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** Fisk's reputation is established after Matt beats his name out of [[ProfessionalKiller John Healy]]...who promptly proceeds to kill himself so that Fisk won't go after the people he cares about to make an example of him.



** Leland Owlsley mentions on a few occasions having a son, Lee. Had the show not been cancelled, season 4 would've been about Lee becoming his comics namesake, a crime boss named The Owl.



* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': By the start of season 2, Mariah's chauffeur, Sugar, has become a father. His wife also loans Mariah clothes after Bushmaster burns down the Stokes' brownstone.

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**Comanche is very close with his mother Janice Jones. She is devastated after he is murdered, and disgusted with Shades after she learns he was behind it.


* In ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', the trope comes up in a coded text message to one of Moriarty's mooks that Sherlock decodes too late: [[spoiler:"Moran you never told me you had a sister. She dies or you do. Your choice." He chooses the latter]].

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* In ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', the trope comes up in a coded text message to one of Moriarty's mooks that Sherlock decodes too late: [[spoiler:"Moran [[spoiler:"Moran, you never told me you had a sister. She dies or you do. Your choice." He chooses the latter]].


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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Most of Wilson Fisk's henchmen have loved ones of some sort. Fisk tends to use said loved ones as leverage to keep said henchmen from ever leaving his employ under the threat of having them killed.
**Detectives Christian Blake and Carl Hoffman in season 1 are a pair of dirty cops who stifle investigations into Fisk's activities and kill off any Russians who survive Fisk's bombing of their hideouts. They have also been best friends for 35 years. When Blake becomes a liability that Fisk has to get rid of, he makes Hoffman be the one to do it. It's clear Hoffman hates what he's doing, and he can't hold back tears as he's injecting the poison into Blake's IV line.
**In season 3, Jasper Evans is a lifer that Fisk pays to shank him so he can trick the FBI into thinking he's being threatened for snitching. When Matt and Karen track him down, he reveals that Fisk is threatening his son.
**SAC Tammy Hattley takes very close care of her own daughter. She also divorced her husband after Fisk had their other kid killed, so that he wouldn't become a potential target for Fisk's wrath.
* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': By the start of season 2, Mariah's chauffeur, Sugar, has become a father. His wife also loans Mariah clothes after Bushmaster burns down the Stokes' brownstone.


* Tirac threatening to [[OffWithHisHead behead]] Spike ultimately caused Scorpan to turn on Tirac in the original ''MyLittlePony'' pilot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials'': In "Rescue at Midnight Castle", Tirac threatening threatens to [[OffWithHisHead behead]] Spike in order to cow his chief minion Scorpan into obeying him. This ultimately caused backfires on Tirac, as it causes Scorpan to turn on Tirac in the original ''MyLittlePony'' pilot.him instead.


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* ''Literature/TheDeadZone'': Greg Stillson makes use of this to control people and make them do what he wants; most notably within the text is banker Chuck Gendron, whose family Stillson threatens to get him to raise campaign contributions for him and to work as his campaign manager.


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* ''FanFic/ABrighterDark'': Somewhere near the the beginning, [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin and company]] are tasked with capturing a fort, an attack that results in the death of almost everyone in the building. Nothing is really made of it, and only the commander is given any kind of characterization before his untimely demise. Then later one [[spoiler: we get to meet the father of one of the people stationed there, without even having any idea of ''which'' mook he's the father of, who says that the death of his son motivated him to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Nohr. [[WhatTheHellHero Ouch.]]]]
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* ''FanFic/ABrighterDark'': Somewhere near the the beginning, [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin and company]] are tasked with capturing a fort, an attack that results in the death of almost everyone in the building. Nothing is really made of it, and only the commander is given any kind of characterization before his untimely demise. Then later one [[spoiler: we get to meet the father of one of the people stationed there, without even having any idea of ''which'' mook he's the father of, who says that the death of his son motivated him to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Nohr. [[WhatTheHellHero Ouch.]]]]
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ComicBook/HarleyQuinn turns against TheJoker when she realizes that his plan to nuke the city will also kill all their "friends" at Arkham, as well as her pet hyenas.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ComicBook/HarleyQuinn turns against TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker when she realizes that his plan to nuke the city will also kill all their "friends" at Arkham, as well as her pet hyenas.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', the Enforcers each have a nephew whom they love and care dearly for and haven't told them the truth about their "import-export business"[[note]]criminal activity over the years[[/note]]. At the end of "Dragon Scouts", when the Enforcers "leave for the Far East for a big business deal"[[note]]getting arrested for stealing the Golden Squid and going to prison[[/note]], you can faintly see the tears sitting in the corners of their eyes as they wave their nephews goodbye.


* ''ComicBook/{{Joker}}'', a mini-series focusing on the Joker is told from the perspective of one of Joker's henchmen, a man named Frost. During the story he is revealed to have a whole normal family. This comes back to bite him later when the Joker rapes his wife and when questioned why states that it makes him and Frost even after Joker saved Frost's life during a heist.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Joker}}'', a mini-series focusing on the Joker ComicBook/TheJoker is told from the perspective of one of Joker's henchmen, a man named Frost. During the story he is revealed to have a whole normal family. This comes back to bite him later when the Joker rapes his wife and when questioned why states that it makes him and Frost even after Joker saved Frost's life during a heist.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Harley Quinn turns against the Joker when she realizes that his plan to nuke the city will also kill all their "friends" at Arkham, as well as her pet hyenas.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Harley Quinn ComicBook/HarleyQuinn turns against the Joker TheJoker when she realizes that his plan to nuke the city will also kill all their "friends" at Arkham, as well as her pet hyenas.


* In Literature/GauntsGhosts, Hark had a conversation with another commissar who recommended killing the random hangers on who travel with the imperial guard (including family) to save money. Hark shuts him up by explaining the guard would desert en masse.

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* In Literature/GauntsGhosts, ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'', Hark had a conversation with another commissar who recommended killing the random hangers on who travel with the imperial guard (including family) to save money. Hark shuts him up by explaining the guard would desert en masse.


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* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'', of all series to have this (given most vermin in the series lack much in the way of any redeeming qualities -- especially in the later series, when the morality becomes almost strictly BlackAndWhiteMorality) has a brief example in ''Doomwyte''. BigBad Korvuss Skurr, in the chaos of the final battle, finds a soldier huddling for shelter in one of the few safe areas, who replies he's lost his mate in battle and can't fight. Korvus Skurr, in his most prominent KickTheDog moment, relentlessly strikes him down and tells him to join his fallen mate, all to take their safe space.


* [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight]] gives us mooks who are out town, generally throwing riots, going for joyrides in stolen cars and being trouble in general. Business in Gotham, [[ButForMeItWasTuesday as usual]]. But you listen in on the EnemyChatter enough and you get this:

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* [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight]] ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' gives us mooks who are out town, generally throwing riots, going for joyrides in stolen cars and being trouble in general. Business in Gotham, [[ButForMeItWasTuesday as usual]]. But you listen in on the EnemyChatter enough and you get this:


* [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight gives us mooks who are out town, generally throwing riots, going for joyrides in stolen cars and being trouble in general. Business in Gotham, [[ButForMeItWasTuesday as usual]]. But you listen in on the EnemyChatter enough and you get this:

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* [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight]] gives us mooks who are out town, generally throwing riots, going for joyrides in stolen cars and being trouble in general. Business in Gotham, [[ButForMeItWasTuesday as usual]]. But you listen in on the EnemyChatter enough and you get this:

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* [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight gives us mooks who are out town, generally throwing riots, going for joyrides in stolen cars and being trouble in general. Business in Gotham, [[ButForMeItWasTuesday as usual]]. But you listen in on the EnemyChatter enough and you get this:
-->'''Mook:''' Alright, we can go on a riot, but not for long. It's my turn to watch the kids tomorrow.


* Baron Greenback takes umbrage at WesternAnimation/DangerMouse inserting a photo of the Baron's mother in his people personality projector (which allows him to manipulate how they act) in the episode "'Cor! What A Picture." But once she goes on a nagging jag, [[SubvertedTrope the Baron tells her to shut up]].


* Baron Greenback takes umbrage at WesternAnimation/DangerMouse inserting a photo of the Baron's mother in his people personality projector (which allows him to manipulate how they act) in the episode "'Cor! What A Picture." But once she goes on a nagging jag, [[SubvertedTrope the Baron tells her to shut up]].



* Baron Greenback takes umbrage at WesternAnimation/DangerMouse inserting a photo of the Baron's mother in his people personality projector (which allows him to manipulate how they act) in the episode "'Cor! What A Picture." But once she goes on a nagging jag, [[SubvertedTrope the Baron tells her to shut up]].


* In a Marvel issue of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'', Scooby chases a phony spook henchman to the beam of an unfinished skyscraper. The henchman is losing his balance and falling off Scooby catches him, reasoning "He may be a mean, rotten dog scarer, but he probably has a mother."




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* Baron Greenback takes umbrage at WesternAnimation/DangerMouse inserting a photo of the Baron's mother in his people personality projector (which allows him to manipulate how they act) in the episode "'Cor! What A Picture." But once she goes on a nagging jag, [[SubvertedTrope the Baron tells her to shut up]].

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