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17th Jul '17 11:56:42 AM JackG
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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.

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* ''Film/{{RED}} ''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.well.
* ''The Internecine Project'' (1974). A former intelligence agent is being promoted to government advisor, so he plans to have four colleagues who know about his past 'dirty tricks' work kill each other off.
16th Jul '17 10:46:50 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* In Soul Eater [[spoiler: Buttaki Joe is butchered by Justin Law when the former levels uo his soul sensing abilities and discovers the hide-out of the Kishin. ]]

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* In Soul Eater ''Manga/SoulEater'' [[spoiler: Buttaki Joe is butchered by Justin Law when the former levels uo up his soul sensing abilities and discovers the hide-out of the Kishin. ]]
13th Jul '17 4:31:57 PM AndyLA
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* One of Creator/LuisFernandoVerissimo's chronicles plays with this, being about a man who calls someone else on the phone by saying "I know everything", essentially blackmailing them into doing what he wanted without ever saying ''what'' he knew about. He began doing this to other people, and managed to move up in life as a result. However, things escalated to the point the man was cornered by hitmen at his beach house and murdered... because of this trope.
6th Jul '17 2:55:08 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'':
** One of the most shocking moments of the Season 2 premiere is when Frank Underwood pushes [[spoiler: Zoe Barnes]] in front of a subway train, in order to silence her about their backchannel communications, which he's been using to manipulate events in his favor.
** "Chapter 64", the penultimate episode of Season 5, sees two examples of this, one lethal and one not. [[spoiler: [[PresidentEvil Frank]] pushes Secretary Durant down the stairs, hospitalizing her, so that later she can't testify at a Congressional hearing about his [[CorruptPolitician dirty dealings]]. Later, [[LadyMacBeth Claire]] kills Tom Yates via poisoning to stop him from publishing a manuscript detailing everything she and her husband have done to stay in power (including the murders of Zoe and Peter Russo).]]
16th Jun '17 11:46:26 PM harostar
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** Pastor Nick is a high-ranking member of the Church of the Wall, and knows many important secrets. [[spoiler: As soon as he becomes willing to reveal what he knows to Historia Reiss, members of the 1st Brigade torture and murder him]].
** Alma, the mother of [[spoiler: Histoira Reiss]] and mistress of a certain nobleman, was murdered to clean up any loose ends.
** [[spoiler: Marco Bott overheard [[TheMole Reiner and Bertolt]] discussing their plans, and [[TooDumbToLive confronted]] them about it. In a panic, Reiner chased him down and got Annie to help by stealing Marco's gear. The three left him to be eaten by a Titan, though [[TearsOfRemorse they weren't]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone very happy]] [[MurderMakesYouCrazy with what]] they'd done]].
7th Jun '17 1:38:14 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[Creator/CarlHiaasen Striptease]]'', this drives much of the main plot as characters discover a Congressman who beat up another patron at a nudie bar. They're hoping for some blackmail, but the Congressman's people have other ideas. A purer example is mostly in the background -- three migrant workers are hired to murder one character, sent back to Jamaica afterwards, and it's implied that a [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident fatal accident]] will be arranged for them there.

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* In ''[[Creator/CarlHiaasen Striptease]]'', ''Literature/{{Striptease}}'' by Creator/CarlHiaasen, this drives much of the main plot as characters discover a Congressman who beat up another patron at a nudie bar. They're hoping for some blackmail, but the Congressman's people have other ideas. A purer example is mostly in the background -- three migrant workers are hired to murder one character, sent back to Jamaica afterwards, and it's implied that a [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident fatal accident]] will be arranged for them there.
29th May '17 12:53:00 PM cybertoy0
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* Nicodemus inverts this in a discussion with Mrs. Frisby in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh''; instead of using it as an excuse to die, he utilizes this fact as a reason to survive by leaving their colony. "My child, we can no longer live as rats... we ''know'' too much."

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* Nicodemus inverts this in a discussion with Mrs. Frisby in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh''; instead of using it as an excuse to die, he utilizes this fact as a reason to survive by leaving their colony. "My child, we can no longer live as rats... we ''know'' too much." " In this case, the rats have become so intelligent that they've developed morals against stealing from the local farmer to survive, and must form their own civilization away from humans.
21st May '17 9:19:13 AM Discar
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* In ''Webcomic/{{GuildedAge}}'', when one of his employees finds out [[spoiler:about the players hidden in the basement who can't be removed from their DeepImmersionGaming, HR kills him.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{GuildedAge}}'', ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'', when one of his employees finds out [[spoiler:about the players hidden in the basement who can't be removed from their DeepImmersionGaming, HR kills him.]]]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** [[spoiler:The entire Wulfenbach Vespiary Squad is targeted by the rest of the Wulfenbach forces after Herr Baron himself is infected by a slaver wasp and is compelled to destroy them. Thankfully, Tarvek and the Jägers salvage enough of the unit and their materials for them to continue their mission under a lower profile.]]
** According to Tarvek, the Master of Paris encourages clubs to look over the code he uses to control the city in order to look for weaknesses that he can fix. Between Gil and Tarvek, they belonged to over twenty such clubs. The problem is if they learned too much about the code, the Master would drop their entire headquarters into a bottomless pit.
--->'''Tarvek:''' The trick was to always make it out the door ''just'' as they started celebrating.
16th May '17 12:29:24 PM Skylentt
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*In Soul Eater [[spoiler: Buttaki Joe is butchered by Justin Law when the former levels uo his soul sensing abilities and discovers the hide-out of the Kishin. ]]
10th May '17 3:56:19 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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''The'' most common motive for bad guys to go after innocent people, and also [[TruthInTelevision part of the reason that the FBI has the Witness Protection Program]] (in addition to protecting people from revenge after they testify).

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''The'' most common motive for bad guys to go after innocent people, and also [[TruthInTelevision part of the reason that the FBI has the Witness Protection Program]] (in addition to protecting people from revenge after ''after'' they testify).
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