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.
ExamplesAnime and Manga
- Dr. Tenma in Monster.
- Dorden in Gaunt's Ghosts.
- 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).
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