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29th Jun '17 8:54:24 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' prequel book ''StartOfDarkness'', we see that this is how The Dark One ultimately met his end: he was murdered while attempting to negotiate a peace settlement with the human, dwarven, and elven kings. Rather than ending the war, it made things ''far'' worse, as the goblins swarmed upon their enemies, inflicting huge losses in vengeance for their fallen warlord, who as a result ''Ascended to Godhood''.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' prequel book ''StartOfDarkness'', we see that this is how The Dark One ultimately met his end: he was murdered while attempting to negotiate a peace settlement with the human, dwarven, and elven kings. Rather than ending the war, it made things ''far'' worse, as the goblins [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge swarmed upon their enemies, enemies]], inflicting huge losses in vengeance for their fallen warlord, who as a result ''Ascended to Godhood''.
8th Jun '17 9:16:33 AM hszmv1
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* UsefulNotes/TheodorRoosevelt, who essentially boiled down America's Foreign Policy to "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick". It's little changed in the modern world where anyone wishing to negotiate with America keeps in mind that they control all 11 of the worlds only Super-Carriers.
1st Jun '17 3:07:32 PM ArcanisX
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* A glitch in the ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' first and second edition rulesets, in which physical combat automatically trumps social combat, means that a surprising number of the more insane player characters respond to attempts at mental influence with a daiklave. One of the Dawn Solution Ink Monkeys Charms was particularly extreme, allowing you to ''hurl sword blows across the world'' in response to negotiations by ''letter''. (Of course, given that Exalts can actually write letters that will kill you, this does make sense in a sort of psychotic way.)

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* A glitch in In the ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' first and second edition rulesets, in which rulesets physical combat automatically trumps social combat, means that making a surprising number swing of the more insane player characters respond a really big sword quite a rational response to attempts at mental influence with a daiklave.persuasion attempts. One of the Dawn Solution Ink Monkeys Charms was particularly extreme, allowing you to ''hurl sword blows across the world'' in response to negotiations by ''letter''. (Of course, given that Exalts can actually write letters that will kill you, this does make sense in a sort of psychotic way.))
** However, the same rules prioritized MASS combat over individual physical fighting. Having an army at your side really helps having polite and civil conversations, true GunboatDiplomacy. The names of corresponding initiating actions made quite an inside joke in the community, too.
-->'''Social-build cruncher:''' So here I am going to have, like, 20 automatic successes on ''Join Debate'' and around ten at unnatural mental influence for it's duration...
-->'''Deadpan:''' That's probably a prompt brainwashing, countered only by ''Join Battle'' in response!
-->'''Ultimate powergamer:''' Here's the difference between a bad and good Exalted diplomat. Bad one gets beaten all the time. Good one responds with ''Join War''.
3rd May '17 7:50:34 PM PaulA
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* There are actually a few examples in the ''Literature/BridgeTrilogy'' by Creator/WilliamGibson, most noticably in the second book between Eddie, Maryalice, Chia, and Masahiko. It doesn't help when Zona Rosa gets involved.

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* There are actually a few examples in the ''Literature/BridgeTrilogy'' by Creator/WilliamGibson, most noticably in the second book book, ''Literature/{{Idoru}}'', between Eddie, Maryalice, Chia, and Masahiko. It doesn't help when Zona Rosa gets involved.
28th Apr '17 5:10:20 PM SullenFrog
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'': Several of Kryska’s battle quotes reference this trope, particularly the ones that play when she successfully hits an enemy unit.

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'': Several ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'':
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of Kryska’s battle quotes reference this trope, particularly the ones that play when she successfully hits an enemy unit.




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** In ''Sunrider Liberation Day'', [[spoiler:the titular Liberation Day ceremony is meant to serve as a peace conference between the Solar Alliance and PACT following the defeat of PACT’s Prototype-led hardliner faction, but it quickly becomes a bloodbath when a third party [[DemonicPossession hijacks]] the hero of the hour and turns a bunch of machinegun-equipped {{Spider Tank}}s loose on the audience. Both sides—who didn’t trust each other to begin with—blame each other for the massacre, and the war escalates, just as the third party planned.]]
28th Apr '17 2:40:19 PM SullenFrog
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'': Several of Kryska’s battle quotes reference this trope, particularly the ones that play when she successfully hits an enemy unit.
--> “Weaponized diplomacy was successful!”\\
“Surrender, or I will resume hostilities.”\\
“Do you ''still'' refuse to negotiate?”
25th Apr '17 9:32:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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-->'''Lister:''' Guess what? ''<pulls out lead pipe>'' [[GenreSavvy So did I.]]

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-->'''Lister:''' Guess what? ''<pulls out lead pipe>'' [[GenreSavvy So did I.]]
5th Apr '17 6:59:17 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Justice", the [[KillerRobot Simulant]] requests to negotiate with the Red Dwarf crew, and despite [[DirtyCoward Rimmer]] urging him to shoot it in the back while it's unaware, Lister instead agrees to at least meet and talk with it.
-->'''Lister:''' You wanna talk? Let's talk.
-->'''Simulant:''' You have no weapons?
-->'''Lister:''' No. You have no weapon?
-->'''Simulant:''' No. ''<the two approach each other>'' Guess what? ''<pulls out large knife>'' ILied.
-->'''Lister:''' Guess what? ''<pulls out lead pipe>'' [[GenreSavvy So did I.]]
-->'''Simulant:''' But I lied... ''<pulls out gun>'' ...twice.
-->'''Lister:''' [[OutGambitted ...didn't think of that.]]
20th Mar '17 12:45:58 AM JMQwilleran
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': Rinoa states that as soon as the party's ready, she'll begin 'serious negotiations' with the Galbadian president, Vinzer Deling.
-->'''Squall''': (''[[{{Facepalm}} facepalming]]'') 'Serious negotiations'... Better make sure my GF's equipped...
29th Jan '17 5:52:43 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' weapons sometimes imply this trope as a pun -- notably, ''The Negotiator'' rocket launcher, and it's upgraded form, ''The Arbiter''. Said to quickly conclude legal disputes across the galaxy!

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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' weapons sometimes imply this trope as a pun -- notably, ''The Negotiator'' rocket launcher, and it's upgraded form, ''The Arbiter''. Said to quickly conclude legal disputes across the galaxy!
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