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* In a ''Series/CSINewYork'' episode, a hitman (who's trying much too hard to present himself as a sophisticated assassin type) turns himself and the woman who hired him in after she found out new information about the death of her daughter and changed targets, because the hitman didn't want to kill a woman.

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* In a ''Series/CSINewYork'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' episode, a hitman (who's trying much too hard to present himself as a sophisticated assassin type) turns himself and the woman who hired him in after she found out new information about the death of her daughter and changed targets, because the hitman didn't want to kill a woman.


Generally, if the person affected by SelectiveSlaughter is a villain the FlawExploitation is treated as ingenious on the part of the heroes, but if the person is TheHero, it's considered low. Yeah, a bit of a DoubleStandard. Unless of course it is done specifically to introduce [[BlackAndGrayMorality a little grey to the heroic side]]. This very often results in a GoThroughMe scenario.

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Generally, if the person affected by SelectiveSlaughter selective slaughter is a villain the FlawExploitation is treated as ingenious on the part of the heroes, but if the person is TheHero, it's considered low. Yeah, a bit of a DoubleStandard. Unless of course it is done specifically to introduce [[BlackAndGrayMorality a little grey to the heroic side]]. This very often results in a GoThroughMe scenario.


* Enishi in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is unable to harm young women and becomes violently ill if he tries due to what happened to his sister (and he was witness to) and this becomes a crucial plot point twice: [[spoiler:He didn't really kill Kaoru, he just abducted her and left a very realistic dummy to serve as a body, and in the final fight with Kenshin, Kaoru throws herself between them and stops him before he kills Kenshin]].

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* Enishi in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is unable to harm young women and becomes violently ill if he tries due to what happened to his sister (and he was witness to) and this becomes a crucial plot point twice: [[spoiler:He didn't really kill Kaoru, he just abducted her and left a very realistic dummy to serve as a body, and in body. In the final fight with Kenshin, fight, Kaoru throws herself between them Kenshin and stops him before he kills Kenshin]].Enishi's second-in-command who was going to kill him. Enishi sees his sister in her place, and rushes in front of her and knocks his second-in-command out.]]


Generally, if the person affected by SelectiveSlaughter is a villain the FlawExploitation is treated as ingenious on the part of the heroes, but if the person is TheHero, it's considered low. Yeah, a bit of a DoubleStandard. This very often results in a GoThroughMe scenario.

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Generally, if the person affected by SelectiveSlaughter is a villain the FlawExploitation is treated as ingenious on the part of the heroes, but if the person is TheHero, it's considered low. Yeah, a bit of a DoubleStandard. Unless of course it is done specifically to introduce [[BlackAndGrayMorality a little grey to the heroic side]]. This very often results in a GoThroughMe scenario.



* In ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', Django is mad enough to kill every white person in and around Candyland, making a special detour just to off the white mastiff handlers who train large dogs to rip black people limb from limb, and [[spoiler:did this to D'Artagnan, making this a case of stone cold vengeance]]. However, during the final showdown, he takes care to courteously ask the black slaves present to leave the house. Apart from the one who actually [[spoiler:not only ''has'' benefitted from being a slave but was also just as much a tormentor of the slaves and the one who destroyed his plans and hopes of leaving with Brunhilde, Candy's Uncle Tom estate manager Stephen, who he saves for last.]]

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* In ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', Django is mad enough to kill every white person in and around Candyland, Candyland (because every white person around Candyland deserves it), making a special detour just to off the white mastiff handlers who train large dogs to rip black people limb from limb, and [[spoiler:did this to D'Artagnan, making this a case of stone cold vengeance]]. However, during the final showdown, he takes care to courteously ask the black slaves present to leave the house. Apart from the one who actually [[spoiler:not only ''has'' benefitted from being a slave but was also just as much a tormentor of the slaves and the one who destroyed his plans and hopes of leaving with Brunhilde, Candy's Uncle Tom estate manager Stephen, who he saves for last.]]


* In MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Oathbound]]'' series, the sword Need has a ''geas'' that prohibits the wielder from harming women, and at least one villain has used a GenderBender to get around this.

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* In MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Oathbound]]'' series, the sword Need has a ''geas'' that prohibits the wielder from harming women, and at least one villain has used a GenderBender to get around this.


* In ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', Django is mad enough to kill every white person in and around Candyland, making a special detour just to off the white mastiff handlers who train large dogs to rip black people limb from limb. However, during the final showdown, he takes care to courteously ask the black slaves present to leave the house. Apart from the one who actually [[spoiler: not only ''has'' benefitted from being a slave but was also just as much a tormentor of the slaves and the one who destroyed his plans and hopes of leaving with Brunhilde, Candy's Uncle Tom estate manager Stephen, who he saves for last.]]

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* In ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', Django is mad enough to kill every white person in and around Candyland, making a special detour just to off the white mastiff handlers who train large dogs to rip black people limb from limb.limb, and [[spoiler:did this to D'Artagnan, making this a case of stone cold vengeance]]. However, during the final showdown, he takes care to courteously ask the black slaves present to leave the house. Apart from the one who actually [[spoiler: not [[spoiler:not only ''has'' benefitted from being a slave but was also just as much a tormentor of the slaves and the one who destroyed his plans and hopes of leaving with Brunhilde, Candy's Uncle Tom estate manager Stephen, who he saves for last.]]


* Patrick Bateman from AmericanPsycho seems to be unable to kill people who love him. He wants to kill his coworker, Luis Carruthers, but when he learns that Luis is in love with him, he's physically unable to do it.

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* Patrick Bateman from AmericanPsycho ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'' seems to be unable to kill people who love him. He wants to kill his coworker, Luis Carruthers, but when he learns that Luis is in love with him, he's physically unable to do it.


* In ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', Django is mad enough to kill every white person in and around Candyland, making a special detour just to off the white mastiff handlers who train large dogs to rip black people limb from limb. However, during the final showdown, he takes care to courteously ask the negroes present to leave the house. Apart from the one who actually ''has'' benefited from being a slave, Candy's Uncle Tom estate manager Stephen, who he saves for last.

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* In ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', Django is mad enough to kill every white person in and around Candyland, making a special detour just to off the white mastiff handlers who train large dogs to rip black people limb from limb. However, during the final showdown, he takes care to courteously ask the negroes black slaves present to leave the house. Apart from the one who actually [[spoiler: not only ''has'' benefited benefitted from being a slave, slave but was also just as much a tormentor of the slaves and the one who destroyed his plans and hopes of leaving with Brunhilde, Candy's Uncle Tom estate manager Stephen, who he saves for last. last.]]





* Averted in Warhammer40K: The Chaos god [[WarGod Khorne]] ''used'' to be the god of martial honor and prowess, whose [[BloodKnight followers]] would not attack defenseless victims. Nowadays, "Khorne cares not from where the blood flows, so long as it flows", and the only distinction is that they'll leave defenseless targets alone only as long as there's a WorthyOpponent nearby.

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* Averted in Warhammer40K: ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': The Chaos god [[WarGod Khorne]] ''used'' to be the god of martial honor and prowess, whose [[BloodKnight followers]] would not attack defenseless victims. Nowadays, "Khorne cares not from where the blood flows, so long as it flows", and the only distinction is that they'll leave defenseless targets alone only as long as there's a WorthyOpponent nearby.


* Jack Noir, one of the villains in {{Homestuck}}, is unable to attack Jade after [[spoiler: Bec was prototyped, as Jack gained Bec's affection for Jade along with his power.]] This is used by Dave during a fight.

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* Jack Noir, one of the villains in {{Homestuck}}, ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', is unable to attack Jade after [[spoiler: Bec was prototyped, as Jack gained Bec's affection for Jade along with his power.]] This is used by Dave during a fight.


* In ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', Django is mad enough to kill every white person in and around Candyland, making a special detour just to off the white mastiff handlers who train large dogs to rip black people limb from limb. However, during the final showdown, he takes care to courteously ask the negroes present to step to one side out of the line of fire. Apart from the one who actually ''has'' benefited from being a slave, Candy's Uncle Tom estate manager Stephen, who he saves for last.

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* In ''Film/DjangoUnchained'', Django is mad enough to kill every white person in and around Candyland, making a special detour just to off the white mastiff handlers who train large dogs to rip black people limb from limb. However, during the final showdown, he takes care to courteously ask the negroes present to step to one side out of leave the line of fire.house. Apart from the one who actually ''has'' benefited from being a slave, Candy's Uncle Tom estate manager Stephen, who he saves for last.

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* In a ''Series/CSINewYork'' episode, a hitman (who's trying much too hard to present himself as a sophisticated assassin type) turns himself and the woman who hired him in after she found out new information about the death of her daughter and changed targets, because the hitman didn't want to kill a woman.


* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[spoiler: since a "Mark of Justice" was put upon him, Belkar cannot deal lethal damage to any living creature inside the boundaries of any city, town or village without setting off the mark -- thus restricting him to killing things outside the boundaries, destroying undead, or knocking people around with Nonlethal damage. And he still trips it off.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[spoiler: since when a "Mark of Justice" was put upon him, him Belkar cannot could not deal lethal damage to any living creature inside the boundaries of any city, town or village without setting off the mark -- thus restricting mark's full punishment. This restricted him to killing things outside the city boundaries, destroying undead, or knocking people around with Nonlethal damage. And he still trips This gets used against him to trip it off.]]


* After fully awakening her SuperPoweredEvilSide, Priscilla in ''{{Claymore}}'' literally walks right by the young Clare after killing the other Claymores, and it's explained that whenever she attacks a place the young girls are spared, as if she doesn't even see them. The regular Claymores are also prohibited from killing humans, though as Teresa explains, this is voluntary on their part, and that despite the consequences they can and sometimes do break it.
* Enishi in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is unable to harm young women and becomes violently ill if he tries due to what happened to his sister (and he was witness to) and this becomes a crucial plot point twice: [[spoiler:He didn't really kill Kaoru, he just abducted her and left a very realistic dummy to serve as a body, and in the final fight with Kenshin Kaoru throws herself between them and stops him before he kills Kenshin]].
* The Peacemakers from ''ScrappedPrincess'' can kill everyone except for Pacifica, the person they have to kill, because [[spoiler:she was genetically engineered to be as much like their original master as possible]].
* A slight variation: Kurogane in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' is put under a curse by Princess Tomoyo that will weaken him a little bit more whenever he kills someone. The idea is that it will teach him the value of life, as he lacked that as Tomoyo's personal {{ninja}}, but he sees it more as an inconvenience for most of the story. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that it wasn't actually a curse at all, but a protective spell, and she just lied about that in order to keep him out of trouble]].

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* After fully awakening her SuperPoweredEvilSide, Priscilla in ''{{Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' literally walks right by the young Clare after killing the other Claymores, and it's explained that whenever she attacks a place the young girls are spared, as if she doesn't even see them. The regular Claymores are also prohibited from killing humans, though as Teresa explains, this is voluntary on their part, and that despite the consequences they can and sometimes do break it.
* Enishi in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is unable to harm young women and becomes violently ill if he tries due to what happened to his sister (and he was witness to) and this becomes a crucial plot point twice: [[spoiler:He didn't really kill Kaoru, he just abducted her and left a very realistic dummy to serve as a body, and in the final fight with Kenshin Kenshin, Kaoru throws herself between them and stops him before he kills Kenshin]].
* The Peacemakers from ''ScrappedPrincess'' ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'' can kill everyone except for Pacifica, the person they have ''have'' to kill, because [[spoiler:she was genetically engineered to be as much like their original master as possible]].
* A slight variation: Kurogane in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' is put under a curse by Princess Tomoyo that will weaken him a little bit more whenever he kills someone. The idea is that it will teach him the value of life, as he lacked that as Tomoyo's personal {{ninja}}, but he sees it more as an inconvenience for most of the story. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that it wasn't actually a curse at all, but a protective spell, and she just lied about that in order to keep him out of trouble]].


* The titular pirates in the GilbertAndSullivan operetta ''ThePiratesOfPenzance'' won't attack orphans (as they are all orphans themselves), which leads to FlawExploitation from everyone they capture.

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* The titular pirates in the GilbertAndSullivan Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operetta ''ThePiratesOfPenzance'' ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance'' won't attack orphans (as they are all orphans themselves), which leads to FlawExploitation from everyone they capture.

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