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14th May '18 2:59:26 PM x_countryguy
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->'''Zuko:''' I have you now! HIYA!
->'''Zhao:''' Oh My God! Did you really just miss me point blank?!
->'''Zuko:''' No, I, um... I did it on purpose so, um... let that be a lesson to you!
->'''Zhao:''' Oh, so instead of being completely talentless you're just completely ball-less! Nice save there, Chief!

to:

->'''Zuko:''' I have you now! HIYA!
->'''Zhao:'''
HIYA!\\
'''Zhao:'''
Oh My God! Did you really just miss me point blank?!
->'''Zuko:'''
blank?!\\
'''Zuko:'''
No, I, um... I did it on purpose so, um... let that be a lesson to you!
->'''Zhao:'''
you!\\
'''Zhao:'''
Oh, so instead of being completely talentless you're just completely ball-less! Nice save there, Chief!



-->''"I... I... [[VillainousBSOD I can't]]."''

to:

-->''"I...-->'''Chara:''' ''I... I... [[VillainousBSOD I can't]]."'' ''



--> '''Inigo:''' Kill me quickly.
--> '''Man In Black:''' I would sooner destroy a stained-glass window than an artist like yourself. However, since I can't have you following me, either... (''hits him with the hilt'') Please understand, I hold you in the highest respect.

to:

--> '''Inigo:''' -->'''Inigo:''' Kill me quickly.
-->
quickly.\\
'''Man In Black:''' I would sooner destroy a stained-glass window than an artist like yourself. However, since I can't have you following me, either... (''hits ''[hits him with the hilt'') hilt]'' Please understand, I hold you in the highest respect.



-->'''Auntie:''' "Well, ain't we a pair? Raggedy man."

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-->'''Auntie:''' "Well, Well, ain't we a pair? Raggedy man."



--> '''Angel:''' Little wide...

to:

--> '''Angel:''' --->'''Angel:''' Little wide...



-->'''Mal''': Mercy is the mark of a great man.
-->''*Stabs his opponent in the side*''
-->'''Mal''': Guess I'm just a good man.
-->''*Stabs him again*''
-->'''Mal''': Well, I'm all right.

to:

-->'''Mal''': -->'''Mal:''' Mercy is the mark of a great man.
-->''*Stabs
man.\\
''[Stabs
his opponent in the side*''
-->'''Mal''':
side]''\\
'''Mal:'''
Guess I'm just a good man.
-->''*Stabs
man.\\
''[Stabs
him again*''
-->'''Mal''':
again]''\\
'''Mal:'''
Well, I'm all right.



-->'''Big Bad:''' See you in Leavenworth.
-->'''Guy:''' [[spoiler:(shoots him in the leg, drops gun) That's so I can hear you comin'!]]

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-->'''Big Bad:''' See you in Leavenworth.
-->'''Guy:''' [[spoiler:(shoots
Leavenworth.\\
'''Guy:''' [[spoiler:''[shoots
him in the leg, drops gun) gun]'' That's so I can hear you comin'!]]



--> '''Jane:''' I win! And you're going to Hell ''alone''.

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--> '''Jane:''' -->'''Jane:''' I win! And you're going to Hell ''alone''.



--> '''Ezio:''' No more killing. I'm done.

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--> '''Ezio:''' -->'''Ezio:''' No more killing. I'm done.



-->"Why didn't you kill me?"
-->"I was going to. But then I thought: 'Nah.'"

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-->"Why -->'''Chris:''' Why didn't you kill me?"
-->"I
me?\\
'''Dan:''' I
was going to. But then I thought: 'Nah.'"'



-->'''Starscream:''' Go on! Do it! Megatron will only terminate me for treason if I dare return to the Decepticons now. You may as well be the one to put me out of my misery.
-->'''Arcee:''' (hesitates, then pulls blade back) [[spoiler:[[NoSell As if I needed convincing.]]]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Starscream:''' (realizes she's actually going to do it) What?! WAIT! ''NO!!'']]

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-->'''Starscream:''' Go on! Do it! Megatron will only terminate me for treason if I dare return to the Decepticons now. You may as well be the one to put me out of my misery.
-->'''Arcee:''' (hesitates,
misery.\\
'''Arcee:''' ''[hesitates,
then pulls blade back) back]'' [[spoiler:[[NoSell As if I needed convincing.]]]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Starscream:''' (realizes
]]]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Starscream:''' ''[realizes
she's actually going to do it) it]'' What?! WAIT! ''NO!!'']]
2nd May '18 8:47:11 PM Malady
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Oh, and there are supposedly a few types of sword actually designed to strike the killing blow with an overhead strike that splits the target's skull. [[IThoughtItMeant It doesn't have to be that literal to count as this trope.]]

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Oh, and there are supposedly a few types of sword actually designed to strike the killing blow with an overhead strike that splits the target's skull. [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant It doesn't have to be that literal to count as this trope.]]
3rd Mar '18 2:37:34 PM ultimomant
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* In the climax of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Beast [[NeckLift is holding Gaston by the neck]] over the ledge of the castle threatening to drop him to death. However, [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim he can't go through with it and grudgingly spares Gaston]] giving him a firm {{Get Out}}. However, Gaston responds by [[BackstabBackfire stabbing Gaston in the back still trying to kill him.]]

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* In the climax of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Beast [[NeckLift is holding Gaston by the neck]] over the ledge of the castle threatening to drop him to death. However, [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim he can't go through with it and grudgingly spares Gaston]] giving him a firm {{Get Out}}. However, Gaston responds by [[BackstabBackfire stabbing Gaston Beast in the back still trying to kill him.him, only to lose his balance and fall to his death.]]
12th Feb '18 8:23:43 AM Cryoclaste
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* [[{{Legacy Of Kain}} Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2]]: Raziel holds the Soul Reaver over his head in order to execute Kain, [[spoiler:only to spare him in the last second, changing his destiny and the course of history forever.]]

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* [[{{Legacy Of Kain}} Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2]]: ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKainSoulReaver2:'' Raziel holds the Soul Reaver over his head in order to execute Kain, [[spoiler:only to spare him in the last second, changing his destiny and the course of history forever.]]
5th Feb '18 3:31:33 AM JackG
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* ''The Killer Ascendant'' by Creator/BarryEisler. HitmanWithAHeart John Rain considers doing this with CIA RogueAgent Jim Hilger (who had kidnapped and tortured his friend Dox) because he's considering changing his ways from being a cold-blooded killer. As a concession he allows Hilger to make a phone call to his sister as a LastRequest, has a sudden throught that Hilger is using the call to activate a bomb remotely and kills him immediately. Later Rain wonders if he allowed Hilger to make the call just so he'd have an excuse to kill him.

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* ''The Killer Ascendant'' by Creator/BarryEisler. HitmanWithAHeart John Rain considers doing this with CIA RogueAgent Jim Hilger (who had kidnapped and tortured his friend Dox) because he's considering changing his ways from being a cold-blooded killer. As a concession he allows Hilger to make a phone call to his sister as a LastRequest, has a sudden throught thought that Hilger is using the call to activate a bomb remotely and kills him immediately.him. Later Rain wonders if he allowed Hilger to make the call just so he'd have an excuse to kill him.
5th Feb '18 3:31:01 AM JackG
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* ''The Killer Ascendant'' by Creator/BarryEisler. HitmanWithAHeart John Rain considers doing this with CIA RogueAgent Jim Hilger (who had kidnapped and tortured his friend Dox) because he's considering changing his ways from being a cold-blooded killer. As a concession he allows Hilger to make a phone call to his sister as a LastRequest, has a sudden throught that Hilger is using the call to activate a bomb remotely and kills him immediately. Later Rain wonders if he allowed Hilger to make the call just so he'd have an excuse to kill him.
28th Dec '17 11:01:55 AM Orbiting
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* ''Literature/TheManWithTheTerribleEyes'': A variant with electrical powers rather than a physical weapon. After he's won their fight and has the Supervisor on the ground at his mercy, the Man stands over him and is torn between the desire to kill him after all he'd done to him and his disgust at the thought of murdering him in cold blood. He eventually decides to let him live.
23rd Dec '17 8:44:22 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Happens several times in the first two seasons as Travis (and sometimes Servalan) had PlotArmor, as they had to survive to serve as Blake's ArchEnemy. The reasons given include Blake knowing that the Federation would just send someone else (and he's convinced he can always beat Travis), [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim because he's worried he'd enjoy it]], or as a CruelMercy (because Travis will be punished for failing, or because he's lost everything after going RogueAgent). When AntiHero Avon becomes the leader he's not burdened by such qualms, so Servalan usually arranges a MexicanStandoff or VillainExitStageLeft However Avon (and Tarrant in "Sand", despite Servalan arranging the death of his brother) seem equally [[FoeRomanceSubtext reluctant to kill her]] as [[FoeYay Blake was to kill Travis.]]
11th Nov '17 9:38:38 PM Nadim
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* In the climax of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Beast [[NeckLift is holding Gaston by the neck]] over the ledge of the castle threatening to drop him to death. However, [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim he can't go through with it and grudgingly spares Gaston giving him a firm {{Get Out}}. However, Gaston responds by [[BackstabBackfire stabbing Gaston in the back still trying to kill him.]]

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* In the climax of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Beast [[NeckLift is holding Gaston by the neck]] over the ledge of the castle threatening to drop him to death. However, [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim he can't go through with it and grudgingly spares Gaston Gaston]] giving him a firm {{Get Out}}. However, Gaston responds by [[BackstabBackfire stabbing Gaston in the back still trying to kill him.]]
11th Nov '17 9:37:41 PM Nadim
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* In the climax of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Beast [[NeckLift is holding Gaston by the neck]] over the ledge of the castle threatening to drop him to death. However, [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim he can't go through with it and grudgingly spares Gaston giving him a firm {{Get Out}}. However, Gaston responds by [[BackstabBackfire stabbing Gaston in the back still trying to kill him.]]
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