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  • Blackbird (Arrow): The driving point of the story is that Dinah Lance learned that Sara was with the League of Assassins, and gave Laurel to them in exchange for Sara's release. An act of betrayal that extreme tends gets this reaction a lot:
    • Nyssa, despite being the Heir to the Demon and having been raised in the League her entire life, finds the way Laurel "joined" to be morally appalling. The fact that Ra's kept Laurel in line by telling her if her "performance" was in any way unsatisfactory he'd kill her entire city just added to the issue. Her refusing to start a relationship with Laurel, despite indications of feelings on both sides, may also count.
    • Moira Queen would do anything for her children, but even she's horrified when she learns of this. As a mother herself, she can barely stand to think of it.
    • To her credit, Sara is also well aware of how horrible this exchange was. She's visibly haunted by it, and has spent the past several years physically and emotionally wasting away.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

  • Another Brother
    • Well... sort of. When Prince Iroh visits the depopulated Southern Air Temple, he reasons that Sozin didn't need to exterminate all the Air Nomads to kill the Avatar, just their children. Sozin could have spared the babies and anyone above the age of twenty.
    • Prince Iroh also buys Katara from the pirates, despite his only goal being to secure the Avatar, to spare her from their 'attentions'.
  • Foxfire: Qiao is your average snooty and conceited Upper Ring citizen but when she's informed her betrothed drove his lover to suicide and murdered his children, she's devastated.
  • The Stalking Zuko Series
    • June the bounty hunter is quite honest that she's Only in It for the Money, much to Toph's disappointment. That said, when she realizes that the Gaang wasn't kidding about Ozai's plan to destroy the Earth Kingdom, she redoubles her efforts to find Aang so that they can prevent that from happening.
    • Mai notes that even the twin-fish, fish that are born in pairs, in which one eats the other by the time they're juveniles, would find Zuko and Azula's sibling relationship to be utterly dysfunctional, even by their standards.
  • Towards The Sun
    • Several guards at the Boiling Rock go out of their way to keep Suki safe, one of them mentioning she's not much older than his own daughter.
    • One of the prisoners at the Boiling Rock is a woman who crippled her commanding officer for burning a child.
  • In Flames of Regicide, Azula notes that all but the most fanatical Fire Nation citizens would be uncomfortable with Ozai's plan to burn the Earth Kingdom to the ground. The fanatics who would be fine with it could be swayed by pointing out what a waste it would be to burn down territories they spent the last century conquering.


  • In Antidote for the Poison, Red Hood is his usual brutal vigilante self who memorably shoots and beats his adopted brothers. But he's horrified when he finds some drug dealers tried to kill Tim by making him overdose on heroin, and later confesses he didn't follow his usual method of murdering the scum because ten-years-old Damian was right there and the kid didn't need to see that.


  • The fic "We Are Legend" features a heroic character facing his limits; Seeley Booth has spent years being loyal to America even when asked to kill people, but when ordered to kill Doctor Temperance Brennan (who has accidentally turned herself into Patient Zero of a virus that turns those infected into zombie-esque monsters), Booth turns on his own team rather than kill Brennan.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • Btvs: Seasons Rewrite: The Scoobies may be hunters of monsters, but in Season 4, they acknowledge that not all demons are bad, and are disgusted by the Initiative treating them like lab rats, particularly after a vampire is chipped and is driven so crazy by being unable to hunt or feed that he begs Cordelia and Doyle for a Mercy Kill. Angel and Xander sum it up best:
    Angel: That's inhuman. I know none of us are saints, but I don't think we deserve to be experimented on to the point of rendering our survival impossible.
    Xander: Angel's right. We've come across enough demons in our time to know that not all of them are bad. At least when you dust them, Buffy, they don't suffer.
  • Robin Wood in Love you to the Moon and Back may have cheated on his girlfriend Faith with many of the younger Slayers but he never went after a girl under eighteen and always backed off if they turned him down. Though it is pointed out that the latter is less upstanding than it sounds as many of the girls came from third world countries and weren't aware they could turn Robin down or that they weren't expected to "show their gratitude" via sex.

Calvin and Hobbes

Captain Underpants

  • Captain Underpants and the Harrowing Hostile Horror of Homophobia features both Krupp and Melvin demonstrating this trope. Krupp may hate the CU comics but when George and Harold make an issue with a monster based on internalized homphobia, he's genuinely worried that someone is harassing them and when Harold admits to struggling with the topic, the principal surprisingly gently tells Harold there's nothing wrong with him or the way he feels. Then when an alien ray gun brings the comic's monster to life based on Harold's internal struggles, Melvin not only encourages Harold by pointing out that homosexuality has been documented in numerous species, making it perfectly natural (even specifically citing dolphins, Harold's favorite animal, when asked) but when asked if he hates both Harold and his homosexuality, Melvin states "I don't like you, but just because you're annoying. Not because you're gay. That's just mean."

Code Geass

  • Unlike canon, the students taking photos of the aftermath of the Shinjuku Massacre in The Black Emperor aren't excited by all the death and destruction but instead are horrified and are documenting things to keep Britannia from sweeping it under the rug.
    • Cornelia is shown to suffer night terrors from the civilians killed because of her refusal to negotiate with terrorists. She also makes a point of personally executing any rapists under her command.
  • In Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion, Cornelia is mentioned by Lelouch to have personally sent her Royal Guard after a noble with 'questionable' tastes in bed partners.
  • In Entropy, Tamaki is very uncomfortable with the various fanservice in the DVD of the series they're watching as the girls are generally underage at the time.
  • None of the Black Knights in God's Gambit like the idea of Child Soldiers. Sugiyama openly states that the underage members of the Blood of the Samurai splinter group won't be fighting in the upcoming battle and Minami would've just left the remaining members to die if not for spotting teenagers as young as fourteen among their number.
  • While Cornelia in The Black Princess and the White Knight is a Knight Templar Big Sister to Euphiemiai and considered executing Suzaku after initially thinking he forced himself onto her, she is baffled that the reason Euphie's upset is because Suzaku picked another girl to go to a ball at Ashford with, then ran off when Euphie demanded the girl's name so she can throw her to the dungeon (especially since Cornelia considers Suzaku beneath Euphie). Cornelia resigns to at least sent a few agents to find said girl's identity at Euphie's request, though considers it still above and beyond what she expects from her younger sister.


  • In Amazing Fantasy, Bakugou bullies and belittles Izuku constantly, but he draws the line at actually watching Izuku die. After Izuku is bitten by a spider and gets sick from the venom, Bakugou immediately kills it with an explosion and rushes Izuku to the nearest hospital. He doesn't bother Izuku on his first day back at school either, simply telling him to keep quiet before walking away.
  • In Anything Goes Game Changer an unnamed Ashikabi tries to pick up Ranma, thinking her a Sekirei. Unlike most later attempts, when she declines he accepts and moves on, thinking to himself that he's not the type to try to force himself on a woman and she's clearly not reacting to him.
  • In Avenger Goddess, the Wakandans have no problem giving Howard Stark access to their technology as they recognise that he wouldn't want to steal anything from their culture but would prefer to be inspired by what he sees here and create his own variations of it.
  • In Avenger of Steel, while Clark/Superman naturally tries to protect and save all lives, regardless of their criminal past or recent actions, he has encountered two cases where he has been particularly pushed to his limits;
    • J. Jonah Jameson’s "vendetta" against superhumans is so frustrating Clark can’t imagine anyone with the patience necessary to put up with him long enough to work for him.
    • When Clark learns what Kilgrave did to Jessica, Clark reflects that he truly hates Kilgrave for causing so much emotional and psychological pain to Jessica that he compromised her faith in herself to be a hero, while also reflecting that he didn’t even hate Zod or Lorelei that much.
  • Azumanga und Panzer:
  • In the Torchwood/Smallville fic “Captain Jack Comes to Smallville”, when John Hart ‘seduces’ Lex Luthor and Lana into wanting to have sex with him, he gets Lana so worked up that she doesn’t even care when he admits that he’s had sex with poodles, and then Hart whispers to Lana that even after doing the poodle, she’s so repugnant to him that Hart still wouldn’t have sex with her or Lex.
  • Code Prime:
    • All of the Autobots, even the ones who distrust Lelouch, are disgusted when they learn what Charles did to him when the boy confronted his father over his mother's death.
    • Lelouch, in turn, vetoes the idea of using the Autobots' Ground Bridge to get to Pendragon and assassinate his father, as the chaos that would result would probably cause the world to burn.
    • When Dreadwing requests that Ratchet put a bomb in his head that the Autobots can use to kill him if he betrays them, everyone is horrified by this, including the Autobots and Black Knights that distrust him.
  • In Confidence Lost, Neal immediately shoots down the possibility of impersonating the long-missing son of a billionaire. A living person is fine, a dead person is fine, but preying on a grieving family still clinging to the hope their loved one will be found safe and sound is too ruthless for him, no matter the wealth.
  • Equestria Girls: A Fairly Odd Friendship
    • Pinkie Pie is a normally peppy and cheerful person who can be immature and a little weird, but even she was annoyed with Gary and Betty. When she first meets Gary and Betty, they get along great because all three were peppy and cheerful people. However, she becomes annoyed with them when Gary and Betty took her candy and burn it because they say they are bad for her brain. She later becomes disgusted with them when Gary and Betty humiliated Timmy in a safety seminar under the glades of helping him. She angrily calls them out for their insensitivity and calls them idiots. Later, Timmy uses his magic to have a giant meteor destroy Gary and Betty's truck; Pinkie defends his actions, saying they were mean to him while thinking they were nice.
    • Despite Rainbow Dash's dislike of Zephyr Breeze, she does feel sympathy for him when Fluttershy revealed the reason for his behavior is that he was bullied for his interest in being a hairstylist because that was a girly interest.
    • Gilda and her crew are nasty pranksters, but they draw the line at seriously hurting someone or breaking their spirit. They're appalled with Crocker's plan to humiliate and hurt Timmy to gain access to his magic and beat Gary and Betty up for their part in Timmy's humiliation. Gilda chuckled at Timmy's retaliation against her...until Fluttershy points out the spiders could've been poisonous.
    • Trixie is disgusted that Chad and Tad bribed their way to victory in a game and hurt Timmy.
  • In FateBlack Reflection, Soul Society may make some very morally reprehensible decisions when it comes to protecting the balance of the world, but even they are put off by the amoral, sociopathic mindset that's so common among magi. Ukitake is downright disturbed by just how many of them behave like Mayuri Kurotsuchi.
  • Lagoon Company in general (and Dutch in specific) are pretty damn used to (even a bit jaded of) dealing with Blood Knight-types (because Roanapur doesn't seems to attract any other sort of criminal), and none more bloodthirsty than the local leader of Hotel Moscow, Balalaika, but in A Gentleman's Game, when Dutch discovers that Balalaika only hired them to deliver her the stolen plans of an advanced Kill Sat (a mission that had them fight The A-Team of all people) so she could set the plans on fire and gloat that for the foreseeable future wars will still be fought the way she likes them (which is to say with massive bloodshed by the infantry) Dutch for once is too weirded out and wants nothing more than to leave her office as fast as he can.
  • In Hanging Ten, most of the senior staff pull humiliating pranks on the groms as part of their initiation without much remorse, but even they feel Kelly went too far when she tried to pour hot cooking oil on Lo (only failing due to Ben's intervention).
  • Harbinger (Finmonster): Dash is his usual Jerk Jock self from the series, but he defends Mitch and Scott from a group of homophobic jerks, and even gets himself beaten up in the process until Danny (in Phantom form) comes to the rescue.
  • In A Horse for the Force, despite being rather amoral herself, Nabiki is very disapproving of Akane cheating on Ranma and that she only stays engaged to him because she doesn't want to "lose" to Ranma's other fiances.
  • Everyone who hears about Genma Saotome in How I Learned to Love the Wild Horse thinks he's a total scumbag. And even Alpha Bitch Mandy thinks Kodachi is a bitch, remarking she wouldn't risk accidentally exposing Ranma as she's not willing to be an accessory to manslaughter.
    • Likewise Mandy, Carolyn, and Dominique are all horrified that Nabiki would frame Ranma for rape over the accidental destruction of some concert tickets.
  • In Incarnation of Legends, Odin's fetishes make him eager to recruit Bell and make him a crossdressing Idol Singer. But he is neither a stalker nor a creep the way Freya or Apollo are. Despite his disappointment, Odin backs off when Bell declines his offer to join the Valkyries, though that doesn't stop the Valkyries themselves from metaphorically and literally trying to seduce Bell to their side.
  • A comical example features in the Infinity Crisis spin-off In Hand and Foot, when Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Luke Cage each agree that the addition of Squirrel Girl to their current fight against the Hand and the Foot Clan makes it particularly weird.
  • In Infinity Train: Blossoming Trail, Chloe, Atticus and Lexi all want to topple the Apex (especially Lexi for he was crippled by their leaders). But Olmec reveals that he is hoping that Grace and Simon get killed in the hopes that he could repurpose their souls as Temple Guards. Naturally, Atticus and Lexi are horrified that a talking stone head is willing to let children die.
    Atticus: You want a bunch of children to be killed off to become ghosts and roam around hurting other people?!
    Olmec: Do you wish for the Apex to continue as they are?
    Lexi: We all don't want that. Scare them? Yes. Murder them? No.
  • Kage (a crossover between Jackie Chan Adventures and W.I.T.C.H.): While Jade is quite familiar with being a Combat Pragmatist and Guile Heroine, she is disgusted at the Guardians for framing Raythor for treason and getting him banished to the Abyss of Shadows, feeling that there are some things a hero should not do, and that doing that to someone as honor-driven as Raythor is worse than killing him.
  • Tex in Kingdom Hearts: Red and Blue refuses to let Sora tag along with her on her mission because he's a kid, despite viewing him as a more competent fighter compared to the Reds and Blues.
  • In The Magic of Torchwood, Jack Harkness muses that Umbridge is a rare creature because she's "a human that even [he] found so utterly repulsive [that he] would rather kiss a Weevil than even look at her"; when the rest of his team learn this, Jack notes that there are things even he wouldn't do.
  • Necessary to Win
    • Teru is a relatively cold and detached individual, but when her fellow vice-captain Erika chides Hisa for walking away from a tankery match three years ago, Teru tells Erika that certain people have parts of their pasts that they would rather not discuss, something that is very much true for Teru.
    • In spite of treating her own sister coldly, Teru is shocked to hear that Shiho is considering disowning Miho if she fails to win the semi-finals, believing that no reason Shiho has could justify doing such a thing.
  • Nightmare in Arkham:
    • When Batman is investigating the Scarecrow's death, Alfred points out that while his death was tragic, as is any death, this will make his work a little easier, with one less fiend to worry about. Batman says that while it is true, he points out that his goal isn't just to save Gotham from these crazed madmen; it's also trying to save the crazed madmen from themselves. If he took pride in the Scarecrow's death, as the Scarecrow would have done with his, he'd be the same masked criminal that the Scarecrow was.
    • Batman, who deals with madmen on a daily basis, is completely horrified and disgusted with Freddy Krueger's crimes when he learns of them: that he murdered and mutilated hundreds of children, and his crimes were the most horrible he ever heard of. When he read a report of a police officer who almost shot Krueger and his wife asked "What stopped you?", Batman almost agrees with her. When Batman learns how Krueger was burned alive by Springwood residents, he wonders if he would have stood alongside them as they sent this unholy abomination to Hell where he belonged. The only villain that got Batman this angry was the Sewer King, and he even admitted the The Joker hadn't even displayed the amount of sadism that Fred Krueger had.
  • In A Peaceful Afterlife Husk is usually an apathetic drunk, but he refuses to kick out Kira, because he would be conscripted to help purge the west side residents of hell. Husk feels the hotel staff would be partially responsible for all those who die.
    • Angel Dust finds the Cenobites to be freaks, stating he'll do anything for money, but they do it for fun.
  • People Like Us: Travis sometimes wrestles with the same want to possess someone as he once did with Betsy, but he absolutely will not overstep Arthur's boundaries even when Arthur seems like he wants him to, whether that's in the bed or in day to day life.
  • The Pokémon Squad:
    • In "Eight Yaois Out", June, the resident Jerkass, says even she's not a bigot.
      June: Yeah, I'm a (Nick jingle)ing cruel heartless (Nick jingle) half the time, but I'm not discriminatory.
    • Brock may be the biggest pervert in the series, but he's shown on more than one occasion that Barney's pedophilia disgusts him.
    • Almost everybody hated Ash's Grandmother in "Granny Ketchum's Homestyle Nuisance", but RM was outraged by Ash and Barney accidentally giving her a heart attack.
  • A Possible Encounter for a Phantom:
    • Mr. Lancer normally sides with Dash and favors him. But when Dash threw a cooler full of grape juice in an attempt to publicly humiliate Kim and Danny took the hit for her in the gymnasium, he was disgusted with Dash. Realizing Kim was right about Dash's behavior, he decides to let Kim beat him up.
    • Even though Danny finds her less appealing than Paulina, Danny defends Bonnie from the verbal abuse she gets from her sisters by calling them out on not being as smart or pretty as they think they are.
    • While they usually pick on their sister when it comes to boys, Jim and Tim and pretty uncomfortable when she makes a Stalker Shrine for Danny while under a spell.
  • Turns out in the Danny Phantom / Beetlejuice Crossover, Say It Thrice, Betelgeuse didn't realize how young Lydia was during the events of the movie. He was not happy when he finds out what he almost did.
    • He also doesn't like Sanduleak's preferred methods of interacting with the living. Especially since he tried to drag Betelgeuse into it without telling him what he had in mind. Betelgeuse made his displeasure known quite clearly.
  • In A Thin Veneer, as part of the new Federation/Klingon alliance against the Minbari, Kirk's former Klingon adversary Kor assures Kirk that he and other Klingons condemn Kurge's actions on Genesis and regret that Kirk lost his son in such a manner.
  • According to Luffy/Ranma in Stallion of the Line, sailing under false colorsnote  is despicable even for pirates.
  • A Starstruck Phantasmic Romance: In this crossover between Danny Phantom and Teen Titans, Starfire becomes a Stalker with a Crush to Danny. Despite how her overly strong affections are making him uncomfortable, Danny doesn't like seeing her get her feelings hurt and gets angry at Val-Yor still saying bigoted things about her.
  • In this Hazbin Hotel/Helluva Boss crossover fancomic, even Angel Dust — the living embodiment of All Gays Are Promiscuous — thinks that Stolas is coming off too strong in his phone calls with Blitzo.
  • Teenage Jinchuriki Shinobi:
    • Raphael smacks Michelangelo on the head everytime the latter says or does something foolish, but even the former is disgusted by how poorly Neji treats Hinata.
    • Similarly, Raph gets outraged when Itachi, while fighting Sasuke, tries to pull a Not So Different moment.
  • In Theogony, Kratos admits to briefly knowing Medea during his tenure as the greek god of war, but refused to sleep with her because even he, despite his Sexual Prowess and Blood Knight tendencies at the time, was wary of the consequences of doing so.
  • Turnabout Storm:
    • For all the blatant cutesy-ness of Equestria and its inhabitants, they still consider that the pink heart-shaped Equestrian attorney badge is far too excessive in that regard.
    • Despite Trixie's Jerkass tendencies, and not being the most honest pony herself, she shows a dislike for liars that lie to save their own hide. This shows when she abandons her own witness after a very long string of lies, and later when she helps Phoenix to further expose another witness despite having already done so herself, which only serves to give an opening for Phoenix's case.
    • Turns out that Ace Swift was an invincible racer because he blackmailed the living hell out of any potential competitors so they would let him win. His assistant Sonata was OK with this... until Ace demanded one of his competitors to quit or he would cut the life support of his ailing sister. Sonata decided that this was just something too cruel to stand behind, regardless of the consequences to herself (his "murder" was an accident triggered when he was trying to kill her, even).
  • Unity (Finmonster): While GoGo has no qualms in sneaking 18-year-old Violet into a nightclub for Girls' Night, she draws the line at bringing 12-year-old Riley and Tip there.
  • The Originals of The Universiad are to a man Combat Pragmatists who cheerfully advocate There Is No Kill Like Overkill, but the results of deploying a Witch during the "Starkiller" Black Star incident were so brutal that even normally The Unfettered Gideon020, who is unafraid to go to lengths that many Originals find distasteful, was forced to reconsider the morality of doing so.
  • Universe Falls: Stan Pines will readily admit to having a well-deserved reputation as a greedy crook, but as seen in "Like A Comet", even he thinks Greg's old manager Marty was a money-grubbing sleazebag.
  • Wandering Pilot has Menace, who deeply cares for Shinji as a "servant". When she finds Melona mercilessly abusing his newfound Healing Factor and raping him in the process. She obliterates the slime girl without a second thought.
  • Despite planning on breaking up Harry and Wednesday so he can shag the latter in When Harry met Wednesday, Cormac McLaggen has no desire to bed the girl who wants to hook up with Harry as she's way too young and "A kid with a great rack is still a kid".
  • In XCOM: Second Contact, the Citadel races think Humanity Is Insane, but even Udina is stunned when the former talk of cloning fertile Chryssalids.
  • In XSGCOM, X-COM is considered short a few marbles by almost everyone else... so "When the guys in charge of X-COM think you’re too nuts to be on a UFO Retrieval Team, then you’ve got some serious issues."

  • Where Talent Goes To Die,
    • Hoshino is a brutally honest and rude individual who says some incredibly harsh and even cruel things to his fellow classmates, be they living or dead. However, he noticeably holds back when he's dealing with someone who's about to die, as he does with the first killer between their conviction and execution.
    • Kurogane, the Ultimate Shogi Player, is extremely bitter about Miura defeating him in shogi despite her never having played before, frequently sniping at her, refusing to accept her apologies and giving her a vicious "The Reason You Suck" Speech. In spite of his antipathy toward Miura, Kurogane points out that he wouldn't seriously consider killing her or anyone else.
    • In School Mode, Kurogane is willing to calm down enough to spend time with (and eventually reconcile with) Miura, partly because doing so is necessary to escape, and partly because he doesn't think even she deserves to be trapped inside the school, since everyone in question is unaware that the school was originally designated as a shelter from the Tragedy.
    • It turns out that since Talent High School was founded so that the people who established the school could send their children and relatives to a prestigious and exclusive high school, its admission standards are surprisingly lax, at least when it comes to anyone related to the board. That said, it's suggested that they do reject some of the more outlandish Ultimate candidates, such as one "Ultimate Pirate," even though said boy was the nephew of one of the board members.

Danny Phantom

  • In fanfic Resurrected Memories: Sam who despite expressing annoyance and jealousy over Danny and Amberline’s growing feelings for each other is disgusted when Paulina suggests they team up. Sam’s first reaction is to slap Paulina and explode, explaining her disgust that Paulina would even suggest that she would betray her friend. It ends with a girl fight between the two in the girl’s bathroom.

Daredevil (2015)

  • In Learn to Live With the Unimaginable, the Punisher has no problems gunning down people, but throw a couple of Child Soldiers at him and the man goes almost catatonic from shock and horror. For a man who treasured his own children to the point he completely lost it when he failed to save their lives, willingly breaking a kid into a weapon is THE Moral Event Horizon, and he spends the whole fic trying to protect both kids away from danger and giving them some shreds of normalcy by taking them to the arcade.

Dragon Ball

  • Master Roshi in Legend Of The Monkey God quickly becomes uncomfortable when he realizes Bulma was underaged when he was perving on her.

The Familiar of Zero

  • In The Steep Path Ahead, pulling an I Surrender, Suckers is utterly despicable even to mercenaries. You might be fighting with or against your current opponents the next day so you have to be able to trust that they'll honor your surrender or guard your back in either situation.
  • In Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji, even Headmaster Osmond finds the "Deflowering Punishment" abhorrent, and only includes it in Saito and Louise's master-apprentice contract because he has to. He notes that those who set the rules regarding such contracts were disgustingly perverted even by his standards.

Frozen (2013)

  • Fanfic Let the Storm Rage On does this frequently with Hans. He frequently lies, manipulates, cheats, and even kills for his goals, but he despises pointless cruelty and self-indulgence, either with greed or when he and Elsa are kidnapped and sexually molested by a Depraved Bisexual. He also frequently blasts the concept of Screw the Rules, I Make Them!.
  • The Frozen fanfic A Marriage Of Convenience. No matter how much Elsa, Anna and Kristoff may hate Hans at first, they're utterly horrified by the abusive and sadistic manner his father and all but one of his brothers treat him.

Game of Thrones

  • The Raven's Plan: Doran Martell hates the Lannisters, but even he feels sorry for them when he learns that Joanna Lannister was killed by the family's Maester (as part of a far-reaching conspiracy) and takes vindication in the knowledge that they'll soon have revenge for it.

Girls und Panzer

  • In Boys und Sensha-do!, Anchovy doesn't think much of Miho and is desperate to win against her to prove that her school's "not a joke", but she's horrified when Miho accidentally gets shot.


  • Colonel Yang from Halo: the Art of War is an eccentric Bunny-Ears Lawyer of an engineer and lenient with Spearhead's antics, but even he thinks Serena is too nuts to be allowed Spartan augmentation, and he also had Thom-293 taken off Noble for pushing his luck too many times.

Harry Potter

  • In And the Unethical Binding Contract Harry gets involved in the Triwizard Tournament at eleven, and almost everyone is too horrified at the idea he'll have to compete in a tournament that had been originally suspended for the death toll to even consider he tried to get in on purpose (of the named characters, only Draco Malfoy seems to think it, but he's The Bully and eleven himself), to the point that Rita Skeeter (a notable Hate Sink in the source material) doesn't even consider to write any of her sensationalist stories on Harry, focusing instead on the fact Harry was somehow dragged in the tournament.
  • In fanfic A Light in the Dark Hermione is actually a demon incarnated as a human trying to achieve redemption and has lost her sense of good eons before the incarnation, but even she is appalled at how Neville's relatives treated him to try and get his magic out. Also, one of the things demons retain from their past as angels is complete respect for pacts, or at least their letter, so she's quite vexed at the current status of house elves, as it's a complete corruption of the original pact that neither side is aware of anymore.
  • In Corvine even Mad-Eye Moody is disturbed by Dumbledore's growing delusions and paranoia.
  • Fred and George Weasley back out of their relentless pranking of Malfoy in For Love of Magic despite being paid to do so, because they feel it's crossed the line into bullying and they're pranksters, not bullies.
    • Harry eventually grows into a borderline sociopath but even he finds some things abhorrent, the most notable being cognivores: creatures that devour thoughts until they leave you a vegetable. Not only is the concept horrific, but the brains that were used to make them came from homeless people who were murdered for said brains.
  • When Ron is gifted a Nimbus 2000 in Holocron, he isn't worried about Fred and George messing with the broom because to them, Quidditch is just too sacred.
  • In the fanfic Lord of Darkness, while Harry freely acknowledges that he could be considered a 'Dark' Lord by certain criteria, he has never killed anyone who had not in some way caused or attempted to cause harm to himself or those he cares about.

How to Train Your Dragon

  • While much of Snotlout's more heinous qualities in Lost Boy are ignored or covered up, the last straw for everyone was when he turned one of the catapults (a device he has no experience or clearance using) and fires it into the village with claims that he was targeting dragons. Not only did this endanger the people in the village, but it also leaves the Thorstons homeless and the village forge unusable. It is implied that this was a direct attempt at killing Hiccup by making it look like an accident. Not even his father is on his side this time. The final nail in the coffin was driven when Snotlout threw Hiccup under the bus and had him be held hostage by Alvin when, as heir, it was his duty to the village to step in when Stoick was injured.
  • In Prodigal Son, when Astrid asks Snotlout to teach for her in the Killing Arena, he agrees on the condition that she names him better than her at being a viking, a sailor, a skilled warrior and poet. It is not until he tries to get her to say that he is the best lay does she lose her patience, break his nose and force him to tell everyone in the Great Hall that they have never slept together before more or less forcing him to honor his side of the deal.
  • When everyone thinks Hiccup and Zephyr both died in a raid in What Lies Beneath, Jerrik tactlessly remarks that mourning them isn't worth it and that Astrid's pregnancy secures an heir. While most of the village thought that Hiccup was a poor viking and Zephyr took after him more so then they had liked (even though she's only three-years old), the look on everyone's faces makes it clear that his words are beyond appropriate. When Astrid responds with Unstoppable Rage, no one even thinks to stop her, Stoick stopping after she got a few hits in with a plank of wood first. When Jerrik tries to justify his words, various other villagers contradict him with kind words about them.

Kantai Collection
  • Ambience: A Fleet Symphony:
    • Damon is very lax as far as discipline is concerned, but even he draws the line at the ship girls physically coming to blows with each other.
    • Kasumi is far from a fan of Damon, but the antipathy Akebono demonstrates in chapter 280 is so great that even she thinks it's going too far.
  • In The Greatest Generation, Dakota may be an incorrigible prankster with a malfunctioning filter, but in chapter ten even she realises that she might have gone too far.

The Loud House

  • In An April Advisory, the Loud siblings don't like Luan's April Fool's pranks, but they're all horrified when Luna viciously beats up Luan in retaliation for pulling one of those pranks on her despite Luna specifically asking her not to. Leni and Lynn even rushed into the fight in order to keep Luna from injuring Luan even more.
  • The Fool Who Cried Foul: Luan may go overboard with her pranks sometimes, especially on April Fool's Day. However, pranks meant to put people in danger are off-limits for her and her more potentially dangerous pranks have some kind of fail-safe to prevent victims of those pranks from being harmed. She gets disturbed when a Loony Fan of her prank channel, LuanFan41/ Suzanne Hedger dedicated several harmful pranks to her on her own prank channel. When that pranking spree eventually culminates into a fake bomb threat at Beaverton High, Luan makes a public statement on her prank channel condemning the whole incident and reports LuanFan41 to the authorities, which gets her prank channel deleted.
  • In A Load Of Bulk, Lisa is fine with experimenting on animals, but terminates the experiments when she sees they're in pain.
  • Losing Him: According to Lana, even Flip is disgusted with the Louds for kicking Lincoln out of the house because they believed he was bad luck, especially since Lincoln was shot by a mugger as a result.
  • In Mall Rats, Lincoln is said to break promises sometimes, but never a promise made on Christmas.
  • One Girl With Ten Brothers: In Chapter 21, paranormal expert Lars is wary of finding La Llorona after he overhears Robbie Dan tell the legends to Linka.
  • In What You Wish For, while Lori Loud does admit to disliking Carol Pingrey and wanting her to always live in her shadow, she would never physically hurt Carol.

Love Hina

  • In For His Own Sake Anyone from the outside seeing the antics of the Hinata tenants.
    • The headmistress of St. Clavius Academy does not have a good opinion of Seta and called him out on his uselessness at disciplining his own child and shoving the responsibility off onto her and the school. But still she feels pity for him when Sarah disowns him as a father and feels disgust for Sarah viewing her as hopeless child and vows to make her see the mistake she made.
    • Naru's mother Saori admit to Naru she does not have a great relationship with her ex husband Naru's father Ushio, but she tells Naru she was disgusted with the way she treated him and tells her she understands why he did not take her (Naru) in.

Marvel Cinematic Universe

  • I Hope You Have Unlimited Text Messaging:
    • Tony is incensed when he learns that SHIELD elected to tell Steve about his seventy-eight year old half-sister that he never knew existed via dossier, instead of telling him in person and easing him into it.
    • Likewise, Steve, while understanding, is not happy to learn that Tony's parents sent him off to boarding school without telling him why. After all, it's one thing to hide from your adult friend/love interest that their long-dead parents were murdered by terrorists, especially when you learned about the information while in the middle of a crisis. It's another to send them off to boarding school without telling them that someone was making repeated attempts to murder their father, that their Honorary Aunt was a casualty of one of these attempts, and that they're terrified of him being a casualty of another. He's also not happy to learn that Peggy was complicit in this.
  • In If I Could Start Again, Odin admits that he sealed away Hela rather than kill her because despite all she'd done, he couldn't bring himself to kill his own daughter. As such, Odin confesses that if he'd realized Laufey had left his own infant son to die, he'd have broken the peace treaty with Jotunheim before the ink had finished drying.
  • Wanda Maximoff of all people defends Tony Stark in Sam Councils Communication when she learns that Steve hid that Tony's parents were murdered. Despite her own dislike of Tony, dead parents hits too close to home for her.
  • In So Wrong, Nick Fury himself admits that he's not a good person (which is somewhat of an Understatement), but even he is troubled when he finds out that Carol Danvers is obsessed with Peter Parker, who is less than half her age.
  • In Wanda Does Therapy, a Recursive Fanfiction for World War Me, Wanda Maximoff still dislikes Tony Stark for the role he played in her parents' death, but she admits to her therapist that she finds it extremely unfair to Tony to make him house Bucky Barnes. She had trouble living in the same building as Tony and he merely designed the bomb that killed her parents; Bucky was actually present and the one who killed Tony's parents (albeit while brainwashed). So why is it okay for her to avoid Tony but not okay for Tony to avoid Bucky?

My Hero Academia

  • For The Want of a Nail:
    • Deku? I think he's some pro...:
      • The various underground heroes are appalled by how Izuku's treated by Bakugou.
      • Izuku's classmates express discomfort at performing the Quirk assessment since the lowest-performing student will be expelled and Izuku doesn't have a Quirk, though they rescind their objections when it's pointed out some of them don't have Quirks that would help them during said assessment anyway.
      • When All Might gives his reasons why he thinks Izuku should not be in UA, all of his fellow teachers could not help but be horrified and disgusted by the Symbol of Peace. Aizawa in particular storms out of the room because he "didn't need the murder of the number one hero on his resume".
      • When Izuku casually responds to death threats that he has been given due to being desensitised to them, the rest of Class 1-A react in horror, both to Izuku being threatened and Izuku's lack of a reaction.
    • Viridian: The Green Guide: Bakugou is completely disgusted when Aldera's principal suspends Izuku for getting beaten to the point of his arm being broken. It helps solidify his Heel Realization.
    • Cheat Code: Support Strategist: Izuku's fellow support students are disgusted that he used to get in trouble for reporting discrimination back at his middle school, whilst Power Loader assures him that UA staff actually follow their policies.
  • As much as Bakugo loves to swear in Heaven's Eye, even he won't do it in front of Eri.
  • POWER!!: An origin story: Despite hating Izuku and constantly belittling him, even Bakugo feels no one deserves to have been in an orphanage for as long Izuku has (about 8 years). Bakugo is also pleasantly surprised to find out Izuku had been adopted and congratulates him (albeit still telling him to stay away from U.A.).
  • No matter how much of an Abusive Parent Endeavor is, even he won't stoop so low as to harm (what he thinks is) an innocent cat in Izuku's Catsuki. His son Shoto takes advantage of this when he is turned into a cat by Izuku, pretty much getting away with clawing and destroying his father's stuff without fear of punishment.
  • Played for Laughs in Worm For All when Best Jeanist thinks Izuku is taking drugs.
    Izuku: No I did not do drugs! It’s upsetting that my own father would think I’d do something like that. I would never do drugs! Murder? Yes. Treason? Most definitely if it meant I would rule over. But drugs? Who do you take me for?

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

  • A Diplomatic Visit:
    • Pinkie Pie shocks Twilight by revealing there's a group she won’t throw a party for. The group in question is a pony-supremacist one - racists who hate all non-ponies.
    • In chapter 6 of the sequel Diplomat at Large, while the Powers are being discussed, Discord mentions he found someone who'd make a good future Lady of Lies, except for one thing - she's a complete and utter sociopath, and he doesn't want her associated with him. Diplomacy Through Schooling reveals that he was refering to Cozy Glow.
  • Her Inner Demons
    • Rainbow Dash is a meat-headed jock, but she resents people who stare their nose down at people for being smart.
    • The Shadowbolts maybe hypercompetitive jerks, but they were horrified and sympathetic to Twilight when she revealed Cinch blackmailed her.
  • Molestia is very much the Anything That Moves type, as well doing quite a few that don't move, but she does have a few fetishes she doesn't engage in, such as vore or necrophilia, and won't violate those who are underage.
  • In Loved and Lost, Twilight Sparkle is manipulated by Prince Jewelius into losing her trust and respect toward her friends, brother and Princess Celestia in retaliation of their treatment of her during the course of "A Canterlot Wedding". She supports Jewelius when he's Equestria's king against her former loved ones who are now pariahs. Fortunately, despite having given up on them, she takes no satisfaction from their misfortunes, hates seeing Shining Armor being flogged (despite disowning him the previous night) and tries to speak on his behalf, and when Celestia gives her a heartfelt apology while facing the gallows, she starts protesting against the hanging of the fallen princess. Before Twilight comes to her senses and reconciles with her former loved ones, she doesn't exactly agree with the way Jewelius seems to become obsessed with ruining their lives to the point of making the entire town of Ponyville suffer for their mistakes and doing nothing for the escaped Changeling army.
  • The Pieces Lie Where They Fell: In the sequel Picking up the Pieces, Night Blade's brother Deep Blade admits that he may flirt and sleep around, but not with women who are already in committed relationships.

  • Kurama from Blackkat's Reverse openly admits to be a bloodthirsty monster - actually more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, but still a Humanoid Abomination without any qualms regarding threatening people to eat their corpses. He thinks Itachi is fucked up.
  • The Last Prayer:
    • Zabuza refuses to simply steal back his sword from Naruto because the genin won it fair and square, instead insisting on challenging him again for it.
    • The fourth Raikage is so disgusted by "The Monster Study" that he immediately defunds it and would've had the two running it arrested or executed if their popularity didn't make it impossible.
    • Oyashiro is a largely amoral merchant who literally sold his own mother for an exotic animal. However, he's upset with Tenten's father for trying to sell something that didn't belong to him.
  • In Vapors even the epic Dirty Old Man Jiraiya refuses to perve on his god-daughter Aiko. Naruto's Aiko-based Sexy no Jutsu actually disgusts him, and he cringes away from her breasts when he needs to examine a seal on her chest.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

  • The Child of Love: Gendo had done plenty questionable or horrible things, but in this story he mixes Asuka's LCL with hormone-boosters so that she has sex and gets pregnant -despite of being only thirteen-. Then he modifies her foetus genetically in order to create a new Super Soldier lifeform he plans to use like a weapon as soon as Asuka gives birth... additionally, Asuka may die when she delivers her baby, who is accidentally his granddaughter, but Gendo does not care. Everyone is so disgusted and sickened with him -including his lover, his right hand and his puppet who had had helped him loyalty until then- that they turn against him. Even Rei -who had been absolutely and unconditionally faithful to him- said she rather obey Misato because she was "more human".
  • Kaworu in Neon Metathesis Evangelion is furious over being forced to kill Lelliel while the latter is retreating. After doing so, he kills the man who ordered him to do so.

One Piece

  • This Bites!:
    • Soundbite is a prankster who doesn't care a whit about being racist with the voices he gives to other animals. He does, however, have the decency to be sensitive and somber when it comes to matters involving death. Notable is his utter disgust when Vice Admiral Onigumo orders a battleship destroyed in hopes of killing Luffy.
    • Christmas brings out the best in everybody; the Baroque Works agents call a truce with the Little Garden giants (albeit at Miss Goldenweek's…insistence), Kohza and Cobra acknowledge a Christmas truce, heck, even Crocodile gets in on it by spending an extortionate amount of money to buy Robin a gift. The only one who's not shown being kinder is Doflamingo...and even he's a small step above his typical tyranny for those who know his true colors.
    • Cross himself is an adrenaline junkie that laughs in the face of near-death, but even he freaks out when he sees a ghost ship worthy of Davy Jones (complete with Soundbite-assisted theme music).
    • Cross and the Straw Hats are willing to do anything to save Merry... except agree to B.R.O.B.'s suggestion of the Ivankov treatment.
    • Boss, Manly Dugong that he is, balks at the idea of jumping into an abyss and landing on an arcing Rocketman to cross the gap to the Tower of Justice.
    • Cross normally just laughs at Luffy's stupidity... but when it transcends the Shonen genre, he completely loses it.
    • Sengoku hates Akainu and his methods and would've tossed him into Level Six of Impel Down years ago — unfortunately, the ever-growing number of pirates means that Akainu's monstrous strength is needed, much to his regret, as he admits to Tsuru and even Akainu himself.


Pirates of the Caribbean

  • In "The Curse of the White Sword", while the upper-crust might secretly frown upon a gentlewoman becoming engaged to a lower-class blacksmith, Governor Swann earns greater disapproval when he gives new arrival Sir Reginald Hamilton permission to try and court Elizabeth just because Will hasn't been able to afford a ring yet, considering that he already gave his approval of Will courting Elizabeth and had no right to go back on his word.


  • Pokémon: A Marvelous Journey: Lakeisha Knowles constantly bullies her little sister Merlin because she's on the Autism Spectrum, and it eventually escalates into Lakeisha videotaping one of Merlin's meltdowns on her phone without anybody else's knowledge or permission so she could spread it around and make people think she's a Spoiled Brat. However, she only texts the video to her friends because she thought that posting it on the internet would be taking it too far. It winds up saving Lakeisha from an even worse punishment when all of said friends are disgusted with Lakeisha for violating Merlin's privacy like that and one of them tells a teacher what happened, forcing Lakeisha to face the consequences for her actions.
  • Pokémon Reset Bloodlines is not a Paul-friendly fic and does not shed away from the view that the guy's an utter jerk, but even he isn't homophobic. If you're skilled, he couldn't care less what direction you swing.
    • This extends to Ash himself, even more than in canon. While he remains an all-around Nice Guy and All-Loving Hero, it's a sign of his maturity that he doesn't sit back and tolerate everything bad from other people, Paul included.

Ranma ½

  • In Heated Storm Yields a Wild Horse's Heart, Nabiki was only joking when she rented Ranma to Kodachi, not thinking the girl would actually have 300,000 yen on hand. Similarly, Ranma feels uncomfortable manipulating Kodachi when he sees how much she enjoys even slight affection.
  • Cologne in Ranma: Happenstance Gone Right does not condone true mind control (the Red Thread is borderline as it made Ranma feel for Shampoo what she feels for him), and is both outraged and horrified that Shampoo and Ukyou made Ranma sign marriage certificates while under the effect of the Lady-killer Band-aid.
    • She later gives Mousse a What the Hell, Hero? for using a bomb against Ranma in a residential district, lambasting him for doing so in an area that he couldn't possibly be sure was free of non-combatants.
  • In fanfic Same Time Next Year, even money-grubbing Nabiki is disgusted to hear what Genma put Ranma through while the latter was growing up.


  • In Professor Arc: Student of Vacuo, a group of Huntsmen hired by the SDC (including Jaune and Neo) revolt when they spot the mine's guards shooting faunus workers and leaving them to die. They kill every guard they find and help the faunus workers hole up in the barracks long enough for the White Fang to arrive.
  • A Rabbit Among Wolves:
    • The White Fang are violent terrorists with little love for humanity, but many of them really don't like Adam for being an ultraviolent asshole. When Jaune accidentally slits Adam's throat, none of his goons are remotely upset, and even make Jaune their new leader.
    • Lisa Lavender has become aloof toward the scandal and violence she covers as a reporter, but she was pissed when she found out an SDC manager was sexually violating her employees.
  • Roar of the LION: Ovan starts out as a bit of a Jerkass and is firmly in the Good Is Not Nice camp even after he mellows out, but it doesn't stop him from being disgusted by Weiss' bigotry towards Faunus.
    Ovan: Wow, and you call me a monster.

A Song of Ice and Fire

  • Ned Stark Lives: Tyrion Lannister has never gotten along well with Joffrey, who he considers an incredibly selfish and violent Royal Brat who would bring the Kingdoms down along with him; even so, he is disgusted and outraged when he hears that Joffrey didn't die from his fall into the Blackwater Bay at the Fall of King's Landing, but that he was slain in single combat by Stannis Baratheon, despite being crippled and half-conscious at the time. It's one of the few things he and Cersei can agree on by that point.

Teen Titans

  • Beast Boy And Raven Join PETA: While Cyborg is a proud meat-eater, he refuses to eat lamb or veal as they're from baby animals, and he only eats eggs from cage-free chickens.

Total Drama

  • The Doctor Will See You Now: Gwen, despite being a horror-loving Goth, was just as horrified as everyone else when she heard about Cornwall Heights Hospital. She even compares the idea of having a challenge there akin to having one at Auschwitz.
  • Erin's Total Magical Adventure
    • Depression to be goth is too dark even for Sylvia.
      • Listening to Ivan's ghost guitar playing was too dark for Sylvia as well.
  • Predator and Prey: Despite Bridgette (and everyone else's) dislike for Heather, Bridgette chooses to share her rape story with Heather because she fears that Heather's feelings for Alejandro will result in her experiencing the same traumatic horrors that she did.
  • Second Chance At Love: Gwen wanted Duncan to stop being a bully and was sadden to learn he did not stop. This was one of the reasons she breaks up with him.
  • A TDA Love Triangle with Betty, Cody, and Gwenny: Despite her friendship with Bridgette being ended, Gwen was sad to hear her break-up with Geoff and how Geoff was treating her.
  • TDWT Reducks Redux: Billy's finally had it with everything Chris does towards the contestants, as well as the host's rampant misappropriation of the show's budget, prompting him to fire Chris and make him a mere assistant like Chef.
  • Total Drama All-Stars Rewrite
    • Despite Heather having a strong dislike for Gwen herself, even she thinks that Courtney's grudge against Gwen has became needlessly petty at this point.
    • Owen is horrified when he learns that Chris has trapped the other contestants in balloons filled with his (Owen's) farts.
    Owen: Wha? Chris! You didn’t tell me you were putting people in those balloons! (gasps) You’ve been using farts for evil?!!?
  • Total Drama: Cody's Redemption: Gwen hates Cody because of her hatred of geeks in general, and ignores the good he has done for her and the team, but when she tells Cody to kill himself, she is shocked and knows she went too far. When Cody runs away, Gwen breaks down and admits she messed up.
  • Total Drama Reloaded
    • Even if Brittany Drake, has a ruthless view of the competition, she won't let another contestant suffer or die.
    • Despite Amelia Meadows drive to win the competition, she will help someone in mortal danger.
  • Total Zeksmit Series
    • Both Izzy and Courtney think that Eva's apparant plans for winning the competition are rather brutal.
    • Courtney specifically draws a few lines: It's okay to form a secret alliance with someone, and it's okay to use that alliance to threaten outsiders to get what you want. (Thanks to Beth and Lindsay's prior experience with Heather, insiders on the other hand is out of the question.) But you better follow your word through, do not lie about convincing your teammates to kick yourself off.
    • Ezekiel relies on making his challenges cheap sometimes and lets violence pass through, but he will not downright rig the game in his favor, or do anything else like Chris does. No Loophole Abuses here, unless another contestant tries to do the same — even then, Justin's the one who comes up with a way out.
  • Ultimate Ridonculous Race: Kelly has always put up with Taylor's attitude, but even she can't tolerate the Internet Critics. She even told them to get a life.

Touken Ranbu

  • Tales of the Undiscovered Swords: In his "The Reason You Suck" Speech delivered to his Stalker with a Crush Hatsuzakura, Ōkurikara states that while he doesn't appreciate company and views others as all sorts of "irritating", he never goes so far as to outright hate anyone, and Hatsuzakura who repeatedly intrudes on his privacy will be the first exception to that rule.
    Ōkurikara: I tried not to hate you, because I don't go around actively despising others. I don't roll that way. But now that you insist on jeopardizing my life with your non-stop stalking, I have nothing but complete hatred for you.

Warrior Cats

  • Blood! Rusty AU: Rusty will kill most cats who cross his way, but he takes exception for young kits and pregnant mollies.

The Worst Witch

  • In "Trauma", even the usually insensitive and arrogant Ethel Hallow realises that she went too far when she provoked Mildred into admitting in front of the rest of the school that she had been raped over the summer holidays and was now pregnant with her rapist's child.

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