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14th Apr '17 4:48:44 PM Viira
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* This starts becoming standard operating procedure for Sarge in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. Especially when Grif is the one involved, but not always limited to him. One sequence involved storming the enemy base in a single-file line, with Sarge at the back to 'evaluate' how well it goes. Grif is surprised he wasn't in the list ... until he was told his corpse was to be used to jam a deathtrap at the gates.
** The "deathtrap" moved at about five miles per hour, was easily avoidable, and the cut to what it would look like showed Grif's corpse having absolutely no effect on its movement.

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* This starts becoming standard operating procedure for Sarge in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. Especially when Grif is the one involved, but not always limited to him. One sequence involved involves storming the enemy base in a single-file line, with Sarge at the back to 'evaluate' how well it goes. Grif is surprised he wasn't isn't in the list ... until he was he's told his corpse was is to be used to jam a deathtrap at the gates.
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gates. The "deathtrap" moved moves at about five miles per hour, was is easily avoidable, and the cut to what it would look like showed shows Grif's corpse having absolutely no effect on its movement.
14th Apr '17 11:58:11 AM LordGro
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* ''Literature/EgilsSaga'': For two years in succession, the tax-collectors of King Hakon have been ambushed and killed on the forest-road returning from the outlying province of Varmland. The third year, Hakon forces Egil's friend Thorstein to choose between collecting the taxes from Varmland or being outlawed. Egil offers to go in Thorstein's place, and since the king's messengers know Hakon is ill-disposed towards Egil too, they accept, calculating that any possible outcome will please Hakon. The journey is undertaken in winter, the king's men desert Egil and his companions, and the Varmlanders ambush them with superior numbers twice; yet Egil succeeds in the mission.
11th Apr '17 6:31:07 PM infernape612
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-->'''Sigurd''': Telling your husband's little sister to go off to war... [[LampshadeHanging What is Mistress Iria thinking]]?!

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-->'''Sigurd''': ---->'''Sigurd''': Telling your husband's little sister to go off to war... [[LampshadeHanging What is Mistress Iria thinking]]?!
5th Apr '17 8:54:43 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', one of the Mage's Guild leaders has you go pull a ring out of the bottom of a well. A ring that happens to weigh as much as a full suit of armor. One of your predecessors is floating around in said well when you dive in. [[spoiler: Guess which Mage's Guild leader turns out to be working with the {{Necromancer}}s?]]
* In the Dark Brotherhood questline of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', [[spoiler:Astrid sends the player to poison the Emperor. After the deed is done however, Commander Maro, leader of the [[PraetorianGuard Penitus Oculatus]] states that the man you killed was a decoy and Astrid sent the player up in exchange for the Penitus Oculatus leaving the Brotherhood alone. Unfortunately for her, Maro had no intention of keeping his end of the deal, as the Brotherhood (i.e. ''you'' in a previous mission) killed his son and framed him for treason. After dealing with you, Maro leads a detachment of soldiers to the Brotherhood's Sanctuary and torches it, killing (almost) everyone inside.]]

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s ''Tribunal'' expansion, [[spoiler:[[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity]] Almalexia is, due to [[GoMadFromTheRevelation her madness over the loss of her godhood]], attempting to establish a monotheistic state where only ''she'' is worshiped and only ''she'' is the savior of the people. This means that the other two members of the Tribunal must die, along with [[PlayerCharacter the Nerevarine]]. After killing Sotha Sil herself, she sends the Nerevarine on a series of increasingly deadly and insane missions hoping that he/she too will die, becoming a martyr to her cause. When these missions fail, she decides to finish the Nerevarine off personally]]...
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'',
one of the Mage's Guild leaders has you go pull a ring out of the bottom of a well. A ring that happens to weigh as much as a full suit of armor. One of your predecessors is floating around in said well when you dive in. [[spoiler: Guess which Mage's Guild leader turns out to be working with the {{Necromancer}}s?]]
* ** In the Dark Brotherhood questline of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', [[spoiler:Astrid sends the player to poison the Emperor. After the deed is done however, Commander Maro, leader of the [[PraetorianGuard Penitus Oculatus]] states that the man you killed was a decoy and Astrid sent the player up in exchange for the Penitus Oculatus leaving the Brotherhood alone. Unfortunately for her, Maro had no intention of keeping his end of the deal, as the Brotherhood (i.e. ''you'' in a previous mission) killed his son and framed him for treason. After dealing with you, Maro leads a detachment of soldiers to the Brotherhood's Sanctuary and torches it, killing (almost) everyone inside.]]
4th Apr '17 8:16:03 PM nombretomado
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* One personality outlined in the ''{{Planescape}}'' splat book ''Uncaged, Faces of Sigil'' is "Sly" Nye, a Xaositect who for some reason, works as a defense attorney. While Nye has never lost a case, he tends to drive the Guvners at the Courthouse up the wall, and they often assign him to defend criminals sent to the Dustmen's Court of Woe, hoping he won't come back. (The Court of Woe is a "service" rendered to the Guvners where petty criminals are sometimes sentenced to help deal with the backlog, and it is a hellish place overseen by the demonic Judge Gabberslug. While Gabberslug ''technically'' isn't allowed to sentence defendants to death, that occasionally happens to folks in the court, defendant or otherwise, that annoy him.) Unfortunately, it never works the way the Guvners intend. Gabberslug, being from the Abyss, appreciates Nye's grasp on Chaos, and is usually pleased when he shows up.

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* One personality outlined in the ''{{Planescape}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' splat book ''Uncaged, Faces of Sigil'' is "Sly" Nye, a Xaositect who for some reason, works as a defense attorney. While Nye has never lost a case, he tends to drive the Guvners at the Courthouse up the wall, and they often assign him to defend criminals sent to the Dustmen's Court of Woe, hoping he won't come back. (The Court of Woe is a "service" rendered to the Guvners where petty criminals are sometimes sentenced to help deal with the backlog, and it is a hellish place overseen by the demonic Judge Gabberslug. While Gabberslug ''technically'' isn't allowed to sentence defendants to death, that occasionally happens to folks in the court, defendant or otherwise, that annoy him.) Unfortunately, it never works the way the Guvners intend. Gabberslug, being from the Abyss, appreciates Nye's grasp on Chaos, and is usually pleased when he shows up.
19th Mar '17 5:46:04 PM Doug86
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* A less subtle variation combined with CavalryBetrayal in the history of ''Warhammer40000'', when Horus put the loyalist elements of four of the Legions that supported his rebellion on the front lines of the assault on Istvaan III and then bombed the planet from orbit.

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* A less subtle variation combined with CavalryBetrayal in the history of ''Warhammer40000'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', when Horus put the loyalist elements of four of the Legions that supported his rebellion on the front lines of the assault on Istvaan III and then bombed the planet from orbit.
14th Mar '17 8:18:46 PM Dravencour
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* The demon lord Belial makes use of this trope in ''Videogame/DiabloIII'', using his influence over the government of Caldeum to arrange pointless and dangerous missions in the desert for the Iron Wolves, the Emperor's PraetorianGuard, then replaces those who do not return with his own agents. He also baits a trap for the heroes with Maghda, one of his own minions, who feels UndyingLoyalty to him but [[YouHaveFailedMe frustrates him with constant failures]], apparently not caring whether or not she survives.

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* The demon lord Belial makes use of this trope in ''Videogame/DiabloIII'', using his influence over the government of Caldeum to arrange pointless and dangerous missions in the desert for the Iron Wolves, the Emperor's PraetorianGuard, then replaces those who do not return with his own serpent demon agents. He also baits a trap for the heroes with Maghda, one of his own minions, who feels UndyingLoyalty to him but [[YouHaveFailedMe frustrates him with constant failures]], apparently not caring whether or not she survives.
11th Mar '17 11:36:14 AM Akaihiryuu
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** In the season 5 episode "The Warrior", K'tano (ostensibly the leader of an army of rebel Jaffa, formerly the first prime of the minor Goa'uld Imhotep who he killed), sends Teal'c on a suicide mission against the System Lord Yu. Yu captures Teal'c and spares him, allowing him to return to the rebel army and inform them that "K'tano" is not a Jaffa at all, but is in fact Imhotep himself, trying to build himself a power base with the free Jaffa. He was hoping Teal'c would get himself killed to prevent his eventual exposure as Imhotep.
6th Mar '17 12:06:18 PM gb00393
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** Cersei takes Ros hostage to ensure Tyrion doesn't intend to do this to Joffrey at the Battle of Blackwater.
22nd Feb '17 1:10:57 AM Dravencour
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* The demon lord Belial makes use of this trope in ''Videogame/DiabloIII'', using his influence over the government of Caldeum to arrange pointless and dangerous missions in the desert for the Iron Wolves, the Emperor's PraetorianGuard, then replaces those who do not return with his own agents. He also baits a trap for the heroes with one of his own minions, who feels UndyingLoyalty to him but [[YouHaveFailedMe frustrates him with constant failures]], apparently not caring whether or not she survives.

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* The demon lord Belial makes use of this trope in ''Videogame/DiabloIII'', using his influence over the government of Caldeum to arrange pointless and dangerous missions in the desert for the Iron Wolves, the Emperor's PraetorianGuard, then replaces those who do not return with his own agents. He also baits a trap for the heroes with Maghda, one of his own minions, who feels UndyingLoyalty to him but [[YouHaveFailedMe frustrates him with constant failures]], apparently not caring whether or not she survives.
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