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23rd Aug '16 8:12:49 PM eowynjedi
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* Henry VIII in ''Literature/WolfHall''. Failing to carry out one of his commands, for any reason, and you'd better start measuring that spike for your head. First, of course, is Cardinal Wolsey for failing to convince the Pope to annul the marriage with Katharine of Aragon--he dies en route to what probably would have been his execution. Later, Henry tells Thomas Cromwell in no uncertain terms that he'd better not let Thomas More be acquitted under the law, and Cromwell reminds his colleagues of a recent case where they ''did'' fail to make a KangarooCourt sufficiently unjust to kill someone who'd pissed off their king, so they'd better pull out all the stops. In the second book, Cromwell repeatedly contemplates the odds of him retiring versus ending up on a spike.[[note]]For those who don't know: it was the latter, in 1540, after he arranged Henry's marriage to Anne of Cleves.[[/note]]


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* ''Series/WolfHall'' begins each episode with a few title cards to explain the situation. The first informs the viewers of the situation with Henry VIII's attempts to annul his marriage with Katharine of Aragon, that it is in this and ''only'' this matter that Cardinal Wolsey has failed him. Wolsey is exiled and later accused of treason, suffering DeathByDespair en route to trial. In the sixth episode it's Anne Boleyn who has failed by having a daughter and two miscarriages rather than a son[[note]]not that this was ''her'' fault, but Henry's not about to ask if impotence issues and having a second woman repeatedly miscarry might have some kind of common cause...[[/note]] and what happened to her, everyone knows. The fifth episode ends with Thomas Cromwell, the protagonist, having a DeadPersonConversation with Cardinal Wolsey: "The king wants a new wife. Fix him one. I didn't, and I'm dead."
23rd Aug '16 6:46:43 PM StarSword
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* Subverted to comedic effect in ''Film/TrueLies''. One of Salim Abu Aziz's {{mooks}} is filming Aziz's ultimatum video when his camcorder batteries run out. The mook nervously explains this, Aziz stalks up to him giving him a DeathGlare, and then...
-->'''Aziz:''' ''(quietly)'' Get another one, you ''moron!''
19th Aug '16 7:56:54 PM naruto8900
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** In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun'''s GDI campaign, a Nod General has just lost to the player character GDI commander [=McNeil=] and is beseeching Kane for reinforcements. Kane's response is to nuke the General's island base.

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** In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun'''s GDI campaign, a Nod General general Vega has just lost to the player character GDI commander [=McNeil=] and is beseeching Kane for reinforcements. Kane's response is to nuke the General's Vega's island base.
18th Aug '16 8:43:38 PM PaulA
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* The standard operating procedure of the Cetagandan Empire in Literature/VorkosiganSaga.
** Aral Vorkosigan himself once personally broke the neck of the officer who ordered the Solctice Massacre during the conquest of Komarr.

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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The standard operating procedure of the Cetagandan Empire in Literature/VorkosiganSaga.
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** Aral Vorkosigan himself once personally broke the neck of the officer who ordered the Solctice Solstice Massacre during the conquest of Komarr. Komarr.
17th Aug '16 5:20:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* The standard operating procedure of the Cetagandan Empire in VorkosiganSaga.

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* The standard operating procedure of the Cetagandan Empire in VorkosiganSaga.Literature/VorkosiganSaga.
16th Aug '16 3:31:46 PM Discar
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' this is what Count Dooku tells Ventress when [[spoiler:he "fires" her from the services of the Separatists]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' this ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
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is what Count Dooku tells Ventress when [[spoiler:he "fires" her from the services of the Separatists]].Separatists]]. The truth is that Sidious realized Ventress was being trained to help depose him, and ordered Dooku to get rid of her as a show of loyalty.
** Grievous has a habit of executing his droids when they fail him, or just when they happen to be standing nearby while he's angry.
14th Aug '16 3:14:26 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' the Prophets seemingly do this to the entire Elite race; after the destruction of one of the Halos and the death of the Prophet of Regret, they decide to scapegoat the Elites for those losses, and have the Brutes take over their roles as the Covenant's vanguards. The expanded universe, however, strongly hints that the Prophet of Truth was planning to do this for a ''long'' time for reasons of his own, and was simply just waiting for the right excuse; in fact, he ''intentionally'' let Regret die as part of his plans (by deliberately ignoring the good advice of his Elite subordinates, ironically enough). In this case, though, it completely backfires; the Prophets end up on the losing side of the resulting civil war against the Elites, and are driven to near-extinction.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' the Prophets seemingly do this to the entire Elite race; after the destruction of one of the Halos and the death of the Prophet of Regret, they decide to scapegoat the Elites for those losses, and have the Brutes take over their roles as the Covenant's vanguards. The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' expanded universe, however, strongly hints that the Prophet of Truth was planning to do this for a ''long'' time for reasons of his own, and was simply just waiting for the right excuse; in fact, he ''intentionally'' let Regret die as part of his plans (by deliberately ignoring the good advice of his Elite subordinates, ironically enough). In this case, though, it completely backfires; the Prophets end up on the losing side of the resulting civil war against the Elites, and are driven to near-extinction.
10th Aug '16 2:03:09 PM Willbyr
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* Mimi and Sheshe suffer this fate at the hands of ''both'' their bosses in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch''. They got off lucky the first time, only turning back to their original forms; the second time, depending which version you're following, either their hearts are absorbed like Seira's, or they get eaten alive.

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* Mimi and Sheshe suffer this fate at the hands of ''both'' their bosses in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch''.''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch''. They got off lucky the first time, only turning back to their original forms; the second time, depending which version you're following, either their hearts are absorbed like Seira's, or they get eaten alive.



** PokemonSpecial sees Ark, an Aqua Admin, ordered to stay behind and defend team headquarters while Archie, Amber, Angie, and the Magma alumni take the Kaien I to the Cave of Origin. To be fair to Archie, Ark should have known better about when and around who to indulge in EvilGloating. To be fair to Ark, however, Sapphire is harder to kill than the lot of them anticipated.

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** PokemonSpecial ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' sees Ark, an Aqua Admin, ordered to stay behind and defend team headquarters while Archie, Amber, Angie, and the Magma alumni take the Kaien I to the Cave of Origin. To be fair to Archie, Ark should have known better about when and around who to indulge in EvilGloating. To be fair to Ark, however, Sapphire is harder to kill than the lot of them anticipated.
3rd Aug '16 7:00:06 AM ZimFan89
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** [[EvilSorcerer Damien Darhk]] has a habit of killing anyone who fails (or even disagrees with) him using his magic. At one point, one of his lieutenants expresses doubt over Darhk's wife's ability to win the mayoral election, while in a tele-conference, thinking he's safe from Darhk's reprisal. He's wrong. So, after [[spoiler:Darhk's source of power is destroyed by the WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}]], he finds himself in jail with most of his underlings happy to let him rot there.

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** [[EvilSorcerer Damien Darhk]] has a habit of killing anyone who fails (or even disagrees with) him using his magic. At one point, one of his lieutenants expresses doubt over Darhk's wife's ability to win the mayoral election, while in a tele-conference, thinking he's safe from Darhk's reprisal. He's wrong. So, after [[spoiler:Darhk's source of power is destroyed by the WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}]], he finds himself in jail with most of his underlings happy to let him rot there. [[spoiler: And when Darhk's powers are restored, he takes his revenge by killing all his associates and taking full control of HIVE.]]


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* ''Series/{{Colony}}'': In the Season 1 finale, [[spoiler: [[TheQuisling Proxy Snyder]] -- having repeatedly failed to curb the [[LaResistance resistance]], even failing to prevent the attack that killed the Chief Minister -- is removed from his position and is last seen being escorted away by the [[EliteMooks Red Berets]].]]
15th Jul '16 12:52:46 AM Mareon
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** [[VillainousBreakdown Near the end]], Hitler has this UpToEleven: he thought ''the entire nation of Germany'' had failed him. Due to this, his final orders were to destroy the country in a sort of scorched-earth tactic; a SocialDarwinist to the end, he thought that if Germany's enemies won, then they were obviously the superior ones and thus that, as usual, the existence of an inferior nation like Germany was worth nothing. Fortunately, his generals [[PragmaticVillainy finally decided he was batshit insane and surrendered instead.]] Albert Speer, who did most of the refusing, managed to avoid hanging after the war, and served a 20 year sentence for his prior war crimes.

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** [[VillainousBreakdown Near the end]], Hitler has this UpToEleven: he thought ''the entire nation of Germany'' had failed him. Due to this, his final orders were to destroy the country in a sort of scorched-earth tactic; a SocialDarwinist to the end, he thought that if Germany's enemies won, then they were obviously the superior ones and thus that, as usual, the existence of an inferior nation like Germany was worth nothing. Fortunately, his generals [[PragmaticVillainy finally decided he was batshit insane and surrendered instead.]] Armament Minister Albert Speer, who did most of the refusing, managed to avoid hanging after the war, and served a 20 year sentence for his prior war crimes.
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