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13th Nov '17 6:48:33 AM infernape612
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* Happens more than once in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' franchise, where several {{Bad Boss}}es send out their AntiVillain warriors into very dangerous missions to get them killed.
** The most blatant example is ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword]]'': EvilMatriarch Sonia sends her much-hated DarkMagicalGirl daughter Nino to kill Prince Zephiel by promising her to give her the maternal love she craves for when she returns... and then secretly tells Jaffar, her partner in said mission, to kill Nino and use her as a scapegoat. [[spoiler: Too bad Jaffar was starting to ''fall for Nino'', so he decided to pull a LastStand for her instead.]]
** Used in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Seisen no Keifu]]'' too, when King Chagall sends out his knight Eltoshan against his childhood friend Sigurd. Only a very risky (and player optional) GoThroughMe from Eldigan's sister Raquesis stops them from fighting to death.
*** And in the Oosawa manga, Eltoshan's wife [[DerailingLoveInterests is derailed]] into a ClingyJealousGirl who gives Raquesis permission to join Sigurd's crew ''in open hopes to get her killed in battle'' so she'll be forever away from the older brother she has BrotherSisterIncest vibes with. Raquesis immediately notices and is saddened, but she decides to keep fighting anyway.

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* Happens more than once in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' franchise, where several {{Bad Boss}}es send out their AntiVillain warriors into very dangerous missions to get them killed.
** The most blatant example is ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade The Blazing Sword]]'': Blade]]'': EvilMatriarch Sonia sends her much-hated DarkMagicalGirl daughter Nino to kill Prince Zephiel by promising her to give her the maternal love she craves for when she returns... and then secretly tells Jaffar, her partner in said mission, to kill Nino and use her as a scapegoat. [[spoiler: Too bad Jaffar was starting to ''fall for Nino'', so he decided decides to pull a LastStand for her instead.]]
** Used in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Seisen no Keifu]]'' ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Genealogy of the Holy War]]'' too, when King Chagall sends out his knight Eltoshan Eldigan against his childhood friend Sigurd. Only a very risky (and player optional) GoThroughMe from Eldigan's sister Raquesis Lachesis stops them from fighting to death.
*** And in the Oosawa manga, Eltoshan's Eldigan's wife [[DerailingLoveInterests is derailed]] into a ClingyJealousGirl who gives Raquesis Lachesis permission to join Sigurd's crew ''in open hopes to get her killed in battle'' so she'll be forever away from the older brother she has BrotherSisterIncest vibes with. Raquesis Lachesis immediately notices and is saddened, but she decides to keep fighting anyway.



** Nevermind that the player [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential can do this to characters they don't like.]] Hell, in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy]]'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', thanks to the RelationshipValues, it's a viable tactic to use this to [[MurderTheHypotenuse deal with unwanted pairings]], therefore applying ''literal'' DieForOurShip.

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** Nevermind that the player [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential can do this to characters they don't like.]] Hell, in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy]]'' ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Genealogy of the Holy War]]'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', thanks to the RelationshipValues, it's a viable tactic to use this to [[MurderTheHypotenuse deal with unwanted pairings]], therefore applying ''literal'' DieForOurShip.DieForOurShip. And in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Shadow Dragon]]'', it's outright necessary to access the gaiden chapters.
11th Nov '17 3:40:23 PM Exusia
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* In ''Scorpia Rising'', the ninth book of the ''Literature/AlexRider'' series, [[GreaterScopeVillain Zeljan]] [[TheChessmaster Kurst]] [[spoiler:knows in advance that Levi Kroll will attempt to attack him, so he has him assassinated and plants false evidence on his body in order to force MI6's hand.]]

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* In ''Scorpia Rising'', the ninth book of the ''Literature/AlexRider'' series, [[GreaterScopeVillain Zeljan]] [[TheChessmaster Kurst]] [[spoiler:knows in advance that Levi Kroll will attempt to attack him, him after repeatedly being passed over for leadership positions, so he has him assassinated and plants false evidence on his body in order to force MI6's hand.]]
4th Nov '17 2:27:39 PM WillBGood
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** Most of Hercules' Labors were attempts to get him killed. They failed since Hercules was the WorldsStrongestMan and a [[GuileHero cle]][[IndyPloy ver]] one too. The labor of cleaning the Augean Stables (which had never been cleaned since ''ever'') was unique in that it was meant to humiliate Hercules instead of kill him. Backfired when Hercules ''diverted a river into the Stables''.

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** Most of Hercules' Labors were attempts to get him killed. They failed since Hercules was the WorldsStrongestMan and at times a [[GuileHero cle]][[IndyPloy ver]] clever one too. The labor of cleaning the Augean Stables (which had never been cleaned since ''ever'') was unique in that it was meant to humiliate Hercules instead of kill him. Backfired when Hercules ''diverted a river into the Stables''.
11th Oct '17 3:59:31 AM JackG
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* ''Good Guys Wear Black'' (1978) opens with [[Creator/ChuckNorris John T. Booker]] leading a CIA commando unit to rescue prisoners of war, only to find the camp full of North Vietnamese troops instead. They manage to blast their way out only to find their pickup helicopters aren't at the rendezvous either. Only few of them make it back to their own lines. Booker knows they've been set up, but figures [[GovernmentConspiracy there's nothing he can do about it]] and tries to get on with civilian life. Turns out the people who wanted him dead aren't happy that he survived, which is what drives the rest of the movie.

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* ''Good Guys Wear Black'' (1978) opens with [[Creator/ChuckNorris John T. Booker]] leading a CIA commando unit to rescue prisoners of war, only to find the camp full of North Vietnamese troops Vietcong instead. They manage to blast their way out only to find their pickup helicopters aren't at the rendezvous either. Only few five of them make it back to their own lines. Booker knows they've been set up, but figures [[GovernmentConspiracy there's nothing he can do about it]] and tries to get on with civilian life.it]]. Turns out the people who wanted him dead aren't happy that he survived, which is what drives the rest of the movie.
11th Oct '17 3:48:04 AM JackG
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* ''Good Guys Wear Black'' (1978) opens with [[Creator/ChuckNorris John T. Booker]] leading a CIA commando unit to rescue prisoners of war, only to find the camp full of North Vietnamese troops instead. They manage to blast their way out only to find their pickup helicopters aren't at the rendezvous either. Booker knows they've been set up, but figures [[GovernmentConspiracy there's nothing he can do about it]] and tries to get on with civilian life. Turns out the people who wanted him dead aren't happy that he survived, which is what drives the rest of the movie.

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* ''Good Guys Wear Black'' (1978) opens with [[Creator/ChuckNorris John T. Booker]] leading a CIA commando unit to rescue prisoners of war, only to find the camp full of North Vietnamese troops instead. They manage to blast their way out only to find their pickup helicopters aren't at the rendezvous either. Only few of them make it back to their own lines. Booker knows they've been set up, but figures [[GovernmentConspiracy there's nothing he can do about it]] and tries to get on with civilian life. Turns out the people who wanted him dead aren't happy that he survived, which is what drives the rest of the movie.
11th Oct '17 3:47:08 AM JackG
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* ''Good Guys Wear Black'' (1978) opens with [[Creator/ChuckNorris' John T. Booker]] leading a CIA commando unit to rescue prisoners of war, only to find the camp full of North Vietnamese troops instead. They manage to blast their way out only to find their pickup helicopters aren't at the rendezvous either. Booker knows they've been set up, but figures [[GovernmentConspiracy there's nothing he can do about it]] and tries to get on with civilian life. Turns out the people who wanted him dead aren't happy that he survived, which is what drives the rest of the movie.

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* ''Good Guys Wear Black'' (1978) opens with [[Creator/ChuckNorris' [[Creator/ChuckNorris John T. Booker]] leading a CIA commando unit to rescue prisoners of war, only to find the camp full of North Vietnamese troops instead. They manage to blast their way out only to find their pickup helicopters aren't at the rendezvous either. Booker knows they've been set up, but figures [[GovernmentConspiracy there's nothing he can do about it]] and tries to get on with civilian life. Turns out the people who wanted him dead aren't happy that he survived, which is what drives the rest of the movie.
11th Oct '17 3:46:42 AM JackG
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* ''Good Guys Wear Black'' (1978) opens with [[Creator/ChuckNorris' John T. Booker]] leading a CIA commando unit to rescue prisoners of war, only to find the camp full of North Vietnamese troops instead. They manage to blast their way out only to find their pickup helicopters aren't at the rendezvous either. Booker knows they've been set up, but figures [[GovernmentConspiracy there's nothing he can do about it]] and tries to get on with civilian life. Turns out the people who wanted him dead aren't happy that he survived, which is what drives the rest of the movie.
2nd Oct '17 5:25:11 PM ngh93
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'', the evil [[GeneralRipper general Mandible]] sends the part of the ant colony army loyal to the queen to be slaughtered in a war against the termites that he secretly orchestrated in the first place, to make sure that he'll have only loyal followers in his plot to seize power. ''Both'' sides are completely destroyed, and only Z [[note]] who's ''not even a soldier''; just a worker impersonating one and he got dragged into the war [[/note]] survives through sheer luck.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'', the evil [[GeneralRipper general Mandible]] sends the part of the ant colony army loyal to the queen to be slaughtered in a war against the termites that he secretly orchestrated in the first place, to make sure that he'll have only loyal followers in his plot to seize power. ''Both'' sides are completely destroyed, and only Z [[note]] who's (who's ''not even a soldier''; soldier'', just a worker impersonating one one, and he got dragged into the war [[/note]] war) survives through sheer luck.
30th Sep '17 7:53:12 AM Thande
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* Mentioned by name in the ''Literature/DrThorndyke'' story ''The Shadow of the Wolf'', in which Thorndyke at one point theorises it was the motivation for a murder. In fact ([[ReverseWhodunnit as the reader already knows]]) it was not the primary motivation, just an added bonus from the point of view of the murderer who happened to desire his victim's (unhappy) wife.
10th Aug '17 8:48:12 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/Angel'': Angel has one in the final episodes by sending Lindsey to kill one of the leaders of the Black Thorn, in case he survived he sent Lorne to finish him off.

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* ''Series/Angel'': ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Angel has one in the final episodes by sending Lindsey to kill one of the leaders of the Black Thorn, in case he survived he sent Lorne to finish him off.
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