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30th Jul '17 4:18:18 AM Doug86
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* This very nearly killed the career of Creator/LewAyres. In 1931, Ayers starred in ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront'', an adaptation of Creator/ErichMariaRemarque's famed anti-war novel. The experience profoundly moved him, and he became a devout pacifist during the making of the movie. When WorldWarTwo broke out, Ayres reportedly sought enlistment but only in a position where he would not have to carry or fire a weapon. In 1941, that accommodation flat-out didn't exist in the United States Army, and so the draft board could only give him a draft exemption as a conscientious objector. [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor Being seen, even wrongly, as a draft-dodger after Pearl Harbor was not the key to box-office success]]. Ayres was removed from the insanely popular ''Film/DrKildare'' film franchise (which was retooled to feature costar Creator/LionelBarrymore as Dr. Gillespie) and for a few years couldn't find work in Hollywood, until the military belatedly began offering the exact position that Ayers had wanted all along. He volunteered on the spot and became a combat medic and later a Chaplain's assistant in the Pacific, widely regarded as the worst theater of the war.

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* This very nearly killed the career of Creator/LewAyres. In 1931, Ayers starred in ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront'', an adaptation of Creator/ErichMariaRemarque's famed anti-war novel. The experience profoundly moved him, and he became a devout pacifist during the making of the movie. When WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII broke out, Ayres reportedly sought enlistment but only in a position where he would not have to carry or fire a weapon. In 1941, that accommodation flat-out didn't exist in the United States Army, and so the draft board could only give him a draft exemption as a conscientious objector. [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor Being seen, even wrongly, as a draft-dodger after Pearl Harbor was not the key to box-office success]]. Ayres was removed from the insanely popular ''Film/DrKildare'' film franchise (which was retooled to feature costar Creator/LionelBarrymore as Dr. Gillespie) and for a few years couldn't find work in Hollywood, until the military belatedly began offering the exact position that Ayers had wanted all along. He volunteered on the spot and became a combat medic and later a Chaplain's assistant in the Pacific, widely regarded as the worst theater of the war.
16th Jul '17 9:58:57 PM PatPayne
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* This very nearly killed the career of Creator/LewAyres. In 1931, Ayers starred in ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront'', an adaptation of Creator/ErichMariaRemarque's famed anti-war novel. The experience profoundly moved him, and he became a devout pacifist during the making of the movie. When WorldWarTwo broke out, Ayres reportedly sought enlistment but only in a position where he would not have to carry or fire a weapon. In 1941, that accommodation flat-out didn't exist in the United States Army, and so the draft board could only give him a draft exemption as a conscientious objector. [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor Being seen, even wrongly, as a draft-dodger after Pearl Harbor was not the key to box-office success]]. Ayres was removed from the insanely popular ''[[Film/DrKildare]]'' film franchise (which was retooled to feature costar Creator/LionelBarrymore as Dr. Gillespie) and for a few years couldn't find work in Hollywood, until the military belatedly began offering the exact position that Ayers had wanted all along. He volunteered on the spot and became a combat medic and later a Chaplain's assistant in the Pacific, widely regarded as the worst theater of the war.

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* This very nearly killed the career of Creator/LewAyres. In 1931, Ayers starred in ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront'', an adaptation of Creator/ErichMariaRemarque's famed anti-war novel. The experience profoundly moved him, and he became a devout pacifist during the making of the movie. When WorldWarTwo broke out, Ayres reportedly sought enlistment but only in a position where he would not have to carry or fire a weapon. In 1941, that accommodation flat-out didn't exist in the United States Army, and so the draft board could only give him a draft exemption as a conscientious objector. [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor Being seen, even wrongly, as a draft-dodger after Pearl Harbor was not the key to box-office success]]. Ayres was removed from the insanely popular ''[[Film/DrKildare]]'' ''Film/DrKildare'' film franchise (which was retooled to feature costar Creator/LionelBarrymore as Dr. Gillespie) and for a few years couldn't find work in Hollywood, until the military belatedly began offering the exact position that Ayers had wanted all along. He volunteered on the spot and became a combat medic and later a Chaplain's assistant in the Pacific, widely regarded as the worst theater of the war.
16th Jul '17 8:59:53 PM PatPayne
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* This very nearly killed the career of Creator/LewAyres. In 1931, Ayers starred in ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront'', an adaptation of Creator/ErichMariaRemarque's famed anti-war novel. The experience profoundly moved him, and he became a devout pacifist during the making of the movie. When WorldWarTwo broke out, Ayres reportedly sought enlistment but only in a position where he would not have to carry or fire a weapon. In 1941, that accommodation flat-out didn't exist in the United States Army, and so the draft board could only give him a draft exemption as a conscientious objector. [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor Being seen, even wrongly, as a draft-dodger after Pearl Harbor was not the key to box-office success]]. Ayres was removed from the insanely popular ''[[Film/DrKildare]]'' film franchise (which was retooled to feature costar Creator/LionelBarrymore as Dr. Gillespie) and for a few years couldn't find work in Hollywood, until the military belatedly began offering the exact position that Ayers had wanted all along. He volunteered on the spot and became a combat medic and later a Chaplain's assistant in the Pacific, widely regarded as the worst theater of the war.
14th Jul '17 1:56:42 PM Grudgeal
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* In ''Manga/VinlandSaga'', Thorfinn attempts to become a pacifist to atone for [[ChildSoldier his past]], and forswears the use of violence. This oath lasts until [[SadisticChoice he's put in the position between sticking to his oath or saving the life of another through violence]], at which point he moderates to become a MartialPacifist who lives by ThouShaltNotKill. He still makes it clear he'd ''prefer'' to be this trope if people weren't being threatened around him.
22nd Jun '17 10:58:23 AM ZombieAladdin
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** PlayedForLaughs with Bobby Funk: He was gifted with enormous levels of strength and toughness, but the mere thought of fighting greatly scares him. When he has to step into the battlefield by himself, all he'll do is huddle in a corner shivering as his enemies' swords and axes snap against his back. He is frequently used as a BigDumbBody for his strength by his brother Kelly, however, as Kelly has the ability to [[GrandTheftMe possess people]].

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** PlayedForLaughs with Bobby Funk: He was gifted with enormous levels of strength and toughness, but he is a total pacifist not by personal preference, but because the mere thought of fighting greatly scares him. When he has to step into the battlefield by himself, all he'll do is huddle in a corner shivering as his enemies' swords and axes snap against his back. He is frequently used as a BigDumbBody for his strength by his brother Kelly, however, as Kelly has the ability to [[GrandTheftMe possess people]].people]] and is skilled at close quarters combat.
22nd Jun '17 10:55:37 AM ZombieAladdin
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** PlayedForLaughs with Bobby Funk: He was gifted with enormous levels of strength and toughness, but the mere thought of fighting greatly scares him. When he has to step into the battlefield by himself, all he'll do is huddle in a corner shivering as his enemies' swords and axes snap against his back. He is frequently used as a BigDumbBody for his strength by his brother Kelly, however, as Kelly has the ability to [[GrandTheftMe possess people]].
16th Jun '17 11:21:50 PM SoapheadChurch
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* Buddhism has the reputation of being a pacifist religion, because a major theme amongst Buddhist teachings is not harming others in any way -- be it physical (stealing, violence, selling booze or meat) or mental (gossip, insults, etc). As with any large group, however, there have been groups within it who let that ideal slide.

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* Buddhism has the reputation of being a pacifist religion, because a major theme amongst Buddhist teachings is not harming others in any way -- be it physical (stealing, violence, selling booze or meat) or mental (gossip, insults, etc). As with any large group, however, there have been groups within it who let that ideal slide.However, this basic tenet varies greatly by sect and region, some tending more towards a MartialPacifist approach, and some embracing a more pragmatic approach towards violence.
5th Jun '17 9:47:58 PM Discar
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-->'''Marasi:''' A Pathian? Murdering? Sir, their priests are some of least aggressive people on the planet. I've seen toddlers more dangerous.

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-->'''Marasi:''' A Pathian? Murdering? Sir, their priests are some of the least aggressive people on the planet. I've seen toddlers more dangerous.
29th May '17 10:12:55 AM Daedalis
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* ''ComicBook/Revival'' opens with Randy the morgue technician horrified to discover he's cremating someone still alive. He quits his job and is last seen leading a group seeking nonviolent resolution to a shooting war between the US military and the local militia.

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* ''ComicBook/Revival'' ''ComicBook/{{Revival}}'' opens with Randy the morgue technician horrified to discover he's cremating someone still alive. He quits his job and is last seen leading a group seeking nonviolent resolution to a shooting war between the US military and the local militia.
29th May '17 5:51:41 AM Morgenthaler
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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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* 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 UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan becomes more militarized, when [[spoiler: her son Yuu is drafted into the military itself, she breaks down in tears.]]
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