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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.]]
8th Mar '17 7:47:18 PM Game_Fan
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* Franchise/DocSavage was big on not deliberately killing his opponents, since this would be a waste of human life. Whether his habit of subjecting captured criminals to personality-altering brain surgery is a better thing is debatable. He also has no problem with knocking people off of cliffs or buildings, or out of windows, making planes crash, or leaving people to the mercy of wild animals: driver ants in one story; giant vampire bats in another; and swarms of weasels in yet a third.

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* Franchise/DocSavage was big on not deliberately had a code against killing that he really did stick to for the most part even using special mercy bullets. Unfortunately for his opponents, since enemies this would be a waste of human life. Whether only seemed to extend to ''directly'' killing people. Causing plane crashes apparently didn't violate his habit code nor did arranging for [[HoistByHisOwnPetard suitably ironic deaths]] like sabotaging the protective cages a group of subjecting captured slavers used to protect themselves from their [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie giant venomous vampire bats]]. The most extreme though is probably that he subjected criminals to personality-altering brain surgery is a better thing is debatable. He also has no problem with knocking people off of cliffs in order to avoid having to execute or buildings, or out of windows, making planes crash, or leaving people to the mercy of wild animals: driver ants in one story; giant vampire bats in another; imprison them, which he saw as inhumane and swarms of weasels in yet a third.wasteful.
8th Mar '17 4:23:59 AM ReikoKazama
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** Averted if your name's Pisces Aphrodite and you killed his father er... master. Though he might let you live if you you respent and don't keep pressing your luck.

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** Averted if your name's Pisces Aphrodite and you killed his father er... master. Though he might let you live if you you respent repent and don't keep pressing your luck.



** Having TheDragon at gunpoint he doesn't pull the trigger even though the latter just shot Debby.

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** Having TheDragon at gunpoint gunpoint, he doesn't pull the trigger even though the latter just shot Debby.



* In one Creator/IsaacAsimov short story, there is a robot whose programming includes a glitch that results in its not being fully ThreeLawsCompliant: its version of the First Law of Robotics (usually "A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.") is incomplete, stating only, "A robot may not injure a human being" and leaving out the bit about inaction. This seemingly minor ommision has some truly frightening implications in the [[LiteralMinded literal]] mind of a robot. For example, the robot could drop an anvil on a human's head: the ''robot'' is not squashing the human's brains out, the ''anvil'' is, and the robot is merely allowing it to do so by not catching it again.

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* In one Creator/IsaacAsimov short story, there is a robot whose programming includes a glitch that results in its not being fully ThreeLawsCompliant: its version of the First Law of Robotics (usually "A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.") is incomplete, stating only, "A robot may not injure a human being" and leaving out the bit about inaction. This seemingly minor ommision omission has some truly frightening implications in the [[LiteralMinded literal]] mind of a robot. For example, the robot could drop an anvil on a human's head: the ''robot'' is not squashing the human's brains out, the ''anvil'' is, and the robot is merely allowing it to do so by not catching it again.



** The "no gun" policy on Andy's part was most likely meant to convey the almost total lack of violent crime more than anything else, in keeping with the Idylic Small Town setting.

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** The "no gun" policy on Andy's part was most likely meant to convey the almost total lack of violent crime more than anything else, in keeping with the Idylic Idyllic Small Town setting.



* In the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' games, in contrast to his being the captain of the knights, Goofy hates weapons [[AllThereInTheManual according to the manual]]. Instead, he uses [[ImprobableWeaponUser his shield]] to beat people up, with surprising effectiveness for a character who's supposed to be clumsy… Though he did weald a [[WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers musketeer]] sword in his youth without any problems, as [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance KH3D]] confirms. [[FridgeHorror Something must've happened between then and KHBBS that caused Goofy to switch to shields]]...

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* In the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' games, in contrast to his being the captain of the knights, Goofy hates weapons [[AllThereInTheManual according to the manual]]. Instead, he uses [[ImprobableWeaponUser his shield]] to beat people up, with surprising effectiveness for a character who's supposed to be clumsy… Though he did weald wield a [[WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers musketeer]] sword in his youth without any problems, as [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance KH3D]] confirms. [[FridgeHorror Something must've happened between then and KHBBS that caused Goofy to switch to shields]]...



-->'''Gunner:''' Why do I always have to do the f*cking killing?
-->'''Pilot:''' Because I am a pacifist, '''SHOOT 'EM!'''

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-->'''Gunner:''' Why do I always have to do the f*cking fucking killing?
-->'''Pilot:''' Because I am a pacifist, pacifist. '''SHOOT 'EM!'''



* Evan from ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber'' is a reporter trying to write a book about the events of the first game.. He doesn't like killing, and actually gets more points for knocking out characters without killing them. That doesn't stop him from beating the crap out of Russian mobsters or knocking them out with, say, a baseball bat. However, if he does end up accidentally killing his enemies, he goes into an enraged state in which all his attacks are lethal and can use blades and guns.

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* Evan from ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber'' is a reporter trying to write a book about the events of the first game..game. He doesn't like killing, and actually gets more points for knocking out characters without killing them. That doesn't stop him from beating the crap out of Russian mobsters or knocking them out with, say, a baseball bat. However, if he does end up accidentally killing his enemies, he goes into an enraged state in which all his attacks are lethal and can use blades and guns.



* Lucky Star, a street-level crimefighter in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', who is often called "the luckiest man alive", refuses to start fights, always tries to use reason and understanding to defuse conflict and absolutely, positively refuses to use a weapon, nonetheless is quite capable of kicking ass and taking names when reason and understanding don't work. And heaven help you if you threaten a child in his presence.

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* Lucky Star, a street-level crimefighter crime fighter in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', who is often called "the luckiest man alive", refuses to start fights, always tries to use reason and understanding to defuse conflict and absolutely, positively refuses to use a weapon, nonetheless is quite capable of kicking ass and taking names when reason and understanding don't work. And heaven help you if you threaten a child in his presence.
8th Mar '17 4:03:32 AM ReikoKazama
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** However they are not above working with the more viscous Northern battalion dubbed the "Briggs' Bears"

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** However they are not above working with the more viscous vicious Northern battalion dubbed the "Briggs' Bears"Bears".
3rd Mar '17 8:48:30 PM Gregzilla
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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 ''All-New Wolverine'', 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 [[spoiler: Comicbook/{{Taskmaster}}]] when he came for the girls led to Zelda TakingAThirdOption. 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 ''All-New Wolverine'', ''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 [[spoiler: Comicbook/{{Taskmaster}}]] Comicbook/{{Taskmaster}} when he came for the girls led to Zelda TakingAThirdOption.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''.
19th Feb '17 12:14:39 PM Derkhan
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* In the ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'', Gatherers kill to preserve the peace prescribed by Hananja's Law, and they do it in such a way that their 'victims' fall asleep peacefully.
15th Feb '17 11:04:08 AM CountDorku
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** In the sequel, assuming you chose to play as her, his daughter picks up a similar skill-set, including the same knack for coming up with flagrantly sadistic but ''technically'' nonlethal ways of taking people out of the equation.
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