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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]]''
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Unnecessary]]''\\
''[[ANaziByAnyOtherName Snuff out the Unwanted]]''
7th Jul '16 1:33:23 PM rjd1922
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* The [[CreepyChild Little Sisters]] in ''VideoGame/{{BioShock}}'' refer to dead bodies they can harvest ADAM from as "angels". When one of them sees Jack lying motionless on the ground, she says that he's still breathing, but "he'll be an angel soon".

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* The [[CreepyChild Little Sisters]] in ''VideoGame/{{BioShock}}'' refer to dead bodies they can harvest ADAM from as "angels". When one of them sees Jack lying motionless on the ground, she says that he's still breathing, but "he'll be an angel soon". ''VideoGame/{{BioShock 2}}'' reveals that [[spoiler:[[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness they actually see the corpses as angels, people peacefully sleeping on the ground with the outline of a halo and angel wings, surrounded by rose petals]].]]
1st Jul '16 12:11:52 AM morane
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* The word ''execute'' was itself originally one of these -- it was being used in the "carry out an order" sense, short for "execute the death sentence".

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* The word ''execute'' was itself originally one of these -- it was being used in the "carry out an order" sense, short for "execute the death sentence". ''Executioner'' itself is an euphemism for a ''hangman'' (who carries out judicial hangings) or ''headsman'' (who carries out judicial beheadings). ''State electrician'' is the executioner who operates the electric chair.



* A couple examples from the United States include ''enhanced interrogation'' for [[JackBauerInterrogationTechniques torture]] and ''contingency operations'' for war.

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* A couple examples from the United States include ''enhanced interrogation'' for [[JackBauerInterrogationTechniques [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique torture]] and ''contingency operations'' for war.
30th Jun '16 11:46:21 PM morane
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** Although "Auguring in" might only be half a euphemism, since it was originally used to describe an aircraft going down in a spin; either a straight one, or a flat spin. They were turning like a drill, thus "auguring." Unsurprisingly, this was mostly combat aircraft.

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** Although "Auguring "Augering in" might only be half a euphemism, since it was originally used to describe an aircraft going down in a spin; either a straight one, or a flat spin. They were turning like a drill, thus "auguring."augering." Unsurprisingly, this was mostly combat aircraft.
** Likewise, in skydiving, "bouncing" is an euphemism "to land on unsurvivable speed". It invokes an image of one's lifeless body bounces up after the fatal contact with ground.
29th Jun '16 7:17:24 PM rjd1922
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* In ''PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', when Koops is reunited with his father Koopley, he says "For ten long years we all thought you'd... you know! [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall We thought your game was over!"]]

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* In ''PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', when Koops is reunited with his father Koopley, he says "For ten long years we all thought you'd... you know! [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall We thought your game was over!"]]



** SelfDemonstrating/GLaDOS uses the term "euthanized", in reference to both test subjects and also to inanimate objects.

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** SelfDemonstrating/GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] uses the term "euthanized", in reference to both test subjects and also to inanimate objects.


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* The [[CreepyChild Little Sisters]] in ''VideoGame/{{BioShock}}'' refer to dead bodies they can harvest ADAM from as "angels". When one of them sees Jack lying motionless on the ground, she says that he's still breathing, but "he'll be an angel soon".
27th Jun '16 3:05:49 AM Mhazard
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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), [[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 maniacs]], [[PathOfInspiration Paths Of Inspiration]] or ScaryDogmaticAliens. Occasionally also invoked by "good guy" operations, too (spy agencies, etc.) but less frequently.
23rd Jun '16 8:53:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Disney version of ''Disney/PeterPan'', Captain Hook announces that the bomb he planted will cause Peter to "be blasted out of Never Land -- forever!"
* ''WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers'': When Mickey asks Captain Pete where Goofy is, he responds that Goofy's "being fitted for a halo".
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* In the Disney version of ''Disney/PeterPan'', Captain Hook announces that the bomb he planted will cause Peter to "be blasted out of Never Land -- forever!"



* ''WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers'': When Mickey asks Captain Pete where Goofy is, he responds that Goofy's "being fitted for a halo".
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