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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6348510/1/Rising-of-the-Dark Rising of the Dark]]'', any one not of the traditional Light races (Humans, gnomes, dwarves, halflings and high elves) is at best considered animals and at worst are killed on sight. Dark races like orcs, trolls, and dark elves are slaughtered wherever they're found as part of the Great War (which functionally ended nearly a thousand years prior to the story), while more bestial races like Minotaus and Loxodon are hunted like animals. Even the most progressive of the light races are merely uncomfortable with killing the children of dark races and disapprove of hunting bestial races.

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* ''Fanfic/{{Pawprints}}'':
** Humans born with {{animorphism}} powers called "Panthers" are considered sub-human. If they don't integrate into society as humans, it's okay to kill them. Hunters and Huntresses routinely kill them (even [[WouldHurtAChild cubs]]) and, if they're in animal form when they die, it's not uncommon to skin them for their pelts.
** Animal-born Panthers are killed upon birth. Unlike human-born ones, they're considered too dangerous to let live. Humans see them as simple-minded animals who simply pretend to be human in order to get close to their prey.

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* ''Fanfic/TheManyDatesOfDannyFenton'' (''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', WesternAnimation, [[{{Series}} TV Series]], and ComicBooks.): [[PlayingWithATrope Played With]]. Danny immediately regrets offending [[WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot Jenny Wakeman]] after he accidentally makes an insensitive comment about her being a robot and doesn't hesitate to apologize to her once it sinks in that she has feelings.

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* In ''Fanfic/NeitherABirdNorAPlaneItsDeku'', Izuku initially calls the kaiju spawn inhabiting Korusan Island monsters and bats them away without a second thought. But after realizing that they're trapped on the island due to their inability to swim, he realizes they are NotSoDifferent and flies down to apologize to them. Despite being tentacled creatures with shark-like heads who make terrifying screeching noises, he discovers they're quite docile and intelligent when they're not threatened.

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* The ''Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'' DarkFic ''Fanfic/LostCauses'' focuses on this. Toons have no rights whatsoever and are seen as little more than a commodity. Jessica was created with the mentality of an infant and it took a while for mind to catch up with her body, yet she was [[RapeAsBackstory still used in pornographic animation]] nevertheless. She spent her past living at the bottom of the Toon hierarchy and being abused by near everyone who interacted with her, until she was {{rescue|Romance}}d by Roger.


* Many ''Bleach'' fics touch on this, but especially, ''Fanfic/{{Downfall}}'' engages this head-on. [[spoiler:Unohana]] treats Hollows with dignity and respect, and as a result, most of the more humane examples gravitate towards her. More importantly, Aizen, of all people, questions Soul Society's "Kill 'em all" mindset. Of course [[spoiler:he's a good guy this time around]] but that's par for the course. The way the war is shaping up, many of the main characters will be forced to confront this concept.

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* Many ''Bleach'' ''Anime/{{Bleach}}'' fics touch on this, but especially, ''Fanfic/{{Downfall}}'' engages this head-on. [[spoiler:Unohana]] treats Hollows with dignity and respect, and as a result, most of the more humane examples gravitate towards her. More importantly, Aizen, of all people, questions Soul Society's "Kill 'em all" mindset. Of course [[spoiler:he's a good guy this time around]] but that's par for the course. The way the war is shaping up, many of the main characters will be forced to confront this concept.



* The ''Pokemon'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ThePowerThatsInside'' centers around this question.

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* The ''Pokemon'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ThePowerThatsInside'' centers around this question.



* Referenced in the ''Franchise/Batman / Film/LordOfTheRings'' crossover ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1601012/1/The-Gotham-Knights-of-Middle-Earth The Gotham Knights of Middle-Earth]]''; Tim Drake (Robin) and Cassandra Cain (Batgirl) both become part of the War of the Ring, but they never kill any of Sauron's human servants and only use lethal force against the orcs, which Tim compares to Darkseid's Parademons or Doomsday clones as they are nothing but monsters bred for destruction rather than fully sentient beings.

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* Referenced in the ''Franchise/Batman / Film/LordOfTheRings'' Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' crossover ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1601012/1/The-Gotham-Knights-of-Middle-Earth The Gotham Knights of Middle-Earth]]''; Tim Drake (Robin) and Cassandra Cain (Batgirl) both become part of the War of the Ring, but they never kill any of Sauron's human servants and only use lethal force against the orcs, which Tim compares to Darkseid's Parademons or Doomsday clones as they are nothing but monsters bred for destruction rather than fully sentient beings.


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* Both played straight and inverted in ''Anime/ArmitageIII' story ''FanFic/GodsAndMonsters''. Each side thinks this about the other.
-->'''Armitage:''' If the future of humanity depended on you killing just one Third, would you do it?\\
'''Ross:''' Armitage...\\
'''Armitage:''' Would you?
* ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'': Franchise/{{Superman}} and ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} are ''immensely'' reluctant to kill humans, but they aren't at all bothered by the fact that they destroyed hundreds of ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'s winged demons in battle.
* Discussed and explored in ''FanFic/KirbyoftheStarsTheAfterStory'' throughout the first arc.
** Pureblooded demon beasts have little intelligence and only exist to cause destruction, and according to Meta Knight, they aren't even considered living beings. In the cases of [[spoiler:Gooey and Unknown]], [[ItCanThink their higher intelligence]] among other things helped people to realize that they weren't demon beasts, but something else entirely, and so they're treated very differently. [[spoiler:In Gooey's case, [[DefeatMeansFriendship it leads to his redemption]] and [[MustMakeAmends making amends with Cappy Village]]; in Unknown's case, this is still up in the air, but at least [[SympathyForTheDevil Kirby feels more sympathy for him]]]].
** It's also revealed that Kirby has only defeated purebloods over the course of the anime, so there were no qualms about killing them. Now that the enemies he's facing are normal creatures under DemonicPossession, he feels much more pressure to control his powers so that [[ThouShaltNotKill no one is killed or majorly injured]].
** [[WhatMeasureIsAMook The treatment and rights of Waddle Dees]] are given a larger focus compared to the anime, particularly in Chapters 9 and 10.
* Averted in ''Fanfic/KamenRiderKage'' after Hikaru and Tao Takashi appear, after which the Akuma are treated with the same respect in death as a human, even getting a hall in the Anti-Akuma HQ dedicated to remembering them.
* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionR'': Tenkei's treated as a thing by NERV, even more than Rei was (who Gendo seemed to have genuine affection for). However, he's clearly capable of emotion, forms a close bond with Rei, and is a clone of Kaji. On the other hand, he is a weapon of war and has quasi-deific rings to him.


* Many Bleach fics touch on this, but especially, ''Fanfic/{{Downfall}}'' engages this head-on. [[spoiler:Unohana]] treats Hollows with dignity and respect, and as a result, most of the more humane examples gravitate towards her. More importantly, Aizen, of all people, questions Soul Society's "Kill 'em all" mindset. Of course [[spoiler:he's a good guy this time around]] but that's par for the course. The way the war is shaping up, many of the main characters will be forced to confront this concept.

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* Many Bleach ''Bleach'' fics touch on this, but especially, ''Fanfic/{{Downfall}}'' engages this head-on. [[spoiler:Unohana]] treats Hollows with dignity and respect, and as a result, most of the more humane examples gravitate towards her. More importantly, Aizen, of all people, questions Soul Society's "Kill 'em all" mindset. Of course [[spoiler:he's a good guy this time around]] but that's par for the course. The way the war is shaping up, many of the main characters will be forced to confront this concept.



* The Pokemon fanfic ''Fanfic/ThePowerThatsInside'' centers around this question.

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* The Pokemon ''Pokemon'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ThePowerThatsInside'' centers around this question.




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* ''Fanfic/TheUtoniumTrials'' revolves around this. Professor Utonium is arrested and put on trial for breaking the "Neo-Tokyo Protocol", which puts strict restrictions on chemistry, biology, and robotics worldwide. The Powerpuff Girls are deemed dangerous monsters on the grounds of being {{Artificial Human}}s. The fic revolves around trying to prove they're just like any other normal kids their age.


* Referenced in the ''Franchise/Batman / Franchise/LordOfTheRings'' crossover ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1601012/1/The-Gotham-Knights-of-Middle-Earth The Gotham Knights of Middle-Earth]]''; Tim Drake (Robin) and Cassandra Cain (Batgirl) both become part of the War of the Ring, but they never kill any of Sauron's human servants and only use lethal force against the orcs, which Tim compares to Darkseid's Parademons or Doomsday clones as they are nothing but monsters bred for destruction rather than fully sentient beings.

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* Referenced in the ''Franchise/Batman / Franchise/LordOfTheRings'' Film/LordOfTheRings'' crossover ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1601012/1/The-Gotham-Knights-of-Middle-Earth The Gotham Knights of Middle-Earth]]''; Tim Drake (Robin) and Cassandra Cain (Batgirl) both become part of the War of the Ring, but they never kill any of Sauron's human servants and only use lethal force against the orcs, which Tim compares to Darkseid's Parademons or Doomsday clones as they are nothing but monsters bred for destruction rather than fully sentient beings.



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* Referenced in the ''Franchise/Batman / Franchise/LordOfTheRings'' crossover ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1601012/1/The-Gotham-Knights-of-Middle-Earth The Gotham Knights of Middle-Earth]]''; Tim Drake (Robin) and Cassandra Cain (Batgirl) both become part of the War of the Ring, but they never kill any of Sauron's human servants and only use lethal force against the orcs, which Tim compares to Darkseid's Parademons or Doomsday clones as they are nothing but monsters bred for destruction rather than fully sentient beings.

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* The central theme of ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor''. Wizarding society seems to think the answer to this question is "anything that isn't a ''Homo Sapiens'' or maybe a goblin". [[ZombieAdvocate Hermione disagrees]]. Vehemently.


* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pony version]] in ''FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn''. Titan's henchponies are artificial beings and considered not worth rescuing by the heroes when the reality they fought in starts to collapse around them and they are too weak to escape.

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* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pony version]] in ''FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn''.''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic''. Titan's henchponies are artificial beings and considered not worth rescuing by the heroes when the reality they fought in starts to collapse around them and they are too weak to escape.

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'', Supergirl is serious about not killing. Vampires, though? She'll not slay them but she won't stop Buffy from doing so.


* The WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic ''Fanfic/TheIronHorseEverythingsBetterWithRobots'' features a robotic pony named Turing Test. As she is the first of her kind, a lot of the other characters don't really regard her as a person with rights.

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* The WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheIronHorseEverythingsBetterWithRobots'' features a robotic pony named Turing Test. As she is the first of her kind, a lot of the other characters don't really regard her as a person with rights.



* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9308523/1/Sonic-Evil-Reborn-Zero SERZ: Sonic: Evil Reborn Zero]], this comes up during Episode 15, "Rockette's Revenge" but is lampshaded multiple times before.
* In the Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer story ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3382798/1/Spy-Game Spy Game]]'', members of the Watcher Council are horrified that Xander would kill a human necromancer that was raising an army of zombies but aren't remotely bothered they slaughtered an entire village of Kwaini (a race of universally non-violent demons). That is, until they learn said Kwaini were considered German citizens and now the government wants answers.

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* In [[https://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9308523/1/Sonic-Evil-Reborn-Zero SERZ: Sonic: Evil Reborn Zero]], Zero]]'', this comes up during Episode 15, "Rockette's Revenge" but is lampshaded multiple times before.
* In the Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' story ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3382798/1/Spy-Game Spy Game]]'', members of the Watcher Council are horrified that Xander would kill a human necromancer that was raising an army of zombies but aren't remotely bothered they slaughtered an entire village of Kwaini (a race of universally non-violent demons). That is, until they learn said Kwaini were considered German citizens and now the government wants answers.


* Many Bleach fics touch on this, but especially, [[Fanfic/{{Downfall}} Downfall]] engages this head-on. [[spoiler:Unohana]] treats Hollows with dignity and respect, and as a result, most of the more humane examples gravitate towards her. More importantly, Aizen, of all people, questions Soul Society's "Kill 'em all" mindset. Of course [[spoiler:he's a good guy this time around]] but that's par for the course. The way the war is shaping up, many of the main characters will be forced to confront this concept.

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* Many Bleach fics touch on this, but especially, [[Fanfic/{{Downfall}} Downfall]] ''Fanfic/{{Downfall}}'' engages this head-on. [[spoiler:Unohana]] treats Hollows with dignity and respect, and as a result, most of the more humane examples gravitate towards her. More importantly, Aizen, of all people, questions Soul Society's "Kill 'em all" mindset. Of course [[spoiler:he's a good guy this time around]] but that's par for the course. The way the war is shaping up, many of the main characters will be forced to confront this concept.


* FanficRecs/{{Chobits}} fanfiction also tends to go this way.
** Like FanFic/{{Rebellion}}
* Franchise/{{Naruto}} fanfics tend to go into this regarding the jinchuuriki.

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