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25th Jul '16 11:49:16 AM Kooshmeister
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* Happens at the end of the ''[[Series/TheXFiles X-Files]]'' episode "Salvage." The MonsterOfTheWeek, a man who is made of living metal, is brutally tracking down and killing the men he blames for his condition. However, he can't bring himself to kill the final guy because the man had his young son in the car. This leads to his HeelRealization.
15th Jul '16 8:31:54 AM Willbyr
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* In a [[ExpandedUniverse side story of]] ''GingaNagareboshiGin'' and ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed'' called ''Lonely Ron'', Ron the Great Dane is fixing to finish off the BigBad, Boss the husky. However, Boss' puppies arrive and beg Ron to not kill their father. Being the GentleGiant he is, Ron decides to spare the husky's life.

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* In a [[ExpandedUniverse side story of]] ''GingaNagareboshiGin'' ''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin'' and ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed'' called ''Lonely Ron'', Ron the Great Dane is fixing to finish off the BigBad, Boss the husky. However, Boss' puppies arrive and beg Ron to not kill their father. Being the GentleGiant he is, Ron decides to spare the husky's life.
16th Jun '16 10:45:17 AM Mhazard
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Oddly enough, due to {{Harmful to Minors}} trope, you rarely see a full subversion except in the grimmest {{Black and Grey Morality}} worlds.

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Oddly enough, due to {{Harmful to Minors}} trope, you rarely see a full subversion except in the grimmest {{Black and Grey Morality}} worlds.
worlds. On the other hand, if it is made clear the hero WouldHurtAChild and actually [[RevengeByProxy went after the child]], expect the villain to [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds go completely ballistic]] against the hero.
26th Apr '16 5:44:13 AM Koveras
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Contrast DaddysLittleVillain. See also InfantImmortality.

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Subtrope of EvenEvilCanBeLoved. Contrast DaddysLittleVillain. See also InfantImmortality.
10th Apr '16 9:45:00 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', Huntress decided to kill the man responsible for her parent's death before he could go into hiding, the villain was literally at her mercy when the man's son broke free from his escort. She ended up turning her bow away, sparing his life. This is partly because she was reminded of the night when her parents died, so she punched the guy instead.

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', Huntress decided decides to kill the man responsible for her parent's parents' death before he could go into hiding, the hiding. The villain was is literally at her mercy when the man's son broke breaks free from his escort. She ended ends up turning her bow away, sparing his life. This is partly because she was she's reminded of the night when her parents died, so she punched punches the guy instead.



* After being a bully for half of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Peter encounters the same bully who picked on him in his school days. He decides to beat him up after what he had done, but before he could do so, Chris beats HIM up and yells at him to stop bullying people.

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* After being a bully for half of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Peter encounters the same bully who picked on him in his school days. He decides to beat him up after what he had done, but before he could can do so, Chris beats HIM up and yells at him to stop bullying people.



* Baboons, while trying to avoid a fight will hide among infants, as most Baboons won't fight in front of them.

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* Baboons, while trying to avoid a fight fight, will hide among infants, as most Baboons won't fight in front of them.
4th Apr '16 8:42:32 PM SpocktorWho
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* In ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', Indy gets into a tense discussion with Belloq and is on the brink of pulling his weapon - while surrounded by Beloch's well-armed allies. Before the situation implodes, Sallah sends a group of his kids to haul Indy out of there, all crying for "Uncle Indy" to come home. Belloq recognizes the trope and reacts with amusement, telling Indy in parting that will it take more than children to save him next time.
1st Dec '15 4:58:43 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Near the end of ''Mockingjay'', [[spoiler: this is supposedly what Snow does to protect himself, though it ends up being a ruse of Coin's]].
15th Sep '15 9:25:35 AM DragonQuestZ
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-> ''"Using a little girl for a shield... [[EvenEvilHasStandards THIS IS LOW EVEN FOR YOU!]]"''

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-> ''"Using a little girl for a shield... [[EvenEvilHasStandards THIS IS LOW EVEN FOR YOU!]]"''YOU!"''
19th Aug '15 8:02:24 AM Dracis
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-> ''"Using a little girl for a shield... THIS IS LOW EVEN FOR YOU!"''

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-> ''"Using a little girl for a shield... [[EvenEvilHasStandards THIS IS LOW EVEN FOR YOU!"''YOU!]]"''
28th Jun '15 4:32:03 PM rjd1922
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* ''Weaponized'' in SuikodenII, when your army's strategist suspects the enemy leader of setting a trap at a peace summit. He has access to a little girl said leader has a soft spot for, and arranges for her to be present when the trap is sprung. The enemy leader proves unwilling to use lethal force with the girl watching.
* ''{{Shadow Hearts}}: Covenant'' has a rare double-subversion of this trope: Yuri, upon meeting Ishimura, who was planning on adding a new front to the war, and thus more suffering (A rather slimy fellow). As Yuri was about to attack Ishimura, he was confronted by the guy's grandson. Instead of backing down, he pushes the kid aside, and brutally kicked the old man repeatedly, but the subversion gets subverted when he breaks down and is unable to kill him.

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* ''Weaponized'' in SuikodenII, ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'', when your army's strategist suspects the enemy leader of setting a trap at a peace summit. He has access to a little girl said leader has a soft spot for, and arranges for her to be present when the trap is sprung. The enemy leader proves unwilling to use lethal force with the girl watching.
* ''{{Shadow ''VideoGame/{{Shadow Hearts}}: Covenant'' has a rare double-subversion of this trope: Yuri, upon meeting Ishimura, who was planning on adding a new front to the war, and thus more suffering (A rather slimy fellow). As Yuri was about to attack Ishimura, he was confronted by the guy's grandson. Instead of backing down, he pushes the kid aside, and brutally kicked the old man repeatedly, but the subversion gets subverted when he breaks down and is unable to kill him.
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