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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.
17th Feb '17 10:42:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting, Dr. Rudolph Van Richten dedicated his life to [[TheHunter hunting vampires]] after his son fell victim to one. But while he slew the monster that was responsible, he was forced to MercyKill his own son first -- who had been transformed into an undead creature himself.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting, Dr. Rudolph Van Richten dedicated his life to [[TheHunter [[VampireHunter hunting vampires]] after his son fell victim to one. But while he slew the monster that was responsible, he was forced to MercyKill his own son first -- who had been transformed into an undead creature himself.
1st Feb '17 5:26:09 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Choose the bad ending in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'' [[spoiler:(save Zoe, not Mia, which results in you having to fight Mia)]] and this is what Ethan is forced to do.
12th Dec '16 7:20:47 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia]] both [[spoiler: Kratos]] and [[spoiler: Regal]] were forced to MercyKill their lovers when they were mutated by Exspheres.

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia]] ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' both [[spoiler: Kratos]] and [[spoiler: Regal]] were forced to MercyKill their lovers when they were mutated by Exspheres.
12th Dec '16 7:20:29 PM Katsuhagi
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* Both [[spoiler: Kratos]] and [[spoiler: Regal]] were forced to MercyKill their lovers when they were mutated by Exspheres.

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* Both In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia]] both [[spoiler: Kratos]] and [[spoiler: Regal]] were forced to MercyKill their lovers when they were mutated by Exspheres.
28th Oct '16 2:24:42 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''GoldenSunDarkDawn'' when [[CuteMonsterGirl Sveta]] realizes that activating the [[WaveMotionGun Apollo Lens]] required to end the Grave Eclipse will [[spoiler: kill her brother, who was [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into a monster of darkness]]]] by the games main antagonists. Made worse by the fact that [[BecauseDestinySaysSo she is the only one who can do it.]]

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* Played with in ''GoldenSunDarkDawn'' ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' when [[CuteMonsterGirl Sveta]] realizes that activating the [[WaveMotionGun Apollo Lens]] required to end the Grave Eclipse will [[spoiler: kill her brother, who was [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into a monster of darkness]]]] by the games main antagonists. Made worse by the fact that [[BecauseDestinySaysSo she is the only one who can do it.]]
12th Oct '16 12:53:35 PM TheNerevarine
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* In the tie-in comic ''Literature/TheStrain: Mister Quinlan - Vampire Hunter'' detailing the backstory of Mr. Quinlan, he was part of a slave ludus during the Roman Empire. When [[BigBad the Master]] arrives and turns all other slaves except [[BlackBestFriend Bruk]] into vampires, forcing Quinlan and Bruk to fight their way out against their former friends. Bruk is infected during the struggle and request his friend to decapitate him before he can become a monster himself.
3rd Oct '16 10:42:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/CaballisticsInc'': Hannah Chapter reveals to a psychic vampire that before becaming an OccultDetective she was once involved with a woman who turned into a zombie, forcing Hannah to blow her head off. She turns off her com so that Lawrence (her closest friend) can't hear this.

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* ''ComicBook/CaballisticsInc'': Hannah Chapter reveals to a psychic vampire that before becaming becoming an OccultDetective she was once involved with a woman who turned into a zombie, forcing Hannah to blow her head off. She turns off her com so that Lawrence (her closest friend) can't hear this.
3rd Oct '16 10:23:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/CaballisticsInc'': Hannah Chapter reveals to a psychic vampire that before becaming an OccultDetective she was once involved with a woman who turned into a zombie, forcing Hannah to blow her head off. She turns off her com so that Lawrence (her closest friend) can't hear this.
30th Aug '16 10:23:39 PM harostar
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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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