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29th Aug '16 7:05:09 AM ChronoLegion
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** In the live-action ''Assassin's Creed: Lineage'' mini-series (prequel to the second game), Giovanni Auditore heads to Milan to try to prevent the Templar assassination of the Duke of Milan in church during the Feast of St. Stephen. He fails. The Duke is killed, and all his assassins are dispatched by the angry guards, ignoring Giovanni's pleas to leave some alive for questioning.
29th Aug '16 6:53:52 AM ChronoLegion
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* In the pilot of ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'', the [[EnergyBeing Taelon]] representative Da'an is giving a public speech in Ohio, praising the cooperation between humans and Taelons, as well as the end to world hunger thanks to Taelon technology. A cop named William Boone assigned as part of the security detail spots a LaserSight from a sniper rifle and yells for Da'an to get down. The billionaire Jonathan Doors jumps in front of Da'an and is seemingly killed by the shot. It's difficult to believe that someone like Da'an wouldn't be protected better than that. While the whole thing was revealed to be a set up by Doors to fake his death in order to secretly run LaResistance, it's difficult to believe that a sniper would be able to get into a building within shooting range of such a high profile dignitary. On the other hand, a later episode reveals that Taelons are immune to bullets, so maybe Da'an insisted that human authorities don't bother with tight security.

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* ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'':
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In the pilot of ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'', pilot, the [[EnergyBeing Taelon]] representative Da'an is giving a public speech in Ohio, praising the cooperation between humans and Taelons, as well as the end to world hunger thanks to Taelon technology. A cop named William Boone assigned as part of the security detail spots a LaserSight from a sniper rifle and yells for Da'an to get down. The billionaire Jonathan Doors jumps in front of Da'an and is seemingly killed by the shot. It's difficult to believe that someone like Da'an wouldn't be protected better than that. While the whole thing was revealed to be a set up by Doors to fake his death in order to secretly run LaResistance, it's difficult to believe that a sniper would be able to get into a building within shooting range of such a high profile dignitary. On the other hand, a later episode reveals that Taelons are immune to bullets, so maybe Da'an insisted that human authorities don't bother with tight security.security.
** In the first season 2 episode, Qu'on, the leader of the Taelon Synod, is assassinated by a Jaridian Replicant at [[spoiler:William Boone]]'s funeral. This results in [[BigBad Zo'or]] being named the new leader instead of the more benevolent Da'an.
29th Aug '16 6:50:36 AM ChronoLegion
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* On ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' two Blutbad criminals are killed publicly in a police station in front of TV cameras. The criminals flouted a centuries old compact binding all Wesen and their actions threatened to expose the existence of Wesen to the human public. The assassination was a message from the Wesen Council that such actions would not be tolerated. At the end of the episode, the Wesen Council official mentions that such displays are necessary about once a generation in order to reinforce the rules. In a later episode, [[spoiler:a mayoral candidate is shot at a public gathering by a sniper employed by the Black Claw. This is all a ploy to replace him with Sean Renard, whom they control by holding his daughter hostage]].

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* On ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' two Blutbad criminals are killed publicly in a police station in front of TV cameras. The criminals flouted a centuries old compact binding all Wesen and their actions threatened to expose the existence of Wesen to the human public. The assassination was a message from the Wesen Council that such actions would not be tolerated. At the end of the episode, the Wesen Council official mentions that such displays are necessary about once a generation in order to reinforce the rules. In a later episode, [[spoiler:a mayoral candidate is shot at a public gathering by a sniper employed by the Black Claw. This is all a ploy to replace him with Sean Renard, whom they control by holding his daughter hostage]].hostage. The bad guys even orchestrate the killing of the assassin by Renard in order to put him in a good light for the public]].
29th Aug '16 6:49:56 AM ChronoLegion
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* On ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' two Blutbad criminals are killed publicly in a police station in front of TV cameras. The criminals flouted a centuries old compact binding all Wesen and their actions threatened to expose the existence of Wesen to the human public. The assassination was a message from the Wesen Council that such actions would not be tolerated. At the end of the episode, the Wesen Council official mentions that such displays are necessary about once a generation in order to reinforce the rules.

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* On ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' two Blutbad criminals are killed publicly in a police station in front of TV cameras. The criminals flouted a centuries old compact binding all Wesen and their actions threatened to expose the existence of Wesen to the human public. The assassination was a message from the Wesen Council that such actions would not be tolerated. At the end of the episode, the Wesen Council official mentions that such displays are necessary about once a generation in order to reinforce the rules. In a later episode, [[spoiler:a mayoral candidate is shot at a public gathering by a sniper employed by the Black Claw. This is all a ploy to replace him with Sean Renard, whom they control by holding his daughter hostage]].
29th Aug '16 6:47:27 AM ChronoLegion
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** The Master also set the President of the US to be assassinated on live TV by the Toclafane. This is one of the few events that are not RetGone by the destruction of the "paradox machine".
18th Aug '16 9:28:35 PM Mjolnir13621
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* In ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'', [[spoiler:Death Gun employs this tactic in-game synced to the real-life murder of his target]].


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* In ''ImagerPortfolio'', this is a semi-common trope, happening to several notable figures.
18th Aug '16 9:25:15 PM Mjolnir13621
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* In ''TheLostFleet'' and it's spinoffs, there are ''numerous'' attempts (and a few successful ones). They range from trying to force whole ships to blow up in the middle of an allied fleet in order to kill people (one of these attempts is successful, another is not) to would-be firing squads shooting at their target, only to be ambushed by a genre-savvy target.
9th Aug '16 10:26:40 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels:
** Mario Greymist's assassination of TheEmperor in Steven Brust's ''Literature/FiveHundredYearsAfter''. That character definitely has a link with death: grey is the in-universe color of death. (It is also associated with the Greymist Valley, which is located just above Deathgate Falls.) Justified in that Mario was allied with the prospective claimant to the throne and would have been rewarded if all went according to plan.

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* Steven Brust's ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels:
** Mario Greymist's assassination of TheEmperor in Steven Brust's ''Literature/FiveHundredYearsAfter''. That character definitely has a link with death: grey is the in-universe color of death. (It is also associated with the Greymist Valley, which is located just above Deathgate Falls.) Justified in that Mario was allied with the prospective claimant to the throne and would have been rewarded if all went according to plan.
9th Aug '16 10:26:28 PM PaulA
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* Mario Greymist's assassination of TheEmperor in Steven Brust's {{Dragaera}} book ''Five Hundred Years After''. That character definitely has a link with death- grey is the in-universe color of death. (It is also associated with the Greymist Valley, which is located just above Deathgate Falls.) Justified in that Mario was allied with the prospective claimant to the throne and would have been rewarded if all went according to plan.

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* ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels:
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Mario Greymist's assassination of TheEmperor in Steven Brust's {{Dragaera}} book ''Five Hundred Years After''. ''Literature/FiveHundredYearsAfter''. That character definitely has a link with death- death: grey is the in-universe color of death. (It is also associated with the Greymist Valley, which is located just above Deathgate Falls.) Justified in that Mario was allied with the prospective claimant to the throne and would have been rewarded if all went according to plan.
30th Jul '16 12:47:59 PM nombretomado
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* Done at multiple levels in ''Crown Of Slaves'' by DavidWeber. During the coronation at the end of the book, Lieutenant Governor Cassetti is killed in front of thousands of people and dozens of notables from the various political groups around Torch. Averted at one level, because Scrags are instantly found with the murder weapon, but played absolutely straight at another level because [[spoiler: Thandi Palane planted the evidence of their guilt and had her guards kill them so they couldn't be questioned, such that she was standing in full view of everyone while she executed him]].

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* Done at multiple levels in ''Crown Of Slaves'' by DavidWeber.Creator/DavidWeber. During the coronation at the end of the book, Lieutenant Governor Cassetti is killed in front of thousands of people and dozens of notables from the various political groups around Torch. Averted at one level, because Scrags are instantly found with the murder weapon, but played absolutely straight at another level because [[spoiler: Thandi Palane planted the evidence of their guilt and had her guards kill them so they couldn't be questioned, such that she was standing in full view of everyone while she executed him]].
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