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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:
14th May '16 12:53:37 PM TinyTedDanson
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->'''Will''': There's no such thing as getting used to [[OffingTheOffspring what you experienced]]. It bothers me a lot. I worry about nightmares too.\\
'''Abigail''': So killing somebody, even if you have to do it... it feels that bad?\\
'''Will''': ({{beat}}) It's the ugliest thing in the world.
-->-- ''Series/{{Hannibal}}''


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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:
-->'''Will''': There's no such thing as getting used to what you experienced]]. It bothers me a lot. I worry about nightmares too.\\
'''Abigail''': So killing somebody, even if you have to do it... it feels that bad?\\
'''Will''': ({{beat}}) It's the ugliest thing in the world.
25th Apr '16 11:21:17 AM TVRulezAgain
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* In TheLandBeforeTime fanfic ''Fanfic/TheSevenHunters'' Littlefoot literally does this after [[spoiler: killing Rhett]].

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* In TheLandBeforeTime WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime fanfic ''Fanfic/TheSevenHunters'' Littlefoot literally does this after [[spoiler: killing Rhett]].
22nd Apr '16 1:46:57 AM Tron80
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* It happens to Shinji in ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars''. Being forced to kill Kaworu deeply affected him. For a long time he refused to kill. He wouldn't even kill in self defense.
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