History Main / ThouShaltNotKill

18th Jun '16 5:08:14 AM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGames/{{GURPS}}'' has the Pacifist disadvantage, which comes in several flavors, one of which is Cannot Kill. Characters with the "Cannot Kill" disadvantage can start fights and use any tactics they like, but they cannot kill, or be responsible for a death, or leave a wounded enemy to die. They also cannot stand by while their teammates administer the CoupDeGrace. If they do, they {{angst}} about it for days and are effectively rendered useless to the team.

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* ''TabletopGames/{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' has the Pacifist disadvantage, which comes in several flavors, one of which is Cannot Kill. Characters with the "Cannot Kill" disadvantage can start fights and use any tactics they like, but they cannot kill, or be responsible for a death, or leave a wounded enemy to die. They also cannot stand by while their teammates administer the CoupDeGrace. If they do, they {{angst}} about it for days and are effectively rendered useless to the team.
14th Jun '16 11:06:29 PM Ahnyo
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* ''Fanfic/PlasmasFolly'''s interpretation of N fiercely opposes killing after having to witness the deaths of many of the injured Pokémon Ghetsis gave him to play with as a child. This becomes a bit of an issue when he realizes that putting the suffering Genesect [[MercyKill to death]] may be the best option.
10th Jun '16 9:44:11 PM DariusAngel
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* Recited verbatim by Brother Gilbert in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' before deciding to kill the evil king Einon.

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* Recited verbatim by Brother Gilbert in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' before deciding to kill the evil king Einon. Einon survives the attack however.
10th Jun '16 3:25:52 PM MarkWilder
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* As this page's introduction notes, modern English translations of Literature/TheBible don't say "Thou shalt not kill", they say "You shall not murder/shed innocent blood". In other words, don't kill someone without a very good reason. Warfare and capital punishment were accepted practice in ancient Israel and in many cases sanctioned by God. Killing in self-defense of your own life, or killing someone who is currently attempting to murder someone else, is likewise permissible and obligatory under Biblical law, as elaborated in the Literature/{{Talmud}}; a would-be murderer is considered legally "dead" for the period of time in which he is attempting to commit murder, and killing them during that period is therefore not considered murder at all. (It is still preferable to stop them in another way if possible.)
** Sometimes God's direct orders violated this commandment, such as His command to massacre the Canaanites, including women and children.

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* As this page's introduction notes, modern English translations of Literature/TheBible don't say "Thou shalt not kill", they say "You shall not murder/shed innocent blood". In other words, don't kill someone without a very good reason. Warfare and capital punishment were accepted practice in ancient Israel and in many cases sanctioned by God. Killing in self-defense of your own life, or killing someone who is currently attempting to murder someone else, and execution of convicted murderers is likewise permissible and even obligatory under Biblical law, as elaborated in the Literature/{{Talmud}}; a would-be murderer is considered legally "dead" for the period of time in which he is attempting to commit murder, and killing them during that period is therefore not considered murder at all. (It is still preferable to stop them in another way if possible.)
** Sometimes God's direct orders violated this commandment, such as His command to massacre the Canaanites, including women and children.
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31st May '16 2:02:21 PM WillKeaton
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Thou shall not kill."'' [[note]]The phrase actually translates to "Thou shall not murder." "Thou shall not kill" is an Elizabethean translation, and there's been some semantic drift since.. It would be strange for the Old Testament to forbid every manner of killing, given the times when God is said to have ordered the Israelites to kill e.g. wipe out the Amalekites.[[/note]]

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Thou shall not kill."'' [[note]]The phrase actually translates to "Thou shall not murder." "Thou shall not kill" is an Elizabethean translation, and there's been some semantic drift since..since. It would be strange for the Old Testament to forbid every manner of killing, given the times when God is said to have ordered the Israelites to kill e.g. wipe out the Amalekites.[[/note]]
17th May '16 9:56:59 PM ThatBitterTase
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* Manga/{{Toriko}} is perfectly willing to kill.... but only if he plans to eat the victim afterwards. Otherwise he attacks to incapacitate. The only time he ever set the rule aside was when he decided killing complete bastard Tommyrod was the only proper option.
11th May '16 10:53:37 AM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' starts off with John and Sarah like this. Derek and Cameron, not so much. Sarah frequently orders either or both of them not to kill (they tend to take it under advisement). The first season features Sarah's reluctance to kill a man she believes will one day create Skynet, and is shown dwelling on it. A common theme throughout the series is the importance of human life. However, Sarah ends up being forced to kill a man midway through season two and John even earlier.

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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' starts off with John and Sarah like this. Derek and Cameron, not so much. Sarah frequently orders either or both of them not to kill (they tend to take it under advisement). The first season features Sarah's reluctance to kill a man she believes will one day create Skynet, and is shown dwelling on it. A common theme throughout the series is the importance of human life. However, Sarah ends up being forced to kill a man midway through season two and John even earlier.
3rd May '16 12:36:22 PM AnotherGuy
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** In the pre-Crisis mini-series ''Phantom Zone'' Superman confronts General Zod, who laughs that Kal-El won't kill him. He's right. To quote: "I can't take your life, much as I'm tempted. But my code doesn't say a '''''damn''''' thing about not battering you to within an inch of it, ''murderer!''" Once Zod is out cold for a long, long time, Superman, still holding him by the tunic, thinks "And there are times I've considered chucking that code entirely."

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** In the pre-Crisis mini-series ''Phantom Zone'' penned by Creator/AlanMoore, Superman confronts General Zod, who laughs that Kal-El won't kill him. He's right. To quote: "I can't take your life, much as I'm tempted. But my code doesn't say a '''''damn''''' thing about not battering you to within an inch of it, ''murderer!''" Once Zod is out cold for a long, long time, Superman, still holding him by the tunic, thinks "And there are times I've considered chucking that code entirely."
28th Apr '16 8:28:00 AM erforce
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series, [[AllLovingHero John Connor]] orders the T-800 to not kill anybody. This carries over to ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''... where both John and Sarah try to live by this, but over the course of the series are forced into taking a life each (see below).

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series, [[AllLovingHero John Connor]] orders the T-800 to not kill anybody. This carries over to ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''...''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''... where both John and Sarah try to live by this, but over the course of the series are forced into taking a life each (see below).
24th Apr '16 11:23:33 AM NNinja
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** This actually tends to be a case of CharacterExaggeration in the English dubs. While Goku will try to spare his opponents, it's usually less out of moral righteousness and more because [[BloodKnight he]] [[WorthyOpponent wants a rematch]]. [[spoiler:In fact, this tendency is presented as a character flaw in ''Resurrection F''. It got the earth blown up.]]

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** This actually tends to be a case of CharacterExaggeration in the English dubs. While Goku will try to spare his opponents, it's usually less out of moral righteousness and more because [[BloodKnight he]] [[WorthyOpponent wants a rematch]]. [[spoiler:In In fact, this tendency is presented as a character flaw in ''Resurrection F''. F''.[[spoiler: It got the earth blown up.]]
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