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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.
9th Oct '17 2:20:11 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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9th Oct '17 9:53:42 AM PistolsAtDawn
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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.]]
8th Oct '17 2:15:26 PM Malady
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* In the MalcolmInTheMiddle episode "Hal Coaches", after the main family gets their neighbor's computer from a deal Hal made, Malcolm and Reese discover a bunch of non-deleted emails from women that their neighbors knows which leave little to the imagination. As a result of the aforementioned deal, Reese now has to start building a gazebo in his neighbor's yard. At this point Reese spills the beans and his neighbor begs him not to tell his wife. Reese uses this for his own amusement by blackmailing him into being his servant and he refuses to cut him any slack even when his wife can see what is going on in plain sight. It backfires when Reese makes his neighbor pick him up from school and he has to listen to Reese's guidance counselor, who tells him about an incident Reese caused at school which could land Reese in major trouble at home.

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* In the MalcolmInTheMiddle ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' episode "Hal Coaches", after the main family gets their neighbor's computer from a deal Hal made, Malcolm and Reese discover a bunch of non-deleted emails from women that their neighbors knows which leave little to the imagination. As a result of the aforementioned deal, Reese now has to start building a gazebo in his neighbor's yard. At this point Reese spills the beans and his neighbor begs him not to tell his wife. Reese uses this for his own amusement by blackmailing him into being his servant and he refuses to cut him any slack even when his wife can see what is going on in plain sight. It backfires when Reese makes his neighbor pick him up from school and he has to listen to Reese's guidance counselor, who tells him about an incident Reese caused at school which could land Reese in major trouble at home.
22nd Sep '17 10:16:58 PM Gamermaster
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* Subverted in chapter 8 of ''Manga/{{Horimiya}}''. Miyamura briefly wonders if Sengoku is blackmailing Hori to help him with student council work since she continued to help him even after the public shaming fiasco
in the previous chapter. In reality, Hori and Sengoku are ChildhoodFriends and she's helping him of her own volition to make up for all the times she bullied him when they were younger.

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* Subverted in chapter 8 of ''Manga/{{Horimiya}}''. Miyamura briefly wonders if Sengoku is blackmailing Hori to help him with student council work since she continued to help him even after the public shaming fiasco
fiasco in the previous chapter. In reality, Hori and Sengoku are ChildhoodFriends and she's helping him of her own volition to make up for all the times she bullied him when they were younger.
22nd Sep '17 10:15:00 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/MagicOfStella'', Shiina oftens [[JustifiedTrope resorts to do this]] to keep the team writer Ayame in line since the latter has serious ScheduleSlip issues. Shiina has a lot of stuff in her arsenal; being ChildhoodFriends she knows well Ayame was a {{tomboy}} with MrImagination issues, both of which things seen by Ayame as OldShame in PresentDay.

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* In ''Manga/MagicOfStella'', Shiina oftens often [[JustifiedTrope resorts to do this]] to keep the team writer Ayame in line since the latter has serious ScheduleSlip issues. Shiina has a lot of stuff in her arsenal; being ChildhoodFriends she knows well Ayame was a {{tomboy}} with MrImagination issues, both of which things seen by Ayame as OldShame in PresentDay.PresentDay.
* Subverted in chapter 8 of ''Manga/{{Horimiya}}''. Miyamura briefly wonders if Sengoku is blackmailing Hori to help him with student council work since she continued to help him even after the public shaming fiasco
in the previous chapter. In reality, Hori and Sengoku are ChildhoodFriends and she's helping him of her own volition to make up for all the times she bullied him when they were younger.
12th Sep '17 3:26:45 PM kazokuhouou
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** Keith Sanzen found out about Cooper's secret lounge on the mall's roof and threatened to tell Stuart if he couldn't use it any way he wanted. Cooper ends up calling the police on him after he turns it into a poetry slam and erased any trace of Cooper's involvement. Keith swears revenge on Cooper.

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** Keith Sanzen found out about Cooper's secret lounge on the mall's roof and threatened to tell Stuart if he couldn't use it any way he wanted. Cooper ends up calling the police on him after he turns it into a poetry slam and erased any trace of Cooper's involvement. Keith swears revenge on Cooper.Cooper [[spoiler:which manifests in becoming an inventory supervisor and manipulating events to keep Cooper working at Grumbel's, as he knows Cooper hates it there but also lacks the ambition to look elsewhere]].
8th Sep '17 6:08:31 AM JamesAustin
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* In the 1929 Creator/AlfredHitchcock film ''Film/{{Blackmail}}'', Alice kills the man who was trying to rape her. Then an acquaintance of the dead man starts hinting that he knows what she did, and could be...persuaded to keep quiet.

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* In the 1929 Creator/AlfredHitchcock film ''Film/{{Blackmail}}'', ''Film/{{Blackmail|1929}}'', Alice kills the man who was trying to rape her. Then an acquaintance of the dead man starts hinting that he knows what she did, and could be...persuaded to keep quiet.
8th Sep '17 5:43:11 AM JamesAustin
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* Subverted twice in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'':

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* Subverted twice in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'':''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'':



-->'''[[TheDon Falcone]]''': I want to know how you're gonna convince me to keep my mouth shut.
-->'''[[MadScientist Crane]]''': About what? You don't know anything.
-->'''Falcone''': I know you wouldn't want the police to take a closer look at those drugs they seized. And I know about your experiments with the inmates of your nuthouse. See, I don't go into business with a guy without finding out his dirty secrets. And those goons you used I own the muscle in this town. Now, I've been bringing your stuff in for months, so whatever he's planning, it's big, and I want in.
-->'''Crane''': Well, I already know what he'll say: that we should kill you.
-->'''Falcone''': Even he can't get me in here. Not in my town.
-->'''Crane''': ...would you like to see my mask? I use it in my experiments. Probably not very frightening to a guy like you, but these crazies, they can't stand it.
-->'''Falcone''': So when did the nut take over the nuthouse?
-->''[[spoiler:Cue [[EvilVersusEvil Crane spraying the fear toxin in Falcone's face]], [[LaserGuidedKarma making Falcone scream in terror]].]]''
** ''Film/TheDarkKnight''
-->'''[[DeadpanSnarker Lucius Fox]]:''' So let me get this straight. You believe that your client, [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob one of the richest and most influential men in the world]], is [[SecretIdentity secretly]] a vigilante who goes out at night and beats criminals to a pulp with his bare hands... and your plan is to ''[[DidntThinkThisThrough blackmail]]'' this person? Good luck.

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-->'''[[TheDon --->'''[[TheDon Falcone]]''': I want to know how you're gonna convince me to keep my mouth shut.
-->'''[[MadScientist --->'''[[MadScientist Crane]]''': About what? You don't know anything.
-->'''Falcone''': --->'''Falcone''': I know you wouldn't want the police to take a closer look at those drugs they seized. And I know about your experiments with the inmates of your nuthouse. See, I don't go into business with a guy without finding out his dirty secrets. And those goons you used I own the muscle in this town. Now, I've been bringing your stuff in for months, so whatever he's planning, it's big, and I want in.
-->'''Crane''': --->'''Crane''': Well, I already know what he'll say: that we should kill you.
-->'''Falcone''': --->'''Falcone''': Even he can't get me in here. Not in my town.
-->'''Crane''': ...--->'''Crane''': ...would you like to see my mask? I use it in my experiments. Probably not very frightening to a guy like you, but these crazies, they can't stand it.
-->'''Falcone''': --->'''Falcone''': So when did the nut take over the nuthouse?
-->''[[spoiler:Cue --->''[[spoiler:Cue [[EvilVersusEvil Crane spraying the fear toxin in Falcone's face]], [[LaserGuidedKarma making Falcone scream in terror]].]]''
** ''Film/TheDarkKnight''
-->'''[[DeadpanSnarker
''Film/TheDarkKnight'':
--->'''[[DeadpanSnarker
Lucius Fox]]:''' So let me get this straight. You believe that your client, [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob one of the richest and most influential men in the world]], is [[SecretIdentity secretly]] a vigilante who goes out at night and beats criminals to a pulp with his bare hands... and your plan is to ''[[DidntThinkThisThrough blackmail]]'' this person? Good luck.
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