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17th Sep '17 6:17:02 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' also had this, in a way. It turns out that [[spoiler: the backlog of unsent letters at the Post Office are sentient and want to be delivered, and are powerful enough to cause telepathic hallucinations. Not only is this very dangerous given the number of Ventinari's men that got killed falling off of ledges that they couldn't see, it is flatly impossible to deliver some of them since they come from another universe's Post Office, and could cause a lot of upheaval if they accidentally got out. Conveniently, Reacher Gilt's [[TheDragon Dragon]] is an arsonist and burns the office down, letters and all, relieving Moist of the burden.]]

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** ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' also had this, in a way. It turns out that [[spoiler: the backlog of unsent letters at the Post Office are sentient and want to be delivered, and are powerful enough to cause telepathic hallucinations. Not only is this very dangerous given the number of Ventinari's Vetinari's men that got killed falling off of ledges that they couldn't see, it is flatly impossible to deliver some of them since they come from another universe's Post Office, and could cause a lot of upheaval if they accidentally got out. Conveniently, Reacher Gilt's [[TheDragon Dragon]] is an arsonist and burns the office down, letters and all, relieving Moist of the burden.]]
28th Aug '17 1:45:27 PM Flame
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*** Likewise in ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight'', though the protagonist ''did'' end up [[NeverSayDie sending a Rider to the void]].

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*** Likewise in ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight'', though the protagonist ''did'' end up [[NeverSayDie sending a Rider Rider]] to the void]].[[FateWorseThanDeath Advent Void]].


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*** [[spoiler: It would be good to note that said HopeBringer has GoodIsNotNice tendencies and killed TheDragon, disregarding his wish to become human again. He was a monster even when he was still human so there was not much to pity.]]


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** [[spoiler: Gaim's finale subverts this as while Kouta had to kill Kaito or let him destroy the world so he could remake in in his image.]]


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** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': Played straight and enforced as no matter how much the events had [[GoodIsNotSoft hardened]] [[AllLovingHero Emu]] he would never stop trying to save the villains. So obviously someone or something had to come in and fix it. [[spoiler: The first HateSink, Kuroto Dan was killed by [[TheDogBitesBack Parado]] and second HateSink, Masamune Dan, killed himself ''twice'' just to screw everyone over. Parado himself, on the hand, had been redeemed by Emu.]]
24th Aug '17 11:38:37 AM CosmicFerret
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* Inverted in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': When Rip Hunter thinks that they may need to kill their own teammate Martin Stein to keep the secret of the Firestorm matrix from falling into the hands of Vandal Savage, he turns to Sara Lance, the White Canary, rather than to hardened criminal Leonard Snart, Captain Cold. Lance, it is true, is a trained assassin, but she is not evil, and has never been one of the bad guys. Snart was a villain on ''Series/TheFlash'' before being recruited by Hunter, and remains a cold-blooded criminal even in Hunter's service. Snart even [[WhatTheHellHero calls Lance out]] on this, pointing out that in all the jobs he pulled, no matter how bad things got, he never killed one of his own accomplices. Lance responds that if killing Stein is the only way to stop Savage and save the world, then she will [[IDidWhatIHadToDo do what she has to do]].

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* Inverted in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': When Rip Hunter thinks that they may need to kill their own teammate Martin Stein to keep the secret of the Firestorm matrix from falling into the hands of Vandal Savage, he turns to Sara Lance, the White Canary, rather than to hardened criminal Leonard Snart, Captain Cold. Lance, it is true, is a trained assassin, but she is not evil, and has never been one of the bad guys. Snart was a villain on ''Series/TheFlash'' ''Series/TheFlash2014'' before being recruited by Hunter, and remains a cold-blooded criminal even in Hunter's service. Snart even [[WhatTheHellHero calls Lance out]] on this, pointing out that in all the jobs he pulled, no matter how bad things got, he never killed one of his own accomplices. Lance responds that if killing Stein is the only way to stop Savage and save the world, then she will [[IDidWhatIHadToDo do what she has to do]].
23rd Aug '17 11:07:30 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': Vegeta's entire purpose, story-wise, for being on Namek is to kill every single minor villain so the heroes (or at least Goku) don't have to. Cui, Dodoria, Zarbon, 4/5ths of the Ginyu Force (two while helpless!) and most of Freeza's mooks. Goku clearly doesn't want him doing this, and even calls him out after killing the two helpless Ginyu Force members. [[spoiler:Though Goku kills Freeza himself, or would have if King Cold didn't show up to revive him... only for ''both'' of them to be killed off by [[GenerationXerox Vegeta's]] KidFromTheFuture.]]
** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' does not have this trope in the Universe Survival Arc. Despite the presence of legit evil characters in the tournament like Frost and [[spoiler: Freiza]], the first two universes eliminated, [[spoiler: 9 and 10]], were done in by the Z-Fighters, with Goku & Vegeta and Gohan respectively delivering the killing blow sort of speak.

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
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''Anime/DragonBallZ'': Vegeta's entire purpose, story-wise, for being on Namek is to kill every single minor villain so the heroes (or at least Goku) don't have to. Cui, Dodoria, Zarbon, 4/5ths of the Ginyu Force (two while helpless!) and most of Freeza's mooks. Goku clearly doesn't want him doing this, and even calls him out after killing the two helpless Ginyu Force members. [[spoiler:Though Goku kills Freeza himself, or would have if King Cold didn't show up to revive him... only for ''both'' of them to be killed off by [[GenerationXerox Vegeta's]] KidFromTheFuture.]]
** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', by contrast, does not ''not'' have this trope in the Universe Survival Arc. Despite the presence of legit evil characters in the tournament like Frost and [[spoiler: Freiza]], Freeza]], the first two universes eliminated, [[spoiler: 9 and 10]], were done in by the Z-Fighters, with Goku & Vegeta and Gohan respectively delivering the killing blow sort of speak.knocking out their final competitors.
21st Aug '17 10:54:21 AM KrspaceT
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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' does not have this trope in the Universe Survival Arc. Despite the presence of legit evil characters in the tournament like Frost and [[spoiler: Freiza]], the first two universes eliminated, [[spoiler: 9 and 10]], were done in by the Z-Fighters, with Goku & Vegeta and Gohan respectively delivering the killing blow sort of speak.
30th Jul '17 2:28:41 PM TheBigBopper
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', hardly anyone outside of Brtiannia likes the Imperial Family, which the main character claims to be a symbol of evil that looks down on others. They promote Social Darwinsim, support militarism and genocide, and/or are pretty much a band of over-privileged parasites. The only exception all three of these is Euphemia [[spoiler:and she goes on a massive killing spree.]] [[spoiler:Prince Schneizel does the world a favor by annihilating all but a few with a FLEIJA weapon.]]

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', hardly anyone outside of Brtiannia likes the Imperial Family, which the main character claims to be a symbol of evil that looks down on others. They promote Social Darwinsim, support militarism and genocide, and/or are pretty much a band of over-privileged parasites. The only exception all three of these is Euphemia [[spoiler:and she goes on Lelouch accidentally geasses her into starting a massive massacre, forcing him to ShootTheDog by killing spree.her.]] As for the rest, [[spoiler:Prince Schneizel does the world a favor by annihilating all but a few most of them in one swoop, though this doesn't change the fact that he blows up the entire capital with a FLEIJA weapon.all its inhabitants in the process.]]
8th Jul '17 7:22:33 AM ZimFan89
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania}}'', the [[SinisterMinister Bishop]] serves as the ArcVillain of the first season, as his fanatical control of Wallachia is what caused Dracula's rampage in the first place (by killing his wife for supposed witchcraft), and leads to him persecuting the few people who can actually do something about it. But in the end, while Trevor and his allies fight the Bishop's men, they don't have to deal with him personally, as [[spoiler: Dracula's demons track him down and kill him in his own church]].
7th Jul '17 4:16:02 AM Doug86
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* Namor has a history of this. During the ''Emperor Doom'' graphic novel, he was the one who ultimately stopped DoctorDoom's mind control machine by killing the Purple Man.

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* Namor has a history of this. During the ''Emperor Doom'' graphic novel, he was the one who ultimately stopped DoctorDoom's ComicBook/DoctorDoom's mind control machine by killing the Purple Man.
4th Jul '17 5:18:12 PM jtvectorsigma
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*** The most awesome example comes towards the end of season 2, when Theo Galavan[[spoiler:, resurrected in the form of Azrael,]] is about to kill Alfred, Bruce, and Jim. Cue his mortal enemy Penguin showing up... '''''with a [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill ROCKET LAUNCHER.]]'''''
----> '''Butch:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Goodnight, fellas!]]
24th Jun '17 5:32:42 PM thatother1dude
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* ''[[GeorgeOfTheJungle Tom Slick]]'' once raced against a cheater who, after being defeated, was told by Marigold he'd get his commeupance. He said good guys like Tom Slick don't get even. Then he got his commeupance from another racer wronged by his cheating.
* In an episode of the Powerpuff Girls, the Gangrene Gang take over the mayor's office and use the Powerpuff hotline to make prank calls, sending the girls to beat up on other villains who weren't doing anything wrong at the time. The episode ends with the villains teaming up and beating up the Gangrene Gang, with even the narrator lampshading that they saved the day at the end of the episode.
** In another episode, Mojo Jojo defeats an alien invader, in order to prove he is more evil, but it backfires as everyone hails him as a hero.

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* ''[[GeorgeOfTheJungle ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'': Tom Slick]]'' Slick once raced against a cheater who, after being defeated, was told by Marigold he'd get his commeupance. He said good guys like Tom Slick don't get even. Then he got his commeupance from another racer wronged by his cheating.
* In an episode of the Powerpuff Girls, the Gangrene Gang take over the mayor's office and use the Powerpuff hotline to make prank calls, sending the girls to beat up on other villains who weren't doing anything wrong at the time. The episode ends with the villains teaming up and beating up the Gangrene Gang, with even the narrator lampshading that they saved the day at the end of the episode.
** In another episode, Mojo Jojo defeats an alien invader, in order to prove he is more evil, but it backfires as everyone hails him as a hero.
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