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8th May '18 1:46:58 AM Divra
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* Defied in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'': CJ ''wants'' to put a bullet in Tenpenny's head, but Cesar stops him. Cesar points out that Tenpenny is going to die from his injuries anyway, and that shooting him would make CJ a marked man, but if he walks away Tenpenny is just another car crash victim with no-one to blame for his death.
29th Apr '18 5:10:52 PM QuizzicalPieridine
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24th Apr '18 12:16:23 PM ChaoticNovelist
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After a villain attacks a location, there will usually be one or two wounded people left lying on the floor writhing in pain (sometimes begging for mercy, depending how tough they are). The villain will then dispatch them with a single shot, or any kind of OneHitKill, to the head. This is often done one handed to emphasize how casually the villain is performing his little clean-up job.

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After a villain someone attacks a location, there will usually be one or two wounded people left lying on the floor writhing in pain (sometimes begging for mercy, depending how tough they are). The villain attacker will then dispatch them with a single shot, or any kind of OneHitKill, to the head. This is often done one handed to emphasize how casually the villain is performing his little clean-up job.



Also used in assassinations. In Russia, this is known as a "control shot". It's also used by hero protagonists on occasion, often spy characters, either to ensure a kill has succeeded, or to make sure a BigBad is indeed dead. Not to be confused with actions such as a "DoubleTap" in which multiple bullets are fired during the initial action; these are additional killing shots (or blows) delivered at some point after the target is disabled.

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Also used in assassinations. In Russia, this is known as a "control shot". It's also used It can be done by hero protagonists on occasion, all stripes of characters, and often spy characters, either to ensure a kill has succeeded, or to make sure a BigBad [[MakeSureHesDead is indeed dead.dead]]. Not to be confused with actions such as a "DoubleTap" in which multiple bullets are fired during the initial action; these are additional killing shots (or blows) delivered at some point after the target is disabled.
12th Apr '18 1:23:07 PM ultimomant
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* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2''. John Wick is sent to assassinate a former friend Gianna D'Antonio, who [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled elects to die her own way]] and [[BathSuicide slits her wrists in the bath]]. Wick holds Gianna's hand as she dies, but once he's unconscious he puts a bullet in her head [[ConsummateProfessional just to be sure she can't be revived again]], but possibly also so she won't have committed a mortal sin by dying from her own hand.

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* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2''. John Wick is sent to assassinate a former friend Gianna D'Antonio, who [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled elects to die her own way]] and [[BathSuicide slits her wrists in the bath]]. Wick holds Gianna's hand as she dies, but once he's she's unconscious he puts a bullet in her head [[ConsummateProfessional just to be sure she can't be revived again]], but possibly also so she won't have committed a mortal sin by dying from her own hand.
10th Apr '18 7:15:37 AM JackG
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* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2''. John Wick is sent to assassinate a former friend Gianna D'Antonio, who [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled elects to die her own way]] and [[BathSuicide slits her wrists in the bath]]. Wick holds Gianna's hand as she dies, but once he's unconscious he puts a bullet in her head [[ConsummateProfessional just to be sure she can't be revived again]].

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* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2''. John Wick is sent to assassinate a former friend Gianna D'Antonio, who [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled elects to die her own way]] and [[BathSuicide slits her wrists in the bath]]. Wick holds Gianna's hand as she dies, but once he's unconscious he puts a bullet in her head [[ConsummateProfessional just to be sure she can't be revived again]].again]], but possibly also so she won't have committed a mortal sin by dying from her own hand.
10th Apr '18 7:13:53 AM JackG
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* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2''. John Wick is sent to assassinate a former friend Gianna D'Antonio, who [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled elects to die her own way]] and [[BathtubSuicide slits her wrists in the bath]]. Wick holds Gianna's hand as she dies, but once he's unconscious he puts a bullet in her head [[ConsummateProfessional just to be sure she can't be revived again]].

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* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2''. John Wick is sent to assassinate a former friend Gianna D'Antonio, who [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled elects to die her own way]] and [[BathtubSuicide [[BathSuicide slits her wrists in the bath]]. Wick holds Gianna's hand as she dies, but once he's unconscious he puts a bullet in her head [[ConsummateProfessional just to be sure she can't be revived again]].
10th Apr '18 7:13:21 AM JackG
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* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2''.

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* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2''. John Wick is sent to assassinate a former friend Gianna D'Antonio, who [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled elects to die her own way]] and [[BathtubSuicide slits her wrists in the bath]]. Wick holds Gianna's hand as she dies, but once he's unconscious he puts a bullet in her head [[ConsummateProfessional just to be sure she can't be revived again]].
10th Apr '18 7:08:13 AM JackG
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* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2''.
2nd Apr '18 4:55:42 PM Chariset
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After a villain attacks a location, there will usually be one or two wounded people left lying on the floor wincing in pain (sometimes begging for mercy depending how tough they are). The villain will then dispatch them with a single shot, or any kind of OneHitKill, to the head. Usually one handed.

If pronounced after the French manner, the term is pronounced "coo deh graass" and translates as "blow of mercy". However, most English speakers hypercorrect the pronunciation so the last word is pronounced "grah", which in French changes the meaning to "[[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels blow of fat]]". However, since we're speaking English and not French, it's a bit of a moot point. It comes from the use of such execution methods as the "Breaking Wheel", often used in France during the Dark Ages, where the victim is stretched across a wheel and has their limbs broken by a very large hammer. Often, it was then ordered for the executioner to deliver a fatal blow to the chest, in order to end the torturous ordeal quickly.

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After a villain attacks a location, there will usually be one or two wounded people left lying on the floor wincing writhing in pain (sometimes begging for mercy mercy, depending how tough they are). The villain will then dispatch them with a single shot, or any kind of OneHitKill, to the head. Usually This is often done one handed.

handed to emphasize how casually the villain is performing his little clean-up job.

If pronounced after the French manner, the term is pronounced "coo deh graass" and translates as "blow of mercy". However, most English speakers hypercorrect the pronunciation so the last word is pronounced "grah", which in French changes the meaning to "[[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels blow of fat]]". However, (However, since we're speaking English and not French, it's a bit of a moot point. point). It comes from the use of such execution methods as the "Breaking Wheel", often used in France during the Dark Ages, where the victim is would be stretched across a wheel and has their limbs broken tortured by a very large hammer. Often, it was then ordered for nonfatal hammer blows that would break bones but not cause death -- the executioner to deliver a fatal blow to the chest, in order would usually be ordered to end the torturous ordeal quickly.
victim's pain with a strike to the chest.
27th Mar '18 6:12:51 PM JackG
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* In the mini-series ''Rhodes'', a colonial expedition uses a Maxim machine gun to mow down attacking tribesmen, then they finish off the wounded with pistols, with the latter portrayed more as a bloodthirsty slaughter than a MercyKill.
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