History RewardedAsATraitorDeserves / LiveActionTV

31st Oct '17 5:02:26 PM Premonition45
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': One episode played with this. Riker was made second in command of a Klingon ship as part of a cultural exchange program, and was made to swear a loyalty oath to the Klingon captain. Events happen that resulted in the Klingon captain declaring that the ''Enterprise'' attacked them, and so they were going to attack the ''Enterprise''. The Klingon captain then demanded that Riker give him the access codes to the ''Enterprise'', which Riker refused to do, due to his pre-existing oaths to Starfleet, but he was still willing to participate in the attack as part of the captain's orders [[spoiler:(well, not really)]]. The Klingon captain proceeded to tell him that if he ''had'' betrayed his original Starfleet oaths, he'd have had Riker executed as a traitor.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': One episode played ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
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with this.in "A Matter of Honor". Riker was made second in command of a Klingon ship as part of a cultural exchange program, and was made to swear a loyalty oath to the Klingon captain. Events happen that resulted in the Klingon captain declaring that the ''Enterprise'' attacked them, and so they were going to attack the ''Enterprise''. The Klingon captain then demanded that Riker give him the access codes to the ''Enterprise'', which Riker refused to do, due to his pre-existing oaths to Starfleet, but he was still willing to participate in the attack as part of the captain's orders [[spoiler:(well, not really)]]. The Klingon captain proceeded to tell him that if he ''had'' betrayed his original Starfleet oaths, he'd have had Riker executed as a traitor.traitor.
** In "The Defector", the Romulan Admiral Jarok, initially disguised as "Sublieutenant Setal", gives information about a Romulan base to the Enterprise crew. It turns out this was really a SecretTestOfCharacter by the Romulans, who wanted to test Jarok's loyalty. Despite their pleasure that he helped tricked the Federation into making an aggressive move, Commander Tomalak demands that they hand him over to summarily be executed. [[OutGambitted The Enterprise gets out of the trap]], but Jarok, [[ShootTheShaggyDog despondent that his defection, which meant leaving his family behind, was for nothing]], [[spoiler:kills himself]].
11th Oct '17 11:23:36 PM AnotherGuy
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': When the Cardassians switch sides and ally themselves with former Dominion collaborator Damar, the Female Changeling turns on remaining collaborator Broca and assumes he will betray the Dominion, too. Despite Broca's pleas that he's faithful to the Dominion, she has him executed.
-->'''Weyoun:''' ''(deadpan)'' I won't miss him.
27th Aug '17 1:46:55 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Any [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Jaffa]] who betrays his Goa'uld master is branded as a Shol'va (literally, "traitor") by all other Goa'uld, despite their feudal nature. This is largely because the Goa'uld rely heavily on their Jaffa to maintain control of their empires; any Jaffa that willingly betrays their master is a threat to the balance of power. Especially given that it could undermine the Goa'uld claim to being gods.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Any [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Jaffa]] who betrays his Goa'uld master is branded as a Shol'va (literally, "traitor") by all other Goa'uld, despite their feudal nature. This is largely because the Goa'uld rely heavily on their Jaffa to maintain control of their empires; any Jaffa that willingly betrays their master is a threat to the balance of power. Especially given that it could undermine the Goa'uld claim to being gods. The Jaffa resistance founded by Bra'tac and Teal'c eventually takes the term "Shol'va" as a badge of honor, signifying that they have betrayed their false deities in favor of freedom.
22nd Jun '17 10:47:29 AM ShorinBJ
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* ''Series/{{PrisonBreak}}'': In the first season finale "Flight," Michael Scoffield decided that since Tweener betrayed them to CO Bellick, he is no longer responsible for helping Tweener to escape and forces him to leave the group.

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* ''Series/{{PrisonBreak}}'': ''Series/PrisonBreak'': In the first season finale "Flight," Michael Scoffield decided that since Tweener betrayed them to CO Bellick, he is no longer responsible for helping Tweener to escape and forces him to leave the group.
12th Apr '17 11:57:11 AM MelTaco
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12th Apr '17 11:56:00 AM MelTaco
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* ''Series/{{PrisonBreak}}'': In the first season finale "Flight," Michael Scoffield decided that since Tweener betrayed them to CO Bellick, he is no longer responsible for helping Tweener to escape and forces him to leave the group.
1st Apr '17 2:33:35 AM foxley
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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants The Mutants]]", Varan's Son assassinates Ky on behalf on the Marshal. When he comes to the Marshal's office to collect the promised reward, the Marshal shoots him with a dart gun.
13th Jan '17 6:35:09 PM OccasionalExister
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* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'': Mickey Doyle somehow manages to make it through five seasons of [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing absolutely anyone]] to get a better deal for himself in the criminal underworld. It isn't until the end of the final season where he meets his end while trying to switch sides in a MobWar, during the middle of a literal MexicanStandoff. Instead of being killed because of the other side's [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatism]] or [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]], [[spoiler:"Lucky" Luciano]] is just angry and annoyed to bother with him, so he just shoots him in the head to shut him up forever.

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* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'': Mickey Doyle somehow manages to make it through five seasons of [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing absolutely anyone]] to get a better deal deals for himself in the criminal underworld. It isn't until the end penultimate episode of the final season where he meets his end while trying to switch sides in a MobWar, during the middle of a literal MexicanStandoff. Instead of being killed because of the other side's [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatism]] or [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]], [[spoiler:"Lucky" Luciano]] is just too angry and annoyed to bother with him, so he just shoots him in the head throat to shut him up forever.
13th Jan '17 6:30:28 PM OccasionalExister
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* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'': Mickey Doyle somehow manages to make it through five seasons of [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing absolutely anyone]] to get a better deal for himself in the criminal underworld. It isn't until the end of the final season where he meets his end while trying to switch sides in a MobWar, during the middle of a literal MexicanStandoff. Instead of being killed because of the other side's [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatism]] or [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]], [[spoiler:"Lucky" Luciano]] is just angry and annoyed to bother with him, so he just shoots him in the head to shut him up forever.
21st Jul '16 10:31:22 AM Morgenthaler
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** Former rebel Brian who gives up Miles and Nora's ultimate destination in "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E12Ghosts Ghosts]]" gets the same treatment. The Monroe Militia, for all of its other deficiencies, seems to be DangerouslyGenreSavvy when it comes to dealing with defectors and informants.

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** Former rebel Brian who gives up Miles and Nora's ultimate destination in "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E12Ghosts Ghosts]]" gets the same treatment. The Monroe Militia, for all of its other deficiencies, seems to be DangerouslyGenreSavvy savvy when it comes to dealing with defectors and informants.
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