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  • Axis Powers Hetalia fanfic Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità: After Germany pulled out a Browning Hi Power on Japan and Japan pulled out his katana on Germany toward the end of their cock fight, Italy had had enough. Irate and miserable, he fled the scene whilst bawling all the way.
  • In An Entry with a Bang!, after learning that C-Earth has nukes and is willing to use them, one pirate crew tries to bug out, but runs into another nuke launcher in the process...
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  • In this spoof of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 cartoon episode "The Ugly Mermaid", Mario decides on this when he sees that the anthropomorphic fish-people of Mertropolis are somehow afraid of the water Bowser is flooding their city with.
  • In episode 45 of Pretty Cure Perfume Preppy, a boy named Tsumuji, who is performing a magician act, becomes annoyed when he realizes that the audience isn't even paying attention to him.
    Audience: Ooooh~
    Tsumuji: [puts hands on hips] Seriously, I haven't done anything yet, and you're already 'oooh'ing? (rips off bowtie and storms off the stage) Screw This I'm Outta Here.
  • Uninvited Guests:
    • Gin gets sick of Aizen claiming to be responsible for everything and defects back to Soul Society.
    • Starrk invokes this trope by preferring to walk away from the incoming battle royale rather than having his ass landed by Hitsugaya again. His companions minus Haribel, however, lacked that common sense.
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  • In Through a Diamond Sky, Melodia throws down her gun and tells The Baron she's through after Flynn barges in the room. Justified as she was already starting to think it was a bad idea to try and challenge a User.
  • This is a Running Gag with Hobbes in Calvin and Hobbes: The Series.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Abridged Series Jaden tries to quit being the hero and surrender his Winged Kuriboh card; by trying to do this, he accidentally reforms the villains of the week. He eventually gives up on trying to leave.
  • Resident Evil Abridged: The Mystery Gang shows up about 18min. in to investigate the homocides at the Spencer Mansion. But the moment Daphne finds the Nemesis hiding in the closet, the gang calls it quits and hauls ass.
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged:
    • At the end of episode 10:
      Vegeta: Crushed and broken beneath an unconscious, naked child. Yup, I think I'm done here.
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    • As Freeza and Vegeta are fighting, Freeza's scouter keeps counting higher and higher before reading, "F**k this, I'm out" and exploding.
    • In Episode 26, Vegeta attempts to pull this while Piccolo is fighting Frieza in his second form. Frieza stops him before he can get far.
      Vegeta: All right, I've just gotta find one of the Ginyu's ships, and get the hell out of here! I'll just go to Freeza Planet 419. No-one ever goes to Freeza Planet 419. Not since its species miraculously repopulated.
    • In episode 49, after Vegeta compliments Bulma's work creating new Saiyan-style armor. Then Goku chimes in...
      Goku: Hey, look Vegeta, I'm you! Paragon til death!
      Vegeta: You ruined it. You ruined it and I'm leaving.
  • Slip attempts this in Ace Combat: The Equestrian War, but Night Raven makes a Defied case of this trope. In other words, he kills Slip by accusing him of desertion.
  • Getting Back on Your Hooves: Following Checker Monarch's Engineered Public Confession in chapter 11, her servants decide to abandon her. Unfortunately for them, Trixie's grandmother Helena overhears them discussing their involvement in Checker's plans to ruin Trixie's life, and decides to teach them a lesson about messing with her granddaughter.
  • My Little Mages: The Nightmare's Return: Almost everyone in Magiville has this exact same thought (with almost this exact same wording) when Nightmare Moon No Sells their combined attacks.
  • Earth and Sky: In chapter 37, Professor Destiny and Doctor Insanity's Beleaguered Assistant Otto finally has enough of working for them when Destiny convinces his brother to continue racing the Pegalathon even after they've been disqualified and nearly arrested. He ditches them in the desert with their supplies, then takes his balloon and heads for Mexicolt. And ends up as an unwilling decoy for the pursuing Royal Guard.
  • Extended Stay: In chapter 13, following the Mistress going into sudden labor during her and the Warden's wedding, the inmates start to riot. This prompts the priest marrying the two lovers to flee for his life, only to be caught and killed by a female inmate seconds later.
  • The Pony POV Series has an example in the Dark World: Discord's sister Rancor, upon completing her mission to steal Destruction's power from Discord, immediately leaves to return to the Draconequus dimension, walking out on what should be the Final Battle because she's just not interested in it.
  • The Elements of Harmony and the Savior of Worlds: According to a blog post by the author, Serpentor ordered Cobra's attack on the Decepticons. Cobra Commander realised exactly how badly this was going to go, emptied the safe in his office, hopped on a hydrofoil with a half-dozen loyal soldiers, and got as far away from Cobra Island as possible. They were the only survivors. Cobra Commander has since got out of the supervillain business and is now enjoying a very comfortable retirement in New York City under an assumed name. This has since become the focus of a side-story, Day of the Broken Fang.
  • In Blood Is Thicker Than Bone, Dosu, Zaku, and Kin do this when they've learned from Haku that Orochimaru plans on using them for Edo Tensei (which means that he's planning on sacrificing them for his fight against Sarutobi).
  • Queen of All Oni: After Jade fires them, the Enforcers decide to skip town (with plans to flee the country altogether) in order to finally get away from the magic business and the Humiliation Conga they've been suffering ever since they got involved in it. They get arrested before they get too far.
  • In Harry Potter and the Shell of the God-King, Narcissa announces her plans to divorce Lucius the moment she hears that Harry has become Qwa'ha Xahn of an Old One. In her words, "This was a marriage of convenience for both of us and, well, you're no longer convenient."
  • At the climax of Families, Twilight Sparkle is captured by several of Olive Branch's conspirators, who restrain her with a Power Nullifier. However, after they threaten Spike, she overpowers it and quickly renders one of the goons unconscious, at which point the others all run away.
  • Where Hivefled's title comes from; it starts with the troll gang fleeing the empire.
  • At the end of What's Done in the Dark..., Discord abandons the Equestrian dimension, as he believes events are getting "too serious". A few readers agreed.
  • The Golden Griffin in The Parselmouth of Gryffindor is fine with guarding a room in the Third Floor Corridor... but not if he has to guard it from Hermione Granger.
  • In Crisis of Infinite Batmans, half of the Mooks run away and leave when they notice their opposition is a large army of Batmans from multiple dimensions. Given the Batmans include the Crazy-Prepared Adam West version, Clark Wayne the Kryptonian Batman, Bat Lantern, Wonder Bat, Batman 1/2, Evangelion Unit B.A.T., Batgundam, Lyrical Magical Batman, a multiplying Batman, a Batman using a wand to disarm his foes, a child Batman with a harem of teenagers including a female version of The Joker, a stretching Batman with a straw hat, a Batman fighting by summoning infinite swords and a mysterious armoured woman, and at least three Batgods, their reaction is understandable.
  • The Rise of Darth Vulcan: When Discord realizes that his and Vulcan's powers cancel each other, and that unlike Vulcan this puts his health and life at risk, he abandons the fight, leaving the Mane Six to deal with him themselves.
  • Equestrylvania: When the captive Wharg gets loose in their base, many of Rose Blade's minions run away, fearing it more than they do him.
  • In Origin Story, Moonstone retires to be a teacher after becoming the only survivor of Thunderbolts fight with Alex Harris.
  • In Three Pawns Benjiro, Zaku's Rooster Summon he has obtained is told to help them against Gaara during the attack. Taking one look at how unhinged Gaara is becoming, The Summon decides to do a hasty retreat and disappears.
    Zaku: What the?! Get the hell back here you fucking chicken!
    Dosu: Face Palm
  • A Shadow of the Titans:
    • Susano and his team try to corner Jade for a beating at one point, only for Gadjo to show up and curbstomp one of them. The other teammate runs off, and Susano wisely leaves too after a few parting insults.
    • For a more comedic example, when Jinx and Jade are attending a seminar on minion management, there's a video of Gadjo killing a previous employer for threatening his pies. Around the time he rips off the guy's head and throws it at the camera, the girls decide to ditch out on the rest of the seminar.
    • When Jade finds herself facing a Green Lantern rather than the Titans, she runs away without even trying to fight.
  • At one point in Yet Again, Naruto and Jiraya are sparring, and trading escalating Trash Talk with one another. Jiraya at this point had summoned a rather large toad, who tries to eat Naruto, while Naruto replies by threatening Jiraya with his biggest anti-pervert technique he knows. Sensing Naruto's Harem Jutsu coming, the toad politely excuses himself and unsummons, leaving Jiraya to his fate.
  • Death Note Equestria: After L's death, Jazz quits the team and walks away, his reasons being that he was loyal to her, not the mission.
  • Vapors:
    • Whenever Sasuke comes across an awkward social situation in he uses the Substitution Jutsu to get away, usually via a potted plant from a different floor. In extreme cases he can rip up a mailbox from several blocks away.
    • Also, Hinata gets sick of her clan's abuse and files paperwork to cast off her last name.
  • When Stan walks into the kitchen in Anywhere but Home and sees Pacifica crying at the table while Mabel and Dipper are frantically trying to figure out why, he immediately turns around and walks back out.
  • The Elements of Friendship:
  • After they've captured Naruto in The (Questionable) Burdens of Leadership of a Troll Emperor, Yu is the only one of the System Lords to realize he's far too confident for a prisoner. He promptly makes an exit, and as a result is one of the few to survive the encounter.
  • Ashes of the Past:
    • This is Karen's Absol's reaction to encountering Ash Ketchum. Too bad for her the window she tried to escape through was made of safety glass.
    • It happens to two other Absols as well. That should tell you all you need to know about Ash.
  • The Infinite Loops sometimes has loopers decide they aren't going to play along with canon events this loop and are instead going to have a "vacation loop" simply annihilating everything in their path with extreme prejudice or taking a literal vacation. This was also Twilight Sparkle's reaction to looping into a variant version of Equestria based on Nineteen Eighty-Four, she let Pinkie Pie loose on it and spent the next year studying the moons of the outer planets.
  • Saetwo's Story: When Romelau seemingly dies during the Final Battle, his Fleen minions — who were only following his orders out of fear and manipulation — immediately abandon their fight with the Zoombinis and leave.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: Genocide: When Misato finds out that Commander Gendo is still using her wards as guinea pigs and Ritsuko intentionally hurt Asuka again, she decides to pick her kids up and hightail it. When SEELE attacks the Geofront, she and pilot Keiko's guardians take advantage of the ensuing chaos to run from NERV and leave Japan together with the pilots.
  • The Last Spartan:
    • A few of Doctor Saelon's mercenaries get the hell out of dodge when the Arbiter shows up to rescue Chief, citing that the doctor doesn't pay them enough for that kind of risk.
    • Ustrina bails out after Horridus is killed, but not without rigging the ship to explode on her way out.
    • Chief does this in the next chapter when Vanderloo suggests that Chief is trying to find and sleep with the Angel of Akuze.
  • A professional assassin hired to kill Harry Potter in For Love of Magic decides the money isn't worth fighting someone of Harry's level when it quickly becomes clear his superior mobility is the only thing keeping him alive. After the two work together to survive a trio of Death Eaters who attack them, he offers Harry a curt nod and leaves.
  • This Bites!:
    • Sanji and Luffy escape a group of Marines when the former yells, "Jessica just found out Jonathan threw away a meal she made for him!" Every marine present promptly sprints out of there.
    • Terry and Isaiah decide to stay at Marine Base G-8 when the Straw Hat insanity grows too much for them.
    • During the attack on Enies Lobby, roughly half the Marines run away yelling things like, "I didn't sign up for this."
    • Cross and Leo try to "de-ass the area with the quickness" when Sanji, Usopp and Zoro go after them (Cross for making them all see Kokoro's mermaid body and Leo for holding back in their fights). They don't escape.
    • After being warned of the sheer insanity of Cross's explanation for how he knows so much Mizu, Kiwi, Lulu, and Tilestone all haul ass out of there.
  • After briefly returning to Sunnydale in Xendra, Spike and Drusilla leave again with Spike swearing to himself to never return when Dru tells him to remember she loves him if he ever returns, having foreseen his death.
  • Akira Kurusu in The Evil Queen just managed to survive an accidental entry into the Metaverse and decides he's not going to risk his life to try to change the heart of a third year high schooler on a power trip. He eventually goes back because he can't leave his new friend Ann in danger alone.
  • In Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Supergirl crossover The Vampire of Steel, a vampire tries to hightail it when he sees what kind of Eldritch Abomination their mob is summoning. Vladislav executes him immediately.
    "Mr. Vladislav," shouted one of the vampires, "I'm gone!" He shifted into bat-form, tried to get away. Vladislav snapped his fingers. Two others, gifted with form-shifting, turned into bats, went after him, grabbed him, dragged him back to the gangboss.
    With terrible efficiency, Vladislav tore the offending bat to pieces with his bare hands.
  • Out of the Corner of the Eye:
    • Upon learning of the horrors hidden in Miskatonic University, Ratso quits his job there and joins the Chans in fleeing Arkham.
    • After coming into his new powers and gaining a significant financial base, Valmont flees for a remote part of Russia, in order to safely sit out the coming end of the world.
  • The Somewhat Cracked Mind Of Uchiha Itachi:
    • Gaara found himself being treated better in Konoha than Suna. So in regards to the upcoming invasion, he tells his siblings the following: "I abandoned the plan a week ago, I'm staying here." His siblings agree with him, switch sides, and effectively ditch Suna after the chaos is over, refusing to return home unless their father is removed from power.
    • The Invasion goes so badly that eventually every able-bodied invader books it once it becomes obvious that they're screwed.
  • Summer Crowns:
    • Young Aeron Greyjoy pulls this on the Ironborn after an informative talk with Rodrik Harlaw. Namely that this Greyjoy Rebellion is doomed like canon, but its greater success means every great lord wants Ironborn blood by the buckets. So he grabs his niece and nephews, loads them on a ship, and sails for the Stepstones.
    • Unlike in canon, Varys fled King's Landing after Robert's Rebellion.
    • The reason that Rhaegar is called the King Who Ran in this timeline is his habit of this. He fled Westeros for Pentos after his family was overthrown, and Pentos for Volantis after it looked like the Dragonhunt were going to catch him.
    • When the Dragonhunt assaults Myr, those magisters who are in a position to flee the city by ship with their wealth and kin do so.
  • Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters:
    • During the Battle of Torus Filney, Frost and his forces flee the battlefield after the rebels bust out the guns from Earth.
    • After Rhouglar is executed by Caleb, his men abandon the Rebellion in droves.
    • Quentin Ross quits Section 13 and storms out of working with the Chans and Guardians after they decide to use Harold to replace Chang, since as far as his moral inflexibility is concerned, anything short of utterly wiping out the Dark Hand down to the last member is unacceptable.
    • Chang's lackey Crane abandons the fight against the Chans and Guardians in the hidden subway tunnel after Caleb uses the Sword of Thanatos and enters Berserker Form.
  • A Chance Meeting of Two Moons: When the six alicorns (Twilight, Celestia, Luna, Dusk Shine, Solaris and Artemis) catch Discord and Eris watching them in the dream realm and start raging at them, the two draconequui decide it would be best to make a run for it.
  • The Pieces Lie Where They Fell:
    • Vix-Lei's reaction, shared by the rest of the group, when she realizes that Sweet Surprise, the Full Moon of the Luna Guard, has shown up to arrest them.
      Vix-Lei: CHEESE IT! [she promptly grabs Rex and runs, with the others right behind them]
    • Night Blade does this when he thinks Xvital is siding with Wind Breaker in their fight, abandoning the group and the quest. He changes his mind and comes back in the nick of time.
  • Escape From the Moon: In the sequel The Mare From the Moon, it's revealed that the Great Old One Azathoth once resided in Spliced Genome's world, but the locals kept resisting its control, to the point where Azathoth decided it wasn’t worth the effort and moved on to go after some other planet or dimension.
  • Crookedstar's Chance is an AU Warrior Cats fic in which Shellheart and Crookedkit leave RiverClan because its leader allowed Rainflower to abuse the latter.
  • In a terrifying clamour of trumpets, Edward and Izumi team up to kill the homunculi, but if you look closely, they only find six of them. According to the author’s notes, this is because Greed decided he didn’t want to deal with this shit and opted to skip town.
  • At the very end of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality Voldemort demands his Death Eaters explain why they didn't carry on the fight in his absence. He rejects excuse after excuse (and torturers the men who make them) until one of them simply says he saw that they were losing and fled the country; that one Voldemort accepts as perfectly reasonable.
  • A minor Running Gag in Pokémon Reset Bloodlines has Ash's Bulbasaur leaving the premises on Oak's ranch whenever he notices things are about to/could get bad for him.
  • The Raven's Plan has a few examples:
    • Upon realizing that the ritual to send their minds back in time has Gone Horribly Right (allowing many more people than was intended to remember the future), Jaime, Bronn and Sandor grab Tommen and Myrcella, as well as a few others who remember and that they can trust (most notably Barristan) and flee King's Landing.
    • Talisa gets on a ship to head for the Free Cities, out of shame for her part in how things turned out in the original timeline only to run right into Daenerys in Pentos and being recruited into her court.
    • After chewing out Stannis for everything he did, Davos grabs Shireen and abandons Dragonstone. It later turns out that practically all of Stannis' men ditched him.
    • When Salaadhor Saan realizes that what he Remembers wasn't a dream, he and his crew head for the Summer Islands in order to be as far from Westeros as possible when the Others come.
  • Ellen Mira Mathers in Date A Live fanfic, Go Home resigns from the DEM after Westcott's death which took place in Volume 19.
    DEM Wizard: What do we do, ma'am?
    Ellen: Go home.
  • Earth's Alien History:
    • When the Klingons and Romulans start routing his forces on Knowhere, the Collector is quick to abandon the station and flee.
    • In the Mirror Universe, TeTO's loss in the Mekon War leads to the Race abandoning the alliance, and then the Solar System altogether after humanity tells them that they're not welcome anymore.
    • Gralem Cabcahal, a Middle-Management Mook in a Batarian slavery ring whose POV is among those used to portray the Citadel races' initial reactions to meeting humanity, ultimately decides to quit the organization and go legitimate upon realizing that humans hate slavery and vastly outgun the Batarians.
  • In Once Upon a Supernatural Time, Dean feels like he’s hit this point when he, Emma and Mary meet Killian Jones, angrily proclaiming that Killian isn’t remotely like any depiction of Captain Hook he’s familiar with.
  • Escape From the Moon: In the last chapter of the sequel The Mare From the Moon, Spliced learns that nobody knows how to turn her mortal again. Furious and tired, she teleports away to parts unknown.
  • In Amazing Fantasy, Bakugou is livid when he sees that Izuku destroyed a desk with Super Strength and seemed to be lying about being Quirkless the whole time. Izuku, unwilling to get blasted to pieces, bolts for the door and ends up running far away enough for the teachers to call for a Hero to get him.
  • In Infinity Crisis:
    • Jessica and Mick try to do this once they meet Groot, Jessica stating "Talking trees are where I draw the line!", but they remain in the fight when the bar they were going to is destroyed.
    • In Powers and Marvels, Natasha muses that she is close to quitting after seeing the Rangers form the Iron Zord to battle Fin Fang Foom.
    • In Of Kryptonians and Queens, J'onn contemplates returning to Mars to get away from the chaos of Merlin and Morgana in National City (on top of Brainy's refusal to believe that Merlin has actual magic).
  • Tazuna in Whirling Sparks managed to get back home before Kakashi and Team 7 did because he knew an Uzumaki when he saw one and ran immediately.
  • In Bequeathed from Pale Estates, With Lyarra barely avoiding being poisoned and Amory Lorch attacking Lyarra, Gwyn and Walda when Oberyn went out to looking for him, Oberyn has enough of Kings Landing. He has everyone pack their bags and board the next ship to Dorne the following night.
  • In the Phoenix Wright Loops, Phoenix accidentally walks in on his mentor and Lana having sex. In the ensuing conversation, he reveals he has knowledge he can't explain without breaking The Masquerade, and then he realizes which way the wind is blowing and jumps out a nearby window.
  • In chapter 9 of My Hero Playthrough, Izuku, Inko, and Tsuyu test the Dungeon in one of his training weights. The first mook they see is level 21. Izuku was level 6 and Tsuyu level 7. Inko was level 17, but also a non-combatant. The description when Izuku scans it is even 'Way above your weight class'. They leave immediately.

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