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12th Dec '17 12:16:50 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Defied in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', where the team flat out rejected this as an option after ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} was turned, although Blade tried to convince them there wasn't any other. She seems to be handling herself okay since then.

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* Defied in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', ''ComicBook/XMen'', where the team flat out rejected this as an option after ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} was turned, although Blade tried to convince them there wasn't any other. She seems to be handling herself okay since then.
12th Sep '17 8:41:10 AM nighttrainfm
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** A RunningGag is that whenever a member of Team Angel warns a co-worker to be ready to kill them if they turn evil, they agree a lot more readily than comfortable. Especially Connor.

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** A RunningGag is that whenever a member of Team Angel warns a co-worker to be ready to kill them if they turn evil, they agree a lot more readily than the other one finds comfortable. Especially Connor.
22nd Aug '17 9:09:56 PM TheCuza
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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' provides the page image: In Zoey's backstory, she shot her father so that he would not become infected after being bit. It was only weeks later that she found out he was more likely than not immune.

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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' provides the page image: In Zoey's backstory, she shot her father so that he would not become infected after being bit. It was only bitten by [[NotUsingTheZWord the Infected]] and asked her to shoot him before he turned. A few weeks later that later, she found out he that she was more likely than not immune.[[TheImmune immune to the infection]]... [[SenselessSacrifice which means that he probably was too]].



* In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', if you complete Siegward of Catarina's [[CompanionSpecificSidequest questline]] before facing Yhorm the Giant, Siegward will join you for this boss battle, revealing that the "duty" he spoke of earlier is a promise he made to Yhorm, his old friend, long ago--namely, to MercyKill him, should he ever be brought back to (un)life after sacrificing himself to the First Flame. To this end, Yhorm had, in fact, given Siegward one of two Swords of Giant-Slaying (the other is kept in his boss arena), which make the boss fight a ''lot'' more manageable.

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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', if you complete Siegward of Catarina's [[CompanionSpecificSidequest questline]] before facing Yhorm the Giant, Siegward will join you for this boss battle, revealing that the "duty" he spoke of earlier is a promise he made to Yhorm, his old friend, long ago--namely, to MercyKill him, should he ever be brought back to (un)life after sacrificing himself to the First Flame. To this end, Yhorm had, in fact, given Siegward one of two Swords of Giant-Slaying (the other is kept in his boss arena), which make the boss fight a ''lot'' more manageable. If you manage to get the other one and equip it yourself during the battle, you and Siegward can steamroll the game's biggest DamageSpongeBoss in just a few hits.
7th Aug '17 10:43:29 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' when [[spoiler: Victoria]] comes back as a vampire with an altered personality and tries to turn Victor he puts her back in the ground for good.
3rd Aug '17 12:00:03 PM Koveras
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' In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', if you complete Siegward of Catarina's [[CompanionSpecificSidequest questline]] before facing Yhorm the Giant, Siegward will join you for this boss battle, revealing that the "duty" he spoke of earlier is a promise he made to Yhorm, his old friend, long ago--namely, to MercyKill him, should he ever be brought back to (un)life after sacrificing himself to the First Flame. To this end, Yhorm had, in fact, given Siegward one of two Swords of Giant-Slaying (the other is kept in his boss arena), which make the boss fight a ''lot'' more manageable.

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' * In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', if you complete Siegward of Catarina's [[CompanionSpecificSidequest questline]] before facing Yhorm the Giant, Siegward will join you for this boss battle, revealing that the "duty" he spoke of earlier is a promise he made to Yhorm, his old friend, long ago--namely, to MercyKill him, should he ever be brought back to (un)life after sacrificing himself to the First Flame. To this end, Yhorm had, in fact, given Siegward one of two Swords of Giant-Slaying (the other is kept in his boss arena), which make the boss fight a ''lot'' more manageable.
3rd Aug '17 11:59:44 AM Koveras
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' In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', if you complete Siegward of Catarina's [[CompanionSpecificSidequest questline]] before facing Yhorm the Giant, Siegward will join you for this boss battle, revealing that the "duty" he spoke of earlier is a promise he made to Yhorm, his old friend, long ago--namely, to MercyKill him, should he ever be brought back to (un)life after sacrificing himself to the First Flame. To this end, Yhorm had, in fact, given Siegward one of two Swords of Giant-Slaying (the other is kept in his boss arena), which make the boss fight a ''lot'' more manageable.
21st Jun '17 8:20:46 AM MrDeath
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* Many times on ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', given the fact that it's a show about the zombie apocalypse. A few notable examples: Andrea held her sister Amy's body until she rose again as a walker before stabbing her in the head. (Stabbing walkers in the head is the only way to stop brain activity and kill them.) In season 2, Hershel is unable to kill his zombified family members and instead keeps them in a barn. Shane goes and kills them all anyway.
** After the season 2 reveal that [[spoiler: the virus is in all of them and when they die, regardless of if they were bit or not, they will rise again as a walker]], it becomes standard procedure to stab their loved ones in the head whenever they die. One of the more disturbing examples is [[spoiler: Carl, a young teenage boy, stabbing his mother in the head after she dies in childbirth]].

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* Many times on ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', given the fact that it's a show about the zombie apocalypse. A few notable examples: Andrea held her sister Amy's body until she rose again as a walker before stabbing shooting her in the head. (Stabbing (Shooting or stabbing walkers in the head is the only way to stop brain activity and kill them.) In season 2, Hershel is unable to kill his zombified family members and instead keeps them in a barn. Shane goes and kills them all anyway.
** After the season 2 reveal that [[spoiler: the virus is in all of them and when they die, regardless of if they were bit or not, they will rise again as a walker]], it becomes standard procedure to stab or shoot their loved ones in the head whenever they die. One of the more disturbing examples is [[spoiler: Carl, a young teenage boy, stabbing shooting his mother in the head after she dies in childbirth]].
10th May '17 8:02:31 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In Marvel's ''Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula'', Drac is clockwork predictable with this trope. Virtually no one outside the 'Bridge Crew' was taken prisoner without being turned.c

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* In Marvel's ''Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula'', Drac is clockwork predictable with this trope. Virtually no one outside the 'Bridge Crew' was taken prisoner without being turned.c


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* Defied in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', where the team flat out rejected this as an option after ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} was turned, although Blade tried to convince them there wasn't any other. She seems to be handling herself okay since then.
30th Apr '17 1:39:36 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul [=:Re=]'': [[spoiler: After encountering his NotSoDead [[DeadSidekick Sidekick]] as a deranged [[HalfHumanHybrid half-ghoul]], Houji makes the difficult decision to attempt to put down his former subordinate himself. It......does ''not'' end well, with Takizawa slaughtering the entire squad in a rage. He kills Houji via decapitation, before strangling [[ImpliedLoveInterest Akira]] while demanding to know why they would try to kill him when he just wanted to help them]].

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul [=:Re=]'': [[spoiler: After encountering his NotSoDead NotQuiteDead [[DeadSidekick Sidekick]] as a deranged [[HalfHumanHybrid half-ghoul]], Houji makes the difficult decision to attempt to put down his former subordinate himself. It......does ''not'' end well, with Takizawa slaughtering the entire squad in a rage. He kills Houji via decapitation, before strangling [[ImpliedLoveInterest Akira]] while demanding to know why they would try to kill him when he just wanted to help them]].
18th Mar '17 1:09:34 AM SLOOGOVS
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* In ''{{Hellsing}}'', [[LadyOfWar Integra]] is instructed to put down her subordinates-turned-ghouls herself, since she was their leader and thus their being defeated and transformed is her responsibility.
* In an inversion, ''RosarioToVampire'' has the vampiric Moka nearly beating [[spoiler: the human Tsukune]] to death because he had become a ghoul that was dangerous to everyone around him. She considered it her responsibility to finish him because she was the one who caused the transformation.

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* In ''{{Hellsing}}'', ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', [[LadyOfWar Integra]] is instructed to put down her subordinates-turned-ghouls herself, since she was their leader and thus their being defeated and transformed is her responsibility.
* In an inversion, ''RosarioToVampire'' ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' has the vampiric Moka nearly beating [[spoiler: the human Tsukune]] to death because he had become a ghoul that was dangerous to everyone around him. She considered it her responsibility to finish him because she was the one who caused the transformation.



* In Literature/{{Baltimore}}, or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, Baltimore has to do this [[spoiler: not only to his wife, but his father, mother, and sister as well.]]

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* In Literature/{{Baltimore}}, ''Literature/{{Baltimore}}'', or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, Baltimore has to do this [[spoiler: not only to his wife, but his father, mother, and sister as well.]]



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', "Literature/{{Changes}}", [[spoiler: Harry is forced to kill his vampire girlfriend Susan when she turns fully. The situation was further complicated in that the Red Court vampires that sired Susan were about to kill their daughter to activate a spell that would kill her family line, and by killing Susan, Harry could use the spell against the villains, destroying all members of the Red Court.]]

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', "Literature/{{Changes}}", ''Literature/{{Changes}}'', [[spoiler: Harry is forced to kill his vampire girlfriend Susan when she turns fully. The situation was further complicated in that the Red Court vampires that sired Susan were about to kill their daughter to activate a spell that would kill her family line, and by killing Susan, Harry could use the spell against the villains, destroying all members of the Red Court.]]



* In the ''MagicTheGathering'' novel ''Nemesis'', Eladamri kills the Phyrexian Belbe, who was created from the corpse of Eladamri's daughter. Overlaps with VanHelsingHateCrime in that Belbe had already gone through a HeelFaceTurn and was actively sabotaging the Phyrexians' plans. NiceJobBreakingItHero.

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* In the ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' novel ''Nemesis'', Eladamri kills the Phyrexian Belbe, who was created from the corpse of Eladamri's daughter. Overlaps with VanHelsingHateCrime in that Belbe had already gone through a HeelFaceTurn and was actively sabotaging the Phyrexians' plans. NiceJobBreakingItHero.



* [[spoiler:Akiha]] makes you promise this in ''{{Tsukihime}}'' when her demon blood is taking over. [[spoiler:Averted in the True End, though, when you TakeAThirdOption by returning your life force to her. The Normal End is actually ''worse'' than if you had killed her.]] Also barely averted in Kohaku's route with [[spoiler:Akiha again.]] Not [[DemotedToExtra Satsuki]] though. She was just a classmate, so Shiki is just upset he had to kill someone at all.

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* [[spoiler:Akiha]] makes you promise this in ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' when her demon blood is taking over. [[spoiler:Averted in the True End, though, when you TakeAThirdOption by returning your life force to her. The Normal End is actually ''worse'' than if you had killed her.]] Also barely averted in Kohaku's route with [[spoiler:Akiha again.]] Not [[DemotedToExtra Satsuki]] though. She was just a classmate, so Shiki is just upset he had to kill someone at all.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Starcarft}}:Brood Wars'' Zeratul is forced to slay [[spoiler: his Matriach Razhagal]] after it turns out [[spoiler: she was enslaved by Kerrigan]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Starcarft}}:Brood ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}:Brood Wars'' Zeratul is forced to slay [[spoiler: his Matriach Razhagal]] after it turns out [[spoiler: she was enslaved by Kerrigan]].



* In the ''PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/7/21/ three]] [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/07/28/ part]] [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/07/30/ story]], the Cardboard-Tube Samurai is forced to kill an old ally who has been possessed by a cursed sword.

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* In the ''PennyArcade'' ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/7/21/ three]] [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/07/28/ part]] [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/07/30/ story]], the Cardboard-Tube Samurai is forced to kill an old ally who has been possessed by a cursed sword.
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