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17th Sep '16 7:17:32 AM MajinAkuma
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* In the ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'' anime, [[spoiler:Kaede]] had one of the good guys under her control, and used her to defeat the other blue and red Kampfers. But instead of just killing them like she said she would do, she tied them up with a chain, [[JustBetweenYouAndMe gloated at Shizuku,]] and tried to use the mind-controlled ally to kill them instead. However, not only did said victim break free of the mind control, but the heroes got HeroicResolve so strong they broke free and [[CurbStompBattle went to town on the enemy.]]

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* In the ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'' anime, [[spoiler:Kaede]] [[spoiler:Kaede Sakura]] had one of the good guys under her control, and used her to defeat the other blue and red Kampfers. Kämpferinnen. But instead of just killing them like she said she would do, she tied them up with a chain, [[JustBetweenYouAndMe gloated at Shizuku,]] Shizuku]], and tried to use the mind-controlled ally to kill them instead. However, not only did said victim break free of the mind control, but the heroes got HeroicResolve so strong they broke free and [[CurbStompBattle went to town on the enemy.]]
17th Sep '16 7:16:03 AM MajinAkuma
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** During the original ''Manga/DragonBall'', in his fight against Goku during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, Tien, who was starting to feel overpowered by Goku's tremendous stamina and having several of his techniques outdone by Goku's very own, ingenuously decided that, if he could not knock Goku unconscious or push him out of the platform, he would simply destroy the entire platform; that way, Goku would lose by ring out because there would be no platform left to stand on. Tien, who possesses the ability to fly, did not have that problem. He managed to destroy the platform with his powerful Tri-Beam attack, but instead of simply waiting for Goku, who had jumped very high to escape the blast, to hit the ground, he decided to fly close to him, accompanying Goku as he fell down, in order to gloat about his inevitable victory. That opened an opportunity for Goku to use one last attack that knocked Tien unconscious, and now both fighters were falling to the ground. Subverted because Tien, by a stroke of luck, actually won the fight, but he was likely in worse physical condition than Goku by the end of it.

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** During the original ''Manga/DragonBall'', in his fight against Goku during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, Tien, Tenkaichi Budokai, Tenshinhan, who was starting to feel overpowered by Goku's tremendous stamina and having several of his techniques outdone by Goku's very own, ingenuously decided that, if he could not knock Goku unconscious or push him out of the platform, he would simply destroy the entire platform; that way, Goku would lose by ring out because there would be no platform left to stand on. Tien, Tenshinhan, who possesses the ability to fly, did not have that problem. He managed to destroy the platform with his powerful Tri-Beam attack, Kikouhou, but instead of simply waiting for Goku, who had jumped very high to escape the blast, to hit the ground, he decided to fly close to him, accompanying Goku as he fell down, in order to gloat about his inevitable victory. That opened an opportunity for Goku to use one last attack that knocked Tien Tenshinhan unconscious, and now both fighters were falling to the ground. Subverted because Tien, Tenshinhan, by a stroke of luck, actually won the fight, but he was likely in worse physical condition than Goku by the end of it.



** For a ProfessionalKiller, Mercenary Tao is pretty damn careless. After his first fight with Goku, he shoots him with a Dodon Ray, seemingly killing him, but Tao doesn't bother to actually check Goku's body to make sure. Naturally, Goku is still very much alive, and while Tao is off doing other things, Goku trains with Korin to gain enough power to beat him.

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** For a ProfessionalKiller, Mercenary Tao Pai Pai is pretty damn careless. After his first fight with Goku, he shoots him with a Dodon Ray, Dodonpa, seemingly killing him, but Tao Pai Pai doesn't bother to actually check Goku's body to make sure. Naturally, Goku is still very much alive, and while Tao Pai Pai is off doing other things, Goku trains with Korin Karin to gain enough power to beat him.
16th Sep '16 7:19:40 PM Nintendoman01
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** Freeza shows that he completely outclasses Goku and the rest of the heroes while only fighting at 50% power and that he could kill all of them in an instant, and yet he toys with them and lets the fight drag on... until Goku transforms, that is. Freeza himself even Lampshades the fact that he should probably just take Goku out right now after the 20x Kaioken, but he still keeps screwing around anyway. He lampshades this
''again'' after Goku transforms, yelling at himself for not killing Goku from the start and letting his strength grow. By the time he realizes his mistake, his chances for victory has gone right out the window.

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** Freeza shows that he completely outclasses Goku and the rest of the heroes while only fighting at 50% power and that he could kill all of them in an instant, and yet he toys with them and lets the fight drag on... until Goku transforms, that is. Freeza himself even Lampshades lampshades the fact that he should probably just take Goku out right now after the 20x Kaioken, but he still keeps screwing around anyway. He lampshades this
''again''
it again after Goku transforms, yelling at kicking himself for not just killing Goku from when he had the start and letting his strength grow. By chance; by the time he realizes his mistake, his chances for victory this, however, he has gone right out the window.no hope of victory.
13th Sep '16 10:20:20 AM Nintendoman01
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** Freeza shows that he completely outclasses Goku and the rest of the heroes while only fighting at 50% power and that he could kill all of them in an instant, and yet he toys with them and lets the fight drag on... until Goku transforms, that is. Freeza himself even Lampshades the fact that he should probably just take Goku out right now after the 20x Kaioken, but he still keeps screwing around anyway.

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** Freeza shows that he completely outclasses Goku and the rest of the heroes while only fighting at 50% power and that he could kill all of them in an instant, and yet he toys with them and lets the fight drag on... until Goku transforms, that is. Freeza himself even Lampshades the fact that he should probably just take Goku out right now after the 20x Kaioken, but he still keeps screwing around anyway. He lampshades this
''again'' after Goku transforms, yelling at himself for not killing Goku from the start and letting his strength grow. By the time he realizes his mistake, his chances for victory has gone right out the window.
12th Sep '16 5:36:12 AM Nintendoman01
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** For a ProfessionalKiller, Mercenary Tao is pretty damn careless. After his first fight with Goku, he shoots him with a Dodon Ray, seemingly killing him, but Tao doesn't bother to actually check Goku's body to make sure. Naturally, Goku is still very much alive, and while Tao is off doing other things, Goku trains with Korin to gain enough power to beat him.



* In the second to last episode of the first season of ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', Sugou/Oberon, who has spammed his GameMaster status and traps Kirito and Asuna, stabs Kirito with Kirito's own sword after chaining up Asuna before he does his AttemptedRape on her. After stabbing Kirito into the ground, he's about to change the pain absorber, which, once it drops bellow level 3, starts affecting a user's body in the real world. Given that he was in complete control of situation and the world in which Kirito was trapped in, Oberon could've turned it off all the way on Kirito by setting the absorber to level 0 (or at least bellow 3) to ensure he will never have to deal with Kirito again in either the digital or real worlds. And if that happened, seeing Asuna in pain as Oberon rapes her would potentially inflict more pain and stress on Kirito and kill him in real life. Sugou wins, the end! Instead, being overconfident in his complete control of the situation, he sets it to level 8, insisting on gradually decreasing the levels to increase the pain to "give [Kirito] something to look forward to". Because of this, Kirito isn't completely dead, and gets help from Kayaba's digital spirit, who gives Kirito his admin status to turn the tables on Oberon by setting his in-game level to 1, and turning off the pain absorber on ''Oberon himself'', then proceeds to kill him, thus, foiling Sugou/Oberon's plans. Even if Sugou had no way of foreseeing Kayaba's intervention, that still wasn't exactly a smart move.

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* In the second to last episode of the first season of ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', Sugou/Oberon, who has spammed his GameMaster status and traps Kirito and Asuna, stabs Kirito with Kirito's own sword after chaining up Asuna before he does his AttemptedRape on her. After stabbing Kirito into the ground, he's about to change the pain absorber, which, once it drops bellow below level 3, starts affecting a user's body in the real world. Given that he was in complete control of situation and the world in which Kirito was trapped in, Oberon could've turned it off all the way on Kirito by setting the absorber to level 0 (or at least bellow below 3) to ensure he will never have to deal with Kirito again in either the digital or real worlds. And if that happened, seeing Asuna in pain as Oberon rapes her would potentially inflict more pain and stress on Kirito and kill him in real life. Sugou wins, the end! Instead, being overconfident in his complete control of the situation, he sets it to level 8, insisting on gradually decreasing the levels to increase the pain to "give [Kirito] something to look forward to". Because of this, Kirito isn't completely dead, and gets help from Kayaba's digital spirit, who gives Kirito his admin status to turn the tables on Oberon by setting his in-game level to 1, and turning off the pain absorber on ''Oberon himself'', then proceeds to kill him, thus, foiling Sugou/Oberon's plans. Even if Sugou had no way of foreseeing Kayaba's intervention, that still wasn't exactly a smart move.
11th Sep '16 2:35:59 PM comicwriter
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* Had Bane chosen to end Batman's life in their first confrontation in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', he and [[spoiler: Talia al Ghul]] would have succeeded in their plan to destroy Gotham City. Batman even asks Bane in prison when he first woke up: "Why don't you just kill me?" to which Bane replies, "You don't fear death. You welcome it. Your punishment must be more ''severe''." Later, [[spoiler:Talia]] monologues at length to Bruce about how much better revenge is when it's done slowly, giving the heroes enough time to [[spoiler:block her remote triggering of a nuclear bomb.]] Bruce lampshades this shortly after, responding, "maybe the slow knife was ''too slow''." Once [[spoiler:Talia]] leaves Bane, having [[TaughtByExperience learned his lesson]], he ignores her order to let him live and tries to kill him then and there; Comibook/{{Catwoman}}'s BigDamnHeroes arrival saves him.

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* Had Bane chosen to end Batman's life in their first confrontation in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', he and [[spoiler: Talia al Ghul]] would have succeeded in their plan to destroy Gotham City. Batman even asks Bane in prison when he first woke up: "Why don't you just kill me?" to which Bane replies, "You don't fear death. You welcome it. Your punishment must be more ''severe''." Later, [[spoiler:Talia]] monologues at length to Bruce about how much better revenge is when it's done slowly, giving the heroes enough time to [[spoiler:block her remote triggering of a nuclear bomb.]] Bruce lampshades this shortly after, responding, "maybe the slow knife was ''too slow''." Once [[spoiler:Talia]] leaves Bane, having [[TaughtByExperience learned his lesson]], he ignores her order to let him live and tries to kill him then and there; Comibook/{{Catwoman}}'s only Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}'s BigDamnHeroes arrival saves him.
11th Sep '16 2:30:43 PM comicwriter
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* In ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', Luthor has Superman incapacitated by Kryptonite and unable to get out of his swimming pool. Then he leaves him, expecting him to die - even though he just learned that his girlfriend's mother lives in the town that one of his bombs is about to destroy. Somehow, he does not see her betrayal coming.

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* In ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', Luthor Comicbook/LexLuthor has Superman incapacitated by Kryptonite and unable to get out of his swimming pool. Then he leaves him, expecting him to die - even though he just learned that his girlfriend's mother lives in the town that one of his bombs is about to destroy. Somehow, he does not see her betrayal coming.



* Had Bane chosen to end Batman's life in their first confrontation in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', he and [[spoiler: Talia al Ghul]] would have succeeded in their plan to destroy Gotham City. Batman even asks Bane in prison when he first woke up: "Why don't you just kill me?" to which Bane replies, "You don't fear death. You welcome it. Your punishment must be more ''severe''." Later, [[spoiler:Talia]] monologues at length to Bruce about how much better revenge is when it's done slowly, giving the heroes enough time to [[spoiler:block her remote triggering of a nuclear bomb.]] Bruce lampshades this shortly after, responding, "maybe the slow knife was ''too slow''." Once [[spoiler:Talia]] leaves Bane, having [[TaughtByExperience learned his lesson]], he ignores her order to let him live and tries to kill him then and there; Catwoman's BigDamnHeroes arrival saves him.

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* Had Bane chosen to end Batman's life in their first confrontation in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', he and [[spoiler: Talia al Ghul]] would have succeeded in their plan to destroy Gotham City. Batman even asks Bane in prison when he first woke up: "Why don't you just kill me?" to which Bane replies, "You don't fear death. You welcome it. Your punishment must be more ''severe''." Later, [[spoiler:Talia]] monologues at length to Bruce about how much better revenge is when it's done slowly, giving the heroes enough time to [[spoiler:block her remote triggering of a nuclear bomb.]] Bruce lampshades this shortly after, responding, "maybe the slow knife was ''too slow''." Once [[spoiler:Talia]] leaves Bane, having [[TaughtByExperience learned his lesson]], he ignores her order to let him live and tries to kill him then and there; Catwoman's Comibook/{{Catwoman}}'s BigDamnHeroes arrival saves him.



--> So let me get this straight, Vanky: Instead of just killing Tony, your plan is to show the world that he's weak ... and therefore cause others to kill him? Did I mention that [[WhatAnIdiot he says this while sitting across from an unarmed Tony in an unguarded jail cell, fully capable of killing him with his bare hands]]?
** At the start of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Comicbook/ScarletWitch gets the drop on Tony, but instead of just using her powers to kill him (or hell, even just bashing him over the head with a heavy object), she lets him go so that he can create Comicbook/{{Ultron}}, reasoning that the Avengers will eventually tear themselves apart because of this. A deleted scene even has Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}} angrily chastising her for letting Tony go after the two of them had spent ''years'' trying to find a way to kill him for what he did to their family. Ultron himself is guilty of this in the same movie at several points, most notably when he captures Comicbook/BlackWidow, but then keeps her alive just so he can monologue to her.

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--> -->'''David Christopher Bell''': So let me get this straight, Vanky: Instead of just killing Tony, your plan is to show the world that he's weak ... and therefore cause others to kill him? Did I mention that [[WhatAnIdiot he says this while sitting across from an unarmed Tony in an unguarded jail cell, fully capable of killing him with his bare hands]]?
** At the start of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Comicbook/ScarletWitch gets the drop on Tony, but instead of just using her powers to kill him (or hell, even just bashing him over the head with a heavy object), she lets him go so that he can create Comicbook/{{Ultron}}, reasoning that the Avengers will eventually tear themselves apart because of over this. A deleted scene even has Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}} angrily chastising chastise her for letting Tony go after the two of them had spent ''years'' trying to find a way to kill him for what he did to their family. Ultron himself is guilty of this in the same movie at several points, most notably when he captures Comicbook/BlackWidow, but then keeps her Comicbook/BlackWidow alive just so he can monologue to her.
11th Sep '16 11:26:38 AM comicwriter
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** At the start of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Comicbook/ScarletWitch gets the drop on Tony, but instead of just using her powers to kill him (or hell, even just bashing him over the head with a heavy object), she lets him go so that he can create Comicbook/{{Ultron}}, reasoning that the Avengers will eventually tear themselves apart because of this. A deleted scene even has Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}} angrily chastising her for letting Tony go after the two of them had spent ''years'' trying to find a way to kill him for what he did to their family.

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** At the start of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Comicbook/ScarletWitch gets the drop on Tony, but instead of just using her powers to kill him (or hell, even just bashing him over the head with a heavy object), she lets him go so that he can create Comicbook/{{Ultron}}, reasoning that the Avengers will eventually tear themselves apart because of this. A deleted scene even has Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}} angrily chastising her for letting Tony go after the two of them had spent ''years'' trying to find a way to kill him for what he did to their family. Ultron himself is guilty of this in the same movie at several points, most notably when he captures Comicbook/BlackWidow, but then keeps her alive just so he can monologue to her.
11th Sep '16 11:08:32 AM comicwriter
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* Website/{{Cracked}} ran an article noting how annoying common this has become in superhero movies ever since ''Film/TheDarkKnight'':

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* Website/{{Cracked}} ran an article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/why-best-joker-was-worst-thing-superhero-films_p2/ article]] noting how annoying annoyingly common this has become in superhero movies ever since ''Film/TheDarkKnight'':
11th Sep '16 11:06:21 AM comicwriter
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* Website/{{Cracked}} ran an article noting how annoying common this has become in superhero movies ever since ''Film/TheDarkKnight'':
** In ''Film/IronMan2'', Vanko, who is obsessed with vengeance against the Stark family, corners Tony Stark in Monaco. He later reveals that he didn't intend to kill Tony there, but actually just wanted to humiliate him and make him look weak so that ''others'' would destroy him, saying "All I have to do is sit back and watch as the world consumes you."
--> So let me get this straight, Vanky: Instead of just killing Tony, your plan is to show the world that he's weak ... and therefore cause others to kill him? Did I mention that [[WhatAnIdiot he says this while sitting across from an unarmed Tony in an unguarded jail cell, fully capable of killing him with his bare hands]]?
** At the start of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Comicbook/ScarletWitch gets the drop on Tony, but instead of just using her powers to kill him (or hell, even just bashing him over the head with a heavy object), she lets him go so that he can create Comicbook/{{Ultron}}, reasoning that the Avengers will eventually tear themselves apart because of this. A deleted scene even has Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}} angrily chastising her for letting Tony go after the two of them had spent ''years'' trying to find a way to kill him for what he did to their family.
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