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18th Jul '17 1:02:35 PM Materioptikon
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* One of the key factors that makes the ''Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames'' universe an AU is that Princess Twilight wasn't able to talk Starlight Glimmer down like she was able to do in canon. So she was forced to defeat her by [[spoiler: retgoning the original by adopting her younger self from her OrphanageOfFear and taking her to the future]]. It's made perfectly clear that this really ''was'' the only choice Twilight had. Despite this, and her friends, brother, and fellow princesses assuring her that her decision was nessecary to save Equestria, she's massively haunted by it. [[spoiler: Especially since she thinks the Original Starlight set up her time traveling scheme as a SuicideByCop gambit, not to mention how [[AscendedFridgeHorror Twilight's fully aware]] of the [[ButterflyOfDoom possible consequences of rewriting part of the timeline]]. ]]

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* One of the key factors that makes the ''Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames'' universe an AU is that Princess Twilight wasn't able to talk Starlight Glimmer down like she was able to do in canon. So she was forced to defeat her by [[spoiler: retgoning the original by adopting her younger self from her OrphanageOfFear and taking her to the future]]. It's made perfectly clear that this really ''was'' the only choice Twilight had. Despite this, and her friends, brother, and fellow princesses assuring her that her decision was nessecary necessary to save Equestria, she's massively haunted by it. [[spoiler: Especially since she thinks the Original Starlight set up her time traveling scheme as a SuicideByCop gambit, not to mention how [[AscendedFridgeHorror Twilight's fully aware]] of the [[ButterflyOfDoom possible consequences of rewriting part of the timeline]]. ]]
6th Jun '17 7:54:14 PM SeekerSS
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When a protagonist does [[DirtyBusiness an ambiguously (a)moral act]] because current circumstances make it the most pragmatic and logical thing to do. If TheHero performs the job himself, he may even go so far as to hide it from the rest of the cast (possibly with [[PoorCommunicationKills serious repercussions later]]) due to the risk of [[SlaveToPR compromising his moral standards]], or they might say WhatTheHellHero to which he might reply IDidWhatIHadToDo. Otherwise, he may delegate it to the AntiHero or TheLancer, whose reputations won't be hurt as severely for the deed. May demonstrate WhatYouAreInTheDark.

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When a protagonist character does [[DirtyBusiness an ambiguously (a)moral act]] because current circumstances make it the most pragmatic and logical thing to do. If TheHero performs the job himself, he may even go so far as to hide it from the rest of the cast (possibly with [[PoorCommunicationKills serious repercussions later]]) due to the risk of [[SlaveToPR compromising his moral standards]], or they might say WhatTheHellHero to which he might reply IDidWhatIHadToDo. Otherwise, he may delegate it to the AntiHero or TheLancer, whose reputations won't be hurt as severely for the deed. May demonstrate WhatYouAreInTheDark.
17th May '17 9:13:34 AM SteveMB
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--->'''Green Lantern:''' What are you saying? Misuse of the trope. That's Kick the dog at best

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--->'''Green Lantern:''' What are you saying? Misuse of the trope. That's Kick the dog at bestsaying?
15th Apr '17 6:50:23 PM BattleMaster
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* Wolverine was recruited into the ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' specifically so that they'd have someone willing to shoot the dog on the team. With Captain America, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, and Iron Man on the team at the time, the argument was that they needed a dog-shooter for those situations when a hard morale choice might be necessary.
9th Apr '17 1:39:18 PM nombretomado
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* Ami from ''SailorNothing'' was a haughty Alpha[!frumious bandersnatch!] whom most of the main characters hated, to the point that Shin [[IWishedYouWereDead said she hoped something horrible happened to her]]. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor And it does.]] [[spoiler: She's kidnapped by Argon of the Yamiko, who then turns her into a living music box by surgically strapping her into a machine made from human bones and teeth. Ami is kept in place with wires and hooks that are inserted into her face, eyelids, arms, legs, breasts, ''and her vagina''. The worst part is that Ami is still alive, and her mind hasn't been shattered so much as it has been obliterated completely, save for her mad laughter. And Argon purposefully targeted Ami because he knew the Sailors hated her, to make it a point that the so-called soldiers of peace and justice wished for an outright evil fate to befall on Ami.]]

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* Ami from ''SailorNothing'' ''Literature/SailorNothing'' was a haughty Alpha[!frumious bandersnatch!] whom most of the main characters hated, to the point that Shin [[IWishedYouWereDead said she hoped something horrible happened to her]]. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor And it does.]] [[spoiler: She's kidnapped by Argon of the Yamiko, who then turns her into a living music box by surgically strapping her into a machine made from human bones and teeth. Ami is kept in place with wires and hooks that are inserted into her face, eyelids, arms, legs, breasts, ''and her vagina''. The worst part is that Ami is still alive, and her mind hasn't been shattered so much as it has been obliterated completely, save for her mad laughter. And Argon purposefully targeted Ami because he knew the Sailors hated her, to make it a point that the so-called soldiers of peace and justice wished for an outright evil fate to befall on Ami.]]
13th Mar '17 6:34:33 PM SomeNewGuy
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* Valerie does this in the ending of the ''DannyPhantom'' episode "Reign Storm" out of frustration over Danny, the ghost she blames for destroying her life, now being seen as a hero by the majority of Amity Park.
13th Mar '17 6:34:15 PM SomeNewGuy
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* Valerie does this in the ending of the ''DannyPhantom'' episode "Reign Storm" out of frustration over Danny, the ghost she blames for destroying her life, now being seen as a hero by the majority of Amity Park.
9th Feb '17 4:14:11 AM NNinja
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Compare/contrast with LightIsNotGood, OmniscientMoralityLicense, WellIntentionedExtremist, KnightTemplar, TheUnfettered, CruelToBeKind. The version where a bad guy does this for a hero is BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork.

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Compare/contrast with LightIsNotGood, OmniscientMoralityLicense, WellIntentionedExtremist, KnightTemplar, TheUnfettered, CruelToBeKind. If the act is presented as wrong it may come across as DesignatedEvil. The version where a bad guy does this for a hero is BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork.
21st Jan '17 5:20:55 AM fq
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* In ''Uncanny X-Force'', it is revealed that a resurrected Apocalypse will bring about the Age of Apocalypse. To prevent this, X-Force, an already morally ambigious team that's entire purpose is to ShootTheDog, decides to kill Apocalypse. However, it's revealed that Apocalypse is actually a child, who is still innocent. The team is split, with Angel the most adamant about killing Kid Apocalypse, saying that Kid Apocalypse won't be able to control his nature, and that doing this will save millions of lives. However, he stops himself, and the team decide to take Kid Apocalypse back for training. Then Fantomex shoots him in the head. Later on, Deadpool of all people is the one to call the team out on this, and Wolverine says it was the right thing to do, and that sparing him was just a moment of weakness. Fantomex himself secretly cloned Kid Apocalypse.

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* In ''Uncanny X-Force'', it is revealed that a resurrected Apocalypse will bring about the Age of Apocalypse. To prevent this, X-Force, an already morally ambigious ambiguous team that's entire purpose is to ShootTheDog, decides to kill Apocalypse. However, it's revealed that Apocalypse is actually a child, who is still innocent. The team is split, with Angel the most adamant about killing Kid Apocalypse, saying that Kid Apocalypse won't be able to control his nature, and that doing this will save millions of lives. However, he stops himself, and the team decide to take Kid Apocalypse back for training. Then Fantomex shoots him in the head. Later on, Deadpool of all people is the one to call the team out on this, and Wolverine says it was the right thing to do, and that sparing him was just a moment of weakness. Fantomex himself secretly cloned Kid Apocalypse.



* The third volume of ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' revolves around whether or not the Illuminati (a secret group of some the world's most influential heroes, including Iron Man, Mr. Fantastic, Black Panther and Namor) are willing to shoot the dog. Shooting the dog, in their case, means potentially destroying an entire alternate version of the planet Earth due to a phenomena known as "incursions." During an incursion, two universes clash, with their respective Earths being the collision point. If the two Earths collide, the universes are destroyed, so the only way to save both universes is to destroy one of the Earths. [[spoiler:For the most part, the Illuminati avoid commiting genocide because most of the alternate Earths end up being destroyed by people other than them, with the first case in which they had to choose the destruction of an Earth by themselves having said Earth devoid of life. When the time comes to choose to destroy an inhabited world, everyone but Namor decides it's not worth it, so he destroys the Earth himself, prompting the rest of the Illuminati to kick him out. Then, Namor assembles a group of villanous monsters to destroy the ensuing colliding Earths until the final incursion between the last two universes.]]

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* The third volume of ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' revolves around whether or not the Illuminati (a secret group of some the world's most influential heroes, including Iron Man, Mr. Fantastic, Black Panther and Namor) are willing to shoot the dog. Shooting the dog, in their case, means potentially destroying an entire alternate version of the planet Earth due to a phenomena phenomenon known as "incursions." During an incursion, two universes clash, with their respective Earths being the collision point. If the two Earths collide, the universes are destroyed, so the only way to save both universes is to destroy one of the Earths. [[spoiler:For the most part, the Illuminati avoid commiting committing genocide because most of the alternate Earths end up being destroyed by people other than them, with the first case in which they had to choose the destruction of an Earth by themselves having said Earth devoid of life. When the time comes to choose to destroy an inhabited world, everyone but Namor decides it's not worth it, so he destroys the Earth himself, prompting the rest of the Illuminati to kick him out. Then, Namor assembles a group of villanous monsters to destroy the ensuing colliding Earths until the final incursion between the last two universes.]]



* ''FanFic/BetterAngels'' has this as Shane Walsh's modius operandi, lightly contrasting the "[[FanNickname Ricktatorship]]" that takes place in ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' show canon.

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* ''FanFic/BetterAngels'' has this as Shane Walsh's modius modus operandi, lightly contrasting the "[[FanNickname Ricktatorship]]" that takes place in ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' show canon.



* ''FanFic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'': [[spoiler:Violet feeds [[BigBad Ludlow]] to baby T.rexes. ''In front of everyone.'' Though to be fair, Adam did imply several times before that Ludlow thoroughly deserved it.]]

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* ''FanFic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'': [[spoiler:Violet feeds [[BigBad Ludlow]] to baby T. rexes. ''In front of everyone.'' Though to be fair, Adam did imply several times before that Ludlow thoroughly deserved it.]]
8th Jan '17 3:20:42 PM nombretomado
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* In UltimateMarvel, dog-shooting is a national sport. Except for Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan; he's still JustAKid.

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* In UltimateMarvel, ComicBook/UltimateMarvel, dog-shooting is a national sport. Except for Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan; he's still JustAKid.
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