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14th Aug '16 5:08:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Argolins from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E1TheLeisureHive The Leisure Hive]]" and the Dulcians from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators The Dominators]]" [[PlanetOfHats wore this hat]]. The Thals from the first Dalek story, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks The Daleks]]", as well, though they later dropped this stance rather than having the Daleks exterminate them all. All three races had previously survived a NuclearWar, making them all three, in effect, a species-level example of TheAtoner.

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** The Argolins from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E1TheLeisureHive The Leisure Hive]]" and the Dulcians from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators The Dominators]]" [[PlanetOfHats wore this hat]]. The Thals from the first Dalek story, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks The Daleks]]", as well, though they later dropped this stance rather than having the Daleks exterminate them all. All three races had previously survived a NuclearWar, nuclear war, making them all three, in effect, a species-level example of TheAtoner.
1st Aug '16 8:40:15 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the'' Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, Huragok - better known to humanity as the Engineers - a Covenant member species that views killing of even pests as wrong. Ironically enough [[spoiler: one of them, called "Lighter Than Some" was the first Covenant species to kill a human; Said human was trying to kill its best friend Dadab, a grunt, after the party had assaulted his ship in search of Forerunner artifacts. It was of course horrified of what it done.]] Huragok are a member species of the Covenant only by circumstances as they enjoy repairing and inspecting Forerunner technology, but are indifferent to nearly everything else and in fact have helped humans on numerous occasions by repairing their technology, including Master Chief's MJOLNIR -armors' shield system.

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* In the'' Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, the Huragok - better known to humanity as the Engineers - are a Covenant member species that views who view the killing of even pests as wrong. Ironically enough [[spoiler: one enough, [[spoiler:one of them, called "Lighter Than Some" Some", was the first Covenant species member to kill a human; Said said human was trying to kill its best friend Dadab, a grunt, Dadab after the party Covenant had assaulted his ship in search of Forerunner artifacts. It was of course horrified of what it done.]] had done]]. In fact, Huragok are a member species only part of the Covenant only by circumstances as convenience; they enjoy repairing and inspecting were designed by their original Forerunner technology, creators to enjoy inspecting, repairing, and improving technology (especially Forerunner ones), but are indifferent to nearly everything else and in fact have helped will happily help just about anyone they see who needs their technology repaired, including humans on numerous occasions by repairing their technology, including occasions. One even improves the Master Chief's MJOLNIR -armors' armor's shield system.
15th Jul '16 6:39:23 AM Willbyr
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* The title character from ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'' started out as this [[CharacterDevelopment before becoming a]] MartialPacifist.

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* The title character from ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'' ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' started out as this [[CharacterDevelopment before becoming a]] MartialPacifist.
17th Jun '16 10:36:29 PM DoctorCooper
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* UsefulNotes/MohandasGandhi has this reputation, [[SubvertedTrope but the reality is much more complicated.]] While he stopped the first Indo-Pakistan war by going on hunger-strike and successfully helped to end British imperialism in India non-violently, his non-violence was more of a tactic than an ethos. In the case of Britain, it was more that he was never capable of acquiring the weapons necessary for the revolution through force that he initially wanted, so a peaceful one was the next-best thing for him. Philosophically, he leaned towards the MartialPacifist, and considered violence preferable to passive acceptance.[[note]]Gandhi's philosophy of non-violent civil disobedience is frequently mistranslated as "passive resistance," but is more accurately rendered "militant non-violence."[[/note]]. His ''ahimsa'' demanded that its followers actively work to counteract violence, and espoused the use of force in the immediate defense of others.

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* UsefulNotes/MohandasGandhi UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi has this reputation, [[SubvertedTrope but the reality is much more complicated.]] complicated. While he stopped the first Indo-Pakistan war by going on hunger-strike and successfully helped to end British imperialism in India non-violently, his non-violence was more of a tactic than an ethos. In the case of Britain, it was more that he was never capable of acquiring the weapons necessary for the revolution through force that he initially wanted, so a peaceful one was the next-best thing for him. Philosophically, he leaned towards the MartialPacifist, and considered violence preferable to passive acceptance.[[note]]Gandhi's philosophy of non-violent civil disobedience is frequently mistranslated as "passive resistance," but is more accurately rendered "militant non-violence."[[/note]]. His ''ahimsa'' demanded that its followers actively work to counteract violence, and espoused the use of force in the immediate defense of others.
11th Jun '16 5:20:40 PM Doug86
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''''VideoGame/FireEmblem''
11th Jun '16 5:25:03 AM CelPrevXXVI
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*** The original Heero Yuy (not to be confused with the pilot named after him) actually created the "Total Pacifism" philosophy; people like Relena's father King Peacecraft and Quatre's father Zayeed Winner adopted it themselves. Tellingly, all three were assassinated and their deaths led to more death as others sought to avenge them.

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*** The original Heero Yuy (not to be confused with the pilot named after him) actually created the "Total Pacifism" philosophy; people like Relena's father King Peacecraft [[AllThereInTheManual Marticius]] Peacecraft, and Quatre's father Zayeed Winner adopted it themselves. Tellingly, all three were assassinated and their deaths led to more death as others sought to avenge them.
2nd Jun '16 9:35:08 AM lavendermintrose
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* Yashiro Isana from ''Anime/{{K}}''. In a series known for it's gorgeously animated fight scenes, you wouldn't expect to see a character who not only doesn't fight (even though he ''can'' [[spoiler: as a King, since WordOfGod says that any fight between a King and non-King will be a CurbStompBattle in the King's favor]]), but also tends to solve the cast's problems with plans that involve getting ''himself'' blown to bits. [[spoiler: [[FromASingleCell Good thing he's immortal]].]]
30th May '16 5:22:31 PM Someoneman
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* Amusingly used in the French comic ''CaptainBiceps'': the hero Pacific Man is incapable of doing any harm to another person/animal/object (including the bad guys, yogurt and ''his own tooth cavities''), but when he goes into his wimpy SecretIdentity, he is held up by the Terminator, starts giving him the nonviolent speech, then realizes what he's saying and suddenly ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome punches out the goddamn Terminator in a single blow]]'' before running away. Then he says "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Whew! I barely escaped being recognized there]]!"

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* Amusingly used in the French comic ''CaptainBiceps'': the hero Pacific Man is incapable of doing any harm to another person/animal/object (including the bad guys, yogurt and ''his own tooth cavities''), but when he goes into his wimpy SecretIdentity, he is held up by the Terminator, starts giving him the nonviolent speech, then realizes what he's saying and suddenly ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome punches ''punches out the goddamn Terminator in a single blow]]'' blow'' before running away. Then he says "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Whew! I barely escaped being recognized there]]!"



* Franchise/ProfessorLayton fits the description since, although the games show him to be an excellent fencer and in overall remarkably good shape for an academic, he firmly espouses the mindset that "a gentleman does not seek violence." He's only willing to get into a fight if he doesn't have much of a choice, either to defend his own well-being or that of someone else, and on those occasions when he ''does'' fight he does so as non-lethally as possible. [[spoiler:In the swordfight from the second game, he only crosses blades to defend himself, and stops as soon as his opponent shows signs of failing strength. In the third game, his response to being shot at is to [[CrazyAwesome rig together a machine gun made out of a slot machine]], and use it to shoot his antagonists with coins!]]

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* Franchise/ProfessorLayton fits the description since, although the games show him to be an excellent fencer and in overall remarkably good shape for an academic, he firmly espouses the mindset that "a gentleman does not seek violence." He's only willing to get into a fight if he doesn't have much of a choice, either to defend his own well-being or that of someone else, and on those occasions when he ''does'' fight he does so as non-lethally as possible. [[spoiler:In the swordfight from the second game, he only crosses blades to defend himself, and stops as soon as his opponent shows signs of failing strength. In the third game, his response to being shot at is to [[CrazyAwesome rig together a machine gun made out of a slot machine]], machine, and use it to shoot his antagonists with coins!]]
29th May '16 4:55:19 AM harostar
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* Ikuma Momochi, from the ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' light novels. A Ghoul RaisedByMuggles, he is a pacifist that has spent his life satisfying his HorrorHunger through scavenging from corpses. Even this causes him considerable remorse, and he wishes for the chance to talk down the suicides that make up his primary food source....even knowing that doing so would cause him to starve. When forced into confrontation with [[BloodKnight Tsukiyama]], he would rather flee or use himself as a living shield to protect others. Fortunately for him, others are always there to rescue him from danger.
15th May '16 12:33:14 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The portagonist of the ''Series/{{Oshin}} series is this, after her friendship with the ex-soldier Shusaku [[spoiler: and its tragic end.]] Not only she's increasingly disturbed as ImperialJapan becomes more militarized, when [[spoiler: her son Yuu is drafted into the military itself, she breaks down in tears.]]
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