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The superhero community has to deal with it as a moral, legal and political issue in crime fighting. Lethal force used against super-villains and other criminals is usually met with negative public opinion, as heroes working outside the law can't be held up to the same standards as regular m

Killing is intentionally causing the death of any other living creature, and it has a highly controversial position in the DC Universe.

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The superhero community has to deal with it as a moral, legal and political issue in crime fighting. Lethal force used against super-villains and other criminals is usually met with negative public opinion, as heroes working outside the law can't be held up to the same standards as regular members of law enforcement. The psychological effects and the philosophical implications of ending another person's life make this a line that most heroes choose never to cross.


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Heroes who regularly kill or have lost their killing virginity:

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  2. 'JLA: Superpower'
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  5. Batman Vol 1 1
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  27. Green Lantern (Volume 4) #24, see excerpt
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  35. Flash Comics Vol 1 7
  36. Infinite Crisis #1
  37. Manhunter (Volume 3) #1
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  40. Joker: Last Laugh #6
  41. JSA #9
  42. Crack Comics #1
  43. Crack Comics #2
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  45. Crack Comics #9
  46. Crack Comics #3
  47. Final Crisis #2
  48. Starman (Volume 2) #3
  49. Starman (Volume 2) #60
  50. Action Comics #2
  51. Superman #2
  52. Superman Family #187
  53. Crisis on Infinite Earths #12
  54. Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime #1
  55. Superboy #69
  56. Action Comics #255
  57. Action Comics #342
  58. Superman #229
  59. Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #138
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  61. Superman #252
  62. Action Comics #463
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  64. Superman #304
  65. Superman Family #187
  66. Superman Special #1
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  68. Final Crisis #6
  69. Wonder Woman (Volume 2) #219, see excerpt
  70. Secret Six (Volume 3) #14


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