: Nobody leaves the evil organization alive.
- Straight: Bob runs the Syndicate. When Alice tries to quit, he orders her killed.
- Exaggerated: When Bob hears that Alice is trying to leave, he orders her entire family killed.
- Alice CAN leave, but not until she's finished a certain amount of years, usually a very long time. If she attempts to leave any time before that, Bob will order her death.
- Alice leaves, but Bob tortures her for doing so when he retrieves her.
- Nobody in the Syndicate wants to be there, so Bob would lose everyone if he let them quit.
- Alice knows to much.
- Inverted: Alice quits and then kills Bob.
- Subverted: Bob offers a reasonable retirement package to his people.
- Double Subverted: ...unless they know enough to bring down his organization, in which case he has them killed.
- Parodied: ???
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Bob lets people leave, figuring that they would betray him if he threatened them into staying.
- Enforced: The plot of the story revolves around Alice not being able to leave the Sydicate.
- Lampshaded: ???
- Invoked: Bob's assassins are paid by the kill, and one of them convinces him to kill Alice.
- Exploited: Alice quits the Syndicate to kick off a Thanatos Gambit.
- Defied: "I'm not going to kill someone just because they don't like their job."
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Implied: Nobody else ever seems to consider quitting, and when they hear Alice talk about it they act like it would be suicide.
- Everyone under Bob's employ is kept in line purely by fear. None of his people show any devotion whatsoever.
- This policy ends up biting Bob majorly as Alice ends up assassinating him and his enforcers so she can leave.
- Reconstructed: Bob is such a poor leader that even subordinates motivated by fear are still the best he could get.
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