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17th Aug '17 12:44:39 AM jormis29
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* In the 1997 film ''Film/TheSaint'', the Saint neither uses a firearm nor does he take a life, something the prose version of the character had no qualms about. The main gangsters even live to see trial at the end of the film.

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* In the 1997 film ''Film/TheSaint'', In''Film/TheSaint1997'', the Saint neither uses a firearm nor does he take a life, something the prose version of the character had no qualms about. The main gangsters even live to see trial at the end of the film.
4th Aug '17 8:55:09 AM BeerBaron
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s [[SaintlyChurch Imperial Cult]] faction is typically non-violent, so their only combative skills are the [[BarefistedMonk hand-to-hand]] and [[CarryABigStic blunt]] [[SimpleStaff weapon]] skills. This draws from the real life Catholic clergy during the Middle Ages, who could fight in battles but were not allowed to use bladed weapons as they were forbidden to draw blood.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s [[SaintlyChurch Imperial Cult]] faction is typically non-violent, so their only combative skills are the [[BarefistedMonk hand-to-hand]] and [[CarryABigStic [[CarryABigStick blunt]] [[SimpleStaff weapon]] skills. This draws from the real life Catholic clergy during the Middle Ages, who could fight in battles but were not allowed to use bladed weapons as they were forbidden to draw blood.
4th Aug '17 8:54:44 AM BeerBaron
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* ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind's]]'' Imperial Cult faction is against violence, so their only combative skills are hand-to-hand and blunt weapon skills. Because of course, smashing someone over the head with a large heavy mace isn't going to kill them at all...

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', Ebonarm is the [[WarGod god of war]] worshiped in the Iliac Bay region. He is a BlackKnight, with his ebony sword [[BladeBelowTheShoulder fused to his right arm]] and he is [[TwentyFourHourArmor never seen without his ebony armor]]. However, he refuses to fight in any war started for petty reasons. When he appears on the battlefield, it is usually to ''prevent'' bloodshed and reconcile the opposing sides.
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''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind's]]'' Morrowind]]'''s [[SaintlyChurch Imperial Cult Cult]] faction is against violence, typically non-violent, so their only combative skills are hand-to-hand the [[BarefistedMonk hand-to-hand]] and blunt weapon [[CarryABigStic blunt]] [[SimpleStaff weapon]] skills. Because of course, smashing someone over This draws from the head with a large heavy mace isn't going real life Catholic clergy during the Middle Ages, who could fight in battles but were not allowed to kill them at all...use bladed weapons as they were forbidden to draw blood.
30th Jul '17 9:50:37 AM BattleMaster
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* Brainstorm from ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' is a skilled weapon designer, but his skill at ''building'' weapons let him make it through the Great War without actually ever ''using'' any of them, as he was too valuable to risk on the front lines. When first given the opportunity to actually shoot someone ([[spoiler: Megatron's helpless protoform, which he'd traveled back in time to kill in an attempt to avoid having the war ever break out]]), he ends up spending ten minutes standing there, unable to actually pull the trigger.
17th Jul '17 12:34:56 PM ironballs16
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* ''Manga/TriGun'' anime's lead Vash the Stampede lives this trope as his essential gimmick. Outlaw with a very big gun and ImprobableAimingSkills, does a lot of ass-kicking when required, but goes to great and painful lengths to avoid letting anyone be killed. Likely to whack someone with his gun, throw the bullets out the back of the gun, shoot their pants off, get bubblegum into their gun, or let the terrain clobber them if engaging, also very likely to run away. Will deliver non-fatal shots if necessary. Gets sneered at and called either a moron or a hypocrite a lot. Starry-eyed idealist, but scary if pushed far enough. [[spoiler:The BigBad's evil scheming more or less culminates in sending his fanatically loyal psychic [[TheDragon Dragon]] to force Vash to shoot him dead to save his remaining best friends. Object: 'Eternal Suffering to Vash the Stampede.' In the end, shoots BigBad through all major limbs and carries him into the desert over his shoulder.]]

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* ''Manga/TriGun'' anime's lead Vash the Stampede lives this trope as his essential gimmick. Outlaw with a very big gun and ImprobableAimingSkills, does a lot of ass-kicking when required, but goes to great and painful lengths to avoid letting anyone be killed. Likely to [[PistolWhip whack someone with his gun, gun]], throw the bullets out the back of the gun, shoot their pants off, get bubblegum into their gun, or let the terrain clobber them if engaging, also very likely to run away. Will deliver non-fatal shots if necessary. Gets sneered at and called either a moron or a hypocrite a lot. Starry-eyed idealist, but scary if pushed far enough. [[spoiler:The BigBad's evil scheming more or less culminates in sending his fanatically loyal psychic [[TheDragon Dragon]] to force Vash to shoot him dead to save his remaining best friends. Object: 'Eternal Suffering to Vash the Stampede.' In the end, shoots BigBad through all major limbs and carries him into the desert over his shoulder.]]
26th May '17 1:47:44 AM LondonKdS
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Contrast ActualPacifist for somebody who genuinely doesn't hurt people, instead of hurting them ''less,'' and RecklessPacifist for someone who refuses to kill, ever, but comes frighteningly close to doing so. Compare ReluctantWarrior, who despite not wanting to fight, does fight and kills, much to their own regret. Compare ''and'' contrast BadassPacifist, who is capable of completely defeating their opponents using only nonviolent tactics.

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Contrast ActualPacifist for somebody who genuinely doesn't hurt people, instead of hurting them ''less,'' and RecklessPacifist for someone who refuses to kill, ever, but comes frighteningly close to doing so. Also contrast WhatMeasureIsAMook, for the surprisingly common situation where the hero has qualms about killing the main villain at the end of the story after spending most of the plot casually blowing away the villain's minions. Compare ReluctantWarrior, who despite not wanting to fight, does fight and kills, much to their own regret. Compare ''and'' contrast BadassPacifist, who is capable of completely defeating their opponents using only nonviolent tactics.
13th Apr '17 5:58:01 PM REV6Pilot
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* Sam Fisher in ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' has an assault rifle with a special TrickArrow launcher that fires a wide assortment of less-than-lethal ordinance, including airfoil rounds, taser darts, and mini-cameras that release sleeping gas on command. The scoring system in the later games encourages players to take the non-lethal approach, although Sam as an actual character seems to prefer lethal force in his in-game dialogue, often having to be told to "hold back" by MissionControl.

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* Sam Fisher in ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' has an assault rifle with a special TrickArrow AbnormalAmmo launcher that fires a wide assortment of less-than-lethal ordinance, including airfoil rounds, taser darts, and mini-cameras that release sleeping gas on command. The scoring system in the later games encourages players to take the non-lethal approach, although Sam as an actual character seems to prefer lethal force in his in-game dialogue, often having to be told to "hold back" by MissionControl.
13th Apr '17 5:48:43 PM REV6Pilot
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* Saito in Fanfic/StupidDevilDog acts like this. He have no qualms about using guns (hell, he caries 3 of them around) but try to avoid killing people.

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* Saito in Fanfic/StupidDevilDog acts like this. ''Fanfic/StupidDevilDog'' doesn't take killing lightly. He have has no qualms about using guns (hell, hell, he caries 3 lugs ''three'' of them around) around all the time , but try he does his best to avoid killing people.using lethal force.
15th Mar '17 7:04:28 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Jesus}} generally preached pacifism and tolerance ("Turn the other cheek," "Love thy neighbour," etc) and is typically portrayed as one. Of course, [[BewareTheNiceOnes pacifists usually don't]] scatter crowds of merchants with whips on [[GoodIsNotSoft account of their greedy ways]]. Or, to quote from Matthew 10:16, "Be as innocent as doves and as cunning as snakes."

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* {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} generally preached pacifism and tolerance ("Turn the other cheek," "Love thy neighbour," etc) and is typically portrayed as one. Of course, [[BewareTheNiceOnes pacifists usually don't]] scatter crowds of merchants with whips on [[GoodIsNotSoft account of their greedy ways]]. Or, to quote from Matthew 10:16, "Be as innocent as doves and as cunning as snakes."
8th Mar '17 8:13:54 PM Ambaryerno
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* Comicbook/{{X 23}} has slowly evolved into this. Born and raised to be a merciless killing machine, as she's put her life back together she's become increasingly reluctant to kill. The page image comes from ''ComicBook/AllNewWolverine'', in which she's caught up in a conflict between Alchemax Genetics and [[spoiler: four clones they made of her]] called the Sisters. Laura makes every effort to resolve the situation without killing anyone, and her refusal to kill Comicbook/{{Taskmaster}} when he came for the girls led to Zelda TakingAThirdOption by {{Kneecapping}}. Of course, Laura herself has no problem cutting off hands and fingers, beating the crap out of Alchemax's mooks, and leaving their BaldBlackLeaderGuy lying in the wreckage of his Humvee (which she helped wreck), but so far she hasn't been pushed into killing again. ''Yet''.

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* Comicbook/{{X 23}} has slowly evolved into this. Born and raised to be a merciless killing machine, as she's put her life back together she's become increasingly reluctant to kill. The page image comes from ''ComicBook/AllNewWolverine'', in which she's caught up in a conflict between Alchemax Genetics and [[spoiler: four clones they made of her]] called the Sisters. Laura makes every effort to resolve the situation without killing anyone, and her refusal to kill Comicbook/{{Taskmaster}} when he came for the girls led to Zelda TakingAThirdOption by {{Kneecapping}}. Of course, Laura herself has no problem cutting off hands and fingers, beating the crap out of Alchemax's mooks, and leaving their BaldBlackLeaderGuy lying in the wreckage of his Humvee (which she helped wreck), but so far wreck).
** She finally reaches her limit in issue 18 when confronted by [[spoiler: Kimura, her psychotic ex-handler, and the woman who's made her life a living hell since
she hasn't been pushed into killing again. ''Yet''. was seven years old by torturing her, and threatening her family, friends, and other loved ones.]]
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