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20th Jun '17 8:13:13 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In a variation, Ned kills the direwolf Lady himself quickly 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, which she does. 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.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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In a variation, Ned kills the direwolf Lady himself quickly because she deserves better than a butcher. butcher.
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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}}. magic}}.
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Maester Lewin Luwin asks Osha to finish him off when he's been stabbed in the gut, which she does. does.
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Jon Snow kills Mance Rayder with an arrow shot into his heart, rather than let Stannis burn him slowly on a pyre. pyre.
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Sandor Clegane stabs a farmer slowly dying of a gut wound in the heart while Arya Stark looks on. on.
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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
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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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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.quartered.
** Meera gives one to her brother Jojen, when he falls against wights while trying to get them to the Three-Eyed Raven's cave.
18th Jun '17 8:28:33 PM Fireblood
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* At the end of ''Calculating God'', euthanasia is given to relieve pain for the terminal main character.
3rd Jun '17 9:09:56 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheGirlWithAllTheGifts'': Dillon shoots another soldier who's being ravaged by the hungries. Later [[spoiler: Parks begs Melanie to shoot him before he becomes one, and she does.]]
23rd May '17 4:03:18 PM Mountaindood5
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* In episode X of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', a Viking chieftain is victimized by [[BigBad/Aku]], having his family and village destroyed, and afterwards, imprisoned in a jewel and cast into a mountain. Now turned into a monster of stone and lava, he requests this from Jack after he eludes the traps he put forth to achieve [[AGoodWayToDie/a warrior's death]] to enter Valhalla and greet his comrades and loved ones.

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* In episode X of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', a Viking chieftain is victimized by [[BigBad/Aku]], [[BigBad Aku]], having his family and village destroyed, and afterwards, imprisoned in a jewel and cast into a mountain. Now turned into a monster of stone and lava, he requests this from Jack after he eludes the traps he put forth to achieve [[AGoodWayToDie/a [[AGoodWayToDie a warrior's death]] to enter Valhalla and greet his comrades and loved ones.
23rd May '17 4:00:48 PM Mountaindood5
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* In episode X of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', a Viking chieftain is victimized by ''BigBad/Aku'', having his family and village destroyed, and afterwards, imprisoned in a jewel and cast into a mountain. Now turned into a monster of stone and lava, he requests this from Jack after he eludes the traps he put forth to achieve ''AGoodWayToDie/a warrior's death'' to enter Valhalla and greet his comrades and loved ones.

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* In episode X of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', a Viking chieftain is victimized by ''BigBad/Aku'', [[BigBad/Aku]], having his family and village destroyed, and afterwards, imprisoned in a jewel and cast into a mountain. Now turned into a monster of stone and lava, he requests this from Jack after he eludes the traps he put forth to achieve ''AGoodWayToDie/a [[AGoodWayToDie/a warrior's death'' death]] to enter Valhalla and greet his comrades and loved ones.
23rd May '17 4:00:02 PM Mountaindood5
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* In episode X of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', a Viking chieftain is victimized by ''BigBad/Aku'', having his family and village destroyed, and afterwards, imprisoned in a jewel and cast into a mountain. Now turned into a monster of stone and lava, he requests this from Jack after he eludes the traps he put forth to achieve ''AGoodWayToDie/a warrior's death'' to enter Valhalla and greet his comrades and loved ones.
20th May '17 5:46:16 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, which she does. 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.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In a variation, Ned kills the direwolf Lady himself quickly 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, which she does. 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.
19th May '17 1:02:03 PM Bense
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* E.C. Tubbs's Earl Dumarest had to do this more than once in the series. In one book, a man was taken by giant spiders which laid eggs in his flesh. Dumarest went into the spiders' nest to find him, and the narrative states, "There was no cure and only one mercy. Dumarest administered it..." Another character commented that the dead man was lucky because "'Sometimes that's what a friend is for--and he had one of the best.'"

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* E.C. Tubbs's Earl Dumarest [[Literature/DumarestOfTerra Dumarest]] had to do this more than once in the series. In one book, a man was taken by giant spiders which laid eggs in his flesh. Dumarest went into the spiders' nest to find him, and the narrative states, "There was no cure and only one mercy. Dumarest administered it..." Another character commented that the dead man was lucky because "'Sometimes that's what a friend is for--and he had one of the best.'"
11th May '17 1:03:29 PM DarkHunter
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** NobleDemon Scar does this to Nina Tucker, whose father had transmuted both her and her dog Alexander into a pitiful chimera.

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** NobleDemon Scar does this to Nina Tucker, whose father had transmuted both her and her dog Alexander into a pitiful chimera. His comments beforehand make it clear he does this not out of disgust for Nina herself, but rather because he pitied her and thought that death was a kindness for her.
8th May '17 6:24:33 AM DarkHunter
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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.]]

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** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' has "The End of Fire" ending where you [spoiler: [[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.]]
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