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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'':
** [[spoiler:Leon Kuwata]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa 1''. It turns out that [[spoiler:Sayaka lured him into Makoto's room and attempted to kill him, but locked herself in the bathroom after he managed to overpower her and break her wrist. He then went to his room to collect his toolbox so he could break into the bathroom.]] What happened next depends on the adaptation; in the original game, [[spoiler:Maizono lost the knife and Leon killed her in cold blood]]. In the manga, [[spoiler:Maizono still had the knife, and Leon was making a poorly-thought out attempt to calm her down; she was accidentally stabbed in the struggle, subverting the trope]].

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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'':
''Franchise/{{Danganronpa}}'':
** [[spoiler:Leon Kuwata]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa 1''.''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc''. It turns out that [[spoiler:Sayaka lured him into Makoto's room and attempted to kill him, but locked herself in the bathroom after he managed to overpower her and break her wrist. He then went to his room to collect his toolbox so he could break into the bathroom.]] What happened next depends on the adaptation; in the original game, [[spoiler:Maizono lost the knife and Leon killed her in cold blood]]. In the manga, [[spoiler:Maizono still had the knife, and Leon was making a poorly-thought out attempt to calm her down; she was accidentally stabbed in the struggle, subverting the trope]].


* This is exactly what ''Literature/BillyBudd'' did, but it was still handled as murder. The victim only got what he deserved...
** Because the incident occurred in a Navy ship on the high seas. If it had happened on land in a civilian situation, it probably would have been Manslaughter by Provocation.

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* This is exactly what ''Literature/BillyBudd'' did, but it was still handled as murder. The victim only got what he deserved...
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deserved... This is because the incident occurred in onboard a Navy ship on the high seas. If it had happened on land in a civilian situation, it probably would have been Manslaughter by Provocation.

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* ''Film/TheCryingGame'': This is probably what [[spoiler: Fergus gets convicted of]].


Alice's lawyers decide that Alice denies murder, but will plead guilty to manslaughter by provocation. The question is now, will the jury agree?

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Alice's lawyers decide that Alice denies murder, but will plead guilty to claim manslaughter by provocation. The question is now, will the jury agree?

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* ''Crazy in Alabama'': Lucille poisons her husband after suffering years of hellish domestic abuse, and argues in court that she feared for her life because he spent every day of her marriage trying to crush it out of her. [[spoiler:She's [[RealityEnsues still convicted]] of first-degree murder, but after hearing her testimony about what she suffered, the judge suspends her sentence, puts her on probation, and requires her to seek psychiatric care.]]
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"Manslaughter provocation", in English law, requires actual provocation and must pass a test of whether a reasonable, sober, self-controlled person would do it. The other partial defenses are diminished responsibility and suicide pacts.

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"Manslaughter by provocation", in English law, requires actual provocation and must pass a test of whether a reasonable, sober, self-controlled person would do it. The other partial defenses are diminished responsibility and suicide pacts.



** Because the incident occurred in a navy ship on the high seas. If it had happened on land in a civilian situation, it probably would have been Manslaughter by Provocation.

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** Because the incident occurred in a navy Navy ship on the high seas. If it had happened on land in a civilian situation, it probably would have been Manslaughter by Provocation.


It used to be the case that [[DeathByWomanScorned catching your spouse in the act of adultery was considered sufficient provocation for murder]] (though the ancient Celts had a time limit on that, you were expected to have cooled down three days after the adultery). ''Generally'' most people nowadays agree that you're still not allowed to kill someone for that.

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It used to be the case that [[DeathByWomanScorned catching your spouse in the act of adultery was considered sufficient provocation for murder]] (though the ancient Celts had a time limit on that, you were expected to have cooled down three days after the adultery). ''Generally'' ''Generally'', most people nowadays agree that you're still not allowed to kill someone for that.


"Manslaughter provocation", in English law, requires actual provocation and must pass a test of whether a reasonable, sober, self-controlled person would do it. The other partial defences are diminished responsibility and suicide pacts.

In the US, it is one of the three partial defences to murder (the others being diminished and unjustified use of force in what they though was self-defence).

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"Manslaughter provocation", in English law, requires actual provocation and must pass a test of whether a reasonable, sober, self-controlled person would do it. The other partial defences defenses are diminished responsibility and suicide pacts.

In the US, it is one of the three partial defences defenses to murder (the others being diminished and unjustified use of force in what they though thought was self-defence).
self-defense).


* [[LovableSexManiac Teruteru]] from VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 tries to claim this because he knew that [[spoiler:Nagito was planning murder. However, the other students immediately point out that Byakuya's death could have been prevented if he had told anyone else when he found out, and worked with everyone to neutralize Nagito in a non-lethal manner]].

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* [[LovableSexManiac Teruteru]] ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'':
** [[spoiler:Leon Kuwata]]
from VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa 1''. It turns out that [[spoiler:Sayaka lured him into Makoto's room and attempted to kill him, but locked herself in the bathroom after he managed to overpower her and break her wrist. He then went to his room to collect his toolbox so he could break into the bathroom.]] What happened next depends on the adaptation; in the original game, [[spoiler:Maizono lost the knife and Leon killed her in cold blood]]. In the manga, [[spoiler:Maizono still had the knife, and Leon was making a poorly-thought out attempt to calm her down; she was accidentally stabbed in the struggle, subverting the trope]].
** [[spoiler:Teruteru Hanamura]] from ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2''
tries to claim this because he knew that [[spoiler:Nagito was planning murder. However, the other students immediately point out that Byakuya's death could have been prevented if he had told anyone else when he found out, and worked with everyone to neutralize Nagito in a non-lethal manner]].


* SilentHill2 has two examples:

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* SilentHill2 ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' has two examples:


* A semi-obscure CountryMusic song by KennyRogers, "Harder Cards," deals with the moral dilemma of a police officer called to a scene virtually identical to the one outlined in the Trope description above. [[spoiler: The police officer is portrayed as sympathetic, if not in the ''right'', for helping the woman cover up her crime.]]

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* A semi-obscure CountryMusic song by KennyRogers, Music/KennyRogers, "Harder Cards," deals with the moral dilemma of a police officer called to a scene virtually identical to the one outlined in the Trope description above. [[spoiler: The police officer is portrayed as sympathetic, if not in the ''right'', for helping the woman cover up her crime.]]


It used to be the case that [[DeathByWomanScorned catching your spouse in the act of adultery was considered sufficient provocation for murder.]] (Though the ancient Celts had a time limit on that, you were expected to have cooled down three days after the adultery) ''Generally'' most people nowadays agree that you're still not allowed to kill someone for that.

This can be TruthInTelevision, [[AwfulTruth Sadly enough.]]

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It used to be the case that [[DeathByWomanScorned catching your spouse in the act of adultery was considered sufficient provocation for murder.]] (Though murder]] (though the ancient Celts had a time limit on that, you were expected to have cooled down three days after the adultery) adultery). ''Generally'' most people nowadays agree that you're still not allowed to kill someone for that.

This can be TruthInTelevision, [[AwfulTruth Sadly sadly enough.]]



* ''{{Series/Justified}}'' The antagonist's brother is killed by his wife who blows his head off with a shotgun at the dinner table. It is implied that she will plead to manslaughter. Nobody in the town seems to have a problem with what she did since the husband was an abusive drunk who beat her constantly. Even the antagonist considers her actions justified and seems more concerned with the fact that she is now single. This kind of thing appears to be a central theme of the show.

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* ''{{Series/Justified}}'' ''{{Series/Justified}}'': The antagonist's brother is killed by his wife who blows his head off with a shotgun at the dinner table. It is implied that she will plead to manslaughter. Nobody in the town seems to have a problem with what she did since the husband was an abusive drunk who beat her constantly. Even the antagonist considers her actions justified and seems more concerned with the fact that she is now single. This kind of thing appears to be a central theme of the show.



* On ''Series/HellOnWheels'' the people running the lawless town of Cheyenne consider cheating at cards sufficient provocation to justify someone getting shot. However, one such incident occurs on the day the new governor arrives together with a new judge and US Marshall. A trial is held and the judge quickly disallows this defense. The shooter tries to instead claim self defense but the judge, the US Marshall and two deputies were witnesses to the murder so this does not fly and the killer is promptly hanged.

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* On ''Series/HellOnWheels'' the people running the lawless town of Cheyenne consider cheating at cards sufficient provocation to justify someone getting shot. However, one such incident occurs on the day the new governor arrives together with a new judge and US Marshall.Marshal. A trial is held and the judge quickly disallows this defense. The shooter tries to instead claim self defense self-defense but the judge, the US Marshall Marshal and two deputies were witnesses to the murder so this does not fly and the killer is promptly hanged.


* A ''{{Series/Criminal Minds}}'' episode features a B-plot where Rossi and Hotch are asked to consult on a case by a skeptical prosecutor dealing with a woman who murdered her husband and claims it was this. The reason the prosecutor is skeptical is that the woman has no bruise marks, broken bones or any other signs of physical injuries, the husband was well-liked and respected by those who knew him, and even her children say she is lying and paint her as a terrible parent. Hotch and Rossie eventually conclude that she was telling the truth, and that the husband was a VillainWithGoodPublicity who was actually a psychologically abusive ControlFreak who had brainwashed their children into hating their mother and think she was useless. It's eventually revealed that the husband was ''so'' absolutely controlling that after stabbing him to death in their bedroom, the wife immediately tidied everything up, cleared up all the blood and made sure everything was perfectly clean, [[NightmareFuel because she knew he would be mad at her for the mess she made]].

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* A ''{{Series/Criminal Minds}}'' episode features a B-plot where Rossi and Hotch are asked to consult on a case by a skeptical prosecutor dealing with a woman who murdered her husband and claims it was this. The reason the prosecutor is skeptical is that the woman has no bruise marks, broken bones or any other signs of physical injuries, the husband was well-liked and respected by those who knew him, and even her children say she is lying and paint her as a terrible parent. Hotch and Rossie eventually conclude that she was telling the truth, and that the husband was a VillainWithGoodPublicity who was actually a psychologically abusive ControlFreak who had brainwashed their children into hating their mother and think she was useless. It's eventually revealed that the husband was ''so'' absolutely controlling that after stabbing him to death in their bedroom, the wife immediately tidied everything up, cleared up all the blood and made sure everything was perfectly clean, [[NightmareFuel because she knew he would be mad at her for the mess she made]].made.



** Angela Oscoro, the {{Woobie}} of the game, [[spoiler:killed her father after nearly twenty years of [[ParentalIncest sexual abuse]]]]. The effects of [[spoiler:her father's abuse]] have left her unable to be anywhere near others without having a mental breakdown; this can be seen when James attempts to help her and she shrieks at him and runs away instead.

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** Angela Oscoro, the {{Woobie}} of the game, Oscoro [[spoiler:killed her father after nearly twenty years of [[ParentalIncest sexual abuse]]]]. The effects of [[spoiler:her father's abuse]] have left her unable to be anywhere near others without having a mental breakdown; this can be seen when James attempts to help her and she shrieks at him and runs away instead.


* A ''{{Series/CriminalMinds}}'' episode features a B-plot where Rossi and Hotch are asked to consult on a case by a skeptical prosecutor dealing with a woman who murdered her husband and claims it was this. The reason the prosecutor is skeptical is that the woman has no bruise marks, broken bones or any other signs of physical injuries, the husband was well-liked and respected by those who knew him, and even her children say she is lying and paint her as a terrible parent. Hotch and Rossie eventually conclude that she was telling the truth, and that the husband was a VillainWithGoodPublicity who was actually a psychologically abusive ControlFreak who had brainwashed their children into hating their mother and think she was useless. It's eventually revealed that the husband was ''so'' absolutely controlling that after stabbing him to death in their bedroom, the wife immediately tidied everything up, cleared up all the blood and made sure everything was perfectly clean, [[NightmareFuel because she knew he would be mad at her for the mess she made]].

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* A ''{{Series/CriminalMinds}}'' ''{{Series/Criminal Minds}}'' episode features a B-plot where Rossi and Hotch are asked to consult on a case by a skeptical prosecutor dealing with a woman who murdered her husband and claims it was this. The reason the prosecutor is skeptical is that the woman has no bruise marks, broken bones or any other signs of physical injuries, the husband was well-liked and respected by those who knew him, and even her children say she is lying and paint her as a terrible parent. Hotch and Rossie eventually conclude that she was telling the truth, and that the husband was a VillainWithGoodPublicity who was actually a psychologically abusive ControlFreak who had brainwashed their children into hating their mother and think she was useless. It's eventually revealed that the husband was ''so'' absolutely controlling that after stabbing him to death in their bedroom, the wife immediately tidied everything up, cleared up all the blood and made sure everything was perfectly clean, [[NightmareFuel because she knew he would be mad at her for the mess she made]].

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* A ''{{Series/CriminalMinds}}'' episode features a B-plot where Rossi and Hotch are asked to consult on a case by a skeptical prosecutor dealing with a woman who murdered her husband and claims it was this. The reason the prosecutor is skeptical is that the woman has no bruise marks, broken bones or any other signs of physical injuries, the husband was well-liked and respected by those who knew him, and even her children say she is lying and paint her as a terrible parent. Hotch and Rossie eventually conclude that she was telling the truth, and that the husband was a VillainWithGoodPublicity who was actually a psychologically abusive ControlFreak who had brainwashed their children into hating their mother and think she was useless. It's eventually revealed that the husband was ''so'' absolutely controlling that after stabbing him to death in their bedroom, the wife immediately tidied everything up, cleared up all the blood and made sure everything was perfectly clean, [[NightmareFuel because she knew he would be mad at her for the mess she made]].

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