History Main / IrrevocableOrder

4th Jun '16 8:23:28 AM BonerBender
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* Played for laughs in episode [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKuEtAyTPtg 265]] of ''Podcast/MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe'' [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext with the RV salesman/immortal assassin named Tit Liquid.]]
--->''Travis, as Tit Liquid'': "Please remember that if you do ask me, Tit Liquid, to kill your wife and you change your mind I am unstoppable and unreachable. I am the Japanese bullet train of assassins. There is no impediment that you can put in front of me will keep me from my dark goals. I am Tit Liquid."
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31st May '16 8:49:48 AM Doug86
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* Imperial Germany's mobilization plans at the beginning of WorldWarOne come extremely close to this trope. The General Staff had planned, meticulously, the mobilisation & deployment plan that the Kaiser had selected - Deployment Plan 1-West (formerly Deployment Plan 2-West, until the old 1-West was retired). This placed 85% of the army in west Germany, at the German-Belgian border, ready to defend against the French ''Plan XVII'' invasion and the other 15% in East Prussia to defend against the Russian invasion. Unfortunately, Kaiser Wilhelm tried a last-ditch flurry of diplomacy that he hoped would result in France pulling out of her alliance with Russia, allowing the Germans to fight an isolated Russo-German war. Moltke, chief of the German Army General Staff, was ''very'' annoyed with this. Deployment Plans 1-East and 2-East deployed 40% of the German Army in the east, ''but Deployment Plan 1-West had already been initiated''. There were no contingencies for changing the mobilisation-deployment configurations mid-way, and doing so would mean that it would take several days extra (of a 17-day timetable, versus just 13 days for France and 13 days plus up to ten days' travel-time for the Siberian-raised units of the Russian Army). In the end the negotiations fell through because France was dead-set on having a war while she could be sure of Russian participation (this was not thought likely in a war fought over purely French interests), France and Russia invaded Germany, Germany invaded Belgium, and World War One was on.

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* Imperial Germany's mobilization plans at the beginning of WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI come extremely close to this trope. The General Staff had planned, meticulously, the mobilisation & deployment plan that the Kaiser had selected - Deployment Plan 1-West (formerly Deployment Plan 2-West, until the old 1-West was retired). This placed 85% of the army in west Germany, at the German-Belgian border, ready to defend against the French ''Plan XVII'' invasion and the other 15% in East Prussia to defend against the Russian invasion. Unfortunately, Kaiser Wilhelm tried a last-ditch flurry of diplomacy that he hoped would result in France pulling out of her alliance with Russia, allowing the Germans to fight an isolated Russo-German war. Moltke, chief of the German Army General Staff, was ''very'' annoyed with this. Deployment Plans 1-East and 2-East deployed 40% of the German Army in the east, ''but Deployment Plan 1-West had already been initiated''. There were no contingencies for changing the mobilisation-deployment configurations mid-way, and doing so would mean that it would take several days extra (of a 17-day timetable, versus just 13 days for France and 13 days plus up to ten days' travel-time for the Siberian-raised units of the Russian Army). In the end the negotiations fell through because France was dead-set on having a war while she could be sure of Russian participation (this was not thought likely in a war fought over purely French interests), France and Russia invaded Germany, Germany invaded Belgium, and World War One was on.
14th May '16 6:55:20 AM ThatBitterTase
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* Manga/{{Golgo 13}} will complete a job once he is hired to do it. Even if the client asks him not to do it, he ''will'' kill his target. Even if the client ''dies'', he'll still finish the job. Once Golgo 13 is given an assignment, the target will die, no matter what. In ''The Professional'', one of his employers took advantage of the last clause - since hiring an assassin went against all of his morals, the man hired Golgo 13, and then killed himself rather than live with the shame of doing it, knowing his enemy would still die even if he wasn't around.
14th Jan '16 7:42:45 PM Thunderchin
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* In ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', The Royal Navy launches a Tomahawk missile to destroy a terrorist arms depot. They quickly find out that there are nukes at the camp. But the missile is already out of radio range, requiring Film/JamesBond to go in and remove the bombs.

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* In ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', The Royal Navy launches info from 007 is what persuades an Admiral to fire a Tomahawk missile to destroy a terrorist at the arms depot. They quickly find out bazaar. Unfortunately, word comes in too late that there are nukes nuclear missiles at the camp. But site, and the missile is already out of radio range, requiring Film/JamesBond communications range - thus, it cannot be destroyed mid-flight. This is why 007 has to go in fight his way to the plane carrying the missiles and remove fly them out before the bombs.missile hits.
23rd Oct '15 10:51:09 AM StFan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}'', Directive A-113 orders the Axiom auto-pilot bot to prevent humans from attempting to recolonize Earth, since it's too polluted to sustain life. It can't be countermanded because the only guy with the authority to do so is long dead. There is the non-sanctioned method of having the captain to get out of his chair, walk to the control panel, and press the "manual control" switch, quite a feat to say the least. ItMakesSenseInContext.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}'', ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', Directive A-113 orders the Axiom ''Axiom'' auto-pilot bot to prevent humans from attempting to recolonize Earth, since it's too polluted to sustain life. It can't be countermanded because the only guy with the authority to do so is long dead. There is the non-sanctioned method of having the captain to get out of his chair, walk to the control panel, and press the "manual control" switch, quite a feat to say the least. ItMakesSenseInContext.



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18th Aug '15 6:09:25 AM LtFedora
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* Nuclear missiles are another example of this in that once fired there is absolutely no way to stop them apart from shooting them down. Once the TwoKeyedLock is turned, the system goes to "launch enable" and switches the missile to internal guidance control This was one of the criticisms of missiles over bombers in that while missiles can respond much faster, bombers have the advantage that they can be called back after launch for whatever reason.

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* Nuclear missiles are another example of this in that once fired there is absolutely no way to stop them apart from shooting them down. Once the TwoKeyedLock is turned, the system goes to "launch enable" and switches the missile to internal guidance control control, with absolutely no way to stop the launch from that point. This was one of the criticisms of missiles over bombers in that while missiles can respond much faster, bombers have the advantage that they can be called back after launch for whatever reason.
16th Aug '15 10:43:39 PM Odon
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* The hitman version also occurs in ''Film/TheBodyguard''. In that case, it's because the contractee was high on cocaine at the time, so can't even remember who they went to.



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the dying King Robert tried to call off the assassination he ordered on Daenerys Targaryen, but some made sure his message didn't go through. While the assassination does fail, the attempt does a lot to motivate Dany to invade Westeros and retake the throne.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the dying King Robert tried to call off the assassination he ordered on Daenerys Targaryen, but some made sure his either the message didn't go through.get there in time or someone made sure it didn't. While the assassination does fail, the attempt does a lot to motivate Dany to invade Westeros and retake the throne.
11th Aug '15 5:36:56 AM LtFedora
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* Nuclear missiles are another example of this in that once fired there is absolutely no way to stop them apart from shooting them down. This was one of the criticisms of missiles over bombers in that while missiles can respond much faster, bombers have the advantage that they can be called back after launch for whatever reason.

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* Nuclear missiles are another example of this in that once fired there is absolutely no way to stop them apart from shooting them down. Once the TwoKeyedLock is turned, the system goes to "launch enable" and switches the missile to internal guidance control This was one of the criticisms of missiles over bombers in that while missiles can respond much faster, bombers have the advantage that they can be called back after launch for whatever reason.
23rd Jun '15 4:45:52 PM eroock
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->''Now, O king, issue the decree and put it in writing so that it cannot be altered--in accordance with the laws of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed."''

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->''Now, ->''"Now, O king, issue the decree and put it in writing so that it cannot be altered--in accordance with the laws of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed."''
4th Jun '15 10:46:03 PM Fulgur
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** It's not really that the order couldn't be rescinded -- but if Spandam did it, he would basically admit that he committed a VERY stupid and careless mistake. Protecting his reputation is more important to him than the fate of the island.
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