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16th May '17 12:27:55 PM Morgenthaler
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** James Gandolfini did research for his role in ''InTheLoop'' by going to the Pentagon and talking to some of the generals there; he encountered one who ''couldn't remember'' if he'd killed anyone. The writers turned it into a comedic moment between Gandolfini's character and Malcolm Tucker.

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** James Gandolfini did research for his role in ''InTheLoop'' ''Film/InTheLoop'' by going to the Pentagon and talking to some of the generals there; he encountered one who ''couldn't remember'' if he'd killed anyone. The writers turned it into a comedic moment between Gandolfini's character and Malcolm Tucker.
14th May '17 7:30:36 PM KakuradyDrakenar
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* [[ColdSniper Snipers]]. Simo Häyhä has the largest body count ever, standing at 705 confirmed kills, all of which he scored in a war that lasted less than a hundred days. The next best, Francis Pegahmagabow, had 378 kills. Which like aircraft is more about keeping track of how many enemy forces are left for the spotter to find out if it is safe to go in yet or not. Snipers keep detailed notes about every kill.

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* [[ColdSniper Snipers]]. Simo Häyhä has the largest body count ever, standing at 705 confirmed kills, all of which he scored in a war that lasted less than a hundred days. The next best, Francis Pegahmagabow, had 378 kills. Which Which, like aircraft aircraft, is more about keeping track of how many enemy forces are left left, for the spotter to find out if it is safe to go in yet or not. Snipers keep detailed notes about every kill.
8th Apr '17 8:45:12 PM nombretomado
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* Looks like it, and even non-zombie games are in on it too: ''[[RockBand Rock Band 3]]'' has an achievement, "HOPO-cidal maniac" that reads, "Kill ''53,596'' Hammer-ons and Pull-offs."

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* Looks like it, and even non-zombie games are in on it too: ''[[RockBand ''[[VideoGame/RockBand Rock Band 3]]'' has an achievement, "HOPO-cidal maniac" that reads, "Kill ''53,596'' Hammer-ons and Pull-offs."
5th Apr '17 1:19:34 AM SebastianGray
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* In the ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' short story ''The Wrath of Khârn'' by William King it transpires that that [[TheBerserker Khornate Champion Khârn the Betrayer]] has a kill-counter built into the H.U.D. of his helmet, and regularly amuses himself by conducting a body-count competition against his own personal best in every battle and campaign that he takes part in; a tally of 5,000 in a day being merely "quite good" by his own reckoning.



* In a short story published in the ''Inferno!'' magazine, it transpires that that [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khornate Champion Kharn the Betrayer]] has a kill-counter built into the H.U.D. of his helmet, and regularly amuses himself by trying to break his own Personal Best in every battle and campaign that he takes part in; a tally of 5,000 in a day being merely "quite good" by his own reckoning.
** Chaos Champions do this in both 40K and {{Warhammer}}, especially Khornates. Dedicating their kills to a particular god gets them favors (and occasionally curses, the Chaos gods are weird like that).

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* In a short story published in the ''Inferno!'' magazine, it transpires that that [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Khornate Champion Kharn the Betrayer]] has a kill-counter built into the H.U.D. of his helmet, and regularly amuses himself by trying to break his own Personal Best in every battle and campaign that he takes part in; a tally of 5,000 in a day being merely "quite good" by his own reckoning.
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** Chaos Champions do this in both 40K ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and {{Warhammer}}, ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', especially Khornates. followers of [[WarGod Khorne]]. Dedicating their kills to a particular god gets them favors (and occasionally curses, the Chaos gods are weird like that).that).
** In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', the Masque of Slaanesh manipulated Skarbrand into destroying the seal on the Ursulia [[PortalNetwork webway portal]], so that she could invade the [[PlanetSpaceship Craftworld Biel-Tan]], by tricking the [[TheBerserker insane Bloodthirster]] into a contest to see which of the exiled daemons could reap the most Eldar souls for their patron. When the [[TheExile Exiled One]] discovered that the Masque was just using him and had no intention of comparing their tallies, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge he led a horde of daemons into the heart of Biel-Tan to chase after the capering Herald]].
26th Mar '17 6:09:51 AM Quanyails
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** Team Fortress 2 has also the Strange Weapons introduced in the Über Update, those weapons are just like the normal weapons but with counters, the most common counter is "Players Killed", but with "Strange Parts" you can have more counters like "Buildings Destroyed", "Headshot Kills", "Point-Blank Kills", "Long-Distance Kills" and players of a specific class killed, changing the owner of the weapon reset the counters to 0.

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** Team ''Team Fortress 2 2'' has also the Strange Weapons introduced in the Über Update, those weapons are just like the normal weapons but with counters, the most common counter is "Players Killed", but with "Strange Parts" you can have more counters like "Buildings Destroyed", "Headshot Kills", "Point-Blank Kills", "Long-Distance Kills" and players of a specific class killed, changing the owner of the weapon reset the counters to 0.
22nd Mar '17 4:21:57 PM CountDorku
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* Comparing tally marks during play is a tradition among ''Warbirds'' players. The system forces you to keep track because becoming an AcePilot (ten dogfighting or ten strafing kills) gets you plane upgrades, and some options, like a rear turret or some of the better aerodynamic refits, are only available to aces or Elite Aces (50 kills), and so everyone can compare them and has an incentive to go for as many as possible.
17th Mar '17 6:48:37 AM SniperJ
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*The "Cobra Civil War" from the story arc of the same name in [[ComicBook/GIJoeIDW IDW's G.I. Joe]] took the form of one of these, with 9 high ranking Cobra members competing for the position of Cobra Commander by seeing who could kill the most members of G.I. Joe.
9th Nov '16 11:21:37 PM MonsieurThenardier
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** If the player opted to romance Tali or Garrus, they can be found making one of these . Apparently it's not the first time they've done this; [[BadassAdorable Tali]] won their last big competition, and is pretty confident about her chances in this one, much to Garrus's annoyance.
-->'''Garrus:''' Shepard. We were making friendly wagers.
-->'''Tali:''' Optimistic wagers, in your case.
-->'''Garrus:''' A turian commando competing with a quarian mechanic, and I'm the optimistic one?
-->'''Tali:''' Remember [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Ilos?]]
-->'''Garrus:''' ...Yes. It was filled with geth, which tilted the odds in your favor.
-->'''Tali:''' Excuses, excuses.
-->'''Garrus:''' I doubt you'll be hacking any synthetics this time.
-->'''Tali:''' I seem to recall killing my fair share in the Collector base.
-->'''Garrus:''' I doubt we'll be in enormous rooms open to long-range fire this time, and...
-->'''Tali:''' I still have the shotgun.
-->'''Garrus:''' I'll be sure to let a few Reaper forces get close enough for you to use it.
23rd Sep '16 12:48:24 PM StarTropes
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* During the [[BigBadassBattleSequence Battle of Coruscant]] in the {{Novelization}} of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'', Anakin bets Obi-Wan that he can blast twice as many vulture droids.
18th Aug '16 12:19:38 PM Picard578
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* In a similar example, there is an infamous story of how, during their UsefulNotes/WW2 liquidation of Croatia's Jews, Romani, Serbs, non-Catholics, and the like, the Ustaše guards (essentially the Croatian SS, although even the actual SS death camp guards were sickened by their brutality) at Croatia's Jasenovac concentration camp used knives called "Serb Cutters" in sadistic body count competitions to see who could cut the throats of the most newly arrived inmates. One of the guards, Petar Brzica, boasted of cutting the throats of about ''1,360'' new arrivals. Even the lower estimates put his body count at ''at least'' 800 murdered prisoners. Other participants who confessed to participating in the bet included Ante Zrinusic, who killed some 600 inmates, and Mile Friganovic, who gave a detailed and consistent report of the incident and admitted to having killed some 1,100 inmates.

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* In a similar example, there is an infamous story of how, during their UsefulNotes/WW2 liquidation of Croatia's Jews, Romani, Serbs, non-Catholics, and the like, the Ustaše guards (essentially the Croatian SS, although even the actual SS death camp guards were sickened by their brutality) at Croatia's Jasenovac concentration camp used knives called "Serb Cutters" in sadistic body count competitions to see who could cut the throats of the most newly arrived inmates. One of the guards, Petar Brzica, boasted of cutting the throats of about ''1,360'' new arrivals. Even the lower estimates put his body count at ''at least'' 800 murdered prisoners. Other participants who confessed to participating in the bet included Ante Zrinusic, who killed some 600 inmates, and Mile Friganovic, who gave a detailed and consistent report of the incident and admitted to having killed some 1,100 inmates. Note that the whole story - or at least the "SS Guards being sickened" - is most likely just propaganda by no less homicidal Communists. So-called "Serb-cutter" knife in particular is an agricultural tool, as shown [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3OOq5l_Hzw here]].
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