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11th Feb '17 11:26:31 AM Outis
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* An unusual example occurs in the last two episodes of ''Series/RobinOfSherwood''. Guy of Gisburne, captured by the murderous wolf cultists, accepts their invitation to join them because he's finally fed up with being the Sheriff's flunky (the last straw was when the Sheriff tried to blame Gisburne for a failure of his own, which would get him hanged). Later they capture the Sheriff as well, and eventually tell Gisburne to kill him. What's unusual is that [[spoiler:he fails the test not because he's unwilling to kill the Sheriff but because [[EvenEvilHasStandards he insists on doing it cleanly with a sword rather than butchering him with an axe]]. In the end they both escape and are reconciled]].

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* An unusual example occurs in the last two episodes of ''Series/RobinOfSherwood''. Guy of Gisburne, captured by the murderous wolf cultists, accepts their invitation to join them because he's finally fed up with being the Sheriff's flunky (the last straw was when the Sheriff tried to blame Gisburne for a failure of his own, which would get him hanged).executed). Later they capture the Sheriff as well, and eventually tell Gisburne to kill him. What's unusual is that [[spoiler:he fails the test not because he's unwilling to kill the Sheriff but because [[EvenEvilHasStandards he insists on doing it cleanly with a sword rather than butchering him with an axe]]. In the end they both escape and are reconciled]].
11th Feb '17 11:21:11 AM Outis
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* An unusual example occurs in the last two episodes of ''Series/RobinOfSherwood''. Guy of Gisburne, captured by the murderous wolf cultists, accepts their invitation to join them because he's finally fed up with being the Sheriff's flunky (the last straw was when the Sheriff tried to blame Gisburne for a failure of his own, which would get him hanged). Later they capture the Sheriff as well, and eventually tell Gisburne to kill him. What's unusual is that [[spoiler:he fails the test not because he's unwilling to kill the Sheriff but because [[EvenEvilHasStandards he insists on doing it cleanly with a sword rather than butchering him with an axe]]. In the end they both escape and are reconciled]].
10th Feb '17 9:55:43 PM JackG
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** In "American Nightmare", Colonel Gaddafi hires an American mercenary for a terrorist operation in the United States. However the Libyan BigBad has doubts an American will kill other Americans, so orders him at gunpoint to kill an American hostage he's had brought from Lebanon. The American refuses -- being forced to kill will prove nothing, and he only kills for money. So Khadaffi offers him $25000. The mercenary refuses the pistol he's offered, takes out a knife and castrates, then eviscerates, the hostage. Khadaffi is entirely satisfied.

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** In "American Nightmare", Colonel Gaddafi hires an American mercenary for a terrorist operation in the United States. However the Libyan BigBad has doubts an American will kill other Americans, so orders him at gunpoint to kill an American hostage he's had brought from Lebanon. The American refuses -- being forced to kill will prove nothing, and he only kills for money. So Khadaffi Gaddafi offers him $25000. The mercenary refuses the pistol he's offered, takes out a knife and castrates, then eviscerates, the hostage. Khadaffi Gaddafi is entirely satisfied.
10th Feb '17 9:54:04 PM JackG
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** Literature/TheExecutioner

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** Literature/TheExecutioner* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''
10th Feb '17 9:53:31 PM JackG
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** In "American Nightmare", Colonel Khadaffi hires an American mercenary for a terrorist operation in the United States. However the Libyan BigBad has doubts an American will kill other Americans, so orders him at gunpoint to kill an American hostage he's had brought from Lebanon. The American refuses -- being forced to kill will prove nothing, and he only kills for money. So Khadaffi offers him $25000. The mercenary refuses the pistol he's offered, takes out a knife and castrates, then eviscerates, the hostage. Khadaffi is entirely satisfied.

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** In "American Nightmare", Colonel Khadaffi Gaddafi hires an American mercenary for a terrorist operation in the United States. However the Libyan BigBad has doubts an American will kill other Americans, so orders him at gunpoint to kill an American hostage he's had brought from Lebanon. The American refuses -- being forced to kill will prove nothing, and he only kills for money. So Khadaffi offers him $25000. The mercenary refuses the pistol he's offered, takes out a knife and castrates, then eviscerates, the hostage. Khadaffi is entirely satisfied.
10th Feb '17 9:52:42 PM JackG
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* In one of the ''Able Team'' novels, Carl Lyons pretends he's defected to the Unomondo organization. To test him they use Carl for the assassination of a US senator. A junkie is to rob, then shoot the senator, whereupon Carl will fire a second bullet into the senator's head to ensure his death. Carl works himself up to kill the senator, only to have the junkie (who's wired up and bouncing around) jump into the line of fire and get shot instead.

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* ** In one of the ''Able Team'' novels, Carl Lyons pretends he's defected to the Unomondo organization. To test him they use Carl for the assassination of a US senator. A junkie is to rob, then shoot the senator, whereupon Carl will fire a second bullet into the senator's head to ensure his death. Carl works himself up to kill the senator, only to have the junkie (who's wired up and bouncing around) jump into the line of fire and get shot instead.
10th Feb '17 9:52:13 PM JackG
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* In one of the ''Literature/AbleTeam'' novels, Carl Lyons pretends he's defected to the Unomondo organization. To test him they use Carl for the assassination of a US senator. A junkie is to rob, then shoot the senator, whereupon Carl will fire a second bullet into the senator's head to ensure his death. Carl works himself up to kill the senator, only to have the junkie (who's wired up and bouncing around) jump into the line of fire and get shot instead.

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** Literature/TheExecutioner
** In "American Nightmare", Colonel Khadaffi hires an American mercenary for a terrorist operation in the United States. However the Libyan BigBad has doubts an American will kill other Americans, so orders him at gunpoint to kill an American hostage he's had brought from Lebanon. The American refuses -- being forced to kill will prove nothing, and he only kills for money. So Khadaffi offers him $25000. The mercenary refuses the pistol he's offered, takes out a knife and castrates, then eviscerates, the hostage. Khadaffi is entirely satisfied.
* In one of the ''Literature/AbleTeam'' ''Able Team'' novels, Carl Lyons pretends he's defected to the Unomondo organization. To test him they use Carl for the assassination of a US senator. A junkie is to rob, then shoot the senator, whereupon Carl will fire a second bullet into the senator's head to ensure his death. Carl works himself up to kill the senator, only to have the junkie (who's wired up and bouncing around) jump into the line of fire and get shot instead.
27th Jan '17 12:52:56 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The wildlings demand that Jon Snow kill the horse trader they've captured in "The Rains of Castamere". He can't do it, thus proving he's a FakeDefector.
15th Jan '17 10:04:14 PM contafuser
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* A variant in season 4 of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' when the military gives Buster a kitten to test if he really can't control his [[spoiler: robotic hand.]]
13th Jan '17 3:05:04 PM shawnmstewart
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Note that in RealLife this very rarely happens, since even sincere recruits would likely be turned away by such a "test." If someone's only joining a gang to [[PunchClockVillain make a living and get some allies]], as many criminals do, committing murder on the first day is probably a lot further than they're willing to go.

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Note that in RealLife this very rarely happens, since even sincere recruits would likely be turned away by such a "test." If someone's only joining a gang to [[PunchClockVillain make a living and get some allies]], as many criminals do, committing murder on the first day is probably a lot further than they're willing to go.
go. However, it's not unheard of for those who want to rise up into the leadership of some organized crime groups, as a means to weed out possible [[TheInfiltration undercover cops]], who have some latitude to do some illegal acts to maintain their cover but are never allowed to commit murder or other serious offenses.
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