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1st Jul '16 9:03:35 AM SlushieDragon
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* In Black and White 2, the good conscience says this word-for-word if you start killing people. It seems to happen more often if your alignment is 'good'.

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* In Black and White 2, the good conscience says this word-for-word if you start killing people.your own villiagers. It seems to happen more often if your alignment is 'good'.
1st Jul '16 9:02:17 AM SlushieDragon
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* In Black and White 2, the good conscience says this word-for-word if you start killing people. It seems to happen more often if your alignment is 'good'.
9th Jun '16 8:22:14 PM DoctorTItanX
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*** Or rather [[spoiler: that the pirates have given up and started a retreat. But the Marines, lead by a war-mongering Akainu, press the attack. Eventually Coby can't take it anymore and yells for them to stop the seneless-ness of it all.]]

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*** Or rather [[spoiler: that the pirates have given up and started a retreat. But the Marines, lead by a war-mongering Akainu, press the attack. Eventually Coby can't take it anymore and yells for them to stop the seneless-ness senselessness of it all.]]
16th Apr '16 9:26:24 AM azul120
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Compare AMillionIsAStatistic and WeHaveReserves. Contrast WhatMeasureIsAMook. Often used in instances where the author is trying to show that [[EvenEvilHasStandards even evil has standards]] as a sympathetic villain has no problem killing enemy combatants but will balk at the idea of harming an innocent.


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Compare AMillionIsAStatistic and WeHaveReserves. Contrast WhatMeasureIsAMook. Often used in instances where the author is trying to show that [[EvenEvilHasStandards even evil has standards]] EvenEvilHasStandards as a sympathetic villain has no problem killing enemy combatants but will balk at the idea of harming an innocent.




* ''Manga/MakenKi'' [[{{inverted}} inverts]] it, by having Leo try to reason with Takeru, ''[[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/57/20/ before]]'' he killed Gouken. Leo tried telling him that it wouldn't solve anything, since [[spoiler: [[BigBad Takeru Yamato]]]] would simply [[BodySurf possess a new body.]] Nor was is it what [[spoiler: Himegami]] would've wanted him to do. But Takeru was so enraged that he still did it anyway. In the end, it changed nothing. Gouken had simply been a victim [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/57/25/ of Takeru's frustration.]]
* [[spoiler: Iserina]] from the Anime/MobileSuitGundam TV series tries to avenge the death of her boyfriend, [[spoiler: Garma Zabi]] She only ends up dead, and the White Base crew end up reflecting on how useless her RoaringRampageOfRevenge was.
* This is Manga/{{Naruto}}'s reason for wanting to stop the Fourth Shinobi War. [[spoiler: Apparently, it doesn't matter to him if the opposing army consist of mindless, expendable mooks, zombie ninjas, magical stone giants all.]]

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* ''Manga/MakenKi'' [[{{inverted}} inverts]] {{invert|edTrope}}s it, by having Leo try to reason with Takeru, ''[[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/57/20/ before]]'' he killed Gouken. Leo tried telling him that it wouldn't solve anything, since [[spoiler: [[BigBad Takeru Yamato]]]] would simply [[BodySurf possess a new body.]] Nor was is it what [[spoiler: Himegami]] would've wanted him to do. But Takeru was so enraged that he still did it anyway. In the end, it changed nothing. Gouken had simply been a victim [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/57/25/ of Takeru's frustration.]]
* [[spoiler: Iserina]] [[spoiler:Iserina]] from the Anime/MobileSuitGundam TV series tries to avenge the death of her boyfriend, [[spoiler: Garma Zabi]] She only ends up dead, and the White Base crew end up reflecting on how useless her RoaringRampageOfRevenge was.
* This is Manga/{{Naruto}}'s reason for wanting to stop the Fourth Shinobi War. [[spoiler: Apparently, [[spoiler:Apparently, it doesn't matter to him if the opposing army consist of mindless, expendable mooks, zombie ninjas, magical stone giants all.]]


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* ''Anime/CrossAnge'': Embryo laments Julio going against his orders and ordering a massacre on Arzenal.
26th Mar '16 8:32:45 PM FordPrefect
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** The real tragedy of those two episodes is that the senseless waste of human life resulted from the Doctor trying avoid a senseless waste of ''villain'' lives.

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** The real tragedy of those two episodes is that the senseless waste of human life resulted from the Doctor trying to avoid a senseless waste of ''villain'' lives.
21st Mar '16 12:39:34 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter and the Deathly Hallows'', Voldemort says at the battle of Hogwarts that he hates to see magical blood spilled because it is such a waste. (And given the population of wizards in the Harry Potter universe, it ''is a waste!''. Mainly because he wants to conscript any witches or wizards still breathing into being Death Eaters, [[MindRape like it or not]].

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter and the Deathly Hallows'', Voldemort says at the battle of Hogwarts that he hates to see magical blood spilled because it is such a waste. (And given the population of wizards in the Harry Potter universe, it ''is a waste!''. Mainly because he wants to conscript any witches or wizards still breathing into being Death Eaters, [[MindRape like it or not]].)
* In ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'', Kurda dislikes the other vampires' ProudWarriorRaceGuy antics, saying that of the nine vampires that had died over the past 12 years (between two council meetings), five could have been there had they not been overeager to flaunt their strength and prove something.
31st Jan '16 12:51:15 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* While he never says it straight, [[NoMoreHeroes Travis Touchdown]] eventually views all of his victories against later assassins as this, particularly the ones who weren't psychotic killing machines such as Alice Twilight and Margaret Moonlight.

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* While he never says it straight, [[NoMoreHeroes [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes Travis Touchdown]] eventually views all of his victories against later assassins as this, particularly the ones who weren't psychotic killing machines such as Alice Twilight and Margaret Moonlight.
9th Dec '15 5:38:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* After killing [[TheDragon The Sympathetic Dragon]] in TargetEarth, the protagonist mutters "Another good man dead."

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* After killing [[TheDragon The Sympathetic Dragon]] in TargetEarth, ''VideoGame/TargetEarth'', the protagonist mutters "Another good man dead."



* Pops up in ''StarWarsBattlefront II'', in the Imperial era of the campaign. The Death Star casualties, particularly the pilots who were rotated in in place of the 501st, are referred to by the narrator as "poor souls."

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* Pops up in ''StarWarsBattlefront ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront II'', in the Imperial era of the campaign. The Death Star casualties, particularly the pilots who were rotated in in place of the 501st, are referred to by the narrator as "poor souls."
4th Nov '15 11:54:01 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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*** In fact, he had another in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E5TheMassacre the very next story]], having just fled Paris on realising that one of the worst events in the city's history was about to happen:
--->The massacre lasted for several days in Paris and spread to other parts of France. Oh, what a terrible waste. What a dreadful page of the past.
24th Oct '15 11:35:26 AM nombretomado
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* The song "Attica State" by JohnLennon and YokoOno exemplifies the trope almost verbatim as it opens with the lyrics: "What a waste of human power, what a waste of human life."

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* The song "Attica State" by JohnLennon Music/JohnLennon and YokoOno Music/YokoOno exemplifies the trope almost verbatim as it opens with the lyrics: "What a waste of human power, what a waste of human life."
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