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16th Oct '17 1:10:30 AM Medinoc
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* ''WesternAnimation/LaBalladeDesDalton'': [[spoiler:The Daltons plan to kill Lucky Luke once they no longer need him to collect Henry Dalton's estate]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/LaBalladeDesDalton'': [[spoiler:The Daltons plan to kill Lucky Luke once they no longer need him to collect Henry Dalton's estate]]. He's also betraying them all along, but they don't know that until the end.
1st Oct '17 8:35:22 AM nighttrainfm
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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' Han Solo brings this up while trying to convince Kylo Ren to rejoin the good guys; he fully expects Supreme Leader Snoke will kill Ren the moment he's fulfilled his purpose. Whether he's right remains to be seen.

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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Han Solo brings this up while trying to convince Kylo Ren to rejoin the good guys; he fully expects Supreme Leader Snoke will kill Ren the moment he's fulfilled his purpose. Whether he's right remains to be seen.
1st Oct '17 8:34:49 AM nighttrainfm
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* Surprisingly, the Sith mastermind Darth Sidious in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' series only does this twice, and both in ''Revenge of the Sith.'' Count Dooku doesn't realize how expendable he is until Sidious orders his replacement, the future Darth Vader, to execute him. Then, once the Separatist leaders have done their job, Sidious informs them that he is sending Vader to "take care of them." Naturally, this means Vader locks the door and slaughters them. Vader's sweetheart Padmé probably would've also been discarded by Sidious, if Vader hadn't accidentally done that himself.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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Surprisingly, the Sith mastermind BigBad Darth Sidious in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' series / Emperor Palpatine only does this twice, and both in ''Revenge of the Sith.'' Count Dooku doesn't realize how expendable he is until Sidious orders his replacement, the future Darth Vader, to execute him. Then, once the Separatist leaders have done their job, Sidious informs them that he is sending Vader to "take care of them." Naturally, this means Vader locks the door and slaughters them. Vader's sweetheart Padmé probably would've also been discarded by Sidious, if Vader hadn't accidentally done that himself.


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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' Han Solo brings this up while trying to convince Kylo Ren to rejoin the good guys; he fully expects Supreme Leader Snoke will kill Ren the moment he's fulfilled his purpose. Whether he's right remains to be seen.
28th Sep '17 1:59:58 AM Acebrock
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* In ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'', when you finally find him, Sebille's master, [[Spoiler:The Shadow Prince]], admits that this was his plan for her when she had killed everyone he needed her to, specifically by using his mind control song to make her commit suicide. The only problem is that she escaped first, and now wants him dead.

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* In ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'', when you finally find him, Sebille's master, [[Spoiler:The [[spoiler:The Shadow Prince]], admits that this was his plan for her when she had killed everyone he needed her to, specifically by using his mind control song to make her commit suicide. The only problem is that she escaped first, and now wants him dead.
28th Sep '17 1:59:23 AM Acebrock
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* In ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'', when you finally find him, Sebille's master, [[Spoiler:The Shadow Prince]], admits that this was his plan for her when she had killed everyone he needed her to, specifically by using his mind control song to make her commit suicide. The only problem is that she escaped first, and now wants him dead.
26th Sep '17 5:27:57 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Since patriarchal societies commonly frame women as only useful to their husbands and households, some upper-[[TypeCaste caste]] UsefulNotes/{{Hindu|ism}} communities in UsefulNotes/{{India}} developed a tradition of ''sati'', which called for a widow to [[SelfImmolation immolate herself]] on her husband's funeral pyre. The good news is that it's been banned since the time of UsefulNotes/TheRaj, and even when it was more common, it didn't exceed several hundred victims per year out of a population of a hundred million.

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* Since patriarchal societies commonly frame have historically viewed women as only useful to their husbands and households, some upper-[[TypeCaste caste]] UsefulNotes/{{Hindu|ism}} communities in UsefulNotes/{{India}} developed a tradition of called ''sati'', which called for a widow to [[SelfImmolation immolate herself]] on her husband's funeral pyre. The good news is that it's been banned since the time of UsefulNotes/TheRaj, and even when it was more common, still in practice, it didn't exceed several hundred victims per year out of a population of a hundred million.millions.
24th Sep '17 5:39:18 PM nombretomado
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* Game 7 of ''ComicFuryWerewolf''. The two Wolves decided to backstab the Framer mere days away from victory. It turned out later that they'd just forgotten that he was on their side, but the Trope was used in the Death Scene anyway.

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* Game 7 of ''ComicFuryWerewolf''.''Roleplay/ComicFuryWerewolf''. The two Wolves decided to backstab the Framer mere days away from victory. It turned out later that they'd just forgotten that he was on their side, but the Trope was used in the Death Scene anyway.
17th Sep '17 11:53:37 PM Linda58
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*** In the opening bank robbery, nonetheless, the Joker walks away with the entire $68 million haul for himself, tricking his clowns into shooting each other, and only needing to kill ''one'' person (the bus driver).

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*** In the opening bank robbery, nonetheless, the Joker walks away with the entire $68 million haul for himself, tricking his clowns into shooting each other, and only needing to kill ''one'' person (the bus driver).driver). This seemingly relies on a degree of stupidity and/or [[GenreBlind Genre Blindness]] from the clowns: they're told to kill someone once he's done his part...and don't realize the same will happen to them. One guy ''does'' catch one when he learns another clown was told to do this, but is wrong in who kills him.



** In ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', Angelo Palazzi, the impersonator, demanded a raise immediately before his mission of stealing the nuclear warhead. He smugly points out that with so much time and effort already spent on the plot, there's no way SPECTRE would walk away from it now, certainly not over a pay dispute. His boss, Emilio Largo, was not pleased and kills him right after he delivers the goods.

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** In ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', Angelo Palazzi, the impersonator, demanded a raise immediately before his mission of stealing the nuclear warhead. He smugly points out that with so much time and effort already spent on the plot, there's no way SPECTRE would walk away from it now, certainly not over a pay dispute. His boss, Emilio Largo, was not pleased and kills him right after he delivers the goods. Whether or not this was always the plan, or only done because he demanded more money is unclear.
17th Sep '17 6:10:14 PM nombretomado
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* The [[spoiler:octospiders]] in [[strike:Gentry Lee]] ArthurCClarke's sequels to ''Literature/RendezvousWithRama'' are ''good'' guys who do this. To themselves, voluntarily.

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* The [[spoiler:octospiders]] in [[strike:Gentry Lee]] ArthurCClarke's Creator/ArthurCClarke's sequels to ''Literature/RendezvousWithRama'' are ''good'' guys who do this. To themselves, voluntarily.
5th Sep '17 5:45:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'', it combines with a VillainousBreakdown as the Joker responds to his own master plan's failure by requesting a handgun from his most loyal psycho-henchman Bob, only to shoot Bob point-blank for not telling him Batman "had one of those... things!"
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