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22nd May '17 3:39:12 PM redandready45
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* ''Literature/TheAngloAmericanNaziWar'': [[TheAlliance The A4]], despite fighting a brutal war, spend on ton valuable resources trying to help civilians and offer food to any enemy that surrenders. But what do they do to a nation that [[FinalSolution enslaved and murdered tens of millions]], unleashed deadly gas attacks, [[spoiler: murdered members of the British Royal Family, and turned [[OmnicidalManiac all of France into a wasteland]] out of sheer spite?]] Well:
** The Nazi Reich endures [[spoiler: horrific nuclear and biochemical attacks. Berlin is not just destroyed, but is rendered ''uninhabitable for decades'']].
** When Nazi soldiers decide to impersonate British soldiers and murder civilians in order to scare civilians away, Special Forces hunt them down without mercy.
** [[spoiler: Per treaty Germany is permanently broken into several nations to ensure another horror doesn't come back from the grave. When a group of nationalists tried to militarily revolt to unite Germany, the A4 ''nuked'' the city of Stettin]].
** In a more personal example, a respectable Kansas soldier who lost several of his comrades in war was implied to have abandoned his guard duty [[spoiler: so that a group of Polish survivors could take brutal revenge on a group of former concentration camp commanders]].
15th May '17 5:32:41 PM KaputExaltation
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* Franchise/{{Superman}}, having SuperStrength and all, tries to exert the least amount of force he can to resolve a situation. But if a villain really [[MoralEventHorizon crosses the line]]... [[BewareTheSuperman Well...]]

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* Franchise/{{Superman}}, having SuperStrength being a FlyingBrick and all, tries to exert the least amount of force he can to resolve a situation. But if a villain really [[MoralEventHorizon crosses the line]]... line]], [[BewareTheSuperman Well...]]they're in for a world of hurt]].
15th May '17 5:30:21 PM KaputExaltation
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** Played almost to the point of LampshadeHanging in one issue, where Major Force (trope-namer for StuffedIntoTheFridge) mocks Superman for being "too polite". His response? [[BodyHorror Melting him into a pile of slag.]] He [[FateWorseThanDeath lived through it]], and [[ThouShaltNotKill Superman knew he would,]] but... "I'm polite to people. Good people. But people like you..."

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** Played almost to the point of LampshadeHanging in one issue, where Major Force (trope-namer for StuffedIntoTheFridge) [[BullyingADragon mocks Superman Superman]] for being "too polite". His response? In response, Superman [[BodyHorror Melting him melted him]] into a pile of [[http://web.archive.org/web/20170516002155/https://arousinggrammardotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/supermanmoment10.jpg pile]][[http://web.archive.org/web/20170516001929/https://arousinggrammardotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/supermanmoment11.jpg of]][[http://web.archive.org/web/20170516002303/https://arousinggrammardotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/supermanmoment12.jpg slag.]] He [[FateWorseThanDeath lived through it]], and [[ThouShaltNotKill Superman knew he would,]] but... "I'm polite to people. Good people. But people like you..."it, but that's [[AndIMustScream not much of a comfort]].
15th May '17 11:20:04 AM mouschilight
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** Choji Akamichi also qualifies. He is one of the more laid back and personable people in the entire series, and has a rather strong moral compass, but he is still a Konoha shinobi and is willing to die defending his comrades. In the Sasuke Retrival Arc he [[spoiler: volunteers to stay behind to block Jirobo's persuit of Team Shikamaru, and not only manages to defy the odds and win the fight but absolutely destroys Jirobo when the latter insults Shikamaru, becoming the first member of Naruto's generation to kill an opponent outright]].

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** Choji Akamichi Akimichi also qualifies. He is one of the more laid back and personable people in the entire series, and has a rather strong moral compass, but he is still a Konoha shinobi and is willing to die defending his comrades. In the Sasuke Retrival Arc he [[spoiler: volunteers to stay behind to block Jirobo's persuit of Team Shikamaru, and not only manages to defy the odds and win the fight but absolutely destroys Jirobo when the latter insults Shikamaru, becoming the first member of Naruto's generation to kill an opponent outright]].
6th May '17 12:36:43 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse Leni Loud]] is considered by the fanbase to be the nicest kid in her family and the fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12320880/1/Mall-Rats Mall Rats]]'' uses the characterization flawlessly. Then some jocks decide that it's a good idea to push around Lincoln in front of her. Leni tries to get them to leave peacefully but they ignore her. So she kicks the crap out of them.
5th May '17 12:02:30 PM Gravidef
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* In ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'', [[NoNameGiven Red Guy]] is the tallest (and presumed oldest) of the main trio. He's also TheStoic to extreme levels (virtually never raising his voice or getting upset), and shows compassion to his friends. But in Episode Four ("Computers"), he shows that he's getting sick of the insane, babbling Teachers making trouble. He calls out Colin the Computer for his stupidity and even tries to shut him down (Yellow Guy and Duck Guy ''never'' touch the Teachers), refuses to be taken in by the clicks and whistles the computer offers, and even escapes the "digital world" Colin creates. [[spoiler: Granted, this gets Red Guy "killed"--or at least warped out of the reality of the show--but in Episode Five, he's shown trying to save his friends by calling them from the real world. Red Guy even ends up saving the day in Episode Six by unplugging the device that seems to be powering the horrific world he and his friends once inhabited.]]

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* In ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'', [[NoNameGiven Red Guy]] is the tallest (and presumed oldest) of the main trio. He's also TheStoic to extreme levels (virtually never raising his voice or getting upset), and shows compassion to his friends. But in Episode Four ("Computers"), he shows that he's getting gets sick of the insane, babbling Teachers making trouble. He trouble, and starts fighting back: he calls out Colin the Computer for his stupidity and even tries to shut him down (Yellow Guy and Duck Guy ''never'' touch the Teachers), refuses to be taken in by the clicks and whistles the computer offers, and even escapes the "digital world" Colin creates. creates through sheer force of will. [[spoiler: Granted, this gets Red Guy "killed"--or at least warped out of the reality of the show--but in Episode Five, he's shown still trying to save his friends by calling them from the real world. Red Guy even ends up saving the day in Episode Six by unplugging the device that seems to be powering the horrific world reality he and his friends once inhabited.]]
5th May '17 12:01:02 PM Gravidef
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* In ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'', [[NoNameGiven Red Guy]] is the tallest (and presumed oldest) of the main trio. He's also TheStoic to extreme levels (virtually never raising his voice or getting upset), and shows compassion to his friends. But in Episode Four ("Computers"), he shows that he's getting sick of the insane, babbling Teachers making trouble. He calls out Colin the Computer for his stupidity and even tries to shut him down (Yellow Guy and Duck Guy ''never'' touch the Teachers), refuses to be taken in by the clicks and whistles the computer offers, and even escapes the "digital world" Colin creates. [[spoiler: Granted, this gets Red Guy "killed"--or at least warped out of the reality of the show--but in Episode Five, he's shown trying to save his friends by calling them from the real world. Red Guy even ends up saving the day in Episode Six by unplugging the device that seems to be powering the horrific world he and his friends once inhabited.]]
5th May '17 11:52:44 AM Gravidef
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** It seems as if the trope is going to be [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Bob is captured by Syndrome for the first time and (mistakenly) believes Helen and the kids are dead: he tries to grab the villain, but ends up snatching Mirage instead (and only because Mirage protected Syndrome by pushing him out of the way). Bob threatens to crush Mirage if Syndrome doesn't free him, but the villain calls his bluff, calling him "weak" when he lets her go. This leads to Mirage [[DiscussedTrope bringing up]] the trope with Syndrome later, pointing out that valuing life isn't a weakness, and ''not'' valuing it isn't a strength, and eventually leads her to a full-on HeelFaceTurn later in the film. Unfortunately, by that point, Bob's had some time to think about his family's death, and he's now more than willing to ''very'' slowly squeeze Mirage's throat so that she'll feel every second of her death. It's only by gasping out that his family survived that she's able to survive herself. Later, when Syndrome [[spoiler: kidnaps Jack-Jack]], Bob's solution is to [[CarFu ''throw a freaking CAR'' at the villain, which blows up his aircraft [[spoiler: and inadvertently kills him]].

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** It seems as if the trope is going to be [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Bob is captured by Syndrome for the first time and (mistakenly) believes Helen and the kids are dead: he tries to grab the villain, but ends up snatching Mirage instead (and only because Mirage protected Syndrome by pushing him out of the way). Bob threatens to crush Mirage if Syndrome doesn't free him, but the villain calls his bluff, calling him "weak" when he lets her go. This leads to Mirage [[DiscussedTrope bringing up]] the trope with Syndrome later, pointing out that valuing life isn't a weakness, and ''not'' valuing it isn't a strength, and eventually leads her to a full-on HeelFaceTurn later in the film. Unfortunately, by that point, Bob's had some time to think about his family's death, and he's now more than willing to ''very'' slowly squeeze Mirage's throat so that she'll feel every second of her death. It's only by gasping out that his family survived that she's able to survive herself. Later, when Syndrome [[spoiler: kidnaps Jack-Jack]], Bob's solution is to [[CarFu ''throw a freaking CAR'' at the villain, villain]], which blows up his aircraft [[spoiler: and inadvertently kills him]].



** Heck, even [[CloudCuckoolander Edna Mode]] falls under this trope. She's a fashion designer for superheroes, and serves as a large source of comic relief in the film. But she also gets two moments of pure harshness. When she asks if Helen really knows what Bob has been up to, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness all semblance of joking vanishes]] when she repeats the question: "Do you ''know'' where he is?" Later, when Helen has a HeroicBSOD upon discovering Bob's secret return to heroism, Edna [[ArmorPiercingSlap smacks her around a bit]] and tells her that she needs to pull herself together and save her husband.

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** Heck, even [[CloudCuckoolander Edna Mode]] falls under this trope. She's a fashion designer for superheroes, and serves as a large source of comic relief in the film. But she also gets two moments of pure harshness. When she asks if Helen really knows what Bob has been up to, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness all semblance of joking vanishes]] when as she repeats the question: question so pointedly that it sounds like a statement: "Do you ''know'' where he is?" is." Later, when Helen has a HeroicBSOD upon discovering Bob's secret return to heroism, Edna [[ArmorPiercingSlap smacks her around a bit]] and tells her that she needs to pull herself together and save her husband.


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*** It's worth noting that [[spoiler: in this case, Chrysalis, who's the queen of an EmotionEater race, was pretty much beyond all power limits during the battle, as she'd been feasting on the love between Shining Armor and Princess Cadence. In the sixth season finale, when faced with the prospect of fighting Celestia (and all of the other Mane Cast) again, she promptly turned tail and fled]].
5th May '17 11:11:53 AM Gravidef
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** It seems as if the trope is going to be [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Bob is captured by Syndrome for the first time and (mistakenly) believes Helen and the kids are dead: he tries to grab the villain, but ends up snatching Mirage instead (and only because Mirage tried to protect Syndrome by pushing him out of the way). Bob threatens to crush Mirage if Syndrome doesn't free him, but the villain calls his bluff, calling him "weak" when he lets her go. This leads to Mirage [[DiscussedTrope bringing up]] the trope with Syndrome later, pointing out that valuing life isn't a weakness, and ''not'' valuing it isn't strength, and prompts a HeelFaceTurn later in the film. Unfortunately, by that point, Bob's had some time to think about his family's death, and he's now very willing to ''very'' slowly squeeze Mirage's windpipe, killing her. It's only by gasping out that his family survived that she's able to survive herself.
** [[AnIcePerson Frozone]] follows a similar policy--he doesn't use lethal force either, and is a polite, cheerful, wisecracking guy. But he's also perfectly willing to completely encase someone in ice, [[AndIMustScream leaving them completely immobile, but alive and aware of their surroundings.]] The movie ''does'' go out of its way to prove that this isn't lethal--the policeman who gets this treatment is clearly shown moving his eyes, and other officers discover him immediately afterward, so it will probably be a question of quickly defrosting the guy. But still, the potential side-effects (hypothermia, etc.) and [[FridgeHorror deeper implications]] (what happens if the cops don't defrost him correctly?) mean he's plenty capable of doing real damage.

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** It seems as if the trope is going to be [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Bob is captured by Syndrome for the first time and (mistakenly) believes Helen and the kids are dead: he tries to grab the villain, but ends up snatching Mirage instead (and only because Mirage tried to protect protected Syndrome by pushing him out of the way). Bob threatens to crush Mirage if Syndrome doesn't free him, but the villain calls his bluff, calling him "weak" when he lets her go. This leads to Mirage [[DiscussedTrope bringing up]] the trope with Syndrome later, pointing out that valuing life isn't a weakness, and ''not'' valuing it isn't a strength, and prompts eventually leads her to a full-on HeelFaceTurn later in the film. Unfortunately, by that point, Bob's had some time to think about his family's death, and he's now very more than willing to ''very'' slowly squeeze Mirage's windpipe, killing her.throat so that she'll feel every second of her death. It's only by gasping out that his family survived that she's able to survive herself. \n Later, when Syndrome [[spoiler: kidnaps Jack-Jack]], Bob's solution is to [[CarFu ''throw a freaking CAR'' at the villain, which blows up his aircraft [[spoiler: and inadvertently kills him]].
** [[AnIcePerson Frozone]] follows a similar policy--he doesn't use lethal deadly force either, and is a polite, cheerful, wisecracking guy. But he's also perfectly willing to completely encase someone in ice, [[AndIMustScream leaving them completely immobile, but alive and aware of their surroundings.]] The movie ''does'' go out of its way to prove that this isn't lethal--the policeman who gets this treatment is clearly shown moving his eyes, and other officers discover him immediately afterward, so it will probably be a question of quickly defrosting the guy. But still, the potential side-effects (hypothermia, etc.) and [[FridgeHorror deeper implications]] (what happens if the cops don't defrost him correctly?) mean he's plenty capable of doing real damage.damage.
** Heck, even [[CloudCuckoolander Edna Mode]] falls under this trope. She's a fashion designer for superheroes, and serves as a large source of comic relief in the film. But she also gets two moments of pure harshness. When she asks if Helen really knows what Bob has been up to, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness all semblance of joking vanishes]] when she repeats the question: "Do you ''know'' where he is?" Later, when Helen has a HeroicBSOD upon discovering Bob's secret return to heroism, Edna [[ArmorPiercingSlap smacks her around a bit]] and tells her that she needs to pull herself together and save her husband.
5th May '17 11:01:39 AM Gravidef
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* In ''Film/TheIncredibles'', there's Bob and Helen Parr, better known as [[SuperStrength Mr. Incredible]] and [[RubberMan Elastigirl]], respectively. They don't believe in using lethal force, do their best to protect civilians and save lives, and even exchange a sigh of "I love you" in the middle of a battle. But just because they ''don't'' kill doesn't mean that they ''can't''--they choose not to, and there's a big difference (see: Bob taking out a massive group of {{Mook}}s in a few seconds, or Helen knocking out a robber with a single punch without even looking at him). And God have mercy on your soul if you dare to [[MamaBear touch their]] [[PapaWolf children]].
** It seems as if the trope is going to be [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Bob is captured by Syndrome for the first time and (mistakenly) believes Helen and the kids are dead: he tries to grab the villain, but ends up snatching Mirage instead (and only because Mirage tried to protect Syndrome by pushing him out of the way). Bob threatens to crush Mirage if Syndrome doesn't free him, but the villain calls his bluff, calling him "weak" when he lets her go. This leads to Mirage [[DiscussedTrope bringing up]] the trope with Syndrome later, pointing out that valuing life isn't a weakness, and ''not'' valuing it isn't strength, and prompts a HeelFaceTurn later in the film. Unfortunately, by that point, Bob's had some time to think about his family's death, and he's now very willing to ''very'' slowly squeeze Mirage's windpipe, killing her. It's only by gasping out that his family survived that she's able to survive herself.
** [[AnIcePerson Frozone]] follows a similar policy--he doesn't use lethal force either, and is a polite, cheerful, wisecracking guy. But he's also perfectly willing to completely encase someone in ice, [[AndIMustScream leaving them completely immobile, but alive and aware of their surroundings.]] The movie ''does'' go out of its way to prove that this isn't lethal--the policeman who gets this treatment is clearly shown moving his eyes, and other officers discover him immediately afterward, so it will probably be a question of quickly defrosting the guy. But still, the potential side-effects (hypothermia, etc.) and [[FridgeHorror deeper implications]] (what happens if the cops don't defrost him correctly?) mean he's plenty capable of doing real damage.
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