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22nd Jan '16 8:15:17 AM erttheking
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The people of South Park had no problem with killing people from New Jersey, they simply didn't have enough men and weapons to finish the job.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': South Park is saved from hostile takeover by the Jersey Shore by ''Al-Qaeda''.
20th Dec '15 5:42:51 PM nombretomado
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* The first ''ComicBook/NickFury Agent of SHIELD'' story in the SilverAge ended with the fleeing leader of [[NebulousEvilOrganization HYDRA]] being killed by his own men when they fail to recognize him out of his identity-concealing uniform. Curiously, both Fury's UsefulNotes/WorldWarII stories in the concurrent ''Sergeant Fury and His Howling Commandoes'' comic and later SHIELD stories depicted Fury or his agents killing bad guys in combat.
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* The first ''ComicBook/NickFury Agent of SHIELD'' story in the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} ended with the fleeing leader of [[NebulousEvilOrganization HYDRA]] being killed by his own men when they fail to recognize him out of his identity-concealing uniform. Curiously, both Fury's UsefulNotes/WorldWarII stories in the concurrent ''Sergeant Fury and His Howling Commandoes'' comic and later SHIELD stories depicted Fury or his agents killing bad guys in combat.
14th Dec '15 2:32:10 PM thatother1dude
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Considering they deliberately tricked them into murdering someone, the protagonists clearly have no restraints against killing him, they just weren't in a position to.
* A chilling example in TheShawshankRedemption, combined with LaserGuidedKarma. After Boggs and the Sisters beat Andy "within an inch of his life", Boggs returns cockily to his cell after his spending his time in solitary, whereupon Hadley and the other guards beat him nearly comatose...but the Sisters leave Andy alone after that.
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* A chilling example in TheShawshankRedemption, ''Literature/TheShawshankRedemption'' combined with LaserGuidedKarma. LaserGuidedKarma: After Boggs and the Sisters beat Andy "within an inch of his life", Boggs returns cockily to his cell after his spending his time in solitary, whereupon Hadley and the other guards beat him nearly comatose...but the Sisters leave Andy alone after that.

* In a StoryArc on ''Series/NYPDBlue'' Diane is undercover working a man who has ties to the IRA. He drugs her and takes her home, she doesn't know what happened. Bobby and Andy go to the bar that he hangs out at and drop hints that he's a police informant, so his contacts in the IRA kill him.
12th Dec '15 8:28:25 AM randomsurfer
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* In a StoryArc on ''Series/NYPDBlue'' Diane is undercover working a man who has ties to the IRA. He drugs her and takes her home, she doesn't know what happened. Bobby and Andy go to the bar that he hangs out at and drop hints that he's a police informant, so his contacts in the IRA kill him.
10th Dec '15 10:30:06 AM newPS3D
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* A chilling example in TheShawshankRedemption, combined with LaserGuidedKarma. After Boggs and the Sisters beat Andy "within an inch of his life", Boggs returns cockily to his cell after his spending his time in solitary, whereupon Hadley and the other guards beat him nearly comatose...but the Sisters leave Andy alone after that.
4th Dec '15 9:06:39 PM Psyga315
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** In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', this was done not so much as to spare the hero from killing off someone, but to make it so the person doing the dirty work in question [[MoralEventHorizon crosses the line in doing so]] and punctuate himself as the local HateSink. Want context? Well, [[spoiler:Kouta is hesitant to fight a human that he saw transform into an Inves before his eyes and is dead set on trying to have him be human again. He gets to his breaking point and at that time, Sigurd arrives, easily kills the human, then rubs it in Kouta's face by claiming it as a heroic feat.]] A similar thing happens late in the series, when [[spoiler:MadScientist Ryoma has just vivisected Mai in his quest for the power that she now holds, killing her in the process. Kouta might be too nice to kill him (and had been in a bad situation of nearly dying), but ''Kaito'' isn't; brutally beating Ryoma to death and cementing himself as the series' final antagonist.]]
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** In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', this was done not so much as to spare the hero from killing off someone, but to make it so the person doing the dirty work in question [[MoralEventHorizon crosses the line in doing so]] and punctuate himself as the local HateSink. Want context? Well, [[spoiler:Kouta is hesitant to fight a human that he saw transform into an Inves before his eyes and is dead set on trying to have him be human again. He gets to his breaking point and at that time, Sigurd arrives, easily kills the human, then rubs it in Kouta's face by claiming it as a heroic feat.]] A similar thing happens late in the series, when [[spoiler:MadScientist Ryoma has just vivisected Mai in his quest for the power that she now holds, killing her in the process. process and also [[BreakTheHaughty reducing another villain to tears in the process]]. Kouta might be too nice to kill him (and had been in a bad situation of nearly dying), but ''Kaito'' isn't; brutally beating Ryoma to death and cementing driving him to suicide cemented himself as the series' final antagonist.]]
25th Nov '15 7:59:53 PM thatother1dude
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Joker is not doing something the good guys are averse to there.
* In a classic crossover set in WWII, the Joker gets his hands on an atomic bomb and delivers it to his employer. However, when he discovers his boss is the Red Skull, the Joker shows some morality for the first time in his miserable life. -->'''Joker''': You mean that's not some crazy disguise? I've been working for a ''Nazi?'' -->'''The Red Skull''': Why should that upset you? From what I can tell, you have the makings of a good Nazi yourself! -->'''Joker''': That mask must be cutting off the flow of blood to your brain, pal! I may be a criminal lunatic but I'm an ''American'' criminal lunatic! ** The Joker ends up stopping the Skull from dropping the bomb onto Washington, the two ending up falling out together over the ocean.
25th Nov '15 12:26:42 PM MikeW
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* In a classic crossover set in WWII, the Joker gets his hands on an atomic bomb and delivers it to his employer. However, when he discovers his boss is the Red Skull, the Joker shows some morality for the first time in his miserable life. -->'''Joker''': You mean that's not some crazy disguise? I've been working for a ''Nazi?'' -->'''The Red Skull''': Why should that upset you? From what I can tell, you have the makings of a good Nazi yourself! -->'''Joker''': That mask must be cutting off the flow of blood to your brain, pal! I may be a criminal lunatic but I'm an ''American'' criminal lunatic! ** The Joker ends up stopping the Skull from dropping the bomb onto Washington, the two ending up falling out together over the ocean.
21st Nov '15 11:46:13 AM Nikumubeki
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** Incidentally, [[spoiler: Nale]]'s death was done partly because [[spoiler: he killed Malack, Tarquin's best friend and the one who turned Durkon into a Vampire.]] This act also [[spoiler: got rid of a potential threat in the form of a vampire, and freed Durkon his Thrall state, allowing him to rejoin the Order of the Stick.]]
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** Incidentally, [[spoiler: Nale]]'s death was done partly because [[spoiler: he killed Malack, Tarquin's best friend and the one who turned Durkon into a Vampire.]] This act also [[spoiler: got seemed to get rid of a potential threat in the form of a vampire, and as it freed Durkon his Thrall state, allowing him to rejoin the Order of the Stick.Stick. Or so [[DemonicPossession it seemed]]...]]
14th Nov '15 4:52:47 PM Totema
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** Sisko himself pulls this gambit in order to capture the renegade Maquis operative Eddington, by using (and threatening to continue using) a biogenic weapon to make a Maquis colony uninhabitable. For anyone else in the Federation, this would be far too heinous of an action - but for Sisko, ItsPersonal.
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