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* A less urgent but slightly comical example of this occurs in the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' fic "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2445622/1/Understanding-Unknowns Understanding Unknowns]]"; after Kira and Odo have a child, they select Vic Fontaine as the godfather on the grounds that he's the only person in their close social circle who doesn't regularly receive death threats, while they cite the example set by the Doctor (''Series/StarTrekVoyager'') as proof that a hologram can be a godfather.


* ''Film/Shazam2019'': Billy Batson became the inheritor of the wizard Shazam's powers not because he was proven worthy, but because Shazam was about five minutes away from dying and Dr. Sivana had just gotten the power of the Seven Deadly Sins, so he needede a new holder that his spell deemed as potentially worthy ''right away'', regardless if Billy was truly fit for the position or not.

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* ''Film/Shazam2019'': Billy Batson became becomes the inheritor of the wizard Shazam's powers not because he was proven worthy, but because Shazam was is about five minutes away from dying and Dr. Sivana had just gotten the power of the Seven Deadly Sins, so he needede needs a new holder that his spell deemed as deems potentially worthy ''right away'', regardless if of whether Billy was is truly fit for the position or not.position.


* ''Film/Shazam2019'': Billy Batson became the inheritor of the wizard Shazam's powers not because he was proven worthy, but because Shazam was about five minutes away from dying and Dr. Sivana has just gotten the power of the Seven Deadly Sins, so he need a new holder that his spell deemed as potentially worthy ''right away'', regardless if Billy was truly fit for the position or not.

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* ''Film/Shazam2019'': Billy Batson became the inheritor of the wizard Shazam's powers not because he was proven worthy, but because Shazam was about five minutes away from dying and Dr. Sivana has had just gotten the power of the Seven Deadly Sins, so he need needede a new holder that his spell deemed as potentially worthy ''right away'', regardless if Billy was truly fit for the position or not.

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* ''Lightnovel/IWasASwordWhenIReincarnated'': This is how Fran and Teacher met. Fran was forced by slavery magic to fight a two-headed bear, and needed a weapon, any weapon, damn the consequences, or she'd die and he's just happy that someone pulled him out of the ground after being stuck in it for a month.


Sometimes, people just can't be fussy when it comes to getting what they need. EveryoneHasStandards, but some standards just aren't worth suffering for. That goes double when said standards are about things like food and clothing- when it comes down to survival or being choose-y, most people would choose survival.

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Sometimes, people just can't be fussy when it comes to getting what they need. EveryoneHasStandards, but some standards just aren't worth suffering for. That goes double when said standards are about things like food and clothing- clothing - when it comes down to survival or being choose-y, most people would choose survival.

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* ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/14103792/chapters/32579079#workskin Help Wanted]]'': After a group known as the Tolsarans offer help against Thanos in exchange for deciding what to do with the Infinity Stones afterwards, Steve questions whether it's a good idea to trust a group they know nothing about with the Infinity Stones. Nick Fury tells him and the other Avengers point blank that Earth has literally no hope of winning without the Tolsarans and they are to do whatever the aliens ask of them without question.
-->'''Fury:''' Let's make this clear, all of you. We need this. We’re all going to die if these people don’t help us. So yes, we're going to trust them. We’re going to do whatever we need to to get them to help us. I expect all of you to kiss their asses as much as necessary. I don't give a damn if Thor walks out of that ship buck naked and asks you to tap dance for him, you will do it. If he wants you to sit on the front of his ship like a hood ornament through the invasion, you will do it. If the Queen says she wants you to marry her, you will damn well do it, because that's what the world needs from you, you understand? This is not the time to start doubting. You will wipe that uncertainty off your face and you will bow down if they want, you will be polite and respectful, you will address the Tolsarans however the hell they want to be addressed, and you will do anything they ask of you. Are we clear?

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* ''WebVideo/{{Jacksfilms}}'': The joke of "All I Want for Christmas is a Girlfriend" is that Jack is so desperate, he'll take literally ''any girl'', so long as she's single.

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* ''Film/{{Jungle}}'': Yossi is lost in the jungle and starving and willing to eat anything he can get his hands on in order to survive. Best demonstrated when he cracks open two eggs he found and eats the unhatched baby birds he finds inside. He forces them down, bones and all. He is visibly disgusted by his actions, but does it anyway.


Compare TooHungryToBePolite, MomentOfWeakness, and AintTooProudToBeg. Might result from WouldRatherSuffer AnythingButThat, or ExhaustionInducedStupidity, and may occur to people living AfterTheEnd. Supertrope of DogFoodDiet and ReducedToRatburgers. When not even the fact that they are desperately needy will make someone accept a certain kind of donation, see this trope's inversion: EvenBeggarsWontChooseIt.

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Compare TooHungryToBePolite, MomentOfWeakness, and AintTooProudToBeg. Might result from WouldRatherSuffer AnythingButThat, or ExhaustionInducedStupidity, ExhaustionInducedIdiocy, and may occur to people living AfterTheEnd. Supertrope of DogFoodDiet and ReducedToRatburgers. When not even the fact that they are desperately needy will make someone accept a certain kind of donation, see this trope's inversion: EvenBeggarsWontChooseIt.


Compare TooHungryToBePolite, MomentOfWeakness, and AintTooProudToBeg. Might result from WouldRatherSuffer or AnythingButThat, and may occur to people living AfterTheEnd. Supertrope of DogFoodDiet and ReducedToRatburgers. When not even the fact that they are desperately needy will make someone accept a certain kind of donation, see this trope's inversion: EvenBeggarsWontChooseIt.

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Compare TooHungryToBePolite, MomentOfWeakness, and AintTooProudToBeg. Might result from WouldRatherSuffer or AnythingButThat, or ExhaustionInducedStupidity, and may occur to people living AfterTheEnd. Supertrope of DogFoodDiet and ReducedToRatburgers. When not even the fact that they are desperately needy will make someone accept a certain kind of donation, see this trope's inversion: EvenBeggarsWontChooseIt.

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* ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'': [[HyperactiveMetabolism Eating food restores your health]]. The character's not too proud to [[DogFoodDiet eat dog food]] to get health back. If you're under 10% health, you can even drink a pool of blood to get 1% of your health back. There's a particularly gruesome slurping sound effect when this happens.

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* Early in ''Fanfic/MyAbominableMonsterClassmatesCantBeThisCute'', Jaune eats Zwei's dog food as he hasn't eaten in a few days and currently has no way to get any food that's safe to eat (Grimm hybrids eat raw meat).


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* In ''LightNovel/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'', Naofumi initially buys the sickly and weak Raphtalia because he needs a way to damage enemies to grow stronger and she's all he can afford.
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* ''Literature/LifeOfPi'': Pi describes this happening to him as he tries to survive adrift at sea. Though a pacifist and vegetarian, he soon is slaughtering fish and turtles for food, and getting moisture by drinking the animals' blood or sucking out their eyeballs. He notes that in a true life-and-death situation, humans find themselves capable of doing just about anything to survive.

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* ''Literature/LifeOfPi'': Pi describes this happening to him as he tries to survive adrift at sea. Though a pacifist and vegetarian, he soon is slaughtering fish and turtles for food, and getting moisture by drinking the animals' blood or sucking out their eyeballs. He notes that in a true life-and-death situation, humans find themselves capable of doing just about anything to survive. [[spoiler:In both versions of the story he tells, he eventually resorts to cannibalism out of extreme need.]]

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* ''Literature/LifeOfPi'': Pi describes this happening to him as he tries to survive adrift at sea. Though a pacifist and vegetarian, he soon is slaughtering fish and turtles for food, and getting moisture by drinking the animals' blood or sucking out their eyeballs. He notes that in a true life-and-death situation, humans find themselves capable of doing just about anything to survive.


* In ''Fanfic/AmazingFantasy'', Peter is dropped into Izuku's universe with nothing but the clothes on his back and his web-shooters. He has nothing to subsist off of other than a portion of Izuku's allowance, forcing him to get creative to carve out a living. He hacks into a local radio tower to cellular service, lives out of an abandoned amusement park, and tells Izuku to mix up web fluid in class since neither of them have the cash or equipment to make it otherwise.

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* In ''Fanfic/AmazingFantasy'', Peter is dropped into Izuku's universe with nothing but the clothes on his back and his web-shooters. He has nothing to subsist off of other than a portion of Izuku's allowance, forcing him to get creative to carve out a living. He hacks into a local radio tower to for cellular service, lives out of an abandoned amusement park, and tells Izuku to mix up web fluid in class since neither of them have the cash or equipment to make it otherwise.


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* ''Film/Shazam2019'': Billy Batson became the inheritor of the wizard Shazam's powers not because he was proven worthy, but because Shazam was about five minutes away from dying and Dr. Sivana has just gotten the power of the Seven Deadly Sins, so he need a new holder that his spell deemed as potentially worthy ''right away'', regardless if Billy was truly fit for the position or not.

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