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7th Aug '16 6:20:15 AM rufusluciusivan
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--> '''Blub-Blub": [[ImColdSoCold "So dark... And cold..."]] ''[[{{Tearjerker}} (starts sobbing)]]''

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--> '''Blub-Blub": '''Blub-Blub''': [[ImColdSoCold "So dark... And cold..."]] ''[[{{Tearjerker}} (starts sobbing)]]''
7th Aug '16 6:19:20 AM rufusluciusivan
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* Cruelly averted in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'''s rendition of ''Anime/TheWorldsStrongest'' with the Bio-Warriors. In this version, contrary to the evil mooks they were in their original movie, they were designed as friendly creatures supposed to help people, before Kochin turned them (probably against their will) into living weapons. [[AlasPoorVillain Their death is even a surprisingly solemn (and sad) moment.]]
--> '''Wheelo''': "Wait! Can they all talk?"
--> '''Kochin''': "Of course! They're completely sentient."
--> '''Bulb-Blub''': [[AlasPoorVillain "I need a hug..."]]
--> '''Kochin''': "With their own wants and needs... And a crippling fear of death!"
--> '''Blub-Blub": [[ImColdSoCold "So dark... And cold..."]] ''[[{{Tearjerker}} (starts sobbing)]]''
--> '''[[ForcedToWatch Wheelo]]''': [[{{Tearjerker}} "Blub-Blub... No..."]]

16th May '16 11:42:17 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11157943/13/I-Still-Haven-t-Found-What-I-m-Looking-For I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For]]'' after hearing that upwards of 10,000 Clonetroopers died in a battle, [[Franchise/StarWars Aayla Secura's]] first thought is that it would take a few months for them to be replaced, same with the destroyed ships. She pauses, remembering [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry Potter's]] words on how the Republic enslaves the clones, and wonders when exactly did she become so callous about their lives. [[spoiler:This turns out to be part of a compulsion that Palpatine cast in the Force and is thus influencing all of the Jedi.]]
6th Apr '16 10:53:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* This trope is brought up sometimes in ''SinCity'', despite the protagonists' violent nature. Marv refused to kill the initial set of cops sent against him and he employed similar methods when deaking with the henchmen at the Lord's estate, Wallace only killed a few assassins since he was one of the few SC characters who didn't like killing, Hartigan killed the guards at the Farm but mentioned that he hated doing it, and Dwight once questioned whether or not he should kill a cop on the grounds that he might be one of the few honest ones.

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* This trope is brought up sometimes in ''SinCity'', ''ComicBook/SinCity'', despite the protagonists' violent nature. Marv refused to kill the initial set of cops sent against him and he employed similar methods when deaking with the henchmen at the Lord's estate, Wallace only killed a few assassins since he was one of the few SC characters who didn't like killing, Hartigan killed the guards at the Farm but mentioned that he hated doing it, and Dwight once questioned whether or not he should kill a cop on the grounds that he might be one of the few honest ones.



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* SpiderMan:''ComicBook/SpiderMan'':
4th Apr '16 12:49:52 PM Shadowgazer
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Subtrope of ProtagonistCenteredMorality. Compare WhatMeasureIsANonSuper, WhatMeasureIsANonUnique, and WhatMeasureIsANonHuman. AMillionIsAStatistic can be this when applied to mooks in large numbers. Contrast ImmortalLifeIsCheap. PayEvilUntoEvil normally goes hand-in-hand with all this mookocide, often with sneers about the way mooks ''will'' go around JustFollowingOrders. Sometimes [[HandWave justified(?)]] by the assumption that mooks are AlwaysChaoticEvil, though, as many examples show, entirely innocent GullibleLemmings are often gunned down, as well. Also, many works will attempt to [[JustifiedTrope justify]] this with MechaMooks, though depending where they lie on the SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence, the UnfortunateImplications may persist regardless. BreakoutMookCharacter may be a subversion. MookHorrorShow is a popular SubTrope.

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Subtrope of ProtagonistCenteredMorality. Compare WhatMeasureIsANonSuper, WhatMeasureIsANonUnique, and WhatMeasureIsANonHuman. AMillionIsAStatistic can be this when applied to mooks in large numbers. Contrast ImmortalLifeIsCheap. PayEvilUntoEvil normally goes hand-in-hand with all this mookocide, often with sneers about the way mooks ''will'' go around JustFollowingOrders. Sometimes [[HandWave justified(?)]] by the assumption that mooks are AlwaysChaoticEvil, though, as many examples show, entirely innocent GullibleLemmings are often gunned down, as well. Also, many works will attempt to [[JustifiedTrope justify]] this with MechaMooks, though depending where they lie on the SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence, the UnfortunateImplications may persist regardless. BreakoutMookCharacter may be a subversion. MookHorrorShow is a popular SubTrope.
SubTrope. In many works, it is justified by coincidentally being in a life-or-death situation with a Mook with no other choice, but always having the luxury to spare the significant villains.
23rd Dec '15 10:30:47 AM Conradus
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*** Fair game, but often had an enhanced chance of survival, because it was frequently much more to your benefit to capture kings and princes and sell them back for ransom than to kill them, and then deal with their successor ''and'' the international grudge you'd just attracted.

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*** Fair game, but often had an enhanced chance of survival, because it was frequently much more to your benefit to capture kings and princes and sell them back for ransom than to kill them, and then deal with their successor ''and'' the international grudge you'd just attracted. Not to mention they'd have the best arms and armor available and be surrounded by a bodyguard of their best troops.
16th Oct '15 10:58:26 PM BURGINABC
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Subtrope of ProtagonistCenteredMorality. Compare WhatMeasureIsANonSuper, WhatMeasureIsANonUnique, and WhatMeasureIsANonHuman. AMillionIsAStatistic can be this when applied to mooks in large numbers. Contrast ImmortalLifeIsCheap. PayEvilUntoEvil normally goes hand-in-hand with all this mookocide, often with sneers about the way mooks ''will'' go around JustFollowingOrders. Sometimes [[HandWave justified(?)]] by the assumption that mooks are AlwaysChaoticEvil, though, as many examples show, entirely innocent GullibleLemmings are often gunned down, as well. BreakoutMookCharacter may be a subversion. MookHorrorShow is a popular SubTrope.

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Subtrope of ProtagonistCenteredMorality. Compare WhatMeasureIsANonSuper, WhatMeasureIsANonUnique, and WhatMeasureIsANonHuman. AMillionIsAStatistic can be this when applied to mooks in large numbers. Contrast ImmortalLifeIsCheap. PayEvilUntoEvil normally goes hand-in-hand with all this mookocide, often with sneers about the way mooks ''will'' go around JustFollowingOrders. Sometimes [[HandWave justified(?)]] by the assumption that mooks are AlwaysChaoticEvil, though, as many examples show, entirely innocent GullibleLemmings are often gunned down, as well. Also, many works will attempt to [[JustifiedTrope justify]] this with MechaMooks, though depending where they lie on the SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence, the UnfortunateImplications may persist regardless. BreakoutMookCharacter may be a subversion. MookHorrorShow is a popular SubTrope.
4th Oct '15 4:38:16 PM eroock
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->''"[W]henever a massacre of Armenians is reported from Asia Minor, every one assumes that it has been carried out "under orders" from somewhere or another; no one seems to think that there are people who might like to kill their neighbours now and then."''
-->-- '''Creator/{{Saki}}'''

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->''"[W]henever a massacre of Armenians is reported from Asia Minor, every one assumes that ->'''Vesper Lynd:''' It doesn't bother you, killing those people?\\
'''Film/JamesBond:''' I wouldn't be very good at my job if
it has been carried out "under orders" from somewhere or another; no one seems to think that there are people who might like to kill their neighbours now and then."''
did.
-->-- '''Creator/{{Saki}}'''
''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''
4th Oct '15 11:22:48 AM nombretomado
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* In FrankMiller's ''TheDarkKnightReturns'', Batman won't kill the Joker even though his grinning adversary has recently murdered ''a studio full of people, on live TV''. Earlier on, however, he has no hesitation about using a gang member as a HumanShield, and then turning that gangster's machine-gun on his buddies. Sure, the gangsters were bad but WTF, Millar?

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* In FrankMiller's ''TheDarkKnightReturns'', Creator/FrankMiller's ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', Batman won't kill the Joker even though his grinning adversary has recently murdered ''a studio full of people, on live TV''. Earlier on, however, he has no hesitation about using a gang member as a HumanShield, and then turning that gangster's machine-gun on his buddies. Sure, the gangsters were bad but WTF, Millar?
9th Sep '15 4:27:46 PM eroock
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->''[W]henever a massacre of Armenians is reported from Asia Minor, every one assumes that it has been carried out "under orders" from somewhere or another; no one seems to think that there are people who might like to kill their neighbours now and then.''

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->''[W]henever ->''"[W]henever a massacre of Armenians is reported from Asia Minor, every one assumes that it has been carried out "under orders" from somewhere or another; no one seems to think that there are people who might like to kill their neighbours now and then.''"''
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