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** Although in imprisoning Simon in the first place Rossiu was preforming a really dark version of this. Considering that Rossiu actually had no real criminal charges against Simon besides a bogus "War Crimes" charge that was meant to quell an angry mob. Made even worse when [[WhatTheHellHero Rossiu spends the two weeks after Simons imprisonment making a huge mess of things]] [[spoiler: and almost winds up wiping out the human race as a result.]]
*** This was played MUCH straighter when a bunch of members of Team Dai-Guren ignore Rossiu's orders to destroy Gurren-Laggan and previous orders to destroy the Teams Gunmen. And when Yoko later breaks Simon out of prison and he and the Gunmen that were supposed to be scrapped wind up saving humanity and mopping up the huge mess Rossiu made.

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** Although in imprisoning Simon in the first place Rossiu was preforming performing a really dark version of this. Considering that Rossiu actually had no real criminal charges against Simon besides a bogus "War Crimes" charge that was meant to quell an angry mob. Made even worse when [[WhatTheHellHero Rossiu spends the two weeks after Simons Simon's imprisonment making a huge mess of things]] [[spoiler: and almost winds up wiping out the human race as a result.]]
*** This was played MUCH straighter when a bunch of members of Team Dai-Guren ignore Rossiu's orders to destroy Gurren-Laggan and previous orders to destroy the Teams Team's Gunmen. And when Yoko later breaks Simon out of prison and he and the Gunmen that were supposed to be scrapped wind up saving humanity and mopping up the huge mess Rossiu made.


** Further shown in the Fishman Island arc, when Jimbei breaks Fishman Island's laws to [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming give blood to Luffy]].]] He lampshades this by effectively saying "I'm a pirate, I don't have to obey the law."

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** Further shown in the Fishman Island arc, when Jimbei breaks Fishman Island's laws to [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming give [[spoiler:give blood to Luffy]].]] Luffy]]. He lampshades this by effectively saying "I'm a pirate, I don't have to obey the law."



* In ''Manga/FullMoonOSagashite'', Takuto and Meroko decided to [[spoiler:prevent Mitsuki's death, even though they are ''{{shinigami}}'' and they would possibly lose their own lives for breaking such a taboo, which leads to the series' CrowningMomentOfAwesome]]. Even Izumi joins in the manga version!

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* In ''Manga/FullMoonOSagashite'', Takuto and Meroko decided to [[spoiler:prevent Mitsuki's death, even though they are ''{{shinigami}}'' and they would possibly lose their own lives for breaking such a taboo, which leads to the series' CrowningMomentOfAwesome]]. taboo. Even Izumi joins in the manga version!version.


** And before that, Jinbe [[spoiler:refused to answer the World Government's call to fight against the Whitebeard Pirates, because his homeland owed a great debt to Whitebeard]]. This led directly to [[spoiler:his meeting and befriending both Luffy and his older brother Ace, and defecting to aid Luffy and the Whitebeard in their attempt to save Ace from execution]]. Really, this is what Jinbe's all about. He'll do what's right, regardless of the cost to himself.
** Further shown in the Fishman Island arc, when Jinbe breaks Fishman Island's laws to [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming give blood to Luffy]].]] He lampshades this by effectively saying "I'm a pirate, I don't have to obey the law."

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** And before that, Jinbe Jimbei [[spoiler:refused to answer the World Government's call to fight against the Whitebeard Pirates, because his homeland owed a great debt to Whitebeard]]. This led directly to [[spoiler:his meeting and befriending both Luffy and his older brother Ace, and defecting to aid Luffy and the Whitebeard in their attempt to save Ace from execution]]. Really, this is what Jinbe's Jimbei's all about. He'll do what's right, regardless of the cost to himself.
** Further shown in the Fishman Island arc, when Jinbe Jimbei breaks Fishman Island's laws to [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming give blood to Luffy]].]] He lampshades this by effectively saying "I'm a pirate, I don't have to obey the law."


* ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'': At the end of the Second Stage, Hibiki launches into an epic speech in defiance of the planetary governments to rally the people of Tarak and Mejale into standing up and stopping the Harvest fleet.

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* ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'': At the end of the Second Stage, Hibiki launches into an epic speech in defiance of the planetary governments of the warring planets of Tarak and Mejale to rally the people of Tarak and Mejale into standing up and stopping the Harvest fleet.fleet. The armed forces of each planet come to join the defensive line while the elder leaders of both governments just sit around at this action.


* The Namekian Fusion technique is somewhat considered this in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', as Nail and Kami have mentioned that the technique is stated to be forbidden amonst the Namekian populace. However, considering the cases in which the Fusions were made to fight against ([[spoiler:Frieza and Cell]],) it still fits this Trope.

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* The Namekian Fusion technique is somewhat considered this in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', as Nail and Kami have mentioned that the technique is stated to be forbidden amonst the Namekian populace. However, considering the cases in which the Fusions were made to fight against ([[spoiler:Frieza and Cell]],) Cell]]), it still fits this Trope.


* In the first season of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', Nanoha defies orders to save Fate. Averted

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* In the first season of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', Nanoha defies orders in order to save Fate. Averted She got off with little more than a stern warning from [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Lindy]] since Chrono managed to recover half of the remaining Jewel Seeds in the process.


* In the first season of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', Nanoha defies orders to save Fate.

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* In the first season of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', Nanoha defies orders to save Fate.Fate. Averted

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* In the 2015 anime of ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'', after [[spoiler: Andragoras escaped from captivity and news of Arslan being adopted]], Andragoras ordered Arslan to [[ReassignedToAntarctica go to the coastal regions]] to gather 50,000 men for the war effort and not to return unless he has that number. Many characters recognize that he is exiling his own son in all but name. Arslan's original group (Daryun, Narsus, Elam, Gieve, Farangis, Arfrid and Jaswant) were also ordered to remain with Andragoras but they blatantly refused and followed after Arslan because they are loyal to Arslan first, not the king.


* ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: The Movie'', after Maria is missing while investigating Douglas-Stewart, despite being placed on indefinite standby, Sakura and whoever's left in the Imperial Flower Division decide "let's do what we can while we can and go back to the Imperial Theater, take it back and get back our Kobu Kais and save Tokyo".

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* In ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: [[Anime/SakuraWarsTheMovie The Movie'', Movie]]'', after Maria is goes missing while investigating Douglas-Stewart, despite being placed on indefinite standby, Sakura and whoever's everyone else left in the Imperial Flower Division decide "let's do to "do what we can while we can and go back to the Imperial Theater, take it back back, and get back our Kobu Kais and save Tokyo".Tokyo", despite being placed on indefinite standby.


* ''SakuraWars: The Movie'', after Maria is missing while investigating Douglas-Stewart, despite being placed on indefinite standby, Sakura and whoever's left in the Imperial Flower Division decide "let's do what we can while we can and go back to the Imperial Theater, take it back and get back our Kobu Kais and save Tokyo".

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* ''SakuraWars: ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: The Movie'', after Maria is missing while investigating Douglas-Stewart, despite being placed on indefinite standby, Sakura and whoever's left in the Imperial Flower Division decide "let's do what we can while we can and go back to the Imperial Theater, take it back and get back our Kobu Kais and save Tokyo".

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* Ebisu in ''Manga/{{Noragami}}'' doesn't care for the law or common opinion. He just wants to help people and humanity. He takes in plenty of Nora (who are often despised by gods and shinki) and treats them kindly and in turn, they are loyal to him. He also attempts to [[spoiler: control Ayakashi to manipulate them away from the living]] at great cost to his health.

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* Jirou of ''Anime/ConcreteRevolutioChoujinGensou'' will go beyond the call of his duty as a government agent to do what's right (in his definition of "justice"). This may be the reason why he leaves the Superhuman Bureau at some point in the near future.

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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', Kira is a little disgusted at the fact that Lacus is being treated as both a prisoner and a bargaining chip onboard the ''Archangel'' and works with his friends to get her out. Shinn does this to Stella in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', but it doesn't work out as well as the previous example.


* Prince Wilfred of ''PrivatePrince'' invokes this ''many'' times, specially when [[spoiler:he plans to renounce his royalty status and marry into his girlfriend Miyako's Japanese family, if that's the only way for him to stay with her and escape the Royal Family.]]

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* Prince Wilfred of ''PrivatePrince'' ''Manga/PrivatePrince'' invokes this ''many'' times, specially when [[spoiler:he plans to renounce his royalty status and marry into his girlfriend Miyako's Japanese family, if that's the only way for him to stay with her and escape the Royal Family.]]


** In the Dressrosa arc, Fujitora, one of the new admirals after the TimeSkip, does this in a very, very WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:when Luffy defeats Donquixote Doflamingo, the man starts up a broadcast to the local islands, ensuring that the rest of the world finds out, too, and informs them that Doflamingo had been defeated '''''BY LUFFY''''', and then offers his apologies on behalf of the Marines.]] The very livid Fleet Admiral contacts Fujitora, and the latter responds basically like this.

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** In the Dressrosa arc, Fujitora, one of the new admirals after the TimeSkip, does this in a very, very WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:when Luffy defeats Donquixote Doflamingo, the man starts up a broadcast to the local islands, ensuring that the rest of the world finds out, too, and informs them that Doflamingo had been defeated '''''BY LUFFY''''', and then offers his apologies on behalf of the Marines.Marines and World Government for allowing Doflamingo's tyranny to go on for the past decade.]] The very livid Fleet Admiral contacts Fujitora, and the latter responds basically like this.

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