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9th Jun '17 10:17:01 AM AdelePotter
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Literature/GoodOmens'' with [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Crowley]] and his houseplants. Crowley's heard talking to plants helps them grow, so he takes this to heart in his own fashion. When his houseplants fail to grow fast enough, he puts the "fear of Crowley" into them, by taking the failure plant away, but first taking it around the apartment, telling the other plants, "Say goodbye to your friend, he just couldn't cut it." Then he takes the plant away, and leaves a large, empty pot somewhere conspicuous in the apartment.
-->''Crowley's plants were the most luxurious, verdant, and beautiful in London. And also, the most terrified.''
26th May '17 4:00:14 PM Angeldeb82
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* In the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Aku decides to break the entire world by making an example of those who dare defy him, starting with Jack, the one who opposed him all these years. Problem was, ''how'' was he going to do it?

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25th Apr '17 9:12:19 PM babyhenchy1
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* In the backstory of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', young [[TheDreaded Tywin Lannister's]] absolute [[KillEmAll annihilation]] of House Reyne and House Tarbeck during their rebellion, even in the face of being offered a surrender, was partly an attempt to send a warning to any other subservient houses that had grown bold under his father's weak rule that any sign of disloyalty would not be tolerated. Decades later, this act has been immortalized into the song, "The Rains of Castamere", the mere singing of which by a messenger to any lord threatening to defy the now Lord Tywin [[OhCrap is enough to make them fall into line]].
13th Apr '17 3:31:52 AM MadSpy
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrus_killings Petrus Killings]] in UsefulNotes/Indonesia back in the '80s. Long story short, local thugs and gang ringleaders would be hunted down, executed without trial, and their bodies left in sacks for the masses to find and scare the others. Whether this heavy handed method actually worked or not [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement is a discussion for another time and another place.]]

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrus_killings Petrus Killings]] in UsefulNotes/Indonesia {{UsefulNotes/Indonesia}} back in the '80s. Long story short, local thugs and gang ringleaders would be hunted down, executed without trial, and their bodies left in sacks for the masses to find and scare the others. Whether this heavy handed method actually worked or not [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement is a discussion for another time and another place.]]
13th Apr '17 3:27:35 AM MadSpy
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* aT ONE POINT IN ''Portal2'', GLaDOS mentions laminating Chell's skeleton after she dies to show an example of how the human skeleton should not be.

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* aT ONE POINT IN At one point in ''Portal2'', GLaDOS mentions laminating Chell's skeleton after she dies to show an example of how the human skeleton should not be.
1st Apr '17 6:36:11 AM Kakai
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* Nikita of ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'' finishes off the ArcVillain of the second book by nailing him alive to the wall of his room in a crucifixion pose - with a nail gun, no less - to show other Shadows how her next would-be killer will end up.
18th Mar '17 10:32:11 AM AgProv
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** Even Conservative commentators have remarked that her treatment of the miners and their union, after the long bitter Strike ended, was needlessly vindictive, and provoked deep bitter and lasting resentment, which adds to the undeniable fact that vast swathes of [[OopNorth the North]], Wales and Scotland are no-go areas for the Conservative Party. Her management of the Strike itself suggests an exceptional degree of ruthlessness and state force was condoned to beat the miners into submission. Let's say her death was cheered and celebrated in many former mining areas.
25th Feb '17 12:01:34 PM E1craZ4life
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* aT ONE POINT IN ''Portal2'', GLaDOS mentions laminating Chell's skeleton after she dies to show an example of how the human skeleton should not be.
7th Feb '17 11:20:06 AM benda
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*** Although, to be fair, with Genghis you could never know. If you chose to betray your lord to him to prevent the rampage, [[MortonsFork he could just as well execute you for treason]].
8th Jan '17 10:37:32 PM TheSinful
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* In ''Fanfic/CodeGeassLelouchOfBritannia'', though he doesn't kill them, Charles has the two princes who sold out Lelouch to the EU stripped of their nobility (allegedly for their incompetence) which he then grants to Lelouch. It's noted in-story as being a reminder that the fate and fortune of every noble, even the princes and princesses, lay in the emperor's hands.
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