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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.
2nd Nov '16 6:54:50 AM JackG
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* ''Series/LadyBlue'': An obscure 1980s series featuring a female Film/DirtyHarry-like policewoman character who has killed so many people she no longer bats an eyelash when she has to fire her gun. The original pilot TV movie calls this into question when she finds herself at an inquiry over her actions.

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* ''Series/LadyBlue'': An ''Lady Blue'', an obscure 1980s 1980's series featuring a female Film/DirtyHarry-like policewoman character who has killed so many people she no longer bats an eyelash when she has to fire her gun. The original pilot TV movie calls this into question when she finds herself at an inquiry over her actions.actions.
* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire''. Jimmy Darmody tells Nuck Thompson this when the latter hesitates before executing him. It turns out to be true, as Nuck does become more ruthless.
19th Sep '16 10:30:56 AM Silverblade2
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* Much of ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'' concerns itself with exactly this trope. It loops around to death being quite bloody horrible once again.

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* %%* Much of ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'' concerns itself with exactly this trope. It loops around to death being quite bloody horrible once again.



* Shows up in [[SignatureStyle a lot]] of Creator/WarrenEllis's work.

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* %%* Shows up in [[SignatureStyle a lot]] of Creator/WarrenEllis's work.



* This trope is pretty much the source of a lot of internal conflict for the main character in ''Film/KnockaroundGuys''.

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* %%* This trope is pretty much the source of a lot of internal conflict for the main character in ''Film/KnockaroundGuys''.



* Incorporated to disturbing effect in the Creator/StevenSpielberg film ''Film/{{Munich}}''. It takes its toll on the characters, however.

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* %%* Incorporated to disturbing effect in the Creator/StevenSpielberg film ''Film/{{Munich}}''. It takes its toll on the characters, however.



* This is strongly implied to be the case for the murderer in the LordPeterWimsey novel ''Unnatural Death''.

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* Repeatedly referenced in Joe Abercrombie's ''Literature/TheFirstLaw'' trilogy. Logen Ninefingers is basically the living embodiment of this trope, which at least still disturbs him.

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* %%* Repeatedly referenced in Joe Abercrombie's ''Literature/TheFirstLaw'' trilogy. Logen Ninefingers is basically the living embodiment of this trope, which at least still disturbs him.



* The title character of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', as indicated by the page quote. Though in that case it's not so much killing as cold-blooded murder (he starts the play as a soldier).

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* %%* The title character of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', as indicated by the page quote. Though in that case it's not so much killing as cold-blooded murder (he starts the play as a soldier).



* ''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'' uses this plotline extensively.
* As does ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''.

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* %%* As does ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''.
19th Sep '16 10:25:42 AM Silverblade2
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* Heavily lampshaded in ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' by Prof. Colbert.

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* %%* Heavily lampshaded in ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' by Prof. Colbert.



** Completely averted with [[spoiler:Annie Leonhart, Reiner Braun, and Bertolt Hoover]]. Once their identities are exposed, it becomes quite clear that while they are for the most point able to kill without mercy in the moment, doing so has left them deeply traumatized. Rather than getting easier, for these {{Tyke Bomb}}s it has become harder as they've come to understand the reality of their actions.

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** Completely averted Averted with [[spoiler:Annie Leonhart, Reiner Braun, and Bertolt Hoover]]. Once their identities are exposed, it becomes quite clear that while they are for the most point able to kill without mercy in the moment, doing so has left them deeply traumatized. Rather than getting easier, for these {{Tyke Bomb}}s it has become harder as they've come to understand the reality of their actions.
18th Sep '16 5:40:08 PM rjd1922
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* In the first game of the SaintsRow series, Troy paraphrases this trope on very rare occasions: "It gets easier every time." [[spoiler:If you pay attention to what he's doing whenever he says this (killing a cop), you'll get a hint as to his [[TheMole true motivation]] for joining the Saints]]

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* In the first game of the SaintsRow ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' series, Troy paraphrases this trope on very rare occasions: "It gets easier every time." [[spoiler:If you pay attention to what he's doing whenever he says this (killing a cop), you'll get a hint as to his [[TheMole true motivation]] for joining the Saints]]
13th Aug '16 4:44:31 PM nombretomado
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This trope is often used to segue a character from your average guy to a cold blooded killer; the more he's had to kill, the less he cares each time he's done it. It's also usually part of the backstory for an HitmanWithAHeart. Occasionally it also is invoked in crime dramas in storylines where use of deadly force by police officers becomes part of the story (most notably the DirtyHarry films), wherein idealistic characters (often newbie cadets who have had to end a life for the first time) express fear of this trope. A first kill scenario often occurs in films and TV series involving newbie officers/agents, with "it gets easier" often implied if the character proceeds to amass a body count as the film/series goes on without any apparent ill effects.

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This trope is often used to segue a character from your average guy to a cold blooded killer; the more he's had to kill, the less he cares each time he's done it. It's also usually part of the backstory for an HitmanWithAHeart. Occasionally it also is invoked in crime dramas in storylines where use of deadly force by police officers becomes part of the story (most notably the DirtyHarry ''Film/DirtyHarry'' films), wherein idealistic characters (often newbie cadets who have had to end a life for the first time) express fear of this trope. A first kill scenario often occurs in films and TV series involving newbie officers/agents, with "it gets easier" often implied if the character proceeds to amass a body count as the film/series goes on without any apparent ill effects.



* ''Series/LadyBlue'': An obscure 1980s series featuring a female DirtyHarry-like policewoman character who has killed so many people she no longer bats an eyelash when she has to fire her gun. The original pilot TV movie calls this into question when she finds herself at an inquiry over her actions.

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* ''Series/LadyBlue'': An obscure 1980s series featuring a female DirtyHarry-like Film/DirtyHarry-like policewoman character who has killed so many people she no longer bats an eyelash when she has to fire her gun. The original pilot TV movie calls this into question when she finds herself at an inquiry over her actions.
9th Aug '16 1:09:54 AM Psyclone
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'''Dryden''': Made you feel it, did he? Well, you needn't worry. [[KilledMidSentence The second is]]--\\

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'''Dryden''': -->'''Dryden''': Made you feel it, did he? Well, you needn't worry. [[KilledMidSentence The second is]]--\\
9th Aug '16 1:09:17 AM Psyclone
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-->'''Dryden''': Made you feel it, did he? Well, you needn't worry. [[KilledMidSentence The second is]]--''(gets shot by Bond)''
-->'''Bond''': [[BondOneLiner Yes. Considerably.]]

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-->'''Dryden''': '''Dryden''': Made you feel it, did he? Well, you needn't worry. [[KilledMidSentence The second is]]--''(gets shot by Bond)''
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'''Bond''': ''[Shoots Dryden]''
[[BondOneLiner Yes. Considerably.]]
25th Jul '16 4:18:27 PM Psyclone
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** The [[VideoGame/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber sequel]] muddies this even further by revealing that [[spoiler:Jacket was a former Spec-Ops soldier.]]
17th Jul '16 6:16:31 AM JackG
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* Lampshaded in the UsefulNotes/ColdWar thriller ''An H-Bomb for Alice'' by Ian Stewart. When TheMole takes several hostages, he says he's already committed one murder and [[ImpliedDeathThreat they say that the next one is a lot easier]].

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* Lampshaded in the UsefulNotes/ColdWar thriller ''An H-Bomb for Alice'' by Ian Stewart. When TheMole takes several hostages, he says warns them not to resist as he's already committed one murder and [[ImpliedDeathThreat they say that the next one is a lot easier]].
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