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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.]]
25th Apr '16 1:15:59 PM Caucasiafro
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[[caption-width-right:340:Standard for GladiatorGames, especially in HollywoodHistory. [[note]] ''Pollice Verso'' by Jean-Léon Gérôme, actually incorrect, as a "thumbs up" signal would herald death.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:340:Standard for GladiatorGames, especially in HollywoodHistory. [[note]] ''Pollice Verso'' by Jean-Léon Gérôme, actually incorrect, as a "thumbs up" signal would herald death.Gérôme.[[/note]]]]
18th Apr '16 5:02:47 AM CybranLord
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** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', The Emperor gives Luke the same instruction as he stands over the defeated Darth Vader. This time, however, it doesn't work, and Luke's refusal to kill his own father is a major factor in the latter's HeelFaceTurn.

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** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', The ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'',[[TheEmperor Emperor Palpatine]] gives Luke the same instruction as he stands over the defeated Darth Vader. This time, however, it doesn't work, and Luke's refusal to kill his own father is a major factor in the latter's HeelFaceTurn.
10th Mar '16 12:47:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''PrisonBreak'': In Sona, a chicken-foot fight means only one of them can leave the fight alive. The first time Michael refuses and when the other guy comes at him with a knife Mahone kills him. The second time Whistler is about to kill Michael when their failed escape plan is found and the guards come storming in.

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* ''PrisonBreak'': ''Series/PrisonBreak'': In Sona, a chicken-foot fight means only one of them can leave the fight alive. The first time Michael refuses and when the other guy comes at him with a knife Mahone kills him. The second time Whistler is about to kill Michael when their failed escape plan is found and the guards come storming in.
27th Feb '16 5:09:54 PM tropower
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->'''Sark:''' Kill him! ''[derezzes Crom]''

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->'''Sark:''' Kill him! him!
->'''Flynn:''' No! ''[intentionally drops identity disk]''
->'''Sark:''' You'll regret this!
''[derezzes Crom]''
19th Jan '16 9:09:30 PM jormis29
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** The conclusion to the Archimonde battle at Mount Hyjal ([[TimeyWimeyBall Caverns of Time version]]) is this. When you get him down to 10% health, he TurnsRed and unleashes far more powerful attacks...but the raid is buffed with Blessing of Elune, rendering all raid members immune to his attacks. While there is a limited duration to that buff, the wisps around Mount Hyjal are also attacking, pretty much guaranteeing that he dies before the buff expires.

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** The conclusion to the Archimonde battle at Mount Hyjal ([[TimeyWimeyBall Caverns of Time version]]) is this. When you get him down to 10% health, he TurnsRed and unleashes far more powerful attacks...but the raid is buffed with Blessing of Elune, rendering all raid members immune to his attacks. While there is a limited duration to that buff, [[WillOTheWisp the wisps wisps]] around Mount Hyjal are also attacking, pretty much guaranteeing that he dies before the buff expires.
20th Dec '15 10:26:25 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''Film/BatmanBegins'': Played straight, though, without prior knowledge of Ra's Al Ghul's personality, it would seem to a SecretTestOfCharacter instead.

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* ''Film/BatmanBegins'': Played straight, though, without prior knowledge of Ra's Al Ghul's personality, it would seem to be a SecretTestOfCharacter instead.



** Also used in ''Film/TronLegacy'' when Clu 2 tries to make Rinzler, [[spoiler:a corrupted version of Tron,]] take down the Flynns and Quorra, only to reply, "I fight for the Users", and turns against his former master.

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** Also used in ''Film/TronLegacy'' when Clu 2 tries to make Rinzler, [[spoiler:a corrupted version of Tron,]] take down the Flynns and Quorra, only for him to reply, "I fight for the Users", and turns turn against his former master.



* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Commander Sheppard can, if his/her Renegade points are high enough, encourage [[spoiler: Jack to kill one of her childhood inmates]] to prevent him from reopening the facility (or alternately use paragon material to talk her out of it). If you let him go, then you get a message in ''Mass Effect 3'' that he has gone straight and thanks you for your mercy. You also get informed that he went down fighting the Reapers and protecting evacuation shuttles.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Commander Sheppard Shepard can, if his/her Renegade points are high enough, encourage [[spoiler: Jack to kill one of her childhood inmates]] to prevent him from reopening the facility (or alternately use paragon material to talk her out of it). If you let him go, then you get a message in ''Mass Effect 3'' that he has gone straight and thanks you for your mercy. You also get informed that he went down fighting the Reapers and protecting evacuation shuttles.
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