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12th May '16 8:10:53 AM snichols1973
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** Ming's droid freezes Prince Thun, Ming seizes the Prince's sword, disembowels and executes him on the spot.





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** Ming's floating droid assistant freezes Prince Thun, Ming seizes the Prince's sword, disembowels and executes him on the spot.




12th May '16 8:07:55 AM snichols1973
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* ''Film/FullMetalJacket'': Private Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Lawrence shoots Sgt. Hartman, his drill instructor to death before he turns the gun on himself and literally blows his brains out. Had he survived, he would have been court-martialed, sent away to a psychiatric hospital, or dishonorably discharged.[[/folder]]

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* ''Film/FullMetalJacket'': Private Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Lawrence shoots Sgt. Hartman, his drill instructor to death before he turns the gun on himself and literally blows his brains out. Had he survived, he would have been court-martialed, sent away to a psychiatric hospital, or dishonorably discharged.discharged.
* Inverted in ''Film/FlashGordon'' when Thun, Prince of Ardentia attempts to assassinate Ming the Merciless:
-->'''Klytus''': Now the tributes from Ardentia.
-->'''Prince Thun''': Your Majesty, we, the people of Ardentia, we have suffered since you blasted our kingdom. I can offer you nothing this year, except my loyalty.
-->'''Klytus''': Prince Thun, we prize nothing more highly. And tell us, how great is this loyalty to your emperor?
-->'''Prince Thun''': Without measure.
-->'''Ming the Merciless''': We are delighted to hear it; fall on your sword. [[{{Beat}} (dramatic pause)]] Show us this loyalty, throw yourself onto your sword.
-->(Prince Thun approaches Ming's throne, draws his sword)
-->'''Prince Thun''': May this deed of Prince Thun be an example to all the kingdoms of Mongo. Death to Ming!
** Ming's droid freezes Prince Thun, Ming seizes the Prince's sword, disembowels and executes him on the spot.





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11th May '16 2:03:29 PM erforce
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* Subverted in the pilot episode for ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''; Sarah is jumped by the Terminator Cromartie, who is attempting to use her to get to John. She tries to commit suicide rather than be used as a tool to assassinate her son, but Cromartie grabs her gun at the last second and knocks her out.
* A few ''Star Trek'' entries...

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* Subverted in the pilot episode for ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''; ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''; Sarah is jumped by the Terminator Cromartie, who is attempting to use her to get to John. She tries to commit suicide rather than be used as a tool to assassinate her son, but Cromartie grabs her gun at the last second and knocks her out.
* A few ''Star Trek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' entries...
8th May '16 4:24:40 AM LordGro
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* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' is basically ''Better to Die Than Be Killed: The Movie''. The cast have to try and find ways to deal with the downfall of the Third Reich. Their options are: 1) throwing themselves at the mercy of the advancing Red Army, 2) trying to run the gauntlet to seek out some isolated Nazi-friendly corner of the world where they can hide, or 3) taking their own lives. Seeing as Option #3 at least gives them the choice of method, many people settle on that one.

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* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' is basically ''Better to Die Than Be Killed: The Movie''. ''Film/{{Downfall}}'': The cast have to try and find ways to deal with the downfall of the Third Reich. Their options are: 1) throwing themselves at the mercy of the advancing Red Army, 2) trying to run the gauntlet to seek out some isolated Nazi-friendly corner of the world where they can hide, or 3) taking their own lives. Seeing as Option #3 at least gives them the choice of method, many people settle on that one.
8th May '16 3:15:29 AM thatmadork
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* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' is basically ''Better to Die Than Be Killed: The Movie''. The cast have to try and find ways to deal with the downfall of the Third Reich. Their options are throwing themselves at the mercy of the advancing Red Army, trying to run the gauntlet and find some isolated Nazi-friendly corner of the world to hide in, or taking their own lives to guarantee escape from trial and imprisonment. Seeing as that last one at least gives them to choice of method, many people settle on that.

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* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' is basically ''Better to Die Than Be Killed: The Movie''. The cast have to try and find ways to deal with the downfall of the Third Reich. Their options are are: 1) throwing themselves at the mercy of the advancing Red Army, 2) trying to run the gauntlet and find to seek out some isolated Nazi-friendly corner of the world to hide in, where they can hide, or 3) taking their own lives to guarantee escape from trial and imprisonment. lives. Seeing as that last one Option #3 at least gives them to the choice of method, many people settle on that.that one.
8th May '16 2:56:25 AM thatmadork
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* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' is basically ''Better to Die Than Be Killed: The Movie''.

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* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' is basically ''Better to Die Than Be Killed: The Movie''. The cast have to try and find ways to deal with the downfall of the Third Reich. Their options are throwing themselves at the mercy of the advancing Red Army, trying to run the gauntlet and find some isolated Nazi-friendly corner of the world to hide in, or taking their own lives to guarantee escape from trial and imprisonment. Seeing as that last one at least gives them to choice of method, many people settle on that.
27th Apr '16 8:41:41 PM snichols1973
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* ''Film/FullMetalJacket'': Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Lawrence shoots Sgt. Hartman, his drill instructor to death before he turns the gun on himself and literally blows his brains out. Had he survived, he would have been court-martialed, sent away to a psychiatric hospital, or dishonorably discharged.[[/folder]]

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* ''Film/FullMetalJacket'': Private Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Lawrence shoots Sgt. Hartman, his drill instructor to death before he turns the gun on himself and literally blows his brains out. Had he survived, he would have been court-martialed, sent away to a psychiatric hospital, or dishonorably discharged.[[/folder]]
27th Apr '16 6:07:38 AM snichols1973
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* ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' Private Leonard "Gomer Pyle" shoots Sgt. Hartman, his drill instructor to death before he turns the gun on himself and literally blows his brains out. Had he survived, he would have been court-martialed, sent away to a psychiatric hospital, or dishonorably discharged.[[/folder]]

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* ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' Private ''Film/FullMetalJacket'': Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Lawrence shoots Sgt. Hartman, his drill instructor to death before he turns the gun on himself and literally blows his brains out. Had he survived, he would have been court-martialed, sent away to a psychiatric hospital, or dishonorably discharged.[[/folder]]
27th Apr '16 5:58:15 AM snichols1973
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* ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' Private Leonard "Gomer Pyle" shoots Sgt. Hartman, his drill instructor to death before he turns the gun on himself and literally blows his brains out. Had he survived, he would have been court-martialed, sent away to a psychiatric hospital, or dishonorably discharged.[[/folder]]
19th Apr '16 11:21:35 AM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' has a background conversation between Liara and Glyph wherein the former discovers, to her utter horror, that in order to combat the invading [[CosmicHorror Reapers]], all the major cities on a colony detonated nuclear weapons inside them when the invasion arrived...with the population still present. Apparently this was not simply a case of a government imposing this on unsuspecting citizens, [[HeroicSacrifice but rather a democratic decision made by the entire population.]] Given the [[MindRape nature of]] [[BodyHorror the Reapers,]] this also counts as a global-scale IDieFree.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** Several [[MoreThanMindControl indoctrinated]] characters, if Shepard helps them realize their indoctrination, will commit suicide with their last ounce of free will rather than continue to be a tool for the Reapers. This can even include [[spoiler:Saren and The Illusive Man, who are major antagonists but who would never have sided with the Reapers had they been in their right minds.]]
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''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' has a background conversation between Liara and Glyph wherein the former discovers, to her utter horror, that in order to combat the invading [[CosmicHorror Reapers]], all the major cities on a colony detonated nuclear weapons inside them when the invasion arrived...with the population still present. Apparently this was not simply a case of a government imposing this on unsuspecting citizens, [[HeroicSacrifice but rather a democratic decision made by the entire population.]] Given the [[MindRape nature of]] [[BodyHorror the Reapers,]] this also counts as a global-scale IDieFree.
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