Doctors (barring evil ones
) are often portrayed as perhaps the most morally upright individuals in society. The Hypocratic Oath is a pretty lofty ethical ideal, after all.
In keeping with this, there is often a tendency for doctors in fiction, particularly in works that have team dynamics, to be portrayed as pacifists.
Anime and Manga
- Hawkeye Pierce from M*A*S*H, who is more or less opposed to the war and only got into the army because he failed at draft-dodging.
- While the Medic in Team Fortress 2 is most certainly not a pacifist, there is an achievement for topping the scoreboard without killing anybody.
- Numerous conscientious objectors in WWII who signed up as medics (such as Desmond Doss).