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28th Sep '16 4:17:31 PM Kooshmeister
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* In ''Film/UncommonValor'', Scott (Creator/PatrickSwayze) is a DrillSergeantNasty but a rookie who's never experienced combat before. During the team's first encounter with Khmer Rouge troops at the Laotian border, he unhesitatingly kills an enemy soldier on pure reflex... but then spends several seconds staring down at the dead man in shock at what he's done. He eventually recovers, though, and rejoins the battle.
10th Sep '16 12:09:12 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', while trapped with Isanami after the fight with the giant snake, Saizou tells Isanami he's just a killer and cannot be anybody's shining knight.
26th Jul '16 12:46:39 AM JMQwilleran
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* In ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'', the skeletal form of King Valentine sobs about how "I crushed my beloved child with these hands... These fingers wrung the life from that soft neck 'til it cried no more."
27th Jun '16 6:09:50 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'' Asuka felt awful with herself after getting forced to mercy-killing Kaworu.
22nd Jun '16 5:55:35 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'' Shinji felt awful and borderline suicidal after having been forced to kill Kaoru.
19th Jun '16 1:50:34 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. When [[BadassPrincess Arya Stark]] commits her first cold-blooded killing (cutting the throat of a sentry), she sees the blood on her hands and casually notes that the rain will wash it off. [[ManipulativeBastard Lord Tywin Lannister]] emphasises on several occasions that there's no blood on ''his'' hands from acts which are regarded as heinous even in the CrapsackWorld of Westeros (killing the royal children of the previous regime, and plotting a violation of SacredHospitality) but are [[TheThirtySixStratagems Killing With A Borrowed Knife]]. King Stannis plays the trope straight however, when he dreams of his brother Renly's assassination by dark magic, carried out by a shadow assassin created from his LifeEnergy.

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* Averted in ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. When [[BadassPrincess Arya Stark]] commits her first cold-blooded killing (cutting the throat of a sentry), she sees the blood on her hands and casually notes that the rain will wash it off. [[ManipulativeBastard Lord Tywin Lannister]] emphasises on several occasions that there's no blood on ''his'' hands from acts which are regarded as heinous even in the CrapsackWorld of Westeros (killing the royal children of the previous regime, and plotting a violation of SacredHospitality) but are [[TheThirtySixStratagems [[UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems Killing With A Borrowed Knife]]. King Stannis plays the trope straight however, when he dreams of his brother Renly's assassination by dark magic, carried out by a shadow assassin created from his LifeEnergy.
6th Jun '16 5:53:21 AM indigocoil
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode Look Who's Purging Now, Morty stares at his hands after killing the owner of the lighthouse.
--> '''Rick:''' Woah, Morty! You just purged!
31st May '16 3:22:32 PM Gamermaster
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* A big reason why Evangeline of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' considers herself to be a monster dates back to when she was first turned into a vampire and [[http://mangadoom.co/Mahou-Sensei-Negima/109/13/ ended up killing her parents (along with everyone else in the castle) in uncontrolled blood lust]].
25th May '16 11:50:29 PM Eilevgmyhren
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* Norwegian Mini Series ''Hanging By a Thread'' has the main character assisting an illegal abortion. When the fetus comes out, she quickly wraps it up in a newspaper and shoves the whole thing into a burning stove. Cue this trope immediately afterwards, as she, visibly shaken, looks at her hands.
24th May '16 10:40:19 AM SomberCaelifera
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* In ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'', Will Graham can consults on FBI cases by using his [[TheEmpath heightened empathy]] to trace serial killer motives and actions. However, that doesn't make it any easier when he's forced to gun down serial killer Garrett Jacob Hobbs in order to [[OffingTheOffspring stop Hobbs cutting his daughter's throat]]; the act of acting lethally to save a life still sets him on a path where [[HeWhoFightsMonsters he finds it easier to look into the minds of killers]] because he can't cope with his actions. The increasing [[BreakTheCutie decay of his mental and emotional state]] is often discussed throughout the show:

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* In ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'', Will Graham can consults on FBI cases by using his [[TheEmpath heightened empathy]] to trace serial killer motives and actions. However, that doesn't make it any easier when he's forced to gun down serial killer Garrett Jacob Hobbs in order to [[OffingTheOffspring stop Hobbs cutting his daughter's throat]]; the act of acting lethally to save a life still sets him on a path where [[HeWhoFightsMonsters he finds it easier to look into the minds of killers]] because he can't cope with his actions. The increasing [[BreakTheCutie decay of his mental and emotional state]] is often discussed throughout the show:
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