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20th Nov '16 4:12:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Camaris in ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'', a classic KnightInShiningArmor and one of the [[{{Badass}} greatest heroes]] the land of Osten Ard has ever known, hates battle, fights only when compelled, and prays for the souls of his vanquished foes. It helps that he's such a [[ShroudedInMyth fearsome warrior]] that no sane enemy would take the field against him. This duality leads him to copious amounts of angst, including a full-scale HeroicBSOD; once he snaps out of it (twenty years later), he becomes a ShellShockedVeteran, but no less of a {{Badass}}.

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* Camaris in ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'', a classic KnightInShiningArmor and one of the [[{{Badass}} greatest heroes]] heroes the land of Osten Ard has ever known, hates battle, fights only when compelled, and prays for the souls of his vanquished foes. It helps that he's such a [[ShroudedInMyth fearsome warrior]] that no sane enemy would take the field against him. This duality leads him to copious amounts of angst, including a full-scale HeroicBSOD; once he snaps out of it (twenty years later), he becomes a ShellShockedVeteran, but no less of a {{Badass}}.badass.
9th Nov '16 7:23:16 AM Nekuro
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* Bowbaq, from the "Cycle of Ji" series by french novelist Pierre Grimbert, is an ActualPacifist who has to take up arms when a bunch of fanatical killer priests are sent to kill his family, his friends and himself. This might have to do with him being able to mentally communicate with animals (with restrictions on the species of animals he can communicate with).
25th Oct '16 9:41:00 AM Gemser
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* In the original script of ''Film/GameOfDeath'', Hai Tien (Bruce Lee) initially refuses to take part in the "game of death" and only does so after his family is kidnapped by the Korean mafia.

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* In the original script of ''Film/GameOfDeath'', Hai Tien (Bruce Lee) initially refuses to take part in the "game of death" and only does so after his family is kidnapped by the Korean mafia.

22nd Oct '16 7:22:29 AM Gemser
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* In the original script of ''Film/GameOfDeath'', Hai Tien (Bruce Lee) initially refuses to take part in the "game of death" and only does so after his family is kidnapped by the Korean mafia.
16th Oct '16 6:16:08 PM nombretomado
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* Eliwood from ''[[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem]]'': "Iíve no love for war. If I concentrate on the foe before me, Iím fine. If I picture families, innocents caught up in our foolish politics? If I imagine themÖ All I can do is pray for a way to solve things peacefully."

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* Eliwood from ''[[FireEmblemElibe ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem]]'': "Iíve no love for war. If I concentrate on the foe before me, Iím fine. If I picture families, innocents caught up in our foolish politics? If I imagine themÖ All I can do is pray for a way to solve things peacefully."
1st Oct '16 10:10:55 AM Jake18
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* Goku from ''Manga/DragonBall'' grow up to be this (especially the horrible judge of character part) seeing as how he loves to fight but never sets out to kill, even when he is forced to. He actually has the lowest body count in the series, on ''important'' characters at least, as child he wasn't too concerned about it, an example is the time he went on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge and destroyed the entire Red Ribbon Army when he was a kid (though they DID piss him off really badly by killing Upa's dad, among other deeds) and also the killing of demon king piccolo and his minions. And of course, he kills plenty of people in the movies, though those aren't canon.

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* Goku from ''Manga/DragonBall'' grow up to be this (especially the horrible judge of character part) seeing as how he loves to fight but never sets out to kill, even when he is forced to. He actually has the lowest body count in the series, on ''important'' characters at least, as child he wasn't too concerned about it, an example is the time he went on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge and destroyed the entire Red Ribbon Army when he was a kid (though they DID piss him off really badly by killing Upa's dad, among other deeds) and also the killing of demon king piccolo Demon King Piccolo and his minions. And of course, he kills plenty of people in the movies, though those aren't canon.
9th Sep '16 11:07:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Shane}}''

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* ''{{Shane}}''''Literature/{{Shane}}''



* ''OverTheWineDarkSea'': Menedemos and Sostratos; while they constantly have to defend themselves against pirates, warlords, and assorted blackguards they prefer to avoid a fight. In their case it is less from idealism and more because it interferes with their [[MoneyDearBoy primary mission]]

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* ''OverTheWineDarkSea'': ''Literature/OverTheWineDarkSea'': Menedemos and Sostratos; while they constantly have to defend themselves against pirates, warlords, and assorted blackguards they prefer to avoid a fight. In their case it is less from idealism and more because it interferes with their [[MoneyDearBoy primary mission]]
29th Aug '16 11:12:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* Post-World War 2 Germany as a whole. After the shock of what JustFollowingOrders can lead to, the new German constitution gave every German citizen the right to refuse military service, to prevent instrumentalization of German people by the occupying powers. In the face of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the creation of a [[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht new German army]] was highly controversial and required a legal loophole to reintroduce conscription, despite violating the consitution. It wasn't until the Yugoslav Wars in the 90s, when genocide was happening right next to [=EU=] borders, that German aircraft engaged in combat action, and even that was extremely controversial. Caught in the frenzy of late 2001, Germany supported the invasion of Afghanistan with equipment and technical specialists and later took control of the mostly pacified Northeast in a mission to "provide security for the population and projects for the development of local security forces". A landmark was reached in 2009, when the Minister of Defense first admitted that German troops in Afghanistan were dealing with "conditions similar to war", which was criticized by many other politicians, who went to great lengths to reassure that [[ImplausibleDeniability German troops were not involved in any war]]. At the same time, Germany has the world's 7th largest defense budget and is the world's 3rd largest weapons exporter after the US and Russia. While Germany hates to use military force, it's [[BecauseImGoodAtIt really good at]] [[GermanicEfficiency making weapons]][[note]]Good at making weapons? How about good at making '''anything'''.[[/note]]

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* Post-World War 2 Germany as a whole. After the shock of what JustFollowingOrders can lead to, the new German constitution gave every German citizen the right to refuse military service, to prevent instrumentalization of German people by the occupying powers. In the face of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the creation of a [[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht [[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht new German army]] was highly controversial and required a legal loophole to reintroduce conscription, despite violating the consitution. It wasn't until the Yugoslav Wars in the 90s, when genocide was happening right next to [=EU=] borders, that German aircraft engaged in combat action, and even that was extremely controversial. Caught in the frenzy of late 2001, Germany supported the invasion of Afghanistan with equipment and technical specialists and later took control of the mostly pacified Northeast in a mission to "provide security for the population and projects for the development of local security forces". A landmark was reached in 2009, when the Minister of Defense first admitted that German troops in Afghanistan were dealing with "conditions similar to war", which was criticized by many other politicians, who went to great lengths to reassure that [[ImplausibleDeniability German troops were not involved in any war]]. At the same time, Germany has the world's 7th largest defense budget and is the world's 3rd largest weapons exporter after the US and Russia. While Germany hates to use military force, it's [[BecauseImGoodAtIt really good at]] [[GermanicEfficiency making weapons]][[note]]Good at making weapons? How about good at making '''anything'''.[[/note]]
15th Aug '16 3:16:01 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Asgore is this. He is discribed as a "big fuzzy pushover" who hates violence, [[spoiler: and if it weren't for [[WellIntentionedExtremist the promise he made to his subjects when in a fit of rage,]] he wouldn't have to fight you. When in battle, he can't even bring himself to look at you, instead looking at the ground. He feels a lot of regret for his actions, to the point that he destroys the Mercy button at the beggining of the fight not to stop you from running away, but because he thinks he doesn't deserve your mercy.]]
--> Asgore: Truthfully... I do not want power. I do not want to hurt anyone. I just wanted everyone to have hope...

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Asgore is this. He is discribed described as a "big fuzzy pushover" who hates violence, [[spoiler: and if it weren't for [[WellIntentionedExtremist the promise he made to his subjects when in a fit of rage,]] he wouldn't have to fight you. When in battle, he can't even bring himself to look at you, instead looking at the ground. He feels a lot of regret for his actions, to the point that he destroys the Mercy button at the beggining of the fight not to stop you from running away, but because he thinks he doesn't deserve your mercy.]]
--> Asgore: -->'''Asgore''': Truthfully... I do not want power. I do not want to hurt anyone. I just wanted everyone to have hope...
31st Jul '16 1:35:43 PM nombretomado
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* DCComics' {{western}} character Bat Lash. He's a fairly cheerful ReluctantWarrior, though, who doesn't anguish much about beating up villains, instead maintaining a steady stream of [[YouFightLikeACow banter]] about how he did ''try'' to avoid a confrontation, and, really, all he wants is to be about his business, but they've forced the issue. And he means it.

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* DCComics' Creator/DCComics' {{western}} character Bat Lash. He's a fairly cheerful ReluctantWarrior, though, who doesn't anguish much about beating up villains, instead maintaining a steady stream of [[YouFightLikeACow banter]] about how he did ''try'' to avoid a confrontation, and, really, all he wants is to be about his business, but they've forced the issue. And he means it.
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