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11th Apr '16 9:40:31 AM ObsidianFire
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* This method of dealing with unneeded hitmen is used by the BigBad of the novel ''Quite Ugly One Morning'' by Christopher Brookmyre, and the protagonist [[GenreSavvy uses his knowledge of this trope]] to his benefit later in the story.

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* This method of dealing with unneeded hitmen is used by the BigBad of the novel ''Quite Ugly One Morning'' by Christopher Brookmyre, and the protagonist [[GenreSavvy uses his knowledge of this trope]] trope to his benefit later in the story.
17th Mar '16 8:28:43 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}''
* In one mission of ''[[VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin Silent Assassin]]'', which has you revisiting the site of a previous mission, [[spoiler: turns out to be a setup from your current employers, who are trying to 'terminate' 47 - using another Hitman, codenamed 17. 47 was both surprised - since he thought he'd killed all of his 'brothers' already - and somewhat insulted that they'd think an inferior model had any chance of taking him out]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}''
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In one mission of ''[[VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin Silent Assassin]]'', which has you revisiting the site of a previous mission, [[spoiler: turns out to be a setup from your current employers, who are trying to 'terminate' 47 - using another Hitman, codenamed 17. 47 was both surprised - since he thought he'd killed all of his 'brothers' already - and somewhat insulted that they'd think an inferior model had any chance of taking him out]].
6th Mar '16 4:32:47 PM Rmpdc
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* Attempted several times on Jimmy in ''Videogame/MafiaII''. All fail.
31st Jan '16 1:22:20 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* A CrazyAwesome version of this trope is pretty much the plotline in both ''NoMoreHeroes'' games.

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* A CrazyAwesome version of this trope is pretty much the plotline in both ''NoMoreHeroes'' ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' games.
15th Jan '16 8:59:44 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/CrownerJohnMysteries'': In ''The Sanctuary Seeker'', the killer hires an outlaw to help him murder the first of his targets. He then immediately kills the outlaw, takes back the money he paid him, and dumps the outlaw's body down an old tin mine.

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* ''Literature/CrownerJohnMysteries'': ''Literature/TheCrownerJohnMysteries'': In ''The Sanctuary Seeker'', the killer hires an outlaw to help him murder the first of his targets. He then immediately kills the outlaw, takes back the money he paid him, and dumps the outlaw's body down an old tin mine.
3rd Jan '16 1:07:50 PM foxley
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10th Dec '15 12:20:21 PM FF32
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* Parodied in a ''Series/KidsInTheHall'' sketch, where a hitman is contracted to take himself out.

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* Parodied in a ''Series/KidsInTheHall'' ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' sketch, where a hitman is contracted to take himself out.
2nd Oct '15 6:54:13 PM Blueeyedrat
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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'': This is the impetus for the VillainOfTheWeek in "The Job": One of his previous clients realized that the hitman was still keeping tabs on him, grew paranoid, and hired another to take him out. He survived the attempt and, not knowing which client ordered the hit, decided to track down and kill ''all'' of them.
21st Sep '15 2:14:42 PM nombretomado
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* NorseMythology: The dwarf Fáfnir turns himself into a dragon to protect his cursed gold from his brother, Regin. So, Regin hires Sigurd to kill Fáfnir, but then Sigurd [[SpeaksFluentAnimal learns from the birds]] that Regin plans to kill ''him'', too. Now that's OlderThanPrint for your ass!

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* NorseMythology: Myth/NorseMythology: The dwarf Fáfnir turns himself into a dragon to protect his cursed gold from his brother, Regin. So, Regin hires Sigurd to kill Fáfnir, but then Sigurd [[SpeaksFluentAnimal learns from the birds]] that Regin plans to kill ''him'', too. Now that's OlderThanPrint for your ass!
24th Aug '15 9:48:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* The main character in ''GrossePointeBlank'' is targeted by fellow hitmen after he refuses to join their [[WeirdTradeUnion labor union]].
* ''Film/TheMechanic'' (1972) movie with Charles Bronson as a mob hitman. Bronson's character trains the son of a Mafia boss in his art without getting permission from his employers, so they set them both up to be killed. [[spoiler:Ironically after escaping the trap, the mobster's son then murders Bronson for his own personal reasons, and is himself killed by a bomb left by Bronson in his car.]]

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* The main character in ''GrossePointeBlank'' ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'' is targeted by fellow hitmen after he refuses to join their [[WeirdTradeUnion labor union]].
* ''Film/TheMechanic'' (1972) ''Film/TheMechanic1972'' movie with Charles Bronson as a mob hitman. Bronson's character trains the son of a Mafia boss in his art without getting permission from his employers, so they set them both up to be killed. [[spoiler:Ironically after escaping the trap, the mobster's son then murders Bronson for his own personal reasons, and is himself killed by a bomb left by Bronson in his car.]]
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