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16th Jul '16 4:30:53 PM ImperialScum
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* The ''aeon edge'' from ''Literature/AeonLegionLabyrinth'' has a non lethal setting were it passes through people and objects, freezing them in stasis rather than cutting them. Justified in that the [[TimePolice Aeon Legion]] does not want to kill temporal criminals and change the history of those who may need to live on in their own times.
26th Jun '16 3:15:02 PM Quanyails
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* Manga/OokamiNoKuchiWolfsmund: Plays with and possibly Justifies the use of this trope. Some of Wolfram's knights find Johanna escaping through the castle, and--remembering that they're not supposed to kill her--decide to grip their swords by the blade and beat her unconscious with their hilts. ShownTheirWork, as this is a legit technique from [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship German Longsword]] called ''mordhau''.

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* Manga/OokamiNoKuchiWolfsmund: ''Manga/OokamiNoKuchiWolfsmund'': Plays with and possibly Justifies the use of this trope. Some of Wolfram's knights find Johanna escaping through the castle, and--remembering that they're not supposed to kill her--decide to grip their swords by the blade and beat her unconscious with their hilts. ShownTheirWork, as this is a legit technique from [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship German Longsword]] called ''mordhau''.
11th Jun '16 6:52:30 PM Saber15
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* In ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade'', a leader with the Surgery skill has a chance to convert any friendly casualty into a KO. Even if it was inflicted by a knight's full-speed couched lance charge, which usually hits for about 2-3 times the maximum hit points of any unit.

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* In ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade'', a leader with the Surgery skill has a chance to convert any friendly casualty into a KO. Even if it was inflicted by a knight's full-speed couched lance charge, which usually hits for about 2-3 times the maximum hit points of any unit. Heroes, nobles, and the player can never be killed, only knocked out, even if you ram a lance [[BoomHeadshot through their faceplate]] at 25mph. However, enemy casualties are for the most part accurate; stab a mook, and he's almost certainly going to die. The player can order their troops to switch to blunt trauma weapons to raise the chances of knocking out enemies to keep as prisoners.
1st May '16 5:13:07 AM erforce
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* An example of Non-Killing Bullets: In ''[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Terminator 2]]'' for the Sega Genesis, enemies are described at the end of a level has having been "immobilized" due to "non-fatal wounds." Despite being shot. In the chest. With a shotgun. At point blank range. Of course, this comes from a joke in the movie: John Connor tells the Terminator not to kill anybody, and so the Terminator shoots a man in the knee. ("He'll live.") Doesn't explain how a chest shot could be non-fatal, though.

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* An example of Non-Killing Bullets: In ''[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Terminator 2]]'' ''VideoGame/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' for the Sega Genesis, enemies are described at the end of a level has having been "immobilized" due to "non-fatal wounds." Despite being shot. In the chest. With a shotgun. At point blank range. Of course, this comes from a joke in the movie: John Connor tells the Terminator not to kill anybody, and so the Terminator shoots a man in the knee. ("He'll live.") Doesn't explain how a chest shot could be non-fatal, though.
25th Apr '16 8:03:42 PM SolidSonicTH
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** Likewise, in the VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom series, certain characters carry bladed weapons (''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium'' has Haohmaru and Nakoruru from ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' and Hibiki Takane from ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade'' among the cast) but all their opponents only get KO'd by their attacks and are capable of blocking their sword strikes with their bare hands.

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** Likewise, in the VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom series, certain characters carry bladed weapons (''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium'' has Haohmaru and Nakoruru from ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' and Hibiki Takane from ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade'' among the cast) but all their opponents only get KO'd by their attacks and are capable of blocking their sword strikes with their bare hands. Vega's claw only does nominal damage as well, although he has been bound by this restriction since his debut.
25th Apr '16 8:02:23 PM SolidSonicTH
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* Several ''VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever'' game s include characters like Strider Hiryu (and his AbsurdlySharpBlade), Wolverine (and [[WolverineClaws his claws]]), Doctor Doom (and his variety of energy weapons), Dormammu (master of black magic) and many others, yet no-one gets anything more serious than a KO. Granted, Strider and the various versions of Mega Man do have actual death animations, but this is just a ShoutOut to their original series rather than portraying actual death.

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* Several ''VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever'' game s VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever games include characters like Strider Hiryu (and his AbsurdlySharpBlade), Wolverine (and [[WolverineClaws his claws]]), Doctor Doom (and his variety of energy weapons), Dormammu (master of black magic) and many others, yet no-one gets anything more serious than a KO. Granted, Strider and the various versions of Mega Man do have actual death animations, but this is just a ShoutOut to their original series rather than portraying actual death.death.
** Likewise, in the VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom series, certain characters carry bladed weapons (''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium'' has Haohmaru and Nakoruru from ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' and Hibiki Takane from ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade'' among the cast) but all their opponents only get KO'd by their attacks and are capable of blocking their sword strikes with their bare hands.
23rd Apr '16 9:18:50 AM TheDiego908
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* Since battles in [[VideoGame/Touhou Gensokyo]] always result in NonLethalKOs or mild ClothingDamage due to the [[DuelsDecideEverything spellcard system]], it's implied that all characters are actually using their own powers but with them being limited to incredibly flashy attacks (such as [[WaveMotionGun Marisa's "spark" spellcards]] or [[RealityWarper Yukari's boundary themed attacks]])
19th Apr '16 5:29:14 AM HopeFox
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*** 3rd edition also has magical weapons with the "Merciful" quality, which allows the wielder to inflict nonlethal damage, even with a sword or crossbow. This quality is generated by imbuing the weapon with a healing spell, ironically.
30th Mar '16 5:43:32 PM cybertoy0
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* Subverted in ''Manga/OnePiece''; When Zoro the swordsman wants to knock someone out, he uses the blunt side of his katana, usually saying he did so for the audience's sake.
20th Mar '16 9:16:46 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' kills an age-long Star Wars joke about younglings killing each other by accident (started when small children in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' were using lightsabers and probes to train) by showing that lightsabers can be powered down for training.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' kills an age-long Star Wars joke about younglings killing each other by accident (started when small children in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' were using lightsabers and probes to train) by showing that lightsabers can be powered down set to stun for training.
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