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18th Jan '17 10:26:37 PM ultimomant
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* In ''[[ComicBook/GrimmFairyTales Return to Wonderland]]'', TheMadHatter tries to rape Calie Liddell, but she smashes a vase against his head. She says [[AvertedTrope she will not repeat the mistakes [[GenreSavvy girls usually make in horror films]], so she breaks off a table leg and [[KickThemWhileTheyreDown beats the shit out of him.]]

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* In ''[[ComicBook/GrimmFairyTales Return to Wonderland]]'', TheMadHatter tries to rape Calie Liddell, but she smashes a vase against his head. She says [[AvertedTrope she will not repeat the mistakes mistakes]] [[GenreSavvy girls usually make in horror films]], so she breaks off a table leg and [[KickThemWhileTheyreDown beats the shit out of him.]]
9th Jan '17 10:15:08 AM GregPagano
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Contrast KickThemWhileTheyAreDown, NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill, where the attacker doesn't let up, and the DoubleTap, where someone shoots an apparently dead enemy again just to make sure.

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Contrast KickThemWhileTheyAreDown, NoHoldsBarredBeatdown CurbStompBattle, NoHoldsBarredBeatdown, and ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill, where the attacker doesn't let up, and the DoubleTap, where someone shoots an apparently dead enemy again just to make sure.
24th Dec '16 8:33:57 AM AgentKyles
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* In ''[[ComicBook/GrimmFairyTales Return to Wonderland]]'', TheMadHatter tries to rape Calie Liddell, but she smashes a vase against his head. She says [[GenreSavvy she will not repeat the mistakes girls usually make in horror films]], so she breaks off a table leg and [[AvertedTrope beats the shit out of him.]]

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* In ''[[ComicBook/GrimmFairyTales Return to Wonderland]]'', TheMadHatter tries to rape Calie Liddell, but she smashes a vase against his head. She says [[GenreSavvy [[AvertedTrope she will not repeat the mistakes [[GenreSavvy girls usually make in horror films]], so she breaks off a table leg and [[AvertedTrope [[KickThemWhileTheyreDown beats the shit out of him.]]
1st Dec '16 1:42:06 AM Sammettik
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* In VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum and its sequel Arkham City, you have to use a special takedown move to make sure a mook does not get back up (and most of the time, they will).

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* In VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' and its sequel Arkham City, you have to use a special takedown move to make sure a mook does not get back up (and most of the time, they will).
15th Nov '16 12:28:49 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* In ''[[ComicBook/GrimmFairyTales Return to Wonderland]]'', TheMadHatter tries to rape Calie Liddell, but she smashes a vase against his head. She says [[GenreSavvy she will not repeat the mistakes girls usually make in horror films]], so she breaks off a table leg and [[AvertedTrope beats the shit out of him]].

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* In ''[[ComicBook/GrimmFairyTales Return to Wonderland]]'', TheMadHatter tries to rape Calie Liddell, but she smashes a vase against his head. She says [[GenreSavvy she will not repeat the mistakes girls usually make in horror films]], so she breaks off a table leg and [[AvertedTrope beats the shit out of him]].
him.]]



* Subversions and aversions are extremely rare, but here's a few.
** ''Film/JeepersCreepers''. The characters are in their car, trying to escape the Creeper. He leaps in front of them, so the girl driving floors the gas pedal and runs him over! She then stops, puts the car in reverse and ''backs over him''. She then ''does it again'' going forward, then back and forward before speeding off. She smooshed him up real good, but it sadly wasn't enough. At least she tried.
** Averted in the movie ''Film/DeathProof'' where they shoot the antagonist and then after he attempts to get away they actively hunt him down.
** Averted many times in ''Film/EvilDead2''. Ash swings off the head of his girlfriend with a spade and then buries her. When she comes back he retaliates, with a chainsaw. Ash made a point of teaching everyone the lesson in time for ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'':

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* Subversions and aversions are extremely rare, but here's a few.
**
''Film/JeepersCreepers''. The characters are in their car, trying to escape the Creeper. He leaps in front of them, so the girl driving floors the gas pedal and runs him over! She then stops, puts the car in reverse and ''backs over him''. She then ''does it again'' going forward, then back and forward before speeding off. She smooshed him up real good, but it sadly wasn't enough. [[DefiedTrope At least she tried.
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tried.]]
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Averted in the movie ''Film/DeathProof'' where they shoot the antagonist and then after he attempts to get away they actively hunt him down.
** * Averted many times in ''Film/EvilDead2''. Ash swings off the head of his girlfriend with a spade and then buries her. When she comes back he retaliates, retaliates with a chainsaw. Ash made a point of teaching everyone the lesson in time for ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'':



** The evil sheriff in the remake of ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003'' [[spoiler: gets hit with his own cop car, then backed over with it, and run over again as the FinalGirl uses it to escape the town.]]
** 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...!"]]
** In ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'', when Bower, Nadia and Manh manage to take down one of the mutants, they don't [[NotQuiteDead lean in closer so it can open its eyes and jump at them]] - they immediately stab it about twenty more times.
** ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' is guilty of this too, as noted below, it ''does'' finally get its act together in the finales of the first two movies. In the first, they hold a gun on the killer's "dead" body in case he's about to come back... he does try to, and promptly gets drilled right between the eyes. In ''Film/{{Scream 2}}'', they don't even wait for the killer to try to come back before shooting the corpse in the head, just to make sure.

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** * The evil sheriff in the remake of ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2003'' [[spoiler: gets hit with his own cop car, then backed over with it, and run over again as the FinalGirl uses it to escape the town.]]
** * 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...!"]]
** * In ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'', when Bower, Nadia and Manh manage to take down one of the mutants, they don't [[NotQuiteDead lean in closer so it can open its eyes and jump at them]] - they immediately stab it about twenty more times.
** * ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' is guilty of this too, as noted below, it ''does'' finally get its act together in the finales of the first two movies. In the first, they hold a gun on the killer's "dead" body in case he's about to come back... he does try to, and promptly gets drilled right between the eyes. In ''Film/{{Scream 2}}'', they don't even wait for the killer to try to come back before shooting the corpse in the head, just to make sure.



** ''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/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]].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]]



* Averted in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' with the body of [[spoiler:Hitler.]]

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* Averted in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' with the body of [[spoiler:Hitler.]][[spoiler:Hitler]] whose head is pulped by numerous rounds of bullets.



* 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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* In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Ultron is suffering under the combined power of [[spoiler: Iron Man, The Vision and Thor. And then 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]]
Quicksilver.]]



** In the story, the Krogan follower Wrex discovers that the main BigBad[[spoiler:/[[TheDragon Dragon]]]] Saren has developed a cure for the Turian genophage which renders 90% of all Krogan women infertile. He very seriously considers whether Shepard is doing the right thing in trying to blow up the facility. [[spoiler: If you choose the "Renegade" option, you can argue with Wrex for a bit, then end up in a Mexican Standoff, in which you can choose to simply kill him rather than convince him otherwise. You bash him with your gun to knock him down, then shoot him... several times.]]

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** In the story, the Krogan follower Wrex discovers that the main BigBad[[spoiler:/[[TheDragon Dragon]]]] Saren has developed a cure for the Turian genophage which renders 90% of all Krogan women infertile. He very seriously considers whether Shepard is doing the right thing in trying to blow up the facility. [[spoiler: If you choose the "Renegade" option, you can argue with Wrex for a bit, then end up in a Mexican Standoff, in which you can choose to simply kill him rather than convince him otherwise. You bash him with your gun to knock him down, then shoot him... several times.]]



* Preceding that was Machiavelli, who said, "Never do any enemy a small injury for they are like a snake which is half beaten and it will strike back the first chance it gets."

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* Preceding that was Machiavelli, who Machiavelli said, "Never do any enemy a small injury for they are like a snake which is half beaten and it will strike back the first chance it gets."
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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