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* In ''Film/Joker2019'', Arthur Fleck kills his mother Penny while she is laying in the hospital bed hooked up to machines due to heart failure, by [[VorpalPillow smothering her with a pillow]].


* Subverted twice in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'':

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* Subverted twice in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'':''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'':


Scarily enough, there are cases where this is TruthInTelevision. There's even a criminological term for medical personel who use their access to incapacitated people to become serial killers: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_of_mercy_(criminology) angel of death]].

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Scarily enough, there are cases where this is TruthInTelevision. There's even a criminological term for medical personel personnel who use their access to incapacitated people to become serial killers: {{serial killer}}s: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_of_mercy_(criminology) angel angels of death]].


* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', [[TheMafia Jimmy Pegorino]] tasks [[PlayerCharacter Niko Bellic]] to go to the hospital and kill a traitorous underling that had suffered a heart attack when he was found out. You get in by disguising yourself as a nurse and kill the target by shutting off his life support.

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* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', [[TheMafia Jimmy Pegorino]] tasks [[PlayerCharacter Niko Bellic]] to go to the hospital and kill a traitorous underling that had suffered a heart attack when he was found out. You get in by disguising yourself as a nurse and kill nurse. Once you reach the target by shutting target, you can either dispatch him quickly with a headshot or [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential turn off his life support. support, which causes him to asphyxiate]].


* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'': Attempted by the mastermind when Naegi develops a severe fever during Chapter 5, in an attempt to [[spoiler:kill someone and frame Kyoko, so they would have grounds to execute her]]. Luckily, [[BigDamnHeroes Kyoko foils the attempt]].

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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'': ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'': Attempted by the mastermind when Naegi develops a severe fever during Chapter 5, in an attempt to [[spoiler:kill someone and frame Kyoko, so they would have grounds to execute her]]. Luckily, [[BigDamnHeroes Kyoko foils the attempt]].


* The first two episodes of ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' have a lot of this once [[BadassBookworm Aunt Marie]] is hospitalized. The first attempt is averted thanks to Nick stopping it and taking the poisonous injection himself. The second attempt is thwarted by the reluctant [[SubmissiveBadass Monroe]], by way of [[IncrediblyLamePun disarming]] an attacker. The third attempt is thwarted by Marie herself. [[spoiler:She then promptly dies of her cancer once the assassin is dead and Nick has arrived.]]

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* The first two episodes of ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' have a lot of this once [[BadassBookworm Aunt Marie]] is hospitalized. The first attempt is averted thanks to Nick stopping it and taking the poisonous injection himself. The second attempt is thwarted by the reluctant [[SubmissiveBadass Monroe]], Monroe, by way of [[IncrediblyLamePun disarming]] an attacker. The third attempt is thwarted by Marie herself. [[spoiler:She then promptly dies of her cancer once the assassin is dead and Nick has arrived.]]



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** Serdar kills Eyşan's cancer-ridden aunt[[note]]by extension, his sister-in-law[[/note]] by administering an overdose, fearing what she might tell Meliha.

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** Serdar kills Eyşan's cancer-ridden aunt[[note]]by aunt (by extension, his sister-in-law[[/note]] sister-in-law) by administering an a morphine overdose, fearing what she might tell Meliha.her friend Meliha the following day.

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* ''Series/{{Ezel}}'':
** Serdar kills Eyşan's cancer-ridden aunt[[note]]by extension, his sister-in-law[[/note]] by administering an overdose, fearing what she might tell Meliha.
** Cengiz tries using a VorpalPillow [[spoiler:to finish Eyşan for good while she lies unconscious in the hospital]]. However, he hesitates too long and is forced to leave before Ezel catches him.


* ''Fanfic/LovedAndLost'': A [[ThePurge mass murder]] of this is committed after [[TheUsurper Prince Jewelius]] has stolen Equestria's throne by [[TheChessmaster using the events of "A Canterlot Wedding"]] to turn the princesses as well as Shining Armor and Twilight's friends into [[HeroWithBadPublicity public enemies]]. After banishing them, he has his chief minions examine the loyalties of [[spoiler:the royal guards who were seriously injured in the Changeling invasion]]. After finding out that most of them are still loyal to the dismantled princesses, he orders them to be killed. The public is tricked into thinking the victims were [[spoiler:casualties of the Changeling invasion, a belief that's used to give fuel to the general hatred felt toward the heroes who're blamed for the invasion ever happening]].

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* ''Fanfic/LovedAndLost'': ''Fanfic/LovedAndLost'':
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A [[ThePurge mass murder]] of this is committed after [[TheUsurper Prince Jewelius]] has stolen Equestria's throne by [[TheChessmaster using the events of "A Canterlot Wedding"]] to turn the princesses as well as Shining Armor and Twilight's friends into [[HeroWithBadPublicity public enemies]]. After banishing them, he has his chief minions examine the loyalties of [[spoiler:the royal guards who were seriously injured in the Changeling invasion]]. After finding out that most of them are still loyal to the dismantled princesses, he orders them to be killed. The public is tricked into thinking the victims were are [[spoiler:casualties of the Changeling invasion, a belief that's used to give fuel to the general hatred felt toward the heroes who're blamed for the invasion ever happening]].happening]].
** After Cadance -- the only hero in addition to Twilight who [[UndyingLoyalty hasn't lost the trust of Canterlot's ponies]] -- is injured by [[spoiler:her evil cousin Jewelius]], she's imprisoned in the medical wing, with her captor having the intention to kill her while making the public believe everything was done in a doomed effort to save her. After the other heroes escape and try to rescue her, they're caught by [[spoiler:Jewelius and Vivian]] when they're just outside the medical wing. The villains then attempt to murder Cadance and frame the escaped heroes for it. [[spoiler:Fortunately, [[DamselOutOfDistress Cadance has just managed to free herself]].]]

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* ''Fanfic/LovedAndLost'': A [[ThePurge mass murder]] of this is committed after [[TheUsurper Prince Jewelius]] has stolen Equestria's throne by [[TheChessmaster using the events of "A Canterlot Wedding"]] to turn the princesses as well as Shining Armor and Twilight's friends into [[HeroWithBadPublicity public enemies]]. After banishing them, he has his chief minions examine the loyalties of [[spoiler:the royal guards who were seriously injured in the Changeling invasion]]. After finding out that most of them are still loyal to the dismantled princesses, he orders them to be killed. The public is tricked into thinking the victims were [[spoiler:casualties of the Changeling invasion, a belief that's used to give fuel to the general hatred felt toward the heroes who're blamed for the invasion ever happening]].


* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. An overt version is committed in "State of Flux". There's an unconscious Kazon in Voyager's sickbay who may know the identity of TheMole sending information to the Kazon-Nistrim. Their leader comes on board to see his injured man. Janeway is having a quiet word with the Doctor, asking him to delay any demand for the man to be removed, when the Kazon leader jabs him with a needle-ring containing a fatal nerve toxin. All Janeway can do is throw them off her ship.

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An overt version is committed in "State of Flux". There's an unconscious Kazon in Voyager's sickbay who may know the identity of TheMole sending information to the Kazon-Nistrim. Their leader comes on board to see his injured man. Janeway is having a quiet word with the Doctor, asking him to delay any demand for the man to be removed, when the Kazon leader jabs him with a needle-ring containing a fatal nerve toxin. All Janeway can do is throw them off her ship.ship.
** In "Fury", Kes has turned evil and traveled back in time to when her younger self was the nurse on Voyager. This proves handy when Tuvok starts to [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling sense that something is wrong]]. After Tuvok is brought to Sickbay after collapsing, Kes dials up the setting on his cortical stimulater, sending him into shock. He does recover, but not soon enough to interfere in events.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': In "I Am The Night", Commissioner Gordon is badly wounded in a shootout. The mobster who shot him (who wants revenge on Gordon for sending him to prison) goes to the hospital to finish the job, but [[BigDamnHeroes Batman stops him]].
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* After being shot, ''Series/TheMentalist'''s Bosco nearly died this way. Luckily, his ActionGirl friend/co-worker/one true love, Teresa Lisbon manages to stop the shooter in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. [[spoiler: Poor Bosco dies anyway, but at least he and Lisbon get to have their AnguishedDeclarationOfLove before he does.]]

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* After being shot, ''Series/TheMentalist'''s Bosco nearly died this way. Luckily, his ActionGirl friend/co-worker/one true love, Teresa Lisbon manages to stop the shooter in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.shooter. [[spoiler: Poor Bosco dies anyway, but at least he and Lisbon get to have their AnguishedDeclarationOfLove before he does.]]

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': The titular SerialKillerKiller's first victim was a hospital nurse who was "{{Mercy Kill}}ing" patients, whether or not those patients were actually dying in the first place.
* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'': The killer in one episode turns out to be [[spoiler:a hospital janitor with a [[WorthlessForeignDegree medical degree that's not recognized in the USA]]]], who was {{Mercy Kill}}ing terminally ill patients with their full consent. [[spoiler:The exception is a victim whose doctor lied that she was terminally ill to cover up their own malpractice.]]

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