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29th May '16 8:10:36 PM StarSword
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* In Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' novel ''What Distant Deeps'', Adele forces a squadron of Alliance warships to surrender by blowing up a ship full of hostages (which had been taken by the Alliance from a newly captured planet to ensure the local government's cooperation). This is to prove that she can and will destroy their ships if they refuse to surrender. [[WhatTheHellHero When called out on this by Lieutenant Vesey]], her sociopathic BattleButler Tovera points out that the ship would have been crewed by the [[SecretPolice Fifth Bureau]], and their standing procedure is to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock space all the hostages themselves]] before surrendering, to ward off rescue attempts.
7th Apr '16 8:22:57 PM FF32
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* ''Webcomice/{[Homestuck}}'': the heroic [[spoiler: Dirk Strider]] is being held at swordpoint by the villainous [[spoiler: Lord Jack]], who is in turn being held at swordpoint by the [[ALighterShadeOfBlack semi-villainous]] [[spoiler: Spades Slick]]. The heroic [[spoiler: Dave Strider]] decapitates all three with a single sword stroke. In this case, the heroes have an ally with [[BackFromTheDead resurrection powers]].

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* ''Webcomice/{[Homestuck}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': the heroic [[spoiler: Dirk Strider]] is being held at swordpoint by the villainous [[spoiler: Lord Jack]], who is in turn being held at swordpoint by the [[ALighterShadeOfBlack semi-villainous]] [[spoiler: Spades Slick]]. The heroic [[spoiler: Dave Strider]] decapitates all three with a single sword stroke. In this case, the heroes have an ally with [[BackFromTheDead resurrection powers]].
7th Apr '16 8:22:03 PM FF32
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* ''Webcomice/{[Homestuck}}'': the heroic [[spoiler: Dirk Strider]] is being held at swordpoint by the villainous [[spoiler: Lord Jack]], who is in turn being held at swordpoint by the [[ALighterShadeOfBlack semi-villainous]] [[spoiler: Spades Slick]]. The heroic [[spoiler: Dave Strider]] decapitates all three with a single sword stroke. In this case, the heroes have an ally with [[BackFromTheDead resurrection powers]].
20th Feb '16 12:17:53 PM keyblade333
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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot. If the hostage happens to be a HostageMacGuffin, [[RashEquilibrium shooting them]] is the quickest way for an AntiHero to solve a problem. And if a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing his enemies]], this is RevengeByProxy.

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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot. If the hostage happens to be a HostageMacGuffin, [[RashEquilibrium shooting them]] is the quickest way for an AntiHero to solve a problem. And if a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing his enemies]], this is RevengeByProxy.
RevengeByProxy. If the hostage is shot by someone that's not the one holding the hostage, or the one faced with the choice, see MakingTheChoiceForYou.
30th Dec '15 8:36:37 AM Mhazard
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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot. If the hostage happens to be a HostageMacGuffin, [[RashEquilibrium shooting them]] is the quickest way to solve a problem. And if a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing his enemies]], this is RevengeByProxy.

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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot. If the hostage happens to be a HostageMacGuffin, [[RashEquilibrium shooting them]] is the quickest way for an AntiHero to solve a problem. And if a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing his enemies]], this is RevengeByProxy.
30th Dec '15 8:36:14 AM Mhazard
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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot. If the hostage happens to be a HostageMacGuffin, [[RashEquilibrium shooting them]] is the quickest way to solve a problem. And if a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of [[ClodBloodedTorture torturing his enemies]], this is RevengeByProxy.

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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot. If the hostage happens to be a HostageMacGuffin, [[RashEquilibrium shooting them]] is the quickest way to solve a problem. And if a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of [[ClodBloodedTorture [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing his enemies]], this is RevengeByProxy.
30th Dec '15 8:35:34 AM Mhazard
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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot.

If a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of torturing his enemies, this is RevengeByProxy.

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If a hero tries to use a hostage, there's a high chance the BigBad will do this - without bothering to go for a non-lethal shot.

shot. If the hostage happens to be a HostageMacGuffin, [[RashEquilibrium shooting them]] is the quickest way to solve a problem. And if a hero or villain deliberately target the hostage first for the sake of [[ClodBloodedTorture torturing his enemies, enemies]], this is RevengeByProxy.
20th Dec '15 10:28:19 AM bt8257
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Also see HostageSpiritLink, a form of VideogameCrueltyPunishment where the health and/or fighting ability of the player is diminished if he decides to put a bullet through the hostage's head instead of save them.

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Also see HostageSpiritLink, a form of VideogameCrueltyPunishment VideoGameCrueltyPunishment where the health and/or fighting ability of the player is diminished if he decides to put a bullet through the hostage's head instead of save them.
2nd Dec '15 1:02:33 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': [[spoiler: President Coin orders a bombing attack on children being used as human shields by President Snow -- and makes it appear that the attack was initiated by Snow, in order to destroy any remaining public support for Snow's regime. Sadly, especially for Katniss, Prim is among these.]]
6th Nov '15 8:13:33 PM zarpaulus
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** The manga also has a page where Seras is training some of the mortal redshirts in the Hellsing Organization and frustrated at their inability to hit targets just 500 meters away she demonstrates by grabbing a gun and casually nails the targets. Then their commander notes that she hit the simulated hostages too.
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