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19th May '18 6:04:13 PM eroock
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A classic scenario for a JustInTime rescue, a FacingTheBulletsOneLiner, or a combination thereof. The condemned is sometimes offered OneLastSmoke. Expect a hero to refuse a blindfold. Contrast YouAlwaysHearTheBullet.

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A classic scenario for a JustInTime rescue, a LastMinuteReprieve, a FacingTheBulletsOneLiner, or a combination thereof. The condemned is sometimes offered OneLastSmoke. Expect a hero to refuse a blindfold. Contrast YouAlwaysHearTheBullet.
10th Apr '18 3:57:40 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': "Shot at Dawn" opens with a soldier being executed by firing squad during World War One for cowardice and desertion. His CO administers the CoupDeGrace, then throws up.
2nd Apr '18 11:01:33 PM foxley
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** "The War Games" has the Second Doctor in a UsefulNotes/WorldWarI re-creation sentenced to death by firing squad.
** Averted in "Genesis of the Daleks", after the Doctor and Harry are captured. Their captor remarks that normally they would be executed by firing squad, but since ammunition is so scarce, they'll be hanged instead.
** In the Fifth Doctor story "The Caves Of Androzani" the Doctor and Peri are captured and sentenced to death. Unusually, neither one refuses a blindfold (or, in this case, a red hood) but that's because [[spoiler:they're android duplicates.]]
** The Marshall in the Third Doctor story "The Mutants" tries to have four characters (including the Doctor's then current companion, Jo Grant) executed by firing squad. Two of the characters involved are charged with treason, a third with conspiracy, sabotage and terrorism. Meanwhile, Jo has been condemned simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
** Combined with TestedOnHumans in "The Time Warrior". Fortunately none of the [[GivingRadioToTheRomans medieval warriors have ever handled a firearm]] before, so they keep missing the Doctor as he keeps dodging about.
** In "The Curse of Fenric", Millington orders the Doctor, Ace and Sorin executed for treason. They are saved from the firing squad by the intervention of Sorin's men.
** In "Hell Bent", Rassilon tries to have the Doctor executed by a squad of Gallifreyan soldiers. [[spoiler:Such is the fear and respect inspired by the hero who saved Gallifrey, no soldier dares hit the Doctor. Eventually the entire squad and their commanding officer throw down their weapons and stand alongside him, deposing Rassilon in a bloodless mutiny.]]

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** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E7TheWarGames The War Games" Games]]" has the Second Doctor in a UsefulNotes/WorldWarI re-creation sentenced to death by firing squad.
** Averted in "Genesis of the Daleks", after the Doctor and Harry are captured. Their captor remarks that normally they would be executed by firing squad, but since ammunition is so scarce, they'll be hanged instead.
** In the Fifth Doctor story "The Caves Of Androzani" the Doctor and Peri are captured and sentenced to death. Unusually, neither one refuses a blindfold (or, in this case, a red hood) but that's because [[spoiler:they're android duplicates.]]
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The Marshall in the Third Doctor story "The Mutants" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants The Mutants]]" tries to have four characters (including the Doctor's then current companion, Jo Grant) executed by firing squad. Two of the characters involved are charged with treason, a third with conspiracy, sabotage and terrorism. Meanwhile, Jo has been condemned simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
** Combined with TestedOnHumans in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior The Time Warrior".Warrior]]". Fortunately none of the [[GivingRadioToTheRomans medieval warriors have ever handled a firearm]] before, so they keep missing the Doctor as he keeps dodging about.
** Averted in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Genesis of the Daleks]]", after the Doctor and Harry are captured. Their captor remarks that normally they would be executed by firing squad, but since ammunition is so scarce, they'll be hanged instead.
** In "The the Fifth Doctor story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani The Caves Of Androzani]]" the Doctor and Peri are captured and sentenced to death. Unusually, neither one refuses a blindfold (or, in this case, a red hood) but that's because [[spoiler:they're android duplicates.]]
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric The
Curse of Fenric", Fenric]]", Millington orders the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Sorin executed for treason. They are saved from the firing squad by the intervention of Sorin's men.
** In "Hell Bent", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]", Rassilon tries to have the Doctor executed by a squad of Gallifreyan soldiers. [[spoiler:Such is the fear and respect inspired by the hero who saved Gallifrey, no soldier dares hit the Doctor. Eventually the entire squad and their commanding officer throw down their weapons and stand alongside him, deposing Rassilon in a bloodless mutiny.]]
3rd Mar '18 10:27:45 PM foxley
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** In "The Curse of Fenric", Millington orders the Doctor, Ace and Sorin executed for treason. They are saved from the firing squad by the intervention of Sorin's men.
28th Nov '17 5:49:41 PM nombretomado
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** Note that as a spy, he was not subject to [[TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar the usual protections for prisoners of war]]. However, the mythos of the noble Arab is strong in the militaries of the Arab world, and thus a certain peculiar code of honor held in this situation.

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** Note that as a spy, he was not subject to [[TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar [[UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar the usual protections for prisoners of war]]. However, the mythos of the noble Arab is strong in the militaries of the Arab world, and thus a certain peculiar code of honor held in this situation.
2nd Nov '17 6:02:16 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/FortyNinthParallel'', Hirth has Vogul executed for attempting to defect from the Nazis to join the Hutterites.
20th Oct '17 4:09:30 PM JackG
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* ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}'' features the titular character's love interest scheduled for execution at dawn.

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* ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}'' features the titular character's love interest scheduled for execution at dawn.dawn at the Castel Sant'Angelo.
16th Oct '17 2:23:32 PM SeptimusHeap
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* In another [=WW2=] series ''Monsignor Renard'', a French teenager gets into a brawl with the German soldier who's dating his former girlfriend. Unfortunately a decree has been passed saying that any assault on a German soldier is punishable by death. Expecting to be thrown into prison, he gets sentenced to this trope instead. The German soldier is put on the firing squad as punishment after he tries to explain it was just a squabble over a girl that got out of hand.

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* In another [=WW2=] series ''Monsignor Renard'', ''Series/MonsignorRenard'', a French teenager gets into a brawl with the German soldier who's dating his former girlfriend. Unfortunately a decree has been passed saying that any assault on a German soldier is punishable by death. Expecting to be thrown into prison, he gets sentenced to this trope instead. The German soldier is put on the firing squad as punishment after he tries to explain it was just a squabble over a girl that got out of hand.
25th Jul '17 5:48:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'': One of the Soviet missions involves tracking down a traitor across the map. After he's captured, a cutscene shows him being executed by a firing squad.
16th Jul '17 5:18:45 PM nombretomado
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* In another WW2 series ''Monsignor Renard'', a French teenager gets into a brawl with the German soldier who's dating his former girlfriend. Unfortunately a decree has been passed saying that any assault on a German soldier is punishable by death. Expecting to be thrown into prison, he gets sentenced to this trope instead. The German soldier is put on the firing squad as punishment after he tries to explain it was just a squabble over a girl that got out of hand.

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* In another WW2 [=WW2=] series ''Monsignor Renard'', a French teenager gets into a brawl with the German soldier who's dating his former girlfriend. Unfortunately a decree has been passed saying that any assault on a German soldier is punishable by death. Expecting to be thrown into prison, he gets sentenced to this trope instead. The German soldier is put on the firing squad as punishment after he tries to explain it was just a squabble over a girl that got out of hand.
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