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24th Mar '17 1:00:22 PM Menarker
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See also WeHaveWaysOfMakingYouTalk. If circumstances prevent allies to team up in a fight and one has to helplessly watch the other being overpowered or killed by the enemy forces, it's LockedOutOfTheFight.

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See also WeHaveWaysOfMakingYouTalk. If circumstances prevent allies to team up in a fight and one has to helplessly watch the other being overpowered or killed by the enemy forces, it's LockedOutOfTheFight.
LockedOutOfTheFight. If it is an object being damaged/destroyed as opposed to a living thing, then it's InterrogationByVandalism.
18th Mar '17 9:57:54 PM DrPsyche
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': This is a favored tactic of Aku when he goes about conquering. When he first arose he defeated and chained up the Emperor, Jack's father, but left him alive so he could watch Aku destroy his kingdom and people. During "Jack and the Lava Monster," he did a similar thing to a Viking leader; imprisoning him in crystal while he laid waste to the man's village and family. He was left trapped in that crystal for millennia unable to die a hero and ascend to Valhalla. When he tries to gain Jack's trust by shapeshifting into an ally, Ikra, he constructs a similar tale about her father being imprisoned in fire as his home was destroyed.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': This is a favored tactic of Aku when he goes about conquering.
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When he first arose he defeated and chained up the Emperor, Jack's father, but left him alive so he could watch Aku destroy his kingdom and people. people.
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During "Jack and the Lava Monster," he did a similar thing to a Viking leader; imprisoning him in crystal while he laid waste to the man's village and family. He was left trapped in that crystal for millennia unable to die a hero and ascend to Valhalla. When
** During "Jack and the Ultra-Robots" he has the scientist Extor build him a team of super empowered robot soldiers to kill Jack with. Upon their completion he has them destroy Extor's village and kill everyone.
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he tries to gain Jack's trust by shapeshifting into an ally, Ikra, he constructs a similar tale about her father being imprisoned in fire as his home was destroyed.
18th Mar '17 9:51:49 PM DrPsyche
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': This is a favored tactic of Aku when he goes about conquering. When he first arose he defeated and chained up the Emperor, Jack's father, but left him alive so he could watch Aku destroy his kingdom and people. During "Jack and the Lava Monster," he did a similar thing to a Viking leader; imprisoning him in crystal while he laid waste to the man's village and family. He was left trapped in that crystal for millennia unable to die a hero and ascend to Valhalla. When he tries to gain Jack's trust by shapeshifting into an ally, Ikra, he constructs a similar tale about her father being imprisoned in fire as his home was destroyed.
14th Mar '17 12:49:11 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In the ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' sequel ''Project Justice'', if the [[spoiler: Taiyou]] team is chosen, midway through the route [[spoiler: Kurow]] tells a captured [[spoiler: Hinata]] that he will force her to see him and his group kill [[spoiler: Kyosuke and Batsu]], who have come to the rescue. [[spoiler: It doesn't happen: the HopelessBossFight finishes without any deaths, and Hinata is rescued by Tiffany and Roy before its end]]
8th Mar '17 4:40:59 PM nombretomado
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* In The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (the movie followup of ''LightNovel/TheMelancholyofHaruhiSuzumiya''), [[spoiler: Alt!]]Yuki is forced to watch when [[spoiler: [[Yandere Ryoko Asakura]][[spoiler: stabs Kyon. Ryoko even spins around, waves the knife, and splatters blood on Yuki's face!]]

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* In The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (the movie followup of ''LightNovel/TheMelancholyofHaruhiSuzumiya''), ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''), [[spoiler: Alt!]]Yuki is forced to watch when [[spoiler: [[Yandere Ryoko Asakura]][[spoiler: stabs Kyon. Ryoko even spins around, waves the knife, and splatters blood on Yuki's face!]]
4th Mar '17 3:22:35 AM tropower
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* ANY video game that employs cutscenes often tend to force the player character to watch how the events of the game change, sometimes [[MoodWhiplash very rapidly]].

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* ANY video game that employs cutscenes (especially if they're unskippable) often tend to force the player character to watch how the events of the game change, sometimes [[MoodWhiplash very rapidly]].
4th Mar '17 3:20:00 AM tropower
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** In 1988, to help set up the first-ever Wrestling/SummerSlam main event (Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/RandySavage against Wrestling/TedDiBiase and Wrestling/AndreTheGiant), Savage (with Wrestling/MissElizabeth in tow) delivered a promo throwing out an open challenge, to which Andre came out and taunted the "Macho Man." Savage accepted, only to have [=DiBiase=] sneak in and attack the champion, after which Andre and [=DiBiase=] double-teamed the champion; the trope-fitter here was Elizabeth being restrained by Virgil, forced to watch a brutal-for-the-time attack.

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** In 1988, to help set up the first-ever Wrestling/SummerSlam main event (Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/RandySavage [the "Mega Powers"] against Wrestling/TedDiBiase and Wrestling/AndreTheGiant), Wrestling/AndreTheGiant [the "Mega Bucks"]), Savage (with Wrestling/MissElizabeth in tow) delivered a promo throwing out an open challenge, to which Andre came out and taunted the "Macho Man." Savage accepted, only to have [=DiBiase=] sneak in and attack the champion, after which Andre and [=DiBiase=] double-teamed the champion; the trope-fitter here was Elizabeth being restrained by Virgil, forced to watch a brutal-for-the-time attack.
4th Mar '17 3:13:06 AM tropower
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->'''Weasel''': Shall I despose of [Eddie Valiant] right now, Boss?
->'''Doom''': Let him watch his toon friends get Dipped. Then shoot him.

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->'''Weasel''': Shall I despose [[{{Malaproper}} repose]][[note]]He means "dispose".[[/note]] of [Eddie Valiant] right now, Boss?
->'''Doom''': Let him watch his toon friends get Dipped. Then shoot him.[[note]]Weasel: With pleasure.[[/note]]
5th Feb '17 4:03:27 PM starlight9
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* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Myra is forced to watch [[spoiler: Bastienís torture, after Vladimir tells the Farm humans that she is the one responsible.]]
17th Jan '17 3:33:17 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Ned believes it is important for his sons to watch him carry out executions with his own hand to instill them with a strong sense of justice. His children continue to be forced to watch terrible things for far less noble purposes throughout the series.
** Olly sees both his parents killed when the wildlings raid his hamlet in the Gift. Styr then forces him to look at their bodies while gloating that he is going to eat them before sending Olly to Castle Black as a lure.
** Metaphorically speaking, Forced to Watch can be seen as a choice for all the most dangerous criminals instead of losing a limb (or something else), as they are "forced to (Night's) Watch". Literal meaning can be the Night's Watch itself being forced to watch the realm of people.
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