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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.
14th Nov '17 1:00:04 AM FoxBluereaver
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* [[Videogame/PokemonColosseum Team Cipher]] encourages this in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' during their operations.
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13th Oct '17 11:12:43 PM JackG
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* In ''Film/RoboCop2'', the {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s who are trying to bankrupt the city discover the Mayor is going to [[DealWithTheDevil cut a deal with a drug lord]] to get the necessary funding. They send their cyborg killing machine to kill the Mayor, specifically stating that there must be no witnesses. Ironically the Mayor is the only one to escape the subsequent massacre, but can't afford to admit what he was up to anyway.

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* In ''Film/RoboCop2'', the {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s who are trying to bankrupt the city discover the Mayor is going to [[DealWithTheDevil cut a deal with a drug lord]] to get the necessary funding. They send their cyborg killing machine to kill the Mayor, Mayor and the criminals, specifically stating that there must be no witnesses. Ironically the Mayor is the only one to escape the subsequent massacre, but can't afford to admit what he was up to anyway.
13th Oct '17 11:11:38 PM JackG
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* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''. One of the earliest evil deeds Frank does is kill a child after this sinister excerpt of dialogue:

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* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''. One of the [[EstablishingCharacterMoment earliest evil deeds deeds]] Frank does is kill a child after this sinister excerpt of dialogue:



* ''Film/{{Heat}}''. In the opening robbery, a psychopathic member of the gang kills a security guard for not following his instructions. Another guard draws a pistol and is also shot. The last guard doesn't resist, but the gang exchange a MeaningfulLook and kill him too. As they've already committed multiple homicide, they've no incentive to leave a witness alive.

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* ''Film/{{Heat}}''. In the opening robbery, a psychopathic member of the gang kills a security guard for not following his instructions. Another guard draws a pistol and is also shot. The last guard doesn't resist, but the gang exchange a MeaningfulLook and kill him too. As they've already committed multiple homicide, they've there's no incentive to leave a potential witness alive.
1st Sep '17 9:16:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001'': When Thade inspects Leo's crashed space ship, he murders the two ape soldiers who found it and reported it to him.
2nd Aug '17 5:42:18 AM beneficii
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* Tacitus in his ''Germania'' mentions the religious practices of the Suevi tribes, which includes there being a sacred isle containing a holy chariot that can only be touched by the priest. Well, until the slaves must wash it in a secret lake. These slaves cannot bring back their experience of the lake, because they are drowned in the lake when they're done. As Tacitus remarked, "Hence all men are possessed with mysterious terror; as well as with a holy ignorance what that must be, which none see but such as are immediately to perish." Incidentally, among the Suevi tribes were the Angles, the namesake of England and the English language.

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* Tacitus in his ''Germania'' mentions the religious practices of the Suevi tribes, which includes there being a sacred isle containing a holy chariot that can only be touched by the priest. Well, until the slaves must wash it after the ceremony in a secret lake.lake, that is. These slaves cannot bring back their experience of the lake, because they are drowned in the lake when they're done. As Tacitus remarked, "Hence all men are possessed with mysterious terror; as well as with a holy ignorance what that must be, which none see but such as are immediately to perish." Incidentally, among the these Suevi tribes were the Angles, the namesake of England and the English language.
2nd Aug '17 5:40:17 AM beneficii
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* Tacitus in his ''Germania'' mentions the religious practices of the Suevi tribes, which includes there being a sacred isle containing a holy chariot that can only be touched by the priest. Well, until the slaves must wash it in a secret lake. These slaves cannot bring back their experience of the lake, because they are drowned in the lake when they're done. As Tacitus remarked, "Hence all men are possessed with mysterious terror; as well as with a holy ignorance what that must be, which none see but such as are immediately to perish." Incidentally, among the Suevi tribes were the Angles, the namesake of England and the English language.
25th Jun '17 10:56:11 AM JohnnyHuang
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* [[ComicBook/SilentHill Silent Hill: Sinner's Reward]] has this trope in its backstory. [[spoiler: The mob boss Sara's father offended put a hit on Sara's father. Jack, the hit man said mob boss enlisted to eliminate Sara's father, went to Sara's residence and carried out the murder of her father, before killing her mother, too (since she was right next to her husband). On the way out, Jack encountered Sara and, not wishing to run the risk of having Sara incriminating him as a witness, murdered her as well before fleeing the scene.]] Sara is understandably '''angry''' once the truth is made clear.

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* [[ComicBook/SilentHill ''[[ComicBook/SilentHill Silent Hill: Sinner's Reward]] Reward]]'' has this trope in its backstory. [[spoiler: The mob boss Sara's father offended put a hit on Sara's father. Jack, the hit man said mob boss enlisted to eliminate Sara's father, went to Sara's residence and carried out the murder of her father, before killing her mother, too (since she was right next to her husband). On the way out, Jack encountered Sara and, not wishing to run the risk of having Sara incriminating him as a witness, murdered her as well before fleeing the scene.]] Sara is understandably '''angry''' once the truth is made clear.
25th Jun '17 10:55:32 AM JohnnyHuang
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* [[ComicBook/SilentHill Silent Hill: Sinner's Reward]] has this trope in its backstory. [[spoiler: The mob boss Sara's father offended put a hit on Sara's father. Jack, the hit man said mob boss enlisted to eliminate Sara's father, went to Sara's residence and carried out the murder of her father, before killing her mother, too (since she was right next to her husband). On the way out, Jack encountered Sara and, not wishing to run the risk of having Sara incriminating him as a witness, murdered her as well before fleeing the scene.]] Sara is understandably '''angry''' once the truth is made clear.
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