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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.
3rd Jan '17 10:46:12 PM 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.

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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 whopping $88 million]], you can't help but think that this trope is invoked.
* [[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.]]
26th Dec '16 12:36:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': During the final arc that sees the Federation invade the Dominion stronhold on Cardassia, the Cardassian resistance (led by Kira and Damar) is becoming an irritating bother for the occupiers when Weyoun suggests to the Founder the idea of leveling a city of a million people to show the Cardassians what happens to anyone who betrays the Dominion. This has the exact opposite effect when almost the entire Cardassian fleet defects to the Federation-Klingon-Romulan forces.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': During the final arc that sees the Federation invade the Dominion stronhold stronghold on Cardassia, Cardassia Prime, the Cardassian resistance (led by Kira Kira, Garak, and Damar) is becoming an irritating bother for the occupiers when Weyoun suggests to the Founder Female Changeling the idea of leveling a city of a million people to show the Cardassians what happens to anyone who betrays the Dominion. This has the exact opposite effect when almost the entire Cardassian fleet defects to the Federation-Klingon-Romulan forces.
26th Dec '16 12:13:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': During the final arc that sees the Federation invade the Dominion stronhold on Cardassia, the Cardassian resistance (led by Kira and Damar) is becoming an irritating bother for the occupiers when Weyoun suggests to the Founder the idea of leveling a city of a million people to show the Cardassians what happens to anyone who betrays the Dominion. This has the exact opposite effect when almost the entire Cardassian fleet defects to the Federation-Klingon-Romulan forces.




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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': In season 2 when the Nazis prepare to invade the Japanese Empire, Obergruppenfuehrer John Smith's post is reinforced by SS troops from Germany to deal with the mounting resistance movement on the east coast. His new subordinate Gruppenfuehrer Keller advises to raze a town of 80,000 people where resistance activity is highest. Smith says he'll take him up on his suggestion, then immediately countermands the order when Keller leaves the room.
25th Dec '16 3:50:02 PM Morgenthaler
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This is for when the benefit of what you do to someone isn't so much in and of itself as about the message it sends to others, about what could happen to them. As is implied from this, what happened needs to be known in order for it to work. While the most common "example" is [[PublicExecution death]], GenreSavvy punishment forces realize [[DontCreateAMartyr this can backfire]], and will go for the FateWorseThanDeath.

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This is for when the benefit of what you do to someone isn't so much in and of itself as about the message it sends to others, about what could happen to them. As is implied from this, what happened needs to be known in order for it to work. While the most common "example" is [[PublicExecution death]], GenreSavvy more cunning punishment forces realize [[DontCreateAMartyr this can backfire]], and will go for the FateWorseThanDeath.
20th Dec '16 8:49:43 AM Morgenthaler
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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.
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