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25th Jan '18 1:43:28 AM lillolillo
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* Cassandra Cain (ComicBook/{{Batgirl|2000}}) has had at least one flashback to doing this after ripping a man's throat out with her bare hands. It did not help that she was around eight at the time. What makes it worse is her super ability to read body language. Turns out the body language of a dying person is pretty unpleasant.

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* Cassandra Cain (ComicBook/{{Batgirl|2000}}) (ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} II) has had at least one flashback to doing this after ripping a man's throat out with her bare hands. It did not help that she was around eight at the time. What makes it worse is her super ability to read body language. Turns out the body language of a dying person is pretty unpleasant.



* ''ComicBook/WhatEverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'': Superman knowingly used the Phantom Zone Projector to kill Mr. Mxyzptlk, and afterward sadly told Lois, "No one has the right to kill. Not Mxyzptlk. Not you. Not Superman. Especially not Superman." To punish himself, he stepped into the Gold Kryptonite chamber and gave up his superpowers for good.
* The 1980's revamp of Franchise/{{Superman}} made this one of its earliest key plot points in order to justify his ThouShaltNotKill policy rather than have one self-appointed right from the start (if you ignore the [[CharacterizationMarchesOn earliest point in his history]] where he was willing to go through with it). John Byrne's very last story in his run on the books had Superman forced to take lives of three rogue Kryptonians from another timeline who had slaughtered the entire population of their Earth, and subsequent writers right after such as Roger Stern and Jerry Ordway explored its aftermath and just how traumatizing the effects of performing such an act were for the Man of Steel.
* When [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk]] first fell from power in ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'', he muses on his early days as a street thug when he would get blood on his hands. At the end of the story, he brutally kills a bunch of thugs who believe his glory days are over and once again gets blood on his hands. Noticing this, and remembering that his first rise to power involved a lot of days with bloody hands, he washes his hands in a gutter and wanders into the streets more determined than ever to be the Kingpin again.

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* ''ComicBook/WhatEverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'': It happens in ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}''. After coming to understand human concepts of "good" and "evil" and remembering she killed a man only because he was loud, Bizarrogirl feels so horrified and guilty she chains herself to a rock. As she cries bloody tears she wonders if "self-punishment ever ends".
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** ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'':
Superman knowingly used the Phantom Zone Projector to kill Mr. Mxyzptlk, and afterward sadly told Lois, "No one has the right to kill. Not Mxyzptlk. Not you. Not Superman. Especially not Superman." To punish himself, he stepped into the Gold Kryptonite chamber and gave up his superpowers for good.
* ** The 1980's 1986 revamp of Franchise/{{Superman}} made this one of its earliest key plot points in order to justify his ThouShaltNotKill policy rather than have one self-appointed right from the start (if you ignore the [[CharacterizationMarchesOn earliest point in his history]] where he was willing to go through with it). John Byrne's very last story in his run on the books ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlSaga'' had Superman forced to take lives of three rogue Kryptonians from another timeline who had slaughtered the entire population of their Earth, and subsequent writers right after such as Roger Stern and Jerry Ordway explored its aftermath and just how traumatizing the effects of performing such an act were for the Man of Steel.
* ''ComicBook/TheKingpin'': When [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk]] Fisk first fell from power in ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'', he muses on his early days as a street thug when he would get blood on his hands. At the end of the story, he brutally kills a bunch of thugs who believe his glory days are over and once again gets blood on his hands. Noticing this, and remembering that his first rise to power involved a lot of days with bloody hands, he washes his hands in a gutter and wanders into the streets more determined than ever to be the Kingpin again.
20th Jan '18 7:36:33 AM Omeganian
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* One ''Literature/HarryPotter''[=/=]''ComicBook/XMen'' [[http://bobmin.fanficauthors.net/Mutant_Storm/index/ crossover]] has Harry killing two Death Eaters - one of them with his bare hands, and then [[ShowerOfAngst sitting in a shower for about an hour making washing motions with his hands...]]

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* One ''Literature/HarryPotter''[=/=]''ComicBook/XMen'' [[http://bobmin.fanficauthors.net/Mutant_Storm/index/ crossover]] ''Fanfic/MutantStorm'' has Harry killing two Death Eaters - one of them with his bare hands, and then [[ShowerOfAngst sitting in a shower for about an hour making washing motions with his hands...]]
14th Jan '18 3:00:52 PM nombretomado
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* Referenced by [[{{Leverage}} Eliot Spencer]], when he tries to warn Nate that IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim.

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* Referenced by [[{{Leverage}} [[Series/{{Leverage}} Eliot Spencer]], when he tries to warn Nate that IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim.
2nd Jan '18 8:55:44 PM c933103
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* Shino Asada, AKA Sinon from ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' has her character arc centered around this. At age eleven, she was in the middle of a robbery at a post office, and trying to protect her mother, she jumped on the robber and caused him to drop his gun, then in the middle of the struggle, she ended up shooting him to death. Since then, she copes with the emotional weight of her actions, and it's not until she meets Kirito, who knows what it feels having to kill someone in self-defense or to protect others, that she finally begins to come to terms with it.

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* Shino Asada, AKA Sinon from ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' has her character arc centered around this. At age eleven, she was in the middle of a robbery at a post office, and trying to protect her mother, she jumped on the robber and caused him to drop his gun, then in the middle of the struggle, she ended up shooting him to death. Since then, she copes with the emotional weight of her actions, and it's not until she meets Kirito, who knows what it feels having to kill someone in self-defense or to protect others, that she finally begins to come to terms with it. [[spoiler: Also for Asuna in web version for sequence in Aincrad arc, for Kirito and Alice for Dark Territory Residents, and for Rinko for her involvement in SAO incident]]
* In ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'' during the great war, [[spoiler: Shuvi recalled it was she who wiped protagonist's village when protagonist propose to her.]]
18th Dec '17 7:19:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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* One ''Literature/HarryPotter''[=/=]''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' [[http://bobmin.fanficauthors.net/Mutant_Storm/index/ crossover]] has Harry killing two Death Eaters - one of them with his bare hands, and then [[ShowerOfAngst sitting in a shower for about an hour making washing motions with his hands...]]

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* One ''Literature/HarryPotter''[=/=]''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Literature/HarryPotter''[=/=]''ComicBook/XMen'' [[http://bobmin.fanficauthors.net/Mutant_Storm/index/ crossover]] has Harry killing two Death Eaters - one of them with his bare hands, and then [[ShowerOfAngst sitting in a shower for about an hour making washing motions with his hands...]]
23rd Nov '17 3:39:26 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler: Night Blade is horrified to realize he killed a guard during the battle in Blas Bridge. Wind Breaker isn't much happier when he later finds out that he unwittingly killed some guards with the explosion he caused.]]
3rd Nov '17 8:23:27 PM DustSnitch
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** Averted 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.

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** Averted when [[BadassPrincess Arya Stark]] 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.
2nd Nov '17 6:11:40 PM LadyNorbert
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* Empath in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "The Innocence Of A Smurf" goes through having to deal with exposing the truth to his fellow Smurfs that he has killed a Psyche during a mandatory one-on-one death battle in Psychelia.

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* Empath Empath, in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "The Innocence Of A Smurf" Smurf," goes through having to deal with exposing the truth to his fellow Smurfs that he has killed a Psyche during a mandatory one-on-one death battle in Psychelia.



* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', Alex Harris has this reaction after she kidnaps and kills Henry Peter Gyrich. Surprisingly, this isn't the first time she's killed someone. The other times were in the middle of a heated fight, though, and Alex truly believed that killing Bullseye, the Radioactive Man, and Venom was justified. The death of Gyrich, on the other hand, was simple premeditated murder. Alex thought it necessary to protect Louise, but it still wasn't like the others: they were fighting back, if ineffectively. Gyrich on the other hand never had a chance.

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* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', Alex Harris has this reaction after she kidnaps and kills Henry Peter Gyrich. Surprisingly, this isn't the first time she's killed someone. The other times were in the middle of a heated fight, though, and Alex truly believed that killing Bullseye, the Radioactive Man, and Venom was justified. The death of Gyrich, on the other hand, was simple premeditated murder. Alex thought it necessary to protect Louise, but it still wasn't like the others: they were fighting back, if ineffectively. Gyrich Gyrich, on the other hand hand, never had a chance.



* In the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' AU series ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'', [[spoiler:Varric]] reacts this way in the first story when, well, exactly this happens. In a deadly fight, his opponent makes the mistake of pressing his BerserkButton, and is rewarded by being shoved down a waterfall. [[spoiler:Varric]], who in this AU has fought many times but never killed anyone, is immediately traumatized.



* ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland'': Nigel Stone to Nicholas Garrigan after he inadvertantly causes the death of an innocent man.

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* ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland'': Nigel Stone to Nicholas Garrigan after he inadvertantly inadvertently causes the death of an innocent man.



* In the movie version of ''Film/JesusChristSuperstar'', when Pilate washed his hands, the water he washed them in turned red.

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* In the movie version of ''Film/JesusChristSuperstar'', when Pilate washed washes his hands, the water in which he washed washes them in turned turns red.



** Averted 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.

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** Averted when [[BadassPrincess Arya Stark]] commits her first cold-blooded killing (cutting the throat of a sentry), sentry); she sees the blood on her hands and casually notes that the rain will wash it off.



* This is the immediate thought process of Jonah Wizard from ''Literature/The39Clues'' after he shoots a Vesper at point-blank range. He's especially traumatized because up until this point, barring the Clue hunt a few years earlier, he's lived the sheltered, luxurious life of a teenaged pop star and hasn't yet come to terms with all the violence that the conflict entails.
* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' novel ''Literature/DeathStar'' has one of the gunners manning the superlaser go through a full-on nervous breakdown after [[EarthShatteringKaboom the destruction of Alderaan]]. [[AscendedExtra He's the same guy]] who in [[Film/ANewHope the movie]] repeatedly says, "Stand by ... stand by" right before the Death Star goes up, because he couldn't bring himself to pull the trigger again.

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* This is the immediate thought process of Jonah Wizard from ''Literature/The39Clues'' after he shoots a Vesper at point-blank range. He's especially traumatized because up until this point, barring the Clue hunt a few years earlier, he's lived the sheltered, luxurious life of a teenaged teenage pop star and hasn't yet come to terms with all the violence that the conflict entails.
* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' novel ''Literature/DeathStar'' has one of the gunners manning the superlaser go through a full-on nervous breakdown after [[EarthShatteringKaboom the destruction of Alderaan]]. [[AscendedExtra He's the same guy]] who in [[Film/ANewHope the movie]] repeatedly says, "Stand by ...by... stand by" right before the Death Star goes up, because he couldn't bring himself to pull the trigger again.



* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'': In Sacred Cow, animal-rights activist Randy accuses Bob of this when he is about to make his 100,000th burger. Made worse for him when Linda comes out of the restaurant with actual blood on her hands, and Louise frequently screaming 'MURDERER!' at him. While he ignores their accusations at first, later on in the episode he begins to feel guilty. He feels better about it once [[ItMakesSenseInContext he passess out and hallucinates about passionately making out with a cow]]
* 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!

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* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'': In Sacred Cow, animal-rights activist Randy accuses Bob of this when he is about to make his 100,000th burger. Made worse for him when Linda comes out of the restaurant with actual blood on her hands, and Louise frequently screaming 'MURDERER!' at him. While he ignores their accusations at first, later on in the episode he begins to feel guilty. He feels better about it once [[ItMakesSenseInContext he passess passes out and hallucinates about passionately making out with a cow]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode Look "Look Who's Purging Now, Now," Morty stares at his hands after killing the owner of the lighthouse.
--> '''Rick:''' Woah, Whoa, Morty! You just purged!



* Usually not during but there are several high risk sports where a player has injured another play which lead to the injured player's death after the game or match. Boxing is notorious for this as is any combat sport that allows full contact with no padding. Often, the player that caused the injuries which lead to a person dying will feel terrible afterward, sometimes dropping out of the sport altogether.

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* Usually not during but there There are several high risk high-risk sports where a player has injured another play player, which lead leads to the injured player's death after the game or match. Boxing is notorious for this this, as is any combat sport that allows full contact with no padding. Often, the player that caused the injuries which lead to a person dying will feel terrible afterward, sometimes dropping out of the sport altogether.
13th Oct '17 7:46:51 AM indigocoil
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** Played with/referenced in 'Villains', although referring to actual blood. Xander says that he feels partially responsible for Buffy getting shot [[spoiler:and Tara being killed]] by Warren since he froze in fear and couldn't protect them. Averted since it wasn't really his fault.
-->'''Xander''':I just... I've had blood on my hands all day. Blood from people I love.
-->'''Buffy''':I know. And now it has to stop.
8th Oct '17 3:35:33 AM iroanxi
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* ''Fanfic/DreamingOfSunshine'': [[spoiler:Shikako]] ends up feeling guilty after killing [[spoilerthe Sound trio;]] [[spoiler:Kiba]] follows suit when [[spoiler:he dispatches a Suna ninja to save Shikako's life.]]

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* ''Fanfic/DreamingOfSunshine'': [[spoiler:Shikako]] ends up feeling guilty after killing [[spoilerthe [[spoiler:the Sound trio;]] [[spoiler:Kiba]] follows suit when [[spoiler:he dispatches a Suna ninja to save Shikako's life.]]
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