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* In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Lando Calrissian.

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* In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Lando Calrissian.Calrissian, though he didn't really have a choice when Darth Vader showed up at his door.


-->'''Usopp:''' Jeez, I knew [[LampshadeHanging you had no idea what was going on.]] The "alliance" you asked to form only means that we're working together solely to reach a shared objective, right?\\

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-->'''Usopp:''' --->'''Usopp:''' Jeez, I knew [[LampshadeHanging you had no idea what was going on.]] The "alliance" you asked to form only means that we're working together solely to reach a shared objective, right?\\



* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', Mr. Teatime hires several {{Mooks}} to help him kill the Hogfather (Discworld's version of Santa Claus). It's not until near the end of the book that Teatime reveals that this is what all their elaborate plans were for. One of the {{Mooks}}, despite being a thug and murderer, does not take kindly to the idea of eliminating their universe's version of Christmas and turns on Mr. Teatime.
** Even before that, there was grumbling: "He ain't just after money, you know." "Yeah, well, I didn't sign up for world domination. That kind of stuff gets you into trouble."

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', Mr. Teatime hires several {{Mooks}} to help him kill the Hogfather (Discworld's version of Santa Claus). It's not until near the end of the book that Teatime reveals that this is what all their elaborate plans were for. One of the {{Mooks}}, despite being a thug and murderer, does not take kindly to the idea of eliminating their universe's version of Christmas and turns on Mr. Teatime.
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Teatime. Even before that, there was grumbling: "He grumbling:
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"Yeah, well, I didn't sign up for world domination. That kind of stuff gets you into trouble."



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* In ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'', Daigo's gang of delinquents starts to fracture after he gains superpowers and starts taking his rebellious actions to murderous levels. Destiny objects outright and cuts ties to the gang; Marko distances himself from them after Daigo breaks a promise to not let his newfound power get to his head; Jae goes along with Daigo until he plans to put a bomb in the school, causing her to break off in order to warn her friend; and Kev is only still with the gang because he's too cowardly to put his foot down.
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-->"I didn't sign on for this shit! Monsters sure, but civilians?... Who ordered this operation anyway?"

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-->"I --->"I didn't sign on for this shit! Monsters sure, but civilians?... Who ordered this operation anyway?"



* Kazuhira Miller in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' worked with Cipher as a neutral business partner and have Big Boss rejoin the organization with the intention of expanding the Militaires Sans Frontieres. After it became apparent that Cipher was perfectly willing to ruin the Militaires Sans Frontieres should Big Boss refuse to rejoin by having one of their agents launch a nuclear weapon from their defense system at the East Coast of the United States and then frame Militaires Sans Frontieres, it is heavily implied that Miller quit working with Cipher.
** Huey says this, word for word, when he learned that Coldman was going to launch a live nuke from Peace Walker as the final part of its test.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'':
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Kazuhira Miller in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' in worked with Cipher as a neutral business partner and have Big Boss rejoin the organization with the intention of expanding the Militaires Sans Frontieres. After it became apparent that Cipher was perfectly willing to ruin the Militaires Sans Frontieres should Big Boss refuse to rejoin by having one of their agents launch a nuclear weapon from their defense system at the East Coast of the United States and then frame Militaires Sans Frontieres, it is heavily implied that Miller quit working with Cipher.
** *** Huey says this, word for word, when he learned that Coldman was going to launch a live nuke from Peace Walker as the final part of its test.



-->''[[Webcomic/{{Hiimdaisy}} Rex launching nuclear missiles? That's not what it was designed for! Nooooooooo.....]]''
** Also, in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'', President James Johnson defected from the Patriots to Solidus's Sons of Liberty group and hijack Arsenal Gear. However, whereas he himself wanted to use it as a bargaining chip to be put in the inner circle of the Patriots, Solidus himself desired to use it to actually destroy the Patriots. When Johnson discovered this, he was implied to have refused to cooperate any further, only for it to be too late.
* In the Ork campaign of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: VideoGame/DawnOfWar II: Retribution'', Mister Nailbrain says it if attacked in close combat.

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-->''[[Webcomic/{{Hiimdaisy}} --->''[[Webcomic/{{Hiimdaisy}} Rex launching nuclear missiles? That's not what it was designed for! Nooooooooo.....]]''
** Also, in In ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'', President James Johnson defected from the Patriots to Solidus's Sons of Liberty group and hijack Arsenal Gear. However, whereas he himself wanted to use it as a bargaining chip to be put in the inner circle of the Patriots, Solidus himself desired to use it to actually destroy the Patriots. When Johnson discovered this, he was implied to have refused to cooperate any further, only for it to be too late.
* In the Ork campaign of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000: VideoGame/DawnOfWar II: Retribution'', Mister Nailbrain says it if attacked in close combat.



* In VideoGame/{{Wizard101}} when the player is retrieving the pieces of the stone of Mazzaroth, the final piece is held by Vesna Shadowscar. Upon the player arriving she refuses to fight the player and tells the Shadow Weavers that fighting wizards was not part of the bargain. She'd heard of the player before. This may explain why she's one of only human besides the player that is still alive in [[AfterTheEnd Dragonspyre]].

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* In VideoGame/{{Wizard101}} ''VideoGame/Wizard101'', when the player is retrieving the pieces of the stone of Mazzaroth, the final piece is held by Vesna Shadowscar. Upon the player arriving she refuses to fight the player and tells the Shadow Weavers that fighting wizards was not part of the bargain. She'd heard of the player before. This may explain why she's one of only human besides the player that is still alive in [[AfterTheEnd Dragonspyre]].



* Tychus Findlay, in ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty'', protests along these lines when Raynor reveals that they're going to Char to confront Kerrigan. He tries to convince Jim to just take the money and run. [[spoiler:As Gabriel Tosh notes if you still have him there, Tychus is trying to avoid doing something he doesn't want to--that "something" later revealed to be that Tychus has been tasked with ''killing'' Kerrigan, despite the wishes of his friend. Tychus dies on Char, after attempting to shoot Kerrigan--a situation which may or may not have been a case of SuicideByCop.]]

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* ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty'':
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Tychus Findlay, in ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty'', Findlay protests along these lines when Raynor reveals that they're going to Char to confront Kerrigan. He tries to convince Jim to just take the money and run. [[spoiler:As Gabriel Tosh notes if you still have him there, Tychus is trying to avoid doing something he doesn't want to--that "something" later revealed to be that Tychus has been tasked with ''killing'' Kerrigan, despite the wishes of his friend. Tychus dies on Char, after attempting to shoot Kerrigan--a situation which may or may not have been a case of SuicideByCop.]]



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' Gaius, like Asugi, cuts ties with his employer over the terms of his job. He'd been willing to rob the mansion where his Paralogue takes place, but draws the line at killing the owner.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': Gaius, like Asugi, cuts ties with his employer over the terms of his job. He'd been willing to rob the mansion where his Paralogue takes place, but draws the line at killing the owner.



* Two of the people in the Paris stage of ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'' are working for Dalia Margolis, the head of an international spy ring called IAGO. Both of them regret it because it went too far.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' Gaius, like Asugi, cuts ties with his employer over the terms of his job. He'd been willing to rob the mansion where his Paralogue takes place, but draws the line at killing the owner.

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* In the history of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Queen Azshara [[DealWithTheDevil allied herself with Sargeras and the Burning Legion]] and worked to bring him to her world of Azeroth for more power and authority. In the end, the Legion's invasion failed, and the destruction caused by the War of the Ancients destroyed her capital city and sent her and those most loyal to her to the bottom of the ocean. In the ''Warbringers: Azshara'' short, she begins to panic and hear voices telling her it's her fault which she [[NeverMyFault frantically denies]] and shows that "This was not the deal [she] made!"

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* ''FanFic/TheFlashSentryChronicles'': Lightning Blitz, after joining Flash and Iron as the newest defender of Ponyville, is a little frustrated when Flash has him doing tasks like babysitting the Cutie Mark Crusaders and helping with various odd jobs around town instead of helping defend the town from threats. Flash needs to explain to him that keeping the peace means more than just fighting bad guys.


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Blake Belladonna was once a member of the White Fang, an organization meant to promote equality between humans and [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]]. However, five years before the start of the series, they shifted from peaceful protesting to [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized acts of terrorism]]; though Blake supported their cause, and still regards them as [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned]], she couldn't condone their violent actions and left the group. [[spoiler: Imagine her horrified shock when she finds out later that[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist Adam Taurus]] ''never'' believed in equality between Faunus and humans, and the true purpose of the White Fang under his rule is [[KillAllHumans the wholesale slaughter of all of humanity]], meaning that in reality, she had ''no idea'' what she had signed up for.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Blake Belladonna was once a member of the White Fang, an organization meant to promote equality between humans and [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]]. However, five Five years before the start of the series, they shifted from peaceful protesting to [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized acts of terrorism]]; though Blake supported their cause, and still regards them as [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned]], she couldn't condone their violent actions and left the group. [[spoiler: Imagine her horrified shock when she finds out later that[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist Adam Taurus]] ''never'' believed in equality between Faunus and humans, and the true purpose Ghira Belladonna, leader of the White Fang, was deposed by a coup, transforming White Fang into a militant organisation under his rule is [[KillAllHumans the wholesale slaughter command of all Sienna Khan, willing to use violence to achieve Faunus equality by force where peaceful protest is failing. Although the Belladonna family leaves the organisation, Ghira's daughter Blake remains, supporting the coup's new approach. However, under Adam's command, Blake finds the militancy becoming more violent and indiscriminate until Adam's lack of humanity]], meaning concern for the safety of innocents on a Dust train he wants to blow up becomes the line she cannot cross. Abandoning Adam and the White Fang, Blake goes on the run and joins Beacon Academy, hoping to achieve her desire for a better, more equal, world in a more honorable way. When Blake and Adam confront each other during the Battle of Beacon, she is horrified to learn that in reality, she had ''no idea'' what she had signed up for.]]Adam [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist has]] ''[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist never]]'' [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist wanted Faunus equality]]: he wants humanity defeated and broken, their fate to serve the Faunus.


* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 4'': Shows up in the newly {{Heel Face Turn}}ed and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath shortly dead]] [[spoiler:Credo]]'s MotiveRant:

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* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 4'': ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry4'': Shows up in the newly {{Heel Face Turn}}ed and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath shortly dead]] [[spoiler:Credo]]'s MotiveRant:


* During the ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', Franchise/SpiderMan is initially in favor of the [[SuperRegistrationAct Superhuman Registration Act]], going so far as to reveal his SecretIdentity on national television. However, when he discovers that ComicBook/IronMan's pro-registration faction is imprisoning the non-registered supers they capture in a [[PrisonDimension specially-made prison in the Negative Zone]] without even a trail, he promptly [[DefectorFromDecadence defects to]] ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's side in disgust.

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* During the ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', Franchise/SpiderMan is initially in favor of the [[SuperRegistrationAct Superhuman Registration Act]], going so far as to reveal his SecretIdentity on national television. However, when he discovers that ComicBook/IronMan's pro-registration faction is imprisoning the non-registered supers they capture in a [[PrisonDimension specially-made prison in the Negative Zone]] without even a trail, trial, he promptly [[DefectorFromDecadence defects to]] ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's side in disgust.

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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Partway through season 3, Nadeem finds out that Fisk's managed to blackmail all of the FBI agents protecting him into working for him (with the exception of Dex). Nadeem is forced to work with Dex to do Fisk's bidding. When Dex is tasked by Fisk with killing Karen as revenge for her killing James Wesley, Nadeem is the one to drive him there. After Dex's attempt fails and they return to the church in their capacity as FBI officials to smoke out Matt and Karen. While entering the church, Nadeem notices that Dex had killed Father Lantom during the attack and expresses his disapproval of Dex's actions.
-->'''Ray Nadeem:''' I did not sign up for this shit!
-->'''Dex:''' ''Yes you did''...


* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebComic/CassiopeiaQuinn'', when [[BloodKnight Theira]] [[http://www.cassiopeiaquinn.com/comic/tax-day-2015 grumbles]] that she signed on to [[GunNut shoot big guns]], not file paperwork.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebComic/CassiopeiaQuinn'', when [[BloodKnight Theira]] [[http://www.cassiopeiaquinn.com/comic/tax-day-2015 grumbles]] that she signed on with the Prime Galactic Navy to [[GunNut shoot big guns]], not file paperwork.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebComic/CassiopeiaQuinn'', when [[BloodKnight Theira]] [[http://www.cassiopeiaquinn.com/comic/tax-day-2015 grumbles]] that she signed on to [[GunNut shoot big guns]], not file paperwork.


* Jean, Connie, and Sasha from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' all blanch at the thought that they may be ordered to kill other humans. Jean becomes the vocal opposition to this change in tactics, stating that he joined the Survey Corps to fight Titans, ''not'' other humans. [[spoiler: When his hesitance to pull the trigger on an enemy nearly costs him his life, he is forced to accept the necessity of killing]].
* ''Manga/{{Ajin}}'': The members of the [[LaResistance Ajin resistance]] had no problem with killing humans for Sato, believing it was necessary for the plight of the Ajins. When they discover that [[spoiler:Sato [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist doesn't actually care about their species' plight]] and just wants to [[WarForFunAndProfit start a war with humanity]] [[ForTheEvulz for kicks]], all but Tanaka promptly abandon him in disgust.]]

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* Jean, Connie, and Sasha from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' all blanch at the thought that they may be ordered to kill other humans. Jean becomes the vocal opposition to this change in tactics, stating that he joined the Survey Corps to fight Titans, ''not'' other humans. [[spoiler: When his hesitance to pull the trigger on an enemy nearly costs him his life, he is forced to accept the necessity of killing]].
killing.]]
* ''Manga/{{Ajin}}'': The members of the [[LaResistance Ajin resistance]] had no problem with killing humans for Sato, believing it was necessary for the plight of the Ajins. When they discover that [[spoiler:Sato [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist doesn't actually care about their species' plight]] and just wants to [[WarForFunAndProfit start a war with humanity]] [[ForTheEvulz for kicks]], all but Tanaka promptly abandon him in disgust.]]disgust]].



* During the ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', Spider-Man is initially in favor of the [[SuperRegistrationAct Superhuman Registration Act]], going so far as to reveal his SecretIdentity on national television. However, when he discovers that Iron Man's pro-registration faction is imprisoning the non-registered supers they capture in a [[PrisonDimension specially-made prison in the Negative Zone]] without even a trail, he promptly [[DefectorFromDecadence defects to Captain America's side]] in disgust.

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* During the ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', Spider-Man Franchise/SpiderMan is initially in favor of the [[SuperRegistrationAct Superhuman Registration Act]], going so far as to reveal his SecretIdentity on national television. However, when he discovers that Iron Man's ComicBook/IronMan's pro-registration faction is imprisoning the non-registered supers they capture in a [[PrisonDimension specially-made prison in the Negative Zone]] without even a trail, he promptly [[DefectorFromDecadence defects to Captain America's side]] to]] ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's side in disgust.



* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' Wedding Arc [[spoiler:two Changelings named Cricket and Monarch have a HeelRealization after coming to care about ponies and see them as fellow beings instead of cattle. They have this reaction when, by extension, that means their orders to kill Trixie amount to cold blooded murder, something they didn't sign on for. So [[DeathFakedForYou they fake her death]] and aid civilians in making it to shelter in the coming conflict.]]

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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' Wedding Arc [[spoiler:two Changelings named Cricket and Monarch have a HeelRealization after coming to care about ponies and see them as fellow beings instead of cattle. They have this reaction when, by extension, that means their orders to kill Trixie amount to cold blooded murder, something they didn't sign on for. So [[DeathFakedForYou they fake her death]] and aid civilians in making it to shelter in the coming conflict.]]conflict]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'', Mojo Jojo persuades the girls to use their powers to build his "Help the Town and Make It a Better Place Machine" -- which, it turns out, is actually a device to allow Mojo to create his own army of primates powered by Chemical X.
-->'''Blossom:''' Jojo, what happened?!\\
'''Bubbles:''' This isn't making the town a better place!\\
'''Mojo Jojo:''' Yes it is ... ''[[FalseReassurance for me]]!''



* In ''Film/TheRock'', Ed Harris' character has no intention of actually going through with his threatened chemical attack if his demands aren't met. He finds out at the end that his associates feel differently.
** More specifically, they felt that there was no going back -- when his bluff is called, he folds but they decide to stay all in.

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* In ''Film/TheRock'', Ed Harris' character has no intention of actually going through with his threatened chemical attack if his demands aren't met. He finds out at the end that his associates feel differently.
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differently. More specifically, they felt that there was no going back -- when his bluff is called, he folds but they decide to stay all in.



** The Malfoys seem to have some major regrets about joining up with Voldemort by the final book, to the point where Draco [[spoiler:refuses to firmly say whether it's really Harry or not when he's captured by the Death Eaters]] and Narcissa and Lucius [[spoiler:lie and tell Voldemort Harry is dead, and then refuse to fight in the subsequent fracas because they know it means they will be reunited with their son.]]

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** The Malfoys seem to have some major regrets about joining up with Voldemort by the final book, to the point where Draco [[spoiler:refuses to firmly say whether it's really Harry or not when he's captured by the Death Eaters]] and Narcissa and Lucius [[spoiler:lie and tell Voldemort Harry is dead, and then refuse to fight in the subsequent fracas because they know it means they will be reunited with their son.]]son]].



* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s [[{{Webisode}} Vengeance Chronicles]] [[ActionGirl Andrea Rojas]] teams with [[MindManipulation Molly Griggs]] and [[ShockAndAwe Nick Yang]]. She realized that their plan to stop Level 33.1 was to have Molly send Lex a [[PsychicAssistedSuicide hypnotic message to kill himself]] rather than expose the project. Since ThouShallNotKill (although she must have adopted this philosophy after "Vengeance"), she invokes the trope.

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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s [[{{Webisode}} Vengeance Chronicles]] [[ActionGirl Andrea Rojas]] teams with [[MindManipulation Molly Griggs]] and [[ShockAndAwe Nick Yang]]. She realized that their plan to stop Level 33.1 was to have Molly send Lex ComicBook/{{Lex|Luthor}} a [[PsychicAssistedSuicide hypnotic message to kill himself]] rather than expose the project. Since ThouShallNotKill (although she must have adopted this philosophy after "Vengeance"), Lex is protected by JokerImmunity, she invokes the trope.



* In the third ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' game, the Sorceress and her apprentice Bianca steal dragon eggs and take them to their Forgotten Worlds. Bianca does it because the magic in their worlds is disappearing without the presence of dragons to maintain it. When she discovers the Sorceress' real reason for wanting the eggs--[[spoiler:to make an immortality potion from baby dragon wings]]--she promptly does a HeelFaceTurn and joins Spyro and his friends in trying to stop her.

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* In the third ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' game, ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'', the Sorceress and her apprentice Bianca steal dragon eggs and take them to their Forgotten Worlds. Bianca does it because the magic in their worlds is disappearing without the presence of dragons to maintain it. When she discovers the Sorceress' real reason for wanting the eggs--[[spoiler:to make an immortality potion from baby dragon wings]]--she promptly does a HeelFaceTurn and joins Spyro and his friends in trying to stop her.



** How could we forget Otacon in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''? He helped build Metal Gear REX without any idea that it was gonna be used for nuclear assaults.

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** How could we forget Otacon in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''? He ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' helped build Metal Gear REX without any idea that it was gonna be used for nuclear assaults.



** Also, in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', President James Johnson defected from the Patriots to Solidus's Sons of Liberty group and hijack Arsenal Gear. However, whereas he himself wanted to use it as a bargaining chip to be put in the inner circle of the Patriots, Solidus himself desired to use it to actually destroy the Patriots. When Johnson discovered this, he was implied to have refused to cooperate any further, only for it to be too late.

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** Also, in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'', President James Johnson defected from the Patriots to Solidus's Sons of Liberty group and hijack Arsenal Gear. However, whereas he himself wanted to use it as a bargaining chip to be put in the inner circle of the Patriots, Solidus himself desired to use it to actually destroy the Patriots. When Johnson discovered this, he was implied to have refused to cooperate any further, only for it to be too late.



* Late in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare3'', Yuri explains that [[spoiler:the reason he betrayed Makarov was because he went from a soldier to fanatical lunatic bent on conquering the world for Ultranationalist Russia, willing to use nuclear weapons and massacre civilians to get the insane, mutually-destructive war he wants.]]

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* Late in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare3'', Yuri explains that [[spoiler:the reason he betrayed Makarov was because he went from a soldier to fanatical lunatic bent on conquering the world for Ultranationalist Russia, willing to use nuclear weapons and massacre civilians to get the insane, mutually-destructive war he wants.]]wants]].



* Regime![[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]] in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' says this [[spoiler:as he pulls a HeelFaceTurn after Regime!Superman crosses the MoralEventHorizon by killing Regime!Shazam for questioning him.]]

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* Regime![[ComicBook/TheFlash Regime![[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]] in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' says this [[spoiler:as he pulls a HeelFaceTurn after Regime!Superman crosses the MoralEventHorizon by killing Regime!Shazam for questioning him.]]him]].



* Tychus Findlay, in ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty'', protests along these lines when Raynor reveals that they're going to Char to confront Kerrigan. He tries to convince Jim to just take the money and run. [[spoiler:As Gabriel Tosh notes if you still have him there, Tychus is trying to avoid doing something he doesn't want to--that "something" later revealed to be that Tychus has been tasked with ''killing'' Kerrigan, despite the wishes of his friend. Tychus dies on Char, after attempting to shoot Kerrigan--a situation which may or may not have been a case of SuicideByCop.]]

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* Tychus Findlay, in ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty'', ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty'', protests along these lines when Raynor reveals that they're going to Char to confront Kerrigan. He tries to convince Jim to just take the money and run. [[spoiler:As Gabriel Tosh notes if you still have him there, Tychus is trying to avoid doing something he doesn't want to--that "something" later revealed to be that Tychus has been tasked with ''killing'' Kerrigan, despite the wishes of his friend. Tychus dies on Char, after attempting to shoot Kerrigan--a situation which may or may not have been a case of SuicideByCop.]]



* ''VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan'': Near the end of the game, Silver Sable is hired by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Bolivar Trask]] to capture Spider-Man. When their fight on a bridge ends up endangering innocent lives, Sable helps Spidey save them. As she explains, she was hired to capture Spider-Man, ''not'' to kill innocent people. Spidey, being himself, takes the time to [[DeadpanSnarker snark at her]] for it.

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* ''VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan'': Near the end of the game, Silver Sable ComicBook/SilverSable is hired by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Bolivar Trask]] to capture Spider-Man. When their fight on a bridge ends up endangering innocent lives, Sable helps Spidey save them. As she explains, she was hired to capture Spider-Man, ''not'' to kill innocent people. Spidey, being himself, takes the time to [[DeadpanSnarker snark at her]] for it.



** Hailey is even more justified than Helmut as she is only working for Dalia because she's TheMole for Victoria St. Clare. Yes, she's a spy but she's a spy for a ''fashion magazine'', and she's rightfully afraid for her life in case Dalia pulls YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness on her. [[spoiler: She will be murdered if you don't sabotage the laptop but if she survives she [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere flees for her life]] with a bodyguard who's been hiding her secret]].

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** Hailey is even more justified than Helmut as she is only working for Dalia because she's TheMole for Victoria St. Clare. Yes, she's a spy but she's a spy for a ''fashion magazine'', and she's rightfully afraid for her life in case Dalia pulls YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness on her. [[spoiler: She will be murdered if you don't sabotage the laptop but if she survives she [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere flees for her life]] with a bodyguard who's been hiding her secret]].secret.]]



* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Blake Belladonna was once a member of the White Fang, an organization meant to promote equality between humans and [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]]. However, five years before the start of the series, they shifted from peaceful protesting to [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized acts of terrorism]]; though Blake supported their cause, and still regards them as [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned]], she couldn't condone their violent actions and left the group. [[spoiler: Imagine her horrified shock when she finds out later that[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist Adam Taurus]] ''never'' believed in equality between Faunus and humans, and the true purpose of the White Fang under his rule is [[KillAllHumans the wholesale slaughter of all of humanity]], meaning that in reality, she had ''no idea'' what she had signed up for]].

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Blake Belladonna was once a member of the White Fang, an organization meant to promote equality between humans and [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]]. However, five years before the start of the series, they shifted from peaceful protesting to [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized acts of terrorism]]; though Blake supported their cause, and still regards them as [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned]], she couldn't condone their violent actions and left the group. [[spoiler: Imagine her horrified shock when she finds out later that[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist Adam Taurus]] ''never'' believed in equality between Faunus and humans, and the true purpose of the White Fang under his rule is [[KillAllHumans the wholesale slaughter of all of humanity]], meaning that in reality, she had ''no idea'' what she had signed up for]].for.]]



** Gorilla Grodd assembles a new Legion of Doom, but, aside from opposing the Justice League, keeps their long-term goals largely to himself. When it's revealed that his master plan is [[spoiler:to turn everyone on Earth into apes, [[Awesome/JusticeLeague Lex Luthor shoots him in the chest]], takes over the Legion, and redirects their efforts to more sensible endeavors (well, sensible for ''[[AGodAmI him]]'', at least).]]
** [[spoiler:Hawkgirl]] willingly signed on to infiltrate Earth and learn the weaknesses and abilities of the planet's society, military strength and its heroes in order to [[spoiler:help the Thanagarians subjugate the planet to build their hyperspace bypass. Once she learns the bypass will destroy the Earth, she defects and helps the League destroy it.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Joker's Millions", the Joker hires a replacement for Harley, claiming that it's cheaper than buying the real one out of jail. The one he gets isn't nearly as good as the real one, and she says twice that this "wasn't in the job description" (the second time when she's arrested; still, this was the Joker... [[TooDumbToLive she should have known better]]. Still, [[spoiler:she can take comfort with the fact that [[WomanScorned the real Harley did get revenge on the Joker]] for the insult...]])
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' movie, Mojo Jojo persuades the girls to use their powers to build his "Help the Town and Make It a Better Place Machine" -- which, it turns out, is actually a device to allow Mojo to create his own army of primates powered by Chemical X.
-->'''Blossom:''' Jojo, what happened?!\\
'''Bubbles:''' This isn't making the town a better place!\\
'''Mojo Jojo:''' Yes it is ... ''[[FalseReassurance for me]]!''

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** Gorilla Grodd assembles a new Legion of Doom, but, aside from opposing the Justice League, keeps their long-term goals largely to himself. When it's revealed that his master plan is [[spoiler:to turn everyone on Earth into apes, [[Awesome/JusticeLeague Lex Luthor shoots him in the chest]], takes over the Legion, and redirects their efforts to more sensible endeavors (well, sensible for ''[[AGodAmI him]]'', at least).]]
least)]].
** [[spoiler:Hawkgirl]] willingly signed on to infiltrate Earth and learn the weaknesses and abilities of the planet's society, military strength and its heroes in order to [[spoiler:help the Thanagarians subjugate the planet to build their hyperspace bypass. Once she learns the bypass will destroy the Earth, she defects and helps the League destroy it.]]
it]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Joker's Millions", the Joker hires a replacement for Harley, claiming that it's cheaper than buying the real one out of jail. The one he gets isn't nearly as good as the real one, and she says twice that this "wasn't in the job description" (the second time when she's arrested; still, this was the Joker... [[TooDumbToLive she should have known better]]. Still, [[spoiler:she can take comfort with the fact that [[WomanScorned the real Harley did get revenge on the Joker]] for the insult...]])
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' movie, Mojo Jojo persuades the girls to use their powers to build his "Help the Town and Make It a Better Place Machine" -- which, it turns out, is actually a device to allow Mojo to create his own army of primates powered by Chemical X.
-->'''Blossom:''' Jojo, what happened?!\\
'''Bubbles:''' This isn't making the town a better place!\\
'''Mojo Jojo:''' Yes it is ... ''[[FalseReassurance for me]]!''
insult..]].)

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* ''Anime/SDGundamForce'': For most of the series, the stated goal of the Dark Axis is to conquer the universe by invading and stealing technology from every dimension. In episode "Gerbera's Invitation", Professor Gerbera reveals that once the Dark Axis General has been fully restored, they will destroy all worlds. Kibaomaru, who joined the Dark Axis with the intent of getting their help conquering Ark, is quick to point out that contradiction in what Gerbera said now compared to what he said then.


* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'', Chris gets this reaction from certain campers when they learn that they'll be staying in a cruddy camp instead of the four-star resort they were promised.

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* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'', ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', Chris gets this reaction from certain campers when they learn that they'll be staying in a cruddy camp instead of the four-star resort they were promised.


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* A comedic example in ''OnePiece''. Trafalgar Law allied the Heart Pirates with the Straw Hat Pirates in hopes of getting a powerful ally to take down the operation at Punk Hazard and eventually one of the Yonko. He did. What he did not sign on for was the Straw Hats' various... quirks, not the least of which is the fact that Luffy's stubbornness quickly leads to Law being dragged into things that had nothing to do with his original plan. Usopp lampshades it in pretty short order.
--> '''Usopp''' Jeez, I knew [[LampshadeHanging you had no idea what was going on.]] The "alliance" you asked to form only means that we're working together soley to reach a shared objective, right?
--> '''Law''': Naturally.
--> '''Usopp''': That's what ''you'' meant, but when Luffy hears the word "alliance" he thinks of something else.
--> '''Luffy''': Like friends, right?
** On a more serious note, he also quit working for [[spoiler:Caesar Clown]] on the spot after he found out about how [[spoiler:Clown was drugging the children of Punk Hazard with a highly addictive stimulant that dramatically reduced their lifespan in order to keep them from trying to rebel or leave]]. His reaction was more or less along the lines of "if I had known about this beforehand, I never would have had anything to do with you in the first place.", and it served as a perfect example of just how far beyond the pale [[spoiler:Clown]] had gone.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
**
A comedic example in ''OnePiece''. example: Trafalgar Law allied the Heart Pirates with the Straw Hat Pirates in hopes of getting a powerful ally to take down the operation at Punk Hazard and eventually one of the Yonko. He did. What he did not sign on for was the Straw Hats' various... quirks, not the least of which is the fact that Luffy's stubbornness quickly leads to Law being dragged into things that had nothing to do with his original plan. Usopp lampshades it in pretty short order.
--> '''Usopp''' -->'''Usopp:''' Jeez, I knew [[LampshadeHanging you had no idea what was going on.]] The "alliance" you asked to form only means that we're working together soley solely to reach a shared objective, right?
--> '''Law''': Naturally.
--> '''Usopp''':
right?\\
'''Law:''' Naturally.\\
'''Usopp:'''
That's what ''you'' meant, but when Luffy hears the word "alliance" he thinks of something else.
--> '''Luffy''':
else.\\
'''Luffy:'''
Like friends, right?
** On a more serious note, he also quit working for [[spoiler:Caesar Clown]] on the spot after he found out about how [[spoiler:Clown was drugging the children of Punk Hazard with a highly addictive stimulant that dramatically reduced their lifespan in order to keep them from trying to rebel or leave]]. His reaction was more or less along the lines of "if "If I had known about this beforehand, I never would have had anything to do with you in the first place.", place," and it served as a perfect example of just how far beyond the pale [[spoiler:Clown]] had gone.



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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'':

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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'':''Fanfic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'':



* ''FanFic/TheLegendOfSpyroANewDawn'': Drake was once a member of the Ape forces that raided the Dragon Temple on the day of Spyro's hatching. He only smashed one dragon egg that night... and immediately suffered a HeelRealization and fled Gaul's army. Even in the present time, he can't quite forgive himself.

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* ''FanFic/TheLegendOfSpyroANewDawn'': ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfSpyroANewDawn'': Drake was once a member of the Ape forces that raided the Dragon Temple on the day of Spyro's hatching. He only smashed one dragon egg that night... and immediately suffered a HeelRealization and fled Gaul's army. Even in the present time, he can't quite forgive himself.



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--> '''Vinny''': We done a lot of things we're not proud of. Robbin' graves, plunderin' tombs, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking double parkin']]... But hey, nobody got hurt. Well, maybe someone got hurt, but nobody we ''knew''.

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--> '''Vinny''': -->'''Vinny:''' We done a lot of things we're not proud of. Robbin' graves, plunderin' tombs, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking double parkin']]... But hey, nobody got hurt. Well, maybe someone got hurt, but nobody we ''knew''.



* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'': Pietro and Wanda Maximoff (aka Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch) initially become [[BigBad Ultron]]'s CoDragons when he tells them he wants to destroy the Avengers, as it was [[spoiler: a Stark Industries bomb that destroyed their home and killed their parents]]. When they discover that Ultron also plans to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, they promptly pull a HeelFaceTurn.

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* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'': Pietro and Wanda Maximoff (aka (a.k.a. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch) initially become [[BigBad Ultron]]'s CoDragons when he tells them he wants to destroy the Avengers, as it was [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a Stark Industries bomb that destroyed their home and killed their parents]]. When they discover that Ultron also plans to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, they promptly pull a HeelFaceTurn.



* In ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', Max warns Kermit that Doc Hopper is trying to kill him.
* Used almost verbatim in ''Film/TheBourneUltimatum'' by Pam Landy.

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* %%* In ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', Max warns Kermit that Doc Hopper is trying to kill him.
* %%* Used almost verbatim in ''Film/TheBourneUltimatum'' by Pam Landy.



* In ''Film/BrokenArrow1996'', Mr. Pritchett agreed to help Deakins steal two nuclear warheads--but not detonate one of them. When he protests, Deakins kills him. Similarly, when Deakins sees his plans going up in smoke (literally) and decides to set off the second one--which would kill him and everyone around him--Kelly lodges a similar protest.

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* In ''Film/BrokenArrow1996'', Mr. Pritchett agreed to help Deakins steal two nuclear warheads--but not detonate one of them. When he protests, Deakins kills him. Similarly, when Deakins sees his plans going up in smoke (literally) and decides to set off the second one--which one -- which would kill him and everyone around him--Kelly him -- Kelly lodges a similar protest.



--> "I did not join this army to shoot elephants. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Especially ones that fly.]]"

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--> "I -->'''Quang:''' I did not join this army to shoot elephants. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Especially ones that fly.]]"]]



* As revealed in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', [[spoiler:Regulus Black]] pulled a HeelFaceTurn when he discovered Voldemort's plans. Subjugating Muggles and mudbloods was fine. [[spoiler:Tearing apart one's own soul in a bid for immortality?]] Not so much.
** That could also have something to do with Voldemort's treatment of [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Kreacher]].
*** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', Sirius mentions that there were a number of Old Name families like his own who initially thought that Voldemort had the right idea, but then quickly changed their minds about him when they saw how far he was willing to go for Pureblood Supremacy.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
**
As revealed in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', [[spoiler:Regulus Black]] pulled a HeelFaceTurn when he discovered Voldemort's plans. Subjugating Muggles and mudbloods was fine. [[spoiler:Tearing apart one's own soul in a bid for immortality?]] Not so much.
**
much. That could also have something to do with Voldemort's treatment of [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Kreacher]].
*** ** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', Sirius mentions that there were a number of Old Name families like his own who initially thought that Voldemort had the right idea, but then quickly changed their minds about him when they saw how far he was willing to go for Pureblood Supremacy.






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* After the Resonance Cascade in ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', a special forces group of the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks United States military]] (the Hazardous Environment Containment Unit) arrives to clean up the situation--not only by stopping the Xen invasion, but by "silencing" all Black Mesa personnel with lethal force in order to keep knowledge of the incident secret. While some of the soldiers are sociopathic and most carry out their orders without complaint, one Marine in "On A Rail" makes it clear killing civilians is ''not'' what he signed on for.
-->"I didn't sign on for this shit! Monsters sure, but civilians? ...Who ordered this operation anyway?"

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'':
**
After the Resonance Cascade in ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', a special forces group of the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks United States military]] (the Hazardous Environment Containment Unit) arrives to clean up the situation--not situation -- not only by stopping the Xen invasion, but by "silencing" all Black Mesa personnel with lethal force in order to keep knowledge of the incident secret. While some of the soldiers are sociopathic and most carry out their orders without complaint, one Marine in "On A a Rail" makes it clear killing civilians is ''not'' what he signed on for.
-->"I didn't sign on for this shit! Monsters sure, but civilians? ...civilians?... Who ordered this operation anyway?"



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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Blake Belladonna was once a member of the White Fang, an organization meant to promote equality between humans and [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]]. However, five years before the start of the series, they shifted from peaceful protesting to [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized acts of terrorism]]; though Blake supported their cause, and still regards them as [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned]], she couldn't condone their violent actions and left the group. [[spoiler: Imagine her horrified shock when she finds out later that[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist Adam Taurus]] ''never'' believed in equality between Faunus and humans, and the true purpose of the White Fang under his rule is [[KillAllHumans the wholesale slaughter of all of humanity]], meaning that in reality, she had ''no idea'' what she had signed up for]].
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-->'''Noah Zark:''' I will use your telecommunications satellites to broadcast my signal all over the vorld! ''Destroying humanity so zat only my beloved animals vill remain!''
-->'''Zoe:''' [[YoureInsane You're mad!]]
-->'''Yuri:''' ''Ve are not mad! Ve just love animals! Ven humanity ees destroyed, only ve vill be left to eat ze tasty animals!'' Boy do ve love eatink tasty animals.
-->'''Noah Zark:''' Ve'll talk later, Yuri.

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-->'''Noah Zark:''' I will use your telecommunications satellites to broadcast my signal all over the vorld! ''Destroying humanity so zat only my beloved animals vill remain!''
-->'''Zoe:'''
remain!''\\
'''Zoe:'''
[[YoureInsane You're mad!]]
-->'''Yuri:'''
mad!]]\\
'''Yuri:'''
''Ve are not mad! Ve just love animals! Ven humanity ees destroyed, only ve vill be left to eat ze tasty animals!'' Boy do ve love eatink tasty animals.
-->'''Noah
animals.\\
'''Noah
Zark:''' Ve'll talk later, Yuri.



* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Blake Belladonna was once a member of the White Fang, an organization meant to promote equality between humans and [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]]. However, five years before the start of the series, they shifted from peaceful protesting to [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized acts of terrorism]]; though Blake supported their cause, and still regards them as [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned]], she couldn't condone their violent actions and left the group. [[spoiler: Imagine her horrified shock when she finds out later that[[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist Adam Taurus]] ''never'' believed in equality between Faunus and humans, and the true purpose of the White Fang under his rule is [[KillAllHumans the wholesale slaughter of all of humanity]], meaning that in reality, she had ''no idea'' what she had signed up for]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the founding of Springfield and Shelbyville, as well as the feud between the two towns that followed, is based on this trope. Originally the town founders, Jebediah Springfield and Shelbyville Manhattan were allies who led a group of pioneers in pursuit of new lands to settle. Once they found the site for their settlement, however ...
-->'''Jebediah:''' People, our search is over. On this site we shall build a new town, where we can worship freely, govern justly and grow vast fields of hemp for making ropes and blankets.
-->'''Shelbyville:''' Yes, and [[KissingCousins marry our cousins]].
-->'''Jebediah:''' I was - wha ... what are you talking about, Shelbyville? Why would we want to marry our cousins?
-->'''Shelbyville:''' Because they're so attractive. I thought that was the whole point of this journey?
* A mutual version in the ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'' episode where Timmy summons [[TheTrickster the April Fool]]. After the Fool almost sends Timmy's parents plummeting to a gruesome death as a "prank", forcing Timmy to save them, Timmy complains that the "prank" was far crueler than what he'd signed on for; the Fool counters that ''he'' hadn't signed on to have his pranks constrained by "compassion". The deal promptly breaks down.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Gorilla Grodd assembles a new Legion of Doom, but, aside from opposing the Justice League, keeps their long term goals largely to himself. When it's revealed that his master plan is [[spoiler:to turn everyone on Earth into apes, [[Awesome/JusticeLeague Lex Luthor shoots him in the chest]], takes over the Legion, and redirects their efforts to more sensible endeavors (well, sensible for ''[[AGodAmI him]]'', at least).]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the founding of Springfield and Shelbyville, as well as the feud between the two towns that followed, is based on this trope. Originally the town founders, Jebediah Springfield and Shelbyville Manhattan were allies who led a group of pioneers in pursuit of new lands to settle. Once they found the site for their settlement, however ...
however...
-->'''Jebediah:''' People, our search is over. On this site we shall build a new town, where we can worship freely, govern justly and grow vast fields of hemp for making ropes and blankets.
-->'''Shelbyville:'''
blankets.\\
'''Shelbyville:'''
Yes, and [[KissingCousins marry our cousins]].
-->'''Jebediah:'''
cousins]].\\
'''Jebediah:'''
I was - wha ... -- wha... what are you talking about, Shelbyville? Why would we want to marry our cousins?
-->'''Shelbyville:'''
cousins?\\
'''Shelbyville:'''
Because they're so attractive. I thought that was the whole point of this journey?
* A mutual version in the ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode where Timmy summons [[TheTrickster the April Fool]]. After the Fool almost sends Timmy's parents plummeting to a gruesome death as a "prank", forcing Timmy to save them, Timmy complains that the "prank" was far crueler than what he'd signed on for; the Fool counters that ''he'' hadn't signed on to have his pranks constrained by "compassion". The deal promptly breaks down.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'':
**
Gorilla Grodd assembles a new Legion of Doom, but, aside from opposing the Justice League, keeps their long term long-term goals largely to himself. When it's revealed that his master plan is [[spoiler:to turn everyone on Earth into apes, [[Awesome/JusticeLeague Lex Luthor shoots him in the chest]], takes over the Legion, and redirects their efforts to more sensible endeavors (well, sensible for ''[[AGodAmI him]]'', at least).]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' movie, Mojo Jojo persuades the girls to use their powers to build his "Help The Town And Make It A Better Place Machine" - which, it turns out, is actually a device to allow Mojo to create his own army of primates powered by Chemical X.
-->'''Blossom:''' Jojo, what happened?!
-->'''Bubbles:''' This isn't making the town a better place!
-->'''Mojo Jojo:''' Yes it is ... ''[[FalseReassurance for me]]!''

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' movie, Mojo Jojo persuades the girls to use their powers to build his "Help The the Town And and Make It A a Better Place Machine" - -- which, it turns out, is actually a device to allow Mojo to create his own army of primates powered by Chemical X.
-->'''Blossom:''' Jojo, what happened?!
-->'''Bubbles:'''
happened?!\\
'''Bubbles:'''
This isn't making the town a better place!
-->'''Mojo
place!\\
'''Mojo
Jojo:''' Yes it is ... ''[[FalseReassurance for me]]!''



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode "Turning The Tides", Tenzin has to find members of the council in the city, so he tells his ex-girlfriend Lin Beifong to help his wife Pema around the house. Pema comes out with a dirt-covered Meelo and asks Lin to help her give him a bath, and then Meelo says he has to poop. This makes Lin say this exact quote.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
**
In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode "Turning The Tides", Tenzin has to find members of the council in the city, so he tells his ex-girlfriend Lin Beifong to help his wife Pema around the house. Pema comes out with a dirt-covered Meelo and asks Lin to help her give him a bath, and then Meelo says he has to poop. This makes Lin say this exact quote.



'''Chris:''' Actually... ''(Holds up contract)'' you did.

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'''Chris:''' Actually... ''(Holds ''[holds up contract)'' contract]'' you did.



* it is rare, but not unknown, for serving soldiers to desert rather than fight, quoting this very reason for their refusal. An example would be Lance-Bombardier Victor Williams of the Royal Artillery, who in 1991 [[http://www.theguardian.com/uk/1991/feb/04/iraq.world deserted on grounds of conscience rather than fight in Iraq]].

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* it It is rare, but not unknown, for serving soldiers to desert rather than fight, quoting this very reason for their refusal. refusal.
**
An example would be Lance-Bombardier Victor Williams of the Royal Artillery, who in 1991 [[http://www.theguardian.com/uk/1991/feb/04/iraq.world deserted on grounds of conscience rather than fight in Iraq]].



** In the US Military services at least, this is a legal defense for refusing to obey orders, but not quite desertion. There is a condition, however - it's only valid if your commanding officer is ordering you to commit a war crime, and you'd better be able to defend your actions during a court martial
* When George Atzerodt, one of John Wilkes Booth's accomplices, agreed to help him, he thought the plan was only to kidnap UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln (which admittedly ''had'' been Booth's original plan). Atzerodt only learned the true plan - to simultaneously assassinate Lincoln, Vice President UsefulNotes/AndrewJohnson, and the Secretary of State - on the day it was to be carried out. Atzerodt told Booth this wasn't what he'd signed up for, but Booth told him it was too late for him to back out. Instead of attempting to assassinate VP Johnson as he was supposed to, Atzerodt went out and got drunk instead, though he was still arrested and hanged as a co-conspirator.

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** In the US Military services at least, this is a legal defense for refusing to obey orders, but not quite desertion. There is a condition, however - -- it's only valid if your commanding officer is ordering you to commit a war crime, and you'd better be able to defend your actions during a court martial
* When George Atzerodt, one of John Wilkes Booth's accomplices, agreed to help him, he thought the plan was only to kidnap UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln (which admittedly ''had'' been Booth's original plan). Atzerodt only learned the true plan - -- to simultaneously assassinate Lincoln, Vice President UsefulNotes/AndrewJohnson, and the Secretary of State - -- on the day it was to be carried out. Atzerodt told Booth this wasn't what he'd signed up for, but Booth told him it was too late for him to back out. Instead of attempting to assassinate VP Johnson as he was supposed to, Atzerodt went out and got drunk instead, though he was still arrested and hanged as a co-conspirator.

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