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* Zig-zagged in ''Literature/{{City of Bones|1995}}'' by Creator/MarthaWells:
** Khat assumes Elen will bail him out when [[spoiler:he's arrested by trade inspectors]], but after a night of torture, he begins to assume she's abandoned him. He's then shocked when he's released, and a haggard Elen tells him she spent all night arguing to get him out of custody.
** Inverted when Khat is [[spoiler:abducted by Lushan's thugs]]óhe is rescued ([[OutOfTheFryingPan sort of]]) by Sagai, whom he had explicitly told ''not'' to come after him.
** Later still, when he is in the custody of [[spoiler:the Elector]], Khat assumes [[spoiler:Elen]] will try to help him, but that she won't have any real power to do so. Heartwarmingly, he is correct on the first count and wrong on the second, thanks to [[spoiler:her recent RankUp]].


** When they're about to kill him, the Silence taunt Rory by telling him Amy will let him die alone. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome She saves him with a machine gun.]]

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** When they're about to kill him, the Silence taunt Rory by telling him Amy will let him die alone. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome She saves him with a machine gun.]]

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* In ''Fanfic/MissingLinc'', there is a platonic example with the Loud siblings; Lincoln repeatedly told [[spoiler: Dirk]] his sisters would come for him and was proven very right.


She Will Come For Me often indicates a character GenreSavvy enough to be sure the hero will show up JustInTime. She Won't Come For Me is a subtrope of NothingCanSaveUsNow in which the character despairs of rescue by a specific person (or small group of people), rather than despairing of being saved in general by [[DeusExMachina rocks falling from the sky]], [[CrazyEnoughToWork thinking up a daring escape plan]], and such. However, She Will/Won't Come For Me are ''not'' subversions or inversions of each other; they are equal facets of the same trope.

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She Will Come For Me often indicates a character GenreSavvy enough to be is sure the hero will show up JustInTime. She Won't Come For Me is a subtrope of NothingCanSaveUsNow in which the character despairs of rescue by a specific person (or small group of people), rather than despairing of being saved in general by [[DeusExMachina rocks falling from the sky]], [[CrazyEnoughToWork thinking up a daring escape plan]], and such. However, She Will/Won't Come For Me are ''not'' subversions or inversions of each other; they are equal facets of the same trope.



-->'''Lex:''' [[GenreSavvy No, not that, the other thing. Címon, I know itís just dangling off the tip of your tongue. Let me hear it just once, please?]]

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-->'''Lex:''' [[GenreSavvy No, not that, the other thing. Címon, I know itís just dangling off the tip of your tongue. Let me hear it just once, please?]]please?


* Sparhawk, the Queen's Champion, spends the first two and a third books of the ''Literature/{{Elenium}}'' searching for what's needed to save Queen Ehlana from a fatal poisoning; she's being sustained by magic. The first thing she says, when she's finally able to speak to him, is that she knew he would come.

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* Sparhawk, the Queen's Champion, spends the first two and a third books of the ''Literature/{{Elenium}}'' searching for what's needed to save Queen Ehlana from a fatal poisoning; she's being sustained by magic. The first thing she says, when she's finally able to speak to him, is that she knew he would come. They haven't seen each other since she was ''eight'', making her faith in him rather impressive.



* During the CliffHanger ending to VideoGame/WindChildBlack, Alexia is imprisoned by Commander Set for aiding the Black Knight (all she did was survive his attack on a fortress), she defiantly says that her friends will break her out. She's crushed when Set informs her that her friends were all killed when the Black Knight attacked their airship. [[spoiler: Luckily, they all survived, but they're stranded with no way of getting to her until the sequel gets released.]]

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* During the CliffHanger ending to VideoGame/WindChildBlack, ''VideoGame/WindChildBlack'', Alexia is imprisoned by Commander Set for aiding the Black Knight (all she did was survive his attack on a fortress), she defiantly says that her friends will break her out. She's crushed when Set informs her that her friends were all killed when the Black Knight attacked their airship. [[spoiler: Luckily, they all survived, but they're stranded with no way of getting to her until the sequel gets released.]]



* In a ''Series/AladdinTheSeries''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' crossover, the kidnapped Icarus and Abu tell Hades and Jafar that Herc and Aladdin will come to save them. Unfortunately, their respective heroes [[LetsYouAndHimFight attempting a rescue]] was what the villains had in mind.

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* In a ''Series/AladdinTheSeries''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' crossover, the kidnapped Icarus and Abu tell Hades and Jafar that Herc and Aladdin will come to save them. Unfortunately, their respective heroes [[LetsYouAndHimFight attempting a rescue]] was what the villains had in mind.

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* The ''Theatre/MrsHawking'' series: In part V: ''Mrs. Frost,'' when Nathaniel is taken captive, he insists that Mrs. Hawking will rescue him. He works hard to keep faith as Mrs. Frost chips away at his insecurities in interrogation.
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** "Bounty": An example which involves the hero talking to another hero and not to the villain. While at Kelly's, Murdock keeps fiddling with the radio, trying to find the transmission the others will probably use to locate him. Kelly says that he should relax and that they'll find him, and Murdock replies that he knows.
** "Hot Styles": Face, having been captured by the antagonists of the week and waiting to be dumped into the ocean, tells fellow victim Rina that they just have to wait until Hannibal comes up with a plan. Sure enough, not that long thereafter, Hannibal and Murdock storm the boat to rescue the two of them.

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** "Bounty": "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E4ProsAndCons Pros and Cons]]": B.A. tries to reassure Jase after they're dragged off to fight each other to the death, saying that the rest of the team will come for them and they just have to survive long enough for the others to find them. Jase doesn't believe they're getting out of this, but sure enough, the rest of the team arrives to rescue the two of them and put a stop to the warden's schemes.
** "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E22Bounty Bounty]]":
An example which involves the hero talking to another hero and not to the villain. While at Kelly's, Murdock keeps fiddling with the radio, trying to find the transmission the others will probably use to locate him. Kelly says that he should relax and that they'll find him, and Murdock replies that he knows.
** "Hot Styles": "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E12HotStyles Hot Styles]]": Face, having been captured by the antagonists of the week and waiting to be dumped into the ocean, tells fellow victim Rina that they just have to wait until Hannibal comes up with a plan. Sure enough, not that long thereafter, Hannibal and Murdock storm the boat to rescue the two of them.



** Spike says it repeatedly over the Season 7 episodes ''Bring on the Night'' and ''Showtime.''

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** Spike says it repeatedly over the Season 7 episodes ''Bring "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E10BringOnTheNight}} Bring on the Night'' Night]]" and ''Showtime.''"[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E11Showtime}} Showtime]]".


* ''[[Film/MortalKombat]]'': Sonya Blade shows that she has learned to overcome her reluctance to rely on others when she refuses Shan Tsung's challenge to the final battle (it's a MortonsFork: if she refuses, Earth forfeits and loses, but she has no hope of defeating Shan Tsung, so if she accepts, Earth loses anyway), instead holding out for her friends (including Lue Kang, who ''does'' have a chance against Shan Tsung) to come for her.

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* ''[[Film/MortalKombat]]'': ''Film/MortalKombat'': Sonya Blade shows that she has learned to overcome her reluctance to rely on others when she refuses Shan Tsung's challenge to the final battle (it's a MortonsFork: if she refuses, Earth forfeits and loses, but she has no hope of defeating Shan Tsung, so if she accepts, Earth loses anyway), instead holding out for her friends (including Lue Kang, who ''does'' have a chance against Shan Tsung) to come for her.

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* ''[[Film/MortalKombat]]'': Sonya Blade shows that she has learned to overcome her reluctance to rely on others when she refuses Shan Tsung's challenge to the final battle (it's a MortonsFork: if she refuses, Earth forfeits and loses, but she has no hope of defeating Shan Tsung, so if she accepts, Earth loses anyway), instead holding out for her friends (including Lue Kang, who ''does'' have a chance against Shan Tsung) to come for her.

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* During the CliffHanger ending to VideoGame/WindChildBlack, Alexia is imprisoned by Commander Set for aiding the Black Knight (all she did was survive his attack on a fortress), she defiantly says that her friends will break her out. She's crushed when Set informs her that her friends were all killed when the Black Knight attacked their airship. [[spoiler: Luckily, they all survived, but they're stranded with no way of getting to her until the sequel gets released.]]


* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Pippin has been searching the battlefield for Merry following a fierce battle between the Gondorians and the Rohirrim on one side and Sauron's forces on the other. When he finally locates him amid the debris, Merry says, "I knew you'd find me." Possibly subverted when Merry then asks if he's going to leave him (as he's pretty badly injured). Pippin, of course, responds that he's going to look after him.


* Subverted in the ''[[BattletechExpandedUniverse [=BattleTech=]]]'' novel ''Bred for War''. Not only does the "hero" of the [[spoiler:Zurich]] subplot not come for [[spoiler:his girlfriend, who honestly believed he would]], it turns out that [[spoiler:he never intended to and instead purposefully sacrificed her to distract his enemies' attention long enough for him to take them out as he'd planned to all along.]]

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* Subverted in the ''[[BattletechExpandedUniverse ''[[Franchise/BattletechExpandedUniverse [=BattleTech=]]]'' novel ''Bred for War''. Not only does the "hero" of the [[spoiler:Zurich]] subplot not come for [[spoiler:his girlfriend, who honestly believed he would]], it turns out that [[spoiler:he never intended to and instead purposefully sacrificed her to distract his enemies' attention long enough for him to take them out as he'd planned to all along.]]

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* When the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Lord Inquisitor]] [[spoiler:is kidnapped]] in ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'', the first thing he says when he sees Cassandra again is that "I knew you would find me."


* Sparhawk, the Queen's Champion, spends the first two and a third books of the ''Literature/{{Elenium}}'' searching for what's needed to save Queen Ehlana from a fatal poisoning; she's being sustained by magic. The first thing she says, when she's finally able to speak to him, is that she knew he would come.



* In ''Webcomic/LsEmpire'' Timpani is confident that her husband will come rescue her after she was kidnapped by the Pixl Queen's army, saying that they have no idea how far he'd go for her (for those not in the know, [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario the last time she disappeared]] he went on a SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum when he couldn't find her.) Subverted since Indx didn't let him come along and demanded he get some therapy after having ''another'' SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum. Timpani is rescued, but it was [[spoiler: Daisy (who had also been kidnapped)]] that rescued her.

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* In ''Webcomic/LsEmpire'' ''Webcomic/LsEmpire,'' Timpani is confident that her husband will come rescue her after she was she's kidnapped by the Pixl Queen's army, saying that they have no idea how far he'd go for her (for those not in the know, [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario the last time she disappeared]] he went on a SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum when he couldn't find her.) Subverted since Indx didn't let him come along and demanded he get some therapy after having ''another'' SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum. Timpani is rescued, but it was [[spoiler: Daisy (who had also been kidnapped)]] that rescued her.


* A hero-to-hero example occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E53HeroForHire Hero for Hire]]". The first thing Doofus says to Launchpad after being saved from the Beagle Boys is that he knew Launchpad would come to rescue him.

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* A hero-to-hero example occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E53HeroForHire Hero for Hire]]". The first thing Doofus says to Launchpad after being saved from the Beagle Boys is that he knew Launchpad would come to rescue him.

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