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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor's pacifism varies by the series, but he has become increasingly a Technical Pacifist. Although he often kills the MonsterOfTheWeek and at times even wipes whole races out, he insists on always giving them a chance to stop their destructive ways, even if it means possibly sacrificing himself in the attempt. The Doctor also has a vicious streak in him that occasionally comes out, causing him to be more brutal than normal. He's ashamed of this part of himself and relies on his companions to keep him in check. The Doctor also DoesntLikeGuns, though on rare occasions he's seen carrying them for various reasons, and in some versions is a crack shot.
** Emphasis on the ''technical''. The Fourth Doctor was sent by the Time Lords to prevent the creation of the Daleks, because they saw a possible future where the Daleks destroyed the Time Lords. He himself had seen the devastation and suffering they caused. When his companion Harry Sullivan rigged an explosive that would have annihilated all the Dalek prototypes, the Doctor refused to set it off, refused to even let ''Harry'' set it off. He refused to commit genocide and didn't want to avert the acts of heroism of all the people who'd fought to destroy the Daleks. Only, during the Time War, he did just that, killing off the entire Dalek race, ''plus his own'', and only after the war caused untold suffering. The entire mess was his fault, a result of squeamishness, not principle.
** Lampshaded in "The Doctor's Daughter", where his disgust for [[spoiler: his clone "daughter" Jenny]] being a soldier is rebuked by the fact that ''he'' was a soldier, in the Time War, and has killed numerous beings and even whole races, both personally and by manipulation.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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Doctor's level of pacifism varies by the series, series and incarnation, but he has become increasingly a Technical Pacifist. Although he often kills the MonsterOfTheWeek and at times even wipes whole races out, he insists on always giving them a chance to stop their destructive ways, even if it means possibly sacrificing himself in the attempt. The Doctor also has a vicious streak in him that occasionally comes out, causing him to be more brutal than normal. He's ashamed of this part of himself and relies on his companions to keep him in check. The Doctor also DoesntLikeGuns, though on rare occasions he's seen carrying them for various reasons, and in some versions is a crack shot.
** Emphasis on the ''technical''. The Fourth Doctor was sent by the Time Lords to prevent the creation of the Daleks, because they saw a possible future where the Daleks destroyed the Time Lords. He himself had seen the devastation and suffering they caused. When his companion Harry Sullivan rigged an explosive that would have annihilated all the Dalek prototypes, the Doctor refused to set it off, refused to even let ''Harry'' set it off. He refused to commit genocide and didn't want to avert the acts of heroism of all the people who'd fought to destroy the Daleks. Only, during the Time War, he did just that, killing off the entire Dalek race, ''plus his own'', and only after the war caused untold suffering. The entire mess was his fault, a result of squeamishness, not principle.
** Lampshaded in "The Doctor's Daughter", where his disgust distaste for [[spoiler: his clone "daughter" Jenny]] being a soldier is rebuked by the fact that ''he'' was a soldier, in the Time War, and has killed numerous beings and even whole races, both personally and by manipulation.



*** Even ''Davros'' called him on this in "Journey's End". He claims pacifism, but he turns his companions into weapons and leaves whole worlds burning in his wake.
30th May '16 2:28:14 PM SteelEdge
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* Decoy Octopus from ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxHound'' has never actually killed a single person, and doesn't even know how to use a gun. It's discussed when he's forced to "face the souls of every man he's killed" by The Sorrow and, upon finding themselves in an empty limbo, points out that being a master of disguise means subtlety and ''avoiding'' confrontation are his thing.

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* Decoy Octopus from ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxHound'' has never actually killed a single person, and doesn't even know how to use a gun. It's discussed when he's forced to "face the souls of every man he's killed" by The Sorrow and, upon finding themselves in an empty limbo, points out that being a master of disguise means subtlety and ''avoiding'' confrontation are his thing. However, he has acknowledged that just by associating with the likes of Psycho Mantis and Revolver Ocelot, he is technically complacent in mass murder.
26th May '16 1:08:18 PM gophergiggles
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* Decoy Octopus from ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxHound'' has never actually killed a single person, and doesn't even know how to use a gun. It's discussed when he's forced to "face the souls of every man he's killed" by The Sorrow and, upon finding themselves in an empty limbo, points out that as a shapeshifter who specializes in reconnaissance and impersonating the enemy killing really "isn't his thing".

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* Decoy Octopus from ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxHound'' has never actually killed a single person, and doesn't even know how to use a gun. It's discussed when he's forced to "face the souls of every man he's killed" by The Sorrow and, upon finding themselves in an empty limbo, points out that as being a shapeshifter who specializes in reconnaissance master of disguise means subtlety and impersonating the enemy killing really "isn't ''avoiding'' confrontation are his thing".thing.
26th May '16 12:47:59 PM gophergiggles
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* Decoy Octopus from ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxHound'' has never actually killed a single person, and doesn't even know how to use a gun. It's discussed when he's forced to "face the souls of every man he's killed" by The Sorrow and, upon finding themselves in an empty limbo, points out that as a shapeshifter who specializes in reconnaissance and impersonating the enemy killing really "isn't his thing".
14th May '16 1:00:08 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* Kai from ''Manga/{{Switch}}'' is very kind and gentle. That is, until [[BerserkButton his friends]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes are put in danger]].

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* Kai from ''Manga/{{Switch}}'' ''Manga/Switch2002'' is very kind and gentle. That is, until [[BerserkButton his friends]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes are put in danger]].
20th Apr '16 5:00:29 PM eroock
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* The hero in ''Film/TheBigHeat'' doesn't kill anybody in the movie.
** He leaves Larry to be killed off by his partners [[DeathByIrony just like the latter used to off his victims]].
** He refrains from strangling Mrs. Duncan and lets [[spoiler:[[BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork Debby do the dirty work]]]].
** Having TheDragon at gunpoint he doesn't pull the trigger even though the latter just shot Debby.
9th Apr '16 3:02:05 PM ultimomant
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* Issei in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' will never hesitate to fight, especially if it's [[TheChampion for Rias]], but he would really rather talk his enemies down or intimidate them into submission with a beatdown and/or warning shot. It's made very clear this is a conscious philosophy and not something that comes naturally, as he [[spoiler:nearly causes a CasualtyInTheRing (only stopped by the victim being recalled femtoseconds before being atomized) and doesn't hesitate to finally kill a major villain once and for all when the opportunity presents itself.]]

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* Issei in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' will never hesitate to fight, especially if it's [[TheChampion for Rias]], but he would really rather talk his enemies down or intimidate them into submission with a beatdown and/or warning shot. It's made very clear this is a conscious philosophy and not something that comes naturally, as he [[spoiler:nearly causes a CasualtyInTheRing (only stopped by the victim being recalled femtoseconds before being atomized) and doesn't hesitate to finally kill a major villain once and for all when the opportunity presents itself.]]
9th Apr '16 6:02:59 AM SweatBoyX8
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* Though he is considered the greatest warrior on earth alive, Solid Snake is deeply committed to preventing violence when ever possible. And for a series that is all about war and soldiers, the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' games have probably one of the most pacifistic stories you'll ever come upon in a game. The less deaths one ''directly'' causes in the series, especially in later games, the more points one is rewarded and the more you'll qualify for special rewards. You can even tranq bosses in later games, with a different cutscene after, though the end results are the same. In fact, the boss encounter with The Sorrow in ''[=MGS3=]'' is 1:1 proportional with how many mooks you slew. (More disturbingly, if you left any to the crows or vultures, their [[spoiler:ghosts]] will actually show the damage.)
** It should be definitely noted though that this is a trend that only begins from MGS2 on wards. In MGS1 Psycho Mantis notes that Snake is an EXTREMELY violent person and he's one to always find himself in a new battle since normal life doesn't suit him very well. It seems like hanging around people like Otacon has helped him lighten up significantly over time.

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* Though he is considered the greatest warrior on earth alive, Solid Snake is deeply committed to preventing violence when ever possible. And for a series that is all about war and soldiers, the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' games have probably one of the most pacifistic stories you'll ever come upon in a game. The less deaths one ''directly'' causes in the series, especially in later games, the more points one is rewarded and the more you'll qualify for special rewards. You can even tranq bosses in later games, with a different cutscene after, though the end results are the same. In fact, the boss encounter with The Sorrow in ''[=MGS3=]'' ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid3'' is 1:1 proportional with how many mooks you slew. (More disturbingly, if you left any to the crows or vultures, their [[spoiler:ghosts]] will actually show the damage.)
** It should be definitely noted though that this is a trend that only begins from MGS2 ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid2'' on wards. In MGS1 ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid'' Psycho Mantis notes that Snake is an EXTREMELY violent person and he's one to always find himself in a new battle since normal life doesn't suit him very well. It seems like hanging around people like Otacon has helped him lighten up significantly over time.
2nd Apr '16 7:37:38 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** Lampshaded the same way in "The Caretaker", where The Doctor refuses to believe that [[spoiler: Clara and Danny could be together]] because Danny was a soldier. Perhaps even worse as Danny has now moved on and is a teacher, while the Doctor still kills people regularly.

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*** Lampshaded the same way in "The Caretaker", where The Doctor refuses to believe that [[spoiler: Clara and Danny could be together]] because Danny was a soldier. Perhaps even worse as Danny has now moved on and is a teacher, while the Doctor still kills people regularly. Danny points out the Doctor isn't a soldier at all, he's something far worse: an ''officer''. He mostly keeps his hands clean because he gets others to do the dirty work.
*** Even ''Davros'' called him on this in "Journey's End". He claims pacifism, but he turns his companions into weapons and leaves whole worlds burning in his wake.
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