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8th Nov '16 6:19:20 PM nombretomado
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* In ''RushHour'', Lee is without his credentials and finds himself at gunpoint when he mentions the ambassador's daughter to some FBI agents. He disarms both (in trademark "JackieChan" style) and dismantles the guns.

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* In ''RushHour'', Lee is without his credentials and finds himself at gunpoint when he mentions the ambassador's daughter to some FBI agents. He disarms both (in trademark "JackieChan" "Creator/JackieChan" style) and dismantles the guns.
13th Oct '16 4:11:38 PM Willbyr
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->'''Mack Bolan:''' ''"Make no mistake, all of you. You shoot one cop, or one innocent bystander, and the public stops cheering and the cops stop looking the other way and all of a sudden you're just another dirtbag on the street."''
--> -- '''Literature/TheExecutioner #2: Death Squad'''

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->'''Mack Bolan:''' ''"Make ->''"Make no mistake, all of you. You shoot one cop, or one innocent bystander, and the public stops cheering and the cops stop looking the other way and all of a sudden you're just another dirtbag on the street."''
--> -- '''Literature/TheExecutioner -->-- '''Mack Bolan''', ''Literature/TheExecutioner #2: Death Squad'''
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* In ''BusouRenkin'', this is why [[spoiler: Kazuki]] refused to kill the [[spoiler: Alchemist Warriors sent after him when he is about to go Victor.]]
* Totally and completely [[AvertedTrope averted]] in the first season of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''. After [[spoiler: the whole of Section 9]] is falsely accused of a crime, you would need an accountant to keep track of the dead among the black-ops military team sent to ''arrest'' them. They even finished off soldiers who had already been neutralized as a threat.

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* In ''BusouRenkin'', ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', this is why [[spoiler: Kazuki]] refused to kill the [[spoiler: Alchemist Warriors sent after him when he is about to go Victor.]]
* Totally and completely [[AvertedTrope averted]] {{averted|Trope}} in the first season of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''. After [[spoiler: the whole of Section 9]] is falsely accused of a crime, you would need an accountant to keep track of the dead among the black-ops military team sent to ''arrest'' them. They even finished off soldiers who had already been neutralized as a threat.



* The final run of Creator/GarthEnnis' ''Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX'' involved Frank being in the sights of a cabal of Corrupt US Army Generals...who use their connections to send a group of special operations soldiers after him. [[CaptainObvious Frank doesn't kill them]], but that doesn't mean he doesn't ''fight'' them. This would appear to only apply to ''American'' soldiers, too; he doesn't hesitate to shoot Russian soldiers in a nuclear missile base. Frank also usually takes it easy on superheroes who get between him and his targets. Of course, "taking it easy" for Frank Castle still usually involves fisticuffs, non-lethal shootings, stabbings, and on one occasion, a ''steamroller''. In that particular story, he was fighting {{Wolverine}} and was allowed to go all out since [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Wolverine can always get better]].

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* The final run of Creator/GarthEnnis' ''Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX'' involved Frank being in the sights of a cabal of Corrupt US Army Generals...who use their connections to send a group of special operations soldiers after him. [[CaptainObvious Frank doesn't kill them]], but that doesn't mean he doesn't ''fight'' them. This would appear to only apply to ''American'' soldiers, too; he doesn't hesitate to shoot Russian soldiers in a nuclear missile base. Frank also usually takes it easy on superheroes who get between him and his targets. Of course, "taking it easy" for Frank Castle still usually involves fisticuffs, non-lethal shootings, stabbings, and on one occasion, a ''steamroller''. In that particular story, he was fighting {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and was allowed to go all out since [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Wolverine can always get better]].
8th Oct '16 12:00:44 AM GhostlyBrony
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** While American enemies show up all over the place in the Metal Gear series this trope is never really applied because the Americans in question are otherwise traitors, terrorists, rebels against the US, or they're conducting seedy black operations for the US Government -- this places them firmly out of the realm of sympathy for the audience. Also in contrast to Metal Gear Solid 2, nothing stops Big Boss from killing the US Marines stationed at Camp Omega (an analogue for Camp Delta, the infamous prison camp on Guantanamo Bay soil) in the pursuit of his mission in Ground Zeroes. While some of the Marines are shown mistreating the prisoners, it seems unlikely that everyone there was guilty of that, and no moral dissonance is made from Big Boss killing former comrades (he's former US Special forces). Though whether Big Boss kills these Marines is all up to the player's gameplay choices.
7th Aug '16 6:16:05 PM nombretomado
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* In TheDCU, the Vigilante (the Adrian Chase version) refused to shoot at honest cops, even when they were trying to shoot him.

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* In TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, the Vigilante (the Adrian Chase version) refused to shoot at honest cops, even when they were trying to shoot him.
11th Jun '16 4:18:55 PM nombretomado
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* The ''SwordOfTruth'' has the titular sword magically enforce this trope - the wielder physically cannot harm someone they ''believe'' to be innocent. Of course, that necessitates that only incredibly perceptive and quick-thinking people are qualified for the position, because there's a deep gulf between belief and fact. [[spoiler: Richard discovers that the restriction only applies when the sword is powered by anger. When it's powered by love, it's no-holds-barred. Interestingly, this turns out to ultimately be the key to the power of Orden - being able to unlock the love mode and do what has to be done, regardless of the cost. YMMV.]]

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* The ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' has the titular sword magically enforce this trope - the wielder physically cannot harm someone they ''believe'' to be innocent. Of course, that necessitates that only incredibly perceptive and quick-thinking people are qualified for the position, because there's a deep gulf between belief and fact. [[spoiler: Richard discovers that the restriction only applies when the sword is powered by anger. When it's powered by love, it's no-holds-barred. Interestingly, this turns out to ultimately be the key to the power of Orden - being able to unlock the love mode and do what has to be done, regardless of the cost. YMMV.]]
4th Jun '16 4:12:54 PM nombretomado
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--> -- '''TheExecutioner #2: Death Squad'''

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--> -- '''TheExecutioner '''Literature/TheExecutioner #2: Death Squad'''



* ''TheExecutioner'' novel series. Mack Bolan decided early on that he would not fire on police officers, even though being arrested would end his war against the Mafia (and result in his death once the Mafia got to him in prison). That may, however, have been pragmatism as much as anything. As seen in the page quote, Bolan was savvy to the fact that as long as only bad guys died, the law would feel inclined to look the other way. As soon as innocents or cops start dying, the boys in blue will tear heaven and earth apart to find you.

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* ''TheExecutioner'' ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' novel series. Mack Bolan decided early on that he would not fire on police officers, even though being arrested would end his war against the Mafia (and result in his death once the Mafia got to him in prison). That may, however, have been pragmatism as much as anything. As seen in the page quote, Bolan was savvy to the fact that as long as only bad guys died, the law would feel inclined to look the other way. As soon as innocents or cops start dying, the boys in blue will tear heaven and earth apart to find you.
30th May '16 3:05:54 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TransformersCybertron'': While the Autobots fight Starscream's army, the US Military launches several jets to attack everyone involved, unaware of the different factions. Despite taking fire from two directions, the Autobots only fire on the Decepticons, while the Decepticons "do not hesitate to fire on anything that gets in their way". The episode comes off as something of a TakeThat to how Autobot-Human military relationships tend to go in the Transformers comics.

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* ''TransformersCybertron'': ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'': While the Autobots fight Starscream's army, the US Military launches several jets to attack everyone involved, unaware of the different factions. Despite taking fire from two directions, the Autobots only fire on the Decepticons, while the Decepticons "do not hesitate to fire on anything that gets in their way". The episode comes off as something of a TakeThat to how Autobot-Human military relationships tend to go in the Transformers comics.
24th May '16 12:03:32 PM Prometheus117
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* Shirou has this attitude during the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Grail War]], which causes every single one of his allies to facepalm or threaten him with death. Seriously, only going after bad guys in a ThereCanBeOnlyOne fight to the death?

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* Shirou has this attitude during the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Grail War]], which causes every single one of his allies to facepalm or threaten him with death. Seriously, only going after bad guys in a ThereCanBeOnlyOne fight to the death?death? [[spoiler:More often than not though, he's proven right with this stance, especially when the truth about the [[JackassGenie Holy Grail]] comes to light]].
17th Mar '16 10:02:39 AM Shadowgazer
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Batman is forced to non-lethally disable a SWAT team that has [[DisguisedHostageGambit mistaken the hostages for armed hostage-takers]]. Granted, Batman never intentionally kills people, but he's noticeably more careful in that scene.

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Batman is forced to non-lethally disable a SWAT team that has [[DisguisedHostageGambit mistaken the hostages for armed hostage-takers]]. hostage-takers, a plan of the Joker meant to cruelly force this trope to its darkest possible outcome]]. Granted, Batman never intentionally kills people, but he's noticeably more careful in that scene.scene and doesn't brutalise or cripple them either.
17th Mar '16 9:55:54 AM Shadowgazer
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Because [[DividedWeFall they ought to be on his side]]. They're good guys, and he knows it.

TheRival, believing his own MaliciousSlander, sent them after him, or TheMole is deliberately trying to disable him -- but at any rate, these Mooks ought to be on TheHero's side, so he can't shoot them, no matter [[FriendOrFoe how deluded they are about who's the good guy]]. A SubTrope of NeverHurtAnInnocent and FriendOrFoe.

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Because [[DividedWeFall they ought to be on his side]]. They're [[HeroAntagonist good guys, guys]], and he knows it.

TheRival, believing his own MaliciousSlander, sent them after him, or TheMole is deliberately trying to disable him -- but at any rate, these apparent Mooks ought to be on TheHero's side, so he can't shoot them, no matter [[FriendOrFoe how deluded they are about who's the good guy]]. A SubTrope of NeverHurtAnInnocent and FriendOrFoe.
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