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* During a race at the 1988 UsefulNotes/OlympicGames in Seoul, Canadian sailor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Lemieux Lawrence Lemieux]] was in second place and all but guaranteed to advance to the medal round. But he noticed that the Singapore team had capsized, were injured, and in serious danger of drowning. Deciding that winning a medal was ''not'' worth letting people die when he could do something, Lemieux turned back to save the Singapore team, which cost Lemieux the race. However, things worked out--the International Yacht Racing Union unanimously voted to officially award Lemieux with second place anyways. In the end, Lemieux didn't get a medal for a top-three place in the medal round... but he ''was'' [[SweetAndSourGrapes awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Medal]], the supreme and rarest of all Olympic medals, for exemplifying the spirit of the Olympic Games at its finest.

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* During a race at the 1988 UsefulNotes/OlympicGames in Seoul, Canadian sailor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Lemieux Lawrence Lemieux]] was in second place and all but guaranteed to advance to the medal round. But he noticed that the Singapore team had capsized, were injured, and in serious danger of drowning. Deciding that winning a medal was ''not'' worth letting people die when he could do something, die, Lemieux turned back to save the Singapore team, team. Lemieux only left the team once help had arrived, which cost Lemieux the race.race, as he came in dead last. However, things worked out--the International Yacht Racing Union unanimously voted to officially award Lemieux with second place anyways. In the end, Lemieux didn't get a medal for a top-three place in the medal round... but he ''was'' [[SweetAndSourGrapes awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Medal]], the supreme and rarest of all Olympic medals, for exemplifying the spirit of the Olympic Games at its finest.


* There's a joke about a robber breaking into a house when someone says: "Stop it! I'm warning you: Jesus is watching you!". Turns out it's the family [[PollyWantsAMicrophone parrot]]. It introduces itself as Moses, which makes the robber laugh and wonder, "What kind of idiots would name a parrot Moses?" [[spoiler:"The same people who call a rottweiler 'Jesus'"]] answers the parrot.

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* There's a joke about a robber breaking into a house when someone says: "Stop it! I'm warning you: Jesus is watching you!". Turns out it's the family [[PollyWantsAMicrophone parrot]]. It introduces itself as Moses, which makes the robber laugh and wonder, "What kind of idiots would name a parrot Moses?" [[spoiler:"The same people who call a rottweiler [[AngryGuardDog hundred-pound rottweiler]] 'Jesus'"]] answers the parrot.

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* ''Animation/{{Mechamato}}'': Played for laughs. A lone driver says to himself that the coast is clear before he picks his nose. Unfortunately, Ninjamera exploits this to trap him in a loop which has him pick his nose over and over against his will.
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** At the end of Volume 8, General Ironwood has this moment when he comes face to face with Salem and Cinder. They have both the staff and the lamp relic. For much of the past two Volumes, Ironwood has been framing much of [[KnightTemplar his actions]] as being the result his willingness to make the tough decisions and do whatever it took to defeat Salem. Ironwood raises his gun, having an opportunity to shoot either [[BigBad Salem]] or [[TheHeavy Cinder]], who are not taking him seriously as a threat due to his self-destructive actions helping their cause. This is his moment to prove his own words, to at least delay the two villains now that he literally has nothing left to lose. [[spoiler: He doesn't, ultimately giving into despair, believing they have all lost. The contrast is even more notable given that Yang had earlier been in a similar position, and had kept fighting to what likely would have been her bitter end, if not for Hazel's intervention.]]


** At the end of Volume 8, General Ironwood has this moment when he comes face to face with Salem and Cinder.]] They have both the staff and the lamp relic. For much of the past two Volumes, Ironwood has been framing much of [[KnightTemplar his actions]] as being the result his willingness to make the tough decisions and do whatever it took to defeat Salem. Ironwood raises his gun, having an opportunity to shoot either [[BigBad Salem]] or [[TheHeavy Cinder]], who are not taking him seriously as a threat due to his self-destructive actions helping their cause. This is his moment to prove his own words, to at least delay the two villains now that he literally has nothing left to lose. [[spoiler: He doesn't, ultimately giving into despair, believing they have all lost. The contrast is even more notable given that Yang had earlier been in a similar position, and had kept fighting to what likely would have been her bitter end, if not for Hazel's intervention.]]

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** At the end of Volume 8, General Ironwood has this moment when he comes face to face with Salem and Cinder.]] They have both the staff and the lamp relic. For much of the past two Volumes, Ironwood has been framing much of [[KnightTemplar his actions]] as being the result his willingness to make the tough decisions and do whatever it took to defeat Salem. Ironwood raises his gun, having an opportunity to shoot either [[BigBad Salem]] or [[TheHeavy Cinder]], who are not taking him seriously as a threat due to his self-destructive actions helping their cause. This is his moment to prove his own words, to at least delay the two villains now that he literally has nothing left to lose. [[spoiler: He doesn't, ultimately giving into despair, believing they have all lost. The contrast is even more notable given that Yang had earlier been in a similar position, and had kept fighting to what likely would have been her bitter end, if not for Hazel's intervention.]]


** At the end of Volume 8, General Ironwood has this moment when he comes face to face with Salem and Cinder.]] They have both the staff and the lamp relic. For much of the past two Volumes, Ironwood has been framing much of [[KnightTemplar his actions]] as being the result his willingness to make the tough decisions and do whatever it took to defeat Salem. Ironwood raises his gun, having an opportunity to shoot either [[BigBad Salem]] or [[TheHeavy Cinder]], who are not taking him seriously as a threat due to his self-destructive actions helping their cause. This is his moment to prove his own words, to at least delay the two villains now that he literally has nothing left to lose. [[spoiler: He doesn't, ultimately giving into despair, believing they have all lost.]] The contrast is even more notable given that Yang had earlier been in a similar position, and had kept fighting to what likely would have been her bitter end [[spoiler: if not for Hazel's intervention.]]

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** At the end of Volume 8, General Ironwood has this moment when he comes face to face with Salem and Cinder.]] They have both the staff and the lamp relic. For much of the past two Volumes, Ironwood has been framing much of [[KnightTemplar his actions]] as being the result his willingness to make the tough decisions and do whatever it took to defeat Salem. Ironwood raises his gun, having an opportunity to shoot either [[BigBad Salem]] or [[TheHeavy Cinder]], who are not taking him seriously as a threat due to his self-destructive actions helping their cause. This is his moment to prove his own words, to at least delay the two villains now that he literally has nothing left to lose. [[spoiler: He doesn't, ultimately giving into despair, believing they have all lost.]] The contrast is even more notable given that Yang had earlier been in a similar position, and had kept fighting to what likely would have been her bitter end [[spoiler: end, if not for Hazel's intervention.]]


** At the end of Volume 8, General Ironwood has this moment when he comes face to face with Salem and Cinder.]] They have both the staff and the lamp relic. For much of the past two Volumes, Ironwood has been framing much of [[KnightTemplar his actions]] as being the result his willingness to make the tough decisions and do whatever it took to defeat Salem. Ironwood raises his gun, having an opportunity to shoot either [[BigBad Salem]] or [[TheHeavy Cinder, who are not taking him seriously as a threat due to his self-destructive actions helping their cause. This is his moment to prove his own words, to at least delay the two villains now that he literally has nothing left to lose. [[spoiler: He doesn't, ultimately giving into despair, believing they have all lost.]] The contrast is even more notable given that Yang had earlier been in a similar position, and had kept fighting to what likely would have been her bitter end [[spoiler: if not for Hazel's intervention.]]

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** At the end of Volume 8, General Ironwood has this moment when he comes face to face with Salem and Cinder.]] They have both the staff and the lamp relic. For much of the past two Volumes, Ironwood has been framing much of [[KnightTemplar his actions]] as being the result his willingness to make the tough decisions and do whatever it took to defeat Salem. Ironwood raises his gun, having an opportunity to shoot either [[BigBad Salem]] or [[TheHeavy Cinder, Cinder]], who are not taking him seriously as a threat due to his self-destructive actions helping their cause. This is his moment to prove his own words, to at least delay the two villains now that he literally has nothing left to lose. [[spoiler: He doesn't, ultimately giving into despair, believing they have all lost.]] The contrast is even more notable given that Yang had earlier been in a similar position, and had kept fighting to what likely would have been her bitter end [[spoiler: if not for Hazel's intervention.]]


** At the end of Volume 8, General Ironwood has this moment when he comes face to face with Salem and Cinder.]] They have both the staff and the lamp relic. For much of the past two Volumes, Ironwood has been framing much of [[KnightTemplar his actions]] as being the result his willingness to make the tough decisions and do whatever it took to defeat Salem. Ironwood raises his gun, having an opportunity to shoot either [[BigBad Salem]] or [[TheHeavy Cinder]], who are not taking him seriously as a threat due to his self-destructive actions helping their cause. This is his moment to prove his own words, to at least delay the two villains now that he literally has nothing left to lose. [[spoiler: He doesn't, ultimately giving into despair, believing they have all lost.]] The contrast is even more notable given that Yang had earlier been in a similar position, and had kept fighting to what likely would have been her bitter end [[spoiler: if not for Hazel's intervention.]]

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** At the end of Volume 8, General Ironwood has this moment when he comes face to face with Salem and Cinder.]] They have both the staff and the lamp relic. For much of the past two Volumes, Ironwood has been framing much of [[KnightTemplar his actions]] as being the result his willingness to make the tough decisions and do whatever it took to defeat Salem. Ironwood raises his gun, having an opportunity to shoot either [[BigBad Salem]] or [[TheHeavy Cinder]], Cinder, who are not taking him seriously as a threat due to his self-destructive actions helping their cause. This is his moment to prove his own words, to at least delay the two villains now that he literally has nothing left to lose. [[spoiler: He doesn't, ultimately giving into despair, believing they have all lost.]] The contrast is even more notable given that Yang had earlier been in a similar position, and had kept fighting to what likely would have been her bitter end [[spoiler: if not for Hazel's intervention.]]


** At the end of Volume 8, [[spoiler: General Ironwood has this moment when he comes face to face with Salem and Cinder.]] They have both the staff and the lamp relic. For much of the past two Volumes, Ironwood has been framing much of [[KnightTemplar his actions]] as being the result his willingness to make the tough decisions and do whatever it took to defeat Salem. Ironwood raises his gun, having an opportunity to shoot either [[BigBad Salem]] or [[TheHeavy Cinder]], who are not taking him seriously as a threat due to his self-destructive actions helping their cause. This is his moment to prove his own words, to at least delay the two villains now that he literally has nothing left to lose. [[spoiler: He doesn't, ultimately giving into despair, believing they have all lost.]] The contrast is even more notable given that Yang had earlier been in a similar position, and had kept fighting to what likely would have been her bitter end [[spoiler: if not for Hazel's intervention.]]

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** At the end of Volume 8, [[spoiler: General Ironwood has this moment when he comes face to face with Salem and Cinder.]] They have both the staff and the lamp relic. For much of the past two Volumes, Ironwood has been framing much of [[KnightTemplar his actions]] as being the result his willingness to make the tough decisions and do whatever it took to defeat Salem. Ironwood raises his gun, having an opportunity to shoot either [[BigBad Salem]] or [[TheHeavy Cinder]], who are not taking him seriously as a threat due to his self-destructive actions helping their cause. This is his moment to prove his own words, to at least delay the two villains now that he literally has nothing left to lose. [[spoiler: He doesn't, ultimately giving into despair, believing they have all lost.]] The contrast is even more notable given that Yang had earlier been in a similar position, and had kept fighting to what likely would have been her bitter end [[spoiler: if not for Hazel's intervention.]]

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** At the end of Volume 8, [[spoiler: General Ironwood has this moment when he comes face to face with Salem and Cinder.]] They have both the staff and the lamp relic. For much of the past two Volumes, Ironwood has been framing much of [[KnightTemplar his actions]] as being the result his willingness to make the tough decisions and do whatever it took to defeat Salem. Ironwood raises his gun, having an opportunity to shoot either [[BigBad Salem]] or [[TheHeavy Cinder]], who are not taking him seriously as a threat due to his self-destructive actions helping their cause. This is his moment to prove his own words, to at least delay the two villains now that he literally has nothing left to lose. [[spoiler: He doesn't, ultimately giving into despair, believing they have all lost.]] The contrast is even more notable given that Yang had earlier been in a similar position, and had kept fighting to what likely would have been her bitter end [[spoiler: if not for Hazel's intervention.]]


* ''Literature/TheApproachingStorm:'' When the boastful thief turned SixthRanger Tooqui realizes his companions have been captured or killed, he reflects that he can simplly flee back home without endangering himself. He will even have a perfectly true story to tell about the adventure hes just had. Ultimately, he chooses to go back and see if he can help them.

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* ''Literature/TheApproachingStorm:'' When the boastful thief turned SixthRanger Tooqui realizes his companions have been captured or killed, he reflects that he can simplly flee back home without endangering himself. He will even have a perfectly true story to tell about the adventure hes just had. Ultimately, he chooses to go back and see if he can help them.

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** The famous parable of the GoodSamaritan is this trope incarnate. Jesus tells a story about a Jewish man who is beaten, robbed, and left for dead by bandits on the side of the road. A priest and a Levite see the injured man as they pass, but do nothing to help him. Then a Samaritan comes along and, upon noticing the victim, immediately gives what medical help he can, hoists the man onto his donkey, and brings him to an inn to recover, offering to pay any expenses that doctors might incur while healing him. At the time, priests and Levites were the pinnacles of their community and virtually infallible, while Samaritans were the bitter, violent enemies of the Jews; the two groups were outright forbidden to interact with each other under any circumstance. It would have been easy for the Samaritan to walk past the dying man, but he still chose to help him in his time of greatest need, regardless of their peoples' opposition to each other. The story emphasizes Jesus's belief that it is the people who do good in every situation, and without any hope of praise or reward, that are truly the children of God, irrespective of their religion.


--> Sometimes even the person who is assisted must be deceived, in order that he may receive our bounty without knowing the source from whence it flows. [...] "What," say you, "ought he not to know from whom he received it?" Yes; let him not know it at first, if it be essential to your kindness that he should not; afterwards I will do so much for him, and give him so much that he will perceive who was the giver of the former benefit; or, better still, let him not know that he has received anything, provided I know that I have given it. "This," you say, "is to get too little return for one's goodness." True, if it be an investment of which you are thinking; but if a gift, it should be given in the way which will be of most service to the receiver. You should be satisfied with the approval of your own conscience; if not, you do not really delight in doing good, but in being seen to do good. "For all that," say you, "I wish him to know it." [...] So, then, you would not save a man's life in the dark?

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--> Sometimes ''Sometimes even the person who is assisted must be deceived, in order that he may receive our bounty without knowing the source from whence it flows. [...] "What," say you, "ought he not to know from whom he received it?" Yes; let him not know it at first, if it be essential to your kindness that he should not; afterwards I will do so much for him, and give him so much that he will perceive who was the giver of the former benefit; or, better still, let him not know that he has received anything, provided I know that I have given it. "This," you say, "is to get too little return for one's goodness." True, if it be an investment of which you are thinking; but if a gift, it should be given in the way which will be of most service to the receiver. You should be satisfied with the approval of your own conscience; if not, you do not really delight in doing good, but in being seen to do good. "For all that," say you, "I wish him to know it." [...] So, then, you would not save a man's life in the dark?dark?''

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* Not sure if philosophy fits under Literature, Myths or Real Life, but Seneca almost quotes the trope name in his "On Benefits":
--> Sometimes even the person who is assisted must be deceived, in order that he may receive our bounty without knowing the source from whence it flows. [...] "What," say you, "ought he not to know from whom he received it?" Yes; let him not know it at first, if it be essential to your kindness that he should not; afterwards I will do so much for him, and give him so much that he will perceive who was the giver of the former benefit; or, better still, let him not know that he has received anything, provided I know that I have given it. "This," you say, "is to get too little return for one's goodness." True, if it be an investment of which you are thinking; but if a gift, it should be given in the way which will be of most service to the receiver. You should be satisfied with the approval of your own conscience; if not, you do not really delight in doing good, but in being seen to do good. "For all that," say you, "I wish him to know it." [...] So, then, you would not save a man's life in the dark?

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