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25th Aug '16 3:56:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* In AJJEGames, ''Prinz Eugen'' (one of the LOTW ships) launched an attack on a pirate base. The captain ordered the destruction of escape pods from a pirate ship, on the grounds that the pirates would only conduct further murders.

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* In AJJEGames, Roleplay/AJJEGames, ''Prinz Eugen'' (one of the LOTW ships) launched an attack on a pirate base. The captain ordered the destruction of escape pods from a pirate ship, on the grounds that the pirates would only conduct further murders.
21st Aug '16 2:31:25 PM SmoCro
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**** Actually taking part in a rescue mission does give a vessel of war immunity. Which is why this incident is refered to as a 'prima facie war crime'.
16th Aug '16 10:03:41 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The Covenant are at it again in {{VideoGame/Halo 4}}; while Ivanoff Station is under attack by Covenant [[spoiler: under the Didact]], a tremor racks the station. When Chief asks what it was, the head scientist tells you the first evacuation craft had just been shot down.

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** The Covenant are at it again in {{VideoGame/Halo 4}}; ''{{VideoGame/Halo 4}}''; while Ivanoff Station is under attack by Covenant [[spoiler: under the Didact]], a tremor racks the station. When Chief asks what it was, the head scientist tells you the first evacuation craft had just been shot down.
13th Aug '16 9:53:25 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the first level of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', the Covenant shoot down the ''Pillar of Autumn''[='s=] escape pods which are trying to land on the eponymous ringworld, and then send troops to kill anyone who did manage to make landfall. Justified (militarily at least) by the fact that keeping humans from reaching Halo was their actual mission objective.
** Not to mention the entire point of the ''war'', for the Covenant, was to wipe out humanity.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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In the first level of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', the Covenant shoot down the ''Pillar of Autumn''[='s=] escape pods which are trying to land on the eponymous ringworld, and then send troops to kill anyone who did manage to make landfall. Justified (militarily at least) by the fact that keeping humans from reaching Halo was their actual mission objective.
** Not
objective (not to mention the entire point of the ''war'', ''war'' for the Covenant, Covenant was to wipe out humanity.humanity).



** This also happens in ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', with one mission involves the player having to protect civilian evacuation shuttles, which are under attack my Covenant forces.

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** This also happens in ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', with one mission involves the player having to protect civilian evacuation shuttles, which are under attack my by Covenant forces.
30th Jul '16 8:43:07 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' where the swarm of enemy spacecraft that destroy Enterprise snatch the lifepods as they eject, as they want prisoners for their own purposes.
6th Jul '16 5:37:12 PM shawn_allen
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* In ''Film/AirForceOne'', as he is wearing one parachutes and tossing the rest out of the plane, Gary Oldman's character gloats that either way (live or die) he wins since the BiggerBad General is being released at the same time.
3rd Jul '16 9:39:21 PM JackG
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* ''Film/MurphysWar'' (1971). The title character's RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the U-boat is due to the Germans machine-gunning his crewmates; Murphy being the SoleSurvivor.

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* ''Film/MurphysWar'' ''Murphy's War'' (1971). The title character's RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the U-boat is due to the Germans machine-gunning his crewmates; Murphy being the SoleSurvivor.
3rd Jul '16 9:38:25 PM JackG
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* Defied in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "The Changing Face of Evil," in which the female Founder orders Weyoun NOT to destroy a swarm of escape pods. Her reasoning is that the frightened troops will return home and spread their fear, thereby demoralizing the enemies of the [[TheEmpire Dominion]]. This is the exception, though; in "Valiant", for example, the Dominion shoot down the titular ship's escape pods moments after launch (but conveniently miss the main characters).

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* Defied in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "The Changing Face of Evil," in which the female Founder orders Weyoun NOT to destroy a swarm of escape pods. Her reasoning is that the [[SpareAMessenger frightened troops will return home and spread their fear, fear]], thereby demoralizing the enemies of the [[TheEmpire Dominion]]. This is the exception, though; in "Valiant", for example, the Dominion shoot down the titular ship's escape pods moments after launch (but conveniently miss the main characters).



** If you watch this scene, they do appear to be deliberately firing at the escape pods, which are well clear of the vessel when hit. The last pod to leave, however, is shielded by the explosion of the Valiant.

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** [[FreezeFrameBonus If you watch this scene, scene]], they do appear to be deliberately firing at the escape pods, which are well clear of the vessel when hit. The last pod to leave, however, is shielded by the explosion of the Valiant.
8th Jun '16 9:04:43 AM Kafkesque
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* ''[[Videogame/MechWarrior Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance]]'' uses a minor example of this trope to establish TheDragon as a [[KickTheDog complete bastard]]. He blows up [[spoiler: your uncle and [[MentorOccupationalHazard mentor's]]]] Mech and then snipes the ejection seat as it ejects.
25th May '16 9:51:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'', enemy AcePilot known by the Marines as Chiggy [[RedBaron von Richtofen]] was known to LeaveNoSurvivors, ultimately culminating in him shooting down the escape pod of a Wildcards MauveShirt, [[spoiler:which incidentally inspired the semi-RetiredBadass [[ColonelBadass Colonel TC McQueen]] to get off of the carrier and back into the cockpit solely to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kill Chiggy]]]].

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* In ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'', enemy AcePilot known by the Marines as Chiggy [[RedBaron von Richtofen]] was known to LeaveNoSurvivors, ultimately culminating in him shooting down the escape pod of a Wildcards MauveShirt, [[spoiler:which incidentally inspired the semi-RetiredBadass [[ColonelBadass Colonel TC McQueen]] to get off of the carrier and back into the cockpit solely to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kill Chiggy]]]].Chiggy]].
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