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16th Apr '18 1:44:56 AM AgentSkyblueM7
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** Meanwhile Lelouch and [[spoiler: Nunnally]] had their own separate plans for using it. [[spoiler: Nunnally]]'s plan was to turn it into a target of hate for the world to unite against, resulting in peace once it gets destroyed. Lelouch's plan [[spoiler: turns out to be pretty much the same, [[ThanatosGambit except he uses himself as the target and has Suzaku as Zero kill him]], [[TheExremistWasRight which actually does result in a better peace than what Schneizel or Nunnally had in mind]]]]. This can be chalked up to [[spoiler: [[TheAtoner punishing himself with death for all the horrible things he already did]], and that using a person instead of a simple weapon for a common enemy would work much better]].
25th Jan '18 6:38:53 AM MasterFuzzy
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** Referred to overall as the "Doom of Damocles." The "Doom" is applied to those the White Council believes to be ''just'' shy of irredeemable, and can summed up as "One strike and you're out." With "out" meaning, "beheaded by the Wardens." Note that this usage has little to do with this trope and is based on the original meaning of the term (see the Other folder for explanation).

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** Referred to overall as the "Doom of Damocles." The "Doom" is applied to those wizards the White Council believes to be ''just'' shy of irredeemable, and can summed up as "One strike and you're out." With "out" meaning, "beheaded out," or in other words, "do any BlackMagic at all whatsoever and you get beheaded by the Wardens." Note that this usage has little to do with this trope and is based on the original meaning of the term (see the Other folder for explanation).term.
22nd Oct '17 1:19:57 PM superkeijikun
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** Unfortunately, he also plans to nuke any city that is currently at war. In other words, all of civilization will go back to the dark ages. Also, his character flaw is that he gets bored easily and might do a certain something [b]unnecessarily sadistic[/b] just to cheer himself up...

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** Unfortunately, he also plans to nuke any city that is currently at war. In other words, all of civilization will go back to the dark ages. Also, his character flaw is that he gets bored easily and might do a certain something [b]unnecessarily sadistic[/b] ''unnecessarily sadistic'' just to cheer himself up...
6th Sep '17 2:37:48 PM dsneybuf
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' villain Kang the Conquerer travels from the future in his ship, which, in his bid to conquer present-day Earth, is referred to as Damocles Base which is shaped like a giant sword.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' villain Kang the Conquerer travels from the future in his ship, which, in his bid to conquer present-day Earth, is referred to as Damocles Base which Base, and is shaped like a giant sword.sword. After the Avengers have Kang arrested, Damocles finds use as a base for the intergalactic peacekeeping organization, [[FunWithAcronyms SWORD]].
24th Aug '17 8:43:47 PM ZerroDefex
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* The TropeNamer is the myth of Damocles and King Dionysios from ancient Greece. Damocles, a low commoner, held his king, Dionysios, in extremely high regard and was very supportive of his rule and life, thinking his life as a king and ruler must be the grandest of all. Hearing about this, Dionysios [[ATasteOfPower invited Damocles to dine with him]], but when Damocles arrived, Dionysios had installed a sword just above Damocles' place in the room, hanging by a hair of a horse' mane. Despite being with his idol as an equal, Damocles couldn't enjoy the feast at all, being so nervous about the sword that he couldn't eat, drink or talk. Dionysios asked him if he enjoyed their meal, and Damocles answered that, in truth, it had been horrible and paranoia-inducing. To that, the king had one answer:

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* The TropeNamer is the myth of Damocles and King Dionysios Dionysius from ancient Greece. Damocles, a low commoner, held his king, Dionysios, in extremely high regard and was very supportive of his rule and life, thinking his life as a king and ruler must be the grandest of all. Hearing about this, Dionysios [[ATasteOfPower invited Damocles to dine with him]], but when Damocles arrived, Dionysios had installed a sword just above Damocles' place in the room, hanging by a hair of a horse' mane. Despite being with his idol as an equal, Damocles couldn't enjoy the feast at all, being so nervous about the sword that he couldn't eat, drink or talk. Dionysios asked him if he enjoyed their meal, and Damocles answered that, in truth, it had been horrible and paranoia-inducing. To that, the king had one answer:
24th Jun '17 11:00:41 AM nombretomado
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* In ''CodeGeass'', Schneizel's ultimate plan is to scare the world into peace by hanging a KillSat fortress armed with [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo the Geassverse's equivalent of nukes]] over their heads. Appropriately enough, the fortress is actually named Damocles.

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* In ''CodeGeass'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Schneizel's ultimate plan is to scare the world into peace by hanging a KillSat fortress armed with [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo the Geassverse's equivalent of nukes]] over their heads. Appropriately enough, the fortress is actually named Damocles.
4th Jun '17 12:01:15 PM Yuihime
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* In [[http://unlevelednate.deviantart.com/art/Damocles-502680870 this]] comic, the Sword of Damocles is a talking ArtifactOfDoom which hangs over adventurers that find it, someday to fall and kill them, but first to drive them into despair and loneliness by its menace. [[spoiler: The girl who finds it is TooDumbToFool, and uses the Sword to fight evil and become a great hero. Will the Sword kill her? Yes, but [[CursedWithAwesome she will wield it for good until then]].]]
19th May '17 12:41:49 AM kome360
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** Unfortunately, he also plans to nuke any city that is currently at war. In other words, all of civilization will go back to the dark ages. Also, his character flaw is that he gets bored easily and might do a certain something [b]unnecessarily sadistic[/b] just to cheer himself up...
28th Mar '17 1:59:11 AM Blazer
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* There was a storyline in ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'', where Kang the Conqueror decides to invade Earth (again) in an attempt to train his son Marcus. His base of operations is a gigantic spacecraft shaped like a sword called Damocles.
19th Mar '17 12:02:50 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Governor Tarkin''', stating his [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Tarkin_Doctrine named doctrine]] in ''StarWarsANewHope''

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-->-- '''Governor Tarkin''', stating his [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Tarkin_Doctrine named doctrine]] in ''StarWarsANewHope''
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