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5th May '18 9:19:44 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Shadow", an organised crime boss prepares to make a nasty example of two people who tried to steal from him. However the example isn't to discourage others from stealing, but to show his superiors and underlings that he's tough enough to run his area.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Shadow", an organised crime boss prepares to make a nasty example of two people who tried to steal from him. However the example isn't to discourage others from stealing, but to show his superiors and underlings that he's tough enough to run his area.territory.
5th May '18 9:17:37 PM JackG
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* In the Literature/SherlockHolmes tale ''Charles Augustus Milverton'', Holmes and Watson argue that the eponymous blackmailer should accept a lesser sum from their client, as it would bring him no profit to ruin her reputation. Milverton however says that he has a number of other people that he's blackmailing (or will blackmail in the near future), and her public disgrace will only increase their willingness to pay.
7th Apr '18 8:31:00 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Shadow", an organised crime boss prepares to make a nasty example of two people who tried to steal from him. However the example isn't to discourage others from stealing, but to show his superiors and underlings that he's tough enough to run his area.
-->'''Bek:''' We are an object lesson for their own people. Largo's on his way up in the organization. One sign of weakness and he'll be on his way down again, probably minus his head.
3rd Apr '18 3:49:27 PM LentilSandEater
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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]].
26th Mar '18 6:10:40 PM KasieKat8
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*In ''OnePiece'' the World Government tries to do this with Gold Roger, the King of Pirates. It backfires when Roger announces his hidden treasure and makes the Marines jobs of controlling pirates much harder.
2nd Mar '18 7:29:40 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': In "Necessary Sacrifice," [[spoiler:Adam orders his subordinates to assassinate Blake's parents. When Corsac orders Ilia to participate in the mission, he declares that the deaths of the Belladonnas will send a message to Menagerie and get them to understand what will happen to those who speak out against the White Fang. However, Fennec points out that [[DontCreateAMartyr doing so may just as easily backfire and rally Menagerie]] ''[[DontCreateAMartyr against]]'' [[DontCreateAMartyr the White Fang]].]]
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26th Feb '18 6:25:10 PM Scorntex
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1:'' A side-mission has Shepard finding a ship where the entire crew headed into geth space for no reason they can determine, and wound up turned into Husks, en masse. Shepard and their team speculate it was the geth showing what happens to anyone who enters their territory.
22nd Feb '18 4:48:35 AM Scorntex
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda:'' Depending on when the player finishes one mission, Ryder may come upon a base of kett who've been executed and left out in the sun, with messages from [[DragonAscendant the Primus]] nearby detailing how she's going to purge the local forces of anyone loyal to [[BigBad the Archon]].
11th Feb '18 9:18:39 PM TheSinful
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** Before either of those, Harry places wards around his ship that give a nasty electric shock to anyone sneaking aboard. When HK suggests more lethal security measures, Harry responds that "[[ImpliedDeathThreat anyone who ignores the first warning becomes the second warning".
29th Jan '18 6:08:20 PM EnigmaODell
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*Quite common in the Redwall series, as villains have a tendency to kill their subordinates. Gulo is especially prone to this even killing a soldier when he had only about 6 or 7 left. Also Rigu Felis: 'What should have happened to those otters?' 'Th-they should have been slain, lord.' 'SLAIN!'(cuts down him down)'Just like this one.'



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