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4th Mar '18 7:52:28 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* In Creator/JamesSwallow's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''Faith & Fire'', the BackStory tells of Saint Celestine and how a soldier serving her was once taken hostage. He shouted for her to kill the enemy anyway, and she threw her spear. He was mortally wounded -- but didn't die, in the Miracle of the Wound. The religious ceremonies at the beginning of the novel are in honor of this miracle.

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* In Creator/JamesSwallow's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''Faith & and Fire'', the BackStory tells of Saint Celestine and how a soldier serving her was once taken hostage. He shouted for her to kill the enemy anyway, and she threw her spear. He was mortally wounded -- but didn't die, in the Miracle of the Wound. The religious ceremonies at the beginning of the novel are in honor of this miracle.
2nd Jan '18 6:01:59 PM TheSaddleman
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* The ultra-violent spy novel series ''COBRA'', by Joseph R. Rosenberger, includes an instalment in which the protagonist, Jon Skul, along with an ally, willingly shoot and kill a woman being used as a human shield in order to kill the mook holding her. The book in question somewhat lampshades the scenario by having the mook appear confident that the "good guys" would not shoot an innocent, at which point Skul and his ally exchange a look and then open fire.
16th Dec '17 10:06:09 AM thatother1dude
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': The [=CP9=] Agent Rob Lucci's backstory includes him being sent to deal with pirates that had take 500 of a country's soldiers hostage. As Lucci is a OneManArmy, he could have immediately beaten all the pirates himself, with few of the soldiers dying. Instead, he lets the pirates catch him so he'll be taken to the hostages. Once there, he kills them all himself, reasoning that those soldiers failed to protect their country [[YouHaveFailedMe and thus were worthless.]] After that, he kills all the pirates as well.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': The [=CP9=] Agent Rob Lucci's backstory includes him being sent to deal with pirates that had take 500 of a country's soldiers hostage. As Lucci is a OneManArmy, he could have immediately beaten all the pirates himself, with few of the soldiers dying. Instead, he lets the pirates catch him so he'll be taken to the hostages. Once there, he kills them all himself, reasoning that those soldiers failed to protect their country [[YouHaveFailedMe and thus were worthless.]] worthless]] ([[BlackAndWhiteInsanity even evil]]). After that, he kills all the pirates as well.
3rd Sep '17 9:31:10 PM Daedalis
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* The second arc of ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' climaxes when Sheriff Bronson takes Nestor hostage to confront Nestor's brother Zolo. Outgunned, Zolo shoots Nestor to spare him from the justice system.
4th Jul '17 9:21:29 AM StarSword
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* In ''Literature/KrisLongknife: Intrepid'', religious extremists try to [[ColonyDrop crash a passenger liner with 5,000 passengers into a planet]] to start a war between the Peterwalds' and Longknifes' blocs of planets. The Peterwalds' SecretPolice suggest shooting out the reactor and destroying the ship, but Kris and her team prefer to attempt a long-shot plan to shoot out some of the liner's engines and cause it to miss. [[spoiler:Due to unforeseen circumstances, destroying the engines causes the ship's fuel water tanks to burst, which destroys the reactor and the ship anyway.]]
4th May '17 2:30:33 PM Gregzilla
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' episode "The Low Road". Of course, they all heal injuries ''regularly'', and the hostage in question is a ReliableTraitor ''at best''.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' episode "The Low Road". Of course, they all heal injuries ''regularly'', and the hostage in question is a ReliableTraitor has ChronicBackstabbingDisorder ''at best''.
15th Mar '17 6:30:49 PM secretfan14
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* The manga of ''Manga/ElfenLied'' plays around with this for the {{Dojikko}} secretary Kisaragi at the beginning. Initially, Kurama wanted to save her, but realized that he would have to perform a HeroicSacrifice that may end up saving her. Lucy instead [[OffWithHisHead pops off her head]] [[MoodWhiplash after this sad moment]] [[DoubleSubverted and the army with Kurama ends up shooting through her]] ''[[BulletproofHumanShield anyway]]'' [[CurbStompBattle even though it doesn't work]].

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* The manga of ''Manga/ElfenLied'' plays around with this for the {{Dojikko}} CuteClumsyGirl secretary Kisaragi at the beginning. Initially, Kurama wanted to save her, but realized that he would have to perform a HeroicSacrifice that may end up saving her. Lucy instead [[OffWithHisHead pops off her head]] [[MoodWhiplash after this sad moment]] [[DoubleSubverted and the army with Kurama ends up shooting through her]] ''[[BulletproofHumanShield anyway]]'' [[CurbStompBattle even though it doesn't work]].
9th Mar '17 8:09:28 PM harostar
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' uses this trope to illustrate several points, in an unexpected manner. When an elderly woman gets caught in the middle of a fierce battle between Investigators and a ghoul, they immediately fear her being used as a hostage. [[VanHelsingHateCrimes Hachikawa]] decides to take this approach, shooting at the "old hag" since he considers killing Irimi more important. Irimi surprises everyone -- including herself -- by shielding the old woman, and is mortally wounded in the process. Afterwards, Hirako and Kuramoto are deeply shaken by seeing a Ghoul value a human life more than an Investigator tasked with protecting humans.
25th Jan '17 11:31:05 PM jason1420
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** On another occasion in the series, "stunner tag" isn't an option because stunners are explicitly only less-lethal weapons and one of the hostages has advanced heart disease and likely wouldn't survive being stunned.
28th Dec '16 6:27:41 AM Deadbeatloser22
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* Literature/ArtemisFowl [[spoiler:once had Butler shoot ''his own father'' in order to trick the Russian Mafiya. Of course, it wasn't a real bullet -- it was a fairy capsule designed to hold water rations, filled with his own blood. Unfortunately, the mafiya ended up throwing the man into the Arctic water anyways...]]

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* Literature/ArtemisFowl [[spoiler:once had Butler shoot ''his own father'' in order to trick the Russian Mafiya. Of course, it wasn't a real bullet -- it was a fairy capsule designed to hold water rations, as a fire extinguisher, filled with his own blood. Unfortunately, the mafiya ended up throwing the man into the Arctic water anyways...]]
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