History ShootTheDog / LiveActionTV

26th Jul '16 8:38:23 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Rome}}''. The conspirators in the assassination of Julius Caesar try to kill Marc Antony as well, despite Brutus having forbid it. When Brutus call them out on this, they point out his HonorBeforeReason. As he doesn't know of their actions, his honor is not besmirched. Brutus replies that actually he's twice dishonored, because now he looks like a fool for not knowing what his own followers were up to.
16th Jul '16 4:52:54 AM Dravencour
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** In ''The Train Job'', he kicks the KingMook into Serenity's engines-- shredding the man into a mist of blood-- because he threatened to hunt them down over a deal gone bad.

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** In ''The Train Job'', he kicks the KingMook into Serenity's engines-- engines -- shredding the man into a mist of blood-- blood -- because he threatened to hunt them down over a deal gone bad.



** The culmination of Mal's "Shoot the Dog for the crew" mentality is shown in ''Ariel'' where he fully intends to space ''one of his own crew'' for trying to sell out two others for reward money.

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** The culmination of Mal's "Shoot the Dog for the crew" mentality is shown in ''Ariel'' where he fully intends to space [[ThrownOutTheAirlock space]] ''one of his own crew'' for trying to sell out two others to the Alliance for reward money.
10th Jun '16 6:58:20 AM madammina
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* ''Series/Chuck''
** Played for laughs in one episode. Morgan has to go undercover as a crime boss. To sell his story, when he enters a meeting, he is on a cellphone (pretending to ) convince/order his lackey to shoot a dog. The other crime bosses there look either confused or disgusted.
2nd May '16 5:37:46 AM erforce
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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}: Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'':

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}: Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'':''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'':
25th Apr '16 11:10:16 AM benda
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* ''Bangkok Hilton'': In the backstory, Hal Stanton thwarted a plan by Allied soldiers to escape from a Japanese POW camp in Thailand, as he knew that their captors would execute two prisoners for every one that escaped, a factor that the escapees refused to take into account. As a result, eight escapees were executed. The worst part? If he had let them go, the war would have been over before any reprisals would have happened.

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* ''Bangkok Hilton'': In the backstory, Hal Stanton thwarted a plan by Allied soldiers to escape from a Japanese POW camp in Thailand, as he knew that their captors would execute two prisoners for every one that escaped, a factor that the escapees refused to take into account. As a result, eight escapees were executed. The worst part? If he had let them go, The guards themselves escaped the very next day when it turned out that the war would have been over before any reprisals would have happened.was effectively over.
25th Apr '16 11:07:20 AM benda
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* ''Bangkok Hilton'': In the backstory, Hal Stanton thwarted a plan by Allied soldiers to escape from a Japanese POW camp in Thailand, as he knew that their captors would execute two prisoners for every one that escaped, a factor that the escapees refused to take into account. The worst part? If he had let them go, the war would have been over before any reprisals would have happened.

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* ''Bangkok Hilton'': In the backstory, Hal Stanton thwarted a plan by Allied soldiers to escape from a Japanese POW camp in Thailand, as he knew that their captors would execute two prisoners for every one that escaped, a factor that the escapees refused to take into account. As a result, eight escapees were executed. The worst part? If he had let them go, the war would have been over before any reprisals would have happened.
2nd Oct '15 9:08:27 PM CameronWhite
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** The Chinese gangster in the second episode was an ''idiot'' for [[BigBrotherInstinct tripping off John's protective instinct towards Sherlock]] when he tries to kill him, despite the fact John's [[CombatPragmatist tied to a chair at the time.]] [[TooDumbToLive It ends badly for the gangster,]] since [[BadassAdorable John]] [[TranquilFury calmly]] kills him.
2nd Oct '15 9:04:34 PM CameronWhite
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** Sherlock killing Magnussen in the Series 3 finale, "His Last Vow", definitely qualifies, in a literal example (though more of a case of Shoot the Son of a Bitch). Sherlock blows Magnussen's brains out in front of John, Mycroft, and the police; since neither Sherlock nor John was under direct physical threat from Magnussen at the time, it's considered to be outright murder, [[RealityEnsues and Sherlock is promptly exiled for it]]. However, Magnussen was an AssholeVictim who ruined countless lives with his blackmailing schemes, and was threatening to use his information about John's wife, Mary, to destroy both of their lives as well (and possibly even get them killed). Sherlock killed Magnussen in front of witnesses to protect them from this fate and to ensure that John was not blamed for the crime.

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** Sherlock killing Magnussen in the Series 3 finale, "His Last Vow", definitely qualifies, in a literal example (though more of a case of Shoot the Son of a Bitch). Sherlock blows Magnussen's brains out in front of John, Mycroft, and the police; since neither Sherlock nor John was under direct physical threat from Magnussen at the time, it's considered to be outright murder, [[RealityEnsues and Sherlock is promptly exiled for it]]. However, Magnussen was an AssholeVictim who ruined countless lives with his blackmailing schemes, and was threatening to use his information about John's wife, Mary, to destroy both of their lives as well (and possibly even get them killed). Sherlock killed Magnussen in front of witnesses to protect them from this fate and to ensure that John was not blamed for the crime. And it's possible Sherlock wanted to make sure John was safe from Magnussen and was already pissed about the bonfire thing.
7th Jul '15 12:04:36 PM BattleMaster
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** The culmination of Mal's "Shoot the Dog for the crew" mentality is shown in ''Ariel'' where he fully intends to space ''one of his own crew'' for trying to sell out two others for reward money.
** In {{Film/Serenity}} River kills the Reavers [[TooDumbToLive when they threaten her brother's life.]]

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** The culmination of Mal's "Shoot the Dog for the crew" mentality is shown in ''Ariel'' where he fully intends to space ''one of his own crew'' for trying to sell out two others for reward money. \n** In {{Film/Serenity}} River kills the Reavers [[TooDumbToLive when they threaten her brother's life.]]
5th Jul '15 3:51:04 PM nombretomado
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** [[AbusiveParents Lionel]] and Main/LexLuthor have both done this at some point, although in the most iconic cases of both, [[TheDogShotFirst they were protecting someone else]].

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** [[AbusiveParents Lionel]] and Main/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor have both done this at some point, although in the most iconic cases of both, [[TheDogShotFirst they were protecting someone else]].
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