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22nd May '16 10:21:26 AM Fireblood
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* This is the reason behind the voluntary euthanasia laws in Albania, Belgium, Estonia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and three US states (it will also be legal in the Canadian province of Quebec beginning in 2015). [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Obviously]], as stated above this remains very controversial.

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* This is the reason behind the voluntary euthanasia laws in Albania, Belgium, Estonia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and three US states (it will also be legal in states, and the Canadian province of Quebec beginning in 2015).2015 (assisted suicide is set to become legal across the rest of Canada from June 2016). [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Obviously]], as stated above this remains very controversial.
22nd May '16 9:01:00 AM Allexan
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* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' has [[FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire Salubri]]-antitribu with their special Discipline Valeren. One of the abilities of that Discipline is to give instant and painless death to person, actively willing it.
21st May '16 9:14:42 PM BiffJr
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*** At least one jumper struck a firefighter on the ground, killing them.
* A priest was being burnt at the stake because he didn't toe the state church line. The village woodcutter, who was loyal to the priest, split the priest's skull with an axe to spare him any further pain.
20th May '16 1:50:41 AM GopherBroke
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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/TheLastHalloween. It turns out that Robert [[spoiler:is a monster who killed his human only after being asked to do so to end his human's suffering]]. The problem is, [[spoiler:the aforementioned suffering was Robert's fault in the first place]].
14th May '16 7:45:31 PM CaptainSkywalker
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** In ''Videogame/DarkSouls'', Gwyn's and his champion Artorias' boss battles have you putting them out of their misery. Gwyn has been reduced to a mad Hollow after burning for so long as the kindling of the First Flame. Artorias is even worse off, having been reduced to little more than a vessel of the Abyss. If you speak to Artorias's companions afterward, they will thank you for killing him and ending his torment, something even they were unable to do.

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** In ''Videogame/DarkSouls'', Gwyn's and his champion Artorias' boss battles have you putting them out of their misery. Gwyn has been reduced to a mad Hollow after burning for so long as the kindling of the First Flame. Artorias is even worse off, having been reduced to little more than a vessel of the Abyss. If you speak to Artorias's companions afterward, they will thank you for killing him and ending his torment, something even they were unable to do. [[spoiler: However Gwyn's mercy kill is tragically averted come Dark Souls III, where he's very much alive inside the Soul of Cinder a physical form of every being who linked the Flame]]
6th May '16 11:30:41 AM Pichu-kun
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* This is [[spoiler:Tougou's]] goal at the end of ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' on a ''worldwide'' view. [[spoiler:After learning the AwfulTruth she considers it best to kill everyone instead of letting more girls suffer by becoming {{Magical Girl}}s and holding off the inevitable demise of the planet.]] On a more personal note she especially wants to stop [[spoiler:her friends and herself from becoming vegetables]]



* Referred to as "Pasquale's Grace" in the ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series. At least one Temple Loyalist commander has taken to ordering it done to wounded Reformists since it's more merciful than taking them alive so that the Inquisition can torture them to death instead.
** it was also done by a captured captain to one of his midshipmen, again to save him from (more) torture.

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* ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'':
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Referred to as "Pasquale's Grace" in the ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series. At least one Temple Loyalist commander has taken to ordering it done to wounded Reformists since it's more merciful than taking them alive so that the Inquisition can torture them to death instead.
** it It was also done by a captured captain to one of his midshipmen, again to save him from (more) torture. torture.
* The titular protagonist of ''Sarny'' describes seeing horses torn to bits during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. Even in their poor shape they try to get up until they're shot. The humans aren't so lucky. Soldiers are abandoned to die if they are mortally injured.
6th May '16 9:08:08 AM Pichu-kun
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* Averted in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'''s first Anime adaptation. Killua wants to mercy kill a bear cub that was mortally injured by a sniper, thinking that there's nothing they can do to for the baby, but when he's going straight for the kill Gon's aunt Mito [[TakingTheBullet extends her hand and blocks the lethal blow]]. She then convinces Killua to not do it, saying the cub hasn't given up on life, and Gon convinces Killua to heal the cub through Nen. They do; the baby is soon saved and returns to his family.

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* Averted Subverted in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'''s first Anime adaptation. Killua wants to mercy kill a bear cub that was mortally injured by a sniper, thinking that there's nothing they can do to for the baby, but when he's going straight for the kill Gon's aunt Mito [[TakingTheBullet extends her hand and blocks the lethal blow]]. She then convinces Killua to not do it, saying the cub hasn't given up on life, and Gon convinces Killua to heal the cub through Nen. They do; the baby is soon saved and returns to his family.



* This is [[spoiler:Tougou's]] goal at the end of ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' on a ''worldwide'' view. [[spoiler:After learning the AwfulTruth she considers it best to kill everyone instead of letting more girls suffer by becoming {{Magical Girl}}s amd holding off the inevitable demise of the planet.]] On a more personal note she especially wants to stop [[spoiler:her friends and herself from becoming vegetables]]

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* This is [[spoiler:Tougou's]] goal at the end of ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' on a ''worldwide'' view. [[spoiler:After learning the AwfulTruth she considers it best to kill everyone instead of letting more girls suffer by becoming {{Magical Girl}}s amd and holding off the inevitable demise of the planet.]] On a more personal note she especially wants to stop [[spoiler:her friends and herself from becoming vegetables]]
2nd May '16 1:46:14 PM Willbyr
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* The humans of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' refer to mercy kills as "The Emperor's Peace," and SpaceMarine [[CombatMedic Apothecaries]] carry a special pistol for just this purpose.
** And then they chainsaw open the chest of the fallen to get at his genetic material. With the utmost respect, of course.

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* The humans of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' refer to mercy kills as "The Emperor's Peace," and SpaceMarine Peace."
** Space Marine
[[CombatMedic Apothecaries]] carry a special pistol for just this purpose.
** And
purpose...and then they chainsaw open the chest of the fallen to get at his genetic material. With the utmost respect, of course.



*** The Commissar's (and formerly the Sanctioning Officer's) special rule "It's For Your Own Good" evokes this on psykers when their own hands cannot be trusted.
** This is also the standard Imperial response to any human [[PuppeteerParasite infected by Genestealers]]. Since the infection is incurable by normal Imperial medicine, and causes the infectees and their children to be subordinated to the Tyranid HiveMind, it's considered better for everyone to end it quickly.

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*** ** The Commissar's (and formerly the Sanctioning Officer's) special rule "It's For Your Own Good" evokes this on psykers when their own hands cannot be trusted.
** This is also the standard Imperial response to any human [[PuppeteerParasite infected by Genestealers]]. Since the infection is incurable by normal Imperial medicine, and causes the infectees and their children to be subordinated to the Tyranid HiveMind, it's considered better for everyone to end it quickly.
28th Apr '16 3:12:22 PM TheCuza
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* In ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 2'', after spending a decade searching for his missing wife, Dom finds her in a Locust prison reduced to a catatonic EmptyShell. He and Marcus both agree that the only humane thing to do is mercy kill her. [[spoiler:He ends up [[TogetherInDeath joining her]] in the next game via HeroicSacrifice.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 2'', after spending a decade searching for his missing wife, Dom finds her in a Locust prison reduced to a catatonic EmptyShell. He and Marcus both agree that the only humane thing to do is mercy kill her. [[spoiler:He For bonus symbolism, he uses a Locust-made Boltok Pistol to do it. [[spoiler:In the next game, he ends up [[TogetherInDeath joining her]] in the next game via HeroicSacrifice.]]
25th Apr '16 7:41:09 PM Kurogane7
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*** In a way, you're already doing this for the other Hunters you fight as bosses...one of the saddest being Father Gascoigne.
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