kail going to help Yuri and thus committing treason would throw away all hope for that dream being realized and thus give Ilbani no reason to live. This shocks Kail enough to stop.



* ''Comicbook/WarWorld'' played with this. Alien tyrant Mongul threatens to kill several friends of Franchise/{{Superman}} -Comicbook/LoisLane, Comicbook/JimmyOlsen and Steve Lombard- if the Man of Steel does not bring him a key which would allow him to acquire Warworld, an immensely powerful weapon. Superman plays along, waiting for a chance to save his friends and thwart Mongul, even though Comicbook/MartianManhunter warns him that he is putting countless lives on the line for three people. Unfortunately Superman cannot trick Mongul and has to choose between giving the Key to the galactic despot and letting his friends die. He decides he cannot bring himself to hand over the key.
* ''{{ComicBook/Sabretooth}}'' is this way with ComicBook/{{Monet|StCroix}} in ''[[ComicBook/UncannyXMen2015 Uncanny X-Men]]''. They had two missions helping other mutants but he was mainly concerned with protecting her. He also showed loyalty toward her over their other teammates. He shows the same bias toward Holly Bright -another love interest in ''ComicBook/FirstXMen''.

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* ''Comicbook/WarWorld'' ''ComicBook/WarWorld'' played with this. Alien tyrant Mongul threatens to kill several friends of Franchise/{{Superman}} -Comicbook/LoisLane, Comicbook/JimmyOlsen -ComicBook/LoisLane, ComicBook/JimmyOlsen and Steve Lombard- if the Man of Steel does not bring him a key which would allow him to acquire Warworld, an immensely powerful weapon. Superman plays along, waiting for a chance to save his friends and thwart Mongul, even though Comicbook/MartianManhunter ComicBook/MartianManhunter warns him that he is putting countless lives on the line for three people. Unfortunately Superman cannot trick Mongul and has to choose between giving the Key to the galactic despot and letting his friends die. He decides he cannot bring himself to hand over the key.
* ''{{ComicBook/Sabretooth}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}}'' is this way with ComicBook/{{Monet|StCroix}} in ''[[ComicBook/UncannyXMen2015 Uncanny X-Men]]''. They had two missions helping other mutants but he was mainly concerned with protecting her. He also showed loyalty toward her over their other teammates. He shows the same bias toward Holly Bright -another love interest in ''ComicBook/FirstXMen''.



* ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'': Manga/{{Naruto}}'s actions during the Dojutsu Tournament arc. He puts Hinata above everyone else (including himself) multiple times in the four chapters.

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* ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'': ''Fanfic/AGrowingAffection'': Manga/{{Naruto}}'s actions during the Dojutsu Tournament arc. He puts Hinata above everyone else (including himself) multiple times in the four chapters.



* ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': Subverted. [[spoiler:In the final confrontation with Voldemort, he offers to spare the life of a single person Harry cares about for every secret Harry gives him. However, Hermione is ''not'' on this list, as Voldemort has given his followers orders that she should not be harmed under any circumstances, explicitly including should she somehow escape. Plus, [[ItMakesSenseInContext since she's now]] a [[HealingFactor troll]] [[NighInvulnerability unicorn]] with a [[SoulJar Horcrux]], there's very little that anyone could do to permanently harm her anyway.]] As Harry explains to Hermione, he was fighting to save everyone he cared about ''except'' her.

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* ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': Subverted. [[spoiler:In the final confrontation with Voldemort, he offers to spare the life of a single person Harry cares about for every secret Harry gives him. However, Hermione is ''not'' on this list, as Voldemort has given his followers orders that she should not be harmed under any circumstances, explicitly including should she somehow escape. Plus, [[ItMakesSenseInContext since she's now]] a [[HealingFactor troll]] [[NighInvulnerability unicorn]] with a [[SoulJar Horcrux]], there's very little that anyone could do to permanently harm her anyway.]] As Harry explains to Hermione, he was fighting to save everyone he cared about ''except'' her.



* ''FanFic/VigilanteTendency'': The events of the fic stem from Tsuna's decision to protect his crush Kyoko from some bullies who want to get revenge on Ryohei. It all goes downhill from there.

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* ''FanFic/VigilanteTendency'': ''Fanfic/VigilanteTendency'': The events of the fic stem from Tsuna's decision to protect his crush Kyoko from some bullies who want to get revenge on Ryohei. It all goes downhill from there.



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* ''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//GU]]'' has this as a central theme in the story. AntiHero Haseo makes it clear right [[EstablishingCharacterMoment from the beginning]] that he intends to revive his comatose girlfriend Shino and doesn't care what he has to destroy in the process. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero This causes a LOT of problems]], though [[WhatTheHellHero Haseo mostly doesn't care]]... [[CharacterDevelopment at first]]. Haseo's own character arc is, briefly put, his learning that although [[{{Reconstruction}} saving Shino is still important]] his friends and the other players matter too. [[spoiler: [[AllLoveIsUnrequited Ironically, not only did Shino]] [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend see him as]] JustFriends, [[MultipleEndings he probably doesn't even end up with her anyway]].]]

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* ''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//GU]]'' ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'' has this as a central theme in the story. AntiHero Haseo makes it clear right [[EstablishingCharacterMoment from the beginning]] that he intends to revive his comatose girlfriend Shino and doesn't care what he has to destroy in the process. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero This causes a LOT of problems]], though [[WhatTheHellHero Haseo mostly doesn't care]]... [[CharacterDevelopment at first]]. Haseo's own character arc is, briefly put, his learning that although [[{{Reconstruction}} saving Shino is still important]] his friends and the other players matter too. [[spoiler: [[AllLoveIsUnrequited Ironically, not only did Shino]] [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend see him as]] JustFriends, [[MultipleEndings he probably doesn't even end up with her anyway]].]]



* ''Videogame/TheLastOfUs'': Joel has spent an entire year escorting Ellie, a girl who is immune to the Cordyceps infection that has destroyed most of humanity, to a militia group known as the Fireflies, who need her to create a cure. However, once the Fireflies find them after they nearly drown, Joel learns that the process of producing the vaccine will kill Ellie. [[spoiler:Joel has grown too attached to Ellie to let her go, essentially seeing her as a replacement for his deceased daughter Sarah. He takes Ellie from the Fireflies before the operation and kills their leader Marlene, who was Ellie's previous caretaker, effectively dooming what's left of humanity. Once Ellie wakes up, Joel lies and tells her that the Fireflies had stopped looking for a cure, and it's implied that Ellie knew Joel was lying and that she wanted to die.]]

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* ''Videogame/TheLastOfUs'': ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'': Joel has spent an entire year escorting Ellie, a girl who is immune to the Cordyceps infection that has destroyed most of humanity, to a militia group known as the Fireflies, who need her to create a cure. However, once the Fireflies find them after they nearly drown, Joel learns that the process of producing the vaccine will kill Ellie. [[spoiler:Joel has grown too attached to Ellie to let her go, essentially seeing her as a replacement for his deceased daughter Sarah. He takes Ellie from the Fireflies before the operation and kills their leader Marlene, who was Ellie's previous caretaker, effectively dooming what's left of humanity. Once Ellie wakes up, Joel lies and tells her that the Fireflies had stopped looking for a cure, and it's implied that Ellie knew Joel was lying and that she wanted to die.]]


* In a flashback/movie from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' it's revealed that [[spoiler:Nagi saved Arika from her execution, despite the fact that, as a scapegoat, her death would help mitigate the aftereffects of the great war]].


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* In a flashback/movie from ''Manga/NegimaMagisterNegiMagi'' it's revealed that [[spoiler:Nagi saved Arika from her execution, despite the fact that, as a scapegoat, her death would help mitigate the aftereffects of the great war]].


The hero makes it plain that they value the life of their Love Interest over those of everyone else: friends, family, TrueCompanions, strangers, even all other life in the universe. It can come about as the result of a SadisticChoice, [[RestrictedRescueOperation only having enough time to rescue one person out of several]], a case of the DulcineaEffect, or whatever other requirements the plot puts in their way and plainly making a decision.

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The hero makes it plain that they value the life of their Love Interest over those of everyone else: friends, family, TrueCompanions, strangers, even all other life in the universe. It can come about as the result of a SadisticChoice, [[RestrictedRescueOperation only having enough time to rescue one person out of several]], a case of the DulcineaEffect, TheDulcineaEffect, or whatever other requirements the plot puts in their way and plainly making a decision.


** Castiel is willying to go against Heaven and Hell in order to save Dean, rebelling against his own kind in order to protect him and he gets called out on it, repeatedly, by various characters.

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** Castiel is willying to go against Heaven and Hell in order to save Dean, rebelling against his own kind in order to protect him him, every time he's told to choose between his fellow angels and Dean, he chooses Dean. And he gets called out on it, repeatedly, by various characters.


--> '''Metatron:''' Ah. So [[spoiler:Gadreel bites the dust. And the angel tablet - arguably the most powerful instrument in the history of the universe - is in pieces]], and for what again? Oh, that's right - to save Dean Winchester. That was your goal, right? I mean, you draped yourself in the flag of heaven, but ultimately, it was about saving one human, right?

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--> '''Metatron:''' Ah. So [[spoiler:Gadreel bites the dust. And the angel tablet - arguably the most powerful instrument in the history of the universe - is in pieces]], and for what again? Oh, that's right - to save Dean Winchester. That was your goal, right? I mean, you draped yourself in the flag of heaven, Heaven, but ultimately, it was about saving one human, right?

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** Castiel is willying to go against Heaven and Hell in order to save Dean, rebelling against his own kind in order to protect him and he gets called out on it, repeatedly, by various characters.
--> '''Metatron:''' Ah. So [[spoiler:Gadreel bites the dust. And the angel tablet - arguably the most powerful instrument in the history of the universe - is in pieces]], and for what again? Oh, that's right - to save Dean Winchester. That was your goal, right? I mean, you draped yourself in the flag of heaven, but ultimately, it was about saving one human, right?

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* ''LightNovel/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'' puts this mentality through a [[DeconstructedTrope much more cynical lens]] with Motoyasu, as he ''insists'' on coming to the rescue of every cute girl he meets. Problem is, not only is this mentality born from a selfish desire for a harem that he's nursed from the very start of the series, said cute girls are either perfectly capable of fighting for themselves, never need his help in the first place and ultimately end up resenting him for his forced assistance (Raphtalia and Filo), or are all too keen on taking advantage of it for their own selfish gain (Malty and the rest of his party), and to the point of using him as a glorified attack dog. What's more, this winds up putting said girls in danger by repeatedly antagonizing the person he blindly assumes is "brainwashing" them (Naofumi), and to the point where he outright tries to either maim or kill them without sparing even a second to consider his actions.


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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun2001'' gives us Felix's big EstablishingCharacterMoment at Venus Lighthouse: standing up to the endbosses over Sheba (''at Level 5!''), then ''jumping off the top of the Lighthouse'' to save her when she falls off, endangering himself [[spoiler: and the mission to restore Alchemy to the world]] twice for the sake of some girl he implicitly just met.

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun2001'' ''VideoGame/GoldenSun1'' gives us Felix's big EstablishingCharacterMoment at Venus Lighthouse: standing up to the endbosses over Sheba (''at Level 5!''), then ''jumping off the top of the Lighthouse'' to save her when she falls off, endangering himself [[spoiler: and the mission to restore Alchemy to the world]] twice for the sake of some girl he implicitly just met.


* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' pulls this [[spoiler:with Hercules giving away his powers to make Megara safe. It leads to FridgeHorror when you consider what would have happened if an unlucky accident hadn't killed Megara and returned his powers]]. Though Hercules falls straight into GoodIsDumb.

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* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' pulls this [[spoiler:with Hercules giving away his powers to make Megara safe. It leads to FridgeHorror when you consider what would have happened if an unlucky accident hadn't killed Megara Meg and returned his powers]]. Though Hercules Herc himself falls straight into GoodIsDumb.

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* Matsuri of ''Manga/AyakashiTriangle'' is generally [[TheNeedsOfTheMany altruistic]] and self-sacrificing in his duties as an [[HunterOfMonsters exorcist ninja]], but protecting his ChildhoodFriend Suzu is his absolute ''highest'' priority, and why he took the job in the first place. He's initially determined to exorcise Shirogane, even though that would make the [[GenderBenderAngst undesired magic sex change]] Shirogane inflicted upon him permanent, to eliminate a potential threat to humanity. When ''Suzu'' objects to Matsuri sacrificing himself, he reluctantly complies and lets Shirogane live.


** A heartbreaking example, though it can be avoided by multiple ways, like [[TakeAThirdOption accepting the deal]] that Morrigan offers near the end of the game. Still, if [[spoiler:a female Warden romanced Alistair, he chooses to deliver the final blow to the Archdemon, killing himself in the process because he won't let the woman he loves die. [[TearJerker And no, he can't be persuaded out of his decision]]]].

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** A heartbreaking example, though it can be avoided by multiple ways, like [[TakeAThirdOption accepting the deal]] that Morrigan offers near the end of the game. Still, if [[spoiler:a female Warden romanced Alistair, he chooses to deliver the final blow to the Archdemon, killing himself in the process because he won't let the woman he loves die. [[TearJerker And no, he can't be persuaded out of his decision]]]].decision]]. The only way to prevent it is to leave him behind when you go to confront the Archdemon, a decision he does not take kindly to]].


** In a FlashBack, Tifa made Cloud [[ThePromise promise]] if she was in any danger, he'd come back and save her. Cloud keeps his promise, when Tifa is knocked out by Sephiroth Cloud takes her to safety and then goes to fight Sephiroth.

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** *** In a FlashBack, Tifa made Cloud [[ThePromise promise]] if she was in any danger, he'd come back and save her. Cloud keeps his promise, when Tifa is knocked out by Sephiroth Cloud takes her to safety and then goes to fight Sephiroth.


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* ''Anime/MaiHime'': In a flashback/movie from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' it's revealed that [[spoiler:Nagi saved Arika from her execution, despite the fact that, as a scapegoat, her death would help mitigate the aftereffects of the great war]].
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* In a flashback/movie from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' it's revealed that [[spoiler:Nagi saved Arika from her execution, despite the fact that, as a scapegoat, her death would help mitigate the aftereffects of the great war]].



* ''{{ComicBook/Sabretooth}}'' is this way with ComicBook/{{Monet|StCroix}} in [[ComicBook/UncannyXMen2015 Uncanny X-Men]]. They had two missions helping other mutants but he was mainly concerned with protecting her. He also showed loyalty toward her over their other teammates. He shows the same bias toward Holly Bright -another love interest in ''ComicBook/FirstXMen''.

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* ''{{ComicBook/Sabretooth}}'' is this way with ComicBook/{{Monet|StCroix}} in [[ComicBook/UncannyXMen2015 ''[[ComicBook/UncannyXMen2015 Uncanny X-Men]].X-Men]]''. They had two missions helping other mutants but he was mainly concerned with protecting her. He also showed loyalty toward her over their other teammates. He shows the same bias toward Holly Bright -another love interest in ''ComicBook/FirstXMen''.



* ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': Subverted. [[spoiler:In the final confrontation with Voldemort, he offers to spare the life of a single person Harry cares about for every secret Harry gives him. However, Hermione is ''not'' on this list, as Voldemort has given his followers orders that she should not be harmed under any circumstances, explicitly including should she somehow escape. Plus, [[ItMakesSenseInContext since she's now]] a [[HealingFactor troll]] [[NighInvulnerable unicorn]] with a [[SoulJar Horcrux]], there's very little that anyone could do to permanently harm her anyway.]] As Harry explains to Hermione, he was fighting to save everyone he cared about ''except'' her.

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* ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': Subverted. [[spoiler:In the final confrontation with Voldemort, he offers to spare the life of a single person Harry cares about for every secret Harry gives him. However, Hermione is ''not'' on this list, as Voldemort has given his followers orders that she should not be harmed under any circumstances, explicitly including should she somehow escape. Plus, [[ItMakesSenseInContext since she's now]] a [[HealingFactor troll]] [[NighInvulnerable [[NighInvulnerability unicorn]] with a [[SoulJar Horcrux]], there's very little that anyone could do to permanently harm her anyway.]] As Harry explains to Hermione, he was fighting to save everyone he cared about ''except'' her.



* Sadistically subverted and deconstructed several times in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': the Vision, whose existence partially relies on the [[MacGuffin Mind Stone]] which is what Thanos and the Black Order is after, is told point blank by his {{Love Interest|s}} the ComicBook/ScarletWitch and his [[TrueCompanions teammates]] that they will not allow him to sacrifice himself by destroying the stone and attempt to TakeAThirdOption by safely removing the Mind Stone and then destroying it before Thanos can get his hands on it. [[spoiler:In the end, it's AllForNothing. The Black Order's army prevents the safe removal of the Mind Stone and Thanos arrives, forcing the Scarlet Witch to destroy the Mind Stone and the Vision with it. [[ShootTheShaggyDog And then Thanos reverses her sacrifice using the Time Stone]], kills Vision in front of her, and completes the Infinity Gauntlet, thus ending half of all life in the universe.]]

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* Sadistically subverted and deconstructed several times in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': the Vision, whose existence partially relies on the [[MacGuffin Mind Stone]] which is what Thanos ComicBook/{{Thanos}} and the Black Order is after, is told point blank by his {{Love Interest|s}} the ComicBook/ScarletWitch and his [[TrueCompanions teammates]] that they will not allow him to sacrifice himself by destroying the stone and attempt to TakeAThirdOption by safely removing the Mind Stone and then destroying it before Thanos can get his hands on it. [[spoiler:In the end, it's AllForNothing. The Black Order's army prevents the safe removal of the Mind Stone and Thanos arrives, forcing the Scarlet Witch to destroy the Mind Stone and the Vision with it. [[ShootTheShaggyDog And then Thanos reverses her sacrifice using the Time Stone]], kills Vision in front of her, and completes the Infinity Gauntlet, thus ending half of all life in the universe.]]



* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': in "[[Recap/AngelS0E15AHoleInTheWorld A Hole in the Wolrd]]", Angel nearly makes this choice when he learns that the only way to save Fred is to let hundreds of thousands of people die in her place. He initially spits out an angry "to hell with the world" and storms off to perform the ritual as the scene cuts away. When it returns, though, he's still standing at the threshold, unable to actually go through with it, and he finally, sadly turns away.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': in "[[Recap/AngelS0E15AHoleInTheWorld "[[Recap/AngelS05E15AHoleInTheWorld A Hole in the Wolrd]]", Angel nearly makes this choice when he learns that the only way to save Fred is to let hundreds of thousands of people die in her place. He initially spits out an angry "to hell with the world" and storms off to perform the ritual as the scene cuts away. When it returns, though, he's still standing at the threshold, unable to actually go through with it, and he finally, sadly turns away.



* If VideoGame/SlyCooper's [[DatingCatwoman loveinterest]] Carmelita is in danger, he will risk life and limb to save her even if he knows full well that he's headed into a trap; several of his enemies have used this to their advantage.
** Same with Bentley towards his love interest Penelope. [[spoiler:At least until he found out she was evil, which caused him to turn his back on her]].

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If VideoGame/SlyCooper's Sly's [[DatingCatwoman loveinterest]] love interest]] Carmelita is in danger, he will risk life and limb to save her even if he knows full well that he's headed into a trap; several of his enemies have used this to their advantage.
** Same with Bentley towards his love interest Penelope. [[spoiler:At least until he found out she was evil, which caused him to turn his back on her]].her.]]



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** In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', [[spoiler:the ''entire plot'' is centered around Junpei saving Akane from dying as a child, to the point where ''she'' set it up that way. Though to be fair, if Junpei succeeds in this, it leads to the ending where every single person who possibly can be saved is saved. However, there's also an ending where Ace [[KillEmAll kills]] ''[[KillEmAll everyone]]'' [[KillEmAll else]], including Junpei and Akane, and the earliest way to get yourself stuck into that route is to force your way through Door 3, betraying Lotus and Clover for the sake of not having to separate from June.]]

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** In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', [[spoiler:the ''entire plot'' is centered around Junpei saving Akane from dying as a child, to the point where ''she'' set it up that way. Though to be fair, if Junpei succeeds in this, it leads to the ending where every single person who possibly can be saved is saved. However, there's also an ending where Ace [[KillEmAll kills]] ''[[KillEmAll everyone]]'' [[KillEmAll else]], including Junpei and Akane, and the earliest way to get yourself stuck into that route is to force your way through Door 3, betraying Lotus and Clover for the sake of not having to separate from June.]]June]].



* In one ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, Peter's reckless time-traveling lands him in an alternate reality in which Peter married Creator/MollyRingwald instead of Lois. UsefulNotes/AlGore is president; UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, Cheney, UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden and Karl Rove are dead; people are healthier and living longer, the environment and economy are both in great shape, and America's generally a much happier place to be. And of course, Peter doesn't give two craps about the state of the world ("I don't know who any of those people are"); all he cares about is that he gets Lois in the end. (This is not even taking into account that Lois and Peter both HappilyMarried in this alternate universe.)

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, Peter's reckless time-traveling lands him in an alternate reality in which Peter married Creator/MollyRingwald instead of Lois. UsefulNotes/AlGore is president; UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, Cheney, UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden and Karl Rove are dead; people are healthier and living longer, the environment and economy are both in great shape, and America's generally a much happier place to be. And of course, Peter doesn't give two craps about the state of the world ("I don't know who any of those people are"); all he cares about is that he gets Lois in the end. (This is not even taking into account that Lois and Peter both HappilyMarried in this alternate universe.)



* In one arc of the '90s' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' series, time travelers kill the young Professor X, resulting in a [[BadFuture Bad Present]] where all mutants are constantly at war with the Sentinels... and the [[FutureBadass Future Even-More-Badass]] Storm and Wolverine are married. When Bishop comes from the future to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, Wolverine initially refuses to help, somehow knowing that fixing the past would prevent him and Storm from getting together. When Bishop straight up asks if Wolverine is really willing to allow the devastating war to happen so he can be with Storm, Wolverine says yes without hesitation. After things are set right, there are hints that they both realize something happened, but nothing comes of it.

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* In one arc of the '90s' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' series, time travelers kill the young Professor X, ComicBook/ProfessorX, resulting in a [[BadFuture Bad Present]] where all mutants are constantly at war with the Sentinels... and the [[FutureBadass Future Even-More-Badass]] Storm ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Wolverine are married. When Bishop ComicBook/{{Bishop}} comes from the future to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, Wolverine initially refuses to help, somehow knowing that fixing the past would prevent him and Storm from getting together. When Bishop straight up asks if Wolverine is really willing to allow the devastating war to happen so he can be with Storm, Wolverine says yes without hesitation. After things are set right, there are hints that they both realize something happened, but nothing comes of it.

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