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1st Sep '16 4:11:05 AM JackG
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* Discussed in ''NowhereMan''. Thomas Veil is an {{Unperson}} who is being called by a MysteriousInformant with information about why his life was taken away. He schedules a time and place for them to meet. A suspicious Tom tells him he forgot to say come alone. The informant didn't say it because he knows in Tom situation he has no friends or anyone he can trust so he felt no need to mention it.

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* Discussed in ''NowhereMan''. Thomas Veil is an {{Unperson}} who is being called by a MysteriousInformant with information about why his life was taken away. He schedules a time and place for them to meet. A suspicious Tom tells him he forgot to say come alone. The informant didn't say it because he knows in Tom Tom's situation he has no friends or anyone he can trust so he felt no need to mention it.
1st Sep '16 4:10:07 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. After Wesley is expelled from the Fang Gang, AmoralAttorney Lilah Morgan sends him an anonymous email asking for a meeting with "Come Alone". When Wesley turns up she taunts him that of course he was going to come alone, as he no longer has any friends.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. After Wesley is expelled from the Fang Gang, AmoralAttorney Team Angel, [[AmoralAttorney Lilah Morgan Morgan]] sends him an anonymous email asking for a meeting with "Come Alone". When Wesley turns up she taunts him that of course he was going to come alone, as he no longer has any friends.
28th Aug '16 3:51:26 AM JackG
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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. Inverted in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice The Magician's Apprentice]]" when Missy insists that UNIT bring eight snipers ("Three for each heart, and [[BizarreAlienBiology two for my brain stem]]") to her meeting with Clara Oswald, because [[TheDreaded Clara might not risk it otherwise]]. She's not worried about being shot because Missy knows UNIT [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou can't afford to kill her]]; in fact she disintegrates a couple of them [[ForTheEvulz just to drive the point home]].

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. Inverted in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice The Magician's Apprentice]]" when Missy insists that UNIT bring eight snipers ("Three for each heart, and [[BizarreAlienBiology each heart]], and two for my brain stem]]") stem") to her meeting with Clara Oswald, because [[TheDreaded Clara might not risk it otherwise]]. She's not worried about being shot because Missy knows UNIT [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou can't afford to kill her]]; in fact she disintegrates a couple of them [[ForTheEvulz just to drive the point home]].
28th Aug '16 3:50:21 AM JackG
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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. Inverted in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice The Magician's Apprentice]]" when Missy insists that UNIT bring eight snipers ("Three for each heart, and two for my brain stem") to her meeting with Clara Oswald, because [[TheDreaded Clara might not risk it otherwise]]. She's not worried about being shot because Missy knows UNIT [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou can't afford to kill her]]; in fact she disintegrates a couple of them [[ForTheEvulz just to drive the point home]].

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** Reese is told to come alone when meeting with Elias in "Pretenders". Given that Reese is a OneManArmy and Elias a FriendlyEnemy, he does come alone. Elias however does not, as Reese discovers when he threatens the mob boss.
-->'''Reese:''' Give me one good reason why I shouldn't take you out right now.
-->'''Elias:''' I'll give you three. [Guns cocking] All pointed at your head.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''. Inverted in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice The Magician's Apprentice]]" when Missy insists that UNIT bring eight snipers ("Three for each heart, and [[BizarreAlienBiology two for my brain stem") stem]]") to her meeting with Clara Oswald, because [[TheDreaded Clara might not risk it otherwise]]. She's not worried about being shot because Missy knows UNIT [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou can't afford to kill her]]; in fact she disintegrates a couple of them [[ForTheEvulz just to drive the point home]].
9th Apr '16 6:13:47 AM JackG
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** In "Number Crunch", the POI is told to "leave the muscle at home" when making a HostageForMacGuffin exchange. Reese of course comes anyway. Unfortunately the villain isn't alone either, as an innocuous female bystander turns out to be a member of the gang and nearly kills Reese.
1st Apr '16 12:21:27 PM ObsidianFire
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* ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' has a slightly GenreSavvy, if somewhat [[LawfulStupidChaoticStupid stupid good]], Usagi subvert the usual outcome of this trope. Receiving a "come alone" message from [[DarkMagicalGirl Dark Mercury]], she realizes her friends would follow her anyway, and so lies to them about the meeting's location. In another subversion, Dark Mercury actually does show up alone too, but that doesn't keep Usagi from nearly getting killed.

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* ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' has a slightly GenreSavvy, smart, if somewhat [[LawfulStupidChaoticStupid stupid good]], Usagi subvert the usual outcome of this trope. Receiving a "come alone" message from [[DarkMagicalGirl Dark Mercury]], she realizes her friends would follow her anyway, and so lies to them about the meeting's location. In another subversion, Dark Mercury actually does show up alone too, but that doesn't keep Usagi from nearly getting killed.



** Played straight in several episodes, but the villains in "Liberty" make it an EnforcedTrope. Knowing John Reese [[GenreSavvy will turn up anyway]], they chain a hostage to a bomb and a camera, then order his friend to get into a taxi to the real meeting place. If Reese tries to follow, they'll blow up the bomb.

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** Played straight in several episodes, but the villains in "Liberty" make it an EnforcedTrope. Knowing John Reese [[GenreSavvy will turn up anyway]], anyway, they chain a hostage to a bomb and a camera, then order his friend to get into a taxi to the real meeting place. If Reese tries to follow, they'll blow up the bomb.



* Played Straight in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV''. You are told to come alone to be paid by Dimitri, but GenreSavvy Little Jacob insists on coming. Naturally, it's a double-cross and the two of you have to blast through tons of Mooks.

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* Played Straight in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV''. You are told to come alone to be paid by Dimitri, but GenreSavvy but Little Jacob insists on coming. Naturally, it's a double-cross and the two of you have to blast through tons of Mooks.



* In ''GuildWars2'', as a couple of lower-caste charr bargain with you to join them alone in the woods to assist them with a job. Even your party is GenreSavvy enough to warn you that it's a horrible idea. [[spoiler: But in the end, the trope is subverted when they completely fulfill their end of the bargain with no shenanagins. One of them lampshades the trope in response to your character's surprise of their trustworthiness.]]

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* In ''GuildWars2'', as a couple of lower-caste charr bargain with you to join them alone in the woods to assist them with a job. Even your party is GenreSavvy smart enough to warn you that it's a horrible idea. [[spoiler: But in the end, the trope is subverted when they completely fulfill their end of the bargain with no shenanagins. One of them lampshades the trope in response to your character's surprise of their trustworthiness.]]



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30th Mar '16 7:53:09 PM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Played straight in several episodes, but the villains in "Liberty" make it an EnforcedTrope. Knowing John Reese [[GenreSavvy will turn up anyway]], they chain a hostage to a bomb and a camera, then order his friend to get into a taxi to the real meeting place. If Reese tries to follow, they'll blow up the bomb.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.
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Played straight in several episodes, but the villains in "Liberty" make it an EnforcedTrope. Knowing John Reese [[GenreSavvy will turn up anyway]], they chain a hostage to a bomb and a camera, then order his friend to get into a taxi to the real meeting place. If Reese tries to follow, they'll blow up the bomb.bomb.
** In the pilot episode, a young woman's willingness to do this foreshadows TheReveal that she's the leader of the criminals, not a potential VictimOfTheWeek as Reese initially supposed.
27th Mar '16 4:01:14 AM JackG
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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. Inverted in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice The Magician's Apprentice]]" when Missy insists that UNIT bring eight snipers ("Three for each heart, and two for my brain stem") to her meeting with Clara Oswald, because [[TheDreaded Clara might not risk it otherwise]]. She's not worried about being shot because Missy knows UNIT [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou can't afford to kill her]]; in fact she disintegrates a couple of them [[ForTheEvulz just to drive the point home]].
12th Mar '16 5:16:15 PM eroock
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->''They always want you to go alone when you're walking into a trap. Have you noticed that?''

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->''They ->''"They always want you to go alone when you're walking into a trap. Have you noticed that?''that?"''
23rd Feb '16 6:35:02 PM PaulA
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* In "Pearls Are a Nuisance" by Creator/RaymondChandler, the protagonist is instructed to come to a remote location with the ransom money, alone. His friend insists on coming along, hidden in the back of the car, in case there's trouble. The other side don't show up, [[spoiler:but then they were never going to anyway, because the friend was behind the whole thing and it was a set-up to get the protagonist somewhere quiet and rob him of the ransom money]].
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