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* In ''Fanfic/ByTheHandsOfThePeople'', a revolution breaks out against [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Queen Elsa]], based partly on the fear of Elsa's [[AnIcePerson magical powers]]. Despite her advisor's urging, Elsa refuses to use said powers against those rebels, and ultimately surrenders to them. Eventually, she and Anna are executed by a firing squad, something Elsa does nothing to stop.
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* [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German philosopher]] Oswald Spengler claimed in ''Literature/TheDeclineOfTheWest'' that this meant the preference of slavery over death (by fighting). As he explained: at the battle of Cannae, 50,000 Roman soldiers died. When the Mongols overran the metropolises of China and the Muslim world, the population didn't want to fight them, and hundreds of thousands of people died. Per metropolis, that is. The example of the Mongols is actually subverted: those cities who capitulated without a fight were generally spared widespread slaughter, and largely peacefully incorporated into the Empire. It was the ones who fought back who would be massacred as an example to the rest. This was common at the time elsewhere as well.

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* [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German philosopher]] Oswald Spengler claimed in ''Literature/TheDeclineOfTheWest'' that this meant the preference of slavery over death (by fighting). As he explained: at the battle of Cannae, 50,000 Roman soldiers died. When the Mongols overran the metropolises of China and the Muslim world, the population didn't want to fight them, and hundreds of thousands of people died. Per metropolis, that is. The example of the Mongols is actually subverted: those cities who capitulated without a fight were generally spared widespread slaughter, and largely peacefully incorporated into the Empire. It was the ones who fought back who [[MakeAnExampleOfThem would be massacred as an example to the rest.rest]]. This was common at the time elsewhere as well.


** "The God Complex" featured a being from a planet whose people ''never'' put up a fight. In fact, they get conquered so often that one of their industries is decorating everything for future conquerors. Their anthem is "Glory to [insert name here]".

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** "The God Complex" featured a being from a planet whose people ''never'' put up a fight. In fact, they get conquered so often that one of their industries is decorating everything for future conquerors. Their anthem is "Glory to [insert name here]". The Doctor has nothing but contempt for them, but he does say cowardice has historically been a very effective survival strategy for the species. A planet full of willing slaves is more useful to most conquerors than a planet full of corpses.


* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', it's revealed that the King who built the Three Walls believed that humanity was sinful and thus deserved their fate to be confined in the territory surrounded by those Walls, [[spoiler: he was in reality Karl Fritz, the 145th King of the Eldians, who lamented the suffering the Eldian Empire had inflicted upon the world]], and thus adopted a pacifist policy upon his subjects and successors called "The Will of the First King", in which he would never retaliate against ''any'' aggression from the outside, even if it would mean the complete destruction of his people.

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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', it's revealed that the King who built the Three Walls believed that humanity was sinful and thus deserved their fate to be confined in the territory surrounded by those Walls, [[spoiler: he was in reality Karl Fritz, the 145th King of the Eldians, who lamented the suffering the Eldian Empire had inflicted upon the world]], and thus adopted a pacifist policy upon his subjects and successors called "The Will of the First King", in which he would never retaliate against ''any'' aggression from the outside, even if it would mean the complete destruction of his people.
people. His successors were infected by this pacifism and refused to save their citizens from being eaten alive; the most anyone got out of them was [[spoiler:When Professor Jaegar murdered the princess' mother and siblings while she fought back in self-defense.]]


* [[CloudCuckooLander Wander]] of ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' believes that violence is '''never''' the answer, even when dealing with an OmnicidalManiac that destroys galaxies [[ForTheEvulz for fun.]] On one occasion he helped pilot a giant robot during an EnemyMine, but refused to help fight the BigBad and [[ShaggyDogStory allowed her to destroy the robot and the planet they were trying to stop her from destroying.]] When the survivors of her rampage across the galaxy decided to take up arms against her, [[TooDumbToLive he went up to her ship to warn her and attempted to befriend her]]. It went about as well as you'd expect.

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* [[CloudCuckooLander Wander]] of ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' believes that violence is '''never''' the answer, even when dealing with an OmnicidalManiac that destroys galaxies [[ForTheEvulz for fun.]] On one occasion he helped pilot a giant robot during an EnemyMine, but refused to help fight the BigBad and [[ShaggyDogStory allowed her to destroy the robot and the planet they were trying to stop her from destroying.]] When the survivors of her rampage across the galaxy decided to take up arms against her, [[TooDumbToLive he went up to her ship to warn her and attempted to befriend her]]. It went about as well as you'd expect.
expect. He even admitted he was wrong at the end of the episode, though the blow was lessened since the BigBad was stopped by [[spoiler: a former BigBad acting in defense of everyone else, who supported ''him'' with friendship to give him the power to win.]]
** The one time Wander ''does'' outright fight someone, it's A) with music in a BeamOWar and B) he loses. The guy is just ''bad'' at going on the offensive. He's a helper, not a fighter.



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* George Orwell was noted for saying that pacifism generally only works when there's someone else around to protect you, and that people who preach pacifism without protection generally either get killed or taken advantage of.

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* ''Literature/TidesofWar'' exaggerated [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Baine Bloodhoof]], formerly a [[BewareTheNiceOnes docile tauren who turned ferocious when provoked]], into this. When Alliance soldiers were literally sieging onthe gates of Mulgore, the home of the tauren, Baine responded by banishing all tauren who [[CrimeOfSelfDefense defended themselves and Mulgore]].


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* ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat Gets Drafted'' includes a planet of suicidal pacifists. When their planet is conquered, they refuse to work for the conquerors and patiently wait for them to realize that the locals cannot be compelled by violence. Even when they finally grasp that the villain really is so evil as to end another's life, they decide to disarm him...by walking up to him and taking his gun. They realize that some of them will die, but eventually he'll run out of bullets. Fortunately, the cavalry arrives before the shooting starts, using a device to render weapons inoperable. ** Ironically, this steadfast commitment to their principles of pacifism in the face of death(refusal to cooperate), as well as their decision to resist without killing(aforementioned noncompliance and deciding to take the villainís gun away even as he murders them with it) are two of the hallmarks of the BadassPacifist, meaning they qualify for that trope as well!

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* ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat Gets Drafted'' includes a planet of suicidal pacifists. When their planet is conquered, they refuse to work for the conquerors and patiently wait for them to realize that the locals cannot be compelled by violence. Even when they finally grasp that the villain really is so evil as to end another's life, they decide to disarm him...by walking up to him and taking his gun. They realize that some of them will die, but eventually he'll run out of bullets. Fortunately, the cavalry arrives before the shooting starts, using a device to render weapons inoperable. ** Ironically, this steadfast commitment to their principles of pacifism in the face of death(refusal death (refusal to cooperate), as well as their decision to resist without killing(aforementioned killing (aforementioned noncompliance and deciding to take the villainís gun away even as he murders them with it) are two of the hallmarks of the BadassPacifist, meaning they qualify for that trope as well!



* A literal example in the ''Series/BlakesSeven'' episode "Volcano". The population of Obsidian have been brainwashed from birth to remove all aggressive impulses. So they won't fall victim to TheWarOfEarthlyAggression being waged by the Federation, they have a DoomsdayDevice that will be detonated if any aggressor lands on their planet.

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* A literal example in the ''Series/BlakesSeven'' episode "Volcano". The population of Obsidian have been [[BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood brainwashed from birth to remove all aggressive impulses.violent impulses]]. So they won't fall victim to TheWarOfEarthlyAggression being waged by the Federation, they have a DoomsdayDevice that will be detonated if any aggressor lands on their planet.



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* A literal example in the ''Series/BlakesSeven'' episode "Volcano". The population of Obsidian have been brainwashed from birth to remove all aggressive impulses. So they won't fall victim to TheWarOfEarthlyAggression being waged by the Federation, they have a DoomsdayDevice that will be detonated if any aggressor lands on their planet.


** In Jesus' teachings he tells people to turn the other cheek when struck (though ValuesDissonance means that this was [[PassiveAggressiveCombat much more badass in his day]] than through modern eyes), to repay evil with good, and to show kindness to one's enemies. When his enemies show up to take him to his death, he not only doesn't resist in the least, he heals a man injured by one of his disciples.

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** In Jesus' teachings he tells people to turn the other cheek when struck (though ValuesDissonance means that this was [[PassiveAggressiveCombat much more badass in his day]] than through modern eyes), to repay evil with good, and to show kindness to one's enemies. When his enemies show up to take him to his death, he not only doesn't resist in the least, he heals a man injured by one of his disciples. He explains that he ''could'' call twelve legions of angels to fight for him, but that's not what he's about.


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* Folder from the Literature/WhateleyUniverse refuses to fight back when bullied, leading to a lot of injuries. Had the events of ''A Single Fold'' not played out as they had, he probably would have ended up dead.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' has both Cell and Android 16 call Gohan on this trope, pointing out that he's refusing to fight even when it will mean the end of the world and everyone he loves.

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* Folder from the Literature/WhateleyUniverse refuses to fight back when bullied, leading to a lot of injuries. Had the events of ''A Single Fold'' not played out as they had, he probably would have ended up dead.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' has both Cell and Android 16 call Gohan on this trope, pointing out that he's refusing to fight even when it will mean the end of the world and everyone he loves.

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* Folder from the Literature/WhateleyUniverse refuses to fight back when bullied, leading to a lot of injuries. Had the events of ''A Single Fold'' not played out as they had, he probably would have ended up dead.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' has both Cell and Android 16 call Gohan on this trope, pointing out that he's refusing to fight even when it will mean the end of the world and everyone he loves.

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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' has both Cell and Android 16 call Gohan on this trope, pointing out that he's refusing to fight even when it will mean the end of the world and everyone he loves.


* In ''[[http://www.electricsheepcomix.com/jain/01.html The Jain's Death]]'', a Jainist monk refuses to harm any living thing, which includes practices like eating only fruit and carrying a broom to carefully sweep away insects. Her death comes about when she is confronted by a tiger, but refuses to run because of an ant in her hair that she refuses to take from its colony. [[spoiler:However, this trope is subverted when she is reincarnated in another life as an organic mothership, now carrying every living thing from Earth. One could interpret it as TheCuckoolanderWasRight. The comic as a whole is pretty sympathetic to Jain beliefs, from what one can tell.]]

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* In ''[[http://www.electricsheepcomix.com/jain/01.html The Jain's Death]]'', Death,]]'' a Jainist monk refuses to harm any living thing, which includes practices like eating only fruit and carrying a broom to carefully sweep away insects. Her death comes about when she is confronted by a tiger, but refuses to run because of an ant in her hair that she refuses to take from its colony. [[spoiler:However, this trope is subverted when she is reincarnated in another life as an organic mothership, now carrying every living thing from Earth. One could interpret it as TheCuckoolanderWasRight. The comic as a whole is pretty sympathetic to Jain beliefs, from what one can tell.]]


* The Tuatha'an (Tinkers or Traveling People) in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series. They're an itinerant people, traveling from place to place in wagon caravans so that if they're ever threatened, they can pick up and move. They believe that violence does just as much damage to the attacker as the attacked, like an ax that goes dull from chopping too many trees, and if someone attacks them, they will pray that the act ''does not hurt the attacker too much''. One of them, Aram, abandoned their Pacifist ways and soon became a KnightTemplar. Eventually [[JumpedOffTheSlipperySlope jumping off the slippery slope,]] and into straight-up AxCrazy. It wasn't pretty.

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* The Tuatha'an (Tinkers or Traveling People) in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series. They're series:
** The Tuatha'an "Tinkers" are
an itinerant people, traveling from place to place in wagon caravans so that if they're ever threatened, they can pick up and move. They believe that violence does just as much damage to the attacker as the attacked, like an ax that goes dull from chopping too many trees, and if someone attacks them, they will pray that the act ''does not hurt the attacker too much''. One of them, Aram, abandoned [[spoiler:Aram]], abandons their Pacifist ways after his family's deaths and soon became becomes a KnightTemplar. Eventually KnightTemplar, eventually [[JumpedOffTheSlipperySlope jumping off the slippery slope,]] slope]] and into straight-up AxCrazy. It wasn't pretty.isn't pretty.
** The Da'shain [[spoiler:Aiel]] were the Tuatha'an's ancestors in the Age of Legends, when their vows of peace and [[ServantRace servitude]] won them profound respect. The exceptions weren't suicidal so much as HeroicSacrifice: ten thousand of them once surrounded a violently insane PersonOfMassDestruction and distracted him with song while he killed them one by one, buying enough time for the rest of the city to evacuate.


* ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat Gets Drafted'' includes a planet of suicidal pacifists. When their planet is conquered, they refuse to work for the conquerors and patiently wait for them to realize that the locals cannot be compelled by violence. Even when they finally grasp that the villain really is so evil as to end another's life, they decide to disarm him...by walking up to him and taking his gun. They realize that some of them will die, but eventually he'll run out of bullets. Fortunately, the cavalry arrives before the shooting starts, using a device to render weapons inoperable.

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* ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat Gets Drafted'' includes a planet of suicidal pacifists. When their planet is conquered, they refuse to work for the conquerors and patiently wait for them to realize that the locals cannot be compelled by violence. Even when they finally grasp that the villain really is so evil as to end another's life, they decide to disarm him...by walking up to him and taking his gun. They realize that some of them will die, but eventually he'll run out of bullets. Fortunately, the cavalry arrives before the shooting starts, using a device to render weapons inoperable. ** Ironically, this steadfast commitment to their principles of pacifism in the face of death(refusal to cooperate), as well as their decision to resist without killing(aforementioned noncompliance and deciding to take the villainís gun away even as he murders them with it) are two of the hallmarks of the BadassPacifist, meaning they qualify for that trope as well!

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