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22nd Mar '17 7:03:49 AM Adept
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* In ''DeadmanWonderland'', when Ganta defeats Minatsuki in the Carnival Corpse battle, the crowd demands that he finish her off. He [[FlippingTheBird flips them off]] in a lampshaded OutOfCharacterMoment.

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* In ''DeadmanWonderland'', ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', when Ganta defeats Minatsuki in the Carnival Corpse battle, the crowd demands that he finish her off. He [[FlippingTheBird flips them off]] in a lampshaded OutOfCharacterMoment.
11th Mar '17 10:56:12 PM JackG
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** Subverted in "A Golden Crown". During the TrialByCombat between sellsword Bronn and Ser Vardis, Lady Lysa calls on the latter to finish him, not realising that he's not holding off deliberately, it's because he can't get an effective blow on his lightly armoured yet more skilled opponent. Ser Vardis obediently charges towards Bronn, who expertly dodges him and inflicts a fatal wound.

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** Subverted in "A Golden Crown". During the TrialByCombat between sellsword Bronn and Ser Vardis, Lady Lysa calls on the latter to finish him, not realising that he's not holding off deliberately, deliberately; it's because he Ser Vardis can't get an effective blow on his lightly armoured lightly-armoured yet more skilled opponent. Ser Vardis obediently charges towards Bronn, who expertly dodges him and inflicts a fatal wound.
11th Mar '17 10:54:48 PM JackG
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** Subverted in "A Golden Crown". During the TrialByChampion between sellsword Bronn and Ser Vardis, Lady Lysa calls on the latter to finish him, not realising that he's not holding off deliberately; Bronn is a better fighter who is deliberately tiring Vardis out. Ser Vardis obeys his lady, charging at Bronn who expertly dodges him and inflicts a fatal wound.

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** Subverted in "A Golden Crown". During the TrialByChampion TrialByCombat between sellsword Bronn and Ser Vardis, Lady Lysa calls on the latter to finish him, not realising that he's not holding off deliberately; Bronn is a better fighter who is deliberately tiring Vardis out. deliberately, it's because he can't get an effective blow on his lightly armoured yet more skilled opponent. Ser Vardis obeys his lady, charging at Bronn obediently charges towards Bronn, who expertly dodges him and inflicts a fatal wound.
11th Mar '17 10:52:34 PM JackG
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In "The Dance of Dragons" a Braavosi swordsman gets Ser Jorah Mormont on his back in the arena and looks to Queen Daenerys, clearly expecting this trope. Daenerys just stares in shock, [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask not wanting Jorah dead yet unwilling to stop events]]. At the urging of the crowd, he decides to finish Jorah anyway, only to get speared InTheBack by another fighter.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
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In "The Dance of Dragons" Dragons", a Braavosi swordsman gets Ser Jorah Mormont on his back in the arena and looks to Queen Daenerys, clearly expecting this trope. Daenerys just stares in shock, [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask not wanting Jorah dead yet unwilling to stop events]]. At the urging of the crowd, he decides to finish Jorah anyway, only to get speared InTheBack by another fighter.fighter.
** Subverted in "A Golden Crown". During the TrialByChampion between sellsword Bronn and Ser Vardis, Lady Lysa calls on the latter to finish him, not realising that he's not holding off deliberately; Bronn is a better fighter who is deliberately tiring Vardis out. Ser Vardis obeys his lady, charging at Bronn who expertly dodges him and inflicts a fatal wound.
1st Jan '17 7:24:30 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980). Flash and Prince Barin are fighting on the tilting floor (with pop-up knives). While Flash is lashing Barin with a whip, [[Creator/BrianBlessed Prince Vultan]] yells "Come on boy, finish him!". Watch it on [=YouTube=] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUdMBciScd0 here, at 1:55]].

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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980). ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' (1980):
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Flash and Prince Barin are fighting on the tilting floor (with pop-up knives). While Flash is lashing Barin with a whip, [[Creator/BrianBlessed Prince Vultan]] Vultan yells "Come on boy, finish him!". Watch it on [=YouTube=] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUdMBciScd0 here, at 1:55]].
26th Dec '16 3:22:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980). Flash and Prince Barin are fighting on the tilting floor (with pop-up knives). While Flash is lashing Barin with a whip, [[BrianBlessed Prince Vultan]] yells "Come on boy, finish him!". Watch it on [=YouTube=] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUdMBciScd0 here, at 1:55]].

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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980). Flash and Prince Barin are fighting on the tilting floor (with pop-up knives). While Flash is lashing Barin with a whip, [[BrianBlessed [[Creator/BrianBlessed Prince Vultan]] yells "Come on boy, finish him!". Watch it on [=YouTube=] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUdMBciScd0 here, at 1:55]].
16th Oct '16 6:33:02 PM Dravencour
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* In ''DeadmanWonderland'', when Ganta wins Minatsuki in the Carnival Corpse battle, the crowd demands that he finish her off. He flips them off in a lampshaded OutOfCharacterMoment.

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* In ''DeadmanWonderland'', when Ganta wins defeats Minatsuki in the Carnival Corpse battle, the crowd demands that he finish her off. He [[FlippingTheBird flips them off off]] in a lampshaded OutOfCharacterMoment.
2nd Oct '16 11:06:49 AM drunkenjanitor
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** Does come up in the storyline for ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', however. Early in the story Johnny Cage, who believes this is a mundane fighting tournament where a lot of fighters are just in strange costumes, defeats Baraka and is subsequently ordered to "Finish him!" by Shang Tsung. He refuses. Cyrax is later offered the same opportunity after beating Cage and he also stands down.

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** Does come up in the storyline for ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', however. Early in the story Johnny Cage, who believes this is a mundane fighting tournament where a lot of fighters are just in strange costumes, defeats Baraka and is subsequently ordered to "Finish him!" by Shang Tsung. He refuses. Cyrax is later offered the same opportunity after beating Cage and he also stands down. Later in the game, Shao Kahn orders Kitana to kill a Shaolin monk she had just defeated. She refuses, which causes Kahn to kill the monk himself.
2nd Aug '16 3:51:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''MechCommander'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MQPWE_M_EM intro video]].

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* The ''MechCommander'' ''VideoGame/MechCommander'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MQPWE_M_EM intro video]].



* Parodied in the episodic SamAndMax games. At the climax of "They Stole Max's Brain!" Sam duels General Skun'kape in a gladitorial arena. After stunning him in traditional adventure game fashion, the only options given are "Finish Him." Instead of killing the General, however, Sam just slaps him senseless for his finisher.

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* Parodied in the episodic SamAndMax VideoGame/SamAndMax games. At the climax of "They Stole Max's Brain!" Sam duels General Skun'kape in a gladitorial arena. After stunning him in traditional adventure game fashion, the only options given are "Finish Him." Instead of killing the General, however, Sam just slaps him senseless for his finisher.
9th May '16 4:45:16 AM ChaoticNovelist
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As he enjoys his hard fought victory, he is congratulated by the onlooker, who then coldly orders him to finish the job and [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown finish off his opponent]], killing them and [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt taking the rightful place as the most brutal and powerful fighter in the land]].

If the winner is TheHero (especially if he is an AllLovingHero), he will more often than not refuse to kill his opponent, and attempt to leave without any more blood on his hands, earning the ire of the onlooker (unless it was a SecretTestOfCharacter all along). If the heroic fighter is more aggressive, he may instead kill the captive to establish his character as being more inclined to brutality, to the [[SmugSnake amusement and satisfaction of the onlooker]] (who may not know that he is next).

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As he enjoys his hard fought victory, he is congratulated by the onlooker, who then coldly orders him to finish the job and [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown finish off his opponent]], killing them and [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt taking the rightful place as the most brutal and powerful fighter in the land]].

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If the winner is TheHero (especially if he is an AllLovingHero), he will more often than not refuse to kill his opponent, and attempt to leave without any more blood on his hands, hands. Thus earning the ire of the onlooker (unless it was a SecretTestOfCharacter all along). If the heroic fighter is more aggressive, he may instead kill the captive to establish his character as being more inclined to brutality, to the [[SmugSnake amusement and satisfaction of the onlooker]] (who may not know that he is next).



The title for this trope may be a ''MortalKombat'' [[MemeticMutation meme]], but it's ''not'' about that. Or the [[{{Music/HIM}} Finnish band HIM.]]

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The title for this trope may be a ''MortalKombat'' [[MemeticMutation meme]], but it's ''not'' about that. Or that, or the [[{{Music/HIM}} Finnish band HIM.]]
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