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29th Mar '17 1:02:11 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' Season 2, [[spoiler:when the Turbines get attacked by Gjallarhorn, Naze orders everyone to evacuate, intending to take them on solo (though his wife Amida Arca refuses to abandon him). Iok orders his men to sink the lifeboats, and they manage to get a couple before Tekkadan's boys "accidentally" stumble across the battle and cover their retreat.]] As horrible as the act is already, there's an even more cold-blooded reason for it: [[spoiler:Iok's forces are using illegal Dáinsleif railcannons [[{{Hypocrite}} (the weapons they accused Naze of transporting)]] and [[LeaveNoWitnesses they're assuring that nobody can report them.]]]]
27th Mar '17 4:31:21 AM Divra
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** There's a very scary scene when it sounds like the Grayson Navy commander (a good guy), but ''very'' angry over Honor's "execution" has ordered his men to do this.

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** There's a very scary scene when it sounds like the Grayson Navy commander (a good guy), but ''very'' angry over Honor's "execution" has ordered his men to do this. He hasn't; the order was "no mercy", i.e 'leave the lifeboats'. 'Sink the lifeboats' would have been 'no ''quarter'''.
26th Mar '17 1:46:27 PM Caps-luna
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* American submarines and aircraft would occasionally do this in WorldWarTwo if they sank a Japanese ship near Japanese-held or contested islands, on the grounds that Allied troops would have to later kill them anyway. Early in the war, they tried to rescue survivors from Japanese ships that sank or aircraft that were shot down, but after enough of the survivors refused help or tried to kill their would-be rescuers, preferring to go down fighting rather than be taken prisoner, the Americans lost interest in helping them. A regrettable case of IDidWhatIHadToDo or a serious case of MoralDissonance, take your pick. For their part, the Japanese would often execute rescued American fliers who were shot down over Japanese fleets, sometimes immediately after fishing them out of the water, and more than a quarter of captured westerners died in Japanese captivity.

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* American submarines and aircraft would occasionally do this in WorldWarTwo if they sank a Japanese ship near Japanese-held or contested islands, on the grounds that Allied troops would have to later kill them anyway. Early in the war, they tried to rescue survivors from Japanese ships that sank or aircraft that were shot down, but after enough of the survivors refused help or tried to kill their would-be rescuers, preferring to go down fighting rather than be taken prisoner, the Americans lost interest in helping them. A regrettable case of IDidWhatIHadToDo or a serious case of MoralDissonance, take your pick. For their part, the Japanese would often execute rescued American fliers who were shot down over Japanese fleets, sometimes immediately after fishing them out of the water, and more than a quarter of captured westerners died in Japanese captivity. They were also known to shell life rafts or dense patches of sailors abandoning ships.
18th Mar '17 12:14:42 AM FordPrefect
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* In the classic Llamas with Hats 2, Carl manages to sink an entire cruise ship. The dialogue goes something like:

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* In the classic Llamas with Hats ''LlamasWitHats'' 2, Carl manages to sink an entire cruise ship. The dialogue goes something like:
18th Mar '17 12:12:40 AM FordPrefect
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* In ''Film/AirForceOne'', as he is wearing one parachutes and tossing the rest out of the plane, Creator/GaryOldman's character gloats that either way (live or die) he wins since the BiggerBad General is being released at the same time.

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* In ''Film/AirForceOne'', as he is wearing one parachutes parachute and tossing the rest out of the plane, Creator/GaryOldman's character gloats that either way (live or die) he wins since the BiggerBad General is being released at the same time.
27th Feb '17 6:59:39 PM Rodrigokun
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', General Grievious orders his ship the ''Malevolence'' to shoot at fleeing escape pods. On the grounds that he has a reputation to keep. He also had the slightly more legitimate reason of ensuring that the Republic does not learn of the Malevolence's secret weapon (a giant ion cannon) and begin countermeasures. Sure enough, it doesn't take long after some survivors are successfully recovered that the ''Malevolence'' is crippled and scuttled.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', General Grievious Grievous orders his ship the ''Malevolence'' to shoot at fleeing escape pods. On the grounds that he has a reputation to keep. He also had the slightly more legitimate reason of ensuring that the Republic does not learn of the Malevolence's secret weapon (a giant ion cannon) and begin countermeasures. Sure enough, it doesn't take long after some survivors are successfully recovered that the ''Malevolence'' is crippled and scuttled.
27th Feb '17 9:54:59 AM nm3youtube
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->''All those escape pods. So small. So vulnerable. I'll order their destruction immediately.''
-->-- '''Weyoun''', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''[[note]]He was immediately overruled[[/note]]
20th Feb '17 6:15:35 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Implied near the beginning of ''Film/StarWars: Film/ANewHope''. Two Imperials gunners nearly shoot down the escape pod that the droids are on after the pod launches from Princess Leia's ship, as one of the gunners says, "There goes another one!" When they detect no life signs aboard, they allow the pod to pass. Of course, given the existence of sentient droids and the fact that they're trying to [[LeaveNoWitnesses stop information]] from escaping, not a person, this was a rather foolish approach to take.

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* Implied near the beginning of ''Film/StarWars: ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope''. Two Imperials gunners nearly shoot down the escape pod that the droids are on after the pod launches from Princess Leia's ship, as one of the gunners says, "There goes another one!" When they detect no life signs aboard, they allow the pod to pass. Of course, given the existence of sentient droids and the fact that they're trying to [[LeaveNoWitnesses stop information]] from escaping, not a person, this was a rather foolish approach to take.
20th Feb '17 6:14:18 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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For cases of sinking your own lifeboats (Break the kettles and sink the boats) to prevent holding back see BurningTheShips.

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For cases of sinking your own lifeboats (Break the kettles and sink the boats) to prevent holding back back, see BurningTheShips.
10th Feb '17 8:53:10 PM SirVancelot131
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* During the GrandFinale of ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'', Trakeena (who has gone completely off her rocker after [[spoiler: fusing with Deviot]]) cripples Terra Venture by turning her minions into suicide bombers. She then orders an attack on the fleeing emergency shuttles, which proves one step too far for NobleDemon Villamax.

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* During the GrandFinale of ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'', Trakeena (who has gone completely off her rocker after [[spoiler: fusing with Deviot]]) cripples Terra Venture by turning her minions into suicide bombers. She then orders an attack on the fleeing emergency shuttles, which proves one step too far for NobleDemon Villamax. He gets destroyed because of his refusal to do it, but this buys the Rangers enough time to attack her ship directly and prevent the shuttles from being hit.
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