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6th Sep '17 9:22:15 PM Kadorhal
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* This is one of the many reasons Franchise/{{Batman}} doesn't kill. If he resorts to the one first kill (he says is often all too easy to fall into it), he may become jaded to humanity and not be able to stop. [[note]]This is the ''modern-day'' interpretation of the Dark Knight. In the early years of the character -- the late 1930s -- Batman often killed people and carried a gun. [[/note]]

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* This is one of the many reasons Franchise/{{Batman}} doesn't kill. If he resorts to the one first kill (he says is often all too easy to fall into it), he may become jaded to humanity and not be able to stop. [[note]]This is the ''modern-day'' interpretation of the Dark Knight. In the early years of the character -- the late 1930s -- Batman often killed people and carried a gun. [[/note]]



---> '''Checkmate Operative''': We have no evidence of Batman ever having killed.
---> '''Batman''': I fail to see why you think I'd leave any.

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---> '''Checkmate --->'''Checkmate Operative''': We have no evidence of Batman ever having killed.
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killed.\\
'''Batman''': I fail to see why you think I'd leave any.



-->'''Dryden''': How did he die?
-->'''[[Film/JamesBond Bond]]''': Your contact? Not well.
-->'''Dryden''': Made you feel it, did he? Well, you needn't worry. [[KilledMidSentence The second is]]--\\
'''Bond''': ''[Shoots Dryden]'' [[BondOneLiner Yes. Considerably.]]

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-->'''Dryden''': How did he die?
-->'''[[Film/JamesBond
die?\\
'''[[Film/JamesBond
Bond]]''': Your contact? Not well.
-->'''Dryden''':
well.\\
'''Dryden''':
Made you feel it, did he? Well, you needn't worry. [[KilledMidSentence The second is]]--\\
'''Bond''': ''[Shoots ''[shoots Dryden]'' [[BondOneLiner Yes. Considerably.]]



--> '''Asyr''': "It's called maturing, Gavin, and not everyone likes it."
--> '''Gavin''': "Thanks, but I still have to wonder if it's right that we can see something like that and just continue on."
--> '''Asyr''': "We continue on, my dear, because we must. [...] Our mission is to fly our X-Wings, to locate and destroy the kind of monsters who would do this kind of thing. Doing that requires all the maturity we can muster."

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--> '''Asyr''': "It's -->'''Asyr''': It's called maturing, Gavin, and not everyone likes it."
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'''Gavin''': "Thanks, Thanks, but I still have to wonder if it's right that we can see something like that and just continue on."
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'''Asyr''': "We We continue on, my dear, because we must. [...] Our mission is to fly our X-Wings, to locate and destroy the kind of monsters who would do this kind of thing. Doing that requires all the maturity we can muster."
21st Jul '17 5:03:10 AM JackG
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** Chrighton went out of his way to avoid killing anyone for most of the first season; his first kill is in episode 18 and was caused by mind control, which caused him considerable distress. After that it was like a switch was flipped in his head, and he dispassionately finished off the surviving enemies at the end of the episode by himself. In later episodes he's just as quick to kill as the professional fighters in the crew.

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** Chrighton Crichton went out of his way to avoid killing anyone for most of the first season; his first kill is in episode 18 and was caused by mind control, which caused him considerable distress. After that it was like a switch was flipped in his head, and he dispassionately finished off the surviving enemies at the end of the episode by himself. In later episodes he's just as quick to kill as the professional fighters in the crew.



* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': AvertedTrope in episode "Matsya Nyaya". [[spoiler:A woman shoots her boyfriend InTheBack, then goes to shoot the protagonist. He says the first time was easier because she's thought about it for a long time and psyched herself up to do it. Sure enough she can't kill a tied-up stranger in cold blood, and flees (only to promptly get shot by someone more ruthless).]]

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. AvertedTrope in episode "Matsya Nyaya". [[spoiler:A A woman shoots her boyfriend InTheBack, then goes to shoot the protagonist.John Reese. He says the first time was easier because she's thought about it for a long time and psyched herself up to do it. Sure enough she can't kill a tied-up stranger in cold blood, and flees (only to promptly get shot by [[AlwaysABiggerFish someone more ruthless).]]ruthless]]).
15th Jun '17 6:54:04 PM Anddrix
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Buffy is GenreSavvy enough that a substantial part of her later character arc is about trying to avert this trope.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Buffy is GenreSavvy smart enough that a substantial part of her later character arc is about trying to avert this trope.
31st May '17 11:53:24 AM Lemia
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* In ''Literature/TheMonk'', it takes a long time and a series of life-threatening events for Ambrosio to give into the temptation to have sex with [[FemmeFatale Matilda]] and the narrator even acknowledges that the amount of temptation he experienced would have been nigh-impossible for any other man to resist too. Once Ambrosio crosses that line, however, it becomes increasingly easier for Matilda to convince him to do more and more sinful acts until he's raping and killing innocent women entirely of his own volition.
10th Apr '17 5:10:33 PM Kalaong
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* ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'': The titular character starts the game as an ApologeticAttacker and cries things like "I'm sorry!" and "No..." the first few times she kills someone. If you decide to become an instrument of alien genocide, her quotes change to things like "Hah...YOU DIE!" and "AAAARGH!"

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* ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'': The titular character starts the game as an ApologeticAttacker and cries things like "I'm sorry!" and "No..." the first few times she kills someone. If you decide to become an instrument of alien genocide, her quotes change to things like "Hah... YOU DIE!" and "AAAARGH!"



* Outside of the UnfortunateImplications of WhiteMansBurden, this is the trope the main characters development is based around in ''VideoGame/FarCry3''. He starts out as a privileged upper class post grad looking to exploit the jungle paradise with his friends, and ends up getting kidnapped and nearly sold into slavery. In the process of escaping he watches his brother die in his arms, and moments later gains his first kill in self defense, which nearly causes him to break down were it not for the disastrous circumstances of his escape. As the game goes on though, and he ranks up a body count most military platoons would be jealous of, this trope ends up causing him to devolve into a full out BloodKnight. [[spoiler: In the good ending, he fully recognizes that [[HeWhoFightsMonsters he has become a monster]] due to his kill count, while desperately hoping that there is a way for him to come back from the abyss he's fallen into.]]

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* Outside of the UnfortunateImplications of WhiteMansBurden, this is the trope the main characters development is based around in ''VideoGame/FarCry3''. He starts out as a privileged upper class post grad looking to exploit the jungle paradise with his friends, and ends up getting kidnapped and nearly sold into slavery. In the process of escaping he watches his brother die in his arms, and moments later gains makes his first kill in self defense, self-defense, which nearly causes him to break down were it not for the disastrous circumstances of his escape. As the game goes on though, and he ranks up a body count most military platoons would be jealous of, this trope ends up causing him to devolve into a full out all-out BloodKnight. [[spoiler: In the good ending, he fully recognizes that [[HeWhoFightsMonsters he has become a monster]] due to his kill count, while desperately hoping that there is a way for him to come back from the abyss he's fallen into.]]]]
-->'''Jason''': Hey, I got a crazy question. You won first place at that swimming championship this year, right?\\
'''Daisy''': Yeah, the 400 meter.\\
'''Jason''': What did it feel like, winning? Not afterward, on the podium. But in the water, when you hit the pad.\\
'''Daisy''': Like I was really...present. Like the whole world was me.\\
'''Jason''': You know...I never thought I'd be able to kill someone. The first time, it felt wrong. Which is good, right? But now... it feels like winning.
31st Jan '17 6:56:15 PM Kafkesque
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** Of note however is in the God-Machine Chronicle and rules update for the NWoD is that Normal Playable Humans should never get too the Point that killing is simple and not a Ding on the Morality gauge. Specific Types of Supernatural Being on the other hand handle this differently.

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** Of note however note, however, is in the God-Machine Chronicle and rules update for the NWoD ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' is that Normal Playable Humans normal playable humans should never get too to the Point point that killing is simple and not a Ding ding on the Morality gauge. Specific Types types of Supernatural Being supernatural being, on the other hand hand, handle this differently.


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* Breaking the Laws of Magic with BlackMagic in ''TabletopGame/TheDresdenFiles'' [=RPG=] adaptation gives you a bonus to future violations of the same law ([[OffWithHisHead assuming you get to live long enough to use it]]).
11th Jan '17 7:04:38 PM nombretomado
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%%* This is strongly implied to be the case for the murderer in the LordPeterWimsey novel ''Unnatural Death''.

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%%* This is strongly implied to be the case for the murderer in the LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey novel ''Unnatural Death''.
9th Jan '17 1:10:33 PM Xtifr
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* Zig-zagged in the form of a page quote in the book ''Necropolis'' by DanAbnett. A medic is describing his mindset to survive during his long service to the Imperium.

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* Zig-zagged in the form of a page quote in the book ''Necropolis'' by DanAbnett.Creator/DanAbnett. A medic is describing his mindset to survive during his long service to the Imperium.
2nd Jan '17 3:41:26 PM Xtifr
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* In the AlexRider novel Scorpia, Alex goes undercover and fakes an assassination, when he claims he felt nothing when he killed his victim the AffablyEvil henchman says that's normal and tells him that eventually he'll start to like it.

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* In the AlexRider Literature/AlexRider novel Scorpia, ''Scorpia'', Alex goes undercover and fakes an assassination, when he claims he felt nothing when he killed his victim the AffablyEvil henchman says that's normal and tells him that eventually he'll start to like it.
17th Nov '16 10:01:02 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Chrighton went out of his way to avoid killing anyone for most of the first season; his first kill is in episode 18 and was caused by mind control, which caused him considerable distress. After that it was like a switch was flipped in his head, and he dispassionately finished off the surviving enemies at the end of the episode by himself. In later episodes he's just as quick to kill as the professional fighters in the crew.
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