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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' when Galatea concludes [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20101120.html her new invention has to be destroyed]] before it falls into the wrong hands.

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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' when Galatea concludes [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20101120.html [[https://bobadventures.thecomicseries.com/comics/509 her new invention has to be destroyed]] before it falls into the wrong hands.


* There are better methodologies of discerning the superiority of one thing over another, but that doesn't mean that [[Series/HarryHillsTVBurp Harry Hill]] doesn't have a personal favourite.

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* There are better methodologies of discerning the superiority of one thing over another, but that doesn't mean that [[Series/HarryHillsTVBurp Harry Hill]] doesn't have a [[DuelsDecideEverything personal favourite.favourite]].


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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'': [[spoiler:Spoken by Zombie Guybrush to a surprised Morgan near the end of Chapter 5, when he takes out [[ChekhovsGun his last shred of life]] and tosses it into the rip to close up the Crossroads, trapping the Pirate God [=LeChuck=] and allowing her and Elaine to use the CoupDeGrace on him simultaneously.]]
** Before that, De Cava says this in Chapter 3 when he says he's weaving the husks of Manatee Throat Grubs for an artificial cochlea, [[spoiler:unaware that the actual cochlea had been stolen by his own crew during the time they were in the manatee]].
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'': [[spoiler:Spoken by Zombie Guybrush to a surprised Morgan near the end of Chapter 5, when he takes out [[ChekhovsGun his last shred of life]] and tosses it into the rip to close up the Crossroads, trapping the Pirate God [=LeChuck=] and allowing her and Elaine to use the CoupDeGrace on him simultaneously.]]
** Before that, De Cava says this in Chapter 3 when he says he's weaving the husks of Manatee Throat Grubs for an artificial cochlea, [[spoiler:unaware that the actual cochlea had been stolen by his own crew during the time they were in the manatee]].
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'': [[spoiler:Spoken by Zombie Guybrush to a surprised Morgan near the end of Chapter 5, when he takes out [[ChekhovsGun his last shred of life]] and tosses it into the rip to close up the Crossroads, trapping the Pirate God [=LeChuck=] and allowing her and Elaine to use the CoupDeGrace on him simultaneously.]]
** Before that, De Cava says this in Chapter 3 when he says he's weaving the husks of Manatee Throat Grubs for an artificial cochlea, [[spoiler:unaware that the actual cochlea had been stolen by his own crew during the time they were in the manatee]].
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-->'''Mrs. Claus: Alright, enough of this! Now i hate to do this to you, but you leave me no choice! I'm going over your heads!'''
-->'''Snow Miser: You're kidding!'''
-->'''Heat Miser: You wouldn't dare!'''
-->'''Mrs. Claus: I can and i will!'''
-->'''Heat Miser: M-Mrs. Claus! Look what you did, you old blizzard! Now she's going to tell mother!'''
-->'''Snow Miser: What i did, you hot dog? This is your fault!'''

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-->'''Mrs. Claus: Claus:''' Alright, enough of this! Now i I hate to do this to you, but you leave me no choice! I'm going over your heads!'''
heads!
-->'''Snow Miser: Miser:''' You're kidding!'''
kidding!
-->'''Heat Miser: Miser:''' You wouldn't dare!'''
dare!
-->'''Mrs. Claus: Claus:''' I can and i will!'''
I will!
-->'''Heat Miser: Miser:''' M-Mrs. Claus! ''(to Snow Miser)'' Look what you did, you old blizzard! Now she's going to tell mother!'''
mother!
-->'''Snow Miser: Miser:''' What i ''I'' did, you hot dog? This is your fault!'''
''your'' fault!


->'''Konrad Curze:''' There was no other way.\\

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->'''Konrad -->'''Konrad Curze:''' There was no other way.\\


* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K:'' Konrad Kurze brought peace back to a lawless planet by basically becoming a combination of Batman and the Punisher, dismembering criminals and leaving their mutilated corpses as a warning to others. However, this only lasted as long as he was on the planet, and when he was taken by the Emperor the planet quickly fell back to its lawless ways, and Konrad was later called out for this.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K:'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000:'' Konrad Kurze brought peace back to a lawless planet by basically becoming a combination of Batman and the Punisher, dismembering criminals and leaving their mutilated corpses as a warning to others. However, this only lasted as long as he was on the planet, and when he was taken by the Emperor the planet quickly fell back to its lawless ways, and Konrad was later called out for this.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K:'' Konrad Kurze brought peace back to a lawless planet by basically becoming a combination of Batman and the Punisher, dismembering criminals and leaving their mutilated corpses as a warning to others. However, this only lasted as long as he was on the planet, and when he was taken by the Emperor the planet quickly fell back to its lawless ways, and Konrad was later called out for this.
->'''Konrad Curze:''' There was no other way.\\
'''Sevatar:''' No? What other ways did you try?\\
'''Curze:''' Sevatar...\\
'''Sevatar:''' Answer me, father. What politics of peace did you teach? What scientific and social illumination did you bring to this society? In your quest for a human utopia, what other ways did you try beyond eating the flesh of stray dogs and skinning people alive?\\
'''Curze:''' It. Was. The. Only. Way.\\
'''Sevatar:''' The only way to do what? The only way to bring a population to heel? How then did the other primarchs manage it? How has world upon world managed it, without resorting to butchering children and broadcasting their screams across the planetary vox-net?\\
'''Curze:''' Their world were never as... as serene as mine was.\\
'''Sevatar:''' And the serenity of yours died the second your back was turned. So tell me again how you succeeded. Tell me again how this all worked perfectly.\\
'''Curze:''' ''You overstep your bounds, First Captain.''\\
'''Sevatar:''' How can you lie to me like this? How can you lie to yourself? I stand here, inside your mind, witnessing a theater of your own memories. Your way is the Eighth Legion way, now. But it has never been the only way. Just the easiest way.
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-->'''Mrs. Claus: Alright, enough of this! Now i hate to do this to you, but you leave me no choice! I'm going over your heads!
-->'''Snow Miser: You're kidding!
-->'''Heat Miser: You wouldn't dare!
-->'''Mrs. Claus: I can and i will!
-->'''Heat Miser: M-Mrs. Claus! Look what you did, you old blizzard! Now she's going to tell mother!
-->'''Snow Miser: What i did, you hot dog? This is your fault!

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-->'''Mrs. Claus: Alright, enough of this! Now i hate to do this to you, but you leave me no choice! I'm going over your heads!
heads!'''
-->'''Snow Miser: You're kidding!
kidding!'''
-->'''Heat Miser: You wouldn't dare!
dare!'''
-->'''Mrs. Claus: I can and i will!
will!'''
-->'''Heat Miser: M-Mrs. Claus! Look what you did, you old blizzard! Now she's going to tell mother!
mother!'''
-->'''Snow Miser: What i did, you hot dog? This is your fault!
fault!'''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'': Snow Miser and Heat Miser refuse to learn to get along, so Mrs. Claus decides to pay Mother Nature a visit.
-->'''Mrs. Claus: Alright, enough of this! Now i hate to do this to you, but you leave me no choice! I'm going over your heads!
-->'''Snow Miser: You're kidding!
-->'''Heat Miser: You wouldn't dare!
-->'''Mrs. Claus: I can and i will!
-->'''Heat Miser: M-Mrs. Claus! Look what you did, you old blizzard! Now she's going to tell mother!
-->'''Snow Miser: What i did, you hot dog? This is your fault!


* Subverted in ''ComicBook/BlueBeetle'' when Dani Garrett is about to fly her ship into a volcano, and Jaime asks if she's sure it can survive it.
--> '''Danni:''' Only one way to find out!
--> '''Jaime:''' No! No! There are other ways to "find out"! Like tests and experiments!
--> '''Danni:''' Oh, yeah. Sorry.

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* ''ComicBook/BlueBeetle'': Subverted in ''ComicBook/BlueBeetle'' when Dani Garrett is about to fly her ship into a volcano, and Jaime asks if she's sure it can survive it.
--> '''Danni:''' Only one way to find out!
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out!\\
'''Jaime:''' No! No! There are other ways to "find out"! Like tests and experiments!
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experiments!\\
'''Danni:''' Oh, yeah. Sorry.



* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': King Triton says this before laying waste to Ariel's grotto, thinking it will end her obsession with the human world once and for all. It backfires horribly.

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* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'': King Triton says this before laying waste to Ariel's grotto, thinking it will end her obsession with the human world once and for all. It backfires horribly.


Compare with IDidWhatIHadToDo, the WellIntentionedExtremist's accessory after the fact. Compare also the correlated trope WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer. Less common is another character StatingTheSimpleSolution in response.

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Compare with IDidWhatIHadToDo, the WellIntentionedExtremist's accessory after the fact. Compare also the correlated trope WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer. Less common is another character StatingTheSimpleSolution in response. DeathByPragmatism is when The Only Way is enforced by killing off the person saying sensible things.


* Said by King Triton in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', just before he destroys Ariel's grotto in a fit of blind rage.
-->'''Triton:''' So help me, Ariel, I ''will'' get through to you. And if this is the only way, '''''so be it'''''.


-->'''Dr Fate:''' Mmm...those words are always used to [[NecessaryEvil justify destruction!]]

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-->'''Dr Fate:''' Mmm...those words are always used to [[NecessaryEvil [[NecessarilyEvil justify destruction!]]


-->'''Twilight:''' It was the only way we could save Equestria.

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-->'''Twilight:''' It was the only way we could to save Equestria.


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* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': King Triton says this before laying waste to Ariel's grotto, thinking it will end her obsession with the human world once and for all. It backfires horribly.
-->'''Triton:''' So help me, Ariel, I ''will'' get through to you! And if ''this'' is the only way... '''''so be it.'''''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'': When Twilight's friends call her out for trying to steal the seaponies' pearl, she uses this as her justification. They don't buy it.
-->'''Applejack:''' What were you thinkin'?! I mean, ''stealin' their pearl?!''
-->'''Twilight:''' It was the only way we could save Equestria.
-->'''Pinkie Pie:''' Except it ''wasn't!''
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