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15th Jul '16 8:43:30 AM Willbyr
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* In ''BattleAngelAlita'', when Yasugun comes to his sensei to talk about fear of death, he is told that a perfect machine he is striving to be should feel no emotion and if its his sister that is the source of the doubt, he should kill her.

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* In ''BattleAngelAlita'', ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'', when Yasugun comes to his sensei to talk about fear of death, he is told that a perfect machine he is striving to be should feel no emotion and if its his sister that is the source of the doubt, he should kill her.
18th Mar '16 8:13:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''EarthFinalConflict'' starts with this, when Boone's wife is killed by [[spoiler:Sandoval]]. The killer does consider it a favour, too... then again, the killer committed their own spouse to an insane asylum so they wouldn't interfere with the killer's work for the Companions.

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* ''EarthFinalConflict'' ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' starts with this, when Boone's wife is killed by [[spoiler:Sandoval]]. The killer does consider it a favour, too... then again, the killer committed their own spouse to an insane asylum so they wouldn't interfere with the killer's work for the Companions.
29th Dec '15 2:04:55 PM Anddrix
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** Done unusually with SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor, who tries to [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind kill his good side]] which is holding him back.

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** Done unusually with SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor, ComicBook/LexLuthor, who tries to [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind kill his good side]] which is holding him back.
19th Dec '15 10:27:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Windmills of the Gods'' by SidneySheldon, the heroine turns down an offer from the President to become a US Ambassador. Unfortunately for her, the villain really wants her to take the job, so arranges for her husband to die in a tragic car crash, so that she will be free to accept.

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* In ''Windmills of the Gods'' by SidneySheldon, Creator/SidneySheldon, the heroine turns down an offer from the President to become a US Ambassador. Unfortunately for her, the villain really wants her to take the job, so arranges for her husband to die in a tragic car crash, so that she will be free to accept.
1st Dec '15 2:59:23 AM __Vano
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Alice is a very fortunate woman, she's the best at her profession in the world, has a group of supportive [[TrueCompanions friends]] and a loving family. True, she probably longs for adventure and excitement or wider recognition, but that's a minor concern compared to the bliss that is her life. Bob knows of her skills and sorely needs them, so he makes a generous offer for her to join him and help in his [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans (potentially]] [[EvilPlan evil)]] goals, sweetening the deal with the promise acclaim, power and wealth. Of course, she'll refuse because she's happy where she is. In fact, she probably quit Bob's team not long ago precisely to get that happy family life.

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Alice is a very fortunate woman, she's the best at her profession in the world, has a group of supportive [[TrueCompanions friends]] and a loving family. True, she probably longs for adventure and excitement or wider recognition, but that's a minor concern compared to the bliss that is her life. Bob knows of her skills and sorely needs them, so he makes a generous offer for her to join him and help in his [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans (potentially]] ([[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans potentially]] [[EvilPlan evil)]] evil]]) goals, sweetening the deal with the promise acclaim, power and wealth. Of course, she'll refuse because she's happy where she is. In fact, she probably quit Bob's team not long ago precisely to get that happy family life.
4th Oct '15 5:20:53 PM butterflygrrl
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** In ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', Harry becomes briefly afraid that Dumbledore will dispose of his family once he realizes that they ''aren't'' abusive (and therefore might be holding him back) and thus pretends to be miserable.

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** In ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', Harry becomes briefly afraid that Dumbledore will dispose of his family once he realizes that they ''aren't'' abusive (and therefore might be holding him back) and thus pretends to be miserable. Much later in the story, this is played deadly straight when [[spoiler:Professor Quirrel]] ''does'' try to remove Harry's friends in order to limit their influence on him. This is done by [[spoiler: framing Hermione for Draco's attempted murder, and then ''killing'' Hermione.]] It turns out to have been [[TheUnfettered a bad idea.]]
6th Jul '15 5:15:36 PM Ultimatum
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->'''[[MonsterLord The Alpha:]]''' Scott, I think you're getting the wrong impression of us. [[EvilMentor We really just want to help you reach your full potential.]]
->'''Scott:''' [[FriendlyTarget By killing my friends?]]
->'''The Alpha:''' Sometimes [[TrueCompanions the people closest to you]]... can be the ones holding you back the most.
->'''Scott:''' If [[TheHeart they're]] holding me back [[MoralityChain from becoming a psychotic nutjob like you?]] I'm okay with that.

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->'''[[MonsterLord ->''' The Alpha:]]''' Alpha:''' Scott, I think you're getting the wrong impression of us. [[EvilMentor We really just want to help you reach your full potential.]]
->'''Scott:''' [[FriendlyTarget
potential.
->'''Scott:'''
By killing my friends?]]
friends?
->'''The Alpha:''' Sometimes [[TrueCompanions Sometimes the people closest to you]]...you... can be the ones holding you back the most.
->'''Scott:''' If [[TheHeart they're]] If they're holding me back [[MoralityChain back from becoming a psychotic nutjob like you?]] you? I'm okay with that.
4th May '15 8:49:40 PM aidreamer
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* In ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'', Cale got married to a woman named Shora. TheArchmage and Cale's master, feeling that this attachment would get in the way of his destiny as TheChosenOne, forced her to act unfaithful to him to drive him away. Cale's master then murdered her as soon as Cale was gone to ensure he would never have anything to go back to. The Archmage later tries to kill [[spoiler:Richard, because as Cale's friend, Richard wants to ScrewDestiny to let Cale choose his own path. Though Richard proves far more able to defend himself and ultimately manages to kill him]].
28th Apr '15 3:12:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''Very'' narrowly averted in an episode of ''BurnNotice'', in which Tom Strickler offers Westen a chance at his old life back, if he does some morally questionable jobs, which he eventually agrees to. Then Strickler [[spoiler:kidnaps Fiona, who he claims is holding Michael back, and tries to give her to her enemies. Michael rescues her at the last minute, and shoots him.]]

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* ''Very'' narrowly averted in an episode of ''BurnNotice'', ''Series/BurnNotice'', in which Tom Strickler offers Westen a chance at his old life back, if he does some morally questionable jobs, which he eventually agrees to. Then Strickler [[spoiler:kidnaps Fiona, who he claims is holding Michael back, and tries to give her to her enemies. Michael rescues her at the last minute, and shoots him.]]
28th Feb '15 9:12:17 PM JasonJD48
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* Thufir Hawat in ''{{Dune}}''.

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* Thufir Hawat in ''{{Dune}}''.''Literature/{{Dune}}''.
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