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10th Jul '16 4:50:30 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Benjamin Palmer]] does this to [[spoiler:Col. Keene]] near the end of ''BrokenSaints'', then has it done to him in turn by [[spoiler:Lear Dunham]].

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* [[spoiler:Benjamin Palmer]] does this to [[spoiler:Col. Keene]] near the end of ''BrokenSaints'', ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', then has it done to him in turn by [[spoiler:Lear Dunham]].
9th Jul '16 11:49:43 AM nombretomado
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* Makuta Teridax from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' arranged for the destruction of his entire [[BrotherhoodOfEvil brotherhood]], to ensure that no other Makuta would be left to fight against or otherwise threaten him once his plan succeeds. He sent some of his best men to Karda Nui, the "heart of the universe", to keep the Toa Nuva from re-energizing it until the timing was right. One thing he didn't tell them was that the reactivation of Karda Nui would unleash an energy storm that vaporizes anything within it. He also intended to off the Nuva and whoever else resided in Karda Nui (whom he had used as his unsuspecting pawns), but they managed to escape the storm. However, supplementary material later revealed that he had kept some Makuta alive to enslave them and make them produce Kraata slugs to power his [[{{mook}} Rahkshi]].

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* Makuta Teridax from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' arranged for the destruction of his entire [[BrotherhoodOfEvil brotherhood]], to ensure that no other Makuta would be left to fight against or otherwise threaten him once his plan succeeds. He sent some of his best men to Karda Nui, the "heart of the universe", to keep the Toa Nuva from re-energizing it until the timing was right. One thing he didn't tell them was that the reactivation of Karda Nui would unleash an energy storm that vaporizes anything within it. He also intended to off the Nuva and whoever else resided in Karda Nui (whom he had used as his unsuspecting pawns), but they managed to escape the storm. However, supplementary material later revealed that he had kept some Makuta alive to enslave them and make them produce Kraata slugs to power his [[{{mook}} Rahkshi]].
7th Jul '16 5:38:21 PM Vir
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** First he leads them to Perry White's office and Lois Lane, with the expectation that where she is, Superman will soon show up (and he does). Zod then says "Kill the rest. Starting with him (Luthor)". After the fight with Superman is over Luthor, gives Zod "Superman's address" (the Fortress of Solitude, which Luthor discovered earlier).

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** First he leads them to Perry White's office and Lois Lane, with the expectation that where she is, Superman will soon show up (and he does). Zod then says "Kill the rest. Starting with him (Luthor)". After the fight with Superman is over Luthor, over, Luthor gives Zod "Superman's address" (the Fortress of Solitude, which Luthor discovered earlier).



* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Bruce Wayne narrowly avoids this trope with Braniac thanks to [[MakesSenseInContext Superman disguised as Batman]]. Bruno Mannheim didn't turn out so lucky with Darkseid.
-->'''Manheim''': You said you would [[WeCanRuleTogether make me a king!]]
-->'''Darkseid''': And so you are: [[ILied King of fools.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Bruce Wayne narrowly avoids this trope with Braniac Brainiac thanks to [[MakesSenseInContext [[ItMakesSenseInContext Superman disguised as Batman]]. Bruno Mannheim didn't turn out so lucky with Darkseid.
-->'''Manheim''': -->'''Mannheim''': You said you would [[WeCanRuleTogether make me a king!]]
-->'''Darkseid''':
king!]]\\
'''Darkseid''':
And so you are: [[ILied King of fools.]]
1st Jul '16 1:58:19 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/OHenri'': "Boulivard cannot carry two."

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* ''Literature/OHenri'': "Boulivard "The Roads We Take" by Creator/OHenry: "Bolivar cannot carry two.double."
1st Jul '16 1:57:10 AM PaulA
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by [[TheChick Sephrenia]] in ''[[TheTamuli The Shining Ones]]'', when she incorrectly believes she's outlived her usefulness to the other good guys.

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by [[TheChick Sephrenia]] in ''[[TheTamuli ''[[Literature/TheTamuli The Shining Ones]]'', when she incorrectly believes she's outlived her usefulness to the other good guys.
29th Jun '16 3:03:24 PM Dragonking56
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** From Season 3 of the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', [[BigBad Zaheer]] tells his flunky [[spoiler: Aiwei]] that he failed to eliminate one loose end- [[spoiler: Aiwei]] himself. Zaheer chooses to [[AndIMustScream remedy]] [[FateWorseThanDeath that]].

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** From Season 3 1 of the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', [[BigBad Zaheer]] Amon]] tells his flunky [[TheDragon The Lieutenant]] this when the latter discovers his boss's secret - [[spoiler: Aiwei]] that he failed to eliminate one loose end- [[spoiler: Aiwei]] himself. Zaheer chooses to [[AndIMustScream remedy]] [[FateWorseThanDeath that]].Amon himself is actually a bloodbender]].
28th Jun '16 6:54:22 PM Adept
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* ''OHenri'': "Boulivard cannot carry two."

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* ''OHenri'': ''Literature/OHenri'': "Boulivard cannot carry two."



* The [[spoiler:octospiders]] in [[strike:Gentry Lee]] ArthurCClarke's sequels to ''RendezvousWithRama'' are ''good'' guys who do this. To themselves, voluntarily.

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* The [[spoiler:octospiders]] in [[strike:Gentry Lee]] ArthurCClarke's sequels to ''RendezvousWithRama'' ''Literature/RendezvousWithRama'' are ''good'' guys who do this. To themselves, voluntarily.
27th Jun '16 4:18:55 PM Divra
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* ^''Film/GrossePointBlank'' has a rather touching subversion. Martin Blank has, throughout the film, been set up as a ruthless and highly efficient hitman. Towards the end of the film, when he realizes he has to go on the run and possibly abandon his career, he orders his assistant/secretary Marcella to cover their traces, and then tells her to look under her desk. She immediately freezes up, expecting this trope to be in force, and looks under the desk. There is a package duct taped there... but it turns out to be a huge bundle of cash.

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* ^''Film/GrossePointBlank'' ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'' has a rather touching subversion. Martin Blank has, throughout the film, been set up as a ruthless and highly efficient hitman. Towards the end of the film, when he realizes he has to go on the run and possibly abandon his career, he orders his assistant/secretary Marcella to cover their traces, and then tells her to look under her desk. She immediately freezes up, expecting this trope to be in force, and looks under the desk. There is a package duct taped there... but it turns out to be a huge bundle of cash.
27th Jun '16 3:03:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the Creator/GeorgeOrwell novel ''AnimalFarm'', Old Major names this trope as one of the chief evils committed by man against animals, citing that "the very instant that our usefulness has come to an end we are slaughtered with hideous cruelty." When Napoleon takes over the farm, he has [[spoiler:the big draft horse Boxer sold to the knacker's to have his throat cut and his remains boiled down for the foxhounds the very day his great muscles lose their power, and the dogs drowned in a pond when they become old and toothless.]] Unsurprisingly, he is shown to be no better, or possibly even ''worse'', than farmer Jones, who the animals overthrew near the start.

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* In the Creator/GeorgeOrwell novel ''AnimalFarm'', ''Literature/AnimalFarm'', Old Major names this trope as one of the chief evils committed by man against animals, citing that "the very instant that our usefulness has come to an end we are slaughtered with hideous cruelty." When Napoleon takes over the farm, he has [[spoiler:the big draft horse Boxer sold to the knacker's to have his throat cut and his remains boiled down for the foxhounds the very day his great muscles lose their power, and the dogs drowned in a pond when they become old and toothless.]] Unsurprisingly, he is shown to be no better, or possibly even ''worse'', than farmer Jones, who the animals overthrew near the start.



* In ''Blonde Genius'' by JTEdson, cat burglar Gus Saunders is ejected from a plane without a parachute when after he has served TheSyndicate's purpose by robbing Bekinsop's Academy.

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* In ''Blonde Genius'' by JTEdson, Creator/JTEdson, cat burglar Gus Saunders is ejected from a plane without a parachute when after he has served TheSyndicate's purpose by robbing Bekinsop's Academy.
27th Jun '16 3:02:37 PM Divra
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*^''Film/GrossePointBlank'' has a rather touching subversion. Martin Blank has, throughout the film, been set up as a ruthless and highly efficient hitman. Towards the end of the film, when he realizes he has to go on the run and possibly abandon his career, he orders his assistant/secretary Marcella to cover their traces, and then tells her to look under her desk. She immediately freezes up, expecting this trope to be in force, and looks under the desk. There is a package duct taped there... but it turns out to be a huge bundle of cash.
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