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24th Jun '17 1:36:54 PM ZimFan89
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** Just before the FinalBattle, Jade disbands the Shadow Walkers, since she no longer needs servants on Earth if she's going to be free to roam it. To her credit, however, she gives them all a chance to try and waylay Trace and his friends, though really this just means reducing them to {{cannon fodder}}.
19th Jun '17 3:47:51 AM Daylight
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* This has become true in the world of boxing in the 21 Century. While fighters before then were allowed to lose and gain experience before building themselves up to become popular attractions, now a days a fighter must have a reputation of being a undefeated prospect, especially when it comes to big fights. If a fighter loses, their sponsors might abandoned them, and their coach might drop them. There have been many unbeaten prospects whom lost and were never heard from again, unless they become blue collar gatekeepers, [[ViciousCycle used to challenge the next unbeaten prospect]]. The only way this gets prevented is if a fighter wins enough big fights before losing, hopefully securing a large enough following.
19th Jun '17 3:32:32 AM Daylight
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** During the Apocalypse arc, the villain tries to do this to Magneto, but he sees through it, and with Mystique, had a back up plan just in case. "I never trusted you, Apocalypse. I'm not a fool."
16th Jun '17 10:28:50 AM Zeiram1990
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** Azula herself is subject to a non-fatal but still exceptionally cruel one of these in the finale, by her own father no less. He rewards her for all her loyalty by naming her his successor as Fire Lord, and then immediately crowns himself [[GodEmperor Phoenix King]] of the entire planet, rendering her new position [[KickedUpstairs totally powerless]]. And despite how karmic this sounds, it's actually [[TearJerker really, really sad]].

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** Azula herself is subject to a non-fatal but still exceptionally cruel one of these in the finale, by her own father no less. He rewards her for all her loyalty by naming her his successor as Fire Lord, and then immediately crowns himself [[GodEmperor Phoenix King]] of the entire planet, rendering her new position [[KickedUpstairs totally powerless]]. And despite how karmic this sounds, it's actually [[TearJerker really, really sad]].
11th Jun '17 11:16:42 PM CJCroen1393
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* Implied at the end of [[{{Creepypasta}} "Normal Porn for Normal People"]]. The last video featured in the story involves one of the actresses for the titular site being BoundAndGagged before the people running the site open the door for a shaved, rabid chimpanzee, which proceeds to maul the poor woman to death. The title of the video in question? "Useless.avi".
11th Jun '17 4:44:00 PM gb00393
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** The Master Torturer is tricked and murdered by Ramsay Snow in order to gain Theon's trust.
11th Jun '17 4:11:16 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Littlefinger kills Dontos Hollard for this and HeKnowsTooMuch.

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Littlefinger kills Dontos Hollard for this and HeKnowsTooMuch.HeKnowsTooMuch.
** Ramsay has Tansy hunted down by his dogs just because he's gotten bored with her and Myranda is a tad jealous.
11th Jun '17 4:02:33 AM Anddrix
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** ''FanFic/ThePowersOfHarmony'': [[GenreSavvy Awareness]] of this trope and the fact that [[BigBad Cetus]] will probably enact it the moment she stops being useful is why [[TheDragon Eclipse]] begins to [[TheStarscream plot against her]].

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** ''FanFic/ThePowersOfHarmony'': [[GenreSavvy Awareness]] Awareness of this trope and the fact that [[BigBad Cetus]] will probably enact it the moment she stops being useful is why [[TheDragon Eclipse]] begins to [[TheStarscream plot against her]].



* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Comicbook/LexLuthor has [[TheDragon Anatoli]] kill [[spoiler: the key witness to the Nairomi incident, who Lex had threatened into lying to the Senate to frame Comicbook/{{Superman}} for a massacre in Africa]]. She's GenreSavvy enough to realise what's happening after seeing Anatoli and some {{Mooks}} waiting at her house for her, and tries to avert this trope by [[spoiler: confessing to June Finch what she's done]], without success. Also, once [[spoiler: Wallace O'Keefe and the Senate sub-commitee headed by June Finch]] have [[UnwittingPawn done their job]] helping turn public opinion against the Man of Steel, Lex has them all killed in an explosion.

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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Comicbook/LexLuthor has [[TheDragon Anatoli]] kill [[spoiler: the key witness to the Nairomi incident, who Lex had threatened into lying to the Senate to frame Comicbook/{{Superman}} for a massacre in Africa]]. She's GenreSavvy smart enough to realise what's happening after seeing Anatoli and some {{Mooks}} waiting at her house for her, and tries to avert this trope by [[spoiler: confessing to June Finch what she's done]], without success. Also, once [[spoiler: Wallace O'Keefe and the Senate sub-commitee headed by June Finch]] have [[UnwittingPawn done their job]] helping turn public opinion against the Man of Steel, Lex has them all killed in an explosion.
10th Jun '17 6:50:33 PM harostar
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', this is the ultimate fate of ''all'' Warriors. When their [[YourDaysAreNumbered Tenure]] is close to ending and their powers begin to wane, a successor is selected to [[EatenAlive eat]] them in order to inherit their powers. Should a Warrior act out or make mistakes, their superiors will consider whether to end their Tenure ''early''. It's revealed that [[spoiler: Reiner Braun]] narrowly avoided this fate after failing his mission. It took 4 years of exceptional military service on the front lines to get his superiors to allow him to finish his Tenure.
7th Jun '17 1:13:29 PM Linda58
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*** A possible case with the '' Liparus'' and crew happens later. ''Immediately'' after the nuclear missiles detonate, the ship is rocked by explosions and begins to sink. It is entirely possible that fires from the earlier battle reached the ship's fuel or ammo storage, but the timing suggests this may have been a factor as well. The ship had completely served its purpose by that point after-all.
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