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25th Jun '16 12:44:56 PM JackG
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* In the 1968 Italian movie ''Film/BlackJesus'', the Patrice Lumumba-expy is taken out to be shot [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic along with two criminals]]. After he's executed one of the criminals says, "Don't worry, I didn't see anything". The executioner replies, "Yes, but you ''heard'' something" and shoots him when he turns to run.

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* In the 1968 Italian movie ''Film/BlackJesus'', ''Black Jesus'', the Patrice Lumumba-expy is taken out to be shot [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic along with two criminals]]. After he's executed one of the criminals says, "Don't worry, I didn't see anything". The executioner replies, "Yes, but you ''heard'' something" and shoots him when he turns to run.
25th Jun '16 12:13:48 PM JackG
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A specific case - often invoked by otherwise-heroic characters who need to eliminate individuals who might jeopardize their mission - would be KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade. People who are TriggerHappy may jump to this solution a bit more readily. See also NeverOneMurder. Contrast with LeaveNoSurvivors, where you're killing everyone just out of general bloody-mindedness (or [[FinalSolution hatred]].)

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A specific case - often invoked by otherwise-heroic characters who need to eliminate individuals who might jeopardize their mission - would be KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade. People who are TriggerHappy may jump to this solution a bit more readily. See also NeverOneMurder. Contrast with LeaveNoSurvivors, where you're killing everyone just out of general bloody-mindedness (or [[FinalSolution hatred]].)) Opposed to SpareAMessenger, when you specifically leave someone alive to relate what they've just seen.
5th May '16 4:20:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the third book of the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' the wreckers kill anyone who has even the slightest chance of having seen them. Michael is almost killed just for noticing them off in the distance while they're discussing plans.

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* In the third book of the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'' the wreckers kill anyone who has even the slightest chance of having seen them. Michael is almost killed just for noticing them off in the distance while they're discussing plans.
6th Apr '16 4:35:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TopTen'', [[spoiler:Comissioner Ultima]] will have to destroy Neopolis to prevent word of [[spoiler:her Xenite addiction]] getting out.
* The Rourke family in SinCity usually ensure this when covering up the trail of bodies left by the two different {{Serial Killer}}s connected to them; even going so far as to try to kill children or lowlifes like Marv. Both of these targets end up being their own undoing, however.

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* In ''TopTen'', ''ComicBook/TopTen'', [[spoiler:Comissioner Ultima]] will have to destroy Neopolis to prevent word of [[spoiler:her Xenite addiction]] getting out.
* The Rourke family in SinCity ''ComicBook/SinCity'' usually ensure this when covering up the trail of bodies left by the two different {{Serial Killer}}s connected to them; even going so far as to try to kill children or lowlifes like Marv. Both of these targets end up being their own undoing, however.



* In ''CarlBarks'' story "The Horseradish Story", [=Scrooge McDuck's=] ancestor failed to deliver a case of horseradish to Jamaica. Chisel [=McSue=], as the last heir of the person who hired Scrooge's ancestor to make the delivery, takes advantage of this fact to claim Scrooge's fortune. To keep his money, Scrooge must recover the horseradish from the bottom of the ocean and deliver it to Jamaica within 30 days. When it seems Scrooge will triumph where his ancestor failed, Chisel and a thug named Joe assault his ship. When it seems Scrooge and the horseradish will be lost forever, Chisel tries to get rid of Joe as well to be sure that nobody will testify against him. Joe escapes and Chisel joins Scrooge and his family into [[spoiler:waiting for a rescue team. Scrooge delivers the horseradish on time.]]

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* In ''CarlBarks'' Creator/CarlBarks story "The Horseradish Story", [=Scrooge McDuck's=] ancestor failed to deliver a case of horseradish to Jamaica. Chisel [=McSue=], as the last heir of the person who hired Scrooge's ancestor to make the delivery, takes advantage of this fact to claim Scrooge's fortune. To keep his money, Scrooge must recover the horseradish from the bottom of the ocean and deliver it to Jamaica within 30 days. When it seems Scrooge will triumph where his ancestor failed, Chisel and a thug named Joe assault his ship. When it seems Scrooge and the horseradish will be lost forever, Chisel tries to get rid of Joe as well to be sure that nobody will testify against him. Joe escapes and Chisel joins Scrooge and his family into [[spoiler:waiting for a rescue team. Scrooge delivers the horseradish on time.]]
26th Mar '16 5:03:13 AM JackG
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* In the 1982 Australian/Taiwanese movie ''Attack Force Z'', a WorldWarII commando force encounter a villager and ask for directions to their objective, then shoot him with a silenced submachine gun so he won't tell anyone of their presence on the Japanese-occupied island.
28th Feb '16 9:59:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* The contract killer Blackbird in ''Film/{{Killshot}}'' has a policy of killing anyone who sees his face during his kills. This comes back to bite him when he is hired by the mafia to kill an old criminal but goes off-plan by also killing the girl who let him in and could identify him. The pissed off mob boss puts a prize on Blackbird's head because the girl was his mistress.

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* The contract killer ''Film/{{Killshot}}'': Blackbird in ''Film/{{Killshot}}'' has a policy of killing anyone who sees his face during his kills. This comes back to bite him is because of a prior hit that went wrong when his brother let a nurse who witnessed them go freely, who then sounded an alarm. When he is hired by the mafia to kill an old criminal but criminal, he goes off-plan by also killing the girl woman who let him in and as she could identify him. The pissed off mob boss who hired him puts a prize on Blackbird's head because the girl woman was his mistress.
18th Jan '16 10:56:08 PM AnotherGuy
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* ''Videogame/HalfLife''. The marines aren't there to ''save'' the scientists. Then they find out they're not high clearance enough to be left alive either.
17th Jan '16 8:08:39 AM HeraldAlberich
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* This is ''probably'' why the Stormtroopers slaughtered the Jawas and killed Luke's aunt and uncle in ''Film/ANewHope'', seeing as they were trying to leave evidence that Tusken Raiders did it.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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This is ''probably'' why the Stormtroopers slaughtered the Jawas and killed Luke's aunt and uncle in ''Film/ANewHope'', seeing as they were trying to leave evidence that Tusken Raiders did it.



* In the novelization of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'', when Bail Organa witnesses the clone troopers kill a Padawan on the Jedi Temple landing deck, they try to kill him too, and he barely escapes. This is in contrast to the film, where they let him go without much of a fuss.



* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Ariel", the blue-gloved operatives come to pick up River and Simon from the Alliance police who've arrested them. When the lead policemen mentions that they'd talked to the prisoners, the operatives kill every policeman involved in the arrest in the loudest and most gruesome way possible, which actually [[NiceJobFixingItVillain helps the prisoners escape]].

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* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Ariel", "[[Recap/FireflyE09Ariel Ariel]]", the blue-gloved operatives come to pick up River and Simon from the Alliance police who've arrested them. When the lead policemen mentions that they'd talked to the prisoners, the operatives kill every policeman involved in the arrest in the loudest and most gruesome way possible, which actually [[NiceJobFixingItVillain helps the prisoners escape]].
9th Jan '16 11:17:55 AM rjung
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* As in RealLife, the U2 spy plane pilots in ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' are instructed to commit suicide (with a poisoned pin hidden inside a fake silver dollar) should they risk capture.
9th Jan '16 10:36:51 AM rjung
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* As in RealLife, the U2 spy plane pilots in ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' are instructed to commit suicide (with a poisoned pin hidden inside a fake silver dollar) should they risk capture.
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