This is not a typical post in this subverse, but I would like to discuss the topic of justified killing with the demographic here. Not a technical post, but it has to do with the morality of using deadly force.
In various other media and in personal discussions I have had, it is often assumed as an axiom that killing is wrong in general, that using violence for whatever reason is wrong. Usually this is in the context of an individual stepping up themselves though (and not the state).
In these scene from X-Men Origins: Wolverine Kayla has the man who just shot her lover in the head (wolverine) come over to shoot her. She's a mutant and grabs his ankle and since she has mind control powers, causes him to point the pistol at his own head. She says "I should make you pull the trigger. But that would make us no better than you." Instead she orders him to take a really long walk until his feet bleed. This is someone who had systematically been genociding her kind for years, had killed government officials who tried to stop him from creating weapons of mass destruction, and would CERTAINLY continue the effort if let go. However, according the Kayla in the movie, it would make her just like him to kill him. To me this makes absolutely no sense.
So, apparently whoever wrote the script here juts sees 'killing' as bad, no difference whether or not it is self defense or anything.
I notice this belief when killing is the topic of conversation, it is referred to "making a decision to take someone's life" when the topic is a violent deadly attack. SWAT operators get asked about 'their' decision, as if the person threatening to kill children isn't the one responsible for the killing. Also, this is just one example of many, if I were taking notes I could make a very long list of such scenes, this isn't an X-Men post and I am sure you can all think of similar instances. For example, when I watched Munich 2005 the actors were supposed to be struggling whether "we are the same as the terrorists" when the whole plot of the movie was Israel huntind down terrorists who murdered their Olympic athletes. Why someone would feel guilty killing an inbred terrorists I have no idea...
Killing is good in some circumstances. I'm fine with it, and even in the gun community I see a lot of this, "oh, you will feel so bad if you kill someone". If I ever catch a man raping a woman or child, you can bet I will intervene and if possible, I'll make sure I kill them. The good end of a story involving armed robbery or rape, the only good ending, is the bad guy was killed. If someone loses their temper or there's a misunderstanding, I'll back off or apologize and try to deescalate. But with rape of assault with a deadly weapon on innocents, the appropriate action is to hit back with intention to cause death.
So my question is, why would anyone make this statement? Is there some conspiracy to make people believe violence is always bad? is it just bad writing? Do people argue this only when they feel guilty because others will step up when they are afraid to? It's not that I just disagree, I don't understand the other side at all here.