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However, at a critical moment, The Hero is confronted with doing something that is morally unacceptable. Alternately, the hero may be faced with a task outside of the challenge that is noble, but doing that task will force him to lose the prize—an innocent stranger to save during a heated race, for instance, or helping a competitor who had become injured rather than just running to the end himself. However, the hero is then told that that forfeiting the challenge in this way is exactly what was needed to triumph. It was actually a test of character, and the hero has passed with flying colors.
Sometimes, instead of refusing or doing the act, the hero will Take a Third Option. This will sometimes occur in the context of a Training “Accident” or The Game Never Stopped. A Sub-Trope of Sweet and Sour Grapes and Secret Test. Old Beggar Test is a Sub-Trope involving a powerful figure disguised in rags testing the hero’s moral capacities.