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* In The Power of the Daleks, the first Second Doctor story from Doctor Who, a Dalek asks a human why they kill each other, not understanding it at the time. Of course, in later stories, Daleks started killing each other too.

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* In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E3ThePowerOfTheDaleks The Power of the Daleks, Daleks]]", the first Second Doctor story from Doctor Who, ''Series/DoctorWho'', a Dalek asks a human why they kill each other, not understanding it at the time. Of course, in later stories, Daleks started killing each other too.


** The reboot (specifically ''[[Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes Dawn]]'') has kept this trope [[spoiler: however, a NoTrueScotsman invocation helps Caesar get around it. Given that said ape had already attempted to assassinate Caesar and killed other apes, the others don't object too much.]]

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** The reboot (specifically ''[[Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes Dawn]]'') has kept this trope trope. [[spoiler: however, However, a NoTrueScotsman invocation helps Caesar get around it. it as Koba had abjectly defied their species. Given that said ape Koba had already attempted to assassinate Caesar and killed other apes, the others don't object too much.]]]]
** It gets brought up again in ''Film/WarForThePlanetOfTheApes'' after Caesar accidentally suffocates Winter to death trying to keep him quiet whilst interrogating him in a military camp. Soon after, [[spoiler: a vision of Koba appears, taunting him with the phrase [[NightmareFuel whilst blood drips down his face]], representing Caesar's fear that he's going down the same path Koba did]].


** [[UnreliableNarrator Depending on which accounts you listen to]], the Tau may also be an example of this trope to a lesser degree.[[note]]The only known renegade Tau group, Farsight Enclave, and mainstream Tau Empire never came to blows. Farsight has his hands full with friendly neighborhood orks while the reasonings of Ethereals are unknown.[[/note]]

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** [[UnreliableNarrator Depending on which accounts you listen to]], the Tau may also be an example of this trope to a lesser degree.[[note]]The only known renegade Tau group, the Farsight Enclave, and has never come to blows with the mainstream Tau Empire never came to blows. Empire. Farsight has his hands full with friendly neighborhood orks orks, while the reasonings of reasons for the Ethereals (the Tau leaders) not doing anything are unknown.[[/note]]



** The difference is probably due to varying scarcity of resources - bonobo live in more plentifil region and suffer less competition because of it.

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** The difference is probably due to varying scarcity of resources - bonobo bonobos live in more plentifil region resource-rich habitat than chimpanzees and suffer hence have less competition because of it.need to compete.


-->-- Broken Link, ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''

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-->-- Broken Link, --> [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E26BrokenLink "Broken Link"]], ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''


** A similar thing in done in ''Film/AVPAlienvsPredator'', where aliens tear apart their kin so the acidic blood dissolves the chains holding the Queen.

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** A similar thing in done in ''Film/AVPAlienvsPredator'', ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', where aliens tear apart their kin so the acidic blood dissolves the chains holding the Queen.


-->"Sure, humans kill each other. We kill for passion, madness, rage, love, war, and Lord knows other things. And yet, we've got ''six billion people'' running around the planet, almost as if people who kill other people are the EXCEPTION rather than the rule! And don't tell me animals never kill their own. Animals are frickin' ''dicks'' to each other, whether it's the cuckoo bird that kills off another cuckoo bird's children so that the new one will try to raise them, ant colonies that go to war with one another and enslave other ants into them, or even mountain gorillas who will kill another one if it wanders into their territory. In other words, take your self-righteous, moral-aggrandizing, holier-than-thou attitude, and ''choke on it'', along with this comic!"

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-->"Sure, --->"Sure, humans kill each other. We kill for passion, madness, rage, love, war, and Lord knows other things. And yet, we've got ''six billion people'' running around the planet, almost as if people who kill other people are the EXCEPTION rather than the rule! And don't tell me animals never kill their own. Animals are frickin' ''dicks'' to each other, whether it's the cuckoo bird that kills off another cuckoo bird's children so that the new one will try to raise them, ant colonies that go to war with one another and enslave other ants into them, or even mountain gorillas who will kill another one if it wanders into their territory. In other words, take your self-righteous, moral-aggrandizing, holier-than-thou attitude, and ''choke on it'', along with this comic!"


* In the comic ''ComicBook/{{Marville}}'' it is stated by God that only humans kill their own species. Oh and the author wasn't making a joke, he fully believes this.

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* In the comic ''ComicBook/{{Marville}}'' it is stated by God that only humans kill their own species. Oh Oh, and the author wasn't making a joke, he fully believes this.this.
** In reviewing this comic in his online series ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'', Linkara calls the author out on this:
-->"Sure, humans kill each other. We kill for passion, madness, rage, love, war, and Lord knows other things. And yet, we've got ''six billion people'' running around the planet, almost as if people who kill other people are the EXCEPTION rather than the rule! And don't tell me animals never kill their own. Animals are frickin' ''dicks'' to each other, whether it's the cuckoo bird that kills off another cuckoo bird's children so that the new one will try to raise them, ant colonies that go to war with one another and enslave other ants into them, or even mountain gorillas who will kill another one if it wanders into their territory. In other words, take your self-righteous, moral-aggrandizing, holier-than-thou attitude, and ''choke on it'', along with this comic!"

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** The difference is probably due to varying scarcity of resources - bonobo live in more plentifil region and suffer less competition because of it.


->''No animal shall kill any other animal.''
-->-- '''Sixth Commandment of Animalism''', ''Literature/AnimalFarm''

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->''No animal shall ->'''Female Changeling''': As I said, I wish the circumstances of this meeting were different. You killed a Changeling, Odo.\\
'''Odo''': He was trying to
kill any other animal.''
my friends. I had no choice.\\
'''Female Changeling''': Of course you had a choice, and you chose to side with the Solids. To protect them, you were willing to violate the most sacred law of our people.\\
'''Odo''': No Changeling has ever harmed another. \\
'''Female Changeling''': Until you.\\
-->-- '''Sixth Commandment of Animalism''', ''Literature/AnimalFarm''
Broken Link, ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''


* Oddly enough, mankind's closest relative, the bonobo, has never been observed killing each pther. Their society is extremely peaceful. Their cousin the chimpanzees, on the other hand, have routinely been observed ''eating the children of rivals''.

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* Oddly enough, one of mankind's two closest relative, relatives, the bonobo, has bonobos, have never been observed killing each pther. Their society is extremely peaceful. Their cousin other, as they prefer to settle conflicts peacefully (with sex being a particularly favored method). On the other hand, humanity's other closest relative, the chimpanzees, on the other hand, are known to fight wars among themselves, and have even routinely been observed ''eating the children of rivals''.

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* Oddly enough, mankind's closest relative, the bonobo, has never been observed killing each pther. Their society is extremely peaceful. Their cousin the chimpanzees, on the other hand, have routinely been observed ''eating the children of rivals''.


* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Non-villain example: The Hobbits are big on not killing each other. During the Scouring of the Shire sequence, Frodo's orders are not to kill the Hobbits working with the evil Men who have taken over the Shire. To paraphrase him, ''"We've never killed each other, and we're ''not'' going to start now."''

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Non-villain example: The Hobbits are big on not killing each other. During the Scouring of the Shire sequence, Frodo's orders are not to kill the Hobbits working with the evil Men who have taken over the Shire. To paraphrase him, ''"We've never He says, ''"No hobbit has ever killed each other, another hobbit on purpose in the Shire and we're ''not'' going it is not to start begin now."''


->''No animal shall kill any other animal '''without cause'''.''
-->-- '''Napoleon''''s alteration of the Sixth Commandment.





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* If anything, Nature tends to '''invert''' this trope: members of one's own species, viewed from evolution's purely-pragmatic standpoint, are ''far'' more likely to be in competition for food, territory, and other resources, and are by definition one's ''only'' competitors for mates. A creature that's sufficiently different from one's own kind is at best a potential meal or at worst a potential predator, and more often it isn't worth bothering about.

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* If anything, Nature tends to '''invert''' this trope: members of one's own species, viewed from evolution's purely-pragmatic standpoint, are ''far'' more likely to be in competition for food, territory, and other resources, and are by definition one's ''only'' competitors for mates. A creature An organism that's sufficiently different from one's own kind is at best a potential meal or at worst a potential predator, and more often it isn't worth bothering about.in which case it's better avoided than fought.

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