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* Pretty much any Disney hero falls into this, but a special mention should go to Simba from ''Disney/TheLionKing''. He's kind and playful with his friends and after finding out that Scar killed his father and made him look like he did it ([[MyGodWhatHaveIDone even to himself, which he had been running away from since he was a kid]]), he still forgave his life and let him go...however, he's more than willing to fight for his kingdom, he beat Scar quite good before letting him go and when he fell to the fire and the hyenas ate him, Simba made no gesture to help him or care about him.

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* Pretty much any Disney hero falls into this, but a special mention should go to Simba from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing1994''. He's kind and playful with his friends and after finding out that Scar killed his father and made him look like he did it ([[MyGodWhatHaveIDone even to himself, which he had been running away from since he was a kid]]), he still forgave his life and let him go...however, he's more than willing to fight for his kingdom, he beat Scar quite good before letting him go and when he fell to the fire and the hyenas ate him, Simba made no gesture to help him or care about him.

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* ''Film/{{Andersonville}}'': Limber Jim is a dependable ally towards Josiah and the other, works to protect the weak, and is responsible for ultimately defeating the Raiders, but afterwards wants to kill them outright, and is also ruthless towards anyone who tries to tell the guards about the tunnel.


* Peter Jackson's [[Film/TheHobbit Middle-earth]] [[Film/LordOfTheRings Universe]]:

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* The titular character in the film adaptation of ''[[{{Film/Madeline}} Madeline]]'' is this. She's quite friendly, if mostly a DeadpanSnarker, towards her classmates, and happens to smile at the good, and frown at the bad. However, she soon develops a [[{{HateAtFirstSight}} hatred]] towards her new neighbor, [[{{BadassBiker}} Pepito]], and even attacks him at one point. She's not afraid to confront Lord Covington over his plans to sell the "Old House in Paris", and also goes to confront the BigBad after [[spoiler: seeing him kidnap Pepito]]. And don't forget about her famous line to the tiger at the zoo.

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* The titular character in the film adaptation of ''[[{{Film/Madeline}} Madeline]]'' ''Film/{{Madeline}}'' is this. She's quite friendly, if mostly a DeadpanSnarker, towards her classmates, and happens to smile at the good, and frown at the bad. However, she soon develops a [[{{HateAtFirstSight}} hatred]] towards her new neighbor, [[{{BadassBiker}} Pepito]], and even attacks him at one point. She's not afraid to confront Lord Covington over his plans to sell the "Old House in Paris", and also goes to confront the BigBad after [[spoiler: seeing him kidnap Pepito]]. And don't forget about her famous line to the tiger at the zoo.


* Godzilla in the ''Film/MonsterVerse'' series is one of the more benevolent versions of the character, as he does not actively go out of his way to attack and hurt humans. But if you disrupt the natural order things, he will show you no mercy. To date: Godzilla impaled the Male MUTO on a building, killed its mate by burning its head off with his atomic breath, killed the Prime MUTO in the comics by stomping its head in and burned [[spoiler: Ghidorah to a crisp before biting down and incinerating the dragon's surviving head.]]

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* Godzilla in the ''Film/MonsterVerse'' series is one of the more benevolent versions of the character, as he does not actively go out of his way to attack and hurt humans. But if you disrupt the natural order things, he will show you no mercy. To date: Godzilla impaled the Male MUTO on a building, killed its mate by burning its head off with his atomic breath, killed the Prime MUTO in the comics by stomping its head in and burned [[spoiler: Ghidorah to a crisp before biting down and incinerating the dragon's surviving head.]]


** Also ComicBook/BlackWidow, who is capable of showing great kindkindness and affection (in particular to Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner, and [[spoiler:the]] Barton [[spoiler: family]]) and is capable of joking with Steve about setting him up on a date while at the same time mercilessly killing mercenaries and HYDRA mooks. Played with slightly in that she is [[NoodleIncident legitimately disturbed by some of her past kills]].

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** Also ComicBook/BlackWidow, who is capable of showing great kindkindness kindness and affection (in particular to Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner, and [[spoiler:the]] Barton [[spoiler: family]]) and is capable of joking with Steve about setting him up on a date while at the same time mercilessly killing mercenaries and HYDRA mooks. Played with slightly in that she is [[NoodleIncident legitimately disturbed by some of her past kills]].


* Hermit the Old Wizard in ''AdventureInKiganCastle'' is a kind old man and a force for good, but he's not to be trifled with. When Granny the Old Witch disguises herself as Queen Izato to try and break the hero, Osami, out of the dungeon so he can join forces with her her, she realizes that Hermit put Osami under a sleeping spell so that she can't get to him.

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* Hermit the Old Wizard in ''AdventureInKiganCastle'' ''Film/AdventureInKiganCastle'' is a kind old man and a force for good, but he's not to be trifled with. When Granny the Old Witch disguises herself as Queen Izato to try and break the hero, Osami, out of the dungeon so he can join forces with her her, she realizes that Hermit put Osami under a sleeping spell so that she can't get to him.



* The Creator/LegendaryPictures [[Film/Godzilla2014 Incar]][[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019 nation]] of Franchise/{{Godzilla}} from the Film/MonsterVerse is one of the [[AdaptationalHeroism more benevolent versions]] of the character, but disrupt the natural order of things and you will pay. [[spoiler: He's variously [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled the Male MUTO on a building]], [[OffWithHerHead killed the Female MUTO by burning her head off]] with his [[BreathAttack atomic breath]], killed the Prime MUTO by stomping its head in, and [[KillItWithFire burned King Ghidorah to a crisp]] before [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill chowing down on and finally incinerating the alien dragon's surviving central head.]]]]

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* The Creator/LegendaryPictures [[Film/Godzilla2014 Incar]][[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019 nation]] of Franchise/{{Godzilla}} from the Film/MonsterVerse is one of the [[AdaptationalHeroism more benevolent versions]] of the character, but character. For example, in the ending of [=KOTM=], [[spoiler: [[AndroclesLion he repays]] Dr. Serizawa's HeroicSacrifice by improving ecological damage through the Titans' powers, helping humankind and wildlife together]]. However, disrupt the natural order of things and you ''you will pay. pay''. [[spoiler: He's variously [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled impaled]] the Male MUTO on a building]], [[OffWithHerHead building, killed the Female MUTO by [[OffWithHerHead burning her head off]] with his [[BreathAttack atomic breath]], killed the Prime MUTO by stomping its head in, and [[KillItWithFire burned King Ghidorah to a crisp]] before [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill chowing down on and finally incinerating the alien dragon's surviving central head.]]]]head. ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill doesn't even describe it!]]

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* The Creator/LegendaryPictures [[Film/Godzilla2014 Incar]][[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019 nation]] of Godzilla from the Film/MonsterVerse is one of the [[AdaptationalHeroism more benevolent versions]] of the character, but disrupt the natural order of things and you will pay. [[spoiler: He's variously [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled the Male MUTO on a building]], [[OffWithHerHead killed the Female MUTO by burning her head off]] with his [[BreathAttack atomic breath]], killed the Prime MUTO by stomping its head in, and [[KillItWithFire burned King Ghidorah to a crisp]] before [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill chowing down on and finally incinerating the alien dragon's surviving central head.]]]]

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* The Creator/LegendaryPictures [[Film/Godzilla2014 Incar]][[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019 nation]] of Godzilla Franchise/{{Godzilla}} from the Film/MonsterVerse is one of the [[AdaptationalHeroism more benevolent versions]] of the character, but disrupt the natural order of things and you will pay. [[spoiler: He's variously [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled the Male MUTO on a building]], [[OffWithHerHead killed the Female MUTO by burning her head off]] with his [[BreathAttack atomic breath]], killed the Prime MUTO by stomping its head in, and [[KillItWithFire burned King Ghidorah to a crisp]] before [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill chowing down on and finally incinerating the alien dragon's surviving central head.]]]]


* The Creator/LegendaryPictures [[Film/Godzilla2014 Incar]][[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019 nation]] of Godzilla from the Film/MonsterVerse is one of the [[AdaptionalHeroism more benevolent versions]] of the character, but disrupt the natural order of things and you will pay. [[spoiler: He's variously [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled the Male MUTO on a building]], [[OffWithHerHead killed the Female MUTO by burning her head off]] with his [[BreathAttack atomic breath]], killed the Prime MUTO by stomping its head in and burned King Ghidorah to a crisp before chowing down on and finally incinerating the alien dragon's surviving central head.]]

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* The Creator/LegendaryPictures [[Film/Godzilla2014 Incar]][[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019 nation]] of Godzilla from the Film/MonsterVerse is one of the [[AdaptionalHeroism [[AdaptationalHeroism more benevolent versions]] of the character, but disrupt the natural order of things and you will pay. [[spoiler: He's variously [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled the Male MUTO on a building]], [[OffWithHerHead killed the Female MUTO by burning her head off]] with his [[BreathAttack atomic breath]], killed the Prime MUTO by stomping its head in in, and [[KillItWithFire burned King Ghidorah to a crisp crisp]] before [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill chowing down on and finally incinerating the alien dragon's surviving central head.]]]]]]

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* The Creator/LegendaryPictures [[Film/Godzilla2014 Incar]][[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019 nation]] of Godzilla from the Film/MonsterVerse is one of the [[AdaptionalHeroism more benevolent versions]] of the character, but disrupt the natural order of things and you will pay. [[spoiler: He's variously [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled the Male MUTO on a building]], [[OffWithHerHead killed the Female MUTO by burning her head off]] with his [[BreathAttack atomic breath]], killed the Prime MUTO by stomping its head in and burned King Ghidorah to a crisp before chowing down on and finally incinerating the alien dragon's surviving central head.]]


** It seems as if the trope is going to be [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Bob is captured by Syndrome for the first time and (mistakenly) believes Helen and the kids are dead: he tries to grab the villain, but ends up snatching Mirage instead (and only because Mirage protected Syndrome by pushing him out of the way). Bob threatens to crush Mirage if Syndrome doesn't free him, but the villain calls his bluff, calling him "weak" when he lets her go. This leads to Mirage [[DiscussedTrope bringing up]] the trope with Syndrome later, pointing out that valuing life isn't a weakness, and ''not'' valuing it isn't a strength, and eventually leads her to a full-on HeelFaceTurn later in the film. Unfortunately, by that point, Bob's had some time to think about his family's death, and he's now more than willing to ''very'' slowly squeeze Mirage's throat so that she'll feel every second of her death. It's only by gasping out that his family survived that she's able to survive herself. Later, when Syndrome [[spoiler: kidnaps Jack-Jack]], Bob's solution is to [[CarFu ''throw a freaking CAR'' at the villain]], which blows up his aircraft [[spoiler: and inadvertently kills him]].

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** It seems as if the trope is going to be [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Bob is captured by Syndrome for the first time and (mistakenly) believes Helen and the kids are dead: he tries to grab the villain, but ends up snatching Mirage instead (and only because Mirage protected Syndrome by pushing him out of the way). Bob threatens to crush Mirage if Syndrome doesn't free him, but the villain calls his bluff, calling him "weak" when he lets her go. This leads to Mirage [[DiscussedTrope bringing up]] the trope with Syndrome later, pointing out that valuing life isn't a weakness, and ''not'' valuing it isn't a strength, and eventually leads her to a full-on HeelFaceTurn later in the film. Unfortunately, by that point, Bob's had some time to think about his family's death, and he's now more than willing to ''very'' slowly squeeze Mirage's throat so that she'll feel every second of her death. It's only by gasping out that his family survived that she's able to survive herself. Later, when Syndrome [[spoiler: kidnaps Jack-Jack]], Bob's solution is to [[CarFu ''throw ''[[CarFu throw a freaking CAR'' CAR]]'' at the villain]], villain, which blows up his aircraft [[spoiler: and inadvertently kills him]].

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*** Elrond's inaction might be justified in that attacking a friend in order to claim ownership of the Ring, even for the purpose of destroying it, while at the very center of the Ring's power, is probably a good way to end up under the Ring's control.


* Most of the ''Enterprise'' crew in the reboot ''Film/StarTrek'' [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness franchise]] are friendly and decent people who would go out of their way to help others but they can and ''will'' break protocol, especially if it means [[TrueCompanions protecting one of their own.]] And you're [[OhCrap screwed]] if you piss them off.

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* Most of the ''Enterprise'' crew in the reboot ''Film/StarTrek'' ''Film/StarTrek2009'' [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness franchise]] are friendly and decent people who would go out of their way to help others but they can and ''will'' break protocol, especially if it means [[TrueCompanions protecting one of their own.]] And you're [[OhCrap screwed]] if you piss them off.


* Pretty much any Disney hero falls into this, but a special mention should go to Simba from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing''. He's kind and playful with his friends and after finding out that Scar killed his father and made him look like he did it ([[MyGodWhatHaveIDone even to himself, which he had been running away from since he was a kid]]), he still forgave his life and let him go...however, he's more than willing to fight for his kingdom, he beat Scar quite good before letting him go and when he fell to the fire and the hyenas ate him, Simba made no gesture to help him or care about him.

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* Pretty much any Disney hero falls into this, but a special mention should go to Simba from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing''.''Disney/TheLionKing''. He's kind and playful with his friends and after finding out that Scar killed his father and made him look like he did it ([[MyGodWhatHaveIDone even to himself, which he had been running away from since he was a kid]]), he still forgave his life and let him go...however, he's more than willing to fight for his kingdom, he beat Scar quite good before letting him go and when he fell to the fire and the hyenas ate him, Simba made no gesture to help him or care about him.

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