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26th Jun '16 10:36:57 AM DoctorTItanX
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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.]]

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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 events, this leaves his death toll among characters the individuals [[NominalImportance who actually have names]] rather low.]]



** Furthermore, the BigBad of the final arc, [[spoiler:Yhwach, kills Luders Friegen after the latter finished his task]].
*** One of his subordinates panics on realizing their boss has left them behind. That means they're no longer useful to him and are nothing more than [[spoiler:fodder for his energy absorption ability, which subsequently kills said subordinate]].

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** Furthermore, the BigBad of the final arc, recent events, [[spoiler:Yhwach, kills Luders Friegen after the latter finished his task]].
*** One of his subordinates the Sternritter panics on realizing their boss has left them behind. That means they're no longer useful to him and are nothing more than [[spoiler:fodder for his Auswählen, his energy absorption ability, which subsequently kills said subordinate]].
23rd Jun '16 10:15:32 AM nighttrainfm
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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.

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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, true form, but considering who we're talking about he'd probably label it a happy accident.
20th Jun '16 12:55:24 AM foxley
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* ''ComicBook/JonahHex'': In #10 of the original series, el Papagayo has his men transport the stolen gold across a rickety rope bridge. When they have carried the majority of of it across, he cuts the bridge down while they are on it so he will not have to share the gold.
12th Jun '16 1:14:00 PM LtFedora
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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 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.

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** Kai Winn has no qualms about doing this with [[spoiler: Vedek Bareil. After he's injured during the middle of sensitive negotiations with Cardassia, she pushes for more extreme treatments right up until the treaty is signed. Then she says it's time to pull the plug.]]
** The ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode "Starship mine" Mine" also contains an instance of this. Kelsey, the leader of a terrorist group trying to [[EmptyQuiver steal the highly 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.
3rd Jun '16 6:48:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''TheTransformersIDW'' ''Autocracy'' Megatron and Orion Pax join forces against Zeta Primes oppressive rule, after Zeta Prime was shot by Megatron, he soon shoots Orion Pax, stating he has served his purpose.

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* In ''TheTransformersIDW'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW'' ''Autocracy'' Megatron and Orion Pax join forces against Zeta Primes oppressive rule, after Zeta Prime was shot by Megatron, he soon shoots Orion Pax, stating he has served his purpose.
3rd Jun '16 12:43:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', after the first two version of their plan, which attempted to take advantage of Trent Easton's political connections, fail, [[BlondGuysAreEvil Mr. Blonde]] reveals his alien nature and dispatches Easton in a combination of YouHaveFailedMe and this trope. When the last, least subtle plan is thwarted as well, the Skedar imprison their other ally, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Cassandra DeVries]], for the same reasons.

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* In ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', after the first two version of their plan, which attempted to take advantage of Trent Easton's political connections, fail, [[BlondGuysAreEvil Mr. Blonde]] Blonde reveals his alien nature and dispatches Easton in a combination of YouHaveFailedMe and this trope. When the last, least subtle plan is thwarted as well, the Skedar imprison their other ally, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Cassandra DeVries]], for the same reasons.
2nd Jun '16 4:02:43 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* As soon as [[EvilBrit Francis]] reveals to [[Film/Deadpool Deadpool]] that he can't fix Wade's face, his minutes are numbered.

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* As soon as [[EvilBrit Francis]] reveals to [[Film/Deadpool Deadpool]] {{Film/Deadpool}} that he can't fix Wade's face, his minutes are numbered.
2nd Jun '16 4:01:51 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* As soon as [[EvilBrit Francis]] reveals to Film/Deadpool that he can't fix Wade's face, his minutes are numbered.

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* As soon as [[EvilBrit Francis]] reveals to Film/Deadpool [[Film/Deadpool Deadpool]] that he can't fix Wade's face, his minutes are numbered.
2nd Jun '16 4:01:03 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* As soon as [[EvilBrit Francis]] reveals to Film/Deadpool that he can't fix Wade's face, his minutes are numbered.
29th May '16 7:40:19 PM ultimomant
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': The Three Emperors of Yliaster do this to Jeager and Team Catastrophe.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': The Three Emperors of Yliaster do this to Jeager and Team Catastrophe.''Franchise/YuGiOh'':



** And in ''Anime/YuGiOhTheMoviePyramidOfLight'', after Seto Kaiba has done enough damage to Yami Yugi and afterwards attempts and fails to destroy his Pyramid of Light card with his Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon, Anubis appears and ambushes him, grabbing him by the head, tossing him aside and knocking him unconscious before taking his place in the duel with Yami, that while saying, "You have served my purpose well, little worm. But YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness!"

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** And in ''Anime/YuGiOhTheMoviePyramidOfLight'', after Seto Kaiba has done enough damage to Yami Yugi and afterwards attempts and fails to destroy his Pyramid of Light card with his Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon, Anubis appears and ambushes him, grabbing him by the head, tossing him aside and knocking him unconscious before taking his place in the duel with Yami, that while saying, "You have served my purpose well, little worm. But YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness!"



** ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': The Three Emperors of Yliaster do this to Jeager and Team Catastrophe. They survive thanks to the heroes.
** ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'': The third-party villain Tron considers his own sons expendable, and after they lose their duels, uses their life forces to empower his own secret weapon.



* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'': The third-party villain Tron considers his own sons expendable, and after they lose their duels, uses their life forces to empower his own secret weapon.
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