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24th Aug '16 1:37:53 PM wheelofdawn
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* Amical, the friendly villain of ''[[{{Webcomic/morphe}}morphE}}]]'' is very fond of picking favorites and giving them favor in life or death situations. In the first chapter he recognizes a celebrity in a fight to the death and breaks the rules to help him win by shooting the other contestant in the back. Later the plot focuses on his use of this trope to select which of his pupils will have to die before his next big party.

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* Amical, the friendly villain of ''[[{{Webcomic/morphe}}morphE}}]]'' ''{{Webcomic/morphe}}'' is very fond of picking favorites and giving them favor in life or death situations. In the first chapter he recognizes a celebrity in a fight to the death and breaks the rules to help him win by shooting the other contestant in the back. Later the plot focuses on his use of this trope to select which of his pupils will have to die before his next big party.
24th Aug '16 1:36:55 PM wheelofdawn
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* Amical, the friendly villain of ''[[{{Webcomic/morphe}}morphE}}]]'' is very fond of picking favorites and giving them favor in life or death situations. In the first chapter he recognizes a celebrity in a fight to the death and breaks the rules to help him win by shooting the other contestant in the back. Later the plot focuses on his use of this trope to select which of his pupils will have to die before his next big party.
14th Jun '16 2:07:09 PM KingZeal
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Commando}}'': Col. John Matrix (Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger) tells this to Sully, a wise-cracking bad guy. What's lost in MemeticMutation, however, is that it's [[DeadpanSnarker plainly obvious]] that Matrix isn't serious when he speaks the line.[[note]]Sully had just finished taunting Matrix and joking that his daughter would be gang-raped.[[/note]] Later, Matrix gets the picture during a HighAltitudeInterrogation:

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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Commando}}'': Col. John Matrix (Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger) tells this to Sully, a wise-cracking bad guy. What's lost in MemeticMutation, however, is that it's [[DeadpanSnarker plainly obvious]] that Matrix isn't serious when he speaks the line.[[note]]Sully had just finished taunting Matrix and joking that his daughter would be gang-raped.[[/note]] Later, Matrix Sully gets the picture during a HighAltitudeInterrogation:
14th Jun '16 2:05:44 PM KingZeal
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Commando}''}: Col. John Matrix (Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger) tells this to Sully, a wise-cracking bad guy. What's lost in MemeticMutation, however, is that it's [[DeadpanSnarker plainly obvious]] that Matrix isn't serious when he speaks the line.[[note]]Sully had just finished taunting Matrix and joking that his daughter would be gang-raped.[[/note]] Later, Matrix gets the picture during a HighAltitudeInterrogation:

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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Commando}''}: ''Film/{{Commando}}'': Col. John Matrix (Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger) tells this to Sully, a wise-cracking bad guy. What's lost in MemeticMutation, however, is that it's [[DeadpanSnarker plainly obvious]] that Matrix isn't serious when he speaks the line.[[note]]Sully had just finished taunting Matrix and joking that his daughter would be gang-raped.[[/note]] Later, Matrix gets the picture during a HighAltitudeInterrogation:
14th Jun '16 2:05:08 PM KingZeal
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* Col. John Matrix (Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger) tells this to one of the villains in ''Film/{{Commando}}''. Later, the Governator practices for his future role as a politician by flip-flopping on this promise while [[HighAltitudeInterrogation hanging Sully over a long drop]] by his leg:

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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Commando}''}: Col. John Matrix (Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger) tells this to one of Sully, a wise-cracking bad guy. What's lost in MemeticMutation, however, is that it's [[DeadpanSnarker plainly obvious]] that Matrix isn't serious when he speaks the villains in ''Film/{{Commando}}''. line.[[note]]Sully had just finished taunting Matrix and joking that his daughter would be gang-raped.[[/note]] Later, Matrix gets the Governator practices for his future role as picture during a politician by flip-flopping on this promise while [[HighAltitudeInterrogation hanging Sully over a long drop]] by his leg:HighAltitudeInterrogation:
4th May '16 9:51:10 AM aye_amber
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* This is supposedly one of the reasons to worship [[Franchise/TheCthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]. Upon his rising, cultists will be devoured first, sparing them what happens next.

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* This is supposedly one of the reasons to worship [[Franchise/TheCthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]. Upon his rising, cultists will be devoured first, sparing them what happens next.
25th Apr '16 10:14:29 AM Mhazard
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If said to a hero, it may because they're {{Friendly Enem|y}}ies. An OmnicidalManiac may either express a desire to preserve one person or event that they like, or say that it's the one thing they'll miss after destroying the world. If they believe the person or people they spare have some sort of UniquenessValue, that's SparingTheAces.

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If said to a hero, it may because they're {{Friendly Enem|y}}ies. An OmnicidalManiac may either express a desire to preserve one person or event that they like, or say that it's the one thing they'll miss after destroying the world. If they believe the person or people they spare have some sort of UniquenessValue, that's SparingTheAces.
SparingTheAces. If they deliberately spare someone to have the person suffer from guilt, that's CruelMercy.
20th Apr '16 12:47:44 PM SteveMB
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In ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', Fish Mooney does this to a few helpless victims she has strung up.

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* In ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', Fish Mooney does this to a few helpless victims she has strung up.



* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Arena", the Gorn captain promises Kirk a quick death if he surrenders.



* The ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' episode "Alive" offers Darkseid's take:
-->'''Darkseid:''' It seems I have you to thank [[spoiler: for my resurrection.]] Though your world will suffer slowly, I grant ''you'' a quick death.

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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' episode finale episodes "Alive" offers and "Destroyer" offer Darkseid's take:
-->'''Darkseid:''' It ** After being [[spoiler:brought back to life]] by Luthor:
--->It
seems I have you to thank [[spoiler: for my resurrection.]] Though your world will suffer slowly, I grant ''you'' a quick death."
** During the final showdown with Superman:
--->You impress me, Kryptonian. More, your valor has touched my heart. Oh yes, there is still some small part of me that knows mercy. I will end your pain... with something special I've been saving for just this occasion. ''(Darkseid draws a Kryptonite knife)'' I'm going to carve out your heart and put it on a pike in my throne room.
13th Apr '16 8:10:29 PM nmn3r3
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** The "less painful death" variant is how Caliborn ''says'' he feels about Dirk. He's not lying, but at the same time, he wants to be bros with him too.
-->'''uu:''' THE DEATH I WISH ON HIM DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ESPECIALLY PAINFUL. IT COULD BE LIKE. GOING TO SLEEP. WITH MAYBE ONLY A SHORT SCREAM.
8th Feb '16 7:31:38 PM Katsuhagi
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* ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' uses this when Snow Song is thinking about how she'll destroy the town in a restaurant, but then the waitress gives her some chocolate cake on the house:

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* ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' uses this when Snow Song is thinking about how she'll destroy the town while sitting down to eat in a restaurant, but then the waitress gives her some chocolate cake on the house:
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