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21st Sep '17 1:51:08 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', Crank Zent, after failing a duel in order to spare his subordinates from carrying the burden of a failed mission, asks his opponent Mikazuki Augus to put him out of his misery [[ICannotSelfTerminate because he was stuck and cannot kill himself]]. Knowing that Crank was wanting to die, Mika obligated and delivered a MercyKill after shielding Atra's lucky charm from the gunshot. This, however, becomes the [[StartOfDarkness driving force]] of [[RevengeBeforeReason Ein Dalton's grudge towards Tekkadan]].

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** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', Crank Zent, after failing a duel in order to spare his subordinates from carrying the burden of a failed mission, asks his opponent Mikazuki Augus to put him out of his misery [[ICannotSelfTerminate because he was stuck and cannot kill himself]]. Knowing that Crank was wanting to die, Mika obligated and delivered a MercyKill Mercy Kill after shielding Atra's lucky charm from the gunshot. This, however, becomes the [[StartOfDarkness driving force]] of [[RevengeBeforeReason Ein Dalton's grudge towards Tekkadan]].



** [[spoiler:Askeladd himself offers to let Thorfinn MercyKill him after he's stabbed fatally by Canute, more for Thorfinn's benefit than his own since he knows he's bleeding out anyway. Thorfinn is too messed up to do it.]]

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** [[spoiler:Askeladd himself offers to let Thorfinn MercyKill Mercy Kill him after he's stabbed fatally by Canute, more for Thorfinn's benefit than his own since he knows he's bleeding out anyway. Thorfinn is too messed up to do it.]]



* In ''Fanfic/SeanBeanSavesWesteros'', the [[RealPersonFic "real life"]] Creator/SeanBean is transported into the land of Westeros of Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire. Now living as Ned Stark, not just playing him on TV, Sean Bean sends Westeros OffTheRails. In the aftermath of the Battle of the Green Fork, Sean has to give a MercyKill to a mortally wounded [[spoiler:Tyrion Lannister.]]

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* In ''Fanfic/SeanBeanSavesWesteros'', the [[RealPersonFic "real life"]] Creator/SeanBean is transported into the land of Westeros of Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire. Now living as Ned Stark, not just playing him on TV, Sean Bean sends Westeros OffTheRails. In the aftermath of the Battle of the Green Fork, Sean has to give a MercyKill Mercy Kill to a mortally wounded [[spoiler:Tyrion Lannister.]]



* ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'': Oreg wanted to die hundreds of years ago, and tried everything in his power to get a MercyKill but his father, who had made him the soul of his [[PoweredByAForsakenChild castle]] deliberately avoided killing him.[[spoiler: Ward later does kill him at his request.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'': Oreg wanted to die hundreds of years ago, and tried everything in his power to get a MercyKill Mercy Kill but his father, who had made him the soul of his [[PoweredByAForsakenChild castle]] deliberately avoided killing him.[[spoiler: Ward later does kill him at his request.]]
20th Sep '17 8:32:45 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, some clients will ask for these from the Dark Brotherhood, an illegal [[MurderInc organization of assassins]] whose membership mostly takes a [[PsychoForHire sadistic glee]] in killing and who practice a ReligionOfEvil, often if the client believes it is for the best but does not want to get their own hands dirty. This is one theory behind the Dark Brotherhood mission in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' that involves killing the mentally challenged beggar Narfi, seeing as how it is really out of place compared to most targets who are {{Asshole Victim}}s. Another in ''Skyrim'' occurs part way through the quest line when [[spoiler:you are tasked to kill Astrid, ''by Astrid'', who performed the Black Sacrament seeking one of these after being betrayed and badly injured during the Imperial raid on the Brotherhood Sanctuary, as well as to atone for her betrayal of the [[OneBadMother Night Mother]]]].
18th Sep '17 8:42:28 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Similarly, records exist of HornyVikings on their deathbeds who asked their friends to "speed the process along," so to speak. Beyond ICannotSelfTerminate, this practice was associated with the kind of honorable death favored in the MartyrdomCulture of UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge -- a bit like {{seppuku}} in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}. See, according the Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} faith, dying outside of battle wouldn't get you into WarriorHeaven, but if your friend finished you off, then you ''[[LoopholeAbuse technically]]'' "died by the sword."

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* Similarly, records exist of HornyVikings on their deathbeds who asked their friends to "speed the process along," so to speak. Beyond ICannotSelfTerminate, this practice was associated with the kind of honorable death favored in the MartyrdomCulture of UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge -- a bit like {{seppuku}} in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}. See, according the Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} faith, to Myth/NorseMythology, dying outside of battle wouldn't get you into WarriorHeaven, but if your friend finished you off, then you ''[[LoopholeAbuse technically]]'' "died by the sword."
18th Sep '17 8:32:22 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Similarly, records exist of HornyVikings on their deathbeds who asked their friends to "speed the process along," so to speak. Beyond ICannotSelfTerminate, this practice was associated with the kind of honorable death favored in the MartyrdomCulture of [[UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge pre-Christian Scandinavia]] -- a bit like {{seppuku}} in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}. See, according the Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} faith, dying outside of battle wouldn't get you into WarriorHeaven, but if your friend finished you off, then you ''[[LoopholeAbuse technically]]'' "died by the sword."

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* Similarly, records exist of HornyVikings on their deathbeds who asked their friends to "speed the process along," so to speak. Beyond ICannotSelfTerminate, this practice was associated with the kind of honorable death favored in the MartyrdomCulture of [[UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge pre-Christian Scandinavia]] UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge -- a bit like {{seppuku}} in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}. See, according the Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} faith, dying outside of battle wouldn't get you into WarriorHeaven, but if your friend finished you off, then you ''[[LoopholeAbuse technically]]'' "died by the sword."
17th Sep '17 8:35:40 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Similarly, records exist of HornyVikings on their deathbeds who asked their friends to "speed the process along," so to speak. Beyond functioning as a MercyKill, this practice was associated with the kind of honorable death favored in the MartyrdomCulture of [[UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge pre-Christian Scandinavia]] -- a bit like {{seppuku}} in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}. See, according the Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} faith, dying outside of battle wouldn't get you into WarriorHeaven, but if your friend finished you off, then you ''[[LoopholeAbuse technically]]'' "died by the sword."

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* Similarly, records exist of HornyVikings on their deathbeds who asked their friends to "speed the process along," so to speak. Beyond functioning as a MercyKill, ICannotSelfTerminate, this practice was associated with the kind of honorable death favored in the MartyrdomCulture of [[UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge pre-Christian Scandinavia]] -- a bit like {{seppuku}} in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}. See, according the Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} faith, dying outside of battle wouldn't get you into WarriorHeaven, but if your friend finished you off, then you ''[[LoopholeAbuse technically]]'' "died by the sword."
17th Sep '17 8:35:06 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The original concept of ''CoupDeGrace'', French for "strike of mercy". Nowadays it just means [[FinishHim "finish off"]].

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* The original concept of ''CoupDeGrace'', French for "strike of mercy". mercy." Nowadays it just means [[FinishHim "finish off"]].off."]]


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* Similarly, records exist of HornyVikings on their deathbeds who asked their friends to "speed the process along," so to speak. Beyond functioning as a MercyKill, this practice was associated with the kind of honorable death favored in the MartyrdomCulture of [[UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge pre-Christian Scandinavia]] -- a bit like {{seppuku}} in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}. See, according the Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} faith, dying outside of battle wouldn't get you into WarriorHeaven, but if your friend finished you off, then you ''[[LoopholeAbuse technically]]'' "died by the sword."
14th Sep '17 9:24:37 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Changes'' Harry sacrifices Lloyd Slate, who had been tortured into insanity and a lot more by Mab. Harry, however, [[SubvertedTrope refuses to use this as an easy way out of the guilt]], acknowledging that he's killing him for power, not out of mercy.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Changes'' ''Literature/Changes'' Harry sacrifices Lloyd Slate, who had been tortured into insanity and a lot more by Mab. Harry, however, [[SubvertedTrope refuses to use this as an easy way out of the guilt]], acknowledging that he's killing him for power, not out of mercy.
10th Sep '17 1:44:32 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space", a visitor to the blighted farm finds the ruined, half-disintegrated remains of Nahum's wife dying in the house. When he exits, nothing living is left behind him, and the narrative state that it would've been an atrocity to leave her alive.

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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space", "Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace", a visitor to the blighted farm finds the ruined, half-disintegrated remains of Nahum's wife dying in the house. When he exits, nothing living is left behind him, and the narrative state that it would've been an atrocity to leave her alive.
5th Sep '17 10:18:00 PM PaulA
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* In the film adaptation of ''Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness'', Professor Wilmarth encounters the disembodied brain of Henry Akeley, who asks him to do this. In a subversion, Wilmarth cannot bring himself to carry out the request.

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* In the film adaptation of ''Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness'', ''Film/TheWhispererInDarkness'', Professor Wilmarth encounters the disembodied brain of Henry Akeley, who asks him to do this. In a subversion, Wilmarth cannot bring himself to carry out the request.
2nd Sep '17 2:51:16 PM benda
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* In a French 1974 film ''Les Seines de Glace'', adapted from ''Someone Is Bleeding'' by Creator/RichardMatheson, Marc shoots Peggy, an incurable psychotic man-murderer he is in love with, to spare her from the asylum. This is decidedly different from the original novel, where they just elope togeher... only for her to perform OffWithHisHead on him.

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* In a French 1974 film ''Les Seines de Glace'', Glace'' (''Icy Breasts''), adapted from ''Someone Is Bleeding'' by Creator/RichardMatheson, Marc shoots Peggy, an incurable psychotic man-murderer he is in love with, to spare her from the asylum. This is decidedly different from the original novel, where they just elope togeher...together... only for her to perform OffWithHisHead on him.
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