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* [[Film/CaptainMarvel2019 Carol Danvers]] is in much the same boat as the other heroes with military backgrounds like Captain America, Falcon, and War Machine.

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* [[Film/CaptainMarvel2019 Carol Danvers]] is in much the same boat as the other heroes with military backgrounds like Captain America, Falcon, and War Machine. Her hands are drenched with the blood of Skrulls she killed as a member of the Kree military. After leaving the Kree, she is still willing to kill if necessary, though her power level makes this less of a requirement than most other heroes.


''[May stabs Scorch with syringes that [[ActionBomb will make him explode]''

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''[May stabs Scorch with syringes that [[ActionBomb will make him explode]''explode]]]''

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': Since the heroes are essentially police, they always try to avoid killing when they can, but are not hesitant about doing so when they have no other choice. Fitzsimmons invented a stun gun (initially called the "Night-Night Gun," soon upgraded to "ICER") that they use as often as possible, but a number of their enemies are immune to it for one reason or another. And of course no one cares when they slaughter HYDRA mooks by the dozen.
-->'''Coulson:''' Mr. Yin, we don't want to hurt you.\\
''[Scorch prepares to set him on fire]''\\
'''Coulson:''' But we have to.\\
''[May stabs Scorch with syringes that [[ActionBomb will make him explode]''


* Peter Parker in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' of course plays this trope very straight, being that he's a Marvel character heavily associated with the trope (indeed, he's up there with Batman and Superman as one of the most famous "no-kill" heroes), even [[spoiler:going out of his way to SaveTheVillain Vulture. He also flat-out refuses to use the deadly measures put in place by Iron Man in his new suit]]. However [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman this rule is not observed against aliens]] and the cyborg augmented slaves in Thanos' army, as seen in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', [[spoiler:he comes up with the plan to kill Ebony Maw by tossing him out the ship's airlock. He also explicitly kills Thanosís Outriders in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' where Spider-Man finally activates his suit's Instant Kill mode against them when they dogpile him for the Iron Gauntlet]].

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* Peter Parker in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' of course plays this trope very straight, being that he's a Marvel character heavily associated with the trope (indeed, he's up there with Batman and Superman as one of the most famous "no-kill" heroes), even [[spoiler:going out of his way to SaveTheVillain Vulture. He also flat-out refuses to use the deadly measures put in place by Iron Man in his new suit]]. However [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman this rule he is not observed against aliens]] and willing to make exceptions if the cyborg augmented slaves in Thanos' army, situation is despite enough, as seen in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', [[spoiler:he comes up with the plan to kill Ebony Maw by tossing him out the ship's airlock. He also explicitly kills Thanosís Outriders in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' where Spider-Man finally activates his suit's Instant Kill mode against them when they dogpile him for the Iron Gauntlet]].


* Peter Parker in morning ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' of course plays this trope very straight, being that he's a Marvel character heavily associated with the trope (indeed, he's up there with Batman and Superman as one of the most famous "no-kill" heroes), even [[spoiler:going out of his way to SaveTheVillain Vulture. He also flat-out refuses to use the deadly measures put in place by Iron Man in his new suit]]. However [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman this rule is not observed against aliens]] and the cyborg augmented slaves in Thanos' army, as seen in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', [[spoiler:he comes up with the plan to kill Ebony Maw by tossing him out the ship's airlock. He also explicitly kills Thanosís Outriders in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' where Spider-Man activates finally activates the Stark suit's Insta-Kill against them when they pile up on him]].

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* Peter Parker in morning ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' of course plays this trope very straight, being that he's a Marvel character heavily associated with the trope (indeed, he's up there with Batman and Superman as one of the most famous "no-kill" heroes), even [[spoiler:going out of his way to SaveTheVillain Vulture. He also flat-out refuses to use the deadly measures put in place by Iron Man in his new suit]]. However [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman this rule is not observed against aliens]] and the cyborg augmented slaves in Thanos' army, as seen in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', [[spoiler:he comes up with the plan to kill Ebony Maw by tossing him out the ship's airlock. He also explicitly kills Thanosís Outriders in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' where Spider-Man activates finally activates the Stark his suit's Insta-Kill Instant Kill mode against them when they pile up on him]].dogpile him for the Iron Gauntlet]].



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* [[Film/CaptainMarvel2019 Carol Danvers]] is in much the same boat as the other heroes with military backgrounds like Captain America, Falcon, and War Machine.


* The Avengers mostly avert this:
** Captain America is a soldier and, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger during World War II]], thinks nothing about using guns and other weapons in combat. However, his main weapon is his shield, which is not shown as being lethal on-screen. That being said he will occasionally use it as he does in the highway fight scene in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' to deflect bullets at others which kills them.
** Hawkeye and Black Widow are spies and assassins, while War Machine and the Falcon are professional soldiers, therefore it's not surprising that they use guns and other lethal weapons all the time.

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* The Avengers mostly avert this:
this. They will kill in combat conditions but it's also only in a last resort against opponents who are themselves predisposed to violence and use lethal force against the Avengers and bystanders. As Natasha tells Proxima Midnight at the start of ''Infinity War'':
--> '''Black Widow''': "We don't want to kill you, but we will."
** Captain America is a soldier and, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger during World War II]], thinks nothing about using guns and other weapons in combat. However, combat, best shown in the montage where he's firing a Thompson alongside the Howling Commandoes and dropping grenades inside a HYDRA tank, and hurling Hydra stooges into rotor blades in the final chase inside Red Skull's ship. Post-that however, his main weapon is his shield, shield which is not shown as being a directly lethal on-screen. That being said he will occasionally weapon, although Cap does find ways to use it for lethal ends in the right situation such as he does in the highway fight scene in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' to deflect where he deflects bullets at others which kills them.
** Hawkeye and Black Widow are spies and assassins, while War Machine and the Falcon are professional soldiers, therefore it's not surprising that they use guns and other lethal weapons all the time. Hawkeye in ''Endgame'', [[spoiler:goes on a mass-murdering killing spree attacking gangsters around the world who he believes didn't deserve to survive the snap instead of his family]].



** Thor is from a proud warrior race, and thus has no compunctions about killing his enemies if necessary. His own estimate of how many enemies he's killed is 3000.

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** Thor is from a proud warrior race, and thus has no compunctions about killing his enemies if necessary. His own estimate of how many enemies he's killed is 3000.3000, which given that he is about 1000 years old and is a seasoned warrior, is proportionately much smaller and lenient for a member of the Viking society's pantheon.



* Peter Parker in morning ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' of course plays this trope very straight, being that he's a Marvel character heavily associated with the trope (indeed, he's up there with Batman and Superman as one of the most famous "no-kill" heroes), even [[spoiler:going out of his way to SaveTheVillain Vulture. He also flat-out refuses to use the deadly measures put in place by Iron Man in his new suit]]. However, in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', [[spoiler:he comes up with the plan to kill Ebony Maw by tossing him out the ship's airlock, though Maw's seemingly unbeatable telekinetic powers as well as the universe being at stake justify this as a GodzillaThreshold. He also explicitly kills Thanosís forces in ''Film/AvengersEndgame''. ]]

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* Peter Parker in morning ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' of course plays this trope very straight, being that he's a Marvel character heavily associated with the trope (indeed, he's up there with Batman and Superman as one of the most famous "no-kill" heroes), even [[spoiler:going out of his way to SaveTheVillain Vulture. He also flat-out refuses to use the deadly measures put in place by Iron Man in his new suit]]. However, However [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman this rule is not observed against aliens]] and the cyborg augmented slaves in Thanos' army, as seen in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', [[spoiler:he comes up with the plan to kill Ebony Maw by tossing him out the ship's airlock, though Maw's seemingly unbeatable telekinetic powers as well as the universe being at stake justify this as a GodzillaThreshold. airlock. He also explicitly kills Thanosís forces Outriders in ''Film/AvengersEndgame''. ]]''Film/AvengersEndgame'' where Spider-Man activates finally activates the Stark suit's Insta-Kill against them when they pile up on him]].


** Scarlet Witch, even after becoming an Avenger, will kill to protect her teammates. [[spoiler:Just ask Proxima Midnight, who Wanda more or less fed to a meat grinder to keep her from killing Widow.]]

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** Scarlet Witch, even after becoming an Avenger, will kill to protect her teammates. [[spoiler:Just ask Proxima Midnight, who Wanda more or less fed to a meat grinder to keep her from killing Widow. Sheís also explicitly about to kill Thanos until he pulls out a dirty trick in the climax of ''Endgame''.]]



** The Wasp, meanwhile, is the only MCU hero apart from Spidey who hasn't killed anyone (so far).
* Peter Parker in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' of course plays this trope very straight, being that he's a Marvel character heavily associated with the trope (indeed, he's up there with Batman and Superman as one of the most famous "no-kill" heroes), even [[spoiler:going out of his way to SaveTheVillain Vulture. He also flat-out refuses to use the deadly measures put in place by Iron Man in his new suit]]. However, in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', [[spoiler:he comes up with the plan to kill Ebony Maw by tossing him out the ship's airlock, though Maw's seemingly unbeatable telekinetic powers as well as the universe being at stake justify this as a GodzillaThreshold.]]

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** The Wasp, meanwhile, is the only MCU hero apart from Spidey who hasn't killed [[ComicBook/TheWasp Hope van Dyne]] didnít kill anyone (so far).
until [[spoiler: the FinalBattle of ''Endgame''. ]]
* Peter Parker in morning ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' of course plays this trope very straight, being that he's a Marvel character heavily associated with the trope (indeed, he's up there with Batman and Superman as one of the most famous "no-kill" heroes), even [[spoiler:going out of his way to SaveTheVillain Vulture. He also flat-out refuses to use the deadly measures put in place by Iron Man in his new suit]]. However, in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', [[spoiler:he comes up with the plan to kill Ebony Maw by tossing him out the ship's airlock, though Maw's seemingly unbeatable telekinetic powers as well as the universe being at stake justify this as a GodzillaThreshold. He also explicitly kills Thanosís forces in ''Film/AvengersEndgame''. ]]


** Captain America is a soldier and, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger during World War II]], thinks nothing about using guns and other weapons in combat. However, his main weapon is his shield, which is not shown as being lethal on-screen.

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** Captain America is a soldier and, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger during World War II]], thinks nothing about using guns and other weapons in combat. However, his main weapon is his shield, which is not shown as being lethal on-screen. That being said he will occasionally use it as he does in the highway fight scene in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' to deflect bullets at others which kills them.

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** The Wasp, meanwhile, is the only MCU hero apart from Spidey who hasn't killed anyone (so far).


** Vision is polite and empathetic, but [[spoiler:he doesn't hesitate to brutally impale Corvus Glaive when Corvus is threatening to kill Captain America.]]

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** Vision is polite and empathetic, "on the side of life", but [[spoiler:he doesn't hesitate to brutally impale Corvus Glaive when Corvus is threatening to kill Captain America.]]


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** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' takes note of this: one of the first lines out of Ultron's mouth is that the Avengers are "all killers".


* Series/{{Jessica Jones|2015}} tries to avoid killing Kilgrave, partially for pragmatic reasons as she needs proof of Kilgrave's mind control to use in court to clear his victims. [[spoiler:Being traumatized by killing under Kilgrave's control undoubtedly also makes her want to avoid doing it again.]] However, it becomes clear that [[spoiler:trying to find a non-lethal solution just allows Kilgrave to ruin more lives. Jessica finally stops him by [[NeckSnap snapping his neck]], which is treated as regrettable but necessary]].

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* Series/{{Jessica Jones|2015}} tries to avoid killing Kilgrave, partially for pragmatic reasons as she needs proof of Kilgrave's mind control to use in court to clear his victims. [[spoiler:Being traumatized by killing under Kilgrave's control undoubtedly also makes her want to avoid doing it again.]] However, it becomes clear that [[spoiler:trying to find a non-lethal solution just allows Kilgrave to ruin more lives. Jessica finally stops him by [[NeckSnap snapping his neck]], which is treated as regrettable but necessary]].necessary.]]


* Stephen Strange takes his Hippocratic Oath very seriously. In his [[Film/DoctorStrange2016 debut film]], he is unnerved when he is forced to kill one of Kaecilius' zealots, and even more appalled that Kamar-Taj outright advocates the use of force to combat their enemies, both in self-defense and proactively. By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Strange is able to defeat both Kaecilius and Dormammu without resorting to lethal methods -- though Kaecilius' defeat involves a FateWorseThanDeath]].

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* Stephen Strange takes his Hippocratic Oath very seriously. In his [[Film/DoctorStrange2016 debut film]], he is unnerved when he is forced to kill one of Kaecilius' zealots, and even more appalled that Kamar-Taj outright advocates the use of force to combat their enemies, both in self-defense and proactively. By the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Strange is able to defeat both Kaecilius and Dormammu without resorting to lethal methods -- though Kaecilius' defeat involves a FateWorseThanDeath]].FateWorseThanDeath.]]


** Captain America is a soldier and [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger during World War II]] thinks nothing about using guns and other weapons in combat. However his main weapon is his shield, which is not shown as being lethal on-screen.
** Hawkeye and Black Widow are spies and assassins, while War Machine and the Falcon are professional soldiers, therefore it's not surprisingly that they use guns and other lethal weapons all the time.

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** Captain America is a soldier and and, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger during World War II]] II]], thinks nothing about using guns and other weapons in combat. However However, his main weapon is his shield, which is not shown as being lethal on-screen.
** Hawkeye and Black Widow are spies and assassins, while War Machine and the Falcon are professional soldiers, therefore it's not surprisingly surprising that they use guns and other lethal weapons all the time.


[[ThouShaltNotKill This trope]] is largely averted. While the various heroes portrayed to date have different rules of engagement, only a few of them so far follow the classic superhero idea of never ever using deadly force. The rest, effectively being superpowered soldiers, will often kill to protect their own lives and those of the innocent. Generally speaking, heroes in the movies are willing to kill, heroes on TV don't (even in the Netflix series). Most of the superhero stories in the films are treated as military engagements and the heroes follow UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar which do condone violence against enemy combatants

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[[ThouShaltNotKill This trope]] is largely averted. While the various heroes portrayed to date have different rules of engagement, only a few of them so far follow the classic superhero idea of never ever using deadly force. The rest, effectively being superpowered soldiers, will often kill to protect their own lives and those of the innocent. Generally speaking, heroes in the movies are willing to kill, heroes on TV don't (even in the Netflix series). Most of the superhero stories in the films are treated as military engagements and the heroes follow UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar which do condone violence against enemy combatantscombatants.

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