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29th May '16 12:33:02 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Shinji killing his only friend Kaworu, in order to save humanity. Kaworu actually ''[[GoOutWithASmile smiles]]'' when he tells Shinji he has to die...

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Shinji killing his only friend Kaworu, in order to save humanity. Kaworu actually ''[[GoOutWithASmile smiles]]'' when he tells Shinji he has to die...


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* After having died several episodes prior, Kanou from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' is revived by Buros with an evil show. This causes Ririka to have to kill him after learning he is affiliated with Dark Joker.
11th May '16 4:02:14 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'', the titular feather is used to sacrifice party members, but it will ''only'' work on people who already trust you as a friend. So they ''have'' to like you for you to kill them.

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* In ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'', ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'', the titular feather is used to sacrifice party members, but it will ''only'' work on people who already trust you as a friend. So they ''have'' to like you for you to kill them.
7th May '16 6:52:23 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Lelouch (as Zero) is forced to shoot Euphemia after he accidentally Geasses her into killing all the Japanese, sending her on a rampage. Just as he does it, he mentally bids her farewell, and even thinks to himself that she was his first love. He's later shown angsting over it.
** And then there's the finale, where Suzaku, disguised as Zero, stabs Lelouch in a ThanatosGambit. He's shown crying while doing it.
*** It's also especially tragic because everybody except Lelouch thinks Suzaku is dead and since he was an accomplice in the ZeroApprovalGambit, he can't go public or he'll ruin Lelouch's plans. Also, he can't take the easy way out because his "live" Geass forces him to do exactly that.

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Lelouch (as Zero) is forced to shoot Euphemia after he accidentally Geasses her into killing all the Japanese, sending her on a rampage. Just as he does it, he mentally bids her farewell, and even thinks to himself that she was [[BrotherSisterIncest his first love.love]]. He's later shown angsting over it.
** And then Then there's the finale, where Suzaku, disguised as Zero, stabs Lelouch in a ThanatosGambit. He's shown crying while doing it.
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it. It's also especially tragic because everybody except Lelouch thinks Suzaku is dead and since he was an accomplice in the ZeroApprovalGambit, he can't go public or he'll ruin Lelouch's plans. Also, he can't take the easy way out because his "live" Geass forces him to do exactly that.



** Kakashi discovers that [[spoiler:his hero and childhood friend Obito Uchiha]] caused the Fourth Shinobi War, which makes killing him Kakashi's responsibility and no-one else's. An interesting example, since Naruto (the idealist) still wants to redeem him, while Kakashi [[spoiler:and Minato Namikaze]], who knew and loved him, fight only to kill.
*** Subverted when [[spoiler: after Obito is defeated, just as Kakashi is about to kill him, Minato stops him from doing so so that Obito can have a chance at redemption.]]

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** Kakashi discovers that [[spoiler:his hero and childhood friend Obito Uchiha]] caused the Fourth Shinobi War, which makes killing him Kakashi's responsibility and no-one else's. An interesting example, since Naruto (the idealist) still wants to redeem him, while Kakashi [[spoiler:and Minato Namikaze]], who knew and loved him, fight only to kill. \n*** Subverted when [[spoiler: after Obito is defeated, just as Kakashi is about to kill him, Minato stops him from doing so so that Obito can have a chance at redemption.]]



* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[CoolBigSis Mami]] during the third timeline of episode ten's GroundhogDayLoop hits the DespairEventHorizon upon learning the true nature of Magical Girls after [[TragicMonster Sayaka]] turns into a witch and has to be killed. Not wanting the rest of the magical girls to turn like her, Mami kills Kyouko, but before she is able to kill Homura and Madoka before presumably ending her own life, Madoka shoots her. After doing that, poor Madoka collapses in tears, asking the newly released Homura between sobs why did such things have to happen.

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[[CoolBigSis Mami]] during the third timeline of episode ten's GroundhogDayLoop hits the DespairEventHorizon upon learning the true nature of Magical Girls after [[TragicMonster Sayaka]] turns into a witch and has to be killed. Not wanting the rest of the magical girls to turn like her, Mami kills Kyouko, but before she is able to kill Homura and Madoka before presumably ending her own life, Madoka shoots her. After doing that, poor Madoka collapses in tears, asking the newly released Homura between sobs why did such things have to happen.



** Yuuri gets dangerously close to this when she almost kills [[spoiler:Kurumi]], thinking she's becoming a zombie. Thankfully another character appears with an antidote before she can. It still might occur in the future though.

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** Yuuri gets dangerously close to this when she almost kills {{mercy kill}}s [[spoiler:Kurumi]], thinking she's who is becoming a zombie. Thankfully another character Miki appears with an antidote before she can. It still might occur in the future though.


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* In ''Anime/OccultAcademy'' Maya is forced to behead her fathers possessed corpse. He was technically already dead but the results are similar.
30th Mar '16 10:01:47 PM theknack101
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'': [[spoiler:Ramza]] [[MercyKill is forced to kill]] [[spoiler:his brother Zalbaag, who has been reanimated as a vampire by Folmarv and [[ICannotSelfTerminate as he can't control his own body, pleads for mercy]]]].

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'': [[spoiler:Ramza]] [[MercyKill is forced to kill]] [[spoiler:his brother Zalbaag, who has been reanimated as a vampire by Folmarv and [[ICannotSelfTerminate as he can't control his own body, pleads for mercy]]]].death]]]].
11th Mar '16 1:34:48 AM Will
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* ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} had to do this in ''[[ComicBook/XForce Uncanny X-Force]]''. Twice. The first was her lover, Archangel; he was possessed by Apocalypse, forcing her to completely erase his mind. The second was her brother, Jamie; his future self was a multiverse-conquering demon, so she killed him to save the worlds.
5th Mar '16 8:01:08 PM FordPrefect
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* In seppuku, the role of the ''kaishaku'' is to behead the man who has just committed the act. It was usually filled by a friend, or at least a loyal servant. This likely formed because seppuku, being a suicide ritual in which you stab yourself in abdomen and cut left from right, would otherwise bring about an incredibly painful end. The exact time to behead varied and was discussed between the principal and kaishaku beforehand - while initially the beheading was performed after stabbing themselves and cutting horizontally, it changed as time went on to that they may beheaded as soon as they stab themselves before they can even show pain from it, or even just showing they intended to go through with it by making a motion toward grabbing the suicide blade.

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* In seppuku, the role of the ''kaishaku'' is to behead the man who has just committed the act. It was usually filled by a friend, or at least a loyal servant. This likely formed because seppuku, being a suicide ritual in which you stab yourself in abdomen and cut left from right, would otherwise bring about an incredibly painful end. The exact time to behead varied and was discussed between the principal and kaishaku beforehand - while initially the beheading was performed after stabbing themselves and cutting horizontally, it changed as time went on to that they may be beheaded as soon as they stab themselves before they can even show pain from it, or even just showing they intended to go through with it by making a motion toward grabbing the suicide blade.
10th Feb '16 5:08:50 PM Pichu-kun
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* Frequently occurs in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' as the main characters are TrueCompanions yet often kill each other in different arcs. [[spoiler:Keiichi in Onikakushi-hen might be the truest to this trope. He killed Mion and Rena (one of which he even likes romantically, though which depends on the arc) in self defense, crying while doing so. In reality they were no harm and he was simply [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness insane and thought]] they were going to kill him.]]

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* Frequently occurs in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' as the main characters are TrueCompanions yet often kill each other in different arcs. [[spoiler:Keiichi Keiichi in Onikakushi-hen ''Onikakushi-hen'' might be the truest to this trope. He killed Mion [[spoiler:Mion]] and Rena (one of which he even likes romantically, though which depends on the arc) [[spoiler:Rena]] in self defense, crying while doing so. The series implies he's in love with one of them, though which one depends on the arc (''Onikakushi'' itself suggests [[spoiler:Keiichi loved Rena]]). In an even more depressing twist, [[spoiler:in reality they were of no harm and he was simply [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness insane and thought]] they were going trying to kill him.]]
2nd Feb '16 3:31:52 AM Adept
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* Raziel from ''AngelSanctuary'' forces himself to shoot his beloved superior Zaphikel when the latter transforms into a ghoul.

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* Raziel from ''AngelSanctuary'' ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'' forces himself to shoot his beloved superior Zaphikel when the latter transforms into a ghoul.



* ''CodeGeass'': Lelouch (as Zero) is forced to shoot Euphemia after he accidentally Geasses her into killing all the Japanese, sending her on a rampage. Just as he does it, he mentally bids her farewell, and even thinks to himself that she was his first love. He's later shown angsting over it.

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* ''CodeGeass'': ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Lelouch (as Zero) is forced to shoot Euphemia after he accidentally Geasses her into killing all the Japanese, sending her on a rampage. Just as he does it, he mentally bids her farewell, and even thinks to himself that she was his first love. He's later shown angsting over it.



* ''WeissKreuz'' loves this trope. ''Loves'' it. Aya has to kill two of his mentors; Ken has to kill his best friend, girlfriend, surrogate mother, ''and'' old friend's brother; and Youji gets to kill ''three'' girlfriends.

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* ''WeissKreuz'' ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' loves this trope. ''Loves'' it. Aya has to kill two of his mentors; Ken has to kill his best friend, girlfriend, surrogate mother, ''and'' old friend's brother; and Youji gets to kill ''three'' girlfriends.



* In ''ProjectARMS'', all of the heroes say, in no uncertain terms, that they won't hesitate to kill Ryo if he's taken over by the Jabberwock. Given that he fears that happening to him, it's actually ''comforting''. At the end of the manga, he remembers this when he has to bring himself to kill Katsumi, who is possessed by Alice. Fortunately, she gets better.

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* In ''ProjectARMS'', ''Manga/ProjectARMS'', all of the heroes say, in no uncertain terms, that they won't hesitate to kill Ryo if he's taken over by the Jabberwock. Given that he fears that happening to him, it's actually ''comforting''. At the end of the manga, he remembers this when he has to bring himself to kill Katsumi, who is possessed by Alice. Fortunately, she gets better.



* In ''MaiHime'', Natsuki takes it upon herself to end her best (and for a long time, only) friend Shizuru's rampage, knowing that both of them will die in the process.

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* In ''MaiHime'', ''Manga/MaiHime'', Natsuki takes it upon herself to end her best (and for a long time, only) friend Shizuru's rampage, knowing that both of them will die in the process.
25th Dec '15 10:50:28 PM RavenWilder
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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', Clarke has to kill Finn, the boy she had fallen for, [[MercyKill so at least his death will be quick, compared to what the Grounders have planned for him.]]
12th Nov '15 4:19:50 PM nombretomado
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** In ''RivieraThePromisedLand'', the trope is zigzagged, with a huge deal made out of how Ein is going to have to fight his mentor and best friend Ledah; the player is made to expect this trope. The battle leaves Ledah badly injured and asking for a MercyKill, but Ein refuses on the grounds of no way is he doing that to a friend. Shortly after this, Ledah does die, but it's at the hands of an enemy character after all.
** ''YggdraUnion'' has quite a lot of these--you are forced to kill the sympathetic queen of the Undines, either Roswell or Rosary (both of whom are otherwise recruitable), and a lot of innocent Bronquian civilians; in each case Yggdra and company are left wondering whether this is really the right thing to do. On top of that, there are three ShootTheDog fights--against the Verlaine ruler you killed and Kylier after they CameBackWrong, and Gulcasa, maddened by grief and about to unwittingly trigger TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt by [[DrivenToSuicide very literally]] [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself]]. The last three especially are infamous TearJerker moments.

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** In ''RivieraThePromisedLand'', ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'', the trope is zigzagged, with a huge deal made out of how Ein is going to have to fight his mentor and best friend Ledah; the player is made to expect this trope. The battle leaves Ledah badly injured and asking for a MercyKill, but Ein refuses on the grounds of no way is he doing that to a friend. Shortly after this, Ledah does die, but it's at the hands of an enemy character after all.
** ''YggdraUnion'' ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' has quite a lot of these--you are forced to kill the sympathetic queen of the Undines, either Roswell or Rosary (both of whom are otherwise recruitable), and a lot of innocent Bronquian civilians; in each case Yggdra and company are left wondering whether this is really the right thing to do. On top of that, there are three ShootTheDog fights--against the Verlaine ruler you killed and Kylier after they CameBackWrong, and Gulcasa, maddened by grief and about to unwittingly trigger TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt by [[DrivenToSuicide very literally]] [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself]]. The last three especially are infamous TearJerker moments.
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