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23rd Apr '17 11:21:51 AM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/TheWildStorm:'' Zealot is introduced having just finished an "interview", or in layman's terms, "having taken out a group of bad guys via incredibly violent means".

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4th Apr '17 7:19:45 AM eroock
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When death or impending death is referred to only in code words, which becomes chilling when the audience realizes what they are referring to. Usually used by sinister conspiracies, powerful gangsters, {{Dystopia}}n bureaucrats (see also DoubleSpeak), [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide genocidal maniacs]], [[PathOfInspiration Paths Of Inspiration]] or ScaryDogmaticAliens. Occasionally also invoked by "good guy" operations, too (spy agencies, etc.) but less frequently.

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When death or impending death is referred to only in code words, which becomes chilling when the audience realizes what they are referring to. Usually used by sinister conspiracies, powerful gangsters, {{Dystopia}}n bureaucrats (see also DoubleSpeak), [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide genocidal maniacs]], [[PathOfInspiration Paths Of of Inspiration]] or ScaryDogmaticAliens. Occasionally also invoked by "good guy" operations, too (spy agencies, etc.) but less frequently.
30th Mar '17 7:32:45 AM Rebu
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* "You're [[Film/TheTerminator terminated]], fucker!"
* Ronan the Accuser of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has taken it upon himself to "cleanse" the galaxy.

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* ''Film/TheTerminator'': "You're [[Film/TheTerminator terminated]], terminated, fucker!"
* Ronan the Accuser of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has taken it upon himself to "cleanse" the galaxy.galaxy, a possible reference to real-life religious extremism.
25th Mar '17 1:57:41 PM LeGurdah
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When death or impending death is referred to only in code words, which becomes chilling when the audience realizes what they are referring to. Usually used by sinister conspiracies, powerful gangsters, {{Dystopia}}n bureaucrats (see also DoubleSpeak), [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide genocial maniacs]], [[PathOfInspiration Paths Of Inspiration]] or ScaryDogmaticAliens. Occasionally also invoked by "good guy" operations, too (spy agencies, etc.) but less frequently.

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When death or impending death is referred to only in code words, which becomes chilling when the audience realizes what they are referring to. Usually used by sinister conspiracies, powerful gangsters, {{Dystopia}}n bureaucrats (see also DoubleSpeak), [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide genocial genocidal maniacs]], [[PathOfInspiration Paths Of Inspiration]] or ScaryDogmaticAliens. Occasionally also invoked by "good guy" operations, too (spy agencies, etc.) but less frequently.
24th Mar '17 9:50:12 PM karstovich2
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** On a few U.S. railroads (e.g. UsefulNotes/NewJerseyTransit), a suicide is called a "trespasser" or "trespassing incident."
19th Mar '17 11:27:31 AM nombretomado
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* Leia Organa's impending execution in ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''ANewHope''. "I'm afraid she's scheduled to be terminated."

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* Leia Organa's impending execution in ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''ANewHope''.''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope''. "I'm afraid she's scheduled to be terminated."
6th Mar '17 11:50:57 AM Silverblade2
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* Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'': SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is quite fond of these (fitting, given his history as a mobster):

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* Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'': SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker is quite fond of these (fitting, given his history as a mobster):



* In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', the BigBad Darth Sidious tells the leaders of Separatists Alliance he sent his new apprentice DarthWiki/DarthVader to their HQ to "take care of them". [[TooDumbToLive They don't take the hint]].

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* In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', the BigBad Darth Sidious tells the leaders of Separatists Alliance he sent his new apprentice DarthWiki/DarthVader Darth Vader to their HQ to "take care of them". [[TooDumbToLive They don't take the hint]].
17th Feb '17 3:09:15 PM Aquila89
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* On ''Series/TheRachelMaddowShow'', Senator Charles Schumer gleefully made [[http://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/01/jacob-hornberger/will-cia-trump this death threat]] to [[Creator/DonaldTrump President Trump]] saying that [[CIAEvilFBIGood the C.I.A]] has "six ways from Sunday of getting back at you".
8th Feb '17 8:25:46 AM esq263
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* The possibility of UsefulNotes/NuclearWar is so dire that, in official statements, political leaders will not actually threaten to "nuke" someone. Instead, they will use terms such as "grave consequences", "massive retaliation", and "unlimited response". This was double-subverted on 9/11, when top government officials in the U.S. used variations on these phrases in discussing the upcoming American response, one official informing reporters that "We're going to go after them with everything we've got." The fact that no nuclear retaliation followed might lead people to suspect that this example was a subversion of this trope -- except it later came out that these officials knew exactly what they were implying and fully intended a nuclear response to 9/11; it was Bush putting his foot down that prevented such a thing from actually happening.

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* The possibility idea of UsefulNotes/NuclearWar is so dire grim that, in official statements, political leaders will not actually threaten to "nuke" someone. Instead, they will use terms such as "grave consequences", "massive retaliation", and "unlimited response". This was double-subverted on 9/11, when top government officials in the U.S. used variations on these phrases in discussing the upcoming American response, one official informing reporters that "We're going to go after them with everything we've got." The fact that no nuclear retaliation followed might lead people to suspect that this example was a subversion of this trope -- except it later came out that these officials knew exactly what they were implying and fully intended a nuclear response to 9/11; it was Bush putting his foot down that prevented such a thing from actually happening.
26th Jan '17 7:08:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StarCraft'': Protoss don't annihilate planets, they ''purify'' them.

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* ''StarCraft'': ''VideoGame/StarCraft'': Protoss don't annihilate planets, they ''purify'' them.
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