History Main / YouCanNotKillAnIdea

13th Sep '17 5:09:31 AM DeepRed
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The TropeNamer is American civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who stated that "you can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea." He was later shot dead by a Klansman, but the civil rights movement endured.

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The TropeNamer is American civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who stated that "you can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea." He was later shot dead by a Klansman, [[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan Klansman]], but the civil rights movement endured.
10th Sep '17 12:11:37 AM marcoasalazarm
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** Earlier in the second season, Lelouch pulls off a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome by exploiting this trope. When cutting a deal with the Britannians, they want to know if he's the original and he gets them to agree that it doesn't matter, because anyone who wears the costume and espouses the beliefs is "Zero". Then when the Britannians announce that they're formally exiling Zero from Japan, a million of his supporters put on Zero costumes, meaning the Britannians are forced to exile all of them, giving him a million-strong army.

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** Earlier in the second season, Lelouch pulls off a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome by exploiting this trope. When cutting a deal with the Britannians, they want to know if he's the original and he gets them to agree that it doesn't matter, because anyone who wears the costume and espouses the beliefs is "Zero". Then when the Britannians announce that they're formally exiling Zero from Japan, a million of his supporters put on Zero costumes, meaning the Britannians are forced to exile all of them, giving him a million-strong army.army (the only reason why that same million [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim isn't just exterminated on the spot on the off chance that the real Zero is among them and to give all other rebels a lesson]] (and they were ''seriously'' entertaining the idea) is because the one in charge (Suzaku) still held a degree of HonorBeforeReason and had given his word that this agreement would be upheld no matter what).
9th Sep '17 10:30:51 PM VulgarBee
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* ''ComicBook/Watchmen'': [[spoiler:Rorschach's Journal is heavily implied to have been published after the events of the graphic novel, revealing Ozymandias' master plan to the wide public, even though Dr. Manhattan killed Rorschach SPECIFICALLY SO THAT IT DOESN'T HAPPEN]].

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* ''ComicBook/Watchmen'': ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'': [[spoiler:Rorschach's Journal is heavily implied to have been published after the events of the graphic novel, revealing Ozymandias' master plan to the wide public, even though Dr. Manhattan killed Rorschach SPECIFICALLY SO THAT IT DOESN'T HAPPEN]].
24th Jul '17 5:01:01 AM SimYouLater
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SuperTrope of CantStopTheSignal. The characters who pass on the idea are likely {{Doomed Moral Victor}}s. Likely to inspire an InnocentBystander to make a DefiantStoneThrow. Compare WeAreEverywhere, for those bad ideas that can't be killed.

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SuperTrope of CantStopTheSignal. The characters who pass on the idea are likely {{Doomed Moral Victor}}s. Likely to inspire an InnocentBystander to make a DefiantStoneThrow. Compare WeAreEverywhere, for those bad ideas that can't be killed.
killed, and the [[MindVirus "Neurovirus" or "Memetic Science"]] for bad ideas that deserve to die but are too sentient and/or too contagious to be killed by law of [[MindWipe morality]], [[{{Thoughtcrime}} man]] or [[TheHeretic god]] (and don't expect TimeTravel or BigDamnVillains to fix it either).
21st Jun '17 8:25:53 PM UlyssesYeahThatOne
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-->'''Rorschach:''' Never compromise. Even in the face of Apocalypse, never compromise. [[spoiler: Seconds after that, Dr. Manhattan blows him up.]]
21st Jun '17 7:49:51 PM UlyssesYeahThatOne
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*''ComicBook/Watchmen'': [[spoiler:Rorschach's Journal is heavily implied to have been published after the events of the graphic novel, revealing Ozymandias' master plan to the wide public, even though Dr. Manhattan killed Rorschach SPECIFICALLY SO THAT IT DOESN'T HAPPEN]].
13th Jun '17 5:15:16 PM NightShade96
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* SCPFoundation: "Tell me, little girl, how does one kill an idea?" "With better ideas." [[spoiler:Unfortunately for the good guys, they don't have one. The end.]]

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* SCPFoundation: Wiki/SCPFoundation: "Tell me, little girl, how does one kill an idea?" "With better ideas." [[spoiler:Unfortunately for the good guys, they don't have one. The end.]]
13th Jun '17 3:14:09 AM Theharbo
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* The Franchise/StarWars ExpandedUniverse will ''never'' be rid of the [[ProudWarriorRace Mandalorians]], why? Well, in the words of Mandalore the destroyer:
--> ''"Here's why you can't exterminate us,'' aruetii[[note]][[YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord refers to someone not Mandalorian, or traitors.]][[/note]] . ''We're not huddled in one place we span the galaxy. We need no lords or leaders so you can't destroy our command. We can live without technology so we can fight with our bare hands. We have no species or bloodline so we can rebuild our ranks with others who want to join us. We're more than just a people or an army, aruetii. We're a culture. We're an idea. And you can't kill ideas but we can certainly kill you."''
13th Apr '17 10:31:00 PM kome360
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** Unfortunately, the same can be said for the Blood Red King, Amnesty's fiercest rival and the most feared villain in the ''[[Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]]'' universe: he is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Terror, Despair, and Man's Inhumanity to Man... something that has proven just as impossible to kill as hope.\

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** Unfortunately, the same can be said for the Blood Red King, Amnesty's fiercest rival and the most feared villain in the ''[[Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]]'' universe: he is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Terror, Despair, and Man's Inhumanity to Man... something that has proven just as impossible to kill as hope.\
13th Apr '17 10:30:29 PM kome360
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** Unfortunately, the same can be said for the Blood Red King, Amnesty's fiercest rival and the most feared villain in the ''[[Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]]'' universe: he is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Terror, Despair, and Man's Inhumanity to Man... something that has proven just as impossible to kill as hope.

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** Unfortunately, the same can be said for the Blood Red King, Amnesty's fiercest rival and the most feared villain in the ''[[Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]]'' universe: he is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Terror, Despair, and Man's Inhumanity to Man... something that has proven just as impossible to kill as hope.\
* SCPFoundation: "Tell me, little girl, how does one kill an idea?" "With better ideas." [[spoiler:Unfortunately for the good guys, they don't have one. The end.]]
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