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* Silk production. Silk worms have to be cared for and fed to keep them alive through their larva period, but once they've spun the fibers for their cocoon, they're simply boiled and discarded.


* TheReveal of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' involves [[spoiler:Ikutsuki doing this to the party]], though the death part, at least, had a purpose: He was going to use his tools as human sacrifices to accelerate his plan. Because apparently he can't wait [[spoiler:three lousy months]]. [[SmugSnake Still fails, though]].

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* TheReveal of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' involves [[spoiler:Ikutsuki doing this to the party]], though the death part, at least, had a purpose: He was going to use his tools as human sacrifices to accelerate his plan. Because apparently he can't wait [[spoiler:three lousy months]]. months (though the party would have [[HeKnowsTooMuch known too much]] anyway)]]. [[SmugSnake Still fails, though]].though]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}: [[UpdatedRerelease Golden]]'', this is [[spoiler:Marie's]] potential fate in the route to the TrueEnding. With the two other PiecesOfGod defeated, her remaining purpose is to [[spoiler:get rid of all traces of Izanami's AssimilationPlot, herself included, so that said goddess can try it again at a later date]]. Saving her is actually optional, though [[spoiler:Izanami]] doesn't actually care if you do.



** [[spoiler:Masayoshi Shido]], [[BigBad the main antagonist]] and head of TheConspiracy, has a tendency to dispose of his fellow conspirators when they're more useful to him dead than alive. He has [[spoiler:Principal Kobayakawa and Kunikazu Okumura]] killed to frame the protagonists for their deaths, kills [[spoiler:the SIU director]] after [[spoiler:the protagonist's apparent death]] because he's a direct link between the Phantom Thieves case and TheConspiracy, and even says that [[spoiler:he'd dispose of his son, Goro Akechi]] after becoming Prime Minister, because [[spoiler:Akechi, as his illegitimate child, would be nothing more than a potential liability]].

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** [[spoiler:Masayoshi Shido]], [[BigBad the main antagonist]] and head of TheConspiracy, has a tendency to dispose of his fellow conspirators when they're more useful to him dead than alive. He has [[spoiler:Principal Kobayakawa and Kunikazu Okumura]] killed to frame the protagonists for their deaths, kills [[spoiler:the SIU director]] after [[spoiler:the protagonist's apparent death]] because he's a direct link between the Phantom Thieves case and TheConspiracy, and even says that [[spoiler:he'd dispose of his son, Goro Akechi]] after becoming Prime Minister, because [[spoiler:Akechi, as his illegitimate child, child and personal assassin,]] would be nothing more than a potential liability]].liability.


* ''Film/JurassicWorldFallenKindom'': Wheatley and his mercenaries work with Claire, Owen, and their team to capture the raptor Blue. Once they have Blue, they shoot Owen with a tranquilizer dart and leave his body in the path of an approaching lava flow, and lock Claire and Franklin in a building threatened by lava. They were about to dispose of Zia, [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou but she points out she's the only one among them who can treat Blue's injuries]]. Fortunately for the others, Owen wakes up in time to evade the lava, and Claire and Franklin manage to escape the building.

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* ''Film/JurassicWorldFallenKindom'': ''Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom'': Wheatley and his mercenaries work with Claire, Owen, and their team to capture the raptor Blue. Once they have Blue, they shoot Owen with a tranquilizer dart and leave his body in the path of an approaching lava flow, and lock Claire and Franklin in a building threatened by lava. They were about to dispose of Zia, [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou but she points out she's the only one among them who can treat Blue's injuries]]. Fortunately for the others, Owen wakes up in time to evade the lava, and Claire and Franklin manage to escape the building.


[[caption-width-right:349: The bad guy's take on the classic "You're fired!"]]

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[[caption-width-right:349: The bad guy's take on the classic [[Series/TheApprentice "You're fired!"]]fired!"]]]]


* At the end of ''Videogame/MafiaIII'', after taking over the city you have the option of killing all of your surviving lieutenants in order to clean up loose ends at the urging of your CIA contact. Doing this results in [[spoiler:Lincoln getting blown up with a car bomb the next time he enters a car, planted by his former mentor Father James who now sees him as beyond redemption]].



* At the end of ''Videogame/MafiaIII'', after taking over the city you have the option of killing all of your surviving lieutenants in order to clean up loose ends at the urging of your CIA contact. Doing this results in [[spoiler:Lincoln getting blown up with a car bomb the next time he enters a car, planted by his former mentor Father James who now sees him as beyond redemption]].

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* At the end of ''Videogame/MafiaIII'', after taking over the city you have the option of killing all of your surviving lieutenants in order to clean up loose ends at the urging of your CIA contact. Doing this results in [[spoiler:Lincoln getting blown up with a car bomb the next time he enters a car, planted by his former mentor Father James who now sees him as beyond redemption]].


* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', Sorath steals Shana's [[FlamingSword Nietono no Shana]], which he had [[ItMustBeMine always coveted]], and callously throws away his [[{{BFS}} Blutsauger]]. This bites him in the ass when Shana picks up Blutsauger and continues the fight.

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* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', Sorath steals Shana's [[FlamingSword Nietono no Shana]], which he had [[ItMustBeMine always coveted]], and callously throws away his [[{{BFS}} Blutsauger]].Blutsauger]], saying it is worthless to him now. This bites him in the ass when Shana picks up Blutsauger and continues the fight.


** He later almost kills [[spoiler:Pepper Pots]] after getting the Iron Monger suit.

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** He later almost kills [[spoiler:Pepper Pots]] Potts]] after getting the Iron Monger suit.


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* ''Film/JurassicWorldFallenKindom'': Wheatley and his mercenaries work with Claire, Owen, and their team to capture the raptor Blue. Once they have Blue, they shoot Owen with a tranquilizer dart and leave his body in the path of an approaching lava flow, and lock Claire and Franklin in a building threatened by lava. They were about to dispose of Zia, [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou but she points out she's the only one among them who can treat Blue's injuries]]. Fortunately for the others, Owen wakes up in time to evade the lava, and Claire and Franklin manage to escape the building.


** In "The End of Time", after the Master opens the lock around the Time War, BigBad Rassilon reveals his plan to destroy the entire universe so the Time Lords can become beings of pure thought. With the Master's role fulfilled, Rassilon ''also''' declares he's going to personally vaporize him for being "diseased - albeit a disease of our own making."

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** In "The End of Time", after the Master opens the lock around the Time War, BigBad Rassilon reveals his plan to destroy the entire universe so the Time Lords can become beings of pure thought. With the Master's role fulfilled, Rassilon ''also''' ''also'' declares he's going to personally vaporize him for being "diseased - albeit a disease of our own making."


** Subverted again later. In the three-part episode "Look at the Princess", a palace servant betrays Crichton to Scorpius. Scorpius asks his lieutenant to "give her something special", and everyone expects this trope to occur. Instead, the servant dies because Crichton triggers automatic defenses. Later, we learn that Scorpius is a reasonably honorable man who treats his underlings well when they do their jobs, which means he probably ''did'' mean to give her something special.
*** Not quite. He tells Braca, who was to help the traitor finish her mission, to make sure there are "no. . . witnesses." He was pretty clearly intending to have her offed after Chrichton was picked up. Chrichton just beat him to it in his escape.

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** %%** Subverted again later. In the three-part episode "Look at the Princess", a palace servant betrays Crichton to Scorpius. Scorpius asks his lieutenant to "give her something special", and everyone expects this trope to occur. Instead, the servant dies because Crichton triggers automatic defenses. Later, we learn that Scorpius is a reasonably honorable man who treats his underlings well when they do their jobs, which means he probably ''did'' mean to give her something special.
*** %%*** Not quite. He tells Braca, who was to help the traitor finish her mission, to make sure there are "no. . . witnesses." He was pretty clearly intending to have her offed after Chrichton was picked up. Chrichton just beat him to it in his escape.


* The Comics Code Authority ran into this full stop, and it was never really useful to begin with. Basically its role was censoring comics so they wouldn't damage the minds of impressionable young children, but it was created due to the efforts of a man clinging to a false premise based on observations of a subject group that was far too narrow for the scope of what he claimed, and pretty much made up evidence if he couldn't obtain it through the scientific method (which he never tried to apply anyway). Bottom line, all the Comics Code really did was stifle creativity, force comics to be highly formulaic, and prevent any effort to address real social, political, or cultural issues. Comic publishing companies chafed under this until the 1990's, then basically started pushing the envelope as much as they wanted. Eventually all the comic publishers stopped adhering to it, and just published comics without the Code before abandoning it altogether. The CCA become defunct in 2011.

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* The Comics Code UsefulNotes/ComicsCode Authority ran into this full stop, and it was never really useful to begin with. Basically its role was censoring comics so they wouldn't damage the minds of impressionable young children, but it was created due to the efforts of a man clinging to a false premise based on observations of a subject group that was far too narrow for the scope of what he claimed, and pretty much made up evidence if he couldn't obtain it through the scientific method (which he never tried to apply anyway). Bottom line, all the Comics Code really did was stifle creativity, force comics to be highly formulaic, and prevent any effort to address real social, political, or cultural issues. Comic publishing companies chafed under this until the 1990's, then basically started pushing the envelope as much as they wanted. Eventually all the comic publishers stopped adhering to it, and just published comics without the Code before abandoning it altogether. The CCA become defunct in 2011.2011.
** It's been suggested by several critics that the ThinkOfTheChildren impetus was only ever a smoke-screen for the Code's ''real'' purpose: to drive horror/crime giant Creator/ECComics straight into the ground. See, after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, superhero publishers were pretty much hemorrhaging readers every year, while EC was gobbling up the market with ''far'' more action-packed (''and'' usually more creative) comics. Solution? Launch a nationwide moral panic that superhero titles could weather (sometimes even [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks flourish in]]) better than horror/crime stuff ever could..


* Basically the philosophy behind the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitality_curve vitality curve]], or "rank and yank" corporation HR policy. Every year the 10% of the workforce which have outlived their usefulness, are sacked. The usefulness of the policy has been long debated in HR circles, with many arguing that this system encourages employees to spend more time on interoffice politics than actually working.

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* Basically the philosophy behind the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitality_curve vitality curve]], or "rank and yank" corporation HR policy. Every year the 10% of the workforce which have outlived their usefulness, usefulness are sacked. The usefulness of the policy has been long debated in HR circles, with many arguing that this system encourages employees to spend more time on interoffice politics than actually working.



* TheGreatPoliticsMessup caused a great deal of this among the third world. Now that they weren't needed as anti-Communist bullwarks, dictators like UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein and Manuel Noriega were cut off by the CIA, hung out to dry by the State Department, and invaded by the US Army. This trope also happened to genuinely good guys like Ahmed Shah Massoud, an anti-Taliban mujahadeen whose calls for assistance in Afghanistan and [[TheWarOnTerror his claims of radical Islam fermenting there]] were mostly ignored during the 1990s.

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* TheGreatPoliticsMessup caused a great deal of this among the third world. Third World. Now that they weren't needed as anti-Communist bullwarks, bulwarks, dictators like UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein and Manuel Noriega were cut off by the CIA, hung out to dry by the State Department, and invaded by the US Army. This trope also happened to genuinely good guys like Ahmed Shah Massoud, an anti-Taliban mujahadeen whose calls for assistance in Afghanistan and [[TheWarOnTerror his claims of radical Islam fermenting there]] were mostly ignored during the 1990s.



* The Comics Code Authority ran into this full stop, and it was never really useful to begin with. Basically its' role was censoring comics so they wouldn't damage the minds of impressionable young children, but it was created due to the efforts of a man clung to a false premise based on observations of a subject group that was far too narrow for the scope of what he claimed, and pretty much made up evidence if he couldn't obtain it through the scientific method (which he never tried to apply anyway). Bottom line, all the comics code really did was stifle creativity, force comics to be highly formulaic, and prevented any effort to address real social, political, or cultural issues. Comic publishing companies chafed under this until the 1990's, then basically started pushing the envelope as much as they wanted. Eventually all the comic publishers stopped adhering to it, and just published comics without the code before abandoning it all together. The CCA become defunct in 2011.

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* The Comics Code Authority ran into this full stop, and it was never really useful to begin with. Basically its' its role was censoring comics so they wouldn't damage the minds of impressionable young children, but it was created due to the efforts of a man clung clinging to a false premise based on observations of a subject group that was far too narrow for the scope of what he claimed, and pretty much made up evidence if he couldn't obtain it through the scientific method (which he never tried to apply anyway). Bottom line, all the comics code Comics Code really did was stifle creativity, force comics to be highly formulaic, and prevented prevent any effort to address real social, political, or cultural issues. Comic publishing companies chafed under this until the 1990's, then basically started pushing the envelope as much as they wanted. Eventually all the comic publishers stopped adhering to it, and just published comics without the code Code before abandoning it all together.altogether. The CCA become defunct in 2011.



** UsefulNotes/NaziGermany did this to a lot of countries during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, including Vichy France after the Allies landed in French North Africa (nominal Vichiyite territory), Italy after the Allies landed in Sicily, and Hungary after they tried to defect. The bungled-up attempt to do this to the Soviet Union (after much initial cooperation, including the joint invasion of Poland and the Soviets providing Germany with resources to fight against France and Britain) sowed much of the seeds of the Nazis' downfall.
** Lest we forget that Nazi Germany did this to their '''own people''' too. The eugenic plan, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_T4 Action T4]] was a program of forced euthanasia under which physicians were directed to judge patients "incurably sick, by critical medical examination," and then administer to these patients a "[[MercyKill mercy death]]". 70,273 were killed under this program.

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** UsefulNotes/NaziGermany did this to a lot of countries during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, including Vichy France after the Allies landed in French North Africa (nominal Vichiyite Vichyite territory), Italy after the Allies landed in Sicily, and Hungary after they tried to defect. The bungled-up attempt to do this to the Soviet Union (after much initial cooperation, including the joint invasion of Poland and the Soviets providing Germany with resources to fight against France and Britain) sowed much of the seeds of the Nazis' downfall.
** Lest we forget that Nazi Germany did this to their '''own people''' too. The eugenic plan, plan [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_T4 Action T4]] was a program of forced euthanasia under which physicians were directed to judge patients "incurably sick, by critical medical examination," and then administer to these patients a "[[MercyKill mercy death]]". 70,273 were killed under this program.



* A few months after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII ended in Europe, UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill was voted out of office. While he had been a popular and heroic wartime leader, voters were scepitcal about his ability to govern in peacetime and much preferred the plans offered by the Labour Party.
* A lot of websites that rely on user contributions to run, particularly some of the more stuffy wikis, have this attitude about their users. As soon as a user ticks off a moderator, makes a poor contribution, or in any way becomes a liability they label that user as a {{Troll}} and lay down a ban regardless of the positive contributions that user has made.

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* A few months after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII ended in Europe, UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill was voted out of office. While he had been a popular and heroic wartime leader, voters were scepitcal skeptical about his ability to govern in peacetime and much preferred the plans offered by the Labour Party.
* A lot of websites that rely on user contributions to run, particularly some of the more stuffy wikis, have this attitude about their users. As soon as a user ticks off a moderator, makes a poor contribution, or in any way becomes a liability liability, they label that user as a {{Troll}} and lay down a ban regardless of the positive contributions that user has made.



* This has become true in the world of boxing in the 21 Century. While fighters before then were allowed to lose and gain experience before building themselves up to become popular attractions, now a days a fighter must have a reputation of being a undefeated prospect, especially when it comes to big fights. If a fighter loses, their sponsors might abandoned them, and their coach might drop them. There have been many unbeaten prospects whom lost and were never heard from again, unless they become blue collar gatekeepers, [[ViciousCycle used to challenge the next unbeaten prospect]]. The only way this gets prevented is if a fighter wins enough big fights before losing, hopefully securing a large enough following.

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* This has become true in the world of boxing in the 21 Century. 21st century. While fighters before then were allowed to lose and gain experience before building themselves up to become popular attractions, now a days nowadays a fighter must have a reputation of being a an undefeated prospect, especially when it comes to big fights. If a fighter loses, their sponsors might abandoned abandon them, and their coach might drop them. There have been many unbeaten prospects whom who lost and were never heard from again, unless they become blue collar gatekeepers, [[ViciousCycle used to challenge the next unbeaten prospect]]. The only way this gets prevented is if a fighter wins enough big fights before losing, hopefully securing a large enough following.


* At the first show of Wrestling/RingOfHonor's ''Fifth Year Festival'', Wrestling/AustinAries and Wrestling/RoderickStrong challenged Generation Next stablemate Wrestling/MattSydal and his newer partner Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels for the World Tag Team Titles and were unsuccessfuul when Aries suffered a knee injury. So Strong beat up Aries and announced he was forming a new TagTeam with Davey Richards called No Remorse Corps.

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* At the first show of Wrestling/RingOfHonor's ''Fifth Year Festival'', Wrestling/AustinAries and Wrestling/RoderickStrong challenged Generation Next stablemate Wrestling/MattSydal and his newer partner Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels for the World Tag Team Titles and were unsuccessfuul unsuccessful when Aries suffered a knee injury. So Strong beat up Aries and announced he was forming a new TagTeam with Davey Richards called No Remorse Corps.


* In the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' prequel books, Marilena Carpathia, the mother of the future Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia, was killed off when Nicolae, still a child, was old enough to be cared for by his mentor Viv Ivins. His [[HasTwoMommies two biological fathers]], who were living together off payments from the corporation that funded the genetic project that brought forth Nicolae, were later [[BuryYourGays killed off]].

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* In the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' prequel books, Marilena Carpathia, the mother of the future Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia, was killed off when Nicolae, still a child, was old enough to be cared for by his mentor Viv Ivins. His [[HasTwoMommies two biological fathers]], who were living together off payments from the corporation that funded the genetic project that brought forth Nicolae, were later [[BuryYourGays killed off]].off.

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* ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'': In ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho195Mistfall Mistfall]]'', [[spoiler:Solus]] never had any attention with of brining [[spoiler:Drell]] along with him after they assassinate the Decider. Instead, he shoots him, leaving his body as another piece of misdirection.
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