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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.
4th Dec '16 10:56:59 PM Pig_catapult
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* ComicBook/{{X 23}} is forced to do this ''literally'' by the Facility as part of her BreakTheCutie TrainingFromHell. When they decided she still had too much empathy for others, Laura was given a puppy with orders to kill it within a set amount of time and was then left alone to carry it out. She played with it instead, and when her handlers returned to find the puppy still alive, threatened ''to torture it'' as punishment for Laura failing to follow orders, before relenting and offering her another chance.



* Ami from ''SailorNothing'' was a haughty AlphaBitch 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'' was a haughty AlphaBitch 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.]]
6th Nov '16 4:40:07 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* In ''Fanfic/OriginStory'', there is Alex Harris's reluctant murder of Henry Peter Gyrich. Gyrich was going to keep coming after Alex and Louise, and it was inevitable that Louise would eventually get killed, as she already nearly had been during Bullseye's attack. To Alex, removing Gyrich from the equation was the only possible way to keep Louise safe. So she removed him.
15th Oct '16 6:41:47 PM TheNerevarine
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* In TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 comic ''ComicBook/{{Bloodquest}}'', Cloten and Lysander are forced to gun down civilians while masquerading as renegade marines, or they would risk blowing their coven. They are utterly disgusted by what they have to do, but given they found the civilians hiding while a Chaos invasion was going on and if they just left them to actual Chaos Marines to find them and [[AFateWorseThanDeath the horrible things they would put the civilians through]], it was just better to kill them [[MercyKilll as mercifully as possible]].

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* In TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 comic ''ComicBook/{{Bloodquest}}'', Cloten and Lysander are forced to gun down civilians while masquerading as renegade marines, or they would risk blowing their coven. They are utterly disgusted by what they have to do, but given they found the civilians hiding while a Chaos invasion was going on and if they just left them to actual Chaos Marines to find them and [[AFateWorseThanDeath the horrible things they would put the civilians through]], it was just better to kill them [[MercyKilll [[MercyKill as mercifully as possible]].
15th Oct '16 6:40:27 PM TheNerevarine
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* In TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 comic ''ComicBook/{{Bloodquest}}'', Cloten and Lysander are forced to gun down civilians while masquerading as renegade marines, or they would risk blowing their coven. They are utterly disgusted by what they have to do, but given they found the civilians hiding while a Chaos invasion was going on and if they just left them to actual Chaos Marines to find them and [[AFateWorseThanDeath the horrible things they would put the civilians through]], it was just better to kill them [[MercyKilll as mercifully as possible]].
9th Oct '16 3:07:09 PM bt8257
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This trope is named after the [[ItWasHisSled climactic scene]] of ''Literature/OldYeller'', where the titular dog is literally shot to [[MercyKill put it out of its misery]].

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This trope is named after the [[ItWasHisSled climactic scene]] of ''Literature/OldYeller'', where the titular dog is literally shot to [[MercyKill put it out of an end to its misery]].



%% This trope is NOT ABOUT LITERALLY SHOOTING DOGS (usually), e.g. the Mooks in the movie "Equilibrium" shooting dogs with shotguns DOES NOT COUNT... Shoot The Dog is something a protagonist might do: commit a morally gray but necessary act (like shooting Old Yeller)... if you want to add an example that is merely firing a gun at a canine, don't; if you see an example like that, delete it or move it to KickTheDog.

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%% This trope is NOT ABOUT LITERALLY SHOOTING DOGS (usually), e.g. the Mooks in the movie "Equilibrium" shooting dogs with shotguns DOES NOT COUNT... Shoot The the Dog is something a protagonist might do: commit a morally gray but necessary act (like shooting Old Yeller)... if you want to add an example that is merely firing a gun at a canine, don't; if you see an example like that, delete it or move it to KickTheDog.
9th Oct '16 3:51:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Absalom}}'', Absalom and his men sometimes kill kittens to draw out vampires.
2nd Oct '16 2:07:04 PM Gosicrystal
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* Doing morally questionable things like sacrificing others' lives for the team's sake is a recurring theme in ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'''s Decision Game, but a major one occurs in the "Outbreak" fragment, where [[spoiler:Phi has been infected with Radical-6 and begs Diana to kill and burn her before the virus spreads across the globe]]. The trope is {{defied|Trope}} here, with horrible consequences: [[spoiler:''6 billion people'' die]].
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26th Jul '16 8:32:43 AM JackG
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* In ''Comicbook/TheWalkingDead'', [[spoiler:one of the children in the group, Ben, kills and cuts apart his twin sibling. This prompts an eight-year-old Carl Grimes, son of the protagonist, to shoot Ben, because he was "too dangerous".]]

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* In ''Comicbook/TheWalkingDead'', [[spoiler:one of the children in the group, Ben, kills and cuts apart his twin sibling. This prompts an eight-year-old Carl Grimes, son of the protagonist, to shoot Ben, because he was "too dangerous".dangerous" and his father WouldNotHurtAChild.]]
15th May '16 3:16:35 AM EDP
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* In ''FanFic/OrderInChaos'' a Centauri squadron encounters an Orieni explorer deep in Centauri space, with the Orieni surrendering due some abominations having boarded them. By the description the Centauri realize that the Orieni have landed on Na'kaleen and accidentally embarked a Feeder, a creature that [[FateWorseThanDeath feeds on sentients' brains]] and reproduces by infecting people that have escaped an encounter with them, so, knowing [[NightmareFuel the consequences of even a single Feeder reaching an inhabitated world]], blow up the Orieni ship, destroy most escape pods, check the few survivors for infection (and kill any infected), and get the Orieni to tell them how many were the escort ships of their explorer, ships that they will have to hunt down and destroy.
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