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22nd Sep '16 10:40:32 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' has this with Bella. She was trapped at her station by life support, watching the Metal Glen degenerate into total chaos. She's been there for a year. [[ICannotSelfTerminate She actively helps Ruby and Tom get to her so they can finally kill her]]. It's a TearJerker when they do.
** It's subverted with Stitches and Jay, because the players went OffTheRails. [[spoiler: With Stitches, they were supposed to kill him after he attacked them (having no other way to put him down), and get the key to a medicine cabinet holding a jar of tranquilizer- [[SequenceBreaking the cabinet that]] [[DungeonBypass Tom had already bashed open]] [[CuttingTheKnot with the Bludgeony Caneshovel]]. Because they had the tranquilizer, they were able to subdue him with that, stuff him in a locker, [[VideoGameCaringPotential and give him a picture of the Metal Glen's patients together and happy]]. It was a good thing they did that too, since Stitches saved Tom from having to make a HeroicSacrifice against Ace at the end. Jay was trapped in the water filtration system by hooks, and players decided to save him instead of kill him, making him their EleventhHourRanger.]]
20th Sep '16 11:07:00 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* It's a common joke about the legendarily terrible game ''FATAL'' that the spell of the same name, which kills absolutely everything in the world, is this. Oh, and it's possible to cast it by accident when you miscast an entirely different spell.
17th Sep '16 4:56:25 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In canon ''ComicBook/{{XMen}}'', Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} (as in, Earth-616), Wolverine tries to do this to Jean. Both were in a spaceship hurtling towards the sun (very, ''very'' long story) and Jean was terrified of being burned alive, likely because she'd gone through that before. Wolverine decides to do it quickly, impaling her with his claws. Of course, who should show up then but the Dark Phoenix Force, [[DeusExMachina who heals and rescues both of them.]]

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* In canon ''ComicBook/{{XMen}}'', ''ComicBook/{{XMen}}'' (as in, Earth-616), Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} (as in, Earth-616), Wolverine tries to do this to Jean. Both were in a spaceship hurtling towards the sun (very, ''very'' long story) and Jean was terrified of being burned alive, likely because she'd gone through that before. Wolverine decides to do it quickly, impaling her with his claws. Of course, [[SarcasmMode who should show up then then]] but the Dark Phoenix Force, [[DeusExMachina who heals and rescues both of them.]]
16th Sep '16 7:31:15 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In canon ''ComicBook/{{XMen}}'', Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} (as in, Earth-616), Wolverine tries to do this to Jean. Both were in a spaceship hurtling towards the sun (very, ''very'' long story) and Jean was terrified of being burned alive, likely because she'd gone through that before. Wolverine decides to do it quickly, impaling her with his claws. Of course, who should show up then but the Dark Phoenix Force, [[DeusExMachina who heals and rescues both of them.]]
7th Sep '16 7:53:35 AM Valen
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* Probably the single most extreme version of this trope comes from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne''. An entire multiverse is subjected to an endless cycle of death and rebirth, continuing on and on forever until God completely erases free will. [[spoiler: In one ending, you decide it's better to destroy this multiverse and everyone in it rather than letting God have His way.]]
29th Aug '16 6:59:59 AM Mhazard
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'': A Zeon soldier, disgusted at the sight of a Zaku painted white and used by the Federation, resolves to give it a "mercy killing".
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz'', Heero offers this to the critically injured [[spoiler:Mariemaia]] after the final battle. When he pulls the trigger, [[spoiler:it is revealed that he is out of ammo.]]
* 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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* Franchise/{{Gundam}}
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''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'': A Zeon soldier, disgusted at the sight of a Zaku painted white and used by the Federation, resolves to give it a "mercy killing".
* ** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz'', Heero offers this to the critically injured [[spoiler:Mariemaia]] after the final battle. When he pulls the trigger, [[spoiler:it is revealed that he is out of ammo.]]
* ** 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]].
29th Aug '16 6:59:11 AM Mhazard
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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]].
27th Aug '16 6:32:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''AHistoryOfViolence'', the protagonist Joey finds his childhood friend Richie in the hands of the mob that they'd attacked and ripped off decades earlier. Richie had been caught early on and tortured the entire time. When Joey finds him, he is barely recognizable as human. Richie pleads for death, and Joey hesitantly grants it.

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* In ''AHistoryOfViolence'', ''Comicbook/AHistoryOfViolence'', the protagonist Joey finds his childhood friend Richie in the hands of the mob that they'd attacked and ripped off decades earlier. Richie had been caught early on and tortured the entire time. When Joey finds him, he is barely recognizable as human. Richie pleads for death, and Joey hesitantly grants it.



* ''ComicBook/FiendsOfTheEasternFront'': Hans kills his friend Karl at his request so that [[DyingAsYourself he won't be turned into a vampire]].

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* ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'':
** ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'':
*** Dredd's former academy classmate, Raider, does this to his wife when she gets fatal radiation poisoning.
*** Dredd and a squad of judges in radiation suits shoot some civilians who wander into a radiated zone in "The Apocalypse War" at their own request.
*** Dredd gives his [[CloneDegeneration horribly mutated clone Nimrod]] a mercy kill after Nimrod saved his niece Vienna's life during the Total War atomic bombings.
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''ComicBook/FiendsOfTheEasternFront'': Hans kills his friend Karl at his request so that [[DyingAsYourself he won't be turned into a vampire]].
27th Aug '16 6:26:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/FiendsOfTheEasternFront'': Hans kills his friend Karl at his request so that [[DyingAsYourself he won't be turned into a vampire]].
25th Aug '16 1:00:36 PM DocProfessor
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* Spoofed in ''Webcomic/Paranatural''. When Mr. Spender is attacked by a bat monster, it digs its teeth into his shoulder. A teary-eyed Isabel attempts to put him out of his misery, prompting Spender to scream "ISABEL NO MERCY KILLS!"

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* Spoofed in ''Webcomic/Paranatural''.''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}''. When Mr. Spender is attacked by a bat monster, it digs its teeth into his shoulder. A teary-eyed Isabel attempts to put him out of his misery, prompting Spender to scream "ISABEL NO MERCY KILLS!"
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