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17th May '17 10:58:07 PM rafi
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* In ''Film/Deadpool'', the titular hero has the big bad who tortured him nonstop to activate his mutant genes, ruined his body and kidnapped his girlfriend under a gun and helpless. Colossus attempts to intervene with a heartwarming speech about what it means to be a 'hero', encouraging Deadpool to relent in his anger and be the better man. [[spoiler: Deadpool, being Deadpool, responds by shooting the big bad in the face.]]

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* In ''Film/Deadpool'', ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'', the titular hero has the big bad who tortured him nonstop to activate his mutant genes, ruined his body and kidnapped his girlfriend under a gun and helpless. Colossus attempts to intervene with a heartwarming speech about what it means to be a 'hero', encouraging Deadpool to relent in his anger and be the better man. [[spoiler: Deadpool, being Deadpool, responds by shooting the big bad in the face.]]
14th May '17 9:14:11 PM nombretomado
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* Happens a lot with Vash in ''{{Trigun}}'', especially once the Gung Ho Guns show up. [[spoiler: He is ultimately forced to go through with it and kill TheDragon Legato Bluesummers.]]

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* Happens a lot with Vash in ''{{Trigun}}'', ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', especially once the Gung Ho Guns show up. [[spoiler: He is ultimately forced to go through with it and kill TheDragon Legato Bluesummers.]]
23rd Apr '17 12:59:00 PM nombretomado
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* At the tail end of ''[[TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]''' "City at War" arc, Karai does this to one of the defeated Foot Elite. She takes the swing, but refrains from cleaving his head, settling for destroying his NiceHat instead.

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* At the tail end of ''[[TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]''' ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003''' "City at War" arc, Karai does this to one of the defeated Foot Elite. She takes the swing, but refrains from cleaving his head, settling for destroying his NiceHat instead.
20th Jan '17 11:02:18 PM modgethanc
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** In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Vader disarms Luke and has him at his mercy in the carbon-freezing chamber on Cloud City. He takes a swing at Luke, but doesn't really try to kill him because he wants Luke alive [[INeedYouStronger so he can become stronger]] and [[DragonWithAnAgenda help overthrow the Emperor.]] Instead he tries to herd Luke into the carbonite pit to turn him into a HumanPopsicle, but Luke [[InASingleBound jumps out of it]], retrieves his weapon and continues fighting.
20th Jan '17 10:57:58 PM modgethanc
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[[caption-width-right:350:Striking him down after cutting his hand off. [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim Following right in his footsteps, aren't you?]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Striking him down after and cutting his hand off. [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim Following right in his footsteps, aren't you?]]]]
20th Jan '17 10:56:08 PM modgethanc
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** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' Luke defeats Darth Vader and is about to kill him until he is encouraged by Palpatine and [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim realizes what he is becoming]]. This convinces Luke to [[SheatheYourSword toss his lightsaber aside]] and show mercy, which ultimately causes Vader to return to the Light Side of the Force.
** In Film/RevengeOfTheSith Anakin [[IncrediblyLamePun disarms]] Count Dooku and [[StartOfDarkness actually goes through with it]] ([[ManipulativeBastard at Palpatine's encouragement]]), in a sort of [[CallForward point of divergence]] between [[InTheBlood Luke and Anakin's histories]].

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** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Luke defeats Darth Vader and is about to kill him until he is encouraged by Palpatine and [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim realizes what he is becoming]]. This convinces Luke to [[SheatheYourSword toss his lightsaber aside]] and show mercy, which ultimately causes Vader to return to the Light Side of the Force.
** In Film/RevengeOfTheSith ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Anakin [[IncrediblyLamePun [[AnArmAndALeg disarms]] Count Dooku and [[StartOfDarkness actually goes through with it]] ([[ManipulativeBastard at Palpatine's encouragement]]), in a sort of [[CallForward point of divergence]] between [[InTheBlood Luke and Anakin's histories]].
20th Jan '17 10:55:20 PM modgethanc
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** Darth Vader pulled a literal SwordOverHead on Luke in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', disarming him and remarking, "All too easy." Luke evades him and retrieves his sword, continuing to fight.
** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' Luke defeats Darth Vader and is about to kill him until he is encouraged by Palpatine and [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim realizes what he is becoming]]. This convinces Luke to [[SheatheYourSword toss his lightsaber aside]] and show mercy. In Film/RevengeOfTheSith Anakin [[IncrediblyLamePun disarms]] Count Dooku and [[StartOfDarkness actually goes through with it]] ([[ManipulativeBastard at Palpatine's encouragement]]), in a sort of [[CallForward point of divergence]] between [[InTheBlood Luke and Anakin's histories]].
* A variation in ''Film/{{Predator}}''. Dutch does this over the fallen title monster, but using a large rock instead of a sword. He relents after noticing the Predator coughing up (green glowing) blood, showing that he's no longer a threat.

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** Darth Vader pulled a literal SwordOverHead on Luke in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', disarming him and remarking, "All too easy." Luke evades him and retrieves his sword, continuing to fight.
** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' Luke defeats Darth Vader and is about to kill him until he is encouraged by Palpatine and [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim realizes what he is becoming]]. This convinces Luke to [[SheatheYourSword toss his lightsaber aside]] and show mercy. mercy, which ultimately causes Vader to return to the Light Side of the Force.
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In Film/RevengeOfTheSith Anakin [[IncrediblyLamePun disarms]] Count Dooku and [[StartOfDarkness actually goes through with it]] ([[ManipulativeBastard at Palpatine's encouragement]]), in a sort of [[CallForward point of divergence]] between [[InTheBlood Luke and Anakin's histories]].
** Also in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', when Mace Windu attempts to arrest Palpatine after finding out he's the Sith Lord behind the Clone Wars, and has him disarmed and at swordpoint. Anakin shows up despite being warned not to get involved and pleads with Mace not to kill Palpatine while Mace himself mentally debates whether he should (which would be better for the galaxy, but goes against the Jedi's morals) or leave him alive, which would be morally right but extremely risky. There is plenty of DramaticIrony since Anakin found himself in the exact same situation before with Count Dooku, but did execute him even though he knew it was wrong.
* A variation in ''Film/{{Predator}}''. Dutch does this over the fallen title monster, but using a large rock instead of a sword. He relents after noticing the Predator [[BloodFromTheMouth coughing up (green glowing) blood, blood]], showing that he's no longer a threat.
11th Jan '17 9:06:10 PM QuinineGlow
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* In ''Film/Deadpool'', the titular hero has the big bad who tortured him nonstop to activate his mutant genes, ruined his body and kidnapped his girlfriend under a gun and helpless. Colossus attempts to intervene with a heartwarming speech about what it means to be a 'hero', encouraging Deadpool to relent in his anger and be the better man. [[spoiler: Deadpool, being Deadpool, responds by shooting the big bad in the face.]]
26th Dec '16 11:22:06 AM nombretomado
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-->-- ''FanFic/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDomxo4Ut5U Episode 2]]

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-->-- ''FanFic/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'' ''WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDomxo4Ut5U Episode 2]]
9th Dec '16 6:19:07 PM rmctagg09
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There's a DramaticPause as the goodie mentally debates whether to kill the baddie. In the end, however, they will throw the sword away and let the bad guy be captured by the authorities (unless, of course, they're an AntiHero).

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There's a DramaticPause as the goodie mentally debates whether to kill the baddie. In the end, however, they will throw the sword away and let the bad guy be captured by the authorities (unless, of course, they're an AntiHero).
AntiHero). Another variation has them throw the sword right next to the villain in a way that makes it clear that they could have killed them, but didn't.
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