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22nd Jul '16 12:27:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* Averted by DangerouslyGenreSavvy antagonist Vergil in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' 3 who, having beaten down your player character, instantly and remorselessly stabs him ''again'' as soon as he sees Dante beginning a FingerTwitchingRevival.

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* Averted by DangerouslyGenreSavvy antagonist Vergil in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' 3 who, having beaten down your player character, instantly and remorselessly stabs him ''again'' as soon as he sees Dante beginning a FingerTwitchingRevival.
27th Apr '16 2:05:55 AM erforce
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* Averted, then played straight in ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes 2''. They "kill," the mutant, make sure, then he gets straight back up. This happens two or three times in a row, seriously that guy was absolutely MadeOfIron.
** And in the remake of the first one. The protagonist has just smashed the last mutant's head in, and blasted him repeatedly with a shotgun...and he still gets back up.

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* ''The Hills Have Eyes''
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Averted, then played straight in ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes 2''.''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes2''. They "kill," the mutant, make sure, then he gets straight back up. This happens two or three times in a row, seriously that guy was absolutely MadeOfIron.
** And in the remake of the first one.''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes2006''. The protagonist has just smashed the last mutant's head in, and blasted him repeatedly with a shotgun...and he still gets back up.
25th Apr '16 8:30:46 PM FordPrefect
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* During the pre-mid 1990s era, when wrestling operated as strict kayfabe and most wrestling programs consisted of several matches with established wrestlers taking on jobbers, promoters might turn an already imposing heel wrestler and turn him into an unstoppable monster by having him continue to physically punish a jobber long after scoring the victory. Often, this consisted of the heel using his finishing hold -- always powerful, and used solely to inflict great injury -- one or more times after the final bell. (Usually, the Heel would then take on the top babyface, who -- after taking (sometimes) the finishing move several times -- would fight back and defeat the heel.)

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* During the pre-mid 1990s era, when wrestling operated as strict kayfabe and most wrestling programs consisted of several matches with established wrestlers taking on jobbers, promoters might turn an already imposing heel wrestler and turn him into an unstoppable monster by having him continue to physically punish a jobber long after scoring the victory. Often, this consisted of the heel using his finishing hold -- always powerful, and used solely to inflict great injury -- one or more times after the final bell. (Usually, the Heel would then take on the top babyface, who -- sometimes after taking (sometimes) the finishing move several times -- would fight back and defeat the heel.)
19th Apr '16 12:24:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* Averted, then played straight in ''TheHillsHaveEyes 2''. They "kill," the mutant, make sure, then he gets straight back up. This happens two or three times in a row, seriously that guy was absolutely MadeOfIron.

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* Averted, then played straight in ''TheHillsHaveEyes ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes 2''. They "kill," the mutant, make sure, then he gets straight back up. This happens two or three times in a row, seriously that guy was absolutely MadeOfIron.
26th Nov '15 4:48:22 PM GentlemensDame883
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* ''Literature/TheBible'': In 2 Kings 13, Elisha commands Joash to take arrows and strike the ground that he may have victory over Aram. Joash stops after three times. Elisha rebukes him, saying that if he had struck five or six times, he may have destroyed Aram. As it is, he will (and does indeed) only have three victories.

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19th Oct '15 10:29:25 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]; the first time she attacks him and runs, the time limit and situation made it impractical to stay and finish him off, and in the instances after that, she has already called the police and is just trying to survive until help arrives. Also, she is a civilian fighting an experienced terrorist, so if she lets it become a full-on fight she is almost certain to lose.



*** Justified, albeit possibly by {{Retcon}}: The EU has also elaborated a bit on the nature of the use-of-force guidelines (no, not ''that'' Force) that Jedi are meant to abide by, and killing the Wampa after wounding it badly enough that it's no longer a threat would have been a violation. (Jedi get ''some'' extra leeway for non-sentient lifeforms, but not a lot.) Which of course leads us straight into [[HonourBeforeReason another trope]]...
19th Oct '15 10:28:32 AM Morgenthaler
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19th Oct '15 10:27:16 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Similarly, in the modern BMovie ''Film/MonsterMan'', the film ends with the two survivors stealing the monster truck driven by the titular horrifically deformed Satan-worshipping redneck, ploughing it into him, and then spending about five minutes of screen time (and 8 hours of actual time) running back and forth over him with it, reducing him to a great smear of mashed flesh and crushed bones. Which, because his Satanist sister used BlackMagic on him to make him into her useful servant, still has an intact mouth in it [[MadnessMantra burbling]] [[AndIMustScream "You can't kill me... you can't kill me...!"]]

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*** Similarly, in ** In the modern BMovie ''Film/MonsterMan'', the film ends with the two survivors stealing the monster truck driven by the titular horrifically deformed Satan-worshipping redneck, ploughing it into him, and then spending about five minutes of screen time (and 8 hours of actual time) running back and forth over him with it, reducing him to a great smear of mashed flesh and crushed bones. Which, because his Satanist sister used BlackMagic on him to make him into her useful servant, still has an intact mouth in it [[MadnessMantra burbling]] [[AndIMustScream "You can't kill me... you can't kill me...!"]]
20th Sep '15 10:54:39 AM nombretomado
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* In most of the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games, zombies will eventually die for good if they take enough damage. However, in the GameCube remake of the first game, while the zombies will eventually "die" after taking enough damage, if their heads aren't destroyed (or, failing that, if their corpses aren't [[KillItWithFire set alight]]), then their corpses don't simply disappear once the player leaves the room. Instead, they remain, and, after enough time has passed, they ''will'' come back to (un)life... [[OhCrap having mutated into the far deadlier Crimson Heads]].

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* In most of the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games, zombies will eventually die for good if they take enough damage. However, in the GameCube UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube remake of the first game, while the zombies will eventually "die" after taking enough damage, if their heads aren't destroyed (or, failing that, if their corpses aren't [[KillItWithFire set alight]]), then their corpses don't simply disappear once the player leaves the room. Instead, they remain, and, after enough time has passed, they ''will'' come back to (un)life... [[OhCrap having mutated into the far deadlier Crimson Heads]].
7th Sep '15 12:27:49 AM Atreides
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* In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Ultron is suffering under the combined power of [[spoiler: Iron Man, The Vision and Thor. And then they stop for a bit, just to see what would happen. If they had kept going, perhaps Ultron wouldn't have stolen the Quinjet and killed Quicksilver]]
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