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29th Jun '16 2:58:09 PM Dragonking56
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*From Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', [[BigBad Zaheer]] pulls this trope on his flunky [[spoiler: Aiwei]] as punishment for failing to cover the Red Lotus's escape at Zaofu by [[spoiler: throwing him into the [[AndIMustScream Fog of]] [[FateWorseThanDeath Lost Souls]]]].
24th Jun '16 9:08:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has an interesting variation: You have succeeded admirably... But I'm bored. Working for Joker is like Russian Roulette. With bullets in all 6 chambers. And two guns. [[OverlyLongGag And the bullets are dipped in poison. And you don't get to spin the barrel.]]
** According to [[GailSimone one writer]], that same chaotic nature also means Joker might shower you in cash for doing something like tipping a chair over. This is presented as the only reason anyone would be stupid enough to work for the Joker: it's Russian Roulette mixed with traditional roulette.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker has an interesting variation: You have succeeded admirably... But I'm bored. Working for Joker is like Russian Roulette. With bullets in all 6 chambers. And two guns. [[OverlyLongGag And the bullets are dipped in poison. And you don't get to spin the barrel.]]
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]] According to [[GailSimone [[Creator/GailSimone one writer]], that same chaotic nature also means Joker might shower you in cash for doing something like tipping a chair over. This is presented as the only reason anyone would be stupid enough to work for the Joker: it's Russian Roulette mixed with traditional roulette.
23rd Jun '16 7:35:19 AM Eddy1215
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** A particularly idiotic moment happened in one episode when a sniper failed to hit the Quests' boat, and the villain angrily shot him, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard only for the soldier's body to land on a detonator]] for the [[SeaMine mine]] the BigBad was directly over.

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** [[WhatAnIdiot A particularly idiotic moment moment]] happened in one episode when a sniper failed to hit the Quests' boat, and the villain of the episode, General Fung, angrily shot him, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard only for the soldier's body to land on a detonator]] for the [[SeaMine mine]] the BigBad Fung's boat was directly over.
7th Jun '16 2:51:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Records of the Grand Historian'', incidentally, are also called the ''Shiji'' (史記), and also contain a variant example. Sima Qian records that [[TheArtOfWar Sun Tzu]] employed a variant of this trope to demonstrate his teachings. Before hiring Sun Tzu, the King of Wu tested Sun Tzu's skills by commanding him to train a harem of 180 concubines into soldiers. Sun Tzu divided them into two companies, appointing the two concubines most favored by the king as the company commanders. When Sun Tzu first ordered the concubines to face right, they giggled. In response, Sun Tzu said that the general, in this case himself, was responsible for ensuring that soldiers understood the commands given to them. Then, he explained and reiterated the command; again the concubines just stood and giggled. Sun Tzu then ordered the execution of the king's two favored concubines, to the king's protests. He explained that if the general's soldiers understood their commands but did not obey, it was the fault of the officers. Sun Tzu also said that, once a general was appointed, it was his duty to carry out his mission, even if the king objected. After both concubines were killed, new officers were chosen to replace them. Afterwards, both companies performed their maneuvers flawlessly and in complete silence. Sun Tzu then announced, "The troops are now well disciplined. They may be employed as the King desires, even to the extent of going through fire and water." Despite his bitterness at losing his favorite concubines, the King recognized Sun Tzu's skill and appointed him General. In the following years Sun Tzu contributed to a number of victories that cemented the State of Wu's place as a leading power in the region.

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* The ''Records of the Grand Historian'', incidentally, are also called the ''Shiji'' (史記), and also contain a variant example. Sima Qian records that [[TheArtOfWar Sun Tzu]] Creator/SunTzu employed a variant of this trope to demonstrate his teachings. Before hiring Sun Tzu, the King of Wu tested Sun Tzu's skills by commanding him to train a harem of 180 concubines into soldiers. Sun Tzu divided them into two companies, appointing the two concubines most favored by the king as the company commanders. When Sun Tzu first ordered the concubines to face right, they giggled. In response, Sun Tzu said that the general, in this case himself, was responsible for ensuring that soldiers understood the commands given to them. Then, he explained and reiterated the command; again the concubines just stood and giggled. Sun Tzu then ordered the execution of the king's two favored concubines, to the king's protests. He explained that if the general's soldiers understood their commands but did not obey, it was the fault of the officers. Sun Tzu also said that, once a general was appointed, it was his duty to carry out his mission, even if the king objected. After both concubines were killed, new officers were chosen to replace them. Afterwards, both companies performed their maneuvers flawlessly and in complete silence. Sun Tzu then announced, "The troops are now well disciplined. They may be employed as the King desires, even to the extent of going through fire and water." Despite his bitterness at losing his favorite concubines, the King recognized Sun Tzu's skill and appointed him General. In the following years Sun Tzu contributed to a number of victories that cemented the State of Wu's place as a leading power in the region.
3rd Jun '16 12:42:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', after the first two version of their plan, which attempted to take advantage of Trent Easton's political connections, fail, [[BlondGuysAreEvil Mr. Blonde]] [[TheReveal reveals his alien nature]] and dispatches Easton in a combination of this trope and YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness. When the last, least subtle plan is thwarted as well, the Skedar imprison their other ally [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Cassandra DeVries]] for the same reasons.

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* In ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', after the first two version of their plan, which attempted to take advantage of Trent Easton's political connections, fail, [[BlondGuysAreEvil Mr. Blonde]] Blonde [[TheReveal reveals his alien nature]] and dispatches Easton in a combination of this trope and YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness. When the last, least subtle plan is thwarted as well, the Skedar imprison their other ally [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Cassandra DeVries]] for the same reasons.
30th May '16 3:31:40 PM GMon
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'''[[SurroundedByIdiots Lonzak:''' He... err... escaped.\\

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'''[[SurroundedByIdiots Lonzak:''' Lonzak]]:''' He... err... escaped.\\



'''[[KillerRobot Satan's Robot:''' (''clanking menacingly towards Lonzak'') [[RoboSpeak SUR-REND-DER!]]\\
''Lonzak:''' But Majesty, I have brought prisoners!

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'''[[KillerRobot Satan's Robot:''' Robot]]:''' (''clanking menacingly towards Lonzak'') [[RoboSpeak SUR-REND-DER!]]\\
''Lonzak:''' '''Lonzak:''' But Majesty, I have brought prisoners!
19th May '16 11:03:04 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' Opal Koboi says this word for word during the climax of ''The Opal Deception''. [[spoiler: It's subverted, though- she's actually saving their lives by activating their (primitive) escape pods to jettison them away from Opal's exploding ship. The full line is "I advise you to strap in. You have failed me. Enjoy prison."]]
16th May '16 3:02:31 PM elemt
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* In ''Series/PennyDreadful'' [[spoiler: Dracula]] does this to his most prominent minion when, after a couple episodes of ominous stalking, he appears to Vanessa openly and speaks of her past, causing her to break off her relationship with [[spoiler: Dracula's alter ego Dr. Sweet]] for fear of the danger to him. A furious blow that hurls him across the room followed by ordering the rest of the minions to devour him makes obvious the master's displeasure with his lack of subtlety.
16th May '16 9:26:41 AM Jorin
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* Averted with General Grievous of all people in ''ComicBook/StarWarsKanan''. [[spoiler: He doesn't Kill Coburn Sear for failing to kill the Jedi, he doesn't even berate him or injure him for his failure. ]].
16th May '16 5:22:40 AM Medinoc
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': After one of his fleet's airships fires at a Corbettite fortress, causing [[ChainLightning an overwhelming retaliation]], an enraged Martellus demands to know who went over his head and ordered that shot. One guy proudly claims credit, [[TooDumbToLive openly questions his competence as king, and starts patronizing him like he didn't just cause a military disaster]]. Martellus promptly defenestrates him.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': After one of his fleet's airships fires at a Corbettite fortress, causing [[ChainLightning an overwhelming retaliation]], an enraged Martellus demands to know who went over his head and ordered that shot. One guy proudly claims credit, [[TooDumbToLive openly questions his competence as king, and starts patronizing him like he didn't just cause a military disaster]]. Martellus promptly defenestrates [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20141029 defenestrates]] him.
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