History Main / YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

6th Feb '16 4:53:41 PM Vios
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* There is a double case in ''[[VideoGame/BaldursGate Baldur's Gate 2]]''. When the characters enter the drow city, they see a drow male killing a slave (while actually saying the trope name). A moment later his mommy shows up, and kills him, saying he is much more expendable than that slave.
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* There is a double case in ''[[VideoGame/BaldursGate Baldur's Gate 2]]''.''VideoGame/BaldursGateII''. When the characters enter the drow city, they see a drow male killing a slave (while actually saying the trope name). A moment later his mommy shows up, and kills him, saying he is much more expendable than that slave.
27th Jan '16 9:49:16 PM DarkMask
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* From ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' [[spoiler:[[BigBad Father Balder]] had already previously decided that his brainwashed [[TheDragon Dragon]], Jeanne, was supposed to die in order to help Bayonetta regain her lost memories. However, Jeanne shakes the brainwashing at the last moment and escapes, coming back later to save Bayonetta from Balder.]]
21st Jan '16 9:19:03 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "The Last of the Cybernauts...??", Kane employs Goff to get the Cybernauts working. Once they are operating, he quickly determines that Goff is only an engineer and incapable of making any improvements to the robots, he uses a Cybernaut to snap Goff's neck.
16th Jan '16 1:59:22 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* At the first show of Wrestling/RingOfHonor's ''Fifth Year Festival'', Wrestling/AustinAries and Wrestling/RoderickStrong challenged Generation Next stablemate Wrestling/MattSydal and his newer partner Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels for the World Tag Team Titles and were unsuccessfuul when Aries suffered a knee injury. So Strong beat up Aries and announced he was forming a new TagTeam with Davey Richards called No Remorse Corps.
12th Jan '16 3:20:51 PM eroock
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12th Jan '16 4:47:15 AM luiz4200
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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]].
8th Jan '16 10:24:56 AM johnsmithxxi
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* [[CanadianPolitics Canadian Prime Minister]] Stephen Harper is legendary for this tactic.
8th Jan '16 10:23:05 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': "Your usefulness is at an end!", said by El Capitan to Flinheart Glomgold at the end of "Wrongway in Ronguay".
6th Jan '16 4:28:33 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': [[spoiler:Jor-El's disposal of Kara]] after Clark discovers [[spoiler:she is not actually Kryptonian.]] Instead of the normal phrase, [[spoiler:he]] uses [[spoiler:"She served her purpose."]]
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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': ** In "Asylum", three of Clark Kent's old enemies, Ian Randall, Van [=McNulty=], and Eric Summers team up to lure Clark to them so Eric can steal his powers and use them to escape from Belle Reeve. After Van does his part by smuggling in a piece of kryptonite, Ian kills him. After Eric steals Clark's powers, he declares he's invincible and thus doesn't need Ian anymore, then throws him into a wall, presumably killing him. ** In "Covenant", [[spoiler:Jor-El's disposal of Kara]] after Clark discovers [[spoiler:she is not actually Kryptonian.]] Instead of the normal phrase, [[spoiler:he]] uses [[spoiler:"She served her purpose."]]
5th Jan '16 2:16:04 AM Oddstar6
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* Discussed in the ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story "A Little Knowledge", when a small-time crook discovers the secret identity of local crimefighter Jack-In-The-Box. He considers getting rich by selling the information to a local crime lord, then realizes that his life could be forfeit once the deal is complete.

* In ''Conqueror of the Barren Earth'', this seems to be at least part of Jinal's motivation for killing Zhengla: once they have succeeded in conquering the world together, she does not need him anymore and decides that she would prefer to rule alone. Of course, she was also motivated by the desire for [[RapeAndRevenge revenge]]. This is an unusual example, in that it is the hero of the story doing this.

* ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'': Vladek notes that in Auschwitz he saw the Polish smugglers who ratted him and Anja out to the Nazis once more. The smugglers had eventually been deported to the death camp as well, because the Nazis had no use for them anymore. He never saw them again.

* Discussed in the ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story "A Little Knowledge", when a small-time crook discovers the secret identity of local crimefighter Jack-In-The-Box. He considers getting rich by selling the information to a local crime lord, then realizes that his life could be forfeit once the deal is complete. * ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'': Vladek notes that in Auschwitz he saw the Polish smugglers who ratted him and Anja out to the Nazis once more. The smugglers had eventually been deported to the death camp as well, because the Nazis had no use for them anymore. He never saw them again.
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