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Zig Zagged: Evulz is attacked by Mook #16 who he used as a punching bag. However he dispatches Mook #16 effortlessly. This causes Lianna to flip out and attack Evulz as Mook #16 was the only one who was ever kind to her. She leaves him for dead. Later Lianna is adopted by the heroes and angsts about the blood on her hands from killing Evulz. Shortly after it is revealed that Evulz is still alive.
Averted: Emperor Evulz makes his escape alive, or is killed by someone he hasn't beaten down.
Enforced: "We can't let the hero kill Emperor Evulz; let's make a mook he's been tormenting do it instead."
Lampshaded: "Emperor Evulz should have gotten loyaler mooks..."
Invoked: The Guile Hero talk Mook #16 into assassinating Emperor Evulz by reminding him of all the cruel things Evulz has done to him.