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6th May '17 1:53:43 PM AthenaBlue
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* Ravage of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' was sent as an agent to apprehend BigBad Megatron and offers to aid the Maximals in returning home afterwards. In reality, as Megatron himself guesses, his real orders were to kill everyone on prehistoric Earth to avoid anyone back on Cybertron learning of his bosses' [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight plans]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' episode "Chowder's Catering Company", after Schnitzel walks in on Chowder disobeying one of Mung's orders, Chowder knocks him out with a shovel and hides him in a pickle barrel. When Mung sees Chowder with the pickle barrel (Note: Mung doesn't know that Schnitzel is in the barrel.), he knocks him out as well. Then Truffles comes in, he knocks her out as well. Fortunately, Chowder lets them all out just as he's about to throw them down a pit.



* In the WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}} episode, Chowder's Catering Company, after Schnitzel walks in on Chowder disobeying one of Mung's orders, Chowder knocks him out with a shovel and hides him in a pickle barrel. When Mung sees Chowder with the pickle barrel (Note: Mung doesn't know that Schnitzel is in the barrel.), he knocks him out as well. Then Truffles comes in, he knocks her out as well. Fortunately, Chowder lets them all out just as he's about to throw them down a pit.



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E2RisingMalevolence "Rising Malevolence"]], the Separatists have a new secret weapon, and they've been ensuring there are no survivors to its attacks. Obi-Wan notes that they're being "unusually tidy", and the episode makes clear that Count Dooku does ''not'' want the Republic to find out what it is.



* Ravage of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' was sent as an agent to apprehend BigBad Megatron and offers to aid the Maximals in returning home afterwards. In reality, as Megatron himself guesses, his real orders were to kill everyone on prehistoric Earth to avoid anyone back on Cybertron learning of his bosses' [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight plans]].


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23rd Apr '17 8:20:26 PM Luigifan
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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.

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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]].) hatred]]). Opposed to SpareAMessenger, when you specifically leave someone alive to relate what they've just seen.
16th Apr '17 2:00:10 AM LordGro
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* The intro of ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' shows Captain Flint and a band of pirates lugging several treasure chests up on Treasure Island to bury them. When they chests are in the pit and the pirates start to cover them, Flint draws his guns on his crew and fires. The intro song ends simultaneously on the fitting line "Dead men tell no tales!"
13th Apr '17 1:33:06 PM LordGro
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* From the ''Gothic History'' of Jordanes: When the Visigothic King Alaric dies in Southern Italy, the Visigoths bury him with much treasure in a grave dug by a band of captives in the bed of the river Busento. Then they put all the diggers to death, so "that none might ever know the place".

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* From the ''Gothic History'' of Jordanes: Jordanes:
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When the Visigothic King Alaric dies in Southern Italy, the Visigoths bury him with much treasure in a grave dug by a band of captives in the bed of the river Busento. Then they put all the diggers to death, so "that none might ever know the place".place".
** At the death of [[UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun Attila]], the Huns have him buried during the night (for reasons of secrecy) together with treasure of various kinds, and afterwards kill all who were involved with the construction of the tomb as a precaution against grave robbers.
13th Apr '17 1:13:01 PM LordGro
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* From the ''Gothic History'' of Jordanes: When the Visigothic King Alaric dies in Southern Italy, the Visigoths bury him with much treasure in a grave dug by a band of captives in the bed of the river Busento. Then they put all the diggers to death, so "that none might ever know the place".
11th Apr '17 12:49:51 PM LordGro
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* In "The Gold-Bug" by Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, the narrator and his fellow treasure hunters succeed in finding the treasure of Captain Kidd. They dig up two human skeletons immediately above the treasure chest, and infer that the dead men were Kidd's companions who helped him bury the chest, and that Kidd murdered them so he would be the only one to know the location of the treasure.
1st Mar '17 11:29:34 PM JackG
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* The first episode of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' concludes with seven year-old Bran Stark climbing a tower where he witnesses Queen Cersei having sex with her own brother (this is not only incest but treason). When he's spotted, Cersei just keeps saying, "He saw us!" until her brother [[WouldHurtAChild shoves Bran out the window]].

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* The first episode of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' concludes with seven ten year-old Bran Stark climbing a tower where he witnesses Queen Cersei having sex with her own brother (this is not only incest but treason). When he's spotted, Cersei just keeps saying, "He saw us!" until her brother [[WouldHurtAChild shoves Bran out the window]].
1st Mar '17 11:25:54 PM JackG
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* The first episode of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' concludes with seven year-old Bran Stark climbing a tower where he witnesses Queen Cersei having sex with her own brother (this is not only incest but treason). When he's spotted, Cersei just keeps saying, "He saw us!" until her brother [[WouldHurtAChild shoves Bran out the window]].
25th Feb '17 6:48:05 AM PaladinPhoenix
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* '''VideoGame/SplinterCell''''s are explicitly told that "a choice between leaving a witness or a corpse is no choice at all", with the implication that the Cells must remain completely unknown in order to retain their deniability. In-game, there's never a situation in which killing a civilian is acceptable, however.
18th Feb '17 1:07:21 PM ZimFan89
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* Ravage of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' was sent as an agent to apprehend BigBad Megatron and offers to aid the Maximals in returning home afterwards. In reality, as Megatron himself guesses, his real orders were to kill everyone on prehistoric Earth to avoid anyone back on Cybertron learning of his bosses' [[SetWrongWhatOnceWentRight plans]].

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* Ravage of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' was sent as an agent to apprehend BigBad Megatron and offers to aid the Maximals in returning home afterwards. In reality, as Megatron himself guesses, his real orders were to kill everyone on prehistoric Earth to avoid anyone back on Cybertron learning of his bosses' [[SetWrongWhatOnceWentRight [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight plans]].
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