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18th Mar '17 7:07:12 AM Psi001
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*** Not as extreme an example, but in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', Mewtwo has put the local Nurse Joy under [[{{Brainwashed}} mind control]] to act as a sort of greeter to the people he has lured onto New Island, and upon revealing himself and sending one of the guests who tried to attack him flying through the room, he tells Nurse Joy her usefulness has ended and lifts her from the mind control. Granted, Mewtwo was more of an AffablyEvil Pokemon than a BadBoss, but this is still an example.

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*** Not as extreme an example, but in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', Mewtwo has put the local Nurse Joy under [[{{Brainwashed}} mind control]] to act as a sort of greeter to the people he has lured onto New Island, and upon revealing himself and sending one of the guests who tried to attack him flying through the room, he tells Nurse Joy her usefulness has ended and lifts her from the mind control.control to face her fate with the rest of the humans. Granted, Mewtwo was more of an AffablyEvil Pokemon than a BadBoss, but this is still an example.
14th Mar '17 5:14:36 PM HamburgerTime
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* Used in an episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}''. Three people work together rob a casino. One is killed by his partners at the scene. Another is killed sometime later. [[spoiler:The third one gets killed too, but not because of this trope.]]

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* Used in an episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}''. Three people work together rob a casino. One is killed by his partners at the scene. Another is killed sometime later. [[spoiler:The third one gets mastermind, who had killed too, but not because of this trope.the other two, is himself killed by a DirtyCop he had bribed earlier in the episode, who wanted all the spoils to himself.]]


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** In several ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series, especially during the '80s, a favorite tactic for disposing of useless, failing, or disobedient henchmen is to chuck them into the monster-making machine and mutate them into a mindless beast for the heroes to kill. ''Series/ChoushinseiFlashman'''s Emperor Lah Deus in particular was fond of this ploy, dispatching no less than seven unwanted minions thusly. [[spoiler: It's then [[HoistByHisOwnPetard turned right back on him]] in the finale when his treacherous head scientist sticks a knife in his back]].
12th Mar '17 7:03:32 PM patriciovalencia117
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* Activision Blizzard falls into this trope in an excellent way. Remember Call of Duty, the game that was developed by Infinity Ward, the very same company that gave Activision Blizzard billions of dollars; well, Activision Blizzard has fired two key figures of Infinity Ward and has said that the developer will not make more games of that franchise; instead, Treyarch and a new developer would take care of the franchise. However, this was subverted after several civil suits, Infinity Ward got back together and are working with Activision to make ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare3''.

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* Activision Blizzard falls into this trope in an excellent way. Remember Call of Duty, the game that was developed by Infinity Ward, the very same company that gave Activision Blizzard billions of dollars; well, dollars? Well, Activision Blizzard has fired two key figures of Infinity Ward and has said that the developer will not make more games of that franchise; instead, Treyarch and a new developer would take care of the franchise. However, this was partially subverted after several civil suits, suit with Infinity Ward got back together and are working with Activision staying open to make ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare3''.''VideoGame/ModernWarfare3'' though most of its original staff resigned to protest Activision's decision.
12th Mar '17 12:46:08 AM wedekit
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** Let's not forget about [[spoiler: Lysa Arryn! He wedded and (re-)bedded her, and then promptly pushed her out of a ridiculously high window when she became hysterical and threatened/attempted to kill her own niece out of jealousy. She was useful as a stepping stone to power, poisoning her own husband on his orders and later marrying him and granting him a title far above his heriditary station. However, once he married, he had everything she could offer him and no longer needed her.]]
7th Mar '17 1:29:45 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Littlefinger kills Dontos Hollard for this and HeKnowsTooMuch.
7th Mar '17 8:31:31 AM GMantis
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* In commenting on General George Patton, Eisenhower said that there was no better general when it came to aggressively pursuing a retreating enemy. However, he [[ExactWords very pointedly never said that Patton was a good general outside of that particular role]]. Patton's death in a car accident shortly after the end of the war was the only thing that prevented him from being unceremoniously sacked, as his attitude and belligerence was not something that would have been useful facing off against the Soviets and dealing with allies in the newly-forming NATO.
** [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/3869117/General-George-S.-Patton-was-assassinated-to-silence-his-criticism-of-allied-war-leaders-claims-new-book.html There are substantiated claims that Patton was assassinated]] for his [[WhatTheHellHero criticism]] of the [[MoralDissonance Allies' conduct in the Second World War]].
1st Mar '17 8:30:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''FanFic/ABrighterDark'': A rare ([[GreyAndGrayMorality somewhat]]) heroic example. Unlike the [[FireEmblemFates original story]], Garon gives his permission to Corrin to kill Hans in revenge for [[spoiler: stabbing her friend, Lilith, in the back with his ax,]] stating that he no longer has need for him anymore.

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* ''FanFic/ABrighterDark'': A rare ([[GreyAndGrayMorality somewhat]]) heroic example. Unlike the [[FireEmblemFates [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates original story]], Garon gives his permission to Corrin to kill Hans in revenge for [[spoiler: stabbing her friend, Lilith, in the back with his ax,]] stating that he no longer has need for him anymore.
25th Feb '17 2:01:29 PM nombretomado
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* In the DaleBrown novel ''Warrior Class'', BigBad Pavel Kazakov threatens this some times and eventually goes through with it.

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* In the DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown novel ''Warrior Class'', BigBad Pavel Kazakov threatens this some times and eventually goes through with it.
24th Feb '17 6:32:48 AM Taskmaster123
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* The Comics Code Authority ran into this full stop, and it was never really useful to begin with. Basically its' role was censoring comics so they wouldn't damage the minds of impressionable young children, but it was created due to the efforts of a man clung to a false premise based on observations of a subject group that was far too narrow for the scope of what he claimed, and pretty much made up evidence if he couldn't obtain it through the scientific method (which he never tried to apply anyway). Bottom line, all the comics code really did was stifle creativity, force comics to be highly formulaic, and prevented any effort to address real social, political, or cultural issues. Comic publishing companies chafed under this until the 1990's, then basically started pushing the envelope as much as they wanted. Eventually all the comic publishers stopped adhering to it, and just published comics without the code before abandoning it all together. The CCA become defunct in 2011.



* The ComicsCodeAuthority ran into this full stop, and it was never really useful to begin with. Basically its' role was censoring comics so they wouldn't damage the minds of impressionable young children, but it was created due to the efforts of a man clung to a false premise based on observations of a subject group that was far too narrow for the scope of what he claimed, and pretty much made up evidence if he couldn't obtain it through the scientific method (which he never tried to apply anyway). Bottom line, all the comics code really did was stifle creativity, force comics to be highly formulaic, and prevented any effort to address real social, political, or cultural issues. Comic publishing companies chafed under this until the 1990's, then basically started pushing the envelope as much as they wanted. Eventually all the comic publishers stopped adhering to it, and just published comics without the code before abandoning it all together. The CCA become defunct in 2011.
24th Feb '17 6:31:21 AM Taskmaster123
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* The ComicsCodeAuthority ran into this full stop, and it was never really useful to begin with. Basically its' role was censoring comics so they wouldn't damage the minds of impressionable young children, but it was created due to the efforts of a man clung to a false premise based on observations of a subject group that was far too narrow for the scope of what he claimed, and pretty much made up evidence if he couldn't obtain it through the scientific method (which he never tried to apply anyway). Bottom line, all the comics code really did was stifle creativity, force comics to be highly formulaic, and prevented any effort to address real social, political, or cultural issues. Comic publishing companies chafed under this until the 1990's, then basically started pushing the envelope as much as they wanted. Eventually all the comic publishers stopped adhering to it, and just published comics without the code before abandoning it all together. The CCA become defunct in 2011.
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