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22nd Nov '16 1:34:28 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGoukaiger'', after being thoroughly beaten and captured by the Zangyack, Captain Marvelous was sentenced to a PublicExecution to show the world that there was no hope left for them. Fortunately, Doc managed to thwart the execution and save him.

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* In ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGoukaiger'', ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', after being thoroughly beaten and captured by the Zangyack, Captain Marvelous was sentenced to a PublicExecution to show the world that there was no hope left for them. Fortunately, Doc managed to thwart the execution and save him.
22nd Nov '16 1:32:31 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGoukaiger'', after being thoroughly beaten and captured by the Zangyack, Captain Marvelous was sentenced to a PublicExecution to show the world that there was no hope left for them. Fortunately, Doc managed to thwart the execution and save him.
21st Nov '16 7:15:06 PM eowynjedi
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* In the second episode of ''Series/DoctorSynTheScarecrow'', Syn learns that one of his smuggling crew plans to sell him out to the authorities. Since being arrested and unmasked is the greatest threat to him, Syn decides to put on a display so terrifying that nobody else will even ''think'' of turning on him and, as the Scarecrow, stages a KangarooCourt and hangs the traitor. Or so it appears; in reality Scarecrow fakes it and then tells the man to flee the county because he'll surely be killed if discovered alive.
19th Sep '16 4:49:14 PM SteveMB
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It is often associated with governments, especially the more tyrannical of them but not exclusively; see also the deterrence argument for use of this in the context of more democratic societies. Also, even forces outside the law, like terrorists, [[TheMobBossIsScarier criminal syndicates]], and {{Serial Killer}}s, apply this as well. It's also [[NotSoDifferent very common]] with [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized revolutionary forces]]; with prisoners, stringing up or dumping their mutilated remains serves as a warning to soldiers of the current regime, while population centers that they suspect of being in league with the regime or even just not being supportive of them are likely to be [[RapePillageAndBurn brutalized]] as a "stand with us or else" message.

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It is often associated with governments, especially the more tyrannical of them but not exclusively; see also the deterrence argument for use of this in the context of more democratic societies. Also, even forces outside the law, like terrorists, [[TheMobBossIsScarier criminal syndicates]], and {{Serial Killer}}s, apply this as well. It's also [[NotSoDifferent very common]] with [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized revolutionary forces]]; with prisoners, [[DeadGuyOnDisplay stringing up up]] or dumping their mutilated remains serves as a warning to soldiers of the current regime, while population centers that they suspect of being in league with the regime or even just not being supportive of them are likely to be [[RapePillageAndBurn brutalized]] as a "stand with us or else" message.
30th Aug '16 3:24:16 PM Orome
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* In ''Film/TheYoungMessiah'', the Romans routinely crucify rebellious Jews by the side of the road, for everyone to see, and it's implied that they are not above punishing completely innocent people to keep them all submissive.
10th Aug '16 9:00:20 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Deryni}} novel ''Camber of Culdi'' a tyrannical Deryni lord is murdered and dismembered, with his body parts left in various places. Fifty peasants are taken hostage and all but one executed when the killer(s) fail to turn themselves in.

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* In the {{Deryni}} Literature/{{Deryni}} novel ''Camber of Culdi'' a tyrannical Deryni lord is murdered and dismembered, with his body parts left in various places. Fifty peasants are taken hostage and all but one executed when the killer(s) fail to turn themselves in.
19th Jul '16 1:22:27 PM ironballs16
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* Similarly, the practice of hiring "scabs" to replace Union workers on strike in the US was frowned upon for a few decades, until UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan used this trope against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_Air_Traffic_Controllers_Organization_(1968)#August_1981_strike the Air Traffic Controllers union in 1981]] by invoking [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Management_Relations_Act_of_1947 the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947]]. Once he'd broken the back of that Union (summarily firing over 10,000 workers who'd refused to resume work), it became a much more common practice for companies to avoid giving in to the various labor unions.

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* Similarly, the practice of hiring "scabs" to replace Union workers on strike in the US was frowned upon for a few decades, until UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan used this trope against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_Air_Traffic_Controllers_Organization_(1968)#August_1981_strike the Air Traffic Controllers union in 1981]] by invoking [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Management_Relations_Act_of_1947 the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947]]. Once he'd broken the back of that Union (summarily firing over 10,000 workers who'd refused to resume work), it became a much more common practice for companies to avoid giving in to the various labor unions.
19th Jul '16 1:21:52 PM ironballs16
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* Similarly, the practice of hiring "scabs" to replace Union workers on strike in the US was frowned upon for a few decades, until UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan used this trope against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_Air_Traffic_Controllers_Organization_(1968)#August_1981_strike the Air Traffic Controllers union in 1981]] by invoking [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Management_Relations_Act_of_1947 the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947]]. Once he'd broken the back of that Union (summarily firing over 10,000 workers who'd refused to resume work), it became a much more common practice for companies to avoid giving in to the various labor unions.
13th Jun '16 7:35:53 AM Kakai
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* In ''Film/WarCraft2016'', this is how Gul'dan controls the Horde when it starts to lose respect for him.
** When some orcs try to abandon him after he [[spoiler:wins with Durotan by cheating]], he vaporizes them on spot.
** Several members of the Frostwolf Clan are [[spoiler:slaughtered and crucified]] to show what happens when you defy Gul'dan.
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.
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