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27th Sep '16 1:36:58 AM morane
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** "To get one's picture on the clubhouse wall" implies a skydiving-related death. Never ask what you need to do to get your photo on the wall.
24th Aug '16 9:16:16 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''BlackCompany'' novels, there's a part where Lady is running roughshod over a client city's entrenched priesthoods. A delegation is sent to her to demand that she free various prisoners; she tells her lieutenant something like "Tell them they've been released. They'll get the message."

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* In the ''BlackCompany'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' novels, there's a part where Lady is running roughshod over a client city's entrenched priesthoods. A delegation is sent to her to demand that she free various prisoners; she tells her lieutenant something like "Tell them they've been released. They'll get the message."
21st Aug '16 8:08:09 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* In ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'', while visiting Auric Goldfinger's estate, James Bond asks Goldfinger what happened to Jill Masterton, his attractive secretary. Goldfinger cryptically states that she "left his employment." Only when [[spoiler: Tilly reveals that Jill was murdered by Goldfinger]] does Bond realise what ''exactly'' Goldfinger meant.
19th Aug '16 10:58:37 AM dbfnq
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* In ''Podcast/WithinTheWires'', what goes on in the Extensive Studies Lab is referred to only as 'carpentry'. Because between the use of anaesthetics and jaw restraints, all you can hear are noises that sound like carpentry. The smell of sawdust is how you can tell if actual carpentry is taking place.
14th Aug '16 4:41:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''NinjaBurger'' card game, a ninja who has lost all his Honor "apologizes to his ancestors -- in person". This is also mentioned if the total Honor in play falls below a threshold; then it's the ''manager'' who has to go "apologize to his ancestors," meaning his position comes open, triggering the endgame.
* [[MagicTheGathering The Phyrexians]] do not horribly mutilate people beyond all recognition, give them cybernetic enhancements, and reshape their bodies. They ''compleat'' them. And no, [[InsistentTerminology that's not a typo.]]

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* In the ''NinjaBurger'' ''TabletopGame/NinjaBurger'' card game, a ninja who has lost all his Honor "apologizes to his ancestors -- in person". This is also mentioned if the total Honor in play falls below a threshold; then it's the ''manager'' who has to go "apologize to his ancestors," meaning his position comes open, triggering the endgame.
* [[MagicTheGathering ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': The Phyrexians]] Phyrexians do not horribly mutilate people beyond all recognition, give them cybernetic enhancements, and reshape their bodies. They ''compleat'' them. And no, [[InsistentTerminology that's not a typo.]]
1st Aug '16 10:09:15 PM E1craZ4life
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** Eddie learns of Acme's death when Lt. Santino tells him "The rabbit cacked him last night".
18th Jul '16 8:31:02 AM Monolaf317
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* In [=ClockUp=]'s ''Euphoria'', Nemu refers to death as "The End" when the others characters begin to discuss about executing a LoopholeAbuse that would allow them to get the food from the VIP room to the outside, and she is convinced that doing something like that would get all of them killed like Miyako.



15th Jul '16 5:53:11 AM LondonKdS
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* Parodied in one Literature/TheSaint story, in which Simon tells HeroicComedicSociopath "Hoppy" Uniatz to "get rid of" a couple of defeated villains. Simon genuinely meant "get them out of my sight then let them go", but Hoppy interpreted "get rid of" as a euphemism and killed them both. When he finds out, Simon isn't particularly upset.
12th Jul '16 12:53:06 PM Daethalion
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Film/PulpFiction''. While Jules and Vince discuss their upcoming plans, Vince mentions that Marcellus had asked Vince to take care of his wife while he was away. Jules questions the phrase while pantomiming a gun to the head, thinking this trope is in effect, but Vince quickly reassures him that it's just a friendly night out.
12th Jul '16 12:17:31 PM Willbyr
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* For such a MagnificentBastard, you'd think ''FushigiYuugi'''s Nakago would say "You will die" to his last enemy. But no, he tells Miaka, "Neither of you will exist in either world." (Never you mind who the other person referred to is.)

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* For such a MagnificentBastard, you'd think ''FushigiYuugi'''s ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'''s Nakago would say "You will die" to his last enemy. But no, he tells Miaka, "Neither of you will exist in either world." (Never you mind who the other person referred to is.)



* ''BlackButler'': In the Anime, the main villain desires to "[[PureIsNotGood purify]]" humans of their sins (i.e., kill or [[FakeMemories brainwash]] them into an EmptyShell), and often repeats the following MadnessMantra:
--> ''[[KnightTemplar Snuff out the Unclean]]''
--> ''[[SocialDarwinism Snuff out the Unnecessary]]''
--> ''[[ANaziByAnyOtherName Snuff out the Unwanted]]''

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* ''BlackButler'': ''Manga/BlackButler'': In the Anime, anime, the main villain desires to "[[PureIsNotGood purify]]" humans of their sins (i.e., kill or [[FakeMemories brainwash]] them into an EmptyShell), and often repeats the following MadnessMantra:
--> ''[[KnightTemplar Snuff out the Unclean]]''
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Unclean]]''\\
''[[SocialDarwinism Snuff out the Unnecessary]]''
-->
Unnecessary]]''\\
''[[ANaziByAnyOtherName Snuff out the Unwanted]]''
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