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14th May '17 8:49:28 PM Amahn
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* A Heroic example in ''Anime/TowardTheTerra''. After the 2nd (or was it 3rd?) TimeSkip (the series had a lot of them) [[spoiler: Jomey has taken over as Soldier and has had it with humans and their treatment of the Mu. To the point he basically declares war on humanity and broadcasts a warning to stay out of the Mu's way or die. To illustrate Jomey's new [[MoralEventHorizon state of mind]], Tony and the other Children Of The Mu take down an entire fleet of human warships with just 3 fighters. As the escape pods are trying to flee Tony lands on one and telepathically asks Jomey a question. The response is to do it. Tony then proceeds to destroy them all, leaving no survivors.]] Even the rest of the Mu are [[WhatTheHellHero taken aback by the move.]]

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* A Heroic rare heroic example in ''Anime/TowardTheTerra''. After the 2nd (or was it 3rd?) TimeSkip (the series had a lot of them) [[spoiler: Jomey has taken over as Soldier and has had it with humans and their treatment of the Mu. To the point he basically declares war on humanity and broadcasts a warning to stay out of the Mu's way or die. To illustrate Jomey's new [[MoralEventHorizon state of mind]], Tony and the other Children Of The Mu take down an entire fleet of human warships with just 3 fighters. As the escape pods are trying to flee Tony lands on one and telepathically asks Jomey a question. The response is to do it. Tony then proceeds to destroy them all, leaving no survivors.]] Even the rest of the Mu are [[WhatTheHellHero taken aback by the move.]]
14th May '17 8:45:33 PM Amahn
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* In ''Anime/TowardTheTerra'' after the 2nd (or was it 3rd?) TimeSkip [[spoiler: Jomey has taken over as Blue and has had it with humans and their treatment of the Mu. To the point he basically declares war on humanity and broadcasts a warning to stay out of the Mu's way or die. To illustrate Jomey's new [[MoralEventHorizon state of mind]], Tony and the other Children Of The Mu take down an entire fleet of human warships with just 3 fighters. As the escape pods are trying to flee Tony lands on one and telepathically asks Jomey a question. The response is to do it. Tony then proceeds to destroy them all, leaving no survivors.]] Even the rest of the Mu are [[WhatTheHellHero taken aback by the move.]]

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* In ''Anime/TowardTheTerra'' after A Heroic example in ''Anime/TowardTheTerra''. After the 2nd (or was it 3rd?) TimeSkip (the series had a lot of them) [[spoiler: Jomey has taken over as Blue Soldier and has had it with humans and their treatment of the Mu. To the point he basically declares war on humanity and broadcasts a warning to stay out of the Mu's way or die. To illustrate Jomey's new [[MoralEventHorizon state of mind]], Tony and the other Children Of The Mu take down an entire fleet of human warships with just 3 fighters. As the escape pods are trying to flee Tony lands on one and telepathically asks Jomey a question. The response is to do it. Tony then proceeds to destroy them all, leaving no survivors.]] Even the rest of the Mu are [[WhatTheHellHero taken aback by the move.]]
14th May '17 8:40:45 PM Amahn
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* In ''Anime/TowardTheTerra'' after the 2nd (or was it 3rd?) TimeSkip [[spoiler: Jomey has taken over as Blue and has had it with humans and their treatment of the Mu. To the point he basically declares war on humanity and broadcasts a warning to stay out of the Mu's way or die. To illustrate Jomey's new [[MoralEventHorizon state of mind]], Tony and the other Children Of The Mu take down an entire fleet of human warships with just 3 fighters. As the escape pods are trying to flee Tony lands on one and telepathically asks Jomey a question. The response is to do it. Tony then proceeds to destroy them all, leaving no survivors.]] Even the rest of the Mu are [[WhatTheHellHero taken aback by the move.]]
13th May '17 5:40:38 AM eroock
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->''All those escape pods. So small. So vulnerable. I'll order their destruction immediately.''

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->''All ->''"All those escape pods. So small. So vulnerable. I'll order their destruction immediately.''"''
29th Apr '17 11:30:29 AM nombretomado
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* In TimothyZahn's ''Literature/TheConquerorsTrilogy'', the Zhirrzh deliberately target and destroy the life pods of the human vessels they defeat. This is actually [[JustifiedTrope justified]], since [[spoiler:radio waves are dangerous to the Zhirrzh, causing them to mistake the automatic distress beacons for weapons]].

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* In TimothyZahn's Creator/TimothyZahn's ''Literature/TheConquerorsTrilogy'', the Zhirrzh deliberately target and destroy the life pods of the human vessels they defeat. This is actually [[JustifiedTrope justified]], since [[spoiler:radio waves are dangerous to the Zhirrzh, causing them to mistake the automatic distress beacons for weapons]].
21st Apr '17 11:57:29 PM Timjames98
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*** The attack on U-boats by the American bomber was quite intentional: the pilot radioed for instructions and he was ordered to commence attacking. Technically, the fact that U-boats were rescuing survivors did not grant them legal protection under laws of war and the US command was concerned that Germans might identify a nearby US base on Azores, territory belonging to ostensibly neutral Portugal, whose existence was kept secret.
*** Actually taking part in a rescue mission does give a vessel of war immunity. Which is why this incident is refered to as a 'prima facie war crime'.
16th Apr '17 11:32:03 AM gilda4ever
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** This is a game mechanic in ''Videogame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar''. Occasionally when defeating an enemy fighter jet, they will not simply explode, but turn yellow to indicate their plane is no longer capable of combat. You can choose to go the high road and spare them, or choose to shoot them down for extra cash. Some levels will also feature evacuating helicopters or cargo planes marked as yellow. What percentage of these yellow targets you shoot down determines your [[KarmaMeter Ace Style]].
29th Mar '17 1:02:11 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' Season 2, [[spoiler:when the Turbines get attacked by Gjallarhorn, Naze orders everyone to evacuate, intending to take them on solo (though his wife Amida Arca refuses to abandon him). Iok orders his men to sink the lifeboats, and they manage to get a couple before Tekkadan's boys "accidentally" stumble across the battle and cover their retreat.]] As horrible as the act is already, there's an even more cold-blooded reason for it: [[spoiler:Iok's forces are using illegal Dáinsleif railcannons [[{{Hypocrite}} (the weapons they accused Naze of transporting)]] and [[LeaveNoWitnesses they're assuring that nobody can report them.]]]]
27th Mar '17 4:31:21 AM Divra
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** There's a very scary scene when it sounds like the Grayson Navy commander (a good guy), but ''very'' angry over Honor's "execution" has ordered his men to do this.

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** There's a very scary scene when it sounds like the Grayson Navy commander (a good guy), but ''very'' angry over Honor's "execution" has ordered his men to do this. He hasn't; the order was "no mercy", i.e 'leave the lifeboats'. 'Sink the lifeboats' would have been 'no ''quarter'''.
26th Mar '17 1:46:27 PM Caps-luna
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* American submarines and aircraft would occasionally do this in WorldWarTwo if they sank a Japanese ship near Japanese-held or contested islands, on the grounds that Allied troops would have to later kill them anyway. Early in the war, they tried to rescue survivors from Japanese ships that sank or aircraft that were shot down, but after enough of the survivors refused help or tried to kill their would-be rescuers, preferring to go down fighting rather than be taken prisoner, the Americans lost interest in helping them. A regrettable case of IDidWhatIHadToDo or a serious case of MoralDissonance, take your pick. For their part, the Japanese would often execute rescued American fliers who were shot down over Japanese fleets, sometimes immediately after fishing them out of the water, and more than a quarter of captured westerners died in Japanese captivity.

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* American submarines and aircraft would occasionally do this in WorldWarTwo if they sank a Japanese ship near Japanese-held or contested islands, on the grounds that Allied troops would have to later kill them anyway. Early in the war, they tried to rescue survivors from Japanese ships that sank or aircraft that were shot down, but after enough of the survivors refused help or tried to kill their would-be rescuers, preferring to go down fighting rather than be taken prisoner, the Americans lost interest in helping them. A regrettable case of IDidWhatIHadToDo or a serious case of MoralDissonance, take your pick. For their part, the Japanese would often execute rescued American fliers who were shot down over Japanese fleets, sometimes immediately after fishing them out of the water, and more than a quarter of captured westerners died in Japanese captivity. They were also known to shell life rafts or dense patches of sailors abandoning ships.
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