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18th Jun '18 4:58:25 PM CerotechOmega
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-->'''[[WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged Alucard]]''': [[LampshadeHanging Oops, did I just accidentally a war?]]
29th May '18 3:18:44 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[{{Seers}} the Oracle]] gets killed now and then by clients who don't like the predictions he gives them, though he fortunately can arrange his resurrection well in advance. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0571.html According to him]], the next time he dies would be when a big druid tears him apart [[MisplacedRetribution after confirming to him that his wife was cheating on him]] (with his [[UpliftedAnimal intelligent-boosted]] [[NonHumanSidekick animal companion]] yet).

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[{{Seers}} the Oracle]] gets killed now and then by clients [[BearerOfBadNews who don't like the predictions he gives them, them]], though he fortunately can arrange his resurrection well in advance. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0571.html According to him]], the next time he dies would be when a big druid tears him apart [[MisplacedRetribution after confirming to him that his wife was cheating on him]] (with his [[UpliftedAnimal intelligent-boosted]] [[NonHumanSidekick animal companion]] yet).
22nd May '18 9:52:25 AM twilicorn
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle'', Fearless Leader had an agent executed for telling him that the only available spy for his plan was [[SurroundedByIdiots Boris]]. Even worse, this happened right after Fearless Leader told him [[ILied he wouldn't get upset over being told the news]].

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle'', ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', Fearless Leader had an agent executed for telling him that the only available spy for his plan was [[SurroundedByIdiots Boris]]. Even worse, this happened right after Fearless Leader told him [[ILied he wouldn't get upset over being told the news]].
18th May '18 10:54:27 PM BattleMaster
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* ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' does this ''in the first episode'' when Aoi shoots a messenger... or, rather, shoots ''in the general direction of'' a messenger. He ''purposely missed'', just because he felt like scaring the crap out of the dude.

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* ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' does this ''in the first episode'' when Aoi shoots a messenger... or, rather, shoots ''in the general direction of'' a messenger. He She ''purposely missed'', just because he she felt like scaring the crap out of the dude.dude. Though this was less because she was upset with the message he brought and more with the fact that he'd dickishly brought it to her in broad daylight, violating contact protocol ''and'' interrupting the nice time she'd been having with Kio.
16th May '18 8:14:53 AM Grudgeal
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* The Mongol Empire destroyed the Khwarzemian Empire over exactly that. A Khwarzemian governor abducted a caravan belonging to the Mongol Empire (believing them to be spies), and the Shah followed it up by executing the Mongol emissaries who came seeking reparations. GenghisKhan's response was to ''erase Khwarezmia from the face of the earth'', beginning the Mongol invasions of the middle east.

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* The As noted above, the Mongol Empire destroyed the Khwarzemian Empire over exactly that. A Khwarzemian governor abducted a caravan belonging to the Mongol Empire (believing them to be spies), and the Shah followed it up by executing the Mongol emissaries who came seeking reparations. GenghisKhan's UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan's response was to ''erase Khwarezmia from the face of the earth'', beginning the Mongol invasions of the middle east.
16th May '18 8:14:09 AM Grudgeal
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* The Mongol Empire destroyed the Abbasid Caliphate over exactly that. The Abbasids abducted a caravan belonging to the Mongol Empire, and executed the Mongol emissaries who came seeking reparations. The Mongols subsequently destroyed them, doing damage to Baghdad that the region still hasn't recovered from.
** Also done famously to Khwarezmia a few years earlier. The Mongols sent not one, but TWO diplomatic caravans to Khwarezmia, and in both cases the messengers were either executed or publicly humiliated and sent packing. The Mongol response was to ''erase Khwarezmia from the face of the earth''.

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* The Mongol Empire destroyed the Abbasid Caliphate Khwarzemian Empire over exactly that. The Abbasids A Khwarzemian governor abducted a caravan belonging to the Mongol Empire, Empire (believing them to be spies), and executed the Shah followed it up by executing the Mongol emissaries who came seeking reparations. The Mongols subsequently destroyed them, doing damage to Baghdad that the region still hasn't recovered from.
** Also done famously to Khwarezmia a few years earlier. The Mongols sent not one, but TWO diplomatic caravans to Khwarezmia, and in both cases the messengers were either executed or publicly humiliated and sent packing. The Mongol
GenghisKhan's response was to ''erase Khwarezmia from the face of the earth''.earth'', beginning the Mongol invasions of the middle east.
2nd Mar '18 12:42:37 PM Drgonzo
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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', Caesar has made it clear in no uncertain and very violent terms that couriers and traders in his realm are to be ''left the hell alone.'' As the player character are themselves a Courier, depending on how you play, this can [[HoistByHisOwnPetard bite him squarely in the ass.]]
1st Feb '18 11:22:50 PM Sammettik
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Colonization}}'', other Europeans present in the New World will honour your scouts and allow them to perform diplomatic actions, even if they are at war with you (except for [[TheEmpire the Royal Expeditionary Force]], naturally). Meanwhile, if you are at war with [[SavageIndian any native group]], they will kill any scout sent to their settlements.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Colonization}}'', other Europeans present in the New World will honour your scouts and allow them to perform diplomatic actions, even if they are at war with you (except for [[TheEmpire the Royal Expeditionary Force]], naturally). Meanwhile, if you are at war with [[SavageIndian any native group]], group, they will kill any scout sent to their settlements.
1st Feb '18 11:21:21 PM Sammettik
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* The Hitman games do this from time to time.

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* The Hitman ''Hitman'' games do this from time to time.



** In VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney 47 kills an innocent postal worker [[MurderTheHypotenuse as he is a potential witness.]]
** In VideoGame/Hitman2016 an unnamed antagonist shoots an unidentified businessman after he is given "the key".

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** In VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' 47 kills an innocent postal worker [[MurderTheHypotenuse as he is a potential witness.]]
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** In VideoGame/Hitman2016 ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'' an unnamed antagonist shoots an unidentified businessman after he is given "the key".
25th Jan '18 7:16:07 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Volcano", Servalan has secretly landed on a neutral planet, and orders two men send to her with a message from a local traitor killed [[LeaveNoWitnesses so they won't tell anyone of their presence]]. If fairness the stakes were pretty high, as there was a DoomsdayDevice on the planet which the locals had threatened to detonate if the Federation attempted a landing.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Volcano", Servalan has secretly landed on a neutral planet, and orders two men send sent to her with a message from a local traitor killed [[LeaveNoWitnesses so they won't tell anyone of their presence]]. If fairness the stakes were pretty high, as there was a DoomsdayDevice on the planet which the locals had threatened to detonate if the Federation attempted a landing.
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