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25th Jul '16 3:03:02 PM Euodiachloris
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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last members of House Durrandon decided to defy the Targaryens, their last remaining guards decided they'd rather not repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks, after they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field. They promptly gave up the walled city and keep of Stormsend, after having captured, stripped and then wrapped their stubbornly defiant "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains... And, then unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what the hell else do you do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown dragon]] capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[KnowWhenToFoldEm when all you have is a pike line]] on top of some [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight suddenly very flimsy-feeling walls]], since most of your army buddies have already become charcoal ''and'' you've got a city of civilians to defend?

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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last members of House Durrandon decided to defy the Targaryens, their last remaining guards decided they'd rather not repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks, after they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field. They promptly gave up the walled city and keep of Stormsend, after having captured, stripped and then wrapped their stubbornly defiant "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains... And, then unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what the hell else do you do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown dragon]] capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[KnowWhenToFoldEm when all you have is a pike line]] on top of some [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight suddenly very flimsy-feeling walls]], since most of your army buddies have already become mince or charcoal ''and'' you've got a city of civilians to defend?
23rd Jul '16 11:38:18 PM konekootome
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* Twice in ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'':
** The Knights of Round were honor bound to protect Emperor Lelouch. Resentment stewed over by Lelouch's refusal to sack his Japanese knight, liberal policies, suspicion that he killed his sister with Lelouch's decision to end the overinflated nobility being the straw that broke the camel's back. Only three of the Knight remained loyal while the rest of them attempted a failed coup.
** Beknowst to Emperor Lelouch, his most loyal knight, Suzaku worked his way to the top in order to kill him. [[BecomingTheMask But he ended up loosing his nerve]] [[spoiler: and fakes Lelouch's assassination to protect him.]]
22nd Jul '16 8:27:47 AM Euodiachloris
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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last members of House Durrandon decided to defy the Targaryens, their last remaining guards decided they'd rather not repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks, after they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field. They promptly gave up Stormsend, having captured, stripped and then wrapped their defiant "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains... and, then unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what the hell else do you do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown dragon]] capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[KnowWhenToFoldEm when all you have is a pike line]] on top of some [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight suddenly very flimsy-feeling walls]] when most of your army buddies have already become charcoal and you've got a city of civilians to defend?

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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last members of House Durrandon decided to defy the Targaryens, their last remaining guards decided they'd rather not repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks, after they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field. They promptly gave up the walled city and keep of Stormsend, after having captured, stripped and then wrapped their stubbornly defiant "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains... and, And, then unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what the hell else do you do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown dragon]] capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[KnowWhenToFoldEm when all you have is a pike line]] on top of some [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight suddenly very flimsy-feeling walls]] when walls]], since most of your army buddies have already become charcoal and ''and'' you've got a city of civilians to defend?
22nd Jul '16 8:21:30 AM Euodiachloris
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** Jaime Lannister, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, known as "The Kingslayer". It says something about how [[CrapsackWorld bad things had gotten]] that when Jaime is made Lord Commander he probably was the best left. The ''Kingslayer'' was the best one they had left. He had [[TheCaligula a good reason]], though. That no one else knows that reason and he was still made Lord Commander just further reinforces both the dominance of his House and the general crapsackiness of the situation given that, bar Barristan Selmy, he was better than any others.

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** Jaime Lannister, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, known as "The Kingslayer". It says something about how [[CrapsackWorld bad things had gotten]] that when because, by the time Jaime is made Lord Commander Commander, it's not just an unpopular political appointment: he probably was the best left. The one left for the job. Yes, the despised ''Kingslayer'' was the ''the best one they had left. had''. He had [[TheCaligula a good reason]], though. for that betrayal of his, however... not that people fully admit it. That no one else knows that reason and the full story (which would exonerate him even more), yet he ''still'' was still made Lord Commander Commander, just further reinforces both the dominance of his House and ''and'' the general crapsackiness of the situation given that, bar Barristan Selmy, he was better than any others.



** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last members of House Dondarrion decided to defy the Targaryens, their guards decided they'd rather not repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. They gave up Stormsend, having captured, stripped and then wrapped their "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains and unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what the hell do you do against a real, live fully-grown dragon capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[KnowWhenToFoldEm when all you have is a pike line]] on top of some [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight suddenly very flimsy-feeling walls]]?

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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last members of House Dondarrion Durrandon decided to defy the Targaryens, their last remaining guards decided they'd rather not repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. thanks, after they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field. They promptly gave up Stormsend, having captured, stripped and then wrapped their defiant "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains and chains... and, then unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what the hell else do you do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown dragon dragon]] capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[KnowWhenToFoldEm when all you have is a pike line]] on top of some [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight suddenly very flimsy-feeling walls]]?walls]] when most of your army buddies have already become charcoal and you've got a city of civilians to defend?
16th Jul '16 10:01:34 AM Euodiachloris
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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last members of House Dundarron decided to defy the Targaryens, their guards decided they'd rather not repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. They gave up Stormsend, having captured, stripped and then wrapped their "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains and unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what the hell do you do against a real, live fully-grown dragon capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[KnowWhenToFoldEm when all you have is a pike line]]?

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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last members of House Dundarron Dondarrion decided to defy the Targaryens, their guards decided they'd rather not repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. They gave up Stormsend, having captured, stripped and then wrapped their "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains and unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what the hell do you do against a real, live fully-grown dragon capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[KnowWhenToFoldEm when all you have is a pike line]]?line]] on top of some [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight suddenly very flimsy-feeling walls]]?
16th Jul '16 9:50:16 AM Euodiachloris
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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last members of House Dundarron decided to defy the Targaryens, their guards decided they'd rather not repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. They gave up Stormsend, having captured, stripped and then wrapped their "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains and unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what the hell do you do against a real, live fully-grown dragon capable of melting stone, when all you have is a pike?

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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last members of House Dundarron decided to defy the Targaryens, their guards decided they'd rather not repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. They gave up Stormsend, having captured, stripped and then wrapped their "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains and unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what the hell do you do against a real, live fully-grown dragon capable of melting stone, stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[KnowWhenToFoldEm when all you have is a pike?pike line]]?
16th Jul '16 9:41:34 AM Euodiachloris
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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last members of House Dundarron decided to defy the Targaryens, their guards decided they'd rather not repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. They gave up Stormsend, having captured, stripped and then wrapped their "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains and unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what the hell do you do against a real, live fully-grown dragon capable of melting stone, when all you have is a pike?
12th Jul '16 12:30:04 PM Willbyr
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* ''[[PhantomofInferno Requiem for the Phantom]]'' has Godoh Daisuke being shot at point-blank range by his best friend and right-hand man, Shiga, at the insigation of [[SmugSnake Scythe Master]]. Unlike most other examples of this trope, Shiga truly respected and admired Godoh and, even after taking over the Godoh Group and turning it into an affiliate of [[TheSyndicate Inferno]], loathed Scythe for setting into the motion the events that led to the murder.

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* ''[[PhantomofInferno ''[[VisualNovel/PhantomOfInferno Requiem for the Phantom]]'' has Godoh Daisuke being shot at point-blank range by his best friend and right-hand man, Shiga, at the insigation of [[SmugSnake Scythe Master]]. Unlike most other examples of this trope, Shiga truly respected and admired Godoh and, even after taking over the Godoh Group and turning it into an affiliate of [[TheSyndicate Inferno]], loathed Scythe for setting into the motion the events that led to the murder.



* In the second season of the BlackButler anime, CreepyChild Alois Trancy's servant Claude [[MeaningfulName Faustus]]-- who is supposed to be bound to him by an incontrovertible DealWithTheDevil contract-- responds to an impassioned speech about [[LivingEmotionalCrutch how badly Alois needs him]] by crushing his skull between his hands. AlasPoorVillain.

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* In the second season of the BlackButler ''Manga/BlackButler'' anime, CreepyChild Alois Trancy's servant Claude [[MeaningfulName Faustus]]-- who is supposed to be bound to him by an incontrovertible DealWithTheDevil contract-- responds to an impassioned speech about [[LivingEmotionalCrutch how badly Alois needs him]] by crushing his skull between his hands. AlasPoorVillain.
16th Jun '16 2:54:06 PM Kate
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%% * Happens to the Lady Door in Neil Gaiman's book ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}''.

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%% * Happens to the Lady Door in Neil Gaiman's book ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}''.''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}''. She hires Hunter, the very best fighter in the Underside, to be her bodyguard. Unfortunately, the two villains she's in most danger from hired Hunter ''first'', with instructions to protect Door from all threats except them.
15th Jun '16 8:16:29 AM JackG
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* An InvokedTrope in the mini-series ''Shaka Zulu''. The king has been assassinated via witchcraft, so Shaka has the king's bodyguards tortured until they confess to doing the deed, to avoid a panic in his army.
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