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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.
11th Jan '18 3:42:58 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 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.
11th Jan '18 3:42:37 PM WillKeaton
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* Goku from ''Manga/DragonBall'' grew 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'' grew 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 of the ''important'' characters at least, as least. As a child he wasn't too concerned about it, an having a large body count. 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.
11th Jan '18 3:41:35 PM WillKeaton
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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 grew 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.
20th Nov '17 8:38:10 PM MysteriousZorua1994
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* ''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.
20th Oct '17 5:15:49 AM manofwarb
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Through certain dialogue choices, Commander Shepard can come off as this.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Through certain dialogue choices, Paragon Commander Shepard can come off as this.


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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.
15th Oct '17 6:01:40 PM LentilSandEater
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* Cassie in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' ranges between this and a TechnicalPacifist.

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* Cassie in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' ranges between this is the most outspoken of the kids about it, though none of them except Rachael enjoy risking their lives and killing on a TechnicalPacifist.weekly basis. Her attempts to create a peaceful end to the alien invasion are first portrayed as well-meaning but naive, then they lead to a peace movement within the invading forces and eventually [[spoiler: a peaceful ending.]]
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