Has one ever killed a 'civilian' deliberately? For the purpose of this question it would be an individual one-on-one situation, not destroying a star to save a galaxy or some such thing. This question is not meant to include supervillains or their semi-super henchmen.

Edit: For the purpose of this question, a superhero would be someone with super-powers, not someone who is 'normal' but has cool gadgets such as Ironman or Batman, etc. Also, I'm referring to the comics not Hollywood movies.

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    Punisher kills pretty much everyone he meets.
    – Wad Cheber
    Feb 22, 2016 at 2:56
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    Same with Deadpool.
    – Derek
    Feb 22, 2016 at 2:58
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    There's a reason why you don't tug on Superman's cape. Feb 22, 2016 at 3:01
  • @MajorStackings That was well placed. +1
    – Morgan
    Feb 22, 2016 at 3:04
  • I edited the question to make it more clear what is meant by "superhero".
    – Morgan
    Feb 22, 2016 at 3:31

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Captain American is a soldier, so no surprise there

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Batman killed an intellectually handicapped man in Batman No 1 (1941). Does that count?

Source: Cracked.com, The 6 Most Brutal Murders Committed by Batman.

  • According to the question, Batman doesn't count.
    – user867
    Feb 22, 2016 at 6:12
  • @user867 After this answer was posted, the question was edited to disqualify Batman.
    – user14111
    Feb 22, 2016 at 8:57

Spider-man (played by Tobey Maquire) kills the carjacker who kills his uncle in the first movie, albeit he doesn't make the final blow intentionally - the guy trips over a pipe and falls backwards out the window.

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