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6th Sep '16 1:41:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* During the era of UsefulNotes/TheCrusades, UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar had grown so rich in wealth and power that King Philip IV of France became jealous and staged a massive arrest of the Knights in France (on Friday October 13, 1307, no less), tortured them into confessing blasphemous sins, and executed as many of them as he could. Five years, later, he got the Pope to disband the order, driving the surviving Templars into other knightly orders - mostly TheKnightsHospitallers. And thus were a slew of AncientConspiracy theories about the hidden Templar treasure born…

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* During the era of UsefulNotes/TheCrusades, UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar had grown so rich in wealth and power that King Philip IV of France became jealous and staged a massive arrest of the Knights in France (on Friday October 13, 1307, no less), tortured them into confessing blasphemous sins, and executed as many of them as he could. Five years, later, he got the Pope to disband the order, driving the surviving Templars into other knightly orders - mostly TheKnightsHospitallers.UsefulNotes/TheKnightsHospitallers. And thus were a slew of AncientConspiracy theories about the hidden Templar treasure born…
31st Aug '16 10:30:06 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/TheLastShip'': In the Season 3 episode "Legacy", the instigators of TheCoup move to secure their power base by having all surviving senior officers of the US military assassinated, allowing them to seize control of forces on the regional level.
28th Aug '16 10:11:00 AM Hanz
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', where the two end up in a world filled with SpaceAmish CatFolk about to initiate "The Festival", which is basically just like the film series. According to Rick, this is actually a common practice by many civilizations across the multiverse under different names and he decides to stick around to watch. By the end of the episode, he and a local end up killing the resident societal elites keeping the practice going, only for the commoners to decide to keep the tradition going for the sake of convenience.
24th Aug '16 12:25:53 AM Dravencour
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* The finale of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has Lelouch [[spoiler:preside over a mass execution of his former allies. Instead of going through with it, Lelouch instead arranged this so he could be [[ThanatosGambit publicly killed by Suzaku]], taking all the hatred in the world with him.]]

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* The finale of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has Lelouch [[spoiler:preside over a mass execution of his former allies. Instead of going through with it, Lelouch instead [[ZeroApprovalGambit arranged this so he could be be]] [[ThanatosGambit publicly killed by Suzaku]], [[ZeroApprovalGambit taking all the hatred in the world with him.him]].]]
14th Aug '16 5:13:48 PM DenisK21
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** From the same season is another "Purge", though this one cooked by long-gone alien Precursors. The artifacts and technology left all over Chorus were only supposed to fall into the hands of the "worthy". Whoever claims the [[CoolSword Great Key]] can choose to initiate the Purge if the people on the planet are UN-worthy, and all sentient life outside the Purge temple would be exterminated. [[spoiler:This ends up being the ultimate goal for Charon's mercs when they here about it.]]
14th Aug '16 1:55:05 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' the Prophets order the Brutes to do this to the Elites after the changing of the guard and subsequent schism within the Covenant.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' the Prophets order Prophet of Truth orders the Brutes to do this to the Elites after the changing of the guard and subsequent schism guard, which causes a massive civil war within the Covenant; this "Great Schism" eventually leads to the complete collapse of the Covenant.
11th Aug '16 1:32:36 PM MCanter89
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* ''Film/ThePurge'': The trope name and the film's title are the same. The 12-hour event is called The Purge, and the intent behind it is to both get rid of the undesirable parts of society, and [[DoubleMeaningTitle purge the nation of its violent impulses in one go]].

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* ''Film/ThePurge'': The trope name and the film's title are the same. The 12-hour event is called The Purge, and the intent behind it is to both get rid of the undesirable parts of society, society and [[DoubleMeaningTitle purge the nation of its violent impulses in one go]].
5th Aug '16 12:51:22 PM MCanter89
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As the Real Life section of the page attests, this is often TruthInTelevision. The strongest threats to an organization are often from within and consolidation of power often includes removing those threats as swiftly and permanently as possible. Ironically, extensive early purges often lead to instability later on when the loss of talent, experience, and dissenting opinion creates an incompetent YesMan culture and sets up a SuccessionCrisis because of the power vacuum.

If this is a major feature of a character's BackStory, it usually leads to the character becoming the SoleSurvivor of the purge, possibly even the LastOfHisKind. Compare YouHaveFailedMe, in which individual minions are singled out for punishment.

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As the Real Life section of the page attests, this is often TruthInTelevision. The strongest threats to an organization are often from within within, and consolidation of power often includes removing those threats as swiftly and permanently as possible. Ironically, extensive early purges often lead to instability later on when the loss of talent, experience, and dissenting opinion creates an incompetent YesMan culture and sets up a SuccessionCrisis because of the power vacuum.

If this is a major feature of a character's BackStory, {{backstory}}, it usually leads to the character becoming the SoleSurvivor of the purge, possibly even the LastOfHisKind. Compare YouHaveFailedMe, in which individual minions are singled out for punishment.
5th Aug '16 12:33:25 PM MCanter89
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'': [[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Hydra}} agents successfully infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D., turning their Anti-Terrorist Arsenal Fortresses into purging death-machines that kill hobos and baseball dads because of their unrealized ability to instill freedom and chaos no matter how oppressive America becomes. They also try to kill as many superheroes as possible, for obvious reasons. ComicBook/NickFury and a small team decide to do a purge of their own by reprogramming the Arsenals.]]

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'': [[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Hydra}} agents successfully infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D., ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}, turning their Anti-Terrorist Arsenal Fortresses Project Insight helicarriers into purging death-machines that kill hobos and baseball dads because of their unrealized ability to instill freedom and chaos no matter how oppressive America becomes. They also try to kill as many superheroes as possible, for obvious reasons. ComicBook/NickFury ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and a small team decide to do a purge of their own by reprogramming the Arsenals.helicarriers to fire on each other.]]
5th Aug '16 12:27:44 PM MCanter89
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** Following the death of Gold Roger, the World Government decided that anyone and everyone connected to the Pirate King must pay for his crimes. This goes from otherwise innocent shipwrights who were just doing business [[spoiler: to any unborn children he might have had.]]
* In ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', the Red Dragon, after Vicious attempts to take over the syndicate, orders the deaths of everyone connected to him, including the crew of the Bebop, in episode 25. [[spoiler: The crew of the Bebop escape death, along with Spike's long lost love Julia, and Vicious succeeds in his second attempt to take power, but keeps the hit on Spike and Julia active, setting up Episode 26's final showdown]].

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** Following the death of Gold Roger, the World Government decided that anyone and everyone connected to the Pirate King must pay for his crimes. This goes from otherwise innocent shipwrights who were just doing business [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to any unborn children he might have had.]]
* In ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', the Red Dragon, after Vicious attempts to take over the syndicate, orders the deaths of everyone connected to him, including the crew of the Bebop, in episode 25. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The crew of the Bebop escape death, along with Spike's long lost love Julia, and Vicious succeeds in his second attempt to take power, but keeps the hit on Spike and Julia active, setting up Episode 26's final showdown]].



** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'', both the Earth Alliance and [=ZAFT=] initiated Purges - the Earth Alliance used [=ZAFT=]'s "Operation Spitbreak" to eradicate the Eurasia Army and attempt to kill the ''Archangel'' crew so that the Atlantic Federation (and thus Blue Cosmos) would have power. When "Operation Spitbreak" failed, [=ZAFT=] leader Patrick Zala ordered all Moderates within their power structure killed, which included Lacus Clyne's father (and former [=ZAFT=] leader), Siegel Clyne. At that point, both groups decided to turn their Purging urges on the other group - the Bloody Valentine War would now be a war of eradication - all part of [[BiggerBad Rau Le Crueset's]] plan.

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** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'', both the Earth Alliance and [=ZAFT=] ZAFT initiated Purges - the Earth Alliance used [=ZAFT=]'s ZAFT's "Operation Spitbreak" to eradicate the Eurasia Army and attempt to kill the ''Archangel'' crew so that the Atlantic Federation (and thus Blue Cosmos) would have power. When "Operation Spitbreak" failed, [=ZAFT=] ZAFT leader Patrick Zala ordered all Moderates within their power structure killed, which included Lacus Clyne's father (and former [=ZAFT=] ZAFT leader), Siegel Clyne. At that point, both groups decided to turn their Purging urges on the other group - the Bloody Valentine War would now be a war of eradication - all part of [[BiggerBad Rau Le Crueset's]] plan.



** Yhwach aka said Quincy King later does another Auswählen to everyone of his minions who are not in his [[PraetorianGuard Elite Guard.]] The survivors [[spoiler: like Liltotto and Giselle]] still got their powers drained. He used the absorbed power to strengthen himself and his Elite Guard.

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** Yhwach aka said Quincy King later does another Auswählen to everyone of his minions who are not in his [[PraetorianGuard Elite Guard.]] Guard]]. The survivors [[spoiler: like [[spoiler:like Liltotto and Giselle]] still got their powers drained. He used the absorbed power to strengthen himself and his Elite Guard.



* The finale of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has Lelouch [[spoiler: preside over a mass execution of his former allies. Instead of going through with it, Lelouch instead arranged this so he could be [[ThanatosGambit publicly killed by Suzaku,]] taking all the hatred in the world with him.]]

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* The finale of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has Lelouch [[spoiler: preside [[spoiler:preside over a mass execution of his former allies. Instead of going through with it, Lelouch instead arranged this so he could be [[ThanatosGambit publicly killed by Suzaku,]] Suzaku]], taking all the hatred in the world with him.]]



** ''Legacy'' takes this a step further when the simple risk of Outcome being connected to Treadstone leads to the [=CIA=] killing all associated operatives and the civilian research staff.

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** ''Legacy'' takes this a step further when the simple risk of Outcome being connected to Treadstone leads to the [=CIA=] CIA killing all associated operatives and the civilian research staff.



** In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Palpatine's Order 66 shows Jedi all over the galaxy being ruthlessly murdered by their own clone troopers. Though we don't see much of it, there's also Anakin's leading the 501st legion into the Jedi Temple to murder the Jedi-in-Training. After that there's the massacre of the Separatist leaders by Anakin, while Palpatine gives a NewEraSpeech reforming TheRepublic into TheEmpire.
** And decades later, shortly before ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' takes place, Kylo Ren enacts a smaller-scale, but no less devastating Jedi purge of his own – namely, all of Luke Skywalker's Jedi students.

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** In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Palpatine's Order 66 shows Jedi all over the galaxy being ruthlessly murdered by their own clone troopers. Though we don't see much of it, there's also Anakin's Anakin/Darth Vader's leading the 501st legion Legion into the Jedi Temple to murder the Jedi-in-Training. After that there's the massacre of the Separatist leaders by Anakin, Vader, while Palpatine gives a NewEraSpeech reforming TheRepublic into TheEmpire.
** And decades later, shortly before ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' takes place, Kylo [[spoiler:Kylo Ren enacts a smaller-scale, smaller-scale but no less devastating no-less-devastating Jedi purge of his own – namely, all of Luke Skywalker's Jedi students.]]



* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'': Hydra agents successfully infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D., turning their Anti-Terrorist Arsenal Fortresses into purging death-machines that kill hobos and baseball dads because of their unrealized ability to instill freedom and chaos no matter how oppressive America becomes. They also try to kill as many superheroes as possible, for obvious reasons. Nick Fury and a small team decide to do a purge of their own by reprogramming the Arsenals.

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'': Hydra [[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Hydra}} agents successfully infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D., turning their Anti-Terrorist Arsenal Fortresses into purging death-machines that kill hobos and baseball dads because of their unrealized ability to instill freedom and chaos no matter how oppressive America becomes. They also try to kill as many superheroes as possible, for obvious reasons. Nick Fury ComicBook/NickFury and a small team decide to do a purge of their own by reprogramming the Arsenals.]]



* A variation in [[Literature/TheHungerGames the Hunger Games.]] After [[spoiler: more than a few of the victors reveal themselves to be rebels in the Third Quarter Quell, secretly protecting Katniss and Peeta and helping them escape to District Thirteen, which by this time has become the base for the second rebellion, President Snow institutes a purge of all living victors in Panem who are not [[UndyingLoyalty undyingly loyal]] to him. By the war's end, only seven victors are still alive out of roughly fifty when the war started, the rest having fallen to the purge, the war, or the games.]]

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* A variation in [[Literature/TheHungerGames the Hunger Games.]] ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. After [[spoiler: more [[spoiler:more than a few of the victors reveal themselves to be rebels in the Third Quarter Quell, secretly protecting Katniss and Peeta and helping them escape to District Thirteen, which by this time has become the base for the second rebellion, President Snow institutes a purge of all living victors in Panem who are not [[UndyingLoyalty undyingly loyal]] to him. By the war's end, only seven victors are still alive out of roughly fifty when the war started, the rest having fallen to the purge, the war, or the games.]]



* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': Bass Monroe has been steadily purging his old comrades from the days when he and his best friend Miles Matheson founded the Monroe Republic after a series of brutal wars. After Monroe first started losing it, Miles tried to assassinate him and ever since Monroe has become extremely paranoid. This also means that most of his officers are now serving him because they are afraid of him rather than because they are loyal (This is shown in [[Recap/RevolutionS1E13TheSongRemainsTheSame episode 13]], [[Recap/RevolutionS1E14TheNightTheLightsWentOutInGeorgia episode 14]], and [[Recap/RevolutionS1E17TheLongestDay episode 17]]). When [[spoiler: Tom Neville]] is captured by Monroe's soldiers he uses this to convince a number of them [[spoiler: to help him stage a coup]] rather than wait to see if they will be part of the next purge (This is shown in [[Recap/RevolutionS1E19ChildrenOfMen episode 19]], and the [[Recap/RevolutionS1E20TheDarkTower first season finale]]).

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* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': Bass Monroe has been steadily purging his old comrades from the days when he and his best friend Miles Matheson founded the Monroe Republic after a series of brutal wars. After Monroe first started losing it, Miles tried to assassinate him and ever since Monroe has become extremely paranoid. This also means that most of his officers are now serving him because they are afraid of him rather than because they are loyal (This is shown in [[Recap/RevolutionS1E13TheSongRemainsTheSame episode 13]], [[Recap/RevolutionS1E14TheNightTheLightsWentOutInGeorgia episode 14]], and [[Recap/RevolutionS1E17TheLongestDay episode 17]]). When [[spoiler: Tom [[spoiler:Tom Neville]] is captured by Monroe's soldiers he uses this to convince a number of them [[spoiler: to help him stage a coup]] rather than wait to see if they will be part of the next purge (This is shown in [[Recap/RevolutionS1E19ChildrenOfMen episode 19]], and the [[Recap/RevolutionS1E20TheDarkTower first season finale]]).



* ''Series/{{Rome}}''. After he makes peace with Octavian, Mark Antony hands him a loooooong list of Roman citizens he wants slaughtered. The next day he comes up with more names, as he's got so many enemies it takes a while to remember them all. They even include wealthy Roman citizens who aren't opposed to them, because they're short of money due to the CivilWar and the assets of a traitor are forfeited to the State.

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* ''Series/{{Rome}}''. ''Series/{{Rome}}'': After he makes peace with Octavian, Mark Antony hands him a loooooong list of Roman citizens he wants slaughtered. The next day he comes up with more names, as he's got so many enemies it takes a while to remember them all. They even include wealthy Roman citizens who aren't opposed to them, because they're short of money due to the CivilWar and the assets of a traitor are forfeited to the State.



** Also, if [[TheEvilPrince Bhelen]] becomes King of Orzammar, he immediately orders the execution of his rival Lord Harrowmont. In Dragon Age II, it's revealed that his purge has extended to Harrowmont's relatives.
* This happened in the backstory of ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'': [[spoiler: To steal the power of the Water Dragon, Emperor Sun Hai and his brothers launched a genocidal assault against the Spirit Monks of Dirge. The player character is revealed to be the last survivor of the attack]].

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** Also, if [[TheEvilPrince Bhelen]] becomes King of Orzammar, he immediately orders the execution of his rival Lord Harrowmont. In Dragon ''Dragon Age II, II'', it's revealed that his purge has extended to Harrowmont's relatives.
* This happened in the backstory of ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'': [[spoiler: To [[spoiler:To steal the power of the Water Dragon, Emperor Sun Hai and his brothers launched a genocidal assault against the Spirit Monks of Dirge. The player character is revealed to be the last survivor of the attack]].



* ''{{Fable II}}'' had this in the backstory, where between the first and second games the Hero's Guild was wiped out due to Albion's populace thinking that Heroes weren't needed anymore, and stormed the place. The heroes were all but wiped out, unable to fight back against the people that they had sworn to protect.

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* ''{{Fable II}}'' ''VideoGame/FableII'' had this in the backstory, where between the first and second games the Hero's Guild was wiped out due to Albion's populace thinking that Heroes weren't needed anymore, and stormed the place. The heroes were all but wiped out, unable to fight back against the people that they had sworn to protect.



* The Kyorl'solenurn clan in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' has the word "Purge" as one of their favorite words, since they believe their MissionFromGod is to wipe out the "Tainted", or those who have merged with a nether being, either willingly or unwillingly. During the Nidraa'chal War they killed most of what was left of the Dutan'vir clan after most of them became tainted in the fighting. Then in chapter 42, one of the [[EvilChancellor Judicators]], Kyuusei, uses [[spoiler:the assassination of their Ill'haress]] as an excuse to [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9382 try and wipe out the portion of their clan]] who are descended from the Dutan'vir survivors and who he believes are less loyal. [[spoiler:He fails and is himself purged, first by being stabbed and then thrown out the window onto the rocks below when an Order he intended to us as an UnwittingPawn catches onto his plan]].

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* The Kyorl'solenurn clan in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' has the word "Purge" as one of their favorite words, since they believe their MissionFromGod is to wipe out the "Tainted", or those who have merged with a nether being, either willingly or unwillingly. During the Nidraa'chal War they killed most of what was left of the Dutan'vir clan after most of them became tainted in the fighting. Then in chapter 42, one of the [[EvilChancellor Judicators]], Kyuusei, uses [[spoiler:the assassination of their Ill'haress]] as an excuse to [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9382 try and wipe out the portion of their clan]] who are descended from the Dutan'vir survivors and who he believes are less loyal. [[spoiler:He fails and is himself purged, first by being stabbed and then thrown out the window onto the rocks below when an Order he intended to us as an UnwittingPawn catches onto his plan]].plan.]]



* In the ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'' episode [[spoiler:"There Will Be Rain Tonight"]], [[spoiler:the Home Team, along with Col. Fitzroy]] are assassinated when [[spoiler: a spy leaks the identities of the heroes to the Nazis]].

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* In the ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'' episode [[spoiler:"There Will Be Rain Tonight"]], [[spoiler:the Home Team, along with Col. Fitzroy]] are assassinated when [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a spy leaks the identities of the heroes to the Nazis]].



** Fire Lord Ozai's plan during the finale, which was to [[spoiler: ''burn the Earth Kingdom to the ground.'']] It was his daughter's idea, but the man ran with it and never looked back. However, no one really died (unless there were hermits in the Wulong Forest), as Aang, Toph, Suki, and Sokka put a stop to that.

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** Fire Lord Ozai's plan during the finale, which was to [[spoiler: ''burn [[spoiler:''burn the Earth Kingdom to the ground.'']] ground''.]] It was his daughter's idea, but the man ran with it and never looked back. However, no one really died (unless there were hermits in the Wulong Forest), as Aang, Toph, Suki, and Sokka put a stop to that.



* During the early first century BC, Rome went through a bloody purge when Marius seized power, then another Sulla's proscription. Part of what made [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]] so popular in the late first century was that he famously ''didn't'' conduct any proscriptions against his enemies. However, this left them alive to plot against him and... well... we know how that turned out. The Second Triumvirate's bloody proscriptions were essentially Octavian's attempt to avoid repeating Uncle Julius' "mistake". This trope was well-entrenched for the duration of the Empire, with many Emperors targetting any perceived rivals, as well as their friends and families. Many also tried to eliminate recalcitrant senators or generals. This greatly contributed to the chronic SuccessionCrisis of the later Empire.

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* During the early first century BC, Rome went through a bloody purge when Marius seized power, then another Sulla's proscription. Part of what made [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]] so popular in the late first century was that he famously ''didn't'' conduct any proscriptions against his enemies. However, this left them alive to plot against him and... well... and… well… we know how that turned out. The Second Triumvirate's bloody proscriptions were essentially Octavian's attempt to avoid repeating Uncle Julius' "mistake". This trope was well-entrenched for the duration of the Empire, with many Emperors targetting any perceived rivals, as well as their friends and families. Many also tried to eliminate recalcitrant senators or generals. This greatly contributed to the chronic SuccessionCrisis of the later Empire.



* During the era of UsefulNotes/TheCrusades, UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar had grown so rich in wealth and power that King Philip IV of France became jealous and staged a massive arrest of the Knights in France (on Friday October 13, 1307, no less), tortured them into confessing blasphemous sins, and executed as many of them as he could. Five years, later, he got the Pope to disband the order, driving the surviving Templars into other knightly orders - mostly TheKnightsHospitallers. And thus were a slew of AncientConspiracy theories about the hidden Templar treasure born...

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* During the era of UsefulNotes/TheCrusades, UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar had grown so rich in wealth and power that King Philip IV of France became jealous and staged a massive arrest of the Knights in France (on Friday October 13, 1307, no less), tortured them into confessing blasphemous sins, and executed as many of them as he could. Five years, later, he got the Pope to disband the order, driving the surviving Templars into other knightly orders - mostly TheKnightsHospitallers. And thus were a slew of AncientConspiracy theories about the hidden Templar treasure born...born…



* In the early 50's, the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia orchestrated (with the help of supervisors from Russia) several political processes to exterminate people from the opposition and the Party itself. The whole thing was broadcasted on radio, people were coerced to sign pleas to have those people executed (although many did so willingly, it was a crazy time) and the trials themeselves were scripted (some members of the jury were pretty much clueless when some of the victims decided not to follow the script). The best known victims of the processes are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milada_Hor%C3%A1kov%C3%A1 Milada Horáková]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Sl%C3%A1nsk%C3%BD Rudolf Slánský]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliodor_P%C3%ADka Heliodor Píka]].

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* In the early 50's, '50s, the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia orchestrated (with the help of supervisors from Russia) several political processes to exterminate people from the opposition and the Party itself. The whole thing was broadcasted on radio, people were coerced to sign pleas to have those people executed (although many did so willingly, it was a crazy time) and the trials themeselves were scripted (some members of the jury were pretty much clueless when some of the victims decided not to follow the script). The best known victims of the processes are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milada_Hor%C3%A1kov%C3%A1 Milada Horáková]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Sl%C3%A1nsk%C3%BD Rudolf Slánský]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliodor_P%C3%ADka Heliodor Píka]].



* Another non-lethal version: in 2012, Website/FanFictionDotNet deleted thousands of fanfictions that had "broken content guidelines," including the original upload of Fanfic/MyImmortal. [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/FanFiction.Net%27s_NC-17_Purges:_2002_and_2012 Among fans, this is known as "The Purge."]]

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* Another non-lethal version: in 2012, Website/FanFictionDotNet deleted thousands of fanfictions that had "broken content guidelines," including the original upload of Fanfic/MyImmortal.''Fanfic/MyImmortal''. [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/FanFiction.Net%27s_NC-17_Purges:_2002_and_2012 Among fans, this is known as "The Purge."]]



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