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26th May '16 8:47:53 PM KizunaTallis
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* This is one of the reasons why Comicbook/SpiderMan, Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, and the Comicbook/{{Punisher}} are usually hesitant to take out ComicBook/TheKingpin- they know that there'll be chaos without him. In fact, in one story, the Kingpin was legitimately out of the crime business but he was asked back to New York City in order to help calm the chaos of myriad gang wars.

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* This is one of the reasons why Comicbook/SpiderMan, Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, and the Comicbook/{{Punisher}} are usually hesitant to take out ComicBook/TheKingpin- ComicBook/TheKingpin - they know that there'll be chaos without him. In fact, in one story, the Kingpin was legitimately out of the crime business but he was asked back to New York City in order to help calm the chaos of myriad gang wars.



* Invoked in ''ComicBook/Irredeemable'' a few times. First was when [[spoiler: Qubit used the candlewax bullet to kill Orian instead of Plutonian, as Orian had a demonic army ready to invade the moment Plutonian is defeated.]] The second was when [[spoiler: Qubit feels that The Survivor is becoming Plutonian 2.0, and worked with Modeus to bust him out of TheAlcatraz.]]

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* Invoked in ''ComicBook/Irredeemable'' ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'' a few times. First was when [[spoiler: Qubit used [[spoiler:used the candlewax bullet made from the wax of the Nahru Visna Candle (the only known [[PowerNullifier object in existence to depower the Plutonian]]) to kill Orian instead of Plutonian, instead, as Orian had a demonic army ready to invade earth the moment the Plutonian is defeated.]] defeated]]. The second was when [[spoiler: Qubit feels fears that The Survivor is becoming Plutonian 2.0, and worked thus works with Plutotian's ArchEnemy Modeus to bust him out of TheAlcatraz.]]TheAlcatraz prison he's being held in]].
21st May '16 1:20:09 AM lorgskyegon
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': King Robert's reason for keeping [[DirtyCoward Janos Slynt]] in charge of the Gold Cloaks. Better to know what kind of corruption to expect.
13th Apr '16 9:41:26 PM zequeins
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* Invoked in ''ComicBook/Irredeemable'' a few times. First was when [[spoiler: Qubit used the candlewax bullet to kill Orian instead of Plutonian, as Orian had a demonic army ready to invade the moment Plutonian is defeated.]] The second was when [[spoiler: Qubit feels that The Survivor is becoming Plutonian 2.0, and worked with Modeus to bust him out of TheAlcatraz.]]
23rd Mar '16 4:01:23 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Even before Castro, this was the United States' attitude towards his predecessor. In 1934 Fulgencio Batista took over the Cuban government in what became known as "The Revolt of the Sergeants." For the next twenty-five years he ruled Cuba with an iron fist, and the full blessing and endorsement of the United States government, who feared a social and economic revolution and saw him as a stabilizing force with respect for American interests. (The general policy towards him was, "He may be an S.O.B., but he's ''our'' S.O.B.") This is of course, why they had a hard time accepting Castro.
5th Feb '16 4:45:01 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''GurrenLagann'' invokes this to an extent after the seven-year TimeSkip: [[spoiler: the tyrannical Lordgenome has been deposed, but his cryptic prediction upon his death comes to nightmarish reality as the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Anti-Spiral]] invade and prove to be a far more powerful and terrifying threat than Lordgenome ever was. Lordgenome may have oppressed humankind, [[WellIntentionedExtremist but it turns out he did it to protect the world from the Anti-Spiral,]] who seek to ''[[KillAllHumans destroy]]'' [[KillAllHumans humankind]].]]

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* ''GurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' invokes this to an extent after the seven-year TimeSkip: [[spoiler: the tyrannical Lordgenome has been deposed, but his cryptic prediction upon his death comes to nightmarish reality as the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Anti-Spiral]] invade and prove to be a far more powerful and terrifying threat than Lordgenome ever was. Lordgenome may have oppressed humankind, [[WellIntentionedExtremist but it turns out he did it to protect the world from the Anti-Spiral,]] who seek to ''[[KillAllHumans destroy]]'' [[KillAllHumans humankind]].]]
21st Jan '16 1:12:14 PM missmoon
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* "Better the Devil you Know" by KylieMinogue is about going back to the guy who treated you badly because of this.

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* "Better the Devil you Know" by KylieMinogue Music/KylieMinogue is about going back to the guy who treated you badly because of this.
9th Jan '16 2:57:33 AM RedRoverRedRover
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* This is why the Marvel Universe keeps ComicBook/{{Galactus}} around. They got rid of him once before, only for something much worse to appear. His whole purpose is to act as [[SealedEvilInACan a living seal]] to prevent an imprisoned EldritchAbomination from destroying the universe. That's why he has to feed on planets; he's sort of a living generator that keeps the seal active, and his meals act as fuel for it.

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* This is why the Marvel Universe keeps ComicBook/{{Galactus}} around. They got rid of him once before, only for something much worse to appear.appear, Abraxas. His whole purpose is to act as [[SealedEvilInACan a living seal]] to prevent an imprisoned EldritchAbomination from destroying the universe. That's why he has to feed on planets; he's sort of a living generator that keeps the seal active, and his meals act as fuel for it.
28th Dec '15 4:29:00 PM Anddrix
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* In the MarvelComics storyline ''[[ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet Infinity War]]'', Adam Warlock has been captured by his EnemyWithout, the Magus, who is minutes away from reactivating an artifact that will give him godhood. Then, they're attacked by DoctorDoom and Kang The Conqueror, who naturally want this artifact for themselves. After a moment's hesitation, Warlock begins helping the Magus against the would-be usurpers, telling himself "Better the devil you know..." And what devil could you know better than the one who's part of you?

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* In the MarvelComics storyline ''[[ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet Infinity War]]'', Adam Warlock has been captured by his EnemyWithout, the Magus, who is minutes away from reactivating an artifact that will give him godhood. Then, they're attacked by DoctorDoom Doctor Doom and Kang The Conqueror, who naturally want this artifact for themselves. After a moment's hesitation, Warlock begins helping the Magus against the would-be usurpers, telling himself "Better the devil you know..." And what devil could you know better than the one who's part of you?
18th Dec '15 6:33:42 PM Observance
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** [[spoiler:And lo and behold, the destruction of the Red Court has allowed a new faction, the Fomor, to start muscling in on the supernatural world. They're causing so much trouble that even regular, non-magical folks are [[BrokenMasquerade starting to take notice]].]]
11th Dec '15 11:52:09 PM nombretomado
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* Used in one of the [[XWingSeries X-Wing]] books as the reason not to execute a known spy. In typical Star Wars tradition they [[HoldYourHippogriffs messed with the original idiom]].

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* Used in one of the [[XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries X-Wing]] books as the reason not to execute a known spy. In typical Star Wars tradition they [[HoldYourHippogriffs messed with the original idiom]].
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