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17th Jun '17 9:56:56 AM lillolillo
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', one of the dangers of authorizing an inquisitor's use of Exterminatus. The command is used when a world is found irreversibly corrupt, damaged or infested, and is only used as a last measure, however there might be the occasional hiccup, and an entire world lost.
** Although Inquisitors are just as susceptible to being on the receiving end: they ''don't'' have a nuke, merely the authority to procure one. To perform Exterminatus, they need either the Space Marines -- who are autonomous and deadly enough to reverse the trope against the Inquisitor with a minimum of hassle -- or the Imperial Navy -- who are commanded and equipped by organizations powerful enough that any individual Inquisitor isn't going to take them on. Only the most respected Lord Inquisitors have private warships capable of performing Exterminatus, and, lets face it, they won't make bad calls like that [[YouHaveFailedMe given the penalty for failure in the Imperium.]]

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', one of the dangers of authorizing an inquisitor's use of Exterminatus. The command is used when a world is found irreversibly corrupt, damaged or infested, and is only used as a last measure, however there might be the occasional hiccup, and an entire world lost.
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lost. Although Inquisitors are just as susceptible to being on the receiving end: they ''don't'' have a nuke, merely the authority to procure one. To perform Exterminatus, they need either the Space Marines -- who are autonomous and deadly enough to reverse the trope against the Inquisitor with a minimum of hassle -- or the Imperial Navy -- who are commanded and equipped by organizations powerful enough that any individual Inquisitor isn't going to take them on. Only the most respected Lord Inquisitors have private warships capable of performing Exterminatus, and, lets face it, they won't make bad calls like that [[YouHaveFailedMe given the penalty for failure in the Imperium.]]



* In the WebSerialNovel {{Literature/Worm}} the main character (Skitter) often threatens people with horrible fates if they don't do what she says due to her power to control bugs, including some unpleasantly venomous spiders. However, it's only because she ''doesn't'' want to hurt anyone that she threatens people, to stop her from being forced to have to use violence.

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* In the WebSerialNovel {{Literature/Worm}} the main character (Skitter) often threatens people with horrible fates if they don't do what she says due to her power to control bugs, including some unpleasantly venomous spiders. However, it's only because she ''doesn't'' want to hurt anyone that she threatens people, to stop her from being forced to have to use violence.



--> '''Leegola''': Prepare to fire again, brave cowards!
--> '''Hermaphrodite''': I still say, I won the debate. ''*Leegola strikes him in the stomach with a piece of wood.*''

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--> '''Leegola''': Prepare to fire again, brave cowards!
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cowards!\\
'''Hermaphrodite''': I still say, I won the debate. ''*Leegola strikes him in the stomach with a piece of wood.*''
8th Jun '17 10:05:23 AM Odacon_Spy
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* Done in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'''s secret theater "The Ultimate Weapon." Naked Snake "cheats" playing rock-paper-scissors with The Boss. So she trumps him by nuking him.

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* Done in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'''s secret theater "The Ultimate Weapon." Naked Snake "cheats" playing rock-paper-scissors with The Boss. Boss by using a bizarre combination of all three gestures. So she trumps him by nuking him.him with a Davy Crocket ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill at point-blank range]]''.
31st May '17 8:25:53 PM nombretomado
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* This is largely the basis around which the Aes Sedai from ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' organize their hierarchy: with a few notable exceptions, more powerful channelers always outrank less powerful ones, wisdom and experience be damned.

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* This is largely the basis around which the Aes Sedai from ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' organize their hierarchy: with a few notable exceptions, more powerful channelers always outrank less powerful ones, wisdom and experience be damned.
4th Apr '17 5:16:11 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'''s generally post-apocalyptic, ScavengerWorld America, [[LadyLand Azania]] exerts a powerful appeal far beyond its borders: its functioning modern economy, medicine and advanced technology are attractive to many, and so are its woman-friendly policies and its tolerance of LGBT people and other minorities. The country's chief enemy, the reactionary, fundamentalist-dominated, anti-technological and moderately-to-heavily misogynist [[EvilReactionary Northern Confederation]], realize that its ideas will be more appealing to many than their own, and that Azania, even without actively interfering in their politics, functions as an example and beacon of hope to their dissidents. So rather than debating politics, they contrive an excuse for war, intending to crush their ideological opponents with military force and thus silence all dissent.
1st Apr '17 6:09:33 PM DavidDelony
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* Direct action, ranging from demonstrations, strikes and sit-ins to sabotage and vandalism, is meant to force an opponent to remedy certain social issues.
24th Feb '17 12:06:18 AM Grudgeal
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** Lothar is a powerful, eccentric and immortal [[TheNecromancer necromancer]] who lives in Sigil and pretty much ignores the existance of the city's civil service and mortal authorities through this trope. Since the only being in Sigil who ''could'' regulate his activities is The Lady, and Lothar doesn't do anything that warrants her attention (he collects the souls of the already dead, which does not involve killing people or disrupting the order of the city), the rest of Sigil leaves him alone.

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** Lothar is a powerful, eccentric and immortal [[TheNecromancer necromancer]] who lives in Sigil and pretty much ignores the existance existence of the city's civil service and mortal authorities through this trope. Since the only being in Sigil who ''could'' regulate his activities is The Lady, and Lothar doesn't do anything that warrants her attention (he collects the souls of the already dead, which does not involve killing people or disrupting the order of the city), the rest of Sigil leaves him alone.
24th Feb '17 12:05:50 AM Grudgeal
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** Lothar is a powerful, eccentric and immortal [[TheNecromancer necromancer]] who lives in Sigil and pretty much ignores the existance of the city's civil service and mortal authorities through this trope. Since the only being in Sigil who ''could'' regulate his activities is The Lady, and Lothar doesn't do anything that directly contravenes The Lady's law, the rest of Sigil leaves him alone.

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** Lothar is a powerful, eccentric and immortal [[TheNecromancer necromancer]] who lives in Sigil and pretty much ignores the existance of the city's civil service and mortal authorities through this trope. Since the only being in Sigil who ''could'' regulate his activities is The Lady, and Lothar doesn't do anything that directly contravenes The Lady's law, warrants her attention (he collects the souls of the already dead, which does not involve killing people or disrupting the order of the city), the rest of Sigil leaves him alone.
24th Feb '17 12:03:15 AM Grudgeal
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** Lothar is a powerful, eccentric and immortal [[TheNecromancer necromancer]] who lives in Sigil and pretty much ignores the existance of the city's civil service and mortal authorities through this trope. Since the only being in Sigil who ''could'' regulate his activities is The Lady, and Lothar doesn't do anything that directly contravenes The Lady's law, the rest of Sigil leaves him alone.
12th Feb '17 12:45:05 PM Fireblood
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More formally, this is known as the "Argumentum ad Baculum" [[note]]Literally "appeal to the stick"[[/note]] or the Appeal to Force, whose logic goes essentially thus: "I'm right, and if you disagree, I beat or blow you up." While invalid in abstract logic, this tactic is rather persuasive in RealLife. The phrase "talk shit, get hit", while crude, is one of the most common real-life applications of this particular fallacy.

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More formally, this is known as the "Argumentum ad Baculum" [[note]]Literally Baculum"[[note]]Literally "appeal to the stick"[[/note]] or the Appeal to Force, whose logic goes essentially thus: "I'm right, and if you disagree, I beat or blow you up." While invalid in abstract logic, this tactic is rather persuasive in RealLife. The phrase "talk shit, get hit", while crude, is one of the most common real-life applications of this particular fallacy.
14th Jan '17 2:55:58 PM N8han11
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** In the 3rd season episode "War is the H word", Bender has THE BOMB implanted inside his body and it will ''detonate the instant the robot unwittingly speaks a certain word'', wiping out an entire planet. It's the one word he uses more than any other: [[spoiler:ASS]]. After finding that out he starts a game of ''Make Bender happy or he blows up the planet!''

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** In the 3rd season episode "War is the H word", Bender has THE BOMB implanted inside his body and it will ''detonate the instant the robot unwittingly speaks a certain word'', wiping out an entire planet. It's the one word he uses more than any other: [[spoiler:ASS]]. After finding that out he starts a game of ''Make "Make Bender happy or he blows up the planet!''planet!".
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