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Basic Trope: A person rescues another from a bad life by bringing them into their cause/organization.

  • Straight: Bob takes on Alice, a homeless woman, as his partner.
  • Exaggerated: Bob takes on Alice, a homeless woman; Charlie, an injured veteran; Dracone, a former criminal, and Eva, a slave he freed, as his True Companions.
  • Downplayed: Bob takes on Alice, who was working minimum wage, as his partner.
  • Justified: Bob has Chronic Hero Syndrome and Alice has a high sense of honor that requires she repay him.
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  • Inverted: Bob takes Alice away from a peaceful life by making her his partner.
  • Subverted: Bob gives Alice some help and offers to take her on as his partner...but she turns him down.
  • Double Subverted: ...However, later, she does become his partner because of this incident.
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  • Enforced: The executives want an unobtrusive way to show Bob's heroic nature.
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  • Exploited: Emperor Evulz sneaks The Mole into Bob's group by having him pose as a man in distress.
  • Defied: ???
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