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* Mikbell of ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'' abuses [[PettingZooPeople Kuro's]] loyalty terribly. Two other members of her party discuss how she's probably barely paying him and just giving him food instead. In all her interactions with Kuro, she treats him more like a pet than a person.

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* Mikbell of ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'' abuses [[PettingZooPeople [[BeastMan Kuro's]] loyalty terribly. Two other members of her party discuss how she's probably barely paying him and just giving him food instead. In all her interactions with Kuro, she treats him more like a pet than a person.


** Powerful enemies on ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' tend to be extremely cruel and apathetic when it comes to anybody working under them.
*** Vegeta, back during his tenure as a villain in early ''Z''. He mercilessly killed one of the Saibaiman for losing to Tenshinhan in a fight, and after Nappa got his back broken by Goku, he threw him into the air and obliterated him with an energy beam.

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** Powerful enemies on ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' tend to be extremely cruel and apathetic when it comes to anybody working under them.
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Vegeta, back during his tenure as a villain in early ''Z''. He mercilessly killed one of the Saibaiman for losing to Tenshinhan in a fight, and after Nappa got his back broken by Goku, he threw him into the air and obliterated him with an energy beam.



*** Frieza was especially bad about this; every time he happened to have a mood swing (which was quite frequently, considering that he was a sadistic and narcissistic GalacticConqueror), one or more of his henchman would find themselves vaporized instantly. This seems to be mostly in the anime, though--in the manga he's less kill-happy, though no less sadistic. Frieza is several orders of magnitude more powerful than his strongest subordinate (he can destroy entire planets with a finger) and is practically invincible, so if you work for him there isn't really anything you can do about this behavior. It becomes a lot clearer how terrible a boss Frieza is [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF when his men revive him]]. When Tagoma ([[UngratefulBastard who helped revive him, by the way]]) says [[OnlySaneMan Frieza should just give up on revenge and focus on ruling]], Frieza chooses to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock blast him out of the spaceship]] (which kills a number of his soldiers as collateral) [[DisproportionateRetribution for daring to say he shouldn't get back at Goku]]. After his soldiers get knocked out by the Z-Fighters, [[YouHaveFailedMe he wipes them all out]]. The only person Frieza treats with even a modicum of respect is [[HypercompetentSidekick Ginyu]]. Frieza only got wished back because [[TheDreaded they needed his tyranny]] to stop his army from self-destructing ([[EvenEvilHasStandards something they're clearly reluctant to do]]).
*** During the Majin Buu saga, there was Babidi. After his human minions succeed in acquiring a large amount of power for him, he makes one explode and has the other shot when he tries to escape; the Kaioshin even outright states that Babidi ''always'' kills his minions when he has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no further use for them]]. When he wakes Buu, his first order is to have his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Dabura turned into a cookie and devoured by Buu. He then controls Buu by repeatedly threatening to seal him away again. As one would expect, [[BullyingADragon threatening the most powerful being in existence didn't pan out too well]].

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*** ** Frieza was especially bad about this; every time he happened to have a mood swing (which was quite frequently, considering that he was a sadistic and narcissistic GalacticConqueror), one or more of his henchman would find themselves vaporized instantly. This seems to be mostly in the anime, though--in the manga he's less kill-happy, though no less sadistic. Frieza is several orders of magnitude more powerful than his strongest subordinate (he can destroy entire planets with a finger) and is practically invincible, so if you work for him there isn't really anything you can do about this behavior. It becomes a lot clearer how terrible a boss Frieza is [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF when his men revive him]]. When Tagoma ([[UngratefulBastard who helped revive him, by the way]]) says [[OnlySaneMan Frieza should just give up on revenge and focus on ruling]], Frieza chooses to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock blast him out of the spaceship]] (which kills a number of his soldiers as collateral) [[DisproportionateRetribution for daring to say he shouldn't get back at Goku]]. After his soldiers get knocked out by the Z-Fighters, [[YouHaveFailedMe he wipes them all out]]. The only person Frieza treats with even a modicum of respect is [[HypercompetentSidekick Ginyu]]. Frieza only got wished back because [[TheDreaded they needed his tyranny]] to stop his army from self-destructing ([[EvenEvilHasStandards something they're clearly reluctant to do]]).
*** ** During the Majin Buu saga, there was Babidi. After his human minions succeed in acquiring a large amount of power for him, he makes one explode and has the other shot when he tries to escape; the Kaioshin even outright states that Babidi ''always'' kills his minions when he has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no further use for them]]. When he wakes Buu, his first order is to have his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Dabura turned into a cookie and devoured by Buu. He then controls Buu by repeatedly threatening to seal him away again. As one would expect, [[BullyingADragon threatening the most powerful being in existence didn't pan out too well]].


* ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes Metroid Prime: Episode of Aether]]'' gives us the unnamed SpacePirate called "Boss". [[AccidentalPun Puns aside]], he was shown throttling one of the pirates under his command when the latter made a report that Samus is coming to stop him.

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* ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes Metroid Prime: Episode of Aether]]'' gives us the unnamed SpacePirate [[Characters/MetroidSpacePirates Space Pirate]] called "Boss". [[AccidentalPun Puns aside]], he was shown throttling one of the pirates under his command when the latter made a report that Samus is coming to stop him.


* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** General Blue, the gay high-ranking officer in the Red Ribbon Army, often executed his own soldiers if they either did unclean things (e.g. he had a random soldier executed for picking his nose), or failed him. He's also quite careless about where he sends his fellow soldiers, as he sent his soldiers rushing down a corridor that had holes coming out while he walked slowly. [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Guess what happened to those soldiers?]]
** Colonel Violet, another officer in the Red Ribbon Army, has a total disregard for her men. When her group is threatened by a crocodile, her first reaction is to throw two of her own men into the water, then have everyone leave as the croc eats them. While fighting a tribe for a Dragon Ball, she doesn't bat an eye at all of her men getting killed, yet goes out of her way to rescue a monkey that got injured in the fighting.
** Commander Red, the Red Ribbon Army's boss, is even worse: He has his soldiers executed for failure, and has... an extremely wide definition as to what it means to fail (for one thing, if some soldier is unlucky enough to not be able to evade a cat he sics on them and gets his eye plucked out... he's executed). Then he reveals that he only wanted the Dragon Balls to make himself taller, and is perfectly willing to throw ''every last soldier's'' lives away to get it. [[spoiler:At which point Staff Officer Black [[DragonAscendant disposes of Red and takes over]].]]
** Emperor Pilaf regularly insults and belittles his CoDragons Shu and Mai. It's taken to ridiculous extremes in the second episode of the anime, where he farts and [[NeverMyFault tries to pass the buck onto Shu]], going so far as to threaten Shu with a chainsaw when he objects.
* Powerful enemies on ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' tend to be extremely cruel and apathetic when it comes to anybody working under them.
** Frieza was especially bad about this; every time he happened to have a mood swing (which was quite frequently, considering that he was a sadistic and narcissistic GalacticConqueror), one or more of his henchman would find themselves vaporized instantly. This seems to be mostly in the anime, though--in the manga he's less kill-happy, though no less sadistic. Frieza is several orders of magnitude more powerful than his strongest subordinate (he can destroy entire planets with a finger) and is practically invincible, so if you work for him there isn't really anything you can do about this behavior.
*** It becomes a lot clearer how terrible a boss Frieza is [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF when his men revive him]]. When Tagoma ([[UngratefulBastard who helped reviving him, btw]]) says [[OnlySaneMan Frieza should just give up on revenge and focus on ruling]], Frieza chooses to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock blast him out of the spaceship]] (which kills a number of his soldiers as collateral) [[DisproportionateRetribution for daring to say he shouldn't get back at Goku]]. After his soldiers get knocked out by the Z-Fighters, [[YouHaveFailedMe he wipes them all out]]. The only person Frieza treats with even a modicum of respect is [[HypercompetentSidekick Ginyu]]. Frieza only got wished back because [[TheDreaded they needed his tyranny]] to stop his army from self-destructing ([[EvenEvilHasStandards something they're clearly reluctant to do]]).
** During the Majin Buu saga, there was Babidi. After his human minions succeed in acquiring a large amount of power for him, he makes one explode and has the other shot when he tries to escape; the Kaioshin even outright states that Babidi ''always'' kills his minions when he has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no further use for them]]. When he wakes Buu, his first order is to have his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Dabura turned into a cookie and devoured by Buu. He then controls Buu by repeatedly threatening to seal him away again. As one would expect, [[BullyingADragon threatening the most powerful being in existence didn't pan out too well]].
** Chilled, Frieza's ancestor in the non-canon ''[[Anime/DragonBallEpisodeOfBardock Episode of Bardock]]'', is just as bad as his descendant, if not worse. In one scene, he kills one of his random henchmen simply because said henchman was ''blocking his view'', and that was when he was in a good mood.
** Vegeta, back during his tenure as a villain in early ''Z''. He mercilessly killed one of the Saibaiman for losing to Tenshinhan in a fight, and after Nappa got his back broken by Goku, he threw him into the air and obliterated him with an energy beam.

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' loves this trope:
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''Manga/DragonBall'':
** *** General Blue, the gay high-ranking officer in the Red Ribbon Army, often executed his own soldiers if they either did unclean things (e.g. he had a random soldier executed for picking his nose), or failed him. He's also quite careless about where he sends his fellow soldiers, as he sent his soldiers rushing down a corridor that had holes coming out while he walked slowly. [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Guess what happened to those soldiers?]]
** *** Colonel Violet, another officer in the Red Ribbon Army, has a total disregard for her men. When her group is threatened by a crocodile, her first reaction is to throw two of her own men into the water, then have everyone leave as the croc eats them. While fighting a tribe for a Dragon Ball, she doesn't bat an eye at all of her men getting killed, yet goes out of her way to rescue a monkey that got injured in the fighting.
** *** Commander Red, the Red Ribbon Army's boss, is even worse: He has his soldiers executed for failure, and has... an extremely wide definition as to what it means to fail (for one thing, if some soldier is unlucky enough to not be able to evade a cat he sics on them and gets his eye plucked out... he's executed). Then he reveals that he only wanted the Dragon Balls to make himself taller, and is perfectly willing to throw ''every last soldier's'' lives away to get it. [[spoiler:At which point Staff Officer Black [[DragonAscendant disposes of Red and takes over]].]]
** *** Emperor Pilaf regularly insults and belittles his CoDragons Shu and Mai. It's taken to ridiculous extremes in the second episode of the anime, where he farts and [[NeverMyFault tries to pass the buck onto Shu]], going so far as to threaten Shu with a chainsaw when he objects.
* ** Powerful enemies on ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' tend to be extremely cruel and apathetic when it comes to anybody working under them.
** Frieza was especially bad about this; every time he happened to have a mood swing (which was quite frequently, considering that he was a sadistic and narcissistic GalacticConqueror), one or more of his henchman would find themselves vaporized instantly. This seems to be mostly in the anime, though--in the manga he's less kill-happy, though no less sadistic. Frieza is several orders of magnitude more powerful than his strongest subordinate (he can destroy entire planets with a finger) and is practically invincible, so if you work for him there isn't really anything you can do about this behavior.
*** It becomes a lot clearer how terrible a boss Frieza is [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF when his men revive him]]. When Tagoma ([[UngratefulBastard who helped reviving him, btw]]) says [[OnlySaneMan Frieza should just give up on revenge and focus on ruling]], Frieza chooses to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock blast him out of the spaceship]] (which kills a number of his soldiers as collateral) [[DisproportionateRetribution for daring to say he shouldn't get back at Goku]]. After his soldiers get knocked out by the Z-Fighters, [[YouHaveFailedMe he wipes them all out]]. The only person Frieza treats with even a modicum of respect is [[HypercompetentSidekick Ginyu]]. Frieza only got wished back because [[TheDreaded they needed his tyranny]] to stop his army from self-destructing ([[EvenEvilHasStandards something they're clearly reluctant to do]]).
** During the Majin Buu saga, there was Babidi. After his human minions succeed in acquiring a large amount of power for him, he makes one explode and has the other shot when he tries to escape; the Kaioshin even outright states that Babidi ''always'' kills his minions when he has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no further use for them]]. When he wakes Buu, his first order is to have his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Dabura turned into a cookie and devoured by Buu. He then controls Buu by repeatedly threatening to seal him away again. As one would expect, [[BullyingADragon threatening the most powerful being in existence didn't pan out too well]].
** Chilled, Frieza's ancestor in the non-canon ''[[Anime/DragonBallEpisodeOfBardock Episode of Bardock]]'', is just as bad as his descendant, if not worse. In one scene, he kills one of his random henchmen simply because said henchman was ''blocking his view'', and that was when he was in a good mood.
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Vegeta, back during his tenure as a villain in early ''Z''. He mercilessly killed one of the Saibaiman for losing to Tenshinhan in a fight, and after Nappa got his back broken by Goku, he threw him into the air and obliterated him with an energy beam.


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*** Frieza was especially bad about this; every time he happened to have a mood swing (which was quite frequently, considering that he was a sadistic and narcissistic GalacticConqueror), one or more of his henchman would find themselves vaporized instantly. This seems to be mostly in the anime, though--in the manga he's less kill-happy, though no less sadistic. Frieza is several orders of magnitude more powerful than his strongest subordinate (he can destroy entire planets with a finger) and is practically invincible, so if you work for him there isn't really anything you can do about this behavior. It becomes a lot clearer how terrible a boss Frieza is [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF when his men revive him]]. When Tagoma ([[UngratefulBastard who helped revive him, by the way]]) says [[OnlySaneMan Frieza should just give up on revenge and focus on ruling]], Frieza chooses to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock blast him out of the spaceship]] (which kills a number of his soldiers as collateral) [[DisproportionateRetribution for daring to say he shouldn't get back at Goku]]. After his soldiers get knocked out by the Z-Fighters, [[YouHaveFailedMe he wipes them all out]]. The only person Frieza treats with even a modicum of respect is [[HypercompetentSidekick Ginyu]]. Frieza only got wished back because [[TheDreaded they needed his tyranny]] to stop his army from self-destructing ([[EvenEvilHasStandards something they're clearly reluctant to do]]).
*** During the Majin Buu saga, there was Babidi. After his human minions succeed in acquiring a large amount of power for him, he makes one explode and has the other shot when he tries to escape; the Kaioshin even outright states that Babidi ''always'' kills his minions when he has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no further use for them]]. When he wakes Buu, his first order is to have his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Dabura turned into a cookie and devoured by Buu. He then controls Buu by repeatedly threatening to seal him away again. As one would expect, [[BullyingADragon threatening the most powerful being in existence didn't pan out too well]].
** Chilled, Frieza's ancestor in the non-canon ''[[Anime/DragonBallEpisodeOfBardock Episode of Bardock]]'', is just as bad as his descendant, if not worse. In one scene, he kills one of his random henchmen simply because said henchman was ''blocking his view'', and that was when he was in a good mood.


* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': The 90s anime ''loved'' this trope. The lesser villains were far more likely to be killed by their bosses ([[EvilIsPetty or each other]]) than by the Sailor Guardians. Beryl [[FateWorseThanDeath imprisoned Jadeite]] and killed Zoisite; Wiseman killed Diamond and Saphir and was indirectly responsible for [[DisneyVillainDeath Esmeraude's death]]; Mistress 9 was responsible for Kaolinite's second death and was herself a victim of attempted murder by Pharaoh 90; Galaxia offed 3/4 of her minions, the only exception being [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Lead Crow]], to show her up as the biggest threat the heroines had yet faced. Tomoe didn't kill anyone, likely because he was [[DemonicPossession possessed]] and was otherwise hit by AdaptationalHeroism, but was indifferent to his subordinates' deaths; making him kill his subordinates would probably ruin that angle the anime was going for. The true sole exception was Nehellenia because her season was the most lighthearted and technically all the villains got to live (yes even the [=MOTWs=] thanks to a do-over by Sailor Moon). She was seen "killing" Zirconia but this is nonsensical because the anime more-or-less confirms them as the same person, so Zirconia couldn't have actually died since Nehellenia was SparedByTheAdaptation. Rubeus [[DrivenToSuicide tried to make the Ayakashi Sisters kill themselves]] and [[TakingYouWithMe take the Sailor Guardians with them]].

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The 90s anime ''loved'' this trope. The lesser villains were far more likely to be killed by their bosses ([[EvilIsPetty or each other]]) than by the Sailor Guardians. Beryl [[FateWorseThanDeath imprisoned Jadeite]] and killed Zoisite; Wiseman killed Diamond and Saphir and was indirectly responsible for [[DisneyVillainDeath Esmeraude's death]]; Mistress 9 was responsible for Kaolinite's second death and was herself a victim of attempted murder by Pharaoh 90; Galaxia offed 3/4 of her minions, the only exception being [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Lead Crow]], to show her up as the biggest threat the heroines had yet faced. Tomoe didn't kill anyone, likely because he was [[DemonicPossession possessed]] and was otherwise hit by AdaptationalHeroism, but was indifferent to his subordinates' deaths; making him kill his subordinates would probably ruin that angle the anime was going for. deaths. The true sole exception was Nehellenia because her season was the most lighthearted and technically all the villains got to live (yes even the [=MOTWs=] thanks to a do-over by Sailor Moon). She was seen "killing" Zirconia but this is nonsensical because the anime more-or-less confirms them as the same person, so Zirconia couldn't have actually died since Nehellenia was SparedByTheAdaptation. Rubeus [[DrivenToSuicide tried to make the Ayakashi Sisters kill themselves]] and [[TakingYouWithMe take the Sailor Guardians with them]].live.


* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': The 90s anime ''loved'' this trope. The lesser villains were far more likely to be killed by their bosses ([[EvilIsPetty or each other]]) than by the Sailor Guardians. Beryl [[FateWorseThanDeath imprisoned Jadeite]] and killed Zoisite; Wiseman killed Diamond and Saphir and was indirectly responsible for Esmeraude's [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext dea]][[DisneyVillainDeath th]]; Mistress 9 was responsible for Kaolinite's second death and was herself a victim of attempted murder by Pharaoh 90; Galaxia offed 3/4 of her minions, the only exception was [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Lead Crow]]. The last is something of an Enforced example as the show really wanted to hype her up as the greatest threat the Guardians had ever faced.[[note]]Which Toei then proceeded to fuck up by revealing she was just possessed by Chaos and was GoodAllAlong.[[/note]] Tomoe didn't kill anyone, likely because he was [[DemonicPossession possessed]] and was otherwise hit by AdaptationalHeroism, but was indifferent to his subordinates' deaths; making him kill his subordinates would probably ruin that angle the anime was going for. The true sole exception was Nehellenia because her season was the most lighthearted and technically all the villains got to live (yes even the [=MOTWs=] thanks to a do-over by Sailor Moon). She was seen "killing" Zirconia but this is nonsensical because the anime more-or-less confirms them as the same person, so Zirconia couldn't have actually died since Nehellenia was SparedByTheAdaptation. Rubeus attempted to be this, [[DrivenToSuicide trying to get the Ayakashi Sisters to kill themselves]] and [[TakingYouWithMe take the Sailor Guardians with them]].
** The manga had a couple of examples, but otherwise was okay with the heroines killing a wider variety of villains. Wiseman killed Rubeus for [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere attempting to defect]] and the only subordinate Galaxia killed was Tin Nyanko. Zirconia may have attempted this with the Amazones Quartet by sealing them in orbs, but it's unclear if this would have killed them or just imprisoned them. There are also a couple of instances where it's implied a higher up would've killed a villain had they not been killed by the Sailor Guardians first, i.e. Beryl saying she will not tolerate a third straight failure from Jadeite (very heavily implying she'll kill him) and Esmeraude, assuming "leave" was a euphemism for death.
** ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' mostly follows the manga, but has two notable changes in how characters die that fall under this trope. Metaria kills the Shitennou for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outliving their usefulness]], though it's likely she would've killed all her subordinates anyway once she gained the power of the Legendary Silver Crystal considering she was an OmnicidalManiac. Wiseman kills Diamond like he does in the first anime, but is otherwise in the same boat as Metaria considering [[spoiler:they're related]].

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': The 90s anime ''loved'' this trope. The lesser villains were far more likely to be killed by their bosses ([[EvilIsPetty or each other]]) than by the Sailor Guardians. Beryl [[FateWorseThanDeath imprisoned Jadeite]] and killed Zoisite; Wiseman killed Diamond and Saphir and was indirectly responsible for [[DisneyVillainDeath Esmeraude's [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext dea]][[DisneyVillainDeath th]]; death]]; Mistress 9 was responsible for Kaolinite's second death and was herself a victim of attempted murder by Pharaoh 90; Galaxia offed 3/4 of her minions, the only exception was being [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Lead Crow]]. The last is something of an Enforced example as the Crow]], to show really wanted to hype her up as the greatest biggest threat the Guardians heroines had ever faced.[[note]]Which Toei then proceeded to fuck up by revealing she was just possessed by Chaos and was GoodAllAlong.[[/note]] yet faced. Tomoe didn't kill anyone, likely because he was [[DemonicPossession possessed]] and was otherwise hit by AdaptationalHeroism, but was indifferent to his subordinates' deaths; making him kill his subordinates would probably ruin that angle the anime was going for. The true sole exception was Nehellenia because her season was the most lighthearted and technically all the villains got to live (yes even the [=MOTWs=] thanks to a do-over by Sailor Moon). She was seen "killing" Zirconia but this is nonsensical because the anime more-or-less confirms them as the same person, so Zirconia couldn't have actually died since Nehellenia was SparedByTheAdaptation. Rubeus attempted to be this, [[DrivenToSuicide trying tried to get make the Ayakashi Sisters to kill themselves]] and [[TakingYouWithMe take the Sailor Guardians with them]].
** The manga had a couple of examples, but otherwise was okay with here the heroines killing a wider variety killed most of the villains. Wiseman killed Rubeus for [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere attempting to defect]] and the only subordinate Galaxia killed was Tin Nyanko. Zirconia may have attempted this with the Amazones Quartet by sealing them in orbs, but it's unclear if this would have killed them or just imprisoned them. There are also a couple of instances where it's implied a higher up would've killed a villain had they not been killed by the Sailor Guardians first, i.e. Beryl saying she will not tolerate a third straight failure from Jadeite (very heavily implying she'll kill him) and Esmeraude, assuming "leave" was a euphemism for death.
** ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' mostly follows the manga, but has two notable changes in how characters die that fall under this trope. Metaria kills the Shitennou for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outliving their usefulness]], though it's likely she would've killed all her subordinates anyway once she gained the power of the Legendary Silver Crystal considering she was an OmnicidalManiac. Wiseman kills Diamond like he does in the first anime, but is otherwise in the same boat as Metaria considering [[spoiler:they're related]].


** Sousuke Aizen created an army of Hollows over the course of at least a century pretty much solely [[WeHaveReserves for them to be killed fighting Soul Society]] ''as a distraction for his true plan.'' At least he's upfront about it - he informs his enemies that he specifically warned his followers not to trust him, because he might betray them at any moment. He's actually a fairly decent guy to work for up until the point YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness, but that seems written into the contract.

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** Sousuke Aizen created an army of Hollows over the course of at least a century pretty much solely [[WeHaveReserves for them to be killed fighting Soul Society]] ''as a distraction for his true plan.'' At least he's upfront about it - he it--he informs his enemies that he specifically warned his followers not to trust him, him because he might betray them at any moment. He's actually a fairly decent guy to work for up until the point YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness, but that seems written into the contract.



** Freeza was especially bad about this; every time he happened to have a mood swing (which was quite frequently, considering that he was a sadistic and narcissistic GalacticConqueror), one or more of his henchman would find themselves vaporized instantly. This seems to be mostly in the anime, though -- in the manga he's less kill-happy, though no less sadistic. Freeza is several orders of magnitude more powerful than his strongest subordinate (he can destroy entire planets with a finger) and is practically invincible, so if you work for him there isn't really anything you can do about this behavior.
*** It becomes a lot clearer how terrible a boss Freeza is [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF when his men revive him]]. When Tagoma ([[UngratefulBastard who helped reviving him, btw]]) says [[OnlySaneMan Freeza should just give up on revenge and focus on ruling]], Freeza chooses to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock blast him out of the spaceship]] (which kills a number of his soldiers as collateral)[[DisproportionateRetribution for daring to say he shouldn't get back at Goku]]. After his soldiers get knocked out by the Z-Fighters, [[YouHaveFailedMe he wipes them all out]]. The only person Freeza treats with even a modicum of respect is [[HypercompetentSidekick Ginyu]]. Freeza only got wished back because [[TheDreaded they needed his tyranny]] to stop his army from self-destructing ([[EvenEvilHasStandards something they're clearly reluctant to do]]).

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** Freeza Frieza was especially bad about this; every time he happened to have a mood swing (which was quite frequently, considering that he was a sadistic and narcissistic GalacticConqueror), one or more of his henchman would find themselves vaporized instantly. This seems to be mostly in the anime, though -- in though--in the manga he's less kill-happy, though no less sadistic. Freeza Frieza is several orders of magnitude more powerful than his strongest subordinate (he can destroy entire planets with a finger) and is practically invincible, so if you work for him there isn't really anything you can do about this behavior.
*** It becomes a lot clearer how terrible a boss Freeza Frieza is [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF when his men revive him]]. When Tagoma ([[UngratefulBastard who helped reviving him, btw]]) says [[OnlySaneMan Freeza Frieza should just give up on revenge and focus on ruling]], Freeza Frieza chooses to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock blast him out of the spaceship]] (which kills a number of his soldiers as collateral)[[DisproportionateRetribution collateral) [[DisproportionateRetribution for daring to say he shouldn't get back at Goku]]. After his soldiers get knocked out by the Z-Fighters, [[YouHaveFailedMe he wipes them all out]]. The only person Freeza Frieza treats with even a modicum of respect is [[HypercompetentSidekick Ginyu]]. Freeza Frieza only got wished back because [[TheDreaded they needed his tyranny]] to stop his army from self-destructing ([[EvenEvilHasStandards something they're clearly reluctant to do]]).



** Chilled, Freeza's ancestor in the non-canon ''[[Anime/DragonBallEpisodeOfBardock Episode of Bardock]]'', is just as bad as his descendant, if not worse. In one scene, he kills one of his random henchmen simply because said henchman was ''blocking his view'', and that was when he was in a good mood.

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** Chilled, Freeza's Frieza's ancestor in the non-canon ''[[Anime/DragonBallEpisodeOfBardock Episode of Bardock]]'', is just as bad as his descendant, if not worse. In one scene, he kills one of his random henchmen simply because said henchman was ''blocking his view'', and that was when he was in a good mood.



* Director Heinemann from ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. He [[GladIThoughtOfIt takes credit for Dr. Tenma's research]] and exploits him in order to save rich and influential patients... even if it means letting other patients die. He then does his best to sabotage Tenma's career (and [[ParentalMarriageVeto instructs his daughter to cut off her engagement with him]]) for daring to go against his orders.
** Johan Liebert, the titular monster himself, certainly qualifies, given his propensity to murder his minions. Even his most devoted follower, Roberto, is [[spoiler:not [[LetThemDieHappy spared a tragic end]], as Johan [[KickTheDog coldly rubs in the fact that he will not be able to see the "Scenery for a Doomsday" that Johan has planned for Tenma]] in his final moments]].

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* Director Heinemann from ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. He [[GladIThoughtOfIt takes credit for Dr. Tenma's research]] and exploits him in order to save rich and influential patients... even if it means letting other patients die. He then does his best to sabotage Tenma's career (and [[ParentalMarriageVeto instructs his daughter to cut off her engagement with him]]) for daring to go against his orders.
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''Manga/{{Monster}}'': Johan Liebert, the titular monster himself, certainly qualifies, monster, given his propensity to murder his minions. minions or [[DrivenToSuicide talk them into killing themselves]]. Even his most devoted follower, Roberto, is [[spoiler:not [[LetThemDieHappy spared a tragic end]], end as Johan [[KickTheDog coldly rubs in the fact that he will not be able to see the "Scenery for a Doomsday" that Johan has planned for Tenma]] Tenma in his final moments]].moments]], though Roberto's death had nothing to do with Johan and he was unlikely to survive his wounds. Johan was just being his usual sociopathic self. His treatment of his minions is justified since he doesn't truly care for anybody except his sister and possibly Tenma and even then, how he shows his affection is very twisted and involves murdering lots of people.



* This is one of the defining traits of ''Manga/OnePiece'' villains. Luffy hates them because he believes in TrueCompanions, and betraying your companions is the worst crime ever.

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* This is one of the defining traits of ''Manga/OnePiece'' villains. Luffy hates them because he believes in TrueCompanions, TrueCompanions and betraying your companions is the worst crime ever.



* Menace of ''Anime/QueensBlade'', who lost her kingdom because she was more concerned with spending all her time having [[PsychoLesbian lesbian]] [[TheHedonist orgies with her huge harem]] than actually ruling. Eventually, her favorite love-slave Anarista betrayed her to a foreign power and her kingdom was conquered and destroyed.

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* Menace of ''Anime/QueensBlade'', ''Anime/QueensBlade'': Menace, who lost her kingdom because she was more concerned with spending all her time having [[PsychoLesbian lesbian]] [[TheHedonist orgies with her huge harem]] than actually ruling. Eventually, her favorite love-slave Anarista betrayed her to a foreign power and her kingdom was conquered and destroyed.



** The Masked King, head of the Miao family and [[spoiler: the true head of Fairy Tale]]. He brutalizes his subordinates and planned to kill Xia-Long regardless of whether or not Xia-Long was loyal to the cause. Furthermore, when Gyokuro [[spoiler: loses control of Alucard and is about to be consumed, the King, despite being perfectly capable of rescuing her, sits back and lets her die... [[AssholeVictim not that Gyokuro didn't deserve it]]]].
* All of the [[BigBad major villains]] in ''Manga/SailorMoon''. In the anime, the {{Quirky Miniboss Squad}}s are more likely to be killed off by their bosses than by the Senshi. Doctor Tomoe in the anime is the sole exception, and even he has no real concern for his subordinates' deaths -- he just doesn't go out of his way to kill them. Justified since all of the main villains [[spoiler:are fragments/reincarnations of Chaos, the primal evil of the universe]].

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** The Masked King, head of the Miao family and [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the true head of Fairy Tale]]. He brutalizes his subordinates and planned to kill Xia-Long regardless of whether or not Xia-Long was loyal to the cause. Furthermore, when Gyokuro [[spoiler: loses [[spoiler:loses control of Alucard and is about to be consumed, the King, despite being perfectly capable of rescuing her, sits back and lets her die... die]]. [[AssholeVictim not Not that Gyokuro didn't deserve it]]]].
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* All of the [[BigBad major villains]] in ''Manga/SailorMoon''. In the anime, the {{Quirky Miniboss Squad}}s are ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': The 90s anime ''loved'' this trope. The lesser villains were far more likely to be killed off by their bosses ([[EvilIsPetty or each other]]) than by the Senshi. Doctor Sailor Guardians. Beryl [[FateWorseThanDeath imprisoned Jadeite]] and killed Zoisite; Wiseman killed Diamond and Saphir and was indirectly responsible for Esmeraude's [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext dea]][[DisneyVillainDeath th]]; Mistress 9 was responsible for Kaolinite's second death and was herself a victim of attempted murder by Pharaoh 90; Galaxia offed 3/4 of her minions, the only exception was [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Lead Crow]]. The last is something of an Enforced example as the show really wanted to hype her up as the greatest threat the Guardians had ever faced.[[note]]Which Toei then proceeded to fuck up by revealing she was just possessed by Chaos and was GoodAllAlong.[[/note]] Tomoe in the anime is the sole exception, didn't kill anyone, likely because he was [[DemonicPossession possessed]] and even he has no real concern for was otherwise hit by AdaptationalHeroism, but was indifferent to his subordinates' deaths -- he just doesn't go out of his way to deaths; making him kill them. Justified since his subordinates would probably ruin that angle the anime was going for. The true sole exception was Nehellenia because her season was the most lighthearted and technically all of the main villains [[spoiler:are fragments/reincarnations of Chaos, got to live (yes even the primal evil [=MOTWs=] thanks to a do-over by Sailor Moon). She was seen "killing" Zirconia but this is nonsensical because the anime more-or-less confirms them as the same person, so Zirconia couldn't have actually died since Nehellenia was SparedByTheAdaptation. Rubeus attempted to be this, [[DrivenToSuicide trying to get the Ayakashi Sisters to kill themselves]] and [[TakingYouWithMe take the Sailor Guardians with them]].
** The manga had a couple of examples, but otherwise was okay with the heroines killing a wider variety of villains. Wiseman killed Rubeus for [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere attempting to defect]] and the only subordinate Galaxia killed was Tin Nyanko. Zirconia may have attempted this with the Amazones Quartet by sealing them in orbs, but it's unclear if this would have killed them or just imprisoned them. There are also a couple of instances where it's implied a higher up would've killed a villain had they not been killed by the Sailor Guardians first, i.e. Beryl saying she will not tolerate a third straight failure from Jadeite (very heavily implying she'll kill him) and Esmeraude, assuming "leave" was a euphemism for death.
** ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' mostly follows the manga, but has two notable changes in how characters die that fall under this trope. Metaria kills the Shitennou for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outliving their usefulness]], though it's likely she would've killed all her subordinates anyway once she gained the power
of the universe]]. Legendary Silver Crystal considering she was an OmnicidalManiac. Wiseman kills Diamond like he does in the first anime, but is otherwise in the same boat as Metaria considering [[spoiler:they're related]].

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* ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes Metroid Prime: Episode of Aether]]'' gives us the unnamed SpacePirate called "Boss". [[AccidentalPun Puns aside]], he was shown throttling one of the pirates under his command when the latter made a report that Samus is coming to stop him.


** Brain, who shoots Cobra in the back for taking too long to defeat Natsu (and Cobra was about to win). Cobra [[EtTuBrute made sure he paid for that]] [[BestServedCold seven years later]].

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** Brain, who shoots Cobra in the back for taking too long to defeat Natsu (and Cobra was about to win).''win'' despite taking a pretty bad injury). Cobra [[EtTuBrute made sure he paid for that]] [[BestServedCold seven years later]].



** Zancrow, who ''incinerates'' his mooks just because they told him to be careful when fighting Natsu. When Natsu calls him out on this, Zancrow calls them "trash".

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** Zancrow, who ''incinerates'' his mooks just because they told him to be careful when fighting Natsu. When Natsu calls him out on this, Zancrow calls them "trash"."trash" and weaklings unfit to uphold Grimoire Heart's reputation as the strongest dark guild if a punk like Natsu could kick their asses.


* Mickbell of ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'' abuses [[PettingZooPeople Kuro's]] loyalty terribly. Two other members of her party discuss how she's probably barely paying him and just giving him food instead. In all her interactions with Kuro, she treats him more like a pet than a person.

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* Mickbell Mikbell of ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'' abuses [[PettingZooPeople Kuro's]] loyalty terribly. Two other members of her party discuss how she's probably barely paying him and just giving him food instead. In all her interactions with Kuro, she treats him more like a pet than a person.

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* Mickbell of ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'' abuses [[PettingZooPeople Kuro's]] loyalty terribly. Two other members of her party discuss how she's probably barely paying him and just giving him food instead. In all her interactions with Kuro, she treats him more like a pet than a person.


** Chilled, Freeza's ancestor in the non-canon ''[[[Anime/DragonBallEpisodeOfBardock Episode of Bardock]]'', is just as bad as his descendant, if not worse. In one scene, he kills one of his random henchmen simply because said henchman was ''blocking his view'', and that was when he was in a good mood.

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** Chilled, Freeza's ancestor in the non-canon ''[[[Anime/DragonBallEpisodeOfBardock ''[[Anime/DragonBallEpisodeOfBardock Episode of Bardock]]'', is just as bad as his descendant, if not worse. In one scene, he kills one of his random henchmen simply because said henchman was ''blocking his view'', and that was when he was in a good mood.


** Johan Liebert, [[CompleteMonster the titular monster himself]], certainly qualifies, given his propensity to murder his minions. Even his most devoted follower, Roberto, is [[spoiler:not [[LetThemDieHappy spared a tragic end]], as Johan [[KickTheDog coldly rubs in the fact that he will not be able to see the "Scenery for a Doomsday" that Johan has planned for Tenma]] in his final moments]].

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** Johan Liebert, [[CompleteMonster the titular monster himself]], himself, certainly qualifies, given his propensity to murder his minions. Even his most devoted follower, Roberto, is [[spoiler:not [[LetThemDieHappy spared a tragic end]], as Johan [[KickTheDog coldly rubs in the fact that he will not be able to see the "Scenery for a Doomsday" that Johan has planned for Tenma]] in his final moments]].


** Johan Liebert, [[CompleteMonster the titular monster himself]], certainly qualifies, given his propensity to murder his minions. Even his most devoted follower, Roberto, is [[LetThemDieHappy not spared a tragic end]], as Johan [[KickTheDog coldly rubs in the fact that he will not be able to see the "Scenery for a Doomsday" that Johan has planned for Tenma in his final moments]].

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** Johan Liebert, [[CompleteMonster the titular monster himself]], certainly qualifies, given his propensity to murder his minions. Even his most devoted follower, Roberto, is [[spoiler:not [[LetThemDieHappy not spared a tragic end]], as Johan [[KickTheDog coldly rubs in the fact that he will not be able to see the "Scenery for a Doomsday" that Johan has planned for Tenma Tenma]] in his final moments]].


** Johan Liebert, [[CompleteMonster the titular monster himself]], certainly qualifies, given his propensity to murder his minions. Even his most devoted follower, Roberto, is [[LetThemDieHappy not spared a tragic end]], as Johan [[KickTheDog coldly rubs in the fact that he will not be able to see the "Scenery for a Doomsday" that Johan has planned in his final moments]].

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** Johan Liebert, [[CompleteMonster the titular monster himself]], certainly qualifies, given his propensity to murder his minions. Even his most devoted follower, Roberto, is [[LetThemDieHappy not spared a tragic end]], as Johan [[KickTheDog coldly rubs in the fact that he will not be able to see the "Scenery for a Doomsday" that Johan has planned for Tenma in his final moments]].

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