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24th Aug '16 10:40:00 AM Timwi
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* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'' S01E18 “Vatman”, the villain drops this line verbatim while speaking to Superman.

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* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'' S01E18 {{S01E18}} “Vatman”, the villain drops this line verbatim while speaking to Superman.
24th Aug '16 10:39:26 AM Timwi
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* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'' S01E18 “Vatman”, the villain drops this line verbatim while speaking to Superman.
21st Aug '16 9:38:02 AM nombretomado
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* In a particularly cruel example, Raistlin Majere does this to [[spoiler:Crysania]] near the end of ''{{Dragonlance}} Legends'', telling [[spoiler:her]], "Farewell, [[spoiler:Revered Daughter]]. I need you no longer."
* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', the [[PsychoForHire psycho killer]] assassin [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Teatime Mr. Teatime]] ''always'' does this, even to hostages and bribees, creeping out other guys who only "won't hesitate to kill anybody between them and some gold." He's described as being one of the rare ''literal'' examples of "someone who will kill you as soon as look at you".
** In another ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' story, ''Discworld/TheTruth'', a pair of villains plan to kill their Lord Vetinari look-alike once "his face no longer fits". Luckily, he is rescued in time.

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* In a particularly cruel example, Raistlin Majere does this to [[spoiler:Crysania]] near the end of ''{{Dragonlance}} ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Legends'', telling [[spoiler:her]], "Farewell, [[spoiler:Revered Daughter]]. I need you no longer."
* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', the [[PsychoForHire psycho killer]] assassin [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Teatime Mr. Teatime]] ''always'' does this, even to hostages and bribees, creeping out other guys who only "won't hesitate to kill anybody between them and some gold." He's described as being one of the rare ''literal'' examples of "someone who will kill you as soon as look at you".
** In another ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' story, ''Discworld/TheTruth'', a pair of villains plan to kill their Lord Vetinari look-alike once "his face no longer fits". Luckily, he is rescued in time.



** And in ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'', the [[TheEvilPrince Duke]] (a dab hand with poisons) catches the antidote-dosed King Olerve off-guard by simply hiring an assassin with a crossbow and a fast horse. Death assures the King's ghost that the assassin's horse isn't fast enough: [[AC: He allowed the Duke to provide him with a packed lunch]].

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** And in In ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'', the [[TheEvilPrince Duke]] (a dab hand with poisons) catches the antidote-dosed King Olerve off-guard by simply hiring an assassin with a crossbow and a fast horse. Death assures the King's ghost that the assassin's horse isn't fast enough: [[AC: He allowed the Duke to provide him with a packed lunch]].
18th Aug '16 2:12:03 PM Tre
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** Though in the SciFiChannel sequel it turned out he was cursed and became undead.

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** Though in the SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] sequel it turned out he was cursed and became undead.
10th Aug '16 10:12:58 PM PaulA
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* A variation in ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]''. [[MagnificentBastard Toranaga]] is well aware that Yabu is TheStarscream, and has in fact betrayed him at a potentially crucial time, and this is the official reason for ordering him to commit seppuku. However, Toranaga would not have done this if Yabu hadn't outlived his usefulness at the same time, since Toranaga knew he was treacherous right from the start, and made alliances with him anyway because he was useful.

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* A variation in ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]''.''Literature/{{Shogun}}''. [[MagnificentBastard Toranaga]] is well aware that Yabu is TheStarscream, and has in fact betrayed him at a potentially crucial time, and this is the official reason for ordering him to commit seppuku. However, Toranaga would not have done this if Yabu hadn't outlived his usefulness at the same time, since Toranaga knew he was treacherous right from the start, and made alliances with him anyway because he was useful.
3rd Aug '16 12:25:51 AM Tron80
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* The Star Sapphire gem once possessed a girl named Krystal so it could have a temporary body while it searched for its preferred host, Carol Ferris. It breaks into Carol's jet, {{Body Surf}}s into Carol, mocks Krystal as an inferior specimen unworthy of [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan's]] love, then flies away. Sadly, the confused, naked girl barely has enough time to ask what is going on before the jet crashes.

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* Franchise/GreenLantern: The Star Sapphire gem once possessed a girl named Krystal so it could have a temporary body while it searched for its preferred host, Carol Ferris. It breaks into Carol's jet, {{Body Surf}}s into Carol, mocks Krystal as an inferior specimen unworthy of [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan's]] love, then flies away. Sadly, the confused, naked girl barely has enough time to ask what is going on before the jet crashes.



* It happens at the end of the ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton''. After meeting Supergirl, [[spoiler:[[BodySnatcher Worldkiller-1]]]] decides that he doesn't need its old host body anymore because the Kryptonian girl would make for a better container, and destroys its host.



* {{Tintin}}'s archnemesis, Roberto Rastapopoulos, shows his worst in ''Flight 714''. Along with his enemies/victims, he had plans to kill every one of his minions (with the possible exception of Allan, his [[TheDragon dragon]]) before his master plan was through. He doesn't get to carry out said plans, though.

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* {{Tintin}}'s Franchise/{{Tintin}}'s archnemesis, Roberto Rastapopoulos, shows his worst in ''Flight 714''. Along with his enemies/victims, he had plans to kill every one of his minions (with the possible exception of Allan, his [[TheDragon dragon]]) before his master plan was through. He doesn't get to carry out said plans, though.
2nd Aug '16 12:25:46 PM iowaforever
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* The fate of [[spoiler: the Adviser]] in ''VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer''; [[spoiler: midway through the Warriors of Chaos Campaign, he arrives and gives you a mocking speech about how you have little power against the Gods. Mockery turns to terror when his albino raven familiar is consumed by light, and he pleads for his life before the bird pecks out his eyes and reveals itself to be Sathorael the Ever-Watching, a Lord of Change that has been manipulating all of the factions in order to usher in the End Times.]]
1st Aug '16 8:34:18 AM WillBGood
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* The [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden]] OVA has the ManBehindTheMan say this almost word for word when offing [[spoiler: the scientist that he blackmailed into recreating the Evil Gods]].

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* The [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden]] ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' OVA has the ManBehindTheMan say this almost word for word when offing [[spoiler: the scientist that he blackmailed into recreating the Evil Gods]].
31st Jul '16 12:05:36 PM Medinoc
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheLegendOfWilliamTell'', a summoned demon overhears two mooks discussing that the sorcerer will unsummon it when it has served its purpose. It's not happy about that. After the heroes have escaped, they discuss with the BigGood that they were lucky that the demon betrayed its master... at which point [[spoiler:the BigGood polymorphs into a Mook before their eyes for a second]].

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheLegendOfWilliamTell'', a summoned demon overhears two mooks discussing that the sorcerer will unsummon it when it has served its purpose. It's not happy about that. After the heroes have escaped, they discuss with the BigGood [[BigGood Kalem]] that they were lucky that the demon betrayed its master... at which point [[spoiler:the BigGood [[spoiler:Kalem polymorphs into a Mook before their eyes for a second]].
31st Jul '16 10:37:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Attila}}'': Emperor Valentinian and his mother pull this on Flavius Aetius after he has defeated Attila, killing him on the basis that he's no longer useful to them.
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