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2nd Feb '18 1:49:53 AM sayaleviathan
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* Nobliss Gordon from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' spends the series' entire run pretending to be the heroes' friends while secretly plotting to have them killed for his own personal gain; even though the heroes suspect him of something, he's ''just'' good enough at hiding his tracks to make it impossible for them to pay him back. This culminates in his men pulling off a successful hit on Tekkadan's leader Orga Itsuka at a time when the group needed his leadership more than ever. Nobliss' warranty finally expires in the series epilogue, where he [[CampingACrapper enters a public toilet]] and gets shot dead by Ride Mass, Tekkadan's "little brother" figure, in revenge for Orga.

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* Nobliss Gordon from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' spends the series' entire run pretending to be the heroes' friends while secretly plotting to have them killed for his own personal gain; even though the heroes suspect him of something, he's ''just'' good enough at hiding his tracks to make it impossible for them to pay him back. This culminates in his men pulling off a successful hit on Tekkadan's leader Orga Itsuka at a time when the group needed his leadership more than ever. Nobliss' warranty finally expires in the series epilogue, where he [[CampingACrapper enters a public toilet]] and [[spoiler:and gets shot dead by Ride Mass, Tekkadan's "little brother" figure, in revenge for Orga.Orga]].


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** Ellaria Sand and the Sand Snakes gets away from [[spoiler: poisoning Myrcella Baratheon]] at the Season 5 finale despite that they had been told several times that [[RevengeByProxy she's just an innocent girl who has nothing to do with Oberyn's death]]. Then in the Season 6 premiere, they proceed [[spoiler:to murder Oberyn's brother and nephew]] and take over Dorne before disappearing in the story until the Season 6 finale where they form an alliance with Olenna Tyrell and Daenerys Targaryen. Their warranty expires in Season 7 when Euron Greyjoy [[spoiler:kills two of the Sand Snakes and captures Ellaria and Tyene Sand so they can be deliver to [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen the vengeful Cersei Lannister]], who wants them [[MamaBear to pay for Myrcella's death]]. Cersei gives them a crueler punishment which is to force Ellaria to watch her own daughter die of the same poison that killed Myrcella while in chains and [[FateWorseThanDeath to spend the rest of her life seeing her daughter's corpse rot]].]]
30th Jan '18 1:17:24 PM MikeDanCatch
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* ''Series/TheWire'': Stringer Bell runs into this during season 3. He managed to avoid capture from the police in the first season then spend the next two seasons back stabbing and manipulating people including his best friend Avon. However, just when it seems he is going to get away again, Omar and Brother Mouzone gun him down.
28th Jan '18 7:20:09 AM RighteousFury
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* In ''Literature/TheLovelyBones'', the killer George Harvey gets away with his murder of the protagonist Susie at the beginning of the story and manages to successfully dispose of her body at the climax. Towards the end, he once again attempts to hit on a much younger woman like he did with Susie only to be rejected. Immediately afterwards, [[spoiler:an icicle from an overhead tree branch hits him on the shoulder causing him to slip and lose his balance and [[DisneyVillainDeath fall to his death]] from the top of the cliff he was on.]]

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* In ''Literature/TheLovelyBones'', the killer George Harvey gets away with his murder of the protagonist Susie at the beginning of the story and manages to successfully dispose of her body at the climax. It's also revealed that he's killed at least six other young girls prior to this. Towards the end, he once again attempts to hit on a much younger woman like he did with Susie his previous victims only to be rejected. Immediately afterwards, [[spoiler:an icicle from an overhead tree branch hits him on the shoulder causing him to slip and lose his balance and [[DisneyVillainDeath fall to his death]] from the top of the cliff he was on.]]
28th Jan '18 7:02:08 AM RighteousFury
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* In ''Film/TheLovelyBones'', the killer George Harvey gets away with his murder of the protagonist Susie at the beginning of the film and manages to successfully dispose of her body at the climax. Towards the end of the film, he once again attempts to hit on a much younger woman like he did with Susie only to be rejected. Immediately afterwards, [[spoiler:an icicle from an overhead tree branch hits him on the shoulder causing him to slip and lose his balance and [[DisneyVillainDeath fall to his death]] from the top of the cliff he was on.]]


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* In ''Literature/TheLovelyBones'', the killer George Harvey gets away with his murder of the protagonist Susie at the beginning of the story and manages to successfully dispose of her body at the climax. Towards the end, he once again attempts to hit on a much younger woman like he did with Susie only to be rejected. Immediately afterwards, [[spoiler:an icicle from an overhead tree branch hits him on the shoulder causing him to slip and lose his balance and [[DisneyVillainDeath fall to his death]] from the top of the cliff he was on.]]
28th Jan '18 6:56:38 AM RighteousFury
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* In ''Film/TheLovelyBones'', the killer George Harvey gets away with his murder of the protagonist Susie at the beginning of the film and manages to successfully dispose of her body at the climax. Towards the end of the film, he once again attempts to hit on a much younger woman like he did with Susie only to be rejected. Immediately afterwards, [[spoiler:an icicle from an overhead tree branch hits him on the shoulder causing him to slip and lose his balance and [[DisneyVillainDeath fall to his death]] from the top of the cliff he was on.]]
24th Jan '18 6:55:41 AM Freezer
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** Petyr Baelish, AKA "Littlefinger", is a morally bankrupt SmugSnake whose motto is "Chaos is a ladder". His first act of treachery happened before the show even began; the murder of [[spoiler:Jon Arryn, Hand of the King]]. He then betrays [[spoiler:the next Hand, Ned Stark, to the Lannisters usurping the throne]]. He then has a hand in the assassination of [[spoiler:King Joffrey]], and then personally murders [[spoiler:Jon Arryn's widow Lysa, whom he was plotting and consorting with.]] Then he sells his own BastardUnderstudy, [[spoiler:Sansa Stark]], to a previously mentioned Karma Houdini familiy (whose warranty also ran out): the Boltons. Combined with [[spoiler:Sansa]] finally (and covertly) coming on to the fact that he's the real enemy and [[spoiler:Bran Stark (at that point the Three-Eyed Raven who sees all)]] seeing through all his lies with his farsight powers, Littlefinger dies like a whiny bitch when called out in court and executed.

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** Petyr Baelish, AKA "Littlefinger", is a morally bankrupt SmugSnake whose motto is "Chaos is a ladder". His first act of treachery happened before the show even began; the murder of [[spoiler:Jon Arryn, Hand of the King]]. He then betrays [[spoiler:the next Hand, Ned Stark, to the Lannisters usurping the throne]]. He then has a hand in the assassination of [[spoiler:King Joffrey]], and then personally murders [[spoiler:Jon Arryn's widow Lysa, whom he was plotting and consorting with.]] Then he sells his own BastardUnderstudy, [[spoiler:Sansa Stark]], to a previously mentioned Karma Houdini familiy (whose warranty also ran out): the Boltons. Combined with [[spoiler:Sansa]] finally (and covertly) coming on to the fact that he's the real enemy and [[spoiler:Bran Stark (at that point the Three-Eyed Raven who sees all)]] seeing through all his lies with his farsight powers, Littlefinger dies like a whiny bitch DirtyCoward when called out in court and executed.
20th Jan '18 6:38:54 PM sayaleviathan
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* Haman Karn is Neo-Zeon's leader who wants to restore Zeon to its former glory and at the end of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam''. She outlives Paptimus Scirroco and the Titans and personally defeats Char Aznable while the AEUG is in shambles which makes her as the only threat standing against the Earth Sphere. Her warranty is slowly expiring in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' when Judau Ashta enters the picture and while she continues being a threat to the Earth Sphere, Neo-Zeon slowly experience betrayals courtesy of Glemmy Toto. The civil war within Neo-Zeon gives Judau and his Gundam team a chance to defeat Haman Karn once and for all. Despite Judau's idealism which slowly made her realize her conviction, Haman decides to kill herself.
* Ali in 00 is also confronted with this; after getting away with his crimes and escaping unscathed he's finally defeated for good in Season 2's penultimate episode after Tieria shuts down his mech. The brother of one his victims pursues him and corners him at gun point but is willing to refrain so as not to dishonor his loved ones memory. Ali tries to take advantage but Lyle outdraws him and blows his brains out.

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* Haman Karn is Neo-Zeon's leader who wants to restore Zeon to its former glory and at the end of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam''. She ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', she outlives Paptimus Scirroco and the Titans and personally defeats Char Aznable while the AEUG is in shambles which makes her as the only threat standing against the Earth Sphere. Her warranty is slowly expiring in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' when Judau Ashta enters the picture and while she continues being a threat to the Earth Sphere, Neo-Zeon slowly experience betrayals courtesy of Glemmy Toto. The civil war within Neo-Zeon gives Judau and his Gundam team a chance to defeat Haman Karn once and for all. Despite Judau's idealism which slowly made her realize her conviction, Haman decides to kill herself.
* Ali in 00 ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' is also confronted with this; after getting away with his crimes and escaping unscathed he's finally defeated for good in Season 2's penultimate episode after Tieria shuts down his mech. The brother of one his victims pursues him and corners him at gun point but is willing to refrain so as not to dishonor his loved ones memory. Ali tries to take advantage but Lyle outdraws him and blows his brains out.out.
* Fumito Nanahara of ''Anime/BloodC'' gets away after committing a lot of atrocities which is {{Gaslighting}} Saya by hiring actors to play as her friends and getting these people brutally killed just to for his experiment. The movie also revealed that he turns people into Elder Bairns which includes Mana's dad. However, it's revealed that he did this out of his love to her and that all of these were just for Saya's survival and to restore her ability to feed on humans. All of his experiments failed which led to Fumito to turn himself into an Elder Bairn as a last resort so he could be with Saya. But he knows that she would kill him for ruining her life. So in the end, [[DrivenToSuicide he lets himself get stabbed by Saya's sword]] knowing that he would never be with the woman that he loved and that he failed his mission to keep her alive.
20th Jan '18 1:32:54 AM LordYAM
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* Ali in 00 is also confronted with this; after getting away with his crimes and escaping unscathed he's finally defeated for good in Season 2's penultimate episode after Tieria shuts down his mech. The brother of one his victims pursues him and corners him at gun point but is willing to refrain so as not to dishonor his loved ones memory. Ali tries to take advantage but Lyle outdraws him and blows his brains out.
20th Jan '18 1:30:50 AM LordYAM
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the Burning Legion is an army of demons who are able to invade worlds without fear of retribution because they are very hard to kill. When they die, they are reborn in the Twisting Nether; ''however'', if a demon is confronted and slain there it is DeaderThanDead. In addition, there are some weapons that can do it, such as [[HolyBurnsEvil the sword ''Ashbringer'']]. As of the Legionfall update, confronting them there is ''exactly'' what the armies of Azeroth plan to do, and it happens to [[spoiler: the de facto leader, Kil'jaeden]]. The next patch even hints [[spoiler: the Burning Legion's method of regenerating in the Twisting Nether is about to be discovered and done away with, meaning the Burning Legion across all dimensions would lose their ability to come back]].

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the Burning Legion is an army of demons who are able to invade worlds without fear of retribution because they are very hard to kill. When they die, they are reborn in the Twisting Nether; ''however'', if a demon is confronted and slain there it is DeaderThanDead. In addition, there are some weapons that can do it, such as [[HolyBurnsEvil the sword ''Ashbringer'']]. As of the Legionfall update, confronting them there is ''exactly'' what the armies of Azeroth plan to do, and it happens to [[spoiler: the de facto leader, Kil'jaeden]]. The next patch even hints [[spoiler: the Burning Legion's method of regenerating in the Twisting Nether is about to be discovered and done away with, meaning the Burning Legion across all dimensions would lose their ability to come back]]. Ultimately Sargeras himself is sealed away, causing the army to fall apart.
** After getting away with his crimes in the main games Arthas finally faces justice in Wrath of the Lich King when Tirion Fording shatters Frostmourne and hacks him to pieces with the rest of the heroes.


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* In Worm Emma Barnes initially gets away with torturing Taylor....then she returns after Taylor has gone through character development that left her far more badass. As such Emma not only sees her attempts to humiliate Taylor fail to faze her but she also ends up getting so angry that SHE lashes out, which hurts her position with the new principal. THEN it turns out that Alec sent EVERYTHING Emma did to the principal (including her gloating about how she hurt Taylor) AND she learns that Taylor is now the Queen of Brockton and could have squished her like a bug at any time but refrained out of mercy. Emma ultimately suffers a complete mental breakdown because of the realization
17th Jan '18 7:02:05 AM Shadowgazer
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* Julius Caesar seems like a KarmaHoudini, always walking away from trouble no worse for wear, with him suffering at worst a blow to his ego. But historical references tell another story...

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* Julius Caesar seems like a KarmaHoudini, always walking away from trouble no worse for wear, with him suffering at worst a blow to his ego. But historical references tell [[DoomedByCanon another story...]]
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