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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:
18th Oct '16 4:39:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''FreemansMind'', Gordon has explicitly stated he doesn't need to make confirmation kills. Apparently he's not at that stage of his life just yet.

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* In ''FreemansMind'', ''Machinima/FreemansMind'', Gordon has explicitly stated he doesn't need to make confirmation kills. Apparently he's not at that stage of his life just yet.
28th Sep '16 2:06:13 PM FredMSloniker
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* Possible, but a bad idea, in ''VideoGame/{{Allegiance}}.'' Players whose ships are destroyed wind up in EscapePods, limping their way back to base to get a new ship and rejoin the action. The enemy ''can'' shoot the escape pod... but that just respawns the player at the base immediately.

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* Possible, but a bad idea, in ''VideoGame/{{Allegiance}}.'' Players whose ships are destroyed wind up in EscapePods, [[EscapePod escape pods]], limping their way back to base to get a new ship and rejoin the action. The enemy ''can'' shoot the escape pod... but that just respawns the player at the base immediately.
28th Sep '16 2:05:25 PM FredMSloniker
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* Possible, but a bad idea, in ''VideoGame/{{Allegiance}}.'' Players whose ships are destroyed wind up in EscapePods, limping their way back to base to get a new ship and rejoin the action. The enemy ''can'' shoot the escape pod... but that just respawns the player at the base immediately.
19th Aug '16 4:22:04 AM Nintendoman01
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "The Worst Stan," to prevent Principal Lewis' "prison wife" Tracy from interfering with Lewis' upcoming wedding, Stan goes all out with this trope: in this order, he shoots Tracy four times, throws him off a cliff, runs him over in his [=SUV=] ''six'' times, and finally feeds the body to an alligator, which he proceeds to gun down and have made into boots, a belt, a handbag, and a tie. Much to his shock, when he gets back to Lewis' house, he finds Tracy alive and well:
-->'''Stan''': But I killed you!\\
'''Tracy''': [[HandWave You can't kill this love]].
2nd Aug '16 4:43:04 PM ThatBitterTase
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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' addon Dead Money, the main enemies are the Ghost people, who get back up each time you down them... Until you cripple one of their limbs. You heard it, keep bashing them after they fall. That's the only way to really kill them.

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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' addon Dead Money, the main enemies are the Ghost people, who get back up each time you down them... Until you cripple one of their limbs. You heard it, keep bashing There are alternatives, yes (Dog can teach you a Perk that kills them after they fall. That's for good, and the only Bloody Mess Perk will off them permanently if it triggers), but the easy way is to really kill them.smack one of their limbs with a knife until it pops.
30th Jul '16 1:33:10 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* In issue #6 of the MAX Punisher series, the titular antihero finds himself fighting a mafia hitman who just seems to soak up everything he throws at him. Even after Frank gives the man a brutal beat down and throws him out the window of a seven-story building, impaling him on a wrought iron fence, the mafioso pursues Frank (with a piece of the fence still inside him as he walks). Only after Frank blows the man's head off with a shotgun blast does he finally go down for the count.

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* In issue #6 of the MAX Punisher series, ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'', the titular antihero finds himself fighting a mafia hitman who just seems to soak up everything he throws at him. Even after Frank gives the man a brutal beat down and throws him out the window of a seven-story building, impaling him on a wrought iron fence, the mafioso pursues Frank (with a piece of the fence still inside him as he walks). Only after Frank blows the man's head off with a shotgun blast does he finally go down for the count.



* 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.]]
** In the multiplayer of ''Mass Effect 3'', the enemies get in on the action. Losing all your health only knocks you down, where you can be revived by an ally or by using medi-gel before bleeding out. However, any nearby first-tier enemies (Cerberus Troopers, Geth Troopers, and Cannibals), if left alone, will execute downed players, killing them off for the rest of the wave.
** Harbinger in ''Mass Effect 2'' 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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* At the end of ''Videogame/MassEffect1'', ''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.]]
** In the multiplayer of ''Mass Effect 3'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', the enemies get in on the action. Losing all your health only knocks you down, where you can be revived by an ally or by using medi-gel before bleeding out. However, any nearby first-tier enemies (Cerberus Troopers, Geth Troopers, and Cannibals), if left alone, will execute downed players, killing them off for the rest of the wave.
** Harbinger in ''Mass Effect 2'' ''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.]]
23rd Jul '16 1:25:23 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''ComicBook/BatmanTheCult'', [[DarkMessiah Deacon Joseph Blackfire]], the main villain, has a totem in his likeness that in hallucinations appears far taller than it is. However, after Blackfire dies, Batman is {{genre savvy}} enough not to take the chance of it being mystical, and proceeds to douse the thing in gasoline and set fire to it to keep the Deacon dead. [[spoiler: [[ComicBook/BatmanEternal He came back]], but [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} a reboot]] happened between events.]]

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* ''ComicBook/BatmanTheCult'', [[DarkMessiah Deacon Joseph Blackfire]], the main villain, has a totem in his likeness that in hallucinations appears far taller than it is. However, after Blackfire dies, Batman is {{genre savvy}} enough does not to take the chance of it being mystical, and proceeds to douse the thing in gasoline and set fire to it to keep the Deacon dead. [[spoiler: [[ComicBook/BatmanEternal He came back]], but [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} a reboot]] happened between events.]]



* In ''Film/JeepersCreepers'', when Trish and Darry are confronted on the highway Trish runs The Creeper over. When Dary asks is Trish thinks she's really dead, Trish shows her DangerouslyGenreSavvy nature and proceeds to run him over not twice but five times. Unfortunately, it got better.

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* In ''Film/JeepersCreepers'', when Trish and Darry are confronted on the highway Trish runs The Creeper over. When Dary asks is Trish thinks she's really dead, Trish shows her DangerouslyGenreSavvy nature and then proceeds to run him over not twice but five times. Unfortunately, it got better.



* Any GenreSavvy character (or at least one who's been around long enough) in ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' will eventually act in line with this trope, as in Deadlands, literally *anyone* can potentially rise up from the dead. [[spoiler: It's even part of the game mechanics for the player characters.]]

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* Any GenreSavvy experienced character (or at least one who's been around long enough) in ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' will eventually act in line with this trope, as in Deadlands, literally *anyone* can potentially rise up from the dead. [[spoiler: It's even part of the game mechanics for the player characters.]]



** Harbinger in ''Mass Effect 2'' is DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to take 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 ''Mass Effect 2'' is DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to take 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.]]
22nd Jul '16 7:33:25 AM Morgenthaler
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One of many calling cards for the DangerouslyGenreSavvy. Justified version of DesecratingTheDead; related to ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill and RasputinianDeath (if it's only the subsequent attempts that work). Failure to do this causes a response similar to WhyDontYaJustShootHim (in this case, ''Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him Again?''). The DoubleTap to the head is a common method of ensuring someone is really dead.

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One of many calling cards for the DangerouslyGenreSavvy.NoNonsenseNemesis. Justified version of DesecratingTheDead; related to ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill and RasputinianDeath (if it's only the subsequent attempts that work). Failure to do this causes a response similar to WhyDontYaJustShootHim (in this case, ''Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him Again?''). The DoubleTap to the head is a common method of ensuring someone is really dead.
3rd Jul '16 3:32:06 AM Nintendoman01
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* Future Trunks' killing of Mecha-Frieza in ''Manga/DragonBallZ''; in this order, he [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe slices Frieza vertically in half with his sword]], slices those two halves into little pieces, and then blasts those pieces into ash with a point-blank ki blast. While it may seem like ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill, when one considers the fact that Frieza had previously survived a brutal beatdown from Goku along with being sliced in half [[HoistByHisOwnPetard by his own energy disc]] and being ''on'' Planet Namek when it exploded...

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** After his first battle with Goku, during which he beats Goku into the ground with ease, King Piccolo makes sure to check Goku's pulse before he leaves, discovering that Goku's heart has indeed stopped. Of course, he never anticipated that [[NotQuiteDead Goku's heart would restart itself shortly after he left]].
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Future Trunks' killing of Mecha-Frieza in ''Manga/DragonBallZ''; Mecha-Frieza; in this order, he [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe slices Frieza vertically in half with his sword]], slices those two halves into little pieces, and then blasts those pieces into ash with a point-blank ki Ki blast. While it may seem like ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill, when one considers Considering the fact that Frieza had previously survived a brutal beatdown from Goku along with Goku, being sliced in half by his [[HoistByHisOwnPetard by his own energy disc]] disc]], and being ''on'' Planet Namek when it exploded...[[EarthShatteringKaboom exploded]], as well the fact that when he's revived in ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection 'F']]'' with his body still in pieces, he's still alive and fully conscious, all of Trunks' measures seemed absolutely necessary to ensure Frieza wouldn't be coming back.
** After blowing Super Buu to pieces with his [[SignatureMove Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack]], Gotenks, along with Piccolo, attempt to prevent him from [[FromASingleCell regenerating]] by burning said pieces to ash with Ki blasts. Unfortunately, this ''still'' isn't enough, and Buu regenerates from the atoms.
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