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26th Aug '17 3:00:01 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ''VideoGame/{{XCOM 2}}'': Kill the FinalBoss and you win the final mission, regardless of how many mooks are waiting to shoot and tear into your troops.
20th Aug '17 5:24:32 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''Series/BlakesSeven''. When [[BigBad Servalan]] is deposed in a coup, the rebels urge their leader to let them kill her, arguing that "[[IAmTheNoun Servalan is the Federation]]". The RebelLeader points out this is only true while Servalan is alive, and she can be forced to order her armies to surrender. Kill her, and the war goes on as one of her subordinates would inevitably fill the power vacuum.

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* Averted in ''Series/BlakesSeven''. When [[BigBad Servalan]] is deposed in a coup, coup d'état, the rebels urge their leader to let them kill her, arguing that "[[IAmTheNoun Servalan is the Federation]]". The RebelLeader points out this is only true while Servalan is alive, and she can be forced to order her armies to surrender. Kill her, and the war goes on as one of her subordinates would inevitably fill the power vacuum.
20th Aug '17 5:23:32 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''Series/BlakesSeven''. When [[BigBad Servalan]] is deposed in a coup, the rebels urge their leader to let them kill her, arguing that "[[IAmTheNoun Servalan is the Federation]]". The RebelLeader points out this is only true while Servalan is alive, and she can be forced to order her armies to surrender. Kill her, and the war goes on as one of her subordinates would inevitably fill the power vacuum.
7th Aug '17 6:00:17 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''Hard Rain'' by Barry Eisler. Literature/JohnRain is asked by [[FriendOnTheForce Tatsu]] to assassinate a yakuza ProfessionalKiller. It's a high risk job, so Rain asks why he shouldn't go after the BigBad instead. Tatsu argues that a) the boss in question is well guarded and a public figure, and b) there are plenty of potential bosses waiting to fill his shoes. Being a boss requires traits like greed, political skill and a talent for rationalization -- which are hardly uncommon, unlike the specialist skills needed by a good hitman, who can't be easily replaced.
18th Jul '17 1:15:30 PM Necrodomo
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* Killing any summoner in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' instantly banishes all of their minions back to the dust or (in the case of angelic or demonic summoners) back to heaven or hell. The [[BodyHorror Wyrm Master]] demon is the sole exception, as its tentacle spawn have a life of their own once summoned.
9th Jul '17 6:53:45 AM gb00393
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** The Stark army is quickly surprised and massacred following the assassination of their leader.

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** The Stark army is quickly surprised and massacred following the assassination of their leader.leader, which was Tywin's winning move in the War of the Five Kings. Given Stannis' determination, it's not as decisive as he expects.


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** The Lannister family owe most of their power and influence to Tywin alone. Ser Davos and Lord Baelish remark that with Tywin and the sheer power of his will gone, all that remains is Jaime, a one-handed, untrustworthy and isolated man, Tommen, a soft King, and Cersei, an unpopular former Queen whose power diminishes every day in favour of Margaery's.
5th Jul '17 8:27:01 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, this is the case for clans of [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]]. Giants typically lead solitary (or small groups at most), nomadic lives herding mammoths. They mostly [[GentleGiant keep to themselves and do not attack unless provoked]]. However, historically, there have been some groups of Giants who have organized into clans numbering in the hundreds. Giants who organize into these clans are typically led by a high chieftain with "absolute" authority. In times of war, the high chieftain will rally [[TheHorde an army of Giants]] for organized attacks. If the chieftain is killed, however, the clan tends to fall quickly into disarray.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' the series, this is the case for clans of [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]]. Giants typically lead solitary (or small groups at most), nomadic lives herding mammoths. They mostly [[GentleGiant keep to themselves and do not attack unless provoked]]. However, historically, there have been some groups of Giants who have organized into clans numbering in the hundreds. Giants who organize into these clans are typically led by a high chieftain with "absolute" authority. In times of war, the high chieftain will rally [[TheHorde an army of Giants]] for organized attacks. If the chieftain is killed, however, the clan tends to fall quickly into disarray.
** This is also frequently true of [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblin]] tribes. Killing the Warlord/Warchief (who is typically the largest and strongest Goblin of a tribe) and/or the tribe's shaman will typically cause the rest to crumble. Crossing over with KeystoneArmy, the death of a Warchief or shaman sometimes causes the other tribe members to stop attacking altogether.
30th Jun '17 10:47:13 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, this is the case for clans of [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]]. Giants typically lead solitary (or small groups at most), nomadic lives herding mammoths. They mostly [[GentleGiant keep to themselves and do not attack unless provoked]]. However, historically, there have been some groups of Giants who have organized into clans numbering in the hundreds. Giants who organize into these clans are typically led by a high chieftain with "absolute" authority. In times of war, the high chieftain will rally [[TheHorde an army of Giants]] for organized attacks. If the chieftain is killed, however, the clan tends to fall quickly into disarray.
6th Jun '17 7:55:06 PM Nicoaln
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** Justified in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'''s remake. Just about every stage sans the FinalBoss is a "Rout" mission, so enemies will ''still'' fight to the last man even when their commander is down. Yet the map where you fight Rudolf is an assassination map - before it starts, Rudolf will tell his men that if any of them are left standing once he falls, they were to lay down their weapons and surrender. Naturally, when Rudolf is defeated, the map ends no matter how many enemies are left standing - because they all surrendered.
3rd Jun '17 10:37:27 AM JackG
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** This one is PlayedForLaughs, as the brass has been replaced by non-commissioned officers.

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** This one is PlayedForLaughs, as the brass has been replaced by [[SergeantRock non-commissioned officers.officers]].
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