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Basic Trope: A character who refuses to harm children.

  • Straight:
    • Hiro is against the thought of himself hurting children.
    • Emperor Evulz has no qualms on harming innocents, but doesn't harm children.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed:
    • Evulz doesn't attack children, but has few qualms regarding putting them in harm's way or having them injured/killed as a result of collateral damage.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
    • Hiro is a Kid Hero who abhors the thought of harming adults.
  • Subverted: Hiro claims to never have lay a single hand on children, just until he attacked one.
  • Double Subverted: It turned out to be one of Dr. Evulz's androids.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Hiro kills children like any other Mook
  • Enforced: The show runners want to keep Evulz and Hiro sympathetic. No way they can be shown stabbing kindergartners and still be sympathetic.
  • Advertisement:
  • Lampshaded: "Some guy like you sure don't like to hurt those little rascals."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Hiro's enemies know he won't hurt children, so they send a Tyke-Bomb after him.
  • Defied: Evulz trains his minions using child-sized, look-alike targets, to make them less reluctant to harm minors.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
    • Hiro is so dedicated to never harming children that it extends to evil Enfant Terribles who have no qualms in harming adults, and know they can get away with it because they're underage.
    • Sure, Hiro spared all of the kids, but their parents were Monsteros' Mooks. Kids grow up, and they can certainly hold a grudge against Hiro for killing their parents.
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