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וַיְדַבֵּ֣ר אֱלֹהִ֔ים אֵ֛ת כָּל־הַדְּבָרִ֥ים הָאֵ֖לֶּה לֵאמֹֽר׃
-- Exodus 20:1,13 (in the Westminster Codex)
"Hey, "Thou Shalt Not Kill", remember? What kind of church man are you?"—Vash the Stampede, Trigun
Bruce Wayne/Batman: "I'm no executioner."Bruce: "That's why it's so important. It separates us from them."
Henri Ducard/Ra's Al Ghul: "Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share."
Superman: "There are at least six different ways I can stop you right now."Lex Luthor: "You could have crushed me any time you wanted. And it wasn't the law or the will of the people that stopped you - it was your ego. Being a hero was too important to you. You're as much responsible for this as I am! So go ahead, fix it somehow. Put me on trial, lock me up - but I'll beat it. And then we'll start the whole thing all over again."
Lex Luthor: "But they all involve deadly force, don't they? And you don't do that. [Superman is silent] No. You need me. You wouldn't be much of a hero without a villain, and you do love being a hero, don't you? The cheering children, the swooning women - you love it so much, it's made you my most reliable accomplice!"
Superman: "Accomplice?! What're you--"
—Justice League, A Better World
"An honorable warrior does not need to kill other cats to win his battles, unless they are outside the warrior code or it is necessary for self-defense."—Code 14 of the Warrior Code, Warrior Cats