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24th Feb '17 4:30:42 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/TheManWithOneRedShoe'' (the American remake of the French ''Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe'') has the scheming deputy head of the CIA trying to frame the actual head, so that he can have his job. The head knows this, and lets slip that someone who can foil this plan very simply will be arriving at the airport. He then sends his aide to meet any random person at the airport, so that the deputy and his men will follow them and try to find out what he knows. The aide picks a rather head-in-the-clouds musician, who's wearing a pair of mismatched shoes because of a practical joke.

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* ''Film/TheManWithOneRedShoe'' (the American remake of the French ''Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe'') ''Film/TheTallBlondManWithOneBlackShoe'') has the scheming deputy head of the CIA trying to frame the actual head, so that he can have his job. The head knows this, and lets slip that someone who can foil this plan very simply will be arriving at the airport. He then sends his aide to meet any random person at the airport, so that the deputy and his men will follow them and try to find out what he knows. The aide picks a rather head-in-the-clouds musician, who's wearing a pair of mismatched shoes because of a practical joke.
21st Feb '17 7:33:14 AM Powoga
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': This is a possible outcome for planets assualted by the forces of [[TheCorruption Chaos]]. Even if they manage to defeat Chaos, [[KnightTemplar The Holy Orders of the Emperor's Inquisition]] may decide that it would be best if they couldn't tell anyone about it, since the true nature of Chaos is supposed to be kept secret from the general public.
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18th Feb '17 7:38:18 PM rva98014
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': [[spoiler: Emmitt Otterton 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.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': [[spoiler: Emmitt Otterton 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 his way to talk to Mr. Big and was "silenced" by when Doug shooting shot him with a serum pellet before while he could warn anyone.]] was on route. According to Manchas, Otterton wailed about "Night Howlers" before fully succumbing to savage madness.
3rd Feb '17 8:04:56 PM Eddy1215
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* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Stan's bid for mayor is torpedoed by his own criminal record; one such crime included " first-degree llamacide", to which Stan responds, "That llama knew too much!"

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* At the end of one episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Stan's bid for mayor is torpedoed by his own criminal record; one such crime included " first-degree "first-degree llamacide", to which Stan responds, "That llama knew too much!"
1st Feb '17 10:34:11 AM Gosicrystal
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* In ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', this was the reason that [[spoiler:Sith arranged for the deaths of Jowd, Cabanela, the Professor, and Lynne.]] All of them [[spoiler:had some interaction with/knowledge of the Temsik meteor, and he wanted to be the only one to know about its existence]]. Because those were the same people that [[spoiler:Yomiel, the owner of the last shard of the meteor, wanted dead]], this worked out fine... [[spoiler:until Yomiel realized that he himself fell under this trope, and Sith was [[OhCrap preparing accordingly]].]]

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* In ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', this was the reason that [[spoiler:Sith [[spoiler:Sith]] arranged for the deaths of Jowd, [[spoiler:Jowd, Cabanela, the Professor, Pigeon Man,]] and Lynne.]] Lynne. All of them [[spoiler:had some interaction with/knowledge of the Temsik meteor, and he wanted to be the only one to know about its existence]]. Because those were the same people that [[spoiler:Yomiel, the owner of the last shard of the meteor, wanted dead]], this worked out fine... [[spoiler:until Yomiel realized that he himself fell under this trope, and Sith was [[OhCrap preparing accordingly]].]]



** In ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMiles Edgeworth'', Buddy Faith, Akbey Hicks, Deid Mann, and Cece Yew are all murdered [[spoiler:for knowing too much about the smuggling ring and trying to reveal it to the authorities]].

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** In ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMiles Edgeworth'', ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'', Buddy Faith, Akbey Hicks, Deid Mann, and Cece Yew are all murdered [[spoiler:for knowing too much about the smuggling ring and trying to reveal it to the authorities]].
1st Feb '17 10:31:02 AM Gosicrystal
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*** The first case reveals that Dustin Prince was murdered because [[spoiler:the killer ''thought'' he learned about his dark secrets, and freaked out at the thought that a cop might be after him.]] Tragically, [[spoiler:Prince didn't know anything. He and Maggie just happened to be on a date when they found the guy's cell phone and, had the murder not happened, they would have just handed the thing over and gone on their way.]]

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*** The first case reveals that Dustin Prince was murdered because [[spoiler:the killer ''thought'' he learned about his dark secrets, and freaked out at the thought that a cop might be after him.]] him]]. Tragically, [[spoiler:Prince didn't know anything. He and Maggie just happened to be on a date when they found the guy's cell phone and, had the murder not happened, they would have just handed the thing over and gone on their way.]]way]].



** In the second case of ''Miles Edgeworth: Investigations'', Buddy Faith, Akbey Hicks, Deid Mann, and Cece Yew are all murdered [[spoiler:for knowing too much about the smuggling ring and trying to reveal it to the authorities.]]

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** In the second case of ''Miles Edgeworth: Investigations'', ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMiles Edgeworth'', Buddy Faith, Akbey Hicks, Deid Mann, and Cece Yew are all murdered [[spoiler:for knowing too much about the smuggling ring and trying to reveal it to the authorities.]]authorities]].
31st Jan '17 8:58:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted slightly in ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting'' -- one of the kids had taken a {{Playboy}} magazine that could get the crime boss put away, and the presumption the criminals made, of course, was that the kids had read it, plus the fact that they'd met at all meant they knew too much. The magazine was returned, and the crime boss' underling resigned, knocking him out along the way.

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* Subverted slightly in ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting'' -- one of the kids had taken a {{Playboy}} Magazine/{{Playboy}} magazine that could get the crime boss put away, and the presumption the criminals made, of course, was that the kids had read it, plus the fact that they'd met at all meant they knew too much. The magazine was returned, and the crime boss' underling resigned, knocking him out along the way.
24th Jan '17 9:05:39 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The series kicks off with the Starks receiving a letter stating that Jon Arryn was murdered which they decide was due to this trope.
** Bran is defenestrated for seeing too much, even if he doesn't completely understand what he saw.
** Dontos Hollard receives a crossbow bolt because he cannot be trusted with a secret.
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''.
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