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12th Aug '17 6:26:17 PM Kadorhal
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* According to the original plot for ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', managing to kill a being called the "Final" or "Last Shot Smile" would have caused the regular Heaven's Smiles the player faces throughout the game to cease existing. The Final Smile isn't in the released game, though the supplementary "Hand in killer7" material is still based on an earlier version of the story where an FBI agent was manipulating the direction of the plot from behind the scenes to find and destroy it himself. Garcian Smith does end up killing the Big Boss, however, which is implied to be the sire that fertilizes all the egg-laying Heaven's Smiles - killing him will result in the eventual extinction of the Smiles, since reproduction by conversion isn't a valid long-term tactic. The sire is [[spoiler:Iwazaru, one of Harman's (Garcian's boss) servants, who is revealed to be a clone of Kun Lan, the primary antagonist.]]

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* According to the original plot for ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', managing to kill a being called the "Final" or "Last Shot Smile" would have caused the regular Heaven's Smiles the player faces throughout the game to cease existing. The Final Smile isn't in the released game, though the supplementary "Hand in killer7" material is still based on an earlier version of the story where an FBI agent agent, making use of a prediction machine whose probability of a successful prediction went up with each successful prediction, was manipulating the direction of the plot from behind the scenes to find force the Last Shot Smile into existence and destroy it himself. Garcian Smith does end up killing the Big Boss, however, which is implied to be the sire that fertilizes all the egg-laying Heaven's Smiles - killing him will result in the eventual extinction of the Smiles, since reproduction by conversion isn't a valid long-term tactic. The sire is [[spoiler:Iwazaru, one of Harman's (Garcian's boss) servants, who is revealed to be a clone of Kun Lan, the primary antagonist.]]


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* Some of the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' games have an optional setting for skirmish and multiplayer battles that enforces this - as soon as a player loses all of their buildings that produce things (Construction Yard, Barracks, War Factory, etc.), all of their remaining defensive structures and units currently on the field will self-destruct or drop dead, forcing them out of the game. The only thing that stays around are walls.
11th Aug '17 9:06:51 PM Kadorhal
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* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' FINAL: Killing Pisa Sol causes both the 11 Planetary Masters of Sol and their universe to fade into oblivion. In the original series, all remaining Zonder metal vanishes as soon as the Z-Master is destroyed.

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* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' FINAL: Killing In ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', all remaining Zonder metal vanishes as soon as the Z-Master is destroyed. Taken further in ''[[Anime/GaoGaiGarFinal FINAL]]'', where killing Pisa Sol causes both the 11 Planetary Masters of Sol and their universe to fade into oblivion. In the original series, all remaining Zonder metal vanishes as soon as the Z-Master is destroyed.oblivion.



** The end used it to [[TearJerker truly heartbreaking effect]]. The [[BigBad Anti-Spiral]] is defeated, the universe is saved from extinction, and now all forms of life are allowed to freely expand and explore throughout the stars. And best of all, [[TheHero Simon]] finally gets to marry his LoveInterest Nia, as planned at the beginning of the second story arc. All is well, except that [[spoiler: Nia is part Anti-Spiral (due to her being Lordgenome's child and thus having a dummy gene that turned her into their herald when activated by certainc conditions, meaning that as soon as her and Simon, who fought so hard to rescue her in the end, share their LastKiss, she began to disappear into nothingness, since the lack of the gene existing means Nia is fadding from existence. Even during the final battle, as he held her in his arms, Simon noticed her flickering in and out of existence. She reassures him that he didn't come all this way for them to not do what had to be done, and in the end, after keeping herself in the physical realm for a week through sheer force of willpower (aka Spiral energy), she [[GoOutWithASmile fades away smiling in his arms]].]]

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** The end used it to [[TearJerker truly heartbreaking effect]]. The [[BigBad Anti-Spiral]] is defeated, the universe is saved from extinction, and now all forms of life are allowed to freely expand and explore throughout the stars. And best of all, [[TheHero Simon]] finally gets to marry his LoveInterest Nia, as planned at the beginning of the second story arc. All is well, except that [[spoiler: Nia is part Anti-Spiral (due to her being Lordgenome's child and thus having a dummy gene that turned her into their herald when activated by certainc certain conditions, meaning that as soon as her and Simon, who fought so hard to rescue her in the end, share their LastKiss, she began to disappear into nothingness, since the lack of the gene existing means Nia is fadding fading from existence. Even during the final battle, as he held her in his arms, Simon noticed her flickering in and out of existence. She reassures him that he didn't come all this way for them to not do what had to be done, and in the end, after keeping herself in the physical realm for a week through sheer force of willpower (aka Spiral energy), she [[GoOutWithASmile fades away smiling in his arms]].]]
28th Jul '17 6:50:54 AM DarkHunter
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* This trope is critical to the plot of ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]''. The seven Masters fight by commanding their [[{{Mons}} Servants]] -- magical beings so powerful and unpredictable that beating one is nearly impossible, even for another Servant. But if you kill a Master or otherwise eliminate his Command Spells, his Servant can only keep existing for a little while (and it's much weaker during that time). Thus the way to win the Holy Grail War is to take the enemy Masters out of commission -- and needless to say, only the good guys (Shirou and Rin) are [[ThouShaltNotKill particular as to how]].

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* This trope is critical to the plot of ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]''. The seven Masters fight by commanding their [[{{Mons}} Servants]] -- magical beings so powerful and unpredictable that beating one is nearly impossible, even for another Servant. But if you kill a Master or otherwise eliminate his Command Spells, his Servant can only keep existing for a little while (and it's much weaker during that time). Thus the easiest way to win the Holy Grail War is to take the enemy Masters out of commission -- and needless to say, only the good guys (Shirou and Rin) are [[ThouShaltNotKill particular as to how]].
26th Jul '17 5:31:05 PM nombretomado
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** [[DemBones Clinkz]] from {{Dota2}} lampshades this aspect of healing items when picking up a regeneration rune. "Does this mean my flesh will grow back?"

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** [[DemBones Clinkz]] from {{Dota2}} ''VideoGame/{{Dota2}}'' lampshades this aspect of healing items when picking up a regeneration rune. "Does this mean my flesh will grow back?"
18th Jul '17 11:35:22 PM BobbyZ4
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* {{Justified}} in ''Film/TheFaculty''. One of the characters gets a look at one of the PuppeteerParasites and notes it doesn't have all the necessary organs to sustain itself independently and concludes (correctly) that there must be an [[HiveQueen alien queen]] with a telepathic link to all of her "offspring." Killing her would kill all the parasites, returning everyone to their normal selves.
* [[WideEyedIdealist Diana's]] reasoning in ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' assumes this trope to be in effect: [[BigBad Ares]] is responsible for corrupting humanity and making them go to war; therefore, once she kills Ares, [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne the Great War]] will end and peace will return. [[spoiler:She's [[BreakTheCutie heartbroken]] when she finally realizes that warfare is humanity's initiative, not Ares'. Ares ''does'' exist, be he merely inspires people, rather than control them.]]

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* {{Justified}} in ''Film/TheFaculty''. One of the characters gets a look at one of the PuppeteerParasites and notes it doesn't have all the necessary organs to sustain itself independently and concludes (correctly) that there must be an [[HiveQueen alien queen]] with a telepathic link to all of her "offspring." Killing her would kill all the parasites, returning everyone to their normal selves.
* [[WideEyedIdealist Diana's]] reasoning in ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' assumes this trope to be in effect: [[BigBad Ares]] is responsible for corrupting humanity and making them go to war; therefore, once she kills Ares, [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne the Great War]] will end and peace will return. [[spoiler:She's [[BreakTheCutie heartbroken]] when she finally realizes that warfare is humanity's initiative, not Ares'. Ares ''does'' exist, be but he merely inspires people, rather than control controls them.]]
17th Jul '17 10:02:52 AM HeroGal2347
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', a magical golden duck artifact with the power to turn things into gold has unleashed a magic wave that is turning the world into gold. Scrooge and the guy who accidently started the whole thing are rushing to return the artifact to the shrine fountain it came from. They eventually reach the shrine just ahead of the magic effect and throw the duck into the water even as they're turned to gold too... and then everything is returned to normal.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', a magical golden duck artifact with the power to turn things into gold has unleashed a magic wave that is turning the world into gold. Scrooge and the guy who accidently accidentally started the whole thing are rushing to return the artifact to the shrine fountain it came from. They eventually reach the shrine just ahead of the magic effect and throw the duck into the water even as they're turned to gold too... and then everything is returned to normal.
14th Jul '17 10:15:29 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, several [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]] bloodlines in the Iliac Bay region are known to have this as a weakness. If their progenitor (known as a "Blood Father") is killed or cured, the other vampires of the bloodline will lose their powers as well. This is said to include RapidAging, which for those who [[TheAgeless have been alive longer than their natural lifespans]], leads to death.
13th Jul '17 2:08:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Discussed in second arc of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': When all the little kids in the orphanage are depressed about how Martha and others have been taken by the Earthbound Gods, Yusei cheers them up by assuring them that when they defeat the villains, everyone will return and be all right. After the kids leave, his fellow main characters ask him how he knows that. They're furious when they find out, ''[[HowDidYouKnowIDidnt he doesn't]]'' -- he wasn't being GenreSavvy, he just said that to make the kids feel better! [[spoiler:It's only sheer luck that it turns out to be true.]]

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* Discussed in second arc of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': When all the little kids in the orphanage are depressed about how Martha and others have been taken by the Earthbound Gods, Yusei cheers them up by assuring them that when they defeat the villains, everyone will return and be all right. After the kids leave, his fellow main characters ask him how he knows that. They're furious when they find out, ''[[HowDidYouKnowIDidnt he doesn't]]'' -- he wasn't being GenreSavvy, he just said that to make the kids feel better! [[spoiler:It's only sheer luck that it turns out to be true.]]



* A major plot point in ''Film/UnderworldEvolution'', As the first vampire, Markus managed to convince the other vampires that killing him would destroy all of them, and killing his brother William (the first lycan) would destroy all lycans--thus depriving them of their slaves. When Selene hears about this a thousand years or so later, she [[GenreSavvy immediately]] sees it for the [[SubvertedTrope lie it is]], but the one telling it to her notes that Victor believed it enough to not risk it.

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* A major plot point in ''Film/UnderworldEvolution'', As the first vampire, Markus managed to convince the other vampires that killing him would destroy all of them, and killing his brother William (the first lycan) would destroy all lycans--thus depriving them of their slaves. When Selene hears about this a thousand years or so later, she [[GenreSavvy immediately]] immediately sees it for the [[SubvertedTrope lie it is]], but the one telling it to her notes that Victor believed it enough to not risk it.
26th Jun '17 7:31:30 AM Couran
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** [[AWizardDidIt A magic spell]] also has the ability to destroy an entire bloodline through the death of its youngest member.
*** It really isn't a cut and dry as that though; the spell in question is a Bloodline curse, that kills every member of the individual's bloodline, moving backwards. The character that this happens to is the youngest member of the Red Court of vampires, and since every vampire can trace their heritage back to the Red King...
20th Jun '17 7:41:02 PM trulymadmoves
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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'''s self-awareness about Disney tropes leads this one to be PlayedForDrama. The villain believes that killing Elsa will undo the EndlessWinter she created, and there's simply no way of knowing whether or not he's right.
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