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8th Jun '16 2:58:47 PM Specialist290
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Alice, the villain, will be taunting Bob, the hero for being too cowardly to take her life and Bob's response is along the lines of: "It's not mine to take", as he sheathes his weapon (or hands it to another character). The motive is usually TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou (because the speaker recognizes he/she is not the aforementioned "Only One"). It could be said during a SwordOverHead moment, but not every SwordOverHead moment uses this phrase.

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Alice, the villain, will be taunting Bob, the hero for being too cowardly to take her life and Bob's response is along the lines of: "It's not mine to take", as he sheathes his weapon (or hands it to another character). The motive is usually TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou (because the speaker recognizes he/she is not the aforementioned "Only One").One"), though {{Anti Hero}}es may be prone to ThrowEmToTheWolves instead. It could be said during a SwordOverHead moment, but not every SwordOverHead moment uses this phrase.
15th Dec '15 12:55:35 PM morenohijazo
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* Although not a death, something similar to this is subverted in ''[=McLintock!=]''. John Wayne's character is thoroughly pissed at another character who almost hung an innocent man, and after giving him a good chewing out, says, "Somebody ought to belt you in the mouth. But I won't. I won't. (beat) The hell I won't" and slugs him.

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* Although not a death, something similar to this is subverted in ''[=McLintock!=]''.''Film/McLintock''. John Wayne's character is thoroughly pissed at another character who almost hung an innocent man, and after giving him a good chewing out, says, "Somebody ought to belt you in the mouth. But I won't. I won't. (beat) The hell I won't" and slugs him.



* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Harry gives Gryffindor's magical sword to his best friend Ron to destroy a plot important locket, which has part of the soul of the BigBad inside of it.
** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Black and Lupin give Harry the choice of whether the man who was responsible for giving away Harry's parents' location to their murderer should live or die.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Harry gives Gryffindor's magical sword to his best friend Ron to destroy a plot important locket, which has part of the soul of the BigBad inside of it.
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** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Black and Lupin give Harry the choice of whether the man who was responsible for giving away Harry's parents' location to their murderer should live or die.
** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Harry gives Gryffindor's magical sword to his best friend Ron to destroy a plot important locket, which has part of the soul of the BigBad inside of it.
13th Dec '15 12:46:57 PM morenohijazo
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* ''[[Fanfic/TheLegacyOfTheBloodRavens Nothing But a List of Names to Mark His Ascension]]'': Said by Arcadia to [[spoiler: Augustine]] after beating him in a duel, only because he [[spoiler: returned a soul stone to her]].


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* ''WesternAnimation/PlanetHulk'': Hulk chooses to spare the Red King's life, instead [[DeathByIrony letting Caiera kill him with a spike bug]].
13th May '15 3:40:18 PM Dravencour
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Alice, the villain, will be taunting Bob, the hero for being too cowardly to take her life and Bob's response is along the lines of: "It's not mine to take", as he sheathes his weapon (or hands it to another character). The motive is usually TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou (because the speaker recognizes he/she is not said "Only One). It could be said during a SwordOverHead moment, but not every SwordOverHead moment uses this phrase.

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Alice, the villain, will be taunting Bob, the hero for being too cowardly to take her life and Bob's response is along the lines of: "It's not mine to take", as he sheathes his weapon (or hands it to another character). The motive is usually TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou (because the speaker recognizes he/she is not said the aforementioned "Only One).One"). It could be said during a SwordOverHead moment, but not every SwordOverHead moment uses this phrase.
13th Mar '15 10:54:45 AM ThomasSmith
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* In the 2008 ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Film/PrinceCaspian'', Miraz, Caspian's uncle, who murdered Caspian's father, and was planning to do the same to Caspian...is defeated in a duel by Peter. Miraz wonder's why Peter won't kill him, Peter nearly saying the trope word for word, before handing his sword to Caspian.

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* In the 2008 ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Film/PrinceCaspian'', Miraz, Caspian's uncle, who murdered Caspian's father, and was planning to do the same to Caspian...is defeated in a duel by Peter. Miraz wonder's wonders why Peter won't kill him, Peter nearly saying the trope word for word, before handing his sword to Caspian.
3rd Aug '14 9:21:28 AM fq
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Dracula cripples the leader of the vampire army, who screams at Dracula to let him die with honor. Dracula tells the crippled vampire that he knows nothing of honor, and that he is not Dracula's to kill - after which he hands his sword to Xander, whose girlfriend, Renee, the vampire leader had murdered. Xander delivers the coup de grâce.
29th May '14 5:20:00 AM ravenclawstudent
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Dracula cripples the leader of the vampire army, who screams at Dracula to let him die with honor. Dracula tells the crippled vampire that he knows nothing of honor, and that he is not Dracula's to kill - after which he hands his sword to Xander, whose girlfriend, Renee, the vampire leader had murdered. Xander delivers the coup de grâce.
28th Apr '14 12:18:26 PM ChronoLegion
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* A variation in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. A hunter couple walks into a bar which turns out to be full of demons. One of them possesses the husband and forces him to drink something that melts his insides. Later, Sam and Dean work with the wife. They capture one of the demons. After he tells them what they need to know, Dean hands the book with the exorcism spell to the wife to perform the ceremony. She does it gladly. While this doesn't actually kill the demon, it sends it back to Hell (and no, they don't like it there).
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', Nick and Co. manage to lure and trap the [[MagmaMan Volcanalis]], freezing it with liquid nitrogen. Nick then hands a sledgehammer to a Wesen whose wife was killed by one of these creatures.
14th Mar '14 11:49:22 PM babyhenchy1
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** [[TheAtoner Prince Zuko]] refrains from killing his father, [[BigBad Fire Lord Ozai,]] [[AbusiveParents despite all the horrible things he did to him,]] out of recognition that he is not the person who should kill Ozai.

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** [[TheAtoner Prince Zuko]] refrains from killing his father, [[BigBad Fire Lord Ozai,]] [[AbusiveParents despite all the horrible things he did to him,]] out of recognition that he is not the person who should kill Ozai.
14th Mar '14 11:47:00 PM babyhenchy1
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** [[TheAtoner Prince Zuko]] refrains from killing his father, [[BigBad Fire Lord Ozai,]] out of recognition that he is not the person who should kill Ozai.

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** [[TheAtoner Prince Zuko]] refrains from killing his father, [[BigBad Fire Lord Ozai,]] [[AbusiveParents despite all the horrible things he did to him,]] out of recognition that he is not the person who should kill Ozai.
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