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23rd Sep '16 9:33:13 PM SneaselSawashiro
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* This shows up at an alarming rate in hentai. Usually the person being blackmailed is trying to defend her (it's almost always a woman) honor/reputation/job by giving into the blackmailer's demands (of sex, always), even if the person who is blackmailing her ''raped'' her to create blackmail material. This is also common in the infamous {{Netorare}} genre as well.

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* This shows up at an alarming rate in hentai. Usually the person being blackmailed is trying to defend her (it's almost always a woman) honor/reputation/job by giving into the blackmailer's demands (of sex, always), even if the person who is blackmailing her ''raped'' her to create blackmail material. This is also common in the infamous {{Netorare}} genre as well. Either way, both cases would be much more heavily enforced against in real life and/or would be taken much more seriously (especially regarding the very serious crime of sextortion).
10th Sep '16 2:10:56 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''/''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' storyline ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'' provides a funny, light-hearted example. At one point [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]] jokes he'll tell Gotham City about Batgirl's Batcave if Barbara is not nice to him. Barbara replies that she's already scheduled his disappearance.



* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': In chapter 8's omake Touji tells Asuka he knows she is Power Girl and he will tell everyone unless she puts a skimpy bikini on and models while Kensuke takes pictures. Touji thought the next step would be profit, but the only step was him getting beaten by being a pervert.

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* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': In chapter 8's omake Touji tells Asuka he knows she is Power Girl and he will tell everyone unless she puts a skimpy bikini on and models while Kensuke takes pictures. Touji thought the next step would be profit, but the only step was him getting beaten by being a pervert.up.
1st Sep '16 10:27:59 PM SneaselSawashiro
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* This shows up at an alarming rate in hentai. Usually the person being blackmailed is trying to defend her (it's almost always a woman) honor/reputation/job by giving into the blackmailer's demands (of sex, always), even if the person who is blackmailing her ''raped'' her to create blackmail material.

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* This shows up at an alarming rate in hentai. Usually the person being blackmailed is trying to defend her (it's almost always a woman) honor/reputation/job by giving into the blackmailer's demands (of sex, always), even if the person who is blackmailing her ''raped'' her to create blackmail material. This is also common in the infamous {{Netorare}} genre as well.
28th Jul '16 8:37:25 PM FordPrefect
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* Played with in the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode ''A scandal in Belgravia'', where a dominatrix threatens to release photographs of her session with a member of the royal family. She doesn't actually want anything, however - the photographs are just a power play to ensure she'll always have the UK government under her thumb. Later on, she takes this UpToEleven with [[spoiler:possible information on future terrorist attacks. If the government don't meet her demands, all she has to do is deny them the intelligence]].
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': One episode dealt with Londo's Purple Files, a collection of dirt on all the other noble families compiled over years. Apparently, there was enough in them to blackmail the entire Centauri Republic.

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* Played with in the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode ''A scandal Scandal in Belgravia'', where a dominatrix threatens to release photographs of her session with a member of the royal family. She doesn't actually want anything, however - the photographs are just a power play to ensure she'll always have the UK government under her thumb. Later on, she takes this UpToEleven with [[spoiler:possible information on future terrorist attacks. If the government don't meet her demands, all she has to do is deny them the intelligence]].
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': ''Series/BabylonFive'':
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One episode dealt with Londo's Purple Files, a collection of dirt on all the other noble families compiled over years. Apparently, there was enough in them to blackmail the entire Centauri Republic. Republic.
** Garibaldi also took this approach to muscle out the old corrupt board of directors of Edgars Industries, along with arranging to put a {{Price on Their Head}}s if they had him or his wife assassinated.
20th Jul '16 8:51:52 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheAffair'': Oscar tries to blackmail Noah with knowledge of his affair with Alison. Noah asks his afluent best friend to loan him the money, but out of guilt he admits what happened to his wife anyway and tells Oscar to go screw himself.

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* ''Series/TheAffair'': Oscar tries to blackmail Noah with knowledge of his affair with Alison. Noah asks his afluent affluent best friend to loan him the money, but out of guilt he admits what happened to his wife anyway and tells Oscar to go screw himself.himself.
* ''{{Series/Guilt}}'': D.S. Bruno is coerced into covering up Prince Theo's involvement with Molly by his personal secretary, using corruption in his past.
17th Jul '16 5:33:00 AM Adept
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17th Jul '16 5:32:56 AM Adept
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* In the works of Creator/AgathaChristie, [[HeKnowsTooMuch blackmail is tantamount to suicide]]. Especially when the blackmailers [[TooDumbToLive blackmail the murderer about the murder they just committed.]]
* LordPeterWimsey turned the tables on a blackmailer in ''The Unprincipled Affair of the Practical Joker''. The asshole had stolen jewelry whose box included a document hinting at an affair the jewelry's owner had had, and blackmailed her. Wimsey made him look like a card shark and persuaded him to return all jewelry to the lady in question. Lord Peter and the other two card players then have the following conversation:

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* In the works of Creator/AgathaChristie, [[HeKnowsTooMuch blackmail is tantamount to suicide]]. Especially when the blackmailers [[TooDumbToLive blackmail the murderer about the murder they just committed.]]
* LordPeterWimsey
Literature/LordPeterWimsey turned the tables on a blackmailer in ''The Unprincipled Affair of the Practical Joker''. The asshole had stolen jewelry whose box included a document hinting at an affair the jewelry's owner had had, and blackmailed her. Wimsey made him look like a card shark and persuaded him to return all jewelry to the lady in question. Lord Peter and the other two card players then have the following conversation:
14th Jul '16 2:30:35 PM 101nightshade101
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* ''WebComic/{{Polanstuck}}'': Switzerland keeps a book for their plan to take over the world.
3rd Jul '16 5:25:23 PM eroock
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Compare BlackmailBackfire when the blackmailing [[SpannerInTheWorks fails for some reason]].
20th Jun '16 10:57:47 PM wormandaduck
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* This ultimately tanks the titular character's career in ''Theatre/Hamilton''. Marie Reynolds seduces him, then she and her husband blackmail him by threatening to publish the proof. Which is a problem, given that Hamilton is 1) active in politics and 2) mostly-happily married. Unlike most examples of this trope, Hamilton ''does'' go public, though only because the proof of his affair exonerates him from an accusation of embezzlement. It works, but he almost loses his wife and his career as a result.
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