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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', it was initially Superman but it soon became The Flash. This is a plot point in the Cadmus storyline where it strongly implies that if Flash dies (particularly if he dies at Lex Luthor's hands), Superman will go crazy and kill Lex with his heat vision in a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. [[spoiler:When the moment comes where Superman ''believes'' that Lex has killed Flash, he comes very close to doing it, but in the end relents and says "I'm not the man who kills Lex Luthor. Right now I wish to God that I was, but I'm not." Luckily, Flash turns out to be alive after all.]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', it was initially Superman but it soon became The Flash. This is a plot point in the Cadmus storyline where it strongly implies that if Flash dies (particularly if he dies at Lex Luthor's hands), Superman will go crazy and kill Lex with his heat vision in a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. [[spoiler:When the moment comes where Superman ''believes'' that Lex has killed Flash, he comes very close to doing it, but in the end relents and says "I'm not the man who kills Lex killed President Luthor. Right now now, I wish to God Heaven that I was, were, but I'm not." Luckily, Flash turns out to be alive after all.]]


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%%* Anime/{{Doraemon}} Manga/{{Doraemon}} for Nobita.

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* In ''Series/WandaVision'', Wanda's UnderstandingBoyfriend Vision is this for her, as he's the only person who can get her to falter or rethink her actions. Best shown when he confronts her about Westview's citizens [[spoiler:being under MassHypnosis]] – even though she tries to change the subject or be defensive, she notably can’t stay angry at him, and she appeared to be on the verge of giving in. When [[spoiler:Agatha Harkness]] reveals herself and manipulates Wanda, she very obviously tries to keep Vision from reaching her and out of the way – and explicitly states that after ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', Wanda had no one to “pull her back.”


* Blackwing has appointed himself as V's conscience in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', whispering in [[AmbiguousGender his/her]] ear whenever a moral decision has to be made.

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* Blackwing has appointed himself as V's Vaarsuvius' conscience in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', whispering in [[AmbiguousGender his/her]] their ear whenever a moral decision has to be made.

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* Heart of ''VideoGame/MadRatDead'' is literally TheHeart of the Mad Rat/Heart duo. Frequently, he comes to admonish Mad Rat whenever he believes the rat is going too far. Ultimately, it is thanks to Heart that [[{{Jerkass}} Mad Rat]] becomes a better person.


* ''Series/{{House}}'': Dr. Wilson. He reminds House of stuff like the "do unto others" thingie and the "keeping your promises" thingie.

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* ''Series/{{House}}'': Dr. Wilson. Wilson to House. He reminds House him to try and think of stuff adhering to values like the "do unto others" thingie and the "keeping your promises" thingie. thingie, although that doesn't at all mean that [[NotSoAboveItAll he's never petty himself.]]


* ''Fanfic/TheBoltChronicles'': While Rhino often plays the role of advisor and confidant for Bolt and Mittens, in "The Blood Brother," the hamster crosses into this territory by shaming Bolt into recognizing his increasing intolerance towards Mittens:

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* ''Fanfic/TheBoltChronicles'': While Rhino often plays the role of advisor and confidant [[TheConfidant confidant]] for Bolt and Mittens, in "The Blood Brother," the hamster crosses into this territory by shaming Bolt into recognizing his increasing intolerance towards Mittens:


* ''Fanfic/TheBoltChronicles'': Rhino sometimes plays this role for Bolt and Mittens.

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* ''Fanfic/TheBoltChronicles'': While Rhino sometimes often plays this the role of advisor and confidant for Bolt and Mittens.Mittens, in "The Blood Brother," the hamster crosses into this territory by shaming Bolt into recognizing his increasing intolerance towards Mittens:
-->"Just remember, Bolt," said the hamster purposefully. "I've always looked up to you in the past, and I really hope I can continue to do so in the future. In your heart, you know what needs to happen here."


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* ''Fanfic/TheBoltChronicles'': Rhino sometimes plays this role for Bolt and Mittens.

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* ''Fanfic/UnbreakableRedSilkenThread'': Arguably Cody's greatest impact on Heather and the reason their relationship has become so strong is his ability to steer her more negative personality traits when they get the better of her.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': Clavicus Vile, the Daedric Lord of power, trickery, and bargains, has Barabas. He holds a significant portion of Vile's power and takes on many forms, most commonly appearing as a BigFriendlyDog, while typically acting to balance out the Daedra's wilder impulses. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', when Vile tasks the [[PlayerCharacter Hero of Kvatch]] with retrieving the sword Umbra, Barbas does his best to convince them otherwise since he foresaw that it would bring chaos and destruction to Vile's realm. (He was right.) In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' the two are separated after having a falling-out and Barbas asks the [[PlayerCharacter Last Dragonborn]] to help resolve it, all while warning them [[DealWithTheDevil not to make any deals with Vile]]. At the end of the quest Vile will try to convince the player to kill Barbas' mortal form, which would banish him back to Oblivion for a few centuries and give Vile the full use of his powers without having a conscience to listen to anymore.


* In an early 60s hit, James Darren battles with his conscience on whether or not a girl's heart in the aptly titled "Conscience".

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* In an early 60s hit, James Darren battles with his conscience on whether or not to break a girl's heart in the aptly titled "Conscience".

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* In an early 60s hit, James Darren battles with his conscience on whether or not a girl's heart in the aptly titled "Conscience".


* In ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', in every scene with the [[GoodShepherd Archdeacon]] he's trying to talk [[HangingJudge Judge]] Claude [[BigBad Frollo]] out of his more heinous acts by appealing to his fear of damnation. In the Archdeacon's final scene, Frollo [[RedemptionRejection ignores]] the Archdeacon's advice, and pushes him down a flight of stairs. In the novel they [[DecompositeCharacter were the same character]]. This along with the Archdeacon's role in the movie, has caused viewers to [[EpilepticTrees speculate]] that at least metaphorically, they are the same man, with the Archdeacon representing Frollo's ignored conscience.

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* In ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', ''WesternAnimation/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', in every scene with the [[GoodShepherd Archdeacon]] he's trying to talk [[HangingJudge Judge]] Claude [[BigBad Frollo]] out of his more heinous acts by appealing to his fear of damnation. In the Archdeacon's final scene, Frollo [[RedemptionRejection ignores]] the Archdeacon's advice, and pushes him down a flight of stairs. In the novel they [[DecompositeCharacter were the same character]]. This along with the Archdeacon's role in the movie, has caused viewers to [[EpilepticTrees speculate]] that at least metaphorically, they are the same man, with the Archdeacon representing Frollo's ignored conscience.



* Maui of ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' has a living tattoo that acts as a conscience.

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* Maui of ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Moana}}'' has a living tattoo that acts as a conscience.


Compare MoralityChain, where a character is kept on the straight and narrow against what would otherwise be his nature. Often one of the roles of TheConsigliere. See also GoodAngelBadAngel, which is about creating, out of whole cloth, an instance of this character and its EvilCounterpart instead of finding them in a more realistic way.

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Compare MoralityChain, where a character is kept on the straight and narrow against what would otherwise be his nature. Often one of the roles of TheConsigliere. See also GoodAngelBadAngel, which is about creating, out of whole cloth, an instance of this character and its EvilCounterpart instead of finding them in a more realistic way.
way. Contrast TheCorrupter.

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