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30th Nov '16 5:42:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}''

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* ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}''
30th Nov '16 5:42:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* As noted above, films don't show children being harmed or killed because moviegoers find it completely unacceptable, but what isn't mentioned is that the people who make the movies ''won't tolerate it for one fucking minute either.'' Production companies and directors will have the scenes removed from the script before they will even think of greenlighting it, crews won't participate or assist with such scenes, and the overwhelming majority of actors and actresses simply won't sign on to do a film if it involves children being harmed or killed, with the actual acts being depicted on-screen. It's not a case where their contracts stipulate they won't do such scenes. They just won't do them period, ''and anyone who doesn't like it can go fuck themselves.''
30th Nov '16 5:32:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies'', ComicBook/LexLuthor conspicuously avoids killing or injuring Toyman/Hiro Okamura, instead simply settling for destroying his equipment, even though he's the only [[strike:other]] person smart enough to stop the Kryptonite meteor about to hit Earth and that [[spoiler:by now Lex had gotten so crazy from Kryptonite injections he ''wanted'' the thing to hit the Earth so he could rebuild civilization afterward]].
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies'', ComicBook/LexLuthor conspicuously avoids killing or injuring Toyman/Hiro Okamura, instead simply settling for destroying his equipment, even though he's the only [[strike:other]] person smart enough to stop the Kryptonite meteor about to hit Earth and that [[spoiler:by now Lex had gotten so crazy from Kryptonite injections he ''wanted'' the thing to hit the Earth so he could rebuild civilization afterward]].
14th Nov '16 4:54:33 PM DrNoPuma
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sparklecare}}'', the doctors at the titular hospital give their patients all sorts of horrifying, and often deadly, "treatments". However, the "Staff Rules" poster in Lunesta's office states that "harming children is FORBIDDEN". This seems to be supported by the fact that Kid Dies, the only child patient we've seen thus far, is treated nicely by Nurse Shortnick, although that's probably just because Shortnick is one of the {{Token Good Teammate}}s.
22nd Sep '16 6:13:03 PM merotoker
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A common subversion is when a character who goes by this motto has to face a CreepyChild, a ChildSoldier, or worse an EnfantTerrible.

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A common subversion is when a character who goes by this motto has to face a CreepyChild, a ChildSoldier, {{Child Soldier|s}}, or worse an EnfantTerrible.



* This is the trait that distinguished Wamuu as a NobleDemon with honor and decency amongst his fellow vampires in 'Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
* Humourously invoked by ReallySevenHundredYearsOld LittleMissBadass Vita in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', complaining about having to arrest Lutecia:

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* This is the trait that distinguished Wamuu as a NobleDemon with honor and decency amongst his fellow vampires in 'Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
* Humourously Humorously invoked by ReallySevenHundredYearsOld LittleMissBadass Vita in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', complaining about having to arrest Lutecia:



* This might be the reason why, in the anime adaptation of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', Azmaria is [[spoiler:the only member of the main cast to [[KillEmAll survive to the end of the series]]. [[KarmaHoudini Besides the villain]], at least, and Joshua--but he suffers extreme mental damage in the process.]] That being said, it ''does'' show the deaths of another group of children because of their powers (who are minor enough to not have individual names).

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* This might be the reason why, in the anime adaptation of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', Azmaria is [[spoiler:the only member of the main cast to [[KillEmAll survive to the end of the series]]. [[KarmaHoudini Besides the villain]], at least, and Joshua--but he suffers extreme mental damage in the process.]] process]]. That being said, it ''does'' show the deaths of another group of children because of their powers (who are minor enough to not have individual names).



* ''Manga/BlackCat'': Train Heartnet has been an assassin for many years.....but the biggest BerserkButton he possesses is about children. In the manga, he describes how he was about to shoot a man, but he realized the man was holding a young girl. He stopped, and couldn't pull the trigger, so he was shot, instead. He lived, but this is part of the major HeelFaceTurn he undergoes throughout the series. The presence of [[GenkiGirl Saya Minatsuki]] only enstills that even more.

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* ''Manga/BlackCat'': Train Heartnet has been an assassin for many years.....but the biggest BerserkButton he possesses is about children. In the manga, he describes how he was about to shoot a man, but he realized the man was holding a young girl. He stopped, and couldn't pull the trigger, so he was shot, instead. He lived, but this is part of the major HeelFaceTurn he undergoes throughout the series. The presence of [[GenkiGirl Saya Minatsuki]] only enstills instills that even more.



* One of the very, ''very'' few standards ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' has is to not hurt children. His victims are all teenagers/adults, although he ends up traumatizing a few children (especially Squee) in the process.
* Hunter Rose, the first ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}'' had this as one of his personal standards, even eliminating child prostitution in New York upon becoming mob boss. In fact, when facing off against Franchise/{{Batman}} during his trip to Gotham, the accidental endangerment of a child he was holding hostage was what encouraged him to withdraw and go home. He himself has a MoralityPet in his adoptive daughter Stacy Palumbo, [[spoiler:who later arranges to have him killed.]]
* ''Franchise/FantasticFour'' villain [[ClockKing the Mad Thinker]] is perfectly willing to try and kill the Four. During a VillainTeamUp with the Wizard, the latter kidnaps Franklin Richards (Reed and Sue's son) and is getting ready to vivisect him to discover the secret of his amazing powers. The Mad Thinker, enraged, immediately terminates the partnership and leads Franklin's [[PapaWolf Uncle Ben]] to the Wizard's secret base, just in time to save him.
** Oddly enough, and most likely a case of DependingOnTheWriter, this goes against the grain for the Wizard's character, as during a story in the 1970's when the Wizard and several other supervillains attacked the Fantastic Four's headquarters and took Franklin and Alicia Masters hostage. Reed Richards demanded to know where they were, to which the Wizard responded: "Both are safe, Richards. I do not wage war on blind women and children." Richards took him at his word on this.
* The main reason why Jason Todd can be considered an AntiVillain and not a straight-out villain is that he will [[PayEvilUntoEvil kill anyone hurting a child.]]

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* One of the very, ''very'' few standards ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac has is to not hurt children. His victims are all teenagers/adults, although he ends up traumatizing a few children (especially Squee) in the process.
* Hunter Rose, the first ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}'' had this as one of his personal standards, even eliminating child prostitution in New York upon becoming mob boss. In fact, when facing off against Franchise/{{Batman}} during his trip to Gotham, the accidental endangerment of a child he was holding hostage was what encouraged him to withdraw and go home. He himself has a MoralityPet in his adoptive daughter Stacy Palumbo, [[spoiler:who later arranges to have him killed.]]
killed]].
* ''Franchise/FantasticFour'' villain [[ClockKing the Mad Thinker]] is perfectly willing to try and kill the Four. During a VillainTeamUp with the Wizard, the latter kidnaps Franklin Richards (Reed and Sue's son) and is getting ready to vivisect him to discover the secret of his amazing powers. The Mad Thinker, enraged, immediately terminates the partnership and leads Franklin's [[PapaWolf Uncle Ben]] to the Wizard's secret base, just in time to save him.
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him. Oddly enough, and most likely a case of DependingOnTheWriter, this goes against the grain for the Wizard's character, as during a story in the 1970's when the Wizard and several other supervillains attacked the Fantastic Four's headquarters and took Franklin and Alicia Masters hostage. Reed Richards demanded to know where they were, to which the Wizard responded: "Both are safe, Richards. I do not wage war on blind women and children." Richards took him at his word on this.
* The main reason why [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Jason Todd Todd]] can be considered an AntiVillain and not a straight-out villain is that he will [[PayEvilUntoEvil kill anyone hurting a child.]]



* From Doom 2099, when Doom was approaching two terrified teenagers. "Calm yourselves. Doom does not harm children."

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* From [[Franchise/Marvel2099 Doom 2099, 2099]], when Doom was approaching two terrified teenagers. "Calm yourselves. Doom does not harm children."



--> Psychiatrist: No, you have to understand! She wanted to be with me, she begged me to do it!
--> Deadpool: Really? Kind of like the way you're begging me right now?
* In ''Comicbook/AvengersAcademy'', the Rhino ({{Spiderman}} villain) refuses to kill the teen heroes under Electro's orders.
* [=X-Men=] villains The Juggernaut and Black Tom Cassidy had been [[VillainousFriendship partners and close friends for almost their entire careers]], but that all changed during M-Day when Black Tom killed a kid, something that was too much for the Juggernaut. He confronted his former friend and convinced him to turn himself in, saying, "He was a kid, Tom. An' you an' me, for all our faults, we used ta be better than that."
** And Tom did indeed seem to be sorry (after all, he had gone insane after his powers went haywire and turned him into a living tree, which the effects of M-Day undid). As he told his friend, "That wasn't me, Cain, you know that. I wasn't in my right mind... You've got to understand... that mad life, before... it was like some dream."
* ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' has the Rogues. One of their rules is that they won't kill women and children, with the exception of Mirror Master, who will ''try'' to refrain from killing women, but still definitely won't hurt a child.
** This is part of their PragmaticVillainy. They know that doing certain things will just bring all sorts of trouble upon them. Their business model is based on there being AlwaysABiggerFish for the heroes to concentrate on.

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--> Psychiatrist: '''Psychiatrist''': No, you have to understand! She wanted to be with me, she begged me to do it!
--> Deadpool: '''Deadpool''': Really? Kind of like the way you're begging me right now?
* In ''Comicbook/AvengersAcademy'', the Rhino ({{Spiderman}} (Franchise/SpiderMan villain) refuses to kill the teen heroes under Electro's orders.
* [=X-Men=] ComicBook/XMen villains The Juggernaut and Black Tom Cassidy had been [[VillainousFriendship partners and close friends for almost their entire careers]], but that all changed during M-Day when Black Tom killed a kid, something that was too much for the Juggernaut. He confronted his former friend and convinced him to turn himself in, saying, "He was a kid, Tom. An' you an' me, for all our faults, we used ta be better than that."
** And
" Tom did indeed seem to be sorry (after all, he had gone insane after his powers went haywire and turned him into a living tree, which the effects of M-Day undid). As he told his friend, "That wasn't me, Cain, you know that. I wasn't in my right mind... You've got to understand... that mad life, before... it was like some dream."
* ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' ''Franchise/TheFlash'' has the Rogues. One of their rules is that they won't kill women and children, with the exception of Mirror Master, who will ''try'' to refrain from killing women, but still definitely won't hurt a child.
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child. This is part of their PragmaticVillainy. They know that doing certain things will just bring all sorts of trouble upon them. Their business model is based on there being AlwaysABiggerFish for the heroes to concentrate on.



* Mob boss Harry Waters from ''Film/InBruges'' finds [[EvenEvilHasStandards child killing abhorrent]] [[spoiler: and orders one of his men killed for accidentally shooting a boy, then when he thinks he's done the same (actually a dwarf) turns his gun on himself.]]

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* Mob boss Harry Waters from ''Film/InBruges'' finds [[EvenEvilHasStandards child killing abhorrent]] [[spoiler: and orders one of his men killed for accidentally shooting a boy, then when he thinks he's done the same (actually a dwarf) turns his gun on himself.]]himself]].



* ''Film/KillBill'': The Bride plays the trope straight as she really doesn't like it when other children and teens get involved in violent stuff. In Part 1 she's very unhappy when [[spoiler: Nikki witnesses how the Bride kills her mom in their fight]], later attempts to disuade Gogo from fighting her, she spares a teenage Crazy 88 member but gives him a spanking with her sword and tells him to go home, and in the end of Part 2 [[spoiler: she decides that she'd rather put her revenge aside for a little than having BB witness her and Bill fight to the death.]]
* ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' has {{Anvilicious}} moments about this: the line "children may find it [the bomb]" is uttered by both the good guy and a bad guy. This [[spoiler:brings a question of doubt in the perpetrators' actions, and it's revealed the BigBad never planted a ''real'' bomb, just a fake one, because [[EvenEvilHasStandards "he's a soldier, not a monster".]]]]

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* ''Film/KillBill'': The Bride plays the trope straight as she really doesn't like it when other children and teens get involved in violent stuff. In Part 1 she's very unhappy when [[spoiler: Nikki witnesses how the Bride kills her mom in their fight]], later attempts to disuade dissuade Gogo from fighting her, she spares a teenage Crazy 88 member but gives him a spanking with her sword and tells him to go home, and in the end of Part 2 [[spoiler: she decides that she'd rather put her revenge aside for a little than having BB witness her and Bill fight to the death.]]
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* ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' has {{Anvilicious}} moments about this: the line "children may find it [the bomb]" is uttered by both the good guy and a bad guy. This [[spoiler:brings a question of doubt in the perpetrators' actions, and it's revealed the BigBad never planted a ''real'' bomb, just a fake one, because [[EvenEvilHasStandards "he's a soldier, not a monster".]]]]monster"]]]].



* ''Film/PitchBlack'': Riddick likes children quite a lot, and they in turn seem fascinated by him - not just Jack, but Imam's younger acolyte as well. In fact he likes them enough that he refuses to kill Jack [[spoiler: even though she's actually a girl on her period and attracting the monsters. He doesn't have any qualms about leaving them to save himself, though.]]

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* ''Film/PitchBlack'': Riddick likes children quite a lot, and they in turn seem fascinated by him - not just Jack, but Imam's younger acolyte as well. In fact he likes them enough that he refuses to kill Jack [[spoiler: even though she's actually a girl on her period and attracting the monsters. He doesn't have any qualms about leaving them to save himself, though.]]though]].



* Played with in ''Film/MajorPayne'', where the first thing the titular character tries to do to one of the [=ROTC=] boys is ''break his finger'': however, it's his twisted way of helping someone take their mind off of excrutiating pain elsewhere, such as getting a shot (the kid) or having ''been'' shot (one of his Marine buddies). When the time comes later when he actually ''means'' to hurt one of them, he physically cannot bring himself to punch out Alex Stone.

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* Played with in ''Film/MajorPayne'', where the first thing the titular character tries to do to one of the [=ROTC=] boys is ''break his finger'': however, it's his twisted way of helping someone take their mind off of excrutiating excruciating pain elsewhere, such as getting a shot (the kid) or having ''been'' shot (one of his Marine buddies). When the time comes later when he actually ''means'' to hurt one of them, he physically cannot bring himself to punch out Alex Stone.



* Doubly subverted in ''Literature/NightWatch'' with a "wild" Light One Maxim. He can see Dark Ones but not his knismen and as such considers himself to be a lone crusader in a world besieged by forces of Darkness. He [[KnightTemplar relentlessly]] [[HangingJudge slaughters]] every Dark One he comes across, [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner not bothering to find out]] if the actually harmed anyone ([[DarkIsNotEvil Not all of them do]]. Untill he encounters a Dark kid. He silently bemoans and curses the "Powers" that [[CursedWithAwesome bestowed him upon his gift]] but is still prepared to carry out his mission, and even intervention from another Light One doesn't hold him back ("[[HolierThanThou Your Light has faded!]]"). He does hesitate, however, when the kid rushes to protect his unfortunate defendor from him, something he wouldn't think possible for a Dark One.
* Played with in [[Literature/AlexRider Eagle Strike]]. Yassen refuses to shoot Alex and cites this trope, [[spoiler:although the real reason for him sparing Alex might have been feelings of loyalty towards Alex's father, who saved Yassen's life. Earlier in the series he had no problem working alongside Herod Sayle, a man who wanted to commit genocide against all british schoolchildren.]]
* Crops up in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', when Hermione tells Harry not to curse a Death Eater who's been left with the head of a baby after an unfortunate accident involving time magic.
** Also cropped up earlier in the book, when the centaurs don't (initially, anyway) hurt Harry and Hermione because they're "foals".

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* Doubly subverted in ''Literature/NightWatch'' with a "wild" Light One Maxim. He can see Dark Ones but not his knismen and as such considers himself to be a lone crusader in a world besieged by forces of Darkness. He [[KnightTemplar relentlessly]] [[HangingJudge slaughters]] every Dark One he comes across, [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner not bothering to find out]] if the actually harmed anyone ([[DarkIsNotEvil Not all of them do]]. Untill Until he encounters a Dark kid. He silently bemoans and curses the "Powers" that [[CursedWithAwesome bestowed him upon his gift]] but is still prepared to carry out his mission, and even intervention from another Light One doesn't hold him back ("[[HolierThanThou Your Light has faded!]]"). He does hesitate, however, when the kid rushes to protect his unfortunate defendor from him, something he wouldn't think possible for a Dark One.
* Played with in [[Literature/AlexRider ''[[Literature/AlexRider Eagle Strike]].Strike]]''. Yassen refuses to shoot Alex and cites this trope, [[spoiler:although the real reason for him sparing Alex might have been feelings of loyalty towards Alex's father, who saved Yassen's life. Earlier in the series he had no problem working alongside Herod Sayle, a man who wanted to commit genocide against all british schoolchildren.]]
British schoolchildren]].
* Crops up in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', when Hermione tells Harry not to curse a Death Eater who's been left with the head of a baby after an unfortunate accident involving time magic.
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magic. Also cropped up earlier in the book, when the centaurs don't (initially, anyway) hurt Harry and Hermione because they're "foals".



* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': Rumpelstiltskin, for all his evil doings, he has never been seen harming, manipulating, or even raising a hand at a child. This can be explained through his backstory; [[spoiler: he became The Dark One to prevent his son from becoming a child soldier, and later used this power to rescue all the other children from the war.]]

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': Rumpelstiltskin, for all his evil doings, he has never been seen harming, manipulating, or even raising a hand at a child. This can be explained through his backstory; [[spoiler: he became The Dark One to prevent his son from becoming a child soldier, and later used this power to rescue all the other children from the war.]] war]].



** He also seemed to have a genuine fondness for Henry [[spoiler: even after it was revealed that Henry would be his downfall.]]

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** He also seemed to have a genuine fondness for Henry [[spoiler: even after it was revealed that Henry would be his downfall.]]downfall]].



* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': At Act I Scene IV, a [[SmittenTeenageGirl Buffet – girl]] offers Cyrano free food. Cyrano lampshades that his {{pride}} [[DontYouDarePityMe is enormous]], but his fear to wound the [[SmittenTeenageGirl Buffet – girl]] is even more great, so he accepts her offer of free food… [[EvenEvilHasStandards after he lampshades that as a great deed]]. This could be a standard PetTheDog moment until FridgeLogic show us that Cyrano [[MommyIssues was wound in his childhood by his mother: because she didn’t like him when he was a vulnerable child]], [[LoveMartyr adult Cyrano cannot even consider any woman could love him]]. Hence his fear to wound a little girl by making her feel she’s unlovable if Cyrano would refuse [[PetTheDog this offer of food]]… an offer he would have surely refused if it were made by any other person.

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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': At Act I Scene IV, a [[SmittenTeenageGirl Buffet – girl]] offers Cyrano free food. Cyrano lampshades that his {{pride}} [[DontYouDarePityMe is enormous]], but his fear to wound the [[SmittenTeenageGirl Buffet – girl]] is even more great, so he accepts her offer of free food… [[EvenEvilHasStandards after he lampshades that as a great deed]]. This could be a standard PetTheDog moment until FridgeLogic show us that Cyrano [[MommyIssues [[FreudianExcuse was wound in his childhood by his mother: because she didn’t like him when he was a vulnerable child]], [[LoveMartyr adult Cyrano cannot even consider any woman could love him]]. Hence his fear to wound a little girl by making her feel she’s unlovable if Cyrano would refuse [[PetTheDog this offer of food]]… an offer he would have surely refused if it were made by any other person.



** In "Ring of Fired", this also applies to Saxton Hale, although he's okay with ordering his employees to hurt children in his stead. Unfortunately, they won't, [[spoiler:even if the fate of Mann Co. hangs in the balance. Grey Mann uses this against him to wrest control of Mann Co. from him.]] In his case, it's more out of the fact that children cannot put up a proper fight rather than any moral compunctions.

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** In "Ring of Fired", this also applies to Saxton Hale, although he's okay with ordering his employees to hurt children in his stead. Unfortunately, they won't, [[spoiler:even if the fate of Mann Co. hangs in the balance. Grey Mann uses this against him to wrest control of Mann Co. from him.]] him]]. In his case, it's more out of the fact that children cannot put up a proper fight rather than any moral compunctions.



** ''VideoGames/FiveNightsAtFreddys4'' features the '''only''' subversion to this. And, even then, it's purely by accident. It happens when The Child's [[JerkAss douchebag]] [[BigBrotherBully of a brother]] and his equally dickish friends [[spoiler:pick up the poor kid against his will and shove him into Fredbear's mouth.]] [[ForegoneConclusion As can be expected, it ends badly.]] [[spoiler:[[HellIsThatNoise CRUNCH!]]]]

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** ''VideoGames/FiveNightsAtFreddys4'' features the '''only''' subversion to this. And, even then, it's purely by accident. It happens when The Child's [[JerkAss douchebag]] [[BigBrotherBully of a brother]] and his equally dickish friends [[spoiler:pick up the poor kid against his will and shove him into Fredbear's mouth.]] mouth]]. [[ForegoneConclusion As can be expected, it ends badly.]] [[spoiler:[[HellIsThatNoise CRUNCH!]]]]



* Adrestia in ''[[{{Webcomic/morphe}} morphE]]'' is so against the idea of hurting children that when she is thrust into a InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath with a teenager she [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1714482/page-45-shard/ offers him a shard of tile and orders him to kill her so that he can live.]]

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* Adrestia in ''[[{{Webcomic/morphe}} morphE]]'' ''{{Webcomic/morphE}}'' is so against the idea of hurting children that when she is thrust into a InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath with a teenager she [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1714482/page-45-shard/ offers him a shard of tile and orders him to kill her so that he can live.]]



* The initial protagonist of ''Roleplay/WhatTimeIsItMrWolf'' falls under this, until [[CreepyChild the children in question]] [[BlackAndGreyMorality start to force his hand]].

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* The initial protagonist of ''Roleplay/WhatTimeIsItMrWolf'' falls under this, until [[CreepyChild the children in question]] [[BlackAndGreyMorality [[BlackAndGrayMorality start to force his hand]].



* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' villains rarely follow this, but [[ChallengeSeeker Despero]] is an exception. While giving a particularly harsh CurbStompBattle to [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel/Billy Batson]], the latter counterattacks with his magic lightning, which [[OlderAlterEgo turns him back into the gangly teenager]]. Despero's [[TheDragon Dragon]] notes that a child is a pointless opponent, and Despero [[PsychicPowers puts Billy in a trance]] but otherwise leaves him unharmed. Though ironically, he next decides to fight ComicBook/{{Superboy}}, who's chronologically younger than Billy and only a year older physically.

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' villains rarely follow this, but [[ChallengeSeeker Despero]] is an exception. While giving a particularly harsh CurbStompBattle to [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel/Billy Batson]], the latter counterattacks with his magic lightning, which [[OlderAlterEgo turns him back into the gangly teenager]]. Despero's [[TheDragon Dragon]] notes that a child is a pointless opponent, and Despero [[PsychicPowers puts Billy in a trance]] but otherwise leaves him unharmed. Though ironically, he next decides to fight ComicBook/{{Superboy}}, who's chronologically younger than Billy and only a year older physically.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfHeMan'' episode "Quest For The Crystals", when Meliac and his mooks corner He-Man and Caz, Meliac tells Caz he is free to leave. One of his mooks asks why they would bother sparing him. Another mook says that ever since Meliac's son died in a cave-in, Meliac cannot bear to see any child be harmed.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfHeMan'' episode "Quest For The Crystals", when Meliac and his mooks corner He-Man and Caz, Meliac tells Caz he is free to leave. One of his mooks asks why they would bother sparing him. Another mook says that ever since Meliac's son died in a cave-in, Meliac cannot bear to see any child be harmed.



* An unusual example in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''. In one story arc the SpacePirate, Hondo Ohnaka, attacked a Jedi ship which was carrying six younglings in an attempt to steal their lightsaber crystals, [[WouldHurtAChild and told his men to do whatever was necessary to get them]]. But two episodes later he tells the Padawan chaperoning the younglings, Ahsoka, that he doesn't like taking children into battle. When she mentions the earlier incident, he waves it off as a change of heart. The character's voice actor said in an interview that Hondo really doesn't like hurting kids; he was hoping to retrieve the crystals with minimum fuss and would have let them go home unharmed.

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* An unusual example in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''. In one story arc the SpacePirate, {{Space Pirate|s}}, Hondo Ohnaka, attacked a Jedi ship which was carrying six younglings in an attempt to steal their lightsaber crystals, [[WouldHurtAChild and told his men to do whatever was necessary to get them]]. But two episodes later he tells the Padawan chaperoning the younglings, Ahsoka, that he doesn't like taking children into battle. When she mentions the earlier incident, he waves it off as a change of heart. The character's voice actor said in an interview that Hondo really doesn't like hurting kids; he was hoping to retrieve the crystals with minimum fuss and would have let them go home unharmed.
22nd Sep '16 2:04:28 AM DarkPaladinX
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Oddly enough, it's also TruthInTelevision as many gangs, such as the Mexican Mafia, brutally murder their members that hurt children. This even extends to prison, where inmates, or even prison-based gangs, that welcome robbers and murderers into their fold will not tolerate someone who hurts a kid. In fact, killing one of these people often results in being well liked by the other inmates (people imprisoned for child molestation are often put into solitary confinement, not as punishment, but ''for their own protection'', due to a combination of this trope and RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil). Of course, this can also be seen as a MoralMyopia, as there have been criminal gangs (especially Mexican drug cartels) and terrorist organizations (such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda) that use children for prostitution, [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mexico-drug-gangs-using-more-children-as-mules/ drug trafficking]], [[ChildrenForcedToKill assassinations]], and other criminal activities, mainly because children are the ''least'' likely people who would commit criminal acts, thus catching other criminal gangs, military, and police forces off-guard.

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Oddly enough, it's also TruthInTelevision as many gangs, such as the Mexican Mafia, brutally murder their members that hurt children. This even extends to prison, where inmates, or even prison-based gangs, that welcome robbers and murderers into their fold will not tolerate someone who hurts a kid. In fact, killing one of these people often results in being well liked by the other inmates (people imprisoned for child molestation are often put into solitary confinement, not as punishment, but ''for their own protection'', due to a combination of this trope and RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil). Of course, this can also be seen as a MoralMyopia, as there have been criminal gangs (especially Mexican drug cartels) and terrorist organizations (such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda) that use children for prostitution, [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mexico-drug-gangs-using-more-children-as-mules/ drug trafficking]], [[ChildrenForcedToKill assassinations]], and other criminal activities, mainly because children are the ''least'' likely people who would commit criminal acts, thus catching other criminal gangs, military, and police forces off-guard.
[[http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/why-children-are-low-risk-labor-for-latin-americas-drug-gangs off-guard]].
22nd Sep '16 1:47:36 AM DarkPaladinX
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A common subversion is when a character who goes by this motto has to face a CreepyChild, or worse an EnfantTerrible.

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A common subversion is when a character who goes by this motto has to face a CreepyChild, a ChildSoldier, or worse an EnfantTerrible.



Oddly enough, it's also TruthInTelevision as many gangs, such as the Mexican Mafia, brutally murder their members that hurt children. This even extends to prison, where inmates, or even prison-based gangs, that welcome robbers and murderers into their fold will not tolerate someone who hurts a kid. In fact, killing one of these people often results in being well liked by the other inmates (people imprisoned for child molestation are often put into solitary confinement, not as punishment, but ''for their own protection'', due to a combination of this trope and RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil).

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Oddly enough, it's also TruthInTelevision as many gangs, such as the Mexican Mafia, brutally murder their members that hurt children. This even extends to prison, where inmates, or even prison-based gangs, that welcome robbers and murderers into their fold will not tolerate someone who hurts a kid. In fact, killing one of these people often results in being well liked by the other inmates (people imprisoned for child molestation are often put into solitary confinement, not as punishment, but ''for their own protection'', due to a combination of this trope and RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil).
RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil). Of course, this can also be seen as a MoralMyopia, as there have been criminal gangs (especially Mexican drug cartels) and terrorist organizations (such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda) that use children for prostitution, [[http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mexico-drug-gangs-using-more-children-as-mules/ drug trafficking]], [[ChildrenForcedToKill assassinations]], and other criminal activities, mainly because children are the ''least'' likely people who would commit criminal acts, thus catching other criminal gangs, military, and police forces off-guard.
2nd Sep '16 1:42:01 PM comicwriter
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* Young Loki found (for their great surprise) that they're this trope now. They had the perfect plan and would get away with it too but it involved driving [[Comicbook/YoungAvengers Wiccan]] to suicide and they just didn't have the heart to go through with it. [[Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard Later]] the Angelic army learnt this the hard way, when Loki promptly disposed of them after they refused to take the LastChanceToQuit offer at the end of a speech that pressed at almost tedious lengths that what they intended to do involved ''baby killing''.

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* Young Loki Comicbook/{{Loki}} found (for their great surprise) that they're this trope now. They had the perfect plan and would get away with it too but it involved driving [[Comicbook/YoungAvengers Wiccan]] to suicide and they just didn't have the heart to go through with it. [[Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard Later]] the Angelic army learnt this the hard way, when Loki promptly disposed of them after they refused to take the LastChanceToQuit offer at the end of a speech that pressed at almost tedious lengths that what they intended to do involved ''baby killing''.
31st Jul '16 4:40:50 AM Andyroid
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* Pa and Ma, the late convenience store owners in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', wouldn't dare harm anyone under the age of thirteen. Teenagers, however, are fair game.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
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Pa and Ma, the late convenience store owners in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', "The Inconveniencing"< wouldn't dare harm anyone under the age of thirteen. Teenagers, however, are fair game.game.
** In "Fight Fighters", despite all the threats Robbie made towards Dipper, at the end of the episode Robbie can't bring himself to hurt Dipper, even after the latter had accidentally sicced a [[RefugeeFromTVLand living fighting game character]] on him.
29th Jul '16 5:07:11 PM Taskmaster123
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** Deadpool once accepted a pro bono job where he went after a psychiatrist who'd taken advantage of a young girl who was a patient of his, psychologically manipulating her to be vulnerable to his advances and having sex with her multiple times. The girl ended up killing herself, and Deadpool was completely serious throughout the entire story arc, with none of his joking or breaking-the-fourth-wall antics. He psychologically toyed with the psychiatrist, showing up pretending to be seeking help but subtly always turning the session towards topics that made the psychiatrist ''very'' uncomfortable. Begging for his life didn't help. If you're going to harm a child, you'd better ''pray'' Deadpool doesn't find out about it.
--> Psychiatrist: No, you have to understand! She wanted to be with me, she begged me to do it!
--> Deadpool: Really? Kind of like the way you're begging me right now?
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