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3rd May '16 4:29:33 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', [[spoiler:the same Okonogi from Higurashi is eventually revealed to have been working with the main Sumadera branch to eliminate Kasumi and her guards. Because Ange had at that point become a liability and could become a witness, Okonogi ordered Amakusa to kill Ange as soon as he finished off Kasumi and her guards.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler:the same Okonogi from Higurashi is eventually revealed to have been working with the main Sumadera branch to eliminate Kasumi and her guards. Because Ange had at that point become a liability and could become a witness, Okonogi ordered Amakusa to kill Ange as soon as he finished off Kasumi and her guards.]]
29th Apr '16 5:15:16 PM LinTaylor
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** In ''Film/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', Freeza kills all 1000 of his own {{Mooks}} with a single attack after they're defeated by the Z-Fighters. ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' changed this by instead having them get caught in the energy released when Freeza assumes his GoldenSuperMode, but considering who we're talking about he'd probably label it a happy accident.
28th Apr '16 4:17:11 PM Eddy1215
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Compare YouHaveFailedMe (when the executed underlings are killed because they ''didn't'' succeed), RewardedAsATraitorDeserves, WeHaveReserves, and UriahGambit. ShootTheBuilder is a subtrope. Contrast CantKillYouStillNeedYou. See also VillainousDemotivator and EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes.

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Compare YouHaveFailedMe (when the executed underlings are killed because they ''didn't'' succeed), RewardedAsATraitorDeserves, WeHaveReserves, and UriahGambit. ShootTheBuilder is a subtrope. Contrast CantKillYouStillNeedYou.CantKillYouStillNeedYou and MookDepletion. See also VillainousDemotivator and EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes.
25th Apr '16 7:37:37 PM SomberCaelifera
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* ''Series/AdamAdamantLives'': After betraying Adam to the Face, Louise served her new master faithfully for sixty-five years. That didn't cut any [[HumanPopsicle ice]] with the Face; as soon as he was revived, he made off with his new, younger FemmeFatale sidekick, leaving Louise to die in Adam's arms,

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* ''Series/AdamAdamantLives'': After betraying Adam to the Face, Louise served her new master faithfully for sixty-five years. That didn't cut any [[HumanPopsicle ice]] with the Face; as soon as he was revived, he made off with his new, younger FemmeFatale sidekick, leaving Louise to die in Adam's arms, arms.



* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In "This One Goes To Eleven", the murderer disposes of their accomplices once they have served their purposse; killing the two thieves after they have stolen the painting, and disposing of the forger when he threatens to become a liability.

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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In "This One Goes To Eleven", the murderer disposes of their accomplices once they have served their purposse; purpose; killing the two thieves after they have stolen the painting, and disposing of the forger when he threatens to become a liability.



** The ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode "Starship mine" also contains an instance of this. Kelsey, the leader of a terrorist group trying to [[EmptyQuiver steal the highly instable toxic waste of Enterprise's engine core]], shoots one of her mooks after learning from him how to remove the [[strike: uranium]] [[AppliedPhlebotinum trilithium]] from its container.

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** The ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode "Starship mine" also contains an instance of this. Kelsey, the leader of a terrorist group trying to [[EmptyQuiver steal the highly instable unstable toxic waste of Enterprise's engine core]], shoots one of her mooks after learning from him how to remove the [[strike: uranium]] [[AppliedPhlebotinum trilithium]] from its container.
20th Apr '16 1:43:24 PM Grade0
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* Attempted by the BigBad in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'', once Lloyd had handed over the [[PlotCoupon Moon Objects]]. It doesn't work.
20th Apr '16 6:43:44 AM gravious
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* The BigBad of ''Literature/QuiteUglyOneMorning'' has this as his MO. [[spoiler: Doesn't work out so well for him in the end.]]
17th Apr '16 11:02:59 PM SSJMagus
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** [[spoiler:[[ImmortalHero And yet all of those people survived.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:[[ImmortalHero And yet all of those people survived.]]]]]] As powerful and ruthless as he is, Aizen is ''really bad'' about not bothering to check whether his defeated enemies are actually ''dead'' and not just unconscious...and given the nature of the series this leaves his death toll among characters [[NominalImportance who actually have names]] rather low.]]
7th Apr '16 7:54:46 PM Perseus
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** The manual of 'A Link to the past' states that Ganondorf killed his followers when they reashed the Triforce.
* In ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'', the Shroob Princess ([[spoiler:the younger one]]), declares that Peach is useless after the brothers break her out of her force field and tries to finish her off, but the brothers fight and defeat her.

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** The manual of 'A Link to the past' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' states that Ganondorf killed his followers when they reashed reached the Triforce.
Triforce so he could claim its power for himself alone.
* In ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'', the Shroob Princess ([[spoiler:the Shroob [[spoiler:(the younger one]]), one)]] declares that Peach is useless after the brothers break her out of her force field and tries to finish her off, but the brothers fight and defeat her.
6th Apr '16 10:58:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''SinCity'', Manute had [[TheMole a mole]] spying on the girls of Old Town for him. Once she gave him the information he needed, he ordered her killed. The mole does die, though not at the hands of the bad guys, but at the hands of Dwight and the girls of Old Town after they rescue their leader Gail, who the mole sold out.

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* In ''SinCity'', ''ComicBook/SinCity'', Manute had [[TheMole a mole]] spying on the girls of Old Town for him. Once she gave him the information he needed, he ordered her killed. The mole does die, though not at the hands of the bad guys, but at the hands of Dwight and the girls of Old Town after they rescue their leader Gail, who the mole sold out.
30th Mar '16 6:26:41 PM bombadil211
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* Sometimes enforced by the Hollywood studios either when they feel like a star is fading or just for the hell of it. This happened to Crator/WhoopiGoldberg with ''Film/TheodoreRex'' and almost happened to Creator/KimBasinger with ''Film/BoxingHelena'', though the latter was smart enough to back out of the project--at a ''very'' enormous price, as she found out when [[DisproportionateRetribution she became bankrupt some time later]] (she's still making movies more regularly than Whoopi).

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* Sometimes enforced by the Hollywood studios either when they feel like a star is fading or just for the hell of it. This happened to Creator/KimBasinger with ''Film/BoxingHelena'' after she backed out of the project and she was hit with a lawsuit that left her bankrupt and destroyed her reputation to the point where no studios were willing to give her leading roles anymore. Crator/WhoopiGoldberg with saw this happen and decided that she'd rather develop a reputation as someone [[MoneyDearBoy who'd do anything for money]] rather than someone [[SeriousBusiness who broke contract agreements]], resulting in ''Film/TheodoreRex'' and almost happened to Creator/KimBasinger with ''Film/BoxingHelena'', though the latter was smart enough to back out eventual end of the project--at a ''very'' enormous price, her run as she found out when [[DisproportionateRetribution she became bankrupt some time later]] (she's still making movies more regularly than Whoopi).a box office draw.
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