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18th Mar '17 9:08:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The villain to hero variant happens in the next episode, when Fisk learns about Karen and Ben's visit from his mole at the ''Bulletin''. Fisk breaks in to Ben's apartment, and asks Ben if there was anyone else there when he talked to Fisk's mother. [[GenreSavvy Ben realizes that Fisk is eliminating loose ends]], and will go after Karen if he mentions her. So he lies and says he was alone. Fisk then gets up, wrestles Ben to the floor, and chokes him to death with his bare hands. As a result, Karen is still alive, aware that Fisk killed his father, and blames herself for getting Ben killed.

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** The villain to hero variant happens in the next episode, when Fisk learns about Karen and Ben's visit from his mole at the ''Bulletin''. Fisk breaks in to Ben's apartment, and asks Ben if there was anyone else there when he talked to Fisk's mother. [[GenreSavvy Ben realizes that Fisk is eliminating loose ends]], ends, and will go after Karen if he mentions her. So he lies and says he was alone. Fisk then gets up, wrestles Ben to the floor, and chokes him to death with his bare hands. As a result, Karen is still alive, aware that Fisk killed his father, and blames herself for getting Ben killed.
18th Mar '17 8:57:12 PM dmcreif
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* A case of this happens both ways in ''Series/Daredevil2015'', after Karen Page and Ben Urich interview Wilson Fisk's mother.
**The hero to villain variant happens first: Marlene calls James Wesley and informs him of Karen and Ben's visit. Wesley goes out, kidnaps Karen, takes her to an abandoned warehouse, and tries to blackmail her into backing down. She asks him if he's told Fisk about her involvement in visiting Fisk's mother. Wesley says he hasn't. Then Wesley's phone rings, as Fisk is trying to call him from the hospital. [[TheDogBitesBack Having been victimized by Fisk one time too many]], Karen grabs the gun [[TooDumbToLive Wesley had placed on the table]] and shoots him to death, guaranteeing that this doesn't happen.
**The villain to hero variant happens in the next episode, when Fisk learns about Karen and Ben's visit from his mole at the ''Bulletin''. Fisk breaks in to Ben's apartment, and asks Ben if there was anyone else there when he talked to Fisk's mother. [[GenreSavvy Ben realizes that Fisk is eliminating loose ends]], and will go after Karen if he mentions her. So he lies and says he was alone. Fisk then gets up, wrestles Ben to the floor, and chokes him to death with his bare hands. As a result, Karen is still alive, aware that Fisk killed his father, and blames herself for getting Ben killed.
18th Mar '17 2:04:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheEvent'' uses this big-time, when one guy is about to tell the government key information. Sure enough, his lifespan is measured in minutes.
* ''{{Neighbours}}''. Shortly before he was due to leave on a holiday, Connor learned that the missing 'Robert' (who is really Cameron) is in a coma at a nursing home. He immediately went to tell Robert's identical triplet 'Cameron' (who is really [[EvilTwin Robert]]) the good news. This was the last time he ever appeared on the show, and Robert was later seen driving Connor's car and digging up the front garden. In what is either a genuine subversion or a {{Retcon}}, Connor was later 'proven' to be alive and well, first when police found his wallet in China, and later when he apparently sent Toadie and others gifts for St. Patrick's Day, also from China.

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* ''TheEvent'' ''Series/TheEvent'' uses this big-time, when one guy is about to tell the government key information. Sure enough, his lifespan is measured in minutes.
* ''{{Neighbours}}''.''Series/{{Neighbours}}''. Shortly before he was due to leave on a holiday, Connor learned that the missing 'Robert' (who is really Cameron) is in a coma at a nursing home. He immediately went to tell Robert's identical triplet 'Cameron' (who is really [[EvilTwin Robert]]) the good news. This was the last time he ever appeared on the show, and Robert was later seen driving Connor's car and digging up the front garden. In what is either a genuine subversion or a {{Retcon}}, Connor was later 'proven' to be alive and well, first when police found his wallet in China, and later when he apparently sent Toadie and others gifts for St. Patrick's Day, also from China.
21st Jan '17 11:12:02 AM MawofWinter
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* A non-villainous subversion in ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' - On Basilisk Station involves Honor Harrington receiving word from Lieutenant Stromboli that the drug smugglers have been siphoning their power from their own backup power collector using parts that have always been part of a design, not an add-on. This confirms Harrington's suspicions that someone on their own side is working for the bad guys. Harrington asks who else knows because she doesn't want to alert a possible traitor that they know about the power relay.
16th Dec '16 11:30:03 PM SpocktorWho
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* ''{{Series/Supernatural}}''. It comes in handy when you know the other guy hasn't told anyone else because he's planning on killing you himself, in order to take sole credit for the information you've uncovered.

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It comes in handy when you know the other guy hasn't told anyone else because he's planning on killing you himself, in order to take sole credit for the information you've uncovered.


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** When [[spoiler: [[SealedEvilInACan Lucifer]]]] is freed from captivity in season 11, one of his first acts is to ask the person who freed him (and also has the power to lock him back up) if there's anyone else with these abilities. When he receives no for an answer, he promptly [[NeckSnap snaps said person's neck]].
25th Nov '16 5:08:10 AM JackG
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* In the Creator/StephenKing story ''Literature/AptPupil'', Todd claims to have given a letter to a friend that will expose Dussander as a Nazi war criminal in hiding, should anything happen to him. However Dussander correctly suspects that Todd is a loner who would never trust anyone to that extent.

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* In the Creator/StephenKing story ''Literature/AptPupil'', ''[[Literature/DifferentSeasons Apt Pupil]]'', Todd claims to have given a letter to a friend that will expose Dussander as a Nazi war criminal in hiding, should anything happen to him. However Dussander correctly suspects that Todd is a loner who would never trust anyone to that extent.
25th Nov '16 5:07:08 AM JackG
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* In the Creator/StephenKing story ''Literature/AptPupil'', Todd claims to have given a letter to a friend that will expose Dussander as a Nazi war criminal in hiding, should anything happen to him. However Dussander correctly suspects that Todd is a loner who would never trust anyone to that extent.
22nd Nov '16 12:00:59 PM tiiger
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** In the penultimate episode the series, The Machine runs a series of simulations that show [[spoiler:what would have happened it if it had never been invented]]. In one of these, a previous number from season 2 who uncovered information about The Machine, goes to [[spoiler:Sameen Shaw]] with his findings, and the trope plays out as expected.

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** In the penultimate episode the series, The Machine runs a series of simulations that show [[spoiler:what what would have happened it if it had never been invented]]. invented. In one of these, a previous number from season 2 who uncovered information about The Machine, this time uncovers similar information about Samaritan. He goes to [[spoiler:Sameen Shaw]] with his findings, findings and the trope plays out as expected.
20th Nov '16 2:38:37 AM Astaroth
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* Non-lethal example in ''FilmBatmanBegins'': Carmine Falcone reveals to Dr Crane that he knows about the unethical medical experiments being carried out on the patients at Arkham asylum, implying that he's going to blackmail Crane if he doesn't cooperate. Crane responds by donning his Scarecrow mask, giving Falcone a dose of fear-inducing toxin, and torturing him into insanity.

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* Non-lethal example in ''FilmBatmanBegins'': ''Film/BatmanBegins'': Carmine Falcone reveals to Dr Crane that he knows about the unethical medical experiments being carried out on the patients at Arkham asylum, implying that he's going to blackmail Crane if he doesn't cooperate. Crane responds by donning his Scarecrow mask, giving Falcone a dose of fear-inducing toxin, and torturing him into insanity.
20th Nov '16 2:37:05 AM Astaroth
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* Non-lethal example in ''FilmBatmanBegins'': Carmine Falcone reveals to Dr Crane that he knows about the unethical medical experiments being carried out on the patients at Arkham asylum, implying that he's going to blackmail Crane if he doesn't cooperate. Crane responds by donning his Scarecrow mask, giving Falcone a dose of fear-inducing toxin, and torturing him into insanity.
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