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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.
22nd Jun '17 10:33:48 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. In "Heroes", several citizens foil the [[ArmedBlag robbery of an armored car]] (actually a disguised political assassination). Because one of the criminals was partially unmasked during the raid, Cowley decides to tell the press that the man can now be identified, in the hope of flushing out the criminals who have gone to ground. Unfortunately a newspaper has published the names and addresses of these heroic citizens, so CI5 has to scramble to protect them when the criminals start murdering them.

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* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. ''Series/TheProfessionals''.
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In "Heroes", several citizens foil the [[ArmedBlag robbery of an armored car]] (actually a disguised political assassination). Because one of the criminals was partially unmasked during the raid, Cowley decides to tell the press that the man can now be identified, in the hope of flushing out the criminals who have gone to ground. Unfortunately a newspaper has published the names and addresses of these heroic citizens, so CI5 [=CI5=] has to scramble to protect them when the criminals start murdering them.them.
** In "Everest Was Also Conquered", a former intelligence officer makes a DeathbedConfession that he murdered a witness to a corruption inquiry in the 1950's. As Bodie and Doyle investigate, they find they're in a race against a hitman who's killing off the other conspirators in the murder.
22nd Jun '17 10:29:38 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. In "Heroes", a group of ordinary citizens foil the robbery of an armored car, and the newspapers publish their names and laud them as heroes. Unfortunately the robbery was actually a disguised political assassination, and the killers (one of whom was partially unmasked during the incident) start tracking down and murdering them.

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* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. In "Heroes", a group of ordinary several citizens foil the [[ArmedBlag robbery of an armored car, and the newspapers publish their names and laud them as heroes. Unfortunately the robbery was actually car]] (actually a disguised political assassination, and assassination). Because one of the killers (one of whom criminals was partially unmasked during the incident) raid, Cowley decides to tell the press that the man can now be identified, in the hope of flushing out the criminals who have gone to ground. Unfortunately a newspaper has published the names and addresses of these heroic citizens, so CI5 has to scramble to protect them when the criminals start tracking down and murdering them.
18th Jun '17 11:00:11 AM JackG
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* In ''Film/{{Morgan}}'', the scientists that aren't killed by Morgan are killed by Lee Weathers as damage control.

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* In ''Film/{{Morgan}}'', the [[spoiler:the scientists that aren't killed by Morgan are killed by Lee Weathers as damage control.]]



* ''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 reason to leave a witness.

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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 no reason incentive to leave a witness.witness alive.
18th Jun '17 10:58:18 AM JackG
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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 no reason to leave a witness.
18th Jun '17 10:51:54 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. In "Heroes", a group of ordinary citizens foil the robbery of an armored car, and the newspapers publish their names and laud them as heroes. Unfortunately the robbery was actually a disguised political assassination, and the killers (one of whom was partially unmasked during the incident) start tracking down and murdering them.
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