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Trope where a stranger instantly risks his life for the Hero

 
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OgreBattle
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Trope where a stranger instantly risks his life for the Hero Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Like in Ironman 2008 where the Afghani scientist builds Tony Stark an awesome suit of bullet proof armor, then suicides himself to make sure Tony can escape. Similar happenings in Terminator 2 with Dyson.

A similar trope is where a Hero convinces a guy on team badguy to switch sides after a brief conversation, can y'all think of examples of this in other stories?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

T-Al'c or however that name is spelled from Star Gate.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

That's the guy who drinks coffee right
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

He's the one that was the captain of the go'auld's forces, but when told to kill SG-1 he decides that they're the first people he's ever met who could reasonably stand up to the enemy so aids and abets their escape and joins their team.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Teal'q becomes an equal member of the hero team, though, so it might not be quite the same. It is established that he'd long opposed the Goa-uld, just didn't take active steps before then.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Trope where a stranger instantly risks his life for the Hero Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

OgreBattle wrote:
Similar happenings in Terminator 2 with Dyson.

In all fairness, he was shot earlier, and it's possible he didn't think he was getting out.


OgreBattle wrote:
can y'all think of examples of this in other stories?

"Bob" takes a bullet for the main character in The Last Samurai.

Edit: Bob probably doesn't count as a stranger by that point.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

That and Dyson was also convinced he was helping to avert the robocalypse, so I wouldn't quite put him into the same cliche zone as all the poor bastards that have died in service to someone's Marvel or Shonen Jump origin story.
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