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1st Dec '16 12:07:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* Justified in ''LayerCake''; the protagonist is a cocaine dealer responsible for getting an awful lot of product out onto the streets; but he himself finds the end result of his work to be distasteful, and deliberately steers clear of cocaine users. A more sympathetic example than most, as he it's implied that because of this he's making plans to leave the business behind him.

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* Justified in ''LayerCake''; ''Film/LayerCake''; the protagonist is a cocaine dealer responsible for getting an awful lot of product out onto the streets; but he himself finds the end result of his work to be distasteful, and deliberately steers clear of cocaine users. A more sympathetic example than most, as he it's implied that because of this he's making plans to leave the business behind him.
1st Dec '16 12:06:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', [[spoiler:Anakin begins to strangle a defiant Poggle the Lesser using the Force. The rest of the interrogation is never seen, but when Anakin comes back to the other Jedi with important information, they pointedly wonder just what Anakin did to get their uncooperative prisoner to talk.]] Keep in mind that so far, the series has distinctly avoided Anakin's dark side.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', [[spoiler:Anakin Anakin begins to strangle a defiant Poggle the Lesser using the Force. The rest of the interrogation is never seen, but when Anakin comes back to the other Jedi with important information, they pointedly wonder just what Anakin did to get their uncooperative prisoner to talk.]] Keep in mind that so far, the series has distinctly avoided Anakin's dark side.
1st Dec '16 12:06:31 PM Morgenthaler
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** In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', [[spoiler:Anakin begins to strangle a defiant Poggle the Lesser using the Force. The rest of the interrogation is never seen, but when Anakin comes back to the other Jedi with important information, they pointedly wonder just what Anakin did to get their uncooperative prisoner to talk.]] Keep in mind that so far, the series has distinctly avoided Anakin's dark side.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', [[spoiler:Anakin begins to strangle a defiant Poggle the Lesser using the Force. The rest of the interrogation is never seen, but when Anakin comes back to the other Jedi with important information, they pointedly wonder just what Anakin did to get their uncooperative prisoner to talk.]] Keep in mind that so far, the series has distinctly avoided Anakin's dark side.
1st Dec '16 12:05:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[BloodKnight Kenpachi]] gets a textbook one in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. It's stated that instead of going through the normal political channels to become a squad Captain, he challenged and [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority killed an existing captain]] in front of 200 witness. While this is supposed to add to his {{Badass}} legend, the fact that we don't know anything about the victim or the particulars of the fight could have very well have made this a [[BaitTheDog seriously disturbing]] KickTheDog moment.

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* [[BloodKnight Kenpachi]] gets a textbook one in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. It's stated that instead of going through the normal political channels to become a squad Captain, he challenged and [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority killed an existing captain]] in front of 200 witness. While this is supposed to add to his {{Badass}} badass legend, the fact that we don't know anything about the victim or the particulars of the fight could have very well have made this a [[BaitTheDog seriously disturbing]] KickTheDog moment.
3rd Aug '16 9:29:46 AM lavendermintrose
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* Played straight with (most of) the Noah's Arc Circus performers in ''Manga/BlackButler'', but not in the ''Book of Circus'' anime, which adds a wonderfully [[MoodDissonance creepy]] scene of them kidnapping a little girl - and killing the officers who come to rescue her - that wasn't in the manga.
8th Mar '16 6:55:14 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has Dr Venture's [[ForScience Joycan]], PoweredByAForsakenChild (though it isn't stated whether Venture killed the orphan or merely acquired the heart after he/she died of something else).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has Dr Venture's [[ForScience Joycan]], Joy]][[LotusEaterMachine can]], PoweredByAForsakenChild (though it isn't stated whether Venture killed the orphan or merely acquired the heart after he/she died of something else).
3rd Mar '16 3:02:12 PM eroock
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* A variant occurs in the Bogart/Bacall noir film, ''Film/KeyLargo''. Bacall's character, one of several people being held by the evil gangster in her own hotel, is being menaced by the gangster. He seems to actually notice for the first time how attractive she is, and so leans forward, bringing his lips to her ear... Cut to their silhouettes on the wall, his lips moving but with no words audible, background music rising--suddenly, she snaps, and slaps him across the face. We never know what was said, of course, but obviously it must've been horrible, and the viewer is basically free to set the perversion meter at just past their own tolerance level.
16th Feb '16 10:21:25 AM Shadowgazer
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* Main/LuckyLuke: Used with many of the desperadoes Lucky Luke encounters in order to explain their notoriety. If rumours are to be believed Phil de Fer, the original Dalton gang, Joss Jamon and most specifically Pat Poker and Billy the Kid have quite a remarkable body count. In Billy's case it is said that many of his victims were fellow criminals and Luke himself calls him worse than the Daltons (the new ones at least).
25th Jan '16 2:20:58 PM Willbyr
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* While Daranimaru Goryo of MuhyoAndRoji does some [[KickTheDog fairly nasty acts]] when he's shown, such as charging an orphan $50,000 for an exorcism, and laughing about a single mother going insane after her daughter's death, many of the Goryo group's more ruthless business practices are never shown, and they attempt to open a law office in Muhyo's territory by challenging him to a ghost removal contest. [[spoiler:Goryo wins, but returns Muhyo's office to him after Muhyo saves him from Ark]].

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* While Daranimaru Goryo of MuhyoAndRoji ''Manga/MuhyoAndRoji'' does some [[KickTheDog fairly nasty acts]] when he's shown, such as charging an orphan $50,000 for an exorcism, and laughing about a single mother going insane after her daughter's death, many of the Goryo group's more ruthless business practices are never shown, and they attempt to open a law office in Muhyo's territory by challenging him to a ghost removal contest. [[spoiler:Goryo wins, but returns Muhyo's office to him after Muhyo saves him from Ark]].
13th Jan '16 5:50:41 AM Piando
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* Many characters in ''OnePiece'' arguably get this treatment. The details of how Kuma came to be known as a "tyrant" are never shown, many {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s work for {{Big Bad}}s, and it's implied that [[HarmlessVillain Buggy]] blew up inhabited areas with his cannon before the story began.

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* Many characters in ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' arguably get this treatment. The details of how Kuma came to be known as a "tyrant" are never shown, many {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s work for {{Big Bad}}s, and it's implied that [[HarmlessVillain Buggy]] blew up inhabited areas with his cannon before the story began.



* After [[spoiler:Veronica]]'s defeat in ''StrangersInParadise'', we see her duct-taped to a chair while Tambi looms over her, knife in hand. [[spoiler:Veronica is later found distributed across a large part of Long Island. Tambi is still portrayed as mostly sympathetic, and Katchoo still hugs her when they meet.]]

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* After [[spoiler:Veronica]]'s defeat in ''StrangersInParadise'', ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'', we see her duct-taped to a chair while Tambi looms over her, knife in hand. [[spoiler:Veronica is later found distributed across a large part of Long Island. Tambi is still portrayed as mostly sympathetic, and Katchoo still hugs her when they meet.]]



* Anakin's massacre of the Sand People in ''Franchise/StarWars: AttackOfTheClones'' is disturbingly rarely reflected upon (Palpatine briefly mentions it near the beginning of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', but that's all). This is particularly troubling as this behavior would seem much more indicative of ties to the Dark Side than the petulant behavior which the film spends more time on. None of the Jedi know, and it turns out not to be very relevant at all. [[spoiler:His slaughter of Yoda's younglings, on the other hand...]]

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* Anakin's massacre of the Sand People in ''Franchise/StarWars: AttackOfTheClones'' Film/AttackOfTheClones'' is disturbingly rarely reflected upon (Palpatine briefly mentions it near the beginning of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', but that's all). This is particularly troubling as this behavior would seem much more indicative of ties to the Dark Side than the petulant behavior which the film spends more time on. None of the Jedi know, and it turns out not to be very relevant at all. [[spoiler:His [[spoiler: [[WouldHurtAChild His slaughter of Yoda's younglings, on the other hand...]]]]]]



** In ''WesternAnimation/TheCloneWars'', [[spoiler:Anakin begins to strangle a defiant Poggle the Lesser using the Force. The rest of the interrogation is never seen, but when Anakin comes back to the other Jedi with important information, they pointedly wonder just what Anakin did to get their uncooperative prisoner to talk.]] Keep in mind that so far, the series has distinctly avoided Anakin's dark side.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheCloneWars'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', [[spoiler:Anakin begins to strangle a defiant Poggle the Lesser using the Force. The rest of the interrogation is never seen, but when Anakin comes back to the other Jedi with important information, they pointedly wonder just what Anakin did to get their uncooperative prisoner to talk.]] Keep in mind that so far, the series has distinctly avoided Anakin's dark side.
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