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19th May '16 6:21:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheMoteInGodsEye''. After the three midshipmen crash land on Mote Prime, they wander around for a while and make a number of discoveries. The Motie decision makers decide to kill them to keep them from telling the other humans what they've found out. And it plays out the other way, too. The humans are about to be captured, but they decide that they know too much about human technology to allow themselves to be taken prisoner -- so they kill themselves.

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* ''TheMoteInGodsEye''.''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye''. After the three midshipmen crash land on Mote Prime, they wander around for a while and make a number of discoveries. The Motie decision makers decide to kill them to keep them from telling the other humans what they've found out. And it plays out the other way, too. The humans are about to be captured, but they decide that they know too much about human technology to allow themselves to be taken prisoner -- so they kill themselves.
15th May '16 7:16:18 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Happens thrice in the first part of ''LightNovel/{{Orphen}}'':

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* Happens thrice in the first part of ''LightNovel/{{Orphen}}'': ''LightNovel/SorcererStabberOrphen'':
15th May '16 7:15:16 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** It's not until quite a bit later in the story that the audience is shown exactly what he had uncovered. At first it seemed that he'd discovered little more than that there ''was'' an AncientConspiracy, and his knowledge shouldn't really have been a threat to them yet. But in fact, he'd also realized that [[spoiler:all of Amestris was a giant transmutation circle]], a fact that was the linchpin of the entire conspiracy.
** In ''Brotherhood'', so did Isaac [=McDougall=]. He also gets offed for his efforts.

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** It's not until quite a bit later in the story that the audience is shown exactly what he had uncovered. At first it seemed that he'd discovered little more than that there ''was'' an AncientConspiracy, and his knowledge shouldn't really have been a threat to them yet. But in fact, he'd also realized that [[spoiler:all [[spoiler:'''all of Amestris was a giant transmutation circle]], circle''']], a fact that was the linchpin ''''''linchpin''''' of the entire conspiracy.
conspiracy. No wonder the guy got offed.
** In ''Brotherhood'', so did Isaac [=McDougall=]. [=McDougall=] found out ''exactly'' the same thing [[spoiler: Hughes]] did. He also gets offed for his efforts.efforts [[spoiler: by Wrath/Bradley himself]].



** In episode 14, [[spoiler:Rolo claims to have killed Shirley Fenette for remembering the truth about Lelouch as Zero]] This isn't completely true ([[spoiler:Shirley]] wanted to help [[spoiler:reunite Lelouch with his ''real'' sibling, Nunally, eliciting Rolo's jealousy]]), but it's not a total lie either ([[spoiler: she knew Nunnally [[FakeMemories when she wasn't supposed to]].]])

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** In episode 14, [[spoiler:Rolo claims to have killed Shirley Fenette for remembering the truth about Lelouch as Zero]] This isn't completely true ([[spoiler:Shirley]] wanted to help [[spoiler:reunite Lelouch with his ''real'' sibling, Nunally, eliciting Rolo's jealousy]]), but it's not a total ''total'' lie either ([[spoiler: she knew Nunnally [[FakeMemories that Nunally was Lelouch's sister ''[[FakeMemories when she wasn't supposed to]].to]]''.]])



** All five Gundam Pilots were ordered to kill anybody who sees the Gundams, or who discovers their identities. Heero takes it to an extreme, by repeatedly [[IneffectualDeathThreats threatening to kill]] Relena for finding him washed up on a beach in his spacesuit. Duo was a bit more forgiving, by simply using a road flare to obscure Relena's view of Wing Zero and Deathscythe. Then warned her that it was in her best interests to look away.
** Near the end of the series, [[{{Hackette}} Hilde]] wound up becoming a target of the White Fang, when she infiltrated the Libra base and hacked their systems to gather data on Vayette and Mercurious[[note]]the latest and most advanced in their line of Mobile Dolls[[/note]]. Quantz mobilized them and sent them to silence her, before she could get the information back to the Gundam pilots - with the attempt being narrowly subverted, [[BigDamnHeroes thanks to Duo's intervention.]]

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** All five Gundam Pilots were ordered to kill anybody who sees the Gundams, or who discovers their identities. Heero takes it to an extreme, by repeatedly [[IneffectualDeathThreats threatening to kill]] Relena for finding him washed up on a beach in his spacesuit. Duo was a bit more forgiving, by simply using a road flare to obscure Relena's view of Wing Zero and Deathscythe. Then warned Deathscythe and then warning her that it was in her best interests to look away.
** Near the end of the series, [[{{Hackette}} Hilde]] wound up becoming a target of the White Fang, when she infiltrated the Libra base and hacked their systems to gather data on Vayette and Mercurious[[note]]the Mercurious[[note]](the latest and most advanced in their line of Mobile Dolls[[/note]]. Dolls)[[/note]]. Quantz mobilized them and sent them to silence her, her before she could get the information back to the Gundam pilots - with the attempt being narrowly subverted, [[BigDamnHeroes thanks to Duo's intervention.]]]] While Hilde is seriously injured, she lives through and succesfully gives the info away.



* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' features several cases:
** The series ''starts'' with this trope: AmateurSleuth Shinichi Kudo comes across a mysterious black man extorting from another man, but he fails to see the black man's partner, who sneaks on him and knocks him out cold with a lead pipe. The two triy to force feed him a poison pill...but the pill [[FountainOfYouth only shrinks him into a body of a child]] and assumes the alias of Conan Edogawa.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' features several many, MANY cases:
** The series ''starts'' with this trope: AmateurSleuth Shinichi Kudo comes across a mysterious black man extorting from another man, but he fails to see the black man's partner, who sneaks on him and knocks him out cold with a lead pipe. The two triy try to force feed him a poison pill...pill plus a serum... but the pill [[FountainOfYouth only shrinks him into a body of a child]] and assumes the alias of Conan Edogawa.



** In the Luxury Liner case, [[spoiler:Tatsuo got beaten to death by his wife Aki's cousin Ichiro because Tatsuo saw him trying to drop the killing weapon (a knife which he used to kill his grandfather) in the sea.]]



** In the Luxury Liner case, [[spoiler:Tatsuo got beaten to death by his wife Aki's cousin Ichiro because Tatsuo saw him trying to drop the killing weapon (a knife which he used to kill his grandfather) in the sea.]]



** It's also implied that [[spoiler:Akemi Miyano]] might have been at the receiving end of this trope. [[spoiler:The [[TheSyndicate Black Organization]] couldn't outright murder the woman because they needed [[LivingEmotionalCrutch her]] to keep her younger sister Shiho/Sherry's loyalty in check, but once it was clear that she was in love with a man who had been TheMole in the group, they decided to create a situation where they could eliminate her by having her do a bank heist she was supposed to fail... and which ended up with two agents of the group shooting her dead.]]

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** It's also implied that [[spoiler:Akemi Miyano]] might have been at the receiving end of this trope. [[spoiler:The [[TheSyndicate Black Organization]] couldn't outright murder the woman because they needed [[LivingEmotionalCrutch her]] to keep her younger sister Shiho/Sherry's loyalty in check, but once it was clear that she Akemi was in love with a man who had been TheMole in the group, they decided to create a situation where they could eliminate her by having her do a bank heist she was supposed to fail... and which ended up with two agents of the group group, coincidentally the same two who shrunk Shinichi, shooting her dead.]]



* Almost happens twice in ''{{Orphen}}''. First, [[spoiler:[[{{Seers}} Lai]] steps on who everyone believes to be Childman but is actually [[GrandTheftMe Azalie in Childman's body]], and she turns him into a HumanPopsicle.]] Later, [[spoiler:[[BunnyEarsLawyer Hartia]] finds the frozen Lai ''and'' sees Childman!Azalie's shadow in Azalie's form so she almost kills him on the spot, but he barely manages to escape to Orphen and Co.'s side.]] In the end, [[spoiler:Hartia survives and Lai is unfrozen.]]

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* Almost happens twice Happens thrice in ''{{Orphen}}''. First, the first part of ''LightNovel/{{Orphen}}'':
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[[spoiler:[[{{Seers}} Lai]] steps on who everyone believes to be Childman but is actually [[GrandTheftMe Azalie in Childman's body]], and she body]]. She turns him into a HumanPopsicle.]] Later, HumanPopsicle, and he remains as such until the end of the first series.]]
** [[spoiler: [[SmugSnake Shastanasi]], one of the Elders of the Towers of Fangs, also realizes that Azalie has taken over Childman's body and tries to blackmail her. Childman!Azalie fights back, and soon Shastanasi is seen as an EmptyShell.]]
** Some time later,
[[spoiler:[[BunnyEarsLawyer Hartia]] finds the frozen Lai ''and'' and tries to confront "Childman"... but then he sees Childman!Azalie's shadow in Azalie's form so she form. She almost kills him on the spot, spot and does severely wound him, but he barely manages to escape to Orphen and Co.'s side.]] In side and tells them the end, [[spoiler:Hartia survives and Lai is unfrozen.]]truth.]]
7th May '16 3:54:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SharkAttack'': It turns out that Steven's friend was murdered and [[FedToTheBeast dumped into a shark-infested lake]] because he was starting to uncover the bad guy's plan.
6th May '16 7:25:05 PM JackG
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* Averted in ''Film/TheThirdMan''. After Harry Lime makes an ImpliedDeathThreat during his motive speech in the ferris wheel, Holly Martins tells him that the authorities already know that he's NotQuiteDead, so killing Holly wouldn't change anything.
5th May '16 8:42:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'': In his review of ''FullHouse'', the Olsen Twins try and kill the Critic when he attempts to tell the world his new knowledge that they're evil.

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* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'': In his review of ''FullHouse'', ''Series/FullHouse'', the Olsen Twins try and kill the Critic when he attempts to tell the world his new knowledge that they're evil.
23rd Apr '16 12:48:29 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'', Rei wanted to tell Shinji and Asuka everything about [[HumanoidAbomination her origins]] and NERV and SEELE's real goals, but Kaworu warned her that SEELE would kill them all if they found out that they knew too much.
16th Apr '16 9:25:50 AM H.TorranceGriffin
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': [[spoiler: Emmitt Otterton somehow knew about the Night Howler plot and was "silenced" by Doug shooting him with a serum pellet before he could warn anyone.]] According to Manchas, Otterton wailed about "Night Howlers" before fully succumbing to savage madness.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': [[spoiler: Emmitt Otterton somehow knew about had either already deduced the Night Howler plot or was on the verge of figuring out why a vaguely obscure psychoactive flower would be in such demand locally and was "silenced" by Doug shooting him with a serum pellet before he could warn anyone.]] According to Manchas, Otterton wailed about "Night Howlers" before fully succumbing to savage madness.
7th Apr '16 4:49:05 PM bobwolf
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': [[spoiler: Emmitt Otterton somehow knew about the Night Howler plot and was "silenced" by Doug shooting him with a serum pellet before he could warn anyone.]] According to Manchas, Otterton wailed about "Night Howlers" before fully succumbing to savage madness.
6th Apr '16 4:18:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TopTen'', pop star and former science-hero sidekick Glenn Garland is killed because he was going to tell the media about the illegal and repulsive actions of a group which he used to be a part of. The Vigilante from Venus also expressed concern that they were going to try to kill her before she went to trial, for fear that she would incriminate them in her testimony.
* This trope is what sets the whole plot of the first ''SinCity'' story "The Hard Goodbye" in motion, as Goldie is killed on orders from another character after she discovered his nasty secret habit. Another character dies after mistaking a death squad for honest cops and telling them ''everything''.

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* In ''TopTen'', ''ComicBook/TopTen'', pop star and former science-hero sidekick Glenn Garland is killed because he was going to tell the media about the illegal and repulsive actions of a group which he used to be a part of. The Vigilante from Venus also expressed concern that they were going to try to kill her before she went to trial, for fear that she would incriminate them in her testimony.
* This trope is what sets the whole plot of the first ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story "The Hard Goodbye" in motion, as Goldie is killed on orders from another character after she discovered his nasty secret habit. Another character dies after mistaking a death squad for honest cops and telling them ''everything''.
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