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19th May '18 7:12:22 PM DiamondJim
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* ''Series/WonderWoman'': In the pilot episode, Wonder Woman states both hers and all of [[HiddenElfVillage Paradice Island's]] views on violence...right after beating up her agent. Granted he had just [[BullyingADragon pulled a gun on her]].
--> '''Ashley Norman:''' Please. Don't hurt me!
--> '''Wonder Woman:''' Hurt you? Where I'm from we try never to hurt people.
21st Apr '18 1:16:23 PM Pichu-kun
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* Cream the Rabbit of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' is a prime candidate. She's a gentle, caring young girl who hates violence and will try to resolve any conflict without it. When forced to fight however, she and her pet Chao Cheese can seriously lay the smack-down on some robots. Somewhat averted in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' where all of her special abilities [[WhiteMage revolve around healing and buffing the party.]] [[GameBreaker Though that doesn't keep her from being a horrifyingly powerful asset when paired up with a tank like Knuckles or Omega.]]

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* Cream the Rabbit of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is a prime candidate. She's a gentle, caring young girl who hates violence and will try to resolve any conflict without it. When forced to fight however, she and her pet Chao Cheese can seriously lay the smack-down on some robots. Somewhat averted in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' where all of her special abilities [[WhiteMage revolve around healing and buffing the party.]] [[GameBreaker Though that doesn't keep her from being a horrifyingly powerful asset when paired up with a tank like Knuckles or Omega.]]



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has a few examples. For example, Absol abhors violence and doesn't like Mega Evolving according to its ''[[VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon Ultra Sun]]'' entry. Wimpod would also try to get out of a battle whenever possible.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has a few examples. examples:
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For example, Absol abhors violence and doesn't like Mega Evolving according to its ''[[VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon Ultra Sun]]'' entry. entry.
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Wimpod would also try to get out of a battle whenever possible.possible.
** Sabrina mentions that she dislikes fighting but will fight if she must. Note, Sabrina is a ''gym leader''. By ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' she's apparently quit being a trainer in exchange for being an actress.
26th Feb '18 4:14:16 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'': Emil is not only a reluctant warrior, but ''incompetent'' at that. He can only do any good in a fight when 'possessed' by Ratatosk, who obligingly does so before every battle (except at certain parts of the game).

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* ''TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'': ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'': Emil is not only a reluctant warrior, but ''incompetent'' at that. He can only do any good in a fight when 'possessed' by Ratatosk, who obligingly does so before every battle (except at certain parts of the game).
26th Feb '18 4:14:16 AM Cryoclaste
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17th Feb '18 1:22:24 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Before the [[GreatOffscreenWar Last Great Time War]], the Doctor was a ScienceHero for whom lethal force was the last resort but still [[TechnicalPacifist a valid one]]. After the war...he still is. ''During'' the war, on the other hand, he fought on the front line until he had no option but nuking both sides to save the universe. Expanded on near the end of Eleven's run - it turns out Eight initially refused to fight and just helped those caught in the crossfire. When it became clear this couldn't last, [[spoiler: he constructed a whole new persona that his other incarnations refuse to call "the Doctor".]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Before the [[GreatOffscreenWar Last Great Time War]], the Doctor was a ScienceHero for whom lethal force was the last resort but still [[TechnicalPacifist a valid one]]. After the war...he they still is.are. ''During'' the war, on the other hand, he fought on the front line until he had no option but nuking both sides to save the universe. Expanded on near the end of Eleven's run - it turns out Eight initially refused to fight and just helped those caught in the crossfire. When it became clear this couldn't last, [[spoiler: he constructed a whole new persona that his other incarnations refuse to call "the Doctor".]]
30th Jan '18 12:45:07 PM Rytex
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Rhaegar Targaryen. By all accounts, he looked as though he was going to be more of a singer, reader, and poet than any of his ancestors ever were. But then, one day he read ''something''[[note]]Theorized to be the moment he believed ''he'' was to become The Prince Who Was Promised/Azor Ahai[[/note]] that lit a fire in him, and turned up in the training yard the next day demanding, with an air of resignation if the person sharing this information with Daenerys is to be believed, that the Master-at-Arms educate him in the use of a sword. He kept his edge, participating in tournaments and the like, but always resorted to diplomacy when possible before he would do battle.
11th Jan '18 3:46:16 PM WillKeaton
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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 [[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]]

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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 [[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 weapons.]][[note]]Good at making weapons? How about good at making '''anything'''.[[/note]]
11th Jan '18 3:45:20 PM WillKeaton
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** In VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda, the Initiative as a whole adopts this philosophy. Standing orders during a FirstContact situation is to always try to look non threatening and initiate dialog, and shoot only if fired upon. Even Tiran Kandros, a member of a long established Turian military family refuses to authorize a mission to capture TheRemnant city Meridian because he doesn't want to antagonize the Kett.

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** In VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda, ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', the Initiative as a whole adopts this philosophy. Standing orders during a FirstContact situation is to always try to look non threatening and initiate dialog, and shoot only if fired upon. Even Tiran Kandros, a member of a long established Turian military family refuses to authorize a mission to capture TheRemnant city Meridian because he doesn't want to antagonize the Kett.
11th Jan '18 3:44:38 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'': Julie, the [[TheHero heroic]] protagonist hates fighting, especially humans and other humanoid races. She got deeply annoyed when her friends celebrated her popping her 'kill cherry' in [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0099.html this comic page]].

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* ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'': Julie, the [[TheHero heroic]] protagonist hates fighting, especially humans and other humanoid races. She got deeply annoyed when her friends celebrated her popping her 'kill cherry' in [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0099.html this comic page]].
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11th Jan '18 3:43:20 PM WillKeaton
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** Gohan is another great example, especially in the Cell Saga, before Goku dies at least. Gohan refuses to get mad enough to blindly kill Cell in RoaringRampageOfRevenge because he doesn't want to kill anyone. It takes Android 16 deathbed speech about how it is okay to kill to protect the innocent and then subsequent death at Cell's hand to get Gohan to let it loose.

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** Gohan is another great example, especially in the Cell Saga, before Goku dies at least. Gohan refuses to get mad enough to blindly kill Cell in a RoaringRampageOfRevenge because he doesn't want to kill anyone. It takes Android 16 deathbed speech about how it is okay to kill to protect the innocent and then subsequent death at Cell's hand to get Gohan to let it loose.
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