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26th May '16 9:22:41 AM TheSinful
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** He does similar with Gardulla the Hutt, though that was more taking advantage of a situation. He'd shrunk Gardulla down and let her former slave stomp her to death then undid the shrinking, resulting in pieces of Hutt being plastered all over the room.
23rd Apr '16 8:12:00 PM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Resistance", several crewmembers have been captured by an oppressive government. Janeway is helped by Caylem, an insane old man who believes Janeway is his missing daughter, and they're going to rescue his wife, also held by the government. Later when they're captured also, the evil Third Magistrate Augris reveals that his wife and daughter have been DeadAllAlong.
-->'''Augris:''' I must say I'm impressed, Caylem. You never made it this far before. (to Janeway) Every so often he goes on one of his missions to rescue his wife. She's been dead for twelve years.
-->'''Caylem:''' [[MadnessMantra Lies! Lies! Lies!]]
-->'''Augris:''' Sometimes he gets all the way up to the front gate. We send him on his way and allow him to serve as a reminder of just how futile it is to challenge us. I thought you'd learnt that lesson when you lost your daughter. She made it as far as the tunnels before she was shot.
12th Mar '16 12:34:03 PM thatother1dude
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->''"[[KillItWithFire Burn it! Until it smolders.]] These people are traitors and must be made examples of."''

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->''"[[KillItWithFire Burn ->''"Burn it! Until it smolders.]] smolders. These people are traitors and must be made examples of."''
28th Feb '16 6:05:54 AM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8501689/16/The-Havoc-side-of-the-Force The Havoc Side of the Force]]'', Harry Potter has [[Franchise/StarWars HK-47]] make an example of Cad Bane after the latter kidnaps two of his crew. HK promises to "make every bounty hunter in the galaxy terrified of attracting [Harry's] attention."
24th Feb '16 6:16:13 PM MisterTulip
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* In ''Fanfic/TheWitchOfTheEverfree'', After Sunset Shimmer hits her hard enough to visibly burn her mane, [[spoiler:Nightmare Moon]] banishes Sunset to [[spoiler:the dark side of the moon with Celestia]].
24th Feb '16 1:47:59 AM zequeins
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* ''Creator/BlizzardEntertainment'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/102805-Blizzard-Squeezes-88-Million-From-Private-Server-Owner sued a Private Server Owner for a whooping $88 million]], you can't help but think that this trope is invoked.
6th Feb '16 2:49:15 AM gadeel
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* In ''FanFic/TheCommission'', Blake prefaces a late night visit to Velvet by nailing Cardin to a wall. Velvet notes after that that their entire conversation was had with Blake's hands slick with Cardin's blood, likely to make a statement.
28th Jan '16 8:45:20 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''Manga/TokyoESP'' has the female main protagonist subjected to a complete NoHoldsBarredBeatdown until she's literally killed to show what happens to those who try to be heroes. [[spoiler: They were able to restart her heart, but the damage was extensive]].
* ''Anime/LupinIIIIslandOfAssassins'': Shortly after arriving on the island, Lupin witnesses one of [[MurderInc the Tarantula's]] "manhunts", where they chase down and brutally kill one of their former members. Ellen tells Lupin that it's the price any of them pay if they [[YouHaveFailedMe fail to carry out an assignment.]]

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* ''Manga/TokyoESP'' has the female main protagonist subjected to a complete NoHoldsBarredBeatdown until she's literally killed to show what happens to those who try to be heroes. [[spoiler: They were able to restart her heart, but the damage was extensive]].
extensive.]]
* ''Anime/LupinIIIIslandOfAssassins'': Shortly after arriving on the island, Lupin witnesses one of [[MurderInc the Tarantula's]] "manhunts", where they chase down and brutally kill one of their former members. Ellen tells Lupin that it's the price any of them pay if they [[YouHaveFailedMe fail to carry out an assignment.]]
assignment]].



** BigBad Sben threatens to string up the spinal cords of some scientists who might delay his operation, as a "motivational tool" to the others. [[spoiler: He doesn't follow through with this, but he does end up [[EyeScream killing one via eye stabbing]]]].

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** BigBad Sben threatens to string up the spinal cords of some scientists who might delay his operation, as a "motivational tool" to the others. [[spoiler: He doesn't follow through with this, but he does end up [[EyeScream killing one via eye stabbing]]]].stabbing]].]]



** After Shendu (now [[DemonicPossession possessing Valmont's body]]) discovers that [[TheBrute Hak Foo]] nearly killed [[VillainousCrush Valerie]], he punishes Hak Foo ''[[ColdBloodedTorture painfully]]'' in front of the other Enforcers to make it clear for all of them once and for all that Valerie is not to be harmed. Hak Foo is allowed to live only because he's the least incompetent of the Enforcers.

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** After Shendu (now [[DemonicPossession possessing Valmont's body]]) discovers that [[TheBrute Hak Foo]] nearly killed [[VillainousCrush Valerie]], {{V|illainousCrush}}alerie, he punishes Hak Foo ''[[ColdBloodedTorture painfully]]'' in front of the other Enforcers to make it clear for all of them once and for all that Valerie is not to be harmed. Hak Foo is allowed to live only because he's the least incompetent of the Enforcers.



* {{Pixar}} villains also tend to use this tactic, and a theme that often comes up with them is that they are trying to deter their victims from thinking.

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* {{Pixar}} Creator/{{Pixar}} villains also tend to use this tactic, and a theme that often comes up with them is that they are trying to deter their victims from thinking.



* ''Film/PathsOfGlory''. During WorldWarI, an entire division of French soldiers refuse to go on a suicidal mission. Three soldiers are chosen at random to be tried & executed for cowardice.

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* ''Film/PathsOfGlory''. During WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, an entire division of French soldiers refuse to go on a suicidal mission. Three soldiers are chosen at random to be tried & executed for cowardice.



-->''"Tonight ''[on November 5, the day scheduled for V's revolution]'' any protestor, any instigator or agitator [[VillainousBreakdown WILL BE MADE]] [[ChewingTheScenery EXAMPLE OF!]]"''

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-->''"Tonight ''[on November 5, the day scheduled for V's revolution]'' any protestor, protester, any instigator or agitator [[VillainousBreakdown WILL BE MADE]] [[ChewingTheScenery EXAMPLE OF!]]"''OF]]!"''



-->'''Vilos Cohaagen:''' [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck 'em]]. It'll be a good lesson to the others.

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-->'''Vilos Cohaagen:''' [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck 'em]]. 'em.]] It'll be a good lesson to the others.



'''Miss Brooks''': [[WritingLines I wrote “Our principal is the best principal that any school ever had. Our principal is the best principal that any school ever had. Our principal is the best principal that any school ever had . . ."]]
* In ''Series/TheWire'', the Barksdale Organization that controls the West Side of Baltimore starts out as the most dominant and ruthless drug syndicate in the city. When [[JustLikeRobinHood Omar]] and his two stick-up partners steal from a Barksdale stash, Avon Barksdale quickly declares he wants an example made. Within days one of the partners is found dead (his BulletProofVest not having done much good against [[NoKillLikeOverkill the 46 shell casing found around his body]]) while the other is brutally tortured to death, then left on display in the projects as an example.

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'''Miss Brooks''': [[WritingLines I wrote “Our "Our principal is the best principal that any school ever had. Our principal is the best principal that any school ever had. Our principal is the best principal that any school ever had . . ."]]
* In ''Series/TheWire'', the Barksdale Organization that controls the West Side of Baltimore starts out as the most dominant and ruthless drug syndicate in the city. When [[JustLikeRobinHood Omar]] and his two stick-up partners steal from a Barksdale stash, Avon Barksdale quickly declares he wants an example made. Within days one of the partners is found dead (his BulletProofVest not having done much good against [[NoKillLikeOverkill [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill the 46 shell casing found around his body]]) while the other is brutally tortured to death, then left on display in the projects as an example.



** In UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, Denmark possessed a huge naval fleet, but tried to be neutral in the whole war against Napoleon. [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Britain]] [[WithUsOrAgainstUs didn't take kindly to that]]. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Not at all]].

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** In UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, Denmark possessed a huge naval fleet, but tried to be neutral in the whole war against Napoleon. [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Britain]] UsefulNotes/{{Brit|sWithBattleships}}ain [[WithUsOrAgainstUs didn't take kindly to that]]. that.]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Not at all]].all.]]
22nd Jan '16 1:27:40 PM jameygamer
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** The above page quote, of course, refers to the Disney version of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. The context of the quotation ([[spoiler:trying to justify burning down a house with a family trapped inside]]. Scene viewable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRwhaRrEJng#t=3m6s here.]]) is not the only example; Frollo [[spoiler:whipping the previous captain of the guard in front of the next one, apparently to show what happens to captains who disappoint Frollo]], is likely also an example of this.

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** The above page quote, of course, refers to the Disney version of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. The context of the quotation ([[spoiler:trying to justify burning down a house with a family trapped inside]]. Scene viewable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRwhaRrEJng#t=3m6s here.]]) ) is not the only example; Frollo [[BigBad Frollo]] [[spoiler:whipping the previous captain of the guard in front of the next one, apparently to show what happens to captains who disappoint Frollo]], is likely also an example of this.
22nd Jan '16 1:24:41 PM jameygamer
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-->-- '''Judge Claude Frollo''' to a hapless miller's house, ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''

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-->-- '''Judge '''[[HangingJudge Judge]] Claude Frollo''' to a hapless miller's house, ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''
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