Quotes / Technical Pacifist

     Anime and Manga 

"Over the aeons, your proclamations of 'peace' always seemed pointless. You must admit you love the smell of battle."
Unicron to Optimus Prime, Transformers Armada.

     Comic Books 
Solaris: Mercy.
Superman: You'll live. (Megaton Punch)

Tesla:: Should an intense young man and a wild-eyed gentleman ever approach you and mention the word "Tunguska", I want you to shoot them. Promise me.
Robo: But, Mr. Tesla, you're a pacifist.
Tesla: Yes, Robo. But you are not.

Robo: I've noticed that you have a very flexible view of pacifism.

"He'll live. Not well, but he'll live."
Clint Barton, Hawkeye

Nick Fury: Sweet mother of God! I thought this guy was supposed to be a pacifist, man.
Thor: [grinning] A pacifist with a big, scary hammer, General.

     Fan Works 
"The thing is, Sims was not playing. She did understand the situation, just as well as I did. But she still took those oaths, she was still serious about them, deadly serious, and there is nothing so dangerous as an enemy who leaves themselves so few limitations.... They will go right to the limit of their oaths, if the situation calls for it. Sims and Caeghlin didn't kill anyone when they destroyed Willan's Olympus Mons facility, but the crater that used to be a volcano is still visible from Homeworld with an amateur's telescope."

     Film - Animation 
Genie: Don't worry, Abu, [Jafar's] a genie, and genies can't kill anyone.
[Jafar turns his hands into dragon heads, which proceed to breathe fire on Genie and leave him in Ash Face]
Genie: [wheezes] But you'd be surprised what you can live through.

     Film - Live-Action 
"Dobby never meant to kill. Dobby only meant to maim or seriously injure."

I will not shed the blood of children and women, but if they starve, my hands are clean.
Eeluk, Wolf of the Plains

     Live Action TV 
"You know, for a man who abhors violence, I took great satisfaction in doing that."
The Third Doctor observing the remains of a Dalek, Doctor Who, "Planet of the Daleks"

"Weapons. Always useless in the end."
The Seventh Doctor, after brutally smashing some Dalek tech with a baseball bat, "Remembrance of the Daleks"

"It's not like I'm an innocent. I've taken lives. I got worse; I got clever. Manipulated people into taking their own."
— The (very anti-gun) Tenth Doctor, "The End of Time"

Zoe: Preacher, don't The Bible have some pretty specific things to say about killin'?
Book: Quite specific. It is, however, somewhat fuzzier on the subject of kneecaps.

     Video Games 
"...if Batman doesn't kill you, he's not making you any stronger either. Try to fight with broken ribs and you'll see what i'm saying."
—A French review of Batman: Arkham Origins

It's just too easy to blow somebody up. Non-lethal combat is far more challenging.
Trestkon, The Nameless Mod

Kamille Bidan: You’re a Negotiator and, yet, you don’t understand how wrong it is to rely on violence?!
Roger Smith: You insult me, youngster! I’ve always denounced violence!
Roger: However, there are times where one has no choice but to exercise strength! That’s a wholly different matter from wanton barbarism, though!

     Web Comics 
"Actually, Spirit Father, they don't seem to be killing anyone. They're just beating the crap out of us."

The Sorrow: Now you will know the sorrow of those whose lives you have ended.
The Sorrow: Don't tell me-
Decoy Octopus: Never. Not one single person.
The Sorrow: Really? That is... truly impressive.
Decoy Octopus: I'm a disguise artist. Subtlety and avoiding confrontation are my thing. Of course, just associating with Ocelot and Mantis makes me implicitly guilty of genocide.
The Sorrow: This test clearly does not work anymore.

     Web Original 
"Here is a man who lives by a very honorable belief system and does not waver from his beliefs. We have many “peaceful warriors” but most of them are hypocrites. A big example would be Billy Jack. Billy Jack is a man who spouts non-stop that pacifism and non-violence is the ONLY answer yet he constantly breaks his own belief system and picks fights with people. He doesn’t practice what he preaches. In this movie, [Chiwetel Ejiofor] follows his ethics, he remains honorable, and that is the REAL victory. I thought the movie would take a cheap way out in the ending and I admired the fact they went another way. Now the ending may not be…how they say…realistic. But it was very satisfying."

"It's OK, Dude. I'm a complete pacifist." {mows down four solders with a rifle till they're a bloody puddle} "Those were peace bullets!"

     Western Animation 
Aang: But you didn't really kill Chin! Technically, he fell to his own doom because he was too stubborn to get out of the way.
Kyoshi: Personally, I don't really see the difference.

John Hancock: Mr. Franklin, where do you stand on the war issue?
Benjamin Franklin: I believe that if we are to form a new country, we cannot be a country that appears war-hungry and violent to the rest of the world. However, we also cannot be a country that appears weak and unwilling to fight to the rest of the world. So, what if we form a country that appears to want both?
Thomas Jefferson: Yes. Yes, of course. We go to war, and protest going to war at the same time.
John Dickinson: Right. If the people of our new country are allowed to do whatever they wish, then some will support the war and some will protest it.
Benjamin Franklin: And that means that as a nation, we could go to war with whomever we wished, but at the same time, act like we didn't want to. If we allow the people to protest what the government does, then the country will be forever blameless.
John Adams: (holding a slice of chocolate cake) It's like having your cake, and eating it, too.
Congressman: Think of it: an entire nation founded on saying one thing and doing another.
John Hancock: And we will call that country the United States of America.
South Park, "I'm a Little Bit Country"

     Real Life 
"I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace."
Albert Einstein