This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
: Blackmail is such a basic trope that i can't think of a single series that hasn't used it at one point or another. I think the way this entry is written leans towards the high school drama usage of it and is discouraging more examples so i propose we rewrite it with a basic definition of blackmail then
under that we outline common ways different genre's play the plot device.
>>Later: I will just go ahead and do that when i get the time then. >>Later still: Wiped the example and rewrote to encompass more variations.