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31st Jan '18 2:18:40 PM FoxBluereaver
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* {{Defied}} in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' during the Butterfree Interlude sidestory. [[spoiler: After he finds out that the Pink Butterfree found herself a different mate, he has a chance to kill his "rival" and say that a Fearow did it. He ultimately can't bring himself to do it.]]
30th Jan '18 6:19:34 PM KibaDoku
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* Narrowly [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]''. Germany and Japan would have fought each other to the death if Italy had not intervened.
26th Jan '18 10:43:37 AM ThatOneChick
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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' has a... weird example. The one whose affections the murder is occurring over is [[spoiler:a computer program named Alter Ego]].

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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' has a... weird example. The one whose affections the murder is occurring over is [[spoiler:a computer program named Alter Ego]]. Downplayed, however, in that [[spoiler:Alter Ego was not the only motive for the murder in question, and was only one of the many "motives" [[ConsummateLiar Celes]] gave to slander the victim and drive the murderer to join her plot]].
3rd Dec '17 7:46:07 AM wuggles
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** Additionally, [[spoiler: Rochefort's ultimate plan is to kill the king and rule France with the queen at his side.]]
29th Nov '17 1:09:50 PM Dravencour
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* Choosing to MurderTheHypotenuse -- [[CainAndAbel his own brother]], no less -- is what made Strahd von Zarovich into TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'s first darklord.

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* Choosing to MurderTheHypotenuse -- [[CainAndAbel his own brother]], no less -- is what made In probably the definitive [[MoralEventHorizon Act of Ultimate Darkness]] from ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'', Count Strahd von Von Zarovich into TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'s murdered his brother Sergei, who was set to marry Tatyana, the woman both men loved, on their wedding day, making him the setting's first darklord.and most definitive Darklord.



* In ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', Judge Turpin fancies Benjamin Barker's wife, and has him convicted of a crime he didn't commit and shipped off to Australia to get him out of the way. However, as in ''The Crooked Man'' example above, he escapes from prison and returns to get his revenge on the judge.
** Arguably, Mrs. Lovett, with Sweeney and [[spoiler:Lucy]]. [[spoiler:She doesn't really do anything to Lucy, but still she lies and claims she's dead, just so she can have Sweeney all to herself.]]

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* In ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', Judge Turpin fancies Benjamin Barker's wife, and has him convicted of a crime he didn't commit and shipped off to Australia just to get him out of the way. However, as in ''The Crooked Man'' example above, he escapes from prison and returns to get his revenge on the judge.
** Arguably, Mrs. Lovett, with Sweeney and [[spoiler:Lucy]]. [[spoiler:She doesn't really do anything to Lucy, but still still, she lies and claims leads him to believe she's dead, just so she can have Sweeney all to herself.]]
31st Oct '17 10:15:32 AM nighttrainfm
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* Subverted in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'': Shayera Hol (Hawkgirl) and Mari (Vixen) are caught in a LoveTriangle with Franchise/GreenLantern John Stewart. He is currently with Mari, but he ''was'' with Shayera and everybody is aware that there are still [[{{UST}} unresolved feelings]] between the two of them. When Hawkgirl and Vixen are on a mission together ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg with Vigilante]]) they are caught in a trap and hunted down by Thanagarians who want to execute Hawkgirl for war crimes. When Vixen is captured she immediately strikes a deal with the Thanagarians -- spare her and she will deliver Hawkgirl to them. She even goes so far as to cite the LoveTriangle as the reason she will betray her superior so quickly. However, she does not go through with it, [[FakeDefector nor did she ever plan to]]; once the Thanagarians let their guard down and bring her to their aircraft she hijacks the ship so she can get herself ''and'' Hawkgirl out of there safely. Later episodes play the trope for laughs as Shayera and Mari [[CharacterDevelopment begin to become close friends]], as Shayera comments that she is trying to learn proper Earth protocol for these situations and thusly can not just poison Mari's water like she would on Thanagar.
** The relationship eventually evolves into a quadrilateral by introducing Carter "Hawkman" Hall as a rival for Shayera's affection and the story wastes no time in getting to hypotenuse murdering: in Hawkman's second appearance, a physical manifestation of his dark side kidnaps John Stewart and orders Hawkman to kill him. Hawkman, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness being a hero]], does not comply. In fact, the events of the episode cause him to stop pursuing Shayera romantically as he realizes that [[BecauseDestinySaysSo she and John Stewart are literally destined to end up together]], [[ScrewDestiny despite what John Stewart says]].

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* Subverted in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'': Shayera Hol (Hawkgirl) and Mari (Vixen) are caught in a LoveTriangle with Franchise/GreenLantern John Stewart. He is currently with Mari, but he ''was'' with Shayera and everybody is aware that there are still [[{{UST}} unresolved feelings]] between the two of them. When Hawkgirl and Vixen are on a mission together ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg with Vigilante]]) they are caught in a trap and hunted down by Thanagarians who want to execute Hawkgirl for war crimes. When Vixen is captured she immediately strikes a deal with the Thanagarians -- spare her and she will deliver Hawkgirl to them. She even goes so far as to cite the LoveTriangle as the reason she will betray her superior so quickly. However, she does not go through with it, [[FakeDefector nor did she ever plan to]]; once the Thanagarians let their guard down and bring her to their aircraft she hijacks the ship so she can get herself ''and'' Hawkgirl out of there safely. Later episodes play the trope for laughs as Shayera and Mari [[CharacterDevelopment begin to become close friends]], as Shayera comments that she is trying to learn proper Earth protocol for these situations and thusly can not just poison Mari's water like she would on Thanagar.
** The relationship eventually evolves into a quadrilateral by introducing Carter "Hawkman" Hall as a rival for Shayera's affection and the story wastes no time in getting to hypotenuse murdering: in Hawkman's second appearance, a physical manifestation of his dark side kidnaps John Stewart and orders Hawkman to kill him. Hawkman, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness being a hero]], does not comply. In fact, the events of the episode cause him to stop pursuing Shayera romantically as he realizes that [[BecauseDestinySaysSo she and John Stewart are literally destined to end up together]], [[ScrewDestiny despite what John Stewart says]].
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** In "Starcrossed", Hro Talak insists on fighting Green Lantern / John Stewart [[LeaveHimToMe one-on-one]] so he can personally kill the man he views as having "taken" Shayera Hol (Hawkgirl) from him. In reality, Shayera dumping him had more to do with Talak's willingness to commit war crimes against Earth.
** Subverted in "Hunter's Moon": Shayera and Mari (Vixen) are caught in a LoveTriangle with John. He is currently with Mari, but he ''was'' with Shayera and everybody is aware that there are still [[{{UST}} unresolved feelings]] between the two of them. When Hawkgirl and Vixen are on a mission together ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg with Vigilante]]) they are caught in a trap and hunted down by Thanagarians who want to execute Hawkgirl for war crimes. When Vixen is captured she immediately strikes a deal with the Thanagarians -- spare her and she will deliver Hawkgirl to them. She even goes so far as to cite the LoveTriangle as the reason she will betray her superior so quickly. However, she does not go through with it, [[FakeDefector nor did she ever plan to]]; once the Thanagarians let their guard down and bring her to their aircraft she hijacks the ship so she can get herself ''and'' Hawkgirl out of there safely. Later episodes play the trope for laughs as Shayera and Mari [[CharacterDevelopment begin to become close friends]], as Shayera comments that she is trying to learn proper Earth protocol for these situations and thusly can not just poison Mari's water like she would on Thanagar.
** The relationship eventually evolves into a quadrilateral by introducing Carter "Hawkman" Hall as a rival for Shayera's affection and the story wastes no time in getting to hypotenuse murdering: in Hawkman's second appearance, a physical manifestation of his dark side kidnaps John Stewart and orders Hawkman to kill him. Hawkman, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness being a hero]], does not comply. In fact, the events of the episode cause him to stop pursuing Shayera romantically as he realizes that [[BecauseDestinySaysSo she and John Stewart are literally destined to end up together]], [[ScrewDestiny despite what John Stewart says]].
28th Oct '17 12:33:05 PM OlmoJV
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* Upon returning to Gongmen City after thirty years of banishment in ''FanFic/TheVow'', one of [[WesternANimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen's]] first lines of business is killing off [[UpperClassTwit Lord Juan]] who's engaged to Lianne.

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* Upon returning to Gongmen City after thirty years of banishment in ''FanFic/TheVow'', ''Fanfic/TheVow'', one of [[WesternANimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen's]] first lines of business is killing off [[UpperClassTwit Lord Juan]] who's engaged to Lianne.
21st Oct '17 8:29:13 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Fanfic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', [[Manga/SailorMoon Queen Beryl]] tries to kill [[LyricalNanoha Nanoha]], who in this continuity is the reincarnation of Princess Serenity and her rival for Prince Endymion's affection. However, it's possible that Nanoha may not even be a hypotenuse, as WordOfGod has it that she does not necessarily have to fall in love with Mamoru despite them both being in love in a past life, and one omake [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny has Nanoha ending the war by declaring that she loves Fate instead]].]]

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* In ''Fanfic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', [[Manga/SailorMoon Queen Beryl]] tries to kill [[LyricalNanoha [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha]], who in this continuity is the reincarnation of Princess Serenity and her rival for Prince Endymion's affection. However, it's possible that Nanoha may not even be a hypotenuse, as WordOfGod has it that she does not necessarily have to fall in love with Mamoru despite them both being in love in a past life, and one omake [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny has Nanoha ending the war by declaring that she loves Fate instead]].]]
21st Oct '17 1:02:44 PM Lemia
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* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' has a meta variant: [[spoiler:Monika deletes the other girls' character files from the game after her attempts to get you to hate the other girls and spend more time with her all fail.]]
8th Oct '17 7:43:25 AM VicGeorge2011
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* The story of King David and Bathsheba in Literature/TheBible (2 Samuel 10-12), where the king [[TheUriahGambit sends a general named Uriah on a suicide mission]] because he fancies Uriah's wife, makes this OlderThanFeudalism.

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* The story of King David and Bathsheba in Literature/TheBible (2 Samuel 10-12), where the king [[TheUriahGambit sends a general named Uriah on a suicide mission]] because he fancies Uriah's wife, wife (to the point of actually sleeping with her in the actual Bible accounts; the {{Bowdlerized}} versions never mention that), makes this OlderThanFeudalism.
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