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* The Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance pulled this on Wrestling/SmokeyMountainWrestling in one of the few cases of the NWA going to another promotion for help and then cutting their legs off. Traditionally, a member of the NWA got big (Wrestling/{{A|merican Wrestling Association}}WA, Wrestling/{{WWE}}, Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Wrestling/{{ECW}}, Wrestling/{{TNA}}, [[Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1 Zero 1]]) and then declared the NWA no longer useful.[[note]]Though Zero 1 came back when NWA was useful again[[/note]]

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* The Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance pulled this on Wrestling/SmokeyMountainWrestling Wrestling/{{SMW}} in one of the few cases of the NWA going to another promotion for help and then cutting their legs off. Traditionally, a member of the NWA got big (Wrestling/{{A|merican Wrestling Association}}WA, Wrestling/{{WWE}}, Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Wrestling/{{ECW}}, Wrestling/{{TNA}}, Wrestling/ImpactWrestling, [[Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1 Zero 1]]) and then declared the NWA no longer useful.[[note]]Though Zero 1 came back when NWA was useful again[[/note]]



* 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 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.
* While Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli had kicked Wrestling/SaraDelRey out of the Wrestling/{{Chikara}} BDK for embarrassing him, he seemed to do away with Wrestling/DaizeeHaze just because she was Del Rey's tag team partner and a little upset about the send off.

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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 [[Wrestling/EvanBourne Matt Sydal]] and his newer partner Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels for the World Tag Team Titles and were 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.
* While Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli had kicked Wrestling/SaraDelRey out of the Wrestling/{{Chikara}} BDK [[Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} Die Bruderschaft des Kreuzes]] for embarrassing him, him[[note]]by defeating him in their match in 12 Large: Summit round robin tournament to crown the inaugural [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/pa/e/chikara/chikara-g.html CHIKARA Grand Champion]][[/note]], he seemed to do away with Wrestling/DaizeeHaze just because she was Del Rey's tag team partner and a little upset about the send off.off. This was Sara's HeelFaceTurn match, Claudio's last CHIKARA appearance (he was headed to Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s developmental promotion Florida Championship Wrestling to become Antonio Cesaro), and Daizee's last CHIKARA appearance as a regular roster member, since she was en route to calling it a career due to injuries.

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* In ''Film/Hellboy2019'', [[spoiler:Nimue does this to Gruagach during the final battle by shrinking him down to size until he pops like a zit]].


*** A possible case with the ''Liparus'' and crew happens later. ''Immediately'' after the nuclear missiles detonate, the ship is rocked by explosions and begins to sink. It is entirely possible that fires from the earlier battle reached the ship's fuel or ammo storage, but the timing suggests this may have been a factor as well. The ship had completely served its purpose by that point after-all.

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*** A possible case with the ''Liparus'' and crew happens later. ''Immediately'' after the nuclear missiles detonate, the ship is [[CollapsingLair rocked by explosions and begins to sink.sink]]. It is entirely possible that fires from the earlier battle reached the ship's fuel or ammo storage, but the timing suggests this may have been a factor as well. The ship had completely served its purpose by that point after-all.

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* In ''Fanfic/APrizeForThreeEmpires'', ComicBook/CarolDanvers warns Iva Kann sooner or later her superiors will find a better soldier and get rid of her.
-->'''Warbird:''' The Kree are very functionalistic. You're only good to them until they can get somebody better. Once they do, or they think they do, they'll see you as nothing but meat for the grinder. And somebody else will be using you as a hamburger.


* In the [[BlueAndOrangeMorality insect and arachnid world]], this often happens to the male after the act of mating.

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* In the [[BlueAndOrangeMorality insect and arachnid world]], this often happens to the male after the act of mating.


* In the [[BlueAndOrangeMorality insect and arachnid world]], this happens quite frequently to the male after the act of mating.
** Some argue that the instances of the female eating the male in arthropods are [[{{flanderization}} exaggerated]], but there are plenty of instances of invertebrates where the very act of mating [[OutWithABang triggers the programmed death]] of the animal (or the laying of eggs in the females case). F.e. Octopi.
*** Although that is arguably more a case of "I have outlived my own usefulness".

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* In the [[BlueAndOrangeMorality insect and arachnid world]], this often happens quite frequently to the male after the act of mating.
mating.
** Some argue that the instances The frequency of the female females eating the male in arthropods are [[{{flanderization}} exaggerated]], males is arguably exaggerated, but there are in plenty of instances of male invertebrates where the very act of (including various octopus species), mating [[OutWithABang triggers the animal's programmed death]] of death]]. In the animal (or females' case, the trigger for death is often laying of eggs eggs, which becomes a plot point in the females case). F.e. Octopi.
*** Although that is arguably more a case of "I have outlived my own usefulness".
''Literature/CharlottesWeb''.


* As mentioned in ''Literature/AnimalFarm'', it's a case of TruthInTelevision when farm animals are no longer able to perform their intended function, they are killed as soon as possible to reduce costs on the industry to feed and shelter useless livestock.
** Most infamously, old and ailing horses being sent to the glue factory.

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* As mentioned in ''Literature/AnimalFarm'', it's it can be a case of TruthInTelevision when if farm animals are killed after they are no longer able to perform their intended function, they are killed as soon as possible perhaps to reduce costs on the industry to feed and shelter useless livestock.
** Most infamously, the idea of old and ailing horses being sent to the glue factory.


** During the Middle Ages, hunting dogs were not regarded much, and when the poor old hounds could no longer work, they were [[KickTheDog drowned in lakes, burned alive in a furnace, or hanged and left as crow fodder.]]
*** [[NotSoDifferent They are still hanged today.]]


* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Archie rewards his very loyal and very competent henchman, who successfully managed to steal the Blue Orb for him and is now inside a submarine, asking for a hand up, by sending the sub off after removing the device that equalized the pressure inside, effectively leaving the poor guy for dead. Apparently it would have been too much of an effort to pull him up. The henchman barely manages to make it to the surface but sadly, he goes in denial, refusing to believe that his boss abandoned him, and fights on to make sure no one stops Kyogre.
** In the anime, we have Paul. When a Pokemon of his doesn't perform up to his expectations, it is released back into the wild.

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In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', Archie rewards his very loyal and very competent henchman, who successfully managed to steal the Blue Orb for him and is now inside a submarine, asking for a hand up, by sending the sub off after removing the device that equalized the pressure inside, effectively leaving the poor guy for dead. Apparently it would have been too much of an effort to pull him up. The henchman barely manages to make it to the surface but sadly, he goes in denial, refusing to believe that his boss abandoned him, and fights on to make sure no one stops Kyogre.
** In the anime, we have Paul. When a Pokemon of his doesn't perform up to his expectations, it is released back into the wild.
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** In [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime]], we have Paul. When a Pokemon of his doesn't perform up to his expectations, it is released back into the wild.

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* ''ComicBook/StarTrekUntoldVoyages'': In "Past Imperfect", Jahn kills the Starfleet officer who brought him to Starbase 11 in a shuttle after she determines that the ''Enterprise'' arrived several hours earlier. He no longer needs her as he has figured out how to work several controls and can use the autopilot for the rest.

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* ''Film/{{Circle}}'':
** Rich Man, Bearded Man, and Black Guy form an alliance to eliminate either the Little Girl or the Pregnant Woman to increase their own chances of survival, but when it comes down to a tie between the Little Girl and Rich Man, both of his allies immediately turn on him, offering to kill them both.
** The Fake Wife is convinced to join the pragmatic camp by the Bearded Man, but he later trades her life with Eric for the Little Girl.


* [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hades]] does this in WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow to [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Scanty and Kneesocks]] in the episode ''Frollo Misses His Mother''. This was after Frollo, Gaston, Lefou, and Hans Frollo escape Hell by using [[spoiler:Sonic's spring]]. They managed to escaped because [[spoiler:Hans makes a surprising appearance and covers them with his sperm]]. They apologize to Hades, only for him to respond by kicking them into the River Styx and RickRolling them as [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment punishment]].

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* [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hades]] does this in WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow to [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Scanty and Kneesocks]] in the episode ''Frollo Misses His Mother''. This was after Frollo, Gaston, Lefou, and Hans Frollo escape Hell by using [[spoiler:Sonic's spring]]. They managed to escaped because [[spoiler:Hans makes a surprising appearance and covers them with his sperm]]. They apologize to Hades, only for him to respond by kicking them into the River Styx and RickRolling JustForFun/{{Rickroll}}ing them as [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment punishment]].


*** In the opening bank robbery, nonetheless, the Joker walks away with the entire $68 million haul for himself, tricking his clowns into shooting other, and only needing to kill ''one'' person (the bus driver). This seemingly relies on a degree of stupidity and/or [[GenreBlind Genre Blindness]] from the clowns: they're told to kill someone once he's done his part...and don't realize the same will happen to them. One guy ''does'' catch one when he learns another clown was told to do this, but is wrong in who kills him.

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*** In the opening bank robbery, nonetheless, the Joker walks away with the entire $68 million haul for himself, tricking his clowns into shooting other, and only needing to kill ''one'' person (the bus driver). This seemingly relies on a degree of stupidity and/or [[GenreBlind Genre Blindness]] from the clowns: they're told to kill someone once he's done his part...and don't realize the same will happen to them. One guy ''does'' catch one on when he learns another clown was told to do this, but is wrong in who kills him.


* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': After Aladdin gives the Genie's lamp to a disguised Jafar, he reaches up for Jafar to help pull him out of the collapsing Cave of Wonders. Instead, Jafar grabs him by the wrist and, when Aladdin asks what he's doing, Jafar says, "Giving you your reward! Your ''eternal'' reward!" and pulls out a dagger to kill him. It backfires, though--while Aladdin falls back down into the cave, seemingly eliminating him as far as Jafar is concerned, it turns out that Abu has swiped the lamp, leaving Jafar with nothing.

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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': After Aladdin gives the Genie's lamp to a disguised Jafar, he reaches up for Jafar to help pull him out of the collapsing Cave of Wonders. Instead, Jafar grabs him by the wrist and, when Aladdin asks what he's doing, Jafar says, "Giving you your reward! Your ''eternal'' reward!" and pulls out a dagger to kill him. It backfires, though--while though when Abu bites Jafar's arm to save Aladdin--while Aladdin falls back down into the cave, seemingly eliminating him as far as Jafar is concerned, it turns out that Abu has swiped the lamp, leaving Jafar with nothing.


** Demon King Piccolo back in Manga/DragonBall, in regards to Pilaf, Mai, and Shu after they set him free and helped him gather the Dragon Balls to restore his youth. He unceremoniously threw the hapless trio out of their airship.

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** Demon King Piccolo back in Manga/DragonBall, ''Manga/DragonBall'', in regards to Pilaf, Mai, and Shu after they set him free and helped him gather the Dragon Balls to restore his youth. He unceremoniously threw the hapless trio out of their airship.

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