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Playing With: Resignations Not Accepted
Basic Trope: 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.
  • Downplayed:
    • 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.
  • Justified:
    • 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.
  • Deconstructed: 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.

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