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20th Nov '17 11:49:59 AM lillolillo
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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer'' when Joanne has incriminating info on some bad guys, but she will not specify what she wants for it right now. The potential recipient refuses to accept the info blind, but is persuaded otherwise when Joanne tells him that the info would be damaging to his interest as well. When the man growls this is blackmail, Joanne remarks, "It's all blackmail, I'm just choosing sides."
* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Day of the Dollmaker]]'', Catherine Grant blackmails ComicBook/LanaLang to get Supergirl to help her. When called out on it, Cat claims -pretty obtusely- that it was not blackmail.
-->'''Cat:''' And I'm not blackmailing anyone. I merely asked Lana to ask her friend to help me.
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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer'' when Joanne has incriminating info on some bad guys, but she will not specify what she wants for it right now. The potential recipient refuses to accept the info blind, but is persuaded otherwise when Joanne tells him that the info would be damaging to his interest as well. When the man growls this is blackmail, Joanne remarks, "It's all blackmail, I'm just choosing sides."
14th Nov '17 8:53:45 PM PaulA
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* In TheScarletPimpernel, Marguerite calls Chauvelin out for forcing her to spy on her peers (to uncover the Scarlet Pimpernel's identity) to ensure her brother's safety.

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* In TheScarletPimpernel, ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel'', Marguerite calls Chauvelin out for forcing her to spy on her peers (to uncover the Scarlet Pimpernel's identity) to ensure her brother's safety.
6th Nov '17 5:43:56 PM Discar
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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'': The Grand Master refuses to call his press-ganged gladiators "slaves." He prefers the more positive term "prisoners with jobs."
31st Oct '17 3:37:17 AM Gaby007
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* ''Fanfic/OurBladesAreSharp'' has a traveling Tyrion and Jon Snow happening on a crowded inn.
-->'''Jon:''' Mayhaps, we should try elsewhere?\\
'''Tyrion:''' You forget who you're traveling with, a crowded inn is no problem for a Lannister.\\
'''Jon:''' You mean to swindle someone out of their room? Like Lann the Clever with Casterly Rock.\\
'''Tyrion:''' You know my family's history. And swindle is such an ugly word. I prefer convincing with a slight edge. And this is hardly Casterly Rock.
31st Oct '17 3:31:16 AM Gaby007
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6186305/11/Once-Upon-a-Time-in-1917 Once Upon a Time in 1917]]'':
-->'''Edward:''' You bribed a nun?
-->'''Elizabeth Masen:''' No, dear, I made a donation to the poor.
28th Oct '17 11:59:47 AM OlmoJV
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* This example comes up in ''FanFic/TheVow'' about [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen's]] methods to enforce obedience from the citizens of Gongmen City.

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* This example comes up in ''FanFic/TheVow'' ''Fanfic/TheVow'' about [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen's]] methods to enforce obedience from the citizens of Gongmen City.
27th Oct '17 3:49:20 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.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10868642/2/Blurring-Reality Blurring Reality]]'' Tom Riddle threatens to refuse to not 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.


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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12164757/1/The-Fifth-House The Fifth House]]'':
-->'''Harry:''' Hermione reads romance novels? Seriously? You know, this is going to be used against you. I shall tease you mercilessly!\\
'''Hermione:''' Are you threatening to blackmail me?\\
'''Harry:''' Such an ugly word, blackmail. Think of it more as incentive, to do my homework. For the rest of our stay here at lovely Hogwarts.
17th Oct '17 4:11:23 AM Ulrik54
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->''"Blackmail is such an ugly word. I prefer 'extortion'. The 'X' makes it sound cool."''

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->''"Blackmail is such an ugly word. I prefer 'extortion'. [[XMakesAnythingCool The 'X' makes it sound cool.cool]]."''
17th Sep '17 11:29:20 AM DustSnitch
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-->'''Kasino''': You want to.... ''murder'' [[BadassPrincess Jadina]]?

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-->'''Kasino''': You want to.... ''murder'' [[BadassPrincess Jadina]]?Jadina?
16th Sep '17 8:22:54 AM chelonianmobile
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* ''TheBasilBrushShow'':
-->'''Dave:''' Fraud is such an ugly word, Steven. I prefer "rearrangement of the facts".
-->'''Steven:''' Well, rearrange this then. Grounded. You. Forever. Are!
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