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16th Apr '18 11:05:33 PM Lanes17B
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* In ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' CIA agent Riggs believes that if word got out of how [[spoiler: the Damned 33rd, a U.S. Army Battalion, went rogue and set up a military dictatorship after [[GoneHorriblyWrong their rescue mission in Dubai ended in failure,]] the rest of the Middle-East would declare war on the U.S., a war the U.S. would lose.]] To prevent that from happening, Riggs decides to [[spoiler: recruit the protagonist into stealing and destroying the city's remaining water supply to ensure that anyone still in Dubai will have died of thirst long before any other rescue attempts into the city would be made.]]
13th Apr '18 5:57:20 AM LentilSandEater
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* Possibly subverted in ''Series/{{Lost}}'' when [[spoiler: Michael kills Libby]].

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* %%* Possibly subverted in ''Series/{{Lost}}'' when [[spoiler: Michael kills Libby]].
9th Apr '18 2:21:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* The first episode of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' concludes with 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, as the true parentage of the future king is an important plot point). 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 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, as the true parentage of the future king is an important plot point). When he's spotted, Cersei just keeps saying, "He saw us!" until her brother [[WouldHurtAChild shoves Bran out the window]]. Bran survives this fall, but loses the use of his legs and his memory of the event, which is not discovered by the Starks until much later.
8th Apr '18 7:28:18 PM kyeo
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* In ''DarthVaderDarkLordOfTheSith'', stormtroopers bring a captive Jedi named Jocasta Nu aboard Vader's airship. Unfortunately for the troopers, Jocasta knows Vader is Anakin Skywalker and proceeds to blurt it out in front of everyone. Vader instantly [[Main/MindOverMatter Force Shoves]] all the troopers out of the airship to their death.
3rd Apr '18 8:58:26 AM AutumnLeaves
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* A con man calls a random elderly woman.
-->'''Voice''': Mom, it's your son. I have run down a child. I'll need two hundred dollars.
-->'''[[CoolOldLady Old Woman]]''': Bump off the witnesses, you idiot, and get out of there! By the way, I only have a daughter.
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24th Feb '18 2:52:24 AM JackG
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* The first episode of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' concludes with 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]].

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* The first episode of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' concludes with 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).treason, as the true parentage of the future king is an important plot point). When he's spotted, Cersei just keeps saying, "He saw us!" until her brother [[WouldHurtAChild shoves Bran out the window]].
25th Jan '18 7:18:38 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Volcano", Servalan has secretly landed on a neutral planet, and orders [[KillTheMessenger two men sent to her with a message from a local traitor killed]] so they won't tell anyone of their presence. If fairness the stakes were pretty high, as there was a DoomsdayDevice on the planet which the locals had threatened to detonate if the Federation attempted a landing.
21st Dec '17 1:21:54 PM dracogeorge
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** Joe Darke was a serial killer in the first game. He hit and killed a woman with his car, then panicked and started killing everyone who was a witness.

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** Joe Darke was a serial killer killer[[note]][[spoiler:He's actually a spree killer, not a serial killer, since all of his killing happened in one short burst. He's ''not'' guilty of killing Neil Marshall, which would have made him a serial killer[[/note]]. in the first game. He hit and killed a woman with his car, then panicked and started killing everyone who was a witness.witness, [[SerialEscalation then killing the witnesses who saw him killing the witnesses]], and so on.
12th Dec '17 11:34:23 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Film/GoldenEye'' has [[TheHeavy Ourumov and Xenia]] massacre the staff of the Bunker to ensure none of them could accuse the former of stealing the [[spoiler:second]] eponymous satellite. The exceptions are [[TheCracker Boris Grishenko]], intentionally spared and offered a new job with Janus; and [[BondGirl Natalya]], who was GenreSavvy enough to know how to survive it.

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* ''Film/GoldenEye'' has [[TheHeavy Ourumov and Xenia]] massacre the staff of the Bunker to ensure none of them could accuse the former of stealing the [[spoiler:second]] eponymous satellite. The exceptions are [[TheCracker Boris Grishenko]], intentionally spared and offered a new job with Janus; and [[BondGirl Natalya]], who was GenreSavvy enough to know knew how to survive it.



* During the Novaria mission in ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', Saren tries to cover up what he's been doing there by having everyone who was involved with the project killed. You arrive just in time to save the last surviving scientist, [[GenreSavvy who asks]] if he'll get a [[HeKnowsTooMuch "you know too much"]] speech. Indeed this is Saren's ''modus operandi'', as your teammate Wrex can tell you -- he was once hired by Saren, along with a bunch of other mercenaries, to help raid a ship. Something about Saren gave him a bad feeling, so he left without waiting to be paid. In the following moths, every other mercenary involved wound up dead.

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* During the Novaria mission in ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', Saren tries to cover up what he's been doing there by having everyone who was involved with the project killed. You arrive just in time to save the last surviving scientist, [[GenreSavvy who asks]] asks if he'll get a [[HeKnowsTooMuch "you know too much"]] speech. Indeed this is Saren's ''modus operandi'', as your teammate Wrex can tell you -- he was once hired by Saren, along with a bunch of other mercenaries, to help raid a ship. Something about Saren gave him a bad feeling, so he left without waiting to be paid. In the following moths, every other mercenary involved wound up dead.
8th Dec '17 7:43:04 AM VicGeorge2011
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* Also from the Bible: In 1st Samuel, when David and his men temporarily sold their services to a Philistine lord, they would make raids upon the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites. They would make a point to leave no survivors in those raids because they didn't want any witnesses testifying in Gath to what David has done to those people, to maintain the illusion of being a true defector.
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