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9th Feb '16 1:18:41 AM OrangenChan
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', one of [[ShrinkingViolet Olivia]]'s quotes has her screaming "I'M SORRY" at the enemy whenever she crit-hits them. Or when she's promoted into an Assassin and [[OnehitKill Lethality]] activates.
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', one of [[ShrinkingViolet Olivia]]'s quotes has her screaming "I'M SORRY" ''"I didn't want to do this!"'' at the enemy whenever she crit-hits them. Or when she's promoted into an Assassin Assassin/Swordmaster and [[OnehitKill Lethality]] Lethality]]/[[DeathOfAThousandCuts Astra]] activates.
7th Feb '16 6:27:09 AM rafi
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* Starfire from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is oftentimes an apologetic attacker.
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* Starfire from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is oftentimes an apologetic attacker.often acts regretful when attacking people, such as wondering if she blasted Plasmus too hard.
7th Feb '16 6:25:39 AM rafi
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reodered. Trigun is not a example. Moved one piece to video games
* In ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', [[spoiler: Takashi]] hates using his PsychicPowers and specially to hurt others, but against someone who just won't give him the chance to explain himself and keeps attacking him ([[spoiler: Mozu, a local ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl]]), he decides to do so... and after the apology, he unleashes a fatal psychic attack. Not to mention he ''again'' apologizes to the person he just killed. --> [[spoiler:'''Takashi''']]: "I apologize, but you don't leave me any other option... (kills [[spoiler:young Mozu]]) I'm so sorry." * In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Primera Espada Coyote Starrk apologies to Kyōraku while shooting him in the back with a Cero while the latter tries to attack Wonderweiss, stating the arrival of Wonderweiss means [[BigBad Aizen]] has lost patience. * In ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', when Kazuki is about to [[spoiler:kill Chouno]], he says that he's sorry. [[spoiler:Chouno]] promptly sticks his tongue out and says, "Don't apologize, you hypocrite." Kazuki then kills him, proving that you don't need to apologize if the person you're attacking is going to be a dick about it afterwards. * Syaoran does this to Yukito in the ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' manga, apologizing right before punching him in the gut to knock him out so Sakura can use her magic to capture the Firey card. * In the SoBadItsGood anime ''Anime/ChargemanKen'', this is [[{{Narm}} hilariously]] done in episode 35, with Ken's infamous "Dr. Volga, forgive me!" line as he launches him at the enemy as a human bomb. * In ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' episode 20, Yuri apologizes to a train stewardess after [[BoundAndGagged taping up and gagging the woman]] and [[MuggedForDisguise stealing her uniform]]. * Aries of ''Manga/FairyTail'' does this pretty much every fight she's involved in.

* Legato's arc in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' only ends when he [[spoiler:forces Vash to shoot him, execution style, in the head]]. Vash is really, really broken up about it afterwards.
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* Legato's arc In ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' episode 36, Edward says sorry to Kain Fuery after punching him out. ** And in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' only ends when he [[spoiler:forces Vash to shoot him, execution style, in [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist the head]]. Vash is really, really broken up about it afterwards.original manga]], Maria Ross apologized in advance before and after [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slapping Ed across the face]] for going into Laboratory 5 on his own. Justified since Ed's higher in rank than Maria and could give her and Denny Brosh their walking orders if he wanted to (of course, he doesn't). ** [[spoiler:Hohenheim apologises before he stabs Izumi Curtis with his hand, although given his relationship with it, it's possible that he was apologising to his philosopher's stone.]]

* In the final episode of ''Anime/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', the host club is stopped from chasing after Tamaki by the private police force belonging to Kyoya's family. They apologize for standing in the way of the host club, stating that they must obey the wishes of Kyoya's father before his own.
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* Used for a CreepyChild moment for the brainwashed killers of ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Rico flees an assassination only to run into Emilio, a bellhop she'd befriended earlier. As Emilio starts asking awkward questions, Rico wonders what she's supposed to say in this situation. Then she realises the answer. Taking out her silenced pistol, Rico cheerfully says, "I am sorry", [[LeaveNoWitnesses then kills him]]. * In ''Manga/HekikaiNoAiON'', [[spoiler:Yuzuki apologized at Seine while throwing her to the final episode deep zone of ''Anime/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', the host club is stopped from chasing a pool knowing she can't swim, but Shizuki ordered her to do it]]. * When [[spoiler:Yukime goes MurderTheHypotenuse on Ritsuko]] in ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'', she's not exactly happy [[spoiler: since she's doing it in a desperate gambit coming after Tamaki by the private police force belonging to Kyoya's family. They apologize for standing in the a BreakingLecture]], and repeatedly tells her victim thing like "I'm so sorry", "it's not your fault", and "I wish there was another way of the host club, stating that they must obey the wishes of Kyoya's father before his own.to do things!"

* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', forced to stop a rampaging Ryouga, Akane rips off a mooring post from the docks and bashes him over the head with it, yelling, "I'm sorry!" When this [[MadeOfIron fails to even faze him]] (indeed, the post ''bent'' in the shape of his head) she bashes him some more, punctuating each strike with "I'm sorry!" * In ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' episode 36, Edward says sorry to Kain Fuery after punching him out. ** And in [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist the original manga]], Maria Ross apologized in advance before and after [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slapping Ed across the face]] for going into Laboratory 5 on his own. Justified since Ed's higher in rank than Maria and could give her and Denny Brosh their walking orders if he wanted to (of course, he doesn't). ** [[spoiler:Hohenheim apologises before he stabs Izumi Curtis with his hand, although given his relationship with it, it's possible that he was apologising to his philosopher's stone.]] * Though not technically in the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Anime, in the ''VideoGame/NarutoClashOfNinja'' games, [[ShrinkingViolet Hinata]] actually apologizes for using a counterattack. ** The First and Second Hokage apologise to the Third Hokage for putting him through trouble, who in turn apologises to the former two for fighting them. It's a long story how they got into that situation. ** Though it doesn't strictly count as an apology, the fifth Mizukage expresses regret before attacking [[spoiler: Sasuke]]. ** Pain apologises to [[spoiler: Jiraiya]] before making the killing blow. ** The undead [[spoiler: Second Mizukage and Third Raikage]] are very apologetic about fighting against the Joint-Shinobi force and even give warnings about what attacks they are about to use. Same goes for [[spoiler: former villains Itachi and Nagato]], who shout advice to Killer Bee and Naruto while being forced to attack them. [[spoiler:Before Itachi [[ItMakesSenseInContext accidentally brainwashes himself into switching sides]], that is.]]

* "Colonel Sanders" in the TournamentArc of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' apologizes for using overpowered tactics and cheap tricks (that would be downright cheating if there were any rules) in battle. He's sorry for beating you up, but he just ''has'' to reach the final match.
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' ** "Colonel Sanders" in the TournamentArc of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' apologizes for using overpowered tactics and cheap tricks (that would be downright cheating if there were any rules) in battle. He's sorry for beating you up, but he just ''has'' to reach the final match.

* Some of the ''OnePiece'' fighting games turn [[ChivalrousPervert Sanji]] into this when fighting against a female opponent as a way to both reference and [[AcceptableBreaksFromCanon get around]] his extreme WouldntHitAGirl tendencies. * Ai Kaga from ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' actually attacks '''by''' apologizing in at least one instance, [[UseYourHead using her head and bowing a lot]]. * In ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', when Kazuki is about to [[spoiler:kill Chouno]], he says that he's sorry. [[spoiler:Chouno]] promptly sticks his tongue out and says, "Don't apologize, you hypocrite." Kazuki then kills him, proving that you don't need to apologize if the person you're attacking is going to be a dick about it afterwards. * In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Toguro invokes this after ripping a monster in half on the order of his client Tarukane: "Not even the best of contracts justifies killing as cruelly as I have just done. I apologize to this creature." * A rather odd example from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': during Shinji's battle with the possessed Unit 02, he apologizes before stabbing it - ''to Asuka'', who he's well aware isn't even inside it at the time. ** Pilots do tend to get emotionally attached to their machines, particularly someone like Asuka, where piloting it is pretty much all she has to live for. He knew she'd be upset if he damaged Unit 02, so he apologized. ** Toji does this when he beats Shinji up out of anger over his little sister getting injured during Unit-01's first fight.

* Some of Though not technically in the ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Anime, in the ''VideoGame/NarutoClashOfNinja'' games, [[ShrinkingViolet Hinata]] actually apologizes for using a counterattack. ** The First and Second Hokage apologise to the Third Hokage for putting him through trouble, who in turn apologises to the former two for fighting games turn [[ChivalrousPervert Sanji]] them. It's a long story how they got into this when that situation. ** Though it doesn't strictly count as an apology, the fifth Mizukage expresses regret before attacking [[spoiler: Sasuke]]. ** Pain apologises to [[spoiler: Jiraiya]] before making the killing blow. ** The undead [[spoiler: Second Mizukage and Third Raikage]] are very apologetic about fighting against a female opponent as a way to both reference the Joint-Shinobi force and [[AcceptableBreaksFromCanon get around]] his extreme WouldntHitAGirl tendencies. * Ai Kaga from ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' actually even give warnings about what attacks '''by''' apologizing in at least one instance, [[UseYourHead using her head and bowing a lot]]. * In ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', when Kazuki is they are about to [[spoiler:kill Chouno]], he says use. Same goes for [[spoiler: former villains Itachi and Nagato]], who shout advice to Killer Bee and Naruto while being forced to attack them. [[spoiler:Before Itachi [[ItMakesSenseInContext accidentally brainwashes himself into switching sides]], that he's sorry. [[spoiler:Chouno]] promptly sticks his tongue out and says, "Don't apologize, you hypocrite." Kazuki then kills him, proving that you don't need to apologize if the person you're attacking is going to be a dick about it afterwards. * In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Toguro invokes this after ripping a monster in half on the order of his client Tarukane: "Not even the best of contracts justifies killing as cruelly as I have just done. I apologize to this creature." is.]] * A rather odd example from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': during Shinji's battle with the possessed Unit 02, he apologizes before stabbing it - ''to Asuka'', who he's well aware isn't even inside it at the time. ** Pilots do tend to get emotionally attached to their machines, particularly someone like Asuka, where piloting it is pretty much all she has to live for. He knew she'd be upset if he damaged Unit 02, so he apologized. ** Toji does this when he beats Shinji up out of anger over his little sister getting injured during Unit-01's first fight.fight. * In the final episode of ''Anime/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', the host club is stopped from chasing after Tamaki by the private police force belonging to Kyoya's family. They apologize for standing in the way of the host club, stating that they must obey the wishes of Kyoya's father before his own. * In ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', Stocking apologizes for attacking [[spoiler:Panty, and cutting her up into 666 pieces,]] and provides a rather forced explanation. * In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', forced to stop a rampaging Ryouga, Akane rips off a mooring post from the docks and bashes him over the head with it, yelling, "I'm sorry!" When this [[MadeOfIron fails to even faze him]] (indeed, the post ''bent'' in the shape of his head) she bashes him some more, punctuating each strike with "I'm sorry!"

* In the SoBadItsGood anime ''Anime/ChargemanKen'', this is [[{{Narm}} hilariously]] done in episode 35, with Ken's infamous "Dr. Volga, forgive me!" line as he launches him at the enemy as a human bomb. * Syaoran does this to Yukito in the ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' manga, apologizing right before punching him in the gut to knock him out so Sakura can use her magic to capture the Firey card. * In ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', [[spoiler: Takashi]] hates using his PsychicPowers and specially to hurt others, but against someone who just won't give him the chance to explain himself and keeps attacking him ([[spoiler: Mozu, a local ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl]]), he decides to do so... and after the apology, he unleashes a fatal psychic attack. Not to mention he ''again'' apologizes to the person he just killed. --> [[spoiler:'''Takashi''']]: "I apologize, but you don't leave me any other option... (kills [[spoiler:young Mozu]]) I'm so sorry." * In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Primera Espada Coyote Starrk apologies to Kyōraku while shooting him in the back with a Cero while the latter tries to attack Wonderweiss, stating the arrival of Wonderweiss means [[BigBad Aizen]] has lost patience. * In ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', Stocking apologizes for attacking [[spoiler:Panty, and cutting her up into 666 pieces,]] and provides a rather forced explanation. * In ''Manga/HekikaiNoAiON'', [[spoiler:Yuzuki apologized at Seine while throwing her to the deep zone of a pool knowing she can't swim, but Shizuki ordered her to do it]]. * When [[spoiler:Yukime goes MurderTheHypotenuse on Ritsuko]] in ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'', she's not exactly happy [[spoiler: since she's doing it in a desperate gambit coming after a BreakingLecture]], and repeatedly tells her victim thing like "I'm so sorry", "it's not your fault", and "I wish there was another way to do things!" * In ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' episode 20, Yuri apologizes to a train stewardess after [[BoundAndGagged taping up and gagging the woman]] and [[MuggedForDisguise stealing her uniform]].
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* In the SoBadItsGood anime ''Anime/ChargemanKen'', this is [[{{Narm}} hilariously]] done in episode 35, with Ken's infamous "Dr. Volga, forgive me!" line as he launches him at the enemy as a human bomb. * Syaoran does this to Yukito in the ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' manga, Ai Kaga from ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' actually attacks '''by''' apologizing right before punching him in the gut to knock him out so Sakura can use her magic to capture the Firey card. * In ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', [[spoiler: Takashi]] hates at least one instance, [[UseYourHead using his PsychicPowers her head and specially to hurt others, but against someone who just won't give him the chance to explain himself and keeps attacking him ([[spoiler: Mozu, bowing a local ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl]]), he decides to do so... and after the apology, he unleashes a fatal psychic attack. Not to mention he ''again'' apologizes to the person he just killed. --> [[spoiler:'''Takashi''']]: "I apologize, but you don't leave me any other option... (kills [[spoiler:young Mozu]]) I'm so sorry." * In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Primera Espada Coyote Starrk apologies to Kyōraku while shooting him in the back with a Cero while the latter tries to attack Wonderweiss, stating the arrival of Wonderweiss means [[BigBad Aizen]] has lost patience. * In ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', Stocking apologizes for attacking [[spoiler:Panty, and cutting her up into 666 pieces,]] and provides a rather forced explanation. * In ''Manga/HekikaiNoAiON'', [[spoiler:Yuzuki apologized at Seine while throwing her to the deep zone of a pool knowing she can't swim, but Shizuki ordered her to do it]]. * When [[spoiler:Yukime goes MurderTheHypotenuse on Ritsuko]] in ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'', she's not exactly happy [[spoiler: since she's doing it in a desperate gambit coming after a BreakingLecture]], and repeatedly tells her victim thing like "I'm so sorry", "it's not your fault", and "I wish there was another way to do things!" * In ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' episode 20, Yuri apologizes to a train stewardess after [[BoundAndGagged taping up and gagging the woman]] and [[MuggedForDisguise stealing her uniform]].lot]].

* Aries of ''Manga/FairyTail'' does this pretty much every fight she's involved in. * Used for a CreepyChild moment for the brainwashed killers of ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Rico flees an assassination only to run into Emilio, a bellhop she'd befriended earlier. As Emilio starts asking awkward questions, Rico wonders what she's supposed to say in this situation. Then she realises the answer. Taking out her silenced pistol, Rico cheerfully says, "I am sorry", [[LeaveNoWitnesses then kills him]].

* Aries of ''Manga/FairyTail'' does In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Toguro invokes this pretty much every fight she's involved in. * Used for after ripping a CreepyChild moment for monster in half on the brainwashed killers order of ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Rico flees an assassination only his client Tarukane: "Not even the best of contracts justifies killing as cruelly as I have just done. I apologize to run into Emilio, a bellhop she'd befriended earlier. As Emilio starts asking awkward questions, Rico wonders what she's supposed to say in this situation. Then she realises the answer. Taking out her silenced pistol, Rico cheerfully says, "I am sorry", [[LeaveNoWitnesses then kills him]].creature."

* Aries In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', after Oaken tosses Kristoff out of ''Manga/FairyTail'' his trading post for making the mistake of [[BerserkButton calling him a crook]], he apologizes....to Anna, for having to witness an act of violence in his store. -->'''Oaken:''' ''[cheerfully]'' I'm sorry about this violence! I vill add a quart of lutefisk so we have good feelings. ''[He places a jar of pickled lutefisk on the desk next to Anna's possessions]'' Just the outfit and the boots, ja? -->'''Princess Anna:''' Uh.... * Much like the example from ''The Matrix Reloaded'' below, Phoebus does this pretty much every fight she's involved in. * Used for a CreepyChild moment for the brainwashed killers one of ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Rico flees an assassination only these to run into Emilio, a bellhop she'd befriended earlier. As Emilio starts asking awkward questions, Rico wonders what she's supposed to say Esmeralda in this situation. Then she realises the answer. Taking out her silenced pistol, Rico cheerfully says, "I am sorry", [[LeaveNoWitnesses then kills him]].Disney's adaptation of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.

* Aries of ''Manga/FairyTail'' does this pretty much Mr. Smee from ''Disney/PeterPan'' every fight time he attacks or kidnaps someone he apologizes for it: -->'''Mr. Smee:''' (stuffing Jane into a sack) My apologies miss. * Fiona apologizes to Thelonius in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekFourD'' after beating him off of the raft she's involved in. * Used for a CreepyChild moment for the brainwashed killers of ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Rico flees an assassination only to run into Emilio, a bellhop she'd befriended earlier. As Emilio starts asking awkward questions, Rico wonders what she's supposed to say in this situation. Then she realises the answer. Taking out her silenced pistol, Rico cheerfully says, "I am sorry", [[LeaveNoWitnesses then kills him]].on.

* Mr. Smee from ''Disney/PeterPan'' every time he attacks or kidnaps someone he apologizes for it: -->'''Mr. Smee:''' (stuffing Jane into a sack) My apologies miss. * Fiona apologizes to Thelonius in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekFourD'' after beating him off of the raft she's on. * In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', after Oaken tosses Kristoff out of his trading post for making the mistake of [[BerserkButton calling him a crook]], he apologizes....to Anna, for having to witness an act of violence in his store. -->'''Oaken:''' ''[cheerfully]'' I'm sorry about this violence! I vill add a quart of lutefisk so we have good feelings. ''[He places a jar of pickled lutefisk on the desk next to Anna's possessions]'' Just the outfit and the boots, ja? -->'''Princess Anna:''' Uh.... * Much like the example from ''The Matrix Reloaded'' below, Phoebus does one of these to Esmeralda in Disney's adaptation of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.

* In ''Film/MenInBlack'', the Arquilian battlecruiser that parks over Earth sends a simple message: "Give us the Galaxy or Earth will be destroyed. Sorry." * An example where the person being attacked isn't a villain occurs in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'', when Seraph apologizes to Neo before attacking. * In ''Force10FromNavarone'', Maritza [[HitMeDammit demands that Barnsby hit her]] to make it appear that he and Mallory attacked her and got away. Barnsby apologizes and hits her weakly. She berates him and orders him to hit her harder. Mallory suddenly punches her hard and knocks her out. * ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': "You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you." "You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die." ** And later, after his fights with Inigo ("Please understand I hold you in the highest respect.") and Fezzig ("I do not envy you the headache you will have when you awake. But for now, rest well and dream of large women."). * Wesley in ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' was a bit of a nebbish who apologized for everything. After he meets Fox, [[spoiler: and balks, asking what his target did to deserve being killed, the next target is apologized to, as Wesley still isn't morally committed even though he's otherwise committed]]. * An example where both parties were equally neither bad nor good, in the film ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', in the battle scene where [[spoiler: Connor receives his mortal wound]] a priest slits the throat of a member of the opposing clan and then quickly offers last rites. * Done [[TearJerker traumatically]] in ''Film/{{District 9}}'' when Wikus is forced to shoot a chained-up alien. His hysterical, traumatized reaction is one of our first indications that he's not an outright VillainProtagonist, and that despite his employer's xenophobic propaganda he still views the aliens as ''people''. * The Operative in ''Film/{{Serenity}}''. River is also very apologetic after she beats Simon up in order to get to the bridge. * In 1940's ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro'', BadassPreacher Fray Felipe apologizes as he knocks out the alcalde's soldiers with a club during the climactic melee. -->'''Felipe:''' ''(WHACK!)'' God forgive me. ''(WHACK!)'' God forgive me. * Subverted initially by the monk in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' as he's quoting humorous scripture while (non-fatally) shooting mooks with arrows, then plays it straight when he sees the BigBad, grunts out "Thou shalt not kill" while trying to fatally shoot him.
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* In ''Film/MenInBlack'', the Arquilian battlecruiser that parks over Earth sends a simple message: "Give us the Galaxy or Earth will be destroyed. Sorry." * An A violent and disturbing example where the person being attacked isn't a villain occurs in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'', when Seraph apologizes to Neo before attacking. * In ''Force10FromNavarone'', Maritza [[HitMeDammit demands that Barnsby hit her]] to make it appear the Extended Cut of ''[[Film/{{Alien 3}} Alien設]'' with the prisoner Golic. Already driven mad by the sight of the Xenomorph, he insists that he must see it again [[spoiler:after the other in-mates have successfully trapped it in a nuclear storage room, where it can't escape]]. Another prisoner is guarding the only door, and Mallory attacked her and got away. Barnsby apologizes and hits her weakly. She berates him and orders him to hit her harder. Mallory suddenly punches her hard and knocks her out. * ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': "You seem a decent fellow. I hate to warns Golic that it will kill you." "You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die." ** And later, after his fights him. Golic looks away, mutters an apology... [[spoiler:then cuts Arthur's throat with Inigo ("Please understand I hold you in a single slash from another prisoner's shaving razor, babbling panicked apologies as the highest respect.") and Fezzig ("I do not envy you the headache you will have inmate quickly bleeds out]]. It's potentially creepier when you awake. But consider that Golic [[spoiler:appears to exhibit some religious reverence for now, rest well the creature, and dream of large women."). * Wesley in ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' was a bit of a nebbish who apologized for everything. After he meets Fox, [[spoiler: and balks, asking asks it what to do, making one wonder if perhaps it's controlling or speaking to him somehow, making his target did to deserve apology seem all the more sincere]]. * ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' : Shortly after being killed, the next target is apologized to, as Wesley still isn't morally committed even though he's otherwise committed]]. * An example where both parties were equally neither bad nor good, in the film ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', in the battle scene where [[spoiler: Connor receives his mortal wound]] bitten, Peter gets into a priest slits the throat of a member of the opposing clan and then quickly offers last rites. * Done [[TearJerker traumatically]] in ''Film/{{District 9}}'' when Wikus is forced to shoot a chained-up alien. His hysterical, traumatized reaction is one of our first indications that he's not an outright VillainProtagonist, and that despite his employer's xenophobic propaganda he still views the aliens as ''people''. * The Operative in ''Film/{{Serenity}}''. River is also very apologetic after she beats Simon up in order to get to the bridge. * In 1940's ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro'', BadassPreacher Fray Felipe apologizes as he knocks out the alcalde's soldiers completely accidental fight with a club during the climactic melee. -->'''Felipe:''' ''(WHACK!)'' God forgive me. ''(WHACK!)'' God forgive me. * Subverted initially by the monk in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' as he's quoting humorous scripture while (non-fatally) shooting mooks with arrows, then plays it straight subway car full of people. It starts when he sees rips a woman's shirt off because his hand sticks to the BigBad, grunts out "Thou shalt not kill" while trying fabric. A couple of guys take a swing at him, but they trigger Peter's spider-sense and he reflexively knocks them to fatally shoot him.the ground, apologizing each time. A few more people try the same thing and get the same result, apologies and all.

* Carlisle in the [[TheFilmOfTheBook film version]] of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. -->'''Carlisle''': "I don't relish the thought of killing another creature, even a sadistic one like James."
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* Carlisle in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'': Reverend Johnson prays for forgiveness after attacking one of the [[TheFilmOfTheBook film version]] of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. -->'''Carlisle''': "I don't relish bandits with his Bible. * ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''. [[spoiler:Dana is told that (as the thought FinalGirl) she must kill Marty, the only other survivor of killing another creature, even their TargetedHumanSacrifice, to prevent the Ancient Ones rising and bringing on TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Dana says, "I'm sorry" as she wills herself to shoot her friend. Mary, seeing a sadistic one like James."werewolf is sneaking up behind her, says "So am I." Cue ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind.]]

* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' : Shortly after being bitten, Peter gets into a completely accidental fight with a subway car full of people. It starts when he rips a woman's shirt off because his hand sticks to the fabric. A couple of guys take a swing at him, but they trigger Peter's spider-sense and he reflexively knocks them to the ground, apologizing each time. A few more people try the same thing and get the same result, apologies and all. * ''Film/BlazingSaddles'': Reverend Johnson prays for forgiveness after attacking one of the bandits with his Bible. * In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', Scotty apologizes to a security guard while on the USS ''Vengeance'' before he [[spoiler: opens the airlock to allow Kirk and Khan to enter the ship and let the guard exit the same way]].
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* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' : Shortly after being bitten, Peter gets into Done [[TearJerker traumatically]] in ''Film/{{District 9}}'' when Wikus is forced to shoot a completely accidental fight chained-up alien. His hysterical, traumatized reaction is one of our first indications that he's not an outright VillainProtagonist, and that despite his employer's xenophobic propaganda he still views the aliens as ''people''. * Subverted initially by the monk in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' as he's quoting humorous scripture while (non-fatally) shooting mooks with a subway car full of people. It starts arrows, then plays it straight when he rips a woman's shirt off because his hand sticks to sees the fabric. A couple of guys take a swing at him, but they trigger Peter's spider-sense and he reflexively knocks them BigBad, grunts out "Thou shalt not kill" while trying to the ground, apologizing each time. A few more people try the same thing and get the same result, apologies and all. * ''Film/BlazingSaddles'': Reverend Johnson prays for forgiveness after attacking one of the bandits with his Bible. fatally shoot him. * In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', Scotty ''Film/Force10FromNavarone'', Maritza [[HitMeDammit demands that Barnsby hit her]] to make it appear that he and Mallory attacked her and got away. Barnsby apologizes and hits her weakly. She berates him and orders him to a security guard while on hit her harder. Mallory suddenly punches her hard and knocks her out. * An example where both parties were equally neither bad nor good, in the USS ''Vengeance'' before he film ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', in the battle scene where [[spoiler: opens Connor receives his mortal wound]] a priest slits the airlock to allow Kirk throat of a member of the opposing clan and Khan to enter the ship and let the guard exit the same way]].then quickly offers last rites.

* A violent and disturbing example occurs in the Extended Cut of ''[[Film/{{Alien 3}} Alien設]'' with the prisoner Golic. Already driven mad by the sight of the Xenomorph, he insists that he must see it again [[spoiler:after the other in-mates have successfully trapped it in a nuclear storage room, where it can't escape]]. Another prisoner is guarding the only door, and warns Golic that it will kill him. Golic looks away, mutters an apology... [[spoiler:then cuts Arthur's throat with a single slash from another prisoner's shaving razor, babbling panicked apologies as the inmate quickly bleeds out]]. It's potentially creepier when you consider that Golic [[spoiler:appears to exhibit some religious reverence for the creature, and he asks it what to do, making one wonder if perhaps it's controlling or speaking to him somehow, making his apology seem all the more sincere]]. * ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''. [[spoiler:Dana is told that (as the FinalGirl) she must kill Marty, the only other survivor of their TargetedHumanSacrifice, to prevent the Ancient Ones rising and bringing on TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Dana says, "I'm sorry" as she wills herself to shoot her friend. Mary, seeing a werewolf is sneaking up behind her, says "So am I." Cue ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind.]]
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* A violent and disturbing In 1940's ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro'', BadassPreacher Fray Felipe apologizes as he knocks out the alcalde's soldiers with a club during the climactic melee. -->'''Felipe:''' ''(WHACK!)'' God forgive me. ''(WHACK!)'' God forgive me. * An example where the person being attacked isn't a villain occurs in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'', when Seraph apologizes to Neo before attacking. * In ''Film/MenInBlack'', the Extended Cut of ''[[Film/{{Alien 3}} Alien設]'' with the prisoner Golic. Already driven mad by the sight of the Xenomorph, he insists Arquilian battlecruiser that he must see it again [[spoiler:after parks over Earth sends a simple message: "Give us the other in-mates have successfully trapped it in a nuclear storage room, where it can't escape]]. Another prisoner is guarding the only door, and warns Golic that it Galaxy or Earth will kill him. Golic looks away, mutters an apology... [[spoiler:then cuts Arthur's throat with a single slash from another prisoner's shaving razor, babbling panicked apologies as the inmate quickly bleeds out]]. It's potentially creepier when you consider that Golic [[spoiler:appears to exhibit some religious reverence for the creature, and he asks it what to do, making one wonder if perhaps it's controlling or speaking to him somehow, making his apology seem all the more sincere]]. * ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''. [[spoiler:Dana is told that (as the FinalGirl) she must kill Marty, the only other survivor of their TargetedHumanSacrifice, to prevent the Ancient Ones rising and bringing on TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Dana says, "I'm sorry" as she wills herself to shoot her friend. Mary, seeing a werewolf is sneaking up behind her, says "So am I." Cue ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind.]]be destroyed. Sorry."

* A violent and disturbing example occurs ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': "You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you." "You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die." ** And later, after his fights with Inigo ("Please understand I hold you in the Extended Cut of ''[[Film/{{Alien 3}} Alien設]'' with highest respect.") and Fezzig ("I do not envy you the prisoner Golic. Already driven mad by the sight of the Xenomorph, he insists that he must see it again [[spoiler:after the other in-mates headache you will have successfully trapped it in a nuclear storage room, where it can't escape]]. Another prisoner is guarding the only door, and warns Golic that it will kill him. Golic looks away, mutters an apology... [[spoiler:then cuts Arthur's throat with a single slash from another prisoner's shaving razor, babbling panicked apologies as the inmate quickly bleeds out]]. It's potentially creepier when you consider that Golic [[spoiler:appears to exhibit some religious reverence awake. But for now, rest well and dream of large women."). * The Operative in ''Film/{{Serenity}}''. River is also very apologetic after she beats Simon up in order to get to the bridge. * In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', Scotty apologizes to a security guard while on the USS ''Vengeance'' before he [[spoiler: opens the airlock to allow Kirk and Khan to enter the ship and let the guard exit the same way]]. * Carlisle in the [[TheFilmOfTheBook film version]] of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. -->'''Carlisle''': "I don't relish the thought of killing another creature, even a sadistic one like James." * Wesley in ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' was a bit of a nebbish who apologized for everything. After he meets Fox, [[spoiler: and he asks it balks, asking what to do, making one wonder if perhaps it's controlling or speaking to him somehow, making his apology seem all target did to deserve being killed, the more sincere]]. * ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''. [[spoiler:Dana next target is told that (as the FinalGirl) she must kill Marty, the only other survivor of their TargetedHumanSacrifice, to prevent the Ancient Ones rising and bringing on TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Dana says, "I'm sorry" apologized to, as she wills herself to shoot her friend. Mary, seeing a werewolf is sneaking up behind her, says "So am I." Cue ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind.]]Wesley still isn't morally committed even though he's otherwise committed]].

* A violent and disturbing example occurs in the Extended Cut of ''[[Film/{{Alien 3}} Alien設]'' with the prisoner Golic. Already driven mad by the sight Some of the Xenomorph, he insists that he must see it again [[spoiler:after the other in-mates have successfully trapped it in a nuclear storage room, where it can't escape]]. Another prisoner is guarding the only door, and warns Golic that it will kill him. Golic looks away, mutters an apology... [[spoiler:then cuts Arthur's throat with a single slash from another prisoner's shaving razor, babbling panicked apologies as the inmate quickly bleeds out]]. It's potentially creepier ''Manga/OnePiece'' fighting games turn [[ChivalrousPervert Sanji]] into this when you consider that Golic [[spoiler:appears fighting against a female opponent as a way to exhibit some religious reverence for the creature, both reference and he asks it what to do, making one wonder if perhaps it's controlling or speaking to him somehow, making [[AcceptableBreaksFromCanon get around]] his apology seem all the more sincere]]. * ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''. [[spoiler:Dana is told that (as the FinalGirl) she must kill Marty, the only other survivor of their TargetedHumanSacrifice, to prevent the Ancient Ones rising and bringing on TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Dana says, "I'm sorry" as she wills herself to shoot her friend. Mary, seeing a werewolf is sneaking up behind her, says "So am I." Cue ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind.]]extreme WouldntHitAGirl tendencies.

* Silverbolt did this to Cheetor several times in a row once in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. Cheetor commented on wanting to return the favor when the argument was made that Silverbolt was "acting in his best interests". * In ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'', when Xander Crews and Killface were forced to fight to the death. They had originally agreed to fake it, and figured they'd think of something eventually, but when the audience wasn't buying it, Killface apologized to Xander before ''biting his ear off'', escalating the fight into actual to-the-death territory. * Starfire from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is oftentimes an apologetic attacker.
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* Silverbolt did this to Cheetor several times in a row once in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. Cheetor commented on wanting to return In the favor ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "I Remember You", Ice King apologizes to Marceline twice after he pushes her. ** The song in that episode has a retroactive and [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] example: -->''"Please forgive me for whatever I do...when the argument was made that Silverbolt was "acting in his best interests". * In ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'', when Xander Crews and Killface were forced to fight to the death. They had originally agreed to fake it, and figured they'd I don't remember you..."'' ** And Jake's mother. -->''Margaret''': Don't think of something eventually, but when the audience wasn't buying it, Killface apologized to Xander before ''biting his ear off'', escalating the fight you can trick me into actual to-the-death territory. * Starfire from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is oftentimes an apologetic attacker.thinking you're some kind of... baby... oh. Are you a baby? -->'''Never Doubt The Blob''': ...Uh-huh. -->'''Margaret''': OH, oh baby, I'm SO sorry *beat* FOR THIS! -->*punches [[spoiler:Jake's biological mother]] to steal venom* -->'''Margaret''': I'msorryI'msorryI'msorryI'msorry...

* The sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' also uses it, when [[spoiler: Asami discovers her father is working for the Equalists]].
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* ** The sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' also uses it, when [[spoiler: Asami discovers her father is working for the Equalists]].

* WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack apologized to a guy for knocking him out and stealing his clothes after Jack's own clothes were stolen. * After Him turned everyone evil in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', they apologized after beating the snot out of everybody.
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* WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack Galen Cox apologizes to Victor Steiner Davion just before he punches him in the jaw in the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' cartoon. Not only is Galen, a Hauptmann, punching his superior officer, a Kommandant, he's just knocked out ''the Crown Prince he swore loyalty to'', albeit on the (very understandable) orders of a general who wants to evacuate Victor from the world before he can be captured or killed when a battle turns against them very badly and Victor refuses to leave the unit behind. * Silverbolt did this to Cheetor several times in a row once in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. Cheetor commented on wanting to return the favor when the argument was made that Silverbolt was "acting in his best interests". * In the climax of the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' movie "Operation: Z.E.R.O.", Numbuh One is able to jury rig the Birthday Suits so they ''partially'' cure his teammates of the zombified condition. (He was in a rush.) As they use the manual controls to launch an attack on [[BigBad Granfather]], Numbuh Two kicks Numbah One in the ribs, and then says, "Uh, sorry! The left side of my body is still evil." * In ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'', when Xander Crews and Killface were forced to fight to the death. They had originally agreed to fake it, and figured they'd think of something eventually, but when the audience wasn't buying it, Killface apologized to Xander before ''biting his ear off'', escalating the fight into actual to-the-death territory. * In ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'', a guy for knocking him out curse cast by King Hsss turns all of the heroes except He-Man and stealing his clothes after Jack's own clothes were stolen. * After Him turned everyone evil in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', they apologized after beating the snot out of everybody.Roboto into Snake-Men, rendering them BrainwashedAndCrazy. (Roboto, being a robot, is immune, and Hsss apparently wanted He-Man to suffer more.) When a fight breaks out, Roboto slugs Mekaneck, saying, "My apologies, Mekaneck."

* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[TheBully Nelson]] apologizes as he is forced to attack Drederick Tatum who has been swabbed with "Poindextrose". * In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', Donatello got one of these while attempting to save a power plant worker from a cooling tower that he'd just rigged to [[StuffBlowingUp blow up]]. ItMakesSenseInContext... -->'''Don:''' We don't have time for this! Please accept my apology! -->'''Worker:''' For what? -->'''Don:''' For this. (Cue the use of his SimpleStaff)

* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[TheBully Nelson]] apologizes In the French cartoon ''Once Upon a Time... Space'', the [[RobotWar Humanoids]] beg the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Cassiopeians]] to surrender during most their battle, as they don't wish to [[CurbStompBattle obliterate them]]. * ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' episode "It's About Time" has Private apologizing to Skipper as he attempts to steal a vile of "Macguffium," a chemical that is forced supposed to attack Drederick Tatum who has been swabbed with "Poindextrose". * In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', Donatello got one of these while attempting to save a power plant worker from a cooling tower that he'd Kowalski's time travel device, the Chronotron, in order to destroy it under another Kowalski's orders. [[spoiler:Private succeeds, but the real Kowalski just rigged so happens to [[StuffBlowingUp blow up]]. ItMakesSenseInContext... -->'''Don:''' We don't have time for this! Please accept my apology! -->'''Worker:''' For what? -->'''Don:''' For this. (Cue a ''spare vile of Macguffium'' and ruins Private's plans.]] * After Him turned everyone evil in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', they apologized after beating the use snot out of his SimpleStaff)everybody.

* In ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'', a curse cast by King Hsss turns all of the heroes except He-Man and Roboto into Snake-Men, rendering them BrainwashedAndCrazy. (Roboto, being a robot, is immune, and Hsss apparently wanted He-Man to suffer more.) When a fight breaks out, Roboto slugs Mekaneck, saying, "My apologies, Mekaneck." * In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "I Remember You", Ice King apologizes to Marceline twice after he pushes her. ** The song in that episode has a retroactive and [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] example: -->''"Please forgive me for whatever I do...when I don't remember you..."'' ** And Jake's mother. -->''Margaret''': Don't think you can trick me into thinking you're some kind of... baby... oh. Are you a baby? -->'''Never Doubt The Blob''': ...Uh-huh. -->'''Margaret''': OH, oh baby, I'm SO sorry *beat* FOR THIS! -->*punches [[spoiler:Jake's biological mother]] to steal venom* -->'''Margaret''': I'msorryI'msorryI'msorryI'msorry... * In the French cartoon ''Once Upon a Time... Space'', the [[RobotWar Humanoids]] beg the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Cassiopeians]] to surrender during most their battle, as they don't wish to [[CurbStompBattle obliterate them]]. * In the climax of the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' movie "Operation: Z.E.R.O.", Numbuh One is able to jury rig the Birthday Suits so they ''partially'' cure his teammates of the zombified condition. (He was in a rush.) As they use the manual controls to launch an attack on [[BigBad Granfather]], Numbuh Two kicks Numbah One in the ribs, and then says, "Uh, sorry! The left side of my body is still evil." * Galen Cox apologizes to Victor Steiner Davion just before he punches him in the jaw in the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' cartoon. Not only is Galen, a Hauptmann, punching his superior officer, a Kommandant, he's just knocked out ''the Crown Prince he swore loyalty to'', albeit on the (very understandable) orders of a general who wants to evacuate Victor from the world before he can be captured or killed when a battle turns against them very badly and Victor refuses to leave the unit behind. * ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' episode "It's About Time" has Private apologizing to Skipper as he attempts to steal a vile of "Macguffium," a chemical that is supposed to power Kowalski's time travel device, the Chronotron, in order to destroy it under another Kowalski's orders. [[spoiler:Private succeeds, but the real Kowalski just so happens to have a ''spare vile of Macguffium'' and ruins Private's plans.]]
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'', WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack apologized to a curse cast by King Hsss turns all of the heroes except He-Man guy for knocking him out and Roboto into Snake-Men, rendering them BrainwashedAndCrazy. (Roboto, being a robot, is immune, and Hsss apparently wanted He-Man to suffer more.) When a fight breaks out, Roboto slugs Mekaneck, saying, "My apologies, Mekaneck." stealing his clothes after Jack's own clothes were stolen. * In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "I Remember You", Ice King On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[TheBully Nelson]] apologizes as he is forced to Marceline twice after he pushes her. ** The song in that episode has a retroactive and [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] example: -->''"Please forgive me for whatever I do...when I don't remember you..."'' ** And Jake's mother. -->''Margaret''': Don't think you can trick me into thinking you're some kind of... baby... oh. Are you a baby? -->'''Never Doubt The Blob''': ...Uh-huh. -->'''Margaret''': OH, oh baby, I'm SO sorry *beat* FOR THIS! -->*punches [[spoiler:Jake's biological mother]] to steal venom* -->'''Margaret''': I'msorryI'msorryI'msorryI'msorry... * In the French cartoon ''Once Upon a Time... Space'', the [[RobotWar Humanoids]] beg the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Cassiopeians]] to surrender during most their battle, as they don't wish to [[CurbStompBattle obliterate them]]. * In the climax of the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' movie "Operation: Z.E.R.O.", Numbuh One is able to jury rig the Birthday Suits so they ''partially'' cure his teammates of the zombified condition. (He was in a rush.) As they use the manual controls to launch an attack on [[BigBad Granfather]], Numbuh Two kicks Numbah One in the ribs, and then says, "Uh, sorry! The left side of my body is still evil." * Galen Cox apologizes to Victor Steiner Davion just before he punches him in the jaw in the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' cartoon. Not only is Galen, a Hauptmann, punching his superior officer, a Kommandant, he's just knocked out ''the Crown Prince he swore loyalty to'', albeit on the (very understandable) orders of a general Drederick Tatum who wants to evacuate Victor has been swabbed with "Poindextrose". * Starfire from the world before he can be captured or killed when a battle turns against them very badly and Victor refuses ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is oftentimes an apologetic attacker. * In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', Donatello got one of these while attempting to leave the unit behind. * ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' episode "It's About Time" has Private apologizing to Skipper as he attempts to steal save a vile of "Macguffium," a chemical that is supposed to power Kowalski's plant worker from a cooling tower that he'd just rigged to [[StuffBlowingUp blow up]]. ItMakesSenseInContext... -->'''Don:''' We don't have time travel device, for this! Please accept my apology! -->'''Worker:''' For what? -->'''Don:''' For this. (Cue the Chronotron, in order to destroy it under another Kowalski's orders. [[spoiler:Private succeeds, but the real Kowalski just so happens to have a ''spare vile use of Macguffium'' and ruins Private's plans.]]his SimpleStaff)
2nd Feb '16 3:01:33 PM nmn3r3
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** Angel Bob.
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** Angel Bob.Bob speaks with Sacred Bob's nervous and shy personality, but is a [[HumanoidAbomination Weeping Angel]], meaning he/it doesn't mean any of the apologies that Bob's character demands.
27th Jan '16 11:35:49 AM TinMan
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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCellBlacklist'', Briggs softly apologizes right before MercyKilling [[spoiler:the Secretary of Defense]]
19th Jan '16 9:02:29 PM Nohbody
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* Remember those newspaper articles about the Polite Bandits? Two women desperate for drug money but apparently not too enthusiastic about the criminal business would rob people at gunpoint while saying "Please," "Thank you," and "I'm sorry." ** These crop up every now and then, and sometimes end up in the news. They vary from genuinely remorseful drug addicts to professional criminals who simply happen to be polite about their business.

* There was a case where a U.S. Serviceman was mugged at gunpoint by three other men... however, upon opening his wallet and finding his military I.D, they returned it to the man, apologized, gave him back his stuff (except his keys...) and thanked him for his service. ** A similar urban legend exists about a group of teens who stole a car for a joyride, opened the glove box and realized it belonged to [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]], and returned the car with an apologetic note. ** UsefulNotes/{{Douglas MacArthur}} was once out driving at night after returning to the US from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI when a man tried to rob his car at gunpoint. [=MacArthur=] proceeded to get out of the car and tell the man that [[ThirdPersonPerson Douglas [=MacArthur=] wouldn't be robbed at gunpoint]], he'd only give up his money if he lost a round of GoodOldFisticuffs. The attacker immediately apologized, saying that he'd served in [=MacArthur=]'s unit during the war and let him proceed on his way.
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* There was a case where a U.S. Serviceman was mugged at gunpoint by three other men... however, upon opening his wallet and finding his military I.D, they returned it to the man, apologized, gave him back his stuff (except his keys...) and thanked him for his service. ** A similar urban legend exists about a group of teens who stole a car for a joyride, opened the glove box and realized it belonged to [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]], and returned the car with an apologetic note. ** UsefulNotes/{{Douglas MacArthur}} was once out driving at night after returning to the US from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI when a man tried to rob his car at gunpoint. [=MacArthur=] proceeded to get out of the car and tell the man that [[ThirdPersonPerson Douglas [=MacArthur=] wouldn't be robbed at gunpoint]], he'd only give up his money if he lost a round of GoodOldFisticuffs. The attacker immediately apologized, saying that he'd served in [=MacArthur=]'s unit during the war and let him proceed on his way.

* Not long ago, there was a bank robber who apologized for frightening an employee. He apologized for scaring her and sat down to talk. She apparently convinced him to convert to Christianity and turn himself in.

* In more civilized days of warfare, warship captains often apologized to the captains and crews of merchant ships they had to sink (for carrying strategic cargo for their enemies and such). There are accounts of apologetic German u-boat captains as late as 1942, in the middle of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII!
18th Jan '16 6:06:49 AM Perseus
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', has a few examples:
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has a few examples:
18th Jan '16 6:06:30 AM Perseus
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', has a few ** The early RandomEncounter Whimsum doesn't want to fight, but feels they have too. Their battle dialogue consists of a lot of apologies, they can be spared right off the bat and their attacks don't even try to hit you ** The optional boss "So Sorry" as per his name, apologies for everything ** [[spoiler:King Asgore Dreemur Lost Soul form in the True Pacifist Final Boss has lines like "Forgive me for this" and "This is my duty"]]
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', has a few few examples: ** The early RandomEncounter Whimsum Whimsun doesn't want to fight, but feels they have too. to. Their battle dialogue consists of a lot of apologies, they can be spared right off the bat and their attacks don't even try to hit you you. ** The optional boss "So Sorry" Sorry", as per his name, apologies [[ApologizesALot apologizes for everything everything]]. He's not even trying to attack you at all, he's just incredibly clumsy. ** [[spoiler:King Asgore Dreemur [[spoiler:Asgore's Lost Soul form in the True Pacifist Final Boss TrueFinalBoss fight has lines like "Forgive me for this" and "This is my duty"]]duty".]]
4th Jan '16 4:44:24 AM MelancholicMonkey
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** There was also the fight that Ned Stark had with Ser [[KnightinShiningArmor Arthur Dayne]] of the Kingsguard years prior to the main events of the story. Ned remembers Dayne as having had a sad smile on his face before they began their fight. Given the events that preceded their fight,[[spoiler: in which Ned's father and older brother were murdered by the king Dayne was pledged to, which in turn led to a terrible war in which Dayne lost several of his closest comrades (including his best friend) as well as utterly failing in his mission as a Kingsguard, it's no wonder Arthur wasn't particularly eager to do battle against Ned.]]
4th Jan '16 4:32:23 AM MelancholicMonkey
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* In the final episode of ''[[Anime/OuranHighSchoolHostClub]]'', the host club is stopped from chasing after Tamaki by the private police force belonging to Kyoya's family. They apologize for standing in the way of the host club, stating that they must obey the wishes of Kyoya's father before his own.
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* In the final episode of ''[[Anime/OuranHighSchoolHostClub]]'', ''Anime/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', the host club is stopped from chasing after Tamaki by the private police force belonging to Kyoya's family. They apologize for standing in the way of the host club, stating that they must obey the wishes of Kyoya's father before his own.
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