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26th Nov '15 4:48:22 PM GentlemensDame883
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[[folder: Mythology and Religion]] * ''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. [[/folder]]
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]]
2nd Sep '15 8:01:45 PM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'', when you knock down an enemy with a [[TheDoorSlamsYou door]] or thrown weapon, you need to confirm the kill by ground-and-pound or the enemy will just get back up. This doesn't apply to guns. * When the Zandatsu prompt comes up for the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', you have to repeatedly strike him until the game tells you otherwise. If you try to hit him only once, [[DamnYouMuscleMemory like you might with every other enemy,]] he will make you pay for it.
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* In ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'', when you knock down an enemy with a punch, [[TheDoorSlamsYou door]] or thrown weapon, you need to confirm the kill by ground-and-pound or the enemy will just get back up. This doesn't apply to guns. guns or melee weapons. * When the Zandatsu prompt comes up for the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', you have to repeatedly strike him until the game tells you otherwise. If you try to conserve energy and hit him only once, [[DamnYouMuscleMemory like you might with every other enemy,]] he will make you pay for it.

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* In ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'', when you knock down an Preceding that was Machiavelli, who said, "Never do any enemy with a [[TheDoorSlamsYou door]] or thrown weapon, you need to confirm the kill by ground-and-pound or the enemy small injury for they are like a snake which is half beaten and it will just get back up. This doesn't apply to guns. * When the Zandatsu prompt comes up for the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', you have to repeatedly strike him until back the game tells you otherwise. If you try to hit him only once, [[DamnYouMuscleMemory like you might with every other enemy,]] he will make you pay for it. first chance it gets."
12th Aug '15 7:25:57 PM Atreides
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* ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' has Luke retrieve his lightsaber, chop off one of the Wampa beast's arms, and then run out into a Hoth blizzard. He could have just finished the beast, checked the cave for more, and then stayed there until the storm passed. It may have been an ice cave, but it ''had'' to be better than just running out randomly. This may not seem like much of an example until, during the EU, Luke goes back to Hoth and nearly gets killed by the same, dismembered Wampa beast. ** 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]]... * ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': Depending on how you count "once", Obi-Wan decides to leave Anakin behind after chopping off his hands and legs and letting him to catch fire near a lava pit. [[{{Understatement}} This had mixed results]]. [[spoiler: Anakin ends up killing Obi-Wan, the planet Alderaan, and many many others as Darth Vader. However, it's debatable whether anyone but him could have taken out Emperor Palpatine]]
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* ''Film/StarWars'' ** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' has Luke retrieve his lightsaber, chop off one of the Wampa beast's arms, and then run out into a Hoth blizzard. He could have just finished the beast, checked the cave for more, and then stayed there until the storm passed. It may have been an ice cave, but it ''had'' to be better than just running out randomly. This may not seem like much of an example until, during the EU, Luke goes back to Hoth and nearly gets killed by the same, dismembered Wampa beast. ** *** 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]]... * ** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': Depending on how you count "once", Obi-Wan decides to leave Anakin behind after chopping off his hands and legs and letting him to catch fire near a lava pit. [[{{Understatement}} This had mixed results]]. [[spoiler: Anakin ends up killing Obi-Wan, the planet Alderaan, and many many others as Darth Vader. However, it's debatable whether anyone but him could have taken out Emperor Palpatine]]
12th Aug '15 7:24:16 PM Atreides
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* ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': Depending on how you count "once", Obi-Wan decides to leave Anakin behind after chopping off his hands and legs and letting him to catch fire near a lava pit. [[{{Understatement}} This had mixed results]]. [[spoiler: Anakin ends up killing Obi-Wan, the planet Alderaan, and many many others as Darth Vader. However, it's debatable whether anyone but him could have taken out Emperor Palpatine]]
24th Jun '15 9:39:23 PM MarcInGA
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* In a Batman serial this happened in every single episode. They have Batman at their mercy, set the place on fire or leave a bomb and then proudly announce to their leader that they killed Batman, who has already escaped. ''Every single episode''.
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