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11th Oct '17 3:16:38 AM iroanxi
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* ''Fanfic/ForumOfThrones'': This is implied to be Hobert's back-up plan in case he would not manage to secure Raylansfair for House Lowther. The presence of Argella Durrandon and her troops kind of ruined this plan for him, but even without her, it is highly questionable if it would have ever succeeded.
** Aegon Targaryen has absolutely no legal right to the kingdoms of Westeros. However, what he does have are three adult dragons, capable of raining fire and death down on the woefully underequipped Westerosi armies, establishing him as a major power player only weeks after his landing.
10th Oct '17 4:56:39 PM Discar
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-->'''Doorman:''' I was going to say "NotOnTheList". Did you say "armed"?\\

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-->'''Doorman:''' --->'''Doorman:''' I was going to say "NotOnTheList". Did you say "armed"?\\



-->'''Fang Lin:''' ''"So this '''nobody''' of a farmer, '''Meng Qi''', he pops up and says he's Yan Yu's '''nephew'''. He accuses General Wen of usurping the governor's court, says he has no authority beyond the tip of a '''spear'''."''
-->'''Liu Wong:''' ''"What'd Wen Yuan say to '''that'''?"''
-->'''Fang Lin:''' ''"'Good thing I have '''five thousand''' of them'."''
-->'''Liu Wong:''' ''"Ha!"'' *{{beat}}* ''"Well, it '''is''' a good point."''

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-->'''Fang Lin:''' ''"So So this '''nobody''' ''nobody'' of a farmer, '''Meng Qi''', ''Meng Qi'', he pops up and says he's Yan Yu's '''nephew'''. ''nephew''. He accuses General Wen of usurping the governor's court, says he has no authority beyond the tip of a '''spear'''."''
-->'''Liu
''spear''.\\
'''Liu
Wong:''' ''"What'd What'd Wen Yuan say to '''that'''?"''
-->'''Fang
''that?''\\
'''Fang
Lin:''' ''"'Good "Good thing I have '''five thousand''' ''five thousand'' of them'."''
-->'''Liu
them."\\
'''Liu
Wong:''' ''"Ha!"'' *{{beat}}* ''"Well, Ha! ''[{{beat}}]'' Well, it '''is''' ''is'' a good point."''



-->'''Beartato:''' Give me three thousand dollars!
-->'''Bank Teller:''' Do you have an account with us?
-->'''Beartato:''' I have a '''missile!'''

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-->'''Beartato:''' Give me three thousand dollars!
-->'''Bank
dollars!\\
'''Bank
Teller:''' Do you have an account with us?
-->'''Beartato:'''
us?\\
'''Beartato:'''
I have a '''missile!'''
21st Aug '17 7:15:22 PM angie710
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See also TwoPlusTortureMakesFive, AnOfferYouCantRefuse, HobbesWasRight, MightMakesRight, ShootTheShaggyDog, ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers and SwordOfDamocles. Frequently the next step after ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem does not work.

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See also TwoPlusTortureMakesFive, AnOfferYouCantRefuse, HobbesWasRight, MightMakesRight, ShootTheShaggyDog, ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers, SexualExtortion, QuestionableConsent, and SwordOfDamocles. Frequently the next step after ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem does not work.
10th Aug '17 12:53:20 AM RedRoverRedRover
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** Also lampshaded when two members of the royal family are accused of adultery. One lord (who's not one of the brightest men in the kingdom) is nevertheless smart enough to keep his entire army on hand during his daughter's trial. She's treated a lot more gently than her rival, who was foolish enough to send ''her'' army and (plus the more skilled members of her bodyguard) off on a wild goose chase to other parts of the kingdom.

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** Also lampshaded when two members of the royal family are accused of adultery. One lord Mace Tyrell (who's not one of the brightest men in the kingdom) is nevertheless smart enough to keep his entire army on hand during his daughter's trial. She's treated a lot more gently than her rival, Cersei, who was foolish enough to send ''her'' army and (plus the more skilled members of her bodyguard) off on a wild goose chase to other parts of the kingdom.
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.
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