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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."
14th Aug '15 9:14:40 AM MiinU
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* ''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 [[BodySnatcher 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.]]
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* ''Manga/MakenKi'' *''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 [[BodySnatcher [[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.]]
14th Aug '15 9:08:07 AM MiinU
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* Happens a number of times in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (sometimes the "innocent" is an entire race or planet). * The ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' manga has Mugen saying this a few times.

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* Happens *''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 [[BodySnatcher possess a number of times in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (sometimes 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 "innocent" is an entire race or planet). * The ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' manga has Mugen saying this end, it changed nothing. Gouken had simply been a few times.victim [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/57/25/ of Takeru's frustration.]]
28th Jul '15 1:12:29 PM Beedle
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* In episode 12 of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Masahiro Tanaka says this after [[spoiler:killing his friend Ibraha to prevent him from sending their soldiers charging into certain death.]] -->"That was our problem; you and I could only look to the past. But if we keep doing that, nothing will ever change, will it? Still, I suppose none of this matters anymore, but [[ItHasBeenAnHonor you were a good comrade to me all the same]]. What a goddamn waste."
28th Jun '15 9:39:42 PM Llygodenfawr
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Compare AMillionIsAStatistic and WeHaveReserves. Contrast WhatMeasureIsAMook. Often used in instances where the author is try 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 try 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.
19th May '15 10:07:30 AM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''{{Asterix}} and the Actress'', where the civil war between Pompeius and Caesar is shown, and Asterix and Obelix are passing near the site of one ongoing battle. Obelix's reaction is that of "What a waste of life", but in the sense that every dead Roman means one less Roman he can't hit later.
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* Subverted in ''{{Asterix}} ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Actress'', where the civil war between Pompeius and Caesar is shown, and Asterix and Obelix are passing near the site of one ongoing battle. Obelix's reaction is that of "What a waste of life", but in the sense that every dead Roman means one less Roman he can't hit later.
5th May '15 2:32:56 AM uhema
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Attica State
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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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