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** ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'': Cody rescues Marahute, a giant golden eagle, from a poacher's trap on top of a cliff. When freed, Marahute accidentally pushes Cody off the cliff with her wing, and when she sees him falling down, she swoops down and saves him.


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* ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' has one of the most iconic examples of this when Luke rescues Leia.
** Finn and Poe meet in ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens'' when Finn helps Poe escape the New Order's prison cells.
* ''Film/KickAss'': Kickass is about to get carved up by Razul's gang when Hit-Girl gets her EstablishingCharacterMoment by massacring them all. This is also the first time we see her in the Hit-Girl persona.
* ''Film/PaleRider'': The Preacher and Hull first meet when the Preacher rescues him from a bunch of thugs.

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* ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' has one of the most iconic examples of this when Luke rescues Leia.
** Finn and Poe meet in ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens'' when Finn helps Poe escape the New Order's prison cells.
* ''Film/KickAss'': Kickass is about to get carved up by Razul's gang when Hit-Girl gets her EstablishingCharacterMoment by massacring them all. This is also the first time we see her in the Hit-Girl persona.
* ''Film/PaleRider'': The Preacher and Hull first meet when the Preacher rescues him from a bunch of thugs.
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* ''Film/TheTerminator'' has Kyle introduce himself to Sarah J. Connor by extricating her from Tech Noir just as the T-800 closes in for the kill. This is a theme that's carried on in the other films/TV series, accompanied by the CatchPhrase, "Come with me if you want to live."

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* ''Film/PaleRider'': The Preacher and Hull first meet when the Preacher rescues him from a bunch of thugs.
* ''Film/StarWars'':
** ''Film/ANewHope'' has one of the most iconic examples of this when Luke rescues Leia.
** Finn and Poe meet in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' when Finn helps Poe escape the New Order's prison cells.
* ''Film/TheTerminator'' has Kyle introduce himself to Sarah J. Connor by extricating her from Tech Noir just as the T-800 closes in for the kill. This is a theme that's carried on in the other films/TV series, accompanied by the CatchPhrase, "Come with me if you want to live."



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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': How Miles meets Taura in "Labyrinth". However, he's also on a mission to kill her. ItMakesSenseInContext.

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': How Miles meets Taura Taran and Eilonwy meet in "Labyrinth". However, the first book of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' when he's imprisoned in Spiral Castle. All she really wants is for him to throw her bauble back to her, as she's accidentally dropped it into his cell; when he explains that his hands are bound, she instead breaks into the cell and unties him. He then asks her to also on a mission rescue the prisoner in the other cell, whom he believes is his companion Gwydion, but is actually the wandering bard Fflewddur Fflamm. Eilonwy then helps both of them escape, and ends up joining the quest.
* ''Literature/DreamPark''. The players first meet Alex Griffin's character when they find him [[QuicksandSucks sinking in quicksand]]. One of them teases Griffin by making him prove that he's worthy
to kill her. ItMakesSenseInContext.join the party before they rescue him.



* How Merlin Athrawes introduced himself to then Crown Prince Cayleb in ''[[Literature/{{Safehold}} Off Armageddon Reef]]''.
* ''Literature/DreamPark''. The players first meet Alex Griffin's character when they find him [[QuicksandSucks sinking in quicksand]]. One of them teases Griffin by making him prove that he's worthy to join the party before they rescue him.
* ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'': How Richard meets Door when he takes her home after finding her lying and bleeding on a cold London Above street.
* in ''Literature/TheWardedMan'', Leesha and Rojer meet the titular Warded Man when he saves them from being killed by demons and gets them to safety.
* Taran and Eilonwy meet in the first book of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' when he's imprisoned in Spiral Castle. All she really wants is for him to throw her bauble back to her, as she's accidentally dropped it into his cell; when he explains that his hands are bound, she instead breaks into the cell and unties him. He then asks her to also rescue the prisoner in the other cell, whom he believes is his companion Gwydion, but is actually the wandering bard Fflewddur Fflamm. Eilonwy then helps both of them escape, and ends up joining the quest.

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* How Merlin Athrawes introduced himself to then Crown Prince Cayleb in ''[[Literature/{{Safehold}} Off Armageddon Reef]]''.
* ''Literature/DreamPark''. The players first meet Alex Griffin's character when they find him [[QuicksandSucks sinking in quicksand]]. One of them teases Griffin by making him prove that he's worthy to join the party before they rescue him.
* ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'': How Richard meets Door when he takes her home after finding her lying and bleeding on a cold London Above street.
street.
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** How Merlin Athrawes introduces himself to then-Crown Prince Cayleb
in ''Off Armageddon Reef''.
** Merlin does it again in ''How Firm a Foundation'' when he shows up at Talkyra Castle to rescue Earl Coris, Princess Irys and Prince Daivyn.
* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': How Miles meets Taura in "Labyrinth". However, he's also on a mission to kill her. ItMakesSenseInContext.
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''Literature/TheWardedMan'', Leesha and Rojer meet the titular Warded Man when he saves them from being killed by demons and gets them to safety.
* Taran and Eilonwy meet in the first book of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' when he's imprisoned in Spiral Castle. All she really wants is for him to throw her bauble back to her, as she's accidentally dropped it into his cell; when he explains that his hands are bound, she instead breaks into the cell and unties him. He then asks her to also rescue the prisoner in the other cell, whom he believes is his companion Gwydion, but is actually the wandering bard Fflewddur Fflamm. Eilonwy then helps both of them escape, and ends up joining the quest.
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* Several times throughout ''Series/DoctorWho'', but explicitly in the episode "Rose", where Rose's first meeting with the Doctor is him grabbing her hand and yelling "Run!"

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* Several times throughout ''Series/DoctorWho'', but explicitly in the episode "Rose", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]], where Rose's first meeting with the Doctor is him grabbing her hand and yelling "Run!" "Run!"
* ''Series/LostGirl'': How Bo meets Kenzi. And how Bo meets Dyson's NewOldFlame Kiara. And how Dyson re-connects with her after several centuries of separation.



* ''Series/LostGirl'': How Bo meets Kenzi. And how Bo meets Dyson's NewOldFlame Kiara. And how Dyson re-connects with her after several centuries of separation.



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* A standard trick by private investigators or spies to gain someone's trust is to stage a fake bar fight or street mugging, with the investigator as the Good Samaritan coming in to "save" him or her.
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* A standard trick by private investigators or spies to gain someone's trust is to stage a fake bar fight or street mugging, with the investigator as the Good Samaritan coming in to "save" him or her.
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* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'': Best friends Tails and Sonic first met when Sonic saved Tails from drowning in a swamp.


** Finn and Poe meet in ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens when Finn helps Poe escape the New Order's prison cells.

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** Finn and Poe meet in ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens'' when Finn helps Poe escape the New Order's prison cells.




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* Taran and Eilonwy meet in the first book of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' when he's imprisoned in Spiral Castle. All she really wants is for him to throw her bauble back to her, as she's accidentally dropped it into his cell; when he explains that his hands are bound, she instead breaks into the cell and unties him. He then asks her to also rescue the prisoner in the other cell, whom he believes is his companion Gwydion, but is actually the wandering bard Fflewddur Fflamm. Eilonwy then helps both of them escape, and ends up joining the quest.



* In ''Series/{{Suits}}'' Harvey and Mike meet this way when Harvey and Donna conspire to rescue Mike from the police chasing him in the pilot.

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* In ''Series/{{Suits}}'' ''Series/{{Suits}},'' Harvey and Mike meet this way when Harvey and Donna conspire to rescue Mike from the police chasing him in the pilot.



* Although we never see it (and Dean doesn't seem to remember it), Dean and Castiel from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', when Castiel rescues Dean from Hell.

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* Although we never see it (and Dean doesn't seem to remember it), Dean and Castiel from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' first meet when Castiel rescues Dean from Hell.



* ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorVanguard'': The first time the player sees the Bazooka Operatior he is [[{{Parachute in a Tree}} trapped in a tree by his parachute]], the player then gets to cut him down from the tree.

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* ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorVanguard'': The first time the player sees the Bazooka Operatior Operator, he is [[{{Parachute in a Tree}} [[ParachuteInATree trapped in a tree by his parachute]], the player then gets to cut him down from the tree.



* In the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Team Kimba first meet Skyhawk when he swoops in and plucks Chaka off the roof of a car of badguys just before it crashes. They first meet AntiHero The Lamplighter when he mistakes Chaka and Dyna-Man for supervillains and tries to kill them.

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* In the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Team Kimba first meet Skyhawk when he swoops in and plucks Chaka off the roof of a car of badguys bad guys just before it crashes. They first meet AntiHero The Lamplighter when he mistakes Chaka and Dyna-Man for supervillains and tries to kill them.


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* In ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', Sarah comes across her second traveling companion, GentleGiant Ludo, as he's being tortured by goblins. She tosses rocks at their helmets, which sends them off in confusion. As she approaches him to free him from the ropes that they strung him up with, he roars at her and she chides him for acting that way towards someone trying to help him.


* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' you meet Alyx Vance after she rescues you.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' you meet Alyx Vance after she rescues you.

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* ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorVanguard'': The first time the player sees the Bazooka Operatior he is [[{{Parachute in a Tree}} trapped in a tree by his parachute]], the player then gets to cut him down from the tree.


* In the WhateleyUniverse, Team Kimba first meet Skyhawk when he swoops in and plucks Chaka off the roof of a car of badguys just before it crashes. They first meet AntiHero The Lamplighter when he mistakes Chaka and Dyna-Man for supervillains and tries to kill them.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Team Kimba first meet Skyhawk when he swoops in and plucks Chaka off the roof of a car of badguys just before it crashes. They first meet AntiHero The Lamplighter when he mistakes Chaka and Dyna-Man for supervillains and tries to kill them.


* The heroes of ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'' are first introduced aboard the ship carrying them to the Divine's Conclave. Victoria happens upon a group of sailors threatening to throw the stowaway elf Mahanon overboard, and she lies and claims he's part of her own retinue. From there they grow to be close friends, even before becoming the Heralds of Andraste.

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* The heroes of ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'' are first introduced aboard the ship carrying them to [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition the Divine's Conclave.Conclave]]. Victoria happens upon a group of sailors threatening to throw the stowaway elf Mahanon overboard, and she lies and claims he's part of her own retinue. From there they grow to be close friends, even before becoming the Heralds of Andraste.



* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': Hercules meets Megara when rescuing her from a monstrous centaur.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': Aladdin meets Princess Jasmine when rescuing her from a street vendor who she accidentally stole an apple from and her arm is nearly slashed off.

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''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': Hercules meets Megara when rescuing her from a monstrous centaur.
* ** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': Aladdin meets Princess Jasmine when rescuing her from a street vendor who from whom she accidentally stole an apple from and her arm is nearly slashed off. off.
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel meets Eric after he is accidentally separated from his ship during a hurricane, and brings him to shore to prevent him from drowning.
** ''Disney/TheHunchbackofNotreDame'': Phoebus first meets Esmeralda after he saves her from being arrested by his own teammates.
** Taran and Eilonwy first meet Fflewddur Fflam in ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' when they get him out of the Horned King's dungeon.



* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel meets Eric after he is accidentally separated from his ship during a hurricane, and brings him to shore to prevent him from drowning.
* ''Disney/TheHunchbackofNotreDame'': Phoebus first meets Esmeralda after he saves her from being arrested by his own teammates.



** Finn and Poe meet in ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens when Finn helps Poe escape the New Order's prison cells.



* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': How Miles meets Taura in "Labyrinth". However, he was also on a mission to kill her. ItMakesSenseInContext.

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': How Miles meets Taura in "Labyrinth". However, he was he's also on a mission to kill her. ItMakesSenseInContext.



* A standard trick by private investigators or spies to gain someone's trust is to stage a fake barfight or street mugging, with the investigator as the Good Samaritan coming in to "save" him or her.

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* A standard trick by private investigators or spies to gain someone's trust is to stage a fake barfight bar fight or street mugging, with the investigator as the Good Samaritan coming in to "save" him or her.



** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': The PlayerCharacter and Alistair meet Flemeth very briefly, but later have a more extensive one of these. The Warden later rescues Sten, Shale, and Wynne, leading to their RecruitmentByRescue.

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** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': The PlayerCharacter and Alistair meet Flemeth very briefly, but later have a more extensive one of these. The Warden later rescues Sten, Shale, and Wynne, leading to their RecruitmentByRescue. Unless the Warden is the Human Noble, they also meet Dog when they save him from the Blight sickness, and he later finds them and becomes their pet.


** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': The PlayerCharacter for Flemeth, and then more conventionally: Sten and Shale, while Wynne is rescued by the Warden when they help liberate the Circle Tower from demonic influence.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Hawke and family meet Aveline by saving her and her husband from darkspawn. Flemeth again introduces herself after rescuing Hawke and company from darkspawn. Varric introduces himself after taking down the pickpocket who'd just robbed Hawke, returning his/her coin before casually offering them a place in the Deep Roads Expedition.

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** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': The PlayerCharacter for Flemeth, and then Alistair meet Flemeth very briefly, but later have a more conventionally: Sten and extensive one of these. The Warden later rescues Sten, Shale, while Wynne is rescued by the Warden when they help liberate the Circle Tower from demonic influence.
and Wynne, leading to their RecruitmentByRescue.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Hawke and family meet Aveline by saving her and her husband from darkspawn. Flemeth again introduces herself after rescuing Hawke and company from darkspawn. Varric introduces himself after taking down the pickpocket who'd just robbed Hawke, returning his/her coin money before casually offering them a place in the Deep Roads Expedition.Expedition.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', this is revealed to be how the Iron Bull met his right-hand man, Krem; Bull defended Krem, whom he didn't even know, in a bar fight. The incident cost Bull one of his eyes. Right after it was over, he introduced himself and invited Krem to join his mercenary company. Naturally, Krem has UndyingLoyalty to "the big idiot."



* In ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'', this is how the main protagonist meets Sophia (punks harrassing her), as well as one of the two ways to meet Laury (dangerous dog about to attack her). Depending on if one of them is the girl you target the ending of on your playthrough or not, it can evolve into RescueRomance.
* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Pop'n Twinbee]]'', Light and Pastel first meet Madoka when she begs them to rescue her grandfather Mardock, a benevolent scientist whose personnality changed into [[TakeOverTHeWorld a deranged megalomaniac world-conquerer]] after he hit his head on a pole. They ultimately manage to turn him back to normal, making the three youngsters the best of friends ever since, and Mardock one of Light and Pastel's most trusted allies.

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* In ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'', this is how the main protagonist meets Sophia (punks harrassing harassing her), as well as one of the two ways to meet Laury (dangerous dog about to attack her). Depending on if one of them is the girl you target the ending of on your playthrough or not, it can evolve into RescueRomance.
* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Pop'n Twinbee]]'', Light and Pastel first meet Madoka when she begs them to rescue her grandfather Mardock, a benevolent scientist whose personnality personality changed into [[TakeOverTHeWorld a deranged megalomaniac world-conquerer]] world-conqueror]] after he hit his head on a pole. They ultimately manage to turn him back to normal, making the three youngsters the best of friends ever since, and Mardock one of Light and Pastel's most trusted allies.
* In the sixth installment of the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'', the Fairytale Detective meets [[Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk Jack]] when he saves her from being killed by Prince Leonard.

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* In the webcomic [[http://www.winglesscomic.com/ Wingless: The Dovecote Princess]], Alif is [[http://www.winglesscomic.com/archives/1676#comic_title introduced]] by beating up bandits that were harrassing Ephelia... which quickly turns into her [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike complaining about the rescue]] once Alif asks for a service fee.


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* The heroes of ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'' are first introduced aboard the ship carrying them to the Divine's Conclave. Victoria happens upon a group of sailors threatening to throw the stowaway elf Mahanon overboard, and she lies and claims he's part of her own retinue. From there they grow to be close friends, even before becoming the Heralds of Andraste.
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* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel meets Eric after he is accidentally separated from his ship during a hurricane, and is brought to shore to prevent him from drowning.

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* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel meets Eric after he is accidentally separated from his ship during a hurricane, and is brought brings him to shore to prevent him from drowning.



* ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' has one of the most iconic examples of this: when Luke rescues Leia.

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* ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' has one of the most iconic examples of this: this when Luke rescues Leia.



* ''Film/TheTerminator'' has Kyle introduce himself to Sarah J. Connor by extricating her from Tech Noir just as the T-800 closes in for the kill. This is a theme that's carried on in the other films/TV series, accompied by the CatchPhrase, "Come with me if you want to live."

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* ''Film/TheTerminator'' has Kyle introduce himself to Sarah J. Connor by extricating her from Tech Noir just as the T-800 closes in for the kill. This is a theme that's carried on in the other films/TV series, accompied accompanied by the CatchPhrase, "Come with me if you want to live."



** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Hawke and family meet Aveline by saving her and her husband from darkspawn. Flemeth again introduces herself after rescuing Hawke and company from darkspawn. Varric introduces himself after taking down the pickpocket who'd just robbed Hawke, returning his/her coin before casually offering them a place in the Deep Road's Expedition.

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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Hawke and family meet Aveline by saving her and her husband from darkspawn. Flemeth again introduces herself after rescuing Hawke and company from darkspawn. Varric introduces himself after taking down the pickpocket who'd just robbed Hawke, returning his/her coin before casually offering them a place in the Deep Road's Roads Expedition.


* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': How Miles meets Taura. However, he was also on a mission to kill her. ItMakesSenseInContext.

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': How Miles meets Taura.Taura in "Labyrinth". However, he was also on a mission to kill her. ItMakesSenseInContext.


* ComicBook/SpiderMan's parents were spies working for ComicBook/{{SHIELD}]. In the special -1 issue of ''Comicbook/UntoldTalesOfSpiderMan'', the audience is treated to a case in which they have to save a fellow agent. When they rescue that agent, it's revealed to be [[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}]] whom they were meeting for the first time.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan's parents were spies working for ComicBook/{{SHIELD}].ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}. In the special -1 issue of ''Comicbook/UntoldTalesOfSpiderMan'', the audience is treated to a case in which they have to save a fellow agent. When they rescue that agent, it's revealed to be [[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}]] whom they were meeting for the first time.

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