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19th May '16 8:48:30 AM Doug86
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* The ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' issue [[http://www.4thletter.net/2006/11/the-top-100-what-if-countdown-part-19/ "What If Gwen Stacy Had Lived?"]] (v1 #24) concludes with a reversal of this trope, in that it's the ''villain'' who sends information to the press rather than the hero. The Green Goblin posts evidence of Spider-Man's SecretIdentity to the hero's "second-greatest enemy": [[DaEditor J. Jonah Jameson]].

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* The ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' issue [[http://www.4thletter.net/2006/11/the-top-100-what-if-countdown-part-19/ "What If Gwen Stacy Had Lived?"]] (v1 #24) concludes with a reversal of this trope, in that it's the ''villain'' who sends information to the press rather than the hero. The Green Goblin posts evidence of Spider-Man's SecretIdentity to the hero's "second-greatest enemy": [[DaEditor J. Jonah Jameson]].
18th May '16 1:19:51 AM GamerFromJump2
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* Now, the very idea of stopping books, raw images, or music is ludicrous, with the ability to carry thousands on a Micro SD chip the size of a thumbnail.
13th May '16 7:41:24 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Series/TheExpanse'':
** Episode 2: A Martian ship is about to grab the ''Canterbury's'' life pod and Holden thinks that the people who destroyed their ship are coming to finish them off so he sends a broad-spectrum message accusing Mars of destroying the ''Canterbury''. It causes riots to break out throughout the Belt.
** Episode 5: A flashback shows a Belter protest earlier that was brutally taken down by the UNN, destroying an entire station inhabited not only by protesting miners but their children as well. After numerous offers to surrender were ignored one of the protest leaders sent a transmission showing his oxygen-deprived daughter and explaining that they were just trying to improve their kids' lives, which cuts off as the station is destroyed. Apparently it was so effective that the assault's leader defected to the OPA.
20th Apr '16 4:51:31 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/TheBigHeat'', Mrs. Duncan's arranged to have her husband's suicide note sent to the press in the event of her death. When she does get killed, the published document brings down BigBad Lagana and his empire.
31st Mar '16 1:17:26 PM ObsidianFire
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* Smith from ''Film/ShootEmUp'' does this out of GenreSavvy -- see the page quote. Unfortunately, it's an AvertedTrope-the villains have too much power and keep the news from getting out. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Which is all right for Smith...]]

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* Smith from ''Film/ShootEmUp'' does this out because [[GenreSavvy he's aware of GenreSavvy how this goes in movies]] -- see the page quote. Unfortunately, it's an AvertedTrope-the villains have too much power and keep the news from getting out. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Which is all right for Smith...]]
5th Feb '16 9:08:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Serpico}} makes futile attempts to get his various police superiors and the Mayor's office to do something about police corruption, but it's only when he and his colleagues go to the ''New York Times'' that a proper enquiry is held not only into corruption but how it's allowed to flourish. This only makes Serpico a greater target however.

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* {{Serpico}} Literature/{{Serpico}} makes futile attempts to get his various police superiors and the Mayor's office to do something about police corruption, but it's only when he and his colleagues go to the ''New York Times'' that a proper enquiry is held not only into corruption but how it's allowed to flourish. This only makes Serpico a greater target however.
16th Dec '15 9:37:31 AM thatother1dude
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Occasionally this is the posthumous revenge of a DeadManWriting. This can be used to subvert a ShootTheShaggyDog ending -- the protagonists achieved nothing and [[HeroicSacrifice died in the attempt]], but it's subsequently revealed that they managed to get the word out, and it might all be worth it in the end. Can also be played [[BolivianArmyEnding ambiguously]], with the audience unsure of whether the information gets delivered or not (or whether or not it [[ExtraStrengthMasquerade has any effect]] if it does).

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Occasionally this is the posthumous revenge of a DeadManWriting. This can be used to subvert a ShootTheShaggyDog ending -- the protagonists achieved nothing and [[HeroicSacrifice died in the attempt]], but it's subsequently revealed that they managed to get the word out, and it might all be worth it in the end. Can also be played [[BolivianArmyEnding [[AmbiguousEnding ambiguously]], with the audience unsure of whether the information gets delivered or not (or whether or not it [[ExtraStrengthMasquerade has any effect]] if it does).



* The original ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' plays this slightly differently to the film (see below) -- Rorschach puts his diary in a mailbox before the {{denouement}}, and we only discover its destination at the very end. Whether the world finds out (let alone whether they ''should'') is [[BolivianArmyEnding left ambiguous]], and the reader is asked to decide.

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* The original ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' plays this slightly differently to the film (see below) -- Rorschach puts his diary in a mailbox before the {{denouement}}, and we only discover its destination at the very end. Whether the world finds out (let alone whether they ''should'') is [[BolivianArmyEnding [[AmbiguousEnding left ambiguous]], and the reader is asked to decide.
16th Dec '15 9:35:50 AM thatother1dude
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* One episode of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' has the duo attempting to subvert this trope by recovering every copy of an old porn tape Panty made that's ruining her upcoming movie career. They eventually succeed and Stocking is given the last copy, with Panty figuring she can't do any harm with it. However, a double subversion kicks in when Stocking learns Panty had all her scenes from the film cut, so she puts the video on the 'net as revenge.

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* One episode of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' has the duo attempting to subvert this trope by recovering recover every copy of an old porn tape Panty made that's ruining her upcoming movie career. They eventually succeed and Stocking is given the last copy, with Panty figuring she can't do any harm with it. However, a double subversion kicks in when Stocking learns Panty had all her scenes from the film cut, so she puts the video on the 'net as revenge.
8th Dec '15 5:17:05 PM fdsa1234567890
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* Series/{{Nikita}} often threatens this, but she never actually does it. The problem is that the actions that [[RogueAgent Divison]] carried out could never be released to the world due to all of the problems it would cause.
11th Oct '15 1:11:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* This is how the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' "classic" ''PartsTheClonusHorror'' ends; the RetiredBadass IntrepidReporter Jake Noble is murdered, but manages to get a tape exposing the Clonus project to the media.

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* This is how the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' "classic" ''PartsTheClonusHorror'' ''Film/PartsTheClonusHorror'' ends; the RetiredBadass IntrepidReporter Jake Noble is murdered, but manages to get a tape exposing the Clonus project to the media.



* The U.S version of StateOfPlay ends with a credits montage of Cal and Della's story on Point Corp going to print.

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* The U.S version of StateOfPlay ''Film/StateOfPlay'' ends with a credits montage of Cal and Della's story on Point Corp going to print.
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