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5th Apr '16 12:46:50 AM JulianLapostat
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* ''Series/{{Vinyl}}'' shows the music business without any romanticism or varnish. Artists and musicians are treated as commodities and not equal partners, their work and labour is exploited and their actual wishes and desires are overriden by executives who barely have taste in music:
--> '''Morrie''': Musicians are not your friends. They are products.
15th Mar '16 8:18:33 PM YamiVizziniX
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* In [[Fanfic/TheDearSweetieBelleContinuity "Dear Dinky Hooves"]], Time Turner and [[spoiler:Nevermore]] reluctantly [[spoiler:killed Rarity's parents]] as one step in saving the timeline from annihilation.
4th Mar '16 9:17:35 PM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''Literature/DebtOfHonor'', the US does some ambiguous things to even the odds against the Japanese, like using a gadget to blind the pilots of two AWACS planes so they crash on landing, but several of the POV characters seen doing so don't enjoy it.
19th Jan '16 12:31:22 AM tsstevens
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* [[ShootTheDog "If I gave any other answer, would an arrow from the rookery snuff me like a candle?"]] Like Mordin above by ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' Leliana had slid down the moral slope into this: some of her actions she's happy to advise if they are to help a friend, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo while some she sees as pungent but necessary.]]



* [[ShootTheDog "If I gave any other answer, would an arrow from the rookery snuff me like a candle?"]] Like Mordin above by ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' Leliana had slid down the moral slope into this: some of her actions she's happy to advise if they are to help a friend, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo while some she sees as pungent but necessary.]]
19th Jan '16 12:30:37 AM tsstevens
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* [[ShootTheDog "If I gave any other answer, would an arrow from the rookery snuff me like a candle?"]] Like Mordin above by ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' Leliana had slid down the moral slope into this: some of her actions she's happy to advise if they are to help a friend, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo while some she sees as pungent but necessary.]]
15th Dec '15 8:35:02 AM akylae
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* General Gaines of ''Series/YouMeAndTheApocalypse'' lives and breathes this trope. Mostly so his partner Scotty wouldn't have to.
12th Dec '15 6:33:22 AM AFP
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* Curtis "[[BloodKnight Bombs Away]]" [=LeMay=], supposedly the inspiration for [[Film/DoctorStrangelove General]] [[GeneralRipper Jack Ripper]], had this to say regarding the US fire bombing (and later atomic bombing) campaign which killed hundreds of thousands of Japanese citizens:
-->As far as casualties were concerned I think there were more casualties in the first attack on Tokyo with incendiaries than there were with the first use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The fact that it's done instantaneously, maybe that's more humane than incendiary attacks, if you can call any war act humane. I don't, particularly, so to me there wasn't much difference. A weapon is a weapon and it really doesn't make much difference how you kill a man. If you have to kill him, well, that's the evil to start with and how you do it becomes pretty secondary. I think your choice should be which weapon is the most efficient and most likely to [[WarIsHell get the whole mess over with as early as possible.]]
27th Oct '15 12:18:50 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The firing of the Halos by the Forerunners, which killed off all sentient life left in the Milky Way, save for the lucky few who were evacuated beforehand. The ''only'' reason the [=IsoDidact=] went through with it was because the only other option would have been the extinction of ''all'' life (even those who had been evacuated) via angry and twisted HiveMind {{Eldritch Abomination}}s]. To say that he was ''not happy'' about carrying it out is the {{Understatement}} of the century.

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** The firing of the Halos by the Forerunners, which killed off all sentient life left in the Milky Way, save for the lucky few who were evacuated beforehand. The ''only'' reason the [=IsoDidact=] went through with it was because the only other option would have been the extinction of ''all'' life (even those who had been evacuated) via angry and twisted HiveMind {{Eldritch Abomination}}s].Abomination}}s. To say that he was ''not happy'' about carrying it out is the {{Understatement}} of the century.
27th Oct '15 12:18:05 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Cortana, in the final cutscene of the first game, asserts IDidWhatIHadToDo ([[spoiler:destroying the titula, though it's clear from her tone of voice that she's trying to convince herself and the Master Chief, not stating her actual feelings.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Cortana, in the final cutscene of the first game, asserts IDidWhatIHadToDo ([[spoiler:destroying that her and Chief [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what they had to do]] [[spoiler:by destroying the titula, titular ringworld to save the galaxy, despite the fact that an unknown number of UNSC allies were still trapped on its surface]], though it's clear from her tone of voice that she's trying to convince herself and the Master Chief, not stating her actual feelings.
27th Oct '15 12:15:23 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Cortana, in the final Cut Scene, asserts IDidWhatIHadToDo, though it's clear from her tone of voice that she's trying to convince herself and the Master Chief, not stating her actual feelings.
%%** Inverse this is O.N.I.s job, they are the one's who pick children for the Spartan II program, and they kidnapped them and place a flash clone which will die in a few days in their place.
%%*** One of their more recent operations is creating a civil war among the Elites as a means to give the UNSC an edge over their dealings with them. It backfired on them in a huge way.
** The firing of the Halos by the Forerunners. The ''only'' reason the Iso-Didact went through with it was because the only other option is the extinction of all life [[spoiler: via angry, twisted, post-god HiveMind abominations]]. To say that he was ''not happy'' about carrying it out is the {{Understatement}} of the century.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Cortana, in the final Cut Scene, cutscene of the first game, asserts IDidWhatIHadToDo, IDidWhatIHadToDo ([[spoiler:destroying the titula, though it's clear from her tone of voice that she's trying to convince herself and the Master Chief, not stating her actual feelings.
%%** Inverse this is O.N.I.s job, they are the one's who pick ** The entire Office of Naval Intelligence runs a whole host of shady operations, ranging from smearing reporters, to sabotaging humanity's closest and most sincere alien ally, to kidnapping children for the Spartan II program, and they kidnapped forcing them and place a flash clone which will die in a few days in their place.
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into lifetime military service. Not surprisingly, many of their more recent operations is creating a civil war among ONI's own people feel pretty bad about the Elites as a means to give things they're done, even if they'd do it again under the UNSC an edge over their dealings with them. It backfired on them in a huge way.
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** The firing of the Halos by the Forerunners. Forerunners, which killed off all sentient life left in the Milky Way, save for the lucky few who were evacuated beforehand. The ''only'' reason the Iso-Didact [=IsoDidact=] went through with it was because the only other option is would have been the extinction of all ''all'' life [[spoiler: (even those who had been evacuated) via angry, twisted, post-god angry and twisted HiveMind abominations]].{{Eldritch Abomination}}s]. To say that he was ''not happy'' about carrying it out is the {{Understatement}} of the century.
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