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01:16:25 AM May 21st 2013
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  • The Travis McGee novels by John D. MacDonald. McGee goes after the worst of the worst, and, though he's only supposed to get back stolen/defrauded property, he often ends up killing his targets.
    • Travis is quite aware of this trope and works hard to avoid it. The people he kills are people who are trying to kill him. He doesn't belong with this trope. In one instance, when he has to kill several people who are part of a terrorist group who would kill him in a second if he didn't agree to help them, he suffers a Heroic BSOD from having to kill them.

Could someone familiar with this series tell whether this is a subversion or if the example should be cut? And "He doesn't belong with this trope." looks like a respond instead of a repair to me.
11:40:40 PM Jan 20th 2012
What if there are people who don't recommend this? It could have detrimental effects on the "bad guy". At least in Real Life, I guess.
12:39:46 AM Apr 1st 2011
A sensitive series of topics, to be sure, but a lot of (if not all) of the "Real Life" examples might easily fit into the YMMV slot, wouldn't they?
09:32:20 AM May 25th 2012
I'd say they should all be removed and this trope should fall into No Real Life Examples.
06:42:35 PM Aug 2nd 2012
I agree.
10:35:38 AM Aug 31st 2012
Exactly what is wrong with Real Life examples for this trope? Does it glorify doing bad things to someone who did bad things, aside from the fact that it is calling them evil?
10:49:55 AM Aug 31st 2012
Yes. Calling real things evil is highly frowned upon.
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