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24th Apr '17 8:23:50 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In the '''Doctor Who'' story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis Logopolis]]", [[ArchEnemy the Master]] manages to [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds accidentally]] unleash an entropy field which destroys a ''quarter'' of the universe, simply because he didn't fully understand the consequences of interfering with the titular planet's mysterious operation. But he then pulls an EnemyMine with the Doctor, and the combined efforts of the two of them eventually get the entropy field under control again, but the Master quickly realizes that he can do rather sinister things with that control, and as soon as the danger is seemingly over, he broadcasts a message across the universe, demanding that the all various races of the universe [[KneelBeforeZod submit to him]] or he will unleash the destructive forces of the field again.

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* In the '''Doctor Who'' story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis Logopolis]]", [[ArchEnemy the Master]] manages to [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds accidentally]] unleash an entropy field which destroys a ''quarter'' of the universe, simply because he didn't fully understand the consequences of interfering with the titular planet's mysterious operation. But he then pulls an EnemyMine with the Doctor, and the combined efforts of the two of them eventually get the entropy field under control again, but the Master quickly realizes that he can do rather sinister things with that control, and as soon as the danger is seemingly over, he broadcasts a message across the universe, demanding that the all various races of the universe [[KneelBeforeZod submit to him]] him or he will unleash the destructive forces of the field again.
24th Apr '17 8:23:28 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In the '''Doctor Who'' story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis Logopolis]]", [[ArchEnemy the Master]] manages to [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds accidentally]] unleash an entropy field which destroys a ''quarter'' of the universe, simply because he didn't fully understand the consequences of interfering with the titular planet's mysterious operation. But he then pulls an EnemyMine with the Doctor, and the combined efforts of the two of them eventually get the entropy field under control again, but the Master quickly realizes that he can do rather sinister things with that control, and as soon as the danger is seemingly over, he broadcasts a message across the universe, demanding that the all various races of the universe [[KneelBeforeZod submit to him]] or he will unleash the destructive forces of the field again.
-->'''The Doctor''' ''(outraged)'' Blackmail!\\
'''The Master:''' No, Doctor, I'm merely reporting the state of affairs.
18th Mar '17 12:41:04 PM nombretomado
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* Similarly, [[http://forums.joltonline.com/showthread.php?583264-Is-Obama-a-failure-as-a-president&p=14503988&viewfull=1#post14503988 this post]] on the (now disused) old NationStates forums, memorialised in someone's signature:

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* Similarly, [[http://forums.joltonline.com/showthread.php?583264-Is-Obama-a-failure-as-a-president&p=14503988&viewfull=1#post14503988 this post]] on the (now disused) old NationStates Website/NationStates forums, memorialised in someone's signature:
25th Jan '17 7:25:58 PM nombretomado
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'''Skunk:''' No it's not. I'm just easily frightened...Now I'm scared you won't sing the entire score from ''{{Cats}}'' while I eat.

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'''Skunk:''' No it's not. I'm just easily frightened...Now I'm scared you won't sing the entire score from ''{{Cats}}'' ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' while I eat.
22nd Jan '17 7:51:19 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10868642/2/Blurring-Reality Blurring Reality]]'' Tom Riddle threatens to refuse to dance in the Hogwarts year-end ballet unless Harry takes the role of the Hero, which would mean cancellation of the production and the loss of Fred and George's chance at a contract.
-->'''Harry:''' You bastard, that's blackmail!\\
'''Tom:''' Not really. I'm just enforcing your guilt. It only works on certain people with a special kind of conscience.
20th Dec '16 12:19:48 PM Gosicrystal
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'''Felicity''': "Hacking" is such an ugly word. No. I'm... [[NoExceptYes Yeah. Totally hacking into the Merlyn Global mainframe.]]

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'''Felicity''': "Hacking" is such an ugly word. No. I'm... [[NoExceptYes [[ByNoIMeanYes Yeah. Totally hacking into the Merlyn Global mainframe.]]
30th Nov '16 11:51:37 PM GhostOfAGeek
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* Played entirely straight in [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic_plus/series.php?view=archive&chapter=32408#123757 this]] ''{{Narbonic}}'' strip. There's a slight twist, in that due to Artie's self-image as "the good one", he's trying to convince ''himself'' what he's planning isn't blackmail.

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* Played entirely straight in [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic_plus/series.php?view=archive&chapter=32408#123757 [[http://narbonic.com/comic/march-25-30-2002/ this]] ''{{Narbonic}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' strip. There's a slight twist, in that due to Artie's self-image as "the good one", he's trying to convince ''himself'' what he's planning isn't blackmail.



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20th Nov '16 10:02:21 AM Berrenta
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A subtrope of NoExceptYes and InsistentTerminology.

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A subtrope of NoExceptYes DistinctionWithoutADifference and InsistentTerminology.
19th Nov '16 5:44:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the first ''KingdomKeepers'' book, [[EccentricMentor Wayne]] says that Finn would only "borrow" WaltDisney's pen, as oppose to stealing it. Possibly inspired by the exchange in ''Disney/RobinHood'', above.

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* In the first ''KingdomKeepers'' ''Literature/KingdomKeepers'' book, [[EccentricMentor Wayne]] says that Finn would only "borrow" WaltDisney's pen, as oppose to stealing it. Possibly inspired by the exchange in ''Disney/RobinHood'', above.
13th Nov '16 8:05:33 AM MisterApple
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* This is inverted in an episode of the 60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series where the hero's attempt to stake out the Joker turns sour (as Bruce Wayne, he tries to buy counterfeit cash from the Joker, claiming he needs it to replace money he embezzled; the idea is to gain proof that the Joker is counterfeiting, but the Joker escapes with Wayne's "confession" recorded). When he tries to use the info he gained, the villain flat out tells Wayne that it's blackmail.
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