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28th Aug '16 8:36:47 AM whereismytea
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* Referenced directly in dialog in an early episode of ''MobileSuitGundamWing'': "Those who have laid eyes on a Gundam shall not live to tell about it."[[/folder]]

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* Referenced directly in dialog in an early episode of ''MobileSuitGundamWing'': "Those who have laid eyes on a Gundam shall not live to tell about it."[[/folder]]
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', the ninjas chasing Isanami made a fatal mistake when they chose to follow this order while pursuing Isanami. Saizo wasn't too interested in saving a DamselInDistress, but telling him they'll kill him because he's seen too much is just an invitation to prove his ninja cred with their blood.
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19th Jul '16 4:07:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''BlueYonder'', [[http://www.blueyondercomic.net/comics/1043248/blue-yonder-prologue-page-9/ the team coming after the capes kills any civies in the area.]]

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* In ''BlueYonder'', ''Webcomic/BlueYonder'', [[http://www.blueyondercomic.net/comics/1043248/blue-yonder-prologue-page-9/ the team coming after the capes kills any civies in the area.]]
10th Jul '16 5:54:57 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheOphelia Ophelia]], from {{Claymore}} is big on this. Claymores aren't allowed to kill humans, but Ophelia is more than a little AxCrazy, so she tends to get carried away when she fights. Solution: Murder everyone who saw her.

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* [[TheOphelia Ophelia]], from {{Claymore}} ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' is big on this. Claymores aren't allowed to kill humans, but Ophelia is more than a little AxCrazy, so she tends to get carried away when she fights. Solution: Murder everyone who saw her.
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.
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