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26th Mar '17 9:39:38 AM DrOO7
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* In an episode of ''Series/HomicideHunter'', Joe Kenda (the titular character), is very upset to realize that a man murdered his wife, daughter, and grandson before turning the gun on himself (he was upset about his daughter's impending divorce and somehow convinced that it reflected badly on him as a father). Ironically, Kenda was already suspecting this trope, he just assumed that the woman's ex was the one responsible.
9th Mar '17 5:57:20 AM LondonKdS
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* In ''Series/Class2016'', April's father tried to kill himself, her mother, and her when she was a small child by deliberately crashing the family car. All of them survived, but her mother was left paralysed from the waist down and her father served a jail sentence for attempted murder.
19th Feb '17 12:37:19 PM JulianLapostat
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* Creator/NicholasRay's ''Film/BiggerThanLife'' made in TheFifties of all decades, provided an OlderThanTheyThink explanation. The finale [[spoiler:has Ed Avery (Creator/JamesMason) the patriarch, strung out on prescription drugs, decide to murder his son. His wife tries desperately to talk him out of this by reminding him of the guilt with which they would have live with, to which Ed asks her, "You don't expect either of us to live after this do you?". More or less stating that after he kills his son, he will kill her and then himself]].

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* Creator/NicholasRay's ''Film/BiggerThanLife'' made in TheFifties of all decades, provided an OlderThanTheyThink explanation.example. The finale [[spoiler:has Ed Avery (Creator/JamesMason) the patriarch, strung out on prescription drugs, decide to murder his son. His wife tries desperately to talk him out of this by reminding him of the guilt with which they would have live with, to which Ed asks her, "You don't expect either of us to live after this do you?". More or less stating that after he kills his son, he will kill her and then himself]].
19th Feb '17 12:36:26 PM JulianLapostat
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* Creator/NicholasRay's ''Film/BiggerThanLife'' made in TheFifties of all decades, provided an OlderThanTheyThink explanation. The finale [[spoiler:has Ed Avery (Creator/JamesMason) the patriarch, strung out on prescription drugs, decide to murder his son. His wife tries desperately to talk him out of this by reminding him of the guilt with which they would have live with, to which Ed asks her, "You don't expect either of us to live after this do you?". More or less stating that after he kills his son, he will kill her and then himself]].
19th Dec '16 11:51:31 AM kalliston
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* Overlapping with {{Music}} above: in 1929, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Lawson_family North Carolina sharecropper Charles Lawson]] murdered his wife and six of his seven children before killing himself. The only child spared was his eldest son, whom he'd sent on an errand shortly before the crime. This crime and its suspected motivations (Lawson was rumored to have been sexually abusing one of his daughters, resulting in her pregnancy) have entered into local lore, inspiring a murder ballad.
17th Oct '16 7:02:11 PM ironballs16
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* The Korean general Ge Baek did this becaue he was going out into battle and knew he would lose. He killed his whole family before he left to stop the enemy from capturing them. In fact in Tae Kwon Do there is a pattern dedicated to him because of this.

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* The Korean general Ge Baek did this becaue he was going out into battle and knew he would lose. He killed his whole family before he left [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled to stop prevent the enemy from capturing them.them]]. In fact in Tae Kwon Do there is a pattern dedicated to him because of this.
18th Sep '16 3:32:32 AM Morgenthaler
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The trope gained fame mainly through the murderous antics of John List, arguably the TropeCodifier. Having lost his job and become deeply in debt, List's InsaneTrollLogic was that poverty was an affront to God, so it would be better for his family to go straight to heaven than on welfare. List then went into hiding and successfully stayed hidden until ''AmericasMostWanted'' featured him on the show, bringing about his arrest as a result.

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The trope gained fame mainly through the murderous antics of John List, arguably the TropeCodifier. Having lost his job and become deeply in debt, List's InsaneTrollLogic was that poverty was an affront to God, so it would be better for his family to go straight to heaven than on welfare. List then went into hiding and successfully stayed hidden until ''AmericasMostWanted'' ''Series/AmericasMostWanted'' featured him on the show, bringing about his arrest as a result.
6th Sep '16 10:41:38 AM ThePest179
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* [[http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Sesler_Indicted_for_Murder_of_His_Waller_Family_146196575.html Trey Sesler]], who killed his parents and brother because he was planning a school shooting and didn't want them to live with the pain of knowing what he did.

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* [[http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Sesler_Indicted_for_Murder_of_His_Waller_Family_146196575.html Trey Sesler]], an amateur anime reviewer on Youtube, who killed his parents and brother because he was planning a school shooting and didn't want them to live with the pain of knowing what he did.
6th Sep '16 10:40:33 AM ThePest179
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* [[http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Sesler_Indicted_for_Murder_of_His_Waller_Family_146196575.html Trey Sesler]], who killed his parents and brother because he was planning a school shooting and didn't want them to live with the pain of knowing what he did.
19th Aug '16 12:20:41 AM rmctagg09
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While OffingTheOffspring describes premeditated filicide, this trope involves the head of the household unilaterally killing their kids and their spouse. Compare WhereIWasBornAndRazed. The occasional RealLife examples get massive attention in national news -- these might be part of what gives this trope its resonance. The examples from Myth/GreekMythology below make this OlderThanFeudalism.

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While OffingTheOffspring describes premeditated filicide, this trope involves the head of the household unilaterally killing their kids and their spouse. A subtrope of MurderInTheFamily. Compare WhereIWasBornAndRazed. The occasional RealLife examples get massive attention in national news -- these might be part of what gives this trope its resonance. The examples from Myth/GreekMythology below make this OlderThanFeudalism.
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