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10th Apr '18 4:53:26 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has Blackwatch, a sister organization to the eponymous peace-keeping army that handled black ops and tasks that Overwatch could not officially sanction. While most members of Blackwatch had no qualms with the morally ambiguous nature of their work, some, like Jesse [=McCree=], began to develop doubts, particularly after an operation to Venice to abduct a wanted criminal for questioning [[spoiler:that ended in his commanding officer, Gabriel Reyes, killing the target in cold blood.]]
7th Apr '18 12:47:43 PM gb00393
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** One of the traits that set Varys apart in King's Landing is that unlike most of the other schemers (such as Tywin, Cersei, and Littlefinger), Varys seems to feel a degree of guilt for all the scheming he has to do. For example, it's plainly visible before and during Tyrion's trial that he absolutely ''hates'' what is happening, but keeps going because it's what he has to do.
27th Mar '18 1:26:21 PM fighwitt
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* In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', it eventually turns out that [[spoiler:Magog himself]] lives and breathes this trope (as is fitting as he is a {{deconstruction}} of the NinetiesAntiHero). He eventually [[spoiler:has a mental breakdown during his reunion with Superman, haunted by the fact that the destruction of Kansas is his fault and that his adoring public and Superman himself just stood aside and let him slide that far]].

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* In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', it eventually turns out that [[spoiler:Magog himself]] lives and breathes this trope (as is fitting as he is a {{deconstruction}} of the NinetiesAntiHero). He eventually [[spoiler:has a mental breakdown during his reunion with Superman, Franchise/{{Superman}}, haunted by the fact that the destruction of Kansas is his fault and that his adoring public and Superman himself just stood aside and let him slide that far]].


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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Legionnaire]] Dev-Em reveals that in the past he had to turn a partner over to the enemy to carry a mission forward. He didn't like it, he still has nightmares about it... but his actions saved lifes.
-->'''Dev-Em:''' It was an inforunning operation out of a Dark Circle world. My contact was a man in deep cover. Their cointelpro caught up to us just after an information drop. We had made arrangements on what to do if such a thing happened. I exposed him as a traitor. My cover held. He was taken away, tortured, and killed. I got the package through. Later, I saw to it that his torturers got theirs. No, I didn't do it personally... but I made sure it was done. That's how it is in my world. Not pretty, but we get the job done.\\
'''Kara Zor-El:''' ...\\
'''Dev:''' No, don't think I enjoyed it. Rolg's face still comes to me in a particularly juicy nightmare every now and then. But he has to wait his time in line. And you know what he tells me? He tells me about the people of that world who were liberated, in time, with the information I got through. He tells me that I did the right thing.
26th Oct '17 6:43:28 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Ordeal In Otherwhere]]'', Charis sees Lantee taken prisoner and flees to BringNewsBack. Later, when Thorvald is ennumerating the problems, he says Lantee is probably prisoner, and she thinks he may be dead, and then that he's not mindlocked, and they may have used a MindProbe on him. She turns pale and shaking enough to make him stop, take her hands, and tell her they must face the possibility. She tells him that she had just left him, and he assures her that she did the right thing.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Ordeal In Otherwhere]]'', ''Literature/OrdealInOtherwhere'', Charis sees Lantee taken prisoner and flees to BringNewsBack. Later, when Thorvald is ennumerating the problems, he says Lantee is probably prisoner, and she thinks he may be dead, and then that he's not mindlocked, and they may have used a MindProbe on him. She turns pale and shaking enough to make him stop, take her hands, and tell her they must face the possibility. She tells him that she had just left him, and he assures her that she did the right thing.
23rd Sep '17 4:41:15 PM NeoChaos
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', the Phantom Thieves are well aware that their actions are not that of [[LawfulGood pure justice]], and are really acting of their [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality accord and mroals]] but the fact is that the people they targeted are either so far gone or at the precipice of falling; as well as being in positions that prevent the law from touching them, that HeelFaceBrainwashing is the lesser of two evils. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] before [[spoiler: Kunikazu Okumura's palace]] stating that not everyone with warped desires is evil enough to brain wash.

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* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', the Phantom Thieves are well aware that their actions are not that of [[LawfulGood pure justice]], and are really acting of their [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality accord and mroals]] morals]] but the fact is that the people they targeted are either so far gone or at the precipice of falling; as well as being in positions that prevent the law from touching them, that HeelFaceBrainwashing is the lesser of two evils. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] before [[spoiler: Kunikazu Okumura's palace]] stating that not everyone with warped desires is evil enough to brain wash.
18th Sep '17 7:54:48 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar II: Retribution'': twenty years after ''Chaos Rising'', Diomedes is finally convinced (via ExactEavesdropping) that [[spoiler:his Chapter Master]] has fallen to Chaos. He also has at least ''four centuries'' of service to the Chapter, and exactly how much of that service was spent killing innocents and destroying proof of [[spoiler:Kyras']] corruption instead of protecting the Chapter's secrets causes a HeroicBSOD, deciding to hold position on a SpceHulk filled with orks and Tyranids. It takes the Ancient breaking his vow of silence to snap him out of it and get back to fighting the Emperor's enemies, for real this time.
29th Aug '17 11:20:55 PM Zaiaku666
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', the Phantom Thieves are well aware that their actions are not that of [[LawfulGood pure justice]], and are really acting of their [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality accord and mroals]] but the fact is that the people they targeted are either so far gone or at the precipice of falling; as well as being in positions that prevent the law from touching them, that HeelFaceBrainwashing is the lesser of two evils. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] before [[spoiler: Kunikazu Okumura's palace]] stating that not everyone with warped desires is evil enough to brain wash.
23rd Feb '17 4:16:41 AM MinisterOfSinister
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** "Delenda Est": Everard lies to Deirdre about his presence in her AlternateHistory, and then about their ability to go back -- they will not return her to it, to be blotted out with the rest of it, but he feels guilty about both the lies and the way they are consigning everyone in that history to non-existence.



** "Delenda Est": Everard lies to Deirdre about his presence in her AlternateHistory, and then about their ability to go back -- they will not return her to it, to be blotted out with the rest of it, but he feels guilty about both the lies and the way they are consigning everyone in that history to non-existence.
12th Jan '17 10:04:00 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** "The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword" is an ancient custom in the North, where the incumbent Lord Stark personally judges and carries out executions. It's meant as a safeguard against tyranny because a ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is and may become arbitrary. Ned's son, Robb, later follows this philosophy.
** Ned euthanizes Lady himself because she deserves better than to be butchered by Cersei's men, but he's very afflicted by Robert's decision.
** Stannis expresses some regret over killing Renly, but rationalizes that it was the only way to get back the forces that had been stolen from him.
11th Jan '17 6:11:34 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' ''Gaudy Night'', LordPeterWimsey has Harriet help him draw out information from the senior university members. She tells him that she feels like Judas, he tells her it's part of the job, and she soldiers on.

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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' ''Gaudy Night'', LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey has Harriet help him draw out information from the senior university members. She tells him that she feels like Judas, he tells her it's part of the job, and she soldiers on.
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