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11th Nov '16 4:34:13 AM Az_Tech341
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* A DeletedScene in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' features Emperor Commodus forcing General Quintus to execute some of his innocent soldiers by bow & arrow firing squad, which helps to explain [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal why Quintus betrays him at the end of the film]].

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* A DeletedScene in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' features Emperor Commodus forcing General Quintus to execute some of his innocent soldiers by bow & arrow firing squad, which helps to would help explain [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal why Quintus betrays him at the end of the film]].
10th Nov '16 8:23:22 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* A DeletedScene in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' features Emperor Commodus forcing General Quintus to execute some of his innocent soldiers by bow & arrow firing squad, which helps to explain [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal why Quintus betrays him at the end of the film]].
7th Nov '16 4:41:10 PM Eddy1215
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* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon "Rebel Without Claws" has Sylvester (an interceptor for the north in the Civil War) capturing Tweety (a messenger bird for the south). Tweety faces a firing squad who happen to be all cockeyed and not too efficient with their weapons--they shoot Sylvester instead.

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* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon "Rebel Without Claws" has Sylvester (an interceptor for the north in the Civil War) capturing Tweety (a messenger bird for the south). Tweety faces a firing squad who happen to be all cockeyed and not too efficient with their weapons--they weapons--[[FriendlyFire they shoot Sylvester instead.instead]].



* This is a favored method of execution in Thembria in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. Except they like to use ''cannons''(sometimes tanks).

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* This is a favored method of execution in Thembria in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. Except they like to use ''cannons''(sometimes tanks).''cannons'' (sometimes tanks).
-->'''Col. Spigot''': We're very thorough.
19th Oct '16 2:48:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* An impromptu version occurs in ''Dillinger'' (1973). Pretty Boy Floyd is being chased on foot by a posse when FBI agent Melvin Purvis figures 'stuff this', orders everyone to stop running, take aim and fire.

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* An impromptu version occurs in ''Dillinger'' ''Film/{{Dillinger}}'' (1973). Pretty Boy Floyd is being chased on foot by a posse when FBI agent Melvin Purvis figures 'stuff this', orders everyone to stop running, take aim and fire.



* ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' - The title character is sentenced to death for [[SkewedPriorities shooting General Melchett's carrier pigeon.]] He gets an ''absolute'' LastMinuteReprieve (they got as far as "Ready, aim, FF-") thanks to George's uncle. [[spoiler: Then he learns that George himself never got round to asking his uncle's help, as he and Baldrick got drunk celebrating their EurekaMoment. He's not happy; however, he does get his revenge by volunteering George and Baldrick for a SuicideMission (they, of course, survive).]]

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* ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' ''Series/BlackadderGoesForth'' - The title character is sentenced to death for [[SkewedPriorities shooting General Melchett's carrier pigeon.]] He gets an ''absolute'' LastMinuteReprieve (they got as far as "Ready, aim, FF-") thanks to George's uncle. [[spoiler: Then he learns that George himself never got round to asking his uncle's help, as he and Baldrick got drunk celebrating their EurekaMoment. He's not happy; however, he does get his revenge by volunteering George and Baldrick for a SuicideMission (they, of course, survive).]]
28th Sep '16 10:49:08 PM SAMAS
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* In ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', Admiral Wolfgang Mueller will not hesitate to have his own soldiers executed if he catches them abusing the population of a conquered world.

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* In ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', Admiral Wolfgang Mueller Mittenmyer will not hesitate to have his own soldiers executed if he catches them abusing the population of a conquered world.
28th Sep '16 10:40:36 PM SAMAS
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* In ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', Admiral Wolfgang Mueller will not hesitate to have his own soldiers executed if he catches them abusing the population of a conquered world.



* ''Film/PathsOfGlory'' starring Kirk Douglas. After an ill-planned attack fails, three solders are selected, condemned by a KangarooCourt-martial for cowardice,[[spoiler: and shot at dawn]].

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* ''Film/PathsOfGlory'' starring Kirk Douglas. After an ill-planned attack fails, three solders are selected, condemned by a KangarooCourt-martial for cowardice,[[spoiler: cowardice, and shot at dawn]].of course, shot.


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* This is a favored method of execution in Thembria in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. Except they like to use ''cannons''(sometimes tanks).
28th Sep '16 10:29:01 PM SAMAS
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* ''Film/PathsOfGlory'' starring Kirk Douglas. After an ill-planned attack fails, three solders are selected, condemned by a kangaroo court-martial for cowardice,[[spoiler: and shot at dawn]].

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* ''Film/PathsOfGlory'' starring Kirk Douglas. After an ill-planned attack fails, three solders are selected, condemned by a kangaroo court-martial KangarooCourt-martial for cowardice,[[spoiler: and shot at dawn]].
7th Sep '16 5:22:56 AM JackG
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* An impromptu version occurs in ''Dillinger'' (1973). Pretty Boy Floyd is being chased on foot by a posse when FBI agent Melvin Purvis figures 'stuff this', orders everyone to stop running, take aim and fire.
3rd Sep '16 7:44:26 AM JackG
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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.
19th Jul '16 4:29:45 AM eowynjedi
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* Nicola Fafas is executed in ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'' for daring to discover evidence that Newtypes can be born on Earth as well as space.

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* Nicola Fafas is executed in ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'' X]]''
** The crew of the ''Frieden'' is very nearly killed like this, being shipped to Siberia on a train and lined up in front of a trench that's already been dug for them. Fortunately, [[SixthRanger Carris Nautilus]] comes back as TheCavalry to bail them out.
** Nicola Fafas is executed
for daring to discover evidence that Newtypes can be born on Earth as well as space.space and suggesting peace negotiations with the Federation. Both would upend Rasso's grip on power, since he's espousing a spacenoid MasterRace philosophy.
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