->''"Asok, the company isn't growing and no one is quitting in this economy. Your only hope of promotion is if a senior engineer died."''
-->-- '''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'''

->''"I shall ''kill'' the president... thereby ''becoming'' the president..."''
-->-- '''Frans''', ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''

->''"To be king, Numsgil did in Blog, who did in Unkful, who did in Viddle, who did in Loll, who did in Alrok..."''
-->-- "[[http://magiccards.info/10e/en/207.html Goblin King]]," ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''

->''"Hell, anything happens to me, everyone gets an instant promotion!"''
-->-- '''John Sheridan''', ''Series/BabylonFive''

->''"The new head of Sam's old company, who intends to become president by killing the old one [[SarcasmMode because that's how politics work]]..."''
-->-- '''[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]]''', reviewing ''VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction''

->''"Crime code 143: Killing a person outside of the Unseen University using magic. (Inside the UU, this is known as promotion.)"''
-->-- ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} The Ankh Morpork City Watch Diary]]''

->'''[[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Krogan researcher]]''': My predecessor said no one would understand the true worth of my work. As I pulled my blade from his chest, I knew he was telling the truth.\\
'''[[PlayerCharacter Commander Shepard]]''': [[DeadpanSnarker Not exactly what I would call effective academic peer review.]]
-->-- ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''

->''"There will be no promotion unless somebody dies, and even then only if we can't [[AnimateDead bring them back as a zombie]]."''
-->-- '''Hermes Conrad''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

->'''Maj. Samantha Carter:''' Well, you are gathering an army.\\
'''K'tano:''' And I lead, but there is no warrior among us who cannot claim ''joma secu''.\\
'''Daniel Jackson:''' [[YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord "Challenge of leadership."]]\\
'''Teal'c:''' To determine the worthiness of the victor, and his right to lead.\\
'''Col. Jack O'Neill:''' To the death, I suppose.\\
'''K'tano:''' Of course.\\
'''Jack:''' Of course. ''({{beat}})'' Yeah, well, where I come from, we do things a little differently.
--> -- [[Recap/StargateSG1S5E18TheWarrior "The Warrior"]], ''Series/StargateSG1''

->''"[[PassingTheTorch By the hand of]] [[TheChosenOne the Prince]], [[MentorArchetype the Prophet]] dies."''
-->--'''Ben Hawkins''' in ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', stating one of the rules of the series' universe
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