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  • The Needs of the Many
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  • The Needs of the Many is sixth mission in the Nod campaign of Tiberian Sun: Firestorm.
  • The city undergoes a catastrophic systems failure, forcing Lieutenant Commander Gates to choose between a vital group of scientists or his partner, Doctor Carson. This is the twenty-third episode of Star Trek: Abandoned.
  • The Needs of the Many is the fourth episode of Heroes Reborn. It will air on October 8, 2015.
  • An original novel based on the massively multiplayer online role-playing game. – The Needs of the Many is a tie-in novel for the video game Star Trek Online, published by Pocket Books in April 2010.
  • Sometimes, there is no easy choice to make. No matter what you do, something is going to go badly for someone. The choice of who to save and who to let die often falls on The Hero, and when it does, there's only one choice to make. Whether he has to save the world, the country, or the city, he almost always has to let go of his best friend or Love Interest in the process. However, this trope is averted nearly as often as it's played straight, especially among Anti Heroes who are willing to screw over the whole world for the ones they love. Examples of The Needs of the Many include:
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Goal
  • Repel Nod incursion
  • Capture the GDI Radar tower containing the EVA unit
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Date
  • 2031
  • 2423-02-16
Name
  • The Needs of the Many
Type
  • novel
Author
Pages
  • 419
  • 420
Title
  • The Needs of the Many
Cover Image
  • 220
Commanders
Format
Result
  • Nod acquires a GDI EVA unit
Forces
  • Engineers
  • Attack cycles
  • GDI Airbase: *Orca Fighters *Orca Bombers *Multiple infantry *Wolverine Mk. Is
  • Veteran stealth tanks
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Published
  • --03-30
  • April 2010
Place
  • Somewhere in Europe
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Publisher
Year
  • various
ISBN
  • 143918657
  • 9781439186572
  • ISBN 1439186588
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  • The Needs of the Many is sixth mission in the Nod campaign of Tiberian Sun: Firestorm.
  • Sometimes, there is no easy choice to make. No matter what you do, something is going to go badly for someone. The choice of who to save and who to let die often falls on The Hero, and when it does, there's only one choice to make. Whether he has to save the world, the country, or the city, he almost always has to let go of his best friend or Love Interest in the process. However, this trope is averted nearly as often as it's played straight, especially among Anti Heroes who are willing to screw over the whole world for the ones they love. Of course, it isn't always The Hero who has to make the decision. Monarchs or generals may be forced to sacrifice large numbers of troops or citizens For the Greater Good (former trope name). Well Intentioned Extremists and Knight Templars often use this as a justification for their actions; they're more than willing to kill dozens if they think it will save thousands. Keep in mind, "many" and "few" are relative. The most important part is just that someone has to be sacrificed to save significantly more. And although it is an old concept, the phrase itself is much Newer Than They Think, the Trope Namer being The Wrath of Khan. Compare Heroic Sacrifice and Sadistic Choice. If the protagonist is being asked to sacrifice themselves, this is likely to be What Is One Man's Life in Comparison?. For the more morally gray versions, compare Utopia Justifies the Means and A Million Is a Statistic. Sometimes, The Hero may be able to Take a Third Option. See also "Friend or Idol?" Decision. A catchphrase of every other Hive Mind. Examples of The Needs of the Many include:
  • The city undergoes a catastrophic systems failure, forcing Lieutenant Commander Gates to choose between a vital group of scientists or his partner, Doctor Carson. This is the twenty-third episode of Star Trek: Abandoned.
  • The Needs of the Many is the fourth episode of Heroes Reborn. It will air on October 8, 2015.
  • An original novel based on the massively multiplayer online role-playing game. – The Needs of the Many is a tie-in novel for the video game Star Trek Online, published by Pocket Books in April 2010.
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