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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.]]
19th Jul '15 6:20:24 AM jormis29
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* In the game ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Silent Assassin'', one mission, 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]]. ** Somewhat related is the plot for ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Blood Money'', in which a major part of the plot involves a rival contract agency called "The Franchise", who is killing off all of the agents from 47's agency. Towards the end, [[spoiler: only 47 and his contract informer, Diana, are still alive. They split the remaining money and part their separate ways. However, Diana seems to be a turncoat for the Franchise, and "kills" 47 to fulfill the contract on the guy's head by the Franchise's CorruptCorporateExecutive (he wanted 47's clone DNA as a starting point for his own super-assassin cloning scheme). This turns out to be a ploy by her to weed out the one behind the Agency's liquidation, and she revives 47 just in time to finish the bloke off.]] ** In ''Hitman: Absolution'', after 47 goes rogue Benjamin Travis sends an Agency hit-squad known as "The Saints" after 47, who ambush him while he's resting in a motel.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' * In the game ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: one mission of ''[[VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin Silent Assassin'', one mission, 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]]. ** Somewhat related is the plot for ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: ''[[VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney Blood Money'', Money]]'', in which a major part of the plot involves a rival contract agency called "The Franchise", who is killing off all of the agents from 47's agency. Towards the end, [[spoiler: only 47 and his contract informer, Diana, are still alive. They split the remaining money and part their separate ways. However, Diana seems to be a turncoat for the Franchise, and "kills" 47 to fulfill the contract on the guy's head by the Franchise's CorruptCorporateExecutive (he wanted 47's clone DNA as a starting point for his own super-assassin cloning scheme). This turns out to be a ploy by her to weed out the one behind the Agency's liquidation, and she revives 47 just in time to finish the bloke off.]] ** In ''Hitman: Absolution'', ''[[VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution Absolution]]'', after 47 goes rogue Benjamin Travis sends an Agency hit-squad known as "The Saints" after 47, who ambush him while he's resting in a motel.
8th Jul '15 9:31:40 AM Willbyr
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* Several of the employers of ''{{Golgo 13}}'' have tried this. He's killed every last one of them for it. His first rule: "I will not accept a client's betrayal."
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* Several of the employers of ''{{Golgo 13}}'' Manga/{{Golgo 13}} have tried this. He's killed every last one of them for it. His first rule: "I will not accept a client's betrayal."
4th Jun '15 7:39:54 AM Prfnoff
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* Depending on who you ally with at the end, or allying with no one at all, the final missions of ''VampireBloodlines'' turns into this. The Ventrue Prince, after sending you on dirty jobs, will have a Blood Hunt called on you, and you'll be under attack from vampires. Unless you go out of your way to get in his good graces, you'll have to fight your way from ground floor rent-a-mooks all the way up to his BigBad lieutenant.
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* Depending on who you ally with at the end, or allying with no one at all, the final missions of ''VampireBloodlines'' ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' turns into this. The Ventrue Prince, after sending you on dirty jobs, will have a Blood Hunt called on you, and you'll be under attack from vampires. Unless you go out of your way to get in his good graces, you'll have to fight your way from ground floor rent-a-mooks all the way up to his BigBad lieutenant.
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