History Main / HeKnowsTooMuch

19th Jan '17 11:32:17 PM Pastykake
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* PokemonAdventures has [[spoiler: Ghetsis]] invoke this on Black after he defeated Team Plasma's King N, not wanting anyone to get wind of the king's defeat as it would harm Team Plasma's public image. He opted killing the only witness other than himself [[FauxAffablyEvil with a nice smile and polite demeanor]].

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* PokemonAdventures ''Anime/PokemonAdventures'' has [[spoiler: Ghetsis]] invoke this on Black after he defeated Team Plasma's King N, not wanting anyone to get wind of the king's defeat as it would harm Team Plasma's public image. He opted killing the only witness other than himself [[FauxAffablyEvil with a nice smile and polite demeanor]].



** In another NonSerialMovie, [[spoiler:a boy named Touma Tachihara witnessed a murder committed by one of his mother's friends, who then kidnapped him and tried to kill him. However, Touma then fell off a cliff and fell in a coma, only waking up ''eight years later''. The killer targets him again, fearing that if he ever recovered his memories, he'd denounce him]].

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** In another NonSerialMovie, Non-Serial Movie, [[spoiler:a boy named Touma Tachihara witnessed a murder committed by one of his mother's friends, who then kidnapped him and tried to kill him. However, Touma then fell off a cliff and fell in a coma, only waking up ''eight years later''. The killer targets him again, fearing that if he ever recovered his memories, he'd denounce him]].



* A recurring theme in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7685439/1/The-Shadow The Shadow]]'' is [[Franchise/StarWars Vader]] (or more recently, Luke) killing someone for knowing Luke's identity beyond "Vader's Apprentice". Most notably is Boba Fett who tried to blackmail Luke with the fact he's Anakin Skywalker's son, threatening to tell Vader if Luke didn't get him an unspecified amount of money. [[BlackmailBackfire Just before killing him, Luke told Boba that Vader]] ''[[BlackmailBackfire is]]'' [[BlackmailBackfire Anakin Skywalker]].

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* A recurring theme in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7685439/1/The-Shadow The Shadow]]'' is [[Franchise/StarWars Vader]] (or more recently, Luke) killing someone for knowing Luke's identity beyond "Vader's Apprentice". Most notably is notably, Boba Fett who tried tries to blackmail Luke with the fact he's Anakin Skywalker's son, threatening to tell Vader if Luke didn't doesn't get him an unspecified amount of money. [[BlackmailBackfire Just before killing him, Luke told tells Boba that Vader]] ''[[BlackmailBackfire is]]'' [[BlackmailBackfire Anakin Skywalker]].Skywalker]].
* ''FanFic/Team8''. [[spoiler:Kurenai]] is killed because she's just figured out and proven [[spoiler:how to beat Itachi's Tsukuyomi]]. Overlaps with DyingMomentOfAwesome.


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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. Subverted. Shirou stumbles upon two Servants fighting, and one of them races to kill him due to the Holy Grail War's "no witnesses" rule. He's mostly dead when someone saves his life.
19th Jan '17 3:00:05 AM yisfidri
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** Other characters who "knew too much" include Donald Ross from ''Literature/LordEdgwareDies'' and Mrs Upward from ''Mrs [=McGinty's=] Dead'' -- as well as the principal murder victims in ''Three Act Tragedy'', ''Literature/TheMurderOfRogerAckroyd'', ''Cards on the Table'', ''Evil Under the Sun'', and ''A Caribbean Mystery''.

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** Other characters who "knew too much" include Donald Ross from ''Literature/LordEdgwareDies'' and Mrs Upward from ''Mrs [=McGinty's=] Dead'' -- as well as the principal murder victims in ''Three Act Tragedy'', ''Literature/TheMurderOfRogerAckroyd'', ''Cards on the Table'', ''Evil Under the Sun'', ''Literature/CardsOnTheTable'', ''Literature/EvilUnderTheSun'', and ''A Caribbean Mystery''.''Literature/ACaribbeanMystery''.
16th Jan '17 7:44:45 PM DebbieOppenheimer
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* In the world of drugs and of prostitution, it is easy for people to disappear when others fear they know too much.
15th Jan '17 10:51:19 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* This happened to [[spoiler:Leon Schezar]] in ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne''. [[spoiler: The Zaibach Empire targeted him because he had gathered lots of information on the Draconians ''and'' was about to blow their cover, then took his notes and killed him.]]

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* This [[spoiler:Allen Schezar's father Leon]] from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' is believed to have abandoned his family, but this is what ''actually'' happened to [[spoiler:Leon Schezar]] in ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne''. him. [[spoiler: The Several years ago, the Zaibach Empire targeted him because he had gathered lots of information on the Draconians ''and'' was about to blow their cover, then cover. When they managed to find Leon, they took his notes and killed him.]] [[spoiler: Allen doesn't learn about this for ''several'' years, when he confronts Leon's spirit and tries to call him out on what he believes to have been ParentalAbandonment. When he learns that Leon never left the family, he eventually makes peace with him.]]
14th Jan '17 9:57:22 PM BattleMaster
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* ''Film/{{RED}} starts when a commando team tries to assassinate retired CIA agent Frank Moses. He quickly realizes that someone is trying to kill him because of something he knows, but because he doesn't know what it is and they don't know who he might have told, they're targeting people he's been in contact with as well so he's got to find his old friends before they can be attacked as well.
13th Jan '17 7:08:08 AM AG1995
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* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'': During the third case, [[spoiler:Angie Yonaga]] is murdered because she walked in on [[spoiler:them setting up the trap they would later use to kill Tenko]].

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* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'': During the third case, [[spoiler:Angie Yonaga]] is murdered because she walked walks in on [[spoiler:them [[spoiler:Korekiyo setting up the trap they that would later use be used to kill Tenko]].
13th Jan '17 7:07:15 AM AG1995
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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'': The Mastermind attempts to frame and execute [[spoiler:Kyoko Kirigiri]] because she [[spoiler:stole Monokuma's special tool, which allowed her to explore locked areas of the school, which lead the risk of her solving the mystery and ending the Killing Game early]].


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* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'': During the third case, [[spoiler:Angie Yonaga]] is murdered because she walked in on [[spoiler:them setting up the trap they would later use to kill Tenko]].
29th Dec '16 12:08:05 PM upupandaway42
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* In the Series/AgentCarter episode [[Recap/AgentCarterS2E1TheLadyInTheLake "The Lady in the Lake"]], [[spoiler: DirtyCop Det. Andrew Henry]] is murdered because he knows too much about [[spoiler: CorruptCorporateExecutive Chadwick's]] dirty secrets, having covered up at least one murder for him.
24th Dec '16 11:37:42 AM nombretomado
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* The protagonist in ''{{Arcanum}}'' is an example of the second type: all he knows is a gnome gave him a ring and told him to "Find the boy," but due to the conspiracy's repeated attempts to murder you, you eventually figure out their incredibly convoluted plans.

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* The protagonist in ''{{Arcanum}}'' ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' is an example of the second type: all he knows is a gnome gave him a ring and told him to "Find the boy," but due to the conspiracy's repeated attempts to murder you, you eventually figure out their incredibly convoluted plans.
29th Nov '16 5:07:26 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Takes place twice in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'': Some characters know well what the Hell is going on in the Empire of Grado ([[WhiteMagicianGirl the Cleric Natasha]] [[spoiler: whose mentor, a well-respected high priest, was killed for discovering that the Emperor was dead and revived as an ArtificialHuman]] and [[BadassBookworm the Shaman Knoll]], [[spoiler: Lyon's [[TheLancer second-hand]] in the project to revive said Emperor]]). What does the Empire do? They frame both of them as traitors; Natasha has to flee from her homeland and Knoll is imprisoned and slated for execution. Subverted because, in-game, both survive and join Eirika's (in Natasha's case) or Ephraim's (in Knoll's) troupes.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
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Takes place twice in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'': Some characters know well what the Hell is going on in the Empire of Grado ([[WhiteMagicianGirl the Cleric Natasha]] [[spoiler: whose mentor, a well-respected high priest, was killed for discovering that the Emperor was dead and revived as an ArtificialHuman]] and [[BadassBookworm the Shaman Knoll]], [[spoiler: Lyon's [[TheLancer second-hand]] in the project to revive said Emperor]]). What does the Empire do? They frame both of them as traitors; Natasha has to flee from her homeland and Knoll is imprisoned and slated for execution. Subverted because, in-game, both survive and join Eirika's (in Natasha's case) or Ephraim's (in Knoll's) troupes.troupes.
** Towards the end of the ''Conquest'' route in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', [[spoiler: the SmugSnake Iago figures out that the Avatar is a traitor when his men discover a certain someone who was meant to be killed. After hearing his accusations, the Nohrian royal siblings decide that it would be better to kill Iago and Hans to protect their foster sibling's life rather than face the wrath of an enraged Garon. Iago and Hans ''really'' don't help their case [[IdiotBall by attacking the Avatar]], too.]]
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