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17th Jul '17 5:13:52 PM Occidensill
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* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'': "Humans don't respect life the way we do," from D'Anna after the Cylons have exterminated billions of humans. Caprica-Six clubbing this self-same D'Anna over the head with a rock is later denounced as "the first act of Cylon-on-Cylon violence in our history" (though it's really not) during a discussion on executing human detainees. Hypocritically, a Five shoots Caprica-Six for speaking out against the executions.
** They've more recently resorted to [[spoiler:simply blowing each other to bits with their Basestars.]]
** Moreover, Three's comment is incorrect, as [[spoiler:Cavil-One killed all maturing copies of Daniel-Seven and then contaminated the genetic code out of jealousy.]]
** [[spoiler:The {{irony}} is that Caprica-Six prevented D'Anna-Three from committing another act of Cylon-on-Cylon violence. Patricide, in fact.]]

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* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'': "Humans don't respect life the way we do," from D'Anna after the Cylons have exterminated billions of humans.humans (and presumably severely damaged the biospheres of their planets, what with the nuclear fallout and such). Caprica-Six clubbing this self-same D'Anna over the head with a rock is later denounced as "the first act of Cylon-on-Cylon violence in our history" (though it's really not) during a discussion on executing human detainees. Hypocritically, a Five shoots Caprica-Six for speaking out against the executions.
** They've more recently
execution. They later resorted to [[spoiler:simply simply blowing each other and the trope to bits with their Basestars.]]
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Basestars. Moreover, Three's comment is incorrect, as [[spoiler:Cavil-One killed all maturing copies of Daniel-Seven and then contaminated the genetic code out of jealousy.]]
jealousy.
** [[spoiler:The The {{irony}} is that Caprica-Six prevented D'Anna-Three from unknowingly committing another act of Cylon-on-Cylon violence. Patricide, in fact.]]
10th Jul '17 7:55:37 AM MarqFJA
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* The Eldar in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Killing a fellow Eldar is an unspeakable crime (and not just because they're a DyingRace), which helps fuel that whole MoralMyopia about how a single Eldar life is worth the combined rest of all other sentient life in the galaxy because all the 'lesser' species do horrible stuff to each other. [[UnreliableNarrator Depending on which accounts you listen to]], the Tau may also be an example of this trope to a lesser degree.[[note]]The only known renegade Tau group, Farsight Enclave, and mainstream Tau Empire never came to blows. Farsight has his hands full with friendly neighborhood orks while the reasonings of Ethereals are unknown.[[/note]]
** During the Horus Heresy series it is made pretty clear that prior to the Isstvan V Massacre it was considered taboo for Astartes to kill another Astartes, verging on the unthinkable. It is worth noting, however, the original purpose of the Space Wolves, besides taking part in the Great Crusade, was to be the "Emperor's Executioners". As in, killing other space marines. Although the issue has been deliberately kept nebulous, it seems, given the hints in the literature, they may have performed this specific duty at least once before the Burning of Prospero.
*** In fact, when one Ultramarine ran a combat simulation featuring other Astartes as opponents (because he had already run all other possible simulations), he was detained and scheduled to be disciplined. Then the Word Bearers attacked and they put him in charge of the initial defense.

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* The Eldar in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Killing 40000}}'':
** The Eldar have an interesting relationship with this trope.
*** For the Craftworld and Exodite factions of the Eldar, killing
a fellow Eldar is an unspeakable crime (and not just because they're a DyingRace), which helps fuel that whole MoralMyopia about how a single Eldar life is worth the combined rest of all other sentient life in the galaxy because all the 'lesser' species do horrible stuff to each other. other.
*** Subverted with the Dark Eldar, however, who only refrain from their ChronicBackstabbingDisorder ways in exactly two situations: The first is the period between the beginning of a realspace slave-raid and until the spoils of the raid are properly divided after their return to Commorragh; the second is when one Dark Eldar Kabal has been dealt a serious defeat by non-Eldar, which always prompts retaliation from the rest of the Kabals against the offenders. This is a matter of purely pragmatic HonorAmongThieves, because in the first case the Dark Eldar's survival is absolutely dependent on a constant and stable supply of slaves to torture and feed upon their agony, while in the second case every Dark Eldar has a vested interest in maintaining their race's image as TheDreaded among "lesser" races. Outside these specific circumstances, the Dark Eldar brook no taboo on killing one another, let alone Eldar from other factions; it helps that they have UterineReplicator and [[BackFromTheDead resurrection]] tech to maintain a non-negative population growth rate.
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[[UnreliableNarrator Depending on which accounts you listen to]], the Tau may also be an example of this trope to a lesser degree.[[note]]The only known renegade Tau group, Farsight Enclave, and mainstream Tau Empire never came to blows. Farsight has his hands full with friendly neighborhood orks while the reasonings of Ethereals are unknown.[[/note]]
** During the Horus Heresy series it is made pretty clear that prior to the Isstvan V Massacre it was considered taboo for Astartes to kill another Astartes, verging on the unthinkable. It is worth noting, however, the original purpose of the Space Wolves, besides taking part in the Great Crusade, was to be the "Emperor's Executioners". As in, killing other space marines. Although the issue has been deliberately kept nebulous, it seems, given the hints in the literature, they may have performed this specific duty at least once before the Burning of Prospero.
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Prospero. In fact, when one Ultramarine ran a combat simulation featuring other Astartes as opponents (because he had already run all other possible simulations), he was detained and scheduled to be disciplined. Then the Word Bearers attacked and they put him in charge of the initial defense.
8th Jul '17 4:52:50 PM MarqFJA
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8th Jul '17 4:38:27 PM MarqFJA
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A race, species, or other group feels morally free to capture, torture, maim, psychologically brutalize, destroy, commit genocide against, and generally toy with the lives of "lesser" species while still feeling morally superior by virtue of the fact that they would never do such horrible things to [[SpeciesLoyalty their own kind]]. Particularly, they would never ''kill'' anyone of their own kind, and look down on other races, who prove their barbarity through killing each other.

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A race, species, or other group feels [[TheRightOfASuperiorSpecies morally free to capture, torture, maim, psychologically brutalize, destroy, commit genocide against, and generally toy with the lives of "lesser" species species]] while still feeling morally superior by virtue of the fact that they would never do such horrible things to [[SpeciesLoyalty their own kind]]. Particularly, they would never ''kill'' anyone of their own kind, and look down on other races, who prove their barbarity through killing each other.
7th Apr '17 2:04:16 AM Lightice
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*** Sandyman may not have suggested deliberate murder, but stupid horseplay gone terribly wrong; Frodo's mother was a Brandybuck, who know how to swim in Brandywine River, while most Hobbits never learn such skill, which Frodo's mother might have forgotten.
1st Apr '17 12:21:12 PM Dravencour
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->''...without cause.''

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->''...without cause.->''No animal shall kill any other animal '''without cause'''.''
1st Apr '17 12:20:30 PM Dravencour
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-->-- '''Napoleon''''s addition to the Sixth Commandment.

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-->-- '''Napoleon''''s addition to alteration of the Sixth Commandment.
1st Apr '17 12:19:40 PM Dravencour
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->''No animal shall kill any other animal without cause.''

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->''No animal shall kill any other animal without cause.animal.''


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->''...without cause.''
-->-- '''Napoleon''''s addition to the Sixth Commandment.
15th Mar '17 1:33:34 PM Doug86
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* ''StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5239449/1/The-Night-The-Day-The-War-Began The Night the Day the War Began]]'' by Alara Rogers has Q coming to grips with the horror of Q actually killing other Q in their civil war. It's unthinkable and yet it's all around him and, by this point, inescapable. And qualitatively different from mortals dying, both because of the enormity of the distinction between mortals and Q, and because ''it's actually possible to bring mortals back to life'' -- but not even Q can return Q to life, or undo the time during which the war happened.

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* ''StarTrek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5239449/1/The-Night-The-Day-The-War-Began The Night the Day the War Began]]'' by Alara Rogers has Q coming to grips with the horror of Q actually killing other Q in their civil war. It's unthinkable and yet it's all around him and, by this point, inescapable. And qualitatively different from mortals dying, both because of the enormity of the distinction between mortals and Q, and because ''it's actually possible to bring mortals back to life'' -- but not even Q can return Q to life, or undo the time during which the war happened.
15th Mar '17 6:36:20 AM Kilyle
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* ''StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5239449/1/The-Night-The-Day-The-War-Began The Night the Day the War Began]]'' by Alara Rogers has Q coming to grips with the horror of Q actually killing other Q in their civil war. It's unthinkable and yet it's all around him and, by this point, inescapable. And quantitatively different from mortals dying, both because of the enormity of the distinction between mortals and Q, and because ''it's actually possible to bring mortals back to life'' -- but not even Q can return Q to life, or undo the time during which the war happened.

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* ''StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5239449/1/The-Night-The-Day-The-War-Began The Night the Day the War Began]]'' by Alara Rogers has Q coming to grips with the horror of Q actually killing other Q in their civil war. It's unthinkable and yet it's all around him and, by this point, inescapable. And quantitatively qualitatively different from mortals dying, both because of the enormity of the distinction between mortals and Q, and because ''it's actually possible to bring mortals back to life'' -- but not even Q can return Q to life, or undo the time during which the war happened.
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