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19th Feb '17 8:48:58 AM Derkhan
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* In the ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'', the basic purpose of the Gatherers is to allow a peaceful death to those who are too old or too sick to be healed and who do not want to be a burden to their family and society.
15th Feb '17 3:39:12 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In a variation, Ned kills the direwolf Lady himself because she deserves better than a butcher. Daenerys Targaryen smothers her husband Khal Drogo when he's left an {{empty shell}} in the wake of a spell that saved his life with {{blood magic}}. Maester Lewin asks Osha to finish him off when he's been stabbed in the gut. Jon Snow kills Mance Rayder with an arrow shot into his heart, rather than let Stannis burn him slowly on a pyre. Sandor Clegane stabs a farmer slowly dying of a gut wound in the heart while Arya Stark looks on. After Sandor's severely injured with a broken leg miles from aid, he begs Arya to kill him as she's been threatening to do since Sandor cut down her friend Mycah on the orders of his sadistic master Prince Joffrey. Instead Arya robs him and walks off [[CruelMercy leaving Sandor to die slowly]], an act that comes across as [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior much more cold-blooded]] [[Literature/AStormOfSwords than in the novel]]. Later, after entering the House of Black and White, Arya discovers it has a fountain with poisoned water that any person can come and drink from. A man brings his daughter, who is dying from a painful and incurable sickness-Arya tells the girl that the water will cure her, letting her die in a painless way. Many other people also come to the temple for this purpose.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In a variation, Ned kills the direwolf Lady himself because she deserves better than a butcher. Daenerys Targaryen smothers her husband Khal Drogo when he's left an {{empty shell}} in the wake of a spell that saved his life with {{blood magic}}. Maester Lewin asks Osha to finish him off when he's been stabbed in the gut. Jon Snow kills Mance Rayder with an arrow shot into his heart, rather than let Stannis burn him slowly on a pyre. Sandor Clegane stabs a farmer slowly dying of a gut wound in the heart while Arya Stark looks on. After Sandor's severely injured with a broken leg miles from aid, he begs Arya to kill him as she's been threatening to do since Sandor cut down her friend Mycah on the orders of his sadistic master Prince Joffrey. Instead Arya robs him and walks off [[CruelMercy leaving Sandor to die slowly]], an act that comes across as [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior much more cold-blooded]] [[Literature/AStormOfSwords than in the novel]]. Later, after entering the House of Black and White, Arya discovers it has a fountain with poisoned water that any person can come and drink from. A man brings his daughter, who is dying from a painful and incurable sickness-Arya tells the girl that the water will cure her, letting her die in a painless way. Many other people also come to the temple for this purpose. Joffrey claims that his ordering Ned Stark's beheading was meant as this in deference to Sansa...he was originally going to have Stark drawn and quartered.
14th Feb '17 11:24:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''DarkAngel'', Max kills her brother Ben rather than allow him to be reclaimed by Manticore. The whole thing is an {{homage}} to ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen''.

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* On ''DarkAngel'', ''Series/DarkAngel'', Max kills her brother Ben rather than allow him to be reclaimed by Manticore. The whole thing is an {{homage}} to ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen''.
10th Feb '17 4:27:26 PM Polokun
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** The protagonist herself shoots [[spoiler:Aster Anders]], a ''toddler'', to prevent her from suffering a FateWorseThanDeath at the hands of the Slaughterhouse Nine. This is debatable however as her paranoia and fear about the coming end of the world could just as easily be the reason why she killed her, as it was a possibility she might end up being the cause. [[spoiler: She's not.]]

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** The protagonist herself shoots [[spoiler:Aster Anders]], a ''toddler'', to prevent her from suffering a FateWorseThanDeath at the hands of the Slaughterhouse Nine. This is debatable however as her paranoia and fear about the coming end of the world could just as easily be the reason why she killed her, as it was a possibility she [[spoiler:Aster]] might end up being the cause. [[spoiler: She's not.]]
10th Feb '17 4:26:46 PM Polokun
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** The protagonist herself shoots [[spoiler:Aster Anders]], a ''toddler'', to prevent her from suffering a FateWorseThanDeath at the hands of the Slaughterhouse Nine.

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** The protagonist herself shoots [[spoiler:Aster Anders]], a ''toddler'', to prevent her from suffering a FateWorseThanDeath at the hands of the Slaughterhouse Nine. This is debatable however as her paranoia and fear about the coming end of the world could just as easily be the reason why she killed her, as it was a possibility she might end up being the cause. [[spoiler: She's not.]]
5th Feb '17 7:26:10 PM ChaoticQueen
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** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' has "The End of Fire" ending where you [spoiler: choose to let the First Flame finally die, ending the Age of Fire and plunging the entire world into darkness, beginning the Age of Dark]]. Considering that the "To Link the First Flame" ending heavily implies that [[spoiler: the First Flame's death is inevitable and every linking is weaker than the last]], this is effectively putting [[spoiler: the world]] out of its misery. It isn't a total DownerEnding though. The Firekeeper states that [[spoiler: eventually tiny flames will flicker in the darkness, and a new Age of Fire will come naturally.]]
5th Feb '17 11:00:05 AM ACW
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*''Manga/{{Dokuro}}'': Takeo does this a few times.
11th Jan '17 4:29:09 PM infernape612
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates: Conquest'', by the end of the game, [[spoiler:the GreaterScopeVillain Anankos has used Takumi's feelings of resentment and betrayal towards the Avatar to turn him into a homicidal maniac, force him to commit PsychicAssistedSuicide, and completely possess his corpse to use as a weapon against the Avatar]]. All you can do for him at that point is put him out of his misery.
6th Jan '17 10:33:29 AM NoxSky12599
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* Parodied in ''Series/{{Mash}}''. [[CavalryOfficer Colonel Potter's]] jeep has been run over by an out of control tank and smashed to pieces. He walks up to it, pulls out his gun, and shoots it in the engine.

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* Parodied in ''Series/{{Mash}}''.''Series/{{MASH}}''. [[CavalryOfficer Colonel Potter's]] jeep has been run over by an out of control tank and smashed to pieces. He walks up to it, pulls out his gun, and shoots it in the engine.
3rd Jan '17 8:26:59 PM Dawnwing
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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', [=ShadowClan=] medicine cats use deathberries to save dying cats from pain.
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