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23rd Aug '16 1:46:18 PM ChaoticNovelist
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[[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct What will pretty much always subvert this trope is traveling back in time to kill Hitler.]]

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[[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct What will pretty much always subvert this trope is traveling back in time to kill Hitler.]]



** ...People who consult [[PsychoForHire Jim Moriarty]] tend to get this kind of solution. It takes a very ''special'' mind to solve a terminally ill man's inability to provide for his estranged family after he is gone by paying the man to commit random murders. He also [[HannibalLecture almost goads Sherlock to kill himself.]] [[GoodIsNotSoft John stops that from happening, which proves this gentle soul is-well, not quite as gentle if you piss him off by threatening his friend's life.]]
** In the finale of Series 3, [[spoiler:Sherlock himself]] takes this option when it's revealed that [[spoiler:Magnussen's blackmail material is all kept safe inside the man's brain, where it can't be stolen]]. It doesn't help that he ''knew'' [[LivingEmotionalCrutch John was a pressure point for Sherlock.]] So [[spoiler:he shoots him in the head]]. [[WhatAnIdiot It screws things up for him. Way to go, genius.]]

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** ...People who consult [[PsychoForHire Jim Moriarty]] tend to get this kind of solution. It takes a very ''special'' mind to solve a terminally ill man's inability to provide for his estranged family after he is gone by paying the man to commit random murders. He also [[HannibalLecture [[DrivenToSuicide almost goads Sherlock to kill himself.]] [[GoodIsNotSoft John stops that from happening, which proves this gentle soul is-well, is not quite as gentle if you piss him off by threatening his friend's life.]]
** In the finale of Series 3, [[spoiler:Sherlock himself]] takes this option when it's revealed that [[spoiler:Magnussen's blackmail material is all kept safe inside the man's brain, where it can't be stolen]]. It doesn't help helps that he ''knew'' [[LivingEmotionalCrutch John was a pressure point for Sherlock.]] So [[spoiler:he shoots him in the head]]. [[WhatAnIdiot It screws things up for him. Way to go, genius.]]him.
8th Jul '16 8:44:08 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'':
** Upon their resurrection in Act III, upon finding out that Kokoa was the one who turned Tsukune into a ghoul and thus indirectly responsible for their deaths, Astreal is quick to hold a grudge against Kokoa to the extent that she outright tries to shoot Kokoa dead ''right in front of everybody'' on multiple occasions; in Act III chapter 10 alone, she tries to do so three times in rapid succession, and is admonished by it by both Ruby and Apoch each time. In Act III chapter 12, when Apoch tries to talk the [[DemonicPossession ghoul-infected]] Kokoa down, Astreal promptly jumps right to the notion of killing her; fortunately, it doesn't come to that.
** In Act III chapter 12, when the ghoul-infected Kokoa is about to tear off Tsukune's Holy Lock, Felucia instantly insists that they have to kill Kokoa before it's too late; Mizore stops her by pointing out that Dark is trying to stop Kokoa non-lethally, and if it really came down to that, Dark would have already killed either Kokoa or Tsukune.
24th Jun '16 5:32:50 PM StFan
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** As is SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, during the few X-Men strategy meetings he's been allowed into. Also, during most romantic comedies.
-->'''Deadpool:''' I don't get it, if he loves her, but she loves him, why doesn't he just shoot him in the [[SymbolSwearing %^&*#ing]] face and settle the debate?

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** As is SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}, during the few X-Men strategy meetings he's been allowed into. Also, during most romantic comedies.
-->'''Deadpool:''' --->'''Deadpool:''' I don't get it, if he loves her, but she loves him, why doesn't he just shoot him in the [[SymbolSwearing %^&*#ing]] face and settle the debate?



-->'''Psylocke:''' I dare not attempt another mindwipe but, as well, we dare not leave him loose where the Marauders can get at him.\\

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-->'''Psylocke:''' --->'''Psylocke:''' I dare not attempt another mindwipe but, as well, we dare not leave him loose where the Marauders can get at him.\\



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* In ''FanFic/SaviorOfDemons'', Piccolo seems to [[TheNeedsOfTheMany think killing a currently defenseless Frieza]] is a better idea than waiting for him to regain his strength and kill Gohan and the others.

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* In ''FanFic/SaviorOfDemons'', ''Fanfic/SaviorOfDemons'', Piccolo seems to [[TheNeedsOfTheMany think killing a currently defenseless Frieza]] is a better idea than waiting for him to regain his strength and kill Gohan and the others.



* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':






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* There's a "test" that's passed around on the Internet, which goes something like this:
-->A girl is at her mother's funeral and meets a guy. They hit it off and then he has to leave. A week later, the girl kills her sister. Why?
** The answer? [[spoiler:She was hoping that the guy would appear at the funeral.]] Supposedly, if you get the right answer, it proves you are a sociopath. Like most Internet tests, it does not really prove much of anything.
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* From Shakespeare's Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing:
-->'''Benedick:''' Come, bid me do anything for thee.
-->'''Beatrice:''' Kill Claudio.
-->'''Benedick:''' Ha! Not for the wide world.

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* From Shakespeare's Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing:
''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'':
-->'''Benedick:''' Come, bid me do anything for thee.
-->'''Beatrice:'''
thee.\\
'''Beatrice:'''
Kill Claudio.
-->'''Benedick:'''
Claudio.\\
'''Benedick:'''
Ha! Not for the wide world.


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* There's a "test" that's passed around on the Internet, which goes something like this: "A girl is at her mother's funeral and meets a guy. They hit it off and then he has to leave. A week later, the girl kills her sister. Why?" The answer? [[spoiler:She was hoping that the guy would appear at the funeral.]] Supposedly, if you get the right answer, it proves you are a sociopath. Like most Internet tests, it does not really prove much of anything.
24th Jun '16 5:30:06 PM StFan
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(''everyone attacks each other'')

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(''everyone ''[everyone attacks each other'')other]''



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* In ''VideoGame/{{Rabi-Ribi}}'', nearly ''every'' major character is introduced this way; they mistake Erina for someone hostile for some stupid reason and, despite Erina's and Ribbon's (one she's joined Erina) attempts to explain themselves, the character in question forces them to fight. Most of them make friends with Erina upon being defeated.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Rabi-Ribi}}'', ''VideoGame/RabiRibi'', nearly ''every'' major character is introduced this way; they mistake Erina for someone hostile for some stupid reason and, despite Erina's and Ribbon's (one she's joined Erina) attempts to explain themselves, the character in question forces them to fight. Most of them make friends with Erina upon being defeated.



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* "Ordinarily I would just drown my sorrows in video games, but for this, maybe I should drown them in... drowning ''them''." -- '''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]]'''
** Uh, maybe let's not kill anybody. We should just try and ruin [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/datenite.html their date]].
*** Explain to me how drowning them wouldn't ruin their date.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': "Ordinarily I would just drown my sorrows in video games, but for this, maybe I should drown them in... drowning ''them''." -- '''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]]'''
** Uh, maybe let's not kill anybody. We should just try and ruin [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/datenite.html their date]].
*** Explain to
'''Strong Bad'''
* ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' has Gordon's variation on the "twice fooled" saying:
-->''Fool
me how drowning them wouldn't ruin their date.once, shame on you. Fool me twice, '''everyone dies!'''



-->'''Belkar:''' When in doubt, set something on fire!

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-->'''Belkar:''' --->'''Belkar:''' When in doubt, set something on fire!



-->'''Belkar:''' I have an idea. It starts with "s" and ends with "litting their throats."

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-->'''Belkar:''' --->'''Belkar:''' I have an idea. It starts with "s" and ends with "litting their throats."



-->'''Vaarsuvius:''' As the size of an explosion increases, the number of social situations it is incapable of solving approaches zero.\\

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-->'''Vaarsuvius:''' --->'''Vaarsuvius:''' As the size of an explosion increases, the number of social situations it is incapable of solving approaches zero.\\



'''Vaarsuvius''': AndThatWouldBeWrong.

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'''Vaarsuvius''': '''Vaarsuvius:''' AndThatWouldBeWrong.



* The Jägers from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' tend toward this solution. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20031017 An example]] being when their plan of action escalated until it became one of "''dose'' plans... hyu know -- de kind [[LeaveNoWitnesses vere ve keel everybody dot notices dot ve's killin' people]]", and were dissuaded from it by realizing this would lead to them losing their [[NiceHat hats]]. It's quite likely that in the old days they would have stuck with it anyway.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
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The Jägers from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' tend toward this solution. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20031017 An example]] being when their plan of action escalated until it became one of "''dose'' plans... hyu know -- de kind [[LeaveNoWitnesses vere ve keel everybody dot notices dot ve's killin' people]]", and were dissuaded from it by realizing this would lead to them losing their [[NiceHat hats]]. It's quite likely that in the old days they would have stuck with it anyway.



* ''WebComic/CtrlAltDel'': [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20030227 here]] and [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20030311 here]]

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* ''WebComic/CtrlAltDel'': ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'': [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20030227 here]] and [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20030311 here]]



-->'''Tiffany''': ''"...mass murder would solve the problem, right?"

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-->'''Tiffany''': ''"...-->'''Tiffany:''' ...mass murder would solve the problem, right?"right?



* In the outtakes for ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', after a bunch of different-and gorily detailed-ways of taking down and torturing WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic are suggested by Bennett the Sage, he eventually goes, "I say we kill him!" Laughter ensues.

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* ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'':
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In the outtakes for ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', outtakes, after a bunch of different-and gorily detailed-ways of taking down and torturing WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic are suggested by Bennett the Sage, he eventually goes, "I say we kill him!" Laughter ensues.



* ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' has Gordon's variation on the "twice fooled" saying:
-->''Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, '''everyone dies!'''
* Anime/MagicalFunTimeNow has the MagicalGirl protagonists [[spoiler:killing a prison guard who overheard their plan to escape.]]

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* ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' has Gordon's variation on the "twice fooled" saying:
-->''Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, '''everyone dies!'''
* Anime/MagicalFunTimeNow
''Anime/MagicalFunTimeNow'' has the MagicalGirl protagonists [[spoiler:killing a prison guard who overheard their plan to escape.]]



--> '''Spider-Man''': No, I can't do that. He's [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn my best friend's dad]].
--> '''The Punisher''': Murder's my best friend.

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--> '''Spider-Man''': -->'''Spider-Man:''' No, I can't do that. He's [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn my best friend's dad]].
-->
dad]].\\
'''The Punisher''': Punisher:''' Murder's my best friend.
15th May '16 11:05:22 AM nombretomado
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*** In ''ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade'', this is his opinion of the best way to deal with Wanda (ComicBook/ScarletWitch) and her sixteen-year-old [[TangledFamilyTree reincarnated son]], Billy Kaplan ([[ComicBook/YoungAvengers Wiccan]]). While wanting to kill Wanda is [[ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled at least]] [[ComicBook/HouseOfM justifiable]] to an extent, Wolverine is [[BloodKnight outright gleeful]] about the idea of killing Billy as well -- and not only has Billy done ''nothing wrong'', no one's even sure if he ''has'' his mother's powers or strength. At that point, the biggest display of his power was accidentally putting a bunch of terrorists into temporary magical comas, which stopped a ''nuke'' from going off in the middle of New York. And while that display made the Avengers nervous, it wasn't proof of Billy being able to [[RealityWarper warp reality]] at all, let alone to [[PhysicalGod Wanda's level]]. Wolverine is determined to murder Billy regardless, ''just in case''. He outright ''tries'' to kill Billy twice, nearly running Billy through with his claws on both occasions, but is luckily stopped first by {{Magneto}} and then by [[ConquerorFromTheFuture Iron]] [[FutureMeScaresMe Lad]]. On the Avengers side of things, no one outright agrees with Wolverine's plan of "murder Wanda and her innocent son", but no one says anything ''against'' it, either.

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*** In ''ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade'', this is his opinion of the best way to deal with Wanda (ComicBook/ScarletWitch) and her sixteen-year-old [[TangledFamilyTree reincarnated son]], Billy Kaplan ([[ComicBook/YoungAvengers Wiccan]]). While wanting to kill Wanda is [[ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled at least]] [[ComicBook/HouseOfM justifiable]] to an extent, Wolverine is [[BloodKnight outright gleeful]] about the idea of killing Billy as well -- and not only has Billy done ''nothing wrong'', no one's even sure if he ''has'' his mother's powers or strength. At that point, the biggest display of his power was accidentally putting a bunch of terrorists into temporary magical comas, which stopped a ''nuke'' from going off in the middle of New York. And while that display made the Avengers nervous, it wasn't proof of Billy being able to [[RealityWarper warp reality]] at all, let alone to [[PhysicalGod Wanda's level]]. Wolverine is determined to murder Billy regardless, ''just in case''. He outright ''tries'' to kill Billy twice, nearly running Billy through with his claws on both occasions, but is luckily stopped first by {{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} and then by [[ConquerorFromTheFuture Iron]] [[FutureMeScaresMe Lad]]. On the Avengers side of things, no one outright agrees with Wolverine's plan of "murder Wanda and her innocent son", but no one says anything ''against'' it, either.
11th May '16 12:09:39 PM erforce
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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', [[RobotGirl Cameron]] commonly advocates murdering witnesses or other threats, which is usually objected to by Sarah and John. And often enough, Cameron's recommendations turn out to be ''right.''

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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', [[RobotGirl Cameron]] commonly advocates murdering witnesses or other threats, which is usually objected to by Sarah and John. And often enough, Cameron's recommendations turn out to be ''right.''
10th May '16 1:56:44 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''Rabi-Ribi'', nearly ''every'' major character is introduced this way; they mistake Erina for someone hostile for some stupid reason and, despite Erina's and Ribbon's (one she's joined Erina) attempts to explain themselves, the character in question forces them to fight. Most of them make friends with Erina upon being defeated.

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* In ''Rabi-Ribi'', ''VideoGame/{{Rabi-Ribi}}'', nearly ''every'' major character is introduced this way; they mistake Erina for someone hostile for some stupid reason and, despite Erina's and Ribbon's (one she's joined Erina) attempts to explain themselves, the character in question forces them to fight. Most of them make friends with Erina upon being defeated.
10th May '16 1:56:04 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''Rabi-Ribi'', nearly ''every'' major character is introduced this way; they mistake Erina for someone hostile and, despite Erina's and Ribbon's (one she's joined Erina) attempts to explain themselves, the character in question forces them to fight. Most of them make friends with Erina upon being defeated.

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* In ''Rabi-Ribi'', nearly ''every'' major character is introduced this way; they mistake Erina for someone hostile for some stupid reason and, despite Erina's and Ribbon's (one she's joined Erina) attempts to explain themselves, the character in question forces them to fight. Most of them make friends with Erina upon being defeated.
10th May '16 1:55:38 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''Rabi-Ribi'', nearly ''every'' major character is introduced this way; they mistake Erina for someone hostile and, despite Erina's and Ribbon's (one she's joined Erina) attempts to explain themselves, the character in question forces them to fight. Most of them make friends with Erina upon being defeated.
4th May '16 8:11:32 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'' has a similar scene, where Lawrence has to execute an Arab who murdered a member of another tribe, in order to avoid an all-out war among the Arabs.
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