: Attacking a helpless foe.
- Straight: Jack keeps on hitting and kicking Tom while he's down.
- After Tom is down and can't fight back, Jack... sticks a needle in him.
- Jack hits Tom in the process of getting up.
- Being rendered helpless triggers Tom's bomb to kill Jack.
- Jack barely even seems to spare Tom a thought now that he's down, and goes after whoever's next. Keep it businesslike.
- Subverted: Tom's ability to regenerate means he's not out of the fight until dead.
- Double Subverted:
- But Jack neither knew nor cared about that.
- Or Jack made it up to justifying attacking him.
- Parodied: Jack keeps on shooting Tom with paintballs even though he "incapacitated" him. Everyone else decries this as foul play.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Jack ignores Tom once he is incapacitated, as he longer poses a threat.
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded: "Screw honor, I want him dead."
- Invoked: "If I don't finish him now, he'll just get better."
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: Jack's lair is equipped with padded safety restraints which come down on a helpless person and shield him/her from further harm.
- Discussed: "You can't trust Jack. He kicks his foes while they're down."
- Conversed: ???
- I Surrender, Suckers means failing to do this risks the lives of your own comrades.
- The hero Jack nobly refuses to finish off the wounded, but doesn't take them prisoner; his foes end up dying slowly and painfully from dehydration, hunger, and animal attacks.
- Reconstructed: But adhering to honor persuades the civilians that you are reliable, and they help you and your men.
"You wouldn't go back to the main entry while I'm down
, would you?
" *KICK* "URK!"