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13th Dec '17 2:34:09 AM FoxBluereaver
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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Ash mentions that in the previous timeline, Misty somehow got hold of photos of him in his "Ashley" cosplay, and used them as leverage to get him to do what she wanted during the Princess Festival.
12th Dec '17 12:46:34 PM Sharlee
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* Occasionally inverted in {{Discworld}} as "whitemailing", which entails threatening to reveal ''good'' information about someone, e.g. making a gangster look weak to his competitors by revealing his donations to charity.
10th Dec '17 1:41:00 PM lakingsif
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* In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "Shut Up And Dance", Kenny receives a series of anonymous texts, threatening to release photos of him [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbating]] unless he complies with their demands. He and several other people who are also being blackmailed are forced to commit various increasingly criminal acts, eventually being forced to rob a bank or have the photos leaked. [[spoiler: At the end it is revealed that the reason Kenny was so desperate was that the photos proved he was mastubating to [[PaedoHunt child porn]]. In a CruelTwistEnding, the photos are released anyway.]]

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* In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "Shut "[[Recap/BlackMirrorShutUpAndDance Shut Up And Dance", Dance]]", Kenny receives a series of anonymous texts, threatening to release photos of him [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbating]] unless he complies with their demands. He and several other people who are also being blackmailed are forced to commit various increasingly criminal acts, eventually being forced to rob a bank or have the photos leaked. [[spoiler: At the end it is revealed that the reason Kenny was so desperate was that the photos proved he was mastubating to [[PaedoHunt child porn]]. In a CruelTwistEnding, the photos are released anyway.]]
9th Dec '17 5:04:05 PM StarSword
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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'':
** In the first chapter, Balalaika and [[TheMafiya Hotel Moscow]] get wind of a Japanese industrial conglomerate's plan to sell nuclear secrets to an unspecified country and hires the Lagoon Company to steal incriminating evidence to blackmail them for access to their southeast Asian shipping routes. Rokuro "Rock" Okajima, the closest thing the series has to a main character, is carrying the incriminating documents and joins the Lagoon Company after his employer tries to [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade kill all of them to keep it quiet]].
** While picking up an arms shipment from the Church of Violence, Rock observes Sister Eda directing workers to store cleaned linens in a shed. [[DoYouWantToHaggle When Sister Yolanda tries to bargain up the price]], Rock puts this information together with Balalaika's earlier mention of somebody dealing drugs outside the various organized crime syndicates' established channels, deduces that the Church of Violence is responsible, and blackmails Yolanda into filling their order at the original price.
22nd Nov '17 9:47:46 PM FruityOatyBars
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* ''Tremontaine'' has a case of ''mutual'' blackmail as MutuallyAssuredDestruction, starting from late Season 1. [[spoiler: Kaab knows that "Diane" pulled a KillAndReplace on the REAL Diane years ago; Diane is capable of revealing astronomical knowledge that will end the monopoly that Kaab's society has on intercontinental travel.]]
20th Nov '17 11:43:14 AM lillolillo
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} one of the adventures]]'' of the titular character, a murder victim was being blackmailed by a crook who knew that he had a prison record.

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In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} one of the adventures]]'' of the titular character, a Bronze Age story]]'', a murder victim was being blackmailed by a crook who knew that he had a prison record.record.
** In the ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Day of the Dollmaker]]'' arc, Cat Grant blackmails ComicBook/LanaLang into getting Supergirl to help her interrogate Toyman and find several kidnapped children.
15th Nov '17 7:56:31 AM MagiMecha
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''[='s=] ''Stormblood'' expansion. To get to the nation of Doma, the Scions need to get a boat to get there, but they can't get one of the Maelstrom's famed boats nor use airships to get over there, thus they're forced to recruit a pirate captain. However, the captain just sees no reason why he should help them when there's no profit and too much danger. Tataru, then, speaks up and talks about the sad tale of the heir of Ishgard's House Durendaire had vanished out at sea and that his father still thinks he's out there and would pay a wonderful ransom for his safe return... [[spoiler:at which point Tataru looks up at the captain and ''grins wickedly'', implying that the captain ''is'' the missing heir!]] The captain quickly reconsiders.
20th Oct '17 2:33:25 AM LaughingGiraffe
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** Comes up again in ''The Sibyl in Her Grave''; there's an insider trading problem going on. The suspects have been narrowed down to two, and one of them has an iron-clad alibi; the other can't explain his whereabouts when the shady dealing must have gone on. [[spoiler: In fact it was neither of the two; it was the private secretary of the bank manager, who was regarded as above suspicion and who arranged for the man she wanted to frame to be "entertained" by a dominatrix when she herself was arranging for the shares to be sold, assuming that he would be too humiliated to fess up.]]
12th Oct '17 6:14:43 PM Augusto
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Not to be confused with [[Film/Blackmail1929 film of the same name]] by Creator/AlfredHitchcock.
9th Oct '17 2:20:50 PM johnsmithxxi
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* In "Threat to Abolish Football", Miss Brooks, Walter Denton and Stretch Snodgrass derail Mr. Conklin's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin threat to abolish football]] through blackmail. Mr. Conklin had been using the school shop class to fix his roof, an act that could get him fired. Mr. Conklin relents and allows football to continue at Madison High School. However, Mr. Conklin gets the last laugh. He arm-twists Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton into shingling his roof.

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Threat to Abolish Football", Miss Brooks, Walter Denton and Stretch Snodgrass derail Mr. Conklin's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin threat to abolish football]] through blackmail. Mr. Conklin had been using the school shop class to fix his roof, an act that could get him fired. Mr. Conklin relents and allows football to continue at Madison High School. However, Mr. Conklin gets the last laugh. He arm-twists Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton into shingling his roof.
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