History ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill / LiveActionTV

18th Feb '17 2:30:19 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Robb Stark is shot with crossbows, stabbed in the heart, and decapitated.
9th Feb '17 6:30:08 AM Briguy52748
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** Chad Spaulding (Joe Spano), a ruthless building official who is trying to disgrace the movie's main protagonist, is electrocuted while attempting to escape from the United States Geological Survey's safety bunker beneath city hall ... after which his body is crushed beneath tons of office furniture, which come crashing down as the ceiling collapses.

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** Chad Spaulding (Joe Spano), a ruthless building official who is trying to disgrace the movie's main protagonist, is electrocuted while attempting to escape from the United States Geological Survey's safety bunker beneath city hall ... hall [[note]](the electrical shock, which happens after he is soaked by water from a sprinkler that is set off, lasts a full 11 seconds)[[/note]] ... after which his body is crushed beneath tons of office furniture, debris, which come crashing down as the ceiling collapses.and floors above him collapse.
5th Feb '17 12:05:11 PM eowynjedi
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* The end of the final ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' telefilm has Woolfe try to pull an ISurrenderSuckers on Horatio. Bush shoots him. So do about a dozen marines who are also nearby. Given that Woolfe had rather absurdly survived a huge explosion at the end of the previous telefilm, the overkill is pretty satisfying.
28th Jan '17 7:49:43 PM scuttlefish
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': When [[spoiler: Sara]] is KilledOffForReal in the Season 3 premiere "The Calm", the writers apparently wanted to leave absolutely no doubt that this was the case -- three arrows to the chest, followed by falling off a roof onto their ''head''. Plus a WordOfGod confirmation that yes, [[spoiler: Sara]] really is dead this time.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': When [[spoiler: Sara]] is KilledOffForReal in the Season 3 premiere "The Calm", the writers apparently wanted to leave absolutely no doubt that this was the case -- three arrows to the chest, followed by falling off a roof onto their ''head''. Plus a WordOfGod confirmation that yes, [[spoiler: Sara]] really is dead this time. [[spoiler: She gets better.]]
30th Dec '16 5:27:44 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' has a notable episode titled "Mr. Monk and the Really, Really Dead Guy," in which a killer takes out a victim by hitting him in the back of the head with a crowbar, suffocating him with plastic, poisoning him, stabbing him, shooting him, ''and then'' running over his body with a car. [[spoiler:It turns out this murder was a massive RedHerring to get the authorities entirely focused off a woman he'd also killed so that way they would not perform an autopsy on her, as doing so before the contents were naturally emptied would lead them to discovering evidence that could eventually point back to him]].

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* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' has a notable episode titled "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS5E15MrMonkAndTheReallyReallyDeadGuy Mr. Monk and the Really, Really Dead Guy," Guy]]," in which a killer takes out a victim by hitting him in the back of the head with a crowbar, suffocating him with plastic, poisoning him, stabbing him, shooting him, ''and then'' running over his body with a car. [[spoiler:It turns out this murder was a massive RedHerring to get the authorities entirely focused off a woman he'd also killed so that way they would not perform an autopsy on her, as doing so before the contents were naturally emptied would lead them to discovering evidence that could eventually point back to him]].
17th Sep '16 7:04:06 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Delete}}'': The AI hijacks a US test missile to bomb San Francisco so it can kill one man, an AI researcher that is a threat.
22nd May '16 6:18:20 PM Sharlee
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* In the ''Series/NightGallery'' episode "Lady, Lady, Take My Life", a man is killed by a psychic attack that causes a major artery in his belly to rupture. Also a major artery in his lungs. And one in his chest. All at ''the same time''. Any one of them would've been fatal on its own.

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* In the ''Series/NightGallery'' episode "Lady, Lady, Take My Life", a man is killed by a psychic attack that causes a major artery in his belly abdomen to rupture. Also a major artery in his lungs. And another one in his chest. All at ''the same time''. Any one of them would've been fatal on its own.
22nd May '16 6:17:45 PM Sharlee
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* In the ''Series/NightGallery'' episode "Lady, Lady, Take My Life", a man is killed by a psychic attack that causes a major artery in his brain to rupture. Also a major artery in his lungs. And one in his lower chest. All at ''the same time''. Any one of them would've been fatal on its own.

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* In the ''Series/NightGallery'' episode "Lady, Lady, Take My Life", a man is killed by a psychic attack that causes a major artery in his brain belly to rupture. Also a major artery in his lungs. And one in his lower chest. All at ''the same time''. Any one of them would've been fatal on its own.
22nd May '16 6:16:38 PM Sharlee
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* In the ''Series/NightGallery'' episode "Lady, Lady, Take My Life", a man is killed by a psychic attack that causes a major artery in his brain to rupture. Also a major artery in his lungs. And one in his lower chest. All at ''the same time''. Any one of them would've been fatal on its own.
12th May '16 8:07:45 AM Diask
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* ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'':
** Happens a few times.

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* ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'':
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Happens a few times.times in ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'':



** Includes this scene, when Spike suggests sending the [[MurderInc Order of Tarraka]] after Buffy:

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** Includes this scene, when When Spike suggests sending the [[MurderInc Order of Tarraka]] after Buffy:



* ''Series/CriminalMinds'':
** A common characteristic of the more disturbed unsubs.

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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'':
**
A common characteristic of the more disturbed unsubs.unsubs in ''Series/CriminalMinds'':



** Tends to make this an AvertedTrope, with the weapon demonstrating how much it would take to kill someone, and that's all (generally one or two hits from edged weapons and spears). A few times, the experts went all-out.

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** Tends to make this Usually an AvertedTrope, with the weapon demonstrating how much it would take to kill someone, and that's all (generally one or two hits from edged weapons and spears). A few times, the experts went all-out.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Has had several examples:

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Has
''Series/DoctorWho'' has had several examples:



* ''Series/{{Monk}}'': Has a notable episode titled "Mr. Monk and the Really, Really Dead Guy," in which a killer takes out a victim by hitting him in the back of the head with a crowbar, suffocating him with plastic, poisoning him, stabbing him, shooting him, ''and then'' running over his body with a car. [[spoiler:It turns out this murder was a massive RedHerring to get the authorities entirely focused off a woman he'd also killed so that way they would not perform an autopsy on her, as doing so before the contents were naturally emptied would lead them to discovering evidence that could eventually point back to him]].

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* ''Series/{{Monk}}'': Has ''Series/{{Monk}}'' has a notable episode titled "Mr. Monk and the Really, Really Dead Guy," in which a killer takes out a victim by hitting him in the back of the head with a crowbar, suffocating him with plastic, poisoning him, stabbing him, shooting him, ''and then'' running over his body with a car. [[spoiler:It turns out this murder was a massive RedHerring to get the authorities entirely focused off a woman he'd also killed so that way they would not perform an autopsy on her, as doing so before the contents were naturally emptied would lead them to discovering evidence that could eventually point back to him]].



** Has a sketch spoofing hunting, involving an [[EgomaniacHunter egomaniac]] who hunts "tiny, inoffensive insects" using military hardware:

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** Has a A sketch spoofing hunting, involving an [[EgomaniacHunter egomaniac]] {{egomaniac|Hunter}} who hunts "tiny, inoffensive insects" using military hardware:



* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': DeletedScene from the pilot:

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* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': The DeletedScene from the pilot:pilot of ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'':



* ''Series/{{Soap}}'': In the first season of this 70s SitCom, Peter Campbell was shot, stabbed, strangled, suffocated and bludgeoned. So the Chief of Police is certain that [[PlayedForLaughs it wasn't a suicide and that somebody wanted him dead]].

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* ''Series/{{Soap}}'': In the first season of this 70s SitCom, ''Series/{{Soap}}'', Peter Campbell was shot, stabbed, strangled, suffocated and bludgeoned. So the Chief of Police is certain that [[PlayedForLaughs it wasn't a suicide and that somebody wanted him dead]].



* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In the episode ''[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E22SkinOfEvil Skin of Evil]]'', to keep Armus from using a crashed shuttlecraft to escape the planet, they drop a photon torpedo on it... whose explosion can be seen from high orbit.
* ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'':
** Pulls this on a few occasions.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode ''[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E22SkinOfEvil Skin of Evil]]'', to keep Armus from using a crashed shuttlecraft to escape the planet, they drop a photon torpedo on it... whose explosion can be seen from high orbit.
* ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'':
** Pulls
''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' pulls this on a few occasions.occasions:



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': {{Lampshaded}}. The traditional way to kill an okami is to stab it seven times with a bamboo dagger blessed by a Shinto priest. Rufus attempts this when hunting one in one episode, but forgets the number and "only" stabs it 5 times. Later, Bobby kills it for real by shoving it into a woodchopper, leading to this exchange:

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': {{Lampshaded}}. The traditional way to kill an okami is to stab it seven times with a bamboo dagger blessed by a Shinto priest. Rufus attempts this when hunting one in one episode, but forgets the number and "only" stabs it 5 times. Later, Bobby kills it for real by shoving it into a woodchopper, leading to this exchange:
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