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Basic Trope: A edited scene that gives the hero justification for killing some one

  • Straight: In the first version the hero shoot a bad guy, in the edited version, the bad guy shot first and missed
  • Exaggerated: EVERY bad guy shots and misses before the hero can kill him
  • Justified: The edit is more consistent with Bob's personality.
  • Inverted: In the first version of a show there was a justification of killing a man to prevent miscegenation. As he was already wanted at the time removing this heinous bit made him more Anti-Hero than Villain Protagonist.
  • Subverted: ???
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: The justifications given are for "offenses" so minor it amounts to Disproportionate Retribution like "was a bad tipper" or "jaywalked back in 1989".
  • Deconstructed: ???
  • Reconstructed: ???
  • Zig Zagged: The edited version with the villain shooting first is in some re-releases, but left out in others.
  • Averted: The hero finds the villain and kills them with no hesitation.
  • Enforced: The writers are worried the audience might lose sympathy for the hero for killing a villain that isn't fighting them.
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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