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10th Jul '16 5:57:09 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Claymore}}'' universe, this sort of thing happens all the time due to the whole ICannotSelfTerminate thing. The first instance occured in the very first volume when Clare was called upon to MercyKill her girlhood friend Elena.

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* In the ''{{Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' universe, this sort of thing happens all the time due to the whole ICannotSelfTerminate thing. The first instance occured in the very first volume when Clare was called upon to MercyKill her girlhood friend Elena.
7th Jul '16 3:51:18 PM waters20
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* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', CJ is forced to kill [[spoiler: his childhood friends Big Smoke and Ryder after they betray the Grove Street Families gang to side with their rivalry gang, the Ballas. He feels genuine remorse for killing them both]].
9th Jun '16 5:51:39 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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** Once you've got Dean messing around with an ArtifactOfDoom called the ''Mark of Cain'', of course the characters have every reason to fear that Sam may have to kill Dean to prevent the evil-inducing effects of the Mark, or that this induced evil itself might make Dean kill Sam.
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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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
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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.]]
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