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16th May '16 6:20:14 AM Piando
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* In ''{{Deryni}} Rising'' Morgan kills a Stenrect crawler that was inches from Kelson's hand. A lady-in-waiting sees him draw and use his sword, but not the creature; she screams, guards come, and Morgan's [[HeroWithBadPublicity reputation]] is invoked.

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* In ''{{Deryni}} ''Literature/{{Deryni}} Rising'' Morgan kills a Stenrect crawler that was inches from Kelson's hand. A lady-in-waiting sees him draw and use his sword, but not the creature; she screams, guards come, and Morgan's [[HeroWithBadPublicity reputation]] is invoked.



* Seriously, almost every time anyone does ''anything'' in ''HarpersIsland'' it seems to be following this trope. That's what you get when you have 22 characters and every single one of them is a murder suspect.

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* Seriously, almost every time anyone does ''anything'' in ''HarpersIsland'' ''Series/HarpersIsland'' it seems to be following this trope. That's what you get when you have 22 characters and every single one of them is a murder suspect.



* Smoke of ''{{Bunnykill}} 3'' does this with Snowball, killing a bunny mook that was sneaking up behind him, before the two join forces.
* WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}: In "Heroes and Monsters", Qrow unveils his full scythe and charges at Ironwood, who is initially shocked but then stands guard as he thinks Qrow is about to attack him. As he jumps into the air, Qrow flies right past Ironwood and bisects the Griffon lunging towards him.

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* Smoke of ''{{Bunnykill}} ''WebAnimation/{{Bunnykill}} 3'' does this with Snowball, killing a bunny mook that was sneaking up behind him, before the two join forces.
* WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}: ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': In "Heroes and Monsters", Qrow unveils his full scythe and charges at Ironwood, who is initially shocked but then stands guard as he thinks Qrow is about to attack him. As he jumps into the air, Qrow flies right past Ironwood and bisects the Griffon lunging towards him.
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* In ''TrintonChronicles'', Aurora performs this act in the first scene of her meeting Sara. While in the ice maze Sara is walking by herself after leaving another group of people in a huff. She runs into Aurora, who promptly throws a knife at Sara's head. The knife misses by a few centimeters and it turns out Aurora saved her from some BigCreepyCrawlies that had been poised for an attack on her.

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* In ''TrintonChronicles'', ''Literature/TrintonChronicles'', Aurora performs this act in the first scene of her meeting Sara. While in the ice maze Sara is walking by herself after leaving another group of people in a huff. She runs into Aurora, who promptly throws a knife at Sara's head. The knife misses by a few centimeters and it turns out Aurora saved her from some BigCreepyCrawlies that had been poised for an attack on her.



* In ''ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', Beau is suspected by Velma to be somehow involved in the onset of the zombies. At one point, Beau lifts up a large rock and appears ready to chuck it at her, but he instead throws it further out to show Velma that she was about to walk into quicksand. Velma's suspicions are somewhat mitigated.

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* In ''ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', Beau is suspected by Velma to be somehow involved in the onset of the zombies. At one point, Beau lifts up a large rock and appears ready to chuck it at her, but he instead throws it further out to show Velma that she was about to walk into quicksand. Velma's suspicions are somewhat mitigated.
16th May '16 6:15:28 AM Piando
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* WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}: In "Heroes and Monsters", Qrow unveils his full scythe and charges at Ironwood, who is initially shocked but then stands guard as he thinks Qrow is about to attack him. As he jumps into the air, Qrow flies right past Ironwood and bisects the Griffon lunging towards him.
15th May '16 8:06:55 PM Elan
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* In the 1997 {{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}}/{{Comicbook/Daredevil}} Annual, the two reluctantly team up to take down SerialKiller Typhoid Mary. During a brawl with hired mob muscle, Deadpool concludes out loud that he'd quite like to kill DD himself and throws a knife...right into a huge henchman who was about to cut Daredevil in two.
8th May '16 4:24:20 PM R.G.
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* In an episode of ''Franchise/VoltronDefenderOfTheUniverse'', the Voltron Force frees a slave and meets up with the woman who leads the rebellion against the BigBad on some DeathWorld where the population is being forced to mine a dangerous substance through slave labor. The slave knows the layout of the enemy base, but he initially refuses to help and reveals he was a traitor and a soldier for the bad guys. The rebel leader draws her laser pistol and tells him not to move, and he tells her to go ahead and kill him. She then fires - and kills the roughly two foot scorpion on the wall behind him. She then delivers the obligatory PatrickStewartSpeech.

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* In an episode of ''Franchise/VoltronDefenderOfTheUniverse'', ''[[Anime/{{Voltron}} Voltron Defender of the Universe]]'', the Voltron Force frees a slave and meets up with the woman who leads the rebellion against the BigBad on some DeathWorld where the population is being forced to mine a dangerous substance through slave labor. The slave knows the layout of the enemy base, but he initially refuses to help and reveals he was a traitor and a soldier for the bad guys. The rebel leader draws her laser pistol and tells him not to move, and he tells her to go ahead and kill him. She then fires - and kills the roughly two foot scorpion on the wall behind him. She then delivers the obligatory PatrickStewartSpeech.
8th May '16 4:22:11 PM R.G.
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* In an episode of ''Anime/VoltronDefenderOfTheUniverse'', the Voltron Force frees a slave and meets up with the woman who leads the rebellion against the BigBad on some DeathWorld where the population is being forced to mine a dangerous substance through slave labor. The slave knows the layout of the enemy base, but he initially refuses to help and reveals he was a traitor and a soldier for the bad guys. The rebel leader draws her laser pistol and tells him not to move, and he tells her to go ahead and kill him. She then fires - and kills the roughly two foot scorpion on the wall behind him. She then delivers the obligatory PatrickStewartSpeech.

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* In an episode of ''Anime/VoltronDefenderOfTheUniverse'', ''Franchise/VoltronDefenderOfTheUniverse'', the Voltron Force frees a slave and meets up with the woman who leads the rebellion against the BigBad on some DeathWorld where the population is being forced to mine a dangerous substance through slave labor. The slave knows the layout of the enemy base, but he initially refuses to help and reveals he was a traitor and a soldier for the bad guys. The rebel leader draws her laser pistol and tells him not to move, and he tells her to go ahead and kill him. She then fires - and kills the roughly two foot scorpion on the wall behind him. She then delivers the obligatory PatrickStewartSpeech.
8th May '16 4:21:21 PM R.G.
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* In an episode of VoltronDefenderOfTheUniverse, the Voltron Force frees a slave and meets up with the woman who leads the rebellion against the BigBad on some DeathWorld where the population is being forced to mine a dangerous substance through slave labor. The slave knows the layout of the enemy base, but he initially refuses to help and reveals he was a traitor and a soldier for the bad guys. The rebel leader draws her laser pistol and tells him not to move, and he tells her to go ahead and kill him. She then fires - and kills the roughly two foot scorpion on the wall behind him. She then delivers the obligatory PatrickStewartSpeech.

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* In an episode of VoltronDefenderOfTheUniverse, ''Anime/VoltronDefenderOfTheUniverse'', the Voltron Force frees a slave and meets up with the woman who leads the rebellion against the BigBad on some DeathWorld where the population is being forced to mine a dangerous substance through slave labor. The slave knows the layout of the enemy base, but he initially refuses to help and reveals he was a traitor and a soldier for the bad guys. The rebel leader draws her laser pistol and tells him not to move, and he tells her to go ahead and kill him. She then fires - and kills the roughly two foot scorpion on the wall behind him. She then delivers the obligatory PatrickStewartSpeech.
17th Apr '16 7:27:37 AM JackG
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* ''The Eiger Sanction'' (1975). ClintEastwood plays an assassin sent to find an enemy agent among a team of mountain climbers, but he doesn't know which one it is. While he's sleeping, a climber flicks open a switchblade...which he then uses to splice some rope.

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* ''The Eiger Sanction'' (1975). ClintEastwood plays an assassin sent to find an enemy agent among a team of mountain climbers, but he doesn't know which one it is. While he's sleeping, a climber flicks open a switchblade...which he then uses to splice some rope.
17th Apr '16 7:26:13 AM JackG
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* An assassin in ''Film/JohnWick'' does a variant where the "scorpion" is not directly "stabbed": he appears to be setting up a sniper shot at a sleeping Wick, but he instead shoots Wick's pillow with the intent of making Wick aware of a hostile assassin it the room.

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* An assassin in ''Film/JohnWick'' does a variant where the "scorpion" is not directly "stabbed": he appears to be setting up a sniper shot at a sleeping Wick, but he instead shoots Wick's pillow with the intent of making Wick aware of a hostile assassin it in the room.



* ''The Eiger Sanction'' (1975). ClintEastwood plays an assassin sent to find an enemy agent among a team of mountain climbers, but he doesn't know which one it is. While he's sleeping, a climber flicks open a switchblade...which he then uses to splice some rope.

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* ''The Eiger Sanction'' (1975). ClintEastwood plays an assassin sent to find an enemy agent among a team of mountain climbers, but he doesn't know which one it is. is. While he's sleeping, a climber flicks open a switchblade...which he then uses to splice some rope.
17th Apr '16 7:25:33 AM JackG
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* ''The Eiger Sanction'' (1975). ClintEastwood plays an assassin sent to find an enemy agent among a team of mountain climbers, but he doesn't know which one it is. While he's sleeping, a climber flicks open a switchblade...which he then uses to splice some rope.
6th Apr '16 10:39:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in the ''SinCity'' story, "A Dame to Kill For," where [[spoiler:Ava appears to have Dwight [=McCarthy=] at point blank range and instead aims upward and shoots Manute in the face.]] She then claims mind control so as to regain his already once-misplaced trust. It doesn't work, as evidenced by the last page where [[spoiler:Ava]] has a bullet through her head.
* In the {{Tintin}} adventure ''The Secret of the Unicorn'', Captain Haddock (who by now was well-established as a friend of Tintin) charges with a whiskey bottle raised. Tintin assumes that the captain is coming for ''him'', possibly drunk or crazy, until the bottle flies and hits Gustav Bird, who was about to shoot Tintin from behind.

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* Subverted in the ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story, "A Dame to Kill For," where [[spoiler:Ava appears to have Dwight [=McCarthy=] at point blank range and instead aims upward and shoots Manute in the face.]] She then claims mind control so as to regain his already once-misplaced trust. It doesn't work, as evidenced by the last page where [[spoiler:Ava]] has a bullet through her head.
* In the {{Tintin}} ComicBook/{{Tintin}} adventure ''The Secret of the Unicorn'', Captain Haddock (who by now was well-established as a friend of Tintin) charges with a whiskey bottle raised. Tintin assumes that the captain is coming for ''him'', possibly drunk or crazy, until the bottle flies and hits Gustav Bird, who was about to shoot Tintin from behind.
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