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9th Jul '17 4:58:16 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Cley Cerwyn swore fealty to House Bolton when Ramsay flayed his entire family and threatened to do the same to him.
5th Jul '17 9:23:33 AM ChrisX
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** Turns out, [[spoiler:Arvis got this too. He's basically coerced to accept Manfroy's help, otherwise his Loptyr heritage would be revealed and there's only one fate for those with that bloodline: Getting burnt on a stake publicly.]]
25th Jun '17 1:30:30 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/TheGuardians'', this is a tactic demons commonly take to entice humans into a DealWithTheDevil. They'll take a vulnerable loved one hostage or hire another human to kill them if they refuse.

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* In ''Literature/TheGuardians'', ''Literature/{{The Guardians|MeljeanBrook}}'', this is a tactic demons commonly take to entice humans into a DealWithTheDevil. They'll take a vulnerable loved one hostage or hire another human to kill them if they refuse.
25th Jun '17 10:25:19 AM nombretomado
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TheOtherWiki states that political philosophy calls situations like this a "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Throffer throffer]]" a threat mixed with an offer such as "kill this man for cash or I'll kill you".

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TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki states that political philosophy calls situations like this a "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Throffer throffer]]" a threat mixed with an offer such as "kill this man for cash or I'll kill you".
31st May '17 11:18:47 AM Discar
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* ''Series/AmericanGods2017'': Variant. Mister World (representing the New Gods), offers Mister Wednesday (representing the Old Gods) a deal: In exchange for giving Wednesday [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly a large amount of worshipers in North Korea]], Wednesday will stop his plan to gain power in America. When Wednesday refuses the deal, the New Gods agree to leave peacefully, with the unspoken implication that they will then begin to prepare for war in earnest. Technical Boy demands to know [[StatingTheSimpleSolution why they don't just kill Wednesday now, while he's in their power]]. Mister World insists that Wednesday is old enough and has enough knowledge and wisdom that he deserves the respect of an honest deal instead of a Leonine contract.
29th May '17 10:13:16 AM Daedalis
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* A downplayed example in ''ComicBook/Revival'': [[spoiler: Ibrahim]] is forced to relay information to the CIA to protect his imprisoned brother, but this never affects the overall plot much.

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* A downplayed example in ''ComicBook/Revival'': ''ComicBook/{{Revival}}'': [[spoiler: Ibrahim]] is forced to relay information to the CIA to protect his imprisoned brother, but this never affects the overall plot much.
28th May '17 11:16:45 PM Daedalis
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* A downplayed example in ''ComicBook/Revival'': [[spoiler: Ibrahim]] is forced to relay information to the CIA to protect his imprisoned brother, but this never affects the overall plot much.
17th May '17 10:37:24 PM DastardlyDemolition
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TheOtherWiki states that political philosophy calls situations like this a "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Throffer throffer]]" a threat mixed with an offer such as "kill this man for cash or I'll kill you".
10th May '17 11:34:51 AM Madrugada
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* A favoured tactic of the Literature/{{Daemon}} in recruiting its human agents. As just one example, it springs a prisoner from jail by cleaning his record, then warns him when he starts getting cold feet that it can easily put him back as a child molester.

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* A favoured tactic of the Literature/{{Daemon}} in recruiting its human agents. As just one example, it springs a prisoner from jail by cleaning his record, then warns him when then, as he starts getting cold feet feet, reminds him that if it can easily jigger the records to clear him, it can also jigger them to put him back -- as a child molester.
10th May '17 11:26:37 AM Madrugada
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Sometimes a bad guy wants something done, something none of his own men are up to the task of doing for some reason (too well-known, [[SurroundedByIdiots too incompetent]], whatever), and he's not about to risk his own hide to do it. So what's a bad guy to do? Get in touch with a good guy and make him an Offer He Can't Refuse.

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Sometimes a bad guy wants something done, something he can't do himself; none of his own men are up to the task of doing can do it either, for some reason (too well-known, [[SurroundedByIdiots too incompetent]], whatever), and he's not about to risk his own hide to do it. any of a number of possible reasons. So what's a bad guy to do? Get Why, get in touch with a good guy someone who ''can'' do it and make him an Offer He Can't Refuse.



Either way, it's clear ThatWasntARequest. It usually turns out that by taking up the offer, the hero has been advancing some form of EvilPlan orchestrated by the BigBad, and there's at least a fifty-fifty chance that the bad guy will [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo double-cross the hero at some point along the way]], usually in a YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness moment. This often leads to the hero launching an all-guns-blazing assault on the bad guy, either to get revenge on him, rescue the loved one, or both. This "offer" is also not likely to work so well on [[SociopathicHero Sociopathic Heroes]] or TheUnfettered, who rarely care about any collateral damage incurred while exterminating their foes.

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Either way, it's clear ThatWasntARequest. It usually turns out that by taking up the offer, the hero person on the short end of the bargain has been advancing some form of EvilPlan orchestrated by the BigBad, and there's at least a fifty-fifty chance that the bad guy will [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo double-cross the hero at some point along the way]], usually in a YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness moment. This If it's the hero who was "persuaded" to accept the offer, this often leads to the hero launching an all-guns-blazing assault on the bad guy, either to get revenge on him, rescue the loved one, or both. This "offer" is also not likely to work so well on [[SociopathicHero Sociopathic Heroes]] or TheUnfettered, who rarely care about any collateral damage incurred while exterminating their foes.
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