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10th May '16 11:00:23 PM erforce
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%%* [[RobotGirl Cameron]] of ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' is perfectly willing and able to do horrible and violent things to people. She isn't inherently cruel, but she uses very cold and literally mechanical logic when it comes to dealing with threats, and will often kill people who the Connors refuse to.

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%%* [[RobotGirl Cameron]] of ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' is perfectly willing and able to do horrible and violent things to people. She isn't inherently cruel, but she uses very cold and literally mechanical logic when it comes to dealing with threats, and will often kill people who the Connors refuse to.
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.
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