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14th Jun '17 12:48:10 PM EDP
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* At his debut in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Happosai calls out Genma and Soun for failing to do this to him when they decided to get rid of him. Considering that, after getting him so drunk he passed out, Genma and Soun had sealed him up in a barrel, chained it up, hurled it into a cave, tossed a sizable bundle of lit dynamite inside with him, then closed up the cave with a massive boulder wrapped in a [[ZigzagPaperTassel shimenawa]] before it exploded, their oversight may be excusable as them not realizing Happosai was THAT tough.
11th Jun '17 12:21:51 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Film/TheMatrix'': Having just shot Neo, Agent Smith orders another Agent to check him. The other Agent checks his pulse, confirms he's "gone"...and then Neo comes back to life anyway.



** At the end of [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 the first game]], Shepard orders this on [[spoiler: Saren]] after the latter [[spoiler: either falls in battle with your squad or commits suicide.]] Depending on what companion does it they'll interpret it as either "scan his vitals" or "put a bullet in him". [[spoiler: Subverted when Sovereign reanimates Saren's corpse as a husk, even after one of your party members plugs him in the head one more time.]]

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** At the end of [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 the first game]], Shepard orders this on [[spoiler: Saren]] after the latter [[spoiler: either falls in battle with your squad or commits suicide.]] Depending on what companion does it it, they'll interpret it as either "scan his vitals" or "put a bullet in him". [[spoiler: Subverted when Sovereign reanimates Saren's corpse as a husk, even after one of your party members plugs him in the head one more time.]]
28th Mar '17 10:31:02 AM TheWanderer
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* Although the exact details are disputed, there was a famous confrontation between Robert the Bruce (future King Robert I of Scotland) and his rival John Comyn, who at that point were the only two realistic choices for the throne of Scotland. The two had chosen to meet at a church, in the assumption that it would be truce ground and there could be no outbreak of violence, but nonetheless things got violent between them and Robert stabbed Comyn. Robert then left the church, reportedly saying, perhaps in a MyGodWhatHaveIDone mode, "I'm afraid I have killed Comyn!" His ally and distant cousin, Roger de Kirkpatrick, replied "I'll make sure" and went into the church, and when he found Comyn wounded but alive, Kirkpatrick finished the job. When Robert was crowned weeks afterward, he granted titles and lands to Kirkpatrick, who chose "I make sure" as his [[FactionMotto family motto]].

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* Although the exact details are disputed, there was a famous confrontation between Robert the Bruce (future King Robert I of Scotland) and his rival John Comyn, who at that point were the only two realistic choices for the throne of Scotland. The two had chosen to meet at a church, in the assumption that it would be truce ground and there could be no outbreak of violence, but nonetheless things got violent between them and Robert stabbed Comyn. Robert then left the church, reportedly saying, perhaps in a MyGodWhatHaveIDone mode, "I'm afraid I have killed Comyn!" His ally and distant cousin, Roger de Kirkpatrick, replied "I'll make sure" and went into the church, and when where he found Comyn wounded but alive, alive. Kirkpatrick promptly finished the job. When Robert was crowned weeks afterward, he granted titles and lands to Kirkpatrick, who chose "I make sure" as his [[FactionMotto family motto]].
5th Mar '17 1:20:45 PM nighttrainfm
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Shepard orders this on [[spoiler: Saren]] after the latter [[spoiler: either falls in battle with your squad or commits suicide]]. Depending on what companion does it they'll interpret it as either "scan his vitals" or "put a bullet in him". [[spoiler: Subverted when Sovereign reanimates Saren's corpse as a husk, even after one of your party members plugs him in the head one more time.]]

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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At the end of ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 the first game]], Shepard orders this on [[spoiler: Saren]] after the latter [[spoiler: either falls in battle with your squad or commits suicide]]. suicide.]] Depending on what companion does it they'll interpret it as either "scan his vitals" or "put a bullet in him". [[spoiler: Subverted when Sovereign reanimates Saren's corpse as a husk, even after one of your party members plugs him in the head one more time.]]
** Harbinger in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' takes it to the next level: [[spoiler:even after killing and confirming the death of Commander Shepard in the opening sequence, Harbinger attempts to acquire the Commander's body just in case. It fails, and Shepard is resurrected by Cerberus. In hindsight, Harbinger probably knew that resurrection was possible, and wanted to get the body to ensure it wouldn't happen.
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** Harbinger in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' takes it to the next level: [[spoiler:even after killing and confirming the death of Commander Shepard in the opening sequence, Harbinger attempts to acquire the Commander's body just in case. It fails, and Shepard is resurrected by Cerberus. In hindsight, Harbinger probably knew that resurrection was possible, and wanted to get the body to ensure it wouldn't happen.]]
27th Feb '17 2:10:00 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'':
**When Eric fights Tahart Ligo during ''Literature/AMagesPower'', his first target is Tahart's jugular vein. Then Eric stabs him several more times because orcs have "the tenacity of monsters" and Eric can't risk him recovering.
**During ''Literature/LoomingShadow'', Eric again stays behind to make sure that Mr.15 is truly dead. His teammates were unable to find Mr.15's body because Eric vaporized it.
**It happens again in ''ManaMutationMenace'', where Eric must exert himself to overcome Gruffle's HealingFactor.
-->'''Eric''': ''Recover from ''that'', troll.''
14th Feb '17 12:37:53 PM EDP
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* Ryo Saeba from ''Manga/CityHunter'' often engages in this, especially with those who have been dosed with [[PsychoSerum Angel Dust]] (as even after a lethal wound they ''will'' ignore all pain and come back for more until they've bled out unless they're completely incapacitated-or killed instantly), and when he starts teaching how to shoot to Kaori one of the first lessons is the Mozambique Drill-two shots in the center of the mass and then a headshot.
22nd Jan '17 12:56:49 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Shepard orders this on [[spoiler: Saren]] after the latter [[spoiler: either falls in battle with your squad or commits suicide]]. [[spoiler: Subverted when Sovereign reanimates Saren's corpse as a husk, even after one of your party members plugs him in the head one more time.]]

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Shepard orders this on [[spoiler: Saren]] after the latter [[spoiler: either falls in battle with your squad or commits suicide]]. Depending on what companion does it they'll interpret it as either "scan his vitals" or "put a bullet in him". [[spoiler: Subverted when Sovereign reanimates Saren's corpse as a husk, even after one of your party members plugs him in the head one more time.]]
5th Jan '17 2:28:34 PM EDP
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* ComicBook/TexWiller has the habit to ''try'' this with Mefisto and Yama, but circumstances prevent Tex and his pards from finding the body even the one time Mefisto actually died (and, to be fair, he had survived the ''explosion of his fortress''. What killed him was a horde of hungry rats).
1st Jan '17 9:16:06 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', the first thing Megatron does when he gets his new Earth-mode body is to perform a CurbStompBattle on the Autobots. The second thing he does, is to kill Starscream for [[TheStarscream betraying him]]. ''However'' Starscream returns and when Megatron puts him down this time, orders confirmation and Lugnut finds that his Spark has been extinguished, thus he is actually technically dead. ''Also however'' though, is that Starscream returns to life again, discovering that whilst he ''should'' be dead, a piece of The [=AllSpark=] had become lodged in his forehead, effectively [[ImmortalityInducer making him immortal]] for as long as it remains there. Thus he's free to attempt more attacks against Megatron. Not that Megatron seems to mind having more opportunities to kill Starscream mind you.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', the first thing Megatron does when he gets his new Earth-mode body is to perform a CurbStompBattle on the Autobots. The second thing he does, does is to kill Starscream for [[TheStarscream betraying him]]. ''However'' Starscream returns and when Megatron puts him down this time, he orders confirmation and confirmation. Lugnut finds that his Spark has been extinguished, thus he is actually technically dead. ''Also however'' though, is that ''Except'' Starscream returns to life again, discovering that whilst he ''should'' be dead, a piece of The the [=AllSpark=] had become lodged in his forehead, effectively [[ImmortalityInducer making him immortal]] for as long as it remains there. Thus he's free to attempt more attacks against Megatron. Not that Megatron seems to mind having more opportunities to kill Starscream mind you.
4th Dec '16 9:59:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* This trope is invoked retroactively to make ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' antagonist Teatime's introduction even more creepy and {{Badass}}. Summed up in this exchange from the TV movie:

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* This trope is invoked retroactively to make ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' antagonist Teatime's introduction even more creepy and {{Badass}}.badass. Summed up in this exchange from the TV movie:
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