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26th Apr '16 5:08:22 PM Trogdor7620
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* [[ComicBooks/XMen Colossus]] tries to convince [[Film/Deadpool2016 Deadpool]] to spare Ajax, by saying that in moments like these, every illusion of a hero falls away, and it's in these decisions that one truly sees a hero. [[SubvertedTrope Deadpool has none of it, and just blows his head off anyway.]]
18th Apr '16 9:02:49 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Superman blocks a punch that [[spoiler:Doomsday throws at Lex Luthor, even after Luthor had endangered Lois Lane and Martha Kent and had dedicated his life to destroying him. Given Doomsday's strength, if the punch had landed, Luthor would have been LudicrousGibs.]]
15th Apr '16 9:25:58 PM TheNewBig
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'''Avi Arad''':[[SarcasmMode "Whatever you say, Mark...]]"
'''Mark Johnson''': *laughs* "I'm still trying to convince myself."

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--> '''Avi Arad''':[[SarcasmMode "Whatever you say, Mark...]]"
--> '''Mark Johnson''': *laughs* "I'm still trying to convince myself."
15th Apr '16 9:23:53 PM TheNewBig
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** That's not even the half of it. The director ''himself'' notes this was out of character: //
'''Mark Johnson''': "I don't really think it makes sense from a ''character'' perspective so much as from a ''story'' perspective."

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** That's not even the half of it. The director ''himself'' notes this was out of character: //
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'''Mark Johnson''': "I don't really think it makes sense from a ''character'' perspective so much as from a ''story'' perspective."
15th Apr '16 9:22:19 PM TheNewBig
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* It is somewhat jarring when it is used in ''Film/{{Daredevil}}''. [[WhatMeasureIsAMook After he kills nearly every enemy he goes up against (including petty thugs), he decides to let the Kingpin live.]] It was probably done to show that he had learned that he can stop bad guys without killing them, but it feels like the director wanted to keep the Kingpin alive in case a sequel was made.

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* It is somewhat jarring when it is used in ''Film/{{Daredevil}}''. [[WhatMeasureIsAMook After he kills nearly every enemy he goes up against (including petty thugs), against, and even going so far as to throw a helpless Bullseye out a several story building, he decides to let the Kingpin live.]] It was probably done to show that he had learned that he can stop bad guys without killing them, but it really feels like the director wanted to keep the Kingpin alive in case a sequel was made.made.
** That's not even the half of it. The director ''himself'' notes this was out of character: //
'''Mark Johnson''': "I don't really think it makes sense from a ''character'' perspective so much as from a ''story'' perspective."
'''Avi Arad''':[[SarcasmMode "Whatever you say, Mark...]]"
'''Mark Johnson''': *laughs* "I'm still trying to convince myself."
10th Apr '16 9:12:27 PM Galadriel
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* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Film/JamesBond saves Le Chiffre from Obanno, the African freedom fighter who'd lost money from the attempted terrorist attack in Miami, which was foiled by Bond.

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* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Film/JamesBond saves Le Chiffre from Obanno, the African freedom fighter who'd lost money from the attempted terrorist attack in Miami, which was foiled by Bond. Not out of any compassion, but because Bond's mission was to bring Le Chiffre in alive so that MI6 could get him to inform on his terrorist clients.
9th Apr '16 9:15:01 PM troodos
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** [[ComicBook/Batgirl2000 The third Batgirl, Cassandra Cain]], takes this to an impressive extreme, being willing to run straight into the line of fire of an automatic weapon to prevent a nameless {{Mook}} from getting hit with friendly fire. That's how much she sticks to ThouShaltNotKill.
20th Mar '16 3:29:41 PM Aiguille
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* ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'' starts InMediaRes (sort of) with Black Torrent rescuing a villain whose plans had gone awry. In a later story they don't so much save the villain directly as escape from his deathtrap (which he's trapped in as well) and invite him along:

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* ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'' starts InMediaRes InMediasRes (sort of) with Black Torrent rescuing a villain whose plans had gone awry. In a later story they don't so much save the villain directly as escape from his deathtrap (which he's trapped in as well) and invite him along:
12th Mar '16 11:38:29 AM nombretomado
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* ''CareBearsMovieIIANewGeneration'' has an odd variant of this: the villain, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Dark Heart]], spends the movie blackmailing a girl named Christy into helping him, mostly interacting with her in the form of [[EnfantTerrible a boy about her age]]. About halfway through the movie, he hits his head, falls into a river and almost drowns, except that Christy dives into the water to save him. He's naturally a bit stunned that she would do this. This winds up being the first step toward [[spoiler:a HeelFaceTurn that [[BecomeARealBoy turns him into an actual child]]]].

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* ''CareBearsMovieIIANewGeneration'' ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsMovieIIANewGeneration'' has an odd variant of this: the villain, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Dark Heart]], spends the movie blackmailing a girl named Christy into helping him, mostly interacting with her in the form of [[EnfantTerrible a boy about her age]]. About halfway through the movie, he hits his head, falls into a river and almost drowns, except that Christy dives into the water to save him. He's naturally a bit stunned that she would do this. This winds up being the first step toward [[spoiler:a HeelFaceTurn that [[BecomeARealBoy turns him into an actual child]]]].
10th Mar '16 1:37:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' episode ''Conquer'', Glenn saves [[spoiler: Nicholas]] despite the fact that he lured him out into the woods so he could kill him. Even though Glenn had him at his mercy, [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim he knew that'd make him just like his enemy.]] Glenn ends up carrying him back to Alexandria after giving him a serious beat down.

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* In ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' episode ''Conquer'', "Conquer", Glenn saves [[spoiler: Nicholas]] despite the fact that he lured him out into the woods so he could kill him. Even though Glenn had him at his mercy, [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim he knew that'd make him just like his enemy.]] Glenn ends up carrying him back to Alexandria after giving him a serious beat down.
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