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21st Jun '16 7:05:13 PM DearestWindmillGirl
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* Matt Murdock in ''Series/Daredevil'' has a strong ThouShaltNotKill policy for his vigilante activities. It doesn't stop him from pulling moves like ''throwing people off buildings'' or ''lighting them on fire''. Perhaps {{Justified}} by his super-senses giving him a better understanding of human anatomy and physics, but ''still''.

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* Matt Murdock in ''Series/Daredevil'' ''Series/Daredevil2015'', following the Tao of his comic counterpart, has a strong ThouShaltNotKill policy for his vigilante activities. It doesn't stop him from pulling moves like ''throwing people off buildings'' or ''lighting them on fire''. Perhaps {{Justified}} by his super-senses giving him a better and more precise understanding of human anatomy and physics, but ''still''.''still''.
21st Jun '16 7:02:37 PM DearestWindmillGirl
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* Matt Murdock in ''Series/Daredevil'' has a strong ThouShaltNotKill policy for his vigilante activities. It doesn't stop him from pulling moves like ''throwing people off buildings'' or ''lighting them on fire''. Perhaps {{Justified}} by his super-senses giving him a better understanding of human anatomy and physics, but ''still''.
7th Jun '16 6:30:09 PM billybobfred
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* An option in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. As a Froggit early in the Ruins points out, some monsters can be spared if you reduce their HP far enough without killing them. [[spoiler:This does ''not'' work on Toriel -- if you try it, she ''will'' die.]]
28th Mar '16 7:55:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheTerminator is this in the second movie. Being under orders not to kill doesn't seem to stop him from emptying a [[GatlingGood minigun]] at a group of police officers, then blowing up their cars.

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* TheTerminator is this in the second movie. Being ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'': The Terminator being under orders not to kill doesn't seem to stop him from emptying a [[GatlingGood minigun]] at a group of police officers, then blowing up their cars.
4th Feb '16 4:13:15 AM Freshmeat
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* {{Pokemon}} and everyone who trains them.
* {{Medabots}} and most people who own one.
18th Jan '16 7:24:01 PM Eagal
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** Cleave a buzzer wasp in half.
15th Jan '16 9:46:27 PM Jeduthun
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This trope tends to present itself in media where NobodyCanDie, or NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight and/or the InverseLawOfUtilityAndLethality is in effect. Contrast TechnicalPacifist and ActualPacifist. See also DestructiveSavior for when pacifists are reckless with property instead of people, and StupidGood for when pacifism is the wrong response anyway.

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This trope tends to present itself in media where NobodyCanDie, or NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight and/or the InverseLawOfUtilityAndLethality is in effect. Contrast TechnicalPacifist and ActualPacifist. See also DestructiveSavior for when pacifists are reckless with property instead of people, and StupidGood for when pacifism is the wrong response anyway.
anyway. SisterTrope to SuicidalPacifism, when refusal to fight endangers one's own life.
30th Dec '15 11:32:10 AM Underachiever
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* Wizards in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' are specifically prohibited from using magic to kill other humans for any reason. ''Non''magical killing is technically not covered by this (which is why the Wardens can still use their swords to execute warlocks readily enough), nor does the protection extend to nonhumans, and it's not entirely clear how far collateral damage is really covered -- a wizard using spells to fight off monsters can be quite destructive to the general environment in the process, and there's at least one case of Harry in particular burning down a house infested with vampires where he'll probably never know for certain whether or not all their human victims were in fact already ''really'' dead...
20th Dec '15 10:26:41 PM LadyDrillKnight
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* VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum has plenty of this, mostly because Batman's instant takedown moves include strangling mooks, breaking mook bones, or dropping mooks down a few floors. Don't forget the [[ExplosionPropulsion explosive gell]]!

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* VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum has plenty of this, mostly because Batman's instant takedown moves include strangling mooks, breaking mook bones, or dropping mooks down a few floors. Don't forget the [[ExplosionPropulsion explosive gell]]!gel]]!
21st Nov '15 12:10:10 PM nombretomado
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** To his credit, Kira does acknowledge this. It also backfired on him spectacurally in ''Destiny''.
* [[RurouniKenshin Kenshin Himura]] does this a lot. Beating people into a pulp with a Reverse Blade Sword [[ZigZaggingTrope may or may not cause internal injuries]], but somehow it never kills them, despite the fact that there are plenty of other people in the series who do use blunt weapons for lethal ends.

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** To his credit, Kira does acknowledge this. It also backfired on him spectacurally spectacularly in ''Destiny''.
* [[RurouniKenshin [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Kenshin Himura]] does this a lot. Beating people into a pulp with a Reverse Blade Sword [[ZigZaggingTrope may or may not cause internal injuries]], but somehow it never kills them, despite the fact that there are plenty of other people in the series who do use blunt weapons for lethal ends.
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