History Main / MercyKill

24th Jul '16 9:44:26 PM rehberre
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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 2: Shadows of Amn'' you do this to a fellow prisoner in Irenicus' dungeon/laboratory. The poor fellow is being kept alive in a special tank against his will and has died and been brought back countless times. He begs you to kill him by removing the energy cell that powers his life support, which is convenient for you since you need that cell to power a different device.

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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 2: Shadows of Amn'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIIShadowsOfAmn'' you do this to a fellow prisoner in Irenicus' dungeon/laboratory. The poor fellow is being kept alive in a special tank against his will and has died and been brought back countless times. He begs you to kill him by removing the energy cell that powers his life support, which is convenient for you since you need that cell to power a different device.device.
** Later in the game, if you completed a romance with one of the original four love interests, [[TheDragon Bodhi]] turns him or her into a half-vampirized thrall. In Bodhi's BossBattle you have to [[PlayerPunch kill your love interest]], even if you kill Bodhi first. Fortunately, in this universe, death, [[DeathIsCheap while not always cheap,]] [[BackFromTheDead isn't necessarily permanent.]]
** In the final battle of ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal'', the final BigBad [[spoiler:turns Imoen into the Slayer]], forcing you to either put her down or play keep-away until she snaps out of it.
24th Jul '16 11:56:17 AM REV6Pilot
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* In the Pacific Theater during World War II, an American pilot managed to get his badly shot-up plane back to his base, but had the landing gear give out on landing, flipping the plane. When the plane came to rest, the pilot was still alive but badly injured, and the plane caught fire. A Marine officer was the first person to reach the plane, and upon seeing the cockpit engulfed in flames and hearing the screams of the trapped pilot, immediately drew his pistol and shot the man twice in the head, killing him instantly. There was very low level talk of court-martialing the Marine, until Admiral Nimitz found out and promptly went ballistic, wondering why the ''fuck'' they were thinking about court-martialing a man who had the balls to do something that had to be done. Because situations like this happen ''all the time'' during war, there are specific sections of the Uniform Code of Military Justice that deal with it directly and absolutely forbid hindsight or Monday-morning quarterbacking, holding that only the conditions at the time of the incident can be taken into account.

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* In the Pacific Theater during World War II, an American pilot managed to get his badly shot-up plane back to his base, but had the landing gear give out on landing, flipping the plane. When the plane came to rest, the pilot was still alive but badly injured, and the plane caught fire. A Marine officer was the first person to reach the plane, and upon seeing the cockpit engulfed in flames and hearing the screams of the trapped pilot, immediately drew his pistol and shot the man twice in the head, killing him instantly. There was very low level talk of court-martialing the Marine, until Admiral Nimitz found out and promptly went ballistic, wondering why the ''fuck'' they were thinking about court-martialing a man who had the balls to [[ShootTheDog do something that had to be done.done]]. Because situations like this happen ''all the time'' during war, there are specific sections of the Uniform Code of Military Justice that deal with it directly and absolutely forbid hindsight or Monday-morning quarterbacking, holding that only the conditions at the time of the incident can be taken into account.
23rd Jul '16 9:53:06 AM Korodzik
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* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/50670/elements-of-harm Elements of Harm]]'', each of the Mane Six becomes an "Element" of a different aspect of warfare; [[TheCutie Fluttershy]], of all ponies, is the Element of the Mercy Kill, "quieting those in agony and making sure they stay down."
18th Jul '16 1:32:40 PM DrOO7
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** In another one, as Doc is transporting a badly burned colleague to a hospital with a special burn, the man begs him to do this (aside from the agony he's already in, he knows full well it's only a matter of time before he dies from infection and dehydration). Doc finally complies and gives him a lethal dose of morphine.

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** In another one, as Doc is transporting a badly burned colleague to a hospital with a special burn, burn unit, the man begs him to do this (aside from the agony he's already in, he knows full well it's only a matter of time before he dies from infection and dehydration). Doc finally complies and gives him a lethal dose of morphine.
2nd Jul '16 8:20:40 AM thatmadork
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* The FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' implicitly but certainly feels like this, as the boss in question is [[spoiler:an alien child turned into [[EldritchAbomination a formless blob of hate and insanity]] by his own psychic powers, existing in a perpetual state of self-inflicted MindRape.]]
27th Jun '16 12:08:01 PM Onlythrice
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** When investigating the Shrine of Dumat if Calpernia became [[PlayerCharacter The Inquisitor]]'s rival, you meet a Tevinter Magister named Erasthenes who was magically bound by [[spoiler: [[BigBad Corypheus]]]] and imprisoned. He begs you to kill him, but you can alternatively decide that the information he has is too useful and keep him alive. If you're playing as a mage, [[TakeAThirdOption you can also make him Tranquil so he no longer minds being bound indefinitely, which he happily agrees to.]]
26th Jun '16 2:09:02 PM Onlythrice
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** Partially subverted in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''. [[spoiler: After Metal Gear Sahelanthropus attacks [[BigBad Skull Face]] and leaves him crushed under scaffolding, he begs Venom Snake and Miller to perform this trope. Instead they use his own gun to [[PayEvilUntoEvil blow off his arm and leg before leaving him to bleed out,]] [[LeaveBehindaPistol leaving the gun and a single bullet just out of his reach.]] At least until [[HateSink Huey]] shoots him in the face once their backs are turned and [[ComicallyMissingthePoint starts cheering about getting his revenge]].]]

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** Partially Double subverted in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''. [[spoiler: After Metal Gear Sahelanthropus attacks [[BigBad Skull Face]] and leaves him crushed under scaffolding, he begs Venom Snake and Miller to perform this trope. Instead they use his own gun to [[PayEvilUntoEvil blow off his arm and leg before leaving him to bleed out,]] [[LeaveBehindaPistol leaving the gun and a single bullet just out of his reach.]] At least until [[HateSink Huey]] shoots him in the face once their backs are turned and [[ComicallyMissingthePoint starts cheering about getting his revenge]].]]
25th Jun '16 7:57:43 PM ZimFan89
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* Series/WynonnaEarp has to do this a few times:
** When her friend Shorty (who was already mortally wounded) is [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by a revenant seeking to escape from the [[SealedEvilInACan Ghost River Triangle]], he begs Wynonna to kill him, as the revenant's presence is clearly causing him agony.
** A revenant couple -- who appear to be the {{Token Good Teammate}}s of the lot -- ask Wynonna to put them down, since one has already been put into [[FateWorseThanDeath pained catatonia]] by being outside the Triangle, and the other doesn't want to live without him.
** She does this twice in the first season finale: [[spoiler: when [[CainAndAbel Willa]] is dragged off by the EldritchAbomination she'd summoned, and when [[BigBad Bobo]] is being taken by the Black Badge Division to a prison outside the Triangle.]]
24th Jun '16 10:36:55 PM Fireblood
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** Daenerys Targaryen's killing of her husband Khal Drogo when he's left {{empty shell}} by a {{blood magic}} spell.

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** Daenerys Targaryen's killing of her husband Khal Drogo when he's left an {{empty shell}} by a {{blood magic}} spell.



** Daenerys Targaryen smothers her brain-dead but still alive husband Drogo [[VorpalPillow with a pillow]].
** In a variation, Ned Stark kills the direwolf Lady personally because she is "of the North" and deserves better than a hired headsman who sees it as just another duty.
** Strongly implied with [[spoiler: Maester Luwin, who asks for "a boon" from Osha, who grants it offscreen.]]
24th Jun '16 10:33:05 PM Onlythrice
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** Partially subverted in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''. [[spoiler: After Metal Gear Sahelanthropus attacks [[BigBad Skull Face]] and leaves him crushed under scaffolding, he begs Venom Snake and Miller to perform this trope. Instead they use his own gun to [[PayEvilUntoEvil blow off his arm and leg before leaving him to bleed out,]] [[LeaveBehindaPistol leaving the gun and a single bullet just out of his reach.]] At least until [[HateSink Huey]] shoots him in the face once their backs are turned and [[ComicallyMissingthePoint starts cheering about getting his revenge]].]]
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