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* Instead of death, this is the punishment villains in One Piece get for their heinous actions, as the running theme of the series is following your dreams. All the villains have a central dream or ambition they work towards, problem is their methods often involve stepping on anyone in their way to achieving them. Their plans draw the attention of the protagonists, who are nominal heroes whose methods are unlawful themselves, when their actions kick the dog they personally befriended.

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* Instead of death, this is the punishment villains in One Piece ''Manga/OnePiece'' get for their heinous actions, as the running theme of the series is following your dreams. All the villains have a central dream or ambition they work towards, problem is their methods often involve stepping on anyone in their way to achieving them. Their plans draw the attention of the protagonists, who are nominal heroes whose methods are unlawful themselves, when their actions kick the dog they personally befriended.


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* Played for laughs in a British sketch show starring ex-[[Radio/TheGoonShow Goon]] MichaelBentine. A guest on an interview show has spent ten years building a magnificent model of St. Paul's Cathedral out of matchsticks. Unfortunately the heat of the studio lights cause it to catch fire. The interviewer mutters, "Well, I expect we'll be seeing you again in ten years. Only this time I'd suggest taking the match heads off first."

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* Played for laughs in a British sketch show starring ex-[[Radio/TheGoonShow Goon]] MichaelBentine.Creator/MichaelBentine. A guest on an interview show has spent ten years building a magnificent model of St. Paul's Cathedral out of matchsticks. Unfortunately the heat of the studio lights cause it to catch fire. The interviewer mutters, "Well, I expect we'll be seeing you again in ten years. Only this time I'd suggest taking the match heads off first."

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* ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' is built on the heroes invoking this and the villain's attempts to stop them. [[BigBad Thanos]] has dedicated his life to "balancing the universe", i.e. preventing an OverpopulationCrisis through brutal campaigns of slaughter. In the [[Film/AvengersInfinityWar movie]] [[LateArrivalSpoiler preceding this one]], that goal is [[DownerEnding realized]], and ''Endgame'' follows the heroes [[spoiler:as they use TimeTravel to gather the {{MacGuffin}}s needed to restore the universe. When Thanos from the year 2014 learns of their plan, he follows them to the future with a revised EvilPlan: as far as he is concerned, he is a hero who is saving the universe from itself, and their "ungratefulness" means that they and [[OmnicidalManiac everyone else must die]] so he can make a new world that ''will'' think of him as a hero.]]

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* Instead of death, this is the punishment villains in One Piece get for their heinous actions, as the running theme of the series is following your dreams. All the villains have a central dream or ambition they work towards, problem is their methods often involve stepping on anyone in their way to achieving them. Their plans draw the attention of the protagonists, who are nominal heroes whose methods are unlawful themselves, when their actions kick the dog they personally befriended.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TwiceUponATime'', Synonamess Botch drives his head nightmare writer Scuzzbopper to [[DrivenToSuicide attempted suicide]] (and a HeelFaceTurn) by dismissively throwing his manuscript for a "Great A-Murk-ian Novel" out a window.
* King Triton destroys Ariel's collection of salvaged treasure in Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' after finding out that she was secretly in love with a human prince.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TwiceUponATime'', Synonamess Botch drives his head nightmare writer Scuzzbopper to [[DrivenToSuicide attempted suicide]] (and a HeelFaceTurn) by dismissively throwing his manuscript for a "Great A-Murk-ian Novel" out a window.
window. He later experiences it himself when Ralph tricks him into prematurely detonating his entire arsenal of nightmare bombs before time starts back up, leaving the Rushers unaffected.
* King Triton destroys Ariel's collection of salvaged treasure in Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' after finding out that she was secretly in love with a human prince. This unfortunately leaves Ariel vulnerable enough for Ursula to take advantage of her for her EvilPlan.


* In the first ''Film/DennisTheMenace'' movie, Mr. Wilson spent forty years growing a plant that only flowers once for a few seconds. So he invites the neighborhood to the flowering, but Dennis causes a distraction at the crucial instant by screaming that Mr. Wilson's house was being robbed. Thinking Dennis was CryingWolf, Mr. Wilson then lays into Dennis with a TranquilFury-laden TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, which leaves Dennis in tears and runs away in sadness. However, [[CassandraTruth Dennis was telling the truth]], and even ends up at the robber's mercy later.

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* In the first ''Film/DennisTheMenace'' movie, Mr. Wilson spent forty years growing a plant that only flowers once for a few seconds. So he invites the neighborhood to the flowering, but Dennis causes a distraction at the crucial instant by screaming that Mr. Wilson's house was being robbed. Thinking Dennis was CryingWolf, Mr. Wilson then lays into Dennis with a TranquilFury-laden TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, which leaves Dennis in tears and runs away in sadness. However, [[CassandraTruth Dennis was telling the truth]], and even ends up at the robber's mercy later.later [[note]]Or rather, [[PityTheKidnapper has the robber at his mercy]][[/note]].


* In the InteractiveFiction game ''Damnatio Memoriae'', you have very limited time to hide or destroy all evidence of your supernatural powers before your room is searched. One of the damning pieces of evidence is your book, years in writing, that describes faraway lands (which you couldn't have possibly written without using your magic.) If you don't manage to hide it, other options are either to destroy it (at which point the character bleakly remarks he'll never be able to muster up the energy to write it again) or magically change its apparent authorship, so that someone else is credited for your life's work.

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* In the InteractiveFiction game ''Damnatio Memoriae'', Memoriae'' by Creator/EmilyShort, you have very limited time to hide or destroy all evidence of your supernatural powers before your room is searched. One of the damning pieces of evidence is your book, years in writing, that describes faraway lands (which you couldn't have possibly written without using your magic.) If you don't manage to hide it, other options are either to destroy it (at which point the character bleakly remarks he'll never be able to muster up the energy to write it again) or magically change its apparent authorship, so that someone else is credited for your life's work.


* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'': In "Any Old Port in a Storm", the murderer does this to himself. He murders his half-brother by leaving him bound in his wine vault and turning off the air conditioner so he suffocates. However, while he is away, there is an unexpectedly hot day that raises the temperature in the uncooled vault to the point where the wine oxidizes; destroying his priceless collection.

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* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'': In "Any "[[Recap/ColumboS03E02 Any Old Port in a Storm", Storm]]", the murderer does this to himself. He murders his half-brother by leaving him bound in his wine vault and turning off the air conditioner so he suffocates. However, while he is away, there is an unexpectedly hot day that raises the temperature in the uncooled vault to the point where the wine oxidizes; destroying his priceless collection.

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* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'': In "Any Old Port in a Storm", the murderer does this to himself. He murders his half-brother by leaving him bound in his wine vault and turning off the air conditioner so he suffocates. However, while he is away, there is an unexpectedly hot day that raises the temperature in the uncooled vault to the point where the wine oxidizes; destroying his priceless collection.


* In ''Film/TwiceUponATime'', Synonamess Botch drives his head nightmare writer Scuzzbopper to [[DrivenToSuicide attempted suicide]] (and a HeelFaceTurn) by dismissively throwing his manuscript for a "Great A-Murkian Novel" out a window.

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* In ''Film/TwiceUponATime'', ''WesternAnimation/TwiceUponATime'', Synonamess Botch drives his head nightmare writer Scuzzbopper to [[DrivenToSuicide attempted suicide]] (and a HeelFaceTurn) by dismissively throwing his manuscript for a "Great A-Murkian A-Murk-ian Novel" out a window.


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* In the ChristmasEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', this was the trigger for the Ghostwriter's attack against Danny, for destroying his Christmas poem, but also because he didn't feel any real remorse over it.



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* Played for laughs in a British sketch show starring ex-[[TheGoonShow Goon]] MichaelBentine. A guest on an interview show has spent ten years building a magnificent model of St. Paul's Cathedral out of matchsticks. Unfortunately the heat of the studio lights cause it to catch fire. The interviewer mutters, "Well, I expect we'll be seeing you again in ten years. Only this time I'd suggest taking the match heads off first."

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* Played for laughs in a British sketch show starring ex-[[TheGoonShow ex-[[Radio/TheGoonShow Goon]] MichaelBentine. A guest on an interview show has spent ten years building a magnificent model of St. Paul's Cathedral out of matchsticks. Unfortunately the heat of the studio lights cause it to catch fire. The interviewer mutters, "Well, I expect we'll be seeing you again in ten years. Only this time I'd suggest taking the match heads off first."


* In the ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' episode "The Legend of Big Butt", Weasel shouts this when he discovers that Loch Ness Monster, like his last expedition, was a hoax by the Red Guy. Ironically, him ranting hysterically about it [[GaveUpTooSoon makes him miss]] [[ReallAfterAll the actual Nessie]] showing up behind him, alongside Santa Claus, the Abominable Snowman, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and a UFO.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' episode "The Legend of Big Butt", Weasel shouts this when he discovers that Loch Ness Monster, like his last expedition, was a hoax by the Red Guy. Ironically, him ranting hysterically about it [[GaveUpTooSoon makes him miss]] [[ReallAfterAll [[RealAfterAll the actual Nessie]] showing up behind him, alongside Santa Claus, the Abominable Snowman, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and a UFO.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' episode "The Legend of Big Butt", Weasel shouts this when he discovers that Loch Ness Monster, like his last expedition, was a hoax by the Red Guy. Ironically, him ranting hysterically about it [[GaveUpTooSoon makes him miss]] [[ReallAllAlong the actual Nessie]] showing up behind him, alongside Santa Claus, the Abominable Snowman, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and a UFO.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' episode "The Legend of Big Butt", Weasel shouts this when he discovers that Loch Ness Monster, like his last expedition, was a hoax by the Red Guy. Ironically, him ranting hysterically about it [[GaveUpTooSoon makes him miss]] [[ReallAllAlong [[ReallAfterAll the actual Nessie]] showing up behind him, alongside Santa Claus, the Abominable Snowman, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and a UFO.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' episode "The Legend of Big Butt", Weasel shouts this when he discovers that Loch Ness Monster, like his last expedition, was a hoax by the Red Guy. Ironically, him ranting hysterically about it makes him miss the actual Nessie showing up behind him, alongside Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and a UFO.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' episode "The Legend of Big Butt", Weasel shouts this when he discovers that Loch Ness Monster, like his last expedition, was a hoax by the Red Guy. Ironically, him ranting hysterically about it [[GaveUpTooSoon makes him miss miss]] [[ReallAllAlong the actual Nessie Nessie]] showing up behind him, alongside Santa Claus, the Abominable Snowman, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and a UFO.

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